Tag Archives: elections

Massachusetts Redistricting Olympics

Common Cause Massachusetts is hosting a Redistricting Olympics this summer. We will be taking citizen drawn Congressional, State House, and State Senate maps all summer, evaluating them, declaring a winner, giving out prizes and submitting the winning maps to the MA Legislative Redistricting Committee for consideration. The purpose of the redistricting Olympics is threefold: to educate the public about the…

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Should Voting Machines be Randomly Audited?

The temptation to cheat in elections is as old as… well, as old as elections themselves.  It’s a good thing Massachusetts citizens vote on paper ballots.  But it’s a bad thing that we don’t have random audits. In 26 states, random audits ensure that the voting machines used to count paper ballots are accurate.  But in Massachusetts, the machines’ count…

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Another GOP Episode Of Missed Opportunities

Last night inside the Charles River West conference room of the Newton Marriott, the Massachusetts Republican State Committee ignored the candidacy of fellow State Committeeman Bill McCarthy & by secret ballot re-elected Chairwoman Jennifer Nassour to another two-year term by a wide margin. Nassour received 50 votes, McCarthy obtained 16, two voters abstained, & one voter cast a write-in vote.…

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