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“Democrats’ sudden concern for election integrity”

Democrats who never cared a bit about genuine fixes to make our electoral processes more secure are now using “Russian hacking” as an argument for more federal control over elections:

For more than a decade, any person who honestly spoke about their sincerely held concerns regarding “election integrity” was summarily branded as a partisan fabulist upset by the fact that non-white voters could turn out in greater numbers.

 

Now, the left is trying to corner the market.

And they’re not letting a good ginned-up crisis go to waste.

Instead of focusing on the foundational matter of how best to maintain the content of our voter registration systems, we are witnessing the beginning of a leftist regression — where the only solution worthy of discussion is how election powers are better centralized in Washington.

 

Repeatedly during Jeh Johnson’s House Intelligence Committee testimony, he was asked what Congress could do to intervene. To Mr. Johnson’s credit, he scoffed at the probability of a smooth federalization of voting systems. He must not have gotten the memo, which is understandable considering Mr. Johnson is no veteran of the voting wars.

What the left really wants, four years after the Shelby County decision, is to force states back under federal preclearance requirements.

The real deep-state prize remains: returning states under the thumb of federal bureaucrats when they want to change voter ID laws and even polling place locations. In other words, “fixing the Voting Rights Act,” as the racial interest groups call it.

 

With election systems still getting front page ink, the remnants of the once-respectable civil rights establishment hope to pivot public attention toward their lust to renew old unconstitutional federal oversight powers. It has the added benefit of getting many of the employees of these groups plum jobs on the Government Service scale to boss state election officials around.

 

The core concern is getting lost in the rush to standardize and federalize. A state voter registration system with the best cybersecurity that taxpayers can buy is meaningless if the data protected is not properly maintained. For eight years, voter rolls were allowed to fall into disrepair. In response, several experts have taken it upon themselves to assist officials in cleaning up their books.

 

The question is not whether the Russians attacked our systems. We must instead ask ourselves if we are willing to hold states accountable in combating integrity threats from within with equal zeal as those on the outside. If the day comes when a hacker attacks a dirty voter roll, how will a clerk even know something is amiss?

“Student headed to prison for registering dead voters for Democrats”

A student at James Madison University in Virginia who admitted forging 18 voter registration applications while working for Democrat-affiliated HarrisonburgVOTES pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor and will serve 100 to 120 days in prison.

 

As previously noted, Andrew Spieles would’ve gotten away with his crimes if the Registrar’s office hadn’t recognized the names of dead people he tried to register. “The assistant registrar’s personal knowledge of the names of some of the individuals named in the falsified documents facilitated the detection of the crime.”

“The Left’s Crusade Against Honest Elections”

Open, fair and honest elections should be a common goal for all Americans. Unfortunately, for leftists like Ari Berman, it’s not.

Clean and accurate voter registration rolls are an important election integrity protection with broad, bipartisan support among the public and election officials, which you would never know by listening to the radical liberals who oppose basic election integrity protections. . . .

 

The Democrats are so scared of losing a fallacious talking point to appeal to their liberal base that they don’t even want to allow a study on issues of wide bipartisan support, such a voter registration list accuracy and maintenance, for fear of what other important issues the commission may investigate.  

The New York Times and other mainstream media outlets are providing a vehicle for the radical liberals now controlling the Democratic Party to disseminate their anti-election integrity message.

“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.

Virginia’s Democrat Gov. vetoes bill to investigate inflated voter rolls

Democrats know you can’t find voter fraud if you don’t look for it.

 

Virginia’s Democrat Gov. Terry McAuliffe doesn’t want to anyone to look.

 

McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would have required local election officials to investigate when their voter rolls contain more registered voters than citizens who are eligible to vote, or when the number of people voting in an election exceeds the number of registered voters. The bill would also have made reports of officials’ findings public documents.

 

The bill, SB 1105, was prompted by a report documenting what hyperpartisan Democrats like McAuliffe claim never happens: non-citizens illegally registered and voting.

The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), an Indiana-based group that litigates to protect election integrity, released the report last year that sparked Obenshain’s bill.

 

PILF’s report found 1,046 aliens who were illegally registered to vote in a small sample of eight Virginia counties that responded to its public records requests. . . .

 

“As PILF previously reported, these eight problematic jurisdictions had more than 1,000 alien voters removed from the rolls in years past with roughly 20 percent casting ballots before being caught.”

McAuliffe said in his veto statement that responding to obvious errors in Virginia’s voter rolls is too much of an “administrative burden” for the local election officials appointed to do that job.

O’Keefe Undercover: Chicago “Republican” Election Judges are Democrats

“We’re Democrats up in here.”

 

The latest undercover video from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas Action exposes election judges in Chicago violating election regulations regarding the equal representation of Republican and Democratic judges at the polls, with Democrats pretending to be Republicans and filling both parties’ election judge positions.

 

This doesn’t just happen in Chicago, though. It’s a problem at heavily-Democratic urban polling places across the country, where not enough Republicans are available or willing to serve as election judges. So instead of the equal party representation that state laws and fairness require, only Democrats are overseeing voting at the polls, creating an environment ripe for partisan shenanigans and fraud.

 

As O’Keefe explains, “The idea of having both parties [working at the polls] is to ensure fairness, and when both parties aren’t represented, fairness isn’t ensured.”

 

No, Democrats, voter ID laws aren’t to blame for Hillary losing the election, either

Democrats’ blame game continues:

Who or what was to blame for Hillary Clinton losing the election? Well, obviously not Hillary herself. We can rule that one out right off the bat. So it was Comey, right? Or was it the Russians? Loretta Lynch? Fake news? Just in case all of those fall through, some of Team Clinton’s supporters are preparing a backup plan. It was “suppression” of the vote because of new Voter ID laws, particularly in places like Wisconsin.

Democrats will latch onto any excuse – Russian “hacking” is another false favorite – to deflect from the fact that they ran a bad candidate, and to foster an air of illegitimacy around the next administration, though it’s a narrative twofer for the Left to blame their losses on something they already oppose, like voter ID or the Electoral College.

 

Another loss for Soros-funded Democrats in Fourth Circuit’s decision upholding Virginia voter ID

And another win for election integrity:

In a unanimous decision, a three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld Virginia’s voter-ID law. The lawsuit, bankrolled largely by George Soros and filed by the Democratic Party of Virginia, had contended that Virginia’s law violated the Voting Rights Act and the First, 14th, 15th, and 26th Amendments to the Constitution. In the end, all those numbers added up to just one more loss for Marc Elias, Hillary Clinton’s campaign lawyer, who brought the lawsuit.

 

In Lee v. Virginia State Board of Elections, the court held that not only does the photo-ID law “not impose an undue burden on minority voting, there was no evidence to suggest racially discriminatory intent in the law’s enactment.” Therefore, there was no violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and no constitutional violation either.

And for all their claims that minority voters don’t have or can’t get photo IDs, Democrats “couldn’t produce a single Virginian who didn’t have an ID or who couldn’t easily get the free ID provided by the state.”

 

Read the opinion here.

North Carolina Democrats accused of running “absentee ballot mill”

More mail ballot voter fraud alleged, this time in North Carolina:

 

According to an election protest filed with the Bladen County Board of Elections,

The voters of Bladen County, North Carolina, appear to be the victims of a massive scheme to run an absentee ballot mill involving hundreds of ballots, perpetrated by and through the Bladen County Improvement Association PAC. Upon in-person visual review of mail-in absentee ballots by a forensic handwriting expert, it appears that literally hundreds of fraudulent ballots were cast.

A review of mail-in absentee ballots by the Bladen County Board of Elections found an “overwhelming number” of write-in votes for Democrat candidate Franklin Graham were in “overtly similar” handwriting – enough to prompt an investigation by the State Board of Elections. “Dozens of ballots appear to have been mostly straight ticket votes for Democrats in all other offices.”

 

The Bladen County Improvement Association PAC’s “single largest funder is the North Carolina Democratic Party.” Several other statewide Democrat candidates, listed in the protest, also contributed to the PAC.