Deep Dive from WaPo: “North Carolina election-fraud investigation centers on operative with criminal history who worked for GOP congressional candidate”

WaPo: The possibility that November’s vote will be tossed out has prompted an eruption of partisan accusations. The case is politically fraught for Republicans, who in North Carolina and across the country have pushed for voter-identification laws and other restrictions … Continue reading

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“Changes to early voting, Wisconsin presidential primary would cost taxpayers millions under GOP plan”

Patrick Marley for the Journal-Sentinel: Voting changes Republican lawmakers are considering passing Tuesday would cost taxpayers millions of dollars — and perhaps far more than believed just a few days ago. In their lame-duck session, GOP lawmakers hope to limit early voting to two … Continue reading

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Lame Duck Wisconsin Legislature May Cut Early Voting Before Democratic Governor Comes In, But Such Legislation May Be Barred by Existing Court Order

Republican lawmakers hope to hold a hearing Monday and vote Tuesday on bills moving Wisconsin's presidential primary, limiting the new governor's power and paring back early voting. They have yet to make these bills (and others under consideration) public. — … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Will Consider Whether to Take Major Montana Campaign Contributions Case at Its January 4 Conference, A Case Which Could Pave the Way for Killing Federal Campaign Contribution Limits

According to the docket.  It could also be when the Court considers whether to take the Austin campaign finance case. As I wrote in Slate back in September: As Common Cause’s Steve Spaulding notes, “Kavanaugh himself acknowledges in the docs that he’s … Continue reading

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As Democrats Gain Control Over Election Arenas, Republican Legislative Bodies (Some Lame Duck) Consider Removing Their Jurisdiction or Power

It may be happening in Michigan to incoming Democratic SOS Jocelyn Benson, in Arizona to Maricopa County recorder Adrian Fontes, and in Wisconsin to take away incoming Democratic governor Tony Evers’ role in approving the next round of redistricting. It’s … Continue reading

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“New clues link $1 million Trump inauguration mystery money to secretive ‘dark money’ network”

Open Secrets: Notorious “dark money” conduit Wellspring Committee gave $14.8 million to the primary spender on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation and paid $919,900 to the mysterious LLC that made a $1 million donation to President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, according … Continue reading

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