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House Passes Sweeping Voting Rights Bill Over GOP Opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats passed sweeping voting and ethics legislation Wednesday over unanimous Republican opposition, advancing to the Senate what would be the largest overhaul of the U.S. election law in at least a generation. House Resolution 1, which touches on virtually every aspect of the electoral process, was approved on a near party-line…

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Fearing Election Unrest, U.S. Businesses are Getting Ready

NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) — Judging by the plywood, it’s shaping up to be an Election Day like no other. In downtown Washington, the sounds of hammers and power tools echoed through the streets Monday as workers boarded up dozens of businesses. In New York City, businesses from Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square to…

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Federal Judge Extends Virginia Voter Registration Deadline

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has extended the deadline for registering to vote in Virginia by 48 hours after the state’s online voter registration system went down because of an accidentally severed cable. Wednesday’s order by U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney, Jr. in Richmond is an effort to make up for several…

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