“Bipartisan Policy Center to Continue Work of Presidential Commission on Election Administration”

Press release: Building on the successful efforts of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Democracy Project today announced that it will work to implement the commission’s recommendations. Tammy Patrick, a former member of the commission … Continue reading

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“New Report Shows Continued Pattern of Voting Rights Discrimination—African American, Latino, Asian American and Native American Voters More Vulnerable Than Ever”

Major new report issued by the National Commission on Voting Rights: On the anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act and a year after the Supreme Court’s Shelby County v Holder decision gutted a vital protection of the … Continue reading

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“A comprehensive investigation of voter impersonation finds 31 credible incidents out of one billion ballots cast”

Justin Levitt for WonkBlog: I’ve been tracking allegations of fraud for years now, including the fraud ID laws are designed to stop. In 2008, when the Supreme Court weighed in on voter ID, I looked at every single allegation put … Continue reading

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“Senate Rules Committee to Take Up Election Agency Nominees After Recess”

Bloomberg BNA: “The Senate Rules and Administration Committee is expected to consider two Republican nominees to the Election Assistance Commission sometime after Congress returns in September from a five-week recess. Movement toward Senate confirmation of the nominees could put the … Continue reading

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Irony Dept: Only Evidence of Voter Fraud Cited by WI Supreme Court Involves Scott Walker Supporter Committing Fraud ID Law Would Not Prevent

In both of today’s Wisconsin Supreme Court voter id cases (the NAACP case and the LWV case), the court majority includes an identical footnote to rebut the argument that there’s no good evidence of in person, impersonation voter fraud to … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Set to Issue Voter ID Ruling, Other Major Rulings, Thursday Morning–Could Moot Federal Case

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Three bolts of legal lightning — affecting union bargaining, election law and same-sex couples — will finally come down Thursday morning in what promises to be a historic day for the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Set for release … Continue reading

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