“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 →

FOLLOW ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE:
https://electionlawblog.org/?p=109159
Election Law Blog
Rick Hasen


http://electionlawblog.org/

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 →

FOLLOW ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE:
https://electionlawblog.org/?p=109157
Election Law Blog
Rick Hasen


http://electionlawblog.org/

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 →

FOLLOW ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE:
https://electionlawblog.org/?p=109155
Election Law Blog
Rick Hasen


http://electionlawblog.org/

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

FOLLOW ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE:
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/26/senate-republicans-impeachment-witnesses-evidence-105254
Politico News - Congress
Marianne LeVine


http://www.politico.com/

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

FOLLOW ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE:
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/26/reporters-week-in-impeachment-104699
Politico News - Congress
Kyle Cheney, Anita Kumar, Darren Samuelsohn and Melanie Zanona


http://www.politico.com/

Episode 1 of the Election Meltdown Podcast, in Conjunction with Slate Amicus, Now Available

I can’t contain my excitement: Episode 1 of the Election Meltdown podcast in conjunction with Slate Amicus co-hosted by Dahlia Lithwick and me has just dropped. With Matt Dunlap, Nina Perales and a cameo by Dale Ho (more of him … Continue reading →

FOLLOW ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE:
https://electionlawblog.org/?p=109148
Election Law Blog
Rick Hasen


http://electionlawblog.org/

“The loser of November’s election may not concede. Their voters won’t, either.”

I have written this commentary for the Washington Post Sunday Outlook, a preview of my book, Election Meltdown, out Feb. 4. It begins: When the polls closed on Nov. 5, 2019, the initial count showed the governor of Kentucky, Republican … Continue reading →

FOLLOW ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE:
https://electionlawblog.org/?p=109146
Election Law Blog
Rick Hasen


http://electionlawblog.org/

“The Impact of a Decade of Citizens United on Politics (Podcast)”

I spoke to June Grasso of Bloomberg about the case. … Continue reading →

FOLLOW ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE:
https://electionlawblog.org/?p=109144
Election Law Blog
Rick Hasen


http://electionlawblog.org/

“The Technology 202: Nonprofit expands free security services for campaigns as election season heats up”

WaPo reports. … Continue reading →

FOLLOW ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE:
https://electionlawblog.org/?p=109142
Election Law Blog
Rick Hasen


http://electionlawblog.org/

City of Beverly Hills Sues Los Angeles County Over New BMD Voting Machine Design That Could Give Great Advantage to First Four Candidates Listed on the Ballot

You can find the emergency petition here. Particularly concerning are the allegations in sections 22-23 of the complaint: … Continue reading →

FOLLOW ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE:
https://electionlawblog.org/?p=109135
Election Law Blog
Rick Hasen


http://electionlawblog.org/