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Voters wait on delayed mail-in ballots as Election Day nears

Voters wait on delayed mail-in ballots as Election Day nears

With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, many voters around the country have still not received their mail-in ballots. Printing errors, mail delivery delays and the sheer volume of requests have left many states across the country scrambling to get ballots into the hands of voters ahead of the fast approaching deadline.…MORE

Election advice from the voter hotline expert

Election advice from the voter hotline expert

American democracy feels at full-on risk. There are threats people face when trying to vote by mail, the potential for voter intimidation, voter suppression, the threat of voting during a pandemic and more. CNN reached out to the nonpartisan group that tracks problems at the polls — the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights. They’re also…MORE

After leaving Venezuela, one will vote for Trump, the other Biden

After leaving Venezuela, one will vote for Trump, the other Biden

American politics have taken on a déjà-vu feeling for Venezuelan-Americans, many of whom say the 2020 race recalls the decades-long political fractures experienced back home by millions of Venezuelans. Ever since former president Hugo Chavez took power in 1998, Venezuelans have been divided between those who supported him, dubbed chavistas, and those who opposed him,…MORE

5 things to watch for in the final Trump-Biden presidential debate

5 things to watch for in the final Trump-Biden presidential debate

Time is running out on President Donald Trump. He is trailing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in most national and battleground state polls, making Thursday night’s debate the incumbent’s last best chance to change the trajectory of a race that, with less than two weeks to run, appears to favor the challenger. After an initial…MORE

How the campaigns are preparing to deploy thousands of poll watchers

How the campaigns are preparing to deploy thousands of poll watchers

For the first time in decades, the Republican National Committee can deploy thousands of poll watchers on Election Day. Democrats are turning to technology in an effort to up their own poll-watching efforts amid concerns about how President Donald Trump’s supporters will respond to his calls to “go into the polls.” Republicans and Democrats are…MORE

Senate Republicans defend Barrett against new report highlighting her time on board of school system that reportedly has anti-LGBTQ policies

Senate Republicans defend Barrett against new report highlighting her time on board of school system that reportedly has anti-LGBTQ policies

Senate Republicans are defending Judge Amy Coney Barrett a day before her Senate Judiciary Committee vote against Democratic criticism of her record and a new report from the Associated Press that highlights her previous position on the board of an private Christian school system that the AP reports has anti-LGBTQ policies. Republicans have signaled that…MORE

Supreme Court clears the way for Alabama to bar curbside voting

Supreme Court clears the way for Alabama to bar curbside voting

The Supreme Court granted a request Wednesday from the state of Alabama to prohibit voters from casting their ballots curbside, an accommodation sought by Covid-vulnerable voters in the state. The 5-3 order was unsigned, but Justice Sonia Sotomayor, joined by the other liberal justices on the bench, Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer, dissented. A federal…MORE

Feds say Russia and Iran have interfered with the presidential election

Feds say Russia and Iran have interfered with the presidential election

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said Wednesday both Iran and Russia have obtained US voter registration information in an effort to interfere in the election, including Iran posing as the far-right group Proud Boys to send intimidating emails to voters. “This data can be used by foreign actors to attempt to communicate false information…MORE

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