Pandemic, Protests and Police: An Election Like No Other

WASHINGTON — On the biggest day of voting since the coronavirus disrupted public life, Americans cast ballots in extraordinary circumstances on Tuesday, heading to the polls during a national health and economic crisis and amid the widespread protests and police deployments that have disrupted communities across the nation. It made for some unusual scenes in […]

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Republicans Fear Trump’s Criticism of Mail Voting Will Hurt Them

President Trump has relentlessly attacked mail voting, calling it a free-for-all for cheating and a Democratic scheme to rig elections. None of the charges are true. But as eight states and the District of Columbia vote on Tuesday in the biggest Election Day since the coronavirus forced a pause in the primary calendar, it is […]

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Trump Threatens to Shred First Amendment to Defend ‘Free Speech’

After weeks of tweeting misinformation about mail-in voting, Twitter on Tuesday decided to slap a small disclaimer on some of President Trump’s posts on the subject. “Get the facts about mail-in ballots,” reads a link to a string of reputable reports about proxy voting, which is practiced in both Democratic and Republican states, and has […]

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Mail-in Voting Triggers an Unhinged Trump Rant

Seemingly terrified of losing his reelection bid at least in part due to mail-in voting, President Trump continued to be dishonest about the process’s legitimacy in a tweet so packed with lies it’s surprising he was able to fit them all within the character count. Trump’s Sunday morning factless tweet began with a proclamation: “The […]

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Defections in the House: Several Dems to vote ‘no’ on $3T coronavirus bill

Several Democrats are bucking their party and voting against Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill in the House on Friday. Some moderate members in swing districts — including Reps. Abigail Spanberger of Virginia, Joe Cunningham of South Carolina, Kendra Horn of Oklahoma and Cindy Axne of Iowa — ripped the massive measure as a one-sided partisan […]

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Nevada’s vote-by-mail primary stirs fraud concerns, as unclaimed ballots pile up: ‘Something stinks here’

Red flags are being raised about the all-mail voting system being used in Nevada’s most populous county ahead of the state’s June 9 primary election amid reports that thousands of ballots are being sent to inactive voters — fueling concerns about the possibility of voter fraud and ballot harvesting. Thousands of ballots have been sent […]

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Jackie Robinson or Jim Murray? Vote in final round of wild-card icon regional

Howdy, I’m your host, Houston Mitchell. The fourth round of voting in the wild-card regional of our “Biggest Icon in L.A. Sports History” tournament is over, and we received more than 18,000 votes. Today, voting in the final round begins. To see the entire wild-card regional, click here. Newsletter Go beyond the scoreboard Get the […]

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The Fearsome Foursome vs. Pete Carroll? Vote in the final round of the football icon regional

Howdy, I’m your host, Houston Mitchell. The fourth round of voting in the football regional of our “Biggest Icon in L.A. Sports History” tournament is over, and we received more than 18,000 votes. Today, voting in the final round begins. To see the entire football regional, click here. Newsletter Go beyond the scoreboard Get the […]

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Koufax vs. Scully: Vote in the final round of our baseball icon regional

Howdy, I’m your host, Houston Mitchell. The fourth round of voting in the baseball regional of our “Biggest Icon in L.A. Sports History” tournament is over, and we received more than 30,000 votes. Today, voting in the final round begins. To see the entire baseball regional, click here. Newsletter Go beyond the scoreboard Get the […]

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Federal appeals court strikes down Kansas voter registration law requiring proof of citizenship

A federal appeals court has struck down a restrictive voting law from Kansas that had required proof of citizenship before registering to vote. The 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals agreed with the federal district court that the documentary proof of citizenship (DPOC) requirement “unconstitutionally burdens the right to vote.” The court concluded more than […]

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Ex-GOP Sen. Jeff Flake suggests he will vote Democrat in 2020 presidential race

Jeff Flake’s making it clear he won’t be voting for President Trump in November’s general election. The former senator from Arizona and vocal Trump critic who flirted with a 2020 primary challenge against the GOP incumbent tweeted on Tuesday that “Trumpism cannot be the future of the Republican Party.” THE LATEST FROM FOX NEWS ON […]

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In Trump’s shadow, Congress-at-home eyes reboot during virus

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., shelved a proposal for proxy voting this past week after Republicans objected. Once resistant to what she called “Congress by Zoom” meeting, she tapped a bipartisan task force to present fresh ideas. | AP Photos With no real plan to reopen Capitol Hill any time soon, the coronavirus shutdown poses an existential […]

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Does Vote-by-Mail Favor Democrats? No. It’s a False Argument by Trump.

President Trump said that if the United States switched to all-mail voting, “you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again.” The G.O.P. speaker of the House in Georgia said an all-mail election would be “extremely devastating to Republicans.” Representative Thomas Massie, a Kentucky Republican, said universal mail voting would be “the end of […]

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Pelosi reluctant to embrace remote voting in House: ‘We aren’t there yet’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday the House of Representatives won’t implement remote voting anytime soon despite growing concern from bipartisan members that in-person voting is dangerous given the deadly coronavirus pandemic. “Our rules are our best protection,” Pelosi told reporters Thursday when asked about any plans for proxy voting. “… If the rules need to be changed, that has to […]

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As Pandemic Imperils Elections, Democrats Clash With Trump on Voting Changes

WASHINGTON — A showdown is taking shape in Congress over how far Washington should go in expanding voting access to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, with Democrats pressing to add new options for voters and President Trump and Republicans resisting changes they say could harm their election prospects in November. The confusion and court fights […]

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Voting in Wisconsin During a Pandemic: Lines, Masks and Plenty of Fear

MILWAUKEE — Even before voting began, there were lines outside polling locations that stretched for several blocks. Some poll workers wore hazmat suits. Nearly every voter wore a face mask, removing it only to make small talk that reflected a combination of determination and grim humor about the extraordinary experience of voting amid a deadly […]

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Wisconsin governor, on primary eve, moves to suspend in-person voting over coronavirus fears

Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on Monday abruptly suspended in-person voting for the state’s scheduled Tuesday primary, setting up a new clash with the state’s GOP-controlled legislature. The governor’s last-minute, election-eve executive order also moves in-person voting for the April 7 contest to June 9 and directs state lawmakers to meet Tuesday in special session “to address the […]

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Wisconsin Governor Postpones Tuesday’s Elections; G.O.P. Plans Challenge

Gov. Tony Evers of Wisconsin on Monday issued an emergency order postponing voting in the state’s elections that were set for Tuesday, attempting to circumvent Republican opposition as coronavirus cases rise in the critical political battleground state. The executive order suspends in-person voting for more than two months, until June 9, unless the state Legislature […]

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Commission seeks clarity on absentees for Wisconsin election

The Wisconsin Election Commission wants a federal judge who ordered an extension for absentee voting in Tuesday’s presidential primary as the coronovirus spreads to ensure that no results are reported until all absentee ballots are in. U.S. District Judge William Conley on Thursday declined to postpone Wisconsin’s election, but he ordered that people be given […]

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Democracy 2020 Digest: Judge won’t postpone Wisconsin primary over coronavirus concerns

Wisconsin’s primary, which includes in-person voting at polling stations across the state, will take place on Tuesday amid the coronavirus pandemic — after a federal judge declined to postpone the election. But U.S. District Judge William Conley did rule on Thursday that absentee ballots in the primary will counted if they arrive by April 13 — […]

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2020 Emmy Awards still set for September despite coronavirus

The Television Academy is adjusting the eligibility and voting deadlines for this year’s Primetime Emmy calendar in response to concerns made by TV communication executives and awards strategists in the current coronavirus climate. The dates for the Creative Emmy Awards and Primetime Emmy shows remain unchanged respectively on Sept. 12 to 13 and Sept. 20, […]

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‘Kill Chain’: HBO documentary sounds an alarm about voting machine hacks

Election security experts Harry Hurstin and Maggie McAlpine carry voting machines they purchased in “Kill Chain.” | HBO Experts reveal stunning truths about America’s messy, outmoded and far too vulnerable balloting system. In the sobering and eye-opening HBO documentary “Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America’s Elections,” we see clips of various government officials and […]

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Voting by Mail Is the Hot New Idea. Is There Time to Make It Work?

In Wisconsin, Democrats sued elections officials to extend voting deadlines. In Rhode Island, the secretary of state wants all 788,000 registered voters to receive absentee ballot applications. In Maryland, a special election to replace the late Representative Elijah E. Cummings will be conducted entirely by mail. As the coronavirus outbreak upends daily life and tears […]

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Illinois’ 2020 primary leaves hundreds of thousands of ballots still to be counted in Chicago alone

John Davis, a polling judge volunteer, sanitizes an electronic voting machine screen amid concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus at a polling place in Bronzeville on Tuesday. | Charles Rex Abrogast/AP Voters braved emergency conditions to hit the polls Tuesday amid a global pandemic that has had a dramatic impact on the election process. Get a […]

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