Even if restrictions on gatherings subside in the wake of COVID-19, having voters come into voting precincts to cast ballots this fall — not to mention having poll workers staff election sites — might not be a wise option.
That’s the question at the heart of a case now before the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Secretary of State Steve Simon’s solution to address concerns about revealing party preferences is to make the 2020 primary voter lists exempt from Minnesota’s Data Practices Act — for everyone but the parties.
Though voters might struggle to remember one from the other, there couldn’t be a greater contrast between the candidates for secretary of state.
President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar are to arrive in Addis Ababa on Friday after five months of bitter fighting.
US pledges its help to try to save almost 300 girls kidnapped in Nigeria last month by the terrorist group Boko Haram. Military aid is not likely, but assistance with intelligence and crisis management could be.
Some see the release as an indication of a charm offensive, but that good will does not extend toward those in North Korea’s prison camps.
Conventional wisdom is that the Israelis and Palestinians are too far apart to even begin talks, but Secretary of State John Kerry appeared undaunted on his fourth visit in as many months.
Secretary of State John Kerry tells Iraq it must curb Iran’s use of Iraqi airspace to aid Syrian regime, but a shrinking US presence is leaving it with less sway over postwar events.
The rise of the Muslim Brotherhood to power in Egypt was something the US long-feared. But in Cairo today, Secretary of State John Kerry was told Egypt’s secular-leaning opposition sees the US as an ally of the Islamist movement.
Instead of Constitutional amendments that manipulate how and why we vote, why don’t we use the amendment process to get at the heart of the problem. Amend the Constitution to fundamentally change the Secretary of State office itself.