Gabriella Novello

2020 Election Update

Reading Time: 2 minutes 2020 Election Update: Six states and Puerto Rico will hold their primary elections over the next couple of weeks. Here’s the rundown: Tomorrow, voters in Kentucky and New York are holding presidential primaries after postponement due to the coronavirus. Delaware, New Jersey, Louisiana, and Puerto Rico will hold theirs throughout July. Connecticut will be the final Read More

“We are following election and industry standards”

Reading Time: 2 minutes “We are following election and industry standards”: This was the response by Georgia GOP Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s spokesperson after election integrity advocates claimed officials failed to ensure that all absentee ballots were fairly counted in last week’s primary elections.Raffensperger’s office is once again embroiled in controversy over his state’s new voting system. This Read More

DC Statehood Battle Reignited by the Federal Response to Protests

Reading Time: 3 minutes DC Statehood Battle Reignited by the Federal Response to Protests: George Floyd’s murder and its aftermath re-energized efforts to achieve DC statehood, in part because of the Trump administration’s activation of federal law enforcement operations against peaceful demonstrators.Washington, DC, is unique because its mayor lacks the authority to do many things that governors can — Read More

Understanding Where We Are Now

Reading Time: 2 minutes Understanding Where We Are Now: The entire country is on edge. We are in the middle of a pandemic. Demonstrators are risking their lives to protest the death of George Floyd. And, the president of the United States is still offering wild conspiracy theories about widespread voter fraud despite voting by mail himself.How will all Read More