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Information & Analysis

Preliminary Reports of PA Problems

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that some Pennsylvania voters have been left off the polling place roster and in other cases the party affiliation listed next to their names is incorrect (see here). There are also reports of machine breakdowns and long lines (see here and here). The extent of the problems is unclear. See page 13 of this in-depth EL@M report for an analysis of how Pennsylvania law treats the problem of long lines discouraging individuals from voting. Check back for further updates.

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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