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GOP doubles down on voter suppression (UPDATE)

When lots of people vote, Democrats win. Just ask President Joe Biden, with his nearly 8 million vote margin over Donald Trump. So naturally, Republicans are doing all they can to stop voters they fear will vote for Team Blue from taking part in the electoral process. Since the November election, Republican officials in 33 […]

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There’s a whole lotta voting going on

Have you voted yet? If you have, you’re like more than 47 million other Americans. And there’s still more than a week until Election Day. All signs are that the number of votes cast in the 2020 general election on Nov. 3 will shatter previous records in modern-day elections, both in numbers and in percentages. […]

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Don’t let your mail-in ballot get thrown out

Millions of voters — more than in any time in U.S. history —  are likely to vote absentee in the Nov. 3 election. But voters need to plan now how to vote correctly and make sure that unintentional errors don’t disqualify their votes. Donald Trump has been trying to throw shade on voting by mail […]

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How to overcome the danger that your vote won’t count

Donald Trump is trying to convince his base that mail-in voting — which he and most members of his administration use regularly — is somehow “rigged” and will delegitimize the results of November’s election. He’s even gone so far as to cast doubt on whether he would accept the election results. Never mind the fact […]

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Election security at higher risk in high-turnout election

High voter turnout is widely predicted in November, which is always good news for democracy. The bad news for democracy is that many voters are worried about election security and might not trust the eventual outcome of the presidential election. Concerns include voting machines that could be hacked, voter suppression, voter fraud, and widespread dissemination […]

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U.S. could face a voting deluge in November. Will states be ready for the storm?

Polls and pundits across the country and the political spectrum predict that voter enthusiasm and turnout could be at an all-time high on Nov. 3. That’s true for people itching to vote for and against Donald Trump. But how will officials in the country’s 8,000 election jurisdictions handle the flood of voters? If the high […]

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How bad are the GOP’s election chances in 2020?

Political prognosticators have been sounding the 2020 doom-and-gloom alarm for the Grandstanding Obsequious Party for a while now. And although any speculation at this point is just that — speculation — there is evidence that Republicans might face trouble up and down the ballot. One of the traditional barometers for a party’s chances in the […]

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Rise of the younger voter: Millennials’ growing power

New research shows that for the first time, younger voters outvoted their elders in 2016. According to the latest data from the Pew Research Center, millennials and those in Generation X — voters in the 18-35 and 36-51 age ranges — edged out baby boomers and members of the so-called silent and greatest generations in […]

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How to fight back after Trump win: Start with voting

The final votes of the 2016 election are still being counted as the last mail-in and absentee ballots arrive. But once again, the American electorate came up woefully short. No doubt most who are reading this did his or her civic duty. But too many people didn’t, and we’re stuck with the results, as painful, […]

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Let’s hear it for voter enthusiasm! Or not.

We’ve still got six months until the November election, and given the roller-coaster ride and the lack of logic in this year’s presidential race, we may as well abandon the prediction business and look with skepticism on predictive polls (and especially exit polls) right now. So let’s take a look at how different groups measure […]

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