Allies of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used a blind spot in campaign finance laws to undercut a candidate from their own party this year — and their fingerprints remained hidden until the primary was already over.
Super PACs,… Continue reading
Mark Joseph Stern
Last Monday, the Washington Supreme Court agreed to hear
a challenge to Seattle’s “democracy vouchers,” an innovative public financing scheme
that’s already spreading
to other cities. The measure has already allowed
more young people, women,… Continue reading
The first votes of the Democratic presidential primary remain more than a year away, but black voters are keenly aware of the prominent role they will play in choosing the next nominee. In 2016, Mr. Sanders’s “political revolution” flamed… Continue reading
A new voter ID law will require photo identification to cast a ballot in North Carolina.
Earlier drafts of the bill disallowed students at private colleges in the state—such as Duke—from using their college ID card to… Continue reading
North Carolina’s top elections official issued an urgent plea nearly two years ago for the Trump administration to file criminal charges against the man now at the center of ballot fraud allegations that have thrown a 2018 congressional race… Continue reading
like a great conference at Bar Ilan University on Jan 1-3.
Portland Press Herald:
With two courts ruling against him, the Republican will no longer dispute Jared Golden’s election, but maintains that Maine’s voter-approved system is unconstitutional and illegal.
Rep. Bruce Poliquin on Monday dropped his legal challenge to the ranked-choice… Continue reading
Portland Press Herald:
The 1st Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling is the latest blow to Rep. Bruce Poliquin’s battle against ranked-choice voting.
A panel of federal judges Friday rejected Rep. Bruce Poliquin’s request for an emergency injunction
to block Maine… Continue reading
Senator Doug Jones of Alabama on Thursday said he was “outraged” to learn of deceptive online operations used by fellow Democrats to assist his election last year, and called for a federal investigation into the matter.
He was responding… Continue reading
North Carolina state election officials told federal prosecutors in January 2017 that they found evidence of efforts to manipulate the absentee ballot vote in rural Bladen County in the 2016 election and warned that such activities “will likely continue… Continue reading
Somehow missed this NYT story
As Russia’s online election machinations came to light last year, a group of Democratic tech experts decided to try out similarly deceptive tactics in the fiercely contested Alabama Senate race, according to people familiar… Continue reading