True the Vote Fires Back at the Mississippi GOP

This week, True the Vote formally responded to the Mississippi Republican Party’s move to seek legal sanctions against TTV and 21 Magnolia State voters for bringing a lawsuit to review election records. The MSGOP has stressed to local media and the Court that they have no place in this matter – an assertion addressed in this week’s brief. TTV reminded the Court of a recent statement by Co-Defendant Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann: “[s]ince political parties conduct primary elections in Mississippi, the nomination process may appear to be more of a private activity than a government one.” The 12-page filing lays bare the additional facts, demonstrating just how the MSGOP directed a number of activities within the primary runoff. Click here to read the full brief.

 

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It’s no secret that local election officials are always in need of good help on voting days. Each election, TTV receives frantic calls from election administrators hoping to obtain leads to find capable voters willing and able to help operate polling places. In 2014, let’s get ahead of the demand. A number of state websites offer detailed, official guidelines for getting involved.  Those states include:   AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TX, VT, WV, WI, WY.  If your state is not listed, check your local county/parish website for specific details.

 

The Virginia Voters Alliance and Election Integrity Maryland Make Waves

The Virginia Voters Alliance called on Fairfax County to address a startling number of potential duplicate voter registrations between VA and Maryland this week, according to Watchdog. The story notes, “Under Virginia Code 24.2.429, [VVA President Regan] George and three other local residents — Robert Bower, Timothy Hannigan and Robin Whitworth — challenged the validity of 14,646 voter registrations that appear in both Fairfax County and Maryland. The duplicates show the same first and last names and dates of birth.” It remains to be seen whether local officials will move to address the matter of removing voters according to the guidelines within the National Voter Registration Act. Click here to read the full story.

Ooops.  One teacher won’t be getting any teaching jobs in higher education.  Creating data contrary to the anti-integrity narrative is a sure way to anger academia.

The Justice Department continues to avoid real voting rights litigation.  This time, Operation Amicus in in Yakima, Washington. 

“But the Justice Department disagrees in a 13-page brief that says little else about the case, which has been in litigation since August 2012.”

It’s a low risk strategy that produces no results.  It’s about show, not substance.  It’s about padding numbers for speeches by the Attorney General, not electing minorities to office.  It’s about a Voting Section more comfortable with pontification than litigation.  Among the things that must radically change in 2017 is this timid Potemkin policy.

“U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman blocked the law earlier this year after the American Civil Liberties Union challenged it… Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has asked the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse Adelman.”  Oral arguments are set for September 12.

Last month the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the state’s Voter ID law in two rulings.

Via Rasmussen Reports:  “Voters continue to strongly support voter ID laws and don’t consider them discriminatory,” despite the Justice Department’s best efforts to portray them as such.

“74% of Likely U.S. Voters believe all voters should be required to prove their identity before being allowed to vote. Nineteen percent (19%) disagree.”

Just for comparison, Obamacare has an average approval rating of 41%.

“Secretary of State Connie Lawson is investigating ‘a significant number’ of Hoosier voters who may illegally be using mailbox stores, instead of their home addresses, on voter registration records.”

The state has identified a total of 731,585 inaccurate voter registration records during its recent voter list maintenance efforts.

Another “irrational” fraudster commits “nonexistent” voter fraud. Twice.

Hortencia Segura-Munoz is an “illegal voter” twice over: She’s in the country illegally, and she illegally “registered to vote in Washoe County under a false name and cast ballots in the 2008 and 2010 Nevada elections.”

Segura-Munoz pleaded down two felony voter fraud charges to a misdemeanor and was sentenced to time served.

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