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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

Daniel P. Tokaji

What's the Matter with Kobach?

Daniel P. Tokaji

By "Kobach," I mean the Kobach v. EAC case in which the Tenth Circuit heard oral argument Monday – rather than its lead plaintiff, Kansas’ controversial Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who argued the position of his state and the State of Arizona. This post discusses what’s at issue in the case, where the district court went wrong, and what the Tenth Circuit should do.

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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

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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