Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a WORLD Digital news reporter. He is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Kyle resides in Purcellville, Va. Follow him on Twitter @kylezim25.

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GOP pushes mail-in voting changes in Georgia

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 12/03/20, 05:20 pm

Georgia requires photo ID for in-person voting, and Republicans now want to require it for mail-in ballots as well. Georgia Senate committees held meetings Thursday to start the process of reviewing the state’s voting laws. Democrats argue the move would disenfranchise voters. Georgia officials have not found evidence of statewide fraud, although they have found occasional irregularities.

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Supreme Court forces lower court to review church restrictions

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 12/03/20, 04:22 pm

Harvest Rock Church in Pasadena, Calif., and other churches in the state sued for relief from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s ban on indoor worship throughout most of the state. A U.S. district court and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the state’s restrictions, but the Supreme Court on Thursday vacated those judgments and told the lower courts to reconsider.

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Biden can strongly urge —but not mandate—mask-wearing

Politics | The federal government has limited options for such a requirement
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 12/03/20, 03:38 pm

In an attempt to get the coronavirus outbreak under control, President-elect Joe Biden plans to more aggressively require Americans to don face coverings outside the home. His transition website says Biden will be “asking the American people to do what they do best: step up in a time of crisis.”

But the requirements do more than just ask. Biden wants all state governors and local authorities to make public mask-wearing mandatory.

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