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Minnesota election contest update

Court proceedings were very brief today with a normal full day expected tomorrow.  Coleman's attorney, Ben Ginsburg, said that ballots that have already been counted from the Nauen group of Franken voters or the 933 that were counted after the Supreme Court-ordered review by the counties are now being labeled as illegally cast in light of Friday's order.  He was asked whether votes can be "uncounted" and he said he did not know but also that they are not asking for votes to be uncounted but rather, for a universal applicaiton of the counting rules.  Ginsburg also said that the remaining ballots appear to be from Coleman-leaning precincts but it remains to be seen how many of these can be proven to have been wrongfully rejected and legally cast and thus added to the count.  See the latest from MinnPost.com 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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