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Information & Analysis

Republicans Ejected from Polls

The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that Republicans have been ejected from six polling places in Philadelphia.  It is unclear from the stories whether the ejected individuals were poll workers or merely observers.  It is also unclear who ejected them.  The story indicates that a "Democrat judge of elections" ejected them, which probably means one of the local trial court judges who under Pennsylvania law assume duty for resolving election day legal disputes.  However, the story could also be referring to actual poll workers, who are sometimes referred to as election judges.

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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