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Kris Kobach is perhaps best known as the head of the failed "voter fraud commission." That would be the body set up by Donald Trump to find evidence for his delusional claims that millions of fraudulent votes went to Hillary Clinton. Of course, in the commission's brief existence it failed to find any proof, ...
Despite the lack of media coverage, evidence of election fraud continues to mount. This week, The Heritage Foundation added 26 new entries to its election fraud database, bringing the searchable ledger to a total of 1,132 proven instances of election fraud. That includes 983 cases that ended in a criminal ...

Voter fraud. Two words most of us have heard a lot in the last couple of years. While in the States the mudslinging is concerning at worst, entertaining at best, it's generally recognized that wide-scale voter fraud simply isn't possible in a country like the US (whether Donald Trump tweets about it or not).
A Tarrant County woman sentenced to five years in prison for voting while on felony probation spoke on camera for the first time on Tuesday. Crystal Mason says she made a last minute decision to vote at the urging of her mom. She says she had no idea that it was illegal to vote while she was serving ...
What we do know is that confirmed cases of voter fraud in California are extremely rare. There were 149 cases investigated by state officials in 2016, more than most years over the past decade. Investigators only found six cases out of 23.1 million votes cast worth sending to local district attorneys.
"Trump was even forced to dissolve his sham election commission, which was a waste of taxpayer dollars and failed to provide a shred of evidence to support his voter fraud lies." It's far from the first time Trump has made such a claim. After winning the Electoral College but losing the popular vote, Trump ...

The Republican Party's singular obsession with eradicating the scourge of "voter fraud" has never been an honest undertaking. Despite the president's repeated claims borne of the perpetual Hillary Clinton-related fever dream in which he lives his life, and despite his convocation of a since-disbanded ...
Regina Birdsell, who sponsored a hotly debated bill to tighten voter eligibility known as Senate Bill 3, said the legislation wasn't necessarily meant to address specific instances of voter fraud. Rather, as she told NHPR's The Exchange last year, it was driven largely by concerns from constituents about a ...
An Idaho House panel has introduced legislation to end the state's involvement in a longtime multistate voter registration database. Known as the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program, the tool is aimed at cleaning voter records and preventing voter fraud by comparing voter registration records.
On Oct. 21, 2016, DOJ and FBI agents fanned out across the country to find evidence of voter fraud. Influenced by published reports that indicated high-level shenanigans, the team focused on Pueblo, Colorado. Investigative reporting by one "Mr. Special" indicated that the small city might indeed be a ...
“On the issue of reducing voter fraud, last night Council Members Cunningham, Fisher, and Giattino have chosen to align themselves with Council Members DeFusco, Ramos and other beneficiaries of voter fraud. Their conduct speaks for itself," said Bhalla in his statement, which added that "despite petty ...
The controversial iPads used by the Lee County Election supervisor cost taxpayers nearly $800,000 back in 2013. They're now being replaced by state of the art smart tablets in 2018, which most Florida counties do not have access to. The iPads were purchased after long lines in the 2012 election.
A Democratic lawmaker says he has nothing against Idaho comparing its voter roll with others across the country to identify people who are registered in, and possibly voting in, multiple states. What he does have a problem with is using an insecure computer system that could be hacked, and one that ...
“On the issue of reducing voter fraud, last night Council Members Cunningham, Fisher, and Giattino have chosen to align themselves with Council Members DeFusco, Ramos and other beneficiaries of voter fraud. Their conduct speaks for itself," said Bhalla in his statement, which added that "despite petty ...
Studies on voter participation on the national level have shown repeatedly that contrary to the common Republican Party claim, voter fraud is exceedingly rare and when states enact voter ID laws to prevent it, they end up disenfranchising groups of voters that tend to vote for Democratic candidates.
Belinda Garcia, 45, turned herself in to the Starr County Special Crimes Unit on Tuesday afternoon, confirmed District Attorney Omar Escobar. Garcia was charged with one count of election fraud and one count of fraudulent application for ballot by mail. Escobar said this was another case of an application ...
It's not Groundhog Day, but it's close. Late Monday afternoon, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, still under felony indictment and still taking on all comers, announced that his office has new plans to curb what he frames as an epidemic of in-person and mail-in voter fraud in Texas. In a letter to Texas state ...

When it comes to election fraud, the question is not “if,” but “how much?” (Photo: Keith Bedford/Reuters/Newscom). Commentary By. Portrait of Jason Snead. Jason Snead / @jasonwsnead. Jason Snead is a policy analyst in The Heritage Foundation's Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies.
GREELEY, Colo. -- The former chairman of the Colorado Republican Party was sentenced to four years of probation and 300 hours of community service for voter fraud. Steve Curtis blamed a "major diabetic episode" for causing him to vote his ex-wife's absentee ballot in October 2016. Curtis, 57, told ...
Despite winning the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump last year launched an investigation into what he claims was “massive voting fraud.” Some of it, in his view, was committed by undocumented immigrants. So, he created the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, led by vocal ...
It was dissolved on January 3 and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement at the time, "Despite substantial evidence of voter fraud, many states have refused to provide the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity with basic information relevant to its inquiry. Rather ...
According to the Secretary of State's website, in order to vote in California one must be at least 18 years old, a United States citizen and a resident of California. But a court settlement Jan. 10 in response to a suit filed by the League of Women Voters may have pushed open the door to rampant voter fraud in ...
Kansas launched Crosscheck launched in 2005 as part of a broader effort to combat voter fraud and improve election administration. Since becoming secretary of state in 2011, Kobach has become the most vocal advocate for the program. During testimony before the state legislature this month, he said the ...
Voter Fraud Arrests; Intersection Reconstruction Proposed. Man sentenced for large-scale 'fencing' operation/ Raymark site slated for accelerated action/ Fight leads to arrests at Stratford High... By Vincent Salzo, Patch Staff | Jan 21, 2018 6:35 pm ET ...
While the U.S. Department of Justice has broad authority to investigate voter fraud claims, White House officials said previously that Homeland Security was the best agency to take over the work of the now-disbanded Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. A Justice Department official ...
Two Bridgeport residents accused of committing voter fraud by applying for absentee ballots for the November 2017 mayoral election in Stratford. Police started investigating after the town clerk's office in Stratford noticed some discrepancies in absentee ballots signed out by 56-year-old Troy Stevenson and ...
From the beginning of its brief, nonillustrious existence, Donald Trump's voter fraud commission had a special connection to New Hampshire. Trump launched the commission to justify his claim that millions of illegal votes were cast in the 2016 election, many of them in the Granite State. He placed New ...
I chuckled while reading Jason Snead's column ("If election fraud isn't a problem, why obstruct investigations of it?") concerning Trump's disbanded voter fraud commission, especially his description of it as "bipartisan." It was about as bipartisan as a political fundraising dinner. I do find it interesting Trump's ...
"This is not a victimless crime," she said. "It affects several people." Several individuals who previously ran for public office in Robstown addressed the matter to county commissioners. They claimed residents had reported they had been victims of mail-in voter fraud. Gilbert Gomez, a retired Robstown police ...
The Justice Department in a court filing Tuesday said that it had requested that former commissioners on President Trump's now defunct voter fraud panel not share any non-public records collected by the commission with the Department of Homeland Security, and that DOJ lawyers asked vice chair, ...
When the president threw in the towel and got rid of the commission he had formed only last May, he tweeted: “Many mostly Democrat States refused to hand over data from the 2016 Election to the Commission On Voter Fraud. They fought hard that the Commission not see their records or methods ...
Trump himself said his select Advisory Commission on Election Integrity -- vice-chaired by voter-fraud hard-liner Kris Kobach, Kansas' secretary of state -- had found evidence of widespread voter fraud in records it collected from about 20 states. That's despite multiple academic and independent studies ...
Trump established the commission in May after claiming without evidence that massive voter fraud had cost him the popular vote, and he appointed Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to lead the panel. The commission had been criticized as a misguided step to solve a ...
The dissolution of President Donald Trump's voter fraud investigation was met by exuberance Wednesday night from Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. The decision to disband the commission was made after resistance from many state officials, including Grimes. Grimes, a Democrat ...
On Wednesday, President Trump dissolved the voter fraud commission that Secretary of State Kris Kobach served as vice chairman. The White House released a statement that cited “endless legal battles” the commission faces: “Despite substantial evidence of voter fraud, many states have refused to ...
Trump created the commission to investigate voter fraud after losing the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election. Kansas Sec. of State Kris Kobach served as vice chair of the commission. “The commission was getting bogged down by more than a dozen lawsuits filed by democrats and left leaning ...
Exclusive: Citing registration concerns, attorney warns of false Va. voter fraud prosecutions. By Max Smith | @amaxsmith January 5, 2018 5:05 am 01/05/2018 05:05am. Empty chairs are seen at a polling place Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Alexandria, Va. AP Photo/Alex Brandon). RICHMOND — A Virginia commonwealth's ...
His landmark nationwide panel to root out illegal voting abandoned by the White House, Kansas Secretary of Kris Kobach spent Thursday rooting out alleged voter fraud in his home state. Armed with powers not usually assigned to a secretary of state, Kobach filed a pair of criminal complaints against two ...
Statistically, voter fraud in the United States is extraordinarily rare. Yet 34 states have some type of voter identification law to prevent impersonation at the ballot box. President Donald J. Trump and the majority of Americans support these laws, but many others believe the laws are designed to prevent ...
President Trump's commission to investigate voter fraud did not reveal that much, and now the president is dissolving the commission. He is not dissolving his insistence that there was significant voter fraud in the presidential election that we won. System is rigged, the president said on Twitter today, must ...
The Trump administration has ended its controversial voter fraud commission, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced Wednesday. In a statement, the White House said, "Rather than engage in endless legal battles at taxpayer expense, today President Donald J. Trump signed an ...
President Donald Trump's voter fraud commission has been officially disbanded, but the fight over investigating unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud that plagued the panel during its rocky tenure is continuing. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who served as vice chair of the commission ...
Trump dissolves commission investigating his unproven claims of voter fraud. Email. share; share; tweet; email. ABCNews. JORDYN PHELPS. Wednesday, January 03, 2018 07:29PM. President Donald Trump has dissolved the presidential commission created to investigate his unproven claims that millions of people voted ...
WASHINGTON >> President Donald Trump has signed an executive order disbanding his much-maligned voter fraud commission. ... to strip minority voters and poor people from the voter rolls, and to justify unfounded claims made by Trump that voter fraud cost him the popular vote in the 2016 election.
President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to disband his voter fraud commission, blaming states that refused to provide voter information. It was a decision both Democratic Senator Michael Bennet said he supported. Bennet issued a statement Wednesday, which read: "Thousands of ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea says President Donald Trump's voter fraud commission was an attempt to distract voters from the real dangers for election systems and she's not surprised he disbanded it. Gorbea, a Democrat, says the danger is lack of funding for ...
Kris Kobach was hoping his misfit character would become a regular, but "Donald" audiences never warmed to him. His contract wasn't renewed for season 2.Mark Reinstein via ZUMA. Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. The scriptwriters for The Donald Show are getting lazy ...
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“Despite substantial evidence of voter fraud, many states have refused to provide the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity with basic information relevant to its inquiry,” the White House said in a statement. “Rather than engage in endless legal battles at taxpayer expense, today I signed ...
WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday abruptly shut down a White House commission he had charged with investigating voter fraud, ending a brief quest for evidence of election theft that generated lawsuits, outrage and some scholarly testimony, but no real evidence that American elections ...


 

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