Voting rights

FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo wearing gloves, a King County Election worker collect ballots from a drop box in the Washington State primary, in Seattle. But the 2020 presidential election is creeping ever closer, and there are no signs yet of pandemic abating, nor any word on when Americans on orders to stay home can resume normal life, and so lawmakers are trying to figure how to allow for voting in a world where face-to-face contact causes anxiety at the least, and sickness and death at the most. (AP Photo/John Froschauer, File)
May 15, 2020 - 9:12 pm
Despite an earlier failed attempt, Democrats tried again Friday to adopt a massive expansion of voting by mail during the coronavirus outbreak, including $3.6 billion in funding for states to adjust their election systems to deal with the pandemic. The money was included in a $3 trillion...
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May 15, 2020 - 7:54 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court on Friday blocked a lower-court order that had allowed residents to vote by mail if they cite concerns about catching the coronavirus at polling places. Republican state Attorney General Ken Paxton petitioned the court for the stay after an appeals court...
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UK General Election postal vote ballot papers
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May 15, 2020 - 6:19 am
A conservative voting rights group that lost an earlier bid to block next month’s mail-in primary election in Nevada says the normal election rules and polling places for in-person voting should be reinstated because the most serious threat posed by coronavirus has passed.
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FILE - This Nov. 4, 2016, file photo shows mail-in ballots being sorted at the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters in San Jose, Calif. Facing an array of unknowns from the coronavirus crisis, California will send every voter a mail-in ballot for the November presidential election, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday, May 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
May 08, 2020 - 4:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Setting up a potential legal showdown over California's presidential election, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday announced the state will send every voter a mail-in ballot for the November contest, a move criticized by national Republicans as a pathway to possible large-scale abuse...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2019, file photo former Georgia House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams, speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has already narrowed the field by saying he will pick a woman. In addition to Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, other names that have been part of the speculation are Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Abrams. (AP Photo/Michael A. McCoy, File)
May 07, 2020 - 1:16 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams says she's ready to serve presidential candidate Joe Biden in whatever capacity he needs, as long as he doesn't want to put her on the Supreme Court. A 46-year-old lawyer and former state lawmaker who in 2018 narrowly missed becoming the first black...
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UK General Election postal vote ballot papers
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May 06, 2020 - 6:32 am
Democrats have dropped efforts to block the state’s mail-in primary election June 9 after Clark County agreed to provide more in-person polling places in Las Vegas and election officials agreed to other changes intended to protect the rights of elderly and disadvantaged voters.
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In this Feb. 8, 2020 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, right, gets his photograph taken by a supporter as Yang arrives at the "Our Rights, Our Courts" forum New Hampshire Technical Institute's Concord Community College in Concord, N.H. Federal Judge Analisa Torres ruled Tuesday that the New York Democratic presidential primary must take place June 23 because canceling it would be unconstitutional. "Credit to Andrew Yang and all the grassroots groups that have been carrying on the fight for democracy in New York," said Larry Cohen, who chairs Our Revolution, the grassroots organization spun out of Bernie Sanders' 2016 White House bid. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 05, 2020 - 6:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Democratic presidential primary must take place June 23 because canceling it would be unconstitutional and deprive withdrawn presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang of proper representation at the Democratic convention, a judge ruled Tuesday. U.S...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo, a man votes in the presidential primary election at the the Summit View Church of the Nazarene in Kansas City, Mo. A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, April 29, 2020, that proof of citizenship requirement for Kansas voter registration is unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
April 29, 2020 - 1:53 pm
BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Kansas can't require voters to show proof of citizenship when they register, dealing a blow to efforts by Republicans in several states who have pursued restrictive voting laws as a way of combating voter fraud. The 10th...
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In this photo taken by her son, Betty Riddle in Sarasota, Fla., Sunday, April 26, 2020, holds the T-shirt she wore on March 17, 2020, when she voted for the first time. She was barred from voting in Florida until a federal judge temporarily blocked the state from preventing her and 16 other felons from voting because of unpaid legal financial obligations. (Courtesy of Rickie Riddle via AP)
April 26, 2020 - 10:06 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Betty Riddle took her place at the head of the line at a Sarasota community center early one morning in March, butterflies rising in her stomach. In and out of prison for much of her life, she never thought the day would come when she would be casting her first ballot — at...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 10, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump answers questions during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington. More people have died of COVID-19 in the United States than any other country in the world. And the nation is not yet at the pandemic's peak. Presidential politics are a long way from getting back to normal, but the steps that Trump takes in the coming weeks will define his reelection and much more. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
April 13, 2020 - 2:18 am
MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: ___ Days to general election: 204 ___ THE NARRATIVE More people have died of COVID-19 in the United States than in any other country. And the nation is not yet at the pandemic's...
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