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WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK:IN. Senator Introduces Bill to End Straight Ticket Voting

5 Dec

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Senate Bill 146 was recently sponsored by Senator Mike Delph (R) of Carmel. The bill calls for an end to straight ticket voting in Indiana. Senator Delph believes that a person should vote for an individual candidate, and in doing so, have knowledge of the candidate they are voting for. He also believes that straight ticket voting can put other candidates at an unfair advantage. With the simple push of one button, you can vote for a straight party without having to view every candidate’s name and position without giving your vote much thought or effort. Delph said Senate Bill 146 will likely be assigned to an elections committee in order to be considered. According to Michael Adkins, Chairman of the Hancock County Democratic Party, the bill would not create major changes in voting in Hancock County, and that straight ticket voters would continue to vote straight ticket.
This is not the first attack on straight ticket voting. Earlier this year in March, representatives of the People Before Party Act- Jim Matheson (D) of Utah and Charlie Dent (R) of Pennsylvania introduced H.R. 936 as a means to prevent straight ticket voting in federal elections. The bill amends the Help America Vote Act of 2002 by adding to it- that no state is allowed to provide a voter with the opportunity to indicate the selection of a political party as a representation of the selection of an individual candidate.
Straight ticket voting exists elsewhere, but varies by state. States include: Indiana, Alabama, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, & West Virginia. In general, straight ticket voting is on the decline in the U.S. The most recent state to abolish straight ticket voting was Wisconsin in 2011.

$14M in LG G2 Phones Stolen In Gary, Could Delay Launch

7 Nov

by Ken Davidson

Gary, Indiana is once again making national news. A truck containing 22,500 yet to be released LG G2 for Sprint. The phones were worth an estimated $14M at retail price. As reported by CNET, the truck was stolen at 6:30 p.m. on October 24. The Indiana and Illinois State Police as well as the FBI were notified. The thief was eventually caught in Louisville, Kentucky after he crashed the truck. Kentucky State Police report that they arrested 40 year old Juan Perez-Gonzalez after being contacted by the FBI about the heist. The FBI is now investigating and believes the theft may be a part of a theft ring.

The theft could delay the launch of the popular smartphone on the Sprint network. Other carriers have already launched the phone, but this shipment was destined to be a part of Sprint’s nationwide launch this month.

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Man who stole $14M worth of LG G2 phones crashed in Kentucky

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