Political law links, Monday, 10/22/12

COVINGTON’S KELNER ON EARLY VOTING. Weekly Standard. “This innocuous sounding but insidious idea, which has led some 32 states to allow voting to commence as much as six weeks before Election Day, is a ticking time bomb at the heart of our electoral system.”

SNR DENTON’S POLITICAL LAW COMPLIANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT OCTOBER 2012 PUBLICATION. Here. “This issue of the SNR Denton US Political Law Compliance and Risk Management alert discusses recent court decisions, state activity, congressional and administrative oversight, and FEC developments related to campaign finance.”

OFA LOAN. WFB. “Obama For America took out a $15 million loan from Bank of America last month, according to the campaign’s October monthly FEC report.”

VOTING RIGHTS PERSPECTIVE. David Almasi reflects on a recent visit to the National Civil Rights Museum and voter ID laws here. “Put in perspective, as it is at the National Civil Rights Museum, voter ID laws protect real voters from having their votes invalidated by fraud and are a commonsense part of a real civil rights agenda.”

L.A.: HIGH VOTER TURNOUT? Story here. “Fliers offering $40 worth of free medical-grade marijuana were reportedly passed out in Eagle Rock to try and draw residents to vote in the local election.”

MD: GERRYMARYLANDERING. The Post. “The map of Maryland’s 3rd Congressional District , as redrawn by Democrats in Annapolis after the most recent U.S. Census, is nothing if not cartoonish.”

PA: ID ADS. The Post. “Despite an Oct. 2 ruling by a Pennsylvania judge putting the state’s new voter ID law on hold, a series of misleading ads and announcements is sowing confusion and fear among residents with just two weeks until Election Day, civil rights and union leaders contend.”


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