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My LA Times Op Ed on Why the Constitution Requires Including Undocumented Immigrants in House Reapportionment Counts
The issue is currently before the Supreme Court in the case of Trump v. New York.
Across 14 states that track party affiliations of absentee-ballot-voters, 56 percent of mail-in votes have been cast by Democrats and only 23 percent have been cast by Republicans.
Mail-in ballots typically take days or sometimes weeks to be counted, so don't expect results on Election Night this year.
Two November ballot initiatives would introduce ranked-choice voting in two more states.
There are many unique challenges facing election officials this year, but widespread malfeasance isn't one of them.
Chris Wallace asked both candidates on Tuesday night if they would urge "supporters to stay calm during this extended period, not to engage in any civil unrest." Trump rejected the premise.
Trump's garbled response probably wasn't a sign he's planning to subvert the election. But it was a failure of presidential competence.
Voting for Libertarian, Green, or independent candidates will not mean “throwing your vote away.”
Voting during COVID means "we are not going to know who won this on election night," Utah's Republican gubernatorial nominee warns. Postponing post-election deadlines can help.
Political philosopher Jason Brennan explains why.
Even if all presidential votes were cast through the mail and sent on the same day, they would amount to 30 percent of a single day's volume.
America's general election is facing both logistical and political hurdles, creating a feedback loop that threatens to derail the legitimacy of the results.
President Trump threatens to delay the election over at-home voting, but a bigger problem looms: States haven’t prepared for a huge influx of mail-in ballots.
New York City's primary election fiasco reveals gross incompetence rather than fraud.
Unpacking TikTok freakouts, mail-in voting controversies, and money printers going brrr, on the Reason Roundtable podcast.
Trump's Threat to Withhold Federal Funds from States that Expand Voting By Mail Highlights Growing Menace to Federalism and Separation of Powers
A president who can attach his own new conditions to federal grants to states could use that power to undermine state autonomy on many issues - especially now that federal spending has been massively expanded during the coronavirus crisis.
Fining non-voters would show that government is all about forcing people to do things just to make politicians happy.
You have this Democrat or this other Democrat. What other options do you need?
Letting any single state go first is a mistake. But a national primary would be problematic too. Luckily, those aren't the only two options.
When politicians call to punish “disinformation,” we should worry about what that definition encompasses.
In Advisory Opinion, Florida Supreme Court Says State Can Require Ex-Felons To Pay Fines Before Having Their Voting Rights Restored
The Court argues that Amendment 4's language covers financial obligations, not just terms of imprisonment and supervised release.
It will be published by Oxford University Press in April.
A proposition approved last week will require a majority of city voters to approve any future stadium project that uses more than $5 million in public money.
When Ranked-Choice Voting Comes to New York City, Expect More Voter Participation, Not Radical Changes
Voters won’t have to worry as much about having to choose between similar candidates or “throwing away” votes on third-party choices.
Federal Judge Says California Can't Force Trump To Release His Tax Returns in Exchange for Ballot Access
Written ruling says the state is violating the rights of voters as well as the presidential candidates.
This is a giant step in advancing Prime Minister Nardendra Modi's vision of India as a Hindu nation.
Even if the president's motives were partisan, a more plausible cover story would have been enough to pass judicial muster.
Incarcerated people are already paying their debt to society. What good does it do the rest of the population to take away their right to have a say?
We trust young people to make a lot of weighty decisions. Voting should be one of them.
There are more forms of hepatitis than there are major parties in America.
A Canadian Supreme Court decision striking down a law denying the right to vote to expats who have resided abroad for over five years raises broader questions about democratic theory.
Introduction to my book "Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter" Now Available on SSRN
The Introduction to the revised second edition summarizes the rest of the book, and is available for free.