Ashley Lopez

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Voter behavior and election rules contribute to slower counting in Arizona

Friday, November 11, 2022

One big reason: Arizona voters dropped off hundreds of thousands of mail ballots on Election Day. Now comes the arduous task of processing and tallying those ballots.


Turnout among young voters was the second highest for a midterm in past 30 years

Thursday, November 10, 2022

About 27% of voters between the ages of 18-29 cast a ballot in the midterm election this year, according to an early estimate.


Texas officials say they're rejecting fewer mail ballots than the primary's big spike

Friday, November 04, 2022

Mail ballot rejections spiked in the Texas state primaries in March. In the general election, the percentage of mail ballots that have so far been flagged for rejection has dropped.


In the U.S., some 4.6 million people are disenfranchised due to a felony conviction

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

An estimated 2% of the U.S. voting age population is ineligible to cast a ballot due to a felony conviction. State-level felon disenfranchisement rates vary dramatically.


In Texas, Democrats and Republicans are trying to win over Latino swing voters

Friday, October 21, 2022

Latino voters are sought-after swing voters, and Democrats and Republicans are spending a lot to win them over. In states such as Texas, Latino voters could change the outcome of midterm elections.


Florida governor eases voting rules in counties slammed by Hurricane Ian

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an order extending early voting and mail ballot access for certain voters who were affected by Hurricane Ian ahead of elections this fall.


Florida officials are scrambling to limit Hurricane Ian's impact on the election

Thursday, October 06, 2022

Election officials in Florida say they are meeting a Thursday deadline to send out mail ballots, despite the hurricane. But in-person voting sites remain a concern.


Voting explainer: In many states, there's a process to fix an error with your ballot

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Ballot rejections are often the result of relatively minor voter errors. That's why about half of states have a process in place to help voters fix their mail ballots if they do make a mistake.


A New Mexico judge cites insurrection in barring a county commissioner from office

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Otero County's Couy Griffin, who was convicted of entering a restricted area during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, must be removed from office for his involvement in an insurrection, a judge ruled.


20 were charged for voter fraud in Florida. Advocates say a broken system is to blame

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Many of the individuals charged by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' new election crimes unit said they had no idea that with their felony convictions, they were unable to vote when they cast 2020 ballots.


A change to Florida's ballot signature review creates headaches for local officials

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

"Now the requirement is for reasonable access to potentially look at a vast number of signatures that our staff has found absolutely no trouble with," a top election official says.


Activists in Florida say Black voters have seen their political power curtailed

Sunday, August 21, 2022

A combination of new election laws and congressional redistricting has made it harder for Black communities in Florida to organize and vote, activists say.


Black activists say Florida's new election laws and map weaken Black voting power

Friday, August 19, 2022

Black voters in Florida face new election laws — which a federal judge said continues a pattern of discriminatory provisions — and a new congressional map that broke up a prominent Black district.


At CPAC, some Trump supporters aren't totally in love with the idea of a 2024 run

Saturday, August 06, 2022

Donald Trump returns to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas on Saturday. Some attendees worry the controversy following him could be a liability in the next presidential campaign.


Texas is barred from enforcing new restrictions on voter assistance

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

A federal judge has struck down provisions in Texas' new law that set limits on how people can help voters cast their ballots.


Far more could have been done to save Uvalde massacre victims, report says

Thursday, July 07, 2022

A sweeping critique on the tactical response to the May tragedy in Texas was released Wednesday.


The Christian Right is winning in court while losing in public opinion

Friday, July 01, 2022

The Christian Right's wins in the Supreme Court on abortion and prayer in school come at a time when a growing majority of Americans are strongly opposed to its views.


Texas GOP platform embraces far-right and anti-gay rhetoric

Friday, June 24, 2022

Texas Republicans recently adopted homophobic and transphobic language in their party platform, part of a larger trend of moves against LGBTQ rights by conservatives.


Critics worry Florida's new elections chief will make the office more partisan

Monday, June 13, 2022

Cord Byrd, who was tapped by Gov. Ron DeSantis, has refused to say Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election and will be in charge of Florida's new election crimes unit.


Some victims' families say Texas police didn't do enough to save their children

Friday, May 27, 2022

Many questions remain about some of the most basic facts of the mass shooting in Texas. Primarily, why law enforcement took so long to stop the shooter. Authorities have given contradictory accounts.