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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J. Christian Adams, Members of Pence-Kobach Fraudulent Fraud Squad, Suggests von Spakovsky Was Right to Suggest Keeping Democrats Off Commission

Hans von Spakovsky, in a released email a while back, suggested that Pence-Kobach should keep all Democrats off the sham voting commission. Now, in light of news that Maine SOS Matt Dunlap, one of the few Democratic members of the … Continue reading

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“Lawsuit Challenges Arizona’s Overly Burdensome Dual Voter Registration System”

Release:  Today, Campaign Legal Center (CLC), the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and private co-counsel filed a federal lawsuit challenging Arizona’s overly burdensome and confusing voter registration process that has disenfranchised 26,000 voters in Maricopa County alone. Maricopa is the … Continue reading

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“A 2013 Supreme Court ruling forever changed Americans’ voting rights — and experts warn it could help decide this year’s elections”

BI: Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill didn’t mince words when addressing opponents of his state’s voter ID law, which requires voters show a government-approved photo ID at the polls. “People are entitled to their own opinions. But they’re not entitled to … 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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Timing is Everything Dep’t: 5th Circuit Denies Request for Initial En Banc Consideration of Texas Voter ID Case

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has denied a request by opponents of Texas’s strict voter id law to have the state’s appeal of the ruling holding the law illegal and enacted with racially discriminatory purpose … Continue reading

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“Former Justice Department Lawyers Fire Back on Voting-Rights Reversal They Say Betrays Two Decades of Enforcement”

Dan Froomkin: The Justice Department’s recent about-face on a voting rights case was such a betrayal of long-standing DOJ policy that a group of former political appointees and career lawyers filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court on Friday, citing more … Continue reading

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Careful New Study Finds at Least Thousands in Two Wisconsin Counties Didn’t Vote Because of Voter ID Requirements, Confusion Over Them

Careful new study led by Ken Mayer: A survey of registered voters in Dane and Milwaukee Counties who did not vote in the 2016 presidential election found that 11.2% of eligible nonvoting registrants were deterred by the Wisconsin’s voter ID … Continue reading

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3d Circuit Rejects ACRU’s Voter Purge Suit in Philadelphia, Saying Suit Threatens Goals of NVRA and Integrity of the Vote

Unanimous opinion: The American Civil Rights Union (“ACRU”) challenges the Philadelphia City Commissioners’ failure to purge the city’s voter rolls of registered voters who are currently incarcerated due to a felony conviction. Because state law prohibits felons from voting while … Continue reading

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