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Rivals in two House races both attend congressional orientation

With litigation pending, the official count not yet certified, and a likely automatic recount not yet begun, Steve Stivers and Mary Jo Kilroy agree that they should both be at the congressional orientiation for freshman members this week.  Both say that voters in the 15th district should not be harmed by the lengthy process of determining which of them will eventually win the congressional seat.  Similarly, Charlie Brown and Tom McClintock, currently separated by about 1,000 votes in CA-4, will both attend as well according to this Politicker report.  Fortunately, most of the candidates in as-yet-undecided races have taken this approach on how to proceed while we wait for results.  The exception has been the Minnesota Senate race in which partisan accusations have been lobbed back and forth between the candidates. 


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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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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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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