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MN Senate Race: 12/8 Update

Survey USA has a new survey out of Minnesota voters.  Sixty-one percent approve of Secretary of State Mark Ritchie's handling of the recount while only 26% disapprove.  Fifty-eight percent think the recount process has been fair to both candidates but 60% want rejected absentee ballots to be reviewed.  Secretary Ritchie ordered counties to review their rejected absentee ballots to see if any were wrongly rejected.  Local officials are doing that this week and the state canvassing board may make a decision affecting those ballots by Friday.  See the Star Tribune coverage here.  Coleman officially leads by 192 votes according to the Star Tribune's recount page but, some missing ballots in Minneapolis are not yet accounted for and the ballots challenged by both campaigns during the recount have not yet been evaluated by the state canvassing board. 


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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