The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in McCutcheon vs. FEC, which challenges the aggregate spending rules that limit any one campaign contributor to $123,000 in total spending to political candidates and election committees during any two-year federal election cycle. The disclosure of all campaign contributions has been delayed by the government shutdown. Nate Cohn considers the actual effect of gerrymandering on political polarization. Voter purges have raised controversy in Florida and Virginia. The Department of Justice has announced plans to sue the the state of North Carolina for what many civil rights advocates have called the worst voter suppression law in the nation. Olga Kazan considered the structural and cultural differences between elections in Germany and the US and claims of vote rigging followed delays in announcing the results of Guinea’s legislative election.