2020 Election

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After President Donald Trump told a hate group to “stand back and stand by,” some Presidential debate viewers wondered if there should be any more debates this year. Connecticut political insiders and observers' views differ on what needs to change.

Voting stickers for election
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The fateful year 2020 is rapidly running out. It’s time to stop obsessing and whining and making futile guesses about the COVID virus, and start obsessing and whining and making futile guesses about the presidential election.

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House Democrats call the U.S. to reaching 200,000 COVID-19 related deaths a “grim milestone,” and are continuing to urge Republicans to work with them to pass another federal coronavirus relief package.

In this Feb. 26, 2020 file photo, using both the English and Spanish language, a sign points potential voters to an official polling location during early voting in Dallas.
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Connecticut election officials and the state bar association are recruiting lawyers and law school students to volunteer as poll workers in the upcoming election.

Katrina McKelvin of New London, Conn. on Aug. 6, 2020 deposits her absentee ballot for the Aug. 11 primary in a special box that has been set up outside the New London City Hall.
Susan Haigh / Associated Press

Election officials in Connecticut’s towns and cities learned several lessons after the state’s primary election on what to expect for the upcoming general election. Most had to do with how absentee ballots were handled.