Trump Threatens To Withhold Michigan Funding Over ‘Illegal’ Absentee Ballot Plan; MI Sec. State Responds

In a social media post Wednesday, President Trump threatened to withhold federal funding to Michigan for what he described as a “rogue Secretary of State” “illegally” sending absentee ballots to 7.7 million people — a claim prompted by Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s announcement of a plan to send absentee ballot applications to qualified Michigan voters.

Texas vote-by-mail expansion blocked by state Supreme Court

Although the court sided with state Attorney General Ken Paxton's interpretation of what constitutes a disability, it indicated that it is up to voters to assess their health and determine if they meet the state's definition, which could allow them to vote by mail.

California mail ballots: tossing them from buildings would be just as secure

The number of registered voters is fluid. Voters move, they pass away, and in California, people can register to vote when applying for a driver’s license even if they are not citizens. Those residing in institutional settings are a revolving door of voters. Therefore, Governor Newsom’s directive to send a ballot to every “registered voter” is the opposite of vote integrity. The state’s GOP is suing to stop this travesty. We wish them the best in nipping this potential fraud in the bud. 

Michigan math: Detroit has 30K more registered voters than eligible voters

A few weeks ago, ACRU named MI Governor Whitmer “Crisis Tyrant of the Week.” We could add “Vote Fraud Promoter of the Year” to her credentials. Whitmer is sending absentee ballot request forms to both legal MI voters AND 30,000 ineligible voters still on voting rolls in Detroit alone. The state has records of who moved and who died. It would be an easy place to start protecting real voters casting legal votes. Whitmer, so far, is a “no” on integrity measures.

When the mailman commits vote fraud

This story is the week’s best example of why universal mailed ballots are a welcome mat for fraud. After being caught changing ballot requests from Democrat to Republican, a West Virginia mailman claimed he did it as a “joke.” Charged with felony vote fraud, we presume Mailman Cooper will find his fines and/or jail time as unfunny as his crime.

Texas judge appoints himself pretender king of absentee ballot island

ACRU Senior Fellow Hans von Spakovksy with Zack Smith writing for the Heritage Foundation notes the U.S. Supreme Court determined Americans do not have a right to vote by absentee ballot through the mail. But never mind all that, says Texas Judge Fred Biery. Judge Biery is widely known for his bias against religious freedom. Now he can also be famous for elevating his own biases against decisions made by our nation’s highest court. 

A vote integrity for hero for seniors lives in Texas

Pro-vote integrity citizen activist Colleen Vera made a recording of Houston-area Democrat operatives bragging about swaying an election through nursing homes ballot harvesting, and she collected documentation to prove it. It’s amazing what one hero can do. The state’s AG is now investigating. Nursing home vote fraud is all too real.

House members propose changes to improve military voting procedures

A group of House Members has introduced the Counting All Military Votes Act to ensure all military overseas ballots are expedited to ensure timely receipt by the military voter and delivery to home voting locations. The bill currently has 25 original co-sponsors, including many retired military members. So far, no House Democrats have signed on. You may view the list of cosponsors here, and if your Member of Congress is not on it, you should pick up your phone and encourage them to pick up their pen.

Why Democrats love voting by mail: It’s easier to cheat

Democrats are determined to use one of these gargantuan and utterly unconstitutional bailout bills to mandate nationwide vote by mail. And they want the ballots to be mailed out automatically to everyone whose name is listed in the voter registry, whether they request one or not and whether they are dead or alive. This, of course, will be big boon to the Chicago machine, which routinely has dead people voting in city elections.