Alabama SOS Merrill Still Won’t Engage on the Merits Over Whether Roy Moore Can Get a Recount If He Pays for It, But Disparages Attorneys and Judges from California

Montgomery Advertiser: It was not immediately clear Wednesday if Moore could request a recount at the current margins. State law allows candidates to challenge recounts outside the automatic trigger if they are willing to pay the costs. Merrill suggested in interviews … Continue reading

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“Trump’s voter fraud commission plans to create a massive voter database. Former national security officials say it could be hacked.”

WaPo: More than a half-dozen technology experts and former national security officials filed an amicus brief Tuesday urging a federal court to halt the collection of voter information for a planned government database. Former national intelligence director James R. Clapper Jr., one … Continue reading

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“State Board of Elections certifies disputed Fredericksburg-area results despite 147 people voting in the wrong House race”

Richmond Times Dispatch: Virginia’s State Board of Elections on Monday certified the results of two Fredericksburg-area House of Delegates elections, despite Democrats asking the board to delay the process because 147 people voted in the wrong House district. The elections … Continue reading

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“After Months Of Silence, A Blip Of Activity From Trump’s Voter Fraud Panel”

Sam Levine for HuffPost: After over two months of silence, there was a blip of activity from President Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission this week when a commissioner sent an email requesting information on voter fraud prosecutions by the Department of Justice and suggested the agency … Continue reading

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Blockbuster from Gizmodo on Crosscheck: “Even a Novice Hacker Could Breach the Network Hosting Kris Kobach’s Bogus Voter Fraud Program”

Big from Gizmodo on Crosscheck: A program overseen by the head of President Trump’s so-called “election integrity” commission—which is now largely a tool for driving conspiracy theories about “massive voter fraud” in the United States—is placing the personal data of millions of … Continue reading

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“Investigator: Arizona secretary of state violated law, but faces no penalties”

Arizona Republic: Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan broke the law when her office failed to mail publicity pamphlets to hundreds of thousands of voters in time for the May 2016 special election, a state-appointed investigator has concluded. But, the investigator found, there is no provision in state law … Continue reading

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“The Voter Fraud Commission Wants Your Data — But Experts Say They Can’t Keep It Safe”

ProPublica: The voter-fraud-checking program championed by the head of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity suffers from data security flaws that could imperil the safety of millions of peoples’ records, according to experts. Indivisible Chicago, a progressive advocacy group … Continue reading

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“Voter rights advocates push Illinois to exit multistate database over accuracy, security”

Chicago Tribune: Voter rights advocates are pushing Illinois election officials to withdraw from a longtime multistate voter registration database over questions of accuracy, security and voter suppression. The Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program is aimed at cleaning voter records and … Continue reading

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