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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

Even Before Iowa Fiasco, Caucuses Were on Their Way Out

WASHINGTON — It didn’t take the high-profile disaster that was last week’s Iowa caucus for state political parties to move... Read More

WASHINGTON — It didn’t take the high-profile disaster that was last week’s Iowa caucus for state political parties to move away from the party-run presidential preference system. Even before the Iowa debacle, caucuses were on their way out across the... Read More

2020-02-11 21:50:52
by Dan McCue
Absentee Ballot Rules Explained

WASHINGTON - The virtue of absentee ballots has no doubt been argued everywhere from Shelly's Back Room in Washington, D.C.,... Read More

WASHINGTON - The virtue of absentee ballots has no doubt been argued everywhere from Shelly's Back Room in Washington, D.C., where the give-and-take was accompanied by cigars and whiskey, to the crowded dining room of the Red Arrow 24 Diner... Read More

Majority of Election Sites in Battleground States Lack Validation, McAfee Finds

WASHINGTON — A vast majority of election-related websites operated by local governments in battleground states lack a key feature that... Read More

WASHINGTON — A vast majority of election-related websites operated by local governments in battleground states lack a key feature that would help distinguish them from those run by commercial entities or criminal hackers — a site that ends in .gov... Read More

2020-02-04 16:53:41
by Dan McCue
Court Battle Predicted Over Wisconsin Legislative Districts

The speaker of Wisconsin's state assembly said Sunday that legislative maps soon to be created by a new nonpartisan redistricting... Read More

The speaker of Wisconsin's state assembly said Sunday that legislative maps soon to be created by a new nonpartisan redistricting board have very little chance of ever being used. Appearing on WISN television in Milwaukee, Speaker Robin Vos said he... Read More

2020-01-31 17:00:02
by Dan McCue
Pennsylvania Lawmakers Advance Proposal to End Lieutenant Governor Elections

The Pennsylvania state Senate has voted to advance a proposed constitutional amendment that would end the current practice of having... Read More

The Pennsylvania state Senate has voted to advance a proposed constitutional amendment that would end the current practice of having the governor and lieutenant governor run separately for their party’s nomination. Currently, candidates for Pennsylvania governor and lieutenant governor run... Read More

2020-01-30 17:56:28
by Dan McCue
Kentucky State Rep Calls on Colleagues to Pass Voting Rights for Ex-Felons Bill

Kentucky State Rep. Charles Booker called on his colleagues in the state legislature Wednesday to pass House Bill 6, a... Read More

Kentucky State Rep. Charles Booker called on his colleagues in the state legislature Wednesday to pass House Bill 6, a proposed constitutional amendment that could restore the voting rights of tens of thousands of ex-felons who have completed their sentences.... Read More

Panel of Federal Judges Asks Tough Questions About Florida Measure on Felon Voting Rights

ATLANTA — Three federal judges hearing a legal challenge to a Florida measure allowing felons to vote asked tough questions... Read More

ATLANTA — Three federal judges hearing a legal challenge to a Florida measure allowing felons to vote asked tough questions of the attorney for Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday, repeatedly asking about the fairness of a subsequent bill that levied... Read More

For 2020 Election, States Debate Who’s Allowed to Vote

WASHINGTON — The 2020 presidential election is just months away and state legislators, courts and election officials are making final... Read More

WASHINGTON — The 2020 presidential election is just months away and state legislators, courts and election officials are making final changes to policies governing access to the ballot. States remain divided along partisan lines on expanding and tightening voting laws.... Read More

2020-01-28 18:35:37
by Dan McCue
9th Circuit Tosses Arizona Ballot Rules Finding They Discriminate

A divided federal appeals court overturned election rules in Arizona Monday on the grounds they discriminate against black, Latino and... Read More

A divided federal appeals court overturned election rules in Arizona Monday on the grounds they discriminate against black, Latino and Native American voters. In a 7-4 ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down an Arizona requirement that... Read More

2020-01-24 16:31:47
by Dan McCue
Once More Into the Fray: Battles Brewing in Arizona, Georgia and North Carolina

WASHINGTON - The story is a familiar one if you've been reading or talking about battleground and swing states this... Read More

WASHINGTON - The story is a familiar one if you've been reading or talking about battleground and swing states this election cycle. Thanks to a combination of Donald Trump’s razor-thin wins and Hillary Clinton's narrow losses in 2016, and the... Read More

2020-01-24 15:58:21
by Dan McCue
Blue Dogs Back Legislation to Secure Voting Systems

WASHINGTON - The Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats has endorsed H.R. 4990, the Election Technology Research Act of 2019,... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats has endorsed H.R. 4990, the Election Technology Research Act of 2019, a bipartisan bill that will give the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Science Foundation new resources... Read More

2020-01-21 22:07:57
by Dan McCue
New Hampshire Still Number One, Vegas Bets on Becoming a Bellwether

Given the massive media attention it receives every four years as home to the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, it's sometimes easy... Read More

Given the massive media attention it receives every four years as home to the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, it's sometimes easy to forget that New Hampshire is also a swing state. For decades, polling has shown independent-minded New Hampshirites are nearly... Read More

2020-01-17 23:10:27
by Dan McCue
Wisconsin's Reputation for Swinging Expected to Extend to 2020

WASHINGTON - Even among battleground states, Wisconsin is considered special; a study in political contrasts if ever there was one.... Read More

WASHINGTON - Even among battleground states, Wisconsin is considered special; a study in political contrasts if ever there was one. It went for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, flipped to Donald Trump in 2016 by the narrowest of margins... Read More

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