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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

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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