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Information & Analysis

New Filings in SEIU v. Husted and Obama for America v. Husted

Today saw developments in two Ohio cases that are working their way through the federal courts. In SEIU v. Husted, State Attorney General Mike DeWine filed a motion to intervene on the issue of counting provisional ballots cast in the wrong precinct due to poll worker error. Secretary of State Husted has indicated that he will appeal the other part of the preliminary injunction, which requires that some provisional ballots with errors on the provisional ballot envelope be counted despite those errors. In Obama for America v. Husted, both the Attorney General and the Secretary of State have filed an appeal in the 6th Circuit, objecting to the preliminary injunction that orders the Secretary of State to restore early voting on the Saturday, Sunday, and Monday before Election Day.

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

A Special Master for the Cohen Case?

Edward B. Foley

There should be a strong presumption against special treatment just because the president is involved. 

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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

District Judge Rules in Favor of State in Ohio Voter Registration Case

Ruling on forms used by the state of Ohio to remove inactive voters from the voter rolls, U.S. District Judge George Smith found one minor violation of the National Voter Registration Act, but otherwise ruled that the forms did not violate federal law. The case is Ohio A. Philip Randolph Institute v. Husted.

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