Federal Court Declines to Extend Florida Recount Deadlines Due to Lack of Evidence Before It, But Suggests Bush v. Gore Would Bar Recounts Included in Vote Totals from Only Selected Counties

From the Court’s opinion: By cosmic coincidence (or curse), it is Bush v. Gore that is most instructive in this Florida recount dispute. It is a foundational tenet of our democracy that “[t]he right to vote is protected in more … Continue reading

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“Republican Gov. Rick Scott Was Just Sued Over His Role In The Florida Recount”

BuzzFeed: Republican Gov. Rick Scott has filed at least five lawsuits since Thursday against county election officials and instructed state police to investigate them for “fraud.” But on Monday, a group of Florida voters and organizations filed their own lawsuit that alleges … Continue reading

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Dueling Lawsuits in Florida Senate Count/Recount Disputes

Ernest Canning: On Thursday, Florida Democrats filed a federal lawsuit in which they alleged that the Sunshine State’s, county-by-county, subjective signature match procedures for rejecting vote-by-mail (VBM) and provisional ballots are arbitrary, lacking in standards, and, over several election cycles, inconsistently applied … Continue reading

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The EAC is MIA on Election Cybersecurity, and We Can Blame Kobach’s Former Underling, Brian Newby, and EAC Commissioner Christy McCormick, Who Served on Trump’s “Fraud” Commission

Devastating for an agency that’s had such promise, from Jessica Huseman: One of the EAC’s commissioners has dismissed the threat of foreign governments undermining American elections in private meetings with state election officials, and often personally appealed to individual officials … Continue reading

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“Judges Are Telling Minority Voters They’re Probably Being Disenfranchised, but It’s Too Late to Do Anything About It”

I have written this piece for Slate. it begins: In separate rulings on Thursday, two federal courts had the same message for minority voters making credible claims of potential disenfranchisement: Your arguments may be good on the merits, but it’s … Continue reading

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Dodge City, KS Moved Polling Place Because of “Construction,” But…. (Bonus Spurious Claim of Risk of Double Voting)

They say that Dodge City voters can't vote in their usual polling location because it is inaccessible due to construction. So we went there to see for ourselves. Wanna guess what we found? pic.twitter.com/dO5BVUOtkP — Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) November 1, … Continue reading

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