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Information & Analysis

Franken Will Get Names of Absentee Voters

A Ramsey County (St. Paul) judge has ordered the county to produce to US Senate candidate Al Franken a list of the names and addresses of absentee voters whose ballots the county has rejected.  The Franken campaign has indicated in the past that it may use this information to approach voters and see whether they can get their ballots counted.  The Franken campaign intends to use the voters' cooperation as a means to persuade the State Canvassing Board to include rejected absentee ballots as part of the recount.  The Coleman campaign, which was not a party to the proceedings, stated that it will not approach voters in this way.  More info here.

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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