Mail-in ballots are safe from fraud, but other aspects of election system are vulnerable to attack
There is no evidence, despite partisan claims to the contrary, that mail-in ballots are rife with voting fraud — but there are parts of the election system that security researchers say are at far greater risk for malicious activity. National elections like the one in November, when Americans will decide whether Donald Trump or Joe […]
Donald Trump and Bill Clinton: Whose negligence was worse?
We have to go back to President Bill Clinton to find another example of gross presidential irresponsibility that comes within 100 miles of the negligence displayed by President Trump about the coronavirus, both personally and as our national leader. This came into sharp focus this past week after he, the first lady, and a number […]
‘I just don’t trust the system any more.’ Voters on edge as election nears.
WASHINGTON — Widespread anxiety and confusion around voting, compounded by the pandemic that has spread to millions of Americans, including President Donald Trump. A vastly underfunded and decentralized electoral system that could take days and possibly weeks to certify results. Attempts to suppress voting, interfere with elections and cast doubt on the integrity of mail-in […]
DeWine’s tough spot shows in Thursday presser
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday provided a glimpse of how difficult it is to be a traditional Republican office holder in the era of Trump.
Who formally declares the winner of the US presidential election?
With the U.S. presidential election rapidly approaching at a time of extraordinary political and social disruption, the possibility of an unclear or contested result is coming under scrutiny. Unlike many other countries, where the president or prime minister is chosen by direct popular vote, in the U.S., a candidate may win the popular vote and […]
Election violence in November? Here’s what the research says
After Kenya’s 2007 election, as incumbent President Mwai Kibaki declared victory, the opposition alleged the election had been rigged. A wave of protests, riots and ethnic violence followed. As many as 1,500 citizens were killed and another 600,000 forcibly displaced. As the U.S. presidential election draws near, many have expressed concern that a similar scenario […]
Biden says he’ll support election outcome but Trump urges supporters to ‘watch very carefully’
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden pledged Tuesday night to accept the outcome of the election, while President Donald Trump urged his supporters to “watch very carefully” what happens as voters cast their general-election ballots. Those comments were in response to a question at the first presidential debate from debate moderator and Fox News anchor Chris […]
Trump tells far-right group to ‘stand back and stand by’ in presidential debate
President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Tuesday night’s chaotic and messy presidential debate were each asked how they would deal with the nation’s institutional racism. Trump directly addressed a far-right group, the Proud Boys, telling them to “stand back and stand by,” and failed to answer a question about why Americans should […]
Trump and Biden quarrel over mask mandates and state shutdowns in first presidential debate
The two men vying to become the next president offered a stark contrast to voters on face mask requirements and on how soon state economies should reopen amid the pandemic, just two of many areas where they squabbled during Tuesday’s contentious and often chaotic first debate. The exchange between President Donald Trump and former Vice […]
Ohio election officials secretly consulted promoter of debunked voting fraud fears
This story was originally published by ProPublica. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive their biggest stories as soon as they’re published. After Black union workers petitioned the state for more secure ballot drop boxes, a top Ohio election official called Hans von Spakovsky, a leading purveyor of discredited […]
What’s going on with all the Ohio elections lawsuits? An explainer
Courtroom battles. Victories and appeals. Allegations of a judicial conspiracy. Political parties are involved in a flurry of Ohio lawsuits surrounding the 2020 General Election before the first votes here have been cast. The Ohio Democratic Party and other voter advocacy groups have filed lawsuits against Secretary of State Frank LaRose seeking to change certain […]
DeWine breaks with GOP lawmakers on prepaid mail ballots
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday said he did not agree with a decision by the legislature, which is controlled by his fellow Republicans, not to pay for postage on mail-in ballots.