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Will Blue Dog return to ballot box? – WWL

WWLWill Blue Dog return to ballot box?WWLEach Louisiana voter who cast a ballot in last year's presidential election received one of the wildly popular stickers. Schedler spoke about his Blue Dog vision to USA Today Network this week in conjunction with "Voter Registration Week" in Louisiana. … [Read more...]

Pair of Lawsuits, One Backed by Priorities USA, Challenge Constitutionality of SB3 – New Hampshire Public Radio

New Hampshire Public RadioPair of Lawsuits, One Backed by Priorities USA, Challenge Constitutionality of SB3New Hampshire Public RadioVoters registering within 30 days of an election are required to provide documents that “demonstrate an intent to make a place [their] domicile.” If they don't have the right kind of documents when registering to vote, they have the option of following ...and … [Read more...]

Obamacare votes muddle Sen. Dean Heller’s message in tough re-election bid – KHOU

KHOUObamacare votes muddle Sen. Dean Heller's message in tough re-election bidKHOU“It will impact him significantly in the primary,” Sam Kumar, who also held the top spot in Washoe County's Republican party, told USA TODAY. Kumar would have liked to repeal Obamacare in its entirety. Kumar also would like a more conservative senator ...and more » … [Read more...]

Women’s March to reconvene around 2018 after Charlottesville – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWomen's March to reconvene around 2018 after CharlottesvilleUSA TODAYWASHINGTON — The Women's March, which organized the biggest national protest in U.S. history, is reconvening. The goal is to direct its resources and grassroots network toward the 2018 midterm elections. For the first time since an estimated 2.6 ...and more » … [Read more...]

Foreign minister warns US embassy not to meddle in Russian regional elections – USA TODAY

USA TODAYForeign minister warns US embassy not to meddle in Russian regional electionsUSA TODAYRussian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov warned Washington on Friday against trying to meddle in next month's Russian regional elections. "I do not know what plans the U.S. embassy has, ​​but there were many episodes when American diplomats were ...Lavrov hopes USA will not interfere in … [Read more...]

Poll: More than half of Republicans would support postponing 2020 election – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPoll: More than half of Republicans would support postponing 2020 electionUSA TODAYA poll found that 52% of people who identify as or lean Republican said they would support postponing the 2020 election to ensure that only eligible citizens could vote if it was proposed by President Trump. The survey, conducted by two academics and ...In a new poll, half of Republicans say they would … [Read more...]

Violence erupts in Kenya after losing candidate charges presidential election ‘hacked’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYViolence erupts in Kenya after losing candidate charges presidential election 'hacked'USA TODAYNAIROBI, Kenya — At least three people were killed as violent protests broke out Wednesday after the losing presidential candidate charged that Tuesday's election results were hacked to hand a victory to incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta. Supporters of Raila ...and more » … [Read more...]

Kenya’s hotly contested presidential election marred by violence — once again – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKenya's hotly contested presidential election marred by violence — once againUSA TODAYNAIROBI, Kenya — Violence has marred recent elections in this East Africa nation, and Tuesday's presidential election is proving, regrettably, to be no exception. “I'm afraid of the violence, and I can't take chances,” said Joseph Wekesa, 40, a ...and more » … [Read more...]

Turn Election Day into Election Weekend. We need more voter turnout, not less. – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTurn Election Day into Election Weekend. We need more voter turnout, not less.USA TODAYAt a time when our past strides to increase access to the ballot box are under siege, we must do more to encourage participation in our elections. Eliminating the obstacles ... POLICING THE USA: A look at race, justice, media. We face a stiff headwind ...and more » … [Read more...]

Hackers plan to break into 30 voting machines to put election meddling to the test – USA TODAY

USA TODAYHackers plan to break into 30 voting machines to put election meddling to the testUSA TODAYLAS VEGAS – Think of it as a stress test for democracy. Hackers plan to spend Friday trying to break into more than 30 voting machines used in recent elections to see just how far they can get. U.S. election officials have consistently said that ...and more » … [Read more...]

India elects Ram Nath Kovind, a member of ‘untouchable’ class, as president – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIndia elects Ram Nath Kovind, a member of 'untouchable' class, as presidentUSA TODAYRam Nath Kovind, a Hindu nationalist leader and member of the Dalit, or "untouchable," community who grew up in a mud hut, has been elected to the largely ceremonial position of India's president. Kovind, 71, is the second member of the class, which is ...and more » … [Read more...]

Why the big fuss about Russia? US meddles in elections all the time – DesMoinesRegister.com

DesMoinesRegister.comWhy the big fuss about Russia? US meddles in elections all the timeDesMoinesRegister.comIf Russian meddling proves justified, even if not, the U.S. should now recognize the lasting negative effects of such meddling and stay out of the democratic elections of other nations. — Paul Joslin, Urbandale. USA Today: President Trump on Russia ... … [Read more...]

Trump campaign inner circle called before US senate – Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.comTrump campaign inner circle called before US senateAljazeera.comThe three men are the closest associates of the president to be called to speak to legislators involved in probing Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Trump, who came into office in ...White House denounces media coverage of Trump-Putin talk as 'Russian … [Read more...]

Digital ballots, outdated machinery leave us exposed to Russian hack round two – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDigital ballots, outdated machinery leave us exposed to Russian hack round twoUSA TODAYPresently, American elections feature millions of paperless ballots cast on voting computers that fail to produce any shred of worthwhile evidence capable of verifying outcomes. Every four years ... POLICING THE USA: A look at race, justice, media. Any ...and more » … [Read more...]

Democrats, civil rights group aim to block Trump election commission – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDemocrats, civil rights group aim to block Trump election commissionUSA TODAY“Most of the commissioners have been absolutely silent,'' he said. “Part of that is because there's a significant number of them who don't have any experience or know anything about election administration at all.” Contributing: Heidi Przybyla, USA TODAY.Trump presses fraud concerns as panel … [Read more...]

Hartzler opts against Senate bid to challenge McCaskill – Springfield News-Leader

Springfield News-LeaderHartzler opts against Senate bid to challenge McCaskillSpringfield News-LeaderBut many top Republicans believe he would be the strongest candidate to take on McCaskill, considered one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats facing re-election in 2018. While the political elite await Hawley's decision, several lesser-known ...and more » … [Read more...]

Trump pushes Vladimir Putin on election interference, reaches agreement with Russia not to meddle – USA TODAY

The GuardianTrump pushes Vladimir Putin on election interference, reaches agreement with Russia not to meddleUSA TODAYHAMBURG, Germany — President Trump opened his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin with repeated questions about Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, and the two leaders agreed to work toward an agreement not to ...G20: Putin denies US election … [Read more...]

States keep our elections secure – USA TODAY

USA TODAYStates keep our elections secureUSA TODAYAs Georgia's secretary of state, I have worked tirelessly to ensure our state's elections are secure, accessible and fair. For years, we have run our elections with little interest from the press. But during last year's presidential election ... … [Read more...]