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U.S.

Department of Justice

Office of Legal Counsel

Washington, D. C. 20530

March 30, 2018

Wendy R. Weiser
Director, Democracy Program
Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
weiserw@brennan.law.nyu.edu

Re: FOIA Tracking No. FYl 7-218, FYl 7-270;


Brennan Ctr. for Justice v. U.S. Dep't of Justice, S.D.N.Y. No. 17-cv-6335

Dear Ms. Weiser:

This letter constitutes a second response to your May 15, 2017 and July 25, 2017
Freedom oflnformation Act ("FOIA") requests on behalf of the Brennan Center for Justice and
The Protect Democracy Project to the Office of Legal Counsel ("OLC"), seeking a variety of
records "relating to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity or any other
effort since November 8, 2016 to establish a commission, task force, or committee to study voter
fraud or any aspect of the voting system." As you know, the requests have been assigned
tracking numbers FYl 7-218 and FYl 7-270, and are also the subjects of the above-captioned
litigation. You were provided a first response on December 29, 2017, which enclosed one
responsive record.

Since the last partial response, we have processed 2,133 pages ofresponsive records. We
are enclosing 226 pages of responsive records, with material redacted as exempt from disclosure
pursuant to FOIA Exemptions Five, 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(5), and Six, 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(6). The
material redacted pursuant to Exemption Five is protected by the attorney-client, deliberative
process, and/or presidential communications privileges, or by the attorney work product doctrine.
Disclosure of the material redacted pursuant to Exemption Six would constitute a clearly
unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. We have withheld the remaining 1,907 pages in full
pursuant to Exemption Five based on the privileges identified above, and in part pursuant to
Exemption Six. We have determined that none of the withheld material is appropriate for
discretionary release. We are continuing to consult with other entities on a small number of
remaining records, totaling 62 pages, and will provide a final response soon.

For your information, Congress excluded three discrete categories of law enforcement
and national security records from the requirements of the FOIA. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(c). This
response is limited to those records that are subject to the requirements of the FOIA. This is a
standard notification that is given to all our requesters and should not be taken as an indication
that excluded records do, or do not, exist.
You may contact the Office of Government Information Services ("OGIS") at the
National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation services
they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information
Services, National Archives and Records Administration, Room 2510, 8601 Adelphi Road,
College Park, Maryland 20740-6001, e-mail at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll
free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769.

Although your request is the subject of ongoing litigation, and administrative appeals are
not ordinarily acted upon in such situations, I am required by statute and regulation to inform
you of your right to file an administrative appeal. You may administratively appeal by writing to
the Director, Office of Information Policy ("OIP"), United States Department of Justice, Suite
11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530-0001, or you may submit an
appeal through OIP's FOIAonline portal by creating an account on the following web site:
https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/home. Your appeal must be postmarked or
electronically transmitted within 90 days of the date of my response to your request. If you
submit your appeal by mail, both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked "Freedom
of Information Act Appeal."

Your counsel may contact Assistant U.S. Attorney Casey Kyung-Se Lee, at
Casey.Lee@usdoj.gov or at 212-637-2714, to discuss any aspect of your request.

Paul P. Colborn
Special Counsel

Enclosures

cc: Casey Kyung-Se Lee


Southern District of New York

Carl Wedoff
Jenner & Block

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Stewart, Scott (OLC)

From: Stewart, Scott (OLC}


Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 12:45 PM
To: Gannon, Curtis E. (O LC); Hart, Rosemary (O LC)
Subject: FW:U I -
Attachments: 170126 - Election (b ) (5) CIRC.docx

Here' s the draft PM

Document ID: 0.7.14615.5025


Hart, Rosemary (OLC)

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}


Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 6:25 PM
To: Stewart, Scott {OLC}
Subject: RE: Election fraud EO

I can look at it now, and also give it to someone else.

- -Original Message-----
From: Ste-wart, Scott {OLC)
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 6:23 PM
To: Hart, Rosemary (OLC) • (b) (6)
Subject: FW: Election fraud EO

Rosemary -- (b) (5) . Would an A-A be able to look at it? We haven't received
word about timing; Curtis is going to call Greg back now.

Document ID: 0.7.14615.5065


Hart, Rosemary (OLC)

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}


Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 201 7 6:59 PM
To: Gannon, Curtis E. (O LC); Stewart, Scott {O LC)
Subject: 170126 - Election (b) (5 ) CIRC (002) - WHCO comments (JAZ ... + + rh
Attachments: 170126 - Election (b) (5 ) CIRC (002) - WHCO comments (JAZ ...+ +-
rh.docx

This redline reflects my preliminary thoughts on this PM.

Document ID: 0.7.14615.5023


Hart, Rosemary (OLC)

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}


Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 7:40 PM
To: Gannon, Curtis E. (OLC); Stewart, Scott {O LC)
Subject: redline and talking points.
Attachments: 170126 - Election (b) (5) CIRC (002) - WHCO comments (JAZ ...+
OLC (1 25 2017).docx; (b) (5) : notes.docx

Here they are.

Document ID: 0.7.14615.5028


Hart, Rosemary (OLC)

From: Hart, Rosemary {Ole)


Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 10:04 PM
To: Rosemary Hart
Subject: Fwd: 170126 - Election (b) (5) PM (25 Jan 927pm)
Attachments: 170126 - Election (b) (5) PM (25 Jan 927pm).docx; ATT00001.htm

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Stewart, Scott (OLC}" • (b) (6)


Date: January 25, 2017 at 9:40:03 PM EST
To: "Hart, Rosemary (OLC}" ~
Cc: "Gannon, Curtis E. (OLC)" • (b) (6)
Subject: Fw d: 170126 - Election (b) (5) PM (25 Jan 927pm)

Begin forwarded message:

Document ID: 0.7.14615.5861


Document ID: 0.7.14615.5861 -000002
Stewart, Scott (OLC)

From: Stewart, Scott (OLC}


Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 10:16 PM
To: Gannon, Curtis E. (OLC)
Cc: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}
Subject: Re: 170126 - Election (b) ( 5) PM (25 Jan 927pm)

I'm reviewing too. (b ) (5 )

On Jan 25, 2017, at 9:57 PM, Gannon, Curtis E. {Ole) ~ (b) (6) · wrote:

Okay. FYI: still no word back from Jim.

From: Hart, Rosemary ( OLC}


Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 9:56 PM
To: Stewart, Scott ( Ole) • (b ) (6 )
Cc: Gannon, Curtis E. (OLC) • (b ) (6 )
Subject: Re: 170126 - El ection (b ) (5 ) PM (25 Jan 927pm}

I can re,~ew in 15 minutes.

Document ID: 0.7.14615.5044


duplicate

Document ID: 0.7.14615.5044


Hart, Rosemary (OLC)

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}


Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 201 7 1 0:48 PM
To: Gannon, Curtis E. (O LC)
Subject: Re: 170126 - Election (b ) (5) PM (25 Jan 927pm)

I like that part! (b)(5 ) I.

And would solve (b ) (5)

On Jan 25, 2017, at 1 0:46 PM, Gannon, Curtis E. (OLC) • (b) (6) wrote:

Yep. (Note that (b) (5) .)

From: Hart, Rosemary (Ole}


Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 201710:43 PM
To : Gannon, Curtis E. {Ole) • (b)(6 )
subject: Re: 17D126- Election (b)(5 ) PM {25 Jan 927pm)

Jnn's b ack-up plan seems fine ifhe can live with it.

On Jan 25, 2017, at 10:34 PM, Gannon, Curtis E. (OLC) • (b) (6 ) · wrote:

From: Gannon, Curtis E. (Ole)


Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 lD:29 PM
To: Hart, Rosemary {Ole} • (b)(6 ) Stewart, Scott {Ol C)
• (b) (6) >
Subject: RE: 170126 - Election (b)(5 ) PM {25 Jan 927pm)

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC)


Sent: Wednesda , Janua 25, 2017 9:56 PM

Document ID: 0.7.14615.5063


Document ID: 0.7.14615.5063
Stewart, Scott (OLC)

From: Stewart, Scott (OLC}


Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 10:51 PM
To: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}; Gannon, Curtis E. (O LC)
Subject: RE: Redline on voter fraud PM

I'm marking a few light suggestions and will circulate shortly.

--Original Message----
From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 10:45 PM
To: Gannon, Curtis E. {O LC) < (b) (6) Stewart, Scott (OLC)
'" (b) (6 )
Subject: Fwd: Redline on voter fraud PM

>
> (b) (5)

-
>
> Anyway, here's my redline. Feel free to take edit or leave 'em.
>
> Rosemary
>
>

Document ID: 0.7.14615.5093


Hart, Rosemary (OLC)

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}


Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 11:13 PM
To: Stewart, Scott {OLC}
Cc: Gannon, Curtis E. (OLC)
Subject : Re: Redline on voter fraud PM

WH capitalizes 'Mmi&JJI"
> On Jan 25, 2017, at 10:57 PM, Stewart, Scott {Ole) · wrote:
>
> Rosemary -- any view on what should be capitalized in ' (b) (5) "? I don't see
a consistent practice in prior documents.
>
> --Original Message-
> From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC)
> Sent: Wednesda , Janua 25, 2017 10:45 PM

Document ID: 0.7.14615.5078


Hart, Rosemary (OLC)

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}


Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 11:14 PM
To: (b) (6)
Subject: Fwd: Redline on voter fraud PM
Attachments: 170126 - Election (b) (5) PM (25 Jan 927pm} + (OLC 1-25-
2017}.docx; ATT000Ol.htm

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Stewart, Scott (OLC}" • (b) (6)


Date: January 25, 2017 at 11:02:16 PM EST
To: "Hart, Rosemary (OLC}" ~ "Gannon, Curtis E. (OLC)"
• (b )(6 )
Cc: "Stewart, Scott (OLC)" • (b) (6) '>
Subject: RE: Redline on voter fraud PM

Attached are my addit ional suggestions.

---Original Message-
From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}
Sent: Wednesda , Janua 25, 2017 10:45 PM

Document ID: 0.7.14615.5869


duplicate

Document ID: 0.7.14615.5869


Document ID: 0.7.14615.5869-000002
Gannon, Curtis E. (OLC)

From: Gannon, Curtis E. (OLC)


Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 11:22 PM
To: Hart, Rosemary (Ole}; Stewart, Scott (Ole}
Cc: Stewart, Scott (Ol e}
Subject: RE: Red line on voter fraud PM

Got it . I'll send as soon I' m off the phone with Katsas.

- Original Message---
From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 11:21 PM
To: Stewart, Scott (OLC} < (b) (6 )
Cc: Gannon, Curtis E. (OLC) • (b) (6) Stewart, Scott (OLC)
• (b) (6)
Subject: Re: Redline on voter fraud PM

Those edits look good to me.


Scott had asked, and I didn't see until a couple of minutes ago, whether •ee,1$111
"should be
capitalized. Yes, it shou ld. WH style.

Document ID: 0.7.14615.5107


duplicate

Document ID: 0.7.14615.5107


Hart, Rosemary (OLC)

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}


Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 201 7 11:24 PM
To: Gannon, Curtis E. (O LC)
Subject: Re: 170126 - Electi on (b)(5) PM (25 Jan 927pm)

Thnx for sending.

On Jan 25, 2017, at 10:52 PM, Gannon, Curtis E. (O LC) • (b) (6) · wrote :

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/25/politics/trump-calls-for-major-investigation-into-voter-fraud/

From: '1art, Rosemary ( Ole}


Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 201710:52 PM
To: Gannon, Curtis E. {OLC) • (b) (6) >
Subject: Re: 170126 - El ection (b) (5) PM (25 Jan 927pm}

I wonder , (b) (5)

On Jan 25, 2017, at 10:46 PM, Gannon, Curtis E. (OLC) • (b) (6) · wrote:

Document ID: 0.7.14615.5087


Document ID: 0.7.14615.5087
Hart, Rosemary (OLC)

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}


Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 11:45 PM
To: Gannon, Curtis E. (OLC)
Subject: Re: 170126 - Election (b) (5) PM (25 Jan 927pm)

Thanks for carrying this through. Am heading to bed now. See you in the morning.

On Jan 25, 2017, at 11:37 PM, Gannon, Curtis E. (O LC) • (b) (6) wrote:

Document ID: 0.7.14615.5096


Document ID: 0.7.14615.5096
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From:
,

MUW• 1

Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2017 1:41 PM


To: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}
Subject: RE: Update on today and some observations

Thank youl

From: Hart, Rosemary {Ole)


Sent: Thursday, January 26, 20171:39 PM

To: IU-1 >
Subject: FW: Update on today and some observations

This is what I got from Scott about an hour ago.

Fro m: Stewart, Scott (Ole)


Sent: Thursday, January 26, 201712:14 PM
To: Gannon, Curtis E. (Ole) • (b) (6) Hart, Rosemary {Ole) , (b ) (6 )
Cc: Stewart, Scott (OLC) • (b) (6 )
Subject: Update on today and some observations

John just called to say (b) (5 )

As for the documents for tomorrow: (b ) (5 )

I have three observations, some of which may call for action today. (b) (5)

(b) (5)

Document ID: 0.7.14615.8586


(b) (5)

Document ID: 0.7.14615.8586


Hart, Rosemary (OLC)

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}


Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2017 8:31 PM
To: Gannon, Curtis E. (OLC); Stewart, Scott {OLC)
Subject: voter fraud

From Politico:

And as Trump's team started settling in for the evening, the White House pulled back - for now -
one final highty anticipated and controversial act of the day: an executrve order calling for an
investigation into widespread voter fraud.
'The president got back a little late and he got jammed up on some meetings that needed to
occur, and so we're going to roll all that into Friday and Saturday," Spicer said.

Document ID: 0.7.14615.5099


Hart, Rosemary (OLC)

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}


Sent: Friday, April 21, 201 7 11:19 AM
To: Stewart, Scott (OLC}
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

I like it. Thanks!

From: Stewart, Scott (Ole)


Se nt: Friday, April 21, 201711:14 AM
To: Hart, Rosemary {Ole} • (b)(6 )
Cc: Stewart, Scott (Ole) • (b) (6 )
Subject: FW: Election Integrity EO

How's this?

(b) (5 )

Document ID: 0.7.14615.7241


Hart, Rosemary (OLC)

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}


Sent: Friday, April 21, 201 7 3:06 PM
To: Gannon, Curtis E. (O l e)
Subject: FW: EO Revie w Priorities
Attachments: (b) (5 ) - OPC 4.18 CLEAN.DOCX

Note updated list. Now there are 3 slated for next Sat ur day.

Document ID: 0.7.14615.7133


Document ID: 0.7.14615.7133
Hart, Rosemary (OLC)

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}


Sent: Sunday, April 23, 2017 11:26 AM
To: Stewart, Scott (OLC}
Subject: voting integrity EO
Attachments: Voting Integrity EO + OLC preliminary edits.docx

Scott: I have done a preliminary review of the EO and, in the interest of time, would like to (b) (5)
(b) (5)

I am a little concerned that this EO might still go forward at some point this week, and I wanted to get ahead
of the curve just in case. Do you see any problem with sending a preliminary redline today?

Rosemary

Document ID: 0.7.14615.7139


Stewart, Scott (OLC)

From: Stewart, Scott (OLC}


Sent: Sunday, April 23, 2017 2:30 PM
To: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}
Subject: Re: Election Integrity EO

Sounds good - thanks!

On Apr 23, 2017, at 1:08 PM, Hart, Rosemary (OLC} • (b) (6 ) > wrote:

Scott: I spoke with Curtis about this preliminary redline and he thought it made sense to send it
now, to keep things moving.

Hope your weekend is going well! I look forward to hearing about it.

Rosemary

Document ID: 0.7.14615.7505


Document ID: 0.7.14615.7505
Stewart, Scott (OLC)

From: Stewart, Scott (OLC}


Sent: Monday, April 24, 2017 1 2:1 7 PM
To: Gannon, Curtis E. (O LC)
Cc: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}
Subject: FW: Revised EO Priorities

Curtis - FYI. (b)(5)

Document ID: 0.7.14615.7126


Document ID: 0.7.14615.7126
Hart, Rosemary (OLC)

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}


Sent: Thursday, April 27, 201711:40 AM
To: Stewart, Scott {OLC}
Subject: RE: EO Priorities

I was j ust typing a similar message ! thanks

Document ID: 0.7.14615.7370


Hart, Rosemary (OLC)

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}


Sent: Thursday, April 27, 201711:49 AM
To: Stewart, Scott {OLC}
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

I'll assign it.

Frustrating on timing.

From: Stewart, Scott (Ole)


Sent: Thursday, April 27, 201711:47 AM
To: Hart, Rosemary (Ole) • (b ) (6 )
Cc: Stewart, Scott (Ole) • (b ) (6 )
Subject: FW: Election Integrity EO

Here' s the last passback of Election Integrity. I generated a redline too. Should we get someone on this?
(b) (5)

Document ID: 0.7.14615.7129


Document ID: 0.7.146 15.7129
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Document ID: 0.7.14615.7129


Hart, Rosemary (OLC)

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}


Sent: Thursday, April 27, 201712:13 PM
To: (b) (6) (OLC}
Subject: FW: Request for revie w of proposed Execut ive Order on Election Integrity
Attachments: Voting Integrity EO - Redline.docx

CRT comme nts.

From: Wheeler, Tom (CRT)


Sent: Monda , A ril 24, 2017 5:20 PM

Document ID: 0.7.14615.7502


Hart, Rosemary (OLC)

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}


Sent: Thursday, April 27, 201712:14 PM
To: (b) (6 ) (OLC}
Subject: FW: Request for review of proposed Executive Order on Election Integrity
Attachments: Voting Integrity EO - Redline.docx

I think this is redundant to what I already sent, but am sending anyway.

From: Gore, John (CRT)


Sent: Tuesda , A ril 25, 2017 2:06 PM

Document ID: 0.7.14615.8575


Document ID: 0.7.14615.8575
Hart, Rosemary (OLC)

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}


Sent: Thursday, April 27, 201712:15 PM
To: (b) (6) I (O LC}
Subject: FW: Election Integrity EO

One more item from WH:

Document ID: 0.7.14615.7715


Document ID: 0.7.146 15.7715
Document ID: 0.7.14615.7715
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From: (b) (6 ) I (OLC)


Sent: Thursday, April 27, 201712:17 PM
To: Hart, Rosemary (Ole}
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

Perfect.

From: Hart, Rosemary {Ole)


Sent: Thursday, April 27, 201712:16 PM
To: 1{Ole} • (b ) (6 ) >
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

That should work. This is a short EO, and we have already sent a red line with preliminary comments (see
attached}.

From: (b ) (6 ) {Ole)
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 201712:15 PM
To: Hart, Rosemary (OLC) • (b)(6 )
Subject: RE: Electi on Integrity EO

I am currently working on a bill comment that's on a somewhat tight deadline, but I hope to send thatto the
bill comment team for review by 2 or 3 this afternoon . I can turn my full attention to this immediately after
that. Would that be OK?

From: Hart, Rosemary {Ole)


Sent: Thursday, April 27, 201712:12 PM
To: 1 {Ole} • (b )(6 ) >
Subject: FW: Election Integrity EO

(b) (6) :
This is an EO that has been around for a few days, but it has not been part of the First 100 Days push.
Now, we are told this should be our focus for next week (we have asked for more specifics}. We have been
awaiting DOJ component comment, and I' ll send those along, too, (b) (5 )

We want to get another r edline back to the WH tomorrow morning if feasible.

Do you have time to work on this?

Thanks,
Rosemary

duplicate
Document ID: 0.7.14615.7513
Document ID: 0.7.146 15.7513
Document ID: 0.7.14615.7513
Hart, Rosemary (OLC)

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}


Sent: Thursday, April 27, 20171 1:39 PM
To: (b) (6 ) I (OLC}
Subject: Re: Election Integrity EO

Thank you! Will read in the morning.

On Apr 27, 2017, at 6:37 PM, (b ) (6) (OLC) • (b ) (6) > wrote:

Here you go, and sorry for the delay. I made comments on top of the CRT comments (and added
to one of the CRT comments that OLC agrees). Note that I made two internal comments to you,
highlighted yellow.

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}

Document ID: 0.7.14615.7354


Document ID: 0.7.14615.7354
Document ID: 0.7.14615.7354
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From: (b) (6) (OLC)


Sent: Fri day, April 28, 2017 10:03 AM
To: Hart, Rosemary (Ole}
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

Looking at this now.

From: Hart, Rosemary {Ole)


Sent: Friday, April 28, 201710:01 AM
To:11111111:>Da1111( 0 LC} • (b)(6)
Subject: FW: Election Integrity EO

- : Thanks for the redline you sent yesterday. Due to work on more urgent EOs (including 2 to be signed
today), I am only turning to it now. I should have pointed out that CRT commented on an older version, and
so it is a little confusing to use their redline as the base document. Could you please take another look at
what I sent you (below and attached) and use this one as the base for comments? I think some of CRT's
comments might be moot.

Sorry for any confusion!

Rosemary

Document ID: 0.7.14615.7152


Document ID: 0.7.146 15.7152
Document ID: 0.7.14615.7152
Hart, Rosemary (OLC)

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}


Sent: Friday, April 28, 201 7 10:46 AM
To: lllllllmDmlll (OLC)
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

Thanks!

From: (b) (6) (Ole)


Sent: Friday, April 28, 201710:45 AM
To: Hart, Rosemary (Ole) • (b)(6) >
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

Sorry about thatl Here you go.

Document ID: 0.7.14615.7668


Document ID: 0.7.146 15.7668
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(b) (6) (OLC)


From:
Sent: Friday, April 28, 201 7 12:29 PM
To: Hart, Rosemary (Ole}
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO
Attachments: 170424 - Election Integrity CLEAN (1730) (003) - Ill. + rh +li!i,docx

Looks good. I got rid of the highlighting and internal comments, with the exception of the comment
about' (b) (5) ,'' b/c you said you are looking int o that.

From: Hart, Rosemary {OLC)


Sent: Friday, April 28, 201712:22 PM
To: 1 (Ole) • (b) (6)
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

Looks great! I have added some edits, and responded to your questions.

From: (b) (6) (OLC)


Sent: Friday, April 28, 201710:45 AM

Document ID: 0.7.14615.7264


Document ID: 0.7.146 15.72£4
Document ID: 0.7.14615.7264
Hart, Rosemary (OLC)

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}


Sent: Friday, April 28, 201 7 2:56 PM
To: Stewart, Scott (OLC}; (b) (6) I {OLC}
Cc: Stewart, Scott (OLC)
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

Thanks. It will be good to keep this one moving.

From: Stewart, Scott (OLC)


Sent: Friday, April 28, 2017 2:53 PM
To: Hart, Rosemary (OLC) • (b) (6) >·, (b) (6) (OLC) • (b) (6) >
Cc: Stewart, Scott (OLC) • (b) (6)
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

Great- I' ve made comments outward facing in the attached, which I'll pass back shortly.

From: Hart, Rosemary {OLC)


Sent: Friday, April 28, 2017 2:49 PM
To: 1 (Ole) • (b)(6) Stewart, Scott {OLC) • (b) (6)
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

Scott: This all looks good to me, too.


Thanks!
Rosemary

From: (b) (6) {OLC)


Sent: Friday, April 28, 2017 2:38 PM
To: Stewart, Scott {OLC) <~ Hart, Rosemary (Ole) • (b) (6)
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

Scott,
Your edits all look good to me.

From: Stewart, Scott (Ole)


Sent: Friday, April 28, 2017 2:32 PM
To: Hart, Rosemary (OLC) • (b)(6) Stewart, Scott (OLC} , (b) (6) lt:>WI
- 1{OLC) , (b) (6) >
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

Thanks you, both. I marked a few additional edits and comments for your consideration.

From: Hart, Rosemary {OLC) (mailto (b) (6)


Sent: Friday, April 28, 20171:36 PM
To: Stew art, Scott {OLC) • (b)(6) (b) (6) (Ole) , (b) (6) >
Subject: Election Int egrity EO

Document ID: 0.7.14615.7552


Scott: This redline reflects comments from - and me.
Rosemary

Document ID: 0.7.14615.7552


Stewart, Scott (OLC)

From: Stewart, Scott (OLC}


Sent: Monday, May 01, 2017 9:23 AM
To: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}
Subject: FW: Revised EO Priorities

It looks like every one of the bulleted items has been signed, as has- I suppose that Electron Integrity,
Wlli], andiE>$l1are up next.

Document ID: 0.7.14615.7132


Document ID: 0.7.14615.7132
Hart, Rosemary (OLC)

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}


Sent: Monday, May 01, 2017 2:14 PM
To: Stewart, Scott (OLC}
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

Thanks. Just wanted to confirm that WHCO isn't waiting on us.

From: Stewart, Scott (Ole)


Sent: Monday, May 1, 20171:51 PM
To: Hart, Rosemary (Ole) • (b)(6)
Subject: Re: Election Integrity EO

Right - nothing yet.

On ~ay 1, 2017, at 1:49 PM, Hart, Rosemary (OLC) ~ - \vrote:

Scott: Just checking on this-we didn't get a response yet, did we?
RH

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From: lllllllim:mlll1(0 LC)


Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 20171:40 PM
To: Stewart, Scott {OLC}; Hart, Rosemary {Ole)
Subject: FW: Election Integrity EO
Attachments: Election Integrity EO - 0502 - Policy Turn.docx

I am looking at this now and will circulate a Compare Doc and further edits shortly.

Document ID: 0.7.14615.7405


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From: IIIIIIIIDJemll (0 LC)


Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 5 :27 PM
To: Hart, Rosemary (Ole); Stewart, Scott (Ole); Stewart, Scott (O LC)
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

Coming now.

From: Hart, Rosemary (Ole)


Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 5:16 PM
To: Stewart, Scott (Ole) • (b) (6) (b) (6) I{OlC) • (b)(6 )
Stewart, Scott (Ole) • (b) (6)
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

•= Let us know when you are free .

RH

From: Stewart, Scott (OLC)


Sent: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 5:00 PM
To: Hart, Rosemary (OLC) • (b)(6) (b) (6 ) (OLC) , (b) (6 )
Stewart, Scott (Ole) • (b) (6 )
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

Sure. I'm free.

From: Hart, Rosemary (Ole)


Sent: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 4:57 PM
To: Stewart, Scott (OLC) • (b) (6) (b) (6) I(Ole) • (b)(6 )
Stewart, Scott (Ol e) • (b)(6) >
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

Should we have a brief meeting about this?

From: Stewart~ Scott (OLC)


Sent: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 4:41 PM
To: Hart, Rosemary (OLC) • (b)(6) (b) (6 ) (OLC) , (b) (6 )
Stewart, Scott (OlC) • (b) (6 )
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

From: Hart, Rosemary (OlC) (mailto (b) (6 )


Sent: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 2:30 PM
To: (Ole) •
1 (b) (6) Stewart, Scott (Ole) . (b) (6) >
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

Document ID: 0.7.14615.7121


Thanks for cleaning this up and creating a red line.

I am fine with one of the edits, but had questions about (b) (5)

RH

From: (b ) (6 ) {Ole)
Sent: Tuesday, May 2, 20171:56 PM
To: Stewart, Scott (Ole) • (b) (6 ) Hart, Rosemary (OLC} • (b)(6 )
Subject: FW: Election Integrity EO

I've attached a compare doc and a doc that accepts all changes, removes all extraneous comments, and
includes a couple more proposed edits.

Document ID: 0.7.14615.7121


Document ID: 0.7.146 15.712 1
Document ID: 0.7.14615.7121
Hart, Rosemary (OLC)

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}


Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 5:53 PM
To: (b) (6) I (OLC}
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

Thanks! It does save t ime!

From: (b) (6) (Ole)


Sent: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 5:52 PM
To: Hart, Rosemary (Ole) • (b)(6)
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

Rosemary,
I had already made t he proposed change we agreed to on my document. Here it is in case that saves you
time.

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC)


Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 5:16 PM

Document ID: 0.7.14615.8593


Document ID: 0.7.146 15.8593
Document ID: 0.7.146 15.8593
Document ID: 0.7.14615.8593
Hart, Rosemary (OLC)

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}


Sent: Friday, May OS, 2017 9:03 AM
To: Stewart, Scott {OLC}; (b) (6) I {OLC}
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

Good idea.

From: Stewart, Scott (Ole)


Sent: Friday, May 5, 2017 9:01 AM
To: {Ole} •
1 (b) (6)
Cc: Hart, Rosemary {Ole) • (b) (6 )
Subject: FW: El ection Integrity EO

Might be worth getting F&Ltogether on this one, in case it suddenly drops.

Document ID: 0.7.14615.7268


Document ID: 0.7.146 15.72£8
Document ID: 0.7.14615.7268
Hart, Rosemary (OLC)

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}


Sent: Friday, May OS, 2017 12:16 PM
To: (b) (6) 1 (OLC}; Stewart, Scott (OLC}
Cc: Stewart, Scott (OLC}
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

I'll review now.

From: (b) (6) {OLC)


Sent: Friday, May 5, 2017 12:15 PM
To: Stewart, Scott {OLC} , (b) (6) Hart, Rosemary (OLC} , (b) (6)
Cc: Stewart, Scott (Ole) , (b) (6)
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

Looks good. I accepted all of your changes except for the most critical: putting two spaces after the colon
( Curtis has made clear that he only wants one space}.

From: Stewart, Scott (Ole)


Sent: Friday, May 05, 201712:12 PM
To: (Ole) •
1 (b) (6) Hart, Rosemary (Ole) • (b) (6)
Cc: Stewart, Scott (Ole) • (b) (6)
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

Thanks. Here are some suggested edits.

From: (b) (6) {OLC)


Sent: Friday, May 5, 201712:07 PM
To: Stewart, Scott {OLC} • (b) (6) Hart, Rosemary {OLC} , (b)(6)
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

Rosemary suggested bulking up the F&L a little bit. See attached.

(b) (6) (OLC)

Document ID: 0.7.14615.7680


Document ID: 0.7.146 15.7680
Document ID: 0.7.14615.7680
Document ID: 0.7.14615.7680
Document ID: 0.7.14615.7680
Hart, Rosemary (OLC)

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}


Sent: Friday, May OS, 2017 12:18 PM
To: (b) (6) 1 (OLC}; Stewart, Scott (OLC}
Cc: Stewart, Scott (OLC}
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO
Attachments: Fl - Election Commission2 + sgs + II + rh .docx

One nit - changed "Federal" to "federal." Otherwise, looks great!

From: (b) (6) {OLC)

Document ID: 0.7.14615.7231


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(b) (6) (OLC)


From: I

Sent: Friday, May OS, 2017 4:50 PM


To: Hart, Rosemary (Ole}
Cc: Stewart, Scott (OLC)
Subject: RE: (b) (5)

Looking now.

From: Hart, Rosemary {OLC)


Sent: Friday, May 05, 2017 4:49 PM
To: 1 (OLC) • (b)(6)
Cc: Stewart, Scott (Ole) • (b) (6)
Subject: FW: (b)(5)

•= Could you please take a look?


Thanks,
Rosemary

Document ID: 0.7.14615.7685


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(b) (6) (OLC)


From: I

Sent: Friday, May OS, 2017 4:51 PM


To: Hart, Rosemary (Ole}
Cc: Stewart, Scott (OLC)
Subject: RE: (b) (5)

Already done it. But thanks for flagging!

From: Hart, Rosemary {OLC)


Sent: Friday, May 05, 2017 4:51 PM
To: 1 (OLC) • (b)(6)
Cc: Stewart, Scott (Ole) • (b) (6)
Subject: RE: (b) (5)

I see t hat (b) (5) so we will need to adjust the F&L

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC)


Sent: Frida , Ma 5, 2017 4:49 PM

Document ID: 0 .7 .14615 .7102


Document ID: 0.7.146 15.7102
Hart, Rosemary (OLC)

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}


Sent: Friday, May OS, 2017 5:00 PM
To: lllllllllmmlll1(OLC}; Stewart, Scott (OLC}
Subject: RE: lllllllmllrmll

And tome.

From: (b) (6) (Ole)


Sent: Friday, May 5, 2017 4:59 PM
To: Stewart, Scott {OLC) • (b) (6) Hart, Rosemary {OLC) • (b )(6)
Subject: RE: IIIIIIIDJSIIII

It looks good to me.

From: Stewart, Scott (OLC)


Sent: Friday, May OS, 2017 4:57 PM
To: Hart, Rosemary (OLC) • (b)(6) (b)(6) (OLC) , (b)(6)
Cc: Stewart, Scott (OLC) • (b) (6)
Subject: RE:IIIIIIIDJSIIII

Here ' s a redline showing change s from our last passback.

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC)

Document ID: 0.7.14615.7342


Document ID: 0.7.146 15.7342
duplicate

Document ID: 0.7.14615.7342


Stewart, Scott (OLC)

From: Stewart, Scott (Ole}


Sent: Friday, May OS, 2017 5:06 PM
To: (b) (6) (Ole); Hart, Rosemary (Ole)
Subject: RE: (b) (5)

I think that we should wait for at least the next passback before sending to him, particularly given the time.
Thanks!

From: (b) (6 ) (Ole)


Sent: Friday, May 5, 2017 5:05 PM
To: Stewart, Scott (Ole} • (b) (6) Hart, Rosemary {Ole} • (b)(6)
Subject: RE: (b) (5)

Yes. Looks good to me. I assume I should wait for the final, final version to run the F&l paperwork to Curtis?

From: Stewart, Scott (OLC)


Sent: Friday, May 05, 2017 5:04 PM
To: Hart, Rosemary (OLC) • (b)(6) (b) (6 ) (OLC) • (b) (6 )
Cc: Stewart, Scott (OLC) • (b) (6 )
Subject: RE: (b) (5)

Great-proposed passback attached . • • look good to you?

From: Hart, Rosemary (OlC)


Sent Friday, May 5, 2017 5:02 PM
To: Stewart, Scott (Ole) • (b) (6) (b) (6) I (Ole) • (b )(6 )
Subject: RE: llllllliJmllll

Looks good. A response to your question.

From: Stewart, Scott (OLC)


Sent: Friday, May 5, 2017 5:00 PM
To:~ 1(OLC) • (b) (6) Hart, Rosemary (OLC) • (b) (6)
Cc: Stewart, Scott (OLC) • (b) (6 )
Subject: RE: (b) (5)

I marked a few edits in the attached.

From: (b) (6 ) (OlC)


Sent: Friday, May 5, 2017 4:59 PM

duplicate
Document ID: 0.7.14615.7677
Document ID: 0.7.146 15.7677
Document ID: 0.7.14615.7677
Stewart, Scott (OLC)

From: Stewart, Scott (OLC}


Sent: Monday, May 08, 2017 2:16 PM
To: Gannon, Curtis E. (O LC)
Cc: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}; (b) (6) (OLC); Stewart, Scott (OLC}
Subject: FW: Election Integrity EO
Attachments: 2017electionintegrity.eo v2.docx; FL - Election Commission4.docx

Curtis - attached is a proposed final EO on election integrity, along with F&L (b) (5) • There
is apparently no signing date on this, but it may be signed this week. (b) (5)
. Thank you.

Document ID: 0.7.14615.7682


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From: llllllll:>Dmlll (OLC)


Sent: Monday, May 08, 2017 2:30 PM
To: Stewart, Scott {OLC}
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

Thanks. I must have had a version control problem.

From: Stewart, Scott (Ol e)


Sent: Monday, May 08, 2017 2:16 PM
To:lllllllfDmmlll1(0 le} • (b)(6) Hart, Rosemary (Ol e) • (b)(6)
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

Thanks. I updated (b) (5) , and sent to


Curtis.

From:lllllllfDmmlll {OLC)
Sent: Monday, May 8, 2017 2:11 PM
To: Hart, Rosemary (Ole) • (b) (6) Stewart, Scott (OLC} , (b)(6)
Subject: FW: Election Integrity EO

See attached.

From: Stewart, Scott (Ole)


Sent; Monday, May 08, 2017 2:09 PM
To: Hart, Rosemary (Ol e) • (b) (6)
Cc:lllllllfDmmlll1(OLC) • (b)(6)
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

Looks good to me. - • could you please send me the latest F&L paperwork? I'll send that and the EO to
Curtis.

• (b)(6)
• (b)(6)

Thanks.

• (b) (6)
• (b) (6)

Document ID: 0.7.14615.12733


I'll look a little later this afternoon.

On~lay 8, 2017, at 12:11 P~. Hart,Rosemary (OLC) ~ -.,,vrote:

Looks good to me, too.

From:~ { OLC}
Sent : Monday, May 8, 201712:03 PM
To: Stewart, Scott {OLC} • (b ) (6 ) Hart, Rosemary (OLC}
• (b )(6 )
Subject: FW: Election Integrity EO

Compari son doc attached . All looks good.

Document ID: 0.7.14615.12733


Document ID: 0.7.14615.12733
Document ID: 0.7.14615.12733
Stewart, Scott (OLC)

From: Stewart, Scott (OLC}


Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 1:36 PM
To: Stewart, Scott {OLC}
Subject: FW: Election Integrity EO

Document ID: 0.7.14615.12829


Document ID: 0.7.146 15.12829
Document ID: 0.7.14615.12829
Hart, Rosemary (OLC)

From: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}


Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 20171:40 PM
To: Gannon, Curtis E. (OLC); Stewart, Scott {O LC)
Cc: (b) (6) (OLC}
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO
Attachments: OLC Rules of Form and Style memo 2013 - FINAL.pdf

For numbers, we use Bluebook.

Attached is our latest style guide, which is on the OLC "G" drive.

From: Gannon, Curtis E. {OLC)


Sent: Tuesday, May 9, 20171:35 PM
To: Stewart, Scott (OLC) , (b)(6 )
Cc: Hart, Rosemary {OLC) • (b ) (6 ) (b) (6 ) {OLC) , (b) (6 )
Subject: RE: Election Integrity EO

I changed the date on the letter, removed a colon, and added m,m· I've printed and signed .
P.S . What is OLC style on spelling out numbers (such as 'fifteen")?

From: Gannon, Curtis E. (OLC)


Sent: Tuesday, May 9, 20171:25 PM
To: Stewart, Scott (OLC) , (b) (6 )
Cc: Hart, Rosemary {OLC) (b) (6) >·I (b) (6 ) {OLC) , (b ) (6) >
Subject: RE: Electi on Integrity EO

From: Stewart, Scott (OLC)


Sent: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 9:22 AM
To: Gannon, Curtis E. {OLC)
Cc: Hart, Rosemary {OLC) {OLC) , (b ) (6 ) >·
Stewart, Scott (OLC) • (b) (6) >
'
Subject: FW: Election Integrity EO

Curtis- Election Integrity is up for a Thursday signing. My last e-mai l- with the final EO and F&l - is
attached.

duplicate
Document ID: 0.7.14615.7279
Document ID: 0.7.146 15.7279
Document ID: 0.7.146 15.7279
duplicate

Document ID: 0.7.14615.7279


U.S. Department of Justice

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October 23, 2013

MEMORANDUM TO THE OFFICE

Re: Rules of Form and Style

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State and Local Deputation of Federal
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codified at

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As indicated above, see supra

notes 11-12 and accompanying text, . . . .

As we discuss in more detail below, see infra Part III.C, . . . .

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Style (“Strunk & White”). The following are some unique OLC style conventions that amplify,

modify, or supplant these authorities:

2.1 “Attorney-Adviser,” not “Attorney-Advisor” or “Attorney Adviser.”

2.2 Form the possessive singular of singular nouns that end in “s” by adding “’s”:

“Justice Thomas’s dissent.”

“Texas’s flag.”

“Congress’s confusion.”

2.3 Avoid constructions that require the possessive form of “United States”:

“United States Constitution.”

“Constitution of the United States.”

Not “United States’ Constitution.”

Not “United States’s Constitution.”

2.4 Capitalize “Executive Branch” in all its usages, “Legislative Branch” when referring to

Congress, and “Judicial Branch” when referring to the federal courts.

Capitalize the “Executive” when used as a noun to refer to the President or an agent of

the President. Similarly, capitalize the “Legislature” or the “Judiciary” when referring

specifically to Congress or the federal courts.

Capitalize “Congress” but not “congressional,” “President” but not “presidential.”

Capitalize “State” when used as a proper noun to refer to one of the United States but not

when used as an adjective (“state government”) or a generality (“a state,” “various

states”).

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2.5 Both The Chicago Manual of Style
(rules 7.82-7.90) and Strunk & White (ch. III) address

the use of hyphens. Our general disposition is to limit their use. In particular, we do not

hyphenate the phrase “separation of powers” when used as an adjective, e.g., “separation

of powers principles.”

2.6 When using dashes to amplify, explain, or indicate a sudden break, use em dashes (with

no space before or after the dash), not en dashes.

This sentence employs an em dash the most versatile of all dashes correctly.

This sentence employs an en dash a most inappropriate dash incorrectly.

The Chicago Manual of Style (rules 6.80-6.96) provides additional detail on hyphens and

dashes in general and on em and en dashes in particular.

2.7 Within a quotation, put one space after the ellipsis, including when it replaces the end of

a sentence or an entire sentence. Put one space before the ellipsis to indicate that the

sentence just quoted is incomplete. Replace a single word that you are omitting with an

ellipsis, not brackets (“[]”).

For example, if the original text is as follows:

Melissa just finished reading a book of short stories. She greatly enjoyed it and

immediately went to the library to find something similar. Tomorrow, she will

begin reading another book.

Then the following quotations would all be appropriate:

Melissa just finished reading a book of short stories. She greatly enjoyed it

and . . . went to the library to find something similar.

Melissa just finished reading a book of short stories. . . . Tomorrow, she will

begin reading another book.

Melissa just finished reading a book . . . . She greatly enjoyed it and

immediately went to the library to find something similar.

Melissa, it has been established beyond cavil, “greatly enjoyed [the book].”

2.8 Put hard spaces in front of the periods in ellipses (“◦.◦.◦.” or “◦.◦.◦.◦.”), so that a new line

does not begin with an ellipsis:

2.9 It is unnecessary to insert an ellipsis at the end of an incomplete sentence fragment (note

the absence of a period in the parenthetical quotation):

The Board found that Smith “was aware of the politically motivated

recommendations.” Special Counsel v. Smith, 30 M.S.P.R. 344, 348 (1988).

Special Counsel v. Smith, 30 M.S.P.R. 344, 348 (1988) (concluding that “Smith

was aware of the politically motivated recommendations”).

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2.10 Avoid passive voice, unless it reflects genuine ambiguity, improves readability, or

provides helpful emphasis. See


Strunk & White ch. II.14.

2.11 Be restrained in the use of adverbs and adjectives, especially modifiers that invite the

reader to accept the proposition in text without scrutiny (“simply,” “clearly,” “obvious”).

If a modifier seems necessary to convey nuance, first hunt for a more precise or vivid

verb or noun. See Strunk & White chs. V.4 & V.8.

2.12 Do not italicize common Latin phrases or abbreviations in sentences of text (“e.g.,” “i.e.,”

“de facto,” “habeas corpus,” “bona fide”). “Among other things” is preferable to the

lawyer-ish phrase “inter alia,” but italicize “inter alia” when it used.

2.13 Avoid long string citations in text, especially in the middle of a sentence. If numerous

authorities support the point, pick the best two or three and use “e.g.” absent a special

reason to cover the waterfront. In parentheticals, a cursory explanation may suffice, such

as “same” or “similar.”

III.

The following are some style or citation forms that are preferred but not set in stone. You

will likely find conflicting examples in past OLC writings. The forms below reflect editorial

choices made during our most recent publications. Common sense may dictate variation:

3.1 In large opinions with many footnotes, make the first citation of a source in the text of the

document a full citation, even if it comes after a footnote with a full citation of the same

source. Alternatively, make a “supra” reference to the footnote in which the source was

first cited.

For example, if a citation appears initially in a footnote as:

9
Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States § 1485

(1833) (“Story”) (in military matters, “[u]nity of plan, promptitude, activity, and

decision, are indispensable to success; and these can scarcely exist, except when

a single magistrate is entrusted exclusively with the power”).

Then either of the following subsequent citations in text would be appropriate:

Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States § 1485

(1833) (“[t]he command and application of the public force . . . to maintain

peace, and to resist foreign invasion” are executive powers) (“Story”).

Story, supra note 9, § 1485 (“[t]he command and application of the public

force . . . to maintain peace, and to resist foreign invasion” are executive

powers).

3.2 Cite the unpublished opinions assembled during the Assistant Solicitor General,

Executive Adjudications Division, and early OLC eras (available as bound volumes in

our library) by combining the form for unpublished memoranda and letters with the form

for published opinions:

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(a) Volumes 1-14 (the Assistant Solicitor General era, 1933-48):

Memorandum for the Attorney General, from Golden W. Bell, Assistant

Solicitor General, Re: Vacancy in the

Office of Attorney General, 8 Unpub. Op.

A.S.G. 1538, 1540 (Dec. 5, 1938).

(b) Volumes 15-16 (spanning the Assistant Solicitor General, Office of Executive

Adjudication s, and Office of Legal Counsel eras, 1948-53):

Letter fo (b) (5)

).

3.3 There is no perfect way to cite the GPO editions of the Public Papers of the Presidents,

whose volume numbers usually (but not always) start over at “1” each year and which

sometimes combine multiple years into a single volume. Because the exact date of the

particular speech or paper being cited within the volume is often important, we have tried

in recent publications to include the full date in a parenthetical, which along with the

volume number should be enough information to permit the reader to find the correct

book:

(a) For years with a single volume:

Letter Accepting the Resignation of Oliver Wendell Holmes as an Associate

Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (Jan. 12, 1932), Pub. Papers
of Pres. Herbert Hoover 20, 20 (1932).

(b) For years with multiple volumes:

Statement on Signing the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and

Management Reauthorization Act of 2006 (Jan. 12, 2007), 1 Pub. Papers. of

Pres. George W. Bush 29, 29 (2007) (“The executive branch shall construe these

provisions in a manner consistent with the Appointments Clause.”).

(c) For a volume with multiple years:

Remarks at a Fundraising Brunch for Rich Williamson in Rosemont, Illinois

(Aug. 2, 1992), 2 Pub. Papers of Pres. George Bush 1291, 1292 (1992 93)

(“Remarks at a Fundraising Brunch”).

(d) For subsequent short citations:

Remarks at a Fundraising Brunch, 2 Pub. Papers of George Bush at 1292

(1992 93).

Note the mention of the year again in the subsequent short citation, without which the

reader will not know which volume 2 of the Bush 41 administration is being cited except

by going back to the original full citation.

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3.4 Cite the editor(s)/contributing
author(s) of a constantly-updated treatise as if they were

the original authors, and insert the name(s) of the original author(s) into the title of the

treatise if they are not otherwise credited:

18A Charles Alan Wright, Arthur R. Miller, & Edward H. Cooper, Federal

Practice and Procedure§ 4434 (2d ed. 2002).

3 Norman J. Singer, Sutherland on Statutes and Statutory Construction § 59.03

(5th ed. 1992).

John W. Strong et al., McCormick on Evidence: Hornbook Series § 32 (5th ed.

1999).

3.5 Other unique sources:

(a) Congressional Research Service reports:

“[E]very President has taken the position that [the WPR] is an unconstitutional

infringement by the Congress on the President’s authority as Commander-in-


Chief.” Richard F. Grimmet, Cong. Research Serv., IB81050, War Powers
Resolution: Presidential Compliance 2 (updated Sept. 10, 2002).

(b) GAO Redbook:

2 Government Accountability Office, Principles of Federal Appropriations Law


5-12 (3d ed. 2006) (“Federal Appropriations Law”).

3 Federal Appropriations Law at 3-13 (3d. ed. 2008).

(c) OGE advisory opinions (give a parallel citation to an online source):

Office of Government Ethics, Compensation Arrangements for Former Federal

Government Employees and 18 U.S.C. § 203, Informal Advisory Letter 93x31,

1993 WL 721251 (Oct. 26, 1993).

Office of Government Ethics, Compensation Arrangements for Former Federal

Government Employees and 18 U.S.C. § 203, Informal Advisory Op. 93x31

(Oct. 26, 1993), available at http://www.oge.gov/OGE-Advisories/Legal-


Advisories/Legal-Advisories/ (last visited Aug. 4, 2012).

(d) Revised Statutes: There were two editions the first in 1875; the second, making

technical corrections and incorporating subsequent amendments, in 1878. What is

confusing is that both were published in volume 18, parts 1 and 2 of the Statutes

at Large. The second edition was simply published as a replacement for volume

18. The OLC library has the replacement volume 18 in its collection of the

Statutes at Large; HeinOnline has the original volume 18.

To avoid any confusion as to whether you are citing the original or the

replacement volume 18, it is advisable to specify which edition of the Revised

Statutes you are citing and to indicate in a parenthetical if you are citing the

replacement volume 18:

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Rev. Stat. § 1044 (1st ed. 1875), 18 Stat. pt. 1, at 193 (“No person shall be

prosecuted, tried, or punished for any offense not capital, except as provided in

section one thousand and forty-six, unless the indictment is found or the

information is instituted within two years next after such offense is

committed.”).

Rev. Stat. § 1044 (2d ed. 1878), 18 Stat. pt. 1, at 193 (repl. vol.) (“No person

shall be prosecuted, tried, or punished for any offense, not capital, except as

provided in section one thousand and forty-six, unless the indictment is found,

or the information is instituted within three years next after such offense shall

have been committed. But this act shall not have effect to authorize the

prosecution, trial or punishment for any offense, barred by the provisions of

existing laws.”).

IV.

The following are formatting conventions, not addressed in


The Bluebook, that apply to

most written work product, such as opinions or letters, that this Office produces. Book

publications follow a different set of rules.

4.1 Opinions and most other OLC documents are single-spaced, using 12-point font for the

text and 10-point font for footnotes.

4.2 Footnote numbers in the text and in the footnote should be in 10-point font. In footnotes,

indent the footnote number one-half inch, the same indent required for paragraphs in the

text. Insert two spaces between the footnote number and the text of the footnote.

4.3 Left-justify documents so that the text has a ragged right edge.

4.4 Use 12-point spacing between paragraphs in text and 6-point spacing between paragraphs

in footnotes and between footnotes.

4.5 Use a hard space between section signs and section numbers, paragraph signs and

paragraph numbers, and months and dates, so that they stay on the same line.

4.6 Use one-inch margins at the top, bottom, left, and right of the page (except for the first

page of documents with the OLC letterhead, see infra rule 4.7). We rarely use headers

and footers, but set the footer position to one-half inch so that the page number appears

one-half inch from the bottom of the page. The page number should be in 12-point font

and should not appear on the first page.

4.7 The letterhead at the top of this memorandum is the preferred form for most official OLC

documents: (a) the embedded image of the DOJ seal is one inch in diameter and is flush

to the left and top margins (do not use earlier versions with a smaller seal); (b) the

identifications of the author’s office and the office location are in 9-point font, one-half

line (6 points) below the horizontal bar; and (c) the body of the document begins two

lines (24 points) below the date.

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4.8
The signature lines (author and office) at the end of an opinion or memorandum should

be centered at a tab point 4⅛ inches from the left margin. If the author will not be

signing the document by hand above the signature line, insert two blank lines (24 points)

between the end of the text and the signature. If the author will be signing the document

by hand, insert four blank lines (48 points).

4.9 For formal opinions, our usual practice is to put section headings in boldface type, with a

period after the number or letter, and no explanatory language in the headings. The

subdivisions proceed from Roman numerals (I, II, III) to capital letters (A, B, C) to

Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3) to lower-case letters (a, b, c).

There are times, however, when explanatory headings can be useful, especially in

opinions that are long and subdivided down to the level of Arabic numerals or lower-case

letters. See, e.g., the Dellinger Memo; Legality of the Use of Military Commissions to

Try Terrorists, 25 Op. O.L.C. 240 (2001).

V.

Please let me know if you have questions about any of the rules set forth above. As

always, we are open to suggestions for changes or additions to the rules of form and style.

Virginia A. Seitz

Assistant Attorney General

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From:
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 20171:51 PM
To: Mitchell, Dyone (Ole)
Subject: Perceptive data for Election EO
Attachments: FL_ 20170509_ Proposed Executive Order Entitled, Establishment of Presidential
Advisory Commission on Election lntegrity.docx.accdb; Fl_20170509_Proposed
Executive Order Entitled, Establishment of Presidential Advisory Commission on
Election lntegrity.docx.docx

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1Legal Advice LA "Letter";"Memorand

2Form and Legality FL "Email";"Published

3Bill Comment BC "Email"

4Bill No-Comment NC

5Miscellaneous MS

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1Legal Advice Letter

2Legal Advice Memorandum

3Legal Advice Email

4Legal Advice Published Opinion

5Form and Legality Letter

6Form and Legality Memorandum

7Form and Legality Published Opinion

8Bill Comment Email

9Bill No-Comment Email

10Miscellaneous Letter

11Miscellaneous Memorandum

12Miscellaneous Email

13Miscellaneous Miscellaneous

14Miscellaneous Published Opinion

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1 FL_20170509_PropProposed ExecutiveCurtis Gannon 5/9/2017 12:00 AM

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Form and Legality Memorandum

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.docx FL FL_20170509_Proposed

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U.S. Department of Justice

Office of Legal C ounsel

Office of the Assistant Attorney General Washington, D .C. 20530

May 9, 2017

MEMORANDUM

Re: Proposed Executive Order Entitled,

“Establishment ofPresidential Advisory

Commission on Election Integrity”

The attached proposed Executive O rder was prepared by the Office of the Vice President

and submitted to this Office for review with respect to form and legality.

The proposed Order would establish the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election

Integrity, chaired by the Vice President and including up to fifteen additional members. The

Commission would submit to the President a report that identifies (1) laws, rules, policies,

activities, strategies, and practices that either enhance or undermine the American people’s

confidence in the voting processes used in federal elections; and (2) vulnerabilities in voting

systems and practices used for federal elections.

The proposed Executive Order is approved with respect to form and legality.

Curtis E. Gannon

Acting Assistant Attorney General

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U.S. Department of Justice

Office of Legal C ounsel

Office of the Assistant Attorney General Washington, D .C. 20530

May 9, 2017

The President,

The White House.

My dear Mr. President:

I am herewith transmitting a proposed Executive Order entitled, “Establishment of

Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.” This proposed Executive O rder was

prepared by the Office of the Vice President and submitted to this Office for review with respect

to form and legality.

The proposed Executive Order is approved with respect to form and legality.

Respectfully,

Curtis E. Gannon

Acting Assistant Attorney General

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U.S. Department of Justice

Office of Legal Counsel

Office of the Assistant Attorney General Washington, D.C. 20530

May 9, 2017

MEMORANDUM

Re: Proposed Executive Order Entitled,


"Establishment ofPresidential Advisory
Commission on Election Integrity"

The attached proposed Executive Order was prepared by the Office of the Vice President
and submitted to this Office for review with respect to form and legality.

The proposed Order would establish the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election
Integrity, chaired by the Vice President and including up to fifteen additional members. The
Commission would submit to the President a report that identifies (1) laws, rules, policies,
activities, strategies, and practices that either enhance or undermine the American people's
confidence in the voting processes used in federal elections; and (2) vulnerabilities in voting
systems and practices used for federal elections.

The proposed Executive Order is approved with respect to form and legality.

Curtis E. Gannon
Acting Assistant Attorney General

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U.S. Department of Justice

Office of Legal Counsel

Office of the Assistant Attorney General Washington, D.C. 20530

May 9, 2017

The President,

The White House.

My dear Mr. President:

I am herewith transmitting a proposed Executive Order entitled, "Establishment of

Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity." This proposed Executive Order was

prepared by the Office of the Vice President and submitted to this Office for review with respect

to form and legality.

The proposed Executive Order is approved with respect to form and legality.

Respectfully,

Curtis E. Gannon
Acting Assistant Attorney General

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EXECUTIVE ORDER

ESTABLISHMENT OF PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORY COMMISSION


ON ELECTION INTEGRITY

By the authority vested in me as President by the

Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and

in order to promote fair and honest Federal elections, it is

hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Establishment. The Presidential Advisory

Commission on Election Integrity (Commission) is hereby

established.

Sec. 2. Membership. The Vice President shall chair the

Commission, which shall be composed of not more than

15 additional members. The President shall appoint the

additional members, who shall include individuals with knowledge

and experience in elections, election management, election fraud

detection, and voter integrity efforts, and any other

individuals with knowledge or experience that the President

determines to be of value to the Commission. The Vice President

may select a Vice Chair of the Commission from among the members

appointed by the President.

Sec. 3. Mission. The Commission shall, consistent with

applicable law, study the registration and voting processes used

in Federal elections. The Commission shall be solely advisory

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and shall submit a report to the President that identifies the

following:

(a) those laws, rules, policies, activities, strategies,

and practices that enhance the American people's confidence in

the integrity of the voting processes used in Federal elections;

(b) those laws, rules, policies, activities, strategies,

and practices that undermine the American people's confidence in

the integrity of the voting processes used in Federal elections;

and

(c) those vulnerabilities in voting systems and practices

used for Federal elections that could lead to improper voter

registrations and improper voting, including fraudulent voter

registrations and fraudulent voting.

Sec. 4. Definitions. For purposes of this order:

(a) The term "improper voter registration" means any

situation where an individual who does not possess the legal

right to vote in a jurisdiction is included as an eligible voter

on that jurisdiction's voter list, regardless of the state of

mind or intent of such individual.

(b) The term "improper voting" means the act of an

individual casting a non-provisional ballot in a jurisdiction in

which that individual is ineligible to vote, or the act of an

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individual casting a ballot in multiple jurisdictions,

regardless of the state of mind or intent of that individual.

(c) The term "fraudulent voter registration" means any

situation where an individual knowingly and intentionally takes

steps to add ineligible individuals to voter lists.

(d) The term "fraudulent voting" means the act of casting

a non-provisional ballot or multiple ballots with knowledge that

casting the ballot or ballots is illegal.

Sec . .5. Administration. The Commission shall hold public

meetings and engage with Federal, State, and local officials,

and election law experts, as necessary, to carry out its

mission. The Commission shall be informed by, and shall strive

to avoid duplicating, the efforts of existing government

entities. The Commission shall have staff to provide support

for its .functions.

Sec. 6. Termination. The Commission shall terminate

30 days after it submits its report to the President.

Sec. 7. General Provisions. (a) To the extent permitted

by law, and subject to the availability of appropriations, the

General Services Administration shall provide the Commission

with such administrative services, funds, facilities, staff,

equipment, and other support services as may be necessary to

carry out its mission on a reimbursable basis..

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(b) Relevant executive departments and agencies shall

endeavor to cooperate with the Commission.

(c) .Insofar as the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as

amended (5 U.S. C. App.) (the "Act"), may apply to the

Commission, any functions of the President under that Act,

except for those in section 6 of the Act, shall be performed by

the Administrator of General Services.

(d) Members of the Commission shall serve without any

additional compensation for their work on the Commission, but

shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of

subsistence, to the extent permitted by law for persons serving

intermittently in the Government service (5 U.S.C. 5701-5707).

(e) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or

otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to an executive

department or agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of

Management and Budget relating to budgetary,

administrative, or legislative proposals.

(f) This order shall be implemented consistent with

applicable law and subject to the availability of

appropriations.

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(g) This order is not intended to, and does not, create

any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at

law or in equity by any party against the United States, its

departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or

agents, or any other person.

THE WHITE HOUSE,

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Flynn, Caroline (OLC)

From: Flynn, Caroline (OLC)


Sent: Monday, May 15, 2017 12:18 PM
To: Hart, Rosemary (OLC}
Subject: RE: OLC paperwork for EO on Election Integrity

Hi Rosemary - very belated, but I wasn't sure why I was copied on this. Just letting you know in case
you meant to send it to someone else and they would still need it. Thanks, and see you tomorrow!

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Colborn, Paul P (OLC)

From: Colborn, Paul P (OLC)


Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2017 9:54 AM
To: Gannon, Curtis E. (O LC)
Subject: Voting Fraud Commission

FYI, I fo rgot to mention that (b) (5) . That's


good.

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Colborn, Paul P (OLC)

From: Colborn, Paul P (OLC)


Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2017 11:39 AM
To: Gannon, Curtis E. (OLC)
Subject: Election Integrity Commission

fyi

From: Colborn, Paul P (Ole)


Sent: Thursday, July 06, 201711:33 AM
To: 'GaryM Stern' • (b)(6 )
Subje ct: RE: Yesterday's call

I don't know if the letter went out and I don't have a copy.

From: GaryM Stern [mailto (b) (6)


Sent: Thursday, July 06, 201711:31 AM
To: Colborn, Paul P (OLC) • (b)(6 )
Subje ct: Re: Yesterday's call

Yes, we talked late in the day. Did the letter go out? If so, let me know if you have a copy?

GaryM. Stem
General Counsel
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, !vID 20740
(b) (6) (office)
301-837-0293 (fax)
(b ) (6 )

On Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 11:19 AJivl, Colborn, Paul P (OLC) • (b) (6 ) • ,vrote:

• ?

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McCoy, Deneen (OSG)

From: McCoy, Deneen (OSG)


Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 3: 30 PM
To: Gannon, Curtis E. (O LC); Koffsky, Daniel L (OLC)
Cc: Yancey, Valerie Hall (OSG); Collyer, Keith A. (OSG)
Subject: FW: House and Senate Questions for Response
Attachments: House OS Questions for the Record - OLC.DOCX; Combined QFRs for 6-13-17
DOJ Hearing_OLC.DOCX

Hi Curtis/Dan,

Attached and highlighted are several questions for responses need from OLC. Please forward your
responses back to me by 3 pm Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Thank you for your attention on this matter.

Sara De11ee11 J-fcCoy


Fillancial Jlanageme1tt Specialist
US. Department of Justice
Office oftlze Solicitor Ge11eral
Office of Legal Counsel
.lfain Builduzg - Room 6642
(b) (6) Office
1

(b) (6) Cell Phone


1

(202) 514-364 8 Fax


"Ifyou FAIL, never gn-e up because F.A.LL means "First Attempt In Learning".
End is not the end. In fact, E.N.D means "EFFORT ,',"EVER DIES".
/fJ 'OU get NO as an ans1i·ser, remember ~VO mea/ls "NEXT OPPORTl/l'IHTP'.
- unknonm

From: Williams, Melissa (JMD)


Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 2:23 PM
To: McCoy, Deneen (OSG) Yancey, Valerie Hall (OSG) • (b ) (6 )
Collyer, Keith A. (OSG) • (b ) (6 )
Cc: Fick, Kevin (JMO) • (b) (6 )
Subject: House and Senate Questions for Response

Document ID: 0.7.14615.6173


We received several questions for response for OLC. They are highlighted in the attached documents. The
responses need to be recorded in MAX here: https://collect.max.gov/x/zFhKQb. The deadline for responses
is next Wednesday, July 19th by COB.

Thank you.

Melina Williams
BudgetAnalysl
u.s. Deparwnen.of Jusoce
Jusi:ice ManagemeN Divioon, Budgei Staff

Ob- -•
950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 2724

Cel " I

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Document ID: 0.7.14615.6173-000003
Colborn, Paul P (OLC)

From: Colborn, Paul P (OLC)


Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 3:30 PM
To: Haas, Alex (CIV}
Cc: Shumate, Brett A. (CIV)
Subject: RE: letter from members of congress re Election Integrity Commission

Thanks much, Alex.

From : Haas, Alex (CIV)


Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 3:28 PM
To: Colborn, Paul P (Ole) ~
Cc: Shumate, Brett A. (CIV} • (b) (6 ) >
Subject: FW: letter from members of congress re Election Integrity Commission

Paul,

Tus letter was not directed to DOJ~but I wanted to make you a\,-are gi1:en your experience and the
issues cur.rent in play inYoh:ing minority requests foi: information.

Best,

.Alex

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