Contesting a Presidential Election, and More from CRS
The feasibility of challenging the outcome of a presidential election is examined in a new report from the Congressional Research Service.
“If legitimate and verifiable allegations of voting fraud, or indications of misconduct by election officials on election day are presented, what legal recourses are available to complainants to litigate and potentially to remedy such wrongs and to contest the result of a presidential election?” the report inquires.
Although the presidential election is a national event, it is actually comprised of fifty separate state elections, plus the one in the District of Columbia.
Therefore, “it is an individual state that has the initial responsibility for resolving a challenge, recount, or contest to the results of a presidential election within that jurisdiction,” wrote CRS Legislative Attorney Jack Maskell. See Legal Processes for Contesting the Results of a Presidential Election, October 24, 2016.
Other new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following.
Partisan Political Activities and Federal Workers: Questions in the 2016 Election, CRS Legal Sidebar, October 20, 2016
State Voter Identification Requirements: Analysis, Legal Issues, and Policy Considerations, updated October 21, 2016
Yemen: Recent Attacks Against U.S. Naval Vessels in the Red Sea, CRS Insight, October 21, 2016
U.S.-South Korea Relations, updated October 20, 2016
DHS Appropriations FY2017: Research and Development, Training, and Services, October 20, 2016
Navy Lasers, Railgun, and Hypervelocity Projectile: Background and Issues for Congress, updated October 21, 2016
Russian Compliance with the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty: Background and Issues for Congress, October 20, 2016
Iran’s Foreign and Defense Policies, updated October 21, 2016
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