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Pallets filled with mail-in ballots for Washington and Oregon sit in a Portland, Ore., Postal Service processing and distribution center on Oct. 14, 2020.

Numbers tell the story: Last year's election rules should be the new normal

McDonald is an associate professor of political science at the University of Florida and runs the U.S. Elections Project, which maintained a comprehensive database on 2020 voting methods and turnout in every state.

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Former Sen. Kelly Loeffler is launching an organization focused on turning out convervative voters, modeled on the group created by fellow Georgian Stacey Abrams.

Georgia Republicans divide on how tough to get with new voting curbs

Complex Republican maneuvering over the future of election rules and voting rights in Georgia, newly one of the nation's premier battlegrounds, is headed to another level this week.

The first vote could come as soon as Tuesday, on an expansive GOP package designed to make it much harder to cast a ballot — mainly by ending early voting the Sunday before Election Day, limiting drop boxes and requiring proof of identification along with every absentee ballot application.

But while a state House committee prepared to advance the bill along party lines, the leaders of the Republican-run General Assembly signaled their demand for a more modest approach, fearing that making it too difficult to vote would backfire by generating a huge Democratic response ahead of highly competitive elections for governor and senator next year.

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Rep. James Clyburn is right that our electoral systems don't serve the interest of minority representation. But he misdiagnoses the problem, writes Eckam.

The problem for representative diversity isn't runoffs, it's single-winner elections

Eckam is a Texas software developer, graphic designer and the author of "Beyond Two Parties: Why America Needs a Multiparty System and How We Can Have It" (self-published, 2019).

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States should continue offering voters options like early voting, writes LaRoque.

Time to make sure voting remains easy again in 2022

LaRoque volunteers for the Election Reformers Network, a group of international election specialists who promote electoral improvements in the United States. A past election observer in 10 foreign countries, she was on an international team that monitored the November presidential election.

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