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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the launch of “Black Voices for Trump” at the Georgia World Congress Center, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

During the 2016 campaign, candidate Donald Trump stood in front of largely white crowds and asked black voters to consider, “What the hell do you have to lose?” Trump offered that same message Friday as he launched a black voters coalition in Atlanta, Georgia. 

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The 2020 election is just under a year away, and both federal and state election authorities say the threat of foreign interference is ramping up.

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President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Greenville, N.C. on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

Federal authorities have repeatedly warned about foreign influence in U.S. elections, but a core federal agency that keeps watch on elections is suddenly without any enforcement ability. We speak with Federal Election Commission Chair Ellen Weintraub.

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Illinois prisons will soon provide civics and voting rights education workshops to soon-to-be released prisoners. “In Illinois, we understand that every vote matters and every vote counts,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said at a signing ceremony Wednesday.

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A new report from a group of UIC students claims at least 450 predominantly international students received incomplete ballots or were erroneously told they were ineligible to vote in April’s student government election.

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As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 370,000 Chicago residents had cast their ballots for the city’s next mayor, treasurer and, in some wards, alderman. 

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An April 2 runoff election will determine Chicago’s next mayor, city treasurer and aldermen in more than a dozen wards across the city. Find out when and where you can cast your ballot.

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What is ranked-choice voting? And how could it have impacted Chicago’s Feb. 26 election?

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Mayoral candidates Lori Lightfoot, left, and Toni Preckwinkle give speeches Tuesday, Feb. 26 at their respective election night parties. (Photos by Tyler LaRiviere and Ashlee Rezin / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot, a political outsider, will be matched up against the ultimate insider, Toni Preckwinkle – a longtime member of the Chicago City Council who now holds the top job in Cook County. 

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Mayoral candidates Lori Lightfoot, left, and Toni Preckwinkle give speeches Tuesday, Feb. 26 at their respective election night parties. (Photos by Tyler LaRiviere and Ashlee Rezin / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Political outsider Lori Lightfoot, who was a federal prosecutor in northern Illinois, and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle were the top two vote-getters among 14 candidates in the race for mayor.

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Mayoral candidates Lori Lightfoot, left, and Toni Preckwinkle appear on “Chicago Tonight” on May 14, 2018 and Oct. 16, 2017, respectively.

Calling Tuesday’s election a referendum on the “crumbling political machine of the past,” former Chicago Police Board chair Lori Lightfoot claimed a spot in the historic mayoral runoff set for April 2.

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The push for nonpartisan elections began after the 1983 election of former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington. What it means for elections today.

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(Chicago Tonight)

More than half the ballots cast as of 6 p.m. Tuesday came from voters who were 55 or older, according to unofficial totals from the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners.

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Election day is almost upon us as the 14 mayoral candidates make their final pitches to voters.

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Early voting kicks off this week in all 50 Chicago wards.

With Chicago’s municipal election two weeks away, early voting kicked off Monday in all 50 wards. 

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You don’t have to wait till election day to cast a ballot. On Tuesday, early voting will start at the city’s downtown “super site.” Find out when and where you can cast your ballot.

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