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US midterm election to have higher than typical voter turnout, analysts say

More than 800,000 registered to vote on national voter registration day in September compared to 154,500 in 2014 With the 2018 midterm elections less than a month away, states across the US are reporting record numbers of voters registering in what is poised to be a decisive battle for Congress. The uptick in political engagement comes as Donald Trumps presidency has raised the stakes for the American electorate, energizing voters on both the left and right as they head to the polls on 6 November against a backdrop of deep-rooted…

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States fight Trump commission’s effort to gather voters’ personal data

An effort to gather voters details to prevent alleged fraud has been met with a furious backlash, as states fear an attempt at mass voter suppression An attempt by Donald Trumps letter sent to the states on Thursday, the commissions vice-chair, Kris Kobach, asked for comprehensive lists including names of voters, addresses, voting histories, party affiliation, criminal histories, military status and more. The letter did not spell out how the commission intended to use this information, but in an White House says Trump still holds unsupported voter fraud belief Another…

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