“Trump’s Voter Fraud Endgame; His ‘election integrity’ investigation is a pretext to repeal the National Voter Registration Act. It won’t work”

I have written this piece for Slate. It begins: Donald Trump’s attempt at voter suppression through his “election integrity” commission is a voting rights nightmare that is being enacted so clumsily it just might backfire….. Kobach’s likely going to use this information … Continue reading

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Pence-Kobach Commission Wants State Voter Data; Can It Protect Voter Privacy? Will State Election Officials Cooperate? Will House Kill EAC?

The sham Pence commission wants data from state voter rolls. But it is not clear how this will go. David Becker on the privacy issue and about concerns of securing the data.. It is also not clear whether Democratic election … Continue reading

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News Analysis Cannot Replicate PILF “Alien Invasion” Study Finding “Massive” Noncitizen Voting in VA

Capital News Service: Last fall, a pair of groups supported by conservatives released a report with the sensational title “Alien Invasion in Virginia: The discovery and coverup of noncitizen registration and voting.” It said illegal voting is a “massive problem”:… … Continue reading

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von Spakovsky, Christian Adams to Be Offering Advice, Reports to President’s “Election Integrity” Commission

Release: The Best Practices report follows President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order on the Establishment of Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. PILF intends to contribute to the body’s future studies by offering these findings and suggestions in the near … Continue reading

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Breaking: Trump to Launch a Voting “Commission” with No Credibility, with Pence, Kobach, and the EAC’s McCormick

ABC News: President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order today establishing a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression in the American election system, multiple senior administration officials tell ABC News. The officials say Vice … Continue reading

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“Federal elections commissioner wants Trump to back up his allegations of voter fraud”

LAT: A member of the Federal Election Commission has accused President Trump of threatening democracy with his unproven allegations of voter fraud and asked him to show evidence if he has any. Ellen Weintraub, a Democratic commissioner at the agency, … Continue reading

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Watch Trump Administration’s Stephen Miller State Lie after Lie About Voter “Fraud,” and Reasons to Worry

Astonishing video full of lies and unsubstantiated (and unproven) statements.  (A bit from Politifact.) More evidence the “Pence Commission” on voter fraud will be a sham (here‘s what a fair commission would look like). And most chilling is Miller referring … Continue reading

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“Kobach spars with ACLU over bill to close ‘loophole’ for voting without proof of citizenship”

Topeka Capital Journal: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach on Tuesday faced impassioned opposition from civic groups and lawyers as he urged a panel of lawmakers to authorize a two-ballot system for state and federal voting….. “We have discovered a … Continue reading

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