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Young Would-Be Voters Answer Taylor Swift's Plea

Pop star credited with boosting voter registrations through an Instagram post

(Newser) - After boosting the economy , Taylor Swift thought she might as well boost voter registration, too. has credited the singer with helping to register more than 35,000 new voters Tuesday on National Voter Registration Day. "I've been so lucky to see so many of you guys...

Activists Behind 'Despicable' Robocalls Hear Their Fate

Jack Burkman, Jacob Wohl tried to suppress Black votes in 2020

(Newser) - After a 2020 robocalling scheme that tried to dissuade tens of thousands of voters in multiple Midwestern states from casting their ballots by mail in that year's election, Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl were hit with a $5 million fine from the Federal Communications Commission; in October, the far-right...

Mark Meadows Was Registered to Vote in Three States

'Washington Post' adds South Carolina to list of Virginia and North Carolina

(Newser) - Former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows has made headlines in recent weeks after it was revealed he was registered to vote in two different states , Virginia and North Carolina. Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post's Fact Checker blog looked into all this and concluded the story isn't...

NC County Strikes Mark Meadows From Its Voter List

Records show Trump's former chief of staff was registered to vote in 2 states

(Newser) - An elections board in a North Carolina county has removed Mark Meadows, former chief of staff to President Trump, from its list of registered voters after documents showed he lived in Virginia and voted in the 2021 election in that state. Questions arose about Meadows last month , when North Carolina...

New Voters Could Decide Senate Runoffs

Thousands, mostly young, have registered in time to affect Georgia's January election

(Newser) - There's a wild card in the Georgia Senate runoffs. The state has signed up almost 76,000 new voters who are eligible to vote Jan. 5 in the election that will pick two winners, deciding which party will control the Senate. No one knows how they might tip the...

Goof in Virginia Leads to New Voter Registration Deadline

A cable was severed Tuesday, taking down the online voter registration system

(Newser) - A federal judge has extended the deadline for registering to vote in Virginia by 48 hours after the state's online voter registration system went down because of an accidentally severed cable . Wednesday's order by US District Judge John A. Gibney Jr. in Richmond is an effort to make...

On State's Final Day of Voter Registration, a Big Gaffe

Fiber optic cable is accidentally cut, shutting down Virginia's online voter registration

(Newser) - A severed fiber optic cable shut down Virginia's online voter registration system Tuesday, the last day to register before the November general election, per the AP . The Virginia Department of Elections said in statement that a “fiber cut” was affecting connectivity for multiple agencies, including the citizen portal...

GOP Leads Voter Registrations in Key States
In 3 Key States,
a Narrowing Gap

In 3 Key States, a Narrowing Gap

GOP leads voter registrations in Florida, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania

(Newser) - The Biden campaign is starting door-to-door canvassing just as data shows the Trump campaign leads in securing new voter registrations in closely watched states. There are still more people registered as Democrats than Republicans in Florida, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina—all states the president won by less than five points...

Voter Form Arrives in Time —for Cody, a Dead Cat

'How did this happen? It's not reality,' says owner Carol Tims

(Newser) - An Atlanta family says they received a voter registration form in the mail Wednesday—for their cat, Cody Tims, who died 12 years ago. "A great cat, indoor and outdoor, loved his family, loved his neighborhood. He was 18 and a half when he passed away," Carol Tims...

Michelle Obama Pushes for Expansion of Mail-in Voting

'No American should have to choose between making their voice heard and staying safe'

(Newser) - Michelle Obama's voting rights group has joined a new push to expand voting-by-mail options as lockdown measures extend further into election season. The group, When We All Vote, is supporting Democratic legislation that would require states to offer absentee voting to all voters. This is the first time the...

Florida Voters Were Registered Falsely as Republicans: Charges

Woman faces 10 felony counts

(Newser) - A woman in Florida faces charges after officials said she registered voters as Republicans without their consent. Cheryl Hall was working for Florida First, the New York Times reports. The group is bankrolled by an organization that backs President Trump, America First Policies. Hall was charged Thursday with 10 felony...

Why Bloomberg Is Spending Up to $20M in These 5 States

He's funding a voter registration drive designed to weaken Trump's reelection chances

(Newser) - As he moves toward a presidential announcement, New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is rolling out plans to spend an estimated $15 million to $20 million on a voter registration drive designed to weaken President Trump’s reelection chances in five battleground states. News of the large investment, confirmed by Bloomberg’...

Teen Turns Fast-Food Line Into an Opportunity

David Ledbetter registered 16 people to vote as they waited at Popeyes

(Newser) - When Popeyes added a fried chicken sandwich to its menu recently, one North Carolina teen made his way there ... and registered voters. As WCNC reports, David Ledbetter, who at 17 is not yet old enough to vote himself, wanted to get others involved after noticing "a lack of young...

Gillum Thinks He Knows How to Take Florida From Trump

And it involves six zeroes

(Newser) - President Trump narrowly won Florida in 2016 with around 113,000 more votes than Hillary Clinton—and it's a lead former Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum wants to obliterate in 2020. The Democrat is launching a massive voter registration drive in the state, CBS reports. "We are going to...

Ariana Grande Opens Tour With ... Voter Registration

Star joins nonpartisan group that works with musicians

(Newser) - Ariana Grande launched her "Sweetener" world tour on Monday night with a concert that included singalong hits, wardrobe changes—and voter registration. Head Count, a nonpartisan organization that teams with musicians on democracy initiatives, is signing up new voters on the 51-show tour, CBS News reports. The nonprofit has...

Already-Hot Georgia Governor's Race Just Got Hotter

GOP candidate Kemp says his office investigating state Democrats over alleged voter hack

(Newser) - If you thought the race for Georgia governor had gotten testy enough , welcome to an even testier Sunday: The office of Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate, announced overnight that it is investigating a "failed attempt to hack the state's voter registration system," specifically, "...

Senator Took Phone of Student With Voter Suppression Question
'Give Me My
Phone Back,

'Give Me My Phone Back, Senator'

David Perdue seemed to have not liked a query on voter suppression while visiting Georgia Tech

(Newser) - As controversy continues to swirl around the Brian Kemp-Stacey Abrams gubernatorial faceoff in Georgia, a senator campaigning for Kemp created one of his own. Kemp, who's currently Georgia's secretary of state, has been accused of trying to purge voter rolls ahead of the November election, and a Georgia...

March for Our Lives Group Makes Big Announcement

60-day bus tour kicks off June 15 to register young voters and promote gun law reform

(Newser) - Some of the most high-profile Parkland survivors hinted over the weekend at something big coming down the pike, and that news has just dropped. Axios reports the March for Our Lives activist group, which includes Marjorie Stoneman Douglas students David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez, and Jaclyn Corin, will be conducting a...

Looks Like Kushner Made a Voting Gaffe

2009 voter registration form said he was a woman

(Newser) - Jared Kushner isn't only facing criticism for his use of a private email address to conduct government business, but also his apparent failure to accurately fill out his voter registration form. As discovered by liberal research group American Bridge, Kushner's 2009 registration with the New York State Board...

Bernie Sanders Backers Sue Over 'Mass Confusion' in California

It all has to do with 'no party preference' voters

(Newser) - "There's mass confusion," William Simpich tells the Los Angeles Times . He's the attorney who on Friday filed a federal lawsuit over California's Democratic presidential primary, and the particulars of the case are a bit confusing as well. When Californians elect California officials, they can vote...

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