Campaign Law

Federal Court rejects Texas’ Voter ID Law

August 30, 2012

“A three-judge panel in Washington ruled Thursday that the law imposes “strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor” and noted that racial minorities in Texas are more likely to live in poverty.”

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Election Officials: Nearly one-third of suspected ineligible Colorado Voters are U.S. Citizens

August 30, 2012

“State officials were able to run 1,400 of those names through a federal immigration database and found that more than 1,200 were U.S. citizens. So far, they’ve found none who are non-citizens and registered to vote.”

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Analysis: Voter Fraud in the United States is rare

August 26, 2012

“The analysis of 2,068 reported fraud cases by News21, a Carnegie-Knight investigative reporting project, found 10 cases of alleged in-person voter impersonation since 2000.”

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Rasmussen Poll: 47% of likely U.S. Voters believe that Media Bias is a bigger problem than Uncapped Campaign Contributions

August 21, 2012

“22% of Likely U.S. Voters believe it is possible to run for president in today’s world without having ties to any lobbyists and special interest groups. Fifty-seven percent (57%) disagree and say it is not possible to seek the presidency without ties to lobbyists and special interest groups.”

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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted creates controversy by cutting voter polling location hours

August 19, 2012

“Many probably thought this battle ended last week when Secretary of State Jon Husted, after encountering harsh criticism, directed Ohio’s 88 county elections boards to keep uniform hours for early in-person voting. He ordered the boards to stay open to 7?p.m. the final two weeks before the election but nixed weekend hours.”

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Pennsylvania Judge refuses to block a new Voter ID Law from going into effect

August 15, 2012

“Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson said he wouldn’t grant an injunction that would have halted the law requiring each voter to show a valid photo ID.”

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Postel: Why Voter ID Laws are like a Poll Tax

August 7, 2012

“Attorney General Eric Holder has argued that such laws are not aimed at preventing voter fraud, as supporters claim, but to make it more difficult for minorities to exercise their right to vote.”

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Virginia Election Officials reject Romney’s request to investigate voter registration forms

August 6, 2012

“While the board rejected the request to investigate, it did tell the VPC to stop mailing out partially completed voter registration forms. The VPC calls itself non-partisan, but actively the group tries to get unmarried women and other underrepresented groups to register to vote. “

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Analysis: Is the Obama Campaign trying to block military servicemen and women from voting early in Ohio?

August 5, 2012

“Ohio election law, as currently enacted by the State of Ohio and administered by Defendant Ohio Secretary of State, arbitrarily eliminates early voting during the three days prior to Election Day for most Ohio voters, a right previously available to all Ohio voters.”

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Congressional Democrats apply legislative pressure on Romney to release information about his offshore accounts & more tax returns

July 18, 2012

“In the House, Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) is proposing legislation that would require presidential candidates to release 10 years worth of tax returns and disclose any overseas investments.”

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Department of Homeland Security agrees to let Florida use its database to purge non-citizens from the voter rolls

July 16, 2012

“The Obama administration had denied Florida’s request for months but relented after a judge ruled in the state’s favor in a related voter-purge matter.”

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Pennsylvania Department of State: 9.2% of the state’s voters don’t have a photo ID card

July 5, 2012

“In Philadelphia, where Democrats outnumber Republicans by about six-to-one, 18 percent of the city’s registered voters do not have the state photo ID, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.”

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) vetoes Voter ID bills

July 5, 2012

“Snyder on Tuesday rejected H.B. 5061 and S.B. 803 — both sponsored by Republican members of the Michigan Legislature – which would have required voters to prove U.S. citizenship in order to receive a ballot and a photo ID to pick up an absentee ballot.”

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Report: President Obama’s campaign recruits a “legion” of lawyers to be on standby for this year’s election

June 29, 2012

“Republicans are building their own legal teams for the election. They say they’re focused on preventing fraud rather than turning away qualified voters.”

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Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R): Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done.

June 26, 2012

““Pro-Second Amendment? The Castle Doctrine, it’s done. First pro-life legislation – abortion facility regulations – in 22 years, done. Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done.””

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