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‘I don’t trust Mr. Crazy’: Motivated by opposition to Trump, Hispanics are poised for historic turnout

By Robert Samuels<p>Robert Samuels<p>National political reporter who focuses on the intersection of politics, policy and people<p>Email Bio Follow<p>MIAMI — Five undocumented domestic workers, all named Maria, fanned out across Little Havana delivering a desperate, last-minute plea to Hispanic voters: We can’t …

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A Transit Strike In Philly Could Lower Turnout, Especially Among Black And Poor Voters

<b>UPDATE (Nov. 7, 2016, 7 a.m.):</b> The SEPTA strike was settled early Monday morning.<p>While commentators digest the latest announcement from FBI Director …

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New App Helps Clinton Supporters Trade Votes to Key States

2016 Election<p>A new app connects Hillary Clinton supporters in reliably blue or red states to third-party supporters in key battlegrounds, allowing them to trade votes to shore up Clinton's path to the White House.<p>The #NeverTrump app matches Democratic voters in states like California with …

14 Crucial Stories About The Latino Vote In 2016

Government

Exit polls under siege

The flow of Election Day information is about to change dramatically.<p>Ever since Jimmy Carter’s early concession in 1980 was blamed for losses to down-ballot Democrats in Western states, both politicians and media outlets have been religious about not reporting the results until everyone’s voted.<p>But …

Voters hear urgent plea from black pastors on final weekend

DETROIT (AP) — At church services, in rallies and on social media, black pastors urged congregants to vote, hoping to inspire a late flood of …

OSCE boosts number monitoring US election

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Amid claims by both campaigns of election tampering, foreign observers are fanning out to polling locations across the country to scrutinize the US election system.<p>The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is typically associated with monitoring elections in …

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What an election law expert worries about on election day

For those of us who follow elections and election law professionally, election day itself is pretty uneventful—unless of course you work for a campaign. There often are reports of "flipped votes" for one candidate or another thanks to a miscalibrated machine, problems of long lines here or there …

From Pot to Guns, State Ballot Initiatives Are Bellwether of National Mood

U.S. news<p>As California voters head to the polls they'll face a slate of 17 initiatives ranging from the death penalty to legalizing recreational pot.<p>It's a huge slate of choices for voters who, during this campaign cycle, have been inundated with nearly $100 million in advertising about the …

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Can I take a selfie in the polling booth? Election Day questions answered

Casting a ballot in this year’s general election poses one major question: Who should I vote for for president?<p>But voters may be wondering about a lot more as they head to the polls: Is it really illegal to take a ballot selfie? Why does my ballot look like a throwback to an SAT answer sheet? Why …

Election Day forecast: Rain possible for a few key states

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Pleasant" and "calm" are two words that haven't been used to describe the 2016 presidential election. But they should characterize the weather across much of the country on Election Day.<p>Weather can play a significant role in voting behavior, with bad weather generally suppressing turnout. …

Justice Department sends election monitors to 28 states

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> More than 500 Justice Department election monitors will be on the ground in 28 states on Election Day to help enforce of federal voting rights laws.<p>The department's civil rights division said Monday it's sending the poll monitors to 67 jurisdictions around the country.<p>But …

Florida's Early Vote Ends With Record Turnout In Democratic Strongholds

Without Florida, a Trump victory is all but impossible.<p>Florida voters surged to the polls on Sunday, shattering all-time turnout records in at least three of the battleground state’s most populous and heavily Democratic counties on the final day of early voting.<p>Victory in Florida is essential for …

Early voting data suggests Clinton lags in North Carolina compared to 2012

<b>(CNN) —</b> The political consensus is virtually unanimous: If Hillary Clinton wins North Carolina, Donald Trump has to win every other competitive state to take the White House.<p>Clinton has other paths to victory without North Carolina, but the state has been a focus for Democrats this cycle. She has …

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Early voting: Record levels in 2016 may give Clinton edge

WASHINGTON (AP) — A record number of Americans have voted ahead of Election Day, driven by soaring turnout from Latino voters. That could be good …

A spike in the Hispanic vote in Florida could answer all of our questions

By Philip Bump<p>Philip Bump<p>National correspondent focused largely on the numbers behind politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Every assessment of the state of polling in the 2016 race, including my own, must include a key caveat: Big shifts in the electorate can mean that the likely voter models the pollsters were …

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Why black voter turnout is down in North Carolina

Blame voter suppression (and a hurricane).<p>In North Carolina, the presidential, gubernatorial, and US Senate races are all pretty close — so close that any change in voter turnout could make the difference. And Democrats have received some alarming news: Black voter turnout, which President Barack …

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