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Information & Analysis

50,000 L.A. Primary Votes Uncountable

Los Angeles County officials state that 50,000 votes cast by independent voters in the Presidential primary cannot be counted. Independent voters failed to mark the ballots properly because the design was confusing and poll workers did not explain how to properly fill out the ballots. However, officials claim that the lost votes do not affect the allocation of the delegates between the Democratic candidates. Contributed by Nathan Cemenska, Web Editor.

Commentary

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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