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Early vote total exceeds 2016; GOP chips at Dems’ advantage

With eight days before Election Day, more people already have cast ballots in this year’s presidential election than voted early or absentee in the 2016 race as the start of in-person early voting in big states led to a surge in turnout in recent days. The opening of early voting locations in Florida, Texas and

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Murkowski’s nod gives Barrett extra boost for Supreme Court

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett won crucial backing Saturday when one of the last Republican holdouts against filling the seat during an election season announced support for President Donald Trump’s pick ahead of a confirmation vote expected Monday. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, declared her support during a rare weekend Senate session as Republicans race

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Judges and the Will of the People

All politicians and political parties tend to bend their rhetoric and legislative voting toward public opinion (or the opinion of their base). More often than not, they will do this in spite of any long held moral tenets, certainly not because of them. It is easier to get elected or reelected by swaying with what

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Democrats to boycott Barrett vote, Senate GOP pushes ahead

Senate Democrats are set to boycott voting on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, but there is little they can do to prevent Republicans from rushing to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick before Election Day. The Judiciary Committee, which is controlled by Republicans, is expected to change the

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Looking Back: First Twelve Days of Early Voting

We are almost two weeks into the 2020 General Election early voting, and Data Orbital is continuing to update the public daily with returns from all fifteen counties across Arizona. Through the first twelve days of voting, Democrats have been turning their ballots in much quicker than in previous years and certainly much quicker than