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In reversal, GOP officials in key Michigan county certify ballot count after striking a compromise with Democrats

November 18, 2020
Josh Dawsey, Kayla Ruble, Elise Viebeck, and Jon Swaine | The Washington Post
Republican appointees on a key board in Michigan’s most populous county Tuesday night reversed their initial refusal to certify the vote tallies in the Detroit area, striking a last-minute compromise with Democrats that defused a political fight over the process to formalize President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state.
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It's up to the voters now: Presidential election to set the country's course

November 3, 2020
Susan Page | USA Today
An anxious and divided nation, gripped in the most serious health and economic crises of modern times, finishes voting Tuesday in what both sides describe as the most crucial presidential election in their lifetimes. Partisans for President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden who disagree on almost everything agree on this: The stakes are fundamental and far-reaching, a choice that offers dramatically different visions for the future.
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As Voting Nears End, Battle Intensifies Over Which Ballots Will Count

November 3, 2020
Peter Baker, Michael Schmidt, Jim Rutenberg, Nick Corasaniti | The New York Times
With the election coming to a close, the Trump and Biden campaigns, voting rights organizations and conservative groups are raising money and dispatching armies of lawyers for what could become a state-by-state, county-by-county legal battle over which ballots will ultimately be counted.
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‘A huge risk’: Trump’s allies can’t sway him on mail-in voting

September 12, 2020
Anita Kumar | POLITICO
For a few weeks, Donald Trump’s advisers had seemingly gotten through to him — the president was finally encouraging his supporters to vote by mail, at least some of the time. On-message Trump didn’t last long. He recently appeared to suggest people vote twice — voting in-person as a way to determine if their mail-in ballot had been counted — later warning Democrats would be “thieving and stealing and robbing” their way to an election win.
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Trump again suggests voting in person after mailing a ballot, calling system untrustworthy

September 5, 2020
Josh Dawsey, Hannah Knowles | The Washington Post
President Trump again urged people to vote in person after mailing their ballot in a Friday night call with North Carolina supporters, doubling down on messaging that sent alarmed election officials scrambling this week to warn that purposefully voting twice is illegal.
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Trump Encourages People in North Carolina to Vote Twice, Which Is Illegal

September 3, 2020
Maggie Haberman, Stephanie Saul | The New York Times
President Trump on Wednesday suggested that people in North Carolina stress-test the security of their elections systems by voting twice — an act that constitutes the kind of voter fraud the president has railed against.
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House convenes to fund Post Office

August 22, 2020
Kelly O'Donnell | NBC News
On a rare summer Saturday, Congress is meeting today to vote on a funding bill for the U.S. Postal Service. This is an attempt to ensure that mail-in ballots are delivered in time for the upcoming election.
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Trump’s suggestion of deploying law enforcement officials to monitor polls raises specter of voting intimidation

August 22, 2020
Rosalind Helderman, Josh Dawsey, Matt Zapotosky | The Washington Post
President Trump has revived the idea of using law enforcement officers to patrol polling places, invoking tactics historically used to scare voters of color. In an interview Thursday with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Trump described law enforcement officers as part of a phalanx of authorities he hopes will monitor voting in November.
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Fact-check: DeJoy said USPS isn't changing policies for election mail. Internal documents show they were going to

August 22, 2020
Abby Phillip, Paul Murphy | CNN
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy claimed Friday that USPS hasn't changed election mail policies ahead of the 2020 election, but documents obtained by CNN show that USPS planned to implement a drastic policy change for election mail after DeJoy took over, though that change has since been reversed.
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