Posted on October 14, 2019 in 2020 Presidential Candidate Profiles
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Thomas F. Steyer is an American billionaire, hedge fund manager, philanthropist, environmentalist, liberal activist, and fundraiser. Steyer is the founder and former co-senior-managing-partner of Farallon Capital and the co-founder of Onecalifornia Bank, which...
Posted on September 20, 2019 in Countdown Volume 21 No 11: The More Things Change
Ahead of the 2020 election, important changes to the voting process are being discussed in election offices. Many counties are exploring the use of vote centers instead of precinct-specific polling locations. Most counties and states still use the precinct-based model, meaning voters are assigned to one polling location on election day, and they are unable to vote anywhere else. In contrast, vote centers allow voters to go to any vote center to cast their ballot. Some states already use vote centers, and the impact is mixed. While proponents cite the cost-saving and accessibility benefits of vote centers, there are valid...
Posted on August 20, 2019 in 2020 Presidential Candidate Profiles
Mike Gravel abandoned his campaign for the Presidency on July 8, 2019.
Mike Gravel was a candidate in the early stages of the Democratic 2020 primary.
"Former Alaska Senator and anti-war activist Mike Gravel, who announced in April he was running for president in order to get the other 20-something candidates to reckon with American imperialism, has officially declared the end of his run." (8/6/2019, Vox)
[Back to Candidate Tracker] John Hickenlooper abandoned his campaign for President on August 15, 2019. (USNews) hickenlooper.com
John Hickenlooper pursued a career...
[Back to Election Central] Bullock, long-shot 2020 Dem, insists nomination ‘won’t be decided by the debates’ [10/11/2019, Fox]
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Posted on July 25, 2019 in Advocacy
Your Member of Congress is home-- it's time to go to work!
Posted on July 24, 2019 in Countdown Vol 21 No 3: Under The Headlines
How many years does the average special interest group leader serve in prison for undermining our democracy with big money donations to politicians? Zero years, because special interest influence over politicians is 100% legal. But you know who was sentenced to 5 years in prison? Crystal Mason, a Texas citizen and resident of Tarrant County, who is set to serve time for... trying to vote. Here’s what happened: In 2016, Mason cast a provisional ballot while she was on “federal supervised release,” a preliminary period out of federal prison for those who have completed their time...
Posted on July 18, 2019 in Countdown Volume 21 No 2: No They Didn’t (Yes, They Did)
Remember California Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter? When his seat was first challenged by Arab American Ammar Campa-Najjar, Hunter resorted to a campaign of bigotry, releasing an ad portraying his opponent as a member of a plot by “radical Muslims… trying to infiltrate the U.S. government.” Hunter managed to hold on to his seat. But now that prosecutors are accusing him of using hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions on personal expenses, including (get this...) multiple affairs, Hunter’s wife is cooperating with prosecutors. All of this is really bad for Hunter, which...