“North Carolina elections officials will give U.S. attorney vastly fewer records than he sought in voter probe”

WaPo: Six months after a grand jury demanded millions of North Carolina voting records, state officials have announced they will release fewer than 800 voter files — a potentially significant setback for a Trump-appointed U.S. attorney who has targeted noncitizen … Continue reading

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“Trump’s DHS Guts Task Forces Protecting Elections From Foreign Meddling”

Daily Beast: Two teams of federal officials assembled to fight foreign election interference are being dramatically downsized, according to three current and former Department of Homeland Security officials. And now, those sources say they fear the department won’t prepare adequately … Continue reading

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NBER Study Finds Rhode Island Voter ID Law Depressed Turnout, Especially Among Young, Minority, Poor Voters

NBER: Effects of Photo ID Laws on Registration and Turnout: Evidence from Rhode IslandFrancesco Maria Esposito, Diego Focanti, Justine S. HastingsNBER Working Paper No. 25503Issued in January 2019NBER Program(s):Law and Economics, Public Economics, Political Economy We study the effect of photo ID laws on voting … Continue reading

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ProPublica and Lexington Herald-Leader Publish Third of 3 Devastating Articles on Kentucky Secretary of State Grimes

The Curious Case of a Kentucky Cybersecurity Contract: In the months after the 2016 elections, state election administrators spent millions of dollars investigating and addressing the cyber intrusions that had penetrated voting systems in dozens of states. Kentucky Secretary of … Continue reading

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“Texas quietly informs counties that some of the 95,000 voters flagged for citizenship review don’t belong on the list”

Texas Tribune: After flagging tens of thousands of registered voters for citizenship reviews, the Texas secretary of state’s office is now telling counties that some of those voters don’t belong on the lists it sent out.Officials in five large counties … Continue reading

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“The Blue Ribbon Commission on Pennsylvania’s Election Security Report Release”

Release: The Blue Ribbon Commission on Pennsylvania’s Election Security today released a final report recommending legislators consider bond issuances to help counties purchase voting systems with paper ballots and implement mandatory post-election audits and election emergency plans before the 2020 presidential election.In … Continue reading

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Election Security Advocates Battle the National Association of Secretaries of State over Opposition to Strengthening Voting Systems

Politico: Indiana’s top election official is refusing to release her communications with the National Association of Secretaries of State, limiting the public’s understanding of both her role and the role of NASS in squashing federal legislation to upgrade voting systems, … Continue reading

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