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.
The Palm Beach Post reports that Florida Governor Rick Scott has proposed to increase the number of early voting days and to limit the length of descriptions of constitutional amendments on the ballot. Read more.
Salon reports that the “Supreme Court has turned down an effort by the Republican National Committee to end a 30-year-old court order aimed at preventing intimidation of minority voters.” Read more.
Politico reports that many states where controversial voter ID legislation was blocked before the national election are set to reintroduce bills. If Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is overturned by the Supreme Court, those bills may become law. Read more.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that election supervisors in Florida are making recommendations to the state legislature to help avoid long lines in the future. Read more.
Slate reports on what could happen if the Supreme Court strikes down Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act when it hears a case from Alabama next month. Read more.