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2020-09-24 21:14:47
by Dan McCue
Secretaries of State Stress Need for Accuracy, Patience, When 2020 Vote is Counted

The top elections officials of what will undoubtedly be two of the most closely watched states in the nation on... Read More

The top elections officials of what will undoubtedly be two of the most closely watched states in the nation on election night 2020 told attendees of a virtual forum Tuesday that their top priority will be ensuring that the vote... Read More

Trump Flips, Now Encourages Michigan Residents to Vote Absentee

DETROIT — In an about face on mail-in voting in Michigan, President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday to encourage... Read More

DETROIT — In an about face on mail-in voting in Michigan, President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday to encourage voters to request absentee ballots and vote early. Trump’s latest messaging on mail-in voting marks a mercurial swing from May,... Read More

A Million Mail-in Ballots Could Go Uncounted This Fall. The USPS May Not Be to Blame

WASHINGTON — The controversial new chief of the U.S. Postal Service had not even started his job when a disturbing... Read More

WASHINGTON — The controversial new chief of the U.S. Postal Service had not even started his job when a disturbing thing happened to hundreds of thousands of Americans who cast ballots by mail in primary elections this spring. Their votes... Read More

Absentee Ballot Requests Cropping Up in Front Yards, Churches

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As Ohioans stake the names of their preferred candidates in the November election outside their homes, a... Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As Ohioans stake the names of their preferred candidates in the November election outside their homes, a new form of activism is showing up alongside the traditional candidate yard signs. Absentee ballot requests, voter registration forms and... Read More

2020-09-04 21:02:27
by Dan McCue
Look Who's Talking Now

WASHINGTON - Regardless of what happens between now and Tuesday, Nov. 3, the 2020 campaign for the White House will... Read More

WASHINGTON - Regardless of what happens between now and Tuesday, Nov. 3, the 2020 campaign for the White House will go down in history as a race like no other. Played out against the backdrop of a global pandemic, the... Read More

2020-09-04 15:48:54
by Dan McCue
Harvard's Belfer Center Releases Playbook to Address Nefarious Election Influence

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Election officials across the country have a new tool to help them recognize and respond to malicious... Read More

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Election officials across the country have a new tool to help them recognize and respond to malicious interference in the votes they oversee. Created by the Belfer Center at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, the new... Read More

Trump Encouraged NC Voters to Cast 2 Ballots; Here’s What He Got Wrong

RALEIGH, N.C. — President Donald Trump encouraged North Carolina voters Wednesday to mail in their ballots and then — if... Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. — President Donald Trump encouraged North Carolina voters Wednesday to mail in their ballots and then — if their vote hasn’t been counted yet — go to the polls to vote, which is in violation of state election... Read More

2020-08-27 19:42:03
by Kate Michael
Advocates Still Fighting for Equality on 19th Amendment Centennial

WASHINGTON - Even as the White House was bedecked in gold and purple to commemorate the Centennial of the ratification... Read More

WASHINGTON - Even as the White House was bedecked in gold and purple to commemorate the Centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, activists and scholars continued to contemplate the ongoing fight for women’s equality. On August 26, designated... Read More

Florida Modeled a Smooth Mail Election. Yes, Florida.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The votes were swiftly counted, winners were declared, and by about 10 o'clock that night most... Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The votes were swiftly counted, winners were declared, and by about 10 o'clock that night most of the results of Tuesday's primary election — one with large numbers of mailed votes — were known in Florida.... Read More

A Million More Floridians Voted by Mail in Tuesday Primaries

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Navy pilot Scott Franklin has ousted Rep. Ross Spano, making the Florida congressman dogged by... Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Navy pilot Scott Franklin has ousted Rep. Ross Spano, making the Florida congressman dogged by ethics investigations the eighth incumbent House member to be defeated in party primaries this year. Tuesday's contests were shaped by... Read More

2020-08-19 17:15:33
by Dan McCue
Whitmer Latest to Join Governors Coalition on Election Security

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday became the latest Democratic governor to formally pledge to uphold the integrity of the... Read More

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday became the latest Democratic governor to formally pledge to uphold the integrity of the November general election. The informal coalition stemmed from concerns over changes Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has imposed on the agency's... Read More

Democratic Convention Features Pleas for Unity, Attacks on Trump

MILWAUKEE — Democrats opened their four-day national convention Monday with relentless attacks on President Donald Trump’s mismanagement of the coronavirus... Read More

MILWAUKEE — Democrats opened their four-day national convention Monday with relentless attacks on President Donald Trump’s mismanagement of the coronavirus crisis and stoking of racial divisions, enlisting Republican defectors, Democratic rivals and ordinary Americans to broaden support for Joe Biden’s... Read More

Can Trump Win Without Winning the Most Votes? Yes. Pennsylvania Shows How

PHILADELPHIA — Few people think President Donald Trump will win the most votes in the 2020 election. But he could... Read More

PHILADELPHIA — Few people think President Donald Trump will win the most votes in the 2020 election. But he could still become the first president to serve two terms without ever winning a majority of the country’s support. And Pennsylvania... Read More

2020-08-18 22:43:18
by Reece Nations
Michelle Obama, Democratic Leaders Lay Out Vision for Racial Justice at DNC

In a three-part series entitled “We the People Demand Racial Justice” during the first night of the Democratic National Convention... Read More

In a three-part series entitled “We the People Demand Racial Justice” during the first night of the Democratic National Convention Monday, party leaders teamed with activists to address nationwide racial inequity. The discussion outlined former Vice President Joe Biden’s plan... Read More

Kamala Harris’ Eligibility Is ‘Case Closed,’ Trump Adviser Says

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign officials backed away from questioning Kamala Harris’ eligibility for national office, describing the issue as... Read More

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign officials backed away from questioning Kamala Harris’ eligibility for national office, describing the issue as a non-starter and “case closed.” The president raised the matter twice last week in news conferences and offered praise for... Read More

Heeding Mom, Tennessee Lawmaker Helped Women Gain the Vote

One hundred years ago this month, women in the United States were guaranteed the right to vote with ratification of... Read More

One hundred years ago this month, women in the United States were guaranteed the right to vote with ratification of the 19th Amendment — secured by a 24-year-old Tennessee legislator's decisive vote, cast at the bidding of his mother. Harry... Read More

‘Chaos and Confusion’: Cost-cutting and Turmoil at Postal Service Fuel Worry for Mail Voting

The United States Postal Service has possibly never been more important, or more embattled. The 245-year-old organization has faced years... Read More

The United States Postal Service has possibly never been more important, or more embattled. The 245-year-old organization has faced years of derision from President Donald Trump. And as the election nears with his prospects uncertain, Trump has intensified his unfounded... Read More

2020-08-13 19:36:33
by Reece Nations
Suburban Voters to Play Pivotal Role In 2020 Presidential Election

WASHINGTON - Many variables will contribute to how the 2020 presidential election takes shape, however, there appears to be one... Read More

WASHINGTON - Many variables will contribute to how the 2020 presidential election takes shape, however, there appears to be one undecided factor paramount to a successful campaign — suburban voters.  This was made evident in 2016 when President Donald Trump... Read More

It’s Official: Kamala Harris Named Joe Biden’s Vice Presidential Running Mate

SAN JOSE, Calif. — After weeks of growing speculation, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden answered on Tuesday the most highly... Read More

SAN JOSE, Calif. — After weeks of growing speculation, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden answered on Tuesday the most highly anticipated question of his campaign, naming California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his running mate. “Back when Kamala was Attorney... Read More

2020-08-11 22:08:06
by Gaspard Le Dem
New Website Aims To Help Voters Navigate Vote-By-Mail Process

A new tool, designed to help U.S. voters navigate the task of voting by mail by streamlining the process of... Read More

A new tool, designed to help U.S. voters navigate the task of voting by mail by streamlining the process of applying for an absentee ballot, is now available. The free tool, which can be accessed at VoteByMail.io, first asks users... Read More

US to Crack Down on Foreign Election Meddling, Trump Aide Says

National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien vowed to protect the 2020 U.S. election from foreign interference, whether they back President Donald... Read More

National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien vowed to protect the 2020 U.S. election from foreign interference, whether they back President Donald Trump or challenger Joe Biden, saying any country that interferes risks “severe consequences.” “Whether it’s China or Russia or Iran,... Read More

Federal Program Offers New Cybersecurity Tool for Elections

ATLANTA (AP) — State and local officials are receiving additional tools from the federal government to help defend the nation’s... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — State and local officials are receiving additional tools from the federal government to help defend the nation’s election systems from cyberthreats ahead of the November vote, as intelligence officials continue to warn about foreign efforts to interfere in the... Read More

Iowa Governor Signs Order Restoring Felon Voting Rights

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an executive order Wednesday granting convicted felons the right to... Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an executive order Wednesday granting convicted felons the right to vote after they complete their sentences, ending Iowa’s place as the only remaining state to broadly deny voting rights to... Read More

Trump Slams Absentee Voting and Claims Coronavirus ‘Will Go Away’

President Donald Trump slammed voting by mail as a “disaster” Wednesday just a day after urging his supporters to do... Read More

President Donald Trump slammed voting by mail as a “disaster” Wednesday just a day after urging his supporters to do just that in Florida. Hours after admitting that absentee voting and vote by mail are the same thing, the president... Read More

‘Every Day Was Nonstop Calls’: How a Blue State Republican Became the Face of Mail Voting

Kim Wyman’s phone started ringing at the end of February. As the rapid spread of the coronavirus made it clear... Read More

Kim Wyman’s phone started ringing at the end of February. As the rapid spread of the coronavirus made it clear that the 2020 election cycle would have to accommodate social distancing, reporters and election officials across the country started reaching... Read More

2020-08-04 20:16:09
by Reece Nations
District Court Approves Consent Decree Lifting Minnesota’s Vote-by-Mail Restrictions

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - A consent decree approved by the Ramsey County District Court has struck down two key requirements pertaining... Read More

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - A consent decree approved by the Ramsey County District Court has struck down two key requirements pertaining to vote-by-mail restrictions in Minnesota. The civil suit, filed by a group of individual voter-plaintiffs and the Minnesota Alliance for... Read More

2020-08-04 19:49:15
by Dan McCue
Swing State Voters Support Vote-By-Mail Despite Concerns

WASHINGTON - Roughly half of voters in the battleground states of Michigan and Pennsylvania have health concerns due to the... Read More

WASHINGTON - Roughly half of voters in the battleground states of Michigan and Pennsylvania have health concerns due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and would prefer to vote by mail in the November election, according to a new poll. The... Read More

2020-08-03 15:37:10
by Reece Nations
New Report Claims Presidential Election Legitimacy in Jeopardy

A new report from a political reform nonprofit has outlined major risks to the nation’s democratic election process.  MapLight, a... Read More

A new report from a political reform nonprofit has outlined major risks to the nation’s democratic election process.  MapLight, a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization, examined the most significant risks to the 2020 presidential election in the report. Some of the issues... Read More

2020-08-03 13:57:47
by Gaspard Le Dem
Poll Shows Many Younger Voters Aren’t Prepared To Vote By Mail

WASHINGTON - New polling data shows that while younger U.S. voters are increasingly interested in voting by mail, many aren’t... Read More

WASHINGTON - New polling data shows that while younger U.S. voters are increasingly interested in voting by mail, many aren’t prepared to do so in 2020. According to a survey released this week by public affairs firm Global Strategy Group,... Read More

Despite Virus Threat, Black Voters Wary of Voting By Mail

DETROIT (AP) — Despite fears that the coronavirus pandemic will worsen, Victor Gibson said he's not planning to take advantage... Read More

DETROIT (AP) — Despite fears that the coronavirus pandemic will worsen, Victor Gibson said he's not planning to take advantage of Michigan’s expanded vote-by-mail system when he casts his ballot in November. The retired teacher from Detroit just isn't sure... Read More

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