“Election management in the U.S. is improving: An updated Elections Performance Index from the MIT Election Data & Science Lab evaluates the 2016 election”

Electionline Weekly: States’ administration of elections overall improved by 6 percentage points between 2012 and 2016, according to the Elections Performance Index (EPI) released today by the MIT Election Data & Science Lab. As many readers will know, the index, which was developed … Continue reading

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“Georgia groups call on GOP gubernatorial nominee Brian Kemp to step down as the state’s elections chief”

WaPo: Activist groups in Georgia are calling on Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp to step down as secretary of state, a post that includes responsibility for overseeing the state’s elections. Kemp, through his campaign spokesman, has said he will not … Continue reading

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None of the Six Republican Candidates for Kansas Secretary of State Sees Voter Fraud as a Major Problem (as SOS Kobach Has Falsely Claimed)

Interesting contrast: The candidates largely agreed that voter fraud is not a systemic issue but committed themselves to enforcing the state’s election laws. They also said they want to focus on improving the less-talked-about administrative side of the office, such … Continue reading

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Breaking: Federal District Court Preliminarily Blocks Florida SOS Ruling Barring College Campus Locations as Early Voting Sites

A very thoughtful opinion granting a preliminary injunction in League of Women Voters v. Detzner. In addition to applying the Anderson-Burdick balancing test for equal protection claims, the court also applied a Twenty-Sixth Amendment  analysis, finding that the Secretary of State’s … Continue reading

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“Common Cause, the National Election Defense Coalition and Protect Democracy Support Legal Challenge to Georgia’s Insecure Voting System”

Release: Common Cause, the National Election Defense Coalition and Protect Democracy today filed an Amicus Curiae brief in support of all plaintiffs in the Curling v. Kemp lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.  The … Continue reading

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