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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

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

A federal judge on Thursday ordered Georgia to stop using its "unsecure ... and grossly outdated" voting machines after this... Read More

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 and grossly outdated" voting machines after this year and to have hand-marked paper ballots at the ready if new, more secure machines aren't in place by the...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

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

New Hampshire's Republican governor, Chris Sununu vetoed a bipartisan bill Friday that would have created an independent redistricting commission to... Read More

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

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

The Trump campaign and the Republican Party sued California on Tuesday over a new law requiring presidential candidates to release... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - With a week to go before the filing deadline, more than 10,300 Californians have applied to serve on... Read More

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

2019-08-02 18:20:33
by Dan McCue
In Oklahoma, More Than 155,000 See Voting Status Changed to 'Inactive'

WASHINGTON - More than 155,367 Oklahomans had their voting status changes to "inactive" this week after they failed to respond... Read More

WASHINGTON - More than 155,367 Oklahomans had their voting status changes to "inactive" this week after they failed to respond to an address confirmation notice sent to them by the state election board. "Oklahoma has very few incidents of voter... Read More

2019-07-22 20:34:39
by Dan McCue
Foundation Commits $50 Million to Study How Social Media, Tech Impacts Democracy

WASHINGTON - The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced Monday it is committing $50 million for research to... Read More

WASHINGTON - The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced Monday it is committing $50 million for research to better understand how social media and technology are impacting democracy. The nonprofit foundation, which focuses on journalism and fostering "informed... Read More

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

In 2018, 65 percent of Floridians who went to the polls supported a measure aimed at restoring the voting rights... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - As Americans across the country prepare to settle in and get their politics on watching the first Democratic... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - After playing a critical role in passing a sweeping election and ethics reform bill, the Blue Dog Coalition... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - Representatives Jim Himes, D-Conn., and John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, have introduced legislation to make election interference a federal crime.... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - Voters in Virginia will elect members of the state's House of Delegates in districts drawn on a map... Read More

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

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

The attorneys for both Ohio and Michigan asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to intervene and block lower court... Read More

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

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

A three-judge panel of federal judges tossed Ohio's congressional map Friday, holding that it was a partisan gerrymander favoring Republicans... Read More

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

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

The Tennessee Chapter of the NAACP sued state elections officials Thursday, just hours after Governor Bill Lee signed a law... Read More

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

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

A bill filed in the North Carolina House of Representatives last week would ease some standards that identification cards issued... Read More

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

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

Black, Latina, Asian-American and Pacific Islander women voted in historic numbers in 2018, inspired by issues they felt made it... Read More

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

2019-03-09 01:38:01
by Dan McCue
Blue Dogs Played Key Role In Passing Sweeping Election Overhaul Package

The House passed along party lines a sweeping ethics and election overhaul bill Friday morning, setting up a showdown with... Read More

The House passed along party lines a sweeping ethics and election overhaul bill Friday morning, setting up a showdown with Senate Republicans that will likely loom large in the 2020 elections. “It’s about money in politics and how that destroys... Read More

2019-03-06 00:35:24
by Dan McCue
Report: Voting Machines Remain Vulnerable Ahead of 2020 Election

A mere 608 days before what promises to be the most hotly-contested presidential election in a generation, aging voting machines... Read More

A mere 608 days before what promises to be the most hotly-contested presidential election in a generation, aging voting machines employed in nearly every state of the union fall far short of ensuring a fair and secure Election Day, a... Read More

2019-02-19 23:57:35
by TWN Staff
Ballot Tampering and Voter Fraud: What’s Going On in NC-09?

Since last November’s election, the 9th District of North Carolina has yet to have a declared winner as the state’s... Read More

Since last November’s election, the 9th District of North Carolina has yet to have a declared winner as the state’s Election Board has refused to certify the results. Initial results after the election showed Republican Mark Harris squeaked by with... Read More

2018-12-18 23:42:12
by TWN Staff
Blue Dogs Move to End 'Rigged' Redistricting Process

On Tuesday, incoming Blue Dog Co-Chairs—Reps. Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Lou Correa (CA-46), and Rep.-elect ... Read More

On Tuesday, incoming Blue Dog Co-Chairs—Reps. Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Lou Correa (CA-46), and Rep.-elect Anthony Brindisi (NY-22)—sent a letter to House Speaker-Designate Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Leader-Designate Steny Hoyer... Read More

2018-11-20 22:21:50
by TWN Staff
Ohio’s Gerrymandered Map Withstood a Blue Wave Exactly as Planned

Despite being swept in the statewide races in Ohio, Democrats nearly matched Republican votes in state legislative races but will ... Read More

Despite being swept in the statewide races in Ohio, Democrats nearly matched Republican votes in state legislative races but will remain in a deep minority in both houses. Read More

2018-11-09 22:09:06
by TWN Staff
Redistricting Reform: How Tuesday's Election Changed the Map

Elections matter, but so does timing. Flying under the radar, redistricting took a back seat to candidate races across the ... Read More

Elections matter, but so does timing. Flying under the radar, redistricting took a back seat to candidate races across the country, particularly in key states where... Read More

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