3.31.20 political law links

SIGNATURE GATHERING UPDATE. BP. “Former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, co-chair of the campaign Outlaw Dirty Money, announced that the campaign was suspending signature gathering efforts for its ballot initiative due to the coronavirus pandemic. The campaign needs to gather at least 356,467 signatures by the July 2 deadline.”

ALLIANCE FORMED. NYT. “Unite the Country, the super PAC formed late last year to support Mr. Biden, and the progressive group American Bridge are teaming up to coordinate their efforts in hopes of raising about $175 million together to defeat President Trump in November, leaders from the two groups said Monday.”

CA: DEADLINE EXTENDED. TH. “Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) is allowing a 60-day extension for those required to file a 2019 annual Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700).”

SC: CONSIDER CHANGES. WLTX. “The South Carolina State Election Commission (SEC) has presented three potential options to government leaders in case the state needs to make major changes to how it votes.”

VA: RULES LOOSENED. VM. “A Richmond judge has granted a Republican candidate’s emergency request to lower the petition signature requirements for the GOP’s upcoming U.S. Senate primary because of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

WI: DEADLOCK. FOX6. “The Wisconsin Elections Commission deadlocked on opening investigations into Milwaukee and Dane County clerks during an emergency telephone meeting Sunday, March 29 regarding the April 7 election.”


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