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Wednesday, 27 December 2017

December 23-27, 2017

(ElectionlineToday Holiday Schedule: ElectionlineToday will NOT publish on January 1. For December 27 through 29, electionlineToday will publish around 9 a.m. each day instead of 6 a.m. Happy holidays!)

National News: Bipartisan Senate bill would boost election security aid to states | Black turnout in Alabama complicates debate on voting laws | Judge: WH voter fraud panel must give Dem more records | A Democrat on WH voter fraud commission asked for more transparency, here's what happened next | States say they need federal government's help to secure midterm elections | US Appeals Court rejects challenge to WH voter fraud panel

Alabama: Dallas Co. registrar refutes claims of voter suppression | Black turnout in Alabama complicates debate on voting laws

Arizona: Could dark-horse candidate be secretary of state's biggest threat?

Arkansas: Election commissioners balk at 2018 budget

California: California political trailblazer March Fong Eu dies at 95 | MALDEF suit calls for fair deal for Latino voters

Florida: Should Volusia employees be given 2 hours to vote? | Moving day coming fast | Election supervisors foresee hefty November ballot

Kansas: Sedgwick Co. asking state lawmakers to review mail ballot law

Maine: Judge backs Maine secretary of state in lawsuit against WH voter fraud panel

Massachusetts: Election official wrestling with date for 2018 primary

Michigan: County OKs election equipment purchase

Minnesota: Ranked choice voting in St. Louis Park? Some are making the push

Mississippi: Lauderdale Co. election commission prepares for 2018

Missouri: 2018's 20 under 40: Taylor Burks, Boone Co. clerk

Montana: Stapleton report says no coordinated voter fraud

Nevada: Las Vegas, North Las Vegas voting center add convenience to casting a ballot

New Mexico: Ranked choice voting, explained | Report finds Bernalillo Co. has one of the country's most efficient election systems

New York: Groups pressing for state voting reforms

North Carolina: Felons voting stirs debate in Alamance Co.| With no state board, NC election challenges go to court

Ohio: New Franklin Co. voting machines could cost $30M | Secretary of state asks Mahoning elections board to address shortcomings

Oklahoma: County election board's Kathy Singer fills gap left by Pretty's retirement

Pennsylvania: County's probe finds no evidence of voter fraud

Tennessee: Ketron to back new voting legislation

Utah: New voting districts drawn in Native discrimination suit

Virginia: Elections commissioner responds to voter suppression claims | Democratic candidate asks elections board to delay tiebreaker until court decision | Democrats to file legal challenge asking court to reconsider 'erroneous' steps that led to tied election | Name drawing in tied Va. House race after candidate files court challenge

West Virginia: Two Eastern Panhandle high schools recognized for voter registration numbers | New voter ID law goes into effect Jan. 1 | Officials prepare for implementation of voter ID

Wisconsin: Elections chairman defends administrator