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10.Mar, 2021 Comments Off on LDF-Backed Michigan Lawsuit Challenging Secretary of State’s Signature Matching Guidance Successful

LDF-Backed Michigan Lawsuit Challenging Secretary of State’s Signature Matching Guidance Successful

In a lawsuit supported by LDF, Judge Christopher Murray of the Michigan Court of Claims held that Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s last-minute signature matching guidance violated the Administrative Procedures Act (APA). While Michigan law clearly requires signatures on absentee ballot applications and return envelopes to sufficiently agree with those…

4.Mar, 2021 Comments Off on LDF Supports Changes to Arizona’s Election Procedures

LDF Supports Changes to Arizona’s Election Procedures

Lawyers Democracy Fund recently published a proposal of election administration changes that Arizona should enact to foster greater integrity in Arizona’s election administration procedures. The condensed version of these recommendations is listed below. Poll Observers Overview of Arizona’s Law Relating to Poll Observers Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) § 16-590, Arizona’s…

4.Mar, 2021 Comments Off on LDF Makes Strides on Twitter

LDF Makes Strides on Twitter

Lawyers Democracy Fund is active on Twitter to present a conservative, integrity-focused perspective on election issues to counter the prevailing liberal view. Among other things, LDF highlights important safeguards in election administration and how these safeguards bolster election integrity. LDF not only follows and comments on active election cases but also…

5.Nov, 2020 Comments Off on LDF Supports PA Lawsuit to Prevent Counties from Violating State Law

LDF Supports PA Lawsuit to Prevent Counties from Violating State Law

Lawyers Democracy Fund (LDF) regularly supports efforts to defend and uphold important state election laws that safeguard fairness and integrity in elections. LDF is doing just that in a recent lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania that seeks to enjoin Montgomery County from violating state law by using an ad hoc process…

27.Oct, 2020 Comments Off on Fracking the Vote in Pennsylvania

Fracking the Vote in Pennsylvania

By LDF Vice President Tom Spencer The strategy of what former VP Biden called his “enormous vote fraud” team in Pennsylvania has been to drastically loosen the security measures of absentee ballots.  Biden’s lawyers have litigated to: substantially extend the deadline for receipt of mail ballots, provide for “ballot harvesting”,…

5.Mar, 2020 Comments Off on Election Administration Problems on Super Tuesday

Election Administration Problems on Super Tuesday

When 14 states held their presidential primaries last Tuesday on so-called “Super Tuesday,” overall voting went smoothly. There were, however, a number of notable election administration problems that election officials can learn from as we look forward to likely high turnout during the general election this fall.  Electionline summarized the…

24.Feb, 2020 Comments Off on New Survey: Election Integrity Protections Do Not Keep People from Voting

New Survey: Election Integrity Protections Do Not Keep People from Voting

A study of 14,000 non-voters was released last week, and the reasons eligible voters gave for not voting were not surprising. The results undermined the narrative of “voter suppression” popular among liberals and the mainstream media and demonstrated that election integrity protections do not keep people home on Election Day. . ….

2.Dec, 2019 Comments Off on Recent Federal Lawsuit Seeks Certainty in NC Elections

Recent Federal Lawsuit Seeks Certainty in NC Elections

In late October, Fair Lines America Foundation announced their support of a recent federal lawsuit related to the ongoing crisis in the North Carolina redistricting saga. Fair Lines America Foundation sent an email release with the following:   “Fair Lines America Foundation is supporting several North Carolina plaintiffs in a…

17.Oct, 2019 Comments Off on SHIELD Act Would Harm Free Speech, Not Limit Foreign Influence

SHIELD Act Would Harm Free Speech, Not Limit Foreign Influence

Yesterday, the House Administration Committee held a markup of H.R. 4617, the “SHIELD Act”, which serves in part as the House counterpart to the Senate’s “Honest Ads Act”. While the House Administration Committee has made election security reforms one of their top priorities this Congress, the majority continues to introduce…

11.Oct, 2019 Comments Off on Elections Expert Cites Vote Harvesting as Major Threat to Election Integrity

Elections Expert Cites Vote Harvesting as Major Threat to Election Integrity

A recent study published by Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation cites vote harvesting as one of the preeminent threats to the integrity of U.S. elections. Currently, 27 states plus the District of Columbia allow third parties, including politically motivated interest groups and consultants, to collect absentee ballots from…