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Battle for the Ballot

The nation faces a historic election Nov. 3 in the throes of a pandemic that has claimed more than 200,000 U.S. lives, widespread protests against racism and unprecedented economic devastation. It follows years of voting law changes and challenges as well as a misinformation campaign to undermine confidence in the election. States Newsroom’s collective of independent news outlets collaborated to present a sweeping picture of voter access and barriers to the ballot.

We invite you to read our five-day series from across the network, publishing Oct. 5-9.

Wisconsin Legislature follows a nationwide systemic push against voting rights GOP...

Republican-led legislatures across the country continue a systematic push to pass laws they claim are aimed at ratcheting up election security. The policy debate...

Wisconsin Elections Commission debates future of voter rolls while issue still...

The Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) began a debate Wednesday over future ways to keep voter registration lists up-to-date — a controversial issue in the...

Dems move to strip committee assignments from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House Rules Committee is set to meet on Wednesday to consider a resolution that would strip Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie...

Virginia senator floats Trump censure as Senate prepares for impeachment trial

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine says he’s been talking privately with his Senate colleagues about censuring former President Donald Trump for his role...

‘To heal, we must remember’ Pennsylvania Rep. Madeleine Dean to argue...

Penn. Rep. Madeleine to argue for Trump impeachment in Senate trial

Seven U.S. Senate Democrats call for ethics probe of Sen. Josh...

for unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in connection with the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month.

Dozens of GOP lawmakers to reject certifying Biden as president

WASHINGTON — The final step in a turmoil-filled 2020 presidential election is set for Wednesday, when Congress will certify election results showing that Joe...

Georgia’s costly U.S. Senate showdowns roil ahead of rally finales

Soon after the Nov. 3 general election it was clear Georgia voters set up two U.S. Senate contests for this week and it seemed...

Josh Hawley vows to contest certification of Joe Biden’s victory

Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley announced Wednesday that he will object to the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory when Congress convenes...

Trump’s Wisconsin lawsuits drag on as Electoral College meets Monday

  Update: The Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a ruling rejecting the Trump campaign's lawsuit on Monday. Justice Brian Hagedorn sided with the Court's three liberals, Justices...
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