Tag: Hans von Spakovsky

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SCOTUS Throws Cold Water Early on Obama’s Partisan Gerrymandering Project

The U.S. Supreme Court made headlines Monday with its acceptance of a case that argues whether legislative maps can be ruled unconstitutional simply due to the partisan advantages that may be gained from their designs. Some election law experts contend the matter is a means to an end in transferring redistricting powers—commonly held in legislative branches—to commissions not directly answerable to the electorate.

People vote at a polling place at a high school in McLean, Virginia during the US presidential election on November 8, 2016. / AFP / ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Court Probing If Dozens of Dead, Felon Voters Tipped FL Election

The fight for a Florida county sheriff’s office heads to court this week as the Republican candidate is set to present evidence that dozens of dead, felon, and otherwise ineligible voters potentially cost him an election decided by 16 ballots.