Bring Your Own Sanitizer, Pen: Texas Sets Safety Standards for In-Person Voting
State News
Bring Your Own Sanitizer, Pen: Texas Sets Safety Standards for In-Person Voting

AUSTIN, Texas — With Texas Republican leaders fighting efforts to expand mail-in voting during the pandemic, the state’s top election official has issued guidelines designed to improve the safety of polling places, voters and election workers. Voters were advised to... Read More

Judge Rules Against Florida on Felons Paying Fines to Vote
State News
Judge Rules Against Florida on Felons Paying Fines to Vote

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida law requiring felons to pay legal fees as part of their sentences before regaining the vote is unconstitutional for those unable to pay, or unable to find out how much they owe, a federal... Read More

FEC, Hamstrung for Months, Can Start Meeting Again
Elections
FEC, Hamstrung for Months, Can Start Meeting Again

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmation of Texas lawyer James “Trey” Trainor III to the Federal Election Commission means the beleaguered campaign finance agency now will have a quorum to hold meetings and conduct official business. But even so, don’t expect... Read More

Social Distancing Leads to Lines as Georgia Early Voting Begins
2020 Elections
Social Distancing Leads to Lines as Georgia Early Voting Begins

ATLANTA — Some voters encountered lines when early voting began Monday for Georgia’s primary as election workers kept people 6 feet apart, allowed only a few inside at a time and cleaned touchscreens after each voter. Turnout appeared to be... Read More

As Trump Pulls Back From Virus, Congress Races to Fill Void
Political News
As Trump Pulls Back From Virus, Congress Races to Fill Void

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump tries to move on from the coronavirus, Congress is rushing to fill the void and prepare the country for the long fight ahead. Compelled by the lack of comprehensive federal planning as states begin to reopen,... Read More

Kasich, McAuliffe on COVID-19’s Impacts on Campaigns, Elections, and Voter Security
In The News
Kasich, McAuliffe on COVID-19’s Impacts on Campaigns, Elections, and Voter Security
2020-04-17 14:25:42
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Despite continued uncertainty over how the Coronavirus pandemic will end, its economic impact will surely cast a shadow over the November election, according to a pair of former governors. Govs. John Kasich, a Republican of Ohio, and Terry... Read More

States Discuss Smart Solutions for Elections Amid Ongoing Pandemic
State News
States Discuss Smart Solutions for Elections Amid Ongoing Pandemic
2020-04-13 19:32:02
by Kate Michael

Coronavirus is testing election systems like never before. Voting has traditionally been a private, yet social affair, with citizens turning out to public polling places to make their voices heard and show the receipt of their civic duty with the... Read More

Fight Intensifies Over How to Carry Out Election Amid Pandemic
2020 Elections
Fight Intensifies Over How to Carry Out Election Amid Pandemic

WASHINGTON — The political and legal chaos that engulfed Wisconsin’s primary Tuesday marked the beginning of a national battle over how democracy will function in the middle of a pandemic — a months-long struggle that could tip the balance of... Read More

Biden Says ‘No Need’ to Postpone November Vote Over Virus
2020 Elections
Biden Says ‘No Need’ to Postpone November Vote Over Virus

Joe Biden pushed back on suggestions that the November election could be postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying Sunday it’s important that voting continues as it has during other crises in American history. “We have to let the electoral process... Read More

How Los Angeles’ Election Innovation Fell Short
Voting
How Los Angeles’ Election Innovation Fell Short

LOS ANGELES — Local election officials spent one decade and $300 million to design an innovative voting system that many experts thought was the future of elections. But at vote centers throughout the sprawling city on Super Tuesday, some Angelenos... Read More

Cuellar Defeats Challenger Backed By Sanders In Texas House Race
2020 Elections
Cuellar Defeats Challenger Backed By Sanders In Texas House Race
2020-03-04 21:12:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Henry Cuellar, a centrist House Democrat and longtime member of the fiscally-conservative Blue Dog Coalition, defeated a well-funded primary challenger backed by Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The contest between Cuellar and Jessica Cisneros, a 26-year-old... Read More

Arizona's Largest Newspaper Quits Candidate Endorsements
Media
Arizona's Largest Newspaper Quits Candidate Endorsements
2020-02-27 21:43:06
by Dan McCue

The Arizona Republic, which drew global attention in 2016 for endorsing a Democrat for president for the first time in its 126-year history, announced Wednesday that it will stop endorsing candidates for public office. In a lengthy column, Executive Editor... Read More

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