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Texas AG Issues Guidance to Officials Who Sought to Push Local Election to 2021
Local Elections
Texas AG Issues Guidance to Officials Who Sought to Push Local Election to 2021
2020-08-03 21:12:20
by Sara Wilkerson

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has warned officials who already postponed a local election once due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, they would be violating the law if they attempted to move the election again, this time to next year.... Read More

Postal Service’s Struggles Could Hurt Mail-in Election
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Postal Service’s Struggles Could Hurt Mail-in Election

WASHINGTON — An unprecedented shift in American democracy is underway, as more states and counties turn to voting by mail. But as jurisdictions prepare for a pandemic-riddled presidential election, the threat of a financial crisis at the U.S. Postal Service... Read More

At the Local Level, Many Republican Election Officials Favor Mail-In Voting
2020 Elections
At the Local Level, Many Republican Election Officials Favor Mail-In Voting

WASHINGTON — Despite opposition from President Donald Trump, many local Republican election officials across the country are continuing to push for expanding mail-in voting ahead of November’s election. The novel coronavirus outbreak has made voting in person a health hazard:... Read More

Vote-By-Mail States Don’t See the Rampant Fraud That Trump Suggests
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Vote-By-Mail States Don’t See the Rampant Fraud That Trump Suggests

WASHINGTON — States are expecting an increase in voters wanting to mail in their ballots as the coronavirus pandemic has made in-person voting potentially dangerous. Some people have questioned whether mail-in ballots are secure. President Donald Trump has repeatedly said... Read More

New Election Security Funds Won’t Come Easy for Hard-Hit States
Elections
New Election Security Funds Won’t Come Easy for Hard-Hit States

WASHINGTON — Cash-strapped states, which Congress just pumped $150 billion into, will nonetheless have to pony up in order to access new election security grants in the massive new coronavirus aid package signed by President Donald Trump. The $2.3 trillion... Read More

[SHORTENED] When Coin Flips and Other Games of Chance Settle Tied Elections
Elections
[SHORTENED] When Coin Flips and Other Games of Chance Settle Tied Elections
2020-02-25 14:01:55
by Dan McCue

It was an unusual way to spend a Thursday morning in January to say the least. Though the 2017 House of Delegates election was for the most part in its rear view mirror, the Virginia State Board of Elections had... Read More

Gerrymandering Potential Sways State Legislative Targets
State Elections
Gerrymandering Potential Sways State Legislative Targets

National political parties are targeting a handful of competitive state legislative chambers this year, where the majority parties can draw favorable district lines — with the potential for gerrymandering — after the 2020 census. The state legislative campaign arms of... Read More

Federal Judge First Blocks, Then Allows Purge of Georgia Voter Rolls
State News
Federal Judge First Blocks, Then Allows Purge of Georgia Voter Rolls
2019-12-17 16:09:30
by Dan McCue

A federal judge said he will allow Georgia to begin a sweeping purge of its voter rolls Monday, just hours after he initially put the potential removal of more than 300,000 inactive voter registrations on hold. U.S. District Judge Steve... Read More

Cuomo Calls for Automatic Recounts in Close Elections Across NY State
State News
Cuomo Calls for Automatic Recounts in Close Elections Across NY State

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for a recount. Cuomo pitched legislation Monday as part of his planned 2020 State of the State address that would mandate automatic manual recounts in close elections across the state and lay... Read More

Democratic Candidates Text Georgia Voters Who May be Purged
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Democratic Candidates Text Georgia Voters Who May be Purged

ATLANTA — Democratic presidential candidates sent text messages to some of the 313,000 people Thursday whose voter registrations could be canceled in Georgia, emphasizing their support for voting rights a day after their debate in Atlanta. U.S. Sen. Cory Booker,... Read More

Hundreds of Uncounted Votes Discovered in Pa. in Local Township Election
Local Elections
Hundreds of Uncounted Votes Discovered in Pa. in Local Township Election

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Northampton County election officials on Tuesday uncovered more than 200 votes that had not been part of the initial tally, affecting the result of the Lower Saucon Township Council race and adding to the problems the county... Read More

Control of State Houses, Legislatures and Fate of Ballot Initiatives to Be Decided Tuesday
Elections
Control of State Houses, Legislatures and Fate of Ballot Initiatives to Be Decided Tuesday
2019-11-01 17:06:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - On Tuesday, November 5, voters in two states will cast their vote for governor, while in four states, the makeup of the legislature will be determined -- noteworthy all on their own because they will have a significant... Read More

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