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2021-08-04 20:56:26
by Dan McCue
Democrats Assail Filibuster As They Push for Voting Rights Legislation

WASHINGTON -- Nearly a dozen U.S. Senators -- all of them Democrats -- made the short walk from the Capitol... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Nearly a dozen U.S. Senators -- all of them Democrats -- made the short walk from the Capitol to the green near the Robert Taft Memorial on Tuesday to join scores of state legislators in calling for passage... Read More

2021-08-02 18:07:16
by Dan McCue
Legislators Descend on DC to Pressure Senate to Pass Voting Rights Bill

WASHINGTON -- Legislators from across the country began arriving in Washington, D.C., on Monday in a bid to pressure the... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Legislators from across the country began arriving in Washington, D.C., on Monday in a bid to pressure the U.S. Senate to pass sweeping voting rights legislation known as the For The People Act. The House passed the bill... Read More

2021-07-28 19:06:18
by Dan McCue
DOJ Issues ‘Guidance’ Docs for States on Federal Election Laws

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department released two guidance documents Wednesday intended to ensure states fully comply with federal election laws,... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department released two guidance documents Wednesday intended to ensure states fully comply with federal election laws, specifically those statutes pertaining to methods of voting and constraints on post-election audits. “The right of all eligible citizens to... Read More

2021-07-28 13:28:44
by Dan McCue
Voters Reject Trump-Endorsed Republican in Texas Special Election

First-term Texas State Rep. Jake Ellzey defeated fellow Republican Susan Wright in a special runoff  election in Texas’s 6th Congressional... Read More

First-term Texas State Rep. Jake Ellzey defeated fellow Republican Susan Wright in a special runoff  election in Texas’s 6th Congressional District Tuesday night, dealing former President Donald Trump a defeat in terms of the enduring power of his endorsement. Ellzey... Read More

2021-07-25 11:52:03
by Dan McCue
Final Candidate List Released for Newsom Recall

California Secretary of State Shirley Weber has released the final list of 46 candidates who qualified for the upcoming gubernatorial... Read More

California Secretary of State Shirley Weber has released the final list of 46 candidates who qualified for the upcoming gubernatorial recall election.  The recall election seeking to remove Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom will take place on Sept. 14, 2021.  Among... Read More

2021-07-24 15:39:12
by Dan McCue
Runoff Election to Decide Texas' 6th CD Race Coming Tuesday

Voters in Texas’ 6th Congressional District will decide which Republican candidate will fill the vacancy left by Rep. Ronald Wright,... Read More

Voters in Texas’ 6th Congressional District will decide which Republican candidate will fill the vacancy left by Rep. Ronald Wright, R-Texas, who died of COVID-19 related complications on Feb. 7. On the ballot Tuesday are Susan Wright, the representative’s widow... Read More

2021-07-20 19:48:27
by Dan McCue
Potential Ransomware Attacks Take Center Stage at Annual Election Exercise

Election officials from across the country ran through dozens of worst-case scenarios last week, including potential ransomware attacks, during an... Read More

Election officials from across the country ran through dozens of worst-case scenarios last week, including potential ransomware attacks, during an exercise staged by the the Department of Homeland Security. This is the fourth year the department has asked state and... Read More

2021-07-16 18:09:52
by Dan McCue
The Campaign Legal Center Targets ‘Pop-Up’ Super PACs

WASHINGTON - The nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center filed a complaint with the FEC on Thursday accusing 18 super PACs of... Read More

WASHINGTON - The nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center filed a complaint with the FEC on Thursday accusing 18 super PACs of illegally pouring $200 million into competitive elections between 2017 and 2020 while allegedly concealing their ties to congressional leaders. In... Read More

2021-07-13 21:28:53
by Dan McCue
In Impassioned Speech, Biden Declares GOP State Voting Restrictions 'Un-American'

President Joe Biden traveled to Philadelphia, the birthplace of the nation, on Tuesday to declare that preserving voting rights for... Read More

President Joe Biden traveled to Philadelphia, the birthplace of the nation, on Tuesday to declare that preserving voting rights for all is the “test of our time.” Speaking at the National Constitution Center, Biden called the efforts to curtail voting... Read More

Biden Escalates Fight for Voting Rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will lay out the "moral case" for voting rights as he faces growing pressure... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will lay out the "moral case" for voting rights as he faces growing pressure from civil rights activists and other Democrats to combat efforts by Republican-led state legislatures to restrict access to the ballot.... Read More

2021-07-12 17:23:57
by Reece Nations
Texas Congressional District Runoff Between GOP Candidates Set for This Month

ARLINGTON, Texas — Susan Wright and state Rep. Jake Ellzey are running in a special election on July 27 to... Read More

ARLINGTON, Texas — Susan Wright and state Rep. Jake Ellzey are running in a special election on July 27 to fill the vacancy in Texas' 6th Congressional District. The stage was set by Gov. Greg Abbott in February to fill... Read More

Trump Lawyers Might be Penalized Over Michigan Election Case

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge is considering whether to order financial penalties or other sanctions against some of former... Read More

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge is considering whether to order financial penalties or other sanctions against some of former President Donald Trump's lawyers who signed onto a lawsuit last year challenging Michigan's election results. The lawsuit alleging widespread fraud... Read More

2021-07-11 12:08:24
by Dan McCue
Virginia House of Delegates Elections Could Get Complicated

While states across the country have been grappling with a delay in the reporting of U.S. Census Bureau data as... Read More

While states across the country have been grappling with a delay in the reporting of U.S. Census Bureau data as they contemplate drawing new election district maps, the pandemic-caused slowing of the information could impact Virginia House of Delegates races... Read More

Adams' Win in NYC Latest in Surge for Moderate Democrats

NEW YORK (AP) — The triumph of a moderate Democrat in the mayoral primary in deep blue New York City... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — The triumph of a moderate Democrat in the mayoral primary in deep blue New York City appears to accelerate a recent trend of some of the party's most fervent voters breaking away from its most progressive... Read More

2021-07-07 01:20:57
by Dan McCue
Eric Adams Wins Democratic Primary for New York City Mayor

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who ran a centrist campaign at a time when progressives were seen as the potential... Read More

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who ran a centrist campaign at a time when progressives were seen as the potential future in city politics, has won the Democratic primary for New York City mayor. The Associated Press called the race... Read More

2021-07-01 15:11:17
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Voting Restrictions

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Thursday to uphold two provisions of Arizona’s election law that critics argued unfairly impinged... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Thursday to uphold two provisions of Arizona’s election law that critics argued unfairly impinged on the rights of Black, Hispanic and Native Americans voters. By a 6-3 margin, the justices held that a 2016... Read More

Revised Vote Count Shows Adams Ahead in NYC Mayoral Primary

NEW YORK (AP) — Revised vote counts in New York City's Democratic mayoral primary show Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Revised vote counts in New York City's Democratic mayoral primary show Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams maintaining a thin lead, a day after a first attempt to report the results of a ranked choice voting analysis... Read More

2021-06-30 15:07:33
by Dan McCue
New York City Primary Vote Count In Disarray

NEW YORK - The ongoing vote count for the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City descended into chaos... Read More

NEW YORK - The ongoing vote count for the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City descended into chaos Tuesday night after election officials retracted their latest count due to it being “corrupted” by test data that was never... Read More

'It Definitely Feels Early': GOP's Long Race to 2024 Begins

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In the past week alone, Nikki Haley regaled activists in Iowa, Mike Pence courted... Read More

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In the past week alone, Nikki Haley regaled activists in Iowa, Mike Pence courted donors in California and Donald Trump returned to the rally stage, teasing a third campaign for the White House. The... Read More

2021-06-27 12:15:26
by Dan McCue
Georgia Gov. Rips DOJ Lawsuit as ‘Politically Motivated Assault’

SAVANNAH -- Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp wasted no time on Friday responding to word the Justice Department is suing the... Read More

SAVANNAH -- Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp wasted no time on Friday responding to word the Justice Department is suing the state over a newly implemented voting law that critics believe restricts Black voter access to the polls. At a hastily... Read More

2021-06-23 21:03:51
by Brock Blasdell
Tom Perez Launches Bid for Maryland Governor

Tom Perez, the former chair of the Democratic National Committee, announced Wednesday that he is running for governor of Maryland,... Read More

Tom Perez, the former chair of the Democratic National Committee, announced Wednesday that he is running for governor of Maryland, seeking to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. Perez, who served as labor secretary for then-President Barack Obama and also... Read More

2021-06-23 15:01:21
by Dan McCue
Adams Leads in New York Mayoral Primary

Eric Adams, the centerist Brooklyn Borough President who ran for mayor of New York City with public safety as his... Read More

Eric Adams, the centerist Brooklyn Borough President who ran for mayor of New York City with public safety as his top issue, emerged on Tuesday with a substantial lead in the Democratic primary, but fell well short of outright victory... Read More

2021-06-20 12:21:16
by Dan McCue
New York Mayoral Primary Could Help Define Democrats Heading Into 2022

Will it be one of the moderates or the progressives, and just what will New Yorkers make of their first-ever... Read More

Will it be one of the moderates or the progressives, and just what will New Yorkers make of their first-ever encounter with ranked-choice voting in a mayoral contest? Those are some of the questions that could be answered Tuesday as... Read More

2021-06-14 15:36:26
by Reece Nations
Democrats Hopes in 2022 Hinge on Voters of Color, Analysis Finds

An analysis of the 2020 election conducted by several prominent Democratic advocacy groups determined that voters of color played critical... Read More

An analysis of the 2020 election conducted by several prominent Democratic advocacy groups determined that voters of color played critical roles in key races, among other findings. The report — conducted jointly by The Collective PAC, The Third Way and... Read More

2021-06-11 18:16:50
by Reece Nations
Democrats Hopes in 2022 Hinge on Voters of Color, Analysis Finds

An analysis of the 2020 election conducted by several prominent Democratic advocacy groups determined that voters of color played critical... Read More

An analysis of the 2020 election conducted by several prominent Democratic advocacy groups determined that voters of color played critical roles in key races, among other findings. The report — conducted jointly by The Collective PAC, Third Way and Latino... Read More

2021-06-08 20:57:40
by Dan McCue
Vermont to Send Ballots to All Voters, Governor Wants Policy Expanded

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed into law Monday a bill  making universally mailed ballots a permanent feature... Read More

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed into law Monday a bill  making universally mailed ballots a permanent feature of the state’s general election.  But Scott went a step further, calling on the General Assembly to extend the policy... Read More

2021-06-07 19:44:43
by Daniel Mollenkamp
Mexico's Midterm Elections And US-Mexico Relations

One of the largest elections in Mexico's history, widely described as a referendum on the president and the future of... Read More

One of the largest elections in Mexico's history, widely described as a referendum on the president and the future of Mexico, took place over the weekend. Preliminary results show that although it will remain dominant, the president's party is projected... Read More

2021-06-05 16:15:34
by TWN Staff
New Jersey, Virginia to Hold Statewide Primaries Tuesday

New Jersey and Virginia will both hold statewide primaries on June 8.  New Jersey will hold primaries for governor, state... Read More

New Jersey and Virginia will both hold statewide primaries on June 8.  New Jersey will hold primaries for governor, state Senate, and state House. Virginia will hold Democratic primaries for governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general.  In addition, both parties... Read More

2021-06-04 19:55:02
by Dan McCue
Colorado Lawmakers Told to Butt Out of Redistricting Effort

The Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed the independence of the state’s redistricting commissions, holding that an effort by the... Read More

The Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed the independence of the state’s redistricting commissions, holding that an effort by the General Assembly to change the process violated the state constitution. The ruling came as a result of an interrogatory lawsuit... Read More

2021-06-02 12:03:52
by Dan McCue
Biden Taps Harris for Lead Role In Protecting Voting Rights

TULSA, Okla. - President Joe Biden on Tuesday put Vice President Kamala Harris in charge of his administration's efforts to... Read More

TULSA, Okla. - President Joe Biden on Tuesday put Vice President Kamala Harris in charge of his administration's efforts to protect voting rights. Biden made the announcement during a speech in Tulsa, Okla., where he marked the 100th anniversary of... Read More

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