Breaking: Brian Kemp Resigns as Georgia Secretary of State, Effective Tonight, As Abrams Continues to Fight for Votes in Governor’s Race

Axios reports. Kemp should have recused himself from any issues connected to this election, given his obvious conflict of interest. This comes after numerous complaints about how he conducted this election and election administration in Georgia generally. Protect Democracy, which … 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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“Is the Assault on Voting Rights Getting Worse, or Are We Just Noticing It More?”

I have written this piece for Slate. It begins: Over the weekend, President Donald Trump threatened prosecutions against nonexistent voter fraud, a message likely aimed at intimidating voters and stopping some from voting. With Trump’s heightened rhetoric and a seemingly increasing number … Continue reading

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“Coalition of Civil Rights Groups Ask for Emergency Relief for Newly Naturalized Voters Suspended by Georgia’s Exact Match Process”

Release: Today, a coalition of civil rights organizations filed an emergency motion in Georgia federal district court to make sure that persons inaccurately flagged as non-citizens under Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s flawed “exact match” system can vote. Kemp’s “exact match” voter registration process … Continue reading

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AP: Ga. SOS Kemp, Running for Governor Against African-American Opponent, Holding 53,000 Voter Registrations (70% from African Americans) Because of Minor Discrepancies Like Missing Hyphens in Names

AP: According to records obtained from Kemp’s office through a public records request, Appling-Nunez’s application —like many of the 53,000 registrations on hold with Kemp’s office — was flagged because it ran afoul of the state’s “exact match” verification process. … Continue reading

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Breaking: Supreme Court, on 6-2 Vote, Allows North Dakota to Enforce Its Voter ID Law Address Requirement Alleged to Discriminate Against Native American Voters

Justices Ginsburg and Kagan (but surprisingly not Justice Sotomayor) dissented, citing the Purcell Principle. Justice Kavanaugh did not participate. Breaking: #SCOTUS allows North Dakota voter ID requirement, which had been enjoined during the primaries, to be enforced during the general … Continue reading

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“Commissioner Gail Heriot Statement and Rebuttal in the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ An Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States”

New on SSRN: On September 12, 2018, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights published a report entitled “An Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States.” This Statement was part of that report. It argues, among other things, … Continue reading

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