LIVE Jonesboro Special Senate Election Coverage

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Greetings Arkansas Project readers! I'm in Jonesboro following the special Senate election results that will be trickling in this evening. For live updates, you can follow along on my Twitter feed (@nhhorton) and on our Facebook Page. Also, if you're free from 4:00-6:00 p.m., I'll be co-hosting The Paul Harrell Program. You can listen in live via Ustream: Live streaming video by Ustream … [Read more...]

It Got Better For John Cooper

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The preliminary results for the Jonesboro state senate primary suggest that John Cooper received just a few more votes than Dan Sullivan for the Republican nomination. Each of them received around 37% of the Republican vote and will take each other on in the Republican runoff. Radius Baker and Steve Rockwell will do the same in the Democratic runoff. Chad Niell's contributions to this race will be remembered as well. Early in the race, Niell wrote Cooper a personal note suggesting that Cooper … [Read more...]

Court Finds Wisconsin Voter ID Law Constitutional

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As you probably know, the Arkansas legislature passed a voter ID law during the recent legislative session. The law requires voters to show a photo ID when casting their ballot. If they do not have one, one will be provided for them by the state. Many on the Left have decried these types of reasonable election reforms for years, claiming they are attempts at “voter suppression.” Such claims are groundless for several reasons. The Arkansas Times has routinely resorted to this kind of … [Read more...]

On the Arkansas Times, Part I

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One of the legislature’s most praiseworthy achievements this session was passing a “voter ID” bill. If you read the unsigned article in this week’s Arkansas Times, though, you’ll see a very different perspective on voter ID. Indeed, the Times explained: Republicans say the new law will protect the integrity of our elections; some may believe that. But there's no evidence of substantial in-person voter fraud, the only kind prevented by the new law. There is plenty of evidence, however, that this … [Read more...]

‘Non-Existent’ Voter Fraud Strangely Still Exists

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John Fund of National Review recently wrote a great piece entitled “The Voter Fraud That ‘Never Happens’ Keeps Coming Back.” He outlines the story of an Ohio poll worker who admitted to a Cincinnati news station that she voted twice in the 2012 election: According to county documents, Richardson’s absentee ballot was accepted on Nov. 1, 2012 along with her signature. On Nov. 11, she told an official she also voted at a precinct because she was afraid her absentee ballot would not be counted in … [Read more...]

Senator-Elect Bryan King Files Voter ID Bills

No doubt many of you remember our friend Representative Bryan King (soon to be Senator King) who has been raising awareness about voter fraud in Arkansas. In fact, Rep. King even sent a letter to a U.S. Attorney, requesting a formal investigation into fraud in Lee County, AR -- which seems odd, since we have it on good authority that voter fraud does not exist in Arkansas. Nonetheless, Rep. King is moving forward to reform Arkansas elections: yesterday, he filed two bills -- SB2 and SJR1 -- … [Read more...]

LIVE Arkansas Election Results

I'll be updating this post throughout the night as election results trickle in from the Associated Press. Refresh your browser to get the very latest. Balance of Power, Final Score Arkansas Senate: GOP 21, Democrats 14 Michael Lamoureux elected first Republican President Pro Tem of the Arkansas Senate yesterday. Arkansas House: A likely 51-49 GOP majority, assuming that John Hutchison holds his lead (a recount is scheduled for next week). 12:27 - AP calling a victory for John … [Read more...]

Election Coverage, Brought To You By The Arkansas Project!

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Well, tomorrow night’s the big night that we’ve all been waiting for -- Decision 2012. Many political commentators have called it (as they do every four years) “the biggest election of our lifetimes.” In Arkansas, there are five ballot issues to be decided, including medical marijuana and a half-cent sales tax increase. The state legislature is also poised for a change of party leadership for the first time since Reconstruction. So, where can you find the best, most extensive, most obnoxious … [Read more...]