Tag Archives: 2016 Election

PA: The Constitutionality of Poll Watching in Someone Else’s County

By: Melissa Rivera As the November 8 presidential election is swiftly approaching, concerns by some of election fraud are rampant. Especially in Philadelphia, some are concerned that this traditionally blue city will experience voter fraud. In an effort to curb … Continue reading

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New Jersey 2016: Election Watchdog, Lacking Quorum, Has Bark But No Bite

By: Ian Cummings In New Jersey, this year’s state and local elections may forgo monitoring or oversight with any enforcement power if co-branch – and personal – politics between the state’s governor and state legislative leaders continues. The Election Law Enforcement … Continue reading

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Trumping the Law: The Dilemma Behind Parties’ Executive Committees Selecting Presidential Electors

By: Kristi Breyfogle The 2016 election in Minnesota gained national attention this year when the state Republican Party almost failed to get its presidential candidate on the ballot.  The problem became apparent shortly before the deadline to file paperwork to … Continue reading

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New York, Fusion Voting, and Gary Johnson – What’s an Independence-Libertarian to do?

By: Caiti Anderson There is no state quite like New York – and not many election laws quite like New York’s, either. As one example, only New York and six other states permit fusion voting. On a fusion ballot, a … Continue reading

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Early Voting: Welcome to Massachusetts

By: John Jongbloed This year’s election cycle will be the first in which Massachusetts citizens are permitted to participate in early voting in state elections. This recent development in Massachusetts’ election law is accompanied by several other changes and results from … Continue reading

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California Secretary of State Certifies VoteCal Ahead of 2016 General Election

By: Chelsea Brewer On September 26, 2016, the California Secretary of State, Alex Padilla, announced that he certified VoteCal as the State’s centralized system of record for voter registration. The online database seeks to ease the voter registration process by providing … Continue reading

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How reliable are Virginia’s voting machines?

By: Venu Katta It may be tempting to think that the United States, the land of smartphones and supercomputers, would have commensurate levels of technology when it came to voting. Dispelling this, sadly, does not require us to look very far. … Continue reading

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William & Mary Adjunct Professor Jack Young quoted in USA Today

William & Mary Adjunct Professor Jack Young quoted in USA Today on Bush v. Gore comparison to 2016 race. To read the article, click here.

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