News Archive for December 2012

Arizona nabs double voters with cross-state checks

The USA Today focuses on how Arizona citizens voting in multiple states were identified and prosecuted. "Vote early and vote often" is a laugh line politicians often invoke as they make a pitch fo people's support. But it's no laughing matter to a h...

December 31, 2012 Read the entire article »

New Hampshire Democrats want to eliminate voter ID law for partisan gain

In New Hampshire, the Nashua Telegraph reports that Democrats want to repeal the photo ID law which worked without incident or controversy in the 2012 election. Even though President Obama won the state and Democrats made gains in the state legislatu...

December 31, 2012 Read the entire article »

Iowa Secretary of State accuses Dept of Homeland Security of delaying non-citizen voter checks

Apparently Iowa is encountering the same resistance and delay that Florida and Colorado confirming the citizenship of voters with the Department of Homeland Security database. Despite the law explicitly allowing for such verification of citizenship, ...

December 31, 2012 Read the entire article »
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After absentee fraud debacle, Massachusetts Secretary of State has no ideas on increasing integrity of absentee ballots

The state's top election official says he's reluctant to tighten access to absentee ballots, even after a Massachusetts state lawmaker agreed to plead guilty to casting invalid absentee ballots.   More here. An acceptable level of fraud for th...

December 29, 2012 Read the entire article »

“New law requires Michigan voters to affirm US citizenship”

Gone are the dreaded checkboxes, but a new law signed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder requires voters to affirm their citizenship on absentee ballot applications. ...

December 29, 2012 Read the entire article »

Voter ID amendment proposed in Missouri

Anticipating another partisan veto of voter ID legislation by Governor Nixon, there is a proposed voter ID constitutional amendment placed on the table. Representative Tony Dugger filed 2 Voter Id bills: HB 48 to change the statute to mandate photo...

December 28, 2012 Read the entire article »

Voter ID high on North Carolina legislative list

Republicans will control the legislature and the governor’s office for the first time in decades — giving them a nearly unprecedented opportunity to shape North Carolina. Democrats will have to work hard for bipartisan support on their agenda and wor...

December 28, 2012 Read the entire article »

"Conviction overturned in voter fraud case"

In Tennessee, a former Hardeman County politician said justice is being served, after criminal charges have been dropped against her. Brenda Woods was a councilwoman in Bolivar before being charged with three counts of procuring an illegal vote in a...

December 28, 2012 Read the entire article »

Massachusetts state rep to resign over voter fraud charges

Following up with the vote fraud conviction involving 6 months jail time and 5 year ban on running for office, the state representative involved has resigned. ...

December 27, 2012 Read the entire article »

The New FEC Chair is the Old FEC Chair

A game of musical chairs played in Washington DC. The term for the current longest-serving Commissioner, Ellen L. Weintraub, began with a recess appointment in 2002 and regular appointment in 2003. Weintraub served as the Chair in 2003 and her term e...

December 27, 2012 Read the entire article »

Arkansas lawmaker also files voter ID state constitutional amendment

link. Update on previous post. The state senator proposing the amendment is confident of passage. "I feel much more optimistic about it making it through," King says. "Many polls show 75 percent approve of this. It's a common sense matter to protect ...

December 26, 2012 Read the entire article »

Voter ID bill more likely to pass the Arkansas Legislature

Voter ID legislation passed the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2011, but was later stymied in the Senate.Now, Republicans hold a majority in the Senate and on the State Agencies committee where the bill is likely to be heard. Link to story. ...

December 26, 2012 Read the entire article »

A Christmas Tale 1919

If you have never read Hans von Spakovsky's Wall Street Journal account of his father's escape from the Communists in 1919, 2012 is a good time to do so. A Christmas Tale 1919 by Hans von Spakovsky It's easy to complain in the midst of a stressful h...

December 25, 2012 Read the entire article »

Vote Fraudster Pat Moran Fractures Skull of Girlfriend

Somehow I missed this when it happened, but here it is at the Daily Caller. Pat Moran, the violent son of the violent Congressman Jim Moran has fractured the skull of his girlfriend in a violent fight outside a bar. He smashed her head into a ca...

December 24, 2012 Read the entire article »

"Expect state lawmakers to act quickly on voter ID"

Some expect North Carolina to act quickly on photo ID. The legislature may quickly look at the best way to confirm identity of voters; perhaps initially looking at South Carolina's court-approved photo ID law. However, the legislature may also wait t...

December 24, 2012 Read the entire article »
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Why no federal voter fraud charges against Wendy Rosen?

Wendy Rosen was indicted by a state grand jury for double voting. But it would seem voting twice in a federal election is more of an offense against the United States than it is against the state of Maryland.   Why hasn't Eric Holder's Ele...

December 23, 2012 Read the entire article »

More DeSoto (MS) Voter Fraud - In Person Impersonation

"District 4 Election Commissioner Carl Payne reported an incident in which "a father cast an absentee ballot, the son voted in person and then the son changes clothes and returned to vote as his father. We learned of this from a written statement fro...

December 23, 2012 Read the entire article »

Recap of Charlie Crist's 180 Degree Turn

The AP recaps the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing featuring the chameleon Charlie Crist's abandonment of his previous support for voter integrity measures. ...

December 23, 2012 Read the entire article »
December 23, 2012 Read the entire article »

Iowa SOS: "Lack of confidence in integrity of elections is reason why many people do not vote"

Schultz, a Republican elected in 2010, ignored that advice and made his own argument against voter suppression. He told the committee that Americans don’t vote because they think the election system is compromised. “It seems clear that a lack of conf...

December 23, 2012 Read the entire article »

"Obama pushing for federalized elections; voters may be coerced"

.....the Obama administration mounts a drive to federalize voter registration, a step toward making voting mandatory. ...

December 23, 2012 Read the entire article »

"There is no Voter Fraud, Unless You Count...."

...we have a new example of just how far prominent people will go to commit voter fraud. Wendy Rosen, who until last September was the Democratic nominee in Maryland’s Eastern Shore congressional district, was just indicted for voting in both Florida...

December 23, 2012 Read the entire article »

Verdict in Voter Fraud Trial of Rensselaer County Democratic Elections Commissioner: Not Guilty on 61 of 62 Counts

From New York, a verdict at last:  “A Rensselaer County Court jury found Democratic Elections Commissioner Edward McDonough not guilty Friday on 61 counts in his second ballot-fraud trial that started six weeks ago… He originally was charg...

December 22, 2012 Read the entire article »
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