If Pence-Kobach Voter Fraud Commission is Doing Any Substantive Work, It Would Be News to At Least One Democratic Commissioner

From this Think Progress piece on whether any commission members might leave the Commission given President Trump’s abhorrent comments calling some of the white supremacists marching in Charlottesville “very fine people,” is this discussion from Democratic commissioner David Dunn: “I’ve … Continue reading

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“The Voter Purge Crusade That Preceded Trump’s Sketchy Elections Commission”

Tierney Sneed for TPM: Vice President Mike Pence, leader of President Trump’s shady “Elections Integrity” commission kicked off its first meeting last month with a promise that it would have “no preconceived notions or preordained results.” But like many of its other members, commissioner … Continue reading

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“Republicans limiting early voting in Marion County, letting it bloom in suburbs”; and New Indiana Lawsuit Re Lake County Precinct Consolidation

IndyStar: State and local Republicans have expanded early voting in GOP-dominated areas and restricted it in Democratic areas, an IndyStar investigation has found, prompting a significant change in Central Indiana voting patterns. From 2008 to 2016, GOP officials expanded early voting stations … Continue reading

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“Amicus Brief: NC General Assembly’s Attempt to Entrench One-Party Power is Unconstitutional Threat to Democratic Institutions”

Release: Today, the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and Democracy North Carolina filed an amicus brief with the North Carolina Supreme Court in Cooper v. Berger, in which the state’s newly-elected Governor, Roy Cooper, is challenging the General Assembly’s … Continue reading

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“Election Officials, Homeland Security Begin to Formalize Cybersecurity Efforts”

WSJ:  Officials from a dozen states and the federal government took preliminary steps this week toward more formal cooperation regarding election-security efforts at a two-day meeting near Albany, N.Y. Attendees at the meeting Tuesday and Wednesday discussed coordinating information-sharing about … Continue reading

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“Pence’s voter fraud commission will almost certainly ‘find’ thousands of duplicate registrations that aren’t duplicates. Here’s why”

Stephen Pettigrew and Mayya Komisarchik for the Monkey Cage: Presumably, the commission will use the names and birthdays in these lists to identify potential duplicate registration records between states. That’s the method used by the Interstate Crosscheck Program pioneered by Kansas Secretary of State Kris … Continue reading

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Federal Court Affirms $1000 Fine Against Kris Kobach for Misleading Court on Voting Documents Presented to Trump

So reports Jonathan Shorman. Update: The district court’s opinion reviewing an earlier magistrate judge’s sanctions order against Kobach is here. Particularly noteworthy is the district court’s comment that SOS Kobach’s conduct “demonstrate a pattern” of misleading statements to the court … Continue reading

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