In 1987, Mitch McConnell, Now a Leading Opponent of Any Government Limits on Money in Politics, Proposed a Constitutional Amendment to Limit a Candidate’s Use of Personal Funds and Independent Expenditures as “Distort[ing]” the Political Process

This is history I did not know. Watch the video: Thanks. Didn’t realize there was more than one page. I wonder what @rickhasen thinks of that proposed amendment.— Mike Stern (@mls1776) June 7, 2019 … Continue reading

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Federal District Court in Census Citizenship Question Case Won’t Decide If DOJ Officials Lied About Purpose of Question—Until After the Supreme Court is Expected to Rule.

These developments make it much harder for plaintiffs to get any new factual findings before the Supreme Court rules in the census case. 16. Judge Furman says he sees "no reason to rush this process" before #SCOTUS reaches it decision … Continue reading

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Today’s Must Read: “Federal investigators to examine equipment from 2016 N.C. election amid renewed fears of Russian hacking”

Washington Post: It was a single phrase, offered without elaboration, in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report: In August 2016, hackers working for Russian military intelligence “installed malware on the company network” of an unnamed voter registration technology vendor … Continue reading

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“Russia’s manipulation of Twitter was far vaster than believed”

Politico: Russia’s infamous troll farm conducted a campaign on Twitter before the 2016 elections that was larger, more coordinated and more effective than previously known, research from cybersecurity firm Symantec out Wednesday concluded.The Internet Research Agency campaign may not only have had … Continue reading

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DOJ’s John Gore Said in His Deposition That One of the Purposes of Collecting Citizenship Data on the Census Forms is To Let States Draw Districts with Equal Numbers of Eligible Voters (Which Hurts Hispanics and Democratic Voters)

The other day I tweeted this: This is a key point and shows that whether or not DOJ borrowed from Hoefeller, the motivation was to allow states to engage in redistricting based on voter eligible persons, which would dilute the … Continue reading

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DOJ Responds to Census Plaintiffs on Hofeller, Claiming There Were No False Statements in DOJ Testimony and No Evidence Hofeller Material Was Used in DOJ Position on Citizenship Question on Census

Here is the letter, painting a starkly different picture of both the facts and legal relevance of the Hofeller materials. This will no doubt have to be hashed out by the district court, while the Supreme Court drafts its opinion … Continue reading

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JFC: FEC Deadlocks on Rules for Joint Fundraising Committees, Bringing Us Closer to Concerns of Huge Fundraising Raised by SCOTUS Dissenters in McCutcheon Case

Michael Beckel: Latest example of @FEC gridlock on a major enforcement issue: On Friday, #FEC announced the commission deadlocked 2-2 in complaints against the joint fundraising committees (JFCs) that aided Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump in 2016 https://t.co/vjZsNYECtt & https://t.co/rqNgZ2A0Up … Continue reading

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