Doom-scrolling much? Nearly 70% of Americans report feeling stressed about politics. We're sleepless and irritable, and our heads hurt. Here's how some of your fellow citizens are coping.
NPR PoliticsHas election stress got you down? Nearly 70% of Americans in a recent study said the 2020 election is a significant source of stress in their lives.
Here are 4 ways to keep calm heading into Election Day.
In swing states, where the margins of victory are likely to be close, rules that prohibit counting ballots before Election Day may mean it takes hours or days before a winner is declared.
NPR PoliticsState law in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin doesn't allow election officials to process or count mail-in ballots until Election Day.
Those rules may mean it takes hours or days after the polls close before a winner is declared.
NPR PoliticsThe Commission on Presidential Debates has removed the plexiglass barriers between President Trump and Joe Biden, according to NBC News.
The commission cited Trump testing negative for the coronavirus and said it had consulted with Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Democrats boycotted the vote, pointing to what they called the damage she would do to health care, and reproductive and voting rights, and the fact the vote took place amid the presidential election.
NPR PoliticsRepublicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination this morning.
Democrats boycotted the vote, arguing Barrett's confirmation would threaten "health care, reproductive freedoms, [and] the ability to vote."
NPR PoliticsRepublicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination this morning, bringing President Trump's nominee within striking distance of confirmation.
The full Senate is expected to vote on her confirmation Monday
Cybersecurity experts say the origin of the messages remains unknown and may be the product of a foreign disinformation effort.
NPR PoliticsVoters in Alaska and Florida have reported receiving emails from an unknown sender who claims to have some of their personal information and who has threatened the voters to vote for President Trump "or else."
The problem isn't with the results taking a little while to tabulate, experts say. The problem is with conspiracy theories that pop up as a result.
NPR PoliticsIt's possible — because some rules have changed, and some haven't — that Nov. 3 could come and go without a clear answer as to who the next president will be.
NPR PoliticsThis is false.
Official results have never been completely tabulated and certified on election night.
And because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, changes to voting rules mean the results may take longer. That doesn't mean there's a problem. n.pr/35zTBTXtwitter.com/realDonaldTrum…
The state's voter rolls have grown by nearly 2 million since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in 2013, but polling locations have been cut by almost 10%.
NPR PoliticsGeorgia's voter rolls have grown by nearly 2 million since 2013 — yet polling places have been cut by almost 10%.
This has primarily caused long lines in nonwhite areas where voter registration has surged and more votes are cast in person on Election Day.
Hundreds of thousands of mail-in ballots could be rejected because of small mistakes. Many groups are rushing to help voters "cure" their ballots so they can be counted.
NPR PoliticsMore than 11,500 Florida ballots so far need to be "cured" — or have minor problems fixed — and the number is expected to rise much higher as an avalanche of mail-in ballots arrives there and in election offices across the U.S.
NPR PoliticsMichigan's governor, who the FBI says was targeted by a foiled kidnapping plot, accused the president of fanning the flames of domestic terrorism when he didn't put a stop to chants of "lock her up!" that erupted during a rally in her home state