American democracy envisions ballot access but voting rights, especially African-American, remain gutted, requiring more activism for congress to act.
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The coronavirus has complicated the electoral landscape as America heads to polls in November. It has affected voter access in particular.
Democratic heartlands in swing states are expanding vote by mail ballot-access during coronavirus. Trump’s home county in Florida is also planning to do so.
In an excerpt from her unfinished, unpublished memoir, Ruth Carter-Lynch discusses the time of Martin Luther King Jr. and fellow Civil Rights leaders.
Coronavirus outbreak has ignited a partisan battle over whether the U.S. should enact measures to make it easier to vote by mail [this fall], The Hill.
16 States restrict access to voting by mail. In case the coronavirus pandemic persists to year’s end, this could have impact on voting in these states.
The coronavirus is having varying impact on elections. One way this is happening is that it is making voter registration more difficult ahead of 2020 polls.
Those facing the greatest hurdles in primaries from the coronavirus are young voters, senior citizens, minorities and people in low income communities.
The U.S. elections information clearing house last week issued guidance to mitigate public health risk during voting due to the Coronavirus.
Ohio, Florida, Illinois, Arizona, are next on the primary calendar. Election officials in these states are taking extra precautions but predict a safe vote.