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Stivers advocates repeal of the 17th Amendment

From the Department of Colossally Stupid Ideas comes the Tea Party's quest to repeal the 17th Amendment, which provides for direct popular election of U.S. senators. And it has support from Republican candidate for the Ohio's 15th Congressional District, Steve Stivers.

Electronic voting machines: Should feds get involved?

The New York Times is in support of requiring election boards to use electronic voting machines that use optical-scan voting. The Times notes, "With optical scans, voters fill out a paper ballot that is then read by computer — much like a standardized test." How do you think this bill would go over in Ohio?

Pew Study: 2008 Electorate Most Diverse Yet

By Dan Balz

Posted at 6:34 PM ET on Apr 30, 2009

A new study by the Pew Research Center found that participation rates among African Americans, Latinos and Asian Americans all rose between 2004 and 2008, leaving the share of the electorate accounted for by white voters at an all-time low of 76.3 percent.


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