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Conservative groups raise money for voter-fraud probes as states ban election grants

Conservative nonprofit True the Vote has announced it will partner with conservative sheriffs’ groups to fuel investigations into 2020 voter fraud allegations and increase surveillance of voting - but a spate of new state laws bans private grants for elections.... Read more»0

Schools are ideal polling places — but anxiety over security is high

Thousands of public schools around the country serve as polling places, but the public’s intensified anxieties over school security coexists uneasily with opening the buildings up for voting.... Read more»0

Challenges to the Voting Rights Act are far from over

When the U.S. Supreme Court decided an important Arizona voting rights case earlier this year, its ruling made it more difficult for voters to challenge restrictive state voting laws - now, the state of Texas is attempting to hobble what remains of the Voting Rights Act. ... Read more»0

Election officials scramble to find poll workers

With no presidential or congressional races on the ballot this year, election officials are scrambling to find the workers they need so voters can weigh in on the still-important host of state, local and judicial races on ballots around the country — races that have direct impact on local communities. ... Read more»0

Texas abortion law reflects GOP turn towards citizen enforcement

The new Texas law effectively banning nearly all abortions in the state relies on private citizens to enforce it, the highest-profile example of a growing push by Republicans to give supporters broad power to sue over issues important to their base. ... Read more»0

Redistricting will always be contentious. Ask Arizona.

Redistricting maps — redrawn once every decade — help determine which party will hold political power. That means intense battles even in states, such as Arizona, that have taken steps to reduce politicians’ control over the results. ... Read more»0