Is Citizens United a Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card for Bob McDonnell? The U.S. Supreme Court Will DecideApr 26, 2016
On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in an appeal of McDonnell’s conviction on public corruption charges for accepting $175,000 in gifts and loans. Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is hoping that Citizens United legalized bribery.
- Apr 25, 2016
The current state of American elections is deeply troubling, and it’s the result of many failures in our government. But there are steps we can take now to ensure that democracy survives.
- Apr 15, 2016
The Voting Rights Institute sent a letter this week to the Department of Justice calling on it to investigate the Daphne City Council’s possible voting rights violations
- Apr 11, 2016
Terrorists, Russian oligarchs, and even cats could find a way to funnel money into U.S. elections, thanks to lax U.S. rules for shell corporations and a deadlocked Federal Election Commission (FEC) that refuses to enforce the law.
- Mar 14, 2016
The District of Columbia Republican Party extended polling hours for its Saturday presidential nominating convention, accommodating the religious practices of Sabbath observant Jews.
- Mar 9, 2016
- Feb 25, 2016
On December 15, the Minnesota Elections Emergency Task Force released a report detailing the measures that the state should take to clarify how elections are conducted in case of an emergency.
The Minnesota report is a serious effort to address how officials should conduct elections under emergency situations and should be studied by everyone interested in helping address similar conflicts where they live. Having these measures in place preserves the integrity of elections and prevents unnecessary financial costs of new elections. Otherwise, officials have no guidance and may operate under vague legal authority during crises.