Results still appear to be coming in, but this is the consistent reporting
on the outcome. Danielle Smith, the leader of the conservatives, has strongly associated herself with Ron DeSantis. The New Democratic Party appears to have won a majority… Continue reading
As many readers of this blog know, I have been writing for some time now about the forces that are making democratic politics throughout the West more fragmented and that, as a result, are making it all the more difficult… Continue reading
Updated Post: The Court hands down opinions on Thursday this week. IF it’s going to dismiss this case, Thursday would be one likely date for an order dismissing the case, given the time that’s elapsed since the latest filings to… Continue reading
From Matt Yglesias’ Slow Boring substack. Best link for that I know of is here
. Here’s an excerpt:
There’s a construct — “misinformation” — that’s been wielded over the past five years as a kind of weird partisan cudgel… Continue reading
Russell Berman with an intriguing piece
in The Atlantic on less-discussed ways in which AI might dramatically lower the cost of campaigns and enable a broader range of candidates to run and compete:
Amid the growing panic, however, a new… Continue reading
I’ll be in charge of blogging this week, so send your suggested stories to me. Thanks to Guy Charles for holding down the fort last week.
Anticipation is for the closest race in Alberta’s history between the United Conservatives, currently in power, and the New Democratic Party. The Conservatives have governed Alberta for nearly all the past 40 years, other than 2015-2019. Here’s one story.
Via Tierney Sneed
at CNN, comes this cert. petition
before the Supreme Court in No. 22-1138.
Eastman is asking for a Munsingwear vacatur
of a federal district court ruling, which would wipe that case off the books on grounds it… Continue reading
“The California Democrat is surrounded by a large retinue of aides at all times, who tell her how and when to vote, explain what is going on when she is confused, and shield her from the press and public.” Story
… Continue reading
Registration is free and here
. Here’s the description:
The Elections & Voting Information Center (EVIC) at Reed College has conducted a survey of local election officials (LEOs) for the past 4 years that provides local officials with an important… Continue reading
Trump plays by rules afforded no other candidate. He might luck out again with a large field in 2024.”
Will the 2024 Republican Primary be like the 2016 primary? This
story from Politico.
. Paxton is suspended from office. (Thanks to Hugh Brady
for the correction). He now awaits a trial by the state Senate.
fascinating New York Times post-mortem on the Dominion defamation lawsuit against Fox. If your interest is Election Law and Civil Procedure, this is an absolute must-read.
Aaron Navarro has this
story for CBS News. From the article:
Campaign finance experts called the move “unprecedented” and had mixed reactions on if it violated FEC regulations.The transfer of “hard” campaign dollars — money raised under federal fundraising limits… Continue reading