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Editorial: The Supreme Court bolsters democracy by letting states curb 'faithless electors' 7.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion


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The Spot: How an insurgent candidate grabbed the spotlight, the Mitch McConnell factor and more election news 3.7.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
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Letters to the Editor: Trump's cynical play against flag burning is about one thing — inflaming voters 28.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The president doesn't care about whether it is illegal to burn the American flag. What he does care about is making his voters angry.

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Op-Ed: Corruption in City Hall is nothing new. So, what are we going to do about it? 24.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Past incidents of corruption in Los Angeles have led to reforms. Let's use Jose Huizar's arrest to come up with new tools to fight graft in City Hall.

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Editorial: Of course race matters. Put affirmative action back on California's ballot 12.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Twenty-four years ago California voters made a mistake whose consequences continue to ripple through the state.

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Letters to the Editor: The GOP won't allow election security bills. Now, it opposes mail-in ballots? 31.5.2020 LA Times: Opinion

If the Republicans were truly concerned about fair elections, they would require paper backups for electronic voting machines.

Trump targets California in latest attack on mail-in voting 27.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Targeting California, President Trump stepped up his campaign Tuesday to discourage states from allowing mail-in voting, claiming falsely that it leads to rampant fraud.

Column: Trump's lies and bluster distracted the press in 2016. Can journalists do better this time? 23.5.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump attack machine is gearing up for the final stretch of the 2020 campaign. Let's hope the media doesn't take him seriously.

The Spin: Speaker Madigan seeks to quash mask rebellion | Lightfoot looks back on first year as mayor | Is it time for Chicago to open its lakefront? 20.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Welcome to The Spin, the Chicago Tribune's politics newsletter.
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Weld County GOP election fraud complaints go to Colorado attorney general 14.5.2020 Denver Post: Local
Allegations of election fraud and corruption made against several Weld County Republicans, including an aide to U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, have been referred to the Colorado Attorney General's Office.
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Pompeo travels to Israel to give U.S. blessing to annexation of West Bank land 12.5.2020 LA Times: Nation

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo travels to Israel to bestow the United States' blessing on its proposed annexation of West Bank land.

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He Didn’t File Charges in the Arbery Case. But He Spent Years Accusing a Black Grandma of Voter Fraud. 10.5.2020 Mother Jones
Olivia Pearson knows what it’s like to be caught up in the criminal justice system in southern Georgia. In 2016, a local district attorney’s office indicted Pearson, a Black grandmother and civil rights activist, on felony voter fraud charges and threatened her with years in prison after she helped a first-time voter who didn’t know […]
Vote-by-mail debate raises fears of election disinformation 5.5.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
A bitterly partisan debate unfolding on whether more Americans should cast their votes through the mail during a pandemic is provoking online disinformation and conspiracy theories that could undermine trust in the results, even if there are no major problems.
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Here We Go: Trump Has Started Accusing the Dems of Stealing the 2020 Election 21.4.2020 Mother Jones
In the middle of a horrific crisis claiming the lives of thousands of Americans a day, President Donald Trump decided it was a fine time to undermine democracy. Last week, as the coronavirus continued to burn through the United States, Trump’s campaign sent out an email from him soliciting contributions for his reelection effort and […]
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Vote-by-mail plan for Minnesota gets cool reception 9.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Republicans on a Minnesota House elections committee made it clear that they don’t support Secretary of State Steve Simon’s proposal to expand mail voting this year.
“This Is How America Work”: Mind-Boggling New Allegations About a Donor to Trump’s Inauguration 20.3.2020 Mother Jones
Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles this week described a dizzying array of secret foreign lobbying by a major donor to both political parties—a new twist in a case that could reveal whether there were foreign efforts to funnel money to President Donald Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee. “The Zuberi case explicitly verifies through evidentiary proof pervasive, […]
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Netanyahu's bid for Israeli government majority slips away despite party's top finish 5.3.2020 L.A. Times - World News

As a governing majority eludes Netanyahu in the completed vote count, he says a rival is trying to 'steal' the Israeli election.

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Coronavirus and Super Tuesday voting: It's touchy 3.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
With concern growing about the spread of the coronavirus, officials in a number of Super Tuesday states are taking extra precautions to assure voters that it's safe to go to the polls.
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Op-Ed: No, Donald Trump Jr., delayed returns don't mean an election is rigged 3.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Get used to it -- with more people voting by mail, elections may not be decided until days after the polls close.

Netanyahu's fate hangs in balance — again — in Israel vote 2.3.2020 L.A. Times - World News

For third time in less than a year, Israelis go to polls

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