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2019-04-15 21:52:13
by Dan McCue
North Carolina Lawmakers Open Door to Qualifying More Voter IDs for 2020

A bill filed in the North Carolina House of Representatives last week would ease some standards that identification cards issued... Read More

A bill filed in the North Carolina House of Representatives last week would ease some standards that identification cards issued by state colleges, universities and other institutions have to meet before they can be used as photo Voter ID in... Read More

2019-04-11 22:30:30
by Dan McCue
As North Carolina Special Election Looms, FEC Fails to Reach Consensus On Business Ads

With just days to go before a critical deadline, the Federal Elections Commission on Thursday failed to reach consensus on... Read More

With just days to go before a critical deadline, the Federal Elections Commission on Thursday failed to reach consensus on whether radio ads created by a candidate in North Carolina's upcoming special ninth congressional district election are "electioneering communication" or... Read More

2019-04-08 20:36:39
by Dan McCue
Georgia Governor Signs Controversial Law to Replace Voting Machines

After weeks of contentious debate in the state legislature, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp last week signed legislation that will replace... Read More

After weeks of contentious debate in the state legislature, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp last week signed legislation that will replace the state's electronic voting machines with a new system that produces a back-up paper ballot. The legislation, House Bill 316,... Read More

2019-04-04 21:14:48
by Dan McCue
Ohio's Tim Ryan Latest Democrat to Enter Race For The White House

Ohio Representative Tim Ryan used an appearance on ABC's "The View" Thursday to announce he's joining an already crowded Democratic... Read More

Ohio Representative Tim Ryan used an appearance on ABC's "The View" Thursday to announce he's joining an already crowded Democratic field running for president in 2020. The 45-year-old political moderate from Niles, Ohio, is perhaps best known outside of his... Read More

2019-04-04 15:12:50
by Dan McCue
New Poll Highlights Key Role Women of Color Played in 2018 Election

Black, Latina, Asian-American and Pacific Islander women voted in historic numbers in 2018, inspired by issues they felt made it... Read More

Black, Latina, Asian-American and Pacific Islander women voted in historic numbers in 2018, inspired by issues they felt made it impossible for them to sit on the sidelines, a new poll says. The data was collected by Intersections of Our... Read More

2019-04-04 00:00:55
by Dan McCue
Biden Promises to Be 'More Mindful' About Respecting Personal Space

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday responded to accusations about him inappropriately touching women by releasing a video in... Read More

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday responded to accusations about him inappropriately touching women by releasing a video in which he says he will be more mindful in the future of people's personal space. In the two-minute video, which... Read More

2019-04-01 22:18:12
by Dan McCue
Poll Finds Most Likely Democratic Primary Voters Want to Back Coalition Builder

A majority of likely Democratic primary voters want above all else in 2020 to beat President Donald Trump and say... Read More

A majority of likely Democratic primary voters want above all else in 2020 to beat President Donald Trump and say the way to do it is by supporting a centrist candidate with broad appeal rather than one trying to move... Read More

2019-03-28 18:10:31
by Dan McCue
Miami to Host First Democratic Presidential Primary Debate

The Democratic National Committee announced Thursday that Miami, Florida with be the host city for the first Democratic presidential primary... Read More

The Democratic National Committee announced Thursday that Miami, Florida with be the host city for the first Democratic presidential primary debate. The debate, which is being broadcast by NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo on back-to-back nights, is being held on June... Read More

2019-03-22 21:40:22
by Dan McCue
Replacing The Electoral College Won't Be Easy And Will Require Lots of Soul-Searching

This week Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., made the biggest splash of her nascent presidential campaign by suggesting during a CNN... Read More

This week Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., made the biggest splash of her nascent presidential campaign by suggesting during a CNN town hall in Mississippi that the Electoral College should be retired and replaced by a popular-vote system that would ensure... Read More

2019-03-09 01:38:01
by Dan McCue
Blue Dogs Played Key Role In Passing Sweeping Election Overhaul Package

The House passed along party lines a sweeping ethics and election overhaul bill Friday morning, setting up a showdown with... Read More

The House passed along party lines a sweeping ethics and election overhaul bill Friday morning, setting up a showdown with Senate Republicans that will likely loom large in the 2020 elections. “It’s about money in politics and how that destroys... Read More

2019-03-06 00:35:24
by Dan McCue
Report: Voting Machines Remain Vulnerable Ahead of 2020 Election

A mere 608 days before what promises to be the most hotly-contested presidential election in a generation, aging voting machines... Read More

A mere 608 days before what promises to be the most hotly-contested presidential election in a generation, aging voting machines employed in nearly every state of the union fall far short of ensuring a fair and secure Election Day, a... Read More

2019-03-06 00:24:38
by TWN Staff
North Carolina Election Saga Continues as State Board Sets Date for Election Re-Do

The ongoing saga in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District will drag on until at least September 10, after the state... Read More

The ongoing saga in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District will drag on until at least September 10, after the state Elections Board unanimously voted on Monday to re-do the election. Last November’s general election saw Republican Mark Harris beat Democrat... Read More

2019-02-19 23:57:35
by TWN Staff
Ballot Tampering and Voter Fraud: What’s Going On in NC-09?

Since last November’s election, the 9th District of North Carolina has yet to have a declared winner as the state’s... Read More

Since last November’s election, the 9th District of North Carolina has yet to have a declared winner as the state’s Election Board has refused to certify the results. Initial results after the election showed Republican Mark Harris squeaked by with... Read More

2018-11-20 22:21:50
by TWN Staff
Ohio’s Gerrymandered Map Withstood a Blue Wave Exactly as Planned

Despite being swept in the statewide races in Ohio, Democrats nearly matched Republican votes in state legislative races but will ... Read More

Despite being swept in the statewide races in Ohio, Democrats nearly matched Republican votes in state legislative races but will remain in a deep minority in both houses. Read More

2018-09-11 17:50:59
by Carrie Lee
Why Democracy Promotion is in the Strategic Interest of the United States

The 2017 National Security Strategy emphasizes many themes that reflect what the administration has coined as “pragmatic realism”: a return to ... Read More

The 2017 National Security Strategy emphasizes many themes that reflect what the administration has coined as “pragmatic realism”: a return to great power competition, the prominent placement of America First, and a focus on the military as the predominant instrument of ... Read More

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