Big News from Federal Court: Republican States May Soon Demand Proof of Citizenship for Voting in Federal Elections

Today a federal court decided Kobach v. United States Election Assistance Commission.The upshot of this opinion, if it stands on appeal, is that states with Republican legislatures and/or Republican chief election officials are likely to require documentary proof of citizenship … Continue reading

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“Early voting eliminated on Sundays across Ohio; Democrats decry ruling by GOP secretary of state”

Cincinnati Enquirer reports.  Money quote: State Rep. Matt Huffman, R-Lima, in a General Assembly committee discussion this month about early voting, dismissed Sunday voting. “There’s that group of people who say, ‘I’m only voting if someone drives me down after … Continue reading

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“Race, Party, and the Consequences of Restricting Early Voting in Florida in the 2012 General Election”

Political Research Quarterly has posted this forthcoming paper by Herron and Smith. Abstract: In mid-2011, the Florida legislature reduced the state’s early voting period from fourteen days to eight and eliminated the final Sunday of early voting. We compare observed … Continue reading

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