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Information & Analysis

Close races update - NC goes for Obama, OR Senate race called, 55,000 votes to be counted in Alaska Senate race

The AP has called the North Carolina race for Obama after determining there are not enough provisional ballots or other uncounted ballots remaining for McCain to close the gap.

Merkley has unseated incumbent Smith in the Oregon Senate race.

55,000 votes remain to be counted in the Alaska Senate race between Stevens and Begich.

The vote gap is narrowing between Franken and Coleman in Minnesota's Senate race and OH-15's House race between Stivers and Kilroy. 

A run-off election has been scheduled in Georgia for the Senate race between Chambliss and Martin.

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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