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Senate Hearing on Monday to Expand Countywide Polling Places - Very Bad Idea


by: LubbockDem

Fri Apr 13, 2007 at 10:12 PM CDT

Monday the state Senate will hold public hearings on SB 836 (Duncan-R). This bill would allow the expansion of countywide polling locations, sometimes called Super Precincts.

Lubbock County was the only county to conduct the pilot program in November 2006.

The results of the pilot were crystal clear, but totally excluded from the Secretary of State's report to the legislature. The results?

Overall voting declined by 3.6%
Voting in the top 10 minority precincts declined 25.7%
There was no cost savings.
There was no influx of first-time voters.

I was part of the group that implemented this pilot. It failed miserably, but the Lubbock County Elections office and Secretary of State's office have continued to be cheerleaders for this bad policy. They have both submitted reports that are absent of any negative results.

I'll be at the hearing and hope that the Senators will listen.
Hope that some of you who care about voting for all Texans can join me.

You can download the full report at: http://www.tdw.org/S...

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College Students May See Relief


by: LubbockDem

Wed Jan 17, 2007 at 10:09 PM CST

(Great, I've already graduated and have no loans. Perfect timing. - promoted by Karl-Thomas Musselman)

Today the U.S. House voted to lower interest rates on student loans with H.R. 5 - College Student Relief Act.  ALL 232 Democrats supported students. 124 Republicans supported this as well.

The Texas Reps who chose to vote AGAINST the bill (and Texas students) are: Hensarling, Barton, Culberson, Brady, Conaway, Granger, Thornberry, Neugebauer, Marchant, Burgess, Carter and Sessions. Sam Johnson didn't bother to vote at all.

If we can get Texas students to vote against these reps who vote against them, there will be no "safe" Republican districts in the state.

Source: H.R. 5 (Roll call vote 32).

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TX-19 Ricketts endorsed by Star-Telegram and Esquire


by: LubbockDem

Mon Oct 16, 2006 at 04:01 PM CDT

Today the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Esquire magazine endorsed Robert Ricketts. The Star-Telegram stated, "Put simply, Ricketts is a more impressive candidate than the incumbent..." Esquire called the Ricketts endorsement an "easy choice."
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