Ian Eppler  //  11/5/17  //  Topic Update

The Crosscheck system promoted by Kris Kobach, vice chair of President Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, as a tool to purge voter rolls, has a 99% false positive ratewrites Sean Gallagher at Ars Technica.

Republicans have opposed Nathaniel Persily, the special master appointed by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to redraw North Carolina’s state legislative districtswrites Peter St. Onge in the News & Observer.

Political advertisements on the internet should be held to the same standard as those appearing on radio or television, the LA Times editorializes

The National Voter Registration Act prevents states from removing voters from the rolls for failing to vote in an election, argues David Gans. 


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.