Tag: voters

Republicans across the nation escalate the war on voters, and the filibuster is their key weapon

March 25, 2021
Right now, the Republican legislatures in at least eight states controlled by their party are trying to seize complete control of the election process, over civil servants, judges, and county officials. Georgia is ground zero. “It’s looking at total control of the election process by elected officials, which is not what it should be,” Helen

Thousands of NY voters can fix faulty ballot statements now

November 11, 2020
Thousands of New Yorkers whose absentee ballots were disqualified for mailing errors have time to correct the problem weeks after the election under a new state law. The city Board of Elections preliminary report released Tuesday found that 96 percent of the record 713,536 absentee ballots received in the mail during the coronavirus pandemic —

Biden Voters Rebuild a ‘Blue Wall’ That Trump Smashed

November 8, 2020
On Saturday, a new calm set in.“I don’t think I need the Wellbutrin anymore — no more antidepressant for me,” said Ruth Briggs, 65, who was skipping down Arch Street in Philadelphia. “Four years of depression, just four years. It’s been horrible. And it’s lifted.”In his first address to the nation as president-elect, Mr. Biden

As early voting winds down across the country, voters are more determined to cast ballots than ever

November 1, 2020
This little PSA, coming in at exactly 60 seconds, reminds us of why each of our votes is needed. Brian wants you to know that it’s safe to vote in his Florida precinct. In Clay, New York—a suburb of Syracuse—so many people have early voted, they were already out of the beloved “I Voted” stickers

Trump’s Hard-Line Immigration Policies Go Before Voters

October 30, 2020
McALLEN, Texas — The leadership of the Department of Homeland Security gathered on Thursday under the shadow of 30-foot, black-painted, steel bollards to promote the near completion of 400 miles of President Trump’s border wall.The politics of the moment, five days before the election, was lost on no one.“The only reason we haven’t reached another

Trump’s ‘wishful thinking’ on coronavirus pushes key GOP voters in Midwest to Biden

October 27, 2020
“There is still too much wishful thinking and not enough clear guidance,” said Loiacono, who lives in a heavily blue-collar area just blocks from Lake Winnebago. In 2016, Trump flipped Winnebago County from blue to red, but now it’s among the top 10 counties in the Badger State where new COVID-19 infections are flaring, according

Nationwide dispatches from Vote Early Day voters

October 25, 2020
Voter education is particularly important in an election held in the middle of a pandemic. The Vote Early Day website is just one of many that provide a plethora of resources to help people find out how to vote early, since policies and procedures vary from state to state.  xAs of today 10/24, Americans can vote early in person in these

Trump campaign reaches 100M voters in campaign milestone

September 11, 2020
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee passed an enormous milestone this week — making contact with their 100 millionth voter through door knocking and phone banking. The RNC says it has knocked on the doors of 12 million potential voters in battleground states since mid-June — that’s around 1 million a

Biden Mocks Trump’s Infamous Ramp Walk. Asks Voters to Compare Their Health.

September 8, 2020
For a long-time, bashing a political opponents health would be considered out of bounds. That was before the age of Donald Trump, however. The 45th President was downright giddy when he had to opportunity to talk about Hillary Clinton’s bout with pneumonia. Trump has spent the last few months defending his health and mental capacity.

Which Candidate Do Voters Trust to Handle the Unrest?

September 4, 2020
Welcome to Poll Watch, our weekly look at polling data and survey research on the candidates, voters and issues that will shape the 2020 election.The trips this week to Kenosha, Wis., by President Trump and Joseph R. Biden Jr. laid bare the political bets both presidential candidates are making about how voters will respond to