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TX Republicans Sue Gov Over Expanded Early Voting

The Texas Tribune reports: Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is facing a lawsuit over his extension of early voting for the November election from prominent members of his own party — including state party Chair Allen West, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and members of the Texas Legislature. In July, Abbott added six days to the early voting period, moving the start …

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Trump Cultists Intimidate Virginia Early Voters [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: A group of Trump supporters waving campaign flags disrupted the second day of early voting in Fairfax, Va., on Saturday, chanting “four more years” as voters entered a polling location and, at one point, forming a line that voters had to walk around outside the site. County election officials eventually were forced to open up …

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Virginia Sees Massive Lines On First Day Of Early Voting

Reuters reports: Lines of voters stretched hundreds deep in northern Virginia and other parts of the state on the first day of early voting in the 2020 presidential election. Friday marked the first day of early voting across the commonwealth. In Fairfax County, election workers were scrambling to open an additional voting room at the county government center where a …

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Politico: Dems Have “Enormous Lead” In Early Voting

Politico reports: Democrats are amassing an enormous lead in early voting, alarming Republicans who worry they’ll need to orchestrate a huge Election Day turnout during a deadly coronavirus outbreak to answer the surge. The Democratic dominance spreads across an array of battleground states, according to absentee ballot request data compiled by state election authorities and analyzed by Democratic and Republican …

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Michelle Obama: Vote Early Or Vote By Mail [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Former first lady Michelle Obama urged Americans to vote by mail or vote early ahead of the approaching November elections amid the coronavirus pandemic. Obama called on Americans to make sure they and those around them are registered to vote and are educated on their options for early voting or voting by mail. Her message was part …

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Debate Commission Rejects Trump’s Change Demand

From the Commission On Presidential Debates: Dear Mayor Giuliani: Thank you for your letter dated August 5. We are pleased that President Trump and Vice President Biden both have agreed to participate in the debates the Commission on Presidential Debates will sponsor on September 29 (Cleveland), October 15 (Miami-Town Hall), and October 22 (Nashville). We also look forward to the …

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Trump Demands Debate Change Due To Early Voting

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday suggested moving up the first presidential debate, stating that he and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden “owe it to the American People” to battle it out on stage before any states cast their votes. Trump’s remarks came just hours after his re-election campaign sent a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates …

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Early Voting Slices Time For Trump To Make Recovery

The Associated Press reports: It’s getting late early. President Donald Trump is privately reassuring Republicans anxious about his deficits to Democrat Joe Biden, noting there are three months until Election Day and reminding them of the late-breaking events that propelled his 2016 comeback. But four years later, the dynamics are very different. “He’s losing and the trajectory of the race …

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NEW YORK: Gov. Andrew Cuomo Signs Early Voting Bill Into Law After Years Of Opposition By Republicans

The Albany Central reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday signed legislation making New York the 38th state to allow early voting. The bill, which the Democratic-led state Legislature passed last week, establishes a nine-day early voting period before election days. The early voting period would conclude on the Sunday before an election. Democratic lawmakers attempted for years to adopt an …

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Uncharted Territory: 28 Million Have Already Voted

The New York Times reports: More Americans are taking advantage of absentee and early voting this year, with 28 million ballots already cast nationwide and four days of the campaign still to go. In 18 states and Washington, D.C., advance vote counts have already surpassed those of the last midterm election. “We’re in uncharted territory with the size of this …

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Trump Complains “Bomb Stuff” Is Hurting Early Voting

KRMG reports: President Donald Trump said Friday that news coverage of a rash of suspected mail bomb threats had slowed election momentum for Republicans, as two new suspected explosive devices were found on Friday, one in Florida which was addressed to Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), and another sent to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, via CNN offices in …

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FLORIDA: Gov. Rick Scott Issues Order Extending Early Voting In (Red) Counties Affected By Hurricane Michael

You can bet this wouldn’t have happened if the counties were in the blue parts of the state. Via press release: Governor Rick Scott is in constant communication with federal, state and local emergency management officials and state agency leaders to ensure that communities impacted by Hurricane Michael are receiving the resources they need. Governor Scott has surveyed damage from …

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FLORIDA: Federal Judge Orders State To Lift GOP Ban On Using College Campuses As Early Voting Sites

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: Calling it a “lopsided” burden on college students, a federal judge today told Florida that college and university campuses can be used as early voting sites in this year’s elections. In a scathing ruling, U.S. District Judge Mark Walker called the ban put in place by Secretary of State Ken Detzner [photo above] unconstitutional. He said …

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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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