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Thursday, 11 January 2018

January 11, 2018

National News: '42 states haven't upgraded their election equipment in over a decade and Russia knows it' | In voter purging case, Supreme Court appears divided | White House says it will destroy voter panel data, send no records to DHS | DHS speeds up election security to states | Voter fraud commission may be dead, but president's quest continues | Groups document voting rights abuses in Indian Country

Alabama: Judge throws out challenge to Alabama ID law | Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging voter ID law | House committee approves bill revising special elections

California: What they're saying about Jerry Brown's California budget | Sen. McGuire introduces bill to ensure all vote are counted

Colorado: Boulder seeks applicants for new working group on election law reform

Georgia: Fulton Co. asks state to count early votes before polls close

Illinois: Judge: Referendum on Aurora election law can go on March ballot

Indiana: Register to vote in Indiana with this new app

Iowa: Pate reminds Iowans of new voter ID law | Woodbury Co. special election is first test of new voter ID law

Massachusetts: Marshfield to upgrade voting equipment | Secretary of state hopeful is putting focus on voting rights | Blowback over day-after Labor Day primary | Why doesn't Massachusetts hold its state primaries earlier? | Early voting expansion proposed to include primary

Minnesota: Reality Check: Voter fraud in Minn.

Missouri: McCaskill bill addresses northern Missouri mailing quirk

Montana: Elections administrator finalists chosen

New Mexico: State agency argues against paid time off for voting

North Carolina: Durham elections worker pleads guilty to altering vote counts in 2016 primary | Local election boards in limbo following redistricting decision

North Dakota: Mandan man announces run for ND secretary of state

Ohio: Candidates outline how they'll protect Ohio from election hack | In voter purging case, Supreme Court appears divided | Supreme Court appears sympathetic to voter purge effort | Rep. Kathleen Clyde to introduce legislation to beef up elections cybersecurity | Cuyahoga Co. elections official subject of criminal investigation | Purged from rolls while deployed, Army vet demands answers | As Supreme Court hears voting case, partisan argue their sides

Oregon: Richardson rescinds election rule changes in hopes lawmakers will do it for him | Jackson Co. adds a ballot box for special election

Tennessee: NAACP wants early voting extended in Jackson Co.

Texas: Researchers find African-Americans are less likely than other Texans to have photo ID

Virginia: Official portrait of Gov. Terry McAuliffe shows him working on felon rights restoration | Roanoke registrar follows up on election district errors report | Series of bills aimed at voting laws in General Assembly

Washington: Washington residents could register on Election Day

West Virginia: Warner: 86K names removed from voter rolls in Mountain State