Voter Fraud

In 2005, Indiana passed a law requiring voters to present a government issued photo-ID before they would be allowed to vote. The law was challenged by voting rights advocates and was upheld by the Appellate Court and ultimately, the Supreme Court. The Appellate Court concluded that the burden...
10/16/2013
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Attorney General Eric Holder was in Boston yesterday, speaking at the Kennedy Library about voting issues. His speech covered a number of topics, but one part that jumped out to us was Holder's embrace of shifting the responsibility to register voters away from individuals and to government through...
12/12/2012
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An organization called True the Vote (TTV), which grew out of a Texas tea party group, claimed in the months leading to the election that it wanted to recruit one million citizen activists to challenge peoples’ right to vote at the polling place on Election Day. Early signs...
11/26/2012
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The right to vote is just that – a fundamental right which is the cornerstone of American democracy. In the 2012 election, that sacred value was challenged in a way we have not seen in a couple of generations, perhaps since the civil and voting rights movements of the 1960s. Some powerful...
11/19/2012
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Representative Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, sent his second letter today demanding True the Vote reveal their plan to deny eligible voters the right to vote. But True the Vote continues to mislead. In his first letter to Catherine Engelbrecht, True...
10/18/2012
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This morning saw a big victory for Pennsylvania’s voters when a judge partially enjoined Pennsylvania’s strict new voter ID law in advance of next month’s elections.  Pennsylvania’s voters will not have to show a photo ID in order to vote a regular ballot this November...
10/02/2012
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The historic elections taking place this November will not just decide what candidates win or lose, or even "just" what policy directions our states and country will take. They will also be a test for democracy itself. I served as Secretary of the State in Connecticut during the 1990s, and we had...
09/28/2012
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Election integrity is impaired when eligible Americans are prevented from exercising their fundamental right to vote and having their voices heard on the issues that affect their lives. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania just said the same thing when considering a new voter ID requirement,...
09/21/2012
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Demos Counsel Liz Kennedy appeared on RNN-TV to discuss barriers to the ballot and the influence of ALEC over state-level voter suppression legislation across the nation. Kennedy explained that voter fraud is all but a myth made up to justify discriminatory legislation aimed at...
06/21/2012
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Thanks to primary elections in states with new voter ID laws, we are beginning to get a better taste of just what these laws mean for ordinary voters. We have heard, for example, about how elderly African-Americans in the south have found themselves once again barred from voting -- as they were in...
04/26/2012
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