“Common Cause Files Complaint Against Pro-Bernie Sanders Group Our Revolution for Violating Soft Money Ban”

Release: Today, Common Cause filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging reason to believe that Our Revolution, a nonprofit political organization established by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in 2016 and now supporting his 2020 presidential campaign, violated the federal … Continue reading

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New NPR Polling Shows Americans Worried About Fairness of Upcoming Election, Election Interference from the President

New polling from NPR/News Hour/Marist shows increasing distrust in fairness of the electoral process, and worries about the President encouraging election interference (themes of my upcoming Election Meltdown book).: Weeks before the first votes of the 2020 presidential election, Americans … Continue reading

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“Revisiting Campaign Finance Regulation 10 Years After Citizens United”

Video: ACS held a panel discussion on the state of campaign finance on January 16, 2020.  Titled “Revisiting Campaign Finance Regulation 10 Years After Citizens United,” the event featured Jason Abel, Lee Goodman, Chisun Lee, and Ciara Torres-Spelliscy and was moderated by Michael Tomasky.  A decade after the … Continue reading

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Divided Fifth Circuit Rejects Argument of Dallas, Texas White Voters of Voting Rights Violation and Racial Gerrymandering; Judge Ho Partly Dissents, Seeking to Read Voting Rights Act More Strictly

You can find the opinions in Harding v. County of Dallas at this link. Judge Ho’s partial dissent is significant in that it reads the Supreme Court’s 2018 opinion in Perez v. Abbott to add new requirements for plaintiffs seeking … Continue reading

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Breaking: Supreme Court Takes Colorado and Washington Faithless Elector Cases, Teeing Up Major Issue and Possible Uncertainty in 2020 Presidential Election

The Court’s order granting and consolidating the two cases is here. From my earlier Slate piece on these cases: As Lessig explained to me, the Supreme Court “should have the opportunity to reflect on the question without it determining an … Continue reading

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Florida Governor DeSantis Tweets that Voting is a “Privilege” after State Supreme Court Backs Restrictive Interpretation of Felon Reenfranchisement Law Passed Overwhelmingly by Florida Voters

Sigh: I am pleased that @FLCourts confirms that Amendment 4 requires fines, fees & restitution be paid to victims before their voting rights may be restored. Voting is a privilege that should not be taken lightly, and I am obligated … Continue reading

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