A national mock election for students in kindergarten through college has been completed and it found Hillary Clinton the winner over Donald Trump, with victories in states sufficient for 317 electoral votes to Donald Trump's 221. It's not scientific, of course. For example, Arkansas went for Clinton. /more/
Saturday's New York Times reported on corporate efforts to cozy up to Republican secretaries of state, in part because of the influence those officials have in many states in crafting ballot initiatives. Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin was reported among those on a recent hunting trip in Kansas. /more/
The ACLU of Arkansas today accused Secretary of State Mark Martin of violations of the National Voter Registration Act and lack of transparency concerning 7,000 voters flagged for removal from voter rolls based on faulty information. /more/
The Satanic Temple has purchased a former funeral home in Salem, Mass.for an international headquarters and says it "will also house the seven-and-a-half foot tall bronze statue of Baphomet until an offer to donate the statue for presentation on Arkansas State Capitol grounds alongside the Ten Commandments is accepted." /more/
The Arkansas Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission, under the leadership of Secretary of State Mark Martin, met briefly today on what are now four proposals for new additions to Capitol grounds monuments. /more/
The Arkansas Democratic Party remains unsatisfied with Secretary of State Mark Martin's response to its efforts to find information underlying Martin's decision to circulate a badly flawed list of supposed felons for county clerks to strike from voter rolls. /more/
Foreign hackers' efforts to penetrate two states' election databases have prompted a warning from the FBI about election security. In Arkansas, the man in charge, Secretary of State Mark Martin, has already proved a dubious protector of voting rights. /more/
Here's the Greg Palast article in Rolling Stone on the voter purge plan devised by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. The cross-check system, in which Arkansas participates, is badly flawed and improperly identifies many voters. /more/
Surprise. The Republican-controlled state Election Commission chose a Republican foot solider and father of the Republican attorney general to lead the election oversight agency. Secretary of State Mark Martin, under fire for election handling irregularities, orchestrated the pick. Feel better now? /more/
Next week a series of meetings on the use of technology to tackle global problems will be held in Little Rock by Club de Madrid — a coalition of more than 100 former democratic former presidents and prime ministers from around the world — and the P80 Group, a coalition of large public pension and sovereign wealth funds founded by Prince Charles to combat climate change. The conference will discuss deploying existing technologies to increase access to food, water, energy, clean environment, and medical care.
So fed up was young Edgar Welch of Salisbury, N.C., that Hillary Clinton was getting away with running a child-sex ring that he grabbed a couple of guns last Sunday, drove 360 miles to the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington, D.C., where Clinton was supposed to be holding the kids as sex slaves, and fired his AR-15 into the floor to clear the joint of pizza cravers and conduct his own investigation of the pedophilia syndicate of the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state.
There is almost nothing real about "reality TV." All but the dullest viewers understand that the dramatic twists and turns on shows like "The Bachelor" or "Celebrity Apprentice" are scripted in advance. More or less like professional wrestling, Donald Trump's previous claim to fame.