Federal Court Rejects DNC Voting Rights Act Challenge to Arizona Rules About Counting Ballots Cast in Wrong Precinct, Prohibiting Most Collection of Absentee Ballots

You can find the 83-page opinion at this link. Near the end of the opinion, the court rejects treating race as party proxy argument: Based on the totality of the circumstances, Plaintiffs have not shown that the legislature enacted H.B. … Continue reading

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Breaking and Analysis: Divided 5th Circuit Rejects Latest Challenge to Texas’s Voter ID Law, But Prospect for Further Litigation Remains

You can find a majority opinion by Judge Jones, concurring opinion by Judge Higginbotham, and dissenting opinion by Judge Graves in Veasey v. Abbott at this link. In what I consider to be a fundamentally disingenuous analysis by 5th Circuit … Continue reading

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“Georgia Republicans are trying to eliminate Sunday voting to suppress black turnout”

Kira Lerner: Georgia Republicans are advancing a bill through the state legislature that would suppress African-American turnout by eliminating Sunday voting and cutting the hours that polls are open in Atlanta. The bill, SB 363, would force polls in the majority African American … Continue reading

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In Strange, Unanimous Unpublished Opinion, 11th Circuit Revives Common Cause’s Voter Purge Case Against Georgia

The district court had dismissed Common Cause’s claim that Georgia’s voter purge law violated the NVRA and the First Amendment. Today, the Eleventh Circuit, in a brief, unpublished opinion, sent the case back and told the trial court to reconsider … Continue reading

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Released Emails Show Coordination Between DOJ and Pence-Kobach Fraud Commission over Voter Fraud Allegations, with Communications Between John Gore and EAC’s Christy McCormick

TPM: The chair of the Republican Party in Chicago last year passed on allegations of voter fraud to a member of President Trump’s now-defunct voter fraud commission, using a top Justice Department official as intermediary, newly released emails reveal. The emails, … Continue reading

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“Almost No Progress in Key Areas of Election System Security in Last Two Years”

Brennan Center:  By a number of key metrics, the country has failed to make significant progress securing voting machines, despite increasing warnings about system vulnerabilities from election officials and national security experts. An analysis released today by the Brennan Center for Justice … Continue reading

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Kobach, Acting As Attorney, Asks Expert Mike McDonald About “Shit Sandwich” Tweet, Claims His Evidence Will Show Proof of Citizenship Law Prevented Up to 18,000 Noncitizens from Voting in Kansas

Kansas.com: Kobach suggested another witness was also biased. He read aloud tweets from Michael McDonald, a professor at the University of Florida, that disparaged Kobach. One tweet referenced reports that a staffer for Vice President Mike Pence had called Kobach … Continue reading

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“Election Security in All 50 States”–New CAP Report and Big Monday Event

Center for American Progress: By Danielle Root, Liz Kennedy, Michael Sozan, and Jerry Parshall  In 2016, America’s elections were targeted by a foreign nation-state intent on infiltrating and manipulating our electoral system. On September 22, 2017, it was reported that the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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