“Trump voting panel apologizes after judge calls failure to disclose information ‘incredible’”

WaPo: Kollar-Kotelly said the panel’s after-the-fact argument was “incredible” when it said it did not believe documents prepared by individual commissioners for the July meeting had to have been posted in advance. “You didn’t completely live up to the government’s … Continue reading

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“Trump Election Commissioners Are Resisting Efforts to Protect Elections From Hacking”

Pema Levy for Mother Jones: Christy McCormick, a Republican commission member, said in a statement the next day that Russian interference was a hoax used by the federal government to gain access to state-run election systems. “This declassified report was not about … Continue reading

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If Pence-Kobach Voter Fraud Commission is Doing Any Substantive Work, It Would Be News to At Least One Democratic Commissioner

From this Think Progress piece on whether any commission members might leave the Commission given President Trump’s abhorrent comments calling some of the white supremacists marching in Charlottesville “very fine people,” is this discussion from Democratic commissioner David Dunn: “I’ve … Continue reading

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“The Voter Purge Crusade That Preceded Trump’s Sketchy Elections Commission”

Tierney Sneed for TPM: Vice President Mike Pence, leader of President Trump’s shady “Elections Integrity” commission kicked off its first meeting last month with a promise that it would have “no preconceived notions or preordained results.” But like many of its other members, commissioner … Continue reading

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“Pence’s voter fraud commission will almost certainly ‘find’ thousands of duplicate registrations that aren’t duplicates. Here’s why”

Stephen Pettigrew and Mayya Komisarchik for the Monkey Cage: Presumably, the commission will use the names and birthdays in these lists to identify potential duplicate registration records between states. That’s the method used by the Interstate Crosscheck Program pioneered by Kansas Secretary of State Kris … Continue reading

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Federal Court Affirms $1000 Fine Against Kris Kobach for Misleading Court on Voting Documents Presented to Trump

So reports Jonathan Shorman. Update: The district court’s opinion reviewing an earlier magistrate judge’s sanctions order against Kobach is here. Particularly noteworthy is the district court’s comment that SOS Kobach’s conduct “demonstrate a pattern” of misleading statements to the court … Continue reading

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“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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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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