Monthly Archives: October 2017

“An exploration of Donald Trump’s allegations of massive voter fraud in the 2016 General Election”

David Cottrell, Michael Herron, and Sean Westwood have written this article for Electoral Studies. Here is the abstract: As Republican candidate for president and later 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump has claimed repeatedly and vociferously that the 2016 … Continue reading →

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“NC Republicans are worried about the man who might redraw our voting map. They should be.”

Peter St. Onge for News and Observer ed board: We looked at more than a dozen op-eds, interviews and projects that Persily has participated in during the last decade. He’s commented on court decisions involving North Carolina cases – as … Continue reading →

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North Carolina Court Rejects Challenge to Changes to Elections Board; Appeal Coming to State Supreme Court

A three judge state court, on remand from the NC Supreme Court, unanimously held that the changes to the Election board rules came up as a nonjusticiable political question, meaning the courts were without the power to reach the merits. … Continue reading →

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Zombies R Us: ‘We the People’ Are the Walking Dead of the American Police State

Despite the fact that we are 17,600 times more likely to die from heart disease than from a terrorist attack; 11,000 times more likely to die from an airplane accident than from a terrorist plot involving an airplane; 1,048 times more likely to die from a car accident than a terrorist attack, and 8 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist, we have handed over control of our lives to government officials who treat us as a means to an end—the source of money and power. We have allowed ourselves to become fearful, controlled, pacified zombies. Zombies also embody the government’s paranoia about the citizenry as potential threats that need to be monitored, tracked, surveilled, sequestered, deterred, vanquished and rendered impotent.
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“Washington’s Legions Of Lobbyists See Danger In Special Counsel’s Indictment Of Manafort”

BuzzFeed: The threat of serving hard time for failing to disclose foreign lobbying work is rattling Washington’s multi-billion dollar influence industry following Monday’s 12-count indictment against Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates. And although the charges … Continue reading →

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“Conservative megadonors fund populist ads”

Weigel: The new ad from Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, a hub of the Koch donor network, comes at Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) from a surprising angle — attacking her as a foe of the little guy. In the spot, … Continue reading →

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“Trump Campaign Got Early Word Russia Had Democrats’ Emails”

NYT: The guilty plea of a 30-year-old campaign aide — so green that he listed Model United Nations in his qualifications — shifted the narrative on Monday of the Trump campaign’s interactions with Russia: Court documents revealed that Russian officials … Continue reading →

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NC Republicans Question Nate Persily’s Role As Redistricting Special Master

….because, among other things, he attended a conference in 2006 and “Anita Earls, the plaintiffs’ lawyer, worked for the center [hosting the conference] at the time.”   … Continue reading →

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“Facebook estimates 126 million people were served content from Russia-linked pages”

CNN: Facebook will inform lawmakers this week that roughly 126 million Americans may have been exposed to content generated on its platform by the Russian government-linked troll farm known as the Internet Research Agency between June 2015 and August 2017, … Continue reading →

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What Did Trump Know and When Did He Know About Russian Offer to Campaign Official of “Dirt” via Clinton Emails?

NYT: A professor with close ties to the Russian government told an adviser to Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign in April 2016 that Moscow had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton in the form of “thousands of emails,” according to court documents unsealed … Continue reading →

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