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Justices fear ‘chaos’ if states can’t bind electors’ votes

May 22, 2020

By Mark Sherman ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON  — Supreme Court justices invoked fears of bribery and chaos Wednesday to suggest they think states can require presidential electors to back their states’ popular vote winner in the Electoral College. The justices heard arguments on an unusual voting issue that could have important consequences for the 2020 presidential…

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Biden pressed to choose a Black woman as his running mate

May 15, 2020

By Kat Stafford and Bill Barrow ASSOCIATED PRESS  DETROIT — After a devastating start to the Democratic primary, Joe Biden’s campaign was revived when Black voters in South Carolina and throughout the South overwhelmingly sided with him. Now that he’s the presumptive Democratic nominee, Black voters and leaders are pressing for him to pick a…

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Philadelphia City Commissioners’ Chairwoman Lisa Deeley calls on Gov. Wolf and legislature to extend voted ballot return deadline for the June 2 primary

April 30, 2020

On Monday, Philadelphia City Commissioners’ Chairwoman Lisa Deeley called on the governor and the State Legislature to act and extend the deadline to return voted ballots to the Board of Elections. Currently, voted ballots must be received by the Board of Elections by 8pm on Election Day, June 2.  Deeley requests that — due to…

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Swing-state Republicans pin virus fallout on Democrats

April 30, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this April 20, 2020 file photo protesters demonstrate at the state Capital in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) By Marc Levy ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. — With legions out of work, Republicans across the critical battleground states are trying to lay blame for the economic wreckage of the coronavirus outbreak on Democratic…

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Census delay could put off new voting districts, primaries

April 30, 2020

By David A. Lieb and Mike Scheider ASSOCIATED PRESS  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.  — The U.S. Census Bureau needs more time to wrap up the once-a-decade count because of the coronavirus, opening the possibility of delays in drawing new legislative districts that could help determine what political party is in power, what laws pass or fail…

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Biden backs mail vote, says Trump’s opposition ‘un-American’

April 30, 2020

By Bill Barrow ASSOCIATED PRESS  ATLANTA  — Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is calling on Congress to provide enough money for every state to allow voters to cast a ballot by mail this November amid the coronavirus pandemic. In making that pitch during an online fundraiser Thursday night, Biden blasted President Donald Trump for…

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The Primary Challenge

April 30, 2020

Is the Philadelphia area ready to help voters participate in a Pennsylvania primary that will feature mail-in voting? The answer depends on who you ask. By Denise Clay If you’re trying to find Danyl Patterson these days, you might want to start on Facebook Live. Every day at 3:30pm, Patterson, an attorney running for the…

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As mail voting pushed, some fear loss of in-person option

April 24, 2020

ABOEV PHOTO: Fran Drago shows her sticker after she voted in the Florida presidential primary in Cape Coral, Fla. Scrambling to address voting concerns amid a pandemic, election officials from Nevada to Florida are scaling back or eliminating opportunities for people to cast ballots in person. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File) By Christina A. Cassidy And…

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Coronavirus makes it harder for campaigns to ask for money

April 2, 2020

By Brian Slodysko ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON  — White House candidates aren’t usually bashful about asking supporters for money. But as the coronavirus upends everyday life, inundating hospitals, tanking financial markets and putting 3.3 million Americans out of work, President Donald Trump and his likely Democratic rival, Joe Biden, suddenly find themselves navigating perilous terrain. What…

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