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Minnesota GOP Leaves Trump Challengers Off Primary Ballot

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will be the only choice on the ballot in Minnesota’s Republican presidential primary, even though... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will be the only choice on the ballot in Minnesota’s Republican presidential primary, even though he is not the only candidate running. That’s at the direction of the Republican Party of Minnesota. Its chairwoman, Jennifer... Read More

2019-11-01 17:06:15
by Dan McCue
Control of State Houses, Legislatures and Fate of Ballot Initiatives to Be Decided Tuesday

WASHINGTON - On Tuesday, November 5, voters in two states will cast their vote for governor, while in four states,... Read More

WASHINGTON - On Tuesday, November 5, voters in two states will cast their vote for governor, while in four states, the makeup of the legislature will be determined -- noteworthy all on their own because they will have a significant... Read More

2019-10-30 14:20:33
by Dan McCue
Running for Office as a Working Parent Could Become Easier

WASHINGTON - The House on Tuesday approved a bill that explicitly allows campaign funds to pay for childcare expenses, making... Read More

WASHINGTON - The House on Tuesday approved a bill that explicitly allows campaign funds to pay for childcare expenses, making it easier for working parents to run for elected office. Introduced in March by Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., the bill... Read More

2019-10-29 21:17:36
by Dan McCue
Poll Finds Trump Staring Into Statistical Abyss, Especially in Suburbia

WASHINGTON - Unfavorable feelings about President Donald Trump are growing despite a strong economy, and his biggest weakness heading into... Read More

WASHINGTON - Unfavorable feelings about President Donald Trump are growing despite a strong economy, and his biggest weakness heading into the 2020 election may well be the suburbs, a new poll finds. The Grinnell College National Poll is a partnership... Read More

2019-10-29 18:41:42
by Dan McCue
Blue Dogs Call on Appropriations Leaders to Provide Robust Funding to States for Election Security

WASHINGTON - The Blue Dog Coalition of national security-minded Democrats called on the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Blue Dog Coalition of national security-minded Democrats called on the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees on Tuesday to provide "robust" funding to a federal commission that partners with states to protect their election infrastructure.... Read More

2019-10-29 17:05:28
by Dan McCue
Lawsuit Claiming Voter Suppression in North Carolina

The Republican supermajority in the North Carolina legislature unlawfully banned early voting on the last Saturday before Election Day to... Read More

The Republican supermajority in the North Carolina legislature unlawfully banned early voting on the last Saturday before Election Day to suppress the black and Democratic vote, a lawsuit filed Tuesday claims. The plaintiffs in the case, the North Carolina Democratic... Read More

The Messy Politics of Voter Purges

WASHINGTON — For the first time ever, Ohio this year lifted the veil on its voter purging system. It left... Read More

WASHINGTON — For the first time ever, Ohio this year lifted the veil on its voter purging system. It left the state astonished. Secretary of State Frank LaRose, a Republican who has focused on modernizing the state’s elections system, announced... Read More

As Trump Seeks Reelection, a Growing Army of Immigrant Voters Stands in His Path

HOUSTON — This is where a nation changes: a public school auditorium that moonlights as a veritable citizenship factory. At... Read More

HOUSTON — This is where a nation changes: a public school auditorium that moonlights as a veritable citizenship factory. At the M.O. Campbell Educational Center, where murals honoring the arts and sciences adorn the walls, U.S. immigration officials routinely hold... Read More

2019-10-25 00:25:50
by Dan McCue
House Democrats Pass Election Security Bill While Senate Remains on Sidelines

WASHINGTON —House Democrats approved legislation this week to better protect the country's elections from foreign interference, the third major bill... Read More

WASHINGTON —House Democrats approved legislation this week to better protect the country's elections from foreign interference, the third major bill the chamber has passed this year addressing problems that arose in the 2016 presidential election. The 227-181 vote on Wednesday... Read More

Trump Threatens to Veto Bill on Foreign Influence in Elections

WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday threatened a veto of a bill backed by House Democrats aimed at stopping... Read More

WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday threatened a veto of a bill backed by House Democrats aimed at stopping foreign interference in U.S. elections, even as an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump centered on the issue. The measure’s... Read More

California Independents Can Cast Ballots for Democrats — But Not Trump — In March Primary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California voters who are unaffiliated with a political party will be able to participate in the Democratic... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California voters who are unaffiliated with a political party will be able to participate in the Democratic presidential primary next year, but they will be prohibited from casting ballots for President Donald Trump or any possible Republican... Read More

Facebook Identifies Iranian, Russian Foreign Influence Campaigns

NEW YORK — Facebook Inc. discovered four separate misinformation networks — three tied to Iran and one to Russia —... Read More

NEW YORK — Facebook Inc. discovered four separate misinformation networks — three tied to Iran and one to Russia — that the social network said it shut down as part of an ongoing effort to counter “foreign influence campaigns.” Facebook... Read More

2019-10-15 21:16:26
by Dan McCue
Focus on Core Issues Bolsters Democrats Odds of Holding House Majority, Analysis Finds

WASHINGTON - If Democrats want to hold their majority in House in 2020 they'll focus on core issues important to... Read More

WASHINGTON - If Democrats want to hold their majority in House in 2020 they'll focus on core issues important to their constituents like protecting healthcare coverage, fighting corruption, and expanding economic opportunity, according to a new analysis by Third Way,... Read More

2019-10-08 22:29:29
by Dan McCue
Bipartisan Senate Report Calls for Sweeping Changes to Prevent Interference in 2020 Election

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of senators on Tuesday urged both Congress and the Trump administration to take sweeping action... Read More

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of senators on Tuesday urged both Congress and the Trump administration to take sweeping action to ensure social media sites aren't used as platforms for interference in the 2020 presidential election. The Senate Intelligence Committee... Read More

2019-09-24 20:58:57
by TWN Staff
With Shift In Focus, Has End Citizens United Become Just Another Money Machine?

WASHINGTON - It was a typical day at the Iowa State Fair, just outside of Des Moines. The smell of... Read More

WASHINGTON - It was a typical day at the Iowa State Fair, just outside of Des Moines. The smell of just about anything you can imagine fried and served on a stick permeated the air, livestock mostly slumbered through being... Read More

2019-09-24 12:15:50
by Dan McCue
Georgetown Climate Forum Cast Spotlight On Diversity, Engagement of Youth Vote

WASHINGTON - Last week, Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service hosted 12 presidential candidates for Climate Forum 2020,... Read More

WASHINGTON - Last week, Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service hosted 12 presidential candidates for Climate Forum 2020, which was billed as a conversation with young voters about the issue of climate change and how candidates from across... Read More

2019-09-17 21:36:56
by Dan McCue
Murphy Tells Election Symposium More, Not Less Transparency Needed to Safeguard The Vote

WASHINGTON - Representative Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla. told attendees at an election security forum Tuesday that tech platforms have become "battlefields"... Read More

WASHINGTON - Representative Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla. told attendees at an election security forum Tuesday that tech platforms have become "battlefields" in a "bloodless conflict" and that winning requires arming voters with in-depth knowledge of the threat they face. "We need... Read More

2019-09-17 20:59:26
by Dan McCue
Allred Cosponsors Bill to Reform America’s Election Watchdog

WASHINGTON - Rep. Colin Allred, D-Texas, is co-sponsoring a bipartisan effort to reform the Federal Election Commission so that it... Read More

WASHINGTON - Rep. Colin Allred, D-Texas, is co-sponsoring a bipartisan effort to reform the Federal Election Commission so that it can enforce the nation's campaign finance and election laws in a non-partisan manner. The push to pass the Restoring Integrity... Read More

2019-09-17 20:06:39
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Considers New Voting Rights Laws After Supreme Court Broadens State Authority

WASHINGTON -- Congress considered options at a hearing last week on how to guarantee easier access to voter registration during... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Congress considered options at a hearing last week on how to guarantee easier access to voter registration during a continuing struggle over states’ rights. The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing to review the consequences of the 2013... Read More

2019-09-13 17:44:58
by Dan McCue
Blue Dogs Assail McConnell On Election Security, Warning 'Time Is Running Out'

WASHINGTON - A group of centrist House Democrats best known for espousing bipartisanship to get things done on Capitol Hill,... Read More

WASHINGTON - A group of centrist House Democrats best known for espousing bipartisanship to get things done on Capitol Hill, sharply criticized Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell Thursday for his continued refusal to allow election security bills to get a... Read More

2019-09-10 13:51:46
by Dan McCue
Special Election in North Carolina a Test for Trump, GOP Prospects in 2020

WASHINGTON - Voters in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District head to the polls Tuesday to finally decide who will represent... Read More

WASHINGTON - Voters in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District head to the polls Tuesday to finally decide who will represent them: a moderate former Marine who came within a hair of claiming the seat for the Democrats last year, or... Read More

2019-09-06 14:14:19
by Dan McCue
Blue Dogs Call for Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Secure US Elections

WASHINGTON - The co-chairs of the Blue Dog Coalition of security-focused House Democrats and the caucus's National Security Task Force... Read More

WASHINGTON - The co-chairs of the Blue Dog Coalition of security-focused House Democrats and the caucus's National Security Task Force on Wednesday called on the leadership of both parties and both chambers to bring bipartisan election security legislation up for... Read More

2019-09-03 21:57:13
by Dan McCue
North Carolina Court Strikes Down State Legislative Map

North Carolina's state legislative district maps were so severely manipulated to benefit Republican candidates that they violate the state constitution,... Read More

North Carolina's state legislative district maps were so severely manipulated to benefit Republican candidates that they violate the state constitution, a three-judge state superior court panel ruled Tuesday. The 357-page ruling handed down in Wake County, North Carolina, by Superior... Read More

2019-09-03 20:27:59
by Dan McCue
Democrat McCready Holds Narrow Lead in North Carolina Special Election, New Poll Shows

WASHINGTON - Democrat Dan McCready holds a narrow lead over Republican Dan Bishop in the special election contest to represent... Read More

WASHINGTON - Democrat Dan McCready holds a narrow lead over Republican Dan Bishop in the special election contest to represent North Carolina's 9th Congressional District, a new poll says. With precious little time left before the Sept. 10 election, a... Read More

2019-09-03 15:48:43
by Dan McCue
Ginsburg Slams Partisan Gerrymandering Before Record Book Fest Audience

WASHINGTON - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday told a record crowd that had turned out to... Read More

WASHINGTON - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday told a record crowd that had turned out to see her at the National Book Festival that "something needs to be done about partisan gerrymandering." Ginsburg was responding to... Read More

2019-08-29 21:20:04
by Dan McCue
New Study Finds 8-in-10 Californians Are Registered to Vote

Voter registration is up in California, with 8-in-10 eligible adults registered. However, likely voters in the state still tend to... Read More

Voter registration is up in California, with 8-in-10 eligible adults registered. However, likely voters in the state still tend to be older, well-educated and disproportionately white, according to a study by the Public Policy Institute of California. The Institute, a... Read More

2019-08-27 20:58:03
by Dan McCue
Election Commission Vice Chair Resigns, Leaving It Without Quorum

WASHINGTON - Matt Petersen, a Republican appointment to the Federal Election Commission and most recently, its vice chairman, has resigned... Read More

WASHINGTON - Matt Petersen, a Republican appointment to the Federal Election Commission and most recently, its vice chairman, has resigned his seat, leaving the panel overseeing campaign laws without a quorum. Petersen's departure leaves the FEC with only three of... Read More

2019-08-23 17:05:32
by Dan McCue
New York State Commission on Election Reform Gets Off to Rough Start

A new commission tasked with reforming how New York State runs and finances it elections got off to a rancorous... Read More

A new commission tasked with reforming how New York State runs and finances it elections got off to a rancorous start this week, with members struggling to deal with even the most mundane organizational matters and a fight erupting over... Read More

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

South Carolina will implement a $52 million upgrade of its voting system this fall, deploying a paper-based voting system in... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - With polls suggesting his disapproval rating is near an all-time high, President Donald Trump told attendees at a... Read More

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

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