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August 10, 2017

Blumenthal: Manafort Search Is A ‘Stunning Development’

by Jack Kramer | August 10, 2017 11:00pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said the execution of a search warrant on Paul Manafort’s home was a “stunning development” and an indication of “criminal wrongdoing.”

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July 11, 2017

Clean Elections Program On The Chopping Block

by Jack Kramer | July 11, 2017 4:52pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Government watchdogs and a group of Democratic legislators made a passionate plea to save the state’s Citizens’ Election Program from the budget chopping block Tuesday.

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July 6, 2017

Merrill Won’t Comply With Trump Commission Request For Voter Information

by Christine Stuart | July 6, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, said she’s concluded that complying with a request for information from President Donald Trump’s commission investigating the integrity of the 2016 election “is not in the best interest of Connecticut residents.”

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June 23, 2017

OP-ED | Redistricting Reform Long Overdue

by Susan Bigelow | June 23, 2017 10:00am

The U.S. Supreme Court will be hearing a case on the politically biased drawing of electoral districts for the first time. Depending on how the justices rule, this could be a watershed moment for fairness in elections both nationally and here in Connecticut.

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May 25, 2017

Divided House Forwards Campaign Bill To Senate

by Christine Stuart | May 25, 2017 7:01pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The House passed a bill Thursday on a 79-70, party line vote that would change campaign laws and could set the state up for a constitutional challenge.

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May 23, 2017

House Forwards Early Voting Resolution To Senate

by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2017 8:02pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The House took the first step Tuesday toward allowing the electorate to decide whether to amend the Connecticut constitution to allow for early voting.

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May 18, 2017

House Tables Debate On National Popular Vote

by Christine Stuart | May 18, 2017 11:19am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 1:43 p.m.) After 90 minutes the House Thursday decided to table debate on a controversial bill that could change how the results of presidential contests are counted.

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May 12, 2017

OP-ED | Is the Citizens Election Program Worth Saving?

by Susan Bigelow | May 12, 2017 10:00am

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The republic feels like it’s imploding this week, but I’m writing about a minor campaign finance reform passed in 2005 here in Connecticut. Bear with me. It matters.

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May 9, 2017

Democratic Lawmakers Defend Citizens Election Program

by Christine Stuart | May 9, 2017 1:31pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s current budget crisis should not be used as an excuse to gut the Citizens Election Program, a group of Democratic lawmakers and good government advocates said Tuesday.

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March 23, 2017

OP-ED | It’s Time For Connecticut To Join The National Popular Vote Compact

by Jonathan Perloe | March 23, 2017 5:30am

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Having seen the loser of the national popular vote win the White House in two of the last five presidential elections, I’ve been aware for years of the inequity of the current winner-take-all system of assigning states’ electoral votes. But winner-take-all does a disservice even when it “works,” that is, when the Electoral College winner is also the candidate for whom the most ballots were cast.

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