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Information & Analysis

30 Florida counties come up with new ways to deal with the state's

Some Florida counties are making it easier for voters whose names or other data do not match exactly with BMV or SSA records to vote without in one trip.  Broward County plans to allow these flagged voters to bring copies of ID to the polls to include with their provisional ballots rather than having to make a return trip to provide the same ID within 48 hours after election day.  Miami-Dade County is also allowing the flagged voters to bring ID to the polls to clear up their status and, these voters will be allowed to cast a regular ballot. 

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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