What’s the effect of the Dec 8 safe harbor for election results?

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/dec/08/us-election-2020-safe-harbor-deadline-congress-republicans The US election's 'safe harbor' deadline is here. What does that mean for Biden? If states have resolved disputes, their electoral votes now qualify as ‘conclusive’ – but Republicans could still shake voter confidence The ‘safe harbor’ deadline is intended as a safeguard to that Congress cannot overturn election results. Photograph: Bryan Dozier/Rex/ShutterstockThe fight to … Continue reading What’s the effect of the Dec 8 safe harbor for election results?

Black Lives Matter having an impact on willingness to examine Jim Crow laws

Personally, I don't believe that the Supreme Court would have been willing to consider the intended effect of non-unanimous juries in southern states without the Black Lives Matter movement. I believe that everyone is just a bit more aware of how blacks are treated differently in large and small ways that impact their lives differently … Continue reading Black Lives Matter having an impact on willingness to examine Jim Crow laws

What happens if a President-Elect dies before taking office?

After electing the man who will be the oldest man to take office as President, it's only reasonable to be concerned about his health. Altho we are very fortunate that Kamala Harris is very well-qualified to step in https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/kamala-harris-woman-vp/2020/10/29/2764734c-188c-11eb-82db-60b15c874105_story.html the procedure by which that replacement would be picked differs depending on when that death occured. … Continue reading What happens if a President-Elect dies before taking office?

A list of changes we can expect immediately after President Biden inaugurated

Trump made many of his changes by executive order rather than using legislation. It made fact action possible, but the same rapidity will be used to reverse many of those actions according to the extension discussion below. https://apple.news/ASVbg_DtFTt-b2a3yUbEcyg Biden plans immediate flurry of executive orders to reverse Trump policies President-elect Joe Biden is planning to … Continue reading A list of changes we can expect immediately after President Biden inaugurated

NPR: how mailed in ballots will be handled in six key states

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/31/929628299/with-deluge-of-mail-ballots-heres-when-to-expect-election-results-in-6-key-state?ft=nprml&f=1001 With Deluge Of Mail Ballots, Here's When To Expect Election Results In 6 Key States October 31, 20207:00 AM ET Sam Gringlas Election workers sort ballots at the Maricopa County Recorder's Office in Phoenix. Mail-in ballots in Arizona are already being counted. Matt York/AP For months now, election officials have cautioned that the winner … Continue reading NPR: how mailed in ballots will be handled in six key states

When will we know whether it’s Biden or Trump? Watch these states

https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-11-01/vote-counting-absentee-ballot-rules-battleground-states? When will you know if Biden or Trump wins? Look to these battleground states By Arit JohnStaff Writer  Nov. 1, 202010:49 AM A record number of Americans — more than 59 million — have returned absentee ballots for the general election, after states expanded mail voting in an attempt to reduce the spread of the … Continue reading When will we know whether it’s Biden or Trump? Watch these states

Op-ed by Thomas Friedman about how Trump has changed the United States and the world

I'll be posting three articles tomorrow that contain facts to help you follow the election results. This post presents an opinion piece — something I generally avoid. But I agree with so much of what Friedman has to say about my country and its future, that I had to spread his viewpoint. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/30/opinion/trump-america-world.html?

Even successful women paying huge price during this pandemic

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/20/924566058/even-the-most-successful-women-are-sidelining-careers-for-family-in-pandemic?ft=nprml&f=1001 Even The Most Successful Women Pay A Big Price In Pandemic October 20, 20205:07 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered Andrea Hsu Twitter Joyce Chen, an associate professor of development economics at Ohio State University, has had to put her research on hold this year to oversee her children's virtual schooling. Chen is … Continue reading Even successful women paying huge price during this pandemic

Key point hidden in Cuomo’s daily update — Board of Elections will have drop-off boxes

https://smartnews.link/w/ZQFh Extract from article: Meanwhile, the governor also announced COVID-19 safety plans for voting, saying absentee ballots can be returned to drop boxes at 300+ Board of Election sites statewide. Many New Yorkers are on board. “You need to be able to allow absentee voting,” one person said. “Older people or people with conditions, why would they … Continue reading Key point hidden in Cuomo’s daily update — Board of Elections will have drop-off boxes