CNN reported Sunday that Trump administration officials are discussing the possibility of asking visitors to disclose all "websites and social media sites they visit, and to share the contacts in their cell phones." According to the report, visitors could be denied entry to the U.S. should they fail to share such information.

On Saturday, a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association tweeted that the process was already happening.

Context: The Obama administration previously approved asking visitors to voluntarily hand over social media information, but never made it mandatory. A government source confirmed to Politico last year that those traveling on a visa waiver program were given an "optional" request to enter information associated with their online presence." At the time, groups such as the ACLU said the Administration needed to tighten their language around the use of information requested.

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in Wilmington, Delaware, on Monday. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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Why it matters: President Trump's re-election campaign reported having $63.1 million in the bank at the end of last month, as campaigning enters the final stretch ahead of Election Day on Nov. 3.

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An absentee ballot election worker stuffs ballot applications at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections office in Charlotte, North Carolina, in September. Photo: Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images

North Carolina can accept absentee ballots that are postmarked Nov. 3, Election Day, until Nov. 12, a federal appeals court decided Tuesday in a 12-3 majority ruling.

Why it matters: The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling against state and national Republican leaders settles a lawsuit brought by a group representing retirees, and it could see scores of additional votes counted in the key battleground state.