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‘I just don’t trust the system any more’: Voters on edge as election nears

BY: and - October 5, 2020

WASHINGTON — Widespread anxiety and confusion around voting, compounded by the pandemic that has spread to millions of Americans, including President Donald Trump. A vastly underfunded and decentralized electoral system that could take days and possibly weeks to certify results.  Attempts to suppress voting, interfere with elections and cast doubt on the integrity of mail-in […]

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Early Voting sign in Minnesota

Voters aren’t used to voting this way. Here’s how to help them.

BY: - September 22, 2020

A version of this article originally appeared in the Behavioral Scientist, a magazine that examines the world through the science of human behavior. With COVID-19 scrambling the traditional fixtures of voting in jurisdictions across the United States, millions of voters will be participating in the 2020 election in ways that will be new and unusual […]

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Some states won’t start counting votes until election night, including Minnesota

BY: - September 21, 2020

The country is ready for this presidential election to be over, but when it’s over it may not actually be over.  We’re used to getting results and learning the winner on Election Day, which this year is Nov. 3. But with so many people voting by mail this year due to the pandemic, counting the […]

Early voting in Minnesota spiked before Super Tuesday

BY: - March 2, 2020

Early voting in Minnesota spiked in the week before the 2020 presidential primary, with nearly 30,000 voters casting ballots between Feb. 21 and Feb. 28, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State. Almost as many ballots were cast that week as in the previous five weeks since Jan. 17, when absentee voting began in Minnesota. […]