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Thursday, 27 April 2017

April 27, 2017

National News: Holder: President's election fraud claims are laying foundation for voter suppression

Alabama: Houston Co. plans for special election | Moore plans to move two polling sites | Lauderdale Co.'s largest polling location has been moved

Illinois: Woman arrested for voter fraud in Macon Co.

Louisiana: House lawmakers nor keen to restore vote to some ex-felons | Let 70K ex-felons vote? No, says Louisiana House committee

Maine: Lewiston rep seeks to make voter registration automatic | Judicial branch speaks out against bill to have courts review citizen initiatives

Massachusetts: Three MIT scholars awarded prestigious Carnegie fellowships

Michigan: Ingham Co. voters will use new equipment this fall

Mississippi: Judge mulls whether to delay election challenge

Montana: Voters confused over multiple ballot elections | Special election ballots are keeping Gallatin Co. courthouse busy

Nebraska: Election commission open for longer early voting

New York: LWV, legislators push for voting reforms | Election reformers make case for early voting

North Carolina: Extended voting hours would be discouraged under bill | Moore Co. men convicted of voter fraud | DA's office decline to prosecute case involving alleged voter fraud | Governor asks court to block elections law measure | Woman fulfills mom's dying wish by voting in her place | DA cites 'compassion' for not prosecuting voter fraud case | Senate OKs elections changes

Ohio: Latta continues probe of USPS delivery of absentee ballots

Texas: Stakes are high for Texas voting laws with 2018 election looming | McAllen notes surge in mail-in ballot applications

Virginia: Augusta Co. to get new voting machines for June primary

Washington: Better voting access tends to help Dems. So why is a rural Republican championing it?