The court’s opinion is here
and no doubt there will be an appeal.
There’s a discussion of whether this ruling comes too late under the Purcell Principle near the end of the opinion, but it does not get into the… Continue reading
is right to be concerned about student voting, especially in the pandemic.
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In a new report released today, a diverse group of 25 experts in U.S. politics, elections, and civil rights make the case for universal civic duty voting—that is, mandatory participation in elections—in the United States. “Lift
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deep dive for the NYT:
For the fourth time since April, the Supreme Court this week made it harder
for Americans to vote. The ruling, Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in dissent, was part of “a trend of condoning… Continue reading
I have written this piece
for the New York Times Sunday Review (part of their “The America We Need” series on inequality). It begins:
What if we made voting an agent of equality, not inequality? And how can we get… Continue reading
Updated as of December 23: the post below lists 335 cases in 45 states, DC, and Puerto Rico.
AND ANOTHER UPDATE: I’ve joined forces in this enterprise with the Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project
, and a team led by Zahavah… Continue reading
I have posted this draft
on SSRN, which is a work in progress aimed at a moving target. Comments welcome. Here is the abstract:
The COVID-19 global pandemic, which already has claimed approximately 90,000 lives in the United States as… Continue reading
John Myers reports
for the Los Angeles Times.
Whether or not one agrees with mandatory voting as policy, I do not believe it violates the First Amendment’s right to free speech, as the article suggests opponents imply.
A mandatory voting… Continue reading
mentioned a few
of the exceptional election-related events at AALS so far.
There are still several to come, including my stint tomorrow
at 8:30 as least valuable player on a 2020
with Dale Ho, Christina Mora,… Continue reading
The new year brings another new book on electoral mechanics
, edited by Jan Eichhorn and Johannes Bergh. The abstract:
This book explores the consequences of lowering the voting age to 16 from a global perspective, bringing together empirical research… Continue reading
The WaPo headline is absolutely
And the “surge” they’re describing reached 48 percent
turnout in 2017, and 43 percent in 2019 – far more than most off-year
elections, and still less than a majority of the eligible electorate.
A federal judge allowed a challenge Tuesday to New Hampshire’s new voter residency law to continue, though he expressed some doubts about the strength of the case.The new law, which took effect July 1, ends the state’s distinction… Continue reading