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Politics Oct 19Some states will count ballots of those who die prior to Election Day
Ballots cast by people who vote early but die before Election Day are sometimes cited as proof of voter fraud, but in many states they're perfectly legal.
Politics Sep 07In battlegrounds, absentee ballot rejections could triple
With the coronavirus creating a surge in mail-in balloting and postal delays reported across the country, the number of rejected ballots in November is projected to be significantly higher than previous elections.
Politics Aug 26U.S. officials say no signs of foreign targeting of mail-in vote
The remarks from officials at multiple federal agencies amount to a repudiation of claims by President Donald Trump and other administration officials that the expected surge in mail-in ballots due to the coronavirus pandemic leaves November's presidential election especially vulnerable…
Politics Aug 21WATCH: Postmaster says ‘no idea’ mailboxes, equipment being removed
Facing public backlash, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is testifying that it's his "sacred duty" to ensure election mail delivery. A Senate committee is digging into service changes he made ahead of the November election, just as millions of Americans are…
Politics Aug 18Ballot drop boxes seen as a way to bypass the post office
Such boxes have been used with success for several years in states like Oregon, Washington and Colorado that rely overwhelmingly or entirely on ballots that have to be sent in.
Nation May 07AP analysis: Some states are opening up without meeting key virus benchmarks
An Associated Press analysis has found that 17 states do not appear to meet one of the key benchmarks set by the White House for loosening up — a 14-day downward trajectory in new cases or infection rates.
Nation May 02Most states fall short of coronavirus testing thresholds
With no specific guidelines, states are left to figure out what a successful testing program should be while they simultaneously try to reopen their shattered economies.
Nation Apr 25Many states fall short of mandate to track virus exposure
As more states push to reopen their economies, many are falling short on one of the federal government’s essential criteria for doing so — having an efficient system to track people who have been physically near a person infected with…
Politics Mar 21Election limbo as coronavirus outbreak upends US primaries
U.S. elections have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic. At least 13 states have postponed voting and more delays are possible as health officials warn that social distancing and other measures to contain the virus might be in place for…
Politics Mar 13Tuesday primaries on despite virus fears officials say
They have been scrambling to recruit replacements for poll workers who are dropping out over fears of contracting the virus, providing cotton swabs for voters to use on touchscreen machines and extending absentee voting deadlines.