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25.Oct, 2016 Comments Off on Poll: 72% of Americans Very Concerned About Security of Elections

Poll: 72% of Americans Very Concerned About Security of Elections

Roll Call reports on an alarming number for both sides of the partisan aisle on the concern over the security of elections.   More than two out of every three U.S. citizens in a recent poll say they are very or somewhat concerned about the security of the nation’s electoral…

19.Oct, 2016 Comments Off on With early voting ongoing, ACLU sues to re-open voter registration

With early voting ongoing, ACLU sues to re-open voter registration

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the ACLU has sued to re-open voter registration despite the fact that early voting has started with long lines already forming as voters seek to get to their vote counted even though there are three weeks of early voting in Georgia.

19.Oct, 2016 Comments Off on Appeals Court denies request for additional early voting in North Carolina

Appeals Court denies request for additional early voting in North Carolina

ABC News reports that a federal appeals court rejects the request for five North Carolina counties.  Read more at the link.

19.Oct, 2016 Comments Off on Are Democrats Seeking to End Verification of Florida Voters?

Are Democrats Seeking to End Verification of Florida Voters?

Democrats have filed another lawsuit. Read the emergency motion and memorandum. While the push is definitely on by Florida counties to finish the last minute registration applications and HAVA verifications, the Democrats seek to rely solely on the voter bringing in appropriate photo ID for voters that are not verified under federal law.  Federal law requires…

10.Oct, 2016 Comments Off on Democrats Seek More Early Voting Days in Five Dem-Leaning Counties

Democrats Seek More Early Voting Days in Five Dem-Leaning Counties

The News and Observer reports that Democrats have filed a lawsuit seeking more days or additional early voting sites in five Democrat-leaning counties.  Early voting starts in 10 days.

10.Oct, 2016 Comments Off on Florida Dems Sue To Extend Voter Registration Deadline With No Actual Impacted Voters

Florida Dems Sue To Extend Voter Registration Deadline With No Actual Impacted Voters

Florida Democrats have now sued the State of Florida for not unilaterally pushing the voter registration deadline despite the Florida Election Code giving the Governor no authority to take such an action. But the case is even weaker.  Get this, the Democrats failed to point to even one voter that is actually impacted to a…

10.Oct, 2016 Comments Off on “Rick Scott Right to Refuse Extending Voter Registration Deadline”

“Rick Scott Right to Refuse Extending Voter Registration Deadline”

The Hill carries an opinion piece by Professor Michael Morley laying out the reasons why Governor Rick Scott of Florida was correct in deciding that he had no authority or real cause to extend the voter registration deadline.  He states that in the Elections Emergency Act, the Florida Legislature gave the Governor “the authority to…

10.Oct, 2016 Comments Off on Florida Deadline Is Two Full Days Away, Yet Democrats Still Sue

Florida Deadline Is Two Full Days Away, Yet Democrats Still Sue

Yes, Hurricane Matthew swiped different parts of Florida. Yet even prior to the weekend, the Democrats had already sued Florida to extend the voter registration deadline, even though the deadline is not until this Tuesday end of business. In the meantime, Florida residents are going back to their business, including attending college football games in sold out stadiums in Miami. …

7.Oct, 2016 Comments Off on Outgoing Montana Secretary of State calls for Automatic, Mandatory Voter Registration

Outgoing Montana Secretary of State calls for Automatic, Mandatory Voter Registration

According to the Washington Times, Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch is proposing automatic, mandatory voter registration even though her term is ending and she is term-limited out of running for the office again.  The Lawyers Democracy Fund (LDF) is bringing this issue to the attention of legislators across the country as bad…

7.Oct, 2016 Comments Off on Wisconsin Gov. Walker: “DMV Workers Must Administer Voter ID law in Uniform Way”

Wisconsin Gov. Walker: “DMV Workers Must Administer Voter ID law in Uniform Way”

The Associated Press reports: Gov. Scott Walker says the state Department of Justice found problems with how Wisconsin’s voter ID law was being administered during spot checks at Division of Motor Vehicle driver’s license stations. Walker said Friday that the DOJ “had concerns” with what they found, but that the…