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Latino groups sue to stop Iowa absentee ballot procedure law

Jul. 14, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

Two Latino advocacy groups on Tuesday sued the state of Iowa over a law that prohibits county election officials from using information readily available in the voter registration database to fill in information that's missing from a voter’s absentee ballot request. The law pushed through by Republican...

Editorial Roundup:

Jul. 13, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. July 9, 2020. In face of coronavirus pandemic, Iowa should position itself for a largely remote general election in November Gov. Kim Reynolds has still not signed an executive order restoring voting rights to felons. She did, however, find a pen to sign a bill that could reduce voter...

A pastor speaks during an invocation prayer at the annual Republican Party of Wisconsin State Convention, Saturday, July 11, 2020, at KI Convention Center in Green Bay, Wis. (Ebony Cox/The Post-Crescent via AP)

Trump advisers rally Wisconsin Republicans, mock Democrats

Jul. 11, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A pair of President Donald Trump's top advisers touted him to Wisconsin Republicans on Saturday as a defender of law and order who will win over key Black voters, while casting presumed Democratic rival Joe Biden as out of touch and Biden's party as a “mob” bent on...

West Virginia mail carrier admits attempted election fraud

Jul. 9, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia postal carrier pleaded guilty Thursday to altering mail-in requests for absentee voter ballots. Thomas Cooper entered the plea in federal court in Elkins to attempted election fraud and injury to the mail, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell said in a statement. Cooper was...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 8, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: For new police oversight commission to work, Philly must learn from its past The Philadelphia Inquirer July 8 After weeks of protest against police brutality and racism in policing, Philadelphia City Council unveiled its...

A woman wearing gloves drops off a mail-in ballot at a drop box in Hackensack, N.J., Tuesday, July 7, 2020. New Jersey Democrats and Republicans will choose their candidates for president, Senate and House on Tuesday, but because of the COVID-19 outbreak, they'll be doing it mostly by mail-in ballots. Voters have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to get their ballots postmarked, put in a county drop box or dropped off in person at the county board of elections. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NJ's mail primary gets results, though some races undecided

Jul. 8, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s practically all-mail primary on Tuesday produced results in some of the state’s most closely watched contests despite concerns that Election Day would end in uncertainty. Though there was little suspense, former Vice President Joe Biden won the Democratic...

Appeals court reverses Wisconsin voting restrictions rulings

Jul. 6, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel upheld a host of Republican-authored voting restrictions in Wisconsin on Monday, handing conservatives a significant win in a pair of lawsuits just months before residents in the battleground state cast their ballots for president. The three-judge panel...

Tuesday's vote-by-mail primary poised to test New Jersey

Jul. 4, 2020 9:40 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's nearly all-mail primary on Tuesday is emerging as a test of the state's ability to deliver a drama-free election in the face of critical tweets from President Donald Trump and a GOP seeking federal election monitors. Tuesday is the deadline for Democratic and Republican...

FILE - In this May 28, 2020 file photo, Dave Turnier processes mail-in ballots at at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pa., prior to the primary election. President Donald Trump’s campaign and allies have blocked efforts to expand mail-in voting, forcing an awkward confrontation with top GOP election officials promoting the opposite in their states. The rare dissonance between Trump and other Republican elected officials also reflects another reality that the president will not concede: Many in his party believe expanding mail-in voting could ultimately help him. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Can Trump's anti-mail-voting crusade hurt him in key states?

Jul. 3, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign and allies have blocked efforts to expand mail-in voting, forcing an awkward confrontation with top GOP election officials who are promoting the opposite in their states. The rare dissonance between Trump and other Republican elected officials also...

Public transport drivers take part in a protest demanding an increase in fares because quarantine measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus have decreased their income, in La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Bolivia tries to hold elections amid pandemic, risking chaos

Jul. 2, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Deserted during months of quarantine, the streets of Bolivia are roiling again with protests that have forced the government into an uncomfortable challenge: trying to resolve the country's long-term political crisis with elections in the middle of a rising pandemic. If plans hold,...