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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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Professor Daniel Tokaji was quoted in an article from the Akron Beacon-Journal about the multi-million dollar lawsuit against Benjamin Suarez, who is accused of making illegal campaign contributions. Tokaji said it's tough to know exactly what the government's case consists of.
“It’s hard to say. If they’ve got witnesses, especially those in the company who will testify to what the government claims was going on, and there isn’t any evidence to contradict that testimony, then the government would seem to have a strong case,” Tokaji said.
Issue: Original Issues: (1) Whether Ohio's voter ID laws are unconstitutional as "confusing, vague, and impossible to apply" in violation of the right to vote; whether the laws are unconstitutional because they apply only to in-person voters and not to absentee voters; whether they are unconstitutional because they may bar voters who do not have required identification from voting on Election Day; whether they are unconstitutional because only some forms of ID must have current address; whether they are unconstitutional as a poll tax. (2) Whether Ohio's provisional-ballot laws are unconstitutionally vague and therefore violate Equal Protection and Due Process.
Current Issue: Whether an April 2010 Consent Decree requiring that provisional ballots improperly voted as a result of poll worker error still be counted is valid under Ohio law.