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Jul 30, 2018

Weekly Primer: What Happens If Ohio’s Voter Purge Scheme Is Adopted Elsewhere

Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock filed a lawsuit last week challenging the Trump administration’s recent move to roll back requirements that certain nonprofits identify for the IRS any contributors giving more than $5,000. Bullock told the New York Times that the goal of his lawsuit, which alleges the Trump administration strayed from government procedure in dismantling the regs, was to “make sure that dark money and foreign money isn’t flowing into our elections unchecked.” National Democratic lawmakers have proposed legislation that would make it illegal to knowingly and intentionally disseminate false information about elections. The legislation would also criminalize knowingly claiming an endorsement from someone within 60 days of a federal election. A Florida ban on early voting sites on college campuses was struck down last week by a federal judge, who said in his opinion, “Throwing up roadblocks in front of younger voters does not remotely serve the public interest.” The ban had been put in place by Florida…

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