4.16 political law links

TRIAL MOVED. LAW. “A Manhattan federal judge on Wednesday postponed the trial of Lev Parnas and another associate of Rudy Giuliani after prosecutors and defense attorneys raised concerns about their ability to ready the criminal campaign-finance case amid the COVID-19 pandemic.”

CLOSE ELECTIONS. TD. “Since the passage of the 12th Amendment, Congress has decided two elections: In 1825, the House chose John Quincy Adams over Andrew Jackson, who had won a plurality of the popular vote and 99 electors to Adams’ 85. In 1877, Congress intervened after a dispute over ballots in a handful southern states, forming the Federal Election Commission and ultimately granting victory to Rutherford B. Hayes over Samuel Tilden.”

ON PAYROLL. MT. “U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar’s campaign continues to work with a political firm founded by a longtime consultant she recently married, campaign finance filings show.”

SUPER PAC FAVOR. YAH. “Joe Biden’s campaign signaled to donors Wednesday that they should direct their money to a longstanding Democratic super political action committee rather than a group founded to support the former vice president during the primaries.”

NH: OPERATIONS BEGIN. WMUR. “Two leading progressive groups – pushing for campaign finance reform and voting rights – plan to launch a significant field operation in the Granite State ahead of the state elections later this year.”


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