George T. Conway III , Trevor Potter and Neal Katyal: “Trump’s claim that he didn’t violate campaign finance law is weak — and dangerous”

WaPo column: But the case is actually harmful for Trump — especially what the judge ruled. Edwards repeatedly argued that the payments were not campaign contributions because they were not made exclusively to further his campaign. The judge rejected this … Continue reading

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North Carolina: “A new 9th District congressional election — if called — would be a full do-over”; and Bill Would Resolve Dispute over State Elections Board

News and Observer: A proposal that would require another primary in the 9th Congressional District if suspected absentee ballot fraud results in a new election won legislative approval Wednesday. The requirement for a complete do-over in the 9th District is … 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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“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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