The chair of the Federal Election Commission says she has largely given up hope of reining in abuses in the 2016 presidential campaign, which could generate a record $10 billion in spending. Electionline Weekly posted an interview with the three new EAC commissioners. Three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court issed instructions to reconsider a December decision that upheld the maps, the North Carolina Supreme Court announced that it would hear arguments in August on the challenges to the 2011 redistricting maps outlining legislative and congressional districts across North Carolina. Ohio became the latest state to propose automatic voter registration. The Harris County Clerk and the Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector’s offices successfully led opposition to a proposal for online voter registration in Texas. An editorial in the Deseret News warns of the security challenges facing proposals for an online primary in Utah. After two weeks of protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza bid for a third term, demonstrations in Burundi have degenerated into a man being burned alive in the capital, Bujumbura. The UK general election exposed flaws of the country’s “first past the post” voting system, as Conservatives won an outright majority of seats in Parliament with only 36% of the vote.