Eli Rosenberg, The Washington Post Published 7:02 am PST, Saturday, February 9, 2019 FILE PHOTO: The entrance to a polling place. FILE PHOTO: The entrance to a polling place. Photo: Jessica McGowan / Getty Images Photo: Jessica McGowan / Getty Images Image 1 of / 28 Caption Close Image 1 of 28 FILE PHOTO: The entrance to a polling place. FILE PHOTO: The entrance to a polling place. Photo: Jessica McGowan / Getty Images A grandma helped her boyfriend register to vote. She was just sentenced to prison for it. 1 / 28 Back to Gallery A 66-year-old woman from North Carolina was sentenced to two months in prison this week for encouraging her boyfriend to vote and helping him fill out his … [Read more...] about A grandma helped her boyfriend register to vote. She was just sentenced to prison for it.
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Christina A. Cassidy and Colleen Long Associated Press Published 4:23 PM EST Nov 6, 2018 Atlanta – Problem signs that arose during weeks of early voting carried into Election Day as some voters across the country faced hours-long lines, malfunctioning voting equipment and unexpectedly closed polling places. Some of the biggest backups were in Georgia, where the governor’s race was among the nation’s most-watched midterm contests and was generating heavy turnout. One voter in Gwinnett County, Ontaria Woods, waited more than three hours and said she saw about two dozen people who had come to vote leave because of the lines. “We’ve been trying to tell them to wait, but people have children. People are getting hungry. People are tired,” Woods said. The good government group Common Cause blamed high turnout combined with too few voting machines, ballots and workers. Fulton County elections director Richard Barron acknowledged that some precincts … [Read more...] about Long lines, machine breakdowns mar vote on Election Day
Amy Gardner, The Washington Post Published 6:54 pm PST, Monday, November 5, 2018 President Donald JTrump stops to talk to reporters and members of the media as he walks from the Oval Office on Oct. 26, 2018 in Washington. President Donald JTrump stops to talk to reporters and members of the media as he walks from the Oval Office on Oct. 26, 2018 in Washington. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford It’s midterm election season, and there’s a lot to keep track of. Here’s what you need to know. It’s midterm election season, and there’s a lot to keep track of. Here’s what you need to know. Photo: Andy Clement / Getty Images The House and the Senate will be determined in midterms on November 6, 2018. A red or blue Congress could turn the tides on a number of national issues. The House and the Senate … [Read more...] about Without evidence, Trump and Sessions warn of voter fraud in Tuesday’s elections
Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press Updated 10:56 am PST, Sunday, November 4, 2018 FILE - This combination of March 8, 2018 file photos shows California gubernatorial candidates, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, a Democrat and John Cox, a Republican, in Sacramento, Calif. The candidates oppose each other on a variety of issues including health care, immigration and gasoline taxes. less FILE - This combination of March 8, 2018 file photos shows California gubernatorial candidates, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, a Democrat and John Cox, a Republican, in Sacramento, Calif. The candidates oppose ... more Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, AP FILE -- In this Dec. 2, 2015 file photo Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Democratic candidate for governor, meets with more than 1,000 registered nurses from California and cross the nation in Los Angeles. Newsom backed a California Nurses Association proposal to eliminate insurance companies … [Read more...] about Gas tax, Trump, housing drive race for California governor
Area voters will head to the polls on Tuesday for a midterm election that could see the balance of power shift toward the left in the U.S. Congress.Pennsylvania, and specifically the suburbs of Philadelphia, will play an important role in the future makeup of the Congress, with several races key to the Democrats' effort to flip the U.S. House. Nationwide, Democrats need a net gain of 23 seats to retake the majority.Suburban women voters, who oppose President Donald Trump in large numbers according to polls, are considered the key voting bloc in the midterms.One thing is for sure: Philly-area voters will be sending a congresswoman (from District 5) and perhaps a second as well (from District 4) to Washington to break up the current all-male congressional delegation from Pennsylvania.RELATED STORY: Pennsylvania Supreme Court unveils new congressional mapThere are other big races in the state, including for governor, and a multitude of contested seats in the state … [Read more...] about 2018 Pennsylvania general election: What you need to know