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County borders are created by the state legislatures, although some counties predate statehood (for example, Madison County, which is currently a small county in downstate Illinois at one time included most of what is now Illinois, all of Wisconsin, Michigan's upper peninsula and parts of Minnesota, when all of that was still territories, rather than states (...


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Maryland uses a proportional representation system for party delegates; the full rules for the Democratic party are set out in this document. From a quick reading, it appears that 65 district level delegates are elected by direct vote, segmented by gender. i.e., an equal number of men and women who receive the most votes within their gender group and ...


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In many states, the party will ask you to elect representatives to attend the national convention, where they will be asked to vote for the nominee. As far as "being faithful" to the electorate, that depends on party rules. In most cases, the delegate is obliged to vote for their state as directed by the voters, but that rule only applies to the first round ...


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Currently, Wisconsin has, since 1979, banned commercial bail bonding, so people can't hire a third-party bail bondsman who promises to pay the full cash bond amount if the defendant fails to appear in court while said defendant pays 10%. According to one law office, when someone is arrested in Wisconsin for a minor offense, a person can get out of jail in ...


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In Illinois, state's attorneys are elected by each county for a four year term. This is the norm in the US: 47 states and the District of Columbia elect state's or district attorneys. Of the remaining three, only in Alaska does the governor appoint the state's attorneys; in Connecticut they are appointed by a commission, and in New Jersey they are appointed ...


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