Those who sought to register to vote on National Voter Registration Day in Louisiana through the state's online portal found a "scheduled maintenance" message.
The state failed to exclude the thousands of voters whose registration information is shielded from public records review.
The rule of law has prevailed in a key 11th Circuit Court of Appeals case pertaining to felon voting.
A Texas court blocked efforts to send applications for absentee ballots to all registered voters due to the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday, while similar legal attempts to limit mail-in voting have been made by the Trump campaign and Republican officials in multiple states.
A startling report published by the New York Post this past weekend should give pause to those who would downplay the problem of voter fraud.
The case outcome could affect up to 800,000 potential voters in a state that Trump only won by 113,000 votes in 2016.
For now, there must be assurances that no barriers are put in the way of voters who wish to cast their ballots by mail.
In 32 states, former felons often have to pay outstanding fines, fees or restitution before they can vote again.
Ohio's top election official announced Wednesday that the state will allow only one absentee ballot drop box per county for November's election. The state allows voters to request absentee ballots, which can be returned by mail or at drop boxes, without an excuse.
Mass mail-in voting presents far too many opportunities for fraud.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed an executive order restoring felons' right to vote.
If concern about voter fraud with mail-in ballots is delusional, it is a delusion that is shared by most of the world.
The late congressman, a beloved friend and inspiration to me, worked tirelessly to end voter suppression practices that are still being deployed today. We must take up the fight.
President Donald Trump issued a memorandum on Tuesday that would block undocumented migrants from being counted in the census for purposes of redrawing Congressional districts, but legal experts and advocates say it may not be feasible due to legal challenges and practical difficulties.
John Lewis played an integral part in the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene in a lower court ruling that could prevent hundreds of thousands of Florida felons from voting in November's presidential election, despite an overwhelming majority of voters in the state having approved a constitutional amendment allowing them to vote.
There are a myriad problems, including fraud, voter registration logistics, and ballot harvesting, with expanded mail voting.
"Voters are either extremely livid or voters are just leaving altogether—or both," state Representative Jasmine Clark told Newsweek.
Voter fraud is a genuine issue afflicting our constitutional republic, and we dismiss it as a concern at our own peril.
Despite "glaringly empty" evidence of voter fraud following his administration's investigation, Trump warned that "the Democrats are trying to rig the 2020 election."
"The pandemic really exposed the significant vulnerabilities with the country's reliance on in-person voting," one expert told Newsweek.
"The parties are good at using these things strategically and this year the new item turns out to be voting by mail," one election law expert told Newsweek.
"Hopefully some of these reforms won't be temporary ones but permanent ones that will last after this pandemic," said Aaron Scherb, director of legislative affairs at the nonpartisan government watchdog Common Cause.
Civil rights activists see danger in the choices being made between safety and liberty.
Andy Beshear has declared that he will restore the voting rights of thousands of felons when he signs an executive order on Thursday.
Republicans in the U.S. Senate blocked the latest attempt by Democrats to vote on a voting rights and election reform bill Wednesday.
The Kentucky Board of Elections must return names on a list of "inactive" voters to a master list, after a court ruling was issued in favor of the state's Democratic Party.
The City Council of Burlington, Vermont has passed a resolution that will allow non-citizens to vote in the city's elections.