• We had a landslide victory in North Carolina

    Finally, a judicial review of election integrity policies that actually account for measured impacts of the law – not hysterical speculation by left-leaning, self-serving partisans -- has been delivered in North Carolina. Years back, the Tar Heel State enacted an omnibus bill containing a voter ID requirement; an end to same-day voter registration; an end to out-of-precinct voting; an end to pre-registration for minors; and other provisions intent on returning the people’s confidence in local elections and combatting fraud. The DOJ/NAACP/Clinton ‘clown car’ of litigators and their professional victims filed suit to reverse the law in whole. After years, they lost on all fronts in court this week.

    The 485-page ruling is a tour de force, examining actual facts versus hypothetical harms presented by the plaintiffs:

    “The evidence shows that African Americans have fared better in terms of registration and turnout rates in 2014, after the new law was implemented, than in 2010, when the old provisions were in place … Since SL 2013-381 has been in place, African American turnout not only increased but did so at a greater rate than that of other groups (including whites) … Contrary to Plaintiffs’ predictions and somewhat surprisingly, the scholarly consensus of Plaintiffs’ own experts revealed that early voting depresses turnout. Moreover, same-day registration has not been shown to increase turnout in a statistically significant manner … The 2014 data merely confirm what the remaining data suggest: that minorities enjoy equal and constitutionally-compliant opportunity to participate in the electoral process.”

    You get the drift. Opponents of election integrity reforms continue their perfect losing streak. Well done, North Carolina.

     

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    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.

     

    Convention anyone?

    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.

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    29th of April 2016
  • A coalition of 15 states is supporting Texas’ voter ID law in an amicus brief filed last week aimed at protecting states’ “discretionary legislative authority over elections.”

    The amici States have an interest in ensuring that such authority is not undermined by judicial decisions that would grant voter ID opponents repeated opportunities to facially attack election laws that have already been deemed valid.

    Led by Indiana attorney general Greg Zoeller, the coalition of states joining the amicus includes Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

    Texas’ entire Republican congressional delegation also filed an amicus brief in support of the state’s voter ID law, known as SB 14, arguing that Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act has been misinterpreted.

    The panel here adopted a radically different theory of Section 2.  The panel invalidated Texas’s race-neutral regulation of the time, place, and manner of voting through its voter ID law. It found that minorities are less likely to possess qualifying IDs because of underlying socioeconomic inequalities, which the panel predicted could lead to a disparity in minority voter participation… The panel thus concluded that Texas’s race-neutral election process violates Section 2… For several reasons, this novel theory contradicts both Section 2’s plain language and Supreme Court and Circuit precedent identifying the sort of discriminatory “results” proscribed by the statute.

    An en banc hearing before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled for May 24.

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    True the Vote
    28th of April 2016
  • A federal judge has upheld North Carolina’s voter ID law in a ruling posted Monday evening.

    “U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder issued a 485-page ruling dismissing all claims in the challenge to the state’s sweeping 2013 election law overhaul.

    “Schroeder, a George W. Bush appointee, also upheld portions of the 2013 law that reduced the number of days people could vote early, eliminated same-day registration and voting and prohibited people from casting a ballot outside their precinct.”

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    True the Vote
    26th of April 2016

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