Joan Biskupic Scoop: Chief Justice Roberts Was For Inclusion of the Citizenship Question on the Census Before He Was Against It

Joan confirms what many of us suspected from reading the opinions in Dep’t of Commerce v. NY: Chief Justice John Roberts cast the deciding vote against President Donald Trump’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, but only after … Continue reading

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“FairVote/YouGov ‘Ranked Choice’ Poll Throws Floodlight on Better Ways to Gauge Democratic Voter Preferences in Crowded Presidential Field”

Release: A first-of-its-kind FairVote/YouGov poll of Democratic voters in the 2020 presidential race showcases the benefits of surveying through a ranked choice lens — allowing voters to rank issues and candidates in order of preference and giving greater insight into the state … Continue reading

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Breaking: Just Days After Rejecting Tennessee’s Motion to Dismiss, Federal Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Against State’s Strict Rules for Conducting Voter Registration Drives

This is a big deal, and no surprise given the earlier ruling (except that it came very quickly after the rejection of the motion to dismiss). The real question is whether the Sixth Circuit, which is becoming increasingly conservative, will … Continue reading

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While North Carolina House Democrats Were at 9/11 Ceremony, NC House Republicans Voted to Override Governor’s Veto of Budget, After Promising No Substantive Votes

Disgusting: This article describes how Cooper was there; a source on the ground tells me other Democrats were also attending a 9/11 memorial event. https://t.co/fYk9lOJIx6— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) September 11, 2019 More: While North Carolina Democrats were at a … Continue reading

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“SYMPOSIUM: Digital Disinformation and the Threat to Democracy: Information Integrity in the 2020 Elections”

Message from Ellen Weintraub: SYMPOSIUM:  Digital Disinformation and the Threat to Democracy: Information Integrity in the 2020 Elections As the technology for manipulation of information steadily advances, and malicious outsiders and foreign influence operators resort to the dissemination of false … Continue reading

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“The Constituent-Engagement Effect of Small Donor Public Financing: A Statistical Comparison of City Council (2017) and State Assembly (2018) Fundraising in New York City”

New Brennan Center study: Download the ReportRead the AppendixThis spring New York enacted an historic law committing to establish voluntary public financing for state elections. The governor and legislative leaders appointed nine commissioners to design the system by December 1. … Continue reading

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Trump, at #NC09 Rally Where Prior Election Was Scuttled Because of Election Crimes Benefitting the Republican Candidate, Complains About Non-Existent Illegal Voting in California

Pam Fessler: The most blatant example of illegal voting in recent years was in NC 9, absentee ballot fraud by GOP candidate. Other than that, there's no evidence of any widespread fraud. https://t.co/gtVPDI2Yia— pam fessler (@pamelafessler) September 10, 2019 These … Continue reading

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Trump Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Who Lied About His Reason for Including A Citizenship Question on the Census, Pressured NOAA Officials on Trump Misstatement about Alabama Hurricane

NYT: The Secretary of Commerce threatened to fire top employees at NOAA on Friday after the agency’s Birmingham office contradicted President Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit Alabama, according to three people familiar with the discussion.That threat led to an unusual, unsigned statement later … Continue reading

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“Israel election: Netanyahu fails to pass ‘racist’ bill allowing cameras at polling stations”

The Independent: Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has failed in a bid to allow cameras at polling stations during national elections, a move critics suggested was aimed at lowering Arab turnout. The legislation, put forward by Netanyahu’s Likud party just over a week before election day, … Continue reading

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