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    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- More people in California are registered to vote than have been in nearly seven decades, according to the Secretary of State's office.As of July 3, 20,921,513 people in California were registered. That's 83.5% of eligible residents - "the highest percentage heading into a general election in the past 68 years," according to the Secretary of State's report.About 46% are registered Democrats, 24% are Republicans, 24% are registered as "no party preference," and just under 6% are members of other parties.ALSO: Biden raises $26M in 24 hours after Harris VP announcementIn July 2016, before the last presidential election, 72.9% of eligible voters in the state were registered.The Secretary of State's office didn't identify a specific reason for...
    Voter registration surged during the George Floyd protests, helping Democrats increase their numbers in some of the most important 2020 swing states, according to a Tuesday NBC News report. TargetSmart, a Democratic political data firm, found that “despite a full or partial lockdown in large swaths of the country for much of the month, voter registration began to rebound as people took to the streets to protest” the death of George Floyd. The firm reportedly “analyzed local election officials’ registration data against their voter file and found a surge of Democratic and unaffiliated voter registrations in June, amid the large Black Lives Matter protests across the country.” The group’s analysis found that “as COVID shut down the economy, delayed primaries...
    National Black Lives Matter civil rights protests sparked a surge in voter registrations, says new analysis from TargetSmart, a Democratic political data firm. Comparing 2020 voter registration data to the last presidential year (2016), TargetSmart found that while new registration numbers in March, April, and May had "tanked" from 2016, there was "a meaningful surge in June that coincided with the national protest movement." They found that "while 1.6 million Americans registered in June 2016, 1.1 million Americans registered in the first 15 days of June this year." Every state that provided data, they report, had a boost in registrations in the first week of June, the week the protests became a nationwide phenomenon. TargetSmart doesn't have a full month of data...
    People fill out voter registration forms at a memorial site for George Floyd on June 3, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Stephen Maturen/Stringer/Getty Images An analysis from TargetSmart, a Democratic political data firm, revealed a decline in voter registration during the start of the coronavirus pandemic and an increase in Democrat voter registration following national protests.  The data firm discovered an increase in Democratic voters in protest hot spot, Minnesota, where George Floyd died by police officers on May 25. NBC News reported that protests could be linked to the surge in voter registration. "Despite a full or partial lockdown in large swaths of the country for much of the month, voter registration began to rebound as people took...
    The Giants, in an effort to help create real change instead of merely talking about it, are partnering with RISE to help with voter education and registration. During the 2020 season, Giants players and coaches will work with RISE leading up to Election Day on Nov. 3. The goal is to educate, engage and empower, through civic engagement, so that the Giants community understands the importance of voting. RISE is a national nonprofit that educates and empowers the sports community to eliminate racial discrimination, champion social justice and improve race relations. During training camp this summer, RISE will conduct a voter registration session for the team with RISE to Vote, a nonpartisan voter registration and education initiative to mobilize...
    The Giants, in an effort to assist create actual change as a substitute of merely speaking about it, are partnering with RISE to assist with voter schooling and registration. In the course of the 2020 season, Giants gamers and coaches will work with RISE main as much as Election Day on Nov. 3. The purpose is to teach, interact and empower, by way of civic engagement, in order that the Giants group understands the significance of voting. RISE is a nationwide nonprofit that educates and empowers the sports activities group to get rid of racial discrimination, champion social justice and enhance race relations. Throughout coaching camp this summer season, RISE will conduct a voter registration session for the staff...
    By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — An emergency room doctor in Boston is assembling thousands of voter registration kits for distribution at hospitals and doctor's offices. Later this month, students at Harvard and Yale’s medical schools are planning a contest to see which of the Ivy League rivals can register the most voters. And a Rhode Island physician has launched an effort to get emergency ballots into the hands of patients who find themselves unexpectedly in the hospital around Election Day. Amid the dual public health crises of COVID-19 and racism, some in the medical community are prescribing a somewhat nontraditional remedy: voting. Hospitals, doctors and healthcare institutions across the country this month are committing to efforts to...
    BOSTON (AP) — An emergency room doctor in Boston is assembling thousands of voter registration kits for distribution at hospitals and doctor’s offices. Later this month, students at Harvard and Yale’s medical schools are planning a contest to see which of the Ivy League rivals can register the most voters. And a medical student in Rhode Island has launched an effort to get emergency ballots into the hands of patients who find themselves unexpectedly in the hospital around Election Day. Amid the dual public health crises of COVID-19 and racism, some in the medical community are prescribing a somewhat nontraditional remedy: voting. Hospitals, doctors and healthcare institutions across the country this month are committing to efforts to...
    Photo via White House/FlickrRepublicans have made statewide gains on Democrats in registering voters in Florida since the last presidential election, as shown by the official voter registration book closing for the August 18 primaries. This latest book closing report shows Democrats’ voter registration advantage over Republicans has been trimmed to 1.7% statewide. That is down from the gaps seen in the last several statewide elections, including the 2016 general election. Democrats had a voter registration advantage then of 2.5% but Republicans won the big contests anyway, with Donald Trump grabbing Florida and winning the presidency and Sen. Marco Rubio easily dispatching Democratic challenger Rep. Patrick Murphy. Between the November 2016 election and now, the Florida GOP has increased its voter base by 377,196 party...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — About 120,000 inactive Ohio voter registrations will be purged from state voter rolls after the November election, the state elections chief announced Friday, while saying that number could go down if people on the list simply vote in the election. The removal, required under state and federal law, will take effect Dec. 7 and affects Ohioans who haven’t voted in six years. That could also include voters who died, moved out of state or are in the system twice, the Secretary of State’s Office said. By providing four months’ notice, the hope is to increase voter turnout by encouraging people to check their voter registration and update it if needed, or just cast a ballot, Republican...
    (CNN)Before his death, Rep. John Lewis wrote a final essay urging people to exercise their right to vote and keep fighting. "Voting and participating in the democratic process are key. The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it," the civil rights icon wrote in an piece for The New York Times, published posthumously last week.His words, published just a week before the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, ring true for a country that still faces gaps in voter registration for voters of color — an issue that has been further exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. The...
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    While President Trump tries to selectively discredit vote-by-mail, his re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee have registered a combined 100,000 new voters ahead of the 2020 election, closing gaps between Republican and Democratic voters in a number of critical swing states. Democrats still boast more registered voters in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida, but Republicans have eaten into those leads, more than doubling the sign-ups generated in 2016, according to GOP and state data reviewed by Axios. That data doesn’t reflect the full picture, however — which, while troubling for Democrats, is not nearly as rosy for Republicans as top-line numbers indicate. Salon’s independent analysis of state voter data suggests that the GOP’s get-out-the-vote effort is not nearly as robust as the Axios report indicates. According to Axios, Republicans in Pennsylvania have closed the gap by about 133,000 voters, and in Florida the...
    Roger Sollenberger August 5, 2020 11:00AM (UTC) While President Trump tries to selectively discredit vote-by-mail, his re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee have registered a combined 100,000 new voters ahead of the 2020 election, closing gaps between Republican and Democratic voters in a number of critical swing states. Democrats still boast more registered voters in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida, but Republicans have eaten into those leads, more than doubling the sign-ups generated in 2016, according to GOP and state data reviewed by Axios. : That data doesn't reflect the full picture, however — which, while troubling for Democrats, is not nearly as rosy for Republicans as top-line numbers indicate. Salon's independent analysis of state voter data suggests that the GOP's get-out-the-vote effort is not nearly as robust as the Axios report indicates. According to...
    President Trump's campaign is touting voter-registration gains in three key 2020 battleground states that will have a big impact in determining whether Trump or Joe Biden wins the White House come November. The uptick in overall GOP voter registration in Florida, North Carolina and Pennsylvania spells trouble for Biden and reflects enthusiasm for another four years for Trump, the campaign told Fox News Tuesday. TRUMP CAMPAIGN REFOCUSES FIREPOWER ON EARLY VOTING, WITH JUST WEEKS TO GO UNTIL START “Joe Biden and the Democrat Party have a real voter-registration problem," said Nick Trainer, Trump 2020 director of battleground strategies. "Under President Trump’s leadership, more voters are registering as Republican across the country. Team Trump and the RNC [Republican National Committee] have...
    Republicans are closing the voter registration gaps in key swing states, according to the Trump Victory data obtained by Axios. While Democrats hold an advantage in voter registrations in several key states, the Trump campaign and Republican National Committee are closing the gap, registering 100,000 new voters prior to the upcoming election. Many of those new registrations are in key swing states like Pennsylvania, Florida, and North Carolina — three states Donald Trump narrowly secured in 2016. According to the data obtained by Axios, the GOP has “lessened the margin by 133,000 registered voters in Pennsylvania and 87,000 voters in Florida” while gaining “a net 216,410 voters since Election Day 2016” in North Carolina. Republicans have also reclaimed a voter registration...
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Freshman Rep. Steve Watkins, who is facing felony illegal voting charges, fought Tuesday to fend off a challenge in Kansas’ Republican primary. Watkins was trying to survive the challenge from State Treasurer Jake LaTurner after having largely toed the conservative line and vocally supporting President Donald Trump while representing the 2nd District in eastern Kansas. LaTurner argued that the criminal charges against Watkins made an already vulnerable incumbent an even worse bet with Democrats sensing an opportunity to pick up the seat despite the district’s Republican leanings. The charges against Watkins were filed in state district court in his home of Shawnee County and arise from his listing a postal box at a UPS Inc. store...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Prosecutors say four men have admitted their role in a scheme where money and cigarettes were offered to homeless people on Skid Row in exchange for false and forged signatures on ballot petitions and voter registration forms, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today. Richard Howard, 64, and Louis Thomas Wise, 38 pleaded no contest Friday to one felony count each of subscribing a fictitious name, or the name of another to an initiative petition and registration of a fictitious person. Two other men, 41-year-old Christopher Joseph Williams and Nickey Demelvin Huntley, 45, each pleaded no contest to one felony count of circulating an initiative or petition containing false, forged or fictitious names. Howard...
    ELECTION crooks gave homeless people cash and cigarettes for forged signatures on ballots and voter registration forms in 2018 and 2016, reports say. Four men have admitted that they gave displaced people money and cigarettes to forge on these documents in Los Angeles' "Skid Row" neighborhood.  Richard Howard, Louis Thomas Wise, Christopher Joseph Williams and Nickey Demelvin were arrested and charged for their role in the voter fraud scheme during the 2016 and 2018 election cycles. On Wednesday, the LA County District Attorney's Office said Howard, 64, and Wise, 37, pleaded no contest to one felony count each of registration of a fictitious person and subscribing a fictitious name or the name of another to an initiative petition.  Williams,...
    Four men have admitted to paying homeless people cash and cigarettes in exchange for forged signatures on ballot petitions and voter registration forms in Los Angeles' Skid Row neighborhood.  Richard Howard, Louis Thomas Wise, Christopher Joseph Williams and Nickey Demelvin were arrested in November 2018 for their participation in the voter fraud scheme during the election that year and in 2016.   The LA County District Attorney's Office on Wednesday announced that Howard, 64, and Wise, 37, pleaded no contest to one felony count each of registration of a fictitious person and subscribing a fictitious name or the name of another to an initiative petition.  Williams, 41, and Huntley, 45, likewise pleaded no contest to one felony count of circulating an initiative...
    Four men have admitted to offering homeless people in Los Angeles money and cigarettes in exchange for false and forged signatures on ballot petitions and voter registration forms, authorities said Wednesday. Richard Howard, 64, and Louis Thomas Wise, 37, pleaded no contest last week to one felony count each of subscribing a fictitious name, or the name of another to an initiative petition and registration of a fictitious person, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said. Christopher Joseph Williams, 41, and Nickey Demelvin Huntley, 45, each pleaded no contest to one felony count of circulating an initiative or petition containing false, forged or fictitious names. Carts and belongings of homeless people rest along sidewalks and streets in the skid row area of...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The November election is only three months away, and officials are encouraging voters to review their registration. Here's how to check your voter registration status before the election.In Los Angeles County, voters can check egistration status here.The Los Angeles County Registrar says this is the perfect time to check your registration status -- making sure your address is correct and plan for safe and secure voting.All registered voters have been sent a Vote by Mail Address Confirmation Card.If you've moved, let officials know by updating your address.Just fill out the confirmation card and drop it in the mail.California voters outside of Los Angeles County can also check their registration status online.
    Kansas Rep. Steve WatkinsSteven (Steve) Charles WatkinsGOP lawmaker steps down from committees following voter fraud charges Cook shifts 20 House districts toward Democrats The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Argentum - Mask mandates, restrictions issued as COVID-19 spreads MORE (R) responded to questions about the felony voter fraud charges against him, saying he simply made a mistake on his voter registration application.  “I wasn’t hiding the ball,” Watkins told the Kansas City Star in an interview.  In 2019, Watkins voted in the wrong city council district. He admitted in the interview with the Star that he did indeed vote in the wrong district, but claimed there was no intent behind the action, adding that it was an oversight.  “I put...
    Former first lady Michelle Obama, and a ton of Hollywood celebrities, are sounding the alarm and urging Americans to register to vote with less than 100 days to go before the presidential election. “Hey everybody, it’s official, we are 100 days out from the 2020 election, and with everything that’s been going on this year, this election could not be more important for the future of our country,” said Michelle Obama in a promotional video. Obama said not only should people register to vote, but they should “take it a step further by signing up at whenweallvote dot org to participate in our Week of Action this September,” adding that this initiative will “get more people registered to vote than ever...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Fewer new voters are registering to vote in Virginia because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that new voter registrations are significantly lower compared with the two most recent presidential elections, For instance, June experienced a 40% drop in the number of new voters who've registered in comparison to June 2016. That's according to the Virginia Public Access Project. June's numbers were actually a slight rebound from the low numbers reported in May and April. Numbers have been ticking up as Department of Motor Vehicles centers have reopened. They are a primary location for voter registration. “We’re definitely seeing it everywhere,” said Kat Calvin, the founder and executive director of Spread the Vote, a...
    Washington, DC (CNN)Former first lady Michelle Obama is making a push to register voters 100 days out from Election Day, saying in a new video message out Sunday that the "election could not be more important for the future of our country.""We've only got 100 days left ... and we've got to direct every ounce of energy we have into making sure everyone we know understands the importance of their voice and their vote," Obama said.Obama's message was released by When We All Vote, a nonpartisan organization committed to voter registration she co-chairs, which has an overarching goal to decrease the race and age gap in voter participation.The coronavirus pandemic poses new challenges to voting and voter outreach efforts. In...
    CHICAGO,IL (WLS) -- At Harrison Park in the Pilsen neighborhood, a number of organizations have stationed up Friday afternoon, to test people for COVID-19 from the most affected communities. Offering census and voting registration, as well. They call it Survival Day."We have to consider this virus and the lack of care and effort to stop the spread of this virus as a part of the systemic racism we've seen everybody here stand up against. More than 70% of the death toll is black and Latino. That's why it's so important to arm ourselves with the weapons to defend ourselves from this virus," said Tanya Lozano, co-founder of Health Hood Chicago.This is the fourth Survival Day event, spearheaded by Healthy Hood...
    State lawmakers wrapped up work Thursday on bills ranging from automatic voter registration to two new public holidays celebrating Juneteenth and Abolition Commemoration Day. The state Senate and Assembly worked into the evening Thursday on bills addressing calls for a reckoning on the nation’s history of slavery and racism, a law shielding nursing homes from lawsuits amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and efforts to make it easier to vote in the Nov. 6 election. Several bills — including a moratorium on facial recognition programs at schools — will eventually head to the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who then faces a 10-day deadline to act. Juneteenth
    By MARINA VILLENEUVE, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State lawmakers wrapped up work Thursday on bills ranging from automatic voter registration to two new public holidays celebrating Juneteenth and Abolition Commemoration Day. The state Senate and Assembly worked into the evening Thursday on bills addressing calls for a reckoning on the nation's history of slavery and racism, a law shielding nursing homes from lawsuits amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and efforts to make it easier to vote in the Nov. 6 election. Several bills — including a moratorium on facial recognition programs at schools — will eventually head to the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who then faces a 10-day deadline to act. ___ JUNETEENTH The State Senate and Assembly...
    NFL teams to see fruits of virtual offseason as camps begin Cameron Diaz Opens Up About Being A New Mom: Best Thing That Ever Happened Texas Fails to Toss Out Democrats’ Suit Over E-Signature Ban (Bloomberg) -- A major effort by national Democratic groups to register more voters in Texas got a boost on Wednesday when a federal judge allowed their lawsuit challenging a ban on electronic-signatures to proceed. © Bloomberg Voters cast ballots at a polling station inside the clubhouse at Currie Park Golf Course in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. More than 34 million ballots have been cast in early voting so far, shattering records in states such as Texas and Florida, where Senate...
    Questions about Joe Biden’s apparent cognitive decline arose again on Monday as he said his campaign will have lawyers going to “voter registration physicians” on Election Day. Baffling! Joe Biden just appeared on MSNBC and mumbled something about "voter registration physicians…” pic.twitter.com/hSSCc0R8sz — TV News HQ (@TVNewsHQ) July 20, 2020 During an appearance on The Reidout on MSNBC, Biden said, “We have a whole group of lawyers who are going out to every polling— every uh, voter, voter registration physician in the states— the secretaries of state, making sure that they, in fact, have a game plan as to how they’re going to allow the voting to take place.” Former White House Physician Dr. Ronny Jackson recently called for Biden...
    By JOHN HANNA, AP Political Writer TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A freshman Kansas congressman misled a sheriff's detective by blaming staff for a problem with his state voter registration form that led to three felony criminal charges, a prosecutor alleged Monday in a new court filing. Republican Rep. Steve Watkins listed a postal box at a UPS Inc. store in Topeka as his residence for voter registration purposes for more than three months starting in late August 2019. The charges against him in state district court in Shawnee County include voting illegally in a Topeka City Council race in November 2019 and hampering law enforcement by providing false information to the sheriff's detective in a February interview during an investigation...
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A freshman Kansas congressman misled a sheriff’s detective by blaming staff for a problem with his state voter registration form that led to three felony criminal charges, a prosecutor alleged Monday in a new court filing. Republican Rep. Steve Watkins listed a postal box at a UPS Inc. store in Topeka as his residence for voter registration purposes for more than three months starting in late August 2019. The charges against him in state district court in Shawnee County include voting illegally in a Topeka City Council race in November 2019 and hampering law enforcement by providing false information to the sheriff’s detective in a February interview during an investigation of whether Watkins broke state election...
    US Rep. Steve Watkins, of Kansas, was charged Tuesday night with illegal voting for allegedly listing a UPS store as his residence in advance of a local election, officials said. Watkins is accused by Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay of entering the false postal box address of the Topeka store on a voter registration form he filled out in late August 2019. The Republican congressman then cast a ballot the following November in the Topeka City Council race with the UPS box listed as his residential address, the DA said. Kagay, also a Republican, announced the charges Tuesday night shortly before a televised debate between Watkins and two Republican challengers in the Aug. 14 Republican primary. Watkins denied...
    A member of the U.S. House of Representatives has indicted on four charges related to an investigation into illegal voting. Topeka, Kansas authorities announced Tuesday that Rep. Steve Watkins, a Republican, faces four charges in all, including one misdemeanor, tied to the investigation, which stems from Watkins’ registering to vote in 2019 with a false address, then attempting to rectify it with another useless address when he was caught.  In an extra bit of flair, the Shawnee County District Attorney, Republican Mike Kagay, announced the charges roughly 30 minutes before the rookie representative was set to participate in a televised debate against primary challengers ahead of the state’s Aug. 4 primary.  This Steve Watkins case shouldn't be mixed up with that other...
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A freshman Kansas congressman who had listed a UPS Inc. store as his residence on a voter registration was charged Tuesday with three felonies, including illegal voting. Republican Rep. Steve Watkins is accused of voting illegally in advance in the 2019 local city and school board election, voting when not qualified and interfering with law enforcement by providing false information. Those felony charges were filed in state district court in Shawnee County, which includes Watkins' hometown of Topeka. District Attorney Mike Kagay also filed a misdemeanor charge of failing to notify the state Division of Vehicles of a change in addresses. Kagay, a Republican, announced the charges Tuesday evening, shortly before Watkins and his two opponents...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Floridians planning to vote in local primary elections have a less than a week left to register to vote or update their voter’s registration information. Since Florida is a closed primary state, only voters who are registered members of political parties can vote for respective party candidates or nominees during a primary election. Those who are eligible may register to vote at any time, but they must register at least 29 days before an election to participate in it. That means voters have until July 20 to sign up or change their party affiliation in order to cast their ballots for the upcoming Florida Primary Election which is August 18. The easiest way to register to vote...
    The Republican National Committee (RNC) is spotlighting a new report that shows the GOP has edged out the Democratic Party in the race to sign up new voters amid the coronavirus pandemic. The numbers from TargetSmart – a Democratic data firm – indicated that overall voter registration plummeted the past three months compared with the same time four years ago during the 2016 presidential election cycle. But the figures also show Democrats being hurt disproportionately and that most of the people who were registering tended to be whiter, older and less Democratic than before the pandemic swept the nation. TRUMP JR DEFENDS FATHER'S RE-ELECTION CHANCES “The second the virus hit, we went completely virtual and we haven’t lost a...
    The Republican Party has edged out the Democrats in the race to sign up new voters — and coronavirus lockdowns are to blame, a new report says. New registrations cratered in the last three months, says TargetSmart, a Democratic data firm. In May of this year, 194,596 new voters were registered nationwide, according to TargetSmart’s report. That’s just 13 percent of the 1,490,631 who registered in May 2016. In at least five battleground states, Democrats appear to have borne the brunt of the damage during the COVID-shutdown period. In Maine, for example, 59 percent of new voters registered as Dems pre-coronavirus — but only 40 percent have done so in the months since. Dem declines were also seen in...
    The Republican Party has edged out the Democrats in the race to sign up new voters — and coronavirus lockdowns are to blame, a new report says. New registrations cratered in the last three months, says TargetSmart, a Democratic data firm. In May of this year, 194,596 new voters were registered nationwide, according to TargetSmart’s report. That’s just 13 percent of the 1,490,631 who registered in May 2016. In at least five battleground states, Democrats appear to have borne the brunt of the damage during the COVID-shutdown period. In Maine, for example, 59 percent of new voters registered as Dems pre-coronavirus — but only 40 percent have done so in the months since. Dem declines were also seen in Colorado,...
    ATLANTA (AP) — In a presidential election year, there's always a push to get people registered to vote. For one Atlanta family, that push got a little interesting. Ron Tims said he checked his mail Wednesday and found a voter registration application addressed to Cody Tims — his cat, who died 12 years ago. “A great cat, indoor and outdoor, loved his family, loved his neighborhood. He was 18 and a half when he passed away,” Carol Tims told WAGA-TV. The Tims were surprised, and a bit amused when they saw what Cody received in the mail. “There’s a huge push but if they’re trying to register cats, I’m not sure who else they’re trying to register. I’m not sure...
    ATLANTA (AP) — In a presidential election year, there’s always a push to get people registered to vote. For one Atlanta family, that push got a little interesting. Ron Tims said he checked his mail Wednesday and found a voter registration application addressed to Cody Tims — his cat, who died 12 years ago. “A great cat, indoor and outdoor, loved his family, loved his neighborhood. He was 18 and a half when he passed away,” Carol Tims told WAGA-TV. The Tims were surprised, and a bit amused when they saw what Cody received in the mail. “There’s a huge push but if they’re trying to register cats, I’m not sure who else they’re trying to register. I’m...
    Pets, including those that have died, have previously been sent voter registration forms in the mail thanks to the Voter Participation Center, a group that sends out millions of voter registration forms every election cycle. On Friday, Fox 5 Atlanta reported that a cat named Cody had been sent a voter registration form in the mail in Georgia. Cody has been dead for about 12 years. Dead dogs, other house pets, and deceased people have been sent voter registrations in the mail by the Voter Participation Center in past election cycles — many in swing states. This year, the group is mailing millions of voter registration forms out in Florida. The Tampa Bay Times reported in January: A spokesman for the...
    An Atlanta family’s dead pet cat received a voter registration card in the mail Wednesday, Fox 5 News reported. Ron and Carol Tims’ cat Cody died 12 years ago, but when they checked the mail Wednesday, the couple said they found a voter registration application for their deceased pet. “How did this happen?” Carol Tims told Fox news. “I mean it’s not reality … he’s a cat. Here he is,” she said, holding up the green box where the family keeps Cody’s ashes. “And he’s been dead for a long time.” (RELATED: Tucker Carlson: Mail-In Voting And Ballot Harvesting ‘Massively Expands The Potential For Voter Fraud’) WATCH: Local news is the best news: Dead cat gets voter registration in the...
    Cody, a snugly cat in Atlanta, wasn’t alive to see any of the Obama years, let alone the Trump era, but he received a voter registration form by mail on Wednesday. Fox 5 Atlanta had the story: This is absolutely amazing!!pic.twitter.com/6gElKuzjpl — Wyatt Dobrovich (@WyattDobrovich) July 10, 2020 “How’d this happen?” former owner Carol Tims wondered about the cat deceased for 12 years — since the George W. Bush administration. “I mean, it’s not reality. He’s a cat. Here he is,” she added, holding up his remains in a tiny green container. “If they’re trying to register cats, I’m not quite sure who else they’re trying to register. I don’t know if they’re registering dogs, mice, snakes?” Tims said. Fox...
    An Atlanta family got a surprise in the mail when they received a voter application for Cody Tims, their family member who died 12 years ago. Even stranger is the fact that Cody was the Tims family's pet cat. "We have a voter registration application for Cody Tims," Carol Tims told Fox 5 of Atlanta. "How did this happen? It's not reality, he's a cat and he's been dead for a long time." The Tims family keeps the cat's ashes in a green container. The family said the application probably comes as a big voter registration push continues ahead of the 2020 election. "There's a huge push but if they're trying to register cats, I'm not sure who...
    A family in Atlanta says it received a voter registration form this week for their cat Cody – which passed away a dozen years ago. “There’s a huge push but if they’re trying to register cats, I’m not sure who else they’re trying to register,” the late cat’s owner, Carol Tims, told Fox5 Atlanta. “I’m not sure if they’re trying to register dogs, mice, snakes.” She said they received the form addressed to the cat in their mailbox on Wednesday, with a pre-printed label that said “Cody Tims,” according to a photo on Fox5. While Times said the pet was a “great cat, indoor and outdoor” who “loved his family, loved his neighborhood” — living to age 18 1/2 — ...
    Look what the postman dragged in. An Atlanta family was shocked to find a voter-registration form arrive in the mail — for a pet cat that died 12 years ago. The application that showed up Wednesday at the home of Ron and Carol Tims was pre-printed with the name of “Cody Tims,” according to a photo posted online by Fox5 Atlanta. “How did this happen? It’s not reality, he’s a cat and he’s been dead for a long time,” Carol told the station. Carol described the late feline — whose ashes are kept in a green container — as a “great cat, indoor and outdoor, loved his family, loved his neighborhood.” “He was 18 and a half when he passed...
    Scratch this name off the list. An Atlanta family said it received a voter registration form this week for their cat Cody Tims – who died 12 years ago. "There's a huge push but if they're trying to register cats, I'm not sure who else they're trying to register,” the late feline’s owner, Carol Tims, told Fox5 Atlanta. “I'm not sure if they're trying to register dogs, mice, snakes.” NEW REPORT ARGUES PERILS OF MAIL-IN VOTING GO BEYOND FRAUD The Tims say they found the form addressed to the cat in their mailbox on Wednesday. Carol Tims described Cody as a “great cat, indoor and outdoor” who “loved his family, loved his neighborhood” and lived to the age of 18. PENNSYLVANIA COUNTIES HAVE 800,000 INELIGIBLE VOTERS ON VOTER REGISTRATION LISTS,...
    A poll released by the Trafalgar Group on Monday shows presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden leads President Trump by five points in Pennsylvania, 48 percent to 43 percent. The results are consistent with the three most recent polls in the Keystone State included in the RealClearPolitics average of polls, which, when the Trafalgar Group poll is added, show Biden leading Trump by an average of 6.5 points in this key battleground state. Trump narrowly won the state’s 20 electoral college votes in 2016, beating Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton by less than 70,000 votes, or 1.2 percent of the 5.9 million votes cast in the state. The poll of 1,062 likely Pennsylvania voters was conducted between June 29 and July 2...
    Washington — With college campuses closed, festivals and concerts canceled, and motor vehicle offices shuttered, the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted not only the normal way of life for millions of Americans, but the traditional means of voter registration during an election year that could attract record turnout. Now, civic groups devoted to signing up new voters are trading clipboards for web pages and retooling the ways through which they reach prospective voters ahead of the remaining primaries and the general election, when voters will cast their ballots for president all the way down to their local district attorney. "Most people that we interact with register to vote by an organizer or volunteer on their college campus with a clipboard in...
    Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Tuesday that to fully comply with the National Voter Registration Act, the voter registration deadline for all August 11, 2020 primary runoff elections is now July 13, 2020. This change was necessary to match the July 13 voter registration deadline that federal law sets for the federal runoffs that are part of the upcoming primary runoff election. “The change was necessary because when federal and state law conflict, the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution says that the federal law controls,” said Walter Jones, Communications Manager for Voter Education. “In 2017, a federal judge ruled that Georgia could no longer require that voters had to be registered for the primary in order to vote in the runoff for...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Citizens Union is renewing its call to make registering to vote online more accessible ahead of the 2020 presidential election in November. The New York City Campaign Finance Board released new data showing that that half as many New Yorkers had registered to vote in the first six months of 2020 than in the first six months of 2016. In 2020, January and February new voter registrations were up 27 percent compared to 2016, but the COVID-19 has halted the increase. “The data released last week by the New York City Campaign Finance Board showing that new voter registrations have halved...
    A Mississippi election commissioner sparked outrage after complaining on social media that black residents in the state were holding lots of voter registration events, a report said. The commissioner, Gail Welch of Jones County, wrote the comment on Facebook last week — just as state legislators had approved a measure to remove a confederate symbol from the state flag, the Clarion Ledger reported. “I’m concerned about voter registration in Mississippi,” Welch wrote in the Facebook post, according to the report. “The blacks are having lots (of) events for voter registration. People in Mississippi have to get involved, too,” she added. The state senator whose district includes parts of Jones County told the newspaper that the statement raises credibility questions...
    As new voter registrations soared early this year, Minnesotans appeared excited about casting ballots in the 2020 elections. But then the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and registrations dropped like a rock. The number of new voters signing up to cast ballots plunged from 25,618 in March to 3,543 in June — an 86 percent dive, the state’s elections director, David Maeda, said this week. The March number may be “a little bit inflated” because Minnesota held its first presidential primary election since 1956 on March 3, and several thousand citizens registered to vote at the polls. From January through March of this year, registrations were well ahead of the pace in 2016, the last presidential election year. It looked like Minnesota...
    As Republicans are leading the effort to heal our nation from months of economic and cultural turbulence, Democrats have seized the moment differently. Rather than working to unify our nation, the political left is choosing to further divide us. The Democratic Association of Secretaries of State stooped to a new low, launching a new advertisement conflating election integrity laws with racism and “white supremacy.” Democrats use celebrity liberal activists like Hillary Clinton and LeBron James, who recklessly compare today’s challenges with outdated policies. In stark contrast to the false claims of widespread voter suppression, Republican secretaries of state are breaking records in increased voter registration in states across the country. Alabama alone has registered 1,536,778 new voters since Jan. 19, 2015 — a record high for the...
    Screenshots began circulating this weekend of a comment posted on social media by a Mississippi election commissioner in which she seemingly drew a distinction between “the blacks” and “people.” Gail Harrison Welch, an election commissioner in District 1 in Jones County, Mississippi, according to her Facebook profile, made the comments in response to another user’s post on voter registration. Welch’s comments have since been deleted, but social media users took screenshots of the comments.  “I’m concerned about voter registration in Mississippi,”  Welch said, according to The Hattiesburg American. “The blacks are having lots [of] events for voter registration. People in Mississippi have to get involved, too.” “The blacks are having lots of events for voter registration. People in Mississippi have...
    Facebook will start promoting voter registration links to all eligible US users. According to the company, it will pin links to the top of user feeds in the US starting July 3 for any users who are of voting age. An informational box will also give users data on how to register and will direct them to either their state's registration site or a nonpartisan organization if the users' state doesn't have resources readily available.  Facebook will include links at the top of news feeds so eligible voters can easily register. It aims to enlist 4 million users in total 'This Friday every Facebook user of voting age in the US will be given information, prominently displayed on the...
    Facebook will pin a box with information about voter registration on the top of the News Feed for every US user who is of voting age starting tomorrow, July 3rd, the company announced today. The box, once it’s live, will show you information about how to register to vote, including a link to your state’s registration website or to a nonpartisan partner if your state doesn’t have voter information readily available online. Here’s what you can expect it to look like on your phone: Image: Facebook Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs and communications, first announced the voting boxes would be showing up on top of the News Feed...
    (CBS DETROIT) – There’s not much you can do with out some form of identification. It’s the first step to getting a job, car and even housing, but for many people returning home from prison, it’s a step that’s often missed. “Sadly for people who don’t have id and don’t know the steps and processes and don’t have support to get id, their life could be severely stifled.  We’ve seen people go back and forth in and out of prison because they’ve been unable to successfully transition into society,” said Hakim Crampton of the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission. The Michigan Department of State and the Michigan Department of Corrections announced a joint program to grant state IDs and driver’s licenses...
    By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer The NFL is kicking off a voting education and registration initiative. Commissioner Roger Goodell told the 32 team owners on a conference call Thursday that the league is developing programs and working with the players association, Players Coalition and other organizations such as RISE and the US Vote Foundation. The programs will focus on education, registration and activation. The goal is for NFL players, coaches, executives and staff to register to vote, inspire others to vote and vote themselves. The NFL also will support players who have plans or programs to achieve the same in their communities. In recent conversations with players, Goodell said voting was a subject they consistently stressed as important...
    The NFL is kicking off a voting education and registration initiative. Commissioner Roger Goodell told the 32 team owners on a conference call Thursday that the league is developing programs and working with the players association, Players Coalition and other organizations such as RISE and the US Vote Foundation. The programs will focus on education, registration and activation. The goal is for NFL players, coaches, executives and staff to register to vote, inspire others to vote and vote themselves. The NFL also will support players who have plans or programs to achieve the same in their communities. In recent conversations with players, Goodell said voting was a subject they consistently stressed as important to them. The owners also are...
    The Big Ten has created a voter registration initiative to go along with its Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition, hoping its 14 schools and thousands of student-athletes can leverage their platform to spur social change. “It all fits together,” Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said in a telephone interview. “I’m hopeful that what we do here will be able to lead the way for colleges around the world.” Warren, the first black commissioner of a Power Five conference, said the announcement Monday of the voting initiative finalizes plans that have been in the works since February. Warren hopes the nonpartisan program will encourage student-athletes to become part of the electoral process. It will include monthly programming, beginning in July and ending...
    Progressive groups and nonprofits focused on voting are saying they are seeing more registration requests amid the nationwide protests and calls for racial justice. "We've seen thousands of people flooding our website to get more information on how to vote, and I think that is a direct response to this moment that we're in and people looking for outlets to channel their rage right now," said Jennifer Edwards, Color of Change senior director of digital engagement and democracy. The uptick in voter registrations comes as activists examine how to turn the growing calls for police reforms and spotlight on systemic racism into long term  transformations. Groups including Vote.org, the Voter Participation Center, Color of Change, She the People, and...
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Patrick Mahomes and Tyrann Mathieu knew they had a platform to speak out about social injustice given their visibility and stature with the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. The question was what to do with it. The young quarterback and star safety, both of whom have been active the past couple of years in the Kansas City community, wanted to do more than just talk. They wanted their words to lead into action. And that’s why they have joined with the Chiefs in the beginnings of a voter registration drive ahead of the November elections. TOP STORIES Divided Democrats make Biden one of weakest primary winners in modern history San Francisco police will no...
    A report published Thursday by the Center for Election Innovation & Research (CEIR) revealed that voter registration has dropped significantly amid the coronavirus pandemic, with key election states seeing the number of new voters drop by more than half compared to the last national election cycle. The report looked at a sample of 11 states and D.C. and found that in the first four months of 2020, the number of new voters plummeted nearly 70% when compared to the first four months of 2016. The numbers started to decline in March, after states began enforcing social distancing requirements and stay-at-home orders, before virtually halting in April, according to USA Today. An election observer cleans voting booths during the Wisconsin...
    (CNN)Warriors in the Garden formed after a dozen organizers met this past week during the protests in New York. And in that short time, the group has registered 400 new voters."It's really amazing how many people are excited about this," Chris Muckle, a founding member of the group, told CNN.It was one example of how groups are reporting growing voter registration numbers amid protests over police brutality and racial injustice that have erupted across the nation, months out from the general election in November.Visit CNN's Election Center for full coverage of the 2020 raceLast week, Rock the Vote saw more than 80,000 new voters register through its site, the most registrations the group has experienced in a single week of...
    Marc Elias, a lawyer specializing in elections and voting, tweeted in response to the Post report, "It is looking more and more like @realDonaldTrump may have committed absentee ballot fraud in Florida." Florida's voter registration form carries a criminal offense warning that states, "It is a 3rd degree felony to submit false information. Maximum penalties are $5,000 and/or 5 years in prison." Republicans have for years falsely claimed voter fraud is a widespread problem in the United States. It isn't, according to experts who study the issue. Republican-controlled legislatures have passed strict voter identification laws that they claim are intended to prevent fraud, but that voting rights advocates say ultimately disenfranchise minority voters. After Democratic victories in the 2018 midterm elections,...