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2014-02-11 11:01:39

It’s not necessarily voters who should be blamed for the lack of minorities in state legislatures, but instead the two major political parties for not recruiting enough candidates, indicates new research by a Michigan State University scholar. Eric Gonzalez Juenke analyzed nearly 10,000 statehouse elections in 2000 and 2010 and found Latino candidates were on the ballot just 5 percent of the time. But when Latinos did run for office, they won just as often as their white counterparts –...

2011-04-15 07:15:00

ORLANDO, Fla., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Voters finally win! After nearly a year of research and development, America's first non-partisan "online" Federal, State and Local Referendum Voting System will be launching on Independence Day, July 4th 2011. In addition to Referendum Voting, this system provides a multitude of valuable voter services not found anywhere else. This system is designed to be advisory, and would assist our elected officials in understanding the exact will of...

2010-09-28 06:05:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The primaries are over and the sprint is on for the final six weeks of campaigning before Election Day 2010. If the election for the House of Representatives were held today, two in five registered voters (40%) would vote for the Democratic candidate and 36% would vote for the Republican candidate with one in five (19%) not at all sure. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/NY06256LOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-05-20 10:46:00

NOVATO, Calif. and HOLLYWOOD, Fla., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Marin Independent Journal (www.marinij.com) and eVoter (www.evoter.com) today announced a partnership that connects voters in Marin County to polling place locations, election information, candidate profiles and endorsements for California's June 8th Primary Elections. eVoter is a non-partisan website that allows voters to directly interact with candidates and access accurate, up-to-date information to make informed decisions...

2010-05-06 08:35:00

STOCKTON, Calif. and HOLLYWOOD, Fla., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- CentralValleyBusinessTimes (www.centralvalleybusinesstimes.com) and eVoter (www.evoter.com) today announced a partnership that connects voters in California's Central Valley to polling place locations, election information, candidate profiles and endorsements for California's June 8th Primary Elections. eVoter is a non-partisan website that allows voters to directly interact with candidates and access accurate, up-to-date...

2010-04-15 12:30:00

MONTEREY, Calif. and HOLLYWOOD, Fla., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Monterey County Herald and eVoter (www.evoter.com) today announced a partnership that connects Monterey County voters to polling place locations, election information, candidate profiles and endorsements prior to California's Primary Election on June 8th. eVoter is a non-partisan website that allows voters to directly interact with candidates and access accurate, up-to-date information to make informed decisions on Election...

2008-09-11 18:00:14

Massachusetts voters have a new resource to turn to for information about state and local candidates. Imagine Election, a new website, makes it easy for voters to find information about candidates who running for office in their districts. The site launches just in time for the Massachusetts state primaries on Tuesday, September 16th, and features informative candidate profiles for more than 80 candidates in the more than 60 contested primaries across the state. "The intense focus on the...

2008-06-22 12:00:11

By Bryan Dean, The Oklahoman Jun. 22--Oklahoma voters have a new way to learn about candidates running for public office. ElectOK.com, a new Web site being launched today by the OPUBCO Communications Group, will offer candidates a chance to connect with voters and gives voters a place to compare candidates in every race. Rob Wescott, vice president of audience development for OPUBCO Communications Group, said the site will give all kinds of information direct from the candidates to...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'