Alexandra Widas  //  9/24/17  //  Topic Update


The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity led by Vice President Pence won’t improve U.S. election integrity, write Francisco Cantu and German Feierherd at the Washington Post.

Calamitous election outcomes bring reform proposals; one such proposal is Professor Larry Lessig’s litigation to establish that states may not allocate Electoral College votes on a winner-take-all basis, writes Bob Bauer at More Soft Money Hard Law.

Documents show that a Trump nominee for Deputy United States Trade Representative may have voted illegally (NYT, WaPo).

The Senate Judiciary Committee should question Attorney General Jeff Sessions about the DOJ’s connection to President Trump’s voter fraud commission, argues the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights (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.