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A Comparison of North Carolina and Ohio (and Wisconsin)

Posted on October 6, 2014, 3:30 pm

Main points: (1) Ohio’s elimination of Golden Week has some differences than NC’s elimination of same-day registration throughout all of early voting; and (2) NC’s reversion to a rule disqualifying out-of-precinct ballots has an outright disenfranchising effect lacking in Ohio’s case, but present in Wisconsin’s.  

Changing Voting Rules After Ballots Are Cast

Posted on October 2, 2014, 11:41 am

To disqualify absentee ballots already cast based on a judicial change in the applicable rules for counting those ballots violates a Due Process principle articulated in Griffin v. Burns, 570 F.2d 1065 (1st Cir. 1978), among other precedents.


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