Senator Richard Blumenthal: “The threat to U.S. elections is real, and frightening. The public has a right to know.”

The Senator’s WaPo oped: The warning lights are flashing red. America’s elections are under attack.This week, I reviewed classified materials in the Senate’s Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility and received a similarly classified briefing on malign foreign threats to U.S. elections. … Continue reading

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“Conducting Safe Elections During a Pandemic What are states’ voting policies? And how can they prepare for a COVID-19 election?”

The RAND Corporation is out with analyses in this series: REPORTAn Assessment of State Voting Processes: Preparing for Elections During a PandemicTo conduct elections safely this fall, states need registration and voting options that can happen remotely or can enable … Continue reading

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“How the Media Could Get the Election Story Wrong We may not know the results for days, and maybe weeks. So it’s time to rethink “election night.””

Ben Smith NYT media column: Picture this Thanksgiving: turkey, football (maybe), tenser-than-usual interactions with relatives. And perhaps a new tradition: finding out who actually won the presidential election.The coronavirus crisis means that states like Pennsylvania may be counting mail-in ballots … Continue reading

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“Democratic state party groups in traditional and emerging swing states are seeing a huge cash influx from donors looking to beat Trump”

For those of us who believe strong political parties, at both the national and state level, are important for a strong democratic system of politics and governance, this story from Politico identifies a noteworthy development: Once ignored, underfunded and often … Continue reading

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