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Voting rights of citizens in the District of Columbia differ fr...

wikipedia - 09 Nov 2016
Voting rights of citizens in the District of Columbia differ from the rights of citizens in each of the 50 U.S. states. The United States Constitution grants each state voting representation in both houses of the United States Congress. As the U.S. capital, the District of Columbia is a special federal district, not a state, and therefore does not have voting representation in the Congress. The Constitution grants the Congress exclusive jurisdiction over the District in "all cases whatsoever."
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Trump Policies Dominate at ACLU Conference

Afro American - 21 Jun 2018
The ACLU held its 2018 Membership Conference in the District of Columbia from June 10-12 at the Marriott Marquis hotel and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and President Trump and the actions of his administration were on everyone's mind ...
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Another Racist Felon Voting Law Comes Under Legal Challenge

News One - 10 Jun 2018
Only two states, Maine and Vermont, never ban ex-offenders from voting, even while they're incarcerated, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. In 26 states and the District of Columbia voting rights are automatically restores upon ...
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Washington, DC: the Psychopath Capital of America

POLITICO Magazine - 23 Jun 2018
What's going on? There's one big structural reason: There tend to be more psychopathic personalities in denser areas, and the District of Columbia is denser than even the densest state, so it makes sense that it would top the list. ...
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DC votes to toss tipped-wage credit

Nation's Restaurant News - 20 Jun 2018
District of Columbia voters on Tuesday approved by a 55-45 margin a measure to rid the nation's capital of the tipped minimum wage credit by 2026. ...
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2018 DC Primary Results

WTOP - 20 Jun 2018
D.C. residents went to the polls June 19 to vote in a host of primary races, including those for mayor, D.C. Council and delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. They also voted on a ballot measure to raise D.C.'s minimum wage for tipped workers.
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DC voters nominate mayor for another term, approve tips law

KCAU 9 - 20 Jun 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser easily secured the Democratic Party nomination as she seeks a second term in office. Voters on Tuesday also approved a ballot initiative that will restructure the payment system for waiters, ...
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Trump endorses House immigration bills

Politico - 20 Jun 2018
D.C. VOTERS SCRAP TIPPED WAGE CREDIT: District of Columbia voters on Tuesday approved a ballot initiative that will require employers to pay tipped workers the the standard minimum wage. The AP called it ...
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Can a dormant proposed constitutional amendment come back to life?

Constitution Daily (blog) - 31 May 2018
For example, the District of Columbia Voting Rights amendment missed its seven-year deadline in 1985, with only 16 states ratifying. Five other amendments proposed by Congress without ratification deadlines are still on the books, including the Child ...
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Judge rules Kansas can't require proof of US citizenship to vote

CBS News - 19 Jun 2018
A federal judge ruled Monday that Kansas cannot require documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, finding such laws violate the constitutional right to vote in a ruling with national implications. The ruling by U.S. District Judge ...
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DC Early Voting June 4-15: Voter Guide

WUSA9.com - 29 May 2018
She is also the first woman to head up the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and a veteran of the civil rights movement. Norton sits on several committees in Congress, including the Committee on ...
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US House bids, attorney general nod at stake in runoffs

San Francisco Chronicle - 23 Jun 2018
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina voters aren't done with primaries yet. On Tuesday, they will vote in runoffs to choose the likely replacement for U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy and whether the state attorney general gets to run for another term. __.
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DC's Initiative 77 gets a bad review from restaurantgoers

Washington Examiner - 13 Jun 2018
On June 19, District of Columbia voters (at least those who care to exercise the right on the day of a primary election that is almost always characterized by low turnout) will weigh in on Initiative 77. This ballot question, if passed, would eliminate ...
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Voters to decide crowded Democratic primary Tuesday

Oneonta Daily Star - 23 Jun 2018
Clegg says he's taking a stand against the corporate wing of the Democratic party, running on his proven record of progressive work within the district. He is chairman of the Ulster County Human Rights Commission and works to bring restorative justice ...
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Court Strikes Down Kansas 'Show-Me-Your-Papers' Voting Law

Efficient Gov (press release) (blog) - 20 Jun 2018
“This decision is a stinging rebuke of Kris Kobach, and the centerpiece of his voter suppression efforts: a show-me-your-papers law that has disenfranchised tens of thousands of Kansans,” Dale Ho, director of the ACLU's Voting Rights Project, said in ...
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The Ohio Purge and the Future of Voting

New York Times - 12 Jun 2018
The outcome of this case is a major setback for voting rights, but it's important to recognize that the court did not give a green light to states to make sweeping purges of eligible voters without first giving them notice and an opportunity to contest ...

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