With Election Day more than two weeks behind us, there’s new attention being given to how Democrats on the federal, state, and local level will make good on their promise to the many Black Americans who showed up to vote this year.
With a handful of exceptions, all of Georgia’s 159 counties completed a monumental hand tally of the state’s 5 million presidential ballots with little variation from the original numbers. Many counties say credit is due to county election workers.
North Carolina will see a recount this election, in the state’s race for Supreme Court Chief Justice. Only a few hundred votes separate the two candidates. It will take county election boards until Nov. 25 to finish the recount.
By Madeline Halpert, Mansur Shaheen, Bridge Michigan Nov 19, 2020
Canvassing boards are thrust into the national spotlight after two Wayne County Republicans try to change their certification. County officials say they now need to do a better job investigating applicants before they are appointed to posts.
Two weeks after the polls closed in North Carolina and nearly 4 million people voted in person during the COVID-19 pandemic, state health officials have some good news: There appear to be no clusters of the virus associated with voting in person.
According to national exit polls, 92% of Black voters in Pennsylvania voted for Joe Biden. That’s compared to 42% of white voters and 69% of Latino voters in the state who voted for the President-elect.
By Jonathan Oosting, Madeline Halpert, Bridge Michigan Nov 18, 2020
Now that Wayne County has certified its election, activists want the state Board of Canvassers to refuse to certify the state’s election and allow lawmakers to award Michigan’s electors to Trump. It’s a long shot and may be illegal.
By Louis Aguilar and Bisma Parvez , Bridge Detroit Nov 18, 2020
At a meeting of more than five hours, where the Wayne County Board of Canvassers was expected to certify election results, Detroit and Wayne County residents shamed two Michigan Republicans into reversing course on an earlier refusal.
By Madeline Halpert, Jonathan Oosting, Bridge Michigan Nov 17, 2020
Along party lines, board deadlocks in Michigan’s largest, most Democratic county. GOP members cited concerns that some precincts are ‘out of balance, drawing a swift rebuke from Democrats. It’s now up to the state to certify results.
State elections officials said they’re taking another look at allegations that a campaign worker in Anson County broke the rules of voter assistance and walked into the polling site at the elections office, assisting some voters with their ballots.
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