No elected officials will be more critical to protecting democracy — or subverting it — than secretaries of state. While their responsibilities vary from state to state, most oversee elections, a role in which they wield a tremendous amount of power.
Fundraising data from the first three months of 2022 show where campaigns and super PACs are so far spending big. They indicate which races could determine control of the Senate.
Much of the debate focused on vote-by-mail ballots and how they are collected and returned. Walker overturned a provision of the law limiting when people could use a drop box to submit their ballot, along with a section prohibiting anyone from engaging with people waiting to vote.
The new law disenfranchised 15% of El Paso’s absentee voters, who are some of El Paso’s longest-tenured and most active voters.
A new bill in Colorado would add more training requirements for election staff and officials, bar counties from copying voting machine hard drives without state permission, mandate full-time video monitoring of equipment and increase penalties for security breaches.
A series of continuing legal challenges to Democratic-created maps have created uncertainty about what the final districts will look like in state legislative, congressional and some county council districts.
The winners in a handful of mostly Republican primaries will help determine how competitive some Senate races end up being in the November general election – and if Democrats can hold their slim majority.
House Republicans are plotting to revive the Balanced Budget Amendment if they prevail in this fall’s elections, which could result in cuts to Social Security and Medicare.
But for now, Kelly’s in a good position. He does not have a Democratic primary challenger, while his would-be Republican opponents face a bruising and costly primary before they can turn their sights on Kelly.
The non-endorsement is a disappointment for Conor Lamb, who has been trailing behind primary frontrunner John Fetterman, the lieutenant governor, in polls and fundraising.
Across the country, the White population has shrunk over the past decade as minority communities have swelled, according to the 2020 Census. Yet, the rapid growth of Latinos and Blacks is not reflected in any of the new maps passed so far, except California’s, which added five seats where Latinos make up the majority of adults.
Her foundation, When We All Vote, along with 30 other organizations, will recruit and train at least 100,000 volunteers to register voters.
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