Tag Archives: absentee ballots

GOP Fears Trump Is Sabotaging Turnout Of Own Party

The Hill reports: Polls show that Trump’s attacks have undermined GOP confidence in mail-in voting, which otherwise has overwhelming support among Democrats and independents. Some Republicans are urging GOP leaders to abandon the attacks on mail-in voting and to instead embrace it, saying that greater access to absentee ballots are a foregone conclusion this year and warning that the president …

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Politico Warns Election Day Snafus Could Be Disastrous

Politico reports: Anxious Democrats are already fretting about nightmare scenarios in which Trump uses emergency powers to cancel the election, calls in the military to “oversee” voting, or even refuses to vacate the White House. But conversations with more than a dozen campaign strategists, security officials and election administrators make clear that the most likely picture this fall is something …

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WV Mailman Guilty Of Pro-GOP Absentee Ballot Fraud

Via press release from the Justice Department: Thomas Cooper, a mail carrier in Pendleton County, has admitted to attempted election fraud, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. Cooper, age 47, of Dry Fork, West Virginia, pled guilty to one count of “Attempt to Defraud the Residents of West Virginia of a Fair Election” and one count of “Injury to the Mail.” …

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CDC: Consider All Alternatives To In-Person Voting

The Washington Post reports: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that voters consider alternatives to casting their ballots in person during upcoming elections, as states expand absentee and early voting options for November amid fears of spreading the coronavirus. President Trump has repeatedly claimed without evidence that one popular alternative — mail-in ballots — promotes widespread voter …

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DOJ Files Brief Backing Alabama Absentee Ballot Rule Requiring Two Witnesses Or Notary For Mailed Ballots

Via press release from the Justice Department: The Department of Justice filed a Statement of Interest Monday in an Alabama federal court to promote the proper and uniform interpretation of the Voting Rights Act. The Statement of Interest is part of the Department of Justice’s continuing efforts around the country to enforce our nation’s federal voting rights laws. The lawsuit …

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