Kobach, Acting As Attorney, Asks Expert Mike McDonald About “Shit Sandwich” Tweet, Claims His Evidence Will Show Proof of Citizenship Law Prevented Up to 18,000 Noncitizens from Voting in Kansas

Kansas.com: Kobach suggested another witness was also biased. He read aloud tweets from Michael McDonald, a professor at the University of Florida, that disparaged Kobach. One tweet referenced reports that a staffer for Vice President Mike Pence had called Kobach … Continue reading

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“Texas Workforce Commission changes voter registration practices after pressure from civil rights groups”

Release:  In a change of course, effective February 21, 2018, the Texas Workforce Commission (“TWC”) will begin the process of implementing voter registration services to those served by its Vocational Rehabilitation program. The change comes after the agency received a notice from … Continue reading

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“The Price of Democracy: Splitting the bill for elections; New report from the National Conference of State Legislatures”

Electionline: This new NCSL report, “The Price of Democracy: Splitting the Bill for Elections,” is the result of two years of studying all things related to elections and costs, addressing questions such as:  What are the costs associated with running elections? … Continue reading

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“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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