The court filing late Monday comes in response to U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren's decision on March 19 requiring the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to immediately modify a national voter registration form to add special instructions for Arizona and Kansas residents about those states' proof-of-citizenship requirements.
More “nonexistent” voter fraud. Via Cincinnati.com:
“Two more people -- including a poll worker -- were indicted Wednesday for illegal voting in Hamilton County. A grand jury issued indictments against Timothy Merman of Fairfax and Ellen Duncan of Avondale.”
Duncan, a Hamilton County poll worker like convicted fraudster Melowese Richardson, is accused of voting twice in the 2013 election, by absentee ballot and in person. "She's been a poll worker for over 10 years and she said she didn't understand the rules."
... << MORE >>We sent a summary of DOJ’s explanation about the 102 cases to von Spakovsky."To say that it is a positive development when the department is a defendant in a lawsuit is silly – such an action is not being undertaken because the Department is being aggressive in launching lawsuits to protect voting rights. It is because a state or local jurisdiction has sued the Department claiming DOJ has done something wrong. Under that definition, if DOJ is sued 100 times because of its wrongdoing, this would be a positive development," he told PolitiFact in an email. "This was deceptive claim by the president – to any layman, taking on cases means filing lawsuits to enforce the law on behalf of victims." He also argued that it would be far-fetched to say that filing an amicus brief is "taking on a case."
From the transcript:PAUL: Dead people do still vote in some elections. There still is some fraud. And so we should stop that, and one way of doing it is (driver's licenses).AXELROD: Although the incidence of fraud is relatively small.PAUL: It probably is, and I think Republicans may have over-emphasized this. I don't know.Paul did say that he supports voter ID efforts as a minimal standard and noted that you have to present an ID to enter government offices.... "I don't think early voting is biased one way or the other," Paul said. "So I think eliminating it is a mistake for the -- Republicans who want to make their whole thing eliminating early voting, I think that's a mistake."
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... << MORE >>Two Texas residents backed by a conservative legal group have filed a federal lawsuit in Austin challenging how state Senate voting districts were drawn, according to a published report Tuesday....The lawsuit argues that the way districts were drawn was unconstitutional since it was based on total population. The districts should have been drawn only based on the number of eligible voters, excluding children, felons and noncitizens, the lawsuit says. It also says that districts with fewer eligible voters have more influence than those in districts with more eligible voters, which is unconstitutional.
Turner, who represents Cleveland in the state Senate, said she understands why the party cares so much about her race, calling Ohio “the swing state of swing states.” “A secretary of state can make or break the environment of voting — they can use the tools at their disposal,” Turner said.
... << MORE >>Yet this year, national Democrats laying the groundwork for their 2016 presidential candidate are working to ensure Turner won’t be on her own as she tries to pull in millions of dollars needed to make up the seven-to-one cash disadvantage she faced against incumbent Jon Husted at the end of JanuaryTurner’s race is one of a handful of secretary of state contests drawing attention from the Democratic National Committee and two outside groups sending money, organizing infrastructure and the vaunted digital expertise of President Barack Obama’s campaigns to boost state-level candidates.The central issue for Democrats is voting laws — a matter that has become increasingly divisive in recent years amid a state-level push by Republican legislatures to make changes across the country. All involved, to varying degrees, point to what may be the ultimate goal of this year’s effort: Putting friendly faces in these key offices which administer elections in advance of the 2016 presidential election.
Greene, Hale, Lowndes, and Macon
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.
Secretary of State Jim Bennett said the discrepancies create opportunity for voting fraud. “Every duplicate name and every bad address is just an opportunity for crooks to attempt to manipulate our elections,” Bennett said...
Bennett is a longtime advocate of cleaning up the voter rolls… “Purging voter rolls is a painstaking process that takes time and money and a great deal of care,” Bennett said in an email. “But the end result is worth it in the pursuit of elections that voters can trust.”
Bennett said he believes Alabama's new photo ID requirement for voting, which takes effect with the June 3 primary, will reduce the likelihood of someone fraudulently voting under another name.
Although the Left would have you believe otherwise, there are no Jim Crow laws or stealth poll taxes. It would appear that it is the Left who has not opened their eyes and realized we live in 2014, not 1964. It is they who are the greatest impediment to the realization of King’s “dream” of a color-blind nation.
<< MORE >>Lott said the voter ID law will protect voters in Mississippi. “We as Mississippians and as Americans deserve a fair electoral process, and I think voter ID helps insure that,” he said.
The financial crisis hit black Americans much harder than it did white Americans — more jobs and wealth were lost in the black community and in neither category have they since recouped as much as white individuals have. The fundamental problems are slow growth, especially in blue-collar manufacturing and construction, and deep-seated problems in the black community — lagging educational attainment, high rates of teen pregnancies and the like.Instead of effectively addressing those, the president and Democratic members of Congress offer palliative solutions — more Medicaid, food stamps and other entitlements. They also raise alarm among black Americans that Republican-dominated state governments are conspiring to steal their right to vote and charge the GOP is contaminated by racists. The inconvenient truth is that in 2012, 66.2 percent of eligible black Americans voted versus 64.2 percent of eligible non-Hispanic whites, even though some 34 states have voter ID laws.