ELB Quick Hits

The GOP Road To Absolute Chaos … Flirting With a Chaotic GOP Convention, Ben Ginsberg WSJ oped (“The past nine Republican conventions began with a presumptive nominee. And the chances of delegates arriving … in Cleveland next July with no clear nominee remain small. But the odds are no longer infinitesimal thanks to the multicandidate field, required early proportional voting, and the fact that only 16.2% of the delegates will have been chosen in … winner-take-all contests.”)

Database of 191 million U.S. voters exposed on Internet: researcher, Reuters (“An independent computer security researcher uncovered a database of information on 191 million voters that is exposed on the open Internet due to an incorrectly configured database, he said on Monday. The database includes names, addresses, birth dates, party affiliations, phone numbers and emails of voters in all 50 U.S. states and Washington, researcher Chris Vickery said in a phone interview.”)

Low turnout prompts initiative extravaganza for November ballotSF Chronicle

FEC Deadlocks on Ads Using Candidates’ Video, Bloomberg BNA (“The Federal Election Commission deadlocked on whether an outside group’s use of “b-roll” video footage produced by a candidate’s campaign constitutes an illegal campaign contribution.”)

Election 2016 By the Numbers, CPI

Elections Are Easy for Queens Prosecutor; Critics Call This a Problem, NYT

The surprising ineffectiveness of Super PACs in 2016 (so far), Lee Drutman, Vox

Webb Attacks Clinton With Eye on Independent Run, Bloomberg News

Campaign cash in state judicial elections grows, AP

Federal judge’s ruling on evidence could fuel John Doe appeal to U.S. Supreme CourtWisconsin State Journal

108 officials face recalls in the US in 2015; 65 ousted in a vote; 15 resign; At least 435 recall attempts, Recall Elections Blog


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