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17.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on In partisan move, Illinois Senate ignores necessary changes by Gov. Rauner to automatic voter registration

In partisan move, Illinois Senate ignores necessary changes by Gov. Rauner to automatic voter registration

The Daily Northwestern reports that the Illinois Senate voted 38-18 to override the veto of Governor Bruce Rauner to the automatic voter registration bill.  Governor Rauner called the legislation as originally drafted “injurious” to the Illinois election system. The veto had included slight changes to the bill to conform to federal law and ensure…

16.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on Ongoing SBI investigation into Durham NC election office handling of provisional ballots

Ongoing SBI investigation into Durham NC election office handling of provisional ballots

In North Carolina, the State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the mishandling of more than 1,000 provisional ballots during the March primary.  According to an interim report ballots were being counted twice and election officials presented the vote count as true when it was wrong.  The fraud investigation is in Durham the same…

14.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on North Carolina Tight Race for Governor: McCrory Campaign prepares for “extended contest”

North Carolina Tight Race for Governor: McCrory Campaign prepares for “extended contest”

The media is reporting that Pat McCrory, the incumbent Governor of North Carolina, is preparing for a recount and “extended contest” of irregularities in the counting of ballots in Durham County.  According to local media, a complaint for recount was filed to review 90,000 ballots in Durham County that had multiple issues on…

11.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on Governor Walker: Claim that Voter ID hurt election turnout is a “load of crap”

Governor Walker: Claim that Voter ID hurt election turnout is a “load of crap”

In the 2016 general election, Wisconsin Republicans appeared to gain additional advantage in the Wisconsin state legislature.  Executive Director Neal Albrecht of the Milwaukee Election Commission complained to the media that the Wisconsin Photo ID law impacted the city’s turnout. In response to that complaint, Governor Walker told Wisconsin radio listeners of Charlie Sykes that the claim…

9.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on Mail Ballot Fraud and Mishandling in Florida

Mail Ballot Fraud and Mishandling in Florida

While the election results in Florida yesterday did not end up being close, mail ballot fraud and the outright mishandling of mail ballots in Broward County could have damaged the integrity of the election in a meaningful way had the vote been closer, and they certainly shook voters’ confidence in…

9.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on Missouri Passes Constitutional Amendment to Allow Voter ID

Missouri Passes Constitutional Amendment to Allow Voter ID

With 63% voting in favor, voters in Missouri passed a constitutional amendment that will allow the state to enact a law requiring photo ID to vote.  The amendment gives state constitutional approval to a bill passed earlier this year to require a photo ID.  With the passage of the constitutional…

9.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on Maine Approves Ranked Choice Voting

Maine Approves Ranked Choice Voting

Voters in Maine narrowly passed Question 5, which will allow voters to rank their choice of candidates in future elections:   Maine residents have approved a ballot question that will allow voters to rank their choice of candidates. Under the election overhaul, ballots are counted at the state level in…

9.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on Alaska Passes Form of Mandatory Voter Registration

Alaska Passes Form of Mandatory Voter Registration

Yesterday, voters in Alaska approved a ballot measure 65% to 35% that will automatically register Alaskans to vote when they apply for Alaska Permanent Fund distributions:   Ballot measure 1 would increase the number of registered voters in the state by automatically registering Alaskans when they apply for their PFDs. ….

4.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on Ballot Selfies Now Allowed in Colorado

Ballot Selfies Now Allowed in Colorado

The U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado has enjoined the enforcement of Colorado’s ban on ballot selfies in Hill v. Williams and Harlos v. Morrisey, though the decision could certainly still be appealed on an emergency basis:   U.S. District Court Judge Christine M. Arguello enjoined the Denver District Attorney’s…

4.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on Voter Fraud Not as Rare as Lightning Strike

Voter Fraud Not as Rare as Lightning Strike

As it turns out, despite liberals’ claims, it is not more likely that a citizen will be struck by lightning than affected by voter fraud (emphasis added):   [President Obama] just doesn’t think there is such a thing as election fraud. As he informed the assembled Floridians, “You are much likelier to…