“The Supreme Court’s Gerrymandering Conundrum: Did Alabama legislators redraw district lines to hurt Democrats or to disenfranchise black voters?”

I have written this new piece for Slate.  It begins: As Democrats struggled last week to salvage control of the Senate, they pushed to get as many black voters to the polls as possible, especially in the South. It’s no wonder: … Continue reading

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Breaking: 10th Circuit, in Major Voting Case, Rejects Kansas and Arizona Citizenship Proof Requirement

You can read the unanimous 10th Circuit opinion in Kobach v. U.S. EAC, reversing the lower court, at this link.  Kansas and Arizona tried to force the federal government to require those who register to vote using a simple federal … Continue reading

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“Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Partially Upholds Challenge to Louisiana’s Administration of National Voter Registration Act”

Press release: The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Scott, et al. v. Schedler, et al., issued a ruling partially upholding a district court’s ruling after trial that Louisiana violated the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) by failing to properly provide voter … Continue reading

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“Calls to election judges a ‘serious attempt to disrupt’ voting”

Chicago Sun Times: A barrage of automated phone calls offering false instructions to scores of election judges was “a serious attempt to disrupt” Chicago voting operations in the run-up to Tuesday’s vote, elections officials said. Between Friday and Monday an unknown number of judges — the … Continue reading

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“Colorado Mail-In Voting Gets Early Test; New Statewide System Will Be Used on Closely Watched Races”

Dan Frosch for WSJ: A new election system using only mail-in ballots faces an immediate test in Colorado, with tight Senate, House and gubernatorial races that are being closely watched nationally. Hoping to boost turnout, the Democrat-led legislature here passed … Continue reading

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