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Westwood One Radio: TBOR Executive Director Addresses Cancel Culture and Politics

April 8, 2021

Yesterday, TBOR Executive Director John Pudner was featured on the Jim Bohannon Show to discuss the political reform issues that are necessary to unite America. Jim Bohannon is an American broadcaster who has worked in both television and radio. He is best known for hosting the nationally syndicated late-night radio talk show The Jim Bohannon Show on the Westwood One Network. Bohannon was voted one of “The 100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts in America” for three consecutive years […]

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Virginia Approves TBOR and American Promise backed study of comprehensive reform measures

March 29, 2021

The General Assembly did take one action on cleaner elections and greater trust in government: the creation of a joint subcommittee to study and issue a report on comprehensive campaign finance reforms.  Morgan said their group and allies will be engaging with the joint subcommittee process in ways that they hope will lead to bills being reintroduced next year with senators’ concerns assuaged. Far from dropping out of the legislative deliberations, their chapter and other grassroots groups including Voters’ Right […]

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Why RCV is good for Utah

March 18, 2021

Amelia Powers Gardner is the Utah County clerk and auditor. She has received national recognition for leading election reforms and innovations. She is the first clerk in the nation to implement mobile voting for overseas and disabled voters and to offer end-to-end automated marriage licenses. Gardner was featured as one of Government Technology’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers for 2020. To read her op-ed in its entirety click here

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Wisconsin Tour Results in Support of Final-Five Voting

March 12, 2021

Take Back Our Republic Wisconsin Coordinators from Eau Claire to Fond du Lac toured Wisconsin on a listening tour this week. The trip started in the Milwaukee area, swung through the State Capitol in Madison, and ended near De Pere.  A new reform issue that arose from this tour and calls into the state leading up to the tour was a proposal for Final-Five Voting (FFV): a top 5 primary followed by an instant runoff election to determine Wisconsin Congressional […]

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TBOR Board Member Sarah Hunt Pens Redistricting Op-Ed in the Boston Globe

March 1, 2021

Redistricting, the true battle for American political power, is about to begin. State legislators and governors who were elected in the 2020 election also won control over the influential process of drawing new state legislative and congressional maps. The consequences of these maps will define the state of political play until 2031. Citizens should demand an honest and transparent process that ensures fairness in representation. Legislatures should draw US House districts and state legislative districts as equally as possible, as […]

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RealClearPolitics Follow-up on Dark Money Story with TBOR ED

February 12, 2021

Susan Crabtree of RealClearPolitics, which previously featured TBOR Executive Director John Pudner, ran this follow-up story regarding if officials will be willing to put limits on dark money now that Democrats are in charge and dominating dark money in the 2020 elections and Georgia Senate runoffs. The interview with Pudner a year ago in the story Bloomberg Camp Denies Funding of Flawed Iowa Voting App warned of what might play out in the new storyDems Beat GOP at Dark-Money Game. Will […]

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TBOR ED Quoted in The Hill Regarding Trump Impeachment Trial

February 8, 2021

Forty-five out of 50 Senate Republicans have already voted to advance a motion to dismiss the trial on the grounds that it is unconstitutional, making it extremely unlikely that 17 Republicans will join Democrats this week to convict. “If the Senate had been able to vote on this in early January, there may have been some appetite to convict,” said John Pudner, a former adviser to one of Sen. Mitt Romney’s (R-Utah) presidential campaigns. “But now it all looks political, with […]

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TBOR ED’s Comments on Pelosi Stock Buy featured in BizPacReview

February 4, 2021

A watchdog group is pointing to a stock purchase last month made by Paul Pelosi, a multimillion-dollar venture capitalist who reportedly purchased up to $1 million worth of stocks in Tesla when the price of the company’s stock was about $640 a share. Late last week, the stock’s price had risen nearly $200 a share, closing Thursday at $838 on the NASDAQ. “It’s corrupt and unacceptable for members of Congress, particularly the speaker, to trade stocks in companies affected by […]

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TBOR Featured in Prime Mover Magazine Regarding Pelosi Stock Buys

February 3, 2021

“However, eyebrows were raised after it was reported that the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi negotiated a potentially very profitable Tesla stock deal shortly before the Biden administration released plans to make the federal automobile fleet fully electric. Tesla manufactures a suite of electric cars and is also developing a range of electric trucks. According to self-proclaimed non-partisan watchdog group Take Back Our Republic Action Fund, last month venture capitalist Paul Pelosi bought up to $1 million worth of […]

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IBTimes: Virginia Becomes 22nd State To Support Efforts For Money In Politics Amendment

February 1, 2021

Sunday the IBTimes ran our post regarding Virginia becoming the 22nd state to pass a resolution (HJR599) calling for a 28th Constitutional Amendment to reign in money in politics. In the past five months the IBTimes, or International Business Times, added an 8-person Washington office and doubled its unique monthly visitors to 40 million to pass Bloomberg and practically match the Wall Street Journal. IBTimes summarized the three central points; It’s a positive first step towards allowing people to support […]

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