Democrats and Republicans have released opposing ads on abortion in Virginia, a hot button issue at the center of the highly contested races for positions within the Virginia legislature. Virginia Republicans released an ad titled “No Limits” claiming that Democrats are attempting to make late term abortions “the rule and not the exception.” Virginia Democrats on the other hand released numerous ads across the state emphasizing that if Republicans gain full control of the Virginia Assembly they would institute a state wide abortion ban.
Scott Hall, one of the 18 defendants charged with former President Donald Trump for allegedly interfering with the 2020 presidential election in Georgia, pled guilty last week. Hall entered a guilty plea to five counts of conspiracy to commit intentional interference with performance of an election and has been sentenced to five years probation, he has also agreed to testify in related hearings and trials. Visit NBC News to learn moreImage Credit:Jimmy Emerson, DMV (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED)
North Carolina Republicans recently sent Senate Bill 749 to Democratic Governor Roy Cooper’s desk; the bill passed by a 26-17 vote, entirely along party lines. Though Governor Cooper has vowed to veto the bill, North Carolina’s Republican legislators recently gained a veto-proof supermajority practically guaranteeing the bill will become law. The bill will potentially change election administration in the state dramatically, and opponents of the bill are concerned it may lead to cuts in early voting locations and the time period where voters can
Vote.org, a non-partisan and non-profit platform encouraging election participation, received a massive spike in voter registrations last Tuesday. The group attributed the 35,252 newly registered voters to pop star Taylor Swift who posted an instagram story that day urging her fans to register. According to representatives from vote.org, the site saw a 1,226% increase in participation the hour after Ms. Swift posted the story to her instagram account. Visit ABC News to learn moreImage Credit:Jana Beamer (CC BY 2.0)
Early voting for Virginia’s consequential 2023 election began Friday September 22nd, with every seat in the state’s senate and house of delegates up for grabs. Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin surprised many members of his party by advocating for Republicans to get out to the polls and cast their ballot during the early voting period. While this action may not seem out of the ordinary, former president Donald Trump’s false claims regarding widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election centered on early and absentee