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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

California on Track to Lose at Least One Congressional Seat After 2020 Census Elections
California on Track to Lose at Least One Congressional Seat After 2020 Census

WASHINGTON — California’s population is growing more slowly than expected, making it increasingly likely it will lose at least one congressional seat in 2020 — and maybe more. “Right now, the current numbers that are coming in look very much... Read More

Ohio, Michigan Ask Supreme Court to Block Redistricting Orders Supreme Court
Ohio, Michigan Ask Supreme Court to Block Redistricting Orders
2019-05-13 23:13:24
by Dan McCue

The attorneys for both Ohio and Michigan asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to intervene and block lower court orders to rectify partisan gerrymanders. In Ohio, a three-judge panel ruled that the state's congressional district map was unconstitutionally gerrymandered... Read More

Will the ‘Bathroom Bill’ Animate Yet Another North Carolina Election? North Carolina
Will the ‘Bathroom Bill’ Animate Yet Another North Carolina Election?

WASHINGTON — The email from Dan McCready was telling. The North Carolina Democrat, who’s amassed more than $2.6 million for a redo election in the 9th District, was fundraising off a poll that showed state Sen. Dan Bishop leading the... Read More

Mueller Findings Raise Election Hacking Fears in States Elections
Mueller Findings Raise Election Hacking Fears in States

WASHINGTON — Tucked into the 448-page report from special counsel Robert Mueller were four paragraphs about major breaches into state and local election systems. Mueller’s description of Russian interference designed to help the Trump campaign was a reminder of how... Read More

Judges Toss Ohio's Congressional Map, Declaring It Unconstitutional Elections
Judges Toss Ohio's Congressional Map, Declaring It Unconstitutional
2019-05-03 20:44:32
by Dan McCue

A three-judge panel of federal judges tossed Ohio's congressional map Friday, holding that it was a partisan gerrymander favoring Republicans and ordering that the districts be redrawn for the 2020 elections. The unanimous decision said that as drawn the map... Read More

Tennessee Slapped With Lawsuit Hours After Adoption of New Voting Law Voting
Tennessee Slapped With Lawsuit Hours After Adoption of New Voting Law
2019-05-03 20:29:21
by Dan McCue

The Tennessee Chapter of the NAACP sued state elections officials Thursday, just hours after Governor Bill Lee signed a law making the Volunteer State the first in the union to fine voter registration groups for turning in too many incomplete... Read More

Federal Court Strikes Down Michigan Districts Voting
Federal Court Strikes Down Michigan Districts

WASHINGTON — A three-judge panel on Thursday ruled that Michigan must use new congressional and legislative maps in 2020, potentially setting up a more favorable battlefield for House Democrats, who flipped two seats in the state last fall. The federal... Read More

North Carolina Lawmakers Open Door to Qualifying More Voter IDs for 2020 Voting
North Carolina Lawmakers Open Door to Qualifying More Voter IDs for 2020
2019-04-15 21:52:13
by Dan McCue

A bill filed in the North Carolina House of Representatives last week would ease some standards that identification cards issued by state colleges, universities and other institutions have to meet before they can be used as photo Voter ID in... Read More

California Launched DMV Voter Registration System Despite Bugs and Hackers Voting
California Launched DMV Voter Registration System Despite Bugs and Hackers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California has launched few government projects with higher stakes than its ambitious 2018 program for registering millions of new voters at the Department of Motor Vehicles, an effort with the potential to shape elections for years to... Read More

New Poll Highlights Key Role Women of Color Played in 2018 Election Voting
New Poll Highlights Key Role Women of Color Played in 2018 Election
2019-04-04 15:12:50
by Dan McCue

Black, Latina, Asian-American and Pacific Islander women voted in historic numbers in 2018, inspired by issues they felt made it impossible for them to sit on the sidelines, a new poll says. The data was collected by Intersections of Our... Read More

For Independent Voters, California Lawmakers Seek to End Ballot Confusion State Elections
For Independent Voters, California Lawmakers Seek to End Ballot Confusion

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In the days leading up to California’s primary three years ago, the complaints from unaffiliated independent voters started pouring in. They were promised they could vote in the closely watched Democratic race for the White House, but... Read More

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