Sunday, August 7, 2022

ISLT trick could thwart Electoral Count Reform Act

The proposed Electoral Count Reform Act would require that states would have to obey state laws in effect prior to the federally-mandated presidential election day. Constitutional scholars argue that there is critical loophole in the bill language.

Charlie Cooper

Saturday, August 6, 2022

GOP voters nominate election deniers for secretary of state

KS GOP voters defeated an election denier, but those in AZ, IN, MI, NM, and NV favored deniers. PA GOP candidate for Governor is a denier who would be able to appoint a secretary of state.


Friday, August 5, 2022

Beware of this fake pro-climate group - by Emily Atkin 

GOP dark money group trying to defeat climate legislation in the US setup is running deceptive ads.

Sheila Ruth

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Leading Democrat election lawyer questions compromise ECA bill

The author points out vagueness, unrealistic time frames for court action, and what he views as excessive power given to state governors. He questions the provision that requires that federal courts review disputed state elections rather than letting state courts apply state law. (He worries that federal courts are currently stacked with Republican appointees.)

super-wealthy Illinoiians spent 7- and 8-figure sums to defeat progressive tax

This article shows why one super-wealthy taxpayer was willing to spend more than $50 million to defeat a ballot measure for a progressive income tax in Illinois. He was not alone.

Charlie Cooper with thanks to Angad Singh

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Maryland's Board of Elections must now vote unanimously to certify election results

A Board member died suddenly, disrupting the partisan make-up of the 5-member Board. Now decisions on certifying the primary elections must be unanimous.

Charlie Cooper
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