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“Election Officials To Convene Amid Historic Focus On Voting And Interference”

NPR: Still, the push to tighten election security and boost public confidence has been complicated by Trump’s downplaying of the foreign threat and his repeated claims, without evidence, that voter fraud is rampant.Former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff thinks … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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“Recording Shows That the Swamp Has Not Been Drained”

NYT: Ot became such a central slogan of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 campaign that at rallies his supporters would chant the three words representing his pledge to take on big donors and special interests: “Drain the swamp.”But as President Trump … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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Breaking: Divided En Banc 9th Circuit Holds Arizona Violated Voting Rights Act by Not Partially Counting Out-of-Precinct Provisional Ballots and Engaged in Intentional Racial Discrimination in Banning Collection of Absentee Ballots

You can find the 432 pages of opinions at this link. I strongly suspect that the Supreme Court will take this case, which reversed a lower court and a three-judge Ninth Circuit panel. A finding of intentional discrimination is especially … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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“How does a Republican lead on election night and still lose Pennsylvania? It’s called the ‘blue shift.’”

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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New USC Election Cybersecurity Initiative Launched

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Rick Hasen


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“Caucusing in Iowa With a Disability: Red Tape and Unreturned Calls”

NYT: Talk to Iowans with disabilities and you will hear the same story over and over: a nightmarish experience in 2016, and repeated pleas that bring only vague assurances that 2020 will be better. The state Democratic and Republican Parties … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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For Slate Plus Listeners, an Extended Discussion with Maine SOS Matt Dunlap on the Pence-Kobach Voter Fraud Commission

Yesterday I posted about Episode 1 of the Election Meltdown podcast in conjunction with Slate Amicus co-hosted by Dahlia Lithwick. It features Matt Dunlap, Nina Perales and a cameo by Dale Ho. You can listen here. New today, for Slate Plus listeners, you can hear … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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Crum: The Fifteenth Amendment at 150

The following is the first in a series of guest posts by Travis Crum on the 150th anniversary of the 15th amendment: The Fifteenth Amendment at 150 Travis Crum On February 3, 2020, the Fifteenth Amendment celebrates its 150th anniversary. … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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Senate Republicans push back on calls for more impeachment witnesses

Senate Republicans on Sunday defended President Donald Trump and panned calls for witnesses in addition to those who testified during the House impeachment inquiry, ahead of the start of the second week of the impeachment trial.
In interviews on major networks, Republicans appeared unmoved by House Democrats’ opening arguments for Trump’s removal and reiterated that the Senate should not seek new evidence.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a strong Trump ally, warned on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo” that calling in witnesses would create only more havoc.
“What do we do?” Graham said. “Delay the trial so the president can go to court? Or do we as the Senate destroy the president’s ability to go to court — a bad spot to be in in the Senate … If we seek witnesses, then we’re going to throw the country into chaos.”
House impeachment managers and

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Marianne LeVine


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Our reporters break down the week in impeachment

This week lent a sense of history so tangible you could almost reach out and touch it.
Although it probably wouldn’t be long before, as a reporter in the Senate, you were ushered back into your holding pen to be kept at a long arm’s length from the proceedings and their participants.
So how did our team of reporters covering the impeachment of President Donald Trump fare amid such heavy media restrictions? What aspects of the trial were they most awed or surprised by as it all kicked off in earnest? And what are they most looking forward to next week?
Our fabulous four reporters tell all. Oh and there’s a reader question also.
What was the one moment of the trial that struck you?
Darren Samuelsohn, White House reporter: Watching Adam Schiff’s closing arguments Friday night in person from the Senate chamber stand out as something I’ll remember for many

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Kyle Cheney, Anita Kumar, Darren Samuelsohn and Melanie Zanona


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