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Morales v. Handel

Case Information

Date Filed: October 9, 2008
State: Georgia
Issues: Voter Registration, State Voter Registration Databases, Voting Rights Act
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (Case 1:08-cv-03172)


Whether the state's new voter registration list maintenance procedures, which include a citizenship check, violate the Voting Rights Act and the National Voter Registration Act.


Order Denying Plaintiffs' and Defendants' Motions to Dismiss and Motions for Summary Judgment and Extending the Preliminary Injunction entered 6/15/10.  Civil Case Terminated 6/15/10.  Defendant's Certification of Compliance with Court's Order filed 7/6/10.

District Court Documents

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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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