March 13, 2020 •

Louisiana Postpones Presidential Primary

Louisiana will postpone its presidential primary originally scheduled for April 4. The state is the first to do so in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Louisiana will push the election to June 20, from the planned date of April 4. […]

Louisiana will postpone its presidential primary originally scheduled for April 4.

The state is the first to do so in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Louisiana will push the election to June 20, from the planned date of April 4.

It has also delayed its municipal elections scheduled for May 9 to July 25.

States such as Arizona, Florida, Illinois, and Ohio, which hold primaries on March 17, have so far moved forward with their election events as planned.

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November 8, 2016 •

Interactive Electoral Maps

As the country votes, news outlets everywhere will be breaking down and analyzing results state by state and county by county. If you’d like to join in on the fun and test out your own theories, there are some great […]

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As the country votes, news outlets everywhere will be breaking down and analyzing results state by state and county by county. If you’d like to join in on the fun and test out your own theories, there are some great interactive tools to draw your own electoral maps.

Check out a few of our favorites below and see if you can predict each candidates path to 270 electoral votes!

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September 26, 2016 •

Voting is a Right and a Responsibility

Voting is one of the most basic civil actions Americans can take. Our ability to vote in an election is a right we should not take for granted, but too often many do. It is a privilege that comes with […]

flagVoting is one of the most basic civil actions Americans can take. Our ability to vote in an election is a right we should not take for granted, but too often many do. It is a privilege that comes with responsibility. With our votes, we shape the future of our country.

September 27, 2016, is National Voter Registration Day. On this day, volunteers and organizations will be out in force in order to reach out to thousands of voters and citizens about the importance of voting and helping people register to vote. So check out the National Voter Registration Day website and see how you can help other citizens register.

But the effort to Get Out the Vote doesn’t end with National Voter Registration Day. Here are some more ways you can help:

  • Make sure your registration record is up-to-date. If you moved recently, have you updated your record?
  • Know where your polling location is. Has it been moved due to building closings or expected crowds?
  • Help someone get to the polls on Election Day. Many people want to vote, but have trouble getting to the polling locations. Do you know someone who could use a lift?
  • If your jurisdiction has early in-person voting, help someone get there to vote early.
  • Help someone request an absentee ballot when it is not possible for them to make it to polls. And help them make sure it is mailed in time to count.
  • Work the polls. Help other voters exercise their rights.
  • Spread the word about voting importance on social media. The more people talk about it, the more people will know about it.

For more information on registering and voting, check out the National Voter Registration Day website.

And always remember to find out the answers to these questions:

  • By when do you have to register?
  • By when do you have to request an absentee ballot?
  • Is there early in-person voting, and if so, where?
  • When do the polls open and close?
  • What candidates and issues are on the ballot?

The answers can be found on the website of your secretary of state’s office and local elections office.

#KeepUSstrong! #VoterRegistrationDay

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July 21, 2016 •

Thursday News Roundup

Lobbying “Lobbyists Have Raised $7 Million for Hillary Clinton. For Trump? Zero” by Catherine Ho for Washington Post South Carolina: “Departing S.C. House Ethics Committee Chairman Accepts Government Affairs Consulting Job” by Maya Prabhu for Charleston Post and Courier Campaign […]

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Lobbyists Have Raised $7 Million for Hillary Clinton. For Trump? Zero” by Catherine Ho for Washington Post

South Carolina: “Departing S.C. House Ethics Committee Chairman Accepts Government Affairs Consulting Job” by Maya Prabhu for Charleston Post and Courier

Campaign Finance

States Can Bring Political ‘Dark Money’ into the Light” by Ann Ravel for Los Angeles Times

Illinois: “Who Is Funding Group Challenging Redistricting?” by Sophia Tareen (Associated Press) for WTOP

Missouri: “Who Made the Biggest Political Donation in Missouri History? Ask After the Election” by Kevin McDermott for St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Ethics

Accused of Sexual Harassment, Roger Ailes Is Negotiating Exit from Fox” by John Koblin and Jim Rutenberg for New York Times

Pennsylvania: “Kathleen Kane’s Staff Gives Job Interview to Son of Key Prosecution Witness Against Her” by Steve Esack for Allentown Morning Call

Elections

‘Just Look Around’: A Hispanic delegate doesn’t see the party she’s rooting for” by Robert Samuels for Washington Post

How Donald Trump Picked His Running Mate” by Robert Draper for New York Times

Ohio: “In Cleveland’s Public Square, Rights Are Exercised. Loudly.” by Dan Barry for New York Times

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July 20, 2016 •

Our Very Own Lisa Kot Speaks about Initiative and Campaigning at RNC

I was honored to be asked to speak at the Republican National Convention (RNC) as part of a panel on the Republican Leadership Initiative (RLI), which is the party’s 2016 program for grassroots campaigning and volunteer recruitment. I was asked […]

Lisa KotI was honored to be asked to speak at the Republican National Convention (RNC) as part of a panel on the Republican Leadership Initiative (RLI), which is the party’s 2016 program for grassroots campaigning and volunteer recruitment. I was asked to be on the panel because I am an RLI Fellow and also because of my past political activities, including interning for Senator Voinovich in Washington D.C., volunteering at the 2008 RNC, interning on Rob Portman’s 2010 Senate campaign, working as a field director for Romney for President in Florida, and working for multiple small, political businesses. Since the convention did not convene until the evening, there were breakout sessions and events scheduled during the day for delegates and guests to attend.

RNC MeetingThis official RNC event was held July 19 and took place at the brand new Hilton on Lakeside Drive. The program started with an in-depth look at the RLI. So far the program has over 20,000 applicants and is still accepting more participants. Then there was a question and answer period, and because of my previous experience, I was able to discuss how the RLI has improved Republican campaigning. In previous election cycles, staffers and volunteers were focused on two activities: phone calls and door-to-door.

RNC Meeting 2This year, the RLI is teaching leadership skills, the latest campaign technology, the importance of voter registration, and how to build a volunteer network. By preparing staffers and volunteers, it creates a larger support system and it’s easier to become involved. Unfortunately, I cannot be as involved this election as I have in previous years, but the RLI allows me to stay invested and contribute as much as I can.

I’m thankful State and Federal Communications provided me with the ability to take the day for this wonderful experience. Overall, it was a great event, and it’s a day I will always remember.

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July 20, 2016 •

State and Federal Communications Teams Up with WKSU to Cover the Conventions!

State and Federal Communications is proud to sponsor WKSU’s coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions!

State and Federal Communications is proud to sponsor WKSU’s coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions!

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July 18, 2016 •

If Elected, Clinton to Propose Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United in First 30 Days

On July 16, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announced she will “propose a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United” in her first 30 days in office if elected president. The announcement, in a video created by Clinton, was played at Netroots […]

Citizens UnitedOn July 16, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announced she will “propose a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United” in her first 30 days in office if elected president.

The announcement, in a video created by Clinton, was played at Netroots Nation, a politically progressive conference held this past weekend in St. Louis, Missouri. In the video, Clinton says she will “appoint Supreme Court justices who understand that this decision was a disaster.”

Clinton has previously championed the establishment of a small-donor matching system for presidential and congressional elections.

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July 18, 2016 •

Trump Selects Indiana Gov. Pence As Running Mate

Gov. Mike Pence is Donald Trump’s choice for vice president. Trump announced his running mate on July 15, 2016, via Twitter. Pence submitted his withdrawal for re-election after one term as the governor on July 15, 2016. The state GOP […]

Mike PenceGov. Mike Pence is Donald Trump’s choice for vice president.

Trump announced his running mate on July 15, 2016, via Twitter. Pence submitted his withdrawal for re-election after one term as the governor on July 15, 2016.

The state GOP will meet on July 26 to vote on the party’s replacement gubernatorial candidate.

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July 21, 2015 •

Gov. John Kasich Running for President

Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced his candidacy for president this morning in Columbus at the Ohio Union on Ohio State University’s campus. “I am here to ask you for your prayers, for your support, for your efforts because I have […]

Gov. John KasichOhio Gov. John Kasich announced his candidacy for president this morning in Columbus at the Ohio Union on Ohio State University’s campus. “I am here to ask you for your prayers, for your support, for your efforts because I have decided to run for president of the United States,” Kasich stated.

His speech also included the importance of policy, increasing national security spending, shaping future generations, and bringing back the American Dream. He is the sixteenth Republican candidate to join the race.

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