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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

Cost, Hassle of Stamps Questioned as Mail-In Voting Surges

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Even if it weren't for her disability and fear of catching COVID-19, Delinda Bryant said getting... Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Even if it weren't for her disability and fear of catching COVID-19, Delinda Bryant said getting the necessary postage to cast a ballot this year will be a struggle. Bryant, 63, doesn't have $10 for a... Read More

2020-07-25 19:08:59
by Dan McCue
China, Russia and Iran Top Election Security Threats, Counterintelligence Chief Says

WASHINGTON - China, Russia and Iran are continuing to try to disrupt political campaigns and the 2020 general election, posing... Read More

WASHINGTON - China, Russia and Iran are continuing to try to disrupt political campaigns and the 2020 general election, posing "a direct threat to the fabric of our Democracy," the nation's top counterintelligence official said Friday. William Evanina, director of... Read More

2020-07-17 19:32:05
by Dan McCue
Companies Join In Nonpartisan Effort to Boost Elections Participation

WASHINGTON - More than 100 U.S. companies, including Microsoft, Estee Lauder and Target have committed to engage in nonpartisan efforts... Read More

WASHINGTON - More than 100 U.S. companies, including Microsoft, Estee Lauder and Target have committed to engage in nonpartisan efforts to bolster participation by their employees and customers in the 2020 elections. The initiative, called the Civic Alliance, was founded... Read More

Presidential Elections Usually Inspire a Big Jump in Voter Registration. Not in Pa., This Year

PHILADELPHIA — There was a time when the election was supposed to be the big story of 2020. With all... Read More

PHILADELPHIA — There was a time when the election was supposed to be the big story of 2020. With all that attention and energy, voter registration numbers would go through the roof. Parties, campaigns and advocacy groups planned to knock... Read More

Ready or Not: Election Costs Soar in Prep for Virus Voting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The demand for mail-in ballots is surging. Election workers need training. And polling booths might have to... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The demand for mail-in ballots is surging. Election workers need training. And polling booths might have to be outfitted with protective shields during the COVID-19 pandemic. As officials prepare for the Nov. 3 election, one certainty is clear: It's... Read More

As Voting Rolls Plunge Amid Pandemic, A Move to Reinvent the Registration Drive Begins

WASHINGTON — While some progressives are bullish about the outlook for the November election, Tatenda Musapatike surveys the political landscape... Read More

WASHINGTON — While some progressives are bullish about the outlook for the November election, Tatenda Musapatike surveys the political landscape and sees masses of unregistered voters who were supposed to be on the rolls by now, but for the pandemic.... Read More

NC Law Responding to Coronavirus Could Help Republicans in a Voter ID Lawsuit

RALEIGH, N.C. — This spring when North Carolina state lawmakers were debating a bill making it easier for people to... Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. — This spring when North Carolina state lawmakers were debating a bill making it easier for people to vote by mail in November because of coronavirus, they also added in an unrelated provision about photo IDs. Now, Republican... Read More

Vote by Mail Has a Long History in Florida, but in 2020 It’s a Coronavirus Salvation and Battleground

Voting by mail, a centerpiece of elections in Florida for almost 20 years, is being hailed in 2020 as a... Read More

Voting by mail, a centerpiece of elections in Florida for almost 20 years, is being hailed in 2020 as a life-saving necessity amid the coronavirus pandemic and attacked by President Donald Trump and his supporters as “fraud.” Elections supervisors can... Read More

1 Ad, 3 Accents: How Democrats Aim to Win Latino Votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Spanish-language ads for Joe Biden used the same slogan to contrast him with President Donald Trump... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Spanish-language ads for Joe Biden used the same slogan to contrast him with President Donald Trump — “los cuentos no pagan las cuentas,” a play on words that roughly means “telling stories won't pay the bills.”... Read More

Alabama Asks Supreme Court to Review COVID-19 Election Ruling

WASHINGTON — Alabama officials asked the Supreme Court to step into the debate over how to conduct election laws in... Read More

WASHINGTON — Alabama officials asked the Supreme Court to step into the debate over how to conduct election laws in the midst of a national health crisis, in a legal dispute over absentee ballot requirements in three of the state’s... Read More

2020-06-26 19:59:02
by Dan McCue
FEC Quorum Proves Short-Lived, As GOP Commissioner Resigns

WASHINGTON - Barely a month after regaining its ability to take major enforcement actions, the Federal Elections Commission is once... Read More

WASHINGTON - Barely a month after regaining its ability to take major enforcement actions, the Federal Elections Commission is once again losing its quorum. On Friday, longtime Republican commissioner Caroline Hunter submitted her letter of resignation to President Donald Trump,... Read More

2020-06-24 19:08:15
by Dan McCue
Georgia Legislators Advance Bill That Would Curb Mail Ballot Requests

A Georgia House committee Wednesday gave its blessing to a bill that would prevent election officials from acting on their... Read More

A Georgia House committee Wednesday gave its blessing to a bill that would prevent election officials from acting on their own to send mail ballot request forms to voters ahead of any election. If the bill clears both Republican controlled... Read More

Trump Claims Mail Voting Leads to Cheating: A Guide to Facts And The Fight Over Absentee Ballots

President Donald Trump escalated his unsubstantiated attacks on mail voting Monday, claiming with no evidence that expanding the practice would... Read More

President Donald Trump escalated his unsubstantiated attacks on mail voting Monday, claiming with no evidence that expanding the practice would lead to foreign governments printing counterfeit ballots and cause the “election disaster of our times.” “Because of MAIL-IN BALLOTS, 2020... Read More

Election Chaos Renews Focus on Gutted Voting Rights Act

ATLANTA (AP) — When some Georgia voters endured a pandemic, pouring rain and massive waits earlier this month to cast... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — When some Georgia voters endured a pandemic, pouring rain and massive waits earlier this month to cast their ballot, President Donald Trump and other Republicans blamed local Democrats for presiding over chaos. “Make no mistake, the reduction... Read More

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