Tag Archives: New York

Flip and Flop: Federal judge lifts Michigan state law banning “Ballot Selfies,” but Sixth Circuit reverses four days later

By: Angela M. Evanowski On October 24, 2016, famous singer and actor Justin Timberlake found himself in trouble after posting a “ballot selfie” on his two social media accounts, Twitter and Instagram. Timberlake, who is registered to vote in Tennessee, … Continue reading

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The Big Apple and Big Money: Matching Public Funds in New York City

By: Caiti Anderson It seems that New York politicians can’t catch a break – or they just can’t stop getting caught for their indiscretions. Celia Dosamantes, a 25-year-old rising star in Queens, learned this the hard way. Arrested on September … Continue reading

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NY Loophole Allows Individual’s $4.3 Million in Direct Contributions, Part II

By: Dan Carroll As detailed in a recent State of Elections post, a misguided 1996 New York State Board of Elections (BOE) decision treating limited liability companies (LLCs) as individual people rather than corporate entities. The decision allows LLCs to … Continue reading

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Fusion Voting in Up Close: A Look at the Independence Party of New York

By: David Schlosser Last year Brad Smith provided this blog with a post that gives an overview of fusion voting laws in New York State. In this post I would like to look into a case study that, for some, … Continue reading

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NY Loophole Allows Individual’s $4.3 Million in Direct Contributions

By: Dan Carroll Given the controversy surrounding the Supreme Court’s decisions upending federal campaign finance law in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, the average voter might be surprised to find out that federal law … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy and Election Day in New York: What Can we Learn From Disaster?

by Emily Lippolis Big storms tend to bring out the Eagle Scout in all of us. Nature reminds us that we are not always in control of our access to basic necessities and our ability to move freely so we … Continue reading

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NYC League of Women Voters vs. Sandy & Partisanship: The Triumph of Community Over Mother Nature and the Need to End the Partisan Election Process

by Brenden Dougherty The October surprise for the 2012 election cycle turned out not to be a terrorist attack or an extramarital affair, but rather a devastating super-storm that flooded portions of New York City and cut out power to … Continue reading

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Citizens United: Does it affect New York elections?

by Andrew Bruskin The following is a follow-up to an original article written in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. According to several New York publications, not much has changed since this decision was handed down. The … Continue reading

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