“Changes may be ahead for criticized Georgia election system”

AP: Georgia’s outdated election system has drawn criticism from cybersecurity experts and voting integrity advocates, and now a commission tasked with examining potential replacements is preparing to make recommendations to lawmakers. The paperless system was closely scrutinized during last year’snationally … Continue reading

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Today’s Must Read: Kira Lerner at TPM: The Powerful Role Confusion Plays In American Elections

TPM: The United States’ byzantine election system is governed by overlapping rules on the county, state, and federal levels. Elections in different states and even different cities are held on different days, with polling places in varying locations and voting hours that change from one … Continue reading

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#NC09: New Academic Paper by Michael Herron: “Allegations of fraud and unusual patterns in absentee and election day voting returns in Bladen County, North Carolina”

Michael Herron has posted this draft in progress. Here is the abstract: The aftermath of the 2018 Midterm Election in North Carolina has been marred by allegations of absentee ballot fraud in the state’s 9th Congressional District, in particular in … Continue reading

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Chaos in Resolving #NC09 North Carolina Congressional Race, as Court Dissolves Elections Board and Perhaps No New Board Until the End of January

WRAL: With the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement disbanding at noon Friday under a court order, Gov. Roy Cooper said he would appoint an interim board to continue investigating allegations of election fraud in the 9th Congressional District … Continue reading

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Just as Many of Us Suspected: Brian Kemp Had Zero Evidence When He Publicly Accused Democrats of Hacking the Vulnerable Georgia Election System and Used Accusation to Hide His Own Incompetence

AJC investigation: Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate for governor, had a problem. As did Brian Kemp, Georgia’s secretary of state. It was Nov. 3, a Saturday, 72 hours to Election Day. Virtually tied in the polls with Democrat Stacey Abrams, … Continue reading

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“Republicans Are Using Potential GOP Election Crimes in North Carolina to Push for More Voter Suppression Measures”

I have written this piece for Slate. It begins: It is easy for Democrats to feel some glee about revelations that a Republican operative may have committed absentee ballot fraud in connection with last month’s election for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. Not only does this … Continue reading

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“Changes to early voting, Wisconsin presidential primary would cost taxpayers millions under GOP plan”

Patrick Marley for the Journal-Sentinel: Voting changes Republican lawmakers are considering passing Tuesday would cost taxpayers millions of dollars — and perhaps far more than believed just a few days ago. In their lame-duck session, GOP lawmakers hope to limit early voting to two … Continue reading

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With Suggestion of Chicanery, Something Strange Happening in Delay of Certification of North Carolina Congressional Race [Corrected Title]

This is some major news breaking in #ncpol tonight: Via @jimmorrill: NC elections board refuses to certify 9th Congressional District race, leaving one of the closest elections in limbo https://t.co/1yhYHJMeeN pic.twitter.com/bVe8ToCjMI — Michael Bitzer (@BowTiePolitics) November 28, 2018

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