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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. i voted
    ‘I Voted’ Stickers for Everyone Who Needs OneA New York Magazine collaboration with 48 artists
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. celebrity
    I Love PoliticsMichael B. Jordan’s bare chest and bitten lip reminds us to vote early
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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?
  28. 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.
  29. hmmm
    What’s the Deal With Those Disappearing Mailboxes?USPS trucks were spotted removing boxes in Portland and Eugene, Oregon, this week.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. vision 2020
    USPS Delivery Problems Adding to Suppression of Mail Ballot VotesTrump hates voting by mail and also the U.S. Postal Service. What could go wrong?
  43. vision 2020
    Joe Biden Needs to Win Big to Avoid a Contested ElectionIf Donald Trump is ahead on Election Night even with a majority of the vote uncounted, look out!
  44. vision 2020
    State and Local Budget Shortfalls Adding to Potential Election ChaosCongress needs to act to keep November’s pandemic-hampered election from becoming an epochal disaster.
  45. vision 2020
    Can Trump Pull Off an Upset Like Harry Truman’s in 1948?The more you look at Truman’s shocker, the less it looks like anything Trump can duplicate.
  46. vision 2020
    Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Force Texas to Let Non-Seniors Vote by MailTexas Democrats had a novel argument based on the 26th amendment’s ban on age discrimination in voting. But the Supreme Court’s not ready to go there.
  47. voting by mail
    Trump Staffers Who Voted By Mail, a Process He Calls ‘Rigged’The president keeps attacking the vote by mail process, though he and more than a dozen White House and campaign staffers have done it.
  48. vision 2020
    Republicans Will Fight to Stop Expanded Voting by Mail in NovemberDue to the coronavirus, most state primaries featured expanded vote-by-mail options, which Trump opposes. They may be nixed for the general election.
  49. vision 2020
    What We Can Do to Stop Voting Chaos in NovemberTime is running out and options are limited, but there are still steps we can take to protect voting rights.
  50. 2020 elections
    Voting Chaos in Georgia Another Bad Sign for NovemberA surge in voting by mail, faulty voting machines, and inadequate staffing afflict a state that could be a crucial November battleground.
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