Trump’s Legal Farce Is Having Tragic Results

There is nothing funny about the Republican Party’s multipronged attack on voting rights.

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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.

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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.

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What’s Not the Matter With Georgia?

A Democratic win offers hope — but also a warning.

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Georgia Is a New Political Battleground

Joe Biden’s narrow lead in Georgia and the runoffs that will determine control of the Senate have raised questions as to whether 2020 is a Trumpian aberration or a long-anticipated political shift.

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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.

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As Biden Inches Ahead in Georgia, Stacey Abrams Draws Recognition and Praise

Celebrities, activists and voters credited Ms. Abrams for building a network of organizations that highlighted voter suppression and inspired an estimated 800,000 new voter registrations.

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With His Path to Re-election Narrowing, Trump Turns to the Courts

The president pursued lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia, and his campaign said it would demand a recount in Wisconsin.

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Republicans Claim Voter Fraud. How Would That Work?

Stealing a presidential election requires an unrealistic level of planning, coordination and good luck.

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2020 Should Be the Last Time We Vote Like This

Turnout was inspiring, but our voting system is badly flawed.

#presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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‘It’s Just Crazy’ in Pennsylvania: Mail Voting and the Anxiety That Followed

A county northeast of Pittsburgh is a microcosm of the high tension, confusion and deep uncertainty that have accompanied the expansion of mail-in voting.

#absentee-voting, #armstrong-county, #pennsylvania, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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How U.S. Elections Look Abroad

From gerrymandering to voter roll purges, we showed people around the world how the American system works. It didn’t go well.

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Has the Court Learned Nothing From Bush v. Gore?

Apparently not.

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Why Are Republicans So Afraid of Voters?

There is no “both sides do it” when it comes to intentionally keeping Americans away from the polls.

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After a Summer of Racial Reckoning, Race Is on the Ballot

The coronavirus and battered economy are focal points in national campaigns. But in many local elections, systemic racism and police reform have emerged as dominant themes.

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Overlooked No More: Rosa May Billinghurst, Militant Suffragette

She was arrested multiple times but persisted in her activism, which ultimately helped women secure the right to vote in England.

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The Voting Suppression Tipping Point

For years, Republicans have made it harder and harder for Americans to vote. Is that strategy backfiring?

#absentee-voting, #debatable, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Student Voting Surges Despite Efforts to Suppress It

The coronavirus pandemic and new requirements in Republican-led states created voting obstacles for college students this year. Yet youth participation appears to be on the rise.

#absentee-voting, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters, #youth

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‘Perception Hacks’ and Other Potential Threats to the Election

In the final days of voting, election officials and cybersecurity experts are keeping a close eye on a range of possible ways foreign governments and other hackers could interfere.

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In Georgia, Democrats Target the True Silent Majority: People Who Don’t Vote

As Democrats eye the Southern battleground, high turnout will be crucial for them, and that means persuading nonvoters to participate. But experts warn that changing electorates is hard and complicated.

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Kavanaugh’s Opinion in Wisconsin Voting Case Raises Alarms Among Democrats

The Supreme Court justice’s suggestion that ballots arriving after Election Day could “flip the results” left voting rights activists concerned about how the court might rule in postelection fights.

#absentee-voting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Supreme Court Won’t Extend Wisconsin’s Deadline for Mailed Ballots

In April, the court had assumed an extension was permissible, though it insisted that ballots be mailed and postmarked before Election Day.

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Missing From Supreme Court’s Election Cases: Reasons for Its Rulings

In a series of terse, unsigned orders, the court has been deciding many election disputes on its “shadow docket” without a murmur of explanation.

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Inside Decades of Nepotism and Bungling at the N.Y.C. Elections Board

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.

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A Voting Rights Battle in a School Board ‘Coup’

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.

#black-people, #education-k-12, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2000, #race-and-ethnicity, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #whites

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Conservative News Sites Fuel Voter Fraud Misinformation

Breitbart, The Washington Examiner and others amplify false claims of rampant cheating in what a new Harvard study calls a “propaganda feedback loop.”

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Paid Time Off, Free Fries: How Corporate America Is Getting Out the Vote

Spurred by recent social unrest, many U.S. companies are trying to make it easier for workers, and urging their customers, to cast their ballots.

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End Minority Rule

Either we become a truly multiracial democracy or we cease to be a democracy at all.

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Three Steps for Safe Pandemic Voting

Don’t wait until Election Day: Make a plan, vote early if you can and take the usual coronavirus precautions.

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With College Campuses Quiet, Some Democrats Fear Losing Students’ Votes

Representative Elissa Slotkin, who narrowly won her Michigan district in 2018, is worried about missing out on thousands of reliably Democratic votes from Michigan State University.

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Will Florida, the Recount State, Be Ready for the Election?

Elections supervisors say the hard-earned lessons of the 2000 presidential recount and other messes have taught them well. But the challenges are already apparent.

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Behind in Polls, Republicans See a Silver Lining in Voter Registrations

Democrats lead in overall numbers, as well as early voting, but voter registration gains in three critical states have given Republicans a cause for hope.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #florida, #north-carolina, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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How Prepared Are These 7 Battlegrounds for the Election? A Readiness Report

Short on money and under enormous pressure, many swing states are still trying to shore up a democratic process challenged daily by court cases, new laws and surges in the coronavirus.

#absentee-voting, #arizona, #florida, #georgia, #michigan, #north-carolina, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters, #voting-machines, #wisconsin

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Black Family Reunions, a Wellspring of Political Wisdom, Evaporate in 2020

For Black families in particular, reunions allow older generations to teach younger ones about the importance of voting. But in this crucial election year, many of the gatherings have been postponed.

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The Women Behind the Million Man March

Behind every great feat in the public record lies an untold story of the unsung foot soldiers.

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Federal Appeals Courts Emerge as Crucial for Trump in Voting Cases

Federal district courts have tended to rule for Democrats in litigation over how to run the election, but appeals courts, well stocked with the president’s nominees, are blocking them.

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Over a Million California Voters Have Already Returned Their Ballots

Early mail-in ballot figures show a record number of returns. How did this happen and will it last?

#absentee-voting, #california, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Mail-In Ballots in N.J.: ‘It’s Like They Can’t Wait to Vote’

Democrats in New Jersey are voting at higher rates than Republicans in conservative strongholds with three weeks to go before Election Day.

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Having Dementia Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Vote

Yes, you can help a cognitively impaired person participate in the election. But heed these two guidelines.

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Biden Is Not Out of the Woods

Unanticipated electoral developments are affecting both presidential campaigns in surprising ways.

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Why Early Voting in Some States Has Had a Rough Start.

The hurdles to early voting in places like Georgia and Texas resulted from a combination of intense voter interest that stressed local capacity and the sort of messiness long common to American elections.

#absentee-voting, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #texas, #virginia, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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Without Live Music to Play, Pearl Jam Reimagines Rock Activism in 2020

The pandemic has grounded rock tours and left clubs empty. So Pearl Jam is turning to the tools of modern politics to get out the vote.

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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Governor’s Move to Limit Ballot Drop-Off Sites

Gov. Greg Abbott had ordered that counties in the state be limited to one site each.

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Inside the Trump Campaign’s Strategy to Make Voting a Tooth-and-Nail Fight

The campaign’s focus on Election Day operations has intensified, with aggressive plans for poll monitoring and other tactics that Democrats say are efforts at vote suppression.

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Why Don’t Young People Vote, and What Can Be Done About It?

They don’t outvote their elders anywhere in the world. But our analysis of global voter data found that in places where more older people vote, more younger people vote, too.

#polls-and-public-opinion, #research, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #youth

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How to Vote in N.Y.: The Deadlines You Need to Know

First up: Friday is the last day most New Yorkers can register to vote in November’s general election.

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Florida Extends Registration Deadline After Voting Website Crashes

Florida’s voter registration website experienced more than a million requests per hour, prompting the state to extend the registration deadline.

#computers-and-the-internet, #desantis-ron, #florida, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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America May Need International Intervention

Even Democrats may find it hard to imagine, but the “leader of the free world” would benefit from United Nations oversight.

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Supreme Court Revives Witness Requirement for South Carolina Absentee Ballots

The majority, overturning lower courts’ rulings that the requirement burdened the right to vote during a pandemic, made an exception for ballots cast before it acted and received within two days.

#absentee-voting, #decisions-and-verdicts, #south-carolina, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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