While voter turnout remained strong, absentee voting in Georgia dropped off drastically in this year’s midterm election, the first major test of an expansive 2021 voting law
that added restrictions for casting ballots by mail.
Data released by the… Continue reading
This weekend, the Democratic National Committee’s Rules and Bylaws Committee will recommend changes to the party’s delegate selection rules and primary calendar for the 2024 election. On the topic, I strongly recommend Josh Putnam’s FrontloadingHQ
for all the details.
There… Continue reading
Former president Donald Trump expressed solidarity with the mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, sending a video of support to a fundraising event Thursday night hosted by a group called the Patriot Freedom Project that… Continue reading
For the past two years, Republican officials in the critical battleground state of Pennsylvania have blasted mail voting, firing off lawsuits and bills aimed at crippling the balloting method that has become increasingly popular post-pandemic.
In the wake of… Continue reading
Sam Wang oped for WaPo:
But if the Republicans win in the U.S. Supreme Court, the result on a national scale would almost certainly benefit Democrats
. Why? Because outside North Carolina, only swing states and blue states have curbed… Continue reading
Derek Muller will be primary ELB blogger next week.
On Wednesday, December 7, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the Moore v. Harper case. I will be live blogging the audio of the oral arguments right here on… Continue reading
The New York City Bar Association hosted this excellent panel discussion
, co-sponsored by the Brennan Center, in advance of next week’s oral arguments in Moore v. Harper. The panel featured Carter Phillips (Sidley Austin LLP, Counsel of Record for… Continue reading
On Thursday, a judge ruled the board had “exceeded its lawful authority” by not certifying the election results on time and ordered the board to hold an emergency meeting by the end of the day.
The judge said… Continue reading
Travis Crum has posted this draft
on SSRN (forthcoming, Oxford Handbook of American Election Law). Here is the abstract:
There is no explicit, affirmative right to vote in the federal Constitution. At the Founding, the franchise was largely limited to… Continue reading
Cochise County officials may go to court Thursday without an attorney to represent them against charges that they broke the law by failing to certify the results of the Nov. 8 election.
County supervisors on Tuesday voted to… Continue reading
Legislation to overhaul how Congress counts presidential electoral votes should hop on the must-pass spending omnibus on its way out of the Senate, Sens. Joe Manchin III
and Amy Klobuchar
Speaking at a National Council… Continue reading
Voters are having to wait in line for more than two hours at some crowded voting locations before casting a ballot in the U.S. Senate runoff, a consequence of both high turnout and a shorter early voting period, The… Continue reading
for The Atlantic:
Something that became very clear in 2020 is that America’s election system relies not on spelled-out rules and regulations, but on human beings acting honestly. Before 2016, the certification process was not used as a… Continue reading
On Election Day, November 8, 2022, every voting machine in every polling place in Mercer County, New Jersey failed to work. Voters in each precinct filled in the ovals in their preprinted optical-scan paper ballots, but the voting… Continue reading