10 Years of the Election Law Blog

It is hard for me to believe, but Monday marks the tenth anniversary of the Election Law Blog.  Here is my first post, when this blog was on blogspot:

McCain-Feingold’s Future Don’t expect a decision from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia today in the BCRA litigation. The building is closed because of snow.

posted by Rick 11:37 AM

I did not know what to expect when I started blogging on Feb. 18, 2003. (On why I started and on my debt to blogfather Howard Bashman, see here.) Since that time, I have posted over 40,000 items. The blog has had almost 2 million unique visits and over 3.2 million page views—something I never would have imagined for a niche blog such as mine. [On current law blog rankings, see here.]

Bruce Cain asked me a few years into blogging what my “exit strategy” was when I decided I had had enough of the blogging.  I still don’t have one. It is true that it is a lot of work, but it is a labor of love: a way to share information and opinion on election law, and provide a forum for contested ideas at the core of American democracy. Thanks to each of you for giving some of your time to reading my posts, and here’s to the next ten years!


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