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MN Senate Race: 12/11 Update

The Star Tribune has this article questioning whether the rule of law trumps the right to vote.  It reports that Minneapolis has foud 171 wrongly rejected absentee ballots while Dakota County has found 110.  Other counties are also reporting small numbers of wrongly rejected absentee ballots which, taken together, could be the deciding votes in the race if they ultimately are counted.  In addition, Minneapolis discovered a package of 12 absentee ballots, likely from overseas military voters, that were never counted or rejected.  See the report here.  No action has yet been taken with respect to these ballots.  The state canvassing board meets tomorrow to discuss whether to include wrongly rejected absentee ballots in the recount results.  The Franken campaign has put out a video in which voters whose absentee ballots were mistakenly rejected speak about the experience. 


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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