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Issues with Designating Election Infrastructure as Critical Infrastructure

By   /  October 15, 2016  /  National Security Law  /  Comments Off on Issues with Designating Election Infrastructure as Critical Infrastructure

By Daniel Patrick Shaffer Critical Infrastructure and the Power of the Executive Branch Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson recently proposed the idea of designating election infrastructure as “critical infrastructure.” Critical infrastructure includes pieces of infrastructure that are so vital to the United States, that their destruction would have a crippling effect on our […]

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Hispanic Vote Plays Important Role in Midterm Elections

By   /  November 8, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

As we discussed last week here on the NSLB blog, the Hispanic voting population was in a position to significantly impact the outcome of the recent U.S. midterm elections. Although the results of last week’s elections seem to indicate that Republicans fared better than Democrats overall, Hispanic voters nevertheless played a crucial role in several […]

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Spanish-Language Television Campaigns Encourage Hispanics to Vote

By   /  November 1, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

This week Telemundo aired segments of its “Tu Voto, Tu Futuro” (Your Vote, Your Future) campaign, and Univision recently started a similar campaign in conjunction with the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. U.S. immigration law continues to be one of the most important issues for Hispanic voters, who could play a decisive […]

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Female Suicide Bomber Targets Pilgrims in North-east Baghdad

By   /  February 1, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

A female suicide bomber detonated a set of explosives hidden under her garments killing at least 40 and injuring more than 100 civilians. The bomber targeted a group of Shia pilgrims who were making the journey to Karbala from Baghdad to celebrate the annual festival of Arbaeen which culminates the end of a 40-day morning […]

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Iraq Election Remains Uncertain

By   /  November 23, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Iraqi officials continue to work towards resolving major impediments to elections that were expected to be held early next year. Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi recently vetoed an election law, an issue which must be resolved at least 60 days prior to the elections. Lawmakers agreed to an amendment Monday that leaders anticipate could face another […]

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