Breaking: Supreme Court Declines to Hear Austin, Texas Low Campaign Contributions Case, Takes No Action on North Carolina Gerrymandering Petition

With no noted dissent, the Supreme Court has turned down a cert. petition in the Zimmerman campaign finance case from Austin Texas. I flagged this case (along with a Montana case that the Court will consider taking up in January) … Continue reading

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“Republicans Are Using Potential GOP Election Crimes in North Carolina to Push for More Voter Suppression Measures”

I have written this piece for Slate. It begins: It is easy for Democrats to feel some glee about revelations that a Republican operative may have committed absentee ballot fraud in connection with last month’s election for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. Not only does this … Continue reading

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SDNY Sentencing Memo: Michael Cohen “Acted in Coordination with and at the Direction of” Donald Trump in Making Two Payments to Women to Keep Them Silent About Affairs Before Election

From the sentencing memo:  During the campaign, Cohen played a central role in two similar schemes to purchase the rights to stories – each from women who claimed to have had an affair with Individual-1 – so as to suppress … Continue reading

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#NC09: Harry Enten: “Why the case for election fraud in North Carolina is strong;” Charlotte Observer Editorial Board Calls for New Election

Harry Enten analysis for CNN: The North Carolina State Board of Elections and Ethics last week voted against certifying Republican Mark Harris’ 905 vote win over Democrat Dan McCready in the state’s 9th Congressional District. In the days since, allegations of election fraud involving … Continue reading

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Florida Election Official Gets Ovation from Other Election Officials After Describing How He Broke Florida Law in Accepting Email and Faxed Ballots After Hurricane

I understand the desire to enfranchise voters, but this is really troubling: The county election office lost a section of its roof and the building flooded. Anderson and others lived there for two days without working bathrooms. Political signs were used … Continue reading

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Florida Secretary of State, a Gubernatorial Appointee, Resisting Restoration of Felon Voting Rights Approved Overwhelmingly by Florida Voters

Florida's Republican SoS is resisting implementation of the restoration of felons voting rights, overwhelmingly approved by voters. And, yeah, this is going to lead to costly litigation for the state, with voters footing the bill https://t.co/1lqPpKQMeX pic.twitter.com/bBi9YvdFfw — Michael McDonald … Continue reading

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“The Lame-Duck Power Grab: Republicans lost in Michigan, Wisconsin, and North Carolina. Their response has been to take power away from incoming Democrats.”

Slate: In 2012, North Carolina Republicans won a “trifecta” of legislative and executive power. They used their newfound power to aggressively gerrymander the electoral map and impose new restrictions on voting. In 2016, Democrats reversed those gains, narrowly toppling incumbent … Continue reading

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Blockbuster Must-Read from BuzzFeed: “Inside The North Carolina Republican Vote Machine: Cash, Pills — And Ballots”

BuzzFeed: The allegations that Republicans tampered with absentee ballots in a close North Carolina election represent the most serious federal election tampering case in years, one that allegedly stole votes from elderly black voters in the state’s rural south. Now two women intimately involved with McCrae … Continue reading

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