Gerrymandering Is Making Elections Less Competitive

Gerrymandering Is Making Elections Less Competitive

This post was originally published on this site  By the time voters go to the polls in November’s midterm elections, the vast majority of congressional races will have effectively been decided. That’s because the number of competitive congressional districts has declined sharply since two years ago, thanks to the bipartisan...

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Disallows Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes

Wisconsin Supreme Court Disallows Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes

This post was originally published on this siteIt’s a critical defeat to Democrats in the battleground state.

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Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote hit with Justice lawsuit

Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote hit with Justice lawsuit

This post was originally published on this siteIn a complaint filed in U.S. District Court, the Justice Department said House Bill 2492 passed this year “turns back the clock” on voting rights.     

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NAACP to partner with Vote.org to boost Black voter turnout in midterms

NAACP to partner with Vote.org to boost Black voter turnout in midterms

This post was originally published on this siteThe NAACP is teaming up with Vote.org to register Black voters ahead of the midterms in an effort to counter new voting restrictions in almost two dozen states.

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Misinformation, violence and a paper shortage threaten midterm elections: officials

Misinformation, violence and a paper shortage threaten midterm elections: officials

This post was originally published on this site Members of a U.S. Senate panel and election administrators raised a bevy of concerns Thursday about the challenges elections officials will face this fall, saying problems ranging from a lack of paper to coordinated misinformation campaigns could affect confidence in U.S. democracy....

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New election laws could create barriers for voters with disabilities

New election laws could create barriers for voters with disabilities

This post was originally published on this siteNew laws with identification requirements, restrictions on voting by mail and other changes could limit voting access for people with disabilities.     

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Florida’s legislature meets in a special session to adopt new congressional maps

Florida’s legislature meets in a special session to adopt new congressional maps

This post was originally published on this siteRepublican leaders say they’ll approve maps drawn by the governor that eliminate two Black voting districts. Gov. Ron DeSantis insisted on district maps that give an extra advantage to Republicans.

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Fate of absentee ballot drop boxes on trial in Wisconsin Supreme Court case

Fate of absentee ballot drop boxes on trial in Wisconsin Supreme Court case

This post was originally published on this siteThe Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to hear a case Wednesday that may determine the use of absentee ballot drop boxes in state elections this year and beyond.

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Supreme Court Sides With Republicans in Case on Wisconsin Redistricting

Supreme Court Sides With Republicans in Case on Wisconsin Redistricting

This post was originally published on this siteThe justices sent a case on legislative maps back to a state court for another look, but they refused a request to block the state’s congressional maps.

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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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