voting rights

Iowa Governor Reynolds announces new voting rights application for felons

DES MOINES, IOWA (STL.NEWS)– Today at her weekly press conference, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced a new application for felons to have their voting rights restored.  The governor also reiterated her support for a constitutional amendment to permanently restore the voting rights of felons who have completed their sentence. The new application can be viewed online here. … Continue reading Iowa Governor Reynolds announces new voting rights application for felons

WASHINGTON | Ohio Democrat says she won’t challenge Pelosi for speaker

WASHINGTON  — Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge, the top potential rival to Nancy Pelosi for House speaker, dropped out of the running Tuesday, delivering a blow to efforts to topple the California Democrat. Fudge announced her decision just as Pelosi said she was naming the Ohio congresswoman as incoming chair of a newly revived elections subcommittee … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ohio Democrat says she won’t challenge Pelosi for speaker

ATLANTA | In Georgia, online voting system problems alleged

ATLANTA — Georgia’s online voter database morphed into a last-minute curveball in one of the nation’s hottest governor’s races, with Republican nominee Brian Kemp making a hacking allegation against Democrats just as reports emerged of a gaping vulnerability in a system that Kemp controls as secretary of state. Kemp’s office did not detail any Democratic … Continue reading ATLANTA | In Georgia, online voting system problems alleged

Florida news: U.S. Attorney Fajardo Orshan Encourages the Public to Report Election Fraud and Voting Rights Abuses

Florida  – U.S. Attorney Ariana Fajardo Orshan announced today that Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) Harry Wallace will lead the efforts of U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 6, 2018, general elections. AUSA Wallace has been appointed to serve … Continue reading Florida news: U.S. Attorney Fajardo Orshan Encourages the Public to Report Election Fraud and Voting Rights Abuses

Mississippi News: U.S. Attorneys in Mississippi Stand Ready to Protect Voting Rights on Election Day

Mississippi – United States Attorneys Mike Hurst of the Southern District of Mississippi and William C. Lamar of the Northern District of Mississippi announced today that they have appointed District Election Officers (“DEO”) in their respective Districts to be responsible for overseeing the handling of complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses in Mississippi … Continue reading Mississippi News: U.S. Attorneys in Mississippi Stand Ready to Protect Voting Rights on Election Day

Louisiana News: LAKE CHARLES, U.S. Attorney David Joseph implements November 6th Election Day program to prevent fraud and protect voting rights

SHREVEPORT, LAFAYETTE, MONROE, ALEXANDRIA, LAKE CHARLES, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced today that First Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander Van Hook and Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen King will lead his office’s Election Day monitoring as part of a greater Department of Justice program to monitor voting rights abuses and election fraud across … Continue reading Louisiana News: LAKE CHARLES, U.S. Attorney David Joseph implements November 6th Election Day program to prevent fraud and protect voting rights

FRANKFURT, Germany | Court rules for investors in Volkswagen diesel suit

FRANKFURT, Germany  — A court in Stuttgart, Germany has ruled that Volkswagen‘s parent company must pay 47 million euros ($54 million) in damages to investors for not making a timely disclosure of its scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests. The dpa news agency reported that the court announced the verdict Wednesday … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | Court rules for investors in Volkswagen diesel suit

WASHINGTON | Michelle Obama announces week of action to sign up voters

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama is marking the 53rd anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by urging Americans to participate in a week of action to get people signed up to vote. The former first lady, a co-chairwoman of a nonpartisan organization to encourage voting, announced Monday that the When We All Vote Week of Action … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Michelle Obama announces week of action to sign up voters

Governor Cuomo Issues First Group of Conditional Pardons Restoring the Right to Vote to New Yorkers on Parole

More Than 24,000 Individuals Included in First Group of Conditional Pardons Restores the Right to Vote for Individuals Released from Prison and Living Successfully Under Community Supervision Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that he has issued the first set of conditional pardons restoring the right to vote to 24,086 people under community supervision in … Continue reading Governor Cuomo Issues First Group of Conditional Pardons Restoring the Right to Vote to New Yorkers on Parole

The Latest: Jailed Catalan politicians seek voting rights

BARCELONA, Spain/January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Three jailed Catalan politicians are seeking permission from Catalonia’s new regional parliament to allow them to vote through delegated colleagues so as to maintain a pro-independence bloc’s slim majority in the chamber. The three are Catalan former vice president … Continue reading The Latest: Jailed Catalan politicians seek voting rights