This is an article I co-authored on the latest project I’ve working on at the Center for Responsive Politics: In Oklahoma, a dark money group tried to get the state’s GOP House speaker, T.W. Shannon, elected to the U.S. Senate in 2014. Though it claimed to be a social welfare nonprofit, Oklahomans for a Conservative Future … More A Dark Money IOU
An article about a project to which I contributed research for the Center for Responsive Politics‘ OpensSecrets blog: Political nonprofit spent nearly 100 percent of funds to elect Tillis in ’14 The Center for Responsive Politics’ op-ed in the New York Times has more about how the case of Carolina Rising challenges the IRS and the FEC to … More Political nonprofit spent nearly 100 percent of funds to elect Tillis in ’14
My recent Initiativv blog post: Ballot initiatives give voters a chance to chance to propose and create their own laws. These initiatives hold the power to change policy at the local level as well as at a state level. Ballot initiatives are a type of ballot measure that allow voters to directly propose and, by extension, enact … More The Ballot Initiative Process: Ripe for Reform?
My recent collaboration with Initiativv: Last week, we had the opportunity to attend two events on recent innovations in voting and elections: “The Future of Voting” in San Francisco, California and the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Election Data Summit in Washington, D.C. Hosted by CivicMakers, We Vote USA, and Brigade, “The Future of Voting” … More Takeaways from Last Week’s Voting and Elections Events
My op-ed for The Hill’s Congress Blog: In Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court struck down Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act, which includes a provision mandating that specified states “preclear” any changes in election regulations with the federal government. The court upheld other provisions of the Voting Rights Act intact, including Section 2, … More Strength and weakness of the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014