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Dead people are on the voter rolls in Texas

It’s hardly news that dead people are on the voter rolls in Dallas County, Texas – some for as long as 12 years after their death.

 

And it’s no surprise that those dead voters’ registrations are exploited by fraudsters. At least 17 applied for ballots in the names of deceased voters in the county’s May 6 elections, according to the elections department. Those applications have been turned over to the Dallas County District Attorney’s office and added to its ongoing criminal investigation of hundreds of mail ballots allegedly forged as part of a vote harvesting operation in that same election.

 

The buried lede here is that a Democrat legislator acknowledges voter fraud is real and happening:

“I believe there are ballots that probably get taken out of mailboxes before a senior even knows it’s arrived. I believe there are people who will go and take a senior’s ballot and help them fill it out and by helping them, I mean telling them what to do or unduly influencing them in how they vote. I believe there are people who will let them vote of their freewill, but if they don’t like the result, [they] will actually discard the ballot. I think all those things happen,” said state Rep. Eric Johnson, D-Dallas.

“Democrats have turned a blind eye to voter fraud”

A reminder from J. Christian Adams via WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall: “Democrats have turned a blind eye to voter fraud,” encouraging more voter fraud.

“It goes a long way to actually bring criminal cases against criminals. But when you have eight years of inaction under the Obama-Holder-Comey-Lynch Justice Department, you’re going to have more voter fraud.”

Democrats get hysterical over any efforts to prevent voter fraud – even Trump’s Election Integrity Commission to just study voting processes and voter fraud – claiming they’re all “voter suppression” efforts to keep minorities from voting.

 

The truth is that minorities are more likely to be the victims of voter fraud – a fact Democrats including DNC chair Tom Perez don’t seem to care about at all, so long as Democrats benefit from those stolen votes.

Good riddance: Project Vote bites the dust

Project Vote, a pillar of the institutional left dedicated to undermining election integrity since 1982, is no more.

 

The self-styled voting rights group and ACORN spinoff where Barack Obama cut his community organizing teeth announced its closure effective May 31 – gone belly-up due to lack of funding.

A pet project of billionaire George Soros, Project Vote was hemorrhaging money to the tune of $750,000 in 2015. Apparently, even the Soros wallet is not infinitely expansive, especially when surveys show vast numbers of Americans directly oppose PV’s goal of making vote fraud easier. Working under various names, Project Vote has worked over the years to undermine election integrity safeguards, especially photo voter ID laws and registration requirements such as proof of citizenship.

Project Vote counted among its board members Frances Fox Piven, a driving force behind the 1993 Motor Voter law and co-author of the Cloward-Piven strategy to overload and collapse government systems. In Project Vote’s case, their strategy was to “overwhelm, paralyze, and discredit the American voting system through an abundance of fraudulent registrations, fraud at the ballot box, protests, propaganda, and vexatious litigation.”

PV staff worked hand in glove with President Obama’s Justice Department to attack voter ID laws in courts across the country and sign up millions of voters at welfare and other government agencies under Bill Clinton’s Motor Voter law. Of 1.3 million registrations Project Vote/ACORN submitted in the 2008 election cycle, more than one-third were reportedly invalid.

“The battle over who controls America’s political voice boils down to whether the citizens can drown out the fraudsters,” says Susan A. Carleson, head of the American Civil Rights Union – an organization that’s successfully sued counties under Motor Voter to keep their voter rolls clean. “And there’s no doubt about whose side Project Vote was on.”

 

The demise of Project Vote is good for the integrity of American elections.

Thousands of Foreigners Found Registered to Vote (and Voting) in Virginia

Only Americans should be electing American leaders, but that isn’t happening.

 

Real foreign influence in elections: thousands of non-citizens registered and voting in Virginia.

A new report released today documents that in Virginia alone, 5,556 voter registrations were cancelled because of citizenship defects. Many of those cancelled had gotten on the voter rolls despite saying on their voter registration form that they were an alien and not eligible to vote.

Voter history records also show that many thousands of ballots were cast by registrants removed for citizenship defects.

A total of 7,474 illegal ballots, in fact.

Even worse, the report documents the extensive efforts by state and local election officials to conceal the extent of noncitizen registration and voting.

These efforts include internal emails that revealed an intent to alter public records to hide the full extent of noncitizen cancellations.

The report released by the Public Interest Legal Foundation notes that the 5,556 registrants removed from Virginia’s voter rolls for citizenship defects aren’t the only illegally registered non-citizens — just the ones caught by accident after later acknowledging their alien status.

So you may think there should have been hundreds, or even thousands, of voter fraud prosecutions in Virginia in the last few years. Again, you’d be wrong. . . .

Voter fraud deniers use this absence of prosecutions to argue that voter fraud doesn’t exist. The referrals by Fairfax election officials provide an excellent example of how the lack of prosecution is meaningless data for determining the extent of voter fraud.

Voter fraud is no myth; the evidence clearly shows that non-citizens are illegally registering and voting. The question is whether Democrats like Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, and federal prosecutors, will continue to deny and ignore this evident voter fraud.

Presidential Commission Set to Study Election Integrity

As promised, President Trump this week established a Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, to be headed by Vice President Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a long-time election integrity advocate.

 

Trump’s Executive Order sets out the advisory panel’s mission to “study the registration and voting processes used in Federal elections,” including

(a)  those laws, rules, policies, activities, strategies, and practices that enhance the American people’s confidence in the integrity of the voting processes used in Federal elections;

 

(b)  those laws, rules, policies, activities, strategies, and practices that undermine the American people’s confidence in the integrity of the voting processes used in Federal elections; and

 

(c)  those vulnerabilities in voting systems and practices used for Federal elections that could lead to improper voter registrations and improper voting, including fraudulent voter registrations and fraudulent voting.

Members of the bipartisan Commission announced so far include EAC Commissioner Christy McCormick, former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson, New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner, and Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap.

Iowa Gov. signs election integrity law that includes voter ID

A new election integrity law that includes a voter ID requirement and shortens the early voting period from 40 to 29 days was signed into law by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad on Friday.

The bill, HF 516, requires voters to show identification at the polls beginning in 2019. If an individual cannot afford an identification card or does not have one, a card will be provided free of charge.

 

The law provides additional submission guidelines for third-party voter registration organizers and establishes requirements for post-election audits and referring illegal votes to local law enforcement. The law also adjusts the absentee voting period to 29 days before an election and creates an electronic poll book to identify felon status.

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate said the bill isn’t just about preventing voter fraud, but also modernizing the state’s election processes and managing voter information.

 

Davis v. Guam: FedSoc Litigation Update

The latest developments in voting rights case Davis v. Guam were the subject of a Federalist Society Litigation Practice Group teleforum featuring J. Christian Adams, attorney for the plaintiff, who prevailed in stopping Guam’s unconstitutional effort to hold a race-based plebiscite.

 

On March 8, Judge Frances M. Tydingco-Gatewood of the District Court of Guam struck down a Guam law that permitted only those who meet the definition of “Native Inhabitants of Guam” to vote in a future status plebiscite. This decision has been met with opposition from elected officials, protests at the federal courthouse, public rallies, and now an appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

 

Supporters of the plebiscite are forcing a reexamination of the role of the United States on this strategically important island and opponents contend they are doing so without giving all citizens a voice in the process. What did the district court decide, and what does the reaction say about the rule of law and respect for the Constitution?  

“Busted Ex-ACORN Employee Fighting NH Voter Registration Reform”

A former ACORN employee who pleaded guilty in 2010 to voter registration fraud-related charges is agitating against legislation to prevent voter registration fraud.

 

These days Amy Busefink is deputy director of George Soros-funded Project Vote, which routinely lobbies against voter fraud prevention laws.