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    North Carolina mail-in absentee ballots returned without all needed information can be amended without forcing the voter to fill out a new blank ballot, election officials agreed Tuesday, according to a report. Issues with deficient witness information on mail-in ballots have disproportionately affected Black voters. Ballots cast by African Americans account for about 43 percent...
    Sussex County Board of Elections Administrator Marge McCabe has announced her retirement just nine days after more than 1,600 uncounted voter ballots from the primary election in July were discovered in a “mislabeled” storage bin. The 1,666 ballots were found at the board office Sept. 12, before being counted and added to existing totals two...
    One network originated in China, and was made up of more than 155 accounts that had amassed a following of 133,000 and group membership of 61,000. Though Facebook says the group “focused most of its activity” in Southeast Asia, some of the accounts also posted about US politics “both in support of and against presidential...
    By Ange Aboa ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast's ruling party said on Tuesday it will push ahead with the October election regardless of whether the opposition participate, comments likely to deepen political tensions in the world's top cocoa producer. At least a dozen people have been killed since riots broke out last month after President...
    Facebook announced this week that it may restrict certain aspects of its platform following November’s general election as part of a larger effort to limit social unrest. A spokesperson for Facebook suggested that executives including Sheryl Sandberg and Mark Zuckerberg may censor specific information if they believe it is likely to heighten political tensions following...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — It will take 40,000 or more poll workers to run the fall election in Pennsylvania, and while some counties are on track to have fully staffed polling places, with six weeks to go, officials aren’t sure whether there will be a repeat of the primary’s coronavirus-driven shortages. A law passed this...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — It will take 40,000 or more poll workers to run the fall election in Pennsylvania, and while some counties are on track to have fully staffed polling places, with six weeks to go, officials aren’t sure whether there will be a repeat of the primary’s coronavirus-driven shortages. A law passed this...
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president says his country is “not a bargaining chip in U.S. elections and domestic policy.” Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    HOUSE Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed "hypocritical" Republicans and said they would pay "a price for elections to come" if they move forward with appointing a new Supreme Court Justice. On Monday night, Pelosi appeared on MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes, criticizing "disrespectful" Republicans. 3Pelosi said Republicans would pay 'a price for elections to...
    MASON, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor in Michigan has flushed a complaint about a toilet that was promoted as a place to drop absentee ballots. The election clerk in Ingham County informed police about a toilet on the front lawn of a home in Mason, near Lansing. A sign said, "Place mail in ballots here.”...
    MASON, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor in Michigan has flushed a complaint about a toilet that was promoted as a place to drop absentee ballots. The election clerk in Ingham County informed police about a toilet on the front lawn of a home in Mason, near Lansing. A sign said, “Place mail in ballots here.”...
    No. 6 LSU (finally) set to kick off title defense The Most Underrated Chain Restaurant in America Carlyle Co-Founder Says U.S.-China Relations at Lowest Since ‘89 (Bloomberg) -- Carlyle Group Inc. co-founder David Rubenstein said U.S.-China relations are at their lowest since the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, but are likely to improve after the U.S....
    By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — What is the role of the federal government in elections? The federal government has very little role in the elections that choose who is going to run it. Elections are run at the local level and supervised by states. The federal government can help fund elections and set...
    By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Four nonpartisan special elections are being held to fill vacant seats in the Mississippi Legislature. Polls are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday. If runoffs are needed, they will be Oct. 13. Candidates in Mississippi special elections run without party labels, but they often tell voters...
    The top elections official in Philadelphia on Monday warned that the state Supreme Court's decision to reject ballots missing privacy envelopes has "set Pennsylvania up to be the subject of significant post-election legal controversy, the likes of which we have not seen since Florida in 2000."  Lisa Deeley, chair of the Philadelphia city commissioners and...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS/AP) — Philadelphia’s top elections official is warning of electoral chaos in the presidential battleground state if lawmakers there do not remove a provision in Pennsylvania law that, under a days-old court decision, requires counties to throw out mail-in ballots returned without secrecy envelopes. Lisa Deeley, chairwoman of the three-member board overseeing Philadelphia’s...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) promised on Monday the Senate would act on President Donald Trump’s anticipated nominee to the Supreme Court, who he said would be an “outstanding” jurist. “No Senate has failed to confirm a nominee in the circumstances that face us right now,” McConnell said in an afternoon speech on the Senate floor. “The...
    Though Republicans hold a 53-47 Senate majority, its makeup could change before the start of the 117th Congress on Jan. 3, 2021, possibly complicating the GOP’s push to confirm another Supreme Court justice. If Mark Kelly, the Democratic senatorial nominee in Arizona, wins his election against GOP Sen. Martha McSally on Nov. 3, he could...
    SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County Elections Department Administrator Jacquelyn Callanen will have an update on some important voter registration requirements for the upcoming November general election. Callanen is expected to address the following items: • The last day to register to vote in Bexar County is Oct. 5, 2020. • Requirements for registration: i.e.,18 or...
    Responding to the threats uttered by Democrats that they might impeach him if he nominates someone to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Trump fired back, “I think then we win the election, then we win all elections if they do that.” Speaking on Fox and...
    WASHINGTON – What is the role of the federal government in elections? The federal government has very little role in the elections that choose who is going to run it. Elections are run at the local level and supervised by states. The federal government can help fund elections and set certain standards – such as...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — What is the role of the federal government in elections? The federal government has very little role in the elections that choose who is going to run it. Elections are run at the local level and supervised by states. The federal government can help fund elections and set certain standards – such...
    By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan's main opposition Islamist party said on Monday it will run in its November parliamentary election to prevent a packing of the assembly with pro-government deputies and advance demands for democratic reform and a crackdown on corruption. But the Islamists, who are affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood and boycotted...
    [1] To vote by absentee ballot (aka voting by mail), you need to request an application. (If you are not yet registered to vote, you must first do that, and the deadline is Oct. 9.) To receive a vote-by-mail application, you can do one of the following: a. Request a form at absenteeballot.elections.ny.gov. b. Download...
    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali’s transition committee names former defense minister Bah N’Daw to lead the West African nation to new elections. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Map of competitiveness of 2018 Senate elections (dark grey states are Tossups; light grey states aren't up this year) The 2020 election is rapidly entering the endgame, which means it’s time to resume the Daily Kos Elections Senate forecast. Each week, we’re going to take an in-depth look at the state of play in the...
    (CNN)The battle for control of the United States Senate assumed fresh urgency Friday following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, drawing more intense scrutiny to several competitive down-ballot contests whose outcomes could have long-lasting consequences for all three branches of government.For President Donald Trump, the vacancy offers an opportunity to further reshape...
    Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) re-election campaign looks increasingly in peril, according to one of America’s top elections forecasters. The latest update from the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics claims that Graham today “is in greater danger of an upset” than he was just weeks ago, which has led to a ratings change in Graham’s race against...
    In Delaware’s state legislature primaries, history is being made as three LGBTQ+ candidates advance to the general election. Eric Morrison, an openly gay man and a popular local drag queen, beat incumbent Earl Jaques Jr. in the race for the state’s House of Representatives in the 27th District. During the campaign, Morrison called out Jaques...
    A significant majority of Americans say that November’s elections should determine who chooses Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s successor on the Supreme Court, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Sunday. Overall, 62% of people want the winner of the upcoming presidential election to fill the vacancy, and just 23% disagreed. Notably, that 62% includes half...
    DEAR HARRIETTE: I have gotten into serious arguments with my neighbors and friends about the upcoming election. It has gotten so bad that I wonder if we can survive it. Harriette Cole  My thing is I am not trying to make you vote the way I plan to vote — although, of course, I would...
    By Stanley Widianto JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian religious groups and experts, including a former vice president, are urging authorities to delay regional elections set for December, as coronavirus infections surge in the world's fourth most populous country. The Dec. 9 elections for hundreds of key local leadership posts are a huge logistical undertaking in an...
    The Democratic candidate presented his campaign program on Thursday. He makes the eradication of Covid-19 his main battle horse. While promising a more dignified presidency and a more just society. While waiting for the one he will do perhaps on January 20, on the steps of the Capitol,...
      ROME (AP) — Italians in seven regions headed to the polls Sunday for two days of voting shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic. Voters were required to wear masks and maintain social distancing as they cast ballots in regional contests originally scheduled for the spring but delayed due to the pandemic. Italy’s outbreak has claimed...
    Italians have an appointment with the polls this Sunday, September 20, and Monday, September 21, with the holding of elections in seven regions. The center-right parties appear compact at this appointment, while the two parties currently in government, the 5 Star Movement (M5S) and the Democratic Party (PD), have not been...
    By Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - Italians began voting on Sunday in a raft of local ballots and a referendum, with the ruling coalition under pressure in its first electoral test since the coronavirus crisis. Voters have largely approved of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's handling of the pandemic, but recent opinion polls suggest this will...
    The president of United States Donald trump has accumulated international bets close to 50 million euros, while those of Joe biden they are close to 30 million euros. The distribution, yes, has been uneven over time. Now the flow is higher towards Biden and he marks him as a favorite, according...
    By Andre Paultre PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haitian President Jovenel Moise has appointed nine members to a provisional electoral council tasked with preparing a constitutional referendum and organizing local, municipal, legislative and presidential elections in the Caribbean country. The United States government this week reiterated a strongly worded call for Moise and other political forces to...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- In this week's edition of The Countdown, Bill Ritter is joined by ABC News political director Rick Klein and political consultant Hank Sheinkopf to discuss President Trump's push for a COVID-19 vaccine and the upcoming debates.President Donald Trump announced Friday that the U.S. will have 100 million doses of an approved...
    How to honor RBG by supporting her favorite causes 25 Towns Devastated by Losing a Single Company As Facebook struggles to fight misinformation ahead of the 2020 elections, Google is escaping the spotlight © Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google parent Alphabet, during Google's annual developer conference in 2013. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images ...
    Early voting began Friday in Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Virginia A long line waits to vote in Fairfax, Virginia. Photo: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / . / . By: Europa Press September 19, 2020 States of Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Virginia have given the starting gun...
    (CNN)You may be through with 2020 already, but brace yourselves. The next 50 to 120 days could be the most volatile globally for decades.The October Surprise that American pollsters await with trepidation is usually a US domestic upset. But the past two decades have also seen major international events overshadow November elections. Going back from...
    DENVER (AP) — A majority of President Donald Trump’s supporters plan to cast their ballot on Election Day, while about half of Joe Biden’s backers plan to vote by mail, a sign of a growing partisan divide over how best to conduct elections in the United States. Overall, 39% of registered voters say they will...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The Maryland State Board of Elections posted online Friday a list of statewide ballot drop box locations for the 2020 general election, as well as the dates each ballot drop box location will be available to voters. Once open, the ballot drop boxes will remain open until Election Day, November 3,...
            by Daniel Payne  A professor of political science whose controversial election model has correctly called five of the last six U.S. presidential elections says President Trump will win reelection in 2020 in a “landslide.” Helmut Norpoth, who teaches at Stony Brook University, is giving Trump “a 90-percent chance of being...
    Europe’s largest security organization said Friday that it has drastically scaled back plans to send as many as 500 observers to the U.S. to monitor the Nov. 3 presidential election and now will deploy just 30 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe — better known for monitoring elections...
    Europe’s largest security organization said Friday that it has drastically scaled back plans to send as many as 500 observers to the U.S. to monitor the Nov. 3 presidential election and now will deploy just 30 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe — better known for monitoring elections...
    By WILLIAM J. KOLE, Associated Press Europe’s largest security organization said Friday that it has drastically scaled back plans to send as many as 500 observers to the U.S. to monitor the Nov. 3 presidential election and now will deploy just 30 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe...
    The tenant of the White House will give an outdoor speech in the evening at an airport in the city of Bemidji, while the former vice-president of Barack Obama will speak in the middle of the afternoon from Duluth. In 2016, Hillary Clinton had won by a short head in...