The Trump voter fraud agenda has arrived in New Hampshire. Win McNamee/Getty Images, Creative Commons/Wikipedia New Hampshire residents who register to vote within 30 days of an election may soon find an unexpected presence at their door: state investigators and law enforcement officers demanding proof that they live in the state.
And for that, they can probably thank Donald Trump. Mark Joseph Stern is a writer for Slate. He covers the law and LGBTQ issues. Russian agents hacked US voting system manufacturer before US election – report. Russian intelligence agents hacked a US voting systems manufacturer in the weeks leading up to last year’s presidential election, according to the Intercept, citing what it said was a highly classified National Security Agency (NSA) report.
The revelation coincided with the arrest of Reality Leigh Winner, 25, a federal contractor from Augusta, Georgia, who was charged with removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet. The hacking of senior Democrats’ email accounts during the campaign has been well chronicled, but vote-counting was thought to have been unaffected, despite concerted Russian efforts to penetrate it.
Russian military intelligence carried out a cyber-attack on at least one US voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing emails to more than a hundred local election officials days before the poll, the Intercept reported on Monday. Voting rights are under assault nationwide. Here’s how to protect them. Kris Kobach is leading Trump’s vote fraud commission. That’s terrifying. In other disturbing news, the census director resigned Tuesday. While we're all on the subject of government personnel moves, you may have missed the news that Census Bureau Director John Thompson unexpectedly resigned from his position Tuesday.
Nobody seems to be quite sure why the man is leaving. Donald Trump’s definition of ‘voter fraud’ appears to include his own daughter and top adviser. Steve Bannon, center, during a campaign rally for Donald Trump in Grand Rapids, Mich.
The Struggle to Vote in Kansas. The right to vote is turning into a tooth-and-claw saga in Kansas, thanks to right-wing ideologues’ determination to force new voters to produce a passport, a birth certificate or naturalization papers as proof of citizenship.
This is unheard-of in most of the nation, where aspiring voters are required only to swear to being citizens under penalty of prosecution for fraud. But in Kansas, the requirement that citizenship be documented has become a grave electoral impediment that is being challenged on two legal fronts. In the first, a federal district judge in May ordered the state to register thousands of people who had been denied federal voting privileges because they did not produce proof of citizenship when they tried to register at motor vehicle offices. Judge Julie Robinson ruled that the requirement violated the National Voter Registration Act provision that “only the minimum amount of information” is needed to certify a voter.
Then Closes Driver's License Offices In Black Counties. What happens when a state with a tough voter ID law suddenly makes it much harder for minorities to get driver's licenses?
We are about to find out in Alabama. Facing a budget crisis, Alabama has shuttered 31 driver's license offices, many of them in counties with a high proportion of black residents. Coming after the state recently put into effect a tougher voter ID law, the closures will cut off access -- particularly for minorities -- to one of the few types of IDs accepted. According to a tally by AL.com columnist John Archibald, eight of the 10 Alabama counties with the highest percentage of non-white registered voters saw their driver's license offices closed.
"Every single county in which blacks make up more than 75 percent of registered voters will see their driver license office closed. Federal Court Finds Texas Voter ID Law Discriminates Against Black and Latino Voters. A panel of 15 judges for the Fifth Circuit U.S.
Court of Appeals ruled 9-6 Wednesday that a photo voter-ID law passed by Texas almost five years ago discriminates against people of color. The Texas law, SB 14, would allow the use of drivers licenses and gun licenses to vote, but not college IDs. Experts testified in the years-long court battle over the law that it would potentially disenfranchise upwards of 600,000 eligible voters. Most of the disenfranchised would be Latino and African-American voters who are unable to get the ID cards required to vote due to poverty, lack of transportation, and the state’s overall history of racism at the polls. This is why a district court ruled last year that the voter ID law violated the federal Voting Rights Act, as it did in 2012.
If people share a common name, but live in different states Repubs remove their voter registrations as "frauds" Democrats need to pay more attention to these shenanigans.
Rolling Stone has just broken the biggest story that no one is talking about. Investigative Reporter on fraudulent voter suppression. By Greg Palast My investigative report, JIM CROW RETURNS: Millions of Minority Voters Threatened by Electoral Purge, is the most-read story ever on Al Jazeera America’s website.
If you haven’t read it yet – the results of a six-month intensive investigation – read it now. On Oct 29 & 30, Al Jazeera America aired Palast's TV 2-Part report on this new voter purge. The Palast team has ripped the lid off “Interstate Crosscheck” – a system used by 27 states, almost all under Republican control, which claims to find illegal “double voters,” those who vote in the same election in two different states. What's Behind the GOP Witch Hunt for Voter Fraud - BillMoyers.com. After John Ashcroft became US Attorney General in 2001, he set his sights on combating voter fraud for the Justice Department, making it a “high priority.”
But dozens of probes produced little evidence of fraud. (MARCEL ANTONISSE/AFP/Getty Images) The following is adapted from Michael Waldman’s new book, The Fight to Vote. In 2016 American democracy is under significant pressure, facing trends it has not seen in decades. Why Is It So Hard To Vote In America? North Carolina’s Voter ID Law Could Block 218,000 Registered Voters From the Polls. North Carolina’s new voter ID law goes into effect for the first time during the March 15 primary, and 218,000 registered voters do not have an acceptable form of government-issued ID now required to vote. Ethelene Douglas, an 85-year-old African-American woman who grew up in the segregated South and first registered to vote in 1964, was one of them. Her struggle to obtain the necessary ID vividly illustrates the problems with the law. In September 2012, Douglas’s niece, Clara Quick, took her to the DMV in Laurinburg, North Carolina, to get a state photo ID.