“Suit claims Georgia voter registration violates federal law”: No one can vote in Osoff-Handel Unless Registered in March

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: A Washington-based advocacy group has filed a federal lawsuit accusing Georgia of violating federal law by reducing the amount of time residents have to register to vote. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law filed the complaint … Continue reading

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Nevada Secretary of State, Department of Motor Vehicles Spar over SOS’s Allegations of Voter Fraud

Nevada Independent: Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske said she’s launching a voter fraud probe after discovering evidence that “noncitizens” cast ballots in the 2016 election. Cegavske’s office didn’t immediately answer additional questions about the alleged illegal votes, including how … Continue reading

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“Federal Court Denies Motion to Dismiss NAACP LDF’s Lawsuit Against Discriminatory Alabama Voter ID Law”

Release: A federal court today denied a motion to dismiss a challenge to Alabama’s discriminatory voter ID law brought by plaintiffs represented by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. The ruling comes in the case of Greater Birmingham … Continue reading

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Federal Court in TX Voter ID Case Will Address Discriminatory Intent Claim in “Due Course,” Will Await Ruling on Remedies

From today’s order (via Josh Gerstein): Having heard re-argument, this Court intends to issue its new opinion on whether SB 14 was passed with a discriminatory intent in violation of the Voting Rights Act at its earliest convenience and in … Continue reading

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Huge North Carolina Voting Case, and Motion to Withdraw Cert. Petition, Taken Off #SCOTUS Conference Docket Again

Super interesting. Second time it is being rescheduled.  I explained what was supposed to happen tomorrow here. The governor and AG of North Carolina want to withdraw the petition and the Legislature does not. Something is going on behind the … Continue reading

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“Voting Rights Advocates Announce Agreement with State of Nevada to Modernize Voter Registration Opportunities”

Release: Voting rights advocates and Nevada officials announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to streamline and modernize voter registration opportunities through the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Demos, Project Vote, the American Civil … Continue reading

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New Paper Casts Doubt on Hajnal et al Finding Strict Voter ID Laws Suppress Democratic Votes

Grimmer, Hersh, Meredith, Mummolo, and Nall have posted “Comment on ‘Voter Identification Laws and the Suppression of Minority Votes.’” Here is the abstract: To study how voter identification laws affect participation in elections, Hajnal, Lajevardi and Nielson (2017) examines validated … Continue reading

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NC Gov, AG File Reply Brief Arguing #SCOTUS Should Dismiss Cert. Petition in Controversial Voting Case

Brief: All of the petitioners in this case have moved to withdraw the pending petition. Thus, under normal operation of this Court’s rules, the petition should be dismissed. See S. Ct. R. 46.2(a). Seeking to derail this ministerial process, the … Continue reading

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