State and local election officials want more money, better and earlier planning from political leaders as they prepare for November elections
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The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Trump is not immune from New York State Prosecutor’s subpoena for his tax returns. Trump said it was a witch-hunt.
The Homeland Security Department has appealed for expertise to help track and analyse social media disinformation by Russia, China, Iran, North Korea.
Hopes for an orderly vote in November are fading away as coronavirus cases rise and President escalates attacks on voting.
It would be crucial for the November 2020 election results to be known on election day to avoid a storm of social media speculations.
Coronavirus came with challenges to the US election landscape. There is impending disaster if adequate measures are not taken ahead of November’s polls.
With coronavirus restrictions looming over 2020 polls voting rights of Americans overseas are in the spotlight. Senate Dems urged DoS to ensure they vote.
Trump and his allies have consistently said mail-in voting is a recipe for fraud. But key experts describe a structure that would ensure the opposite.
Stronger cybersecurity is crucial to 2020 polls seen interference in 2016. States are stepping up cybersecurity efforts ahead of 2020 elections.
Mail-in voting is ideal for pandemic elections. GOP initial support for the voting method was weak but more and more of its members are supporting it.
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Hong Kong is heading toward the same fate as Tibet after China imposed a new security law that criminalises calls for independence.
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An embattled North Korean economy has been further weakened by coronavirus pandemic, somewhat its “black swan”, even though the regime still plays tough.
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Scholar Sohini Chatterjee says disinformation is not solely a foreign challenge as “democratically-elected leaders are increasingly fuelling [its spread]”.
Covid-19 Global Monitor is hosting a live web event on July 7, 2020, to discuss the pandemic’s impact on human rights and democracy.
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