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Wisconsin Governor wants all registered voters in the state to receive an absentee ballot, delaying the April 7 election amid the coronavirus crisis
Wisconsin Governor, Tony Evers, said on Friday that he wants all registered voters in the state to receive an absentee ballot and have until May 19 to return the ballots, which would effectively delay Tuesday’s election amid the coronavirus crisis. A (More)
Federal judge dismisses a lawsuit against Ohio for the new primary-election vote policy
Federal District Judge of the Southern District of Ohio Eastern Division, Michael H. Watson dismissed a complaint that was filed on Monday by voting rights groups declaring that the states' new primary vote plan violates the National Voter Registrati (More)
Federal judge refuses to postpone Wisconsin primary
US District Judge William Conley ordered Thursday that the Wisconsin primary must still be held on April 7 but added notable adjustments. Conley heard three consolidated cases that were each filed in response to the growing concerns over COVID-19 (More)
Federal appeals court upholds Massachusetts winner-take-all system for presidential electors
The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit said Tuesday that Massachusetts' winner-take-all system for presidential electors treats all voters equally and does not infringe on voters' constitutional rights. Three Massachusetts voters challenged (More)
Federal appeals court upholds decision to re-enfranchise Florida ex-felons despite financial obligations
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit upheld its own decision Tuesday to allow Florida ex-convicts to vote despite lingering financial and legal obligations. The court refused to reconsider en banc its original decision, effectively cement (More)
Utah governor signs bill ending single-mark straight ticket voting
Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a bill on Tuesday that will end single-mark straight ticket voting in Utah. Herbert signed a total of 148 bills into law on Tuesday. House Bill 70 changes former law that allowed voters to mark one choice to vote (More)
DOJ moves to drop charges against Russian firms implicated in 2016 election interference
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a motion on Monday to drop all charges against two Russian shell corporations accused of interfering with the 2016 presidential election. The motion states, "the government has concluded that further procee (More)
Enforcing the Constitutional Limits on the Pardon Power
In the wake of the conviction and sentencing of Roger Stone, for obstructing the congressional inquiry into Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham suggested that President Donald Trump “has all the legal (More)
Myanmar parliament rejects constitutional amendment to reduce military political power
The National League for Democracy (NLD), headed by State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, failed Tuesday to reduce the role of the military in Myanmar's parliament. The NLD proposed amendments to the 2008 constitution, which requires more than 75 per (More)
Uganda journalist and filmmaker Moses Bwayo held in prison
Ugandan authorities placed freelance journalist and independent filmmaker Moses Bwayo in custody in Luzira Prison on Wednesday. He has been charged with illegal assembly. At the time of his arrest, Bwayo was engaged in filming a documentary about (More)
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