Ohio voters pass Issue 1 constitutional amendment to protect abortion and reproductive rights

BY: and - November 8, 2023

Ohio voters passed the Issue 1 constitutional amendment to protect abortion and reproductive rights Tuesday. The Associated Press called the election over Issue 1 shortly after 9 p.m. With more than 99% of precincts reporting early Wednesday, the amendment was passing with 56.35% of the vote, or 2.14 million voters out of more than 3.8 […]


Justine Wadsack’s ballot pics give her a ‘glass houses problem’

BY: - November 7, 2023

What in the name of Sidney Powell is Arizona state Sen. Justine Wadsack doing seemingly illegally posting pictures of somebody’s ballot on social media? Wadsack tweeted/X-ed/Twixed a ballot, purporting it to be hers. It was all filled out as a guide to tell her supporters how to vote and otherwise sane people exactly how not to vote. […]

Republicans who have spent years lying about ‘rigged’ elections now need your vote to win

BY: - November 6, 2023

She told you the 2020 election was rigged. She claimed that thousands of “illegal ballots” counted in 2022 meant that your vote didn’t matter.  And now she wants you to vote for her in 2024.  Kari Lake, the leading Republican candidate for U.S. senator from Arizona, spent the last year fighting unsuccessful court battles to […]

One year out: how a free and fair 2024 presidential election could be under threat

BY: - November 6, 2023

The last time America elected a president, it led to a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol and a failed coup that gravely damaged the political system and marred the peaceful transfer of power for the first time in U.S. history. A year from now, the nation’s voters will decide another presidential contest — likely […]

Spending mess in Congress could arch over into pivotal 2024 election year

BY: - November 3, 2023

WASHINGTON — Congress will need to pass a second stopgap funding measure before Thanksgiving if lawmakers want to avoid a government shutdown, though pushing off final decisions on full-year spending bills until next year would put lawmakers smack dab in the middle of what’s expected to be a contentious 2024 primary season. During election years, […]

Testimony from election deniers begins Trump’s defense in Colorado 14th Amendment trial

BY: - November 3, 2023

A series of tense exchanges between plaintiffs’ attorneys and witnesses called by former President Donald Trump’s legal team characterized the opening stages of Trump’s defense in a Colorado trial to determine whether he is ineligible to seek office under the Constitution’s “insurrection” clause. Several of the witnesses called by Trump’s attorneys are close allies of […]

Hobbs gives $2M to election efforts, orders departments to ramp up voter registration

BY: - November 2, 2023

Gov. Katie Hobbs on Thursday announced she was dedicating $2.3 million to improve Arizona elections, and she issued a trio of executive orders that are aimed at bolstering elections in the Grand Canyon State. The $2.3 million from the federal American Rescue Plan Act will go toward paying for some of the 16 proposals that […]

Whose ballot did Justine Wadsack post online? Pima County says it couldn’t have been hers.

BY: - November 2, 2023

A Republican state senator posted a photo on social media of what she claimed was her ballot but which election officials say couldn’t possibly be hers, raising questions that she committed a crime by publishing another person’s ballot.  On Monday, Republican state Sen. Justine Wadsack made a post on X, formerly Twitter, telling voters that […]

State and local election workers quitting amid abuse, officials tell U.S. Senate panel

BY: - November 1, 2023

State and local election officials face threats and intimidation, driving experienced workers out of the profession, a panel of election officials told a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday. Conspiracy theories have fueled a more hostile environment for election workers, which has led many to quit, creating more challenges for the inexperienced new leaders, the top election […]

‘Insurrection’ clause’s Civil War-era history scrutinized in third day of Colorado Trump trial

BY: - November 1, 2023

When Gerard Magliocca, an Indiana University law professor, submitted a draft law review article on Section 3 of the 14th Amendment for publication in December 2020, few in the world of constitutional law could have anticipated just how relevant it would become a short time later. At the time, Magliocca said in testimony in Denver […]

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Complaint alleges GOP lawmaker illegally used campaign cash to attend J6

BY: - October 30, 2023

An Arizona GOP legislator who was among the rioting crowds at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, is facing a campaign finance complaint alleging that he illegally used cash from a failed re-election bid to attend the insurrection. The complaint against Sen. Anthony Kern, R-Glendale claims that Kern improperly used campaign funds from his […]

Trump 14th Amendment trial in Colorado opens with focus on events of Jan. 6

BY: - October 30, 2023

A weeklong trial in a challenge to former President Donald Trump’s constitutional eligibility to seek office again began in a Denver courtroom on Monday with a focus on the events of Jan. 6, 2021, when a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol and interrupted the certification of election results. Six Colorado voters have alleged in […]