From the Washington Post
At an often contentious emergency hearing Wednesday, Democratic lawmakers pressed the director of the Census Bureau on how he will follow last week’s presidential directive
to change the way the decennial census is used for… Continue reading
From the WSJ, a troubling report
, but negotiations are still ongoing:
“We’ve already appropriated an awful lot of money for election assistance,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday. “What we’re not going to do is federalize the American… Continue reading
, on a new report from Maplight:
Daniel G. Newman, president and co-founder of MapLight, told me: “We are playing with fire as a nation by failing to address the gaps and ambiguities in our election rules that… Continue reading
Hopefully some of these funds
will enable the Postal Service to ramp up for managing the flood of absentee ballots this fall.
The organization Issue One has issued this report
“Secretive shell companies provide ideal cover for foreigners wishing to evade the existing prohibition on their involvement in U.S. elections,” said Issue One Founder and CEO Nick Penniman. “The Justice Department… Continue reading
Bangor Daily News:
Those making a fourth legal challenge in just over two years to Maine’s ranked-choice voting system are using a new lens of equity, but they will have to convince a federal judge that fundamentals have shifted since… Continue reading
deep dive analyzing the absentee ballot process in WI’s April 7th primary, the Green Bay Press Gazette (hat tip to local media) concludes that more than 23,000 absentee ballots were rejected in that primary. The story points out… Continue reading
This could be an important option for the fall, for jurisdictions that can manage to do this
Voters don’t have to leave their vehicles to vote in the primary election in Eau Claire.
City officials have set up drive-thru… Continue reading
From the Detroit Free Press
Do you have a completed absentee ballot, but haven’t put it in the mail yet? You need to act immediately — and probably avoid the mailbox altogether — if you want to ensure your… Continue reading
I’m going to try to take a few days away from the news and social media, and I’m happy to say that Rick Pildes will be guest blogging.
Please direct any queries and tips to him.
Thanks to Rick for… Continue reading
Voter registration rates in April and May of 2020 have plummeted in relation to the rates in the same months in 2016. Declines in voter registration rates have been as significant as 75% in some states. This decrease… Continue reading
Charles Stewart has posted this important draft
on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
A “lost vote” occurs when a voter does all that is asked of her, and yet her vote is uncounted in the final tally. Estimating the magnitude… Continue reading
Republicans once dominated voting by mail in Florida. But that was before President Donald Trump got involved.After months of hearing Trump denigrate mail-in balloting, Republicans in the critical battleground state now find themselves far behind Democrats in the… Continue reading