From reports of voter suppression tactics and voter fraud to problems with strict ID laws and early voting, Americans in states like TX, NC, KS, FL and others must navigate numerous general election issues.
County outside Atlanta is rejecting absentee ballots at an astounding rate. Gwinnett County says it is acting legally. But Georgia is hit by a federal civil rights lawsuit demanding that it halt all efforts to discard mailed-in ballots.
California just enacted a law requiring police to obtain parental consent before taking DNA samples from minors during routine street stops. Many states have no such restrictions, allowing “DNA dragnets” of bystanders, including teenagers.
A nonpartisan coalition reports it has registered more than 87,000 black voters. The drive comes as U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, faces a challenge from Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, a Republican.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions an President Donald Trump have been feuding for more than year over the Russia investigation. Now they’re at odds on the best path to make reforms in criminal justice policy.