Tenth Circuit Panel in Oral Argument in Fish v. Schwab (was: Fish v. Kobach) Seems Skeptical of Kansas’s Attempt to Reverse District Court’s Block of Kansas’s Documentary Proof of Citizenship Law

You can listen to the oral argument here. With the caveat that one never knows how to read oral argument, and judges can change their minds before issuing an opinion, here are some thoughts: The judges seemed to believe that … Continue reading

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About Those Supposed 58,000 Noncitizen Voters in Texas? So Far 14 Registrations Were Cancelled, and Some of Those May Be Citizens

Texas Tribune: Fourteen Texas voters caught up in the secretary of state’s botched review of the voter rolls for supposed noncitizens had their registrations canceled but have since been reinstated, state officials told a federal judge Friday.The Texas Attorney General’s … Continue reading

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Breaking: North Carolina State Court Rules State Voter ID Constitutional Amendment is Void Because Enacted by a Racially Gerrymandered Legislature; Not Clear if Ruling Will Stand

Release: The Wake County Superior Court today ruled that the illegally gerrymandered North Carolina General Assembly did not have legal authority to place constitutional amendments on the ballot because it did not act with the full will of the people of North … Continue reading

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“The Cybersecurity 202: Election security is going to be the hot new Democratic campaign issue in 2020”

WaPo: Election security is already emerging as a key talking point on the campaign trail as Democrats offer up policies to secure votes from potential tampering and tout their own cybersecurity records — a sign they think this could be a strong … Continue reading

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“North Carolina elections officials will give U.S. attorney vastly fewer records than he sought in voter probe”

WaPo: Six months after a grand jury demanded millions of North Carolina voting records, state officials have announced they will release fewer than 800 voter files — a potentially significant setback for a Trump-appointed U.S. attorney who has targeted noncitizen … Continue reading

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“Texas secretary of state apologizes for how he rolled out voter citizenship review. But he still supports the effort.”

Texas Tribune: Facing an uncertain path to confirmation after ordering a deeply flawed voter citizenship review that seemingly focused on naturalized citizens, Texas Secretary of State David Whitley is now apologizing to state lawmakers for the way his office bungled its roll … Continue reading

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