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Liberal groups: Allow extended voting in Wisconsin election  ABC NEWS · 4 hours
Democrats and liberal groups in Wisconsin are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand a ruling that extends absentee voting in Tuesday's spring election more
Trump, Dems clash on boosting mail-in voting during pandemic  ABC NEWS · 1 day
President Donald Trump and Democrats are bickering over how to provide voters with safe and secure access to a ballot, as coronavirus pandemic rages in the U.S. and threatens to... more
Wisconsin limps toward Tuesday election despite virus fears  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Wisconsin is lurching toward a spring primary election on Tuesday despite widespread concern about in-person voting during the coronavirus crisis more
Wisconsin Republicans say election should go on as scheduled  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Wisconsin Republicans are brushing off Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ call for a special session to push back Tuesday’s election and shift to mail-only more
Wisconsin GOP says election should go on as scheduled  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Wisconsin Republicans are brushing off Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ call for a special session to push back Tuesday’s election and shift to mail-only more
Wisconsin governor calls special session to change election  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Gov. Tony Evers is calling on the Legislature to meet in special session to approve moving Wisconsin’s presidential primary to an all-mail footing more
Wisconsin barrels ahead with election despite virus fears  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The coronavirus has scared some states into delaying their spring elections, but not Wisconsin more
Judge says no Wisconsin election returns until April 13  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A federal judge has ordered Wisconsin officials to withhold reporting any results from Tuesday’s election until extended absentee balloting is complete April 13 more
Democrats elevate health care as virus-era campaign argument  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Democrats are zeroing in on health care as one of the few issues that might resonate among Americans who have largely shelved election year politics as they focus on protecting their families... more
Poles divided over holding presidential vote during pandemic  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Uncertainty is deepening over whether Poland will move forward with a presidential election scheduled for May in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic more
Commission seeks clarity on absentees for Wisconsin election  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The Wisconsin Election Commission says a federal judge who ordered an extension for absentee voting in Tuesday’s election should ensure that no results are reported until all absentee ballots are in more
Poland divided over having presidential vote during pandemic  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Poland’s parliament is preparing to vote on legislation that would transform the country’s May presidential election into one conducted exclusively by mail-in ballots more
The Latest: Ethiopian election postponed because of virus  ABC NEWS · 5 days
For the first time, a major election in Africa has been postponed as authorities say the coronavirus makes it impossible to prepare more
Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes  ABC NEWS · 1 week
President Donald Trump has signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress this week more
As virus toll mounts in NY, more friction with Trump  ABC NEWS · 1 week
President Donald Trump and elected leaders in New York are clashing again over the depth of the state's coronavirus crisis more
In politics and pandemics, trolls use fear, anger to drive clicks  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new CU Boulder study shows that Facebook ads developed and shared by Russian trolls around the 2016 election were clicked on nine times more than... more
Democracy in overtime: Candidates await virus-delayed votes  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Political campaigns in some U.S. states have been switching gears or in limbo awaiting decisions on voting plans after elections were postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak more
Senate passes $2.2T coronavirus aid plan, House votes Friday  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The Senate has passed a massive $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus pandemic more
Senate passes coronavirus rescue package on unanimous vote  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The Senate has passed an unparalleled $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus pandemic more
Senate trudging toward vote on virus rescue package  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The Senate is scrambling to unravel last-minute snags and win passage of an unparalleled $2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus... more
The Latest: Spain extends its state of emergency by 2 weeks  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Spain’s Parliament voted in favor of the government’s request to extend the state of emergency by two weeks that has allowed it to apply a national... more
Pennsylvania lawmakers vote to delay primary election  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Pennsylvania lawmakers voted to delay its primary election by five weeks to June 2, potentially past the spike of the state's spreading coronavirus cases more
The Latest: Putin postpones vote on amendments  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Russian President Vladimir Putin has postponed a nationwide vote on proposed constitutional amendments that include allowing him to seek another term in power more
The Latest: German lawmakers to vote on economic aid package  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Germany’s parliament is meeting Wednesday to approve an enormous package drawn up by the government to cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak more
Elections: Early warning system to fight disinformation online  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new project is an effort to combat the rise of coordinated social media campaigns to incite violence, sew discord and threaten the integrity of democratic elections. more
The Latest: Senate doesn't advance COVID-19 rescue package  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The Senate has refused to advance the coronavirus rescue package in a procedural vote with Democrats rejecting a draft from Republicans and pushing for more aid for workers more
Mississippi is latest state to delay elections amid pandemic  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced that he's postponing the March 31 Republican primary runoff in the state's 2nd Congressional District because of the coronavirus more
The Latest: South Korea voters must wear masks, gloves  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
South Korea’s election commission says all voters will be required to wear masks and use disposable gloves at ballot booths during next month’s national parliamentary elections as preventive measures against... more
How strong a role does religion play in US elections?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
On March 17, Joe Biden took firm control of the Democratic nomination process, winning primaries Florida, Illinois and Arizona by significant margins. The ongoing coronavirus epidemic is in... more
New Zealand passes landmark law to decriminalize abortion  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
New Zealand lawmakers have voted in favor of a landmark bill that treats abortion as a health issue rather than a crime more
Ohio Democratic Party sues over delay of primary election  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The Ohio Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit over Secretary of State Frank LaRose's decision to set a new state primary election date more
Putin orders Russian constitutional vote despite virus fears  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a vote on changes to the constitution which could allow him to extend his rule more
Ohio Democrats object to delay of state's primary election  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Democrats are expressing frustration and weighing their options after Ohio's primary was postponed because of coronavirus concerns more
Ohio leaders recommend delaying in-person voting in Tuesday primary election until June as coronavirus precaution  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Ohio leaders recommend delaying in-person voting in Tuesday primary election until June as coronavirus precaution more
Despite virus, 4 states push forward with primary  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Florida, Illinois, Ohio and Arizona are pushing forward with primary elections, although the coronavirus is causing headaches for some county elections supervisors as poll workers drop out in fear of catching the... more
2nd state postpones pres. primaries over virus  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Georgia election officials are postponing the state’s March 24 presidential primaries until May because of fears over the coronavirus more
Virus-era voting: France holds local elections despite fears  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
France is holding nationwide elections to choose mayors and other local leaders despite a crackdown on public gatherings because of the new virus more
Georgia 2nd state to postpone pres. primaries over virus  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Georgia election officials are postponing the state’s March 24 presidential primaries until May because of fears over the coronavirus more
Aide: Louisiana to postpone primary because of coronavirus  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
An aide says Louisiana's governor plans to postpone the state's presidential primary election for two months because of the coronavirus more
Louisiana elections chief asks to postpone April 4 primary  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Louisiana's chief elections officer is asking the governor to postpone the state's April 4 presidential primary election for two months because of the coronavirus more
The Latest: Canada's House of Commons shuts down for 5 weeks  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Canada's House of Commons voted Friday to shut down for at least five weeks to help ensure lawmakers do not contribute to the spread of for... more
Utah female senators walk out before abortion bill passes  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
All six women in the Utah Senate walked out in protest and refused to vote before the chamber passed a bill mandating that a woman be shown an ultrasound before... more
Female senators in Utah walk out as abortion bill passes  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
All six women in the Utah Senate walked out in protest and refused to vote Wednesday on a bill mandating a woman be shown an ultrasound before receiving... more
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