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NAACP report: Florida among 4 states with ‘most restrictive’ felon disenfranchisement laws

A report released earlier this month by the NAACP found that Florida is among the states with the “most restrictive” felon disenfranchisement “laws in the country” — one of many aspects of the state’s voting practices that will limit voter participation among minorities, according to the group.

Duran investigating whether dead people have voted in New Mexico

By | 11.10.11 | 6:19 pm | More from The New Mexico Independent

Photo: Chris Steller

The office of Secretary of State Dianna Duran says that the names of 641 dead people are still on the voter registration rolls in New Mexico.

Gary Johnson files for N.H. primary just in time

By | 10.28.11 | 10:21 pm | More from The New Mexico Independent

Former Gov. Gary Johnson filed the paperwork for his candidacy in the New Hampshire presidential primary — mere hours before the filing deadline in the crucial early primary state. After a campaign mix-up, Johnson was forced to take a red-eye from Arizona to file his paperwork in person.

Mayor Bloomberg trust donated big to Louisiana education board elections

By | 10.25.11 | 8:47 am

A fund called The Michael R. Bloomberg Revocable Trust, of which the principal trustee is New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, donated $100,000 to a Baton Rouge-based political action committee just days before a pivotal Louisiana election that decided the make-up of the state’s main K-12 board of education.

NOM trying to appeal to anger over Wall Street to raise money for its N.Y. PAC

By | 10.24.11 | 1:34 pm

In its ongoing fundraising campaign targeting four Republican New York state senators who jumped party lines to vote in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage this past summer, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is shopping the narrative that the senators were bought by New York City Mayor Michael More…

New Mexico GOP goes after campaign finance law

By | 10.11.11 | 9:02 pm | More from The New Mexico Independent

The Republican Party of New Mexico’s suit filing in federal court last Friday to challenge the state’s Limits Law, a campaign finance law passed in 2009, is poised for a fight. Some who previously supported the law are now joining to dismantle it.

Albuquerque voters reject red-light cameras

By | 10.06.11 | 9:15 am | More from The New Mexico Independent

Voters in Tuesday’s Albuquerque municipal elections decided to keep two incumbent city councilors in office but rejected one of Mayor Richard Berry’s top initiatives. A long-standing red-light photo-camera bill was also rebuked.

Mayor Berry’s “ABQ: The Plan” — the pairing of an improved interstate highway interchange and the construction of More…

Gary Johnson invited to join Fox News Republican presidential debate

By | 09.20.11 | 6:58 pm | More from The New Mexico Independent

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson will be allowed to participate in Thursday’s Fox News debate in Orlando, Fla., among Republican presidential candidates, The Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz reports:

New Mexico: Legislators of Albuquerque’s West Side rally for more House seats

By | 09.14.11 | 6:22 pm

Lawmakers and community advocates from Albuquerque’s fast-growing West Side rallied Tuesday outside the Capitol for more representation, as the Legislature is drawing plans to redistrict House and Senate seats during the special session. 

Texas redistricting plan faces new political questions on road to federal approval

By | 07.19.11 | 4:59 pm

A suit filed last week by state Rep. Marc Veasey (D-Fort Worth) is just one of many in federal courts around Texas now alleging the Texas Legislature’s new map for U.S. Congress seats under-represents the growth in Texas’ minority populations.

In the Houston Chronicle, Veasey complained that “statewide, 90 percent More…