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Information & Analysis

Early Votes in Nevada and Elsewhere

Although polls haven't yet opened in Nevada, most voters there have probably cast their ballots already.  The Wall Street Journal reports here.  Almost 60% of Nevadans voted early in 2008, according to this report from the Election Assistance Commission (Table 29.A).   Other battleground states with high numbers of absentee or early votes include California, Colorado, and Florida.  Michael McDonald has updated early and absentee voting stats here.

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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