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Information & Analysis

Sequoia failed to deliver 18,000 absentee ballots to Colorado

Sequoia insisted to Denver County officials that it had shipped all of the absentee ballots the county ordered, but county officials recently discovered that the company failed to ship 18,000 ballots.  See the Wired news story here.  At least one voter did not receive his ballot, after twice requesting one, until it was too late to cast it.  The man had already left town by the time the ballot arrived at his house. 

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

Ohio Early Voting Case: A Potential Precedent-Setter

Edward B. Foley

Today’s federal district court ruling in the Ohio early voting lawsuit will set a major precedent of nationwide significance if its novel legal theory is sustained on appeal.

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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

Seventh Circuit Order Permits Wisconsin's Voter ID Law to Take Effect

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit granted a stay in two cases, allowing Wisconsin's voter ID law to become effective for the upcoming November elections. The cases are Frank v. Walker and LULAC v. Deininger.

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