Lyft will offer free rides for voters during the 2020 primaries

Voters struggling to get to the polls can look to Lyft. On Friday, the ride share service announced that it would be expanding its free and discounted ride program throughout the primary calendar and general election. Part of the company’s LyftUp initiative — a charitable effort that helps in-need riders of all kinds — the […]

Twitter will let you report posts aimed at suppressing voters

Twitter is rolling out another tool meant to protect the 2020 US election. Today, it announced that during “key moments” of the election users will be able to report misleading information about how to participate in an election or other civic event…. Source: https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/30/twitter-2020-election-report-misinformation/ Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. […]

The Strokes to Rock the Vote for Bernie Sanders at New Hampshire Rally

Another band is stepping up to throw their support behind Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. The Vermont senator’s campaign announced on January 29 that The Strokes will be playing Sanders’ Get Out the Vote concert rally on February 10 in Durham, New Hampshire. “We are honored to be associated with such a dedicated, diligent,… Source: https://www.spin.com/2020/01/the-strokes-bernie-sanders-concert/ […]

How record-high turnout in Iowa could upend the 2020 race

It might not be enough to blunt the momentum swinging nationally to Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. But for Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar, high turnout in the Iowa caucuses may be their only chance. One week from today in Iowa, Warren and Buttigieg will flex their organizational advantages for the first time, […]

This Senate impeachment trial will predict whether America gets a fair election in November

Republicans have been setting themselves up for an electoral steal — and how impeachment plays out this week will show us how successful they will be Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/senate-impeachment-trial-today-trump-2020-election-a9295011.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Noah Berlatsky

90,000 US citizens with criminal records set to have voting rights restored as New Jersey approves landmark legislation

Around 50 per cent of those citizens who cannot vote because of prior convictions are African Americans, even though they New Jersey’s population is just 15 per cent black Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/voting-rights-new-jersey-restored-felons-prison-jail-phil-murphy-florida-a9218271.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Clark Mindock

Georgia to purge over 300,000 voters from rolls ahead of 2020 election

Advocacy groups worry efforts to purge voters are targeted attacks to suppress legal access to ballot Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/voting-rights-us-suppression-georgia-purge-thousands-2020-a9183266.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Clark Mindock

New federal guidelines could ban internet in voting machines

A long-awaited update to federal voting technology standards could ban voting machines from connecting to the internet or using any wireless technology such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. A new draft of version 2.0 of the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines says that voting machines and ballot scanners “must not be capable of establishing wireless connections,” “establishing […]