NBA player LeBron James has joined a team of other black athletes and entertainers to form More Than a Vote, an organization that will dedicate at least part of its efforts to safeguarding African-American voting rights.
After the Oklahoma State Supreme Court ruled that residents casting absentee ballots in the upcoming elections will not have to get their ballots notarized, House Republicans passed an amended bill to reinstate the notary requirement. The amendment, Senate Bill 210, was authored by Representative Chris Kannady (R-Oklahoma City).
Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee in this year’s general election, says President Donald Trump may want to delay it.
“Mark my words: I think he is gonna try to kick back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it can’t be held,” Biden said at a virtual fundraiser.
President Donald Trump and Republicans have repeatedly disparaged vote-by-mail options in response to criticisms from voting rights advocates who’ve expressed safety concerns during the coronavirus pandemic.
President Trump’s actions are leading the U.S. toward dictatorship, a senior Democrat has said. Congresswoman Maxine Waters slammed the President for opposing vote by mail and warned Americans to ‘beware.’
Former First Lady Michelle Obama and her voting rights group When We All Vote have thrown their support behind vote-by-mail options amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“There is nothing partisan about striving to live up to the promise of our country; making the democracy we all cherish more accessible; and protecting our neighbors, friends and loved ones as they participate in this cornerstone of American life,” she said in a statement provided to Axios.
Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services (DHS) announced it would monitor whether this week’s election caused a spike in coronavirus infections.
“We will continue this important work to ensure that every case is followed up on, contacted, and anyone who may have been exposed notified. We hope the extraordinary efforts taken by local clerks, public health [departments], voters, and poll workers helped minimize any transmission but we stand prepared to respond if that isn’t the case,” DHS Secretary Andrea Palm said in a statement, adding that the manner in which the virus spreads means officials probably won’t know who contracted the virus on the day of the election until sometime next week.
Fox News is claiming that requiring Trump to release his tax returns or not be on the ballot is interfering with voting rights, which it is not.
Recognizing that granting imprisoned people voting rights is essential to challenging racism and achieving democracy stands as a key and crucial challenge for progressives if we are to approach the achievement of democracy.
"I do not know anyone who believes that the Trump administration is interested in enhancing the Voting Rights Act," Cummings said, adding: "The administration has done everything in its power to suppress the vote."
U.S. rights advocates said they are on the alert for ways in which votes could be suppressed in Tuesday's congressional elections because complaints about registration problems, faulty equipment and intimidation have been a feature of early balloting that began last month.
U.S. voting rights advocacy groups on Thursday sued Georgia's top election official, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, accusing him of putting more than 50,000 voter registration applications on hold to boost his gubernatorial campaign.
A Missouri state judge ordered on Tuesday that state election authorities could no longer tell voters that they are required to show a photo identification card in order to cast a ballot, blocking parts of Missouri's voter identification law.
Simply put, “partisan gerrymandering” is a rebrand of “race based gerrymandering.” Republicans are trying to find the magic words to suppress votes by people who are more likely to vote for Democrats.
When asked by Pew which freedoms they consider essential, 92% of respondents said freedom of speech and 91 identified the right to vote.
“It seems to be, and correct me if I’m wrong here, but virtually every case of voter fraud I can remember in my lifetime was committed by Democrats.”
On Saturday morning, the Supreme Court reversed the Ninth Circuit’s ruling involving an Arizona law, H.B. 2023, that bans “ballot harvesting” by making it “a felony for anyone other than election officials, mail carriers, family members, or caregivers to collect early voting ballots.”
"You can get them but you shouldn’t be allowed to vote, it’s a conflict of interest. Take that away, we’d win every single election in this country"
An investigation into voter fraud by the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office caught the attention of the California State Attorney General’s Office into possible voter intimidation.
Beshear signed an executive order on Tuesday to restore voting rights to 180,000 Kentucky residents who had completed their sentences