AP: Ga. SOS Kemp, Running for Governor Against African-American Opponent, Holding 53,000 Voter Registrations (70% from African Americans) Because of Minor Discrepancies Like Missing Hyphens in Names

AP: According to records obtained from Kemp’s office through a public records request, Appling-Nunez’s application —like many of the 53,000 registrations on hold with Kemp’s office — was flagged because it ran afoul of the state’s “exact match” verification process. … Continue reading

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Breaking: Supreme Court, on 6-2 Vote, Allows North Dakota to Enforce Its Voter ID Law Address Requirement Alleged to Discriminate Against Native American Voters

Justices Ginsburg and Kagan (but surprisingly not Justice Sotomayor) dissented, citing the Purcell Principle. Justice Kavanaugh did not participate. Breaking: #SCOTUS allows North Dakota voter ID requirement, which had been enjoined during the primaries, to be enforced during the general … Continue reading

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“Commissioner Gail Heriot Statement and Rebuttal in the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ An Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States”

New on SSRN: On September 12, 2018, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights published a report entitled “An Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States.” This Statement was part of that report. It argues, among other things, … Continue reading

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“Despite Strong Headwinds, 2018 CPA-Zicklin Index Finds Company Political Disclosure Holds Steady”

Release: Public corporations embracing disclosure and accountability of their political spending are holding fast despite countervailing pressures from Washington. That’s the chief finding to emerge from a non-partisan study released today by the Center for Political Accountability (CPA) and the … Continue reading

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