Arguing that North Carolina’s voter ID law violates the 26th Amendment, college students have opened a new front in the highly partisan battle over voting rights. Scott Fulton looked at the security protocols of Scytl’s Internet Voting system. The closest race in California history will showcase what some observers see flaws in the State’s recount process. A judge threw out Florida’s congressional redistricting map Thursday, ruling that the Legislature allowed for a “secret, organized campaign” by partisan operatives to subvert the redistricting process in violation of the state Constitution. After a weeklong trial, a federal judge will decide whether North Carolina’s new voting law is so onerous on black voters that it needs to be blocked before the November elections. A U.S. District Court Judge denied almost all of a set of motions filed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office to dismiss the U.S. Justice Department’s suit against the State’s voter ID law before it goes to trial. Secretary of State John Kerry helped negotiate a “comprehensive audit” of Afghanistan’s contentious run-off election and both candidate’s claimed victory in the Presidential election in Indonesia.