Michael Wines in the NYT
For the people who run elections at thousands of local offices nationwide, 2024 was never going to be an easy year. But the recent anonymous mailing of powder-filled envelopes to election offices in five… Continue reading
The Voting Rights Act, a landmark law that has for decades protected Black Americans from attempts to erode their political power, was dealt one of its most significant challenges this week when a federal appeals court moved to strike
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Republican Kari Lake is attempting a rebrand as she ramps up her campaign for U.S. Senate, even as she continues to litigate her 2022 loss in Arizona’s governor’s race.
In recent weeks, the conservative firebrand has extended olive
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No Labels, the centrist organization that is vying to gain ballot access for the 2024 presidential election, has joined forces with Javier Palomarez, an advocate of Hispanic-owned businesses with a history of allegations of workplace financial misconduct and sexual… Continue reading
Iowa Public Radio:
A jury spent about five hours deliberating before convicting Kim Phuong Taylor on 52 counts of voter fraud in federal court Tuesday in Sioux City. Taylor faces up to five years in prison on each count. A… Continue reading
The Colorado Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to take up an appeal of a state judge’s ruling
allowing former President Donald J. Trump to remain on the state’s primary ballot, in a nationwide battle
over his eligibility to run… Continue reading
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in the Washington Monthly.
A US appellate court decision Monday undercutting the Voting Rights Act of 1965
rejects decades of precedent and appears likely to provoke a confrontation at the US Supreme Court, where the milestone law has been increasingly under… Continue reading
Hansi Lo Wang
Mailed ballots that arrive on time but in envelopes without dates handwritten by Pennsylvania voters should be counted, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in a case that’s likely to end up before the U.S. Supreme… Continue reading
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America — the trade association also known as PhRMA that represents the country’s top drug companies, including Eli Lilly, Merck, and Pfizer — has contributed more than $34.5 million to the Republican-aligned dark money… Continue reading
A ruling on a bid to overturn Wisconsin’s legislative maps heavily tilted in favor of Republicans now rests with the state Supreme Court and its newly constituted liberal majority
after it heard three hours of arguments Tuesday.
Law… Continue reading
George Conway, Judge Luttig, and Barbara Comstock NYT oped
about plans for a second Trump presidency are frightening. He would stock his administration with partisan loyalists committed to fast-tracking his agenda and sidestepping — if not circumventing… Continue reading
When Georgia senators and representatives return to the state Capitol to fight over redistricting next week, some of the fiercest battles will be over their own seats.
Lawmakers must create seven new majority-Black districts in the Georgia General Assembly… Continue reading