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In An Expensive And Partisan Missouri Redistricting Fight, Voters Get The Final Say

Oct. 18
Jason Rosenbaum / NPR

A first of its kind in the nation redistricting system is being second-guessed on this year's ballot in Missouri and may be replaced with a second unprecedented system.

The Consequences Of Dehumanizing Language In Politics

Oct. 18
Lulu Garcia-Navarro / NPR

University of Massachusetts Amherst political scientist Alexander Theodoridis talks about dehumanizing language in politics, what it can lead to and what we can do about it.

Emergency Rooms And Health Clinics Become Voter Registration Hubs

Oct. 18
Maayan Silver / NPR

A nonpartisan program gives patients and visitors the chance to register to vote during an election year when health care has been the primary concern for many.

Early Voting Analysis: Historic Turnout Drives Long Lines, Administrative Errors

Oct. 18
Miles Parks / NPR

Early voting numbers continue to shatter records, and experts predict long lines will become less of a problem over the coming weeks.

Lindsey Graham Warmed To Trump, And Some Voters Feel Left In The Cold

Oct. 18
Don Gonyea / NPR

The South Carolina senator used to depend on moderate voters to survive primaries. Now, Graham is in an unexpectedly close race against Democrat Jaime Harrison, who's appealing to the middle.

Thomas Scholey drops off his ballot at an offic...

Monday Is Deadline To Register To Vote In San Diego County

Oct. 17
By City News Service

Monday is the deadline for San Diego County residents to register to vote in the Nov. 3 election.

Court Says Michigan Cannot Count Ballots Received After Election Day

Oct. 17
Sam Gringlas / NPR

A lower court had previously ruled that ballots postmarked by Nov. 2 and received within 14 days of Election Day, the deadline for certifying election results, could be counted.

An official ballot drop box is seen in Santa Cl...

California Disputed Ballot Boxes Removed, Arguing Continues

Oct. 17
By Associated Press

California officials say the state Republican Party has yanked unofficial drop boxes that came under fire last weekend, but declined to weigh in on whether the GOP’s continued use of boxes to collect votes was legal.

These undated photos show District 3 City Counc...

Both Candidates For San Diego City Council District 3 Say Their Experience Makes Them Best For The Job

Oct. 17
By John Carroll

Democrats Stephen Whitburn and Toni Duran are vying the District 3 seat being vacated by Chris Ward. Both candidates say their background and experience make them best suited for the job.

Analysis: Questionable 'N.Y. Post' Scoop Driven By Ex-Hannity Producer And Giuliani

Oct. 17
David Folkenflik / NPR

Red flags abound in a story about Hunter Biden that provides fodder for President Trump and his allies. The allegations rest on speculation and assumptions rather than journalistically sound facts.

The Story Behind Kamala Harris' Truancy Program

Oct. 17
Gene Demby / NPR

HuffPost reporter Molly Redden explains how a program trying to reduce school absences produced unintended consequences—both for California families and Harris herself.

Why Do Nonwhite Georgia Voters Have To Wait in Line for Hours? Too Few Polling Places

Oct. 17
Stephen Fowler / NPR

The state's voter rolls have grown by nearly 2 million since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in 2013, but polling locations have been cut by almost 10%.

Trump Announces Partnership With CVS, Walgreens For Nursing Home COVID Vaccination

Oct. 16
Selena Simmons-Duffin / NPR

The federal government is offering nursing homes the chance to opt in to the new program, in which pharmacy staff would deliver and administer a future vaccine on site.

California Eases Off Legal Threats Over GOP Unauthorized Ballot Drop Boxes

Oct. 16
Barbara Sprunt / NPR

The California Republican Party has made some concessions following a cease-and-desist letter from the state, but it will continue to use ballot drop boxes.

A voter casts her ballot during early voting at...

Roundtable: Voting Early In San Diego

Oct. 16
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

The surge in early voting across San Diego county, the Supreme Court sides with President Trump to end the census early, and a look at what happens to asylum seekers who are returned to Central America.

A homeless woman who was camping in downtown Sa...

Measure A: Should San Diego Raise Taxes To Fund Affordable Housing?

Oct. 16
By Andrew Bowen

Supporters say the additional property taxes are relatively small and the benefit of housing the homeless is worth it. Opponents say the cost of building affordable housing is too high and San Diegans cannot afford more taxes.

City Council District 9 Candidate Sean Elo-Rive...

Amid A Chaotic Race, Sean Elo-Rivera Says He Can Bring Stability And Opportunity To District 9

Oct. 16
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Leading District 9 candidate Kelvin Barrios suspended his campaign last month amid allegations of financial impropriety. Now, the support of organized labor and many community members has shifted to his opponent.

Trump And Republicans Raise $248 Million In September, Lagging Biden, Democrats

Oct. 16
Benjamin Swasey / NPR

Democrats enter the presidential contest's homestretch with a big cash advantage.

San Diego City Council District 5 Candidates Jo...

Lawyers With Different Stances On City Issues Battle For San Diego District 5 Council Seat

Oct. 15
By Claire Trageser

Running for the seat are Joe Leventhal, a Republican, who is an attorney in private practice and Democrat Marni Von Wilpert, a San Diego deputy city attorney.

Voting Is An 'Individual Right,' Barrett Testifies, But Critics Remain Leery

Oct. 14
Philip Ewing / NPR

The Supreme Court nominee discussed voting laws, rights and practices with her Democratic questioners on her third day of confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

City Council candidates Noli Zosa (left) and Ra...

Different Backgrounds, Different Politics Separate San Diego City Council District 7 Candidates

Oct. 14
By Claire Trageser

Noli Zosa, a Republican, is a co-founder of the restaurant chain Dirty Birds, while Raul Campillo, a Democrat, is a deputy city attorney for the city of San Diego. Both also have different positions on many local issues.

A photo collage of San Diego Unified School Boa...

Six Candidates Vying For Seats On San Diego Unified School Board

Oct. 14
By Joe Hong

While the candidates share some common ground, they have different priorities and ideas for navigating the district through the dual challenge of a pandemic and racial justice reckoning.

In Swing States, Officials Struggle To Process Ballots Early Due To Strict Local Laws

Oct. 14
Miles Parks / NPR

Most of the country lets election officials do the arduous process of opening and sorting absentee ballots long before Election Day. In Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, they have to wait.

A voter casts her ballot during early voting at...

No Reports Of Unofficial Ballot Drop Offs In San Diego, Says Registrar Of Voters

Oct. 13
By Shalina Chatlani

Registrar of Voters Michael Vu says there are already 1.9 million registered voters here that would be able to tip off the registrar of voters office if there’s any unofficial activity.