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Opinion

Opinion: Austerity Can’t Save White America

[Disclaimer: The views expressed in opinion pieces on the PrescotteNews website are solely those of the authors. These opinions do not necessarily represent those of the staff of Prescott eNews or its publisher.] As America becomes less white, it will be harder for conservatives to win national elections. But race is not the only factor.

Opinion

Opinion: Happy, Disappointed, Still Worrying? Election Results Not Exactly What We Expected.

Republicans may have lost the presidency, but their mood has been generally positive. Democrats won the presidency but — except shortly after Joe Biden was declared president-elect — their mood has been tempered. What happened? Psychologically the answer has more to do with expectations than actual outcomes. Given political polls that predicted a decisive presidential

Opinion

Opinion: Fixing the Criminal Justice System Starts From the Bottom of the Ticket

With the final days of the 2020 election quickly approaching, allies of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are spending billions of dollars on advertising in an effort to sway undecided voters and gin up enthusiasm among supporters. Promises to “reform the justice system,” and messages of “law and order” have blanketed the

Politics

Specter of election chaos raises questions on military role

It’s a question Americans are unaccustomed to considering in a presidential election campaign: Could voting, vote-counting or the post-vote reaction become so chaotic that the U.S. military would intervene? The answer is yes, but only in an extreme case. There is normally no need for the military to play any role in an election. The

State

Maricopa official: Disinformation poses threat to election security

Election officials need to be as concerned about voting disinformation as they are about people tampering with ballots themselves, a Maricopa County official said Wednesday during a forum on securing the election. Michael Moore, information security officer for the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office, said “voter confidence is paramount,” but he worries that a breached social

Social Media

Facebook curbs political ads – for 7 days before US election

Bracing for a contentious election with no immediate results and possible “civil unrest,” Facebook is enacting a host of measures to ensure its platform is not used to sow chaos and spread misinformation before, during and after the U.S. presidential election. But it’s not clear the changes are enough. The company said Thursday it will

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