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From: KCTV Kansas City
Kansas City early voting updates: Experts predict record election turnout
Already, 70 million votes have been cast. Thats half the total of the 2016 presidential election. Early votes continue adding up locally in the...
From: COURIER
Changed Your Mind? You Can Still Vote in Person Even if You Requested a Mail Ballot.
It's no longer safe to assume your ballot will arrive on time if you mail it. You can, however, still vote early or on Election Day....
From: NPR
How Voting Is Different This Year
Voting is different this year. NPR reporters break down what's changed, what voters need to look out for and some of the major legal issues still...
From: The Americano
Trump’s White House Officially Gives Up on Controlling the Pandemic
The White House Chief of Staff twice affirms that the administration has no plans to get the coronavirus pandemic under control as an outbreak grows...
From: FOX 4
Kansas City funeral home offering voters a ride to the polls this Election Day
Since 1996, Duane Harvey, a Kansas City funeral home director has spent his Election Day with a livelier crowd than hes used...
From: Shawnee Mission Post
A fear of the other party fuels culture war in Kansas' U.S. Senate race
The culture war issues that are polarizing national politics are also front and center in Kansas U.S....
From: Shawnee Mission Post
Young Kansans could prove to be a powerful voting bloc on Election Day
Kansas electoral landscape looks a lot different than it did four years ago, especially for the states youngest eligible voters, according to a...
From: KSHB
Despite concerns of shortages, Kansas City metro election boards see surge in poll workers
The 2020 presidential election is on pace to see high turnout across the Kansas City metro. Combine that with the need for more, larger polling...
From: COURIER
Middle-Class Americans Should Be Earning More, According to Biden. He Says His Tax Plan Will Help.
According to one study, the American middle class should be earning $42,000 more per worker. That’s a stark contrast to how tax breaks have helped the wealthiest Americans get even richer under Trump.
From: The Kansas City Star
Election facts vs. fiction: A road map for KC voters to spot disinformation in politics
Disinformation has become all too prevalent in our political campaigns, going viral online and leaving voters unsure what to believe. Join us for an informative discussion as we assess the impact that election disinformation is having on our politics.
From: COURIER
Trump's War On Federal Employee Protections Is Going to Hurt Black Workers
Trump's latest executive order targets thousands of federal employees. Nearly 20% of them are Black Americans....
From: The Copper Courier
How the Pandemic Changed the Way We Vote
Elections officials have devised multiple ways for voters to cast their ballots safely and securely this year....
From: COURIER
Trump Is Trying to Gut Yet Another Housing Rule That Fights Discrimination
The ACLU and other groups have filed suit against the federal government to stop the rule change from going into effect....
From: Floricua
Federal Court Rules Trump Cannot Exclude Undocumented Immigrants From Census
A court ruled the Trump administration acted unconstitutionally when it requested to gather census data on undocumented immigrants....
From: Lancaster Online
Voting in western Kansas county delayed by ballot misprint
LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) In-person absentee voting is scheduled to resume Thursday in one western Kansas county after being shut down for three days...
From: The Keystone
Obama Urges Voters to 'Build Back Better' With Biden
Former President Barack Obama said Joe Biden made him a better president "and he has the experience and character to make us a better country."...
From: The Copper Courier
The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Only Getting Worse
Hospitalizations are growing in 37 states as Dr. Anthony Fauci says United States is not yet "on the road" to ending the pandemic....
From: KSN-TV
Democrats lead in Kansas’ returned voting ballots, Secretary of State says
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) Record numbers of Kansans are advance voting this election season, and according to the Kansas Secretary of States office,...
From: KFDI
Kansas reports early numbers on advance voting
Around 483,000 advance ballots have been mailed in Kansas for the November 3rd general election, and over 31-thousand people have voted in person so...
From: KCUR
5 Things To Know About Casting Your Ballot In The Kansas Elections
From going to a polling place to mailing in your choices, a short rundown of what voting looks like in Kansas for the Nov. 3 election....
From: COURIER
All of the Times Republicans Have Refused to Help Americans During the Coronavirus Pandemic
While Pelosi and the Trump administration continue stimulus negotiations, Senate Republicans have so far refused to offer meaningful assistance to...
From: COURIER
Here's Every High-Profile Republican Who Has Endorsed Biden So Far
The list of Biden endorsers includes former Trump administration officials; former Republican senators, representatives, and governors; and hundreds...
From: COURIER
An Incomplete—and Very Long—List of the Most Racist Policies the Trump Administration Has Tried to Enact
President Trump is no stranger to racist invective, and his administration hasn't shied away from broadly injecting racism into their policies. These...
From: DemCast
Dr. Barbara Bollier: The Democratic Senator for Kansas
Bollier would be the first female physician elected to the Senate at a time we need strong leadership on public health and healthcare legislation....
From: Up North News
Health Group to Trump: Please Just Stop Your ‘Super-Spreader’ Rallies Already
Wisconsins Lieutenant Governor joins demand that the president stop holding events that put lives at risk and normalize unsafe behavior....
From: COURIER
Judge Rules Trump Won't Be Able to Take Food Assistance Away From 700,000 Americans
A federal judge on Sunday struck down the Trump administrations attempt to end food assistance for nearly 700,000 unemployed Americans....
From: Futurity
Elections are odd in 2020. Political scientists explain
Elections are strange in 2020. Political scientists offer guidance on conspiracy theories, democratic backsliding, and voting by mail....
From: KLC Journal
Election represents a crossroads for suburban Kansas City Senate district | KLC Journal
The incumbent, Mike Thompson, and the challenger, Lindsey Constance, offer suburban Kansas City voters very different choices this fall....
From: NBC News
A new strain of voter depression is underway, with Black people as the target
Black voters are being discouraged from voting at all...
From: Forbes
Early Voting Continues At Historic Rate: 22 Million Ballots Already Cast
In Pennsylvania, 76% of returned ballots were from Democrats, while only 16% were from Republicans....
From: Shawnee Mission Post
Kansas Senate candidates on the issues: Police, transparency and the racial justice movement
Last month, we asked our readers what issues they wanted to hear the candidates running for office address ahead of Novembers general election....
From: COURIER
Keeping It Together: A Guide To Not Losing It During This Crazy Election
Michigan therapist Erica Carulli gives her self-care tips for navigating a monumental election full of (mis)information....
From: NPR
Her Mother Voted In The Wake Of The 1918 Pandemic. Now, Voting Is A 'Sacred' Ritual
Helen Merrill and her granddaughter, Elizabeth Hartley, remember their family's matriarch, whose determination to vote in 1920 drove her to the polls...
From: Shawnee Mission Post
Kansas House candidates on the issues: Working across party lines
Last month, we asked our readers what issues they wanted to hear the candidates running for office address ahead of Novembers general election....
From: USA TODAY
Trump 'army' of poll watchers could frighten voters, incite violence, election officials warn
Voting rights groups worry that President Donald Trump's call for an "army" to monitor polls could lead to violence and intimidation....
From: NBC News
Vote early, vote offline: Why elections aren't happening on our smartphones
Plenty of election work is computerized, but online voting risks centralizing a system that is secure in large part due to its "clunky" nature....
From: Shawnee Mission Post
Kansas Senate candidates on the issues: Medicaid expansion
Candidates for the state Senate answer questions about Medicaid expansion...
From: COURIER
Trump's Rallies Have Previously Been Connected to COVID Cases. And They're Back.
President Donald Trump is back stumping on the campaign trail since his release from Walter Reed Medical Center last week due to COVID-19....
From: COURIER
Judge Amy Coney Barrett Has Been ‘Stunningly Hostile’ to Civil Rights, Critics Say
Activists worry a 6-3 conservative Supreme Court could hinder progress and potentially lead to rollbacks of Black Americans civil rights....
From: FiveThirtyEight
Why Democratic Senate Candidates Are Competitive In Red States Like Alaska, Kansas And Montana 
Democrats have a relatively clear path to securing a majority in the U.S. Senate: Win seats in Arizona, Colorado, Maine and North Carolina all...
From: Up North News
Evers Asks GOP Leaders to Stop Weakening State’s Response to COVID-19
Instead, a GOP-led committee fights an emergency safeguard, even though it will expire by the time the Legislature can officially reject it....
From: Cardinal & Pine
Laptop Shortages Across US Widen Education Gap Even More
Families struggle to afford laptops, even in school districts that promised to buy each child a device....
From: ESU Bulletin
Kansas world language programs rife with linguistic discrimination
In a decade of work in multilingual education, Jacqueline Rodriguez has seen students learning English as a second language treated as if knowing...
From: The Copper Courier
How Huge Has Early Voting Been in 2020? Try Over-6-Million-Ballots Huge.
With a deadly pandemic raging alongside a particularly contentious election, voter turnout numbers for all types of early voting are shattering...
From: WKYC
Why you may not want to wait until Election Day to vote
Ballots are already being safely collected....
From: Dogwood
Know Your Rights: Legal Officials Outline What’s Allowed At the Polls
During Tuesday nights debate, President Donald Trump asked his supporters to go into the polls and watch very carefully,...
From: COURIER
Study Finds Trump Is the Leading Source of COVID-19 Misinformation
Thirty-eight percent of the over 1 million articles with coronavirus misinformation featured the president....