Michael Patrick Leahy

Michael Patrick Leahy

Articles by Michael Patrick Leahy

Tourist Voter Registration Illegal in Georgia, but Prosecution Is Rare

Temporary “tourist voter registration” is illegal under Georgia law, but only one person has been convicted of false registration since 2011 and Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has said he will not call a special session of the state legislature to address the apparent loophole before two critical U.S. Senate runoff elections on January 5.


Minnesota Polls Tighten in Both the Presidential and Senate Races

Two new polls released on Thursday show that the race for Minnesota’s ten electoral college votes between President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden, as well as the U.S. Senate race in that state between Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) and GOP challenger Jason Lewis in Minnesota are both tightening just days before election day.

US President Donald Trump speaks during a "Great American Comeback" rally at Bemidji Regional Airport in Bemidji, Minnesota, on September 18, 2020. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Poll: Virginia Now a Battleground State As Biden Lead over Trump Plunges to 5 Points

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s lead over President Donald Trump in Virginia has plunged to just five points among likely voters, putting the state back in the “battleground” category, according to a poll released Thursday by the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University.

FILE - In this combination of file photos, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del., on March 12, 2020, left, and President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington on April 5, 2020. (AP Photo, File)

Poll: Joe Biden and Donald Trump Statistically Tied in Florida

President Donald Trump and Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden are statistically tied in the key battleground state of Florida according to a poll released by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI) on Tuesday.

US President Donald Trump gestures after a rally at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida to officially launch his 2020 campaign on June 18, 2019. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)