“Election Security in All 50 States”–New CAP Report and Big Monday Event

Center for American Progress: By Danielle Root, Liz Kennedy, Michael Sozan, and Jerry Parshall  In 2016, America’s elections were targeted by a foreign nation-state intent on infiltrating and manipulating our electoral system. On September 22, 2017, it was reported that the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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Breaking: 4th Circuit, on 2-1 Vote, Grants Emergency Stay in North Carolina Judicial Primaries Case, Raising Potential for Some Election Confusion

Here’s what I reported on Jan. 31: Federal District Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Barring NC Legislature’s Elimination of Partisan Primaries for Electing State Appeals and State Supreme Court Judges Posted on January 31, 2018 12:06 pm by Rick Hasen You can find the … Continue reading

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Federal District Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Barring NC Legislature’s Elimination of Partisan Primaries for Electing State Appeals and State Supreme Court Judges

You can find the opinion here. In light of the state apparently offering no reason at all for why it made this change as to appellate judges, the federal court’s decision makes a lot of sense. It might be a … Continue reading

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Crosscheck Watch: “Eighth State Quietly Quit Free Anti-Voter-Fraud Program Over Security Concerns and ‘Unreliable’ Results”

Gizmodo: The State of Kentucky has pulled out of the Interstate Crosscheck System, Gizmodo has learned, making it the eighth state to quit the program so far—even though it cost nothing to participate. A source with direct knowledge of the … Continue reading

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“Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Files New Lawsuit Against Trump Administration For Concealing Its Actions to Engage DOJ and DHS in Work of Commission on Election Integrity”

Release: The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law on Friday filed a lawsuit against the Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Homeland Security (DHS) for blocking the public release of information related to their efforts to investigate unfounded claims of … Continue reading

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“Kris Kobach’s Office Leaks Last 4 Social Security Digits of Nearly Every Kansas Lawmaker and Thousands of State Employees, Including Kris Kobach”

Gizmodo: This is started to just get sad. Prior to receiving notice from Gizmodo this morning, Kris Kobach’s office was leaking sensitive information belonging to thousands of state employees, including himself and nearly every member of the Kansas state legislature. … Continue reading

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Banana Republic Dept: Wisconsin Senate Republicans Aim to Remove Civil Servants Next at Government Ethics and Election Commissions

Patrick Marley: Republican state senators Tuesday denied the confirmations of the directors of Wisconsin’s ethics and elections commissions — and the leader of the state Senate said he hoped to remove two civil servants at those agencies next. Senate Majority … Continue reading

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“Arguments in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute – What’s a state to do?”

David Becker: So again, Justice Breyer’s question reflects what states have been going through with regard to list maintenance. Despite the false choice often presented by partisans, states don’t want a list maintenance procedure that’s overbroad, leading to false positives … Continue reading

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