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electionlineWeekly — November 2, 2017

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II. Federal-State Updates

The Government Accountability Office confirmed that it will launch an investigation into the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. According to Politico, GAO said it would investigate the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in response to a letter last week from Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colorado), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) and Cory Booker (D-New Jersey). In a response letter, the agency accepted the request "as work that is within the scope of its authority." The investigation should begin in about five months when the GAO has staff to dedicate to it.

New Hampshire Secretary of State William Gardner (D), a member of the presidential commission said last week that he has not heard from commission staff since a September 12 meeting.

“They’re dealing with a number of lawsuits,” Gardner told New Hampshire Primary Source. “The Justice Department and the staff down there have asked us to send them anything we have, even notes.”