Contributor: John See
Masks are mandatory for inside voting, but you can still vote curbside if you don't have a mask.
Contributor: John See
Get an inside scoop on what election judges are doing to safeguard your right to vote and your health.
What Originalism Can Lead To
Andy Borowitz, writing for the New Yorker: "Amy Coney Barrett Supports Health Care Available in Year Constitution Was Written"
ORIGINALISM will be the philosophy of six of nine Supreme Court Justices after Barrett is selected. Its meaning is supposed to be “the judicial interpretation of the constitution which aims to follow closely the original intentions of those who drafted it.” What it really seems to mean is “under no circumstances should government regulate business or tax wealthy people.” One of the things Justice Barrett is expected to do early on is vote to undo Obama Care. Borowitz explains what the founders would do.
*We're Outraged At This
Cast your vote for a change for this country. Let's get it done.
So get on over there and cast your ballot, if you haven't voted yet!
But Get Your Ballots In Early Anyway
Contributor: Wy Spano
A week ago reports of plans by Trump supporters to put the Trump/Pence ticket back in the White House, regardless of how the voting turned out, were appearing in many major media outlets.
How could an American presidential election be stolen, as seemed to be the Republican plan? And is it going to happen? (Remember, in all states you’re not voting directly for Trump or Biden, you’re voting for electors, people who gather every four years as the Electoral College to (hopefully) vote for the candidates they were chosen to represent. The Legislatures in the states are formally in charge of choosing the electors.)
One idea was simple. Throw enough fog at a state’s actual vote count to permit a Republican controlled Legislature to appoint Republican electors, no matter the outcome of the vote. Fog was necessary because Legislatures, though they have the “plenary" power to appoint whomever they want as electors to the Electoral College, correctly thought it bad form to appoint Republican electors instead of the Democrat electors chosen by the people unless they had some sort of semi-plausible excuse for doing so.
As you plan to vote, and as you engage your networks in voting, keep in mind the ways people can register as we get this close to Election Day 2020:
Here are the specifics for Minnesotans:
REGISTER ONLINE HERE
It's quick and easy! You will need your Minnesota driver’s license or Minnesota identification card number, or the last four numbers of your Social Security number.
Or REGISTER ON ELECTION DAY
You can register or update your registration when you vote, whether that is at your polling place on Election Day or at an early voting location. You will need proof of residence to register. Learn more about registering when you vote.
Check my registration
You can see if you are registered at your current address.
*Restoring American Democracy