Joseph Cataloni, an Idaho voter who complained about the state's new law making a voter’s choice of a Republican or Democratic ballot a public record and requiring an oral statement to pollworkers in front of other voters.
Former Georgia Secretary of State Cathy Cox, on caucuses, which are run by political parties rather than public officials. Since the 2000 presidential election, states have invested in new machines and procedures that have made vote counts more accurate, but parties don’t offer the same level of protection.
Source: Boston Globe | Massachusetts |
May 15, 2012
A juror's wife, posting on Facebook, after her husband was selected for a trial. As a result, the Massachusetts Appeals Court has called on judges to do more to explain to jurors that refraining from conversations about a case also means not posting anything about it on Facebook or Twitter.
Source: Wall Street Journal | Nation |
May 9, 2012
Democratic Tenn. state Sen. Douglas Henry, who opposed a Republican-sponsored bill outlawing driving with a dog on the lap. More than half a dozen states have considered laws banning dogs from the driver's seat, but none have passed.
Oregon state Senate Republican leader Ted Ferrioli referring to Gov. John Kitzhaber, who is currently serving his third term (his first two were from 1995 to 2003). In 2010, he was one of three former governors to return to office.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who memorably muttered “oops” during a nationally televised Republican debate when he couldn’t remember the name of one of three federal agencies he would eliminate if he won the presidency.
Source: New York Times | New York City |
May 2, 2012
Christine C. Quinn, the New York City Council speaker who is expected to run for mayor, who was accused of overreacting when she walked out of a rally after a participant called New York’s mayor “Pharaoh Bloomberg.”
Al Armendariz, the top EPA official in the South and Southwest region, saying he would go after companies violating environmental laws like the Romans conquered villages in the Middle Ages. Scrutiny over his videotaped remarks, which were made in 2010, led to his recent resignation.
U.S. Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), regarding the provisions in the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, which would encourage companies and the federal government to share information collected on the Internet to help prevent electronic attacks from cybercriminals, foreign governments and terrorists.