Tag: Voting

Voter outreach led to big drop in rejected mail ballots

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ATLANTA — The coronavirus pandemic triggered an unprecedented surge in mailed ballots last year, raising concerns that a flood of first-time absentee voters would...

I like Ike, but Mike’s OK; ranked-choice voting gets a look

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. — An electoral reform that has taken root in the iconoclastic states of Maine and Alaska could be gaining traction nationwide. ...

Tanzania cops arrest man for reporting that president is ill

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NAIROBI, Kenya — Tanzanian police have arrested a man for circulating posts saying that President John Magufuli is in ill health. ...

As GOP makes it harder to vote, few Republicans dissent

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ATLANTA — In Arizona, a Republican state senator worried aloud that his party's proposed voter identification requirements might be too “cumbersome.” But he voted...

As GOP makes it harder to vote, few Republicans dissent

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ATLANTA — In Arizona, a Republican state senator worried aloud that his party's proposed voter identification requirements might be too “cumbersome.” But he voted...

Garland vows return to ‘normal’ Justice Dept. on 1st day

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WASHINGTON — Taking the reins at the Justice Department, Attorney General Merrick Garland sought Thursday to assure career staffers that he would prioritize restoring...

Biden’s $1.9T rescue signed, agenda now a slog in Congress

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WASHINGTON — Tough as it was for Democrats, passing President Joe Biden’s sweeping $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue package into law was the easy...

Copy of Voting Rights Act signed by Lyndon Johnson auctioned

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BOSTON — An official printing of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson has sold for $85,332, according...

House panel rejects push to oust judge over absentee voting

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee House panel on Tuesday rejected a push to remove a judge for expanding absentee voting in 2020 in response...

Facebook calls on Albanian parties to be transparent in ads

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TIRANA, Albania — Facebook said Monday that Albanian political parties should be transparent on how they finance their political advertising on its pages before...