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  • Proposed changes to Virginia voter registration stirs fears among GOP

    07/29/2015 4:24:47 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 27 July 2015 | Laura Vozzella
    RICHMOND — People registering to vote in Virginia would no longer be required to check boxes to indicate whether they are U.S. citizens or felons whose right to vote has not been restored under changes being considered by the Virginia Board of Elections. Voters would still have to affirm elsewhere on the application, under the threat of a felony conviction, that they are citizens and otherwise eligible. But instead of responding to separate questions about their citizenship or felony status, they would simply sign the form on a line near language that attests to their eligibility based on those and...
  • Election fraud time again

    07/22/2015 8:31:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/22/15 | Ed Wood
    Gee, how time flies when you’re having fun. Election time again! But isn’t it always? You who follow these columns may recall that a couple of weeks ago I fearlessly predicted that Hillary would win the 2016 presidential election. Do I think she is the best qualified candidate? Of course not. But her ace in the hole — voter fraud! Oh, I’m not talking about handing out fruit jars of moonshine, as was the custom here in Tennessee and in my native state of Virginia. The “revenooers” pretty well put them out of business and the hooch runners had to...
  • From Sea to Shining Sea: 5 Examples of Voter Fraud across America

    07/22/2015 8:40:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 7-22-15 | Jason Snead
    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. In May, the Heritage Foundation highlighted several recent cases. Here are some of the egregious new additions to the voter fraud...
  • ‘You Should Be for Americans’: Victims of Illegal-Alien Sanctuary Policies

    07/22/2015 5:40:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | July 21, 2015 | Mark Krikorian
    The Corner The one and only. ‘You Should Be for Americans’: Victims of Illegal-Alien Sanctuary Policies Tell Their Stories by Mark Krikorian July 21, 2015 7:39 PM @MarkSKrikorian The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing today featuring family members of Americans killed by illegal aliens. The witnesses told the stories of Danny Oliver, Grant Ronnebeck, Kathryn Steinle, Dennis McCann, and Josh Wilkerson – all dead because federal, state, and local governments have abdicated their responsibility to protect American citizens from foreign criminals. The anti-borders activists were sensible enough not to disrupt the proceedings, as they have done so often before....
  • Rich, white & in total control: The clearest evidence yet that our democracy is broken

    07/20/2015 5:15:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 63 replies
    Salon ^ | July 20, 2015 | Sean McElwee
    By passing automatic voter registration, which places the responsibility for registering on governments, rather than individuals, we could easily boost turnout. Other reforms to make voting easier, such as making Election Day a holiday, non-partisan voter registration drives, and early voting periods, should also be implemented.....GOP politicians like Scott Walker work hard to suppress the vote. New data gives us a good idea why This week the Census Bureau released their data on voter turnout in the 2014 election, and the numbers are abysmal. In 2014, only 41.9 percent of the voting age citizen population turned out, the lowest number...
  • The World Requires Voter ID, but George Soros and Hillary Clinton Are Determined the U.S. Won’t

    07/17/2015 4:59:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/17/2015 | John Fund
    It’s been over seven years since the Supreme Court, in a 6–3 decision that was written by liberal favorite John Paul Stevens, declared that voter-ID laws don’t constitute an undue burden on people attempting to vote. But that hasn’t stopped liberals from fighting in legislatures and courts against those laws and other efforts to promote voter integrity. The lawsuits are often brought by Marc Elias, who doubles as the attorney for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. And their efforts have paid off: Only about 18 states currently require a photo ID to vote. Last month, the New York Times reported that...
  • Lawsuits are not enough: Restore the Voting Rights Act (AKA Democrat Election-Fraud Protection Act)

    07/10/2015 7:58:47 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/10/2015 | Penda D. Hair
    As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA), this year simultaneously marks a critical moment for voting rights in the here and now. Despite the courageous efforts of trailblazers who marched, organized and even died for the ballot access made possible under the VRA, today we are witnessing the greatest assault on the right to vote since the law’s passage 50 years ago. This is partly because the Supreme Court gutted the core of the Act in their 2013 Shelby County v. Holder ruling. In this catastrophic decision, the Court struck down the formula...
  • Supreme Court Refusal Protects Illegal Immigrants' "Right to Vote"

    07/02/2015 12:48:47 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    The New American ^ | July 1, 2015 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Yet another rejection of constitutional principles by the Supreme Court has been overlooked in the furor over the pro-Obamacare and same-sex marriage decisions. This time, it’s not what the justices said, but what they refused to say that is noteworthy. Reuters reports that the high court’s refusal to hear an appeal of the decision in the case of Kobach, et al. v. Election Assistance Commission, et al, had the effect of upholding the ruling handed down last November by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Civil rights leaders demand Goodlatte move on Voting Rights Act reform (eliminate Voter ID)

    07/01/2015 10:13:11 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | June 25, 2015 | Alicia Petska
    A coalition of civil rights and other activists demanded Thursday that U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte take action to revive a provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act in a downtown Roanoke rally of more than 300 people. “I’m here to tell you something, Congressman Goodlatte. Fix the Voting Rights Act!” said Priscilla Ouchida of the Japanese American Citizens League, one of more than two dozen groups represented. Organizers hope the rally — which included state activists and national figures — will ramp up public pressure on the Roanoke County Republican, who chairs the committee where efforts to update the voter...
  • Mixed message from same-sex marriage debate

    07/01/2015 8:30:03 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 10 replies
    theage.com.au | 6/4/2015 | Paul Sheehan
    You probably thought, as I did, that last week's same sex marriage referendum in Ireland was carried by an overwhelming 62 per cent vote majority in support of changing the constitution. In fact, only 34 per cent of the adult population voted in support of the measure. There are 3.52 million Irish citizens of voting age, and 66 per cent of them did not vote "yes". Two-thirds of the adult population either voted "no", or did not vote, or did not register to vote.
  • Supremes: citizenship not necessary for voter registration

    07/01/2015 2:58:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 6-30-15 | Newsmachete
    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. “I am very pleased, obviously,” said Dolores Furtado, president of the Kansas chapter of the League of Women Voters. “It’s a good feeling because we’re truly trying to help” people get registered to vote. Furtado said the league’s main interest is in increasing participation in the...
  • Voting-Rights Advocates Get Win at Supreme Court(on Drudge)

    06/29/2015 4:05:53 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 9 replies
    Roll call ^ | 6/29/15 | simone Path
    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. The case, Kobach, et al. v. Election Assistance Commission, et al., was about whether Arizona and Kansas could require voters to prove their citizenship...
  • Supremes Block Voter ID; Decline to hear case

    06/29/2015 4:05:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6/29/15 | Brian Lilley
    The Supreme Court effectively blocked an attempt by Arizona and Kansas to require voter ID after the high court declined to hear an appeal. By rejecting a joint appeal by the states, the high court left in place a November 2014 ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. That appeals court decided that the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, a federal agency that oversees changes to state voter registration procedures, was not required to grant the states' request that proof of citizenship be added to registration requirements. The Election Assistance Commission was established in 2002 to support and enforce...
  • [illegal alien] Voting-Rights Advocates Get Win at Supreme Court

    06/29/2015 2:28:26 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 65 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 6/29/2015 | Simone Pathé
    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. The case, Kobach, et al. v. Election Assistance Commission, et al., was about whether Arizona and Kansas could require voters to prove their citizenship...
  • Great Supreme Court News (for voter fraud and open borders)

    06/29/2015 1:44:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 81 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | June 29, 2015 | William A. Jacobson
    States not permitted to alter federal voter registration form to require proof of citizenship. The Supreme Court today 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) [Snip] This is not just...
  • State Employees Are Having A Hard Time Explaining Scott Walker’s New Voting Restrictions

    06/29/2015 1:00:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    United Steel Workers ^ | June 29, 2015 | Alice Ollstein
    When Hillary Clinton issued a sweeping call for expanding and protecting voting rights, and called out Wisconsin and other states for passing discriminatory laws, Governor Scott Walker responded by blasting her views as “extreme” and “far outside the mainstream.” He defended his own record of cutting early voting days and implementing a strict voter ID law, saying these changes “make it easier to vote and harder to cheat.” But at a workshop held in Milwaukee in early June, state government employees struggled to explain the byzantine voting restrictions to a crowd of poll workers and community activists. Under Wisconsin’s voter...
  • Scott Walker says most Americans support voter ID laws, which make it easier to vote harder to cheat

    06/29/2015 2:23:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Politifact ^ | June 29, 2015 | Lucas Daprile
    In Scott Walker and Hillary Clinton's perfect world, at around this time next year each will be preparing to participate in the 2016 presidential debates. For now, they will have to be content exchanging jabs from afar. The latest exchange began June 4, 2015 when Clinton, who is the leading Democratic presidential candidate, criticized Walker and three other GOP contenders in a speech at Texas Southern University in Houston for their support of voter ID laws. She claimed Walker had cut back early voting in Wisconsin and made it harder for college students to vote. We rated that Mostly True....
  • Clinton Lawyer, Soros Back Anti-Voter ID Lawsuits

    06/26/2015 3:10:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 6/26/15 | Joe Schoffstall
    Hillary Clinton’s top campaign lawyer is behind a multi-state push challenging voter identification laws implemented in recent years, efforts that are expected to reach numerous other states ahead of the 2016 elections.Marc Elias, a top campaign lawyer for Hillary Clinton and a partner at the Washington, D.C., law firm Perkins Coie, has filed lawsuits in three states thus far. The nationwide campaign is being fueled with money from the liberal billionaire George Soros.Elias first began exploring the possible challenges back in January 2014. Soros then became involved, vowing to throw his weight behind the effort in collaboration with Elias.“We hope...
  • Juan Williams: Blacks' Support For Voter ID 'Amazing'

    06/17/2015 9:00:45 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 38 replies
    newsbusters ^ | June 17, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    He's also so often egregiously wrong, perhaps never more so than in his Monday column at the Hill. Williams is astonished that a recent poll, consistent with others, shows that over two-thirds of blacks support a photo identification requirement for voting. In the process, he cited perhaps the dumbest statistic I've ever seen on the topic, misrepresented a 2013 Supreme Court decision, and failed to understand that blacks may end up being most adversely affected if voter fraud ever become widespread.
  • Dem unveils automatic voter registration bill

    06/10/2015 3:29:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 10, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Greg Nash Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) has proposed a bill to automatically register Americans to vote, fresh off of similar calls by Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton. “Today, too many politicians are trying to make it harder than ever for citizens to make their voices heard at the ballot box,” Cicilline said in a statement on Wednesday. “The Automatic Voter Registration Act will protect the right to vote and expand access for eligible voters across the United States. I thank my colleagues who have co-sponsored this important legislation that helps to expand one of our most essential rights as...
  • Hillary’s plans to stuff the ballot box

    06/09/2015 10:52:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    WND ^ | 06/08/15 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Phyllis Schlafly spotlights devious plan to capture even more illegal-alien votes 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. Since Hillary 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...
  • Hillary on the Right to Vote

    06/09/2015 7:40:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2015 | Bill Murchison
    Those Republicans! Here's the lowdown on 'em -- and on their lousy, lowdown approach to governing. They don't want the wrong people voting. They're "scared of letting citizens have their say." They're engaged in "a sweeping effort to disempower and disenfranchise people of color, poor people, and young people from one end of our country to the other." Don't you just want to kick 'em? Don't you just want to vote for Hillary Clinton? Which after all is the point of Clinton's demagogic tirade last week -- getting you to vote for her so she can launch new and better...
  • Phyllis Schlafly: Hillary's Plans to Stuff the Ballot Box in 2016

    06/08/2015 2:47:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 9, 2015 | Phyllis Schlafly
    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...
  • Clinton Pushing for Automatic Voter Registration

    06/08/2015 9:15:12 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 36 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 6/5/2015 | Staff
    Hillary Clinton made it clear this week that she is not just seeking votes, she is seeking to overhaul the way we vote. At speeches in Texas, Clinton railed against voter ID laws, praised efforts to expand early voting periods, and made the case for automatic voter registration. In the latter case, Clinton believes every American who turns 18 should be automatically registered to vote. She also would like to see everyone already over 18 registered in a similar way, though she declined to say how she would make this happen. Clinton’s remarks on automatic voter registration come only months...
  • Hillary’s Divisive, Reckless Rhetoric on Voting Rights

    06/08/2015 5:10:57 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/7/2015 | John Fund
    The late Saul Alinsky, the father of the community-organizing model that inspired both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, would be delighted. The man who championed moral relativism in tearing down the establishment (“In war, the end justifies almost any means”) is calling the tune of the Democratic party on voting issues. Last March, President Obama rhapsodized about what would happen under mandatory voting: “If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country.” Obama once served as the lawyer for the disgraced and defunct voter-registration group ACORN, and he is still toeing its line. Then last...
  • Scott Walker: Hillary Clinton "firmly out of touch" on voting rights

    06/07/2015 1:09:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    CBS ^ | June 6, 2015 | Reena Flores
    In the 2012 general election, Wisconsin had the second-highest voter-turnout rate in the nation with 73 percent of the population participating. The state trailed just behind Minnesota, which had a 76 percent turnout rate. Wisconsin also ranked second in the nation during the 2008 general election.Potential Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker knocked Hillary Clinton for being "firmly out of touch" on the issue of voting rights just days after the former secretary of state announced her proposals championing minority access to voting. "In our state we have a photo ID requirement that would make it easy to...
  • Requiring photo ID is “racist,” except when it’s done by Obama, NAACP, unions, or any other liberals

    06/06/2015 10:01:46 AM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    wordpress ^ | June 6, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Requiring photo ID is “racist,” except when it’s done by Obama, the NAACP, unions, or any other liberals Former Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee recently announced that he wants to be the Democrats’ 2016 presidential candidate.In July 2011, Governor Chafee signed a bill that requires voters to show photo ID. In March 2012, Obama’s Justice Department blocked Texas’s voter ID requirement, claiming that it was “racist.”However, the very same Justice Department requires photo ID for everyone who enters.So let’s say that someone is denied their right to vote because they don’t have voter ID, and they...
  • GOP says Clinton dividing Americans over voting rights

    06/06/2015 9:26:34 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 28 replies
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | June 6, 2015 | AP Staff
    (Hillary) Clinton said Thursday in Houston that a group of current and former Republican governors pursuing the White House has "systematically and deliberately" tried to prevent millions of Americans from voting. Clinton said the changes were aimed at making it more difficult for minority and low-income voters to cast a ballot and outlined steps to expand access to early voting and allow universal, automatic voter registration for young people. Republicans struck back Friday against Hillary Rodham Clinton's suggestions that they have attempted to disenfranchise voters systematically. They accused the Democratic presidential front-runner of running a divisive campaign and favoring lax...
  • Clinton to press for early voting expansion in states [Shelia Jackson-Lee hosting Houston event]

    06/04/2015 2:22:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Independent Tribune ^ | June 4, 2015 | AP
    HOUSTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling for an expansion of early voting and pushing back against Republican-led efforts to restrict voting access, laying down a marker on voting rights at the start of her presidential campaign. The Democratic presidential candidate is using a speech Thursday at historically black Texas Southern University to denounce voting restrictions in North Carolina, Texas, Florida and Wisconsin and encourage states to adopt a new national standard of no fewer than 20 days of early in-person voting, including weekend and evening voting.... "Time and again members of the 2016 Republican field have put partisan...
  • Scarborough Accusing MSNBC of Voter-Suppression 'Fearmongering?'

    06/04/2015 5:46:35 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Will Joe Scarborough be hearing from some MSNBC suits? You can imagine Joe being called on the carpet for having, on today's Morning Joe, not-so-subtly accused his own network of "fearmongering" the issue of minority voter suppression against Republicans. During a discussion of Hillary's planned speech of today on expanding the voting calendar, Scarborough spoke of "cable news" and "cable shows" driving ratings by "fearmongering" the notion of Republicans supposedly engaged in voter suppression. So which cable news network could Scarborough have in mind? Fox News? Nope. CNN? Meh. Googling "MSNBC voter suppression" yielded 136,000 hits, including links to virtually...
  • Congressman Introduces Automatic Voter Bill [semi-satire]

    06/14/2015 11:38:43 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 June 2015 | John Semmens
    Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) has drafted legislation that he says “will greatly simplify the whole voting process in this country. Right now we have what is basically an ‘opt-in’ system. Those who want to vote have to take the initiative to register and make a periodic effort to cast a ballot. There is no question this reduces the number of ballots cast and lessens participation in our democratic process.” Under Cicilline’s bill, every voter would be automatically registered to vote on his or her 18th birthday. A notice would be sent supplying each newly registered voter with a postage-paid reply...
  • Clinton to call for at least 20 days of early voting nationwide

    06/03/2015 2:26:58 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 77 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 06/03/15 | Anne Gearan
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to call for an early voting period of at least 20 days in every state. Clinton will call for that standard in remarks Thursday in Texas about voting rights, her campaign said. She will also criticize what her campaign calls deliberate restrictions on voting in several states, including Texas.
  • Scott Walker's New Restrictive Voting Laws Challenged By Top Clinton Lawyer

    06/02/2015 12:54:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    TPM - Talking Points Memo ^ | June 1, 2015 | Tierney Sneed
    A series of Wisconsin voting restrictions signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker(R) are being challenged in lawsuit spearheaded by a lawyer associated with the Hillary Clinton campaign, MSNBC reported Monday.The complaint, filed in federal court Friday, alleges, "These measures were intended to burden, abridge, and deny, and have had and will have the effect of burdening, abridging, and denying, the voting rights of Wisconsinites generally and of African-American, Latino, young, and/or Democratic voters in Wisconsin in particular."Since coming into office after the 2010 elections, Walker and his counterparts in the statehouse have passed a number of new regulations to...
  • The Art of Voter Amnesia: What's an ID?

    06/13/2015 12:24:00 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 9 replies
    Self | 6/13/15 | Me
    Democrats never say they are committed to stopping voter fraud, merely that they're dedicated to "everyone" voting. This smug admission tells you everything you need to know, or in other words, nothing you didn't already suspect. The truth is Voter ID doesn't discriminate against or disenfranchise anyone. How can it when everyone is held to same standard of accountability? If you can't even verify your identity, validate and protect the authenticity of your vote, how are you a victim of anything other than your own ignorance and apathy? People have TWO YEARS in-between elections to get a damn photo ID;...
  • Hack the vote: Cyber experts say ballot machines easy targets

    06/11/2015 3:19:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 11, 2015 | By Malia Zimmerman
    The recent cyber theft of millions of personnel records from the federal government was sophisticated and potentially crippling, but hackers with just rudimentary skills could easily do even more damage by targeting voting machines, according to security experts. In many cases, even the electronic ballots could be manipulated remotely, according to a new report. The 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. “This means anyone could have broken into the machines from the parking lot,” said Cris Thomas, a...
  • New AG Seeks to Federalize All Elections [semi-satire]

    06/08/2015 3:12:42 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 June 2015 | John Semmens
    Contending that “it is shameful that we allow each state to determine its own qualifications for voters,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch has proposed new rules that would concentrate all authority over elections under the jurisdiction of her US Department of Justice. “I know that the Constitution gave states the right to run their own elections, but it also gave Congress the right to alter state regulations if it so chooses,” Lynch pointed out. Lynch said she is “especially aggrieved that states get to determine who is and isn’t mentally competent to cast a ballot. By what right does any state...
  • Hillary Clinton's good idea to make voting a birthright

    06/07/2015 5:01:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 6, 2015 | By Cass Sunstein
    The universal voter registration system that Hillary Clinton is calling for is a terrific idea. Free speech and freedom of religion are every American's right; no paperwork is required to get them. Like the system recently embraced by Oregon, Clinton's proposal would automatically register all citizens to vote when they turn 18, unless they opt out. Automatic voter registration appears to be working well enough in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, and there's no reason to think that it cannot succeed here.
  • Poll: Three in Four Americans Support Voter ID

    06/03/2015 2:44:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2015 | Daniel Doherty
    It is an article of faith among progressives that mandatory voter ID laws are racist and discriminatory. Such voter requirements, they say, unfairly discriminate against minorities and elderly citizens, many of whom do not have and cannot afford to purchase them. However, it is a well-known fact that in the United States, one must always and everywhere show a photo ID to board airplanes, rent automobiles, and purchase firearms. So why should voting, a fundamental and hard-won American right, be any different? Perhaps for these reasons, a new poll shows that the vast majority of Americans, most of whom...
  • Don’t Believe Voter Fraud Happens? Here Are Some Examples

    06/03/2015 1:10:01 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 13 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | May 22, 2015 | Hans von Spakovsky
    In the interest of helping out the editorial writers and pundits of media outlets who don’t think voter fraud occurs, I wanted to note just a few recent cases (and readers interested in seeing almost 200 more such cases can do so at this link). In McAllen, Texas, two campaign workers (known as politiqueras in local parlance) who bribed voters with cocaine, beer, cigarettes and cash during a 2012 school board election have been sentenced separately to serve eight and four months in prison, respectively. U.S. District Court Judge Randy Crane called this election fraud “terrible” and said that “our...
  • Clinton Lawyer Accuses Wisconsin of Trying to Suppress the Vote

    06/01/2015 3:33:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 1, 2015 | By Maggie Haberman
    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. “This lawsuit concerns the most fundamental of rights guaranteed citizens in our representative democracy — the right to vote,” the complaint states, then refers to a curtailing of early voting in the state, among other changes that affect minority voters and other groups. “That right has been under attack in Wisconsin since Republicans gained control of the governor’s office and both...
  • Philly Election Officials Charged With Voter Fraud

    05/19/2015 5:37:43 PM PDT · by kvanbrunt2 · 37 replies
    NBC10.com Philly NBC channel 10 website ^ | Updated at 11:52 PM EDT on Monday, May 18, 2015 Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/loca | David Chang
    On the night before Philly’s primary, four local election officials are accused of casting extra votes in order to balance their numbers. Sandra Lee, 60, Alexia Harding, 22, James Collins, 69, and Gregory Thomas, 60, are all charged with voter fraud. Warrants for their arrests were issued Monday. All four suspects were election officials from Philly’s 18th Ward, 1st Division. Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Philadelphia-Election-Officials-Voter-Fraud-Election-Fraud-304185341.html#ixzz3adO34T8g Follow us: @nbcphiladelphia on Twitter | nbcphiladelphia on Facebook
  • CAUGHT: Labour Councillor ‘Helping’ Voter In Thanet [ United Kingdom ]

    05/16/2015 5:58:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 16 May 2015
    Labour’s former council leader in Thanet, Iris Johnston, has been caught on camera allegedly ‘helping’ a member of the public to cast their ballot during last Thursday’s election. The votes for Thanet District Council took place on the same day as the General Election, when UKIP leader Nigel Farage was attempting to be elected as the Member of Parliament for South Thanet. ... Johnston’s proximity to the voter may well qualify as compromising the secrecy of the ballot, something that worried the Conservative Party’s Paul Messenger, who took the photo. He told the BBC, “It concerned me that Iris was...
  • Non-Citizen Deported for Voting in American Elections

    05/13/2015 9:39:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    P. J. Media ^ | 5-13-15 | Joseph Vanderlust
    The federal voter registration form has zero safeguards. She was only caught because she accidentally self-reported. Last week, the Department of Justice Board of Immigration Appeals upheld a decision to deport Margarita Del Pilar Fitzpatrick for voting in a federal election. Fitzpatrick registered to vote in Illinois using the federal “Motor Voter” registration form. Fitzpatrick’s criminal act is one more example demonstrating that non-citizens voting in American elections is not a myth. The opinion by the Board of Immigration appeals stated: On August 5, 2005, she applied for an Illinois driver’s license and signed a voter registration application in which...
  • Dems push for same-day voter registration

    05/04/2015 11:54:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) want every state to offer same-day voter registration for federal elections. The Democratic senators have reintroduced the Same Day Registration Act, which would require states to allow voters to register on the day of an election. Ten states, plus the District of Columbia, currently allow eligible voters to do so, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. In addition, the group notes that Illinois is expected to implement statewide same-day voter registration later this year. Advocates argue it can help increase voter turnout, while opponents say it increases the chances for...
  • The Blue-City Model

    04/29/2015 6:13:13 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | April 28, 2015
    The Blue-City Model Baltimore shows how progressivism has failed urban America. April 28, 2015 You’re not supposed to say this in polite company, but what went up in flames in Baltimore Monday night was not merely a senior center, small businesses and police cars. Burning down was also the blue-city model of urban governance. Nothing excuses the violence of rampaging students or the failure of city officials to stop it before Maryland’s Governor called in the National Guard. But as order starts to return to the streets, and the usual political suspects lament the lack of economic prospects for the...
  • Judicial Watch, AEF File Amici Brief with Supreme Court Supporting Arizona, Kansas Efforts...

    04/22/2015 10:43:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 22, 2015
    Full title: Judicial Watch, AEF File Amici Brief with Supreme Court Supporting Arizona, Kansas Efforts to Require Proof of Citizenship on Voter Registration Forms ‘Illegal voting at any level can change the outcome of elections. And there is no acceptable amount of fraud.’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has joined with the Allied Educational Foundation (AEF) to file an amici curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court in support of Arizona’s and Kansas’ efforts to add proof-of-citizenship requirements to a federal voter registration form ( Kris W. Kobach, et al., v. U. S. Election Assistance...
  • Voting machine password hacks as easy as 'abcde', details Virginia state report

    04/15/2015 4:42:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4-15-15 | Sam Thielman
    AVS WinVote machines used in three presidential elections in state ‘would get an F-minus’ in security, said computer scientist who pushed for decertification Touchscreen voting machines used in numerous elections between 2002 and 2014 used “abcde” and “admin” as passwords and could easily have been hacked from the parking lot outside the polling place, according to a state report. The AVS WinVote machines, used in three presidential elections in Virginia, “would get an F-minus” in security, according to a computer scientist at tech research group SRI International who had pushed for a formal inquiry by the state of Virginia for...
  • Wisconsin Is Finally Free to Implement Voter ID Law

    03/23/2015 4:47:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 3-23-15 | Hans von Spakovsky
    Great news for those interested in election integrity and common sense reforms like voter ID: the Supreme Court today removed the final legal obstacle to implementing Wisconsin’s voter ID law. The Court refused to hear the American Civil Liberties Union’s appeal of a Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision that threw out the injunction issued against the state’s ID law by federal district court Judge Lynn Adelman. Adelman, a Clinton appointee and former Democratic state senator, had thumbed his nose at the Supreme Court, claiming that he did not have to follow the Court’s prior 2008 opinion in Crawford v....
  • U.S. Supreme Court leaves intact Wisconsin voter identification law

    03/23/2015 6:45:35 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 50 replies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact a new Republican-backed law in Wisconsin that requires voters to present photo identification when they cast ballots. The court declined to hear an appeal filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, which challenged the law.
  • Supreme Court turns away challenge to Wisconsin’s voter ID law

    03/23/2015 8:30:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2015 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a challenge to Wisconsin’s voter ID law, which it had previously kept from going into effect before November’s elections. The court’s decision not to review a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the law was a victory for Gov. Scott Walker (R) and perhaps other states that have tightened voting procedures to require additional identification.