BGOV 2020 Election Coverage


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Whip Thune Sees Water, Transport, Virus Bills Coming This Year

Senators are planning to tackle legislative priorities such as infrastructure, highways and contact tracing in the upcoming months as they continue to address the coronavirus pandemic.

A Record Number of Women Running for the House, Again (Podcast)

Kelly Dittmar, a scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, joined the latest episode of Downballot Counts to discuss their new report, which found a record number of women have filed to run for the House.

Mail Voting Opens Door to Minority, Student Disenfranchisement

Minorities, young adults and those with disabilities face barriers to voting by mail as states rush to prepare for holding elections as safely as possible.

Democrats Labor to Keep California Seat in Mail Election Tuesday

A special election Tuesday in southern California is the first consequential congressional contest since the coronavirus pandemic struck and an early test of campaign outreach to self-quarantining voters casting ballots primarily by mail.

What to Look For in Ohio Congressional Primary Elections

Ohio will conclude its primary Tuesday six weeks after the election was delayed by state officials to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.

Vulnerable House Democrats Dominate First-Quarter Race for Cash

All but one House Democrat from a district President Donald Trump carried in 2016 outraised their Republican challenger in the first three months of the year, often raking in double or triple the amount of their closest opponents.

Liz Cheney Donates to Massie Opponent After Forced Stimulus Vote

Rep. Liz Cheney, the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, donated to the primary challenger to Rep. Thomas Massie four days after Massie forced House members from around the country to return to Capitol Hill for a...

Coming This Fall to TVs in Iowa and Maine: Lots of Political Ads

Iowa and Maine, two smaller states not often at the center of the general-election action, are preparing for an onslaught of TV ads in the fall thanks to a confluence of competitive presidential and congressional races.

Virus-Driven Vote-by-Mail Efforts Run Up Against Cash Shortfalls

The coronavirus pandemic is giving voting advocates new urgency to expand mail or absentee access to the ballot. At the same time, states wanting to carry out the politically contentious changes may need as much as $1.6 billion in federal help this election year.

Political Pollsters Find People Stuck at Home Are Happy to Talk

Democratic pollster Celinda Lake is used to people hanging up on her after giving all manner of excuses. “‘No, I’m running out the door.’ ‘No, I’m busy.’ ‘No, I have to grab the kids from school.’”