“Elections experts, law professors, former President of National Association of Secretaries of State urge Congress to pass state vote counting deadline extension to avoid crisis”

Release: With just a month to go before the November 3rd election, a group of 40  experts on elections and democracy are imploring Congress to support a bill that would give  states more time to tally election results.  A letter the … Continue reading

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Washington Post Quotes Republicans “Privately Expressing Alarm” About Trump Debate Comments: But Is the Alarm Over the Baseless Voter Fraud Claims and Nod to White Supremacy or GOP Electoral Chances?

Ambiguous WaPo: The aftermath of the first presidential debate between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden triggered a reckoning among Republicans on Wednesday about the incumbent’s incendiary remarks on white supremacy and his baseless claims of electoral fraud, with GOP officials … Continue reading

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“Federal judge refuses to stop mail-in voting in Montana, blasts Trump-backed ‘fiction’ of massive voter fraud”

CNN: A federal judge in Montana rejected the Trump campaign’s effort to stop an expansion of mail-in voting in the state.The Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee filed the lawsuit earlier this month after Democratic Montana Gov. Steve Bullock issued a directive allowing … Continue reading

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Republicans in Pennsylvania House Push Resolution That Would Give House Committee Investigatory and Subpoena Power on Election Issues; Potential Prelude to Use of Powers to Appoint Presidential Electors?

You can find the proposed resolution at this link. Governor Wolf (a Democrat) has condemned the move (via Ryan Grim). I’m not saying that the Pa legislature would use the power, but this is a first step toward trying to … Continue reading

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“The growing concerns over Trump and a peaceful transition, explained; It’s unlikely that Trump will steal the election. But unlikely doesn’t mean impossible.”

Zack Beauchamp for Vox: The general sense among experts on American politics is that the nightmare scenarios — an outright stolen election, each party attempting to inaugurate a different president on January 20, or clashes between armed supporters of each side — … Continue reading

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“The Attack on Voting; How President Trump’s false claim of voter fraud is being used to disenfranchise Americans.”

Jim Rutenberg in the New York Times Magazine: The strategy was now in full view: Flood every state, every television news network, every newspaper and news feed with manufactured evidence of fraud to suppress Democratic votes before Election Day — … Continue reading

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Charles Zelden on Florida 2000: “Guest opinion: Legislatures picking electors to the Electoral College: It could not only happen, it almost did”

Op-ed: On December 7, 2000, in the midst of the Florida recount crisis, Florida Senate President John McKay and Speaker of the House Tom Feeney announced that, “the Legislature would choose the electors, as permitted by the U.S. Constitution, if … Continue reading

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“Project Veritas Video Was a ‘Coordinated Disinformation Campaign,’ Researchers Say”

NYT: A deceptive video released on Sunday by the conservative activist James O’Keefe, which claimed through unidentified sources and with no verifiable evidence that Representative Ilhan Omar’s campaign had collected ballots illegally, was probably part of a coordinated disinformation effort, according … Continue reading

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Another Must-Read from Republican Star Election Lawyer Ben Ginsberg: “How Trump’s evidence-free attacks on elections damage the Republican Party”

The WaPo oped concludes: The great danger for the Republican Party is that the president’s claims will shine a spotlight on whether proof of widespread fraud exists to support their positions. Again, such proof doesn’t exist.Rather than suffer a series … Continue reading

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7th Circuit Panel (Including J. Easterbrook) Unanimously Upholds Extensions of Wisconsin Ballot Receipt Deadlines, Finding that Republican Party and Republican Legislature to Not Have Injury to Establish Article III Jurisdiction

Very interesting way that this case got resolved, and it does raise the question if there is anyone with standing to appeal given that Wisconsin’s executive branch is fine with this extension. Observation from Marty Lederman: If I'm not mistaken, … Continue reading

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