Article: US Election: Twitter hides Trump tweet about ‘disappearing’ lead

Election 2020

US Election: Twitter hides Trump tweet about ‘disappearing’ lead

Twitter has hidden some of Donald Trump’s first tweets the day after a US election which remains undecided.

In one, the President wrote his vote advantage in key Democrat-run states had “started to magically disappear”, and in another that 500,000 votes in key states were at risk

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Article: Sharpie Ballots Count in Arizona

Election 2020, Election Fraud

Sharpie Ballots Count in Arizona

The falsehood that votes for President Donald Trump weren’t counted in Arizona because the ballots were filled out with Sharpie pens spread widely on the day after the election. But the county where the claim originated actually recommends that voters use fine tip Sharpies to fill out their ballots.

The word “Sharpie” trended on Twitter as a bogus claim of voter fraud in Arizona spread online, while ballots in key states were counted following the Nov. 3 election.

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Article: Voters in Maricopa County, Ariz., were forced to vote using Sharpie pens that aren’t read by voting machines.

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Voters in Maricopa County, Ariz., were forced to vote using Sharpie pens that aren’t read by voting machines.

Sharpiegate, voter fraud claim in Arizona is False

The Sharpie, a pen its manufacturer describes as “born for unique, unruly, courageous, outrageous self-expression that never, ever fades from glory,” has made its mark on the 2020 presidential election

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Article: Misleading claims about voter fraud in Pennsylvania are going viral online

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Misleading claims about voter fraud in Pennsylvania are going viral online

Just hours after the polls opened, misleading claims about voting in Pennsylvania, a key battleground state in the presidential election, were running rampant on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. The flurry of social media posts focused on alleged examples of voter suppression and polling location malfeasance, such as broken voting machines and ballots being discarded.

Conservatives — including the official Philadelphia Republican Party, Trump campaign operative Mike Roman, and right-wing media personalities — spread some of these posts on Twitter and Facebook, framing them as indicative of a widespread plot to harm Trump’s campaign. Some of the accusations have been disputed by election officials but continue to proliferate on social media. Local officials such as the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office called one of Roman’s tweets about Democratic Party signs outside a polling station “deliberately deceptive,” and Twitter has put a warning label on at least one of Roman’s recent posts.

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Article: Ballot Signature Verification Flaws Are a Big Factor in the Election

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Ballot Signature Verification Flaws Are a Big Factor in the Election

Almost 100 million Americans have already cast their vote, many of them by mail or dropbox. And with early voting shattering records across the nation, ballots’ signature verification process is under heavy scrutiny.

LA Times reporter Laura Nelson has written about the challenges election officials are facing, and who is more at risk for having their ballot rejected.

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Article: Voter intimidation is illegal. If you see it happen today, this is what to do

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Voter intimidation is illegal. If you see it happen today, this is what to do

There are laws in place to protect you from people who intimidate others while voting at the polls.

Voter intimidation at the polls is against federal law. Nevertheless, it’s been increasingly common this year leading up to Election Day — one election hotline has received more than 100,000 calls reporting voter intimidation since July, according to USA Today. When you go to the polls, make sure you know your voting rights, including the right not to be harassed about which candidate you’ve cast your ballot for, or if you’re allowed to vote at all. These illegal practices can lead to jail time and fines, and should be reported.

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Article: Election Reform To Return As Priority For Democrats In Congress

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Election Reform To Return As Priority For Democrats In Congress

Democrats who control Congress by narrow margins and the White House are making a fresh attempt to move forward a massive package that tackles dark money in campaigns, voter suppression and election security.

The architect of the bill, Rep. John Sarbanes, said in an interview that the tumultuous 2020 election was a perfect example of why the U.S. needs reform.

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Article: Records show dead people caught voting in NYC, report says

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Records show dead people caught voting in NYC, report says

he New York City Board of Elections (BOE) received mail-in absentee ballots in the name of dead voters, including a Staten Islander who died eight years ago, according to a report from the New York Post.

Election records showed that the BOE received absentee ballots from two dead voters, including from a Frances Reckhow of Staten Island, a registered Democrat, The Post reported.

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Artilce: Biden might win, but Trump could still be President

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Biden might win, but Trump could still be President

Most observers believe that like Bush vs Gore, this year’s elections will also end up before the US Supreme Court over challenges by a losing President Trump, to the huge numbers of postal ballots.

The US was the one who gave the world the term “banana republic”, meaning an unstable country where politics can be upended on whims or narrow considerations. Now the world’s banana republics have a new candidate member. The incumbent president, Donald Trump, has just declared himself the winner well before the counting process was completed, with postal and early voting still being added.

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Article: Give All Immigrants the Vote

Election 2020, Election Reform

Give All Immigrants the Vote

The United States will be a better place when every resident is represented.

Over the last few years, Democrats have become increasingly focused on expanding the franchise. In the teeth of Republican opposition, they’ve tried to restore voting rights to former prisoners convicted of felonies in Virginia and Florida. They passed a D.C. statehood bill in the House that would have finally allowed people in the district to vote for representatives and senators. They’ve been trying to restore the Voting Rights Act to protect the rights of Black voters.

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