Kenny Stancil, staff writer

Kenny Stancil

Kenny Stancil is a staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow him on Twitter: @kenny_stancil

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Michael Duve places mail-in ballots into trays in the sorting room at the Orange County Supervisor of Elections office on October 26, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo: Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, November 03, 2020
'To Ensure That No Ballots Have Been Held Up,' Federal Judge Orders Sweeps of USPS Facilities, Rushed Delivery of Mail-In Votes
In a late-breaking, widely praised Election Day ruling, a federal judge ordered U.S. Postal Service inspectors in several states to conduct sweeps of processing facilities between 12:30 and 3:00 pm ET in an effort to "ensure that no ballots have been held up and that any identified ballots are...
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Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gathered in a Long Island parking lot before driving together as part of a caravan on October 18, 2020 in Seaford, New York. (Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, November 03, 2020
Election Security Experts Warn of Voter Intimidation as 'Trump Train' Caravans Plan to Pass Through Polling Sites
Supporters of President Donald Trump have used Facebook to plan a plethora of so-called "Trump Train" caravans—some of which are expected to pass through or end at polling sites—around the United States on Election Day, a development that experts say raises concerns about election security, voter...
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Members of the Oath Keepers, a right-wing paramilitary group, traveled to Louisville, Kentucky on September 24, 2020, where they clashed with demonstrators protesting the lack of criminal charges in the police killing of Breonna Taylor. (Photo: Jeff Dean/AFP via Getty Images) News
Monday, November 02, 2020
Warning 'Wannabe Fascists,' Philly DA Says People Dressing 'Up Like G.I. Joe' to Intimidate Voters Will Be Prosecuted
Philadelphia's Democratic district attorney Larry Krasner is warning armed, so-called "poll watchers" to stay away from the city's voting precincts unless they want to find themselves explaining to a jury why they "thought it was okay to come to Philly and steal our votes." "If you want to dress up...
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The White House is seen on June 5, 2020 through several layers of security fencing and barricades that were erected amid demonstrations over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in late May. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) News
Monday, November 02, 2020
Turning White House Into a 'Fortress'? Federal Agents to Install 'Non-Scalable' Fence Just Before Election Day
Federal authorities are reportedly planning to erect a "non-scalable" fence around the entire perimeter of the White House on Monday as law enforcement officials, including 250 national guardsmen put on standby, prepare for possible protests in the aftermath of Election Day. NBC News White House...
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Firefighters and paramedics assist confirmed Covid-19 positive patients on October 26, 2020 in Glen Burnie, Maryland. (Photo: Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images) News
Friday, October 30, 2020
As Covid-19 Infections Skyrocket, House Report Slams Trump's Pandemic Response as Among "Worst Failures of Leadership" in U.S. History
One day after the United States reported a record high of more than 90,400 Covid-19 cases in a 24-hour period—equivalent to one new infection every second —the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis on Friday denounced President Donald Trump's disastrous response to the pandemic,...
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At least 17 people received medical treatment for heat-related illnesses during U.S. President Donald Trump's packed campaign rally in Tampa, Florida on Thursday, October 29, 2020. (Photo: Screenshot/HuffPost video) News
Friday, October 30, 2020
Days After Hypothermia Fiasco, Add Heat Stroke to 'Things You Can Get at a Trump Rally': Supporters Hospitalized During Event in Florida
"Trump is just going around the country giving people Covid-19, hypothermia, and heat strokes." That is how one observer summarized the mounting consequences stemming from President Donald Trump's increasingly dangerous rallies following reports of at least a dozen attendees suffering from heat-...
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"The largest canine native to North America, gray wolves were once common throughout more than two-thirds of the lower 48 states," before being "nearly wiped out in the mid-20th century due to habitat loss and deliberate eradication efforts," Environment America explained in a statement released on Thursday, October 29, 2020. (Photo: Dennis Fast/VWPics/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) News
Thursday, October 29, 2020
'We Will See Them in Court': Howls of Protest and Lawsuit Promised as Trump Takes Wolves Off Endangered Species List
Immediately following the Trump administration's decision to remove endangered species protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 states—a move that wolf recovery and biodiversity advocates condemned as unlawful as well as " premature and reckless "—a coalition of conservation groups on Thursday...
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U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wa.) argues that Google and Facebook's "unfair and abusive practices of taking publishers' online content without proper compensation, diverting user traffic away from local news websites, and using formats like Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) to obtain data about local news consumers" are decimating the local journalism industry. (Photo Illustration: Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Senator's Report Finds Google and Facebook Have 'Hijacked' Local News and Undermined Journalism
The "unfair market practices" of technology giants Google and Facebook have decimated local journalism, threatening "America's most trusted news sources," according to a new report from the office of Sen. Maria Cantwell. The Washington state Democrat published the report (pdf) on Tuesday, one day...
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Senior Adviser to the President Jared Kushner listens to U.S. President Donald Trump speak with members of the coronavirus task force during a briefing in response to the Covid-19 pandemic on Thursday, April 2, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) News
Thursday, October 29, 2020
As Covid-19 Soars Ahead of Election, Tapes Reveal Kushner Bragging About How Trump Wrestled Response 'Back From the Doctors'
As Covid-19 infection rates across the United States break records less than a week before Election Day, newly released tapes reveal how President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, privately bragged in mid-April that the president had successfully undermined the public...
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The Voice of America building is pictured in Washington, D.C. on Monday, July 13, 2020. (Photo: Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
'Stuff of Tinpot Dictatorships': Trump Appointee Denounced for Move to Turn US Media Agency Into Mouthpiece for State 'Propaganda'
President Donald Trump's head of the U.S. Agency for Global Media faced growing calls for his ouster on Wednesday after announcing earlier this week the repeal of a "firewall" regulation insulating journalists working for publicly-funded news outlets overseas from the editorial dictates of...
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