William Barr Floats Theory of Foreign Mail-vote Fraud That Experts Call Impossible
2020 Elections
William Barr Floats Theory of Foreign Mail-vote Fraud That Experts Call Impossible

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr has repeatedly floated a conspiracy theory that other countries may distribute counterfeit mail-in ballots to sway the November election. That’s virtually impossible, according to election officials, ballot-printing companies and political scientists. Yet it’s a... Read More

Barr Stokes Doubts Over Mail-In Voting, Echoing Trump Theme
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Barr Stokes Doubts Over Mail-In Voting, Echoing Trump Theme

WASHINGTON — State and local officials are “playing with fire” if they rely on sending out tens of thousands of mail-in ballots for the November election, Attorney General William Barr said, without providing evidence that there’s a risk to a... Read More

Florida Modeled a Smooth Mail Election. Yes, Florida.
2020 Elections
Florida Modeled a Smooth Mail Election. Yes, Florida.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The votes were swiftly counted, winners were declared, and by about 10 o'clock that night most of the results of Tuesday's primary election — one with large numbers of mailed votes — were known in Florida.... Read More

A Million More Floridians Voted by Mail in Tuesday Primaries
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A Million More Floridians Voted by Mail in Tuesday Primaries

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Navy pilot Scott Franklin has ousted Rep. Ross Spano, making the Florida congressman dogged by ethics investigations the eighth incumbent House member to be defeated in party primaries this year. Tuesday's contests were shaped by... Read More

Postal Chief, Facing Political Furor, Backs Off Service Changes Until After Election
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Postal Chief, Facing Political Furor, Backs Off Service Changes Until After Election

WASHINGTON — Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced Tuesday that he would pause changes to U.S. Postal Service operations until after the November election, following an intensifying backlash from lawmakers in both parties. DeJoy, who took office in June after his... 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

Coronavirus and Mail-In Voting Will Mean an Accelerated 2020 Election
2020 Elections
Coronavirus and Mail-In Voting Will Mean an Accelerated 2020 Election

WASHINGTON — The political calendar says Joe Biden and Donald Trump have, as of Sunday, exactly 100 days left to convince Americans they’re the right man to be president. In reality, both have far less time before many voters make... Read More

Ready or Not: Election Costs Soar in Prep for Virus Voting
2020 Elections
Ready or Not: Election Costs Soar in Prep for Virus Voting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The demand for mail-in ballots is surging. Election workers need training. And polling booths might have to be outfitted with protective shields during the COVID-19 pandemic. As officials prepare for the Nov. 3 election, one certainty is clear: It's... Read More

Supreme Court Declines to Force Texas Officials to Expand Mail-In Voting
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Supreme Court Declines to Force Texas Officials to Expand Mail-In Voting
2020-06-26 22:07:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday evening decline to force Texas officials to offer mail-in ballots to all voters in the state because of the threat posed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The court's order is the latest development... Read More

Trump Claims Mail Voting Leads to Cheating: A Guide to Facts And The Fight Over Absentee Ballots
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Trump Claims Mail Voting Leads to Cheating: A Guide to Facts And The Fight Over Absentee Ballots

President Donald Trump escalated his unsubstantiated attacks on mail voting Monday, claiming with no evidence that expanding the practice would lead to foreign governments printing counterfeit ballots and cause the “election disaster of our times.” “Because of MAIL-IN BALLOTS, 2020... Read More

With Unsubstantiated Claim, Trump Sows Doubt on US Election
2020 Elections
With Unsubstantiated Claim, Trump Sows Doubt on US Election

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump opened a new front Monday in his fight against mail-in voting, making unsubstantiated assertions that foreign countries will print up millions of bogus ballots to rig the results and create what he called the... Read More

Report Suggests Native Americans Would Be Disenfranchised With All-By-Mail Vote
2020 Elections
Report Suggests Native Americans Would Be Disenfranchised With All-By-Mail Vote
2020-06-05 18:54:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A switch to all-by-mail voting ahead of the 2020 general election would disenfranchise Native Americans because it would be impossible for some of them to cast a ballot that way, the Native American Rights Fund says in a... Read More

Appeals Court Rules COVID-19 Fears Not Valid Reason for Voting by Mail in Texas
2020 Elections
Appeals Court Rules COVID-19 Fears Not Valid Reason for Voting by Mail in Texas
2020-06-05 14:48:59
by Dan McCue

A federal appeals court in Atlanta ruled Thursday that Texans cannot request mail-in ballots for the upcoming 2020 elections out of fear that they might contract the coronavirus if they vote in person. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals... Read More

Vote-By-Mail Deadlines Leave States Just Weeks to Get Ready
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Vote-By-Mail Deadlines Leave States Just Weeks to Get Ready

WASHINGTON — Election officials have just weeks left to ensure that their states can handle a surge of mail-in votes in November in the face of fierce opposition from President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress. With just a little... Read More

Trump Targets California in Latest Attack on Mail-In Voting
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Trump Targets California in Latest Attack on Mail-In Voting

WASHINGTON — Facing a potentially difficult path to reelection, President Donald Trump on Tuesday expanded his attacks on states using mail-in ballots, a scorched-earth campaign that could undermine confidence in the democratic process as the novel coronavirus threatens to make... Read More

A Crippled US Postal Service Could Throw a Wrench in November Election
2020 Elections
A Crippled US Postal Service Could Throw a Wrench in November Election

SAN DIEGO — The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated problems for the U.S. Postal Service and sparked a debate in Washington, D.C., that could carry major ramifications for the November general election. The U.S. Postal Service, or USPS, has long been... Read More

Texas Attorney General Says Officials Offering Mail Ballots Due to COVID-19 Could Be Prosecuted
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Texas Attorney General Says Officials Offering Mail Ballots Due to COVID-19 Could Be Prosecuted

AUSTIN, Texas — Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday said that election officials in Texas who offer mail ballots to people who normally wouldn’t qualify but are afraid of catching the coronavirus could be subjected to criminal punishment. Paxton’s guidance... Read More

Trump Says Mail Voting is ‘Terrible.’ But Florida GOP Still Pushing for It
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Trump Says Mail Voting is ‘Terrible.’ But Florida GOP Still Pushing for It

MIAMI — President Donald Trump, despite being among the more than 2 million mail voters in Florida, launched an attack on the voting method this week. But in his adopted home state, mail ballots have been a boon to both... Read More

Texas Democrats Sue Elections Officials to Demand Mail-In Voting
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Texas Democrats Sue Elections Officials to Demand Mail-In Voting

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Democratic Party sued state and county election officials in federal court on Tuesday to demand mail-in voting for elections scheduled during the coronavirus pandemic. In a complaint filed in the San Antonio federal district court,... Read More

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