If Trump’s third Supreme Court nominee is confirmed by the Senate, there is no guarantee she will continue to hold views congenial to the president. But does America still want its justices to be unelected and unaccountable?
By Clay Jenkinson, Editor-at-Large | October 19, 2020
King, Snohomish and Thurston counties are all taking extra steps to ensure that the November election’s voting is secure. Officials are confident that they will be able to take in, process and count ballots.
By Joseph O'Sullivan, The Seattle Times | October 16, 2020
The state’s Proposition 20 would expand felonies which are ineligible for parole and collect DNA samples of misdemeanor offenders. Californians must decide if it assures public safety or is backward progress.
By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times | October 16, 2020
Proposition 24 would expand on the state’s existing consumer privacy law, and it would create a dedicated state agency to enforce those online protections. But not all user privacy advocates support the ballot measure.
Despite widespread Republican claims that mail-in voting systems will greatly increase the amount of election fraud, an analysis reveals that for Harris County, vote-by-mail has historically favored Republicans.
By Mike Morris and Stephanie Lamm, Houston Chronicle | October 15, 2020
Bracing for a potential swell in foreign interference, the Centennial State has brought on a new team of national security experts to monitor and mitigate potential threats against county election systems.
By Lucas Ropek, Government Technology | October 15, 2020
The state’s early voting options opened on Monday, and eager voters were met with hours-long lines and election machine glitches. By Election Day, more than two-thirds of Georgia voters will have cast their ballot.
By Mark Niesse, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | October 13, 2020