Eve Levin  //  8/6/17  //  Topic Update


Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach continues to fight efforts to release documents related to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Voter Integrity (HuffPo).

  • Kobach appealed to the 10th U.S. Court of Appeals to avoid being deposed by the ACLU (Kansas City Star).

A federal court heard arguments on whether a law restricting the government from collecting data on how Americans exercise their First Amendment rights prohibits the Election Integrity Commission from obtaining voting records from states (WaPo).

Maine Secretary of State and member of the Election Integrity Commission, Matt Dunlap, has said he will not submit Maine voting data to the Commission for fear of public disclosure (Press Herald).

An Alabama district judge refused to force the state to inform ex-felons they now have a right to vote (Ballot Access News). 

  • Read the decision here.

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling asked the Office of Special Counsel to investigate whether Richard Cordray, Director of the CFPB, has violated the Hatch Act by running for elected office while a federal employee (The Hill).


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.