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MN Senate race - board concludes today's meeting

The state canvassing board has concluded its 4th meeting day.  Secretary Ritchie said in the post-meeting press conference that almost all of the challenged ballots in need of review have been disposed of by the board.  Next week, a few more challenged ballots might pop up that could have been overlooked this week as staff tried to reconcile withdrawn challenges with those still needing review.  The board will meet on Monday at 9 a.m. CT to reveal how the withdrawn challenges have been adjudicated.  After that, the counties have until Dec. 31 to submit amended returns to the state board that include corrections with respect to the originals/duplicates issue and the addition of absentee ballots that the campaigns agree to count.  Final results may not be certified until these amended returns are submitted and reviewed by the board. 

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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