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Can You Do The Con-Con? Explaining New York’s Constitutional Convention Vote

By Morgan Pierpont on November 1, 2017

On November 7th, New Yorkers will vote on whether a state Constitutional Convention will happen in 2019. This Constitutional Convention vote lands on the ballot every 20 years, theoretically giving each generation an almost Jeffersonian opportunity to re-write the state’s laws. The last two times that the con-con appeared on the NY ballot, in 1997…

Virginia’s Governor’s Race: Taking Temperature of America in a Swing State

By Morgan Pierpont on October 31, 2017

Virginia’s gubernatorial election will take place on November 7th. Running in the race is Democrat Ralph Northam, Republican Ed Gillespie, and Libertarian Cliff Hyra. According to the majority of recent polls, Democratic nominee Northam appears to be leading Gillespie and Hyra. Hyra, however, is far behind, averaging about 2.5% in these polls. While the polling…

New Jersey’s Governor’s Race: A Referendum on Chris Christie

By Morgan Pierpont on October 27, 2017

In New Jersey, Democratic candidate Phil Murphy and Republican candidate Kim Guadagno face off in the race to succeed Chris Christie as New Jersey’s governor. The general election will take place on November 7th. The polls show that Democrat Phil Murphy is far ahead, leading Guadagno by 10-15 points, far outside the margin of error….

The Heartbreaking Reality of Route 91 Harvest Festival’s Photo Album

By Morgan Pierpont on October 11, 2017

The HeadCount blog is a forum for our community where we welcome all opinions and perspectives. Anyone wishing to write for the HeadCount blog may do so by emailing [email protected] This commentary reflects only the views of the author and not of the HeadCount organization.  My favorite thing to do after going to a concert of festival is to…