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    Need to stay updated on coronavirus news in Texas? Our evening roundup will help you stay on top of the day’s latest updates. Sign up here. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is facing a lawsuit over his extension of early voting for the November election from prominent members of his own party — including state party...
    Food delivery service Postmates has partnered with former First Lady Michelle Obama on a campaign called “When We All Vote” to encourage U.S. citizens to register to vote. The company is even offering a free delivery code to entice customers to be “civic-minded.” Recently, the food delivery service Postmates announced a partnership with former First...
    BOSTON (AP) — There’s the windup, the pitch — and the vote. Election officials in Boston are expected to approve Fenway Park as an early voting venue when they meet Thursday, after Red Sox owner John Henry offered the storied ballpark for voters hesitant to cast ballots indoors. City officials toured the park and have...
    Republicans will ask the Supreme Court to limit mail-in voting in Pennsylvania after the top court in the key swing state extended ballot deadlines last week. Republicans state legislative leaders indicated Tuesday in a court filing that they will ask the Supreme Court for an emergency stay to block the state court’s ruling from taking effect before the election. The...
    Photo via NSFDesmond Meade graduated from law school, made it onto Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people and was at the forefront of a successful crusade to restore voting rights to convicted felons in Florida. But the former drug dealer who was tossed out of the Army three decades ago hasn’t redeemed...
    With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and controversies surrounding mail-in ballots, there's been a growing interest in the possibility of voting online. "It would theoretically make it simpler for people," said Lawrence Norden, director of the Election Reform Program at the Brennan Center for Justice. "They don't want to have to enter a crowded polling place,...
    BOSTON (AP) — There's the windup, the pitch — and the vote. Election officials in Boston are expected to approve Fenway Park as an early voting venue when they meet Thursday, after Red Sox owner John Henry offered the storied ballpark for voters hesitant to cast ballots indoors. City officials toured the park and have...
    BOSTON – There's the windup, the pitch — and the vote. Election officials in Boston are expected to approve Fenway Park as an early voting venue when they meet Thursday, after Red Sox owner John Henry offered the storied ballpark for voters hesitant to cast ballots indoors. City officials toured the park and have said...
    Election Question: What steps have been taken to protect the nation’s election systems from potential interference by foreign powers like Russia? Have voting systems been “hardened” in any way? Answer: Federal, state and local officials prioritized securing voting systems after Russia interfered in the 2016 election, breaking down bureaucracy to improve communication of potential threats,...
    FORMER first lady Michelle Obama encouraged young voters to cast their ballots in the upcoming presidential election, telling them not to think their votes don't count. Obama stressed the importance of voting during an Instagram Live event for her voter registration and engagement organization When We All Vote with actress Zendaya on Tuesday. 5Michelle Obama...
    Increased security measures are not stopping cyber operatives from looking for ways to break into critical U.S. voting systems, according to officials charged with safeguarding the nation's Nov. 3 presidential election.  But exactly who is behind the ongoing efforts remains unclear.  "Election systems, like IT systems generally, are being scanned, are being targeted, are being...
    By The Associated Press Election Question: What steps have been taken to protect the nation’s election systems from potential interference by foreign powers like Russia? Have voting systems been “hardened” in any way? Answer: Federal, state and local officials prioritized securing voting systems after Russia interfered in the 2016 election, breaking down bureaucracy to improve...
    Jordan LaBouff, University of Maine Houses of worship may be busier than usual come Election Day as Americans head to the polls rather than the pews. A 2010 census of religious congregations identified nearly 350,000 churches, mosques, temples and other religious establishments attended by more than 150 million Americans, primarily for spiritual needs and social...
    The 2020 presidential election is around the corner, and we know the importance of this election cycle cannot be overstated. We also know that Donald Trump’s attacks on the United States Postal Service (USPS) are already affecting mail now as people report major delays. We know, too, that along with Trump’s rallies against mail-in voting, obsessively describing...
    The Maine Supreme Court greenlighted ranked-choice voting for the upcoming presidential election-- becoming the first state in the nation to do so -- and overriding efforts by Republicans to block the implementation of the system they say prevents voters' rights from being heard. The system allows voters to rank all of the candidates on the ballot. If no one...
    Election Question: What steps have been taken to protect the nation’s election systems from potential interference by foreign powers like Russia? Have voting systems been “hardened” in any way? Answer: Federal, state and local officials prioritized securing voting systems after Russia interfered in the 2016 election, breaking down bureaucracy to improve communication of potential threats,...
    Election Question: What steps have been taken to protect the nation’s election systems from potential interference by foreign powers like Russia? Have voting systems been “hardened” in any way? Answer: Federal, state and local officials prioritized securing voting systems after Russia interfered in the 2016 election, breaking down bureaucracy to improve communication of potential threats,...
    PORTLAND, Maine — Ranked choice voting will be used for the first time in a presidential race in the US under a ruling Tuesday by the Maine Supreme Court, which concluded that a GOP-led petition drive intended to prevent its use came up short. The Supreme Judicial Court concluded the Maine Republican Party failed to...
    By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - From "black-ish" to a "West Wing" reunion, television shows are using the power of entertainment in new ways to encourage more Americans to participate in the Nov. 3 election. Thirty years after "Rock the Vote," a liberal nonprofit group, fused pop culture and politics, TV makers are seeking...
    CHICAGO — More voters than ever are expected to vote early or to vote by mail come this Election Day. Election Day is officially Nov. 3, but voting starts much earlier in Chicago: Early voting will kick off Oct. 1 and officials will start sending out vote-by-mail ballots Sept. 24. People who get a vote-by-mail...
    Voters wait in long lines at an Atlanta-area elementary school on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The lines around lunchtime were taking two and a half hours.TNS via ZUMA Wire For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.It’s practially a given that any major election will...
    John Heilemann, the national affairs analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, explained how President Donald Trump has already laid out his “roadmap” to cheat in plain sight for the upcoming presidential election. Heilemann appeared on MSNBC’s “Deadline White House” where he was asked to weigh in on the election. According to the veteran analyst, Trump’s...
    (CNN)The "I Voted" sticker may look the same, but make no mistake: in 2020, voting will look very different. The best way to make sure your vote is counted is to have a plan. More on Voting CNN's Election 101 2020 presidential polls, explained Having trouble voting? Tell us Mail-in vs. absentee voting How...
    Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, singer John Legend and basketball star LeBron James are among donors who have raised $20 million to pay the debts of thousands of Florida felons so they can vote -- a move that could affect the outcome of Novembers US presidential election. The Florida Rights Restoration Commission (FRRC) said Tuesday it had...
    DANCING With The Stars is now well and truly underway and fans are enjoying seeing the celebrities strut their stuff on the dancefloor. As usual, each week viewers will be able to vote for who they want to see remain in the competition and who will sadly be shown the exit door. 3Fans are able...
    Morgan Marietta September 23, 2020 8:58AM (UTC) This article was originally published on The Conversation. If the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is replaced this year, the Supreme Court will become something the country has not seen since the justices became a dominant force in American cultural life after World War II: a decidedly...
              President Donald Trump announced his intentions to visit Virginia after denouncing Governor Ralph Northam and endorsing congressional candidate Bob Good. Trump tweeted his remarks on the first day of Virginia’s early voting and submission of absentee ballots, September 18. “Voting starts in Virginia TODAY, and we are going...
    BILLIONAIRE and former Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has raised $16 million to pay off debt for more than 31,000 felons in Florida so they can vote in the upcoming election. The former New York City mayor raised the funds as part of an initiative in just the past week alone. 3Former New York City...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Early voting in Minnesota started on September 18 and that’s brought in many Good Questions. 1.) If you applied for an absentee ballot, can you still vote in person? Yes, if a voter didn’t return the ballot, they can go to the polls or early voting locations and vote. “We will ‘spoil’...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, a former New York mayor and onetime Democratic presidential candidate, is the latest celebrity to join in the effort to help Florida felons pay outstanding legal financial obligations so they can register to vote in November. The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition has collected more than $20 million for a...
    (CNN)Mike Tyson, 54, has never voted before. He's changing that this election year. "This will be my 1st time voting," Tyson said in a tweet Tuesday. "I never thought I could because of my felony record. I'm proud to finally vote." He shared the news with his followers along with a link to register to...
    Is it really so hard? Voting, I mean — smooth democratic elections with all citizens able to easily cast their ballots and with every ballot fairly counted. Is that too much for people to ask? After all, the mechanisms for assuring universal suffrage are well known, and the logistics are not exactly rocket science. Speaking...
    Billionaire leftist George Soros funds both legal challenges against voting laws and get-out-the-vote campaigns to assist Democrats, explained Government Accountability Institute Research Director Eric Eggers, author of Fraud: How the Left Plans to Steal the Next Election, offering his comments on Monday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with host Jerome Hudson. Legal organizations filing lawsuits...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- As part of a nationwide effort to make voting safer during the novel coronavirus pandemic, sports arenas across the country are stepping up to help.In several major U.S. cities across at least 14 states, well-known sports arenas or convention centers are transforming into vote "super centers."Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara county...
    Increased security measures are not stopping cyber operatives from looking for ways to break into critical U.S. voting systems, according to officials charged with safeguarding the nation's Nov. 3 presidential election.  But exactly who is behind the ongoing efforts remains unclear.  "Election systems, like IT systems generally, are being scanned, are being targeted, are being...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- COVID-19 has already forced Illinois election officials to retool some voting procedures. Social distancing, personal protective equipment and additional ways to turn in your ballot are all side-effects of the pandemic.Some election authorities are worried the virus may prevent people from signing up to work the polls. Although in Chicago, so far,...
    The photo showed six mask-less Trump supporters waving Trump-Pence signs outside the entrance to Fairfax County Government Center on September 19, Virginia’s second day of early voting. The accompanying New York Times’ report describing their loud electioneering in the populous blue county outside Washington inflamed passions and went viral. “No gang of goons is going to deter...
    RICHMOND, Calif. (KGO) -- A Bay Area legend turned 99-years-old today. Betty Reid Soskin celebrated on Zoom and offered sage advice to get out and vote this fall.When you're 99, it's easy to look back -- But Betty Reid Soskin is also looking ahead, saying she's grateful.RELATED: Bay Area legal community shares memories of Supreme...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Foot Locker stores aren't just a place to buy your favorite athletic wear anymore; they're now a place where you can register to vote."We need to vote and I think that's a good idea," said Marcellus Brown, Chicago resident.Starting Tuesday, anyone who wants to can register to vote or check their voter...
    By Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. federal law enforcement and cybersecurity agencies on Tuesday warned that "foreign actors" will likely try to discredit the November presidential election by taking advantage of the slow counting of mail-in ballots. Americans are expected to submit mail-in ballots in record numbers for the Nov. 3 contest between President...
    USAID dissent memo details frustrations with Trump appointee Is Drew Brees done? Heres what the Saints had to say about it on Monday night Chance the Rapper told followers to vote for whoever their mom is voting for, and now people are dragging him on Twitter © Provided by INSIDER Chance the Rapper encouraged fans...
    Joe Biden is already benefitting from eating into key Donald Trump support among seniors and white voters. But now there’s evidence that younger voters—who largely side with Democrats—could turn in numbers not seen since Barack Obama jazzed the demographic back in 2008, according to the Washington Post‘s Greg Sargent. A new survey of 18-to-29 year olds from the Harvard Kennedy...
    NBC The "America's Got Talent" finals air on September 22 and 23. A winner will be crowned at the end of Wednesday night's episode, based on viewer's votes. The finals of America’s Got Talent season 15 begin on Tuesday, September 22, with the final 10 acts performing one last time in the hopes...
    NBA star LeBron James has reportedly been reaching out to convicted felons to help them pay any lingering fines that are preventing them from being able to vote. James has partnered with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition to send text messages to notify anyone who may qualify for the assistance, according to OutKick. ...
    Washington, DC (CNN)Philadelphia's top election official is warning that thousands of mail-in ballots could be thrown out in November unless changes are made to rules around "secrecy envelopes" -- second sleeves that help prevent poll workers from seeing how someone voted. The Pennsylvania Supreme court ruled last Friday that officials can reject so-called naked ballots...