Election 2020

Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights Act Opened Floodgates for New Restrictions

It hadn’t even been a day since the U.S. Supreme Court dismantled one of the pillars of voting rights in America, and North Carolina...

Sarbanes: ‘For the People’ Reforms Ready To Go If Dems Sweep

Rep. John P. Sarbanes (D-Md.) thinks House Democrats will again try to pass their “For The People” reform package in 2021, arguing that Democratic...

Maryland Matters on the Air

Reporter Bennett Leckrone will be on WAMU Radio's "The Kojo Nnamdi Show" on Tuesday at noon.Leckrone, who has been covering election procedures in this...

Voter Fraud Myth Persists Despite Constant Failure to Prove Claims

TOPEKA, Kansas — Scott Moore had never heard of the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck program before election officials in Kansas and Florida exposed his...

Parts of the Election System Are Ripe for Hacking: ‘Encryption? We Don’t Do That’

There is no evidence, despite partisan claims to the contrary, that mail-in ballots are rife with voting fraud — but there are parts of...

What Happens if a Presidential Candidate Can’t Appear on the Ballot? 

With less than a month until the Nov. 3 election, President Donald Trump’s hospitalization following a COVID-19 diagnosis left Americans wondering: What would happen...

Getting Out the Vote at the Prince George’s County Jail

Absentee voter ballots have been delivered to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections, and those locked up who are eligible but not registered...

‘I Just Don’t Trust the System Any More’: Voters on Edge as Election Nears

Widespread anxiety and confusion around voting, compounded by the pandemic.A vastly underfunded and decentralized electoral system that could take days and possibly weeks to...

Frank DeFilippo: Between Trump and Debtor’s Prison

There is a spreading notion, whether by evidentiary conviction or wishful thinking, that the presidency is the only block between Donald Trump and debtor’s...

Know Your Ballot: Voters Could OK Sports Gambling, Expand Legislature’s Budget Power

Maryland voters will hold the power of the purse this fall ― casting ballots to decide whether the legislature can create a sports betting...