Today’s Must-Read in NYT: “Russian Election Hacking Efforts, Wider Than Previously Known, Draw Little Scrutiny”

NYT: After a presidential campaign scarred by Russian meddling, local, state and federal agencies have conducted little of the type of digital forensic investigation required to assess the impact, if any, on voting in at least 21 states whose election … Continue reading

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Trump DOJ Argues Texas Should Be Allowed to Enforce Voter ID Law Court Struck Down Pending Appeal, Despite Intentional Discrimination Finding

New filing in the 5th Circuit does not even recognize that the trial court found Texas engaged in intentional racial discrimination in passing its voter id law and substitute, and that this finding allows for a broader remedy under the … Continue reading

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“Trump voting panel apologizes after judge calls failure to disclose information ‘incredible’”

WaPo: Kollar-Kotelly said the panel’s after-the-fact argument was “incredible” when it said it did not believe documents prepared by individual commissioners for the July meeting had to have been posted in advance. “You didn’t completely live up to the government’s … Continue reading

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“Trump Election Commissioners Are Resisting Efforts to Protect Elections From Hacking”

Pema Levy for Mother Jones: Christy McCormick, a Republican commission member, said in a statement the next day that Russian interference was a hoax used by the federal government to gain access to state-run election systems. “This declassified report was not about … Continue reading

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“Husted, Arizona Inter Tribal, and Lessons from the Constitutional Structure”

Franita Tolson: Husted is, therefore, more than just a case about statutory interpretation.  It also implicates the Constitution’s allocation of power to the states and the federal government under the Elections Clause.  As both the Arizona and Ohio laws illustrate, allowing … Continue reading

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If Pence-Kobach Voter Fraud Commission is Doing Any Substantive Work, It Would Be News to At Least One Democratic Commissioner

From this Think Progress piece on whether any commission members might leave the Commission given President Trump’s abhorrent comments calling some of the white supremacists marching in Charlottesville “very fine people,” is this discussion from Democratic commissioner David Dunn: “I’ve … Continue reading

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“The Voter Purge Crusade That Preceded Trump’s Sketchy Elections Commission”

Tierney Sneed for TPM: Vice President Mike Pence, leader of President Trump’s shady “Elections Integrity” commission kicked off its first meeting last month with a promise that it would have “no preconceived notions or preordained results.” But like many of its other members, commissioner … Continue reading

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“Republicans limiting early voting in Marion County, letting it bloom in suburbs”; and New Indiana Lawsuit Re Lake County Precinct Consolidation

IndyStar: State and local Republicans have expanded early voting in GOP-dominated areas and restricted it in Democratic areas, an IndyStar investigation has found, prompting a significant change in Central Indiana voting patterns. From 2008 to 2016, GOP officials expanded early voting stations … Continue reading

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