“Key contests in Florida and Georgia remain mired in uncertainty amid expanding legal fights over ballot counts”

WaPo: One week after Election Day, high-stakes contests in Florida and Georgia remained mired in uncertainty amid expanding legal fights and political wrangling that could further prolong the counting of ballots. In Florida, where elections officials are conducting machine recounts in … Continue reading

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“Republican Gov. Rick Scott Was Just Sued Over His Role In The Florida Recount”

BuzzFeed: Republican Gov. Rick Scott has filed at least five lawsuits since Thursday against county election officials and instructed state police to investigate them for “fraud.” But on Monday, a group of Florida voters and organizations filed their own lawsuit that alleges … Continue reading

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Dueling Lawsuits in Florida Senate Count/Recount Disputes

Ernest Canning: On Thursday, Florida Democrats filed a federal lawsuit in which they alleged that the Sunshine State’s, county-by-county, subjective signature match procedures for rejecting vote-by-mail (VBM) and provisional ballots are arbitrary, lacking in standards, and, over several election cycles, inconsistently applied … Continue reading

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Breaking: Brian Kemp Resigns as Georgia Secretary of State, Effective Tonight, As Abrams Continues to Fight for Votes in Governor’s Race

Axios reports. Kemp should have recused himself from any issues connected to this election, given his obvious conflict of interest. This comes after numerous complaints about how he conducted this election and election administration in Georgia generally. Protect Democracy, which … Continue reading

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“Judges Are Telling Minority Voters They’re Probably Being Disenfranchised, but It’s Too Late to Do Anything About It”

I have written this piece for Slate. it begins: In separate rulings on Thursday, two federal courts had the same message for minority voters making credible claims of potential disenfranchisement: Your arguments may be good on the merits, but it’s … Continue reading

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“Is the Assault on Voting Rights Getting Worse, or Are We Just Noticing It More?”

I have written this piece for Slate. It begins: Over the weekend, President Donald Trump threatened prosecutions against nonexistent voter fraud, a message likely aimed at intimidating voters and stopping some from voting. With Trump’s heightened rhetoric and a seemingly increasing number … Continue reading

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“Coalition of Civil Rights Groups Ask for Emergency Relief for Newly Naturalized Voters Suspended by Georgia’s Exact Match Process”

Release: Today, a coalition of civil rights organizations filed an emergency motion in Georgia federal district court to make sure that persons inaccurately flagged as non-citizens under Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s flawed “exact match” system can vote. Kemp’s “exact match” voter registration process … Continue reading

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