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New comment by Edward Foley on yesterday's two Minnesota contest rulings

If you want to get up to speed on the Minnesota election contest, read this piece by EL@M Director Edward Foley which analyzes the two unanimous rulings of the contest court and what they may mean taken together.  At issue is whether or not Coleman's Bush v. Gore claim is still relevant in these proceedings or will be able to be heard in a future federal court case, if the contest continues beyond this court.  Washington County Elections Director Kevin Corbid is still in on the stand today and is currently undergoing cross-examination by the Franken campaign.  During direct examination this morning, Judge Reilly said explicitly that she and the panel plan to see that legally cast and wrongfully rejected ballots get opened and counted.  See the latest from The Star Tribune here


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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Judge Denies Motion for Preliminary Injunction in NC Case

U.S. District Judge Thomas D. Schroeder denied the motion for a preliminary injunction sought by the plaintiffs in a case challenging a new North Carolina voting law as violating the Voting Rights Act and the federal Constitution. Judge Schroeder also denied the defendants' motion for judgment on the pleadings. The case is North Carolina NAACP v. McCrory.

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