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Information & Analysis

Miami-Dade County Will Not Announce Results Until at Least Tomorrow

We may not know a winner in the presidential election in Florida until at least tomorrow.  The Miami Herald is reporting that four hours after polls closed at 7:00 pm hundreds of people were still waiting in line to cast their ballots.  In addition, 18,000 absentee ballots arrived in Miami-Dade County on Tuesday, which will be tallied tomorrow.  The networks may have called the race for President Obama, but we may not know the result in Florida for some time.  This could be an issue to watch, especially if Governor Romney does not concede the race tonight.  We will continue to monitor the vote casting and counting issues in South Florida.

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

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down aggregate campaign contribution cap

The U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion today in McCutcheon v. FEC, striking down aggregate limits on political campaign contributions but leaving in place limits on contributions to individual candidates.

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