Russia scales up electronic voting for key referendum, but misses security issues
A poster urging citizens to vote in Russia's upcoming constitutional referendum, stressing amendments on social policy. Moscow, June 2020. Photo (c): Alexey Kovalev. Used with permission.The delayed Russian referendum on constitutional reform goes ahead this week as the country emerges from many of the quarantine measures imposed over the past few months to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The referendum is being held to amend the Russian constitution, and was unveiled in January. The proposed changes most notably mean that President Putin can legally remain in power until 2036 by mak...
Lagman requests House secretariat to disclose voting on Anti-Terror Bill
Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman on Sunday revealed that he requested the House of Representatives Secretariat to disclose how members of the lower chamber had voted on the controversial Anti-Terror Bill.In a statement, Lagman said that he sent an email to House Secretary-General Jose Luis Montales for the certification “to ascertain the real score” on the voting of House Bill No. 6875, which was passed on third and final reading last June 3.Lagman added that there “appears to be some confusion on the tabulation of votes as evidenced by changes and corrections made in the result ...
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Trump's attacks on mail-in voting worry some election officials
WASHINGTON —There is growing concern among election officials and experts that the increasingly partisan debate around voting by mail could sow doubt in the results of the presidential election.For months, President Donald Trump has been one of the loudest opponents to vote by mail, which experts agree is a safe alternative to in-person voting during the novel coronavirus outbreak. There is little evidence it leads to voter fraud or benefits one party over another.“Mail-in ballots are a very dangerous thing,” Trump told reporters last month, despite evidence to the contrary. “They’re subject t...
Social distancing leads to some lines as Georgia early voting begins
ATLANTA — Some voters encountered lines when early voting began Monday for Georgia’s primary as election workers kept people 6 feet apart, allowed only a few inside at a time and cleaned touchscreens after each voter.Turnout appeared to be relatively light, but voters still had to wait their turn. Lines were also slowed by voters who requested absentee ballots but then had to cancel them when they showed up at early voting locations.Though more than 1.4 million voters have requested absentee ballots, in-person voting is still an option. Early voting lasts for three weeks until June 5, and prim...
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US Democrats could allow remote voting in Biden nomination
Washington (AFP) - The Democratic Party could adopt rules Tuesday allowing delegates to vote remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic to nominate Joe Biden for 2020 US presidential race, a party official said.Former vice president Biden is the sole contender on the Democratic side to face Republican Donald Trump in the November 3 presidential vote, but he has yet to formally be nominated.Biden's last remaining party rival, Bernie Sanders, endorsed him for president in mid-April, saying it was time to unite to defeat Trump.The Democratic Party convention to officially nominate Biden, set to be hel...
At the local level, many Republican election officials favor mail-in voting
WASHINGTON — Despite opposition from President Donald Trump, many local Republican election officials across the country are continuing to push for expanding mail-in voting ahead of November’s election.The novel coronavirus outbreak has made voting in person a health hazard: Wisconsin health officials have linked at least 19 new COVID-19 cases to the state’s primary election earlier this month.Election officials of both parties have turned to mail-in voting to alleviate those concerns. Indeed, leading Republican election officials in states such as Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire...
Here's why Dems are pushing for mail-in voting: 28 MILLION potential 'new' voters will let them steal elections forever
By Tank Murdoch @TheNatSent(TNS) If you want to know why conservatives, constitutionalists, and anyone else concerned about the future of our democratic republic opposes nationwide mail-in balloting, all you need to do is look at how the government is distributing coronavirus relief funds.Words that come to mind: Willy-nilly. Haphazard. Inefficiently. Careless. Wasteful.Check out “4 MORE YEARS OF TRUMP-CONOMICS: How His Reelection is Guaranteed and What it Means for You”*— [download for FREE in Crisis Reports](https://thenationalsentinel.com/crisis-reports/)*As MarketWatch reports, many millio...
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Coronavirus worries drive push in US for November 'vote by mail'
Washington (AFP) - Worries that the COVID-19 threat will persist into the November election is driving a push for US voters to vote by mail nationwide, but the biggest opponent is President Donald Trump, who admits it threatens his Republican Party.Calls for a national vote-by-mail policy mounted after photos of Tuesday's primaries in Wisconsin showed mask-wearing voters in long lines, keeping six feet apart, at a sharply reduced number of voting stations. The shortage of by-mail ballots and the coronavirus threat appeared to significantly depress the Wisconsin turnout, and threatens coming pr...
Trump Calls Vote By Mail ‘Corrupt’ After Voting By Mail Last Month
President Donald Trump defended his opposition to mail-in voting despite voting by mail in last month’s Florida Primary. The President said he believed there was a difference between voting by mail when living out-of-state and voting by mail in the state you’re registered to vote in. “Well, there’s a big difference between somebody that’s out of state and does a ballot and everything’s sealed, certified and everything else. You see what you have to do with the certifications,” he said, claiming without evidence that there could otherwise be “thousands of people sitting in somebody’s living roo...
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, Suspends April 7th Election
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, Suspends April 7th Election by executive order due to the COVID-19 PandemicWisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, Suspends April 7th Election By Executive Order in the absence of legislative. Executive Order #74, suspends in-person voting for the April spring election and moving in-person voting to June 9, 2020.The order also directs the Legislature to meet in special session on Tues., April 7, 2020, to address the election date. If the Legislature does not enact legislation to change the new election date, in-person voting will occur on June 9, 2020.“Today, I signed an executiv...
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