• “The recently concluded federal trial over North Carolina’s election rules proved one thing beyond a reasonable doubt: The Obama administration and its partisan, big-money, racial-interest-group allies will stop at nothing to win elections. And using the courts to change election rules is a key part of their strategy.”

    My latest with Hans von Spakovsky at National Review.

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    31st of August 2015
  • True the Vote Calls Out 136 Counties with Over 100% of Population Registered to Vote

    This week True the Vote announced the latest findings in one of its signature research efforts – calling attention to bloated voter rolls across the nation. Did you know that 136 counties in 21 states have more registered voters than adult residents? From New York to California and many points in between, outdated voter records continue to plague the nation. New findings indicate an alarming shift in the type of county often found to exceed the mark of 100% plus voter registrations. Mid-sized and suburban counties are starting to turn up in our studies – where rural counties used to dominate. In a press release circulated this week, TTV founder Catherine Engelbrecht said, “Bloated voter rolls hurt everyone. Deceased voters aren't removed, duplicate registrations aren't revoked and the records of voters who've relocated aren't corrected. Low verification standards, like absence of voter ID, add to the confusion. Bloated rolls create the ideal environment for identity theft and voter fraud.” Want to know if your state was included? Check out the full release, “True the Vote Calls Out 136 Counties with Over 100% of Population Registered to Vote” here.

    Related story: Bloated US voter rolls could lead to lawsuits (The Washington Times)


    Federal Decision Allows Uncle Sam Funds to Be Used to Fight Voter Fraud

    Yes, you read that right – a Washington commission is actually OK with state election officials using federal dollars to fund criminal investigations into voter fraud. The story began in Iowa back in 2012. Former IA Secretary of State Matt Schultz transferred federal grant dollars typically used to purchase new voting equipment and other items to the state Division of Criminal Investigation to probe instances of noncitizen and felon voting ahead of the 2012 General Election. The effort subsequently led to charges against 10 noncitizens and 16 felon voters. Right on cue, progressive interests complained to the federal grantor, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. This week the EAC ruled that the action was admissible – potentially paving the way for other states to follow suit. Read more here.


    Indiana ‘Ballot Selfie’ Rule Challenged in Court

    Prepare for jaw drop: we’re about to say something nice about the ACLU.

    You may recall that True the Vote applauded a recent court ruling in New Hampshire ending a state ban on “ballot selfies” – a general term used to describe photography for the purpose of memorializing one’s voting experience. After the ACLU convinced a Granite State federal judge that such actions were deserving of First Amendment protection, they took their show to Indiana this week. While it’s true that nine times out of ten TTV will find itself opposing the ACLU, they deserve credit here. Bans on personal ballot photography can hamstring those that may have an irregular voting experience, leaving them with few options to document the matter. Every election we see smuggled images of balloting touch screen glitches or voting machines showing the wrong candidate(s) entirely. Knocking these bans down allows voters to utilize technologies like True the Vote’s smartphone app, VoteStand, to share their experience with those that can help address their challenges. If you would like to learn more about VoteStand for iOS or Android, click here.


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    True the Vote Threatens Legal Action Against 136 Counties Across the US with Bloated Voter Rolls

    State lawsuit over North Carolina voter ID on hold

    August 2015 National Webinar: DIY Election Integrity

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  • States are free to use federal grant money intended to improve how elections are run in order to pay for criminal investigations of potential voter fraud, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission has ruled…

    The commission started operating again in January… the members agreed in an Aug. 13 advisory that Iowa’s use of the money was “allowable, allocable and reasonable.” The Help America Vote Act requires states to ensure that voter registration records are accurate and leaves to them “the specific choices on the methods of complying,” the advisory said.

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    27th of August 2015

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