EAC’s Brian Newby Defends His Actions Helping His Buddy Kobach

Must-read Zach Roth for MSNBC: Newby’s move sparked instant criticism. In astatement posted online Tuesday, the panel’s lone Democratic commissioner, Vice Chair Thomas Hicks, wrote that Newby had acted “unilaterally,” and that his decision “contradicts policy and precedent established by the … Continue reading

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Woah: Lone Democratic EAC Commissioner Rejects EAC Capitulation to SOS Kobach

Following up on this post, the lone Democratic-appointed EAC Commissioner has issued this statement: http://www.eac.gov/assets/1/Documents/Statement%20by%20Commissioner%20Hicks%20NVRA%20Form%20(2-2-16)-1.pdf The Executive Director of the United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC) issued letters to the states of Kansas, Georgia, and Alabama granting the states’ request … Continue reading

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Chapin on the EAC’s Apparent Capitulation to KS SOS Kobach on Proof of Citizenship

Doug Chapin: The timing of this action is a little curious, given the prospect of renewed partisan warfare over proof-of-citizenship just as the EAC is making progress on other fronts like voting technology and election preparedness. It also isn’t clear … Continue reading

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“New Demos Report Details How Automatic Voter Registration Could Register 27 Million of America’s Missing Voters”

Release: America faces a crisis of low political participation. The current voter registration system unnecessarily burden tens of millions of potential voters–particularly people of color, young people, and people with low incomes, such that one out of four potential voters–51 … Continue reading

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