2020 election News

Voting System Firm Files $1.3B Defamation Lawsuit Against Pro-Trump Lawyer Powell

Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit against lawyer Sidney Powell on Friday, seeking at least $1.3 billion for Powell’s “wild accusations” that the company rigged the presidential election for Joe Biden. “Dominion brings this action to set the record …

Insurance Leaders Among Those Urging Congress to Certify Biden Win Without Delay

Several leaders of the insurance industry joined nearly 200 New York corporate executives in a letter urging members of Congress to certify the election of Joe Biden as President without delay this week and support a smooth transition of power. …

Voter-Approved Mississippi Medical Marijuana Program Threatened by Lawsuit

A court fight threatens to block a Mississippi medical marijuana program before the program even gets started. Voters on Nov. 3 approved a medical marijuana initiative by a wide margin – about 58%, according to certified results. The initiative amends …

Deadlines Set by Mississippi Supreme Court in State Medical Marijuana Battle

The Mississippi Supreme Court is setting deadlines for attorneys to file arguments in a mayor’s lawsuit that questions the legitimacy of the medical marijuana initiative that voters approved by a wide margin. Initiative 65 requires the state Health Department to …

Mississippi Voters Approve Statewide Medical Marijuana Program

The Mississippi Department of Health has been working around the clock to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the agency will be responsible for starting a statewide medical marijuana program within the next nine months. Uncertified election results show 74% …

Causey Re-Elected as North Carolina Insurance Commissioner

Incumbent Mike Causey, a Republican, has defeated Democrat Wayne Goodwin in the third rematch between the two candidates for the position of North Carolina Insurance Commissioner. The Associated Press reported Wednesday night that Causey beat Goodwin with 52% of the …

Delaware Elects Incumbent Insurance Commissioner Navarro to Second Term

Delaware’s incumbent insurance commissioner Trinidad Navarro has been elected to a second term, beating out opponent Dr. Julia Pillsbury with roughly 60% of the votes, according to New York Times data. Pillsbury was the candidate for the Republican party in …

Threat of U.S. Insurance Regulatory Crackdown Fades Without Democratic ‘Blue Wave’

Insurers appear to have dodged a revival of strict regulations and policy upheavals after an anticipated Democratic “Blue Wave,” which would have allowed progressives to push for broad reforms, failed to materialize on Wednesday, said industry executives. The U.S. presidential …

Candidates in Hotly Contested North Carolina Insurance Race Talk Scandal, Priorities

The race for the next North Carolina Insurance Commissioner features two familiar faces to state voters in what is a three-peat showdown featuring Republican Mike Causey and Democrat Wayne Goodwin. Causey, the incumbent, bested the two-term former commissioner Goodwin in …

What P/C Insurance Industry Can Expect If Biden Wins or If Trump Is Re-Elected

If Republican President Donald Trump wins re-election, the property/casualty insurance industry is not likely to see much change from the status quo in Washington. If Democrat Joe Biden wins the presidency, however, the P/C insurance industry can expect a flurry …