SCOTUS Hears Arguments on Two Gerrymandering Cases

The Supreme Court, still with only 8 justices in place, heard two important cases involving gerrymandering on Monday. The outcome of those cases could either be a big blow to gerrymandering or be the death blow to any efforts to defeat it. Ian Millhiser explains the arguments: … [Read more...]

Trump Spokesman Tries, Fails to Defend Voter Fraud Claim

I almost feel sorry for those who work for Donald Trump. He says blatantly false and offensive things, they have to defend him. Jason Miller, the spokesman for the transition team, had to go out and defend the ridiculous claim that millions of people voted illegally. Naturally, he had to lie to do so. … [Read more...]

Trump Spreads Ridiculous ‘Millions Voted Illegally” Lie

Anyone who thought Trump was going to become more presidential after being elected, consider yourself proven wrong. He's still the guy acting like a 12-year old on Twitter, passing along lie after lie as long as it supports his position. … [Read more...]

Huge Ruling on Gerrymandering in Wisconsin

A federal district court in Wisconsin has ruled that the redistricting maps drawn after 2010 in Wisconsin are so blatantly designed for partisan advantage that they are unconstitutional. This case will very likely end up at the Supreme Court in a year or two. … [Read more...]

Two Democratic Electors Threaten to Reject Clinton if Elected

In a very dangerous precedent that could, if the election is close enough, overturn the will of the voters and give the win to Trump instead of Clinton, two Democratic electors from Washington are threatening to refuse to vote for Clinton even if their state's voters vote for her (which they will). … [Read more...]

Ohio Voting Rights Ruling Gets Overturned

A few days ago, the Democrats won a big victory in federal court in Ohio, ordering the Trump campaign not to engage in any voter intimidation tactics. But the appeals court, without even bothering to allow them to brief their position, put a stay on that order. … [Read more...]

Federal Judge Sides With Trump, RNC on Voter Intimidation Efforts

After winning several major battles over Republican plans to intimidate voters in several states, they lost the hugely important case at a national level that sought an injunction against the kind of "ballot security" efforts that were outlawed for the RNC by a consent decree in 1982. Rick Hasan, one of the top election law experts in the country, explains: … [Read more...]

Judge Orders Trump and Stone to Stay Away from Voters

A federal judge in Ohio has ordered the Trump campaign and Roger Stone's organization Stop the Steal not to engage voters in pretty much any way at polling places during Tuesday's election. The order is pretty comprehensive and bans almost all contact. … [Read more...]

RNC Disavows Trump’s ‘Ballot Security’ Plans

The Trump campaign has said repeatedly that they are working closely with the RNC on "ballot security" initiatives at polling places. One problem: The RNC is forbidden by a court order from doing that. So they're pretending it has nothing to do with them. … [Read more...]

White Supremacists, Militia Goons to Monitor Polling Places

Oh goody. Various white supremacist and far-right paranoid militia groups are planning to monitor polling places to be on the lookout for voter fraud. Their attention will, of course, focus on predominately black precincts because, ya know, being black is probable cause and all. … [Read more...]

West Lies, Claims His Reelection Was Rigged

Allen West has never had a firm grasp on reality, nor has he ever showed anything like honesty or integrity, so it comes as no surprise that he is now lying and claiming that he lost his campaign for reelection to Congress in 2012 due to voter fraud. … [Read more...]

AL Sec. of State Has Warped Excuse for Opposing Automatic Voter Registration

People should be automatically registered to vote when they turn 18 years old. Republicans, of course, oppose any such thing just as they oppose any policy or law that would make it easier for people to vote because they know that suppressing turnout helps them win. The Alabama Sec. of State has a bizarre excuse for that opposition: … [Read more...]