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Jerry H. Goldfeder and Myrna Pérez Jerry H. Goldfeder and Myrna Pérez

The recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court allowing partisan gerrymanders (Rucho v. Common Cause, 139 S.Ct. 2484 (2019)) and the ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit holding that members of the electoral college are free to vote their conscience (Baca v. Colorado, — F.3d.— (10th Cir. Aug. 20, 2019)) will each have far-reaching consequences for our elections—and each will be written about in due course. Today, we address several of the latest rulings by New York courts concerning limitations on the public’s involvement in elections; the apparent lack of consequences for forgers in ballot access cases; and the doctrine of “unintentional fraud.”

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