Tag Archives: vote by mail

McEnany Used Parents’ Tampa Address To Vote By Mail All While Holding New Jersey License And Living In DC

The Huffington Post reports: Even as they both attack the idea of voting by mail, President Donald Trump and his new press secretary may have voted by mail illegally, using residential addresses on their registrations that were not their residences. Kayleigh McEnany cast Florida ballots in 2018 using her parents’ address in Tampa, even though she lived in Washington, D.C., …

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Tennessee GOP Loses Fight Against Voting By Mail

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports: Tennessee must give all of its 4.1 million registered voters the option to cast ballots by mail during the coronavirus pandemic, a judge ruled Thursday. Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle ruled that the state’s limits on absentee voting during the pandemic constitute “an unreasonable burden on the fundamental right to vote guaranteed by …

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NEVADA: Right Wing Group Sues To Stop Vote-By-Mail

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: Nevada plaintiffs backed by a conservative voting-watch group are trying again to block the state’s all vote-by-mail June 9 primary, arguing that mail-only balloting is no longer necessary to limit the risk of COVID-19 spreading among voters. The True the Vote group’s revised complaint seeking an injunction also argues that Clark County’s procedures for distributing …

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Texas AG: No Absentee Ballots For Those Fearing Virus

The Washington Post reports: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked the state’s highest court on Wednesday to stop election officials from allowing voters to cast absentee ballots while citing fears of the coronavirus. In a filing with the Texas Supreme Court, Paxton argued that officials in five counties overstepped their authority by recommending that voters who are concerned about contracting …

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Trump And GOP Plot To Battle Vote-By-Mail Lawsuits

CNN reports: President Donald Trump has been increasingly engaged in the legal battles unfolding across the country over the issue of vote-by-mail, urging his political advisers to take an aggressive posture to counter Democratic lawsuits on the issue. Trump met with his political aides on Thursday at the White House about the legal efforts, a source familiar with the meeting …

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California Gov Signs Exec Order Allowing Vote-By-Mail

CNBC reports: California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order on Friday allowing all registered voters in the state to receive a mail-in ballot this November. The move comes as several states weigh how to carry out their remaining 2020 elections while keeping voters safe from contracting and spreading the deadly coronavirus. “I signed an executive order,” Newsom said, “that …

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At Least Three States To Allow Some Online Voting

ABC News reports: Some states, predicting challenges around expanding paper ballot access in time for the November general election amid the COVID-19 pandemic, are weighing the use of Internet-based voting platforms. The considerations come as election officials across the country brace for what will likely be a record year of mail-in paper ballot usage amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Delaware, …

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Perkins: Dems Want To Exploit Crisis With Vote-By-Mail

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: With Democrats trying to use the coronavirus to push America toward its endgame of universal mail-in ballots, voters need to wake up to the gamble they’d be taking with democracy. Already, two liberal senators, Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) and Ron Wyden (Ore.), are trying to capitalize on people’s fears with what they …

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Texas AG To Appeal Ruling That Expands Vote-By-Mail

The Dallas Morning News reports: A state judge said Wednesday afternoon that all voters in Texas afraid of contracting COVID-19 through in-person voting should be allowed to vote by mail during the pandemic. State District Judge Tim Sulak said he will issue a temporary injunction allowing voters who fear catching the new coronavirus to qualify for mail-in voting through the …

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Michelle Obama To Support Push For Mail-In Voting

Axios reports: Michelle Obama will throw her support today behind expanding vote-by-mail options, advisers tell Axios, with her voting rights group embracing legislation before Congress amid coronavirus fears. Why it matters: It’s the first time the celebrity-backed organization has endorsed federal legislation — and it comes as Democrats await the Obamas’ return to the political stage to help Joe Biden. …

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NC Republican Leader: Dems Would Rig Mail-In Voting

From the editorial board of the Charlotte Observer: A battle is emerging in Washington and across the country about a large-scale expansion of mail-in voting in November’s elections. In North Carolina, the conversation just got especially ugly. In a statement to the Editorial Board on Thursday about expanding mail-in voting here, Senate leader Phil Berger said he was concerned not …

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Carlson: Mail-In Voting Invites “Widespread Fraud”

“Everyone’s afraid, everyone’s rethinking how we do things, should we do it a new way. And that’s okay, we should be open-minded. Why haven’t we had mail-in ballots for the last 230 years? Maybe the reason is, mail-in ballots are an invitation to widespread fraud and manipulation and if you want to rattle people’s faith in the system that we’ve …

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Hate Group: Democrats Only Want Vote-By-Mail So They Can “Harvest Ballots” Just Like They Did In 2016

“They’re very anxious to pass this​, and they want to hold the Republicans hostage unless they will agree to sign off on universal vote-by-mail. Now, vote-by-mail, who do you think is going to be voting? “How do you know they’re going to be citizens? How do you know that they’re going to be voting their own ballot? “How do you …

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NEVADA: Primary To Be Conducted Entirely By Mail

CNN reports: The Nevada primary scheduled for June 9 will go ahead as scheduled, but will be conducted only with absentee ballots, Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske [photo] announced Tuesday evening. This decision does not affect the results of Nevada’s presidential caucus that took place in February. The state said all active registered voters will automatically receive a ballot in …

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GEORGIA: All Voters To Get Mail-In Primary Ballot

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Tuesday that all of Georgia’s 6.9 million active voters will be mailed absentee ballot request forms for the May 19 primary, a major push to encourage voting by mail during the coronavirus pandemic. The absentee voting effort will allow Georgians to decide on their choices for president and other elected …

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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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