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Kari Lake's Voting Lawsuit Will Not Make It to Supreme Court

SCOTUS dismisses the Arizona Republican's suit without comment

(Newser) - Kari Lake will not get her day in the nation's highest court, reports USA Today . The current Senate candidate from Arizona and former gubernatorial candidate from the same state has sued over her loss in the 2022 governor's race, alleging that Arizona's electronic voting machines were...

Why It Will Take India 44 Days to Vote

Election officials will try to reach all 970M eligible voters—which is no easy feat

(Newser) - Nearly 970 million people, or over 10% of the global population, are eligible to vote in India's general elections that start Friday and last until June 1. The mammoth exercise is the biggest anywhere in the world and will take 44 days before results are announced on June 4,...

GOP Candidate Says 2020 Election Wasn't Stolen. But...

Wisconsin's Eric Hovde, running for US Senate seat, says nursing home turnout was exceedingly high

(Newser) - Not even two months ago, Eric Hovde's political campaign was described as "lackluster." Now, the Wisconsin Republican running against incumbent Democrat Tammy Baldwin for her US Senate seat is finally generating some attention, though for statements that may not play well with his state's older demographic....

Town Grants the Vote to 16-Year-Olds

'I'm not too young,' a Vermont teenager says

(Newser) - A Vermont town has acted on the notion that young voters offer hope for the future, giving giving them a chance to show it by letting 16- and 17-year-olds vote next week in local elections. That means some voters in Brattleboro, population 7,500, could have a hand in choosing...

Larry David Works 'Insane' Voting Law Into New Curb
Larry David Works 'Insane'
Voting Law Into New Curb
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Larry David Works 'Insane' Voting Law Into New Curb

Premiere of final season of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' mocks Georgia rule against water given to voters

(Newser) - We're pretty, pretty, pretty sure you won't want to blow through the following spoilers if you haven't seen this episode yet, so stop here if you're in that category. For everyone else, the premiere of the final season of Curb Your Enthusiasm contained all of the...

Virginia County Finds 4K Misreported Votes From 2020

Joe Biden was shorted during the last election, per officials in Prince William County

(Newser) - Former President Trump complains often about the results of the last presidential election, with no evidence to back up his claims, but in one part of Virginia, it's current President Biden who could have a valid beef. Per the Hill , officials in Prince William County have revealed that about...

Monumental Ruling Puts Supreme Court in Hot Seat

Ruling Puts
Supreme Court
in Hot Seat
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Monumental Ruling Puts Supreme Court in Hot Seat

Trump is widely expected to prevail in ballot challenge, however

(Newser) - The bombshell decision of the Colorado Supreme Court to keep Donald Trump off the 2024 presidential ballot in that state now shifts attention to the US Supreme Court, where an appeal is expected to land quickly. The Colorado court ruled 4-3 that Trump engaged in insurrection and is therefore barred...

This Candidate Just Found Out Why Every Vote Counts

Damion Green didn't cast ballot for himself in bid for City Council, ended up losing by one vote

(Newser) - We've all heard since we were old enough to vote that "every vote counts," and it's a mantra that Damion Green won't soon forget. The 40-year-old auto body shop worker ran for City Council in his hometown of Rainier, Washington, in November, but when it...

Abortion a Big Issue in Tuesday's Voting

Restrictions, protections are front and center in Ohio, Kentucky, and Virginia

(Newser) - The most-watched races in Tuesday's off-year general election have been dominated by the ongoing debate over abortion rights. From a reelection bid for governor in Kentucky and a statewide ballot measure in Ohio, to state legislative elections in Virginia, access to abortion has been a frequent topic in campaign...

Jim Jordan Is About to Try Again
Things Got Worse
for Jim Jordan in Round 2

Things Got Worse for Jim Jordan in Round 2

He got 199 votes, needs 217

(Newser) - As Jim Jordan and some of his allies predicted, things got worse for the would-be House speaker in the second round of voting. He could only afford to lose four Republican votes but lost 22 on Wednesday, up from 20 in Tuesday's vote; that gave him a total of...

What the Ohio Vote on Abortion Means
What the Ohio Vote
on Abortion Means
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What the Ohio Vote on Abortion Means

It appears to be trouble for the GOP strategy of leaving the issue up to the states, for now

(Newser) - Ohio voters delivered a victory for abortion access on Tuesday, even if they didn't explicitly vote on abortion. Instead, they rejected a GOP-backed proposal (called Issue 1) that would have made it harder to amend the state's constitution. However, the vote was widely understood to be an attempt...

In Ohio, a 'Huge Step Forward' for Abortion Access

Abortion rights advocates submit nearly double the number of signatures needed to get on ballot

(Newser) - Groups hoping to enshrine abortion rights in Ohio's Constitution delivered nearly double the number of signatures needed to place an amendment on the statewide ballot this fall, aiming to signal sweeping widespread support for an issue that still faces the threat of needing a significantly increased victory margin. Ohioans...

SCOTUS Delivers Big Voting Setback to GOP

6-3 ruling says states don't have absolute power to set federal election rules

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday put a major check on state powers when it comes to setting federal election rules. In its 6-3 ruling, one of the most closely watched of this term, the justices rejected the controversial "independent state legislature" doctrine , reports Politico . The doctrine, advanced by conservatives,...

With Clock Running Out, a Slew of Big SCOTUS Cases Loom

Affirmative action and religious and gay rights are also on the agenda before this term closes

(Newser) - The Supreme Court is getting ready to decide some of its biggest cases of the term. The high court has 10 opinions left to release over the next week before the justices begin their summer break. As is typical, the last opinions to be released cover some of the most...

Pope Approves 'Significant Crack in Stained-Glass Ceiling'

Women will have the right to vote at an upcoming meeting of bishops

(Newser) - Pope Francis has decided to give women the right to vote at an upcoming meeting of bishops, and the AP reports that's a historic reform that reflects his hopes to give women greater decision-making responsibilities and laypeople more say in the life of the Catholic Church. Francis approved changes...

Poll Workers Heard Noises in a Voting Booth. Now, an Arrest

Colorado man registered as a Dem is accused of trying to tamper with voting machine in June

(Newser) - A Colorado man who's a registered Democratic voter has been arrested on suspicion of tampering with voting equipment by allegedly inserting a USB thumb drive into a voting machine at a polling station during the primary election in June, authorities said. No elections data were accessed, and the June...

Judge Rules on Monitoring Ariz. Drop Boxes

Group can keep tabs on boxes in Maricopa County, over complaints of intimidation

(Newser) - A federal judge Friday refused to bar a group from monitoring outdoor ballot boxes in Arizona's largest county, where watchers have shown up armed and in ballistic vests, saying to do so could violate the monitors' constitutional rights. US District Court Judge Michael Liburdi said the case remained open,...

NBA Makes Unusual Move for Election Day

No games will be played on November 8, to encourage voting

(Newser) - The NBA will release its 2022-23 schedule on Wednesday, but one day is already known to be a blank slate—November 8. As in, Election Day. The league announced Tuesday that no teams will play that day in order to encourage people to vote, reports Politico . Instead, all 30 teams...

Wisconsin Court Angers Democrats on Voting Decision

In 4-3 vote, state's top court bans drop boxes for absentee ballots

(Newser) - Wisconsin's conservative-controlled Supreme Court ruled Friday that absentee ballot drop boxes may be placed only in election offices and that no one other than the voter can return a ballot in person, dealing a defeat to Democrats who said the decision would make it harder to vote in the...

Texas Court Kicks Back 5-Year Sentence for Illegal Vote

Crystal Mason says she'll fight 'these cruel charges' again

(Newser) - Update: A court made a mistake in upholding the conviction of a Texas woman who was given a five-year prison sentence for casting a ballot when she wasn't eligible to vote, and it needs to take another look at the case, a higher court ruled Wednesday. The court should...

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