A new report from the Washington Examiner reveals that more problems are on the horizon for "dark money" Marc Elias whose firm is representing Black Lives Matter in a fraught tax filing:
The national organization for Black Lives Matter appears to have used an unusual accounting maneuver to further delay reporting what became of its $60 million bankroll from 2020, a move one charity watchdog called "the worst transparency issue" she has ever seen.Read more
If you only read Democracy Docket or follow Marc Elias on Twitter, you might think that the left has never lost an election case ever. However, liberal election law professor Rick Hasen pointed out on Friday that this is simply not true:
The pre-election story is not documented quite as well, but it should be, as the outcomes were instructive. On the left, party committees, Super PACs, advocacy organizations and, to a lesser extent, civil rights groups brought dozens of suits challenging state election laws, regulations, or practices – particularly, though not exclusively, as they related to voting during the pandemic. Overall, the litigation was unsuccessful, with losses outnumbering even partial wins by a ratio of more than 7:1.Read more
In a recent Election Law Blog post, liberal Professor Rick Hasen said what everyone is thinking, but no one wants to admit. Even those on the left are getting tired of Democrat election lawyer Marc Elias (of Steele dossier infamy):
Marc is a controversial figure in the election law world, and he’s become something of an online bully, castigating those who disagree with him even on issues of strategy and tactics who might be natural allies. And once Marc attacks, he has 600,000 Twitter followers who follow suit and believe (thanks in part to some of Marc’s own posts and media appearances) that Marc is singlehandedly fighting against attempts to suppress votes and subvert election outcomes. (In fact, much of this work is done by voting rights lawyers, many without any affiliation with the Democratic Party.) I get lots of messages from election lawyers and professors complaining about Marc but reluctant to voice their criticisms publicly. . .Read more
Dark money king Marc Elias, of Steele dossier fame, was hired by the lagging campaign of Democrat Terry McAuliffe in Virginia in a desperate move. As Professor Jonathan Turley wrote:
McAuliffe may be preparing to challenge any win by Republican Glenn Youngkin. He has given $53,680 to the Elias Law Group. McAuliffe does not appear disturbed by Elias’ highly controversial career or his possible exposure in the Durham investigation...https://t.co/Gb6YzAJmBo— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) October 28, 2021
Pelosi's partisan power grab in Iowa's Second Congressional District is officially over. After months of controversy, Democrat Rita Hart has dropped her federal election challenge to the outcome of November's race for the congressional seat that rightfully went to Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks.Read more
Democratic Party Attorney and consigliere Marc Elias, the attorney who played a key role in the discredited 2016 election's Steele dossier, is in trouble yet again post election. Elias and other lawyers at his firm have been sanctioned by the Fifth Circuit.Read more
It's been nearly 3 months since Election Day, but the results of the race for New York's 22nd Congressional District are still hanging in the balance. Yesterday, appellate division Justice Patrick NeMoyer rejected Democrat Anthony Brindisi's request to halt a review of over 1,000 ballots ordered by state Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte:
The review aims to determine if any of those ballots belong to voters who applied to vote on time via the state Department of Motor Vehicles. Those voters’ applications were never processed, rendering those people unable to vote on Election Day.
State Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte last week ordered Oneida County officials to dig into the batch of ballots to see how many voters were disenfranchised through no fault of their own and to count the votes of people in that situation.Read more
The left has always seen the courts as way to get around the will of the people, whether it is their duly elected legislators or the voters themselves. This cycle, led by Marc Elias who played a key role in the Russia collusion hoax, the left has filed lawsuit after lawsuit to overturn the will of voters. But that still is not enough for the left:
The craziest part of twitter are progressives who complain that I don't litigate enough.— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) October 6, 2020
I'm sorry if the 70+ cases we have brought this cycle and the three dozen we are currently litigating aren't addressing your particular issue.
You do know there are other lawyers, right?
On Tuesday, Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., the Republican National Committee, and the Nevada Republican Party sued Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, challenging Assembly Bill 4 (AB4), which was signed into law by Governor Steve Sisolak on Monday after a brief debate on Sunday regarding the 60-page, single-spaced bill. The bill represents yet another instance of Democrats taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to permanently alter the way elections are run throughout the country.Read more
The Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the Republican Party of Florida secured a victory for election integrity by reaching a settlement in Nielsen v. DeSantis on Sunday. Earlier this year, plaintiffs sued Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to radically alter Florida's absentee ballot laws to allow ballot harvesting and require absentee ballots that arrive after Election Day to be counted. As part of the settlement agreement, plaintiffs dropped all substantive claims in the suit.Read more