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VOTING RIGHTS

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In 2020, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Oglala Sioux Tribe initiated a lawsuit against several agencies in South Dakota for violations of the National Voter Registration Act, stemming from a lack of training and oversight. A settlement agreement handed down on Sept. 6 promises to change that reality.
Ranked choice voting is already here, having been adopted for municipal elections in cities like Minneapolis and St. Paul.
This year’s contest between Democratic-Farmer-Labor incumbent Steve Simon, who has held the office since 2014, and Republican-endorsed challenger Kim Crockett has seen record levels of fundraising.
The draft's legal reasoning, if adopted by the court when it issues its eventual ruling by the end of June, could threaten other rights that Americans take for granted in their personal lives.
Eight known attempts to gain unauthorized access to voting systems in five U.S. states since the 2020 election involved local Republican officeholders or party activists who have advanced Trump’s stolen-election falsehoods or conspiracy theories about rigged voting machines.
There are nearly 90 state supreme court seats on the ballot nationally this year, and control of the top courts in Ohio, North Carolina, Michigan and Illinois are all in play.

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With so many elections predetermined before a ballot is cast, voters — particularly in the minority party — can feel effectively disenfranchised.
President travels to Philadelphia ahead of holiday
Biden and most fellow Democrats have ratcheted up their campaign to pass voting-rights legislation after spending much of his first year in office debating spending bills focused on COVID-19 relief, infrastructure and social safety net programs.

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