President Trump’s repeated denunciations of mail-in voting have had little effect across the country yet, and most states still due to hold primaries this year are allowing their citizens to vote by mail.
“There’s been more voting rights litigation this election cycle already than there was in all of 2016, by a lot,” said Marc Elias, a D.C.-based lawyer with a long history in the political trenches.
President Trump said he had watched the video of Ahmaud Arbery being shot and found it “heartbreaking,” but he has confidence in the Georgia legal system.
The sight of heavily armed, camo-wearing demonstrators at the state capitol building last week was “very bad, very disconcerting,” Rep. Debbie Dingell told Yahoo News.
Since most of the nation shut down six weeks ago to combat the coronavirus, the battle for control of the U.S. Senate has been frozen in place.
Jonathan Karl, chief White House correspondent for ABC News, writes in his new book that President Trump is waging “an assault on truth,” but also details the ways in which the celebrity star turned commander in chief strategically baits the press into personal grudge matches that undercut the credibility of the media.
Researchers have shown that ultraviolet light can be used to disinfect surfaces and kill viruses in ambient air in ways that could be used to reduce transmission in public spaces.
“As a nation we are going to need to do the biggest recruitment effort, probably since World War II ... to staff polling places,” said Kim Wyman, Washington’s secretary of state.
The coronavirus pandemic has made mail-in balloting a national necessity, but that means votes will take longer to count come November.
The $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program to aid small businesses is reportedly already used up, and leaders of both parties blame the other for holding up additional funding
A big and unexpected win for Democrats in Wisconsin this week has scrambled the debate over expanding vote-by-mail initiatives and extending them into the November election.
Danny Mays is the director of procurement for the state of Maryland. His job has shifted into overdrive, as he and the 38 people who report to him have scrambled to compete with other states and countries in a mad dash to obtain medical supplies: N95 respirators, surgical masks, gloves and gowns, ventilators and face masks.
A top Republican congressman says he agrees with Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to remove the cap on how much money the government can lend to small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Images of Wisconsin voters waiting in long lines to vote in Tuesday’s primary amid the coronavirus pandemic brought renewed calls by Dems to start preparing now for fall’s presidential election.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday issued an executive order to postpone state elections scheduled for Tuesday until June 9, a dramatic last-minute move that capped weeks of indecision by state leaders.
It’s Guy Cecil’s job to criticize President Trump, but that’s become a much more complicated job than it was a month ago thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.
Rep. Adam Schiff’s proposal for a 9/11-style commission to study the nation’s response to the coronavirus outbreak "is not an exercise in casting blame or scoring political points, but something that the American people should rightly expect from their government as an exercise in accountability," he said.
It may be true that planning for the fall election will not defeat the coronavirus, but it is a way of responding to it.
Congressional Republicans have resisted allocating the billions of dollars experts say are necessary to implement nationwide mail-in voting ahead of the presidential election.
President Trump on Monday criticized attempts by Democrats in Congress to expand voting access for the presidential election in the fall, saying increased voter turnout would keep Republicans from getting elected.
Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy says that it will be difficult for states to switch to mail-in voting in time for the presidential election in November.
Voting reforms that would make it much easier to cast ballots by mail in the fall presidential election were left out of the $2 trillion rescue package that was unveiled Wednesday.
President Trump has been reluctant to use the Cold War-era Defense Production Act, which allows the president to pressure or even force private industries to produce products deemed necessary for the nation’s defense.