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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 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…

1.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on Florida Mail Ballots Stolen and Fraudently Voted by Impersonators

Florida Mail Ballots Stolen and Fraudently Voted by Impersonators

In Seminole County, Florida, five voters discovered that their mail ballots had been stolen and fraudulently voted by impersonators.  At least one couple inquired to the county office on the status of their ballots and then told that their ballots had already been cast in their name.  An investigation is underway, but this…

1.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on Will a President Trump make fighting voter fraud a priority in first 100 days?

Will a President Trump make fighting voter fraud a priority in first 100 days?

Tom Spencer, a senior fellow with the Lawyer’s Democracy Fund (LDF), lays out the case in Lifezette for voter fraud being a top priority in a new Trump Administration and arguing for a task force to be immediately convened to review the irregularities of the 2016 election.   Spencer lays…

31.Oct, 2016 Comments Off on Concerned Voters Ask Why No ID Required to Vote in Massachusetts

Concerned Voters Ask Why No ID Required to Vote in Massachusetts

Again demonstrating the public’s strong support for voter ID protections, early voters in Massachusetts were concerned about not being asked to provide identification prior to voting and the opportunity it provided for vote fraud.  State law only allows poll workers to ask for a voter’s name:   22News was working to…

25.Oct, 2016 Comments Off on Wisconsin Federal Judge approves expanded Photo ID educational program

Wisconsin Federal Judge approves expanded Photo ID educational program

Out of Wisconsin, NPR reports on the Wisconsin photo ID law.  Yesterday, a federal judge approved an expanded photo ID educational program, but there are a few additional issues in dispute that still need to be decided.  For example, the use of mobile DMV units to provide free IDs before the election…

19.Oct, 2016 Comments Off on New York Keeps Sending Ballots to Deceased Voter

New York Keeps Sending Ballots to Deceased Voter

The New York Post highlights a common problem that occurs when state and local election officials fail to identify and remove deceased voters from the voter rolls.  Absentee or mail ballots are sent year after year, election after election and the deceased person may remain on the rolls for decades. …

19.Oct, 2016 Comments Off on Election Assistance Commission Says Voting Process is Secure, Hacking Will Not Choose Next President

Election Assistance Commission Says Voting Process is Secure, Hacking Will Not Choose Next President

The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) published an op-ed piece in the Washington Post this morning, entitled “Don’t believe the hype. Foreign hackers will not choose the next president.” The key paragraph of the piece: Election officials work diligently to better secure the voting process. Because of their efforts, the process is…

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…

4.Oct, 2016 Comments Off on Democrats Challenge Key Integrity Provision of Florida Mail Ballot Law

Democrats Challenge Key Integrity Provision of Florida Mail Ballot Law

The Tampa Bay Times reports that the Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit against Florida on equal protection grounds to remove a key integrity check of Florida’s mail voting process. The signature review requires a comparison of the mail ballot signature and the registration signature on file by the Florida Supervisor…