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- Happy Election Day! If you encounter issues today at the polls, call 1-866-OUR-VOTE or visit www.electionprotection.org.
- Pursuant to the Voting Rights Act, the Department of Justice will have monitors at polling places in in 23 states today.
- An Ohio federal judge has scheduled the hearing on Ohio’s flawed method for counting provisional ballots for Wednesday — after Election Day but before the November 17 date on which the state can count the provisional ballots.
- The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in the latest cases to test the limits of class actions. The pair of cases could further erode the ability of individuals to band together to sue corporations, after the Roberts Court rejected a class of 1.5 million workers alleging sex discrimination in Wal-Mart v. Dukes, and a class of consumers alleging deceptive practices in AT&T v. Concepcion.
- Why “No One in America Should Have to Wait 7 Hours to Vote“.