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Voting

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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