In depth story by Alexandra Berzon
in the NY Times on Cleta Mitchel’s mission to organizing a group of activists, recruited from right-wing organizations prone to conspiracy theories, “into an ‘army of citizens’ trained to aggressively monitor elections.”
Public support for gun control, including regulating access to assault-style weapons, is currently extraordinarily high
. But will Congress act
? It would take ten Republican Senators to break. The odds are not good. And if they did, federal legislation… Continue reading
As Ned Foley and I have been writing about in various forums, our typical use of plurality voting rules in the US can lead to factional candidates winning nominations or elections, even though they lack majority support. That’s one of… Continue reading
The federal government has found no evidence that flaws in Dominion voting machines have ever been exploited, including in the 2020 election, according to the executive director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.CISA, an arm of… Continue reading
Initial stories about voter turnout in Georgia’s primaries noted the dramatic increase in turnout from the prior primaries in 2018. I flagged
those stories, but said I wanted to see what the rejection rate for absentee ballots would be, given… Continue reading
Donald J. Trump had cast this year’s primaries as a moment to measure his power, endorsing candidates by the dozen as he sought to maintain an imprint on his party unlike any other past president.But after the first… Continue reading
Following up on this post
, you can find the emergency application at this link.
Gov. Doug Ducey has vetoed legislation which would have required county election officials to cancel the registration of anyone they determine is not qualified to vote.The move Friday, the first of the governor this session, came amid… Continue reading
Great profile of Jonathan
, who was an excellent student of mine at UCI in my election law course.
We have survived another round of elections, everyone. Congratulations. But a bigger congratulations goes to election administrators in Texas
, who pulled off successful elections last week after both states passed winding and… Continue reading
, in a story titled Why Texans Can’t Get the Gun Laws They Really Want, Joshua Blank reports on polling data that appears to show that Texans favor stricter gun policies than those the legislature has recently enacted.… Continue reading
There will be occasion to write much more about what when wrong, and why, with the effort at redistricting reform in Ohio for this decennial cycle. But all of us who work in the field of election law should take… Continue reading
A Florida appeals court ruled against an attempt to use new court-ordered congressional maps in the state’s 2022 elections.The 1st District Court of Appeal found that a lower court’s injunction was “unlawful on its face”
because it… Continue reading
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