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Politics
8:57 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Princeton & Sturgis Wet/Dry Vote

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Voters in Princeton and one precinct in Sturgis, in Union County, have decided to go wet. Caldwell County Clerk Toni Watson says the measure allowing liquor-by-the-drink in restaurants and the sale of packaged liquor passed yesterday by nearly 200 votes. Watson says businesses can apply for the proper license after 60 days.  

The 2nd precinct in Sturgis passed a measure to sell wine and beer by just 14 votes. Precincts 1 and 3 chose to remain dry.  Portions of Union County are already wet  so county clerk Trey Peak expects sales in precinct two to begin in about thirty days.

Politics
4:32 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

West TN Candidates in Primary Election

Tennessee's primary election is Thursday. Voters in west Tennessee head to the polls to narrow the field in many state and local races. In the 8th District Congressional Race, incumbent Republican Stephen Fincher's primary opponent is Annette Justice of Memphis. Democrats Wes Bradley of Cottage Grove, Timothy Dixon of Germantown, and Christa Stoscheck of Jackson are seeking their party's nomination. In the Tennessee State House both candidates for the 75th District, republican Tim Wirgau of Buchanan and Democrat Steve Wright of Springville, are unopposed.

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From the Capitol
3:21 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Conway, Grimes Team Up to Prevent Voter Fraud

Kentucky officials are once again planning to crack down on voter fraud in the May 22 primary.

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Election 2012
5:06 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Tentative Merger Vote Set May 1st

The Charter County Government Commission have changed a plan for the proposed merger of Paducah and McCracken governments. Vice Chairman Tom Garrett says the changes reflect concerns residents voiced during public forums held earlier in the year. The changes clarify the role of a transitional committee appointed to speed the merger if the plan passes and moves elections for new officials from 2013 to 2014 to avoid a special election. The changes also include an “out” clause allowing voters to revert to the current government. Tom Garrett…

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Felon Voting Rally
2:52 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Felons' Voting Rights Supporters Rally

Supporters of legislation to restore voting rights to felons say the offenders have paid their debt to society and should have full suffrage granted automatically.

House Bill 70 is a constitutional amendment that would allow for that restoration, which is currently banned.

The House has already advanced the measure, but like in years past, the bill seems dead on arrival in the state Senate.

That didn't stop members of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth and other groups to rally loudly for an hour in the Capitol Rotunda in support of their bill Thursday.

Voter ID Response Encouraging
8:09 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Election Officials Optimistic About Voter ID Law

Tennessee election officials say the small number of residents who didn't have proper identification during early voting indicates people are adjusting to a new law requiring a photo ID to vote, but others say the real test will be November’s general election.  Tennessee's 12-day early voting period ended last Tuesday.  Election Coordinator Mark Goins says during that time, there were more than 200,000 voters, and only 46 showed up without a photo ID.  However, Vanderbilt University political science professor Bruce Oppenheimer says early voters are a bad sample of the general electorate be

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Government
9:09 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Felon Voting Rights

The Kentucky House of Representatives has approved a proposal that would let Kentuckians decide whether to amend the state Constitution to restore some felons' voting rights.  The measure by Democratic Representative Jesse Crenshaw of Lexington passed Thursday. Most felons would be eligible to vote after they have served their sentences or completed probation. It would not apply to those convicted of treason, intentional killing, sex crimes or bribery. If approved in the Senate, the proposal would then go to the secretary of state.

Morning Cram
8:54 am
Tue February 14, 2012

the morning cram [we don't usually see this much activity in a dead person edition]

Breaking News: Zombies interested in more than brains.

NPR reports a new study shows that around 1.8 million dead people are registered to vote in the US.

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