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NAACP New York State Conference v. New York State Board of Elections

Case Information

Date Filed: June 28, 2010
State: New York
Issues: Voting Rights Act, Voting Technology
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Case 1:10-cv-02950)


Whether New York's overvote practice and procedure results or will result in the denial of New York citizen's right to vote on account of race or color, in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.


Amended Complaint filed 9/2/10. Answers by all Defendants filed on 10/1/10.  Motion to Compel filed 11/17/10. Parties' Stipulation and Joint Motion for Confidentiality filed 8/4/11. Motion to Dismiss filed 2/29/12. Case dismissed 8/8/12.

District Court Documents


Edward B. Foley

The Claim that the Media is Rigging the Election--and Citizens United

Edward B. Foley

This post floats a tentative thought, welcoming reaction to it (but isn't that in part what blogging is for? :-) Elsewhere, I've addressed the current claims that the election might be rigged through modern-day equivalents of old-fashioned ballot-box stuffing.  Here, I want to consider the other current claim being made: that the mainstream media is rigging (or attempting to rig) the election, as Trump, Pence, and other supporters of their ticket are claiming. 

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In the News

Edward B. Foley

Mich.’s elections designer: No ‘easy path to fraud’

Professor Edward Foley was quoted in The Detroit News about efforts Michigan officials have taken to prevent widespread voter fraud. Among the precautions: removing more than 800,000 people from voter rolls who have died or moved out of state since 2011 and requiring voters without photo identification to sign an affidavit under penalty of perjury in order to sign a ballot.

“That’s a pretty good security system for the moment, especially in terms of protecting against hacking,” Foley said.

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Info & Analysis

Federal Judge Finds Florida Absentee Voting Law Unconstitutional

Over the weekend, U.S. District Judge Mark Walker issued an order finding part of Florida\'s absentee voting law unconstitutional. In granting the plaintiffs\' motion for a preliminary injunction, Judge Walker determined that Florida\'s statutory scheme requiring automatic rejection of absentee ballots with signatures not matching those on file unlawfully disenfranchised voters. The case is Florida Democratic Party v. Detzner.

This case follows another Florida case in which Judge Walker ordered the state to extend the voter registration deadline by a week in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. That case is Florida Democratic Party v. Scott.

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