Schumer: Senate Democrats Would Ditch Filibuster if Needed to Push Biden’s Agenda Through
U.S. Senate
Schumer: Senate Democrats Would Ditch Filibuster if Needed to Push Biden’s Agenda Through

WASHINGTON — On the day that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was to deliver his acceptance speech, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer made clear that eliminating the chamber’s legislative filibuster will be on the table if Democrats sweep into... Read More

Safest Voting Method Is Using Paper, Leading Cyber Expert Says
Elections
Safest Voting Method Is Using Paper, Leading Cyber Expert Says

Election voting is the cybersecurity industry’s most difficult challenge, and casting ballots on paper is the safest option against any digital disruptions, says CrowdStrike Holdings co-founder and former Chief Technology Officer Dmitri Alperovitch. “Voting is the hardest thing to secure... Read More

Puerto Rico to Partially Redo Botched Gubernatorial Primary
Elections
Puerto Rico to Partially Redo Botched Gubernatorial Primary

Puerto Rico will partially redo a key gubernatorial primary election next Sunday after ballots failed to arrive at some polling centers in a timely manner. Gov. Wanda Vazquez, who is facing a challenge from within her New Progressive Party, said... Read More

The Federal Agency That Enforces Campaign Finance Laws Can’t Even Meet. Why?
Political News
The Federal Agency That Enforces Campaign Finance Laws Can’t Even Meet. Why?

When President Donald Trump tweeted that the U.S. may need to delay the November election, the longest-serving member on the Federal Election Commission joined the chorus of voices pointing out that he does not have the authority to make that... Read More

Trump Floats Election 'Delay' Amid Claims of Voting Fraud
2020 Elections
Trump Floats Election 'Delay' Amid Claims of Voting Fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is for the first time floating a “delay” to November’s presidential election, as he makes unsubstantiated allegations that increased mail-in voting will result in fraud. The dates of federal elections — the Tuesday after... Read More

Outcomes Uncertain in a Slew of Federal Primary Races in Georgia
Voting
Outcomes Uncertain in a Slew of Federal Primary Races in Georgia

ATLANTA — None of the most hotly contested congressional races in Georgia could be called Tuesday night, leaving most candidates waiting to see who would make the runoffs or whether any had won their primary outright. A few favorites jumped... Read More

‘There’s No Handbook for This’: Tuesday’s Election in Missouri to Test Voter Safety in Pandemic
State News
‘There’s No Handbook for This’: Tuesday’s Election in Missouri to Test Voter Safety in Pandemic

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The day before he buried his wife, Orville Amos limped into the Kansas City Election Board’s office to vote absentee. For 25 years, the 75-year-old Navy veteran was first in line at his precinct’s polling place... Read More

Top Candidates in Baltimore Mayor’s Race Eye Different Paths to Victory
Cities
Top Candidates in Baltimore Mayor’s Race Eye Different Paths to Victory

BALTIMORE — Moira Graham finally got her ballot in the mail on Wednesday. Now comes the hard part. With just days remaining in the race for Baltimore’s next mayor, Graham, 67, must figure out who’s the best choice to lead... Read More

Lawsuit in Arkansas Seeks Order Allowing Safe Signature Collection During Pandemic
Political News
Lawsuit in Arkansas Seeks Order Allowing Safe Signature Collection During Pandemic
2020-04-23 14:59:40
by Dan McCue

A federal lawsuit filed in Arkansas on Wednesday claims the state's election laws make it virtually impossible to collect the requisite signatures for placing a constitutional amendment on the ballot. At issue in the lawsuit, which was filed in the... Read More

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Advance Proposal to End Lieutenant Governor Elections
State News
Pennsylvania Lawmakers Advance Proposal to End Lieutenant Governor Elections
2020-01-31 17:00:02
by Dan McCue

The Pennsylvania state Senate has voted to advance a proposed constitutional amendment that would end the current practice of having the governor and lieutenant governor run separately for their party’s nomination. Currently, candidates for Pennsylvania governor and lieutenant governor run... Read More

Pennsylvania Election Fiasco Blamed on Incorrect Settings on New Voting Machines
State News
Pennsylvania Election Fiasco Blamed on Incorrect Settings on New Voting Machines

PHILADELPHIA — When votes were tallied last month using new voting machines in Northampton County, it was quickly obvious that something had gone wrong. The numbers were so clearly inaccurate that a judge ordered the machines impounded, scanners were brought... Read More

John Bel Edwards Wins Reelection in Louisiana
Political News
John Bel Edwards Wins Reelection in Louisiana
2019-11-18 19:05:21
by Dan McCue

Louisiana reelected Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards Saturday, dealing a stunning blow to Republicans who had banked on President Donald Trump's popularity in the conservative state to return the governor's mansion to the GOP. Edwards is the only Democratic governor... Read More

Democrats Take Control of Virginia General Assembly in Historic Election
Elections
Democrats Take Control of Virginia General Assembly in Historic Election

NORFOLK, Va. — Democrats won decisive majorities in the House of Delegates and state Senate in an historical election that sets Virginia on a new course. That put Democrats in control of the General Assembly and governor’s office for the... Read More

Murphy Tells Election Symposium More, Not Less Transparency Needed to Safeguard The Vote
Elections
Murphy Tells Election Symposium More, Not Less Transparency Needed to Safeguard The Vote
2019-09-17 21:36:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Representative Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla. told attendees at an election security forum Tuesday that tech platforms have become "battlefields" in a "bloodless conflict" and that winning requires arming voters with in-depth knowledge of the threat they face. "We need... Read More

Allred Cosponsors Bill to Reform America’s Election Watchdog
Elections
Allred Cosponsors Bill to Reform America’s Election Watchdog
2019-09-17 20:59:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Colin Allred, D-Texas, is co-sponsoring a bipartisan effort to reform the Federal Election Commission so that it can enforce the nation's campaign finance and election laws in a non-partisan manner. The push to pass the Restoring Integrity... Read More

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