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South Carolina Moves to New Voting System Voting
South Carolina Moves to New Voting System
2019-08-20 18:56:44
by Dan McCue

South Carolina will implement a $52 million upgrade of its voting system this fall, deploying a paper-based voting system in time for a special legislative election on Oct. 1 and municipal elections scheduled four weeks later. Until now, South Carolina... Read More

Trump, Battered In New Poll, Says 'Love Me Or Hate Me' You Have to Vote For Me Political News
Trump, Battered In New Poll, Says 'Love Me Or Hate Me' You Have to Vote For Me
2019-08-16 19:06:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - With polls suggesting his disapproval rating is near an all-time high, President Donald Trump told attendees at a boisterous New Hampshire campaign rally Thursday night they had to vote for him "whether you love me or hate me."... Read More

States Struggle To Update Election Systems Ahead of 2020 Elections
States Struggle To Update Election Systems Ahead of 2020

WASHINGTON — U.S. states operating outdated and insecure voting machines face major hurdles in protecting them in time for the 2020 presidential election, officials said at a meeting of elections experts. Budgets are strained, decision-making authority is diffused and standards... Read More

Federal Judge Bans Paperless Voting Machines in Georgia for 2020 Elections Voting
Federal Judge Bans Paperless Voting Machines in Georgia for 2020 Elections
2019-08-15 17:04:02
by Dan McCue

A federal judge on Thursday ordered Georgia to stop using its "unsecure ... and grossly outdated" voting machines after this year and to have hand-marked paper ballots at the ready if new, more secure machines aren't in place by the... Read More

Stacey Abrams Launches National Expansion of Voting Rights Group Political News
Stacey Abrams Launches National Expansion of Voting Rights Group

LAS VEGAS — Before a convention hall packed with left-leaning union members, Stacey Abrams unveiled a plan Tuesday to expand her Georgia-based voting rights group across the nation by training staffers in 20 competitive states to protect against threats of... Read More

New Hampshire Governor Vetoes Bipartisan Bid For Redistricting Commission State News
New Hampshire Governor Vetoes Bipartisan Bid For Redistricting Commission
2019-08-13 23:06:21
by Dan McCue

New Hampshire's Republican governor, Chris Sununu vetoed a bipartisan bill Friday that would have created an independent redistricting commission to draw the state's legislative and congressional district maps following the 2020 elections. In a letter explaining his veto, Sununu said... Read More

Trump’s New Hard-Line Immigration Rule at Odds With Independent Voters’ Views Immigration
Trump’s New Hard-Line Immigration Rule at Odds With Independent Voters’ Views

WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday again answered a chorus of criticism by pivoting to a hard-line immigration policy, even though it could drive away independent voters in key battleground states. With the commander in chief on his third... Read More

Orange County, Longtime GOP Stronghold, Now Has More Registered Democrats Political News
Orange County, Longtime GOP Stronghold, Now Has More Registered Democrats

LOS ANGELES — Orange County, Calif., long a Republican stronghold, has officially turned blue. The county that nurtured Ronald Reagan’s conservatism and is the resting place of Richard Nixon is now home to 547,458 registered Democrats, compared with 547,369 Republicans,... Read More

With Iowa State Fair Ahead, 2020 Democrats Pitch to Rural America 2020 Elections
With Iowa State Fair Ahead, 2020 Democrats Pitch to Rural America

WASHINGTON — As Democratic presidential hopefuls get ready to visit the soapbox at the Iowa State Fair, they’re announcing big plans for investments in rural America. Three senators who are seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2020 became the... Read More

Trump Campaign Sues California Over Tax Return Release Ballot Requirement Litigation
Trump Campaign Sues California Over Tax Return Release Ballot Requirement
2019-08-06 20:34:14
by Dan McCue

The Trump campaign and the Republican Party sued California on Tuesday over a new law requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to run in the state’s primary. "Today we have taken decisive action in federal court challenging California’s... Read More

Voting by Phone Is Easy. But Is It Secure? Voting
Voting by Phone Is Easy. But Is It Secure?

WASHINGTON — For the first time in a presidential election, voters in two upcoming Democratic caucuses will be able to vote using their phones. The Democratic Party announced in July that Iowans and Nevadans in February will be able to... Read More

More Than 10,300 Apply To Serve On California 2020 Redistricting Commission State News
More Than 10,300 Apply To Serve On California 2020 Redistricting Commission
2019-08-02 20:39:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - With a week to go before the filing deadline, more than 10,300 Californians have applied to serve on the state's 14-member Citizens Redistricting Commission. "This is great news for direct democracy," said Elaine M. Howle, California's state auditor,... Read More

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