Brief Election News for Quarterly Report Eve

Campaign Finance: Federal officeholders and candidates are required to file their April quarterly reports tomorrow (Wednesday). These reports will disclose contributions received and expenditures made between February 12 (for most filers) and March 31. The national...

Proposed Census Delays Could Impact Redistricting

The Trump Administration may be seeking to delay key Census deadlines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Commerce Secretary Wilber Ross said in a call with several members of Congress that Census field operations would be suspended until June 1, according to a...

Democrats File Second Lawsuit Seeking Mail-ballot Clarity

The Texas Democratic Party filed a federal lawsuit today (Tuesday) seeking increased access to ballot-by-mail voting during the COVID-19 pandemic. The party filed a similar lawsuit in state court on March 20. A hearing in state district court is scheduled for April...

Despite Last-minute Drama, Wisconsin Primary Remains On

Despite consistently saying he lacked the authority to do so, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) issued an executive order postponing tomorrow’s (Tuesday’s) primary election until June 9. Legislative leaders said they would challenge the order. The state supreme court, on...

Federal Fundraising Period Ends Amid COVID-19 Shutdown

Today (Tuesday) was the last day of the campaign finance period for federal candidates and officeholders. April quarterly reports will disclose contributions received and expenditures made between February 13 and March 31 for most filers. Reports for Officeholders not...

Election Update for March 30

We’ve been asked if there is any polling about the government’s response to the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 with relevance to the general election. It’s probably still too early to tell, and there isn’t much political polling going on (at least that’s publicly...