July 2012

Sharing: Could it Work in Elections?

A recent USA Today article looked at the growing number of business based on sharing goods and services … this post asks (but doesn’t answer) if the same concept will work in the field of elections.





Hawaii Series is Excellent Primer on Voter Turnout

Veteran Hawaii reporter Ian Lind is writing this week on voter turnout in the Aloha State. It’s extremely well-done and a terrific resource (or refresher) for anyone who seeks to understand how to calculate or use voter participation rates.


Texas Photo ID Case Begins in DC Federal Court

The trial in the Texas photo ID preclearance case is underway in a federal court in DC. The parties’ briefs and witness lists paint very different pictures of the case, which could not only affect the 2012 election but the future of the Voting Rights Act.