Californians Can Register to Vote on Election Day at Any Polling Place Under New Law 2020 Elections
Californians Can Register to Vote on Election Day at Any Polling Place Under New Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Californians will be able to register to vote on Election Day at local polling places and voting centers under legislation signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday, a potentially significant step toward boosting turnout in key contests... Read More

Pelosi Rips McConnell For 200 Days of Inaction on H.R. 1 Ethics Package Elections
Pelosi Rips McConnell For 200 Days of Inaction on H.R. 1 Ethics Package
2019-09-27 21:05:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Speaker Nancy Pelosi sharply rebuked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Friday for allowing 200 days to elapse without any action on H.R. 1, the sweeping reform package the House of Representatives passed last winter. "We sent this legislation... Read More

With Shift In Focus, Has End Citizens United Become Just Another Money Machine? Campaign Finance
With Shift In Focus, Has End Citizens United Become Just Another Money Machine?
2019-09-24 20:58:57
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - It was a typical day at the Iowa State Fair, just outside of Des Moines. The smell of just about anything you can imagine fried and served on a stick permeated the air, livestock mostly slumbered through being... Read More

Georgetown Climate Forum Cast Spotlight On Diversity, Engagement of Youth Vote Political News
Georgetown Climate Forum Cast Spotlight On Diversity, Engagement of Youth Vote
2019-09-24 12:15:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Last week, Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service hosted 12 presidential candidates for Climate Forum 2020, which was billed as a conversation with young voters about the issue of climate change and how candidates from across... Read More

States Try to Combat Election Interference as Washington Deadlocks Elections
States Try to Combat Election Interference as Washington Deadlocks

WASHINGTON — With the White House and Congress paralyzed over how — or even whether — to act on intelligence agency warnings about foreign interference in U.S. elections, Maryland opted to take matters into its own hands. The state adopted... Read More

Early Ballot Count Shows Israel’s Netanyahu Faltering in Closely Fought Race Israel
Early Ballot Count Shows Israel’s Netanyahu Faltering in Closely Fought Race

TEL AVIV, Israel — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, fighting for his political life, appeared early Wednesday to falter in his quest for a new term in office, with exit polls and early ballot-counting giving an edge to his main... Read More

Blue Dogs Call for Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Secure US Elections Elections
Blue Dogs Call for Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Secure US Elections
2019-09-06 14:14:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The co-chairs of the Blue Dog Coalition of security-focused House Democrats and the caucus's National Security Task Force on Wednesday called on the leadership of both parties and both chambers to bring bipartisan election security legislation up for... Read More

North Carolina Court Strikes Down State Legislative Map State News
North Carolina Court Strikes Down State Legislative Map
2019-09-03 21:57:13
by Dan McCue

North Carolina's state legislative district maps were so severely manipulated to benefit Republican candidates that they violate the state constitution, a three-judge state superior court panel ruled Tuesday. The 357-page ruling handed down in Wake County, North Carolina, by Superior... Read More

Pa. Governor’s Redistricting Commission Calls for Mapmaking Makeover Elections
Pa. Governor’s Redistricting Commission Calls for Mapmaking Makeover

PHILADELPHIA — Exposing anew the deep divides over how Pennsylvania’s political maps are drawn, a state commission formed by Gov. Tom Wolf released a report Thursday calling for overhauling the mapmaking process — and was immediately met with pushback from... Read More

New York State Commission on Election Reform Gets Off to Rough Start State News
New York State Commission on Election Reform Gets Off to Rough Start
2019-08-23 17:05:32
by Dan McCue

A new commission tasked with reforming how New York State runs and finances it elections got off to a rancorous start this week, with members struggling to deal with even the most mundane organizational matters and a fight erupting over... Read More

Ex-Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper Running For Senate Political News
Ex-Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper Running For Senate
2019-08-22 18:27:17
by Dan McCue

A presidential campaign behind him, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday he's running for the U.S. Senate, vying for the right to challenge Republican incumbent Cory Gardner. With his announcement, which came via a video message posted on his... Read More

Florida Joins 29-State Compact To Clean Up Voter Rolls State News
Florida Joins 29-State Compact To Clean Up Voter Rolls

ORLANDO, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis gave Florida’s 67 elections supervisors their No. 1 priority for 2020 on Wednesday. DeSantis announced that Florida would become the 29th state to join the Electronic Registration Information Center, or ERIC, a nonprofit compact... Read More

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