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    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A wide expansion of mail-in voting in Pennsylvania survived a legal challenge on Tuesday in a case brought by some of the same Republican state representatives who voted for the legislation nearly three years ago. Millions of state voters have chosen to cast ballots by mail in recent elections, although Democrats...
    This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. The parking lot at the Mt. Pleasant Church and Ministries in East Baltimore, one of 96 early voting centers that opened in the state on Thursday morning, was a beehive of activity early in the...
    PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Republican Party is asking the state Supreme Court to strike down the vote-by-mail system used by 90% of voters in a battleground state that will be crucial to determining which party controls the U.S. Senate after the 2022 election. The lawsuit filed Friday argues absentee voting is unconstitutional and...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Some early Texas voters in the nation’s first primary are seeing their mail-in ballots rejected for leaving off newly required information following a GOP-led overhaul of the state’s already strict election code. Election officials in Harris County — a Democratic stronghold that includes Houston and more than 2.4 million voters —...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Early voting begins Saturday in New York City, offering voters nine days to cast their ballots prior to Election Day.The early voting period runs from Saturday, October 23 to Sunday, October 31 ahead of the November 2 general election. CLICK HERE to find your pollsite, its hours, and CLICK HERE to...
    The Republican Party of California introduced a new strategy Friday to encourage voters to have more trust in mail-in voting, Reuters reported. In an effort to increase voter turn out and capitalize on mail-in voting, the California GOP is making a dedicated effort to increase trust in the mail-in voting process, according to Reuters. The...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Fourteen Republican state lawmakers have filed a new lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting law, calling it unconstitutional and asking for it to be thrown out. The legal challenge was filed just before midnight Tuesday in the state Commonwealth Court. It is the latest attempt by Republicans to invalidate the 2019 law...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Fourteen Republican state lawmakers have filed a new lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting law, calling it unconstitutional and asking for it to be thrown out. The legal challenge was filed just before midnight Tuesday in the state Commonwealth Court. It is the latest attempt by Republicans to invalidate the 2019 law that Republican...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — If they haven’t arrived already, vote-by-mail ballots are on their way to California mailboxes this week, opening up the early voting period ahead of the Sept. 14 recall election. A ballot for a recall election seeking to remove California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) is seen in Los Angeles, August 15, 2021....
    Mother Jones illustration; Getty Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Since the arrival of COVID-19, our lives have shifted in ways big and small. Most likely, the pandemic will not end with a bang—we’ll be dealing with...
    Corporations including HP, Levi Strauss, Microsoft and Patagonia are expressing concern about proposed changes to voting rules in Texas, where the Republican-controlled legislature is backing bills that would make it harder for some residents to cast ballots.   "We stand together, as a nonpartisan coalition, calling on elected leaders in Texas to support reforms that...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Allegheny County Elections Division reports mail-in and absentee ballots started going out over the weekend. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Public Schools To Receive More Than $100 Million From American Rescue Plan By the middle of this week, more than 100,000 ballots will have been delivered. READ MORE:...
    Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock signed an e-mail sent by a liberal advocacy group that included false information about the Peach State’s controversial new voting law, according to reports on Monday. The Washington Post reported on criticism of the law that has been exaggerated or wrong, including the e-mail sent out by the nonprofit 3.14...
    More On: georgia Suspect killed, three cops shot during police chase in Georgia Will Smith pulls production of new movie from Georgia over voting law Top CEOs met on Zoom to mount voting legislation pressure campaign MLB swings and misses in political debacle to move All-Star game from Georgia Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock signed...
    Even with Donald Trump out of office, his fervent lies and hysterias about voting fraud (and especially, mail-in voting fraud) live on. As Daily Kos has covered, the latest voter suppression effort propped up by these lies about voter fraud comes to us out of Georgia. As has now gone viral, a Black legislator, state Rep. Park...
    President Joe Biden again criticized Georgia's new 'Jim Crow' voting law and praised companies like Major League Baseball for 'speaking up,' after the All-Star game was yanked from Atlanta in fresh comments Tuesday about the ongoing controversy.  'But the best way to deal with this is for Georgia and other states to smarten up, stop it,...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki rejected Republican claims that Colorado has similar voting laws to Georgia after the state's GOP Gov. Brian Kemp said it made 'no sense' to move Major League Baseball's All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver.   'Well, let me just refute the first point you made. First let me say on...
    Republicans don't want all eligible voters to be allowed to vote, Chapter 200, give or take. Today’s gross (yet instructive in its flagrancy) example of this extremely widespread phenomenon comes from Arizona, where Republicans in the state legislature are trying to pass a large slate of anti-voting laws, including ones that would drop people from the state’s...
    It looks like the anti-democratic lawsuit from Texas' attorney general falls apart under even the thinnest of scrutiny. Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock on Friday filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court, in which he slammed Texas' lawsuit against four states President-elect Joe Biden won...
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) noted on Wednesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily how House Democrats’ legislative priorities include a national mandate for mail-in voting, legalization of ballot harvesting, and ending photo-ID requirements for voting. “It’s a tradition that a new House majority reserves its top priority for what they call H.R. 1 — House...
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGOP shows limited appetite for pursuing Biden probes Profiles in cowardice: Trump's Senate enablers Bolton: Republican leaders need to explain to voters that Trump lost MORE (R-S.C.) is denying that he put any pressure on Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) to exclude some mail-in ballots as...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump wrongly claimed a video that showed election workers collecting legally cast ballots in Los Angeles the day after the election showed evidence of fraud."You are looking at BALLOTS," the President claimed in his video caption. "Is this what our Country has come to?"A woman heard in the video asks the workers why...
    Members of the U.S. military community have endured an extra layer of challenges as they have long relied on the mail-in system to exercise their civic duty while deployed abroad.  Absentee voting has come under scrutiny during this presidential election amid the protracted coronavirus pandemic, and for some of those who serve in the armed...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Early voting locations across the state are open for one final day before Election Day.If you have a mail-in-ballot but haven't submitted it yet, officials recommended you bring it to your polling location and vote in person, or fill it out and drop it off at authorized location. Don't mail it in,...
    The left has remade our society, economy, and interpersonal relationships through irrational fear of a virus and illogical worship of social isolation as a panacea. Well, what if they did such a good job convincing people that they will die if they go out and stand on line to vote that they have suppressed...
    SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — Early in-person voting has kicked off in Marin County for the first time in its election history and the turnout has been impressive. Across the country, early voting whether in-person or through mail-in ballots is reaching historic numbers. Marin is no different. As ballots from the early polling places...
    By HOPE YEN and CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The actual crisis of the coronavirus pandemic and a manufactured crisis over voting fraud featured heavily in President Donald Trump’s misstatements during the 2020 campaign’s final week. Democrat Joe Biden went astray on trade as he assailed the president’s record on China. A sampling...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The actual crisis of the coronavirus pandemic and a manufactured crisis over voting fraud featured heavily in President Donald Trump’s misstatements during the 2020 campaign’s final week. Democrat Joe Biden went astray on trade as he assailed the president’s record on China. A sampling from the week: VIRUS TRUMP: “In California, you...
    NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- With the coronavirus pandemic, remote working and a divided country, it's an understatement that the 2020 election has been like no other.In New Jersey, where nearly all votes will be cast by mail, the changes come with many challenges. But what if you're a voter who no longer has use of...
    Sometimes her hand hurt, but Nancy Gehman kept writing. Every evening from July until mid-October, the 85-year-old retiree sat with a gel pen, writing notes imploring fellow Americans to find a way to vote. Then she mailed them: All 1,260 letters. “It was comforting to know that I was doing something productive,” she says. Gehman,...
    BERGEN COUNTY, New Jersey (WABC) -- Early voting is underway in New Jersey ahead of the November 3 general election, which will be conducted mostly by mail and without in-person voting with few exceptions, as President Donald Trump faces former Vice President Joe Biden in a contentious battle that is dividing the nation.The votes are...
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    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Time is running out if you plan to return your “Vote-by-Mail” through the mail. Some voters who plan to vote this way feel a last-minute crush of people mailing in ballots may swamp the post office and their’s may get lost in the shuffle or not delivered on time. RELATED:...
    DES PLAINES, Ill. (CBS) — For months, Cheryl Dirago said she has only been able to leave her room at Asbury Court Supportive and Independent Living in Des Plaines for the essentials. Now, she wants to know why voting isn’t included. “It’s been seven months of not being able to go out of our rooms,”...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — All over your social media pages you’re likely seeing picture after picture of your friends showing off their “I Voted” stickers or mail-in ballots. It’s happening even though we’re still one week away from election day. So, who is voting early? Good Question. The line at the Ramsey County Early Voting...
    By MARC LEVY, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Supreme Court ruled unanimously Friday on a key concern surrounding an avalanche of mail-in ballots in the presidential battleground state, prohibiting counties from rejecting ballots because the voter's signature on it may not resemble their signature on their registration form. Two Republican justices joined five...
    A group of Hollywood actors who play or played lawyers on TV, including Paul Giamatti from Showtime’s Billions and Sam Waterston from NBC’s Law & Order, have teamed up for a video calling on real-life attorneys to help safeguard next month’s presidential election. In a public service announcement produced by We The Action Election 2020 Task Force, figures...
    A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit from President Trump’s re-election campaign to block New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s (D) plan to send mail-in ballots to all registered voters as a safety precaution during the pandemic. U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp wrote that the plaintiffs claims that unsolicited mail-in ballots would lead to rampant illegal voting...
    A federal judge in New Jersey on Thursday threw out an August lawsuit filed by the Trump 2020 Campaign in relation to mail-in voting, according to reports.  The judge said the lawsuit, which was also brought by the Republican State Committee and Republican National Committee, failed to show how the campaign would be negatively affected by mail-in...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Prosecutors claim that in the Chicago suburbs they stopped a scheme to allow voting from beyond the grave. As vote-by-mail requests soar during the pandemic, DuPage County Election officials are flagging some applications after noticing the names of dead people. “Testing the process is not a game. It’s not worth it. Do not...
    Wearing a face mask to reduce the risk posed by the coronavirus, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden waves to supporters during a drive-in voter mobilization event at Miramar Regional Park October 13, 2020 in Miramar, Florida. With three weeks until Election Day, Biden is campaigning in Florida. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) A few...
    States across the U.S. have seen record early voting this year, and Black voters have been one significant factor in the string of broken records. More than 28 million people have already voted, with Democrats dominating in mail and early in-person voting in the states that report partisan affiliation, as Republicans follow Donald Trump’s ranting and wait for...
    An appellate court judge in Pennsylvania turned down an emergency petition from Republicans seeking to block the Philadelphia suburb of Delaware County from operating a three-day, pop-up early voting center in a predominantly Black area. Commonwealth Court Judge Kevin Brobson, in a decision Friday night, wrote that a county judge had reasonable grounds to reject...
    New Braunfels – Long early voting lines aren’t just part of the big cities this election. Speaking with KSAT early Thursday afternoon, Comal County Clerk Bobbie Koepp said more than 13,000 Comal County voters had already cast ballots, including by mail. While she could not say for sure if it was a record turnout, Koepp...
    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KDKA) — Karen and George Pelkey are among an estimated 50,000 Washington County residents voting by mail. Elections Chief Melanie Ostrander fields just about as many questions, ranging from votes getting lost or disqualified, to whether people are voting multiple times. “We check every ballot. Voters are only voting once they’re not able...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Confused about mailing in your ballot this 2020 Election Day? How do you know if your vote was counted? Where do you drop your ballot off?ABC7's Liz Kreutz along with a panel of experts sat down to answer your questions on the election and voting Wednesday night.The panelist included: Carol...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – With every mail delivery these days questions seem to intensify about Pennsylvania’s new mail-in ballot system. One of the big questions is: “Why do I keep getting ballot applications when I never requested one?” The answer is an organization called The Center for Voter Information. It’s an independent DC-based organization...
    RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) — With three weeks to go until the election, some Riverside County residents are concerned that they have yet to receive their mail-in ballots. Jess Nerren is one of those voters. She said her alarm bells went off when she noticed her friends were already voting. “And I saw my friends dropping off...