Elections officials in Virginia are trying to set the record straight, after absentee ballot applications with incorrect information were mailed to more than half a million residents in the Commonwealth. The confusing mailers were sent by an organization known as 'The Center For Voter Information', which identifies itself as "non-partisan and non-profit" on its website.
A key ACRU vote integrity message is calling for election officials to be on alert for fraud. Case in point, a Colorado official who noticed a deceased gentlemen reinstated “his” voter registration. Kudos to election coordinator Sandra Brown, whose eagle eye resulted in vote fraud charges against one Larry Talbert. Other officials take note - databases already exist for cross checking - you just have to use them.
“Four people admitted to offering homeless people money and cigarettes in exchange for false and forged signatures on ballot petitions and voter registration forms.” Five others are awaiting trial. The slap on the wrist the confessed fraudsters received through an LA court included community service. The last place these fraudsters need to be is in the community. Vote fraud is real, and it is organized.
Former Atlanta feline Cody Tims passed away in 2008 after a lifetime of service to his loving family. This cat apparently was signed on to a mailing list at one point that was then sold to vote activists (yet another mail-only voting problem.) Cody is a purrfect example of why voting lists need constant updating. It is appalling that this cat not only was a registered voter but is still a registered voter after having passed away twelve years ago.
Tennessee officials on Friday sought an appeal and an immediate pause to a court’s ruling this week that lets all 4. 1 million registered voters vote by mail during to the coronavirus pandemic, as the state made updates to its materials to reflect the expansion. The state attorney general’s office filed the request in Davidson County Chancery Court to appeal and stay that court’s temporary injunction that expanded absentee eligibility Thursday.
States with automatic voter registration systems (18 + DC) keep registering inedible voters on a daily basis, or so it seems. They call it an “accident” or a "glitch.” Last year Illinois registered 570 individuals—foreign nationals applying for drivers licenses—to vote. These 570 people even checked “no” on the citizen box. Now Illinois has admitted another problem—it’s registering 16 year old new drivers to vote. We suggest it might want to add an “I’m just a kid box.” Or event better, stop connecting getting an ID with getting to vote.
It is apparently a surprise to Illinois election officials that when you automatically register a person to vote when they get a driver’s license—regardless of citizenship status—they might just (illegally) vote. Nearly 600 non-citizens showed up in the most recent review of Illinois 2018 votes. We love this quote from Secretary of State Henry Haupt: “A technological programming error did not properly remove the (foreign national) individuals. The individuals who are applying for driver’s licenses were inadvertently pooled into the automatic voter registration.” Did we mention that Illinois is one of fifteen (blue) states that allows illegal immigrants to receive drivers licenses? “Programming error?” “Inadvertently?” Hardly. Read State [...]
Apply to register to vote in Texas and your application needs to have your original signature. Sounds reasonable? Not according to Democrats. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee have both sued the state claiming this is just downright unfair. Eric Holder, complaining bitterly about “gerrymandering” when Republicans do it, is floating $10 million in the state to make sure redistricting turns out in the Democrats’ favor. We have to wonder — how in the world do they get away with this stuff? Let’s not let them.
When Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams ran for office last year, he promised the citizens of the state that he would "make it easy to vote and hard to cheat.” Adams is supporting a Senate Bill requiring photo ID at the polls to prove you are really you and voting yourself. It also provides a free ID for anyone over 18 years old (voting age) who does not have a driver’s license. Now the association for Bluegrass State county clerks opposes the law. The Kentucky County Clerks Association was also busy in 2019 pushing Democrats into positions of critical importance at the State Board of Elections. One would think County officials would want to assure voters in their community that their legal votes would never be negated by an illegitimate one. Apparently in Kentucky, not so much. What is the position of your county clerk? Might be a good time to ask.
The police in Marshall, Minnesota are investigating reports of voter fraud in the form of illegal registrations forwarded to them from the county attorney. There are only two incidents reported, but that’s not the point. State auditors or Secretaries of State usually identify discrepancies but often do not have investigative staff or authority to do on-the-ground research into vote violators. How does your county or local law enforcement handle reports of local voter fraud? Best to find out before November 3, 2020.