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LA's Top Elections Official Answers Questions About June 7 Primary

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.24.2016 | Los Angeles
John Wellington Ennis

The upcoming June 7th primary in California has increased attention to how Angelenos will vote in an election where over a third of registered voters are not registered with any political party.

Friday Talking Points -- Don't Panic!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Can we all just take a deep breath? I'm speaking to many Democratic voters as well as the bulk of the mainstream media here, just to clarify. Because far too many seem to currently be going off the deep end. But from where I sit, this is an overreaction to a very short-term situation.

How Can We Trust Our Elections?

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

I've been following the news closely for more signs of voter disenfranchisement in this primary, so I was alarmed to see this headline come out the night of the Kentucky primary: "31 Kentucky Counties Report Election Fraud."

Democratic Primary Home Stretch

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We're really in the home stretch of the Democratic primaries now, as the last few territories and the last eight states will all be voting in the upcoming weeks. Tuesday night, Oregon and Kentucky will weigh in, and then the last six states (who, for some unfathomable reason, all decided to go last this year) will finally get a chance to vote.

America's Third World Nation

Diane M. Francis | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Diane M. Francis

America's impoverished grows. There is no trickle-down benefit for them, due to many reasons, but voting absence represents yet another obstacle.

What Should Bernie Do?

David Morris | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
David Morris

Bernie should continue to educate America. He needs to stay in not only to gather more delegates, but also to magnetize more young people to the possibilities of politics.

Why Primaries Are Not the Best Way to Choose a Candidate

Mark Chou | Posted 05.03.2016 | World
Mark Chou

MELBOURNE, Australia -- In a recent poll, almost two-thirds of surveyed voters said they have little or no confidence in the political wisdom of the American public to make the right decisions and choose the person best suited to lead their country.

The End Of Hillary Clinton's 2008 Campaign

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Hillary Clinton worked for party unity, but only after a very hard-fought and contentious primary season. I offer these reminders up, because now she finds herself in the opposite role. And it seems like everyone's memory has gone fuzzy when recalling the final two months of the 2008 race.

Calling Tomorrow's Primary Races

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The nation's smallest state will vote tomorrow night. Not a whole lot of polling exists here, but it's pretty clear on the Republican side. Donald Trump will sail to victory here, with a huge margin. John Kasich looks to take second, with Cruz far behind.

New York Board of Elections: 2020 Policy Memo

Richard Jeter | Posted 04.20.2016 | Comedy
Richard Jeter

To avoid a repeat of the disastrous primary season we encountered during the 2016 election cycle, the New York Board of Elections has put together this memo ahead of our 2020 campaign that must be adhered to at all times during the execution of polling location duties.

The Trump-Clinton Landslides

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

If you can make it in New York -- you will win your party's presidential nomination. Donald Trump has proven to be a fierce and wily politician who will pose a tremendous challenge for his Democratic opponent.

Breitbart's Flawed Conspiracy Theory about Colorado Republican Laura Woods

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.20.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Breitbart's Julia Hahn reports that four Colorado lawmakers, who are members of presidential candidate Ted Cruz's "Colorado Leadership Team," voted ag...

New York State of Mind

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Tomorrow's New York primary will be the decisive one, the pundits tell us. It will join a long list of other primaries and caucuses which were also deemed to be the crucial one which would decide the whole race.

The Most Substantive Debate in Recent Political History

David Morris | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics
David Morris

Win or lose, Bernie Sanders has made this Democratic primary the most substantive in my lifetime. Not that Hillary Clinton's campaign is devoid of ideas. She has some thoughtful ones. But the boldness of Sanders' proposals is what has driven this historic and instructive debate.

The Trouble With Bernie Trump and Donald Sanders

Kathleen Siddell | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Kathleen Siddell

As a casual political observer, there is a nagging feeling I just can't shake: Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, while maintaining very different political platforms, seem like oddly similar characters dancing on opposite ends of the same dance floor.

Wisconsin Is Trump's Waterloo

Diane M. Francis | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
Diane M. Francis

It was the first electoral test since Trump's disastrous nuke and abortion mistakes last week and shows that, unless he can reverse the damage, he may just have peaked. That will likely result in a hung primary outcome and a brokered convention where Trump is decidedly the least favorite.

WATCH: What We're Missing With Bill Clinton's "Awful Legacy Of The Last 8 Years" Comments

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 03.23.2016 | Politics
Matthew Filipowicz

Watch as we break down former President Bill Clinton's eight awful years comments....

Predicting Tuesday's Primaries

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Calling Florida is pretty easy, on both sides of the aisle. Hillary Clinton will dominate, continuing her sweep of the South. The big news here, however, is going to be Donald Trump beating Marco Rubio in his home state.

Friday Talking Points -- The Dog That Didn't Bark at the GOP Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.11.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We had two Democratic debates and one Republican debate last week. The GOP one was shocking -- because nobody said anything shocking! Yes, that's truly how far the Republicans have sunk -- to the Sherlockian level of the dog not snarling in the night being the big news.

10 Money Quotes From the Miami Democratic Debate From Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics

By Laura Woods, Contributor The March 9 Democratic debate held in Miami pitted Bernie Sanders vs. Hillary Clinton on the stage. The previous debate ...

Why Bernie Sanders Is the Democratic Party's Best Hope to Win the White House in November

Tom Weis | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics
Tom Weis

What many expected to be a coronation for establishment candidate Hillary Clinton has morphed into a pitched battle for the soul of the Democratic Party. Despite all the corporate media hype to the contrary, the long slog to the Democratic nomination is just getting started.

Will the GOP Nomination Be 'Closed' to Donald Trump?

John A. Tures | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

If you're concerned about Donald Trump winning the nomination, there's some good news. His losses in Kansas and Maine were no accident, as both contests are closed, limited only to party faithful. And future caucuses and closed primaries may deny Trump the GOP nomination.

He's Voting. Are You?

Cynthia Wick | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics
Cynthia Wick


My Super Tuesday Picks

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Tomorrow's the big night, whether you prefer to call it Super Tuesday or the "SEC Tuesday" (because of all the Southern states). So rather than scramble to get this out before the polls close tomorrow night, I'm posting all my primary picks today.

A Rigged Game And The Illusion of Democracy

Mike DeLeonardis | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
Mike DeLeonardis

It should come as no surprise that the passage of recent trade agreements have their roots in campaign finance, because of the immense lobbying power large corporations have over campaign coffers.