Category Archive: News

Non-Citizen Voter-Detection Bill Faces Major Hurdle Today

Aug 20, 2019 (Raleigh) — Today, the North Carolina State Legislature’s House Rules Committee will take up SB 250, short titled, “Records of Excusals for Jury Duty,” which will require Clerks of Court to share jury excusal and disqualification information with election officials when the jurors’ status would impact their qualification to vote. “We’ve documented …

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Ugly Facts About Electronic Voting Machines

Aug 13, 2019 (Raleigh) – In a sadly downplayed off-site event today, around a dozen NC lawmakers participated in an eye-opening discussion, led by Dr. Duncan Buell, Chairman of the University of South Carolina Department of Computer Science and Engineering, whose bottom-line purpose of the visit was to advocate for electoral transparency as a means …

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When Can We Kill Touch-Screen Voting Machines?

Aug 6, 2019 (Raleigh) A measure we deeply oppose, House Bill 851, sponsored by Rep Julia Howard (R-Davie, Rowan) cleared a key milestone July 10, when the House Committee on Elections and Ethics Law approved the idea of delaying the decertification of DRE (or Direct Recording Equipment) voting machines that were first slated for banishment in …

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An Open Letter to Indiana’s Secretary of State

[Note: A few minutes ago, we sent an email to Indiana’s Secretary of State, Connie Lawson, over some concerns we have in the Hoosier State. Given the time-critical nature of this matter, we are taking the extraordinary measure of cc-copying our email to this website and vow to update this page with her agency’s response. …

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The Sum of All Our Fears

July 31, 2019 (Raleigh) In response to some reported legislative skepticism over our sense of urgency behind our warnings to fix the Floyd Amendment, we’ve been asked to elaborate on why it’s important to require non-ID voters to provide some form of government-issued personally-identifying information (called P-I-I), such as either a DMV-issued ID card/driver license …

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Indy Update

July 30, 2019 (Indianapolis) Today’s Marion County Election Board appeals hearing over the protest filed by their city’s Independent Mayoral Candidate/Non-candidate, John Schmitz, did not end well for the candidate, who had sought approval of 1,115 petition signatures the Board had previously rejected over a technicality in Indiana state law. “We were glad Board admitted …

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Non-Citizen Voters Should Fear SB 250 . . .

. . . and THAT’s why we support it! July 26, 2019 (Raleigh) Thanks to adroit maneuvering by Representative George Cleveland and Senators Joyce Krawiec, Jim Burgin, and Norman Sanderson, the Legislature may soon approve Senate Bill 250, a law to help election officials detect, remove, and prosecute non-citizen voters . . . but once again, the …

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Trouble Brewing for Both Political Parties in Indianapolis’ Mayoral Race

July 23, 2019, Indianapolis — The Mayoral race in this “blue-dot city” in “deep red” Indiana is getting shaken up by a masonry contractor, vying as an Independent candidate against both major parties, but the bi-partisan Marion County Election Board has found ways to derail his effort. The candidate, John Schmitz told @VoteChecker that he …

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