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Posted By25th of May 2016
KCBS-Los Angeles offers the following report:
You can read more about the story here.Posted By24th of May 2016
You don’t have to prove citizenship to vote in Kansas anymore.
Proponents of common-sense election integrity reforms were dealt a temporary setback this week after a federal judge ruled Kansas’ requirement to present proof of U.S. citizenship when registering to vote was a violation of the National Voter Registration Act. The Court found that only “minimal information” should be required of voters to determine eligibility. Translation: if you answer “Yes” to the question of whether you are a citizen, you’re A-OK. The good news here is that the ruling does not immediately go into effect – the State of Kansas has until May 31 to file an appeal. If Kansas doesn’t follow through on its promise to do so, the requirement ends.
Back in January, TTV Founder Catherine Engelbrecht participated in a hearing hosted by the United States Commission on Civil Rights in Topeka over the impact of the citizenship requirement. Our research found that of the 20,000 applications held up for verification and validation purposes, 41% of wannabe voters had at least one factor in the information they had provided that justified a denial. Engelbrecht encouraged the panel to see the law for what it is, “a modern, state-level approach to balancing access with integrity in this increasingly mobile nation.”
You can do something here: contact Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s office and encourage them to keep up the good fight.
Baltimore: yes, voter fraud can screw up an entire election.
Every election year, the news media peppers TTV with questions such as: “has voter fraud really caused chaos in an election?” Our reply: “Why yes!” In fact, you just have to look no further than Baltimore this week. The city primary has been decertified after reports of provisional ballots that were wrongfully counted. Furthermore, it was discovered that more votes were cast than the number of people that checked in at the poll book! The Maryland State Board of Elections has been forced to organize an “unusual state intervention” as a result. Don’t get your hopes up that the illegal votes will be thrown out, however, as the bogus provisional ballots cannot be clawed back from the overall totals. One City Council candidate commented, “I don’t think this will help the voters feel confident about the electoral process in Baltimore. I really don’t.” You can read more about the whole episode, here.
Schedule a TTV speaker today!
Just in time for the height of the 2016 Election, True the Vote has fanned out staff and speakers around the southern and southeastern United States -- with more to come. Do you have a meeting or conference coming up and would like to book a speaker on the subject of election integrity? We’ve streamlined the request process with a form now available on the website, here. We can’t wait to attend your next event!
Did you know? PEW Research highlighted a study that detailed the total amount it would cost to collect ALL voter files in the country. True the Vote’s national voter roll research databank costs $126,482 -- just for the raw data! If you haven’t yet, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to help underwrite our research efforts.
We've found that True the Vote supporters are some of the pro-liberty movement’s best- informed and most-dedicated people ... so ... we're betting you may have an interest in what's happening inside the ongoing state conventions. If you are planning to attend your state convention, would you let us know? Complete our new survey here. NOTE: if you have already emailed us your plans, it’s not necessary to answer the survey, too.Posted By20th of May 2016
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