Three Republicans who cast Electoral College votes for Donald Trump after the 2020 presidential election were acting as federal officers and doing what the law allowed, defense lawyers told a federal judge on Wednesday.
The Trump electors — former… Continue reading
No one thinks Jan. 6 was a repeat of Fort Sumter. No one, that is, believes that Trump and his allies were rallying to secede from the Union. Nonetheless, the argument these lawyers press is that… Continue reading
The following is a post by Rosalind Dixon
, part of the Politics as Markets at 25 sympsosium:
Twenty-five years on, Sam Issacharoff and Rick Pildes’ Politics as Markets: Partisan Lockups of the Democratic Process continues to play a central… Continue reading
Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is overhauling its strategy to fight misinformation on social media in the 2024 race, recruiting hundreds of staffers and volunteers to monitor platforms, buying advertising to fight bogus claims, pushing its own countermessages out through… Continue reading
For over 120 years
, the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE) has consisted of five members, all appointed by the governor, with no more than three from a given political party. County elections boards have the same… Continue reading
The following is a post from Yasmin Dawood
, part of the Politics as Markets at 25 symposium.
Politics as Markets: Partisan Lockups of the Democratic Process, by Samuel Issacharoff and Richard Pildes, is a landmark article in the law… Continue reading
Republicans won a preliminary round in latest legal fight over New York’s congressional districts: The state’s top court Tuesday declined to force a mapmaking commission to immediately start drafting new lines.
The maps drawn in 2022 were tossed
when… Continue reading
Since it went into effect, critics have raised concerns that the law would impede voters with disabilities, elderly voters and voters who do not speak English. The federal trial, now entering its second week, is providing an unusual opportunity… Continue reading
The following is a post from Michael Pal
, part of the Politics as Markets symposium:
It’s a real pleasure to write a few words to honour “Politics as Markets” and all that it accomplished. For many of us outside… Continue reading
It resembled a political rally more than a news conference. In November 2021, exactly one year after Donald J. Trump lost the presidential election to Joseph R. Biden Jr., Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida spoke to a raucous crowd… Continue reading
As a Justice Department lawyer after the 2020 election, Jeffrey Clark
drafted a letter to top Georgia officials declaring that the agency had reason to doubt the legitimacy of the state’s election only after he was pressed to do… Continue reading
Greg Sargent WaPo column:
Democrats won a whole lot of elections in 2022, in no small part
on their vow to strengthen and defend democracy. But if they hope to turn the issue into a sustained political winner, they have… Continue reading
News from the States:
Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen Monday said the state would launch its own database of registered voters after withdrawing from a national one earlier this year.
Allen unveiled the Alabama Voter Integrity Database (AVID) to… Continue reading
This is truly must-read:
When I worked at Twitter, I led the team
that placed a fact-checking label on one of Donald Trump’s tweets for the first time. Following the violence of Jan. 6, I helped make the call to… Continue reading