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.
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
Gov. Cuomo claims NY COVID Alert will be a great tool in the state’s fight against the spread of the coronavirus. But the administration won’t reveal the detailed data that would show the app’s effectiveness.
By Edward McKinley, Times Union | October 22, 2020
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
Several county health departments have not received enough or any funding to assist in the battle against the pandemic. As the state’s case count keeps rising, extra funding is critical, according to public officials.
By Katie Moore, The Kansas City Star | October 21, 2020
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
ALEC and a group of conservative economists rate the governors of Texas, Georgia and South Dakota best in the nation. Measured largely on spending and tax rates, Democrats fare poorly in their ranking.
By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer | October 20, 2020
The Federal Emergency Management Agency said earlier Friday that California's request did not meet threshold requirements for aid for a disaster declaration related to six wildfires that broke out in September.
By John Wildermuth, San Francisco Chronicle | October 19, 2020