Month: October 2020

Biden aides see warning signs in Black, Latino turnout

Despite record early-vote turnout around the country, there are warning signs for Biden. In Arizona, two-thirds of Latino registered voters have not yet cast a ballot. In Florida, half of Latino and Black registered voters have not yet voted but more than half of White voters have cast ballots, according to data from Catalist, a Democratic data firm. In Pennsylvania, nearly 75% of registered Black voters have not yet voted, the data shows.

Appeals Court strikes down Minnesota Dems mail-in schema

A federal appeals court blocked Minnesota Democrats from extending the state’s mail-in ballot deadline past Election Day, handing state Republicans a major legal victory.

In a 2-1 ruling, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that mail-in ballots in Minnesota must be received by Nov. 3 in order to be counted. The court ruled that Minnesota secretary of state Steve Simon violated the Constitution when he attempted to extend “the deadline for receipt of ballots without legislative authorization.”

Butler County and USPS at odds over lost ballots

The county elections director says an unknown number of mail-in ballots were lost by the U.S. Postal Service.

This has been a source of confusion, not just for voters, but for county commissioners overseeing the election.

“I kept checking and as of this morning, it still hasn’t been received,” said Butler County voter Carol May, who says she gave her ballot to the post office two weeks ago.

PA Democrat’s campaign intern accused of voter intimidation, “I’m about to see how ALLLLL you f***kers vote

Republican congressional candidate Sean Parnell’s campaign recently accused a woman working for Democrat Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA) of engaging in voter intimidation in Pennsylvania.

“Emily Resko, an intern for Parnell’s opponent Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA), posted pictures of voter rolls on Snapchat with the caption ‘im about to see how alllllll you fuckers vote,’” the Washington Free Beacon reported.

Florida authorities discover election discover election fraud scheme to register dozens of dead Democrats as voters

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that an unidentified person based in Columbia, South Carolina, submitted at least 54 new voter applications in July, many for voters from the Northeast that were elderly or recently deceased. The voter applications were written with the same neat handwriting and arrived at the Broward elections office several in each of 19 envelopes.

Supreme Court REJECTS Trump’s bid to prevent absentee ballots in North Carolina from being counted up to nine d

The Supreme Court has rejected Donald Trump’s bid to prevent absentee ballots in North Carolina from being counted up to nine days after the election.

The Trump campaign, RNC and local Republicans had been fighting a lower court-approved extension of the deadline for receiving mail-in ballots to November 12 – provided they were postmarked by election day.

Judge rules Virginia must reject late ballots with no postmark

A judge in Virginia ruled Wednesday that the state cannot count ballots that arrive after Election Day and do not contain a postmark.

Judge William W. Eldridge IV said the state can, though, accept ballots with illegible postmarks for up to three days as long as the voter’s oath was signed and dated before the election.

Mail Chimp will now deactivate accounts sending ‘false, inaccurate, and misleading’ emails

Mass mailing service Mailchimp, a US based marketing automation service, has updated its Terms of Use regarding types of content that are prohibited for distribution on the platform. In particular, the service now “does not allow the distribution of content that is, in our sole discretion, materially false, inaccurate, or misleading, in a way that could deceive or confuse others about important events, topics, or circumstances.”