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  1. voting rights
    Believe It or Not, Some States Are Making It Easier to VoteAmid the outcry over Republican-led states restricting voting opportunities, some states are moving in the opposite direction.
  2. politics
    Can Joe Manchin of All People Trigger a Breakthrough on Voting Rights?The much-maligned Democrat has unveiled a compromise proposal that is getting praise from his party for a change.
  3. voting rights
    Texas Democrats Block Voting Restrictions Bill, For NowThe GOP-led bill bans drive-thru voting, caps poll hours, and adds new rules for mail-in ballots, among other measures to limit voting access.
  4. voting by mail
    Making Voting More Convenient May Help Democrats After AllCensus data shows that Democratic-leaning younger voters benefited from more flexible voting arrangements in 2020.
  5. polls
    Did Trump Ruin Polling, Too?Pollsters are beginning to wonder if Trump succeeded in discouraging response to polls just as he discouraged voting by mail.
  6. voting rights
    The States Following Georgia’s Lead on Voter SuppressionSimilar voting restrictions could soon be enacted in key Republican-controlled states like Arizona, Florida, New Hampshire, and Texas.
  7. politics
    Raffensperger’s Support for Georgia’s Voter-Suppression Law Won’t Save HimGeorgia’s secretary of state blasphemed Trump, and that’s all that matters to his fellow Republicans.
  8. voting rights
    What Can Democrats Do About Georgia’s Voting-Rights Restrictions?They are already going to court, and could pass preemptive legislation in Congress. But winning control of the state in 2022 is the best solution.
  9. politics
    Georgia Republicans Take Revenge on Voting RightsAfter major Democratic wins, the embattled GOP passes a harsh law to claw back power.
  10. voting rights
    Republicans Return to Old Voter-Suppression PlaybookTrump shifted the focus to phony vote-by-mail fraud claims, but Republicans tried to limit all kinds of voting pre-2020 — and they’re at it again.
  11. voting rights
    State Republicans’ War on Voting by Mail Has BegunThe GOP, which once championed the practice, is reintroducing restrictions abandoned years ago.
  12. politics
    Georgia Senate Runoffs Head Toward a Dramatic FinishAmid epic spending and strong early voting, the contests that will determine Senate control remain in a dead heat.
  13. vision 2020
    Why Did Trump’s Plan to Contest an Election Defeat Fail?For months, many feared that Trump was plotting to mount an election challenge. His efforts were either insufficiently serious or merely incompetent.
  14. contested election
    Trump’s Hold on the GOP Rank and File Continues to Be AmazingHe convinced millions to vote in person, then convinced millions more than the partisan split in voting methods he engineered proves massive fraud.
  15. supreme court
    How the Supreme Court Has Already Tinkered With the 2020 ElectionThe Court has deferred to state decisions about mail-ballot deadlines and other election issues, with some conservatives clearly wanting to intervene.
  16. vision 2020
    Is Republican Voter Suppression Starting to Backfire?The same dynamic that led Wisconsin Democrats to turn out massively in the teeth of a pandemic could be fueling the surge in early voting.
  17. i voted
    ‘I Voted’ Stickers for Everyone Who Needs OneA New York Magazine collaboration with 48 artists
  18. vision 2020
    What the Early-Voting Deluge Could Mean for the ElectionRecord levels of early voting may mean record overall turnout. But even if early voters are just voting earlier, it could make for a quicker count.
  19. 2020 elections
    We May Have to Wait for Senate Election Results, TooFor reasons ranging from slow counts of mail ballots to funky majority-vote requirements, we may not know who controls the Senate until January.
  20. vision 2020
    Should We Stop Panicking About Trump Stealing the Election?The odds of a contested presidential election have dropped. But until Trump’s attacks on mail ballots are repudiated by his party, some risk remains.
  21. supreme court
    Once Again, Supreme Court Won’t Help Make It Easier to Vote During COVIDThe Court is putting an end to late preelection interventions by federal judges.
  22. vision 2020
    The Democratic Advantage in Voting by Mail Is a Mixed BlessingDemocrats will be able to “bank” a lot of early votes, but then they may have to fight all the way to the Supreme Court to get them counted.
  23. presidential debates
    Trump Closes Debate by Threatening Election Night ChaosRather than forswearing an early victory claim, Trump said the Supreme Court should weigh in on his incoherent, fact-free attacks on voting by mail.
  24. vision 2020
    Trump Keeps Repeating These Ludicrous Attacks on Voting by MailSome Trump claims are made up, others are exaggerations, and still others mistake safeguards against fraud for fraud.
  25. vision 2020
    A Nightmarish End to the 2020 Elections Is Becoming All Too PlausibleBarton Gellman lays out in great detail how Trump might use chaos to steal a second term, or at least create a constitutional crisis.
  26. vision 2020
    Pennsylvania Becomes Ground Zero For Election LawsuitsOne key struggle is over a court ruling that determined that “naked ballots” mailed without special envelopes will not be counted in November.
  27. 2020 elections
    Overshadowed by 2020 Crises, California Ballot Initiatives Are Still a Big DealBringing back affirmative action, paring back Prop 13, and fighting benefits for gig workers are among the initiatives on the line this year.
  28. vision 2020
    Social-Media Platforms Will Discourage Premature Election Victory ClaimsWhat Twitter and Facebook are doing should be emulated and expanded by all broadcast and cable networks before Election Night.
  29. vision 2020
    Top Republican Election Lawyer Trashes Trump’s ‘Voter Fraud’ LiesBen Ginsberg tried to find widespread “voter fraud” for decades. Now he’s calling out Trump’s claims as fraudulent.
  30. vision 2020
    Trump Backers Make a Case for Stealing Election, Before Biden Gets the ChanceConservatives are advancing a dangerous argument, suggesting a premature Trump victory declaration may be justified by a planned Democratic coup.
  31. vision 2020
    Mail Ballot Requests Are Sky High, and They’re Largely From DemocratsExpectations that mail ballot requests will spike are being fulfilled, along with a partisan tilt in voting methods and a maybe a contested election.
  32. vision 2020
    Democrats Scramble to Prevent Premature Trump Victory DeclarationIn battlegrounds with little experience voting by mail, a faster count may keep Trump from calling the race before all the votes are counted.
  33. voting by mail
    Trump Asks Americans to Defend Against Voter Fraud by Committing Voter FraudThe president advised people to test North Carolina’s mail-in system by voting in person then casting an absentee ballot, which is illegal.
  34. vision 2020
    Election Day Is About to BeginTen states begin sending out mail ballots in September and seven hold in-person early voting the same month.
  35. vision 2020
    An Election Night ‘Red Mirage’ Is a Nightmare for DemocratsEvidence grows that thanks to big partisan splits in voting methods, Trump may have an Election Night lead even if mail ballots doom him to defeat.
  36. voting by mail
    What’s the Deadline for Mail-In Ballots?With an expected pandemic-induced spike in mail-in ballots, the stakes are unusually high for election-rules litigation.
  37. vision 2020
    If Trump Was Really Worried About Mail-Ballot Security, He’d Try to Fund ItTrump complains about overwhelmed and insecure election systems. Why won’t he accept Democratic proposals to spend some money to address them?
  38. vision 2020
    The Biden Campaign Is Shelling Out to Make Sure You Know How to Vote by MailThe more voters (and media) know about mail ballots and slow counts, the less Trump can pull a fast one on Election Night.
  39. vision 2020
    How Trump Is Trying to Ensure an Early Election Night LeadTrump’s demonization of voting by mail has convinced his fans to vote in person, which could skew the early returns and lead to a contested election.
  40. vision 2020
    Supreme Court Lets Rhode Island Relax Voting by Mail RequirementsAfter refusing to require accommodations for voting in a pandemic, the Court did allow states to do so themselves.
  41. vision 2020
    Trump Admits He’s Starving the Postal Service to Sabotage Voting by MailTrump is tampering with the November election in plain sight by trying to inhibit perfectly legal voting by mail and plotting to contest a defeat.
  42. vision 2020
    In the 2020 Race, Uncertainty Is All Trump Has Going for HimMost of the developments that could produce a Trump comeback and win are beyond the president’s control.
  43. vision 2020
    Election Funding Is Being Held Hostage in Stimulus StandoffWe are drifting toward a general election that could crash state and local election systems, and it’s looking like Republicans are fine with that.
  44. vision 2020
    Why Do the Last Votes Counted Skew Democratic?The “blue shift” in results that Trump will call fraudulent likely comes from provisional ballots and late Democratic voting by mail.
  45. vision 2020
    Trump Says Voting by Mail is Evil — Except in FloridaTrump executes a selective reversal by suggesting that voting by mail in Florida — but not in other states — is just fine.
  46. vision 2020
    Trump Says He Has the ‘Right’ to Block Any State Expansion of Mail-in VotingTrump says he is considering an executive order to stop states from scaling up mail-in ballots, which he falsely claims promote voter fraud.
  47. vision 2020
    Trump’s Two-Pronged Strategy to Demonize Voting by MailTrump hopes to keep Republicans from voting by mail, in which a lot of ballots are invalidated, while undermining the credibility of a Democratic win.
  48. vision 2020
    What the Constitution Says About Trump’s Suggestion to Delay the ElectionTrump has no power to postpone an election, and even Congress can’t extend his term beyond January 20.
  49. vision 2020
    Why 2020 Is Not Just Another 2016Democrats can be forgiven for a superstitious fear of a Trump comeback. But the real threat may not emerge until the polls close.
  50. vision 2020
    Why Trump Can’t Count on COVID-19 to Suppress the Vote for HimDespite the pandemic, primary turnout has been strong, so Republicans wanting to hold down the vote will have to suppress it on their own.
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