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  • Bill would add new requirements to prove voter eligibility

    03/07/2017 2:06:02 PM PST · by davikkm · 15 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | KATHLEEN RONAYNE
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A Republican-backed election law bill is drawing criticism for a provision that says local police might visit people’s homes to verify they are legally eligible to vote. “This is a very hard thing for the League of Women Voters to watch, an attempt to change voting laws based on unsubstantiated claims and fears of widespread voter fraud,” Liz Tentarelli, president of the league’s New Hampshire chapter, testified Tuesday during a public hearing on the Senate bill. The bill aims to put stricter scrutiny on people who register to vote on Election Day or within 30 days...
  • How to repair illegal Immigration and Voter Fraud problems.

    02/27/2017 4:23:46 PM PST · by Leo Carpathian · 48 replies
    Email | 2/27/2017 | Yuri Blanarovich
    1. Existing Illegals in US problem can be solved by establishing procedure for Illegals to come out of shadow and register, give those about 1 or 2 years to do so. That would give them working permit – visas, say for 3 years and chance to apply for resident status. Will have to pay taxes and keep registering their whereabouts and employment. One time exemption – "resident amnesty" to become Resident Alien (not citizen) for those who entered US before, say 2012, others would have to go back and apply from their home country. This is to avoid influx of...
  • Donna Brazile Worried About VOTER FRAUD at DNC Chair Election.

    02/25/2017 12:28:21 PM PST · by topfile · 50 replies
    youtube ^ | Feb 25, 2017 | PolitiStick
    "We have to make sure that, we can not just count the ballots but verify every name and signature!"
  • Trust, don’t verify: How to commit voter fraud in Nevada

    02/20/2017 11:11:19 AM PST · by VegasVictor
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 2/21/2017 | Victor Joecks
    Since January 2017, low levels of radioactive Iodine-131 contamination have been detected over various European countries. Highest levels have been detected in Poland. The radioactive particles were first detected in Finland. Source is anyone's guess, but the initial area of detection and area of highest concentration point to Russia. I disagree with the blog's conclusion that this is likely to be a nuclear test since I-131 has a short half-life of 8 days. More likely, there's an ongoing issue with a Russian nuclear reactor. (Doesn't have to be a power station - could be a sub or other naval reactor.)
  • Hundreds of Texans may have voted improperly in November election, AP finds

    02/18/2017 10:32:57 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies
    An ...analysis of roughly 13,500 affidavits submitted in Texas' largest counties found at least 500 instances in which voters were allowed to get around the law by signing an affidavit and never showing a photo ID, despite indicating that they possessed one.... One affidavit from Hidalgo County, along the Texas-Mexico border, read: "Did not want to 'pander' to government requirement." In Tarrant County, an election judge noted on an affidavit: "Had photo ID but refused to show it."
  • Veritas Voter Fraud Compilation - #VoterFraudIsReal

    01/29/2017 10:24:54 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Project Veritos via Youtube ^ | 01/27/17 | Project Veritas Action
    Veritas has been the leading investigators into voter fraud for the past five years. Here is a compilation of our investigations and evidence that voter fraud IS real.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCldQRaPXwo    
  • I Will Be Asking For A Major Investigation Into VOTER FRAUD, Including Those...

    01/25/2017 7:43:26 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Twitter ^ | 01/25/17 | Donald J Trump
    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). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!
  • Iowa Secretary of State Pate rolls out voter ID proposal

    01/05/2017 3:34:51 PM PST · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | January 5, 2017
    Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is asking legislators to quickly approve a bill that would require voters to show some form of identification before casting a ballot. “This bill will make it difficult to cheat the system,” Pate says. The bill Pate seeks would require Iowans to show a driver’s license, a military ID, their passport or a voter ID card issued by his office to be eligible to vote in their precinct on Election Day.
  • As it Turns Out, Hillary's Largest Voting Bloc Was The Cemetery Inhabitants

    12/12/2016 4:14:00 PM PST · by Stayfree · 18 replies
    Self | December 12, 2016 | Stayfree
    Now that all 3 states' votes, challenged by Stein, have been certified as Trump wins, this country needs to audit our voting system to eliminate this historic voter fraud perpetrated by the Democrats. Purge the polls and adopt a uniform system that absolutely stops this Democratic voter fraud FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Total National Voter Turnout Surpasses 2008 (Trump passes Romney 2012)

    11/16/2016 8:55:48 PM PST · by Az Joe · 47 replies
    Trump 61,469,976 46.72% Clinton 62,793,044 47.73% Johnson 4,304,885 3.27% Stein 1,322,576 1.01% Total 131,572,381 (2012 - 129,237,642) (2008 - 131,473,705)
  • POLL: Given the widespread reports of Democrat voter fraud, who really won the popular vote?

    11/14/2016 1:37:54 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 16 replies
    Headline of the Day Poll Given the widespread reports of Democrat voter fraud, who really won the popular vote? Donald Trump Hillary Clinton
  • Pennsylvania Thread - Post Anecdotal Reports of Voter Turnout Here.

    11/08/2016 6:51:10 AM PST · by CWW · 107 replies
    Vanity Press ^ | 11-08-2016 | cww
    Please post you anecdotal turnout observations here for Pennsylvania. Include your location and how it compares to 2012.
  • New Jersey Thread: Voter turnout reports here!

    11/08/2016 7:36:06 AM PST · by Freemeorkillme · 86 replies
    11-08-16 | Vanity
    Today I voted to Make America Great Again, Build The Wall, Drain The Swamp and to Lock Her Up!
  • First-Time AZ Voter: My Illegal Immigrant Parents Motivated Me To Vote Because Of Immigration

    11/04/2016 2:16:11 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 15 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 4, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    First-time voter Stephanie Rodriguez, the daughter of illegal immigrants, told an MSNBC reporter Friday she is the only person in her family that can legally vote. Rodriguez, a voter in Arizona, said she cast her vote because of immigration. "I was motivated to vote by my mother, who is not able to vote, as soon as my ballot arrived at home," Rodriguez said. "She was like here it is, Stephanie, you can do it!"
  • Authorities investigating voter registration ‘irregularities' in Pennsylvania

    11/04/2016 1:11:06 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    WPXI ^ | November 4, 2016
    HARRISBURG - Authorities are investigating voter registration irregularities in Pennsylvania, Attorney General Bruce Beemer announced Friday. Beemer released the following statement Friday afternoon: “The Office of Attorney General and the Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a pattern of voter registration irregularities across the Commonwealth. It is premature to reach any conclusion. At this stage of the investigation there is no evidence of voter fraud. The investigation is ongoing.” Attorney General’s Office spokesman Chuck Ardo said the investigation started when a number of boards of elections, including from western Pennsylvania, contacted the office. He said the investigation is centered on a...
  • Florida Election Officials Caught Filling Out Absentee Ballots, Affidavit Alleges #FloridaFraud

    11/04/2016 11:09:28 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 87 replies
    Danger and Play ^ | 11/4/16 | By Mike Cernovich
    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. You can read the affadavit here.
  • PA STATE POLICE RAID Democrat Group For Evidence Of Voter Fraud

    11/01/2016 1:31:00 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 44 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 1, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Pennsylvania state police have raided a Delaware County political field office seeking evidence of possible voter-registration fraud, according to court records. In a warrant filed late last week in County Court, investigators said they were seeking documents, financial information, and lists of employees at the Norwood office of FieldWorks LLC, a national organization that often does street work for Democrats, records show. The warrant did not specify the nature of the probe, but said agents also were looking for “templates . . . utilized to construct fraudulent voter registration forms” and “completed voter registration forms containing same or similar identifying...
  • Trump’s plan for a comeback includes building a ‘psychographic’ profile of every voter (WaPo)

    10/28/2016 11:53:37 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/27/2016 | Michael Kranish
    "The key is a psychological model for identifying voters that can “determine the personality of every single adult in the United States of America,” said Alexander Nix, chief executive of Cambridge Analytica. The little-known company, which has operated in the United States for four years, opened its office here only a month ago and is clearly at the center of Trump’s quest for a last-minute comeback against Democrat Hillary Clinton. New federal filings show the campaign’s payments to the firm ballooning from $250,000 in August to $5 million in September. The reliance on Cambridge reflects a recognition by Trump’s campaign...
  • Voter Fraud in Florida!

    10/28/2016 5:13:53 AM PDT · by browniexyz · 32 replies
    the conservative treehouse ^ | 10/26/2016 | sundance
    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.
  • North Carolina Hillary Supporter Brags on Facebook About Voting Multiple Times

    10/27/2016 8:05:25 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 48 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 27, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Hillary supporter Robert Dougherty from Jacksonville, North Carolina bragged on Facebook today about how he committed voter fraud. Robert boasted on how he voted for some of his Facebook friends using their identities, and tells them not to worry about voting, because he’s already done it for them. And he’s bragging about it on Facebook. Robert boasts about how they give you a sticker every time you vote. He says he will continue to vote all next week!
  • Battle of Athens TN, August 1-2 1946 (Voter fraud and The Second Amendment)

    10/26/2016 9:42:02 PM PDT · by PanzerKardinal · 49 replies
    Constitutional Societ ^ | 2015 | Constitutional Society
    The Battle of Athens TN, August 1-2, 1946 On 1-2 August 1946, some Americans, brutalized by their county government, used armed force to overturn it. These Americans wanted honest, open elections. For years they had asked for state or Federal election monitors to prevent vote fraud -- forged ballots, secret ballot counts, and intimidation by armed sheriff's deputies -- by the local political boss. They got no help. These Americans' absolute refusal to knuckle-under had been hardened by service in World War II. Having fought to free other countries from murderous regimes, they rejected vicious abuse by their county government....
  • Did Justin Timberlake Commit Voter Fraud in Tennessee?

    10/26/2016 8:21:56 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | October 26, 2016 10:01 AM | by HANS A. VON SPAKOVSKY
    CNN reported that Justin Timberlake took a selfie while voting early in Memphis, Tenn., which raises the question of whether he violated a new state law that prohibits taking photos or videos in a polling place. But the network missed the more important question of whether Timberlake committed voter fraud by voting in Tennessee. according to the CNN article, even though Timberlake is originally from Memphis, today “he lives in California.” Timberlake owns a five-bedroom, eight-bathroom home in the Hollywood Hills that he bought for more than $8 million in 2002, which is “his primary residence,”.... Timberlake’s possible improper registration...
  • Attention Early Voters!

    10/25/2016 12:03:16 PM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 23 replies
    Selfie | 10/25/2016 | Self
    In order to prevent or minimize the election fraud, to beat Soros'sss crooked voting machines, to make sure that your vote counts PROPERLY, we should use diligence and technology to obtain proof of fraud and report problems and prosecute the violators. In case when voting terminal is rigged, changing votes, dropping R votes or not registering - take the picture with your cell phone camera, take number of the voting terminal and report to officials. Publicize the problem. There were cases when boxes of ballots were "lost" especially those with majority of votes for R. Those having some time available,...
  • NEW: Charges Likely In Voter Registration Fraud Case (Virginia)

    10/21/2016 3:08:57 AM PDT · by Godebert · 44 replies
    Daily New-Record ^ | 10/20/16 | Tony Brown
    HARRISONBURG — Charges are likely to be filed before Election Day in the case involving a James Madison University student, the voter registration organization he worked for, and the submission of false voter-registration applications. Harrisonburg Director of Elections Debbie Logan, told the city Electoral Board on Wednesday that the FBI had given her that information and the names of the 19 people who were falsely registered, five of them deceased. Previous reports said that all 19 false registration applications were in the names of the deceased.
  • REPUBLICANS IGNORING VOTER FRAUD IN MICHIGAN

    10/20/2016 11:52:09 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 34 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10-19-2016 | Dennis Michael Lynch
    Published on Oct 19, 2016 Dennis Michael Lynch.com
  • Federal judge orders reopening of voter registration in Va

    10/20/2016 1:09:46 PM PDT · by wright2bear · 45 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 10/20/2016 | GRAHAM MOOMAW
    LEXANDRIA - Virginians who couldn’t register to vote because a state website crashed were given one more chance to sign up Thursday after a federal judge ordered the state to reopen the voter registration period until midnight Friday.
  • Will there be Criminal Charges via the O'Keefe films?

    10/19/2016 1:09:32 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 44 replies
    10-18-16 | Bill Randles
    VANITY; Does anyone know if there will be criminal charges of those who were exposed in O'Keefe's brilliant video journalism? Surely we can't have people fomenting riots ,assaults and voter fraud with impunity/ Can the people who were assaulted or denied their constitutional rights to freedom of speech and freedom of assembly sue the ones O'keefe filmed admitting these crimes?
  • Indiana Investigating Possible Voter Fraud After Thousands of Names Changed

    10/18/2016 11:00:53 AM PDT · by tekrat · 57 replies
    Law Newz ^ | 10/18/2016 | Rachel Stockman
    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,...
  • ‘Largest’ Voter Fraud Probe Underway in North Texas

    10/17/2016 7:23:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 17 Oct 2016
    A state investigation is underway over allegations of voter fraud in Tarrant County ... Concerns have arisen over mail-in ballots, which many believe open the door to “vote harvesting,” or the process of illegally filling out and returning the ballots of valid voters without their consent. Mail-in ballots are designed for eligible voters who are unable to leave their homes, are in jail or out of the country, and many argue that such balloting is critical for those who would be unable to vote otherwise. But the mail-in balloting process allows those voters to cast their votes from home without...
  • State investigating allegations of voter fraud in Tarrant (Texas)

    10/17/2016 7:25:25 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 3 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | October 17, 2016 | Anna M. Tinsley
    Less than a month before the Nov. 8 election, allegations of voter fraud in Tarrant County are under investigation by the state, prompting concern that the timing may intimidate some voters — and possibly lay groundwork for the Legislature to enact more restrictions on voting next year. 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...
  • GOP Rep Steve King: ‘Significant Evidence Out There’ of Voter Fraud

    10/17/2016 10:23:09 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/17/16 | Jeff Poor
    Monday in an appearance on CNN’s “New Day,” Rep. Steve King (R-IA) made the argument that claims of election rigging cannot be completely dismissed. He told “New Day” host Chris Cuomo there was “significant evidence” of voter fraud. “There’s significant evidence out there that there’s voter fraud,” King said. When challenged by Cuomo that making such claims were dangerous, King explained that one couldn’t be completely dismissive of the possibility and cited a number of examples from over the past two decades to back up his argument. “I wouldn’t say it is completely unsubstantiated,” he replied. “Partially unsubstantiated – I...
  • PA Voter Registration Update

    10/12/2016 10:25:32 AM PDT · by Reagan80 · 22 replies
    philly.com ^ | 10/12/2016 | Angela Couloumbis
    Key Point: "SOURCE: Pennsylvania Department of State The latest registration figures available Tuesday (yesterday - ed.) showed Democrats still held a nearly one-million-voter edge over Republicans. But Democrats have lost 109,177 voters since November 2012, and the GOP has picked up 122,979."
  • Florida Voter Registration Deadline Extended to Wednesday

    10/10/2016 8:16:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 10/10
    With a little more than 24 hours before Florida's voter registration deadline, the state's federal court ruled to extend the deadline Monday. The final day Floridians can register to vote is now Wednesday at 5 p.m. The Florida Democratic Party filed suit late Sunday to try to force state officials to extend the deadline for up to a week to allow residents who fled Hurricane Matthew to continue registering. Governor Rick Scott had refused to allow more time. Thousands of Floridians fled areas threatened by the storm, and at least a half a dozen deaths in the state have been...
  • State police expand Indiana Voter Registration Project investigation to 57 counties

    10/06/2016 7:55:05 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 40 replies
    FOX 59 ^ | FOX59 Web
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Indiana State Police added 48 additional counties Thursday to an investigation into allegations of fraudulent voter application information in Indiana. The investigation originally involved nine counties, but has expanded to include many more. A total of 57 are now included. This week, police raided the business offices of the Indiana Voter Registration Project, 2425 North Meridian Street, Suite A, in downtown Indianapolis amid reports of fraud. Indiana voters should check the accuracy of their voter information by visiting this site. Updates to voter registration information can also be made from the same site, up to the date of...
  • Dead people voting in Colorado

    09/24/2016 6:19:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 24, 2016 | Joel Gehrke
    Local officials in Colorado acknowledged "very serious" voter fraud after learning of votes cast in multiple elections under the named of recently-deceased residents. A local media outlet uncovered the fraud by comparing voting history databases in the state with federal government death records. "Somebody was able to cast a vote that was not theirs to cast," El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman told CBS4 while discussing what he called a "very serious" pattern of people mailing in ballots on behalf of the dead. It's not clear how many fraudulent ballots have been submitted in recent years. CBS4 reported...
  • Eric Shawn reports: Shocking election fraud cases (Video)

    09/24/2016 2:33:42 PM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug. 21, 2016 | Eric Shawn
    From buying votes to faking presidential race petitions
  • Pennsylvania Voter Registration Statistics (9/5 to 9/12): Dems +2949; GOP +3364; UAF +4198

    09/15/2016 11:42:53 AM PDT · by Ravi · 18 replies
    Republicans were doing a great job eating into their voting registration deficit over the past year. In August, however, the Democrats were finally able to staunch some of the bleeding. On August 1st, statistics showed 4,074,858 Democrats and 3,159,815 Republicans. An additional 1,106,024 voters brought the grand total to 8,340,697.
  • In the Race for Registered Voters, Republicans Are Gaining (NYTimes)

    08/25/2016 11:42:41 AM PDT · by Ravi · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/25/16 | adam pearce
    Republicans have narrowed the Democrats’ lead in registered voters in several swing states, especially in North Carolina and Florida
  • Pollster John Zogby: Obama Voters Are Crossing Over to Trump

    08/23/2016 9:58:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    NewsMax ^ | August 22, 2016 | Jason Devaney
    A group of voters that once supported President George W. Bush before defecting to back President Barack Obama is once again switching sides and getting behind Donald Trump, pollster John Zogby told Newsmax TV Monday. During an interview on "Newsmax Prime," Zogby told host J.D. Hayworth the race for the White House is "very, very close." "What's very interesting here is that initially, weekly Wal-Mart shoppers who we have been tracking for a decade and a half now, and NASCAR fans, they were solidly with George W. Bush," said Zogby, whose most recent poll has Democrat Hillary Clinton leading Trump...
  • Democratic voter ranks surge in California heading into presidential election

    08/22/2016 7:33:25 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 78 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 22, 2016 | Phillip Reese
    The California Democratic Party added about 700,000 voters between January and July of this year, a 10 percent increase that is significantly higher than the rise in registered Democrats during previous presidential elections, according to new data from the California Secretary of State.
  • Hillary Clinton Voter fraud caught in Nevada

    08/21/2016 11:27:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 63 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/20/16
    Under Nevada Revised Statute 293.505(10), while registering a voter, a field registrar shall not: (a) Solicit a vote for or against a particular question or candidate; (b) Speak to a voter on the subject of marking his or her ballot for or against a particular question or candidate; or (c) Distribute any petition or other material concerning a candidate or question which will be on the ballot for the ensuing election.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=033pctltIwk        
  • Hold On: Appeals Court Discards Ruling that Upended Wisconsin Voter ID Law

    08/10/2016 12:03:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Last month, U.S. District Court Judge James Peterson struck down what he deemed was a much too strict voter ID law in Wisconsin and suggested that proponents of the law were overly paranoid about voter fraud. As a result the judge's ruling, voters would not have to provide a valid form of identification at their polling stations and residency requirements would be relaxed. On Wednesday, however, a U.S. appeals court issued a stay in the case, allowing the "strict" practices to remain in place. A Justice Department statement said that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit issued...
  • Wisconsin Partisan Primary: Voter Incident

    08/09/2016 8:50:30 PM PDT · by knittnmom · 25 replies
    Personal | 8-9-2016 | knittnmom
    I’m an election inspector in the State of Wisconsin. My daughter said I should write up one of the experiences from today. Voter # 25 in our district is a person who has served several times as an election inspector with us. Today, he was not working as an inspector, but seemed to have a chip on his shoulder. When he was asked to say his name, he gave only his last name. Asked for his full name, he said, “Well, you can call me Mike”. Then he was asked to recite his street address. He provided the name of...
  • Texas agrees to weaken its voter ID law for November election

    08/03/2016 12:37:18 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 79 replies
    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas agreed Wednesday to weaken its voter ID law as courts across the U.S., with only months before the November election, are blocking Republican-controlled states from imposing polling place restrictions that critics say target minorities and the poor.
  • Donald Trump Campaign To Focus On Black Voter Outreach

    07/31/2016 1:32:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | July 31, 2016 | Weekend Edition Sunday
    Donald Trump is unpopular with black voters, but Omarosa Manigault is trying to change that. NPR's Elise Hu speaks with Manigault, Trump's director of African-American outreach. Transcript ELISE HU, HOST: Donald Trump's presidential campaign is attempting to appeal to communities of color. But it's going to be a tough road. A recent Washington Post poll shows 94 percent of black voters disapprove of Trump. That's something Omarosa Manigault is trying to change. She worked in the Bill Clinton White House but made her name on Donald Trump's reality show "The Apprentice." Now she's director of African-American outreach for Donald Trump....
  • Federal appeals court orders changes to Texas voter ID law

    07/20/2016 12:48:16 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 67 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/2/16 | AP
    AUSTIN, Texas – A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Texas' strict voter ID law violates the Voting Rights Act and ordered changes before the November election. ADVERTISEMENT The ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals instructs a lower court to make changes that fix the "discriminatory effect" of the 2011 law, but to do so in a way that disrupts this year's election season as little as possible. President Barack Obama's administration took the unusual step of deploying the weight of the U.S. Justice Department into the case when it challenged the law, which requires Texas residents...
  • Appeals court strikes down Texas voter ID law

    07/20/2016 12:44:44 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 28 replies
    Texas’s voter ID law violates federal laws prohibiting electoral discrimination, an appeals court ruled Wednesday. The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the 2011 state law, widely viewed as the one of the nation’s strictest such requirements, ruling that it violates section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. "The record shows that drafters and proponents of SB 14 were aware of the likely disproportionate effect of the law on minorities, and that they nonetheless passed the bill without adopting a number of proposed ameliorative measures that might have lessened this impact," Judge Catharina Haynes wrote in the ruling.
  • Lawsuit filed to extend last day to register to vote in California primary

    05/23/2016 11:21:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    FOX 11 Los Angeles ^ | May 23, 2016 | By Jeffrey Thomas DeSocio
    A federal lawsuit alleging widespread confusion over California's presidential primary rules asks that voter registration be extended past Monday's deadline until the day of the state's primary election on June 7. "Mistakes are being made," said William Simpich, an Oakland civil rights attorney who filed the lawsuit. At issue is whether voters understand the rules for the presidential primary, which differ from those governing other elections in California. Unlike statewide primaries -- where voters now choose any candidate, no matter the political party -- the presidential contests are controlled by the parties themselves. Democrats have opened up their primary to...
  • Judge upholds North Carolina's voter ID law

    04/25/2016 7:32:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 25, 2016 | Cyra Master
    A federal judge on Monday night upheld North Carolina’s voter ID law, the Charlotte Observer reported. Judge Thomas Schroeder issued a 485-page ruling posted online Monday evening, dismissing all claims in the challenge to the state’s 2013 election law overhaul. Schroeder, appointed by George W. Bush, also upheld portions of the law that cut the number of days people could vote early and eliminated same-day registration and voting allowances. "This ruling further affirms that requiring a photo ID in order to vote is not only common-sense, it's constitutional," Gov. Pat McCrory said in a statement. Opponents immediately condemned the decision....
  • Lawsuit alleges Ohio illegally purging voter rolls (Ohio)

    04/14/2016 9:15:43 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 25 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 6 2016 | Zachary Roth
    The most important state in this year’s presidential election is illegally removing thousands of voters from the rolls, a new voting rights lawsuit alleges. Ohio currently cancels the registration of people who don’t vote in three successive federal elections, or any of the intervening local elections — a procedure known as the Supplemental Process. Last year, around 40,000 people were removed from the rolls of Ohio’s largest county, Cuyahoga, a Democratic stronghold. Stuart Naifeh, a lawyer with Demos, said that suggests “tens or hundreds of thousands” of people were removed statewide last year alone. “We have spoken to purged voters...