In Extensive Opinion, Federal District Court Holds Unconstitutional Florida Rule Dictating Ballot Order of Candidates Based on Winner of Governor’s Race

Based on social science of the “primacy effect” giving candidates listed first on the ballot a benefit, a federal district court has struck down Florida’s law dictating ballot order of candidates based on the winner of the last governor’s race … Continue reading

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“Next secretary of state wants to get rid of Mississippi’s Jim Crow-era election law”

Clarion Ledger: Secretary of State-elect Michael Watson says he will push to change Mississippi’s controversial two-part election process for statewide candidates. “I’m definitely supportive of moving away from the current system,” the Republican state senator told the Clarion Ledger Tuesday as he discussed … Continue reading

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“Emails Show Trump Officials Consulted With GOP Strategist On Citizenship Question”

NPR: A prominent GOP redistricting strategist had direct communication with an adviser to the Trump administration concerning the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census, newly released emails show….The administration’s now-former adviser on census issues, Mark Neuman, however, … Continue reading

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“The Cybersecurity 202: Election vendors should be vetted for security risks, says watchdog group”

WaPo: The federal government should start vetting companies that sell election systems as seriously as it does defense contractors and energy firms, a top election security group argues in a proposal out this morning.Under the proposal from New York University’s Brennan Center … Continue reading

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Bevin Supporter Fishing for Voter Fraud Evidence They Don’t Have Through Robocalls That May Mislead Voters Into Thinking They Are Coming from Kentucky Board of Elections

Courier Journal: Conservative political activist Frank Simon, a longtime supporter of Gov. Matt Bevin, is sending robocalls asking Kentuckians to report suspicious activity or voter fraud to the State Board of Elections before Nov. 14 — the day of Bevin’s requested recanvass.Bevin finished … Continue reading

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