Election 2022

Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.

Federal judge declares parts of state election law unconstitutional

BY: - October 2, 2022

Six parts of Arkansas election law are unconstitutional and “impose a severe burden” on “new political parties” seeking to get their candidates on election ballots, a federal judge ruled on Friday. U.S. District Judge Kristine G. Baker wrote in an opinion and order that the Libertarian Party of Arkansas met its burden of proof in […]

Limited-English voters face barriers to casting ballots in Arkansas

BY: - September 27, 2022

Language poses a big challenge for voters with limited English proficiency in Arkansas, where ballots are only printed in English. Newly naturalized citizens are often afraid to vote because they don’t understand the ballot, said Mireya Reith, executive director of immigrant advocacy group Arkansas United. Voters with limited English proficiency also worry poll workers won’t […]

A conspiracy-fueled push to count ballots by hand gains traction

BY: - September 26, 2022

Nye County, a rural enclave in Nevada, has positioned itself as the epicenter of a Donald Trump-fueled conspiracy about the security of electronic vote tabulators.  The Nye County Commission voted in March to make the county one of the first to act on the false narratives that machines that count votes are rigged. County Clerk […]

U.S. House GOP outlines agenda in bid for control in the midterms

BY: - September 23, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans gathered inside a warehouse in Southwestern Pennsylvania on Friday to outline the legislation they’d try to enact if voters give them back control of that chamber following the November midterm elections.  Speaking from an HVAC factory in Monongahela, about an hour south of Pittsburgh, House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said […]

Faith leaders urge minimum wage hike, expanded child tax credit as Congress nears recess

BY: - September 22, 2022

This story has been updated WASHINGTON — Faith leaders pressed Congress to pass voting rights legislation, a $15 minimum wage and a permanent expansion of the child tax credit during a Thursday briefing on Capitol Hill. “Poverty is a policy choice,” Rev. Dr. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, said to lawmakers. Barber, […]

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Jones in a navy blue suit holding a microphone

ON THE TRAIL: Chris Jones takes walking shoes, ‘PB&J’ across Arkansas

BY: - September 22, 2022

FAYETTEVILLE — Democrat Chris Jones has put a lot of miles on his tennis shoes during his run for Arkansas governor. Throughout his campaign, he’s laced up two different pairs to walk a mile with Arkansans in their hometowns. Jones wanted to meet people where they are through his Walk a Mile in Your Shoes […]

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, in a suit with no tie, holds a microphone as he speaks during the Clinton Global Initiative conference in New York City on Sept. 19, 2022.t

GOP leaders target ‘woke’ investments through state pension funds

BY: - September 19, 2022

Republicans in state capitals across the country are targeting an investing concept known as environmental, social and corporate governance criteria, or ESG for short. Describing these investment criteria as “woke” and “misguided activism,” GOP officials argue that by taking these factors into account when making investment choices, financial institutions are putting ideology ahead of making […]

Trump rallies for slate of Ohio GOP candidates in Youngstown

BY: - September 19, 2022

Former President Donald Trump walked onto the stage in Youngstown to “I’m Proud to be an American.” During the last half of the song he simply stood there, squinting into the spotlights, closed smile plastered on his face, basking in the crowd’s applause. The back quarter of the 7,000-seat Covelli Centre was less than half […]

UPDATE: Sanders will recover from thyroid surgery at home, campaign says

BY: - September 16, 2022

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the GOP nominee to be Arkansas’ next governor, announced on Friday she had her thyroid and surrounding lymph nodes surgically removed due to recently discovered thyroid cancer. On Saturday, campaign spokesman Judd Deere said Sanders, 40, had been released from the hospital to spend the remainder of her recovery at home. An […]

Group starts search for 100,000 Arkansans removed from voting rolls as general election approaches

BY: - September 15, 2022

A civic group headed by state Sen. Joyce Elliott launched an effort this week to contact more than 104,000 Arkansans “who may have been inappropriately removed from the voting rolls since 2020” to try to get them registered to vote. Arkansas’ method of striking registered voters from county voting rolls is “inconsistent and outdated,” the […]

Groups mount opposition to Arkansas lawmakers’ proposal on ballot initiatives

BY: - September 12, 2022

A group formed last week to oppose the November ballot measure to make it more difficult to pass ballot initiatives in Arkansas. The Arkansas Public Policy Panel registered Friday as a legislative question committee to campaign against Issue 2. The Arkansas General Assembly referred Issue 2 to the November ballot. It would increase the threshold […]

ON THE TRAIL: Sarah Huckabee Sanders brings anti-‘radical left’ message, celebrity

BY: - September 12, 2022

Sarah Huckabee Sanders wanted the crowd in Morrilton last week to know she’s a fighter.  She fought the media and “the radical left” while in Washington D.C., she said, and if elected Arkansas’ first female governor, she pledged to do the same against the “crazy bad ideas” coming out of the nation’s capital. “I want […]

Election 2022

Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.

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October 9

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General Election Day

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