“McCarthy after ousting Cheney: ‘I don’t think anybody is questioning the legitimacy of the presidential election'”

Politico: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday papered over the significant skepticism of the 2020 presidential election within the GOP just hours after his conference deposed Rep. Liz Cheney for criticizing fellow Republicans over that very issue.“I don’t think … Continue reading

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California: “Redistricting commission accused of violating open-meetings law and other failures”

LAT: California voters created an independent redistricting commission to stop lawmakers and powerful interests from drawing gerrymandered congressional and legislative districts that consolidated their power at the expense of fair representation.That commission is now accused of routinely flouting the law … Continue reading

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“Opinion: Close this FEC loophole that killed the case over Trump’s payment to Stormy Daniels”

FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub’s WaPo oped: But when the FEC’s professional legal staff recommended the commission investigate, two Republican commissioners instead tanked the case without a word about its merits. Since Cohen had already been prosecuted, they said, “pursuing these matters … Continue reading

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“Texas GOP’s voting restrictions bill could be rewritten behind closed doors after key House vote”

Alexa Ura for Texas Tribune: As opposition to Texas Republicans’ proposed voting restrictions continues to intensify, state lawmakers’ deliberations over the GOP priority legislation could soon go behind closed doors.The House early Friday voted 81-64 to advance a pared down version of Senate Bill … Continue reading

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Election Law Journal Special Issue on Foreign Election Interference: A Global Response (Edited by Lori Ringhand and Yasmin Dawood)

Looks like a great issue to dive into with some free access: Foreign Election Interference: Comparative Approaches to a Global Challenge Lori A. Ringhand Combatting Foreign Election Interference: Canada’s Electoral Ecosystem Approach to Disinformation and Cyber Threats Yasmin Dawood Constitutional … Continue reading

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