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Right Wingers Leap On Assault By Republican House Candidate As Another Reason To End Early Voting

Media Matters reports: Conservative media are using Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte’s alleged assault against a reporter to push for ending early voting, because voters who have already cast their ballots in today’s election would not be able to consider the assault charge. Right-wing media have repeatedly attacked early voting, even though it allows more people to participate, results in ...

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NEVADA: Court Denies Trump’s Demand To “Separate And Preserve” Early Votes In State’s Largest County

CNN reports: A Nevada court judge denied a request Tuesday from Donald Trump campaign lawyers to issue an order directing a county registrar of voters to preserve and separate ballots from voting machines in four early voting sites in Clark County, Nevada. In legal briefs filed Monday night, Trump lawyers had asked for an order to have the pertinent early ...

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NEVADA: Trump Sues Largest County, Claims Early Voting Hours Were Illegally Extended, Registar Denies

CNN reports: In a sign that the legal team for the Trump campaign is aggressively laying the groundwork for potential legal challenges — big and small — lawyers have gone to state court in Nevada in an early vote dispute. In legal briefs filed last night, Trump lawyers are asking for relief in case “the election of presidential electors from ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: State GOP Issues Press Release Bragging About Success In Suppressing Minority Vote

“African American Early Voting is down 8.5% from this time in 2012.” Via Daily Kos: This morning, the NC GOP sent out a press release bragging about how successful the state party has been in suppressing the vote. As a reminder, the state “surgically” slashed the early voting methods used by most often by African Americans — including eliminating “Souls ...

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ARIZONA: SCOTUS Rules Against Democrats, Reinstates State’s Felony Ban On Collecting Early Voting Ballots

CBS News reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday reinstated an Arizona law that makes it a felony to collect early ballots, dealing a blow to Democratic get out the vote efforts just days before the presidential election. The order from the nation’s highest court overturns an appeals court decision from a day earlier that blocked the new law. Democratic ...

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Trump Campaign: Change Your Early Votes

The Hill reports: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign is encouraging early voters in Pennsylvania to find out how they can change their ballots. In a tweet posted early Tuesday morning, Trump adviser Dan Scavino provided a phone number for Pennsylvanians to call should they wish to change their “early vote.” “We hear you Pennsylvania! Nobody likes to be duped! ...

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FLORIDA: Democrats Lead In Early Voting Tally

The Washington Post argues that early voting tallies are highly predictive: Early voting is underway in many states, and things seem to look good for Democrats. CNN suggests that Democrats have improved their standing in Arizona and Nevada, compared with 2012. Democrats also are voting at high rates in the key battlegrounds of Florida and North Carolina, according to news ...

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Voter Turnout: Lowest In 72 Years

From the New York Times: The abysmally low turnout in last week’s midterm elections — the lowest in more than seven decades — was bad for Democrats, but it was even worse for democracy. In 43 states, less than half the eligible population bothered to vote, and no state broke 60 percent. In the three largest states — California, Texas ...

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Tweet Of The Day: NARAL North Carolina

This is really happening.

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Phyllis Schlafly: Early Voting Must Be Stopped Because It Helps Democrats

“Democrats promote early voting for the same reason they oppose voter ID: because they view early voting as helping their side. In the absurdly long 35-day period of early voting in Ohio in 2012, Democrats racked up perhaps a million-vote advantage over Republicans before Election Day was ever reached. Republicans have been slow to realize how early voting helps the ...

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Today’s GOP Winning Message

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Lewis Black On GOP Voter Suppression

Fantastic.

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OHIO: GOP Wins Early Voting Battle

Acting on a 5-4 vote, SCOTUS issued an order allowing Ohio officials to cut early voting in the state by a week. http://t.co/2iYUbXLNWS — POLITICO (@politico) September 30, 2014 Rush says ‘Left loves early voting; lets them know; how many votes they need to find’ #SCOTUS #TCOT— Rufus Putnum (@RufusPutnum) September 30, 2014

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Phyllis Schlafly: Stop Early Voting

“Contrary to liberal propaganda, early voting decreases overall voter turnout. Early voting harms third party candidates who lack a political organization to get out early voters. Early voting is a misnomer. More accurate names would be premature voting, uninformed voting, or political machine voting. Early voting even violates federal law, which for more than a century has required national elections ...

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Phyllis Schlafly: End Early Voting

“When President Obama cast his ballot more than a week before Election Day, he did something no other President had ever done: he voted early. He did it to encourage many of his supporters to vote early also, which they did. Nearly half of Americans voted before Election Day this year. That was a record. This changed the way presidential ...

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Maya Angelou: Don’t Give Up Your Vote

“We are here in direct relation to the heroes and she-roes who paid with their lives for this right. Many of us are old enough to remember what it felt like to be told we could not register to vote without taking a test or paying a poll tax. Some were asked how many angels danced on a head of ...

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The Obamas Want You To Vote Early

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Voted Naked, Illinois

(Via – Dan Savage)

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Early Birds For Obama

From the Washington Post: More than twelve million voters have already cast ballots in the presidential contest, according to one estimate, and new data from the Washington Post-ABC News tracking poll shows these voters breaking Democratic by a wide margin. Among those who said they have already voted at an early voting location or sent in an absentee ballot, Barack ...

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