Breaking: Federal Court, Citing Evidence of Vulnerabilities of Georgia Voter Registration Database, Issues TRO Giving Some Voters Casting Provisional Ballots Chance to Have Vote Counted Before Kemp-Abrams Race Results Certified

You can find the 56 page opinion in Common Cause v. Kemp at this link. From the order: Plaintiff Common Cause Georgia filed this action against the Georgia Secretary of State1 seeking emergency injunctive relief to ensure that provisional ballots … Continue reading

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Rep. Issa, Clinging to Narrow Lead as Ballots are Counted, Says Democrats Will Force Counting of Ballots from “Illegal, Unregistered Voters”

At the time of this writing, Rep. Darrell Issa leads challenger Doug Applegate for California’s 49th congressional district by about 3,700 votes. But there are still an unknown number of provisional and other ballots left to be counted.  On Friday … Continue reading

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Breaking and Big: En Banc 9th Circuit, on 7-4 Vote, Won’t Require AZ to Count Ballots Cast Out of Precinct; Next to #SCOTUS?

The other shoe just dropped in Arizona. The Ninth Circuit, en banc, issued this short order declining an injunction pending appeal on the en banc case, and making it clear that when the en banc court considers this matter fully, what … Continue reading

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“Uncounted Votes The Racially Discriminatory Effects of Provisional Ballots”

New report from the Center for American Progress. From the emailed press release: RELEASE: The Racially Discriminatory Effects of Provisional Ballots Washington, D.C. — One week ahead of the 2014 midterm elections, much has been made of the new, more suppressive … Continue reading

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Breaking News: SCOTUS issues NC order, restrictions back in effect

Sure, just after Rick leaves.  Late Wednesday, the Supreme Court stayed the 4th Circuit’s earlier opinion blocking North Carolina’s rollback of same-day registration and its decision to no longer count ballots cast out-of-precinct.    Free of the double negatives: the … Continue reading

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65 Ways to Improve Our Democracy

Today the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Political Reform rolled out its recommendations and report today on strengthening American democracy.   Academics are usually on the outside looking in for such processes, but I was lucky enough to serve as one … Continue reading

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