“Uncounted Votes The Racially Discriminatory Effects of Provisional Ballots”

New report from the Center for American Progress. From the emailed press release: RELEASE: The Racially Discriminatory Effects of Provisional Ballots Washington, D.C. — One week ahead of the 2014 midterm elections, much has been made of the new, more suppressive … Continue reading

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Breaking News: SCOTUS issues NC order, restrictions back in effect

Sure, just after Rick leaves.  Late Wednesday, the Supreme Court stayed the 4th Circuit’s earlier opinion blocking North Carolina’s rollback of same-day registration and its decision to no longer count ballots cast out-of-precinct.    Free of the double negatives: the … Continue reading

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65 Ways to Improve Our Democracy

Today the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Political Reform rolled out its recommendations and report today on strengthening American democracy.   Academics are usually on the outside looking in for such processes, but I was lucky enough to serve as one … Continue reading

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“Top Ohio Democrat Warns On Cincinnati Balloting”

Buzzfeed:  Ohio’s state Senate Minority Leader, Democratic Sen. Eric Kearney, complained Tuesday that poor voters are being “pushed” to cast provisional ballots in inner-city Cincinnati, saying people in the traditionally African-American, poor neighborhoods are being “pushed” to cast the alternative … Continue reading

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