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September 25, 2021, 4:08 AM

Arizona secretary of state: ‘We already knew that Joe Biden won the state’

ABC News’ Juju Chang spoke with Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs following the result of the state's GOP-backed "audit" that reaffirmed President Joe Biden’s 2020 win.
September 25, 2021, 4:08 AM
Arizona secretary of state: ‘We already knew that Joe Biden won the state’
September 25, 2021, 12:58 AM

Arizona secretary of state blasts 'fake' election audit

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs says she didn’t need the report to tell her what most people already know: President Joe Biden won the election.
September 25, 2021, 12:58 AM
Arizona secretary of state blasts 'fake' election audit
September 25, 2021, 12:55 AM

Arizona 'audit' results reaffirm Biden’s victory over Trump

After post-election reviews and two private 'audits,' the Maricopa County results showed no anomalies or election integrity issues and confirmed President Joe Biden’s win.
September 25, 2021, 12:55 AM
Arizona 'audit' results reaffirm Biden’s victory over Trump
September 25, 2021, 12:31 AM

GOP-led review of Arizona ballots reaffirms Biden's win

The results of a partisan-led review of Maricopa County's ballots found no substantial change in official election results.
September 25, 2021, 12:31 AM
GOP-led review of Arizona ballots reaffirms Biden's win
September 24, 2021, 8:05 PM

Arizona ‘audit’ confirms Biden’s win

A Republican-commissioned audit of the presidential election vote in Arizona, shows President Joe Biden beat former President Trump by hundreds more votes in Maricopa County than originally reported.
September 24, 2021, 8:05 PM
Arizona ‘audit’ confirms Biden’s win
September 21, 2021, 12:53 AM

Oregon Dems void power-sharing redistricting deal with GOP

The speaker of the Oregon House has rescinded a deal she made with Republicans.
September 21, 2021, 12:53 AM
September 19, 2021, 1:37 PM

How LA County countered recall-election disinformation in real time on social media

The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, which provides record management and election services, was active on Twitter
September 19, 2021, 1:37 PM
Recall election misinformation was countered with real-time tweets
September 18, 2021, 5:31 PM

New redistricting commissions splinter along partisan lines

New commissions were approved by voters to reduce partisan gamesmanship.
September 18, 2021, 5:31 PM
September 15, 2021, 8:54 PM

What California’s recall election can tell us about the upcoming midterms

California Gov. Gavin Newsom defeated a Republican recall effort centered around the state’s pandemic policies.
September 15, 2021, 8:54 PM
What California’s recall election can tell us about the upcoming midterms
September 15, 2021, 3:07 PM

California governor projected to survive recall election

After a Republican-led drive to remove him from office, ABC News projects Gavin Newsom will keep his job as governor in a landslide victory.
September 15, 2021, 3:07 PM
California governor projected to survive recall election
September 15, 2021, 12:16 PM

Positive results on handling pandemic, Democratic turnout advantage help Newsom retain seat in recall election

Positive results on handling the pandemic and a Democratic turnout advantage cemented Gov. Gavin Newsom's efforts to retain his seat in the recall election.
September 15, 2021, 12:16 PM
Positive results on handling pandemic, Dem turnout advantage help Newsom retain seat
September 15, 2021, 11:37 AM

ANALYSIS: California Gov. Gavin Newsom romps based on twin fears of COVID-19 and Trump

California Gov. Gavin Newsom would probably never have faced a recall election had it not been for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
September 15, 2021, 11:37 AM
ANALYSIS: Newsom romps based on twin fears of COVID-19 and Trump
September 15, 2021, 4:08 AM

California congresswoman ‘hopeful’ Newsom survives recall challenge

Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., weighs in on the California recall election, and the latest on congressional debates on spending, criminal justice and voting reform.
September 15, 2021, 4:08 AM
California congresswoman ‘hopeful’ Newsom survives recall challenge
September 15, 2021, 4:05 AM

Hours left to vote in California recall election

President Joe Biden campaigned for Gov. Gavin Newsom to remain as governor of the state and said the vote will have a national impact. The handling of the pandemic is a top issue for voters.
September 15, 2021, 4:05 AM
Hours left to vote in California recall election
September 14, 2021, 9:00 PM

Senate Democrats introduce new voting rights bill

Senate Democrats have introduced their latest version of a sweeping election reform bill to counter voting restrictions that have passed in GOP-led states.
September 14, 2021, 9:00 PM
Senate Democrats introduce new voting rights bill
September 14, 2021, 4:20 AM

California Gov. Newsom faces recall test

ABC News' Zohreen Shah reports on California's recall election of Gov. Gavin Newson, and the election's potentially far-reaching impact across the country.
September 14, 2021, 4:20 AM
California Gov. Newsom faces recall test
September 14, 2021, 4:20 AM

Sen. Alex Padilla: Gov. Newsom will ‘win big’ in recall vote

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with Sen. Alex Padilla. D-Calif., on the high-stakes California gubernatorial recall election, and the budget bill debate as Democrats struggle to reach an agreement.
September 14, 2021, 4:20 AM
Sen. Alex Padilla: Gov. Newsom will ‘win big’ in recall vote
September 14, 2021, 12:11 AM

High-stakes recall election in California

Tuesday is the last day for California voters to cast their ballots in the recall election of current Gov. Gavin Newsom, who has said the election has national consequences.
September 14, 2021, 12:11 AM
High-stakes recall election in California
September 12, 2021, 11:50 PM

California recall election comes down to the wire

The governor is calling the election a matter of life and death.
September 12, 2021, 11:50 PM
California recall election comes down to the wire
September 12, 2021, 6:30 PM

California voters: Less Republican and white than in 2003

The state is again choosing whether to recall a governor.
September 12, 2021, 6:30 PM
September 12, 2021, 3:50 PM

Candidates make last-ditch effort for support in California recall election

Californians will vote on whether to remove Gov. Gavin Newsom from office.
September 12, 2021, 3:50 PM
Candidates make last-ditch effort for support in California recall election
September 12, 2021, 1:27 AM

Newsom, GOP rivals seek votes in recall's final weekend

The recall against the Democratic governor is winding to a close.
September 12, 2021, 1:27 AM
September 12, 2021, 1:03 AM

In the GOP, voter ID is a slam dunk ... except in Nebraska

State lawmakers have blocked it, even though it's common in other GOP-led states
September 12, 2021, 1:03 AM
September 12, 2021, 12:06 AM

NC's highest court: Felons who registered recently can vote

Felons who registered during a 10-day period remain on voting rolls, for now.
September 12, 2021, 12:06 AM
September 8, 2021, 11:32 PM

Abortion rights take center stage in upcoming California recall election

Democrats are warning that, if elected, a Republican governor in California could join other Republican states in cutting back on reproductive rights.
September 8, 2021, 11:32 PM
Abortion rights take center stage in upcoming California recall election
September 8, 2021, 12:02 AM

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs GOP-backed voting restrictions into law

Three months and two special sessions after Texas House Democrats engaged in the first of three quorum breaks, the final version of the bill officially became law.
September 8, 2021, 12:02 AM
Texas governor signs GOP-backed voting restrictions into law
September 6, 2021, 12:15 AM

California voters prepare for statewide recall

Energized grassroots Republicans hope to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom.
September 6, 2021, 12:15 AM
California voters prepare for statewide recall
September 3, 2021, 10:28 PM

NC appeals court stops for now voting restoration for felons

A North Carolina appeals court has blocked an order that had allowed well over 50,000 felony offenders who aren’t serving prison or jail time to immediately register to vote and cast ballots
September 3, 2021, 10:28 PM
September 2, 2021, 6:08 PM

Key figure in NC ballot probe gets prison for benefit fraud

A key player in a North Carolina ballot probe that led to a new congressional election has been sentenced to six months in prison for Social Security fraud
September 2, 2021, 6:08 PM
September 2, 2021, 12:33 PM

Texas abortion law propels issue to forefront of Virginia gubernatorial campaign

Texas' restrictive abortion bill propelled the issue to the forefront of Virginia gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe's campaign against GOP nominee Glenn Youngkin.
September 2, 2021, 12:33 PM
Texas abortion law propels issue to forefront of Virginia gubernatorial campaign
September 1, 2021, 6:58 PM

Wisconsin election probe includes $325,000 for data analysis

Nearly half of the money being spent on a Republican-ordered investigation into Wisconsin’s 2020 presidential election is earmarked for data analysis related to voting machines
September 1, 2021, 6:58 PM
August 31, 2021, 10:57 PM

Texas Legislature sends sweeping GOP voting bill to governor

The bill would limit how and when voters can cast a ballot.
August 31, 2021, 10:57 PM
GOP voting changes sent to Texas governor
1 month ago

GOP launches ballot drive to tighten Michigan voting laws

Maneuver would let GOP lawmakers enact changes without Gov. Whitmer’s signature.
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Wisconsin governor: $680K for election probe is 'outrageous'

Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says it is “outrageous” that Republicans plan to spend $680,000 on an investigation into the 2020 election in the state
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Thousands march through streets of Washington DC

Many are calling on Congress for voting rights legislation.
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Thousands march through streets of Washington DC
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Marchers across US call on Congress to bolster voting rights

Thousands of voting rights advocates are rallying across the country.
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Experts warn of dangers from breach of voter system software

GOP questioning of the 2020 presidential race has led to voting system breaches.
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McAuliffe seeks dismissal of GOP lawsuit over paperwork

Republicans want him out of governor's race because of alleged paperwork error.
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Thousands expected for voting rights 'March on Washington'

Protests are planned in Washington, D.C., over new efforts to change voting laws on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech.
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Thousands expected for voting rights 'March on Washington'
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Conservative hoaxers face $5.1M fine for election robocalls

Two conservative hoaxers face a record $5.1 million fine for allegedly making illegal robocalls to wireless phones without the owners' consent in the 2020 election
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Report: Most federal election security money remains unspent

A federal report finds that in the run up to the 2020 presidential election U.S. states and territories had spent less than a third of the $805 million Congress had provided to shore up security for state and local election systems
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House passes John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

The House on Tuesday passed the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, legislation that aims to strengthen a key component of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965.
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House passes John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act
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Judge blocks photography ban in Georgia's new election law

A federal judge has found that a part of Georgia’s sweeping new election law that broadly prohibits the photographing of a voted ballot is likely unconstitutional
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With Democrats back, Texas GOP pushes ahead with voting bill

Republicans are bringing back their voting bill with no changes.
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Review panel in Georgia could lead to takeover of local election board

Georgia's State Election Board appointed a bipartisan performance review panel to investigate potential violations of election law by officials in the largest county.
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Review panel in Georgia could lead to takeover of local election board
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Georgia board to tap election review panel for Fulton County

The Georgia State Board of Elections plans to appoint a review panel this week as part of a process that could lead to a takeover of elections in the state’s most populous county
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10 new state laws shift power over elections to partisan entities

At least eight states have enacted 10 laws in 2021 that bolster partisan entities' power over elections or shift election responsibilities from the secretary of state.
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10 new state laws shift power over elections to partisan entities
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I don't buy that the 2020 census is good news for Democrats: Nate Silver

538's Nate Silver breaks down what the changing U.S. demographics revealed by the 2020 census means for redistricting.
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I don't buy that the 2020 census is good news for Democrats: Nate Silver
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Experts: False claims on voting machines obscure real flaws

The aftermath of the 2020 election put an intense spotlight on voting machines as supporters of former President Donald Trump claimed victory was stolen from him
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Warrants served to Texas Democrats, but holdout continues

Texas Republicans are ratcheting up efforts to end a 31-day standoff with Democrats over new voting measures
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