Election 2020

A Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act opened the floodgates for new restrictions

It hadn’t even been a day since the U.S. Supreme Court dismantled one of the pillars of voting rights in America, and North Carolina lawmakers weren’t wasting any time.

Voter fraud myth persists despite constant failure to prove claims

TOPEKA, Kansas — Scott Moore had never heard of the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck program before election officials in Kansas and Florida exposed his personal information, along with 944 other Kansas voters.

Judge orders voter registration deadline extended until late October

A federal judge has ordered Arizona to extend its voter registration deadline, which had been set for the end of Monday, until Oct. 23.

Trump returns to the White House, still infected with coronavirus

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is expected to leave Walter Reed National Military Hospital on Monday evening, announcing his plans in a social media post that declared he’s “feeling really good” as he recovers from COVID-19.

Want to vote in November? Today’s the last day to register to vote

Arizonans have until 11:59 p.m. tonight to register to vote if they hope to cast a ballot in the Nov. 3 presidential election.

‘I just don’t trust the system any more’: Voters on edge as election nears

WASHINGTON — Widespread anxiety and confusion around voting, compounded by the pandemic that has spread to millions of Americans, including President Donald Trump.

Few precedents for presidential candidates unable to stay on the ticket

President Donald Trump’s diagnosis with COVID-19 just a month before Election Day raises the question of what happens in the unlikely case a nominee is unable to continue as a candidate for the presidency.

Trump to spend several days at Walter Reed after COVID symptoms worsen

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was to be taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in suburban Maryland late Friday afternoon, where White House officials said he is expected to stay for “the next few days” for treatment of COVID-19.

Mark Kelly spending on digital ads skyrockets as early voting approaches

Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Mark Kelly last week spent nearly 800% more on digital ads than Sen. Martha McSally, pumping nearly $1.2 million into advertising on Facebook and Google — more than half of which went to Facebook ads raising money from outside Arizona. 

When politicians use hate speech, political violence increases

My research shows that when politicians use hate speech, domestic terrorism increases – in the U.S. and in other countries.
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