Thanks to Lyft, Getting to the Polls on Election Day Just Got a Little Easier

Lyft is doing its part to help get voters to the polls this Election Day. The ridesharing app has partnered with several voter turnout organizations to offer discounted — and, in some cases, free — rides on Nov. 6. With the help of Vote.org, Nonprofit Vote, and TurboVote, Lyft will distribute 50-percent off promo codes to voters in need of […]

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Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Bacon urge voters to show up for midterms

WASHINGTON D.C. — The waning months before the 2016 presidential election saw a flood of videos featuring celebrities urging people to vote and volunteer. That is now happening again for the upcoming midterm elections this November. On Thursday, Swing Left debuted a new video featuring Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon, urging viewers to sign up for one of the progressive […]

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Some voting machines may have already been hacked by Russia: senator

Voting machines in at least one US state already may have been compromised by Russian operatives ahead of the midterm elections, a Florida Democratic senator warned. Sen. Bill Nelson claims the Russians “have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about,” according to a report in the Tampa Bay Times. Nelson’s office […]

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More than 100 ex-cons already lost voting rights granted by Cuomo

More than 100 ex-cons granted voting rights by Gov. Andrew Cuomo a couple of months ago have had them revoked after violating parole or committing new crimes, it was disclosed Tuesday. Social justice advocates applauded the governor when he signed an executive order in May authorizing conditional pardons for 24,086 parolees so they could vote before completing their sentences. But […]

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De Blasio has lost the city’s faith – now it’s up to us

It is, I have noted, a good day for New York when Mayor Bill de Blasio is out of town. Because he is taking another vacation, we get one, too. Hallelujah! He’ll be gone for a week, but we shouldn’t just celebrate his absence. We can use the extended break to face the facts about the damage he is doing, […]

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Supreme Court allows Ohio to purge voters for not voting

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is allowing Ohio to clean up its voting rolls by targeting people who haven’t cast ballots in a while. The justices rejected, by a 5-4 vote Monday, arguments that the practice violates a federal law intended to increase the ranks of registered voters. A handful of other states also use voters’ inactivity to trigger a […]

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Maduro declared winner in disputed Venezuela election

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan officials declared socialist leader Nicolas Maduro the easy winner of Sunday’s presidential election, while his leading challenger questioned the legitimacy of a vote marred by irregularities and called for a new ballot to prevent a brewing social crisis from exploding. The National Election Council announced that with almost 93 percent of polling stations reporting, Maduro won […]

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