ID opponents are "http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mississippi-senate-race-muddles-voter-id-debate/">befuddled by the success of voter ID - where is all
the “voter suppression” they keep predicting?

 

The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi - a staunch opponent of the voter ID requirement - was ready to spend June 3 fielding
complaints from voters turned away at the polls. As it turns out, they received no such complaints, an ACLU employee told CBS News…

 

Shortly after the implementation of a voter photo ID law in Georgia, there was record turnout in the 2008 presidential primary election, with
double the number of African-Americans voting than in 2004 - when there was no voter photo ID law in place.



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Another case of double registration, another case of double voting, another case of the Holder Justice Department not getting serious with
corrupted rolls.



Link.

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Roger Clegg @ National Review: The Voting Rights Act has plenty of
other sections that we can use against discrimination.


Section 5 was an extraordinary provision. It said that nine entire states and parts of seven others could not make any change — no matter how small — in any voting practice or procedure
without getting advance permission from the federal government. The federal government had to be convinced ahead of time that the change had no discriminatory “purpose” or “effect.” It basically put
the burden of proof on a state or local government to establish its innocence — not only of disparate treatment, but also of anything with a disproportionate racial impact.

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Campaign law enforcer goes without general counsel for nearly a year — and counting.   class="">Link.


"Generally speaking, commissioners on both sides have at times viewed the Office of General Counsel with suspicion and regarded it as either supporting the other side on certain issues or
taking OGC’s own position," said Eric Wang, special counsel at law firm Wiley Rein LLP and former staff attorney for FEC Commissioner Caroline Hunter, a Republican. "The position requires someone who
not only knows the law well and is a good attorney, but also is a good mediator and not merely an advocate for his or her own views, or the views of certain commissioners."

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Dothan AL. "Dothan commissioner's girlfriend indicted on voter fraud charges." This is an election where voter fraud made a difference. The outcome was determined by fraudulently casted votes. The charges say that the defendants altered absentee ballots to help a Democrat city commissioner who happened to be the boyfriend of one of those charged.Naturally the voter fraud deniers will say 1) it's rare and 2) voter ID wouldn't have changed it. Wouldn't it be nice for them to once be outraged instead of sticking to the denier narrative? ...

LAUREL, MS. -- June 26, 2014: True the Vote (TTV), the nation's leading voters’ rights and election integrity organization, today released a letter submitted to Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef calling for the release of absentee balloting information for independent review prior to election certification.

 "In order to avoid potential state and federal legal challenges we request that you preserve all absentee ballot applications, absentee ballots and accompanying mailing envelopes until the challenges to them can be resolved,” the letter stated. “Furthermore, we request that you not certify this election until this matter can be satisfactorily resolved.”

"This issue strikes at the heart of election integrity," True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht said. "Confidence in our voting process risks damage beyond repair when politicians of either party are willing to flout election laws in the name of self-preservation. Voters deserve to know that election processes and protocols were followed – especially in a close outcome."

The letter, submitted by Bernie, Maynard & Parsons attorney L. Eades Hogue, asks that Chairman Nosef reply by Friday, June 27. County party officials across the state were copied on the letter.

True the Vote has made available an online incident report for Mississippi voters currently contacting the organization to address concerns and complaints about the recent Mississippi elections. TTV will collect and review concerns shared and make them available to appropriate Mississippi officials. A digital copy of the letter submitted to Chairman Nosef has been made available here.

True the Vote (TTV) is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) voters’ rights organization, founded to inspire and equip volunteers for involvement at every stage of our electoral process. TTV empowers organizations and individuals across the nation to actively protect the rights of legitimate voters, regardless of their political party affiliation.


New Mexico state representative Mary Helen Garcia is "http://krwg.org/post/garcia-alleges-fraud-challenges-election-result">challenging the results of the state’s June 3 Democratic Primary
Election

 

Specifically, the attorneys cite irregularities in the signatures associated with absentee voting in the primary election for New Mexico House
District 34.

 

"As Chairwoman of the New Mexico House Voters and Elections Committee, I have long advocated for transparent, ethical, open elections, in which
protection of the voter’s rights and the sanctity of his or her vote are of the utmost importance…”

 

Attorneys for Rep. Garcia submitted information by a forensic handwriting analyst, citing at least 17 cases of signatures not matching voter
rolls.

 

State election
results
show Garcia trailing Bill Gomez by a 16-vote margin.

 



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Voters’ rights group urges caution when considering potential federal overhaul of elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- June 25, 2014: True the Vote (TTV), the nation's leading voters’ rights and election integrity organization, today released a statement in advance of the upcoming United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing titled, “The Voting Rights Act and S.1945: Updating the Voting Rights Act in Response to Shelby County v. Holder.”

"It’s important that voters recognize this hearing for what it is – the well-timed manufacturing of an inside-the-Beltway sense of crisis involving voting rights, spun up to justify expanding federal powers,” True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht said. “One year ago today, the Supreme Court declared the Voting Rights Act an overall success, but deemed certain portions of it woefully out of date. Today, D.C. simply wants its old powers back – and then some.

“There is a striking contrast between the straightforward electoral process improvements Americans expect and the circuitous changes lobbied for by special interest groups. While the vast majority of Americans strongly support voters’ rights protections like voter ID to ensure process integrity – a marginal, yet vocal group continues to demand nationalized, race-driven enforcement of laws and election changes tailored to assist partisan interests. We cannot let this latest attempt at a manufactured crisis open the door to efforts that will re-tool our voting processes to serve the interests of contemporary political campaign strategies, while sacrificing the rights of American voters.

“What voters will see today is a desperate attempt among the permanent Washington political class to replace their once-held heavy influence in elections with a framework to build absolute dominion thereof. If this Justice Department and its legal allies in the nonprofit sphere get their way, once quaint concepts like equal protection for all racial categories of voters will have to make room for partisan, non-judicial applications of poorly written legal reforms,” Engelbrecht concluded.

In addition to today’s comment regarding the Senate hearing, True the Vote joined a collection of national voters’ rights organizations and leaders in signing letters to recent partner bill cosponsors Reps. Steve Chabot and Michael Turner (Ohio) – warning them of the dangerous consequences the DOJ-endorsed bills would bring. Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was a recent recipient of this effort as well.

 

True the Vote (TTV) is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) voters’ rights  organization, founded to inspire and equip volunteers for involvement at every stage of our electoral process. TTV empowers organizations and individuals across the nation to actively protect the rights of legitimate voters, regardless of their political party affiliation. For more information, please visit www.truethevote.org.

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