USPS Removes Mailboxes, Shuts Down Letter-Sorting Machines As Mail-In Voting Looms

POLITICS 08/14/2020 08:13 pm ET By Mary Papenfuss   The U.S. Postal Service removed mail collection boxes in at least four states and is eliminating automatic letter-sorting machines that speed delivery ahead of an expected surge of mail-in ballots in the Nov. 3 elections. As the Postal Service began to dismantle

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Black Students Sue Texas County Over Limited Early Voting Locations

By Sam Levine 10/23/2018 05:46 pm ET A group of students at a historically black university in Texas is suing county officials for not providing enough early voting locations on campus, saying they are discriminating against students based on their race and age. The five students at Prairie View A&M

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Somali-American Woman Running for Congress Faces Questions on Marriage, Campaign Spending

By Amy Forliti, The Associated Press Posted at 5:31 AM   MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota Democratic candidate for Congress who is poised to become the first Somali-American elected to the U.S. House has denounced claims that she married her brother and committed immigration fraud as “disgusting lies,” and says allegations of campaign

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Voter Suppression Is Deeply Embedded in the Republican Party. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Helped Put It There

By Charles P. Pierce Oct 3, 2018 I had forgotten until very recently that, prior to his assuming Michael Cohen’s old job as this administration’s king fixer, Don McGahn had been a member of the Federal Election Commission from 2008 to 2013. This was one of the last appointments that

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Speaker: Voter Suppression ‘Rampant’ Across the Country

Emily Porter eporter@themercury.com Carolyn Dewitt says there is no such thing as voter fraud. The president and executive director of Rock the Vote, one of the largest national voting and voter rights organizations, spoke at Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union Tuesday night as part of the UFM Community

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Brian Kemp’s Bid for Governor Depends on ERACING the Black Vote in Georgia

By Mark Joseph Stern Aug 17, 20186:26 PM On Thursday evening, the election board of Randolph County, Georgia, met to discuss a startling proposal to eliminate three-fourths of the county’s polling places months before the November election. A rural, impoverished, and predominantly black county, Randolph has just nine polling locations,

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