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Allegations of Voter Intimidation and Fraud

Salon.com offers this rundown of reports of voter intimidation and voter fraud across the country.  They include the South Carolina Democratic Party's allegation that Tea Party activists were harassing student voters from historically black Benedict College this morning.  It also discusses alleged incidents in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota. As is typically the case on Election Day, it's difficult to corroborate these reports, but we'll continue to follow them as the day proceeds. UPDATE: The New York Times also provides a round-up of reports of intimidation.

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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