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Amy Coney Barrett Is in an Impossible Position. So Are We.

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
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Washington State Counties Plan Extra Security for Election

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
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

California to Vote on What’s Next for Criminal Justice Reform

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
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THE FUTURE OF Security

Security Pros’ Vital Role in Thwarting Election Disinformation

There is much that they can do to support what state and local election officials are doing to counter efforts by those who would weaken our democratic institutions through distrust and suspicion.

By Mark Weatherford, Cybersecurity Columnist  |  October 20, 2020
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Another 'Year of the Woman,' Only This Time More Republican

Republican women fared poorly in 2018, but this year there's been an increase in the number running at both the congressional and state levels.

By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer  |  October 16, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Security

California Hopes to Further Refine Online Privacy

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.

By Sam Dean, Los Angeles Times  |  October 15, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Texas County Republicans Actually Benefit From Mail-In Voting

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
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THE FUTURE OF Security

Colorado Preps for Election Night Disinformation Problems

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
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

More Long Lines, Computer Glitches Kick Off Georgia Voting

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
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COVID-19 Gives Governors' Re-election Hopes a Boost

There are only 11 races for governor this year. The pandemic has increased the incumbency advantage, giving most governors a high-profile chance to display leadership in a crisis.

By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer  |  October 13, 2020
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States and Localities Intensify Voter Education Before Election

Election officials are working to ease public confusion about changes in the voting process, and to counter campaigns undermining trust. High- and low-tech strategies are helping to reduce worries.

By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer  |  October 13, 2020
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