10th Circuit May (or May Not) Side with States Over Federal Government in Voting Dispute Because the EAC Has No Commissioners [Updated]

According to an early AP report. This would not be a surprising result and would save the 10th Circuit from having to deal with the difficult constitutional question of where Congress’s power to set the “manner” of Congressional elections ends … Continue reading

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RNLA Issues Response to Bauer-Ginsberg; Praises Some Parts But Not Push for Early Voting

The report and the press release.  From the executive summary: While RNLA agrees with a majority of PCEA’s recommendations, we caution against the Commission’s recommendation that states embrace expanded early voting as a solution to the systemic election administration problems … Continue reading

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Big News from Federal Court: Republican States May Soon Demand Proof of Citizenship for Voting in Federal Elections

Today a federal court decided Kobach v. United States Election Assistance Commission.The upshot of this opinion, if it stands on appeal, is that states with Republican legislatures and/or Republican chief election officials are likely to require documentary proof of citizenship … Continue reading

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“Power play: Federal ruling forbids states from checking voters’ citizenship”

Washington Times: “A federal commission rejected three states’ requests to ask voters for proof of citizenship, issuing a complex decision Friday that said it’s up to the national government, not the states, to decide what to include on registration forms.” … Continue reading

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Election Assistance Commission Issues Controversial Decision Without Commissioners and Approaching Midnight Deadline

In an ongoing dispute between the federal government and the states of Arizona and Kansas over voter registration (which already earlier made it to the Supreme Court), the U.S. Election Assistance Commission issued a decision only minutes before a court-imposed … Continue reading

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“Brennan Center Challenges Kansas and Arizona Voter Registration Restrictions”

Press release: “The League of Women Voters of the United States and the organization’s Kansas and Arizona affiliates today joined a lawsuit arguing the new laws requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote in these states violate federal law.” … Continue reading

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