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Speaking of the Pence-Kobach Commission…

Rick Hasen points to a link to the agenda of this week’s first meeting of the Pence-Kobach Commission.  As someone who attends a ton of meeting these days, and who sets a fair share of agendas, this reads like a meeting set because they need to have a meeting, not because they really know what they are doing or what their goals are for the Commission.

It is as if their goals are more about getting voter data (or trying to) and dealing with the President’s fantastical claims about illegal voters rather than actually doing meaningful work…

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About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. al-Alameda says:

    The initial meeting? I’d have thought that they would have had a meeting prior to the initial steps of this #Fake_Investigation?

    Also, there seems to be no specific agenda item for:

    “Many Republican states are refusing to cooperate, why?
    (approximately 3 minutes).

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  2. Mister Bluster says:

    Possible Topics for Commission to Address
    How can we make this Witch Hunt not smell like a
    Fishing Expedition…

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  3. de stijl says:

    A conclusion in search of evidence.

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  4. Turgid Jacobian says:

    Many govt advisory committee kickoffs look a lot like this in practice, if not on paper

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