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Information & Analysis

MN Canvassing Board update

The canvassing board is meeting for the 4th day to dispose of the remaining Coleman challenges.  There may only be just over 100 ballots left to review and the board is moving through them quickly.  Franken is up by 190 votes among the reviewed challenges but the withdrawn challenges have not been officially adjudicated; the board will deal with these on Monday at 9 a.m.  The board has not updated the running totals for each candidate declaring that it is not interested in the "horse race" and wants to focus on each ballot that comes before it.  That has probably contributed to the disparity among news reports on the number of ballots left to review and the candidates' totals.  See the latest from the Star Tribune 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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