While the governors' races in New Jersey and Virginia got most of the headlines, other state races around the country delivered a mixed message by voters on a number of issues. Read more about anti-tax forces continue to fail at the ballot box, a split vote on gay and lesbian unions, how voters continue to support public investments, and more.
Along with giving a roundup of the range of initiatives on the ballot in this off-year election, this Dispatch will give special focus to the campaigns against TABOR and defending relationship equality laws.
Last month, leading voting machine manufacturer Elections Systems & Software (ES&S) purchased
Premier Election Solutions from its parent company, Diebold Inc.
ES&S currently controls 50% of the voting machine market in the US
and the acquisition of Premier will add another 33%, giving the company
control of over 80% of the market. The sale was not announced prior to
completion and has raised serious concerns among voting integrity advocates and lawmakers.