Article: Nation has Georgia on its mind, but many states are making voting easier

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Nation has Georgia on its mind, but many states are making voting easier

During the waning days of the presidential election, Vermont Democratic state Sen. Cheryl Hooker got a desperate call from one of her constituents: The woman said she had forgotten to sign her name on the absentee ballot, it had been rejected by the town clerk, and she couldn’t fix it.

This was a familiar story around the country, as the pandemic forced voters and election administrators to take a crash course in mail-in voting.

“People make mistakes,” said Hooker, who couldn’t help her constituent at the time. “They don’t sign the outside envelope, or they forget to put their name on it. Their vote would not count.”

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Article: Nation Has Georgia on Its Mind, but Many States Are Making Voting Easier

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Nation Has Georgia on Its Mind, but Many States Are Making Voting Easier

During the waning days of the presidential election, Vermont Democratic state Sen. Cheryl Hooker got a desperate call from one of her constituents: The woman said she had forgotten to sign her name on the absentee ballot, it had been rejected by the town clerk and she couldn’t fix it.

This was a familiar story around the country, as the pandemic forced voters and election administrators to take a crash course in mail-in voting.

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Article: Chris Christie: Biden ‘lying’ about Georgia election law

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Chris Christie: Biden ‘lying’ about Georgia election law

During a panel on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, Christie said Biden has “broken his own rule” about stating the truth. The Republican, who briefly ran for the Republican presidential nomination in the 2016 cycle, said Biden is “lying to the American people” about what the law that conservatives have touted the measure as policy that makes it easy to vote and hard to cheat.

“He’s lying about this bill, he’s lying to the American people about it, to cause the raging fire he said he was going to put out. I’m very disappointed,” the former governor told host George Stephanopoulos.

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Reform Initiative: Common Cause- Voter Registration

Election Reform, Initiative, Voter Registration

Common Cause- Voter Registration

Together, we are making commonsense updates to our elections so more eligible Americans can register, vote, and have their voices heard.

We’re ensuring that every eligible citizen can register to vote in a convenient, fair, and secure way that’s good for voters and administrators alike. By modernizing our elections, we ensure our systems are secure and efficient, saving states money and safeguarding citizens’ votes.

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Reform Initiative: US Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs)-Modernize the Vote

Election Reform, Initiative, Voter Registration

US Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs)-Modernize the Vote

Every American has the fundamental right to vote, and have that vote counted. And in a day and age when we can use computers and smartphones to do everything from paying our utility bills to reading the day’s headlines, there is no reason registering to vote shouldn’t be easy, accurate and automatic.

But advances in technology have not made it into most of our election systems, and nearly half our country is still using pen and paper to register to vote.

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5 Discussions That Shaped the Justice Reform Movement in 2020

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5 Discussions That Shaped the Justice Reform Movement in 2020

During summer 2020, the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and too many other Black Americans sparked a national dialogue around the failings of the U.S. criminal justice system. People nationwide joined together in protest of police violence, calling for a new approach to safety and justice. During this crucial moment, the Center for American Progress, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation virtually gathered 1,000 advocates, researchers, artists, and practitioners for the Innovations Conference, a multiday exploration of what it means to reimagine public safety and shrink the footprint of the justice system.

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Article: 2020 election fraud charges in multiple states

Election Fraud

2020 election fraud charges in multiple states

So far, at least 8 cases involving multiple instances of alleged voter fraud in 2020 and other recent elections have been brought in Georgia, New Jersey, Texas, Pennsylvania, Northern California and Mississippi.

Five people in Wheaton, Illinois were recently charged with multiple crimes involving election fraud during the 2020 general election.]

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Article: More Election Fraud, Medical Tyranny, Economic Update

Election Fraud

More Election Fraud, Medical Tyranny, Economic Update

Another week and more election fraud is uncovered.  Now, 400,000 absentee ballots are “missing” in Georgia.  Joe Biden won the state by a little less than 12,000 votes.  The ballots are required by law to be kept, but now they are gone and no way to check them.

There was more election fraud discovered in New Jersey and Mississippi as well, but the public is being told election fraud in the 2020 Election is a “myth.”  That’s a huge lie, and everybody knows it, including the Republicans that worked so hard to put Joe Biden in office.  Now, the Republican leaders are talking about “voter integrity.”  Hey, I thought voter fraud was a “myth”????

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Article: US election 2020: Donald Trump’s speech fact-checked

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US election 2020: Donald Trump’s speech fact-checked

President Trump spoke early on Friday about the US election count, making a number of accusations of fraud for which he did not provide evidence.

Trump: “I’ve been talking about mail-in voting for a long time. It’s really destroyed our system. It’s a corrupt system and it makes people corrupt.”

Mr Trump has posted more than 70 tweets casting doubt on mail-in voting, referencing voter fraud or “rigged” elections since April.

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Article: Mail Voting Litigation in 2020, Part IV: Verifying Mail Ballots

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Mail Voting Litigation in 2020, Part IV: Verifying Mail Ballots

This post is the fourth of a five-part series on litigation about mail voting during the 2020 general election. This series is part of Lawfare’s collaboration with the Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project.

The first three parts of this series reviewed litigation over rules for applying to vote by mail, eligibility requirements for vote by mail, the date by which mail ballots must be received, how mail-in ballots must be submitted and who can help a voter in the process.

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