Voter fraud charges endanger Texas mayor, topple another in NJ

Politics 05/06/19, 06:00

In a tale of two city mayors arrested last week on voter fraud charges, one resigned while the other says a jury will decide.  Edinburg, Texas, Mayor Richard Molina doesn’t plan to go anywhere. Molina won the mayor’s race in November 2017 by 1,240 votes. But on April 25, Texas Rangers ...

New Tennessee law punishes voter signup missteps; suit filed

U.S. 05/02/19, 21:27

Tennessee's governor signed GOP-backed legislation Thursday that would likely make his state the first to fine voter registration groups for turning in too many incomplete signup forms, prompting a federal lawsuit and protests by critics who said it would suppress efforts to register minorities and other voters.Tennessee's NAACP chapter and ...

Twitter stops blocking French government’s ad campaign

Europe 04/04/19, 07:16

Twitter said Thursday it has stopped blocking French government ads calling on people to vote after it came under fire from authorities for being overzealous in applying a law aimed at banning fake news.The social media company modified its policy after executives met with French government officials, saying it has ...

Gillum wants to register 1 million Florida voters for 2020

U.S. 03/20/19, 20:08

Former Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum wants to register at least 1 million voters in an effort to make the state swing blue in the 2020 presidential race, he announced Wednesday evening. Gillum told supporters at Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens that Democrats must now begin to actively engage ...

O’Rourke seeks end of voter ID laws that he calls ‘racist’

2020 Campaign 03/19/19, 20:39

Democrat Beto O'Rourke is calling for an end to what he sees as "racist voter ID laws" during his first presidential campaign stop in New Hampshire. Speaking at Keene State College on Tuesday, the former Texas congressman also called for expanding same-day voter registration, as well as federal oversight of the ...

California GOP gathers to chart a course after 2018 defeats

U.S. 02/22/19, 15:11

The 2018 election left California Republicans in dismal shape, with no statewide officeholders, just seven of 53 U.S. House seats, less than a quarter of all state legislative seats and third-place status in voter registration behind independents and Democrats. Now the party faithful are gathering to decide who among three candidates ...

Report: Millennial voter registration in Oregon soars

Politics 02/21/19, 15:33

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday touted the success of the state's unique automatic voter registration program, pointing to a new report that argues the "Oregon model" could be key to engaging millennial voters nationwide. The study by the nonprofit Center for American Progress found that voter registration numbers among youths ...

Georgia voting problems highlighted in congressional hearing

Politics 02/19/19, 17:13

Strict voter registration requirements, polling place confusion and other obstacles Georgia voters faced in 2018 show why federal oversight of elections is still needed in places with a history of discrimination, said several people who testified Tuesday during a congressional field hearing.Democrat Stacey Abrams, who lost her bid for governor ...

Tight race in Georgia shines light on voting restrictions

U.S. 11/10/18, 13:51

He aggressively deleted inactive voters from registration rolls, enforced an "exact match" policy that could have prevented thousands of Georgians from registering to vote and launched an investigation that disrupted a major voter registration drive.Now Republican Brian Kemp is declaring himself the victor in Georgia's race for governor, a race ...

Nebraska Gov. Ricketts rolls to victory over Democrat Krist

U.S. 11/07/18, 00:33

Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts sailed to a second term in Nebraska on Tuesday, prevailing over a Democratic state lawmaker who promised to govern as a centrist and reduce partisanship at the Capitol. Republicans typically are favored in Nebraska, given the GOP's large voter registration edge, and Ricketts had reason to be ...

Republican dominance unlikely to change in Wyoming

Business 11/05/18, 14:10

Voter registration trends suggest strong support for Republican-dominated governance ahead of Tuesday's election in Wyoming, where Republicans have held every federal and statewide office for almost eight years and Democrats increasingly struggle to compete. Mary Throne, a former Wyoming House minority leader from Cheyenne, is the Democrats' most experienced candidate for ...

Single race may tip power balance in California Legislature

U.S. 11/03/18, 11:28

Whether Democrats win a veto-proof supermajority in both chambers of the California Legislature will likely come down to a sprawling state Senate district west of Fresno that looks on paper like it should be a lock for the party. Democrats have an 18-point voter registration advantage in the district, where two ...

Early voting ahead of midterms reveals vote-related problems

U.S. 11/02/18, 10:05

Rejected voter registrations, malfunctioning voting machines, confusion among election workers. These problems and more have surfaced during early voting ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections. A rundown of voting problems so far around the country:VOTING MACHINES— Some Texas voters reported that balloting machines flipped their straight-ticket selections to the other party ...

Voting access dominates Georgia debate between Abrams, Kemp

Politics 10/24/18, 00:36

The first debate between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp in the race for Georgia governor was dominated by charges of voter suppression and counterclaims of encouraging illegal voting.Libertarian candidate Ted Metz also participated in Tuesday's debate.Disputes over voting access took center stage at the debate, highlighting Abrams' historic ...

Abrams, Kemp spar over voting access in Georgia debate

Politics 10/23/18, 20:43

Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp met Tuesday evening in their first of two debates in a fierce Georgia governor's race rocked recently by charges of voter suppression and images of Abrams burning a Confederate insignia as a college student.The latest turns highlight Abrams' historic bid to become the ...

Florida Democrats sue to extend voter registration deadline

Florida 10/09/18, 03:05

A partisan brushfire blew up Tuesday amid the threat of Hurricane Michael over voter registration deadlines in the battleground state of Florida.The Florida Democratic Party sued in federal court on Tuesday, asking a judge to extend the state's registration deadline by at least a week.Florida's deadline to register to vote ...

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