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Georgia Republicans Want to Pass Law Requiring Photo ID for Mail-In Ballots Following 2020 Election Results

Although there is no evidence to suggest fraudulent activity occurred in Georgia during November’s election, the state’s top Republican leaders have voiced their support for additional criteria necessary to cast ballots by mail in future races.



a man wearing a suit and tie: Despite an absence of evidence to suggest fraud or misconduct impacted Georgia's election results, the state's top Republican officials have publicly shown support for reforming absentee ballot requirements amid allegations from Donald Trump's campaign. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp speaks at a press conference announcing expanded statewide COVID testing on August 10, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.


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Despite an absence of evidence to suggest fraud or misconduct impacted Georgia’s election results, the state’s top Republican officials have publicly shown support for reforming absentee ballot requirements amid allegations from Donald Trump’s campaign. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp speaks at a press conference announcing expanded statewide COVID testing on August 10, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, both Republicans, separately vouched for new policies that would require absentee voters to submit photo identification alongside their mail ballots in remarks delivered last month, when the state certified its election results for Joe Biden.

Raffensperger, who has pushed back fiercely against Donald Trump’s unproven

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More Than 3 Million NYC Voters Cast Ballots In 2020 Election, With A Record-Breaking 22% Relying On Absentee Ballots

The New York City Board of Elections officially certified the results of the November general election on Tuesday with more than 3 million votes counted in the race for president and vice president, expanding the margin of victory by four points for Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris from the unofficial results on Election Day. 

While more ballots were cast this year than in the last two presidential contests, when voters and election officials had no public health emergency to contend with, the percent of turnout remained roughly the same at 55% of registered voters. 

The final tally included votes cast during early voting and in-person on Election Day, as well as a record-breaking 662,314 absentee ballots, made more readily available because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While absentee ballots accounted for just 4% of the total vote four years ago, this year they made up nearly a quarter of all

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Record numbers of ballots cast in Washington but failed candidate questions results

OLYMPIA – Washington certified its 2020 election Tuesday with some 750,000  more ballots cast and counted than ever before, and a turnout just a shade under the record set in 2008.

Some 4.1 million residents cast a ballot, for a turnout by registered voters of 84.14%. Twelve years ago, the turnout was 84.6%, although less than 3.1 million residents voted. The state population and its voter rolls have grown that much in just over a decade.

Despite a pandemic, the first presidential election, with same-day voter registration and cyber security experts warning of possible hacking, the election ran relatively smoothly in the state’s 39 counties, Secretary of State Kim Wyman said. 

“It’s a proud moment for Washington,” she said.

Failed Republican gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp and his campaign have raised allegations of corruption on social media platforms, questioning if the ballots of people who died before the election were marked

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Trump Campaign to File Lawsuit in Wisconsin, Claiming 220,000 Absentee Ballots Illegally Cast

The Trump campaign is set to file a lawsuit Tuesday morning in Wisconsin’s Supreme Court alleging that abuse of absentee voting affected 220,000 ballots in the battleground state that President-elect Joe Biden won.



a man wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump listens to administration officials in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., November 20, 2020.


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President Donald Trump listens to administration officials in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., November 20, 2020.

The campaign makes several claims of election officials intentionally breaking the law, resulting in illegal votes being cast and counted. According to the lawsuit, Wisconsin Election Commission officials as well as the city clerks of Milwaukee and Madison “willfully disregarded the current statute and made conscious efforts to circumvent Wisconsin election law,” causing a substantial number of votes to be counted that were cast “well outside of the bounds of Wisconsin law.”

One such instance involves election officials accepting ballots without the required absentee ballot request forms on file, as

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Trump campaign to file Wisconsin lawsuit, claiming ‘abuse’ of absentee voting affected 220K ballots

EXCLUSIVE: The Trump campaign is filing a lawsuit to the Wisconsin Supreme Court Tuesday — alleging abuse around the process of absentee voting in the state, which they say affected approximately 220,000 ballots.

The lawsuit is expected to be filed Tuesday morning and comes after Wisconsin completed its partial recount — which maintained that Joe Biden won the presidential race in the state — and after Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers formally certified Biden’s victory Monday night.

The Trump campaign’s Wisconsin legal team, led by former Wisconsin Circuit Court Judge Jim Troupis, told Fox News that while the recount in the state did not flip in President Trump’s favor, it gave the campaign the “unique ability” to examine ballots.

“Exposing exactly how the election processes were abused in Wisconsin holds enormous value for this election beyond a victory for President Trump, but the fact is, our state’s electoral votes likely won’t

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As runoff nears, here’s a look at the explosion of mail-in ballots in 2020: ‘The system works’ | Elections

Charlene Menard, the registrar of voters in Lafayette Parish, got an email during the presidential election from a woman who wanted to know if her grandmother’s vote had been counted.

After checking the records, Menard wrote back to inform the caller that no, the vote wasn’t tallied. Her grandmother had been dead since 2005. “I think it was just somebody trying to see if someone voted in her place,” Menard said. 

Across Louisiana, voters chose to cast their ballots by mail in the Nov. 3 election at unheard-of rates. In all, 167,416 people voted by mail in Louisiana. That shattered the previous record of just over 63,000, set in 2016, even though state officials did only a modest expansion of mail voting during the pandemic.

Early voting is underway for the Dec. 5 runoff election to choose between candidates who did not win outright on Nov. 3.

After two days

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Georgia election officials to give update on hand recount of ballots cast in presidential race

ATLANTA (NewsNation Now) — A Georgia election official said Tuesday morning that the hand tally of ballots cast in the presidential race would be complete by Wednesday evening.

“We feel like we’re on a good path,” said Gabriel Sterling with Georgia’s Secretary of State Office. “The audit is on pace.”

Sterling said the by-hand recount is so the state can move to certify its election results. Once certified, the losing campaign can request a recount, which would be done using scanners that read and tally the votes. The AP has not declared a winner in Georgia, where Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by 0.3 percentage points.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger did not attend Tuesday morning’s news conference. Trump and his allies have criticized Raffensperger, saying that mismanagement and fraud tainted the state’s presidential election.

Over the weekend, Trump posted on social

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788K absentee ballots requested ahead of Georgia runoff elections

A record 788,535 people have requested ballots ahead of the two run-off elections on Jan. 5 that will decide control of the US Senate, Georgia’s secretary of state’s office tells The Post.

The figure, the latest number as of Tuesday morning, amounts to nearly three times the number of ballots requested during the 2018 midterms, when just under 285,000 votes were cast by absentee.

On Monday, Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and the state Election Board voted to extend the use of 24/7 ballot drop boxes for use during the run-offs. The boxes were set to expire in late December.

All eyes have focused on two Senate battles in Georgia, both with GOP incumbents. The current balance of the Senate is 50 Republicans and 48 Democrats, meaning that whichever way these two seats go will decide which party controls the upper chamber of Congress.

If Democrats were to win

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Lindsey Graham pressured Georgia’s secretary of state about legally cast ballots, report says

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Monday that U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham asked him whether he had the power to reject certain absentee ballots, a question he interpreted as a suggestion to toss out legally cast votes.

Raffensperger made the comments to The Washington Post, saying he’s faced rising pressure from fellow Republicans who want to see Democrat Joe Biden’s narrow lead in the state reversed. Nearly 5 million votes were cast in the presidential election in Georgia, and Biden was leading President Donald Trump by about 14,000 votes.

Raffensperger’s comments came as election officials across the state were working to complete a hand recount of votes in the presidential race.

When Georgia voters return an absentee ballot, they have to sign an oath on an outer envelope. County election office workers are required to ensure the signature matches the one on the absentee ballot application

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A group of Pennsylvania Republicans are suing to try to invalidate millions of mail-in ballots and stop the state from certifying the election results



Donald Trump standing in front of a crowd: President Donald Trump and Congressman Mike Kelly (R-Pennsylvania) embrace at an election rally in Erie. Noah Riffe/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images


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President Donald Trump and Congressman Mike Kelly (R-Pennsylvania) embrace at an election rally in Erie. Noah Riffe/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

  • A group of Pennsylvania Republicans are seeking to toss out a GOP-backed voting reform bill that passed in October 2019.
  • Their lawsuit seeks to invalidate millions of mail-in ballots cast in the 2020 presidential election.
  • The lawsuit, filed in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, alleges that Act 77, which allowed for no excuse mail-in voting, should be deemed “unconstitutional.”
  • Some 2.6 million voters in Pennsylvania cast mail-in ballots in the 2020 election.
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A group of Pennsylvania Republicans, led by US Representative Mike Kelly and 2020 congressional candidate Sean Parnell, are suing Gov. Tom Wolf, the GOP-controlled General Assembly, and Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, seeking to toss out a major voting reform bill that passed

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