After Walkout, Texas Voting Showdown Part II Looms

The Texas Legislature is trying again after Democrats staged an abrupt walkout in May to kill a Republican plan narrowing voting options in the state.

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Absentee Ballots May Determine if Eric Adams Wins Mayor’s Race

The tallying of more than 125,000 absentee ballots will determine whether Eric Adams retains his lead in the Democratic primary.

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2020 Election Spurs Resignations and Retirements of Officials

The draining work of 2020 has spurred resignations and retirements. In a recent survey, one in three officials said they felt unsafe in the jobs.

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In Chaotic Mayor’s Race, It’s All Down to the Absentee Ballots

The Democratic primary for mayor of New York City, now a tight race among Eric Adams, Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley, will be decided by absentee ballots.

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What to Know About the Vote Tally Fiasco

A revised unofficial count of ranked-choice voting results suggested a tight race among the top three Democratic candidates for mayor.

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Dry Run for Ranked-Choice Count May Hint at How N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race Ends

Absentee ballots won’t be included, but data to be released Tuesday could signal the way vote totals shift as the field is officially winnowed.

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Why Democrats Are Reluctantly Making Voter ID Laws a Bargaining Chip

While party leaders have long worried about the discriminatory effects of such laws, many now see other restrictive voting measures pushed by Republicans as a more urgent threat.

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Republicans Block Voting Rights Bill, Dealing Blow to Biden and Democrats

All 50 G.O.P. senators opposed the sweeping elections overhaul, leaving a long-shot bid to eliminate the filibuster as Democrats’ best remaining hope to enact legal changes.

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Democrats Unite Behind Voting Rights Bill as It Faces a Senate Roadblock

With Republicans set to filibuster, Democrats are focusing on staying unified in the face of defeat. But the path ahead for the legislation is murky at best.

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In Congress, Republicans Shrug at Warnings of Democracy in Peril

As G.O.P. legislatures move to curtail voting rules, congressional Democrats say authoritarianism looms, but Republicans dismiss the concerns as politics as usual.

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Garland Pledges Renewed Efforts to Protect Voting Rights

The attorney general’s commitment served notice to Republican-led states imposing new voting restrictions, and included a vow to protect the voting rights of people of color.

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Republicans Are Turning America Into a ‘Democracy With Asterisks’

Forget Trump for a minute. The real action is taking place across the country in state capitols, mostly out of view.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott Agrees to Expand Voting Rights

Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill on Monday requiring that all registered voters receive mail-in ballots. His decision contrasted with Republican-led efforts to restrict voting rights in several states.

#absentee-voting, #georgia, #politics-and-government, #scott-phil-1958, #vermont, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

Manchin Vows to Block Democratic Voting Rights Bill and Preserve Filibuster

Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, appeared to slam the door on the far-reaching measure when he wrote in a home state newspaper he will not vote for any partisan voting bill.

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Voting Rights Bill Falters in Congress as States Race Ahead

Opposition from Republicans and some of their own senators has left Democrats struggling to determine whether they should try to nix the filibuster to save a top priority.

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How to Vote in the New York City Mayoral Primary on June 22

New Yorkers hoping to select candidates for mayor and a range of other offices must first make sure they can vote. The deadline to register is this Friday, May 28.

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G.O.P. Pursues Harsher Penalties for Poll Workers in Voting Crackdown

Heavy fines, felony charges and jail sentences: Republicans seeking to restrict voting are proposing strict punishments for election officials and workers who make errors or violate the rules.

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Senate Panel Deadlocks on Voting Rights as Bill Faces Major Obstacles

Democrats now face the task of overcoming their own differences on the measure, and deciding whether they will use it as a vehicle to try to curb the filibuster.

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As Texas Voting Restrictions Near Passage, Democrats Stage Protest

The former presidential aspirants Beto O’Rourke and Julián Castro spoke to a crowd demonstrating outside the State Capitol.

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Inside Democrats’ Scramble to Repel the G.O.P. Voting Push

Lacking effective legislative or legal ways to stop Republicans from introducing new voting limits, Democrats are applying pressure on their allies in Washington and trying to energize supporters.

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Florida’s New Voting Rights Law Explained

Voting rights groups filed lawsuits shortly after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation reducing voting access in the battleground state. Critics said the law will disproportionately affect people of color.

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With Florida Bill, Republicans Continue Unrelenting Push to Restrict Voting

Republican lawmakers are marching ahead to overhaul voting systems in states where they control the government, frustrating Democrats and even some G.O.P. election officials. Next up: Texas.

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Florida House Passes G.O.P.-Backed Bill on Voting Limits

The legislation, which now heads back to the State Senate for a vote, would add strict new rules for drop boxes and new identification requirements for absentee ballots, among other measures.

#absentee-voting, #florida, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

As Republicans Push to Limit Voting, Disagreements on Strategy Emerge

Trump-friendly state lawmakers trying to enact new voting laws are facing pockets of opposition from fellow Republicans who argue that some measures go too far or would hurt the party’s own voters.

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Florida Voting Restrictions Bill Heads to Legislature

The bill, which was recently softened, still includes measures like a ban on outside groups giving water to voters near polling places, and it would also empower partisan observers during the ballot-counting process.

#absentee-voting, #florida, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

Why Kentucky Just Became the Only Red State to Expand Voting Rights

At a time when states with Republican-led legislatures are rushing to restrict ballot access, Kentucky proved the exception to the rule. The reasons are both political and logistical.

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Georgia’s New Law, and the Risk of Election Subversion

A reminder from a January phone call that the reform bill by congressional Democrats may not have the proper protections.

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If It’s Not Jim Crow, What Is It?

Georgia’s new voting law has to be understood in its own peculiar historical context.

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Georgia’s Election Law, and Why Turnout Isn’t Easy to Turn Off

Making voting convenient doesn’t necessarily translate into more votes, research shows.

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What Georgia’s Voting Law Really Does

The New York Times analyzed the state’s new 98-page voting law and identified 16 key provisions that will limit ballot access, potentially confuse voters and give more power to Republican lawmakers.

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Here’s How Democrats’ Voting Rights Law Would Work

The expansive measure would set a nationwide floor on ballot access, nullify many voting restrictions, change the way political districts are drawn and rein in campaign donations.

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The Republican Party Is Driving the Nation’s Democratic Decline

This is what it looks like when a political party turns against democracy itself.

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Democrats Begin Push for Biggest Expansion of Voting Since 1960s

Democrats characterized the far-reaching elections overhaul as the civil rights battle of modern times. Republicans called it a power grab that would put their party at a permanent disadvantage.

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Postal Service Plans Price Increases and Service Cuts to Shore Up Finances

The 10-year plan, which would lengthen promised delivery times and reduce post office hours, among other provisions, drew immediate condemnation from Democrats in Congress.

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In Restricting Early Voting, the Right Sees a New ‘Center of Gravity’

Donald Trump is no longer center stage. But many conservative activists are finding that the best way to raise money and keep voters engaged is to make his biggest fabrication their top priority.

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Can Anything End the Voting Wars?

As battles over voting rules burn hotter, the stakes are still lower than both sides seem to think.

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This Is Not the Coronavirus Anniversary Cuomo Planned On

Besieged on multiple fronts, the governor is no longer holding forth; he’s just trying to hold on.

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Biden to Sign Order Meant to Make Voting Easier

The executive order is relatively limited in scope. It calls upon officials at federal agencies to study and potentially expand access to voter registration materials.

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In Georgia, Republicans Take Aim at Role of Black Churches in Elections

New proposals by the G.O.P.-controlled Legislature have targeted Sunday voting, part of a raft of measures that could reduce the impact of Black voters in the state.

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Targeting State Restrictions, House Is Set to Pass Landmark Voting Rights Expansion

The omnibus voting, ethics and campaign finance bill would roll back barriers to voting enacted by Republican statehouses, but it faces an uphill battle in the Senate.

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Georgia Takes Center Stage in Battle Over Voting Rights

Two bills moving through the Republican-controlled Legislature would place new restrictions on voting access, in ways Democrats say would have an outsize impact on Black voters.

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We Still Have to Worry About the Supreme Court and Elections

The justices are about to consider whether the Voting Rights Act applies to policies that restrict the vote.

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Biden Seeks More Control Over USPS With New Appointments

The president nominated three people to the beleaguered agency’s board on a day when the postmaster general, Louis DeJoy, a major Republican donor, faced questioning on Capitol Hill.

#absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #dejoy-louis, #postal-service-us, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #united-states-politics-and-government

Restrict the Vote!

If you can’t beat them fair and square, tilt the playing field.

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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Pennsylvania Election Case on Mailed Ballots

In dissent, three justices said the court should have used the case to provide guidance in future elections.

#absentee-voting, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #gorsuch-neil-m, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump’s Lawyers Repeated Inaccurate Claims in Impeachment Trial

The three members of the former president’s legal team made a number of misleading or false claims about the events of Jan. 6, antifa, the impeachment process and voter fraud.

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Fact-Checking Trump’s Lawyers on Day 4 of Impeachment Trial

The three members of the former president’s legal team made a number of misleading or false claims about the events of Jan. 6, antifa, the impeachment process and voter fraud.

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After Record Turnout, Republicans Are Trying to Make It Harder to Vote

The presidential election results are settled. But the battle over new voting rules, especially for mail-in ballots, has just begun.

#absentee-voting, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #voter-registration-and-requirements

Watch out for this misinformation when Congress meets to certify the election.

Here are six false voter fraud claims that may be repeated during Wednesday’s proceedings.

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When Will We Know Georgia Runoff Results?

If all goes smoothly, the races could be called late Tuesday or early Wednesday. But that’s far from guaranteed.

#absentee-voting, #elections-senate, #georgia, #united-states-politics-and-government