US federal court terminates Republican-Democrat consent decree on 'ballot security'

A US federal judge on Monday terminated [order, PDF] a consent decree [text, PDF] requiring the Republican National Committee (RNC) [political website] to get court approval for any “ballot security” measures it planned to implement. Judge John Michael Vazquez of the US District Court for the District of New Jersey [official website] found that the DNC had failed to prove [opinion, PDF] that the RNC had violated the consent decree prior to December 1, 2017. In November, Vazquez had declined…

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