UPDATE: The Libertarian Party has filed a motion in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for an emergency injunction and expedited appeal.
Election Law @ Moritz has assembled a set of resources concerning the topic of elections going into overtime.
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It is a fortuitous coincidence that the University of Virginia’s Journal of Law & Politics has just published a piece of mine that shows the relevance of the current vote-counting process in Virginia’s Attorney General election to what might happen if the 2016 presidential election turns on a similar vote-counting process in Virginia.
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Professor Daniel Tokaji was quoted in an article from the Associated Press about an attorney general opinion that allows the Ohio treasurer to conduct telephone town halls using public money. The opinion will likely have broad ramifications for the upcoming elections, Tokaji said.
“As a practical matter, while that legal advice is certainly right, very serious concerns can arise about whether these are really intended to inform Ohio constituents about the operations of his office or if they’re campaign events,” he said.
Issue: Issue 1:
Does SB 14 violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. 1973, by denying the right to vote on account of race and language minority?
Does SB 14 violate the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by purposely denying minority voters equal protection for registration and voting?
Does SB 14 violate the Fifteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by prupsely denying minority voters the right to vote?
Does SB 14 severly burden or facially discriminate a class of voters without a legitimate governmental interest and violate the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution?
Does SB 14 restrict freedom of speech and association in violation of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution?
Does SB 14 create a poll tax in violation of the Fourteenth and Twenty-First Amendments of the U.S. Constitution?