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Information & Analysis

Student Voting Issues

Student voting issues have been reported in both Ohio and
Florida. Long lines have been observed all day at the Ohio Union, a polling
site on campus at the Ohio State University. The Columbus Dispatch reported that the
wait was 90 minutes long, and that some students lacked “proper
identification.” Reuters reported that students at the University of Central
Florida were being forced to vote provisional ballots (requiring later address
verification) because their voter registration cards did not match their campus
addresses. Florida state law no longer permits voters to update their addresses
on Election Day.

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

Of Bouncing Balls and a Big Blue Shift

Edward B. Foley

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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In the News

Daniel P. Tokaji

Ohio treasurer receives OK to host town halls

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.

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Info & Analysis

Daniel P. Tokaji

Tokaji Testimony for Senate DISCLOSE Hearing

Professor Tokaji has submitted the following writing testimony for today's hearing before the U.S. Senate Rules and Administration Committee on the proposed DISCLOSE Act.

 

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