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Joe Biden VP pick: Sen. Kamala Harris

WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Joe Biden has chosen Sen. Kamala Harris of California to join him on the Democratic ticket, fulfilling his pledge to select a female running mate and making Harris the first Black person ever tapped as the vice presidential nominee of a major party.  His campaign announced the pick Tuesday afternoon […]

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Kanye West: Republicans with ties to Trump are helping the rapper get on general election ballots – CNNPolitics

The effort is raising questions about whether Republicans are pushing for the rapper’s addition to the ballot as a way to potentially siphon voters from presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Until Tuesday, West’s attempts to get his name on the ballot have only focused on states that are either dominated by Republicans or Democrats […]

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Exhibit traces Voting Rights Act – US news – Life – Race & ethnicity | NBC News

ATLANTA — From a bloody attack on an Alabama bridge to a bill-signing ceremony in the White House, a new exhibit traces the history of the federal Voting Rights Act. Organizers of the free exhibit, at the Martin Luther King Jr. historic site, say they hope to show both the difficult struggle to pass the law […]

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Wisconsin’s Pandemic Election Is a Red Alert for Democracy in America | The Nation

This cannot become the new normal. Robert Forrestal wears a chemical mask to protect against Covid-19 as he votes on April 7, 2020, in Janesville, Wisconsin. (Angela Major / The Janesville Gazette via AP) Madison, Wisconsin—They were sabotaged by politicians. They were subverted by judicial activists on the courts. ose between sheltering at home and […]

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How to protect elections amid the coronavirus pandemic

At least seven states have postponed their presidential primaries in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. That has raised concerns about the other states that have state elections and federal primary elections planned for later this summer – and of course the general election in November. The main concern, in terms of the pandemic, is […]

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AP FACT CHECK: Sanders’ shift on delegates needed to win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is misrepresenting his stance on how many delegates a Democratic candidate must amass before clinching the party’s presidential nomination. Heading into key Super Tuesday contests and leading the AP delegate count, the Vermont senator argues that the candidate with a plurality of delegates at the end of the primary and […]


Election Update: What Our Forecast Says About Every Super Tuesday State | FiveThirtyEight

Feb. 26, 2020, at 11:28 AM .post-info   .has-bugs ILLUSTRATION BY FIVETHIRTYEIGHT .single-featured-image South Carolina has yet to vote, but there’s an even bigger prize lurking right around the corner. On March 3 — Super Tuesday — roughly one-third of Democrats nationwide will weigh in on the 2020 presidential race as 15 states and territories […]

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Why there aren’t more polls about the Nevada caucuses – Vox

Nevada is hard to poll, and new caucus rules are only making it harder. With less than one week to go until the Nevada caucuses, it’s not clear whether any of the eight remaining Democratic presidential candidates has a distinct advantage in the state, because Nevada — referred to as “the stepchild among the first […]

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Iowa Democratic Party chair resigns after caucus fiasco

The Iowa Democratic Party chairman is stepping down, he announced Wednesday, eight days after the Iowa caucuses became a national fiasco for the Democrats. “The fact is that Democrats deserved better than what happened on caucus night. As chair of this party, I am deeply sorry for what happened and bear the responsibility for any […]