The WISCONSIN Election Commission is appealing a state judge’s ruling outlawing drop boxes in the state.
Having won the governorship fair and square, VIRGINIA Republicans are pushing a variety of new voter suppression bills.
ARIZONA Republicans are pursuing dozens of new voting bills as well.
That state's attorney general’s office also threatened to criminally charge the secretary of state over some necessary website maintenance. It’s complicated.
The FLORIDA Senate passed a redistricting map that would have given Republicans the advantage in 16 out of 28 congressional seats (or 57%, even though Donald Trump only won the state with 51%). Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) wants more, proposing a map with 18 GOP-leaning seats. So: An intra-GOP standoff in Florida.
Also in that state, thousands of signatures in support of a constitutional amendment to expand casino gaming are seemingly… fake.
A TEXAS man who threatened three unidentified government officials has been charged federally.
The Bipartisan Policy Center and several other groups have a fascinating package of “achievable federal election reform” proposals. I like the list, though I’m hesitant about the argument that “mail ballots should be received by Election Day at the close of the polls,” rather than requiring that ballots be postmarked by Election Day, because this would effectively penalize areas with slow mail delivery.
The Brennan Center has a helpful round-up of redistricting litigation nationwide.