ELECTION 2020

Virginia voters who show up on Election Day without a mask or visibly sick will be asked to put a mask on or cast their ballot outside the polling place, but they won't be denied access if they refuse, according to state election officials.At a virtual media briefing Tuesday...
If you vote, you know them.They greet you at the doorway to your polling place. They examine your identification, match it to registration records and verify that you’re an elector eligible to vote at that precinct. They hand you a ballot and show you to a voting booth where...
By Michael Murphy and Steve RichardsonVirginians have a proud legacy of significant contributions to the creation and preservation of the Republic. The words "Give me liberty, or give me death!" were uttered by Virginian Patrick Henry in Richmond. The decisive victory at Yorktown won our independence. And of course,...
When the Virginia House of Delegates was getting ready to pass its 2011 redistricting plan, Del. Jeion Ward, D-Hampton, stood to say something she knew her colleagues might not want to hear. Last in a series on the debate surrounding the redistricting reform amendment on Virginians’ ballots this fall. Previously:...
Virginians obviously didn’t get the memo from pundits that we’re not a swing state in the 2020 presidential election. Residents around the commonwealth have cast ballots in huge numbers, taking advantage of early voting options amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Thousands of voters have already avoided the long lines that are...
First in a two-part series on the debate surrounding the redistricting reform amendment on Virginians' ballots this fall. Tomorrow: Race takes center stage in the war of words.  The group for it is called Fair Maps VA.The group against it is called Fair Districts VA.Both say they’re working to...
See you in court!It is a threat President Donald Trump and his re-election campaign have lobbed — sometimes verbatim — at states across the country this year. Last week, the campaign threatened litigation in Pennsylvania if it wasn’t allowed to observe activity inside satellite election offices — access election...
In the last decade, millions of registered voters across the country have been removed from voter rolls. In 2019, Ohio removed more than 460,000 voter registration files from its list. Georgia removed 313,000 people from its rolls in October 2019 alone, and in Michigan, from 2011 to 2018, 1.2 million...
Republican legislators in North Carolina had been contemplating legislation that would require photo identification to vote.The bill had plenty of support, but it had spent the past two months sitting in committee while lawmakers waited on the U.S. Supreme Court as it weighed a challenge to a major...
TOPEKA, Kansas — Scott Moore had never heard of the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck program before election officials in Kansas and Florida exposed his personal information, along with 944 other Kansas voters.The now-defunct Crosscheck was designed to help county clerks clean up registration lists by looking for voters who...