Monthly Archives: January 2021

“After Record Turnout, Republicans Are Trying to Make It Harder to Vote”

Michael Wines for the NYT: In Georgia, Arizona and other states won by President Biden, some leading Republicans stood up in November to make what, in any other year, would be an unremarkable statement: The race is over. And we … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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“The Gerrymander Battles Loom, as G.O.P. Looks to Press Its Advantage”

NYT: With the election over and Democrats in control of the White House and both chambers of Congress, officials in both parties are bracing for a bruising new battle with a different balance of power: the redrawing of congressional maps, … Continue reading →

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“Trump raised $31.5 million in the weeks after Election Day for his new leadership PAC, filing shows”

WaPo: Former president Donald Trump’s new political action committee raised $31.5 million in the weeks after Election Day through a flurry of fundraising appeals purporting to fight election fraud and help Republicans maintain their majority in the Senate, new filings show.But by … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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“Political process theory and institutional realism”

The International Journal of Constitutional Law (ICON), perhaps the top peer-reviewed journal on comparative constitutional law, has a lead article in its forthcoming issue by Stephen Gardbaum, entitled Comparative Political Process Theory. Drawing on challenges to democracy in a number … Continue reading →

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Richard Pildes


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Anti-Trump group launches $1M billboard campaign calling on Cruz, Hawley, McCarthy to resign

The anti-Trump Republican Accountability Project is kicking off a $1 million billboard campaign Thursday that targets 12 Republican lawmakers, including Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.The billboards call on the dozen congressional Republicans to resign for spreading falsehoods about the 2020 election. “You lied about the election. The Capitol was attacked,” the billboards read according to details first shared with POLITICO. All of the lawmakers on the list voted Jan. 6 — hours after the Capitol insurrection — to reject state electors Joe Biden won in November as part of an effort to overturn the election results.The effort is part of a larger $50 million campaign by a coalition of “Never Trump” groups, which plan to support GOP lawmakers who vote to impeach or convict former President Donald Trump in the House and Senate and to target Republicans who’ve continued to side with Trump.

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By Laura Barrón-López


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GOP under pressure to take action against Marjorie Taylor Greene

House GOP leaders are facing mounting pressure to take action against freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), with key outside groups calling on party officials to condemn her and House Democrats pushing for Greene’s removal from Congress or committees.Amid the firestorm, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy will sit down for a conversation with Greene next week, his office said. But whether McCarthy decides to punish Greene will depend on how that meeting goes. McCarthy had a similar face-to-face meeting in 2019 with former Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) after he defended white nationalism in an interview with the New York Times. The Iowa Republican showed little remorse during their interaction, and shortly afterward, McCarthy booted King from his committees.And so far, Greene has remained publicly defiant: “I will never back down. I will never give up,” she said in a statement Friday. Greene has, however, started to scrub some of her

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By Melanie Zanona and Sarah Ferris


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Brian Sicknick, police officer killed in insurrection, to lie in honor at Capitol

Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died after the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, will lie in honor in the Rotunda, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Friday.Sicknick’s body will arrive at the Capitol on Tuesday with a viewing ceremony for members of the Capitol Police. Members of Congress will have a viewing period Wednesday morning, followed by a congressional tribute.Sicknick’s ceremonies will be closed to the general public due to the coronavirus pandemic. His ceremony is designated a lying in honor as lying in state is usually reserved for elected officials.Rep. Ralph Norman and Sen. Tim Scott had pushed for Sicknick to lie in honor under the Rotunda earlier this week. The two South Carolina Republicans introduced a bill Thursday that would also have the House sergeant-at-arms pay for Sicknick’s funeral expenses and to install a commemorative plaque in the building.“The U.S. Congress is united

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By Matthew Choi


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“Amazon’s Cynical, Anti-Union Attack on Mail Voting”

 Craig Becker and Amy Dru Stanley NYT oped: The campaign against mail balloting in union elections is Amazon’s latest assault on industrial democracy. And it is one corrosive to political democracy as well.Following the lead of state legislatures and courts during the … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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Arizona Legislator (and Spouse of AZ Supreme Court Justice) Introduces Bill That Would Allow State Legislature to Overturn Voters’ Choice for President

Oh my: Republican legislators, still steamed about Joe Biden winning Arizona, have been furiously scheming various ways to make it more difficult for people to vote.There’s a bill that would allow only the most faithful party voters to automatically get early ballots and one … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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“The Illiberalization of American Election Law: A Study in Democratic Deconsolidation”

Very much looking forward to reading this from Jim Gardner: For many years, the dominant view among American election law scholars has been that the Supreme Court’s constitutional jurisprudence of democratic practice got off to a promising start during the … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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