Breaking: Supreme Court on 5-4 Vote Reverses District Court on Late-Arriving Absentee Ballots in Wisconsin Race. This is a Bad Sign for November in a Number of Ways.

You can read the opinion and dissent here. In some ways, it is unsurprising that the Court divided 5-4 (conservative/Republican Justices against liberal/Democratic Justices) on a question whether the emergency created by COVID-19 and the dangers of in-person voting justified … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Update: What to Expect Today and Tomorrow. NOW UPDATED with Governor Evers Cancelling in Person Voting, Another Special Legislative Session, and Likely Litigation

The Wisconsin legislature ended the special session without taking action to postpone tomorrow’s primary. There will be in-person voting tomorrow, but it is not clear how badly turnout will be down. Last I heard, all but 5 of 180 polling … Continue reading

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GOP Seeks Supreme Court Stay of Federal Court Order Extending Time for Receipt of Absentee Ballots in Wisconsin Primary Affected by Covid-19; What Will SCOTUS Do?

You can find the filing at this link. As expected the Purcell Principle plays a major role in the argument here, the idea that courts should not make last minute changes in election rules because doing so could confuse voters … Continue reading

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From Wisconsin to Georgia to North Carolina to President Trump, some Republicans seem happy with depressed voter turnout due to the pandemic. It makes me worry a lot about November.

I have written this piece for the LAT. It begins: Even in a pandemic, some Republicans are looking to suppress the vote for partisan political advantage. But the biggest power plays may come in November, and they could threaten our … Continue reading

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