No matter who wins, it’s time to get rid of the electoral college. With citizenship ceremonies postponed due to coronavirus, hundreds of thousands could miss chance to vote in November. Newly revealed USPS documents show an agency struggling to manage Trump, Amazon and the pandemic. NPR Choice page. How Convention Speaking Times Reveal Democrats’ Pecking Order. The tone and substance of this week’s convention felt like it was tailor-made for Mr.
Biden, a 77-year-old moderate Democrat who has worked in Washington for more than four decades as a senator and vice president. Most of the political leaders who received speaking slots in the event were not unlike him: They boasted years of government experience, party credentials and in many cases, a center-left ideology. Who spoke for more than 10 minutes Outside of the nominees — Mr. Biden and Ms. Who spoke between 5 and 10 minutes Even though they sparred with Mr. Who spoke between 2 and 5 minutes Former President Bill Clinton has been a fixture at Democratic conventions since the 1980s.
But this week, he was given less than five minutes to address the nation by a party that seemed eager to signal that the Clintons now largely represent a past era of Democratic politics. HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media. HuffPost is part of Verizon Media.
Standing on her porch with a clipboard and an earnest smile was Ricardo Alonzo Ugalde, a volunteer with the Bernie Sanders campaign assigned to canvas in this corner of east Los Angeles, the heart of the Latino community. “Buenas tardes, señora,” he greeted Vallardes before launching into his pitch. The California primary election was Tuesday – did she plan to vote? She did. And was she a registered Democrat? She invited him inside to hear more. “That’s about as good as it could possibly go,” said Alonzo Ugalde, a 35-year-old engineer who knocks doors and phone banks for the campaign in his spare time.
Charlotte's presentation on presidential candidates Nov 2019 PDF. Data on Campaign Finance, Super PACs, Industries, and Lobbying. (14) Felony Disenfranchisement: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) (14) Primaries and Caucuses: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) (14) Voting: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
What Will It Take for Congress to Protect America’s Elections? Testifying before Congress this week about his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 elections, Robert Mueller, the former special counsel, seemed eager — desperate, even — to drive home one message: foreign adversaries are intent on undermining American democracy, and the United States is still vulnerable to them.
Even as Mr. Mueller declined to elaborate on most of his findings, he was unequivocal in warning that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential race, that it aims to do so again — “They’re doing it as we sit here,” he said — and that “many more countries” are developing similar capabilities. Declaring foreign interference “among the most serious” challenges to American democracy, he urged those with “responsibility in this area” to act “swiftly.” Mr. Mueller is right to be worried. It’s tempting to blame the lack of progress on President Trump, in whose mind the topic of election security has become tangled with questions about the legitimacy of his 2016 win.
Mr. Voting Rights Were Already a Big 2020 Issue. Then Came the Gerrymandering Ruling. When the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Thursday that federal judges had no power to stop partisan gerrymandering, it brought to a crushing end decades-old questions about the court’s willingness or ability to rein in voting maps drawn to blatantly benefit one party.
The ruling, after years of escalating battles over voter identification laws, gerrymanders and voter purges, left Democrats and voting rights advocates bitterly disappointed. Former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who has helped lead the fight against Republican-drawn district maps, said in a statement that the court’s decision “tears at the fabric of our democracy and puts the interests of the established few above the many.” He added, “History will not be kind in its assessment of the ways in which this court has undermined voting rights and core democratic principles in America.” [What is gerrymandering, and why did the Supreme Court rule on it?]
As Mr. Michael Bennet has made voting rights a major theme of his campaign. Stephanie Murphy: Why is the Russian medding in 2016 such a big secret? I’m not allowed to say. 2020 election news, candidates, polls and issues. NPR Choice page.