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OH-15: First lawsuit challenging provisional ballots in close House race

Supporters of Steve Stivers have sued in the Ohio Supreme Court to have provisional ballots thrown out in his race against Mary Jo Kilroy if they contain the voter's signature but not the voter's printed name.  They allege that both are required for the ballot to be eligible for counting. [Read the Complaint].  See here for a 2006 analysis of Ohio's provisional ballot statute.  See the EL@M case page for more information and additional court documents.   

Editor's note: This post originally stated that Stivers himself was suing to throw out the ballots. Plaintiffs are actually two voters.


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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