Breaking: Divided 9th Circuit Agrees to Hear AZ Ballot Harvesting Case En Banc, But J. Reinhardt Predicts Plaintiffs Will Lose

On October 30 I wrote the following post: Arizona passed a law limiting who is allowed to collect a completed absentee ballot from voters (so called “ballot harvesting”). Democrats and others filed suit claiming that the law was unconstitutional and … Continue reading

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Divided 9th Circuit Rejects Dems’ Voting Challenge to AZ “Ballot Harvesting” Law, But En Banc May Be Coming

  Arizona passed a law limiting who is allowed to collect a completed absentee ballot from voters (so called “ballot harvesting”). Democrats and others filed suit claiming that the law was unconstitutional and a Voting Rights Act violation. A divided … Continue reading

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Ohio Homeless Advocates File Emergency #SCOTUS Petition on OH Absentee/Provisional Voting Rules

You can find the petition here. From the petition: The Sixth Circuit’s decision left in place only the prohibition on requiring full and accurate completion of two fields (address and birthdate) on the absentee ID envelope. It disregarded the identical issues … Continue reading

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“Thousands of Wisconsin Absentee Ballots at Risk of Rejection”–New Lawsuit May Be Coming

Press release about another Wisconsin election issue to watch closely: Today, the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin and the Fair Elections Legal Network submitted a letter to the Wisconsin Elections Commission requesting they take swift action so thousands of … Continue reading

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Another OH Voting Rights Loss: Divided 6th Cir. Mostly Rejects Order Easing Absentee/Provisional Balloting

Over an impassioned dissent recounting the disparate racial effects of its decision, a 6th Circuit panel has voted 2-1 to mostly reject a district court order rejecting some Ohio voting rules which make it harder for voters voting absentee or with … Continue reading

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“Secretary of State: Still probing Commissioner Amos Newsome’s election”

Dothan Eagle: Alabama’s Secretary of State said Friday that his office continues to investigate absentee voter fraud irregularities in the 2013 Dothan District 2 Commission race that have already resulted in three criminal convictions. However, absent a voluntary resignation from … Continue reading

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