In spite of GOP objections, the US Senate has confirmed voting rights advocate Myrna Perez as a judge on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, which is based in New York. Perez has served as the director of the voting rights and elections program at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. She was confirmed by a vote of 48-43. Unlike the requirement for closing debate over legislation, closing debate over whether the Senate will confirm a nominee is
Attorney General Merrick Garland has warned that the Department of Justice is keeping a serious and comprehensive watch on changes being made to voting laws across the country, particularly in light of the redrawing of electoral maps after the 2020 census and the “unusual round of second examinations” states and counties have made regarding the 2020 presidential election. In response to questions about the limitations placed on his department’s power after the 2013 Supreme Court ruling known as Shelby County v. Holder, the current Attorney
In a statement released by the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, election security experts assured the public that there is “no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised” in the 2020 general election. The report is a rebuke to those spreading dis- and misinformation and unfounded claims of fraud or irregularities with the election results, most notably President Donald Trump, who has thus far refused to concede or accept that he lost the
A report on the results from a variety of state ballot questions, including: recreational marijuana use, the minimum wage, abortion, election reform, and taxes.Visit Reuters to learn more.
Millions of Americans who sat out the 2016 election are choosing to vote in 2020. Opinion polls and early voting returns suggest that these voters are backing Democrats by wide margins, but Republicans are working to register and turn out infrequent and first-time voters as well. Some experts believe that President Trump’s polarizing policies and behavior may lead to a higher voter turnout than in 2016. Visit the Reuters to learn more.