Helen Klein Murillo  //  6/4/17  //  Topic Update


President Trump’s Commission on Election Integrity is a sham that poses an actual threat to American democracy, argues Jason Kander (CNN).

  • Texas officials in counties with large non-citizen populations have seen no evidence of voter fraud in the 2016 election, despite Trump’s persistent claims to the contrary (Texas Monthly). 

The Supreme Court granted certiorari this week in the Ohio voter rolls purge procedure case, which could have major impacts on voting rights across the country, explains Matt Ford (The Atlantic).

A new Democratic super PAC, the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, has launched a campaign to combat GOP-tilted gerrymandering, reports Eliza Newlin Carney (The American Prospect).


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.