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Surge of ballot requests already setting records in the US

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Interest in pre-Election Day voting is skyrocketing around the country, with more than 28 million ballots already requested and another 43 million set to be automatically mailed to voters, according to a CNN survey ...

Two Texas lawsuits challenge governor’s restrictions on ballot drop-off locations

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is facing two separate federal lawsuits over his executive order that restricts ballot boxes to one per county in the sprawling state, a move opponents argue harms the nation's most vulnerable...

A California pastor encouraged parishioners to use an unauthorized GOP ballot drop box at his church

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A pastor in California is facing criticism after encouraging parishioners to turn in their ballots to an unauthorized drop box deployed outside the church by the state's Republican Party. Jerry Cook, the lead pastor...

Iowa Supreme Court sides with GOP in dispute over absentee ballot requests

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At least 74,000 absentee ballot requests submitted by voters in three Iowa counties will remain invalid because of technical problems with the paperwork, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The court upheld earl...

Maryland Republican Gov. Hogan, a longtime Trump critic, casts a ballot for Reagan

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Washington Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican and outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, wrote in Ronald Reagan for president when he cast his 2020 ballot. "I know it's simply symbolic. It's not going to c...

Abortion on the ballot: Voters in Colorado and Louisiana consider restrictions

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Voters in two states are weighing in on abortion restrictions this November, considering whether to approve a set of ballot issues as a national fight intensifies over the future of abortion law in the US. Democra...

Federal authorities investigating possible ballot box arson in Boston

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Federal authorities are investigating the possible arson of a ballot box in Boston after the Massachusetts Secretary of State's office notified them of the incident, officials said. Firefighters responded to a call ...

Supreme Court won’t expedite latest GOP challenge to Pennsylvania mail-in ballot rules

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The Supreme Court is leaving in place for now a Pennsylvania state Supreme Court decision that allowed the counting of ballots received up to three days after the election, even if there is no legible postmark. The...

Vote the whole ballot. The next decade depends on it

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Gaby Goldstein is co-founder and political director at the Sister District Project, which works to build progressive power in state legislatures. Follow her on Twitter @gaby__goldstein. David Daley is a senior fellow...

A 20-year-old woman cast her ballot early before dying of cancer. Her state will throw it out.

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Amber Pflughoeft beamed with pride as she filled out her ballot for the first time last month. A 20-year-old who'd been fighting bone cancer for a decade, she was fascinated with politics, her mother Tiffany Pflugh...

Key deadline to challenge mail-in ballot applications in Pennsylvania passes with few filings

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A key deadline for challenging voter eligibility in Pennsylvania passed Friday without either party challenging a single application for mail-in ballots in the state's largest city of Philadelphia, an election offic...

Judge mandates USPS take ‘extraordinary measures’ as ballot processing drops in key states

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A federal judge on Sunday ordered the United States Postal Service to mandate some of the "extraordinary measures" the agency announced earlier this week to address the slow down of ballot processing in key states. ...

A group of college students drove more than 1,500 miles to help their friend cast her ballot

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A Georgia college student was so determined to vote, she decided to take a nearly 24-hour road trip to her hometown in order to cast her ballot in person. "I filled out my absentee ballot, sealed the security envel...

A 99-year-old man who was born to a sharecropper on a Louisiana plantation felt proud to cast his ballot

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Robert H. Smith Sr. has lived through a lot in his 99 years. He is the son of a sharecropper, a US Army veteran who served in World War II and a retired educator who spent decades working at historically Black colle...

Mississippi Ballot Measure 3: Voters approve magnolia design as new state flag

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Mississippi's new state flag will feature the magnolia flower after the state in a historic move this summer parted with its decades-old banner that included a Confederate battle emblem. Voters on Tuesday approved t...

What is a provisional ballot?

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Washington As election officials whittle down the piles of ballots cast in the 2020 election, they are turning their attention to the outliers -- including damaged ballots, military ballots and a category of ballots ...

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