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Election Law

Constitutional Change and Manageable Standards

Zephyr Teachout | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Zephyr Teachout

In a blog post this week, Former White House Counsel Bob Bauer critiqued an essay I wrote recently entitled "Constitutional Purpose and the Anti-Corruption Principle."

How Those Names Get On Your Ballot

Ariel Chesler | Posted 08.17.2013 | New York
Ariel Chesler

Candidates know about it. Election lawyers know about it. Political insiders do too. Yet, I've learned over the past few years that in this otherwise politically savvy town, ballot access still remains foreign to many.

Ryan J. Reilly

Elections Officials Combat 'Perception' Of Voter Fraud

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The perception that America's electoral system is rife with voter fraud presents a challenge for elections officials, several secretarie...

GOP Eyes Contentious Changes To Electoral College

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

By STEVE PEOPLES, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON -- After back-to-back presidential losses, Republicans in key states want to change the rules to make...

Battleground State Dispute Spills Into 2012 Campaign

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — It doesn't take much to start a political spat in Ohio, where jockeying for every presidential vote is practically blood sport....

Group Tackles Disenfranchisement Of Another Demographic

McClatchy | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

With both a tradition of helping service members get their votes counted as well as a tight turnaround between its primary and general elections this...

Did John Edwards Break the Law?

Ari Melber | Posted 08.05.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

According to the federal prosecutors who indicted John Edwards on Friday, however, the former senator should have been sending his mistress's hotel bills to the FEC. That is the most peculiar idea in a very peculiar indictment.

Nigeria Election: Constitutional Amendment Debate

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

The road to Nigeria having credible elections in 2011 is an important one for the country and for the African Continent. The country will embark on a ...

Is Online Voter Registration the Future?

David Orr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Orr

Six states have now transitioned to online voter registration, and their taxpayers, voters and election offices are all reaping the benefits.

Hidden Dangers of Citizens United Ruling

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

My main concern is not the money that will be spent overtly, but rather with what happens outside the public's eye -- the unseen influence which may be wielded.

Weekly Audit: Don't Let Citizens United Wreck Our Economy

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Zach Carter, Media Consortium Blogger In a landmark decision last week, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations could spend unlimited funds to in...

Gunmaker Gaston Glock: Shell Companies, Nazis, and Murder

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Josh Sugarmann

Handgun manufacturer Glock finds itself and its one-time employees mired in a web of alleged criminal activity that includes money skimming, illegal campaign contributions, and even murder.

Did John McCain Lose Arizona?

Denis Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Denis Campbell

We still do not have a final Presidential result in the state of Missouri, 14 days after the election. As was shown time and again this election, our nation's voting systems are badly broken.

Competition is Central to Genuine Democracy

Bob Barr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Barr

Republicans and Democrats lock arms against everyone else -- they are dedicated to preserving the two-party control and avoiding a competition of ideas.

Election Law 101: Primary Colors and Hanging Chads in '08 and Beyond

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

So what's going to go wrong at the ballot box this year? What ever happened to those good ol' punch cards and Diebold electronic voting machines?

How Long Does It Take To Get A Voter ID?

Jacob Soboroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacob Soboroff

I visited with election law expert Rick Hasen and hopped on the bus to time how long it would take to get a photo ID to vote if you don't already have one.