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Wisconsin appeals court puts voter rolls purge on hold

A Wisconsin appeals court on Tuesday put on hold an order to immediately remove up to 209,000 names from the state’s voter registration rolls, handing Democrats who had fought the move a victory in the battleground state.

2020 Democratic race is wide open in Iowa as caucuses near

Presidential candidates have swarmed Iowa’s rolling landscape for more than a year, making their pitch to potential supporters on campuses, county fairgrounds and in high school gymnasiums. But three weeks before the caucuses usher in the Democratic contest, the battle for the state is wide open.

Wisconsin judge orders up to 209K voter names be deleted

A Wisconsin judge on Monday found the state’s bipartisan elections commission to be in contempt and ordered it to immediately begin removing up to 209,000 names from the state’s voter rolls or face fines for each day it doesn’t.

Spiritual guru Marianne Williamson ends 2020 White House bid

Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson, the spiritual guru and bestselling author, ended her campaign on Friday, weeks before voting begins, saying she did not want to make it tougher for a progressive to win.

Trump heading to Ohio for 1st campaign rally of 2020

President Donald Trump heads into his first campaign rally of the election year flush with cash, chafing at impeachment and hoping to capitalize on his order to take out Iran’s top general.

Group calls for quorum at FEC

A bipartisan group of campaign finance lawyers on Monday urged the White House and congressional leaders to “work together and immediately” to restore a voting quorum on the Federal Election Commission, which cannot monitor compliance with election laws even as presidential primaries begin in a month. The agency tasked with regulating federal campaign finance laws has long faced ideological divisions and polarization. But it lost its ability to do its official job after the August 2019 resignation of a commissioner left it to operate for the first time in 11 years without its necessary four-person quorum.

Video edited to suggest Biden made racist remark

A video clip that shows Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden saying, “Our culture is not imported from some African nation or some Asian nation,” is being taken out of context and posted on social media to suggest he is racist. One tweet featuring the edited video clip with the false claim has been viewed more than a million times

Conservatives seek immediate purge of 200,000 voters in Wisconsin

A conservative law firm on Thursday asked a judge to find the Wisconsin Elections Commission in contempt and impose $12,000 a day in fines until it immediately purges more than 200,000 voters from the rolls, a move Democrats are fighting in the key battleground state.