Big Deal: WI Republicans Ginned Up Voter Fraud Talk Ahead of Recall, worked with Talk Show Hosts, to Prepare Republican Base for Recounts

Check out this Republican operative suggesting “messaging ‘widespread reports of election fraud’ so we are positively set up for the recount regardless of the final number.” This comes from from the Guardian’s collection of leaked John Doe papers [in this Prosser file]. … Continue reading

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Another OH Voting Rights Loss: Divided 6th Cir. Mostly Rejects Order Easing Absentee/Provisional Balloting

Over an impassioned dissent recounting the disparate racial effects of its decision, a 6th Circuit panel has voted 2-1 to mostly reject a district court order rejecting some Ohio voting rules which make it harder for voters voting absentee or with … Continue reading

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“Judge temporarily blocks proof-of-citizenship voting requirement in 3 states”

WaPo: A federal judge said Monday he is unlikely to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging a proof-of-citizenship requirement in a mail-in federal voter registration form used by Kansas, Alabama and Georgia until an appeals court panel that looked at … Continue reading

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Breaking: DC Circuit Reverses in Kobach-EAC Proof of Citizenship Voting Case

Acting very quickly after oral argument, the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has issued this order preliminarily enjoining changing the federal form to allow Kansas, Alabama, and Georgia to require documentary proof of citizenship if registering to … Continue reading

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Supreme Court, With Justices Thomas and Alito Dissenting, Refuses Michigan Voting Stay; Three Ideological Camps at SCOTUS

After an unexplained delay in ruling last night, the Supreme Court without comment has turned down Michigan’s request to overturn a stay blocking the state’s elimination of straight ticket voting. Justices Thomas and Alito would have granted the stay. This … Continue reading

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“The results on voter ID laws are in — and it’s bad news for ethnic and racial minorities”

Zoltan Hajnal LAT oped: My colleagues Nazita Lajevardi and Lindsay Nielson and I analyzed validated voting data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study in order to follow voter turnout from 2006 through 2014 among members of different groups — almost a … Continue reading

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“ProPublica and Coalition of News Organizations Launch “Electionland” to Cover Election Problems and Help America Vote”

Release via email: ProPublica today announced Electionland, a national reporting initiative that will cover voting problems during the 2016 election. A coalition of organizations – including ProPublica, Google News Lab, the USA TODAY NETWORK, Univision News, First Draft, WNYC, and … Continue reading

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“NCGOP leader lobbied counties to offer just one early voting site in ‘confidential’ email”

Incorrigible: While the N.C. Republican Party’s executive director pushed counties to reduce early voting opportunities, another GOP leader went a step further: Calling on Republican county election officials to offer only one early voting site for the minimum hours allowed … Continue reading

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