Hansi Lo Wang

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Stop thinking just about Election Day. We're in voting season now

Friday, September 23, 2022

Voting for the midterms has started in some states. With more people voting early and mailing in ballots, elections are increasingly less about Election Day and more about what happens weeks earlier.

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A bill to block census interference passed the House. Its Senate path is unclear

Thursday, September 15, 2022

The U.S. House has passed a bill that could help protect the 2030 census and other future head counts from political interference. But it's not clear how much support the bill has in the Senate.

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The midterm elections need workers. Teens, veterans and lawyers are stepping up

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

Some election officials are sending the call out to high school students, veterans and lawyers to help staff the elections. But COVID and the political climate are making it harder to recruit.

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This conservative group helped push a disputed election theory

Friday, August 12, 2022

The Honest Elections Project, a group that advocates for more restrictive voting laws, has helped push a legal theory — now at the Supreme Court — that could radically reshape federal elections.

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Pennsylvania's mail-in voting law is upheld by the state's Supreme Court

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

All voters in the key swing state can continue casting ballots by mail now that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has upheld a law that was challenged by some GOP state lawmakers who helped pass it.

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Documents detail the secret strategy behind Trump's census citizenship question push

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Newly released documents confirm the Trump administration's push for a citizenship question was part of a bid to alter the census numbers used to divide up seats in Congress and the Electoral College.

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A new bill could help protect the census after Trump-era interference

Monday, July 11, 2022

After years of census meddling by former President Donald Trump's administration, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., has introduced a bill that could help protect future counts from interference.

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A Supreme Court decision could radically reshape presidential elections

Sunday, July 10, 2022

A new Supreme Court case could radically change congressional and presidential elections by giving broad, largely unchecked power to state legislators in deciding how those elections are run.

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The Supreme Court could radically reshape elections for president and Congress

Friday, July 01, 2022

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could give state legislatures a lot of unchecked power over the results of federal elections.

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How the Supreme Court could radically reshape elections for president and Congress

Thursday, June 30, 2022

The justices have agreed to hear a case next term about how much power state legislatures have over how congressional and presidential elections are run. It could upend election laws across the U.S.

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The Supreme Court has delayed creating a majority Black voting district in Louisiana

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

After a lower court found a Louisiana congressional map likely dilutes votes of Black voters, the Supreme Court put on hold an order for a second majority Black congressional district to be created.

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A federal law requires translated voting ballots, but not in Arabic or Haitian Creole

Friday, June 24, 2022

The Voting Rights Act requires some states and local areas to offer election materials in more than just English. But the support for voters is limited to Spanish, Asian and Native American languages.

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Biden officials may change how the U.S. defines racial and ethnic groups by 2024

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The Biden administration is starting a process that could change how the U.S. census and federal surveys produce racial and ethnic data that is used for redistricting and civil rights enforcement.

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How undated ballots could affect Pennsylvania's GOP Senate race and voters' rights

Friday, May 27, 2022

Mail-in ballots that arrived on time but in envelopes missing dates handwritten by voters have been a flashpoint in recent elections in the key swing state, including a close Republican primary race.

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These 14 states had significant miscounts in the 2020 census

Thursday, May 19, 2022

The states were not counted equally well for population totals used to determine their share of political representation and federal funding for the next 10 years, a new Census Bureau report shows.

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A mail-in voting law is under attack by Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers who passed it

Monday, May 16, 2022

Pennsylvania's highest court is weighing a challenge to a state law that expanded mail-in voting. The challenge was put forth in part by 11 Republican lawmakers who voted for the law.

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The 2020 census had big undercounts of Black people, Latinos and Native Americans

Thursday, March 10, 2022

The Census Bureau has released its first report on the accuracy of the latest national head count that's used to distribute political representation and federal funding for the next decade.

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What to know about the accuracy of the 2020 census — and why it matters for you

Wednesday, March 09, 2022

COVID-19 and interference by former President Donald Trump's administration have made it harder to pinpoint the accuracy of the numbers used to redistribute political representation and federal money.

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U.S. census director says the bureau needs to reduce chances of meddling after Trump

Monday, February 21, 2022

Newly sworn-in Census Bureau Director Robert Santos told NPR it's important to make sure there are policies in place to better protect the agency from any future political interference.

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The U.S. census sees Middle Eastern and North African people as white. Many don't

Thursday, February 17, 2022

People with Middle Eastern or North African roots must be counted as white in the federal government's data. But a study finds many do not see themselves as white, and neither do many white people.

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