Electronic Voting, Voter Fraud, and Other Election Day Issues

People who can't figure out how to mark a paper ballot (or use a punch card ballot) really shouldn't be voting.  How hard could it be?  Even if English isn't your native language, it shouldn't be a great challenge to recognize your favorite candidate's name (or the party name) on a ballot.
This material came from akdart.com

As we've seen in places like Louisiana and Chicago and Florida, when there's a close contest and the Democrat is losing, it is likely someone will "find" a bunch of "lost" ballots in a warehouse somewhere that are just what the losing candidate needs to pull into the lead.  If you think such shenanigans are a problem now, just wait until the ballots don't even exist, and all it takes is the manipulation of a few bytes in a computer to change the outcome of an election.  Who will be able to say with any certainty that a fair election took place?  Unfortunately, when that day comes, I predict that it will result in widespread voter apathy rather than a revolt.  And if there is a massive public outcry, it could be that the "solution" will be a National ID Card.
...or a barcode on your forehead.

Please note that some of the material on this page relates to voting problems in general, not just to electronic voting, but these are problems which will not be solved (as some claim) by switching over to electronic ballots.

Rebecca Mercuri wrote her PhD thesis on the subject of electronic voting, and it is well worth reading."  She says,

"I am adamantly opposed to the use of fully electronic or Internet-based systems for use in anonymous balloting and vote tabulation applications.  The reasons for my opposition are manyfold, and are expressed in my writings as well as those of other well-respected computer security experts.  At the present time, it is my strong recommendation that all election officials REFRAIN from procuring ANY system that does not provide an indisputable paper ballot."

Regarding Rebecca Mercuri's web site, the experts at Counterpane say, "This is the Web site on electronic voting."

Subsections on this page:

Voter fraud
Ineligible voters
Allowing convicted felons to vote
Ohio
The Voting Rights Act of 1965
What's up in Boulder, Colorado?

Subsections on nearby pages:

Voter ID Laws
ACORN
Coleman vs Franken
Mysteriously Appearing / Disappearing Ballots
Not everyone should vote
Tampering with the Electoral College
Bad ideas
Miscellaneous issues




Voting fraud, potential fraud, and actions that encourage or discourage fraud:


Overview / recap articles:

Five Truths About Elections.  [#2] Elections are the fulcrum on which our unique system of government balances, therefore our elections are crucial.  They are also under attack.  Whereas the Russians don't seem to have been very effective, if, in fact, they were tinkering with our presidential choices, forces inside America are working hard to make elections pointless.  The integrity of the voting process itself must be protected.  We learned that in the hanging-chad election.  Without assurance that our votes are not being canceled out by infected voting machines, or dead, illegal, or felonious voters, we lose our ability to choose our future.  Without the enforcement of election laws, we make a mockery of the whole system.

Voter fraud exists — Even though many in the media claim it doesn't.  For example, to improve the accuracy of Georgia's records, state legislators last year required that information on a voter registration application match a "driver's license, state ID card or Social Security record." Inconsistencies can cause a voter's registration to be flagged as "pending" while the discrepancy is investigated.  Brian Kemp, the GOP candidate for governor and current secretary of state in Georgia, is being accused of "voter suppression" because of this law.  But a "pending" status does not prevent anyone from voting as long as he or she has a government ID that substantially matches the registration application.  In any event, every voter can cast a provisional ballot that will be counted once the registration information is verified.  As the secretary of state told radio host Erick Erickson, there are 75,000 pending voters among a record total of 7 million registered in the state.  Of these, 9,224 are minors under 18; 2,935 used a fake address; 3,393 are not citizens, and 5,842 were already registered.  Of the remaining applications, 75 percent submitted erroneous Social Security information.  Almost a quarter of those "sloppy forms" came from a registration effort by the New Georgia Project, a group founded in 2014 by Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee for governor.

Voter Fraud Is Not a Myth.  Democrats keep claiming that voter fraud is a myth.  But voter fraud has mattered in plenty of American elections.  Take Lyndon Johnson's election to the U.S. Senate in 1948, when LBJ won by manufacturing enough fake votes to turn a 20,000-vote deficit into an 87-vote win.  Others point to voter fraud in Illinois and Texas during the 1960 presidential election; indeed, we may never know whether Kennedy actually "won."  Chicago was infamous for counting the votes of dead people.  In 1982, U.S. Attorney Daniel Webb found that at least 100,000 fraudulent votes were cast.  In 1994, Democrats obtained control of the Pennsylvania state Senate through large-scale voter fraud using absentee ballots.  In 2008, illegal voting made a decisive difference in a U.S. Senate race, giving Al Franken a seat from Minnesota — one could argue that Franken's vote allowed Obamacare to get through the Senate.  Make no mistake:  Voter fraud is still a problem — even in the 2016 election cycle.  Take these cases discovered during just the last month and a half: [...]

What Leftists Stand For
  [#16]   They believe that illegals should be counted along with Americans when apportioning House seats.
  [#17]   They can't win elections, so they import immigrants and illegal aliens who will vote for them.
  [#18]   They want to give convicted child-molesters, murderers, rapists, and major drug-dealers the right to vote.
  [#19]   They work hard to keep the folks in the military from voting.
  [#20]   They support policies that increase people's dependence on government in order to get more votes, even though that subjects people to miserable lives.

The Clinton Record.  [Scroll down]  Look at the evidence and decide for yourself:
  •   A 2012 report by the Pew Center on the States found that 24 million voter registrations — one-eighth of all registrations nationwide — were either invalid or inaccurate, including more than 1.8 million dead people who were still registered.
  •   A 2014 study found that two years earlier, some 155,692 registered voters in North Carolina alone had first and last names, birth dates, and final-four Social Security Number digits that matched those of voters who were registered in other states.
  •   The same study also found that 35,570 people who had actually voted in North Carolina, had first names, last names, and birth dates that matched those of voters who had cast ballots in other states.
  •   In 2008, Democrat Al Franken won a highly controversial U.S. Senate race in Minnesota by just 312 votes.  It was later discovered that 1,099 felons — all legally ineligible to vote — had cast ballots in the election, almost exclusively for Franken.
  •   A 2006 study found that 77,000 dead people were listed on New York's statewide database of registered voters, and that as many as 2,600 of them had somehow managed to cast ballots from the grave.
  •   In Milwaukee in 2004, approximately 5,300 more ballots were cast, than voters who were recorded as having shown up at the polls.
  •   In 2008, election officials nationwide had to discard at least 400,000 bogus voter registrations submitted by ACORN, the now-defunct criminal operation masquerading as a "community organization."
  •   In 2011, a Colorado study found that of the nearly 12,000 non-citizens who were illegally registered to vote in that state, about 5,000 had taken part in the 2010 general election.
  •   In ten Colorado counties in 2012, voter registrations outnumbered the total voting-age population by between 4% and 40%.
The foregoing examples represent only the barest tip of a colossal election-fraud iceberg.


Timely news and commentary:

Clinton, Abrams, Democrats Don't Accept Outcome of Georgia Governor's Race.  Democrat Stacey Abrams ended her run for Georgia governor on Friday [11/16/2018], but she didn't give an ordinary concession speech, accusing her opponent of centering his campaign around voter suppression and calling the outcome an "erosion of our democracy."  Abrams lost by nearly 55,000 votes to Republican Brian Kemp, but in a speech The Weekly Standard described as "contemptible," Abrams made erroneous and misleading claims about the results to essentially deem the entire race a fraud.

Electoral Three-Card Monte:  How The Democrats Stole Orange County.  Rick Scott is United States Senator after an election, a machine recount, a manual recount, a partridge and a pear tree.  Brian Kemp is Georgia Governor after withstanding Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, and the challenges of running against a sore loser who also cannot count.  So Georgia and Florida remain red enough for now, given the porous southern border and the Democrats' brilliant decades-long strategy of importing millions of new voters who will vote for the candidates who promise them welfare, food stamps, free medical care, free education, and all things free.  It's hard for Illegals to kneel at "The Star Spangled Banner" when that anthem gets to the words about "The Land of the Free."

Brenda Snipes Resigns, But Broward County Needs A Clean Sweep.  The sun had set in Florida on Sunday evening, which is when Brenda Snipes thought it would be a perfect time to announce her resignation as Broward County Elections Supervisor and sneak out under cover of dark. [...] In absolutely typical Broward County fashion, no one seems to know what day she is actually leaving.

Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes Resigns, But How She Got The Job Goes Beyond Irony.  Broward is a Democratic bastion and one of the problem children when it comes to Florida elections; Palm Beach County, another liberal haven, is Broward's equally incompetent sibling.  Both counties had ballot-counting procedures that were not transparent and did not give regular updates on the outstanding ballot count. [...] Palm Beach had much more serious allegations of possible fraud, specifically when it came to replacement ballots.  In that instance, an election official can fill out a new ballot in case the machines cannot read one.  It's supposed to prevent disenfranchisement, but also carries a great risk of fraud.  Hence why there's a witness procedure in this process; Scott's lawsuit alleges that his campaign representatives were barred from overseeing this part of the ballot counting operation in Palm Beach.

Brenda Snipes submits her resignation as Broward elections supervisor.  Just hours after finishing a tumultuous election recount, Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes submitted her resignation, ending a 15-year tenure full of botched elections, legal disputes and blistering criticism.  "It is true.  She did send it," said Burnadette Norris-Weeks, an attorney who works as counsel to the Supervisor of Elections Office.  Evelyn Perez-Verdia, a former office spokeswoman who left several years ago, said Sunday evening [11/18/2018] she was told by people in the office that the letter was sent "to Tallahassee" earlier in the day.

Technicians Observe Voting Machine 'Sabotage'.  Last week, a team of technicians were flown in to "fix Palm Beach County's tallying machines."  However, the media basically blacked out the fact that one technician "witnessed an election worker jamming a paper clip into one of the vote-counting machines in order to slow it down."  "That, in turn, caused a short circuit." [...] Now, why was that very important information buried?  "Nearly 3,000 votes effectively disappeared during the machine recount of Florida's midterm races, according to election records," the New York Times reported.  Further down the 'report,' was the revelation that about 80,000 votes were miraculously found, "in part due to illegally altered mail-in ballots."

Democrat Losers:  Undignified and Dangerous.  The Friday [11/16/2018] non-concession speech [Stacey] Abrams inflicted on the citizens of Georgia was easily one of the most disgraceful political performances of the century thus far.  She grudgingly acknowledged that Brian Kemp will be the Peach State's next governor, but went on to accuse him — without evidence — of voter suppression during his tenure as secretary of state.  Even worse, her bitter diatribe included a promise to file additional lawsuits in order to "pursue accountability in Georgia's elections and integrity in the process of maintaining our voting rolls."  Abrams pledged to fight mythical "mismanagement of this election and to protect future elections from unconstitutional actions."  None of these charges have any basis in fact.  In reality, the worst "crime" she accused Kemp of committing — the removal of dormant registrations from the voter rolls — has already been ruled constitutional by the Supreme Court.  The real problem is no more complicated than the inability of Abrams to garner enough votes to win the election.  It was obvious that the Democrat's bid was a lost cause on Election Day.  Kemp's lead was, as Mark Steyn phrases it, "beyond the margin of lawyer." But Abrams was still in denial when asked by a Sunday morning talking head, "Is he the legitimate governor-elect of Georgia?" Her response was utterly irresponsible.

Oopsies — Brenda Snipes "Misplaces" 2,000 Ballots:  "They're Somewhere In The Building".  Well, amid the absolute [fiasco] that is Broward County elections, a mysterious set of 2,000 ballots going missing is probably the least of their issues.  However... How many people suspect those 2,000 ballots are only "missing" insofar as some, well, sketchy ballots may be direct evidence of election fraud?

Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes tries to find 2,040 missing ballots with deadline looming.  Broward County's ballot recount hit yet another snag Saturday with 2,040 ballots lost or misplaced.  The county's eternally beleaguered Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes said they either misplaced, misfiled or mixed in with another stack.  One thing she said she was sure of:  "The ballots are in this building."  "There would be nowhere else for them to be," Snipes said.  "The ballots are in the building.  The ballots are in the building."  With a noon Sunday [11/18/2018] deadline looming, the three-person Canvassing Board was nonplussed and uncertain what to do.

Democrats come out the big losers in Florida's election mess.  Despite desperate efforts by Democrats to overturn the decision of Florida's voters — and despite the state's deeply flawed, mismanaged and corrupt election system — it's now clear that Republican Ron DeSantis will be the state's next governor and Republican Gov. Rick Scott will be its next U.S. senator.  While a hand recount is still underway in Scott's race against incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, "Nelson was left with almost no chance of pulling off a comeback to retain his seat" because Scott was leading by more than 12,000 votes, the Washington Post reported.  And Florida's machine recount of votes showed DeSantis more than 33,000 votes ahead of Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum — a margin too large to mandate a hand recount.

Broward's Brenda Snipes Searches Her Office for Over 2,000 'Missing' Ballots.  Embattled Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes is personally overseeing the search within her headquarters here for purportedly missing ballots to account for the 2,040-vote discrepancy in the number of votes cast in her county during the Midterm Elections.  The discrepancy came in the difference of total votes registered from the initial machine count and the results from the machine recount numbers reported earlier today [11/17/2018].

Florida official Brenda Snipes: racism 'probably' a factor in attacks against me.  A top elections official in Florida who endured national humiliation after missing a midterms recount deadline by two minutes has told the Guardian that racism is "probably" a factor in the backlash against her.  Brenda Snipes, elections supervisor of Broward county, was condemned by Republicans and Democrats after failing to submit tallies in the US Senate race between Rick Scott and Bill Nelson on schedule.  On Friday [11/16/2018], with a hand count of votes under way, about two dozen protesters continued their vigil in a car park outside Snipes's headquarters.  Some claimed without evidence that she had missed the deadline deliberately because the results she oversaw boosted Scott's overall lead.

A Long Wait to Vote?  Odds Are, You Were in the A-to-M Line.  In the U.S., surnames are not evenly distributed, and in most places, it's not even close.  Nationally, the last names of 64% of registered voters begin with letters in the first half of the alphabet, according to a Journal analysis of voting data from L2, a nonpartisan voter file vendor.  That trend is echoed in nearly every county in the country, and in some cases, it's even more extreme.  In Louisiana's Avoyelles Parish, 74% of registered voters have names that begin with letters A to M.  In Rolette, N.D., 73% do.  And in Robeson County, N.C., it's 70%.  The disparities mean it's more likely that voters in the N-to-Z line will breeze through, while those in the A-to-M line get stuck.

Democrats Begin to Fold Their Tents.  The race for Governor of Georgia between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams wasn't particularly close.  Kemp won by 55,000 votes.  But since the election, Abrams has tried to position herself for a recount, or something, that might magically erase that impressive margin.  Today [11/16/2018] she gave up, sort of: [...]

1,100 Vote Fraud Cases Forgotten While Florida Counts Ballots.  First, there are more than 1,100 documented cases of vote fraud — including 1,019 criminal convictions — spanning 47 states.  Second, despite public protestations to the contrary, Democrats have already admitted vote fraud is a problem.  The 1,019 criminal convictions — real people who've committed real vote fraud and been convicted by real courts of law — are found in the Heritage Foundation's voter-fraud database.  There you can follow links to the actual names of perpetrators and the government documents relating to their cases.  By the way, every case in it that I analyzed involved Democrats.  In-the-know leftists are aware of this criminality and have admitted as much — in private.

Broward counts the wrong ballots as Florida races to finish manual recount ahead of Sunday deadline.  Fresh off its bungled machine recount, Broward County's second day of manual recounting temporarily stopped about an hour after it began Saturday when lawyers from both political parties pointed out that volunteers were counting the wrong ballots.  Hundreds of volunteers spent most of Friday sorting through 32,000 overvotes and undervotes in the Senate race between incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson and Republican Gov. Rick Scott.  Broward officials announced Friday night [11/16/2018] they had finished their manual recount.

Soros-Financed Groups Help Brenda Snipes Prevail over Rick Scott in Court Battle.  A coalition of organizations financed by billionaire activist George Soros successfully intervened in a lawsuit against Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes in a case involving ballots counted by Snipes' office after the official deadline had passed.  The judge in the case ultimately rejected an emergency motion for a temporary injunction filed by Gov. Rick Scott's legal team regarding ballots that were purportedly cast in time but were not included in the first count by Broward County before the deadline for those ballots to be counted.  Scott is facing a recount battle in his Senatorial race against Sen. Bill Nelson.

Democrat Stacey Abrams ends bid to be Georgia governor.  Democrat Stacey Abrams ended her bid to be Georgia governor late Friday [11/16/2018] in a speech which she said was not a 'concession' but an acknowledgment that she cannot win.

Obama Judges Can't Save Dem Losers.  Obama-appointed federal judges have brazenly rewritten election statutes to favor Democrats challenging the outcomes of races in Florida and Georgia.  In both states, however, the apparent losers haven't benefited from arbitrary changes these partisan jurists made in the laws by which election officials are legally bound.  Thursday, for example, an Obama appointee changed the rules governing how mail-in ballots with signature mismatches must be handled in Florida — just hours before the legally-mandated recount deadline.  In Georgia, two Obama appointees changed the rules regarding how to count incomplete absentee ballots, provisional ballots, and even delayed certification dates.  None of it worked.  The Florida ruling was handed down by U.S. District Judge Mark Walker, who was nominated by Obama in 2012.  Walker is a happy partisan who salts his rulings with sarcastic editorial allusions to Governor Scott's administration and whose wife has made campaign contributions to the governor's Democratic opponent in the Florida Senate race, Democrat Bill Nelson.

Utah Republican Mia Love sues to halt vote count in tight race.  Republican Rep. Mia Love sued to halt vote counting in the Utah race where she is trailing her Democratic challenger by a razor-thin margin, saying her campaign must be allowed to issue challenges if they dispute the validity of mail-in ballots.  In a contest where "every single vote is crucial," the Love campaign claimed poll-watchers have seen a few cases where voter signatures on ballots accepted by election workers did not appear to match those on file in Democratic-leaning Salt Lake County.  County attorneys pushed back in court documents, arguing state law gives the campaign no right to interrupt the vote count, and letting the campaign question signatures could violate voters' rights by revealing who they cast their ballots for.

To Fix Elections, Hold Real Elections.  The mess in Florida, Georgia, Maine, and anywhere else in these United States where, thanks to the Democrats and their locust legions of lawyers, the results of last week's elections are still in doubt, can easily be fixed.  Have voting on a fixed day and date: all eligible voters with proof of identity and residency within the applicable jurisdiction can vote only during the statutory hours at designated polling places.  The end.  In other words, no:
  •   early voting
  •   provisional voting
  •   motor-voter registration
  •   mail-in ballots
  •   phone-in or faxed-in votes
  •   absentee ballots except for on-duty military stationed overseas (civilian living out of the country? tough, your choice)
  •   all results to be reported within twelve hours of poll closings and certified within 24 [hours]
Problem solved.

Dems in FL caught using altered forms to count illegal ballots.  Federal prosecutors are looking at a state-wide effort by Florida Democrats to count invalid ballots by giving absentee voters an altered form to fix discrepancies in their signature.  The date on the form has been altered to make it appear that the ballot was legal.

Systematic Fraud In Florida Election.  The Naples News reports on a systematic effort by Florida's Democratic Party to harvest thousands of illegal votes, using altered state government forms: [...] These altered forms were sent to voters whose mailed-in ballots were defective because they did not include a proper signature.  The Democrats attempted to, in effect, extend the legal deadline for "cure affidavits" so that more ballots potentially could be counted.

Report: Florida Democrats Urged Voters to Submit Absentee Ballots After Election Day Using Altered Forms.  Florida Democrats urged voters to submit absentee ballots after Election Day, using an official form that had been altered to make it look like they were doing so within the legal deadline, hoping a judge would later allow the votes.  That attempt to add Democratic votes, which critics say is possible election fraud, was reported Thursday morning [11/15/2018] by Ana Ceballos of the Naples Daily News, who notes the scheme has already been reported to federal prosecutors.

Democrats in Florida know that recounting the existing votes is unlikely to change the result.  Republican Gov. Rick Scott leads Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson by 12,562 votes in the Florida Senate race.  A margin of victory that large has never be overturned in a recount.  According to FairVote, the average vote shift in statewide general election recounts is a meager 282 votes.  "The biggest swing came in Florida's 2000 presidential election recount, when Al Gore cut 1,247 votes off George W. Bush's lead, ultimately not enough to flip the state to his column," according to a FiveThirtyEight report on what FairVote found.  So even if Nelson were to swing 10 times as many votes in this recount as Gore did in 2000, he would still come up short.

Accepting election outcomes you don't like is something only Republicans are required to do.  It's been more than a week since the last votes were cast in the 2018 midterms, that was last Tueday [sic].  but still several key races remain unresolved.  In the state of Florida, a recount is ongoing, and we'll have more on that in a moment.  It's a pretty weird story.  But perhaps strangest of all is what's happening in Georgia.  The race for Georgia governor was tight for months, you probably followed it, but it finished in the end pretty much exactly where the polls predicted it would finish:  The Republican Brian Kemp defeated Democrat Stacy Abrams by about one and a half percentage points.  In a big state, that is an awful lot of votes.  For reasons she hasn't really explained though, Stacey Abrams has refused to accept those results.  Her allies are now claiming the election was stolen.

Broward County Erases GOP Vote Gains, 'Missed' Recount Deadline by 2 Minutes.  Florida Republicans Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis would have increased their margins of victory Thursday if Broward County did not narrowly miss the 3 p.m. deadline to submit machine recount results for the state's midterm elections.  The recount would have increased DeSantis's lead over Democrat Andrew Gillum in the race for governor by 755 votes, while Scott's lead could have been lifted by 779 votes.  "We uploaded to the state two minutes late so the state has chosen not to use our machine recount results and they are going to use the first unofficial results as our second unofficial results," said Elections worker Joe D'Alessandro.  "There was a co-mingling of ballots and that we did not correctly handle the ballot."

Sound the Alarms!  Dems Are Stealing Election After Election 8 Days After.  This is what they do in Banana Republics.  In Florida and elsewhere, including Georgia, Democrat lawyers are calling on judges to overturn laws.  They first go judge shopping.  For example, communist/socialist Stacey Abrams' lawyer went to a court where her sister sits as a judge.  They actually asked the judge to overturn the law so they can count votes of people who didn't send in ballots or sent them in after Election Day.  If the judge doesn't find her way, they will claim it is voter suppression.

Georgia Judge Who Ruled Error-Filled Ballots To Be Counted Donated Thousands To Democrats.  Georgia Democrats continue to fight to close the gap in votes between Democrtic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp while interesting new details emerge.  "A U.S. District Court Judge in the Northern District of Georgia's Atlanta Division ruled Tuesday that ballots in one of the state's counties must be counted, even if the "birth year" on the voter registration is omitted."  Big League Politics reported Tuesday morning [11/13/2018].  Judge Leigh Martin May sits on the bench of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.  But she is also a Democrat donor, having given $1250 to Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) during his 2012 campaign.

Hey, 'Fake Tapper'! Here's evidence of voter fraud in Florida.  Wednesday [11/14/2018] on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin answered CNN anchor Jake Tapper's demands for evidence of voter fraud.  "So the intrepid Jake Tapper, aka Fake Tapper, sits on his butt at the CNN headquarters in Washington D.C., demanding that Republicans bring him evidence of fraud," Levin said.  "OK, Fake, I'm going to give you some information."  Levin read from a Politico report detailing how the Florida Department of State has asked federal prosecutors to investigate altered election documents tied to the Florida Democratic Party.  Audio of a Florida Democratic Party caller leaving a voicemail message asking a Palm Beach County voter to illegally fix their vote by mail ballot after Election Day was also reported by Politico.

Oregon launches investigation into two people who submitted slew of late ballots.  Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has launched an investigation into two individuals who turned in nearly 100 ballots the day after the election.  Mr. Richardson, a Republican, said Multnomah County elections officials informed him of the 97 late ballots, which included 92 in Multnomah County, four in Clackamas County, and one in Washington County.  He said it would be illegal to count the ballots as part of the Nov. 6 election, and that the voters were mailed notifications.

Democrats Launch Training Sessions for "1000 Volunteer" Lawyers to Manage Recount and Steal in Florida.  Democrats have produced tens of thousands of ballots several days after the election — even worse, Broward County refused to disclose how many ballots they had left to tabulate which allowed them to count however many they needed to bring the Democrats within the margin of a recount.  While Republicans have 'election day,' the Democrats enjoy 'election week' or 'election month.'

Principles, honor and the coming banana republic.  Take a look at what's going on with these November political races.  You've got a Democrat in Georgia refusing to concede, filing a suit to extend the certification deadline.  You've got races in Florida won by Republicans now headed to recounts demanded by Democrats.  You've got a race in Arizona that seemed all-in for the Republican but then shifted, days and days after polls closed, to the Democrat.  You've got courts and recounts and counties with histories of problems at the polls, accusations and conspiracies, heated exchanges and tense televised spats, media buzzing that stokes even more fiery concerns — some due, some undue — and at the end of the day, you've got an American public that's left with a big old pot of mayhem and madness, collectively puzzling a week after elections about who really won.  Can you say banana republic?

Republican activists claim 15 ballot box tags as proof of Florida election fraud.  Bikers for Trump leader Chris Cox bustled through the throng of protesters at the Broward County elections office at the heart of the Florida recount fandango, drawing attention to colored zip-tie tags found on the ground near the building's loading dock.  Mr. Cox and a crowd of Republican activists are convinced that the 15 red and orange tags were cut off ballot boxes before the votes reached the election office, which could be a violation of state law, evidence of vote tampering or nothing at all.  "This election is a fraud," Mr. Cox said in a video of the scene posted on Facebook.  "It's pretty disgusting here.  I'm glad that you're not here because this isn't anything you want to see."

Florida Dems planned to use altered forms to fix mail ballots across state after deadline.  The altered forms surfaced in Broward, Santa Rosa, Citrus and Okaloosa counties and were reported to federal prosecutors to review for possible election fraud as Florida counties complete a required recount in three top races.  But an email obtained by the USA TODAY NETWORK-Florida shows that Florida Democrats were organizing a broader statewide effort beyond those counties to give voters the altered forms to fix improper absentee ballots after the Nov. 5 deadline.  Democratic party leaders provided staffers with copies of a form, known as a "cure affidavit," that had been modified to include an inaccurate Nov. 8 deadline.

15 Arrested in GA Over Vote Count.  Democrats won't quit until the losers become the winners.  So what the people spoke, the votes tallied, and the Republicans won.  That's not what Democrats wanted, so why not cheat.  Thus, the group that speaks of election integrity and honoring the will of the people always [complain] when they lose.  Next they try to steal elections with "oops, lookey here" votes.  Finally, they protest.  That's what's happening in GA, where 15 people were arrested for disorderly conduct after refusing to leave the state Capital.

53,000 Dead People on Florida's Voter Rolls.  One thing is certain for every election.  The Democrats always get the dead vote.  Dead people somehow don't get wiped off the state's voter rolls and manage to resurrect themselves for elections.  And not surprisingly, these zombie voters always vote for the Democrats.  I guess that's why there are still at least 53,000 dead people on Florida's voter rolls.  This is why Bill Nelson and Andrew Gillum were even competitive in the election last week.  Dead people, illegal aliens and felons voted for the Democrats.  Others, voted multiple times, for the Democrats.

More Voter Fraud:  All Undecided House Races Finding More Democrat Votes.  While everyone is focused on Florida and the Democrat voter fraud going on there, more Democrat voter fraud is happening from New Jersey to California.  Seats that have been in Republican hands, and had more Republican votes than Democrats are suddenly all trending towards Democrats.  How is it that every race still undecided continues to trend Democrat one week later?  There are seats in all over the country, most notably in New Jersey and Orange County, California that haven't been called yet.

L.A. County Officials Downplay Kim, Cisneros Vote-Counting 'Misconduct' Charges.  The Los Angeles County Registrar is minimizing charges of vote-counting misconduct leveled by campaign surrogates in California's 39th Congressional District.  Since Friday, Republican former Assemblywoman Young Kim and Democrat Gil Cisneros, a Navy veteran and lottery winner, have traded accusations that surrogates for their campaigns have either intimidated or improperly handled ballots during the tedious, ongoing vote-counting process.  Tens of thousands of votes have not yet been counted in the race.  As of early Tuesday, the two sides were fewer than 2,000 votes apart with the campaigns expecting updated tallies Tuesday night from the three counties that contribute a portion of votes to the district.

How Many Non-Citizens Vote in U.S. Elections?  Based on survey samples of 32,000 voters in 2008 and 55,000 voters in 2010, the authors among other things find:  [#1] It is likely though by no means certain that John McCain would have won North Carolina were it not for the votes for Obama cast by non-citizens.  [#2] A similar analysis reveals that there was one House race and one Senate race during the 2008 and 2010 election cycles which were close enough for votes by non-citizens to potentially account for the entirety of the Democratic victor's margin.  As before this analysis merges Census estimates of the number of adult non-citizens by House district and State with FEC tabulations of final election results.  In 2008 there were 22 House races and two Senate races in which the Democratic candidate's winning margin was small enough that less than 100 percent turnout among non-citizens could account for Democratic victory, and in 2010 there were 24 such House districts and three Senate races.  [#3] The MN 2008 Senate race is also the race where the smallest portion of non-citizen votes would have tipped the balance — participation by more than 0.65% of non-citizens in MN is sufficient to account for the entirety of Franken's margin.  Our best guess is that nearly ten times as many voted.

Since Election Day:  Democrats Pick Off Over a Dozen GOP House Seats and 2 Senate Seats, and They're Going for More.  In the US Senate Democrats picked up two seats since Election Day.  In Montana Senator Jon Tester — who was behind on election day — had a huge haul overnight and won by 5 points.  In Arizona Taliban-supporting Marxist Kyrsten Sinema was declared the winner a week after votes were cast after being behind on election night[.]  In Florida Democrats have discovered a secret stash of 83,000 votes since election day!  Senator Bill Nelson is now surprisingly only 12,000 votes down here.

Florida Election Fraud's Hidden Gun-control Agenda.  We've all seen those lists of objects, names, or places on tests along with the question of which one doesn't belong or is out of place.  Apply that test to the three Florida races affected by the vote fraud/incompetence in Broward and Palm Beach counties: senator, governor, and agricultural commissioner.  Uh, agricultural commissioner?  Why is anyone trying to steal that election, one lost under the radar among the seemingly more important national impact offices at stake?  The answer is that capturing the Florida agricultural commissioner's post would be a key victory in liberal and progressive push for gun control.  As the Tampa Bay Times notes, Florida is unusual in that the Florida agricultural commissioner, rather than the courts or other law enforcement, is the entity that regulates and controls things like concealed carry permits.

GOP lawmaker:  Democrats are testing election systems to 'steal the election' from Trump in 2020.  Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz said Democrats are "stress-testing the integrity" of the U.S. election system in order to design a plan to "steal" the election from President Trump in 2020.  "[I]f the Democrats are able to learn now what techniques work and don't work, what transparency laws are going to be followed and which ones aren't, then it gives them a road-map on how to steal the election from Donald Trump in 2020," Gaetz told Breitbart in a radio interview Tuesday.  "I really think that's what this is about.  The resistance movement has changed from yelling at town halls and yelling in restaurants to now, potentially, trying to steal elections that they can't win at the ballot box."

Palm Beach County's voting machines overheat and force recount of more than 170,000 votes.  Palm Beach County's race to recount votes is heating up — literally.  The county's decade-old ballot-counting machines overheated and gave incorrect totals, forcing the county to restart its recount of about 175,000 early votes, supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher said Tuesday night [11/13/2018].  The department has flown in mechanics to repair the machines.  "We're disappointed by the mechanical problems that are going to cause a further delay in the recount," Bucher told reporters.  "It became evident through the vigorous pace of counting that the machines used for the recount were starting to get stressed."  The malfunctions resulted in the loss of more than a day's work.

Florida Recount Chugs Along as More Irregularities Surface.  Florida's election recount is chugging along as more irregularities are uncovered and a judge asked the warring sides to "ramp down the rhetoric," saying it erodes public confidence in the election for Senate and governor.

Democrat Lawyers Now Asking Judge to Change Florida Laws to Steal Election.  Democrat lawyers have descended on Florida in order to steal the Senate and Governor elections from Republicans.  Hillary Clinton, Perkins Coie and other DC swamp dwellers are now working round the clock to install their radical left-wing candidates.  In a series of urgent tweets, Senator Rubio said late Tuesday evening [11/13/2018] that Democrat lawyers are actually asking a judge to change Florida election laws AFTER the election in order to steal the Senate and Governor seats.

Stacey Abrams Files Lawsuit to Force Georgia Counties to Accept Rejected Ballots.  Georgia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams filed a lawsuit in federal court Sunday [11/11/2018] in the hopes she could legally force a runoff election in her race against rival Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp.  Abrams, who has not conceded to Kemp despite him gaining 50.3 percent of the vote with 100 percent of precincts reporting as of Monday afternoon, filed a lawsuit Sunday to block two counties from rejecting provisional and absentee ballots with slight errors, the Washington Post reported.

What's the matter with Florida?  Brenda Snipes, the supervisor of Elections in Broward County, has held her job for 15 years.  Her history, to put it charitably, has been checkered.  Last May, a judge ruled that Snipes violated federal and state election laws when she destroyed ballots in the 2016 congressional race in which Tim Canova lost a primary contest to incumbent Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.  In August, a judge ordered Snipes to stop opening mail-in ballots in secret.  Snipes has engaged in other behavior that has raised concerns about her competence and nonpartisanship, including again in 2016 when she "accidentally" posted election results 30 minutes before polls closed.

Contrast in Competence — Miami Dade is Halfway Finished With Recount, Broward County Hasn't Even Started.  Well, this certainly adds context to the charges of purposeful incompetence applied toward notoriously corrupt Broward County Supervisor of Elections, Brenda Snipes.  According to a recent report from the Miami Herald, Miami-Dade County is halfway through the constitutionally required recount of votes.  Meanwhile, Broward County has not started; and there's almost no way for them to meet the court-ordered deadline of Thursday afternoon [11/15/2018].

Arizona must do something about these 'emergency voting centers'.  After early voting was over, Maricopa County in Arizona held 'emergency voting' in five locations that were heavily Democratic, between Saturday and Monday before the election.  This was said to be at the request of the Mayor who had endorsed Sinema over a year ago, per [The Washington] Free Beacon.  So-called "emergency voting" is legal in Arizona, but it was handled in a very partisan way which is why it's getting so much criticism.

Election Fraud On The Grand Scale In Florida.  Allowing this to prosper is one large step towards an open and violent (as they always are) civil war.

Voter Fraud?  Over 1,000 Broward County Voters Claim to Live at Florida UPS Stores.  More than 1,000 registered voters in Broward County unlawfully listed United Parcel Service (UPS) boxes as the address where they live, official records show.  According to Florida Statute 97.053, voter applicants must provide their "legal residence address."  The official Florida Voter Registration form specifically asks for "Legal Residence-no P.O. Box."  On the Broward Supervisor of Elections website, citizens are told valid applications must include, "Full Name, Date of Birth, Address of Legal Residence (address where you live), Florida Drivers License number or Florida ID card, or the last four digits of Social Security number and signature."  Despite the clear instructions, a Media Trackers Florida investigation found 1,128 registered voters in Broward County listed a UPS box as the place where they live.

Broward County Creates Phantom District to Allow Illegal Voting.  Broward County has assigned more than 2,000 voters to a phantom voting district, including hundreds who illegally list a UPS box as their residence.  The phantom voting district, listed as the Broward Government Center in downtown Fort Lauderdale, includes nearly 800 voters who illegally list a UPS box as their place of residence.

Shocker: 1,282 out of 1,762 New Votes That Magically Appeared This Weekend in Georgia Went to Stacey Abrams.  The Georgia Democrat Party announced on Saturday [11/10/2018] that a handful of Georgia counties have suddenly discovered thousands of new votes that need to be counted.  The Georgia Democrats say the new stash included absentee, early and election day votes.

Federal judge rules to protect provisional ballots, Abrams' campaign cheers 'good news'.  A federal judge on Monday [11/12/2018] ordered Georgia take steps to protect provisional ballots and to wait until Friday to certify the results of the midterm elections that include an unsettled race for governor.  Lauren Groh-Wargo, Abrams campaign manager, announced Judge Amy Totenberg's decision late Monday.  WSBTV.com reported that the judge's 56-page ruling could affect thousands of provisional ballots.  Groh-Wargo called the ruling "good news."  Brian Kemp, her Republican challenger, issued a statement a day earlier calling for Abrams to concede.  Kemp has declared victory and said it is "mathematically impossible" for her campaign to force a runoff.

Jeb Bush joins Republicans calling for Brenda Snipes' removal amid Florida election chaos.  Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush added his voice to the growing number of Republicans calling for Brenda Snipes, the Broward supervisor of elections, to be removed from her post amid the controversy over the vote recount in Florida's pivotal races for governor and Senate.  "There is no question that Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes failed to comply with Florida law on multiple counts, undermining Floridians' confidence in our electoral process," Bush tweeted on Monday [11/12/2018].  "Supervisor Snipes should be removed from her office following the recounts."

Where's the liberal media on the Florida vote meltdown?  Too busy investigating Russia.  The epicenter of the mess is Broward and Palm Beach counties — the same counties that were at the heart of the Bush v.  Gore recount mess in 2000.  The liberal media's reporting on this situation has not been good.  CNN election forecaster Harry Enten recently tweeted "'Voter fraud' is quickly becoming a synonym for 'result I don't like.'"  But the problems in both counties are very real and could indeed be facilitating fraud.  In Republican governor and Senate candidate Rick Scott's lawsuit against Democratic Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher, the county court found that Bucher was illegally withholding over-votes and under-votes from the county canvassing board and barring public viewing of the counting.  Gov. Scott also filed a lawsuit against Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes last Thursday, alleging that her office was hiding information about the number of ballots left to be counted.  Again, a county court ruled in his favor as Snipes kept "discovering" new ballots.

Ending Election Fraud.  Democrats have long pushed for voting ease at the expense of voting integrity, pushing measures from voting by mail, to Motor Voter laws, to same-day registration while opposing voter ID laws which requires people to show up on election day with proof they are who they say they are.  They claim Voter ID laws are designed to disenfranchise voters.  So does the sudden appearance of mystery ballots days, even weeks, after elections without a documented chain of custody or certainty that other ballots weren't destroyed or that the ballots found were cast by real, live American citizens. [...] Amazingly, missing ballots are seemingly never found that give the lead to or increase it for the Republican.

Voting Dead: 44,000 Registered In Both Virginia, Maryland.  [Scroll down]  Working with the Privileges and Elections committees of the Virginia state House and Senate, the Virginia Voter Alliance also identified 31,000 dead voters via the Social Security Administration's Death Master File.  Subsequent processing by the State Board of Elections found 40,000 to 60,000 dead-voter registrations. [...] As Fox News has reported, a law passed [in 2013] by the North Carolina legislature required election staff to check information for North Carolina's more than 6.5 million voters against a database containing information for 101 million voters in 28 other states.  That cross-check found listings for 35,570 North Carolina voters whose first names, last names and dates of birth match those of voters who voted in other states.

Democrats and the Rule of Lawyers.  Cicero is remembered today as a great Roman orator, but few recall that he was a lawyer by trade. [...] Cicero's career, which contributed to the republic's collapse, came to mind when Democrat Bill Nelson hired attorney Marc E. Elias — a "recount specialist" with ties to Hillary Clinton and George Soros — to sue the state of Florida over the outcome of its recent senatorial race.  Elias made his intentions clear upon arriving in the Sunshine State:  "We're doing this not just because it's automatic... we're doing it to win."  And he does indeed know how to "win" recounts.  He was the perpetrator of Al Franken's notorious 2008 Senate "victory."

The Math:  It's Almost Certain That Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis Have Won in Florida.  Amid the violations of law by Broward and Palm Beach County elections officials, the data provides apparent good news for Republicans.  First, despite the national media's typical laziness and derelictions, the local press has largely been assiduous and conscientious — certain framing aside.  Second, core concerns raised by leading Republicans (some of which were rhetorically overblown) have been validated by multiple judges.  The ineptitude and misconduct has not gone unnoticed.  Third, in spite of Democratic lawyers' best efforts, Republican leads in key races are likely insurmountable.

Election will be stolen only if we let them.  In Florida, Broward County election official Brenda Snipes has turned into a villain.  She did it herself.  She got away with defying election law before.  Why would she ever think she could not stuff the ballot boxes this time?  She is in contempt of court orders because she knows she can get away with it.  The local media never held her accountable.  The Miami Herald still thinks nothing is amiss.

Avis Rental Car Returned With Ballots, Media Narrative Claims 'Suspicious Package'.  In what appears to be a massive cover up, a Democrat, Broward County employee returned a rental car to the Fort Lauderdale Airport with two boxes of provisional ballots in the trunk.  However, the media is not reporting that, but following a "suspicious package" narrative as the airport was shut down last night after the discovery.  Laura Loomer reported images of the boxes and the Avis employee who found them.  The highly leftist Broward County Sheriff's Office shut down a portion of the Fort Lauderdale airport after the boxes of ballots were reported.  They called it a "suspicious package" and brought in the bomb squad to "investigate," shutting down the airport for hours.  Literally every local news media outlet has parroted the line of the "suspicious package."  "Only a few conservative outlets even mentioned that the package was actually two boxes of provisional ballots from Broward County."

Brenda Snipes, idiocy and how to destroy the electoral system.  Firing Miriam [Oliphant] was not easy for Gov. [Jeb!] Bush despite the obvious need to do so, and the Democrats' reaction threatened to paralyze the state government.  He actually stated his intention to keep her in January of 2003, and sacked her in November of that year, after accepting the condition imposed by the Democrats that whoever was appointed to replace her had to be a black Democrat woman.  Seriously.  No kidding.  That became the litmus test to be appointed as Supervisor of elections in Broward.  Not the best person.  Not a qualified man woman or in-between.  A black, Democrat, woman.  And the one Black Democrat woman the Democrats shoved down Gov. Bush's throat to allow for the removal of the unbelievably incompetent Oliphant was... This school principal from Pompano Beach with no experience, no intelligence and no qualifications except her loyalty to the Party:  Brenda Snipes.

Donald Trump:  Honest Vote Count in Florida 'No Longer Possible'.  President Donald Trump expressed skepticism about a recount in the Florida election on Monday [11/12/2018], claiming it was impossible to conduct a fair tally.  "An honest vote count is no longer possible-ballots massively infected," he wrote on Twitter.  "Must go with Election Night!"  The recount of the midterm election vote has already started with the deadline for results on Thursday.

The Common Thread in All Those Florida Election Debacles.  Counting every vote has been a standby line for Democrats for years, but few folks believe it anymore.  Most Americans only believe that every eligible and legal vote should count — not literally every vote.  Whether it's 1876, 2000 or 2018, the Democrats' goal is to win and gain power.

Mourning in America.  Close elections in traditionally red states are being upended with mystery ballots popping up out of the ether.  And it's all being done with Democrat cries of "count every vote!"  But we know Democrats don't care about integrity.  Lying, cheating, and stealing are acceptable as long as they reach their destination.

Official Records Show Underage Teenagers Voting In Florida.  As the vote-counting situation in Florida intensifies, Big League Politics has obtained public information showing that people who are officially listed as being under the age of 18 voted in the state of Florida in the early or absentee voting process.  People must be 18 years old to vote in the state of Florida.  Although 17-year olds can vote in a primary if they turn 18 before the general election, no one is allowed to vote in a general election without being 18.

Palm Beach County Bans Cameras from Public Ballot-Counting Procedure.  Matt Vespa has been vigorously covering the obvious stupidity and apparent corruption at the hands of Broward and Palm Beach County election officials.  Either way you spin it, whether outright voter fraud or extreme incompetence, Brenda Snipes and Susan Bucher have placed the legitimacy of a United States Senate seat in doubt because of their disastrous actions.  But now, Bucher is attempting to block the press and the American public from viewing how exactly the votes are being counted.

Report: FL Airport Shut Down Over 'Suspicious Package' That Ended Up Being Provisional Ballots?  Late Sunday evening [11/11/2018] the Ft. Lauderdale Airport was shut down due to a suspicious package left outside of one of the terminals.  Reports are coming in that an Avis rental car employee discovered provisional ballot boxes left in the back of a rental car that had just been returned by a Broward County employee.  Laura Loomer and others working with her tried to gain access at the airport but was turned away by Broward County Sheriffs.

America Deserves Better.  Another critical election.  Another electoral failure in Florida.  Another vote counting disaster in Broward County.  Some Americans suspect fraud, indeed Broward County looks like a banana republic.  The latest ballot debacle may be a result of carelessness or incompetence, rather than fraud.  But election officials unable to do their job just invite abuse.  A botched vote undermines confidence in American democracy.  There is no more vital act for a citizen than to elect his or her local, state and national leaders.  Voters expect only those who are legally eligible to cast ballots.  Which in turn will be counted accurately and quickly.  This sets a genuine republic apart from fraudulent "people's republics."

Dem-leaning Palm Beach County says it likely won't make recount deadline in Florida governor, Senate races.  The supervisor of elections in Florida's heavily Democratic Palm Beach County said Sunday that she did not believe her department would meet a Thursday deadline to complete recounts in the Sunshine State's historically tight gubernatorial and Senate races, threatening to further confuse an increasingly chaotic and politically fraught process.  The supervisor, Susan Bucher, told reporters that she did not expect to meet the deadline due to aging equipment.  Florida Department of State spokeswoman Sarah Revell told Fox News that under state law, if a county does not submit their results by the deadline, then the results on file at the time take their place.  Revell added that Florida's Secretary of State has no authority to grant extensions.

Florida AG Pam Bondi Steps In — Sends Warning Letters to Florida Sec. of State and FDLE Commissioner.  On Sunday [11/11/2018], Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said, "FDLE's duty to investigation this matter is clear, and I am directing the department to take the necessary steps to promote public safety and to assure that our state will guarantee integrity in our elections process."  Bondi sent two letters Sunday highlighting the "irregularities" occuring at both Palm Beach County and Broward County polling sites.  The Florida Attorney General stated in her letter to FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen that she is "deeply troubled" by his department's announcement it will not pursue any investigation into the clearly documented "irregularities" in the conduct of elections supervisors Brenda Snipes and Susan Bucher.

Broward County:  Incompetence So Astounding, A Fiction Book Would Be Described As "Unreadably Far-Fetched".  Brenda Snipes' office faced a June lawsuit filed in circuit court by then Democrat (and now independent) Tim Canova.  He had wanted to inspect the optical-scan ballots cast in his Aug. 30 primary race against Wasserman Schultz because he had concerns about the integrity of the elections office.  Under longstanding federal law, ballots cast in a congressional race aren't to be destroyed until 22 months after the election.  And under state law, a public record sought in a court case is not supposed to be destroyed without a judge's order.  Snipes' office, however, destroyed the paper ballots in question in September — in the middle of Canova's lawsuit — but said it was lawful because the office made high-quality electronic copies.  Canova's legal team found this out after it had actually happened.  Tim Canova posted this viral Twitter video  [Video clip]  of what appears to be unsupervised transport of ballots during the 2018 midterms.  Seven election-law lawyers interviewed by POLITICO do not share Snipes' attorney's interpretation of the statute.  Nor does the Department of Justice's voting division, which is in charge of enforcing the federal law.

Soros-Tied Hillary Alumni Group Helping to Organize Volunteers for Florida Recount.  Demand Justice, an organization founded by former members of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and associated with a "social welfare organization" financed by billionaire activist George Soros, is helping to organize volunteers to aid Senator Bill Nelson's campaign with the Florida recount.  Demand Justice sent out a blast email asking for "volunteers to help out in a variety of roles in the recount process, including observing at polls, data processing, and logistics organization."  The group advertised that it is seeking supporters who are either in Florida or who can travel there.

Kyrsten Sinema picks up 4,000 votes in Arizona Senate race.  Democrat Kyrsten Sinema is continuing to inch ahead in the slow-motion finish to Arizona's U.S. Senate race.  On Saturday night [11/10/2018], she remained a little more than a percentage point ahead of Republican Martha McSally.  She gained 4,000 votes from a batch of ballots tallied in Maricopa County as well as a few thousand from elsewhere in the state.

Georgia Democrats tout surprise ballots that could sink Brian Kemp's bid for governor.  There may be hope yet for Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor.  The Democratic Party of Georgia tweeted Saturday evening [11/10/2018] that a "handful" of Georgia counties reported thousands of "new" absentee, early, and Election Day votes not accounted for by Republican candidate Brian Kemp.  Kemp, who resigned as secretary of state on Thursday, has asserted victory even though the race has not been called and Abrams has yet to concede.

Florida Dems Want Non-Citizens Votes to Count.  Attorneys representing Democrats Andrew Gillum and Sen. Bill Nelson fought in court to prevent non-citizens votes from being excluded in the Florida recount, according to a transcript of a Palm Beach County Canvassing Board proceeding.  The Daily Caller reported that attorneys representing both Gillum and Nelson objected to a non-citizen's vote from being excluded from the official count.

Georgia Democrat Party Says Thousands of New "Absentee, Early, and Election Day Votes" Were Just Discovered in Several Counties.  They're going to steal Georgia too.  The Georgia Democrat Party announced on Saturday that a handful of Georgia counties have suddenly discovered thousands of new votes that need to be counted.  The Georgia Democrats say the new stash included absentee, early and election day votes.  The midterm election was four days ago.

When People Wonder Why Broward County, Florida Is Allowed To Be So Corrupt Show Them This.  More and more are asking why the Broward County Elections Office, which has amassed numerous legal rulings against them both past and present, is allowed to continue largely unimpeded by any real oversight.  Well, there are places in the United States where government corruption is part of a community's DNA:  Detroit, Chicago, Austin, Sacramento, Baltimore, etc., and yes, Broward County, Florida.  All of these examples and more are afforded protection from on high from the masters of the anti-American Progressive movement so long as they do one thing — help Democrats to win elections.

6.5M people with active Social Security numbers are 112 or older:  IG.  Roughly 6.5 million people with active Social Security numbers are age 112 and older, according to an audit by the Social Security Administration's inspector general.  The March 4 audit concluded that the administration "did not have controls in place to annotate death information" on the the main electronic file, called Numident, for Social Security numberholders who exceeded maximum reasonable life expectancies and were likely deceased.  "We obtained Numident data that identified approximately 6.5 million numberholders born before June 16, 1901 who did not have a date of death on their record," the report states.

Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe.  It's hard to think of a more suspect outfit than the Broward County Elections Board, a starring buffoon in the 2000 Bush v.  Gore hanging-chad farce.  The board got a new chief after that debacle, but Governor Jeb Bush had to fire her in 2003, once the cronies she'd hired made a shambles of the 2002 balloting by opening polls late and closing them early.  Bush's next appointment, current incumbent Brenda Snipes — like her predecessor a black woman Democrat, picked to defuse a political explosion on the firing of the only other black woman Democratic county official — has proved little better.  Her board didn't deliver 58,000 absentee ballots in the 2004 election, and it "lost" 1,000 ballots in the 2012 election.  Snipes broke the law in the 2016 election by posting results before the legal time, by destroying ballots before the law allowed, and by leaving a voter amendment off some ballots.  In the current election, she has consistently failed to give updates on the number of uncounted ballots, as the law demands.  One of her deputies says that a now-empty ballot box found in a closet in a school-auditorium polling place was just left behind, pending collection.

Even WashPost Concedes Broward Elections Supervisor Is Incompetent at Best.  Although the mainstream media continues to deny the many allegations of corruption and fraud against the Broward County Supervisor of Elections, Brenda Snipes, even they are forced to concede the overwhelming evidence of incompetence on her part.  The absurdly high level of incompetence on display by Snipes is too much for even some in the liberal media, which would normally be expected to jump to her defense especially since the highly questionable Broward ballots threaten to deprive Rick Scott of his U.S. Senate victory over incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson.

Voter fraud is a national emergency that both parties routinely ignore.  A Gov Watchdog group found that OH-12 has 170 voters who are older than 116 years old.  124 of them were born in 1800, according to public records 72 of them voted in the 2016 Election[.]

Andrew Gillum to Hold 'Count Every Vote' Rally at Broward County Church Sunday Evening.  One day after un-conceding the election, defeated Democrat candidate for Florida governor Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum will hold a rally at a Broward County church Sunday evening [11/11/2018] sponsored by leftist political groups in support of the recount efforts that could upend the election day victory of Republican candidate Ron DeSantis.  The rally is being called, "Count Every Vote:  A Faith Response to the Florida Recount".

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Fired: Broward County Employee Gives Affidavit, Blank Ballots Being Filled Out.  Brenda Snipes, the official in charge of Broward County elections, has repeatedly shown herself as an unscrupulous and possibly criminal liberal.  According to former Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeff Kottkamp, the election staff was seen filling out blank ballots.  After the ballots were supposed to be turned over by Snipes per a court order, an employee filed an affidavit after being fired for reporting the behavior.

Surprise! Georgia Democrats encouraged as 'thousands of new votes' have come in for Stacey Abrams.  Republican Brian Kemp has claimed victory in the Georgia governor's race, but the Abrams campaign and the state Democratic Party are keeping their hopes alive with new findings.

Playing Dumb, Stupid & Negligent Doesn't Eliminate Corruption & Criminality In Stolen Elections.  Broward County, Florida is the absolute worst part of America.  Their sheriff hid from a mass shooter instead of taking him out.  They literally tried to steal a Presidential election in 2000.  And the woman now in charge may have a slow drawl but she is a repeat offender in manipulating elections.  She chalks it up to the "aw shucks" "we not very fast with our voting" shtick that no one is seeing through.  She complained that they had "a large number of write ins, that they had a large number of early votes, and a large number of day-of votes."  The drawl and act is actually (she hopes) substituting for accountability and it's time to point out a handful of very inconvenient facts.

Election Time in the Banana Republic of Florida.  So who's responsible for this nauseating state of affairs?  The Democrats, no surprise, behave as if Boss Tweed were reincarnated in Miami Beach, bringing down their best Fusion GPS lawyer from the Perkins Cole mafia of Trump dossier fame to oversee the recount.  As long as you're on the "correct" side of things, by any means necessary, right?  But the GOP hasn't got clean hands either.  Rick Scott and his fellow Republicans cry foul when the election supervisors of Broward and Palm Beach counties act in a manner that would make Mayor Daley blush, but aren't they a little late?  Where have these GOP pols been for the last several decades?  This is nothing new.  Voter irregularities are as common in Florida as hurricanes — and probably more toxic in the long run.

[Several] Arrested In Organized Voter Fraud Scheme.  According to ABC7 Amarillo, nine people have now been arrested in connection to participating in an illegal voting scheme in Edinburg, Texas.  The arrests follow an ongoing investigation where political workers recruited people who agreed to fraudulently claim residential addresses so they could vote in the specific city of Edinburg municipal races.

9 Arrested in Second Voter Fraud Ring in Texas Grin in Court.  Voter fraud.  It's an imaginary problem, Democrats say.

9 arrested in Edinburg voter fraud probe.  The Texas Attorney General's Office arrested nine people Thursday for allegedly voting illegally in last year's Edinburg municipal election, bringing the total number of accused to 14.  Thursday [11/8/2018] marked the second time the AG's office made sweeping arrests in connection with the hotly contested November 2017 race, when longtime Mayor Richard Garcia was ousted and a new majority, led by Mayor Richard Molina, was ushered in.

Florida Vote Scandal Coverage Shows Media-Democrat Complicity.  Again.  To make sure that votes aren't being invented or destroyed to effect an outcome, one of the first priorities of any election supervisor is to announce how many ballots are in possession and how many remain to be counted.  To fail to do this, as the Broward County and Palm Beach County Supervisors had, is to open themselves up to the accusation of massive vote fraud.  Citizens can not have confidence that ballots are not being destroyed, or created, when supervisors fail to immediately announce how many ballots are on hand.  Florida law also requires that vote-by-mail and absentee ballots are accounted for within 30 minutes of polls closing.  While the other 65 counties in Florida had no problem following this state law, the supervisors of Broward County and Palm Beach County refused to follow that law.  Florida law also requires that the Department of State be given reports every 45 minutes until results are completely filed.  Palm Beach County has refused to do this.

The Four Chads Return.  As I have said lo, these many years, when Republicans win elections, they have to win beyond the Margin of Lawyer.  Otherwise, regardless of who won on Election Day, the Democrat always wins on Post-Election Day, because mysteriously all the missing ballot boxes found in dumpsters and recycling bins and the trunks of Democrat cars contain virtually no Republican votes.  Alas, in the Sunshine State of Florida, the GOP's gubernatorial and senatorial candidates failed to win beyond the Margin of Lawyer, and as a result we're all discovering, two decades on, that the same institutional corruption that put US electoral integrity on a par with the Congo is still there, entirely unspoiled by progress.  Everything else in the world has been transformed beyond recognition — newspapers, telephones, Bruce Jenner — but the Florida chadlands have been lovingly preserved as a wacky Recount theme park.

Undercover Video Captures Broward County Ballots Being Transferred in Private Car.  All eyes are on Florida where suspected shenanigans are afoot as Democrat county officials are "discovering" new ballots that could change the outcome of both the U.S. Senate and governors race.  Now, a clear violation of ballot transportation protocol has purportedly been caught on camera.  Congressional candidate Tim Canova posted what he claims is video of ballots being transferred in a private automobile.

We found more votes!
Hillary Clinton's Fusion GPS Lawyer Marc Elias Tries To Steal Florida.  As we await Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Trump-Russia collusion hoax and 2016 election meddling by Moscow, incumbent and election night lame duck Florida Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson is trying to save his Senate seat by bringing in attorney Marc Elias, one of the key players in the collusion with Russia by Fusion GPS and the DNC to derail the Trump candidacy and presidency.


Florida Has A History Of Sketchy Election Recounts.  I've been watching some of the general outrage on CNN this weekend over the idea that Republicans would dare to question the integrity of the ongoing vote counting in Florida.  Of course, it all seems to be rather selective outrage, mixed with a curious lack of interest in recent history when it comes to the Sunshine State and counting votes in close races.  Florida officials aren't doing themselves any favors in this situation, particularly when they appear to be going out of their way to make it look like they're hiding something.

Arizona GOP Accuses Dem Recorder of Destroying Evidence.  Arizona Republican Party Chairman Jonathan Lines accused Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes of destroying evidence, in the midst of the ongoing vote count in the razor-thin contest for a U.S. Senate seat between Congresswomen Martha McSally (R.) and Krysten Sinema (D.).  Late Thursday night [11/8/2018], new updates from many of the recorders across the state shot Sinema past McSally to take a roughly 9,600 vote lead, whereas just the night before, it was McSally who led the contest by about 17,000 votes.  After the Thursday night update, roughly 400,000 votes were still to be counted, the bulk of which were in Maricopa, which is leaning toward Sinema this cycle.  It was the Maricopa update which provided the new lead for Sinema.

All The Votes Fit To Count.  According to FairVote there have been 27 contested state elections (recounts) since 2000 and regardless of who had the lead going in Democrats have won all 27.  C'est un miracle!  It would seem that nobody can beat the serial Democrat vote rigging machine; and if you don't believe me, just ask Bernie Sanders.

Comrades! Find your missing ballots!  First, check the trunk of your car, your attic, your neighbor's mailbox, or anyplace else you might have absentmindedly deposited a large number of ballots.  Second, sort through all your missing ballots and weed out any that might have chosen a Republican candidate.  This isn't "voter fraud," this is just making sure that every valid vote is properly counted, and all Republican votes are automatically invalid.  You'll be saving time during the recount and preventing the confusion that comes with too many choices.

No big deal.  They're just stealing an election right in front of our faces.  And brazenly laughing up their sleeves at us while they do it, too.  But why not?  They know they won't be called to account. [...] This is 100-proof, straight-up banana-republic stuff here, folks, the pure, the blushful hippocrene itself of fraud and corruption.  And the Democrat-Socialist criminal conspiracy has been doing it — not just in Flore-duh but right across the nation — for decades.  And getting away with it.

Yes, Democrats Are Trying To Steal The Election In Florida.  Three days after election night, when Gov. Rick Scott delivered a victory speech and held a comfortable margin of votes against Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, loads of ballots favoring the Democratic candidate mysteriously turned up in Palm Beach and Broward counties — where one official has a history of violating election laws.  State law requires that all early and by-mail votes be tabulated within 30 minutes of the polls closing, but three days later, Broward County Supervisor of Elections Dr. Brenda Snipes still refuses to specify how many people voted, how many ballots have been tabulated, and how many are left to count.  Since Tuesday, 80,000 new votes have mysteriously turned up in Broward County and another 15,000 in Palm Beach County.

Scott Prevails, Judge Orders Broward Election Official to Immediately Release Records.  A Florida judge has ordered Broward County Board of Elections supervisor Brenda Snipes to turn over all records requested by Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott no later than 7 p.m. Friday [11/9/2018].  Scott filed suit against Broward County on Thursday, demanding that Snipes comply with public-records law by revealing the number of mail-in absentee ballots her office has received, as well as how many of those have been counted thus far.

Fire Brenda Snipes.  Brenda Snipes, the supervisor of elections in Florida's Broward County, does not deserve to be within a thousand miles of any election office anywhere in these United States.  She should be fired at the earliest possible opportunity.  Snipes has held her position since 2003, in which year her predecessor, Miriam Oliphant, was suspended for "grave neglect, mismanagement and incompetence" and, quite literally, marched out of her office.  Alas, Snipes has proven no better at fulfilling her duties than was Oliphant.  On Friday, a court in Broward County found that Snipes was guilty of violating both Florida's public-records laws and the state's constitution by failing to provide mandatory updates to the public, and it ordered the immediate release of the missing information.  As that ruling was coming down, Snipes's office was laying out more lawsuit bait.

Sen. Bill Nelson predicts 'we'll win this election' after Florida recounts.  Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said Saturday that his re-election campaign will be a success after Florida election officials announced a recount in his tight battle against Republican Gov. Rick Scott.  Nelson never conceded the close race Tuesday night when Scott came out with a slim lead.  Nelson said in a statement Saturday that Scott's shrinking election night advantage is indicative of a comeback.  "Since Tuesday, the gap has shrunk from roughly 60,000 votes to about 12,500 — the margin has reduced by 78 percent and is now roughly .15 percent," he said in a statement.  "We believe when every legal ballot is counted we'll win this election."

The Editor says...
It's not the legal ballots we're wondering about, Bill.

Gillum, Nelson teams object to tossing non US citizen voter ballot during PB County vote counting circus.  Attorneys for Senator-elect Rick Scott, the National Republican Senate Committee and the Republican Party of Palm Beach County descended on Palm Beach County's Supervisor of Elections office on Friday night to oversee the vote counting that could decide the outcome of key Florida races.  Democratic candidates Bill Nelson and Andrew Gillum have their own team of attorneys watching the canvassing board closely, looking for anything that could change the result of the elections and snatch the Senate and Gubernatorial wins from exiting Governor Rick Scott and newly elected Governor Ron DeSantis.  Apparently, that includes counting non-U.S. citizens' votes.

Republican Protesters Start 'Lock Her Up' Chant for Florida Election Chief Botching Ballot Count.  Republican protestors have begun chanting "lock her up" outside a Florida elections office as news breaks about how badly Broward County Board of Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes is botching the 2018 election returns.  Election chief Snipes is once again caught up in the middle of controversy as votes in her Democrat stronghold continue to appear seemingly out of thin air as far as protesters are concerned.  A large group of Republican voters have formed to protest the sudden votes appearing days after the legal submission date, according to the Hill.

Trump and Rubio fight Florida election fraud united.  President Trump and Sen. Marco Rubio haven't always been the best of political allies or even friends among Republicans, but for Florida's beleaguered voters, they're coming together to fight for the integrity of their ballots and it couldn't be a bigger relief.  Rubio, for his part, was right on it, fast, real fast, using his Twitter to sounding the alarm about fraud when the first whiff of it from the Broward and Palm Beach county precincts started wafting through the wake of the election result.  This wasn't the tweeting of a mere activist making claims, but a Senator putting it on the line and openly calling fraud.

Florida, again:  A warning about mail-in and early voting.  It's nowhere near as bad as 2000, but the mess in Florida's Broward County is at the very least a cautionary tale about massive mail-in and early voting, with events in Arizona adding to the fire.  As a series of tweets by Sen. Marco Rubio flagged on Thursday, Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes was refusing to report the number of ballots still to be counted, or even to provide regular progress reports.  A judge late Friday [11/9/2018] ruled that she's in violation of the state public records act.  In the past, courts slapped Snipes for illegally destroying ballots in the wake of a contested 2016 vote count for a House seat and again this February for opening mail-in ballots before they'd been authenticated.

Broward County Police Remove Rep. Matt Gaetz from Filming Officials Secretly Loading Boxes In/Out of Office.  Broward County Riot Police removed Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) from filming county officials secretly moving boxes in and out of Broward County election offices.  Matt posted the video at 9:30 on Friday night [11/9/2018].  They must not know Matt is a Congressman!

Bernie Sanders Supporter Adrian Fontes Overseeing Arizona Vote Record as Senate Race Flips.  The man in charge of overseeing the recording of ballots in Arizona's largest county, Maricopa, as ballots are being counted in the very tight Senate race, is facing heat over his very public support of leftist politicians.  Adrian Fontes is the Maricopa County Recorder.  Maricopa is the county with by far the greatest number of votes in the state.  While McSally had been leading in the Arizona Senate election, on Thursday night [11/8/2018] that flipped in favor of Democrat Sinema.

Brenda Snipes Misses Deadline — Won't Turn Over Ballots!  A Judge found Broward County in violation of the Constitution and ordered Brenda Snipes to allow ballot inspections immediately during an emergency hearing on Friday [11/9/2018].  Broward County election supervisor Brenda Snipes must allow inspections on or before 7 PM ET Friday, AP reported.  But Snipes did not turn over the ballots on Friday night!

Democrats' playbook of dirty tricks is getting old, very old....  It's just getting amazingly predictable what they are capable of pulling.  Having lost two or three close elections in Arizona and Florida, all of a sudden, they are "finding" new ballots and attempting to change the outcome.  Just like they did in Florida's 2000 election.  In Arizona, boxes and boxes of uncounted ballots are somehow turning up, quite unlike in the rest of the country where the vote tallies get done and the state moves on, all because the losing candidate, far-left congresswoman and Code Pink activist, Kyrsten Sinema, seems to have narrowly lost to Republican congresswoman and fighter pilot Martha McSally for the vacant Senate seat.

Arizona Senate vote count settlement reached; counties given extension to cure ballots.  Republicans and Democrats in Arizona reached an agreement in court Friday [11/9/2018] that gives all counties in the state until this coming Wednesday to address problems with ballots, as vote tallying for the state's tight Senate race continues.  As of 8:15 p.m. ET Friday, Democratic candidate Kyrsten Sinema led Republican candidate Martha McSally by roughly 20,000 votes statewide, according to the Arizona Secretary of State's Office.  Sinema has received 991,189 votes and McSally 970,986, the office said.

Ballot mixup puts more heat on Broward elections official as key Florida races remain unresolved.  A Florida election supervisor mixed some invalid ballots along with about 200 valid ones, according to a report, in the latest example of what Republicans say has been the incompetent handling of votes as the state braces for a possible recount.  The error was found after Brenda Snipes, a Broward County official who has a long history of controversies involving vote counting, agreed to present 205 provisional ballots to the county's canvassing board for inspection, the Miami Herald reported.

Whoops! Brenda Snipes' office mixed bad provisional ballots with good ones.  Broward's elections supervisor accidentally mixed more than a dozen rejected ballots with nearly 200 valid ones, a circumstance that is unlikely to help Brenda Snipes push back against Republican allegations of incompetence.  The mistake — for which no one had a solution Friday night — was discovered after Snipes agreed to present 205 provisional ballots to the Broward County canvassing board for inspection.  She had initially intended to handle the ballots administratively, but agreed to present them to the canvassing board after Republican attorneys objected.

Trump claims [a] 'big corruption scandal' [is] unfolding in Florida's Broward County.  President Trump waded into the controversy surrounding election results in Florida Thursday night [11/8/2018], backing a state investigation Republican Gov. Rick Scott, a candidate for Senate, announced against Broward County's election supervisor earlier in the evening.

Levin: Why do Democrats 'always manage to pick up votes after the fact?'.  Thursday [11/8/2018] on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin alerted listeners to the continued ballot-counting in Florida, which Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, [R], called an attempt by "[D]emocrat lawyers" to steal the election.  Florida law requires counties to report early voting results within 30 minutes after polls close, but Broward and Palm Beach Counties in Florida are still counting and refusing to disclose the number of ballots remaining to be counted, Rubio said.

Rick Scott wins two election lawsuits.  Florida Gov. Rick Scott, the Republican candidate for Senate who currently leads Democratic opponent Sen. Bill Nelson by 15,000 votes, has won his first lawsuit against Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher.  As ballots in the gubernatorial and Senate races head to a recount, Scott sued Bucher Thursday night for refusing to allow official party and campaign representatives into the ballot counting area, and having staff members determine a voter's intent without review by the county canvassing board.

Woman in Minnesota Receives Broward County Ballot in the Mail.  The Democrats are working around the clock right now to steal the statewide Florida election from Republicans.  A woman who moved to Minnesota five years ago from Florida says she received a ballot from Broward County in the mail.  Minnesota resident, Elisa Sarmento alerted her friend, Scott Presler, a conservative activist that she received a ballot from Broward County.

Hillary's GPS Lawyer Descends on Florida.  This is real election meddling, not the mere purchase of a few Facebook ads by a Russian troll farm.  Just as Team Hillary and the DNC funneled money through Perkins-Coie to buy Russian dirt from a British agent, Marc Elias and his law firm are trying to steal another election and Florida's other senator, Marco Rubio, is justifiably not amused by this continuation of the ongoing deep state coup against President Trump and his agenda.

Florida Official Overseeing Vote Count Destroyed Ballots, Accused of Not Removing Dead Voters from Rolls.  The Florida official put in charge of counting votes in Broward County — the most liberal county in the state — for the gubernatorial and Senate race previously destroyed voter ballots, a judge ruled, and was most recently accused of not removing dead voters from the voter rolls.  Broward County Board of Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes is in charge of vote counting in the area and has yet to disclose how many ballots are still not counted despite the election for governor and Senate occurring two days ago.

Nelson lawyer predicts hand recount in Florida Senate race starting Sunday.  Republican Gov. Rick Scott's lead over Democrat Bill Nelson has narrowed to 15,068 votes out of more than 8 million cast in a race that is likely headed for a hand recount beginning on Sunday, Nelson's lawyer said Friday [11/9/2018].  Nelson, the Senate incumbent who has held the seat since 2000, has refused to concede the race.  His lawyer, Marc Elias, told reporters Friday that the upcoming machine recount of all ballots this weekend will shrink Scott's lead even further and below the 0.25 percent variance that will trigger a hand recount.  The hand recount will show Nelson won the election, he predicted.

Matt Schlapp:  Here's What FL Dems Mean By ' Count Every Vote'.  The midterm battle in Florida is far from over, it seems.  Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared victory Tuesday night over Sen. Bill Nelson (D) and Rep. Ron DeSantis was the declared winner over Democrat Andrew Gillum.  The latter had even conceded, but is now starting to change his mind because officials are insisting there are more ballots to be counted in Broward and Palm Beach counties.  "I'm cynical," said Matt Schlapp, president of the American Conservative Union.  "They're trying to get it below a quarter of a percent to get to hand recount," he explained on Fox News Friday.  The hand counting, he charged, is "very subjective."  They are taking provisional ballots and counting them "even though they're not able to vote," Schlapp said.  "This is crooked, wrong and needs to be stopped."

Florida Governor Rick Scott Discusses Transparent Ballot Fraud Ongoing, Yet Again, In Well Known, Corrupt, Broward County.  Anyone with a reasonable amount of political knowledge is aware that within Florida the epicenter of voter fraud takes place in Broward and Palm Beach counties.  Both of these areas are not just filled with corrupt election officials; as was noted in the background of the Parkland school shooting, every element of county and city government is corrupt.  Broward County Supervisor of Elections, Brenda Snipes, has an exhaustively documented history of rampant and 'in-your-face' unapologetic fraud within the election process.  In the latest example, Snipes is once again producing ballots — filled out by her political operatives — long after the election is over.  Everyone in Florida knows the Snipes routine.

As Florida ballot count battle rages, Democrats are recklessly violating state law.  This looks like a repeat of the actions in Florida in the 2000 presidential election, when Democratic officials ignored state election laws — and were slapped down by the U.S. Supreme Court in a 7-2 decision.  Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda C. Snipes said Tuesday night [11/6/2018] that 634,000 votes had been cast in the county.  But by Thursday night, Snipes was claiming 712,840 ballots had been cast.  The effect of these newly discovered votes that inexplicably appeared long after they should have been counted shrunk the leads of Republicans Gov. Rick Scott in the Senate race and former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis in the gubernatorial contest.

Rick Scott:  I'm Ordering Law Enforcement To Stop "Unethical Liberals" From Stealing Election.  "I am considering every single legal option available," Rick Scott announced last night [11/8/2018], and he's not kidding around.  The Florida governor whose Senate election bid is being held up in Broward and Palm Beach counties ordered an investigation by state police into the actions of two county election officers, whom Scott accused of flagrantly violating state election laws in the conduct of their ballot counting.  Scott also announced a lawsuit to force both counties into compliance while accusing officials of "rampant fraud": [Video clip]

Broward County Is An Embarrassment, And The Potential For A Stolen Florida Election Is Real.  Last night [10/8/2018] CBS News' John Dickerson tweeted "The Florida voting system is the Florida Man of voting systems." But at least Florida Man combines stupid fun entertainment with incompetence and hubris, as opposed to depressing levels of corruption and idiocy.  Comes now Dr. Brenda C. Snipes, the key election official in Broward County, Florida has presided for the past 72 hours over a level of bureaucratic incompetence — in the best spin of the situation — or utter corruption in the worst when it comes to counting the ballots from her county.  Last night Governor and would-be Senator Rick Scott announced he was filing a lawsuit against her — not one claiming anything about the ballots being counted, but simply demanding that she live up to the regulatory obligation to tell us how many ballots there are.

Florida:  The Amazing Disappearing Leads.  When the voting was over Tuesday Republican Ron DeSantis held a one-point lead over Democrat Andrew Gillum in the governor's race.  Republican challenger Rick Scott held a smaller lead over incumbent Democrat U.S, Senator Bill Nelson.  Since then, with all manner of new votes to be counted being discovered, the leads of these two Republicans have diminished, putting both races into at least the less than one half of one percent levels that requires a machine recount.

Florida teacher finds 'provisional ballot box' in storage area.  A teacher in Florida found a container labeled "Provisional Ballot Box" in a storage area of her elementary school on Thursday [11/8/2018].  Lakeisha Williams, of Broward County, said she discovered the ballot box two days after Election Day at Miramar Elementary School — where it was apparently left behind by election workers.  "I went into the area that we use for storage and saw it in there," Williams told The [New York] Post.

Florida Elections Worker:  "I Was Fired For Witnessing Possible Absentee Ballot Fraud".  Broward County, Florida, home of the now infamous "hanging chad" fiasco during the 2000 showdown between George Bush and Al Gore, may be on the verge of yet another controversial election cycle.  Historically a democrat stronghold, Broward County always comes under extra scrutiny during presidential elections as it can single-highhandedly swing the entire state of Florida in one direction or another.

Hillary's Lawyer Leading Democrat Charge to Protect Massive Voter Fraud?  Marc Elias is a partner at Perkins Coie law firm and he is the man who paid Fusion GPS for the fake Russia dossier on behalf of Hillary Clinton's campaign and her DNC.  He is now leading the charge to protect the seemingly corrupt voting in Broward County and Palm Beach County in Florida.  He is being brought in by Bill Nelson, the do-nothing Democrat who won't accept the election results.  Both counties are hot Democrat strongholds and they are still counting ballots two days, going on three days, after the polls closed.  Senator Rubio is pointing the finger at the sketchy elections supervisor Brenda Snipes.

Abrams Declares War on Arithmetic.  Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate in Georgia's gubernatorial election, has an adversarial relationship with arithmetic.  This antipathy to math has long bedeviled her with regard to unpaid taxes as well as delinquent student loans, and it is now preventing her from seeing that it is mathematically impossible for her to become the Peach State's next governor.

GOP Senate candidate Rick Scott files bombshell lawsuits accusing Dem Florida election officials of trying to 'steal the election'.  Accusing Democrats of conducting a coordinated effort to "steal" elections in a campaign of possibly "rampant fraud," Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott filed explosive lawsuits late Thursday against the top election officials in two heavily Democratic counties, as they continue to report new votes and three major races in the state appear headed for recounts.  In their lawsuit against Broward County, Scott and the National Republican Senatorial Committeee (NRSC) allege that officials there are hiding critical information about the number of votes cast and counted.  And in a parallel suit against Palm Beach County, Scott and the NRSC charge that the election supervisor there illegally used her own judgment to determine voter intent when reviewing damaged or incorrectly filled-out absentee ballots, while refusing to allow impartial witnesses to monitor the process.

Legal Battle Emerges as Arizona Senate Vote Count Drags On.  Republican groups in Arizona have filed suit against several of the state's county recorders and the secretary of state arguing that different standards are being applied to the counting of some mail-in ballots that were dropped off at polling locations.  According to the Arizona Republic, the suit was filed late Wednesday at a point when GOP candidate Martha McSally had a lead of about 17,00 votes against Democratic candidate Kyrsten Sinema.  At the same time, there were varying estimates of about 650,000 votes yet to be counted statewide.  The two congresswomen are running to fill the seat vacated by the retirement of Republican senator Jeff Flake.

Broward County Election Officials Trying to Steal Election — Produce Thousands of Ballots 43 Hrs After Polls Closed.  Broward County and Palm Beach County in Florida, both Democrat strongholds are still counting ballots 43 hours after the polls closed.  Florida is once again bracing for recounts — this time there are no 'hanging chads,' but Democrat lawyers are descending on the State to steal the election.

With Arizona Senate seat at stake, Republicans sue county recorders.  With the U.S. Senate seat hanging in the balance, the Yuma, Navajo, Apache and Maricopa County Republican parties filed a lawsuit against all Arizona county recorders and the Secretary of State late Wednesday [11/7/2018].  A telephone hearing was scheduled for 11:15 a.m.  Thursday in Maricopa County Superior Court.  The Republican groups are challenging the way counties verify signatures on mail-in ballots that are dropped off at the polls on Election Day, according to the complaint obtained by The Arizona Republic.

Rubio Charges Electoral Malfeasance in Democratic Florida Counties, Says Lawyers Trying to 'Steal' Races.  Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) called attention Thursday to what he said are voting law violations by Democratic-leaning counties in the razor-thin gubernatorial and senatorial races in Florida, claiming on Twitter that partisan lawyers are trying to steal those contests.  Palm Beach and Broward Counties, both heavily Democratic, are still counting votes in the governor's race between Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Ron DeSantis, as well as the U.S. Senate race between Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and Rick Scott, the state's Republican governor.  In a series of tweets, Rubio appeared to charge that votes were being held back in a tactical fashion by Broward officials.

Pollsters botch key races as turnout models over-count Democrats.  Pollsters on Tuesday [11/6/2018] avoided their disastrous 2016 election forecasts by correctly predicting that Democrats would regain control of the House, though botching some important statewide races.  Unlike 2016, when political gurus at The New York Times, The Washington Post and other media said President Trump had little or no chance of winning, surveyors this time captured voting in blue-state congressional districts where a number of Republican seats flipped.  But pollsters did not fully redeem themselves for the sins of 2016 when they collectively botched Trump wins in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Andrew Gillum waffles on concession in Florida governor's race.  Democratic legal teams kicked into action Thursday, demanding a recount of the Florida Senate race that they say will declare Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson the winner as defeated Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum hedging his concession.  Mr. Nelson already had signaled his intention to fight the results in his race with Republican Gov. Rick Scott, but Mr. Gillum's surprise announcement further roils the electoral waters in the Sunshine State.

Voter Fraud Allegedly Found In Deep Blue Florida County.  Over 100 provisional ballots were rejected in Miami-Dade County on Thursday after election officials said that those people showed up to vote a second time in the same election, according to a local media reporter.  The news comes as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) claimed earlier in the day that the Democrats and Florida election officials with questionable records were trying to "steal" the election in Broward County, which is just north of Miami-Dade County.  Miami-Dade County is one of the bluest counties in the state of Florida, as nearly two-thirds of the county voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

Rubio: Broward County Officials And Dems Trying To Steal Rick Scott's Victory In Senate.  Now that the Broward County election officials have delayed their reporting of ballots for almost two days after the election, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has been furiously denouncing them on Twitter, writing that they are trying to steal victories from GOP candidates who won in the state.

Here are some more ballots!
Broward Elementary Teacher Finds Box Labeled "Provisional Ballots" Left Behind After Election Day.  Florida voter JoAnn Knox captured Broward County Election Officials transferring ballots in [a] rented truck on election night!  "This violates all chain of custody requirements for paper ballots," argues Independent Congressional candidate for Florida's 23rd District, Tim Canova.  They were transferring ballots around without any security officials in sight!  One of the women moving ballot boxes even asked the witness to help them!


Democratic 'army of lawyers' heads to Florida amid GOP fears of bid to 'steal' Senate seat.  Democrats are gearing up for a titanic legal fight over what could be multiple recounts in the state of Florida — 18 years after the state's ramshackle voting system delayed the election of President George W. Bush for 37 days.  In the balance are the governor's mansion and one U.S. Senate seat, which Republicans believe they had secured on Tuesday.  Just 17,429 out of 8,165,741 votes cast in the Senate race separate the GOP's Gov. Rick Scott, who is leading, from Sen. Bill Nelson, the Democratic incumbent.  In the governor's race, Ron DeSantis, a former GOP congressman, leads Andrew Gillum, the Democrat, by 38,600 votes out of 8,200,905 votes cast.

Broken voting machines, long lines under scrutiny in Georgia.  Malfunctioning voting machines, missing power cords and hours[-]long lines at the polls are being scrutinized by candidates and election officials in Georgia, where the governor's race is undecided while votes are still being tallied.

DACA illegals voting in Texas?  O'Keefe's Project Veritas has a disturbing video.  There hasn't been too much in the way of contested elections based on claims of voter fraud in the Trump era, but hotly contested Texas is an exception.

Texas Poll Worker Tells Undercover Reporter They've Allowed 'Tons' Of DACA Recipients To Vote.  James O'Keefe's Project Veritas released an undercover sting video on Tuesday from a polling station in Texas that appears to show an election official saying that they've had 'tons' of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients voting in the election.  Project Veritas' undercover journalist, posing as the girlfriend of a potential DACA voter, visited a polling station in Travis County, Texas to ask election officials if he could vote.  "If he has his ID that's all he needs.  If he's registered," an election worker told the undercover journalist.

Video: Poll worker caught advising 'Vote Democrat'.  A poll worker in Georgia was captured on video telling an undercover journalist posing as a voter that he should vote Democrat, because the party has "a better platform."

Texas governor considers probe of 'illegal-alien voting'.  Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who won re-election Tuesday [11/6/2018], called for an investigation into alleged illegal voting after Project Veritas published a video showing poll workers in Texas saying non-citizens could vote and admitting "tons" already had done so in early voting.

This Florida funeral home provided free limo rides to the polls.  One Florida funeral home provided free limo rides to residents trying to get to their polling locations.  David Hawkins, the director at Joe Morris and Sons Funeral Home, said the gesture has a history.  "Black funeral homes, traditionally, dating all the way back to the 1960s during the civil rights movement, have been very active in getting people out to vote, and making sure that they had transportation," said Hawkins.

Lawsuit: 100,000 noncitizens registered to vote in Pennsylvania.  More than 100,000 noncitizens are registered to vote in Pennsylvania alone, according to testimony submitted Monday [11/5/2018] in a lawsuit demanding the state come clean about the extent of its problems.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation, which has identified similar noncitizen voting problems in studies of Virginia and New Jersey, said Pennsylvania officials have admitted noncitizens have been registering and voting in the state "for decades."  But state officials have stonewalled PILF requests for access to the data that could expose the problem, the group says in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Harrisburg.

Elections 2018: N.J. voters report problems, big lines at the polls.  New Jersey voters have been heading to the polls in full force Tuesday [11/6/2018] with reports of long lines at some locations and scattered problems with casting ballots.  The most common issues so far involve the change in mail-in ballots, polling machines not working and voters being turned away or being forced to use provisional ballots.  Voters at one polling location found the doors locked at 6 a.m. when voting started.

Voting rights restored for nearly 1.5M felons in Florida.  More than a million convicted felons in Florida had their voting rights restored Tuesday [11/6/2018].  Constitutional Amendment 4 — known as the Voting Restoration Amendment — was passed in the state, allowing nearly 1.5 million convicted felons who've served out their sentence to vote.  The measure doesn't apply to anyone convicted of murder and felony sex offenses.

Veiled threat
Dems' Creepy Door Hangers In PA-01 Threaten Voters.  Last minute electioneering tricks are nothing new, so perhaps this particular maneuver won't come as too much of a shock to our more jaded observers.  Supporters of Democratic candidate Scott Wallace in Pennsylvania's First District have been going house to house and leaving some door hangers reminding people to vote.  Nothing wrong with that message, of course, but these particular pieces are being described as Orwellian because of the implied threat they contain.  Rather than simply saying you should get out and vote, the hangers have a cheerful message reminding the resident that records of whether or not you voted are public.


Kemp's office launches probe of Georgia Democratic Party days before historic election.  Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp set off a political firestorm when his office, two days before an election in which he is a candidate, announced on Sunday morning that it had opened an investigation into the Georgia Democratic Party in connection with what it described as an attempted hack of the state's voter registration system.  But that initial advisory lacked key details about how Kemp's office was made aware of potential security vulnerabilities in the state's electronic voter information page, which the secretary of state oversees.

Abrams' foe Kemp announces probe into Georgia Democratic Party for 'possible cyber crimes' days before election.  Republican Brian Kemp, Georgia's secretary of state, is investigating the state's Democratic Party for "possible cyber crimes" related to an alleged attempted hack on state voting infrastructure, his office announced Sunday, throwing a seismic wrench into Kemp's neck-and-neck gubernatorial race against Democrat Stacey Abrams with less than 48 hours to go before Election Day.  "Federal partners" — including the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI — also have been notified about the "failed attempt to hack the state's voter registration system" as of Saturday night, Kemp's office said.

Why Do Democrats Pretend Voter Fraud Doesn't Exist?  Texas State Attorney General Ken Paxton decided to crack down on voter fraud before the midterm elections.  So far, he's prosecuted 33 people for 97 counts of voter fraud this year alone.  Among the discoveries was a voter fraud ring that had received financial support from the former head of the Texas Democratic Party.  Pennsylvania let thousands of noncitizens register to vote, many of whom have since voted, according to reporter John Fund, who has been following this issue for years.  The Heritage Foundation has a database that now includes 1,165 cases of election fraud across 47 states.  More than 1,000 of them resulted in criminal convictions.

Secretary of State's office:  Investigation underway into failed hack by Democratic Party of Georgia.  The Georgia Secretary of State's Office says it is investigating a failed attempt to hack the state's voter registration system by the Democratic Party of Georgia, the office said in a news release.  The state has not said what evidence they have that a hack occurred.  "While we cannot comment on the specifics of an ongoing investigation, I can confirm that the Democratic Party of Georgia is under investigation for possible cyber crimes," said secretary of state office press secretary Candice Broce.  "We can also confirm that no personal data was breached and our system remains secure."

UW Issues Voting ID Card To Non-Citizen.  The University of Wisconsin Madison is making a big GOTV push this year.  In addition to hosting three early voting sites and putting extra resources into providing students with the documentation they need to register and vote — all students.  The two key documents are proof of residence and a photo ID.  The university is making it as easy as possible to get these documents.  All students can print off a "Voter Eligibility Verification Letter" simply by going to their online university account.  The process is automatic and instant.

Aliens and Apportionment.  [Scroll down]  As for those illegally living in "sanctuary" cities or states, if the government can find me — the IRS has never had any trouble doing so — I want ICE to find those living in the shadows.  And to make good policy it would be nice if we knew how many illegal aliens are here.  Recently, the number estimated to be here has risen from 11 million to 22 million, according to a Yale study, with a range of 16.5 to 29.5 million.  The presence of illegal immigrants — at least, those who live out of the shadows — affects the decennial apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives.  This holds true even if they do not vote.  In 2000, there were an estimated 18 million non-citizens resident in the U.S. (this includes those legally present here but not citizens); of these, 70 percent lived in six states, and 50 percent in three (California, Texas, and Florida).  The 18 million then represented, at 650,000, nearly 29 Congressional seats.

Millennials Explain Why They're Not Voting: 'I Hate Mailing Stuff.  It Gives Me Anxiety.'.  When the Intelligencer set out to find out why Millennials aren't voting in the 2018 midterm elections, they probably expected to learn that the Democratic and Republican Parties are equally unappealing, or that not everyone is lucky enough to be able to vote for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  What they probably didn't expect to discover was that Millennials are equal parts lazy and apathetic, and will take any excuse to avoid doing their civic duty.  In an article published Tuesday, apparently the culmination of months of interviews with select Millennials who don't plan on voting in the midterms, 12 "young people" described the hassle of voting, the difficulty of mailing envelopes, the problems inherent in online voter registration, and, of course, the violence inherent in the "system."

Paper Is Big Again, at Least for Elections.  These States Don't Have It.  Just days before a pivotal midterm congressional election, dozens of jurisdictions around the country go to polls without a paper backup for electronic voting systems.  The shortfall comes despite nearly two years of warnings from cybersecurity experts that in the absence of a paper backup system, voters' intentions cannot be verified in case of a cyberattack that alters election databases.  Fourteen states will conduct the midterm elections where voters will register their choices in an electronic form but will not leave behind any paper trail that could be used to audit and verify the outcome.

San Francisco to Allow Illegal Aliens to Vote.  In July, the Department of Elections issued voter registration forms to illegal aliens to vote for members of the San Francisco Board of Education in the 2018 election, reported ABC7 News.  Now that the illegals are registered and ready, they will be voting in November.

Texas: Ex-Democrat Leader Allegedly Funded Voter Fraud.  Voter fraud doesn't exist, insists the political movement that profits from it.  Any attempt to fight voter fraud is voter suppression, shout the radicals who use fraud to suppress other people's votes by literally stealing them.  It's an imaginary problem, they say.

Democratic Party Official, Immigrants Nailed for Organized Voter Fraud in Texas.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday [10/26/2018] officially reported that four suspects were indicted on numerous felony counts of voter fraud.  The suspects were arrested during the ongoing investigation by the Election Fraud Unit of Paxton's office.  However, Democrats are not celebrating such arrests calling the case an example of overzealous police work.  Paxton has been charging a record number of people with committing voter fraud, an effort his critics condemn as a law enforcement campaign to discourage minority voters from casting ballots.  "The truth is that the attorney general's office is only trying to discourage non-citizens from voting," said former prosecuting attorney Charles Simpson.

Former Dem Leader in Texas Implicated in Organized Voter Fraud Ring, AG Says.  A former Democratic Party leader in Texas funded an "organized voter fraud ring" in Fort Worth with money he received from campaigns, state officials claim.  Earlier this month, four women were arrested and indicted on nearly thirty felony counts of voter fraud:  Leticia Sanchez; her daughter, Leticia Sanchez Tepichin; Rosa Solis; and Laura Parra.  The state's notice of intent in Leticia Sanchez's criminal case states that "Sanchez engaged in organized criminal activity in collaboration with her three co-defendants" and Stuart Clegg, the former executive director for the Tarrant County Democratic Party.

SF spends $300,000 to register noncitizen voters — a whopping 49 sign up.  San Francisco's effort to get noncitizen parents to the ballot box is pretty much a bust the first time out, with only 49 signing up to vote in the Nov. 6 election.  Back in July, the city began registering noncitizens — including undocumented immigrants — to vote in school board elections.  The program is the first-of-its-kind in California and followed passage of a 2016 San Francisco ballot measure opening school elections to noncitizens who are over the age of 18, city residents and have children under age 19.  The city spent about $310,000 setting up the new registration system and encouraging people to sign up.

Texas voters casting early ballots claim voting machines are switching their ballot choices.  Voters casting their ballots early in Texas claimed this week that when casting Democratic or Republican straight-ticket ballots, voting machines in at least 80 counties in the Lone Star State flipped their votes to the other party in key midterm races, including the high-profile competition between incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz and his Democratic opponent Beto O'Rourke.  The Texas secretary of state's office on Friday [10/26/2018] said that there have been issues reported with Hart eSlate voting machines, which are used in approximately 30 percent of counties statewide.  The machines feature a wheel for selecting candidates and buttons to move from screen to screen.  But the secretary of state's office said the issues were not caused by the voting machines, but by voters themselves.

Texas: Early Voters Claim Voting Machines Altering Their Ballots.  Well, this has been going on for some time and should not come as a surprise seeing that under testimony, we know that electronic voting can be manipulated and it can be done in such a way as so that no one knows it is even happening.  However, as early voters in Texas are discovering, some altering is taking place right before their eyes just like it did in 2016.  In Texas, the hotly watched contest between incumbent Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke is at the center of the voting.  Texans are claiming that their straight-ticket voting is being flipped to the other party in this key race and others.

Democrat Party Leader Funded Voter Fraud Ring in Texas.  Four Democrats were arrested and charges with running a voter fraud ring targeting senior citizens in Tarrant County near Dallas.  The Democrats were stealing votes from elderly citizens on Fort Worth's north side.

Texas election officials report complaints from voters who say machines flipped votes.  Texas voters:  Take your time when casting ballots.  This advice comes as state election officials receive complaints across the state from early voters casting straight tickets on Hart eSlate machines who believe the machines changed their votes.  Two complaints, reported through a third party, have been made in Tarrant County, said Heider Garcia, elections administrator.  "We have ... tested everything," he said.  "We don't have any indication that there's a technical issue."

Voter fraud exists, even though many in the media claim it doesn't.  President Trump warned on Twitter last week that law enforcement would be looking for "voter fraud" in the midterm elections.  Many journalists quickly responded — as they always do — by dismissing the very existence of voter fraud.  CNN's Jim Acosta tweeted "voter fraud in this country is actually very rare."  Glenn Thrush of The New York Times claimed:  "there is essentially no voter fraud in this country."  He instead asked, "Will the (Justice Department) Civil Rights division prevent/investigate a real threat-voter suppression?"  Journalists have credulously repeated unsupported, patronizing claims that in Georgia and other states, voter registration and absentee ballot laws somehow suppress minority votes.

Washington State's ridiculous 'vote boxes' degrade the franchise for everyone.  When [the Democrats] attack our duly elected officials and the Constitution, they are personally attacking you for your measured and thoughtful choices.  Their most egregious trick may yet occur when the next band of illegals arrives at our southern border.  Will the Democratic Party's tainted ethos arrange for these people to acquire motor voter cards along with food stamps and housing vouchers?  Americans are convinced that the Democrats are behind those male-populated mobs marching northward, just as they were during President Obama's blatant emigrant invitation in 2014, when the emigrant trains traveled through Central America to our borders.  Does anyone know how many were allowed in?  Will the new wave be here in time for the midterms?

Former Democratic Party leader paid women in alleged Tarrant voter fraud ring, AG says.  A Fort Worth woman recently indicted on voter fraud charges paid others involved in the scheme with funds provided by a former Tarrant County Democratic Party leader, court documents filed this week say.  After learning about a state investigation, Leticia Sanchez — one of four women arrested and indicted on voter fraud charges — allegedly directed her daughter to send a text message to others in the scheme, urging them not to cooperate with investigators, state officials say.

L.A. Metro will offer free rides on buses and trains on election day.  In an effort to boost Los Angeles County's historically poor voter turnout, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials agreed Thursday [10/25/2018] to offer free fares on the sprawling bus and rail system on election day.  On Nov. 6, rides on Metro's six rail lines and 2,200 buses will be free from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.  Eliminating the $1.75 fare for a day will cost the agency an estimated $600,000, officials said.

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Almost everyone living in poverty is poor for a reason, or for a series of reasons — typically a lifetime of bad decisions and regrettable actions.  Moreover, poor people are most likely to be completely dependent on Big Government.  They should not be encouraged to vote, nor should they be given a free ride to the polls.

Who's Counting Our Paper Ballots?  Places like Georgia which do not have paper ballots are not democracies.  They are letting themselves be run by hackers, not voters.  Hackers can choose the "elected" officials, undetectably.  However states with paper ballots have a false sense of security.  Like paperless states, they report results from election machines, but they don't test whether machines were hacked, and they rarely tally the paper.  Paper ballots protect us only if we have practical ways to tally them.  Assurances that no one has found a hack ring hollow when people rarely look.  Computer hacking of elections goes back at least 24 years to the election which put Nelson Mandela in office.  That was hand-counted, but the computer summation of thousands of hand tallies was hacked and had to be redone independently.  In the US, hand-counting 100 million ballots will be a nightmare if a widespread hack is noticed and changes winners all over the country.  Hand-counting is slow and costs $1 to $7 per ballot, depending on the design and number of contests on the ballot.

Andrew Gillum's Family Under Investigation; May Have Engaged in Voter Fraud.  Less than a year before gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum publicly denounced President Donald Trump's efforts to investigate the threat of voter fraud, Gillum's brother, Marcus Gillum, voted in the 2016 general election in Tallahassee, Florida while a resident of Chicago, Illinois.  According to Florida law, you must be a legal resident in Florida to vote in elections.  Casting an illegal vote in Florida is a third-degree felony.

Texas Democrats Registering Non-Citizens to Vote:  Lawsuit.  Texas Democrats have been accused of asking non-citizens to register and vote according to complaints filed with state and federal officials, even going so far as to send out applications with the citizenship box pre-marked 'Yes.'  District attorneys and the Justice Department were notified about the applications by the Public Interest Legal Foundation.  The group also forwarded a signed affidavit from one individual who said a number of people, who are non-citizens, received the mailing.  Logan Churchwell, a spokesman for the group dedicated to securing the integrity of elections, told the Washington Times, "This is how the Texas Democratic Party is inviting foreign influence in an election in a federal election cycle."

Texas Democrats [are] asking non-citizens to vote.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation has alerted the Justice Department to a gambit by Texas Democrats to get non-citizens to vote.  The state party sent out a voter registration form asking non-citizens to sign up, with the citizenship box already checked "yes." [...] This is an open invitation for voter fraud on a large scale, and the way the Democrats went about it defies belief: [...] How many other state Democratic Parties send out similar requests to non-citizens and haven't been caught?  Are we to believe that one party in one state came up with this idea all on its own?

Texas Dems ask noncitizens to register to vote, send applications with citizenship box pre-checked.  The Texas Democratic Party asked non-citizens to register to vote, sending out applications to immigrants with the box citizenship already checked "Yes," according to new complaints filed Thursday asking prosecutors to see what laws may have been broken.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation alerted district attorneys and the federal Justice Department to the pre-checked applications, and also included a signed affidavit from a man who said some of his relatives, who aren't citizens, received the mailing.  "This is how the Texas Democratic Party is inviting foreign influence in an election in a federal election cycle," said Logan Churchwell, spokesman for the PILF, a group that's made its mark policing states' voter registration practices.

Paid Democratic Voter Fraud Ring Uncovered In Texas.  Despite being constantly assured by Democrats and most of the mainstream media (but I repeat myself) that voter fraud doesn't really happen, these nagging stories seem to keep popping up.  This one, picked up by CBS News in Dallas, is a doozy.  Four women have been charged with felonies in Fort Worth after the discovery that they were intercepting ballots, primarily intended for elderly voters, and filling them out themselves before trying to trick the intended voters into signing them.  And it's not just a few ballots either.

Four women in 'voter fraud ring' arrested.  Members of an organized voter fraud ring have been arrested and indicted on charges they targeted and, in one case stole, the votes of elderly voters on the city's north side.  Four people were arrested — Leticia Sanchez, Leticia Sanchez Tepichin, Maria Solis and Laura Parra — after being indicted on 30 felony counts of voter fraud, according to a statement from the Texas Attorney General's Office.  These people allegedly were paid to target older voters on the north side "in a scheme to generate a large number of mail ballots and then harvest those ballots for specific candidates in 2016," the statement read.

Colorado seen as model for election security.  With less than three weeks until the midterm elections, many Americans are still concerned about the integrity of the country's voting systems.  According the Department of Homeland Security, the only system successfully breached by Russian government actors in 2016 was Illinois' voter registration system.  "Although no votes were changed," Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen said, "we saw without question that Russian government cyber actors were actively seeking vulnerabilities and access to our election infrastructure.  We assume ... that Russia's campaign probably targeted all 50 states."

U.S. Has 3.5 Million More Registered Voters Than Live Adults — A Red Flag For Electoral Fraud.  American democracy has a problem — a voting problem.  According to a new study of U.S. Census data, America has more registered voters than actual live voters.  It's a troubling fact that puts our nation's future in peril.  The data come from Judicial Watch's Election Integrity Project.  The group looked at data from 2011 to 2015 produced by the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, along with data from the federal Election Assistance Commission.  As reported by the National Review's Deroy Murdock, who did some numbers-crunching of his own, "some 3.5 million more people are registered to vote in the U.S. than are alive among America's adult citizens.  Such staggering inaccuracy is an engraved invitation to voter fraud."

Democratic Governor Candidate:  Illegals Part Of November 'Blue Wave'.  Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said this week that illegal aliens will be part of the Democratic Party's "blue wave" in the upcoming midterm elections.  Abrams made the remark while campaigning with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Tuesday at the Clayton County campaign office, the Free Beacon reported.  "The thing of it is, the blue wave is African American.  It is white.  It is Latino.  It is Asian-Pacific Islander," Abrams said.  "It is made up of those who've been told that they are not worthy of being here.  It is comprised of those who are documented and undocumented."

Voter Fraud Is Real. Here's The Proof.  In Colorado, multiple instances were found of dead people attempting to vote.  Stunningly, "a woman named Sara Sosa who died in 2009 cast ballots in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013."  In Virginia, it was found that nearly 20 voter applications were turned in under the names of dead people.  In Texas, authorities are investigating criminals who are using the technique of "vote harvesting" to illegally procure votes for their candidates.  "Harvesting" is the practice of illegally obtaining the signatures of valid voters in order to vote in their name without their consent for the candidate(s) the criminal supports.  These are just some instances of voter fraud we know about.  It would be silly to assume cases that have been discovered are the only cases of fraud.

Four Women Indicted in North Texas Voter Fraud Ring.  Four women who are accused of targeting elderly voters in 2016 were indicted on 30 felony counts of voter fraud and arrested following an investigation by the office of the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.  The defendants were members of an organized voter fraud ring and were paid to target elderly voters in certain northern Fort Worth precincts in a scheme to generate large numbers of mail ballots, then harvest those ballots for specific candidates, the office's news release said.  The Attorney General's Office did not reveal what candidates paid for the effort.

Four Members of an Organized Voter Fraud Ring Stole Dem Party Ballots.  Four women are accused of stealing ballots for the Democrat Party in 2016.  They targeted elderly voters' ballots and were indicted on 30 felony counts of voter fraud.  Police arrested them following an investigation by the office of the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the Star Telegram reports.  They were part of an organized voter fraud ring and were paid by someone(s) to target elderly voters in northern Fort Worth.  The purpose was to generate and harvest the ballots for specific Democrat candidates.

Georgia's Democratic Candidate For Governor Implies Illegal Immigrants Will Vote For Democrats.  Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said the alleged "blue wave" Democrats are expecting in the 2018 midterm elections is filled with "documented and undocumented" voters.  "The thing of it is, the blue wave is African American.  It is white.  It is Latino.  It is Asian-Pacific Islander," Abrams said at a Clayton County campaign office Tuesday in a video obtained by The Washington Free Beacon.  "It is made up of those who've been told that they are not worthy of being here.  It is comprised of those who are documented and undocumented."

Layered on top of previous mistakes, California's DMV finds an additional 1,500 people wrongly registered to vote under new system.  Randall Marquis has lived in California for 31 years, but he knew it was a mistake when he received a notice last month that said he was newly registered to vote.  He may have a state driver's license, but he's a citizen of Canada. [...] The Newport Beach resident, who has a green card and is married to a U.S. citizen, was one of some 1,500 people who the California Department of Motor Vehicles said on Monday [10/8/2018] were wrongly registered to vote between late April and late September.  These errors, which included other non-citizens, are in addition to the roughly 23,000 registration mistakes disclosed by the DMV last month.

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Was that really a mistake, or is it just an inevitable and completely predictable byproduct of registering everybody to vote?

In Georgia, a legal battle over electronic vs. paper voting.  Logan Lamb, a cybersecurity sleuth, thought he was conducting an innocuous Google search to pull up information on Georgia's centralized system for conducting elections.  He was taken aback when the query turned up a file with a list of voters and then alarmed when a subsequent simple data pull retrieved the birth dates, drivers' license numbers and partial Social Security numbers of more than 6 million voters, as well as county election supervisors' passwords for use on Election Day.  He also discovered the server had a software flaw that an attacker could exploit to take control of the machine.

Wisconsin Officials Prepare for Potential Election Hackers.  A private vendor inadvertently introduces malware into voting machines he is servicing.  A hacker hijacks the cellular modem used to transmit unofficial Election Day results.

Treat Brett Kavanaugh as good as illegal alien criminals.  Why is Kavanaugh, against whom there is no evidence, treated like the world's worst person, while the powers that be in these hopelessly corrupt blue districts bend over backward trying to shield Third World fiends from being brought to justice for their savage crimes against females?  Is it because they're future, if not present, Democrat voters?  The vast majority of them are on one form of welfare or another, they're not married to the women they impregnate (so they won't be on the hook for child support), they live totally on the arm — no insurance, no driver's licenses, no responsibility for anything whatsoever.  In other words, undocumented Democrats.  American taxpayers pick up the tab for these layabout career criminals' lawyers when they get arrested over and over, as well as their translators, and the court psychologists to say that they can't be held accountable for their crimes since they come from such primitive backgrounds.

Texas Voter Rolls Grow to 15.6M Ahead of Midterm Election.  Texas has set a new voter registration record of 15.6 million people ahead of the highly anticipated Senate race between Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke.

W. Virginia's Decision to Allow Smartphone Voting for Midterms Raises Serious Security Concerns.  For the first time in our nation's history, voters in 24 counties in W. Virginia will be able to vote using their mobile phones.  While some are hailing the decision because it will make voting easier for members of the military deployed overseas, experts are warning of possible security breaches.

House votes to admonish communities that allow noncitizens to vote in local elections.  The House voted Wednesday [9/26/2018] to go on record admonishing communities, such as San Francisco, that now allow immigrants who live in the U.S. illegally to cast ballots in local elections, calling it another way some localities are undermining federal immigration policies.  The 279-72 vote saw 49 Democrats join with nearly every Republican to protest the growing movement to expand the vote.  Sixty-nine Democrats declined to take a stand, voting "present."  The non-binding resolution does not force any changes, but did put lawmakers on record.

Nation's Largest Jail System To Host Voter Registration Event For 'Justice-Involved' Inmates.  Los Angeles County officials have organized a special event on Tuesday, National Voter Registration Day, targeting eligible inmates inside a downtown jail.  It's part of a government-ordered effort "to register as many justice-involved County residents as possible in advance of the November 2018 election."  County agencies leading a "voter engagement task force" have been working with the ACLU, anti-incarceration groups, and the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, which operates seven custody centers that make up the nation's largest jail system.  The campaign, called "L.A. Free the Vote," was created "to strategize and guide voter registration efforts for justice-involved residents."

Illinois Democrat Party Leader Tells Voters:  "Vote Early, Vote Often.  Whatever You Can Get Away With".  The St. Clair County Democrats held a rally recently [9/15/2018] in Caseyville to promote Democrat politicians.  The St. Clair Democrat leader told the rally to "vote early and often.  Whatever you can get away with."  [Video clip]

Mexican National Faces Deportation After Pleading Guilty to Voter Fraud in Texas.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that a Mexican national pleaded guilty Thursday [9/13/2018] to voter fraud in three elections, including one for president in 2016 and will eventually be deported.  Laura Janeth Garza, 38, a Mexican citizen, pleaded guilty to voter fraud charges of voter impersonation and ineligible voting, both second-degree felonies.  Garza was sentenced in Montgomery County Court to 10 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.  She will be deported after serving her jail time, according to the Attorney General's office.

California DMV Gives Illegal Voters a Surge.  Last week California's Department of Motor Vehicles sent 23,000 "erroneous" voter registrations to the office of Secretary of State Alex Padilla, who maintains the list of registered voters.  The DMV blamed it technical errors and said none of the erroneous registrations involved undocumented immigrants.  Padilla was "extremely disappointed and deeply frustrated" and the DMV assured him it wouldn't happen again.  Legitimate voters have good reason to believe Padilla was not disappointed but delighted.  The odds are strong that illegals make up most if not all of the newly registered voters.  The registrations of illegals will be happening again, in greater numbers, as the November election approaches.  The day after the 23,000 registrations made news, it emerged that from late April to early August, the DMV registered 182,000 "new voters," with the largest number, 112,000, choosing "no party."  Neither the DMV nor Padilla would explain the numbers but the trend is evident and all by design.

Mo Brooks:  Likely 15M Illegal Aliens in U.S., Giving Blue States 20 Additional Congressional Seats.  Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) says the counting of illegal aliens when dividing up congressional seats and electoral college votes is a violation of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.  Brooks, along with the state of Alabama, are suing the federal government for their counting of illegal aliens, rather than citizens, in congressional apportionment and the dividing up of electoral college votes.

San Fran Green Lights Illegals To Vote.  Our country has twisted itself in knots over the possibility of foreigners (ie:  Russia) having unduly influenced our elections (even though recounts and investigations have confirmed that the outcome was NOT changed by foreign interference).  You'd think that would be reminder enough as to just how precious the individual value of a lawful voter is, and how it must be safeguarded against anything that would erode the value of that one vote.

Houston, We Have a Problem.  Texas has a dramatic history when it comes to voting.  "Landslide Lyndon" Johnson, who went on to become America's 36th president, benefited from blatant fraud to win his first Senate race in 1948.  Following a runoff against a popular former governor, Johnson's backers used recounts, corrections, and phony vote-shifting to hand him an 87-vote primary victory.  Today, it isn't so easy to simply fabricate thousands of votes.  However, inaccurate voter registration rolls, brimming with the names of noncitizens, as well as those who have moved away or died, open the way to error and fraud.  That threatens the integrity of the vote in Texas and elsewhere.  A review of the presidential votes cast in Texas in 2008, 2012, and 2016 by the data analysis firm Votistics found a disturbing number of duplicate registrations and multiple votes.  This means that inaccurate voter rolls are not harmless, forgivable mistakes.

Felons register as Democrat over Republican by 6 to 1.  A new study published a leading political science journal confirms yet again what any observer of American politics knows instinctively:  Felons who are allowed to vote overwhelmingly favor Democrats — 6 to 1 in the states studies.

Spanish-language sample ballots now required in 32 more Florida counties.  A federal judge has ordered 32 counties statewide to provide sample ballots in Spanish to accommodate thousands of Puerto Ricans who moved to Florida after Hurricane Maria.  Federal Judge Mark Walker issued an order Friday [9/7/2018], calling English-language ballots a detriment to voters who only speak Spanish.

Democrat Election Scam Just Chose Wyoming's Next Republican Governor.  Democrats pretending to be Republican for primary day just chose the next Republican candidate for governor in America's reddest state.  Wyoming gave President Trump his biggest victory in the entire presidential election, with sixty-seven percent of the vote.  Because the state is so red, the Democrats' choice will definitely win the general election and become the next governor of Wyoming. [...] Democrats in the 21st century don't believe in having two-party elections.  In California, they try to shut out Republican voters by having a system where the two highest polling candidates win, even if both are Democrat.

More than 23,000 Californians were registered to vote incorrectly by state DMV.  Tens of thousands of Californians have been registered to vote incorrectly by the state Department of Motor Vehicles, including some who were assigned the wrong political party preference, officials said Wednesday [9/5/2018].  Officials insist the errors were limited to 23,000 of the 1.4 million voter registration files sent to elections offices between late April, when California's new automated "motor voter" system went into effect, and early August.

Illegal immigrants who exploited Motor Voter to register in North Carolina still on rolls.  Elvis David Fullerton has voted in 16 elections in North Carolina dating back nearly two decades.  The only problem, authorities say, is he's not a citizen and never should have been on the voter rolls, much less allowed to step into a polling booth to cast a ballot.  Mr. Fullerton, who is still a citizen of Grenada, is one of 19 North Carolinians the federal government indicted last month on charges of illegal voting.  Yet even now, his name remains on the state's rolls in Wake County, and local officials say there's not much they can do about it.

23,000 California DMV voter-registration fails and we're not supposed to worry about illegals voting.  In an issue the press suggests we shouldn't be too concerned about, the California Department of Motor Vehicles says it's screwed up 23,000 voter registrations based on its stewardship of the state's automatic voting registration system, known as its motor-voter law. [...] Hey, we know what your first question was, and both the DMV and the press assure that none of them was an illegal.  They aren't too sure what happened, which is why they are telling everyone to check his own registration, but they are...sure there were no illegals.  This, despite the origins of the problem they described: that DMV officials left old screens up, and the information from the previous clients was sent to the state on behalf of the clients who followed.  Why that couldn't possibly include illegals was not a topic of inquiry for either the Los Angeles Times or the Sacramento Bee, which covered this issue.

Investigation: Potentially 39M Cases of Identity Theft by Illegal Aliens in Last Four Years.  There have been potentially 39 million cases in the last four years in which Americans have had their identities and Social Security Numbers stolen by illegal aliens, a new investigation reveals. [...] If each fraudulent Social Security Number user submitted only one W-2 form a year under a fake identity, this still amounts to nearly ten million individuals using stolen identities of American citizens.

North Carolina hit with subpoena for millions of voter records by federal officials investigating fraud.  Federal immigration officials have subpoenaed more than 20 million documents related to voter records in North Carolina as part of an investigation into alleged fraud.  The official request is "the most exhaustive on record" for election officials, North Carolina State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement (NCSBE) attorney Josh Lawson said to the assistant U.S. attorney named on the subpoena in an email, which was provided to Fox News.  The request comes just weeks after Justice Department officials charged 19 foreign nationals with illegal voting in North Carolina in the 2016 election.

Confusion In Super Close Alaska Primary After 17 Voter Registrations Trace Back To A Single Mobile Home.  A potential investigation hangs over an Alaska State House Republican primary after the race came down to a few votes, but irregularities like 17 voter registrations that trace back to a single mobile home address caught the attention of the Alaska Division of Elections.  Incumbent Gabrielle LeDoux leads challenger Aaron Weaver by 113 votes after Tuesday's election, but at least 26 absentee ballots for LeDoux are classified as "suspect" by the state Division of Elections, reported KTVA.

Can hackers tamper with your vote?  Researchers show it's possible in nearly 30 states.  Top computer researchers gave a startling presentation recently about how to intercept and switch votes on emailed ballots, but officials in the 30 or so states said the ease with which votes could be changed wouldn't alter their plans to continue offering electronic voting in some fashion.  Two states — Washington and Alaska — have ended their statewide online voting systems.

Yes, Aliens, Including Illegal Aliens, Vote In Our Elections.  Back in February of 2017 Time Magazine's Wendy Weiser And Douglas Keith published "The Actually True and Provable Facts About Non-Citizen Voting," claiming that "Like voter fraud generally, non-citizen voting is incredibly rare.  Simply put, we already know that ineligible non-citizens do not vote in American elections — including the 2016 election — except at negligible rates."  They based their analysis on state prosecutions of vote fraud, but what they failed to account for was the fact that few states, even those run by Republicans, conduct the kind of investigations necessary to uncover vote Illegal votingfraud, and even fewer elected officials want to risk the charges of racism and vote suppression typically hurled at any official conducting such an investigation.

We Need Paper Ballots to Avoid Voter Fraud and Internet Tampering.  Popular representation is one of the central founding principles of the United States, protecting its validity should be a core role of the government.  Foreign hackers attempted to infiltrate the election systems of 39 states during the previous election.  There is every reason to believe that elections in 2018 and 2020 will be at greater risk.  The threat could come from North Korea, Iran, or any of a number of foreign or domestic adversaries.  HR 3751 would address the threat in a manner that's fiscally responsible, prudent with respect to state and local policy-making prerogatives, and effective in hardening defenses.

Sen. Bill Nelson Urges Placement of Early Voting Sites on College Campuses As Midterms Near.  U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) took to the Senate floor to urge the placement of early voting sites on college campuses before the upcoming midterm elections.  Sen. Nelson's speech comes on the heels of a recent report that indicates that it's unlikely the University of North Florida will host an early voting site available to students in time for the upcoming midterm elections, despite a ruling issued by a federal judge in Florida last month that permits early voting sites on college campuses.

Feds charge 19 non-citizens with illegally voting in 2016.  The Justice Department announced charges Friday [8/24/2018] against 19 noncitizens who they say illegally voted in the 2016 election — putting a major spotlight on one of President Trump's pet issues.  Among those accused of voting are illegal immigrants and legal residents alike — though none of them were citizens and therefore weren't allowed to register to vote or cast ballots.  While far from the millions of votes Mr. Trump has said were illegally cast in 2016, the 19 indictments by a grand jury in North Carolina do highlight a problem that Democrats say doesn't exist in any significant measure.  Those charged include four Mexicans, two from Haiti, two from the Dominican Republic and one each from Italy, Grenada, Korea, Guyana, Germany, Poland, Japan, El Salvador, Panama, Nigeria and the Philippines.

NBC News Spins Fantasy Yarn To Try To Save Bill Nelson From Himself.  Florida Senator Bill Nelson is in a tough fight for reelection against incumbent governor Rick Scott.  A few days ago, for reasons that aren't all that clear, Nelson claimed that the Godless Russkies had penetrated the Florida election system and were plundering about unimpeded.  The implication was clearly that they were going to steal the election in favor of the well known Russian stooge opposing him.

Bill Nelson Admits He Made Up Russian Hacking Claim.  Governor Rick Scott has a small lead over Bill Nelson in the Florida Senate race that is a concern to Nelson.  Probably to give himself an edge or an excuse for falling behind, Nelson said the Russians penetrated "some voter registrations" in Florida.  Nelson went public with the claim in early August, claiming the ubiquitous Russians have "penetrated" some "voter registration systems" in Florida ahead of the 2018 midterms.  "They have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about," Nelson told the Tampa Bay Times before a campaign event in Tampa.  He said something similar a day earlier in Tallahassee but declined to elaborate.

Michigan:  Muslims were giving voters rides to the polls to elect sharia candidates.  Despite a few setbacks, they are aggressively picking up seats in elected office all across the U.S. The end goal for all Muslims is sharia.  They aren't joking.

11-Year-Old Hacks into Mock Florida Election Results Website in Under 10 Minutes.  An 11-year-old boy hacked into a mock-up of a Florida state election website to change the voting results in under ten minutes at the world's largest yearly hacking convention on Friday [8/10/2018].  Organizers of the event, DEFCON 26, said in a statement that 11-year-old Emmett Brewer was one out of 50 children participating in the challenge to achieve the feat in such a short amount of time.

670 Ballots Cast in Georgia Precinct With 276 Voters.  Democrats always say there's no need for voter IDs and then something like this happens.  How does a precinct with less than three hundred people suddenly cast almost seven hundred votes?

Conservative Confusion About Who and What We're Fighting.  At this moment, Ohio Democrats and their Beltway masters are diligently working to steal the state's 12th Congressional District from Republican Troy Balderson.  Balderson's Democratic opponent, Danny O'Connor, refused to concede after narrowly losing the special election and a few hours later — the county where he works — miraculously "discovered" 588 uncounted votes in a "routine audit."  When they were counted, Balderson's lead shrank by 190.  Similar skullduggery will accompany the count of provisional and absentee ballots, which will inevitably lead to an automatic recount, which will ultimately lead to an O'Connor "victory."  What has this to do with conservative confusion?  It's a timely reminder that the Democratic Party is little more than a criminal conspiracy and that any conservative who sits at home during the midterms, griping about "GOPes," will be complicit in the destruction of the republic.

Election Day is over, the Democrat is a close second, and...  LOOK!  We found some more ballots!
Hotly contested Ohio race gets closer after hundreds of uncounted votes are found.  The nail-biter playing out in Ohio's 12th Congressional District got even closer Wednesday after 588 uncounted votes were found in a suburb of Columbus, according to county officials.  The ballots were tallied and Democrat Danny O'Connor gained 190 votes on Republican Troy Balderson.  The GOP candidate, who was endorsed by President Trump, currently leads by 1,564 votes.  The Franklin County Board of Elections said in a news release that the newly discovered ballots had not been "processed into the tabulation system," and the issue was corrected.

Scores of Registered Voters Over 116 Years Old Found In Ohio's 12th District, Report Claims.  A new report alleges that there are scores of registered voters who are over 116 years old in Ohio's 12th Congressional District, where Republican Troy Balderson is currently hanging onto a narrow lead over Democrat Danny O'Connor in Tuesday's [8/7/2018] special election.  Eric Eggers, the research director at the Government Accountability Institute (GAI), reports that GAI accessed voter rolls in Ohio's 12th Congressional District last August and found "170 registered voters listed as being over 116 years old [that] still existed on the [voter] rolls."

Eric Eggers: 'Democrat Political Machine Built' on 'Reliance of Illegal Votes'.  There were 1,800 ballots cast by noncitizens in the state of Virginia over the course of just a few years.  And of course, the Democrats' reaction to this, led by Terry McAuliffe, is actually not to say, 'Hey that's a problem, we should go try to figure out what's going on and fix it.'  They just quietly remove the noncitizens from the voter rolls and try to act like nothing happened.

Bill Nelson:  The Russians have Penetrated some Florida voter registration systems.  Russian operatives have "penetrated" some of Florida's voter registration systems ahead of the 2018 midterms, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said Wednesday [8/8/2018], adding new urgency to concerns about hacking.  The state, however, said it has received "zero information" supporting his claim.  "They have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about," Nelson told the Tampa Bay Times before a campaign event in Tampa.  He said something similar a day earlier in Tallahassee but declined to elaborate.  "That's classified," the Democrat said Tuesday.

The Editor says...
Don't sound the alarm about an emerging scandal and then say you can't talk about it because it's classified.

Update:
South Florida election heads say no evidence Russians have breached voter systems, despite Nelson's statement.  South Florida election chiefs said Thursday they have no reason to believe their voter registration rolls have been compromised by hackers, despite comments from Sen. Bill Nelson that Russians have gained access to some Florida counties' systems.  Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes said she has not received any special alerts from Nelson or the federal government.  "We have had absolutely no information regarding that," she said Thursday.  "We have not seen anything with our system that something strange is going on."

Rick Scott demands Bill Nelson provide proof of Russian election meddling.  Amid growing concerns over the security of Florida voter registration systems, Gov. Rick Scott demanded Friday that Sen. Bill Nelson prove a vague claim that Russians have penetrated state safeguards.  "Either Bill Nelson knows of crucial information the federal government is withholding from Florida elections officials or he is simply making things up," Scott said in prepared remarks at a campaign event in Tampa.  "Did Nelson illegally release some classified information?  Or did he make this charge of Russian penetration up?"

Sen. Bill Nelson Admits He Has No Evidence Of 2018 Election Hacking.  Last week, Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson claimed that the Florida voting system had been compromised by Russians leading up to the 2018 elections.  But on Tuesday, the Florida senator distanced himself from his earlier claim, blaming the political climate for his inconsistent statements.  Last month, Nelson and Republican Sen. Marco Rubio co-authored a letter they sent to 67 county election supervisors within the state, urging them to be vigilant and warning them of potential threats in November.  This letter did not state that voting systems had been "penetrated" by the Russians, as Nelson claimed last week.

NBC News:  Sen. Nelson Leaked Some Genuine, But Classified, Information.  Wednesday [8/15/2018] I wrote about Sen. Bill Nelson's recent comment that the Russians "have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about."  Nelson's rival in the Florida Senate race, Governor Rick Scott said at the time, "Did Nelson illegally release some classified information?  Or did he make this charge of Russian penetration up?"  Today [8/17/2018], NBC News reports the answer is the former, i.e.  Nelson leaked some classified information.

Nancy Pelosi:  Voting for Democrats Gives "Leverage" to Illegal Immigrants.  Minority leader Nancy Pelosi told supporters in El Paso, Texas, a border city on the US-Mexico divide, that Democrats give "leverage" to illegals.  What an amazing admission!  And, of course, she conflates legal immigration with illegal immigration.

Peter Fonda Encourages Voter Fraud So Democrats Can Win.  Actor Peter Fonda, who last made headlines when he said he wanted to "rip Barron Trump from his mother" and put him in a "cage with pedophiles," is back in the headlines again.  This time, Fonda suggests Democrats commit voter fraud so they can win elections.  Oh, and mail fraud, or theft, or some sort of other serious crime.  Responding to a follower on Twitter who expressed concern that "only 21 percent" of millennials voted in the last election, Fonda wrote:  "Then we have to take them by the hand and lead them to the water and teach them to drink!  If you have a millennial in your family, take their early ballots, fill them out and mail them in, or take the ballot to the voting place and give it to the officials... no more worrying!"  Don't look for the tweet — it's been deleted.

670 Ballots Cast in Georgia Precinct With 276 Voters.  Democrats always say there's no need for voter IDs and then something like this happens.  How does a precinct with less than three hundred people suddenly cast almost seven hundred votes?

670 ballots in a precinct with 276 voters, and other tales from Georgia's primary.  Habersham County's Mud Creek precinct in northeastern Georgia had 276 registered voters ahead of the state's primary elections in May.  But 670 ballots were cast, according to the Georgia secretary of state's office, indicating a 243 percent turnout.  The discrepancy, included in a number of sworn statements and exhibits filed as part of a federal lawsuit against the state by election security activists, comes amid swelling public concern for the security of Georgia's voting systems.  Georgia is one of four states that uses voting machines statewide that produce no paper record for voters to verify, making them difficult to audit, experts say.
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Noncitizens across U.S. find it easy to register to vote, cast ballots.  A Russian national or any other noncitizen can easily influence a U.S. election by simply registering to vote in California — just ask Elizaveta Shuvalova.  Ms. Shuvalova said she didn't even know her name was added to the San Francisco voter rolls in 2012, when she was a 21-year-old Russian citizen living legally in the U.S. but ineligible to vote.  "I've never registered for anything in my entire life," said Ms. Shuvalova, who became a U.S. citizen early last year.  "This is news to me."

Majority of Democrats:  Illegal Aliens Should be Given the Right to Vote.  A majority of Democrat voters now say that the 12 million illegal aliens currently residing in the United States should be given the right to vote.  In a new poll by Rasmussen Reports, a majority of 54 percent of Democrats said illegal aliens in the U.S. should be given the right to vote so long as they pay taxes.  Illegal aliens paying taxes ensures the identity theft of Americans.

Democrats Embracing Crazy Could Be A Gift To The GOP.  Yes, 55 percent of Democrats actually believe the idea that Russia changed votes to favor Trump, either "definitely" or "probably" happened. [...] For this to be true it would not only require Trump and Putin to have conspired together, but for everyone investigating that alleged collusion to have been in on it as well since everyone investigating it, from Congress to the Justice Department, has said no votes were changed.  How could so many people believe something so obviously false?  It'd be easy to just say they're stupid; "dumb liberals" and all that.  But it's something worse.  It's the media and the Democratic Party consciously giving people that impression on purpose in an attempt to make their voters think Trump is an illegitimate president.  When people who know better, people in positions of trust and authority, say things like, "The Russians 'hacked' the election," there is no doubt of their motive.  These are people whose professional currency is words, this many of them this often saying something deliberately misleading isn't by accident.

Dozens of locked up sex offenders among those granted conditional pardons by Gov. Cuomo so they can vote.  Dozens of convicted sexual predators deemed too dangerous to be returned to the community after their release from prison are among the thousands who received conditional pardons from Gov. Cuomo, giving them the right to vote, the Daily News has learned.  At least 77 sexual predators sent to civil confinement in state psychiatric hospitals after their prison time was up are affected by the widespread pardons, various records show.

Democrats Support Illegal Aliens Voting.  Goodbye League of Women Voters, Hello League of MS-13 Voters. [...] Within the last decade, the Dem position became that Illegal aliens are an oppressed minority who should have the same, if not superior rights, to those of Americans.  If so, what possible reason is there not to let them vote?  Local municipalities are doing it already.

Liberal enclaves embrace noncitizen voting: 'I think this is another good step forward'.  Forget the Russian government — foreign nationals are increasingly gaining the ability to influence American elections more directly.  They're being granted the right to vote.  From Boston, where the city council is debating the move, to San Francisco, where noncitizens gained the right earlier this month in school-board elections, jurisdictions are looking to expand the boundaries of the electorate beyond its citizens.

Voters [are] Opposed to Illegal Immigrants Voting in Local Elections.  San Francisco is allowing non-citizen parents and guardians of children, including illegal immigrants, to vote in the upcoming school board elections.  That doesn't fly for most voters nationwide, but Democrats are receptive to it.  A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 31% of Likely U.S. Voters favor letting illegal immigrants vote for local officials in the area where they live.  Sixty-two percent (62%) are opposed.

21 Attorneys General Write Letter To Congress Asking For Better Election Security.  21 attorneys general recently signed a letter, urging Congress to strengthen election security standards ahead of the November midterms.  The letter was sent Monday to GOP leaders Senator Roy Blunt and Representative Michael McCaul, saying state and local elections — as well as national ones — are being threatened.  The bipartisan group asked for Congress to pass legislation to address cybersecurity as well as funding to improve election systems.

Study supports Trump: 5.7 million noncitizens may have cast illegal votes.  A research group in New Jersey has taken a fresh look at postelection polling data and concluded that the number of noncitizens voting illegally in U.S. elections is likely far greater than previous estimates.  As many as 5.7 million noncitizens may have voted in the 2008 election, which put Barack Obama in the White House.  The research organization Just Facts, a widely cited, independent think tank led by self-described conservatives and libertarians, revealed its number-crunching in a report on national immigration.

Nets Turn a Blind Eye to San Francisco Allowing Illegals to Vote.  Which would you say was more important, The Brady Bunch house going up for sale in Los Angeles or San Francisco giving illegal aliens the right to vote?  Well, for ABC's World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News, it was the former.  On Thursday [7/19/2018], San Francisco began a campaign to register illegal immigrants so they could vote in school board elections.  Instead of reporting on that controversial liberal policy, ABC and NBC chose to focus on frivolous topics like the Brady Bunch house.  ABC also fawned over Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen playing together at Madison Square Garden, while NBC touted Baltimore banning sugary drinks from kid's menus and parents fighting at Little League games.

Illegal Aliens Register to Vote in San Francisco.  The Democrat party cares not for taxpaying American citizens.  They cater to illegal aliens.  They are turning the illegals into one huge voting block in order to permanently entrench the Dem party as we are seeing with this move to allow non-citizens to vote and other 'motor voter' laws.

Largest Voting Machine Vendor in US Admits Its Systems Had Remote-Access Software Installed.  A bombshell revelation on the security of voting in the United States has just surfaced in the form of a letter from the country's largest voting machine manufacturer.  The company, Election Systems and Software (ES&S) admitted that despite denying previous allegations of its voting systems coming installed with remote-access software, their systems did, indeed, allow for remote connections.  In a letter to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), written in April, but only released this week, the company acknowledged that it had installed software that made the systems remotely accessible from anywhere.

Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States.  The nation's top voting machine maker has admitted in a letter to a federal lawmaker that the company installed remote-access software on election-management systems it sold over a period of six years, raising questions about the security of those systems and the integrity of elections that were conducted with them.  In a letter sent to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) in April and obtained recently by Motherboard, Election Systems and Software acknowledged that it had "provided pcAnywhere remote connection software ... to a small number of customers between 2000 and 2006," which was installed on the election-management system ES&S sold them.

San Francisco Doles Out Voter Registration Forms to Non-Citizens.  The Department of Elections in San Francisco has begun circulating voter registration forms for non-citizens to participate in a Board of Education vote in the 2018 election.  The city becomes the first in the Golden State to allow non-citizens a say in local elections.  The measure passed in 2016 by a vote of 54 to 46 percent, after failing two previous times.  "I think it's critical that all of our families have a voice in the governance of our schools," said School Board member Haney, who co-authored the resolution.

Still waiting for the outrage on Mexico's (and everyone else's) election meddling.  Mexico has done amazing amounts of meddling in our elections, particularly the last one.  It was the only nation that openly advertised to its nationals to come over to its diplomatic consulates (not places U.S. nationals are allowed to go to) and register to vote in U.S. elections, something that in California undoubtedly led to a lot of Mexican nationals voting and the resulting cancelation of Americans' votes, meaning the disenfranchisement of American voters.  That's a foreign policy objective for them.  California, understand, does not check if voters are illegal and on its voter signature form and has slyly changed its "I certify I am a U.S. citizen" to "I certify I am a U.S. resident" to avoid prosecuting illegals for voting.  Mexico knows this well.  With Mexico registering the voters of what is not its own country, but a foreign country, you can bet a lot of illegal voting has come courtesy of the Mexican government.

Immigrants find noncitizen voter registration easy.  Abdel showed up at his local Pennsylvania motor vehicle office to take his driver's license test — and walked out having registered to vote, even though he is not a citizen.  He said his command of English isn't good and the computer system was unclear, but he somehow managed to sign up even though he knew he shouldn't.  Then there was Angelo, who figured he could vote because he joined the U.S. military, even though he wasn't a citizen.  He, too, signed up at the Pennsylvania motor vehicle bureau and registered as a Democrat.  He then voted nearly every year from 2001 through 2014.  He finally wrote to Allegheny County asking to be stricken from the rolls, saying he had been ineligible all along.

Voter fraud investigation deepens in Dallas County, targeting Grand Prairie candidate.  A voter fraud investigation in Dallas County continues to deepen with prosecutors asking a judge late last week to impound a "suspicious box" of mail-in ballot applications they believe may be tied to a political candidate in the May election.  Investigators appear to be homing in on the candidate, who they did not name in new court documents but described as a suspect who lives in Grand Prairie.  Authorities are also looking into two other suspects who are connected to the candidate and who prosecutors say assisted voters in mailing ballots in envelopes signed with suspected forged signatures.  Those votes were rejected from being counted.

Noncitizen Arrested for Alleged Illegal 'Voter Assistance' Scheme in Texas Border City.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Tuesday [6/26/2018] that authorities arrested a noncitizen for her alleged role in a voter assistance scheme during a 2016 border city runoff election.  Marcela Gutierrez, a non-United States citizen, was taken into custody following an investigation conducted by the AG's office.  On June 3, she was indicted by a Hidalgo County grand jury and charged with illegal voting for marking a ballot without a voter's consent in a June 2016 Hidalgo city runoff election.  Gutierrez purportedly misled a voter to believe she was demonstrating how to use a voting machine when, actually, the accused cast votes on a ballot for a slate of candidates she was paid to support.

Texas Democrat Runoff Election Results Invalidated for 'Voter Fraud'.  A Texas judge threw out the results of a recent Democrat runoff race for a justice of the peace seat in Kleberg County, ruling seven votes cast were invalid.  He ordered a new election must be held.  Breitbart Texas reported that Democrat challenger Ofelia "Ofie" Gutierrez contested the results of the May 22 primary runoff race against Democrat incumbent Esequiel "Cheque" De La Paz for Kleberg County Justice of the Peace in District 4.  Gutierrez originally lost by seven votes.  She requested a recount but lost again by six votes, 318 to 312.  Then, on June 8, Gutierrez sued De La Paz, alleging voter fraud.

Online voting is impossible to secure.  So why are some governments using it?  Dr. Vanessa Teague is one frustrated cryptographer.  A researcher at the University of Melbourne in Australia, Teague has twice demonstrated massive security flaws in the online voting systems used in state elections in Australia — including one of the largest deployments of online voting ever, the 2015 New South Wales (NSW) state election, with 280,000 votes cast online.  The response?  Official complaints about her efforts to university administrators, and a determination by state election officials to keep using online voting, despite ample empirical proof, she says, that these systems are not secure.

118,522 voters [were] accidentally left off Los Angeles County polling place rosters.  If you are a registered voter in Los Angeles County and poll workers say they can't find your name on the roster at the polling place when you go to vote, don't worry — you can still cast a provisional ballot.  Some Angelenos needed a bit of reassurance that their votes would be counted in Tuesday's primary election after 118,522 voters' names were accidentally left off rosters due to a printing error, according to L.A. County Registrar Dean C. Logan.

Supreme Court gives Texas partial victory in gerrymandering case, state must redraw one district.  The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday [6/25/2018] that the Republican-led Legislature in Texas improperly used race to draw a predominantly Hispanic House district in Fort Worth, but overturned a lower court ruling that invalidated other legislative and congressional districts under challenge for allegedly diluting the voting power of black and Latino voters.

California Democrats' Illegal Alien Voting Scam.  As the Los Angeles Times reported in 2015, California's 2015 voter registration law "is intended to streamline the process of signing up to vote and encourage more participation in elections."  It kicks in "when people go to the DMV to obtain or renew a driver's license." [...] According to the DMV, as of March 2018, more than one million undocumented immigrants have received driver's licenses.  Did any vote in the 2016 presidential election?  California Senator Dianne Feinstein denies that widespread voter fraud occurs and Alex Padilla refuses to release data from voter rolls.  So legal residents and taxpayers have good reason to wonder what he is hiding.  State legislators who take an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution now reward the violation of immigration law, and punish those who approve and follow federal law.  The largesse for illegals also violates state law, the 1996 Proposition 209, which bars ethnic preferences in state education, employment and contracting.  California state universities privilege illegals with in-state tuition and as the budget shows, even pay their legal bills.  Neither would apply to a legal African American or Asian American student from Michigan or Nevada.

Almost 4,000 Cases of Likely Voter Fraud Recorded By Wisconsin Officials After 2016 Election.  Almost a thousand cases of potential election day registration fraud were referred to district attorneys across Wisconsin following the 2016 general election, and questions remain over thousands more voters who can't be located or verified, according to data from the state Elections Commission.  All together, 368,392 people registered to vote on election day in November 2016.  When the state sent postcards to their addresses to verify their residency after the election, 10,461 came back as undeliverable.  Local officials claim they were able to reconcile all but 3,871 of them.  That means, officially, 3,871 voters in the 2016 election cannot be verified and potentially voted illegally.  Unofficially, there could be as many as 10,461 cases of voter fraud from the 2016 election due to election day registrations (EDR) alone.

No stamp, no problem:  California lawmakers approve proposal for postage-free voting by mail.  California voters no longer would have to scramble to find stamps for their ballots under legislation sent to Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday [6/21/2018] for postage-free voting.  If signed into law, Assembly Bill 216 would require county elections officials to send prepaid postage envelopes with ballots mailed to voters.  Californians frequently fail to put enough stamps on an envelope, or simply send a ballot back without any postage.  Some of those ballots are ultimately delivered by postal officials.

Thousands of Cases of Potential Voter Fraud after 2016 Election.  Fortunately, we have enacted some voter integrity measures since then.

Democrats propose changing legal voting age in Michigan to 16.  The unprecedented outpouring of activism from students after the shooting at Marjorie Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Fla., in February is the genesis for a bill introduced in the Legislature last week that would change the voting age in Michigan to 16.  "We allow 16-year-olds to go off and get jobs and pay taxes, but we fail to allow them to exercise their voice come election time," said Sen. David Knezek, D-Dearborn Heights.  "Young people are setting aside their differences and identifying issues they think need to change.  And they can do everything to get that change except vote."  The shooting at Parkland, which left 17 students and teachers dead, prompted multiple school walkouts and large demonstrations across the nation by students calling for more gun control.

This is what voter suppression doesn't look like.  In one of their brave bursts of rage at the police state they live in, Democrats are now up in arms about voter suppression.  They compare it to the days before the Civil Rights Acts and the civil rights movement. [...] Today, things are about as different as you can imagine.  Today, the supposed problem is people in the state of Ohio, who have been on the rolls but failed to vote once in a span of six years and three cycles.  Having failed to respond to a series of notifications and having failed to confirm they still live in the address at which they were registered, they may now be removed from the rolls.

Judge strikes down Kansas law requiring proof of citizenship to vote.  U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson sided with voters Monday [6/18/2018] that Kansas cannot require people who register to vote to provide documents such as a birth certificate, U.S. passport or naturalization papers.

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Typical Associated Press bias:  The judge "sided with voters."  Really?  The judge ruled in favor of those who wish to cast a ballot with no questions asked, but this is not a ruling in favor of the voters who are legally entitled to a vote in an election that is not diluted by ineligible ballots.

Supreme Court sidesteps consideration of partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin, Maryland redistricting cases.  The Supreme Court on Monday [6/18/2018] took a pass on deciding the limits of partisan gerrymandering — or efforts by state legislatures to create voting maps most favorable to one political party.

Fighting Voter Fraud:  California, Ohio, Virginia.  In the state of California, we have a voter fraud problem.  Of course, the Democratic Party, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Congressman Elijah Cummings play the race card every time someone talks about ending voter fraud and voter registration incompetence.  But the voter fraud problem in California is massive and unmistakable.  In Election 2018, eleven counties had a higher voter turnout than the actual number of potential voters in the different counties.  Los Angeles County was at the top of the list for this officious discrepancy.

VA Supreme Court Kills Gov. Terry McAuliffe's Executive Order Giving Felons Voting Rights.  In a similar story to President Obama's executive orders on illegal immigration, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe's executive orders granting voting rights to over 200,000 convicted felons was deemed unconstitutional by the Virginia Supreme Court.  Not surprising that Gov. McAuliffe would take a page out of Obama's playbook given that he's been a Democrat insider since his days as a bundler for Bill Clinton.

The Supreme Court's Narrow Decision on Purging Voter Rolls.  The Supreme Court this morning [6/11/2018], in a 5-4 decision, upheld Ohio's purge of the names of some inactive voters from the voter rolls.  "Purging voters" sounds pretty radical, right?  That's what you'd think from the loud freakout over the decision from Democrats and liberal/progressive pundits and celebrities.  The reality is much more modest, and Justice Alito's opinion in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute resolved only a very narrow question of federal statutory law.

SCOTUS Clears The Way For Ohio To Clean The Voting Rolls.  This is a case which we covered here when it first went through the circuit courts and it's probably going to impact a lot of states now that it's finished.  Ohio passed a law a few years ago which allows the state to delete residents from the voter rolls if they fail to vote over a certain period of time.  After two years of not voting the state sends them a notification.  If they fail to respond and go on to not vote for four more years they are dropped from the rolls.  The led to more than 7,500 people being purged in relatively short order and a group of them went to court to protest the law.  An appellate court sided with the purged voters, but now the Supreme Court has overturned that ruling.  The majority found that the state was in compliance with the law in removing voters in this fashion.

A Victory for Election Integrity.  The Supreme Court issued a decision today in Husted v. A. Phillip Randolph Institute, a case involving Ohio's voter list maintenance policies.  By a 5-4 vote, the Court upheld Ohio's policy of removing ineligible and outdated voters from it rolls.  The majority concluded that the practice under challenge — which cancels the registration of voters who do not go to the polls and who don't respond to a notice — does not violate the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) and the Help America Vote Act.  This is a major victory for election integrity.  As the majority (per Justice Alito) noted, it is estimated that roughly one in eight voter registrations is "either invalid or significantly inaccurate" and that 2.75 million people are registered to vote in more than one state.

Schumer Gets Hysterical After SCOTUS Defends Ohio's Voter Registration Process.  On Monday [6/11/2018], Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer ripped the Supreme Court's decision to rule in favor of the "Use it or Lose it" voter registration process, saying it would "disenfranchise" voters.

Houston registrar battles to keep non-citizens on voter rolls.  Houston's registrar says she's under no obligation to remove non-citizens from her voter rolls under the National Voter Registration Act, testing the limits of how far states and localities can go in trying to thwart efforts to clean up their election lists.  Ann Harris Bennett, registrar for Harris County in Texas, is battling to keep secret the names of non-citizens who signed up to vote and, in some cases, may have even cast ballots.  In a federal court filing last week she said people can be removed for other reasons, but there is no requirement she erase names of people even after they tell her they aren't citizens.

New York cop killer released from prison given right to vote under new Cuomo policy.  A cop killer recently released from prison will get another added benefit of freedom:  the right to vote.  Herman Bell, 70, who served 44 years in prison for the murder of two New York police officers in the 1970s, was granted parole last month by the state parole board.  But a fresh decision by New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to issue conditional pardons to more than 24,000 parolees means Bell can vote in the upcoming election.

Three Arrested in Voter Signature Fraud on Skid Row.  How much does it cost buy a fraudulent voter signature in LA?  Not a lot, according to the LAPD — just a dollar and a smoke.  Three men were arrested on Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles Saturday — while allegedly paying homeless people with cash and cigarettes — to falsify names and signatures on official campaign petitions, police said.  The men had been observed engaging in suspicious interactions with people on sidewalks Sixth and San Julian streets last week, but it was only after consultation with state elections officials that the arrests were made during an undercover operation days later, carried out by police assigned to the Central Division.

Cuomo issues pardons officially giving parolees voting rights.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued conditional pardons restoring voting rights to more than 24,000 parolees — including cop killer Herman Bell, who was released from prison last month.  The pardons cover 24,086 ex-cons who are currently under parole supervision, the governor's office said Tuesday [5/22/2018].  Cuomo issued an executive order last month which gave him the authority to issue pardons so ex-cons could vote while on parole.  Bell is among the among the felons whose voting rights were reinstated, records show.

One voter, two registration forms:  Errors reported in rollout of California's 'motor voter' system.  California's elections officials have found themselves with an unexpected headache ahead of the June 5 primary:  potentially thousands of cases where two voter registration forms were created for one person, errors caused by the state's "motor voter" program that launched last month. [...] State elections officials said a software error affected some 77,000 voter records generated at the Department of Motor Vehicles over the past month.  Some of those records — how many remains unclear — resulted in two registration forms for a single voter, a problem reported in several county elections offices across California.

Hundreds of Congressmen Just Failed to Show Up For an Election Security Meeting.  If you've been paying attention to the news cycle since the 2016 presidential election, lawmakers on Capitol Hill have been screaming about the need for election security.  After all, Russia flooded the internet with election propaganda but did not physically change any votes.  Because the midterms are just a few months away, politicians have claimed this is an urgent matter.  Today, lawmakers were expected to show up for a briefing on election security with the Department of Homeland Security.  Hundreds of them bailed.

Mexican woman stole American's identity to vote in elections:  Texas AG.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Monday [5/14/2018] he will prosecute a Mexican woman charged with stealing an American citizen's identity and then using it to cast ballots in three presidential election years.  Laura Janeth Garza was spotted after the American woman went to get a passport, only to have the State Department discover Ms. Garza had already gotten one in her identity.  Federal officials alerted Texas, which conducted a probe and found Ms. Garza also illegally registered to vote and cast ballots in 2004, 2012 and 2016, Mr. Paxton said.

Florida's Electoral System Is Under Attack... By Democrats.  Apparently the state of the electoral system in Broward County (famously the home of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz) is dire and may be under attack.  Is it the Russians?  Some angry white nationalists?  Nope.  Turns out that the Democrats have been accused of destroying disputed ballots from Wasserman-Schultz's primary race in 2016.  Things are bad enough that state election monitors are being sent to Broward County to keep an eye on their process.  And there are more problems where that one came from. [...] All of the controversy is centered around the office of Broward County Election Supervisor Brenda Snipes.

Connecticut state Senate passes bill giving electoral votes to presidential candidate who wins popular vote.  The Connecticut state Senate on Saturday [5/5/2018] voted in favor of a measure to give the state's electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote.  The move puts the state in a position to become the 11th, in addition to Washington, D.C., to join an interstate compact to pool their Electoral College votes for the candidate who wins the popular vote.  The state Senate voted 21-14 in favor of the bill, with the support of three GOP lawmakers, The Guardian reported.  The measure passed the state House on a 77-73 vote last month.  Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy is expected to sign the legislation, according to the report.

The War on Wisdom.  The fact that one of our two major political parties is advocating lowering the voting age to 16 is a good example of the absence of wisdom among a large segment of the adult population.  What adult deems 16-year-olds capable of making a wise voting decision?  The answer is an adult with the wisdom of a 16-year-old:  "Hey, I'm no wiser than most 16-year-olds.  Why should I have the vote and they not?"  America has been influenced and is now being largely led by members of the Baby-Boom generation.  This is the generation that came up with the motto "Never trust anyone over 30," making it the first American generation to proclaim contempt for wisdom as a virtue.

The youth vote and the Democrats.  The latest left-wing "feel good" initiative is to lower the voting age to 16.  Currently, the voting age set at 18 per the 26th Amendment (1971).  Lowering the voting age, like wanting to eliminate the electoral college, is an aftereffect of Hillary Clinton's defeat in 2016.  The Democrats will do everything conceivable to change the rules of the game to see that something like that never happens again.  They reason:  "Just who does America think she is that she can escape our planned march to Utopia?"  This voting age drive also dovetails with the orchestrated student demonstrations from the Parkland shooting this past Valentine's Day.  Like loose immigration policies, 16-year-old voting is designed to permanently tilt the playing field to the advantage of Democrats.

American elections are too easy to hack.  Elections serve two purposes.  The first, and obvious, purpose is to accurately choose the winner.  But the second is equally important:  to convince the loser.  To the extent that an election system is not transparently and auditably accurate, it fails in that second purpose.  Our election systems are failing, and we need to fix them.  Today, we conduct our elections on computers.  Our registration lists are in computer databases.  We vote on computerized voting machines.  And our tabulation and reporting is done on computers.  We do this for a lot of good reasons, but a side effect is that elections now have all the insecurities inherent in computers.  The only way to reliably protect elections from both malice and accident is to use something that is not hackable or unreliable at scale; the best way to do that is to back up as much of the system as possible with paper.

Hillary Clinton's email list, voter data, campaign software costing Democrats millions, report says.  Democratic campaign organizations have paid or pledged to pay more than $2 million for key parts of Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign infrastructure — including her email list and campaign software — as the party ramps up a costly campaign to win back both houses of Congress this November, The Intercept reported Wednesday [4/25/2018].  According to the report, the Democratic National Committee will pay Clinton's PAC Onward Together $1.65 million for access to her campaign resources, including voter data.  The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has paid more than $700,000 to rent the email list.  In contrast, then-President Barack Obama gifted his email list worth nearly $2 million to the DNC as an in-kind contribution in 2015, the report added.

Concern Grows Over Soros-Linked Voting Machines.  Concern is growing over revelations that voting machines in a significant number of states could be linked to a company tied directly to billionaire leftist George Soros and his personal quest to create a nationless, borderless global state.  The U.K.-based Smartmatic company posted a flow-chart on its website that it had provided voting machines for 16 states, including important battleground states like Florida and Arizona.  Smartmatic Chairman Mark Malloch-Brown is a former U.N. official and sits on the board of Soros' Open Society Foundations.  Since the story first broke, the flow-chart has disappeared from Smartmatic's website, raising further questions about the real status of the Soros-tied voting equipment and whether it is truly being deployed in U.S. elections.

Soros's Machiavellian plan to water down American electorate by 10 million votes.  George Soros calls himself a 'stateless statesman' and well, he doesn't want the rest of us to have a state, either.  His latest diabolical scheme is to increase the U.S. electorate by 10 million voters, watering down the American electorate, the better to cancel out the votes of America's 'deplorables' and conservatives.  His idea is to politically silence them. [...] How does he plan to do that?  By "removing barriers" to voter registration, as if there were a single secretary of state out there who would refuse a qualified voter, even if that voter held non-leftist views.  It's such a bogus premise.  Show us the news stories out there about voter suppression against qualified voters.

Cuomo to Pardon, Restore Voting Rights to 35,000-Plus Felons on Parole.  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D.) will be granting all convicted felons in the state who are on parole a pardon, a move that will restore voting rights to more than 35,000 people.  The pardons would allow Cuomo to work around the state legislature, which has not approved any such measure on criminal justice reform, the New York Times reports.  Under current New York law, convicted felons may only vote again after they have completed their parole or are on probation.  The executive order excludes parolees with certain firearms offenses.

Washington, D.C., may let 16-year-olds vote for president.  Is that a good idea?  High school students marched to protest for gun control after the Parkland shooting in Florida and soon they might be marching straight to the voting booth in the nation's capital.  Washington is on track to become the first place in the country to allow people as young as 16 to vote in federal elections, including for president, as the nation glimpses the emerging political power of the generation that follows millennials.  It's part of a burgeoning movement in the U.S. and abroad as a growing number of cities and states consider ways to expand voting rights to younger people.

The Editor says...
Why 16?  Why not 15?  If you're old enough to sell drugs on the city bus, you should be allowed to vote!

California DMV allows illegals to vote:  GOP chairman.  California is responding to accusations that a new program allows illegal immigrants to vote.  On April 16, the Golden State will automatically register motorists who obtain or renew a driver's license to go to the polls.  "The New Motor Voter Program will automatically register customers to voter, if eligible, during driver license, ID card, or change of address transactions," the DMV said in a statement.  "A customer can choose to opt out of the process.  Undocumented Californians are not eligible to register to vote, and DMV has programming measures to prevent that from occurring."

Why Felon Disfranchisement Makes Sense.  George Will argues in favor of broad restoration of felons' right to vote.  How broad he doesn't say, but his column effectively presents the case for a more expansive restoration than exists in many jurisdictions.  There are good arguments against moving in that direction, however.  Roger Clegg presents them in a critique of Will's piece.  This is an issue over which reasonable people can differ, but I think Clegg has the stronger case.

100,000 California teenagers are now pre-registered to vote.  California's effort to get 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote has now enlisted 100,000 teenagers, according to information released on Friday by Secretary of State Alex Padilla.  "This is a big milestone," Padilla said.  "I'm optimistic it's going to translate into action at the ballot box."  The program, which began in the fall of 2016, automatically activates the teen's registration at age 18.  State officials reported that more than 10% of the total number of pre-registrations have come in just the last few weeks.

NSA Leaker's Defense Seeks Records From 21 States Over Election Hacks.  An alleged NSA leaker is seeking records from 21 states and several cyber-security firms for her defense.  Reality Winner's defense team is attempting to subpoena representatives from states allegedly targeted by Russian hackers during the 2016 election.

Democrat:  Voters Are Too Stupid to Fill Out Ballots.  The Democratic secretary of state in New Mexico thinks voters are incapable of filling out their ballot without help.  Maggie Toulouse Oliver penned an editorial in the Albuquerque Journal advocating for the return of straight-ticket voting, which would allow voters to check one box, such as Democrat, and vote for every Democrat on the ballot.  "New Mexico had long utilized a 'straight party' voting option until 2012, when Dianna Duran, the first Republican secretary of state in New Mexico in 80 years, ended the practice behind closed doors with the stroke of her pen," Oliver writes.  "There was no discussion, no public input and no transparency.  Duran's was a clearly partisan decision — with the full support of her political party — that was part of an overall plan to both undermine trust in our election process and to make it more difficult to vote."

Tarrant County woman sentenced to five years in prison for illegally voting in 2016.  A judge sentenced a Rendon woman to five years in prison Wednesday for voting illegally in the 2016 presidential election while she was on supervised release from a 2011 fraud conviction.  Crystal Mason, 43, waived her right to a jury trial and chose to have state District Judge Ruben Gonzalez assess her sentence.  J. Warren St. John, her defense attorney, said after the verdict that an appeal had already been filed and that he is hopeful his client will soon be released on bond.

Lawsuit: 100,000 noncitizens registered to vote in Pennsylvania.  More than 100,000 noncitizens are registered to vote in Pennsylvania alone, according to testimony submitted Monday [3/26/2018] in a lawsuit demanding the state come clean about the extent of its problems.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation, which has identified similar noncitizen voting problems in studies of Virginia and New Jersey, said Pennsylvania officials have admitted noncitizens have been registering and voting in the state "for decades."  But state officials have stonewalled PILF requests for access to the data that could expose the problem, the group says in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Harrisburg.

Federal judge orders Rick Scott, Cabinet to create new voting rights restoration system for felons by April 26.  A judge on Tuesday [3/27/2018] ordered Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet to dismantle Florida's "fatally flawed" system of arbitrarily restoring voting rights to felons and to replace it by April 26.  U.S. District Judge Mark Walker in Tallahassee issued a permanent injunction in support of the Fair Elections Legal Network, which sued the state a year ago.  The group successfully challenged the constitutionality of the state's 150-year-old voting rights restoration process for felons in the nation's third-largest state.

LA County Admits Number Of Registered Voters At 144% Of Resident Citizens Of Voting Age.  The Election Integrity Project California provides a list of 11 California counties that have more registered voters than voting-age citizens.  In addition, Los Angeles County officials informed the project that "the number of registered voters now stands at a number that is a whopping 144% of the total number of resident citizens of voting age."

Ghost Voters.  Some 3.5 million more people are registered to vote in the U.S. than are alive among America's adult citizens.  Such staggering inaccuracy is an engraved invitation to voter fraud.  The Election Integrity Project of Judicial Watch — a Washington-based legal-watchdog group — analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2011-2015 American Community Survey and last month's statistics from the federal Election Assistance Commission.  The latter included figures provided by 38 states.  According to Judicial Watch, eleven states gave the EAC insufficient or questionable information.  Pennsylvania's legitimate numbers place it just below the over-registration threshold.  My tabulation of Judicial Watch's state-by-state results yielded 462 counties where the registration rate exceeded 100 percent.  There were 3,551,760 more people registered to vote than adult U.S. citizens who inhabit these counties.

3 huge election "irregularities" reported in PA.  Democratic candidate Conor Lamb's victory in a conservative congressional district in Pennsylvania this month raised eyebrows among political experts — and Republican leaders think the election could have been decided by three major, unexplained "irregularities."  In a closely watched U.S. House race where Lamb clings to a slender lead in the longtime GOP stronghold friendly to President Donald Trump, reports say the GOP is prepared to sue the State of Pennsylvania to find out the truth.

Should Voters Be Required to Understand English?  [Scroll down]  The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was renewed several times.  By 2013, however, studies by the Census Bureau and other agencies had determined that black voters had achieved equality in the polling place to whites:  equal proportions of both were now registered as voters.  So the purpose of the Voting Rights Act — to end racial discrimination through the gimmicks of "tests and devices" — had been achieved, and in 2013 it was discontinued.  A Supreme Court ruling determined that the Act was no long needed.  But now times have changed, and those cities which call themselves sanctuaries for illegal immigration are engaged in a new vote fraud scheme:  to enable "noncitizens" to vote.  It's a combination of two things:  cheating immigration rules and cheating citizenship rules in order to establish new methods of vote fraud.  This strategy is the polar opposite of the post-Civil War strategy:  the methods of vote suppression have now become methods of vote enabling.  Persons who are not citizens are now being allowed and fraudulently authorized to go to polling places and vote, violating all Federal election laws.

Illegal Aliens Indicted on Felony Charges After Voting in 2016 Election.  Five Lake County, Illinois 'residents' have been indicted on felony charges related to the 2016 general election.  Three out of five people indicted are illegal aliens charged with 'misrepresenting their citizenship'.  How could this be?  The Democrats say we don't need voter ID because voter fraud is just a right-wing conspiracy theory.

Redrawing America.  For the first time in more than a decade, the U.S. Supreme Court is taking a serious look at partisan gerrymandering, with two cases before the justices that could have significant impacts on the redistricting process after the 2020 census.  In October, the justices heard oral arguments in the case Gill v. Whitford, a case that challenged the constitutionality of state legislative districts drawn by Wisconsin Republicans after the 2010 census.  The case marked the first time since 2004 that the justices have taken up the issue of partisan gerrymandering, the practice of redrawing districts in a way that benefits a certain political party.

Noncitizen Voters in Pennsylvania Not a 'Glitch,' Philly Official Says.  Al Schmidt bristles at the description, often attributed to him, of noncitizen voters in Pennsylvania as a "glitch."  Schmidt, a Philadelphia city commissioner who has been sounding the alarm since 2012 about noncitizens on the voting rolls, said the word, misattributed to him, would be accurate if ineligible voters managed to elude safeguards in the motor-voter law.  "That would be a glitch," he told LifeZette.  "In this case, it was never designed that way."  Congress passed the Motor Voter law, formally known as the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, to encourage people to register to vote when they got their driver's licenses.  The problem, Schmidt said, is that Pennsylvania also allows legal permanent (noncitizen) residents to get driver's licenses after a year in the United States.

Kansas official says law halted up to 18K noncitizen votes.  Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach defended his state's voter registration law Tuesday [3/6/2018] in federal court, claiming the measure he championed has prevented between 1,000 and 18,000 non-citizens from casting ballots.

Fear, confusion over integrity of U.S. election systems at all-time high ahead of midterms.  With U.S. intelligence chiefs warning that Russian operatives are already mobilizing to mar the November midterms, fear and confusion over the integrity of the nation's election systems are running at an all-time high.  Although some bellwether special elections have been held in recent months, the primary votes in Texas and Illinois this month kick off the official contests that will determine the balance of power in Congress and in statehouses across the nation.

How to Stop Illegal Immigrants From Voting in National Elections.  States are making it easier for illegal immigrants to vote.  I should say that Democrat states are doing this since the general consensus is that illegal immigrants will vote for Democrats.  A lawsuit is charging that Pennsylvania has been permitting noncitizen to vote.  It's already difficult for Republicans to win statewide and national elections in Pennsylvania because of the Democrat-controlled cities like Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, and Philadelphia.

Millions Of Dead Voted And Thousands Of Illegals In Critical Swing State.  The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity was disbanded after Democrats obstructed their investigation and several states refused to comply with information requests.  President Trump handed the investigation over to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and now Democrats will have a hard time blocking the investigation into voter fraud, which a recent Pew research study suggests is rampant.

Pennsylvania State Dept.  Sued for Hiding Noncitizen Voting Records.  The Pennsylvania State Department is facing a lawsuit after officials refused to release records relating to noncitizens on voter rolls in the commonwealth.  An analysis found that there are allegedly more than 100,000 noncitizens that are currently registered to vote, according to a Philadelphia official's testimony before a Pennsylvania government committee last year.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), an election integrity group, initially threatened the lawsuit against Pennsylvania's State Department in December after officials in the state were unresponsive to PILF's requests to inspect the data relating to noncitizens on the state's rolls.  PILF filed the complaint Monday afternoon in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania seeking injunctive relief to compel Pennsylvania's State Department to allow the group access to the information.

Why aren't Mueller, the FBI and DOJ interested in illegal actions that might alter our elections?  In announcing the recent indictments against Russians brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told the American people that "there is no allegation in this indictment that any American was a knowing participant in this illegal activity.  There is no allegation in the indictment that the charged conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election."  That was good news.  The bad news is that the special counsel, the FBI, and the Department of Justice don't seem interested in illegal actions that may actually affect the outcome of U.S. elections.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) sued Pennsylvania on Monday for concealing numerous cases of noncitizens registering to vote.  One Pennsylvania election official testified before the state Legislature that an estimated 100,000 noncitizens are registered in the commonwealth.

Supreme Court session on political buttons gets testy.  When is a button more than just a button?  That was the issue before the Supreme Court on Wednesday [2/28/2018], in a touchy First Amendment case over a state law banning "political" garments or insignia at polling places.  It was a messy hour of oral arguments, as nearly every justice expressed frustration at lawyers from both sides who were unable to articulate a workable standard to help the court decide when personal expression — like political buttons — crosses the line into voter disruption or intimidation.  The case started when a Minnesota voter sued after being told to remove a "Please I.D. Me" button and Tea Party t-shirt at his polling place.

Claim: Newly discovered illegal voters will swing Pennsylvania's elections.  According to a lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania, more than 100,000 noncitizens are registered to vote in Pennsylvania alone.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), a nonpartisan advocacy group which has identified similar noncitizen voting in New Jersey and Virginia, submitted testimony that officials in Pennsylvania have admitted that non-U.S. citizens have been registering and voting in the state "for decades."  The lawsuit was filed in Harrisburg on Monday [2/26/2018].  Pennsylvania state officials have shut down requests from PILF for information that could shed further light on the problem and offer means to a solution.  "For months, Pennsylvania bureaucrats have concealed facts about noncitizens registering and voting — that ends today," PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said.

Lawsuit: 100,000 noncitizens registered to vote in Pennsylvania.  More than 100,000 noncitizens are registered to vote in Pennsylvania alone, according to testimony submitted Monday [2/26/2018] in a lawsuit demanding the state come clean about the extent of its problems.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation, which has identified similar noncitizen voting problems in studies of Virginia and New Jersey, said Pennsylvania officials have admitted noncitizens have been registering and voting in the state "for decades."  But state officials have stonewalled PILF requests for access to the data that could expose the problem, the group says in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Harrisburg.

The five states without a paper trail of votes.  Five states in the U.S. — Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina, New Jersey, and Delaware — run their elections using direct recording electronic machines (DREs), which provide no paper trail of the votes.  That means if there's a contested election or a suspected breach or tampering attempt in those states, there is no way to verify the election result.

Black voter registration effort launched at 'Black Panther' screenings.  An activist group has launched a voter registration effort aimed at black voters at screenings of the "Black Panther" movie nationwide.  Members of the Electoral Justice Project, an offshoot of the Movement for Black Lives, are seeking to motivate black voters and increase political engagement with the #WakandaTheVote campaign, the website Blavity reported.  Wakanda is the fictional African nation featured in the long-anticipated Marvel film "Black Panther."

Liberal group with ties to Obama, Hillary calls to restrict overseas U.S. military voting.  After years of accusing states of voter suppression, the Center for American Progress, citing election security, wants to make voting tougher for Americans serving overseas in the military.  The left-wing public policy group issued a report Monday [2/12/20-18], "Election Security in All 50 States," that called for stricter standards to prevent cybermeddling in elections by foreign governments, including banning military stationed abroad from submitting ballots via email or fax.  One state that allows such vote casting is Colorado.  The center called on the state to "prohibit voters stationed or living overseas from returning voted ballots electronically."

Who will influence the 2018 elections more:  Russia or Mexico?  Exactly how many votes is Russia alleged to have cast in the 2016 elections?  I believe that the number is zero.  Exactly how many votes have citizens of Mexico and Central America cast in the 2016 elections?  We don't know the exact number, but we know that it is much more than zero.

The 2018 Elections Just Got A Bit Easier For Democrats Thanks To The Supreme Court.  The Pennsylvania legislature will redraw the state's congressional district lines in advance of the 2018 midterm elections, after the Supreme Court Monday declined to overturn an order requiring a new map.  The decision is a victory for Pennsylvania Democrats, who convinced the state supreme court in January that the current map is gerrymandered to favor Republicans, in violation of the state constitution.  The court ordered the GOP-controlled legislature to produce a new map by Feb. 9.

Judge strikes down Florida's system for denying felons' voting rights.  The state of Florida routinely violates the constitutional rights of its citizens by permanently revoking the "fundamental right" to vote for anyone convicted of a felony, a federal judge ruled Thursday [2/1/2018].  U.S. District Judge Mark Walker said the Florida "scheme" of restoring voting rights unfairly relies on the personal support of the governor for citizens to regain the right to vote.  In a strongly-worded ruling, he called the state's defense of voter disenfranchisement "nonsensical," a withering criticism of Gov. Rick Scott, the lead defendant in the case.

Texas School District Employee Arrested On Voter Fraud Charges.  An employee of a school district in southern Texas is facing voter fraud charges after allegedly filling out applications illegally for other voters.  Authorities arrested 50-year old Ernestina Barron on Monday in Rio Grande City near the Texas-Mexico border after an investigation into the Starr County elections.

The Idiots That Don't Concede Elections.  Here in America, the Democrats have failed to concede the last two normal change elections that went against them:  the 2000 presidential squeaker election and the 2016 election.  But you will search long and hard among your liberal acquaintance for anyone that understands how serious this is.

Texas County Clerk Raises Alarm on Voter Fraud Cases Ahead of Midterms.  Nueces County Clerk Kara Sands gave a presentation on voter fraud to the local commissioners court late last week.  In addition to citing facts and figures, she introduced a collection of former candidates; some elected, others not, but all addressed brushes with voter fraud.  "It's not about me — it's about the people who see it firsthand," she later told Breitbart Texas.  Sands explained, "I wanted to bring awareness to this problem."

Overheard at Philly polling place:  No GOP votes 'on my machine!'  An elderly couple wanted to vote for the Republican in a 2017 special election in North Philadelphia.  First they were told they had to go "get a stamp" outside the polling place — where Democrats handed out stamps for write-in candidates.  Then, when an Election Board worker heard they wanted to vote Republican, a witness heard him bellow:  "Not on my machine!" And though they both said they eventually cast ballots, in the end only one GOP vote was recorded at the polling place.  Those were some of the allegations to emerge this week from the investigation into Election Board workers who allegedly interfered with the March 21 race for the state House's 197th District.  Four Democrats are awaiting trial on charges of committing fraud, intimidating voters and tampering with public records at the polling site at the Esperanza Health Center in the 43rd Ward.

The Theory is Now a Conspiracy And Facts Don't Lie.  A political national committee, the Chair of the Party convention, the Secretary of the Party, Party offices in each of fifty states, and maybe many — many more, have knowingly and wantonly defrauded the American election system and more than 300 million American citizens.  They plotted and planned an act of evil, unlawful, treacherous fraud in a blind quest for unbridled political power, and they hoped that you would never catch it.  They almost got away with it too.  They snuck it past fifty state election commissions, congress, the US Supreme Court and Justice Department, the Federal Elections Commission and countless members of the Electoral College nationwide.  Not a single member of the, as Limbaugh says, "drive-by media" caught it either, or if they did, they decided to become complicit for their own political reasons.

Illegals in California with Driver's Licenses Eligible to Vote After April 1.  Starting on April 1, 2018, illegal aliens in California who have recently obtained state driver's licenses legally, or obtained them previously by lying about their immigration status, will automatically be registered to vote.  Since January 2015, according to the California DMV, A.B. 60, a law passed by the California Assembly, "allows illegal immigrants to the United States to apply for a California driver's license with the CA Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)" [emphasis original].  As of December 2016, more than 800,000 California driver's licenses were issued to illegal aliens under the A.B. 60 law.  Additional thousands of illegals may have been granted licenses prior to 2015 because they lied on their driver's license application forms and claimed they were in the country legally.  (No proof of legal residence has been required by the California DMV in recent years.)

New California law will automatically register illegal immigrants to vote... and it all begins on April Fool's Day!  A new law in California that goes into effect this spring will automatically register people to vote — including immigrants who are in the country illegally.  In 2015, the state passed a law called the California New Motor Voter Act to increase voter rolls by simplifying the process to register to vote.  The legislation, which goes into effect April 1, will automatically register people who apply for a new driver's license or new state ID at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Wrist slap sentence for Mexican national who voted for ten years using a fake birth certificate.  A Mexican national who bought a fake birth certificate for $50,000 and has been voting in American elections for a decade has been sentenced to time served — just over one year in the county jail.

The Obstruction of a Vital Election Integrity Commission.  The commission's assignment was to examine the integrity and security of the American election process.  It was similar to work done by several prior presidential commissions.  This time, however, unprecedented obstruction from many state election officials and partisan "lawfare" made fulfilling our responsibilities virtually impossible.  Right off the bat, a third of the states flatly refused to give the commission the voter registration and voter history data we requested — even though it is supposed to be publicly available information.  States routinely provide that same data to political parties, candidates, and other third parties.  There are only two possible explanations for their refusal: either they were part of the partisan resist-Trump-at-any-costs movement, or they were afraid of what we might find.  Additionally, a swarm of meritless lawsuits, filed by progressive groups, hobbled our ability to make progress on our assignment.  Even one of our fellow commissioners joined in.  Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap (a Democrat) rushed to federal court because he didn't feel sufficiently included.

Voter-Purge Efforts Get Support at U.S. High Court Session.  U.S. Supreme Court justices suggested they may give states broader latitude to purge their voting databases of people who might have moved, as the court heard arguments Wednesday [1/10/2018] in an Ohio case that could shape who gets to cast ballots in the November election.  Justice Stephen Breyer hinted he might join his more conservative colleagues in voting to uphold an Ohio system that uses non-voting as a factor in deciding which people to remove from the rolls.  Breyer questioned whether states have enough other tools to purge people who have moved away or died in far-away places.  "What are they supposed to do?" he asked.  "Is Rhode Island supposed to look at the Tasmanian voting records or hospital records?"

Heritage voter fraud database.  The United States has a long and unfortunate history of election fraud.  The Heritage Foundation is providing a list of election fraud cases from across the country, broken down by state, where individuals were either convicted of vote fraud, or where a judge overturned the results of an election.  This is not an exhaustive list but simply a sampling that demonstrates the many different ways in which fraud is committed.  Preventing, deterring, and prosecuting such fraud is essential to protecting the integrity of our voting process.

How Trump Administration Will Fight Voter Fraud After Shutting Down Panel.  After issuing an executive order late Wednesday closing his commission to investigate voter fraud, President Donald Trump now stresses the need for more voter identification and has tasked the Department of Homeland Security with ensuring the integrity of elections.  The White House so far is not saying that the president will call for a national voter ID system.  But his tweets Thursday [1/4/2018] seemed to suggest so.  White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn't have a decisive answer Thursday on whether the president favored a national voter ID system.  "We are still going to continue to review the best way forward," Sanders said in a response to a question from The Daily Signal during the press briefing.

Uncovering vote fraud:  Plan B begins.  President Trump announced late yesterday [1/3/2018] that the Election Integrity Commission, headed by Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach, will be dissolved. [...] If the left thinks it's home free, and that this announcement is a victory, it had better remember whom it is dealing with:  a man who is accustomed to encountering obstacles and overcoming them — one way or another.  Kris Kobach and Donald Trump are in sync.

Trump cancels voter fraud commission, says cost of legal battles was too much.  President Trump dissolved his voter integrity commission Wednesday and ordered the Homeland Security Department to take up the job instead, in a move his backers said could speed up an investigation of the extent of voter fraud.  Mr. Trump decided the commission had become mired in legal challenges and it was a waste of money to continue, when much of the same work could be performed by existing federal agencies.  Democrats and liberal activists claimed victory, saying they stopped a threat to democracy by derailing the panel, known officially as the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.

Kris Kobach:  Voter Fraud Commission 'Being Handed Off' to DHS, Will No Longer Be 'Stonewalled' by Dems.  Kansas Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach says the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity will be "handed off" to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to "more effectively" investigate voter fraud without being "stonewalled" by Democrats.  In an interview with Breitbart News, Kobach said the news that President Trump is dissolving the voter fraud commission should not be grounds for leftist organizations and Democrats — who sought to stop the investigations into double voting and ballots cast by non-citizens — to celebrate, as the investigations will continue under DHS.

Texas County 'Concealing' Noncitizen Voter Records, Says Group.  A public interest watchdog put one Texas County on notice for failing to disclose noncitizen registered voter records, the group says.  Shortly before the holidays, the Indiana-based Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) sent a letter to attorneys representing Bexar County Elections Administrator Jacqueline Callanen to state her office is "hereby notified that it now faces federal litigation should [it] continue to deny access to requested" records related to voters that were later removed for failing to be U.S. citizens.

Voter Suppression?  Alabama Election Exposed a Myth.  African-Americans constitute 26 percent of Alabama's people, but they accounted for 29 percent of the voters in last month's special election for the U.S. Senate.  Whites make up 69 percent of the state's population, yet they were only 66 percent of those who voted. [...] But surely that's impossible!  Haven't we been told time and again that Deep Red states like Alabama engage in voter suppression, cynically disenfranchising minorities through outrageous election rules that, as Jay Michaelson wrote in The Daily Beast, "just coincidentally happen to disproportionately hit communities of color"?  Weren't we reminded in the weeks leading up to the election that Alabama's rules amount to "a naked attempt to suppress the voting rights of people of color" and that black electoral clout is undermined by all the hurdles the state's Republican politicians have devised to deter minorities from casting ballots?

How to Drain the Septic Tank Called Voting.  The evidence of so many dead people still being on the voter registration rolls proves that the voter registration rolls need to be purged. [...] First:  Delete all names from the current registration rolls and then everyone who wants to vote and is eligible to vote according to the law will need to re-register — in person — with absolute proof of who they are.  That means proof with photograph ID (drivers licence or I.D. card) — current billing for utilities or other mail with the address clearly shown — and proof that the person registering is a legal U.S. Citizen — (no green cards or Visa's).  Then the registrar must send mail to the address to verify it is not some empty lot but is an actual residence... no forwarding allowed.  Once the address is verified a Voter ID card with photo will be sent to the address to be used/presented when voting.

Momentum on election security?  After months of debate but little action, there appears to be a modicum of momentum building on Capitol Hill to address some of the security shortcomings that voting integrity experts say threaten to undermine the upcoming midterm elections.  Several lawmakers made public pleas for movement on Friday [12/15/2017] and a bipartisan group of senators are expected to drop an election security bill this week.

Schmidt: Could Be 'Tens of Thousands' Of Non-Citizens Who Registered To Vote In Pennsylvania.  Philadelphia election Commissioner Al Schmidt told state lawmakers this past week that there may be tens of thousands of non-US citizens who have registered to vote in Pennsylvania... and that for their sake, state officials should try to contact them.  Commissioner Al Schmidt told a Senate committee that many of the non-US citizens who registered to vote in Philadelphia, perhaps unwittingly, did so through a glitch in the state's motor voter system.  While the known cases number only several hundred, he says they are all self-reported.  Schmidt says more than 100,000 PA driver's license numbers with Immigration and Naturalization Service indicators match with voter registration records.  That doesn't mean that there are that many non-citizens registered to vote, but...  "We're not talking about an insignificant number here," said Schmidt.  "We're talking about a potentially very significant number of thousands and tens of thousands."

Secretary of State launches investigation into voter fraud concerns in Senate special election.  Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill is investigating a concern over potential voter fraud in last Tuesday's special Senate election.  It all stems from a brief interview FOX10 News Reporter Kati Weis conducted at the Doug Jones victory party on election night when a young man made a comment that has now gone viral on social media.  The interview took place just minutes after the race had been called.  While live on air, in the middle of the crowded party, Kati walked up to a number of jubilant supporters at random, asking them for their reactions to the big win.  But, it was this question and answer that has caused controversy:  "Kati:  Why are you excited to see this victory?  Man:  Because, we came here all the way from different parts of the country as part of our fellowship, and all of us pitched in to vote and canvas together, and we got our boy elected!"  Merrill said he is trying to find out who the man is, and if he really meant what he said, or if he only misspoke.

Man Appears to Admit to Alabama Voter Fraud on Live Television.  In the first clip, taken from the Fox 10 coverage of the Doug Jones victory party in Birmingham, a very excited man tells the reporter that "we came here all the way from different parts of the country as part of our fellowship and all of us pitched in to vote and canvas together — and we got our boy elected!"  The reporter did not ask the man any followup questions about his claim.  The reel next highlighted a post from the Warren4Prez sub Reddit which urged black people from surrounding states to travel to Alabama to vote for Roy Moore's opponent, and news reports about the Democrat's push to register felons at the last minute.

Alabama voter fraud uncovered!? Conservatives Furious.  Was Tuesday's special election in Alabama rigged against Republican Roy Moore?  Speculation ran rampant early Wednesday after conservative radio host Bill Mitchell called for an investigation into "voter surges" that helped put Doug Jones over-the-top in the election for Attorney General Jeff Session's Senate seat.

Judicial Watch Sues California and Los Angeles Over Dirty Voter Registration Rolls.  Judicial Watch announced today [12/13/2017] that it filed a federal lawsuit against Los Angeles County and the State of California over their failure to clean their voter rolls and to produce election-related records as required by the federal National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). [...] Eleven of California's 58 counties have registration rates exceeding 100% of the age-eligible citizenry.  Los Angeles County has more voter registrations on its voter rolls than it has citizens who are old enough to register.  Specifically, according to data provided to and published by the EAC, Los Angeles County has a registration rate of 112% of its adult citizen population.  The entire State of California has a registration rate of about 101% of its age-eligible citizenry.

Pa. State Dept Threatened With Lawsuit For Stonewalling Noncitizen Election Records.  An election integrity group is threatening to sue the Pennsylvania Department of State for allegedly stonewalling requests for records of noncitizens contained on the state's voter rolls.  Christian Adams, the president and general counsel of the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), an election integrity group, said in testimony submitted before the Pennsylvania Senate State Government Committee on Tuesday that his organization has attempted four times to inspect records detailing the full scope of noncitizens on the voter registry but the state has been unresponsive to their requests.  "Should Pennsylvania fail to disclose the full scale of failures allowing — even inviting — noncitizens of legal presence into the voter registry, it will risk maintaining similar flawed Motor Voter configurations not yet properly exposed in other jurisdictions subject to the National Voter Registration Act," Adams said in the testimony.

Alabama Supreme Court stays judge's order to preserve voting records in Senate election.  The Alabama Supreme Court has reportedly stayed a lower court's order to election officials that would have required the preservation of voting records in Tuesday's Senate special election.  A circuit judge on Monday [12/11/2017] ordered election officials to set voting machines to save all digital ballot images, which would preserve voting records in the event of a recount.  Alabama's AL.com said Tuesday morning that the state's Supreme Court had blocked the order.

In final-hour order, court rules that Alabama can destroy digital voting records after all.  Alabama is allowed to destroy digital voting records created at the polls during today's [12/12/2017] U.S. Senate election after all.  At 1:36 p.m.  Monday, a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge issued an order directing Alabama election officials to preserve all digital ballot images created at polling places across the state today.  But at 4:32 p.m.  Monday, attorneys for Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill and Ed Packard, the state administrator of elections, filed an "emergency motion to stay" that order, which the state Supreme Court granted minutes after Merrill and Packard's motion was filed.

Paper Ballots In Alabama Are Being Destroyed!  The Alabama Supreme Court has reportedly stayed a lower court's order to election officials that would have required the preservation of voting records in Tuesday's Senate special election.  A circuit judge on Monday ordered election officials to set voting machines to save all digital ballot images, which would preserve voting records in the event of a recount.

Muslim Candidates Knee Deep in Voter Fraud Scandal.  Minneapolis City Council candidate Mohamud Noor released a statement calling out voter fraud occurring in the Minneapolis Ward 6 city council election.  The allegation came right after Noor removed his challenge against Abdi Warsame, who was confirmed to have won the election in a recount.

Trump election fraud commission has gone dark.  New Hampshire's voter data has been ready for submission to President Donald Trump's commission on voter fraud for a month, but the commission appears to have no interest in receiving it, at least not for now.  Officials from the Secretary of State's Office have tried to find out how to submit the data, but no one on the commission staff has even responded to a phone call, let alone provided direction.  It seems that the state's voter data is all dressed up with nowhere to go.  Secretary of State Bill Gardner, a member of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, says he's not heard a word from anyone about the commission since it met at St. Anselm College on Sept. 12.  "I think they have sort of hunkered down," he said on Friday [12/1/2017].

Soros Army in Alabama to Register Convicted Felons to Vote Against Roy Moore.  An organization partnered with a George Soros-financed group and led by a radical leftist who is the half-brother of the infamous controversial Rev. Al Sharpton has been diligently working over the past few weeks to register convicted felons across Alabama.

Obama Likely Won Re-Election Through Election Fraud.  There were many factors that hurt Mitt Romney and favored Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election.  The Democrats portrayed Romney in the worst light possible; as a wealthy, out of touch millionaire who wanted to return women to the 1800's.  The left wing media predictably did everything it could to perpetuate that false caricature.  Obama's race was an advantage; voters of all persuasions, particularly minorities, still cannot get over the allure of the first black president.  The 47% of Americans on welfare were predisposed to vote for the food stamp president over Romney, wanting the free goodies to keep on giving, despite the long-term unsustainability.  In spite of those odds, polls indicated that Romney was going to win the election.  The economy is close to Great Depression era conditions, and unemployment is almost as high as when Obama entered office.  Economic conditions became so dire after Obama took office it prompted the rise of an entire new movement, the Tea Party.  Presidents rarely win reelection when the economy is in the tank.

We Need to Secure Voting Machines.  But from What?  It is extraordinary that a full year after the last presidential election, there is still enduring attention — among the public, in academia, in the executive branch, and on Capitol Hill — to the issue of election security.  This moment presents a remarkable opportunity to take long-overdue steps toward securing federal and state elections.  In the spirit of capitalizing on that moment, this post maps some of the current landscape, both with respect to the nature of the foreign threat, domestic considerations, and possible solutions.

Thousands of Alabama felons register to vote in last-minute push.  Thousands of felons across Alabama have registered to vote in recent weeks, according to Pastor Kenneth Glasgow, who is heading up a statewide effort to get felons to the voting booth.  Glasgow's goal is to get as many felons as possible signed up to vote before the end of the day Monday, the deadline to be able to cast a ballot in Alabama's Dec. 12 U.S. Senate special election.

Evidence of voter fraud in Chicago revealed by city data.  Doing things the Chicago way includes being certain to go to a knife fight armed with a gun, as well as gilding the electoral franchise by voting early, and often.  Despite what the Washington Post recently called the "zombie claim" that there may be electoral fraud not only in the Windy City but elsewhere in our fair Republic, there comes new evidence that the Chicago way is indeed live and well, not only in Illinois but 10 other states as well. [...] According to Chicago City Wire, the election board in Chicago listed more general election votes than there were eligible voters in the city.  The publication cited figures released by the Chicago Board of Elections for 2016, Chicago GOP Chairman Chris Cleveland told Chicago City Wire that it "on a whim" he filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the board.

States Spurning Election Commission Show Irregularities in Voter Registration.  Many of the states refusing to cooperate with President Donald Trump's election commission aren't in compliance with federal law on maintaining voter registration lists, according to government watchdog groups.  So far, 18 states and the District of Columbia have declined or are still considering whether to provide election data to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, established in May to examine and prevent voter fraud, among other concerns.  The commission requested voter registration data from every state and the District and 14 states include counties where registered voters outnumbered eligible voters based on Census Bureau data, according to findings from Judicial Watch, a conservative legal group.

Democrat Congressman Bob Brady Accused of Rigging Pennsylvania Election.  Pennsylvania Congressman Bob Brady is a ranking member of the Committee on House Administration which oversees settlements paid by Congress for sexual discrimination and harassment complaints.  Additionally, representative Brady is also under FBI investigation for false statements, conspiracy and campaign fraud, according to FBI documents revealed on Tuesday [11/21/2017].

Conyers: Allow 'People Who are Incarcerated' to Vote.  Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, said that all felons should have the right to vote.  "I'm for allowing people who are incarcerated to have the right to vote.  Why not?  They're citizens.  No matter what they've done, and I'm not defending any of their conduct, but all of it wasn't bad — but all I'm saying is expanding the vote and eliminating structural barriers is critical," Conyers said at this month's annual Legislative & Policy Conference organized by Al Sharpton's National Action Network (NAN) on Capitol Hill.

Yes, Virginia, there is vote fraud.  If ever there were an election that proved the importance of accurate voter rolls, it was Virginia's on Nov. 7.  With control of the General Assembly hanging in the balance, at least three Democratic candidates demanded recounts of their Republican opponents' razor-thin victory margins.  One candidate led by 106 votes, another by 86, and a third by only 10.  Another five races were decided by fewer than 900 votes.  The Democrats need to flip only two more seats to take control of the lower chamber.  Every vote counts, and every name listed on a voter registration roll can be voted, legitimately or illegitimately.  People who oppose efforts to clean up voter rolls or to check voter IDs say it could discourage some people from voting.  But in the rare instance in which someone is removed from the rolls who is eligible to vote, that person can still vote.  He can fill out a provisional ballot and furnish proof of residency later.  So there is no justification for inaccurate voter rolls.

Judicial Watch's Tom Fitton Estimates 1.1 Million Illegal Aliens Voted for Hillary.  Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch said we face a crisis over illegal aliens voting.  There are significant studies done that show aliens register and come out to vote in large numbers.  Eighty percent vote for Democrats.  He estimates there were 1.4 million illegal alien voters and 1.1 million who voted for Hillary Clinton, roughly.  "It's one thing to lose your country because you have no borders, it's another thing to lose your country because you have no vote," Fitton said.  He encourages voter ID and certifying citizenship before people register to vote.  The Obama administration was outraged over the suggestion.  Why was he outraged?  Because he wanted to steal the vote.

Gardner: Lawsuits, death, arrest have tied up elections integrity panel.  The commission hasn't met since Sept. 12 when the panel convened at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics on the campus of St.  Anselm College.  But the commission remained in the news last month.  In mid-October came confirmation that Ronald Williams II, a senior researcher, was arrested and charged with 11 counts after police said they found child pornography on his cellphone.  Trump administration officials confirm he was fired following the arrest.  Then David Dunn, a commission member, Democrat and former state representative and lobbyist in Arkansas, died suddenly on Oct. 16 following heart surgery at age 52.  Meanwhile more than two dozen lawsuits in states have been brought against the commission.

Voter Fraud Concerns Hang Over Gov Races in Virginia, New Jersey.  A potentially messy fight over absentee ballots in Atlantic City, New Jersey, highlights Election Day concerns Tuesday about the possibility of fraudulent voting.  The Atlantic City mayoral race — which went to court Monday — turns on absentee ballots, which elections experts say is the easiest part of the voting system to exploit.  In addition to organized fraud, however, some experts contend America's failure to safeguard voter rolls creates the potential to influence the outcome of very close elections.  This is especially true in two closely watched states, Virginia and New Jersey.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation has uncovered thousands of noncitizens who have been illegally registered to vote, including hundreds who have cast ballots.

How many more elections will the Democrats be allowed to steal?  Last week, the Nevada Secretary of State, Republican Barbara Cegavsky, announced that she had cleaned the state voting rolls as "routine maintenance" for the month of October.  This routine maintenance removed 36,090 actively registered voters from the voting rolls and of this total, 17,616 were actively registered Democrats voters.  These may not seem like large numbers, however, the state of Nevada is not a densely populated state and only two counties in the state drive our representation:  Clark County (Las Vegas) and Washoe County (Carson City) where many districts can be decided by a handful of votes.  President Donald Trump only lost Nevada by 27,000 votes and many of our incumbent Republican legislators lost by less than 1,000 votes.

Ex-Felons Voting for the First Time Could Shake Virginia Governor's Race.  In Virginia's closely watched gubernatorial election, Republican Ed Gillespie has spent weeks airing ads lashing out at illegal immigrants, sex offenders, and people with felonies, boasting that he's got the law-and-order creds to keep wrongdoers in line.  But Virginians with criminal records might get the last word, because for the first time in a long time, a huge group of ex-felons will help pick the state's next governor.  Virginia is one of four states that permanently disenfranchise people with felonies, even after they've served their sentences.

More than a dozen states still refuse to release voter data.  These are state-by-state responses to a request for detailed voter data from President Donald Trump's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which is investigating voter fraud.

More Cases of Voter Fraud Pile Up as Liberals Look the Other Way.  The Heritage Foundation added another round of cases this week to its ever-growing Voter Fraud Database.  Accounting for these new additions, the database now documents 1,088 proven instances of election fraud, including 949 cases that have resulted in criminal convictions, 48 that have ended in civil penalties, and 75 that have seen defendants enter diversion programs.  Americans should be alarmed, not only because Heritage has compiled so many examples of fraud — impacting nearly every state and elections for all levels of government — but because this figure is likely just the tip of the iceberg.

12 Texas Counties Hold More Registered Voters than Adults, Says Study.  An election integrity law firm put 12 Texas counties on notice "for holding more registered voters than adult residents" during the 2016 Election.  If the jurisdictions do not respond to requests for more information and demonstrate that corrective measures in place, they could risk federal lawsuits from the organization.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) sent notification letters over the past week to 12 counties scattered across Texas.  Those counties are:  Loving, Brooks, Irion, McMullen, Kenedy, Jim Hogg, Culberson, Edwards, Roberts, Polk, Kent, and Cottle.  The PILF stated the counties' voter registration rolls show more registered voters than residents of legal voting age (18) during the November 2016 Election.

The Editor says...
Loving County hardly ever makes the national news, because only 112 people live there.

Chief Justice Roberts Calls Proof of Wisconsin Gerrymandering 'Gobbledygook'.  The Court has long said that, however distasteful, partisan gerrymandering is usually constitutional — unlike, say, drawing districts based on race.  The Court has also said that, theoretically, such finagling may be so egregious that it violates constitutional rights to equal protection, and perhaps to freedom of association and speech.  But it has never been able to agree on how much is too much — and today's arguments illustrated why.

To Limit Gerrymandering, Supreme Court Needs Just to Reaffirm Equal Population Requirement.  Next week, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Gill v.  Whitford, a case challenging Wisconsin's legislative district lines as an unconstitutional Republican gerrymander.  It's attracted attention because many high-minded commentators have blamed partisan gerrymandering for today's highly polarized politics — and for the fact that Republicans have won majorities in 67 of the 98 houses of state legislatures and in 10 of the past 12 elections in the U.S. House of Representatives.  But as I and others have argued, gerrymandering has contributed only marginally to Republican success.  More important is demographic clustering.  Democratic voters are heavily clustered in central cities, sympathetic suburbs, and university towns, while Republican voters are more evenly spread around.

Non-US citizen voters uncovered in Ohio.  In Franklin County, Ohio, county prosecutor Ron O'Brien revealed that a grand jury has returned indictments against seven foreign nationals who are accused of illegal voting in recent elections in the United States.  The election fraud involves both the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections.  The Secretary of State and Ohio Attorney General had originally referred 36 cases to Prosecutor O'Brien's office, having noted that non-citizens who "had registered and/or voted in recent elections in Franklin County."  Franklin County incorporates the state capital, Columbus.  Following an investigation by the Franklin County Prosecutor's office and the Board of Elections, seven non-US citizens, were charged with the crime of "registering and voting in elections" in Franklin County.

Homeland Security now says Wisconsin elections [were] not targeted.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security reversed course Tuesday [9/26/2017] and told Wisconsin officials that the Russian government did not scan the state's voter registration system, then later reiterated that it still believed it was one of 21 targeted states.

Why Democrats' Cries of Gerrymandering Are False.  Battles over districting are matters of extreme political contention that go back centuries and even pre-date the United States.  In 1788, when future President James Madison campaigned for a Congressional seat in Virginia, his opponents, including Founding Father and patriot Patrick Henry, had the state's district borders drawn in such a way as to disadvantage Madison on Election Day.  Madison ended up winning anyway, but the technique of altering district borders to favor certain political parties became part and parcel of American politics.

"Glitch" Allowed Illegals To Vote In Philly Elections.  Remember the contested vote count in Michigan when Democrats cried foul that Trump shocked the political class by winning that state over Hillary Clinton?  A recount was initiated in the urban center of Detroit but then suddenly and seemingly inexplicably that count was halted — by Democrats.  Why?  Because it was exposing massive voter fraud.  Donald Trump not only defeated Hillary Clinton and the long-established Democrat voting fraud machine, he likely did so by millions more votes than were actually counted.

As Evidence of Election Fraud Emerges, the Media Wants to Keep You in the Dark.  If you have no idea what happened at the second meeting of President Donald Trump's Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in New Hampshire on Sept. 12, I'm not surprised.  Though a horde of reporters attended the meeting, almost all of the media stories that emerged from it simply repeated the progressive left's mantra that the commission is a "sham."  Almost no one covered the substantive and very concerning testimony of 10 expert witnesses on the problems that exist in our voter registration and election system.  The witnesses included academics, election lawyers, state election officials, data analysts, software experts, and computer scientists.

We Hear You:  Electing to Investigate Voter Fraud.  Broward County Election Supervisor Brenda Snipes' non-efforts to prevent voter fraud are typical of Democrat officials.  She sounds like your run-of-the-mill, corrupt Democrat capo from Philly or Pittsburgh whose primary objective is maintaining Democrats' power without regard for the rule of law or maintaining a civil society.  Both social norms and the Constitution are targeted by the nihilist, communist left/Democrat Party for annihilation. [...] Leftist apparatchiks like Snipes are vital to the Joey Stalins of the Democrat Party, the malevolent Schumer and abortionist Pelosi.  Snipes most likely considers Antifa to be a community organizing group; in fact, it is — like ACORN and Black Lives Matter — violent, anti-American, communist, and darlings of the mainstream media.

Multiple Foreign Nationals Criminally Charged For US Election Fraud.  A county-level grand jury in Ohio indicted several foreign nationals for election fraud related to the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections.  Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien announced Thursday that the Franklin County Grand Jury returned indictments against seven foreign nationals who allegedly voted illegally in recent U.S. elections.  Originally, the Secretary of State and Ohio Attorney General referred 36 cases to O'Brien's office of non-citizens who "had registered and/or voted in recent elections in Franklin County."

Let's go back to paper ballots.  Going back to paper ballots may strike many people, as it used to strike me, as retrograde.  Isn't it a lot faster to count electronic votes?  Isn't there a danger that paper ballots can be altered, defaced, and burned?  Isn't electronic voting cooler and more up to date?  But the arguments against paper ballots wither under inspection.  Speed of counting:  Why do we need an immediate result?  The press has exit polls, of varying and perhaps improving worth (Britain's was much better this year than in 2015 and 2016).  And speaking of Britain, it only takes until about 5:00 am the night of election day, to have the results in for all (save maybe one or two) parliamentary constituencies.  California, in contrast, takes four to five weeks to count all its ballots — California, the home of Silicon Valley!  The fact is that sacrificing a bit of speed for reliability is probably a good trade.  The strongest argument for paper ballots is that they can't be hacked.  The second strongest is that there is an independent record of each ballot cast, which some computerized systems lack.

Illegals Voting in Maryland City Elections Just the Tip of the Iceberg in Trend of Illegal Alien Voting?  We've been reporting on this unbelievable trend in non-citizen (green card holders AND illegal aliens) voting across Maryland since August.  The city of College Park, Maryland is the latest to decide on non-citizen voting by a slim margin.

Update:
College Park, Maryland won't allow non-citizens to vote in local elections after all.  Non-U.S. citizens won't be allowed to vote on local matters in College Park, Md., despite city council officials voting in favor of a proposal that would have allowed it earlier this week.

Another update:
This report in The Washington Post contradicts the update immediately above:
Non-citizens can now vote in College Park, Md..  The Washington suburb of College Park, Md., on Tuesday [9/12/2017] became the largest U.S. city to allow noncitizens to cast ballots in municipal elections after a divided City Council vote that reflected the nation's heated and emotional debate over illegal immigration.  Unlike most other states, Maryland allows towns and cities to decide for themselves who can vote in local elections.  In recent years, Hyattsville, Mount Rainier, Takoma Park and several smaller towns have extended that privilege to noncitizens.  College Park, home to about 32,000 and the University of Maryland's flagship campus, will join them starting in 2019.

College Park to allow non-US citizens the right to vote in local elections.  The College Park City Council has voted in favor of a measure that would allow city residents who are not U.S. citizens to vote in local elections.  College Park joins six other towns in allowing legal permanent residents and undocumented immigrants to vote in municipal elections.

U.S. top court hands win to Republicans over Texas voting maps.  An ideologically divided U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday [9/12/2017] handed a win to Republicans in Texas by putting on hold rulings that said electoral districts drawn by state lawmakers discriminated against minority voters.

If voter fraud by out-of-state Democrats managed to sway New Hampshire elections the implications are huge.  Did voter fraud in New Hampshire save ObamaCare from being repealed?  The Presidential Commission on Election Integrity is meeting Tuesday in New Hampshire and may eventually provide an answer.  A debate is raging in the state, home of the first presidential primary, about whether state election laws were violated last November by out-of-state Democrats who entered New Hampshire and took advantage of the same-day voter registration law to falsely claim they were New Hampshire residents.  The election featured a photo-finish race for president — Hillary Clinton won by 2,467 votes — and in the race for the U.S. Senate.  Democrat Maggie Hassan narrowly defeated incumbent GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte by only 1,017 votes.

Stunning testimony:  Voting machines can be hacked without a trace of evidence.  The country's voting machines are susceptible to hacking, which could be done in a way so that it leaves no fingerprints, making it impossible to know whether the outcome was changed, computer experts told President Trump's voter integrity commission Tuesday [9/12/2017].  The testimony marked a departure for the commission, which was formed to look into fraud and barriers to voting, but which heard that a potentially greater threat to confidence in American elections is the chance for enemy actors to meddle.

New Data:  Illegal Voters May Have Decided New Hampshire in 2016.  Newly available data is casting doubt on the integrity of the presidential election in New Hampshire in 2016, which Hillary Clinton won by just over 2,700 votes.  Over 6,000 voters in New Hampshire had used same-day voter registration procedures to register and vote simultaneously for president.  The current New Hampshire speaker of the House, Shawn Jasper, sought and obtained data about what happened to these 6,000 "new" New Hampshire voters who showed up on Election Day.  It seems the overwhelming majority of them can no longer be found in New Hampshire.  Of those 6,000, only 1,014 have ever obtained New Hampshire driver's licenses.  Of the 5,526 voters who never obtained a New Hampshire driver's license, a mere three percent have registered a vehicle in New Hampshire.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation received information that 70 percent of the same-day registrants used out-of-state photo ID to vote in the 2016 presidential election in New Hampshire and to utilize same-day registration.

It Appears That Out-of-State Voters Changed the Outcome of the New Hampshire U.S. Senate Race.  For years, the mainstream media has ignored the problem of voter fraud and belittled those of us who are trying to do something about it.  And when secretaries of state like me identify cases of fraud, we are told that the number of incidents of voter fraud is too insignificant to matter.  Now, however, facts have come to light that indicate that a pivotal, close election was likely changed through voter fraud on November 8, 2016:  New Hampshire's U.S. Senate Seat, and perhaps also New Hampshire's four electoral college votes in the presidential election.

Trump was right again about voter fraud, this time from New Hampshire.  President Trump was upbraided in the press for stating that illegal out-of-state voters swung the New Hampshire vote to Hillary Clinton in a state he otherwise would have won in the presidential election of 2016.  Mixing news with opinion, the Boston Globe, under the headline, "Trump makes groundless N.H. vote fraud claims," [...] But it turns out Trump was objectively right all along, and not for the first time.

More than 5,000 out-of-state voters may have tipped New Hampshire against Trump.  Over 6,000 individuals registered to vote in New Hampshire for Election Day Nov. 8 using out-of-state driver's licenses — and since then the vast majority have neither obtained an in-state license nor registered a motor vehicle.  Speaker of the New Hampshire House Shawn Jasper, a Republican, issued the findings on Thursday based on inquiries he made to the Department of State, which oversees elections, and the Department of Safety.  Since election days, Republicans have charged that a significant number of non-resident Democrats, principally from Massachusetts, flowed into New Hampshire to vote illegally, tilting close elections to their party.  Mr. Jasper's findings give credence, though not outright proof, to those allegations.

Chicago Reportedly Finds At Least 14,000 More Votes Than Voters In 2016 Election.  News of voter fraud in one of the most crooked cities in America, run by Rahm Emanuel, one of the most crooked mayors in America, who supported Crooked Hillary in Crooked Barack Obama's hometown of Chicago should come as a surprise to no one.  The head of the Chicago Republican Party is claiming the city reported thousands of more votes cast than voters in the 2016 election — sparking a battle with Chicago officials who call the allegations overblown.

Florida Democrat Election Official Admits Noncitizens, Felons Voting.  A veteran Democrat chief election official in Florida has conceded in court that noncitizens and felons possibly voted, in a case that could have national implications for how localities clean up voter rolls.  Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes is defending her office against a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Rights Union, a conservative legal group that contends there are more voters registered on Broward's rolls than there are eligible voters in the county.  Those rolls are said to be inflated with not only noncitizens and felons, but also other ineligible people who have voted illegally.

Spewing Outrage at Voter Fraud Commission, Judge and Media Miss Facts.  [Scroll down]  So, far from being "documents the public had not seen," these are documents The Heritage Foundation and The Daily Signal — the multimedia news arm of the organization — have been pushing out to the public and encouraging wide readership of.  And no, the database isn't "purporting to show," as the [Washington] Post put it, over 1,000 cases of voter fraud.  It's just, well, showing around 1,100 cases of clear voter fraud.  As the introduction to the database puts it, "The Heritage Foundation is providing a list of election fraud cases from across the country, broken down by state, where individuals were either convicted of vote fraud, or where a judge overturned the results of an election."

What Are Democrats So Afraid Of?  When President Donald Trump announced his Advisory Commission on Election Integrity the media nearly lost what was left of their minds.  Journalists mocked the idea, dismissing it as an exercise in vanity, insisting Trump was pushing what they freely labeled a lie because he's upset over having lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by 3 million. [...] Yet Democrats are adamant that this commission end, and their fellow Democrats in positions of power in the states resist any cooperation.  Their activist arms have gone so far as to file lawsuits to delay sharing voter information with the commission.  Not to stop it — it's public information, after all — but to slow the process in the hope of stopping it altogether.  Why?  Some have claimed the federal government has no business obtaining the last four digits of voter's [sic] Social Security numbers, which is absurd since the government is the one who issued them.  Others have attempted to stoke fears that the Trump administration wants to see how people voted.  This is also insane since no ballot is tied to any identifying marks.

Top Florida Democrat Election Official Admits Illegal Aliens Vote.  President Trump refuses to back down from claims about illegal aliens voting in U.S. elections — and rightfully so.  In a rare admission, Brenda Snipes, a key election official in the state of Florida, admitted both "noncitizens" and felons have voted in Broward County.

ACORN Sues California to Allow More Illegals to Vote.  An ACORN offshoot and other left-wing pressure groups are suing California in federal court because the state hasn't made it easy enough for Democrats to flood voter rolls with illegal aliens and foreign nationals who aren't legally eligible to vote.  Throughout the years Mickey Mouse, Mary Poppins, and celebrities living and dead were registered to vote because now-defunct ACORN and its allied groups were allowed to pollute the voter rolls.

Chicago had 14,000 more votes than voters in 2016 general election.  President Trump continues to receive scorn over his assertion last year that vote fraud accounted for Hillary Clinton's raw vote majority.  Democrats and their shills are unanimous in denouncing the "false claims."  (The Amazon Washington Post recently called it a "zombie claim.")  When the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity was announced, it was denounced as a waste, an attempt to intimidate minorities, and a scheme to violate privacy, which has caused states to refuse to release public data requested by the commission.  Its investigator, J. Christian Adams, is being vilified.  Even Republicans expressed reluctance to Politico over the investigation.

Justice Alito temporarily blocks order for Texas voting map to be redrawn.  Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Monday [/28/2017] agreed to a request from Texas officials to temporarily block a lower court order directing Texas to redraw two of the state's 36 congressional districts.  The case, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott v.  Shannon Perez, centers on two districts in a court-ordered redistricting plan the state adopted in 2013, two years after its initial plans to draw the maps were challenged as racially discriminatory.

Maybe Trump Really Did Win the Popular Vote.  Let's say, just for fun, that you were a flight attendant.  One of your jobs is to check the number of passengers vs. what's on the flight manifest.  Too few and you would chalk it up to someone missing their flight.  Oh well.  But what if there were too many passengers?  You would figure there's a problem. [...] You know what else is illegal?  Falsely registering to vote.  But this, according to the left, simply isn't happening.  It was just another hyperbolic claim from our unhinged President.  However, IBD, reporting on Judicial Watch's Election Integrity Project, found that "some 3.5 million more people are registered to vote in the U.S. than are alive among America's adult citizens." You don't say.  Now, why exactly do people register to vote?  Oh, that's right — because they intend to vote.  And a lot of people did.

U.S. Has 3.5 Million More Registered Voters Than Live Adults — A Red Flag For Electoral Fraud.  American democracy has a problem — a voting problem.  According to a new study of U.S. Census data, America has more registered voters than actual live voters.  It's a troubling fact that puts our nation's future in peril.  The data come from Judicial Watch's Election Integrity Project.  The group looked at data from 2011 to 2015 produced by the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, along with data from the federal Election Assistance Commission.

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Yes, and many of the "live adults" are not eligible to vote, for a variety of reasons.

Obama Never Told 21 States Russians Were Hacking Their Voting Systems.  State election officials still don't know which 21 of their jurisdictions Russian hackers targeted, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.  Secretaries of state — who are the top election officials in 40 states — told TheDCNF they were shocked to learn of the Russian hacking when Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials first divulged it at a June 21, 2017, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing.

Millions More Registered to Vote Than There Are Adults in the U.S.  Remember how CNN, The New York Times, and the rest of #FakeNews media kept insisting that President Trump was lying about rampant vote fraud?  Well, that thumping sound you heard in the distance was yet another progressive-Communist canard exploding.

Govt Employees Arrested for Allegedly Selling False IDs to Illegal Aliens for Voter Fraud.  Federal authorities arrested six persons last week involved in an apparent scheme to produce false identification documents through the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), some of which were then used as ID to illegally vote in Boston, reported Judicial Watch.  Four RMV employees were arrested along with a document vendor and document dealer for allegedly conspiring to provide Puerto Rico licenses and official state ID cards to illegal immigrants in exchange for cash.  In some cases, the false identities and addresses that the perpetrators sold were used to fraudulently register to vote in the state of Massachusetts.  The identity theft operation was uncovered in 2015 when Massachusetts State Police received an anonymous letter alleging that an RMV employee was selling stolen identifications and drivers' licenses.

College student gets 100 days in slammer for registering dead voters for Dems.  A Virginia college student was sentenced this week to 100 days incarceration for submitting fraudulent voter registration forms listing the names of dead people and other faulty information for a political organization connected to the Democratic Party.  Andrew J. Spieles, 21, was sentenced in federal court Tuesday [8/8/2017] for knowingly transferring false Virginia voter registration forms during the 2016 election, according to the Justice Department.

Licenses, ID Cards Sold to Illegal Aliens by Corrupt State Workers Used for Voter Fraud.  A year after Judicial Watch reported a rise in illegal aliens using fake Puerto Rican birth certificates to obtain authentic U.S. passports and drivers' licenses, the feds have busted a Massachusetts operation run by corrupt state workers.  The state employees sold drivers' licenses and state identification cards to illegal immigrants who bought Puerto Rican documents on the black market, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).  The operation perpetuated voter fraud because some of the false identities and addresses were used to vote in Boston, the state's capital and largest city.  The case is the latest of many illustrating that there's an epidemic of voter fraud in the U.S. that's seldom reported in the mainstream media.

Judicial Watch threatens to sue California - after finding 11 counties with more registered voters than eligible citizens.  Dems will often argue that such fraud is "not widespread," but they're loathe to define what, exactly, 'widespread' means.  How many bogus votes need to be cast before blue states care?  Enter Judicial Watch.  They're threatening to sue the state of California because Governor Moonbeam's voter rolls have gone completely off the rails.  In 11 counties, Judicial Watch found that there were more registered voters than citizens of legal age.  Sometimes by as much as 144%[.]

Still Think Our Elections Are Fair?: 11 California Counties Have More Registered Voters Than Voting Age Adults.  Right now there are plenty of Democrats who think Russia hacked our elections, but they'll laugh at Trump's accusation that illegal immigrants stole the popular vote from him (which is very likely).  The truth is that our elections are seriously compromised, and not by the Russians.  The latest example of this fact comes from California, where it was recently discovered that there are 11 counties that have more registered voters than eligible voters.

LA County Admits Number Of Registered Voters At 144% Of Resident Citizens Of Voting Age.  The Election Integrity Project California provides a list of 11 California counties that have more registered voters than voting-age citizens.  In addition, Los Angeles County officials informed the project that "the number of registered voters now stands at a number that is a whopping 144% of the total number of resident citizens of voting age."

Judicial Watch Warns California: 11 Counties Have More Voters than Voting-Age Citizens.  Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog organization, has sent a letter to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla on behalf of the Election Integrity Project, noting that there are 11 counties in the state with more registered voters, and alleging that the state may be out of compliance with Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).

Judicial Watch Warns California to Clean Voter Registration Lists or Face Federal Lawsuit.  Judicial Watch announced it sent a notice-of-violation letter to the state of California and 11 of its counties threatening to sue in federal court if it does not clean its voter registration lists as mandated by the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).  Both the NVRA and the federal Help America Vote Act require states to take reasonable steps to maintain accurate voting rolls.  The August 1 letter was sent on behalf of several Judicial Watch California supporters and the Election Integrity Project California, Inc.

Bombshell Discovery Reveals Major 'Discrepancy' In 2016 Votes.  President Trump's Advisory Commission on Election Integrity has set out to seek justice.  The Government Accountability Institute (GAI) discovered that "thousands of votes in the 2016 election were illegal duplicate votes from people who registered and voted in more than one state."  GAI used lists of public voter data from only 21 states to match names birthdays and social security numbers to find 8,471 votes from 2016 were duplicated.  You can estimate the number of fraudulent votes based on all 50 states and the GAI conservatively estimated that to be around 45,000.

Hackers Took Over Electronic Voting Machines In Two Hours At DEF CON.  Hackers at the Las Vegas' annual DEF CON event took over electronic voting machines in a display of a simulation run for the White House proving that rigging an election is indeed possible, something that many researchers have warned about for several years.  It took under 90 minutes for hackers to physically break down the 30 voting machines and discover weaknesses in their defenses, The Register UK reported.  Of the 30 voting booths, the hardware and software were manufactured by Diebold, Sequoia and Winvote.

Hacking Voting Machines is 'Easy' According to Experts.  The DEF CON cybersecurity conference brought in 30 voting machines for attendees to play with. [...] Electronic voting machines were designed with older technology, for a specific purpose.  They display a ballot, record a vote, and tabulate.  Slot machines are far more advanced than voting machines (and far more difficult to hack).

New study: at least 45,000 people voted twice in 2016 election.  That's just people voting twice.  It doesn't include dead people votes, illegal alien votes, felon votes, absentee ballot fraud, intentional miscounts, and the blatant wholesale fraud we see in big Democrat cities like Chicago and New York.  So just the tip of the iceberg.

New study documents voter fraud in 2016 election.  I wrote here about the attempt of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity to obtain voter data from the states to determine whether, or to what extent, voter fraud is a problem.  More than a few states have resisted, even though many of them make the same information available for purchase by campaigns, political parties, researchers or even the general public.  What, it must be asked, are these states trying to conceal?  A new study by the Government Accountability Institute suggests the answer.  It shows that thousands of votes in the 2016 election were illegal duplicate votes from people who registered and voted in more than one state.

Florida turns over voter-roll data to Trump election commission.  Florida provided voter-roll data to President Donald Trump's election-fraud commission Friday [7/28/2017] despite a lawsuit by the ACLU of Florida attempting to prevent the state from providing the information.  Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner complied with the request by the commission after a federal judge in Washington, D.C., cleared the way Monday for the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity to resume its effort to collect voter data from all states.  U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly rejected a request by the Electronic Privacy Information Center to block the data collection.

Trump's voting commission again asks states for voter data, vows to protect records.  President Donald Trump's voting commission, given a judge's approval to resume seeking voter data, has issued another request asking states for information and vowing to keep the details confidential.  The voting panel has come under intense scrutiny and faced a wave of lawsuits since making a sweeping request last month for reams of "publicly-available voter roll data," including names, addresses, dates of birth and partial Social Security numbers.

Study: 8,471 Cases of Double Voting Uncovered in 21 States.  As the debate over President Donald Trump's voter fraud commission intensifies, a new study has found 8,471 instances of double voting during the 2016 elections occurring in 21 states.  The nonpartisan Government Accountability Institute (GAI), which was cofounded by Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer and former Breitbart Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon, analyzed data from 21 U.S. states and found that 7,271 ballots were cast in more than one state by individuals with the identical first and last name, middle initial, birthdate, and partial Social Security number.  Another 1,200 double votes meeting the same criteria were detected within the same state.  Given the high methodological bar employed, GAI says the statistical "probability of correctly matching two records with the same name, birthdate, and Social Security number is close to 100 percent."

President Trump's Voter Fraud Commission Meets, Smeared by Deniers.  The President's Commission on Election Integrity is going to do what no academic, no law professor, and certainly no group funded by George Soros has been willing to do:  inventory and catalog the extent of voter fraud using all available data.  Naturally, a smear campaign sprung into action as soon it was clear that the president was serious.  The groups that raise money telling Americans there is no voter fraud led the effort.  They have a lot to lose, so they have a lot to do.  After all, if they're wrong, their donors were had and their claim that voter fraud is a myth risks being exposed as one big lie.

Court rejects attempt to block election integrity panel from doing its job.  The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity wants to find out whether, and to what extent, voter fraud exists.  To do so, it needs data, specifically voter data from the states.  The left filed a lawsuit to block access to this data.  It is afraid of what the data might reveal.  Remember when the left used to fancy itself data-driven?  A federal judge, Colleen Kollar-Kotely, has ruled that the Commission's request for state voter data is lawful.  Judge Kollar-Kotely is a Clinton appointee.

Voter Fraud Database Tops 1,000 Proven Cases.  As the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity convenes its first meeting on Wednesday, the issue of voter fraud in American elections has become even more contentious and hyperbolic.  One of the left's main arguments against reform is that voter fraud simply does not occur.  How liberals arrive at this conclusion, we cannot say.  Time and again, studies and analyses point to one incontrovertible conclusion:  that voter fraud is a real and pressing issue that deserves serious solutions, and The Heritage Foundation has the evidence to prove it.  On Thursday [7/20/2017], The Heritage Foundation is releasing a new edition of its voter fraud database.  Featuring well over 100 new cases, the database documents 1,071 instances of voter fraud spanning 47 states, including 938 criminal convictions.

Trump pushes states to turn over sensitive information to voter fraud commission.  The acting head of President Donald Trump's voter fraud commission says it's probably not possible to determine whether Hillary Clinton won the popular vote because of fraud.  'You know, we may never know the answer to that,' Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach told MSNBC's Katy Tur today [7/19/2017].  'We will probably never know the answer to that question because even if you could prove that a certain number votes were cast by ineligible voters, for example, you wouldn't know how they voted.'

The Voter Purges Aren't Coming, Just Another Silly Democratic Narrative.  On the morning of the first meeting of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Election Integrity, Vanita Gupta — the head of the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division under the Obama administration — published a "Moon Landing Was Faked"-level rant about the Committee's supposed dangers to American democracy.  She really did title it "The Voter Purges Are Coming."  They aren't, Miss Gupta, but your op-ed does a tremendous job of making the case for an immediate purge of Obama-era executive branch hires.

Perez: 'It's a War on Voters' Being Waged by Republicans.  Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez said Wednesday that Republicans are trying to "trample on our most sacred freedoms."  The comments were part of Perez's Time magazine op-ed written in response to President Donald Trump's Voter Integrity Commission.

Cummings: Voter fraud commission will 'suppress the vote'.  Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) slammed President Trump's voter fraud panel on Wednesday, arguing that the real motive behind the presidential commission was to "suppress the vote."  In a series of tweets, Cummings went after the commission for not investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and accused the panel's vice chairman, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, of not respecting voters' personal information.

The Editor says...
The voter fraud commission is indeed an attempt to suppress the votes — of dead people!

Colorado's 3,400 voter de-registrations scaring Democrats.  Democrats have always dismissed Republican concerns about illegal voter registrations and evidence of fraudulent voting as pure fantasy.  Why, no illegal immigrant would dream of voting in a U.S. election, despite demonstrating a penchant for lawbreaking by entering the U.S. illegally.  There's no such thing as a multiple-county or multiple-state voters despite the assorted convictions of ACORN operatives, which tell a different story.  There is no such thing as an illegal immigrant casting a ballot — despite big money for voter registration efforts in illegal immigrant areas.  Meanwhile, the very idea that illegal votes would be heavily slanted toward benefiting Democrats — who, in the Hugo Chávez style, offer free stuff from others' pockets — is unimaginable!

Soros-Funded Groups Fight to Stop Trump's Voter Fraud Commission.  President Donald Trump's voter fraud commission announced late Monday it's temporarily suspending its collection of voter data from states following a lawsuit by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.  The Electronic Privacy Information Center had asked for a temporary restraining order in its July 3 suit, saying the commission should have had a plan to protect the data on individual voters before it set about collecting it from the state.  But there's more to the story.

Voter Fraud is Real and Extensive.  Lou Dobbs has reported on Pew Research studies that there are 18 million invalid registrations and 2 million are dead and voting.  Other notable parts of the study:  Approximately 24 million or one out of every eight voter registrations in the U.S. are no longer valid or significantly inaccurate[.]  More that 1.8 million deceased individuals are still on voter rolls[.]  2.75 million people are registered in more than one state.  How can the Democrats claim this many invalid votes would not sway the election?  Our government has allowed this situation to fester, has permitted legal cases not allowing the purging of the voter rolls, and Voter ID.  Someone should ask the progressives and the governors in these states who refuse to assist the government in getting our voting rolls right how this does not erode the confidence in our elections by the people of this country.

Targeting voter fraud - why are so many states against this?  We make the collection of election data our business.  And what we legally collect on voters — a data set as large as any electoral data volume in the country — far surpasses the commission's simple request.  Secretaries of State among the many states began publicly objecting to the commission's request last week.  The purveyors of outrage smelled a conspiracy.  The Trump administration must have been hatching a sinister plot.  Why would they want massive amounts of voter data, if not to manipulate it for political purposes?  But let's be clear about what they are requesting: data that is widely public in the fifty states, accessed by GOP and Democrat political consultants every day, even those that work for secretaries of state (at least in states where they run for office).

Texas County Votes To Return To Paper Ballots.  After years of reports of electronic voting machines "accidentally" registering votes for Republicans as votes for Democrats, one Texas county has had enough of the uncertainty and has voted to return to paper ballots.  Denton County experienced a series of issues during last year's presidential election, and its voters aren't taking any chances.

ACLU sues to demand transparency from Trump's voter integrity panel.  The ACLU filed a new lawsuit Monday [7/10/2017] against President Trump's voter integrity commission, delivering a fierce rhetorical attack on the panel as part of a complaint that the commission is violating open-government rules.  Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union said the commission, which Mr. Trump set up to study the scope of voter fraud and the size of potential barriers to voting, is actually an attempt to give "a veneer of legitimacy" to the president's claims that millions of illegal votes were cast in last year's election.

No Election Fraud?  Let's Find Out!.  The Trump administration is an object lesson in willpower.  Just the hint of a crackdown — on illegal immigration, on voter fraud — gets almost immediate results.  It's human nature to take advantage of a sucker's game for as long as the taking is good, but once the force of law rears its head, most folks think better of it.

Hundreds of voter registrations withdrawn in Colorado after state signals compliance with Trump election commission:  Report.  Several county clerks in Colorado said they've seen hundreds of people withdraw their voter registrations following the state's announcement that it would comply with President Trump's voter fraud commission.  In Denver, a spokesperson for the Denver Elections Division said 180 people have withdrawn their registrations in the county since Monday [7/3/2017], according to a Denver Channel report.  In Arapahoe County, which contains the city of Aurora, at least 160 people have withdrawn their registrations since July 1.

The Editor says...
This tells me there are 160 people who should be interviewed about the details of their recent voting.

Man living in Austintown charged with illegal voting.  A man living in Austintown is charged with illegal voting.  Konstantinos Leonidas Mouzos, 69, of Compass West Drive, pleaded not guilty to felony counts in a Mahoning County courtroom on Wednesday [7/5/2017].  He has been charged with two felony counts.

Immigration agency won't commit to giving noncitizen data to voter fraud commission.  The U.S. immigration agency that holds millions of records on noncitizens living legally in the U.S. will not commit to turning over that data to President Trump's commission on voter fraud.  The Commission on Election Integrity already has clashed with Democrat-run states that are refusing to meet its written requests to provide voter rolls.  The information is considered public and is often given or sold to political groups.  Commission Vice Chairman Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state, told The Washington Times in May that he also wants U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to provide the identifications of noncitizens living as permanent residents with green cards.

Kris Kobach:  Only 14 states have refused Trump election commission request.  Kris Kobach, vice chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, said Wednesday [7/5/2017] that only 14 states and the District of Columbia have refused the commission's recent request for voter data, disputing reports that dozens of states had rejected the request.  "At present 20 states have agreed to provide the publicly available information requested by the commission and another 16 states are reviewing which information can be released under their state laws," Kobach said in a statement.  "In all, 36 states have either agreed or are considering participating with the Commission's work to ensure the integrity of the American electoral system."

Why the rebellion over Trump voter commission?  In the past week election officials in dozens of states have rejected a request from the newly-formed Presidential Advisory Commission on Electoral Integrity to provide voter records for a study on the extent (if any) of election fraud.  Some of those officials have expressed great indignation that the commission would even ask.  Yet many of those same officials would gladly sell those very same records — to campaigns, to candidates, to political consultants, even to you.  It's a situation that baffles some political veterans.  President Trump created the commission by executive order on May 11.  Vice President Mike Pence is the chairman, and the vice chairman is Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state and gubernatorial candidate.  Kobach is the one who sent the request to officials in all 50 states.

Travis County investigates possibility 17 people voted twice in 2016 election.  Travis County has referred 17 alleged cases of people voting twice — once during early voting and again on election day — to the county attorney.  The tax assessor and voter registrar, Bruce Elfant, confirms to KXAN he's communicated to the county attorney about the issues from last November's election.  "Any intentional voter fraud is too much and if we see questionable ballots we're going to forward them and make sure they're investigated," said Elfant.

Lawsuit says Trump commission has no legal authority' to collect voter data.  President Trump's voter integrity commission has "no legal authority" to collect information from states about their voter rolls, a privacy group said in a new court filing Thursday [7/6/2017], escalating a legal clash with the panel.  The Electronic Privacy Information Center, which has filed an emergency lawsuit to try to derail the Trump commission, says that it doesn't matter what sort of information states will allow, the mere act of the panel requesting data, without having safeguards in place, violates federal privacy and electronic records laws.

Georgia voters, Colorado nonprofit sue to overturn special election results in Georgia's 6th Congressional District.  A group of Georgia voters and a Colorado-based watchdog organization filed a lawsuit late Monday [7/3/2017] asking a judge to overturn the results of last month's 6th Congressional District special election and scrap the state's voting system, Colorado Politics has learned.  The complaint, filed in Fulton County Superior Court, alleges that state and local election officials ignored warnings for months that Georgia's centralized election system — already known for potential security flaws and lacking a paper trail to verify results — had been compromised and left unprotected from intruders since at least last summer, casting doubt on Republican Karen Handel's 3.8-point win over Democrat Jon Ossoff in the most expensive House race in the nation's history.

The Editor says...
The Democrats constantly insist there's no such thing as voter fraud — until they lose an election.

Trump Lost RI by 59,000 Votes, RI Potentially Has 150,000 Fraudulent Voters.  President Trump lost Rhode Island last November by 59,000 votes.  This has been a rigidly Democratic New England state for decades.  Hillary won with 225,000 votes to Trump's 166,000.  That is not the story, the story is there were potentially 150,000 fraudulent voters.  Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea has found 150,000 people wrongly placed on the state's voter rolls, The Providence Journal reported Wednesday [6/28/2017].  She said she wouldn't call it "fraud".  They were mostly "inaccuracies".

Trump voter-fraud panel's data request a gold mine for hackers, experts warn.  Cybersecurity specialists are warning that President Donald Trump's voter-fraud commission may unintentionally expose voter data to even more hacking and digital manipulation.  Their concerns stem from a letter the commission sent to every state this week, asking for full voter rolls and vowing to make the information "available to the public."  The requested information includes full names, addresses, birth dates, political party and, most notably, the last four digits of Social Security numbers.  The commission is also seeking data such as voter history, felony convictions and military service records.

The Editor says...
As I understand Mr. Trump's request for voter data, most or all of the stuff he has requested is a matter of public record already.

Terry McAuliffe Again Obstructs Efforts to Investigate Voter Fraud.  The decision by Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe (D.) not to cooperate with a White House commission examining voting processes in federal elections comes after a year in which the governor circumvented the commonwealth's supreme court to restore voting rights for convicted felons and stalled efforts by the Virginia legislature to fight voter fraud.  McAuliffe announced on Thursday evening [6/29/2017] he has "no intention of honoring" a request for publicly available voter data made by the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which was established through a May executive order and is being led by Vice President Mike Pence.  McAuliffe stated in his rejection that there is "no evidence" of voter fraud in Virginia, and that the "only irregularity in the 2016 presidential election centered around Russian tampering."  He also stated his belief that the commission was set up as a "tool to commit large-scale voter suppression."

The Editor says...
In a way, Mr. McAuliffe is correct:  The commission was set up to help suppress the votes of dead people, non-citizens, incarcerated felons, and the victims of identity theft.

Multiple states reject request from Trump's voter fraud commission to provide voter roll data.  Officials in at least five states say they will reject a request by President Trump's voter fraud commission to turn over all publicly available voter roll data.  By late Thursday evening California, Kentucky, Virginia, Massachusetts and Connecticut signaled resistance to the request citing concerns over privacy, politics and one of the commission's top officials.  In a letter sent Wednesday to all 50 secretaries of state, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity's vice chairman — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach — requests the full names of all registered voters, their addresses, dates of birth, the last four digits of their Social Security numbers, voting history and other personal information.

Trump election panel asks all 50 states for voter roll data.  The vice chairman of President Trump's commission on election integrity sent a letter to all 50 states Wednesday [6/28/2017] requesting information on their voter rolls.  Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is seeking several pieces of information about voters, including their names, birthdays, the last four digits of their Social Security numbers and their voting history dating back to 2006.  The letter, sent to the secretaries of state of all 50 states and obtained by The Hill, directs states to turn over "publicly-available voter roll data including, if publicly available under the laws of your state, the full first and last names of all registrants, middle names or initials if available, addresses, dates of birth, political party (if recorded in your state), last four digits of social security number if available, [and] voter history from 2006 onward."

Student Gets Prison Term for Registering Dead People as Democratic Voters.  A student at James Madison University who was working for a political organization affiliated with the Democratic party was sentenced to go to prison for at least 100 days after he pleaded guilty to registering dead people to vote.  Andrew J. Spieles of Harrisonburg, Virginia entered his plea on Monday [6/26/2017] in federal court.  He had been working for the group Harrisonburg Votes last summer.  A U.S. Attorney's Office spokesperson said, "In July 2016 Spieles' job was to register as many voters as possible and reported to Democratic Campaign headquarters in Harrisonburg."

College Student Gets Jail Time For Registering Dead People To Vote For Democrats.  Democrats constantly say there's no need for voter ID because voter fraud never happens.  How will they explain this story?  A college student working for a Democrat organization registered dead people to vote Democrat.  Now he's going to jail.

Paper ballots are hack-proof.  It's time to bring them back.  It remains true that there is no actual evidence that a single vote was changed by hackers in the 2016 election.  But even the possibility of hacking has served to promote the sort of conspiracy-mongering and political hatred that led to, for example, the shooting attack on Republican lawmakers last week.  In a democratic polity, people have to believe that their votes are counted honestly, or the legitimacy of the system collapses.

Did Votes By Non-Citizens Cost Trump The 2016 Popular Vote?  Sure Looks That Way.  Late in 2016, we created a stir by suggesting that Donald Trump was likely right when he claimed that millions of noncitizens had illegally voted in the U.S. election.  Now, a study by a New Jersey think tank provides new evidence that that's what happened.

Trump Was Right:  Study Shows As Many as 5.7 Million Illegals May Have Voted.  A research group located out of New Jersey has processed through brand new post-election polling data and found that the number of non citizens voting illegally in U.S. elections is most likely much higher than what had been previously estimated.  The number they came up to as much as 5.7 million.

The 'Voter Fraud Doesn't Exist' Claim Is on Shaky Ground.  In January, Thomas Gallatin explored a deeply troubling question that threatens the integrity of this nation's electoral system:  "Just how much voting fraud does exist?" Nobody can say for certain.  As Gallatin pointed out, "If no comprehensive investigations are done, then the argument merely continues to be the spitting contest it currently has become." That's what prompted Donald Trump to form the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity.  The commission is evaluating both voter fraud and voter suppression.

RNC Contractor Exposes Data on Nearly 200M Voters:  Should You Be Worried?  On Monday [6/19/2017], a cyber risk researcher reported that an RNC contractor had exposed a database including nearly every single registered U.S. voter, including names, dates of birth, home and mailing addresses, registered party, and much more.  Should Americans be worried that their data has been accessed and will be used against them?

Recalculations of illegal votes by noncitizens puts number closer to Trump's.  A research group in New Jersey has taken a fresh look at postelection polling data and concluded that the number of noncitizens voting illegally in U.S. elections is likely far greater than previous estimates.  As many as 5.7 million noncitizens may have voted in the 2008 election, which put Barack Obama in the White House.  The research organization Just Facts, a widely cited, independent think tank led by self-described conservatives and libertarians, revealed its number-crunching in a report on national immigration.

Leahy: Automatic Voter Registration 'Should Not be a Partisan Issue'.  Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday [6/14/2017] introduced legislation that would automatically register voters who transmit information to state and federal agencies, potentially adding 50 million new voters around the country.  In introducing the legislation on the House Floor, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) discussed Shelby County v. Holder, a 2013 Supreme Court decision that struck down certain aspects of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and eliminated the need for nine states to seek federal approval for altering voting laws.  Central to the decision was the debate over racial discrimination through polling laws.

Security failure left nearly 7 million Georgia voter records exposed, researcher finds.  A security researcher disclosed a gaping security hole at the outfit that manages Georgia's election technology, days before the state holds a closely watched congressional runoff vote on June 20.

Fox News Exposes Corrupt Voter Fraud Group Ties to Hillary Clinton and Harry Reid.  Liberals want you to believe that voter fraud isn't real.  These are the same Democrats who have spent years claiming that Republicans can rig elections through voter machines.  But Democrats are the ones that steal elections.  Far too many illegal aliens were registered to vote and actually showed up on election day.  Now, Fox News' Jesse Watters has dropped a bombshell report that should shock all Americans.  A dozen workers for a group with links to the Clinton Family and former Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) have been charged with using fake names on voter registration forms.

Canvassers charged in fake, fraudulent voter registrations.  Twelve employees of a Democrat-linked group focused on mobilizing black voters in Indiana are accused of submitting fake or fraudulent voter registration applications ahead of last year's general election in order to meet quotas, according to charging documents filed Friday [6/9/2017].

12 Staffers At Dem-Linked Group Charged With Voter Fraud.  Local prosecutors in Marion County, Indiana, charged 12 employees of a Democratic-linked voter recruitment organization of submitting fraudulent voter registration applications prior to the 2016 election.  According to the Associated Press, prosecutors say that 11 temporary canvassers working for the Indiana Voter Registration Project made and sent in an unknown number of fake voter applications.  The canvassers' supervisor, Holiday Burke, was charged as well.  The organization, the AP reported, is managed by Patriot Majority USA a group with strong ties to Democratic Party, including former President Bill Clinton and former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, as well as labor unions.

Canvassers for Dem-tied group charged in voter registration fraud scheme.  Twelve employees of an Indiana group tied to former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and former President Bill Clinton were charged Friday for allegedly submitting fake or fraudulent voter registration applications before the 2016 presidential election.  The Indiana Voter Registration Project, an Indiana-based group focused on mobilizing and registering black voters, allegedly submitted an unknown number of falsified applications, according to a probable cause affidavit.  Eleven canvassers temporarily employed by the group were charged by Marion County prosecutors, along with their supervisor Holiday Burke — with one count each of procuring or submitting voter registration applications known to be "false, fictitious, or fraudulent."  If convicted, each faces up to two-and-a-half years in prison.  The group as a whole is also charged, and could face a $10,000 fine.

Why kids can't think.  [Scroll down]  Kids are also indoctrinated to believe that anyone who wants to require photo IDs to vote is trying to oppress the vote and is a racist.  I wonder why the kids won't question the professor as to why those same people who can't get photo IDs are required to have them for so many other things by the government.

The Leaked NSA Report Is Being Read Backward.  [Scroll down]  In reality, even if the allegedly GRU-affiliated hackers got into the computers of local officials in the states where VR Systems technology was used, they couldn't have changed the election outcome.  VR doesn't actually make voting machines.  It makes electronic poll books that make paper voter rolls unnecessary.  They allow an election worker to check a voter's personal data against the rolls and issue a ballot.  By messing with such a system, hackers could produce confusion, making it difficult for voter names to be verified.  They could even enable ineligible people to vote — but for such a ploy to work, there would need to be large numbers of such ineligible people available for a massive fraud operation on voting day.  The Intercept story suggests that the same local officials who handle the electronic voter rolls also manually install updates on the voting machines.  If so, they could inadvertently infect the voting equipment with malware.  But even if that happened, it didn't swing any states Trump's way.

SCOTUS to hear Ohio voter purge case.  The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling by the state of Ohio that blocked the purge of voter registration rolls.  The state government was enforcing a law passed in the 1990s that removed the names of voters who failed to vote for six straight years.  The goal was to purge the dead and those who had moved out of state.  But liberal groups, including the ACLU, said the process was discriminatory because the purge affected minorities adversely.  They claimed it was a "voter suppression" technique and not an effort to prevent voter fraud.

More than 5,500 illegals registered to vote in Virginia in last decade; 1,852 actually cast ballots.  [Scroll down]  Fairfax County, Virginia's largest jurisdiction, also notched the most reports of noncitizens who had to be kicked off the rolls, with more than 1,000.  Prince William County was second with 523, and Virginia Beach City was third with 517.

Study: More Than 7,400 Illegal Votes Cast in Virginia Since 2011.  Maureen Erickson applied for and received a voter-registration card in Virginia despite listing her home address in Guatemala.  The home address in Guatemala apparently was not enough to sound alarms among elections officials in Prince William County, who let Erickson cast ballots in 14 different elections, according to records obtained by the Public Interest Legal Foundation.  Officials finally removed Erickson's name from the rolls for being a non-citizen in 2012.  Erickson is far from unique.  In a report released Monday [5/29/2017], the Public Interest Legal Foundation details how elections officials quietly removed 5,556 non-citizens from 2011 to May of this year.  The organization determined that 1,852 of those who were non-citizens had voted in past elections.  In fact, the foundation counted 7,474 illegal ballots cast by non-citizens, some dating as far back as the 1980s.

New $80M Anti-Trump Network Spearheaded by Soros-Funded Org With Former ACORN Employees.  A new $80 million anti-Trump network is being led by an organization whose top funder is liberal billionaire George Soros and which employs former members of the controversial and now-defunct Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).  The Center for Popular Democracy Action Fund, the 501(c)(4) sister organization of the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD), a New York-based nonprofit that receives the bulk of its funding from George Soros, announced at their spring gala Tuesday that they will be heading up the new $80 million anti-Trump network that will span 32 states and have 48 local partners, CNN reported.  The network will seek to mobilize new voters and fight voter identification laws.  It will also focus on gerrymandering and automatic voter registration programs with an eye on the 2018 and 2020 election cycles.

Did someone mention ACORN?

Over 7 Million Illegal Voter Registrations Uncovered.  Democrats like to say that there's no voter fraud based on absolutely no facts.  Of course, there's voter fraud and the only reason they say there is none is because they're the ones committing the fraud.  Case in point — over 7 million voter registrations illegally appear to be registered in two states at the same time.  This information is according to voter data obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

More Than 7 Million Voter Registrations Are Duplicated in Multiple States.  More than 7 million voter registrations appear to be registered in two states simultaneously, according to data obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The new voter data was gathered from the Kansas-run interstate voter registration crosscheck program, which is used to identify "possible duplicate registrations among states."  The program began in December 2005 and conducted its first crosscheck in 2006.  It is administered by the office of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who was tapped recently to help lead President Trump's voter fraud commission.

Why Are Democrats Afraid of the Election Integrity Commission?  Few people believe that Trump's estimates of illegal votes paint a realistic picture of the issue, and he offered no evidence for his claim.  But if he's wrong, what is the harm of having the first serious national look at just how big the problem might be?  If liberal critics are right that voter fraud doesn't exist save for trace elements, then the commission will come up empty-handed. [...] Indeed, smart liberals are already moving away from the mantra that "there is no voter fraud" to a more nuanced position.  They know that it's likely that if Kobach and his fellow commissioners allow states to examine federal databases of permanent legal aliens, holders of temporary visas, or alien filers of tax returns, they will probably find people who are illegally registered to vote — and voting.  Kobach told me in an interview that states have tried to run those databases against their own voter-registration lists for years, but the Obama administration turned down all their requests.

Florida Election Officials Caught Filling Out Absentee Ballots, Affidavit Alleges.  Florida voters have complained that they have not been receiving their requested absentee ballots.  We may now know the reason why.  According to a former Secretary of Elections Department employee, there is a secret room where Democrat insiders fill out those absentee ballots.  The woman provided her sworn testimony via affidavit.

Time to clean up the nation's voter rolls.  While Democrats continue to claim that voter fraud does not exist, research continuously proves that it is extremely possible.  A study by the Pew Center found that prior to the 2012 election approximately one in eight voter registrations were no longer valid or significantly inaccurate.  That did not include the 1.8 million deceased individuals on voting rolls or the 2.75 million people registered to vote in more than one state.

Trump to sign order launching voter fraud commission.  President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday to launch a commission to review alleged voter fraud, a White House official confirmed to Fox News, after months of claiming voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election.  The order, titled "Presidential Commission on Election Integrity," would establish a bipartisan commission, chaired by Vice President Mike Pence, to review alleged voter fraud and suppression.  Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who has investigated voter fraud in Kansas, will serve as vice chair.  "This action by President Trump fulfills another promise made to the American people," Pence said in a statement.  "We can't take for granted the integrity of the vote."

Federal Data Can Resolve Vote Fraud Debate, Says Vice Chairman of Donald Trump's Election Integrity Commission.  President Donald Trump's new bipartisan commission on voting security can use federal data to help resolve the bitter partisan dispute about the reality of large-scale fraudulent voting, Commission vice-chairman Kris Kobach told Breitbart News.  "The issue of voting fraud often gets politicized, and people are making statements with few foundations [of fact, so] this commission will provide a firm foundation [of] information and facts that are verifiable about the issues surrounding voter fraud," said Kobach, who is the Kansas Secretary of State and is a long-standing opponent of voters fraud and illegal immigration.

Study: Nearly Three Million Non-Citizens May Have Voted in The 2008 Election.  A report from Old Dominion University claims that 2.8 million non-citizens voted in the 2008 election, enough to alter the outcome of the election.

Auditors: Panel Exposed Voter Records to Potential Hacking.  A legislative audit has found that Maryland's Board of Elections needlessly exposed the full Social Security numbers of almost 600,000 voters to potential hacking, risking theft of voters' identities.

Federal judge orders Georgia to reopen voter registration ahead of 6th District runoff.  A federal judge on Thursday [5/4/2017] ordered Georgia to temporarily reopen voter registration ahead of a hotly contested congressional runoff in the 6th District.  U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten made the ruling as part of a broader lawsuit by a Washington-based advocacy group, which last month accused Georgia of violating federal law by reducing the amount of time residents have to register to vote.  Voter registration shut down March 20 ahead of the deciding runoff June 20 for the 6th District election, which is being held in the northern suburbs of metro Atlanta.  Batten, however, ordered registration immediately reopened until May 21.

How California DMV Could Settle the Question of Voter Fraud.  California AB 60 driver's license holders — who are admittedly in the country illegally by virtue of applying for this class of license — are concerned that the Trump administration may use their AB 60 licenses to identify them for deportation, according to an AP story picked up by Oregon Live.  According to Jessica Gonzalez, spokeswoman for the Dept. of Motor Vehicles (DMV), illegal aliens in California have nothing to fear.  She told the AP that although the department makes "databases available to law-enforcement entities," that information would not include the legal status of driver's license holders.  In response to follow-up questions from Breitbart News, Gonzalez may have inadvertently provided the Trump administration a way to get to the bottom of allegations of massive voter fraud.

Democrats File Federal Lawsuit to Try to Steal the Georgia Special Election.  It is a standard rule in American election law for just about every single state that has runoffs.  There is a voter registration deadline before the first round of the election and if there is a runoff only the people registered before the first round can vote in the runoff.  Democrats and Republicans have abided by this rule for years.  But with Jon Ossoff failing to vote his Ossoff into office last Tuesday, it no longer works for Democrats.

Election Results Gave This Union Millions.  Now State Lawmakers Are Looking Into Voter Fraud.  State lawmakers want Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's administration to explain its apparent faith in a politically connected union despite evidence of fraud since the union won an election to represent thousands of residents who care for disabled relatives in their homes.  State Rep. Marion O'Neill, chairman of the Subcommittee on Employee Relations, plans to schedule a hearing to ask the head of Minnesota's labor relations agency to detail how an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union recruited home caregivers and the state administered the election.  "I want to see how many [ballots] they actually did send out, and I want to see the original receipts for the mailing," O'Neill told The Daily Signal in a phone interview.

Nevada Sec.  State:  DMV Instructed Employees To Register Non-Citizens To Vote.  Nevada's Secretary of State blamed the Department of Motor Vehicles voter registration process for adding people to the state voter rolls who were not U.S. Citizens.  Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske told state DMV director, Terri Albertson in a letter Friday evening about her concerns regarding the registrations.  "It has come to our attention that when offering voter registration opportunities to customers, DMV's employees offer voter registration materials to DMV customers whom they know to be non-citizens based upon their presentation of a Green Card for identification purposes," Cegavske wrote.

New details emerge in theft of Georgia voting machines.  Key electronic voter logs used in the Georgia special election to fill a vacant Congressional seat were swiped from the pickup truck of a poll worker during a grocery run, according to a police report obtained by Fox News.  The theft of early voting check-in books has raised the specter of fraud in the hotly contested race to fill the state's sixth district seat left open when Tom Price was named Health and Human Services secretary.  Tuesday [4/18/2017] is election day, but thousands of voters took part in early voting.

Voting machines stolen ahead of Georgia special election: report.  Voting machines were reported stolen a day before Georgia's special congressional election, according to a new report.  The equipment was stolen last Saturday evening from a Cobb County precinct manager's vehicle, Channel 2 Action News said Monday [4/17/2017].  He did not immediately report the theft.  "It is unacceptable that the Cobb County Elections Office waited two days to notify my office of this theft," Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp said in a statement.

How Marine Le Pen is facing wipe out in French election after computer blunder.  A monumental computer blunder could cost Marine Le Pen the French general election as 500,000 citizens living outside of France have the chance to vote twice.  Half a million people received duplicate polling cards in the post, which would allow them to cast two votes at the first round of the election, held on April 23.  French authorities confirmed they would not be investigating the potential electoral fraud until AFTER the election, when retrospective prosecution may take place.

Judicial Watch Warns 11 States to Clean Voter Registration Lists or Face Federal Lawsuit.  Judicial Watch today [4/11/2017] announced it has sent notice-of-violation letters threatening to sue 11 states having counties in which the number of registered voters exceeds the number of voting-age citizens, as calculated by the U.S. Census Bureau's 2011-2015 American Community Survey.  According to the letters, this is "strong circumstantial evidence that these ... counties are not conducting reasonable voter registration record maintenance as mandated under the [National Voter Registration Act] NVRA."  Both the NVRA and the federal Help America Vote Act require states to take reasonable steps to maintain accurate voting rolls.

Soros-Funded Group Chaired By Elizabeth Warren's Daughter Fighting Voter Integrity Lawsuits.  An organization funded by liberal billionaire George Soros and chaired by Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren's daughter is fighting lawsuits brought forth by election integrity groups in a number of cities.  Demos, a New York City-based progressive public policy organization, is assisting unions in pushing back against election lawsuits filed in North Carolina and Florida.  The group is also writing letters of interest in another lawsuit in Pennsylvania.  Amelia Warren Tyagi, Warren's daughter, chairs the board of Demos.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation, an Indiana-based legal group that litigates to protect election integrity, filed a lawsuit against Wake County, N.C., on behalf of Voter Integrity Project NC, a research organization dedicated to fair elections, after the county had failed to accurately maintain their voter rolls.

These Cases Prove the Left Is Wrong to Dismiss Voter Fraud.  Free and fair elections are the foundation of our political system.  If Americans are to have faith in that system, they need to be able to say with confidence that the results of these contests accurately reflect the will of the people.  But for some, the integrity of the ballot box is less important than victory.  These fraudsters and thieves are not above rigging elections and stealing votes to advance their careers and their causes.

Nebraska Democrats include voter registration forms in 'refugee welcome baskets'.  The Nebraska Democratic Party is welcoming refugees with open arms, welcome baskets ... and voter registration forms.  A donation drive organized by the NDP collected some 50 gift baskets for refugees.  Each contained items like diapers and kitchen utensils, a welcome letter from the Nebraska Democratic Party signed by its chairwoman Jane Kleeb, and a voter registration form, according to a video posted to Facebook by the Nebraska Democratic Party.

Maryland county's count suggests noncitizens voting across U.S..  The debate over noncitizens voting was a hot topic a few years ago in Frederick County, a prosperous Maryland suburb wedged between Washington's urban metropolis and the state's rural western gateway to the rest of America.  Conservative activists went to court to show that noncitizens were registering fraudulently to vote.  A court employee met their request by turning over pages of residents' names disqualified from jury duty because of alien status.  When those lists were compared with voting records for just three years — 2007, 2008 and 2011 — nearly 180 noncitizens were found to have registered to vote.  Of those, 63 had voted, some in multiple elections.  The 180 registered votes came from 1,400 disqualified noncitizens in those three years, a rate of 12.8 percent.

States scramble for funding to upgrade aging voting machines.  At least once a year, staffers in one of Texas' largest election offices scour the web for a relic from a bygone technology era:  Zip disks.

Texas prosecutor backs up Trump claim of noncitizens voting at polls.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton supports President Trump's claim that noncitizens are voting in U.S. elections, saying prosecutors in his own state have won convictions for voter fraud.  "I know it's an issue because I deal with it," Mr. Paxton told The Washington Times.  "We just got a conviction on an illegal that voted in an election."  Putting a number on how many illegal votes were cast is difficult, however, because local election officials aren't looking for that kind of fraud.  "They're complicit in allowing it to happen," he said.

Experts:  Obama blocked us from vote-fraud data.  Amid vehement objection and ridicule from the left, there are many election experts who agree with the president that widespread vote fraud exists, including illegal-alien voting.  But they think it's unwise to make any estimates of the number of illegal voters, because there is no hard data at the moment.  Yet, that likely will change with access now to records that were kept under wraps by the Obama administration.  J. Christian Adams, who worked in the Justice Department's Voting Rights Section under President George W. Bush and now heads the non-profit Public Interest Law Foundation, emphasized to WND that "data-driven conclusions are the most valid."

Billionaire George Soros fuels Democrats' push to lower voting age to 17.  Stung by recent election defeats, Democrats are leading the charge to lower the voting age to 17, with a little help from liberal billionaire George Soros.  In California, Democratic legislators introduced this week a landmark bill, ACA 10, that would give the Golden State the nation's youngest statewide voting age by lowering the threshold from 18 to 17 in the name of reversing the slide in voter turnout.  "Young people are our future," said Democratic Assembly member Evan Low, the measure's sponsor.  "Lowering the voting age will help give them a voice in the democratic process and instill a lifelong habit of voting."

The Editor says...
First of all, whenever you hear that George Soros has an idea, you should instinctively push in the opposite direction.  But aside from that, think for a moment about how little the average 17-year-old has at stake in an election.  Teenagers who are too young to be drafted — and who do not pay taxes — should NOT be "given a voice" at the ballot box.  Teenagers who do not own any substantial property are not likely to understand what a tax burden is — especially if they're still living with their parents.  Poorly-educated 17-year-olds don't know the difference between a Muslim and a Christian.  They don't know what carbon dioxide does, but they've been told that it is a pollutant that overheats the Earth.  They don't know how to make change unless a cash register figures it out for them, and yet they think the minimum wage should be $25 and hour.  After years of indoctrination in the public schools, most 17-year-olds don't know the true differences between the political parties.  Look at the number of teenagers these days who are covered with tattoos.  This shows that they don't understand the long-term consequences of their actions.  The voting age should return to 21, if it changes at all.

Lowering the Voting Age Would Further Cheapen the Franchise.  Young people are our future — and that's a terrifying prospect.  Civic ignorance is an epidemic, and we would do well to focus on eradicating that particular disease before allowing it to spread further.  Lowering the age of eligibility would expand the pool of low-information voters, and that's about it.

Guam's Racially Segregated Voting Scheme Is Struck Down.  After a lonely six-year battle, retired Air Force officer Arnold Davis, a resident of Guam, has finally won his right to register to vote in the U.S. territory and participate in a plebiscite on its future.  On March 8, Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood ruled that Guam's law limiting registration and voting to "Native Inhabitants" of the island is a violation of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments.  As the judge said, the Constitution does not allow the government "to exclude otherwise qualified voters in participating in an election where public issues are decided simply because those otherwise qualified voters do not have the correct ancestry or bloodline."

36,635 dead lose their right to vote in West Virginia.  Republican Mac Warner has been West Virginia's secretary of state for only 45 days, and already he has suppressed the votes of up to 36,635 dead people — in an act of zombiephobia that defies the logic and reason.

Turns Out, Noncitizens Did Vote In November, Only Question Is How Many?  Remember all those media reports calling President Trump a liar for claiming that noncitizens voted in the November elections?  Turns out, he was more correct than the press.

McAuliffe Vetoes Bill to Investigate Virginia Voter Rolls With More Registered Than Eligible Voters.  Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would require investigations of jurisdictions in the state whose voter rolls contain more registered voters than citizens who are eligible to vote.  The bill, first introduced by Republican state Sen. Mark D. Obenshain, was prompted by a report that shed light on eight Virginia counties that had more registered voters on their voter rolls than eligible voters.

Hundreds Of Non-Citizens Registered to Vote In Ohio, Investigation Finds.  Hundreds of non-citizens are registered to vote in Ohio and some have even cast ballots, a state investigation of its voter rolls reveals.  According to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, his office has identified a total of 821 non-citizens registered to vote in the Buckeye State since 2011 — 126 of whom voted in at least one election.  "In light of the national discussion about illegal voting it is important to inform our discussions with facts," Husted said in a statement.  "The fact is voter fraud happens, it is rare and when it happens, we hold people accountable."

The Editor says...
Really?  Name ten people who have been indicted for voter fraud in Ohio in the last ten years.

Ohio investigation found 385 non-US citizens registered to vote, 82 cast illegal ballots.  Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced an investigation has uncovered that hundreds of non-US citizens are registered to vote in the state, and dozens of them voted illegally.  According to a release from Husted, 385 people who are not citizens of the United States are registered to vote in Ohio.  Out of those, 82 voted in at least one election in the last year.

Why Trump's Call to Investigate Vote Fraud Is Valid.  [Scroll down]  Liberal activists have all too often rejected and fought against bipartisan efforts to fix these critical problems.  Trump detailed some of the problems in our voting system:  "You have people that are registered who are dead, who are illegals, who are in two states.  You have people registered in two states. ... They vote twice."  In 2014, President Barack Obama's bipartisan Presidential Commission on Election Administration called for voter list maintenance to improve the voter registration rolls.  Yet liberals have regularly fought against efforts to clean up voter rolls.

Obama's Feds Tried to Hack Indiana's Election System While Pence Was Governor.  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials tried to hack Indiana's state electoral system with at least 14,800 "scans" or hits between Nov. 1, 2016, to Dec. 16, 2016, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.  The attacks are the second confirmed IT scanning assault by DHS officials against states that resisted then-President Barack Obama's attempt to increase federal involvement in state and local election systems by designating them as "critical infrastructure" for national security.

Judicial Watch Presents Evidence Of Voter Fraud.  Does voter fraud exist?  President Trump certainly believes it does, and now government watchdog group Judicial Watch has convened a panel focusing on a variety of different so-called "irregularities" which may contribute to fraud in the election system including things as simple as outdated voting lists, says Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.  "There's a major crisis in that regard because there are many states across the country major states like California where our analysis shows up to 20 percent of the roles aren't clean.  In my view when you have dirty voting roles you have dirty elections," Fitton explains.

Repeal the Left's Motor Voter Law:  It is breaking up immigrant families.  The Usual Suspects of the left are strangely silent as a legal immigrant, a mother of three American-born children, married to an American citizen, faces deportation.  The reasons are twofold.  Margarita Del Pilar Fitzpatrick committed a crime that the left insists never happens: illegal voting by a non-citizen.  Mrs. Fitzpatrick now faces deportation, and separation from her husband and children, unless they can obtain residency in her native Peru, thanks to the left.

Hundreds of Texans may have voted improperly.  Officials in Texas acknowledge that hundreds of people were able to bypass voter ID laws and improperly cast ballots in the presidential election.  Voters were able to sign a sworn statement instead of showing ID.  The chief election officers in two of Texas' largest counties are considering whether to refer cases to prosecutors for possible charges.

Nearly 2 million non-citizen Hispanics illegally registered to vote.  A large number of non-citizen Hispanics, as many as 2 million, were illegally registered to vote in the U.S., according to a nationwide poll.  The National Hispanic Survey provides additional evidence for use by anti-voter fraud conservatives and bolsters an analysis by professors at Old Dominion University who say non-citizens registered and voted in potentially large numbers.  President Trump has announced he will appoint a task force on voter fraud headed by Vice President Mike Pence.  He says he wants the investigation to focus on inaccurate voter registration rolls, which are maintained by the states and the District of Columbia.

GOP Missing the Real Elephant in the Room.  [Scroll down]  Where to start?  How about President Obama's admonition to Donald Trump last October, when Mrs. Clinton was on her way to a landslide electoral victory and Mr. Trump was headed back to reality TV.  Trump claimed that the election was rigged against him.  Obama advised Trump, "Stop whining and go try to make his case to get votes."  Which he did.  Going further, Mr. Obama added that there was, "no serious person" who would suggest it was possible to rig American elections.  I presume this statement included the Russians.  Yet to Senator Corker, there is still concern that Russia "hacked" the election.

Dem FEC Commissioner Potentially Violated Federal Ethics Laws With Trump Demand.  A Democratic Federal Elections Commission official may have violated federal ethics laws in her quest to have President Donald Trump provide proof that voter fraud occurred in New Hampshire during the 2016 elections, experts say.  FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub, who has for days called on Trump to prove his claim that he and former Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte lost in New Hampshire due to voter fraud, released an official statement Feb. 10 asking Trump to substantiate the scheme.

Value of our vote drops with same-day registration.  Last fall the ACLU sued on behalf of three people who missed the state's deadline to register, demanding they be allowed to vote in the November election.  The judge promptly granted them the option to cast provisional ballots, which are only counted after being verified.  Unfortunately, the legal action did not end there.  The commonwealth is now being sued for even having a deadline for registering to vote.  Simply put, the ACLU wants same-day registration.

ABC, CNN, Washington Post can't find evidence of vote fraud that a 9-year old could using Google.  The problem for these big brains is that a 9-year old using Google could raise enough questions about systematic, rampant vote fraud to completely legitimize Miller.  Here's a starter kit for the  idiots  reporters on the Left:
  •   On hidden camera, an authority on the subject — Democrat election commissioner Alan Schulkin from New York City — admitted that "there's a lot of voter fraud... they bus people around to vote"
  •   In the 2014 publication of Election Studies Journal, the authors estimate that 2.8 million illegal aliens voted in both the 2008 and 2010 elections
  •   In just three Virginia counties, more than 1,000 illegal voters are eligible to cast a ballot
  •   California's Los Angeles county reported the most provisional ballots — the easiest to game — in the country, representing a stunning 40 percent of all votes cast.

Illegal Alien Voter Convicted in Texas is Tip of the Iceberg.  Unfortunately, when it comes to voter fraud, when you catch one crook, it usually means there are hundreds more hiding in the darkness.  When it comes to aliens voting, it's more like thousands and thousands.  And yes, there is evidence of large numbers of aliens getting on American voter rolls for anyone who cares to look, as we shall see.

Think tank backs Trump, says large number of non-citizens vote illegally.  A small research group has entered the debate on voter fraud, siding with academics who estimate that large numbers of noncitizens illegally register and vote in U.S. elections.  Just Facts, founded in New Jersey 20 years ago by a Brown-educated mechanical engineer, released its findings as President Trump was setting up a task force on voter fraud headed by Vice President Mike Pence.  "Contrary to the claims of certain major media outlets and fact checkers, a comprehensive analysis of polling data, election records and government investigations shows that many noncitizens vote illegally in U.S. elections," Just Facts President James D. Agresti told The Washington Times.

Top Trump aide says White House has 'enormous evidence' of voter fraud.  President Trump's assertions about widespread voter fraud in the 2016 elections re-emerged this weekend, with a top Trump adviser saying Sunday the White House has provided "enormous evidence" to support claims while still producing no evidence.  "The White House has provided enormous evidence with respect to voter fraud, with respect to people being registered in more than one state," White House policy adviser Stephen Miller told ABC's "This Week," amid calls for Trump to provide evidence for his claim.

Washington Post demonstrates importance of voter ID laws.  Little agitates Democrats more than claims of voter fraud.  Such fraud is a hardy perennial of American politics.  Our history is full of examples, such as Mayor Daley's Chicago.  Yet, Democrats want us to believe that, notwithstanding solid evidence to the contrary, it's not a problem in modern American politics.  The reason is obvious.  Democrats don't want laws and procedures to protect against voter fraud because they want to preserve their ability to engage in it.

Mexican Woman Is Sentenced to 8 Years for Voter Fraud.  Rosa Maria Ortega's mug should be made into a poster warning about voter fraud and plastered near every polling place in America.  There's nothing like hard time in the big house to show a government's seriousness about a crime — and voter fraud needs to be prioritized, particularly when the perp is a moocher illegal alien.  Mexicans do not have America's best interests at heart.

Mexican woman in Texas sentenced to 8 years in prison for voter fraud.  Rosa Maria Ortega, 37, was found guilty Wednesday [2/8/2017] on two counts of illegal voting after she falsely claimed to be a United States citizen and voted at least five times between 2012 and 2014.  A jury sentenced her Thursday [2/9/2017] to eight years in prison and a $5,000 fine. [...] According to Fox 4 News, Ortega's identity came into question after she tried to register to vote twice in Tarrant County.  Both applications were denied.  She had voted in five elections in Dallas before her registration was canceled in April 2015.

Lawyer: Pro-Trump mindset behind 8-year voter fraud sentence.  Rosa Maria Ortega, 37, was convicted in Fort Worth this week on two felony counts of illegal voting over allegations that she improperly cast a ballot five times between 2005 and 2014.  Her attorney, Clark Birdsall, said Friday that Ortega was a permanent resident who was brought to the U.S. as a baby and mistakenly thought she was eligible to vote.

The Editor says...
I wonder how many others have the same mistaken notion eligibility, and I wonder who gave them the idea.

Grand Prairie Woman Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Voter Fraud.  A Grand Prairie woman who was found guilty on two counts of illegal voting has been sentenced to eight years in prison along with a $5,000 fine on Thursday.  Rosa Maria Ortega was arrested in 2015.  She is a legal U.S. resident, but is not a citizen and therefore, not qualified to vote.

Trump was right!  Presidential electoral fraudsters who voted twice set to face prosecution.  Donald Trump's fears that his presidential election was riddled with fraud have been confirmed as a US state elections bureau reveals a mismatch in ballots cast and the number of voters.  According to State elections director Chris Thomas, at least 31 people in Michigan voted twice during last year's US presidential election.  Thomas said the names of those accused have been passed onto the Attorney General's office and will face charges.

Early and often? 31 people voted twice in Michigan election.  At least 31 people in Michigan could face felony charges for voting twice during last November's presidential election.  Chris Thomas, state elections director, said the residents voted twice, first with an absentee ballot and then in person.  Their names were turned over to the attorney general's office for possible prosecution.  Voting twice, or even attempting to do so, is a felony.  "It's not acceptable," Thomas said.  Fourteen of the 31 were in Detroit.

Liberals Now Getting a Taste of How the Obama Years Felt for Conservatives.  Voter fraud?  Now you're talking Mom and apple pie to the Alinsky left.  Obama himself never bothered to win a real election in Illinois, always managing to blackmail his opponents into resigning before the vote was ever taken.  Obama learned his politics under the tutelage of Emil Jones, the godfather of the Illinois machine.  There are hundreds of jokes about the dear departed voting for Democrats in Boston, Chicago, Philly, and New York.  Today we have millions of illegal voters — foreign nationals with unknown loyalties — voting wherever paid Democrat thugs can intimidate the wrong American voters.

Trump's Got a Big Job Reining In Voter Fraud.  Fraud long has been an ugly element of American politics, and it has been almost exclusively the dominion of Democrats.  From the reckless corruption of the Boss Tweed and the Tammany Hall thugs in New York during the mid-1800s through the heavy-handed precinct politics favored by Mayor Richard J. Daley and his successors in Chicago during much of the 20th century, to the wide-spread graft of today, the Democratic Party has virtually sole claim to the mechanisms of election corruption.  The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), of which former President Barack Obama has had a close working association and heavy funding for his campaign coffers, has a 40-year rap sheet of widespread voter registration fraud.  Untold thousands who went to their just rewards years ago are resurrected on each election day to cast one more ballot for their favorite Democrat pol, while an estimated 2.8 million are registered to vote in more than one state and often do.

Mexican National On Trial for Alleged Illegal Voting.  The Texas Attorney General and a Texas county are putting a Mexican national on trial Monday.  Her alleged crime: illegally voting in two Texas elections.  The 37-year-old woman, Rosa Maria Ortega, was indicted in November 2015 for the crime of "Illegal Voting."  She is now facing trial for the offense — a felony in Texas.

Trump taps Mike Pence to lead panel investigating mass voter fraud.  President Trump has chosen Vice President Mike Pence to head up a commission investigating unsubstantiated claims of mass voter fraud in the 2016 election.  The president made the announcement in an interview with Fox News host Bill O'Reilly that aired Sunday, televised just hours before the Super Bowl sporting event.  "I'm going to set up a commission to headed by Vice President Mike Pence and we're going to look at it very, very carefully," the president told O'Reilly.

Election Integrity Can't Wait.  Old Dominion University's Jesse Richman figures that Hillary Clinton gained about 834,000 votes from non-citizens alone who cast ballots.  By his estimate, 6.4 percent of the 20 million adult foreigners living in America voted, most of them for the Democratic nominee.  This certainly inflated her popular vote total and might have added electoral votes.  Had Trump done slightly worse in the battleground states, the illegal votes could have given her victory in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, and thus the presidency.  Apart from noncitizens voting illegally, there's plenty of fraud committed by people voting for the dead or in multiple jurisdictions.

Voter registration requires reform.  On several occasions since winning the election, President Trump has claimed that millions of votes were cast illegally in the 2016 election.  He cites no reliable evidence.  Numerous studies have found organized voter fraud rare.  Trump seems to conflate voter fraud with voter registration fraud.  They are different things.  Voting is a two-step process.  First, one registers to vote, then one casts a ballot.  The first step needs reform to ensure the integrity of the second.  People often register through voter registration drives organized by groups that pay their employees per sign-up.  This creates an incentivize for those employees to fill out fraudulent registrations.

Evidence mounts that non-citizens voting is a problem.  Despite denials by Democratic Party officials, Donald Trump may be correct in stating that there may be widespread voter fraud in California.  Votes from felons, dead people, and non-citizens may be rife in California, acording [sic] to one report.

Donald Trump and the Media's Vote Fraud Denialists.  The story was a big one in the Philadelphia of the day.  Young Bruce Marks, a Republican, had run for a state senate vacancy in the City of Brotherly Love the previous fall of 1993.  He lost a very narrow race to a Democrat named William Stinson.  But there was something fishy about the loss.  An investigation was had.  Marks took Stinson to federal court. [...] In other words, the Election Commissioners in the City of Philadelphia gave absentee ballots — by the hundreds — to Stinson campaign workers.  Not to requesting voters, but to campaign workers.  Workers who then proceeded to fill out the ballots for their candidate — which is to say forging them — and then handing them back to the Election Board.  The entire operation was rigged from start to finish.

At Least 25 Million Dead and Fraudulent "Registered Voters" in 2016.  Illegal alien voters combined with dead and "multiple state" voters could easily explain Clinton's "popular vote" margin over Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, especially considering that her "victory" came from Democratic-controlled counties known for illegal immigration and loose voter ID laws such as in New York and California.  "A report by the Pew Center on the States finds that more than 1.8 million dead people are currently registered to vote, and 24 million registrations are either invalid or inaccurate," NPR reported in 2012, which is ironic given how NPR is heavily controlled by Democrats.  And many of the dead, registered voters somehow keep voting Democrat from beyond the grave, most recently in Philadelphia, Penn. and Colorado.

Study: Hillary Clinton Received 800,000 Votes From-Non Citizens In 2016.  Hillary Clinton received as many as 800,000 votes from noncitizens on November 8th according to a new study.  The study bolsters President Trump's claims that a significant number of illegal votes may have skewed the results of the 2016 election.  The study was conducted by a team of political scientists at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Voter Fraud Truth.  A full-scale, non-partisan federal voter fraud investigation is long overdue.  I'm not aware of any systematic federal investigation of voter fraud — ever.  Initially, such an investigation would be a simple matter of analyzing voter registration databases against federal databases of aliens and deceased individuals.  Judicial Watch's Election Integrity team, headed up by Robert Popper, former deputy chief of the Voting Section in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, would be more than happy to help.

Illegal Aliens Really Do Vote - A Lot.  The brutal truth is that illegal aliens vote, and in large numbers.  Voter fraud is not exclusive to illegal aliens.  There are also legal aliens (green card, H1B visas, tourist visa holders, etc.) who vote illegally.  And it's not just Latin Americans.  The non-citizen demographic includes South Asian tech workers, Irish overstays, West and Horn of Africa immigrants, and Asian students.  Then there are dual-state voters (college kids, snowbirds, transients), reincarnated voters, and un-purged voters long moved from their precincts.  While few cases are prosecuted, it's not because few crimes are committed.  Political pressure from Democrats and the cowardly establishment, open-borders Republicans, precludes rigorous enforcement.  The United States Attorney in Virginia refused to prosecute such cases in several Northern Virginia counties.  The Democratic Party Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Elections refused to release any information on illegal alien registrations.

Why Do Democrats Fear Trump's Probe of "Fake" Voter Fraud?  This impending probe follows Trump's private remarks to congressional leaders Monday night [1/23/2017] that some 3 to 5 million illegal ballots cost him the popular vote last November 8.  Democrats, in response, are foaming at their mouths, although one wonders if they have any foam left.  How odd.  They should welcome this examination.  If voter fraud really is a fevered, baseless, Right-wing fantasy, as they reliably insist, this investigation will vindicate them and make Trump look like a cranky, paranoid conspiracist.  Liberals should smile and egg Trump on.

Trump argument bolstered:  Clinton received 800,000 votes from noncitizens, study finds.  Hillary Clinton garnered more than 800,000 votes from noncitizens on Nov. 8, an approximation far short of President Trump's estimate of up to 5 million illegal voters but supportive of his charges of fraud.  Political scientist Jesse Richman of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, has worked with colleagues to produce groundbreaking research on noncitizen voting, and this week he posted a blog in response to Mr. Trump's assertion.  Based on national polling by a consortium of universities, a report by Mr. Richman said 6.4 percent of the estimated 20 million adult noncitizens in the U.S. voted in November.  He extrapolated that that percentage would have added 834,381 net votes for Mrs. Clinton, who received about 2.8 million more votes than Mr. Trump.  Mr. Richman calculated that Mrs. Clinton would have collected 81 percent of noncitizen votes.

Did Donald Trump Carry Minnesota?  Voter fraud is in the news again, with President Trump vowing an investigation and the liberal media assuring us that voter fraud does not exist.  My question is always:  why are they so confident that there is little or no fraud, when so few efforts are made to look for it?  Here in Minnesota, there is no possible way for anyone to know how much voter fraud occurred last November.  Minnesota is a same-day registration state, and more than 500,000 voters register on the day of a presidential election.  The Minnesota Voters Alliance explains why that is a problem.

Illegals Did Vote In November, And Trump Is Right To Investigate.  Shortly after the election, Trump said that he would have won the popular vote — which he lost by nearly 3 million votes — if it weren't for "millions of illegal voters."  That sent the mainstream press into a fit of apoplexy, with journalist and left-wing activists denouncing Trump's claim as pure fabrication from a sore winner.  They went into another rage when Trump restated the claim in a meeting with lawmakers this week.

California's Recipe for Voter Fraud on a Massive Scale.  The media have exhibited a pathological determination to ignore any possibility of voter fraud, in spite of mountains of evidence to the contrary.

Hillary Clinton could have received 835,000 votes from non-citizens, political scientist claims.  While nowhere near the 3 to 5 million people President Donald Trump has claimed voted illegally in the 2016 election, there is a study that suggests 835,000 votes toward rival Hillary Clinton could have come from non-citizens.  The work comes from Jesse Richman, a political scientist from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.  In 2014, Richman co-authored a voter fraud study using data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, an opt-in online poll that asks respondents their citizenship status.

On the other hand...
Trump's Call for Voter Fraud Investigation Based on Misquoted Research.  Donald Trump's claim that 3-5 million illegal votes were cast in the election has been criticized by the media as a "lie."  Press Secretary Sean Spicer responded to that criticism by citing a Pew Research study and a recent paper by a professor at Old Dominion University (ODU) as proof that an investigation is warranted.  But now the ODU professor, Jesse Richman, is demanding that the White House stop misquoting his study.  And it turns out the research by Pew was on problems with voter registration and not on voter fraud.

NAACP Pledges to 'Resist' Trump Voter Fraud Investigation.  If the political left operated with the least bit of restraint, they would manhandle President Trump in the media.  He offers them plenty of opportunities to engage in rheotrical [sic] jujitsu, to simply sidestep and redirect his attacks in their favor.  But they lack the discipline.  They can't help but respond to anything Trump says or does with something even crazier and more outlandish.

GOP Congressman:  Donald Trump's Voter Fraud Investigation 'Undermines the Constitution'.  Republican Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger charged on CNN's New Day Friday [1/27/2017] that President Donald Trump was undermining America's electoral system and Constitution by calling for a review of voter rolls in search of evidence for massive voter fraud.  "This basically undermines the idea of an election, this undermines the Constitution," said Kinzinger, a frequent critic of Trump's policy who refused to endorse him during the election.  "Just as I was upset about the Russian hacking because it's an attack on the election system of our constitution, I don't like this," he continued.  [Video clip]

Voter fraud uncovered in every state.  Following President Donald Trump's declaration Wednesday [1/25/2017] that he is ordering an investigation into suspicions of widespread voter fraud, the mainstream media has been whipped into a frenzy.  Democratic lawmakers and media talking heads are foaming at the mouth, attacking Trump's concerns as a debunked myth, a conspiracy theory, a rumor that is unsubstantiated and unfounded.  But they're not being honest.  There is widespread voter fraud — and it's happened in your state.  The Horn News dug up the proof the media ignoring, and found examples of voter fraud convictions, election investigations, polling irregularities, dead voters, and, yes, entire elections decided by widespread voter fraud.

Heritage: Need evidence of voter fraud?  We got it.  The president stated on Wednesday that an investigation will look for individuals registered to vote in more than one state, adding in his tweet that it includes "those who are illegal and even those registered to vote who are dead (and many apparently for a long time)."  Trump added that "depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures."  Some media reports denounced and mocked the president's move, describing allegations of voter fraud as "unsubstantiated" and "baseless."  Reporters have all but dared Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, to prove his boss's allegations in recent days but Hans Von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation, says Trump's decision to investigate is long overdue.

A Sampling of Election Fraud Cases from Across the Country.  The United States has a long and unfortunate history of election fraud.  The Heritage Foundation is providing a list of election fraud cases from across the country, broken down by state, where individuals were either convicted of vote fraud, or where a judge overturned the results of an election.  This is not an exhaustive list but simply a sampling that demonstrates the many different ways in which fraud is committed.  Preventing, deterring, and prosecuting such fraud is essential to protecting the integrity of our voting process.

Why Trump's probe of voter fraud is long overdue.  [J]ust last week, President Obama told a whopper at his last news conference that went almost completely unnoticed, much less criticized.  He promised he would continue to fight voter-ID laws and other measures designed to improve voting integrity.  The U.S. is "the only country among advanced democracies that makes it harder to vote," he claimed.  This is demonstrably false.  All industrialized democracies — and most that are not — require voters to prove their identity before voting.

Report: 'Substantial Evidence' Over a Million Illegal Aliens Voted in 2016.  Voter fraud in America is a bigger problem than many want to admit.  Media figures, politicians, your average Democrat — all say there's nothing to worry about.  And when someone brings up the concern that millions are voting illegally, they're written off as paranoid.

Chaffetz on voter fraud: 'I don't see any evidence'.  House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said he has not witnessed any signs of the national voting fraud that President Trump has claimed.  "On the voter fraud issue, that really happens at the county level," he told reporters Wednesday, according to CNN.  "I don't see any evidence." "But the president has 100,000 people at the Department of Justice, and if he wants to have an investigation, have at it," Chaffetz added at the congressional Republican retreat in Philadelphia.  "I just don't see any evidence of it."

Did German golfer stoke Trump's voter fraud concerns?  President Trump is using a story about a German golfer trying to vote in the U.S. elections to illustrate his concerns about massive voter fraud.  In a meeting with top congressional leaders Monday, Trump told a story about how the "very famous golfer" Bernhard Langer was in line at a polling place near his home in Florida on Election Day.  An election official informed Langer he would not be able to vote, three people who were in the room for the story told the New York Times.

Catherine Engelbrecht:  "Voter Fraud is Institutionalized".  For those who don't know Catherine Engelbrecht, she has been the tip of the spear on voting integrity since 2008.  Catherine, along with thousands of other people, was a direct target of the weaponized IRS following the assembly of various Tea Party groups in 2009/2010.  Mrs Engelbrecht has delivered passionate testimony to congress.  In addition, Engelbrecht was also illegally singled out for specific investigation by House Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings for her "true the vote" efforts.  Few people know the depth of voter fraud, and the various issues within intentional vote manipulation, with as much insight.

Donald Trump Confronting Voter Fraud Denial.  President Trump is about to destroy the P.C. thought police who say interest in valid elections is racist and that claims of fraud are nuts.  Fox Radio News yesterday joined the liberal media meltdown.  Driving home, I heard the afternoon news claiming that Fox knows of no studies supporting Trump's claims of widespread voter fraud.  They must be relying on Google searches instead of reading conservative websites.  Tell me Fox reporters don't read the Wall St. Journal or National Review, which have been publishing alarming columns by the voter fraud expert John Fund for years.  No surprise — Fox reporters know less than the readers of AT.

Flashback: WaPo Publishes Study That Claims Millions of Illegal Aliens Vote.  The Worst People In the World (our media) are choosing to completely ignore a 2014 study that claimed millions of illegals might indeed be voting.  This is not some crank study.  No less than the leftwing Washington Post found it worthy enough to publish just a little over two years ago.

Trump Says Millions Voted Illegally.  Is He Right?  The latest controversy involving President Donald Trump is his latest statement that millions of people voted illegally and it cost him the popular vote.  The media is enraged, running "fact-checks" claiming that it's another example of Trump's "alternative facts."  Who is right?  Per usual, the answer seems to be somewhere in the middle:  Trump is correct that there were likely millions of illegal votes but not to the point where it lost him the popular vote.

Trump tells Congressional leaders 3-5 million 'illegals' cost him popular vote.  President Donald Trump claimed at a meeting with congressional leaders Monday that he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton in last November's election because between three million and five million "illegals" cast ballots, multiple sources told Fox News.

Trump says he will launch wide-ranging national voter fraud investigation.  President Donald Trump wrote Wednesday morning on Twitter that he will launch a major federal investigation to determine the pervasiveness of voter fraud in the United States.  The move comes less than 24 hours after White House press secretary Sean Spicer defended Trump's oft-repeated claim that millions of people cast ballots illegally in November.

Why are so many media people puzzled that Trump keeps bringing up illegal votes?  We simply do not know how much vote fraud there is because nobody takes the trouble to investigate how much there is.  When a voter presents himself at the polls or requests an absentee ballot, there is no automatic search to discover if the person is a legitimate voter.  The very act of asking for voter ID is considered discriminatory by many, including some in the courts.  California has adopted a system for granting voter registration to people receiving drivers' licenses.  If the applicants don't specify illegal alien status at the time, they receive a license that entitles them to register and vote.  Even if they do specify that they are here illegally, they still get a license where the distinction is hard to see.  Illegal aliens aside, there is the question of people voting under the name of other people, especially the dead who have not been purged from voting rolls.

There is Evidence to Back (At Least Some of) Trump's Illegal Voting Claims.  CNN's Jake Tapper, and many other pundits, assert there is "no evidence" to support Trump's belief about a large number of illegal votes cast in the election.  As a trial lawyer, our method of assessing the factual basis of a claim differs from some in the press:  what would admissible evidence look like to support each side of a claim if tried to a jury under the rules of evidence?  Answer?  Trump actually has some evidence on his side.

Trump to ask for 'major investigation into voter fraud'.  President Trump on Wednesday said he will launch a "major" investigation to look into voter fraud in the country.  "I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and....even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time)," the president tweeted Wednesday morning [1/25/2017].

Study Claims Up To 2.8 Million Non-Citizens Voted In 2008.  Somewhere between 38,000 and almost 2.8 million non-citizens voted in the 2008 elections, according to a study published in Electoral Studies journal in 2014.  Old Dominion University professors Jesse Richman and David Earnest, the study's co-authors, concluded that "some non-citizens participate in U.S. elections, and that this participation has been large enough to change meaningful election outcomes including Electoral College votes, and Congressional elections."

Democrats And Republicans Unite To Rescind Last-Minute Obama Order Seeking Federal Election Takeover.  All 50 state secretaries of state are urging the Trump administration to rescind a last-minute Department of Homeland Security directive calling state election systems "critical infrastructure."  Many state officials fear this is the first step toward a federal takeover of state-run elections, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.  While deep political discord may be found on other issues, state secretaries — who oversee all election machinery — appear completely united against the former administration's attempt to insert the federal government into state-run elections.

Trump told leaders 'illegals' cost him popular vote.  President Trump's first White House meeting with congressional leaders was, by all accounts, a cordial affair.  But Trump apparently couldn't resist taking a jab across the aisle, telling the gathering of bipartisan leaders that he'd lost the popular vote only because of rampant voter fraud by "illegals," according to a pair of sources familiar with the conversation.

Abbott to probe bragging poll workers' election day admissions 'tons of non-citizens' illegally voting in Texas.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott promised an investigation after an undercover Project Veritas video showed election officials admitting "tons" of non-citizens were voting in Texas.  The Project Veritas video caught the attention of the Republican governor who vowed to get to the bottom of what appeared to be election officials encouraging non-citizens to vote.

More Detroit Voting "Irregularities": 95 Poll Books "Missing" For Days; 5 Still Nowhere To Be Found.  Last night [12/14/2016] we noted that Team Hillary, which was supportive of Jill Stein's recount efforts, should be careful what they wish for.  New data released yesterday revealed that voting machines in 37% of all Detroit precincts, which skew heavily democratic, registered more votes than they had of actual voters showing up at the polls.  The scale of the "voting irregularities" discovered prompted an automatic vote audit by the Michigan Secretary of State, Ruth Johnson.  Today, we learn from the Detroit News, to our "complete surprise," that the "voting irregularity" rabbit hole in Detroit is a bit deeper than initially thought.

Detroit's election woes: 782 more votes than voters.  Whether the result of machine malfunction, human error or even fraud, the unexplained voting discrepancies in Detroit last month were not sizable enough to affect the outcome in Michigan of the presidential election, according to a new Free Press analysis of voting precinct records.  In 248 precincts, there were a total of 782 more votes tabulated by voting machines than the number of voters listed as picking up ballots in the precincts' poll books.  That makes up just three-tenths of 1% of the total 248,211 votes that were logged in Detroit for the presidential election.

Judge Napolitano:  Election Fraud in Detroit Looks 'Organized, and Government Involved'.  Jill Stein's recount efforts in Michigan have uncovered what looks like systemic election fraud in Detroit, where roughly 95% of the votes cast were cast for Hillary Clinton.  Sixty percent of precincts in Wayne County had to be disqualified from the statewide recount because of "irregularities."  According to Fox News judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano, those irregularities look "organized" and "government involved."  County records prepared at the request of The Detroit News after ballot irregularities were discovered revealed that 37 percent of Detroit precincts registered more votes than voters during the election.

It's Official:  Clinton's Popular Vote Win Came Entirely From California.  To those unschooled in how the United States selects presidents, this seems totally unfair.  But look more closely at the numbers and you see that Clinton's advantage all but disappears.  As we noted in this space earlier, while Clinton's overall margin looks large and impressive, it is due to Clinton's huge margin of victory in one state — California — where she got a whopping 4.3 million more votes than Trump.  California is the only state, in fact, where Clinton's margin of victory was bigger than President Obama's in 2012 — 61.5% vs.  Obama's 60%.  But California is the exception that proves the true genius of the Electoral College — which was designed to prevent regional candidates from dominating national elections.

The Myth of Hillary's Popular Vote 'Victory'.  Everyone knows that Democrats are the kings of voter fraud.  The dead are regular voters in Chicago for example.  Similarly, it's not an accident that California gave drivers licenses to illegals in early 2016 and Obama told illegals that it was safe for them to vote right before the election.  A study of the 2008 and 2010 elections shows significant voting by illegals.  Take away California and Hillary's popular vote "victory" disappears.  Those states where there are strong movements to let illegals vote, which includes California and New York, went heavily for Hillary.  That indicates that voter fraud may have played a more significant role than liberals will admit.  No one knows for sure how many people illegally voted, but we can be sure that they voted for Hillary.  As a result, no one can say for sure that absent illegal votes Hillary would still have won the popular vote.

Griping about the popular vote?  Get over it.  What an outrage:  On Sunday, the National Football League awarded the Tennessee Titans a win over the Denver Broncos because they scored more points, even though the Broncos got more total yards than the Titans.  Of course, this is a ridiculous complaint — but not much more ridiculous than the gripes we're hearing about the fact that Donald Trump is president-elect even though Hillary Clinton got 48.2 percent of the total votes cast vs. 46.1 percent for Trump.  Her 2.8 million popular-vote margin is one of the largest for the electoral-college loser in American history, or will be, once the electoral votes are officially cast on Monday.  Still, it is fallacious to invoke this statistical byproduct of Nov. 8 to question the legitimacy of Trump's victory — as opposed to that victory's desirability, which is questionable indeed.

Report: Too many votes registered in Detroit precincts.  Voting machines in 37 percent of Detroit's precincts registered too many votes in the presidential election last month, the Detroit News reported Tuesday [12/143/2016].  Records from Wayne County show optical scanners in 248 of the city's 662 precincts registered more ballots than the number of votes tallied in the poll books.  The city's voting irregularities prompted a call for an audit by Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson's office, according to the publication.

Detroit Voting Machines Registered More Votes than Voters — State Officials Request Audit.  Anyone who watched the election on November 8th knows exactly what was going on.  When it became clear Michigan was leaning toward Donald Trump, Wayne County (Detroit) was late reporting, everyone was watching.  Now reports are surfacing that Detroit had more votes counted than people who actually came out to vote.  More than half (60%) of the precincts in Detroit have been found to contain more votes than voters.

Records: Too many votes in 37% of Detroit's precincts.  Voting machines in more than one-third of all Detroit precincts registered more votes than they should have during last month's presidential election, according to Wayne County records prepared at the request of The Detroit News.  Detailed reports from the office of Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett show optical scanners at 248 of the city's 662 precincts, or 37 percent, tabulated more ballots than the number of voters tallied by workers in the poll books.  Voting irregularities in Detroit have spurred plans for an audit by Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson's office, Elections Director Chris Thomas said Monday [12/12/2016].

Michigan to audit 'significant' mismatches in Detroit vote.  Michigan's elections bureau ordered an investigation Monday into substantial ballot discrepancies in a small portion of Detroit's voting precincts, after the discovery of a polling place where 300 people voted but only 50 ballots were properly sealed in a container. [...] Many precincts could not be recounted, however — in Detroit and elsewhere — because the number of ballots in a sealed container did not match the number of voter names recorded in the poll book.  In such cases, the election night totals stood.

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If the voting machine says 300 people voted, but the bin only contains 50 ballots, that almost certainly means 250 votes were fabricated by repeatedly running ballots through the counter.  This explains why there can be massive over-counts, but examination of the machines reveals nothing out of the ordinary.

Hillary Didn't 'Win' Majority of the Popular Vote.  Right now, Clinton leads Trump 48/46 in the popular vote.  Is that a majority?  No, it's a plurality.  Clinton didn't win the majority of the popular vote, and the majority of Americans didn't vote for her.  The majority did think she was a liar, dishonest, and untrustworthy, which probably explains why she wasn't able to break through with voters and energize them in the same manner as the president-elect.  Moreover, the popular vote isn't how we decide who is president.

Fake News, Fake ID - Insuring Voter Fraud.  This is getting confusing: was it fake news that caused Hillary to lose, or was it real news dispersed by Russian hackers?  They're not mutually exclusive of course.  The story that Russian hackers tried to help Trump win may itself be fake news — started by the New York Times and ended by the Washington Post, two of our best fake news sites.

Thanks, Jill:  Michigan House passes voter-ID bill after vote-fraud hyperbole.  Jill Stein didn't get the recount she wanted in Michigan, but she did get the state to take vote-integrity issues seriously.  Meeting in its lame-duck session, the state House of Representatives passed a tough voter-ID bill that includes $3 million for funding of free state identification and birth certificates after over 18,000 voters cast ballots without identification in the presidential election.

Half Of Detroit Could Be Ineligible For Election Recount Due To Discrepancies.  Over half of Detroit's 662 voting precincts may be ineligible for the ongoing Michigan recount, since the number of ballots in precinct poll books do not match those from voting machine printout reports.  More than a third of precincts in Wayne County, Michigan's largest county and home to Detroit, could be disqualified from the statewide recount because county officials, "couldn't reconcile vote totals for 610 of 1,680 precincts during a countywide canvass of vote results late last month," according to the Detroit News.  Wayne County has over 1.7 million residents and voted overwhelmingly for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, at 95 percent.

Michigan's Vote Irregularities Favored Democrats.  The left has consistently pushed the idea that voter fraud is either fictitious or so insignificant that it would never affect the outcome of an election.  Unfortunately, as the nation takes a much closer look at the results of the 2016 presidential election, it has become quite obvious that this is not the case, and that voter fraud never seems to behoove republicans. [...] These democrat-centric anomalies may become more apparent, accidentally, as Jill Stein continues to team up with the Clinton Campaign to push for frivolous and fruitless recounts of key battleground states.  The recounts have been widely panned as simple fundraising scams for the Green Party, or for Stein herself, and the results have been exclusively favorable to Donald Trump.

Vote Fraud in Michigan Favored Hillary Clinton, Not Trump.  The revelation is buried in a Guardian article which discusses broken voting machines in Detroit and one-third of surrounding Wayne County, where Hillary Clinton won in a landslide;  "Eighty-seven of Wayne County's decade-old voting machines broke on election day, according to Detroit's elections director, Daniel Baxter.  He told the Detroit News, which first reported the story, that ballot scanners often jammed when polling place workers were trying to operate them.  Every time a jammed ballot was removed and reinserted, he suspects the machine may have re-counted it."  In other words, in an area where the significant majority of people voted for Hillary Clinton, their votes may have been counted twice.  This means that Trump's margin of victory in Michigan may be even larger than the 10,704 votes initially recorded.

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Forgive me for being cynical, but how many times a day does a voting machine "jam?"  I suspect this is a cover story for the intentional recycling of ballots through the voting machines in an effort to fluff up the vote totals for the Democrats on the ballot.

Detroit Voter Fraud so Extensive Half of Initial Votes Ineligible for Recount.  If anyone thought a Michigan ballot recount was going to end up being a net positive for Hillary Clinton, they are intellectually disconnected from understanding the reality of how fraudulent the most democrat precincts are in Wayne County (Detroit) Michigan.  Election laws put into place specifically to protect the fraud, and ensure the manipulative discoveries are never identified, now mean the votes cannot be recounted.

Recanvass in major PA county shows no problem with ballot machines.  A recanvass of ballot machines in the second-most populous county in Pennsylvania resulted in no changes at all since Election Night, throwing the premise of Stein's lawsuit into serious practical doubt.  This won't satisfy Stein's supporters, which readers will see for themselves in this clip, but it might make a federal judge question the necessity of a recount in Pennsylvania that the state has rejected[.]

Nevada Voter Fraud Uncovered?  Worse Than Acorn.  Today [12/1/2016], Megan Barth interviewed Republican Assembly Candidate for District 15, Stan Vaughan, with actual proof of massive voter fraud in his Clark County district.  Vaughan brought into the NEWSMAXTV Las Vegas studio and laid it out for all to see, US postal service certified returned mail from 9,200 voters in District 15.  Many of the people who were listed as deceased are still on the active voter rolls today.  Many of the returned mail came back with 5 people living in a vacant lot with no mail receptacle.

Massive Voter Fraud Uncovered! Donald Trump Won Election By More Than We Thought!  Another day, another Hillary Clinton scandal.  It appears that Hillary Clinton did actually try to rig the election, but she couldn't even do that right.  There has been massive voter fraud discovered in Nevada.

Ex-ICE Agent:  I 'Routinely' Arrested Illegal Immigrants with Voter Registrations.  Voting by illegal immigrants is easy to do and is being done in the United States, a former ICE agent explained on "The O'Reilly Factor."  President-elect Donald Trump made headlines over the weekend with a tweet about his defeat to Hillary Clinton in the popular vote.

Illegal voting and what to do about it.  Donald Trump says that illegal voting may have put Hillary Clinton ahead of him in the popular vote.  Clinton leads Trump by around 2.5 million votes, so the president-elect's claim seems far-fetched.  However, as Hans von Spakovsky and John Fund explain in the Wall Street Journal, we simply don't know the extent of illegal voting in American elections.  Moreover, the Obama administration has done everything it can to keep it that way.  For example, the Obama Justice Department has refused to file a single lawsuit to enforce the requirement of the National Voter Registration Act that states maintain the accuracy of their voter-registration lists.  It has also opposed every effort by states — such as Kansas, Arizona, Alabama and Georgia — to verify the citizenship of those registering to vote.

California Republicans:  Online Registration Allows Voter Fraud.  The California Republican Party is considering taking legal action to force the State of California to adopt a more secure system for online voter registration, alleging that the current system is too lax and allows for potential voter fraud.  "The [California] secretary of state's website does not track the IP addresses of the people who register to vote," Harmeet Dhillon, a former state party official, told the Los Angeles Times.  "You could literally register hundreds or thousands of people from the same computer ... There is more security on the websites that I shopped on Black Friday than there is on the secretary of state's website."

The Historic Facts About Illegal Alien Voters.  According to a recent research study as many as 2.8 million illegal aliens voted in 2008 and 2012.

President-elect Donald J. Trump has been mocked for his tweeted claim that if it were not for illegal aliens voting, he might very well have won the popular as well as the electoral vote..  [...] Trump puts the number at several million.  Certainly the number is higher than one, considering the loosening of voting restrictions in recent years, from motor voter laws to same-day registration to handing out drivers licenses to illegal aliens.  It is in no way implausible to picture an illegal alien getting his driver's license and then marching to the polls to vote against a candidate who opposes such actions by government[.]  I would argue that in this context the efforts by Democrats to fight voting integrity efforts such as Voter ID requirements and purging the rolls of dead voters is designed to rig the system, as Trump might say, in their favor.  As Investors Business Daily noted in 2014, dead voters casting votes, illegal aliens voting, and people being registered to vote in multiple states is a common and documented occurrence[.]

Texas Republican Elector Resigns to Avoid Voting Trump.  A Texas Republican elector announced Saturday [11/26/2016] his decision to resign, concluding that to vote for Trump "would bring dishonor to God."  In a lengthy blog post, Art Sisneros explored the original intent of the Electoral College, the difference between a democracy and a republic, and explained his conscientious objection to voting for President-elect Donald Trump.

Look what we just discovered about liberals plan to OVERTURN the election.  While the election recount Jill Stein is pushing is extremely unlikely to find actual difference in the vote tally, it's going to cause a bit of a headache in what otherwise would be a smooth transition.  If states miss the deadline for certifying their electoral votes because they're going through a recount, their electoral votes are nullified unless Congress decides to count them.

Hillary's Last Gasp.  Hillary Clinton would have to win a clean sweep of recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania in order to overturn the election, and even her team concedes flipping one state is unlikely.  Nevertheless, the Clinton campaign is officially contesting the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.  There is no other way to describe joining Green Party candidate Jill Stein's effort to get recounts in the three states.  After the third presidential debate when Trump indicated he might not accept the outcome, Clinton said, "that is a direct threat to our democracy."  That's when she thought she would win.

More Than 800,000 Noncitizens May Have Voted in 2016 Election, Expert Says.  [Scroll down]  Beyond the noncitizens voting study from Old Dominion, Miller pointed to the Pew study from 2012 that found 24 million voter registration records in the United States, or about 1 in 8, were "significantly inaccurate or no longer valid."  The Pew study further found "1.8 million deceased individuals are listed as voters," that "12 million records contain an incorrect address," and that "2.75 million people have registrations in more than one state."  It would take a very high percentage of noncitizens voting to overcome the Clinton popular vote lead, said Steven Camarota, director of research for the Center for Immigration Studies, a think tank that favors strong immigration enforcement.

Trump claims 'millions' voted illegally for Hillary as he goes on Twitter tirade.  Donald Trump accused the media of ignoring 'serious' electoral fraud and claimed millions of illegal ballots cost him the popular vote on Sunday night — as he returned to Trump Tower amid growing acrimony over Hillary Clinton's lawyer's backing of a recount in Wisconsin.  The President-elect tweeted that there had been 'serious voter fraud' in Virginia, California and New Hampshire hours after claiming he would have won the popular vote had 'millions' of people not voted 'illegally'.

Wisconsin elections officials see no proof of hacking of voting machines.  The Wisconsin Elections Commission has found no evidence that any of its voting machines were hacked during the Nov. 8 election, a spokesman said Saturday [11/26/2016].  Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein on Friday filed a petition to have a state recount on the sole grounds that data experts believe there may have been a cyberattack.  They have no evidence, but contend that Democrat Hillary Clinton performed better where paper ballots, rather than electronic ones were used.

The Democrats' real strategy in launching recounts.  The recount in Wisconsin, and the coming ones in Michigan and Pennsylvania will not change the outcomes in any of the states.  No recount ever changes thousands of votes.  I do not think that is the purpose.  The recounts, if done by hand, which can be demanded, may take longer than the last day for completing the official counts in a state and directing Electoral College voters.  If all 3 states miss the deadline, Trump is at 260, Hillary at 232.  No one hits 270.  Then this goes to Congress, where the House voting 1 vote per state elects Trump, and Senate selects Pence.  This would be first time this happened since 1824, but in that case, John Quincy Adams won in the House, though he had fewer electoral college votes than Andrew Jackson.

Sorry, Hill and Jill:  Trump's Victory Margins Are Recount-Proof.  The quixotic left-wing push for recounts in a handful of midwestern states carried narrowly by Donald Trump three weeks ago continues apace.  Amid preposterous conspiracies about "hacked" results in Wisconsin, Hillary Clinton's camp has jumped aboard the bandwagon captained by failed Green Party candidate Jill Stein in that state.

Trump Wins Michigan by 10,704 Votes; Closest Race in Great Lake History.  In the closest race ever in Great Lake State history, the Michigan Secretary of State gave President-elect Donald Trump a 10,704 vote win over Hillary Clinton.  The call comes after the state's 83 county clerks on Tuesday submitted, posted and certified voting results by each county.  While People's Pundit Daily called it more than a week ago, the official results from the state were still in flux though the secretary said they did not expect the certification to change the outcome.  The addition of Michigan, one of three Rust Belt states in the so-called Blue Wall to fall to the New York businessman on Election Day, gives the winner 306 Electoral Votes.

Paul Krugman Illustrates The Damaged Political Psyches Of The Left.  Yes, it is surely "important to note" that there has been no "proof of hacking or manipulation."  But that doesn't go far enough by half:  there isn't even any evidence of such, except for some voting patterns that, as Nate Cohn points out, vanish when you control for certain variables.  Gabriel Sherman mixes up the cause and effect:  proof is demonstrated after an investigation, the latter of which is undertaken only on the basis of strong-enough evidence — which doesn't exist here (unless you're an aggrieved liberal pundit, I guess).  But the real story here isn't the wacky teeth-gnashing of the American Left, though that is quite a story in its own right.  No, the most astonishing aspect of the whole thing is that Paul Krugman could be swayed by such a flimsy and unsubstantiated accusation.

No, Hacking Did Not Cost Hillary Three Swing States.  [Scroll down]  As Shane Harris wrote, "[F]or hackers to have changed the votes in three states would have been even more surprising than Trump's victory."  Hillary would have to win all three of those states in order to change the election:  "There is zero evidence of tampering right now.  Zero," David Becker, the executive director of the Center for Election Innovation and Research, told The Daily Beast. [...] Harris stated that these hackers would have started very early in the election and have people literally on the ground in states that do not use machines by "infiltrating elections offices, and working up to Election Day if not on the day itself."  In other words, just accept the fact that Hillary was a horrible candidate and stop blaming others for the loss.

The Department of Justice is not going to conduct a vote audit based on your phoned-in outrage.  For supporters of Hillary Clinton, the post circulating on Facebook and Reddit offers hope.  The Justice Department, it claims, is "tallying calls" from people who want an audit of the 2016 election.  And given the small margins that Donald Trump won by in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, a shift of about 55,000 votes is all that would be needed to change the outcome.  The problem is, it's bogus.  The Justice Department doesn't count up calls to determine whether it should launch an investigation.  And they will not initiate a national audit — or force particular states to recount their results — based on the volume of outrage they receive from voters.  "The Justice Department does not tally the number of callers to determine whether federal action is warranted," department spokesman David Jacobs said in a statement.  "Investigatory decisions are based solely on the facts and evidence as they relate to the federal statutes the department enforces."

DNC chair blames 'voter suppression' for losses as soul-searching begins.  The interim chair of the Democratic National Committee said Tuesday [11/22/2016] she has created an "advisory group" to look into what went so wrong for the party in the 2016 election, just four years after the GOP went through a similar post-election soul-searching.  Donna Brazile said the DNC is also rethinking whether superdelegates have had too much power in the Democratic nomination process after facing a barrage of criticism from grass-roots activists who thought the unelected officials played an outsize role in steering the nomination toward Hillary Clinton and away from Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont.

7 things Sessions can do immediately to restore the rule of law at Justice.  [#1] Clamp down on voter fraud:  There is nothing more critical to the rule of law and our democracy than having free and fair elections.  Federal judges, acting on lawsuits promoted by Obama's DOJ, have been misinterpreting statutes in order to prevent states from cleaning their rolls of dead, fraudulent, and non-citizen voters.  We are seeing those consequences play out now in the North Carolina governor's election.

Election Math.  Long-time election integrity advocate Bev Harris has noted the possibility of stealth tampering via the GEMS election management system, which currently tallies about 25% of the U.S. votes.  She has been recently raising concern about the addition of votes via fractional decimals, which are hidden in integer display.

Republican North Carolina governor claims he is a victim of voter fraud.  Democrats in North Carolina are urging the incumbent Republican governor, Pat McCrory, to concede defeat to Roy Cooper, who is officially ahead of him by just 6,600 votes in the hotly contested election.  Time appears to be running out for McCrory, who is claiming that the election was rigged and that voter fraud was the reason that he was behind in the tally, according to the Charlotte Observer.  The governor is contesting the final vote count in more than half of the 100 counties across North Carolina.

North Carolina governor race is still undeclared as Republicans say 'dead people and felons' were casting ballots'.  Ten days after the November 8 vote, the North Carolina governor's race is still undeclared, after Republican's allege that dead people and felons were casting ballots.  Republican Governor Pat McCrory, who is trailing Democratic challenger Roy Cooper by about 6,300 votes according to the state elections website Friday afternoon, has not conceded.  Under state law, Friday was the deadline for counties to certify their results.  But with the recent allegations, the outcome could be left in limbo for weeks.

Breaking: Illegal Immigrants Cast More Than 3 Million Votes In Presidential Election.  More than three million illegal immigrants cast votes in the U.S. presidential election, according to a report from VoteFraud.org. [...] Voter fraud had been a major concern heading into this election, especially after President Obama publicly declared that illegal immigrants could vote without fear of legal consequences.  Some even refer to Obama's statement as outright encouragement for illegal immigrants to get out and vote.

Voter Fraud Is Real. Here's The Proof.  In Colorado, multiple instances were found of dead people attempting to vote.  Stunningly, "a woman named Sara Sosa who died in 2009 cast ballots in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013."  In Virginia, it was found that nearly 20 voter applications were turned in under the names of dead people.  In Texas, authorities are investigating criminals who are using the technique of "vote harvesting" to illegally procure votes for their candidates.  "Harvesting" is the practice of illegally obtaining the signatures of valid voters in order to vote in their name without their consent for the candidate(s) the criminal supports.  These are just some instances of voter fraud we know about.  It would be silly to assume cases that have been discovered are the only cases of fraud.

Colorado voter fraud revealed:  Slew of ballots cast by the dead spark investigation.  A CBS affiliate's evidence of voter fraud in Colorado has sparked an immediate investigation by Secretary of State Wayne Williams.  Election sleuthing by Brian Maass of KCNC-TV in Denver exposed multiple instances in recent years where dead Coloradans were still voting.  A dead World War II veteran named John Grosso voted in a 2006 primary election, and a woman named Sara Sosa who died in 2009 cast ballots in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.  Mrs. Sosa's husband Miguel died in 2008, but a vote was cast in his name one year later.

Investigation launched after dead people are registered to vote in Harrisonburg.  Harrisonburg officials and the FBI are investigating allegations of voter registration fraud after officials say almost 20 voter applications were turned in under the names of dead people.  Harrisonburg Registrar Debbie Logan said Thursday [9/29/2016] that investigators have found from 18 to 20 potentially fraudulent registrations.  The Rockingham County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office confirmed Thursday that an investigation is underway, but offered no additional details on the case.

Democrat Scheme to Run an Absentee Ballot Mill in NC Investigated.  The Bladen County Improvement Association PAC in North Carolina, a political-action committee funded by the N.C. Democrat Party and other prominent statewide Democrats, is under scrutiny due to potentially fraudulent absentee ballots cast for Democrat Roy Cooper and other Democrats, according to Governor Pat McCrory's campaign.  A formal protest was filed with the Bladen County Board of Elections to challenge several hundred absentee ballots, alleged to be fraudulent, by the Democratic PAC and others, and has also been filed in in [sic] 11 additional counties.

Noncitizens, Voting Violations and U.S. Elections.  Mass immigration has had a significant effect on American electoral politics.  Despite the fact that it is a crime for aliens to vote in federal elections, noncitizens and illegal aliens are counted when apportioning congressional districts.  This means that areas with large numbers of illegal alien residents gain additional representatives in Congress.  In addition, there is evidence that both foreign nationals who are lawfully present in the United States and illegal aliens have voted in recent elections.  During this election cycle, noncitizens have been discovered on voter registration rolls in both Virginia and Pennsylvania.  And the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York recently announced that it charged a Canadian woman with making a false claim to citizenship after she registered and voted in more than 20 elections.  Several past elections — for the presidency and other offices — have been extremely close.  Accordingly, ballots cast by noncitizen voters have the potential to improperly alter the outcome of elections.  Consider how close the 2000 presidential election was.  Could the outcome have been affected by noncitizen voting?  The answer is yes.

Voting Machine Problems Are Being Reported All Over America.  After what happened in the last election, people seem to be more alert to signs of potential election fraud this time around.  And right now the Internet is buzzing with reports of voting machine problems in some of the most important swing states.  In some areas officials were forced to make emergency switches to paper ballots due to voting machine issues, and in other cases voters that intended to vote for Donald Trump were having their votes registered for Hillary Clinton instead.  The mainstream media is insisting that these are "isolated instances", and hopefully that turns out to be true because the integrity of our elections is of the utmost importance.  Voting machines are supposed to make voting easier and more efficient, but instead they are once again causing major headaches all over the country.

Limbaugh Predicts Millions Of Illegal Aliens Will Be Found To Have Voted.  ["]You know what they're gonna find?  I will predict that before this is all said and done, a lot of illegal aliens will be found to have voted, in the millions.  You wait.  Let me rephrase it.  I won't be surprised if this happens, and it will be enough to blow apart whatever theory these people have that Hillary won the popular vote, because you'll have to take those illegal votes out, and when that happens, she will not have won anything.["]

Edward Snowden shows how easy it is to hack into a US voting machine with a £24 memory card.  He showed his 2.4 million Twitter followers a video in which experts were able to change the number of votes for each candidate in the computer memory — and also alter the paper-trail backup.

About 100 million people couldn't be bothered to vote this year.  The U.S. Elections Project, run by a political scientist at the University of Florida, estimates that there are about 251 million voting-age people in the U.S.  But not all of them are eligible to vote:  some are non-citizens living in the U.S., while several million more can't legally vote because they're in prison, on parole, or have a past felony conviction in states where that's a barrier to voting.  Subtract all those people and you've got about 232 million people potentially eligible to cast a vote this fall.  But only about 132 million of them did, give or take the one or two million votes that have yet to be officially certified.  That means that 100 million people who have the legal right to vote simply decided it wasn't worth the hassle this year.

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That's not necessarily as shocking as it may seem:  Some people who are of voting age are in retirement facilities, mental institutions, and hospitals.  See also Not Everyone Should Vote

Hillary Wins the Popular Vote — Not.  Okay, let's address this "Hillary might win the popular vote, isn't that Electoral College situation just awful" thing head on.  No, it's not awful.  It's great, and it protects the importance of your vote.  It's also uniquely American and demonstrates yet again the once-in-creation brilliance of the Founding Fathers.  First of all, she's probably not going to win the actual number of votes cast.  She may win the number of votes counted, but not the votes cast.  States don't count their absentee ballots unless the number of outstanding absentee ballots is larger than the state margin of difference.  If there is a margin of 1,000 votes counted and there are 1,300 absentee ballots outstanding, then the state tabulates those.  If the number of outstanding absentee ballots wouldn't influence the election results, then the absentee ballots aren't counted.

A Blow to the Non-Elite Elite.  [Scroll down]  Another election casualty is the practice of extended voting.  The recent trend to open state polls early and over several days is proving a terrible idea.  Campaigns (think 1980, 1992, and 2000) are often not over until the last week.  When millions of people vote days or even weeks before Election Day, what the candidates say or do in the critical final days becomes irrelevant.  When a candidate urges citizens, "Vote early," it is synonymous with, "Vote quickly, before more dirt surfaces about my ongoing scandals." Voting should return to a single event, rather than becoming a daily tracking poll.

Poll workers FIRED in Florida this morning for violating voter 'integrity'!  CNN is reporting that two poll workers were fired this morning [11/8/2016] in Broward County, Florida: [...]

Voters Complain of Ballots Pre-Filled for Democrats.  Voters at multiple polling sites in Queens, New York say that when they showed up to vote on Tuesday, they were given ballots that were already filled out — for Democrats.  Alexa Cardena, deputy campaign manager for Republican Congressional candidate Mike O'Reilly, told LawNewz.com that her office and local police have received dozens of calls from people complaining that when they arrived at the polls, ready to vote, their ballot was already filled out for Democrats.  "It's really unfortunate," Cardena said.  O'Reilly is running in a Congressional district in Queens.

Autopen in Virginia and Polls Kept Open in Nevada.  With the race in Virginia flipping red to blue and back before the eyes of CNN viewers, reports are trickling out that the state's late close for Hillary Clinton in one of her key "firewall" states was helped by her old friend, the state's governor Terry McAuliffe.  According to a report in the World Tribune, Gov. McAuliffe "used an autopen to sign thousands of letters granting voting rights to felons, enough to put the swing state in Hillary Clinton's column."  Governor McAuliffe is a longtime Clinton ally, having served as chairman of both President Bill Clinton's 1996 re-election campaign, and Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign.  The report, which first appeared in the Daily Caller, says that "those who received McAuliffe's letter also got voter registration forms with pre-paid return postage.  No others in Virginia received such a service."

Officials: PA Voting Machines Incorrectly Registered Straight Republican Votes.  Voting machines in Pennsylvania were registering straight Republican votes as Democratic votes early Tuesday [11/8/2016], officials say.  The error was due to a calibration issue in Lebanon County's voting machines, where five machines out of the 270 machines available in the county malfunctioned, Penn Live reported.  Voters saw the errors after they reviewed their ballots before officially filing them.

Two Florida Poll Workers Fired, Escorted From Location By Deputies:  Report.  This after Broward County Deputies were called to the scene due to a disturbance.  WPLG reported:  "Broward election officials said two clerks were fired because they did not adhere to "procedure and policy," but would not elaborate about the circumstances surrounding the disturbance. [...]"

Florida Election Worker Goes Public With Massive Voter Fraud Happening Right Now.  Voter fraud has been a running theme in this election with the Democratic party and will continue to be through the election.  Trump has been warning voters for months about fraud and it's certainly happening, especially in swing states like Florida.  This time around, absentee ballots are being fraudulently filled out in Democratic Broward County, Florida, which was just discovered with a sworn testimony via affidavit.  The witness describes going into a back room where SOE employees were sitting at a table with stacks of absentee ballots, filling them out assembly line style.

Pennsylvania Voting Machine Refuses to Allow Vote for Trump.  This young man went in to fulfill his duty as an American and cast his vote for who he feels will be best to put into the White House and lead America. [...] To his dismay however, when he went into the voting booth to do just that... he wasn't able to choose his candidate he supports.

Rigged!? HUGE voting issues reported.  The 2016 presidential election is in full swing — and already reports on widespread voting issues are pouring in.  It seems Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's warnings about fraud and vote machine manipulation may be coming true.  Multiple reports have come out of Pennsylvania of serious issues.  In Westmoreland, the county's Republican Committee posted a warning to their Facebook, telling voters that machines were switching votes from Republican to Democrat.

Will Voter Fraud Influence Today's Election?  Could the Presidential and other key elections be decided by illegal votes cast by non-citizens?  Despite arguments that voter fraud is so rare that it is negligible, efforts to ensure fair elections may not be in vain.  Indeed, researchers in 2014 found voter fraud to be so widespread as to have likely swayed tight elections in 2008 and 2012 and have a great impact on local and Congressional races.  (Washington Post, Oct. 24, 2014)  Data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study revealed that more than 14 percent of non-citizens were registered to vote in the 2008 and 2010 elections, with 6.4 percent of non-citizens actually voting in 2008.  (Id.)  Additionally, the study estimated that roughly 80% of non-citizens vote Democrat.  (Id.)

Hacking concern on Election Day:  The companies that bring you the news.  Experts have been warning for months that hackers could try to disrupt Tuesday's election by penetrating local voting systems.  But another target could prove easier to hack:  U.S. media outlets offering election night results.  Upguard, a Mountain View, California, company that assesses how well companies are protecting themselves from hackers, has found that three major news organizations — The Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal and CBS News — tallied "pretty abysmal" scores on key criteria to thwart breaches.  All three are key sources of election night results, with the AP perhaps the largest provider of election tabulations in the country.

BLM poll worker
Poll Worker Wearing #BlackLivesMatter Gear at Brooklyn Polling Station.  This seems like a violation of the spirit, if not the letter, of New York state election law.  You're not supposed to be allowed to wear any sort of political garb inside a polling area.  And this wasn't a regular voter, this guy was a [expletive] poll worker!  Someone dropped the ball here, or more likely, they were allowed to do this by a Democratic election official.  Thankfully, Trump's legal team has been notified.


The Smell Test for a Rigged Election.  Integral to claims of vote rigging are electronic voting systems, or Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) Systems.  Some swing states like Pennsylvania and swaths of North Carolina have these DRE systems, while other states like Michigan and New Hampshire have traditional paper ballots.  Rigging the vote in a state with paper ballots would be difficult given the physical medium — that isn't to say that chicanery can't take place, but it's a lot harder.  With a DRE system, especially in states like Pennsylvania where there is no paper trail or physical record of the votes cast, the prospect of tampering is far more viable and, more importantly, scalable.  With a paper ballot, a corrupt official could stuff a few extra ballots, but with a DRE system, a motivated or well-informed hacker could stuff a few hundred thousand.

Long lines nationwide, reports of voter intimidation, and ballot machine problems in three states cause troubles on Election Day.  Despite Donald Trump's continued skepticism that the election was on the up and up, few voters who went to the polls Tuesday encountered problems — and even then, most issues involved the usual machine breakdowns and long lines.

Some Trump Voters Reporting Ballots Switching To Clinton.  Many areas are already seeing long lines with some officials saying they wouldn't be surprised if voter turnout topped 80 percent.  However, there have been some scattered issues where voters are encountering problems.  Election judges in Clinton Township, Butler County confirmed there were issues with two of their eight automated voting machines.

Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore's top prosecutor, deletes banned ballot photo.  Baltimore's top prosecutor tweeted, then deleted a prohibited ballot-box photo on Election Day.  The now-deleted image showed State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's daughter looking over the blank ballot with the caption, "We Voted today #DoYourPartAndDoTheSame #We'reWithHer @HillaryClinton."  Maryland law prohibits the use of electronic devices inside polling places and voters are only permitted to take photos outside.

Latin American election observers cheered by FEC Dem.  \Election observers from Latin America in the U.S. to monitor Tuesday's presidential election are getting the royal treatment from Washington officials, including a top Democrat on the Federal Election Commission.

International Election Observer Forgets 'Strict Impartiality' Pledge, Tweets Support for Clinton.  As hundreds of international observers from dozens of countries fan across the nation ahead of Tuesday's election, their behavior is governed by their own organizations' codes of conduct, which call for "strict impartiality."  That message did not appear to have reached everyone, however.

Leaked Documents Reveal Expansive Soros Funding to Manipulate Federal Elections.  Leaked funding documents reveal an effort by George Soros and his foundations to manipulate election laws and process rules ahead of the federal election far more expansively than has been previously reported.  The billionaire and convicted felon moved hundreds of millions of dollars into often-secret efforts to change election laws, fuel litigation to attack election integrity measures, push public narratives about voter fraud, and to integrate the political ground game of the left with efforts to scare racial minority groups about voting rights threats.  These Soros-funded efforts moved through dozens of 501(c)(3) and (c)(4) charities and involved the active compliance with civil rights groups, government officials, and purportedly non-partisan groups like the League of Women Voters.

Firm Demonstrates Ease of Hacking a Voting Machine.  Digital security firm Cylance have released a video demonstrating how easy it is to hack an electronic voting machine in just a few steps.  Demonstrating on a Sequoia AVC Edge Voting Machine, the same machine that was used in the 2008 presidential election and is still used in a number of voting precincts, Cylance show how in just a few easy steps, numbers, candidate names, and other variables could be easily modified and made to look genuine.

Exclusive: Virginia Gov. Pardons 60,000 Felons, Enough To Swing Election.  Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has granted voting rights to as many as 60,000 convicted felons just in time for them to register to vote, nearly five times more than previously reported and enough to win the state for his long-time friend, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.  McAuliffe sought to allow all of Virginia's estimated 200,000 felons to vote, but state courts said each individual felon's circumstances must be weighed.  To get around that, McAuliffe used a mechanical autopen to rapidly sign thousands of letters, as if he had personally reviewed them, even as his office was saying the total was 13,000.

Obama: Latinos Should Vote to Give Undocumented Family Members a Voice.  In an interview with Latino star Gina Rodriguez, President Barack Obama urged all American Latinos to vote, specifically Latino citizens who knew illegal immigrants or had illegal family members living in the United States.  Rodriguez asked Obama whether "undocumented citizens" should vote, specifying that she calls illegal immigrants "citizens" because they contribute and work in the United States.

Jeff Sessions:  Obama Must 'Make Crystal Clear' Only Citizens Can Vote in U.S. Elections.  A Latino Youtube host interviewed Obama Friday, asking him:  "Many of the millennials, DREAMers, undocumented, um, citizens — and I call them citizens because they contribute to this country — are fearful of voting.  So if I vote, will immigration know where I live?  Will they come for my family and deport us?"  "Not true," Obama replied, ignoring her point about illegal aliens voting.

Did Obama Actually Encourage Illegals to Vote?  Wikileaks Email Suggests YES.  You've probably already seen the clip where it seems like Obama encourages illegal immigrants to vote in the US election.  But there's been some contention about whether the clip is actually a recommendation from Obama for illegals to vote — which would essentially amount to high treason because it would disenfranchise US voters and give political power to foreign entities — or whether it was a benign statement which was being misconstrued by the right.

Justice Dept. sending more than 500 election monitors to 28 states.  The Justice Department will send more than 500 election monitors to polling places in 28 states on Election Day.  The election monitors will help enforce federal voting rights laws in 67 jurisdictions nationwide, the DOJ's Civil Rights Division said Monday [11/7/2016].  "The department is deeply committed to the fair and unbiased application of our voting rights laws and we will work tirelessly to ensure that every eligible person that wants to do so is able to cast a ballot," said Attorney General Loretta Lynch in a statement.

Latest Project Veritas Bombshell:  Undercover Journalist In Full Burka Offered Huma Abedin's Ballot In NYC.  As democrats and George Soros continue to funnel millions of dollars into lawsuits to fight voter ID laws around the country, Project Veritas continues to reveal just how simple it is to take advantage of the current system to commit voter fraud.  The latest example comes from New York City as an undercover Project Veritas journalist walks into a polling station wearing a full burka and requests the ballot of one Huma Abedin.

Florida Election Employees Caught Faking 1,000's of Stolen Absentee Ballots in Massive Voter Fraud Scheme!  Broward Co FL Sec of Elections Brenda Snipes and her team have been caught red-handed engaging in massive voter fraud by filling out thousands of absentee ballots in a secret locked room.  Broward County is one of the largest swing counties in Florida.  It would not take much voter fraud there to flip it.  The voter fraud whistle-blower is a former Secretary of Elections Department employee and she has filled out a sworn affidavit.

Voting-Rights Decisions in Arizona, New Jersey Favor Republicans.  The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday [11/5/2016] restored a Republican-supported Arizona law that makes it a crime for get-out-the-vote operatives to collect and deliver absentee ballots filled out by voters.

The court's action was one of two notable election law matters Saturday in which the GOP prevailed.

Federal court lifts injunction 'aimed at stopping Trump campaign and Roger Stone-backed group from intimidating voters' in Ohio.  A federal court has lifted a ban aimed at stopping voter intimidation in Ohio, after an appeal was filed by Donald Trump's campaign.  The Cincinnati-based 6th Circuit Court of Appeals announced in a short ruling on Sunday morning [11/6/2016] that it had cancelled out the injunction put in place by US District Court Judge James Gwin on Friday.

American Elections Are Vulnerable to Wholesale Fraud.  Bev Harris, elections expert and founder of Black Box Voting, believes our elections are vulnerable to wholesale fraud via manipulation of vote totals in the centralized computer databases.  She recently appeared on the Alex Jones Show, where she demonstrated a computer script named Fraction Magic that can alter vote totals all the way down to the precinct level and make the final vote totals add up to a desired result.

Judge orders North Carolina counties to restore thousands to voter rolls.  A federal judge ordered three North Carolina counties to restore thousands of voter registrations canceled too close to Election Day after the NAACP sued over the removals.

Supreme Court permits Arizona ban on third party ballot collection.  The U.S. Supreme Court sided with Republicans and ordered a law in Arizona banning ballot collecting by third party groups can stand in Tuesday's election.  Republicans in Arizona passed the ballot collection law, making it a felony punishable by up to a year in jail and a $150,000 fine for someone to turn in a ballot that is not their own.  Exceptions were included for family members, roommates and caregivers.

If Voting Is Sacred, Early Voting Must Go.  The standard argument against widespread early voting is that it encourages many people to make their decisions without important information available to the voters who wait until Election Day.  That's really not debatable, so early-voting supporters concede the point and then say it just doesn't matter.  They note that the people most likely to cast early votes are committed partisans, immune to new facts and information.  There's surely some truth to that, but as the scale of early voting increases with each year, it must also be less and less true every year.  Also, one might wonder why people who decry the rise of ideological polarization and partisanship are so eager to make it easier for hardcore partisans to vote.

Judge Denies Pennsylvania GOP Call for Statewide Poll Watchers.  A federal judge denied the Pennsylvania Republican Party's request to allow poll watchers from anywhere in the state to monitor precincts on Election Day.  Eastern District of Pennsylvania Judge Gerald J. Pappert said the state GOP's request was "unreasonably delayed," is not in the public interest, and does not qualify for last-minute interventions from the court, the Associated Press reported.  "Any intervention at this point risks practical concerns including disruption, confusion or other unforeseen deleterious effects," Pappert wrote.  "Plaintiffs waited until eighteen days before the election to bring this case ... Were the Court to enter the requested injunction, poll watchers would be allowed to roam the Commonwealth on election day for the first time in the Election Code's seventy-nine year history — giving the Commonwealth and county election officials all of five days' notice to prepare for the change."

Deal reached after GOP claims absentee ballots were handled wrongly in Florida county.  A clash between the state Republican party and Broward County's elections office over the handling of absentee ballots was settled Wednesday night only hours after it began.  At issue:  whether Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda C. Snipes had broken the law by opening scores of mail-in ballots in private, and without the supervision of a canvassing board appointed to oversee and certify elections.  Snipes — whose office has dealt with a series of mishaps and complications this election cycle — received a letter Wednesday afternoon from Republican state party chairman Blaise Ingoglia alleging the elections department had illegally processed and opened scores of the more than 153,000 ballots that have been cast by mail so far in Broward.

After Delco raid, focus widens on voter registration group.  Days after state agents raided its Delaware County office, a national grassroots organization that works mostly for Democrats is facing increasing scrutiny over voter registration efforts in Pennsylvania.  A source with knowledge of the inquiry said Wednesday [11/2/2016] the probe of FieldWorks LLC is likely to expand to other spots in the state.  At the same time, Delaware County officials are preparing to challenge thousands of voter registration forms submitted by the group, questioning if they were filed on time.

Kenya believe it?
A Kenyan crowdsourcing tool will monitor the U.S. election for fraud.  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has refused to say he'd accept the outcome of next week's election if he loses.  He has claimed, despite lack of evidence, that the ballots will be "rigged" against him.  If that does happen, a crowdsourcing tool invented in Kenya is prepared to document it.  Kenya knows a thing or two about contested elections, which some speculate may be a situation the U.S. finds itself in next week.  In response to violence following the country's 2007 presidential contest when Raila Odinga refused to acknowledge the victory of opponent Mwai Kibaki, a group of coders developed a platform to document where protests were occurring.  They named the crisis map Ushahidi, which means "testimony" in Swahili.  The organization thinks the technology will be useful in the American election.

Hacker Guccifer 2.0 Warns He Has "Info From Inside FEC: Democrats May Rig The Elections".  Earlier today [11/4/2016], after a two week silence, Guccifer 2.0 reemerged, with a post on his blog, in which he alleges that he has information from inside the Federal Election Commission, according to which "democrats may rig the elections."  He then adds "this may be possible because of the software installed in the FEC networks by the large IT companies."

California man finds dozens of ballots stacked outside home.  Jerry Mosna was gardening outside his San Pedro, Calif., home Saturday when he noticed something odd:  Two stacks of 2016 ballots on his mailbox.  The 83 ballots, each unused, were addressed to different people, all supposedly living in his elderly neighbor's two-bedroom apartment.  "I think this is spooky," Mosna said.  "All the different names, none we recognize, all at one address."  His wife, Madalena Mosna, noted their 89-year-old neighbor lives by herself, and, "Eighty people can't fit in that apartment."

FL GOP Accuses Election Officials of Voter Fraud.  The state GOP alleges that officials in Broward County, which includes Fort Lauderdale, have been opening tens of thousands of vote-by-mail ballots prior to them being cleared for counting.  Chairman Blaise Ingoglia told Shapiro that "Florida law prescribes that when the supervisor of elections takes in all these ballots, they have to be approved by the canvassing board."  Therefore, the officials have no legal authority to open the ballot envelopes.

More stolen, forged ballots discovered in Florida.  We've been hearing all manner of reports and analysis of early voting in this election.  One recent story said that early voting in Florida's black community was low, which would be bad for Hillary Clinton.  But Florida is a swing state, and another report claims that early swing state voting is going Clinton's way.  The truth (at least in general) may wind up being somewhere between the two, but there's one group of people who the early voting is decidedly not going well for at all.  Those would be the folks who were victims of voter fraud and had their absentee ballots stolen, forged and turned in by someone else.

Voter fraud?  Non-citizen can register to vote in Arizona; officials, law enforcement investigating.  An Arizona man, who is not a legal U.S. citizen, admits he was able to register to vote.  ABC15 is not releasing his name, however he claims to have lived in the U.S. for more than 25 years and has a green card, a social security number and an Arizona driver license.  "I'm not a citizen but I am legal in this country," he said.  "I have a permanent resident alien card."  A few months ago the non-citizen says he was joking around with a co-worker who was having problem registering to vote.

Maybe next time you can wait until Election Day.
Buyer's remorse?  Some states allow early voters to change ballots.  Early voters who have buyer's remorse can switch their votes before Election Day in several Midwestern states, and the Trump campaign is hoping to peel off some who backed Hillary Clinton but are having a rethink in the wake of the renewed FBI investigation into her emails.  Voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania are allowed to void their early or absentee ballots and cast a new vote.  While normally not an issue, that could end up playing a bigger role this year, with October surprises and each campaign fighting vigorously to disqualify the other.

Police Raid Pennsylvania Democratic Voter Outreach Office To Search For Proof of Fraud.  Pennsylvania State Police raided the office of FieldWorks LLC, a group that does voter outreach/"street work" for Democrats, after obtaining a search warrant on Friday [10/28/2016].  The warrant, while vague about the investigation itself, specified that police were looking for "templates ... utilized to construct fraudulent voter registration forms" as well as "completed voter registration forms containing same or similar identifying information of individuals on multiple forms," according to information obtained by Philly.com.

Seminole elections office receives five stolen, forged absentee ballots.  By mid-October, Susan Halperin became concerned that she and her husband hadn't received their absentee ballots in the mail.  So Lawrence Halperin called the Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Office to find out what was going on.  He was stunned to learn their ballots had already been cast.  Someone had stolen the Halperins' ballots, faked their signatures and voted.

Non-American, Wife of US Citizen Arrested in Texas After Voting 5 Times!  Just imagine how many of these people who aren't legal citizens are voting in elections who have yet to be caught.  A Texas woman, who isn't a citizen, was arrested Friday for illegally voting in Dallas County five times.

DOJ Stops Florida From Removing Dead People and Foreigners From Registered Voter List.  In response to allegations of possible voter fraud involving dead people and foreigners who are not citizens but registered to vote anyway, Ken Detzner, the Florida Secretary of State began cleaning up the voter registration lists in his state.  During the process, they found 53,000 dead people that were still registered to vote throughout the state and Detzner issued instructions to have them removed from the voter rolls along with any persons identified to be non-citizens.  When the news reached Washington DC, the Democratic controlled Department of Justice, immediately reacted and issued orders instructing Detzner to stop purging the voting records.

Virginia authorities charge man with felony voter fraud.  Virginia authorities have charged a man who registered voters for a liberal political advocacy group with voter registration fraud, saying he filed false applications for people who do not exist.  Vafalay Massaquoi, 30, is accused of inventing applicants and forging voter registration forms that were filed with the Alexandria Office of the General Registrar.  He's charged with two felony counts of forging a public record and two felony counts of voter registration fraud.  An Alexandria Police Department spokeswoman said Mr. Massaquoi worked for New Virginia Majority, a progressive nonprofit that works with people of color, women, youth and gay communities.

Action News Investigation:  Voting from the Grave.  The key to one of the most contentious presidential elections in history could be right here in the Keystone state.  Republican candidate Donald Trump has made allegations of fraud at polls in the City of Philadelphia.  So, Action News dug through a decade's worth of election and death records to see if there was any truth to the claim.  Some of what Action News investigation found was stunning.

Feds establish hotline to report NH election fraud.  An Election Day hotline on Nov. 8 will allow people to easily report any problems or voter fraud they encounter at the polls.  U.S. Attorney Emily Gray Rice said the hotline is in coordination with the U.S. Justice Department's nationwide Election Day program for the general election.

Miami-Dade fraud
Two Dade County Florida Campaign Operatives Arrested For Voter Fraud.  We noted earlier that Broward and Dade County (FL) held a particular importance for Democrats around two issues:  Electing Hillary Clinton and supporting John Morgan's legalized marijuana initiative.  Neither is possible without overwhelming support from Broward and Dade county.  There has been some very sketchy activity.  Today, news breaks of two women in Dade County who were arrested as part of an election fraud scheme: [...]


Women charged with elections fraud led unassuming lives.  Tomika Shanteek Curgil got behind the wheel of a beat-up Pontiac on Friday morning, dropped her son and daughter off at school, and was on her way back to her Liberty City home when a thought occurred to her:  She was being followed.  She was right.  Police stopped the 33-year-old campaign worker and placed her into custody amid accusations she submitted more than a dozen fraudulent voter registration forms to the Miami-Dade elections department.  A few hours later, Gladys Coego, 74, would turn herself in to authorities over charges that she tampered with absentee ballots this week while working as an elections department temp.

Unprecedented Surge In Election Fraud Incidents From Around The Country.  Mounting evidence would suggest it's getting more and more difficult for the left to claim that there are "no signs" of fraud in the 2016 election cycle... though we're sure they will continue to try.  Just this morning the Miami Herald noted that two arrests were made in Miami-Dade county on election fraud charges including efforts by one woman to illegally register voters (some of whom were dead...a recurring theme this election cycle) while another 74-year-old election worker was charged with actually "illegally marking ballots".

Some Cities Want Their Immigrants to Vote.  "Look at illegal immigrants voting all over the country," Donald Trump recently claimed in a Fox News interview, part of his ongoing effort to cast doubt on the integrity of the presidential election.  There's no evidence to support the Republican nominee's claims of election fraud, but some cities are moving to expand voting rights to include noncitizens.  The latest is San Francisco, where the Nov. 8 ballot will include a measure allowing the parents or legal guardians of any student in the city's public schools to vote in school board elections.  The right would be extended to those with green cards, visas, or no documentation at all.  "One out of three kids in the San Francisco unified school system has a parent who is an immigrant, who is disenfranchised and doesn't have a voice," says San Francisco Assemblyman David Chiu, the son of Taiwanese immigrants.  "We've had legal immigrants who've had children go through the entire K-12 system without having a say."  Undocumented immigrants should also have the right, Chiu adds, to bypass the "broken immigration system in this country."

Hillary Busted Holding Closed Door Meeting with Florida Elections Director in Possible Voter Fraud Scheme.  More proof of a rigged system and likely voter fraud taking place right before our eyes in the critical state of Florida.  There have been several reports that Broward County Election Director Brenda Snipes has met with Hillary Clinton behind closed doors and several sources of claim to be coming forward with pictures soon.

Are There Signs of A Voter Fraud Scheme in Broward County Florida?  A Handful of Mistakes and 173,000 Solutions.  Anyone with any political knowledge is aware the best chances for Hillary Clinton in Florida come from two specific counties, Broward and Dade.  It is not coincidental that both counties continue to be the historic nucleus of multiple voting irregularities.  This year is no different.  In a recent series of events Broward County is at the epicenter of another voting malfunction.  However, this one might not be a mistake, it might be by design.  The essential outline of the current year concern surrounds a scheme to present double voting to benefit Hillary Clinton.

A suspicious wind in the rigging.  Early voters in Texas say the voting machines are flipping their votes.  These voters marked their ballots for Donald Trump, and when the machines enabled them to review their work, the votes had been flipped to Hillary Clinton.  Votes for Republicans in down-ballot races were not flipped.  No doubt a coincidence — it seems to be a law of the cosmos that votes are always flipped from Republican to Democrat — or it might be a clue to why Democrats have been growing increasingly confident that this year they will flip the state from reliably red to an unnatural shade of blue.  Election officials put the glitches, if glitches they are, to "user error," and say "the machines are fine," as apparently they are if you're of the Hillary persuasion.  Nevertheless, Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, has urged voters to check and double check the way they mark their ballots before actually casting the vote.

Trump, Gov. Abbott weigh in on claims that Texas machines changed Trump votes to Clinton.  Early voters in Texas have claimed that voting machines in Dallas, Collin, Tarrant and other counties changed their presidential votes from Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton.  The allegations follow a similar pattern:  Voters say they voted straight-ticket Republican, but when they reviewed their ballots, they reflected they had voted for Hillary Clinton for president, not Donald Trump.  Their votes for Republicans in down-ballot races were not affected, according to the complaints.

Texas Officials Refute 'Vote-Flipping' After Trump Tweet.  In his latest attempt to cast doubt on the election process, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump raised suspicions Thursday about the voting machines in reliably Republican Texas despite producing no evidence of an actual problem.

Foreign Election Monitors Unhappy About 13 States' Ban on International Observers.  As it prepares to observe the November 8 elections, an Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) mission already in the U.S. drew attention on Wednesday to the fact that 13 states explicitly forbid international election observation.  That prohibition, it said, ran contrary to the "requirements" set down in a 1990 document drawn up by the OSCE's precursor, the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe.

Election Fraud: Nothing to See Here!  Voter fraud in the upcoming Presidential Election is not only a serious concern but to many, a foregone conclusion.  In a recent Economist/YouGov poll, 72% said they were "very or somewhat concerned about the security of the electoral system".  For most people though, the terms "voter fraud" and "election fraud" mean the same thing.  However, according to experts, (and an article at the DailyKos), Voter Fraud means "individual voters misrepresenting who they are" while Election Fraud is the "illegal interference with the process of an election."  As one might ask, "What difference, at this point, does it make?"

Virginia Young Democrat Caught Voting For 19 Dead World War II Vets.  Andrew Spieles, a James Madison University student working for HarrisonburgVotes admitted to submitting 19 applications of dead individuals.  A clerk was double-checking the entries of registered voters in the Shenandoah Valley city of Harrisonburg and came across the name Richard Allen Claybrook Sr., a name that she recognized.  The clerk recalled that his son is a well-known local judge and remembered that his father had died a few years prior.  Claybrook Sr. died in 2014 at the age of 87.

Woman Tried to Vote Straight GOP Ticket, But Machine Showed Hillary Clinton.  A post on Facebook from Arlington, Texas has caused quite a stir after claiming a woman tried to vote a straight Republican ticket, but the machine showed her voting for Hillary Clinton.  The Facebook post has been shared nearly 200,000 times, and conspiracy theorists have flooded the internet with claims of a rigged election.  It's not the first time this sort of thing has been reported.  Several people have made complaints that their all Republican tickets were changed to show Hillary in the final summary screen when they vote.

Voting Machines Are Switching Votes From Donald Trump To Hillary Clinton.  Is the 2016 election in the process of being stolen?  Just a few weeks ago I issued a major alert warning that this exact sort of thing might happen.  Early voting has already begun in many states, and a number of voters in Texas are reporting that the voting machines switched their votes from Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton.  The odd thing is that none of the other choices were affected when these individuals attempted to vote for a straight Republican ticket.  If Hillary Clinton is declared the winner of the state of Texas on election night, a full investigation of these voting machines should be conducted, because there is no way that Donald Trump should lose that state.

Democrats caught stuffing ballot with campaign materials.  When Jena Jones opened up her absentee ballot last week, there was a lot more in the envelope than she expected.  In addition to actual ballot, she and her husband, David, noticed multiple pieces of advocacy from Democrats. [...] "I found a letter from the governor of Virginia asking me to please vote Democrat and 'help keep Virginia blue' this year.  Then I got a letter from the Fairfax County Democratic Committee, giving me a step-by-step, yes-and-no what I should vote for as far as the meal tax and all those other things on the ballot," Jena explained to WND and Radio America.  The latter document is known as a sample ballot and is often handed out on the sidewalks outside of polling places on Election Day.  But there are strict rules that forbid those sample ballots from being handed out in the polling stations.

The art and science of vote fraud.  My day job since 1960 has been radio talk-host, and if you were to ask me what was my biggest failure throughout all those decades, the answer would be elementary.  More than half-a-dozen times after one of my urgent sermons against voter fraud I've gotten correspondence from listeners who were ashamed of having been part of vote-stealing operations and wanted to atone.  But they all flat-out refused to come on the air and talk about how their particular brand of vote-stealing works.  I can't hate them.  This is big-deal stuff, and their very lives are at stake if they give any significant portion of the game away.  Several times they've invited me to read their detailed "confessions" and talk about their ways-and-means on-the-air.  That's nowhere near as effective as having vote-stealers describe how they steal votes, but it's far better than nothing.  The most recent "whistleblower" ran the Ohio swindle.  Here's what he told me: [...]

Oh, No, Virginia:  There Is No Such Thing As Voter Fraud.  Advocates of electronic voting machines like to reassure the public that it's impossible to hack the machines because they are "air-gapped" from the Internet, just as secure systems used by the intelligence community or the Pentagon.  But according to researchers James Scott and Drew Spaniel, that's just an illusion.  "A skilled and dedicated adversary can remotely breach servers or airgaps and exfiltrate the proprietary system files upon which United States elections depend," they write.  Because voting machines and their operating systems use "black box" (proprietary) technology that can only be serviced by the manufacturers, hackers could also upload an "exploit" to produce pre-determined election results "at the manufacturer level," they found.

'They want to be able to commit fraud to win'.  Evidence of election fraud doesn't get much more arresting than video of it actually happening in the voting booth.  A video of what appeared to be either blatant vote fraud or the malfunctioning of a touch-screen voting machine appeared on social media Wednesday, just as similar reports emerged during early voting in Texas.  But one of the nation's top election experts told WND there are even greater dangers to voting integrity than those that may be posed by any tampering of voting booth touch-screen machines, essentially accusing Democrats of doing everything possible — legal and illegal — to rig the election.

Voting Machines Are Switching Votes From Donald Trump To Hillary Clinton.  Early voting has already begun in many states, and a number of voters in Texas are reporting that the voting machines switched their votes from Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton.  The odd thing is that none of the other choices were affected when these individuals attempted to vote for a straight Republican ticket.  If Hillary Clinton is declared the winner of the state of Texas on election night, a full investigation of these voting machines should be conducted, because there is no way that Donald Trump should lose that state.  I have said that it will be the greatest miracle in U.S. political history if Donald Trump wins this election, but without the state of Texas Donald Trump has exactly zero chance of winning.  So those living down in Texas need to keep reporting anything unusual that they see or hear when they go to vote.

Florida:  Taco Trucks Used to "Lure" Democrat Voters to Polls.  Video out of Florida shows the Clinton machine is busing people to the polls and luring them to vote using taco trucks.  Now we know what the DNC meant when they said they needed more "taco bowl outreach."  SEIU, which has endorsed Hillary Clinton, appears to be behind the scam.

Hillary Clinton's chain of command for dirty tricks.  If you put together data from James O'Keefe's two videos for Project Veritas Action (transcripts [elsew]here), you can see the actual organizational structure used by the Democratic Party for vote-stealing dirty tricks.

Voter Fraud — well, if you're a programmer & access to the firmware.  Hmm, it was explained that it was a "simple" calibration error. [...] Curious thing, though — it seems this "machine flu" was caught in Amarillo, Texas, too.

Clinton's Florida Secret Weapon:  New Puerto Rican Arrivals.  While in most states registration drives focus on college campuses and African-American neighborhoods — the standard marketplaces where canvassers find non-registrants who skew Democratic — Florida has presented a distinct demographic opportunity.  The center of the state, across several counties sprawling outward from Orlando, has been a destination for one of the most significant domestic diasporas in recent American history.  The debt crisis that has been roiling Puerto Rico for the last two years has forced residents to flee the island in droves, with many settling in Florida's Orange and Osceola counties.

Texas County Switches to Paper Ballots after Software Glitch.  Chambers County election officials have executed an emergency protocol to remove all electronic voting machines available during early voting until a software update can be completed to correct problems experienced by straight-ticket voters.  Chambers County Clerk Heather Hawthorne told Breitbart Texas Tuesday morning that all electronic voting was temporarily halted until her office completes a "software update" on ES&S machines that otherwise "omit one race" when a straight ticket option is selected for either major party.  The Texas 14th Court of Appeals race was reported to be the contest in which voters commonly experienced the glitch.

Computer Programmer Confesses He Coded Computers to RIG Elections.  Maybe we need to rethink the computerized voting model.  [Video clip]

Voting Machines Caught Switching Trump Votes To Hillary in Texas.  It's happening.  Voting machines are being reported as switching Trump votes to Hillary votes in early voting.  We warned you about this, as did Trump, and it's happening in Texas — a state that Trump has to win to get elected.  Lisa Houlette posted to Facebook, "Gary and I went to early vote today... I voted a straight Republican ticket and as I scrolled to submit my ballot I noticed that the Republican Straight ticket was highlighted, however, the clinton/kaine box was also highlighted!  I tried to go back and change and could not get it to work.  I asked for help from one of the workers and she couldn't get it to go back either.  It took a second election person to get the machine to where I could correct the vote to a straight ticket.  Be careful and double check your selections before you cast your vote!  Don't hesitate to ask for help.  I had to have help to get mine changed."

Voting Machines:  Check Your Ballot Before You Hit 'Vote'.  Texas voters are reporting their ballots were changed on the ballot.  The Republicans claim their votes were switched from Republican to Clinton-Kaine."

Texas Voter Fraud:  Is THIS Why Media Has Been Claiming Texas Was Suddenly a "Toss Up?".  Something odd has been taking place in recent weeks.  Media figure after media figure was declaring Texas had inexplicably shifted to a "toss up" state, meaning Hillary Clinton had an opportunity to win that state in a presidential election despite no Democrat doing so in more than thirty years.  In 2012, Mitt Romney, who enjoyed lukewarm at best support among Texas republicans, won that state easily over Barack Obama by nearly 16%.  Now in 2016, the Mainstream Media would have voters believe that Donald Trump, who is far more popular in Texas than Mitt Romney, could lose the state to Hillary Clinton.

Hillary's Dirty Secret's Out When Voters See Something 'Fishy' On Ballots.  We know that cheating isn't "beneath" Hillary Clinton when it comes to winning this election, but she just lowered the bar even further.  In fact, Texas voters were utterly stunned after spotting something "fishy" on their ballots just before casting their votes — and now Hillary's dirty secret is out for all of the world to see.

Here are the phone numbers to report election fraud.  Clip and save.

Voting Machines:  Check Your Ballot Before You Hit 'Vote'.  Texas voters are reporting their ballots were changed on the ballot.

Texas Republicans Reporting Their Early Votes Are Being Changed To Clinton-Kaine.  According to at least two voters in Texas, voting machines are erroneously changing their votes from Republican to Democrat during early voting.  96.9 Kiss FM in Amarillo, Texas reports that "two voters from Canyon posted the experience they had while voting.  Apparently, when these voters chose the straight Republican option, the ballot selected Clinton/Kaine instead of Trump/Pence."

Massive Voting Fraud in Early Voting.  Watch as the voting machine votes Democrat while the person votes Republican.  [Video clip]

Texas Rigged?  Reports Of Voting Machines Switching Votes To Hillary In Texas.  [Scroll down]  But, if recent reports of electronic voting machine issues are true, then perhaps the democrats have another trick up their sleeves to win Texas in 2016.  As noted by Paul Joseph Watson, residents in multiple Texas cities have already complained that voting machines are switching their votes from Trump to Hillary.

Report: Texas Voters Say Voting Machines Picked Clinton/Kaine with Straight Republican Ballot.  Several voters in Texas have said on social media that when they voted early, their voting machine registered a "Straight Republican" selection but marked Hillary Clinton as their choice for president.

Early Voters From Amarillo Are Saying Their Votes Were Changed On the Ballot.  It's common to see pictures of the "I Voted!" stickers on social media.  It's not as common to see the stories I've been seeing today.  Two voters from Canyon posted the experience they had while voting.  Apparently, when these voters chose the straight Republican option, the ballot selected Clinton/Kaine instead of Trump/Pence.

Hillary Clinton May Have Broken Campaign Finance Law In North Carolina.  According to North Carolina law, it is a crime to engage in political activity within 50 feet of the entrance of a polling location.  But that's exactly what it looked like Clinton was doing [10/23/2016].

The Real Question:  Will Hillary (and the Democrats) Accept the Results When She Loses?  The headlines are in.  Trump is the "anti-Democratic" candidate because he refuses to rule out challenging the results of an election that has yet to take place.  Such a course of action is "beyond the pale".  It's a threat to democracy.  And it is utterly and thoroughly unacceptable.  Except when Democrats do it.  It was the day after the election.  While the Democratic Party faithful waited in the rain in Nashville, William Daley strode out and announced, "Our campaign continues".  Al Gore had called George W. Bush to withdraw his concession.  "Are you saying what I think you're saying?" a baffled Bush asked.  "You don't have to be snippy about it," Gore retorted snippily.  Gore did eventually concede.  Though years later he would attempt to retract his concession a second time.  But his political movement never did concede.  It remained a widespread belief in left-wing circles that President Bush was illegitimately elected and that President Gore was the real winner.

DOJ Opts For Fewer Watchdogs At Polling Places.  The Department of Justice (DOJ) made the decision to severely limit the number of election observers to a handful of states, according to a New York Times report Monday [10/24/2016].  "I was a little surprised by the Justice Department's decision, to be honest," Derek T. Muller, law professor at Pepperdine University, told the New York Times.  Since the Voting Rights Act of 1965 created the program, the DOJ collectively sent 32,000 electoral observers to selected communities.

Texas could destroy the United States.  The state department is conceding things in negotiations with other countries to influence the outcome of the presidential election.  Thousands of illegal voter registrations have occurred in places like Indiana and Virginia.  There are millions of dead people on voter rolls and registered in multiple states — and voter fraud is relatively easy to detect.  Electoral fraud — the fraud that takes place during the counting process — is even more difficult for those on the outside to trace and definitively track.  With wildly divergent polls providing cover, an professional media backing Hillary more overwhelmingly than self-identified Democrats are, and a bipartisan political apparatus that demands Trump lose, even the discovery of blatant irregularities and outright fraud won't reverse a Hillary win if it occurs.

Cook County ballot box tries to cast GOP votes for Democrats.  Early Voting in Illinois got off to its typical start Monday [10/17/2016], as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats.  Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library.  "I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent," Moynihan said.  "You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat."

Why Trump's Rigged Election Claims May Not Be Far-Fetched.  For weeks, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has warned that this presidential election may be rigged, and he has good reason to be concerned.  Vote fraud tactics were revealed this week in an undercover video directed by investigative journalist James O'Keefe of Project Veritas.  His team has already exposed Democrat efforts to incite violence at Donald Trump rallies.  In part two of their video, the former deputy national director of People for the American Way explained how Democratic operatives organize people to cross state lines and cast their votes.

Trump or No Trump, Elections Have Been Stolen.  If Donald Trump loses the presidential race, I hope that he will concede and move on.  That's what democracy demands.  But the current histrionics over his insistence that the process is rigged against him are overblown.  We've been here before, and the republic has survived.  In fact, we have been there recently.  I have friends who to this day insist that Al Gore actually won the 2000 presidential election.  In truth, for as long as there have been elections, there have been fears that somebody would steal them.

Why Should Trump Accept the Election Results?  The headline on the October 20 edition of the Washington Post blared, "Trump won't vow to honor results," referring to the election that the Post devoutly hopes will go to his opponent, the corrupt and criminal Hillary Clinton.  The Post's exaggerated headline is only symptomatic of the hyperventilating on both sides of the aisle over Trump's refusal to commit to personally accepting a negative election result.  The fact is, Trump's position is both quite logical and constitutionally inconsequential.

A Vote For Hillary Is A Vote For Felony.  The Veritas exposes' thus far have been very bad.  But let's take a look at just one of the things we discovered — Bob Creamer, who "resigned" after being "outed" in a video discussing wide-scale voter fraud — literally obtaining credentials for non-eligible people and then getting them to the polls to intentionally defraud the election process by casting votes en-masse.

Second Scalp:  James O'Keefe Video Forces Another Democratic Operative to Resign.  Robert Creamer, a central subject of two recent James O'Keefe exposés broken this Monday and Tuesday, has resigned "from his responsibilities working with the campaign."

Conservative activist James O'Keefe exposes possible Democratic foul play in video.  After O'Keefe released the video this week, two Democratic operatives stopped working on the presidential race and both the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton's campaign denounced the tactics described in the footage.

Five Times Obama as a Presidential Hopeful Questioned the Validity of the Election Process.  President Barack Obama accuses Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of "whining," after his repeated statements on the upcoming presidential election being "rigged." [...] However, as a presidential candidate Obama expressed concerns about the validity of U.S. elections.  On numerous occasions before being sworn in as commander-in-chief, Obama decried flaws in the American election system, which included voter ID laws, rhetoric from Bush administration Justice Department officials and the agency's traditional handling of voter fraud investigations.

Cruz calls for criminal probe into visits by 'voter fraud operative' to Obama White House.  Sen. Ted Cruz called for a "serious criminal investigation" into multiple visits to the White House by Democratic consultant Robert Creamer after undercover videos showed he was involved in hiring protesters to disrupt Donald Trump events.  "Voter fraud operative: 45 meetings w/ Obama — this merits a serious criminal investigation (not a James Comey 'friends and family' cover-up)," the Texas Republican tweeted Wednesday, referring to Mr. Comey, FBI director.  Mr. Cruz's comment came after the Daily Caller reported that White that Mr. Creamer has paid 342 visits to the White House, including 47 with Mr. Obama, since 2009.

Soros-Connected Company Provides Voting Machines In 16 States.  Smartmatic, a U.K.-based voting technology company with deep ties to George Soros, has provided voting technology in 16 states including battleground zones like Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Virginia.  Other jurisdictions affected are California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin.  Its website includes a flow-chart that describes how the company has contributed to elections in the U.S. from 2006-2015 with "57,000 voting and counting machines deployed" and "35 million voters assisted."

Indiana election official clarifies voter registration fraud investigation.  Indiana's secretary of state clarified the voter registration fraud investigation on Wednesday, acknowledging that the thousands of flagged registration records could just be residents trying to correct names or birth dates adding that the changes could be legitimate.  Republican Secretary of State Connie Lawson said she wanted to ensure that there was no widespread fraud in the election cycle.

Podesta:  All You Need is a Driver's License to Vote.  A discussion between Hillary Clinton's campaign advisers about voter registration laws led to a remarkable quip made by John Podesta, Clinton's campaign chairman.  "On the picture ID, the one thing I have thought of in that space is that if you show up on Election Day with a driver's license with a picture, attest that you are a citizen, you have a right to vote in federal elections," said Podesta.  The email was made public on Wednesday by WikiLeaks.  Podesta's Gmail was hacked and 50,000 emails sent to WikiLeaks, which has steadily been releasing the emails every day since Oct. 7.

Poll: Voters Have Concerns Over Election Security.  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 system.  The Economist/YouGov poll was conducted amid Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's recent claims that the November election is "rigged."  Seventy-two percent of respondents said they were very or somewhat concerned about the security of the electoral system while just 21 percent were either not very concerned or not concerned at all.  The survey found that two out of five respondents (42 percent) said they believed that Russia was attempting to influence the U.S. presidential election.

8 Times Liberals Claimed An Election Was Stolen Or Rigged.  [#5] Politico's Ben Wofford:  In August, Wofford wrote a piece explaining how the election could be hacked in seven minutes.  The piece focuses on a professor who bought an $82 voting machine and hacked with it so he could manipulate results.  "In American politics, an onlooker might observe that hacking an election has been less of a threat than a tradition," he writes, citing [Democrat] Huey Long's infamous rigging in 1932, and the 1948 "Lyndon Landslide" during which [Democrat] Lyndon B. Johnson "mysteriously overcame a 20,000 vote deficit in his first Senate race."

Ted Cruz Demands Investigation After Obama Met With Man Who Admitted He Rigged Elections.  President Barack Obama has had a total of 45 meetings with a man named Robert Creamer.  For those who don't know who Creamer is, he has a very rich history of voter fraud as well as bank fraud. [...] Knowing this man's history, what business does Obama have with him, let alone that needs to be discussed over 45 meetings?  Ted Cruz wants to know this as well, which is why he called for a criminal investigation into the matter and managed to get a shot at Hillary in, to my amusement.

Pennsylvania Sends Thousands Of Illegal Immigrants And Non-Citizens Voter Registration Cards.  One of the country's biggest battleground states is in trouble after inviting millions of its unregistered voters residents to sign up before the deadline, including many who are not eligible to vote.  According to LifeZette, Pennsylvania sent 2.5 million voter registration forms out to its registered drivers who had not yet registered to vote to implore them to sign up to cast their ballot in November.  Many of those who received the registration cards turned out to not be American citizens, and therefore, are ineligible to vote.

Flashback: Hillary Didn't Accept The Results Of The 2000 Election.  With talk of a "rigged" system as a centerpiece of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, many have begun to ask whether or not he'll accept the election results on November 8th.  While some on the left are complaining that questioning the legitimacy of a presidential election is unprecedented, it wasn't long ago that many of them were doing just that — including Hillary Clinton herself!  In October of 2002, during a heated midterm election, then-New York Senator Hillary Clinton declared that President George W. Bush had been "selected" and not "elected" in 2000.

GOP Judge Paves Road For Thousands Of Potential Non-Citizens Voting In Kansas.  Despite news percolating throughout the country about non-citizens registering to vote under loose Motor-Voter practices, the courts are refusing to allow states to verify citizenship as a condition for registering to vote.  Yesterday, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court's injunction against a Kansas law requiring those registering with federal Motor-Voter forms to show proof of citizenship.  The original injunction forced the state to register 20,000 individuals who failed to show proof of citizenship.  Now, that number could rise to 50,000.

Almost half believe there will be widespread voter fraud.  Voters think that whoever loses the 2016 election needs to accept the result, a poll showed Friday [10/21/2016] — even though almost half of those surveyed think that there will be widespread fraud at the polls.  Sixty-eight per cent believe that the candidate who does not win must step aside, the Politico/Morning Consult poll showed.

Chris Wallace's rigged question about a rigged election.  [Scroll down]  Hillary Clinton insulted Trump's answer to Wallace's rigged question, saying, "This is how democracy works!"  But it's not how it worked in 2000, when Democrat presidential candidate Al Gore refused to accept his loss and wanted those "hanging chads" counted again and again and again until the election would have swung in his favor, once there were enough hanging chads on the floor.  It's not how it worked when Hillary Clinton claimed that George W. Bush was "selected, not elected" in 2002, or when John Kerry stated that the 2004 election, which he lost handily to Bush, was "rigged."  Asking Trump if he would accept the results of a "rigged election" before the election is even held reminds me of the time Nancy Pelosi told Americans that they would have to pass Obamacare to see what was in it.

Here's What Voter Fraud Looks Like In 23 States.  The Brennan Center for Justice says that voter fraud is "myth" and the Washington Post maintains that voter fraud isn't a problem.  As the debate rages, here are examples of voter fraud in 23 different states.

Hillary Has Some Chutzpah Ripping Trump For Not 'Respecting' Fraudulent Vote.  In 1960, there were what voting analysts today like to call "massive irregularities" in the vote counts of mob-run Chicago, West Virginia and LBJ's Texas that favored one candidate:  John F. Kennedy.  Despite feeling he had been cheated of the presidency, Richard M. Nixon, a man who has been miscast as a misanthropic paranoid, refused to challenge the cheating out of concern for what it would do to the country.  The point is, U.S. elections have never been all that clean.  As the saying goes, it ain't beanbag.  But the loser has usually conceded in the end.  That Hillary would now denounce Trump for suggesting he might not respect the results is a joke.  It shows her utter shamelessness.  In Wednesday night's debate, she made out like she was Joan of Arc on the debate stage, a defender of "free and fair" elections and the idea that once done, an election is over — finished.  But we all know what happened in 2000.

Rigging Elections.  Democrats and their auxiliaries in the media routinely boast of their dream of turning America into a one-party state through changing who gets to vote in American elections.  Strikingly, this vast conspiracy to dilute the sovereignty of American voters by inviting in ringers from abroad is not covered up, nor even excused as aggressive-but-legal political hardball.  Instead, the dilution of the voting power of American citizens is praised lavishly as representing the highest value of "who we are as Americans."

Gore, Trump and liberal hypocrisy.  The media is beside itself that Wednesday night [10/19/2016], in the final presidential debate, Donald Trump said he would wait until the election actually occurs to judge whether or not it was carried out fairly.  Apparently, some people think that when a Republican says he will watch closely to make there's no corruption of the vote, he is a "threat to democracy" and even a "domestic insurrectionist."  While on the other hand, they think that when a Democrat sends thousands of lawyers and observers to every polling place in the country to monitor voting and watch for irregularities — as Hillary Clinton will undoubtedly do — they are heroic defenders of the American people.

Indiana Investigating Possible Voter Fraud After Thousands of Names Changed.  The Indiana State police are investigating after the Indiana Secretary of State discovered that thousands of dates of birth and names were changed on voter registrations.  This comes as Donald Trump has doubled down his rhetoric that the election is "rigged against" him.  "We ran a report in the Statewide Voter Registration System and found thousands of dates of births and first names were changed," said Secretary of State Connie Lawson in a press release.  "These records were changed on paper forms, at the BMV and online.  At this time, my office is not sure why these records were changed, but we have evaluated the Statewide Voter Registration System and have found no indication it has been compromised.  We believe this may be a case of voter fraud and have turned our findings over to the State Police, who are currently conducting an investigation into alleged voter fraud."

Rigged Election?  Democrat Operative Admits Massive Voter Fraud.  The second video in Project Veritas' "Rigging the Election" series was released Tuesday [10/18/2016], and, in the words of Project Veritas Action President James O'Keefe, it's "so damning, we'll have corporate media forced to cover this.  Even if they're dragged kicking and screaming."  In this video, a Democratic operative explains how they commit mass voter fraud.  [Video clip]

The Second Project Veritas Video:  Democrats Talking About How To Do Mass Voter Fraud.  Here's James O'Keefe's second Project Veritas video, about the Democrat's underhanded and behind-the-scenes efforts to rig the election.  Scott Foval has been fired because of the publicity and Bob Creamer has left the campaign, saying:  "Contrary to the outrageous claims of the notorious right wing blogger James O'Keefe, we have always adhered to the highest standards of transparency and legality in our work for the DNC."  Gets a little awkward when he's got you on film.  [Video clip]

Why Did Vote-Rigging Robert Creamer Visit The White House Over 200 Times During The Obama Admin.  Earlier today [10/19/2016] we wrote about a new Project Veritas undercover video that uncovered several democratic operatives openly discussing, in explicit detail, how to commit massive voter fraud.  One of the operatives was a person by the name of Robert Creamer who is a co-founder of a democratic consulting firm called Democracy Partners.  Within the video, an undercover journalist details a plan to register Hispanic voters illegally by having them work as contractors, to which Creamer can be heard offering support saying that "there are a couple of organizations that that's their big trick"

'How to Commit Voter Fraud on a Massive Scale': Part II of Project Veritas Investigation into Clinton Network.  In the preface to the second video, O'Keefe states that the first video "blew up on social media, but sources have told us that several large corporate media outlets are afraid to cover our discoveries for fear of future retribution from a Hillary Clinton administration.  Truth is dangerous especially when it challenges power."  This second investigation features an undercover Project Veritas reporter posing as a Democratic Party donor brainstorming an elaborate voter fraud scheme to fraudulently register people to vote in various states using the lax voter registration policies currently in place.

Clinton-Dem Dark Arts Operatives Explain How They're Rigging Our Elections.  Project Veritas' undercover journalists caught top Clintonite-Democrat operatives admitting step-by-step how they commit mass voter fraud — including by working with illegal alien activist "dreamers."  This video proves Donald Trump is one-hundred percent right when he says our elections are being "rigged."

No, voter fraud isn't a myth: 10 cases where it's all too real.  As Donald Trump takes on the Republican establishment, Democrats and the mainstream media, he's telling supporters they're fighting against a "rigged" system, rife with voter fraud and those eager to protect the status quo.  The left, predictably, says this type of talk is "dangerous" to the integrity of our electoral system, and then glibly asks for Mr. Trump to prove his voter fraud allegations.  This is where the left is wrong:  The argument isn't whether voter fraud is real, but how widespread it is.

Watch: Obama in 2008 Boasts to Ohioans 'It Helps' That Dems Are 'in Charge of' Voting Machines.  Earlier on Tuesday [10/18/2016], President Barack Obama accused Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of "whining" for his repeated statements on the upcoming presidential election being "rigged" at a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. [...] However, a rally at Kent State in Ohio in 2008, then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) had a much different response to a similar question.  After boasting that his Democratic Party were "in charge" of the voting machines, Obama admitted both sides had historically "monkeyed around with elections" to "tilt things in their direction."

NY Times Suddenly Very Concerned Over People Complaining About Vote Rigging.  [Scroll down]  Say, where was the NY Times when Democrats were going ape over the supposed theft of the 2000 election?  Liberals still say Bush stole the election.  They, somewhat quieter, say Bush stole the 2004 election by rigging Ohio.  Where was the NY Times EB when Democrats, including elected ones, were saying that Bush would cancel the 2004 and 2008 elections over some sort of manufactured incident.  Where was the NY Times pre-elections when Democrats were complaining about the elections being rigged via Diebold voting machines and other things?

Undetectable election hacking?  The upcoming U.S. presidential election can be rigged and sabotaged, and we might never even know it happened.  This Election Day voters in 10 states, or parts of them, will use touch-screen voting machines with no paper backup of an individual's vote; some will have rewritable flash memory.  If malware is inserted into these machines that's smart enough to rewrite itself, votes can be erased or assigned to another candidate with little possibility of figuring out the actual vote.

Commentary on the article immediately above:
Re:  Undetectable election hacking?  "Despite all the potential risks ahead, Eckhardt says, 'People should vote.  The only way that your vote for sure doesn't get counted is you don't cast it.'"  In reality there are at least three other ways that your vote for sure doesn't get counted:
      [#1] The Electoral College vote does not follow the popular vote, as happened in 1876 and 1888, or if, as in 1824, neither candidate gets an Electoral College majority and the House of Representatives elects the President.
      [#2] The Supreme Court steps in as it did in Bush v.  Gore 2000 and stops the vote count.
      [#3] One candidate concedes before all the votes have been counted, as then Presidential candidate John Kerry did in 2004.

Voter fraud investigation opened in Texas county.  Allegations of voter fraud in the Texas county of Tarrant highlight the nationwide problems with mail-in and absentee ballots.  There is no voter ID law that covers these paper ballots, meaning that the practice of "vote harvesting" is in play.  Essentially, vote harvesters can send in any number of ballots using other registered voters' names and addresses.  Investigators in Tarrant county are looking into this practice and trying to determine if it is a widespread problem.

State investigating allegations of voter fraud in Tarrant [County].  The complaints focus on mail-in ballots, which allow people to vote from their homes without any ID or verification of identity.  Supporters have long said mail-in balloting is crucial for overseas residents, the military and senior citizens.  Critics maintain that such voting is ripe for abuse and raises concerns about "vote harvesting," in which people could fill out and return other people's ballots.

Obama tells Trump to 'stop whining' about rigged election.  President Obama admonished Donald Trump Tuesday to "stop whining" about a rigged election system, calling the Republican nominee's claim "unprecedented" and false. [...] And the president said voter fraud in the U.S. is virtually nonexistent.

Giuliani: 'Dead people generally vote for Democrats.  Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that Democrats are more likely to promote voter fraud than Republicans, citing elections in the cities of Chicago and Philadelphia as examples.  "I've found very few situations where Republicans cheat," Giuliani said on CNN's "State of the Union."  "They don't control the inner cities the way Democrats do.  Maybe if Republicans controlled the inner cities, they'd do as much cheating as Democrats."  Asked about comments from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump calling for supporters to monitor polls and complaining the election system could be rigged against his campaign, Guiliani argued that the media are biased toward Democrat Hillary Clinton and also insisted that voter fraud is still rampant in America's cities, run largely by Democrats.

Ben Carson says 'integrity' of voting system should be looked at.  Former Republican presidential candidate and current Trump adviser Dr. Ben Carson said Monday on "The Kelly File" that the nation's voting system's should be looked at amid allegations of potential fraud, while hitting the media for coverage over WikiLeaks revelations.  "We should be looking at the integrity of our voting system," Carson told Megyn Kelly, over reports of possible fraud in cities such as Philadelphia in 2012 where some precincts reported no votes cast for Republican Mitt Romney.  "Those are easy things that can be rectified," he added.

Wikileaks: John Podesta Believed 'Obama Forces' Committed Voter Fraud.  Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta received intelligence that President Barack Obama was the beneficiary of voter fraud in his primary run against Clinton, according to Wikileaks' dump of Podesta's emails.  Podesta warned Clinton campaign officials in a May 2015 email that the "Obama forces" likely committed voter fraud.  Those same "Obama forces," of course, are now in Clinton's camp, with Obama endorsing Clinton in the 2016 race.

Emails: Clinton Allies 'Believe The Obama Forces' Committed Voter Fraud In '08.  Two attorneys with close ties to the Clinton family believe then-Sen. Barack Obama's 2008 campaign "flooded" the caucuses with "ineligible voters," according to leaked emails.  Emails hacked from Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta cites two attorneys and "old friends of the Clintons," James Lyons and Michael Driver, tasked with "caucus protection, election protection and to raise hard $" for the 2016 Colorado caucus.  Apparently, Lyons and Driver didn't want a repeat of 2008 when, they believe, the Obama campaign "flooded the caucuses with ineligible voters," according to the email chain released by WikiLeaks.  It's unclear if they are only talking about the Colorado caucus or those in other states.

Hidden Camera Busts Clinton Campaign Approving Destruction Of GOP Voter Registration Forms!  A new Project Veritas video captures Hillary campaign workers implying that it's okay to destroy Republican VR (voter registration) forms, and even promising not to report the undercover journalist who claimed that he destroyed several pro-Trump ballots.  Hidden cameras caught Democratic campaign workers endorsing the destruction of GOP ballots on two different occasions, as well as telling one of the undercover journalists that he wasn't to allow Republicans to sign up to vote by mail because "it's like, really super easy."  [Video clip]

Voter Fraud Is Real. Here's The Proof.  This week, liberals have been repeating their frequent claim that voter fraud doesn't exist.  A recent Salon article argues that "voter fraud just isn't a problem in Pennsylvania," despite evidence to the contrary.  Another article argues that voter fraud is entirely in the imagination of those who use voter ID laws to deny minorities the right to vote.  Yet as the election approaches, more and more cases of voter fraud are beginning to surface.  In Colorado, multiple instances were found of dead people attempting to vote.  Stunningly, "a woman named Sara Sosa who died in 2009 cast ballots in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013."  In Virginia, it was found that nearly 20 voter applications were turned in under the names of dead people.

Voters Don't Trust Feds To Protect Election System From Hackers.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has confirmed hacking attempts on election systems in more than 20 states and has offered to provide states free testing of their systems before Election Day.  While most voters are concerned about their state's election system being hacked, they think state and local officials will do a better job protecting their vote than the feds will.

Pentagon joins Homeland, FBI in eyeing oversight, control of elections.  Concerns about Russian hacking into the November 8 election have now reached the Pentagon where the military's top cyber official has outlined a plan to help the FBI and Department of Homeland Security to track an election altering attack.  What's more, Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, has added his voice to that of Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson who is considering whether the election system is critical infrastructure, like the power grid and financial sector, and subject to federal oversight.

Largest Voter Fraud Investigation in Texas History Underway in Tarrant County.  Last month, Texas Scorecard reported that Tarrant County Elections administrator Frank Phillips disclosed the AG's office had launched a criminal investigation into voting abnormalities inside Tarrant County.  The investigation was the result of a complaint filed by Aaron Harris, of Direct Action Texas, an organization that also uncovered significant errors in Hill County's primary election results.  Today [10/6/2016], Harris confirmed that AG investigators have been spotted on the ground in Tarrant County interviewing witnesses.  In a statement released online, Harris claimed the investigation is into a vote harvesting scheme involving as many as 20,000 ballots.

Will Anyone Ever Do Anything About Voter Fraud?  James O'Keefe recently busted a New York City election commissioner admitting that voter fraud happens there all the time... and to such an extent that it makes even him sick, and he's a Democrat.  Republicans are terrified of talking about voter fraud because Democrats call them racist when they do.  That's because Democrats like to say that black people are too stupid to get IDs and that's why IDs can't be asked for at polling places.  Because that's not racist or anything, Democrats saying that black people are too dumb to get state-issued IDs to verify who [...] they actually are.  Every election, Democrats cry that voter fraud is a myth but that's not true.

Democrat Official Caught Outlining VOTER FRAUD Plans in Leaked Video.  There have been allegations of voter fraud in every major presidential election, but there typically isn't much proof.  But now, suddenly, there is.  Project Veritas has just released a video introducing the world to Alan Schulkin, the Democratic Election Commissioner for Manhattan.  In it, he talks about how Mayor de Blasio gave out ID cards to anyone who asked for them, without vetting the person to make sure they were who they claimed to be.  [Video clip]

James O'Keefe releases video of election official admitting systemic Dem voter fraud!.  Project Veritas from James O'Keefe just dropped a pretty incredible video.  In it the Commissioner of the Board of Elections for New York City admits that Democrats are bussing people from polling station to polling station in order to bend the election results to their will.

Hidden Cam Leaked, Democrat Official Describes MASSIVE Voter Fraud Plans!  He's the Democratic Election Commissioner for Manhattan.  Nope, that wasn't a misprint, did you notice the word "democrat?"  Ok, good.  After all, isn't it Democrats who tell us that none of this happens?  And if you dare say it does, well then, you're a racist.

Will illegal foreign voters steal the election?  Former Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler identified nearly 5,000 noncitizens in Colorado who voted in the 2010 general election.  Gessler's office uncovered upwards of 12,000 noncitizens registered to vote.  Liberal groups who oppose stronger election system protections attacked him for trying to verify citizenship status — because God forbid public officials sworn to uphold the rule of law actually do anything to enhance the integrity of our election system!  Compounding the problem:  The militant immigration expansionist group Mi Familia Vota, connected with the Service Employees International Union, has ramped up its efforts in swing states to facilitate naturalization and registration of Latino voters who will promote the open-borders agenda at the polls.

Federal Judge Meddles In Florida Voter Registration Deadline.  Once again it is prudent to remind everyone to ignore media polls.  Instead, focus on what the desperate Clinton campaign is doing, not what the media are trying to portray.  Clinton's legal team appealed to a federal court to extend the Florida voter registration deadline — which is tomorrow, Tuesday [10/11/2016], at 5:00pm.  Currently, it appears the judge has granted a 24 hour extension through Wednesday.

Study: Non-Citizens Voting In Virginia By The Hundreds.  A study conducted by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) showed that in the key swing state of Virginia voter registration rolls have been tainted with the presence of at least 1000 non-citizens.  The PILF study, which former DOJ Attorney J. Christian Adams assisted on, used an eight county sample from the Commonwealth, which did not include the large population centers of Arlington and Fairfax Counties.  There [are] 133 counties in Virginia.

Indiana State Police expand vote fraud probe to 57 counties.  Indiana State Police say they've expanded their investigation of possible voter registration fraud to 57 of the state's 92 counties.  Spokesman Capt. Dave Bursten announced the expansion Thursday [10/6/2016] from the nine counties in the investigation two days earlier.  He provided no details on the reason for the expansion.  The expansion includes Marion County, where Indianapolis is located.

Why Clinton and Democrats Are So Keen on Early Voting.  Despite claims by Democrats about the importance of informed voters, the party seems to be making a concerted and very expensive effort to get people to vote as early as the various states' laws allow them.  Are there "fear factors" that are prompting the party to pour resources — more than they ever have done before — to get people to vote?  Perhaps Democrats fear that the ObamaCare apocalypse that is upon them will be the October surprise that can swing elections.  Two recent Wall Street Journal columns highlight the danger if and when voters discover and feel the pain of vast premium increases and loss of coverage that is rippling across America.

Dems already hinting at lawsuit after Florida governor says he won't extend voter registration for massive storm.  Florida Governor Rick Scott's decision not to extend voting registration in his state despite the monster hurricane bearing down isn't going to be the last word, as Democrats already hint there will be a lawsuit.  Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, Robby Mook, made the appeal for an extension in a press call with reporters Thursday [10/6/2016], as millions of Floridians faced evacuation as Hurricane Matthew made its way up the coast.  Scott immediately swatted down the idea.  'Everybody has had a lot of time to register,' Scott said Thursday night.

The Editor says...
Hurricane season doesn't end until November.  And even if a post-season tropical storm hits Florida (or an earthquake hits Caifornia) on Election Day, that's not an excuse to hold another election, extend Election Day, or cancel the whole thing because of "unfairness."

How Can States Protect Their Election Systems?  Anonymous law-enforcement sources are telling the media that up to 10 states have had their voter registration databases "probed or breached" by hackers — most likely Russians, according to cybersecurity experts.  But there is no indication that any voter information in those databases was altered or deleted, or that we are facing a realistic threat that the outcome of the November election will be changed by cyber criminals.  Is this yet another leak intended to push state election officials into involving the Feds in their administration of local elections?

Probe looks at how dead Virginians came to be registered to vote.  Harrisonburg Police Lt. Roger Knott said Wednesday that investigators are looking for irregularities in registration forms connected to a group called HarrisonburgVOTES.  Knott said the investigation, which began in August, is focused on possible instances of forgery, identity theft and voter fraud.  He said police have identified a "sole suspect," but he declined to name the person.  No charges have been filed.  Knott said police have teamed with the FBI on the investigation and hope to conclude it soon.

The Non-Citizen Vote Fraud Disaster.  Several weeks after a court ordered Ohio to stop cleaning its voter rolls from dead voters, likely raising the specter of voter fraud in the key battleground state, a new report reveals how Virginia and Pennsylvania — two other critical states — have seen hundreds of cases of non-citizens voting.  That raises the question:  Is the foundation of our democratic republic and national sovereignty no longer secure?  Earlier this week, the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), headed by former Justice Department Attorney J. Christian Adams, released a pair of [...] reports showing how the voting rolls in parts of Virginia and Pennsylvania are compromised with ineligible voters and that some of those voters have actually cast ballots in recent elections.  What is more disquieting about this analysis is that it covered only a handful of counties via public record requests made through the National Voter Registration Act.  Thanks to stonewalling from local election officials, a story Conservative Review first broke, PILF could not obtain comprehensive data on these two battleground states, which makes it all the more likely the number of registered voters who are non-citizens or otherwise ineligible to vote is much higher.

Trump: Obama letting illegal immigrants tip the election.  Federal officials have instructed border patrol agents not to deport illegal immigrants so they can remain in the country and vote in November, Donald Trump alleged during a roundtable Friday morning [10/7/2016].  "They're letting people pour into this country so they can go and vote," said the Republican presidential nominee while meeting with members of the National Border Patrol Council inside Trump Tower.  His remark came during a conversation with Art Del Cueto, national vice president of NBPC, which represents more than 18,000 border patrol agents and personnel.

"Those who pretend that fraud doesn't exist are a threat to the integrity of our elections."
When Election Officials Ignore Voter Fraud, We Need More Oversight.  Opponents of measures to improve ballot integrity like to deny that voter fraud exists.  "Voter fraud is very rare, [and] voter impersonation is nearly non-existent," asserts a statement by NYU law school's Brennan Center entitled "The Myth of Voter Fraud."  That claim, so common on the left, is based on an assumption that election officials are on the lookout for fraud and mistakes.  But incidents in states from Virginia to Pennsylvania to New York show that too many election officials are ignoring or even covering up the systemic problems brought to their attention.  One way not to find something is simply not to look.

Feds, state officials look into Kankakee voter fraud allegations.  The flurry of voter fraud and intimidation allegations and counter allegations swirling through Kankakee County has caught the attention of state and federal officials.  A day after Kankakee officials announced an investigation into voter fraud, including allegations that "individuals from Chicago" were offering gifts in exchange for votes, the top federal attorney for central Illinois and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan paid the city a visit.  Illinois Attorney General's office spokeswoman Maura Possley said her office is "actively monitoring" the situation.

Trump seeking volunteer observers to prevent Clinton from "rigging" election.  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Thursday called for volunteers to be his own election observers to prevent his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, from "rigging" the Nov. 8 election.  "Help Me Stop Crooked Hillary From Rigging This Election!" says the candidate in what appears to be a new page on his official Web site.  "Please fill out this form to receive more information about becoming a volunteer Trump Election Observer."

Illegal Voters Uncovered in Philly Are 'Tip of the Iceberg'.  At least 86 non-citizens have been registered voters in Philadelphia since 2013, and almost half — 40 — even voted in at least one recent election, according to a legal group that sued to get voter registration records.  Joseph Vanderhulst, an attorney with the Public Interest Legal Foundation, noted Philadelphia knows about those 86 illegal voters only because officials received specific requests — in almost every case from the voters themselves — to remove the names from the rolls.  He said there is no way to know how many non-citizens might be registered to vote in Philadelphia, let alone in the rest of politically crucial Pennsylvania.

Global Bureaucrats Invited By Obama To Inspect US Elections.  Hundreds of foreigners are expected to enter America within the next month in order to observe the American electoral process.  The United States sends representatives to other nations with dubious democratic processes to survey the voting systems and look for fraudulent practices.  But now it seems that America is the one being inspected and scrutinized.  With the help of President Barack Obama, the Organization of American States (OAS) will send roughly 30 to 40 spectators to polling locations across the country for the first time ever, according to The Washington Post.  The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has been consigning a small contingent of bystanders to U.S. elections since 2002, but this time it plans to send extra reinforcements.

DHS: Half of U.S. States Seeking Federal Help to Stop Election Hackers.  Half of the states in the country have sought help from the Obama administration in efforts to stop potential election hackers, Politico reports.  According to an official from the Department of Homeland Security, 25 states have reached out for federal aid, and DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said he hopes more will seek assistance.  A DHS official reportedly confirmed last week that hackers were detected trying to get into state voter registration systems in more than 20 states

Denver CBS Station Finds Dead People Voted Repeatedly in Colorado.  Voter fraud has been making the news again — at least locally — in Colorado.  The Washington Times noted Brian Maass of Denver's CBS affiliate KCNC-TV recently revealed numerous instances where dead voters were "voting" in Colorado — such as a dead World War II veteran named John Grosso voted in a 2006 primary election, a woman who died in 2009 who cast ballots in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, and her husband who died in 2008, but somehow voted the year after.  Maass reported:  "This is the kind of thing you hear rumored, joked about in Chicago, that kind of thing.  Tonight, that changes.  We did find voter fraud in Colorado that essentially waters down your vote."  Why can't CBS in New York City locate this story?  They can find Colorado for stories on gun control or marijuana legalization.

Philadelphia keeps felons, illegal immigrants and other ineligibles on voter rolls.  We don't need to wait until November to wonder if illegal voters will be casting ballots, thanks to a 2016 Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) report on the city of Philadelphia we already know that this will be happening and has been happening.  The report shows that not only are illegal immigrants casting ballots but thousands of felons remain on voter rolls as well, even though they are ineligible to vote.  Usually getting into the voter system via motor voter, in many cases legal and illegal immigrants would check the box indicating that they were not citizens, yet continued to fill out the registration form and their registration was processed.  In other cases, illegal immigrants would simply check "yes" to their citizenship status and with no other question of citizenship their form would be processed.  Registered illegal voters are also not removed from voter rolls unless they request their removal.  The immigrant is expected to contact local government offices of their illicit status and request a removal, often after years of illegal voting.

Voter fraud is real, and it's happening now.  When most of us think of voter fraud, we consider specific instances of individuals gaming the system.  Voter fraud, however, is a broad, encompassing event, as Matthew Vadum notes at American Thinker:  "[E]lection fraud, and electoral fraud, refers to the specific offenses of fraudulent voting, impersonation, perjury, voter registration fraud, forgery, counterfeiting, bribery, destroying already cast ballots, and a multitude of crimes related to the electoral process."  For some reason, liberals and Democrats have not only ignored the issue, they've actively worked to dismiss the idea entirely.

State Police raid Indy office in growing voter fraud case.  Indiana State Police investigators on Tuesday searched a voter registration agency on Indianapolis' north side as they look into a voter fraud case that spans nine counties.  The investigation began in late August when police learned of the filing of fraudulent voter registration forms in Marion and Hendricks counties.  The investigation has expanded from Marion and Hendricks counties to include Allen, Delaware, Hamilton, Hancock, Johnson, Lake and Madison counties, according to a statement from State Police.

Will Illegal Foreign Voters Steal the Election?  Former Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler identified nearly 5,000 noncitizens in Colorado who voted in the 2010 general election.  Gessler's office uncovered upwards of 12,000 noncitizens registered to vote.  Liberal groups who oppose stronger election system protections attacked him for trying to verify citizenship status [...] Compounding the problem:  The militant immigration expansionist group Mi Familia Vota, connected with the Service Employees International Union, has ramped up its efforts in swing states to facilitate naturalization and registration of Latino voters who will promote the open-borders agenda at the polls.

Yes Virginia, Aliens Are Registered or Voting — and in Pennsylvania, by the Thousands.  [T]oday [10/3/2016] we learn that in the key swing state of Virginia, voter registration rolls have been polluted with an excess of a thousand aliens, and most certainly far more.  This detailed study by the Public Interest Legal Foundation, or PILF, (which I assisted on) documents more than one thousand aliens on the voter rolls.  It provides the government documents with the names.  Here's the most frightening part:  the sample is only eight Virginia counties and doesn't include the behemoths of Arlington and Fairfax Counties.

Bridgeport State Rep. Christina Ayala arrested on 19 voting fraud charges.  State Rep. Christina "Tita" Ayala, D-Bridgeport, was arrested Friday [9/30/2016] on 19 voting fraud charges.  Ayala, 31, is accused of voting in local and state elections in districts she did not live, the Chief State's Attorney's Office said in a press release.  The arrest warrant affidavit also alleges Ayala provided fabricated evidence to state Election Enforcement Commission investigators that showed she lived at an address in a district where she voted while actually living outside the district, according to the release.  Ayala, who represents the 128th District, was elected in 2012, replacing her cousin, Andres Ayala, who was elected to the state Senate.  She chose to run for reelection earlier this year, despite the voting fraud investigation, but lost a four-way primary in August.

Press Virtually Ignores Two-Week Old Story of 19 Dead People Registered to Vote in VA.  The left continues to insist that voter fraud is a myth, specifically that "voter fraud is very rare, voter impersonation is nearly non-existent," and that "most allegations of fraud turn out to be baseless."  Part of the support system for that insistence comes from the press, where reports of election fraud routinely get ignored or downplayed.  One particularly egregious example of this has to do with Democrat Andrew Spieles in Virginia.  A local paper reported on September 15 that Spieles has admitted to turning in voter registrations for 19 dead people in Virginia.  As far as I can tell, it took two weeks for anyone in the national press to give the story any attention — and no other national press outlet has.

More than 1,000 voted illegally in just 8 localities in Virginia.  More than 1,000 aliens and non-citizens voted in recent Virginia elections, according to a report published by the Virginia Voters Alliance.  That number represents figures from only 8 of 125 localities, so the problem is "exponentially worse."

Franklin Co.  Board of Elections launches investigation into 'fraudulent' ballots.  Officials from the Franklin County Board of Elections are investigating claims from a website that a nefarious plot to switch ballot boxes this November is afoot.  The article appears on a website called Christian Times Newspaper.  According to the article, an unnamed source says that a maintenance worker inspecting a warehouse found 12 sealed ballot boxes filled with thousands of votes for the upcoming general election.  The website on which the article appears asserts that the "likely goal was to slip the fake ballot boxes in with real ballot boxes."

US official:  Hackers targeted election systems of 20 states.  Federal officials and many cybersecurity experts have said it would be nearly impossible for hackers to alter an election's outcome because election systems are very decentralized and generally not connected to the internet.

FBI Launches Investigation Into 'Voter Fraud' In Key States.  I wrote earlier today [10/1/2016] on the young, aspiring Democratic [buffoon] in Virginia that registered 19 dead people to vote and got caught when a clerk recognized the name of a WWII vet who had recently passed.  I said the FBI might want to dig a bit deeper and it looks like they are doing just that.  I bet there are liberal politicos in Virginia sweating bullets right about now.  Good.  This proves beyond a shadow of a doubt how prevalent voter fraud is and why we need even stronger voter ID laws in place.  If one family member hadn't spoken up, we wouldn't even have this proof.  I hope the FBI tears Virginia apart looking for other instances of this... people should also step forward.

AP-NORC Poll:  Half of Trump backers don't trust vote count.  Only about one-third of Republicans say they have a great deal or quite a bit of confidence that votes on Election Day will be counted fairly, according to a poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

The election is being stolen right before our eyes.  Thanks to the efforts of Democrats, safeguards against vote fraud are being gutted. [...] So now not only is it prohibited to require identification to vote, but you're not allowed to require the voter to even claim citizenship, never mind using any tools to verify or purge voter rolls of non citizens.  The Democrats have made such an issue of Russia possibly influencing our elections, while actively working to corrupt the process right here at home.

Investigation launched after dead people are registered to vote in Harrisonburg.  Harrisonburg officials and the FBI are investigating allegations of voter registration fraud after officials say almost 20 voter applications were turned in under the names of dead people.  Harrisonburg Registrar Debbie Logan said Thursday [9/29/2016] that investigators have found from 18 to 20 potentially fraudulent registrations.  The Rockingham County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office confirmed Thursday that an investigation is underway, but offered no additional details on the case.

Virginia Democrat, James Madison University Student, Caught Registering Dead Voters.  A few days ago it was reported the non-citizen alien who killed five people in a Washington State mall was a frequent voter.  Last week a dead voter registration drive for Democrats was discovered in Colorado, this week it is Virginia.

What Could Go Wrong:  California Lets Felons In Jail Vote.  Forget about the fact that the great majority of felons vote Democrat; California Governor Jerry Brown had no political motivations at all when he signed AB 2466 on Wednesday [9/28/2016] allowing thousands of felons in California to vote.  Starting January 2017, convicted felons still in jail will be able to cast their vote.

Democrat Says Voter Fraud Doesn't Exist After 19 Dead People Register to Vote.  Yesterday [9/29/2016] we learned that non-citizen Cascade Mall shooter terrorist Arcan Cetin voted in 3 elections and now we find out that 19 dead people registered to vote in Virginia.  Despite this irrefutable evidence democrats insist that voter fraud is completely imaginary.  In fact one Virginia State Senator confronted with the fraud in his own state says flatly that voter fraud doesn't exist.

2.6 Million Americans Living Abroad Can Vote This Year; Overseas Vote Pivotal in Florida in 2000.  Over the coming weeks, state authorities across the nation will be responding to requests from hundreds of thousands of Americans living abroad for absentee ballots allowing them to have their say in November's election.  The deadline for requesting ballots varies depending on the state, but for most it falls between mid-October and early November.  The federal government estimates there are 5.7 million American citizens living abroad, of whom 2.6 million can vote in November.  How many will is anybody's guess, although the last couple of election cycles recorded very low turnouts from civilian Americans overseas.

Wash. mall shooting suspect voted in 3 elections without U.S. citizenship.  The man charged in Washington state's deadly mall shooting on Sept. 23 voted in three elections despite not having U.S. citizenship.  Arcan Cetin of Oak Harbor is charged with five counts of first-degree premeditated murder in relation to last week's shooting that killed five.  The green card holder, who moved to the U.S. from Turkey when he was 7, may now face additional charges related to voter fraud.  State records show that Mr. Cetin registered to vote when he turned 18 and then voted in three elections, including the 2016 presidential primary.  Federal sources confirmed to a local NBC affiliate on Wednesday [9/28/2016] that he is not a U.S. citizen and is legally prohibited from voting.

He fought in World War II. He died in 2014. And he just registered to vote in Virginia.  The FBI and local police are investigating how at least 19 dead Virginians were recently re-registered to vote in this critical swing state.  One case came to light after relatives of a deceased man received a note congratulating him for registering, Rockingham County Commonwealth's Attorney Marsha Garst said Thursday [9/29/2016].  "His family members were very distraught," said Garst, who confirmed the existence of the FBI and police investigation but said she could provide few details because the case is ongoing.

Report: Up to 10 states have experienced election-related hacking.  As many as 10 state election databases have been hacked, not only the two previously reported in Illinois and Arizona, according to a report by CBS News.  The hacks come as officials in the Justice Department and Homeland Security warn state and local officials of the threat posed by hackers seeking access to the nation's election database.

California governor signs bill allowing felons to vote from their jail cells.  Convicted felons serving jail sentences in California county jails will now get to participate in an activity besides three meals a day and recreation time:  voting in elections.  Governor Jerry Brown signed new legislation into effect as part of a reform backers say will help prisoners transition back into society while still serving time for their crimes.  The bill he signed would let thousands of felons doing time in county jails to vote in California elections, the LA Times reported.

Hillary's Hacking Problem is About to Explode.  The White House knows Russia is meddling with our election.  They went so far as to ask two top congressional intelligence officials to keep quiet about Russian plans to mess with the US presidential election.  In a statement released last Friday [9/23/2016], two senior Democratic lawmakers formally accused Russia of attempting to influence the US election.  Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Adam Schiff, the vice-chairmen of the Senate and House Intelligence Committees, accused the Kremlin of "making a serious and concerted effort to influence the U.S. election."  It was the first official, on-record confirmation from US government officials that the Kremlin is actively working to undermine public confidence in the country's election system.

Oh, Good:  Investigation in Colorado Finds Dead People Are Casting Ballots.  To quote the great show Scrubs, "Dead people should be dead." They also shouldn't be voting — and an investigation out in Colorado shows that quite a few dead people are doing just that.  A CBS4 investigation in several Colorado counties dug up some disturbing anecdotes of people "voting" several years after they died, and questions are being raised as to how dead voters are receiving ballots.

And now the dead are eagerly voting in Colorado.  Keep in mind that opponents of voter ID laws or any other form of electoral integrity measures have repeatedly assured us that voter fraud never happens.  We recently looked at the results of a survey which shows that roughly half of the country believes that voter fraud is real and takes place on at least a somewhat regular basis.  But even the authors of that poll were dumbfounded and prefaced their findings with all sorts of reminders about how there's simply no evidence to support that idea.  Tell that to the people of Colorado, who were the latest to learn that many of their dearly departed were still somehow participating in democracy with alarming regularity.

Appeals court:  Ohio voter purge illegal.  For 20 years, Ohio has purged its voter rolls of people who have not voted in the last several elections.  The usual reasons for why people don't vote is that they are dead, or have moved out of state. [...] The few genuine voters that are purged who simply haven't taken the time to vote but are still eligible may find it inconvenient that they need to register again (although it's become ridiculously easy to register these days).  But is that any reason to throw the whole process out and invite voter fraud?  The ACLU and liberal Democrats thinks it is.

Colorado voter fraud revealed:  Slew of ballots cast by the dead spark investigation.  A CBS affiliate's evidence of voter fraud in Colorado has sparked an immediate investigation by Secretary of State Wayne Williams.  Election sleuthing by Brian Maass of KCNC-TV in Denver exposed multiple instances in recent years where dead Coloradans were still voting.  A dead World War II veteran named John Grosso voted in a 2006 primary election, and a woman named Sara Sosa who died in 2009 cast ballots in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.  Mrs. Sosa's husband Miguel died in 2008, but a vote was cast in his name one year later.

Colorado Voter Fraud.  We're told voter fraud doesn't exist.  Colorado is an important swing state.  I have a tiny feeling the "myth" of voter fraud isnt such a fantasy inevery swing state.  I hope the Trump campaign will be aggressive in making sure the swing state elections are as fair as possible.  Keep in mind, stories like uncovering dead voting reveal just the tip of the iceberg.

Email shows federal immigration bosses in OT push to swear in new citizens 'due to election'.  An internal Obama administration email shows immigration officials may be literally working overtime to swear in as many new "citizen voters" as possible before the Nov. 8 presidential election, a powerful lawmaker charged Thursday [9/22/2016].  The email, from a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services field office chief and part of a chain of correspondence within the agency, urges the unnamed recipient to swear in as many citizens as possible "due to the election year." [...] Parts of the email were redacted before it was disclosed to FoxNews.com, but it was sent by the branch chief of the Houston Field Office District 17.  It was not clear to whom it was addressed.

Soros-Linked 'October Surprise That Will End Trump': The Campaign To Register 8 Million 'Global Citizens' To Vote.  A new campaign, touted as the "October surprise that will end Trump", is seeking to mobilise a "secret swing state" of more than 8 million mostly unregistered "global citizens" and "progressive" Americans living abroad to vote in the U.S. election.  The initiative was launched in London in the United Kingdom on Wednesday by 'Avaaz', a registered U.S. charity and one the world's largest and most powerful activist groups linked to globalist billionaire George Soros.  Campaigners toured from the University College London down to Parliament blasting Bruce Springsteen's 'Born in the USA' while chanting "Don't Vote Trump" from an open top bus.

California Could Let Felons Behind Bars Vote, Despite What the State Constitution Says.  California Gov. Jerry Brown is considering whether to sign a bill that would allow tens of thousands of incarcerated felons to vote, while continuing to deny the vote to others.  The Legislature sent a bill to Brown's desk that would restore voting rights to an estimated 50,000 convicted felons who are behind bars in county jails, but not to felons who are serving their sentence in prisons.

Changing who controls ICANN jeopardizes our presidential election.  Changing who controls the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) so close to our presidential election will jeopardize the results of how you vote on Nov. 8 unless Congress stops this changeover.  When the calendar hits Sept. 30, a mere 6 weeks before our election, the United States cannot be assured that if any web site is hacked, the responsible party will be held accountable.  We cannot be sure if a web site is a valid.  We cannot be sure if one country is being favored over another.  These are all the things ICANN is responsible for and has worked perfectly since the Internet was created.  Why change it now and so close to the election?

Election Fraud?  Get Ready for Martial Law.  This election is where faux news, conspiracy theories and fears are colliding like a Super Nova explosion.  Already, no less than the FBI, Homeland Security, and others are issuing clarion calls about possible cyber interference in the coming presidential and local elections.  A national coordination task force is in the making.  Fears of the "Russians are coming.  The Russians are coming" permeate usually sane media spaces.  Add to this the very real possibility (if the latest polls are to be believed) that the race is tightening — with Donald Trump ahead in the popular vote and Hillary Clinton leading in the Electoral College — and the ingredients for political chaos are complete.

Oops!  Instant citizenship — just in time for Election Day.
More Than 800 Immigrants Mistakenly Granted Citizenship.  The U.S. government has mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 858 immigrants from countries of concern to national security or with high rates of immigration fraud who had pending deportation orders, according to an internal Homeland Security audit released Monday [9/19/2016].

Potentially Ineligible Individuals Have Been Granted U.S. Citizenship Because of Incomplete Fingerprint Records.  USCIS granted U.S. citizenship to at least 858 individuals ordered deported or removed under another identity when, during the naturalization process, their digital fingerprint records were not available.  The digital records were not available because although USCIS procedures require checking applicants' fingerprints against both the Department of Homeland Security's and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) digital fingerprint repositories, neither contains all old fingerprint records.  Not all old records were included in the DHS repository when it was being developed.  Further, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has identified, about 148,000 older fingerprint records that have not been digitized of aliens with final deportation orders or who are criminals or fugitives.  The FBI repository is also missing records because, in the past, not all records taken during immigration encounters were forwarded to the FBI.  As long as the older fingerprint records have not been digitized and included in the repositories, USCIS risks making naturalization decisions without complete information and, as a result, naturalizing additional individuals who may be ineligible for citizenship or who may be trying to obtain U.S. citizenship fraudulently.  As naturalized citizens, these individuals retain many of the rights and privileges of U.S. citizenship, including serving in law enforcement, obtaining a security clearance, and sponsoring other aliens' entry into the United States.

Nets Dismiss Over 800 Illegals Wrongly Granted Citizenship.  Following the two weekend terrorist attacks carried out by naturalized US citizens, the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general announced Monday [9/19/2016] that 800 individuals slipped through the cracks and were wrongly granted citizenship.  "In 858 of the cases, fingerprints for the individual, either at DHS or the FBI were not available because the agencies haven't fully digitized their inventories of older finger prints taken on paper," reported Fox News' Chief Washington Correspondent James Rosen.  And yet ABC and NBC failed to report it that evening, while CBS buried it in a Donald Trump report with no context.  The illegal immigrants in question managed to fool the federal government by using fake names and date of birth, and exploiting an out dated fingerprint system.

Obama "Mistakenly" Grants Citizenship For Nearly 1,000 Illegals Ready To Be Deported.  It's no secret that the Democrats want to import as many immigrants as humanly possible in the name of tolerance and equality.  What it's doing is making our country less safe, more "politically correct," and stripping us of our identity as a nation.  It looks like Obama and his inept and backward administration have done that again, but this time, they may have gone too far.  According to reports, over 800 illegal immigrants that were set for deportation were given citizenship because their fingerprints weren't in the government databases.

Report: 858 People Got US Citizenship When They Should Have Been Deported.  The digital records were not available because although USCIS procedures require checking applicants' fingerprints against both the Department of Homeland Security's and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) digital fingerprint repositories, neither contains all old fingerprint records.  Not all old records were included in the DHS repository when it was being developed.  Further, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has identified, about 148,000 older fingerprint records that have not been digitized of aliens with final deportation orders or who are criminals or fugitives.  The FBI repository is also missing records because, in the past, not all records taken during immigration encounters were forwarded to the FBI.

Supreme Court turns down Ohio Democrats' bid to restore 'golden week' of early voting.  The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday [9/13/2016] turned down a plea from Ohio Democrats who had sought to restore an extra week of early voting that was used by more than 80,000 people in their state to cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election.  Instead, the justices — without comment or dissents — let stand a decision by Ohio's Republican-controlled Legislature to eliminate the so-called golden week, which had permitted voters to register and cast a ballot in one trip to the county's election center.  Democrats had maintained that African American voters were most likely to take advantage of this early voting week, in part to avoid long lines at polling places in Cleveland and other cities.

Obama's judges help to set election rules for November.  President Obama has been unable to fill a seat on the Supreme Court for six months, but his lower court appointments could help swing the presidential election to his chosen successor.  Judges named by Obama to federal appellate and district courts overseeing North Carolina, Texas, Michigan and Wisconsin have in recent months voted to strike down restrictions on voting imposed by Republican legislatures.  In Michigan and North Carolina, his Supreme Court nominees helped block efforts to restore the restrictions for this fall's elections.

State Police investigating voter registration fraud.  The Indiana State Police are investigating what they say are fraudulent voter registration forms in Marion and Hendricks counties.  The forms are among more than 28,000 submitted to county registration offices by a little-known group called the Indiana Voter Registration Project.  "We have determined at least 10 voter registration forms are confirmed to have fraudulent information," said Dave Bursten, a State Police spokesman.  Bursten said a team of six detectives is working to determine whether other forms are also fraudulent.  The FBI has been briefed, he said.

Appeals court to decide whether states can ban selfies in voting booths.  An federal appeals court will consider whether the government can bar people from taking pictures of their ballots in voting booths.  The First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston will hear arguments Tuesday [9/13/2016] whether it is a violation of free expression or a way to prevent fraud.

A Candidate's Death Could Delay or Eliminate the Presidential Election.  The presidential election could be delayed or scrapped altogether if conspiracy theories become predictive and a candidate dies or drops out before Nov. 8.  The perhaps equally startling alternative, if there's enough time:  Small groups of people hand-picking a replacement pursuant to obscure party rules.  The scenarios have been seriously considered by few outside of the legal community and likely are too morbid for polite discussion in politically mixed company.  But prominent law professors have pondered the effects and possible ways to address a late-date vacancy.  "There's nothing in the Constitution which requires a popular election for the electors serving in the Electoral College," says John Nagle, a law professor at the University of Notre Dame, meaning the body that officially elects presidents could convene without the general public voting.

Double-voting — even triple-voting — found in US elections.  Once was apparently not enough for Pasco Parker.  Prosecutors say the 63-year-old Tennessee man voted in the 2012 presidential election, not once ... not twice ... but three times, in three different states.  "It's too easy to vote twice, it comes down to your honor," said Jay DeLancy, executive director of North Carolina volunteer voting watchdog group The Voting Integrity Project, which caught Parker.  DeLancy cited the case as an example of the kind of voter fraud that some have dismissed as overblown.  "It's a lot more widespread than what people think, because the general public thinks there is no voter fraud.  As proof they look at prosecutions, but we have learned how difficult it is to get prosecutions," he said.

Votes of Thousands Who Haven't Proven Citizenship Could 'Swing' Kansas Elections.  With the presidential election two months away, a Kansas law requiring voters to show proof of citizenship remains in legal limbo.  Late last month, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach asked a U.S. appeals court to reinstate a provision of a law requiring Kansans to prove their citizenship when registering to vote while obtaining driver's licenses.  Kobach, a conservative crusader in a movement in Republican-led states to toughen voting laws, wants the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a ruling by a federal judge in May.  The judge's decision temporarily restored voting rights to about 18,000 individuals who, as of the ruling, had registered to vote at motor vehicle offices without providing citizenship paperwork.

Paperless voting could fuel 'rigged' election claims.  Voters in four competitive states will cast ballots in November on electronic machines that leave no paper trail — a lapse that threatens to sow distrust about a presidential election in which supporters of both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have raised fears about hackers tampering with the outcome.  The most glaring potential trouble spots include Pennsylvania, where the vast majority of counties still use ATM-style touchscreen voting machines without the paper backups that critics around the country began demanding more than a decade ago.

Russia Isn't Trying To Elect Trump, It's Trying To Undermine America's Faith In Elections.  [Scroll down]  The important thing, from Russia's perspective, is that emails and information Clinton and the Democratic Party wanted to keep private were released to the world.  Some of those emails were embarrassing, and even led to the resignation of Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on the eve of her party's convention in July.  But that was not the purpose of releasing them, any more than Russia's broader influence operations are meant to deny Clinton the White House.  The operations serve a far greater goal:  to make democracy itself look bad, and to make American democracy in particular look like a sham.

U.S. Spends Another $10 Mil to Register New Immigrant Voters.  Months after the Obama administration spent $19 million to register new immigrant voters that will likely support Democrats in November, it's dedicating an additional $10 million in a final push as the presidential election approaches.  The money is distributed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Homeland Security agency that oversees lawful immigration, to organizations that help enhance pathways to naturalization by offering immigrants free citizenship instruction, English, U.S. history and civics courses.  Officially, they're known as "citizenship integration grants."

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Can those grants be rescinded, revoked and recovered when the immigrants are convicted of violent crimes?  Probably not.

Same-day voter registration at issue in Illinois lawsuit.  A federal lawsuit has raised questions about whether Illinois' new Election Day voter registration rules are constitutional, a situation that could complicate how polling sites are run this November.

Nationalizing U.S. Elections — Obama's Most Dangerous Idea?  Not content with taking over health care and virtually nationalizing the financial markets, the Obama administration has another in a long line of great ideas:  Let's put our election system under federal control, too.  It's a terrible idea for which there are vastly better alternatives.

How the media caused the 2000 Florida recount.  On November 7, 2000, during the final hour and a half of voting in Florida's most conservative region, the Panhandle, 13 national television journalists, representing all six major outlets, asserted a total of 39 times that the polls in that region closed an hour earlier than they really did.  Not once did anyone on ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News Channel, NBC, or MSNBC inform the audience that Florida has two time zones and two poll closing times.  They hammered away that there was only one poll-closing time throughout the entire state of Florida:  7 p.m.  Eastern.  The polls in the ten westernmost Panhandle counties — all heavily Republican — were actually open until 8 p.m.  Eastern.

WH May Designate Some State Voting Systems As 'Pieces of Critical Infrastructure'.  The Obama White House may designate certain state voting systems as "pieces of critical infrastructure," which would give federal technology experts "more of a role in assisting the administrators of those networks as they deter intrusions," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Monday [8/29/2016].  "That's something that's being discussed by senior members of the president's National Security team," Earnest added.

Homeland eyes special declaration to take charge of elections.  Even before the FBI identified new cyber attacks on two separate state election boards, the Department of Homeland Security began considering declaring the election a "critical infrastructure," giving it the same control over security it has over Wall Street and and the electric power grid.  The latest admissions of attacks could speed up that effort possibly including the upcoming presidential election, according to officials.  "We should carefully consider whether our election system, our election process, is critical infrastructure like the financial sector, like the power grid," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said.

Homeland Security to Take Over Elections.  The Washington Examiner reported that the Department of Homeland Security is considering taking control of elections by declaring them "critical infrastructure." [...] The federal government never wastes a good crisis to gain more power, and this is no exception.  Officials are already talking about speeding up the process in the wake of election cyber attacks:  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said, "We should carefully consider whether our election system, our election process, is critical infrastructure like the financial sector, like the power grid."

"Election Fraud Underway" — NBC Affiliate Posts "Election Results" For Florida Race That Hasn't Happened Yet.  Republican candidate for Florida House District 86, Laurel Bennett, was a bit shocked over the weekend when she discovered that a local West Palm Beach NBC affiliate, WPTV, reported that she had lost a race even though votes hadn't been cast yet.  Why do we need voters when it's far easier to just skip straight to the results?

ABC, CBS Blackout FBI Warning of Election System Hackings.  The fear of a cyber-attack on the American election system seemed close to being realized Monday [8/29/2016] with a dire warning from FBI.  "There's late word tonight that the FBI is warning state election officials to pay more attention to the security of their voting systems in response to recent hacking attacks that are just now coming to light," reported fill-in anchor Savannah Guthrie on NBC Nightly News.  NBC was the only network to share the FBI's warning, while ABC and CBS failed to mention it at all.

Another Soros puppet string revealed.  George Soros is a brilliant mastermind, the closest thing to a real-life Bond villain in human history.  He thinks strategically, targeting sources of leverage, and he wants to bring about structural change. [...] Soros runs rings around the Koch brothers and everyone else yet merits little attention from the media.  He drills down to state level and probably county levels when it comes to judges as well.  Also, he led the way with the Secretary of State Project that helped elect various secretaries of state — positions responsible for ensuring the integrity of voting practices and results — and can be manipulated, as was most probably the reason we have Al Franken as the senator from Minnesota.

FBI warns that foreign hackers are targeting US elections.  The FBI's Cyber Division has issued a warning that foreign hackers are targeting — and perhaps even penetrating — state election and voter registration systems in the US.  The alert comes in the wake of a Russian hacker gaining login access to Arizona election systems, the Wall Street Journal reported.  "[D]ue to what the FBI characterized as a credible threat to our voter registration system," some election systems were taken offline, a spokesman for the Arizona secretary of state told the Journal.

FBI Warns of Cyberattacks on State Election Boards.  The FBI is warning all states to tighten security measures related to their online election systems after hackers successfully infiltrated one state board of election and targeted another, ABC News has confirmed. [...] In late June, an "unknown actor scanned a state's Board of Election website for vulnerabilities" and, after identifying a security gap, exploited the vulnerability to conduct a "data exfiltration," the FBI said in its Aug. 18 "flash" bulletin.  Earlier this month, hackers used the same vulnerability in an "attempted intrusion activities into another state's Board of Election system," the FBI said.

FBI: Foreign hackers penetrated state election databases.  The FBI said there is evidence foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases, Yahoo News reported.  As a result, the FBI sent out a warning telling officials across the country to increase the security of their computer systems, according to Yahoo.  The warning included a "flash" alert from the FBI's Cyber Division.  The news service noted that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson held a conference call with state election officials earlier this month to discuss how to make their voting systems more secure.  Johnson said Homeland Security didn't know of "specific or credible cybersecurity threats" to the election at that time.

FBI Says Hackers Breached U.S. Election Systems.  The FBI is sending out a warning that two local state election boards were breached by foreign hackers.  This comes amid increasing concerns from Donald Trump supporters about the possibility of a "rigged" election.  Several news outlets are reporting that the hacking occurred in Arizona and Illinois.

Your personal information is not safe in Big Brother's hands.
Hackers accessed personal info from 200,000 Illinois voters.  Illinois election officials say private information from up to 200,000 registered voters was accessed by hackers during a breach in late June.  It's part of a breach under investigation by the FBI in both Arizona and Illinois.  In both cases, the hacks involved online voter registration data.

Trump not on Minnesota's ballot.  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was added to Minnesota's ballot on Thursday.  Ryan Furlong, a spokesman for Minnesota's secretary of State's office, said that Trump's filing is completed and the GOP ticket will appear on the office's website listing those on the ballot soon.  He noted that major party candidates have until Monday to file for ballot access.  Minutes after The Hill spoke to Furlong, Trump and running mate Mike Pence's names were on the secretary of State's website.

Watch: Hillary Voter Registration Fraud Caught on Camera.  A staffer for the democratic part was caught on camera in Las Vegas violating Nevada election law by publicly soliciting votes for Hillary Clinton.  The woman in the video is a PR staffer, and is seen holding a sign up with a picture of Donald Trump crossed out, beneath are the words "Stand up to Trump, Register to Vote!"

Foreign Election Observers in U.S. to Increase Tenfold From 2012.  When Americans went to the polls four years ago, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) deployed 44 observers, a quarter of whom came from countries deemed by a leading democracy watchdog to be "not free" or "partly free."  This year, the OSCE plans to send more than ten times that number — and some civil rights groups in the U.S. say even that won't be enough.  Following a "needs assessment" visit earlier this year, the OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) decided to send 100 long-term and 400 short-term observers to monitor the November 8 election.  The former will follow the electoral process across the nation while the latter will monitor Election Day itself.

Clinton worker caught committing voter fraud in Las Vegas.  Remember now, according to all Democrat sources there is no voter fraud.  [Video clip]

Voting rights restored again for 13K felons in Virginia.  A defiant Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that he again restored the voting rights of about 13,000 felons who served their time after his previous attempt was thwarted by Republican lawmakers and the state Supreme Court.

Va. governor restores voting rights of 13K felons.  Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced Monday [8/22/2016] that he restored the voting rights of 13,000 felons as he sought to move past a state Supreme Court order that delayed his initial plans.  "This is an issue I have been passionate about for many, many years.  I personally believe in the power of second chances and in the dignity and worth of every single human being," he said Monday [8/22/2016] in Richmond.

Florida Voter Registration Changes Give Clear Edge To Donald Trump.  In various media presentations you will often hear of Florida listed as a "battleground state"; some media call Florida a "swing state".  Historically, this has been an accurate representation for the past 5 presidential election cycles.  However, changes in the past several years position Florida as highly favorable to a Donald Trump win.

Voter Fraud Is Real.  Here Are 4 More Cases.  With this November's election looming just over the horizon, the topic of voter fraud is popping up much more frequently in our news feeds.  Progressives insist that voter fraud is a myth, a charade meant to justify repressive voting laws.  The facts, however, tell a different story:  Voter fraud is real, and if we ignore it, we leave our ballot boxes open to fraudsters who would rather steal elections than risk losing in a fair and open contest.  The Heritage Foundation's "Does Your Vote Count" report identifies reasonable measures states can take to protect the integrity of their electoral systems without disenfranchising voters.

Voting machines should be seen as critical democracy infrastructure.  At the Open Source Election Technology Foundation (OSET), a 10-year old Silicon Valley based nonprofit election technology research institute, we are encouraged by valuable dialog underway about how to protect America's aging and vulnerable voting machinery and evolve our systems with technology for ease and confidence.  Setting aside some misunderstanding about the challenges elections officials face in administering a nationwide patchwork quilt of election technology, there is a critical mass on the left and the right discussing how to protect our "critical democracy infrastructure."

Yes, It's Possible to Hack the Election.  After reports of alleged Russian hacking into Democratic Party computer networks, some commentators have suggested that the Russians could hack the results of the U.S. elections.  Other analysts have, well before this year's campaign, suggested that election results in the U.S. could be electronically manipulated, including by our fellow Americans.  So could an American election's outcome be altered by a malicious actor on a computer keyboard?  I have had three jobs that, together, taught me at least one thing:  If it's a computer, it can be hacked.

Obama Administration Plotting to Usurp Control Over Elections.  Under the guise of providing increased "security" for "critical infrastructure," the Obama administration is plotting to insert itself and the federal government into the American elections process.  While voting is constitutionally the responsibility of state and local officials, Obama's Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson, pointed to the alleged threat of cyberattacks to justify the latest proposed usurpation of power.  The controversial scheme was floated amid growing national concerns, fueled in part by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's warnings of a "rigged" election, that America's electoral system might be vulnerable to major manipulation.  Critics and experts, though, warned that the White House scheming may be a first step toward illegally nationalizing the electoral process — with all the dangers that would entail.

Silicon Valley Urges Giving Election Day Off to Help Democrats.  Apparently worried about the populist movement led by Donald Trump, Silicon Valley tech firms are rallying companies to give workers the day off on Election Day.  As Breitbart News has reported, the Obama administration has shown lots of love to Silicon Valley's corporate elite by allowing tech companies to offshore the majority of their employment; eliminating a huge chunk of their 40 percent U.S. corporate tax rate to Ireland's infamous 12.5 percent tax rate; supporting the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal; and helping them do spectacular amounts of business with the federal bureaucracy.

Why does DHS want to designate election booths 'critical infrastructure?'.  The New York Times and other mainstream outlets have been filled with alarming stories recently about the possibility, voiced by Jeh Johnson, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), that our voting process in the November election could be subjected to cyber-attacks.  Johnson told reporters in Washington (and state officials in a phone call on Monday [8/15/2016]) that he was considering designating our election system as "critical infrastructure, like the financial sector, like the power grid" because there is "a vital national interest in our electoral process."  There is only one problem with this — there is no credible threat of a successful cyberattack on our voting and ballot-counting process because of the way our current election system is organized.  An election official who was on that Monday call, and who has direct knowledge of Johnson's plan told me that Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler asked Johnson whether he had any evidence of any credible threat to our election system.  Johnson's answer was "no."

The 15th Amendment does not protect the right of illegal immigrants to vote.  The 15th Amendment says that "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude."  The purpose was simple.  After the Civil War, freed slaves were being denied the right to vote, even though they were citizens.  That's where it begins and ends.  If you're an American citizen — the key question — you get to have control over the government which you elect.  You get to vote.  But, if you're an alien living in the country illegally, you do not get to have control over the government not meant to serve you — and certainly not with the right to vote.  The 15th Amendment was never intended to be extended to non-citizens.

Illegal Immigrant Tapped for Clinton 'Dreamer' Campaign Tied to Soros-Funded Voter Effort.  An illegal immigrant who was tapped by the Hillary Clinton campaign for a new effort to register Latino voters is tied to a multi-million dollar voter registration effort funded by George Soros.  The Clinton campaign announced the "Mi Sueño, Tu Voto" — or "My Dream, Your Vote" — program on Sunday [8/14/2016].  The program uses stories about illegal immigrant children who are prohibited from voting to inspire Latino voters to register and vote against Donald Trump and Republicans, the Associated Press reported.

Architect Of DC Election Fraud Hit With 3 Months In Jail.  A judge sentenced the architect of an illegal, all-cash "shadow campaign" Monday [8/15/2016] to three months in prison for violating campaign finance laws in the 2010 mayoral election of Vincent Gray.  Jeffrey Thompson, who alleges Gray knew about the illegal cash campaign, pleaded guilty to the campaign corruption in 2014 and cooperated with investigators.  U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly delivered the unexpected sentence, which exceeded the requests of prosecutors who asked only for six months of home confinement, reports WJLA.

How to Hack an Election in 7 Minutes.  With a few cursory clicks of a mouse, [Princeton professor Andrew] Appel parted with $82 and became the owner of an ungainly metallic giant called the Sequoia AVC Advantage, one of the oldest and vulnerable, electronic voting machines in the United States (among other places it's deployed in Louisiana, New Jersey, Virginia and Pennsylvania). No sooner did a team of bewildered deliverymen roll the 250-pound device into a conference room near Appel's cramped, third-floor office than the professor set to work.  He summoned a graduate student named Alex Halderman, who could pick the machine's lock in seven seconds.  Clutching a screwdriver, he deftly wedged out the four ROM chips — they weren't soldered into the circuit board, as sense might dictate — making it simple to replace them with one of his own:  A version of modified firmware that could throw off the machine's results, subtly altering the tally of votes, never to betray a hint to the voter.

Clinton campaign enlists undocumented 'Dreamers' for voter registration drive.  Hillary Clinton is enlisting undocumented "Dreamers" into a new voter registration drive aimed at signing up sympathetic voters with warnings that Donald Trump's immigration plans could result in their deportation — though the Dreamers themselves cannot legally vote.  Clinton's national voter registration program, called "Mi Sueño, Tu Voto/My Dream, Your Vote," was announced Sunday [8/14/2016], on the four-year anniversary of the 2012 order that temporarily shielded from deportation some young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.

Clinton Campaign Launches Voter Registration Effort Led By Illegal Aliens.  The Hillary Clinton campaign on Sunday [8/14/2016] announced a voter registration effort led by illegal immigrants on the four year anniversary of President Barack Obama's executive action to protect illegal aliens from deportation.  According to a statement the campaign launched "'Mi Sueño, Tu Voto' (My Dream, Your Vote), to organize DREAMers to mobilize their communities and ask voters to consider what is at stake for their families in November."

Why Clinton is enlisting undocumented immigrants who can't vote.  Hillary Clinton's campaign announced Sunday [8/14/2016] that they would be recruiting a so-called "DREAMers," undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children, to help with the campaign.  But since "DREAMers" are undocumented, they're not allowed to vote.  The name "DREAMer" comes from the so-called DREAM Act, a legislative proposal that has been repeatedly been introduced in various forms since it was first proposed in 2001.  DREAM stands for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors.  While each version of the legislation that has been introduced has varied considerably in details, all versions of the act would provide an easier path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children as long as certain qualifications are met.

Now Trump claims only electoral fraud can stop him winning Pennsylvania and urges supporters to watch polling stations.  Donald Trump has insisted that the only way he'll lose Pennsylvania in November's election is if he's cheated out of victory in the battleground state.  Addressing a rally in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Trump told his supporters his campaign will be keeping a close eye on the state to ensure 'other people don't come in and vote five times.'  'The only way we can lose, in my opinion — I really mean this, Pennsylvania — is if cheating goes on,' the 70-year-old Republican nominee told the crowd, according to CNN.

Trump campaign launches drive to recruit 'election observers'.  Donald Trump's campaign is seeking to recruit "election observers" following the Republican nominee's repeated claims that the general election is "rigged."  In a move that's unprecedented in a presidential election, the campaign late this week launched a page on its website proclaiming, "Help Me Stop Crooked Hillary From Rigging This Election!  Please fill out this form to receive more information about becoming a volunteer Trump Election Observer."  Those who wish to be a Trump "observer" are asked to fill out information on the website that should match their voter registration.  Once submitted, voters are directed to a donation page.

Obama Administration Set To'Oversee' U.S. Elections.  President Barack Obama is considering plans to allow his administration to take full administrative control over the upcoming presidential elections, citing 'security concerns' as justification.  As various news articles report on the alleged danger to American elections from Russian hackers, there is pressure on the government to allow a federal agency to protect the elections from these hackers.

If The November Election Is Hacked, Blame Al Gore.  After the hack of the Democratic National Committee's server, the scale of which is much larger than first believed, there has been lots of discussion of the possibility of foreign governments breaking into electronic voting systems.  It's a very realistic concern, one that has been raised for years, and if it were to happen, it could have a huge impact, since around 4 in 10 voters will be casting ballots using electronic voting machines this year.  If that were to happen, you can point a finger of blame at Al Gore.  Not because he invented the internet, but because of what he did in 2000.

Media Are Flat Wrong to Dismiss Voter-Fraud Concerns.  Yes, Donald Trump has muddied the issue of possible voter fraud in the November election with his comment that the only way Hillary Clinton can win Pennsylvania is by way of stolen votes.  There doesn't seem to be an issue that Trump can't handle without hyperbole and exaggeration.  But the media pile-on that Trump has experienced over his call for election observers to monitor the polls in Pennsylvania is unfair.  The Los Angeles Times claimed that his remarks calling for poll monitors in Pennsylvania had "strong racial overtones," even though he never mentioned race.  "The comments raised the specter of confrontations on Election Day in precincts with many minority voters," the Times reported.  Other commentators rebutted Trump by repeating spurious claims that voter fraud is extremely rare.

Tom Fitton Warns of Massive Voter Fraud Danger in Current Presidential Election.  A soon-to-be-released book by New York Times bestselling author Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton warns that America may now be facing the greatest voter fraud danger in recent history.  And it lays the blame for the crisis directly at the feet of President Barack Obama and his Justice Department.  The book — Clean House — cites examples nationwide of attempts by the Obama Justice Department to thwart efforts to clean up voter rolls, require voter ID at the polls, and prevent voter intimidation.

Trump Is Right:  Elections Can Be Rigged.  Chicago (note: the home town of President Obama) is infamous for allegations of voter fraud.  Richard Nixon went to his grave believing Chicago Mayor Richard Daley had stolen the 1960 presidential election for John F. Kennedy.  And von Spakovsky gives chapter and verse about Chicago's vote manipulation history.  In 1982 there was a hotly contested race for governor of Illinois between Republican James Thompson and Democrat Adlai Stevenson III.

Trump Is Right:  Elections Can Be Rigged.  The point here is that whether we are talking LBJ's stolen Senate race in 1948, the 1960 presidential election, a 1982 gubernatorial race in Illinois or a 2008 presidential election in Pennsylvania, "rigged elections" are far more common than the media leads Americans to believe.  To think that President Obama — a son of Chicago whose entire political career was based on a Chicago Democratic Party where voter fraud, aka rigging elections, was described by an FBI agent as "an accepted way of life in Chicago" — thinks Trump's warning is "ridiculous" is not only ridiculous but laughably disingenuous.  Donald Trump is right to raise the warning flags about a rigged election — and raise them right now.

What are the chances the Democrats will steal the election?  [Scroll down]  Left-wingers have dismissed Trump's concerns as fear-mongering.  One cable news organization, known affectionately as the "Clinton News Network," rebuked one of my Fox News colleagues for advancing what they called "conspiracy theories."  But protecting the integrity of the ballot box is hardly a conspiracy theory.  And based on what happened four years ago, the Trump campaign has some valid concerns.  In 2012 Mitt Romney got zero votes in 59 Philadelphia voting divisions.  ZERO!  CBS News said at first blush — it seemed almost impossible.

Use It or Lose It:  Ohio Battles Over Cleansing Voter Registration List.  U.S. District Judge George C. Smith rejected a lawsuit June 29 that attempted to block the Ohio secretary of state from purging Ohio's voter rolls of people who had not cast a ballot in the past six years unless they had updated their registration or responded to queries about their addresses.  The American Civil Liberties Union and Demos filed the suit on behalf of the A. Philip Randolph Institute and the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless.  The plaintiffs' attorneys appealed the decision, and the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments from both sides July 27.  Although the Ohio secretary of state has not released a list of purged voters, Reuters reported close to 144,000 names could've been erased in just the state's three largest counties.

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The obstacles faced by homeless people on Election Day is a red herring.  Homeless people are homeless for a variety of reasons, mostly having to do with their own unwise decisions.  They are victims of only themselves.  The real issue here is the ability of Democrats to round up people who live under bridges and highway overpasses and take them to the polls.  These are people who probably know nothing about Islam, Planned Parenthood, Common Core, fracking, the Second Amendment, income taxes, or the Supreme Court, but they can be taught how to mark a ballot, and the friendly Democrats will take care of the rest.

Fareed Zakaria calls for mandatory voting.  Demonstrating that no idea is so bad that it will lack adherents, CNN's most fatuous pundit advocated on air for mandatory voting.  Just what we need: another restriction on our freedom, the government telling us what we must do.  And what kind of votes will be cast?  Will they be knowledgeable electors, or merely casual drive-by votes in which a trivial factor or a vague impression, not powerful enough to impel a person to vote, now becomes the basis for a choice?  This spectacularly awful idea has only one merit for one party.  It would almost certainly assure that Democrats would establish a one-party state.

America's Electronic Voting Machines Are Scarily Easy Targets.  We've previously discussed the sad state of electronic voting machines in America, but it's worth a closer look as we approach election day itself, and within the context of increased cyber-hostilities between the US and Russia.  Besides, by now states have had plenty of warning since a damning report by the Brennan Center for Justice about our voting machine vulnerabilities came out last September.  Surely matters must have improved since then.  Well, not exactly.  In fact, not really at all.

How Hackers Could Destroy Election Day.  Stealing and leaking emails from the Democratic National Committee could be just the start.  Hacking the presidential election itself could be next, a bipartisan group of former intelligence and security officials recently warned.  Whoever was behind the DNC hack also could target voting machines and the systems for tabulating votes, which are dangerously insecure.  "Election officials at every level of government should take this lesson to heart: our electoral process could be a target for reckless foreign governments and terrorist groups," wrote 31 members of the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group, which includes a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and a former secretary of Homeland Security.  That echoes warnings computer security experts have been sounding for more than a decade:  that the system for casting and counting votes in this country is also ripe for mischief.

Why Trump May Be Absolutely Right That Election Could Be Rigged.  A documentary film premiered earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival that takes a look into election integrity issues, including voter irregularities and risks associated with electronic voting machines.  Amid reports of high profile hacks at organizations affiliated with the Democratic Party, and Donald Trump's assertions that the election might be rigged, election integrity issues are sure to remain a key topic this election season.  The opening scene of the trailer for Jason Grant Smith's documentary film I Voted? really encapsulates how little the average voter thinks about how the vote is actually recorded.

Trump camp on 'rigged' elections: 'We have to be worried' if relying on feds.  Donald Trump's campaign chief on Friday doubled down on the GOP presidential nominee's claim of election rigging after criticism from President Obama.  Obama laughed off Trump's claim on Thursday at a Pentagon press conference, calling it "ridiculous" for the business mogul to even suggest.  "For someone whose career got jumpstarted by the Chicago machine I was surprised to hear him say that," Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort remarked Friday on Fox News's "America's Newsroom."

The Coming Election Fraud.  Obama has co-opted every federal agency tasked with providing honest oversight of the election process.  From the Federal Election Commission to the FBI and ultimately the Justice Department itself, the Clintons and the Democrats know that there will be no negative consequences to any and all law breaking that they undertake to steal the election.  Voter intimidation by gangs of Clinton thugs will be given the response that the situation will be "investigated."  In modern day Government usage "investigation" is simply a euphemism for "we intend to do nothing."  Release of e-mails proving the corruption and collusion of the Democratic National Committee with the Clinton campaign are simply ignored by the Media and the watch dog agencies of the Government. [...] It is now up to the Republican governors, especially, to plan for the onslaught of illegal election activities in their States.

22 signs of Democrat Voter Fraud in 2012 Election.  [#1] According to the Election Protection Coalition, voters across the United States reported more than 70,000 voting problems by 5 PM Eastern time on election day.  [#2] There were 59 voting divisions in the city of Philadelphia where Mitt Romney did not receive a single vote.  In those voting divisions, the combined vote total was 19,605 for Barack Obama and 0 for Mitt Romney.  [#3] The overall voter turnout rate in Philadelphia was only about 60 percent.  But in the areas of Philadelphia where Republican poll watchers were illegally removed, the voter turnout rate was over 90% and Obama received over 99% of the vote.  Officials in Philadelphia have already ruled out an investigation.

The Case for Paper Ballots.  The voting machines in Irvine print a paper copy of your electronic ballot before you press "vote."  In theory, the paper record would be used to substantiate voters' intentions in the case of fraud allegations.  I like it, although who's to say those paper rolls don't get incinerated at just about the same time one of the candidates cries foul.

After DNC hack, the case for paper ballots.  Voting systems rely on trust.  Voters have to trust that their own vote is recorded and counted accurately; they also have to trust that the overall count is accurate, and that only eligible voters are allowed to vote. (When an ineligible voter casts a vote, it cancels out the vote of a legitimate voter every bit as much as if his or her ballot had simply been shredded.)  The problem is that electronic systems — much less the Internet-based systems that some people are talking about moving to — can't possibly provide that degree of reliability.  They're too easy to hack, and alterations are too easy to conceal.  If the powers-that-be can't protect confidential emails, or government employees' security information, then they can't guarantee the sanctity of voting systems.

Kansas judge rules 17,500 suspended voters can cast ballots in all races.  A Shawnee County judge has ruled that 17,500 voters can have their votes counted in state and local races as well as federal ones in Tuesday's Kansas primary election.  "Losing one's vote is an irreparable harm in my opinion," Judge Larry Hendricks said in his ruling Friday [7/29/2016].  A state board approved a rule earlier this month to allow people to vote only in federal elections — not state and local ones — if they registered at DMV offices but failed to provide proof of citizenship as required by Kansas law.

Virginia Governor to Ignore Court Rebuke and Give Felons the Vote.  Washington, D.C., isn't the only place where the separation of powers and constitutional forms are under attack.  In Virginia, Governor Terry McAuliffe was rebuked by his state's Supreme Court on Friday [7/22/2016] for his attempt to circumvent the language of the Virginia Constitution — and the will of the General Assembly — by unilaterally decreeing voting rights for some 200,000 released felons.  (President Obama defeated Mitt Romney by less than 150,000 votes in Virginia in 2012.)  Now, after the state's high court ruled that McAuliffe has no power to issue an order that effectively changes the Virginia Constitution, McAuliffe has defiantly responded by suggesting he'll get around the court's verdict by issuing 200,000 orders.

Va. Supreme Court overturns Terry McAuliffe's action on felon voting rights.  Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Saturday he already has begun restoring the voting rights of convicted felons one-by-one, after the state Supreme Court rescinded his executive action granting voting rights en masse to more than 200,000 people convicted of serious crimes.  "Last night I instructed my staff to comply with the court's order and individually restore the rights of the more than 13,000 Virginians who had successfully registered to vote following my April 22nd executive order," Mr. McAuliffe said in an email to supporters.  "Soon they will have their rights back and will be able to have a voice in their society once and for all."

Virginia Gov. McAuliffe Still Plans to Give Back Felons' Voting Rights Despite Court Loss.  In a 4-3 ruling announced Friday [7/22/2016], the Supreme Court of Virginia struck down Governor Terry McAuliffe's executive order that restored voting rights to over 200,000 felons.  McAuliffe hasn't given up the policy, however.  In a statement published Friday, he called the lawsuit by local GOP politicians an "overtly political action," and declared a change in tactics.  "The men and women whose voting rights were restored by my executive action should not be alarmed," he wrote.  "I will expeditiously sign nearly 13,000 individual orders to restore the fundamental rights of the citizens who have had their rights restored and registered to vote.  And I will continue to sign orders until I have completed restoration for all 200,000 Virginians."

Philadelphia Isn't Removing Felons From Voting Rolls.  The city of Philadelphia is not removing incarcerated felons from its voter rolls despite being hit with a lawsuit, according to a watchdog group.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation, an Indiana-based election integrity group, sued the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in April over its questionable voter rolls.  After meeting with city officials, the watchdog group announced that the city had not removed felons from those who are eligible to vote.

Virginia Supreme Court rules against McAuliffe on felon voting rights.  The Virginia Supreme Court on Friday struck down Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's executive order that had restored voting rights to released felons.  In the 4-3 decision, the court said it "respectfully disagrees" with the governor's claim he had the authority to make such comprehensive reforms to voting laws.  McAuliffe had announced earlier this year a plan to give more than 200,000 convicted felons the chance to vote in elections, run for public office and sit on a jury following the successful completion of their sentences.

Virginia Supreme Court strikes down McAuliffe order on felons' voting rights.  The Virginia Supreme Court on Friday [7/22/2016] ruled against Gov. Terry McAuliffe's executive order seeking to reinstate the right to vote to approximately 206,000 Virginians who had been convicted of a felony but had completed their sentences.  Writing for a 4-3 court, Chief Justice Donald W. Lemons held that the "assertion that a Virginia governor has the power to grant blanket, group pardons" is "irreconcilable" with the Constitution of Virginia.

Court Slams McAuliffe for Lack of Transparency in Felon Voting Order.  Judges on Virginia's highest court criticized the lack of transparency surrounding Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's executive action to restore voting rights to 206,000 felons.  The State Supreme Court held a hearing on Tuesday after Republican lawmakers sued to block the executive order, which they say is an unconstitutional overreach of power by the governor's office.  Previous governors have issued restoration of voting rights on an individual basis.

This Bill Could Automatically Register 50 Million People To Vote.  A bill introduced this week in Congress could automatically make as many as 50 million people eligible to join the electorate.  Democratic lawmakers proposed what they call the Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2016 to streamline the registration process.  Voter turnout in the U.S. typically falls behind other developed countries.

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[#1] What voters do in other countries is irrelevant and immaterial.  [#2] Voters in many other countries are required to vote, which means their level of "participation" will naturally be very high.  [#3] The registration of 50 million additional voters — most of whom presumably have no intention of voting — is a recipe for voter fraud.

Rampant Voter Fraud Alleged In Minnesota.  Same day registration and other liberal "reforms" have made it easy for ineligible voters to cast ballots in many states.  When law-abiding citizens point out that liberal policies enable voter fraud, the left's response is always that 1) voter fraud hardly ever happens, so 2) you must be a racist.  Typically subtle liberal argumentation.  Here in Minnesota, a case is pending in our Supreme Court that challenges same day registration and various actions by our Democratic Secretary of State that have enabled illegal voting.  I haven't yet had time to evaluate the plaintiffs' legal arguments, but the factual allegations are explosive: [...]

Busted! DNC caught in $100 million voter scheme.  A foreign billionaire and seven-figure donor to the Clinton Foundation has been caught funding a reportedly illegal voting scheme that links straight to the Democratic National Committee and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.  A computer hacker who goes by the moniker Guccifer 2.0 recently leaked emails allegedly from the DNC outlining their 2016 general election strategies — and one of them details a coordinated effort with a foreign entity, funded entirely with $100 million from big-time Clinton donor and Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss, to influence the results of the 2016 election.  The group was allegedly targeting pro-Clinton demographics for voter registration as well as "outreach, organizing, and legal and policy advocacy on voting laws", and according to Washington Beacon reporter Lachlan Markay, that's illegal.

3M+ 'Remain' Petition Uses 'Script' To 'Fake' Signatures: 25,000 From North Korea, 2,800 From Uninhabitable Antarctic.  Questions are being raised as to the true number of UK citizens signing a petition to urge another European Union membership referendum as evidence emerged that activists are encouraging foreign signatories.  Some critics claim that a "bot" or "script" is being used to automatically generate names and signatories.  As of early Sunday afternoon [6/26/2016], over 3.1 million signatures had been registered on the petition named:  "EU Referendum Rules triggering a 2nd EU Referendum" which calls for the "Government to implement a rule that if the remain or leave vote is less than 60% based a turnout less than 75% there should be another referendum."

70% Of British Parliament Petition Signatures Demanding Another EU Referendum Don't Live In The U.K..  The petition is being pushed by disgruntled left-wing activists who voted to "REMAIN" in the European Union and lost the original referendum by over 1.3 million votes to the larger majority who wanted to LEAVE.  However, enterprising internet researchers have discovered most of the actual signatures for the second referendum are from people who do not live in the United Kingdom.

Petition for Second Referendum Exposed As Fake.  Pro-European spammers have fooled the British establishment into believing a million people a day have signed a petition to hold a second referendum on Brexit.  The petition demands the referendum rules are retrospectively changed forcing a second vote on Britain's membership of the EU.  But doubts were raised about the authenticity of those signing after evidence that a code was being used emerged.  It shows how the petition website was tricked into registering millions of 'signatures' from people who do not exist.

Conservatives Battle Virginia Governor's Order to Allow Ex-Felons to Vote.  On multiple fronts, conservatives are challenging Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's executive order to restore voting rights to ex-felons who have completed their prison sentences.  This week, Judicial Watch, the conservative advocacy group, filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Bedford County, seeking to prevent ex-felons who gain from McAuliffe's April 22 order from voting in the November presidential election.  The lawsuit was filed on behalf of several Virginia voters, who claim their "lawful votes" will be "diminished" by the votes of the ex-felons.

Judicial Watch Sues Virginia Gov. McAuliffe Over Executive Order Granting 206,000 Felons Voting Rights.  Judicial Watch announced that it today [6/14/2016] filed a lawsuit on behalf of several Virginia voters against Governor Terry McAuliffe and other commonwealth official over McAuliffe's executive order that attempts to restore voting rights to about 206,000 convicted felons.  The lawsuit was filed in the Circuit Court of Bedford County, VA, requesting an injunction preventing the enforcement of Walker et al. v.  McAuliffe et al.  On April 22, 2016, McAuliffe signed an executive order titled "Order for Restoration of Rights."  McAuliffe reportedly plans to sign similar orders granting voting rights to groups of felons on a monthly basis.

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A felon is not supposed to emerge from prison with equal or better social status than he had when he went up the river. Having a permanent criminal record and being socially scarred for life is part of the deterrent value of prison time.

City of Denver looks to register inmates to vote.  The Denver Elections Division is reaching out to an unlikely group this election season — inmates.  In a first-of-its-kind voter outreach program, elections officials are determined to update records and register all inmates who are eligible to vote in the two Denver jails.  Currently, there are about 2,000 inmates in the Denver jail system.  And in a swing state like Colorado, those jailhouse votes might just be the tipping point.  "We identified the inmate population as a population that may experience some logistically barriers to voting," said Alton Dillard, spokesman for the Denver Elections Division.

The Extortion Election of 2016.  In 2016 the respective party hierarchies premeditatedly skewed the primary process and a plurality but less than 19% of all registered voters in the country voted for both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as the nominees for president.

San Francisco Moves to Open Voting to Illegals.  San Francisco Board of Supervisors member Eric Mar says the political climate is right to grant illegal immigrants the right to vote.  While even notoriously liberal San Francisco voters have rejected past efforts to grant voting privileges to illegals, Fox News reports that Mar thinks the backlash against Donald Trump will yield a strong turn-out of Latino and anti-Trump voters to the polls to pass his proposed charter amendment.

San Francisco to try yet again to give illegal immigrants voting rights.  After two failed bids to grant voting rights to illegal immigrants, some San Francisco officials believe they have found the man who can make it happen:  Donald Trump.  A proposed charter amendment drafted by Board of Supervisors member Eric Mar would give illegal immigrants with kids in the public school system the right to vote in school elections.  Voters have rejected two previous ballot proposals, but Mar is betting on anti-Trump sentiment to carry the pro-illegal immigrant proposal if he can get it on the November ballot.

'It was just chaos': Broken machines, incomplete voter rolls leave some wondering whether their ballots will count.  California voters faced a tough time at the polls Tuesday [6/7/2016], with many voters saying they have encountered broken machines, polling sites that opened late and incomplete voter rolls, particularly in Los Angeles County.  [Thus,]  Instead of a quick in-and-out vote, many California voters were handed the dreaded pink provisional ballot — which takes longer to fill out, longer for election officials to verify and which tends to leave voters wondering whether their votes will be counted.

Voter id strictness
When will GOP Do Something About Vote Fraud in States They Control?  Reince Priebus is at the head of nothing.  The GOP is no longer a real party, and it shows when they can brag that they have control of 31 state legislatures and 31 governorships can't and won't enact real voter ID laws.  Somebody on twitter put up this graphic and I was floored, look at all the states that are Republican-led and have extremely loose voter laws.


Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe 'Mistakenly' Granted Voting Rights to High-Profile Killers Still Serving Time.  Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's sweeping order to grant all felons voting rights just months before the presidential election will allow some felons who are still in prison or on supervised release to vote.  McAuliffe previously claimed only felons who completed their sentences and were no longer on parole could have their voting rights restored.

The Dead are Alive and Voting in California.  The only question is how many Undead-Americans will vote for Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton.  Because the dead are voting.  And we must not deny the franchise to undead Democrats.  That would be wrong and un-American.  It would put us on the wrong side of history.  California can lead the way to the restoration of voting rights for the dead, right after voting rights for felons.

East Liverpool woman indicted on 35 voter-fraud charges.  A Columbiana County grand jury indicted an East Liverpool woman on 35 felony voter fraud counts.  Rebecca Hammonds, 33, was indicted on 32 counts of false voter registration and three counts of false signatures.

Election Integrity Watch.  Below is a collection of news articles about allegations, investigations and convictions of voter fraud.  It is not a comprehensive list, but is updated regularly with new stories about election fraud.  A common talking point of election integrity opponents is that voter fraud is rarer than being struck by lightning.  Emergency rooms must be swamped with an epidemic of lightning strikes in this country based on the fraud cases identified here.

Votes Being Cast From Grave Year After Year.  A comparison of records by David Goldstein, investigative reporter for CBS2/KCAL9, has revealed hundreds of so-called dead voters in Southern California, a vast majority of them in Los Angeles County.  "He took a lot of time choosing his candidates," said Annette Givans of her father, John Cenkner.  Cenkner died in Palmdale in 2003.  Despite this, records show that he somehow voted from the grave in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010.  But he's not the only one.

Hillary's Electoral 'Luck'.  During much of evening of May 17, Sanders was ahead of Hillary in the Kentucky primary.  Then, with a Cattlegate sort of "luck," Hillary pulled ahead by the infinitesimal rate of 46.8% to 46.3% and won the primary.  Hillary won Kentucky by the same microscopic margin that she won the first state, Iowa, by 49.9% to 49.6%, in a symbolic victory of great political value. [...] Could Hillary's supporters have stolen enough votes to deliver by the smallest of margins just enough votes to give her "wins" in states like Kentucky?  One of the tightest allies of the Clintons is Allison Lundergan Grimes, the Kentucky secretary of state and chair of the Kentucky State Board of Elections.  She actively campaigned for Hillary in the Kentucky primary despite being the state elected officer to oversee the vote-counting.  The election results were posted by her office almost instantly and reflected her publicly stated opinion almost as soon as the polls closed that "there is no revolution for Sanders."

5 Huge Stories the Media Ignored While Arguing Over Which Bathroom to Use.  [#2] Somebody was finally arrested for voter fraud, but it wasn't the people committing it:  This week, Anti-Media also reported on a Florida-based hacker, David Michael Levin, who exposed security flaws in the website of the Lee County Elections Office and the Division of Elections in Tallahassee.  He shared them with authorities in the hopes of fixing the problem, but instead was arrested.

Surge of immigrants seeking citizenship, voting rights before elections.  The number of immigrants seeking U.S. citizenship, key to voting in the fall elections, is at its highest in four years as Democratic Latino groups step up campaigns to expand the Hispanic vote to help Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Obama: Election Day should be a holiday.  President Obama says the United States should look at what other countries do to encourage voting, including automatic registration, voting on weekends, or making Election Day a national holiday.  "We are the only advanced democracy that makes it deliberately difficult for people to vote," Obama said in an interview with the student newspaper at Rutgers University, where the president delivers a commencement address this weekend.  Obama noted that "some of it has to do with the nature of our history and our Constitution, where we allow individual states to determine their own processes for structuring elections within certain boundaries."

The Many Ages of Adulthood in the Nanny State.  The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is flirting with the idea of letting 16- and 17-year-olds vote in local elections. [...] Of course the city's progressive wing wants high school kids to vote — they want to lure young people into the tent before they start working for a living and paying taxes.  At a Chronicle debate Wednesday for the race to replace state Sen. Mark Leno, candidate Kim said she loves the scheme.  She explained, "18 years old can be a very awkward time to register to vote," before adding that it's "better for young people to register to vote when they're living at home with their families." In other words, it's easier to get teens to register when they are under their parents' charge and before they are independent.  Translation:  It's easier to get children to do what they are told.

Report: Leftist Groups Registered 2,000 Virginia Felons to Vote Dem in Two Weeks.  Leftist groups sprung into action after Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe granted 206,000 felons the right to vote in April, including rapists and murderers, and have been working around the clock to get them on voter rolls.  According to a report by the Washington Post, activists want to swing the state for the Democratic nominee in November and for Democratic state officials.  They've registered over 2,000 felons in two weeks.  Hours after McAuliffe gave his order, activists were in poor and urban neighborhoods to start signing up ex-cons.

Yes, the Left Does Cheat — They Do Stuff the Ballot Box.  According to [the Left] and their apologists, there is no such thing as voter fraud, therefore there is no need for any voter I.D. laws or checks of any kind. [...] But we all know the left cheats.  It's been this way since the Kennedy presidential election.  They bus in people from out of town to vote, dead people rise from the grave to cast their ballot, they illegally register voters, and they enlist the New Black Panthers to intimidate voters like in Philadelphia.  And if that isn't enough, they stuff the ballot box.  Of course the left denies all of these assertions.  Prove it they say.  You cannot make such incendiary claims without hard evidence.  Well, it just so happens that the Governor of North Carolina has found such evidence — and plenty of it.

New Yorkers File Lawsuit After Their Party Registration Suddenly Changes.  More than 200 New York voters have a joined a lawsuit that seeks to change the New York primary on Tuesday to an "open-primary" format, allowing anyone to vote for any candidate regardless of party affiliation.  New York is a "closed-primary" state that required voters to have registered by November of 2015 with the party whose primary they wished to vote in.  According to the New York Daily News, the lawsuit will be filed on Monday [4/18/2016] in Brooklyn on behalf of many New York voters who claim their voter party registration had changed — after the November deadline — without their consent to either "not affiliated" or "Independent," which makes them ineligible to vote in the upcoming closed-primary election.

Election fraud feared as hackers target voter records.  Since December, hundreds of millions of voters in the U.S., the Philippines, Turkey and Mexico have had their data discovered on the web in unprotected form.  In some instances, legitimate security researchers found the information, but in others, malicious hackers are suspected of pilfering the data for criminal purposes.  The data breaches are raising questions as the U.S. considers whether to move toward electronic balloting.  More people than ever are using the internet to register to vote and to request mail-in ballots.  Some states have even become vote-by-mail only in recent years.  If you can't keep the voter registration records safe, what makes you think you can keep the votes safe?" asked Pamela Smith, president of election watchdog Verified Voting.

Virginia GOP to sue governor over convicted felons voting.  Republicans in Virginia plan to file a lawsuit against Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe for extending voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons.  "Gov.  McAuliffe's flagrant disregard for the Constitution of Virginia and the rule of law must not go unchecked," Virginia Senate Republican Leader Tommy Norment said in a statement, according to Time.  Republicans fear McAuliffe's executive order will benefit Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic presidential nominee, according to Time.

Gov. McAuliffe Violated State Constitution by Restoring the Vote to Felons.  When Virginia Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe (shown) announced on April 22 that he was restoring the civil rights — including voting rights — of 206,000 convicted felons, he must have expected some pushback from Republican lawmakers.  After all, the felons include violent and repeat offenders.  But did he anticipate the extent of the pushback, with one Republican lawmaker pointing out that the governor's executive order violates the state constitution?  Governor McAuliffe responded by telling Republicans to "quit complaining."  This is not the first time McAuliffe has overstepped his reach and found himself in the hot seat.  In December of 2015, he announced that he had unilaterally decided to no longer recognize the concealed carry permits from 25 states that had previously been recognized.  His hubris was short lived in that case; before the new policy could even go into effect, McAuliffe was force to back-peddle and honor those permits anyway.

The Prison Vote.  The corrupt governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, announced the other day that ex-cons will be granted the vote just in time of the presidential election.  His assumption is that, identity politics being what it is, the ex-con vote will naturally flock to Hillary Clinton, supporting someone they see as their own.  There has always been an assumption that convicts, if given the chance, will vote for people like themselves.  That's the assumption.  The reality is something different.  Ex-cons tend not to vote at all.  Those who would be inclined to vote are those who have gone the other way with their lives, embracing religion or social advocacy to help ex-cons get on the right path.  It's a small club that will not make a difference in an election.

Hillary Clinton: 'Proud of My Friend' Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe for Granting Voting Rights to Violent Felons.  Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton praised her former campaign chair, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, for granting thousands of violent felons the right to vote, and tweeted she's "proud" of him for "breaking down barriers."

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Those barriers were put in place for a reason.  Anyone who is breaking down those barriers is doing the country a great disservice.

McAuliffe Accused of Violating Virginia Constitution.  Virginia Republicans are considering efforts to block Democratic governor Terry McAuliffe's new executive order restoring the voting rights of the state's former felons.  McAuliffe's order, announced on Friday, would give nearly 206,000 violent and nonviolent convicts who have served their time the ability vote.  Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates Bill Howell, a Republican from the Fredericksburg area, told The Weekly Standard there was little the legislature could do to stop the executive action.  The state's constitution, he said, allows governors broad clemency power.  But, Howell said, that power doesn't include blanket clemency in the manner of McAuliffe's order.  Some Republicans are considering pursuing a legal challenge to the order.

Republicans: Virginia Gov McAuliffe restored felon voting rights to help Clinton, 'political opportunism'.  Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe restoring voting rights for roughly 200,000 convicted felons is part of a lauded, national effort to reverse sentencing laws that most affect African Americans.  But Republicans are suggesting McAuliffe, a long-time Clinton supporter, went too far by including violent criminals and that his move is a "transparent effort to win votes."  The governor's executive order allows Virginia felons, includes convicted murders and rapists, who by Friday had completed their sentence and finished supervised release, parole or probation requirements to vote in the swing state in the November presidential elections.

Virginia governor grants voting rights to over 200,000 convicted felons in time for the presidential election.  Virginia's governor signed a sweeping executive order Friday restoring voting rights to some 200,000 convicted felons — and they'll be on the rolls in time to cast ballots in November's presidential election.  Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, announced his unprecedented move at an 11 a.m. press conference — and said his order will also allow ex-cons to serve on a jury, hold elected office and become a notary public.  The order is intended to rectify Virginia's long, troubled history of suppressing the black vote, the governor said.  "Too often in both our distant and recent history, politicians have used their authority to restrict people's ability to participate in our democracy," McAuliffe said in a statement.

Virginia governor enables 200,000 felons to vote in November.  More than 200,000 convicted felons will be able to cast ballots in the swing state of Virginia in November's election under a sweeping executive order by Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday [4/22/2016] that restores their rights to vote and run for office.

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The felon's "ability to participate" in voting is customarily taken away as part of his or her punishment.  This is an incentive to refrain from felonious behavior.  In the good old days, everyone understood this concept, but unfortunately the dumbed-down public schools no longer teach civics, and the general public relies too much on sympathy rather than reason.  Governor McAuliffe is not an ignorant man:  He knows exactly what he's doing.

Voter Registration Purge Alleged in New York Primary, Judge to Hold Hearing.  LawNewz.com has confirmed a federal judge in New York has scheduled a hearing for 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday [4/19/2016] in a lawsuit filed by the activist group Election Justice USA on behalf of over 200 New Yorkers who can't vote for the candidate of their choice on Tuesday because they say their voter party registration was suddenly changed without their consent.  The lawsuit could impact tens of thousands of independent voters in the state, and comes as millions of New Yorkers head to the polls for the state's primary.  The lawsuit asks the court to enter an order allowing New York primary voters to vote for any candidate on the ballot, regardless of their party affiliation.  New York is a closed primary state that requires primary voters to register with the party whose primary they wish to vote in.

Comptroller Will Audit New York City Board of Elections.  Comptroller Scott Stringer is launching an audit of the city's Board of Elections after reports of problems voting in today's primary elections and the purging of more than 100,000 voters from rolls in Brooklyn.  "There is nothing more sacred in our nation than the right to vote, yet election after election, reports come in of people who were inexplicably purged from the polls, told to vote at the wrong location or unable to get in to their polling site," Mr. Stringer said in a statement this afternoon [4/19/2016].

Massive Clinton voter fraud in NY.  As New York prepares for its most meaningful presidential primary in decades, some of the candidates' most passionate supporters are finding out they will be spending Election Day on the sidelines.  According to a recent emergency lawsuit filed in a Long Island federal court, there have been "reports of thousands of NY voters being erroneously purged from the rolls."  Many of these purged voters seem to be Bernie Sanders supporters, leading to fresh questions about whether Hillary Clinton's campaign is trying to steal the New York primary.

City of Alexandria Sued for Concealing Election Records.  The city of Alexandria, Va., is being sued in federal court for concealing election records after it was discovered more people are registered to vote in the city than are of voting age.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation, an Indiana-based election integrity group, brought the lawsuit forward on behalf of the Virginia Voters Alliance, Inc., a group dedicated to improving election laws, and David Norcross, a registered voter in Alexandria who is also a member of the Virginia group.  Alexandria has for years maintained voter rolls that contain more registrants who can vote than the total number of citizens of voting age within the city, according to the group.

Philippines election hack: Voter data breach stirs questions.  The Philippines' Commission on Elections (Comelec) is assuring the public that a recent data breach of its website won't compromise the upcoming May 9 national elections.  Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez says no vital voter information such as fingerprints or photos were recovered by the hackers who struck at the end of March. [...] Over the weekend, however, global security company Trend Micro revealed in a blog post that sensitive personal information on over 55-million voters was included in a data dump.  Trend Micro said their probe revealed the unprecedented data dump includes 1.3 million records of overseas Filipino voters, including passport numbers and expiry dates.

Arizona man challenges primary results, alleging misconduct.  An Arizona man filed a lawsuit on Friday [4/8/2016] challenging the results of the state's March presidential primary election, alleging misconduct by officials during a nominating contest that is already mired in controversy.  The lawsuit filed by Tucson resident John Brakey alleges that officials improperly handled voter registration requests and permitted illegal votes to be cast in the election, which was marred by long lines at polling stations and allegations of discrimination against minority voters.

How to report voter fraud.  Most on the right are aware of the voter fraud issue but many have little to no idea how to combat or report violations; consider this your crash course.  First and foremost, step one in any instance where you see or suspect voter fraud is to alert the state officials who oversee the election process.  For most states this is done by the Secretary of State, in other states, there is a State Board of Elections.  Notifying these officials is paramount as they are the ones who ultimately certify and authenticate elections.  Alert them before you call Fox News or blow up Twitter, though drawing as much media attention as possible is beneficial, you want to make sure you follow a process.

Philadelphia Hit With Lawsuit for Concealing Election Records.  The city of Philadelphia is being sued in federal court for refusing to provide information about possible non-citizen voters.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), a firm based out of Indiana, filed a lawsuit on April 4 on behalf of the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU), an Alexandria, Va.-based election integrity group, against the Philadelphia City Commissioners for their failure to respond to inquiries about voter roll maintenance.  The group says that for years the number of registered voters in Philadelphia nearly exceeded the number of people who are eligible to vote and that the city ranks among the highest in the state of Pennsylvania in this regard.

SCOTUS Gets It Wrong: Noncitizens Should Not Be Counted for Voting Purposes.  In a loss for voters, the Supreme Court has ruled unanimously against two residents of Texas who had argued that the Texas legislature diluted their votes when it used total population to redraw state Senate districts.  In Evenwel v.  Abbott, the Supreme Court allowed states to use total population in redrawing district lines, even though that this includes a large number of noncitizens (legal and illegal), felons, and others who are ineligible to vote.

Supreme Court effective[ly] gives illegal aliens voting power.  The Supreme Court ruled that states cannot draw their congressional districts based on legal voting age populations, in effect preventing them from excluding illegal aliens, who cannot vote.  The Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday [4/4/2016] that states may satisfy "one person, one vote" rules by drawing legislative districts based on total population of a place, a defeat for conservative interests who wanted the districts based on only voting-age populations.

Nullifying the Republican Primaries.  It wasn't surprising to see that Missouri had yet again changed its ballot.  Rather than punch cards, this time Missouri's ballot was a single sheet of paper on which you inked in the rectangle next to your choice.  Then you fed the sheet into a machine which (supposedly) counted your vote.  I was a little surprised, however, to see that candidates who had dropped out of the race weeks ago were still on the ballot.  There was Carly, and Christie, and other familiar names, and some dude name of Jim Lynch, no doubt a vanity candidacy.

How to Hack an Election.  When [Enrique] Peña Nieto won, [Andrés] Sepúlveda began destroying evidence.  He drilled holes in flash drives, hard drives, and cell phones, fried their circuits in a microwave, then broke them to shards with a hammer.  He shredded documents and flushed them down the toilet and erased servers in Russia and Ukraine rented anonymously with Bitcoins.  He was dismantling what he says was a secret history of one of the dirtiest Latin American campaigns in recent memory.  For eight years, Sepúlveda, now 31, says he traveled the continent rigging major political campaigns.  With a budget of $600,000, the Peña Nieto job was by far his most complex.  He led a team of hackers that stole campaign strategies, manipulated social media to create false waves of enthusiasm and derision, and installed spyware in opposition offices, all to help Peña Nieto, a right-of-center candidate, eke out a victory.

3 Examples of Voter Fraud Across the US.  The Heritage Foundation's voter fraud database catalogues over 400 cases of proven voter fraud throughout America.  Whether it be vote-buying, ineligible voting, false registrations, or fraudulent use of absentee ballots, the database makes clear that voter fraud is a real issue and one that must be effectively addressed — not denied, as some voter reform critics have done — in order to preserve the integrity of the electoral system.  Here are some recent additions to the database: [...]

'Doping the vote' in South Texas triggers federal indictments.  Shady ballot brokers are "doping the vote" in the Rio Grande Valley, an election-watch group says.  Now the FBI is on the case.  "(The politiqueras) took voters to their weed man after voting," Logan Churchwell, a spokesman for True the Vote, told Watchdog.org.  Trafficking in petty cash and dime bags, politiqueras round up voters for South Texas candidates, nearly all Democrats.  The pay-for-ballot activity has resulted in 11 federal indictments so far.  Republicans are turning up the heat on state Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa, a Brownsville resident and longtime political kingmaker in the Rio Grande Valley.

Down with Early Voting!  GOP primary voters in Arizona did the Republic a great service last night [3/22/2016]: They demonstrated the idiocy of early voting and confirmed why it cannot be scrapped soon enough. [...] And, in third place ... Senator Marco Rubio of Florida with 13.4 percent.  Dr. Ben Carson took fifth with 2.7 percent.  These 16.1 percent of voters may have included diehard Marcoites and Carsonians who loyally stuck with their men after their candidates departed the race.  However, the vast majority of these were probably early voters whose ballots had been dropped into precinct boxes as far back as Wednesday, February 24 — one month ago.

Phoenix mayor asks feds to probe Arizona primary issues.  Responding to reports of voters waiting in line for hours to cast their votes in Arizona's primary Tuesday, the mayor of the state capital is asking the federal government to investigate the distribution of polling locations that may have put undue burden on minorities' ability to vote.  Voting in Maricopa County, the state's most populous county where Phoenix is located, lasted until after midnight, more than five hours after polls officially closed.

Hillary cheating scandal erupts in Arizona.  The Arizona Democratic Party has officially announced that it will be investigating multiple accusations of election fraud across the state's Democratic primary vote Tuesday, where voters who claimed to have previously registered as Democrats say their party affiliation was unknowingly changed to independent — and therefore, they weren't allowed to cast ballots in the closed primary.

Arizona and Florida expose early voting debacle.  As of last Wednesday afternoon [3/16/2016], at least a quarter million registered Republicans had already voted in Arizona, taking advantage of the state's 26-day early voting period.  Based on the timeline, this means those 250,000 Arizona Republicans all voted without knowing Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., would no longer be a candidate by election day.  A poll taken last week suggests that 16 percent of Arizona early voters had already cast ballots for Rubio.

Communists, Socialists Plot to Get 9 Million Leftist Immigrants Voting by October.  Reports are pouring in from across the country that thousands of legal permanent residents from around the world have been inspired by Trump's rhetoric to become citizens just so they can vote against him.  They are also inspired by some sketchy leftist organizations fueled by communist and socialist agendas.  The leftists are working on a turnout of nearly nine million immigrant residents who are allegedly eligible for citizenship.  We are constantly being told there are 12 million illegal immigrants here but the left has come up with 9 million residents in addition, many of whom were given Obama amnesty.

Ohio judge rules some 17-year-olds can vote in primary.  An Ohio judge has granted teenagers who will turn 18 before Election Day the right to vote in the state's presidential primary elections in a new decision that could boost Bernie Sanders's chances in the state on Tuesday.

Vast Majority of Likely Voters Oppose Allowing Illegals to Vote In Elections.  The vast majority of likely voters say illegal immigrants should not be allowed to vote, despite a recent push to achieve just that in New York City, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll.  According to Rasmussen, 67 percent of likely U.S. voters say illegal immigrants should not be allowed to vote, even "if they can prove that they live in this country and pay taxes."  Twenty-six percent said they think tax-paying illegals should be allowed to vote.

This is why early voting is a mistake:
Comparison of LA Early Voting Vs. Today's Voting Shows Major Shift to Cruz.  There are now two tiers in this race — Trump/Cruz, and in the second tier, Rubio/Kasich. His numbers at the Kasich level, sometimes below them.

Maybe it's time to just arrest both Clintons.  Stories about someone with the surname Clinton potentially breaking the law aren't exactly hard to come by these days, but they generally revolve around Hillary Clinton's private bathroom closet server.  The one making the rounds this week, however, has to do with her husband.  In the middle of voting during a tight, heavily contested primary in Massachusetts, Bill was out and about stumping for his wife.  Nothing unusual so far, since they had surrogates swarming the state right up until the polls closed.  But the wrinkle in this tale comes from the fact that Bill was doing it inside of and immediately outside a polling station.  And that's against the law.

Why 85,000 people are calling for Bill Clinton's arrest.  Nearly 100,000 people have signed an online petition calling for Bill Clinton's arrest for violating Massachusetts election law on Super Tuesday by campaigning close to — and even inside — polling places.  The drive was launched by supporters of Bernie Sanders, who accused Bubba of stumping for his wife, Hillary, within 150 feet of a polling location in New Bedford and inside others in Newton and Boston's West Roxbury neighborhood.  "This is a call for the immediate arrest of President Bill Clinton for clear, knowing and egregious violation of the campaign laws to swing an election in a significant way.  It could not be any clearer in the Massachusetts General Laws," the petition states.

Bernie Sanders Supporters Want Bill Clinton Charged With Violating Election Law.  The New York Post reports that an online petition, launched by supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), to have Bill Clinton arrested for violating Massachusetts election laws has gathered almost 100,000 signatures.  Clinton seems guilty of the offenses in question.  As the Post notes, there is ample eyewitness testimony, plus video and photographic evidence, of the former President campaigning for his wife within 150 feet of multiple polling stations, which is prohibited under Massachusetts law.

Thousands of Bernie Sanders supporters call for Bill Clinton's arrest.  Thousands of people are calling for Bill Clinton's arrest after the former president allegedly campaigned for his wife too close to polling locations.  In some cases, people are claiming he even campaigned inside polling places.  A petition, signed by 95,000 people, was started by Bernie Sanders supporters who say Bill Clinton was campaigning for Hillary within the 150 feet buffer space of polling locations.

Did Bill Clinton violate election rules in Massachusetts?  Bill Clinton's presence inside a polling location in Boston on Super Tuesday raised concerns about whether the former president violated state rules on election campaigning.  While stumping for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton entered a polling station at the Holy Name Parish School's gymnasium in West Roxbury early Tuesday.  It was there that he spoke with workers, bought a cup of coffee, and apparently took a photo with one woman, according to press pool reports.

Judge Denies Motion to Halt Voter Citizenship Requirement.  The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia declined to block a rule in three states that requires individuals to prove they are citizens when registering to vote using mail-in registration forms.  The lawsuit was filed by a coalition of left-wing groups, including the League of Women Voters and the NAACP, earlier this month.  Three lawyers representing the liberal organizations have given thousands in campaign contributions to Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton, who on numerous occasions has expressed opposition to voter identification laws on the campaign trial.

In Light of DOJ Malfeasance, EAC Seeks Outside Counsel in Noncitizen-Voting Case.  Tuesday night [2/23/2016], soon after Judge Richard Leon denied the request by the League of Women Voters and the NAACP for a Temporary Restraining Order, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) asked for help in getting a lawyer who would actually defend it in court, which the Justice Department has so far refused to do.  According to lawyers I spoke with, Christy A. McCormick, the chairwoman of the EAC, sent two separate letters (with copies to all of the lawyers in the case) to Judge Leon and Attorney General Loretta Lynch.  The letter to Judge Leon notes the EAC's "grave concerns regarding the potential conflict of interest and failure of the Department of Justice to provide" the EAC with proper representation.

What Would Happen If New York City Went Forward With Letting Illegal Immigrants Vote.  The New York Post is reporting that some members of the Black and Latino Legislative Caucus will be pushing for the New York City Council to pass a law allowing illegal aliens to vote in NYC elections for mayor, comptroller, public advocate, borough president, and City Council.  This is an anti-democratic policy driven by politics that dilutes what it means to be a citizen.  The U.S. Constitution reserves the right to set the qualifications for voters for both state and federal elections to the states themselves.  However, the federal government has exclusive authority over immigration, and federal law makes it a felony for aliens — whether illegal or legal — to register or vote in federal elections.

Will DOJ push for illegal alien voting in 2016 fall flat in court?  [Scroll down]  In short, in accordance with those state laws, local officials must certify the citizenship of those registering to vote on the federal form.  But there's a catch.  Thanks to the 2013 Supreme Court ruling by the late Justice Antonin Scalia, Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, those states can only block registration of federal form applicants in cases where citizenship is not proven if those requirements are explicitly written on the federal form.  Consider that.  What is written on the federal voter registration form by an independent commission can trump the validity of a state law requiring proof of eligibility to register to vote.  Such that, if it's written on the form, the applications can be blocked by the states without said proof, and if it's not, they can't.

AG Lynch pushes illegal alien voting agenda in 2016.  Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today [2/22/2016] issued the following statement in response to the Department of Justice's decision not defend the Election Assistance Commission in the case League of Women Voters v. Newby by consenting to an injunction against the Commission:  "Americans expect that only those eligible to exercise the right to vote will be participating in our 2016 national elections, yet the Obama Administration's lackeys at Attorney General Loretta Lynch's Justice Department are doing everything in their power to allow their new illegal alien power base to vote.

High turn out causes chaos at Nevada caucuses.  [Scroll down]  The result comes after an unexpectedly high turn out caused voting chaos across the state, as reports came in of ballot shortages and identifications going unchecked.  Jeremy Hughes, a Nevada strategist for Marco Rubio, told CNN that at his site, many volunteers had failed to check voters IDs, while individuals were reported to be casting multiple ballots.  Elsewhere, Nevada reporter Karen Castro tweeted that one site had ran out of ballots, which left would-be caucus-goers waiting for a resupply.  Ballot shortages had been reported across a number of sites as turn out far exceeded what was predicted.  Voters at Valley High School in Las Vegas described the scenes as 'overwhelming' and 'very disorganized'.

Caucus chaos in Nevada.  It's getting ugly in Nevada, as reporters at the state's Republican caucuses are spotting irregularities, disorganization and violations of caucus rules.  Much of the controversy has centered around caucus personnel.  At some sites, caucus volunteers were accused of failing to require proper voter identification or take other anti-fraud measures — leading to voters casting multiple ballots.  Other areas were plagued by long lines and missing ballots.  And in one precinct, would-be voters reportedly showed to their caucus location to discover the site hadn't been set up at all.

Federal judge chastises DoJ in noncitizen voter registration case.  The Department of Justice shamefully has been trying to default on its duties and allow an action brought by left-wing groups proceed and overturn a ruling that would prevent noncitizens from registering to vote. [...] Judge Leon was not pleased, and he showed it emphatically yesterday [2/22/2016].  In essence, the EAC — an independent commission with equal representation of both political parties — reversed a ruling undertaken by a bureaucrat serving as an acting executive director, and the left-wing groups are asking for a temporary restraining order (TRO) and permanent injunction (PI) preventing the EAC from allowing states to verify citizenship before registering voters (despite the fact that the Constitution gives states the responsibility for determining who may vote).

An Extraordinary Beat-Down for the DOJ.  I attended a hearing on Monday afternoon [2/22/2016] before District of Columbia federal district court Judge Richard J. Leon that was one of the most "extraordinary" federal court hearings I have ever attended, to use Judge Leon's description of the case.  The hearing was over the temporary restraining order (TRO) and preliminary injunction (PI) being sought by the League of Women Voters and a host of other leftist groups to stop the recent decision of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to allow Kansas, Georgia, Alabama, and Arizona to enforce their proof-of-citizenship voter-registration requirement.  This morning, as I predicted would happen in an article on Sunday, the U.S. Justice Department took a dive and filed a pleading in which it not only failed to defend the actions of the EAC, but agreed with the plaintiffs and consented to both a TRO and a PI.  Judge Leon called the pleading "unprecedented" and "extraordinary."

Lawsuit: Obama DOJ Goes to Federal Court to Facilitate Noncitizen Voter Registration.  True the Vote (TTV), the nation's leading voters' rights and election integrity organization, today [2/22/2016] offered comment on a recent lawsuit filed by a collection of progressive interest groups with assistance from the U.S. Department of Justice, intent on removing citizenship verification measures in voter registration.  Litigation was initially triggered after the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) granted the requests of Kansas, Georgia and Alabama to require local users of the National Mail Voter Registration Form to submit documentary proof of U.S. citizenship.

Obama Making Sure Non-Citizens Vote.  While everyone is focused on the fisticuffs of this acrimonious primary, Obama is trying to build a firewall of illegal voters to ensure Democrat victory during the general election.  Through endless immigration, Democrats have already created a high floor of electoral support that is creeping ever closer to a permanent majority.  Now, they are trying tip the balance by stopping states from blocking non-citizens from voting. [...] Remember, there are over 23 million non-citizens residing in this country on a permanent basis.  In 2014, three prominent political scientists conducted a study of non-citizens voting and found that up to 6.4% of all non-citizens participated in the 2008 elections and roughly 14% are eligible to vote.

Illegals will be voting in the 2016 election.  You can bet on it, and it all began in 1993.  In 1993 Bill Clinton and democrats passed what is known as the Motor Voter law. [...] Obama not only is not deporting anyone any more, he is releasing illegal alien criminals to the streets of America.  Voting fraud is a federal offense but any action on such fraud would require action by the Attorney General.  We all know where that will go — absolutely nowhere.  There is no deterrent to illegals committing any voter fraud.  This administration has granted illegal aliens more rights and privileges than American citizens have, including being able to collect back tax credits without having to have paid any taxes.  Biden says illegals are "already Americans."

The Obama Administration Wants to Make Sure Non-Citizens Vote in the Upcoming Election.  Several well-funded organizations — including the League of Women Voters and the NAACP — are fighting efforts to prevent non-citizens from voting illegally in the upcoming presidential election.  And the United States Department of Justice, under the direction of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, is helping them.  On February 12, these groups filed a lawsuit in D.C. federal court seeking to reverse a recent decision by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC).  The Commission's decision allows Kansas and other states, including Arizona and Georgia, to enforce state laws ensuring that only citizens register to vote when they use a federally designed registration form.  An initial hearing in the case is set for Monday afternoon, February 22.

New Hampshire voter-fraud probe into Sanders campaign expands after latest Project Veritas video.  The New Hampshire voter-fraud investigation into Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders' campaign has grown with the release of a second undercover video showing out-of-state staffers saying they exploited the law in order to vote in the Democratic presidential primary.  New Hampshire Assistant Attorney General Stephen G. LaBonte said Thursday [2/18/2016] he had seen both hidden-camera videos released this month by Project Veritas Action, including the latest footage showing top staffers saying they had registered to vote using the campaign office's address in Manchester, an apparent violation of state law.

Hillary Campaign Uses Illegal Aliens To Get Out The Vote In Nevada.  Proudly reported upon by MSNBC ahead of the Nevada Caucus on Saturday, the Hillary Clinton campaign is using illegal aliens to help get out the vote.  MSNBC reporter Jacob Soboroff profiled Cheska Perez, an illegal immigrant who overstayed her visa, in a report for the cable network Thursday [2/18/2016].  Perez is now helping the Clinton campaign by going out canvassing neighborhoods.

Justice Dept. favors ban on proof of citizenship for voter registration.  The Justice Department supports blocking voter registration forms that require proof of citizenship in three states, according to court filings.  The department urged U.S. District Judge Richard Leon on Monday [2/22/2016] to issue a preliminary injunction to prevent Kansas, Alabama and Georgia from using the forms.  The injunction was requested by the League of Women Voters, which is suing the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission over the forms.

Activists Ask Judge to Block States From Requiring Proof of US Citizenship to Vote.  A group of voting rights activists is up in arms after the executive director of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) told elections officials in three states that they could require residents to provide documented proof of U.S. citizenship when using federal forms to register to vote.  On Wednesday [2/17/2016], the coalition filed a complaint in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia asking a federal judge for a temporary restraining order blocking the changes in Alabama, Georgia and Kansas.  "Voters have been using the Federal Form to register without having to comply with a documentary proof of citizenship requirement for over two decades, but the Executive Director's sudden unilateral changes to the Federal Form — implemented without public notice — ratchet up the requirements for registering to vote at the last-minute, mere weeks before primary elections and a presidential caucus in the affected states," according to the complaint.

Felon Voting in Maryland Just in Time for the Election — and Plenty of Hypocrisy.  Unfortunately for the law-abiding citizens of Maryland, on February 9 the state legislature overrode Governor Larry Hogan's veto of a bill allowing felons to register and vote the moment they are out of prison — even if they are still on parole or probation and haven't paid any required restitution to their victims or other court costs and fines.  The law will take effect in 30 days, just in time for about 44,000 felons to register and vote in the April 26 Maryland primary.  Using the usual argument of those who support allowing felons to vote as soon as they are released, Thomas V. Miller (D), the president of the Maryland Senate, said that felons are "people who have returned to society, repaid their debt to society ... [and] we want to reincorporate them into society ... We want them to be able to hold their head high, and that's what this is all about."  But is this what it is really all about, or is it just an attempt to get more voters that favor his political party to the polls?

New O'Keefe Video Shows How Easy It Is To Commit Voter Fraud In New Hampshire.  Explosive new video released by muckraking journalist James O'Keefe exposes just how easy it is for non-residents to vote in New Hampshire's primary, despite a change in the state's laws aimed at curbing voter fraud.  The video — which was shared exclusively with The Daily Caller — shows poll workers advising undercover journalists working for O'Keefe's Project Veritas Action (PVA) how to skirt the rules in order to vote as non-residents.  The damning video also shows Bernie Sanders campaign staffers encouraging undercover journalists to claim false addresses in order to vote in the primary.

Hillary Steals Obama's 2008 Playbook: Minority Support, Voter Fraud.  Eight years ago, Hillary Clinton watched as Barack Obama crushed her dreams, then used her body as a stepping stone to the presidency.  Now, she has determined that she will become Obama.  Hillary rightfully should have won the 2008 primaries — she had all the advantages on her side.  She didn't, because Barack Obama seized it from her arthritic hands thanks to three distinct phenomena:  wildly disproportionate support from the minority community, a friendly media unwilling to ask tough questions, and voter fraud.  Hillary has learned her lesson.

Voter Fraud: We See Dead People.  It's true, folks. Patriot sister Sharron "Braveheart" Angle has taken on battling voter fraud, sounding the alarm that it is running rampant in America.  What good is winning the hearts and minds of voters if we allow Democrats to steal elections?  Sharron suffered the devastation of election corruption when she almost defeated Harry Reid in 2010.  Illegals voted for Harry Reid.  There is evidence that Reid possibly stole the election from Sharron Angle using dead voters, people in prison, and illegals. [...] Remember the Black Panther Party thugs who stood outside the polls armed with clubs?  Though they were charged with voter intimidation, Obama's DOJ arrogantly and without apology outrageously dropped the charges because the perpetrators were black.

Counties Nationwide Put on Notice About Ineligible and Non-Citizen Voters.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) has put 37 counties on notice across the United States that they have an implausible number of voter registrations.  PILF has sent 37 statutory notice letters to county officials in six states. [...] The notice letters state that it appears they are violating the NVRA because they are not properly maintaining the voter rolls.  The NVRA (known as Motor Voter) requires state and local election officials to properly maintain voter rolls to ensure that only eligible voters are registered to vote.  Letters [...] were sent to election officials in Colorado, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.  Publically-available data show that the counties either have more registered voters than eligible living citizens, or a number of registrants that is implausibly high.

Group Threatens Lawsuits Against 37 Counties with Suspicious Voter Rolls.  A public interest law firm has threatened to bring lawsuits against more than 30 counties across the United States that have either more registered voters than eligible citizens, or a number of registrants that is implausibly high, the second such wave of notice letters sent by the group to various counties.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation, an election integrity group based in Indiana, sent the statutory notice letters on Jan. 19 to election officials spanning 37 counties in six different states.  The group says that by failing to purge names from the rolls, the counties are failing to comply with the National Voter Registration Act.  "Voter rolls across America contain substantial numbers of ineligible voters, resulting in the possible disenfranchisement of legally eligible voters via ballot dilution that threatens to taint the integrity of the election process," the notice letters says.

SB 450 Mandates All Registered Voters be Mailed a Ballot — Fraud to be Rampant.  Under this bill the Registrar of Voters of your county will be mandated to send a ballot to your home — even if you do not want it, do not intend to vote or died a few years ago but still on the roles [sic].  Should the bill pass[,] watch the thefts from mailboxes skyrocket[.]  Thieves working with campaigns will be able to steal ballots.

Islamic Coalition Responds To Terrorist Attacks By Calling For Massive Muslim Voter Drive.  A coalition of U.S.-based Muslim groups claiming that anti-Muslim backlash is on the rise in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino hopes to register one million people to vote before the 2016 election as part of a "civic empowerment initiative."  Oussama Jammal, the secretary general of the U.S. Council on Muslim Organizations, also announced in a press conference held Monday [12/21/2015] at the National Press Club that the group will "seek to increase emergency preparedness for Islamic institutions and individuals to address the rising number of incidents of hate crimes that are unfortunately happening nationwide."

Officials found guilty in Obama, Clinton ballot petition fraud.  A jury in South Bend, Indiana has found that fraud put President Obama and Hillary Clinton on the presidential primary ballot in Indiana in the 2008 election.  Two Democratic political operatives were convicted Thursday night [12/17/2015] in the illegal scheme after only three hours of deliberations.  They were found guilty on all counts.

The Editor says...
Notice that it took seven years to get the case to the jury, and only three hours to deliberate the obvious.

Democrats call Ohio's purgings of voter rolls too aggressive.  Ohio House Democrats and some liberal advocacy groups want to put an end to the state's purging of people from voter-registration rolls just because they move within the state or have not voted for a few years.  But Secretary of State Jon Husted's office says Ohio is following federal law when it clears inactive voters off the rolls.  Rep. Kathleen Clyde, D-Kent, says Ohio is too aggressive in purging people from the voter rolls.  It has removed 2 million names over the past five years.  Husted's office said that total includes more than 400,000 deceased voters.

The 2016 ballot wars begin.  Voting doesn't begin for another two months but some presidential candidates have already failed their first big ballot test — actually getting on the ballot in all 50 states.  The business of getting a candidate's name on the ballot is a costly and complex endeavor, a major drain of money and manpower that threatens to weed out the most underfunded campaigns and strain the others in what remains a historically unwieldy Republican field.  Some states require thousands of signatures to qualify; others charge tens of thousands of dollars.

Seattle gives cash to voters to spend on campaign donations.  Many voters don't have the money to donate to political candidates or don't care enough to bother.  But what if the government gave them $100 to dole out as they saw fit?

North Texas woman arrested for voter fraud.  Rosa Maria Ortega 35, was booked into the Tarrant County Jail last week on a $10,000 bond and has bonded out, local records show.  Ortega, who has been identified as a legal resident of Mexico, allegedly voted in person during the November 2012 general election and the May 2014 Republican primary runoff in Dallas County "when she knew she was not a United States citizen," according to a Tarrant County grand jury indictment and other records.

Can cheap drinks get young adults to vote? One group thinks it's worth a shot.  Are young people more likely to vote if given wristbands outside polling stations that entitle them to discount drinks at nearby bars?  That's the question L. Henry Pratt will try to answer Tuesday [11/3/2015], when he hosts an Election Day bar crawl in Arlington's millennial-rich Clarendon neighborhood.

The Editor says...
Obviously, if your intent is to buy Democrat votes, you would use condoms, liquor and marijuana as inducements.  If they're giving away ammunition, MREs, and haircuts, they're probably trying to attract conservatives.  On the other hand, conservatives generally don't put their votes up for sale.

Allegations of voter fraud in Chinatown surface — again.  The San Francisco district attorney's office is investigating allegations of voter fraud in low-income housing operated by the Chinatown Community Development Center.  The Asian Pacific Democratic Club last week filed a complaint with the city's Department of Elections after hearing several accounts from elderly Chinese voters about having their ballots taken by a pair of women who support former Supervisor Aaron Peskin in his campaign to unseat Supervisor Julie Christensen.  The Asian Pacific Democratic Club has endorsed Christensen.  The elections department has turned the matter over to the district attorney.

Automatic voter registration plan draws cheers, concerns.  Illinois Senate Democrats have proposed a plan to automatically register qualified residents to vote when they apply for a driver's license or some other form of state ID unless they decline.

Report: Limitless Immigration Creating Permanent Democrat Majority.  Highlights:
  •   Over the past 18 years, the U.S. has admitted over roughly 700,000-800,000 citizens into our voting population every year, with a few years reaching 1 million.
  •   Between 1989-2013, the U.S. has admitted 25.3 million legal permanent residents.
  •   During a comparable 25-year period at the height of the Great Wave, from 1900-1924, only 16.8 million green cards were issued.  The current wave has been 66% larger than the Great Wave in terms of green cards issued.
  •   While the immigration wave of the modern era was 66% larger than the Great Wave, the "naturalization wave" underway is 329% greater.
  •   3.52 million immigrants have been naturalized in California since 1996, roughly one-fourth of the total naturalizations nationwide.
  •   According to a 2012 survey, current immigrants favor Democrats over Republicans by almost 4-1.
  •   A number of critical states have doubled or tripled their immigrant population over the past few decades, which in turn has helped Democrats create a "blue firewall" in the Electoral College.

Jerry Brown Cooks Up A Recipe For California Voter Fraud.  Just months after handing out California driver's licenses to illegals, Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a law to automatically register every driver to vote.  Supposedly, it's to raise turnout.  More likely, it's inviting fraud.  So how does opening up U.S. presidential elections to the votes of any of the citizens of El Salvador, Armenia, Mexico or China sound?  Foreigners have complained for years about wanting to vote in U.S. elections and in California.  And now they may get their wish — unless California's Gov. Jerry Brown is somehow kept from enacting AB 1461, a bill to automatically register every recipient of a California driver's license to vote.

Non-Citizens Will Now Vote in At Least One State.  Governor Jerry Brown just sold out the American vote in California.  He signed a new version of the Motor Voter Act that will register every eligible California citizen who acquires a driver's license or renews a license at the Department of Motor Vehicles to vote.  This is after he made all illegal aliens eligible for diver's licenses.  Eleven states allow illegal aliens to get driver's licenses.

Gov. Brown Approves Automatic Voter Registration at DMV for Californians.  Targeting California's recent record-low voter turnout, Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed a measure that would eventually allow Californians to be automatically registered to vote when they go to the DMV to obtain or renew a driver's license.  The measure, which would also allow Californians to opt out of registering, was introduced in response to the dismal 42% turnout in the November 2014 statewide election.

California opens the door to more voter fraud with new motor voter law.  California's Governor had a busy weekend, breaking out his pen and signing nearly two dozen bills into law.  Most of them centered on the voting process in the Golden State, but while liberals are taking a victory lap there are hints that these maneuvers are going to signal trouble down the line.  The big ticket item in the legislative package was the "New Motor Voter Law."  This brainstorm will make voter registration automatic for any person receiving a new driver's license or renewing an existing one.

Ben Carson Jumps Shark: Open to Federal Control Over State Elections.  Ben Carson is a good guy.  He'd make a great secretary of Health and Human Services.  But after what he told CNN today [10/8/2015], no constitutional conservative should support him for president.  For a change Jeb Bush was right and Ben Carson was dead wrong.  Carson told CNN that he is open to reviving federal control over state elections through the Voting Rights Act.

Dem pol arrested after slapping TV reporter who asked about vote fraud.  We constantly hear from Democrats that there is no serious vote fraud in the United States, so we don't need photo ID.  Yet for some reason, it appears that when asked about specific allegations, a sensitive nerve is touched.  Consider what happened to WTVY reporter Lance Griffin when he approached Dothan, AL District 2 commissioner Amos Newsome as he was leaving a Dothan City Commission yesterday [10/6/2015].

Illegal Immigrants Could Elect Hillary.  Illegal immigrants — along with other noncitizens without the right to vote — may pick the 2016 presidential winner.  Thanks to the unique math undergirding the Electoral College, the mere presence of 11-12 million illegal immigrants and other noncitizens here legally may enable them to swing the election from Republicans to Democrats.  The right to vote is intended to be a singular privilege of citizenship. [...]

Seattle to vote on 'democracy vouchers' next month.  In November, Seattle voters will go to the polls with the opportunity to create a first-in-the-country system of publicly financed city elections. [...] If voters decide to adopt it, candidate participation would be voluntary, as mandated by the Supreme Court for all public financing programs.  Candidates would first need to reach a minimum number of donations under $100, which varies by office sought, to qualify for the program.  To be able to receive "democracy vouchers," participating candidates would have to agree to strict spending caps, a lower limit on private campaign contributions, a ban on fundraising for any independent group that would spend money on elections and to take part in at least three public debates.

Fixing elections, automatically.  If you think that the politicians who now run our government are bad, how about a system with leaders chosen by people too lazy even to register to vote?  That's the goal of leftist groups that are pushing "automatic registration" while opposing common-sense election safeguards like photo voter ID laws and citizenship requirements.  The process got going in 1993, when Bill Clinton signed his first piece of legislation, the National Voter Registration Act, better known as Motor Voter.

Hillary Campaign Workers 'Run' from Questions About Election Law Violations.  A brand new James O'Keefe video shows Hillary Clinton campaign workers retreating from questions that the campaign could have violated election laws in its voter-registration efforts.  O'Keefe recently captured Clinton campaign worker and Nevada immigration lawyer Christina Gupana appearing to condone and encourage what appear to be Clinton volunteers and staffers to ignore and knowingly violate Nevada's voter registration laws.

43 States Will Use Outdated Voting Machines in 2016.  Forty-three states will use outdated electronic voting machines when people head to the polls in 2016, potentially leaving the door open to various problems including the possibility of crashes and lost votes, according to a new study.  The Brennan Center for Justice, a nonpartisan public policy and law institute, spent 10 months putting together independent research on electronic voting machines around the country and conducted interviews with over 100 election officials and specialists in all 50 states.  According to the group, core components in voting machines that were purchased since 2000 have an expected lifespan between 10 to 20 years, with most systems having an expiration date closer to the 10-year-mark.

How an Alabama Woman Used Voter Fraud to Get Her Boyfriend Elected.  In Dothan, Ala., the verdict is in:  it was election fraud.  Last week, a jury convicted 66-year-old Olivia Reynolds on 24 felony counts of absentee ballot fraud in the contested 2013 election for the Dothan City Commission.  Reynolds worked on the re-election campaign for District 2 incumbent Amos Newsome.  During the tainted 2013 election, she forged and altered enough absentee ballots to guarantee victory for her boss and boyfriend.  The verdict will only come as a shock to those who still insist that voter fraud simply doesn't exist in the U.S.  In 2013, Newsome narrowly won reelection to his office, besting challenger Lamesa Danzey by a scant 14 votes.

Nevada Election Officials Investigating Hillary Campaign.  Top election officials in the state of Nevada are investigating the Hillary Clinton campaign official who was snared in the latest James O'Keefe video, Breitbart News has exclusively learned.  Nevada attorney Christina Gupana, who is managing voter-registration efforts for the Clinton campaign in the key state of Nevada, was the unwitting star of O'Keefe's undercover sting video this week. Gupana was caught on film apparently conspiring to violate election laws.  Now top state officials are investigating the matter.

O'Keefe Strikes Again: Undercover Video Purports to Show Hillary Campaign Violating Election Law.  An undercover video published Thursday [9/10/2015] by James O'Keefe's Project Veritas purports to show Nevada-based Hillary Clinton campaign staffers and volunteers ignoring and knowingly violating Nevada's voter registration laws.  Moreover, the video appears to show that this conduct is being condoned and encouraged by a local attorney who works for the Clinton campaign.

8 Texas counties list more voters than residents.  No law prevents localities from having more registered voters than voting-age residents, and eight Texas counties do.  Now a vote-watch group accuses the counties of violating the National Voting Rights Act by failing to purge dead, duplicate and ineligible voters.  "We are deeply concerned (that) voter rolls contain substantial numbers of ineligible voters," True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht stated in a letter to the eight Texas counties.

Is Ohio the Next Home Of Hanging Chads?  Politicians and advocates are waging similar battles across the country, but the stakes may be highest [in Ohio], in perhaps the most important of swing states on the national electoral map.  With voting laws in flux and funding a for better voting technology a constant struggle nationwide, two central questions remain just 14 months before Election Day:  who will be able to vote, and will all their votes be counted accurately?

Democrat Voter Fraud: 21 States Have More Voters on the Rolls Than People Alive.  141 counties in 21 states have more voters on the voter rolls than they have citizens living there a new report finds.  Scores of counties have been put on notice about corrupted voter rolls.

Yes, Really: 141 Counties Have More Registered Voters Than People Alive.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation, of which PJ Media's J. Christian Adams is president, has done admirable work in convincing the country that voter fraud is a widespread problem and an embarrassment to the country.  We need clean voter rolls and Voter ID now, and an end to this cavalier attitude towards securing our fundamental right.

Black Skin Privilege: Justifying Voter Fraud.  Black Americans today receive preferential treatment in the realm of elections and voting rights because the Left needs them to acquire and keep political power.  To left-wingers it's 1815, not 2015. Blacks today are unquestionably full citizens unhindered by officially-sanctioned discrimination, but to the Left there are still crosses burning in front of black families' houses while residents cower in terror inside.  It's a nefarious but brilliant strategy that relies on Republican cowardice.

Obama: Voting Fraud Not a 'Real Problem,' Nobody Votes Using Somebody Else's Name.  Thursday [8/6/2015] at a ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act at the White House, President Barack Obama laughed as he said that voter fraud is not a "real problem" because "nobody wakes up and says I'm going to go vote in somebody else's name."

Counties Are Failing to Keep Voter Rolls Clean.  You've likely heard of the "Motor Voter" act passed in the early 90's, but you may not recall the specifics of the law.  Called the "National Voter Registration Act", it was touted as a means of making voter registration easier.  Congress created a standardized federal registration form and, among other things, required states to promote voter registration including, enter the nickname, when someone applies for a driver's license.  A lesser-known provision of the Act requires local election officials to maintain the voter registration lists regularly.  In short, the officials must make reasonable efforts to ensure that the voter lists are as accurate as possible.  This includes seemingly-obvious steps such as removing deceased voters as well as those who have moved away.

FEC head suggests fixing agency by firing everyone except her.  The chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission has a novel idea for reforming the turbulent agency she leads:  Fire everyone — except for her.  Ann Ravel, the Democratic head of the commission, pitched the plan during a recent conference.

5 Examples of Voter Fraud across America.  Contrary to the assertions of many, voter fraud is not a myth.  It is a stark reality that exists nationwide, from the rural counties of Georgia to the urban centers of New York.  The Heritage Foundation has documented nearly 250 cases where nefarious citizens, officials, candidates and campaign operatives conspired to commit vote fraud, compromising the integrity of our elections to achieve their ideological goals.  That list is just a tiny sampling of voter fraud, and it keeps growing.

Mummified Michigan woman who died six years ago managed to vote in 2010.  The woman whose death went unnoticed for six years somehow voted in Michigan's 2010 gubernatorial election.  Mummified remains were discovered in the Pontiac home belonging to 49-year-old Pia Farrenkopf last week, when a contractor was dispatched to the property when it went into foreclosure.  The remains found in the backseat of a jeep parked in the home's garage have not been positively identified yet, but authorities believe the body belongs to Farrenkopf.

How A Red Diaper Baby President Is Rigging Future Elections With Illegal Immigrants.  In January, 2012, the Sentinel posted an article about why illegal immigration is more than welcomed by Democrats; even the immigration of criminal illegals, and especially families is encouraged.  If drug cartels and terrorists exploit the situation, it's not a concern because the end goal is what matters.  One obvious reason is because they will one day vote and they support Democrats by a margin of 8 to 1, but it's not only that.  It is a fact that the U.S. Census Bureau counts illegal aliens because the law states the census "'is required by the U.S. Constitution to count everyone living in this country, regardless of immigration or citizenship status.'"  It's interesting that a party that strongly advocates for a "living Constitution" wants to stick with this definition despite the rampant illegal immigration and the effect it has in making illegal aliens a strong political and economic power in the United States. [...] These statistics are used to apportion our 435 congressional districts.

'Doping the vote' in South Texas triggers federal indictments.  "(The politiqueras) took voters to their weed man after voting," Logan Churchwell, a spokesman for True the Vote, told Watchdog.org.  Trafficking in petty cash and dime bags, politiqueras round up voters for South Texas candidates, nearly all Democrats.  The pay-for-ballot activity has resulted in 11 federal indictments so far.  Republicans are turning up the heat on state Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa, a Brownsville resident and longtime political kingmaker in the Rio Grande Valley.  "He needs to come clean with the people of Texas (about whether he) personally participated in the corrupt practice of using politiqueras to commit voter fraud," said state GOP Chairman Tom Mechler.

Obama Wants To Free More Felons, Give Them The Vote.  What timing. Since Trump and Steinle we are hearing daily reports about the crimes committed by criminals who have been released by the government.  And, of course, now there is the 'El Chapo' escape.  And yet Obama and Hillary want to release even more criminals upon the American public.

Political Momentum Builds for Ending a Scourge on Democracy.  Manipulating political boundaries every ten years clogs up court dockets, unleashes raw political forces, and breeds cynicism everywhere in the nation.  There have been 219 cases involving state legislative and congressional redistricting since 2010, and that does not include another wave of lawsuits over municipal and county redistricting.  Professor Justin Levitt, of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, tracks court cases exposing our nation's troubled history with redistricting, which has essentially morphed to match the definition of the term "gerrymandering" as legislative districts are often drawn to please politicians, not voters.

In Rio Grande Valley, Some Campaign Workers Are Paid To Harvest Votes.  A new FBI anti-corruption task force is trying to clean up the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.  According to the Justice Department, in 2013, more public officials were convicted for corruption in South Texas than in any other region of the country.  One of the practices the task force is looking at is vote-stealing.  They're called politiqueras — a word unique to the border that means campaign worker.  It's a time-honored tradition down in the land of grapefruit orchards and Border Patrol checkpoints.  If a local candidate needs dependable votes, he or she goes to a politiquera.

DC Wants To Give Non-Citizens The Right To Vote.  District of Columbia council members voiced their support Wednesday [7/8/2015] for a new law that would allow non-citizens to vote in local elections.  "These are residents who are well on their paths to citizenship," Councilman David Grosso said.  "Unfortunately not all of our residents have a say in the politicians who are elected to represent them."  The bill would allow permanent residents in the city who are not American citizens to vote in elections for mayor, city council, the attorney general and State Board of Education members, among other things.

Supreme Court makes it easy for illegal aliens to sign up to vote.  First, Obama refused to obey the courts to put a halt to illegal immigration and now this.  This is indeed a very, very big deal.  It virtually allows anyone to vote.  You don't have to prove who you are or where you are from. [...] This means you could vote endless times.  It also means that the Marxists can bring foreigners in to rig the vote anywhere they want.

Voting-Rights Advocates Get Win at Supreme Court.  Monday's big election law news came from the Supreme Court's penultimate decision of the term upholding Arizona's congressional districts.  But before handing down its last three decisions, the court made voting-rights advocates happy by deciding not to review a different election case.  "Arizona citizens can continue to participate in voter registration drives without worrying about not having proof of citizenship documents," Shirley Sandelands of the League of Women Voters of Arizona said in a statement Monday [6/29/2015].

Supremes: citizenship not necessary for voter registration.  In a commonsense decision, the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a case that decided that people registering to vote in federal election don't have to prove their citizenship.  That means that people registering to vote won't be bullied into proving citizenship, which now seems to be an irrelevant criterion for voting. [...] As for me, I find this decision quite exciting.  Why should people registering to vote have to prove anything?  Why should they have to even prove their identity?  Why can't they register their children to vote, or their dog or cat or pet rock or whatever?  Sure, you could make someone prove he's an adult, and hasn't registered elsewhere, but wouldn't that be too much hoop-jumping?

States Seeking Voter Citizenship Proof Denied by U.S. Supreme Court.  The U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider letting states require evidence of citizenship when people register to vote for federal elections, rejecting an appeal from Arizona and Kansas.  The rebuff is a victory for the Obama administration and voting- and minority-rights groups that battled the two states in court.  It leaves intact a decision by a U.S. agency that blocked the states from requiring proof of citizenship for voters in federal elections.  It's the second high court defeat on the issue for Arizona.  The state has a law that requires evidence of citizenship, but the Supreme Court ruled in 2013 that it couldn't be enforced when people use a standard registration document known as the "federal form" to register to vote for Congress and the president.

Kobach v. United States Election Assistance Commission:
Great Supreme Court News (for voter fraud and open borders).  The Supreme Court today [6/29/2015] refused to accept a case which sought to allow states to supplement a federal voter registration form so as to require proof of citizenship to vote.  Such proof is particularly important given how freely many states are handing out drivers licenses to illegal immigrants, and the Obama administration's unilateral implementation of quasi-amnesty deferrals (some of which were stopped in court). It's just not enough anymore that someone is here legally (or at least, is not being deported).

Overhaul would allow voters to cast ballots online, early.  New Jersey residents could register to vote online or be automatically enrolled when they apply for a driver's license under an election law overhaul that is intended to boost dwindling turnout.

Hack the vote: Cyber experts say ballot machines easy targets.  Voter fraud is nearly as old as elections themselves, and different states and precincts use different voting systems and machines.  But in many cases, even the electronic ballots could be manipulated remotely, according to a new report by the Commonwealth Security and Risk Management for the Virginia Information Technologies Agency.  That report found that the AVS WINVote machines Virginia has used since 2002 have such flimsy security that an amateur hacker could change votes from outside a polling location.

Clinton Gets Everything Wrong on Voting.  Hillary Clinton made so many false assertions about voting in the speech she gave at Texas Southern University that it's hard to know where to start.  Contrary to her contention, no "barriers" are being imposed on eligible Americans that prevent them from easily registering and voting in our elections.  Let's examine Clinton's claims in light of the facts.

Hack the vote: Cyber experts say ballot machines easy targets.  Voter fraud is nearly as old as elections themselves, and different states and precincts use different voting systems and machines.  But in many cases, even the electronic ballots could be manipulated remotely, according to a new report by the Commonwealth Security and Risk Management for the Virginia Information Technologies Agency.  That report found that the AVS WINVote machines Virginia has used since 2002 have such flimsy security that an amateur hacker could change votes from outside a polling location.

Hillary's Millions.  Hillary Rodham Clinton jumped aboard the "voter suppression" express while in Texas on Friday [6/5/2015], claiming that "Republicans are systematically and deliberately trying to stop millions of American citizens from voting."  As proof of this outlandish charge, she cited several governors who have tightened voter rules and worked to keep voter rolls up to date.

Hillary's plans to stuff the ballot box in 2016.  Hillary Clinton has laid out her game plan for winning back the White House for herself and her husband next year.  Let's hope Republicans were paying attention.  She apparently decided it won't be enough to rely on the 66 million people who voted twice for Barack Obama, many of whom are disillusioned by the failure of "hope and change."  Obama promised an end to wars in the Middle East, a more prosperous economy for the average American and more harmonious race relations, but all three problems have only gotten worse.  Seeing as Clinton won't have the youthful exuberance that propelled Obama to his unlikely double victory, she plans to build a whole new electorate out of people who didn't vote for Obama.

Poll: 13% of Illegal Aliens ADMIT They Vote.  As we always knew, California and American elections are filled with fraud and corruption.  Thanks to a new poll, we now know that approximately 13% of illegal aliens vote.  Since they are already criminals, stealing ID's or using phony ID's.  [...] Since they can not be deported or jailed, they have nothing to lose.  Obama is protecting these law breakers.  Could this be why real citizens don't vote — the illegal aliens outvote them?  Worse, in close elections illegal aliens can make the difference.  Corruption?  Look at the ballot box.  In fact, they could have elected a President and Senator!

Hillary to Call for Expansion of Early Voting Scam Nationwide.  In whatever universe the Democrats are inhabiting, the two most difficult things to do seem to be getting an ID or reading a calendar to plan for 30 minutes at the polls.  While I don't think it helps much to immediately dismiss people on the other side of the political aisle as stupid, the Democrats keep asking us to treat them that way.  The notion that current early voting laws are "restrictive" is laughable.

Poll Shows Noncitizens Can Shape Elections.  A poll by John McLaughlin confirms again we may have a significant problem with noncitizens participating illegally in our elections.  Based on a sample survey of 800 Hispanics in 2013, McLaughlin found that of foreign-born respondents who were registered voters, 13 percent admitted they were not United States citizens. [...] In 2014, a study released by three professors at Old Dominion University and George Mason University, based on survey data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, estimated 6.4 percent of noncitizens voted illegally in the 2008 presidential election and 2.2 percent voted in the 2010 midterm congressional elections.

Hillary Clinton Lawyer Accuses Wisconsin of Trying to Suppress the Vote.  Hillary Rodham Clinton's top campaign lawyer has filed a second voter-access lawsuit accusing a Republican-led state of trying to suppress the vote — this time in Wisconsin, home to Scott Walker, the governor and likely Republican 2016 presidential candidate.  Marc Elias, the general counsel for the Clinton campaign and an election law expert, filed the suit in federal court on Friday [5/29/2015].

Big Impact Is Possible From New Court Case On One man, One Vote.  Hang on to your hats, New Yorkers.  That's the word in the wake of this week's decision of the United States Supreme Court to take a new look at the meaning of the constitutional mantra of "one man, one vote."  It could ignite an earthquake in American politics.  The case — known as Evenwel v. Abbott — is arising from Texas.  It's about whether voting power has to be apportioned equally by general population or by eligible voters.  The impact could extend way beyond the Lone Star State, shifting political power away from cities.

Clinton's top campaign lawyer challenges Ohio voting laws.  In a sign that Hillary Clinton's camp already is gearing up for battle in the crucial swing state of Ohio, Clinton's top campaign lawyer has launched a court challenge to Ohio voting laws, claiming that they are designed to suppress potential minority and young voters.  The laws, passed by a Republican legislature and signed by GOP Gov. John Kasich, "were designed to and will disproportionately burden specific populations, including African-Americans, Latinos and young people — each of which are, not coincidentally, core Democratic constituencies," the complaint says.

Vote Fraud: What They Aren't Telling You.  Vote fraud and electronic ballot machines have been one of my pet issues and crusades since 1993.  I find it ironic that the ones making the most noise about this are the Democrats, bona fide experts when it comes to vote fraud.  There was vote fraud in the March 1996 primary when I ran as a Republican against the nitwit incumbent, Congressman Wally Herger.  Just one of the many things that happened:  While I was legally on the ballot, in the largest county in the district, my name didn't even appear on the ballot in one of the biggest precincts!  When all was said and done, the Secretary of State, Republican Bill Jones, refused to investigate and in his short, terse letter to me said if I didn't like the outcome of the election, sue the state.  By that time, the vote had been certified and it was all over.  At that point I realized the "Grand Old Party" wasn't interested in the truth or fair elections, the party was over, I kissed the GOP good bye and have never regretted my decision.

Obama Cheapens the Legacy of Our Fallen Heroes.  They died defending our country. They died that their sons and daughters and loved ones would be safe in their country.  They died that their sons and daughters and loved ones rights and privileges as citizens would be preserved — life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  And now Obama is cheapening their sacrifice.  By administrative legislation, Obama is attempting to give the most precious right of citizenship — the right to vote — to illegals who don't [care] about the sacrifices of our fallen heroes.

Australia government attacks researchers who reveal online election flaws.  A security flaw in New South Wales' Internet voting system may have left as many as 66,000 votes vulnerable to interception and manipulation in a recent election, according to security researchers.  Despite repeated assurances from the Electoral Commission that all Internet votes are "fully encrypted and safeguarded," six days into online voting, Michigan Computer Science Professor J. Alex Halderman and University of Melbourne Research Fellow Vanessa Teague discovered a FREAK flaw that could allow an attacker to intercept votes and inject their own code to change those votes, all without leaving any trace of the manipulation.  (FREAK stands for Factoring RSA Export Keys and refers to the exploitation of a weakness in the SSL/TLS protocol that allows attackers to force browsers to use weak encryption keys.)  But instead of taking the researchers' message to heart, officials instead attacked the messengers.

Virginia decertified WinVote voting system.  The Virginia State Board of Elections decertified the AVS WinVote machine, after releasing a brief but damning report on the vulnerabilities.  Among the items they identified are:
  •   The machines use an unpatched version of Windows from 2004.
  •   The machines use the WEP protocol for WiFi encryption, which has been broken for over a decade.
  •   The machines use a hardwired WEP encryption key ("abcde").
  •   Even if configured to disable the wireless communication, the machines allow numerous services, including file services.
  •   The adminstrator password is "admin", which can't be changed through the user interface provided to the election administrator.
  •   The database is an obsolete version of Microsoft Access, with a hardwired password of "shoup" (the family that owned the company).

Decertifying the worst voting machine in the US.  If an election was held using the AVS WinVote, and it wasn't hacked, it was only because no one tried.  The vulnerabilities were so severe, and so trivial to exploit, that anyone with even a modicum of training could have succeeded.  They didn't need to be in the polling place — within a few hundred feet (e.g., in the parking lot) is easy, and within a half mile with a rudimentary antenna built using a Pringles can.  Further, there are no logs or other records that would indicate if such a thing ever happened, so if an election was hacked any time in the past, we will never know.

Obama Admin. Won't Let States Ask for Proof of Citizenship — On Voter Registration Form!  Non-citizens are voting in American elections, and the federal government refuses to do anything to stop it.  Worse, the current administration seems to be doing everything they can to prevent the states from trying to stop it.  First, they sued states that asked people to present ID before voting.  Now, the administration will not let states even ask people to establish they are citizens when they register to vote.

California Rings The Mission Bell For Voter Fraud.  A bill to automatically register all drivers is speeding through the California legislature.  In a state that already offers driver's licenses to millions of illegals, this is an invitation to massive fraud.  Advanced by Democrats, Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, AB 1461 automatically registers anyone applying for a California driver's license as a voter in local, state and federal elections.  It's all in the interest of supposedly increasing voter participation.  This has the hideous look of a back-door bill to encourage illegal immigrants to vote in elections they have no right to vote in, in a country they have no loyalty to.

Bill To Register All California Drivers To Vote Advances.  Last month, Oregon Governor Kate Brown received considerable media attention when she put her signature on a new law that automatically registers every licensed driver in the Beaver State to vote.  Here in California, newly-minted Secretary of State Alex Padilla is pushing for the state legislature to follow Oregon's lead.  Padilla is supporting a bill, AB 1461, authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), that would, as in Oregon, require that every person with a driver's license in California be automatically registered to vote.

New mayor of Mo. city met by police, suspended over alleged voter fraud.  The new mayor of a Missouri city had a tough first day on the job when she was met by police at City Hall and informed she had been suspended over allegations of voter fraud.  Betty McCray, the newly elected mayor of the city of Kinloch, was met in the parking lot at City Hall Thursday [4/23/2015] by police officers and the city attorney holding articles of impeachment, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.  "You can't come in as mayor," attorney James Robinson told McCray.  "You have been suspended."

Gillibrand to push for national online voter registration.  Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is introducing legislation to expand online voter registration, which would allow all eligible voters across the country to register online.  The legislation would open online registration to nearly 100 million potential registrants who currently are without it, according to an announcement from her office on Saturday [4/25/2015].

The Editor says...
It's a great idea, except that the internet is already full of hackers, scam artists, hoaxes, and identity thieves.

Steve King: Obama 'importing millions' of illegal immigrants to boost Dem vote.  Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Thursday [4/16/2015] said President Obama is using his executive actions to swell the ranks of Democratic voters with illegal immigrants.  "To put it simply, the president is importing millions of illegal aliens who when they arrive here he thinks, and he's right, they are undocumented Democrats, and so the next phase of this is to document these Democrats so they can vote," he said on Virginia's "John Fredericks Show" radio program, according to BuzzFeed.

The Big Security Flaw In NSW Online Voting.  If you're one of the 66,000 people from New South Wales who voted in the state election using iVote between Monday March 16 and midday on Saturday March 21, your vote could have been exposed or changed without you knowing.

La Raza Provides Illegal Aliens With Info on Where They Can Vote Illegally.  La Raza, the radical group supporting illegal immigration is providing a map that was created by the Washington Post that explains where people can vote without providing an ID.  This is an effort to circumvent US law and allow illegal  democrats  voters to vote for democrats in an effort to avoid the tsunami due to arrive on November 4th.  Let me point out that under an honest government, La Raza would be considered a co-defendant in any trial involving an illegal alien voting.  Already there are fears that illegals voting can swing close elections for the Senate.

The Largest, Best Funded Voter Fraud Operation in US History Happening Before Your Eyes.  Within the first couple of months of Obama's illegal immigration executive, at least ninety thousand Social Security cards were issued to illegal aliens. [...] Social Security cards are keys of the kingdom to illegal aliens.  With them, they are able to access a number of all sorts of benefits, including the Earned Income Tax Credit, Social Security disability payments or Social Security's supplemental income program.  The senators also want to know how much in benefits these illegals have collected.  The senators have yet to connect the dots in Obama's real scheme.

Voter fraud in Israel: Obama and his thugs must be in town.  It looks as if Obama and his party operatives really brought the whole Democrat playbook to Israel.

Obama calls for mandatory voting in U.S..  President Obama, whose party was trounced in last year's midterm election due to poor turnout among Democrats, endorsed the idea of mandatory voting Wednesday [3/18/2015].  "It would be transformative if everybody voted," Mr. Obama said during a town-hall event in Cleveland.  "That would counteract [campaign] money more than anything.  If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country."  Mr. Obama raised the subject during a discussion of curbing the influence of campaign donations in U.S. elections.  The president said he had never discussed the idea publicly before, but said Australia and some other countries have compulsory voting.

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Which countries enforce mandatory voting?  Lists can be found here and here.

E-voting in Australia.  On 28 March, New South Wales goes to the polls.  This is notable for two reasons:  not only is it expected to be a tight contest, with two conservative governments in two other states falling after just one term in several months, but it also sees the introduction of e-voting.

Oregon is first state to adopt automatic voter registration.  Under the legislation, every adult citizen in Oregon who has interacted with the Department of Motor Vehicles since 2013 but hasn't registered to vote will receive a ballot in the mail at least 20 days before the next statewide election.  The measure is expected to add about 300,000 new voters to the rolls.

Democrats Plan To Win Elections With Illegal Alien Votes.  The Obama Democrats have an audacious scheme for winning future elections.  They just plan to import 5 million non-citizens and credential them as voters who will, in gratitude, vote Democratic.  The way this devious formula works is stunningly simple.  Just get the new Republican Congress (under Speaker John Boehner and Sen. Mitch McConnell) to pass a full-funding bill for Homeland Security without any exception for the funding of Obama's illegal executive amnesty, which will allow Obama to give work permits, Social Security numbers and driver's licenses to 5 million illegal aliens.

Is it okay for Obama to Ignore the Constitution?  Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama thinks it's permissible to rewrite federal statutes, like immigration laws and ObamaCare's employer mandate and signup deadlines.  Example:  Regarding laws governing U.S. immigration policy, when Obama signed the executive amnesty order barring prosecution (and subsequent deportation) of something like 4 million illegal immigrants, he said "I just took an action to change the law."  He was never concerned that his action was illegal.  He just saw 4 million Democrat voters.

Results of Kentucky election get tossed over vote-buying allegations.  A judge has voided the results of a 2014 Kentucky county election over allegations that votes were bought with driveway gravel and beer money.  Incumbent Democrat Charles "Doc" Hardin tallied a slim 28-vote win over Republican challenger John Montgomery last November in the race for Judge-Executive of Magoffin County in the eastern part of the state, 3,281 to 3,253.  But last week Circuit Judge John David Preston refused to declare Hardin the winner, ruling the election outcome was the result of fraud and bribery, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported the other day.

What Is the Florida Governor Thinking?  Florida Governor Rick Scott has opened the door to illegal aliens voting in Florida elections.  He has decided that Florida will not appeal a ruling that limited the state's ability to remove illegal aliens and non-citizens from Florida's voter rolls.  Even Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi opposes Scott's abandonment of the appeal.  But do non-citizens and illegal aliens actually vote in Florida elections?  Yes, hundreds of times, and more.

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner's (R-WI) Bill Imposes Federal Control Over Virginia, Texas Elections.  Sensenbrenner's bill, H.R. 885, is co-sponsored by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and multiple members of the Congressional Black Caucus.  It revives federal control through the Voting Rights Act over every state election law change.  In 2013, the Supreme Court's Shelby County vs. Holder decision struck down this power as an outdated and unconstitutional relic from a half-century ago.  Texas would also fall under immediate federal control if Sensenbrenner's bill passes.  Other states well on their way to federal oversight include Ohio, Florida, New York, and California.  States such as Louisiana would also fall under immediate federal control.

Ellison: 'I've Often Asked Myself Why You Should Have to Register to Vote'.  Speaking at the U.S. Vote Foundation's Voting and Elections Summit earlier this month, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said "we need to make voting easier," and "I've often asked myself why you should have to register to vote."  In his remarks in the opening keynote address, Ellison said, "Now I also think we need to make voting easier.  It should be easier.  In other countries it's easier.  Why should voting be so difficult?  Tuesday?  Who thought that up?  I mean the fact is, is that there's wide variation in when people can vote.  You can't necessarily register to vote on Election Day.  I've often asked myself why you should have to register to vote.  Why shouldn't it be automatic."

Obama amnesty creates loophole for illegal immigrants to vote in elections.  President Obama's temporary deportation amnesty will make it easier for illegal immigrants to improperly register and vote in elections, state elections officials testified to Congress on Thursday [2/12/2015], saying that the driver's licenses and Social Security numbers they will be granted create a major voting loophole.  While stressing that it remains illegal for noncitizens to vote, secretaries of state from Ohio and Kansas said they won't have the tools to sniff out illegal immigrants who register anyway, ignoring stiff penalties to fill out the registration forms that are easily available at shopping malls, motor vehicle bureaus and in curbside registration drives.

Giving Illegals The Vote: How To Wreck A Country.  State officials are warning that President Obama's de facto amnesty easily enables illegals to cast ballots in U.S. elections — effectively canceling out the votes of American citizens.  This is how a republic is wrecked.

Immigration: Obama's executive actions could undermine elections in Ohio.  Our president is bending over backwards to divert resources from those trying to come here legally, and instead unconstitutionally giving taxpayer-funded benefits to illegal immigrants without congressional approval.  But that's just the start.  As with many of the president's actions, there are unintended consequences, and we might be on the verge of seeing one such consequence in my home state of Ohio.

NSA/FBI will want you to "vaccinate" your computer.  Be very, very careful what you wish for.  The exact same arguments for forcing parents to vaccinate their children will be used to force everyone to "vaccinate" their computers with NSA/GCHQ-approved spyware prior to being allowed to connect to the Internet.  The Chinese are nearly there already.  Once everyone's computers have been "vaccinated", it [would then be considered] "safe" to introduce Internet voting.  From then on, a simple hack can silently steal elections.

More Cities Following D.C.-Area Lead, Debating Non-Citizen Voting Rights.  More cities are trying to follow in the footsteps of D.C.-area jurisdictions to give non-citizens the right to vote in municipal elections.  Though many of these proposals have failed, the Washington Post notes that activists in Amherst, Massachusetts, Madison, Wisconsin, and Burlington, Vermont are also clamoring to give voting rights to non-citizens.

Ohio Official Warns Obama: Executive Amnesty Could Harm Election Integrity.  President Obama's recent executive amnesty has increased the risk that non-citizens could register to vote and illegally participate in elections, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says.  Husted raised his concerns about the integrity of Ohio's elections in the wake of the administration's executive amnesty in a recent letter to Obama and one of his senior advisors Valerie Jarrett.

Jesse Jackson: States Are 'Undermining the Right to Vote' With For-Profit Prisons.  The Rev. Jesse Jackson says the states are "undermining the right to vote" by locking up people in for-profit prisons.  Jackson joined House Democratic Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) at a press conference in Washington last Thursday where they introduced a constitutional amendment that would put elections under federal control to guarantee the right to vote to every American, including those in prison.

D.C. Considers Allowing Non-Citizens to Vote.  While many critics skewer President Obama's recent amnesty-granting executive action, D.C.'s municipal lawmakers have their own plans for the next battle on the immigration-citizenship front.  Invoking considerations of fairness and justice against "anti-immigrant hysteria," D.C. council member David Grosso (I-At-Large) and several fellow councilmembers on Tuesday [1/20/2015] introduced the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2015, a bill to grant non-American citizens residing in the D.C.-area the ability to vote in municipal elections.

Selma and LBJ.  Why exactly did Dr. King have to spend his life marching for civil rights?  Why in fact did Selma — the march, not the movie — have to happen in the first place?  The Selma march took place in 1965, after the Civil Rights bill of 1964 has been passed with the help of Republicans and signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson.  What the Selma marchers were about was voting rights.  The basic, all-American right to vote.  Of course, they already had the right to vote. [...] Not a single Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives voted for the [15th] amendment.  Only eight Democrats in the Senate signed on.

Battleground Texas Whines About Complying With Texas Election Laws.  Battleground Texas, the liberal organization founded by out-of-state Obama campaign operatives, is criticizing the requirements of Texas election laws for its volunteers who have been registering voters in an effort to turn Texas into a battleground state.  According to an AP report, Battleground Texas is unhappy about the provisions on Section 13 of the Texas Election Code, which allow a "volunteer deputy registrar" to distribute voter registration forms and collect completed registration forms in the county in which they are registered, but only if the deputy registrar first completes the training courses required by Section 13.047.

Message From The Mayor: Vote Early — And Often.  The Democrats say that there is no reason to require voters to present identification, nor is any other measure to curb voter fraud needed.  They should meet one of their own, Opelousas, La., Mayor Don Cravins Sr.  While speaking on Nov. 3, the day before the midterm elections, Cravins told a gathering, "If you 'early voted'" for Sen. Mary Landrieu, "go vote again tomorrow.  One more time's not going to hurt."

Louisiana Democrat: Look, nobody's going to prosecute you for illegally voting, so....  This stuff isn't subtle, and it's almost certainly aimed at boosting turnout among a very specific segment of the electorate.  And sadly, this tripe is not even remotely close to the worst racially-tinged fear-mongering of the cycle.

Electronic Election Fraud Apparent In Brazil; Done In America Today?  It would be a sure bet to think that a presidential candidate who bankrupted a country, brought growth to a standstill and inflation back to 6,5% would be summarily defeated in the coming elections.  That was the situation of the Marxist President of Brazil, the former terrorist Dilma Rousseff of the Workers' Party, the woman booed by 60,000 fans in the last World Cup games. [...] However, she won.  How can that be?  The leader of the Party, former president Lula, said they would do "the devil's work" in order to win.  The answer is worrisome and may be the greatest example of a perfect crime.

L.A. won't offer prizes to voters in next year's election.  A controversial proposal to offer cash prizes to Los Angeles voters is dead — at least for next year's city elections.  Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson said this week that he wants more time to consider the idea of using money or other gifts to lure voters to the polls.

Expert Confirms Voting Machines in Illinois and Maryland Rigged for Democrats.  Just last week, TPNN reported that voting machines in historically politically corrupt Cook County, Illinois, were automatically switching votes cast for Republicans into votes for Democrat candidates.  Cook County Board of Elections Deputy Communications Director Jim Scalzitti, told the Illinois Watchdog that, "It was a calibration error of the touch-screen on the machine."  Now, Watchdog.org is reporting similar evidence of electronic voter fraud in the State of Maryland, where Diebold voting machines are switching Republican votes to Democrat votes.

Online voting [is] rife with hazards.  Today Americans are voting in an election that could shift control of the U.S. Senate and significantly impact the direction our nation will take in the next few years.  Yet, 31 states will allow over 3 million voters to cast ballots over the Internet in this election, a practice that computer security experts in both the federal government and the private sector have warned is neither secure nor trustworthy.

Say No To Stolen Elections.  European leftists prefer American presidents who are critics of capitalism and fans of redistribution.  The same is typically true of others foreigners, according to various surveys that show a Democrat candidate could win in presidential contests where foreigners had a voice at the ballot box.  Polls like that are hypothetical, of course, because it is illegal for foreign nationals to vote in federal elections.  But a new academic study shows foreign nationals have been in a position to help Democrats steal elections.

NAACP: Tillis won because of voter law, not policies.  Republican state House Speaker Thom Tillis was elected to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday not because North Carolinians support his policies but because of changes to state voting laws that affected who cast ballots, the NAACP said Thursday [11/6/2014].  Tillis defeated Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan 49 to 47 percent, or about 48,500 votes out of almost 2.9 million votes cast statewide, according to unofficial results.

Because of Low Turnout, Sanders Filing Bill to Make Election Day a National Holiday.  When the 113th Congress returns next week for its lame-duck session, a senator with a very secure seat — and presidential aspirations — will be filing a bill to make Election Day a national holiday.  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said a reason for the legislation, the "Democracy Day Act of 2014," is low voter turnout on Tuesday [11/4/2014].

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The polls are open 12 hours on election day, and if that's not enough of a window, you can vote early.  Low turnout is probably a good thing, because not everyone should vote.

Calls to election judges a 'serious attempt to disrupt' voting.  Between Friday and Monday, an unknown number of judges — the paid partisan employees tasked with operating polling stations — received the misleading robocalls, according to the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners.  "Given the level of response that we received, we suspect it was a large number of people — we don't know how large," Jim Allen, board spokesman, said Monday [11/3/2014].

Did one Texas county forget to put the Republican's name on the ballot?  Lost in the noise of Tuesday's U.S. Senate elections is a second potential landslide, with Republicans threatening to reassert their dominance over governor's mansions in a large majority of states.  The marquee matchup in Texas pits Greg Abbott, the paraplegic state Attorney General, against state Sen. Wendy Davis, a freshly minted feminist icon known for filibustering an anti-abortion bill while wearing pink sneakers.

Abbott: 'Irregularities omit my name from ballot in Bexar Co.'.  An image that appears to show Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott's name missing from an electronic ballot in Bexar County has stirred up the Twitter-verse on Election Day.  Bexar County Elections Administrator Jacque Callanen explained that she thinks it has been altered but was working to confirm that.

Referendums not on paper ballots, voters say.  [Scroll down]  There also were complaints on Tuesday about malfunctioning ballot scanners in Chicago and paper ballots that were missing several key questions.  Several voters who contacted the Chicago Sun-Times said the paper ballots did not include the ballot questions and constitutional questions voters had been asked to weigh in on.

California state senator sentenced to 90 days in prison serves about an hour.  A California state senator who resigned his seat after being convicted of eight counts of perjury and voter fraud and sentenced to 90 days in prison has been freed before he even entered the jail system.  Roderick Wright was convicted in January, four years after a Los Angeles County grand jury charged him with lying about his address on his voter registration and campaign documents, and with voting fraudulently in five different elections.

Eric Holder Deploys Poll-Watchers to Look for 'Discrimination'.  Eric Holder's Department of Justice is sending teams of federal monitors to 18 states to "watch for discrimination against voters." The list of states appears completely random: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.  DOJ can't possibly have the manpower to cover more than a relative handful of precincts in those 18 states, so one wonders what the point is.

Holder Sends 'Election Monitors' to Polls.  Attorney General Eric Holder is dispatching "federal election monitors" to polls tomorrow [11/4/2014] for Election Day.  "As Americans across the country prepare to vote in tomorrow's midterm elections, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Department of Justice has dispatched federal monitors to polling places around the country," reads the press release from the Department of Justice.

The integrity of the ballot is in the very best of hands.  Attorney General Eric Holder is sending "poll watchers" to 16 states to make sure there's no "discrimination" against voters.  Meanwhile, the George Soros-funded group Common Cause is also sending poll watchers across the country to insure that there's plenty of work for Democratic lawyers who see GOP perfidy under every bed and behind every corner.  The integrity of the vote is in the very best of hands.

Worst Act Of Voter Fraud Is To Say There Is No Voter Fraud.  One of the biggest voter frauds may be the idea promoted by Attorney General Eric Holder and others that there is no voter fraud, that laws requiring voters to have a photo identification are just attempts to suppress black voting.  Reporter John Fund has written three books on voter fraud and a recent survey by Old Dominion University indicates that there are more than a million registered voters who are not citizens, and who therefore are not legally entitled to vote.  The most devastating account of voter fraud may be in the book "Injustice" by J. Christian Adams.

Undercover video shows North Carolina poll workers offering ballots to ineligible impostor 20 times.  North Carolina election officials repeatedly offered ballots last week to an impostor who arrived at polling places with the names and addresses of 'inactive' voters who hadn't participated in elections for many years.  No fraudulent votes were actually cast:  It was the latest undercover video sting from conservative activist James O'Keefe, whose filmmaking résumé reads like a target list of liberal causes.

Video: Machine Switches Votes from Republican to Democrat in IL.  Video has emerged from Illinois of a "calibration error" that causes voting machines to switch votes from Republican to Democrat.  The video, posted on YouTube, purportedly shows voting machines in the public library in Moline, IL registering votes as Democrat when the Republican is clearly the intended choice.

Convicted felon Patrick Cannon in trouble for voting.  Two weeks after he lost his right to vote, former Charlotte mayor and convicted felon Patrick Cannon apparently cast a ballot.  That vote violated Cannon's bond and could put him back before a judge, said Greg Forrest, chief of the U.S. Probation Office in Charlotte.  It may even mean the 47-year-old Democrat could go to prison sooner.

Say No To Stolen Elections.  European leftists prefer American presidents who are critics of capitalism and fans of redistribution.  The same is typically true of others foreigners, according to various surveys that show a Democrat candidate could win in presidential contests where foreigners had a voice at the ballot box.  Polls like that are hypothetical, of course, because it is illegal for foreign nationals to vote in federal elections.  But a new academic study shows foreign nationals have been in a position to help Democrats steal elections.

Non-Citizens Are Voting.  Could non-citizen voting be a problem in next week's elections, and perhaps even swing some very close elections?  A new study by two Old Dominion University professors, based on survey data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, indicated that 6.4 percent of all non-citizens voted illegally in the 2008 presidential election, and 2.2 percent in the 2010 midterms.  Given that 80 percent of non-citizens lean Democratic, they cite Al Franken's 312-vote win in the 2008 Minnesota U.S. Senate race as one likely tipped by non-citizen voting.  As a senator, Franken cast the 60th vote needed to make Obamacare law.

Voting Machines in Maryland Change Votes For Republicans to Votes For Democrats.  Last week a voting machine in Cook County, Illinois switched votes for Republicans to votes for Democrats. Election officials blamed a "calibration error" for the change. Now, the same thing is happening in Maryland and again officials are citing a "calibration error."

Eric Holder is the First Attorney General in History Who Actively Supports Vote Fraud.  As "calibration errors" switch votes in Illinois and Maryland, an election watchdog group sues the latter over massive voting by noncitizens in one county after discovering voters registered in multiple states.  The fact that many people will do anything to get out of jury duty has exposed massive fraudulent voting in Frederick County, Md., that may have been going on for years.  Illegal aliens who stated they were noncitizens on jury duty forms were found to have cast votes in elections.

Illegal Alien Voting Has Links To The Motor Voter Act.  Here in North Carolina, those who were given DACA "amnesty" by Mr. Obama receive a license which says "legal presence no lawful status".  But, the requirement to show ID at the polls doesn't start till 2016.  But, will poll workers, meaning Democrats, ignore that they aren't legally allowed to vote?  Other states do not have any terminology to distinguish lawful status.

Democrats Accused Of Posing As Republican Election Judges In Colorado.  The Colorado secretary of state is investigating allegations that some Boulder County Republican election judges are actually Democrats in disguise.  Boulder County GOP Chairwoman Ellyn Hilliard initially raised the alarm when visiting polling locations where she didn't recognize some of the GOP judges who are tasked with comparing voter signatures on mail ballots to protect against vote fraud.  She became alarmed when she noticed some ballots whose signatures clearly didn't match those on file for the voter being accepted.

La Raza Promotes Washington Post Guide On Where People Can Vote Without An ID.  The pro-amnesty Hispanic activist organization the National Council of La Raza helpfully promoted a Washington Post article explaining which states people can vote in without having to use a photo ID.

Massive Non-Citizen Voting Uncovered in Maryland.  An election integrity watchdog group is suing the state of Maryland, alleging that it has discovered massive and ongoing fraudulent voting by non-U.S. citizens in one county.  But because of the way that the non-citizens are able to cast votes in elections, the fraud is likely happening in every single county and subdivision across the state.  The group believes that the illegal voting has been happening for years.

Voter Fraud Deniers Resurface Just in Time for the Midterm Elections.  The left insists that those who do not buy into its agenda regarding global warming are "deniers" — ignoramuses who refuse to acknowledge facts thanks to a political agenda.  But when it comes to voter fraud, it is the left that lives in the realm of fantasy.  Rachel Maddow, the heavyweight over at the pseudointellectual sewage tank of MSNBC — complete with nerd glasses for everyone but Chris Matthews and Ed Schultz! — says that voter fraud doesn't exist.

Md. Board of Elections Probe Republican-To-Democratic Ballot Switch Claims.  Early voting just started last week in Maryland, but there are already accusations that some voting machines are changing Republican votes to Democrat.  Now Republicans are calling for an investigation by the State Board of Elections.

La Raza's Advocacy Little More Than A Scheme To Encourage Illegals To Vote.  The National Council of La Raza is promoting no-identification voting states to its followers.  Might that have something to do with its advocacy of illegal immigration and the Democrats' flagging electoral fortunes?

Dem state senator's husband busted while stealing GOP lawn signs.  The Democrats have become the win-by-cheating party, so much so that the President of the United States jokes about vote fraud to a party rally, just as he joked about using the IRS to punish his political opponents.  Just as a fish rots from the head down, so too does a political party that depends on the votes of ineligible aliens and that fights tooth-and-nail against the sort of voter identification measures common in other advanced (and not-so-advanced) democracies.

50 voters in Maryland complain voting machines changing GOP votes to Dems.  Coming in the wake of similar problems reported in Illinois's Cook County, the Maryland Republican Party states it has "received complaints from about 50 voters in 12 Maryland counties who say machines at early voting centers 'flipped' their Republican votes to count toward Democratic candidates."

Georgia judge rules against civil rights groups on voter registrations.  A Georgia judge has denied a push from civil rights groups to force the state's secretary of State to add 40,000 recently registered voters to the rolls, a setback for groups working to register minority voters that could have a big impact on Georgia's hotly contested races next week. [...] The suit was brought by the groups after roughly one third of the more than 100,000 mostly minority voters they'd registered hadn't appeared on the rolls, potentially disenfranchising thousands of mostly Democratic voters.  The decision could lead to chaos next week as they try to vote and are forced to do so provisionally, and may well lead to additional legal challenges after the election.

'Calibration issue' pops up on Maryland voting machines.  Voting machines that switch Republican votes to Democrats are being reported in Maryland.  "When I first selected my candidate on the electronic machine, it would not put the 'x' on the candidate I chose — a Republican — but it would put the 'x' on the Democrat candidate above it," Donna Hamilton said.  "This happened multiple times with multiple selections.  Every time my choice flipped from Republican to Democrat.  Sometimes it required four or five tries to get the 'x' to stay on my real selection," the Frederick, Md., resident said last week.

Serfin' USA.  Do you wish to spend the rest of your life supporting swarms of non-citizens streaming across our borders and voting for you to give them more of your earnings?  If not, it would be a good idea to pay more attention to wiping out America's rampant vote fraud, clearly a Democrat plan to secure a permanent majority of rent seekers. [...] Non-citizens voting in U.S. elections is not, of course, the only means of evading election laws.  The Heritage Foundation calculates of the 24 million voter registrations "nearly 1 in 8 are inaccurate, out of date or duplicates"; 2.8 million people are registered in 2 or more states and 1.8 million registered voters are dead.  Our lawless Attorney General has not enforced federal law requiring states to clean up their voter rolls.

This Evidence of Widespread Voter Fraud Was Just Released.  The study, known as the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, which compiled voting data from America's non-citizen population during election time, found out that "More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples indicated that they were registered to vote."  If that wasn't scary enough, the report continued with more frightening data, claiming that, "some of these non-citizens voted.  Our best guess... is that 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in 2008 and 2.2 percent of non-citizens voted in 2010."

Study: Voting by Non-Citizens Tips Balance for Democrats.  "Could control of the Senate in 2014 be decided by illegal votes cast by non-citizens?"  That is the question posed by political scientists Jesse Richman and David Earnest, who answer in a forthcoming article in the journal Electoral Studies:  "Most non-citizens do not register, let alone vote.  But enough do that their participation can change the outcome of close races."  And, the researchers note, 80% of non-citizen votes go to Democrats.

Watch a Milwaukee Election Worker Get Angry at Voters.  On Tuesday [10/21/2014], the MacIver Institute reported that Wisconsin Jobs Now was using a no-parking zone outside of an early voting location in Milwaukee to park its get-out-the-vote vans between runs to and from the early voting poll.  Media Trackers was also in downtown Milwaukee on Tuesday and observed the liberal organization freely helping itself to the no-parking zone parking spots.

Study: Non-citizens are voting in federal elections — and probably tipped at least one Senate race to DemocratsMassive fraud is very unlikely.  But what about just a little bit of fraud in very close races?  And what if the fraud occurs not on the back end, with crooked electoral officials stuffing ballots with phony Democratic votes, but on the front end, with non-citizens casting votes for Democrats without even realizing that what they're doing is illegal?

Study: Illegal votes can determine elections; Voter ID not sufficient.  With the mishmash of IDs now being issued by states to illegals and to resident aliens, such as drivers licenses, and the general absence of any system to ensure that voters who register are legally allowed to vote, we have created a system where any organization can mobilize sufficient illegal votes to win closely contested elections. [...] While the parties are widely divided on how prevalent vote fraud is, the Democrats take the view that because Eric Holder hasn't investigated it doesn't exist, one would think that both parties would be in agreement that the franchise be limited to those allowed, by law, to vote.  The fact that the Democrats will not agree to that point and take any steps to ensure that is the case simply validates what we already knew.  In most of the country if Democrats are prevented from cheating they cannot win.

Study Claims Large Numbers of Non-Citizens Vote in U.S..  [Scroll down]  (Note that they keep using the term, "non-citizen," without specifying whether they mean immigrants who have entered the country illegally or immigrants who are in the process of legally becoming citizens — lawful permanent residents, a.k.a. "green card" holders, or both.  It's a crime either way, but it's easier to imagine a lawful permanent resident mistakenly thinking they have already earned the right to vote.)  If they mean 6.4 percent of 11 million illegal immigrants... we're talking about roughly 700,000 votes being cast by non-citizens in 2008.

An Avalanche of Ballots in Colorado.  Mail-in ballots once were reserved, on request, for those absent on Election Day — because of vacations, business, study, or military service — or too infirm to reach the polls.  Colorado has jumbo-sized this concept.  Coloradans now vote universally on mail-in ballots, whether they want to or not.  Democrats passed and signed the 2013 Voter Access and Modernized Elections Act with zero Republican support — just like Obamacare.  Some 3.6 million such ballots have reached active voters and even those who last voted in 2008.  That's right.  People who have avoided the polls for the last six years — whether from ignorance, boredom, disillusionment, relocation, or even death — have had ballots mailed to their last known addresses.

Jaw-Dropping Level of 'Progressive' Voter Fraud Already Everywhere You Look.  For all those — like myself — who figured Obama was only flooding us with illegals so as to later register them as lifelong Democrats, SURPRISE: it's here now, as illegal immigrants present on nation's soil for dubious reasons have been already automatically added to voter registration lists in North Carolina through Obama's 'Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals' program.  You know, same North Carolina where skeevy Team Obama conspired to sign-up 11,000+ illegally-registered voters last time round... and not coincidentally, where no voter ID law exists.

True the Vote's Lawsuit Against IRS Gets Tossed by Federal Judge.  On Thursday [10/23/2014], a federal judge in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia entered an order dismissing a lawsuit filed by True the Vote, a Houston, Texas-based non-profit organization focused on "voters' rights and election integrity" against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  The order alleged that the IRS had improperly delayed granting their application for 501(c)(3) status and targeted them as a conservative organization.  The opinion, by Judge Reggie B. Walton, found that the IRS had taken sufficient "remedial steps to address the alleged behavior."

Tennant may have violated election laws at polling place.  The state's chief election officer may have violated state election laws when she brought a group of supporters to the Kanawha County Voters Registration Office.  On Wednesday [10/22/2014], the first day for early voting in West Virginia, Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, who is running for U.S. Senate, led a group of about 30 supporters down Court Street to cast their ballots.  She then proceeded to stump on the building's front steps for about a minute, an activity her official voting guide prohibits. [...] State election law prohibits any electioneering on the property of the county courthouse, any annex facilities or any other designated early voting locations.

Limbaugh Suggests Voter Fraud May Be Only Reason Dems Stay in Power.  Rush Limbaugh believes that Democrats aren't as popular as they might seem, so why they keep holding power struck him as confusing.  But in reaction to a report about possible voter fraud in Cook County, Limbaugh suspected that — voter fraud — must be a big reason for them continuing to win.  Limbaugh cited polls, as well as less-than-impressive book sales for Hillary Clinton and Andrew Cuomo's recent books, to say Democrats aren't as popular as the media might build them up to be.

O'Keefe Video: Voter Fraud Ground Zero in 'Ghetto Aurora'.  If you deliberately tried to design an election system to aid fraud, here's how you'd do it:  you'd put ballots in the hands of folks that you have some indication no longer live where they did long ago.  You'd make sure folks got ballots, even if many of the counties had more people on the voter rolls than people alive.  Then you'd make sure that voting is decentralized, out of the sight of election officials, so that there is no way to know who is really voting on the ballots.  Check, check and check.  Welcome to Colorado's new vote-by-mail system.

The Trouble with Early Voting.  Early and absentee voting have their place, but they are becoming the rule not the exception. [...] The notion of Election Day isn't just a tradition; it's in the Constitution.  Article II, Section 1 states that "Congress may determine the Time of choosing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their votes; which day shall be the same throughout the United States."  Congress codified this requirement in 1872 by setting a uniform presidential election date.  But in a rare bow to the notion of federalism, today's courts have nonetheless been reluctant to invalidate state laws that go against this dictate.  In 2002, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld Oregon's vote-by-mail law because of "a long history of congressional tolerance" toward absentee voting.

James O'Keefe Strikes Again.  James O'Keefe, the guerilla filmmaker who brought down the ACORN voter-registration fraudsters in 2010 and forced the resignation of NPR executives, politely disagrees.  Today, he is releasing some new undercover footage that raises disturbing questions about ballot integrity in Colorado, the site of fiercely contested races for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House, and the governorship.  When he raised the issue of filling out some of the unused ballots that are mailed to every household in the state this month, he was told by Meredith Hicks, the director of Work for Progress, a liberal group funded by Democratic Super PACS:  "That is not even like lying or something, if someone throws out a ballot, like if you want to fill it out you should do it."

'Calibration error' changes GOP votes to Dem in Illinois county.  Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats.  Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday [10/20/2014] at the Schaumburg Public Library.  "I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent," Moynihan said.  "You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat."

Chicago-area voting machine casts Republican candidate's vote for Democratic foe.  A Republican candidate for the Illinois state legislature was shocked to learn Monday that the vote he cast for himself at a Chicago-area library was erroneously cast for his Democratic opponent.  "While early voting at the Schaumburg Public Library today, I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent," Jim Moynihan said in a blog he linked to on Twitter.  "You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat." [...] Mr. Moynihan said he brought the error to the attention of a judge, who determined the machine hadn't been calibrated correctly.

In Illinois, Vote Fraud [is] Called 'Calibration Error'.  As early voting begins in the Land of Lincoln, President Obama casts his ballot and a Republican state senator voting for himself finds that his ballot was counted for his opponent.

GOP candidate in Cook County, IL discovers voting machine casts his vote for the Democrat he is running against.  The Democrat mantra that voting fraud is rare takes another blow today with the stunning story of a GOP candidate unable to vote for himself in Cook County Illinois.

Surveillance video captures man stuffing ballot box with hundreds of ballots.  File this one under the habitual Democrat claim that vote fraud is "extremely rare."

Liberal Stuffing Hundreds of Ballots.  [Video Clip]

'Ballot harvesting' by Colorado campaign workers raises vote abuse fears.  Concerns are running high over door-to-door campaign workers asking voters for their mail-in ballots in what is known as "ballot harvesting."  Now that all-mail voting is the law of the land in Colorado, the challenge for campaigns is to persuade voters to drop off or mail in their ballots — or hand them to the foot soldiers who turn up on their doorsteps offering to do it for them.

Surveillance Video Apparently Catches Guy Doing Something at the Ballot Box That Left Republican Monitor Stunned.  An Arizona county party official said he saw a man stuffing "hundreds" of ballots into the ballot box and later told a local news outlet the entire incident was caught on surveillance video.  "A person wearing a Citizens for a Better Arizona T-shirt dropped a large box of hundreds of early ballots on the table and started stuffing the ballot box as I watched in amazement," said A.J. LaFaro, chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party.

Board of Elections records say voter is 168 years old.  If city Board of Elections records are to believed, voter Luz Pabellon has defied the tides of time and is a walking miracle, living quietly in The Bronx at the astonishing age of 164.  Pabellon's official voter registration card puts her date of birth at Jan. 1, 1850.  "AGE: 164," the record proclaims, a number that has only been achieved in biblical stories.  That preposterous age would make Pabellon a contemporary of Abraham Lincoln.

Stop This Voter Card Madness!.  [Scroll down]  This poor clod may not have a pair of shoes on his or her feet or even a handbag, but what is crucial the left tells us is that he or she cannot lay hands on a voter ID.  So we, blessed with our voter ID cards, are expected to have compassion for him or her, and let the wretch vote anyway — possibly two or three times, possibly in polling booths throughout the city, possibly throughout the state.  It is sobering to note that the vast majority of Americans from all walks of life and from every racial and ethnic group do not swallow this left-wing hokum.

Braced for Voter Fraud in Colorado.  In 2013, a new Democratic state legislature rammed through a sweeping and highly controversial election law and convinced Democratic governor John Hickenlooper to sign it.  The law, known as House Bill 1303, makes Colorado the only state in the country to combine two radical changes in election law:  1) abolishing the traditional polling place and having every voter mailed a ballot and 2) establishing same-day registration, which allows someone to appear at a government office and register and vote on the same day without showing photo ID or any other verifiable evidence that establishes identity.  If they register online a few days before, no human being ever has to show up to register or vote.  A few keystrokes can create a voter and a "valid" ballot.  Once a ballot cast under same-day registration is mixed in with others, there is no way to separate it out if the person who voted is later found ineligible.

Alleged Ballot Fraud Ensnares Groups Tied to Dem Super PAC.  A network of union-funded groups from Little Rock to Washington, D.C., working to raise the minimum wage in Arkansas have been implicated in a lawsuit alleging that operatives in the state forged notary signatures in order to get the question on November's ballot.  The lawsuit, which has reached the Arkansas Supreme Court, is challenging the validity of a ballot question to raise the state's minimum wage.  Details in the complaint provide a window into connections between the seemingly disparate organizations.  Those organizations are ostensibly run by Arkansans, but public records suggest that they are part of a coordinated political effort with ties to a network of Washington-based Democratic groups supportive of Hillary Clinton.

As Election Day Nears, Group Aims to Help Citizens 'Vote Smart'.  Marketed as "The Voter's Self-Defense System," Vote Smart is a group of conservatives and liberals who have compiled thousands of hours of detailed research into every candidate and incumbent running for office.  Three hundred people spent two years coding its website to package the research in easily accessible ways with new features launched just in time for the midterm elections.

Voting Is Already Way Too Easy.  Most Americans don't really care about contemporary political issues or the rudimentary workings of their government.  But they sure do love voting.  And the biggest fans of "democracy" treat this orgy of vacuous lever-pulling as if it were sacred or patriotic.  It is neither.  In 2013, President Barack Obama, who's often argued that voting should be easier, issued an undemocratic Executive Order to create a commission to investigate how to expand participation in democracy.

Peter Lumaj calls for Bridgeport Registrar Santa Ayala to resign over voting fraud probe.  Peter Lumaj, Republican candidate for Connecticut Secretary of the State, called Wednesday [10/1/2014] for Bridgeport Registrar of Voters Santa Ayala to resign over the ongoing voting fraud investigation that last week led to the arrest of her daughter, state Rep. Christina Ayala.  Lumaj also called on his opponent, incumbent Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, to join him in demanding Santa Ayala's immediate resignation.

Holder Demonized State Attempts to Ensure Honest Elections.  Attorney General Eric Holder, who announced his resignation on Thursday, leaves a dismal legacy at the Justice Department, but one of his legal innovations was especially pernicious:  the demonizing of state attempts to ensure honest elections.  As a former U.S. attorney general under President Reagan, and a former Ohio secretary of state, we would like to say something that might strike some as obvious:  Those who oppose photo voter-ID laws and other election-integrity reforms are intent on making it easier to commit vote fraud.

Early voting is changing election 'day' into election 'month'.  The midterm election may be weeks away, but tens of thousands of ballots have already been cast in a reprise of an increasingly powerful political tool:  early voting.  In North Carolina, which has a pivotal U.S. Senate contest at the top of the ticket, voting began Sept. 5 when absentee ballots were mailed to voters.  As of Friday [9/26/2014] about 15,000 voters — the majority of them Democrats — had requested ballots ahead of Nov. 4.

Supreme Court rules 5-4 for Republican plan to limit early voting in Ohio.  The Supreme Court's conservatives cleared the way Monday [9/29/2014] for Ohio to restrict early voting in the state, on the eve of the day it was to start.  The court granted the state's request to stay decisions of lower courts that threw out the state's new plan, passed by the Republican-led legislature.  But the court's four liberal justices said they would have stayed out of the case and left those decisions in place.  Ohio argued that the new plan — reducing from 35 to 28 the number of days voters could cast an early ballot — could not be seen as violating the rights of minority voters.

Nunn-Linked Group Under Investigation for Voter Fraud Starts Handing Over Documents.  Georgia secretary of state Brian Kemp launched the investigation of the New Georgia Project earlier this month after receiving "numerous" complaints regarding applications submitted by the group, including forged signatures and applications.  The investigation has turned up 33 fraudulent applications thus far, ahead of the thousands of pages of documents set to be turned over.

Kansas Judges Question Why Democrat Can't Withdraw.  Several Kansas Supreme Court justices are questioning why a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate who wants his name off the ballot should be prevented from doing so by the state's chief election officer.

NY Democrats Pushing Hard to Grant Citizen, Voting Rights to Illegal Immigrants.  Democrats in New York are pushing for — and openly hoping for — a chance to grant citizen and voting rights to illegal immigrants, making the Empire State a sanctuary state.  A bill titled the New York Is Home Act, [...] has received little attention from the media because it seems so far-fetched.  In fact, we personally had a reporter from ABC News respond to an e-mail asking if illegals were being given a path to citizen and voting rights through the municipal ID program, scoffing at the suggestion.  Admittedly, even during our report we also scoffed at the idea, saying the New York Is Home Act has "no chance of passing."  Unfortunately, that may not be true after all.

Rep. Stacey Abrams investigated for voter fraud.  An investigation is underway into claims of voter fraud involving the state's highest ranking Democratic elected official.  The Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office launched an investigation after they allegedly received complaints of possible voter fraud from election offices in nearly a dozen counties.  "Our investigators were talking to the counties and to individuals who'd had their names forged on voter registration documents," Kemp said.  "You know that's fraud."

Voter fraud probe roils Ga. Senate race.  A group helmed by a major donor and policy adviser to Democratic Senate candidate Michele Nunn is under investigation by the Georgia secretary of State for alleged voter fraud.  Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) said in a memo, reported by WSB-TV, that his office has "received numerous complaints about voter applications submitted by the New Georgia Project," an organization launched to register and turn out voters to the polls.

State launches fraud investigation into voter registration group.  [WSB-TV] has learned Georgia's secretary of state is investigating allegations of forged voter registration applications and demanding records from a voter registration group with ties to one of the state's highest ranking Democrats.  A subpoena was sent to the New Georgia Project and its parent organization Third Sector Development on Tuesday [9/9/2014].  The organization is a project of the nonprofit organization Third Sector Development, which was founded and is led by House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams.

Democrats Counting on an Early Voting Advantage.  There are still two months until Election Day in November — but, today, ballots are already on their way to voters in North Carolina.  For voters in many key battleground states, Election Day can come far sooner than the first Tuesday in November, a fact that scrambles the calculus for candidates and has both parties investing heavily in turnout operations.  More than a third of the 2014 electorate is expected to cast ballots early this year, and they're starting to do it very soon.

Judge orders expanded Ohio early voting schedule.  A federal judge on Thursday [9/4/2014] temporarily blocked an Ohio law that scales back early voting, ordering the state's elections chief to set additional voting times just ahead of the fall election.

Why internet voting is a very dangerous idea.  It does not matter whether complicated identification schemes involving fingerprints and complex PINs are used to verify identities.  Every end of the system is vulnerable to cyber-attack; the browsers, the software, the processing, and even the commands you type into the computer to register to vote.  Man-on-the-side attacks, spoof ballots, denial-of-service attacks — there is absolutely no way to create a closed system that would filter out bad code.

Washington Post Covers Voter Fraud Inaccurately and Incompletely.  [Scroll down]  Naturally the Washington Post makes no inquiry as to why the Eric Holder Department of Justice has failed to do anything about the scourge of double registration.  It's in DOJ's job description.  DOJ isn't doing the job.  Instead, groups like the American Civil Rights Union, Judicial Watch and True the Vote have had to bring the cases Eric Holder has refused to bring to clean up voter rolls.  Those who create and manage the left-of-center election narrative ignore entirely this DOJ history, as does the Washington Post.

Fraud: Virginia County Finds 17 Repeat Voters From 2012 Election.  Virginia County officials have discovered multiple instances of voter fraud from the 2012 presidential election.  Seventeen to be exact.  The Virginia Voters Alliance and Election Integrity Maryland launched the investigation in Fairfax County, Va. and Maryland. [...] Illegal voting isn't an anomaly for Virginia.  In last year's gubernatorial race, voting irregularities and several cases of intimidation at the polls were found in 13 districts across the state after Democrat Terry McAuliffe won the election.  Some votes were found cast by people who had moved out of the district or were deceased.  Voter fraud is real.  Who knows how many more illegal votes were cast throughout Virginia's elections and the country as a whole.

Another Dumb Idea From Los Angeles.  The city of Los Angeles is considering paying voters to encourage turnout.  Needless to say, it's a ridiculous idea that will reward low-information voting, foster political demagogues and breed corruption.

Voter citizenship issue goes before federal court.  A lawsuit filed by Kansas and Arizona will be argued before a federal appeals court panel this week as the states seek to force federal election officials to impose proof-of-citizenship requirements on national voter registration forms.

14,646 duplicate voters flagged in Fairfax, Maryland.  An election-integrity group is challenging the status of nearly 15,000 voters reportedly registered in both Fairfax County and Maryland.  Virginia Voters Alliance on Wednesday [8/20/2014] urged Fairfax's electoral board to do what state officials have so far not done across the commonwealth:  Purge those duplicate voters.  VVA President Reagan George complained the state Department of Elections is classifying all duplicate registrations as "inactive voters."  That means 43,896 voters alleged to be registered in both Virginia and Maryland would stay in Virginia's statewide database — and remain eligible to vote — until 2019.

Investigations Underway, Suspected Voter Fraud In Virginia And Maryland.  Virginia Voters Alliance, an election integrity group, has called attention to the surprising amount of duplicate voter registrations in Maryland and Virginia, challenging the view that voter fraud is nonexistent, Watchdog reports.  According to the Virginia Voters Alliance (VVA), the state has decided to term these as inactive voters, meaning that they join the total of 43,896 Virginia and Maryland voters who are eligible to vote up until 2019.  As state officials have taken little action, Fairfax General Registrar Cameron Quinn has announced she intends to step in, although since there are an estimated 14,646 duplicate registrations, it's a race to the clock to remove them before the voter database freezes 60 days before a general election.

Paying people to vote proposed in Los Angeles.  Buying votes is illegal, yet the misnamed Los Angeles Ethics Commission is proposing to pay people to vote, in the form of lottery prizes.  David Zahniser of the Los Angeles Times reports:  ["]Alarmed that fewer than one-fourth of voters are showing up for municipal elections, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission voted Thursday to recommend that the City Council look at using cash prizes to lure a greater number of people to the polls.["]

Lack of Oversight Leaves Massive Openings for Voter Fraud.  Nearly 12 percent of Americans pack up and move every year.  Most of them assume that by registering to vote in their new home cities or states, their old records will be invalidated.  In many cases, they're wrong.  There is no unified system in the United States alerting election officials that former residents have moved away and plan to vote in someone else's jurisdiction.  As a result, millions of Americans are registered to vote in more than one place in any given election, leaving open the possibility of massive voter fraud that would not be halted by voter-identification laws that have swept through the country, particularly in red states, in recent years.

Signature rosters to be replaced by iPads at some polling places.  A pilot project at 25 Pima County polling places will have workers asking voters to scan their driver's licenses with an iPad.  The goal is to replace the signature roster books currently used at the polling places, Pima County Elections Director Brad Nelson said.  Poll workers will use the iPads to scan voters' driver's licenses and verify their identification.  Voters will then sign their names on the iPad screens with their finger.

An Inside Look at How Democrats Rig the Election Game.  Vote fraud has been a long-standing tradition in Democrat-controlled North Carolina.  For example, in 2012 the Democrat-controlled NC State Board of Elections (SBOE) openly, blatantly violated state election law by partnering with the Obama administration in offering illegal online voter registration.  The corrupt administration of Democratic Governor Beverly Purdue — who declined to seek a second term rather than face a certain punishing defeat by McCrory in 2012 — did nothing.  Participating in Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's "Crosscheck" program, North Carolina's new GOP-led SBOE matched 765 voters registered in both NC and another state with the exact name, DOB and last four digits of SSN of those who voted in both states in the 2012 election.

McDaniel Affidavit: At Least 469 Extra Votes in Cochran's Home County.  In the wake of the June 24 primary runoff election in Mississippi, state Sen. Chris McDaniel's staff found the numbers in Lafayette County — home of the cabin which incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran has sometimes listed as his primary address — just didn't add up.  "We decided to check the machine tapes that were printed out of every machine at 7 p.m. when the polls closed," said Stephen Furney, a McDaniel campaign volunteer who helped in the election review process and signed an affidavit documenting what he saw in Lafayette County.

Hundreds of Unlawful Voters in One Virginia County.  As you know, President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder think attempts to ensure honest voting are racist. [...] Well, the election board in Fairfax Country, Virginia, where I live, and vote, has determined that 278 people on the voter rolls have claimed — claimed — that they are not citizens, according to Watchdog.org.  They excused themselves from jury duty in 2010 and 2011 because, they said, they're not legal.  Of the group, 117 had a history of voting.  Now think about this.  That's the number of people who were caught serendipitously by one method.  How many non-citizens who didn't get called to jury duty — or who went and served on a jury illegally — are also Fairfax voters?

McDaniel Campaign Wants Cochran Spokesman's Vote Thrown Out.  As he challenges the results of Mississippi's Republican Senate run-off, Chris McDaniel is arguing that election officials should reject the vote of Sen. Thad Cochran's press secretary. [...] Specifically, it requests that Russell's vote be invalidated because there was "no reason given for voting absentee."

Report: Va. Voter Fraud Cases Still Not Being Investigated — After 4 Years.  When Fairfax County's election board in Virginia cross-referenced voter registrations with jury pools, they discovered more than 200 people registered to vote who had also declined to serve on a jury because of their non-citizen status.  Watchdog.org's Virginia Bureau Chief Kenric Ward revealed on WMAL Radio in Washington, D.C. Thursday afternoon [7/31/2014] that after 4 years, the investigation into the alleged voter fraud has gone nowhere.

Chris McDaniel: I Beat Thad Cochran by 25,000 Votes.  Six weeks after the primary runoff election, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel is launching his formal legal challenge of the election results, saying the evidence is so conclusive that he will be calling for courts to recognize him as the true victor of the race rather than calling for a new election.  "Chris McDaniel clearly, clearly won the Republican vote in the runoff," McDaniel attorney Mitch Tyner said at a Monday [8/4/2014]press conference.

What if democracy is a fraud?  What if you were allowed to vote only because it didn't make a difference?  What if no matter how you voted the elites always got their way? [...] What if Congress isn't actually as democratic as it appears?  What if congressional elections don't square with congressional legislation because the polls aren't what counts, but what counts are the secret meetings that come after the voting?  What if the monster Joe Stalin was right when he said the most powerful person in the world is the guy who counts the votes?  What if the vote counting that really counts takes place in secret?  What if that's how we lost our republic?

McDaniel's Lawyer: We Have Enough Evidence To Launch Official Election Challenge.  We found a lot," Mitch Tyner, of Tyner Law Firm, said after he and McDaniel supporter state Sen. Michael Watson walked the press and McDaniel supporters at the press conference through how they have serious concerns with the election review process in Mississippi.  "We've heard it our entire lives in Mississippi," Tyner said.  "Votes are being bought.  Ballot boxes are being stuffed.  There are false affidavit ballots.  There are invalid affidavit ballots.  There are invalid absentee ballots — we've heard it all our lives.  I'm 51 years old and it's the first time I saw it up close and personal.  It exists.  We are committed to finding it and rooting it out and stopping it."

Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Poll Worker: Mississippi Election Documents Thrown Away.  Phil Harding, a 30-year Air Force veteran and Chris McDaniel supporter who helped run the June 24 primary runoff election in Harrison County, Mississippi, said he witnessed key documents being discarded and that a large volume of absentee ballot envelopes and applications are missing, making them unavailable for review by McDaniel's campaign.  However, another poll worker involved, a member of a local Harrison County GOP Executive Committee and Cochran supporter Frank Bordeaux, provided a significantly different account of the episode, saying the documents weren't discarded.

Liberal Star Tribune Discovers Vote Fraud in Democrat vs Democrat Primary.  Voter fraud is so rare "you're more likely to get hit by lightning than find a case of prosecutorial voter fraud," according to Judith Browne-Dianis, co-director of the liberal Advancement Project.  Apparently lightning has struck very hard in a local primary election according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune whose only real reference to voter fraud in the past two years was to reprint a St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial mocking the possibility of its existence as "GOP voter suppression efforts."  What has made the Star Tribune suddenly discover the (GASP!) existence of voter fraud is that it was allegedly perpetrated by one Democrat candidate against another Democrat in a primary.

True the Vote Alleges Pro-Cochran Officials Destroying Mississippi Election Evidence, Files Restraining Order.  National conservative election integrity organization True The Vote has asked a federal judge to issue a restraining order against the Mississippi Republican Party, alleging that the state GOP may be engaged in the destruction of evidence of alleged voter fraud from the June 24 GOP primary runoff.  "Defendant county commissioners have continued to violate federal law by preventing access to election records.  Now, we think we know why," True The Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht said in a statement.  "If the affidavits we now have regarding the destruction of election documents and other similarly stunning findings are true, then no Mississippian, no American, can trust the results of this election."

Immigrant who wrongly voted wins right to stay.  A Filipino immigrant who faced deportation for nearly a decade after she registered to vote while getting a driver's license — and then went ahead and cast a ballot — has been cleared of wrongdoing by a federal appellate court.  Elizabeth Keathley, of Bloomington, Ill., will be able to stay in the U.S. under a ruling from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and has been approved for permanent residence by a Department of Justice immigration judge.  "I feel like I am now part of the United States," said Keathley, 35.  "I am so happy it's all over."

Chris McDaniel Offers $15,000 Reward for Voter Fraud Evidence.  State Sen. Chris McDaniel has offered 15 rewards of $1,000 each to any person who can "provide evidence leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in voter fraud" in the Republican primary for Senate in Mississippi.  On Thursday [7/3/2014], his campaign announced the "challenge" in the latest episode in a circus of a Senate race.

The Trumpets Have Sounded.  The Establishment — both sides thereof — has determined that nothing shall be permitted to deny it the outcome it demands.  To that end, it will flout the election laws to the extent required, including keeping all election-related documentation secret until it's too late for the McDaniel crew to do anything about it.  Nationwide, Boards of Elections are top-heavy with Democrat partisans.  That should come as no surprise.  Remember Stalin's observation:  "It doesn't matter who votes; it only matters who counts the votes."

Elimination of NC voter preregistration program creates confusion for DMV and elections officials.  The General Assembly's decision to do away with voter preregistration in 2013 has created confusion in state driver's license offices, where 50,000 teenagers a year had been signed up in a program that automatically added their names to voter rolls when they turned 18.  Since September, when part of the sweeping elections overhaul bill took effect, state Division of Motor Vehicles officials have had difficulty figuring out at what age newly licensed drivers should be allowed to register to vote.  This issue is one of many expected to be raised next week in federal court by lawyers representing the U.S. Justice Department, the NAACP and others challenging the 2013 elections overhaul bill.

True The Vote Sues Mississippi GOP — and by Extension, the GOP Establishment — Over Vote Fraud.  The lawsuit asks the court to grant immediate access to voting records to inspect for possible illegal voting.  It asserts that "defendants failed to properly abide by federal election record maintenance and open records provisions codified in the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA).  Records made partially available to the plaintiffs indicated 'double-voting' from Democratic to Republican primaries — potentially diluting votes in violation of the Equal Protection Clause."  The complaint explains that the National Voter Registration Act supersedes Mississippi law.

Same-day voter registration coming to Illinois.  Sweeping Illinois election law changes likely to be in place this fall mean it'll be easier to register, vote while away at college and cast an early ballot.  Democrats say the relaxed rules will allow more people to exercise a basic democratic right, but Republicans are leery the moves are aimed at pumping up the Democratic vote in what has been a decidedly blue state.  The changes are part of a measure lawmakers approved this spring that Gov. Pat Quinn plans to sign into law this summer.  The biggest one will allow same-day registration for the first time, meaning Illinois voters could register to vote and cast a ballot on Election Day.

Chris McDaniel: We've Found 1,000 Examples of Ineligible Voters in One County.  On Thursday's broadcast of Fox News Channel's "Hannity," State Sen. Chris McDaniel, the Republican candidate in last Tuesday's GOP primary that fell just shy of defeating long-time incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), reacted to the outcome.  McDaniel laid out his Republican credentials and questioned why some within his state's Republican Party had gone to such lengths to for Cochran.

Starting to Look Like Thad Cochran's Vote Tally Was Cheated.  Cochran allegedly won by a few thousand votes.  As many as 35,000 votes were Democrats who Cochran convinced to vote in the GOP primary.  Mississippi law demands that anyone who votes in a primary cannot vote in a second primary.  In other words, if you voted in the Democrat primary you cannot then also vote in the Republican primary.  But one group has found as many as 800 crossover voters in one county alone!

There May Be Enough Invalidated Votes to Overturn Cochran Victory.  Thad Cochran, the incumbent who lost to Chris McDaniel in the primary, but got enough votes to force a run-off, used some of the most despicable tactics ever seen from a so-called "Republican" in history.  Cochran, who has been in the Senate for four decades, took all of the tricks straight out of the democrat party playbook, including hiring democrat activists to round up democrat voters to vote in the GOP election.  Many of them voting illegally.  Cochran ran ads accusing the Tea Party and McDaniel of racism.  Cochran ads claimed the Tea Party would prevent blacks from voting in the election.

McDaniel Has A Legal Path To Victory, Says Consultant.  Sen. Thad Cochran's second-round primary victory may be nullified if Chris McDaniel's team can show the margin of victory was less than the number of people who wrongly voted in both Democratic and GOP primaries.  "It's tedious, but it is a simple task [to check and] Mississippi state law is very clear on this," said Bill Pascoe, a political consultant for Independent Women's Voice, which backed McDaniel.  Last July, the mayoral election for the state's fourth largest city, Hattiesburg, was nullified after the losing candidate showed that the 37-vote margin of victory was smaller than the pool of suspect absentee ballots.  Those absentee ballots included 36 that were delivered to the Democratic mayor's wife, and were later filled out by jail inmates, including a felon who was disbarred from voting.

MS Tea Party President says at least 800 Hinds Co. voters crossed over illegally.  The Mississippi Tea Party President says they've found evidence that nearly 800 voters crossed over in Tuesday's runoff election that should not have been allowed to vote Republican.  "We have some evidence that we are concerned about," explained president Laura Van Overschelde.  "We're here to ensure the integrity of the electoral process.  There's a great concern over a great many of the irregularities and enrolling of voters."

Rumors Of Impropriety Swirl About Cochran Allies' Entreaties To Democratic Voters.  Rickey Cole, the chairman of the Mississippi Democratic Party, says [Sen. Thad] Cochran's allies are paying Democratic operatives to help get out the vote with a questionable tactic.  "Pete Pery" — the chairman of the Hinds County Republican Party — "is paying James 'Scooby Doo' Warren thousands of dollars to funnel to black preachers and others to get-out-the-vote for Cochran," Cole wrote in a Facebook message sent to a top aide of state Sen. Chris McDaniel's campaign, Ric McCluskey, just after midnight Tuesday.

Political parties fight to manipulate voting times.  [W]hat's convenient to you is increasingly an opportunity for political gamesmanship to the candidates on the ballot.

Federal judge puts U.S. Rep. John Conyers back on primary ballot.  U.S. Rep. John Conyers' on-again, off-again roller coaster ride for the Aug. 5 ballot took a new twist Friday [5/23/2014] when U.S. District Judge Matthew Leitman put the 85-year-old congressman back on the ballot.  Leitman's decision, released late Friday, contradicts the Secretary of State's review of Conyers' petitions, which found earlier in the day that Conyers had less than half the required signatures of valid registered voters on the petitions he turned in to qualify for the Aug. 5 primary ballot.

Judge allows long-time Dem Rep. Conyers on primary ballot.  A federal judge put Michigan Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest-serving Democrats in Congress, on the primary ballot Friday [5/23/2014,] hours after state election officials declared him ineligible.  Earlier Friday, Conyers lost his appeal to get on the August primary ballot after state officials found problems with his nominating petitions.  But hours later, Detroit federal Judge Matthew Leitman issued an injunction ordering that Conyers' name be placed on the ballot.

Federal judge puts Rep. John Conyers back on the Democratic primary ballot.  Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson office affirmed a decision by Detroit-area election officials, agreeing that only 455 of the signatures he submitted were gathered by registered voters in his heavily Democratic district.  At least 1,000 were needed to qualify for the August 5 primary election.  But just hours later, Detroit federal Judge Matthew Leitman issued an injunction ordering election officials to put Conyers' name on the ballot while larger constitutional issues are sorted out.  Leitman was appointed in July 2013 by President Barack Obama.

The Editor says...
Not all voting fraud occurs on election day.  Mr. Conyers failed to get the required number of signatures to get his name on the ballot, and was then quite correctly excluded from the ballot, until an activist judge helped him out. If the permanent Congressman and the activist judge were both Republicans, this would be front-page news.

An opposing viewpoint:
The Conyers Fiasco.  [N]ominating petitions are a truly dumb method for determining who gets a place on the ballot.  They are very expensive, as volunteers (or often paid personnel) have to get a certain number of signatures of registered voters, obeying no end of persnickety rules about the proper form of signature, name, and address.  The rule of thumb is that you need at least twice, and preferably three times, the legally required number of signatures to be sure of having enough valid ones.  In Conyers's case he needed 1,000, so he should have had 3,000 signatures to turn in.  The reason you need so many is that your opponents, once you have turned in the petitions, will unleash their political lawyers hoping to knock you off the ballot on a technicality.  You, of course, have to hire your own lawyers to defend your petitions.  It is all an enormous waste of time, money, and energy and a lawyer's relief act.

Howard Dean: "Republicans Aren't American".  We need two functional political parties, and these days the Democrats don't get over the bar, no matter how low you set it.  Their rants are so crazy that it is hard to tell what they are talking about.  Dean says that Republicans want to "take away the right to vote."  Huh?  Can you name a single Republican who has ever argued that anyone who has a right to vote should have it taken away?  I have never heard such an argument made.  Republicans do say that ONLY those who have a right to vote should be casting ballots, and that no one should vote more than once.

More Mexican Voting Fraud, In Texas School Board Election.  Courtesy of the Department of Justice, which opposes voter identification laws.

Motor Voter on steroids!  What could possibly go wrong?
Democrats propose Internet voting in 2016, making Republican also consider the idea.  Democrats are thinking about using Internet balloting in 2016 to expand their voter base and select a president — prompting Republicans to consider such a strategy to keep from losing ground.  Iowa Democrats proposed the idea and several others during a recent Democratic National Committee meeting, saying Internet balloting could expand access to their unique caucus process to overseas military personnel, absentee voters and others.

Voter Fraud: An Existential Threat to America.  The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), also known as "motor voter," promotes easy voter registration at motor vehicle, welfare and other state and local government offices.  Voters can apply in person or by mail, and, until a recent court ruling, the federal application required no proof of citizenship.  The NVRA also dictates voter roll maintenance, but it is a confusing procedure that can take over two election cycles.  States have also frequently been lackadaisical about taking advantages of the methods afforded by the law.  Some election boards actually have to be sued to clean up their voter rolls.  As a result, nationwide, voter rolls are a shambles.  According to a Pew report, approximately 24 million voter registrations nationally are either invalid or inaccurate, including about 1.8 million deceased individuals and 2.75 million multi-state duplicates.

Political Fraud About Voter Fraud.  The Obama administration has been ramping up its rhetoric about the evil of voter identification as part of the run-up to the midterm elections.  In January, Attorney General Eric Holder told MSNBC that voter fraud "simply does not exist to the extent that would warrant" voter ID laws, adding that many who favor such measures do so in order to "depress the vote."  Vice President Joe Biden claimed in February that new voter ID laws in North Carolina, Alabama and Texas were motivated by "hatred" and "zealotry."  In an April 11 speech to Al Sharpton's National Action Network, President Obama recited statistics purporting to show that voter fraud was extremely rare.  The "real voter fraud," he said, "is people who try to deny our rights by making bogus arguments about voter fraud."  These arguments themselves are bogus.

Attention Voter ID Opponents: 44,000 Additional Bogus Voters Discovered in Virginia.  A crosscheck of voter rolls in Virginia and Maryland turned up 44,000 people registered in both states, a vote-integrity group reported Wednesday [4/23/2014].  And that's just the beginning.  "The Virginia Voters Alliance is investigating how to identify voters who are registered and vote in Virginia but live in the states that surround us," Alliance President Reagan George told the State Board of Elections.  George acknowledged that the number of voters who actually cast multiple ballots is relatively small.  In the case of Maryland and Virginia, he revealed that 164 people voted in both states during the 2012 election.

Over 40,000 People Are Registered to Vote in Both Virginia and Maryland.  As midterm elections quickly approach, many are starting to think about voting and potential fraud at the polls.  And once again, we find that there is cause to be worried about voter fraud here in the U.S.  It appears in a new report that 44,000 people are registered to vote in both Virginia and Maryland.  A vote-integrity group crosschecked the voter rolls in the two states and found far too many people registered in both states.

4 Alabama counties have more active, registered voters than adult population.  Less than three months before the June primary, four Alabama counties had more voters on their rolls than what the Census Bureau says is their voting age population.  Officials give a number of reasons for that, including under-counting by the census.

Woman arrested for Nevada voter fraud.  Secretary of State Ross Miller says a woman has been arrested on two felony charges for allegedly using a false identity to register to vote and casting ballots in Nevada elections.

President Obama's Bogus Voting Rights Claims.  Last Friday, in a speech at Al Sharpton's National Action Network conference, President Obama proudly announced that the Justice Department had taken on more than 100 voting rights cases since 2009.  The problem with that claim is that, since 2009, the Justice Department has taken on only 39 voting rights cases — and as former Voting Section lawyer Christian Adams points out, only 13 were related to protecting minority voting rights.  And, with respect to some of the cases in which the department has been involved, it lost spectacularly — such as its false claim that South Carolina's voter ID law was discriminatory.

Vote Fraud is a Venerable Tradition.  Barack Obama accuses Republicans of threatening the right to vote.  Standing alongside Al Sharpton — the FBI snitch who aided Tawana Brawley's hoax and probably sparked an anti-Semitic riot, Obama spoke before Sharpton's National Action Network.  Obama allegedly said, "[t]he right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago."  He also declared that, "[a]cross the country, Republicans have led efforts to pass laws making it harder, not easier, to vote."  What are those rascally Republicans doing?  Efforts to require photo IDs in order to vote are probably uppermost in Obama's mind.  He might also have been thinking about moves to limit the times polls are open, cut back on early voting, especially on weekends, curtail the mailing of absentee ballots, and require proof of citizenship in order to vote.  These and other changes to American voting practices are anathema to Democrats, who claim they are efforts to suppress voting by minorities and the poor.

Voter fraud is no myth.  Opponents of voter identification legislation consistently contend that it proposes a solution to a non-problem.  President Barack Obama, during a speech at Al Sharpton's Action Network Conference in New York City on Friday, put it this way:  "Let's be clear.  The real voter fraud is people who try to deny our rights by making bogus arguments about voter fraud."  And U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told MSNBC early this year that voter fraud "simply does not exist to the extent that would warrant these kinds of measures."  But the folks at the North Carolina State Board of Elections have offered fresh evidence that a significant amount of voter fraud does exist.

North Carolina answers Democrats' question 'What vote fraud?  It's an article of the faith of the Democrats that voter fraud is nothing to worry about because it never happens.  Kim Strach, the North Carolina director of elections, has living proof — and some dead proof — otherwise.  She has identified 35,750 persons who voted in North Carolina sharing a name, birth date and Social Security number with someone who voted in another state in 2012.  Another 81 North Carolinians voted after they died.  Ghosts have no constitutional rights, not yet, but Barack Obama and the Democrats think rigor mortis need not keep voters from practicing good citizenship.  President Obama nevertheless insists on looking the other way when voter fraud lies all about him.

Voter Fraud: The Left's Tool For Social Justice.  Why did Democrats applaud the loathsome community organizer Melowese Richardson, a freshly released, unrepentant voter fraud felon, at a recent "voting rights" rally in Ohio?  Because, like Richardson, they believe they are entitled to vote more than once against a system they see as unjust.  Some serial voters do what they do in order to exact revenge against a society they feel did them or their ancestors wrong.  Richardson is far from alone.  Double-voting is distressingly common.  Many leftists have contempt for the electoral process because they don't believe in the electoral system as it is constituted in capitalist America.

Massive Voter Fraud Tainted '12 Election.  Allegations of voter fraud fly back and forth in modern American politics, each based on episodic personal observations or on anomalous electoral outcomes.  But now for the very first time, comes concrete proof of massive voter fraud in the 2012 election, sufficiently widespread to have tainted over one million votes nationwide.  So far the data does not indicate which side committed the fraud or even whether it was orchestrated at all, but the fact of the fraud is now undeniable.  North Carolina, under the leadership of their Election Board chairman Kim Strach, studied the rolls of those who voted there and compared them with data from 27 other states.  The conclusion: 35,750 people voted in North Carolina and also voted in at least one other state in the 2012 election.

Obama Lies about Voter Fraud and DOJ Investigations Before Paranoid Audience.  A tragic phenomenon has affected President Obama since he became President.  The more radical his audience, the more outrageous his lies.  At his appearance before Al Sharpton's National Action Network, Obama called voter fraud claims "bogus" and said his Justice Department has "taken on more than 100 voting rights cases since 2009."  This is a bald faced lie.  One need merely click [a] link at the Justice Department's own website to see it is a lie.  The truth is that 39 cases have been brought, not 100, and only 13 relate to protecting minority voting rights — usually foreign language ballot issues.

A Criminal Organization Masquerading As....  In Congress, Rep. Darrell Issa of California has just leveled an explosive charge against his Democrat counterpart on the House Oversight and Government Reform committee — to wit, that the gentleman from Maryland colluded with the IRS to harass a conservative organization fighting for honest elections.

Dems' Voter-Fraud Denial.  Kim Strach, the new director of North Carolina's Board of Elections [...] just searched a database that comprises about half the registered voters in the U.S. and found 35,750 voters in her state whose first and last names and full date of birth match with someone in another state who also voted in the 2012 election.  A smaller number (765) had exact matches on Social Security numbers, but that total is artificially low because only some states provide that number for any or all of their voters.  Remember:  In 2008, Barack Obama only carried North Carolina by 14,177 votes out of 2.3 million cast.

Massive Voter Fraud Discovered in North Carolina's 2012 Election.  The North Carolina State Board of Elections has found thousands of instances of voter fraud in the state, thanks to a 28-state crosscheck of voter rolls.  Initial findings suggest widespread election fraud.
  •   765 voters with an exact match of first and last name, DOB and last four digits of SSN were registered in N.C. and another state and voted in N.C. and the other state in the 2012 general election.
  •   35,750 voters with the same first and last name and DOB were registered in N.C. and another state and voted in both states in the 2012 general election.
  •   155,692 voters with the same first and last name, DOB and last four digits of SSN were registered in N.C. and another state — and the latest date of registration or voter activity did not take place within N.C.
The second point is key, as double voting is election fraud under state and federal statutes.  Punishment for double voting in federal elections can include jail time.

Hundreds of cases of potential voter fraud uncovered in North Carolina.  State elections officials in North Carolina are investigating hundreds of cases of potential voter fraud after identifying thousands of registered voters with personal information matching those of voters who voted in other states in 2012.  Elections Director Kim Strach told state lawmakers at an oversight hearing Wednesday that her staff has identified 765 registered North Carolina voters who appear to have cast ballots in two states during the 2012 presidential election.  Strach said the first names, last names, birthdates and last four digits of their Social Security numbers appear to match information for voters in another state.  Each case will now be investigated to determine whether voter fraud occurred.

Report points to possible voter fraud in NC.  State election officials are looking into thousands of cases where registered voters may have voted in two states or after their reported death.  A report presented Wednesday by Elections Director Kim Strach to the Joint Legislative Elections Oversight Committee said 81 voters have a voter history later than the date of their death.  The audit further identified 13,416 deceased voters on voter rolls in Oct. 13.  The information was found after DHHS provided more than 50,000 new death records to the State Board of Elections.

Audit Finds Evidence of Widespread Voter Fraud in North Carolina.  According to this audit by the North Carolina Elections Oversight Committee, at least 81 dead people have been voting from the grave, and more than 35,000 people with matching full names and dates of birth voted in both North Carolina and another state in the 2012 general election.  To put that number in context, Barack Obama carried North Carolina by fewer than 15,000 votes in 2008.  Double voting, needless to say, is a crime.  Furthermore, state officials were only able to cross check their rolls and voter activity records with 28 other states, leaving loads of potential data missing.

Local couple upset after receiving pre-marked voter registration card from Covered California.  A local couple called 10News concerned after they received an envelope from the state's Obamacare website, Covered California.  Inside was a letter discussing voter registration and a registration card pre-marked with an "x" in the box next to Democratic Party.  The couple — who did not want their identity revealed — received the letter and voter registration card from their health insurance provider Covered California, the state-run agency that implements President Obama's Affordable Care Act.

Voter registration papers have Democratic Party pre-selected.  Under California law, residents signing up for government services like welfare or other public assistance must also be sent a voter registration card.  But a couple of lifelong Republicans were shocked this week when the state's Obamacare registrar sent theirs with 'Democratic Party' already checked off.  Following a lawsuit from a voting-rights group, Covered California began sending out more than 4 million voter registration forms last week.  But they're supposed to be completely blank.

Vote fraud as 'payback time'.  Melowese Richardson is the poster girl for vote fraud.  The Ohio poll worker was sentenced last July to five years in prison after being convicted of voting twice in the 2012 election and voting three times — in 2008, 2011 and 2012 — in the name of her sister, in a coma since 2003, according to USA Today.  This might be below Chicago graveyard standards, but it's still impressive.  Ms. Richardson has become a heroine to the left, which is working with its legal arm — the U.S. Justice Department — to kill voter photo-ID laws in order to ensure that creative voting continues.

Wisconsin governor signs bill ending early weekend voting.  Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Thursday signed a measure into law that eliminates absentee voting on weekends ahead of elections but vetoed a provision that restricted weekday voting hours across the state.

Melowese Richardson and Eric Holder's selective enforcement of the law.  The incident is just the latest in a long line of decisions made by the AG that strongly suggest he follows a double standard, subscribing to one set of laws for "his people," another for the rest of us.

6,100 dead people on Nassau voter rolls, Newsday analysis finds.  Evelyn E. Burwell's family was surprised to learn she voted in the 2012 general and primary elections.  They knew she was an avid voter, but she's been dead since 1997.  Burwell is one of about 6,100 deceased people still registered to vote in Nassau County, a Newsday computer analysis shows.  The former Wantagh resident, who died at age 74, is also among roughly 270 people that records show voted in Nassau County after dying, a group that includes a man who voted 14 times since his death.

No Justice Department Charges Against Ohio Woman Who Voted Six Times for Obama.  Last week Al Sharpton embraced convicted vote fraudster Melowese Richardson at a "voting rights" rally in Cincinnati.  The United States Department of Justice under Eric Holder has done nothing to Melowese Richardson 410 days after she admitted on camera that she committed multiple federal felonies by voting six times for President Obama's reelection.  Federal law makes it a felony to vote more than once for President.  In fact, 42 U.S.C. Section 1973i(e) subjects Richardson to twenty-five years in federal prison for her six votes for Obama.

Six-time Obama voter's group received Obama administration grant.  The woman who admitted to voting for President Barack Obama six times worked for and sat on the board of a group that received an Obama administration Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant.  Melowese Richardson admitted in 2013 to voting six times for Obama's re-election while working as a poll worker in Hamilton County, Ohio.  Initially convicted on state voter fraud charges and sentenced to five years in prison, Richardson served eight months before the George Soros-funded Ohio Justice and Policy Center helped lessen her sentence to probation.  Richardson appeared last week at a rally with some Ohio Democrats and Al Sharpton, who publicly gave her a hug.

Kansas, Arizona prevail in voter citizenship suit.  A judge in Wichita has ordered a federal commission to enforce Kansas and Arizona laws requiring documents such as a birth certificate proving citizenship for new voters.  U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren ordered the Election Assistance Commission to immediately add Kansas- and Arizona-specific instructions to the federal voter registration form.  Those instructions will say that new registrants will have to provide documents proving citizenship before they are allowed to vote, as required by state law.

Voting Rights and Proof of Citizenship.  Liberals are expressing outrage today [3/20/2014] about the court ruling that a federal agency is required to help Kansas and Arizona ensure that those registering to vote are citizens.  The case decided in a U.S. district court in Wichita revolved around the U.S. Election Assistance Commission's decision to deny the requests from the two states that proof of citizenship be added to a national voter registration form when distributed in Kansas and Arizona.  Judge Eric F. Melgren rightly ruled that the agency had no authority to tell the states their requests were invalid.  He noted that the decision by the election commission to deny the states' requests was "unlawful and in excess of its statutory authority."  This is a phrase that could well be applied to a great many other Obama administration decisions and executive orders.

Federal Judge Hands Republicans In Kansas, Arizona A Big Win In Voting Rights Fight.  A federal judge in Kansas on Wednesday [3/19/2014] ruled that the federal agency which oversees the federal voter registration form must include the state-specific proof-of-citizenship requirements requested by both Kansas and Arizona.  The ruling was hailed by Republican officials in both states.  And it also does away with the need for the "two-tier" voting systems that were proposed while the case was pending.

Primary day: Officials seek to keep 5 polling places open late.  Five polling places were allowed to stay open late because of early morning delays that may have turned some voters away.  In suburban and Cook County, two polling places were allowed to stay open past 7 p.m. to accommodate two voters who were turned away because of late openings, said Courtney Greve, spokeswoman for County Clerk David Orr.  "That's right, two people — one voter in each precinct," she said.

Florida TV station documents ineligible voters as DoJ sues to prevent state from purging rolls.  WBBH TV in Ft. Myers, Florida has performed a public service with its investigative reporting documenting non-US citizens voting regularly in local elections.

Poll worker sentenced to 5 years for voter fraud serves only 8 months.  A Hamilton County judge released a former poll worker sentenced to five years in prison for voter fraud after eight months on Tuesday.  On July 7, Melowese Richardson, 58, pleaded to four counts of illegal voting in 2009, 2011 and 2012 in the courtroom of Hamilton County Judge Robert P. Ruelman.  One count charged her with voting for her sister, who is in a coma.  Four other counts were dropped in exchange for Richardson's plea.

Youth vote gets younger: Law lets most 17-year-olds cast ballot.  Advocates say the change allows youth to develop voting habits early, a key to ensuring they turn into lifelong voters.  Critics have questioned whether teens are engaged enough to cast meaningful votes.  While it remains to be seen how many 17-year-olds turn out to vote on March 18, more than 9,000 of them have registered to do so in the city and suburbs, helped in many cases by clerk's offices partnering with school districts to host registration drives.

The Editor says...
Please consider two comments on the article immediately above:  [#1] The voting age should be raised, not lowered, because the simpletons who attend public  schools  indoctrination centers are immersed in left-wing propaganda all day long.  [#2] Partner is not a verb.

Battleground Texas Ends 'Questionable' Voter Registration Practice.  Last week, James O'Keefe's Project Veritas released video showing Battleground Texas operative Jennifer Langoria admitting that the group uses its voter registration activities to conduct data-mining operations.  It collects people's personal information off of the voter registration forms it gets them to fill out, which is against state law governing the behavior of voter registrars in the state.  For a week, Democrat Wendy Davis has remained silent on the matter.  The media in Texas have either clouded the issue or not asked her about it.  Battleground Texas has defended the practice as legal.  But today, at the tail end of a Reuters infomercial on BGTX, the group admits that it has quietly scuttled the tactic.

Iowa voter fraud investigation concludes; 80 additional cases referred to prosecutors.  A controversial investigation into alleged voter fraud has concluded, the investigator leading the effort said Monday [2/24/2014].  Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Adam DeCamp said Monday [2/24/2014] that the probe aimed at identifying and prosecuting fraudulent Iowa voters ended Feb. 13, roughly 20 months after it began.  Since September, when DeCamp took over as the lead investigator, the effort has scrutinized 245 individual voters.  Of those, more than 80 have been referred to county attorneys for possible prosecution.

Battleground Texas, the Texas Media, and Wendy's Choice.  James O'Keefe and his Project Veritas captured Battleground Texas organizer Jennifer Langoria admitting that the group uses its voter registration drives as data-mining operations for their political operations.  Whatever one thinks of Project Veritas, it did not put words into Battleground Texas' mouth.  "So every time we register someone to vote we keep their name and number," Langoria says.  According to Texas election law, it is unlawful to transcribe, copy, or otherwise record a telephone number furnished on a voter registration application.  Battleground Texas has, therefore, been caught in what appears to be election fraud.

Texas Tribune Duped by Dem Operative on Battleground Texas Scandal.  Follow-up to Breitbart News' major national story on Battleground Texas, an ACORN-like organization supporting Democrat Wendy Davis for governor, whose operatives appear to violate Texas law by registering voters on behalf of the state, but then illegally copying voters' telephone numbers into their private database for partisan use later.  Now Democrats are responding with a defense so lame that it seems more likely than ever that in fact crimes are being committing by these Democratic operatives.

Dewhurst: Investigate Battleground Texas Immediately.  Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst issued a letter to Secretary of State Nandita Berry today [2/21/2014] urging her office to immediately turn over all complaints of Battleground Texas' violations of election law to Attorney General Greg Abbott.  The scandal was revealed after Breitbart Texas released the latest James O'Keefe undercover video on what appeared to be a Battleground Texas illegal voter data-mining operation to help elect Wendy Davis.

Exclusive: O'Keefe Busts Illegal Voter Scheme to 'Turn Texas Blue'.  In an apparent violation of state law, Battleground Texas officials are exploiting legally protected information to turn voters out to the polls as part of the Democratic party's quest to paint the Lone Star State blue, a new undercover video from James O'Keefe reveals.  The footage shows Battleground Texas volunteer Jennifer Longoria saying the group uses the phone numbers from voter registration forms in later efforts to boost turnout on election day.  Texas Election Code prohibits the use of, or even the copying of, phone numbers provided by individuals registering to vote.

DNC's Donna Brazile: Reform Immigration So Illegals Can Vote.  During the February 2 airing of This Week With George Stephanopoulos, Democratic National Committee vice chairwoman Donna Brazile stressed that Obama cannot stop short of full citizenship on immigration reform because citizenship will allow current illegals to vote.

California Sen. Rod Wright convicted of perjury, voter fraud.  A Los Angeles jury on Tuesday convicted state Sen. Roderick D. Wright on all eight counts in his perjury and voter fraud trial.  The Inglewood Democrat was indicted by a Los Angeles County grand jury in September 2010. [...] In a trial that began Jan. 8, prosecutors accused Wright of faking a move to a rental property he owned in Inglewood so he could run in what was then the 25th Senate District.  They accused him of lying on voter registration and candidacy documents and of casting ballots in five elections he was not entitled to vote in from the Inglewood address.

Presidential commission offers ways to shorten voting lines.  A nonpartisan panel of election and management experts is recommending that states embrace technology, more flexibility in the voting process and better resources for voters in order to improve the speed and ease of casting a ballot in the U.S.

Waiting More Than 30 Minutes to Vote Is Unacceptable, Obama's Elections Commission Concludes.  "No citizen should have to wait more than 30 minutes to vote."  That's one of the dozens of recommendations and "best practices" issued Wednesday by the President Obama's Commission on Election Administration.  "Our mission in this report was to improve the voter experience," commission co-chair Benjamin Ginsburg told MSNBC on Wednesday night [1/22/2014].

Federal ruling forbids states from checking voters' citizenship.  A federal commission rejected three states requests to ask voters for proof of citizenship, issuing a complex decision Friday [1/17/2014] that said it's up to the national government, not the states, to decide what to include on registration forms.  Under the motor-voter law, federal officials distribute voter-registration forms in all of the states.  Arizona, Kansas and Georgia all asked that those forms request proof of citizenship, but the federal Election Assistance Commission rejected that in a 46-page ruling.  The EAC said states can check driver's license databases or ask federal immigration authorities for information, but they cannot tell the federal government what to include on federal forms.

Republican leaders push bill to update Voting Rights Act.  Key lawmakers announced a rewrite of the Voting Rights Act on Thursday [1/16/2014], creating a test to judge which states are still so discriminatory that they need federal scrutiny of their voting decisions — moving to revive the iconic law just months after the Supreme Court declared part of it unconstitutional.  In their June decision, the justices said Congress couldn't use discrimination from four decades ago to single out states for special federal scrutiny, so the proposal would update the test to look at recent federal court rulings that found a state or municipality violated voting laws.

Voter Fraud: We've Got Proof It's Easy.  Liberals who oppose efforts to prevent voter fraud claim that there is no fraud — or at least not any that involves voting in person at the polls.  But New York City's watchdog Department of Investigations has just provided the latest evidence of how easy it is to commit voter fraud that is almost undetectable.  DOI undercover agents showed up at 63 polling places last fall and pretended to be voters who should have been turned away by election officials; the agents assumed the names of individuals who had died or moved out of town, or who were sitting in jail.  In 61 instances, or 97 percent of the time, the testers were allowed to vote.

Texas Vote-Buying Case Casts Glare on Tradition of Election Day Goads.  In [Donna, Texas, a] Rio Grande Valley town of trailer parks and weedy lots eight miles from the Mexico border, people call them runners or politiqueras — the campaign workers who use their network of relatives and friends to deliver votes for their candidates.  They travel around town with binders stuffed with the names and addresses of registered voters, driving residents to and from the polls and urging those they bump into at the grocery store to support their candidates.

A recipe for fraud:
University developing technology to vote on your tablet, smartphone.  A Clemson University professor is developing a new electronic voting system that will allow voters to cast their ballots from home computers, tablets and smartphones.

The Editor says...
For hundreds of years, we have upheld a tradition in this country:  If you're unable (or too lazy) to appear in person at the polling place, you can't vote.  Voting by mail is a bad idea, but at least there is some chance of validation before the day of the election.  Voting by way of the internet, which is the root of this latest scheme from Clemson University, opens the door to massive automated voter fraud.  Anyone with access to the voter registration list would be able to vote on behalf of everyone in the county, and if the perpetrators are really clever, nobody will ever know which laptop computer the votes came from.  At least when someone arrives in person to vote for the 12th time, there is a good chance that an election judge will recognize that person and intervene.

Report: New York Investigators Obtain Fraudulent Ballots 97 Percent of Time.  New York City's Department of Investigation (DOI) has just shown how easy it is to commit voter fraud that is almost undetectable.  Its undercover agents were able to obtain ballots for city elections a total of 61 times — 39 times using the names of dead people, 14 times using the names of incarcerated felons, and eight times using the names of non-residents.  On only two occasions, or about 3 percent of the time, were the agents stopped by polling-place officials.  In one of the two cases, an investigator was stopped only because the felon he was trying to vote in the name of was the son of the election official he was dealing with.

This Factual Evidence of Voter Fraud in Ohio Should Change Democrats' Minds About Voter ID.  I am struggling to come up with a good way to defend Democrats' behavior on the Voter ID debate when there were 257,000 dead people still listed as active voters and and at least 17 factual cases of voter fraud in Ohio.  It is painfully obvious that the system needs a makeover if it is that awful at staying up to date with who is and isn't alive.

Obama: 'You Can't Say You Take Pride in American Democracy' and Be in Favor of Voter ID Laws.  Yes, several states are mounting efforts to hinder the ability of certain people to vote; these "certain" people are ineligible voters.  Call it "extreme," but openly facilitating voter fraud to alter elections is hardly an affirmation of democracy, but a detriment to our election process.  On a side note, perhaps we could take President Obama more seriously when he speaks about voter fraud or voter intimidation if his Justice Department had not dropped the case against Black Panthers who intimidated voters in Philadelphia in 2008.

Non-citizens caught voting in 2012 presidential election in key swing state.  Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced Wednesday that his office found 17 non-citizens illegally cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election — and has referred the case for possible prosecution.  The alleged crime would be a notable case of voter fraud in a key swing state.  By law, only American citizens are allowed the privilege of casting ballots for the nation's leaders.  Ohio officials say that did not stop some from getting around the system.

The art of stealing elections.  Stealing elections is an old game politicians play.  Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president, got to the U.S. Senate in 1948 by "winning" the closest race in Texas history by a margin of 87 votes out of more than a million cast.  An election judge in tiny Alice, Texas, said he counted more than 200 names on the voting roll for Box 13 that were written in alphabetic succession in the same hand, same color of ink.  When a federal court subpoenaed Box 13, it was discovered to be "lost."  LBJ took his seat in the Senate.

Obamacare Creates 50 New State Databases [for] Gathering Potential Voter Information.  Since the passage of Obamacare, all fifty state Medicaid agencies have been forced to create a new standalone database that contains nothing besides the contact information of Medicaid applicants who used Healthcare.gov.  Some of these new databases mail out voter registration forms automatically.  You cannot refuse them.  No worthwhile verification occurs before the forms are mailed.  Apply for Medicaid and the form will be mailed to you, [...]

Massachusetts man indicted for voting in Manchester during 2012 Presidential Election.  A Massachusetts man has been indicted for voting in Manchester during the 2012 Presidential election.  Late Friday afternoon Attorney General Joseph A. Foster announced in a release that Lorin C. Schneider, Jr., of Carver, Massachusetts had been indicted by a Hillsborough County grand jury for wrongful voting in violation of RSA 659:34, I (e).

Maryland Will Return To Paper Ballots In 2016.  The search is on for new machines to replace Maryland's touch screen voting system.

Premeditated, Manufactured Chaos.  [Scroll down]  There is such a strategy; Obama has known about it for decades and is using it now.  It was developed in the 1960s by Columbia University professors Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, who published an article in Nation magazine titled "The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty." [...] Cloward and Piven were the authors of Motor Voter, which turns motor vehicle and other state offices into de facto low income voter registration drives.  This law allowed the nationwide explosion of voter registration fraud conducted by ACORN, and is largely responsible for today's 24 million bad registrations nationwide.  Motor Voter also made Obamacare's online voter registration possible.  Obama has connections to Cloward and Piven, ACORN and its voter registration arm, Project Vote, going back to the early 1990s.

Polling Machine Problems Happening in Swing County in Virginia.  Problems appear to already be happening on election day in Virginia.  Two callers from Loudoun County called into WMAL's Mornings on the Mall radio show and told hosts Larry O'Connor and Brian Wilson that the electronic validation system across the county was down when they showed up to go vote.

OJ Simpson, convicted felon, remains on the Miami-Dade voting rolls.  Here's why OJ Simpson wasn't purged from Florida's voter rolls:  "Mr. Simpson's name was not removed from the voter rolls because he was convicted in Nevada so his name was never sent to the Department of State for removal," elections spokeswoman Brittany Lesser said in an email.  "We are working to improve how the voter rolls are updated in order to maintain the integrity of elections statewide."

Obamacare Websites Encourage Voter Registration After Application Completion.  The Obamacare exchange website does more than merely register you for an insurance program.  According to a report from the MacIver Institute, once you complete the process, you are then immediately asked to register to vote — a propagandistic strategy designed to make government beneficiaries into lifetime Democratic voters.

Virginia Democrats fight purge of voter rolls ordered weeks before election.  Election officials across Virginia are grappling with how to follow through with a directive from the State Board of Elections to purge up to 57,000 registered voters from the state rolls — a move that has prompted a lawsuit from the Democratic Party of Virginia and outright defiance by at least one registrar.  The state, working this year for the first time as part of a multistate program intended to validate voters, says it is required by law to conduct maintenance on voter lists and is not canceling voters but directing local registrars to review registrants carefully.  The program provides information to election boards about voters who are registered in more than one state.

Bring out your dead.  Election officials have compiled a list of 57,000 names of Virginians thought to have moved and put down roots elsewhere in the country.  Election officials want to cross-check the names of nonresidents against the voter-registration lists and cross off the names of everyone who shouldn't be voting in Virginia.  Terry McAuliffe is obviously polling well among the dearly departed because his party tells the court that "the need for relief is urgent."  The lawsuit argues that "the [State Board of Elections] is rushing to complete the purging in time to have the desired effect on the upcoming election."

Civil rights groups claim N.J. violating 'motor voter act,' threaten to sue.  Lawyers for the NAACP and a coalition of other civil rights groups claim New Jersey has been violating the National Voting Rights Act and say they will sue if changes are not made.  The 1993 act, also known as the "motor voter" law, requires social service agencies across the country to give clients the chance to register to vote when filling out paperwork for services.  In a letter to Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, the top election official in the state, the groups say the state Department of Human Services is failing to consistently provide voter registration services to those seeking public assistance.

Obama Administration Quietly Caves on True the Vote Case.  Is this related to the retirement of Lois Lerner?  I don't know, but it seems that the Obama administration has decided to cut its losses on the IRS.  The Department of Justice told a federal court on Friday [9/20/2013] that it is conceding in the lawsuit brought by True the Vote, Inc., and will grant True the Vote 501(c)(3) status.

For Those Who Don't Believe in Election Fraud.  "Yes, the Rizzo-Royster race turned on vote fraud," admitted the Kansas City Star's Barbara Shelly in a crow-eating column nearly three years after it would do any good.  For years the Star has routinely mocked anyone who dared suggest vote fraud was a problem.  Among those mocked was Will Royster, a retired Navy fighter pilot who seemingly lost in a northeast Kansas City Democratic primary for state representative in 2010 by the final count of one single vote.  The seeming victor, endorsed by the Star, was neophyte J.J. Rizzo, the son of Democratic machine honcho, Henry Rizzo.

NYT Discovers Voter Fraud.  After years of claiming that it doesn't exist, the New York Times has found evidence of voter fraud:  a political machine organizing unqualified voters to swing an election in Alabama.

The Democrats' Silly, Dishonest Excuse of 'Voter Suppression' in Colorado.  The term "voter suppression" implies someone making an effort to prevent people from voting, which is not what happened here, where the elections were amply covered in local, state, and national media and all of the usual polling places were open for all of the usual hours, with no intimidation or other obstacles.  The core of the Democrats' argument is that because voting by mail was limited, some sort of nefarious authorities have prevented Coloradans from casting votes.

Liberals in Retreat.  In Colorado, liberals are already in denial about the fact that two Democratic state senators were recalled from office in districts Barack Obama carried by some 20 percentage points only ten months ago.  The recalls were organized by citizens upset with the lawmakers' votes in favor of a gun-control measure.  The two senators also helped pass bills perceived as being against the interests of rural areas and helped push through a fraud-prone election law that shifted the Centennial State to all-mail voting.

Possible fraud cited in Hamtramck primary, information sent to prosecutor's office.  The Wayne County Board of Canvassers voted today [9/9/2013] to forward information from Hamtramck to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office and the chief Wayne County Circuit Court judge, saying there's enough information to believe fraud took place in the city's Aug. 6 primary.  Around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, workers are expected to begin recounting ballots from Detroit's elections for several seats, including the mayor's race.

Election Fraud: Detecting the Undetectable.  No one knows how much election fraud occurs in America because under the current system much election fraud is simply — undetectable. [...] If an ineligible, perhaps a noncitizen, has been registered for years and has been voting, then he'll continue to be able to vote unless registrars correct the registrations already on-file.  If you're a noncitizen and you get on a voter registry, you can vote.  And the fraud you commit when voting will be — undetectable.

Somali Immigrants Charged With 2012 Voter Fraud in Minnesota.  Double voting in a federal election is a felony. But the Holder DOJ hasn't acted, so far.

Are You Sure There's No Voter Fraud?  The outcry from the administration on the voter ID issue as well as the manufactured outrage about the Supreme Court's decision upholding but modifying the Voting Rights Act is predicated on the false idea that these measures are a new version of discriminatory Jim Crow laws.  Given the night-and-day difference between the world of Jim Crow that drew Americans to the 1963 March on Washington and the America of 2013, this is an obvious effort to both revive flagging interest in civil-rights organizations and to brand President Obama's critics as racists.

CA Mulls Allowing Non-Citizens to Work Polling Stations as Translators.  The State of California is seriously considering allowing non-citizens work at polls throughout the state during elections.  The Sacramento Bee reported weeks ago that the California Legislature has passed a bill that would let non-citizens who are "lawful permanent residents who meet all the other requirements for being eligible to vote except for citizenship" work at the polls.

Partisanship and 'Voting Rights'.  Freed from the strictures of preclearance — and with Republican majorities elected in 2010 and a GOP governor elected in 2012 — lawmakers in Raleigh passed a series of changes to the state's voting laws, including an ID requirement, elimination of same-day voter registration and "preregistration" of minors in high schools, and a reduction in the number of days on which early voting is allowed.

'True the Vote' Finds 173 Cases of Suspected Interstate Vote Fraud.  True the Vote (TTV), the nation's leading voters' rights organization, today announced new research findings of interstate voter fraud in Florida and Maryland. Florida and Maryland state election authorities and the U.S. Department of Justice were formally notified of 173 cases of voters casting ballots simultaneously in both states during federal elections.

Vote Fraud: 163 poll workers in Ohio retired because of a "high error" rate (read fraud).  Hamilton County in Ohio has seen it [sic] problems with vote fraud.  Just last month veteran poll worker, Melowese Richardson, was sentenced to five years in prison for voting multiple times.  The county was also investigating 39 other voter fraud cases.  Now the county is retiring 163 other poll workers for their high rate of errors.

The Dems Rally Their Legions of Haters for 2014.  This email arrived yesterday from MoveOn, whose communications are generally indistinguishable from those of the Democratic Party.  The subject line was "New York Times stunner."  ["]Republicans are trying to steal control of the U.S. Senate by making it harder to vote.  Pitch in to help defend the right to vote and stop Republicans from stealing the 2014 election.["]  This plea requires a certain chutzpah, as stealing elections at the polls has always been a Democratic specialty.  I think what they are actually referring to is Republican efforts to ensure honest voting so that Democrats can't steal elections.

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I don't see anything wrong with "making it harder to vote," because under the current system, it is too easy for dead people to vote and too easy for somebody else to cast a vote using my name, and too easy to bring in a bus load of homeless bums or nursing home residents and "assist" them with their votes.

Hillary Builds 2016 Campaign on Racial Politics.  Hillary Clinton has worked her way back in the news by making racially-charged remarks to the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco.  There is, she claimed, an ongoing "assault on voting rights."  But the only "assault" going on is a liberal assault on the truth about efforts to protect the integrity of our election process.

Voting problems prompt retraining of poll workers.  Hundreds of Hamilton County poll workers will be retrained — and 163 "retired" — as a result of voting problems in the 2012 election.  That includes 94 workers at 16 precincts that will be completely restaffed because of a high number of errors.  The others failed to vote themselves and/or performed poorly on Election Day.

Rand Paul: No 'objective evidence' African Americans are prevented from voting.  Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that there is no "objective evidence" that African-American voters are being disenfranchised in modern elections.

Florida governor plans to resume voter purge effort.  Florida Governor Rick Scott is planning a new effort to purge non-U.S. citizens from the state's voter rolls, a move that last year prompted a series of legal challenges and claims from critics his administration was trying to intimidate minority voters.

When election fraud isn't fraud: Giron's new Colorado election law.  According to Colorado's new election law, there is effectively no residency requirement to vote in any specific jurisdiction.  As long as voters don't vote more than once, they can pretty much vote wherever they want.  This is just one of the "features" of the new election law passed in May at the end of the legislative session and signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper on May 10.

Felon voting rights have a bigger impact on elections than voter ID laws.  Voter identification laws have Democrats up in arms.  One of the reasons, as Nate Cohn illustrated last week, is that they disproportionately affected non-white and Democratic voters in North Carolina.  This effect, however, only would have padded Romney's lead in the state by 0.5 [percent] to 0.8 [percent].  In other words, it would only have made a difference in the tightest of elections, and North Carolina isn't close to being the state that determines the winner in presidential elections.  If Democrats want to be upset about something, they should turn their attention to felon and ex-felon voting restrictions.

More Voting-Rights Challenges from Holder.  The Washington Post reports that Eric Holder plans to file voting-rights challenges not only against Texas, which the DOJ did last week, but against a number of other states, too.  These challenges are part of a crusade to, as Holder says, "use every tool" at the Obama administration's disposal to continue federal oversight of the states in this area, despite the Supreme Court's decision last month in Shelby County v. Holder.

Gov. Rick Perry blasts Obama's attempted "end-run" on Voting Rights Act.  Gov. Rick Perry is blasting the Obama administration, after Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement this morning that he will try to use the courts to reimpose a form of "preclearance" for voting law changes.

Voting Rights Act Anachronism.  In its Shelby County vs. Holder ruling, the high court struck down provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act requiring states with a history of voting discrimination from having to seek Justice Department or court approval of redrawn voting districts.  Writing for the high court's majority, Justice Roberts noted a "1,000 percent increase since 1965 in the number of African-American elected officials in the six states originally covered by the Voting Rights Act."

Data Mining and Elections.  The Obama administration has been collecting enormous amounts of communications and other data on Americans.  The justification which is offered (and which is being accepted on both sides of the aisle) is the need to monitor this information to protect us in the age of modern terrorism.  The most credible complaint we hear is that they're gathering data on their political opposition.  The IRS scandal gives weight to this thought.  But an overlooked motive will play a pivotal role in 2014:  this data-mining effort, in significant part, is a vehicle for getting votes.

Flashback — Holder: Universal Voter Registration Through Federal Benefits.  Election integrity advocates must always remember that even progressive contingency plans have contingency plans.  President Obama's reported statement in Senegal regarding the Supreme Court decision to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act as outdated and unconstitutional was a dog whistle to election law agitators that deserves interpretation.

Supreme Court voids key part of voting law, sets up standoff between feds and states.  A landmark Supreme Court ruling that struck down a key part of the Voting Rights Act has set up a stand-off between Republican-led states and the Obama administration over controversial voting laws that until now had been stalled.  The 5-4 ruling on Tuesday [6/25/2013] addressed a 1960s-era provision that largely singled out states and districts in the South — those with a history of discrimination — and required them to seek federal permission to change their voting laws.  The court ruled that the formula determining which states are affected was unconstitutional.

US Supreme Court strikes down Voting Rights Act clause.  The US Supreme Court has struck down a key part of a landmark civil rights-era electoral law designed to protect minority voters.  By a margin of 5-4, the justices quashed Section 4 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.  They ruled that an updated formula was needed to decide which jurisdictions' election laws need monitoring.

Supreme Court limits key part of Voting Rights Act.  A bitterly divided Supreme Court drove a stake through the heart of the landmark Voting Rights Act Tuesday [6/25/2013], striking down a coverage formula that Congress has used to monitor states with a history of discrimination.  Declaring that "our country has changed in the past 50 years," Chief Justice John Roberts and the court's four other conservatives said the 1965 law cannot be enforced unless Congress updates it to account for a half-century of civil rights advances.

Supreme Court limits federal oversight of Voting Rights Act.  A federal civil rights law that has stood for generations will be tougher to enforce after Tuesday's ruling by the Supreme Court.  In a 5-4 vote, justices limited the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965, which Congress passed during the height of America's volatile civil rights movement.

That Was Quick: Texas Moves Forward With Voter ID Law After Supreme Court Ruling.  Just hours after the Supreme Court handed down a ruling that guts parts of the Voting Rights Act, Texas is moving forward with a controversial voter ID law that state Attorney General Greg Abbott hopes to implement right away.  "With today's [6/25/2013] decision, the state's voter ID law will take effect immediately," Abbott said in a statement to the Dallas Morning News.  "Redistricting maps passed by the Legislature may also take effect without approval from the federal government."

Online ballot fraud marks the 'e-boletera era of Miami politics'.  The election scandal dogging Congressman Joe Garcia's campaign and two state House races makes it clear:  Computer techies are supplementing old-school, block-walking ballot-brokers known as boleteras.  Over just a few days last July, at least two groups of schemers used computers traced to Miami, India and the United Kingdom to fraudulently request the ballots of 2,046 Miami-Dade voters.

Dem bill would require companies to give workers paid time off to vote.  A group of House Democrats has proposed legislation that would require companies around the country to give workers two hours of paid time off in order to vote in federal elections.  The bill, from Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.), is co-sponsored by 17 Democrats, including many from states or U.S. territories without laws in place to guarantee paid time off.

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And of course as long as you're on the Democrats' payroll for those two hours, you know how you're expected to vote.  The Democrats haven't bought your vote, strictly speaking, but you owe them two hours of your pay, which could be quite substantial in the 30-hour work week under Obamacare.

SCOTUS opens the door for illegal aliens registering to vote.  The Constitution says you have to be a U.S. citizen in order to vote.  Arizona passed a law saying you need to show proof of that citizenship when you register to vote.  Alas, our Supreme Court has now said "no, you don't."

Left Loses Big in Citizenship-Verification Supreme Court Case.  Something perverse happened after the Supreme Court's decision today [6/17/2013] invalidating citizenship-verification requirements in Arizona for registrants who use the federal voter registration form.  The Left knows they lost most of the battle, but are still claiming victory.  That's what they do. [...] The decision today uncorks state power.  The Left wanted state power stripped and they lost.

Supreme Court Sides Against Voting System's Integrity.  A 7-2 high court majority blocks states from displacing the status quo that makes voter fraud easier than credit card fraud.  Federal law is helping noncitizens unconstitutionally vote liberals into power.

SCOTUS: States Can't Require Proof of Citizenship to Vote in Federal Elections.  The Supreme Court ruled today in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council that federal law does not allow states the option of requiring voters to prove they are American citizens when they register to vote.

Ted Cruz hopes to reverse SCOTUS ruling on Arizona voter registration law.  Seven Supreme Court justices ruled that federal law prevents Arizona from requiring a proof of citizenship from newly-registering voters, but Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, hopes to change that during the ongoing debate over the Senate immigration bill. [...] Justice Antonin Scalia, in the majority opinion, wrote that the Motor Voter law "precludes Arizona from requiring a federal form applicant to submit information beyond that required by the form itself."

Obama Supporter Guilty Of Multiple Counts Of Voter Fraud In Ohio.  Melowese Richardson has already admitted that she committed voter fraud to help Barack Obama get elected. [...] However, that wasn't the only fraudulent vote Richardson cast.

157 Shulman WH Visits: IRS Fish Rots From The Head.  If the IRS vendetta against Tea Party and conservative political and religious groups were the act of rogue agents in a single office — a discredited alibi some administration defenders cling to — perhaps they can explain what happened to Catherine Engelbrecht.  Shortly after Engelbrecht founded True the Vote, which trains election volunteers to help root out voter fraud, and King Street Patriots, a group with ideals similar to the Tea Party, and sought tax-exempt status from the IRS in July 2010 for both groups, she was hit by an onslaught of federal harassment.

More about the use of the IRS as a weapon.

What Did Nixon Do?  [Scroll down]  Obama may not stand accused of breaking into his enemies' offices to gain an unfair electoral advantage, but he has engaged in tactics aimed at unfairly suppressing the Republican vote.  Under Obama, the Department of Justice gave free rein to ACORN and similar left-wing voter fraud factories, refusing to investigate their many wrongdoings.  DoJ let the New Black Panther Party off scot-free for physically intimidating Philadelphia voters.  The Obama administration appeared to violate the civil rights of nearly 200,000 U.S. soldiers around the world by deliberately disenfranchising them because they tend to vote Republican.

Anti-Fraud Group 'True the Vote' Harassed NOT JUST by IRS, but FBI, OSHA... then ATF!  Houston-based True the Vote is an organization dedicated to preserving the integrity of the voting process.  They're a outfit any normal, good-faith American ought to be glad exists, what with 160 U.S. counties showing more people registered than the actual number of live, eligible voters in existence.  Alas, the compulsively-crooked Obama White House despises them.  True the Vote IS NOT a Republican outfit, and promotes no candidates nor political issues- they're merely focused on ensuring legal/fair/inclusive voting.

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Obama's rabid opposition to non-partisan groups who try to prevent voter fraud can be interpreted as evidence of the intent to stuff ballot boxes and steal elections.

Barack Obama's America.  In Barack Obama's America, states cannot be allowed to enforce immigration laws, but they can't be allowed not to enforce health-care laws.  States that won't enforce federal laws against vote fraud get a free pass, while states that do try to abide by federal laws against vote fraud get sued by the feds.

City Council to discuss allowing non-citizens to vote in city elections.  The [New York] City Council Committee on Immigration and the Committee on Government Relations will hold a join hearing tomorrow on non-citizen permanent resident voting in municipal elections.

A Federal Takeover of Elections?  On March 28, President Obama issued Executive Order 13639, establishing a Presidential Commission on Election Administration "in order to promote the efficient administration of Federal elections and to improve the experience of all voters."  The ostensible premise behind this effort is the idea that some voters were forced to wait too long in line to cast their ballots.  Yet a growing number of critics see something entirely different:  they see this as an attempt to initiate a federal takeover of elections.

Dem Candidate Listed Twice on Ballot in South Carolina Special Election.  Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, the Democratic nominee for the South Carolina First Congressional District special election, is listed twice on today's ballot.  Colbert-Busch is also the nominee of the Working Families party.

Court Rules Election Fraud Got Obama On The Ballot In 2008.  Democrats keep telling us that there's no reason to worry about securing the ballot or checking voter ID because fraud happens so seldom that it's practically inconsequential.  Tell that to a jury in Indiana that just ruled both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton only got on the Indiana primary ballot in 2008 because of election fraud.

Dem Officials Convicted of Fraud in Getting Obama, Clinton on 2008 Ballot.  In 2008, both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton got on the ballot illegally in the presidential primary in Indiana. On Thursday, two Democratic political operatives were convicted on all counts relating to the scheme.

Ballot-fraud convictions shed light on Obama's '08 campaign.  Two former Indiana Democratic Party officials have been convicted on multiple counts of election fraud.  Two St. Joseph County Democratic operatives have been found guilty of conspiring to forge signatures in order to get both Obama and then-presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton on the ballot in Indiana.

Aftermath of forgery trial.  Local party leaders and others reacted Friday [4/26/2013] to the verdict in the forgery trial involving former longtime chair of the county and congressional district Democratic Party Butch Morgan and party member Dustin Blythe.  Accused of conspiring to forge signatures on petitions to place Democratic candidates on the state primary ballot in 2008, the two were convicted Thursday on multiple felony counts after three days of testimony.  Morgan faces up to 22 years in prison, and Blythe faces up to 75 years.

Voter Fraud: Obama Failed to Qualify For Indiana Ballot? How Many Other States?  During the 2008 election cycle, the evidence for voter fraud was abundant, but the majority of Americans did not see the evidence due to the typical mainstream media blackout on any news item that doesn't advance the Statist / Liberalism agenda.  The evidence of voter fraud in the 2012 election is equally available and occurred in various states, but again, few heard the evidence from mainstream media.  What is news is that Fox News (a mainstream outlet) has reported on the possibility that Obama used voter fraud to provide enough signatures to be on the Indiana ballot.  In how many other states were illegal means applied?

Trial begins for officials accused in Obama, Clinton ballot petition fraud.  The trial is underway for a former Democratic official and a Board of Elections worker who are accused of being part of a plot that has raised questions over whether President Obama's campaign — when he was a candidate in 2008 — submitted enough legitimate signatures to have legally qualified for the presidential primary ballot.  The two face charges of orchestrating an illegal scheme to fake the petitions that enabled then-candidates Obama, and Hillary Clinton, to qualify for the race in Indiana.

Officials found guilty in Obama, Clinton ballot petition fraud.  A jury in South Bend, Indiana has found that fraud put President Obama and Hillary Clinton on the presidential primary ballot in Indiana in the 2008 election.  Two Democratic political operatives were convicted Thursday night in the illegal scheme after only three hours of deliberations.  They were found guilty on all counts.

Indiana Dems Convicted for Obama, Clinton Ballot Petition Forgery Scheme.  Two Democratic political operatives have been convicted for a scheme that involved forging petitions to get Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the 2008 primary ballot in Indiana.  Convicted Thursday on felony conspiracy charges related to the scheme, Butch Morgan Jr. directed Democratic officials to forge the petitions, which are required for candidates on the ballot.  The second man, Dustin Blythe, was also convicted on felony forgery charges, Fox News reports.

Trial begins for officials accused in Obama, Clinton ballot petition fraud.  The trial is underway for a former Democratic official and a Board of Elections worker who are accused of being part of a plot that has raised questions over whether President Obama's campaign — when he was a candidate in 2008 — submitted enough legitimate signatures to have legally qualified for the presidential primary ballot.  The two face charges of orchestrating an illegal scheme to fake the petitions that enabled then-candidates Obama, and Hillary Clinton, to qualify for the race in Indiana.

Voter Fraudster Amy Busefink Lobbies Texas Legislature to Conceal Voter Fraud.  Project Vote Deputy Director Amy Busefink is busy lobbying the Texas legislature on election-integrity issues — trying to stop Texas from checking to see if Texas voters are registered in multiple states.  She recently organized a letter of various left-wing groups trying to stop legislation bef