Electronic Voting, Voter Fraud, and Other Election Day Issues

People who can't figure out how to mark a paper ballot (or use a punch card ballot) really shouldn't be voting.  How hard could it be?  Even if English isn't your native language, it shouldn't be a great challenge to recognize your favorite candidate's name (or the party name) on a ballot.
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As we've seen in places like Louisiana and Chicago and Florida, when there's a close contest and the Democrat is losing, it is likely someone will "find" a bunch of "lost" ballots in a warehouse somewhere that are just what the losing candidate needs to pull into the lead.  If you think such shenanigans are a problem now, just wait until the ballots don't even exist, and all it takes is the manipulation of a few bytes in a computer to change the outcome of an election.  Who will be able to say with any certainty that a fair election took place?  Unfortunately, when that day comes, I predict that it will result in widespread voter apathy rather than a revolt.  And if there is a massive public outcry, it could be that the "solution" will be a National ID Card.
...or a barcode on your forehead.

Please note that some of the material on this page relates to voting problems in general, not just to electronic voting, but these are problems which will not be solved (as some claim) by switching over to electronic ballots.

Rebecca Mercuri wrote her PhD thesis on the subject of electronic voting, and it is well worth reading."  She says,

"I am adamantly opposed to the use of fully electronic or Internet-based systems for use in anonymous balloting and vote tabulation applications.  The reasons for my opposition are manyfold, and are expressed in my writings as well as those of other well-respected computer security experts.  At the present time, it is my strong recommendation that all election officials REFRAIN from procuring ANY system that does not provide an indisputable paper ballot."

Subsections on this page:

Voter fraud
Ineligible voters
Allowing convicted felons to vote
Ohio
The Voting Rights Act of 1965
What's up in Boulder, Colorado?

Subsections on nearby pages:

Voter ID Laws
ACORN
Coleman vs Franken
Mysteriously Appearing / Disappearing Ballots
Not everyone should vote
Tampering with the Electoral College
Bad ideas
Miscellaneous issues




Voting fraud, potential fraud, and actions that encourage or discourage fraud:


Overview / recap articles:

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The Editor says...
Voting by mail, voter impersonation, dead voters, illegal alien voters, ballot harvesting, voter ID, and duplicate voting, are all separate issues.  In counties that use electronic voting booths at numerous polling places, the biggest problem is that the vote tally at the end of the day is stored on a removable (USB) memory card, which can then be taken someplace by a corrupt official to be altered.  Obviously voting machines need to have tamper-proof voting machine memory cards.  Voting machines in Dallas County and many other places currently use a USB thumb drive to store the results of a day's voting.  This device can be taken by a corrupt election judge to a secret location to be edited (on anybody's computer!) and altered before turning it in to the central counting room.  Allow me to propose a solution:  [#1] The memory device should not use a standard connector that everybody's computer has.  Certainly not USB, RS-232, Firewire, or Thunderbolt.  [#2] When Election Day's voting is finished, and the voting machine is told to finalize the results, the machine should blow a fuse — inside the removable memory device — which will turn it into a read-only memory.  At the same time, it should make a copy of the day's results in a separate memory unit within the same memory card, accessible only through some elaborate means known only to a few.  In addition, the voting machine itself should make a copy of the final results, without telling anyone.  [#3]  Thereafter, the removable memory device should record the MAC address of every computer that reads the memory card or attempts to write to it, along with a hash code (written obscurely somewhere) to make alterations impossible.  [#4] Attempts to write to the device after the fuse is blown (in step 2) should be fruitless, but recorded anyway.  [#4A] Alternatively, let the hacker read an write at will, generating evidence against himself, while leaving the secret copies unchanged.  [#5] It is not necessary to tell the poll workers how the system works — only that there are security features included to prevent tampering with the data.  The number of people who know how it all works should be tightly limited; however, sooner or later some of the details will leak out.  By that time, an even better system can be implemented.  If the technical details can be kept secret for two or three election cycles, that would probably be enough to catch several corrupt officials and make their lives difficult from that day forward.

Is Voter Fraud Real?  What is the greatest threat to free and fair elections in America?  Here's a hint:  it's not Russia, or any other foreign power.  It's not a person, either.  It's something much more subtle, and much more dangerous.  [Video clip]

Voting against mob rule.  Most of the Founders were scholarly, erudite men.  Our founders were not only writers but readers of the great teachers of bygone eras.  Not only did they search the Bible, but the classic works of teachers and students of Grecian and Roman governmental innovation.
  •   Nowhere in the Bible is authorization for man to enjoy the right to govern himself through majority rule.
  •   The most infamous vote for justice (or injustice) was in the ballot to save Barabbas over saving God himself.
  •   The execution of Christ is one of history's most significant examples of "mob rule."
  •   When humanity received the Ten Commandments, there was no vote on its legitimacy
As they were writing the Constitution and its Amendments, the writings of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle were fresh in the founder's minds.  In reading their work, no Constitutional amendments uses the phrase "right to vote."  Not in the original text nor the Bill of Rights.

The Plan to "Make America, American Again".  California Dems made sure the people of Mexico and other foreign countries understood the borders were open, no one would ever be sent back, and Democrats would give them every form of welfare for free.  Then they gave illegals drivers licenses.  They registered illegals automatically at DMV.  They made sure there was no Voter ID at the polls.  Recognize the plan?  Gavin Newsom gave it away.  This is now the national plan for Democrats.  Make the whole country into California.

Cloward-Piven Strategy.  [Scroll down]  All three of these organizations — ACORN, Project Vote and Human SERVE — set to work lobbying energetically for the so-called Motor-Voter law, which President Bill Clinton ultimately signed in 1993. At the White House signing ceremony for this bill, both Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven were in attendance.  The new law eliminated many controls on voter fraud, making it easy for voters to register but difficult to determine the validity of new registrations.  Under the new law, states were required to provide opportunities for voter registration to any person who showed up at a government office to renew a driver's license or to apply for welfare or unemployment benefits.  "Examiners were under orders not to ask anyone for identification or proof of citizenship," notes Wall Street Journal columnist John Fund in his book, Stealing Elections.  "States had to permit mailing voter registrations, which allowed anyone to register without any personal contact with a registrar or election officials.  Finally, states were limited in pruning 'deadwood' — people who had died, moved, or been convicted of crimes — from their rolls.

Five Truths About Elections.  [#2] Elections are the fulcrum on which our unique system of government balances, therefore our elections are crucial.  They are also under attack.  Whereas the Russians don't seem to have been very effective, if, in fact, they were tinkering with our presidential choices, forces inside America are working hard to make elections pointless.  The integrity of the voting process itself must be protected.  We learned that in the hanging-chad election.  Without assurance that our votes are not being canceled out by infected voting machines, or dead, illegal, or felonious voters, we lose our ability to choose our future.  Without the enforcement of election laws, we make a mockery of the whole system.

Voter fraud exists — Even though many in the media claim it doesn't.  For example, to improve the accuracy of Georgia's records, state legislators last year required that information on a voter registration application match a "driver's license, state ID card or Social Security record." Inconsistencies can cause a voter's registration to be flagged as "pending" while the discrepancy is investigated.  Brian Kemp, the GOP candidate for governor and current secretary of state in Georgia, is being accused of "voter suppression" because of this law.  But a "pending" status does not prevent anyone from voting as long as he or she has a government ID that substantially matches the registration application.  In any event, every voter can cast a provisional ballot that will be counted once the registration information is verified.  As the secretary of state told radio host Erick Erickson, there are 75,000 pending voters among a record total of 7 million registered in the state.  Of these, 9,224 are minors under 18; 2,935 used a fake address; 3,393 are not citizens, and 5,842 were already registered.  Of the remaining applications, 75 percent submitted erroneous Social Security information.  Almost a quarter of those "sloppy forms" came from a registration effort by the New Georgia Project, a group founded in 2014 by Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee for governor.

Voter Fraud Is Not a Myth.  Democrats keep claiming that voter fraud is a myth.  But voter fraud has mattered in plenty of American elections.  Take Lyndon Johnson's election to the U.S. Senate in 1948, when LBJ won by manufacturing enough fake votes to turn a 20,000-vote deficit into an 87-vote win.  Others point to voter fraud in Illinois and Texas during the 1960 presidential election; indeed, we may never know whether Kennedy actually "won."  Chicago was infamous for counting the votes of dead people.  In 1982, U.S. Attorney Daniel Webb found that at least 100,000 fraudulent votes were cast.  In 1994, Democrats obtained control of the Pennsylvania state Senate through large-scale voter fraud using absentee ballots.  In 2008, illegal voting made a decisive difference in a U.S. Senate race, giving Al Franken a seat from Minnesota — one could argue that Franken's vote allowed Obamacare to get through the Senate.  Make no mistake:  Voter fraud is still a problem — even in the 2016 election cycle.  Take these cases discovered during just the last month and a half: [...]

What Leftists Stand For
  [#16]   They believe that illegals should be counted along with Americans when apportioning House seats.
  [#17]   They can't win elections, so they import immigrants and illegal aliens who will vote for them.
  [#18]   They want to give convicted child-molesters, murderers, rapists, and major drug-dealers the right to vote.
  [#19]   They work hard to keep the folks in the military from voting.
  [#20]   They support policies that increase people's dependence on government in order to get more votes, even though that subjects people to miserable lives.

The Clinton Record.  [Scroll down]  Look at the evidence and decide for yourself:
  •   A 2012 report by the Pew Center on the States found that 24 million voter registrations — one-eighth of all registrations nationwide — were either invalid or inaccurate, including more than 1.8 million dead people who were still registered.
  •   A 2014 study found that two years earlier, some 155,692 registered voters in North Carolina alone had first and last names, birth dates, and final-four Social Security Number digits that matched those of voters who were registered in other states.
  •   The same study also found that 35,570 people who had actually voted in North Carolina, had first names, last names, and birth dates that matched those of voters who had cast ballots in other states.
  •   In 2008, Democrat Al Franken won a highly controversial U.S. Senate race in Minnesota by just 312 votes.  It was later discovered that 1,099 felons — all legally ineligible to vote — had cast ballots in the election, almost exclusively for Franken.
  •   A 2006 study found that 77,000 dead people were listed on New York's statewide database of registered voters, and that as many as 2,600 of them had somehow managed to cast ballots from the grave.
  •   In Milwaukee in 2004, approximately 5,300 more ballots were cast, than voters who were recorded as having shown up at the polls.
  •   In 2008, election officials nationwide had to discard at least 400,000 bogus voter registrations submitted by ACORN, the now-defunct criminal operation masquerading as a "community organization."
  •   In 2011, a Colorado study found that of the nearly 12,000 non-citizens who were illegally registered to vote in that state, about 5,000 had taken part in the 2010 general election.
  •   In ten Colorado counties in 2012, voter registrations outnumbered the total voting-age population by between 4% and 40%.
The foregoing examples represent only the barest tip of a colossal election-fraud iceberg.


Timely news and commentary:

What Happens if No One Wins?  The Constitution provides for election crises, and its provisions favor Trump.  A crucial fact in this year's election is that, largely because of COVID, an unprecedented number of voters will vote by mail.  According to the Washington Post, 84% of the electorate, or 198 million eligible voters, will be able to vote by mail this year.  In the 2016 election, roughly 25% of the votes were cast by mail.  This year, as many of half the ballots may be mailed in.  Republicans tend to prefer voting in person while Democrats tend to prefer absentee balloting.  In the swing state of North Carolina, Democrats requested 53% of the absentee ballots and Republicans 15%.  A July poll reported that 60% of the Democrats in Georgia, but only 28% of the Republicans, are likely to vote by mail.  Counting mailed votes could make a decisive difference on Election Day.  In the 2012 election, Barack Obama bolstered his winning margins substantially in swing states like Florida, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania through overtime votes.  Hillary Clinton picked up tens of thousands of overtime votes in 2016, though not enough to win.

No ID? No Problem!  Poll Workers Told Voters Do Not Have to Prove Their Identity.  An instructor of poll voters in Detroit has confirmed that voters can show up to polling locations and vote in elections without showing identification or otherwise proving their identity.  The instructor explained that voters without an identification would merely have to sign an affidavit, and then they would be given a ballot and allowed to vote.  "The affidavit is only used if someone does not have ID at all.  No ID at all.  I stress over not turning voters away," she explained.

Over 1 million ballots accepted in Minnesota so far.  Over one million ballots have been accepted so far for the general election in Minnesota.  According to the Secretary of State's Office, as of Friday, 1,765,327 have been submitted and 1,186,522 have been accepted.

Pa. Supreme Court says mail-in ballots will count even if signatures don't match.  Pennsylvania's Supreme Court ruled Friday that election officials must accept mail-in ballots even if the signatures on them don't match those on file for a voter.  The justices said nothing in the state's laws required signatures to be verified, so if election officials are satisfied with the vote save for the signature, they cannot reject it.  "We, therefore, grant the Secretary's petition for declarative relief, and direct the county boards of elections not to reject absentee or mail-in ballots for counting, computing, and tallying based on signature comparisons conducted by county election officials or employees, or as the result of third-party challenges based on such comparisons," Justice Debra Todd wrote in the opinion for a unanimous court.

Is The Biden Scandal The Reason Democrats Pushed Voters To Cast Ballots Before Election Day?  Democrats campaigned this year for mail-in and early voting as if it were the most important issue in politics.  Now we think we know why:  They wanted voters to make their selections before Bidengate arrived.  As of Tuesday [10/20/2020], more than 41 million ballots have already been cast, two full weeks before Election Day, and about 30% of the total cast in the 2016 presidential election.  How many of those votes were decided before the Hunter Biden email scandal emerged?  We'd guess quite a few.  One report says that Democratic-affiliated voters have returned their ballots at roughly a 1.4-to-1 ratio over Republican-affiliated voters.

MAGA Hats Allowed in California Polling Places.  Hats and clothing bearing the slogan "Make America Great Again," or MAGA, will be allowed in polling places in California because they do not advocate specifically for any particular presidential candidate.  The Los Angeles Times pointed out the contradiction Thursday:  supporters of Joe Biden cannot wear their campaign swag, most of which includes the candidate's name, but Trump supporters can wear anything that says "MAGA."

Mail-in Voting Will Not Prevent a Trump Victory.  [Scroll down]  Vote by mail will not affect the outcome of the election because it is mostly done in states that Trump does not need to win.  The second group of concern is the 14 states, including Ohio, who mailed absentee ballot applications — not ballots — to all of their "registered voters."  Unlike blanket mailing of ballots, this system allows for voter verification and provides the state's Board of Elections with an accurate count of ballots to expect on Election Day — which is handy if there are issues with mail delivery.  In all, 35 of the 45 states allowing absentee voting are doing so with a ballot request requirement.  Widespread use means most election boards will have accurate information — like who received a ballot before the election and how many are still in circulation — when verifying their state's results.  So, unless the number of outstanding absentee ballots is greater than the margin of victory for Trump, they will not matter.

New Jersey boards of election struggle with thousands of undeliverable ballots.  New Jersey county clerks and boards of election are struggling with thousands of ballots that have been deemed undeliverable for a number of reasons.  Monmouth County Clerk Christine Hanlon estimates there are 32 trays holding a total of 9,600 ballots representing people who very likely haven't received a ballot for the election.  "We open every one and see if there is any way to remail the ballot," she says.  "Some come back because the voter may be deceased.  A lot come back because voters think the post office will forward their mail, but ballots are not forwarded."

Judicial Watch finds 1.8 million 'ghost voters' in 29 states, warns of 'dirty elections'.  Judicial Watch has released a comparison study of Census Bureau population statistics and state voter registration data to reveal a notable disparity.  The watch dog group is now warning of potential voter fraud and "dirty" voter rolls.  The study found that 352 U.S. counties in 29 states managed to have 1.8 million more registered voters than eligible voting-age citizens.  "In other words, the registration rates of those counties exceeded 100% of eligible voters.  The study found eight states showing state-wide registration rates exceeding 100%:  Alaska, Colorado, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont," reported Tom Fitton, president of the watchdog group.

'Banana Republic of America'.  It appears the United States of America is well on the path to earn the less-than-coveted title of "Banana Republic of America."  America is a democratic republic.  We have a representative form of government where each area chooses a representative to promote their interests within the body of government.  Essential to the success of this form of government is the integrity of the ballot process.  Every legitimate vote must be counted, and fraudulent ballots must be rooted out.  Public confidence that the individual who gets the most votes really wins is the most basic building block in the democratic process.  That public confidence is being obliterated in 2020.  President Trump and the Republican Party are quite sure the Democrats are out to steal the election.  Democrat stronghold cities are sending out mail-in ballots whether people request them or not.  Some communities are saying no witness and no signature is necessary for a ballot to count.  Both policies would seem to open the process up to fraud.

Los Angeles ballots damaged after suspected arson attack on official drop box.  A fire inside an official election drop box in Los Angeles county has damaged voters' ballots and is under investigation for arson, officials said.  The blaze Sunday night [10/18/2020] in the city of Baldwin Park appeared to be intentional, according to authorities, though the cause and the extent of the destruction were still under investigation.  The fire required firefighters to spray water into the box to extinguish the flames, likely causing significant damage.  Video from the scene showed dozens of wet and burnt ballots.

We Gamed Out The 2020 Election And Found Our Constitution Can Handle The Madness.  Due to the political stoking of fears of contracting COVID-19, a massive push has been made, mostly by the left, to encourage voting by mail.  This significantly alters the calculus on Election Day and completely upends the post-election period.  Most states and local election officials aren't prepared to process, validate, and count large numbers of mail-in ballots.  In six swing states (totaling 74 Electoral College votes) — Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — no mail-in ballots may be counted before Election Day.  Since reports indicate a far greater interest in voting by mail for Democrats than Republicans, it's likely that President Trump will be winning these states by large margins on Election Day, only to see that margin shrink in the days and weeks after Election Day.  Indeed, that is precisely the narrative being crafted by leading organs of the mainstream media.  Further, voting by mail doesn't result in the same success rate as does voting in person.

New Data Analysis Finds 353 Counties With 1.8 Million More Registered Voters Than Eligible Citizens.  A total of 353 counties in 29 U.S. states have 1.8 million more registered voters than eligible voting-age citizens, according to an analysis by Judicial Watch.  In addition, eight states, including Alaska, Colorado, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont, were found to have statewide registered voter totals that exceeded 100 percent of eligible voters, according to the nonprofit government watchdog.  Judicial Watch compared the registration data available for 37 states with the U.S. Census Bureau's most recently available American Community Survey (ACS) numbers for the period 2014-2018 on a county-by-county basis.

SCOTUS allows 3 day extension for PA ballots.  Thanks to the Supreme Court, the odds of knowing who won the presidential election on the night of November 3rd just fell even lower.  Pennsylvania voters have been requesting absentee ballots in record numbers this year and those ballots traditionally had to be received by election day so the counting could begin as soon as the polls closed.  But state Democrats went to court asking for ballots to be considered valid if they were postmarked by election day and received within three days later, on November 6th.  The state supreme court sided with the Democrats on Saturday and the issue was appealed to the Supreme Court on an emergency basis.  Last night [10/19/2020] the nation's highest court weighed in by failing to weigh in.  The court was deadlocked 4-4, allowing the state court's decision to stand.

Supreme Court Rejects Republican Challenge to Pennsylvania Vote-by-Mail Changes; 4-4 Split; Roberts Sides with Liberals.  The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a Republican application to stay the decision of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to grant the Democratic Party's request to make several changes to mail-in voting that critics have decried as vulnerable to fraud.  As Breitbart News reported last month, "The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled ... that ballots received three days after Election Day will still be counted — even if there is no evidence they were postmarked on time."  Republicans sought a stay.  The Supreme Court, however, split 4-4 on the request, leaving the decision of the lower court in place.  Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the Court's liberal minority; the remaining four conservative justices sided with the Republican request.

Texas prevails in court fight to block bogus ballots.  A federal appeals court ruled in favor of the Texas government Monday, saying mail-in ballots are more prone to voter fraud and blocking a lower court decision that could have upended the state's signature-match requirement for those ballots.  The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that under Texas law, in-person voting is the norm and voting by mail is the exception, reserved for special cases such as the elderly and disabled.  And requiring those ballots to be accompanied by a valid signature is not an undue burden, given the state's interest in preventing voter fraud, the court ruled.

Close To Half A Million Ballots [have been] Sent To California Voters Who Have Moved Or Died.  Why do you suppose California Republicans are setting up their own ballot drop boxes at churches and gun shops to offer voters a safe way to ensure their votes make it to election officials for counting?  Do you suppose they have some concerns about how well the mass mail-in voting system will perform when it's put to the full test on November 3rd?  Perish the thought.  I'm sure everything will be fine.  Well... nearly everything.  But we might not be entirely confident about the eventual fate of roughly 400,000 ballots that went out this month.  That's because their voter rolls don't appear to have been tended very well over the years and that huge slug of ballots went to people who had either moved out of the state or taken up residence in cemeteries.

Sammamish police return stolen ballots after thieves target mailboxes.  Police in Sammamish are warning voters to make sure they received their ballots after dozens of stolen ballots were recovered on Friday [10/16/2020].  First, police received a call from a cyclist who found a bag full of stolen mail that had ballots mixed in along East Lake Sammamish Parkway.  Later, someone else reported a handful of ballots thrown along the side of the road on Sahalee Way.  A representative from the Redmond post office also reported that a worker found about 35 ballots in an outgoing mailbox where they didn't belong.

More Examples of Election Fraud Prove the Left Is in Denial About It.  The 2020 presidential election is less than three weeks away, and many Americans have already voted early or through the mail.  Unfortunately, at the same time that they are exercising their franchise, there are others out there who are taking advantage of the vulnerabilities in our system to try to steal their vote or dilute the value of their vote.  Though many on the left downplay the threats to the security and integrity of the electoral process, such fraud really does occur, jeopardizing free and fair elections for the American people.  The Heritage Election Fraud Database showcases a sampling of close to 1,300 proven instances of election fraud.  Yet, many other cases go unreported and other potential cases are not investigated or prosecuted.

New report finds string of ballot mishaps confirms fears of large-scale mail-in voting.  The Honest Elections Project is warning that recent events unfolding in states throughout the country have confirmed their fears that November's election will be mired in controversy because states changed their voting procedures without adequate time to develop a workable system.  The group had warned in a July report that large-scale voting by mail would waste resources, create a risk of complications, such as fraud.  "Almost everything we warned of, happened in multiple states throughout the primaries," a new addendum to the report says.  "Rather than learn from these mistakes, many states are repeating them."

Over 100 mail-in ballots found in Kentucky dumpster, [USPS] employee may face federal charges.  After mail-in ballots were found discarded in a dumpster in Kentucky, a US postal worker was fired for the infraction and may face federal charges.  Among the discarded postal items were 112 absentee ballots, and political advertisements, according to local news.  "I will point out that the vast majority of the Postal Service's 630,000 employees are hard-working," said Special Agent Scott Balfour, from the US Postal Service Office of Inspector General, "trustworthy individuals who work around the clock to deliver the nation's mail, and incidents of this nature are exceedingly rare when put into that context."

Pennsylvania rejects 372K mail-in ballot applications following primary confusion: report.  Pennsylvania has rejected over 370,000 applications for mail-in ballots, most of which were duplicate requests, according to a report by ProPublica and the Philadelphia Inquirer.  The battleground state's election offices rejected 372,000 requests for mail-in ballots, according to the report.  About 90 percent of the denied application requests were duplicates, and one out of every five requests have been rejected.  Voters in the Keystone State can indicate to election officials if they would like mail-in ballot when they vote during their primary.  And issues arose when voters duplicated those requests after asking for a ballot in the general election during the state's June 2 primary.

New York man busted for requesting mail-in ballots for dead mom.  A Long Island man was busted for allegedly requesting two mail-in ballots on behalf of his dead mom, authorities said Friday [10/16/2020].  Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini charged Wayne Tappe, a 57-year-old registered Democrat from Water Mill in the Hamptons, with two counts of offering a false instrument, a class-E felony.  The arrest of Tappe comes as President Trump and New York voting rights advocates have expressed concerns about snafus including voter fraud because of the unprecedented number of mail-in ballots being filed and processed to lessen in-person voting and prevent the spread of the coronavirus.  The Suffolk County Board of Elections reported receiving two applications to vote via absentee ballot from Lucille Tappe of Commack.

The 11th Circuit Again Quashes Judge's Continued Election Meddling in Alabama.  In the nearly five-month-long court battle involving a federal district court trying to prevent Alabama from enforcing state laws intended to safeguard the integrity of the voting process by requiring voters to present an ID when they vote as well as having a witness for absentee ballots, the latest developments occurred this week.  Fortunately, a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has once again stayed (or dissolved) the judge's order, although it allowed him to order the state not to prohibit curbside voting.  After a lawsuit was filed in May, federal district court Judge Abdul Kallon, an appointee of President Barack Obama, "ordered [non-enforcement of] the state's de facto ban on curbside voting; suspended a photo ID requirement for voting absentee for those over 65 or those with a disability in [three Alabama] counties, and suspended a witness requirement in those counties."

Appeals court reverses ruling that said late-arriving absentee ballots must be counted.  The Michigan Court of Appeals on Friday reversed a lower court ruling that said late-arriving ballots must be counted, as long as they are postmarked the day before Election Day.  The Republican-controlled Legislature had appealed the September ruling by Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens that said ballots postmarked before Election Day could arrive as much as 14 days late and still be counted.

Biden Donor Group Sends 225,000+ Ballot Requests, Including For DEAD Citizens.  A self-described "voter participation" group which donates exclusively to Democrats and Joe Biden's presidential campaign has been caught making en masse ballot requests for deceased people.  The Center for Voter Information was described by the Washington Post as having "a history of sending error-ridden mailers" but also labeled it "nonpartisan" — a farcical and manifestly false claim.  The group is responsible for sending over 225,000 ballot request forms to residents in Texas, many of whom are deceased.  As reported by local news, one individual received multiple ballot request forms for her deceased husband.

Unhinged South Carolina Elections Chairman Resigns After He Is Caught Defacing and Removing Trump Signs.  The chairman of the board of elections in South Carolina resigned after he and his wife were caught on video defacing and removing Trump signs in the state.  Dean Smith resigned after he was caught on deer cameras vandalizing Trump signs on Pawleys Island.

Mail-In and Absentee Voting Could Compromise Integrity of the 2020 Election.  Mail-in voting has increased sharply due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The Pew Research Center reported that in the 2016 general election, 24.9% of votes were absentee or mail-in and in the 2018 general election, 27.4% of votes were absentee or mail-in.  But during the 2020 primaries, 50.3% of votes cast were absentee or mail-in.  Is election security at stake?  What are some of the documented security vulnerabilities and problems associated with mail-in or absentee ballots?  J. Christian Adams, president and general counsel of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, joins the podcast to discuss.  [Audio]

Nearly 29,000 Voters Received Incorrect Mail-In Ballots in [one] Pennsylvania County.  Nearly 29,000 incorrect ballots were sent to voters in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, according to election board officials. [...] The development comes after nearly 50,000 voters received an incorrect ballot in Franklin County, Ohio, according to board election officials in part due to a scanning machine for the issue with ballots.

Minnesota Secretary of State:  Final election results will take at least a week.  The earliest final numbers from the 2020 election will not be available until a full week after Election Day, Minnesota election officials explained Tuesday [10/13/2020].  On a call Tuesday morning, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon and his office outlined how Election Day 2020 will look and how ballots will be processed statewide this year.  Early voting in Minnesota is already underway.  New this year, the state of Minnesota will start counting absentee ballots 14 days before Election Day and will continue counting ballots until the close of business Nov. 10, a week after the Nov. 3 Election Day.  Other states, like Pennsylvania and Michigan, aren't allowed to start counting ballots until Nov. 3.

How to Steal an Election:  Mail-In Ballots.  What's the difference between absentee balloting and universal mail-in balloting?  The latter might sound like a great idea, but is it really?  Eric Eggers of the Government Accountability Institute answers this vitally important question.  [Video clip]

California Democrat Legislature Passed a Stupid "Vote Harvesting" Law and Are Now Paying the Price.  To begin with, California has the most ridiculously lax ballot harvesting law ever imagined.  They passed it in late Nov. 2016 after Donald Trump won the Presidency, and they clearly had in mind making use of it in a variety of nefarious ways in 2018.  They did so to great benefit, flipping several Congressional races in traditionally GOP districts that had become purple over the course of several election cycles.  The basic practice, as employed by Democrats, was to know the home address of every Democrat who requested an absentee ballot in the 2018 election.  One way they did that was by aggressively pushing registered Democrat voters to ask for absentee ballots and track those who did by their home address given when they sought the ballot through the party.  In the days leading up to the election, an army of volunteers — many of them union members from all parts of the labor movement in California, started knocking on the doors of those voters.  Many were elderly or otherwise housebound.

Appeals court again limits Texas counties to one mail-in ballot drop-off site.  A federal appeals court has issued a temporary order that blocks Texas counties from setting up multiple drop-off locations for mail-in ballots.  The Fifth District U.S. Court of Appeals on Saturday [10/10/2020] granted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's request for an emergency stay of a federal judge's injunction that blocked Gov. Greg Abbott's order limiting counties to just one ballot drop-off location during early voting for the November elections.

California Man Finds Mail-In Ballots in Santa Monica Trash Cans.  A Santa Monica man found dozens of mail-in ballots and other important mail tossed into two trash cans in an alley last week.  The man called local authorities who are looking into the scandal. [...] Democrats are working overtime to make sure 2020 is the most highly contested election in US history.  They are pulling out all the stops to cast doubt on the US election process.

Federal judge upholds Minnesota's extended ballot counting.  A federal judge has upheld a state court agreement that extends Minnesota's deadline for counting absentee ballots by seven days.  Republicans had asked U.S. District Judge Nancy Brasel to block the seven-day extension that Democratic Secretary of State Steve Simon agreed to in state court after a citizens' rights group cited concerns about voter safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  But Brasel ruled late Sunday night that the plaintiffs in the case — a pair of Republicans serving as electors in the presidential election — don't have standing and denied their motion for a preliminary injunction.

Pennsylvania: Nearly 60,000 Mail Ballots Unaccounted for in Trump-Heavy County.  Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, a county that Trump won by over 30 points in 2016, has had a "snafu" in the distribution of ballots.  The ballots, which were supposed to be sent out this week to voters, never arrived.  [Tweet]  [Advertisement]  County officials blamed the lost ballots on an independent contractor responsible for distributing the ballots, saying that the ballots were not lost — rather, they were never sent out.  The officials stated that the issue was resolved, and that ballots should begin being sent out Friday morning, but did not state when the process would be completed by or when they expected to be all caught up.  They only said that they expected Mid-West Direct (the vendor) to be able to get through the backlog over the weekend, and for the process to run smoothly from that point forward.  We all know that, if this were a Democrat-heavy county, this would have made national news.

Tens of Thousands of Cases of Possible Vote Fraud Cited in New Report.  One of the constant refrains from those who oppose election reforms designed to protect the security and integrity of the voting process is that serious vote fraud is a myth.  But as a shocking new report from the Public Interest Legal Foundation shows, those naysayers could not be more wrong.  The foundation's report, "Critical Condition," highlights the severity of the problem:  inaccurate voter rolls, duplicate registrations, dead voters, and incomplete registrations — all of which allow fraud by those willing to exploit vulnerabilities in the system.  The foundation discovered more than 140,000 instances of potential election fraud in the 2016 and 2018 elections, ranging from individuals illegally voting in multiple states to someone voting in the name of a deceased person.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation created the type of database that President Donald Trump's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity wanted to create, but was prevented from doing so by numerous frivolous lawsuits filed by the left.

Ballot Fraud, Felonies, And Theft — But Mail-In Voting Is Safe?  As election day draws ever closer, the anxiety about mail-in ballots is only increasing.  President Donald Trump has consistently warned about the dangers of voting by mail and the increased likelihood of errors and discrepancies — whether intentional or accidental.  There have been a few published incidents, but they have been downplayed and listed as inconsequential in the grand scheme of things.  A few ballots lost here or there is no big deal, right?  What about when mayoral candidates get busted for fraud, or postal workers caught dumping ballots in the trash, or even thieves stealing them from mailboxes?  The left would say it's all a conspiracy theory created by Trump fans who are looking for any way to sway the election.  However, these instances are not only real, but they all happened just this month.  And that's not counting other times and issues with mail-in ballots.

Judge throws out Trump campaign's Pennsylvania lawsuit.  A federal judge in Pennsylvania on Saturday threw out a lawsuit filed by President Donald Trump's campaign, dismissing its challenges to the battleground state's poll-watching law and its efforts to limit how mail-in ballots can be collected and which of them can be counted.  The ruling by U.S. District Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan — who was appointed by Trump — in Pittsburgh also poured cold water on Trump's claims that Pennsylvania is fertile ground for election fraud.

In NYC, only the 2nd ballot will count, it's here!  If you are unaware, nearly 100,000 incorrect ballots were sent out by New York City.  The officials said they would send out another 100,000 ballots.  Seriously, that was the plan.  That takes me to the present time and New York City Reddit user who received his new ballot.  You won't believe this. [...] The following was on Reddit so we decided to find out ourselves, but first, read the Reddit user's comments.  The Reddit user writes[:]  NYC Voter PSA: I just got a second absentee ballot in the mail after dropping off my first at the Brooklyn Board of Elections directly earlier this week.  An accompanying note says due to the original vendor error which caused some people to get mismatched envelopes ALL ORIGINAL BALLOTS will NOT be valid.

Will the Failed 'Silent Coup' Become the 'Stolen Election?'.  Although the left continues to downplay the issues surrounding "election integrity" this November, mounting evidence points to what is likely to turn into an eventual series of disputes, lawsuits, and potential anarchy in a year that has already been marred by civil unrest nationally.  This election season has so far seen the discarding of a number of military ballots in the state of Pennsylvania, most of which were for President Trump.  The fate of the Pennsylvania vote also looms large as some new procedures in the state during this unprecedented "coronavirus election" are sure to wind up in court due to a recent ruling that is gives PA voters an extra three days to return their mail ballots.  This matter may also play into the Supreme Court confirmation process of Amy Coney Barrett, as Republicans in Pennsylvania are already asking the SCOTUS to review the controversial ruling.

I've been encouraged to vote twice in New York's mail-in election disaster.  More than a week ago, I received in the mail an absentee ballot I assumed would allow me to vote remotely in the Nov. 3 presidential contest amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Easy?  Not so fast.  This is your government at work.  The ballot in my hand was erroneously labeled for use by the "military," although I've never served in the armed forces.  Apparently, in a fit of dazzling incompetence, the New York City Board of Elections neglected to have a dash or a slash inserted between the words "absentee" and "military," which would have indicated that the document would work for everyone.  An unknown number of the flawed voting materials were shipped to adults in Brooklyn, where I live, and Queens.  Mass confusion erupted, as some non-serving men and women believed the ballots were no good, and may have tossed them.

New Hampshire Voters Receive Fake Ballots in the Mail with Personal Note.  New Hampshire voters are receiving fake ballots in the mail with personal notes attached.  The letter encourages New Hampshire voters to turn in the bogus document.

'Naked ballots' in Pennsylvania could be election wild card.  As a record number of Americans vote by mail this fall, Pennsylvania will become the first and only state to disqualify ballots received without a required secrecy envelope — referred to as "naked ballots" — while giving voters no recourse to fix the mistake.  Election officials have warned that new enforcement of the longstanding rule, mandated last month by the state's supreme court, could result in the rejection of as many as 100,000 ballots statewide by one estimate.

Ohio's Largest County Mails Voters 50,000 Incorrect Ballots.  Democrats and their media co-conspirators have been pushing the line that Republicans are opposed to mail-in ballots for nefarious reasons, despite all evidence to the contrary, new evidence is discovered every day.  On Friday [10/9/2020], the Franklin County, Ohio, Board of Elections announced that 49,669 voters throughout the county received an incorrect absentee ballot this week.  That represents almost 21% of the ballots mailed out to voters.

This was probably part of the plan all along:
Mail-in ballot rejection rate could cast doubt over election results.  In the 2020 general election, more Americans will vote by mail than ever before.  Some states, such as California, have mailed so-called unsolicited ballots to all registered voters.  Meanwhile, many others have expanded absentee ballot eligibility requirements.  One way or another, millions of Americans will vote via mail this fall, which could create a nightmare scenario in which the election outcome could be in flux weeks after Election Day.  There are many reasons why mail-in ballots are unreliable.  One of the most significant is that mail-in ballots are often rejected.

Twitter Locks Account of Ric Grenell over Voter Fraud Warning.  Twitter locked the account of former acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell after he shared an image of ballots sent to him by a friend living in California, who says they were addressed to his parents — who he claims have been dead for ten years.  "He's my friend in California, a very close friend of mine.  It's his parents who were sent these ballots, and he gave me the photo, and he gave me permission."

Another appellate court backs away from the abyss.  Last month, an Obama-appointed district court judge in Wisconsin ruled that any ballots that arrived in the six days after the election must still be counted as long as they were postmarked on election day.  However, a three-judge panel on the Seventh Circuit reversed the ruling.  This is yet another case in which appellate judges have stepped back from allowing an activist lower court judge to create chaos in the election's aftermath.  Wisconsin has been roiled by an ongoing battle about counting absentee ballots.  The Republicans, including the Republican majority legislature, believe that absentee ballots must be counted according to the laws on the books:  All absentee ballots must arrive by 8 p.m. on election day if they're to be counted.

Unidentified mailers with absentee ballot request forms appear in Goffstown [and] Kingston.  Voters in a handful of New Hampshire towns including Goffstown, Kingston and Seabrook have received mailers containing request forms for absentee ballots that appeared to be from their town clerks — but came from an unknown entity, possibly from outside New Hampshire.  "State law requires that a mailing such as this contain the identity of the entity mailing and distributing the form.  No such identification accompanies the attached mailer," a news release from the Attorney General's Office stated.  The mailers that appeared in Goffstown had no return address, but came in what looked like a hand-addressed envelope.  The postmark was from Kearny, N.J.  Inside were two absentee ballot request forms, and a yellow sticky note that read, "YOU ARE NEEDED please fill this out & mail it in."  The envelope also contained a stamped envelope addressed to Cathy Ball, Goffstown's town clerk.

Undelivered mail discovered in Virginia Beach dumpster, USPS investigating.  Police in Virginia Beach are investigating after undelivered mail was found in a dumpster Thursday afternoon [10/8/2020].  According to police, a citizen called in the report at 1:34 p.m. for the mail, which was found in the 3200 block of Colechester Road.  Witnesses said at least 80 pounds of mail were in the dumpster.  According to the United States Postal Service, no election ballots were in the mail, but some advertisement election mail was included.  Most of the mail was ad mail, the USPS said.

Voter Ballots, Discarded Mail Found In Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree.  Discarded mail, including voter ballots, were discovered Wednesday in Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree, according to San Bernardino County sheriff's officials.  A citizen told San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies with the Morongo Basin Station that they found the discarded incoming mail, including voter ballots, in the 6500 block of Winters Road in Joshua Tree.  More discarded mail was found in the 6500 block of Encelia Avenue in neighboring Twentynine Palms.

Feds investigating discarded mail-in ballots cast for Trump in Pennsylvania.  The Justice Department and FBI are investigating potential mail-in ballot irregularities in Pennsylvania, a crucial swing state for the 2020 presidential election.  On Thursday [9/24/2020], the Justice Department said it discovered ballots cast for President Trump in Luzerne County were discarded.  Mr. Trump won the northern Pennsylvania county in 2016, despite it being a Democratic stronghold that voted for Democratic presidential candidates for several decades.

SBCSD: Citizen finds stolen mail, including ballots, discarded in the High Desert.  The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department revealed that a citizen found stolen mail, including voter ballots, that was discarded in Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms Wednesday morning.  According to the Sheriff's Department, all the recovered mail was found to have been stolen from a cluster of mailboxes within the 56200 block of Reche Road in Landers.

Probe into 'discarded' mail-in military ballots becomes campaign outrage fuel.  The news release from a U.S. attorney in Pennsylvania was provocative:  Nine mailed-in military ballots had been "discarded" by the local election office in a swing county of one of the most important presidential battleground states.  All of them were marked for President Donald Trump, it said.  Then came another news release with key details changed — the presidential choice was unknown on two of the ballots because they had been resealed — but still little explanation of what had happened and whether investigators believed a criminal act had occurred.

Vote counting for the presidential race begins!  Maryland becomes first state to start tallying mail-in ballots.  Canvassers in Maryland became the first in the country to begin processing the droves of mail-in ballots that have arrived across the state, working in bipartisan pairs to get them counted.  Ballot canvas for mail-in and absentee ballots began on October 1 in the state, the earliest in the United States.  Each ballot will go through a five-step process before they are open and tabulated.  The extensive process is aimed at avoiding fraud.

Massachusetts Will Now Count Dead People Who Vote For This Upcoming Election.  Massachusetts Secretary of State Bill Galvin said Monday that if someone votes early in the November election but dies before Election Day, their vote will be counted.  That's a change from earlier voting rules that became necessary because of the coronavirus pandemic.  In the past, if you voted early, died and elections officials discovered you were dead before Election Day, your vote would not be counted.  [Video clip]

North Texas mayoral candidate accused of mail ballot fraud in upcoming election.  A Carrollton mayoral candidate was in custody Thursday after being arrested on charges of mail ballot fraud, according to the Texas Attorney General's Office.  Zul Mirza Mohamed, 39, was taken into custody on Wednesday [10/7/2020] and he remained in the Denton County Jail on Thursday.  A bond has not been set for the Carrollton resident.  Carrollton is about 40 miles northeast of Fort Worth.  Mohamed faces 84 counts of mail ballot application fraud and 25 counts of unlawful possession of an official mail ballot, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a Thursday news release.  All 109 counts are felony charges, according to county officials.

Carrollton Mayoral Candidate Arrested, Charged With 84 Counts of Mail Ballot Application Fraud.  Zul Mirza Mohamed, a candidate in the City of Carrollton mayoral race, has been arrested and charged with 84 counts of mail ballot application fraud.  Mohamed also faces 25 counts of unlawful possession of an official mail ballot.  Officials with the Texas Attorney General[']s Office and the Denton County Sheriffs office worked together to make the arrest.

Massachusetts changes rules to count DEAD people's votes this year, if they voted before they died.  New voting rules in Massachusetts will now allow ballots cast before Election Day to be counted even if the voter has died.  The state legislature has changed earlier voting rules due to the coronavirus pandemic and will now allow the inclusion of votes by anyone who died after casting an early ballot.  Any concerns about the temporary law and its impact on the total voting numbers were downplayed by Massachusetts Secretary of State Bill Galvin as "not a significant number of ballots."

The Editor says...
If you do not expect to live beyond Election Day, you should not vote.

Republicans call for probe of video showing unlocked ballot box in Michigan.  Republicans in Michigan are asking the state attorney general to probe a video showing an unlocked ballot box in the state.  Video shows an election box in Lansing, Mich., with the filmer pulling open the back of the election box to find a single piece of election mail inside.  Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope originally said the video, shared by the GOP, was taken before his office mailed any ballots to voters.  He later said the video was taken before anyone from his office had come to double-check and secure the drop boxes and before anyone received a ballot by mail.  After calling the video released by the Michigan Republican Party "disingenuous," the clerk said the same box is now out of order.

USPS Worker in NJ Arrested for Allegedly Dumping Mail, Including Election Ballots.  A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier from Hudson County, New Jersey, was arrested for discarding mail, including 99 general election ballots sent from the County Board of Elections that were intended to be delivered to West Orange residents, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.  Nicholas Beauchene, 26, of Kearny, is charged by complaint with one count of delay, secretion, or detention of mail and one count of obstruction of mail.  The delay of mail charge is punishable by a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  The obstruction of mail charge is punishable by a maximum penalty of six months in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Thousands of NJ voters receive incorrect ballots.  Thousands of New Jersey voters received wrong ballots in the mail.  Nearly 7,000 Teaneck, New Jersey, residents were sent the wrong ballots on Monday, leaving some confused and angered as city officials attempted to remedy the issue, according to NorthJersey.com.  Bergen County Clerk John Hogan said the company that prints them made the error of incorrect congressional districts.  Voters who are affected will get new ones in a few days so they'll have two ballots.  The state has had several issues, including allegations of voter fraud in Patterson in May and the rejection of 40,000 ballots for various reasons in the July primary.

More Mail-In Voting Trouble in New Jersey, as Mailman Arrested for Throwing out Mail.  As the time is ticking down to the election, we keep hearing more and more questionable stories about problems with mail-in voting.  We've already heard about horror stories including the mail, including ballots found in a ditch, and over 100,000 people in New York getting the wrong ballot envelopes with different names on them.  But New Jersey, which had fraud and mail-in problems in the 2020 primary, just had a report now of another problem related to the general election.  According to the NY Post, a postal service worker just got busted for throwing out mail into dumpsters on October 2 and October 5 in Bergen County, NJ.

Tulsi Gabbard Makes AOC and Ilhan Omar Go Silent After They Attack Her for Helping Expose Voter Fraud.  Hawaii Democrat Tulsi Gabbard might have been the last of the Democrats who had any sense of propriety and integrity, and while many would disagree with her politics, her ability to understand right and wrong can't be overlooked.  For instance, as Democrats were doing their level best to ignore or make more excuses for the Project Veritas story that exposed the voter fraud helping Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's reelection, Gabbard was actually making statements denouncing the very obvious and provable fraud that was taking place right there, on video, for the world to see.  Upon the video's release by Project Veritas, Gabbard released a statement that Project Veritas offered "further evidence" of a need to ban ballot harvesting.  She has been at the forefront of ballot harvesting prevention and is pushing legislation to make sure that elections are protected from it.  Sadly, Gabbard deleted this tweet, seemingly after massive blowback from her base.

'True the Vote' Requests Supreme Court to Consider Its Montana Mail-In Vote Lawsuit as Legal Standard for Country.  Catherine Engelbrecht is the Founder and President of True The Vote the nation's largest voters' rights group.  The organization for over ten years now has been on the front lines of election fraud prevention by building action-oriented election integrity movements in key states, counties, and precincts. 'True the Vote' does not advocate for particular parties or candidates only for fair elections at all levels.  Our dearest right as an American citizen — our right to cast one vote per citizen — is under assault by the Marxist left.  In September True the Vote filed a lawsuit against Montana Democrat Governor Steve Bullock and his order that mail ballots not be sent out on October 9 as currently planned.

Massachusetts will literally count the votes of the dead.  We've all heard plenty of jokes (and true stories, for that matter) of the dead voting in US elections, particularly in the Chicago area.  But this year, at least in Massachusetts, some dead people may actually have their votes counted thanks to the state legislature and the Secretary of State.  That doesn't mean that we should expect to see zombies dropping off ballots at polling stations, however.  The new rule in question was put in place, as with everything else these days, because of the pandemic.  Anyone who casts an early ballot — a process that's already underway in the Bay State — and then passes away prior to November 3rd will still have their votes counted.

Is The Left Preparing To Steal Your Vote?  Growing signs that the anti-Trump left in the Democratic Party is gearing up to make this one of the most fraudulent elections in our nation's history bear close watching.  Illegitimate votes should never be allowed to sway a presidential election, especially true for one whose outcome might well decide the future of our republic.  With the clock ticking down to Election Day, it was heartening to see that the Supreme Court on Monday [10/5/2020] stepped in to stop questionable changes made to South Carolina's absentee-voting laws mere weeks before the election.  Such on-the-fly tinkering by state or local election officials or judges can only lead to confusion and canceled votes.  Which might well be the intent.  But with COVID-19 serving as a rationale for Blue States moving to vote-by-mail, the possibility for massive voter fraud around the nation has become very real.

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L.A. County:  Over 2,000 mail-in ballots sent without the option to vote for president.  Nearly 2,100 mail-in ballots were sent to voters in Los Angeles without the option to vote for the next president of the United States, according to the Los Angeles Times.  Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's office declared them "faulty ballots," the report noted.  "While this has impacted a very small number of Los Angeles County voters ... we nevertheless apologize to those affected by the mistake," said Michael Sanchez, a spokesman for the county clerk's office, according to the LA Times.

The Editor says...
This tells you one thing about the Los Angeles County election officials:  Nobody checks the ballots before they are sent out.  Or worse, they knew there was an omission and thought nobody would notice.  Or worse still, they hate President Trump so much that they were willing to interfere in the election.  In any case, I can confidently predict the number of county officials who will lose their jobs as a result of this:  Zero.

Florida Man Arrested For Requesting Absentee Ballot For His Dead Wife.  A Florida man has been arrested and charged after requesting an absentee ballot for his wife, who has been dead for two years.  When interviewed by authorities, the man confessed, saying he was trying to "test the system" by making the request.  Larry Wiggins, 62, a registered Democrats [sic], was interviewed by police after getting a notification from Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Mike Bennett that someone had made a suspicious request, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported.

Supreme Court restores witness signature requirement for absentee ballots in win for GOP.  The Supreme Court reinstated a requirement that South Carolina voters need a witness to sign their absentee ballots before they vote by mail.  The Monday [10/5/2020] move by the high court reversed most of a lower-court decision that had ruled that requiring a witness to sign absentee ballots created an undue burden for voters in the Palmetto State, according to the Hill.  The order does not apply to ballots already mailed in or that will be cast within the next two days.  "For many years, this Court has repeatedly emphasized that federal courts ordinarily should not alter state election rules in the period close to an election," said Trump-appointee Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

USPS collection boxes broken into in multiple Virginia counties, sparking fears of missing ballots.  Virginia election officials have issued an alert to voters who submitted mail-in ballots at United States Postal Service outdoor mail collection boxes after officials discovered six receptacles spanning multiple counties in the central part of the state were broken into in recent days.  The Virginia Department of Elections sent out a news release Monday [10/5/2020] warning that "six outdoor mail collection boxes were broken into sometime between Saturday afternoon and this morning."  WWBT-TV reported that "several post offices" called law enforcement to report that the door latches on the busted mail boxes had been "pried open with a tool or force."

Supreme Court Strikes Down Rewrite of State Election Law by District Court Judge.  Late Monday afternoon [10/5/2020] the Supreme Court issued a "Stay" with regard to an order from a South Carolina federal district court judge who rewrote a provision of South Carolina election law due to the impact of COVID 19.  Judge Julianna Michelle Childs, an appointee of President Obama, granted an injunction for Plaintiffs preventing the South Carolina election officials from enforcing a provision of South Carolina election law requiring a witness signature on an absentee ballot envelope.

Proving a Negative and Vetting Mail-in Ballots.  [Scroll down]  Voting by mail is a type of remote voting.  The problems with remote voting should be obvious.  For one thing, with remote voting, it becomes far easier for one to sell one's vote, which is a crime.  Also, one can be coerced to vote for a candidate not of one's choosing, also a crime.  And remote voting leaves an election especially vulnerable to ballot box-stuffing.  For these and several other reasons, this writer suggests that we restart the federal election and require voters to come to the polls to vote.  There's simply too much about mail-in voting that is fraudulent or criminal.

When Citizens Must Move Mountains to Vote in Person.  To combat the fraud risks associated with mail-in voting, politicians are asking us to vote in person on November 3.  But that's a tall order in New Jersey.  Those who are disabled, blind, or illiterate can vote in person and at a limited number of polling places.  As for the rest of us, if we show up at one of the designated polling places on Election Day 2020, it likely will not be our usual polling place, and we'll be given a paper provisional ballot that could take weeks to verify.  In tech-savvy 2020, where we've been voting by machine for the entirety of my voting lifetime, in-person voting is effectively verboten for those of us who are not disabled.

Vote Fraud Reminds Us Why We Need the Electoral College.  James O'Keefe and his Project Veritas have stirred the pot with a new video report on voter fraud.  The headline in Breitbart News read, "Project Veritas Exposes Ilhan Omar Allies in Alleged Ballot Harvesting in Minnesota." [...] What's notable about this alleged vote fraud is that it took place in a Democratic primary — that is, in the August 11 Democratic primary election in the fifth Congressional district of Minnesota.  The House seat there is currently held by Rep. Ilhan Omar; in the just-completed primary, Omar defeated challenger Antone Melton-Meaux by some 19 points, or more than 35,000 votes.  And it was those votes that were the topic of O'Keefe's exposé.  The video shows Liban Mohammed, identified as an Omar campaign operative, bragging about collecting hundreds of ballots.

Was it voter fraud or a case of "testing the system?".  One Florida Democrat came up with a clever way to pay homage to his deceased wife during the upcoming election.  When ordering a mail-in ballot for himself, he decided to request one for her as well.  The request was honored and he filled them both out and mailed them in.  Unfortunately for 62-year-old Larry Wiggins, the discrepancy was noticed when the ballots arrived at the office of the Supervisor of Elections.  Wiggins was investigated and arrested.  The excuse he offered was a novel one, however.  He wasn't trying to commit election fraud.  He was just "testing the system."

At Least 1,000 Voters in Virginia Receive 'Duplicate Absentee Ballots' for 2020 Election.  More than one thousand registered voters in Virginia received "duplicate absentee ballots" in the mail this week; raising even more questions over potential fraud just weeks before Election Day.  "Officials in Fairfax County, the state's largest jurisdiction, said a printing problem with absentee-ballot address labels led election workers to inadvertently mail out extra ballots to as many as 1,000 county voters," reports the Washington Post.

Bloomberg's Florida vote-buying scheme:  Electing Joe Biden is not an end that justifies dubious means.  "By any means necessary" is a battle cry of the far left, coined by a Marxist philosopher on the Caribbean island of Martinique in 1960.  Fast-forward six decades, and the far left in the U.S. has embraced that end-justifies-the-means credo with monomaniacal gusto in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election.  How other than "by any means necessary" can you characterize billionaire plutocrat Michael Bloomberg's plan to shovel — or bulldoze — a staggering $100 million of his own money into a crucial swing state, Florida, in the final weeks of the campaign to drag an enfeebled Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, over the finish line?

Is Mass Mail-in Voting About to Backfire on Democrats?  When the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic came to America earlier this year, Democrats rushed to score political points and demanded elections be conducted through the mail instead of in person.  They did this thinking it would be politically advantageous and productive in bolstering victory for their candidates.  When President Trump pointed out problems unprepared systems would have with an onslaught of untested, mass mail-in voting, Democrats doubled down in an effort to prove him wrong.  The tech censors at Twitter slapped President Trump's tweets about potential issues and warnings of fraud or incompetence with warning signs for "misinformation."  Cable news anchors and White House reporters assured Americans the system would work.  [Paywall]

After Philadelphia sees voting machine controls stolen, reporter finds lax security at warehouse.  A Philadelphia reporter said he walked right into an elections warehouse Thursday, a day after reports that someone had stolen USB drives used to program the city's voting machines from the same facility.  There were no security guards at the door or surveillance cameras visible, according to Max Marin, an investigative journalist at WHYY's Billy Penn news site, who shared video and photographs from his adventure to Twitter Thursday afternoon.  "I'm here in this warehouse where all of the voting machines are stored," he says in a minute-long video as he pans his cellphone camera over the machines.  "I just walked in that door, I've been announcing my name, trying to see if anyone was here.  Quite easily could take any number of things with this level of access."  [Video clip]

USB drives used to program Philadelphia voting machines have been stolen from city warehouse.  Memory sticks that are used to program Philadelphia voting machines have been stolen along with a worker's laptop, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.  The outlet reported that assurances have been made that the thefts from a city warehouse will not impair the integrity of the elections.  "We are confident that this incident will not in any way compromise the integrity of the election," said Nick Custodio, who serves as a deputy to the chair of the city commissioners.  Custodio noted that the stolen laptop was remotely disabled after the crime had been uncovered.  The missing device "did not have any of our election material on it," he reportedly said.

Bush v. Gore Redux?  Acting on a September 17 petition filed by the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, the four Democrats on the state's seven-member high court rewrote a significant portion of the state's election law, extending the statutory deadlines for postmarked ballots.  The majority did so despite acknowledging that "there is no ambiguity regarding the deadline set by the General Assembly."  Instead, the Court decided that it should be "construed liberally."  The Pennsylvania ruling is just the first pebble of what promises to be an avalanche of similar cases.  Courts have already issued similar injunctions against enforcing mail-ballot deadlines in two other 2020 battleground states, Michigan and Wisconsin.  These court decisions would not be so troubling if they were outside the mainstream of the conventional liberal approach to reading the plain language of statutes.  Unfortunately, they are representative.

Who's Funding Shady Ballot Harvesting Schemes?  Last week, while on a business trip in Wisconsin, I learned about an insane ballot harvesting scheme that appears to be tied to a deep-pocketed liberal advocacy group subsidized by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Google, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and eBay former chairman Pierre Omidyar's Democracy Fund. [...] The poll workers stuffed ballots into "red zipper bags with no security whatsoever.  The poll workers witnessed people's (blank) ballots, just like you would if you did an in-person absentee ballot, threw them in the red zipper bags, and we don't know what's become of these ballots since," [Vicki] McKenna told me.  Imagine sheaves of ballots carelessly stuffed into cheap, canvas, pizza delivery-style totes.  Then imagine them being carted away by unknown drivers to unknown locations for unknown reasons.  Observers captured photos of several stuffed red bags being loaded into an unmarked white van parked outside Madison's municipal government building.  "It's clear from legal analysis:  this is not legal and does not comport with Wisconsin election law," McKenna argues.  "There's some serious questions about (Democratic) campaign coordination with the city of Madison."

Here's what President Trump was referring to when he said fraud has been 'established' with mail-in voting.  President Donald Trump said during Tuesday night's first presidential debate that fraud has already been "established" as a risk with mail-in voting, citing a recent race between two Democrats.  As the debate began to wrap up, Trump pushed back on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's claim that "no one has established at all that there is fraud related to mail-in ballots.  That somehow it's a fraudulent process."  "It's already been established," the president replied.  "Take a look at Carolyn Maloney's race," Trump suggested to moderator Chris Wallace.  "Look at Carolyn Maloney.  They have no idea what happened." [...] What President Trump was referring to was a June primary race between incumbent Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and her challenger, fellow Democrat Suraj Patel.  Patel did not concede for more than two months, because, according to India West, the "results were delayed and contested due to problems counting absentee ballots."

This Week in Democrat Voting Fraud for September 29, 2020.  A whole bunch of voting fraud stories, of various sizes, have popped up this week, two in Texas alone.

Private eyes believably attest to Democratic voting fraud in Texas.  Fresh on the heels of Monday's [9/28/2020] report detailing alleged illegal vote harvesting in Minnesota, comes news of explosive affidavits filed about even worse vote harvesting in Texas.  Combined with new reports about significant illegal voter registration, also in Texas, and another huge foul-up in a postal voting system in New York, these stories all highlight some of the dangers to democracy posed by widespread use of voting by mail and other insecure practices.  They join other stories of huge voting screw-ups in recent months, ranging from the 223,000 undeliverable ballots mailed out in this year's primary election in Las Vegas, to the judicial race in Atlanta that may need to be voided because of double-voting and other irregularities.  Meanwhile, liberal judges across the country are risking tremendous confusion and fraud by unilaterally rewriting state laws in order to force the counting of ballots that arrive after Election Day.

Trump, Taxes, and Idiots.  I had published on these pages on September 11 my prediction that we now will get a weekly, even daily, drip-drip-drip of non-stop anti-Trump garbage between now and Election Day.  No, I am not a prophet in the manner of Isaiah or Jeremiah, just a disgusted viewer of the American scene.  I know our leftist media.  They did it four years ago with the excerpts of the Trump trailer talk about women, and they will do it now.  They have been saving this stuff up for several years, waiting to dump it all on us as the election nears.  One day it is a defamation and hoax that Trump bad-mouthed veterans.  Another day, as I predicted, they leaked that he had bad-mouthed Jews.  One day that he has some bogus medical condition.  Another day that he did not pay taxes.  This will not stop until December, because only an ignoramus believes that Election Day will end on November 3.  People will be filling out and finding ballots all November, and they will be counting them and recounting them for the next four years.

Election Integrity Group Sues Harris County Over Noncitizens on Voter Rolls.  An election integrity group is suing Texas' most populous county to clean up its act after obtaining public records that show election officials are adding potentially ineligible people to local voter rolls — including applicants who state they are not U.S. citizens.  Public Interest Legal Foundation, an election integrity law firm that specializes in fighting to enforce voter list maintenance laws, filed a petition in state court Monday to compel Harris County Voter Registrar Ann Bennett to follow Texas election laws and reject insufficient voter applications.  Records obtained by PILF after a two-year legal fight show Harris County has been adding applicants to the county's voter registration list who failed to answer the citizenship question — and worse, those who answered "No" to the question "Are you a United States citizen?" — even though Texas law requires voter registrars to reject those applications.

Tulsi Gabbard Demands Ban on Ballot Harvesting After Watching Bombshell Project Veritas Video.  On Monday evening [9/28/2020], Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard commented on the bombshell undercover video released by Project Veritas, which allegedly showed a ballot harvesting scheme in Minneapolis connected to Rep. Ilhan Omar.  Gabbard said that this incident was "further evidence of the need to ban ballot harvesting" in elections to protect "our sacred right to vote."

Affidavits Allege Democrat Officials Planning Colossal Illegal Ballot Harvesting Scheme.  New affidavits filed in the Texas Supreme Court allege a massive illegal mail-ballot harvesting scheme is underway in Texas' most populous county, and "elite" Democrat officials are leading the effort.  Harris County has received attention over the past several weeks for its proposed plan to send mail-in ballot applications to all 2.37 million voters in the county regardless of eligibility, thereby inviting fraud and abuse into the process.  New testimony suggests that may only be the tip of the iceberg.  As part of a new lawsuit filed in the Texas Supreme Court against Harris County Democrat County Clerk Chris Hollins by the Harris County Republican Party, Dr. Steve Hotze, Wendell Champion, Sharon Hemphill, and Al Hartman, two affidavits claim a massive illegal ballot harvesting operation is being prepared for the county.

NYC Board of Elections Goofed Up the Mail-In Ballots and Now Invalidation Rates are Through the Roof.  They told us mail-in voting would be safe, easy, and accurate, yet in New York City, errors have popped up left and right that has made voting by mail anything but.  According to NBC New York, ballots went out in envelopes addressed to various homes who opened them only to find someone else's name on the ballots.  One man, in particular, noted the mistake and is now ditching the idea of voting by mail completely in order to do what should have been done from the get-go; vote in person.

Are Democrat judges foolishly expanding mail-in voting rules in their states?  For months, Democrats have been planning to win the election through mail-in voting.  This is because mail-in voting easily allows fraud.  Democrat judges have done what they can to help by riding roughshod over state voting statutes to increase opportunities to mail ballots after the election.  Doug Ross, however, argues that, if you look at the Constitution, these judges may be encouraging their state's citizens to cast votes that cannot be counted in federal elections.  One of the most egregious examples of judges running amok came out of Pennsylvania. [...] In other words, after the polls close, if Trump has won (as I believe he will), Democrats can then figure out how many more votes they need to change the outcome and simply deliver the ballots without even bothering with the pretense of mailing.  In theory, that's how you win an election, every single time.  Lazy voters don't have to bother with polling places or deadlines.  They just wait until called upon to act.

New York City Sends Wrong Name Absentee Return Envelopes to Voters Across Brooklyn-Mistake Could Void Thousands of Votes.  The New York City Board of Elections is blaming a vendor for an egregious error on absentee ballots mailed to voters in Brooklyn that could cause their votes to be thrown out — even if they follow the rules to the letter.  The reason is that the absentee ballots were sent out with return envelopes that were mismatched and bear the names and addresses of other voters so that if the person signs the envelope with their own name it won't be counted as the signature would not match the name on the mistakenly sent return envelope.

Project Veritas Exposes Naked Corruption by Ilan Omar Supporters Paying Voters for Blank Ballots in Minneapolis.  As more details come to light regarding the undercover operation by Project Veritas, assisted by a Somali Community "whistleblower" in Minneapolis — Omar Jamal, a community activist — the entire country is given an up-close look at how a sophisticated operation can literally create thousands of fraudulent ballots in an unsecured and unregulated "vote-by-mail" free for all. [...] Democrat Party interest groups across the country have, for months, been demanding increased availability and use of mail-in ballots due to health concerns involving the COVID 19 pandemic.  There are a host of questions with respect to issues of security in dealing with a massive volume of mailed ballots, most of which, to this point, have focused on the secure and timely transmission and receipt of those ballots to local election officials by the US Postal Service, which has never been tasked to deliver millions and millions of mailed ballot envelopes on a specific day.  But what the PV investigation has revealed is that the "security" of such a process is inherently compromised long before the ballots enter the mailing system on the return trip to election officials.

Minneapolis police probing alleged ballot harvesting plot helping Rep. Omar.  A police investigation has been launched into the alleged ballot harvesting plot helping progressive "Squad" member Rep. Ilhan Omar.  "Allegations of voter fraud being evaluated," the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) announced on Twitter Monday [9/28/2020], hours after President Trump called for an investigation into the "misdeeds."  "The MPD is aware of the allegations of vote harvesting.  We are in the process of looking into the validity of those statements," the department said.  The force added that "no further information is available at this time," including whether the Democratic congresswoman would be involved in the initial investigation.

Did someone mention Ilhan Omar?

Follow-up: Project Veritas Shows Cash Exchanges for Voter Ballots Organized by Representative Ilhan Omar.  In part two of an explosive exposé, a Minnesota-based source tells Project Veritas that the mastermind behind the rampant voter fraud scheme is Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) herself and her extensive political machine.  "Nobody would say that Ilhan Omar isn't part of this," said Omar Jamal, a Somali community Insider and the Chairman of the Somali Watchdog group.  "Unless you're from a different planet, but if you live in this universe, I think everybody knows it."  Jamal said Ali Isse Gainey, a senior Ilhan Omar staffer, is at the center of the vote-buying scheme.

2000 Bush v.  Gore Lawyer Exposes the 'Underworld' That 'Trades on Ballots and Forgeries'.  In light of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, Democrats have gone all-in on vote-by-mail schemes, ostensibly to protect people from the virus.  Yet this shift empowers nefarious criminals who subvert elections by buying and selling ballots and engaging in other forms of voter fraud.  Thomas Spencer, a lawyer in the Bush v. Gore (2000) case and vice president of the Lawyers Democracy Fund, warned about the existence of a criminal "underworld" that perpetrates voter fraud.  "There's an underworld out there that trades on ballots and forgeries," Spencer told PJ Media in an interview Monday.  "They prey on old folks or people in very poor communities.  It's a huge problem and it's one of those subterranean problems where it's very difficult to find who these people are."

Texas' largest county approving noncitizens' voter registrations, lawsuit claims.  Texas' largest county has been approving voter registrations even when people say they're not citizens, according to a lawsuit announced Monday that found some of those people managed to cast ballots, too.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation says it uncovered dozens of examples of people who registered in Harris County over the last two decades, either admitted they weren't citizens or left the box blank, yet were registered anyway.  They were removed from the rolls after they later stated, again, that they weren't, in fact, citizens.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation says there are others it didn't catch, including new applicants.

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Note to east coast journalists:  Brewster County is the largest county in Texas.  (It's bigger than Connecticut.)  Harris County is the most populous county in Texas.

Biden's Texas Political Director Implicated in Massive Mail-In Ballot Harvesting Scheme in Harris County.  A Biden Campaign operative in Texas is attempting to rig the 2020 election with the help of others in a massive ballot harvesting scheme, according to two private investigators who testified under oath that they have "video evidence, documentation and witnesses" to prove it.  With the help of mass mail-in ballots, the illegal ballot harvesting operation could harvest 700,000 ballots, one Harris County Democrat operative allegedly bragged.  The investigators — a former FBI agent and former police officer — claim that Biden's Texas Political Director Dallas Jones and his cohorts have been "hoarding mail-in and absentee ballots" and ordering operatives to them fill out for people in Harris County illegally, "including dead people, homeless people, and nursing home residents in the 2020 presidential election," Patrick Howley of the National File reported.

Sen. Rick Scott introduces bill requiring mail-in ballots be counted within 24 hours of Election Day.  Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., introduced legislation last week to establish federal standards regarding the counting of ballots, ahead of the upcoming presidential election between Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Trump.  The Verifiable, Orderly, & Timely Election Results (VOTER) Act would create standards for various vote-by-mail systems that exist across the country and would require all eligible ballots to be counted and reported within 24 hours after polls close on Election Day, according to a press release from Scott's office.  If the bill became law, it would require voting precincts to report the total number of in-person and mail-in ballots they received — one hour after polls close — to identify "the total universe of votes to be counted in the election."

Next Time Someone Tells You Non-Citizens Don't Vote in U.S. Elections, Tell Them About Christine Chernosky.  I have waited more than two years to write this piece.  During those 26 months, I have been waiting for one single news outlet to cover the case of Christine Chernosky, a Canadian citizen who voted in an American presidential election.  Remember the name:  Christine Chernosky.  Despite all of the news outlets that cover elections, including well-funded philanthropic projects such as Pro Publica, the American Prospect, and even the fey leftist law professor who fancies himself the oracle of all the latest election news, Rick Hasen — not one single news outlet mentioned Christine Chernosky, the alien who voted in the presidential election.

Cash-For-Ballots Voter Fraud Scheme Linked To Ilhan Omar Supporters, Says Project Veritas.  Project Veritas — the investigative journalism outfit led by conservative activist James O'Keefe — released a new video Sunday night, appearing to expose a massive ballot harvesting scheme, with those involved asserting their fealty to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D). [...] The investigation showed three locations inside Ward 6 — what they calls [sic] "a ballot harvesting triangle" — where the scheme operates: the Riverside Plaza apartments, the senior citizen community at Horn Towers and the Minneapolis Elections and Voter Services office at 980 E. Hennepin Ave., which they say functions as a voting location and ballot drop-off site.

Queens voters are wrongly receiving mail-in ballots marked for military use.  Voters in New York City have received mail-in ballots for the 2020 presidential election marked for military use despite never having served in the armed forces — causing confusion and concerns over whether the ballots can or should be used.  The misprint makes it appear that the voters received a "Official Military Absentee Ballot" instead of a "Military/Absentee Ballot," leaving several borough residents who received the documents — including two [New York] Post journalists — worried that their votes might not be properly tallied.  "I believe that's just the tip of the iceberg," said City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, referring to the constituents in his Sunnyside district who have reached out to him about receiving the ballots.  "It appears that everyone has gotten this particular ballot."

Trump is suing to challenge North Carolina election rule changes.  President Trump's campaign is suing in federal court to stop North Carolina election rule changes that has raised ballot integrity issues in the key battleground state.  "While touted as allowing greater access to voters during the current pandemic — an objective already addressed in recent months by the General Assembly — the actual effect is to undermine protections that help ensure the upcoming election will be not only safe and accessible but secure, fair, and credible," the lawsuit filed Saturday by the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee alleged.  The State Elections Board issued new rules last Tuesday allowing mail-in absentee ballots with deficient information to be fixed without forcing the voter to fill out a new blank ballot for November's election.  Trump and the RNC claims the changes violate state law.

Project Veritas Exposes Ballot Harvesting Scheme With Alleged Ties to Ilhan Omar.  A new investigative report was put out by Project Veritas on Sunday exposing what appears to be a ballot harvesting scheme in Minnesota perpetrated by a group with alleged ties to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).  The video includes footage of a ballot harvester, Liban Mohamed, speaking in both English and Somali as he drives around collecting ballots from senior citizens.  According to Omar Jamal, chair of the Somali Watchdog Group, people like Liban Mohamed are paid to collect absentee ballots from senior citizens and the immigrant community.  Jamal outlines a ballot harvesting scheme conducted on behalf of Minnesota's Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, in which Rep. Omar has become a major power broker.  One source in the report linked Ilhan Omar's campaign manager, Ali Isse Gainey, to the harvesting scheme.  "It's an open secret," Jamal said.  "She [Omar] will do anything that she can do to get elected and she has hundreds of people on the streets doing that."

Flashback: Congressional Candidate Laura Loomer Uncovered Minneapolis Ballot Harvesting Scheme in 2018.  Last night, James O'Keefe of Project Veritas released a bombshell video indicating that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) may be leading an illicit ballot harvesting scheme intended to influence the results of the upcoming elections in November. [...] The report from O'Keefe echoes the work of investigative journalist turned Congressional candidate, Laura Loomer.  Loomer used to work for Project Veritas before she would go on to become the most banned journalist in history, with Big Tech conspiring to remove her from their monopoly platforms.  City Pages covered Loomer's investigative work in the most snarky way imaginable at the time, laughing off all concerns about ballot harvesting by Democrats in Minneapolis.  "Many people telling me they saw Somalis being bussed in to vote in Minneapolis," Loomer wrote in a tweet that has since been wiped from the internet.  "I'm investigating."  The fake news media made light of her concerns.

New Project Veritas Video:  Voter Fraud in Ilhan Omar's District.  A concerted effort is being made to use the coronavirus as an excuse to transform how we vote in elections by shifting to mail-in or absentee ballots.  We are told that democracy will be improved if we allow ballots to be handled outside the scrutiny of election officials — and that there is almost no voter fraud, so what's to worry about?  Common sense and election observers argue against any sudden shift.  "Absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud," concluded the bipartisan Commission on Federal Election Reform, co-chaired by former President Jimmy Carter.  Allowing such ballots "increases the risks of fraud and of contested elections."  In 2012, a grand jury in Miami-Dade County warned about the risks of absentee voting:  "Once that ballot is out of the hands of the elector, we have no idea what happens to it.  The possibilities are numerous and scary."

Democrats say Judge Barrett should recuse herself in election disputes.  Senate Judiciary Democrats are demanding Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett pledge to recuse herself from any election challenge, saying she would side with President Trump.  Sen. Cory A. Booker, a member of the Judiciary Committee that will hold the confirmation hearings, said he will press her about recusal when they meet one-on-one before the hearings.  "I'm going to make it very clear.  One of the things I want to ask her is will she recuse herself in terms of any election issues that come before us because if she does not recuse herself, I fear that the court will be further delegitimized," Mr. Booker, New Jersey Democrat, said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

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What does that tell you?  The Democrats plan to contest the election and take it to the Supreme Court.

Wisconsin judge halts six-day extension for counting absentee ballots after the election.  A federal appeals court on Sunday [9/27/2020] temporarily halted a six-day extension for counting absentee ballots in Wisconsin's presidential election, a momentary victory for Republicans and President Donald Trump in the key presidential battleground state.

Project Veritas uncovers 'ballot harvesting fraud' in Minnesota.  A ballot-harvesting racket in Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar's Minneapolis district — where paid workers illegally gather absentee ballots from elderly Somali immigrants — appears to have been busted by undercover news organization Project Veritas.  One alleged ballot harvester, Liban Mohamed, the brother of Minneapolis City Council member Jamal Osman, is shown in a bombshell Snapchat video rifling through piles of ballots strewn across his dashboard.  "Just today we got 300 for Jamal Osman," says Mohamed, aka KingLiban1, in the video.  "I have 300 ballots in my car right now ... "Numbers don't lie.  You can see my car is full.  All these here are absentee ballots. ... Look, all these are for Jamal Osman," he says, displaying the white envelopes.

Federal judge rules against voting-rights activists challenge of Ohio signature-matching rules on absentee ballot applications.  A federal judge has ruled Ohio's system of verifying signatures on absentee ballot applications is not burdensome enough to be struck down as illegal, rejecting arguments made by a coalition of voting-rights groups that sued the state.  U.S. District Judge Michael Watson wrote that while Ohio's signature-matching requirements impose a "moderate" burden on voters, they have other options to cast a ballot if their vote is improperly rejected, including casting a provisional ballot on Election Day.  He agreed with Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose that the state has a legitimate interest in promoting an orderly and secure election, justifying that burden.

Are Democrat House and Senate Candidates Trapped in a No-Win Situation?  As if Democrats weren't already fomenting enough chaos with their brownshirts — Antifa, BLM and the like — the Supreme Courts of several battleground states have decided to pile on.  In Pennsylvania, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, Democrat activists dressed in black robes have fundamentally rewritten state election laws.  Among their various revisions to these crucial laws:
  •   Mail-in ballots can be received up to seven (7) days after the election and still be counted
  •   These ballots can be missing postmarks and still be counted
  •   The signature on the ballot doesn't even have to match with that of the registered voter
  •   And, as a bonus, they have banned the Green Party from the ballot to prevent erosion of the Biden vote
All of these illegal proclamations directly contravene state law and are simply naked, partisan attempts to swing the election.  More importantly, they are in clear violation of the Constitution.

Voters' poorly marked ovals could lead to contested ballots.  Two decades ago, Florida's hanging chads became an unlikely symbol of a disputed presidential election.  This year, the issue could be poorly marked ovals or boxes.

Texas Democrat Official, 3 Others Indicted on 134 Felony Counts Involving Mail-In Ballot Fraud.  A Texas Democrat county commissioner was arrested Thursday on charges that he and three associates committed mail-in ballot fraud in a 2018 primary election.  Gregg County commissioner Shannon Brown — along with Marlena Jackson, Charlie Burns, and DeWayne Ward — was indicted by a grand jury, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced.  Brown won his March Democratic primary by a tally of 1,047 to 1,042.  He received a much greater share of his support from absentee ballots, according to the Texas Tribune.  Ballots for 38 voters, the report reads, accuse Brown and the others of "intentionally [causing] false information to be provided on an application for ballot by mail."

Nearly 1,000 duplicate ballots sent to voters in Virginia.  Election officials in Fairfax County, Virginia, estimate that up to 1,000 voters received an extra mail-in ballot.  Fairfax County Registrar Gary Scott said that some mailing labels on ballots were damaged and that the reprinting of the labels led to duplicate ballots being sent to voters.  "Before the supervisors caught it, the people applying the labels applied them to the entire sheet of labels rather than just pulling out the ones that should have been processed," Scott told NBC Washington, adding that the error would not increase voter fraud.  "Because every ballot that's returned, we make an entry into their voter record that they have returned a ballot.  So if something else shows up, the ballot has already been returned.  We can't count that ballot."

Election Fraud Becomes a Focus in the 2020 Election.  Election fraud stories are piling up on the newswires in rapid succession in 2020.  There are myriad ways to commit fraud and the COVID-19 epidemic has not made things better.  Just take a gander at the Heritage Action Voter Fraud Database and you will find as many kinds of election fraud as there are the people who commit them.  COVID has produced a vast increase in mail-in ballots.  In 2020, a recent NYTimes article cited that "if recent election trends hold and turnout increases, as experts predict, roughly 80 million mail ballots will flood election offices this fall, more than double the number that were returned in 2016."  It is no wonder AG Barr is so worried about voter confidence this November.

Older Voters Could Shape Election, But Fewer Volunteer at Polls.  When Americans cast their votes Nov. 3, things may look very different from what we have all grown used to.  However, despite all the upheaval of the past year, one thing will hold true:  voter turnout will play an absolutely critical role in determining not just the next president, but also who will claim dozens of statewide offices.  Unfortunately, one of the groups of voters, in particular, is at risk of being unable to vote safely in person this year.  Older voters traditionally have among the strongest turnout numbers on Election Day.  However, with the COVID-19 outbreak still looming, and research still indicating that older individuals are at a greater risk of being seriously affected by the virus, many are worried about being able to safely head to the polls.

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I was asked to be a paid poll watcher, and turned down the invitation because [#1] Everybody working at the polls will be required to wear a face mask all day, and the day is 14 hours long.  Possibly also disposable gloves.  All because the Democrat tyrants on the County Commissioners Court have decreed that Covid-19 is a deadly disease that spreads easily, out to a maximum radius of six feet.  [#2] At the polling place where help is needed the most, I would be the only white guy in the building all day.  [#3] When the Black Panthers show up to stuff the ballot box, there's going to be trouble, and I don't want to answer questions weeks later about why I didn't stop them, or spend several years testifying about it.

Military Ballots Found in the Trash in Pennsylvania — All Were Trump Votes.  Mail-in ballots from the military serving overseas were found in the trash in Pennsylvania.  The ballots were discovered during an investigation into election issues in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.  They were all votes for President Trump.  The U.S. Attorney's Office Middle District of Pennsylvania released a statement on the situation on Thursday: [...] While nine ballots have been recovered, it is not clear how many were actually discarded.  This announcement comes on the heels of a report that three trays of mail, including absentee ballots, were discovered in a ditch in Wisconsin.

What happened yesterday with those nine missing military ballots in Pennsylvania?  [Scroll down]  If I'm reading it correctly, election officials made a good-faith mistake:  They opened the envelopes believing that applications for ballots were inside, only to find completed ballots instead.  Because those ballots can't properly be counted until Election Day, they were therefore spoiled.  So the officials just ... threw them away.  If that's a chronic problem in Pennsylvania, with ballots being spoiled left and right because it's too hard to tell them apart from ballot applications, uh oh.  [U.S. Attorney David] Freed's letter is ambiguous but it sounds like what he's describing is a "naked ballot" snafu.  That is, instead of enclosing their ballot inside an inner "secrecy" envelope and then enclosing that in an outer envelope with identifying information, the nine troops involved may not have used the inner envelope.  They just stuck their ballots in the outer envelope and dropped them in the mail.  When election officials opened the outer envelope — oopsie.

DOJ Orders Pennsylvania County to Change Practices After Discarded Ballots Found.  The Department of Justice on Thursday ordered Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, to modify its practices after several military ballots were found discarded. [...] "Even though your staff has made some attempts to reconstitute certain of the improperly opened ballots, there is no guarantee that any of these votes will be counted in the general election," [U.S. attorney David] Freed wrote.  "In addition, our investigation has revealed that all or nearly all envelopes received in the elections office were opened as a matter of course."

Keywords:  Flip-flop, 180, whiplash.
Backfire: Dems Suddenly Pivoting to Promoting In Person Voting, the Reason Why Tells You Everything.  Democrats have been pushing mail in voting for months now.  Now of course many thought that was to do things like increase their ability to ballot harvest and/or "find" ballots to make up for any vote differences they might need to make up after the election.  But just like with embracing the BLM and not calling out the riots then finding later they had to pivot because Americans were blaming Democrats, they're now making another "emergency pivot," according to Axios.

Democrats Are Making a U-Turn on Mail-In Voting.  Democrats used COVID-19 as a pretext to try and change the way America votes.  In fact, mail-in voting, ballot harvesting, and other various and sundry election law changes were part of the reason Democrats refused to debate a narrow COVID relief bill.  Because Republicans wouldn't agree to give up every election security feature we have, you and your family couldn't get your unemployment benefits extended, schools lost money, and small business owners were left without assistance.  To block the bill, Democrats used the filibuster, which Barack Obama called a Jim Crow relic during the Democrat National Convention.  However, we will leave that blatant hypocrisy for another time.  It is becoming exceedingly clear that Democrats intend to use whatever tools they can to gain power and retain it.  Burning down our institutional norms and any semblance of consensus is their obvious goal.

Gregg County [TX] commissioner, 3 others arrested in alleged vote harvesting scheme.  A Gregg County commissioner along with three others have been arrested on charges in connection with an organized vote harvesting scheme during the 2018 Democratic primary election.  According to Attoney General Ken Paxton's office, Gregg County commissioner Shannon Brown, Marlena Jackson, Charlie Burns, and DeWayne Ward were arrested.  A press release said to increase the pool of ballots needed to swing the race in Brown's favor, the group targeted young, able-bodied voters to cast ballots by mail by fraudulently claiming the voters were "disabled," in most cases without the voters' knowledge or consent.  Under Texas election law, mail ballots based on disability are specifically reserved for those who are physically ill and cannot vote in-person as a result.

FBI finds 9 discarded Trump military mail-in ballots in PA — investigation ongoing.  The FBI and the Pennsylvania State Police, investigating reports of issues with mail-in ballots at the Luzerne County Board of Elections in Pennsylvania, have recovered a number of discarded military ballots.  In its initial statement, the U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday announced they found nine military ballots, all of which were case in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.  The DOJ later issued a revised statement, indicating that at least seven of the ballots were for Trump, but the remaining two were resealed inside their corresponding envelopes by Luzerne elections staff[.]

DOJ orders Pennsylvania county to change ballot practices after 'troubling' findings.  The Justice Department sent a letter to a Pennsylvania county on Thursday, ordering it to change its practices after multiple military ballots were found discarded.  The issue surfaced earlier in the day when the DOJ announced that it had recovered a small number of discarded ballots.  While the Justice Department would not say where they had found the ballots, they did say there were nine recovered — seven of which were cast for President Trump, while the other two were sealed by Luzerne County before the FBI recovered them[.]  In his letter to Luzerne County officials, U.S. attorney David Freed indicated that additional ballot materials were found in a dumpster.  Freed said their investigation yielded "troubling" findings, including that the county allegedly improperly opened ballots.

Michigan, national Republican parties sue to stop late ballot ruling.  The national and Michigan Republican parties filed suit Thursday against Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Attorney General Dana Nessel in an effort to stop the counting of late ballots prohibited by law and changes to the rules governing ballot collection.  The complaint filed by the Republican National Committee — headed by Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel of Northville — and the Michigan Republican Party asks state Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens to uphold the constitutionality of both laws.  Stephens ruled last week that ballots received after Nov. 3 but postmarked by Nov. 2 could be counted.

Congress needs to act now to make mail-in voting secure.  Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina and Wisconsin — four swing states that could decide who wins the presidency — have officially canceled Election Night.  Democrats in all four states won legal battles in the last week to allow ballots arriving days after Election Day to still be counted.  In Michigan, ballots can arrive two weeks late.  Two weeks — really?  These rule changes will throw the nation into limbo, even as politicians and the media are wringing their hands, warning of a constitutional crisis and street violence when Election Night fails to produce a winner.  This crisis doesn't have to occur.  Congress should act fast to establish a uniform deadline for requesting mail-in ballots to ensure voters in every state have time to return them before Election Day.  Not days late.  Congress should also require states to open and validate mail-in ballots as they're received, instead of waiting to tally mountains of unopened ballots on Election Day.

Military Mail-In Ballots Cast For Trump Discarded In Pennsylvania, Federal Investigation Finds.  Nine military mail-in ballots cast for President Donald Trump were discarded at a local Pennsylvania board of elections office, a federal investigation concluded.  The FBI and Pennsylvania State Police began an investigation Monday at the request of Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis, U.S. Attorney David Freed said in a statement.  Salavantis requested federal assistance following reports of issues with a small number of ballots at the Luzerne County Board of Elections.  "Investigators have recovered nine ballots at this time," Freed said in a statement Thursday.  "All nine ballots were cast for presidential candidate Donald Trump."

350K Dead Registrants, Ballots Counted 9 Days After Election Day:  What Is Going On?  With 350,000 dead registered voters across 42 states — including three critical swing states — to one state allowing ballots to be counted up to nine days after election day, what [...] is going on with America's presidential election process?  More importantly, what [...] is going on with the integrity of America's presidential election process?  With the election just 40 days away, the pitched battle between the Democrat Party and Donald Trump over the safety (integrity, security, validity; you pick) of mail-in voting, among other charges of voter fraud, continues to intensify.

In Michigan and Pennsylvania, the Democrats Plan to Cheat.  We would do well to not lose sight of all the cheating that the Left is planning to do with the aim of stealing the election.  They are not even being shy about their plans, just attempting to put a thin veneer of "legality" on all of it so as to make the poison go down a little smoother.  Take, for example, what took place recently in Michigan.  In a case regarding mail-in ballots and deadlines (supported by none other than Marc Elias of Perkins Coie/Fusion GPS infamy, and who, we should add, is working for the Biden campaign), Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Diane Stephens decided unilaterally and arbitrarily to turn Election Day into "Election Weeks."  That's right:  the "Honorable" Judge Stephens decided that any ballot postmarked by 5 p.m. on November 2 could be counted for up to two weeks after Election Day.  In essence, what she did was legislate from the bench that ballot harvesting in Michigan is now legal.

Wisconsin police investigating mail, absentee ballots found in ditch.  Authorities in Wisconsin are investigating why three trays of mail and absentee ballots were found in a ditch, Fox News is reporting.  "The United States Postal Inspection Service immediately began investigating and we reserve further comment on this matter until that is complete," USPS spokesman Bob Sheehan said in a statement, according to the report.

Making Mail-in Ballots 'Secure'.  Although more deeply at odds than at any time since the Civil War, both sides of our fractious nation's political divide seem to agree on this: the 2020 federal elections are the most consequential of our lifetimes.  Voters are being asked to decide nothing less than whether they want to "fundamentally change" America, or to keep America fundamentally American.  If the franchise is so very precious, if voting is a "sacred" right, then government must do everything it can to protect the integrity of our elections.  But government has been failing in that solemn duty.  Yes, the states spend a bunch of money and go through the motions on voter registration, but they never go to the heart of the matter when establishing the identity of each voter.

Trays of mail, including absentee ballots, found in a ditch in Wisconsin.  Police in Greenville, Wisconsin, found three trays of mail, including absentee ballots, in a ditch.  The Outagamie County Sheriff's Office discovered the trays in a ditch on Tuesday morning, near Appleton International Airport, according to WLUK.  The mail was returned to the U.S. Postal Service, and an investigation is underway.  "The United States Postal Inspection Service immediately began investigating, and we reserve further comment on this matter until that is complete," USPS spokesman Bob Sheehan told WLUK.  The U.S. Postal Inspection Service told the Washington Examiner that it is aware of the mail, including absentee ballots, found in a ditch and is investigating the incident.  The department declined to comment further.

Big Tech Prepares the Public for a Rigged Election.  "One of the things that I think we and other media need to start doing is preparing the American people that there's nothing illegitimate about this election taking additional days, or even weeks to make sure that all of the votes are counted."  Those were Mark Zuckerberg's words in a recent video with Axios on HBO.  Silicon Valley tech whizz kids aren't known for their social skills, so perhaps Zuckerberg revealed more than he meant to.  Nevertheless, the elites' plan for you, the American public, is now laid bare.  This is going to be the most rigged, manipulated election in history — and they are going to "prepare" you ahead of time.  They are going to make you think it's normal.

Wisconsin Ruling Allows Mail-in Ballots to Be Counted Without 'Definitive' Postmarks.  A ruling Monday [9/21/2020] by a federal judge in Wisconsin that would extend the counting of mail-in ballots six days beyond Election Day would also allow those ballots to be counted even if there is no "definitive" sign of a postmark.  U.S. District Judge William Conley of the Western District of Wisconsin — an appointee of President Barack Obama — ruled that absentee ballots in the state can be counted until Nov. 9 as long as they are postmarked by Election Day, Nov. 3.  He cited the state's difficult experience in the recent primary election, as well as projected difficulties with the U.S. Post Office as it handles an unprecedented number of mailed-in ballots.

Election Watchdog Finds 350,000 Dead Registrants on Voter Rolls In 42 States.  An election watchdog has found that there may be as many as 350,000 dead individuals on voter rolls across 42 states.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), an Indiana-based election integrity group, conducted a nationwide study to identify the hundreds of thousands of deceased individuals on voter rolls.  During its analysis, the group also found that nearly 40,000 likely duplicate registrants "appear to have cast second votes in 2018 from the same address."  Just five states — New York, Texas, Michigan, Florida, and California — accounted for 51 percent of the total number of deceased individuals on voter rolls, according to the group.  PILF further found that nearly 15,000 registrants were credited with voting after death in the 2016 and 2018 elections.

'Not a big deal': Noncitizens who voted illegally in 2016 still on voter rolls.  Juan Landeros-Mireles admitted in court last year that he registered to vote and even cast ballots in the 2016 election, though he has never been a U.S. citizen.  As the November election nears, he is still listed as an active voter in Wilson County, North Carolina.  Given his past, it's not likely he will try again, but his experience does strengthen an argument of voter integrity advocates:  Some local rolls haven't been cleansed of illegitimate voters, creating opportunities for fraudulent ballots to be cast.

Catherine Engelbrecht of True The Vote Outlines an Election Warning.  Catherine Engelbrecht is a subject matter expert on election issues and potential for fraud.  CTH anticipated the 2020 efforts of Democrats would include wide-scale voter fraud and back in May strongly suggested the Trump campaign begin working closely with True The Vote.  "True the Vote is out with a 30-minute documentary-style national media buy — and complimentary microsite https://truethevote2020.org — to raise awareness of the vast security gaps in election laws and processes all across the country, particularly as it relates to the expansion of vote by mail.  The program will air in front of a national audience ahead of Election Day to drive citizens to deter election fraud by personally engaging in the election process, whether it's through working at the polls, on committees that verify mail-in ballots, or other critical election needs."  [Video clip]

Do Democrats Really Believe Biden Is Winning?  Democrats are all in on stealing this election.  For them to succeed, they need to make people believe that Trump, when he wins, has stolen it first.  Americans do not have to allow this.  People need to organize and confront the Democrat-Antifa-BLM tough guys trying to suppress Republican voters at the polls and give Trump a resounding victory.  He must win the majority vote and the Electoral College by margins that make the election impossible for the left to steal and give the president a mandate to confront the rioters who will surely surge to violence and destruction to depose the president in the aftermath.  America is the greatest, most successful nation ever to have existed.  It is a republic, and only Americans can do what needs to be done to keep it.

Michigan Judge Extends Deadline 2 Weeks for Mail-In Ballots Postmarked by November 2.  Mail-in ballots postmarked by November 2 must be counted up to two weeks after the presidential election, a Michigan judge ruled this week.  The ruling also authorizes the temporary use of ballot harvesting.  Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens essentially extended the deadline for mail-in ballots to be counted, even if they arrive after the polls close on Election Day, which stood as the previous deadline.  Stephens attributed her ruling to the impact of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.

Joe Biden spent decades warning of voter fraud — now called a myth by Dems.  The Democratic Party line treats voter fraud as little more than a GOP fever dream — yet the party's presidential candidate Joe Biden spent decades of his career sounding the alarm about it.  Biden, the Democratic standard bearer, consistently shared GOP concerns about voter fraud during his 36 years as a United States senator from Delaware.  "Should Voters Be Allowed To Register On Election Day?  No," Biden wrote in an op-ed to a now-defunct Wilmington, Del. newspaper in 1977.  He even chided President Carter for proposing it.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Allows Mail-in Ballots to Be Counted After Election Day Without Evidence of Postmark.  The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Thursday that ballots received three days after Election Day will still be counted — even if there is no evidence they were postmarked on time.  Democrats scored two judicial victories in Pennsylvania on Thursday, when the court kicked the Green Party presidential candidate off the ballot, and ruled that mailed-in ballots could still be counted util 5:00 p.m. ET on the third day after Election Day, as long as they were postmarked by 8:00 p.m ET that day.

Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and GOP Rep. Rodney Davis Introduce Election Fraud Prevention Act to Ban Ballot Harvesting.  The one last honest Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard along with GOP Rep. Rodney Davis introduced the Election Fraud Prevention Act on Friday [9/18/2020].  The bill will outlaw the criminal act of ballot harvesting a tactic pushed by Democrat officials this year in states around the country.  Ballot harvesting allows criminal political operatives to turn in late ballots of citizens who have not voted.  This is a serious violation of the voting process.  Of course, Democrats are for this.  In 2018 Democrats stole several Congressional seats in California using ballot harvesting.

California Wants Me to Vote, Even Though I Haven't Lived There for Over 8 Years.  States across the country are experimenting with a mass switch to mail-in elections in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  But is it wise for states to make such a big change, especially in light of messy voter rolls around the country?  What I was sent earlier this month by election officials in Alameda County, California, makes me worried that ballots going to the wrong locations will be a significant concern this year.  The Alameda County Registrar of Voters notified me by mail at my parents' address in Oakland that I would receive a ballot when the state sends them out Oct. 5.  This is following Gov. Gavin Newsom's executive order that all California voters receive a mail-in ballot before the Nov. 3 election.

Voter Fraud.  [Thread reader] This thread is a massive compilation of sources pertaining to voter fraud.  These links cover both sides of the aisle.  As well as mail-in, absentee, and in person voter fraud.  Next time someone tells you it doesnt exist, drop this thread to them.

349,000 dead people on voter rolls in 41 states.  A new independent, nationwide analysis of voter rolls in 42 states found more than 349,000 dead people still on the rolls and tens of thousands more voters with duplicate registrations.  The findings come from the Public Interest Legal Foundation, which has launched the "Safeguarding America's Votes and Elections" database as a tool to track voter roll problems.  Its initial review of the integrity of states' voter files come just as states are moving toward mail-in voting this fall.

More Than 1,500 July NJ Primary Ballots [were] Just Found-'Trust' Mail Ballots?  Democrats are pushing really hard to get voters to use the mail.  But why?  Why should we put so much confidence in a system where the chain of custody of that ballot is unobserved?  Many places have (R) or (D) markings on the envelope to indicate which party you are registered in support of, so we don't even have the benefit of a secret ballot.  Such an artifact allows temptation and personal prejudices to enter into the equation.  Even without that indication, there are other clues that someone motivated to mess with an election could use to 'accidentally misdirect' mail whose ballot they didn't want to see counted.  Lawn signs and voting patterns by zip code are just two of the more obvious ones.  Even if we could eradicate every instance of human malice or vice in the polarized political environment we now find ourselves in, there is still the possibility of simple error.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Sides with Democrats:  Mail-In Ballot Deadline Extended 3 Days After Election.  Pennsylvania's highest court gave the Democratic Party a series of victories Thursday, including one allowing repairs to glitches and gray areas in the battleground state's fledgling mail-in voting law and another that kicked the Green Party's presidential candidate off the November ballot.  The state Supreme Court, which has a 5-2 Democratic majority, granted the Democratic Party's request to order a three-day extension of Pennsylvania's Election Day deadline to count mailed-in ballots.  And it ruled that the Green Party's candidate for president did not strictly follow procedures for getting on the ballot in November and cannot appear on it.

Hundreds of Detroit ballots don't list Mike Pence as VP.  It turns out that only yesterday, Michigan was making military and overseas absentee ballots available for download and printing in advance of the general election.  Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were correctly listed as the Democratic candidates for President and Vice President on the Democratic line.  Donald Trump was also prominently featured as the GOP candidate for President.  But in the space allocated for Mike Pence as the veep, at least for a few hours, the system was generating ballots without his name.  On some of them, the space was simply left blank.  On others, a completely different name appeared.  They claim that this won't mess things up since the problem has been corrected, but it's just... odd.

Oops: Hundreds of Michigan Overseas Mail-in Ballots Omitted a Pretty Important Name.  Are hundreds of Michigan voters who serve in the military or live overseas about to get mail-in ballots that are missing a pretty important name?  Election officials recently discovered that, in lieu of Mike Pence, was the name Jeremy Cohen, Jo Jorgenson's Libertarian running mate. [...] The Michigan Secretary of State's Office confirmed the error, and apologized, adding that she doesn't know how many of these ballots were already sent out.

Uncounted Ballots From NJ July Primary Found in Bin, Finally Tallied.  Officials have counted more than 1,600 ballots from New Jersey's July primary that were found last week in a "mislabeled" bin.  The 1,666 ballots from Sussex County were placed in a "secure area" at the county election office and were not discovered until Thursday [9/10/2020], the New Jersey Herald reported.

Pennsylvania:  Mail ballots can't be discarded over signature.  With concerns rising in Pennsylvania that tens of thousands of mail-in ballots will be discarded in the presidential election over technicalities, officials in the presidential battleground told counties they aren't allowed to reject a ballot solely because an election official believes a signature doesn't match the one in the voter's file.  The new guidance from Pennsylvania's Department of State — that state law does not allow counties to set aside mail-in ballots based on their signature analysis — prompted the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh to drop a lawsuit in federal court Monday [9/14/2020].

More Than 1,600 New Jersey Primary Ballots Found In 'Mislabeled' Bin 2 Months Later.  County officials in New Jersey tallied more than 1,600 uncounted ballots from the state's July primary after finding them in a bin last Thursday [9/10/2020].  The votes were reportedly placed in a "mislabeled" bin in a "secure area" of the county election office, according to the New Jersey Herald.  Sussex County Board of Elections Administrator Marge McCabe maintained that the 1,666 extra votes did not change the outcome of the July 7 primary race.  "The Board of Elections is confident that all ballots received have been processed and the security of all the ballots has remained in place," she said.  The Trump campaign has been tussling in court with New Jersey since August over Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy's executive order requiring that every active registered voter be sent a mail-in ballot.

Murphy's Law and Vote Fraud in New Jersey.  More than a century before hashtags and messaging apps, the era of political bosses and patronage made New Jersey the punch line of jokes about voter fraud.  Provincial anecdotes in Democrat county strongholds about the dead still voting and voting early and often have long come to epitomize the machine politics of a dark blue state where Democrat voters outnumber Republicans two to one and control 15 of 21 counties.  Standalone electronic voting booths have been used in the state for decades.  Unconnected to the internet, they are paperless and store votes until the polls close, after which the results are downloaded and passed along to county and state election officials.  There are no hanging chads or hand counts by half-sighted retirees.  Voting improprieties are thwarted by the convenience, simplicity, and efficiency of in-person e-voting.  But in a presidential election already being contested before a single vote is cast, COVID is offering the Democrat machine ample opportunity to subvert election integrity.

Minor amount of ballot fraud can change close election outcome, congressman warns.  Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., the ranking member of the House Administration Committee, says a minor amount of voter fraud such as double voting can change the outcome of an election, so preventing it should be taken seriously by local, state and federal officials.  Georgia officials are reportedly investigating about 1,000 cases of double voting that occurred in the state's primary.  "As somebody who has been in close races before — I won my first race by less than two votes per precinct — if there was a small amount of fraud the election could have gone the other way.  And just to put it into perspective, some Democrats that year in 2012, won by smaller margins.  So fraud matters," Davis told Just the News following a mail-in voting discussion on Thursday [9/10/2020] with local and state election officials in New York.

Georgia Election Officials Receive Referrals for Nearly 100 Cases of Voter Fraud.  Georgia's state election board has referred nearly 100 cases of voter fraud to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R), some cases of which include individuals voting on behalf of dead people.  Last week, Raffensperger announced that his office had been sent 98 cases of voter fraud, spanning from elections held in 2014 to this year.

Major US city may soon allow 16-year-olds to vote, could others follow suit?  San Franciscans will cast their ballots in November to decide whether 16-year-olds can vote in local elections.  The proposition, if passed, would make San Francisco the first major U.S. city to give 16 and 17-year-olds the right to vote in municipal elections.  Advocates of the measure say lowering the voting age would instill a lifelong habit of voting.

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One can easily get into a habit of voting even after waiting until age 30 to get started.  One of Mrs. Editor's friends is 55 years old, and she will be voting this year for the first time.

Franklin town clerk resigns after ballot mishap.  A Massachusetts town clerk has resigned after officials in the 4th Congressional District community lost track of thousands of ballots in the primary earlier this month.  Franklin Town Clerk Teresa Burr on Friday [9/11/2020] stepped down to "re-establish confidence with the voters of this community in their elections," she wrote in her resignation letter.  Two days after the Sept. 1 primary, thousands of uncounted ballots surfaced in Franklin as the 4th Congressional District remained too close to call.  The newly discovered 3,000 uncounted ballots were mail-in votes that appeared to have never made it to polling locations on Election Day.  Poll workers ended up counting the 3,000 ballots late into the night two days after the primary.  Jake Auchincloss eventually won the Democratic primary.

2010: An Election Fraudyssey.  Democratic strategists of the Hawkfish firm, funded by Michael Bloomberg, are touting a scenario in which President Trump wins big on election night, but when all the ballots are counted, Trump is the loser and Joe Biden the winner.  Such a production already played out with Kamala Harris, in her 2010 race for California attorney general.  The former San Francisco district attorney was so lightly regarded at the time that the Sacramento Bee endorsed her Republican opponent, Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley.  A prosecutor since 2000, Cooley had the backing of most law enforcement groups.  As CBS News reported, Cooley ran up "a comfortable lead in early returns" and on election night proclaimed victory.  The next day, the Harris campaign declared, "Harris will be the next attorney general of the state of California."  Four days later CBS reported that the race "could take weeks to decide," and Cooley trailed Harris by 12,000 votes.  More than 2.3 million "late or provisional ballots remain to be counted," according to the office of Secretary of State Debra Bowen, a Democrat.  Scott Hounsell worked on the Cooley campaign and described the scene.  "In the weeks leading up to the race, stories began to circulate about mail ballot operations being conducted throughout the state by forces loyal to Harris' team." [...]

How to Steal an Election - Part II.  The very publication of the Transition Integrity Project (TIP) report and the subsequent news media reporting about it are components of psychological warfare within the broader information warfare campaign aimed at spreading demoralizing rumors to Trump supporters.  The goal is to break down and weaken support before, during and after election day.  Demoralized and unmotivated supporters do not make their support for their candidate public.  They do not campaign in neighborhoods or post yard signs.  They do not vote.  They do not volunteer at polling places.  They become convinced their hopes are a lost, and highly controversial cause.  They do not wish to be called a racist, or a hater, or identified with other fringe elements.  They stay at home and watch TV.  Having been psychologically conditioned (through the COVID-19 pandemic) to withdraw, isolate, and lock-down — on largely fiat orders of various government officials — many Americans will react to the "irregular" and extra-legal tactics of the Left.  The Left relies on this reaction to suppress voter turnout and use varying forms of terror, such as reprisals and the threats of reprisals, against those who do not cooperate or who challenge the projected accusations detailed in the TIP report.  The TIP report is careful not to engage in sedition.  They are a whisper away from advocating violence — but these are very sharp political operatives that are all lawyered-up, so they speak in code.

Democrats Versus the Vote.  A recent New York Times piece about the presidential election reads more like an article in The Onion or Babylon Bee.  It claims that "President Trump's litigiousness and unfounded claims of fraud have increased the likelihood of epic postelection court fights."  The president's "litigiousness"?!  In state after state, almost all the lawsuits filed over this year's elections have been filed by Democrats and liberal or progressive organizations, seeking to change election rules by judicial fiat.  Their objective: force all-mail elections or huge increases in absentee balloting while simultaneously eliminating safeguards against abuse and fraud.  The Times top brass must not have read their own reporters' story very carefully.  That story cites law professor Richard Pildes's count of at least 160 lawsuits filed by "party organizations, campaigns and interest groups," noting that the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee "are involved" in only 40, "some in response to Democratic lawsuits." For those familiar with basic arithmetic, the "litigiousness" is on the other side of the political aisle.  Perhaps the Times didn't bother to do the math.

Wisconsin Supreme Court temporarily suspends mailing of absentee ballots.  The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday [9/10/2020] temporarily suspended the mailing of absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 election as the court weighs whether to order the Green Party presidential ticket be added to the ballot.  The order from the conservative-backed majority on the state Supreme Court, coming a week before the state-imposed Sept. 17 deadline to send out requested absentee ballots to registered voters, is in a case brought by Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins.  Some clerks, including those in Dane County, have already printed or sent out ballots as they handle an unprecedented number of requests this year due to COVID-19.

Will the Mail-In Ballot Push Backfire on Democrats?  [Scroll down]  Show up and vote in person.  Forget the virus or any of that.  They're trying to scare you into not voting.  They know.  The Democrats know the power of actually showing up and voting at the polling place in person.  Do it!  There's no counter to it.  That is where an election can be won or lost.  It's called turnout.  Now, the disqualification rate for mail-in ballots is very high.  We have seen this in the recent past, recent months where mail-in ballots have been used.  There are timing gates.  There are procedural requirements that can easily lead to a ballot getting thrown out.  You'd be amazed at how many mail-in ballots are tossed.

Vote in person and in large numbers to stop Democrat cheating.  With Democrat threats to further undermine the presidential election process, the best thing average patriotic Americans can do to combat this is to vote in person.  We need to have overwhelming numbers of Americans in line to fill out their ballots on Election Day.  Crowds of Trump-supporters are the only force that can surpass the Democrats' plans to cheat through mail-in voting.  And guess what:  our numbers will also be a show of protest against these internal enemies of America.  Conservatives rarely take to the streets to protest.  We have families to take care of, careers, and bills to pay.  However, when liberty is threatened and government overreaches, the signs and flags of conservatives will rise high in protest and in great numbers.  This Election Day is our time not only to redress government abuses at all levels, but also to protest the attempts of Marxist radicals (and their supporters in the Democrat party and mainstream media) who are trying to foment a civil war.

Texas federal appeals court rejects state Democrats' effort to expand voting by mail.  A federal appeals court in Texas ruled Thursday [9/10/2020] that the state can keep its eligibility rules for mail-in voting.  The ruling by the three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejects efforts by the Texas Democratic Party to expand eligibility for mail-in balloting to all registered voters.  They argue the state's age restrictions for such voting violate the 26th Amendment's protections against voting rules that discriminate based on age.  The panel found that "conferring a privilege" to some voters — in this case the option of voting by mail to voters 65 and older — does not alone violate the 26th Amendment, according to the Texas Tribune.

Some non-citizens and illegal immigrants are registered to vote in N.Y., election officials say.  Todd Valentine, New York Board of Elections co-executive director, and Nick LaLota, Suffolk County elections commissioner, said some non-citizens and illegal immigrants incorrectly get registered to vote in the state of New York.  New York Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin said he's aware of some non-citizens in Suffolk County who voted in previous elections.  During a mail-in voting discussion organized by House Administration Committee ranking member Rodney Davis, Zeldin asked how to prevent this situation from happening.  "We don't have the proper amount of rules and laws and regulations to fetter out that sort of nefarious activity," LaLota said.  LaLota explained that undocumented immigrants are able to apply for driver's licenses in the state, which makes it easier for them to mistakenly become registered eligible voters.

Poll: 80% of Democrats think making voting easier is more important than ensuring voter eligibility.  Roughly 80% of Democratic think that getting as many people as possible into the voting booth is more important than making sure each voter is eligible to cast a ballot, a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen shows.  About 70% of Republican voters, meanwhile, think the opposite, believing that election authorities should work harder to verify each voter's eligibility.  Overall, a majority of Americans, 54%, think that making voting easier for everyone is more important, while 41% think that more vigorously enforcing election laws is a higher priority.

Fight — or the Dems Will Steal This Election.  [Scroll down]  As Gore tried to do with his, "we count until I win" strategy in 2000, in 2020, the Democrats and their newly hired 600 lawyers are going to insist that every vote be counted no matter how long it takes.  And when the mail-in votes suspiciously turn a Trump landslide into a Biden victory, they will declare Democrats believe in science and were afraid of COVID and therefore, voted by mail.  Why do you think Biden wears the mask and keeps mentioning the pandemic?  Why do you think Democrat governors are keeping economies closed even though COVID is fast disappearing as a threat?  The riots were kept alive by Democrats to get Americans used to the violence that they will use to help steal this election.  The vote by mail push is to make it easier to steal.  The lawyers are to make it legal for them to do so.

Expect Democrat Shenanigans, But Don't Panic.  Now, they will cheat.  That's baked in, and they are fully committed to it.  That's why they hate hate hate voter ID — it's harder to cheat when you have to prove who you are.  Voting-by-mail gets around that and offers all sorts of opportunities for mischief.  They fully intend to try to leverage voting by mail to 1) get China virus paranoids and their usual lay-about voters to vote instead of just sitting home watching "Judge Judy," and 2) manufacture the necessary votes to swing the election.  The turnout issue is important to them because all the numbskulls driving their cars alone with masks on are all liberal.

Voter Fraud Cases Emerge in Battleground States of North Carolina, Georgia.  Two states seen as possible battlegrounds for the November presidential election had major revelations of alleged voter fraud within a week's time.  The Georgia secretary of state's office announced Tuesday that about 1,000 people voted twice in the state's June primary, with charges likely to follow.  They were referred for possible prosecution.  Just six days earlier, a federal prosecutor in North Carolina announced the indictment of 19 foreign nationals who are said to have illegally voted in the 2016 election. [...] In a news conference, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said he was referring the roughly 1,000 cases of voters who voted by absentee ballot and in person in the June 9 primary to the office of state Attorney General Chris Carr and local prosecutors to determine how to handle them on a case-by-case basis.

Democrats' Plot to Abolish Election Night.  The left and its media allies are warning Americans not to expect a winner on election night.  If Donald Trump leads on Nov. 3, the victory will be nothing more than a "red mirage," says Josh Mendelsohn, whose firm consults for the Democratic National Committee.  In the days or weeks afterward, a Trump victory will be beaten back and undone as mail-in ballots tip the election for Joe Biden, predicts New York Times columnist David Brooks.  "Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances," warns Hillary Clinton.  Don't swallow this propaganda that election night victories are a thing of the past because of mail-in voting.  Election night is a hallmark of American democracy.  The public should be demanding the easy reforms that would protect it.

Here's the One Problem with Mail-In Ballots in Battleground States.  Many states are opting into voting by mail this election cycle because of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.  The goal is to give voters an opportunity to make their voices heard while protecting them from potentially catching the virus.  One of the issues, however, with moving to a system like this is the potential for fraud.  As RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel previously explained, states that have had absentee voting for long periods of time have "tried and true" voting by mail.  It means their systems have been tested for abuse and fraud.  States that are taking the plunge suddenly haven't done things like making sure a voter only receives one ballot or confirming a voter still resides at the same address.

How to Steal an Election.  In one of the greatest public disinformation campaigns in American history — the Left and their NeverTrumper allies (under the nom de guerre: "Transition Integrity Project") released a 22-page report in August 2020 "war gaming" (their term) four election crisis scenarios:  1. A decisive Trump win; 2. A decisive Biden win; 3. A narrow Biden win; and, 4. A period of extended uncertainty after the election.  The outcome of each TIP scenario results in street violence and political impasse.  TIP organizers and leaders include Georgetown law professor Rosa Brooks, Nils Gilman of the "independent" Berggruen Institute in California, and John Podesta, the longtime fixer and handler of the Clinton political dynasty.  The nominally Republican members of group include former Republican National Chair Michael Steele, journalist David Frum, and former magazine editor Bill Kristol.  Publication of the TIP report is an information warfare strategy employed for revolutionary political purposes.

Democrats' new strategy for winning the White House:  Threaten riots if they lose.  In recent weeks, multiple mainstream outlets have pondered the same old Trump-sore-loser scenario.  They are certain the president will seek to delegitimize the results and use unconstitutional means to hold onto an office from which they are sure voters will evict him.  As he did in 2016, Trump has cast doubt on the integrity of the process by talking about possible election fraud.  Only this time, his concerns have some merit.  A recent Post feature related a veteran Democratic operative's confession about how easy it is to cheat, making it clear there is reason to worry.  With so many ballots being mailed this fall because of the pandemic — and with so few safeguards put in place — chaos is likely as the count drags on for days, weeks and even months after Election Day.

1,000 People Double-Voted In Georgia Primary, Face 10 Years In Prison, $100,000 Fine.  As many as 1,000 Georgians voted twice in the state's June 9 primary, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced on Tuesday, which is a felony that he vowed to prosecute.  "A double voter knows exactly what they're doing, diluting the votes of each and every voter that follows the law," Raffensperger said during a press conference at the state Capitol, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.  "Those that make the choice to game the system are breaking the law.  And as secretary of state, I will not tolerate it."  Double voting is punishable by one to 10 years in prison and a fine up to $100,000.

Georgia Secretary of State: 1000 People Double-Voted In Primary.  Voter fraud is not real, we are told.  Yet here is another example, on a large scale tied directly to the surge in absentee voting[.]

1,000 people double-voted in Georgia primary, says secretary of state.  Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Tuesday that about 1,000 Georgians face investigation for voting twice in the state's June 9 primary, a large-scale allegation of fraud eight weeks before Election Day.  These voters returned absentee ballots and then also showed up at polling places on election day, Raffensperger said.  Double-voting is a felony in Georgia.

The Democrats' Upcoming Theft of the 2020 Election.  [Scroll down]  The fear among Democrats of another four years of Donald Trump chipping away at their Deep State cash cow is admission in itself that Joe Biden can't compete with Trump.  In four different scenarios, there is actually a disgraceful checklist of tactics for Democrat operatives to prepare to carry out in order to usurp all possible constitutional remedies to any uncertainties in the election results.  Clearly, an Electoral College loss and a popular vote win will be unacceptable to them.  Their fabricated moves within the "game" are really scare tactics against President Trump, all familiar because we've watched variations of them in the endless Democrat investigations over the last four years.  This is instant replay, on a different channel...the Democrats plotting to remove the duly elected president of the United States by whatever means they think will work.  Only this time, rather than doing so in secret meetings and using illegal surveillance with government resources, they plan to include their violent anarchists already at work in the streets of America.

Salvaging the 2020 Election.  The November election is shaping up to be a repeat of the one in 2000 when recounts of the presidential vote tally dragged on for five weeks.  There's even a new website called "The Recount." But it's not a recount that Americans are being conditioned to accept as normal, this time it's the initial count.  It's the initial vote count that Democrats want to drag on and on; perhaps past the Electoral College deadline in December and even past Inauguration Day in 2021.  And if the initial counting drags on for long enough, there won't be time for any recounts.  That's because just like the proverbial show, the government must go on.  And you can take this to the bank:  if the counting produces a Biden win, Democrats will declare victory and attempt to stop the counting cold.

Rhode Island's Senior Ballot Harvest.  Rhode Island holds its legislative primary on Tuesday [9/8/2020], and already there are allegations of ballot harvesting and election fraud — by a Democrat against another Democrat.  In July Rhode Island entered a consent decree with progressive groups suspending its legal requirement that voters complete mail-in ballots before two witnesses or a notary.  Liberal groups claimed the state law could endanger the health of the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions because they might have to invite outsiders into their homes to vote.

The Left's Dangerous Delegitimization of the Election.  A recent article in The Washington Post's Outlook section, "What's the Worst That Could Happen?" — which explores various potential outcomes of the 2020 presidential election — found that in "every scenario except a [Joe] Biden landslide, our simulation ended catastrophically."  According to the Post, any other outcome is destined to spark "violence" and a "constitutional crisis." [...] In their "war game" scenarios, however, it's the Democrats who refuse to accept the will of courts to adhere to the constitutionally prescribed system rather than hysteria, and it's the Democrats who wish-cast the wholly imaginary "popular vote" into existence.  One of the scenarios, we learn, "doesn't look that different from 2016" — a contest in which, it must be pointed out, not one vote has been proven to be uncounted or altered.  In that outcome, America is confronted with "a big popular win for Mr. Biden, and a narrow electoral defeat."  In the real world, incidentally, that scenario is called a "Trump victory." [...] In the meantime, California, Oregon, and Washington threaten to secede from the union if Trump takes office.

The Editor says...
[#1] I don't think Biden has enough supporters to win the popular vote, except possibly in California.  In the absence of voter fraud, he doesn't have a chance.  [#2] Yes, by all means, if you live in California, Washington, or Oregon, please do secede, whether Trump wins or not.  That will require another very long border wall, but it will be worth the expense.

Tech Tyrant Zuckerberg:  Americans Must Accept that Election May Take WEEKS to Decide — And This is "Normal".  Democrats and Never-Trumpers are planning massive unrest following the November 3rd election.  A top Democrat data and analytics firm funded by Michael Bloomberg claimed it is highly likely President Trump will win by a landslide on election night, but will ultimately lose in the following days after mail-in ballots continue to be counted. [...] And this weekend Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg warned Americans that the election may take weeks to decide.  He also wants Americans to believe this is normal.  It's not.  It's called stealing an election.

Michigan's top elections official says that results won't be available Nov 3.  Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said Sunday that it could take up to a week to count all of Michigan's absentee ballots for November's election.  "We should be prepared for this to be closer to an election week, as opposed to an Election Day," she said on NBC's "Meet the Press."  "The bottom line is we are not going to have the full results and a counting of all of our ballots on election night."

Most voters plan to cast ballots in person this year, even in 'all mail' states.  Devyn Smith won't let the coronavirus or a ballot arriving in her mailbox keep her from showing up in person at the polling station to cast her vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden.  Ms. Smith, a 28-year-old Black woman who works as a teller at a credit union, said going to the polls is more convenient and not any riskier than her everyday activities.  "I work in front of the public all day, every day," she said.

Organizers Of "White House Siege" Predict" Things Could Turn Very Ugly" — Predicts New Civil War.  As November draws closer, President Trump has indeed adopted a more ominous tone about the election.  In speeches and interviews, he complained about "voter fraud" and warns that Democrats will use millions of fraudulent mail-in ballots to steal his second term.  A few days ago Bernie Sanders said that he fears President Donald Trump will refuse to leave office if he loses reelection and is calling on Congress and the media to take action to prepare for that scenario now, he said in an interview with POLITICO. [...] Of course, the Dems have other foot soldiers to do their dirty work for them.  With the chances of a legitimate election win by Joe Biden slowly slipping away, allies of the Democrats are positioning their forces for the chaos that will be unleashed by the reelection of President Trump.

Chief Justice John Roberts Will Decide 2020 Election, Dick Morris Predicts.  Former Clinton campaign adviser Dick Morris predicted during a Sunday interview that the 2020 presidential election is going to drag out because of mail-in voting and end up being decided by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.  As Breitbart reported, Morris told "The Cats Roundtable" host John Catsimatidis that while he believes it will appear that Trump wins in a landslide on Election Night, Democratic officials in swing states will manage in subsequent days to discover millions of mail-in ballots in favor of Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Numerous Illegal Aliens Charged With 2016 Voter Fraud In North Carolina.  Nineteen foreign nationals face federal charges in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina for illegally voting in the 2016 federal elections, according to federal charges.  A federal grand jury in Wilmington charged seven foreign nationals on August 31 on federal felony charges including falsely claiming U.S. citizenship or making false statements on voter registration application, and with misdemeanor charges of unlawfully casting ballots in the 2016 presidential election.  Non-citizens are not eligible to register to vote or to vote in federal elections under U.S. law.

Legal group finds thousands of double voters in battleground states.  A legal foundation has filed two court briefs that assert that double voting by the thousands happened in 2016-2018 in Georgia and North Carolina, as the nation prepares for its first large-scale, mail-in balloting to elect a president.  Anti-universal mail ballot activists say the two states are a tip-off for what will happen in the Nov. 3 election.  Liberal journalists demand that the Trump administration, which opposes mass-mailed ballots in most states, provide evidence of fraud.  The counterargument is that it is difficult to cite such examples when only a handful of states before 2020 adopted remote voting.

Is Mail-In Ballot Fraud Real?  Evidence Says Yes.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled her intent in April:  "Vote by mail is so important to... our democracy so that people have access to voting and not be deterred, especially at this time, by the admonition to stay home."  But while malls, cinemas, and restaurants begin to re-open, Americans are increasingly curious as to the keenness of Democrats to get people to vote by mail.  As of August, at least three-quarters of Americans were eligible to vote by mail in some form.  President Trump recently cited the New York Times' number of 80 million ballots which will "flood election offices this fall, more than double the number that were returned in 2016."

19 Foreign Nationals Charged with Voter Fraud in Swing State North Carolina.  19 foreign nationals were charged in August in North Carolina with voter fraud after voting in the 2016 elections.  The charges are the latest in an ongoing investigation conducted by ICE officials.  Maybe this is why Democrats hate ICE so much?

California to Offer Drive-Thru Voting for November Election in Orange County.  Orange County, California, is offering voters the option to submit a drive-thru ballot this November election season to stem the spread of the coronavirus.  The county will use the Honda Center in Anaheim as a staging location, allowing voters to cast their ballots from their cars or in person inside the arena, the Daily Pilot reported.

When Information Is Disinformation.  While most national media outlets covered the Democratic and Republican National Conventions over the last two weeks, the Washington Post decided to go to war with a little-known website called Protect My Vote.  While the Post labeled the site and its corresponding advertisements a "disinformation campaign," ironically, the paper's own news coverage supports the site's message around a key piece of voter education:  Your vote is more likely to be counted when it is cast in person.  In an added twist, Protect My Vote directs visitors from every state to their specific government agencies to register to vote, to request an absentee ballot, or to find their polling place.  Bizarrely, a site underscoring official government resources is now categorized by the Washington Post as disinformation.

Today's Mainstream Media Wants To Keep Voters Ignorant And Uninformed.  I think the US government needs to run a massive news/publicity campaign (before the media and social media can collude to ban ads) threatening action against anyone who commits any voter fraud.  Any kind, and let them know that they will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.  I would go so far as to offer a reward to anyone who turns in a fraudster or who provides evidence leading to a successful prosecution.  What this would do is create distrust among the crooks.  Is it worth risking jail time?  Is the guy standing next to me videotaping my preparation of multiple ballots?  Could the guy I just asked to help me fill out ballots be an undercover agent?  Likewise, falsely accusing someone of voter fraud would be a crime.  It isn't that hard to find out if someone voted twice.  Voter fraud is not an act of patriotism.  Finally, offer a small reward to anyone turning in an unclaimed ballot (i.e., a ballot left at an apartment building mailbox center) because the addressee isn't there.  There could be thousands of postal workers who decide to leave undeliverable ballots lying around, knowing that they will be picked up and filled out by an unethical Democrat.)

More Illegal Aliens Charged for Voter Fraud in the 2016 Presidential Race.  It's now Sep. 2020, and the feds are still uncovering voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election.  No telling how long it will take to weed through all the illegal votes cast this November, especially if Democrats get their way on vote-by-mail.  In an ongoing investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations office in Raleigh, North Carolina, 19 more illegal aliens have been charged with illegally voting in the 2016 presidential election.  The years-long investigation resulted in charges against 19 other foreign nationals back in Aug. 2018 for also voting illegally in 2016. According to an ICE press release, the illegal aliens violated U.S. election law that bars non-citizens from registering to vote or voting in federal elections under U.S. law.

The Dems Plan to Steal the Presidency.  [Scroll down]  Apart from having Antifa intimidate at the polls, the Biden Campaign has hired hundreds of lawyers to supposedly prevent Trump from stealing the election, but who, in reality, are intended to muck up with legal technicalities and lawsuits what is looking more and more to be a Trump landslide.  At least until they "find in someone's trunk" or manufacture enough votes to turn the election.  Republicans have always seemed remarkably flaccid in their response to these "lost" and "found" votes always being cast for the Democrat. [...] In addition, look for the fabled "October Surprise."  For instance, the NY attorney general will probably attempt to charge Trump with some imaginary crime before election day.  It is common knowledge a prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich, and there is no bigger ham than Trump — all they need do is make the sandwich.  If they have problems vote-harvesting enough votes to steal the election, Dems will, as they did in 2016, roll out media heads, celebrities, and prominent Democrats to convince members of the Electoral College not to award their votes to Trump.  This time they will coerce through doxing, violence, economic intimidation, tweetstorm, and social media ostracism to impel electors to award their votes to Biden.

Drain the Swamp, Or Be Drowned By It.  On the dangers of mail-in voting initiated by unsolicited mass-distribution of ballots according to an always partly obsolescent voters' register, the bipartisan commission headed by President Carter and former Secretary of State James Baker concluded several years ago that this was a great cause of possible fraud and chicanery.  Everyone who believes in honest elections can only hope that the judiciary deals with the pending welter of litigation fairly and effectively, and that the Republicans are as well-mobilized with observers and lawyers at all stages of the voting process as the Democrats, to ensure that skullduggery is either frustrated altogether or of equal weight on both sides.

Facebook to Limit Political Ads Week Before Election, Label Premature Calls.  Facebook Inc. will prohibit new political advertisements in the week before the U.S. presidential election in November and seek to flag any candidates' premature claims of victory, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said.  The steps are meant to head off last-minute misinformation campaigns and limit the potential for civil unrest, Mr. Zuckerberg said in a statement Thursday [9/3/2020].

Or, to put it another way...
Zuckerberg Says Facebook Will Suppress Trump Victory Claims After Election.  In another example of social media companies putting their fingers on the scales in the upcoming president election, Facebook has announced it will suppress what it calls "premature claims of victory by candidates," while failing to identify what that means.  The news comes as The National Pulse highlights the attempts by the left to delay the naming of a winner by several days or over a week after the election.  President Trump shared The National Pulse story with the question:  "Rigged Election?"

Temporary victory:  Texas Supreme Court stops Harris County plan for mail-in voting.  Wednesday [9/2/2020] I wrote about the Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton, filing a lawsuit against Harris County Clerk Christopher Hollins.  His intention is to halt the county clerk's plan to send a mail-in ballot application to every registered voter in Harris County.  Harris County has 2.4 million registered voters, so we're not talking about a small operation here.  At the end of the post I noted that with early voting beginning in just six weeks in Texas, the Texas Supreme Court would likely rule quickly.  They did.  Later Wednesday the ruling in favor of A.G. Paxton came down.  The Texas Supreme Court issued a temporary halt to Hollins' plan.  Paxton's reasoning is that mass mailing would be a blatant violation of Texas election law.

Democrat Mail Fraud Will Take Us to the Brink.  Now that a top Democrat data analytics firm has finally confirmed that Democrats plan to claim victory weeks after the presidential election once enough of their "votes" show up in the mail to be counted, I don't think any rational observer could view this as anything but a promise to destroy the legitimacy of the 2020 election. [...] They have a three-tailed con in play:  (1) attempt to win swing states fast and declare victory before fraudulent ballots can be scrutinized; (2) harvest loose ballots after election day until Trump vote leads disappear; (3) throw the whole mess into state and federal courts until a Democrat-leaning judge gives them a Democrat lead.  At any time that one of these tails secures a Democrat victory, the "useful idiot" #NeverTrumpers and hacks in the press will aid the Democrats in quickly declaring the election over and calling for President Trump's concession. [...] All the chaos lying ahead was preventable, of course.  In the most modern and technically advanced nation in the history of the planet, the idea that the United States cannot vouchsafe the results of a democratic election is absurd.

Dem arrested for voter fraud.  A New Hampshire man, suspected to have been a Democratic Party poll watcher, has been accused of voting twice in the 2016 general election using two different names.  Vincent Marzello, 65, of Lebanon, was arrested Wednesday and charged with wrongful voting, a felony, according to the attorney general's office.  Authorities also are seeking to enforce a civil penalty for obtaining a ballot in someone else's name.

State charges Lebanon man with double voting in 2016.  A West Lebanon man was charged with voting twice in the 2016 election, and used his "alter ego" to sign up as a 2020 campaign ballot inspector for the New Hampshire Democratic Party.  State police arrested Vincent Marzello, 65, Thursday and charged him with voting twice in Lebanon first as himself and then a second time as Helen Elisabeth Ashley.  Both votes were cast from someone claiming to live at 101 Maple St. in West Lebanon.  State prosecutors said Marzello then used Ashley's name to be assigned as an inspector for the upcoming elections.

Massachusetts 4th Congressional District:  Thousands of ballots found in Franklin, Jesse Mermell's campaign solicits recount signatures.  A recount could be looming in the 4th Congressional District race between two Democrats as more uncounted ballots surfaced on Thursday [9/3/2020].  Officials in Newton, Wellesley and Franklin on Thursday [9/3/2020] restarted counting primary ballots after Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin filed a court order to authorize local poll workers to continue counting ballots that were received on time and had not been tallied by the end of Tuesday night.  In Franklin, poll workers Thursday evening were counting about 3,000 uncounted ballots — much more than the previously estimated 600 uncounted ballots, according to a spokeswoman for the Secretary of the Commonwealth's Office.  The newly discovered 3,000 uncounted ballots were mail-in votes that appeared to have never made it to polling locations on Election Day.

The Editor says...
[#1] Any time "missing" or "lost" ballots are discovered after the polls close, or after Election Day, they always favor the Democrats who were trailing in a close election.  If a Democrat wins in a landslide, lost ballots never materialize.  [#2] Why would mail-in votes be addressed to a polling location, rather than the county courthouse?

Jesse Mermell says more uncounted ballots are out there, doesn't rule out recount.  As election officials in three communities in the 4th Congressional District restart counting primary ballots, the candidate in second place said her campaign believes there are even more uncounted ballots in cities and towns across the district.  Jesse Mermell — trailing by 1% to Jake Auchincloss (down 1,443 votes with more than 96% of precincts in) — also wouldn't rule out a recount in the race that's still too close to call.

The Editor says...
How would she know if there were more uncounted ballots "out there?"

Trump campaign bracing for legal battle over election, forming 'coalition' of lawyers.  The Trump campaign is bracing for the possibility of a protracted legal battle in the event of a contested election, even forming what it's calling a "Lawyers for Trump" coalition to "protect the integrity" of November's vote.  Campaign General Counsel Matthew Morgan told Fox News this week that the campaign is urging active and retired attorneys and even law students to volunteer in their nationwide efforts.  "Democrats are working to shred election integrity measures one state at a time, and there's no question they'll continue their shenanigans from now to November and beyond," Morgan told Fox News.  "The Trump campaign is fighting to ensure every valid ballot across America counts — once."

New Narrative Propaganda:  Trump Will Lead Big On Election Night — Biden Will Win Due To Mail-In Ballots.  We are not going to know the winner of the presidential election on the night of November 3rd.  Sadly, we almost certainly won't know the winner the next day either.  In fact, it may be many weeks before a winner is formally declared.  Laws have been passed all over the country to make voting by mail much easier, and it is being very heavily promoted in many states.  It is being projected that at least 83 percent of all U.S. voters will be eligible to vote by mail in November, and that is an astounding number.  If all of those people actually did vote by mail, more than 190 million votes would go through our postal system.  But of course, many people will continue to show up in person and vote the old-fashioned way.  We will get the results from those that vote in person on election day very rapidly like we normally do, but it may take a very long time before all of the mail-in votes are tallied.

AG Bill Barr Goes Off on Wolf Blitzer on Mail-in Voter Fraud.  Attorney General Bill Barr went on with Wolf Blitzer on CNN on Wednesday.  During the discussion Wolf Blitzer tried to defend the Democrat plan to send out MILLIONS of ballots to voters this fall for the general election.  Blitzer thinks this is perfectly fine and acceptable.

Harris County's plan to send mail-in ballot applications to all voters temporarily halted.  The Texas Supreme Court has temporarily blocked Harris County from sending vote-by-mail applications to all of the county's registered voters.  However, county officials had already agreed to refrain from sending the applications to voters for the November election due to a separate legal challenge from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.  On Monday [8/31/2020], Paxton filed a lawsuit against Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins, who spearheaded the move to send out the mail-in ballot applications.

'Playing with fire': Barr says advocates of mass mail-in voting jeopardize public confidence in election.  Attorney General William Barr warned that advocates of mass mail-in voting are preventing public confidence in the upcoming election.  During an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday, Barr said the reason why the United States has not seen examples of widespread voter fraud is because it has not tried mass vote-by-mail.  Citing a bipartisan commission on federal election reform, chaired by former President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James Baker III, he said that the system could enable widespread fraud.

Judge Rules 50,000 Iowa Absentee Ballot Applications Invalid.  A state judge has invalidated more than 50,000 absentee ballot application forms sent to voters in Linn County, Iowa, the second-largest county in the state.  The county auditor's office almost completely filled out the ballot applications, despite the secretary of state's directions that only the election date be included.  The auditor's actions may have also been against a state law that forbids government workers from filling out the forms.  Judge Ian Thornhill agreed with the Trump campaign, which had sued the county over the ballot applications.

Democrat Data Firm Admits 'Incredible' Trump Landslide Will Be Flipped By Mail-In Votes Emerging A Week After Election Day.  A top Democratic data analytics firm has confirmed National Pulse exclusive reporting, claiming it believes President Trump will win on election night but in the following days mail-in ballots will trickle in to reverse the victory in favor of Biden.  The admission, divulged by the company's CEO Josh Mendelsohn in an interview with Axios, confirms predictions made by Brexit architect Nigel Farage and The National Pulse Editor-in-Chief Raheem Kassam on the outlet's newly-launched TV show.  It also follows Hillary Clinton telling Biden "don't concede," irrespective of the election outcome.  Hawkfish — a "data analytics agency founded by Michael Bloomberg to support Democratic candidates" per Axios, contends that President Trump will likely win an "incredible victory" with the Electoral College on election night.

The Democrats Explain Their Voter Fraud Plans.  I expect that President Trump will be re-elected in November.  The Democrats apparently expect that as well.  At least, the Democratic Party web site Axios does.  Thus, Axios is warning the party's faithful that President Trump is likely to win — apparently — on November 3.  But never fear:  weeks remain in which the Democrats can harvest fake ballots! [...] [F]ake Democratic ballots are far more likely to come in by mail, mysteriously mailed in by persons to whom they may or may not have been addressed — millions of those people being dead, moved away, or ineligible to vote.  The "vote by junk mail" regime established in a number of states by the Democrats opens the door to voter fraud to an unprecedented degree.  Which was, of course, the idea.

Assuming that all the votes needed by Democrats are mailed on Election Day:
Bloomberg-Funded Group:  Trump May Win Election Night, But Joe Biden Will Win Days Later Due to Mail-in Votes.  An analytics firm bankrolled by billionaire Michael Bloomberg is predicting that while President Trump will appear to win on November 3, Democrat Joe Biden will actually win the election days later due to mail-in voting.  Josh Mendelsohn, the CEO of Hawkfish — funded by Bloomberg and currently working for various pro-Biden super PACs — told Axios that his firm predicts a "red mirage" where Trump wins on election day but Biden wins the election days later when mail-in votes are counted.

The Editor says...
It's too late now, but mail-in voting should never have been legalized.  If the Republicans ever win again, mail-in voting should be eliminated.  At the very least, the rules should be changed to require that the mail-in ballots must be received on or before Election Day.

"The Red Mirage" theory provides the justification for Democrat mischief post Election Day.  The Red Mirage theory, that Trump will have a significant lead on Election Night, but will lose when mail-in ballots are counted, is the excuse for Democrats to spend weeks trying to count ballots in Democrat areas that arrive late or that don't comply with the rules, and to disqualify valid ballots in Republican areas.

Dem operative warns 'red mirage' lead for Trump on Election Night; real Biden win won't show for days.  Would it surprise anyone that a Democrat operative is predicting that Joe Biden will win the presidency after the mail-in ballots get counted?  President Trump, who appears to be surging in the polls, will be in the lead on Election Night, but that's just a "red mirage," according to Josh Mendelsohn, the CEO of a Michael Bloomberg-founded data analytics firm called Hawkfish.  By the following Sunday when mail-ins get counted, Biden will be in the driver's seat, however, Mendelsohn's modeling supposedly indicates.

Mass vote-by-mail really does invite fraud — we need to guard against it.  Voting fraud, especially via mail-in ballots, is a cinch to pull off, warns a top Democratic operative, who's done it repeatedly.  Yet voting by mail will be a huge part of the November election.  Which is why officials need to plug the holes now.  Fixing ballots "is a real thing" and plenty common, says the insider in Jon Levine's eye-opener in Sunday's [New York] Post.  States, he pleads, need to address major security gaps to protect the November election.  Indeed, as few as 500 or 1,000 votes can be enough "to flip" entire states, notes the source, who (as The Post confirmed) has worked in numerous legislative, mayoral and congressional races across the tri-state area.  Among the scams he describes:
  •   Postmen or others simply discard ballot-stuffed envelopes from areas that lean heavily toward a candidate they oppose.
  •   Operatives offer to mail completed ballots for voters, then steam open the envelopes and switch in their own ballots.
  •   Insiders "help" the elderly by filling out ballots for them.  In some nursing homes, "the nurse is actually paid" to do that.
  •   Voters are flat-out bribed.
Thanks to the pandemic, 20 states (including New York) have changed their rules to make it far easier to vote by mail, The Washington Post reports.  Even before that, 34 states let anyone vote absentee.

Judge rules Georgia ballots mailed by Election Day must be counted.  A federal judge on Monday [8/31/2020] extended the deadline for absentee ballots to be returned in Georgia, ruling that they must be counted if postmarked by Election Day and delivered up to three days afterward.  The decision will likely result in tens of thousands of ballots being counted after Nov. 3 that would have otherwise been rejected, enough to swing close elections.  The ruling invalidates Georgia's requirement that ballots had to be received at county election offices by 7 p.m. on Election Day.  U.S. District Judge Eleanor Ross wrote that voters must be protected during the coronavirus pandemic, when record numbers of Georgians are expected to cast absentee ballots.

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This decision / edict guarantees the election will continue for several days after Election Day, which in turn allows the Democrats to figure out, on the evening of November 3rd, how far behind their candidates are, at the moment the legitimate polls close, "find" enough ballots to catch up, and get them postmarked by midnight.  Expect to see far more than 100 percent voter turnout in some precincts.

Confessions of a voter fraud:  I was a master at fixing mail-in ballots.  A top Democratic operative says voter fraud, especially with mail-in ballots, is no myth.  And he knows this because he's been doing it, on a grand scale, for decades.  Mail-in ballots have become the latest flashpoint in the 2020 elections.  While President Trump and the GOP warn of widespread manipulation of the absentee vote that will swell with COVID polling restrictions, many Democrats and their media allies have dismissed such concerns as unfounded.  But the political insider, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he fears prosecution, said fraud is more the rule than the exception.  His dirty work has taken him through the weeds of municipal and federal elections in Paterson, Atlantic City, Camden, Newark, Hoboken and Hudson County and his fingerprints can be found in local legislative, mayoral and congressional races across the Garden State.  Some of the biggest names and highest office holders in New Jersey have benefited from his tricks, according to campaign records The [New York] Post reviewed.

Federal Judge Rules Texas Must Allow Online Voter Registration with Driver's License Renewal.  A federal judge ruled Friday that Texas violated federal law by not allowing residents to register to vote when they renewed their driver's license online, despite state officials' push to preserve the requirement of paper registrations.  In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia concluded the state's restriction was "breaking the National Voter Registration Act, which mandates that states must allow residents to register to vote when applying for or renewing their driver's licenses," according to the Hill.

Without Voter Fraud Operations, You Would Have Never Heard of Kamala Harris.  For the past several weeks, Democrats have been pounding on the drum of claiming that President Trump was enacting some horrible policies that were going to destroy election integrity across the country.  As the Wuhan Virus continues to wreak havoc across the world, numerous state and county officials have moved all voters to mail ballot to encourage voter engagement.  Dems however, see this as an opportunity to engage in ballot harvesting operations across the country. [...] In my more than a decade working on political campaigns, I witnessed voter fraud operations by the dozens.  One of the elections in which I was involved was the 2010 race for Attorney General in the State of California.  The race came down to two big city powerhouse District Attorneys, Steve Cooley from Los Angeles County and the at-the-time-little-known Kamala Harris of San Francisco.  In the weeks leading up to the race, stories began to circulate about mail ballot operations being conducted throughout the state by forces loyal to Harris' team.

Based on Recent Results the USPS Is Only Part of the Problem with Mail-in Voting.  Between the two conventions this month there has been a curious dose of dissonance emerging on the left and in the press.  At once there has been the effort made to declare Qanon a toxic conspiracy mill, with the intent of making anyone who can be accused of connection or being supportive poisoned as a result.  At the same time these sources have been willing to push the narrative that President Trump is attempting to shut down the US Postal Service ahead of the proposed nationwide mail-in voting effort.  It is a marvel of obliviousness that those who are decrying conspiracy theories are circulating "proof" of the President's alleged efforts.  A brokedown mail vehicle on a tow truck was said to have been stolen, with votes inside.  Mailboxes with locks on them, and those taken off the streets in a years-in-the-process refurbishment program were said to be done to block votes.  Then there was the sorting machine outrage.  Old and decommissioned machines that had been upgraded and replaced were said to be shut down on Trump's order, absent anything approaching evidence.

Iowa judge's ruling hands Trump campaign early win on mail-in ballots.  An Iowa judge's ruling invalidating 50,000 requests for absentee ballots because an election official pre-filled voters' personal information has handed President Trump's campaign an early win in its fight against expanded mail-in balloting.  Judge Ian Thornhill this week ruled Linn County Auditor Joel Miller, a Democrat, overstepped his bounds by pre-entering personal information in the ballots mailed out to county voters.  Miller has been ordered to void the original ballot requests and inform voters in writing they must process new absentee ballots or show up to the polls to vote in person.

Mail-in ballots were part of a plot to deny Lincoln reelection in 1864.  Traveling to Baltimore in the fall of 1864, Orville Wood had no way of knowing he would soon uncover the most elaborate election conspiracy in America's brief history.  Wood was a merchant from Clinton County in the most northeastern corner of New York.  As a supporter of President Abraham Lincoln, he was tasked with visiting troops from his hometown to "look after the local ticket."  New York legislators had only established the state's mail-in voting system in April with the intent of ensuring the suffrage of White troops battling the Confederate Army.  The results of the 1864 elections would heavily affect the outcome of the war.

Dems want 'chaos' so they can count ballots after election day:  Jordan.  Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, the first night of the Republican National Convention, the Postal Service controversy and big tech censorship.  [Video clip]

Hillary Clinton Tells Joe Biden Not To Accept The Election Results If He Loses.  According to Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden will "eventually" win the 2020 election — or at least she believes so.  In order for that to happen, however, Joe Biden must not accept the election results if things "drag out."  Specifically, Clinton thinks Biden "should not concede under any circumstances."  "If it's a close election — like say Biden 'wins' — what do you think Trump will do?" Jennifer Palmieri asked the former secretary of state and failed 2016 presidential candidate on an episode of Showtime's "The Circus."  Clinton suggested Republicans will try different strategies, such as "messing up absentee balloting" like she said they have done in Wisconsin (as if Hillary knows what happens in Wisconsin).  "The only way they can win is by either suppressing or stopping voting or outright intimidating people into feeling that they have to go with the strong guy," Clinton said.

Hillary Clinton is exactly who she warned voters about in 2016.  It is not every day that a politico embodies the absolute worst things they allege of their opponent.  But projection appears to be Hillary Clinton's only real talent.  The failed two-time presidential candidate counseled this week that Democratic nominee Joe Biden "should not concede" to President Trump "under any circumstances," even if it means holding out long past Election Day. [...] Clinton added, "Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances because I think this is going to drag out, and eventually, I do believe he will win if we don't give an inch and if we are as focused and relentless as the other side is."  There is more.  "In the recent Michigan primary," Clinton continued, "I was told, in Detroit, Republicans had 40 lawyers challenging absentee mail-in voting and a local reporter talking to one of the lawyers he knew was told it was a 'dry run' for November."

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As with any Clinton anecdote, don't believe it until you have other sources who can verify it.

Detroit Absentee Ballot Chaos: 'So Inaccurate We Can't Even Attempt to Make Right'.  Wayne County, Michigan, leaders want the Secretary of State to intervene after there was chaos while counting absentee ballots on primary election night. [...] According to state law, precincts cannot be counted where poll books — that is, a list of registered voters in that precinct — are not matched with the ballots.  Data presented to the board said 81 precincts, including 73 absentee voter precincts, were +/- 5 votes "without explanation."

NJ Election Invalidated Over Rampant Voter Fraud... Which I Was Told Doesn't Happen in the US.  Voter fraud really doesn't happen here.  It's a right-wing talking point.  It just doesn't happen here.  These are all the things I've heard about voter fraud peddled by Democrats and their allies in the media.  Well, in Paterson, New Jersey, it shows that a) voter fraud can happen here; and b) what the 2020 election could look like if this mail-in voting scheme pushed by Democrats over COVID is fully enacted.  Folks, we're heading for a train wreck.  The US Postal Service warned at least 40 states that not all of their ballots could be counted in time for the 2020 election.

Democrats 'Go Postal' over Mail-in Ballots.  [Scroll down]  Although Article I, Section 4, Clause 1 (i.e., the Elections Clause) confers on "each State" considerable powers regarding elections, it also says Congress has a say in elections.  Because only citizens can legally vote in elections for federal officials, federal elections should be totally separate from state and local elections.  In other words, when one votes for president and members of Congress, those offices should be the only thing on the ballot.  Two years ago, I wrote that having separate elections for federal officials would be a way to expedite in-person voting.  And that's because with a maximum of only three choices to be made (or even just one if a straight-party option were allowed), voters could vote much more quickly.  You see, the problem with our "mixed" elections, with both federal and non-federal items on the ballot, is that the states and local governments load up the ballot with lots of officials and even initiatives and amendments that force people to take time, hence the hated queues.

Another Potential Election Fiasco:  Vanishing Volunteers at the Polls.  The good news is that leading experts believe it will be safe for nearly all Americans to vote in person at the polls this November.  Dr. Anthony Fauci told National Geographic that those who are medically compromised can vote by mail but that otherwise "there's no reason why we shouldn't be able to vote in person or otherwise."  The bad news is that states are facing a shortage of thousands of poll workers as older volunteers at higher risk for coronavirus cancel plans to show up on Election Day.

Judge Orders New Election in New Jersey After Voter Fraud Charges.  A New Jersey judge this week ordered a new election held for a City Council race, nearly two months after the challenger and three others were charged in a voter fraud scheme.  The May 12 election "was not the fair, free, and full expression of the intent of the voters," Superior Court Judge Ernest Caposela wrote in his three-page ruling.  "It was rife with mail in vote procedural violations constituting nonfeasance and malfeasance."  Third Ward Councilman William McKoy brought the matter to court after challenger Alex Mendez was charged.  Mendez beat McKoy by 245 votes.  Officials said Mendez, in violation of election laws, tried to be the bearer of a ballot in the same district he was trying to win.  Approximately 24 percent of the ballots cast in the Third Ward election were rejected, in comparison to an average of 9.6 percent in other municipal elections.

Hans von Spakovsky warns mail-in balloting puts voters at risk of intimidation by campaigns, activists.  The adoption of universal mail-in balloting in the 2020 election could leave voters vulnerable to arm-twisting by "political guns for hire," former Federal Election Commission member Hans von Spakovsky told "Life, Liberty & Levin" in an interview airing Sunday.  "The purpose of in-person voting, which is the way we have voted since the beginning of the country is because, most importantly, you are filling out your ballot," von Spakovsky told host Mark Levin.  "You're doing it under the supervision of election officials and the observation of poll watchers so that you can ensure that no one is pressuring or coercing you in the polling place to vote a particular way, and then you yourself are putting the ballot in the ballot box.  "All of that is not happening when you vote by mail," von Spakovsky continued.  "The electioneering laws, for example — which prohibit candidates from electioneering anywhere inside or close to a polling place — don't apply to people's homes.  So that means that party activists, campaign staffers, political guns for hire can show up at your home and pressure you to vote a particular way or coerce you to vote a particular way.["]

If the November election is close, expect bad things due to a surge of mail-in ballots.  Donald Trump has warned that the surge in mail-in ballots, part of a deliberate Democrat strategy, could cause severe problems that would leave the result of the presidential election in doubt for days or weeks.  Part of it is voting fraud, something Democrats and the media discount completely.  Part of it is mail delays, which Democrats and the media insanely and falsely blame on Trump.  The third part is invalidation of ballots which has a high rate for mail-in voting in 2020 primaries.  Disregard for this purpose fraud — mail delays and fights over ballot invalidation could leave the results unknown and cause mayhem.

Canvassers demand answers after 72% of Detroit's absentee ballot counts were off.  Recorded ballot counts in 72% of Detroit's absentee voting precincts didn't match the number of ballots cast, spurring officials in Michigan's largest county to ask the state to investigate ahead of a pivotal presidential election.  Without an explanation from Detroit election workers for the mismatches, the Wayne County Board of Canvassers requested this week for Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson's office to examine the "training and processes" used in Detroit's Aug. 4 primary, which one official described as a "perfect storm" of challenges.  The board is charged with certifying election results.  In 46% of all Detroit's precincts — absentee and Election Day — vote counts were out of balance, according to information presented Tuesday to the Wayne County Board of Canvassers.  Specifically, the number of ballots tracked in precinct poll books did not match the number of ballots counted.

The Stench of Mendacity at the Democratic Convention.  President Trump's concern about huge numbers of ballots being mailed to nonexistent voters or to the wrong addresses and filled out and returned through the post office fraudulently by party organizers is well-founded.  He has appointed a postmaster general with a mandate to shape up the Postal Service, but there is no reason for optimism that in its present condition it could handle 75 million presidential election ballots coming and going.  The occasional deployment of federal marshals and national guardsmen has been to prevent urban guerrillas and hooligans from burning down federal buildings and destroying the monuments to America's great men.  Trump expressed concern that the Democratic plan to flood the country with posted ballots and harvest them to their own advantage might provoke litigation that would not allow the winner to be identified by inauguration day.  He has said that, of course, he would leave office on January 20 if he lost the election.  This entire argument is an unutterable fabrication.

Judge Orders Election Redo After NJ Democrats Charged with Voter Fraud.  A judge ordered a do-over election held in November for a city council seat in Paterson, New Jersey, due to the apparent winner and a sitting councilman being charged with voter fraud.  State Superior Court Judge Ernest Caposela issued the ruling on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.

California hires stealth Dem activists to manage 'non-partisan' mail-in ballots.  As the state of California prepares to send mail-in ballots to more than 20 million registered voters ahead of the general election, concerned citizens have raised questions about the role of hired experts with ties to partisan Democratic groups. [...] The Democracy Fund, hired by Secretary of State Alex Padilla in May to oversee the mail-in ballot program in California until January 15, 2021, purports to be a non-partisan organization.  In California, the state's top election monitors for the general election includes Jennifer Morrell, president of the Democracy Fund since 2018, and Noah Praetz, the former director of elections in Cook County, Illinois, which has a reputation of voter fraud going back decades.  However, the Democracy Fund's primary sponsor, billionaire Pierre Omidyar, has given millions of dollars to leftist causes and media outlets and Democratic Party candidates and groups.  Omidyar was one of the biggest donors to the NeverTrump Political Action Committee (PAC) during the 2016 election.

Judge Orders New Recount in Paterson City Council Race Determined By Just One Vote.  A judge has ordered a second recount in a Paterson City Council race that was decided by just one vote, a county spokesman said — amid a vote-by-mail election marred by widespread fraud allegations.  The recount in the contest between Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman and Shahin Khalique will be held June 19 at 9 a.m., Passaic Board of Elections spokesman Keith Furlong said Monday [8/17/2020].  The city's vote-by-mail election has been plagued by widespread voter fraud claims already under multiple investigations.  News of a second recount in that race came just one day after an incumbent candidate formally contested the results of his race, which he lost his seat.

Final Day of the Democrat Pros and Cons — As PR Pros Combine to Con America.  [Scroll down]  Yes, of course we have had "absentee voting" for years.  The country is experienced in conducting that component of a larger election.  But we have not previously had a mail-in election for 130 million voters.  Are we ready for it?  Is a presidential election suited to be the first time to try such a massive change in our nationwide voting?  It certainly is within reason to raise concerns, to ask the questions.  Yet, the Democrats mock the President's questions and concerns by having an Instagram lip-syncer, Sarah Cooper, on screen.  Her shtik is cute in the juvenile way that third-graders are amused when a student is called up to the front of class and mimics the teacher.  Again, these are the same Democrats who still do not accept the outcome of the last election, conducted with more traditional procedures and, as we now know after two years and $32 million of Robert Mueller, without Russian-induced voter fraud.

Trump Campaign Sues Three Iowa Counties over Mail-in Ballot Request Forms 'Pre-Filled' with Information.  The Trump campaign is suing three Iowa counties over their absentee ballots, which arrived "pre-filled with information" — something the campaign claims violates Secretary of State Paul Pate's (R) instruction to mail blank forms to voters.  The Trump campaign has launched lawsuits against Johnson, Linn, and most recently, Woodbury County over the mailing of absentee ballot request forms featuring pre-filled information, including "names, dates of birth and a voting pin number that few people know," according to the Associated Press (AP).

Voter Fraud:  Man Arrested in L.A. for Voting 3 Times as His Dead Mother.  A man from Norwalk, California, in Los Angeles County was arrested and charged last month for voting three times as his dead mother, as well as voting for himself, the Los Angeles District Attorney announced in a statement on Tuesday [8/18/2020]. [...] The charges were announced, coincidentally, in the midst of the Democratic National Convention, as Democrats accused President Donald Trump of exaggerating the potential for voter fraud in his push against automatic vote-by-mail.

The Audacity of Chutzpah.  [Scroll down]  Democrats are attacking President Trump over emergency funding for the US Postal Service — which has had little role in elections until this year for a very good reason:  local election boards are designed to minimize the possibility of a politically appointed national Postmaster-General having much influence at the precinct level.  This is why we have the secret ballot, polling booths, and bipartisan poll-watchers.  And why both parties traditionally opposed vote-by-mail schemes in the past — because it would be an open invitation to fraud and undermine the legitimacy of the process.  Every fraudulent vote cancels out a genuine vote, depriving citizens of their electoral rights.  Which makes voter fraud a form of voter suppression.  Thus, mail-in voting ensures that every vote doesn't count.

Has Someone Else Been Using Your Vote?  After the 2018 General Election, I surprisingly discovered that I was still listed as an active registered voter in Ohio.  I had moved from Ohio to South Carolina six years earlier!  I also discovered that my father, who passed away in 2017, was still listed as an active registered voter in Florida (a year after his death).  Armed with this information, I decided to conduct an experiment.  I compiled a spreadsheet of deceased individuals that I found from online obituaries.  My goal was simple.  I was interested in looking at deceased individuals from my county and reconciling those with the registered voter logs.  After doing this for over a year, I was able to find 67 deceased active registered voters (in my county) that were never removed from the active registered voter database.  Soon, the word got out about my findings with the deceased voters.  A group of volunteers began combing through online obituaries to see how many deceased active registered voters we could find in the state of South Carolina.  To date, we have discovered 650+ deceased active registered voters in only 6 of the 46 South Carolina counties.

Trump indicates election won't be 'fair' if universal mail-in voting allowed.  President Trump, in a Monday morning interview with "Fox & Friends," said the U.S. is "never going to have a fair" presidential election if universal mail-in voting is widely allowed.  Trump reacted to media pundits who discussed the possibility that he may refuse to leave office if he didn't accept the result of the presidential election.  Trump warned the election may be tainted by fraud stemming from mail-in voting.  "I have to tell you, that if you go with this universal mail-in ... tens of millions of ballots being sent to everybody and their dogs, dogs are getting them okay, people that have been dead for 25 years are getting them, you have to see what's happening.  Then you're never going to have a fair election," Trump said.  He later added that if universal mail-in voting were allowed to go forward, it would be "the greatest scam of all time."

Imagine 'Antifa Ballot-Harvesters.' It Isn't Hard To Do.  Think about the potential for antifa "ballot-harvesters." Even before Saturday, when Congresswoman Ayana Presley called for more riots and "unrest" on America's streets over mail-in ballots and U.S. Postal Service (USPS) funding, I worried about the mob and your ballot.  "Ballot-harvester" is a term for a person allowed to pick up someone else's ballot and, in some cases, fill it in and take it to the polling place, elections center, or post office.  See the list of states below and their rules on other people "harvesting" your ballot.  At least 27 states allow someone else to handle your ballot.  In 2018, in Orange County, Calif., an entire congressional delegation in that reliably rock-ribbed conservative area was lost due to ballot-harvesters collecting and, in some cases, filling out ballots for others.

Peter Navarro:  Dems Want USPS to Be 'Ballot-Harvesting Service'.  Sunday [8/16/2020] on Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends Weekend," White House trade and manufacturing adviser Peter Navarro accused Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) of trying to turn the U.S. Postal Service into a "ballot harvesting service."  Navarro said, "Let's think about it.  First, the irony of what's getting Chuck and Nancy back to Washington; it's not concern about the working men and women of America, who really need our help right now.  They want to come back so they can rename the post office the United States ballot harvesting service.  So it's unfortunate we get these — in the middle of the election — we get all these new cycle things going on that they seize upon."

Trump backers more likely to vote in person than Biden supporters: poll.  Nearly half of Joe Biden's backers said they plan to mail in a ballot for their candidate, while two-thirds of President Trump's supporters plan to vote in person on Nov. 3, according to a poll released Monday [8/17/2020].  Only 26 percent of Biden voters said they would do so in person at a polling place on Election Day, with 47 percent planning to mail their ballot and another 21 percent opting to cast a vote at an early in-person voting site, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey found.  In contrast, 66 percent of Trump voters will go to the polls in person and just 11 percent intend to vote by mail, while 20 percent will vote early in person.

Why We Can't Trust Postal Workers With Our Ballots.  If you are queasy about entrusting the U.S. Postal Service with a vastly expanded role in our electoral system in the midst of a crucial election, the following news will exacerbate your nausea.  Last Friday, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) followed the lead of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) by endorsing presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. [...] Even if we assume that most postal workers are nonpartisan, there is enormous potential for chaos associated with a wholesale increase in absentee voting.  The leadership of the USPS has already warned most states that millions may be disfranchised by late delivery of ballots.  The Washington Post reports, "The U.S. Postal Service recently sent detailed letters to 46 states and D.C. warning that it cannot guarantee that all ballots cast by mail for the November election will arrive in time to be counted."  As alarming as such warnings are, they aren't as perilous as a politicized postal service.  Trump voters simply can't trust their ballots to mail carriers represented by unions that endorse his opponent.

Official Democrat Party Organization Urges Foreign Ex-Pats to Mail In Two Ballots — "It's Okay" — They Claim.  The Democrat Party is encouraging Ex-Pats to complete and mail in two ballots in this year's election — "It's okay" they claim!  The Democrat Party is sending out ballots to the members abroad and blatantly claiming it's okay to send in two ballots.  In a memo to fellow Democrats, the organization labeled DemocratsAbroad.org is encouraging Democrats to vote more than once in the upcoming election.  Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States.

A Sampling of Recent Election Fraud Cases from Across the United States.  The Heritage Foundation's Election Fraud Database presents a sampling of recent proven instances of election fraud from across the country.  This database is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list.  It does not capture all cases and certainly does not capture reported instances that are not investigated or prosecuted.  It is intended to demonstrate the vulnerabilities in the election system and the many ways in which fraud is committed.  In addition to diluting the votes of legitimate voters, fraud can have an impact in close elections, and we have many close elections in this country.  Preventing, deterring, and prosecuting election fraud is essential to protecting the integrity of our voting process.  Reforms intended to ensure such integrity do not disenfranchise voters and, in fact, protect their right to vote.  Winning elections leads to political power and the incentives to take advantage of security vulnerabilities are great, so it is important that we take reasonable steps to make it hard to cheat, while making it easy for legitimate voters to vote.

Michigan Rejects 846 Mailed Ballots 'Because the Voter Was Dead'.  Michigan clerks rejected 10,694 mailed ballots during the August 4 primary.  Of those, 846 ballots were not accepted "because the voter was dead," the Detroit News reported.  Further, 2,225 ballots were denied because there was no voter signature on the envelope, and 1,111 votes were discarded because the voter moved to a new address after submitting the ballot.  The state claimed the dead voters died between the time they submitted the ballot and when it was counted.

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Or maybe they were already dead before the ballots were submitted.  It is difficult to believe that 846 people — healthy enough to mark a ballot — died in the relatively short voting window for the Michigan primary.

What mail-in voting crisis?  Nobody has to vote by mail.  With their characteristic sick Alinskyite tactic of targeting political opponents at their homes, a very socially undistanced mob of hysterics targeted the postmaster general, claiming that President Trump was conspiring to destroy the election through the dysfunction of the postal service. [...] Anyone who thinks there's a problem with the postal service has a right and obligation to simply bypass the unreliable agency and voting the way people have done since voting was invented — by getting in line at a polling station, placing that involuntarily received mail-in ballot into the counting box, and demanding and taking a receipt.

Fauci: In-Person Voting in November Can Be Done Safely.  Voters can safely vote in-person in the upcoming election if proper precautions are followed, according to a top infectious disease expert.  "I think if carefully done, according to the guidelines, there's no reason that I can see why that not be the case," Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said during an event broadcast Thursday [8/13/2020].  "For example, when you look at going to a grocery store now in many regions and counties and cities that are doing it correctly, they have X's every six or more feet.  And it says, "Don't leave this spot until the person in front of you left their spot."  And you can do that, if you go and wear a mask, if you observe the physical distancing, and don't have a crowded situation, there's no reason why you shouldn't be able to do that," he added, after being asked about in-person voting at the National Geographic event.

Post Office warns states across US about mail voting.  The U.S. Postal Service is warning states coast to coast that it cannot guarantee all ballots cast by mail for the November election will arrive in time to be counted, even if mailed by state deadlines, raising the possibility that millions of voters could be disenfranchised.

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You won't be "disenfranchised" if you show up at a polling place on Election Day with a valid photo ID card in your hand.

The Postal Service Isn't a Voting System.  The mail system is running at a deficit and it was never intended as a massive voting service.  The Constitution does grant Congress the power to "establish Post Offices and post Roads" (oh for the days when Congress had to be granted the power to create an entire institution by the Constitution, when it was assumed that it did not have the power to do so wholesale), but it's not its responsibility to provide for elections.  States and municipalities have the option of bringing into being their own delivery system for the job.  And if you think I'm being facetious, Amazon built its own delivery system, built on the Fed-Ex model, by using contractors and subcontractors, within a vanishingly short time.  Uber, Lyft, and multiple food delivery services operate on a nationwide basis.  If there are apps for mobile dog grooming and car washing, how hard would it be to arrange mass delivery and pickup of voting materials?  Surely even the Democrat states and cities that... sorry.  Right.  They couldn't be expected to manage what a bunch of Stanford dropouts do on a regular basis.  Not that such a system would be remotely trustworthy, but states like Nevada signing off on ballot harvesting obviously don't care about trustworthy.

Election Day will become Election Week.  Lyndon B. Johnson would have loved this!
Pennsylvania asks court to allow ballots to be received three days after Election Day due to Postal Service delays.  To be clear, the request here isn't to let Pennsylvania voters mail ballots after polls close.  They need to be postmarked before then.  The request is to have the court extend the deadline for when ballots need to be received in order to be counted, which by law is 8 p.m. on Election Day.  Right now, the Postal Service recommends that ballots be mailed a full week before Election Day, i.e.  October 27, in order to ensure that they're received on time.  But Pennsylvania law allows voters to *apply* for a ballot up until October 27.  That means many voters won't even have ballots in hand until after the USPS's recommended deadline.

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[#1] If you wait until the last minute to apply for a mail-in ballot, you bear the responsibility if you don't get a chance to vote.  [#2] Which is more difficult to produce:  Counterfeit money, or counterfeit ballots and postmarks?

Minneapolis tallies record voter turnout in primary; 65% of ballots were cast early.  Minneapolis voters turned out in record numbers for Tuesday's primary, according to a city spokesperson.  In all, 130,888 ballots were cast, and 85,217, or 65%, were cast early.  It marks the first time more people voted early than on the day of an election in Minneapolis, the city said.  Turnout in this year's election shattered the previous record for a primary, which was set in 2018 with 101,266 ballots cast.  Under a new state law, all ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and be received in the mail no later than two days of the primary.  About 8,300 mail-in ballots were delivered on Wednesday and Thursday and were added to the results from Tuesday night, the city said.

Election Lawsuit:  Plaintiffs Say They Are Afraid to Vote, While Posting Activism on Social Media.  As the country has experienced the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been sweeping attempts to fundamentally change the way the nation votes.  Many states have altered and loosened the requirements to vote absentee and by mail, while critics have argued that mail-in and full absentee voting increases the possibility of voter fraud.  In recent months, Democrats across the country have made vote-by-mail a tenet of their campaigns, arguing that millions of Americans will be disenfranchised if they aren't permitted to vote by mail because they are terrified to leave their houses due to the virus and the potential to spread it to vulnerable populations.  UncoverDC columnist Brian Cates showcased some of the hypocrisy in a recent column.  President Trump has vociferously argued that mail-in voting would invite a myriad of issues, and be rife with fraud.  His critics have attacked, claiming that mail-in voting is a safe and secure way to hold elections, despite numerous examples to the contrary.  In fact, just this May a batch of absentee South Carolina ballots destined for Charleston ended up in Maryland, and before that, Greenville, SC absentee voters received the wrong ballots in the mail.

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If you are afraid to leave your house because there might be viruses in the air, you should not vote.

Trump Is Right About Mail-In Ballots.  I begin with a personal story to make a greater point.  Two weeks ago, I mailed an 8-by-10-inch envelope from a Miami post office to an address in New York state.  The postage was correct, as was the address and ZIP code.  One week passed and the recipient emailed to say the envelope had not arrived, so I mailed another one.  Last week, he wrote to say that the second one had arrived.  A few days after that he wrote again to say the one mailed earlier had finally been delivered after a 10-day delay.  Normally, a first-class mailing would not have taken more than three business days.  Multiply my experience by the 100 million that could be expected from an all-mail-in election and the problem should be obvious.

Mail-in Voting and the Future of American Democracy.  It's been twenty years since the Bush-Gore election recount debacle in Florida with its chads, butterfly ballots, lawsuits, delay, and uncertainty.  Since 2000, the World Trade Center has been replaced with a gleaming new tower, babies have been born and grown into adulthood, smartphones have been invented and become something on the order of essential bodily appendages, and despite all that the supposedly greatest democracy of all time still has backwards easily-corrupted election systems.  After twenty years, this lingering situation is either a colossal failure of government or it is deliberate.  And since elections are conducted by the states, the guilty party in all this is... the states.

Puerto Rico gov sues elections commission in primary debacle.  Puerto Rico's governor on Tuesday added new demands to conflicting proposals for rescuing the U.S. territory's botched primary election, suing to insist on an election re-do at all polling centers that opened late — not just those where a lack of ballots kept people from voting[.]  The lawsuit filed by Gov. Wanda Vázquez also seeks to stop the release of unconfirmed results from centers where voting did take place on Sunday.  The island's Supreme Court agreed to hear the case.  A failure to supply ballots and other issues kept people from voting at a little under half of the island's 110 polling places.

RNC files emergency request with Supreme Court over requirements for mail-in ballots.  The Republican National Committee has asked the Supreme Court to intervene in a case involving relaxing some signature and witness requirements for mail-in ballots.  The case involves several voting rights groups and Rhode Island officials.  The RNC and the Republican Party of Rhode Island have asked for a decision before mail-in ballots are due to go out Aug. 12.  Republicans are challenging moves to eliminate the state's requirements for witness and notary requirements for voting by mail because of the coronavirus crisis.  The respondents in the case are Common Cause Rhode Island, the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island, the secretary of state of Rhode Island and the members of the Rhode Island Board of Elections.

Half a million incorrect absentee ballot applications sent across Virginia, including to dead people.  A non-profit group says more than a half-million inaccurate applications for absentee ballots were mistakenly sent across Virginia this week — including to dead voters, errant relatives and even a pet — in an unprecedented mailing flub that has heightened concerns about the integrity of expanding mail-in voting efforts.  The mistakes raised alarms with recipients as diverse as election monitors, members of the League of Women Voters and a retired FBI agent.  The Center for Voter Information, the nonprofit group that sent the mailers with pre-filled absentee ballots, is now apologizing.  The Center for Voter Information said the absentee application mailings were sent to "eligible voters" in the state and "some of the mailers may have directed the return envelopes" for the absentee applications to the wrong election offices.

NY Democrats are moving to lock in one-party rule — maybe forever.  This is evident in all their perfidy and skulduggery.  This has all the hallmarks of a tinpot dictatorship.  And while this is New York State, rest assured the totalitarian party will like nothing more than to roll this plan out nationally.

Mark Levin calls journalists 'liars' for not reporting on vote-by-mail issues.  Conservative radio show host Mark Levin slammed journalists as "liars" for a lack of reporting on cases in which mail-in ballots caused disruptions during elections.  "Let me give the media some evidence, from the media," Levin said during an appearance on Fox & Friends on Sunday morning [8/9/2020] before rattling off cases in which mail-in ballots caused voting disruption.  "Here's a piece in Just The News.  Half a million, half a million, by my calculation, that's 500,000, incorrect absentee ballot applications sent across Virginia, including to dead people.  Look at this one, 'Nevada sent more than 200,000 mail and primary ballots to the wrong addresses.' Wow."  "By my calculation, that's now 700,000," he continued.  "'84,000 mail-in ballots disqualified in New York City primary vote.'  Wow. ... California, we checked at 102,000 mail-in ballots because of mistakes.  'New Jersey, all mail-in vote debacle is a warning for November.'  Here's one, 'Developed countries 'ban' mail-in voting, US would be 'laughing stock.'"

Group sends hundreds of thousands of 'potentially misleading' ballot applications.  A voter registration group is sending hundreds of thousands of mail-in and absentee ballots to voters in states that do not automatically mail the ballot applications themselves.  The Center for Voter Information, a 501(c)4 nonprofit advocacy organization, is responsible for the mail-in ballot applications, in an apparent attempt to promote the voting method President Trump has repeatedly condemned.  The mailings contain legitimate ballot applications, but at first glance appear to be from a government source, which is "potentially misleading" for recipients, according to election officials.

The Coming Mail-In Balloting Scam.  [...] They have been successful in getting the American population habituated and conditioned to wearing a mask.  We dutifully complied.  Next, they are telling us we need to be vaccinated and a computer geek is leading the charge.  We will probably comply.  New York and New Jersey toss infected people into nursing homes like hand grenades to reduce the a demographic which would probably vote conservative.  Plus the Nursing home industry is a very strong lobby in all states and they can bill at higher rates for COVID patients.  Plus they can gather personal data from the deceased.  Then the Democrats want to close schools.  This is another control tactic aimed at the nuclear family, not to mention the economy, while denying people a venue to cast their ballots.

This probably has a lot to do with voter fraud:
Fake driver's licenses flooding into US from China, other countries, US says.  Counterfeit documents are giving criminals a license to commit a host of offenses, including terrorism, U.S. officials say — and young adults who are lax with their personal information may be their biggest enablers.  In the first six months of 2020, Customs and Borden Protection officers seized nearly 20,000 counterfeit U.S. driver's licenses at Chicago's O'Hare airport alone, according to a report.  The 19,888 licenses and other fake documents were included in 1,513 overseas shipments, mostly from China and Hong Kong, CBP said, according to FOX 5 in New York City.  Others were from South Korea and Britain.

Report:  Shipment of Nearly 20 Thousand Fake U.S. Drivers Licenses From China Were Just Confiscated at Chicago Airport.  Why are the Chinese making so many fake U.S. driver licenses?  That's a disturbing little tidbit to discover, especially right before an election, right?  According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the bulk of these fake U.S. IDs flooding into the country come from China and Hong Kong, with the rest coming in from South Korea and the U.K.  Officials in Chicago just confiscated a shipment of these fake IDs totaling nearly 20 thousand.

Nevada Sent More Than 200K Mail-In Primary Ballots to Wrong Addresses.  More than one-sixth of the mail-in ballots sent to voters in Nevada's largest county during the 2020 primary went to outdated addresses, according to a new watchdog report.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation, an election integrity group, reviewed the 1.3 million mail-in ballots Nevada's Clark County sent during the June primary.  It found that more than 223,000 of the ballots were sent to outdated addresses, leading the postal service to designate them as "undeliverable."  The undeliverable ballots accounted for 17 percent of all ballots mailed to registered voters.  Nearly 75 percent of Nevada's total population resides in the county, which includes Las Vegas.

Trump Campaign Sues Nevada Over Mail-In Voting Law.  President Trump has doubled down on his criticism of mail-in ballots.  His reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee have sued Nevada to block its new law, which would require election officials to send mail-in ballots to all of the state's registered voters.  "I mean, honestly, it's a disgrace," said the president.  "Universal mail-in ballots is going to be a great embarrassment to our country."  In a tweet, the president claimed Nevada's mail-in voting will be a corrupt disaster if it's not ended by the courts.

25 percent of ballots in Brooklyn June primaries [are] invalid.  A staggering 25 percent of mail-in ballots cast in Brooklyn for June's primary elections were declared invalid, it was revealed on Tuesday, as Mayor Bill de Blasio called on the Board of Elections to shape up by November.  More than 120,000 absentee ballots were filed in Kings County for the June 23 primary but about 30,000 were initially disqualified — and it wasn't the fault of the voters, according to Rodneyse Bichotte, head of the Brooklyn Democratic Party.  Bichotte — also a state assemblywoman whose district includes Flatbush, Ditmas Park and Midwood — said the disqualifying issues included a lack of postmark or late arrival.

Over 80,000 mail-in ballots [have been] disqualified in NYC primary mess.  The mail-in ballots of more than 84,000 New York City Democrats who sought to vote in the presidential primary were disqualified, according to new figures released by the Board of Elections.  The city BOE received 403,103 mail-in ballots for the June 23 Democratic presidential primary.  But the certified results released Wednesday revealed that only 318,995 mail-in ballots were counted.  That means 84,108 ballots were not counted or invalidated — 21 percent of the total.

How the Media Could Get the Election Story Wrong.  I spoke last week to executives, TV hosts and election analysts across leading American newsrooms, and I was struck by the blithe confidence among some top managers and hosts, who generally said they've handled complicated elections before and can do so again.  And I was alarmed by the near panic among some of the people paying the closest attention — the analysts and producers trying, and often failing, to get answers from state election officials about how and when they will count the ballots and report results.  "The nerds are freaking out," said Brandon Finnigan, the founder of Decision Desk HQ, which delivers election results to media outlets.  "I don't think it's penetrated enough in the average viewer's mind that there's not going to be an election night.  The usual razzmatazz of a panel sitting around discussing election results — that's dead," he said.

Forget voter fraud — the mail-in process itself is the biggest worry.  It's not voter fraud; it's the process itself — the laws and the lawyers, the incompetence and the bungling bureaucrats — that makes mail-in ballots an almost inevitable nightmare.  As The [New York] Post reports, as many as 25 percent of the 120,000 mailed-in ballots cast in Brooklyn alone for June's primaries may have been disqualified, according to the borough's Democratic Party boss.  Some lacked a postmark or a signature or arrived late, even though voters mailed them with sufficient time.  On Tuesday, the city Board of Elections technically certified the results of the June 23 primary election — six weeks after the fact, in accordance with election law.  But the results in some races may yet change.

Evidence Mounts That Mail-In Voting Will Bring Only Fraud And Chaos.  For months we've heard reassurances from Democrats that the nation can, and should, vote by mail this November.  It won't, we've been told, result in an increase in voter fraud, and we can count on the Postal Service to handle the workload.  And, of course, voting by mail is vital to prevent more coronavirus deaths.  It's becoming painfully obvious that none of that is true, and that the Democrats' only real motivation is to swing key elections in their favor.

Local News Experiment With Mail-In Ballots Ends In Disaster:  "I Just Don't Trust The Mail".  How long might it take for your mail-in ballot to actually arrive and be counted?  CBS News decided to test it, sending 100 mock ballots simulating a hundred voters in locations all across Philadelphia to a post office box.  After some delays, 97 arrived.  In a close election, 3% could be pivotal, especially in what's expected to be a record year for mail-in-voting.  [Video clip]

Trump vows challenge to Nevada bill expanding mail-in voting.  President Trump on Monday [8/3/2020] vowed to challenge a bill approved Sunday by the Nevada legislature that would expand mail-in voting in the state for the November general election.  Trump accused Gov. Steve Sisolak (D), who is expected to sign the bill into law, of using the novel coronavirus to "steal" the election and make it "impossible" for Republicans to win in Nevada.  Nevada is one of the few states won by Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016 that the Trump campaign thinks could be competitive in 2020.  Minnesota and New Hampshire are two other Trump targets.

New NV Law Allows Democrats to Enter Nursing Homes, Vote for Dementia Patients without Their Signature.  Radical Democrat Governor Sisolak and Nevada Democrats called a special session this past weekend with no public present and inside of 24 hours they rammed through mail-in voting and ballot harvesting.  Democrats did this during the special leglislative session.  The Democrats are going to cheat at all costs to keep the state from going to Donald Trump!  The new Democrat law allows people not related to or friends with elderly voters to fill out their ballots and turn them in to be counted!

The Real Reason Democrats are Pushing for Mail-In Ballots.  Aside from mail-in ballots being ripe for cheating, there are other more subtle forces at play here.  CBS did their own vote-by-mail experiment and surprisingly, at least to CBS, discovered "potential problems" such as "3 percent of voters were effectively disenfranchised."  That could be enough to tip a close election.  RealClearPolitics reports, "28 million mail-in ballots went missing in the last four elections."  Someone should ask Mitt Romney for comment, if he is not too busy marching with the Black Lives Matter Marxists.  How many of those ballots had his name on them?  Or John McCain's?  Mail-in ballots have been in effect in my home state of Colorado since 2013.  Local media described this as "smart."  It was certainly smart for Democrats.  A couple of years later, not coincidently, the Daily Beast observed that Colorado is, "starting to look more blue than purple."

Why Voting By Mail Imperils Biden More Than Trump.  The Democrats are obviously committed to using the COVID-19 pandemic as the latest pretext for achieving their longtime goal of widespread voting by mail.  They may, however, end up outsmarting themselves.  The Democrats are so invested in their revisionist history concerning Bush v. Gore that they have forgotten why SCOTUS actually stopped the Florida recounts on December 12, 2000.  That was the "safe harbor" date after which the state's electors may not have been counted.  Federal law requires that states must resolve post-election disputes (e.g. recounts) within 35 days after Election Day or risk disfranchising their voters.  In 2000, that would have changed the outcome of the presidential election.

Trump Is Right to Suspect Voter Fraud.  Known vulnerabilities include:
  •   the old touch screen (DRE) machines.  Yes, they still exist in many states. [...]
  •   State voter data bases are almost all online.  At the DEFCON 2019 hackers convention in Los Vegas, two 11-year olds hacked into a replica of the Florida state voter data base in just fifteen minutes. [...]
  •   Internet-based transmission of election-night counts.  While most election districts have erected firewalls to protect this data or claim to have "air-gapped" their systems from the Internet, hackers can penetrate these defenses.
But the vulnerability that most worries me is the software in the optical scanners used to "count" paper ballots.  People tend to think that paper ballots are secure.  They are not.  In fact, they are almost NEVER actually counted.  As I learned while I was researching "The Election Heist," what's tabulated are the ballot images — i.e., PDF files of the paper ballots generated by scanner software.  What shocked me even more was to discover that most supervisors of elections are not aware of this.

Liberals can't deny the complications of counting mail-in ballots.  [President] Trump insists that the plans of some states, such as California and Colorado, to counter the pandemic by mailing a ballot to every registered voter is a formula for disaster.  It will, the president says, guarantee mayhem and cast doubts on the November results.  Nonsense, shout the usual suspects.  That's unfounded, he's making it up, there's no evidence, blah blah blah.  Ah, but there is evidence.  Lots of it, and right in front of us, thanks to the continuing saga of two New York congressional races.  Five weeks after the Democratic primaries, no winners have been declared.  Results for two others were delayed for three weeks.  The major problem was the volume of mailed-in ballots — more than 400,000 across the city, against the 23,000 received and validated four years ago, The Washington Post reports.  The Board of Elections, creaky, sloppy and unreliable on the best of days, is swamped.

The Democrats Plan on Stealing the Election.  At present, the Democrats are attempting to unseat an incumbent president by devising a plan where their candidate doesn't have to be seen in public for most of the general election campaign. [...] On the rare occasions when the idiot in the basement is let off-leash by his wife and handlers, he's babbling about President Trump trying to "steal" the election.  He keeps saying it, too, most recently at a virtual fundraiser hosted by one of the celebrities Hillary Clinton thought would wish her to victory. [...] In each one of these "steal the election" rants, Biden immediately rambles on about mail-in ballots.  Again, that's all they've got and they know it.  That's where the real election-stealing can happen and it's not going to be done by the Republicans.  The Democrats have shown — especially in the Trump era — that most of what they throw at the Republicans is just a bunch of twisted political psychological projection.

Local CBS Newser tested voting by mail and found big problems.  A local CBS News affiliate did a vote-by-mail experiment to find out what might happen when people vote by mail in November.  In short, 3% of ballots went missing.  [Video clip]

4 LA men admit to Skid Row voter-fraud scheme, DA announces.  Four men have admitted to offering homeless people in Los Angeles money and cigarettes in exchange for false and forged signatures on ballot petitions and voter registration forms, authorities said Wednesday [7/29/2020].  Richard Howard, 64, and Louis Thomas Wise, 37, pleaded no contest last week to one felony count each of subscribing a fictitious name, or the name of another to an initiative petition and registration of a fictitious person, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.  Christopher Joseph Williams, 41, and Nickey Demelvin Huntley, 45, each pleaded no contest to one felony count of circulating an initiative or petition containing false, forged or fictitious names.  Four defendants — one of whom is still being sought by authorities — have yet to be sentenced, the district attorney's office told Fox News.

Four men admit to paying homeless people in LA's Skid Row cash and cigarettes in exchange for forged signatures on ballots and voter registration forms.  Four men have admitted to paying homeless people cash and cigarettes in exchange for forged signatures on ballot petitions and voter registration forms in Los Angeles' Skid Row neighborhood.  Richard Howard, Louis Thomas Wise, Christopher Joseph Williams and Nickey Demelvin were arrested in November 2018 for their participation in the voter fraud scheme during the election that year and in 2016.  The LA County District Attorney's Office on Wednesday announced that Howard, 64, and Wise, 37, pleaded no contest to one felony count each of registration of a fictitious person and subscribing a fictitious name or the name of another to an initiative petition.

The Latest, Fast-Moving Developments in the 2020 Election Season.  I often write about the latest developments in the election area, including court decisions and legislative and regulatory changes.  An unprecedented number of lawsuits have been filed by the radical left (at last count over 150 and counting) trying to use the COVID-19 health crisis as an excuse to nullify state requirements like voter ID laws.  They are also trying to force states to make numerous unwise changes, such as taking away the ability of voters to vote in person by forcing them to vote by mail.

Projection:
Unhinged Democrats Say Trump Will Steal the Election.  This is just to illustrate the sourpuss attitude.  The Democrat Party just can't come to grips with the fact that they can't beat Trump.  They are destroying this country.  They're destroying the economy.  They're destroying everything, simply because they cannot accept that they lost.  They cannot accept that they were rejected.  And they are literally destroying everything they can to make you pay the price for rejecting them. [Transcript]  Folks, it is hard to actually stay civil and react to this.  You notice what these people say in this bite.  John Heilemann, journalist:  a general attempt through intimidation, through force, to try to steal this election.  A dress rehearsal.  A trial run for an attempt at voter intimidation on Election Day.  They have been accusing Trump of this for four years lying through their teeth.  They've been accusing Trump of colluding and meddling with Russia.  They have been saying that they election of 2016 was illegitimate, when it wasn't.  These people have done more to damage the integrity of our electoral system than Vladimir Putin could ever dream of.  The Democrat Party and their allies in the media have done more to literally wreck the honor and the integrity and the trustworthiness of American presidential elections than any saboteur could ever dream of.

Proof! Voter Fraud Is Real, Cases Mount Up As Dems Deny Truth.  Media pundits, liberal politicians, and countless others who deliberately ignore facts continue to tell the American people that voter fraud is some sort of myth.  It's not.  They are liars.  Just the News compiled a list of the latest, and most disgusting acts of voter fraud by reviewing court cases and recent indictments, but these are no means the only ones:  The schemes have ranged from old fashion ballot box stuffing to absentee and mail-in ballot fraud.

Vote by Mail fails when postal workers are corrupt, look at Washington State.  Washington State has been entirely vote by mail since 2011, but most of the 39 counties started vote by mail in 2005, which was different than the absentee voter process, which had been allowed for some voters.  The 2005 transition to vote by mail became legal due to changes enacted by the legislature after the 2004 Rossi/Gregoire voting fiasco and multiple recounts which were originally won by Republican Dino Rossi until a final "misplaced" box of ballots was discovered in King County and suddenly Democrat Christine Gregoire won and then re-counting was stopped, of course.  Washington State's primary election this year is held on August 4th.  However, since the state is entirely vote by mail, the ballots were mailed last week to all registered voters weeks in advance (in King County, sometimes voters get 3 or more bonus ballots — but nobody knows why).

Like Rats, Democrats Feeding on Despair.  For four years now, Democrats in Washington have lectured the country about the paramount importance of integrity in elections.  We have been hectored over and over about the sanctity of every vote.  Today, these very same Democrats are desperately urging that the 2020 federal elections be conducted by the U.S. Postal Service.  Set aside the shoddy record the post office has at delivering mail and the fact that it has never conducted an election in history.  Just look at the small part they have played in elections already.  A month after New York's Democratic primary, races have still not been settled — because of lost ballots that have been lost, stolen or mishandled.  Turns out, Democrats only care about election "interference" when they are peddling elaborate lies about how such mythical interference hurt them.

USPS Fails Mail-In Ballot Test.  CBS News decided to test the system upon which the government will entrust the sanctity of the ballot this November.  And the U.S. Postal Service flubbed it.  This is not about gaming the system, or voter fraud, or stuffing the mail with fake ballots from illegal aliens.  This is about the competency of the USPS to deliver official ballots sent through the mail on time, and to the right people.  They proved that the 100 million or more Americans who plan to mail in their ballots should not expect their vote to be counted unless they mail it weeks prior to the election deadlines in each state.  And even then there's no guarantee it will be processed and counted.

Yes America, there is voter fraud.  These recent cases prove it.  Many news media, political activists and social media giants have gotten on the bandwagon that voter fraud is fiction.  It is not.  A review of court cases and recent indictments — including one this week in Philadelphia against a former congressman — finds there have been at least four dozen cases in criminal and civil court since the last presidential election in 2016 in which voter fraud has led to charges, convictions, lawsuits or plea deals.  The schemes have ranged from old fashion ballot box stuffing to absentee and mail-in ballot fraud.  Here are a dozen of the more egregious examples. [...]

Indictment of Former Democrat Congressman Widens Voter Fraud Case in Philadelphia.  A voter fraud scandal in Philadelphia appears to be expanding with the indictment this week of a former Democratic congressman and more charges expected.  U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania announced Thursday that former Rep. Michael "Ozzie" Myers, 77, had been indicted on multiple counts, including conspiracy to violate voting rights by fraudulently stuffing ballot boxes.  Other charges against Myers include bribery of an election official, falsification of records, voting more than once in a federal election, and obstruction of justice.

Feds Accuse Ex-Philly Congressman Michael J. 'Ozzie' Myers Of Stuffing Ballots.  A federal grand jury indicted a disgraced former Pennsylvania congressman, accusing the well-connected Philadelphia Democrat of election fraud during primary elections in 2014, 2015 and 2016.  The indictment charges former U.S. Rep. Michael J. "Ozzie" Myers — expelled from Congress after he was caught taking bribes in the Abscam sting investigation in the 1970s — with paying cash to an elections judge to fabricate votes for his clients.

Democrats Project their own Character Flaws onto Republicans.  Recently Democrats have begun screaming about voter suppression and screeching that every (illegal or fraudulent) vote must be counted.  However, we should all remember that in the "hanging chad" vote count during the 2000 election it was none other than Al Gore who actively worked to suppress the vote of military personnel from Florida serving overseas, probably because he knew the military didn't support his politics.  Democrats want people to be able to vote without a photo ID, even though you can't walk into a government building without showing a security guard your photo ID.  Democrats have started using COVID-19 as an excuse to promote a campaign to implement wide scale mail-in voting, ignoring all the problems involving missing ballots, easy voter fraud, and delayed vote results.

Queens, N.Y., Primary Gives Us a Preview of the Mayhem Mail-in Voting Could Create in November.  Democrats are pushing mail-in voting for the November election using the pretext of COVID-19.  Mail-in voting differs from absentee ballots because it requires no action on the part of the voter.  Instead, it pushes ballots out to registered voters no matter how inaccurate the voter rolls are.  Commentator Tim Pool did a summary of some of the glaring issues with mail-in voting.  Everything from a dead cat receiving a voter registration application to fraud prosecuted by the DOJ:  [Video clip]

More about Covid-19, the all-purpose crisis that's no longer about public health.  And maybe it never was.

GOP Wins Court Case, Keeping Florida Ballot Harvesting Ban in Place.  The Republican National Committee (RNC), the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), and the Florida GOP won a federal court victory upholding Florida's ban on ballot harvesting.  Priorities USA, a progressive advocacy group, and other Democrat plaintiffs dismissed their claims in Nielsen v. DeSantis, a lawsuit challenging Florida's ban on ballot harvesting which also aimed to force the state to count ballots that arrived after Election Day.  The plaintiffs also dropped their claim that Florida needed to provide pre-paid postage on vote-by-mail ballots.

NYT: Let's face it — the mail-in state primary was a disaster.  How badly has the state of New York handled its vote-by-mail primary?  Only today did the Associated Press make the call on the race in NY-16, concluding three weeks after the election that Rep. Eliot Engel lost to his primary challenger, progressive insurgent Jamaal Bowman — by sixteen points.  It took that long to get through enough of the mail-in ballots and navigate the opaque reporting on the count for the AP to reach a firm conclusion in a landslide for Bowman.  That race is no fluke, either.  The New York Times reports that some races have only a handful of ballots counted, and that outcomes of many of the primary contests have yet to be determined, more than three weeks after the election day.

California tosses more than 100,000 mail-in ballots from March presidential primary over mistakes.  Problems with mail-in balloting continue to occur around the country as more jurisdictions use them amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as evidenced in California.  More than 102,000 mail-in ballots from the state's March presidential primary were rejected due to various "mistakes" out of more than 7 million cast, leaving new doubts in the minds of many whether widespread voting by mail around the country on Election Day in November will be fraught with similar problems.

Mail-In Ballot Fraud in New Jersey Signals National Trouble.  Problems with mail-in, or absentee, balloting are not new.  In 2005, the bipartisan Carter-Baker Commission noted that "absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud.... Absentee balloting is vulnerable to abuse in several ways:  blank ballots mailed to the wrong address or to a large residential building might get intercepted.  Citizens who vote at home, at nursing homes, at the workplace, or in church are more susceptible to pressure, overt and subtle, or to intimidation.  Vote buying schemes are far more difficult to detect when citizens vote by mail."  Now comes news from New Jersey that has election observers worried.  In a well-documented case of ballot fraud, the state attorney general charged four men with casting fraudulent mail-in votes, tampering with public records, and falsifying documents.  It's a template for crooked electioneering and perhaps a sign of things to come.

Four Stolen Elections:  The Vulnerabilities of Absentee and Mail-In Ballots.  All 50 states have bans on electioneering in and near polling places.  By contrast, there are no prohibitions on electioneering in voters' homes — which is what happens all too often with absentee ballots and voting by mail.  This makes voters vulnerable to intimidation and unlawful "assistance," as well as pressure by candidates, campaign staffers, political party activists, and political consultants — all of whom have a stake in the outcome of the election — to vote in the campaign's interests, not their own.  Absentee ballots are also more vulnerable to being misdirected, stolen, forged, and altered.  This Legal Memorandum details four cases studies of election fraud committed through absentee and mail-in voting.

Mail-In Ballot Fraud in New Jersey Signals National Trouble.  Problems with mail-in, or absentee, balloting are not new.  In 2005, the bipartisan Carter-Baker Commission noted that "absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud.  Absentee balloting is vulnerable to abuse in several ways: blank ballots mailed to the wrong address or to a large residential building might get intercepted.  Citizens who vote at home, at nursing homes, at the workplace, or in church are more susceptible to pressure, overt and subtle, or to intimidation.  Vote buying schemes are far more difficult to detect when citizens vote by mail."  Now comes news from New Jersey that has election observers worried.  In a well-documented case of ballot fraud, the state attorney general charged four men with casting fraudulent mail-in votes, tampering with public records, and falsifying documents.  It's a template for crooked electioneering and perhaps a sign of things to come.

Supreme Court declines to reinstate vote of nearly 1 million Florida felons.  The Supreme Court on Thursday [7/16/2020] let stand a lower court ruling that could strip voting eligibility from up to 1 million Florida felons who have completed their sentences but have yet to pay outstanding fines, restitution and other fees.

Why Has Biden Hired 600 Lawyers?  "Experts" insist that fraud is rare.  In fact, it is quite common, and mail-in voting exacerbates the problem.  The Heritage Foundation maintains an election fraud database that documents 1,285 proven cases of voter fraud, many of which involve mail-in ballots in swing states that will decide the 2020 election.  In the all-important state of Florida, the database documents dozens of election fraud convictions, including the theft and illegal filing of votes via absentee ballot.  In 2013, the chief of staff to Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia (FL-26) was sentenced to 90 days in prison and 18 months probation for "orchestrating a plot involving the submission of hundreds of fraudulent absentee-ballot requests."  Garcia exploited a chronic vulnerability of mail-in voting that the New York Times describes as follows:  ["]Election administrators have a shorthand name for a central weakness of voting by mail.  They call it granny farming.  Voters in nursing homes can be subjected to subtle pressure, outright intimidation or fraud.  The secrecy of their voting is easily compromised.  And their ballots can be intercepted both coming and going.["]

As ballots pile up in the mail, a potential 'nightmare' looms on Election Night.  New York's polls closed nearly three weeks ago.  But many candidates still don't know whether they've won — because New York City is still counting ballots that arrived in the mail.  These votes would be an afterthought in most years.  In fact, in New York, which is typically far more reliant on in-person voting, state law requires a weeklong delay before counting absentee ballots.  But this year, amid widespread worries of COVID-19 spreading at polling places, the number of mail-in ballots is surging far faster than states' ability to count them.  Elections experts are increasingly convinced that this surge, and the nation's patchwork method of handling it, could lead to a constitutional crisis in November.

Wisconsin's vote-by-mail looked bad.  It was actually worse.  Back on April 7th, Wisconsin held the first in-person primary election since the pandemic outbreak began.  Well, it was at least partially "in-person" but the state attempted at the last minute to turn it into some sort of hybrid, combining a smaller number of in-person polling places with the option to request mail-in ballots.  And the results were predictably chaotic.  There was confusion regarding where and how to vote and the massive increase in mail-in voting meant the results were delayed far longer than normal.  In short, it was a mess.  But at least it all got sorted out, right?  Not so fast there, folks.  An investigation was launched by the postal service's Inspector General, with the results only being released this week.  And as it turns out, things were even worse than they first appeared.  There were extensive problems with the mail-in ballots, with many either arriving too late to be counted, going to the wrong destination or never even making it to the voters at all.  By the time all was said and done, it's not entirely clear if they even produced any valid winners.

Wisconsin's Vote-By-Mail Debacle Was Worse Than You Think.  Earlier this year — at the height of the coronavirus pandemic — Wisconsin attempted to keep its primary intact by creating a hybrid system where some people could vote in-person in small numbers at a few polling places while others could request mail-in ballots.  The results were predictably disastrous, which is not to say a similar system with better planning is not possible.  On April 7, after the primary, The New York Times reported that Wisconsin's Democratic primary resulted in long lines, with many residents not receiving their absentee ballots or being unable to return them.  The Times predictably tried to downplay the struggles while placing most of the blame on state Republicans, but we now have a better idea of just how bad the problem was in Wisconsin.

Problems With Absentee Ballots in Wisconsin Hint at Election Nightmare.  It's a given:  The more human beings who are involved in any task, the more the certainty of disaster.  Voting is not a group activity.  It should be a private act between yourself and your conscience.  But forcing people to vote by mail unnecessarily involves postal workers, clerks, registrars, and election officials — any one of which can screw it up.  A study by the postal service inspector general found some shocking and worrying shortcomings that should give anyone who wants a fair election in November pause.

W. Virginia mail carrier admits to attempted election fraud, changing political affiliation on mail-in ballots.  A mail carrier in West Virginia has pleaded guilty to election fraud after admitting he altered requests for absentee voter ballots.  The 47-year-old postal carrier, Thomas Cooper, is facing prison after being charged in May for reportedly changing the political affiliation on several mail-in ballots.  He pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of "Attempt to Defraud the Residents of West Virginia of a Fair Election" and one count of "Injury to the Mail," according to the Department of Justice.

West Virginia mail carrier admits attempted election fraud.  A West Virginia postal carrier pleaded guilty Thursday to altering mail-in requests for absentee voter ballots.  Thomas Cooper entered the plea in federal court in Elkins to attempted election fraud and injury to the mail, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell said in a statement.  Cooper was charged in May after eight mail-in requests for absentee voter ballots had their party affiliations altered.

Thousands of North Carolina Voters Double-Voted, Watchdog Group Finds.  Thousands of voters in North Carolina voted twice in one or both of the past two elections, according to a court filing in the key battleground state.  Public Interest Legal Foundation, an election integrity group, announced Thursday that it had filed a brief in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina outlining the number of double votes.  A total of 16,700 duplicate votes were cast in the 2016 and 2018 elections, according to an audit by the watchdog group based on public records.  North Carolina was home to a disputed voter fraud case in 2018.

Dead Cat Receives Voter Registration Form by Mail.  Cody, a snuggly cat in Atlanta, wasn't alive to see any of the Obama years, let alone the Trump era, but he received a voter registration form by mail on Wednesday [7/8/2020].

'It's egregious': thousands of mail-in ballots could be rejected over small errors.  Rosalie Weisfeld doesn't skip elections — she just doesn't.  The 64-year-old lives in McAllen, near the Texas-Mexico border, and she votes in the contests that a lot of people sit out — races for school board, water district and local runoffs.  In the more than 40 years she's been registered to vote, Weisfeld only remembers missing one election.  But last year, her nearly-perfect record was broken.  Weisfeld voted by mail in a local race, signed her ballot and mailed it in well ahead of election day.  More than a month later, Weisfeld got a letter back saying election officials had rejected her ballot.  They examined the signature Weisfeld put on the ballot, compared it to one they had on file, and determined they weren't from the same person.  By then, she had no recourse.  The election was over.

New report argues perils of mail-in voting go beyond fraud.  A new report from a conservative group on the potential problems with large-scale mail-in voting argues that a recent push from states to send ballots to all registered voters for November's election would not only expose them to possible fraud but could likely result in a significant waste of taxpayer dollars.  The report, by the Honest Elections Project, cites problems that have already arisen in a number of states showing that including inactive voters — including those who have changed addresses or died — would result in money being spent on ballots that would never reach their intended recipients.

Detroit Removes Thousands of Dead Registrants From Voter Rolls.  The city of Detroit has removed thousands of deceased and duplicate registrants from its voter rolls after being hit with a lawsuit.  City officials cleaned up the voter rolls after the Public Interest Legal Foundation, a government watchdog, filed suit against them in December.  Nearly 2,500 deceased individuals and 4,800 duplicate registrations were removed from the voter rolls.  The officials have also moved to review another 16,465 registrants who lacked actual dates of registration.

U.S. Supreme Court blocks Alabama order easing voting restrictions.  The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday [7/2/2020] blocked a lower-court ruling that would have relaxed voting restrictions in Alabama state during the coronavirus pandemic.  Alabama requires voters to submit a photo identification when they apply for an absentee ballot, and it requires that ballot to be returned along with the signature of two witnesses or a notary.

Senior Living Facilities:  All the Vote Fraud We Cannot See.  Despite prosecutions and public stories identifying vote fraud activists targeting seniors, many in our media and political class continue to deny that our elderly population can be singled out for vote manipulation and suppression.  Vote fraudsters recognize the unique challenges of some seniors, and exploit these to achieve their own deceitful political ends.  The fraud is real, institutionalized — and must be stopped.  It is more efficient to target seniors in one facility than committing door to door vote fraud.  With approximately 2.5 million seniors in assisted living or nursing facilities and even more in independent living, our trusting Greatest Generation is high risk for being targeted by dishonest political activists.

The Coming Collapse of the Republic.  [Scroll down]  President Trump's re-election, like his election, would have to defy the odds.  Along with traditional media bias — which a college professor determined aids Democrat candidates by 8 to 10 points every election (an underestimation, I believe) — there's now social media/Big Tech bias.  According to liberal psychologist Dr. Robert Epstein's research, this factor can shift up to 15 million votes toward one party or the other (not an overestimation, I believe). This is enough to turn any modern election.  Add to this vote fraud and vote harvesting — the latter of which flipped conservative Orange County, Calif., from GOP to Democrat control in 2018 — and left-wing mail-in voting scams, and the picture is clear:  Even if Trump wins, the chances of him having two simpatico Houses are slim.  And if Trump triumphs but the Democrats hold the House and seize the Senate, there's a good chance he'll be deposed.

No LULAC, Texas Rangers are NOT 'Racist Terrorists'.  You are wrong LULAC. The Texas Rangers are not a racist terrorist organization.  This smear of the Rangers was made by Domingo Garcia, the national president of LULAC after a woman with a history of activism with LULAC was arrested for double voting in Texas. [...] What LULAC's President said about the Texas Rangers didn't surprise me, as I've been on the receiving end of LULAC's personal attacks.  The arrest in Texas is just one more example of how the institutional left is less interested in good faith discussions about voter fraud and election vulnerabilities than they are trying to destroy those who try to improve electoral systems.  Personal smears and attacks await those who enforce voter fraud laws or even report on voter fraud's existence.

Voter Fraud:  The Democrats' Ace in the Hole.  Right now the polling looks grim for President Trump, but the Democrats aren't taking any chances.  Much as the Russia hoax was their "insurance policy" in 2016, voter fraud is their ace in the hole this year.  In recent cycles voter fraud has been institutionalized as part of the Democrats' electoral strategy, but now it is being elevated to a new high.  Or low.  The current drive, in many states, for voting by mail is simply an attempt to facilitate fraud by causing millions of ballots to be mailed out to non-existent, dead, moved or unqualified voters.  Some of those ballots will be filled out by Democrats and will make their way into the electoral count.  The Democrats' concern for COVID is touching, but their purpose here is not to protect frail and elderly voters, it is to facilitate fraud on a grand scale.

NJ AG indicts four over mail-in ballot fraud; "hundreds" of mail-in ballots discovered.  And here I thought we had it on the highest authority that mail-in balloting didn't have more risk for fraud and manipulation.  Don't tell that to New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, who just indicted four men for voter fraud connected to hundreds of fraudulent mail-in ballots.  Two of suspects are city council members in Paterson, in fact.

New Jersey attorney general charges local politicians in mail-in voter fraud case.  Four New Jersey residents have been charged in a recent mail-in voter fraud case, with state's attorney general accusing them of multiple crimes including voting fraud, tampering with public records and unauthorized possession of multiple vote-by-mail ballots.  Fraud allegations have plagued the recent Patterson City Council special election in New Jersey, with three losing candidates last month demanding a recount after thousands of ballots were voided in the largely mail-in race.  New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced Thursday [6/25/2020] that four people, one of them a Paterson city councilman and another a councilman-elect, have been charged with committing fraud during that election.

Obama Soliciting Funding for Vote-by-Mail Effort.  Former President Barack Obama sent out an email blast yesterday soliciting individuals to donate money to fight "voter suppression" by advocating vote-by-mail, early voting, and online voter registration.  The message was sent out by Obama on behalf of All On The Line, a campaign launched by the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) which was formed after Obama's political organization Organizing for Action (OFA) merged with his former Attorney General Eric Holder's National Redistricting Action Fund (NRAF).

8 Key Points to Distinguish Absentee and All-Mail Voting.  President Donald Trump has said he plans to vote absentee this year, although he decries the recent push for all-mail elections.  The two methods aren't interchangeable, but are both subsets of voting by mail.  On Monday [6/22/2020], the president reiterated his opposition to mail-in voting, tweeting:  "Because of MAIL-IN BALLOTS, 2020 will be the most RIGGED Election in our nation's history."  Absentee voting is a longstanding institution in American elections, but liberals' demand to expand nationally what currently is widespread in only five states would be a radical change.

Widespread Fraud In New Jersey Special Election Proves Again That Mail-In Ballots Are Ripe For Abuse.  Mail-in ballots are proving to be increasingly susceptible to voter fraud, as was shown in Paterson, New Jersey.  In the special election for city council, 19 percent of ballots were discovered to be fraudulent, forcing the board of elections to disqualify more than 3,190 of the 16,747 votes.  The May 12 special local election came under suspicion when the Postal Inspection Service found hundreds of ballots in one mailbox.  This discovery triggered an investigation by the attorney general's Office of Public Integrity and Accountability, which unearthed much more intentional interference.  Ballots were stolen (completed and empty) and filled out fraudulently, or were otherwise altered.

Supreme Court rejects bid from Texas Democrats to allow all residents to vote by mail.  The Supreme Court declined to reinstate an earlier district court ruling forcing Texas officials to provide mail-in ballots to all voters in the state.  The high court rejected a request from the Texas Democratic Party on Friday to override a decision issued by a panel of judges on the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which placed a stay on a district court order that extended mail-in voting provisions to Texans.  "The application to vacate stay presented to Justice Alito and by him referred to the Court is denied," the Supreme Court's rejection read.  Liberal Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, an Obama nominee, did not disagree with the high court's determination but noted that the case raises notable questions about the 26th Amendment to the Constitution.

Barr: Widespread mail-in voting ripe for fraud 'that cannot be policed'.  Attorney General William Barr said he supports mail-in balloting for a "limited" amount of people but is concerned about expanding the process.  "I think there's a range of concerns about mail-in ballots.  And let me just clarify here, I'm not talking about a mail-in ballot for a limited number of cases where somebody is going to be traveling around the world, and the way that the state has provided for that is, you mail in your ballot," Barr said in an interview with NPR last week.  "I'm talking about a comprehensive rule where all the ballots are essentially mail-in, and there's so many occasions for fraud there that cannot be policed."  "I think it would be very bad.  But one of the things I mentioned was the possibility of counterfeiting," he added.  When asked if he had evidence to warrant such a concern, Barr said, "No, it's obvious."  Barr also said he believes widespread mail-in voting could be a target for foreign countries.

The Editor says...
Just to be clear, The Editor opposes all forms of voting other than on Election Day itself, in person, at the correct polling place, and only after the presentation of a valid photo ID.

Mail-in ballots in New Jersey 'may have been destroyed' in delivery vehicle fire, Postal Service says.  New Jersey officials have sent residents an "urgent notice" that their mail-in ballots "may have been destroyed" in a postal vehicle fire, adding to existing concerns over the validity of voting without having to show up at a polling station.  That is especially true in the Garden State, where there have been a number of issues related to mail-in voting, including allegations of fraud.  According to NJ.com, mail-in ballots could have been aboard a U.S. Postal Service truck that caught fire and burned a week ago in Morris Township, spokesperson George Flood said.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick:  Left Will 'Steal Every Election Until the End of Time' via Vote-by-Mail.  Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) sounded the alarm over vote-by-mail and the danger it poses to election integrity during a Friday appearance on SiriusXM's Breitbart News Daily.  Patrick drew a distinction between voting absentee, as has been done for years, and using coronavirus as an excuse to push voting through the mail as the preferred method to casting a ballot in person.  "In my view, the only way Trump loses in November, is if you have a proliferation of voting by mail in state after state, particularly the swing states," Patrick said in a clip played during the show, adding that Trump's campaign team is "on top of it."

Barr: An Election Conducted Primarily by Mail Can't Be Secure.  During a portion of an interview with NPR released on Friday, Attorney General William Barr said he isn't concerned about having mail-in ballots for a "limited" amount of people who can't vote in person, but he is concerned about "a comprehensive rule where all the ballots are essentially mail-in," and doesn't believe an election that is mainly conducted by mail can be secure.  Barr said, [relevant exchange begins around 6:15] "I think there's a range of concerns about mail-in ballots.  And let me just clarify here, I'm not talking about a mail-in ballot for a limited number of cases where somebody is going to be traveling around the world, and the way that the state has provided for that is, you mail in your ballot.  I'm talking about a comprehensive rule where all the ballots are essentially mail-in, and there's so many occasions for fraud there that cannot be policed."

1 in 5 Ballots Rejected as Fraud Is Charged in N.J. Mail-In Election.  Following accusations of widespread fraud, voter intimidation, and ballot theft in the May 12 municipal elections in Paterson, N.J., state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced Thursday [6/25/2020] he is charging four men with voter fraud — including the vice president of the City Council and a candidate for that body.  With races still undecided, control of the council hangs in the balance.  Paterson is New Jersey's third largest city and the election will decide the fate of a municipal budget in excess of $300 million, in addition to hundreds of millions more in education spending and state aid.

RNC Gets Win in Florida Elections Lawsuit.  When the RNC saw that Democrats were trying to abolish a state law in Florida to allow ballots to be counted after Election Day and to prohibit the state's ban on ballot harvesting, they had to intervene.  As it turns out, it was a President Bill Clinton-appointed judge who gave the Republicans the victory.  In his ruling in Nielsen v. DeSantis, Judge Robert Hinkle noted that "the plaintiffs have not shown likely success on the merits" of their case.  He explained why it's imperative for the state law to remain intact.  "This eliminates the problem of missing, unclear, or even altered postmarks, eliminates delay that can have adverse consequences, and eliminates the remote possibility that in an extremely close election — Florida has had some — a person who did not vote on or before election day can fill out and submit a ballot later," Hinkle said.

Two black candidates are running against each other.  How is "black voter suppression" an issue?
New York Democrat refuses to concede House primary election, alleges 'black voter suppression'.  A New York state lawmaker who sought to replace a retiring member of Congress refused to concede defeat Thursday [6/25/2020] following Tuesday's Democratic primary, claiming the election was plagued by "intentional black voter suppression."  State Assemblyman Michael Blake, an African-American candidate, finished in second place in the 15th Congressional District contest's in-person ballot count, the New York Daily News reported.  The top finisher was New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres, who is also African-American.

Voting fraud charges filed against Paterson councilman and councilman-elect.  In the wake of rampant allegations of voter fraud in the Paterson City Council race, the New Jersey Attorney General filed voting fraud charges Thursday [6/25/2020] against a city councilman and a council-elect.  Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced voting fraud charges against 1st Ward Councilman Michael Jackson, 3rd Ward Council-Elect Alex Mendez and two other men, weeks after the May 12 local election in which the Passaic County Board of Elections decided not to count 800 city ballots found scattered across different municipalities.

Mailing It In.  Proponents promise that vote-by-mail elections will be corruption-free.  Yet we know that in the 2016 elections, as many as 319,000 mailed ballots were tossed out for various reasons, including signatures that didn't match; that, according to a Los Angeles Times examination, "the preferred way to cheat is with mail-in ballots"; and that absentee ballots, typically submitted by mail, provide the "easiest" path "to commit election fraud."  Mark Hemingway persuasively argued recently in RealClearPolitics that "a significant increase in mail-in voting this fall could greatly incentivize 'ballot harvesting' where third parties collect mail-in ballots on behalf of voters and deliver them to election officials."  Ballot harvesting is a "recipe for mischief and wrongdoing," says the Heritage Foundation's Hans A. von Spakovsky.  It's risky, he argues, to let "individuals other than the voter or his immediate family to handle absentee ballots," because "neither voters nor election officials can verify that the secrecy of the ballot was not compromised or that the ballot submitted in the voter's name by a third party accurately reflects the voter's choices and was not fraudulently changed by the vote harvester."

Democrats create a workaround to advance voter fraud.  Despite what the media tell people, outside large urban areas, leftist political ideology isn't very popular in America, and that's true despite decades of leftism in education, news, and entertainment.  Leftists, however, have developed a way to circumvent the fact that stubborn Americans will not vote for Marxist policies or politicians: they use judges to advance their agenda.  That's why, as we saw with the Brett Kavanaugh nomination, leftists will do anything to get their people on the Supreme Court and to keep conservative judges off the Court.  What works best for leftists is to have state attorneys and judges willingly work with them to overthrow the will of the people, the written law, or the Constitution.  In Minnesota, leftists are using this tactic to force mail-in only voting on the state.  Mail-in voting is an invitation to uncontrolled voting fraud, something that mostly favors Democrats.

8 Key Points to Distinguish Absentee and All-Mail Voting.  President Donald Trump has said he plans to vote absentee this year, although he decries the recent push for all-mail elections.  The two methods aren't interchangeable, but are both subsets of voting by mail.  On Monday [6/22/2020], the president reiterated his opposition to mail-in voting, tweeting:  "Because of MAIL-IN BALLOTS, 2020 will be the most RIGGED Election in our nation's history."  Absentee voting is a longstanding institution in American elections, but liberals' demand to expand nationally what currently is widespread in only five states would be a radical change.

How the Democrats Collude to Enable Voter Fraud.  In Minnesota, Democrats are colluding to enable voter fraud in the upcoming primary election.  This presumably is a warmup for the same effort they will make to enable fraud in the general election in November.  With many believing that President Trump has a good chance to carry Minnesota after coming close last time, the Democrats are taking no chances.  The case is League of Women Voters v.  Simon.  The League of Women Voters, a solidly Democratic organization, is "suing" Minnesota's Secretary of State, left-wing activist Steve Simon.  The lawsuit seeks to suspend Minnesota's election laws, ostensibly on account of COVID-19, so that persons mailing in absentee ballots won't need to satisfy the statutory requirement of a witness to verify their identity.  Without that requirement, voter fraud will be even easier than it is at present.  If a Democrat finds a ballot lying around, as will happen many thousands of times in Minnesota, where the voter rolls include hundreds of thousands of names that are dead or otherwise not eligible voters, he can fill it out and send it in, no questions asked.

Truth, Justice, and the American Way.  [Scroll down]  Assuming the November election is fairly run, and the votes are counted accurately, showing the general public the failure of Democratic leadership certainly seems to be a good strategy.  The danger is that this strategy also assumes a fair and accurately counted election.  No one however should any longer assume such a thing from the Democratic Party.  They have shown with these riots and protests that they are willing to do anything to gain power, and faking an election will certainly be one of those actions.  And their taking over large sections of the country by the use of violence will give them even more power to do exactly that.  Do not expect the vote counts in any Democratically-controlled state or city to be reliable.  They will be faked, without any doubt.

Vote by Mail:  Turning the Clock Backwards.  [Scroll down]  One should not confuse "Vote by Mail" with voting by an 'absentee ballot'.  Absentee balloting is an older established regulated process.  It is used in extraordinary circumstances for illness or absence when the voter cannot appear at the poll.  Ballots are requested by the voter, are registered, and require a signature certification by the voter.  There has been corruption in absentee balloting.  The most secure method of voting is to vote in person at the poll.  "Vote by Mail' which the Democrats are advocating nationally is an irresponsible, unregulated system that seeks to mail ballots to every address in the country from inaccurate unpurged voter rolls regardless of whether the persons at the address is living, currently registered to vote, or are even citizens.  Critics point out that ballots delivered to a wrong address or to someone who moved would be piled up in hallways for anyone to pick up and tamper with.  'Vote by Mail" then allows the ballots mailed to be collected by unregulated political activists who are entrusted to bring them to election places to be counted.  What happens along the way to these ballots is left to the horror of one's imagination.  There are no voter identity checks anywhere in the 'Vote by Mail" scheme.  Its unsecure procedures encourages tampering and ballot fraud on a massive scale.

On Vote-By-Mail.  Vote by mail might sound good, until you look at the data.  The federal election assistance commission keeps tabs.  Their data show that 28 million ballots mailed since 2012 simply vanished.  They were sent out, but never came back and were counted.  Some say they are in landfills, others figure they are in file cabinets.  It gets worse.  Hundreds of thousands came back but had defects that prevented them from being counted.  The voters who sent these ballots probably do not even know that their ballot was not counted after they sent it back.  Making all of this even worse are the hundreds of millions of dollars that leftist foundations dedicate to this process fight.  There is money for media outlets to publish stories that voter fraud is a myth.  They even lend struggling newspapers foundation-funded "reporters" to work for free, as long as they publish stories saying voter fraud is a myth.  Mail voting also destroys the transparency of our elections.  Observers from each side are unable to watch the process.  Mail ballots are uniquely vulnerable to fraud because they are voted behind closed doors where third parties regularly attempt to influence the process.

Former Top Michigan Elections Official Slams Mass Mail-In Vote.  Michigan's former top elections official said that Democrats' decision to send unsolicited absentee ballot applications to nearly 8 million voters may violate state laws.  Former Republican secretary of state Ruth Johnson said her successor, Democrat Jocelyn Benson, may have made an "illegal" decision that "threatens the integrity of elections" by ordering state officials to distribute millions of mail-in ballot applications.  Benson's decision contradicted legal precedent and the secretary of state's own election manual, which mandates that "clerks may not mail absentee voter applications without having received a verbal or written request," according to Johnson.

Appeals Court Rebukes Imperious Judge Over Absurd Absentee Ballot Ruling.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has taken federal District Judge Fred Biery to the proverbial woodshed over an outlandish order he issued in late May.  In that order, Biery required Texas to allow all voters to vote by mail even if they didn't otherwise meet the state's eligibility requirement for an absentee ballot.  In a stunning June 4 rebuke written by Judge Jerry Smith, a unanimous three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit said that Biery's order will be "remembered more for [its] audacity than legal reasoning."  The appeals court panel said that although Biery wanted "to take matters into his own hands," the spread of COVID-19 has not given unelected federal judges "a roving commission to rewrite state election codes" and intervene just weeks before an election.

Judge Smacks Down Gavin Newsom's Election Executive Order:  "Impermissible Use of Legislative Powers".  Throughout the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic and shutdowns the nation's Democrat governors have shown us just how dictatorial their aspirations are by issuing reams of overreaching executive orders they claim are allowable due to the public health emergency.  California's Gavin Newsom has been one of the worst offenders, but an order issued Friday [6/12/2020] by Sutter County Superior Court Judge Perry Parker could put a stop to a number of items on Newsom's wish list.  Two GOP members of the California State Assembly, Kevin Kiley and James Gallagher, filed suit Thursday seeking to invalidate Newsom's Executive Order N-67-20 pertaining to the November general election and requesting "interim declaratory relief and a temporary restraining order." [...] Friday morning Parker issued a temporary restraining order suspending implementation of the executive order, saying it was "an impermissible use of legislative powers in violation of the California Constitution and the laws of the State of California."

Some advice from victims of voter fraud who won the day.  The year was 1993. Control of the Pennsylvania state Senate turned on a special election in Philadelphia.  Although the district was heavily Democratic, the Republican was running a strong campaign, with organized labor and minority support.  In desperation, the Democratic machine's operatives descended on the District to steal the election by manipulating Latino voters into signing absentee ballot applications, falsely claiming a "new method of voting" — voting absentee for convenience — then illegal in Pennsylvania if one could go to the polls.  Democratic city election officials then illegally provided the ballots to the operatives directly — instead of mailing them — to "help" voters in choosing their candidate and allowing operatives to return the ballots themselves — again illegal.  Campaign workers were paid for each absentee ballot application and illegal vote harvested.  In some cases, workers voted the ballots without the voters even seeing them.  Hard to believe?  After months of legal battle, a federal judge issued a landmark decision finding that candidate William Stinson and the Philadelphia city officials engaged in massive fraud involving thousands of illegal votes, removed the Democrat from office, and instated the rightly elected Republican as senator.  A dozen campaign workers were convicted of election fraud.

Lawsuit claims Michigan risks fraud, as county has more registered voters than people who can vote.  A voter filed a lawsuit Tuesday [6/9/2020] against Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Bureau of Elections Director Jonathan Brater and other officials, claiming that in at least 16 counties voter rolls have not been properly maintained and that this leaves them vulnerable to fraud in November's election.  Tony Daunt, a Republican active in his state and county parties, alleges that the Michigan voter registration rates in these counties are "suspiciously high" because their voting records have not been cleaned out to remove ineligible voters, including those who have died, moved, or been convicted of felonies.

Rejection rates of Paterson vote-by-mail ballots last month far exceeded previous years.  City residents' vote-by-mail ballots were disqualified in last month's controversial council races at significantly higher rates than they had been in Paterson's three previous municipal elections, according to information in public records.  The Passaic County Board of Elections decided not to count 3,274 all mail-in ballots in the 2020 council elections, or 20 percent of those that were submitted.  In comparison, the board rejected 10.5 percent of the mail-in ballots in the 2018 municipal election, 4.8 percent in 2016 and 4.5 percent in 2014, according to a Paterson Press analysis of the data provided by county officials.  Political insiders attribute the high rate of disqualified ballots in the city to two factors — the governor's decision to conduct all May elections in New Jersey entirely through mail-in votes and the ongoing investigations by law enforcement agencies into possible election fraud in Paterson.

Appeals Court Bench Blocks Universal Vote-By-Mail In Texas.  The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday blocked an order requiring Texas officials to make mail-in ballots available to any voter who wants one due to the coronavirus ahead of elections in July.  Mail-in ballots are available in Texas if the applicant is over the age of 65.  Voters under 65 must demonstrate that they will be outside the state or have a disability to vote by mail.  Texas Democrats challenged those rules, arguing among other things that they violate equal protection and the 26th Amendment's bar on age discrimination in voting.

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals blasts U.S. District Judge, blocks vote by mail.  The battle continues.  Will Texans have universal mail-in voting for the presidential election in November?  That is the question bouncing from court to court, most recently landing in the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.  The court struck down a previous order from U.S. District Judge Fred Biery Thursday [6/4/2020].  Biery sided with Texas Democrats demanding that due to the coronavirus pandemic outbreak in the state, it is unreasonable to expect voters to go to polling places and risk exposure to the virus.  U.S. District Judge Fred Biery, a federal judge agreed that all Texas voters can vote by mail due to the pandemic.  Using hyper-flowery language in the opinion he issued, he ruled that all Texans can now be considered disabled due to fear of exposure to the virus.  The question of disability due to a lack of immunity was heard in the Texas Supreme Court, too.  That court ruled that Judge Biery's opinion was wrong — a lack of immunity to COVID-19 is not a disability.

Mail-In Votes Discarded, Never Counted in Baltimore Election Due to Error.  Mail-in votes in a local Baltimore, Maryland, election were discarded and not counted due to a ballot error, officials say.  On Tuesday evening [6/2/2020], voters went to the polls in Baltimore city elections — including the race in City Council District 1 where incumbent Democrat Zeke Cohen faced a challenge from Democrat Paris Bienert.  The race, though, ended in disarray when a ballot error caused mail-in votes to be thrown out and not counted, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Mail-in vote fraud 'more frequent' than in-person voting, academics say.  All-mail elections have been going on for years in some states, and from the liberal bastions of Oregon and Washington to rock-red conservative Utah, the voters who use it love it.  President Trump is not a fan, however, and calls it a recipe for fraud.  He is mounting an all-out assault in person, on Twitter and in the nation's courts to keep states from expanding mail-in voting options during this year's elections.

Trump's concern about mail-in ballots is completely legitimate.  In 2012, before mail-in voting became a partisan political litmus test, the New York Times published an article titled "Error and Fraud at Issue as Absentee Voting Rises."  The piece noted that "there is a bipartisan consensus that voting by mail ... is more easily abused than other forms," and that "votes cast by mail are less likely to be counted, more likely to be compromised and more likely to be contested than those cast in a voting booth."  A bipartisan Commission on Federal Election Reform, chaired by former president Jimmy Carter and former secretary of state James A. Baker III, concluded in 2005 that "absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud" and that "vote buying schemes are far more difficult to detect when citizens vote by mail."  Carter and Baker also pointed out that citizens who vote at nursing homes "are more susceptible to pressure, overt and subtle, or to intimidation."  In Florida, there is even a name for this:  "granny farming."  No one questions that mail-in ballots have much higher rates of not being counted.  A Massachusetts Institute of Technology study found that in the 2008 presidential election, 7.6 million of 35.5 million mail-in ballots requested were not counted because they never reached voters or were rejected for irregularities.  That is a failure rate of more than 21 percent.

Twitter claims 'no evidence' of mail-in voter fraud despite numerous convictions since 2016.  Twitter this week slapped a warning label on some of Donald Trump's tweets for the first time, cautioning users that the president's "series of claims about potential voter fraud" were "unsubstantiated," citing "CNN, Washington Post and others" for authority.  "Experts say mail-in ballots are very rarely linked to voter fraud," Twitter declared.  In an accompanying "What you need to know" list, the social media giant added that "fact checkers say there is no evidence that mail-in ballots are linked to voter fraud."  In fact, there have been numerous cases of mail-in voter fraud scattered widely across the country over the past four years, evidence that the absentee ballot system is open to at least some voter manipulation, even as many experts and pundits continue to insist otherwise.

Citizen Journalist Busts Mail-In Voting Fraud — Alleges Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee & Others Paid Convicted Forgers.  Over and over we uncover voter fraud across the united States and the latest is in Texas.  A citizen journalist uncovered a Democrat mail-in voting nursing home scandal, which should gain some serious attention and bring the perpetrator to justice, but will it?  Patrick Howley with National File interviewed Colleen Vera, who is a citizen journalist that has uncovered a massive voter fraud ring in the state of Texas that involves Democrat campaigns and mail-in voting, something that DC Democrats are attempting to push through in another unconstitutional stimulus package.

Voter manipulation in Palm Beach shows how easy mail-in balloting can be abused.  The ease with which two Democrat politicians in Palm Beach County, Florida, may have managed to manipulate and 'encourage' voters to support them in 2017 thanks to "gaping holes" in the state's mail-in balloting lend credence to President Donald Trump's growing concerns about implementing a similar system nationwide.  In recent weeks, congressional Democrats have been pushing a national vote-by-mail scheme as part of any new coronavirus relief bill, arguing that because of the pandemic it's 'too unsafe' to require Americans to vote in person.

McEnany Reminds the Media That Registered Voters in Many States Are Also Dead.  During a White House briefing Thursday afternoon, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany explained to reporters, with slides, detailed data and news stories, that voter fraud as a result of mass vote-by-mail schemes is in fact a real problem.  "The media is very concerned about the integrity of our elections but when it comes to mail-in ballots, all of a sudden, the concern for election security melts away," McEnany said.  "I want to note there was a Pew study done that shows there is plenty of reason to believe that in a mass mail-in system that there is fraud.  They estimated that approximately 24-million, one out of every eight voters registered in the U.S., are no longer valid or are significantly inaccurate."  "These are people who are on voter registrations that have not been maintained, have not been kept up.  More than 1.8 million have been deceased," she continued.

Valerie Jarrett Calls for Vote-by-Mail in Every State — 'There Is De Minimis Vote Fraud in Our Country'.  Thursday on MSNBC, former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett said because there is "de minimis vote fraud in our country," we "should have vote-by-mail in every state."  Jarrett said, "This week, we launched Civic Cities, where we are working with mayors across the country.  I started in local government, so I appreciate how mayors really do have a touch on what's happening in the communities.  They are extremely influential.  So I asked them to help us engage with the constituents they have.  We have 31 mayors off the bat.  Many more joined on since then.  We're working in high schools because people who are first-time voters tend to be lifelong voters.  We have colleges and universities.  We have the business community engaged."

Will mail-in voting turn Election Day into Election Week?  A shift to mail voting is increasing the chances that Americans will not know the winner of November's presidential race on election night, a scenario that is fueling worries about whether President Donald Trump will use the delay to sow doubts about the results.

Ballot harvesting bounty:  How Dems apparently used election law change to rout California Republicans.  A minor change in California's election laws may have had a major effect on last month's midterm elections that saw Democrats steamroll their Republican rivals and claim all but seven of the Golden State's 53 House seats.  Despite holding substantial leads on Election Day, many Republican candidates in California saw their advantage shrink, and then disappear, as late-arriving Democratic votes were counted in the weeks following the election.  While no hard evidence is available, many observers point to the Democrats use of "ballot harvesting" as a key to their success in the elections.

Pennsylvania: How Democrats Can Steal an Election.  Last week, the Department of Justice announced that in March, a former Philadelphia election official admitted to, and was convicted of, accepting bribes to stuff ballots for three Democrat candidates for Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge.  He admitted to inflating the votes in primaries in years 2014 through 2016.  He purportedly committed the fraud by standing in a voting booth and voting multiple times.  That he acted alone seems unlikely.  In Pennsylvania, each polling place must have a minimum of five poll workers to open and operate.  They all work for thirteen hours — where were they?  This trick could explain why some Philadelphia precincts end up, unabashedly, on election nights with more total votes than registered voters, and an outcome producing 100% of the votes for Democrat candidates.  This case is not an isolated incident, as other cases of altering vote counts have been successfully prosecuted.

Safe elections?  Postal worker busted for mail-in ballot fraud.  Just as the left attempts to sell us on the idea of solid mail-in voting for all future elections in the wake of the coronavirus, out comes the first arrest for mail-in ballot fraud. [...] And Trump was right all along about the potential for problems.  He's still tweeting about this, and Twitter is attempting to censor him, but facts are facts:  mail-in ballots open up a humongous door to fraud.  Start with the fact that mail-in elections break the chain of custody that normal in-person voting has.  Does anyone think postal workers are better custodians of voting ballots than trained election workers with observers from two parties watching them from both sides of the fence?

CNN Host Insists Voter Fraud is 'Basically Nonexistent', Gets Schooled by Alabama Sec of State.  As Democrats use the "gift" of the pandemic to push voting by mail, arrogant CNN host Brianna Keilar asked her guest, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, if he's "aware that the research shows that in-person voting is more likely to result in voter fraud, which, overall, is basically nonexistent?"  I'd like to take a look at the research she was referring to that produced such an obviously inaccurate result.  Maybe according to the Brennan Center for Justice, as in John Brennan, that's a truthful statement.  However, the evidence shows that mail-in votes are far more likely to be compromised than in-person votes, and rather than being "basically nonexistent" as Keilar maintains, voter fraud happens with great frequency.  She is well aware of that.  Throughout their discussion, Keilar maintained a thinly disguised look of scorn on her face and continually interrupted Merrill.

More Evidence of Mail-it-in Voter Fraud... Shhhh.  Last week another state found evidence of alleged voter fraud.  West Virginia's secretary of state says they're investigating an absentee ballot fraud scheme that was connected to the state's mass effort for absentee voting amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  In very early April, West Virginia's county clerk's offices began an effort to mail absentee ballots to every registered voter in that state.  Essentially everyone in that category had one mailed to their address.  On May 21st, Secretary of State Mac Warner announced that his office had investigated a ballot fraud scam and referred their findings to the U.S. Attorney for prosecution.  The WV Election Fraud Task Force responded quickly, the ruse was discovered early, and authorities claim this will have no impact on the outcomes of elections.

Spygate Law Firm That Attempted To Overturn 2016 Election Behind 2020 Voting Lawsuits.  A nationwide effort by Democrats is underway in at least 16 states to overturn restrictions on mail-in voting and third-party ballot harvesting.  States where suits have been filed include the swing states of Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Florida.  The effort is being backed by the National Redistricting Foundation, a Democratic group headed by the Obama administration's Attorney General Eric Holder.  The suits appear to be funded by Priorities USA, a Democratic super PAC.  A Wall Street Journal headline from April read, "Biden Campaign Indicates Priorities USA Is Preferred Super PAC — Nod from the presumptive Democratic nominee sends a message to top donors on where to focus contributions."

USPS Mail Carrier Charged with Fraud After Allegedly Tampering with Vote-by-Mail Requests.  Federal and state prosecutors in West Virginia announced Tuesday [5/26/2020] that it they had charged a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier with attempted fraud for allegedly tampering with requests for vote-by-mail absentee ballots.

Pelosi on Mail-In Ballot Push: 'We're Now calling It Voting at Home'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) this week signaled that Democrats are going to push for more expanded mail-in voting by referring to it now as "voting at home."  "We're now calling it voting at home because that's really what it's all about — enabling people to vote at home," Pelosi told MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell.

Mr. President, Here's How You Stop the Democratic Scam of the Century.  Think about an election where a ballot is sent to a person regardless of eligibility or to an address that person may not live at anymore; signed by someone else; picked up and delivered by a Democratic campaign operative; and still counted.  If Democrats were to get their way, that is what would happen in my home state of Nevada this June, and nationwide in the November presidential election.  This is clearly a trial run by Democrats to see if they can get away with The Scam of the Century with which they have one goal in mind: to steal all future U.S. elections.  Keep in mind that even Mexico demands election integrity.  Voters in Mexico must physically show up to vote.  They must have federal government-issued photo identification (with thumbprint).  They can't vote in English.  Voting in Mexico is only done in Spanish.  In today's America, the only possible reason to be opposed to voter ID is that you want to cheat.  Everyone has government-issued ID — no matter how poor, no matter skin color.  Everyone needs it to collect a government check — welfare, food stamps, Medicaid, Obamacare.  Every Democratic voter has it.

83 ballots left atop a single, elderly lady's mailbox in LA, but it can't be voter fraud.  This was the last presidential election, but they've done nothing to fix this insofar as we can tell.  Jerry Mosna found 83 mail-in ballots shipped to his apartment complex in San Pedro, California this weekend.  All 83 ballots were sent to the same address where a single 89-year-old woman lives.  But, don't worry, it couldn't be voter fraud.  Democrats say there is no voter fraud.  The Los Angeles County Registrar's Office is investigating the incident, but, without evidence, they said it appears to be an isolated situation tied to a system error causing all those duplicate ballots.  [Except, they were all addressed to different people.]  None of the government workers noticed.

No fraud?  Pennsylvania county settles lawsuit over voter rolls that included nearly 1,600 dead people.  Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — home to the city of Pittsburgh and its surrounding suburbs — has settled a lawsuit directing officials to clean up voter registration rolls.  County officials settled the suit on Monday with the Public Interest Legal Foundation, which focuses on election integrity, after the Allegheny election manager and three board of elections members were sued over registration rolls containing duplicate entries and the names of persons who had died, the Washington Free Beacon reported.  Representatives of the elections watchdog said researchers discovered almost 1,600 dead registrants, nearly 7,500 with erroneous data, and more than 1,500 who were older than 100 years — including 49 who were born in the 1800s.

This Doesn't Bode Well for Vote-by-Mail:  Many Oregon Voters Received the Wrong Primary Ballot.  Oregon famously voted in the 1990s to go to a vote-by-mail-only system for all of its elections.  In Oregon's federal and state primary elections this past Tuesday [5/19/2020], a number of voters received the wrong ballot.  Many center-right observers say that the number of errors has spiked in 2020, and have sought answers to the problem.  Oregon has a closed primary election, meaning that voters who don't register to vote with a party cannot vote in that party's primary for state or federal candidates.  Anecdotal reports have flooded in that indicate non-affiliated voters have received ballots to vote in the Democratic primary, incorrectly allowing them to vote in the presidential primary.

The Folly of Vote-by-Mail for All.  The extended national lockdown caused by the coronavirus has led to many ideas for changing familiar patterns of the American way of life.  But COVID-19 is no excuse for undermining the integrity of our presidential elections by switching from in-person to mail-in voting.  Until a few years ago, Election Day was a special event in which our sprawling nation came together on the same day to select our next president.  Some states honor it with a holiday, and many employers give workers time off to vote.  Barely five months before the most important presidential election of our lifetime, with the Supreme Court on the line, is no time to convert the election machinery of more than 100,000 election precincts to an unprecedented, untested system of any kind.  Yet Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer seeks to send absentee ballot applications to 7.7 million people on an error-ridden list of potential voters.

Trump is right about the huge potential for ballot fraud in Michigan's election.  To hear the mainstream media tell it, President Trump is somehow paranoid at Michigan's latest gambit to mail absentee voting applications to all registered voters in the state.  Here's the selectively distorted reporting from the Detroit News: [...] They ran it with a photograph of Trump with a photoshopped color manipulation that exaggerated the color of his skin as well as his blue tie to colors not consistent with the lighting in the room. [...] Notice in the story how the reporter takes pains to state that these mail-in ballot applications will go to 'qualified' voters, as if Trump were somehow against that.  Fact:  They will go to any name on the voter rolls, and the problem Trump is bringing up is that the voter roll list is absolutely filthy, loaded with names of people who have moved away, leaving golden opportunities for Democrats to stop over at those mailboxes and pick up the unopened mail.  The report correctly notes that Trump said 'ballots' rather than 'ballot applications,' but that too is red herring.  Where exactly does the writer think ballots come from other than ballot applications?

Biden: 'No Evidence Whatsoever' of Fraud in Mail-in Voting.  Sunday [5/24/2020] on WISN's "Up Front," presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said there was "no evidence whatsoever" that mail-in voting is fraud-ridden. [...] Biden said, "I will tell you what, you mean Trump fraud?  Look, he's sitting in the White House filling out absentee ballots to vote in a primary in Florida.  Now, why is it not fraud when he does it, and anyone else would do it?  There's no evidence whatsoever."

Democrat vote fraud is real, and Republicans must begin fighting back.  Don't tell the mainstream media, but another case of "nonexistent" voter fraud managed to squeak a few times this week before "objective" journalists quickly jumped on top of the story and smothered it with a pillow.  The U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia secured a guilty plea from an election judge who admitted to "literally standing in a voting booth and voting over and over, as fast as he could, while he thought the coast was clear."  The investigation is ongoing, and prosecutors alluded to a much larger conspiracy involved.  What is definitive, according to the guilty plea, is that a Democratic Party ward chairman stuffed the ballot boxes for Democratic candidates in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 elections in exchange for thousands of dollars in cash.  If he pleaded guilty to cheating Pennsylvanians out of honest local, state, and federal elections in the small window of '14 to '16, just think of all those other elections he might have affected while nobody was looking or for reasons other than money.

Pelosi: "Vote-by-Mail is More Democratic" Than Voting in Person with Photo ID.  It is obvious the Democrats are using the Coronavirus as an excuse to push for mail-in ballots rather than in-person voting in an effort to steal the 2020 election.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has repeatedly tried to sneak in federal ballot harvesting laws into several of the Coronavirus stimulus bills.  Pelosi is now trying to shove a $3.6 billion 'vote-by-mail' proposal into the latest Coronavirus stimulus bill. [...] Pelosi said that voting by mail, with no chain of custody, is "more democratic" than voting in person with photo ID.

RNC Joins Opposition to Lawsuit Demanding Ballot Harvesting in Florida.  The Republican National Committee (RNC), the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), and the Republican Party of Florida intervened in a Florida lawsuit lodged by progressive activists, who are calling for ballot harvesting and other vote-by-mail provisions in the Sunshine State.  Progressives are attempting to use the coronavirus pandemic to challenge voting rules in Florida.  They, in Neilsen v.  DeSantis, are suing the state and 67 County Supervisors of Elections over what they consider unfair restrictions on vote-by-mail.  Their demands include forcing officials to count ballots that are received after Election Day and authorizing ballot harvesting — the process of allowing organizers to go door-to-door, collecting ballots and returning them in lieu of the voter.

Democrats and voter fraud in Nevada — here's how it will impact you.  Democrats say they want more "inclusive" voting practices.  They fail to mention just how inclusive their plans are:  sending ballots to dead voters.  Nevada is a case study of the lengths Democrats will go to secure a voting edge.  First Marc Elias and Perkins Coie sued the state on behalf of Democrat groups, demanding election officials break laws against ballot harvesting, ignore signature verification requirements and send ballots to inactive voters the state believes moved away.  They demanded more in-person voting locations while arguing voting in person was too dangerous for the June 9 mail-in vote primary.

Court answers NH residency questions in voting rights case.  The state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a person who has a New Hampshire home is considered a resident when it comes to elections, answering questions posed by a federal judge who is presiding over a challenge to a state law.  The law, which took effect last July, requires voters to be full-fledged residents of New Hampshire and ended state law distinctions between "residency" and "domicile."  Before the law took effect, New Hampshire was the only state that didn't require residency to vote.  Though it doesn't change the process of registering to vote, the law effectively makes out-of-state college students who vote in New Hampshire subject to residency requirements, such as obtaining a driver's license and registering cars.

Darrell Issa, Judicial Watch Sue Gavin Newsom over Vote by Mail.  Former Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Judicial Watch sued California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday [5/21/2020] over his May 8 executive order allowing all voters in the state to vote by mail — whether they had formally requested to do so, or not.  Newsom's order cites the threat of coronavirus:  because "it is unknown to what degree COVID-19 will pose a threat to public health in November," mail-in ballots must be sent to everyone — but in-person voting must also be provided.

South Carolina Absentee Ballots Found in Maryland as Democrats Push for Vote-by-Mail Increases.  About 20 Charleston County absentee ballots were found in Maryland this week as the Democrat Party's effort to gradually move all states to vote-by-mail continues, while the GOP warns that such moves will lead to voter fraud, inaccuracy, and abuse.  According to Charleston's Post and Courier, the ballots "have since made their way to Charleston-area voters, state and county election officials said, but it is just the latest problem with SeaChange Print Innovations, which prints and mails absentee ballots for 13 S.C. counties."

Pittsburgh Vows to Clean Up Voter Rolls with 1.6K Dead Registered Voters.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) has reached a settlement with Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, officials to clean up their voter rolls, which apparently include about 1,600 dead registered voters.  In February, PILF filed a lawsuit against Allegheny County — which includes the city of Pittsburgh and its surrounding suburbs — for having about 1,600 dead people on its voter rolls, close t0 7,500 voter registrations that have been flagged as duplicates, 1,523 registered voters who claim to be 100-years-old and over, and 1,178 registered voters who are missing dates of birth.

The Editor says...
Here's how to stop voter fraud overnight:  Offer an enormous bounty for anyone who discovers someone voting with someone else's identity, and can provide courtroom-quality evidence of it.  That would open a lot of eyes.

South Philly judge of elections pleads guilty to stuffing ballot boxes, accepting bribes.  A former judge of elections in South Philadelphia pleaded guilty this week to fraudulently stuffing ballot boxes for Democratic candidates in recent primary elections, accepting bribes from a political consultant hired to help influence local election results.  Domenick J. DeMuro, 73, formerly served the 39th Ward, 36th Division in South Philadelphia.  He pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy and violation of the Travel Act in accept the bribes through the use of his cellphone.  As judge of elections, an elected and paid position, DeMuro's job was to oversee the election process and voter activities of his division.

Democratic Party official admits to stuffing ballot boxes in Philadelphia elections.  A Philadelphia elections judge and Democratic Party official pleaded guilty Thursday [5/21/2020] to stuffing ballot boxes in favor of Democratic candidates in elections in 2014, 2015 and 2016, while collecting thousands of dollars in cash to make the changes.  Prosecutors hinted at an even broader conspiracy by an unnamed "political consultant" who charged his clients "consulting fees" then used some of the money to pay off multiple Election Board officials.  The U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia won Thursday's guilty plea from Domenick J. DeMuro, who served as a judge of elections, responsible for overseeing a polling place during voting.  DeMuro was also a Democratic Party ward chairman.

New York just basically invited me to commit voter fraud.  A pair of letters arrived at our house yesterday for my wife and I.  They were identical in appearance and they came from the county Board of Elections.  Inside we found an application for an absentee ballot and a letter from the BoE.  This seemed rather odd since neither of us had applied for an absentee ballot, nor have we ever done so in the roughly quarter of a century that we've lived at this address.  We always vote in person.  The reason soon became clear.  New York State is going ahead with its primary election on June 23rd, but because of the pandemic, they will only have a limited number of polling places open.  With that in mind, they are offering us the chance to mail in our ballots instead of having to mix it up with the crowds at our normal polling place.

DNC Chair Perez:  Trump's Vote-by-Mail Opposition a 'Desperate Effort to Steal an Election'.  Wednesday [5/20/2020] on MSNBC, Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez accused President Donald Trump of attempting to "steal the election" by opposing vote-by-mail during the coronavirus pandemic.

Donald Trump Threatens to Punish Michigan for Mailing Absentee Ballot Applications to Voters.  President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to punish Michigan for mailing absentee ballot applications to all state voters ahead of the election.  "This was done illegally and without authorization by a rogue Secretary of State," Trump wrote on Twitter.  "I will ask to hold up funding to Michigan if they want to go down this Voter Fraud path!"

Stealing The 2020 Election Through The U.S. Mail.  emocrats and their media scribes have spent more than three years glued to the narrative that President Donald Trump stole the 2016 election from Hillary Clinton by colluding with Russia to rig the outcome.  But they don't care about the legitimacy of elections.  If they did, they wouldn't be agitating for voting by mail this fall.  "House Democrats have sought to drastically overhaul the American electoral system in light of the pandemic, arguing dramatic change is needed to allow Americans to vote safely," Politico reported last week.  It seems they have the public on their side.  A recent POLITICO/Morning Consult poll found nearly 60% of voters "either strongly or somewhat support a federal law that would mandate that states 'provide mail-in ballots to all voters for elections occurring during the coronavirus pandemic.'"

Republicans plan to recruit 50,000 volunteers to check for 'voting fraud' on Election Day.  Republicans are preparing a multi-million dollar, multi-state effort to recruit volunteers to monitor voting places for fraud, a move that could bolster President Donald Trump's claims Democrats will cheat in the November election.  President Trump repeatedly has complained elections are rigged: that Bernie Sanders lost the Democratic primary to Joe Biden because of it, that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in 2016 through cheating, and even last week's California special election, that Republicans won, was rigged.

Coronavirus-related mail voting is off again in Texas, as state Supreme Court weighs in.  The Texas Supreme Court late Friday [5/15/2020] overruled an appeals court's order that had allowed election officials across the state to temporarily give mail ballots to people who are afraid of being infected with the coronavirus.  Attorney General Ken Paxton said the court accepted his argument that mail ballots should not be granted to voters who fear catching COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.  He said the Supreme Court's order stops the distribution of mail ballots under those conditions until his appeal is heard.  "I am pleased that today the Texas Supreme Court confirmed that my office may continue to prosecute voter fraud and issue guidance on mail-in ballots" while an appeal plays out, Paxton said in a statement.

Nevada's Mail-in Primary Shows Potential for Voter Fraud.  The Nevada primary is proving Republicans right about the dangers of voting-by-mail.  Thousands of ballots mailed to inactive voters, people who moved or perhaps even died, are reportedly stacking up outside apartment complexes and other areas in and around Las Vegas.  Nevada Democrats are currently fighting to overturn the state's ban on ballot harvesting, where Democratic activists collect ballots and then drop them off in bundles at polling stations.  In Orange County, California, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that every House seat in 2018 went to a Democrat after a record 250,000 vote-by-mail drop-offs were counted.  Some argue the signature requirement on the mail-in ballot, which is supposed to match the original signature on the registration card, is enough to deter fraud.  But it's not like the ballots are sent off to a forensics lab for handwriting analysis.  Besides, Democrats are currently fighting to remove the signature requirement from mail-in ballots anyway.

Don Jr responds to reports of unclaimed mail-in ballots piling up in Nevada.  With House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic Party cohorts fully intent on exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to ensure a nationwide vote-by-mail effort, the resulting concerns about voter fraud and ballot harvesting just got a major boost.  In Nevada, an all-mail voting system is being used in the most populous county in the state ahead of its June 9 primary election, and Fox News reported Thursday that red flags are being raised "amid reports that thousands of ballots are being sent to inactive voters."

Mail-In Ballots [are] No Magic Bullet For Dems.  The "Heroes Act" introduced Tuesday [5/12/2020] by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should erase any doubt that the Democrats hope to leverage voting by mail and ballot harvesting into a November victory.  The legislation purports to be a coronavirus "rescue package," but it's a $3 trillion wish list that would strip the states of the power to determine how they conduct elections.  It would require every state to allow "no excuse" absentee voting, provide postage-paid mail-in ballots, mandate that votes are counted up to 10 days after Election Day, and eliminate voter ID laws.  Ironically, even if this bill had a prayer of passage in the Senate, it wouldn't achieve its goal.

Nunes Says CA Repubs Plan to Ballot Harvest in November; Here's How to Reduce Vote By Mail Fraud.  Twitter liberals, predictably [disappointed] about their shellacking and possessing unbearably short memories combined with an abundance of ignorance, pounced on Nunes, accusing him of planning to break the law because he pointed out that "ballot harvesting" is illegal in 49 states.  Guess which state is the one in which it is legal?  That's right.  California.  It's a law that was spearheaded by Democrat Asm.  Lorena Gonzalez and voted against by every Republican in the legislature.  Republican grassroots activists in California are overjoyed by Nunes' pronouncement, because they know there is no way other congressional seats will be flipped without it.  While state party officials claimed to be shocked at the harvesting that occurred in 2018, they were definitely warned.  I know this because I was one of the people who warned them.  I was a communications consultant on a congressional race in the state in 2018.

Hundreds of Mail-In Votes Already Set Aside Due to Voter Fraud Claims in Paterson.  More than 800 mail-in votes in one of New Jersey's largest cities have already been set aside, according to a county spokesperson, as an election is marred by allegations of voter fraud.  Those hundreds of votes represent about six percent of all ballots that have been sent in thus far in Paterson's election Tuesday, the county spokesman said, which couldn't be held through traditional in-person methods due to the coronavirus pandemic.  There are claims that mass batches of ballots are being sent in after images showed bundles of mail-in votes.  A town over, in Haledon, a post office spokesman confirms a bundle of 300 Paterson city ballots bundled in a mailbox there.  A statement from postal inspectors said that their findings were sent to the attorney general's office and the Board of Elections.  The mayor of Paterson says the voting problems could be criminal.

Texas attorney general asks state Supreme Court to step into fight over voting by mail.  In a bit of judicial leapfrog, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is asking the Texas Supreme Court to weigh in on his interpretation of how voters can qualify for absentee ballots during the coronavirus pandemic.  Various lawsuits are pending over whether eligibility for mail-in ballots can be expanded to voters who risk contracting the virus by voting in person.  Paxton believes it can't, and he asked the state's highest civil court Wednesday [5/13/2020] to issue a relatively rare writ of mandamus preventing local election officials from doing so.

A huge GOP blowout in Garcia's CA-25 House race win — with a wait for the ballot-harvest.  Has a mighty swing of the political pendulum finally come in California?  Has political sleaze finally flipped a Democrat stronghold?  Have the blue-state lockdown orders finally snapped voters to their senses?  Sure looks like it - a red shockwave, as Breitbart News put it.  Former Navy fighter pilot Mike Garcia, a Republican endorsed by President Trump, looks set for a huge upset win in California's special election for House District 25.  At last count, he had a 12 percentage point margin of victory. [...] The odious prospect of ballot-harvesting, to acquire just enough ballots to flip the race, is now in the works.  Ballot harvestors working on behalf of the Democrats are going into overtime to turn in another 17,000-plus uncast ballots, and they have till Friday to "find" them.

GOP poised to retake Katie Hill's California seat, as Trump-backed candidate wins big in Wisconsin.  [Mike] Garcia grabbed a substantial early lead Tuesday [5/12/2020] in the fight for the open U.S. House seat north of Los Angeles in the swing 25th District, giving California Republicans a chance to claim a Democratic-held congressional seat in the state for the first time since 1998.  With 76 percent of precincts reporting and approximately 143,000 ballots counted, Garcia was leading Democrat Christy Smith 55.9 percent to 44.1 percent.  But, California routinely counts large numbers of votes after election day.  An unknown number of ballots remained uncounted and Los Angeles County, where most of them are located, was not expected to update its tally again until Friday. [...] Mail-in ballots can arrive as late as Friday and still be counted provided they were postmarked by election day.

Florida must clean its voter rolls.  Florida has long been an attractive destination for the elderly.  Retirees and "snowbirds" who flock to the state comprise an important component of Florida's economy, but a perhaps morbid corollary is that Florida is well-experienced in dealing with the deaths of its residents.  It is therefore imperative that Florida have robust administrative processes for dealing with the ultimate event in the human life cycle.  The state needs to efficiently cancel driver's licenses and social welfare entitlements when residents pass away.  Similarly, there needs to be an efficient mechanism to remove the deceased from the state's voter registration rolls.  Perhaps Ponce de Leon was right.  Florida may indeed possess the fountain of youth.  How else could one account for Johan George Immelman of Orlando?  The voterrecords.com website lists him as an active voter at the chipper age of 169.

How is this connected to fighting disease?
Democrats' coronavirus bill would eliminate states' voter ID requirement.  Tucked inside House Democrats' new coronavirus bill is language that would create a loophole in states' voter ID requirements, allowing people to cast ballots without having to prove who they are.  While the crux of the bill, revealed Tuesday, is a massive injection of taxpayer aid for states, localities and federal agencies dealing with the virus, Democrats also tackled some of their long-standing political goals.  One section of the bill would require states to allow at least 15 days of in-person early voting before Election Day this year, and to also allow voting by mail for any reason, overriding states that have more limited policies.

Mail-In Ballots Are a Recipe for Confusion, Coercion, and Fraud.  Enormous pressure is being mounted to use our current crisis as an excuse to transform how we vote in elections.  "Coronavirus gives us an opportunity to revamp our electoral system," Obama's former attorney general, Eric Holder, recently told Time magazine.  "These are changes that we should make permanent because it will enhance our democracy."  The ideas Holder and others are proposing include requiring that a mail-in ballot be automatically sent to every voter, which would allow people to both register and vote on Election Day.  It would also permit "ballot harvesting," whereby political operatives go door-to-door collecting ballots that they then deliver to election officials.  All of these would dramatically reduce safeguards protecting election integrity.

Our Endangered Transfer of Power.  In a country so divided it's now a weakness our enemies can play to, President Trump joined his two immediate predecessors to become the third U.S. president in a row plagued by widespread illegitimacy claims.  The 2016 election is still perceived by many as tarnished by foreign intervention, and saw voters spontaneously take to the streets in protest of the results, violence during the inauguration, and multimillionaire entertainers campaigning openly for state electors to ignore the public and overturn the results of the election.

Universal Voting by Mail:  Ripe for Voter Fraud.  Amid coronavirus concerns, political leaders from both sides of the aisle are weighing their states' options for mail-in voting for the 2020 presidential elections.  Advocates for mail-in voting argue that it will be impossible to practice social distancing when voting in person, and thus to protect public health, mail-in-voting is a necessity.  This is mostly a politically driven ploy.  Mail-in voting is vulnerable.  Case in point:  I live in Maryland.  I received my mail-in ballot and a ballot for the previous owners.  There's a big warning on the form threatening a $1,000 fine and up to two years in prison.  Do you think that's stopped anyone that wants to mail in a ballot that wasn't theirs?

California: Gavin Newsom Orders Vote-by-Mail for November Election.  California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Friday signed an executive order permitting all registered voters in the Golden State to vote by mail in the upcoming presidential election, citing concerns stemming from the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.  "I signed an executive order that will allow every registered voter in California to receive a mail-in ballot," Newsom said.  "That mail-in ballot is important but it's not an exclusive substitute to physical locations."

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In other words, you're being encouraged to vote in person, in addition to mailing in your ballot, and any other ballots you find in the trash can at the post office, or in your neighbor's mailbox, or in the dumpster at an apartment complex.

Florida groups claim 'unconstitutional poll tax' in new mail ballot lawsuit.  Three organizations are suing Florida over vote-by-mail requirements they claim limit people's right to vote during the coronavirus pandemic, amid ongoing efforts from left-leaning groups to change mail voting in the state.  Citing concerns of COVID-19 exposure during in-person voting, the groups — Priorities USA, Alianza for Progress and Florida Alliance for Retired Americans — filed suit Monday in federal court in Tallahassee, alleging in part that the postage required for a mail ballot in Florida amounts to "an unconstitutional poll tax," and that a ban on voter assistance violates the Voting Rights Act.  The suit comes during a growing legal push from voting rights organizations to change the way Florida, a major swing state, will conduct vote-by-mail elections during the Aug. 18 primary and the Nov. 3 general election.

Honoring America's Great Generation by Protecting their Votes.  Faced with challenges of aging such as sensory and mobility changes, access to transportation or a residence change to a new voting jurisdiction, seniors often rely on others to assist them with voting.  They are also are the trusting generation, and their personal values demonstrate an integrity they often assume is present in everyone.  Unfortunately, that is not the case.  Proven instances of vote fraud committed against the elderly occur at their homes and in coordinated activity at senior residences.  Fraudsters illegally harvest, manipulate, and falsify voter forms and ballots at senior communities.

ProPublica: Millions of Vote-by-Mail Ballots Aren't 'Missing' — They're Just 'Most Likely in Landfills'.  Last week I wrote about a new constellation of leftist philanthropy trying to influence the rules of the 2020 election, including pushing vote-by-mail, paying reporters to deny that voter fraud exists, and lobbying Congress to federalize state power over elections.  Less than 24 hours later, I saw these dollars in action — through a smear by the propagandists at ProPublica.  ProPublica is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) posing as a newsroom.  It is the new model in a changing media landscape, where groups like George Soros' Foundation to Promote Open Society give ProPublica hundreds of thousands of dollars and ProPublica does what the funders ask.  It should be no surprise that ProPublica is tasked with attacking anyone who reports on voter fraud or election security vulnerabilities but sometimes it rises to the level of parody.

Weaponizing Coronavirus, Leftist Foundations Dedicate Millions to Transform 2020 Elections.  New networks of leftist organizations have been created, fueled by hundreds of millions of dollars in confidentially-sourced donations dedicated to fundamentally transforming how the 2020 election is conducted.  Already, these networks have formed working groups, sponsored litigation, and lobbied Congress to pass federal mandates about how the 2020 election should be conducted.  They have even funded purported conservative organizations that place articles in conservative publications advocating for the fundamental transformations demanded by the left.  The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a frantic effort by the left to deploy massive new funding streams and to activate new aggressive and transformative organizations.  They are pushing for legislative changes such as federally-mandated vote-by-mail and the eradication of state election integrity laws, like absentee ballot witness signature requirements in Virginia.

28 Million Reasons Not to Trust a Mail-In Election.  "No idea."  That was the only answer state and local officials had.  When a federal elections commission started asking questions, not one person had any explanation for the 28.3 million mail-in ballots that have gone missing since 2012.  As far as they're concerned, 1 in 5 absentee votes just vanished.  No one knows if it's fraud, system failure, general ineptitude, or a combination of all three.  What we do know is that Democrats want us to trust this same process — on a national scale — this November.  Thank you, but no thank you.  Four elections.  At least 7 million missing votes each.

Appeals court, in blow to Kobach, strikes down Kansas law requiring proof of citizenship to vote.  A federal appeals court Wednesday declared unconstitutional a Kansas law that required proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, with a rebuke for the Republican former secretary of state who had championed the requirement.  "This is a huge win for voters," said Rick Hasen, an election law expert at the University of California, Irvine.  "It clears away a law that disenfranchised thousands but prevented no appreciable amount of voter fraud."

Court hands blow to Dems who sued over Florida ballot order.  The state of Florida does not have to come up with a new way to list candidates on the ballot, a federal appellate court ruled Wednesday, dealing a blow to Democrats who argued that Republicans have an unfair advantage because the current system automatically lists their candidates first.  The high-stakes jockeying over name order on Florida's ballot is hardly inconsequential as Republicans and Democrats grapple for every advantage they can get in elections that are often too close to call on election night.  Tossing out a lower court's ruling, the appellate court found that the lawsuit filed by three Florida voters and several Democratic groups had wrongly targeted the state's chief elections officer, who the court said isn't responsible for printing ballots and setting the order in which names appear.

In Wisconsin, yet another Democratic 'we're all going to die' claim fails.  When the Wisconsin Supreme Court allowed Wisconsin's election to proceed on April 7, Democrats claimed that Republicans were trying to kill people.  It turns out (surprise!) that Democrats were wrong again.  On April 6, a day before Wisconsin residents were set to go to the polls to vote, Wisconsin's governor, Tony Evers, citing virus concerns, canceled the elections so they could be rescheduled for June.  The Legislature, however, countered that order by filing an emergency appeal with the Wisconsin Supreme Court.  That same day, the state Supreme Court, in a 4-2 ruling, blocked the order, allowing the election to take place.  The United States Supreme Court also ruled that absentee ballots had to be received by the end of Election Day to be counted.  Taken together, these rulings prevented ballot harvesting of the type that turned long-standing Republican counties in California bright blue.  Democrats were apoplectic.

Andrew Cuomo Orders Postage-Paid Absentee Ballot Applications Sent to Every New York Voter.  Election officials will automatically mail New Yorkers a postage-paid absentee ballot application during the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said Friday [4/24/2020].  "We're making great progress to flatten the curve and decrease the spread of infection, but we don't know when this pandemic will end and we can't put democracy on hold," he stated.

Stealing the Election in Plain Sight.  Ballot-harvesting is a crime, forbidden due to the inherent opportunities for fraud, intimidation, and outright manufacture of votes.  The Democrats tried to legalize ballot-harvesting in the last stimulus go-round, but thankfully, they were caught and prevented from doing so.  Worse still, Elias's threats also seek to force Nevada to send a ballot to all registered voters, regardless of whether a voter requested a ballot or not.  As you'll see, Nevada is merely the target du jour.  The same will be expected of all 50 states before November 3, 2020.  This effort is spearheaded by former Clinton attorney Marc Elias, a partner at Perkins Coie law firm, the same firm that facilitated and helped disseminate the fraudulent Steele dossier, which launched the Russian collusion narrative.  Unsurprisingly, Elias was the attorney who engaged Fusion GPS to procure the dossier using funds laundered through Perkins Coie.

28 Million Mail-In Ballots Went Missing in Last Four Elections.  Between 2012 and 2018, 28.3 million mail-in ballots remain unaccounted for, according to data from the federal Election Assistance Commission.  The missing ballots amount to nearly one in five of all absentee ballots and ballots mailed to voters residing in states that do elections exclusively by mail.  States and local authorities simply have no idea what happened to these ballots since they were mailed — and the figure of 28 million missing ballots is likely even higher because some areas in the country, notably Chicago, did not respond to the federal agency's survey questions.  This figure does not include ballots that were spoiled, undeliverable, or came back for any reason.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton:  Democrats Hope to Loosen Voting Rules to Turn State Blue.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton [...] discussed the Democrats' increased calls for vote-by-mail, describing the situation in Texas as "really simple.  "The law doesn't allow for mail-in ballots in the cases that this judge ruled that they should be allowed," he said of the recent decision of a Travis County district court judge, who ruled that registered voters should be able to use the coronavirus pandemic as a legitimate reason to vote by mail.

Federal Court Orders Maryland to Release Complete Voter Registration Records.  Judicial Watch announced today [4/22/2020] that a federal court ordered the State of Maryland to produce the voter list for Montgomery County that includes the registered voters' date of birth.  This court ruling is the latest in a series of victories for Judicial Watch in its lawsuit filed July 18, 2017, against Montgomery County and the Maryland State Boards of Elections under the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA).  Judicial Watch filed suit for the Maryland voter list data after uncovering that there were more registered voters in Montgomery County than citizens over the age of 18 who could legally register.

'Granny farming': How Democratic ballot harvesting could leave seniors vulnerable to coronavirus.  We know how COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on senior citizen nursing homes across the country, but as November's general election inches forward, there's a political virus that very well could be in the air as well: "granny farming," a practice in which political operatives seek out massive groups of senior citizens to help them request mail-in ballots and then assist them in filling their ballots out when they arrive.  In his book "Fraud:  How the Left Plans to Steal the Next Election," author and researcher Eric Eggers details examples of how this process is carried out.  According to Eggers, one blind man in Florida testified, "No, I didn't fill out this ballot.  Somebody filled it out for me against my wishes."

15 Election Results That Were Thrown Out Because of Fraudulent Mail-In Ballots.  Voter fraud is too nominal to make a difference in any given election, goes one popular line of argument.  But tell that to voters in parts of Florida, Missouri, New York, and North Carolina in recent years.  Districts in these four states saw election outcomes overturned after absentee voter fraud came to light.  Now, with millions of Americans homebound because of COVID-19, progressives are amping up their push for national mail-in voting as Michelle Obama throws her support behind related legislation purporting to be a response to the pandemic.

Dem Sen. Coons Calls for $3.6 Billion Vote-by-Mail Funding — 'We Ought to Be Able to Do This'.  In a Sunday [4/19/2020] interview with MSNBC's "Kasie DC," Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) called for $3.6 billion in funding to allow vote-by-mail in 2020 amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  Coons noted people in the military and diplomats vote via mail and that President Donald Trump requested an absentee ballot for the upcoming election, advising if some states can vote entirely by mail, then it should not be an issue while there are shelter-in-place orders.

An all-mail election would be rife with fraud.  During my reelection campaign for Congress in 2012, I traveled throughout my expansive district and knocked on many doors.  Some people I met responded, "I'm sorry, I'm not a citizen so I don't vote."  This was puzzling since I was knocking on their door precisely because their name was on a voter registration list provided to me by the state.  I also visited empty lots, addresses with multiple names, and mailboxes (not residences) matching the names on my voter rolls.  How did those names get on the list?

In 2005, panel co-chaired by Jimmy Carter found: 'Absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud'.  [Scroll down]  ["]Studies of absentee voters have consistently shown they tend to reflect the population or lean slightly to the right.  But when ballot harvesting was deployed in California, we saw late ballots break heavily for Democrats. ... The San Francisco Chronicle reported that elsewhere in the state, Orange County voters on election night 2018 were calling the registrar's office asking if it was legitimate for someone to come to their door and ask if they could take their ballot.  Who was coming to the door?  According to a January 2019 Los Angeles Times story, illegal Dreamers were deeply engaged in the process — not just delivering ballots, but helping voters fill them out.["]  Chances of increasing vote fraud are also why Democrats consistently oppose any Voter ID laws and other efforts to require people to prove who they are and that they have a right to vote as a citizen.

Sebastian Gorka:  Greatest Threat from Coronavirus Is Democrat Push for Mail-in-Voting.  [Scroll down]  Democrat governors and mayors are using the coronavirus outbreak to expand their control over the population, noted Gorka.  "This week, Gov. Northam, the butcher of Richmond, under the cover of the coronavirus, has been taking unconstitutional decisions left, right, and center."  Gorka continued, "[Ralph Northam] changed the laws on all the purchasing of handguns.  He said that no ID is required to vote in Virginia.  This is a taste of what the party — the Democrats — are going to do across the nation."

Eric Holder:  Coronavirus is 'an opportunity' to permanently change US voting system.  Former President Barack Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder acknowledged that he sees the coronavirus as "an opportunity" to change the way U.S. citizens vote forever.  "Coronavirus gives us an opportunity to revamp our electoral system so that it permanently becomes more inclusive and becomes easier for the American people to access," Holder told Time magazine.  Holder went on to say that he supports shifting toward a system with more mail-in ballots.

The Story Behind New Mexico's Victory Over Vote-Fraud-Protection-Free Mail-In Voting.  The coronavirus pandemic has renewed Democrat demands for changing our elections to mail-in balloting.  The tip of the spear was their lawsuit in the New Mexico Supreme Court where Democrat public officials demanded that the Court order all mail-in balloting for the primary election on June 2, prohibiting absentee and in-person balloting.  In a stunning decision late Tuesday, after a two-hour oral argument, the New Mexico Supreme Court refused.  If Democrats had won, they would have taken that decision nationwide.

Valerie Jarrett: 'We Should Make It as Easy as Possible to Vote,' Including Expanded Absentee Ballots.  Appearing Wednesday on MSNBC, former President Barack Obama senior advisor Valerie Jarrett said the federal government should make it "as easy as possible" for people to vote as Democrats continue to push a vote-by-mail option ahead of the 2020 election.

California State Election Official Confirms Double-Voting by Mail in Super Tuesday Primary.  California Secretary of State Alex Padilla has confirmed that double-voting by mail took place in the March 3, 2020, Super Tuesday primary, Breitbart News has exclusively learned.  Days before Super Tuesday, citizen watchdog group Election Integrity Project California sent a letter to Padilla requesting his office look into possible double voting in the 2020 primary election.  More than a month later, in a letter dated April 7, 2020, Padilla confirmed double-voting in one case and suspected double-voting by a number of other registered voters on Super Tuesday, according to the letter obtained by Breitbart News.

True The Vote Ends Left's Vote-by-Mail Scheme in New Mexico as National Battle Intensifies.  True The Vote (TTV), a grassroots organization supporting election integrity, on Tuesday stopped leftist efforts to force New Mexico to shift to a mail-in election system in the state's upcoming June primary.  What leftist county clerks and the Secretary of State were trying to accomplish in New Mexico was to get the state's Supreme Court to assert control over how the state would handle elections rather than the legislature, where elected state lawmakers normally set procedure for how elections are conducted.

Tucker Carlson: 'Democrats Encourage Voter Fraud Because It Helps Them Win Elections'.  Fox News host Tucker Carlson argued that Democrats "encourage" making voter fraud easier "because it helps them win elections."  Carlson began the Tuesday night "Tucker Carlson Tonight" monologue by pointing out that those, including Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, who consider the current crisis an "opportunity."  After listing several bills Northam signed over Easter weekend and calling them an "entire rundown from an MSNBC weekend show all signed into law," the Fox News host pointed out one "that ought to worry you, even if you're lucky enough not to live in Virginia."  "His so-called 'election reforms,'" Carlson said.  [Video clip]  "With his signature, Klanrobes eliminated all of Virginia's voter ID laws," Carlson said.  "He signed legislation that allows residents to vote up to 45 days before an election, for any reason.  There is also automatic voter registration for anyone using the state's DMV, including those who do it online."

Democrat Lawyer Behind 'Russia Dossier' Pressures Nevada to Allow 'Ballot Harvesting'.  A lawyer whose firm hired Fusion GPS to produce opposition research on Donald Trump leading to the phony "Russia dossier" has written to the State of Nevada pressuring it to bow to Democrat demands to allow "ballot harvesting."  Mark Elias, a Perkins Coie lawyer who once represented Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, wrote on behalf of the Nevada Democratic Party to Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske on April 10 demanding that the state refrain from prosecuting violations of current state law, which only allows "a member of the voter's family" to return an absentee ballot on their behalf.  It is a felony for someone other than a family member to submit a ballot on someone else's behalf.

Virginia Governor Signs Legislation Repealing Voter ID Law.  Virginia will no longer require voters to present a photo ID in order to cast a ballot, Governor Ralph Northam announced Sunday [4/12/2020] as he signed several pieces of voter access legislation. [...] The governor also signed legislation to make Election Day a state holiday, repealing and replacing Lee-Jackson Day, which honored Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.  Additionally, Virginia will implement automatic voter registration for people who access services at the DMV and expand polling station hours as well as early and absentee voting.  Polling stations will be open until 8 p.m. instead of 7 p.m.  Voters will be able to vote up to 45 days before to an election without providing the state with an approved excuse.

Heed Jimmy Carter on the Danger of Mail-In Voting 'Absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud.'.  'Absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud."  That quote isn't from President Trump, who criticized mail-in voting this week after Wisconsin Democrats tried and failed to change an election at the last minute into an exclusively mail-in affair.  It's the conclusion of the bipartisan 2005 report of the Commission on Federal Election Reform, chaired by former President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James Baker III.  Concerns about vote-buying have a long history in the U.S.  They helped drive the move to the secret ballot, which U.S. states adopted between 1888 and 1950. Secret ballots made it harder for vote buyers to monitor which candidates sellers actually voted for.  Vote-buying had been pervasive; my research with Larry Kenny at the University of Florida has found that voter turnout fell by about 8% to 12% after states adopted the secret ballot.

George Soros-Funded Group Pushes Nationwide Drop Boxes for Voting [Fraud].  The Brennan Center for Justice, which is heavily financed by George Soros, is advocating the use of drop boxes to deposit ballots on voting day this November as part of a suggested overhaul of the U.S. voting system due to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.  With other Soros-financed groups, the Brennan Center has been leading a campaign advocating a "vote by mail" system in the upcoming presidential election, citing fears that coronavirus makes it too dangerous to vote in person.  Some of the groups are using the coronavirus crisis to push permanent changes to the way Americans vote.  Analysts have posited that such proposals help the Democratic Party.  Republicans specifically fear the prospect of voter fraud, since mail-in voting would be harder to authenticate.

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Michelle Obama backs expansion of absentee voting.  Michelle Obama is championing an expansion of vote-by-mail options with her voting rights group, When We All Vote, which is endorsing federal legislation for the first time.  The former first lady and the celebrity-backed organization will announce Monday [4/13/2020] their support for legislation introduced by a handful of Democratic lawmakers during the COVID-19 crisis, according to Axios.  The legislation gives all registered voters the ability to vote by absentee ballot and makes it easier for voters to obtain mail-in ballots.

Obama won't publicly endorse his former VP for president, but he'll publicly endorse 'mail-in' vote fraud.  Obama tends to pop up from his multi-million dollar digs in Martha's Vineyard when something is really important to him, when he sees an opportunity to advance his Marxist agenda.  Like now, during the coronavirus pandemic that has been hyped and hyped and hyped as a planet killer by his Garbage Party and their media propagandists.  The former president came out and formally endorsed Democratic efforts to nationalize California-style "ballot harvesting" and mail-in vote fraud, using the alleged 'danger' of the COVID-19 virus as justification.

US Postal Service investigating issues with absentee ballots in Wisconsin that went undelivered.  The United States Postal Service is conducting an investigation into issues that were reported with the delivery of absentee ballots in Wisconsin, which held its primary election this week despite concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.  The investigation comes after Wisconsin Sens. Ron Johnson, a Republican, and Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat, called on the USPS to look into claims absentee ballots that were requested ahead of the election but were never delivered or arrived only after the election had passed.  Johnson and Baldwin sent a letter to the USPS Thursday [4/10/2020] urging a probe into missing ballots.

Obama Exploits Pandemic to Push for Mail-in Voting.  And now, we have former President Barack Obama trying to lend some legitimacy to the concept of voting by mail. [...] The Democrats love the idea of voting by mail because it becomes much easier to steal an election.  Add to that the nationwide legalization of ballot harvesting, and it would be the end of the Republican Party.  In 2016, ballot harvesting was legalized in California.  A party volunteer collects the paper ballots (absentee ballots) from voters who are unable or do not wish to vote in person and then delivers these ballots to a precinct.  The opportunity to commit fraud with this practice is immense.  In 2018, Democrats flipped several House seats in what had once been the Republican stronghold of Orange County from red to blue. [...] Tom Fitton, the founder and president of Judicial Watch, tweeted that the "Left's "vote by mail" abuse would blow up clean elections in November.  The Pelosi/Clinton scheme would result in sending ballots to zombie voters, the end of voter id, and wide scale voter intimidation."

Judicial Watch Sues North Carolina for 1M Inactive Voters on Voting Rolls.  Judicial Watch, a watchdog organization, has filed a lawsuit against North Carolina and two of its counties for having nearly one million inactive voters on their voting rolls.  On Thursday [4/9/2020], Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit against North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, and Guildford County, alleging that state election officials have failed to clean voter rolls in violation of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.

Team Trump to Jim Acosta:  Here's Your Examples of Mail-In Voter Fraud.  President Donald Trump's re-election campaign on Wednesday responded to CNN reporter Jim Acosta, who demanded evidence of the president's claims of voter fraud.  "You've been talking about voter fraud since the beginning of this administration and where is the evidence of it?" Acosta asked during the White House press briefing, insisting that "all the experts say voter fraud is rare."  Trump replied, "I think there's a lot of evidence, but we'll provide you with some, okay?"  The president's re-election campaign responded quickly to Acosta's request, noting there were nine people charged in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas with "vote harvesting" and mail ballots, a political operative in New York stealing and submitting absentee ballots, and a resident in Pennsylvania receiving seven separate ballots in the mail.  The campaign also shared a Heritage Foundation document of over 1,000 proven cases of vote fraud.

A Sampling of Election Fraud Cases from Across the Country.  The United States has a long and unfortunate history of election fraud.  The Heritage Foundation is providing a list of election fraud cases from across the country, broken down by state, where individuals were either convicted of vote fraud, or where a judge overturned the results of an election.  This is not an exhaustive list but simply a sampling that demonstrates the many different ways in which fraud is committed.  Preventing, deterring, and prosecuting such fraud is essential to protecting the integrity of our voting process.

Coronavirus vs. voting laws — Democrats exploit crisis for election power grab.  [Speaker Nancy] Pelosi recently announced that she will try to insert the controversial election measure into the next stimulus package, which is supposed to focus on helping our country overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.  In the midst of this crisis, the American people want our leaders in Washington to combat the coronavirus and plan for an economic recovery.  Instead, Democrats plan a crass political move that will not even secure the right of each registered voter to cast his or her vote on Election Day.  What it will do is undermine states' ballot security measures — such as voter ID requirements — in order to lock in future Democrat election victories regardless if they are free, fair and legitimate.

Democrats say voting is undemocratic.  Democrats are livid that Wisconsin held an election on Tuesday [4/7/2020].  DNC chairman Tom Perez said, "This was a dark day for our democracy."  The Democrat governor tried to use the COVID-19 panic to postpone the election.  Both the Supreme Court and the state Supreme Court ruled against him in different aspects of his attempt to rewrite state election law. [...] 94 people in Wisconsin died with COVID-19.  That is 2 per 100,000 people.  The state has shut down except for essential services.  According to Democrats, voting isn't essential.  This was a primarily a primary election and it could have been postponed, except it also was an election for the state Supreme Court, which is why Democrats complained.  They want to put a loony lefty on the court.

Ginsburg blasts Supremes' ruling as jeopardizing voters' safety; Pelosi says SCOTUS is 'undermining our democracy'.  Late Monday night [4/6/2020], the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Wisconsin cannot accept absentee votes that are mailed in and postmarked after the Tuesday primary and general judicial election date.  The 5-4 decision was reached in an ideological manner, with the majority conservative bloc unanimous in their opposition to the state's Democrat effort to extend the deadline by six days for absentee ballots.  Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote a fierce dissenting opinion on behalf of the court's liberal wing.  Democrats had claimed that the absentee ballot extension was needed to safeguard voters in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

All-Mail Vote:  Great for Lawyers, Awful for Election Integrity.  The phrase "Never let a crisis go to waste" has resurfaced recently.  President Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, a product of the Chicago political machine, most famously gave Democrats this advice amid the financial crisis of 2008 to push through a laundry list of the progressive agenda.  We are seeing the same thing as part of Democrats' response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This time around, one of the top items on Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) list is vote by mail.  Democrats for years have been looking for ways to weaken voter laws.  They claim it will make it easier for folks to vote.  Of course, anyone who opposes Democratic efforts to weaken election integrity is subject to the usual unfounded and meaningless blanket criticisms from the left.  Now Pelosi and Joe Biden are calling for a massive expansion of vote by mail under the guise of a necessary response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This is a terrible idea that will have devastating, long-term consequences for our system of government.

GOP Gears Up for Next Relief Fight:  Democrats 'Want the Federal Government to Take Over Elections'.  The GOP is gearing up for what could be a contentious battle over the next stage of coronavirus relief, as Democrats continue to signal their desire to pursue a variety of changes related to the U.S. election.  Republicans and Democrats are expected to begin the process of crafting the next stage of economic relief after successfully passing a bipartisan measure to provide relief to small businesses and individuals affected by the coronavirus pandemic last month.  The measure ultimately passed unanimously in the Senate, but it initially did not go without opposition, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) attempted to offer her own version of relief filled with a variety of liberal "wish list" items, including major changes to voting methods

Wisconsin Supreme Court rules governor can't delay voting.  Wisconsin's Tuesday primary is back on.  In a 4-2 decision along ideological lines, the state's Supreme Court ruled Monday [4/6/2020] that Democratic Gov. Tony Evers does not have the authority to move the scheduled primary to June 9.  Evers attempted to delay the primary due to the coronavirus pandemic through an executive order issued the day before the scheduled primary.  Republican lawmakers in the state immediately responded to Evers's attempted order by challenging it in court.  Those in the Republican-controlled legislature have blocked delaying of the primary.  The ruling means that the Democratic presidential primary and hundreds of local elections will proceed as scheduled despite the risk of voters and poll workers increasing the spread of the coronavirus.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Overturns Liberal Governor's Last Minute Call to Postpone Elections.  On Monday Wisconsin liberal Governor Tony Evers suspended Tuesday's state election until June.  This was a reversal from his stated position just days ago.  It could be because the Democrat candidate for the state supreme court was likely running behind the popular conservative Judge Daniel Kelly.  Conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly creamed his two Democrat opponents in February's nonpartisan open primary.

Wisconsin moves forward with election despite virus concerns.  Hours after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers issued an order postponing the election for two months, the conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday sided with Republicans who said he didn't have the authority to reschedule the race on his own.

House Democrats reveal plan to attack security of military votes.  [I]n the Coronavirus relief package recently passed by Congress, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats tried to include language making it easier to commit vote fraud with the ballots of our military stationed overseas.  House Democrats' proposed additions to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act included changes to election law that would provide cover for individuals and activists yearning for federal protection for voting fraud schemes that could include military ballot manipulation. [...] House Democrats used the word "temporary" twenty-two times in their legislative requests.  But all changes to election law were to "go into effect in the November 2020 election and for each succeeding federal election."  Pelosi and team wanted to make sure provisions imperiling election integrity, particularly military votes, were permanent.

'I think a lot of people cheat': Trump dismisses expanded mail-in voting during coronavirus outbreak.  President Trump said he did not want to see expanded mail-in voting during the coronavirus pandemic because of the potential for fraudulent votes.  "Do you think every state in the country should be prepared for mail-in voting?" ABC's Jonathan Karl asked Trump during a Friday press conference.  "No, because I think a lot of people cheat with mail-in voting," the president responded.  "And it shouldn't be mail-in voting.  It should be, you go to a booth, and you probably display yourself.  You don't send it in the mail where people pick up all sorts of bad things can happen by the time they sign that, if they sign that, if they sign that, by the time it gets and is tabulated.  No.  It should not be mailed-in.  You should vote at the booth, and you should have voter ID."

George Soros Groups Pushing Democrat Scheme for Mail-In Voting.  Progressive organizations, many backed by billionaire activist George Soros, are at the front lines of a campaign advocating for a "vote by mail" system in the upcoming presidential election, citing fears that the Chinese coronavirus pandemic makes it too dangerous to vote in person.  President Donald Trump warned that voting by mail would hurt the Republican Party, lambasting Democrat proposals for more money in the coronavirus stimulus bill to fund absentee and vote-by-mail options.

Voting by Mail Is a Terrible Democrat Idea that Invites Fraud.  Democrats want to mail every American a 2020 ballot and have people come to your house to pick up those ballots.  Can you imagine?  Can you imagine mailing out some 150 million ballots to every registered voter and having some politicized "organizer" pick them up?  "Sir, I'm here to pick up your presidential ballot."  "I haven't filled it out.  You know, I'm not really paying attention."  "That's no problem.  Why don't you let me help you with that."

States consider November voting changes amid coronavirus.  States are weighing measures to change voting rules in November's presidential election as they struggle with social-distancing orders during the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, according to a report Tuesday.  "More people who vote early or vote by mail, means fewer people standing in line on election day," California Secretary of State Alex Padilla told the Axios news website.  But the effort to keep voters from going to the polls in person Nov. 3 faces legislative and financial roadblocks.  The price for states to change their methods of voting could pass $2 billion, Axios said.  And 12 states don't allow voters to cast ballots by mail.

Using COVID-19 to Kill Vote Security.  Probably the worst part of the coronavirus lockdown is the realization that Americans will put up with virtually any edict, no matter how draconian, and any subsidy, no matter how ridiculous, if they are scared about their health and worried about the economy.  Our system will eventually return to normal, but we now know that it doesn't take much to jettison the country's various checks and balances and constitutional protections, at least temporarily.  We've got to be particularly careful, though, about activists and politicians who are using the coronavirus situation to push for far-reaching and permanent changes to our system.  One of the worst ideas now getting a serious hearing involves internet and app-based voting. [...] Yes, some reformers want Americans to vote using laptops and cellphones.  If such ideas get traction, however, it could mean the end of the integrity of our elections.

Ohio uses smoke and mirrors on voters.  The primary election in OH was set for March 10, 2020.  Then someone in Columbus, without explanation, changed the date to March 17, St. Patrick's Day.  The cynical among us believe that the hope was that fewer voters would turn out that day, with the Cleveland parade and all, which of course was cancelled for the first time in 178 years.  Except that lifelong politician and Governor Mike DeWine cancelled elections at 3:30 a.m. on the 17th itself.  He had gone to court earlier that day to try to stop the primary.  DeWine said he would go along with the judge's decision.  The judge said "no" and all of a sudden the judge's decision was unimportant.  It took DeWine's cronies until 3:30 a.m. to get four Ohio Supreme Court judges to agree by phone to call off voting.  (Was that even legal?)  DeWine set the new date as June 2.  Then on March 25, the General Assembly passed H.B. 197, resetting the date to April 28, 2020.

Governor Northam Closes Virginia Until Day After GOP Primary.  We had a call in the previous hour from woman in Cincinnati very, very worried that elections will never be the same because they're arbitrarily being canceled, delayed, shut down, and, in many cases, they're arbitrarily being delayed, shut down for the benefit of a particular political party. [...] Now, why did Governor Northam in Virginia choose Wednesday, June 10th, as the date that people can finally leave?  Well, guess what?  The Republican primary in Virginia is June the 9th.

Joe Biden is Barack Obama without the fake Greek columns.  [Scroll down]  Perhaps the most obvious and cynical way Democrats in Washington exposed themselves during this pandemic was their nakedly partisan effort to expand — of all things — "voting from home" in the massive bailout bill.  Also known as "ballot harvesting," this scheme strips away every safeguard designed to ensure election integrity in America.  After all, this is the same party that managed to lose an election to President Trump.  The only way they have any hope of winning is to entirely rig the whole thing.  There is also talk in Washington these days of doing something just as bad as ballot harvesting.  Some people want to allow congressmen and senators to be allowed to cast ballots from anywhere.  These people are bad enough being allowed to vote while in Washington.  Why on earth would we want to encourage them by allowing them to vote from home, too?

Secretary of State Simon:  Minnesota should prepare for 'a different kind of election' amid COVID-19.  With the COVID-19 pandemic and a major upcoming election, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon said Minnesotans should prepare for "a different kind of election."  "The current public health crisis has been a serious test for all Minnesotans.  It has also been a test for our democracy," Simon said in a statement.  "I've heard from many Minnesotans who wonder how, or even if, we will vote in this high-stakes election year.  My answer is clear:  The 2020 statewide elections should go on as scheduled."  Election alternatives Simon has been looking to include statewide include mail ballots and expanding absentee voting.

Cornonavirus Is No Reason for the Feds to Take Over the Election Process.  COVID-19 — is there anything the coronavirus can't do?  Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) seem to think it should make the feds tell the states how to run their elections.  They've introduced a bill that would do just that.  S. 3529, the "Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act of 2020" is aptly named because it could bring an electoral disaster in November.  Not only is it unnecessary, but it would also make it easier to fiddle with election results.  Under our Constitution, Congress sets the time, place, and manner of federal elections, but it is the states and particularly county governments that actually administer the elections.  Our Founders designed this structure because they understood that giving the federal government authority to run elections would also give that government — including the incumbents controlling Congress and the incumbent in the White House — the ability to manipulate election rules to ensure their desired election outcomes.

Nine Liberal Pet Projects Smuggled Into Pelosi's Coronavirus Bill.  [#9] Sixty pages on elections:  Last but not least, the coronavirus legislation has 60 pages of federal mandates for elections.  Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), ranking member of the Committee on House Administration, noted that "the programs Democrats are forcing States to adopt, like early voting and no excuse absentee ballots, have been known to take some States over 5 years to successfully implement.  There's no way States would be able to follow these outrageous demands before the 2020 elections."  Worse, the bill includes a provision for ballot harvesting.  The legislation enables political operatives in every state to come to a voter's house to pick up his or her ballot and take it to the polling station.

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Obviously, if a ballot favors the Republican candidates, the messenger would deliver it to the nearest trash can or paper shredder.

Nancy Pelosi's Attempt To Legalize Ballot Box Stuffing.  Democrats, who have in the past taken stealing elections to heights never dreamed by the founders, have always clutched their pearls and insisted there is no such thing.  But just read the history of the democrat party and you will see they are, as usual, lying.  (JFK-LBJ in particular)  Recently there's this slick little thing they came up with called "Ballot Harvesting".  Made legal in California in 2016, and first used in the 2018 midterm elections, democrat operatives dropped hundreds of thousands of ballots off at polling stations helping Democrats flip seven Republican congressional seats.  Just a 'Milk Run' for when they ever regain control of congress.  Harvesting allows people to canvas, with ballots in hand, Nursing Homes, Homeless shelters, Rehab facilities, [...] etc. and (in states with same day registration) register and help fill out ballots *wink wink* and deliver them to polling stations.  There is no process for vetting or verifying those delivering the ballots, no background checks or identification requirements.  Now you understand why democrats are so against purging voter roles of long inactive voters?

Pelosi 'Stimulus' Bill Imposes Nationwide 'Ballot Harvesting' Without 'Any Limit'.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's new stimulus bill would mandate nationwide "ballot harvesting," allowing party operatives to return other people's ballots to polling places without "any limit" on the number of ballots.  "Ballot harvesting" was legalized in California in 2016, and first used in the 2018 midterm elections.  It allows anyone to drop off someone else's mail-in ballot at a polling station.  There is no process for vetting or verifying those delivering the ballots — no background checks or identification requirements.  Democrats dropped hundreds of thousands of ballots off at polling stations in 2018, helping Democrats as they flipped seven Republican seats.

Indiana postpones primary due to coronavirus fears.  Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb (R) announced Friday that his state will postpone its May 5 primary to June 2, making the Hoosier State the seventh to delay its nominating contest over the coronavirus.  "The right of citizens to elect their leaders in a free and open election is one of the cornerstones of America.  In order to balance that right with the safety of county employees, poll workers and voters, delaying Indiana's primary election is the right move as we continue to do all we can to protect Hoosiers' health," Holcomb said in a statement.

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I'd rather take my chances with the virus than risk what might happen to this country without elections.  The government is not supposed to guarantee our continued good health.  The government is supposed to protect our freedom.

Texas's Largest County Settles Lawsuit Over Noncitizens on Voter Rolls.  The largest county in Texas settled a lawsuit with a watchdog group after refusing to release records dealing with noncitizens on its voter rolls.  A federal district court in Houston entered a settlement agreement this week between the Harris County voter registrar and the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF).  The settlement calls for the county to turn over records on its cancellations of ineligible voters, copies of registration applications that have blank or negative responses to citizenship questions, and all registrar communications with law enforcement regarding ineligible registrants, among other records.  Officials from Harris County, the most populous county in Texas, previously testified that "thousands" of noncitizens were discovered on its voter rolls every year.  The settlement comes as the election watchdog group seeks to clean voter rolls in major cities ahead of the November elections.

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Fake news alert!  Brewster County is the largest county in Texas.  [Source]  Harris County is the most populous county.  It only seems like the largest county during rush hour.

Leftists Using Pretext of Coronavirus Outbreak to Push Unsecure "Vote by Mail" Free For All.  Never let a crisis go to waste, right?  Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton sounded the alarm and said the left is using the Coronavirus panic to push vote-by-mail in order to try to steal elections.

Coronavirus: Hillary Clinton Calls to 'Make Voting by Mail the Norm' in 2020.  Former Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton called on Congress to "make voting by mail the norm" with "free postage" as a result of public health concerns due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.  President Donald Trump said earlier this week that he expects the current national emergency to last through July or August.  The White House has not yet said what, if any, preparations might be needed for the November election.

Illinois Primary Election:  Chicago election officials wanted polls closed due to COVID-19, IL Governor Pritzker said no.  As turnout tanked in Tuesday's [3/17/2020] Illinois primary, election officials in Chicago said they tried to get in-person voting called off by state officials and were turned down.  Predicting fear among voters and pollworkers, the chief spokesman for Chicago's Board of Election Commissioners Tuesday morning unleashed a critical attack on Illinois governor JB Pritzker and the state's decision to plow ahead with presidential primary voting in the face of a coronavirus pandemic.

Reliability of pricey new voting machines questioned.  In the rush to replace insecure, unreliable electronic voting machines after Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, state and local officials have scrambled to acquire more trustworthy equipment for this year's election, when U.S. intelligence agencies fear even worse problems.  But instead of choosing simple, hand-marked paper ballots that are most resistant to tampering because paper cannot be hacked, many are opting for pricier technology that computer security experts consider almost as risky as earlier discredited electronic systems.

Democrat Voter Fraud in Minnesota.  Voter Fraud in Minnesota, and one can presume elsewhere, is practiced almost entirely by Democrats, who have waged a relentless campaign to block any attempt to block ineligible voters from voting, or eligible voters from voting more than once as "voter suppression."  It's actually technically incorrect to say that there is large voter fraud in Minnesota, because what you and I would consider voter fraud is in fact legal in Minnesota.  The Democrats euphemistic phrase for voter fraud is "ineligible voting" but the manipulation of the voting system is still fraudulent and so it's still voter fraud.  Most voters of either party are totally unaware of what's going on.  Voter fraud In Minnesota is practiced almost entirely by Democrats through a two-part process.  First, they construct election laws that are designed to tolerate ineligible voting and, second, they don't enforce even the weak constraints in those statutes.  Most voters of either party are totally unaware of what's going on.  Here is how it works. [...]

The Editor says...
The phrase Democrat voter fraud is redundant.  As far as I know, all voter fraud is perpetrated by Democrats.

Kansas City mayor is turned away from polls, told he 'wasn't in the system'.  Moments after making a plea for people to get out and vote in the Missouri primary Tuesday, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas was turned away from the polls and told he "wasn't in the system," the mayor said on Twitter.  "I made a video this morning about the importance of voting and then got turned away because I wasn't in the system even though I've voted there for 11 years, including for myself four times!" Lucas said.

Dems won't have to remove 209,000 ineligible voters from the rolls.  A judge in Wisconsin ruled in January that 209,000 names must be removed from the voter rolls.  Three Democrats charged with removing the names refused and the League of Women Voters filed suit to keep the names on the rolls.  A three-judge panel on an appeals court overturned the ruling at the end of February, saying the names get to stay over an interpretation of the law.  Wisconsin is a battleground state and legitimate voter rolls are crucial.  Ozaukee County Judge Paul Malloy ruled that the commission will be fined $50 per day until it starts removing the roughly 230,000 voters off the rolls.  Malloy is also fining commission members Ann Jacobs, Julie Glancey and Mark Thomsen $250 per day until they start doing the work.  The three Democrats refused to remove the names.

Sketchy — 44 Dallas County Precincts Were NOT Included in Super Tuesday Results — Election Officials Request Recount.  On Super Tuesday the biggest shock was that Joe Biden won Texas in the Democrat presidential primary.  Specifically, it was the moment when results from Dallas County, Texas, were reported when the media narrative of a Biden win began to be broadcast.  Go back to election night, re-watch the coverage, and you'll see all media broadcasting pointing to Dallas County, Texas, as the Biden inflection point.

Dallas County asks to recount Super Tuesday election results after 44 thumb drives discovered.  Dallas County Elections Administrator Toni Pippins-Poole discovered her office did not count about 10% of the ballots that voters cast on Super Tuesday.  She is now asking a court to let her conduct a manual recount of the votes, after she discovered 44 thumb drives containing ballots that were not included in the final results. [...] "Of the 44 thumb drives, 16 were not received in a timely manner to the Elections Department and 28 were from voting machines not scheduled to be used but were used by volunteer election officials," Pippins-Poole said in a statement Saturday evening [3/7/2020] addressing the blunder.

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Any time there are votes pouring in, days after the election, "from voting machines not scheduled to be used," that's highly irregular and definitely suspect.  It sounds like the "voting machines not scheduled to be used" were instead used to rack up votes for the candidate preferred by the party bosses.  Lyndon B. Johnson would have loved electronic voting.

More than 675,000 L.A. County ballots still haven't been counted.  Nearly 32% of ballots cast in Los Angeles County in Tuesday's primary election remained to be counted as of Friday, leaving undecided the outcome of some races, including the contest for district attorney.  County election officials said that a wave of vote-by-mail ballots left at vote centers and still arriving by mail contributed to the number of untallied votes.  The county registrar's office said it had counted 1,447,938 votes as of Friday.  It estimated that 678,050 ballots remained to be counted.

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Whenever there is "a wave of vote-by-mail ballots left at vote centers and still arriving by mail," that sounds to me like there are ballots being manufactured somewhere, based on demand, and the people who ostensibly cast those ballots probably don't exist.

Democrats rig California's vote, wonder why turnout is so low.  It ought to be a matter of shame for California that it's still counting its primary ballots from days ago in stale three-day old news.  The latest estimate is that they've got five and a half million so far counted and around three and a half million votes to go.  Election day, as CalMatters notes, is a misnomer, California has 'election month.'  But nope, they're bottling it and marketing it as "enfranchisement," saying that all the many, many, many ways to vote now in California now are why it's taking so long to count the ballots still sitting around.

Millions of uncounted California ballots to shed light on Sanders' future.  Voting on Super Tuesday in Los Angeles county, the state's most populous, was marked by chaos after a $300m new voting system resulted in hours-long lines that kept people waiting even as midnight approached.  Meanwhile, nearly half the state's ballots still remain uncounted, estimates Paul Mitchell, with the campaign research firm Political Data Inc, which tracks ballots as they are returned.  "It's like there's this black box of how many ballots are at the post office right now," said Mitchell.  So far, about 5.3m ballots have been counted, according to Mitchell, just over 50% of the 10m he expects have been cast in this election.  "The x-factor really is:  do we see some big surging coming with the uncounted ballot results?" he said.  "It's just a huge unknown."

Democrats get burned by their own 'early voting' shibboleth.  Turns out Democratic voters who cast early ballots for the dropouts — Amy Klobuchar, Tom Steyer and Pete Buttigieg — aren't happy.  They shouldn't be.  It's totally true.  They wasted their votes, all because they heeded the Democrats' encouragement to vote early — as early as 45 days in some states.  If the contest really was going to be among Bernie Sanders, Michael Bloomberg, and Joe Biden, they might have liked a chance to pick someone still running.  They can thank their own Democratic leadership for that, because Democrats have been pushing for early voting for the last couple of election cycles with alacrity, claiming to themselves that it was a surefire way to manipulate the tally in their favor and achieve permanent power.

Big Tech's Civilization-busting Bias.  If you could transport yourself back to the Middle Ages and tell people that living things too small to see can cause disease, they'd think you were crazy.  Seeing is believing and, quite often, not seeing is not believing.  Tragically, this phenomenon is also operative with the virus in our political system called Big Tech bias, which is, unseen by most and with no paper trail, killing Republican electoral chances and remaking our nation.  What if I told you that Big Tech could have been responsible for President Trump's impeachment?  What about the credible expert who warns that Big Tech can shift up to 15 million votes in November?  Note here that over the last eight elections and 32 years, no president has won by more than 9.5 million votes.  Shifting 15 million is easily enough to turn most any modern election.  And what if it can be said with certitude that Big Tech will win numerous races for Democrats this fall?  Do I have your attention yet?

'Hundreds' of Super Tuesday voters want early vote redo after dropouts.  Super Tuesday was less than super for thousands of voters who cast early ballots for Amy Klobucher and Pete Buttigieg, with many moaning that they had wasted their vote on candidates who later dropped out before the pivotal primary day.  Democratic Party and state officials in Colorado and Utah say early voters swamped them with requests to recast their ballots because they voted before the two major Democratic presidential candidates withdrew, according to a report.  "When Pete Buttigieg dropped out, we had a lot of voters who wanted to know if they could vote over, and later on Amy Klobuchar dropped out," Salt Late County Clerk Sherrie Swensen told Fox News.  "But we were already answering phone calls, emails from voters who wanted to know because they had submitted their vote by mail ballot or voted early if they could have a chance to vote over."

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That's the risk you take when you vote early.  If your candidate dropped out after you voted for him or her, learn from the experience, and don't ever vote early again.  Elections are supposed to be held on Election Day, not Election Month.

Pete And Amy Show Why Early Voting Is Bad.  Good for you, you got out of the house and went to vote.  You even voted early.  Maybe you got a sticker.  As you cast that ballot for Pete Buttigieg or Amy Klobuchar you knew you were doing your civic duty.  And now it doesn't matter at all.  Your vote might as well be a scratch off ticket that almost won discarded on the sidewalk.  This of course is the problem with early voting.  The justification for early voting is that it encourages participation in our electoral process, which, its actually debatable if that is a laudable goal.  But even if we assume that having more people vote is a good thing, what good does it do for anyone to cast a vote for a candidate who is no longer in the race.

Why does it take so long to get election results in California?  If the measure of a successful election were only how quickly the results are released, then California would be a disaster.  But that's not how election officials in the state see it as they prepare for the primary election on Tuesday, or Super Tuesday, when California and 13 other states vote.  They're focused on accuracy over speed.  "We prioritize the right to vote and election security over rushing the vote count," Secretary of State Alex Padilla said in a Feb. 27 statement.  "In California, we'd rather get it right than get it fast."

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Ri-i-i-i-ight.  A delay of several days means that the people who have control and custody of the ballots must sleep, at some point, and hand over the ballots to someone else, or leave them unattended.  This gives the political machine a chance to see which districts need a few extra votes, to assure the desired outcome.  Lyndon B. Johnson knows how this works, but he's unavailable for comment.

Thousands Of WA Ballots Tossed As Voters Refuse To Disclose Party.  Washington voters are livid over lack of privacy for preliminary ballots in the state primary.  As reported by Liberty Nation, these ballots force voters to declare their party of choice — Democrat or Republican — with no other option available.  Their selection appears on the outside of the form for all to see.  Frustrated by this lack of confidentiality, many have elected not to submit their affiliation and thousands of ballots have been rejected as a result.  As of Friday, Feb. 27 [sic - 28], nearly 680,000 ballots had been collected in the state and more than 36,000 were rejected because people did not want to declare a party.  To make matters worse, the preferences people choose are made available to the public for 60 days, including names and addresses.  Curious as to what other Washingtonians were thinking about this new development, this writer took to Facebook and reached out for opinions.  Of those who responded, only one person (from California) did not see anything wrong with the new system.  Everyone else was, shall we say, less than pleased.

Trump campaign manager says Democrats will try to steal the election.  President Trump's campaign manager thinks that Democrats will fight dirty in the race to the White House this year.  "They are going to cheat," Brad Parscale told an audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on Friday [2/28/2020].  "Trust me, I saw what they did in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.  They are not going to wake up in 2020 and say, 'Let's play fair now.'"  Some Democratic voters are concerned that Trump will refuse to accept the results of the election.  The campaign expects to have an email list that is 50 million contacts deep by November, and 2 million trained volunteers — a massive jump from the 16,000 trained volunteers it had in 2016.

"Those who vote decide nothing.  Those who count the vote decide everything."
Buttigieg wins Iowa after caucus recount, state Dem party says.  The results of the Iowa caucus remain unchanged even after a recount by the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP), which was requested by the two Democratic front-runners, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.  "The recount process resulted in no change to National Delegate allocation," the IDP said in a statement Thursday [2/27/2020].  Buttigieg remained the winner in the state, with a marginally higher delegate count than Sanders:  Buttigieg had 562.954 and Sanders had 562.021.

Lawsuit: 1.6K Dead People Registered to Vote in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  A lawsuit filed against Allegheny County, Pennsylvania alleges that nearly 1,600 dead people are registered to vote in the 2020 election in the county.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation filed suit against Allegheny County, where Pittsburgh is located, for their alleged ineffectiveness in cleaning up their voter rolls.  The lawsuit claims there are about 1,583 dead people still on the county voter rolls.

Group threatens lawsuits over 'suspiciously high' voter registration rates in swing states.  Voters in Florida, Michigan and Colorado are threatening to sue their states after an independent organization discovered that each has counties with unusually high voter registration rates — in some cases, they found more registered voters than actual people eligible to vote.  The data was compiled by the Honest Elections Project, a new nonprofit organization that blames the seemingly implausible statistics on a failure of states to properly update voter rolls to account for people moving, dying or being incarcerated.

Ohio Democrat tried to trade votes for cash, could get 50 years in prison, authorities say.  A Cincinnati city councilwoman could face up to 50 years in prison after being arrested Tuesday [2/25/2020] on federal corruption charges, authorities say, according to reports.  Shortly after being taken into custody, Tamaya Dennard appeared in court in handcuffs and leg irons to face charges of honest services fraud, bribery and attempted extortion, FOX 19 of Cincinnati reported.

Study Shoots Down "Voter Suppression" Myth.  A crucial part of the Dem narrative is that the Republicans have spent decades engaged in a vast conspiracy to suppress the votes of minorities.  Dem judges routinely shut down voter ID requirements, claiming that they represent a voter suppression plot.  When Democrats lose, they routinely blame voter suppression.  Stacey Abrams has virtually locked in a V.P. slot with that line.  Meanwhile a new study shoots down this particular political myth.  ["]Only 8 percent of nonvoters said they don't vote because they don't have the time to get to the polls — fourth on the list of reasons they cited.  Only 5 percent of nonvoters said they don't vote because they aren't registered.["]  In other words, people who value voting, will vote.  Those who don't, don't.

'A complete disaster': Fears grow over potential Nevada caucus malfunction.  Anxiety is rising over the possibility of another tech-induced meltdown at the Nevada Democratic caucuses on Saturday.  In interviews, three caucus volunteers described serious concerns about rushed preparations for the Feb. 22 election, including insufficient training for a newly-adopted electronic vote-tally system and confusing instructions on how to administer the caucuses.  There are also unanswered questions about the security of Internet connections at some 2,000 precinct sites that will transmit results to a central "war room" set up by the Nevada Democratic Party.

NV's Caucus Heading Full Speed Down SNAFU Highway.  After the Iowa caucus dumpster fire it was reported that the Nevada Democratic Party had hired the same app company, Shadow Inc., to provide an app for their February 22 caucus.  Party officials quickly said they would not use the app, and assured the party and the public that they had "previously created backup plans for its reporting systems and [were] in the process of 'evaluating the best path forward.'"  That "best path forward"?  A "caucus calculator" consisting of a Google form accessible through a saved link on a party-supplied iPad, reported to the "war room" from each precinct via internet connections of questionable security.  Three anonymous caucus volunteers spoke with Politico on Saturday, with one characterizing the first two hours of early voting as "disastrous... as volunteers struggled to get iPads to function properly and connect to the Internet."  Apparently those previously-created backup plans were as well-tested as Shadow's app.

Documents reveal DNC was 'intimately involved' in development of troubled Iowa caucus app.  While the Democratic National Committee over the past 10 days has tried to distance itself from the troubled app that threw the results of the Iowa caucuses into disarray, a copy of the contract and internal correspondence provided to Yahoo News demonstrates that national party officials had extensive oversight over the development of the technology.  The Democrats' Iowa caucuses took place on Feb. 3, but the outcome is still in question following a series of issues related to the failure of an app that was supposed to be used to submit results.  In the days since the debacle, DNC Chair Tom Perez has criticized the Iowa Democratic Party, which ran the caucuses, and the developer of the app, Shadow Inc.

Liberal Groups and High-Powered Lawyers Swarm Detroit to Keep Dead Voters on Rolls.  Liberal groups and high-powered New York attorneys swooped into Detroit this week to help the city fight a lawsuit over its voter roll irregularities, which included thousands of deceased individuals appearing on the rolls.  The League of Women Voters of Michigan and its Detroit chapter filed a motion to intervene on behalf of Detroit city clerk Janice Winfrey and Director of Elections George Azzouz.  Winfrey and Azzouz were sued in December by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), an election integrity group.  The officials had ignored PILF's requests to inspect Detroit's voter registrations after the group discovered thousands of ineligible voters on the city's rolls.

The Democrats' February Blues.  On Feb. 3, the Iowa Caucuses imploded for the first time in their history.  The new app-driven counting melted down, discrediting the very idea of caucusing in general.  The winner — Pete Buttigieg by two delegates over Bernie Sanders — was not known for days.  The mess was ironic in a number of ways.  The Democrats are the party of the Silicon Valley.  They pride themselves on being on the cutting edge of youthful computer culture.  But the inability to count simple votes was a bitter reminder that they understand the cyber world no better than their Republican opponents.  Voters might remember the 2013 meltdown of the Obamacare website, the abject failure of Hillary Clinton's supposedly sophisticated 2016 campaign analytics, and the incompetence of supposedly tech-driven 2016 polling.

Poll: Do you think that the current Democratic presidential primaries are being rigged in favor of or against some candidates?  39% say yes.

The Democrats:  A Corrupt, Insane Posse Masquerading as a Political Party.  [Scroll down]  Over at the Wall Street Journal, James Freeman explains the genesis of the App that failed.  "Veterans of Hillary Clinton's failed 2016 presidential campaign" who for some reason were considered "gurus at this sort of thing" created the app.  (Professor Kevin Gutzman reminds us:  "Robbie Mook, the Hillary staffer who laughed at Bill Clinton when he said Hillary needed to go to Michigan and Wisconsin in the 2016 campaign's final days, is the fellow responsible for the app that didn't work in Iowa.")  Their outfit, Shadow, in turn was supported by a firm called Acronym, Acronym is a "non-profit" run by Tara McGowan, continues Freeman.  Certainly not by coincidence, McGowan "oversaw the $42 million digital program in 2016 for Priorities USA, the primary super PAC for Hillary Clinton."  Among the hotshot coders Shadow engaged "was a prep cook for Starbucks."  Why was Shadow hired to do this?  Connections.

Iowa caucus 2020: Inside the Iowa Democratic Party's 'boiler room'.  At a brief training the Sunday before the Iowa caucuses, Iowa Democratic Party officials told the volunteers tasked with staffing a telephone hotline system to arrive Monday morning with books, puzzles and games — they were unlikely to be busy for hours.  But throughout the day and into the night, the phones rang almost constantly in the so-called boiler room, where about 50 phone stations had been set up in a security-encased call center at the downtown Des Moines Iowa Events Center.  On the other end of the phone lines were dozens of precinct leaders and county party chairs from across the state who could not download or log into a new cell phone app designed to allow easy tabulation and transmission of caucus night results.  The volunteers tasked with helping the local leaders said they had never seen the app, nor had they been trained to use it.

And this crowd of Democrats wants to run the country?  The establishment's chosen one, Joe Biden, who's led national polls for a year because he's hung around the public trough forever, probably finished fourth in Iowa.  We can't be sure because Iowa's Democratic Party totally complicated and then screwed up the caucus reporting process so badly that no one knew who won for days.  Any victory momentum for Pete Buttigieg or Bernie Sanders blew away on the wintry prairie winds.  Come to think of it, that might please the party's Eastern establishment.  The state party blamed coding issues with a new, untested reporting app.  Untested?  Anyone else remember Democrats' misplaced trust in a brand-new website that caused Obamacare's disastrous online launch back in 2010?  Americans rightly ask themselves, do we really want these clowns back in Washington taking over our entire health care system and trimming the nation's military might again to finance social giveaways?

Sorry, you cannot compel Americans to vote.  Democratic California Assemblyman Marc Levine has introduced a clearly unconstitutional bill which mandates that anyone registered to vote must attend a voting booth and file a response.  Levine says his intended law is justified and necessary because "democracy is not a spectator sport — it requires the active participation of all its citizens ... Those rights come with a responsibility by registered voters to cast their ballot and make sure that their voice is heard by their government."  While registered voters would not have to select a candidate in order to conform with Levine's desired law, they would have to file a ballot return, even if unmarked.  But as I say, this bill is patently unconstitutional.

Democrats Are Now Awarding Delegates Via Coin Tosses, at Which They Are Cheating.  [Video clip]

Corrupt or Incompetent?  No Good Answer for Democrats in Iowa.  There are only two possible explanations for the debacle in Iowa, and neither of them is good.  Either Democrats have corrupted the elections process so that Bernie Sanders cannot possibly win the nomination, no matter how well he does with their primary voters, or they are so incompetent that they can't even run a caucus in a state with a relatively small population.

Democrats and their terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week.  And then came the Iowa caucus debacle.  Though the evening grew long, the results did not.  In fact, there were none.  Vote totals weren't released to the public due to unexplained "inconsistencies."  Precinct chairs were unable to connect with party leaders; the state party hung up on a phone call with at least one candidate's campaign.  Sean Bagniewski, Democratic Party chairman of Polk County, Iowa's most populous, said of the state party in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, "I don't even know if they know what they don't know."  Much of the blame was placed on a new mobile reporting app that was developed by Hillary Clinton operatives and apparently financed in part by Pete Buttigieg, who, oddly enough now appears to have won.

Amid irregularities, AP unable to declare winner in Iowa.  The AP's tabulation of the party's results are at 99% of precincts reporting, with data missing from one of 1,765 precincts, among other issues.  Further, even as the Iowa Democratic Party's effort to complete its tabulation of the caucus results continued Thursday, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez asked the Iowa Democratic Party to conduct a recanvass.  That is not a recount, but rather a check of the vote count to ensure the results were added correctly.

The Myth Of Incompetence:  DNC Scandals Are A Feature, Not A Bug.  The Iowa caucus scandal has continued to get more egregious by the hour, with new revelations routinely pouring in about extremely suspicious manipulations taking place which all just so happen to disadvantage the campaign of Bernie Sanders in the first Democratic electoral contest of 2020.  By the time you read this article, there will likely have been more.  Following the failure of an extremely shady app developed by vocally anti-Sanders establishment insiders which reportedly was literally altering vote count numbers after they were entered, Black Hawk County supervisor Chris Schwartz shared the election results in his county on Facebook so the public could have some idea of what's going on as the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) slowly trickles out the results of the caucuses.

DNC chair Tom Perez calls for complete 'recanvass' of Iowa as Bernie Sanders claims victory.  The frustrated head of the Democratic National Committee demanded Thursday that Iowa party officials conduct a complete recount of the botched caucus vote — as Sen. Bernie Sanders was declaring victory despite the three-days-late incomplete tally.  "Enough is enough.  In light of the problems that have emerged in the implementation of the delegate selection plan and in order to assure public confidence in the results, I am calling on the Iowa Democratic Party to immediately begin a recanvass," DNC chairman Tom Perez said in a tweet.  The call for a "recanvass" came three days after the Iowa caucuses, and with Sanders (I-Vt.) declaring victory in the first-in-the-nation nominating state, though no winner has been officially named and still only 97 percent of the tallies have been counted.

Republican party launches campaign to repeal ranked-choice voting in presidential elections.  Maine Republicans are launching an effort to get a people's veto to repeal ranked-choice voting in the November presidential election.  "One person, one vote is a bedrock American principle," said Demi Kouzounas, chair of the Maine Republican Party's ballot question committee.  "Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) is a direct violation of that principle and threatens the rights of all Mainers and delegitimatizes our election process."

Many errors evident in results of Iowa caucuses released Wednesday.  Results from the Iowa Democratic caucuses were delayed by "quality control checks" on Monday night.  Days later, quality control issues have not been resolved.  The results released by the Iowa Democratic Party on Wednesday were riddled with inconsistencies and other flaws.  According to a New York Times analysis, more than 100 precincts reported results that were internally inconsistent, that were missing data or that were not possible under the complex rules of the Iowa caucuses.  In some cases, vote tallies do not add up.  In others, precincts are shown allotting the wrong number of delegates to certain candidates.  And in at least a few cases, the Iowa Democratic Party's reported results do not match those reported by the precincts.

DNC 'taking over' accounting results in Iowa after botched caucus: report.  Fed up with the dithering of Iowa party officials, the Democratic National Committee is "taking over" the accounting of results from Monday's botched caucus count as state party operatives remain unable to provide a timeline for releasing the remainder of the tally, according to a report.  The DNC has been "actively engaging in calling the leaders of each [caucus] precinct in order to verify the results," ABC News reported.  Polk County Democratic chairman Sean Bagniewski told the network that the DNC had been calling precinct chairs and asking for results, while Des Moines precinct chairman Carl Voss confirmed that the DNC had contacted him to request a copy of his tally sheet.  They both, along with an anonymous Democratic official, told ABC that they did not believe this had ever happened in previous caucuses.

Democratic finger-pointing escalating as Iowa caucus fiasco drags on.  Two days into the unprecedented and embarrassing delay in results from Monday night's Iowa caucuses, tensions throughout the Democratic Party are defining a chaotic slog to release the full results.  Intra-party friction was laid bare Wednesday as the Democratic National Committee sought to further distance itself from the flawed caucus process and specifically the new application the Iowa state party had purchased as a way — it hoped — to streamline reporting.  The app was built to collect and report the caucus results, but some precinct officials said they had issues reporting the results of their caucuses through the app.  The software issues kicked off a cascading series of problems, including difficulties getting through on the phone to report results after precinct officials had trouble with the app.

Clinton Campaign Operatives Behind Iowa Election App Failure?  What happens when you use an app developed by Democrats (many of them Hillary Clinton campaign veterans), not vetted and not tested?  The Iowa caucus fiasco, of course.  Talk about a cluster the magnitude of a 10.0 earthquake!  Dem presidential candidates were running around claiming victory without any results.  Precincts trying to report in were on hold for hours — if they were even able to get through.  The whole disaster is so sad it's almost funny.  So, what happened?  No one really knows for sure, not even the app's developers.

Out Of The Chaos, Let A Thousand Conspiracies Bloom.  As of this writing, late in the day on February 4 — nearly a full 24 hours after the caucuses — it appears that Pete Buttigieg is slightly ahead in delegates, while Bernie Sanders leads, barely, in the popular vote.  So now, every curious political reporter is going to be scrutinizing the tangled relationship between the Iowa caucus-counters, the online app that did the counting, and people who made, and paid for, the app.  That app was created by a for-profit technology company called Shadow, Inc. — not exactly a name aimed at discouraging conspiracy-mongers — which, in turn, is owned by a big-bucks non-profit called Acronym.  Oh, and Shadow, Inc. was also hired by the Buttigieg campaign.  Interestingly, Buttigieg, being a diverse and well-credentialed young meritocrat, is the preferred candidate of many Silicon Valley tech types, including Reed Hastings of Netflix, and family members of Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt of Google, as well as Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook.  So yes, it's interesting that the Shadow-y app showed Buttigieg doing so well in Iowa.

Kill the tradition:  N.H. and Iowa should not vote first.  Sometimes, it's more important to stand up for what's right than what's in one's own interests:  More important than wielding our influence on a single small state's primary, we believe, is to call for the end of an antiquated system that gives outsized influence in choosing presidents to two states that, demographically, more resemble 19th-century America than they do the America of today.

Only a quarter of Iowa precinct chairs were able to install the Shadow app.  The NY Times has a follow up report on the disaster created by the app intended to streamline reporting of the Iowa caucus results.  Earlier today the Democratic Party had released a statement saying the app had accurately recorded data but had a glitch when it came to reporting that data.  But according to the NY Times, the majority of the 1700 precinct chairs couldn't even get the app to install on their phones, in part because it had never been approved for use by the Apple store.

Iowa caucuses: legitimate disaster or cover for a more nefarious plan?  What is supposed to have happened is that the precinct chairs would have a handy-dandy app that would easily enable them to report caucus results in real time.  What actually happened was reminiscent of the glory days of Obamacare's utterly failed website.  A letter from Dana Remus, general counsel for Joe Biden's campaign, to the Iowa Democratic Party pooh-bahs sums up the disaster:  ["]I write on behalf of the Biden for President Campaign regarding the considerable flaws in tonight's Iowa Caucus reporting system.  The app that was intended to relay Caucus results to the Party failed; the Party's back-up telephonic reporting system likewise has failed.  Now, we understand that Caucus Chairs are attempting to — and, in many cases, failing to — report results telephonically to the Party.  These acute failures are occurring statewide.["]  As matters stand now, it appears that all of the candidates won 0% of the caucus votes.  In lieu of actual data, there are rumors.  Chief among the rumors is that Biden's candidacy collapsed completely and that Bernie had a major blowout.

The Democrat Data App.  The Democrats' Iowa caucus results failed "due to a technical error," a minor mistake, a simple snafu.  It could happen to anyone.  Right?  Yeah, right.  It seems to happen mostly with Democrats, who always, but always, flub the details, then blame the Right.

Caucus app blamed for Iowa vote count chaos was created by tech firm Shadow, Inc. that is run by staff from Hillary Clinton and Obama's campaigns.  'Inconsistencies' with an app that was supposed to track the results of the Democrat caucuses in Iowa threw the vote into chaos overnight — with zero per cent of precincts reporting early Tuesday [2/4/2020].  The app was created by Shadow, Inc., a technology firm that was created in January last year after data and messaging service Groundbase was acquired by Democrat non-profit ACRONYM.  Finance records show the Iowa Democratic Party paid $60,000 to Shadow, Inc. for website development at the back end of last year which was spent on the app, according to Huffington Post.

The Democrats Are Rigging Their Process Again.  If you believe a single word the Democrat Party is telling you about the Iowa Caucus results, please give me a call because boy, do I have a deal on some Central Texas property for you. [...] If you believe the Democrat Party today, then you no doubt believed Adam Schiff on Monday when he said that President Trump will give Alaska away to the Russians unless the Senate removes him from office.  If you believe the Democrat Party today, then you were no doubt completely reassured last night when Fox News brought out former DNC Chairman Donna Brazile — who fed Hillary Clinton debate questions in advance and played a major role in rigging the party's 2016 nominating process against Bernie Sanders — to reassure us that, hey, don't worry, everything's on the up and up out there in Iowa.

Come on, we basically know how Iowa voted:  Against Biden.  As of 6:30 a.m.  CDT the day after, media outlets had results from 0% of Iowa precincts, and 90% of the media reaction to the caucuses was about the state Democratic Party's failure to get and report results.  But we shouldn't pretend the results are a total mystery. [...] The large campaigns have precinct captains in nearly every precinct who call in results.  The Sanders campaign released all the results it had, coming from about 40% of precincts, and it showed, by all three counts, Sanders winning with nearly 30%, Buttigieg in second, Elizabeth Warren in third, and Biden way back in fourth.  The Warren campaign said its numbers showed Biden also in a distant fourth.  The Biden campaign hasn't reported any results.  Nearly every reporter who reported results last night showed Biden underperforming.

The Death of Iowa.  Iowa's reign is over.  Oh, sure, the state and its fabled caucuses may live on in some ceremonial capacity, perhaps clinging to a sort of emeritus role in the earlier stages of the nominating season.  Presidential candidates will still pay occasional homage to the state, observing the time-worn traditions of tractor shows and food on a stick, unwilling to ignore a place and a people that have been so central to the making of the modern American presidency.  But Iowa won't go first.  It can't go first.  Not anymore.  The disaster that unfolded here Monday night — improper recording of results, failed transmission of precinct tallies, botched management of the voting procedures themselves — will leave no recourse for the national parties.

Frustrated Media SHRED Democrats Over 'Epic Failure' in Iowa.  The TV news media have declared the Iowa Democratic Caucus a disaster, after a series of technical failures prevented the state Democratic Party from being able to determine a winner.  Across cable and broadcast networks Tuesday morning, a throng of overtired journalists laid into Democrats with a combination of frustration, confusion, and relentless mockery.  Intrepid CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was among those hardest hit by the debacle — no doubt in part because he stayed up into the wee hours of the night only to cover a contest with no winner.  Cuomo declared the event "an epic failure," while his fellow panelist and anchor Van Jones worried:  "This is starting to feel like possibly a real debacle."  The mood was decidedly lighter over at MSNBC, where Tuesday's Morning Joe panel spent the morning cracking jokes about the failure.

Nine Things to Know About the App at the Center of Iowa Caucus Fiasco.  The Iowa Democratic presidential caucuses are being called a disaster, a nightmare, and an epic fail.  In the subsequent round of finger-pointing, a consensus scapegoat has emerged — a mobile app paid for by the Iowa Democratic Party that was supposed to collect and report the results of Monday night's vote.  The app was reportedly developed in secret by a for-profit technology firm with the too-good-to-be-true name of Shadow, Inc.  While little was previously known about the app, new revelations are quickly emerging, including the firm's ties to Hillary Clinton.

Ted Cruz:  How can Democrats run healthcare if they can't count votes in Iowa?  GOP Texas Sen. Ted Cruz expressed his frustration with the delay in announcing the results of the Iowa caucuses by asking how Democrats will be "in charge of our healthcare" if they aren't able to count votes.  "Dems, right now, they can't stand in a gymnasium and count who stands under which sign, and they're the ones who want to be put in charge of our healthcare and everything else in our life," the Republican told Fox & Friends.  "I mean, these are the socialist candidates who say, 'We know best; trust us to run your life.'  Well, guys, how about figure out how to count your votes first?" he added.

Perfect Club Engineering — Iowa Democrats Release Partial Results — Buttigieg Lead, Bernie Screwed, Biden Covered.  A key point of reference is ABC reporter Kendall Karson revealing the DNC came in and took over the tabulations of the Iowa Caucus result prior to this release.  "One Democratic official I spoke to is being told that the DNC is "taking over" the accounting of results.  The official said this that to their knowledge, this has never happened before."  This is important because it highlights that The Club decided what partial results, from what locations, showing what outcomes, the Club wants to put forth.  Put another way, the DNC is releasing a specific 62% of the result to generate a specific Iowa narrative.

Hillary Campaign Veterans Run Firm That Built Disastrous Iowa Caucus Phone App.  Hey, Hillary peeps:  What Happened?  Will you now be blaming the disaster of the Iowa caucus phone app on sexism? misogyny? racism?  Russian interference?  Women under pressure from men?  Obama?  James Comey?  The DNC?  We await your excuses.

Biden casts doubt on caucus outcome, demands delay in release of results.  Joe Biden is seeking to undermine and delay the results from Monday's [2/3/2020] disastrous Iowa caucuses.  Amidst the chaos, Biden's campaign fired off a letter to the Iowa Democratic Party, casting doubt on the results, and seeking a delay in their release.

Tech Firm Behind Iowa Caucus Disaster Also Played Role In Creating A Covert Democratic Propaganda Media Outfit.  The firm responsible for the app that caused delays in counting votes during Monday's Iowa caucuses had a role in developing an outlet promoting Democratic propaganda outlets ahead of the 2020 election.  Campaign consulting nonprofit ACRONYM owns Shadow Inc., a company that operates the app Democrats hoped would simplify the process of counting the votes in Iowa's roughly 1,700 precincts.  Officials across the state struggled to use the app, leaving the results of the caucuses in limbo.

Why the Iowa voting fiasco matters.  The Monday night caucuses were the biggest moment in four years for Iowa Democratic party.  They screwed it up beyond belief.  They had one task: to produce timely, accurate, and reliable vote totals, and they failed completely.  TV anchors sat around filling time, waiting for Godot to show up with election returns.  None appeared.  The candidates themselves began flying off to New Hampshire for next week's primary.  It was a fiasco, a huge embarrassment not only for state officials but for the national party.  It denied the winners their big moment before the TV cameras on election night — and the fundraising bonus that goes with it.  It left the losers wondering if they've been robbed.  It left Iowans questioning whether they will ever hold caucuses again or keep their prime spot as first-in-the-nation.  The bitterness over this mess will linger, and the Republicans will exploit it.

DHS Secretary Chad Wolf:  Iowa Dems refused help vetting caucus app.  Monday night's Iowa Democratic caucus debacle stemming from an app tied to ex-Hillary Clinton campaign staffers is "concerning," Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Chad Wolf said Tuesday [2/4/2020].  Appearing on "Fox & Friends" with co-host Steve Doocy, Wolf said that the DHS cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency had offered to test the app from a "hacking perspective," but the party had declined.  "They declined and so we are seeing a couple of issues with it," he told Doocy.

Reports: Iowa's Democrat Party knew of problems with election app one week before caucus date.  Officials in Iowa reportedly knew there were problems with the mobile app used to tally the results in Monday's [2/3/2020] caucus.  The state's Democrat Party released a statement late Monday to announce its decision to delay the release of the official results.  They cited "inconsistencies" in the results as the reason for the postponement.  The Democrats went on to specify the delay was not because of a hack in an apparent effort to quell possible theories of election interference.  On top of the supposed "inconsistencies," however, many county chairs in Iowa have said they reported problems with the new app in the week before the caucus date.  One chair from Polk County said not only were there unresolved problems with the app, but local Democrat officials weren't provided any training on how to use it.

Comedy Highlights of the Iowa Caucus Disaster.  The results are finally in from the Iowa caucus and the only clear winner is... President Donald Trump!  All the rest of losers in the wake of the Democrat Iowa caucus disaster.  The good news is that the Iowa caucus disaster has produced quite a bit of comedy gold, some of which is presented in this video.  [Video clip]

Ted Cruz on Iowa:  "Dems can't stand in a gym and count who stands under which sign — and they want to be put in charge of our health care?".  Ted Cruz blasted Democrats for the Iowa caucus disaster on Fox News Tuesday, chastising them for not being able to "stand in a gymnasium and count who stands under which sign" while at the same time wanting "to be put in charge of our health care and everything else in our life".  [Video clip]

App used in Iowa Democratic caucus fiasco linked to ex-Clinton campaign staffers.  The app that was supposed to help the Iowa Democratic Party quickly report Monday's caucus results — but contributed to confusion and a muddled result as campaigns were in an uproar — is linked to Hillary Clinton campaign veterans.  Shadow, a tech firm that describes itself as a group that creates "a permanent advantage for progressive campaigns and causes through technology," is the company that created the Iowa Democratic Party's app, according to The New York Times.  At least the COO, CEO, CTO and a senior product manager at Shadow all worked for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, according to LinkedIn profiles.

The Iowa Caucus Just Crashed and Burned and Democrats Will Never Hear the End of It.  The Iowa caucus data operation just crashed and burned.  That means that it could take days to get find out who actually won the Democratic contest — the first of the 2020 presidential election cycle.  Gobsmacked candidates have come out to throw confetti, drop balloons, and declare "on to New Hampshire!"  There's nothing else to do except to declare victory and move on.  No one really knows, right?  Joe Biden's lawyers have sent the Iowa caucus organizers a sternly worded letter ordering them not to reveal the winner until the results are cleared with them.

The Democrats' nightmare scenario is unfolding before our (and their) eyes.  The party of the plutocracy masquerading as the savior of the underclass, a coalition of grievance-fueled identity groups not completely comfortable with each other, may finally face the reckoning it so richly deserves.  The only thing that unites eco-fanatics with the blue-collar labor unions, blacks with gays and Jews, or socialists with Wall Street financiers is the quest to harness the power of the state to their own interests.  The optimistic take on the current fiasco rendering Democrats incapable of announcing the results of the Iowa caucuses is that the party is hopelessly incompetent.  They have shamed not just themselves, but the state of Iowa, which is now denied its quadrennial place in the national spotlight and made to appear like a bunch of rubes, primitives, and idiots.  Don't expect the Dems to win Iowa's electoral votes this year.

'Not a hack': Iowa Democratic Party defends delay in release of caucus results.  The Iowa Democratic Party is scrambling after encountering problems with its new caucus results reporting system.  Iowa's state Democratic Party found "inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results," spokeswoman Mandy McClure said in a statement late Monday, referring to caucus alignment and delegate allocation outcomes from the first-in-the-nation primary contest.  "In addition to the tech systems being used to tabulate results, we are also using photos of results and a paper trail to validate that all results match and ensure that we have confidence and accuracy in the numbers we report," McClure wrote.

After Epic 'Nightmare' in Iowa, Democratic App Built by Secretive Firm Shadow Inc.  Comes Under Scrutiny.  Amid all the finger-pointing and anger that followed the nightmarish Iowa Democratic presidential caucuses Monday night, many journalists and progressive observers honed in on the smartphone app the state Democratic Party used — with disastrous consequences — to record and report the results of the highly anticipated contest.  The app, according to several news reports, was developed by the secretive for-profit tech firm Shadow Inc., which has ties to and receives funding from ACRONYM, a Democratic digital non-profit organization.  Shadow's CEO is Gerard Niemira, who worked on Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.

Lefties go into primal scream against DNC chief Tom Perez after Iowa fiasco.  The Democratic establishment's bid to blame the whole problem on an incompetent[] app is hard to believe, given the presence of competent coders on the left.  How'd they get a bad one, given how many there are on the leftside who do that well?  The blame is all over the place - on Hillary Clinton's operatives (among them, the notoriously unethical Robbie Mook) who created the app, on Pete Buttigieg who supposedly helped finance the app, and by coincidence did well based on first tallies, and on Michael Bloomberg, who Democrats say has bought his way into the shambling party.  But most of the rage seems concentrated on Tom Perez who at a minimum, didn't exert much oversight on the Iowa operation.  The raging tweets just keep coming and coming, it's like a firehose out there.  What this shows is a Democratic Party in meltdown.

'Inconsistencies' Found In Democrat Iowa Caucus Reporting, Conspiracies Explode.  All-out chaos descended upon the Democrat Party's Iowa caucuses on Monday night, as there were numerous reported technical difficulties and the party declared that it had found "inconsistencies in reporting."  "We found inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results," the Democratic National Committee said in a statement.  "In addition to the tech systems being used to tabulate results, we are also using photos of results and a paper trail to validate that all results match and ensure that we have confidence and accuracy in the numbers we report.  This is simply a reporting issue, the app did not go down and this is not a hack or an intrusion.  The underlying data and paper trail is sound and will simply take time to further report the results."

Killing Iowa to save Biden.  Nate Silver's 538 site said the final unreleased Iowa Poll had Biden in fourth place behind Sanders, Warren, and Buttigieg.  CNN and the Des Moines Register paid for the poll and censored it.  The Iowa Democrat Party did the same with Monday's caucus results.  It is likely 538 got the results with the understanding it would not release the results until the caucuses ended and the information was useless.  That is how journalism works.  No one should surprised by the clumsy attempts by CNN, the Des Moines newspaper, and Iowa Democrat Party to rig the election.  In 2008, the fix was in for Obama.  In 2016, the fix was in for Hillary.  And in 2020, the fix is in for Biden — except the Iowa Democrat Party does not have enough Fixodent to seal the deal.

Mission Accomplished — Chaos in Iowa Caucuses Helps and Hurts All The Right Candidates.  From the DNC Club's perspective there were three strategic needs surrounding the Iowa caucuses:  (1) Hide the collapse of Joe Biden; (2) Diminish the win by Bernie Sanders; and (3) cover-up a less than enthusiastic voter turnout.  Given the nature of very public primary races, this three-pronged challenge seemed almost impossible.  Almost.  If everything just seemed to collapse, go wrong, and become a mess; and if the end of the night outcomes could be delayed and undetermined; well, in that scenario the objective would be considered 'mission accomplished' on all three points.  That exact scenario just coincidentally happened.

Democrat Caucus Disaster!  Precinct Heads told to Take Pictures of Caucus Results — Text to Manager — Who Will Drive it to HQ!  The Democrat caucus results were delayed tonight in Iowa.  At 10 PM there are STILL NO RESULTS!  Eoin Higgins from Common Dreams reported that the secretive Iowa Democrat Party app stopped working hours before the caucuses.

Iowa Democratic Party on Caucus Delay: 'This Is Not a Hack.' So What Is It?  As America waited for the results from the Iowa caucuses late Monday night, the Iowa Democratic Party released a cryptic statement that did little to assuage concerns that party leaders might be engaging in shenanigans to deny Sen. Bernie Sanders (S-USSR) his likely victory in the first 2020 contest.  "We found inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results," a spokeswoman said.  "In addition to the tech systems being used to tabulate results, we are also using photos of results and a paper trail to validate all that results match and ensure that we have confidence and accuracy in the numbers we report."

Breaking: 'Inconsistencies' Found In Democrat Iowa Caucus Reporting, Conspiracies Explode.  All-out chaos descended upon the Democrat Party's Iowa caucuses on Monday night, as there were numerous reported technical difficulties and the party declared that it had found "inconsistencies in reporting."  "We found inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results," the Democratic National Committee said in a statement.  "In addition to the tech systems being used to tabulate results, we are also using photos of results and a paper trail to validate that all results match and ensure that we have confidence and accuracy in the numbers we report.  This is simply a reporting issue, the app did not go down and this is not a hack or an intrusion.  The underlying data and paper trail is sound and will simply take time to further report the results."

The Editor says...
Hey, Democrats!  You're supposed to wait until November to engage in wholesale voter fraud!

Down With the Iowa Caucuses!  Caucuses are a terrible way to pick a nominee.  There is no secret ballot, so every nosy neighbor and busybody who prefers another candidate knows who you're supporting.  There is no access for those who work nights or need babysitters.  And this year, Democrats have a fairly arbitrary 15 percent threshold — no delegates for anyone who falls below that line. [...] Apparently many Democrats believe the electoral college is some sort of unfair menace, but they're just fine where neighbors are trading snow-shoveling or chocolate cookies in exchange to join their faction.

Iowa caucus vote totals delayed amid 'inconsistencies'; campaigns lash out at 'crazy' state party.  The Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) still has not reported official vote totals in the critical Iowa caucuses as of early Tuesday morning, in a largely unexplained and unprecedented delay that has raised questions about the legitimacy of the contest — and Democratic campaign officials are livid, Fox News has learned.  The Trump campaign, meanwhile, openly suggested that the delay meant that the caucuses were being "rigged," and that the embarrassing night proved that the Democratic Party can't be trusted to run Americans' health care and implement sweeping new government programs.  Even if a winner were ultimately announced, the chaos and confusion has seemingly erased any hope for the major momentum boost that would normally result.

Angry Bernie Sanders supporters storm out of caucus calling it a 'joke' and a 'waste of time'.  Sen. Bernie Sanders's supporters angrily stormed out of a caucus here on Monday night, calling the process a "joke" and a "waste of time" after they started out with more than twice as much support as any other candidate, but ending up in a five-way tie, with all viable candidates sharing one delegate apiece.  Under the complicated caucus system, there are multiple stages of voting.  First, there is a vote to determine initial support.  After that point, only candidates with 15% of the vote are considered viable.  However, those voters who did not initially choose a viable candidate can migrate to another candidate.  After the final numbers are counted, they are translated to delegate equivalents, which help determine how many supporters each campaign gets to send to state, and ultimately, national conventions.

Iowa caucus results much slower than expected, state Democratic Party 'quality controlling'.  The Iowa presidential caucuses were thrown into chaos late Monday after the state Democratic Party said it found "inconsistencies," delaying results and causing widespread confusion across the state.  The Iowa Democratic Party said early Tuesday that it would release the results of the Iowa caucuses later Tuesday after "manually verifying all precinct results."  Party chair Troy Price said the party is "validating every piece of data we have against our paper trail.  That system is taking longer than expected, but it's in place to ensure we are eventually able to report results with full confidence."

Fox News Voter Analysis Survey:  The Iowa Democratic Caucuses.  As the Iowa Democratic Party continues to count the results of the first-in-the-nation caucus, the Fox News Voter Analysis — a poll of nearly 3,000 likely caucus-goers — provides important insight into voters' views as they headed to caucus sites across the state.  These results represent voters' initial candidate preferences, and the state's complicated caucus system means the final results may well differ from this data.  The survey revealed that eight-in-ten attendees were angry at the Trump administration and most of the rest were dissatisfied.  On that, at least, Iowa's Democrats could agree.

Trump Campaign Mocks Iowa Democrat Caucus 'Train Wreck'.  President Donald Trump's reelection campaign ridiculed the delayed results of the Iowa Democrat presidential caucus on Monday, calling the process a "train wreck."  "Democrats are stewing in a caucus mess of their own creation with the sloppiest train wreck in history," Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale wrote in a statement sent to reporters.  Iowa state Democrats struggled to verify the results of the caucus results on Monday working with a new tallying system.

Mayor Pete Seems to Declare Victory in Soaring Speech — Despite No Winner Yet Reported in Iowa Caucus.  "What a night!" said South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg.  Indeed, all this dumpster fire of an Iowa caucus was missing was a candidate who declared victory without a single vote being reported.  But shortly after midnight eastern on Tuesday morning, Mayor Pete put the cherry on top of this hideous sundae with a confounding speech in which he seemed to proclaim himself the winner.  Speaking to his supporters at his campaign headquarters in Des Moines, the former South Bend mayor strongly suggested that when the missing numbers finally do come in, he will emerge with the most delegates.

Maybe this has something to do with it...
Eight Iowa Counties Have Total Registration Rates Larger Than Eligible Voter Population:  More Than 18,600 Extra Names on Voter Rolls.  Judicial Watch sounded the alarm on voter fraud on Monday [2/3/2020] ahead the Iowa caucuses.  Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch on Monday announced that eight Iowa counties have more voter registrations than eligible voters.  There are at least 18,658 extra names on the voter rolls in Iowa, Judicial Watch reported.  The watchdog group also reported that Polk County has an unusually high rate of 95.9% of total eligible voters registered.

California's primary vote count could take longer than ever.  Californians start voting Monday in a high-profile Democratic presidential primary that has no clear front-runner and could take longer to count than any previous election in a state already notorious for slow ballot counting.

Do Democrats really care about election integrity?.  What does "election integrity" actually mean to Democrats?  A perspective is provided by the Democrat-sponsored "For the People Act" (H.R. 1 in the current Congress), a dreadfully misnamed legislative mess that purports to improve election integrity and transparency.  Some of its features are:
  •   Mandates automatic, universal voter registration, and makes it a crime to interfere with registration
  •   Allows voter registration at age 16
  •   Mandates early voting of at least 15 days and requires paper ballots
  •   Restricts and impedes routine voter roll maintenance
  •   Prescribes strict rules for redistricting and authorizes court takeover of redistricting
  •   Regulates digital political advertising outright, and restricts corporate political engagement
  •   Requires disclosure of donors by Super PACs and so-called "dark money" groups
  •   Requires presidential candidates and incumbents to release 10 years of tax returns
  •   Supports a Constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision
  •   Supports statehood for the District of Columbia
You can see where this goes — a grandiose "big picture" reform program that mostly suppresses free speech, cements Leftist influence, and protects incumbents — but does virtually nothing to address actual, on-the-ground election integrity.

Democrat Caught on Video Teaching Illegals How to Vote.  Is this how liberals will swing the election in their favor in 2020? This video is from the swing state of Arizona, which could decide the next election!

Two experts quit election accountability group over claims it has been endorsing untrustworthy machines.  Amid heightened concerns about the integrity of the voting process in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election, two election security experts recently quit Verified Voting, a respected election accountability group, in protest.  They claim that it has been downplaying security risks in popular voting machines.  Richard DeMillo, a Georgia Tech professor who sat on Verified Voter's advisory board, just left the group, soon after the departure of UC Berkeley statistics professor Philip Stark, a board member who sent a fiery letter of resignation on November 21st.  Stark and DeMillo believe that Verified Voting has been giving election officials false confidence in their voting machines and providing cover for the companies that make and sell the machines.

Resignation of Board Members from Verified Voting.  Richard DeMillo, a Georgia Tech professor who sat on Verified Voting's advisory board, and UC Berkeley statistics professor and associate dean Philip Stark, a VV board member, have resigned from the advocacy group, stating that they believe that Verified Voting has been giving election officials false confidence in some voting machines and providing cover for the companies that make and sell these machines.  In DeMillo's December 1 resignation letter to Barbara Simons (chair of VV's board of directors), he claimed that "Verified Voting's policy positions were unpredictable, contradictory, and not aligned with the values I once believed we shared.  On more than one occasion, Verified Voting has taken contradictory public stances in the span of a few days, undercutting allies and supporters.  The pattern of espousing new positions and making public statements that take local VV stakeholders by surprise is nothing new.  Rather than seeking out advice, Verified Voting has gone to great lengths to avoid it."

Somehow, "glitches" always favor the Democrats.
Hundreds of non-citizens registered to vote in Illinois due to technical glitch.  Illinois lawmakers are raising questions about the integrity of state elections after the secretary of state admitted hundreds of non-citizens were registered as voters, and could have cast ballots illegally in the 2018 election.  In a letter, Secretary of State Jesse White's office said a "programming error" in a signature pad at driver services facilities led to hundreds of non-U.S. citizens accidentally being registered as voters.

Poll: 12-in-13 Black Americans Have Never Experienced Voter Suppression.  Despite widespread claims by elected Democrats that black Americans are being unprecedentedly discriminated against in polling stations, about 12-in-13 say they have never experienced voter suppression.  A new poll released by the Washington Post/Ipsos asked black Americans 18 and over whether they had ever experienced in the last ten years a situation where they "tried to vote in a local, state or national election and were not allowed to vote for some reason."

For the time being, at least, the dead can vote in Wisconsin.  Two days ago [1/14/2020], we hailed the good news that a trial court judge in Wisconsin held the Elections Commission and three of its Democrat members in contempt because they refused to abide by his December order that they remove 200,000 non-viable names from the state's voting records.  One day later, on Tuesday, the state appellate court stepped in to stop the Elections Commission from cleaning out the cemetery vote: [...] The same judges — Michael Fitzpatrick, JoAnne Kloppenburg and Jennifer Nashold — had on two previous occasions refused to step in to block the purge.  This time, however, they moved so quickly they did not even have time to write an order explaining their reasoning.

Wisconsin Judge Orders 209,000 Names Purged from Voter Rolls.  A Wisconsin judge has doubled down on a prior ruling demanding that over 209,000 names be removed from the state's voter rolls before the 2020 election, the New York Post reports.  Ozaukee County Circuit Judge Paul Malloy had previously ruled in December that the 209,000 names must be purged, as they all failed to respond within 30 days of being sent mailers inquiring whether or not they had moved out of the state.  But the state's election commission has refused to start removing the names, thus leading to Judge Malloy holding the entire six-member commission in contempt.

Wisconsin Democrats held in contempt for refusing to purge voter rolls.  Across America, there is a constant war being waged over voter rolls.  Democrats resist any effort to purge the rolls, contending that any diminution of names on the rolls constitutes voter suppression and is manifestly intended to keep minorities from voting.  Conservatives strongly support existing laws to purge from voter rolls names associated with people who have passed away or moved on.  They argue that doing so preserves voting integrity by making it more difficult for the cemetery vote to affect election outcomes.

New York Democrats Move to Register Illegal Aliens, Non-Citizens to Vote.  New York State Senate Democrats have advanced a plan that will automatically register to vote all residents who apply for a driver's licenses — which now includes non-citizens and illegal aliens — unless they "opt-out."  On Thursday [1/9/2020], Senate Senate Democrats passed legislation that will automatically register all residents who obtain driver's licenses through the New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMVs).  As of this year, illegal aliens are able to obtain driver's licenses in New York, indicating that illegal aliens and non-citizens will only be excluded from the state voter rolls if they check the "opt-out" box before applying for a license.

New York Floats Automatic Voter Registration To Illegal Aliens.  New York may give automatic voter registration to illegals who have driver's licenses.  A loophole in the new law granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants could allow hundreds of thousands of people to fraudulently register to vote in New York.

40 Million New Democrat Voters.  A shadowy new alliance led by pro-China communists plans to mobilize 40 million new Democratic voters for the 2020 election.  This group, firstly known as the State-based Power Caucus and now simply the State Power Caucus, has the ability to mobilize thousands of volunteers and paid staff in New York, California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Minnesota, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Mississippi, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, and Texas.  The State Power Caucus has already had a major political impact in Virginia, Florida, Kentucky, Texas, California, and several other states.  This alliance could decide the 2020 election — yet it's operating almost completely "under the radar."  In July 2017, 20 state-based organizations from 13 states united to form the State-Based Power Caucus.  The organization has no website and has generated very little publicity.  We don't even know its full roster of member organizations or the identities of most of its leaders.

Watchdog Group Tells 5 States of Millions of Extra Voter Registrations.  Democrats have long denied that voter fraud affects electoral outcomes and claims that those on the right want to crack down on voter fraud solely as a means of preventing the poor and minorities from voting.  But experts say fraudulent voter registrations open the door to fraudulent voting.  President Donald Trump and Republicans have long warned about the dangers of voter fraud.  Significantly, four of the states with voter over-registrations — Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, and Colorado — are important battleground states that will figure prominently in the presidential election later this year.  An unusually high voter registration rate suggests a jurisdiction may not be removing voters who have died or who have moved elsewhere, as required by federal law, according to Judicial Watch.

Judicial Watch Uncovers Millions on Dirty Voter Rolls!  One of the most important things we can do in this election year is continue to force states and counties across the nation to comply with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA).  And we are.  We have sent notice-of-violation letters to 19 large counties in five states that we intend to sue unless they take steps to comply with the law and remove ineligible voter registrations within 90 days.  Section 8 of the act requires jurisdictions to take reasonable efforts to remove ineligible registrations from their rolls.  Despite our successful litigation to bring counties and states into compliance with the NVRA, voter registration lists across the country remain significantly out of date.  According to our analysis of data released by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) this year, 378 counties nationwide have more voter registrations than citizens old enough to vote, i.e., counties where registration rates exceed 100%.

DHS to investigate driver's licenses for illegal aliens.  In the last few years, numerous states have already begun to, or soon will, issue driver's licenses to illegal aliens.  Spurred by concerns about national security risks, Trump's Department of Homeland Security is finally investigating whether these licenses are pathways to dangerous identity fraud.  The plethora of licenses in the hands of illegal aliens has worried those concerned about voting integrity.  In California, for example, the current iteration of the "motor voter" law means that anyone who obtains or renews a driver's license is automatically registered to vote.

Voter suppression, Iowa style.  The winner of the Iowa caucus has become the Democratic nominee in every 21st century election.  Yet, turnout is sparse; only 15.7% of registered Democrats showed up for the 2016 caucus and not many more are expected this year.  It is easy to understand why.  To participate, voters must drive to a caucus site at night and spend several hours listening to discussions of candidates' merits.  There are no secret ballots, your friends and neighbors know how you voted.  Many who worked evenings can't participate.  Parents of young children are unlikely to show up; especially single moms who can't afford babysitters.  Ditto for farmers and many factory hands whose days start before sunrise.  The result is an electorate filled with college professors, college students, union officials and party activists.

19 Arrests Later, a Texas Town Is Torn Apart Over Voter Fraud.  The story that thrust a Rio Grande Valley city into the national spotlight is hardly a new anomaly, say residents such as Richard Monte.  "Down here, voter fraud is not all that unusual," says Monte, a city planning consultant in a brown suit jacket, sitting with other activists at a table in Coffee Zone on McColl Road.  "It's unusual when they get prosecuted."  Now, for this south Texas town, that unusual moment has arrived.  A November 2017 mayoral election has been under scrutiny from local and state officials, and 19 arrests have been made over alleged voter fraud.  The mayor — and winner of the 2017 election — was indicted earlier this month, along with his wife.

The Editor says...
The article above is about Edinburg, which used to be a nice place to live, especially in the winter.  My parents and I lived in the Rio Grande Valley back in 1971.  Now I'm not sure it's worthwhile, or safe, to back for a visit.

Federal Judge Denies Effort to Restore 98,000 Purged Georgia Voters.  A federal judge ruled on Friday [12/27/2019] that the state of Georgia acted within the law by purging 98,000 voters from registration rolls who hadn't voted in 8 years or responded to a mailed notification letter.  All told, Georgia purged nearly 300,000 people who were either inactive or did not respond to the mailer.  Liberal groups fought the purge claiming it was unconstitutional.  But the judge didn't see it that way.

9 people suspected of double voting in 2018 election, referred for prosecution.  Iowa state officials have referred nine people to Iowa county attorneys, saying the nine voted twice in the November election last year.  The Iowa secretary of state's office said in a news release Friday that the nine are suspected of voting in Iowa after casting ballots in other states.  There were 27 suspected instances of people voting first in Iowa and then other states during the same election.

Mass Migration Could Give Urbanized Blue States a Disproportionate Electoral Advantage.  Trump was able to win competitive states such as Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina, and Wisconsin — all states that are projected to lose one seat, according to the CIS study.  Shockingly, Ohio will lose three more seats thanks to these redistricting changes.  On the other hand, Florida would gain three additional seats while New Jersey would add two and Illinois and Massachusetts would add another seat.  "Apportionment is a zero-sum system; by adding more population to some states rather than others, immigration will continue to significantly redistribute political power in Washington," the study argues.  Illegal immigrants and their American-born children will cause pivotal swing states to lose seats.

Kearns: noncitizen registered to vote under Green Light Law.  "They said it could never happen.  It just happened," said Erie County Clerk, Michael Kearns.  Kearns is talking about what he describes as voter fraud related to the recently implemented green light law.  Kearns said last week, a noncitizen walked into the downtown branch of the DMV, applied for a commercial driver's license, but also registered to vote.  "It goes to show that the person completed their transaction on a Tuesday and by Friday they're on the voter registration form," Kearns added.

Don't Look Away.  [Scroll down]  Then there was the election in 2018 and the unimaginable, naked fraud that gave them the house.  In Arizona the polls were left open for weeks, under a provision supposed to be for when the polls had closed for a storm.  They remained open until the right candidate won.  [O]r the left one, in this case.  And it wasn't the only place.  Plus we now know they did a never-end of vote harvesting.  Which btw people are so confused about I saw someone in a blog suggest we should harvest votes ourselves.  Guys, what they did was go to nursing homes and hospitals and "vote" for people who can't/shouldn't/don't know.  They also "harvested" unvoted ballots from trash.  Those aren't even LEGAL.  And then they spent years throwing a screaming tantrum that we should abolish the electoral college, because they can't commit that level of fraud everywhere.

America Must Confront The Enemy From Within.  We are witnessing a full-fledged attack on the Electoral College to rig our elections once and for all to always go Marxist.  In fact, eventually, they will find a way to do away with elections altogether in the name of 'fairness'.  Between that and opening our borders to unfettered invasion, the left has a plan to control this country and rewrite our Constitution once and for all.  They have rigged election after election and won't stand for anyone on the right winning.  That inspired this attempted soft coup against Trump.  The left literally rigged getting the House of Representatives back and again, we did nothing to stop them.

Midland County officials just found a missing ballot box.  It may change the result of a $569 million bond election.  A proposal for a $569 million bond to build two new high school buildings in Midland failed by 25 votes in the November election, a margin slim enough it set off calls for a recount.  The ballots were recounted manually, and to the delight of Midland ISD officials, the results flipped and the proposal passed by a margin of 11 votes.  But last week, a Midland elections staffer found a box on the bottom of a shelf in the office containing 836 ballots that weren't tallied in the recount.

Judge allows Georgia to purge 309K voter registrations overnight.  About 309,000 names were set to be erased from Georgia's list of registered voters Monday night, a mass cancellation that a federal judge allowed to move forward.  A voting rights group, Fair Fight Action, said in federal court Monday that the registration cancellations target roughly 120,000 inactive voters who would otherwise be eligible to participate in elections but are being removed because they haven't cast a ballot since at least 2012.  The rest of the people on the cancellation list either moved from Georgia or mail sent to them by election officials was undeliverable.

Judge Allows Georgia to Purge More Than 300,000 Names From Its Voter Rolls.  A federal judge on Monday [12/16/2019] allowed Georgia to purge 309,000 names from its voter rolls but he also scheduled a second hearing to hear additional arguments.

California DMV "Accidentally" Re-Registering Hundreds Of Voters As Non Affiliated.  Whether by intent or incompetence, California officials are once again feeling the heat from another voter registration covfefe.  This round involves the DMV's new "motor voter" program, which automatically registers people to vote as they get their driver license or change their address.  The DMV has "accidentally" been registering people as non affiliated instead of the party they actually signed up with, even if they had previously been registered to vote with the party of their choosing.

Hundreds of Cali voters being registered under the wrong party, 'could disproportionately hurt' GOP.  Thanks to Democrats, besides funneling taxpayer money to illegal aliens and enacting draconian gun legislation, California's local government may be behind, intentional or not, voters' registration information being changed without consent.  According to reports, these registration errors are most likely to hurt Republicans.

Judge orders 234,000 purged from Wisconsin voter rolls.  An Wisconsin judge on Friday ordered the state to remove hundreds of thousands of people from Wisconsin's voter rolls because they may have moved.  The case is being closely watched because of the state's critical role in next year's presidential race.  Ozaukee County Judge Paul Malloy also denied the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin's petition to intervene.  Lawyers for the League and for the Wisconsin Elections Commission indicated they will appeal and asked Malloy to stay his ruling pending those appeals, but he declined.

Judge: 234K Wisconsin voter registrations should be tossed.  A Wisconsin judge on Friday [12/13/2019] ordered that the registration of up to 234,000 voters be tossed out because they may have moved, a victory for conservatives that could make it more difficult for people to vote next year in the key swing state.

The Editor says...
The clear implication here, if not a flat-out assertion, is that conservatives want to "make it more difficult for [all] people to vote."  That is a vicious canard.  Conservatives want to make voter fraud more difficult.

Lawsuit: More Than 2.5K Dead People Are Registered to Vote in Detroit.  More than 2,500 dead Americans remain on the voter rolls in Detroit, Michigan, according to a federal lawsuit filed this week.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) filed a lawsuit in federal court this week against the city of Detroit for allegedly failing to maintain their voter rolls, including keeping more than 2,500 dead Americans aged 85 and older on the rolls.

Battleground Ohio:  Investigation Uncovers Hundreds of Illegally Registered Non-Citizen Voters.  Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced on Wednesday that an investigation by his office has uncovered hundreds of illegally registered non-citizen voters, 77 of whom cast ballots in the November 2018 election.  In a letter to Attorney Dave Yost on December 4, LaRose, a Republican, explained, "As a result of our review, my office has identified 277 individuals who registered to vote in Ohio and 77 individuals who cast a ballot in an Ohio election and who appear to be legally present, noncitizens."  The Secretary of State said the review "utilized a cross-matching of the voter rolls in the Statewide Voter Registration Database with the list of individuals who have Ohio driver licenses or state identification cards."

Hold on There.  Civil War Not Necessary.  [Scroll down]  It is ironic that liberals are obsessing about foreign interference in our elections when the truth is that many foreigners are voting here illegally and any effort to prevent that is halted by the Democrats.  The canard that voter ID requirements alienate voters has to be put to rest.  Picture IDs are routinely required at banks, hotels, even grocery stores.  Shouldn't elections be held to a higher standard?  Only bona fide citizens, native or naturalized are eligible to vote.  Why do liberals endorse open borders?  Why have leftwing politicians enacted laws making it super easy to register the ineligible?  Motor voter and same day registration are just a couple of ways to slip in bogus voting.  I saw a voter registration form at a NYC rally that asserted one was eligible to vote if they were born in North America. [...] In a sane world, we would be purging all registration rolls and requiring voter ID confirming eligibility to reregister.  But we are living in total chaos bordering on insanity that is dominated by a militant tyrant minority of progressives.

Voter residency law to take effect for presidential primary.  A federal judge has denied a motion to stop a new residency law from being implemented before the New Hampshire primary.  The law, known as HB 1264, was passed in 2018.  It slightly changed the definition of "residency" in one section of New Hampshire law to eliminate the requirement that a person plan to live in New Hampshire "for the indefinite future" to be considered a resident.  Secretary of State William Gardner has said the law does not change the requirements to register to vote.

Election Fraud on a National Scale?  Dallas patriots Kevin Freeman, host of the Economic War Room on BlazeTV and Russ Ramsland, a voter fraud and election expert, have released detailed findings from a cyber/forensic investigation into election fraud utilizing compromised voting machines in 2018 (and quite probably, in the governor's race in 2019 in Kentucky). [...] This is the 21st century version of Stalin's ruthless observation, "it's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes."  Only today's Stalins can do it all by online penetration of unsecure 'voting machines' to count and alter votes, and leave almost no IT fingerprints.

Voting Machines in 16 States Tied to George Soros Ally.  Concerns are being raised over ties between George Soros, a billionaire and political activist with deep ties to Hillary Clinton, and an electronic voting company with machines in 16 states.  The chairman of the London-based company, Smartmatic International, is Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, who also works under Soros.  Malloch-Brown is on the board of the Open Society Foundations, run by Soros.  His brief biography on the Smartmatic website says he was also formerly the vice chairman of Soros's Investment Funds and of Soros's Open Society Foundations.  In the five days up to Oct. 26, a White House petition that calls on Congress to hold an emergency session about removing the Smartmatic voting machines received more than 71,000 signatures.

How President Trump Loses in 2020.  Here's how it will look.  The Democrats will continue to funnel huge sums of money into local races targeting swing districts using front organizations like Planned Parenthood and MoveOn.org.  The Establishment Republican Party will resign itself to failure in those districts, fail to mobilize voters, or act too late to make a difference.  Republican voters will fail to go to the polls and vote.  Republicans will fail to volunteer to act as polling officers and be in a position to prevent election fraud.  Over the next year, those who believe in Making America Great Again will do nothing to engage the apolitical or apathetic around them and convince them that their vote matters in the General Election.

N.C.'s Dem governor protects non-citizen voters as 2020 election nears.  A common-sense election security bill was shut down by North Carolina's Democratic governor, signaling that non-citizen voters have one less thing to worry about now.  Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed North Carolina Senate Bill 250 on Wednesday [11/6/2019].  The bill would have helped clean the state's elections by taking the information of those who were excused from jury duty for being non-citizens and allowing election officials to purge any of those people from the voter rolls.

Bizarre federal court ruling halts Indiana efforts to clean up voter rolls.  A three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals went to extraordinary lengths to come up with excuses for why a voter might need to be registered in more than one state.  For example, "someone might move to Kansas from Indiana to take a new job, and upon arrival in Kansas immediately register to vote in Kansas.  But if her personal circumstances change before Election Day — she flunks a probationary period on the job, a family member becomes sick, a better opportunity arises in Indiana — the person might decide to return to her former residence in Indiana."  But don't worry, said Judge Diane Wood, the Clinton appointee who wrote the opinion.  Those voters who are registered in more than one state "will vote in only one place, even if they have open registrations in two."  Really?

Outcome Of Aurora Mayoral Race Uncertain As Officials Sort Through Signature Discrepancies.  Aurora's race for mayor could come down to several hundred ballots with signature discrepancies.  Results posted Thursday afternoon on the Colorado Secretary of State website show former U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman with 26,201 votes and Omar Montgomery with 25,928 votes.  Coffman's 273 vote lead is above the threshold for an automatic recount, but that could change.

Report: 24K Voter Records in Florida County Contain Errors, Potential Fraud.  An election integrity watchdog has found 24,000 instances of irregularities among the voter rolls in Palm Beach County, Fla., according to a new report.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), a group that litigates to protect election integrity, discovered double voting by the same registrants, double registrants across state lines, deceased voters on rolls, and apparent noncitizens previously registered to vote in Palm Beach County following a three-month investigation involving office visits, records inspections, and voter roll audits.  The findings raise concerns in the swing state one year out from the 2020 elections.  It was Florida's election results that sent the 2000 presidential race between George W. Bush and Al Gore to the Supreme Court.  Palm Beach County itself faced massive criticism as recently as the 2018 midterm elections when it could not finish three state-mandated recounts by imposed deadlines.

Ayers' son, Chesa Boudin, claims he's leading the vote tally for San Francisco's DA.  If you want to know how bad San Francisco's gotten — and how much worse still it could get, get a load of this tweet, from Chesa Boudin, adopted son of Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn: [...] According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Boudin, who's running for District Attorney in San Francisco, is just 800 votes behind in that race and there are still 34,000 mail in ballots to count.  He's apparently benefited from the 'first choice' ranking of votes, which amounts to rigging in San Francisco.  If that and other California practices hold, Chesa's call to 'count all the ballots' is a not-so-disguised call for 'finding' ballot boxes that somehow got 'misplaced' and ballot-harvesting until enough votes can be totalled in favor of his win.  Maybe he has the connections for it.

Minneapolis man fraudulently signed 13 absentee ballots, charges say.  A warrant has been issued for a Minneapolis man who is accused of fraudulently signing absentee ballots as a witness.  Abdihakim Amin Essa, 22, is wanted on 13 counts of intentionally making or signing a false certificate, according to a document filed in Hennepin County District Court on Thursday [10/31/2019].  The court filing alleges that on July 30, 2018, two election workers at the Hennepin County Election Center claimed to have seen Essa, who was working as an election "helper" to voter registrants and absentee voters, bring a woman in for registration.  The woman did not have the right identification to register and was told to come back.  When she returned with a different "helper," the address on her voter registration had changed.

New York Lawmaker Proposes Bill Allowing Prisoners to Vote.  A New York state lawmaker is proposing legislation to make prison inmates eligible to vote in elections while incarcerated.  State Sen. Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) introduced a bill before Election Day on Tuesday, November 5, that would allow prisoners to register and vote while incarcerated, the New York Post reported.  The state and county boards of elections would keep tabs on the program, and convicted felons would also be allowed to take part.

Fairfax County Virginia 2019 voter guide:  Dumping the "progressives".  For voters, it's a blessing and a curse to live in a state like Virginia.  No one understands this more than the beleaguered Republican voters of Fairfax County, Virginia (Population:  1 million +).  The Commonwealth of Virginia (its official name) is one of a few states and jurisdictions in America that hold major elections in the "off-years."  By which we mean years during which neither Congressional nor Presidential elections take place.  That's part of the reason why determined, hard left Democrats have relentlessly turned this state blue over the past several election cycles.  In these oddball, off-year elections, relatively few voters turn out to cast their ballots, whether absentee or in-person.  That means that the party most effective in turning out its base is virtually guaranteed a win.  Which is a blessing for the party that does that.  And a curse for the party that does not.

New York to vote on system that may curb polarized politics.  Starting 26 October, voters have the option of switching to ranked-choice voting (RCV).  In this scenario, even if someone's top-choice candidate fails to get enough votes, their vote can still count.  Advocates of RCV see it as an effective way to ensure a winning candidate has received a true majority of the electorate's support.  They argue that it may encourage candidates to run on platforms that appeal to a broader range of people, without any worry of splitting the vote.

Hackers Say They Took Over Vote Scanners Like Those Coming to Georgia.  A report from the DEF CON Voting Machine Hacking Village conference described the discovery of a hack for commandeering ballot-scanning machines similar to those soon to be deployed in Georgia.  Hackers at the conference seeking weaknesses in voting technology broke into the scanner with a screwdriver and replaced a memory card, allowing them to run their own operating system.  Jeremy Epstein, vice chair of ACM's U.S. Technology Policy Committee and an election and cybersecurity expert, said the conference report emphasizes the need for both strong paper-ballot audits, and physical security of voting equipment.

California says independents can vote in Democrats' 2020 primary, but not Republicans'.  California's more than 5.6 million independent voters will be allowed to vote in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, but not in the Republican contest, Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced Monday [10/21/2019].

Federal judge rules Florida can't stop ex-felons from voting because of money owed to state for restitution.  A federal judge has ruled against a Florida law saying ex-felons can only vote if they are up to date on money owed to the state.  U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle declared the rule as unconstitutional in his 55-page opinion.  Hinkle acknowledged in his Friday ruling that the law will still likely go through the Florida Supreme Court or a federal trial.

Election fraud scheme on L.A.'s skid row got homeless to sign fake names for cigarettes and cash, D.A. says.  A forged signature swapped for $1 — or sometimes a cigarette.  The crude exchange played out hundreds of times on L.A.'s skid row during the 2016 election cycle and again this year, prosecutors said Tuesday as they announced criminal charges against nine people accused in a fraud scheme.  Using cash and cigarettes as lures, the defendants approached homeless people on skid row and asked them to forge signatures on state ballot measure petitions and voter registration forms, the district attorney's office said.  The defendants — some of whom were scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday [10/15/2019] — face several criminal charges, including circulating a petition with fake names, voter fraud and registering a fictitious person.

Democrats [are] turning California into a third-world hellhole.  Like all third-world tyrants, Democrats are doing everything they can to eliminate democracy in California.  The jungle primary, where the top two candidates in the primaries go against each other, has resulted in many races where two Democrats are running against each other, giving voters who don't agree with the Democrats' failed policies no one to vote for.  California is doing nothing to ensure that people who shouldn't vote don't vote.  Instead, the people running the state are doing everything possible to let illegal aliens vote.  When illegal aliens go pick up their driver's licenses, they're automatically enrolled to vote unless they say they're not citizens.  California is also trying to end democracy by keeping the Republican presidential candidate off the ballot.  Democrats passed an unconstitutional law to keep any candidate who didn't release his tax returns off the ballot solely to keep Californians from voting for Trump.

Democratic clerk charged with altering nearly 200 midterm elections ballots.  Sherikia Hawkins was arraigned Monday [9/23/2019] in Southfield, Michigan, on six counts related to the 2018 election including forging public documents and misconduct in office and was released on $15,000 bond, according to National Review Online.  "The alleged misconduct was discovered after the Oakland County Clerk's Office noticed that 193 voter files had been changed to reflect that the voters failed to include a valid signature or return date, when all of the implicated voters had in fact included both items.  The county clerk's office later discovered the original voter files in the trash at the election-division office," National Review wrote.

The Death of American Citizenship.  Does voting — the bedrock right of the democratic citizen — matter that much anymore?  In California, tens of thousands of votes were "harvested" by paid campaign operatives.  There was also abuse in state agencies in sending out voter registration forms to those who were not legally entitled to vote.

Democratic clerk charged with altering nearly 200 midterm elections ballots.  A Democratic city clerk in Michigan who had been honored by the state party for her work was charged this week with multiple felonies related to charges of altering absentee ballots.  Sherikia Hawkins was arraigned Monday in Southfield, Michigan, on six counts related to the 2018 election including forging public documents and misconduct in office and was released on $15,000 bond, according to National Review Online.

Democratic city clerk for Detroit suburb charged with 6 felonies for alleged election fraud.  A Democratic city clerk for the Detroit suburb of Southfield has been charged with six felony charges for allegedly committing election fraud.  Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel charged Southfield City Clerk Sherikia Hawkins on Monday with one count each of falsifying records, forgery of a public record, misconduct in office, and three counts of using a computer to commit a crime.

McConnell backs election security amendment after facing criticism.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday [9/19/2019] he is backing a measure to improve election security after Senate Democrats slammed him for blocking bipartisan election security legislation.  The amendment to an appropriations package would provide an additional $250 million to the Trump administration to assist states with improving their voting systems and preventing foreign interference.

US Digital Voting Systems Are Vulnerable to Hacking.  At the 48th Phyllis Schlafly's Eagle Council, we sat down with Tony Shaffer, who was formerly a senior intelligence officer in the Department of Defense and is now president of the London Center for Policy Research.  We discuss the problems that exist in digital voting systems that make them vulnerable to hacking, and how foreign threats or bad actors domestically might try to manipulate our elections.  [Video clip]

Touch-Screen Voting Machines 'Flipped Votes' in Mississippi Race, Report.  Voters who cast ballots in Mississippi's Republican gubernatorial primary runoff have claimed the touch-screen voting machine switched their selected votes, according to reports.  Officials in two counties confirmed the alleged vote flipping malfunction.One of the candidate's campaign says they've heard of instances happening in several counties, were the machines automatically changed individuals' intended selections.  Facebook user Sally Kate Walker posted a video of a voter demonstrating the glitch.  [Video clip]

Voters say touchscreen machines switched their votes in nine Mississippi counties.  A viral video published on Facebook showed a voter baffled as a touchscreen voting machine repeatedly switched his vote in Tuesday's Mississippi gubernatorial runoff race.  "It is not letting me vote for who I want to vote for," the voter in the video is heard saying as he repeatedly tried to vote for former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. but continued to see Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves' name marked on the machine.  "How can that happen?" a woman in the background is heard asking.

Shocking video shows touch-screen polling machine malfunctioning and repeatedly changing voter's selection in Mississippi's GOP governor primary runoff.  Shocking video that shows an electronic voting machine malfunction during Mississippi's runoff election has gone viral on the internet, sparking concern from citizens.  The clip was shared to Facebook on Tuesday [8/27/2019] by Oxford resident Sally Kate Walker, and shows a male voter trying to cast his ballot by selecting from two available options on a touch screen.  [Video clip]

Americans [are] concerned about legitimacy of 2020 election before it even happens: poll.  A new national poll shows nearly four in 10 Americans say they'd have little or no confidence that next year's presidential election was conducted fairly if the candidate they back ended up losing.  That's the sobering finding in a new Suffolk University Poll for USA Today that was released on Wednesday [8/28/2019].  The deep concerns about the legitimacy of the 2020 election crossed party lines — with 45 percent of Democrats and 30 percent of Republicans indicating they'd have serious questions about the legitimacy of the victory regardless of the winner.

Mississippi officials confirm multiple cases of voting machines changing votes in GOP governor runoff.  State officials have confirmed at least three reports of voting machines in two counties changing voters' picks in Mississippi's GOP gubernatorial primary runoff.  Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves are currently in a runoff for the Republican nomination in the governor's race to see who will take on Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood in the November general election.

Did Dallas County's $1.1 Billion Bond Really Pass?  The largest community college district bond election ever attempted in Texas history, and the fourth largest bond overall, is being contested in a Dallas court.  Analysis of the official results by election integrity advocacy groups show numerous tabulation discrepancies that are enough to completely discredit the officially reported results.  Experts are sorting through a myriad of inconsistent election reports, computerized audit logs, conflicting tabulation numbers and sordid accounts of an environment rife with lawlessness, according to court documents.

How Can We Safeguard Our Election Process?  In the freest nation in the world, our system of government and our very liberty depend on free and fair elections.  Whether they're selecting a mayor or the president of the United States, every American must be able to trust the process, or the democratic system itself breaks down.  When someone commits voter fraud, the process is no longer fair, everyone's vote gets diluted, and in some cases, election results are changed.  Contrary to the claims of many on the left, voter fraud is a very real problem.  As the Supreme Court noted when it upheld Indiana's voter ID law, flagrant examples of voter fraud have been documented throughout this nation's history.

Federal judge rules against Maryland as Judicial Watch wins big to uncover obvious vote fraud potential.  Those Democrats who keep telling us that vote fraud is rare and insignificant fight [...] to make sure that the evidence remains buried.  Even when there are obvious danger signs such exist in Montgomery County, Maryland, where there are more registered voters than resident citizens.  You might think that officials would be anxious to find out why that is, and would be eager to clean up their voter rolls.  Certainly, any officials that cared about the integrity of the vote would want to ensure that malefactors would not be able to pick-up ballots and vote them (as the practice of "vote harvesting" permits).  But for reasons only they can explain, Maryland officials fought in federal court to prevent Judicial Watch from obtaining voter data lists.

Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States.  The nation's top voting machine maker has admitted in a letter to a federal lawmaker that the company installed remote-access software on election-management systems it sold over a period of six years, raising questions about the security of those systems and the integrity of elections that were conducted with them.  In a letter sent to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) in April and obtained recently by Motherboard, Election Systems and Software acknowledged that it had "provided pcAnywhere remote connection software ... to a small number of customers between 2000 and 2006," which was installed on the election-management system ES&S sold them.

10% of 2020 Voting Machines Are Vulnerable to Hacking.  More than one in 10 voters could cast ballots on paperless voting machines in the 2020 general election, according to a new analysis, leaving their ballots vulnerable to hacking.

Recount Defeat of AOC-backed Socialist LGBTQ Activist in NYC DA Race Shows Need For Paper Ballots.  Tiffany Caban, the latest darling of the Democratic Socialists of America, has been uncrowned, as a result of a vote recount in Queens, New York.  As we reported on July 3, Tiffany Caban and her supporters (and much of the media) rushed to proclaim her the victor in the down-to-the-wire Democratic primary race for district attorney for the New York City borough of Queens.  However, after weeks of court wrangling and recounts, Caban conceded to Melinda Katz, losing by a mere 55 votes — out of more than 90,000 ballots cast.  The recount could only be done, thanks to the use of paper ballots, which has become increasingly rare, as states, counties, and municipalities have shifted to the use of electronic voting machines.

Nearly 84,000 duplicate voter records found in audit of California's 'motor voter' system.  California's ambitious effort to automate voter registration at Department of Motor Vehicle offices produced almost 84,000 duplicate records and more than twice that number with political party mistakes, according to an audit released Friday by state officials.  The analysis covered just the first five months of the new "motor voter" program, which was launched in April 2018.  It found a wide array of problems with the rollout of the DMV system, including a limited amount of testing as well as inconsistent and confusing lines of communication between the state agencies involved in its creation.  Many of the findings align with documents discovered by the Los Angeles Times in an investigation earlier this year of the motor voter program.

The Democrats' Blueprint To Steal 2020 From The Voters Of America.  This summer the State of New York attempted a two-step process to allow the maximum number of people to vote — whether they were legally allowed to or not.  The one-sided, Democrat-controlled State bodies passed the issuing of driver's licenses to non-citizens/illegal aliens.  But that same group of Democrats also nearly passed the automatically completed voter registration of every license issued.  Aliens would have had to "opt out."  Just in case they didn't, the language also included a provision protecting the illegal voter and the authorities from any criminal wrongdoing.  This measure passed one chamber, would've been signed by the governor, and had it not been for a true watchdog in the Assembly, would've already become law.  With the enormous push by non-citizens storming our gates to get in, the corrupt powers incentivizing as much, you have to see the roadmap here could have dramatic impact anyway it is adopted.

Nearly 1 Million Californians Registered to Vote Are Ineligible, Says Non-Partisan Group.  A non-partisan group has reported that there are still several counties in California where the number of registered voters is greater than the number of eligible citizens, with the total nearing one million people.  The Election Integrity Project California (EIPCa) stated in a release on July 8 that if voter problems are not promptly addressed by state officials, fraudulent election activities may continue to haunt the state.

To vote Democrat, press 1.  To vote Republican, press 5926535#89793*2384.
Iowa, Nevada to launch caucus voting by phone for 2020.  Democrats in the early presidential contest states of Iowa and Nevada will be able to cast their votes over the telephone instead of showing up at their states' traditional neighborhood caucus meetings next February, according to plans unveiled by the state parties.

The Editor says...
Voting in the U.S. is supposed to be conducted by secret ballot.  How many of you believe that what you say over the phone is kept secret?

Neutering Electoral College means more vote fraud.  Think California voter fraud is no big deal?  After all, most of us don't reside there.  And it's already a deep blue state.  It's not as if voter fraud in the Golden State could possibly affect other states — right?  NBC News — yes, NBC News — reported:  "Widespread Voting Fraud Scheme Targets Los Angeles' Homeless — Prosecutors have accused the group of 14 felonies for a variety of alleged acts during the 2016 and 2018 election cycles."  I was stunned when I saw that leftist NBC actually broke this story, considering it was one of many mainstream media outlets that has insisted for years that there was no fraud being perpetrated by the Democrats.

The Humanitarian Hoax of Ballot Harvesting.  The idea that organized workers pick up ballots and drop them off at a polling place or election office is equivalent to a broken chain of evidence in a criminal jury trial.  When the chain is broken the evidence is inadmissible because it may have been tampered with.  Anyone with a functioning brain cell understands that ballot harvesting is an invitation for voter fraud because the ballot chain is broken.  Ballot harvesting is the first head of the hydra, next are unclean voting rolls. [...] In 2012, Obama's corrupt attorney general Eric Holder actually sued Florida "to block its efforts to purge its voter rolls of dead people and non-U.S. citizens and to stop further attempts before the November 2012 presidential election."  Tom Fitton just won a huge case in California in which Los Angeles County has sent notices to 1.5 million inactive voters.  This is the first step toward removing ineligible voters from the voter rolls.

Cash or cigarettes?: Nine face vote-fraud charges, bribing homeless for signatures.  Authorities in Los Angeles have indicted nine people on felony voter-fraud charges, accusing the defendants of using homeless people to forge signatures on voter-registration and petition forms.  According to NBC News, the indictment involves 14 felony counts related to electioneering in the 2016 and 2018 political cycles, though none of the nine defendants has been charged on all of them.  The charges in the indictment include, according to NBC, "circulating an initiative with forged or fictitious names, signing fictitious names, registering fictitious persons, and making payment for signatures."

Illegals voting is abridgment (of our votes) too far.  The Fourteenth Amendment, which spells out the basic qualifications for being eligible to vote in U.S. elections, contains references to both citizens and persons in the United States.  This provides adequate justification for determining which persons are citizens.  (Justice Roberts doesn't seem to agree.  On the other hand, it doesn't matter if the question is on the Census or not because illegals can just lie, as they did about seeking asylum.)  What will be important and even crucial is to have a way to determine if a given person is a citizen at voting time. [...] The reference to "right to vote" is limited not to protecting your right to go through the process of casting a vote, but to having the vote be fully counted, not just enumerated.  When your vote is partially annulled by an illegally cast vote, your vote counts less.

Oops!
"Typo" In Legislation Would Have Automatically Registed Non-Citizens To Vote.  It would have made for quite a convenient "accident" for Democrat politicians increasingly desperate to allow more illegal votes to sway upcoming elections.  It also provides yet more proof for those who have long feared widespread corruption within the U.S. election system that almost always seems to favor the far-left Democrat Party cause.

Obvious:
Loophole in law granting illegal immigrants driver's licenses could lead to voter fraud.  A loophole in the new law granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants could allow hundreds of thousands of people to fraudulently register to vote in New York, according to critics, the state Board of Elections and the bill's own sponsor.  "[A] major concern is that many states, including New York, use their DMVs to enroll voters.  Since New York does not have voter-identification laws like the majority of other states do, this bill increases the potential for voter fraud," state Sen. Republican Minority Leader John Flanagan (R-Suffolk) said Tuesday [6/18/2019].

Loophole in NY law granting illegals driver's licenses could lead to massive voter fraud.  A loophole in New York's new law allowing illegal aliens to obtain driver's licenses could actually make it easier for them to vote, leading to widespread vote fraud in federal elections, the New York Post reported Wednesday [6/19/2019].  According to critics, the NY Board of Elections and the sponsor of the bill, it could lead to "radical" changes that will throw future elections into doubt in the Empire State, leaving some to question whether Democrats who passed the bill knew exactly what they were doing.

FBI, DHS Contacted Over Stealth Dem Effort to Gain Voter Data.  A massive effort to obtain Michigan voter data spearheaded by powerhouse Democratic group Priorities USA was so "unusual" that top officials in the state contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security over the matter, internal emails provided to the Washington Free Beacon show.  Michigan clerks began receiving "mystery" Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests last year from an opaque limited liability company, the United Impact Group LLC, seeking a large assortment of voter data from across the state, including ballots cast in the 2016 elections.  The efforts were later linked to the Priorities USA Foundation, the separate but affiliated nonprofit arm of Priorities USA Action, the largest outside liberal super PAC.

Hillary's People's Republic of California Jungle Primary Voter Suppression.  In the 2018 midterm general election California voters had the choice for US Senate on the general election ballot between liberal Democrat Senator Diane Feinstein or even more liberal Democrat opponent.  There were no Republicans on the US Senate General Election ballot in 2018.  Two years earlier, in 2016, liberal Democrat Kamala Harris was elected US Senator by defeating Liberal Democrat opponent Loretta Sanchez in the general election.  Again, There were no Republican candidates on the general election ballot for Senator in 2016.

19 Arrests Later, a Texas Town Is Torn Apart Over Voter Fraud.  The story that thrust a Rio Grande Valley city into the national spotlight is hardly a new anomaly, say residents such as Richard Monte.  "Down here, voter fraud is not all that unusual," says Monte, a city planning consultant in a brown suit jacket, sitting with other activists at a table in Coffee Zone on McColl Road.  "It's unusual when they get prosecuted."  Now, for this south Texas town, that unusual moment has arrived.  A November 2017 mayoral election has been under scrutiny from local and state officials, and 19 arrests have been made over alleged voter fraud.  The mayor — and winner of the 2017 election — was indicted earlier this month, along with his wife.

Burned Brexit Party Ballots, Voter Fraud Under Investigation.  Police are investigating allegedly burned ballots while voter fraud questions are being raised over the result of the Peterborough by-election (special election) in the United Kingdom last week.  A local Labour Party campaigner previously convicted of electoral fraud was present throughout the campaign and, critically, at the official election count.  The result — declared late Thursday night — saw Nigel Farage's Brexit Party denied its first seat in parliament by just 683 votes.

Leftists pushing "vote by phone" scheme to rig all future elections and allow illegals more say than Americans.  If the Democrat Left is pushing a new way for people to cast their ballots, you can be sure of one thing:  It's because they believe they can game the system and use it to pad their ballot counts on election day.  To cheat, in other words — because that's the only way their party can win many, if not most, elections these days.

Security Experts Concerned by Silicon Valley's Push for 'Vote by Phone' Elections.  Silicon Valley investors have already gotten some election officials to begin using "vote by phone" technology, and hope that the concept will flourish, eventually becoming the new standardized voting procedure.  Experts in coding and cryptography, however, are concerned over the tech innovation, warning that it will introduce more problems than it will solve.

The Editor says...
If this scheme is implemented, something tells me we would be moving away from "one man, one vote" to "one vote per phone number."  But there may be households where multiple eligible voters share the same phone, and at the other extreme, there have been cases where people have bought 1000 cell phones at a time, obviously not for any legitimate purpose.

DC Considering Voting Rights for Prisoners.  Washington, DC, could become the first jurisdiction to restore voting rights for prisoners after a majority of its council-members on Tuesday backed bills to give incarcerated individuals voting rights and the ability to vote via absentee ballots.  Council-member Robert White (D) introduced legislation that would give voting rights to "residents convicted and imprisoned for committing felonies."  Another bill would allow D.C. residents in federal prisons to vote with absentee ballots.

The Trouble of Voting.  The "For the People Act" doesn't stop at violating the First Amendment.  Less publicized but still extremely detrimental provisions would change how states hold elections.  It would take powers delegated to the states in Article 1 of the Constitution and mandate early voting, automatic voter registration, same-day registration, online voter registration, and no-fault absentee balloting.  While there are legitimate concerns about low civic engagement that might be addressed by automatic voter registration or making Election Day a national holiday, other items like online voter registration or same-day registration are ripe for fraud and abuse.  Democrats also appear to treat voter-roll integrity very cavalierly; H.R. 1 would prevent election officials from maintaining clean voter rolls or purging inactive voters from the rolls.  The law would also unilaterally wipe away state voter-ID laws by allowing individuals to sign a statement affirming their identity.

Democrats Are All About Restricting Ballot Access If It Helps Stop Trump.  Earlier this month, California began to join the growing chorus of Democrat-run states that are restricting which candidates may be listed on the presidential ballot.  Normally, Democrats decry any limits on ballot access, be they for candidates or voters, but this bill is different.  Why?  Because it is an undisguised attempt to keep Donald Trump off the ballot, and when Trump enters the equation, his opponents throw all other calculations out the window.  The bill is dressed up as a law to compel the president to release his tax returns, but it is really a form of nullification of federal law, the act of Resistance enragés who care for nothing so much as the idea that Donald Trump should not be allowed to occupy the White House.  They will allow no law or Constitution to stand in the way of that goal.

Deplatforming the Platformers:  Why Antitrust Legislation Is the Way to Go.  Having failed to impeach President Trump on grounds of collusion with the Russians, the Democratic left and its allies have turned to other weapons in their arsenal to obstruct his reelection.  Their instruments can be very potent:  a media blitzkrieg, the raising of the dead (the cemetery vote), multiple vote counting, newly franchised illegal voters, massive vote harvesting, and social media censorship—all of which constitute a campaign of monstrous voter fraud.

Will Suppression Truthers Depress 2020 Democratic Turnout?  It should be obvious to these Democratic demagogues that supporters upon whom they heavily rely are also the most likely to believe the suppression canard and conclude that there is little point in trying to vote.  Several surveys conducted before and after last year's midterms show that the voter blocs that tend to lean Democratic are the least confident that vote counts are accurate in national elections.  Blacks, for example, constitute a crucial voting bloc for Democrats and the Pew Research Center found that only 20 percent were "very confident" their votes would be counted as they intended.  Hispanics and Millennials tend to be even less sanguine.

Hillary Clinton joins vast Democratic campaign to undermine faith in US elections.  The Democratic Party's unofficial campaign to cast Republican-won elections as illegitimate is in full swing.  Two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, for example, suggested this weekend that she would be in the White House now were it not for the "fact" that the 2016 election was stolen from her.  "You can run the best campaign, you can even become the nominee, and you can have the election stolen from you," she said Saturday evening [5/4/2019].

Here come the hanging chads and the lawyers.
Pelosi: We Cannot 'Accept' a Second Term for Donald Trump.  Tuesday [5/7/2019] at an event in New York City hosted by Cornell University's Institute of Politics & Global Affairs, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Democrats could not "accept a second term for Donald Trump."  Pelosi said, "We have to make sure — this will sound political but we have to make sure that the Constitution wins the next presidential election.  We can't be worrying about well, how long is this going to take?  Well, that will take as long as it does. [...]"

Mark Steyn:  Clinton and Abrams are making politics 'impossible'.  Conservative commentator and author Mark Steyn said Monday [5/6/2019] on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" that Democrats are making politics nearly "impossible" by refusing to accept election losses.  Steyn is reacting to former 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton saying this weekend that the election was "stolen" from her by Trump and the Russians.  And by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams refusing to concede.

Democrats, Stop Delegitimizing Our Elections.  We're reaching a dangerous point in American politics.  Many millions of our most engaged and most politically passionate citizens fervently believe that when they lose close elections, it's because the other side has "stolen" victory.  They believe that if elections are truly free and fair, their side will win.  And they're not just getting that idea from the fever swamps of the conspiracy-theory Internet, they get it from the leaders of American political parties.

New effort launches to democratically elect the vice president in 2020.  There's a national push for voters to elect the U.S. vice presidentseparately from the president.  Vice.run, is a campaign that seeks to create a separate and independent ballot line for the vice president in 2020. The group is trying to collect — from all 50 states — voter signatures and pledges in support of the separate vice president election.  "An independently-elected vice president would give American voters a new level of direct control over who serves in the White House," Vice.run says on its website.

The Editor says...
Fractionalized governments are unstable.  Maybe that's the point.

Florida GOP moves to rein in felon voting rights.  Republicans in the country's largest swing state, ahead of what promises to be a heated 2020 battle, on Thursday [5/2/2019] moved to rein in the number of former felons allowed to cast ballots in next year's presidential election. [...] Republicans insisted the move was a response to vague wording in a voter-approved amendment to rescind a Civil War-era rule denying former convicts the right to vote.  But Democrats viewed the effort with suspicion, calling it an effort to blunt the potential political impact of an entire class of new voters.

It's Not Trump Derangement Syndrome.  The derangement we are facing is not Orange Man Bad; it is America Bad.  The Democrats don't believe in our two-party system anymore. [...] They don't want any safeguards against voter fraud.  In fact, they want to legalize a broad highway to fraud, voter "harvesting."  Paid political operatives go door to door, picking up unused mail-in ballots (sent out without request if Democrats have their way), fill them in for the Democrat candidate, and voilà, the Democrats win.  They just rolled out the beta test in Orange County, and it flipped long-time red districts blue.  To win in 2020, Democrats will commit every voter scam and fraud ever invented and they are in the process of inventing a whole lot of new ones.

Jail survey: 7 in 10 felons register as Democrats.  A new study of how criminals vote found that most convicts register Democratic, a key reason in why liberal lawmakers and governors are eager for them to get back into the voting booth after their release.  "Democrats would benefit from additional ex-felon participation," said the authoritative study in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.  The authors, professors from the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University, found that in some states, felons register Democratic by more than six-to-one.  In New York, for example, 61.5 percent of convicts are Democrats, just 9 percent Republican.  They also cited a study that found 73 percent of convicts who turn out for presidential elections would vote Democrat.

15 Serial Killers, Rapists, Kidnappers, Child Molesters [who are] Eligible to Vote Under Bernie Sanders' Plan.  This week, socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) endorsed a plan that would allow felons serving time behind bars the right to vote from their prison cells.  "So, I believe people who commit crimes, they pay the price and they get out of jail, they certainly should have the right to vote," Sanders said during a town hall.  "But, I believe even if they are in jail, they're paying the price to society, but that should not take away their inherent American right to participate in our democracy."  Initially, Sen. Kamala Harris said, "I think we should have that conversation" when asked about allowing convicted criminals to vote from their cells, but she has since backtracked on that statement, declaring that she actually opposes giving felons in prison the right to vote.  "Do I think that people who commit murder and people who are terrorists should be deprived of their rights, yes I do," Harris said.

Chris Cuomo & Don Lemon on Democrats OK with terrorists voting.  When the far left fringe people on CNN think the Democrats "way out there" — that's a good indication that the Dems are losing their mind and scrambling for free votes.  [Video clip]

In The Maw Of Wokeness.  [Scroll down]  First, keep in mind the states are required to cull their voter lists.  "The 1993 National Voter Registration Act mandates that state and local elections officers keep voter registration lists accurate by removing the names of people who die, move or fail in successive elections to vote."  Second, those 1,000 voting machines:  they were withheld "because of an ongoing federal lawsuit that argues Georgia's electronic voting machines could be hacked or tampered with."  Abrams' allies have made similar claims:  "The suit was filed last November by Fair Fight Action, the nonprofit arm of a new voting rights organization founded by [Stacey] Abrams..."  Prior to the midterms, there was a question whether the machines were vulnerable to being hacked, so a September ruling from U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg — an Obama appointee and sister of liberal reporter Nina Totenberg — ordered them sequestered.  Third, that 27 percent of Wisconsin black voters?  It was based on a "survey" of a grand total of 288 people, and they were asked whether they were "deterred", not blocked.

Republicans Cannot Win If 'Ballot Harvesting' Remains Legal.  California Republicans are determined to take back the four congressional seats they lost in Orange County in 2018, among the seven the party lost statewide.  They have some political momentum, as Nancy Pelosi's Democrats have proven incapable of doing anything except arguing about impeaching President Donald Trump.

Edinburg mayor, wife surrender to authorities on illegal voting charges.  Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina and his wife Dalia Molina have turned themselves in to authorities after warrants were issued for their arrests on illegal voting charges stemming from the city's November 2017 election, according to a law enforcement source with knowledge of the case.  The Molinas are expected to be arraigned later today on multiple charges.  The Edinburg mayor has been dogged by allegations of engaging in and encouraging voter fraud ever since he won the election in November 2017.

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The Editor lived in Edinburg for about a week, back in the summer of 1971.  It was a nice, quiet town.  The Editor had just moved there from Abilene, which was another nice, quiet town.  Both cities have changed a lot since then, for many of the same reasons.

Soros-Funded Groups Work to Register 1.4 Million Ex-Felons Ahead of 2020.  The current battle revolves around a Florida state amendment that was passed last year restoring voting rights for felons, with progressive groups opposing a local bill that would require the state's ex-felons to first pay civil fines and court fees before registering to vote.  Florida's Amendment Four was approved by voters during last year's Midterm election.  The heavily Soros-funded American Civil Liberties Union and Brennan Center for Justice based in New York both served as consultants in drafting Amendment Four.

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The loss of voting privileges is part of the punishment for felonies.  One can pay his or her "debt to society" in the penitentiary, but one of the traditional deterrents to felonious behavior is to be permanently banned from voting, jury duty, and with various types of licensing, among other things.  Crime and punishment, minus punishment, leaves only crime.

Felon Voting:  Suicide for Republicans.  Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and top adviser, thinks felons could be part of the Republican Party's "new coalition."  Last week, he made a dubious claim:  "One statistic that I found very pleasing, is that in Florida, they passed a law where former felons can now vote.  We have more ex-felons registered as Republicans than Democrats."  This is a not uncommon view among Republicans.  Black conservative Candace Owens said last September she believes most felons, if given the vote, would "vote against the Left."  Conservatives Charles and David Koch support felon enfranchisement, and they influence the groups they fund.  Some conservatives even backed a 2015 federal measure that would have given non-violent felons the right to own a gun as well as vote.

Some Things to Ponder.  There's a push to change laws to permit both criminals serving time and ex-criminals the right to vote.  Guess which party is pushing the most for these legal changes.  If you guessed that it was the Democrats, go to the head of the class.  Bernie Sanders says states should allow felons to vote from behind bars.  Elizabeth Warren doesn't go that far but believes felons should have the right to vote.  Democrats want the criminal class to have voting rights restored because they could become a significant part of the Democratic base.  These are America's murderers, rapists, burglars, child molesters and drug dealers.  Over two million of these people are in prison.

Preparing for 2020 in Our So-called 'Democracy'.  If one had to prove that the vote counts in a federal election were correct and legitimate, how would one do that, what would it entail?  Well, given the state of America's banana-republic election systems, I'm here to tell you that no crack team of experts could demonstrate what the legitimate vote counts are in any of our federal elections.  To do so would require that the experts know who cast each ballot, and then they would need to ascertain that voter's eligibility.  Basically, they'd have to reregister all the voters.  One reason that no one can prove what the legitimate vote count is in an American election is because there is no linkage between the ballots and the voters who cast them.  But even if the ballots did have linkage to the voters, our crack team would still need to verify that each voter is an eligible American citizen, and not a Russian, Mexican, Honduran, Salvadoran, or some other foreign national.

Bernie Sanders:  Murderers and Rapists Should Vote from Prison.  The ACLU launched its bid to push for criminals voting from prison.  In the radical 2020 primaries, some candidate is bound to sign on to a leftist proposal, no matter how insane.  And usually Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders or Beto O'Rourke will take the lead in that regard.  So no real shock that Bernie jumped on this one.

In Iowa, Bernie Sanders says states should allow felons to vote from behind bars.  While Iowa struggles on whether to restore voting rights to felons who have completed their prison sentences, Sen. Bernie Sanders said people convicted of felonies should never lose access to the ballot box in the first place.  At a town hall meeting in Muscatine's West Middle School gymnasium Saturday [4/6/2019], the Vermont senator was asked whether the imprisoned should have the right to vote.  Only his home state and Maine allow felons to vote from behind bars.  "I think that is absolutely the direction we should go," he said.

Here Are 4 Egregious Ways the Left Wants to Transform American Politics.  [#4] Lowering the Voting Age:  Liberals know that young people tend to vote Democratic.  It's with age and, dare we say, wisdom that people tend to turn to the right.  From the March for Our Lives to this month's mass walkout to demand passage of the Green New Deal and other climate change measures, our children — at least, the loudest of them — clearly are not shy about their liberal inclinations.  Indeed, half of young Americans favor socialism, probably because schools have utterly failed to teach them about the costs of collectivist ideologies.  And when socialism is all about a free lunch, free health care, and free college tuition, it doesn't sound so bad.

Hunt for Blue November:  Democrats would sooner destroy America than lose to Trump in 2020.  With the likelihood of a Democratic candidate ousting Trump in 2020 looking like mission impossible, the party is resorting to a number of desperate and even dangerous tactics to steal as many voters as possible. [...] And since they have no platform to speak of, aside from Trump bashing, they must resort to unsavory methods.  One creative method for robbing the ballot involves 'robbing the cradle,' that is, reducing the voting age from 18 to 16 years old.  Yes, allow adolescents who are too young to legally drink alcohol, buy smokes and fight in wars to participate in such discussions.  Sounds like a genius plan.

Constitutional Fairyland.  Various of the numberless swarm of presidential aspirants in that party have glibly chimed in with their views of how to modify American government to assure a permanent "progressive" majority.  Gathering steam now are absurd ideas to side-step the Electoral College, pack the Supreme Court, lower the voting age to 16, and divide the political rubble heap of California into three or four states to create more Democratic senators. [...] The bunk about the Electoral College is an attempt to subvert the basis of the American federal system. [...] The rest of it — lowering the voting age and splitting California into several states — is just a naked partisan power grab.

Democratic Superstars Get Away with Questioning the Integrity of Elections.  When [Stacey] Abrams finally acknowledged defeat 10 days after the election, she said, "I will not concede because the erosion of our democracy is not right."  She has since stated "it was not a free and fair election in Georgia."  And finally last week, she said, "I did win my election, I just didn't get to to [sic] have the job." [...] Abrams did not win her election — she lost by more than 50,000 votes — and Kemp exceeded the 50-percent threshold to avoid a runoff.  Also, digging into her complaints about Kemp — Georgia's secretary of state before becoming governor — reveal her claims of a rigged race are unfounded.  Turnout and registrations?  They spiked in Georgia during his time in office.  The purging of inactive voters?  Implementation of a law passed by Georgia Democrats in the 1990s.

Gillum's 'red flag' plan to stop Trump: 1M more Florida voters.  Andrew Gillum announced a plan Wednesday to register and turn-out 1 million new and low-propensity Florida voters in an effort to crush President Donald Trump's reelection chances in the nation's largest swing state. [...] "We're looking at a target of 1 million," he said.  "We've got over 3 million people eligible to vote, and that's to say nothing of the 1.4 million returning citizens" — former felons in line to have their voting rights restored under a constitutional amendment approved by voters last year.

Democrats are Changing to Rules on Voting to Ensure Permanent Majorities for Them.  President Clinton signed the original Motor Voter bill into law in May of 1993, just four months after assuming office.  There is a video in the Clinton Library archive of the signing ceremony.  If you watch it, you can harbor little doubt that this was a major legislative milestone for the Democrats.  The opening scene presents Clinton as a larger-than-life, almost heroic figure.  Even the formulators of the Cloward-Piven Strategy for forcing political change through orchestrated crisis are present.  One even speaks to congratulate the President for his accomplishment.  Watching this now and considering where we are politically and culturally, and all the crises that have come and gone over the intervening years or are still with us, there is little question that the Democrats knew exactly what they were going to do with Motor Voter.  And they managed it in spades.

Nancy Pelosi is trying to federalize California's bad election laws.  H.R. 1 would be incomplete without the latest attempt to resuscitate the preclearance portion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which forced some states to ask federal permission to make any change at all to their election procedures.  Sponsors want you to believe voting discrimination is as pervasive as it was in 1965.  But it's 2019, not 1965, and times have changed.

To Push America Further Left, Democrats Seek Dramatic Election Reform.  With the recent House resolution supporting non-citizen voting, the Democratic Party has embraced what a few years ago would have been viewed as a radical policy.  The Constitution only speaks to citizenship being a qualification for voting in federal elections.  It is silent on whether states and localities can allow non-American citizens to vote.  This movement is gaining steam.  The Democratic Party's indifference to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants flowing across the southern border makes a lot of sense when viewed in the context of this policy.  While Democrats push these changes to supposedly "protect democracy," the changes are really designed to do one thing: make it easier for leftists to tighten their grip on government at every level.

Pelosi Says She Personally Supports Lowering The Voting Age To 16.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at her weekly press conference Thursday [3/14/2019] she personally would support lowering the national voting age to 16.  "I myself, personally, I'm not speaking for my caucus, I myself have always been for lowering the voting age to 16," Pelosi said when asked by The Daily Caller about her thoughts on the issue.  "I think it's really important to capture kids when they're in high school when they're interested in all of this when they're learning about government to be able to vote."  "Some of the priorities in this bill are about transparency and openness and accessibility, and the rest," she added.  "That's a subject of debate but my view is that I would welcome it, but I've been in that position for a long time."

Does anyone think giving 16-year-olds a vote is a good idea?  Giving every human past puberty a vote sounds like an inspired way to be "inclusive" and "diverse" to the young impressionables, but liberals forget — or they ignore — the immense responsibilities wrapped up in the franchise.

Pelosi Says She'd Personally Welcome Lowering the Voting Age.  At a news conference on Thursday [3/14/2019], House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was asked if she approves of lowering the voting age to 16.  "I myself — I'm not speaking for my caucus — I myself have always been for lowering the voting age to 16.  I think it's really important to capture kids when they're in high school, when they're interested in all of this, when they're learning about government, to be able to vote."

Next Up: Democrats Want Children to Vote.  It's dangerous to laugh at proposals like child-voting when the advocates are deadly serious.  Oregon Senator Shemia Fagan introduced legislation at a press conference to allow sixteen-year-olds to vote.  She was flanked by teens wearing homemade T-shirts criticizing firearms.  "Sixteen-year-olds are couch surfing with friends while their families are experiencing homelessness, and begging us to take action to protect their future and planet," Fagan said.  As long as democracies have existed, and as long as this democratic republic has existed, voters must be adults.  This, the latest in a long march of transformational rules over our elections, is a loud alarm that these efforts to change election process rules are really an effort to change America.

Voter rights doesn't mean everyone has right to vote.  Felons.  Sixteen-year-olds.  Noncitizens.  Let 'em all vote.  Serial killers?  Slip them a ballot, too.  We're literally giving away votes.  The Democratic-controlled House, driven by partisan zeal, is going to ridiculous lengths to increase its political power by opening up the right to vote to just about any living, breathing human — as long as they vote Democrat.  The latest display came on a meaningless Republican resolution with a pretty simple goal — embarrass Democrats into rejecting this language:  "It is the sense of Congress that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States Citizens."

The Democrats' Election-Reform Bill Is an Unconstitutional, Authoritarian Power Grab.  It's called the "For the People Act," and it's a legislative buffet of bad ideas.  The alleged purpose of the bill, H.R. 1, is to "expand Americans' access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants."  In reality, the bill represents an extraordinary federal power grab.  At every turn, it grants federal regulators more power.  Time and again, it renders federal election law more complex — creating a chilling effect on political communication through sheer uncertainty and confusion.  The free-speech problems are so obvious that free-speech organizations on the left and right are united in opposition.  Comprehensive analyses from the Institute for Free Speech and the American Civil Liberties Union are worth reading in their entirety and raise remarkably similar concerns.

If You Wanted to Pass a Law to Encourage Voter Fraud.  On Thursday [3/7/2019], on a party line vote, Nancy Pelosi's Democrats in the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, dubbed the "For the People Act of 2019."  It is a massive federal intrusion into the states' constitutionally-protected realm of regulating and maintaining voter rolls.  It's also a recipe for voter fraud.  Republicans in the House correctly derided it as a "voter fraud and election theft" bill.  But that understates how bad it is.  H.R. 1 rolls out the red carpet for election fraud.

125 House Dems — and one Republican — vote in favor of bill to lower voting age to 16.  On Thursday [3/7/2019] over 50 percent of House Democrats voted in favor of a widely panned measure to lower the voting age for all federal elections from 18 to 16.  Introduced by freshman congresswoman Ayanna Pressley and backed by the likes of anti-Semitic, Muslim freshman congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, among others in the radical freshmen class, the measure failed to pass only because of opposition from most Republicans and 108 Democrats.  Meanwhile, a whopping 125 Democrats and one Republican, Texas Congressman Michael C. Burgess, voted in favor of the measure.

How Ballot Harvesting Corrupts Elections.  Observers of our elections know something fishy went on in Orange County, California and in Arizona last fall, and they know that there are strange happenings in North Carolina.  For most, however, the details remain fuzzy.  These happenings have to do with the practice of ballot harvesting:  that is, the practice of having union members or partisan volunteers coordinate and go house to house to pick up absentee ballots that haven't been returned and then drop those ballots off at a polling place or precinct board within the voter's correct jurisdiction.  Mind you, these volunteers or activists don't have to be election officials.  They can be literally anyone.  It feels like a complete understatement to ask, but what could possibly go wrong in this scenario?  In a word, everything.

Democrats Want Illegal Aliens Voting in U.S. Elections.  In case you missed it last week, House Democrats voted against a motion preventing illegal aliens from voting. [...] Meanwhile, Speaker Nancy Pelosi argued during a press conference last week we should be welcoming our "newcomers" by allowing them to vote.  "When we talk about newcomers, we have to recognize the constant reinvigoration of America that they are, that we all have been, our families," Pelosi said in Texas.  "These newcomers make America more American.  And we want them, when they come here, to be fully part of our system and that means not suppressing the vote of our newcomers to America."

Ballot Harvesting Divide Persists Amid Elections Debate.  During last week's fierce partisan debate over House Democrats' campaign finance/elections and ethics overhaul, there was one thing Republicans and Democrats appeared to agree on:  the dearth of information about ballot harvesting — the controversial practice of campaign workers, union members, and volunteers collecting mail-in ballots from voters and delivering them to election officials to be counted — and its impact on elections.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell criticized the Democratic measure, which was designed to make voting easier and which passed on a party-line vote, for not addressing "sketchy" ballot harvesting practices.

House Passes Voting Rules Bill Derided as 'Voter Fraud and Election Theft'.  The House on Thursday [3/7/2019] passed a sweeping Democrat bill on voting regulations, campaign finance, and ethics rules that conservatives have derided as a "voter fraud and election theft" wish list.  The House passed H.R. 1, known as the For the People Act, which was approved on staunch party lines by 234-193 vote. [...] [It] would expand early voting, enact redistricting changes, make Election Day a federal holiday, automatically register voters, and force stricter disclosure laws for many political activities.

TX Poll:  Majority — Including 40% of Latinos — Believe Non-Citizens Vote.  A majority of voters in Texas — including 40% of Latinos — believe that non-citizens vote in elections either "sometimes" or "frequently," according to a University of Texas/Texas Tribune survey released on Wednesday [3/6/2019].  The poll found that 55% of white voters, 48% of black voters, and 40% of Hispanic voters believe that non-citizens "vote sometimes or frequently" in state elections.

Nancy Pelosi:  New Immigrants Must Not Have Their Votes Suppressed.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the United States must not suppress the vote of newly arrived legal immigrants — including those foreign nationals who arrive en masse at the U.S.-Mexico border.  During a press conference in Austin, Texas this week, Pelosi admitted that the goal for the country's mass illegal and legal immigration system is to ensure the more than 1.5 million new arrivals who come to the U.S. every year are on the voter rolls.  Pelosi added that it is immigrants, not American citizens, who make the nation "more American."

House votes in favor of illegal immigrant voting.  House Democrats voted Friday to defend localities that allow illegal immigrants to vote in their elections, turning back a GOP attempt to discourage the practice.  The vote marks a stunning reversal from just six months ago, when the chamber — then under GOP control — voted to decry illegal immigrant voting.  "We are prepared to open up the political process and let all of the people come in," Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat and hero of the civil rights movement, told colleagues as he led opposition to the GOP measure.

On Ballot-Harvesting, GOP May Have to Push Back.  When Democrats across the country recently condemned the "ballot harvesting" election fraud on display in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District, Republicans who have spent years fighting the practice found themselves saying "I told you so."  Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez praised the North Carolina election board's decision last week to throw out the results that delivered a win for Republican Mark Harris and mandate an election do-over to determine the true winner.  "Calling for a new election in #NC09 was the right decision," Perez tweeted.  "Americans shouldn't have to wonder if their votes will be counted.  We need to fight [...] to make sure this doesn't happen again in #NC09 or anywhere else in our country."

House Democrats' H.R. 1 is the ballot-harvester's delight.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has cooked up something new for Monday morning, a so-called "sweeping anti-corruption package" communistically titled the "For the People Act." or H.R. 1, which pretty much seeks to bring the California model of politics to the rest of the states in terms of rigging elections.  A more accurate title for this nasty brew would be the "Ballot Harvester's Delight Bill of 2019."  Or as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put it, "The Democrat Politician Protection Plan."

We Are Dancing on a Powder Keg.  [Scroll down]  This illusion of the Left is necessitated by the fact they have elevated Marxist credo to a messianic religion.  They believe it as one believes revealed truth, with no doubt and no thought.  (If they thought, they wouldn't believe it.)  And in believing it, they think that, of course, anyone who opposes them must be evil.  The only way not to think we're evil is to think we're otherwise impaired — you know, in Mr. Obama's charming words, "clinging to their guns and religion and afraid of people who aren't like them."  So they're using the strategy they think will turn the right away from Trump.  Why is this worrisome?  Well, other than the fact that they might be using this and subsequent polls as a cover-up for the immense fraud they'll bring onboard in 2020 (guys, they did massive fraud last year.  Massive.  Look into Arizona sometime.  And honestly, any state that is vote-by-mail only is going left and staying left, because it's wide open to fraud, and the Democrats bring the fraud.  Boy, do they bring it.)  That does worry me.

Clinton Judge Orders Texas to Stop Removing Non-Citizens from Voter Rolls.  Judge Fred Biery, a Clinton nominee, lives up to his nominator's reputation as an embarrassment to the bench. [...] Using DMV data is a perfectly legitimate starting point.  The second step in the process is actually contacting the persons in questions and asking them to verify whether they're naturalized citizens or not.  Without that second step, it becomes quite difficult to determine someone's citizenship status conclusively under current parameters.

California DMV to be audited after lawmakers become suspicious of voter fraud.  California's DMV has been rife with scandal.  On Wednesday morning [2/27/2019], lawmakers agreed to yet another audit, this time focusing on the program that registers drivers to vote.  "The problems with motor voter have risen to such a degree that there is a bipartisan effort in this," said Assemblyman Jim Patterson (R-Fresno).  The department has admitted mishandling voter registration information for 23,000 drivers and double-registering as many as 77,000 others.

Man admits to double voting, sentenced to community service.  New Hampshire authorities say a man who admitted to voting in two states in the 2016 general election has been sentenced to 200 hours of community service.

North Carolina vote fraud case shows just why Congress should ban ballot-harvesting nationwide.  [Scroll down]  People's votes should count, so whatever the outcome, fair elections deserve to be the standard and the lesson.  The sorry spectacle does have a silver lining for Republicans.  The incident shows just how dangerous ballot-harvesting is.

NC state board votes for new election in 9th district after Harris calls for new race.  After a stunning reversal by Republican Mark Harris, North Carolina election officials Thursday unanimously ordered a new election in the 9th Congressional District, which has gained national attention as the last unresolved House race for the 2018 election.  The state elections board's vote came after four days of testimony about what the board's staff called "a coordinated, unlawful, and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme" in Bladen and Robeson counties.  And it came less than an hour after a startling announcement by Harris, who had been fighting to have his apparent victory certified.

Move over Millennials, Oregon lawmakers introduce bill to lower voter age to 16.  Oregon lawmakers are floating a bill that would ask voters to amend the state's constitution to lower the voting age from 18 to 16-years-old under a plan unveiled Monday [2/18/2019].  If passed, the question could be put before voters in the 2020 presidential election.  Oregon would become the first state to lower the statewide voting age to 16, which would give younger voters the opportunity "to participate in the ballot — about decisions that affect their homes, their clean air, their future, their schools and, as we've seen, their very lives," Democratic State Sen. Shemia Fagan said during a news conference in Salem.

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Who's voting for dirty air?

Oregon Legislators Push To Lower Voting Age To 16.  In the never ending race to the bottom, Oregon state senator Shemia Fagan is introducing legislation that would lower the voting age in the state to 16.  Citing abortion and stripping away 2nd Amendment rights, Fagan introduced the legislation on Monday [2/18/2019], at the behest of doorbelling-for-democrats operation known as the Bus Project. [...] Not only are the democrats targeting more naive voters, but this is partially in response to the pushback against a massive gun grab bill, that was supposedly written by high schoolers.

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Anyone who has never held down a job should not vote.  Those who do not pay taxes should not vote.  Anyone whose most valued possession is his or her cell phone should not vote.  Anyone whose primary news source is Facebook should not vote.

Republicans fight back, call Dem's sweeping voting 'reform' bill a power hungry swamp move.  House Democrats continued pushing their far-reaching voting reform bill during an Oversight and Reform Committee hearing Wednesday while Republican committee members said the legislation would only perpetuate the Washington, D.C., swamp.  The nearly 600-page "For The People Act," also known as House Resolution 1, contains numerous proposals including restoring voting rights to convicted felons who have completed their prison sentences, same-day voter registration and a public matching system for small-donor campaign contributions.

Voter fraud isn't real you say?  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's Election Fraud Unit has arrested a Starr County woman for illegally voting using a dead person's identity in 2016.  Investigators say Bernice Annette Garza voted in the March 2016 democratic primary election, using a deceased person's identity.  Bernice Annette Garza was indicted by a Hidalgo County grand jury and has been charged with voter impersonation, illegal voting and also providing false information on an application for an early voting ballot.

Pennsylvania gov't admits that more than 11,000 non-US citizens were registered to vote.  Democratic governor tried to block the info.  More than 11,000 people who were registered to vote in Pennsylvania were found to not be citizens of the United States — and the state's Democratic governor didn't want anyone to know about it.  Two Republican state lawmakers, Reps.  Daryl Metcalfe and Garth Everett, released the information Tuesday.  Metcalfe had requested this information from the state in February 2018, but the request was appealed by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, and stalled until Dec. 3, after the elections had already wrapped up.

Texas AG Announces Voter Fraud Arrest:  Woman Arrested For Illegally Voting Using Dead Person's Identity.  Ken Paxton, the Texas Attorney General put out a voter fraud alert Thursday [1/31/2019] and announced his election fraud unit has arrested Bernice Annette Garza for using a dead person's identity to illegally vote in the March 1, 2016, Democratic primary election in Starr County.  Garza was indicted by a grand jury in Hidalgo County and is charged with voter impersonation, illegal voting, and providing false information on an application for an early voting ballot, the Texas Attorney General's office announced.

Pennsylvania admits to 11,000 noncitizens registered to vote.  A top Pennsylvania lawmaker called on the state Wednesday to immediately expunge the names of 11,198 noncitizens whom the state confirmed are registered to vote, despite not being eligible.  State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, a Republican and former chairman of a House government oversight panel, said the administration of Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, belatedly acknowledged the large number of noncitizens in communications over the past two months.

Alabama Mayor Loses Seat Due to Voter Fraud.  The mayor of Gordon, Alabama, was removed from office this month due to a massive case of voter fraud... and liberals say there is no voter fraud at all in the U.S.  Now former mayor Elbert Melton was convicted of voter fraud and forced to abdicate his seat last week.

Texas' efforts to purge voter lists:  Protect elections or suppress votes?  Civil rights groups on Monday called on top election officials in Texas to back down from an effort to identify and purge a list of nearly 100,000 people registered to vote who may not be U.S. citizens.  Texas Secretary of State David Whitley sent an advisory on Friday [1/25/2019] stating that around 58,000 of the people flagged for review voted in at least one Texas election between 1996 and 2018.

Yes, Noncitizens Are Voting In Elections — Texas Just Proved It.  When President Donald Trump brought up the idea that noncitizens were casting ballots in elections, the reaction was fast and furious.  Such a thing, if it exists at all, is exceedingly rare, we were told.  But when one state decided to take a close look, it found something quite different.

Trump and Texas gov weigh in on 95,000 non-citizens on voter rolls.  The more evidence that surfaces that proves voter fraud is rampant, the more Democrats double down to insist it's a rare occurrence, cry about voter suppression and scramble to dispute the findings.  The results of a nearly year-long investigation into voter fraud in Texas has blown the lid off the weak defense, revealing that 95,000 non-citizens were currently registered to vote in the state with 58,000 of them having voted in one or more election.  And this is just ONE state — a Republican-controlled state, to boot.  But now that massive voter fraud has been found, what comes next?

Poll: 13% of Illegal Aliens ADMIT They Vote.  As we always knew, California and American elections are filled with fraud and corruption.  Thanks to a new poll, we now know that approximately 13% of illegal aliens vote.  Since they are already criminals, stealing ID's or using phony ID's. [...] Since they can not be deported or jailed, they have nothing to lose.  Obama is protecting these law breakers.  Could this be why real citizens don't vote — the illegal aliens outvote them?  Worse, in close elections illegal aliens can make the difference.  Corruption?  Look at the ballot box.  In fact, they could have elected a President and Senator!

Texas finds 98,000 non-citizen registrations and 58,000 illegal votes.  Imagine California..!  Democrats and their press allies are always yelling about voter fraud being a miniscule "actually very rare," practically non-existent thing, a figment of fevered conservative imaginations.  But state election officials in Texas have uncovered a whopping 98,000 illegal voter registrations from non-citizens, with more than half — 58,000 — actually casting ballots.  Seems the problem is bigger than was imagined, even on the right.  The story is being covered by the mainstream press.

A green-card holder voted illegally 3 times in NC.  The judge scolds election officials.  Hyo Suk George lived legally in the United States for nearly 20 years before she voted in her first election, coaxed to cast her ballot by an enthusiastic town council member at church.  To register, she presented a green card, Social Security number and driver's license — proof enough for the elections officials in Columbus County — then voted in 2008, 2010 and 2016.  But on Thursday [1/17/2019], George, 70, faced charges of illegal voting from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, for which she might have spent six months in prison.  Instead, U.S. District Court Judge Terrence Boyle chastised the elections board in Whiteville, letting George go with a $100 fine.

Another Noncitizen Indicted for Voter Fraud in 2016, Says Texas AG.  A non-United States citizen was charged, arrested, and indicted for illegally voting in the November 2016 general election, says Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.  Late Tuesday [1/15/2019], Paxton announced that Marites Canete Curry, a noncitizen Navarro County resident, was charged with one count of illegal voting following an investigation by the AG's election fraud unit.  According to the AG's office, Navarro County election records indicated Curry illegally registered to vote in June prior to casting a ballot in November 2016.

North Carolina House race still undecided as legal battle continues.  The new Congress has been seated for nearly two weeks — but North Carolina's 9th district still hasn't sent a representative to Capitol Hill.  Republican Mark Harris led Democrat Dan McCready by little more than 900 votes after the midterm elections, according to the unofficial count, but accusations of voter fraud and irregularities have thrown the election into a chaotic legal battle.  Harris and his attorneys have asked the court to certify his victory over McCready since the state board of election officials refused to do so.

If President Trump were really a racist or a Nazi, then please explain these facts.  The Democrat Party has no real love for this country or its national security.  They champion the cause of illegals for one reason only:  voter fraud.  If voter ID laws were passed in 50 states ensuring that only eligible citizens could vote, they'd never win a majority.  As those Democrat politicians vacation in Puerto Rico on the taxpayers dime while the government shutdown continues, this truth is undeniable.  Now build that wall!

H.R. 1: Democrats Act to Strip State Powers Over Elections.  If you thought the midterm elections had problems, wait until you learn about Nancy Pelosi's plan to terminate state control over American elections. [...] The Constitution decentralizes power over American elections and puts states in charge.  H.R. 1 would undo that.  Decentralization promotes individual liberty.  When power over elections is centralized, it is easier for that power to be abused.  When power over elections is decentralized, no single malevolent actor can exert improper control over the process.  That is precisely why Democrats are so eager for Washington, D.C., to have more power over our elections.

Obama-appointed judge rules against Rick Scott's suspension of Florida's 'serial election rigger' Brenda Snipes.  Thanks to a ruling Wednesday by a federal judge appointed to his post nine years ago by President Barack Hussein Obama, disgraced former Broward County supervisor of elections Brenda Snipes may soon be back at her job muddling up more elections.  U.S. District Judge Mark Walker specifically ruled that newly inaugurated Gov. Ron DeSantis must offer Snipes a "meaningful opportunity to be heard" regarding her suspension.  Late last year then-Gov. Rick Scott suspended her for "multiple violations of Florida law, incompetence and neglect of duty."  He announced the suspension roughly two weeks after she submitted her resignation.  Had she been allowed to voluntarily step down in January as she'd initially planned, Snipes would have benefited from a $71,000/year pension as per her stint as the Broward County elections supervisor.

Felons Register To Vote In Florida.  Thanks to a constitutional amendment approved by voters during the midterm elections, convicted felons are now registering to vote in the swing state of Florida.  Amendment 4 was passed as a ballot initiative with nearly 65 percent of the vote, surpassing the 60 percent requirement.  The amendment restored the voting rights of convicted felons, with the exception of those who have committed rape and murder.  Registration started Tuesday [1/8/2019], with many convicts lining up to once again participate in the democratic process.

Did Ballot-Harvesting By Illegals Flip Elections To Democrats?  Democrats say they oppose President Trump's demand for money to start building a border wall on moral grounds.  More likely it's because they know that unchecked immigration — legal or illegal — helps them win elections.  If you don't think so, look at what happened in California in the midterms.

Judicial Watch Settlement With California:  Election Fraud Tip of the Iceberg?  Judicial Watch filed a federal lawsuit last year — Judicial Watch, Inc., et al. v. Dean C. Logan, et al. — in an effort to force the state of California, particularly Los Angeles County, to clean up its voter rolls, which Judicial Watch argued was required under the National Voter Registration Act.  Neither the state nor the county has bothered to remove inactive voters from the rolls for 20 years.  Late last week, Judicial Watch announced that it had signed a settlement agreement with the state and the county, which agreed to begin a process of removing from their voter-registration rolls as many as 1.5 million names that may be invalid. [...] It is estimated that more than one in every five registrations in Los Angeles County likely belongs to a voter who has either moved or died.

DREAMers tell of ballot-harvesting in California to flip the House blue.  It was one of those heartstring-tugging, tear-jerking, carefully curated narratives about DREAMers we're supposed to read and then respond to with sympathy.  But a story that ran in the Los Angeles Times yesterday accidentally did more to raise questions about the issue of ballot-harvesting in California than any raving right-wing warning tome could ever do.  The Times describes how California's famed ballot-harvestors, who flipped places such as Orange County blue in the last midterm, aren't actually citizens.  They did it by "helping" voters fill out, and turn in, and continue to turn in, ballots from otherwise uncommitted voters until they got the result they wanted.

Judicial Watch wins suit, California forced to remove up to 1.5 million inactive voters and 'clean up' its rolls.  A lawsuit brought by forth by the watchdog group Judicial Watch is forcing Los Angeles County to excise an estimated 1.5 million inactive voters from its voter rolls, and the state of California must update its voter registration rules so it complies with federal law. [...] Filed in 2017, the suit accused both Los Angeles County and the state of failing to abide by the National Voter Registration Act, which mandates the removal of voters who fail to participate in two consecutive general federal elections, i.e., who fail to vote for four years.

California and Los Angeles County to Remove 1.5 Million Inactive Voters from Voter Rolls — Settle Judicial Watch Federal Lawsuit.  Judicial Watch announced today [1/3/2019] that it signed a settlement agreement with the State of California and County of Los Angeles under which they will begin the process of removing from their voter registration rolls as many as 1.5 million inactive registered names that may be invalid.  These removals are required by the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).  The NVRA is a federal law requiring the removal of inactive registrations from the voter rolls after two general federal elections (encompassing from 2 to 4 years).  Inactive voter registrations belong, for the most part, to voters who have moved to another county or state or have passed away.  Los Angeles County has over 10 million residents, more than the populations of 41 of the 50 United States.  California is America's largest state, with almost 40 million residents.

An election hacked — by Democrats.  It seems like a blatant case of election trolling:  a deceptive stealth campaign using social media and bots to discredit one candidate and even siphon votes from him to a randomly chosen third-party hopeful.  Only this wasn't Russian hackers trying to influence the outcome of the 2016 Trump-Clinton presidential contest.  As The New York Times reports, it was a secret project, carried out on Facebook and Twitter, by Democratic tech experts, with one purpose:  to weaken the Republican candidate in the 2017 Alabama special election for a US Senate seat.

Democrats' fake data scheme in Alabama sheds doubt on James Comey investigation.  In a shocking report first revealed by The New York Times this week, we learned that a Democrat political group known as AET (American Engagement Technologies), funded by liberal billionaire and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, created thousands of fake Russian botnet accounts disseminated on Facebook and Twitter in an attempt to link Moore with the Russian government.  The disinformation electrified Democrats and anti-Trump media who then trafficked the ongoing narrative that Russia is meddling in U.S. elections in support of Republican candidates.  Here's the kicker:  It wasn't the Kremlin using deceptive propaganda tactics to dupe Alabama voters — it was former President Barack Obama's allies in Silicon Valley who orchestrated the shadow operation.

Maine governor writes 'stolen election' while certifying Democrat's victory.  Outgoing Republican Maine Gov. Paul LePage took a swipe on Friday at a Democratic candidate's victory in a controversial House race, writing "stolen election" next to his signature on the certificate confirming the election result.  LePage certified the victory of Democratic Rep.-elect Jared Golden after Rep. Bruce Poliquin, a two-term Republican congressman, conceded to his opponent on Christmas Eve following a contentious legal challenge.

New Florida Secretary of State [is] Bad News For Brenda Snipes.  Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Mike Ertel was announced as Secretary of State by Governor-elect Ron DeSantis midday on Friday [12/28/2018].  As someone who has known Ertel for a half decade, Floridians could not have hoped for a better selection for this top post that oversees the election process.  Following the disastrous "performances" by Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes and Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher, many in Florida were left wondering what protections would be put in place to make sure corruption and incompetence would not embarrass Florida in the 2020 presidential elections.

California's ballot-harvesting, sure enough, is borrowed from Mexico.  In an extraordinary investigative piece on how ballot-harvesting works by Steve Miller, published on Real Clear Investigations, we learn an amazing amount of information about how ballot-harvesting works and why it's so closely connected to election fraud, skewing elections in directions they normally wouldn't go.  The must-read piece is focused on how Texas is dealing with the seedy issue, enforcing the law, prosecuting more than twice as many cases of electoral fraud as California, even hampered as Texas is by weak penalties for violators.  But a little detail stands out much deeper into the piece:  ballot-harvesting, which is at the root of considerable fraud of all kinds, is a practice specifically borrowed from Latin America, with an impressive Latino analyst, K.B.  Forbes, who has electoral experience in both countries, citing Mexico.

Texas straight-ticket voters report ballot concerns.  Amid scattered complaints by straight-ticket early voters of both parties that their ballots did not, at first, correctly record their choice of either Democrat Beto O'Rourke or Republican Ted Cruz for U.S. Senate, state and local election officials are cautioning voters to take their time in voting and check the review screen for accuracy before casting ballots.  The elections officials say the problems resulted from user error in voting on the Hart eSlate machines widely used in Texas — including in Travis, Hays and Comal counties — and are not the result of a machine glitch or malfunction.

78 cases of potential voter fraud under investigation.  The New Hampshire attorney general's office says it is investigating or reviewing 78 cases of potential voter fraud that emerged after the November 2016 general election.

BOE head reportedly failed to properly report trips paid for by voting machine manufacturer.  New York City's Board of Elections chair failed to properly report trips that were paid for by the company that manufactures the city's vote-scanning machines, according to a report on New York 1.  Michael Ryan serves on an advisory board for the company, Election Systems and Software, the channel reported Monday night, saying the company has reportedly flown him to cities across the country since he started there in 2014.  But Ryan did not properly log the trips with the Conflicts of Interest Board, omitting a number of them on annual disclosure forms, according to NY1.

Broward elections supervisor Brenda Snipes sues Rick Scott over 'politically motivated' suspension.  Not only has former Broward County elections chief Brenda Snipes rescinded her resignation from the post, she is now suing the governor who suspended her.  In a lawsuit filed this week with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Ms. Snipes called the suspension by outgoing Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, "malicious and politically motivated" and demanded that she be reinstated.

Local NBC Investigation Discovers Dozens of Illegal Voters in Florida.  It is an article of faith on the Left that voter fraud does not exist beyond the imaginations of racist right-wingers, [bent] on imposing "unconstitutional" voter ID laws fashioned to "suppress" minority turnout in elections.  These objections are race-baiting nonsense; they're unsupported by both empirical evidence and Supreme Court precedent.  The high court upheld Indiana's law in a 6-3 decision in 2008.  The ruling was authored by uber-liberal Justice John Paul Stevens.  And after Georgia implemented its own law in 2007 (which survived a legal challenge), minority voter participation increased in the next two election cycles.

Kansas convicts noncitizen who illegally voted in election.  Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach on Wednesday confirmed his office secured its first conviction of a noncitizen who illegally voted in an election.  Victor David Garcia Bebek, a Peruvian national who only became a U.S. citizen in 2017, pleaded guilty to voter fraud for casting ballots in the 2012 special election, as well as the 2012 and 2014 general elections.  Following his naturalization ceremony this year, Bebek was offered the chance to register to vote.

Kobach: It Appears That Out-of-State Voters Changed the Outcome of the New Hampshire U.S. Senate Race.  For years, the mainstream media has ignored the problem of voter fraud and belittled those of us who are trying to do something about it.  And when secretaries of state like me identify cases of fraud, we are told that the number of incidents of voter fraud is too insignificant to matter.  Now, however, facts have come to light that indicate that a pivotal, close election was likely changed through voter fraud on November 8, 2016: New Hampshire's U.S. Senate Seat, and perhaps also New Hampshire's four electoral college votes in the presidential election.

Illegal Alien Voting.  [A] federal grand jury in Sacramento recently returned a nine-count indictment against Gustavo Araujo Lerma, 62, and his wife Maria Eva Velez, 64. Araujo is charged with aggravated identity theft, passport fraud, conspiracy to commit unlawful procurement of naturalization and citizenship, and five counts of voting by an alien.  As the court has documented, Araujo applied for U.S. passports under the assumed identity of Hiram Enrique Velez, a deceased U.S. citizen "whose identity Araujo fraudulently used for over 25 years."  During that time, the Mexican national obtained legal permanent resident status and ultimately U.S. citizenship for Velez, his wife.  The couple had previously married in Mexico but did so again in Los Angeles in 1992 under the fake identity.  This allowed Velez illegally to obtain status as the purported wife of a U.S. citizen.

Poll Worker Finds Dead Neighbor on Voter Roster.  Despite passing away in 2004, [Linda] Zgoda's neighbor had appeared as an eligible voter for 14 years.  With the dead man's name on the rolls, it's not hard imagining someone improperly voting using his identity.

Maryland city to allow non-citizens to vote... again.  If you want to know where the progressive left wants to take U.S. elections, a trip through Maryland's Washington, D.C.-area suburban counties is instructive.  The City of College Park in Prince George's County is on the verge of becoming the ninth city in Maryland to allow non-citizens — including illegal aliens — to vote in municipal elections.  In a revealing 20-minute video of a June 7 council meeting, city officials discussed how best to get rid of the citizenship requirement so that virtually anyone of legal age living in the city can vote.  A council vote is slated for August 8.

Task Force Finds More Ballots Cast Than Registered Voters.  A task force that was investigating possible voter fraud in Milwaukee released its findings Tuesday.  U.S. Attorney Steven Biskupic said investigators found more than 4,500 ballots were cast in Milwaukee than registered voters in the Nov. 2 [2005] election.

DOJ Charges Illegals With Voter Fraud.  The illegals are also charged with, fraud and misuse of visas, permits, and other documents and aiding and abetting in falsely claiming United States citizenship in order to register to vote.  North Carolina is a voter identification state.

Hundreds of Illegal Voters Uncovered in North Carolina in 2016.  Hundreds of illegal voters participated in the 2016 general election in North Carolina, according to a new report.  The post-election audit report, released by the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE), an independent and bipartisan agency that oversees elections in the state, found hundreds of illegal votes, including votes cast by felons and non-citizens, double voting, voter impersonation, and irregularities that affected mail-in absentee ballots.  The audit uncovered 441 cases where suspected active felons voted during the 2016 elections.

Second Texas County Faces Lawsuit for Withholding Records of Noncitizens Registered to Vote.  A public interest election group is threatening to sue a Texas County over its refusal to release records dealing with noncitizens on their voter rolls, the second Texas County threatened with such a lawsuit this month.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), a group that litigates to protect election integrity, sent a final notice to Harris County in Texas warning that they could face a federal lawsuit if they continued to deny the group inspection of their records related to registrants who were removed from the rolls after it was discovered that they were noncitizens.

Report: 5,500 Noncitizens Discovered on Virginia Voter Rolls.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), an Indiana-based group that litigates to protect election integrity, released a report detailing their findings on Virginia's voter rolls.  The group filed numerous lawsuits and submitted a number of record requests in order to gather the information after the state had initially stonewalled their efforts.  The extensive review of voter history files across Virginia's 133 jurisdictions found that state election officials removed 5,556 noncitizen voters between 2011 and May 2017.  Of the 5,556 noncitizens that were quietly removed from the rolls, 1,852 cast ballots.

1,500 and counting:  California's DMV registers noncitizens to vote.  Following its admission a month ago that it screwed up 23,000 voter registrations, California's Department of Motor Vehicles has admitted another one:  registering 1,500 foreigners to vote in U.S. elections.  That's some record they've got, and anyone who thinks there isn't more coming is more than naïve.  The whole thing raises the question of whether the DMV really is capable of handling automotive registrations for both legal and illegal residents as well as voter registrations that include mail-in ballots.

San Francisco Spends More Than $385,000 to Register 61 Non-Citizen Voters.  The city of San Francisco spent more than $385,000 to register non-citizen voters, but only 61 of those voters signed up to vote Tuesday [11/6/2018] in time for the midterm elections.  John Arntz, the director of the San Francisco Department of Elections, confirmed with Breitbart News on Tuesday morning that the city registered 61 non-citizens to vote in local school board races, and reports say those votes came with a hefty price tag.

The Rep From Arkansas.  Former Democratic State Rep. Hudson Hallum, his father, and a few campaign workers were caught red-handed trying to rig an election.  Their scheme involved bribing absentee voters with chicken dinners and vodka and going on to tamper with already filled-in ballots.  Their con ended abruptly after police were tipped off.

Electoral Fraud: the Real Record.  When Donald Trump was running for office, he raised the issue of fraudulent votes.  As with everything else Trump has said, it was instantly attacked and ridiculed by the media.  Since then, the idea has been dismissed by MSM journalists who have insisted that there have not been any cases of illegal voting.  Recently, though, the novel possibility of fraudulent votes in favor of a Republican candidate has made the MSM do a 180 while reiterating that such things have never happened favoring Democratic candidates.  As with many other topics, MSM journalists have blatantly lied.

Meet The Candidate Suing Debbie Wasserman-Schultz For Election Fraud.  Tim Canova, the independent challenger to Debbie Wasserman-Schultz in her 2018 re-election race in Florida, is suing the former DNC chairwoman for election fraud.  Canova joins us to discuss the evidence that he has compiled that the vote count was rigged, and talks about what the future might hold for Broward County.  One thing is clear:  Tim Canova is a brave man.

The Globalist Mindset:  They Hate You.  The common target of all these populist pushbacks is an administrative and cultural elite that shares a set of transnational and globalist values and harbors mostly contempt for the majority of their own Neanderthal citizens who are deemed hopelessly unwoken to environmental, racial, gender, and cultural inevitabilities. [...] Voters in consensual societies are often assumed too ignorant of the world beyond their borders, too encumbered with traditional racial, ethnic, gender, religious, and nationalist prejudices, and too ill-informed to know what is good for them.  No wonder that sometimes hoi polloi must either vote repeatedly until they get it right, or follow executive and judicial fiats issued from their betters on high.

Democrats And Their War On The Secret Ballot.  The secret ballot hasn't always been a staple of American politics, but it was wisely instituted by most states around the 1890s as a way to forestall voter fraud via intimidation, vote buying, and blackmailing.  Since then, it's become ubiquitous not just in the United States but in most democratic countries, and one of the first things most people associate with the very concept of free and fair elections.

The Corrupt Vote Harvest in Orange County.  Unlike Stacey Abrams, the Democrat sore loser in Georgia; Bill Nelson, the Democrat sore loser in Florida; Hillary Clinton and her Year 2016 Democrat sore losers; and Al Gore and his Year 2000 Democrat sore losers, I accept that the Democrats have obtained the House seats they flipped in Orange County and elsewhere in California after tons of come-from-behind votes were tallied many days after Election Day.  This article therefore looks ahead to infinity and beyond.  In particular, all fifty states rapidly must act to ban ballot harvesting.

How Ballot-Harvesting Became The New Way To Steal An Election.  America's electoral obsession isn't Russian meddling anymore.  It's ballot-harvesting, a long-disputed practice implicated in fraud that's come to the fore with the nationwide embrace of absentee voting in recent years — and especially in last month's midterms.  With ballot-harvesting, paper votes are collected by intermediaries who deliver them to polling officials, presumably increasing voter turnout but also creating opportunities for mischief.  The latter is suspected in North Carolina, where uncharacteristic Democratic charges of vote fraud prompted an investigation into whether Republican-paid political operatives illegally collected and possibly stole absentee ballots in a still-undecided congressional race.  A national spotlight was shone by The New York Times, which, like Democrats, often minimizes vote fraud; it flooded the zone in this case, assigning five reporters to a single story.

Chicago Dems Get BUSTED Red-Handed Committing Election Fraud.  It's a David versus Goliath story:  A college kid running for 13th Ward alderman gets a huge lesson in the Chicago Way.  This is how the Chicago Machine works that's why it is the number one corrupt city in the country!  It's just the Chicago way.  Wouldn't it be fitting if Madigan were taken down for assisting in illegally squashing a kid who only had a small chance of winning in the first place?

What we know about the alleged ballot tampering plot in North Carolina.  In North Carolina, allegations suggesting ballot tampering have led the state elections board to delay certifying the results of one House election.  State officials are now issuing subpoenas and gathering evidence for a public hearing to be held later this month.  It's safe to say something is amiss.  But what exactly happened in North Carolina's Ninth Congressional District hasn't fully been revealed.  Instead, we have an incomplete tapestry of sworn affidavits and press reports that suggest, but don't definitively prove, a coordinated effort to influence one of 2018's closest House elections.

Fraud allegations loom over North Carolina congressional race.  More than four weeks after Democrat Dan McCready conceded to Republican Mark Harris, allegations of voter fraud are preventing North Carolina elections officials from certifying results for the state's 9th Congressional District.  McCready, who currently trails Harris by 905 votes in the unofficial tally, took to social media Thursday [12/6/2018] to withdraw his concession.

The scandal in North Carolina proves voter fraud is real.  Democrats who the day before yesterday were insisting that voter fraud didn't exist now believe that it was used to steal a North Carolina congressional seat from them — and they may well be right.  Republican Mark Harris has a 905-vote lead over Democrat Dan McCready in the state's Ninth Congressional District, a slender victory that the state board of elections has refused to certify given credible allegations of cheating.  A consulting firm working for Harris contracted with an operative named McCrae Dowless based on his get-out-the-vote work, mostly involving his strange prowess with absentee ballots.

Over 1,000 ballots may have been destroyed in NC congressional race, DA says.  More than 1,000 absentee ballots likely cast by Democratic voters in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District may have been destroyed amid voter harvesting allegations in favor of Republican Mark Harris in a closely contested race.  "You're looking at several thousand, possibly 2,000 absentee ballot requests from this most recent election.  About 40 percent of those, it appears, at this point may not have been returned," Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman told CNN.

Ballot-harvesting: Not just for California anymore.  California looks like a lost cause for Republicans, given how Democrats clinched the midterm with a series of new laws.  Maybe no big deal, given that California has been a solid blue state for something like 20 years.  But are Americans aware of the potential for California vote-rigging to come to their states, making them so blue that no conservative will ever be able to win an election?

Absentee ballots in a tight North Carolina congressional race were signed by the same witnesses.  Suspicious ballot issues have clouded a North Carolina congressional race, where Republican candidate Mark Harris holds a narrow 905 vote lead.  A set of 161 absentee ballots signed by the same nine "witnesses" have been unearthed by CNN, which reports that some of those people have ties to the Harris campaign.  Those nine witnesses signed "at least" 10 ballots each, according to the report.  Three of those witnesses signed 40 ballots each.  In North Carolina, absentee voters require a witness to sign their ballots.

After California's ballot harvest:  What is to be done?  The ballot-harvesting issue, which gave Democrats an absolute monopoly of power in even Orange County, signals a sort of the bottom dropping out in California.  Now that Democrats have discovered they can flip any race based on selective collections of mail-in ballots by Democratic door-knockers from voters who didn't ask for them, their one-party state of the past 20 years in California has gotten even more entrenched in power.  One gets the sense that the landscape has changed and what the voters want no longer matters.  Voting is no longer about you, or what you think or the decisions you make, it's now all about that unasked-for piece of paper on the kitchen table known as a ballot and how Democrats can get their hands on it.  You are incidental.  The creepy Democratic machine, with its 1980s PRI-style politics, rigged this state this way, and in so doing would make Hugo Chávez or Daniel Ortega envious.  PRI Mexico was, after all, once called "the perfect dictatorship."  Now the title has moved on to California.  It amounts to stolen democracy, which ultimately cries out for revolution.

Democrats Continue Legal Battle to Reverse Election Day Results in North Carolina.  Democrats continue their full-court legal press to reverse the election day results in the 9th Congressional District of North Carolina where all eight of the counties in the district have certified Republican Mark Harris's 905 vote victory.  But the North Carolina State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement, which is the only governing body with the legal authority to certify the election and confirm Harris's seat in the House of Representatives when the 116th Congress convenes in Washington next month, remains steadfast in its unanimous refusal to certify the results of the November 6 election in the state's 9th Congressional District.

Crock The Vote.  This year California legalized "ballot harvesting," which empowers a third party to collect ballots and deliver them to election officials.  The more than 250,000 election day vote-by-mail drop-offs were also the result of ballot harvesting.  And the Election Integrity Project California found discrepancies in the totals of poll and mail ballots cited by the state and four counties in southern California.

Ballot harvesting bounty:  How Dems apparently used election law change to rout California Republicans.  Despite holding substantial leads on Election Day, many Republican candidates in California saw their advantage shrink, and then disappear, as late arriving Democratic votes were counted in the weeks following the election.  While no hard evidence is available, many observers point to the Democrats use of "ballot harvesting" as a key to their success in the elections.  "Anecdotally there was a lot of evidence that ballot harvesting was going on," Neal Kelley, the registrar for voters in Southern California's Orange County, told Fox News.

North Carolina elections chairman resigns after anti-Trump tweets.  The Democratic chairman of the North Carolina Board of Elections resigned Saturday amid a looming investigation into elections fraud over concerns that he had shown an anti-GOP bias.  Andy Penry, chairman of the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement, said he was stepping down so the board can continue its probe "free of attempts at distraction and obstruction so that the truth can be revealed," according to the Washington Post.

'Mystery' ballot rejected, crucial Alaska contest separated by one vote.  It could come down to a coin flip.  Control of Alaska's House for the next two years rests on the razor-thin race between Republican Barton LeBon and Democrat Kathryn Dodge.  Following a Friday [11/30/2018] recount, LeBon held a one-vote lead over Dodge.  Entering that recount, the candidates were in a dead heat with 2,661 votes each.

House race in limbo after North Carolina voter fraud claims.  North Carolina's board of elections on Friday [11/30/2018] declined to certify Republican Mark Harris' apparent victory in a U.S. House of Representatives race, calling instead for a public hearing to investigate claims of voter fraud and irregularities.  Harris edged Democrat Dan McCready by 905 votes in the Nov. 6 congressional election.  But the validity of hundreds of mail-in absentee ballots from a rural county has been called into question, the elections board said on Twitter.

Snipes Snaps!  Rescinds Resignation, Vows to Fight Governor Scott's Suspension.  Things are heating up in Broward County after Brenda Snipes rescinded her resignation Saturday [12/1/2018] and vowed to fight her suspension.  Governor and Senator-elect Rick Scott SUSPENDED Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes on Friday night [11/30/2018] and replaced her with Peter Antonacci.

Scott suspends Broward's controversial election chief before she can quit early.  Before she could retire early in January, Gov. Rick Scott decided Friday to suspend Brenda Snipes, Broward County's troubled election supervisor, from office following a series of voting and ballot controversies that culminated in the 2018 midterms when the Republican had to sue her to get public information.  "Every eligible voter in Florida deserves their vote to be counted and should have confidence in Florida's elections process," Scott said in a written statement to Politico.  "After a series of inexcusable actions, it's clear that there needs to be an immediate change in Broward County and taxpayers should no longer be burdened by paying a salary for a Supervisor of Elections who has already announced resignation."

Brenda Snipes:  On second thought, I'm not resigning as Broward Co.  Election Supervisor.  I'm so old, I remember when Brenda Snipes, the controversial and disgraced Broward County Supervisor of Elections resigned after a firestorm of controversy over her handling of ballot counting in the 2018 midterms.  The resignation was effective January 4, 2019, the day after Republican Rick Scott's term as Governor was to end and he was to move on to the U.S. Senate, having defeated Bill Nelson.  As we reported yesterday, November 30, 2019 [sic], Brenda Snipes resigned effective next January 4, but Rick Scott just preemptively suspended her.

The stomach-turning 'ballot-harvesting' that enabled Democrats to walk off with California.  The picture emerging from California's election is grotesque.  How again did Democrats engineer their strange midterm victory in Orange County and in other traditionally Republican areas?  In that election, apparently winning Republican candidates were all unseated as the ballots just kept arriving, and arriving, and arriving, until the results flipped.  Each and every time.  And no such flips happened for Republicans, just Democrats, after they learned that Republicans were winning.  And Democrats say it's just 'counting all the votes.'  Welcome to ballot-harvesting.

A Bad Beat for Republicans — But Not Fraud.  Plenty of Republicans and Trump fans are crying foul at the number of congressional seats that have moved towards the Democrats since Election Day.  Insinuations or outright accusations of orchestrated voter fraud fill my Twitter feed.  I understand why people are upset — but there's no hanky panky afoot.  Our election system is broken, but it is not saturated with fraud.  Let's take a look at the California results.  Republicans led in five closely contested congressional districts as vote counting ended on the Wednesday morning after the election.  Most Republicans looked at that and said, "We won!"  The experienced observer, though, noted how few votes had been cast in each contest.  Compared to similar seats in the rest of the country, it was clear that only about half of the votes had been counted.  There was more than enough left to be counted to change the results, unless California had significantly lower voter turnout than anyplace else.

What is 'Ballot Harvesting,' and How Did California Dems Use It to Nuke the GOP?  As the polls closed on election day last month, six California Republican House candidates, including Representatives Dana Rohrabacher, Steve Knight, and Mimi Walters, were ahead in their respective races.  However, as the absentee and provisional ballots rolled in over the intervening weeks, all six lost to their Democratic opponents.  The case of Korean-American GOP candidate Young Kim was one of the most prominent examples.  On election night, Kim held an 8,000 vote lead over her Democratic opponent Gil Cisneros, and even attended freshman orientation in Washington, D.C. before watching her lead, and her victory, slowly evaporate over the subsequent weeks.

Ryan casts doubt on 'bizarre' California election results.  Weeks after House Republicans lost their majority, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Thursday cast serious doubts about the "bizarre" election system in California, where it appears that seven GOP-held seats will flip to Democratic control.  The California election system "just defies logic to me," Ryan said during a Washington Post event.  "We were only down 26 seats the night of the election and three weeks later, we lost basically every California race.  This election system they have — I can't begin to understand what 'ballot harvesting' is."

Blue State Blues:  Democrats Stole the Election in California — Legally, Through 'Ballot Harvesting'.  California Democrats "stole" the midterm election using a new method that is illegal elsewhere but completely legal in the Golden State:  a practice called "ballot harvesting," which allows third parties to submit mail-in ballots for voters.  It sounds "bizarre," as outgoing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) described it to the Washington Post on Thursday — but it is absolutely true:  Democratic operatives handed in pile after pile of other people's ballots.

Questions about stolen elections not going away in California.  And that follows the obvious funny stuff that went with the sudden surge of 'found' ballots that got Republican congressional candidate Young Kim displaced from her congressional victory to Democratic Party machine pol Gil Cisneros.  Both Kim and Valadao were terrific Republicans who had big leads on election night, and both cases, had the elections actually called for them until ... all these found ballots got found and the counting went on and on and on until the Democrat won.  Even outgoing House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan, the nambiest-pambiest of all Republicans, pretty well admitted there was a problem.

GOP cries foul after California thumping.  A growing chorus of Republicans are casting doubts about the integrity of the voting system in California, where the party lost at least six House seats in the midterm election — including a handful where the GOP at first appeared to have emerged victorious on election night.  A sentiment that began as a murmur among hard-line conservatives jumped to the Republican mainstream Thursday [11/27/2018] when House Speaker Paul Ryan suggested that the state's "bizarre" voting system "just defies logic to me," and may have contributed to the GOP's historic thumping in California.

Alaska Dems 'Discover' a Crucial Uncounted Ballot.  The ever vigilant Democrat vote counters of Alaska have made the most important discovery since gold was found near Nome in 1899.  The balance of power in the state legislature has come down to the race in House District 1, where Republican Bart LeBon and Democrat Kathryn Dodge are officially tied with 2,661 votes each.  TAS readers will be shocked to learn that a single uncounted ballot has been discovered — inevitably cast for the Democrat.

Mystery ballot could sway control of Alaska state government.  Control of Alaska state government, at least for the next two years, could hinge on a mystery ballot that an election worker found on a table in a Fairbanks voting precinct more than three weeks ago.

Democrats use vote fraud to play their last hand.  With Florida receiving the lion's share of the limelight of midterm election ballot mishandling, little attention has been paid to other states where vote irregularities have cropped up.  From California, Arizona and New Mexico to Wisconsin and Georgia, numerous breaks in chain of custody of ballots has cast a shadow on the results of races for state and congressional seats.  Every instance where republicans looked to have a solid or a tight lead, thousands of ballots appeared out of nowhere to be included in the final tally.  Serendipitously discovered after the polls had been closed for hours, they added a glut of democrat votes that turned the tide in a number of California races.  And election officials didn't even blink an eye.  By the way, those officials were all affiliated with the democrat party.

Obama's redistricting idea would benefit Democrats — not democracy.  Since leaving office, former President Obama and his attorney general, Eric Holder, have made congressional redistricting reform a top priority.  Saying that "protecting" democracy requires "rethinking the way we draw our congressional districts," President Obama has lashed out at Republicans for supposedly gerrymandering themselves into control of the House of Representatives.

Democrats use vote fraud to play their last hand.  With Florida receiving the lion's share of the limelight of midterm election ballot mishandling, little attention has been paid to other states where vote irregularities have cropped up.  From California, Arizona and New Mexico to Wisconsin and Georgia, numerous breaks in chain of custody of ballots has cast a shadow on the results of races for state and congressional seats.  Every instance where republicans looked to have a solid or a tight lead, thousands of ballots appeared out of nowhere to be included in the final tally.  Serendipitously discovered after the polls had been closed for hours, they added a glut of democrat votes that turned the tide in a number of California races.  And election officials didn't even blink an eye.  By the way, those officials were all affiliated with the democrat party.  In some places, such as San Diego County, it was revealed that it had registered 138% of eligible voters — meaning there were more than 810,000 nonexistent folks on the rolls.

Charles Jackson
Homeless man with lengthy criminal history accused of voter fraud in Fort Worth.  A 50-year-old homeless man with a lengthy criminal history has been accused of voter fraud in Tarrant County.  Charles Nathan Jackson — who was booked into and then released from the Tarrant County Jail this month — was indicted on a charge of providing false information on a voting application.  This is the latest case of voter fraud filed by the Texas Attorney General's office in Tarrant County.


Blatant Voter Fraud In Plain Sight In 2018 Mid-Term Elections.  The United States is currently in a constitutional crisis, and has been for years, over having the dirtiest elections in the world.  Of course, there are the usual voter fraud tactics being used such as people voting multiple times in the same election, illegal aliens being allowed to vote, electronic ballots programmed to switch votes for a particular candidate, and votes being cast by dead people.  Now, we are dealing with local precincts who have elections supervisors who destroy, deliberately hide, and claim to miraculously find literally hundreds of thousands of votes after elections are called.  Of course, the main counties involved are the usual dens of corruption that have been at it for decades, namely Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade counties in Florida.

670 ballots in a precinct with 276 voters, and other tales from Georgia's primary.  Habersham County's Mud Creek precinct in northeastern Georgia had 276 registered voters ahead of the state's primary elections in May.  But 670 ballots were cast, according to the Georgia secretary of state's office, indicating a 243 percent turnout.  The discrepancy, included in a number of sworn statements and exhibits filed as part of a federal lawsuit against the state by election security activists, comes amid swelling public concern for the security of Georgia's voting systems.

Voting Machine Manual Instructed Election Officials to Use Weak Passwords.  An election security expert who has done risk-assessments in several states since 2016 recently found a reference manual that appears to have been created by one voting machine vendor for county election officials and that lists critical usernames and passwords for the vendor's tabulation system.  The passwords, including a system administrator and root password, are trivial and easy to crack, including one composed from the vendor's name.  And although the document indicates that customers will be prompted periodically by the system to change the passwords, the document instructs customers to re-use passwords in some cases — alternating between two of them — and in other cases to simply change a number appended to the end of some passwords to change them.

Straight Ticket Voting Says Farewell to Texas in a Big Way.  In a farewell to the ability to cast a ballot for one party with a single vote, two-thirds of Texas voters cast straight-party ballots in the 2018 midterm election, the highest percentage in at least two decades, a Texas Monthly analysis of county voting records found.  Perhaps the most startling exception to that rule was the more than 400,000 split-ticket voters in the 40 most populous counties who cast a ballot for Democrat Beto O'Rourke in his unsuccessful bid for U.S. Senate as well as incumbent Republican Governor Greg Abbott, who handily won reelection.  Overall, Democrats performed better in straight-ticket voting than at any point since Republicans seized control of state government in 1994, helping them pick up congressional and state legislative seats as well as a number of appellate court positions in Texas's urban and suburban areas.  GOP straight-ticket strength helped Republicans to maintain their stranglehold on statewide elective positions, the analysis shows.

Who Needs Hackers When You Have Human Error?  Three Florida elections are facing recounts — Senate, governor, agriculture commissioner — and the chaos is a funhouse reflection of Bush v. Gore.  Since 2000, multiple influxes of federal funding have been supposed to fix the state's elections systems.  And yet, here we are.  Nationally, recounts are relatively rare.  A recount that reverses an election result is rarer still.  But in places like Broward and Palm Beach counties, ballot mishaps seem inevitable.  The same county that decided the fate of the presidency 18 years ago is cramming to deliver a clear-cut count today.  Democrats back then blamed "butterfly ballots," which separated the candidates into side-by-side columns and left the selection bubbles in the middle.  Now, some say, it's the fault of an overcrowded single-page ballot with the Senate race at the bottom.

Report:  Homeless in California Bribed With Cigarettes and Cash to Sign Voter Registration Forms.  In what the Los Angeles Times describes as an "election fraud scheme," criminal charges have been filed against nine people who allegedly bribed homeless people in L.A. with cigarettes and cash in exchange for signatures on ballot initiatives and voter registration forms.  The perpetrators produced hundreds of fake or forged signatures in the 2016 election, as well as this year's midterms, even registering non-existent people to vote.

When it comes to undermining faith in democracy, another low point.  For more than two years, voters have heard Democrats accuse Republicans of trying to undermine confidence in the American democratic system.  The charge was thrown about repeatedly in the 2016 presidential election, when Democrats said then-candidate Donald Trump's contention that the election might be "rigged" would undercut faith in the system.  Democrats, and many in the media, pressed Trump to promise to accept the election results.  (When Trump won, the question was turned around, and Democrats were the ones who had difficulty accepting the voters' decision.)  This year, during campaigning for midterm elections, some Democrats again charged that Republicans were trying to undermine the electoral system by suppressing the vote in key races.  The talk was particularly intense during the governor's race in Georgia.

Nine Charged in Large-Scale Voter Fraud Scheme on Skid Row.  Prosecutors have charged nine people with a dozen felony counts for allegedly offering money and cigarettes to homeless people on Skid Row in exchange for false and forged signatures on ballot petitions and voter registration forms, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today [11/30/2018].  Deputy District Attorney Marian Thompson of the Public Integrity Division said five of nine defendants are expected to be arraigned this morning in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.  The charges include circulating a petition with false names; use of false names on a petition; voter fraud, registering a fictitious person; and voter fraud, registering a nonexistent person.

Skid Row voter fraud:  Prosecutors say homeless [people were] offered cash, cigarettes in exchange for hundreds of signatures.  An alleged voter fraud scheme in which Skid Row's homeless were being offered money and cigarettes in exchange for "false and forged signatures" on ballot petitions and registration documents has been uncovered in Los Angeles, prosecutors announced Tuesday.  The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office says it is charging nine people in total with felony counts related to the offenses, which are said to have happened during the 2016 and 2018 election cycles.  "The defendants are accused of engaging in the solicitation of hundreds of false and/or forged signatures on state ballot petitions and voter registration forms by allegedly offering homeless people $1 and/or cigarettes for their participation," a statement from the attorney's office reads.

Lessons Learned From the Debate Over Election Irregularities.  There were indeed sketchy irregularities in Florida, but none that came close to robbing [Gov. Rick] Scott of his 12,000-vote lead.  Brenda Snipes, Broward County's supervisor of elections, had a 15-year record of incompetence that at times seemed very difficult to distinguish from partisan skulduggery.  She finally resigned from her post this week.  But in Arizona, there is no evidence of wrongdoing, and the state GOP's refusal to go with Trump's talking points was an admirable example of Republican leaders, particularly Gov. Doug Ducey, bucking the partisan tide.

Clinton, Abrams, Democrats Don't Accept Outcome of Georgia Governor's Race.  Democrat Stacey Abrams ended her run for Georgia governor on Friday [11/16/2018], but she didn't give an ordinary concession speech, accusing her opponent of centering his campaign around voter suppression and calling the outcome an "erosion of our democracy."  Abrams lost by nearly 55,000 votes to Republican Brian Kemp, but in a speech The Weekly Standard described as "contemptible," Abrams made erroneous and misleading claims about the results to essentially deem the entire race a fraud.

Electoral Three-Card Monte:  How The Democrats Stole Orange County.  Rick Scott is United States Senator after an election, a machine recount, a manual recount, a partridge and a pear tree.  Brian Kemp is Georgia Governor after withstanding Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, and the challenges of running against a sore loser who also cannot count.  So Georgia and Florida remain red enough for now, given the porous southern border and the Democrats' brilliant decades-long strategy of importing millions of new voters who will vote for the candidates who promise them welfare, food stamps, free medical care, free education, and all things free.  It's hard for Illegals to kneel at "The Star Spangled Banner" when that anthem gets to the words about "The Land of the Free."

Brenda Snipes Resigns, But Broward County Needs A Clean Sweep.  The sun had set in Florida on Sunday evening, which is when Brenda Snipes thought it would be a perfect time to announce her resignation as Broward County Elections Supervisor and sneak out under cover of dark. [...] In absolutely typical Broward County fashion, no one seems to know what day she is actually leaving.

Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes Resigns, But How She Got The Job Goes Beyond Irony.  Broward is a Democratic bastion and one of the problem children when it comes to Florida elections; Palm Beach County, another liberal haven, is Broward's equally incompetent sibling.  Both counties had ballot-counting procedures that were not transparent and did not give regular updates on the outstanding ballot count. [...] Palm Beach had much more serious allegations of possible fraud, specifically when it came to replacement ballots.  In that instance, an election official can fill out a new ballot in case the machines cannot read one.  It's supposed to prevent disenfranchisement, but also carries a great risk of fraud.  Hence why there's a witness procedure in this process; Scott's lawsuit alleges that his campaign representatives were barred from overseeing this part of the ballot counting operation in Palm Beach.

Brenda Snipes submits her resignation as Broward elections supervisor.  Just hours after finishing a tumultuous election recount, Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes submitted her resignation, ending a 15-year tenure full of botched elections, legal disputes and blistering criticism.  "It is true.  She did send it," said Burnadette Norris-Weeks, an attorney who works as counsel to the Supervisor of Elections Office.  Evelyn Perez-Verdia, a former office spokeswoman who left several years ago, said Sunday evening [11/18/2018] she was told by people in the office that the letter was sent "to Tallahassee" earlier in the day.

Technicians Observe Voting Machine 'Sabotage'.  Last week, a team of technicians were flown in to "fix Palm Beach County's tallying machines."  However, the media basically blacked out the fact that one technician "witnessed an election worker jamming a paper clip into one of the vote-counting machines in order to slow it down."  "That, in turn, caused a short circuit." [...] Now, why was that very important information buried?  "Nearly 3,000 votes effectively disappeared during the machine recount of Florida's midterm races, according to election records," the New York Times reported.  Further down the 'report,' was the revelation that about 80,000 votes were miraculously found, "in part due to illegally altered mail-in ballots."

Democrat Losers:  Undignified and Dangerous.  The Friday [11/16/2018] non-concession speech [Stacey] Abrams inflicted on the citizens of Georgia was easily one of the most disgraceful political performances of the century thus far.  She grudgingly acknowledged that Brian Kemp will be the Peach State's next governor, but went on to accuse him — without evidence — of voter suppression during his tenure as secretary of state.  Even worse, her bitter diatribe included a promise to file additional lawsuits in order to "pursue accountability in Georgia's elections and integrity in the process of maintaining our voting rolls."  Abrams pledged to fight mythical "mismanagement of this election and to protect future elections from unconstitutional actions."  None of these charges have any basis in fact.  In reality, the worst "crime" she accused Kemp of committing — the removal of dormant registrations from the voter rolls — has already been ruled constitutional by the Supreme Court.  The real problem is no more complicated than the inability of Abrams to garner enough votes to win the election.  It was obvious that the Democrat's bid was a lost cause on Election Day.  Kemp's lead was, as Mark Steyn phrases it, "beyond the margin of lawyer." But Abrams was still in denial when asked by a Sunday morning talking head, "Is he the legitimate governor-elect of Georgia?" Her response was utterly irresponsible.

Oopsies — Brenda Snipes "Misplaces" 2,000 Ballots:  "They're Somewhere In The Building".  Well, amid the absolute [fiasco] that is Broward County elections, a mysterious set of 2,000 ballots going missing is probably the least of their issues.  However... How many people suspect those 2,000 ballots are only "missing" insofar as some, well, sketchy ballots may be direct evidence of election fraud?

Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes tries to find 2,040 missing ballots with deadline looming.  Broward County's ballot recount hit yet another snag Saturday with 2,040 ballots lost or misplaced.  The county's eternally beleaguered Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes said they either misplaced, misfiled or mixed in with another stack.  One thing she said she was sure of:  "The ballots are in this building."  "There would be nowhere else for them to be," Snipes said.  "The ballots are in the building.  The ballots are in the building."  With a noon Sunday [11/18/2018] deadline looming, the three-person Canvassing Board was nonplussed and uncertain what to do.

Democrats come out the big losers in Florida's election mess.  Despite desperate efforts by Democrats to overturn the decision of Florida's voters — and despite the state's deeply flawed, mismanaged and corrupt election system — it's now clear that Republican Ron DeSantis will be the state's next governor and Republican Gov. Rick Scott will be its next U.S. senator.  While a hand recount is still underway in Scott's race against incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, "Nelson was left with almost no chance of pulling off a comeback to retain his seat" because Scott was leading by more than 12,000 votes, the Washington Post reported.  And Florida's machine recount of votes showed DeSantis more than 33,000 votes ahead of Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum — a margin too large to mandate a hand recount.

Broward's Brenda Snipes Searches Her Office for Over 2,000 'Missing' Ballots.  Embattled Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes is personally overseeing the search within her headquarters here for purportedly missing ballots to account for the 2,040-vote discrepancy in the number of votes cast in her county during the Midterm Elections.  The discrepancy came in the difference of total votes registered from the initial machine count and the results from the machine recount numbers reported earlier today [11/17/2018].

Florida official Brenda Snipes: racism 'probably' a factor in attacks against me.  A top elections official in Florida who endured national humiliation after missing a midterms recount deadline by two minutes has told the Guardian that racism is "probably" a factor in the backlash against her.  Brenda Snipes, elections supervisor of Broward county, was condemned by Republicans and Democrats after failing to submit tallies in the US Senate race between Rick Scott and Bill Nelson on schedule.  On Friday [11/16/2018], with a hand count of votes under way, about two dozen protesters continued their vigil in a car park outside Snipes's headquarters.  Some claimed without evidence that she had missed the deadline deliberately because the results she oversaw boosted Scott's overall lead.

A Long Wait to Vote?  Odds Are, You Were in the A-to-M Line.  In the U.S., surnames are not evenly distributed, and in most places, it's not even close.  Nationally, the last names of 64% of registered voters begin with letters in the first half of the alphabet, according to a Journal analysis of voting data from L2, a nonpartisan voter file vendor.  That trend is echoed in nearly every county in the country, and in some cases, it's even more extreme.  In Louisiana's Avoyelles Parish, 74% of registered voters have names that begin with letters A to M.  In Rolette, N.D., 73% do.  And in Robeson County, N.C., it's 70%.  The disparities mean it's more likely that voters in the N-to-Z line will breeze through, while those in the A-to-M line get stuck.

Democrats Begin to Fold Their Tents.  The race for Governor of Georgia between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams wasn't particularly close.  Kemp won by 55,000 votes.  But since the election, Abrams has tried to position herself for a recount, or something, that might magically erase that impressive margin.  Today [11/16/2018] she gave up, sort of: [...]

1,100 Vote Fraud Cases Forgotten While Florida Counts Ballots.  First, there are more than 1,100 documented cases of vote fraud — including 1,019 criminal convictions — spanning 47 states.  Second, despite public protestations to the contrary, Democrats have already admitted vote fraud is a problem.  The 1,019 criminal convictions — real people who've committed real vote fraud and been convicted by real courts of law — are found in the Heritage Foundation's voter-fraud database.  There you can follow links to the actual names of perpetrators and the government documents relating to their cases.  By the way, every case in it that I analyzed involved Democrats.  In-the-know leftists are aware of this criminality and have admitted as much — in private.

Broward counts the wrong ballots as Florida races to finish manual recount ahead of Sunday deadline.  Fresh off its bungled machine recount, Broward County's second day of manual recounting temporarily stopped about an hour after it began Saturday when lawyers from both political parties pointed out that volunteers were counting the wrong ballots.  Hundreds of volunteers spent most of Friday sorting through 32,000 overvotes and undervotes in the Senate race between incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson and Republican Gov. Rick Scott.  Broward officials announced Friday night [11/16/2018] they had finished their manual recount.

Soros-Financed Groups Help Brenda Snipes Prevail over Rick Scott in Court Battle.  A coalition of organizations financed by billionaire activist George Soros successfully intervened in a lawsuit against Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes in a case involving ballots counted by Snipes' office after the official deadline had passed.  The judge in the case ultimately rejected an emergency motion for a temporary injunction filed by Gov. Rick Scott's legal team regarding ballots that were purportedly cast in time but were not included in the first count by Broward County before the deadline for those ballots to be counted.  Scott is facing a recount battle in his Senatorial race against Sen. Bill Nelson.

Democrat Stacey Abrams ends bid to be Georgia governor.  Democrat Stacey Abrams ended her bid to be Georgia governor late Friday [11/16/2018] in a speech which she said was not a 'concession' but an acknowledgment that she cannot win.

Obama Judges Can't Save Dem Losers.  Obama-appointed federal judges have brazenly rewritten election statutes to favor Democrats challenging the outcomes of races in Florida and Georgia.  In both states, however, the apparent losers haven't benefited from arbitrary changes these partisan jurists made in the laws by which election officials are legally bound.  Thursday, for example, an Obama appointee changed the rules governing how mail-in ballots with signature mismatches must be handled in Florida — just hours before the legally-mandated recount deadline.  In Georgia, two Obama appointees changed the rules regarding how to count incomplete absentee ballots, provisional ballots, and even delayed certification dates.  None of it worked.  The Florida ruling was handed down by U.S. District Judge Mark Walker, who was nominated by Obama in 2012.  Walker is a happy partisan who salts his rulings with sarcastic editorial allusions to Governor Scott's administration and whose wife has made campaign contributions to the governor's Democratic opponent in the Florida Senate race, Democrat Bill Nelson.

Utah Republican Mia Love sues to halt vote count in tight race.  Republican Rep. Mia Love sued to halt vote counting in the Utah race where she is trailing her Democratic challenger by a razor-thin margin, saying her campaign must be allowed to issue challenges if they dispute the validity of mail-in ballots.  In a contest where "every single vote is crucial," the Love campaign claimed poll-watchers have seen a few cases where voter signatures on ballots accepted by election workers did not appear to match those on file in Democratic-leaning Salt Lake County.  County attorneys pushed back in court documents, arguing state law gives the campaign no right to interrupt the vote count, and letting the campaign question signatures could violate voters' rights by revealing who they cast their ballots for.

To Fix Elections, Hold Real Elections.  The mess in Florida, Georgia, Maine, and anywhere else in these United States where, thanks to the Democrats and their locust legions of lawyers, the results of last week's elections are still in doubt, can easily be fixed.  Have voting on a fixed day and date: all eligible voters with proof of identity and residency within the applicable jurisdiction can vote only during the statutory hours at designated polling places.  The end.  In other words, no:
  •   early voting
  •   provisional voting
  •   motor-voter registration
  •   mail-in ballots
  •   phone-in or faxed-in votes
  •   absentee ballots except for on-duty military stationed overseas (civilian living out of the country? tough, your choice)
  •   all results to be reported within twelve hours of poll closings and certified within 24 [hours]
Problem solved.

Dems in FL caught using altered forms to count illegal ballots.  Federal prosecutors are looking at a state-wide effort by Florida Democrats to count invalid ballots by giving absentee voters an altered form to fix discrepancies in their signature.  The date on the form has been altered to make it appear that the ballot was legal.

Systematic Fraud In Florida Election.  The Naples News reports on a systematic effort by Florida's Democratic Party to harvest thousands of illegal votes, using altered state government forms: [...] These altered forms were sent to voters whose mailed-in ballots were defective because they did not include a proper signature.  The Democrats attempted to, in effect, extend the legal deadline for "cure affidavits" so that more ballots potentially could be counted.

Report: Florida Democrats Urged Voters to Submit Absentee Ballots After Election Day Using Altered Forms.  Florida Democrats urged voters to submit absentee ballots after Election Day, using an official form that had been altered to make it look like they were doing so within the legal deadline, hoping a judge would later allow the votes.  That attempt to add Democratic votes, which critics say is possible election fraud, was reported Thursday morning [11/15/2018] by Ana Ceballos of the Naples Daily News, who notes the scheme has already been reported to federal prosecutors.

Democrats in Florida know that recounting the existing votes is unlikely to change the result.  Republican Gov. Rick Scott leads Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson by 12,562 votes in the Florida Senate race.  A margin of victory that large has never be overturned in a recount.  According to FairVote, the average vote shift in statewide general election recounts is a meager 282 votes.  "The biggest swing came in Florida's 2000 presidential election recount, when Al Gore cut 1,247 votes off George W. Bush's lead, ultimately not enough to flip the state to his column," according to a FiveThirtyEight report on what FairVote found.  So even if Nelson were to swing 10 times as many votes in this recount as Gore did in 2000, he would still come up short.

Accepting election outcomes you don't like is something only Republicans are required to do.  It's been more than a week since the last votes were cast in the 2018 midterms, that was last Tueday [sic].  but still several key races remain unresolved.  In the state of Florida, a recount is ongoing, and we'll have more on that in a moment.  It's a pretty weird story.  But perhaps strangest of all is what's happening in Georgia.  The race for Georgia governor was tight for months, you probably followed it, but it finished in the end pretty much exactly where the polls predicted it would finish:  The Republican Brian Kemp defeated Democrat Stacy Abrams by about one and a half percentage points.  In a big state, that is an awful lot of votes.  For reasons she hasn't really explained though, Stacey Abrams has refused to accept those results.  Her allies are now claiming the election was stolen.

Broward County Erases GOP Vote Gains, 'Missed' Recount Deadline by 2 Minutes.  Florida Republicans Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis would have increased their margins of victory Thursday if Broward County did not narrowly miss the 3 p.m. deadline to submit machine recount results for the state's midterm elections.  The recount would have increased DeSantis's lead over Democrat Andrew Gillum in the race for governor by 755 votes, while Scott's lead could have been lifted by 779 votes.  "We uploaded to the state two minutes late so the state has chosen not to use our machine recount results and they are going to use the first unofficial results as our second unofficial results," said Elections worker Joe D'Alessandro.  "There was a co-mingling of ballots and that we did not correctly handle the ballot."

Sound the Alarms!  Dems Are Stealing Election After Election 8 Days After.  This is what they do in Banana Republics.  In Florida and elsewhere, including Georgia, Democrat lawyers are calling on judges to overturn laws.  They first go judge shopping.  For example, communist/socialist Stacey Abrams' lawyer went to a court where her sister sits as a judge.  They actually asked the judge to overturn the law so they can count votes of people who didn't send in ballots or sent them in after Election Day.  If the judge doesn't find her way, they will claim it is voter suppression.

Georgia Judge Who Ruled Error-Filled Ballots To Be Counted Donated Thousands To Democrats.  Georgia Democrats continue to fight to close the gap in votes between Democrtic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp while interesting new details emerge.  "A U.S. District Court Judge in the Northern District of Georgia's Atlanta Division ruled Tuesday that ballots in one of the state's counties must be counted, even if the "birth year" on the voter registration is omitted."  Big League Politics reported Tuesday morning [11/13/2018].  Judge Leigh Martin May sits on the bench of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.  But she is also a Democrat donor, having given $1250 to Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) during his 2012 campaign.

Hey, 'Fake Tapper'! Here's evidence of voter fraud in Florida.  Wednesday [11/14/2018] on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin answered CNN anchor Jake Tapper's demands for evidence of voter fraud.  "So the intrepid Jake Tapper, aka Fake Tapper, sits on his butt at the CNN headquarters in Washington D.C., demanding that Republicans bring him evidence of fraud," Levin said.  "OK, Fake, I'm going to give you some information."  Levin read from a Politico report detailing how the Florida Department of State has asked federal prosecutors to investigate altered election documents tied to the Florida Democratic Party.  Audio of a Florida Democratic Party caller leaving a voicemail message asking a Palm Beach County voter to illegally fix their vote by mail ballot after Election Day was also reported by Politico.

Oregon launches investigation into two people who submitted slew of late ballots.  Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has launched an investigation into two individuals who turned in nearly 100 ballots the day after the election.  Mr. Richardson, a Republican, said Multnomah County elections officials informed him of the 97 late ballots, which included 92 in Multnomah County, four in Clackamas County, and one in Washington County.  He said it would be illegal to count the ballots as part of the Nov. 6 election, and that the voters were mailed notifications.

Democrats Launch Training Sessions for "1000 Volunteer" Lawyers to Manage Recount and Steal in Florida.  Democrats have produced tens of thousands of ballots several days after the election — even worse, Broward County refused to disclose how many ballots they had left to tabulate which allowed them to count however many they needed to bring the Democrats within the margin of a recount.  While Republicans have 'election day,' the Democrats enjoy 'election week' or 'election month.'

Principles, honor and the coming banana republic.  Take a look at what's going on with these November political races.  You've got a Democrat in Georgia refusing to concede, filing a suit to extend the certification deadline.  You've got races in Florida won by Republicans now headed to recounts demanded by Democrats.  You've got a race in Arizona that seemed all-in for the Republican but then shifted, days and days after polls closed, to the Democrat.  You've got courts and recounts and counties with histories of problems at the polls, accusations and conspiracies, heated exchanges and tense televised spats, media buzzing that stokes even more fiery concerns — some due, some undue — and at the end of the day, you've got an American public that's left with a big old pot of mayhem and madness, collectively puzzling a week after elections about who really won.  Can you say banana republic?

Republican activists claim 15 ballot box tags as proof of Florida election fraud.  Bikers for Trump leader Chris Cox bustled through the throng of protesters at the Broward County elections office at the heart of the Florida recount fandango, drawing attention to colored zip-tie tags found on the ground near the building's loading dock.  Mr. Cox and a crowd of Republican activists are convinced that the 15 red and orange tags were cut off ballot boxes before the votes reached the election office, which could be a violation of state law, evidence of vote tampering or nothing at all.  "This election is a fraud," Mr. Cox said in a video of the scene posted on Facebook.  "It's pretty disgusting here.  I'm glad that you're not here because this isn't anything you want to see."

Florida Dems planned to use altered forms to fix mail ballots across state after deadline.  The altered forms surfaced in Broward, Santa Rosa, Citrus and Okaloosa counties and were reported to federal prosecutors to review for possible election fraud as Florida counties complete a required recount in three top races.  But an email obtained by the USA TODAY NETWORK-Florida shows that Florida Democrats were organizing a broader statewide effort beyond those counties to give voters the altered forms to fix improper absentee ballots after the Nov. 5 deadline.  Democratic party leaders provided staffers with copies of a form, known as a "cure affidavit," that had been modified to include an inaccurate Nov. 8 deadline.

15 Arrested in GA Over Vote Count.  Democrats won't quit until the losers become the winners.  So what the people spoke, the votes tallied, and the Republicans won.  That's not what Democrats wanted, so why not cheat.  Thus, the group that speaks of election integrity and honoring the will of the people always [complain] when they lose.  Next they try to steal elections with "oops, lookey here" votes.  Finally, they protest.  That's what's happening in GA, where 15 people were arrested for disorderly conduct after refusing to leave the state Capital.

53,000 Dead People on Florida's Voter Rolls.  One thing is certain for every election.  The Democrats always get the dead vote.  Dead people somehow don't get wiped off the state's voter rolls and manage to resurrect themselves for elections.  And not surprisingly, these zombie voters always vote for the Democrats.  I guess that's why there are still at least 53,000 dead people on Florida's voter rolls.  This is why Bill Nelson and Andrew Gillum were even competitive in the election last week.  Dead people, illegal aliens and felons voted for the Democrats.  Others, voted multiple times, for the Democrats.

More Voter Fraud:  All Undecided House Races Finding More Democrat Votes.  While everyone is focused on Florida and the Democrat voter fraud going on there, more Democrat voter fraud is happening from New Jersey to California.  Seats that have been in Republican hands, and had more Republican votes than Democrats are suddenly all trending towards Democrats.  How is it that every race still undecided continues to trend Democrat one week later?  There are seats in all over the country, most notably in New Jersey and Orange County, California that haven't been called yet.

L.A. County Officials Downplay Kim, Cisneros Vote-Counting 'Misconduct' Charges.  The Los Angeles County Registrar is minimizing charges of vote-counting misconduct leveled by campaign surrogates in California's 39th Congressional District.  Since Friday, Republican former Assemblywoman Young Kim and Democrat Gil Cisneros, a Navy veteran and lottery winner, have traded accusations that surrogates for their campaigns have either intimidated or improperly handled ballots during the tedious, ongoing vote-counting process.  Tens of thousands of votes have not yet been counted in the race.  As of early Tuesday, the two sides were fewer than 2,000 votes apart with the campaigns expecting updated tallies Tuesday night from the three counties that contribute a portion of votes to the district.

How Many Non-Citizens Vote in U.S. Elections?  Based on survey samples of 32,000 voters in 2008 and 55,000 voters in 2010, the authors among other things find:  [#1] It is likely though by no means certain that John McCain would have won North Carolina were it not for the votes for Obama cast by non-citizens.  [#2] A similar analysis reveals that there was one House race and one Senate race during the 2008 and 2010 election cycles which were close enough for votes by non-citizens to potentially account for the entirety of the Democratic victor's margin.  As before this analysis merges Census estimates of the number of adult non-citizens by House district and State with FEC tabulations of final election results.  In 2008 there were 22 House races and two Senate races in which the Democratic candidate's winning margin was small enough that less than 100 percent turnout among non-citizens could account for Democratic victory, and in 2010 there were 24 such House districts and three Senate races.  [#3] The MN 2008 Senate race is also the race where the smallest portion of non-citizen votes would have tipped the balance — participation by more than 0.65% of non-citizens in MN is sufficient to account for the entirety of Franken's margin.  Our best guess is that nearly ten times as many voted.

Since Election Day:  Democrats Pick Off Over a Dozen GOP House Seats and 2 Senate Seats, and They're Going for More.  In the US Senate Democrats picked up two seats since Election Day.  In Montana Senator Jon Tester — who was behind on election day — had a huge haul overnight and won by 5 points.  In Arizona Taliban-supporting Marxist Kyrsten Sinema was declared the winner a week after votes were cast after being behind on election night[.]  In Florida Democrats have discovered a secret stash of 83,000 votes since election day!  Senator Bill Nelson is now surprisingly only 12,000 votes down here.

Florida Election Fraud's Hidden Gun-control Agenda.  We've all seen those lists of objects, names, or places on tests along with the question of which one doesn't belong or is out of place.  Apply that test to the three Florida races affected by the vote fraud/incompetence in Broward and Palm Beach counties: senator, governor, and agricultural commissioner.  Uh, agricultural commissioner?  Why is anyone trying to steal that election, one lost under the radar among the seemingly more important national impact offices at stake?  The answer is that capturing the Florida agricultural commissioner's post would be a key victory in liberal and progressive push for gun control.  As the Tampa Bay Times notes, Florida is unusual in that the Florida agricultural commissioner, rather than the courts or other law enforcement, is the entity that regulates and controls things like concealed carry permits.

GOP lawmaker:  Democrats are testing election systems to 'steal the election' from Trump in 2020.  Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz said Democrats are "stress-testing the integrity" of the U.S. election system in order to design a plan to "steal" the election from President Trump in 2020.  "[I]f the Democrats are able to learn now what techniques work and don't work, what transparency laws are going to be followed and which ones aren't, then it gives them a road-map on how to steal the election from Donald Trump in 2020," Gaetz told Breitbart in a radio interview Tuesday.  "I really think that's what this is about.  The resistance movement has changed from yelling at town halls and yelling in restaurants to now, potentially, trying to steal elections that they can't win at the ballot box."

Palm Beach County's voting machines overheat and force recount of more than 170,000 votes.  Palm Beach County's race to recount votes is heating up — literally.  The county's decade-old ballot-counting machines overheated and gave incorrect totals, forcing the county to restart its recount of about 175,000 early votes, supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher said Tuesday night [11/13/2018].  The department has flown in mechanics to repair the machines.  "We're disappointed by the mechanical problems that are going to cause a further delay in the recount," Bucher told reporters.  "It became evident through the vigorous pace of counting that the machines used for the recount were starting to get stressed."  The malfunctions resulted in the loss of more than a day's work.

Florida Recount Chugs Along as More Irregularities Surface.  Florida's election recount is chugging along as more irregularities are uncovered and a judge asked the warring sides to "ramp down the rhetoric," saying it erodes public confidence in the election for Senate and governor.

Democrat Lawyers Now Asking Judge to Change Florida Laws to Steal Election.  Democrat lawyers have descended on Florida in order to steal the Senate and Governor elections from Republicans.  Hillary Clinton, Perkins Coie and other DC swamp dwellers are now working round the clock to install their radical left-wing candidates.  In a series of urgent tweets, Senator Rubio said late Tuesday evening [11/13/2018] that Democrat lawyers are actually asking a judge to change Florida election laws AFTER the election in order to steal the Senate and Governor seats.

Stacey Abrams Files Lawsuit to Force Georgia Counties to Accept Rejected Ballots.  Georgia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams filed a lawsuit in federal court Sunday [11/11/2018] in the hopes she could legally force a runoff election in her race against rival Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp.  Abrams, who has not conceded to Kemp despite him gaining 50.3 percent of the vote with 100 percent of precincts reporting as of Monday afternoon, filed a lawsuit Sunday to block two counties from rejecting provisional and absentee ballots with slight errors, the Washington Post reported.

What's the matter with Florida?  Brenda Snipes, the supervisor of Elections in Broward County, has held her job for 15 years.  Her history, to put it charitably, has been checkered.  Last May, a judge ruled that Snipes violated federal and state election laws when she destroyed ballots in the 2016 congressional race in which Tim Canova lost a primary contest to incumbent Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.  In August, a judge ordered Snipes to stop opening mail-in ballots in secret.  Snipes has engaged in other behavior that has raised concerns about her competence and nonpartisanship, including again in 2016 when she "accidentally" posted election results 30 minutes before polls closed.

Contrast in Competence — Miami Dade is Halfway Finished With Recount, Broward County Hasn't Even Started.  Well, this certainly adds context to the charges of purposeful incompetence applied toward notoriously corrupt Broward County Supervisor of Elections, Brenda Snipes.  According to a recent report from the Miami Herald, Miami-Dade County is halfway through the constitutionally required recount of votes.  Meanwhile, Broward County has not started; and there's almost no way for them to meet the court-ordered deadline of Thursday afternoon [11/15/2018].

Arizona must do something about these 'emergency voting centers'.  After early voting was over, Maricopa County in Arizona held 'emergency voting' in five locations that were heavily Democratic, between Saturday and Monday before the election.  This was said to be at the request of the Mayor who had endorsed Sinema over a year ago, per [The Washington] Free Beacon.  So-called "emergency voting" is legal in Arizona, but it was handled in a very partisan way which is why it's getting so much criticism.

Election Fraud On The Grand Scale In Florida.  Allowing this to prosper is one large step towards an open and violent (as they always are) civil war.

Voter Fraud?  Over 1,000 Broward County Voters Claim to Live at Florida UPS Stores.  More than 1,000 registered voters in Broward County unlawfully listed United Parcel Service (UPS) boxes as the address where they live, official records show.  According to Florida Statute 97.053, voter applicants must provide their "legal residence address."  The official Florida Voter Registration form specifically asks for "Legal Residence-no P.O. Box."  On the Broward Supervisor of Elections website, citizens are told valid applications must include, "Full Name, Date of Birth, Address of Legal Residence (address where you live), Florida Drivers License number or Florida ID card, or the last four digits of Social Security number and signature."  Despite the clear instructions, a Media Trackers Florida investigation found 1,128 registered voters in Broward County listed a UPS box as the place where they live.

Broward County Creates Phantom District to Allow Illegal Voting.  Broward County has assigned more than 2,000 voters to a phantom voting district, including hundreds who illegally list a UPS box as their residence.  The phantom voting district, listed as the Broward Government Center in downtown Fort Lauderdale, includes nearly 800 voters who illegally list a UPS box as their place of residence.

Shocker: 1,282 out of 1,762 New Votes That Magically Appeared This Weekend in Georgia Went to Stacey Abrams.  The Georgia Democrat Party announced on Saturday [11/10/2018] that a handful of Georgia counties have suddenly discovered thousands of new votes that need to be counted.  The Georgia Democrats say the new stash included absentee, early and election day votes.

Federal judge rules to protect provisional ballots, Abrams' campaign cheers 'good news'.  A federal judge on Monday [11/12/2018] ordered Georgia take steps to protect provisional ballots and to wait until Friday to certify the results of the midterm elections that include an unsettled race for governor.  Lauren Groh-Wargo, Abrams campaign manager, announced Judge Amy Totenberg's decision late Monday.  WSBTV.com reported that the judge's 56-page ruling could affect thousands of provisional ballots.  Groh-Wargo called the ruling "good news."  Brian Kemp, her Republican challenger, issued a statement a day earlier calling for Abrams to concede.  Kemp has declared victory and said it is "mathematically impossible" for her campaign to force a runoff.

Jeb Bush joins Republicans calling for Brenda Snipes' removal amid Florida election chaos.  Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush added his voice to the growing number of Republicans calling for Brenda Snipes, the Broward supervisor of elections, to be removed from her post amid the controversy over the vote recount in Florida's pivotal races for governor and Senate.  "There is no question that Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes failed to comply with Florida law on multiple counts, undermining Floridians' confidence in our electoral process," Bush tweeted on Monday [11/12/2018].  "Supervisor Snipes should be removed from her office following the recounts."

Where's the liberal media on the Florida vote meltdown?  Too busy investigating Russia.  The epicenter of the mess is Broward and Palm Beach counties — the same counties that were at the heart of the Bush v.  Gore recount mess in 2000.  The liberal media's reporting on this situation has not been good.  CNN election forecaster Harry Enten recently tweeted "'Voter fraud' is quickly becoming a synonym for 'result I don't like.'"  But the problems in both counties are very real and could indeed be facilitating fraud.  In Republican governor and Senate candidate Rick Scott's lawsuit against Democratic Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher, the county court found that Bucher was illegally withholding over-votes and under-votes from the county canvassing board and barring public viewing of the counting.  Gov. Scott also filed a lawsuit against Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes last Thursday, alleging that her office was hiding information about the number of ballots left to be counted.  Again, a county court ruled in his favor as Snipes kept "discovering" new ballots.

Ending Election Fraud.  Democrats have long pushed for voting ease at the expense of voting integrity, pushing measures from voting by mail, to Motor Voter laws, to same-day registration while opposing voter ID laws which requires people to show up on election day with proof they are who they say they are.  They claim Voter ID laws are designed to disenfranchise voters.  So does the sudden appearance of mystery ballots days, even weeks, after elections without a documented chain of custody or certainty that other ballots weren't destroyed or that the ballots found were cast by real, live American citizens. [...] Amazingly, missing ballots are seemingly never found that give the lead to or increase it for the Republican.

Voting Dead: 44,000 Registered In Both Virginia, Maryland.  [Scroll down]  Working with the Privileges and Elections committees of the Virginia state House and Senate, the Virginia Voter Alliance also identified 31,000 dead voters via the Social Security Administration's Death Master File.  Subsequent processing by the State Board of Elections found 40,000 to 60,000 dead-voter registrations. [...] As Fox News has reported, a law passed [in 2013] by the North Carolina legislature required election staff to check information for North Carolina's more than 6.5 million voters against a database containing information for 101 million voters in 28 other states.  That cross-check found listings for 35,570 North Carolina voters whose first names, last names and dates of birth match those of voters who voted in other states.

Democrats and the Rule of Lawyers.  Cicero is remembered today as a great Roman orator, but few recall that he was a lawyer by trade. [...] Cicero's career, which contributed to the republic's collapse, came to mind when Democrat Bill Nelson hired attorney Marc E. Elias — a "recount specialist" with ties to Hillary Clinton and George Soros — to sue the state of Florida over the outcome of its recent senatorial race.  Elias made his intentions clear upon arriving in the Sunshine State:  "We're doing this not just because it's automatic... we're doing it to win."  And he does indeed know how to "win" recounts.  He was the perpetrator of Al Franken's notorious 2008 Senate "victory."

The Math:  It's Almost Certain That Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis Have Won in Florida.  Amid the violations of law by Broward and Palm Beach County elections officials, the data provides apparent good news for Republicans.  First, despite the national media's typical laziness and derelictions, the local press has largely been assiduous and conscientious — certain framing aside.  Second, core concerns raised by leading Republicans (some of which were rhetorically overblown) have been validated by multiple judges.  The ineptitude and misconduct has not gone unnoticed.  Third, in spite of Democratic lawyers' best efforts, Republican leads in key races are likely insurmountable.

Election will be stolen only if we let them.  In Florida, Broward County election official Brenda Snipes has turned into a villain.  She did it herself.  She got away with defying election law before.  Why would she ever think she could not stuff the ballot boxes this time?  She is in contempt of court orders because she knows she can get away with it.  The local media never held her accountable.  The Miami Herald still thinks nothing is amiss.

Avis Rental Car Returned With Ballots, Media Narrative Claims 'Suspicious Package'.  In what appears to be a massive cover up, a Democrat, Broward County employee returned a rental car to the Fort Lauderdale Airport with two boxes of provisional ballots in the trunk.  However, the media is not reporting that, but following a "suspicious package" narrative as the airport was shut down last night after the discovery.  Laura Loomer reported images of the boxes and the Avis employee who found them.  The highly leftist Broward County Sheriff's Office shut down a portion of the Fort Lauderdale airport after the boxes of ballots were reported.  They called it a "suspicious package" and brought in the bomb squad to "investigate," shutting down the airport for hours.  Literally every local news media outlet has parroted the line of the "suspicious package."  "Only a few conservative outlets even mentioned that the package was actually two boxes of provisional ballots from Broward County."

Brenda Snipes, idiocy and how to destroy the electoral system.  Firing Miriam [Oliphant] was not easy for Gov. [Jeb!] Bush despite the obvious need to do so, and the Democrats' reaction threatened to paralyze the state government.  He actually stated his intention to keep her in January of 2003, and sacked her in November of that year, after accepting the condition imposed by the Democrats that whoever was appointed to replace her had to be a black Democrat woman.  Seriously.  No kidding.  That became the litmus test to be appointed as Supervisor of elections in Broward.  Not the best person.  Not a qualified man woman or in-between.  A black, Democrat, woman.  And the one Black Democrat woman the Democrats shoved down Gov. Bush's throat to allow for the removal of the unbelievably incompetent Oliphant was... This school principal from Pompano Beach with no experience, no intelligence and no qualifications except her loyalty to the Party:  Brenda Snipes.

Donald Trump:  Honest Vote Count in Florida 'No Longer Possible'.  President Donald Trump expressed skepticism about a recount in the Florida election on Monday [11/12/2018], claiming it was impossible to conduct a fair tally.  "An honest vote count is no longer possible-ballots massively infected," he wrote on Twitter.  "Must go with Election Night!"  The recount of the midterm election vote has already started with the deadline for results on Thursday.

The Common Thread in All Those Florida Election Debacles.  Counting every vote has been a standby line for Democrats for years, but few folks believe it anymore.  Most Americans only believe that every eligible and legal vote should count — not literally every vote.  Whether it's 1876, 2000 or 2018, the Democrats' goal is to win and gain power.

Mourning in America.  Close elections in traditionally red states are being upended with mystery ballots popping up out of the ether.  And it's all being done with Democrat cries of "count every vote!"  But we know Democrats don't care about integrity.  Lying, cheating, and stealing are acceptable as long as they reach their destination.

Official Records Show Underage Teenagers Voting In Florida.  As the vote-counting situation in Florida intensifies, Big League Politics has obtained public information showing that people who are officially listed as being under the age of 18 voted in the state of Florida in the early or absentee voting process.  People must be 18 years old to vote in the state of Florida.  Although 17-year olds can vote in a primary if they turn 18 before the general election, no one is allowed to vote in a general election without being 18.

Palm Beach County Bans Cameras from Public Ballot-Counting Procedure.  Matt Vespa has been vigorously covering the obvious stupidity and apparent corruption at the hands of Broward and Palm Beach County election officials.  Either way you spin it, whether outright voter fraud or extreme incompetence, Brenda Snipes and Susan Bucher have placed the legitimacy of a United States Senate seat in doubt because of their disastrous actions.  But now, Bucher is attempting to block the press and the American public from viewing how exactly the votes are being counted.

Report: FL Airport Shut Down Over 'Suspicious Package' That Ended Up Being Provisional Ballots?  Late Sunday evening [11/11/2018] the Ft. Lauderdale Airport was shut down due to a suspicious package left outside of one of the terminals.  Reports are coming in that an Avis rental car employee discovered provisional ballot boxes left in the back of a rental car that had just been returned by a Broward County employee.  Laura Loomer and others working with her tried to gain access at the airport but was turned away by Broward County Sheriffs.

America Deserves Better.  Another critical election.  Another electoral failure in Florida.  Another vote counting disaster in Broward County.  Some Americans suspect fraud, indeed Broward County looks like a banana republic.  The latest ballot debacle may be a result of carelessness or incompetence, rather than fraud.  But election officials unable to do their job just invite abuse.  A botched vote undermines confidence in American democracy.  There is no more vital act for a citizen than to elect his or her local, state and national leaders.  Voters expect only those who are legally eligible to cast ballots.  Which in turn will be counted accurately and quickly.  This sets a genuine republic apart from fraudulent "people's republics."

Dem-leaning Palm Beach County says it likely won't make recount deadline in Florida governor, Senate races.  The supervisor of elections in Florida's heavily Democratic Palm Beach County said Sunday that she did not believe her department would meet a Thursday deadline to complete recounts in the Sunshine State's historically tight gubernatorial and Senate races, threatening to further confuse an increasingly chaotic and politically fraught process.  The supervisor, Susan Bucher, told reporters that she did not expect to meet the deadline due to aging equipment.  Florida Department of State spokeswoman Sarah Revell told Fox News that under state law, if a county does not submit their results by the deadline, then the results on file at the time take their place.  Revell added that Florida's Secretary of State has no authority to grant extensions.

Florida AG Pam Bondi Steps In — Sends Warning Letters to Florida Sec. of State and FDLE Commissioner.  On Sunday [11/11/2018], Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said, "FDLE's duty to investigation this matter is clear, and I am directing the department to take the necessary steps to promote public safety and to assure that our state will guarantee integrity in our elections process."  Bondi sent two letters Sunday highlighting the "irregularities" occuring at both Palm Beach County and Broward County polling sites.  The Florida Attorney General stated in her letter to FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen that she is "deeply troubled" by his department's announcement it will not pursue any investigation into the clearly documented "irregularities" in the conduct of elections supervisors Brenda Snipes and Susan Bucher.

Broward County:  Incompetence So Astounding, A Fiction Book Would Be Described As "Unreadably Far-Fetched".  Brenda Snipes' office faced a June lawsuit filed in circuit court by then Democrat (and now independent) Tim Canova.  He had wanted to inspect the optical-scan ballots cast in his Aug. 30 primary race against Wasserman Schultz because he had concerns about the integrity of the elections office.  Under longstanding federal law, ballots cast in a congressional race aren't to be destroyed until 22 months after the election.  And under state law, a public record sought in a court case is not supposed to be destroyed without a judge's order.  Snipes' office, however, destroyed the paper ballots in question in September — in the middle of Canova's lawsuit — but said it was lawful because the office made high-quality electronic copies.  Canova's legal team found this out after it had actually happened.  Tim Canova posted this viral Twitter video  [Video clip]  of what appears to be unsupervised transport of ballots during the 2018 midterms.  Seven election-law lawyers interviewed by POLITICO do not share Snipes' attorney's interpretation of the statute.  Nor does the Department of Justice's voting division, which is in charge of enforcing the federal law.

Soros-Tied Hillary Alumni Group Helping to Organize Volunteers for Florida Recount.  Demand Justice, an organization founded by former members of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and associated with a "social welfare organization" financed by billionaire activist George Soros, is helping to organize volunteers to aid Senator Bill Nelson's campaign with the Florida recount.  Demand Justice sent out a blast email asking for "volunteers to help out in a variety of roles in the recount process, including observing at polls, data processing, and logistics organization."  The group advertised that it is seeking supporters who are either in Florida or who can travel there.

Kyrsten Sinema picks up 4,000 votes in Arizona Senate race.  Democrat Kyrsten Sinema is continuing to inch ahead in the slow-motion finish to Arizona's U.S. Senate race.  On Saturday night [11/10/2018], she remained a little more than a percentage point ahead of Republican Martha McSally.  She gained 4,000 votes from a batch of ballots tallied in Maricopa County as well as a few thousand from elsewhere in the state.

Georgia Democrats tout surprise ballots that could sink Brian Kemp's bid for governor.  There may be hope yet for Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor.  The Democratic Party of Georgia tweeted Saturday evening [11/10/2018] that a "handful" of Georgia counties reported thousands of "new" absentee, early, and Election Day votes not accounted for by Republican candidate Brian Kemp.  Kemp, who resigned as secretary of state on Thursday, has asserted victory even though the race has not been called and Abrams has yet to concede.

Florida Dems Want Non-Citizens Votes to Count.  Attorneys representing Democrats Andrew Gillum and Sen. Bill Nelson fought in court to prevent non-citizens votes from being excluded in the Florida recount, according to a transcript of a Palm Beach County Canvassing Board proceeding.  The Daily Caller reported that attorneys representing both Gillum and Nelson objected to a non-citizen's vote from being excluded from the official count.

Georgia Democrat Party Says Thousands of New "Absentee, Early, and Election Day Votes" Were Just Discovered in Several Counties.  They're going to steal Georgia too.  The Georgia Democrat Party announced on Saturday that a handful of Georgia counties have suddenly discovered thousands of new votes that need to be counted.  The Georgia Democrats say the new stash included absentee, early and election day votes.  The midterm election was four days ago.

When People Wonder Why Broward County, Florida Is Allowed To Be So Corrupt Show Them This.  More and more are asking why the Broward County Elections Office, which has amassed numerous legal rulings against them both past and present, is allowed to continue largely unimpeded by any real oversight.  Well, there are places in the United States where government corruption is part of a community's DNA:  Detroit, Chicago, Austin, Sacramento, Baltimore, etc., and yes, Broward County, Florida.  All of these examples and more are afforded protection from on high from the masters of the anti-American Progressive movement so long as they do one thing — help Democrats to win elections.

6.5M people with active Social Security numbers are 112 or older:  IG.  Roughly 6.5 million people with active Social Security numbers are age 112 and older, according to an audit by the Social Security Administration's inspector general.  The March 4 audit concluded that the administration "did not have controls in place to annotate death information" on the the main electronic file, called Numident, for Social Security numberholders who exceeded maximum reasonable life expectancies and were likely deceased.  "We obtained Numident data that identified approximately 6.5 million numberholders born before June 16, 1901 who did not have a date of death on their record," the report states.

Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe.  It's hard to think of a more suspect outfit than the Broward County Elections Board, a starring buffoon in the 2000 Bush v.  Gore hanging-chad farce.  The board got a new chief after that debacle, but Governor Jeb Bush had to fire her in 2003, once the cronies she'd hired made a shambles of the 2002 balloting by opening polls late and closing them early.  Bush's next appointment, current incumbent Brenda Snipes — like her predecessor a black woman Democrat, picked to defuse a political explosion on the firing of the only other black woman Democratic county official — has proved little better.  Her board didn't deliver 58,000 absentee ballots in the 2004 election, and it "lost" 1,000 ballots in the 2012 election.  Snipes broke the law in the 2016 election by posting results before the legal time, by destroying ballots before the law allowed, and by leaving a voter amendment off some ballots.  In the current election, she has consistently failed to give updates on the number of uncounted ballots, as the law demands.  One of her deputies says that a now-empty ballot box found in a closet in a school-auditorium polling place was just left behind, pending collection.

Even WashPost Concedes Broward Elections Supervisor Is Incompetent at Best.  Although the mainstream media continues to deny the many allegations of corruption and fraud against the Broward County Supervisor of Elections, Brenda Snipes, even they are forced to concede the overwhelming evidence of incompetence on her part.  The absurdly high level of incompetence on display by Snipes is too much for even some in the liberal media, which would normally be expected to jump to her defense especially since the highly questionable Broward ballots threaten to deprive Rick Scott of his U.S. Senate victory over incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson.

Voter fraud is a national emergency that both parties routinely ignore.  A Gov Watchdog group found that OH-12 has 170 voters who are older than 116 years old.  124 of them were born in 1800, according to public records 72 of them voted in the 2016 Election[.]

Andrew Gillum to Hold 'Count Every Vote' Rally at Broward County Church Sunday Evening.  One day after un-conceding the election, defeated Democrat candidate for Florida governor Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum will hold a rally at a Broward County church Sunday evening [11/11/2018] sponsored by leftist political groups in support of the recount efforts that could upend the election day victory of Republican candidate Ron DeSantis.  The rally is being called, "Count Every Vote:  A Faith Response to the Florida Recount".

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Fired: Broward County Employee Gives Affidavit, Blank Ballots Being Filled Out.  Brenda Snipes, the official in charge of Broward County elections, has repeatedly shown herself as an unscrupulous and possibly criminal liberal.  According to former Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeff Kottkamp, the election staff was seen filling out blank ballots.  After the ballots were supposed to be turned over by Snipes per a court order, an employee filed an affidavit after being fired for reporting the behavior.

Surprise! Georgia Democrats encouraged as 'thousands of new votes' have come in for Stacey Abrams.  Republican Brian Kemp has claimed victory in the Georgia governor's race, but the Abrams campaign and the state Democratic Party are keeping their hopes alive with new findings.

Playing Dumb, Stupid & Negligent Doesn't Eliminate Corruption & Criminality In Stolen Elections.  Broward County, Florida is the absolute worst part of America.  Their sheriff hid from a mass shooter instead of taking him out.  They literally tried to steal a Presidential election in 2000.  And the woman now in charge may have a slow drawl but she is a repeat offender in manipulating elections.  She chalks it up to the "aw shucks" "we not very fast with our voting" shtick that no one is seeing through.  She complained that they had "a large number of write ins, that they had a large number of early votes, and a large number of day-of votes."  The drawl and act is actually (she hopes) substituting for accountability and it's time to point out a handful of very inconvenient facts.

Election Time in the Banana Republic of Florida.  So who's responsible for this nauseating state of affairs?  The Democrats, no surprise, behave as if Boss Tweed were reincarnated in Miami Beach, bringing down their best Fusion GPS lawyer from the Perkins Cole mafia of Trump dossier fame to oversee the recount.  As long as you're on the "correct" side of things, by any means necessary, right?  But the GOP hasn't got clean hands either.  Rick Scott and his fellow Republicans cry foul when the election supervisors of Broward and Palm Beach counties act in a manner that would make Mayor Daley blush, but aren't they a little late?  Where have these GOP pols been for the last several decades?  This is nothing new.  Voter irregularities are as common in Florida as hurricanes — and probably more toxic in the long run.

[Several] Arrested In Organized Voter Fraud Scheme.  According to ABC7 Amarillo, nine people have now been arrested in connection to participating in an illegal voting scheme in Edinburg, Texas.  The arrests follow an ongoing investigation where political workers recruited people who agreed to fraudulently claim residential addresses so they could vote in the specific city of Edinburg municipal races.

9 Arrested in Second Voter Fraud Ring in Texas Grin in Court.  Voter fraud.  It's an imaginary problem, Democrats say.

9 arrested in Edinburg voter fraud probe.  The Texas Attorney General's Office arrested nine people Thursday for allegedly voting illegally in last year's Edinburg municipal election, bringing the total number of accused to 14.  Thursday [11/8/2018] marked the second time the AG's office made sweeping arrests in connection with the hotly contested November 2017 race, when longtime Mayor Richard Garcia was ousted and a new majority, led by Mayor Richard Molina, was ushered in.

Florida Vote Scandal Coverage Shows Media-Democrat Complicity.  Again.  To make sure that votes aren't being invented or destroyed to effect an outcome, one of the first priorities of any election supervisor is to announce how many ballots are in possession and how many remain to be counted.  To fail to do this, as the Broward County and Palm Beach County Supervisors had, is to open themselves up to the accusation of massive vote fraud.  Citizens can not have confidence that ballots are not being destroyed, or created, when supervisors fail to immediately announce how many ballots are on hand.  Florida law also requires that vote-by-mail and absentee ballots are accounted for within 30 minutes of polls closing.  While the other 65 counties in Florida had no problem following this state law, the supervisors of Broward County and Palm Beach County refused to follow that law.  Florida law also requires that the Department of State be given reports every 45 minutes until results are completely filed.  Palm Beach County has refused to do this.

The Four Chads Return.  As I have said lo, these many years, when Republicans win elections, they have to win beyond the Margin of Lawyer.  Otherwise, regardless of who won on Election Day, the Democrat always wins on Post-Election Day, because mysteriously all the missing ballot boxes found in dumpsters and recycling bins and the trunks of Democrat cars contain virtually no Republican votes.  Alas, in the Sunshine State of Florida, the GOP's gubernatorial and senatorial candidates failed to win beyond the Margin of Lawyer, and as a result we're all discovering, two decades on, that the same institutional corruption that put US electoral integrity on a par with the Congo is still there, entirely unspoiled by progress.  Everything else in the world has been transformed beyond recognition — newspapers, telephones, Bruce Jenner — but the Florida chadlands have been lovingly preserved as a wacky Recount theme park.

Undercover Video Captures Broward County Ballots Being Transferred in Private Car.  All eyes are on Florida where suspected shenanigans are afoot as Democrat county officials are "discovering" new ballots that could change the outcome of both the U.S. Senate and governors race.  Now, a clear violation of ballot transportation protocol has purportedly been caught on camera.  Congressional candidate Tim Canova posted what he claims is video of ballots being transferred in a private automobile.

We found more votes!
Hillary Clinton's Fusion GPS Lawyer Marc Elias Tries To Steal Florida.  As we await Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Trump-Russia collusion hoax and 2016 election meddling by Moscow, incumbent and election night lame duck Florida Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson is trying to save his Senate seat by bringing in attorney Marc Elias, one of the key players in the collusion with Russia by Fusion GPS and the DNC to derail the Trump candidacy and presidency.


Florida Has A History Of Sketchy Election Recounts.  I've been watching some of the general outrage on CNN this weekend over the idea that Republicans would dare to question the integrity of the ongoing vote counting in Florida.  Of course, it all seems to be rather selective outrage, mixed with a curious lack of interest in recent history when it comes to the Sunshine State and counting votes in close races.  Florida officials aren't doing themselves any favors in this situation, particularly when they appear to be going out of their way to make it look like they're hiding something.

Arizona GOP Accuses Dem Recorder of Destroying Evidence.  Arizona Republican Party Chairman Jonathan Lines accused Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes of destroying evidence, in the midst of the ongoing vote count in the razor-thin contest for a U.S. Senate seat between Congresswomen Martha McSally (R.) and Krysten Sinema (D.).  Late Thursday night [11/8/2018], new updates from many of the recorders across the state shot Sinema past McSally to take a roughly 9,600 vote lead, whereas just the night before, it was McSally who led the contest by about 17,000 votes.  After the Thursday night update, roughly 400,000 votes were still to be counted, the bulk of which were in Maricopa, which is leaning toward Sinema this cycle.  It was the Maricopa update which provided the new lead for Sinema.

All The Votes Fit To Count.  According to FairVote there have been 27 contested state elections (recounts) since 2000 and regardless of who had the lead going in Democrats have won all 27.  C'est un miracle!  It would seem that nobody can beat the serial Democrat vote rigging machine; and if you don't believe me, just ask Bernie Sanders.

Comrades! Find your missing ballots!  First, check the trunk of your car, your attic, your neighbor's mailbox, or anyplace else you might have absentmindedly deposited a large number of ballots.  Second, sort through all your missing ballots and weed out any that might have chosen a Republican candidate.  This isn't "voter fraud," this is just making sure that every valid vote is properly counted, and all Republican votes are automatically invalid.  You'll be saving time during the recount and preventing the confusion that comes with too many choices.

No big deal.  They're just stealing an election right in front of our faces.  And brazenly laughing up their sleeves at us while they do it, too.  But why not?  They know they won't be called to account. [...] This is 100-proof, straight-up banana-republic stuff here, folks, the pure, the blushful hippocrene itself of fraud and corruption.  And the Democrat-Socialist criminal conspiracy has been doing it — not just in Flore-duh but right across the nation — for decades.  And getting away with it.

Yes, Democrats Are Trying To Steal The Election In Florida.  Three days after election night, when Gov. Rick Scott delivered a victory speech and held a comfortable margin of votes against Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, loads of ballots favoring the Democratic candidate mysteriously turned up in Palm Beach and Broward counties — where one official has a history of violating election laws.  State law requires that all early and by-mail votes be tabulated within 30 minutes of the polls closing, but three days later, Broward County Supervisor of Elections Dr. Brenda Snipes still refuses to specify how many people voted, how many ballots have been tabulated, and how many are left to count.  Since Tuesday, 80,000 new votes have mysteriously turned up in Broward County and another 15,000 in Palm Beach County.

Scott Prevails, Judge Orders Broward Election Official to Immediately Release Records.  A Florida judge has ordered Broward County Board of Elections supervisor Brenda Snipes to turn over all records requested by Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott no later than 7 p.m. Friday [11/9/2018].  Scott filed suit against Broward County on Thursday, demanding that Snipes comply with public-records law by revealing the number of mail-in absentee ballots her office has received, as well as how many of those have been counted thus far.

Fire Brenda Snipes.  Brenda Snipes, the supervisor of elections in Florida's Broward County, does not deserve to be within a thousand miles of any election office anywhere in these United States.  She should be fired at the earliest possible opportunity.  Snipes has held her position since 2003, in which year her predecessor, Miriam Oliphant, was suspended for "grave neglect, mismanagement and incompetence" and, quite literally, marched out of her office.  Alas, Snipes has proven no better at fulfilling her duties than was Oliphant.  On Friday, a court in Broward County found that Snipes was guilty of violating both Florida's public-records laws and the state's constitution by failing to provide mandatory updates to the public, and it ordered the immediate release of the missing information.  As that ruling was coming down, Snipes's office was laying out more lawsuit bait.

Sen. Bill Nelson predicts 'we'll win this election' after Florida recounts.  Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said Saturday that his re-election campaign will be a success after Florida election officials announced a recount in his tight battle against Republican Gov. Rick Scott.  Nelson never conceded the close race Tuesday night when Scott came out with a slim lead.  Nelson said in a statement Saturday that Scott's shrinking election night advantage is indicative of a comeback.  "Since Tuesday, the gap has shrunk from roughly 60,000 votes to about 12,500 — the margin has reduced by 78 percent and is now roughly .15 percent," he said in a statement.  "We believe when every legal ballot is counted we'll win this election."

The Editor says...
It's not the legal ballots we're wondering about, Bill.

Gillum, Nelson teams object to tossing non US citizen voter ballot during PB County vote counting circus.  Attorneys for Senator-elect Rick Scott, the National Republican Senate Committee and the Republican Party of Palm Beach County descended on Palm Beach County's Supervisor of Elections office on Friday night to oversee the vote counting that could decide the outcome of key Florida races.  Democratic candidates Bill Nelson and Andrew Gillum have their own team of attorneys watching the canvassing board closely, looking for anything that could change the result of the elections and snatch the Senate and Gubernatorial wins from exiting Governor Rick Scott and newly elected Governor Ron DeSantis.  Apparently, that includes counting non-U.S. citizens' votes.

Republican Protesters Start 'Lock Her Up' Chant for Florida Election Chief Botching Ballot Count.  Republican protestors have begun chanting "lock her up" outside a Florida elections office as news breaks about how badly Broward County Board of Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes is botching the 2018 election returns.  Election chief Snipes is once again caught up in the middle of controversy as votes in her Democrat stronghold continue to appear seemingly out of thin air as far as protesters are concerned.  A large group of Republican voters have formed to protest the sudden votes appearing days after the legal submission date, according to the Hill.

Trump and Rubio fight Florida election fraud united.  President Trump and Sen. Marco Rubio haven't always been the best of political allies or even friends among Republicans, but for Florida's beleaguered voters, they're coming together to fight for the integrity of their ballots and it couldn't be a bigger relief.  Rubio, for his part, was right on it, fast, real fast, using his Twitter to sounding the alarm about fraud when the first whiff of it from the Broward and Palm Beach county precincts started wafting through the wake of the election result.  This wasn't the tweeting of a mere activist making claims, but a Senator putting it on the line and openly calling fraud.

Florida, again:  A warning about mail-in and early voting.  It's nowhere near as bad as 2000, but the mess in Florida's Broward County is at the very least a cautionary tale about massive mail-in and early voting, with events in Arizona adding to the fire.  As a series of tweets by Sen. Marco Rubio flagged on Thursday, Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes was refusing to report the number of ballots still to be counted, or even to provide regular progress reports.  A judge late Friday [11/9/2018] ruled that she's in violation of the state public records act.  In the past, courts slapped Snipes for illegally destroying ballots in the wake of a contested 2016 vote count for a House seat and again this February for opening mail-in ballots before they'd been authenticated.

Broward County Police Remove Rep. Matt Gaetz from Filming Officials Secretly Loading Boxes In/Out of Office.  Broward County Riot Police removed Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) from filming county officials secretly moving boxes in and out of Broward County election offices.  Matt posted the video at 9:30 on Friday night [11/9/2018].  They must not know Matt is a Congressman!

Bernie Sanders Supporter Adrian Fontes Overseeing Arizona Vote Record as Senate Race Flips.  The man in charge of overseeing the recording of ballots in Arizona's largest county, Maricopa, as ballots are being counted in the very tight Senate race, is facing heat over his very public support of leftist politicians.  Adrian Fontes is the Maricopa County Recorder.  Maricopa is the county with by far the greatest number of votes in the state.  While McSally had been leading in the Arizona Senate election, on Thursday night [11/8/2018] that flipped in favor of Democrat Sinema.

Brenda Snipes Misses Deadline — Won't Turn Over Ballots!  A Judge found Broward County in violation of the Constitution and ordered Brenda Snipes to allow ballot inspections immediately during an emergency hearing on Friday [11/9/2018].  Broward County election supervisor Brenda Snipes must allow inspections on or before 7 PM ET Friday, AP reported.  But Snipes did not turn over the ballots on Friday night!

Democrats' playbook of dirty tricks is getting old, very old...  It's just getting amazingly predictable what they are capable of pulling.  Having lost two or three close elections in Arizona and Florida, all of a sudden, they are "finding" new ballots and attempting to change the outcome.  Just like they did in Florida's 2000 election.  In Arizona, boxes and boxes of uncounted ballots are somehow turning up, quite unlike in the rest of the country where the vote tallies get done and the state moves on, all because the losing candidate, far-left congresswoman and Code Pink activist, Kyrsten Sinema, seems to have narrowly lost to Republican congresswoman and fighter pilot Martha McSally for the vacant Senate seat.

Arizona Senate vote count settlement reached; counties given extension to cure ballots.  Republicans and Democrats in Arizona reached an agreement in court Friday [11/9/2018] that gives all counties in the state until this coming Wednesday to address problems with ballots, as vote tallying for the state's tight Senate race continues.  As of 8:15 p.m. ET Friday, Democratic candidate Kyrsten Sinema led Republican candidate Martha McSally by roughly 20,000 votes statewide, according to the Arizona Secretary of State's Office.  Sinema has received 991,189 votes and McSally 970,986, the office said.

Ballot mixup puts more heat on Broward elections official as key Florida races remain unresolved.  A Florida election supervisor mixed some invalid ballots along with about 200 valid ones, according to a report, in the latest example of what Republicans say has been the incompetent handling of votes as the state braces for a possible recount.  The error was found after Brenda Snipes, a Broward County official who has a long history of controversies involving vote counting, agreed to present 205 provisional ballots to the county's canvassing board for inspection, the Miami Herald reported.

Whoops! Brenda Snipes' office mixed bad provisional ballots with good ones.  Broward's elections supervisor accidentally mixed more than a dozen rejected ballots with nearly 200 valid ones, a circumstance that is unlikely to help Brenda Snipes push back against Republican allegations of incompetence.  The mistake — for which no one had a solution Friday night — was discovered after Snipes agreed to present 205 provisional ballots to the Broward County canvassing board for inspection.  She had initially intended to handle the ballots administratively, but agreed to present them to the canvassing board after Republican attorneys objected.

Trump claims [a] 'big corruption scandal' [is] unfolding in Florida's Broward County.  President Trump waded into the controversy surrounding election results in Florida Thursday night [11/8/2018], backing a state investigation Republican Gov. Rick Scott, a candidate for Senate, announced against Broward County's election supervisor earlier in the evening.

Levin: Why do Democrats 'always manage to pick up votes after the fact?'.  Thursday [11/8/2018] on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin alerted listeners to the continued ballot-counting in Florida, which Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, [R], called an attempt by "[D]emocrat lawyers" to steal the election.  Florida law requires counties to report early voting results within 30 minutes after polls close, but Broward and Palm Beach Counties in Florida are still counting and refusing to disclose the number of ballots remaining to be counted, Rubio said.

Rick Scott wins two election lawsuits.  Florida Gov. Rick Scott, the Republican candidate for Senate who currently leads Democratic opponent Sen. Bill Nelson by 15,000 votes, has won his first lawsuit against Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher.  As ballots in the gubernatorial and Senate races head to a recount, Scott sued Bucher Thursday night for refusing to allow official party and campaign representatives into the ballot counting area, and having staff members determine a voter's intent without review by the county canvassing board.

Woman in Minnesota Receives Broward County Ballot in the Mail.  The Democrats are working around the clock right now to steal the statewide Florida election from Republicans.  A woman who moved to Minnesota five years ago from Florida says she received a ballot from Broward County in the mail.  Minnesota resident, Elisa Sarmento alerted her friend, Scott Presler, a conservative activist that she received a ballot from Broward County.

Hillary's GPS Lawyer Descends on Florida.  This is real election meddling, not the mere purchase of a few Facebook ads by a Russian troll farm.  Just as Team Hillary and the DNC funneled money through Perkins-Coie to buy Russian dirt from a British agent, Marc Elias and his law firm are trying to steal another election and Florida's other senator, Marco Rubio, is justifiably not amused by this continuation of the ongoing deep state coup against President Trump and his agenda.

Florida Official Overseeing Vote Count Destroyed Ballots, Accused of Not Removing Dead Voters from Rolls.  The Florida official put in charge of counting votes in Broward County — the most liberal county in the state — for the gubernatorial and Senate race previously destroyed voter ballots, a judge ruled, and was most recently accused of not removing dead voters from the voter rolls.  Broward County Board of Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes is in charge of vote counting in the area and has yet to disclose how many ballots are still not counted despite the election for governor and Senate occurring two days ago.

Nelson lawyer predicts hand recount in Florida Senate race starting Sunday.  Republican Gov. Rick Scott's lead over Democrat Bill Nelson has narrowed to 15,068 votes out of more than 8 million cast in a race that is likely headed for a hand recount beginning on Sunday, Nelson's lawyer said Friday [11/9/2018].  Nelson, the Senate incumbent who has held the seat since 2000, has refused to concede the race.  His lawyer, Marc Elias, told reporters Friday that the upcoming machine recount of all ballots this weekend will shrink Scott's lead even further and below the 0.25 percent variance that will trigger a hand recount.  The hand recount will show Nelson won the election, he predicted.

Matt Schlapp:  Here's What FL Dems Mean By ' Count Every Vote'.  The midterm battle in Florida is far from over, it seems.  Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared victory Tuesday night over Sen. Bill Nelson (D) and Rep. Ron DeSantis was the declared winner over Democrat Andrew Gillum.  The latter had even conceded, but is now starting to change his mind because officials are insisting there are more ballots to be counted in Broward and Palm Beach counties.  "I'm cynical," said Matt Schlapp, president of the American Conservative Union.  "They're trying to get it below a quarter of a percent to get to hand recount," he explained on Fox News Friday.  The hand counting, he charged, is "very subjective."  They are taking provisional ballots and counting them "even though they're not able to vote," Schlapp said.  "This is crooked, wrong and needs to be stopped."

Florida Governor Rick Scott Discusses Transparent Ballot Fraud Ongoing, Yet Again, In Well Known, Corrupt, Broward County.  Anyone with a reasonable amount of political knowledge is aware that within Florida the epicenter of voter fraud takes place in Broward and Palm Beach counties.  Both of these areas are not just filled with corrupt election officials; as was noted in the background of the Parkland school shooting, every element of county and city government is corrupt.  Broward County Supervisor of Elections, Brenda Snipes, has an exhaustively documented history of rampant and 'in-your-face' unapologetic fraud within the election process.  In the latest example, Snipes is once again producing ballots — filled out by her political operatives — long after the election is over.  Everyone in Florida knows the Snipes routine.

As Florida ballot count battle rages, Democrats are recklessly violating state law.  This looks like a repeat of the actions in Florida in the 2000 presidential election, when Democratic officials ignored state election laws — and were slapped down by the U.S. Supreme Court in a 7-2 decision.  Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda C. Snipes said Tuesday night [11/6/2018] that 634,000 votes had been cast in the county.  But by Thursday night, Snipes was claiming 712,840 ballots had been cast.  The effect of these newly discovered votes that inexplicably appeared long after they should have been counted shrunk the leads of Republicans Gov. Rick Scott in the Senate race and former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis in the gubernatorial contest.

Rick Scott:  I'm Ordering Law Enforcement To Stop "Unethical Liberals" From Stealing Election.  "I am considering every single legal option available," Rick Scott announced last night [11/8/2018], and he's not kidding around.  The Florida governor whose Senate election bid is being held up in Broward and Palm Beach counties ordered an investigation by state police into the actions of two county election officers, whom Scott accused of flagrantly violating state election laws in the conduct of their ballot counting.  Scott also announced a lawsuit to force both counties into compliance while accusing officials of "rampant fraud": [Video clip]

Broward County Is An Embarrassment, And The Potential For A Stolen Florida Election Is Real.  Last night [10/8/2018] CBS News' John Dickerson tweeted "The Florida voting system is the Florida Man of voting systems." But at least Florida Man combines stupid fun entertainment with incompetence and hubris, as opposed to depressing levels of corruption and idiocy.  Comes now Dr. Brenda C. Snipes, the key election official in Broward County, Florida has presided for the past 72 hours over a level of bureaucratic incompetence — in the best spin of the situation — or utter corruption in the worst when it comes to counting the ballots from her county.  Last night Governor and would-be Senator Rick Scott announced he was filing a lawsuit against her — not one claiming anything about the ballots being counted, but simply demanding that she live up to the regulatory obligation to tell us how many ballots there are.

Florida:  The Amazing Disappearing Leads.  When the voting was over Tuesday Republican Ron DeSantis held a one-point lead over Democrat Andrew Gillum in the governor's race.  Republican challenger Rick Scott held a smaller lead over incumbent Democrat U.S, Senator Bill Nelson.  Since then, with all manner of new votes to be counted being discovered, the leads of these two Republicans have diminished, putting both races into at least the less than one half of one percent levels that requires a machine recount.

Florida teacher finds 'provisional ballot box' in storage area.  A teacher in Florida found a container labeled "Provisional Ballot Box" in a storage area of her elementary school on Thursday [11/8/2018].  Lakeisha Williams, of Broward County, said she discovered the ballot box two days after Election Day at Miramar Elementary School — where it was apparently left behind by election workers.  "I went into the area that we use for storage and saw it in there," Williams told The [New York] Post.

Florida Elections Worker:  "I Was Fired For Witnessing Possible Absentee Ballot Fraud".  Broward County, Florida, home of the now infamous "hanging chad" fiasco during the 2000 showdown between George Bush and Al Gore, may be on the verge of yet another controversial election cycle.  Historically a democrat stronghold, Broward County always comes under extra scrutiny during presidential elections as it can single-highhandedly swing the entire state of Florida in one direction or another.

Hillary's Lawyer Leading Democrat Charge to Protect Massive Voter Fraud?  Marc Elias is a partner at Perkins Coie law firm and he is the man who paid Fusion GPS for the fake Russia dossier on behalf of Hillary Clinton's campaign and her DNC.  He is now leading the charge to protect the seemingly corrupt voting in Broward County and Palm Beach County in Florida.  He is being brought in by Bill Nelson, the do-nothing Democrat who won't accept the election results.  Both counties are hot Democrat strongholds and they are still counting ballots two days, going on three days, after the polls closed.  Senator Rubio is pointing the finger at the sketchy elections supervisor Brenda Snipes.

Abrams Declares War on Arithmetic.  Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate in Georgia's gubernatorial election, has an adversarial relationship with arithmetic.  This antipathy to math has long bedeviled her with regard to unpaid taxes as well as delinquent student loans, and it is now preventing her from seeing that it is mathematically impossible for her to become the Peach State's next governor.

GOP Senate candidate Rick Scott files bombshell lawsuits accusing Dem Florida election officials of trying to 'steal the election'.  Accusing Democrats of conducting a coordinated effort to "steal" elections in a campaign of possibly "rampant fraud," Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott filed explosive lawsuits late Thursday against the top election officials in two heavily Democratic counties, as they continue to report new votes and three major races in the state appear headed for recounts.  In their lawsuit against Broward County, Scott and the National Republican Senatorial Committeee (NRSC) allege that officials there are hiding critical information about the number of votes cast and counted.  And in a parallel suit against Palm Beach County, Scott and the NRSC charge that the election supervisor there illegally used her own judgment to determine voter intent when reviewing damaged or incorrectly filled-out absentee ballots, while refusing to allow impartial witnesses to monitor the process.

Legal Battle Emerges as Arizona Senate Vote Count Drags On.  Republican groups in Arizona have filed suit against several of the state's county recorders and the secretary of state arguing that different standards are being applied to the counting of some mail-in ballots that were dropped off at polling locations.  According to the Arizona Republic, the suit was filed late Wednesday at a point when GOP candidate Martha McSally had a lead of about 17,00 votes against Democratic candidate Kyrsten Sinema.  At the same time, there were varying estimates of about 650,000 votes yet to be counted statewide.  The two congresswomen are running to fill the seat vacated by the retirement of Republican senator Jeff Flake.

Broward County Election Officials Trying to Steal Election — Produce Thousands of Ballots 43 Hrs After Polls Closed.  Broward County and Palm Beach County in Florida, both Democrat strongholds are still counting ballots 43 hours after the polls closed.  Florida is once again bracing for recounts — this time there are no 'hanging chads,' but Democrat lawyers are descending on the State to steal the election.

With Arizona Senate seat at stake, Republicans sue county recorders.  With the U.S. Senate seat hanging in the balance, the Yuma, Navajo, Apache and Maricopa County Republican parties filed a lawsuit against all Arizona county recorders and the Secretary of State late Wednesday [11/7/2018].  A telephone hearing was scheduled for 11:15 a.m.  Thursday in Maricopa County Superior Court.  The Republican groups are challenging the way counties verify signatures on mail-in ballots that are dropped off at the polls on Election Day, according to the complaint obtained by The Arizona Republic.

Rubio Charges Electoral Malfeasance in Democratic Florida Counties, Says Lawyers Trying to 'Steal' Races.  Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) called attention Thursday to what he said are voting law violations by Democratic-leaning counties in the razor-thin gubernatorial and senatorial races in Florida, claiming on Twitter that partisan lawyers are trying to steal those contests.  Palm Beach and Broward Counties, both heavily Democratic, are still counting votes in the governor's race between Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Ron DeSantis, as well as the U.S. Senate race between Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and Rick Scott, the state's Republican governor.  In a series of tweets, Rubio appeared to charge that votes were being held back in a tactical fashion by Broward officials.

Pollsters botch key races as turnout models over-count Democrats.  Pollsters on Tuesday [11/6/2018] avoided their disastrous 2016 election forecasts by correctly predicting that Democrats would regain control of the House, though botching some important statewide races.  Unlike 2016, when political gurus at The New York Times, The Washington Post and other media said President Trump had little or no chance of winning, surveyors this time captured voting in blue-state congressional districts where a number of Republican seats flipped.  But pollsters did not fully redeem themselves for the sins of 2016 when they collectively botched Trump wins in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Andrew Gillum waffles on concession in Florida governor's race.  Democratic legal teams kicked into action Thursday, demanding a recount of the Florida Senate race that they say will declare Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson the winner as defeated Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum hedging his concession.  Mr. Nelson already had signaled his intention to fight the results in his race with Republican Gov. Rick Scott, but Mr. Gillum's surprise announcement further roils the electoral waters in the Sunshine State.

Voter Fraud Allegedly Found In Deep Blue Florida County.  Over 100 provisional ballots were rejected in Miami-Dade County on Thursday after election officials said that those people showed up to vote a second time in the same election, according to a local media reporter.  The news comes as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) claimed earlier in the day that the Democrats and Florida election officials with questionable records were trying to "steal" the election in Broward County, which is just north of Miami-Dade County.  Miami-Dade County is one of the bluest counties in the state of Florida, as nearly two-thirds of the county voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

Rubio: Broward County Officials And Dems Trying To Steal Rick Scott's Victory In Senate.  Now that the Broward County election officials have delayed their reporting of ballots for almost two days after the election, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has been furiously denouncing them on Twitter, writing that they are trying to steal victories from GOP candidates who won in the state.

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Broward Elementary Teacher Finds Box Labeled "Provisional Ballots" Left Behind After Election Day.  Florida voter JoAnn Knox captured Broward County Election Officials transferring ballots in [a] rented truck on election night!  "This violates all chain of custody requirements for paper ballots," argues Independent Congressional candidate for Florida's 23rd District, Tim Canova.  They were transferring ballots around without any security officials in sight!  One of the women moving ballot boxes even asked the witness to help them!


Democratic 'army of lawyers' heads to Florida amid GOP fears of bid to 'steal' Senate seat.  Democrats are gearing up for a titanic legal fight over what could be multiple recounts in the state of Florida — 18 years after the state's ramshackle voting system delayed the election of President George W. Bush for 37 days.  In the balance are the governor's mansion and one U.S. Senate seat, which Republicans believe they had secured on Tuesday.  Just 17,429 out of 8,165,741 votes cast in the Senate race separate the GOP's Gov. Rick Scott, who is leading, from Sen. Bill Nelson, the Democratic incumbent.  In the governor's race, Ron DeSantis, a former GOP congressman, leads Andrew Gillum, the Democrat, by 38,600 votes out of 8,200,905 votes cast.

Broken voting machines, long lines under scrutiny in Georgia.  Malfunctioning voting machines, missing power cords and hours[-]long lines at the polls are being scrutinized by candidates and election officials in Georgia, where the governor's race is undecided while votes are still being tallied.

DACA illegals voting in Texas?  O'Keefe's Project Veritas has a disturbing video.  There hasn't been too much in the way of contested elections based on claims of voter fraud in the Trump era, but hotly contested Texas is an exception.

Texas Poll Worker Tells Undercover Reporter They've Allowed 'Tons' Of DACA Recipients To Vote.  James O'Keefe's Project Veritas released an undercover sting video on Tuesday from a polling station in Texas that appears to show an election official saying that they've had 'tons' of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients voting in the election.  Project Veritas' undercover journalist, posing as the girlfriend of a potential DACA voter, visited a polling station in Travis County, Texas to ask election officials if he could vote.  "If he has his ID that's all he needs.  If he's registered," an election worker told the undercover journalist.

Video: Poll worker caught advising 'Vote Democrat'.  A poll worker in Georgia was captured on video telling an undercover journalist posing as a voter that he should vote Democrat, because the party has "a better platform."

Texas governor considers probe of 'illegal-alien voting'.  Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who won re-election Tuesday [11/6/2018], called for an investigation into alleged illegal voting after Project Veritas published a video showing poll workers in Texas saying non-citizens could vote and admitting "tons" already had done so in early voting.

This Florida funeral home provided free limo rides to the polls.  One Florida funeral home provided free limo rides to residents trying to get to their polling locations.  David Hawkins, the director at Joe Morris and Sons Funeral Home, said the gesture has a history.  "Black funeral homes, traditionally, dating all the way back to the 1960s during the civil rights movement, have been very active in getting people out to vote, and making sure that they had transportation," said Hawkins.

Lawsuit: 100,000 noncitizens registered to vote in Pennsylvania.  More than 100,000 noncitizens are registered to vote in Pennsylvania alone, according to testimony submitted Monday [11/5/2018] in a lawsuit demanding the state come clean about the extent of its problems.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation, which has identified similar noncitizen voting problems in studies of Virginia and New Jersey, said Pennsylvania officials have admitted noncitizens have been registering and voting in the state "for decades."  But state officials have stonewalled PILF requests for access to the data that could expose the problem, the group says in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Harrisburg.

Elections 2018: N.J. voters report problems, big lines at the polls.  New Jersey voters have been heading to the polls in full force Tuesday [11/6/2018] with reports of long lines at some locations and scattered problems with casting ballots.  The most common issues so far involve the change in mail-in ballots, polling machines not working and voters being turned away or being forced to use provisional ballots.  Voters at one polling location found the doors locked at 6 a.m. when voting started.

Voting rights restored for nearly 1.5M felons in Florida.  More than a million convicted felons in Florida had their voting rights restored Tuesday [11/6/2018].  Constitutional Amendment 4 — known as the Voting Restoration Amendment — was passed in the state, allowing nearly 1.5 million convicted felons who've served out their sentence to vote.  The measure doesn't apply to anyone convicted of murder and felony sex offenses.

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Dems' Creepy Door Hangers In PA-01 Threaten Voters.  Last minute electioneering tricks are nothing new, so perhaps this particular maneuver won't come as too much of a shock to our more jaded observers.  Supporters of Democratic candidate Scott Wallace in Pennsylvania's First District have been going house to house and leaving some door hangers reminding people to vote.  Nothing wrong with that message, of course, but these particular pieces are being described as Orwellian because of the implied threat they contain.  Rather than simply saying you should get out and vote, the hangers have a cheerful message reminding the resident that records of whether or not you voted are public.


Kemp's office launches probe of Georgia Democratic Party days before historic election.  Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp set off a political firestorm when his office, two days before an election in which he is a candidate, announced on Sunday morning that it had opened an investigation into the Georgia Democratic Party in connection with what it described as an attempted hack of the state's voter registration system.  But that initial advisory lacked key details about how Kemp's office was made aware of potential security vulnerabilities in the state's electronic voter information page, which the secretary of state oversees.

Abrams' foe Kemp announces probe into Georgia Democratic Party for 'possible cyber crimes' days before election.  Republican Brian Kemp, Georgia's secretary of state, is investigating the state's Democratic Party for "possible cyber crimes" related to an alleged attempted hack on state voting infrastructure, his office announced Sunday, throwing a seismic wrench into Kemp's neck-and-neck gubernatorial race against Democrat Stacey Abrams with less than 48 hours to go before Election Day.  "Federal partners" — including the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI — also have been notified about the "failed attempt to hack the state's voter registration system" as of Saturday night, Kemp's office said.

Why Do Democrats Pretend Voter Fraud Doesn't Exist?  Texas State Attorney General Ken Paxton decided to crack down on voter fraud before the midterm elections.  So far, he's prosecuted 33 people for 97 counts of voter fraud this year alone.  Among the discoveries was a voter fraud ring that had received financial support from the former head of the Texas Democratic Party.  Pennsylvania let thousands of noncitizens register to vote, many of whom have since voted, according to reporter John Fund, who has been following this issue for years.  The Heritage Foundation has a database that now includes 1,165 cases of election fraud across 47 states.  More than 1,000 of them resulted in criminal convictions.

Secretary of State's office:  Investigation underway into failed hack by Democratic Party of Georgia.  The Georgia Secretary of State's Office says it is investigating a failed attempt to hack the state's voter registration system by the Democratic Party of Georgia, the office said in a news release.  The state has not said what evidence they have that a hack occurred.  "While we cannot comment on the specifics of an ongoing investigation, I can confirm that the Democratic Party of Georgia is under investigation for possible cyber crimes," said secretary of state office press secretary Candice Broce.  "We can also confirm that no personal data was breached and our system remains secure."

UW Issues Voting ID Card To Non-Citizen.  The University of Wisconsin Madison is making a big GOTV push this year.  In addition to hosting three early voting sites and putting extra resources into providing students with the documentation they need to register and vote — all students.  The two key documents are proof of residence and a photo ID.  The university is making it as easy as possible to get these documents.  All students can print off a "Voter Eligibility Verification Letter" simply by going to their online university account.  The process is automatic and instant.

Aliens and Apportionment.  [Scroll down]  As for those illegally living in "sanctuary" cities or states, if the government can find me — the IRS has never had any trouble doing so — I want ICE to find those living in the shadows.  And to make good policy it would be nice if we knew how many illegal aliens are here.  Recently, the number estimated to be here has risen from 11 million to 22 million, according to a Yale study, with a range of 16.5 to 29.5 million.  The presence of illegal immigrants — at least, those who live out of the shadows — affects the decennial apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives.  This holds true even if they do not vote.  In 2000, there were an estimated 18 million non-citizens resident in the U.S. (this includes those legally present here but not citizens); of these, 70 percent lived in six states, and 50 percent in three (California, Texas, and Florida).  The 18 million then represented, at 650,000, nearly 29 Congressional seats.

Millennials Explain Why They're Not Voting: 'I Hate Mailing Stuff.  It Gives Me Anxiety.'.  When the Intelligencer set out to find out why Millennials aren't voting in the 2018 midterm elections, they probably expected to learn that the Democratic and Republican Parties are equally unappealing, or that not everyone is lucky enough to be able to vote for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  What they probably didn't expect to discover was that Millennials are equal parts lazy and apathetic, and will take any excuse to avoid doing their civic duty.  In an article published Tuesday, apparently the culmination of months of interviews with select Millennials who don't plan on voting in the midterms, 12 "young people" described the hassle of voting, the difficulty of mailing envelopes, the problems inherent in online voter registration, and, of course, the violence inherent in the "system."

Paper Is Big Again, at Least for Elections.  These States Don't Have It.  Just days before a pivotal midterm congressional election, dozens of jurisdictions around the country go to polls without a paper backup for electronic voting systems.  The shortfall comes despite nearly two years of warnings from cybersecurity experts that in the absence of a paper backup system, voters' intentions cannot be verified in case of a cyberattack that alters election databases.  Fourteen states will conduct the midterm elections where voters will register their choices in an electronic form but will not leave behind any paper trail that could be used to audit and verify the outcome.

San Francisco to Allow Illegal Aliens to Vote.  In July, the Department of Elections issued voter registration forms to illegal aliens to vote for members of the San Francisco Board of Education in the 2018 election, reported ABC7 News.  Now that the illegals are registered and ready, they will be voting in November.

Texas: Ex-Democrat Leader Allegedly Funded Voter Fraud.  Voter fraud doesn't exist, insists the political movement that profits from it.  Any attempt to fight voter fraud is voter suppression, shout the radicals who use fraud to suppress other people's votes by literally stealing them.  It's an imaginary problem, they say.

Democratic Party Official, Immigrants Nailed for Organized Voter Fraud in Texas.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday [10/26/2018] officially reported that four suspects were indicted on numerous felony counts of voter fraud.  The suspects were arrested during the ongoing investigation by the Election Fraud Unit of Paxton's office.  However, Democrats are not celebrating such arrests calling the case an example of overzealous police work.  Paxton has been charging a record number of people with committing voter fraud, an effort his critics condemn as a law enforcement campaign to discourage minority voters from casting ballots.  "The truth is that the attorney general's office is only trying to discourage non-citizens from voting," said former prosecuting attorney Charles Simpson.

Former Dem Leader in Texas Implicated in Organized Voter Fraud Ring, AG Says.  A former Democratic Party leader in Texas funded an "organized voter fraud ring" in Fort Worth with money he received from campaigns, state officials claim.  Earlier this month, four women were arrested and indicted on nearly thirty felony counts of voter fraud:  Leticia Sanchez; her daughter, Leticia Sanchez Tepichin; Rosa Solis; and Laura Parra.  The state's notice of intent in Leticia Sanchez's criminal case states that "Sanchez engaged in organized criminal activity in collaboration with her three co-defendants" and Stuart Clegg, the former executive director for the Tarrant County Democratic Party.

SF spends $300,000 to register noncitizen voters — a whopping 49 sign up.  San Francisco's effort to get noncitizen parents to the ballot box is pretty much a bust the first time out, with only 49 signing up to vote in the Nov. 6 election.  Back in July, the city began registering noncitizens — including undocumented immigrants — to vote in school board elections.  The program is the first-of-its-kind in California and followed passage of a 2016 San Francisco ballot measure opening school elections to noncitizens who are over the age of 18, city residents and have children under age 19.  The city spent about $310,000 setting up the new registration system and encouraging people to sign up.

Texas voters casting early ballots claim voting machines are switching their ballot choices.  Voters casting their ballots early in Texas claimed this week that when casting Democratic or Republican straight-ticket ballots, voting machines in at least 80 counties in the Lone Star State flipped their votes to the other party in key midterm races, including the high-profile competition between incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz and his Democratic opponent Beto O'Rourke.  The Texas secretary of state's office on Friday [10/26/2018] said that there have been issues reported with Hart eSlate voting machines, which are used in approximately 30 percent of counties statewide.  The machines feature a wheel for selecting candidates and buttons to move from screen to screen.  But the secretary of state's office said the issues were not caused by the voting machines, but by voters themselves.

Texas: Early Voters Claim Voting Machines Altering Their Ballots.  Well, this has been going on for some time and should not come as a surprise seeing that under testimony, we know that electronic voting can be manipulated and it can be done in such a way as so that no one knows it is even happening.  However, as early voters in Texas are discovering, some altering is taking place right before their eyes just like it did in 2016.  In Texas, the hotly watched contest between incumbent Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke is at the center of the voting.  Texans are claiming that their straight-ticket voting is being flipped to the other party in this key race and others.

Democrat Party Leader Funded Voter Fraud Ring in Texas.  Four Democrats were arrested and charges with running a voter fraud ring targeting senior citizens in Tarrant County near Dallas.  The Democrats were stealing votes from elderly citizens on Fort Worth's north side.

Texas election officials report complaints from voters who say machines flipped votes.  Texas voters:  Take your time when casting ballots.  This advice comes as state election officials receive complaints across the state from early voters casting straight tickets on Hart eSlate machines who believe the machines changed their votes.  Two complaints, reported through a third party, have been made in Tarrant County, said Heider Garcia, elections administrator.  "We have ... tested everything," he said.  "We don't have any indication that there's a technical issue."

Voter fraud exists, even though many in the media claim it doesn't.  President Trump warned on Twitter last week that law enforcement would be looking for "voter fraud" in the midterm elections.  Many journalists quickly responded — as they always do — by dismissing the very existence of voter fraud.  CNN's Jim Acosta tweeted "voter fraud in this country is actually very rare."  Glenn Thrush of The New York Times claimed:  "there is essentially no voter fraud in this country."  He instead asked, "Will the (Justice Department) Civil Rights division prevent/investigate a real threat-voter suppression?"  Journalists have credulously repeated unsupported, patronizing claims that in Georgia and other states, voter registration and absentee ballot laws somehow suppress minority votes.

Washington State's ridiculous 'vote boxes' degrade the franchise for everyone.  When [the Democrats] attack our duly elected officials and the Constitution, they are personally attacking you for your measured and thoughtful choices.  Their most egregious trick may yet occur when the next band of illegals arrives at our southern border.  Will the Democratic Party's tainted ethos arrange for these people to acquire motor voter cards along with food stamps and housing vouchers?  Americans are convinced that the Democrats are behind those male-populated mobs marching northward, just as they were during President Obama's blatant emigrant invitation in 2014, when the emigrant trains traveled through Central America to our borders.  Does anyone know how many were allowed in?  Will the new wave be here in time for the midterms?

Former Democratic Party leader paid women in alleged Tarrant voter fraud ring, AG says.  A Fort Worth woman recently indicted on voter fraud charges paid others involved in the scheme with funds provided by a former Tarrant County Democratic Party leader, court documents filed this week say.  After learning about a state investigation, Leticia Sanchez — one of four women arrested and indicted on voter fraud charges — allegedly directed her daughter to send a text message to others in the scheme, urging them not to cooperate with investigators, state officials say.

L.A. Metro will offer free rides on buses and trains on election day.  In an effort to boost Los Angeles County's historically poor voter turnout, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials agreed Thursday [10/25/2018] to offer free fares on the sprawling bus and rail system on election day.  On Nov. 6, rides on Metro's six rail lines and 2,200 buses will be free from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.  Eliminating the $1.75 fare for a day will cost the agency an estimated $600,000, officials said.

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Almost everyone living in poverty is poor for a reason, or for a series of reasons — typically a lifetime of bad decisions and regrettable actions.  Moreover, poor people are most likely to be completely dependent on Big Government.  They should not be encouraged to vote, nor should they be given a free ride to the polls.

Who's Counting Our Paper Ballots?  Places like Georgia which do not have paper ballots are not democracies.  They are letting themselves be run by hackers, not voters.  Hackers can choose the "elected" officials, undetectably.  However states with paper ballots have a false sense of security.  Like paperless states, they report results from election machines, but they don't test whether machines were hacked, and they rarely tally the paper.  Paper ballots protect us only if we have practical ways to tally them.  Assurances that no one has found a hack ring hollow when people rarely look.  Computer hacking of elections goes back at least 24 years to the election which put Nelson Mandela in office.  That was hand-counted, but the computer summation of thousands of hand tallies was hacked and had to be redone independently.  In the US, hand-counting 100 million ballots will be a nightmare if a widespread hack is noticed and changes winners all over the country.  Hand-counting is slow and costs $1 to $7 per ballot, depending on the design and number of contests on the ballot.

Andrew Gillum's Family Under Investigation; May Have Engaged in Voter Fraud.  Less than a year before gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum publicly denounced President Donald Trump's efforts to investigate the threat of voter fraud, Gillum's brother, Marcus Gillum, voted in the 2016 general election in Tallahassee, Florida while a resident of Chicago, Illinois.  According to Florida law, you must be a legal resident in Florida to vote in elections.  Casting an illegal vote in Florida is a third-degree felony.

Texas Democrats Registering Non-Citizens to Vote:  Lawsuit.  Texas Democrats have been accused of asking non-citizens to register and vote according to complaints filed with state and federal officials, even going so far as to send out applications with the citizenship box pre-marked 'Yes.'  District attorneys and the Justice Department were notified about the applications by the Public Interest Legal Foundation.  The group also forwarded a signed affidavit from one individual who said a number of people, who are non-citizens, received the mailing.  Logan Churchwell, a spokesman for the group dedicated to securing the integrity of elections, told the Washington Times, "This is how the Texas Democratic Party is inviting foreign influence in an election in a federal election cycle."

Texas Democrats [are] asking non-citizens to vote.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation has alerted the Justice Department to a gambit by Texas Democrats to get non-citizens to vote.  The state party sent out a voter registration form asking non-citizens to sign up, with the citizenship box already checked "yes." [...] This is an open invitation for voter fraud on a large scale, and the way the Democrats went about it defies belief: [...] How many other state Democratic Parties send out similar requests to non-citizens and haven't been caught?  Are we to believe that one party in one state came up with this idea all on its own?

Texas Dems ask noncitizens to register to vote, send applications with citizenship box pre-checked.  The Texas Democratic Party asked non-citizens to register to vote, sending out applications to immigrants with the box citizenship already checked "Yes," according to new complaints filed Thursday asking prosecutors to see what laws may have been broken.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation alerted district attorneys and the federal Justice Department to the pre-checked applications, and also included a signed affidavit from a man who said some of his relatives, who aren't citizens, received the mailing.  "This is how the Texas Democratic Party is inviting foreign influence in an election in a federal election cycle," said Logan Churchwell, spokesman for the PILF, a group that's made its mark policing states' voter registration practices.

Paid Democratic Voter Fraud Ring Uncovered In Texas.  Despite being constantly assured by Democrats and most of the mainstream media (but I repeat myself) that voter fraud doesn't really happen, these nagging stories seem to keep popping up.  This one, picked up by CBS News in Dallas, is a doozy.  Four women have been charged with felonies in Fort Worth after the discovery that they were intercepting ballots, primarily intended for elderly voters, and filling them out themselves before trying to trick the intended voters into signing them.  And it's not just a few ballots either.

Four women in 'voter fraud ring' arrested.  Members of an organized voter fraud ring have been arrested and indicted on charges they targeted and, in one case stole, the votes of elderly voters on the city's north side.  Four people were arrested — Leticia Sanchez, Leticia Sanchez Tepichin, Maria Solis and Laura Parra — after being indicted on 30 felony counts of voter fraud, according to a statement from the Texas Attorney General's Office.  These people allegedly were paid to target older voters on the north side "in a scheme to generate a large number of mail ballots and then harvest those ballots for specific candidates in 2016," the statement read.

Colorado seen as model for election security.  With less than three weeks until the midterm elections, many Americans are still concerned about the integrity of the country's voting systems.  According the Department of Homeland Security, the only system successfully breached by Russian government actors in 2016 was Illinois' voter registration system.  "Although no votes were changed," Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen said, "we saw without question that Russian government cyber actors were actively seeking vulnerabilities and access to our election infrastructure.  We assume ... that Russia's campaign probably targeted all 50 states."

U.S. Has 3.5 Million More Registered Voters Than Live Adults — A Red Flag For Electoral Fraud.  American democracy has a problem — a voting problem.  According to a new study of U.S. Census data, America has more registered voters than actual live voters.  It's a troubling fact that puts our nation's future in peril.  The data come from Judicial Watch's Election Integrity Project.  The group looked at data from 2011 to 2015 produced by the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, along with data from the federal Election Assistance Commission.  As reported by the National Review's Deroy Murdock, who did some numbers-crunching of his own, "some 3.5 million more people are registered to vote in the U.S. than are alive among America's adult citizens.  Such staggering inaccuracy is an engraved invitation to voter fraud."

Democratic Governor Candidate:  Illegals Part Of November 'Blue Wave'.  Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said this week that illegal aliens will be part of the Democratic Party's "blue wave" in the upcoming midterm elections.  Abrams made the remark while campaigning with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Tuesday at the Clayton County campaign office, the Free Beacon reported.  "The thing of it is, the blue wave is African American.  It is white.  It is Latino.  It is Asian-Pacific Islander," Abrams said.  "It is made up of those who've been told that they are not worthy of being here.  It is comprised of those who are documented and undocumented."

Voter Fraud Is Real. Here's The Proof.  In Colorado, multiple instances were found of dead people attempting to vote.  Stunningly, "a woman named Sara Sosa who died in 2009 cast ballots in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013."  In Virginia, it was found that nearly 20 voter applications were turned in under the names of dead people.  In Texas, authorities are investigating criminals who are using the technique of "vote harvesting" to illegally procure votes for their candidates.  "Harvesting" is the practice of illegally obtaining the signatures of valid voters in order to vote in their name without their consent for the candidate(s) the criminal supports.  These are just some instances of voter fraud we know about.  It would be silly to assume cases that have been discovered are the only cases of fraud.

Four Women Indicted in North Texas Voter Fraud Ring.  Four women who are accused of targeting elderly voters in 2016 were indicted on 30 felony counts of voter fraud and arrested following an investigation by the office of the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.  The defendants were members of an organized voter fraud ring and were paid to target elderly voters in certain northern Fort Worth precincts in a scheme to generate large numbers of mail ballots, then harvest those ballots for specific candidates, the office's news release said.  The Attorney General's Office did not reveal what candidates paid for the effort.

Four Members of an Organized Voter Fraud Ring Stole Dem Party Ballots.  Four women are accused of stealing ballots for the Democrat Party in 2016.  They targeted elderly voters' ballots and were indicted on 30 felony counts of voter fraud.  Police arrested them following an investigation by the office of the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the Star Telegram reports.  They were part of an organized voter fraud ring and were paid by someone(s) to target elderly voters in northern Fort Worth.  The purpose was to generate and harvest the ballots for specific Democrat candidates.

Georgia's Democratic Candidate For Governor Implies Illegal Immigrants Will Vote For Democrats.  Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said the alleged "blue wave" Democrats are expecting in the 2018 midterm elections is filled with "documented and undocumented" voters.  "The thing of it is, the blue wave is African American.  It is white.  It is Latino.  It is Asian-Pacific Islander," Abrams said at a Clayton County campaign office Tuesday in a video obtained by The Washington Free Beacon.  "It is made up of those who've been told that they are not worthy of being here.  It is comprised of those who are documented and undocumented."

Layered on top of previous mistakes, California's DMV finds an additional 1,500 people wrongly registered to vote under new system.  Randall Marquis has lived in California for 31 years, but he knew it was a mistake when he received a notice last month that said he was newly registered to vote.  He may have a state driver's license, but he's a citizen of Canada. [...] The Newport Beach resident, who has a green card and is married to a U.S. citizen, was one of some 1,500 people who the California Department of Motor Vehicles said on Monday [10/8/2018] were wrongly registered to vote between late April and late September.  These errors, which included other non-citizens, are in addition to the roughly 23,000 registration mistakes disclosed by the DMV last month.

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Was that really a mistake, or is it just an inevitable and completely predictable byproduct of registering everybody to vote?

In Georgia, a legal battle over electronic vs. paper voting.  Logan Lamb, a cybersecurity sleuth, thought he was conducting an innocuous Google search to pull up information on Georgia's centralized system for conducting elections.  He was taken aback when the query turned up a file with a list of voters and then alarmed when a subsequent simple data pull retrieved the birth dates, drivers' license numbers and partial Social Security numbers of more than 6 million voters, as well as county election supervisors' passwords for use on Election Day.  He also discovered the server had a software flaw that an attacker could exploit to take control of the machine.

Wisconsin Officials Prepare for Potential Election Hackers.  A private vendor inadvertently introduces malware into voting machines he is servicing.  A hacker hijacks the cellular modem used to transmit unofficial Election Day results.

Treat Brett Kavanaugh as good as illegal alien criminals.  Why is Kavanaugh, against whom there is no evidence, treated like the world's worst person, while the powers that be in these hopelessly corrupt blue districts bend over backward trying to shield Third World fiends from being brought to justice for their savage crimes against females?  Is it because they're future, if not present, Democrat voters?  The vast majority of them are on one form of welfare or another, they're not married to the women they impregnate (so they won't be on the hook for child support), they live totally on the arm — no insurance, no driver's licenses, no responsibility for anything whatsoever.  In other words, undocumented Democrats.  American taxpayers pick up the tab for these layabout career criminals' lawyers when they get arrested over and over, as well as their translators, and the court psychologists to say that they can't be held accountable for their crimes since they come from such primitive backgrounds.

Texas Voter Rolls Grow to 15.6M Ahead of Midterm Election.  Texas has set a new voter registration record of 15.6 million people ahead of the highly anticipated Senate race between Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke.

W. Virginia's Decision to Allow Smartphone Voting for Midterms Raises Serious Security Concerns.  For the first time in our nation's history, voters in 24 counties in W. Virginia will be able to vote using their mobile phones.  While some are hailing the decision because it will make voting easier for members of the military deployed overseas, experts are warning of possible security breaches.

House votes to admonish communities that allow noncitizens to vote in local elections.  The House voted Wednesday [9/26/2018] to go on record admonishing communities, such as San Francisco, that now allow immigrants who live in the U.S. illegally to cast ballots in local elections, calling it another way some localities are undermining federal immigration policies.  The 279-72 vote saw 49 Democrats join with nearly every Republican to protest the growing movement to expand the vote.  Sixty-nine Democrats declined to take a stand, voting "present."  The non-binding resolution does not force any changes, but did put lawmakers on record.

Nation's Largest Jail System To Host Voter Registration Event For 'Justice-Involved' Inmates.  Los Angeles County officials have organized a special event on Tuesday, National Voter Registration Day, targeting eligible inmates inside a downtown jail.  It's part of a government-ordered effort "to register as many justice-involved County residents as possible in advance of the November 2018 election."  County agencies leading a "voter engagement task force" have been working with the ACLU, anti-incarceration groups, and the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, which operates seven custody centers that make up the nation's largest jail system.  The campaign, called "L.A. Free the Vote," was created "to strategize and guide voter registration efforts for justice-involved residents."

Illinois Democrat Party Leader Tells Voters:  "Vote Early, Vote Often.  Whatever You Can Get Away With".  The St. Clair County Democrats held a rally recently [9/15/2018] in Caseyville to promote Democrat politicians.  The St. Clair Democrat leader told the rally to "vote early and often.  Whatever you can get away with."  [Video clip]

Mexican National Faces Deportation After Pleading Guilty to Voter Fraud in Texas.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that a Mexican national pleaded guilty Thursday [9/13/2018] to voter fraud in three elections, including one for president in 2016 and will eventually be deported.  Laura Janeth Garza, 38, a Mexican citizen, pleaded guilty to voter fraud charges of voter impersonation and ineligible voting, both second-degree felonies.  Garza was sentenced in Montgomery County Court to 10 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.  She will be deported after serving her jail time, according to the Attorney General's office.

California DMV Gives Illegal Voters a Surge.  Last week California's Department of Motor Vehicles sent 23,000 "erroneous" voter registrations to the office of Secretary of State Alex Padilla, who maintains the list of registered voters.  The DMV blamed it technical errors and said none of the erroneous registrations involved undocumented immigrants.  Padilla was "extremely disappointed and deeply frustrated" and the DMV assured him it wouldn't happen again.  Legitimate voters have good reason to believe Padilla was not disappointed but delighted.  The odds are strong that illegals make up most if not all of the newly registered voters.  The registrations of illegals will be happening again, in greater numbers, as the November election approaches.  The day after the 23,000 registrations made news, it emerged that from late April to early August, the DMV registered 182,000 "new voters," with the largest number, 112,000, choosing "no party."  Neither the DMV nor Padilla would explain the numbers but the trend is evident and all by design.

Mo Brooks:  Likely 15M Illegal Aliens in U.S., Giving Blue States 20 Additional Congressional Seats.  Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) says the counting of illegal aliens when dividing up congressional seats and electoral college votes is a violation of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.  Brooks, along with the state of Alabama, are suing the federal government for their counting of illegal aliens, rather than citizens, in congressional apportionment and the dividing up of electoral college votes.

San Fran Green Lights Illegals To Vote.  Our country has twisted itself in knots over the possibility of foreigners (ie:  Russia) having unduly influenced our elections (even though recounts and investigations have confirmed that the outcome was NOT changed by foreign interference).  You'd think that would be reminder enough as to just how precious the individual value of a lawful voter is, and how it must be safeguarded against anything that would erode the value of that one vote.

Houston, We Have a Problem.  Texas has a dramatic history when it comes to voting.  "Landslide Lyndon" Johnson, who went on to become America's 36th president, benefited from blatant fraud to win his first Senate race in 1948.  Following a runoff against a popular former governor, Johnson's backers used recounts, corrections, and phony vote-shifting to hand him an 87-vote primary victory.  Today, it isn't so easy to simply fabricate thousands of votes.  However, inaccurate voter registration rolls, brimming with the names of noncitizens, as well as those who have moved away or died, open the way to error and fraud.  That threatens the integrity of the vote in Texas and elsewhere.  A review of the presidential votes cast in Texas in 2008, 2012, and 2016 by the data analysis firm Votistics found a disturbing number of duplicate registrations and multiple votes.  This means that inaccurate voter rolls are not harmless, forgivable mistakes.

Felons register as Democrat over Republican by 6 to 1.  A new study published a leading political science journal confirms yet again what any observer of American politics knows instinctively:  Felons who are allowed to vote overwhelmingly favor Democrats — 6 to 1 in the states studies.

Spanish-language sample ballots now required in 32 more Florida counties.  A federal judge has ordered 32 counties statewide to provide sample ballots in Spanish to accommodate thousands of Puerto Ricans who moved to Florida after Hurricane Maria.  Federal Judge Mark Walker issued an order Friday [9/7/2018], calling English-language ballots a detriment to voters who only speak Spanish.

Democrat Election Scam Just Chose Wyoming's Next Republican Governor.  Democrats pretending to be Republican for primary day just chose the next Republican candidate for governor in America's reddest state.  Wyoming gave President Trump his biggest victory in the entire presidential election, with sixty-seven percent of the vote.  Because the state is so red, the Democrats' choice will definitely win the general election and become the next governor of Wyoming. [...] Democrats in the 21st century don't believe in having two-party elections.  In California, they try to shut out Republican voters by having a system where the two highest polling candidates win, even if both are Democrat.

More than 23,000 Californians were registered to vote incorrectly by state DMV.  Tens of thousands of Californians have been registered to vote incorrectly by the state Department of Motor Vehicles, including some who were assigned the wrong political party preference, officials said Wednesday [9/5/2018].  Officials insist the errors were limited to 23,000 of the 1.4 million voter registration files sent to elections offices between late April, when California's new automated "motor voter" system went into effect, and early August.

Illegal immigrants who exploited Motor Voter to register in North Carolina still on rolls.  Elvis David Fullerton has voted in 16 elections in North Carolina dating back nearly two decades.  The only problem, authorities say, is he's not a citizen and never should have been on the voter rolls, much less allowed to step into a polling booth to cast a ballot.  Mr. Fullerton, who is still a citizen of Grenada, is one of 19 North Carolinians the federal government indicted last month on charges of illegal voting.  Yet even now, his name remains on the state's rolls in Wake County, and local officials say there's not much they can do about it.

23,000 California DMV voter-registration fails and we're not supposed to worry about illegals voting.  In an issue the press suggests we shouldn't be too concerned about, the California Department of Motor Vehicles says it's screwed up 23,000 voter registrations based on its stewardship of the state's automatic voting registration system, known as its motor-voter law. [...] Hey, we know what your first question was, and both the DMV and the press assure that none of them was an illegal.  They aren't too sure what happened, which is why they are telling everyone to check his own registration, but they are...sure there were no illegals.  This, despite the origins of the problem they described: that DMV officials left old screens up, and the information from the previous clients was sent to the state on behalf of the clients who followed.  Why that couldn't possibly include illegals was not a topic of inquiry for either the Los Angeles Times or the Sacramento Bee, which covered this issue.

Investigation: Potentially 39M Cases of Identity Theft by Illegal Aliens in Last Four Years.  There have been potentially 39 million cases in the last four years in which Americans have had their identities and Social Security Numbers stolen by illegal aliens, a new investigation reveals. [...] If each fraudulent Social Security Number user submitted only one W-2 form a year under a fake identity, this still amounts to nearly ten million individuals using stolen identities of American citizens.

North Carolina hit with subpoena for millions of voter records by federal officials investigating fraud.  Federal immigration officials have subpoenaed more than 20 million documents related to voter records in North Carolina as part of an investigation into alleged fraud.  The official request is "the most exhaustive on record" for election officials, North Carolina State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement (NCSBE) attorney Josh Lawson said to the assistant U.S. attorney named on the subpoena in an email, which was provided to Fox News.  The request comes just weeks after Justice Department officials charged 19 foreign nationals with illegal voting in North Carolina in the 2016 election.

Confusion In Super Close Alaska Primary After 17 Voter Registrations Trace Back To A Single Mobile Home.  A potential investigation hangs over an Alaska State House Republican primary after the race came down to a few votes, but irregularities like 17 voter registrations that trace back to a single mobile home address caught the attention of the Alaska Division of Elections.  Incumbent Gabrielle LeDoux leads challenger Aaron Weaver by 113 votes after Tuesday's election, but at least 26 absentee ballots for LeDoux are classified as "suspect" by the state Division of Elections, reported KTVA.

Can hackers tamper with your vote?  Researchers show it's possible in nearly 30 states.  Top computer researchers gave a startling presentation recently about how to intercept and switch votes on emailed ballots, but officials in the 30 or so states said the ease with which votes could be changed wouldn't alter their plans to continue offering electronic voting in some fashion.  Two states — Washington and Alaska — have ended their statewide online voting systems.

Yes, Aliens, Including Illegal Aliens, Vote In Our Elections.  Back in February of 2017 Time Magazine's Wendy Weiser And Douglas Keith published "The Actually True and Provable Facts About Non-Citizen Voting," claiming that "Like voter fraud generally, non-citizen voting is incredibly rare.  Simply put, we already know that ineligible non-citizens do not vote in American elections — including the 2016 election — except at negligible rates."  They based their analysis on state prosecutions of vote fraud, but what they failed to account for was the fact that few states, even those run by Republicans, conduct the kind of investigations necessary to uncover vote Illegal votingfraud, and even fewer elected officials want to risk the charges of racism and vote suppression typically hurled at any official conducting such an investigation.

We Need Paper Ballots to Avoid Voter Fraud and Internet Tampering.  Popular representation is one of the central founding principles of the United States, protecting its validity should be a core role of the government.  Foreign hackers attempted to infiltrate the election systems of 39 states during the previous election.  There is every reason to believe that elections in 2018 and 2020 will be at greater risk.  The threat could come from North Korea, Iran, or any of a number of foreign or domestic adversaries.  HR 3751 would address the threat in a manner that's fiscally responsible, prudent with respect to state and local policy-making prerogatives, and effective in hardening defenses.

Sen. Bill Nelson Urges Placement of Early Voting Sites on College Campuses As Midterms Near.  U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) took to the Senate floor to urge the placement of early voting sites on college campuses before the upcoming midterm elections.  Sen. Nelson's speech comes on the heels of a recent report that indicates that it's unlikely the University of North Florida will host an early voting site available to students in time for the upcoming midterm elections, despite a ruling issued by a federal judge in Florida last month that permits early voting sites on college campuses.

Feds charge 19 non-citizens with illegally voting in 2016.  The Justice Department announced charges Friday [8/24/2018] against 19 noncitizens who they say illegally voted in the 2016 election — putting a major spotlight on one of President Trump's pet issues.  Among those accused of voting are illegal immigrants and legal residents alike — though none of them were citizens and therefore weren't allowed to register to vote or cast ballots.  While far from the millions of votes Mr. Trump has said were illegally cast in 2016, the 19 indictments by a grand jury in North Carolina do highlight a problem that Democrats say doesn't exist in any significant measure.  Those charged include four Mexicans, two from Haiti, two from the Dominican Republic and one each from Italy, Grenada, Korea, Guyana, Germany, Poland, Japan, El Salvador, Panama, Nigeria and the Philippines.

NBC News Spins Fantasy Yarn To Try To Save Bill Nelson From Himself.  Florida Senator Bill Nelson is in a tough fight for reelection against incumbent governor Rick Scott.  A few days ago, for reasons that aren't all that clear, Nelson claimed that the Godless Russkies had penetrated the Florida election system and were plundering about unimpeded.  The implication was clearly that they were going to steal the election in favor of the well known Russian stooge opposing him.

Bill Nelson Admits He Made Up Russian Hacking Claim.  Governor Rick Scott has a small lead over Bill Nelson in the Florida Senate race that is a concern to Nelson.  Probably to give himself an edge or an excuse for falling behind, Nelson said the Russians penetrated "some voter registrations" in Florida.  Nelson went public with the claim in early August, claiming the ubiquitous Russians have "penetrated" some "voter registration systems" in Florida ahead of the 2018 midterms.  "They have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about," Nelson told the Tampa Bay Times before a campaign event in Tampa.  He said something similar a day earlier in Tallahassee but declined to elaborate.

Michigan:  Muslims were giving voters rides to the polls to elect sharia candidates.  Despite a few setbacks, they are aggressively picking up seats in elected office all across the U.S. The end goal for all Muslims is sharia.  They aren't joking.

11-Year-Old Hacks into Mock Florida Election Results Website in Under 10 Minutes.  An 11-year-old boy hacked into a mock-up of a Florida state election website to change the voting results in under ten minutes at the world's largest yearly hacking convention on Friday [8/10/2018].  Organizers of the event, DEFCON 26, said in a statement that 11-year-old Emmett Brewer was one out of 50 children participating in the challenge to achieve the feat in such a short amount of time.

670 Ballots Cast in Georgia Precinct With 276 Voters.  Democrats always say there's no need for voter IDs and then something like this happens.  How does a precinct with less than three hundred people suddenly cast almost seven hundred votes?

Conservative Confusion About Who and What We're Fighting.  At this moment, Ohio Democrats and their Beltway masters are diligently working to steal the state's 12th Congressional District from Republican Troy Balderson.  Balderson's Democratic opponent, Danny O'Connor, refused to concede after narrowly losing the special election and a few hours later — the county where he works — miraculously "discovered" 588 uncounted votes in a "routine audit."  When they were counted, Balderson's lead shrank by 190.  Similar skullduggery will accompany the count of provisional and absentee ballots, which will inevitably lead to an automatic recount, which will ultimately lead to an O'Connor "victory."  What has this to do with conservative confusion?  It's a timely reminder that the Democratic Party is little more than a criminal conspiracy and that any conservative who sits at home during the midterms, griping about "GOPes," will be complicit in the destruction of the republic.

Election Day is over, the Democrat is a close second, and...  LOOK!  We found some more ballots!
Hotly contested Ohio race gets closer after hundreds of uncounted votes are found.  The nail-biter playing out in Ohio's 12th Congressional District got even closer Wednesday after 588 uncounted votes were found in a suburb of Columbus, according to county officials.  The ballots were tallied and Democrat Danny O'Connor gained 190 votes on Republican Troy Balderson.  The GOP candidate, who was endorsed by President Trump, currently leads by 1,564 votes.  The Franklin County Board of Elections said in a news release that the newly discovered ballots had not been "processed into the tabulation system," and the issue was corrected.

Scores of Registered Voters Over 116 Years Old Found In Ohio's 12th District, Report Claims.  A new report alleges that there are scores of registered voters who are over 116 years old in Ohio's 12th Congressional District, where Republican Troy Balderson is currently hanging onto a narrow lead over Democrat Danny O'Connor in Tuesday's [8/7/2018] special election.  Eric Eggers, the research director at the Government Accountability Institute (GAI), reports that GAI accessed voter rolls in Ohio's 12th Congressional District last August and found "170 registered voters listed as being over 116 years old [that] still existed on the [voter] rolls."

Eric Eggers: 'Democrat Political Machine Built' on 'Reliance of Illegal Votes'.  There were 1,800 ballots cast by noncitizens in the state of Virginia over the course of just a few years.  And of course, the Democrats' reaction to this, led by Terry McAuliffe, is actually not to say, 'Hey that's a problem, we should go try to figure out what's going on and fix it.'  They just quietly remove the noncitizens from the voter rolls and try to act like nothing happened.

Bill Nelson:  The Russians have Penetrated some Florida voter registration systems.  Russian operatives have "penetrated" some of Florida's voter registration systems ahead of the 2018 midterms, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said Wednesday [8/8/2018], adding new urgency to concerns about hacking.  The state, however, said it has received "zero information" supporting his claim.  "They have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about," Nelson told the Tampa Bay Times before a campaign event in Tampa.  He said something similar a day earlier in Tallahassee but declined to elaborate.  "That's classified," the Democrat said Tuesday.

The Editor says...
Don't sound the alarm about an emerging scandal and then say you can't talk about it because it's classified.

Update:
South Florida election heads say no evidence Russians have breached voter systems, despite Nelson's statement.  South Florida election chiefs said Thursday they have no reason to believe their voter registration rolls have been compromised by hackers, despite comments from Sen. Bill Nelson that Russians have gained access to some Florida counties' systems.  Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes said she has not received any special alerts from Nelson or the federal government.  "We have had absolutely no information regarding that," she said Thursday.  "We have not seen anything with our system that something strange is going on."

Rick Scott demands Bill Nelson provide proof of Russian election meddling.  Amid growing concerns over the security of Florida voter registration systems, Gov. Rick Scott demanded Friday that Sen. Bill Nelson prove a vague claim that Russians have penetrated state safeguards.  "Either Bill Nelson knows of crucial information the federal government is withholding from Florida elections officials or he is simply making things up," Scott said in prepared remarks at a campaign event in Tampa.  "Did Nelson illegally release some classified information?  Or did he make this charge of Russian penetration up?"

Sen. Bill Nelson Admits He Has No Evidence Of 2018 Election Hacking.  Last week, Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson claimed that the Florida voting system had been compromised by Russians leading up to the 2018 elections.  But on Tuesday, the Florida senator distanced himself from his earlier claim, blaming the political climate for his inconsistent statements.  Last month, Nelson and Republican Sen. Marco Rubio co-authored a letter they sent to 67 county election supervisors within the state, urging them to be vigilant and warning them of potential threats in November.  This letter did not state that voting systems had been "penetrated" by the Russians, as Nelson claimed last week.

NBC News:  Sen. Nelson Leaked Some Genuine, But Classified, Information.  Wednesday [8/15/2018] I wrote about Sen. Bill Nelson's recent comment that the Russians "have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about."  Nelson's rival in the Florida Senate race, Governor Rick Scott said at the time, "Did Nelson illegally release some classified information?  Or did he make this charge of Russian penetration up?"  Today [8/17/2018], NBC News reports the answer is the former, i.e.  Nelson leaked some classified information.

Nancy Pelosi:  Voting for Democrats Gives "Leverage" to Illegal Immigrants.  Minority leader Nancy Pelosi told supporters in El Paso, Texas, a border city on the US-Mexico divide, that Democrats give "leverage" to illegals.  What an amazing admission!  And, of course, she conflates legal immigration with illegal immigration.

Peter Fonda Encourages Voter Fraud So Democrats Can Win.  Actor Peter Fonda, who last made headlines when he said he wanted to "rip Barron Trump from his mother" and put him in a "cage with pedophiles," is back in the headlines again.  This time, Fonda suggests Democrats commit voter fraud so they can win elections.  Oh, and mail fraud, or theft, or some sort of other serious crime.  Responding to a follower on Twitter who expressed concern that "only 21 percent" of millennials voted in the last election, Fonda wrote:  "Then we have to take them by the hand and lead them to the water and teach them to drink!  If you have a millennial in your family, take their early ballots, fill them out and mail them in, or take the ballot to the voting place and give it to the officials... no more worrying!"  Don't look for the tweet — it's been deleted.

670 Ballots Cast in Georgia Precinct With 276 Voters.  Democrats always say there's no need for voter IDs and then something like this happens.  How does a precinct with less than three hundred people suddenly cast almost seven hundred votes?

670 ballots in a precinct with 276 voters, and other tales from Georgia's primary.  Habersham County's Mud Creek precinct in northeastern Georgia had 276 registered voters ahead of the state's primary elections in May.  But 670 ballots were cast, according to the Georgia secretary of state's office, indicating a 243 percent turnout.  The discrepancy, included in a number of sworn statements and exhibits filed as part of a federal lawsuit against the state by election security activists, comes amid swelling public concern for the security of Georgia's voting systems.  Georgia is one of four states that uses voting machines statewide that produce no paper record for voters to verify, making them difficult to audit, experts say.
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Noncitizens across U.S. find it easy to register to vote, cast ballots.  A Russian national or any other noncitizen can easily influence a U.S. election by simply registering to vote in California — just ask Elizaveta Shuvalova.  Ms. Shuvalova said she didn't even know her name was added to the San Francisco voter rolls in 2012, when she was a 21-year-old Russian citizen living legally in the U.S. but ineligible to vote.  "I've never registered for anything in my entire life," said Ms. Shuvalova, who became a U.S. citizen early last year.  "This is news to me."

Majority of Democrats:  Illegal Aliens Should be Given the Right to Vote.  A majority of Democrat voters now say that the 12 million illegal aliens currently residing in the United States should be given the right to vote.  In a new poll by Rasmussen Reports, a majority of 54 percent of Democrats said illegal aliens in the U.S. should be given the right to vote so long as they pay taxes.  Illegal aliens paying taxes ensures the identity theft of Americans.

Democrats Embracing Crazy Could Be A Gift To The GOP.  Yes, 55 percent of Democrats actually believe the idea that Russia changed votes to favor Trump, either "definitely" or "probably" happened. [...] For this to be true it would not only require Trump and Putin to have conspired together, but for everyone investigating that alleged collusion to have been in on it as well since everyone investigating it, from Congress to the Justice Department, has said no votes were changed.  How could so many people believe something so obviously false?  It'd be easy to just say they're stupid; "dumb liberals" and all that.  But it's something worse.  It's the media and the Democratic Party consciously giving people that impression on purpose in an attempt to make their voters think Trump is an illegitimate president.  When people who know better, people in positions of trust and authority, say things like, "The Russians 'hacked' the election," there is no doubt of their motive.  These are people whose professional currency is words, this many of them this often saying something deliberately misleading isn't by accident.

Dozens of locked up sex offenders among those granted conditional pardons by Gov. Cuomo so they can vote.  Dozens of convicted sexual predators deemed too dangerous to be returned to the community after their release from prison are among the thousands who received conditional pardons from Gov. Cuomo, giving them the right to vote, the Daily News has learned.  At least 77 sexual predators sent to civil confinement in state psychiatric hospitals after their prison time was up are affected by the widespread pardons, various records show.

Democrats Support Illegal Aliens Voting.  Goodbye League of Women Voters, Hello League of MS-13 Voters. [...] Within the last decade, the Dem position became that Illegal aliens are an oppressed minority who should have the same, if not superior rights, to those of Americans.  If so, what possible reason is there not to let them vote?  Local municipalities are doing it already.

Liberal enclaves embrace noncitizen voting: 'I think this is another good step forward'.  Forget the Russian government — foreign nationals are increasingly gaining the ability to influence American elections more directly.  They're being granted the right to vote.  From Boston, where the city council is debating the move, to San Francisco, where noncitizens gained the right earlier this month in school-board elections, jurisdictions are looking to expand the boundaries of the electorate beyond its citizens.

Voters [are] Opposed to Illegal Immigrants Voting in Local Elections.  San Francisco is allowing non-citizen parents and guardians of children, including illegal immigrants, to vote in the upcoming school board elections.  That doesn't fly for most voters nationwide, but Democrats are receptive to it.  A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 31% of Likely U.S. Voters favor letting illegal immigrants vote for local officials in the area where they live.  Sixty-two percent (62%) are opposed.

21 Attorneys General Write Letter To Congress Asking For Better Election Security.  21 attorneys general recently signed a letter, urging Congress to strengthen election security standards ahead of the November midterms.  The letter was sent Monday to GOP leaders Senator Roy Blunt and Representative Michael McCaul, saying state and local elections — as well as national ones — are being threatened.  The bipartisan group asked for Congress to pass legislation to address cybersecurity as well as funding to improve election systems.

Study supports Trump: 5.7 million noncitizens may have cast illegal votes.  A research group in New Jersey has taken a fresh look at postelection polling data and concluded that the number of noncitizens voting illegally in U.S. elections is likely far greater than previous estimates.  As many as 5.7 million noncitizens may have voted in the 2008 election, which put Barack Obama in the White House.  The research organization Just Facts, a widely cited, independent think tank led by self-described conservatives and libertarians, revealed its number-crunching in a report on national immigration.

Nets Turn a Blind Eye to San Francisco Allowing Illegals to Vote.  Which would you say was more important, The Brady Bunch house going up for sale in Los Angeles or San Francisco giving illegal aliens the right to vote?  Well, for ABC's World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News, it was the former.  On Thursday [7/19/2018], San Francisco began a campaign to register illegal immigrants so they could vote in school board elections.  Instead of reporting on that controversial liberal policy, ABC and NBC chose to focus on frivolous topics like the Brady Bunch house.  ABC also fawned over Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen playing together at Madison Square Garden, while NBC touted Baltimore banning sugary drinks from kid's menus and parents fighting at Little League games.

Illegal Aliens Register to Vote in San Francisco.  The Democrat party cares not for taxpaying American citizens.  They cater to illegal aliens.  They are turning the illegals into one huge voting block in order to permanently entrench the Dem party as we are seeing with this move to allow non-citizens to vote and other 'motor voter' laws.

Largest Voting Machine Vendor in US Admits Its Systems Had Remote-Access Software Installed.  A bombshell revelation on the security of voting in the United States has just surfaced in the form of a letter from the country's largest voting machine manufacturer.  The company, Election Systems and Software (ES&S) admitted that despite denying previous allegations of its voting systems coming installed with remote-access software, their systems did, indeed, allow for remote connections.  In a letter to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), written in April, but only released this week, the company acknowledged that it had installed software that made the systems remotely accessible from anywhere.

Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States.  The nation's top voting machine maker has admitted in a letter to a federal lawmaker that the company installed remote-access software on election-management systems it sold over a period of six years, raising questions about the security of those systems and the integrity of elections that were conducted with them.  In a letter sent to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) in April and obtained recently by Motherboard, Election Systems and Software acknowledged that it had "provided pcAnywhere remote connection software ... to a small number of customers between 2000 and 2006," which was installed on the election-management system ES&S sold them.

San Francisco Doles Out Voter Registration Forms to Non-Citizens.  The Department of Elections in San Francisco has begun circulating voter registration forms for non-citizens to participate in a Board of Education vote in the 2018 election.  The city becomes the first in the Golden State to allow non-citizens a say in local elections.  The measure passed in 2016 by a vote of 54 to 46 percent, after failing two previous times.  "I think it's critical that all of our families have a voice in the governance of our schools," said School Board member Haney, who co-authored the resolution.

Still waiting for the outrage on Mexico's (and everyone else's) election meddling.  Mexico has done amazing amounts of meddling in our elections, particularly the last one.  It was the only nation that openly advertised to its nationals to come over to its diplomatic consulates (not places U.S. nationals are allowed to go to) and register to vote in U.S. elections, something that in California undoubtedly led to a lot of Mexican nationals voting and the resulting cancelation of Americans' votes, meaning the disenfranchisement of American voters.  That's a foreign policy objective for them.  California, understand, does not check if voters are illegal and on its voter signature form and has slyly changed its "I certify I am a U.S. citizen" to "I certify I am a U.S. resident" to avoid prosecuting illegals for voting.  Mexico knows this well.  With Mexico registering the voters of what is not its own country, but a foreign country, you can bet a lot of illegal voting has come courtesy of the Mexican government.

Immigrants find noncitizen voter registration easy.  Abdel showed up at his local Pennsylvania motor vehicle office to take his driver's license test — and walked out having registered to vote, even though he is not a citizen.  He said his command of English isn't good and the computer system was unclear, but he somehow managed to sign up even though he knew he shouldn't.  Then there was Angelo, who figured he could vote because he joined the U.S. military, even though he wasn't a citizen.  He, too, signed up at the Pennsylvania motor vehicle bureau and registered as a Democrat.  He then voted nearly every year from 2001 through 2014.  He finally wrote to Allegheny County asking to be stricken from the rolls, saying he had been ineligible all along.

Voter fraud investigation deepens in Dallas County, targeting Grand Prairie candidate.  A voter fraud investigation in Dallas County continues to deepen with prosecutors asking a judge late last week to impound a "suspicious box" of mail-in ballot applications they believe may be tied to a political candidate in the May election.  Investigators appear to be homing in on the candidate, who they did not name in new court documents but described as a suspect who lives in Grand Prairie.  Authorities are also looking into two other suspects who are connected to the candidate and who prosecutors say assisted voters in mailing ballots in envelopes signed with suspected forged signatures.  Those votes were rejected from being counted.

Noncitizen Arrested for Alleged Illegal 'Voter Assistance' Scheme in Texas Border City.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Tuesday [6/26/2018] that authorities arrested a noncitizen for her alleged role in a voter assistance scheme during a 2016 border city runoff election.  Marcela Gutierrez, a non-United States citizen, was taken into custody following an investigation conducted by the AG's office.  On June 3, she was indicted by a Hidalgo County grand jury and charged with illegal voting for marking a ballot without a voter's consent in a June 2016 Hidalgo city runoff election.  Gutierrez purportedly misled a voter to believe she was demonstrating how to use a voting machine when, actually, the accused cast votes on a ballot for a slate of candidates she was paid to support.

Texas Democrat Runoff Election Results Invalidated for 'Voter Fraud'.  A Texas judge threw out the results of a recent Democrat runoff race for a justice of the peace seat in Kleberg County, ruling seven votes cast were invalid.  He ordered a new election must be held.  Breitbart Texas reported that Democrat challenger Ofelia "Ofie" Gutierrez contested the results of the May 22 primary runoff race against Democrat incumbent Esequiel "Cheque" De La Paz for Kleberg County Justice of the Peace in District 4.  Gutierrez originally lost by seven votes.  She requested a recount but lost again by six votes, 318 to 312.  Then, on June 8, Gutierrez sued De La Paz, alleging voter fraud.

Online voting is impossible to secure.  So why are some governments using it?  Dr. Vanessa Teague is one frustrated cryptographer.  A researcher at the University of Melbourne in Australia, Teague has twice demonstrated massive security flaws in the online voting systems used in state elections in Australia — including one of the largest deployments of online voting ever, the 2015 New South Wales (NSW) state election, with 280,000 votes cast online.  The response?  Official complaints about her efforts to university administrators, and a determination by state election officials to keep using online voting, despite ample empirical proof, she says, that these systems are not secure.

118,522 voters [were] accidentally left off Los Angeles County polling place rosters.  If you are a registered voter in Los Angeles County and poll workers say they can't find your name on the roster at the polling place when you go to vote, don't worry — you can still cast a provisional ballot.  Some Angelenos needed a bit of reassurance that their votes would be counted in Tuesday's primary election after 118,522 voters' names were accidentally left off rosters due to a printing error, according to L.A. County Registrar Dean C. Logan.

Supreme Court gives Texas partial victory in gerrymandering case, state must redraw one district.  The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday [6/25/2018] that the Republican-led Legislature in Texas improperly used race to draw a predominantly Hispanic House district in Fort Worth, but overturned a lower court ruling that invalidated other legislative and congressional districts under challenge for allegedly diluting the voting power of black and Latino voters.

California Democrats' Illegal Alien Voting Scam.  As the Los Angeles Times reported in 2015, California's 2015 voter registration law "is intended to streamline the process of signing up to vote and encourage more participation in elections."  It kicks in "when people go to the DMV to obtain or renew a driver's license." [...] According to the DMV, as of March 2018, more than one million undocumented immigrants have received driver's licenses.  Did any vote in the 2016 presidential election?  California Senator Dianne Feinstein denies that widespread voter fraud occurs and Alex Padilla refuses to release data from voter rolls.  So legal residents and taxpayers have good reason to wonder what he is hiding.  State legislators who take an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution now reward the violation of immigration law, and punish those who approve and follow federal law.  The largesse for illegals also violates state law, the 1996 Proposition 209, which bars ethnic preferences in state education, employment and contracting.  California state universities privilege illegals with in-state tuition and as the budget shows, even pay their legal bills.  Neither would apply to a legal African American or Asian American student from Michigan or Nevada.

Almost 4,000 Cases of Likely Voter Fraud Recorded By Wisconsin Officials After 2016 Election.  Almost a thousand cases of potential election day registration fraud were referred to district attorneys across Wisconsin following the 2016 general election, and questions remain over thousands more voters who can't be located or verified, according to data from the state Elections Commission.  All together, 368,392 people registered to vote on election day in November 2016.  When the state sent postcards to their addresses to verify their residency after the election, 10,461 came back as undeliverable.  Local officials claim they were able to reconcile all but 3,871 of them.  That means, officially, 3,871 voters in the 2016 election cannot be verified and potentially voted illegally.  Unofficially, there could be as many as 10,461 cases of voter fraud from the 2016 election due to election day registrations (EDR) alone.

No stamp, no problem:  California lawmakers approve proposal for postage-free voting by mail.  California voters no longer would have to scramble to find stamps for their ballots under legislation sent to Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday [6/21/2018] for postage-free voting.  If signed into law, Assembly Bill 216 would require county elections officials to send prepaid postage envelopes with ballots mailed to voters.  Californians frequently fail to put enough stamps on an envelope, or simply send a ballot back without any postage.  Some of those ballots are ultimately delivered by postal officials.

Thousands of Cases of Potential Voter Fraud after 2016 Election.  Fortunately, we have enacted some voter integrity measures since then.

Democrats propose changing legal voting age in Michigan to 16.  The unprecedented outpouring of activism from students after the shooting at Marjorie Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Fla., in February is the genesis for a bill introduced in the Legislature last week that would change the voting age in Michigan to 16.  "We allow 16-year-olds to go off and get jobs and pay taxes, but we fail to allow them to exercise their voice come election time," said Sen. David Knezek, D-Dearborn Heights.  "Young people are setting aside their differences and identifying issues they think need to change.  And they can do everything to get that change except vote."  The shooting at Parkland, which left 17 students and teachers dead, prompted multiple school walkouts and large demonstrations across the nation by students calling for more gun control.

This is what voter suppression doesn't look like.  In one of their brave bursts of rage at the police state they live in, Democrats are now up in arms about voter suppression.  They compare it to the days before the Civil Rights Acts and the civil rights movement. [...] Today, things are about as different as you can imagine.  Today, the supposed problem is people in the state of Ohio, who have been on the rolls but failed to vote once in a span of six years and three cycles.  Having failed to respond to a series of notifications and having failed to confirm they still live in the address at which they were registered, they may now be removed from the rolls.

Judge strikes down Kansas law requiring proof of citizenship to vote.  U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson sided with voters Monday [6/18/2018] that Kansas cannot require people who register to vote to provide documents such as a birth certificate, U.S. passport or naturalization papers.

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Typical Associated Press bias:  The judge "sided with voters."  Really?  The judge ruled in favor of those who wish to cast a ballot with no questions asked, but this is not a ruling in favor of the voters who are legally entitled to a vote in an election that is not diluted by ineligible ballots.

Supreme Court sidesteps consideration of partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin, Maryland redistricting cases.  The Supreme Court on Monday [6/18/2018] took a pass on deciding the limits of partisan gerrymandering — or efforts by state legislatures to create voting maps most favorable to one political party.

Fighting Voter Fraud:  California, Ohio, Virginia.  In the state of California, we have a voter fraud problem.  Of course, the Democratic Party, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Congressman Elijah Cummings play the race card every time someone talks about ending voter fraud and voter registration incompetence.  But the voter fraud problem in California is massive and unmistakable.  In Election 2018, eleven counties had a higher voter turnout than the actual number of potential voters in the different counties.  Los Angeles County was at the top of the list for this officious discrepancy.

VA Supreme Court Kills Gov. Terry McAuliffe's Executive Order Giving Felons Voting Rights.  In a similar story to President Obama's executive orders on illegal immigration, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe's executive orders granting voting rights to over 200,000 convicted felons was deemed unconstitutional by the Virginia Supreme Court.  Not surprising that Gov. McAuliffe would take a page out of Obama's playbook given that he's been a Democrat insider since his days as a bundler for Bill Clinton.

The Supreme Court's Narrow Decision on Purging Voter Rolls.  The Supreme Court this morning [6/11/2018], in a 5-4 decision, upheld Ohio's purge of the names of some inactive voters from the voter rolls.  "Purging voters" sounds pretty radical, right?  That's what you'd think from the loud freakout over the decision from Democrats and liberal/progressive pundits and celebrities.  The reality is much more modest, and Justice Alito's opinion in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute resolved only a very narrow question of federal statutory law.

SCOTUS Clears The Way For Ohio To Clean The Voting Rolls.  This is a case which we covered here when it first went through the circuit courts and it's probably going to impact a lot of states now that it's finished.  Ohio passed a law a few years ago which allows the state to delete residents from the voter rolls if they fail to vote over a certain period of time.  After two years of not voting the state sends them a notification.  If they fail to respond and go on to not vote for four more years they are dropped from the rolls.  The led to more than 7,500 people being purged in relatively short order and a group of them went to court to protest the law.  An appellate court sided with the purged voters, but now the Supreme Court has overturned that ruling.  The majority found that the state was in compliance with the law in removing voters in this fashion.

A Victory for Election Integrity.  The Supreme Court issued a decision today in Husted v. A. Phillip Randolph Institute, a case involving Ohio's voter list maintenance policies.  By a 5-4 vote, the Court upheld Ohio's policy of removing ineligible and outdated voters from it rolls.  The majority concluded that the practice under challenge — which cancels the registration of voters who do not go to the polls and who don't respond to a notice — does not violate the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) and the Help America Vote Act.  This is a major victory for election integrity.  As the majority (per Justice Alito) noted, it is estimated that roughly one in eight voter registrations is "either invalid or significantly inaccurate" and that 2.75 million people are registered to vote in more than one state.

Schumer Gets Hysterical After SCOTUS Defends Ohio's Voter Registration Process.  On Monday [6/11/2018], Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer ripped the Supreme Court's decision to rule in favor of the "Use it or Lose it" voter registration process, saying it would "disenfranchise" voters.

Houston registrar battles to keep non-citizens on voter rolls.  Houston's registrar says she's under no obligation to remove non-citizens from her voter rolls under the National Voter Registration Act, testing the limits of how far states and localities can go in trying to thwart efforts to clean up their election lists.  Ann Harris Bennett, registrar for Harris County in Texas, is battling to keep secret the names of non-citizens who signed up to vote and, in some cases, may have even cast ballots.  In a federal court filing last week she said people can be removed for other reasons, but there is no requirement she erase names of people even after they tell her they aren't citizens.

New York cop killer released from prison given right to vote under new Cuomo policy.  A cop killer recently released from prison will get another added benefit of freedom:  the right to vote.  Herman Bell, 70, who served 44 years in prison for the murder of two New York police officers in the 1970s, was granted parole last month by the state parole board.  But a fresh decision by New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to issue conditional pardons to more than 24,000 parolees means Bell can vote in the upcoming election.

Three Arrested in Voter Signature Fraud on Skid Row.  How much does it cost buy a fraudulent voter signature in LA?  Not a lot, according to the LAPD — just a dollar and a smoke.  Three men were arrested on Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles Saturday — while allegedly paying homeless people with cash and cigarettes — to falsify names and signatures on official campaign petitions, police said.  The men had been observed engaging in suspicious interactions with people on sidewalks Sixth and San Julian streets last week, but it was only after consultation with state elections officials that the arrests were made during an undercover operation days later, carried out by police assigned to the Central Division.

Cuomo issues pardons officially giving parolees voting rights.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued conditional pardons restoring voting rights to more than 24,000 parolees — including cop killer Herman Bell, who was released from prison last month.  The pardons cover 24,086 ex-cons who are currently under parole supervision, the governor's office said Tuesday [5/22/2018].  Cuomo issued an executive order last month which gave him the authority to issue pardons so ex-cons could vote while on parole.  Bell is among the among the felons whose voting rights were reinstated, records show.

One voter, two registration forms:  Errors reported in rollout of California's 'motor voter' system.  California's elections officials have found themselves with an unexpected headache ahead of the June 5 primary:  potentially thousands of cases where two voter registration forms were created for one person, errors caused by the state's "motor voter" program that launched last month. [...] State elections officials said a software error affected some 77,000 voter records generated at the Department of Motor Vehicles over the past month.  Some of those records — how many remains unclear — resulted in two registration forms for a single voter, a problem reported in several county elections offices across California.

Hundreds of Congressmen Just Failed to Show Up For an Election Security Meeting.  If you've been paying attention to the news cycle since the 2016 presidential election, lawmakers on Capitol Hill have been screaming about the need for election security.  After all, Russia flooded the internet with election propaganda but did not physically change any votes.  Because the midterms are just a few months away, politicians have claimed this is an urgent matter.  Today, lawmakers were expected to show up for a briefing on election security with the Department of Homeland Security.  Hundreds of them bailed.

Mexican woman stole American's identity to vote in elections:  Texas AG.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Monday [5/14/2018] he will prosecute a Mexican woman charged with stealing an American citizen's identity and then using it to cast ballots in three presidential election years.  Laura Janeth Garza was spotted after the American woman went to get a passport, only to have the State Department discover Ms. Garza had already gotten one in her identity.  Federal officials alerted Texas, which conducted a probe and found Ms. Garza also illegally registered to vote and cast ballots in 2004, 2012 and 2016, Mr. Paxton said.

Florida's Electoral System Is Under Attack... By Democrats.  Apparently the state of the electoral system in Broward County (famously the home of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz) is dire and may be under attack.  Is it the Russians?  Some angry white nationalists?  Nope.  Turns out that the Democrats have been accused of destroying disputed ballots from Wasserman-Schultz's primary race in 2016.  Things are bad enough that state election monitors are being sent to Broward County to keep an eye on their process.  And there are more problems where that one came from. [...] All of the controversy is centered around the office of Broward County Election Supervisor Brenda Snipes.

Connecticut state Senate passes bill giving electoral votes to presidential candidate who wins popular vote.  The Connecticut state Senate on Saturday [5/5/2018] voted in favor of a measure to give the state's electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote.  The move puts the state in a position to become the 11th, in addition to Washington, D.C., to join an interstate compact to pool their Electoral College votes for the candidate who wins the popular vote.  The state Senate voted 21-14 in favor of the bill, with the support of three GOP lawmakers, The Guardian reported.  The measure passed the state House on a 77-73 vote last month.  Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy is expected to sign the legislation, according to the report.

The War on Wisdom.  The fact that one of our two major political parties is advocating lowering the voting age to 16 is a good example of the absence of wisdom among a large segment of the adult population.  What adult deems 16-year-olds capable of making a wise voting decision?  The answer is an adult with the wisdom of a 16-year-old:  "Hey, I'm no wiser than most 16-year-olds.  Why should I have the vote and they not?"  America has been influenced and is now being largely led by members of the Baby-Boom generation.  This is the generation that came up with the motto "Never trust anyone over 30," making it the first American generation to proclaim contempt for wisdom as a virtue.

The youth vote and the Democrats.  The latest left-wing "feel good" initiative is to lower the voting age to 16.  Currently, the voting age set at 18 per the 26th Amendment (1971).  Lowering the voting age, like wanting to eliminate the electoral college, is an aftereffect of Hillary Clinton's defeat in 2016.  The Democrats will do everything conceivable to change the rules of the game to see that something like that never happens again.  They reason:  "Just who does America think she is that she can escape our planned march to Utopia?"  This voting age drive also dovetails with the orchestrated student demonstrations from the Parkland shooting this past Valentine's Day.  Like loose immigration policies, 16-year-old voting is designed to permanently tilt the playing field to the advantage of Democrats.

American elections are too easy to hack.  Elections serve two purposes.  The first, and obvious, purpose is to accurately choose the winner.  But the second is equally important:  to convince the loser.  To the extent that an election system is not transparently and auditably accurate, it fails in that second purpose.  Our election systems are failing, and we need to fix them.  Today, we conduct our elections on computers.  Our registration lists are in computer databases.  We vote on computerized voting machines.  And our tabulation and reporting is done on computers.  We do this for a lot of good reasons, but a side effect is that elections now have all the insecurities inherent in computers.  The only way to reliably protect elections from both malice and accident is to use something that is not hackable or unreliable at scale; the best way to do that is to back up as much of the system as possible with paper.

Hillary Clinton's email list, voter data, campaign software costing Democrats millions, report says.  Democratic campaign organizations have paid or pledged to pay more than $2 million for key parts of Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign infrastructure — including her email list and campaign software — as the party ramps up a costly campaign to win back both houses of Congress this November, The Intercept reported Wednesday [4/25/2018].  According to the report, the Democratic National Committee will pay Clinton's PAC Onward Together $1.65 million for access to her campaign resources, including voter data.  The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has paid more than $700,000 to rent the email list.  In contrast, then-President Barack Obama gifted his email list worth nearly $2 million to the DNC as an in-kind contribution in 2015, the report added.

Concern Grows Over Soros-Linked Voting Machines.  Concern is growing over revelations that voting machines in a significant number of states could be linked to a company tied directly to billionaire leftist George Soros and his personal quest to create a nationless, borderless global state.  The U.K.-based Smartmatic company posted a flow-chart on its website that it had provided voting machines for 16 states, including important battleground states like Florida and Arizona.  Smartmatic Chairman Mark Malloch-Brown is a former U.N. official and sits on the board of Soros' Open Society Foundations.  Since the story first broke, the flow-chart has disappeared from Smartmatic's website, raising further questions about the real status of the Soros-tied voting equipment and whether it is truly being deployed in U.S. elections.

Soros's Machiavellian plan to water down American electorate by 10 million votes.  George Soros calls himself a 'stateless statesman' and well, he doesn't want the rest of us to have a state, either.  His latest diabolical scheme is to increase the U.S. electorate by 10 million voters, watering down the American electorate, the better to cancel out the votes of America's 'deplorables' and conservatives.  His idea is to politically silence them. [...] How does he plan to do that?  By "removing barriers" to voter registration, as if there were a single secretary of state out there who would refuse a qualified voter, even if that voter held non-leftist views.  It's such a bogus premise.  Show us the news stories out there about voter suppression against qualified voters.

Cuomo to Pardon, Restore Voting Rights to 35,000-Plus Felons on Parole.  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D.) will be granting all convicted felons in the state who are on parole a pardon, a move that will restore voting rights to more than 35,000 people.  The pardons would allow Cuomo to work around the state legislature, which has not approved any such measure on criminal justice reform, the New York Times reports.  Under current New York law, convicted felons may only vote again after they have completed their parole or are on probation.  The executive order excludes parolees with certain firearms offenses.

Washington, D.C., may let 16-year-olds vote for president.  Is that a good idea?  High school students marched to protest for gun control after the Parkland shooting in Florida and soon they might be marching straight to the voting booth in the nation's capital.  Washington is on track to become the first place in the country to allow people as young as 16 to vote in federal elections, including for president, as the nation glimpses the emerging political power of the generation that follows millennials.  It's part of a burgeoning movement in the U.S. and abroad as a growing number of cities and states consider ways to expand voting rights to younger people.

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Why 16?  Why not 15?  If you're old enough to sell drugs on the city bus, you should be allowed to vote!

California DMV allows illegals to vote:  GOP chairman.  California is responding to accusations that a new program allows illegal immigrants to vote.  On April 16, the Golden State will automatically register motorists who obtain or renew a driver's license to go to the polls.  "The New Motor Voter Program will automatically register customers to voter, if eligible, during driver license, ID card, or change of address transactions," the DMV said in a statement.  "A customer can choose to opt out of the process.  Undocumented Californians are not eligible to register to vote, and DMV has programming measures to prevent that from occurring."

Why Felon Disfranchisement Makes Sense.  George Will argues in favor of broad restoration of felons' right to vote.  How broad he doesn't say, but his column effectively presents the case for a more expansive restoration than exists in many jurisdictions.  There are good arguments against moving in that direction, however.  Roger Clegg presents them in a critique of Will's piece.  This is an issue over which reasonable people can differ, but I think Clegg has the stronger case.

100,000 California teenagers are now pre-registered to vote.  California's effort to get 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote has now enlisted 100,000 teenagers, according to information released on Friday by Secretary of State Alex Padilla.  "This is a big milestone," Padilla said.  "I'm optimistic it's going to translate into action at the ballot box."  The program, which began in the fall of 2016, automatically activates the teen's registration at age 18.  State officials reported that more than 10% of the total number of pre-registrations have come in just the last few weeks.

NSA Leaker's Defense Seeks Records From 21 States Over Election Hacks.  An alleged NSA leaker is seeking records from 21 states and several cyber-security firms for her defense.  Reality Winner's defense team is attempting to subpoena representatives from states allegedly targeted by Russian hackers during the 2016 election.

Democrat:  Voters Are Too Stupid to Fill Out Ballots.  The Democratic secretary of state in New Mexico thinks voters are incapable of filling out their ballot without help.  Maggie Toulouse Oliver penned an editorial in the Albuquerque Journal advocating for the return of straight-ticket voting, which would allow voters to check one box, such as Democrat, and vote for every Democrat on the ballot.  "New Mexico had long utilized a 'straight party' voting option until 2012, when Dianna Duran, the first Republican secretary of state in New Mexico in 80 years, ended the practice behind closed doors with the stroke of her pen," Oliver writes.  "There was no discussion, no public input and no transparency.  Duran's was a clearly partisan decision — with the full support of her political party — that was part of an overall plan to both undermine trust in our election process and to make it more difficult to vote."

Tarrant County woman sentenced to five years in prison for illegally voting in 2016.  A judge sentenced a Rendon woman to five years in prison Wednesday for voting illegally in the 2016 presidential election while she was on supervised release from a 2011 fraud conviction.  Crystal Mason, 43, waived her right to a jury trial and chose to have state District Judge Ruben Gonzalez assess her sentence.  J. Warren St. John, her defense attorney, said after the verdict that an appeal had already been filed and that he is hopeful his client will soon be released on bond.

Lawsuit: 100,000 noncitizens registered to vote in Pennsylvania.  More than 100,000 noncitizens are registered to vote in Pennsylvania alone, according to testimony submitted Monday [3/26/2018] in a lawsuit demanding the state come clean about the extent of its problems.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation, which has identified similar noncitizen voting problems in studies of Virginia and New Jersey, said Pennsylvania officials have admitted noncitizens have been registering and voting in the state "for decades."  But state officials have stonewalled PILF requests for access to the data that could expose the problem, the group says in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Harrisburg.

Federal judge orders Rick Scott, Cabinet to create new voting rights restoration system for felons by April 26.  A judge on Tuesday [3/27/2018] ordered Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet to dismantle Florida's "fatally flawed" system of arbitrarily restoring voting rights to felons and to replace it by April 26.  U.S. District Judge Mark Walker in Tallahassee issued a permanent injunction in support of the Fair Elections Legal Network, which sued the state a year ago.  The group successfully challenged the constitutionality of the state's 150-year-old voting rights restoration process for felons in the nation's third-largest state.

LA County Admits Number Of Registered Voters At 144% Of Resident Citizens Of Voting Age.  The Election Integrity Project California provides a list of 11 California counties that have more registered voters than voting-age citizens.  In addition, Los Angeles County officials informed the project that "the number of registered voters now stands at a number that is a whopping 144% of the total number of resident citizens of voting age."

Ghost Voters.  Some 3.5 million more people are registered to vote in the U.S. than are alive among America's adult citizens.  Such staggering inaccuracy is an engraved invitation to voter fraud.  The Election Integrity Project of Judicial Watch — a Washington-based legal-watchdog group — analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2011-2015 American Community Survey and last month's statistics from the federal Election Assistance Commission.  The latter included figures provided by 38 states.  According to Judicial Watch, eleven states gave the EAC insufficient or questionable information.  Pennsylvania's legitimate numbers place it just below the over-registration threshold.  My tabulation of Judicial Watch's state-by-state results yielded 462 counties where the registration rate exceeded 100 percent.  There were 3,551,760 more people registered to vote than adult U.S. citizens who inhabit these counties.

3 huge election "irregularities" reported in PA.  Democratic candidate Conor Lamb's victory in a conservative congressional district in Pennsylvania this month raised eyebrows among political experts — and Republican leaders think the election could have been decided by three major, unexplained "irregularities."  In a closely watched U.S. House race where Lamb clings to a slender lead in the longtime GOP stronghold friendly to President Donald Trump, reports say the GOP is prepared to sue the State of Pennsylvania to find out the truth.

Should Voters Be Required to Understand English?  [Scroll down]  The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was renewed several times.  By 2013, however, studies by the Census Bureau and other agencies had determined that black voters had achieved equality in the polling place to whites:  equal proportions of both were now registered as voters.  So the purpose of the Voting Rights Act — to end racial discrimination through the gimmicks of "tests and devices" — had been achieved, and in 2013 it was discontinued.  A Supreme Court ruling determined that the Act was no long needed.  But now times have changed, and those cities which call themselves sanctuaries for illegal immigration are engaged in a new vote fraud scheme:  to enable "noncitizens" to vote.  It's a combination of two things:  cheating immigration rules and cheating citizenship rules in order to establish new methods of vote fraud.  This strategy is the polar opposite of the post-Civil War strategy:  the methods of vote suppression have now become methods of vote enabling.  Persons who are not citizens are now being allowed and fraudulently authorized to go to polling places and vote, violating all Federal election laws.

Illegal Aliens Indicted on Felony Charges After Voting in 2016 Election.  Five Lake County, Illinois 'residents' have been indicted on felony charges related to the 2016 general election.  Three out of five people indicted are illegal aliens charged with 'misrepresenting their citizenship'.  How could this be?  The Democrats say we don't need voter ID because voter fraud is just a right-wing conspiracy theory.

Redrawing America.  For the first time in more than a decade, the U.S. Supreme Court is taking a serious look at partisan gerrymandering, with two cases before the justices that could have significant impacts on the redistricting process after the 2020 census.  In October, the justices heard oral arguments in the case Gill v. Whitford, a case that challenged the constitutionality of state legislative districts drawn by Wisconsin Republicans after the 2010 census.  The case marked the first time since 2004 that the justices have taken up the issue of partisan gerrymandering, the practice of redrawing districts in a way that benefits a certain political party.

Noncitizen Voters in Pennsylvania Not a 'Glitch,' Philly Official Says.  Al Schmidt bristles at the description, often attributed to him, of noncitizen voters in Pennsylvania as a "glitch."  Schmidt, a Philadelphia city commissioner who has been sounding the alarm since 2012 about noncitizens on the voting rolls, said the word, misattributed to him, would be accurate if ineligible voters managed to elude safeguards in the motor-voter law.  "That would be a glitch," he told LifeZette.  "In this case, it was never designed that way."  Congress passed the Motor Voter law, formally known as the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, to encourage people to register to vote when they got their driver's licenses.  The problem, Schmidt said, is that Pennsylvania also allows legal permanent (noncitizen) residents to get driver's licenses after a year in the United States.

Kansas official says law halted up to 18K noncitizen votes.  Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach defended his state's voter registration law Tuesday [3/6/2018] in federal court, claiming the measure he championed has prevented between 1,000 and 18,000 non-citizens from casting ballots.

Fear, confusion over integrity of U.S. election systems at all-time high ahead of midterms.  With U.S. intelligence chiefs warning that Russian operatives are already mobilizing to mar the November midterms, fear and confusion over the integrity of the nation's election systems are running at an all-time high.  Although some bellwether special elections have been held in recent months, the primary votes in Texas and Illinois this month kick off the official contests that will determine the balance of power in Congress and in statehouses across the nation.

How to Stop Illegal Immigrants From Voting in National Elections.  States are making it easier for illegal immigrants to vote.  I should say that Democrat states are doing this since the general consensus is that illegal immigrants will vote for Democrats.  A lawsuit is charging that Pennsylvania has been permitting noncitizen to vote.  It's already difficult for Republicans to win statewide and national elections in Pennsylvania because of the Democrat-controlled cities like Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, and Philadelphia.

Millions Of Dead Voted And Thousands Of Illegals In Critical Swing State.  The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity was disbanded after Democrats obstructed their investigation and several states refused to comply with information requests.  President Trump handed the investigation over to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and now Democrats will have a hard time blocking the investigation into voter fraud, which a recent Pew research study suggests is rampant.

Pennsylvania State Dept.  Sued for Hiding Noncitizen Voting Records.  The Pennsylvania State Department is facing a lawsuit after officials refused to release records relating to noncitizens on voter rolls in the commonwealth.  An analysis found that there are allegedly more than 100,000 noncitizens that are currently registered to vote, according to a Philadelphia official's testimony before a Pennsylvania government committee last year.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), an election integrity group, initially threatened the lawsuit against Pennsylvania's State Department in December after officials in the state were unresponsive to PILF's requests to inspect the data relating to noncitizens on the state's rolls.  PILF filed the complaint Monday afternoon in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania seeking injunctive relief to compel Pennsylvania's State Department to allow the group access to the information.

Why aren't Mueller, the FBI and DOJ interested in illegal actions that might alter our elections?  In announcing the recent indictments against Russians brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told the American people that "there is no allegation in this indictment that any American was a knowing participant in this illegal activity.  There is no allegation in the indictment that the charged conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election."  That was good news.  The bad news is that the special counsel, the FBI, and the Department of Justice don't seem interested in illegal actions that may actually affect the outcome of U.S. elections.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) sued Pennsylvania on Monday for concealing numerous cases of noncitizens registering to vote.  One Pennsylvania election official testified before the state Legislature that an estimated 100,000 noncitizens are registered in the commonwealth.

Supreme Court session on political buttons gets testy.  When is a button more than just a button?  That was the issue before the Supreme Court on Wednesday [2/28/2018], in a touchy First Amendment case over a state law banning "political" garments or insignia at polling places.  It was a messy hour of oral arguments, as nearly every justice expressed frustration at lawyers from both sides who were unable to articulate a workable standard to help the court decide when personal expression — like political buttons — crosses the line into voter disruption or intimidation.  The case started when a Minnesota voter sued after being told to remove a "Please I.D. Me" button and Tea Party t-shirt at his polling place.

Claim: Newly discovered illegal voters will swing Pennsylvania's elections.  According to a lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania, more than 100,000 noncitizens are registered to vote in Pennsylvania alone.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), a nonpartisan advocacy group which has identified similar noncitizen voting in New Jersey and Virginia, submitted testimony that officials in Pennsylvania have admitted that non-U.S. citizens have been registering and voting in the state "for decades."  The lawsuit was filed in Harrisburg on Monday [2/26/2018].  Pennsylvania state officials have shut down requests from PILF for information that could shed further light on the problem and offer means to a solution.  "For months, Pennsylvania bureaucrats have concealed facts about noncitizens registering and voting — that ends today," PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said.

Lawsuit: 100,000 noncitizens registered to vote in Pennsylvania.  More than 100,000 noncitizens are registered to vote in Pennsylvania alone, according to testimony submitted Monday [2/26/2018] in a lawsuit demanding the state come clean about the extent of its problems.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation, which has identified similar noncitizen voting problems in studies of Virginia and New Jersey, said Pennsylvania officials have admitted noncitizens have been registering and voting in the state "for decades."  But state officials have stonewalled PILF requests for access to the data that could expose the problem, the group says in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Harrisburg.

The five states without a paper trail of votes.  Five states in the U.S. — Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina, New Jersey, and Delaware — run their elections using direct recording electronic machines (DREs), which provide no paper trail of the votes.  That means if there's a contested election or a suspected breach or tampering attempt in those states, there is no way to verify the election result.

Black voter registration effort launched at 'Black Panther' screenings.  An activist group has launched a voter registration effort aimed at black voters at screenings of the "Black Panther" movie nationwide.  Members of the Electoral Justice Project, an offshoot of the Movement for Black Lives, are seeking to motivate black voters and increase political engagement with the #WakandaTheVote campaign, the website Blavity reported.  Wakanda is the fictional African nation featured in the long-anticipated Marvel film "Black Panther."

Liberal group with ties to Obama, Hillary calls to restrict overseas U.S. military voting.  After years of accusing states of voter suppression, the Center for American Progress, citing election security, wants to make voting tougher for Americans serving overseas in the military.  The left-wing public policy group issued a report Monday [2/12/20-18], "Election Security in All 50 States," that called for stricter standards to prevent cybermeddling in elections by foreign governments, including banning military stationed abroad from submitting ballots via email or fax.  One state that allows such vote casting is Colorado.  The center called on the state to "prohibit voters stationed or living overseas from returning voted ballots electronically."

Who will influence the 2018 elections more:  Russia or Mexico?  Exactly how many votes is Russia alleged to have cast in the 2016 elections?  I believe that the number is zero.  Exactly how many votes have citizens of Mexico and Central America cast in the 2016 elections?  We don't know the exact number, but we know that it is much more than zero.

The 2018 Elections Just Got A Bit Easier For Democrats Thanks To The Supreme Court.  The Pennsylvania legislature will redraw the state's congressional district lines in advance of the 2018 midterm elections, after the Supreme Court Monday declined to overturn an order requiring a new map.  The decision is a victory for Pennsylvania Democrats, who convinced the state supreme court in January that the current map is gerrymandered to favor Republicans, in violation of the state constitution.  The court ordered the GOP-controlled legislature to produce a new map by Feb. 9.

Judge strikes down Florida's system for denying felons' voting rights.  The state of Florida routinely violates the constitutional rights of its citizens by permanently revoking the "fundamental right" to vote for anyone convicted of a felony, a federal judge ruled Thursday [2/1/2018].  U.S. District Judge Mark Walker said the Florida "scheme" of restoring voting rights unfairly relies on the personal support of the governor for citizens to regain the right to vote.  In a strongly-worded ruling, he called the state's defense of voter disenfranchisement "nonsensical," a withering criticism of Gov. Rick Scott, the lead defendant in the case.

Texas School District Employee Arrested On Voter Fraud Charges.  An employee of a school district in southern Texas is facing voter fraud charges after allegedly filling out applications illegally for other voters.  Authorities arrested 50-year old Ernestina Barron on Monday in Rio Grande City near the Texas-Mexico border after an investigation into the Starr County elections.

The Idiots That Don't Concede Elections.  Here in America, the Democrats have failed to concede the last two normal change elections that went against them:  the 2000 presidential squeaker election and the 2016 election.  But you will search long and hard among your liberal acquaintance for anyone that understands how serious this is.

Texas County Clerk Raises Alarm on Voter Fraud Cases Ahead of Midterms.  Nueces County Clerk Kara Sands gave a presentation on voter fraud to the local commissioners court late last week.  In addition to citing facts and figures, she introduced a collection of former candidates; some elected, others not, but all addressed brushes with voter fraud.  "It's not about me — it's about the people who see it firsthand," she later told Breitbart Texas.  Sands explained, "I wanted to bring awareness to this problem."

Overheard at Philly polling place:  No GOP votes 'on my machine!'  An elderly couple wanted to vote for the Republican in a 2017 special election in North Philadelphia.  First they were told they had to go "get a stamp" outside the polling place — where Democrats handed out stamps for write-in candidates.  Then, when an Election Board worker heard they wanted to vote Republican, a witness heard him bellow:  "Not on my machine!" And though they both said they eventually cast ballots, in the end only one GOP vote was recorded at the polling place.  Those were some of the allegations to emerge this week from the investigation into Election Board workers who allegedly interfered with the March 21 race for the state House's 197th District.  Four Democrats are awaiting trial on charges of committing fraud, intimidating voters and tampering with public records at the polling site at the Esperanza Health Center in the 43rd Ward.

The Theory is Now a Conspiracy And Facts Don't Lie.  A political national committee, the Chair of the Party convention, the Secretary of the Party, Party offices in each of fifty states, and maybe many — many more, have knowingly and wantonly defrauded the American election system and more than 300 million American citizens.  They plotted and planned an act of evil, unlawful, treacherous fraud in a blind quest for unbridled political power, and they hoped that you would never catch it.  They almost got away with it too.  They snuck it past fifty state election commissions, congress, the US Supreme Court and Justice Department, the Federal Elections Commission and countless members of the Electoral College nationwide.  Not a single member of the, as Limbaugh says, "drive-by media" caught it either, or if they did, they decided to become complicit for their own political reasons.

Illegals in California with Driver's Licenses Eligible to Vote After April 1.  Starting on April 1, 2018, illegal aliens in California who have recently obtained state driver's licenses legally, or obtained them previously by lying about their immigration status, will automatically be registered to vote.  Since January 2015, according to the California DMV, A.B. 60, a law passed by the California Assembly, "allows illegal immigrants to the United States to apply for a California driver's license with the CA Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)" [emphasis original].  As of December 2016, more than 800,000 California driver's licenses were issued to illegal aliens under the A.B. 60 law.  Additional thousands of illegals may have been granted licenses prior to 2015 because they lied on their driver's license application forms and claimed they were in the country legally.  (No proof of legal residence has been required by the California DMV in recent years.)

New California law will automatically register illegal immigrants to vote... and it all begins on April Fool's Day!  A new law in California that goes into effect this spring will automatically register people to vote — including immigrants who are in the country illegally.  In 2015, the state passed a law called the California New Motor Voter Act to increase voter rolls by simplifying the process to register to vote.  The legislation, which goes into effect April 1, will automatically register people who apply for a new driver's license or new state ID at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Wrist slap sentence for Mexican national who voted for ten years using a fake birth certificate.  A Mexican national who bought a fake birth certificate for $50,000 and has been voting in American elections for a decade has been sentenced to time served — just over one year in the county jail.

The Obstruction of a Vital Election Integrity Commission.  The commission's assignment was to examine the integrity and security of the American election process.  It was similar to work done by several prior presidential commissions.  This time, however, unprecedented obstruction from many state election officials and partisan "lawfare" made fulfilling our responsibilities virtually impossible.  Right off the bat, a third of the states flatly refused to give the commission the voter registration and voter history data we requested — even though it is supposed to be publicly available information.  States routinely provide that same data to political parties, candidates, and other third parties.  There are only two possible explanations for their refusal: either they were part of the partisan resist-Trump-at-any-costs movement, or they were afraid of what we might find.  Additionally, a swarm of meritless lawsuits, filed by progressive groups, hobbled our ability to make progress on our assignment.  Even one of our fellow commissioners joined in.  Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap (a Democrat) rushed to federal court because he didn't feel sufficiently included.

Voter-Purge Efforts Get Support at U.S. High Court Session.  U.S. Supreme Court justices suggested they may give states broader latitude to purge their voting databases of people who might have moved, as the court heard arguments Wednesday [1/10/2018] in an Ohio case that could shape who gets to cast ballots in the November election.  Justice Stephen Breyer hinted he might join his more conservative colleagues in voting to uphold an Ohio system that uses non-voting as a factor in deciding which people to remove from the rolls.  Breyer questioned whether states have enough other tools to purge people who have moved away or died in far-away places.  "What are they supposed to do?" he asked.  "Is Rhode Island supposed to look at the Tasmanian voting records or hospital records?"

Heritage voter fraud database.  The United States has a long and unfortunate history of election fraud.  The Heritage Foundation is providing a list of election fraud cases from across the country, broken down by state, where individuals were either convicted of vote fraud, or where a judge overturned the results of an election.  This is not an exhaustive list but simply a sampling that demonstrates the many different ways in which fraud is committed.  Preventing, deterring, and prosecuting such fraud is essential to protecting the integrity of our voting process.

How Trump Administration Will Fight Voter Fraud After Shutting Down Panel.  After issuing an executive order late Wednesday closing his commission to investigate voter fraud, President Donald Trump now stresses the need for more voter identification and has tasked the Department of Homeland Security with ensuring the integrity of elections.  The White House so far is not saying that the president will call for a national voter ID system.  But his tweets Thursday [1/4/2018] seemed to suggest so.  White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn't have a decisive answer Thursday on whether the president favored a national voter ID system.  "We are still going to continue to review the best way forward," Sanders said in a response to a question from The Daily Signal during the press briefing.

Uncovering vote fraud:  Plan B begins.  President Trump announced late yesterday [1/3/2018] that the Election Integrity Commission, headed by Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach, will be dissolved. [...] If the left thinks it's home free, and that this announcement is a victory, it had better remember whom it is dealing with:  a man who is accustomed to encountering obstacles and overcoming them — one way or another.  Kris Kobach and Donald Trump are in sync.

Trump cancels voter fraud commission, says cost of legal battles was too much.  President Trump dissolved his voter integrity commission Wednesday and ordered the Homeland Security Department to take up the job instead, in a move his backers said could speed up an investigation of the extent of voter fraud.  Mr. Trump decided the commission had become mired in legal challenges and it was a waste of money to continue, when much of the same work could be performed by existing federal agencies.  Democrats and liberal activists claimed victory, saying they stopped a threat to democracy by derailing the panel, known officially as the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.

Kris Kobach:  Voter Fraud Commission 'Being Handed Off' to DHS, Will No Longer Be 'Stonewalled' by Dems.  Kansas Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach says the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity will be "handed off" to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to "more effectively" investigate voter fraud without being "stonewalled" by Democrats.  In an interview with Breitbart News, Kobach said the news that President Trump is dissolving the voter fraud commission should not be grounds for leftist organizations and Democrats — who sought to stop the investigations into double voting and ballots cast by non-citizens — to celebrate, as the investigations will continue under DHS.

Texas County 'Concealing' Noncitizen Voter Records, Says Group.  A public interest watchdog put one Texas County on notice for failing to disclose noncitizen registered voter records, the group says.  Shortly before the holidays, the Indiana-based Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) sent a letter to attorneys representing Bexar County Elections Administrator Jacqueline Callanen to state her office is "hereby notified that it now faces federal litigation should [it] continue to deny access to requested" records related to voters that were later removed for failing to be U.S. citizens.

Voter Suppression?  Alabama Election Exposed a Myth.  African-Americans constitute 26 percent of Alabama's people, but they accounted for 29 percent of the voters in last month's special election for the U.S. Senate.  Whites make up 69 percent of the state's population, yet they were only 66 percent of those who voted. [...] But surely that's impossible!  Haven't we been told time and again that Deep Red states like Alabama engage in voter suppression, cynically disenfranchising minorities through outrageous election rules that, as Jay Michaelson wrote in The Daily Beast, "just coincidentally happen to disproportionately hit communities of color"?  Weren't we reminded in the weeks leading up to the election that Alabama's rules amount to "a naked attempt to suppress the voting rights of people of color" and that black electoral clout is undermined by all the hurdles the state's Republican politicians have devised to deter minorities from casting ballots?

How to Drain the Septic Tank Called Voting.  The evidence of so many dead people still being on the voter registration rolls proves that the voter registration rolls need to be purged. [...] First:  Delete all names from the current registration rolls and then everyone who wants to vote and is eligible to vote according to the law will need to re-register — in person — with absolute proof of who they are.  That means proof with photograph ID (drivers licence or I.D. card) — current billing for utilities or other mail with the address clearly shown — and proof that the person registering is a legal U.S. Citizen — (no green cards or Visa's).  Then the registrar must send mail to the address to verify it is not some empty lot but is an actual residence... no forwarding allowed.  Once the address is verified a Voter ID card with photo will be sent to the address to be used/presented when voting.

Momentum on election security?  After months of debate but little action, there appears to be a modicum of momentum building on Capitol Hill to address some of the security shortcomings that voting integrity experts say threaten to undermine the upcoming midterm elections.  Several lawmakers made public pleas for movement on Friday [12/15/2017] and a bipartisan group of senators are expected to drop an election security bill this week.

Schmidt: Could Be 'Tens of Thousands' Of Non-Citizens Who Registered To Vote In Pennsylvania.  Philadelphia election Commissioner Al Schmidt told state lawmakers this past week that there may be tens of thousands of non-US citizens who have registered to vote in Pennsylvania... and that for their sake, state officials should try to contact them.  Commissioner Al Schmidt told a Senate committee that many of the non-US citizens who registered to vote in Philadelphia, perhaps unwittingly, did so through a glitch in the state's motor voter system.  While the known cases number only several hundred, he says they are all self-reported.  Schmidt says more than 100,000 PA driver's license numbers with Immigration and Naturalization Service indicators match with voter registration records.  That doesn't mean that there are that many non-citizens registered to vote, but...  "We're not talking about an insignificant number here," said Schmidt.  "We're talking about a potentially very significant number of thousands and tens of thousands."

Secretary of State launches investigation into voter fraud concerns in Senate special election.  Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill is investigating a concern over potential voter fraud in last Tuesday's special Senate election.  It all stems from a brief interview FOX10 News Reporter Kati Weis conducted at the Doug Jones victory party on election night when a young man made a comment that has now gone viral on social media.  The interview took place just minutes after the race had been called.  While live on air, in the middle of the crowded party, Kati walked up to a number of jubilant supporters at random, asking them for their reactions to the big win.  But, it was this question and answer that has caused controversy:  "Kati:  Why are you excited to see this victory?  Man:  Because, we came here all the way from different parts of the country as part of our fellowship, and all of us pitched in to vote and canvas together, and we got our boy elected!"  Merrill said he is trying to find out who the man is, and if he really meant what he said, or if he only misspoke.

Man Appears to Admit to Alabama Voter Fraud on Live Television.  In the first clip, taken from the Fox 10 coverage of the Doug Jones victory party in Birmingham, a very excited man tells the reporter that "we came here all the way from different parts of the country as part of our fellowship and all of us pitched in to vote and canvas together — and we got our boy elected!"  The reporter did not ask the man any followup questions about his claim.  The reel next highlighted a post from the Warren4Prez sub Reddit which urged black people from surrounding states to travel to Alabama to vote for Roy Moore's opponent, and news reports about the Democrat's push to register felons at the last minute.

Alabama voter fraud uncovered!? Conservatives Furious.  Was Tuesday's special election in Alabama rigged against Republican Roy Moore?  Speculation ran rampant early Wednesday after conservative radio host Bill Mitchell called for an investigation into "voter surges" that helped put Doug Jones over-the-top in the election for Attorney General Jeff Session's Senate seat.

Judicial Watch Sues California and Los Angeles Over Dirty Voter Registration Rolls.  Judicial Watch announced today [12/13/2017] that it filed a federal lawsuit against Los Angeles County and the State of California over their failure to clean their voter rolls and to produce election-related records as required by the federal National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). [...] Eleven of California's 58 counties have registration rates exceeding 100% of the age-eligible citizenry.  Los Angeles County has more voter registrations on its voter rolls than it has citizens who are old enough to register.  Specifically, according to data provided to and published by the EAC, Los Angeles County has a registration rate of 112% of its adult citizen population.  The entire State of California has a registration rate of about 101% of its age-eligible citizenry.

Pa. State Dept Threatened With Lawsuit For Stonewalling Noncitizen Election Records.  An election integrity group is threatening to sue the Pennsylvania Department of State for allegedly stonewalling requests for records of noncitizens contained on the state's voter rolls.  Christian Adams, the president and general counsel of the Public Interest Legal Foundati