Must-read Politico Deep Dive into Brian Newby, a Kobach Protege Who is Causing Major Problems with Election Administration as Executive Director of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission

Read this quite damning portrait:  A tiny federal agency that plays a crucial role in assisting the nation’s local election supervisors is gripped by a leadership crisis that hassparked concerns that it is unprepared to play its role in protecting … Continue reading

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“The Technology 202: Republicans make alleged conservative bias top priority at election security hearing”

WaPo: Google, Facebook and Twitter executives came to Capitol Hill to testify about election security. Instead they faced a grilling about whether their platforms are biased against conservatives.A string of Republicans on the House Oversight and Reform Committee skipped questions about how … Continue reading

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Must Read from Tierney Sneed: Ginni Thomas, Wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Discussed Anti-“Voter Fraud” Campaign in Virginia Which Could Have Intimidated Minority Voters

Scoop from Tierney Sneed at Talking Points Memo (you’ve got to read the whole thing): Ginni Thomas, the conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, wanted to “target” the “most questionable” precincts in Virginia with an anti-voter … Continue reading

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“+100 Organizations send an open letter to 2020 presidential candidates urging them to support and campaign on democracy”

Release: Today, a coalition of more than 100 democracy, environmental, religion, good government, civil rights, and other groups from the Declaration of American Democracy coalition signed an open letter that was sent to all 2020 presidential candidates urging them to make comprehensive democracy … Continue reading

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Today’s Must-Read: Republicans Blame Democrats’ Passage of H.R. 1 Reform Bill in the House for Failure of Senate to Take Up Separate Legislation Protecting Country from Russian and other Foreign Interference in U.S. Elections

KC Star: Despite clear and compelling evidence of a Russian plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election,partisanship has all but killed any chance that Congress will pass legislation to shore up election security before voters cast their ballots next year.Republicans and … Continue reading

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