The AP posts a dispatch
from the Blue Check Battles.
Raw Story on the Presidential Election Campaign Fund
: that $3 checkbox on your tax form.
WaPo with the news
of an immunity deal for some of the fake Georgia electors.
The attorney for the electors has said that “The electors who accepted immunity did so without any promise that they would offer incriminating evidence in… Continue reading
The trade association representing Washington political consultants wants to curb the use of “deep fakes” in political advertising before it gets the chance to take off, as political campaigns become the latest space scrambling to respond to… Continue reading
The final tally in the 2022 Arizona Attorney General’s race showed a margin of 280 votes out of more than 2.5 million cast — and any race that close is going to get an awful lot of scrutiny. That’s a… Continue reading
The bill, signed Friday morning
(among other provisions) opt-out voter registration, pre-registration for 16- and 17-year olds, expanded language access, protections against interfering with the election process, and prohibitions against spending in state races by corporations in which… Continue reading
One of the pieces of the “and more” finding some initial bipartisan support in Wisconsin: Kenosha News notes
a welcome provision to let the state pick up the tab for special elections for state offices. Local elections departments need all… Continue reading
News from the States
Republicans at a recent congressional hearing accused Michigan’s chief election official of deliberately leaving tens of thousands of dead voters on the rolls in order to encourage illegal voting.
Even at a time of intense… Continue reading
The NYT “teaches the controversy
” about policing partisan gerrymandering.
I have to say, I agree with some of the line-drawing concerns when it comes to deciding how much is too much. Which is why I’ve argued for a… Continue reading
New from Paul Herrnson and Charles Stewart
The COVID-19 pandemic had the potential to wreak havoc on elections. Democracies initiated varied policies to minimize health risks to voters and election workers. This study assesses the impact of voting policies,… Continue reading
New in the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly
, from Capital’s Mark Brown: a review of recent ballot access battles in Ohio. I suspect there’s even more to add to the “major-party monopoly” argument if you add the legislature’s all-out gerrymandering… Continue reading
In New York, the new public financing system
(with a 6-1 match for small local contributions) gets some cash.
And in Florida, DeSantis’s election investigations office
gets a 20% increase (though not the 280% increase DeSantis requested).