“How Republicans Undermined Ex-Felon Voting Rights in Florida: It’s a cautionary tale about the messy process of citizen-led ballot initiatives and how a dominant political party can exert its power”

NYT: When voters passed the referendum, known as Amendment 4, civil rights groups celebrated what was billed as a potentially game-changing expansion of the electorate in the nation’s biggest battleground state. White people like Mr. Gruver represent a majority of … Continue reading

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“Trump Is Waging A Multistate, Multimillion-Dollar Legal Battle Against Mail-In Voting During The Pandemic”

Zoe Tillman for BuzzFeed: President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Republican Party are devoting millions of dollars to wage a state-by-state legal battle against mail-in voting during the coronavirus pandemic, not only suing state officials but also intervening in cases where … Continue reading

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Breaking: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Extends Absentee Ballot Receipt Deadlines, Allows Drop Boxes, Limits Poll Watchers from Other PA Counties. What’s Next?

Jonathan Lai for the Philly Inquirer: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court extended the state’s mail ballot deadlines on Thursday, a move that could allow tens of thousands of additional votes to be counted — and will likely draw criticism from Republicans … Continue reading

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“Wisconsin Elections Commission: 19 Reported Cases Of Possible Voter Fraud Over Nearly 2 Years”

WPR: The violations were: Seven reports of an undeliverable Election Day registration confirmation postcard.Four reports of an individual attempting to vote twice in the same election by trying to cast a ballot in two different municipalities.Three reports of an individual providing … Continue reading

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“New Tool to Analyze Political Advertising on Facebook Reveals Massive Discrepancies in Party Spending on Presidential Contest”

NYU: Transparency in political ads is vital to ensuring safe and fair elections, but transparency is difficult if advertisers are not required to disclose details about targeting and sources of funding. While TV broadcasters must disclose information about political ads … Continue reading

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October 7: Georgetown Law at 150: Alumni and Faculty in Conversation: Voting Rights Panel (Virtual Event)

Very much looking forward in participating in this event, one of many marking Georgetown Law’s 150th anniversary (registration required): Wednesday, October 7: Georgetown Law at 150: Alumni and Faculty in ConversationVoting Rights Panel featuring:Sylvia Albert (L’06), Director of Voting and Elections at … Continue reading

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FEC Chair Trey Trainor Calls U.S. Catholic Bishops Corrupt for Directives Limiting Church Political Activity (Trainor Also Attacks Mail Balloting)

Church Militant interviews Trey Trainor on video: The Marxist Left is going to have a complete and total meltdown over this. Church Militant sat down recently in our studios with the chairman of the Federal Election Commission, Trey Trainor (a Trump appointee), who … Continue reading

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“Pro-Trump youth group enlists teens in secretive campaign likened to a ‘troll farm,’ prompting rebuke by Facebook and Twitter”

Washington Post: One tweet claimed coronavirus numbers were intentionally inflated, adding, “It’s hard to know what to believe.” Another warned, “Don’t trust Dr. Fauci.”A Facebook comment argued that mail-in ballots “will lead to fraud for this election,” while an Instagram comment amplified the erroneous claim that … Continue reading

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