Bracing for the Impact of Hurricane Sandy on Election Day

By: Friday November 2, 2012 8:30 am

We’re four days out from an election, and four days behind a hurricane that smashed into the Northeast. Millions of homes remain without power, though it’s slowly coming back online. Minds are focused on rescue and recovery. How exactly will this region shift into an election footing next Tuesday? The first question concerns the logistical [...]

“Glitch” in Ohio Secretary of State’s Office Could Affect Thousands of Voter Registrations

By: Thursday November 1, 2012 12:14 pm

Close elections like this always expose the unseemly lack of competence in our federal elections, the main decisions of which are left up to partisan elected officials in the states. This Jon Husted guy in Ohio is starting to make past Republican Secretaries of State like Katherine Harris and Ken Blackwell look like, well, the [...]

Pennsylvania Nixes Steps to Make Voting Easier, After Judge Allows Making Voting Harder

By: Sunday August 19, 2012 9:54 am

Viviette Applewhite, the 93 year-old who was one of the plaintiffs in the Pennsylvania voter ID case, received her ID card this week. Despite voting in practically every election since she became eligible, she didn’t have a driver’s license or Social Security card, and her birth certificate features a different name than the one on [...]

Voter ID Laws Solve No Existing Problem

By: Monday August 6, 2012 8:55 am

Rick Hasen points out how, even if voter fraud were a problem (it isn’t), voter ID laws would be no kind of solution. There are several types of voter fraud, according to the most fervent promoters of it. You have voter registration fraud, when someone sends in a bunch of fake names and registers them [...]

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