A new poll released this week shows most Washington state voters support a ballot measure requiring universal background checks on gun sales and transfers, but that same survey suggests that undecided voters could swing the outcome of a rival gun initiative that would prevent any expansion beyond the national standard.
Seattle voters have elected a socialist to city council for the first time in modern history.
More than half of states are now working in broad alliances to scrub voter rolls of millions of questionable registrations, identifying people registered in multiple states and tens of thousands of dead voters who linger on election lists.
After struggling to sway both state and federal lawmakers, proponents of expanding background checks for gun sales are now exploring whether they will have more success by taking the issue directly to voters.
Abortion foes seeking to expand the state’s parental notification law say voter-backed laws can trump the Montana Constitution.
Supporters of charter schools submitted more than enough signatures Friday in their efforts to put the initiative on the November ballot, shifting the work to persuading Washington voters it will be good for students.
Mitt Romney is angling to solidify his front-runner status and Rick Santorum to keep it a two-man race as voters in 10 states put Super Tuesday’s imprint on the Republican presidential contest. Newt Gingrich just hopes to keep his struggling campaign alive with a strong showing in Georgia.