Shock as Trump instead of calming rising tensions triggered by police murder of George Floyd said he is “president of law and order” and would declare martial law.
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Twitter added a fact-check tag/link on Trump’s tweet on mail-in voting. Feeling offended, the President threatened to regulate social media.
Trump persists in discrediting vote-by-mail warranted by coronavirus. This has not stopped some GOP officials from pushing on with increasing mail-in voting
Mail-in voting is viewed as the way to go in 2020 elections due to the coronavirus. State and local election administrators are pushing voters to use it.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a news conference May 21 on the 100th anniversary of the House of Representatives’ passage of the 19th Amendment.
The coronavirus has forced a shift in black voter outreach. “Historic voter suppression helps drive preference to vote in person”.
A federal judge imposed financial sanctions against the Trump administration for failing to produce documents in census citizenship question litigation.
The coronavirus pandemic imposed a modification of election methods. This has, in turn, provoked legal battles of potentially historical proportions.
It is becoming increasingly evident that America is unprepared for a COVID-19 election. This is worrying as 1 million votes are at stake.
- Voting registration activists are shifting their message to health care during the coronavirus pandemic
- Suits filed across US challenging mail-in voting obstacles
- ‘It’s Partly On Me’: GOP Official Says Fraud Warnings Hamper Vote-By-Mail Push
- Republicans and Democrats barrel toward collision on voting by mail
- House Democrats include $3.6 billion for mail-in voting in new stimulus bill
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- Mail-in election could trigger Florida 2000-like chaos, disputes
- Pandemic Prompts Questions About 2020 Presidential Election
- Warren warns coronavirus ‘poses a threat to free and fair elections’
- Coronavirus threatens a guarded tradition for many black Americans: Voting in person
Leaders are expected to be exemplary in their conduct yet some major world leaders have been bad models during coronavirus. A few have been exemplary.
In a twist of events Nkurunziza who scrapped term limits in 2018 opted not to run. However, the ruling party candidate has now won Presidential election.
There is now more to internet shutdown as governments around the world grow more savvy in stifling info flow. They now ask ISPs to slow down connectivity.
Budapest’s response to coronavirus… has been to suspend parliament and give [Premier] Viktor Orbán open-ended powers to rule by decree, Democracy Digest.
Friday marks two months since Tofiq Yagublu, one of Azerbaijan’s top political opposition figures, was thrown behind bars for his activism, HRW.
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“…disinformation is not only corrosive to open societies, which depend on collective trust in facts, but also takes a subtler toll on the perpetrator…”
HRW has asked Uganda’s Public Prosecutions Director to release of homeless youth arrested on grounds of breaking COVID-19 lockdown laws.
Some critics of government’s response to COVID-19 in Bangladesh are facing the law over charges of spreading rumours and misinformation on facebook.
There is still a “sort of love of liberalism all over the world, even in places like Russia and China…It is obviously there in Hong Kong”, expert.
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