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A legendary Silicon Valley investor wants to split California into three states, and his proposal just qualified for the November ballot

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A proposal to split California into three states - Northern California, California , and Southern California - has qualified to appear on the ballot in November's general election.
The measure received more than 400,000 valid signatures, thanks to support from legendary Silicon Valley investor Tim Draper.
The rationale is: California is the most populous state in the nation. Having three states would give the people of California three times the number of senators in Washington, and allow state legislatures to tackle issues closer to home.
Tim Draper is known for having crazy ideas - and...
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Former Baltimore Sen. Oaks re-registers to vote, making him technically eligible to serve if elected

Former Baltimore Sen. Oaks re-registers to vote, making him technically eligible to serve if elected

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Former state Sen. Nathaniel T. Oaks is once again on Maryland's voting rolls, making the disgraced ex-lawmaker technically eligible to be re-elected to his old job if he wins the primary election this month. Oaks, who pleaded guilty to a felony in March and is awaiting sentencing, said becoming...
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Maine Voters Override Lawmakers, Say They Want New Way Of Choosing Candidates

Maine Voters Override Lawmakers, Say They Want New Way Of Choosing Candidates

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Elections in the state will let voters rank candidates in order of preference instead of choosing just one.
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State GOP lawmakers want to change the way state judges are elected. Here's why

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The GOP majority in the Senate in Harrisburg on Tuesday moved to add provisions to a redistricting bill that would see appeals court judges elected by district, rather than statewide. Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth court judges would be phased out as their current terms expire, and the courts...
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