Elections

Courts Will Decide Georgia Voting Rights — and Maybe Election Results
State News
Courts Will Decide Georgia Voting Rights — and Maybe Election Results

ATLANTA — Fierce battles over which votes count are already being fought in courts this election season, with armies of voting rights advocates, political parties and attorneys gearing up to bring more challenges to Georgia election laws when ballots are... Read More

A Million Mail-in Ballots Could Go Uncounted This Fall. The USPS May Not Be to Blame
2020 Elections
A Million Mail-in Ballots Could Go Uncounted This Fall. The USPS May Not Be to Blame

WASHINGTON — The controversial new chief of the U.S. Postal Service had not even started his job when a disturbing thing happened to hundreds of thousands of Americans who cast ballots by mail in primary elections this spring. Their votes... Read More

Running an Election in a Pandemic, In 10 Steps
In The News
Running an Election in a Pandemic, In 10 Steps

WASHINGTON — When the pandemic hit and more than a thousand usual poll workers backed out of working the April primary in Madison, Wisconsin, City Clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl needed replacements who were available to work late, had customer service skills... Read More

Absentee Ballot Requests Cropping Up in Front Yards, Churches
2020 Elections
Absentee Ballot Requests Cropping Up in Front Yards, Churches

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As Ohioans stake the names of their preferred candidates in the November election outside their homes, a new form of activism is showing up alongside the traditional candidate yard signs. Absentee ballot requests, voter registration forms and... Read More

Ohioans Won’t Know Official Election Results for Weeks, Secretary of State Says
In The News
Ohioans Won’t Know Official Election Results for Weeks, Secretary of State Says

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose warned voters during a Tuesday news conference that results reported after the polls close on Election Day will be strictly unofficial, and he said state law bars his office and county... Read More

What to Watch in New Hampshire, Rhode Island Primaries This Week
2020 Elections
What to Watch in New Hampshire, Rhode Island Primaries This Week

Two of the nation’s final primary contests of the cycle will be decided Tuesday, in New Hampshire and Rhode Island, but one of the most interesting tests will be over the power of someone who’s not on the ballot: President... Read More

Look Who's Talking Now
Political News
Look Who's Talking Now
2020-09-04 21:02:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Regardless of what happens between now and Tuesday, Nov. 3, the 2020 campaign for the White House will go down in history as a race like no other. Played out against the backdrop of a global pandemic, the... Read More

Experts Warn Poll Worker Shortages Could Lead to Minority Voter Suppression this November
2020 Elections
Experts Warn Poll Worker Shortages Could Lead to Minority Voter Suppression this November
2020-09-04 20:59:29
by Reece Nations

Pandemic-induced poll worker shortages could potentially wreak havoc on the electorate of vulnerable communities this November. One high-profile effort to combat this issue, “More Than a Vote,” is launching an initiative with professional athletes to recruit poll workers for this... Read More

Harvard's Belfer Center Releases Playbook to Address Nefarious Election Influence
Elections
Harvard's Belfer Center Releases Playbook to Address Nefarious Election Influence
2020-09-04 15:48:54
by Dan McCue

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Election officials across the country have a new tool to help them recognize and respond to malicious interference in the votes they oversee. Created by the Belfer Center at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, the new... Read More

Fearing Delays and Chaos, Swing States Weigh Early Counting of Mail-in Ballots
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Fearing Delays and Chaos, Swing States Weigh Early Counting of Mail-in Ballots

WASHINGTON — The cumbersome and sometimes slow counting of an expected record number of mail-in ballots — especially in some crucial swing states — could delay results and open the door to challenges in this year’s elections. In 13 states... Read More

5 Takeaways From the First Night of the RNC
2020 Elections
5 Takeaways From the First Night of the RNC

Welcome to a parallel universe. Conventions are unabashedly partisan affairs, offering the purest distillation of a political party and its beliefs. So a certain amount of contrast is to be expected when Democrats and Republicans stage their coronations back to... Read More

With Apocalyptic Rhetoric, Republicans Stoke Fear If Trump Loses
2020 Elections
With Apocalyptic Rhetoric, Republicans Stoke Fear If Trump Loses

WASHINGTON — Republicans kicked off their national convention Monday by trying to radically recast President Donald Trump’s failures in containing the coronavirus pandemic as triumphs and by painting an apocalyptic vision of America if Democratic nominee Joe Biden wins in... Read More

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