Breaking: U.S. Election Assistance Commission May Be Back with Commissioners Soon

President Obama just announced two nominations for the U.S. Assistance Commission. Matthew Masterson and Christy McCormick are Republican-chosen nominees to join the two nominees from the Democrats, Thomas Hicks and Myrna Perez. The EAC was created as part of the … Continue reading

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Now True the Vote Seeks Restraining Order Against MS Republican Party in #MSSEN Contoversy

Press release via email: True the Vote (TTV), the nation’s leading voters’ rights and election integrity organization, today filed a motion with the Jackson Division of the U.S. District Court, requesting temporary restraining order and injunctive relief be issued against the … Continue reading

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“Students Joining Battle to Upend Laws on Voter ID; College Students Claim Voter ID Laws Discriminate Based on Age”

NYT: Civil rights groups have spent a decade fighting requirements that voters show photo identification, arguing that this discriminates against African-Americans, Hispanics and the poor. This week in a North Carolina courtroom, another group will make its case that such … Continue reading

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65 Ways to Improve Our Democracy

Today the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Political Reform rolled out its recommendations and report today on strengthening American democracy.   Academics are usually on the outside looking in for such processes, but I was lucky enough to serve as one … Continue reading

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Conservative “Election Observers” in Mississippi May Be Meant to Intimidate Democratic Voters in Cochran-McDaniel Race

The NY Times reports: [Conservative] groups will deploy observers in areas where Mr. Cochran is recruiting Democrats, Mr. Cuccinelli said. J. Christian Adams, a former Justice Department official and conservative commentator who said he was advising the effort, described the … Continue reading

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