Mohamed Aziz

Legal Fellow

Mohamed Aziz

Mohamed focuses on encouraging structural electoral reforms by assessing state venues for litigation based strategies, as well as writing about electoral and voting rights developments.

Mohamed graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Baldwin-Wallace College and received his J.D. from the Ohio Northern University—Claude W. Pettit College of Law. He has served in a variety of internships and externships, including at the United States Senate, an international criminal tribunal, the United Nations, a federal district court, a state court of appeals, and a county public defender. He was a recipient of a public interest fellowship award for his commitment to public service, and served as a New Leaders Council Fellow. While in law school, Mohamed’s academic note was selected for publication in the Journal of Law and Cyber Warfare, an expert peer-reviewed law journal, and deals with the national security, cyber law, and free speech considerations of internet proxy censorship.

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Posts by Mohamed Aziz

Italy's Referendum Threatens Electoral Integrity

Posted on November 29, 2016

On December 4th, 2016, the Italian government will stage a referendum aimed at overhauling the government by disrupting its “perfectly symmetric” bicameral legislature. They should think twice about altering the integrity of Italy’s electoral system.

Vote-Splitting in These Senate Races Could Have an Impact

Posted on November 08, 2016

In every state except Louisiana and Georgia, U.S. Senators are elected in a contest in which every voter has one vote, and the candidate with the most votes wins. That means that if more than two candidates run, votes can be split up among them so that the candidate who wins was opposed by most voters. This happens every year, and it contributes to doubts as to the legitimacy of the candidate elected, and to the continued shaming of independent and third party candidates as “spoilers.”

FairVote to Assess Opportunities for State Litigation

Posted on October 28, 2016

Public interest litigation plays an important role in enacting and influencing reform, albeit imperfect and oftentimes unsuccessful. As an undoubtedly necessary strategy within the legal framework of our democratic society, attorneys can improve its effectiveness in order to better embolden and strengthen social reformers. This year, FairVote plans to publish an audit of state constitutions and courts to help prospective litigators know when seeking changes through litigation is most likely to be beneficial.

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