Are Democrats going to blow it again on voting rights? It sure looks like they could by selling H.R. 1 as the only way to combat new Republican voter suppression.

I have written this oped for the Washington Post (Post Outlook). It begins: Are Democrats in Congress and their good government allies going to blow it again on voting rights? It sure looks like they could — by portraying the 791-page For … Continue reading

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“Judge rips Arizona GOP for ‘groundless’ lawsuit challenging Biden’s win, orders it to pay legal fees”

WaPo: Calling its lawsuit challenging 2020 election procedures “groundless” and “disingenuous,” a judge has ordered the Arizona Republican Party — and its lawyers — to pay the state thousands of dollars in legal fees.  In his ruling, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge John Hannah contended the … Continue reading

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“Georgia voting rights activists pressure big corporations to oppose GOP-backed ballot restrictions”

CNBC: Civil rights and activist groups are turning up the pressure on large Georgia companies like Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines to oppose sweeping voting restrictions proposed by Republican state legislators.“We’ve got the power of organized people. They’ve got the power of organized money. And … Continue reading

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Republican Arizona Legislator Says “Not Everybody” Should Be Voting, and that “Quality” of Voting Matters as Much as “Quantity”

Oh my: Rep. John Kavanagh, a Fountain Hills Republican who chairs the Government and Elections Committee that advanced Ugenti-Rita’s measure on a party-line vote Wednesday, said GOP lawmakers are concerned about what happens to ballots automatically sent to people who … Continue reading

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“New Report Finds California’s Latino, Asian-American and Youth Voters Remained Underrepresented Among November 2020 Voters, Based on These Groups’ Share of State’s Population”

Release:  The 2020 General Election was historic in many ways, including voter turnout.  According to the California Secretary of State, California saw the highest eligible turnout rate (the percentage of adult citizens who voted) in 2020 for a general election … Continue reading

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“Report: Florida Voters of Color, Young Voters and New Voters More Likely to Have Their Absentee Ballots Flagged for Rejection As Cure Rates Vary by County”

Release: All Voting is Local Florida and Daniel A. Smith, professor of political science at the University of Florida, today released Casting, Rejecting, and Curing Vote-by-Mail Ballots in Florida’s 2020 General Election. Across Florida’s 67 counties, voters of color, new voters, … Continue reading

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“The Electoral Count Mess: The Electoral Count Act of 1887 Is Unconstitutional, and Other Fun Facts (Plus a Few Random Academic Speculations) about Counting Electoral Votes”

Jack Michael Beerman and Gary Lawson have posted this draft on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this essay, and in light of the controversy that arose in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, we explain the constitutional process … Continue reading

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