Day: October 15, 2020

Groups file lawsuit after Virginia state websites shut down for hours on last day of voter registration

An accidentally severed fiber-optic cable in Virginia effectively shut down most of the state’s online voter registration on its last day Tuesday, prompting voter advocates to file a lawsuit in federal court seeking an extension of the deadline that they argue thousands of voters missed because of the disruption. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) said most …

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Virginia’s online voter registration portal is back online after fiber optic ‘inadvertently’ cut

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia’s online voter registration system went down Tuesday for most of the day, on the last day of registration for this year’s election, after a Verizon fiber optic cable was “inadvertently” cut, the Virginia Information Technologies Agency says. Just before 3:30 p.m., the Virginia Department of Elections reported that the portal was …

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