Divided 8th Circuit Stays Lower Court Order Barring Enforcement of Part of North Dakota Voter ID Law Which Plaintiffs Claimed Burdened Native American Voters

You can find the majority and dissenting opinions at this link. Given the divided Supreme Court and the composition of the full 8th Circuit, this ruling is likely to stand, despite the state’s delay, the proximity to the election, and … Continue reading

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“Election management in the U.S. is improving: An updated Elections Performance Index from the MIT Election Data & Science Lab evaluates the 2016 election”

Electionline Weekly: States’ administration of elections overall improved by 6 percentage points between 2012 and 2016, according to the Elections Performance Index (EPI) released today by the MIT Election Data & Science Lab. As many readers will know, the index, which was developed … Continue reading

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“Georgia groups call on GOP gubernatorial nominee Brian Kemp to step down as the state’s elections chief”

WaPo: Activist groups in Georgia are calling on Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp to step down as secretary of state, a post that includes responsibility for overseeing the state’s elections. Kemp, through his campaign spokesman, has said he will not … Continue reading

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