It apparently deters money laundering. See Judge Is Charged in Money-Laundering Case in the NY Times.
The San Francisco Chronicle offers this report, which begins: “Business associates of San Francisco real estate agent and political fundraiser Julie Lee say it was their desire to maintain good relations with the local powerbroker that led them to become players in a campaign finance scandal that drove former Secretary of State Kevin Shelley from office and led to Lee’s arrest on state and federal fraud charges.”
A.P. offers this report, which begins: “COLUMBUS, Ohio – Three proposals to change election law have tentatively exceeded the number of signatures needed to be placed on the Nov. 8 ballot, leaving it up to an appeals court to decide whether backers legally collected the signatures.”
The Cleveland Plain Dealer offers this report. It begins: “Two Cuyahoga County elections officials were indicted Tuesday on charges of not handling ballots correctly during the recount of the 2004 presidential election.”
you might consider stamps commemorating the Voting Rights Act and other civil rights milestones.
I have posted the document here. The opinion addresses an important legal question about the ability of federal officeholders to raise funds for state initiative contests, including those (as in the Berman-Doolittle case) involving proposed changes to the redistricting process. The Mason-Toner opinion begins:
- We joined the Commission’s ruling today because the activities presented by the requestors do not implicate the ban on soft-money fundraising under Section 441i(e).
The threshold legal question in deciding whether Section 441i(e)
You can find the report here. The portion dealing with the Voting Rights act appears on pages 36-40 of the report.
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I’m off to APSA, presenting my paper on election administration reform Thursday (see here). Blogging will be light through Labor Day.
A.P. offers this report from New Mexico.
Tova Wang offers this commentary in Mother Jones, with the subhead: “Laws requiring voters to present very specific forms of ID are becoming the voting rights barrier of the 21st Century.”