Commissioners in Sandusky, Ohio, have voted to make Election Day a city holiday, in place of Columbus Day. Sandusky resident Moses Croom is seen here voting at a polling station at a local library in November 2008.
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In mentioning voting in her Democratic response to the State of the Union, Stacey Abrams (pictured on election night in 2018) voiced what was already becoming increasingly clear: Elections will be a key part of Democratic messaging in the coming years.
Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., speaks during a news conference to unveil House Democrats' anti-corruption bill, the For the People Act, at the U.S. Capitol on Friday.
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U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, has filed a lawsuit to overturn Maine's ranked-choice voting system. Votes are still being counted in Poliquin's race, but it's possible he will lose a recount under the recently approved system.
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Rep. Bruce Poliquin's lawsuit claims the state's ranked-choice voting law violates the U.S. Constitution because the candidate who gets the most votes may not ultimately be declared the winner.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. holds a news conference following the 2018 midterm elections on Nov. 7, 2018. Pelosi expects to lead the House Democrats and plans an agenda focused on promoting campaign finance reform, an expansion of voting rights and overhauling political redistricting.
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People wait in line to vote at a polling place on the first day of early voting on Oct. 22 in Houston. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been aggressively prosecuting people for voting violations, which critics argue is designed to intimidate non-white voters.
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This June, instructions were posted at an early voting precinct in Bismarck, N.D. In that primary election, tribal IDs that did not show residential addresses were accepted as voter ID. But those same IDs will not be accepted in the general election.
Charnisha Thomas signs in during the Louisiana presidential primary in 2008. In a new poll released Monday, African-American voters say they wait in longer lines and travel farther to get to polling places than white voters.
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Fears about how Russian hackers affected the 2016 election seem to have led a number of Americans to expect a foreign country to affect vote tallies in the midterms. There's no evidence such an attack has ever occurred previously.
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