The Michigan Republican Party is starving for cash. A group of prominent activists — including a former statewide candidate — was hit this month with felony charges connected to a bizarre plot to hijack election machines. And in the… Continue reading
“Trump’s team has worked behind the scenes to ensure delegate selection rules play to their favor — or, in their rivals’ telling, to ‘rig’ the system.”
APSA and Protect Democracy have issued a new report
entitled “More than Red and Blue: Political Parties and American Democracy.” From the press release
A new report released today by the American Political Science Association (APSA) and Protect Democracy
… Continue reading
Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses will be held on Jan. 15, state Republicans voted on Saturday, kicking off the 2024 presidential nomination process.
The vote by the Iowa Republican Party’s state central committee, which scheduled the contest on the Martin… Continue reading
Sharing a chapter
I have written for The Oxford Handbook of American Election Law (Eugene Mazo, ed.) (2023, forthcoming). The chapter, among other things, stresses the ways that the U.S. Supreme Court’s current approach to the associational freedom of political… Continue reading
Lee Drutman WaPo oped
(adapted from his new report, “More Parties, Better Parties: The Case for Pro-Parties Democracy Reform
It’s presidential campaign season, so pick your panic: The No Labels organization threatens to run a centrist such as… Continue reading
New Hampshire is in open rebellion. Georgia is all but out.
South Carolina and Nevada are on board but face stiff Republican pushback. Michigan’s compliance may mean having to cut the state legislative session short, despite Democrats controlling both… Continue reading
A Nevada news outlet has the details here
, and the news release from the Nevada Republican Party is here
. It took me a while to find the complaint, which was filed in state court last week in a… Continue reading
New York Times
For the second consecutive parliamentary election, Cambodia has disqualified the country’s main opposition party, eliminating the only credible challenge to the ruling party of Prime Minister Hun Sen.
The country’s National Election Commission on Monday refused… Continue reading
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Greg Bluestein reports
this morning on efforts by the Georgia Republican Assembly, a conservative faction within the state GOP, to change the party’s rules to permit the state party to block candidates from qualifying to run as… Continue reading
Seth Masket, writing at Politico
, shares results of his survey of GOP county chairs about their current leanings in the 2024 presidential primary.
“Overall, this survey suggests a group of party insiders that hasn’t made up its mind, but… Continue reading
These days when a partisan official chooses to break with the party to represent the interests of his constituents it really is news. Last week, Merv Riepe, a Republican State Senator in Nebraska cast the vote that blocked the passage… Continue reading
A thanks to Lee Drutman
for resurfacing a 2022 article in the American Political Science Review
, based on an original dataset of political parties in 20 Western democracies, suggesting that having more elected officials who are women associated with… Continue reading
Redistricting and the “party line” in New Jersey primaries receive some
(but not all) of the blame.