Tenth Circuit Panel in Oral Argument in Fish v. Schwab (was: Fish v. Kobach) Seems Skeptical of Kansas’s Attempt to Reverse District Court’s Block of Kansas’s Documentary Proof of Citizenship Law

You can listen to the oral argument here. With the caveat that one never knows how to read oral argument, and judges can change their minds before issuing an opinion, here are some thoughts: The judges seemed to believe that … Continue reading

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Voting Machine Vendors Looking Defensive, Giving Answers Undermining Confidence in Voting Machine Security

Thread: 1/I have Dominion's response to Friday's letter from NY Board of Elections. A rare glimpse into anti-security mindset of voting machine vendors. Hacking concerns may delay Westchester's $6.1M plan to buy new voting machines https://t.co/zmoTv93PJu via @lohudREAD THIS THREAD— … Continue reading

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“Deny, defy, disdain: Georgia election chief adopts familiar voting security strategy”

Politico: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is no longer the state’s chief election official — but his combative style in defending its insecure voting technology lives on.Fellow Republican Brad Raffensperger, Kemp’s successor as secretary of state, has been pursuing the same … Continue reading

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House Passes H.R. 1

Final vote: 234-193.  UPDATE: The text of the whole thing [will be] here. (As of 7:30pm ET on 3/8/19, the only text appears to be from an earlier version: the version actually considered is a combination of this, this, and … Continue reading

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“The Cybersecurity 202: Election security is going to be the hot new Democratic campaign issue in 2020”

WaPo: Election security is already emerging as a key talking point on the campaign trail as Democrats offer up policies to secure votes from potential tampering and tout their own cybersecurity records — a sign they think this could be a strong … Continue reading

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“North Carolina elections officials will give U.S. attorney vastly fewer records than he sought in voter probe”

WaPo: Six months after a grand jury demanded millions of North Carolina voting records, state officials have announced they will release fewer than 800 voter files — a potentially significant setback for a Trump-appointed U.S. attorney who has targeted noncitizen … Continue reading

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“Trump’s DHS Guts Task Forces Protecting Elections From Foreign Meddling”

Daily Beast: Two teams of federal officials assembled to fight foreign election interference are being dramatically downsized, according to three current and former Department of Homeland Security officials. And now, those sources say they fear the department won’t prepare adequately … Continue reading

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NBER Study Finds Rhode Island Voter ID Law Depressed Turnout, Especially Among Young, Minority, Poor Voters

NBER: Effects of Photo ID Laws on Registration and Turnout: Evidence from Rhode IslandFrancesco Maria Esposito, Diego Focanti, Justine S. HastingsNBER Working Paper No. 25503Issued in January 2019NBER Program(s):Law and Economics, Public Economics, Political Economy We study the effect of photo ID laws on voting … Continue reading

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ProPublica and Lexington Herald-Leader Publish Third of 3 Devastating Articles on Kentucky Secretary of State Grimes

The Curious Case of a Kentucky Cybersecurity Contract: In the months after the 2016 elections, state election administrators spent millions of dollars investigating and addressing the cyber intrusions that had penetrated voting systems in dozens of states. Kentucky Secretary of … Continue reading

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