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INSIGHT & OPINION
December 16, 2016
From Russian Hackers With Love
This week’s news that the Russian Government was behind hacks of the Democratic National Committee’s computer systems and Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta’s GMail account was actually not news at all. Everyone knew — while the election was unfolding — that the Russians were attempting to hack and release damaging information of candidates, campaigns, PACs and political parties. What was new last week wasRead More...
November 28, 2016
Delegitimizing President Trump
Democrat lawyers and law professors are pretending like there’s nothing to see here, but the announcement this weekend that Hillary Clinton will engage in recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania is a big deal. Having conceded Donald Trump’s victory three weeks ago, Clinton now will participate in a legal proceeding that challenges the election’s outcome. And make no mistake—thatRead More...
October 19, 2016
I’m a Republican election lawyer. Here’s why the election can’t be rigged.
In the face of Trump’s charges of a “rigged election,” Republican leaders must defend our system. The worst presidential election in modern American history is careening toward an outcome that, with each passing hour, seems more and more inevitable. But not because it is rigged. Over the past 15 years, as a lawyer practicing campaign finance and election law, IRead More...
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