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4.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on Ballot Selfies Still Illegal in New York

Ballot Selfies Still Illegal in New York

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, in Silverberg v. Board of Elections of the State of New York, refused to enjoin New York’s prohibition of ballot selfies, finding (internal citations omitted):   Plaintiffs’ important First Amendment rights must be reconciled with the cherished right to vote….

4.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on Kobach Lacks Authority to Create Two-Tier Registration System

Kobach Lacks Authority to Create Two-Tier Registration System

The latest in the saga of litigation regarding Kansas’ proof of citizenship requirement for registering to vote was issued today by a Kansas state court in Brown v. Kobach.  The court found that Secretary of State Kris Kobach lacked the authority to establish a two-tier voter registration system, in response…

4.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on 9th Circuit Rules Ballot Harvesting Allowed in Arizona This Election

9th Circuit Rules Ballot Harvesting Allowed in Arizona This Election

The latest in Arizona v. Feldman, the fast moving case regarding Arizona’s absentee ballot harvesting law: today, the en banc Ninth Circuit ruled that the law prohibiting absentee ballot harvesting is not in effect for this election.  The case will continue after the election, and the state could appeal to the Supreme Court for…

4.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on 16 Election Issues to Watch

16 Election Issues to Watch

electiononlineWeekly posted a list of sixteen key issues to watch regarding the election:   Although millions of voters have already cast their ballots either through early voting, absentee voting or vote-by-mail, millions more will head to the polls on November 8 and cast their ballot for the 45th president of…

4.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on Weirdest Polling Places in America

Weirdest Polling Places in America

For a bit of Friday fun, here are some examples of the odd places Americans will be casting votes next Tuesday:   A years-long, cross-country look at the barbershops and dentists’ offices and pool halls where Americans vote. The range of locations, says Donnell, is testament to the diversity of…

4.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on Police Raid 2 Offices of FieldWorks in Pennsylvania

Police Raid 2 Offices of FieldWorks in Pennsylvania

Police have raided two offices of FieldWorks in Pennsylvania, searching for evidence of fraudulent voter registration forms:   Days after searching the Delaware County office of a Democratic grassroots organization for evidence of voter-registration fraud, state police on Thursday raided a second office – this one in Philadelphia. Agents executed…

3.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on 83 Mail Ballots Sent to One Address in California

83 Mail Ballots Sent to One Address in California

Either through fraud or a “system error,” 83 mail ballots were sent to a two-bedroom apartment with a single inhabitant in California:   Jerry Mosna was gardening outside his San Pedro, Calif., home Saturday when he noticed something odd: Two stacks of 2016 ballots on his mailbox. The 83 ballots,…

3.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on Ballot Selfies Still Prohibited in California and Michigan

Ballot Selfies Still Prohibited in California and Michigan

Despite recent legal challenges, ballot selfies are still prohibited in California and Michigan.   The ballot selfie ban in California will be revoked on January 1 but will remain in effect next Tuesday:   A federal judge has denied the ACLU’s request for California voters to be allowed to take…

3.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on TX SOS – Vote Fraud Happens and Can Effect Election Outcomes

TX SOS – Vote Fraud Happens and Can Effect Election Outcomes

Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos gave an interview on election issues, where he noted that fraud happens, it is difficult to know to what extent as we can only tell the instances in which it is caught, and that it occurs in many different forms:   We don’t know….

3.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on DOJ to Monitor Polls in NC

DOJ to Monitor Polls in NC

The Department of Justice is sending election monitors to polls in four North Carolina counties on election day.  DOJ monitors at the polls are not unusual, but local election officials have been given no indication of why these counties were chosen or what the monitors will be looking for:  …