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NC Gerrymandering Trial Begins, Could Have Major Implications For 2020 And Beyond State News
NC Gerrymandering Trial Begins, Could Have Major Implications For 2020 And Beyond

RALEIGH, N.C. — The lines used to elect members of the North Carolina General Assembly are unconstitutional and should be redrawn before the 2020 elections, an attorney for activists and politicians argued in court Monday. In 2018, Democratic candidates won... Read More

Florida Lawmakers Move to Complicate Voting Rights Restoration for Ex-Felons Voting
Florida Lawmakers Move to Complicate Voting Rights Restoration for Ex-Felons
2019-07-03 23:32:28
by Dan McCue

In 2018, 65 percent of Floridians who went to the polls supported a measure aimed at restoring the voting rights of non-violent ex-felons “who have completed all terms of their sentence, including parole or probation.” On Friday night, Florida's Republican... Read More

Nonpartisan App Aims to Reinvent Fundraising, Voter Engagement Political News
Nonpartisan App Aims to Reinvent Fundraising, Voter Engagement
2019-06-25 21:38:12
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - As Americans across the country prepare to settle in and get their politics on watching the first Democratic presidential debate in Miami, a new, nonpartisan political app is promising to shake up fundraising and how voters engage in... Read More

Republicans Block Ex-Cons From Voting in Biggest Swing State Voting
Republicans Block Ex-Cons From Voting in Biggest Swing State

MIAMI — Florida’s reputation as America’s tightest — and wildest — swing state should stay intact, as a battle over felons’ voting rights seems destined for the courts. At the least, it’s increasingly looking like Florida’s 1.4 million disenfranchised ex-convicts... Read More

Blue Dogs Seek to Secure U.S. Elections, Deter Future Interference Elections
Blue Dogs Seek to Secure U.S. Elections, Deter Future Interference
2019-06-21 23:26:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - After playing a critical role in passing a sweeping election and ethics reform bill, the Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats on Friday unveiled a package of legislative proposals aimed at securing U.S. elections and deterring future interference... Read More

Bipartisan Bill Aims to Make Election Interference a Federal Crime Voting
Bipartisan Bill Aims to Make Election Interference a Federal Crime
2019-06-18 20:34:51
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Representatives Jim Himes, D-Conn., and John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, have introduced legislation to make election interference a federal crime. The Defending the Integrity of Voting Systems Act would make it a federal crime to hack any voting systems used... Read More

Virginia Election to Proceed With Redrawn District Supreme Court
Virginia Election to Proceed With Redrawn District
2019-06-17 19:38:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Voters in Virginia will elect members of the state's House of Delegates in districts drawn on a map considered to be favorable to Democrats, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday. The 5-4 ruling comes in a case... Read More

The Vote-by-Phone Tech Trend Is Scaring the Life Out of Security Experts Voting
The Vote-by-Phone Tech Trend Is Scaring the Life Out of Security Experts

WASHINGTON — With their playbook for pushing government boundaries as a guide, some Silicon Valley investors are nudging election officials toward an innovation that prominent coders and cryptographers warn is downright dangerous for democracy. Voting by phone could be coming... Read More

Iranians Set Up Fake Social Media Accounts to Influence 2018 Midterms, New Report Says 2018 Midterms
Iranians Set Up Fake Social Media Accounts to Influence 2018 Midterms, New Report Says

WASHINGTON — Iranians posing as Americans set up fake accounts on social media platforms between April 2018 and March 2019 and espoused policy views on both sides of the U.S. political spectrum, in a replay of the Russian playbook from... Read More

Texas Secretary of State Resigns After Error-Filled Voting Probe Voting
Texas Secretary of State Resigns After Error-Filled Voting Probe

AUSTIN, Texas — Shortly before the Texas Senate’s closing gavel ended his term as secretary of state, David Whitley delivered his letter of resignation, “effective immediately,” to Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday afternoon. Whitley needed Senate confirmation by the end... Read More

Americans May Vote in 2020 Using Old, Unsecured Machines Voting
Americans May Vote in 2020 Using Old, Unsecured Machines

WASHINGTON — The first primary in the 2020 presidential race is a little more than 250 days away, but lawmakers and experts worry that elections will be held on voting machines that are woefully outdated and that any tampering by... Read More

How Voter Access Laws and Passion Brought People to the Polls Voting
How Voter Access Laws and Passion Brought People to the Polls

WASHINGTON — In Utah, marijuana revved up voter interest last year, and new election policies made it easier for people to cast their ballots, leading to the nation’s biggest jump in midterm turnout. Around the country, state efforts to widen... Read More

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