In violation of the law, the FBI won’t deliver a legally required report on domestic terrorism before an election that many security veterans fear may spark some level of violence.
Large Democratic gains among white suburbanites suggest risks down the ballot for Republicans in congressional and state House races, our poll shows.
Advocates say it’s voter suppression on a national scale.
The race for president in Georgia is deadlocked in the final week of the campaign, with President Donald Trump and Joe Biden in a statistical tie in a state that hasn’t voted Democratic for president since 1992.
Some staffers read or watch Netflix at the office, while others punch in and then go shopping or to the gym, current and former employees said.
White House signals defeat in pandemic as coronavirus outbreak roils Pence’s office (washingtonpost.com)
With Nov. 3 just nine days away and coronavirus cases surging in many states, the new White House outbreak spotlighted the administration’s failure to contain the pandemic.
The hysteria over voter fraud has reached an alarming pitch – and this dangerous moment in US democracy wouldn’t be possible without the work of these men
Trump appointee resigns over the president’s order removing job protections for many civil servants (washingtonpost.com)
Trump’s order “is nothing more than a smoke screen for what is clearly an attempt to require the political loyalty of those who advise the President,” Ronald Sanders wrote.
See how Joe Biden outraised President Trump in some of the country’s wealthiest and most educated ZIP codes — the same ones that supported Republicans in past elections.
Trump’s conservative imprint on the federal judiciary gives Democrats a playbook — if they win (washingtonpost.com)
The president’s first-term judicial legacy, primarily engineered by Sen. Mitch McConnell and his singular focus on the courts, culminates Monday with the expected confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
In a series of terse, unsigned orders, the court has been deciding many election disputes on its “shadow docket” without a murmur of explanation.
Changing demographics in the Atlanta suburbs and an explosion of civic engagement among first-time voters could turn the state blue for the first time in decades.
Now more than ever, we must stand up to protect voting rights and ensure every vote is counted.
HEATED analyzed 30 news articles about Biden's climate policy, and found that 25 adopted Trump's preferred framing.
Voters in the United States have the right to cast their ballots freely, safely and privately—without fear. Both federal and state law provide protections against voter intimidation. These protections can sometimes be confusing. But they are important. Recent events have raised concerns that voters may face intimidation at the polls, and high-profile prosecutions have made clear that state voter intimidation statutes can be effective if state officials enforce these rules aggressively. Voters and election officials need to know how the law protects them in order to guard against voter in...
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The former vice president talks with Norah O'Donnell about the pandemic, taxes, the Supreme Court, and the "stark" differences between himself and President Trump. O'Donnell also speaks with Mr. Biden's running mate, California Senator Kamala Harris.
The former U.S. attorney general spoke to The 19th about voter suppression, redistricting and the importance of Breonna Taylor’s case.
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President Donald Trump continued his dishonesty blitz in an interview with Lesley Stahl of "60 Minutes."
Former President Barack Obama on Saturday laced into President Donald Trump, describing his successor as a thin-skinned bully whose true weakness was revealed when he walked off the set of a high profile interview this week after being faced with a few probing questions.
Inside the White House’s secret, last-ditch effort to change the narrative, and the election — and the return of the media gatekeepers.
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Black Voters Matter: Group pushes for greater voter turnout while in Alabama | News Break (newsbreak.com)
With chants of “Rise up” echoing across Mardi Gras Park in downtown Mobile Friday, a national non-profit group aimed at increasing Black voter engagement began a two-day march through Alabama. The aim for Georgia-based “Black Voters Matter” is to increase absentee, in-person voting in Alabama and to generate increasing voter...
After four years of Trump, protected places such as national monuments and wildlife refuges have opened to oil drilling, new maps show – with more on the way
North Carolina’s 17-day, in-person early voting period begins Thursday, October 15, and ends Saturday, October 31. The State Board of Elections offers the following 10 tips for early voters.
Analysis | Power Up: These anonymous public servants are playing a huge role in making sure your vote counts (washingtonpost.com)
Poll workers in 2020 are facing unusual challenges as election season moves into high gear.
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The most significant obstacles to voting in Georgia this year are long lines and complications with absentee ballots. Voting rights groups say these tactics disenfranchise voters who are unwilling to wait for hours or follow up on their absentee ballots. Georgia remains a key battleground over voter suppression in 2020.
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Trump’s campaign made stops nationwide. Coronavirus cases surged in his wake in at least five places. (usatoday.com)
A USA TODAY analysis shows county COVID-19 cases grew at a faster rate after at least five of Trump's rallies across three states since mid-August.
In an interview that's made headlines this week, Lesley Stahl presses President Trump on once-again rising coronavirus cases and what his priorities would be if re-elected. Stahl also speaks with Mr. Trump's running mate, Vice President Mike Pence.
How an anonymous Republican squares his love of power with his contempt for the president.
Jared Kushner said Black people must “want to be successful” in order for his father’s policies to help them.
Twitter will begin placing messages at the top of users’ feeds to pre-emptively debunk false information about voting by mail and election results.
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Progressives push for Warren as treasury secretary, signaling bigger ideological battle if Biden wins (nbcnews.com)
The left's pre-election truce with Biden could come to an end after Nov. 3.
Dollars from wealthy donors, including Schwarzenegger, add muscle to voting access – Center for Public Integrity (publicintegrity.org)
The Center for Public Integrity is an investigative newsroom that exposes betrayals of the public trust by powerful interests.
The emergency measures, originally designed for countries facing mass ethnic or political bloodshed, include slowing the spread of viral content and lowering the bar for suppressing potentially inflammatory posts.
Early voting began across Maryland when voting centers opened their doors at 7 a.m. Monday.
"I've personally seen people working on their resumes inside the office," a senior official added. "It's no secret."
Dirty tricks and disinformation have been used to intimidate and mislead voters in the past. But they have been especially pervasive this year amid a chaotic and contentious election.
, October 26, 2020 A national poll of America’s 18-to-29 year olds released today by the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School found historic interest in the upcoming election, with a higher proportion of respondents indicating they will ‘definitely be voting’ than has been observed in the twenty years the poll has been conducted, suggesting higher turnout than has
Texas Voters Who Contract COVID Before Election Day Will Need A Doctor’s Note To Vote Absentee (buzzfeednews.com)
A voting rights group had argued that getting a doctor’s sign-off would be too burdensome for many voters, particularly people of color.
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Pre-election voting surpasses all 2016 early ballots cast with 9 days left until Election Day (cnn.com)
Pre-election voting for the November election has surpassed all 2016 early ballots cast with 9 days left until Election Day.
GOP efforts to make it harder to vote have motivated Democrats to cast ballots in record numbers.
Ilana Glazer, Gretchen Carlson, LaTosha Brown, June Diane Raphael and many others share their stories
Americans are primed to accept their adversaries’ narrative of doubt.
The Russian president took the time to knock down what he made clear he regarded as false allegations from Trump about the Bidens.
Jaime Harrison bets on ‘New South’ coalition in his against-the-odds bid to oust Sen. Lindsey Graham (washingtonpost.com)
Harrison hopes to capture voters who represent the “New South,” making the state the first in the nation to have two Black senators.
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For Black residents of Sumter County, the fight for representation echoed the civil rights era. For white residents, it reflected the anxiety, made manifest by the Trump era, of maintaining power over institutions even without the votes to do so.
A Florida man stole a bulldozer, knocked down a fence and stole Biden signs, police said (washingtonpost.com)
The man, identified by police as 26-year-old James Blight, was charged with grand theft auto and trespassing on Saturday.
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From coronavirus concerns to changing demographics of new voters, a record number of people have voted in a state known for voter suppression tactics
Some Southfield residents skipped the long lines Sunday afternoon by hand delivering their ballots
BALTIMORE, Md. (WBFF) -- Early in-person voting starts Monday in Maryland. If you live in Baltimore and want to vote early in-person, you have several locations across the city to choose from. The list of locations include Camden Yards, Edmondson High School in west Baltimore and Southeast Anchor library. For the full list of locations, click here. https://boe. baltimorecity. gov/sites/default/files/2020-09-16%201202-%20PUBLISHED%20-%20Early%20Voting%20Center%20Locations.
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Newly Surfaced Recording Reveals ALEC and GOP Election Attorneys Working with State Legislators to Question Validity of Election - Documented (documented.net)
The revelations were presented during a February 2020 Council for National Policy strategy session about elections. American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) CEO Lisa Nelson told a room full of conservative activists that ALEC had been working with three GOP attorneys on “action items that legislators can take to question the validity of an election.” The … Continue reading "Newly Surfaced Recording Reveals ALEC and GOP Election Attorneys Working with State Legislators to Question Validity of Election"
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Early voting is shattering records. Turnout may set a record. Campaigns can’t keep up with demand for yard signs. A great awakening has hit voters.
With All Eyes on Wisconsin, Partisan Gridlock at State Elections Commission Frustrates Voters and Local Officials (propublica.org)
The commission that oversees voting in the swing state has deadlocked along party lines this year on a record number of key issues, resulting in inconsistency, turmoil, and delays.
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How Donald Trump took a broken asylum system and turned it into a machine of unchecked cruelty (motherjones.com)
Declaring "our country is full," the president killed the myth of American decency.
Black Americans flock to the polls for what many say is the most important election of their lives (cnn.com)
Fueled by concerns about racial justice and voter suppression, along with distrust of President Trump, African American voters are rushing to the polls in huge numbers.
Donald Trump has signed an executive order enabling him to fire a class of federal employees that includes Dr. Anthony Fauci at will, in addition to leaders at the CDC. Pandemic expert Laurie Garrett joins María Teresa Kumar to discuss.
Perspective | Trump will use the FBI as a weapon against his opponents if he wins another term (washingtonpost.com)
He doesn’t need to ‘lock them up.’ He just needs to announce endless investigations.
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Some of the vice president's staff has tested positive for Covid-19.
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Voting Rights Roundup: Supreme Court poised to upend federalism itself to gut voting protections (dailykos.com)
Leading Off ● Pennsylvania: The U.S. Supreme Court deadlocked 4-4 on Pennsylvania Republicans' request to stay two state Supreme Court rulings that had sided against Republican requests to restrict voting access and enable voter intimidation, leaving...
Worried about voter suppression? Lawyers set up national hotline to answer questions about election laws (usatoday.com)
Thousands of lawyers are volunteering with Election Protection, a nonpartisan hotline, to help voters across the country navigate election changes.
In 2016, Russia developed a simple but effective playbook to undermine U.S. elections with disinformation on social media. Four years later, Americans are using the same playbook on each other.
Locked Out 2020: Estimates of People Denied Voting Rights Due to a Felony Conviction | The Sentencing Project (sentencingproject.org)
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The pandemic and threats of voter intimidation could wreak havoc on Election Day, but attorneys are already planning their multi-pronged response — a combination of hotlines, field work and at-the-ready litigation teams.
Albuquerque resident Eleanor Chavez was driving by the 98th and Central early voting site on Saturday, Oct. 17 when she passed a caravan of flag-waving Trump supporters who drove through the parking lot. Hours later, she went back and saw a man with a Trump flag on the back of his truck yelling at voters before the police arrived. “Who does that? I’ve been voting for a hundred million years, and I’ve never seen anything like that,” Chavez said. Chavez said she was planning to vote that day but decided to wait because of the activity she observed, which she called “threatening.”
The Election Infographic Products is a set of three infographics and two maps designed to combat disinformation by equipping election officials, stakeholders, and voters with information on the mail-in voting, post election, and election results processes (which vary by state and/or jurisdictions), and the security measures that were implemented to safeguard the 2020 election season. The products are:
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This article is part of a symposium on the Supreme Court’s “shadow docket.” Edward B. Foley holds the Ebersold chair in constitutional law at Ohio State University, where he also directs the election law program. His latest book is Presidential Elections and Majority Rule. The truly important
In Lieu of Fun, Episode 214: Laura Rosenberger on Foreign Election Interference - Crowdcast (crowdcast.io)
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In Lieu of Fun, Episode 214: In Lieu of Fun, Episode 214: Laura Rosenberger on Foreign Election Inte (youtube.com)
Wherein we are joined by Laura Rosenberger, director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy to talk foreign election interference.Rosenberger is a senior fellow...
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South Dakota Voters Back Marijuana Legalization And Medical Cannabis Ballot Measures, Poll Finds | Marijuana Moment (marijuanamoment.net)
Voters in South Dakota are poised to approve two separate ballot measures next month that would legalize marijuana and allow patients to access medical cannabis. The initiative to allow adults to possess, grow and purchase marijuana leads among likely voters by a margin of 51 percent to 44 percent, with five percent undecided, according to […]
Report Voter Suppression. Whether you’ve observed polling place changes, voter purgers, long waits to vote, or faulty machines, we want to know. #MyVoteMatters
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Election clerks in northeastern Wisconsin asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to issue an order allowing them to fill in a ballot misprint so that as many as 13,500...
How do six battleground states define and attempt to prevent voter intimidation?
White women in Wisconsin helped Trump win the presidency in 2016. Now they’re carrying a disproportionate amount of the pandemic’s economic burden.
A new poll finds Joe Biden stretching his lead over President Trump in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, as late-breaking undecided voters say they intend to back the Democratic nominee.
The week in polls: Trump gains in 9 of 12 swing states, but Biden still leads in 10 of them (usatoday.com)
With just eight days to go to Election Day, both national polls and swing state surveys make it clear the race between Trump and Biden is tightening.
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The mystery of President Trump’s consulting fee income - CREW | Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (citizensforethics.org)
President Trump reported being paid consulting fees by the Trump Organization during his second year in office.
The standoff comes as campaigns ramp up spending ahead of Election Day.
Tumult at home, ailing alliances abroad: Why Trump’s America has been a ‘gift’ to Putin (washingtonpost.com)
Over the past four years, the Russian president has succeeded in growing his nation’s influence at America’s expense.
Biden has a formidable lead, but not a flawless campaign. And a few signs point in Trump’s direction.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that he saw nothing criminal in Hunter Biden's past business ties with Ukraine or Russia, marking out his disagreement with one of Donald Trump's attack lines in the U.S. presidential election.
Former Vice President Joe Biden campaign eyes Georgia, Texas with nine days left in campaign.
Removing the president from office should be a top priority for any voter who is genuinely concerned about the rise of illiberal forces.
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The powerlessness is the point.
Kushner said Trump's policies "can help people break out of the problems that they're complaining about, but he can't want them to be successful more than that they want to be successful."
What Senate Democrats are learning from Mitch McConnell.
Trump’s children brought Secret Service money to the family business with their visits, records show (washingtonpost.com)
Ethics experts say the president’s adult children could have chosen not to charge the government.
As elections officials process voters’ mail-in ballots, some envelopes contain surprises (washingtonpost.com)
Thank you notes, copies of identification cards, and errant signatures are among the things officials have seen.
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The elections landscaping is steadily changing, and often, with change comes confusion. The COVID-19 pandemic prompted several changes to state election laws and voting procedures, leaving many voters unsure about how, when, and where to cast their ballot for the 2020 General Election. While preside
Absentee Voters Must Now Be Allowed to 'Cure' Their Ballots Under Certain Circumstances; Here's How It's Supposed to Work (gothamgazette.com)
Make sure to sign your ballot (photo: Ed Reed/Mayor's Office) Among a package of changes to New York state election law passed since the chaotic June primaries is a provision that requires the Board of Elections to notify voters when their absentee ballots are on the verge of being thrown out and give them a chance to correct certain potential disqualifications. Designed to ensure possibly tens of thousands of intended votes are actually counted, the “curing” mandate applies to a handful of often disenfranchising technicalities, but the newborn steps may add a challenging addition to the...
The deadline to request a mail-in or absentee ballot is October 27th.On the 27th, all satellite election offices will open at 9:30AM, and if submittin...
Early Voting dates are: Monday, October 26 through Monday, November 2, 2020(including Saturday and Sunday)from 7 AM to 8 PMYou can vote at or return your ballot to any of the following locations:Th…
Why restoring voting rights to former felons is "one of the key civil right issues of our time" (cnbc.com)
From poll taxes, to voter ID laws, voter purging and gerrymandering, activists and experts weigh in on the many different ways in which voter suppression still plays out today.
40 key ballot initiatives, sheriff's elections, and prosecutorial races to watch this November.
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An AJC investigation shows that Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office weakened Georgia's voting system defenses, disabling password protections on a key component that controls who is allowed to vote.
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Finding information about your local early voting options, local absentee ballot drop box locations, and unbiased information about the candidates on your ballot is as easy as 1, 2, 3.1. Enter your address into the look up tool below.2. Then select "explore now" in the "Find What's On Your Ballot" box on the page you're redirected to. 3. Review your personalized voter guide.
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Polling data and high levels of voter engagement indicate 2020 may bring out a wave of young voters, experts say.
Guns Will Be Allowed In Most N.H. Polling Places, But 'Voter Intimidation Will Not Be Tolerated' (nhpr.org)
The New Hampshire Attorney General’s office says state and local authorities can’t prevent people from bringing guns into polling places, even those
Officials stress security of election systems after U.S. reveals new Iranian and Russian operations (washingtonpost.com)
Federal and state officials said they have fortified election systems since 2016, when Russian hackers scanned election-related websites and software across the country for vulnerabilities.
Have you ever wondered what Trump is trying to cover up by his unproven claims of voter fraud? Greg Palast explains it all in this little paperback.
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court on Saturday temporarily halted a lower court's order that said every polling place in Georgia must have at least one updated paper backup of the electronic...
Despite Trump’s attempts to undermine our election system, he won’t be able to unravel it.
All training programs related to diversity and inclusion have been halted at the State Department, a month after President Trump signed an executive order prohibiting the teaching of so-called “divisive concepts” at federal agencies.
Voter fraud related to mail ballots is virtually nonexistent thanks to numerous safeguards.
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Gun groups sue Michigan Secretary of State for banning open carry at polls on Election Day (mlive.com)
It infringes on Second Amendment rights, they argue.
Sports industry is taking direct action on voting, facilitating safe and accessible polling sites (sportsbusinessdaily.com:443)
Inspired and driven by the pandemic and protests, athletes spur the industry to take direct action on voting initiatives.
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Attorney General Ellison wins assurance Atlas Aegis will not recruit or provide private security for Minnesota elections (redlakenationnews.com)
October 23, 2020 (SAINT PAUL)— Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced today that his office has won a written assurance from Tennessee-based security company Atlas Aegis that it is not recruiting and will not recruit or provide private security at or near polling places in Minnesota in conjunction with the November 3 election. The com...
When will your ballot be counted in the 2020 election? A look at what goes into the tallying process (abcnews.go.com)
The exact procedures for counting ballots vary by state, but here's a general look at what it takes to tally up the votes of millions of citizens:
A bulletin from the FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency describes a broad ongoing attempt to compromise American networks, including "some risk" to elections information.