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2020-04-17 14:25:42
by Kate Michael
Kasich, McAuliffe on COVID-19’s Impacts on Campaigns, Elections, and Voter Security

WASHINGTON — Despite continued uncertainty over how the Coronavirus pandemic will end, its economic impact will surely cast a shadow... Read More

WASHINGTON — Despite continued uncertainty over how the Coronavirus pandemic will end, its economic impact will surely cast a shadow over the November election, according to a pair of former governors. Govs. John Kasich, a Republican of Ohio, and Terry... Read More

Texas Voters Who Fear Catching COVID-19 Can Vote by Mail, State Judge Rules

AUSTIN, Texas — A state judge said Wednesday afternoon that all voters in Texas afraid to contract COVID-19 through in-person... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas — A state judge said Wednesday afternoon that all voters in Texas afraid to contract COVID-19 through in-person voting should be allowed to vote by mail during the pandemic. State District Judge Tim Sulak of the 353rd District... Read More

2020-04-14 13:14:49
by Dan McCue
Virginia Repeals Voter ID Law, Makes Election Day a State Holiday

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed a series of bills this past weekend that dramatically expand voting rights in the state,... Read More

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed a series of bills this past weekend that dramatically expand voting rights in the state, by eliminating its voter ID requirement, increasing access to early voting and making Election Day a state holiday. “Voting is... Read More

2020-04-13 19:32:02
by Kate Michael
States Discuss Smart Solutions for Elections Amid Ongoing Pandemic

Coronavirus is testing election systems like never before. Voting has traditionally been a private, yet social affair, with citizens turning... Read More

Coronavirus is testing election systems like never before. Voting has traditionally been a private, yet social affair, with citizens turning out to public polling places to make their voices heard and show the receipt of their civic duty with the... Read More

2020-04-07 15:26:10
by Dan McCue
Wisconsin Primary to Proceed Tuesday After Court Blocks Delay

Wisconsin’s presidential preference and other primaries will proceed as scheduled Tuesday after the state Supreme Court blocked Gov. Tony Evers’... Read More

Wisconsin’s presidential preference and other primaries will proceed as scheduled Tuesday after the state Supreme Court blocked Gov. Tony Evers’ last-minute attempt to delay in-person voting by executive order. The state’s highest court, voting 4-2, agreed with Republican legislators who... Read More

2020-04-03 13:34:35
by Dan McCue
Federal Judge Won't Postpone Wisconsin Primary, But Expands Voting

A federal judge on Thursday refused to push back the date of Wisconsin's April 7 presidential primary despite concerns about... Read More

A federal judge on Thursday refused to push back the date of Wisconsin's April 7 presidential primary despite concerns about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. U.S. District Judge William Conley's ruling came after listening to arguments Wednesday over whether the primary... Read More

2020-03-30 16:51:38
by Dan McCue
New York Postpones Primary, Risking Loss of Delegates

New York is postponing its April 28 presidential primary until June 23, a late date that places it at risk... Read More

New York is postponing its April 28 presidential primary until June 23, a late date that places it at risk of forfeiting some of its delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee. The reason for the delay, which was... Read More

2020-03-27 21:41:50
by Dan McCue
Rhode Island Secretary of State Sees Opportunity in Primary Delay to June 2

Less than a week after Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo approved a board of elections request to move the state's... Read More

Less than a week after Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo approved a board of elections request to move the state's presidential primary from April 28 to June 2, a plan to have a mostly mail-in election in the wake of... Read More

2020-03-25 19:23:28
by Dan McCue
Delayed Primaries Involve More Than Just Choosing A New Date on the Calendar

WASHINGTON - As of this week, eight states - Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Ohio and Rhode Island -... Read More

WASHINGTON - As of this week, eight states - Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Ohio and Rhode Island - and one territory - Puerto Rico - have postponed their presidential primary elections due to the coronavirus outbreak. Additionally, three... Read More

2020-03-20 12:58:49
by Dan McCue
Wisconsin Republicans Oppose Voting Changes Sought Due to Virus Outbreak

The leaders of Wisconsin's Republican-controlled legislature told a federal judge Thursday they are opposed to a request by Democrats to... Read More

The leaders of Wisconsin's Republican-controlled legislature told a federal judge Thursday they are opposed to a request by Democrats to amend absentee and online primary rules in light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The state Democratic Party and the Democratic... Read More

2020-03-19 14:51:33
by Dan McCue
Dems Sue Wisconsin to Expand Voting Access in Wake of Pandemic

WASHINGTON - The Democratic Party sued the state of Wisconsin Wednesday in a bid to expand access to voting in... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Democratic Party sued the state of Wisconsin Wednesday in a bid to expand access to voting in response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The filing of the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District... Read More

2020-03-13 17:57:06
by Dan McCue
Louisiana Postpones Democratic Primary Due to Coronavirus

Louisiana is postponing its presidential primaries, originally set for April 4, becoming the first state to take the step as... Read More

Louisiana is postponing its presidential primaries, originally set for April 4, becoming the first state to take the step as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin said Louisiana will now hold its presidential primaries on... Read More

2020-03-13 14:52:33
by Dan McCue
Democrats Would Do Well to Acknowledge Differences in Blue Wall Counties in 2020

WASHINGTON - Blue Wall counties that flipped to Trump in 2016 were smaller, had a less skilled workforce, and had... Read More

WASHINGTON - Blue Wall counties that flipped to Trump in 2016 were smaller, had a less skilled workforce, and had fewer businesses than their safe blue neighbors, but most importantly, they were all predisposed to struggle in the face of... Read More

How Los Angeles’ Election Innovation Fell Short

LOS ANGELES — Local election officials spent one decade and $300 million to design an innovative voting system that many... Read More

LOS ANGELES — Local election officials spent one decade and $300 million to design an innovative voting system that many experts thought was the future of elections. But at vote centers throughout the sprawling city on Super Tuesday, some Angelenos... Read More

2020-03-09 12:03:54
by Dan McCue
Georgia to Modify Absentee Ballot Procedures to Settle Lawsuit

To settle a federal lawsuit, Georgia election officials have agreed to quickly notify voters that their absentee ballots have been... Read More

To settle a federal lawsuit, Georgia election officials have agreed to quickly notify voters that their absentee ballots have been rejected, allowing them time to correct mistakes and other issues, and have their ballots counted. The settlement was announced on... Read More

Democrats Rally Behind Biden to Stop Sanders on Super Tuesday

Joe Biden fastened his grip on the establishment wing of his party Monday as prominent Democrats rallied behind the former... Read More

Joe Biden fastened his grip on the establishment wing of his party Monday as prominent Democrats rallied behind the former vice president in an accelerating effort to thwart Bernie Sanders on the eve of the presidential campaign’s biggest and most... Read More

2020-03-02 19:28:22
by Dan McCue
Davis Investigates Automatic Voter Registration System Failures in Illinois

In the wake of complaints that Illinois' news automatic voter registration system is riddled with problems, Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill,... Read More

In the wake of complaints that Illinois' news automatic voter registration system is riddled with problems, Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill, last week convened a congressional listening session to get a handle on the problem many fear is compromising voters' rights.... Read More

2020-02-28 20:25:41
by Dan McCue
Poll Finds Americans Deeply Concerned About Election Security, Integrity

A poll released Friday finds most Americans are deeply concerned about the security and integrity of elections, with only about... Read More

A poll released Friday finds most Americans are deeply concerned about the security and integrity of elections, with only about a third having high confidence votes cast in the 2020 presidential election will be counted accurately. The latest Associated Press-NOC... Read More

2020-02-27 14:32:14
by Dan McCue
Winner-Take-All Presidential Elector System Deemed Constitutional

A federal appeals court has declared the winner-take-all system 48 of 50 states use to assign their electoral college votes... Read More

A federal appeals court has declared the winner-take-all system 48 of 50 states use to assign their electoral college votes is constitutional. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a lower court's dismissal of... Read More

Millions of People Can Vote But Don’t, Even in Swing States. Here’s Why

PHILADELPHIA — Patricia Robinson registered to vote when she was 18. At 79, she still hasn’t seen anybody worth voting... Read More

PHILADELPHIA — Patricia Robinson registered to vote when she was 18. At 79, she still hasn’t seen anybody worth voting for. “I don’t vote because I haven’t seen anybody that doesn’t have their hand into something,” she said. “They’re all... Read More

2020-02-25 13:37:31
by Dan McCue
When Coin Flips and Other Games of Chance Settle Tied Elections

It was an unusual way to spend a Thursday morning in January to say the least. Though the 2017 House... Read More

It was an unusual way to spend a Thursday morning in January to say the least. Though the 2017 House of Delegates election was for the most part in its rear view mirror, the Virginia State Board of Elections had... Read More

2020-02-24 16:26:44
by Dan McCue
RNC, Michigan GOP File Motion to Intervene in Battleground Voting Rights Case

The Republican National Committee and Michigan Republican Party last week filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit over the... Read More

The Republican National Committee and Michigan Republican Party last week filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit over the right of organizers to participate in elections. The underlying lawsuit was filed by Priorities USA, a Democratic super PAC, in... Read More

2020-02-21 21:11:07
by Dan McCue
As SC Primary Approaches, Black Vote Poised to Play Decisive Role

The arrival of the bus made all heads turn. Mostly blue, its side was dominated by the name "Biden" in... Read More

The arrival of the bus made all heads turn. Mostly blue, its side was dominated by the name "Biden" in large red and white letters, and a slogan, declaring it was dispatched to wage a "Battle for the Soul of... Read More

Unlikely Voters Say They’ll Vote in 2020. Who Will That Benefit?

MIAMI — Tens of millions of people who have chosen not to vote in recent U.S. elections could be headed... Read More

MIAMI — Tens of millions of people who have chosen not to vote in recent U.S. elections could be headed to the polls this November in a massive wave that would change the look and feel of the presidential contest,... Read More

Felons Who Can’t Afford Fines and Fees Shouldn’t be Stopped From Voting in Florida, Appeals Court Rules

ORLANDO, Fla. — A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld the limited injunction that allowed 17 ex-felons, including some from Orange... Read More

ORLANDO, Fla. — A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld the limited injunction that allowed 17 ex-felons, including some from Orange County, to register to vote despite not being able to afford the fines and fees imposed as part of their... Read More

Democrats Court Diverse Voters in Nevada

LAS VEGAS — Lisa Rosario describes herself as a political junkie. But she still hasn’t decided who she will support... Read More

LAS VEGAS — Lisa Rosario describes herself as a political junkie. But she still hasn’t decided who she will support in the Democratic presidential contest. “It’s gut-wrenching because this to me is one of the most important votes that we’ve... Read More

2020-02-18 20:58:32
by Dan McCue
Biden Campaign Confident As South Carolina Primary Approaches

Former Vice President Joe Biden's supporters in South Carolina are not cutting and running after the candidate's disappointing finishes in... Read More

Former Vice President Joe Biden's supporters in South Carolina are not cutting and running after the candidate's disappointing finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire. In fact, canvassers going door-to-door in the neighborhoods of Charleston, South Carolina say what they're hearing... Read More

In Aftermath of New Hampshire Results, a Scramble for Black Votes

MANCHESTER, N.H. — What’s one thing Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar all have in common, other than the... Read More

MANCHESTER, N.H. — What’s one thing Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar all have in common, other than the fact they each had a good showing in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary? They all come from mostly white states and... Read More

2020ers Look to Super Tuesday Even as 2 Other States Loom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nevada votes next and then South Carolina. But top Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination are... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nevada votes next and then South Carolina. But top Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination are already looking ahead to the biggest prize on the primary calendar: Super Tuesday, the slate of contests when more than... Read More

2020-02-12 17:39:15
by Dan McCue
New Hampshire Democratic Turnout Surpasses Record 2008 Numbers

Turnout in Tuesday’s Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire surpassed that of the record turnout year of 2008. With 98%... Read More

Turnout in Tuesday’s Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire surpassed that of the record turnout year of 2008. With 98% reporting as of 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time, the New Hampshire vote tally stood at 295,129 - blowing by the 288,672... Read More

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