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    BOSTON (CBS) — Gov. Charlie Baker has signed a bill extending early and mail-in voting practices in Massachusetts, adopted during the pandemic, through the end of 2021. A spokesman for the governor confirmed that he signed a supplemental budget including “a section extending expanded early voting and no-excuse mail-in voting until December 15, 2021.” READ MORE: Woman In Critical Condition...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A runoff for a U.S. House seat in Texas on Tuesday, July 27 came down to two Republicans in a race to succeed Rep. Ron Wright, who in February became the first member of Congress to die after being diagnosed with COVID-19. It appears Republican state lawmaker Jake Ellzey has upset Susan Wright, GOP party activist...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A runoff for a U.S. House seat in Texas on Tuesday, July 27 came down to two Republicans in a race to succeed Rep. Ron Wright, who in February became the first member of Congress to die after being diagnosed with COVID-19. It appears Jake Ellzey has upset Susan Wright to win the U.S. House seat....
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A runoff for a U.S. House seat in Texas on Tuesday, July 27 came down to two Republicans in a race to succeed Rep. Ron Wright, who in February became the first member of Congress to die after being diagnosed with COVID-19. It appears Jake Ellzey has upset Susan Wright to win the U.S. House seat....
    South Dakota Gov. Kristi NoemKristi Lynn NoemPoll: Trump leads 2024 GOP primary trailed by Pence, DeSantis Lawyers group criticizes Noem, Abbot on National Guard to border Five takeaways from the CPAC conference in Dallas MORE (R) is slated to travel to South Carolina for an early voting event in August as speculation swirls around whether she will launch a 2024...
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, possibly mulling a 2024 White House bid, is making her debut in South Carolina next month — an introductory step in the first Southern state to cast Republican-primary votes for president. Noem will speak Aug. 23 at the “Faith & Freedom BBQ” in Anderson, the event’s host, U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan,...
    Coming off a year of record turnout, we know most people are generally resistant to change, but what about some of the specific changes being debated in legislatures now, like voter ID, or what to do with mail ballot rules, drop boxes and voting times? So we asked people — and paired their views with their actual voting experiences last year. ...
    This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. The White Oak Community Recreation Center is among 19 potential locations being considered for early voting centers in the 2022 elections, Montgomery County Board of Elections members said at a Monday afternoon meeting. The county will be able to establish...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Massachusetts lawmakers have reportedly agreed on a measure to extend early voting and voting by mail in local elections. The full Legislature is set to take up the proposed bill Monday, and it could be on Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk by the end of the week. Secretary of the Commonwealth Bill Galvin told WBZ-TV he’s optimistic that...
    Texas' Republican Governor Greg Abbott late on Tuesday slammed President Joe Biden for 'spreading disinformation' with his speech saying GOP voting bills are 'the most significant threat to democracy since the Civil War'. 'Biden has a pattern of spreading misinformation & he's at it again today, Abbott said in a tweet.  'The Texas Legislature is passing a law that EXPANDS early...
    Texas lawmakers return to the state Capitol in Austin on Thursday to tackle a host of conservative priorities in a special session that is almost certain to devolve into a partisan cage match. Front and center among legislative priorities outlined by Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) is one of the few bills that minority Democrats...
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The elections integrity bill is generating a lot of attention at the start of the Texas Legislature’s Special Session. It’s one of about a dozen agenda items Gov. Greg Abbott has called lawmakers back to Austin to pass. READ MORE: Reality TV Star, Dallas Developer Bill Hutchinson Arrested For Alleged Sexual Assault Of Teen Girl Republicans...
    AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) — Texas Republicans are set to mount another push for restrictive new voting laws as lawmakers begin a 30-day special legislative session that Governor Greg Abbott says he wants to see focused in part on “election integrity.” Abbott released an 11-item agenda for the special session that includes a raft of issues designed to appeal to cultural conservatives,...
    (CNN)Texas Republicans are set to mount another push for restrictive new voting laws in their state as lawmakers on Thursday begin a 30-day special legislative session that Gov. Greg Abbott says he wants to see focused in part on "election integrity." Abbott released an 11-item agenda for the special session that includes a raft of issues designed to appeal to...
    On Saturday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) pushed back on the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against the state over its election law by stating that the law adds early voting days and wondering, “why are they not suing Delaware or other states that are much more restrictive than the state of...
    Eric Adams is leading. Andrew Yang has conceded. Kathryn Garcia vowed that the winner will come down the "twos and threes" in ranked-choice voting. Maya Wiley assured her supporters "every single vote will count." Initial reported results in New York City's Democratic mayoral primary showed Adams with a formidable lead, but it is expected to take weeks before a winner...
    Eric Adams is leading. Andrew Yang has conceded. Kathryn Garcia vowed that the winner will come down the "twos and threes" in ranked-choice voting. Maya Wiley assured her supporters "every single vote will count." Initial reported results in New York City's Democratic mayoral primary showed Adams with a formidable lead, but it is expected to take weeks before a winner...
    Eric Adams, the pro-police candidate who rose to the lead of polls in recent weeks, led the New York City mayoral primary results on Tuesday in early returns for a race that centered on public safety. Adams led with roughly 30% of early returns late Tuesday evening, although the results were inconclusive due to the city's implementation of ranked-choice...
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    In August 2005, marchers headed down Martin Luther King Blvd. during a "Keep the Vote Alive" rally in Atlanta, Georgia. The major Democratic super PAC Priorities USA announced Tuesday substantial funding for an early push to combat the GOP-led assault on voting rights across the country. To that end, the group is pouring $20 million into efforts to organize and educate voters about...
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    A supermajority of Americans support both voter ID requirements and easier access to in-person early voting, according to a poll released by Monmouth University on Monday. The poll found that 80% of Americans supported requiring would-be voters to show photo ID to cast their ballot. Only 18% were opposed to such measures. Election administration issues such as voter ID and...
    The new ranked-choice voting system, which will likely pick the next mayor of New York City, Brooklyn borough president and city comptroller on Tuesday, can be easily understood but requires a lot of work, said several early voters at a Brooklyn polling place. People who were interviewed after voting early in the upcoming Democratic primary at the Masonic Temple at...
    A majority of people surveyed in a new poll believe that in-person early voting should be made easier, and that voters should be required to show photo identification before casting ballots. The Monmouth University poll found that 71 percent think early voting should generally be made easier, while only 16 percent say it should be made harder. Support among respondents was...
    Amid plenty of partisan rancor over election integrity and voter suppression, a new national poll indicates that most Americans support requiring voter identification to cast a ballot and easier access to early voting. And a survey by Monmouth University released on Monday also indicates that the public is more divided on expanding voting by mail. REPUBLICANS REJECT DEMOCRATS' ELECTION BILL...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Before early voting ended in New York City's primary elections Sunday afternoon, Democratic mayoral candidates Eric Adams, Kathryn Garcia, Andrew Yang, and Maya Wiley pulled out all the stops to get voters to the polls ahead of Tuesday's primary vote.According to the Board of Elections, 191,197 votes have been cast after nine days of early voting.From...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced plans to start scaling back mass vaccination sites in New York. With 70% of adult New Yorkers having received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, the state will shift focus to areas with low vaccination rates. READ MORE: New Jersey Hits COVID Vaccination Milestone 2 Weeks Early As part of...
    On Thursday’s broadcast of Fox News Radio’s “Guy Benson Show,” Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) criticized former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams for profiting off criticizing Georgia’s voting law, then supporting Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) voting proposal that has an ID requirement and fewer early voting days than the state of Georgia does. While discussing Vice President Kamala Harris visiting...
    Democrats and Republicans have opened a new front in the 2022 battle for control of Congress: competing to influence voting regulations in key states and tussling over how Americans cast their ballots. The fight over elections usually comes after the vote, with the two major political parties and their affiliated campaigns going to court to contest the outcome or argue...
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    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New York City's primary election is less than a week away, and the Democratic candidates vying to be the next mayor are making their final pushes.Early voting is already underway, with tens of thousands of New Yorkers already having cast their ballots.The man leading in the polls, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, joined supporters Wednesday...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New York City's primary election is less than a week away, and the Democratic candidates vying to be the next mayor are making their final pushes.Early voting is already underway, with tens of thousands of New Yorkers already having cast their ballots.The man leading in the polls, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, joined supporters Wednesday...
    CLAIM: Actress Kerry Washington claims “black and brown voters are being specifically targeted” with election integrity laws, which she asserted are forms of “voter suppression.” VERDICT: False. Georgia’s election integrity law, for instance, actually expands voter access, “including by increasing the mandatory days for early weekend voting.” Additionally, a majority of voters, including a majority of black and Hispanic voters,...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- We are now just one week away from Primary day in New York.Early voting enters its fourth day as more than 43,000 New Yorkers have already cast their ballot.A new poll could possibly give us a picture of what we will know after next Tuesday's primary.The latest poll from Marist shows Eric Adams at 24%,...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Primary Day in New York is just over a week away, and the race to be the Democratic nominee for New York City mayor is heating up.Rising crime has been the big issue, but now, diversity is also a hot topic.Early voting is underway, and already, some 32,000 New Yorkers have headed into the polls...
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    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Early voting is underway in New York City and the Democratic mayoral candidates have decided the gloves are off, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported Monday. It was Andrew Yang’s one-two punch. A pro-Yang PAC started airing an attack ad slamming Eric Adams just as Yang unveiled an endorsement sure to hit the Democratic front-runner where it hurts:...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Primary Day in New York is just over a week away.In New York City, the voting has already been underway for a couple of days now in the city's mayoral race.So far, some 32,000 New Yorkers have headed into the polls to take part in early voting.Monday, Maya Wiley will cast her vote at a...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New Yorkers headed to the polls for the first day of early voting in the city's primary with all eyes on the race for mayor.The board of elections said nearly 17,000 people voted across the five boroughs Saturday.There are 104 early voting polling sites.Some of the candidates themselves voted on the first day.Kathryn Garcia and...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Day 1 of early voting in New York City's Mayoral Primary is complete. Early Voting Day 1 complete!•Manhattan - 5,418•Bronx - 2,247•Brooklyn - 4,856•Queens- 3,364•Staten Island- 982Total Number of Early Voting Check-Ins 16,867*Unofficial as of Close of Polls— NYC Board of Elections (@BOENYC) June 12, 2021Early voting was popular in October ahead of the presidential...
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    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Early voting is underway in New York City’s primaries for key offices including mayor and comptroller. These are first citywide elections with ranked choice voting. Polls opened at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is being used as an early voting site, CBS2’s Christina Fan reported. READ MORE: #TogetherInPride: Community Fighting To...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Early voting in the primary election is officially underway in New York City.The race for New York City's next mayor heads to the polls Saturday - and voting will look different.People have from now until June 20 to cast their votes early.Voters will want to check ahead at their local polling place because the hours...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The race for New York City's next mayor heads to the polls Saturday - and voting will look different.People have from now until June 20 to cast their votes early.Voters will want to check ahead at their local polling place because the hours vary, but New Yorkers might want the extra time to think about...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Early voting is set to kick off across the five boroughs on Saturday in New York City's mayoral primary.Polls will be open at various times through next weekend: Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday, June 13, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday, June 14, 2021 from 7:00 AM...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Early voting starts Saturday and runs through June 20. Primary Election Day is June 22. READ MORE: Primary Elections Guide For Voters In New York And New Jersey Voters in New York City will choose primary candidates for mayor, comptroller, public advocate, city council and borough presidents. For the first time, they’ll be using ranked choice...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As New Yorkers begin casting votes Saturday in one of the most important mayoral races in decades, candidates skirmished Friday over crime and whether cops should carry guns. It’s a question that was first raised by CBS2’s political reporter Marcia Kramer during Thursday’s leading contenders debate on CBS2 and CBSN New York. READ MORE: Top 5...