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.
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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.
Voter registration activities play a crucial role in US democracy which includes sanitary measures for voters. This comes in handy during coronavirus.
Covid-19 led to calls for expanded mail-in voting but there are hurdles. Suits are being filed across the US challenging these obstacles.
Under Trump’s leadership, the GOP has adopted an anti-mail-in voting rhetoric. GOP officials who want it find themselves in a tight corner.
Republicans and Democrats continue to disagree over vote-by-mail during coronavirus. Unlike the Democrats, Republicans have shown little support for it.
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Coronavirus: “everyone – the US government, the WHO, journalists, public health officials, and others – should have known better than to trust Beijing’s claims”.
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