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2020 Legislative Election Results: It’s Status Quo in the States

For the visual learners out there, compare the postelection map of legislative control against the map of preelection control. Can you spot the differences? Probably not. At this point there are no changes. That is phenomenal in and of itself.

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Supreme Court Denies Prison Officers Qualified Immunity

In a very brief, unauthored opinion the U.S. Supreme Court denied qualified immunity in Taylor v. Riojas to a number of correctional officers who confined Trent Taylor to a “pair of shockingly unsanitary cells” for six days. The court didn’t hear oral argument in this case, and Justice Amy Coney Barrett didn’t participate in it. 

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Latest Results for State Legislative and Ballot Issues

Days to report? Parsing exit polls? Lawyers on the courthouse steps? Not in rural, remote New Hampshire where Dixville Notch's five voters head to the polls at midnight.

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An Ode to “I Voted” Stickers

My earliest memory of Election Day is tagging along with my mom to vote at a local church. I was maybe seven years old, and my patience while she filled out her ballot was rewarded with my very own “I Voted” sticker.

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Here and There: Who Runs Elections

I work in elections, so of course I ask my friends if they’ve voted. But I also ask, “How are you voting?” by which I mean, what method have they chosen to exercise their democratic rights. I voted by mail in Colorado, and my friends shared stories of voting early in-person in New York, by absentee ballot in South Carolina or their plans to do so in person on Election Day in Alabama.

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Category: Elections
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What Happens After the Voting Ends?

Tomorrow is Election Day—but by no means the end of election processes.

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Check In With NCSL for the Latest Election Night Results

NCSL likes to be the first to have the news about state elections. Presidential and congressional results? Others have those races amply covered. But for news from the states, NCSL is tops.

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Supreme Court Clears Way for North Carolina Ballots Received After Election to Be Counted

The Supreme Court left in place a nine-day extension to count absentee ballots in North Carolina. If North Carolina absentee ballots are postmarked on or before election day they may be counted if received up to nine days after the election.

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State Elections 2020: Gambling Ballot Measures

No surprise that 2020 has left many feeling down on their luck.

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National Bank Charter for Payments Companies Would Preempt State Authority

One of the more interesting financial services debates taking place in Washington, D.C. this year is the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) decision to accept applications from payments companies to obtain a national bank charter.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.