What the Trump Campaign Is Up To on YouTube (Hint: It Involves Aliens, Bin Laden and Ivanka)

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Donald Trump is famous — and infamous — for his use of Twitter and Facebook. But particularly since the pandemic forced him to largely swear off his favorite mass, in-person rallies, his […]

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Absentee Ballots on Express Track, Election Officials Vow, as Early Votes Trickle In

City election officials scrambled Tuesday to assure voters that tens of thousands of still-unreceived absentee ballots would arrive in time for the June 23 primary — releasing numbers showing progress after some sluggish weeks. Mike Ryan, the executive director of the city Board of Elections, said at a public meeting that board staffers are working […]

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Brooklyn Community Board Considers Suspending Its 2020 Election Over Pandemic Disruptions, Sparking Backlash

Community Board 1, which came under fire last year for using public funds to purchase an SUV for its leadership, weighs allowing executives to remain unchallenged until next June. A Brooklyn community board that approved spending $26,000 in public funds to buy an SUV is considering skipping a required election, allowing its leaders to hold […]

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Cooney and Gianforte campaigns take aim at November, and each other

The contest to be Montana’s next governor is already building up to be a heated and expensive clash between the state’s current U.S. representative and lieutenant governor, after Greg Gianforte and Mike Cooney declared victory in their respective primaries on Tuesday. Cooney cinched the Democratic ticket with nearly 55% of the vote, fending off a challenge from […]

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