Voting

Judge temporarily blocks Wisconsin Republican lame-duck laws

Man votes at booth.
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A circuit judge in Wisconsin issued an injunction on Thursday to temporarily block the lame-duck laws that the GOP-controlled state legislature passed in December to limit the powers of incoming Democrats Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul, per the AP.

Between the lines: Democrats have been calling the lame-duck laws — which would impact Evers’ ability to implement campaign promises — a “power grab.” Some of the measures in the law could have repercussions beyond Evers’ term, too, such as one measure that limits early voting, which often draws voters who lean Democratic.

Estonia's huge online voting tally

A woman votes online in Estonia in 2011.
A woman votes online in Estonia. Photo: Raigo Pajula/AFP/Getty Images

In Estonia's parliamentary elections this month, nearly half of the votes cast were submitted online.

Details: The country allows its citizens to vote online during a 6-day window before election day, reports Kalev Aasmae for ZDNet. Estonians cast 247,232 "i-votes," or "internet votes," during that time, using their national ID cards and PINs.

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