//  4/23/17  //  Topic Update


The broken American political system that elected President Trump must restore the economic and political middleargues Jamal Greene at Take Care.

The special election in Georgia to fill the seat vacated by now Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price may indicate an anti-Trump tidereports the New York Times.

  • President Trump tweeted that Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff “would be a disaster in Congress” (Politico).

When it looked as though Trump may lose the election, a Russian think tank suggested highlighting voter fraud in order to undermine confidence is the U.S. electoral system (Election Law Blog).

  • Meanwhile, the Nevada Secretary of State believes 21 noncitizens could have voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election (Election Law Blog, HuffPo).

Kris Kobach seeks a stay from a judicial order to hand over documents from his meeting with President-elect Trump to an organization that argues his lobbying Trump to change federal law would amount to an admission that he cannot currently enforce the Kansas voter ID law (Election Law Blog).


Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ordered all 18 Republican-drawn districts to be redrawn, following a finding that they violate the Constitution. Potential citizenship questions on the 2020 Census could shift the balance of political power towards rural areas and give Republicans a new advantage in drawing electoral boundaries.

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

The White House disbands the "Election Integrity" Commission led by Vice President Pence and Kris Kobach.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of December 18, 2017

12/24/17  //  Daily Update

President Trump's voter fraud commission has not been in communication since September, and members are not sure why. The Department of Homeland Security, the Election Assistance Commission and voting equipment industry and nonprofit groups met to launch an election security Sector Coordinating Council.