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Iowa Logs Record Number of Absentee Ballot Requests Ahead of June Primary
State News
Iowa Logs Record Number of Absentee Ballot Requests Ahead of June Primary
2020-05-14 13:57:23
by Gaspard Le Dem

With the Iowa primaries less than three weeks away, an unprecedented number of voters have applied to vote by mail in the state’s June 2 election. As of Tuesday, 356,315 voters had requested an absentee ballot, with 96,311 ballots already... Read More

About 1 in 10 Ballots Went Undelivered to Baltimore Voters During Special Election
Political News
About 1 in 10 Ballots Went Undelivered to Baltimore Voters During Special Election

BALTIMORE — Nearly 1 in 10 ballots was unable to be delivered to Baltimore city voters during the special election in April, raising concerns for the June 2 primary, which is also being conducted by mail. The data, released by... Read More

Repeal of Voter-Approved Redistricting Plan Heads to Ballot in Missouri
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Repeal of Voter-Approved Redistricting Plan Heads to Ballot in Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missourians will get another chance to decide how state legislative districts should be drawn, with the Missouri House approving legislation Wednesday seeking to repeal a redistricting process that was approved by voters in 2018. The 98-58... Read More

Republicans Stake Congressional Victory, Claim Seat Katie Hill Vacated
2020 Elections
Republicans Stake Congressional Victory, Claim Seat Katie Hill Vacated

LOS ANGELES — Republican Mike Garcia claimed victory Wednesday in the race for an open congressional seat north of Los Angeles, the first time the GOP has flipped a California district from blue to red in more than 20 years.... Read More

Georgia Gov. Kemp Excludes Abortion Providers From Legal Liability Protections
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Georgia Gov. Kemp Excludes Abortion Providers From Legal Liability Protections

ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp used his emergency powers to extend an executive order that limits legal liability for Georgia’s hospitals and medical workers during the coronavirus pandemic, while also including a provision that specifically excludes abortion providers from the... Read More

Texas AG Asks State Supreme Court to Order Election Officials to Reject Mail Ballots
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Texas AG Asks State Supreme Court to Order Election Officials to Reject Mail Ballots

AUSTIN, Texas — Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday asked the Texas Supreme Court to order election officials in several counties to reject mail ballot applications from people who fear catching the coronavirus during in-person voting. The motion specifically mentioned... Read More

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rejects Stay-at-Home Order
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Wisconsin Supreme Court Rejects Stay-at-Home Order

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the state’s stay-at-home order, ruling that the governor’s administration overstepped its authority when it shut down schools and nonessential businesses through the end of May to slow the spread of the coronavirus.... Read More

National League of Cities Lauds House COVID-19 Relief Bill
Economy
National League of Cities Lauds House COVID-19 Relief Bill
2020-05-13 13:24:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The National League of Cities is calling on the Senate and White House to embrace a new coronavirus relief bill introduced in the House on Tuesday that allocates $375 billion for the nation's smaller cities, towns, counties and... Read More

Tom Tiffany Keeps Duffy Seat in GOP Hands in Wisconsin
2020 Elections
Tom Tiffany Keeps Duffy Seat in GOP Hands in Wisconsin

Republican state Sen. Tom Tiffany won the special election in Wisconsin on Tuesday to fill former GOP Rep. Sean P. Duffy’s House seat in a race that both parties were watching for signs of how President Donald Trump would do... Read More

In Nebraska’s 2nd District, Kara Eastman Gets Rematch With Rep. Don Bacon
2020 Elections
In Nebraska’s 2nd District, Kara Eastman Gets Rematch With Rep. Don Bacon

Nonprofit business consultant Kara Eastman won the Democratic primary in Nebraska’s 2nd District on Tuesday, setting up a rematch against Republican incumbent Don Bacon in a seat Democrats are targeting in November. With 68% of precincts reporting, Eastman was leading... Read More

Fauci Warns Senate Panel of
Health
Fauci Warns Senate Panel of "Really Serious" Consequences to Fast Reopening
2020-05-12 19:11:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government's top infectious disease expert, told a Senate panel on Tuesday there could be "really serious" consequences to states and cities across the United States reopening their economies too quickly. He told the Senate... Read More

Tuesday Special Elections Could Be Harbinger of Second Blue Wave Come November
Political News
Tuesday Special Elections Could Be Harbinger of Second Blue Wave Come November
2020-05-12 15:54:42
by Dan McCue

A pair of congressional primaries on Tuesday could prove to be the first indicators of a brewing second blue wave come the November general election. The most high-profile of the contests is taking place in California's 25th Congressional District, in... Read More

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