An investigation by The Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting finds that about two percent of early voting or provisional ballots in the state were rejected. Read more.
Talking Points Memo reports that a Pennsylvania bill to change the state’s electoral college vote from winner-takes-all to proportional is still making its way through the state legislature. Read more.
The New York Times reports on the Supreme Court challenge against Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act brought by Shelby County, Alabama. Read more.
The Washington Post reports that 102-year-old Desiline Victor, who cast her vote after waiting for hours and having to return to the polling station, will be a guest of Michelle Obama at the State of the Union address. Read more.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that Ken Detzner, Florida secretary of state and Governor Rick Scott’s elections adviser, “urged legislators on Monday to return to 14 days of early voting in Florida and to add locations to avoid repeating the chaos that plagued voting in 2012.” Read more.
The Huffington Post reports on efforts to reduce long lines at the polling place, including a call to update the voting registration system and increases to early in-person voting. Read more.
The Atlantic Wire reports that James O’Keefe, whose sting video of a Virgina representative’s son apparently providing advice on how to commit voter fraud, is not cooperating with police in their investigation. Read more.
Politico reports that former Secretary of State Colin Powell continues to criticize the GOP for attempts to reduce the vote and moving to the right while the country is “moving more toward the center.” Read more.
The Orlando Sentinel reports on an analysis by Ohio State University professor Theodore Allen which suggests that more 200,000 voters grew frustrated with long lines and did not cast their votes. Read more.
The Washington Post reports the Virginia State Senate has “approved a bill Monday allowing Virginians age 65 and older to vote by absentee ballot without having to provide an excuse.” Read more.