Voter intimidation: It happens in America also
- Author: Marjorie Miles Nov 12, 2016,
Nov 12, 2016, 7:07
"This time we will vote again with so many votes they can't take them away", Jackson said.
Kim Alexander, president of the California Voter Foundation, said she fielded calls from people who lost their absentee ballots or wondered whether they could cast a vote in a different county because they weren't going to be in their home county.
Florida voters are deciding whether Republican Sen.
Bush won the state easily four years later, but President Barack Obama carried the state during the last two elections. Trump does much better with white voters, who increased their share by 22% this election.
Absent on Tuesday were reports of the kind of hostile political displays, vandalism and violence that have cropped up regularly throughout the campaign.
But isolated reports of voter intimidation and harassment flooded the voter complaint hotline run by a coalition of civil rights groups throughout the day.
They plan to deploy at polling places to watch for signs of voter intimidation and other roadblocks to free voting. All of this comes as this year's presidential election is the first in half a century to take place without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act. A group of students in the state were told their votes would not count because their college dormitory was considered a hotel. In 2012, Romney hit Election Day down 447,000 votes, based on early ballots. The Oklahoma State Election Board suggests that you can save time by voting during "off-peak" hours, which usually are between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sixteen years after a chaotic ballot recount decided the presidency, voters in the Sunshine State may once again be pivotal in deciding the outcome of this year's US election.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads her Republican rival Donald Trump by 2.5 points, according to the Real Clear Politics average of most state and national polls.
Officials in Durham County, North Carolina, figured voters could come in, have their names checked against an electronic version of a voter registry, get their ballots, vote and be on their way. Another local paper, the Belleville News-Democrat, quoted the Madison County state's attorney as saying Cook will lose her job as an election judge.
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Problems cropped up Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and elsewhere - key battleground states that could decide whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump wins the presidency.
Many people didn't vote on Election Day - but not for lack of trying.
In an interview on Fox News, Trump would not say whether he would accept the outcome.
Voters also said they encountered problems with malfunctioning voting machines, highlighting issues with the aging infrastructure. Add all of this together and it's no wonder black turnout is lower-particularly when it comes to early voting.
The machines can record votes incorrectly if they are not calibrated properly, a problem that is magnified as the screens degrade with age.
Answer: Yes. You may choose which races you want to vote for on your ballot.
Cybersecurity experts said because of the nation's decentralized voting system, with people casting ballots in 9,000 jurisdictions and more than 185,000 precincts, it would be hard for a hacker to have any sizable effect on the vote.
From the numbers this year, we can see voters do like early voting reforms: There are long lines at the polls on Election Day, and early voting expands voters' options, especially when it comes to missing work or school.