Thursday, March 23, 2017

California has a new voter registration record: 19.43 million are signed up to vote

Following the hotly contested 2016 presidential election, California has set a new voter registration record, with 19.43 million residents now signed up to vote. More than 20,000 voters have been added to the rolls since Oct.
Source: California has a new voter registration record: 19.43 million are signed up to vote

California voters continue to shun political party identification

California had more than 19.43 million registered voters as of early last month, with voters shunning party affiliation at a growing rate, according to new state registration numbers. Democratic and Republican registration dropped slightly from the Oct. 24 cutoff before the Nov.
Source: California voters continue to shun political party identification

GOP Rolls Out Paid Digital Ad Campaign Backing Republican Agenda

The Republican National Committee (RNC) has announced a six-figure campaign for a package of advertisements supporting important Republican agenda items shaping the first 100 days of President Donald Trump's administration. The package of ads will air in 2018 battleground states.
Source: GOP Rolls Out Paid Digital Ad Campaign Backing Republican Agenda

Washington Presidential Elector Lawsuit Dropped

On March 14, the Democratic presidential electors who had sued to overturn a Washington state law that fines “disobedient” electors dropped their lawsuit. Their court papers do not explain why they dropped it. The case is Chiafalo v Inslee, w.d., 2:16cv-1886.
Source: Washington Presidential Elector Lawsuit Dropped

Briefing Cybersecurity Election 2016 Facts and Findings

NASS on Facebook will provide the latest conference info and more. MyEvents2Go is a free app available for Android, Apple and Windows operating systems. Use NASS17W in app to find info for the NASS Winter 2017 Conference.
Source: Briefing Cybersecurity Election 2016 Facts and Findings

OpenSecrets adds data on executive branch personal finances – but White House officials have yet to file disclosures

Today, the Center for Responsive Politics is releasing new personal financial data for members of the Trump administration.
Source: OpenSecrets adds data on executive branch personal finances – but White House officials have yet to file disclosures

Congress should honor its commitments to transparency

Last summer, we hailed a decade of progress opening up Congressional data to the public and praised Congress and Speaker Ryan for committing to making deliberative decisions more transparent online. This morning, we are faced with the U.S.
Source: Congress should honor its commitments to transparency