“Scaramucci: ‘Probably Some Level Of Truth’ To Claim Millions Voted Illegally”

TPM:  New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci refused on Friday to distance himself from the Trump administration’s baseless claim that 3 million illegal votes cast for Hillary Clinton lost Donald Trump the popular vote, quickly extinguishing hopes the investment-banker-turned-Trump-insider would usher … Continue reading

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“This anti-voter fraud program gets it wrong over 99 percent of the time. The GOP wants to take it nationwide.”

WonkBlog: At the inaugural meeting of President Trump’s Election Integrity Commission on Wednesday, commission Vice-Chairman Kris Kobach of Kansas praised a data collection program run by his state as a model for a national effort to root out voter fraud. States participating in the … Continue reading

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Today’s Must Read: “Exclusive: Read the Previously Undisclosed Plan to Counter Russian Hacking on Election Day”

Quite a wow from Time: President Obama’s White House quietly produced a plan in October to counter a possible Election Day cyber attack that included extraordinary measures like sending armed federal law enforcement agents to polling places, mobilizing components of the military … Continue reading

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Maine SOS Dunlap, Who Promised to Butt Heads, Says Virtually Nothing to Challenge Voter Fraud Focus of Pence-Kobach Commission

Maine SOS Dunlap, one of the few credible Democrats on the Pence-Kobach fraud commission, promised “head-butting” on the push to make this commission about voter fraud. The first meeting of the Commission has just concluded. And if anyone expected Dunlap … Continue reading

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New Details on December Hack of U.S. Election Assistance Comm’n, as House Republicans Try to Shut It Down

WSJ: The hack appeared to include a breach of the EAC’s administrative-access credentials as well as access to nonpublic reports on flaws in voting machines, according to Andrei Barysevich, an analyst with cybersecurity firm Recorded Future. Access to the reports … Continue reading

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“The 2016 U.S. Voting Wars: From Bad to Worse”

I have posted this new draft on SSRN (for the pre-APSA event, Protecting Electoral Security and Voting Rights: The 2016 U.S. Elections in Comparative Perspective).  Here is the abstract: If the “voting wars” which have broken out across the post-2000 election … Continue reading

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150,000 Attempts on Election Day to Hack into South Carolina Voter Database

WSJ: To understand the scale of the hacking attempts against election systems in the 2016 presidential election, consider South Carolina. On Election Day alone, there were nearly 150,000 attempts to penetrate the state’s voter-registration system, according to a postelection report by the … Continue reading

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“White House releases sensitive personal information of voters worried about their sensitive personal information”

WaPo: The White House on Thursday made public a trove of emails it received from voters offering comment on its Election Integrity Commission. The commission drew widespread criticism when it emerged into public view by asking for personal information, including addresses, partial social … Continue reading

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“More than 3,000 Colorado voters have canceled their registrations since Trump election integrity commission request”

Denver Post: Nearly 3,400 Coloradans canceled their voter registrations in the wake of the Trump administration’s request for voter info, the Secretary of State’s Office confirmed Thursday, providing the first statewide glimpse at the extent of the withdrawals. The 3,394 cancellations represent … Continue reading

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“‘Pray there is no hell’: Critics are savaging Trump’s voter fraud panel via email”

Must-read Celeste Katz: When President Donald Trump’s “voter fraud panel” holds its first meeting on July 19, members of the public won’t be able to speak. Instead, the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity, which has enraged and frightened plenty of Americans by requesting detailed … Continue reading

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