//  6/18/17  //  Topic Update

In The New York Times Magazine, Ari Berman explains how Kris Kobach, “the man behind Trump’s voter fraud obsession,” plans to restrict voting and immigration laws

The White House director of social media, Dan Scavino, violated a federal law that prohibits political activity by government employees (NYT).

Yesterday’s shooting of four at a baseball practice for Congressional Republicans supports the need for a constitutional amendment allowing representatives to be replaced by gubernatorial appointment in case of a mass attack, argues Gerard Magliocca at Balkinization.


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.

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.