My Statement to the S.F. Chronicle About Yes on 22 Using Nonprofit Status for Mailing Reflected My Ignorance; Other Ballot Measure Committees Have Used Same Status to Mail Ballot Materials

Last night I linked to a story in the San Francisco Chronicle “Cash-rich, Uber-backed Prop. 22 campaign scrimps on postage.” The article starts: “Proposition 22, the ballot measure to exempt Uber and Lyft drivers and other gig workers from being … Continue reading

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Progressive Group Sues Trump and Others for Voter Intimidation In Violation of the Voting Rights Act, Ku Klux Klan Act and Constitution

Release: Latino civic engagement organization Mi Familia Vota Education Fund and several voters today filed a lawsuit against President Trump and members of the administration in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The lawsuit, which names President … Continue reading

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“Tennessee voters were challenged at the polls for wearing Black Lives Matter and ‘I Can’t Breathe’ shirts, election official says”

WaPo: A poll worker in Memphis was fired last week after interfering with early voters who wore T-shirts and masks with slogans supporting Black Lives Matter, according to a Shelby County election official.Details about the incident remained unclear Tuesday, including … Continue reading

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Sixth Circuit Panel Unanimously Rejects Tennessee Attempt to Stay Easing of Pandemic Voting Restrictions for First-Time Voters, Citing Time and Reliance Interests of Voters (Tea Leaves on SCOTUS in PA?)

Order here: Here, the strength of the final three factors of the stay analysis outweigh any probability of defendants’ success on the merits. Partly from defendants’ own doing, the electoral calendar works against their request for a stay of the … Continue reading

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“We’re Living in the Shadows of a Bush v. Gore 2.0; The same people spending money to put Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court are also trying to suppress the vote.”

Dahlia Lithwick and I have written this piece for Slate. It begins: Nobody, aside perhaps from Judge Amy Coney Barrett, could have missed the implication of Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s line of questions Wednesday about Barrett’s service in the army of GOP lawyers … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Republicans Refuse to Give State Election Officials Authority to Process Absentee Ballots Before Election Day, Running Risk of Count Taking a Few Weeks and The Election Hanging in the Balance

Unconscionable: Whoa.In an email, Pennsylvania House GOP says negotiations over allowing counties to start processing and counting ballots before Election Day are essentially dead.That keeps current law: Counties can’t open ballots until 7 a.m. Election Day.— Jonathan Lai 🙊 賴柏羽 … Continue reading

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