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.

#absentee-voting, #kentucky, #law-and-legislation, #mcconnell-mitch, #paul-rand, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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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.

#absentee-voting, #elections, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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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.

#absentee-voting, #black-people, #discrimination, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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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.

#absentee-voting, #elections, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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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.

#absentee-voting, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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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.

#absentee-voting, #campaign-finance, #democratic-party, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #law-and-legislation, #political-advertising, #presidential-elections-us, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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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.

#absentee-voting, #democratic-party, #elections, #elections-house-of-representatives, #kemp-brian-p, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #shirkey-michael-j, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

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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.

#absentee-voting, #dejoy-louis, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #pelosi-nancy, #postal-service-us, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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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.

#absentee-voting, #american-principles-project, #heritage-foundation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #susan-b-anthony-list, #tea-party-patriots, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-and-voters

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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.

#absentee-voting, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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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.

#absentee-voting, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #governors-us, #inflation-economics, #manchin-joe-iii, #minimum-wage, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #republican-party, #spitzer-eliot-l, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy

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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.

#absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #ex-convicts, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2020, #selma-ala, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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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.

#absentee-voting, #black-people, #discrimination, #elections, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

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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.

#absentee-voting, #campaign-finance, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

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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.

#abrams-stacey-y, #absentee-voting, #black-people, #democratic-party, #elections, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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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.

#absentee-voting, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #barrett-amy-coney, #florida, #gorsuch-neil-m, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #minorities, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2000, #presidential-election-of-2020, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #roberts-john-g-jr, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #supreme-courts-state, #thomas-clarence, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

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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

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Restrict the Vote!

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

#absentee-voting, #lewis-john-r, #mcconnell-mitch, #obama-barack, #presidential-election-of-2020, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

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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

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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.

#absentee-voting, #antifa-movement-us, #castor-bruce-1961, #georgia, #impeachment, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #schoen-david-i, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #van-der-veen-michael-t, #voter-fraud-election-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.

#absentee-voting, #antifa-movement-us, #castor-bruce-1961, #georgia, #impeachment, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #schoen-david-i, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #van-der-veen-michael-t, #voter-fraud-election-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

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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.

#absentee-voting, #electoral-college, #rumors-and-misinformation, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-machines

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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

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When Will We Know Georgia 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

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Can Only Republicans Legitimately Win Elections?

Trump and many of the G.O.P.’s leaders seem to think so, with ominous consequences for the future.

#absentee-voting, #cotton-tom, #elections-house-of-representatives, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Six Weeks of Republican Shamelessness Have Done Real Damage

With its surreal defiance, the G.O.P. established a new normal for anti-democratic behavior.

#abrams-stacey-y, #absentee-voting, #democratic-party, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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He Wanted to Count Every Vote in Philadelphia. His Party Had Other Ideas.

When Donald Trump’s campaign tried to overturn the election results in Pennsylvania, Al Schmidt found himself trapped between his party and his principles.

#absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #lewandowski-corey-1975, #philadelphia-pa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #toomey-patrick-j, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Federal Judge in Wisconsin Deals Trump Another Court Defeat

A Trump appointee in Milwaukee, Judge Brett H. Ludwig, dismissed a suit contesting the election with a withering rebuke.

#absentee-voting, #milwaukee-wis, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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As Trump Disputes Election Results, Republicans Target Voting by Mail

Nearly half of voters cast absentee ballots in the election, a huge increase. If Republicans have their way, that might not last.

#absentee-voting, #georgia, #michigan, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Supreme Court Rejects Republican Challenge to Pennsylvania Vote

In a one-sentence order, the court refused to overturn election results that had already been certified and submitted.

#absentee-voting, #kelly-mike-1948, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us

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What We Know About the Voting in Georgia So Far

Monday was the deadline to register to vote for the January runoffs, and a big number of absentee ballots have already been requested. This time, those ballots may be counted more quickly.

#absentee-voting, #democratic-party, #elections-senate, #georgia, #loeffler-kelly-l, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #warnock-raphael-g

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Gabriel Sterling On Georgia’s Elections

Why one Republican election official in Georgia is speaking out against President Trump’s baseless claims of voting fraud.

#absentee-voting, #georgia, #republican-party, #sterling-gabriel-1970, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters, #voting-machines

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Americans Voted in Huge Numbers. Is That the Future of Elections?

Almost 160 million people voted this year, as new options made necessary by the pandemic removed many of the traditional barriers to casting ballots.

#absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #democratic-party, #obama-barack, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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Wisconsin’s Top Court Rejects Trump Lawsuit as His Election Push Fades

The Supreme Court in the state narrowed yet another legal path for the Trump campaign as it tries to overturn his loss to Joe Biden.

#absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #electoral-college, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #wisconsin

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A Great Election, Against All Odds

Democracy is hard work. That work paid off.

#absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #graham-lindsey, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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In Detroit, Trump’s Postelection Offensive Has a Familiar Feel

In a city that is used to being disparaged, President Trump’s attempt to overturn an election that he lost seems both extraordinary and business as usual.

#absentee-voting, #black-people, #democratic-party, #detroit-mich, #duggan-mike, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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House Race Between Tenney and Brindisi Is Down to 100-Vote Margin

Claudia Tenney seemed poised to avenge her 2018 defeat to Rep. Anthony Brindisi, a Democrat, but her election night lead has shrunk to roughly 100 votes.

#absentee-voting, #brindisi-anthony, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #new-york-state, #tenney-claudia, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Why New York Again Trails Almost All States in Counting Votes

A delay in tallying absentee ballots after Election Day follows a six-week lag in declaring winners in two congressional primaries this summer.

#absentee-ballots, #absentee-voting, #gianaris-michael-n, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #presidential-election-of-2020

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Lindsey Graham’s Long-Shot Mission to Unravel the Election Results

With unsubstantiated claims of vote-counting errors and calls to officials in several states, the South Carolina senator seems bent on reversing Joe Biden’s clear victory over President Trump.

#absentee-voting, #arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #ducey-doug-1964, #georgia, #graham-lindsey, #nevada, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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As Tensions Among Republicans Mount, Georgia’s Recount Proceeds Smoothly

Election officials discovered about 2,600 new ballots, but they are not enough to affect the outcome of the presidential race in the state.

#absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #elections, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

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Behind Trump’s Yearslong Effort to Turn Losing Into Winning

Even before he was elected in 2016, Donald J. Trump was building a conspiracy theory about voter fraud that took on new energy this year, as his political fortunes ebbed during the coronavirus pandemic.

#absentee-voting, #conspiracy-theories, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #detroit-mich, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #stone-roger-j-jr, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #wisconsin

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As a G.O.P. Playbook on Voter Fraud Falls Flat, Some Ask: What’s Next?

In dozens of lawsuits, Republicans tried to make voting and counting votes harder. After a record turnout and a Democratic presidential win, some wonder if that’s the party’s best strategy.

#absentee-voting, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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Trump Is Not Doing Well With His Election Lawsuits. Here’s a Rundown.

The president has suffered a string of defeats in pursuing legal action seeking to delay certification of his loss to President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.

#absentee-voting, #arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #georgia, #maricopa-county-ariz, #michigan, #nevada, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Trump Loses String of Election Results Lawsuits

The president’s efforts to use the courts to delay or block President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory were turned aside in cases in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Arizona.

#absentee-voting, #arizona, #barr-william-p, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #decisions-and-verdicts, #georgia, #michigan, #pennsylvania, #porter-wright-morrisarthur-llp, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Election Officials Directly Contradict Trump on Voting System Fraud

A group of federal, state and local officials working with a Department of Homeland Security agency declared flatly that the election was the most secure in the nation’s history.

#absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #election-assistance-commission, #elections, #homeland-security-department, #krebs-christopher-c, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #wolf-chad-f

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Barr Hands Prosecutors the Authority to Investigate Voter Fraud Claims

The attorney general said that he had authorized “instances” of investigative steps but that inquiries should not be based on specious claims.

#absentee-voting, #barr-william-p, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #elections-attorneys-general, #justice-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Elections Don’t Have to Be So Chaotic and Excruciating

The random way in which returns were released caused anxiety and sowed conspiracy theories.

#absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #canada, #elections, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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After Warnings It Could Go Off the Rails, the Election Actually Ran Smoothly

Amid the logistical challenges of voting in a pandemic, and despite threats of foreign interference, violence and disinformation, the machinery of democracy held up quite well.

#absentee-voting, #benson-jocelyn, #brooks-rosa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dejoy-louis, #elections, #griswold-jena, #postal-service-us, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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