Month

August 2017
Voting Fraud takes many forms. One form of voter fraud is duplicate voting – that is, a voter casting more than one ballot in the same election in the same state or in two or more different states. The Government Accountability Institute has recently published a comprehensive report detailing the problem and causes of duplicate...
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On May 11, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order creating the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Follow the work of the Commission here.
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The U.S. Supreme Court has held that states may bar convicted felons from voting. Indeed, the 14th Amendment expressly acknowledges this historical practice: “But when the right to vote . . . is denied . . . or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime . . . .” Some...
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The proposed felon voting rights restoration amendment would automatically restore voting rights to convicted felons upon completion of their sentences. The only exceptions would be for people convicted of murder and sexual felonies. All other felons, according to the amendment’s proponents, deserve a “second chance.” Of course, there’s a long list of horrible, violent crimes...
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The proposed felon voting rights restoration amendment would immediately and automatically restore voting rights to convicted felons upon completion of their sentences. But we know from the data maintained by the Florida Department of Corrections that the recidivism rate in Florida is approximately 25% to 33%. That is, one quarter to one third of felons...
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The Detroit News reports that half of that city’s eight declared mayoral candidates are convicted felons. According to the news account, “Three were charged with gun crimes and two for assault with intent to commit murder.” That fact alone is remarkable, but what’s more telling for Floridians the utterly blasé response of people in Detroit....
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According to Judicial Watch, 11 counties in California had substantially more registered voters than residents of legal voting age at the time of the 2016 election. In San Diego County, registered voters were 138% of the voting age residents. In Los Angeles County, election officials say the difference may be as much as 144%. Judicial...
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