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Information & Analysis

OH Court Resolves Lingering Provisional Issues

The US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio has ordered that Ohio provisional ballots shall not be rejected merely because poll workers failed to execute their part of the accompanying paperwork properly.  However, the order does not detail what to do if voters, due to poor instructions from poll workers or other reasons, themselves fail to execute their part of the paperwork properly.  The order also states that addresses that do not correspond to any building shall be considered acceptable addresses for purposes of voting so long as the voter intends to return to that address.  See Major Pending Cases case page, Lawsuit Tracker page.

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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