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If you're an expert in election administration or election law, and you're interested in helping us cover voting during the 2018 midterms, here's how. [Read More]
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While attention has focused on the potential to penetrate voting machines, a ProPublica survey found that more than one-third of counties overseeing toss-up congressional elections have email systems that could be vulnerable to hacking. [Read More]
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While attention has focused on the potential to penetrate voting machines, a ProPublica survey found that more than one-third of counties overseeing toss-up…... [Read More]
In May of 2017, President Donald Trump established a presidential commission to explore the threat of voter fraud — staffing it with multiple Republicans who had theorized that fraud was a substantial problem in American democracy. The commission, widely called the voter fraud commission, was immediately criticized as a political creation aimed at a phony problem. [Read More]
Thousands of pages of internal records are likely to bolster critics of the short-lived Trump administration commission. [Read More]
Thousands of pages of internal records are likely to bolster critics of the short-lived Trump administration commission. [Read More]
For years, the candidate for Kansas governor has defended towns that passed anti-immigration ordinances. The towns have lost big — but Kobach has fared considerably better. [Read More]
Press representatives for the Kansas gubernatorial candidate have disseminated charges that a ProPublica article about Kobach's campaigns for anti-immigration... [Read More]
For years, the candidate for Kansas governor has defended towns that passed anti-immigration ordinances. The towns have lost big — but Kobach has fared…... [Read More]
Kris Kobach's legal work for cities seeking to ban illegal immigration ended up costing them millions. Attention generated by those cases helped pave his political career. [Read More]
But when the top proponent was challenged in a Kansas courtroom to prove that such fraud is rampant, the claims went up in smoke. [Read More]
In the end, the decision seemed inevitable. After a seven-day trial in Kansas City federal court in March, in which Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach needed to be tutored... [Read More]
The campaign against illegal registration is thriving. [Read More]
From a new Supreme Court ruling to a census question about citizenship, the campaign against illegal registration is thriving. But when the top proponent was…... [Read More]
We're relaunching the Electionland project, which will cover voting in the upcoming congressional elections. [Read More]
Seven months before Hurricane Harvey inundated the Houston area with a trillion gallons of water and led to widespread criticism of the Red Cross, Harris County adopted a disaster-preparation plan... [Read More]
Seven months before Hurricane Harvey inundated the Houston area with a trillion gallons of water and led to widespread criticism of the Red Cross, Harris County adopted a disaster-preparation plan whose key assumption was that the Red Cross would be slow to act. "In a major disaster where there is widespread damage, the local resources of the Red Cross may be overwhelmed and not available immediately," stated the plan. "It may be upwards of 7 days before the Red Cross can assume a primary care and shelter role." The 17-page document, entitled the "Mass Shelter Plan," was unanimously approved... [Read More]
Harris County foresaw key risks, including a slow response from the Red Cross, but never implemented its strategy. [Read More]
President Trump abruptly dissolved the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity last week, which he'd set up after alleging with no evidence that he lost the popular vote because of millions of illegal votes. In a statement, he said the Department of Homeland Security will take up the commission's mantle while avoiding "endless legal battles." Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach listens as Donald Trump speaks during the first meeting of the now-defunct Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next to the White House in Washington, DC, July 19, 2017. (Photo: SAUL LOEB... [Read More]
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