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Parson says for Missourians to pick safety over voting if they’re concerned

Missouri’s Republican Gov. Mike Parson said Missourians should stay home rather than vote in Tuesday’s local elections if they feel at risk because of the coronavirus. “I hope people feel safe to go out and vote, but if they don’t, ...

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Elections: Constitutional Amendment-Initiative Petition

Plaintiff appealed from the adverse judgment in her petition for relief to challenge the official ballot title for a proposed constitutional amendment by initiative petition. Plaintiff challenged the language of the Secretary of State’s summary statements for the initiative petitions ...

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Elections: Voter Identification- Enforcement- Insufficient Appropriation

Where appellants sued the state challenging the enforcement of the personal-identification requirements of a voter-identification law, judgment as a matter of law for the state is reversed and remanded because the appellants’ petition sufficiently pleaded the insufficiency of the state’s ...

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Poll finds partisan divide in concerns for election security

With the midterm elections less than a month away, a strong majority of Americans are concerned the nation’s voting systems might be vulnerable to hackers, according to a poll released Wednesday. That is roughly unchanged from concerns about election security ...

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Elections: Initiative Petition- Extraordinary Circumstances- Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

The parties cross-appealed from the circuit court’s judgment, which accepted two challenges plaintiffs levied against the validity of an initiative petition to amend Article III of the Missouri Constitution and rejected the other challenges. Plaintiffs successfully argued that the petition ...

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Elections: Initiative Petition- Certification- Signatures in Support

Plaintiff appealed the dismissal of his petition to compel the Missouri Secretary of State to decertify a medical marijuana-initiative petition, arguing that signatures in support were not properly collected, alleging “thousands of individuals…signed [the petition] while not in the presence ...

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Elections: Voter ID Laws- Residential vs. Mailing Address- Stay of Injunction

The North Dakota Secretary of State moved for a stay of an injunction issued by the district court enjoining enforcement of North Dakota’s voter ID law, requiring the secretary deem voters qualified if the voter presents a current mailing address ...

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