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Mohave County in Arizona has decided not to hand-count ballots in next year's election after discovering that counting the ballots by hand would cost over a million dollars and lead to inaccurate results. Many Republican leaders in the state had been advocating for a shift to hand-counting votes in response to claims of voter fraud from former president Donald Trump and his supporters. However, after a test run in June where workers spent three days hand-counting a batch of 850 test ballots from the

North Carolina lawmakers are considering three bills that voting rights advocates claim could grind the state’s democratic apparatus to a halt. The proposed changes would restrict same-day registration and mail in voting. Democratic representatives and voting rights advocates claim the new legislation could threaten the democratic process and suppress voting, Republican sponsors of the three bills did not respond to requests for comment. Visit NBC News to learn more Image Credit: Famartin (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Rudy Giuliani is negotiating a potential resolution in his legal dispute with former Georgia election workers Wandrea “Shaye” Moss and Ruby Freeman. Moss and Freeman accused Giuliani of defaming them following the 2020 presidential election and have already won nearly $90,000 from Giuliani to cover attorney fees. In a court filing last week Moss and Freeman’s legal team disclosed that Giuliani’s lawyer approached them, “to discuss a potential negotiated resolution of issues that would resolve large portions of this litigation.” In the lawsuit, the

The Florida Democratic Party recently held its annual Leadership Blue Gala in Miami Beach, and though Republican Ron Desantis’ won the states last gubernatorial election by nearly 20 percentage points, the mood among Florida Democrats was positive. Desantis’ struggling presidential campaign over the past few months has given a burst of energy to Democrats.Visit NBC News to learn moreImage Credit:Matt Johnson (CC BY 2.0)

Justin Jones and Justin J. Pearson, two Democratic state representatives in Tennessee who were expelled by Republicans over gun violence protests, both won primary races for their old seats last Thursday night. Preliminary results show that not only did the representatives win their primaries, they won overwhelmingly. The primary victories could serve as a message to Tennessee Republicans that Jones and Pearson retain significant support in their districts and could also provide momentum for advocates of gun legislation ahead of a special session scheduled