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Information & Analysis

Advancement Project and ACLU Sue Over Unlawful Voter Purging in Michigan

The Advancement Project and the ACLU are suing Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land, Michigan Bureau of Elections Director Christopher M. Thomas, and Ypsilanti Clerk Frances McMullen over allegedly unlawful voter registration purge programs.  The programs in question automatically remove voters who obtain a driver's license in another state and whose voter identification cards are returned by the post office as undeliverable.  Plaintiffs claim these programs do not provide adequate notice to voters and violate the NVRA.  Plaintiffs also allege young voters and minority voters wil be disproportionately affected by these practices.  Election Law @ Moritz will soon begin tracking the case in its Major Pending Cases database. 

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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