After attacks on the 2020 election, secretary of state races take on new urgency

After attacks on the 2020 election, secretary of state races take on new urgency

This post was originally published on this site In swing states like Georgia, Arizona and Michigan, pro-Trump Republican primary candidates for secretary of state have embraced falsehoods about the systems they want to oversee. (Image credit: Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

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The conservative state that’s paving the way for mail-in voting

The conservative state that’s paving the way for mail-in voting

This post was originally published on this site  Illustration by Joe Gough Vote by mail is popular in Utah. So why are other conservative states trying to curb it? In the run-up to the 2020 election, Utah was having a moment, enjoying the kind of spotlight leaders of the state...

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Just one-third of GOP voters say they trust 2024 elections will be fair: poll

Just one-third of GOP voters say they trust 2024 elections will be fair: poll

This post was originally published on this siteA new poll by NPR has found that only 33 percent of Republicans trust that the 2024 elections will be fair.The poll found that most Americans do trust that the elections will be fair, but that GOP voters are far less likely to think so.The…

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Republicans want more eyes on election workers. Experts worry about their intent

Republicans want more eyes on election workers. Experts worry about their intent

This post was originally published on this site Normally, more involvement in democracy is a good thing. But officials worry people could be motivated to take their election watcher roles too far. (Image credit: Patrick Semansky/AP)

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Most Americans trust elections are fair, but sharp divides exist, a new poll finds

Most Americans trust elections are fair, but sharp divides exist, a new poll finds

This post was originally published on this site Many Republicans appear to have bought into Trump’s lies about widespread election fraud. A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds that just a third of GOP voters say they trust elections are fair. (Image credit: Kaz Fantone for NPR/Kaz Fantone for NPR)

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States rethink ‘prison gerrymandering’ in 2020 redistricting process

States rethink ‘prison gerrymandering’ in 2020 redistricting process

This post was originally published on this siteMore than a dozen states are changing how they handle incarcerated Americans in redistricting maps, unwinding a practice critics call “prison gerrymandering.”

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Dems, Republicans slam Michigan redistricting panel over closed session on Voting Rights Act

Dems, Republicans slam Michigan redistricting panel over closed session on Voting Rights Act

This post was originally published on this site The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission is facing some backlash after hosting a closed meeting Wednesday to discuss the Voting Rights Act (VRA). The MICRC postponed Wednesday’s meeting in East Lansing for over two hours after receiving a death threat through email....

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How Gerrymandering stifles potential voters and candidates as well as skews policy

How Gerrymandering stifles potential voters and candidates as well as skews policy

This post was originally published on this siteNew voting maps in Texas are already facing legal challenges for discrimination, but that’s just the start of how gerrymandering affects the nation’s democracy.

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In Virginia, Early Voting Has an Impact. And a Long Run.

In Virginia, Early Voting Has an Impact. And a Long Run.

This post was originally published on this siteThe pandemic has helped convert more and more voters into early voters, as hundreds of thousands of Virginians have made clear in recent weeks.

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