Adults with health problems, disabilities are less likely to vote but could swing elections

Adults with health problems are less likely to vote during elections — and racial minorities, seniors and voters with physical and intellectual disabilities are most likely to have health problems, finds a recent analysis of 40 academic papers published during the past three decades. The study, published in the journal Public Health Reviews, also reveals […]

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Decisions, decisions: How national news outlets project and call presidential winners

Before, on and after Election Day, thousands of Americans, many of them volunteers, will gather, process and count ballots for president and for national, state and local offices. That collective effort is the wizard behind the curtain of a core function of U.S. democracy — picking elected leaders. Similarly, news outlets call elections based on […]

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Arizona rejected ballots: How AZCIR crunched the numbers

AZCIR’s analysis of rejected ballots from the state’s two most recent presidential elections demonstrates our continued dedication to providing the most accurate, data-driven journalism to our readers. AZCIR used federal and state data to identify trends in the state’s rejected ballot rates from past general elections to better understand how the information can inform voters […]

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History of rejected Arizona ballots creates further election uncertainty

PHOENIX – Less than a month away from the November election, Arizona’s voter registration deadline has changed twice in two weeks, putting into question whether the latest update will reach voters in time, and leaving the possibility that large numbers of ballots could be rejected. Arizonans now have until midnight October 15 to register to vote. While […]

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Millions in National PAC Dollars Fund Attack Ads in New York City House Fight

TV free-for-all in battle between Rep. Max Rose and Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis draws the attention — and war chests — of Democrats and the GOP as the battle for control of Congress comes to Staten Island and southern Brooklyn. Outside political groups are pouring millions into the race for Staten Island’s swing-district congressional seat — […]

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How sexist abuse of women in Congress amounts to political violence – and undermines American democracy

From plans to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s being called a “f—ing b—” by her colleague Rep. Ted Yoho, it’s been a nasty year for women in American politics. Now, some women who’ve been targets of such misogyny want to put this problem on the congressional agenda. On Sept. 24, House Democrats […]

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Errors in absentee ballots sent to Taos, San Juan County

Thousands of absentee ballots sent to voters in two counties contained errors on them that could impact those votes being counted. The errors were first reported by Taos News, after residents in Taos reported receiving their returned ballots and social media posts about the issue began circulating online. Alex Curtas, communications director for the New Mexico Secretary […]

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