In Florida Recount, Sloppy Signatures Placed Thousands of Ballots in Limbo

by - November 15, 2018

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — The nuns at Zina Rodriguez’s Catholic school in the Bronx thwacked her knuckles to punish sloppy handwriting, so she was shocked when her mail-in ballot in Florida was rejected because her signature did not match the one on record with elections officials. Ms.
Source: In Florida Recount, Sloppy Signatures Placed Thousands of Ballots in Limbo

California’s 2018 Vote: Limited Drama, Plenty of Uncounted Votes, And Lots of Needed Repairs

by - November 14, 2018

Not that California elections are predictable, but most every cycle over the past twenty years has played out as follows: 8:00 p.m.: Polls close. 8:01 p.m.: Democrats uncork the champagne. 8:01:30 p.m.: Republicans surf Zillow for property in Nevada.
Source: California’s 2018 Vote: Limited Drama, Plenty of Uncounted Votes, And Lots of Needed Repairs

Florida tried to fix its elections after 2000. Why are today’s recounts so messy?

by - November 14, 2018

After the presidential recount in 2000 that helped launch the nickname “Flori-duh” into the nation’s vernacular, state lawmakers passed a sweeping set of election reforms. The butterfly ballot? Gone. Hanging chads? Banished.
Source: Florida tried to fix its elections after 2000. Why are today’s recounts so messy?

Why we’re still waiting for election results from Florida and Georgia — and why newly counted ballots favor Democrats

by - November 14, 2018

It’s been a week since Election Day, and we’re still awaiting results from Florida and Georgia, where nationally prominent races are too close to call. Since Election Day, an additional 50,000 votes have been counted in Florida, narrowing the lead for Republican Gov.
Source: Why we’re still waiting for election results from Florida and Georgia — and why newly counted ballots favor Democrats

Federal prosecutors reviewing altered election documents tied to Florida Democrats

by - November 14, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of State last week asked federal prosecutors to investigate dates that were changed on official state election documents, the first voting “irregularities” it has flagged in the wake of the 2018 elections.
Source: Federal prosecutors reviewing altered election documents tied to Florida Democrats

U.S. Supreme Court to take up Virginia redistricting case on racial gerrymandering

by - November 13, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court will take up the issue of redistricting in Virginia, agreeing to hear an appeal filed by Republican legislators of a lower court’s ruling that 11 House of Delegates districts must be redrawn to correct racial gerrymandering.
Source: U.S. Supreme Court to take up Virginia redistricting case on racial gerrymandering