The 48-year-old appellate judge’s confirmation would secure a conservative court majority for the foreseeable future.
The disenfranchisement of voters has been a part of America’s history for as long as it’s held elections, and this year is no different. A look at the history of voter suppression and what it looks like in a pandemic.
By Amna Nawaz, Daniel Bush, Vika Aronson, Erica R. Hendry, Emily Carpeaux, rwellford
With nine days before Election Day, more people already have cast ballots in this year’s presidential election than voted early or absentee in the 2016 race as the start of in-person early voting in big states led to a surge…
By Nicholas Riccardi, Angeliki Kastanis, Associated Press
It has been an unusual election season. With record early and absentee voting, Americans across the nation are gearing up for an election during a deadly pandemic, a historic reckoning over racial justice and the worst economic crisis since…
By PBS NewsHour Weekend
By Christopher Booker, Mori Rothman
New York State has never allowed early voting for a presidential election before—but nothing about 2020 has been normal. NY early voting began Saturday, and as New Yorkers lined up around the block to cast their ballots an unlikely venue…
By PBS NewsHour
Nearly 7 million Texans have already cast their 2020 ballots—that’s around 70 percent of overall voter turnout in 2016. With races heating up at both the state and national level, KERA reporter Bret Jaspers joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the…
By Jonathan Lemire, Aamer Madhani, Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press
The coronavirus has reached into the heart of the White House once more, less than a week before Election Day, as it scorches the nation and the president’s top aide says “we’re not going to control the pandemic.” Officials on…
By Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett won crucial backing Saturday when one of the last Republican holdouts announced her support for President Donald Trump’s pick ahead of a confirmation vote expected Monday.
By PBS NewsHour
Over a million absentee ballots have already been cast in Wisconsin, where COVID-19 and a reeling tourism economy are major issues for voters. PBS Wisconsin political reporter Zac Schultz speaks with Hari Sreenivasan about the changing political landscape in this…
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