News21 has added an article about efforts to purge ineligible voters from the rolls in battleground states leading to allegations that eligible voters are receiving notifications about having to verify their citizenship. Read more.
Cronkite News reports that Arizona felons are not allowed to vote until restitution has been paid in full. Read more.
Cronkite News reports that election experts say the “real potential for fraud and mistakes” lies with mail-in ballots. Read more.
The Washington Post reports both parties have elections lawyers ready to file litigation before and during election day. Read more.
An op-ed piece in The State Press argues that most Americans are in support of voter ID laws and that media focus on the potential disenfranchisement caused by those laws is in and of itself causing disillusionment. Read more.
A Slate opinion piece makes the case that the Supreme Court’s decision in Bush v. Gore, the 2000 case that ended vote recounting in Florida, may help Obama win in Ohio. Read more.
Early voting has begun in Florida. The Tampa Bay Times reports long lines. Read more.
Slate.com reports on how Florida pastors are working to get out votes in reaction to what they see as Republican voter suppression efforts. Read more.
Politico reports that after a series of court decisions that have postponed or struck down strict voting rights laws, they will have less of an impact on the coming election than previously believed. Read more.
Diane Rehm and guest Jane Mayer, staff writer at The New Yorker, discuss efforts to protect against voter ID fraud and whether they solve a real problem. Mayer references the News21 Who Can Vote? project. Read more.