Category: Politics and Elections

Fare Thee Well Interview Series: Wavy Gravy

Fare Thee Well Interview Series: Wavy Gravy

With The Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary shows approaching, and HeadCount organizing a “Participation Row” non-profit village at the shows, we are running a series of interviews with key people from non-profits and various social good initiatives tied to the Grateful Dead. Today, we talk to Wavy Gravy (born Hugh Nanton Romney); a poet, comedian, and social activist.  The official clown of … Read More

A Deep Analysis of Waka Flocka’s Presidential Platform

A Deep Analysis of Waka Flocka’s Presidential Platform

Move over Pigasus, I have a new favorite for the 2016 Presidential Election: Waka Flocka Flame. Before I start analyzing Waka Flocka’s political stances I want to address the claim that as a 28 year-old, Waka Flocka is too young to run for president. He’s not. His Vice President can serve until he qualifies for the office (i.e. turns … Read More

SCOTUS takes on racially defined redistricting

SCOTUS makes redistricting decision

This spring the United States Supreme Court has stepped in to address racial gerrymanders in Alabama and North Carolina. Each state has been asked to reconsider existing judicial decisions on districts drawn following the 2010 census. Additional states are expected to follow. Read More

Was That A Cardboard Cup in Hillary’s Campaign Video?

Was That A Cardboard Cup in Hillary’s Campaign Video?

If you googled ‘Climate Change’ on Monday afternoon, like I did, the first article that popped up had a headline reading: “This Is The Most Important Tweet About Hillary’s Announcement And Everyone Pretty Much Ignored It” That tweet by John Podesta, the chairman of Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, is important because it articulates the campaign’s dedication to the enviornmant that even … Read More

Record turnout for Ferguson local elections

Record turnout for Ferguson local elections

Despite rainy weather throughout Ferguson, yesterday a record 29% diverse voter turnout altered the makeup of the city council to having 3 black and 3 white representatives. This historical shift in council make up is a direct result of the breakdown of Ferguson’s community and great loss. Historically Ferguson sees a 10% to 12% turnout in local elections, with a … Read More

Celebrate National Voter Registration Day

Celebrate National Voter Registration Day

On Tuesday, September 23rd, we celebrate National Voter Registration Day. HeadCount has been a part of creating this “holiday,” which is now officially endorsed by the National Association of Secretary of States. Read More

Students Battle NC Voting Laws

Students Battle NC Voting Laws

North Carolina students are on the front lines of the voting access battle this week. They’ve brought an unprecedented legal challenge, arguing that the state’s restrictive voting law violates the constitutional right of those 18-21 to vote. Read More

Voter Fraud Detector Fails in Florida

Voter Fraud Detector Fails in Florida

A controversial effort to clean up the voter files in Florida has been discontinued, largely due to eligible voters being improperly purged from the registered voter list. Read More

Can you spare some speech?

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Last Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court voted to strike down the aggregate limit on individual campaign contributions by a 5-4 margin in the McCutcheon vs. FEC case. Read More

Wisconsin Early Voting Scaled Back Again

Wisconsin Early Voting Scaled Back Again

Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker has signed into law a bill that eliminates weekend early voting in Wisconsin and limits weekday early voting hours to 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Walker vetoed a part of the bill that limited total early voting hours to 45 per week. This bill follows another, signed in 2011, that cut early voting from three weeks and three weekends to two weeks and one weekend. Read More

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