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Day 9 of Minnesota election contest trial ends

At the end of Day 9, Anoka County Elections Director, Rachel Smith, revealed that she and her staff yesterday found three original UOCAVA military ballots that had been remade on election night. On election night, the duplicates of these ballots were counted. In the recount, only originals were counted at the insistence of the campaigns. Therefore, because these three original ballots were not found until yesterday, they were not counted in the recount and three votes had to be deducted from the vote totals. The ballots were stored apparently in an unconventional way with the application materials in front of them. In light of yesterday’s ruling establishing the universe of ballots for which evidence may be entered, it will be interesting to see if evidence will be admitted by the panel for these three newly found ballots. 


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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