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Indiana’s presidential race has only a 4,000 vote margin currently with 88% of precincts reporting.  It’s too early to know how many absentee and provisional ballots remain uncounted.  EL@M will be monitoring this race in the next day or two.  North Carolina presidential and gubernatorial races are similarly close and we will be watching these in the next couple of days.  Polling hours were extended in at least one North Carolina county.  Missouri’s presidential race is very close as well and the outcome subject to change depending on the outstanding uncounted votes. 

Voting in Florida seems to have gone relatively smoothly, perhaps because 49% of voters had already cast their ballots before polls opened today.  

There are close senate races in Minnesota and Louisiana.  Louisiana’s election in particular might experience some trouble as part of the continuing fallout from Katrina and its displaced electorate. 

Check back for more updates tomorrow. 

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. 

Read full post here.

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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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