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Information & Analysis

PA Voters Sue for Emergency Paper Ballots

The Pennsylvania NAACP and other groups have sued the state's Secretary of the Commonwealth to force him to require paper ballots in polling places when 50% or more of the voting machines in those polling places have broken down [Read the Complaint].  For information on how Pennsylvania and 16 other states currently treat the issue of touchscreen breakdown, Key Questions for Key States:  What if touchscreens break down?  (See the EL@M case page and Lawsuit Tracker page for more information and case documents). 


Edward B. Foley

Gerrymandering as Viewpoint Discrimination: A "Functional Equivalence" Test

Edward B. Foley

A First Amendment test for identifying when a map is functionally equivalent to a facially discriminatory statute.

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In the News

Daniel P. Tokaji

This is why US election ballots routinely go missing

Professor Dan Tokaji was quoted in USA Today about the prevalence of missing election ballots.


"Most of the time, it just goes unreported because it doesn't affect the result," Tokaji said. 

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Info & Analysis

Supreme Court Finds Partisan Gerrymandering Claims to be Non-Justiciable Political Questions

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion on Thursday determining that claims of partisan gerrymandering are political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts. The opinion resolved disputes originating in North Carolina and Maryland, in the cases of Rucho v. Common Cause and Lamone v. Benisek.

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