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A study conducted by the Election Law Journal concluded that New Hampshire imposed the highest “cost of voting” of any state in the Union. The study cited the state’s lack of options for qualifying for mail-in ballots, its absence of early in-person voting opportunities, and its requirements for voter identification. New Hampshire Secretary of State David Scanlan criticized the report as “flawed,” citing high voter turnout in his state.        Visit WMUR to learn moreImage Credit: AlexiusHoratius (CC BY-SA 3.0)

A bill to reform the process for certifying the election of the President of the United States has passed the House of Representatives, 229-203. 9 Republicans - including the bill’s co-author, outgoing Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) - joined 220 Democrats to vote in its favor. The bill increases the threshold required to raise an objection to an electoral count from one member of each congressional chamber to one-third of the members of each chamber. The bill also clarifies that the Vice President’s role in

The Michigan State Supreme Court may get the last word on whether Michigan voters will get the chance to weigh in this November on two hotly-contested ballot initiatives: a proposed amendment to the state constitution to protect the right to an abortion and a major legislative expansion of voter access. Both initiatives stalled on their way to the November ballot within hours of each other, after the Board of State Canvassers deadlocked along party-lines on each measure. Opponents of the abortion rights measure cite

While the major social media company Twitter is reviving policies it first instituted in 2018 - this time to combat the spread of misinformation in the lead up to the 2022 midterm elections - many experts on voting rights believe these practices will not be sufficient. Twitter’s current policies emphasize creating special labels for posts which may not be reliable, or which may seek to undermine public confidence in an election. However, critics say that this practice isn’t nearly as effective as removing such

A former attorney for the Department of Justice has brought a long-shot lawsuit to federal court in Washington, D.C., arguing that the US Census Bureau is legally obligated to carry out a little-known and never-enforced passage of the Fourteenth Amendment. The so-called “penalty clause,” found in section 2 of the constitutional amendment, holds that if a state government illegally infringes on a citizen’s ability to vote, that state will lose Congressional representation in direct proportion to the percentage of its voters it suppressed. Though