Elections
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Election reform tug of war

Elections | Republicans and Democrats with tunnel vision are vying to change election laws across the United States
by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/25/21, 04:04 pm

A remarkable tug of war is playing out between Republicans and Democrats in Georgia, a state President Joe Biden narrowly won in the 2020 election. There, since February—when the state’s legislative session began—lawmakers have introduced at least 75 bills aiming to overhaul election laws.

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Voter migration

Politics | Donald Trump made gains among some Hispanic voters in 2020. Will the GOP continue the trend?
by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/25/21, 07:49 am

As Rosie Paulsen knocked on doors of voters in Tampa, Fla., last fall on behalf of former President Donald Trump, she often ran into a familiar attitude among Hispanics who answered: Politics was among the trinity of “taboo” conversation topics, along with money and religion.

She’d don a “Trump-Pence” shirt or one that read “Latinos for Trump,” along with Wonder Woman–branded pants and a stars-and-stripes-­covered ­cowboy hat. “I think I wore that hat more than anything in the campaign … that was kind of my ­signature,” Paulsen said with a laugh. “They all loved it.”

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Police confirm deaths in Capitol riots

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/07/21, 07:24 am

Four people died as rioters invaded the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Washington police Chief Robert Contee said. One woman was shot by Capitol Police, and three others had medical emergencies amid the chaos. Media reports identified the slain woman as Ashli Babbitt, a supporter of President Donald Trump and an Air Force veteran from Southern California.

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