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    CHICAGO (WLS) -- In Chicago, not too many years ago, election crimes involved bare-knuckle campaigning at the polls, ballots disappearing in car trunks, and chicanery with the nursing home vote.But now with the high stakes of presidential politics, the potential mischief has gone high tech and federal law enforcement is putting people on high alert.With...
    Warning: This article contains spoilers for Big Brother All-Stars. It’s the year of the wall-yeller on Big Brother. There have been three confirmed instances of an outsider shouting over the walls of the BB backyard, where pertinent game information is revealed to whichever houseguests might be in earshot. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, CBS...
    ORLANDO — It’s no secret that when it comes to presidential elections in Florida, the Sunshine State is typically decided by the slimmest of margins -- and heading into 2020, the numbers show that the margins are “oh-so-close” once again. With each of Florida’s last three presidential races won by less than 3% of the vote (not to mention...
    By ANNA LIZ NICHOLS, Associated Press/ Report for America LANSING, Mich (AP) — Early voting for the 2020 general election started in Michigan on Thursday under expanded voting rights that allow for any resident to request an absentee ballot. Amid concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, nearly 2.4 million residents already had requested absentee ballots, more...
    The Pac-12 ended a six-month shutdown Thursday as the presidents and chancellors approved a restart of competition, including an abbreviated football season that begins the weekend of Nov. 6-7. Each team will play seven games. The conference championship is scheduled for Dec. 19 and will be played on campus of the division winner with the...
    Bradley Cortright September 24, 2020 0 Comments As President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump paid their respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, protesters chanted “vote him out.” Later on Thursday, Trump was asked about the chants, he said, “Well, I think that was just a political chant. We could hardly hear it from where we...
    (CNN)In the wake of President Donald Trump equivocating as to whether he would transfer power to Joe Biden in the event of a defeat at the ballot box in 40 days, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tried to clear things up on Thursday.Spoiler alert: She didn't!"The President will accept the results of a free...
    Democrats have been loudly clamoring for an end to the Electoral College for the last two decades. Their demands began in earnest when Republican George W. Bush defeated Democrat Al Gore in the 2000 election. That was the first time since 1888 that the winner of the Electoral College lost the...
    (CNN)Youth-focused voter engagement organizations saw record high voter registration and engagement numbers on National Voter Registration Day.Motivated in part by the Covid-19 death toll, the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and what organizers describe as the urgency of the 2020 election, organizations including Rock the Vote, NextGen America and When We All...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Fans who have been missing Dodger Stadium can maybe get their fix by casting their vote there this November. (credit: CBS) Dodger Stadium will open up for early voting from Oct. 30 through Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m....
    More than 62% of new voters who registered over the weekend were female. As the nation mourned Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death last Friday, a surge of women and young people registered to vote over the weekend, according to voting groups.  More than...
    OTTAWA (AP) — The leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party voiced support Thursday for proposed legislation on higher emergency benefits for workers, a move that could keep Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s minority Liberal government in power. On Wednesday Trudeau’s government presented its priorities for a new session of Parliament in what’s called the Throne Speech....
    Justin Fields shared a reminder to get out and vote Justin Fields has become one of the faces of college football. The Ohio State quarterback was a vocal leader to get his team on the field this season and will indeed get to play in 2020. That means the Buckeyes are hard at work preparing...
    By NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press Election Day is typically the end of the contentious fight for the White House. But it could just be the beginning. With both Democrats and Republicans preparing for possible legal fights over the vote count, the post-election process for seating the winner is getting a closer look. The two-plus-months of...
    Top Republicans and Democrats pushed back hard Thursday against President Donald Trump’s suggestion he might not accept defeat in the November election, warning him the United States was not “North Korea.” A day after the US leader refused to clearly guarantee a peaceful transfer of power, Republican Senate Speaker Mitch McConnell felt it necessary to...
    Election Day is typically the end of the contentious fight for the White House. But it could just be the beginning. With both Democrats and Republicans preparing for possible legal fights over the vote count, the post-election process for seating the winner is getting a closer look. The two-plus-months of often-ignored procedural steps are...
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) –  Authorities arrested four Gregg County Commissioners, in Longview, Texas on charges in connection with an organized vote harvesting scheme during the 2018 Democratic primary election, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Thursday. To increase the pool of ballots needed to swing the race in Commissioner Shannon Brown’s favor, Brown, along with...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful presidential transition Wednesday comes as Republicans across the country are taking concrete steps that threaten to undermine the integrity of the election, particularly in key battleground states.Trump's comments about the transition were only the latest instance where he's actively sought to sow doubt into the legitimacy...
    As the November Election draws closer, many Democrats are pivoting away from urging their base to vote exclusively by mail, an option many had pushed amid the lingering coronavirus pandemic. The apparent change in tactics comes out of fears of U.S. Postal Service delays, multiple lawsuits, and the prospect of high ballot rejections, Axios...
    By JOHN O'CONNOR, AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The number of people voting on Election Day in Illinois is likely to be reduced, with more people choosing to vote by mail due to the coronavirus pandemic. Vote-by-mail ballots started going out Thursday to a record 1.82 million applicants thus far, according to the...
    By RANDALL CHASE, Associated Press DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge is weighing a request by the state Republican Party to declare a new law allowing universal voting by mail in this year’s elections unconstitutional. The judge told attorneys after hearing arguments Thursday that he will issue a decision by Monday on the GOP’s...
    SANTA BARBARA (CBSLA) — President Donald Trump said he wished “a lot of luck” because “he’s gonna need it” to Prince Harry after he and his wife, Los Angeles native and former “Suits” actress Meghan Markle, urged American to vote this November. The couple, who settled down near Santa Barbara after a brief spell in...
    Ashley Moody. Florida Republicans always have a plan to keep preventing citizens from exercising their right to vote, and this week is no different.  The state’s attorney general, Ashley Moody, asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the FBI to investigate the $16 million raised by Michael Bloomberg to pay off court debts so...
    A group of vulnerable House Democrats on Thursday began circulating a new letter calling on Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHoyer: House should vote on COVID-19 aid — with or without a bipartisan deal Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in repose at Supreme Court McCarthy threatens motion to oust Pelosi if she moves forward with impeachment MORE (D-Calif.)...
    After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle urged people to vote in the upcoming U.S. election in a TV appearance for Time magazine, one reporter felt the need to ask President Donald Trump what he thought about it. Trump responded by saying he was “not a fan” of Markle and that he wishes “a lot of...
    Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) The most quintessentially feckless “The Democrats!™” reaction to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death Friday night came from—who else?—Chuck Schumer, who tweeted the same words Mitch McConnell used four years ago to...
    Leonardo DiCaprio is lending his voice to Netflix’s upcoming limited documentary series about election fraud titled Whose Vote Counts, Explained, which debuts on the streaming service on Monday. The Revenant star and climate change activist is also urging his social media followers to register to vote by joining up with Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote initiative....
    By Elizabeth McGuigan A recent survey in Texas suggested that new gun owners are more likely to support former Vice President Joe Biden than President Donald Trump in this year’s election. There is little evidence to support this, particularly as polls have been so widely off the mark when it comes to support for President Trump and when it...
    Senator Bernie Sanders argued in an impassioned speech Thursday that President Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power is a threat to American democracy. "What I am going to talk about is something that, in my wildest dreams, I never thought I would be discussing," Sanders said.  "And that is the need...
    Former first lady Michelle Obama says Americans shouldn't "listen to people who say ... your vote will get lost" during the 2020 presidential election. Her comments aired during an Instagram Live virtual event on Tuesday for her voter-registration group, When We All Vote, featuring celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Zendaya. "Voting is easy," the former first lady said...
    Democrats are worried 2020 presidential nominee Joe Biden's campaign isn't reaching Latino voters, and heavily populated "purple" states like Arizona could make all the difference come November. Although Biden has maintained a narrow edge above President Trump in several battlegrounds, a recent ABC News/Washington Post public opinion survey showed the president holding a 1-point 49%-48% edge over the...
    By Christopher Bing (Reuters) - U.S. security agencies say they are not aware of any cyber threats that could change vote tallies or "manipulate votes at scale" in the Nov. 3 presidential election, according to a public service announcement released on Thursday. "The FBI and CISA have not identified any incidents, to date, capable of...
    Senators are poised to punt passage of a must-pass stopgap government funding bill into next week and up against the Wednesday deadline to prevent a shutdown.  The Senate is scheduled to take a procedural vote related to the continuing resolution (CR) on Thursday, but then leave town for the weekend. GOP senators say passage of...
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    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., conducts a news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center on Friday, June 26, 2020.Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images A day after President Donald Trump refused to promise a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the 2020 election, lawmakers pushed back on his statements....
    Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody discussed an investigation into former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s $16 million donation to restore voting right for felons. According to Moody, the legal question that warranted an investigation was whether or not Bloomberg’s contribution was a “You know, look, we...
    So far, still so good. The secret of public opinion is that it doesn’t change. We’re locked into our beliefs, and especially so when it comes to the presidency and Donald Trump. No better example of that than the pandemic: 200,000 people are dead, and it cost Trump a measly net three points in his...
    BOSTON (CBS) — A fired-up Gov. Charlie Baker slammed President Donald Trump for not committing to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose November’s election. Baker was asked at his news conference on Thursday to respond to Trump’s comments. “It is appalling and outrageous that anyone suggest for a minute, that if they lose...
    VIDEO4:5804:58Carly Fiorina on TikTok deal: Our Chinese policy needs to be consistent between Republicans and DemocratsSquawk Alley Former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina told CNBC on Thursday she continues to support Democratic nominee Joe Biden's candidacy despite their ideological differences.   "I don't always agree with Joe Biden's policies, but I do think character counts. I think leadership...
    House Democrats, increasingly anxious about leaving Washington without acting on coronavirus relief, are amping up the pressure on Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHoyer: House should vote on COVID-19 aid — with or without a bipartisan deal Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in repose at Supreme Court McCarthy threatens motion to oust Pelosi if she moves forward with...
    Forty-six states have implemented options allowing voters to track their absentee ballot in an effort to alleviate voters’ potential fears, according to an NBC News report. States also hope that the systems, which most states have debuted for the 2020 election amid record amounts of mail-in ballots due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, will help...
    By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge won't block a Tennessee law for the November election that makes it a felony for anyone other than election officials to distribute absentee ballot applications. U.S. District Judge Eli Richardson in Nashville denied the preliminary injunction late Wednesday, determining the law doesn’t restrict...
    By RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington voters have elected a Republican secretary of state for more than five decades in a state mostly run by Democrats. Two-term Secretary of State Kim Wyman — the fifth Republican to hold the office since 1965 — is one of only three statewide elected...
    KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was booed Thursday as he paid respects to late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He plans to nominate a replacement this weekend for the liberal justice, best known for her advancement of women’s rights. The president and first lady Melania Trump — both wearing...
    Loading the player... President Donald Trump was met with boos and chants of “vote him out” as he paid his final respects to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Trump and first lady Melania Trump were at the Supreme Court on Thursday to honor the life of Ginsburg who died of pancreatic...
    Police are investigating how three trays of mail, including absentee ballots, ended up in a ditch in Wisconsin, a swing state whose voters could prove crucial in the upcoming elections. The Outagamie County Sheriff's Office said the mail was found around 8 a.m. Tuesday morning near a highway and was immediately returned to the U.S. Postal...
    A senior adviser for Donald Trump’s re-election campaign Corey Lewandowski said in response to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s comments urging American citizens to vote that he hoped they’d leave the US as the did the UK. Lewandowski spoke exclusively with the Daily Mail, blasting the royal couple for a Time 100 message that made...
    President Donald Trump shouted, “Vote for him!” When he came to the Supreme Court on Thursday morning to pay his respects to the late Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Videos from Capitol Hill showed the president wearing a mask and the first lady standing in the Supreme Court with Melania Trump, with countless spectators shouting and...
    Early voting got underway Thursday in parts of Illinois, including DuPage County, where voters lined up before the polls even opened.Residents looking to vote in-person can do that at the DuPage County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and officials are encouraging people to cast their ballots before Election Day.Normally, turnout is pretty low,...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — In-person early voting is now underway across most of Illinois, although it doesn’t start in Chicago or suburban Cook County until next month. Like everything else right now, voting looks a little different in a pandemic. In DuPage County, the DuPage Fairgrounds in Wheaton will be the first and only polling place...