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Information & Analysis

Rejected Absentee Ballots in Pennsylvania

With more voters choosing to cast absentee ballots, there's a risk that some of these voters will run into problems.  An example is Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where over 900 absentee ballot applications have been rejected due to mismatched signatures and incorrect dates of birth, according to this report. In addition, the Republican Party challenged 270 absentee ballot applications on Friday afternoon.  Such problems, which Charles Stewart has called "'leakage' in the absentee ballot pipeline" could make the difference in a close election and even fuel lawsuits over the outcome.  

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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