Detroit Free Press reports.
Although the story is a bit vague, it sounds like the clerk may have falsified absentee ballot submissions so that her numbers would properly balance in a post-election audit.
The embattled executive director of the Election Assistance Commission, whose tenure has been marked by internal turmoil, will not serve another term, two people told POLITICO.EAC commissioners voted over the weekend of Sept. 7-8 not to reappoint Brian… Continue reading
The chairwoman of the Election Assistance Commission told the nation’s state legislators last week that she’s opposed to automatic voter registration.Adding qualified citizens to the rolls whenever they do business with a state agency, unless they choose to… Continue reading
ProPublica on some apparent extended commutes
to the EAC.
Read this quite damning portrait
A tiny federal agency that plays a crucial role in assisting the nation’s local election supervisors is gripped by a leadership crisis that hassparked concerns that it is unprepared to play its role in… Continue reading
Congress scrambled in early 2018 to deliver a surge in election security money before the midterms. But it turns out that states only spent about 8 percent of the $380 million Congress approved by the time the elections… Continue reading
Eric Geller with the scoop
(but full story behind paywall):
Scoop: Half of @EACgov
commissioners lack security clearances, and no one on the commission had a clearance during the 2016 or 2018 elections: https://t.co/ebhbumzVFC
An EAC member without a clearance… Continue reading
Yesterday, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) was formally restored to full membership for the first time in nearly ten years with the swearing in of two new recently confirmed Commissioners. … Full membership puts the EAC… Continue reading
The agency has been unable to tackle major policy actions since March when one of the commissioner’s terms expired. And that came on the heels of criticism for not initially taking election interference seriously in 2016.
But two… Continue reading
It’s hard to make progress when you have both hands tied behind your back a third of the time. Voters want more secure and better functioning elections, and Congress can act right now to accomplish that.… Continue reading
Today, Common Cause called on the Senate Rules and Administration Committee to fully staff the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and hold up-or-down floor votes on the two pending EAC nominees before the end of year. In a letter
… Continue reading
Devastating for an agency that’s had such promise, from Jessica Husema
One of the EAC’s commissioners has dismissed the threat of foreign governments undermining American elections in private meetings with state election officials, and often personally appealed to individual… Continue reading