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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Nonpartisan Service Takes Voters to the Election Finish Line

As if navigating every choice on a ballot isn’t enough of a puzzle, voters are confused about how and where to vote. A team of tech experts and researchers has created a one-stop resource to guide them.

By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer  |  October 27, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Security

Georgia’s Electronic Voting System Vulnerable to Attacks

With doubts and mistrust about election day results mounting, attention has turned to the state’s new electronic voting system, which is considered vulnerable to cyberattacks that could undermine public confidence.

By Alan Judd, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution  |  October 26, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Law Enforcement Prepares for Post-Election Civil Unrest

Federal, state and local officials in Washington state are preparing for the aftermath of next week’s highly-contested election. While there haven’t been any credible threats yet, the state is prepping for potential violence.

By Mike Carter, The Seattle Times   |  October 26, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Have Protests Hurt the Re-Election Chances of Two Mayors?

Portland, Ore., and Richmond, Va., have been rocked by racial justice violence for much of the summer. Both Mayors Ted Wheeler and Levar Stoney face heavy competition as they try to hold on to top office.

By David Kidd, Photojournalist and Storyteller  |  October 26, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Minnesota Assures Election Security for Absentee Ballots

Election officials are assuring voters that this year is no different: Their ballots will be counted and the election results will be fair. Roughly half of the state’s registered voters have requested absentee ballots.

By Jenny Berg, St. Cloud Times  |  October 23, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Parties Fight for Legislative Control Ahead of Redistricting

Democrats are playing offense, looking at recapturing chambers in states where Biden has a good chance of winning. There aren't enough opportunities, however, for them to erase the GOP's national advantage.

By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer  |  October 23, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Security

Iran May Have Sent Threatening Voter Emails, Feds Say

Government officials have confirmed that Iran and Russia have obtained some voter registration information and that the threatening emails sent to voters in Florida and other states may have come from Iran.

By Ana Ceballos and Samantha Gross, Miami Herald  |  October 22, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

Upcoming Elections to Determine the Fate of Young Immigrants

The Trump Administration continues to fight the courts about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, leaving many first-time applicants caught in the middle. The elections could decide the program’s future.

By Kate Morrissey, The San Diego Union-Tribune  |  October 22, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Will Voters Give Public Transit a Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

Transit officials are monitoring voter enthusiasm for a host of ballot measures they see as essential to economic recovery, supporting essential workers, social equity, climate goals and preventing traffic nightmares.

By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer  |  October 22, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

The Chance Voters Have to Break Our National Silence

Too many of our elected officials have stood quietly by in the face of idolatry and a cult of personality in our government. We need a return to the values of honesty, human rights and caring.

By Jabari Simama, Government and Education Columnist  |  October 22, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Mail-In Ballots Help but Don’t Remove All Voting Barriers

Voting by mail can make it easier for people of color to cast their ballots. But there are still language barriers, a lack of community outreach and government distrust that discourage many from feeling safe enough to vote.

By Craig Sailor and Phillip Reese, The News Tribune  |  October 21, 2020
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