In what some may consider a risky move in an already unprecedented election, Berks County is also using new touch screen voting machines this year for the first time. These machines have to be tested with the approved ballot before ballots can be sent out as well, which will take time, Olivieri said. … [Read more...] about Start Of Pa. Election On Hold Due To Ballot Delay
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“The president doesn’t want to talk about the coronavirus because he botched it from the beginning,” says U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, a Youngstown Democrat. “Of course he doesn’t want to talk about the economy because the middle class has been hollowed out and all he cares about is the stock market. So I wouldn’t want to talk about those things either.” … [Read more...] about Election 2020: Will Abortion Rights Make The Difference In Western Pennsylvania?
The cybersecurity of elections has been an area of concern since the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, when Russian agents targeted election infrastructure in all 50 states, successfully accessing systems in Florida and Illinois, among other hacking and disinformation efforts. There is no evidence that any votes were changed. … [Read more...] about Lawmakers introduce bill to help election officials address cyber vulnerabilities
Safeguarding the equal right to vote protects our Republic’s 244-year experiment in self-government. A valid ballot is the live ammunition of the consent of the governed. We cannot compromise its integrity. As the engineer of the winning trial strategy adopted by the Supreme Court in Bush v. Gore, my advice to both Democrats and Republicans is the same: Put clear, specific rules in place before election day to ensure every valid vote is treated equally. Otherwise, the unelected judiciary or a fractured Congress may resolve who holds the White House. … [Read more...] about Universal mail-in voting jeopardizes the equal right to vote, but absentee voting protects it
In a news conference, Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the move to postpone the Legislative Council elections, slated for September 6, was the most difficult decision she had made in the last seven months. She added that she had the support of the Chinese central government in making this decision. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong postpones legislative elections for a year over coronavirus fears