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As Coronavirus Delays Primary Season, States Weigh Expanding Absentee Voting

“Moving the country in a direction toward one hundred percent vote-by-mail at this stage I think is dangerous,” said Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, an advocacy group. Clarke worries that some people — especially voters of color — could be left out with a rapid expansion.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signs bill abolishing death penalty

Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, applauded Polis for commuting the sentences of the three death row inmates.

“The use of the death penalty in Colorado and across the country has been a failed experiment infected with serious legal errors and racial bias that run contrary to principles of fairness and justice,” she said.