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…
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…
By Zac Schultz, Wisconsin Public Television
The Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa has become a key swing district for down-ballot races in Wisconsin. Democrats are fighting to maintain a 2018 victory there and parlay it into wins in other suburban districts, while local Republicans are appealing to…
By Hari Sreenivasan, Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo
In the central Ohio city of Lancaster, the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic stretched already thin public safety resources. Despite aid from the federal CARES Act, city officials say they need more revenue to fund the fire department and police…
By Claudia Lauer, Associated Press
Police unions nationwide have largely supported President Donald Trump’s reelection, amid mass demonstrations over police brutality and accusations of systemic racism — but a number of Black law enforcement officers are speaking out against these endorsements, saying their concerns over…
By Barbara Ortutay, David Klepper, Associated Press
Ever since Russian agents and other opportunists abused its platform in an attempt to manipulate the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Facebook has insisted — repeatedly — that it’s learned its lesson and is no longer a conduit for misinformation, voter…
In addition to the presidential race, Ohio will also be voting for 16 congressional seats on Election Day. The last two elections haven’t seen a competitive race, partly because of how the district maps are drawn. Karen Kasler, Ohio Statehouse…
By David Klepper, Associated Press
American voters face an especially pivotal, polarized election this year, and scammers here and abroad are taking notice — posing as fundraisers and pollsters, impersonating candidates and campaigns, and launching fake voter registration drives. It’s not votes they’re after, but…
By Aamer Madhani, Zeke Miller, Associated Press
Gone are the days when President Donald Trump held forth daily at the White House podium flanked by members of his coronavirus task force. And the days when Vice President Mike Pence and other task force officials would head to…
By Isabella Isaacs-Thomas
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