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Early voting opens for Arkansas’ primary and judicial elections

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Early voting began Monday for Arkansas’ primary election, which features crowded races for a Senate seat and some of the state’s top offices.Voters can begin casting ballots early for the May 24 election, which will also include nonpartisan races for state Supreme Court and other judicial seats.The top races include…

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Blockchain Voting will soon be available in an election near you, and

Blockchain voting is a good thing to aim for when it comes to future elections. After multiple voting machine scandals across the world, blockchain voting could mean fairer voting and less gross campaigning. A Japanese startup company just received a development grant to build a blockchain-based electronic voting system with embedded user ID. Hopefully, this…

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Democrat Voting Bill fails in Senate, Preserving Filibuster

A bipartisan Senate majority blocked the Democrat’s attempt to pass a voting bill and change the filibuster on Wednesday night.Democratic senators Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Joe Manchin of West Virginia joined all Senate Republicans in preventing the passage of the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act.According to the Associated Press, the Democrat’s bill…

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Georgia voting

Georgia Voting Rights Groups Avoid Biden’s Atlanta Visit

What might have been a rousing national kickoff not only of a 2022 federal voting rights push but also the campaigns to elect Stacey Abrams Georgia governor and reelect Senator Raphael Warnock has turned out to be anything but that. Days after blasting President Joe Biden for insufficient urgency on passing some kind of voting…

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Beyond voting

Georgia struggles with its Southern identity

Georgia and her 10 million residents are a study in contrasts, bound by history. In 2020, voters here chose Democrat Joe Biden for president. Then, Democrats outpaced Republicans in a runoff election for two Senate seats. Now, as Georgia voting rights activist Stacey Abrams seeks to become the nation’s first Black female governor in a tough…

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Rights voting

As voting rights pressure mounts, Sinema retreats to incoherent filibuster support

Facing heightened calls to support voting rights legislation, conservative Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and her staff have resorted to empty words.The Arizona senator is a staunch supporter of the filibuster despite all the evidence — past and present — that it’s often used by racists to thwart civil rights legislation. Not wanting to be viewed as one…

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Call of Duty: Vanguard’s MVP voting system gives me a reason to stick around after a match

Call of Duty: Vanguard is out in the wild and fans are having their say about the game’s multiplayer.It seems to be going down relatively well – I haven’t come across an outright dud of a map yet, and the action is fast, lethal and, when played with the Blitz combat pacing, all out chaos.…

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Rights voting

Voting rights: Justice Department sues Texas over election law

Austin, Texas The Biden administration on Thursday sued Texas over new election laws that outlasted a summer of dramatic protests by Democrats, who remain unable in Congress to pass legislation they say is needed to counteract a year of Republicans adding restrictive voting measures nationwide.The lawsuit does not go after the entirety of a sweeping…

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John Lewis Voting Rights Act Fails To Pass Senate

Topline The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, a voting reform bill that Democrats have promoted as a key piece of their legislative agenda, failed to muster enough Republican votes to break a filibuster in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, marking another unsuccessful effort by Democrats to pass a voting reform bill. U.S. Sen. Chuck…

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Extra hour for early voting an easy win in Texas, but some election reform measures draw mild support

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The majority of Texans support, at varying intensities, the newly enacted state laws aimed at reshaping elections in the state, according to a new five-year survey project from the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs and Texas Southern University Jordan-Leland School of Public Affairs. In this second release of…