DeJoy says USPS will expedite midterm ballots, holds firm on electric trucks

DeJoy says USPS will expedite midterm ballots, holds firm on electric trucks

This post was originally published on this siteIn a wide-ranging interview, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy says top Biden administration priorities should go through Congress, not the Postal Service.

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The race to change voting rules is on

The race to change voting rules is on

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Texas mail-in ballot rejection rate skyrockets under GOP voter suppression law

Texas mail-in ballot rejection rate skyrockets under GOP voter suppression law

This post was originally published on this site It used to be rare for mail-in ballots to be thrown out in Texas, but thanks to the GOP’s new voter suppression law, more than 27,000 of them were flagged for rejection during the state’s recent primary election, according to a new...

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Uncounted mail-in ballots discovered in Texas add uncertainty to two Democratic races

Uncounted mail-in ballots discovered in Texas add uncertainty to two Democratic races

This post was originally published on this site HOUSTON — Two notable Democratic primary races have gained a new level of uncertainty after Texas’ largest county said it “identified approximately 10,000 mail-in ballots (6,000 Democratic and 4,000 Republican) that were not added into the original Election Night count.” Harris County...

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Kansas agrees new mail ballot restrictions are unconstitutional, will pay legal fees

Kansas agrees new mail ballot restrictions are unconstitutional, will pay legal fees

This post was originally published on this site A federal court on Friday struck down parts of a new Kansas law that criminalized the distribution of advanced mail ballot applications. The state agreed not to object to arguments raised by nonprofit organizations that said the 2021 law violates the First...

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Texas counties reject unprecedented numbers of mail ballots ahead of March 1 primary under restrictive new law

Texas counties reject unprecedented numbers of mail ballots ahead of March 1 primary under restrictive new law

This post was originally published on this siteThousands of early ballots have been rejected because voters did not meet a new requirement to provide an identification number inside the return envelope.

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New ‘terrifying’ GOP proposal in Arizona would allow lawmakers to reject election results

New ‘terrifying’ GOP proposal in Arizona would allow lawmakers to reject election results

This post was originally published on this site Lawmakers would have the power to reject election results under a sweeping piece of legislation that would make seismic changes to the way elections are conducted in Arizona. Rep. John Fillmore’s House Bill 2596 would eliminate no-excuse early voting, which is used...

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Why Texas election officials are rejecting hundreds of vote-by-mail applications

Why Texas election officials are rejecting hundreds of vote-by-mail applications

This post was originally published on this site Ahead of the March primary, local elections officials in Texas are starting to deal with the effects of a new GOP-backed voting law. (Image credit: Sergio Flores/Getty Images)

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Half of mail-in ballot requests rejected in key Texas county

Half of mail-in ballot requests rejected in key Texas county

This post was originally published on this site Voting rights advocates responded with alarm to reports this week that around half of the mail-in voting applications in Texas’ fifth-largest county have been rejected as a result of a recently enacted voter suppression law that experts say is part of a...

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