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“The Public Supports Election Officials, But Wants Them To Be Non-Partisan”

Paul Gronke: We’ve been studying voter attitudes about the partisanship of election officials since 2008, and at least as far as the public is concerned, there’s really not much of an issue. Less than 1/5th of the public endorses the … Continue reading

“The Public Supports Election Officials, But Wants Them To Be Non-Partisan” 2018/10/22 02:30

“Republicans Hold Cash Edge Heading Into Final Stretch of the Midterms”

NYT: The most recent round of campaign finance disclosures, filed Saturday, showed that Republican national party committees, candidates in key House and Senate races and their top unlimited-money outside groups, or “super PACs,” had $337 million on hand as of … Continue reading

“Republicans Hold Cash Edge Heading Into Final Stretch of the Midterms” 2018/10/22 02:17

“Voter Suppression Tactics in the Age of Trump”

Jelani Cobb for the New Yorker. … Continue reading

“Voter Suppression Tactics in the Age of Trump” 2018/10/22 02:13

Reveal: “Who Gets to Vote?”

Listen to the new episode: Approaching 2018’s midterms, the country has its eyes locked on Georgia’s governor’s race. It’s a close contest between Stacey Abrams, a former state congresswoman who could become the first-ever black female governor in America and … Continue reading

Reveal: “Who Gets to Vote?” 2018/10/20 17:26

“Georgia’s ‘exact match’ law could disenfranchise 909,540 eligible voters, my research finds”

Ted Enamorado at the Monkey Cage: That’s why I have spent the past three years helping to develop an algorithm that uses probabilistic record linkage called “fastLink” that not only makes record linkage across data sets speedy and automated, but also tells … Continue reading

“Georgia’s ‘exact match’ law could disenfranchise 909,540 eligible voters, my research finds” 2018/10/20 14:59

Kansas: “Iconic Dodge City moves its only polling place outside town”

AP: Access to the ballot box in November will be more difficult for some people in Dodge City, where Hispanics now make up 60 percent of its population and have remade an iconic Wild West town that once was the … Continue reading

Kansas: “Iconic Dodge City moves its only polling place outside town” 2018/10/20 01:46

“A Look at Where North Dakota’s Voter ID Controversy Stands”

NYT: Advocacy groups have been meeting with tribal leaders on all of North Dakota’s far-flung reservations, trying to figure out how to help voters get the addresses and identification they need through the process the state described. It’s a tall … Continue reading

“A Look at Where North Dakota’s Voter ID Controversy Stands” 2018/10/20 01:36

Upcoming So Cal Connected Episode on KCET Will Focus on Southern California Gerrymandering

Looking forward to watching this Release: “SOCAL CONNECTED, KCET’s Emmy® and Peabody® award-winning news documentary series for Southern Californians will premiere a new episode titled “Divide and Conquer” on Tues., Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. PT on KCET in  Southern California. … Continue reading

Upcoming So Cal Connected Episode on KCET Will Focus on Southern California Gerrymandering 2018/10/20 01:17

“Georgia Voting Begins Amid Accusations of Voter Suppression”

NYT: Wim Laven arrived to his polling location in Atlanta’s northern suburbs this week unsure what to make of recent allegations of voter difficulties at the ballot box. Then he waited two hours in the Georgia sun; saw one person … Continue reading

“Georgia Voting Begins Amid Accusations of Voter Suppression” 2018/10/19 20:33

One of the Messages from Russian Interference in 2018 Elections Pushed Judicial Watch’s Claim that Voter Fraud Was Rampant in “Blue States” Without Voter ID

Here’s the complaint from the newest members of the Fraudulent Fraud Squad.  As Adam Smith flags from page 16:   Hmm! https://t.co/gYTkyUISiW pic.twitter.com/643MZlkllS — Adam Smith (@asmith83) October 19, 2018 The 11 California counties claim came from Judicial Watch. More … Continue reading

One of the Messages from Russian Interference in 2018 Elections Pushed Judicial Watch’s Claim that Voter Fraud Was Rampant in “Blue States” Without Voter ID 2018/10/19 19:07

“Justice Dept. charges Russian woman with interference in Midterm elections”

WaPo: The Justice Department on Friday charged a Russian woman for her role in a conspiracy to interfere with the 2018 U.S. election, marking the first criminal case prosecutors have brought against a foreign national for meddling in the upcoming … Continue reading

“Justice Dept. charges Russian woman with interference in Midterm elections” 2018/10/19 18:32

“Coalition of Civil Rights Groups Ask for Emergency Relief for Newly Naturalized Voters Suspended by Georgia’s Exact Match Process”

Release: Today, a coalition of civil rights organizations filed an emergency motion in Georgia federal district court to make sure that persons inaccurately flagged as non-citizens under Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s flawed “exact match” system can vote. Kemp’s “exact match” voter registration process … Continue reading

“Coalition of Civil Rights Groups Ask for Emergency Relief for Newly Naturalized Voters Suspended by Georgia’s Exact Match Process” 2018/10/19 18:13

“Georgia Purged About 107,000 People From Voter Rolls: Report”

WABE: Georgia purged an estimated 107,000 people largely for not voting, an APM Reports investigation shows A handful of states, most of them led by Republicans, are increasingly using someone’s decision not to vote as the trigger for removing them … Continue reading

“Georgia Purged About 107,000 People From Voter Rolls: Report” 2018/10/19 18:08

“Election Update: Democrats’ Unprecedented Fundraising Edge Is Scary For Republicans … And Our Model”

Nate Silver: The fundraising numbers are so good for Democrats — and so bad for Republicans — that it’s a little bit hard to know quite what to make of them. From a modelling standpoint, we’re extrapolating from years in which fundraising … Continue reading

“Election Update: Democrats’ Unprecedented Fundraising Edge Is Scary For Republicans … And Our Model” 2018/10/19 16:08

Texas: “Attorneys accuse AG Paxton of seeking voter fraud charges to suppress minority vote”

Fort Worth Star Telegram: Recent charges alleging that four women are part of an organized voter fraud ring on the city’s north side — announced just weeks before the Nov. 6 midterm election — are political moves geared to diminish minority voting in one … Continue reading

Texas: “Attorneys accuse AG Paxton of seeking voter fraud charges to suppress minority vote” 2018/10/19 14:34

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