“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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Crosscheck Watch: “Eighth State Quietly Quit Free Anti-Voter-Fraud Program Over Security Concerns and ‘Unreliable’ Results”

Gizmodo: The State of Kentucky has pulled out of the Interstate Crosscheck System, Gizmodo has learned, making it the eighth state to quit the program so far—even though it cost nothing to participate. A source with direct knowledge of the … Continue reading

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“Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Files New Lawsuit Against Trump Administration For Concealing Its Actions to Engage DOJ and DHS in Work of Commission on Election Integrity”

Release: The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law on Friday filed a lawsuit against the Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Homeland Security (DHS) for blocking the public release of information related to their efforts to investigate unfounded claims of … Continue reading

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Banana Republic Dept: Wisconsin Senate Republicans Aim to Remove Civil Servants Next at Government Ethics and Election Commissions

Patrick Marley: Republican state senators Tuesday denied the confirmations of the directors of Wisconsin’s ethics and elections commissions — and the leader of the state Senate said he hoped to remove two civil servants at those agencies next. Senate Majority … Continue reading

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Are Justice Breyer or Justice Gorsuch in Play in the Ohio Voter Purge Case, Will the Justices Divide Along Familiar Party Lines, or Is It All Kennedy Again?

Today the voting wars reached the Supreme Court, which heard oral argument in Husted v. A Philip Randolph Institute, a case which concerns an Ohio law which makes it relatively easy to remove voters from the rolls. While there might … Continue reading

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“White House Official Says Voter Fraud Panel Found Nothing, Will Delete Voter Data”

HuffPost: A White House official told a federal judge Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s now-defunct voter fraud commission plans to delete the voter data it collected from about 20 states and contradicted the administration’s public statements saying the Department of Homeland Security … Continue reading

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Breaking: Court Ends Consent Decree Against RNC “Ballot Security” Activities, Raising New Risks of Voter Suppression

As I expected, a federal district court has ended a consent decree in place since 1981 against the Republican National Committee against so-called “ballot security” measures which seemed aimed at suppressing minority voter turnout. I recently explained in Slate why … Continue reading

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Federal Court Denies Summary Judgment in ACLU’s Proof of Citizenship Claim Against Kansas/Kobach, With Case Going to Trial in March

Opinion (via Jessica Huseman): The scope of this Court’s summary judgment Order is narrower than the parties sought in their briefing. The Tenth Circuit provided the framework within which Plaintiffs’ Count 1 preemption claim under § 5 of the NVRA … Continue reading

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Pence-Kobach Fraudulent Fraud Squad Will Meet Again in January, But That’s News to at Least One Commission Member

Topeka Capital-Journal: President Donald Trump’s controversial commission on election integrity should meet again in January after being delayed for months because of eight lawsuits demanding its staff’s time, the group’s de facto leader, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, said … Continue reading

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