Election Law @ Moritz has assembled a set of resources concerning the topic of elections going into overtime.
Edward B. Foley
I'm delighted that Oxford University Press has published my new book Ballot Battles: The History of Disputed Elections in the United States. I've collected links to last week's blogging related to the book's release.
The latest election law news from across the country...last updated February 1 (2:06 PM).
Professor David Stebenne was quoted in a Cleveland Plain-Dealer article about Ohio's presidential drought:
"The more polarized political atmosphere has tilted the playing field against most Ohio politicians," said David Stebenne, a professor of history and law at Ohio State University. "They, like most Ohio voters, are more moderate than the country as a whole. It's become a lot harder for Ohio politicians to get a major-party nomination."
Issue: 1. Does the desire to gain partisan
advantage for one political party justify
intentionally creating over-populated legislative
districts that result in tens of thousands of
individual voters being denied Equal Protection
because their individual votes are devalued,
violating the one-person, one-vote principle?
2. Does the desire to obtain favorable
preclearance review by the Justice Department
permit the creation of legislative districts that
deviate from the one-person, one-vote principle?
And, even if creating unequal districts to obtain
preclearance approval was once justified, is this
still a legitimate justification after Shelby County v.
Holder, 133 S.Ct. 2612 (2013)?
3. Was the Arizona redistricting
commission correct to disregard the majorityminority
rule and rely on race and political party
affiliation to create Hispanic “influence” districts?