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If you live in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont, or Wisconsin, today is your primary election. Get out there and vote; take your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors.


Find Your Polling Station:

State Polling Location Poll Hours State Subreddit Highlights
Connecticut Find Your Location 6AM – 8PM r/Connecticut4Sanders
Minnesota Find Your Location 7AM – 8PM r/MinnesotaForBernie Keith Ellison, Ilhan Omar
Vermont [Find Your Location](https://www.sec.state.vt.us/elections/voters.aspx
) Varies 5-10AM – 7PM r/Vermont4Sanders [Bernie Sanders]9https://act.berniesanders.com/signup/signup), Emilie Kornheiser, Mari Cordes
Wisconsin Find Your Location 7AM-8PM r/Wisconsin4Sanders

Endorsements:

* By Democratic Socialists of America

Election Protection hotline 1-866-OUR-VOTE – If you experience voter intimidation, want to report complaints or just have questions.

Results:

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Election Day: Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington Primaries Megathread

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If you live in Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, or Washington than today is your primary election. Get out there and vote; take your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors.

*edit also Ohio congressional district 12


Find Your Polling Station:

State Polling Location Poll Hours State Subreddit Highlights
Kansas Find Your Location 7AM – 7PM r/Kansas4Sanders Brent Welder, James Thompson, George Hanna
Michigan Find Your Location 7AM – 8PM r/Michigan4Sanders Abdul El-Sayed, David Benac, Rashida Tlaib, Steve Friday, Kelly Collision, Katy Steele Barone, Mark Bignell, Michelle Deatrick
Missouri Find Your Location 6AM – 7PM r/Missouri4Sanders Vote no on prop A, Cori Bush, Adrian Plank, Curtis Wylde, Michela Skelton, Winston Apple
Ohio Find Your Location 6:30AM – 7:30PM r/OhioForSanders
Washington vote-by-mail vote-by-mail r/Washington4Sanders Vote Yes I-1631: Carbon Fee and Investment, Sarah Smith, Tye Menser, Alex Ramel, Christopher Roberts, Dorothy Gasque, Erin Fraiser, Jessa Lewis, Maralyn Chase, Victor Minjares

You can still make calls for Abdul to help GOTV until the polls close


Endorsements:


Election Protection hotline 1-866-OUR-VOTE – If you experience voter intimidation, want to report complaints or just have questions.


Results:

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Recommendations for progressive candidates in the primaries in Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington. Plus a bonus special election in Ohio. All taking place Tuesday August 7th.

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The primary elections take place Tuesday August 7th in Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington. In addition, there is a special election in Ohio on the same day in Congressional District 12. Here are BKAS-recommended progressive candidates in those states. In general, these candidates are Berniecrats, with positions similar to Bernie. But not every candidate supports every position Bernie has, so check their linked webpage to be sure about supporting them. You may need to scroll down to find your state. Finally, scroll down all the way to the comments on this post, because sometimes people leave comments about other good progressives running in downballot races.


Kansas

Note that Kansas has primaries that are open to unaffiliated voters, which means that if you are registered with a party, you will need to vote in their primary. But if you are not registered with any party, you can choose which primary to vote in.


Governor:

Jack Bergeson is the most progressive candidate and supports Medicare-for-All, but he is only 17 years old and will be in his senior year in high school. I’m not sure how many voters are willing to elect a high school student to be Governor. The next most progressive option is probably Arden Andersen.

US Senator:

There is no US Senate race in Kansas this year.

US Representatives:

KS-01: There is only one Democrat running, Alan LaPolice, but his website is quite vague making it difficult to know if he supports progressive policies like Medicare-for-All.

KS-02: There is only one Democrat running, Paul Davis. Davis is a moderate Democrat and does not mention healthcare, college tuition, raising the minimum wage, etc. on his website.

KS-03: Brent Welder (Justice Democrat and BrandNew Congress Candidate and endorsed by Our Revolution)

KS-04: James Thompson (Justice Democrat Candidate and BrandNew Congress Candidate and endorsed by Our Revolution)


Secretary of State:

There is only one Democratic candidate, Brian “BAM” McClendon, but his website is not very inspiring in terms of ensuring integrity of the vote. Republicans Dennis Taylor and Craig McCullach both seem to have stronger platforms on protecting the integrity of the vote. Taylor proposes “auditing elections, backing up votes with paper ballots in all counties, and constantly verifying systems security.” McCullach says “Although Kansas has some of the strongest election laws in the country, we must ensure county election officials have access to the most modern and secure election equipment available. Increased auditing frequency and capabilities and election observation is crucial to maintaining citizen confidence in our democratic processes”.


Also, here are Ballotpedia links for the State-level races. I haven’t had time to research these candidates, so you’ll have to do your own research on them.

State Senate:

There is no state senate election in Kansas this year. The next one will be in 2020.


State House:

https://ballotpedia.org/Kansas_House_of_Representatives_elections,_2018

In State House District 4, George Hanna is endorsed by Our Revolution.


Attorney General:

https://ballotpedia.org/Kansas_Attorney_General_election,_2018


Treasurer:

https://ballotpedia.org/Kansas_Treasurer_election,_2018


Insurance Commissioner:

https://ballotpedia.org/Kansas_Insurance_Commissioner_election,_2018


State Board of Education:

https://ballotpedia.org/Kansas_State_Board_of_Education_election,_2018


Appellate Courts:

https://ballotpedia.org/Kansas_intermediate_appellate_court_elections,_2018


Local Judges:

https://ballotpedia.org/Kansas_local_trial_court_judicial_elections,_2018


Michigan

Note that Michigan has open primaries so you can choose which party’s primary you want to vote in when you get to the polling place.


Governor:

Abdul El-Sayed (Justice Democrat Candidate and endorsed by Our Revolution, Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) or Jennifer Kurland (Green Party Candidate). Write-in Democratic candidate William “Bill” Cobbs has a reasonable platform too, but doesn’t mention Medicare-for-All.

US Senator:

Marcia Squier (Green Party Candidate)

US Representatives:

MI-01: The incumbent Republican is unopposed except for a write-in Democratic candidate, Matthew “Matt” Morgan. Morgan failed to qualify for the ballot because of a technical issue about his address. However, he is running as a write-in candidate. Morgan supports Medicare-for-All and other progressive positions. Here is how you can write him in and get a progressive challenger to Jack Bergman for the Fall election.

MI-02: Robert Davidson (Justice Democrat and BrandNew Congress Candidate)

MI-03: There are two Democratic candidates Cathy Albro and Fred Wooden. Neither of them directly states support for Medicare-for-All, though both kind of dance around that idea on their websites and talk about needing to cover everyone. You can read their platforms and see who you want to support. I think Albro might be more progressive overall.

MI-04: There are two Democratic candidates Ziggy Kozicki and Jerry Hilliard. Both suggest that we should move towards Medicare-for-All. Their other platform positions are a bit sketchy, but Kozicki also says that he supports a living wage.

MI-05: Kathy Goodwin (Working Class Party)

MI-06: David Benac (Justice Democrat and BrandNew Congress Candidate) or Rich Eichholz

MI-07: Steve Friday (endorsed by Our Revolution)

MI-08: Chris Smith

MI-09: Andy Levin or Ellen Lipton or Andrea Kirby (Working Class Party). Note that there is also a Green Party candidate, John McDermott, but website does not really talk at all about the issues and I don’t think he’s a viable candidate. I would not recommend voting for him.

MI-10: I think Mike McCarthy is probably the most progressive Democratic candidate choice. Here is an article about him. There is also a Green Party candidate, Harley Mikkelson, who supports Medicare-for-All and other progressive positions.

MI-11: Fayrouz Saad (Justice Democrat Candidate)

MI-12: Incumbent Debbie Dingell supports Medicare-for-All and was one of the founders of the Medicare-for-All Caucus in Congress. Another option is Niles Niemuth running on the Socialist Equality Party line, though his website has no details on his policy positions. Gary Walkowitz is also running on the Working Class Party line.

MI-13: This race is a bit confusing, since John Conyers resigned. There will be a special election to fill the seat until the end of Conyers term (January 2019) and a separate race to elect a new Congressman who will start in 2019 and continue until January 2021. Slightly different candidates are running in these two elections. For the Special election to fill the seat until January 2019, the progressive choices are Rashida Tlaib (Justice Democrat Candidate and endorsed by Our Revolution) or Brenda Jones. Bill Wild also says he supports Medicare-for-All, but I don’t feel his platform is as strong as Tlaib or Jones. For the regular election to fill the seat from January 2019 to January 2021, the same three candidates are running (Tlaib, Jones and Wild), but there is also a Green Party candidate, Etta Wilcoxon (I couldn’t find a website for her), and a Working Class Party candidate, Sam Johnson.

MI-14: The incumbent Brenda Lawrence is quite progressive and an original co-sponsor of Medicare-for-All (HR 676). There are no other progressives in this race.


Also, here are Ballotpedia links for other State-level races. I haven’t had time to research these candidates, so you’ll have to do your own research on them.

State Senate:

https://ballotpedia.org/Michigan_State_Senate_elections,_2018

Endorsed by Our Revolution:

District 18: Michelle Deatrick

District 33: Mark Bignell


State House:

https://ballotpedia.org/Michigan_House_of_Representatives_elections,_2018

Endorsed by Our Revolution:

District 68: Kelly Collison


Appellate Courts:

https://ballotpedia.org/Michigan_intermediate_appellate_court_elections,_2018


Local Judges:

https://ballotpedia.org/Michigan_local_trial_court_judicial_elections,_2018


State Ballot Measures:

https://ballotpedia.org/Michigan_2018_ballot_measures


Local Ballot Measures:

https://ballotpedia.org/August_7,_2018_ballot_measures_in_Michigan


School Boards: (this is not the State Board of Education (see below), but local school districts)

https://ballotpedia.org/Michigan_school_board_elections,_2018


Municipal:

Wayne County: https://ballotpedia.org/Municipal_elections_in_Wayne_County,_Michigan_(2018)


Other races endorsed by Our Revolution:

Kent County Commission, District 12: Katy Barone


Candidates nominated by Convention:

In Michigan, political parties nominate candidates for some offices at their conventions instead of holding a primary. Candidates for lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, Supreme Court, and the boards of Michigan State University, Wayne State University, the University of Michigan and the state Board of Education are nominated by political parties. The Democratic Party state convention and the Republican Party state convention will both be held from August 25 to August 26.

Note, these are some very important positions in the state. For instance, the Secretary of State controls voting in the state, the attorney general controls which corporations will be sued if they break laws, state boards of education control the standards for teaching, etc. So, it is important that progressives have a voice in this process. However, I think the delegates to these conventions have already been selected (if I’m wrong about that, someone in Michigan let me know). If so, your only option to sway the choice of the candidates is to find out which delegate is representing your part of the state and ask them to vote for progressive choices.


Missouri

Note that Missouri has open primaries where you do not need to be registered with any particular party to vote in their primary.


Governor:

There is no Governor’s race in Missouri this year.

US Senator:

There are a lot of candidates running. The incumbent Claire McCaskill is a very conservative Democrat and has voted with Republicans on several key issues such as weakening Dodd-Frank and mortgage regulations on banking and voting to confirm Ajit Pai to the FCC and Mike Pompeo as the Secretary of State. She supports the Keystone Pipeline and opposes Medicare-for-All. She is facing a primary challenge by Berniecrat Angelica Earl. Other progressive Democratic choices include Travis Gonzalez (he has a super basic website, but seems to support many progressive policies) and Coffee Wright. There are also two Green Party candidates, Jerome Bauer and Jo Crain.

US Representatives:

MO-01: The incumbent William Lacy Clay actually is fairly progressive and was an original sponsor of Medicare-for-All. There are several good candidates challenging him. The strongest one is Cori Bush (Justice Democrat candidate, BrandNew Congress Candidate and endorsed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez), who is significantly more progressive than Clay. Demarco Davidson is also quite progressive and supports Medicare-for-All.

MO-02: Both Robert Hazel and Mark Osmack support Medicare-for-All and other progressive positions. Bill Haas seems fairly progressive, but his website has minimal detail. John Messmer has a very strong anti-corruption platform, but only supports a public option to the ACA, not Medicare-for-All.

MO-03: Katy Geppert

MO-04: Suzanne ‘Renee’ Hoagenson

MO-05: The incumbent Emanuel Cleaver is one of the original sponsors of Medicare-for-All (HR 676), but is otherwise not that progressive. There is a Green Party candidate, Maurice Copeland, though there is not a lot of information about him available online.

MO-06: Gary “Winston” Apple

MO-07: Jamie Schoolcraft (Justice Democrat candidate) or John Farmer de la Torre. Vince Jennings also seems fairly progressive, though he only seems to have a Facebook page.

MO-08: Kathryn Ellis


Here are links to various state and local elections. I have not had time to research these, so you’ll have to do the research yourself. Sometimes, if a candidate’s website is not linked on the pages below, you can still find it by doing a search of the internet.

Secretary of State:

This seat is not up for re-election until 2020.


Attorney General:

This seat is not up for re-election until 2020.


Auditor:

https://ballotpedia.org/Missouri_Auditor_election,_2018


Also, here are Ballotpedia links for other State-level races. I haven’t had time to research these candidates, so you’ll have to do your own research on them.

State Senate:

https://ballotpedia.org/Missouri_State_Senate_elections,_2018


State House:

https://ballotpedia.org/Missouri_House_of_Representatives_elections,_2018


Supreme Court:

https://ballotpedia.org/Missouri_Supreme_Court_elections,_2018


Appellate Courts:

https://ballotpedia.org/Missouri_intermediate_appellate_court_elections,_2018


Local Judges:

https://ballotpedia.org/Missouri_local_trial_court_judicial_elections,_2018


State Ballot Measures:

https://ballotpedia.org/Missouri_2018_ballot_measures


Local Ballot Measures:

https://ballotpedia.org/August_7,_2018_ballot_measures_in_Missouri


School Boards

https://ballotpedia.org/Missouri_school_board_elections,_2018


Municipal:

Clay County – https://ballotpedia.org/Municipal_elections_in_Clay_County,_Missouri_(2018)

Jackson County – https://ballotpedia.org/Municipal_elections_in_Jackson_County,_Missouri_(2018)

Platte County – https://ballotpedia.org/Municipal_elections_in_Platte_County,_Missouri_(2018)

St. Louis – https://ballotpedia.org/Municipal_elections_in_St._Louis,_Missouri_(2018)


Washington

Note that Washington has top two primaries where all candidates of whichever party are listed on a common ballot and the top two vote getters in each race, regardless of party, advance to the general election. That means we need to get some progressives into the top two or else they will not make it into the general election. August 7th is the last day to return your ballot.


Governor:

There is no Governor’s race in Washington this year.

US Senator:

There are a lot of candidates running. The incumbent Maria Cantwell is moderately progressive, but does not support Medicare-for-All. Candidates who are more progressive and support Medicare-for-All include Jennifer Gigi Ferguson and Clint Tannehill. Socialist candidate Steve Hoffman would probably support a Medicare-for-All type program, but his website is vague about healthcare.

US Representatives:

WA-01: The incumbent Suzan DelBene is quite conservative for a Democrat and does not support Medicare-for-All. The only real option is Adam Pilskog, who is something of a Libertarian and a bit on the fiscally conservative side. However, he says “The insurance companies are where the cost-savings live, and by targeting them for reform and instituting a fair, simplified single-payer system, every American will have the care they need.” That sounds like he may support a single-payer healthcare plan. Pilskog also supports criminal justice reform, decriminalizing drugs, abolishing the death penalty, fighting climate change and campaign finance reform.

WA-02: Stonewall Bird (Green Party candidate) or Collin Carlson or possibly Gary Franco, though his website is vague and it is hard to know exactly where he stands on the issues.

WA-03: Dorothy Gasque (Justice Democrat and BrandNew Congress Candidate and endorsed by Our Revolution) or David MccDevitt

WA-04: There is only one candidate (other than the incumbent Dan Newhouse). That candidate, Christine Brown, talks about Medicare-for-All, but in a slightly confusing manner. I think she may be open to it or maybe to a watered-down version of Medicare-for-All. But her position is an improvement on Dan Newhouse, who voted to repeal Obamacare, without any replacement plan in place.

WA-05: Lisa Brown is the only Democrat running and the other candidates seem very conservative. Brown does not say she supports Medicare-for-All, but indicates she supports “affordable and comprehensive universal health care”.

WA-06: Tyler Vega

WA-07: Pramila Jayapal (Justice Democrat Candidate)

WA-08: Jason Rittereiser says on his website that he’s the only candidate in the race supporting Medicare-for-All. But several other candidates suggest they are for universal, single-payer healthcare now or moving towards it in steps, including Kim Schrier, Tom Cramer, Shannon Hader and possibly Keith Arnold. Check out their webpages and see which one you want to support.

WA-09: Sarah Smith (Justice Democrat and BrandNew Congress Candidate)

WA-10: Tamborine Borrelli


Secretary of State:

This seat is not up for re-election until 2020.


Attorney General:

This seat is not up for re-election until 2020.


Also, here are Ballotpedia links for other State-level races. I haven’t had time to research these candidates, so you’ll have to do your own research on them.

State Senate:

https://ballotpedia.org/Washington_State_Senate_elections,_2018

Our Revolution endorsed candidates for State Senate:

District 6: Jessa Lewis

District 32: Maralyn Chase


State House:

https://ballotpedia.org/Washington_House_of_Representatives_elections,_2018

Our Revolution endorsed candidates for State House:

District 19: Erin Frasier

District 32, position 2: Christopher Roberts

District 40: Alex Ramel


Supreme Court:

https://ballotpedia.org/Washington_Supreme_Court_elections,_2018


Appellate Courts:

https://ballotpedia.org/Washington_intermediate_appellate_court_elections,_2018


Local Judges:

https://ballotpedia.org/Washington_local_trial_court_judicial_elections,_2018


State Ballot Measures:

https://ballotpedia.org/Washington_2018_ballot_measures


Local Ballot Measures:

https://ballotpedia.org/August_7,_2018_ballot_measures_in_Washington


Municipal:

King County – https://ballotpedia.org/Municipal_elections_in_King_County,_Washington_(2018)

Seattle – https://ballotpedia.org/Municipal_elections_in_Seattle,_Washington_(2018)


Ohio Special Election

There is also a special election for Ohio Congressional District 12. This is the seat formerly held by Pat Tiberi, who resigned from Congress to lead the Ohio Business Roundtable.


There is a Republican candidate Troy Balderson, who is quite conservative has been endorsed by Trump.

On the Democratic side, the candidate is Danny O'Connor, who is quite conservative for a Democrat and has specifically stated that he is opposed to Medicare-for-All or tuition-free college – link.


Don't feel comfortable voting for O'Connor? I probably wouldn't either. But you have a choice, because Green Party Candidate Joe Manchik is also running. Manchik supports Medicare-for-All, free college tuition, urgently fighting climate change and getting off fossil fuels, getting out of wars, fighting government corruption, etc.


Finally, I may have missed some candidates, so if anyone else knows of a good progressive I’ve left off this list, let me know.

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Tennessee Primary Election Day Megathread

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If you live in Tennessee than today is your primary election. Get out there and vote; take your friend, family, coworker and neighbor.


Find Your Polling Station:

State Polling Location Poll Hours State Subreddit
Tennessee Find Your Location Times vary by county but close at 8pm EDT, 7pm CDT r/TennesseeForSanders

Endorsements:

By Our Revolution:

By Brand New Congress


Election Protection hotline 1-866-OUR-VOTE – If you experience voter intimidation, want to report complaints or just have questions.


Results:

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Connecticut Voting Highlights – Primary Registration Deadline: August 9, 2018 (Or same day on Election Day at the polls)

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Connecticut Voting Highlights

Primary Registration Deadline: August 9, 2018 (Or on Election Day at the polls)

Primary: August 14, 2018 – 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

General Election: November 6, 2018 – 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Election Information: http://portal.ct.gov

Register to Vote: https://voterregistration.ct.gov/OLVR/welcome.do

Check your registration status: http://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Election-Services/Voter-Information/Voter-Registration-Information

Vote by mail: http://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Election-Services/Voter-Information/Absentee-Voting

Find your polling station: http://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Election-Services/Voter-Information/Where-and-how-do-I-vote

Bernie State Subreddit: /r/Connecticut4Sanders

Our Revolution New Haven Chapter: https://ourrevolution.com/groups/our-revolution-new-haven

Our Revolution Central Connecticut Chapter: https://ourrevolution.com/groups/central-ct-our-revolution

Our Revolution Endorsed Candidate: Eva Zimmerman | Lieutenant Governor | Connecticut | Facebook, Twitter | Ballotpedia | Campaign | Donate | Primary – August 14, 2018, General – November 6, 2018

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