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Information & Analysis

Colorado SoS Election: Update

According to a report this morning, Denver still has 3820 absentee ballots to count, because they were unable to be read by the machines due to smudging or other damage. Duplicate ballots will be prepared by a bipartisan panel today. In addition, Denver has yet to verify the eligibility of one-third of the 3000 provisional ballots it has, as well as to count all the provisional ballots it verifies. The number of uncounted ballots from other counties, including Pueblo, remains unknown, and Democratic candidate Ken Gordon is still waiting on a final count before deciding his next move. It is unclear how the absentee ballots that were counted on Sunday, which numbered 10,000 to 15,000 thousand depending on which report one uses (compare herehere and here), change the margin that separate Gordon from the Republican candidate, Mike Coffman.

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

Ohio Early Voting Case: A Potential Precedent-Setter

Edward B. Foley

Today’s federal district court ruling in the Ohio early voting lawsuit will set a major precedent of nationwide significance if its novel legal theory is sustained on appeal.

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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

Seventh Circuit Order Permits Wisconsin's Voter ID Law to Take Effect

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit granted a stay in two cases, allowing Wisconsin's voter ID law to become effective for the upcoming November elections. The cases are Frank v. Walker and LULAC v. Deininger.

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