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Archive: November 4, 2020

The fall election came amid a coronavirus surge in South Dakota, prompting election offices to keep extra masks handy and have hand-sanitizing stations in place, along with other measures. (Adobe Stock)

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MILBANK, S.D. -- Plastic barriers, extra hand sanitizer, safe distance reminders: Those are a few of the safety measures South Dakota voters may have observed on Election Day to protect them from COVID-19, and a local election official says some of those protections may never go away. Heading into ...Read More

A recent report from SmartAsset ranks North Dakota in the top ten states for voter engagement. But voters' rights groups worry that in a presidential election year, voters aren't as well informed about state or local candidates. (Adobe Stock).

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BISMARCK, N.D. -- Voting in North Dakota has wrapped up for the 2020 election, but voters' rights groups hope residents take all the energy they used in deciding on a presidential candidate and channel it into being informed about future candidates for local offices. This year's race for the White ...Read More

In 2011, the redistricting fight in Wisconsin was challenged all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which decided not to hear the case. (Adobe Stock)

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MADISON, Wis. -- As the dust settles from the 2020 election, some of the attention will shift toward another hotly debated issue: redistricting. In Wisconsin, groups advocating for a fair process say it's likely to be another political fight. Each state redraws its legislative maps every 10 years a ...Read More

Volunteers for an event to defend the results of the 2020 election say electoral justice is racial justice. (Alessandro Biascioli/Adobe Stock)

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- A wide-ranging coalition is holding rallies today in several Oregon cities and nationwide to underscore the need to count every vote. The groups Indivisible and Stand Up America have said they were prompted to organize the project Protect the Results before the election because of ...Read More

Oregon has free resources available for people who have been affected by this year's wildfires. (Dzmitry/Adobe Stock)

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- An online conference on Friday is designed to prepare Oregonians for financial resilience in the face of disasters. AARP and the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services are co-hosting the webinar on Friday to provide tips and tools to help people get back on their feet ...Read More

By the time all votes are processed and officially certified, the United States could top 150 million voters in the 2020 general election, which would be the largest turnout of eligible voters since 1908. (League of Women Voters of California)

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the ACLU has filed 14 lawsuits to ensure that all eligible voters in Wyoming and across the nation have the option to vote safely by mail, and the nonpartisan group says it isn't backing down now. Janna Farley, communications director f ...Read More

Organizers are prepared to hold

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NEW YORK -- Election-protection advocates around the country are planning rallies and protests if they see any attempt to interfere with a full count of ballots cast in the election. They're calling it Protect the Results, a grassroots demand that the will of the voters - as reflected in the electi ...Read More

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