Republican mail ballot returns of 247,530 accounted for 45 percent of the total returns statewide; Republicans account for 35 percent of all voters. The Democratic returns of 207,171 accounted for 37 percent of the total.
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.
With no electricity or Internet, spotty cell service, damage to polling places, and election workers with damaged or destroyed homes, officials say changes are needed to ensure the election is carried out on time.
In Washington state’s closest House race, Republican Dino Rossi is attempting to tar his Democratic opponent Kim Schrier as a supporter of steep gasoline taxes, because of her support for a carbon fee initiative.
Florida politics mega-donor Mike Fernandez says he refunded himself most the $5 million he put into a state-registered PAC for pro-immigration candidates because he now believes that opening the state’s primary elections to independent voters is the best way to push changes.
A new poll from the University of North Florida Public Opinion Research Lab shows incumbent Republican Congressman Vern Buchanan with a nine percentage point lead over Democratic challenger David Shapiro.
The unusual, well-funded outside group is running ads against Texas Republican Pete Sessions and Delaware Democrat Tom Carper, while supporting North Carolina Republican Patrick McHenry and Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill.
A federal judge required elections officials in 32 counties to provide Spanish-language sample ballots but said there wasn’t time to order more far-reaching steps to help Puerto Ricans eligible to vote in Florida.
Reggie Bellamy defeated incumbent Charles Smith in the primary election for the District 2 Manatee County commission seat and will face Dimitrie Denis in November’s general election. Misty Servia and incumbent Carol Whitmore also won their nominations on Tuesday.