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Information & Analysis

Coleman prioritizes contest issues and Republican voters file new lawsuit over duplicates

The Coleman campaign has filed a proposed schedule for how to approach the issues in the election contest. The campaign would like to first address the absentee ballots that it alleges were wrongly excluded from the canvass. The proposal suggests that each new issue will only need to be reached in the trial if the preceding issue did not yield enough votes for Coleman to be declared the winner. See the proposed schedule here and the Star Tribune coverage here.  Republican voters are filing a new lawsuit over the alleged double-counting of original and duplicate ballots. See the Star Tribune story 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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