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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…

3.Oct, 2019 Comments Off on Wisconsin Special Election Highlights Disregard for Rule of Law

Wisconsin Special Election Highlights Disregard for Rule of Law

When Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI) resigned from the U.S House of Representatives on September 23rd, 2019, Governor Tony Evers set a date for a special election on January 27th, 2020 to fill the recently vacant 7th Congressional seat. Two Republican candidates have declared, which will trigger a primary, set by…

28.Jun, 2019 Comments Off on House Passes Partisan Election Security Bill Stripping States of Autonomy

House Passes Partisan Election Security Bill Stripping States of Autonomy

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2722, the Securing America’s Federal Elections (SAFE) Act, after a highly contentious display of partisanship in the Committee on House Administration, right as our Nation is faced with continuing threats to our elections. While all indicators point to this legislation having little…

13.Jun, 2019 Comments Off on Arizona’s Establishment of Electoral Integrity Unit Highlights Rare Bipartisan Consensus

Arizona’s Establishment of Electoral Integrity Unit Highlights Rare Bipartisan Consensus

In the wake of the 2018 Senate election in Arizona, politicians  grew concerned of the status quo of safeguards protecting voters, protecting ballots, and protecting the overall electoral process in the state. Over the course of the election and the post-mortem analysis, a number of inconsistencies in the process startled…

31.May, 2019 Comments Off on Supreme Court May Weigh in on Partisan Gerrymandering Fight

Supreme Court May Weigh in on Partisan Gerrymandering Fight

Last Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a temporary stay on the redrawing of legislative maps in Ohio and Michigan. Ohio’s lower court decision, by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, sought to redraw 16 Congressional districts prior to the 2020 election. The…

22.May, 2019 Comments Off on Congressional Hearing Highlights Importance of Federal-State Partnerships in Election Cybersecurity

Congressional Hearing Highlights Importance of Federal-State Partnerships in Election Cybersecurity

On Wednesday, the House Oversight and Reform Committee held a hearing, “Securing U.S. Election Infrastructure and Protecting Political Discourse”. While partisan chatter often dominates the discussion on securing our elections from cyberattacks, industry leaders and agency officials had the opportunity to present a fact-based review of the steps required to…