“‘Outright Lies’: Voting Misinformation Flourishes on Facebook”

ProPublica: On April 3, Terrence K. Williams, a politically conservative actor and comedian who’s been praised by President Donald Trump, assured his nearly 3 million followers on Facebook that Democrats would light ballots on fire or throw them away. Wearing a red … Continue reading →

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“Trump’s Warnings About Voting by Mail Mix Reasonable Concerns With Fanciful Conspiracy Theories”

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“Silicon Valley is losing the battle against election misinformation”

Politico: Videos peddling false claims about voter fraud and Covid-19 cures draw millions of views on YouTube. Partisan activist groups pretending to be online news sites set up shop on Facebook. Foreign trolls masquerade as U.S. activists on Instagram to … Continue reading →

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Ohio: “LaRose favors bill targeting dark money; Secretary of State backs bipartisan measure requiring disclosure.”

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“Michigan ballots tangled in mail delays in advance of Tuesday primary”

Washington Post: Mail problems marred the delivery of absentee ballots in Michigan in the run-up to Tuesday’s primary in the state, testing election administrators and ramping up fears of political pressure on the U.S. Postal Service just three months before … Continue reading →

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“Trump’s assault on mail voting threatens his reelection bid”

Politico: Donald Trump’s all-out war on mail voting is backfiring in battleground states.New private polling shared first with POLITICO showed that Republicans have become overwhelmingly concerned about mail balloting, which Trump has claimed without evidence, will lead to widespread voter … Continue reading →

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“Trump stokes fears of election-night mail voting fraud”

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“Group that wanted to call state lawmaker ‘literally Hitler’ in campaign mailer wins First Amendment case”

Tennessean: A group that wanted to skewer a Tennessee state representative as “literally Hitler” in a mailer has successfully challenged a law that blocked false speech, including satire, against candidates in campaign literature.Tennesseans for Sensible Election Laws created a mailer that lambasted Rep. Bruce Griffey, … Continue reading →

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“Census Cuts All Counting Efforts Short By A Month”

Hansi Lo Wang: The Census Bureau is ending all counting efforts for the 2020 census on Sept. 30, a month shorter than previously announced, the bureau’s director confirmed Monday in a statement. That includes critical door-knocking efforts and collecting responses online, … Continue reading →

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“Over Six in Ten ‘Likely Voters’ Support Vote by Mail, Survey Says”

Rutgers Today: Likely voters throughout the country say the surge of coronavirus  makes it even more important to vote by mail in November, with 64 percent of Americans and 70 percent of New Jerseyeans supporting the provision, according to a new … Continue reading →

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