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Politics in Brief - August 13 2018

NOT EVERY VOTE WILL BE COUNTED IN PA THIS NOVEMBER

Over 2,000 absentee ballots cast by PENNSYLVANIA voters in the November election likely won’t be counted, according to local election officials. The problem, they say, is that outdated election laws have set timelines so compressed that last-minute voters have virtually no chance of submitting their ballots in time to be counted using standard mail delivery. (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER)

 

TOUGH TERM-LIMITS MEASURE APPROVED FOR NOVEMBER BALLOT

A proposal to limit ARKANSAS lawmakers to three two-year terms in the House, two four-year terms in the Senate and 10 years overall has been approved for the state’s November ballot. If the measure is approved by voters, the state would have the strictest legislative term-limits in the nation, with the current holders of that title, Oklahoma and California, allowing lawmakers to serve a maximum of 12 years. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

 

AL CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE TARGETED BY RUSSIAN HACKERS

Tabitha Isner, the Democratic candidate for ALABAMA’s 2nd Congressional District this November, said last week that Russian hackers apparently made over a thousand attempts to obtain access to her campaign website last month. The attacks were discovered after the campaign’s web hosting company reported a surge in traffic to the site around the time of the Republican primary runoff for the 22nd District on July 17. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

 

-- Compiled by KOREY CLARK