Fragile electronic voting systems and social media weaponization continue to menace U.S. election systems as presidential candidates ramp up 2020 campaigns.
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Two bills to increase access to democracy for Washington voters were signed by Gov. Inslee after passing through both chambers of the state Legislature.
The proposed legislation is modeled after Maine’s 2016 law and would adopt ranked-choice voting for primary elections and congressional races.
Federal appeals court told Mississippi lawmakers to redraw a state Senate district where a judge found that black residents’ voting power had been diluted.
Georgia set to vote on sweeping election bill that authorizes $150 million in spending, the long-term cost of proposed solution remains point of contention.
On March 12, Congress member Justin Amash (R-Michigan) introduced HR 1681, to outlaw discriminatory ballot access laws for congressional candidates.
Turnout for municipal election has not exceeded 23 percent of registered voters in a decade, and a familiar cast of incumbents skate to victory every year.
The Department of Homeland Security’s top cyber official will ensure election officials uses basic cybersecurity techniques for 2020 presidential election.
Secretary of State reflects on the implementation of ranked voting for the 2018 primary and general elections, the recount process, and lessons learned.
DARPA is working with firm Galois to develop open source voting machine technology that would let people verify that their votes were tallied correctly.
- Top US House Intel Lawmaker: 2020 Election ‘Enormously Vulnerable’
- Streamlining the Application for Iowa Felons Seeking Voting Rights
- Georgia Voting Machine Debate Pits Election Officials vs. Tech Experts
- Broad Agreement on Small Donor Public Financing as Priority for NY
- Bicameral Native American Voting Rights Act Introduced in Congress
- Questions Raised About Facebook and Twitter Use of TurboVote
- Small Donors Dominated NYC Election Thanks to Public Financing System
- Does California County’s At-Large Election System Harm Latino Voters?
- New California Independent Redistricting System Will Help Republicans
- Decline in Readers, Ads Leads Hundreds of Newspapers to Fold
U.N. experts say Eritrea’s human rights record has not changed for the better since the government signed a peace agreement with Ethiopia last year.
Six Vietnamese activists and bloggers are facing long prison sentences for their peaceful opposition, Human Rights Watch said today.
On the night of Jan. 16, Kol Sat could not locate her husband even after contacting everyone she thought might know the whereabouts of Kong Mas.
A Chechen court is scheduled to issue the verdict against Oyub Titiev, a human rights defender with the Russian group Memorial, on March 18, 2019.
Hundreds of thousands of Algerians rallied to demand the immediate resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, fighting for his political survival.
A new Indonesian election survey shows President Joko Widodo’s big lead over his challenger, retired general Prabowo Subianto, is narrowing.
Thailand is preparing for a Sunday vote in its first general election since a 2014 military coup.Nearly 52 million Thais are eligible to vote.
The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is promising to free all protesters arrested in the last year within 90 days.
Switzerland’s proposed new e-voting system which isn’t on blockchain & has serious flaw enough to allow hackers to steal an election without being detected.
Palestinians across Gaza have taken to streets over past week to demonstrate spurred by taxes imposed by Hamas authorities on goods and high living cost.
- Brutal Crackdown by Hamas Follows Protests in Gaza
- Dissident Blogger Appears in Vietnam Jail After Vanishing in Thailand
- Iran Urged Again to Free Human Rights Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh
- Tibetan Set to Become World’s Longest-Serving Political Prisoner
- Rare Protests Erupt Against Hamas 12-Year Rule Over Gaza
- Putin Signs Into Law Bills Banning Insults Against Government
- Congo Suspends Seating of New Senators Following Disputed Election
- Fresh Rallies Against al-Bashir as Sudan Secures $300M Loans
- Algerian Doctors and Students Protest Despite New Deputy PM
- Hundreds Protest in Sudan to Keep Pressure on Bashir