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    PROGRAMMING ALERT: Watch the author discuss this topic on "Life, Liberty & Levin" on Fox News Channel on Sunday, March 14, at 8 p.m. EDT.H.R. 1, the deceptively entitled "For the People Act," has arrived in the U.S. Senate after a party-line vote in the House of Representatives. It is without doubt the most dangerous and irresponsible election bill I have ever seen.   If it...
    By HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Republicans are doubling down on efforts to tighten the state’s voter eligibility laws even though one of the recent changes they backed has yet to be settled in court. The House Election Law Committee held public hearings Monday on six GOP-led bills related to voting, including several aimed at...
                      by Bethany Blankley  Twenty Republican attorneys general argue that HR1, the “For the People Act,” which passed the U.S. House late in the night on Wednesday, is unconstitutional. The chief legal officers of 20 states sent a letter to the leaders of the U.S. House and Senate, arguing that both...
    President Joe Biden Sunday released an executive order to expand the federal government’s role in voter registration, citing the “insurrection” on Capitol Hill as motivation. “[W]e have seen an unprecedented insurrection in our Capitol and a brutal attack on our democracy on January 6th,” Biden said in a prerecorded video address released on Sunday. “A never before seen effort to...
    President Biden on Sunday signed a sweeping executive order instructing federal agencies to advance Democrat Party objectives for U.S. elections, using the agencies to provide information about voter registration and vote-by-mail applications, including for federal prisoners. The Biden administration asserted the federal government plays a primary role in providing education about voter registration and combating “misinformation.” His administration is devoted to...
    President Joe Biden issued an executive order on “access to voting” on Sunday that instructs federal government agencies to promote voter registration, help Americans apply to vote by mail, and “combat misinformation,” among other measures. The “Executive Order on Promoting Access to Voting” reads like a Democratic Party wish-list of “reforms” that enshrines many of the practices that were adopted...
    Washington — President Biden is set to take unilateral action Sunday focused on voting rights and using the tools of the federal government to boost access for Americans to voter registration services. Mr. Biden will sign the executive order on the 56th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," when Alabama state troopers brutally attacked peaceful protesters fighting for the right to vote...
    President Biden is scheduled to sign an executive order designed to increase voter access on Sunday as he pushes the Senate to pass H.R. 1, House Democrats' sweeping voting rights package. According to the White House, Biden's executive order will modernize Vote.gov, order federal agencies to expand access to voter registration, provide voting access and education to citizens in federal custody, examine...
    March 7, 2021 8:52 AM | With information from DPA 15 minutes. The president of the United States, Joe Biden, announced this Sunday the signing of an executive order that contemplates the expansion of the opportunities of access to vote in the country, especially for the prison population and citizens abroad. The order instructs federal agencies to “expand access to...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order Sunday expanding voting access in what the White House calls "an initial step in this Administration's efforts to protect the right to vote and ensure all eligible citizens can freely participate in the electoral process."The move comes just three days after the House of Representatives passed HR1, a sweeping ethics...
    President BidenJoe BidenSenate holds longest vote in history as Democrats scramble to save relief bill Ex-Trump appointee arrested in Capitol riot complains he won't be able to sleep in jail Biden helps broker Senate deal on unemployment benefits MORE on Sunday will sign an executive order leveraging federal resources to protect and strengthen access to the ballot as Republican legislatures...
    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — State lawmakers in Oregon are considering a bill that would give residents the option of providing their racial identity, ethnicity and language preference when registering to vote. Those backing the measure say the publicly available data would allow for stronger engagement with voters of color and would make it easier for state and local elections officials...
              A bill that would make voter registration automatic is headed the floor of the Minnesota House of Representatives. “Members approved two bills with nearly identical language that would implement automatic voter registration in Minnesota by using information being collected during transactions with government agencies, such as getting a driver’s license, to register those...
    The House passed Democrats' massive election reform bill, the "For the People Act," on Wednesday in the wake of lingering bitterness over the 2020 election and the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. Republicans warned that the legislation amounts to a federal takeover of the election system that will create opportunities for fraud, while Democrats say that the longtime wish list...
    The House passed Democrats' massive election reform bill, the "For the People Act" on Wednesday in wake of lingering bitterness over the 2020 election and Jan. 6 Capitol attack. Republicans warned that the legislation amounts to a federal takeover of the election system that will create opportunities for fraud, while Democrats say that the longtime wishlist of reforms would...
    How long should the voting lines be? One of the central disagreements between the Democratic Party and the Republican Party is coming into focus: voting rights. House Democrats are poised to pass an expansion of voting rights, while at the state level, Republicans have put forward more than 250 bills restricting voting. Unless Senate Democrats end the filibuster, Senate Republicans will block...
    Lingering bitterness over the 2020 election is making debate over Democrats' massive H.R. 1 election overhaul bill particularly heated as they push forward the "For the People Act," with a House vote on the legislation expected this week. "This is a bill that is about preserving the present Democratic majority. It is a bill by the majority, for the...
    (CNN)In an epic struggle over voting rights, the future political influence of the diverse generations now aging into the electorate could pivot on the fate of legislation the House is expected to consider this week. Even as Republican-controlled states, drawing on former President Donald Trump's groundless claims of massive fraud in 2020, are advancing a wave of proposals making it...
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada saw a slight increase in registered voters in February, when more voters signed up as nonpartisan than with any political party. New numbers from the Nevada Secretary of State's Office on Monday show the number of registered voters grew by 8,170 people last month. That's about half a percentage point increase and brings the...
            by Kay C. James  The right to vote is one of the most sacred rights that we as citizens can exercise. We select the individuals who will lead us and the policies we will live under in our daily lives. Yet the system is broken. Growing up as a Black teen during the 1960s, I...
    A state Senate panel in Hawaii has unanimously passed a bill that would allow for automatic voter registration. The bill would let those eligible to vote automatically be registered when they apply for a driver’s license or state identification card, the Associated Press reported. Battles over voter registration have intensified in recent years, but even more so after the 2020...
    By AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — A bill advanced Tuesday by the Hawaii Senate Judiciary Committee would automatically register to vote eligible U.S. citizens who apply for a driver’s license or state identification card, unless the individual declines to be registered. Hawaii would be the latest state to adopt automatic voter registration if the measure becomes law. The...
              In what is being viewed as an attempt to counter the efforts of former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, a Republican former U.S. Senator from the Peach State has founded her own voter outreach group. “Former Sen. Kelly Loeffler is starting a voter registration and outreach group called ‘Greater Georgia,’ in her first...
            by Scott McClallen  On Tuesday, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced the voluntary dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the integrity of Michigan’s 2020 general election. Both sides are claiming victory. In June 2020, conservative activist Anthony Daunt sued Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Director of Elections Jonathan Brater, alleging inadequate voter registration list maintenance. The lawsuit...
    By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada is asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit filed more than a month after the November election that claims voter rolls are rife with ineligible names and that noncitizens cast ballots. The state attorney general said in a motion filed Thursday that the lawsuit wrongly identifies Nevada’s secretary of...
    PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court has sided with a lower court that ruled against an Arizona man who says he was denied the right to vote in 2016 because the registration deadline fell on Columbus Day. Plaintiff David Isabel, then a new Arizona resident, registered to vote at a Motor Vehicle Division office on Oct. 11, 2016. That...
    The New Georgia Project, which Georgia Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock once chaired, is facing an investigation over allegations that the organization was involved in illegal voter registration conduct. The Georgia State Election Board on Wednesday referred 35 cases of election law violations to the attorney general or local district attorneys for criminal prosecution, including The New Georgia Project, according to...
    By AMY BETH HANSON, Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana House endorsed a bill Thursday to end same-day voter registration, with supporters saying it would help ensure the integrity of elections and end long lines at the polls. Opponents said it would disenfranchise people, including tribal members without access to vehicles and nearby voting offices. The bill is...
            by Hans von Spakovsky  Election fraud is real. The Heritage Foundation’s Election Fraud Database, which has chronicled more than 1,300 cases of election fraud, proves that election fraud does occur in American elections. Errors and omissions by election officials and careless, shoddy election practices and procedures or lack of training can also cause and have caused problems...
    On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated that Democrats must tackle issues like “improving our democracy. Making D.C. a state, automatic voter registration,” and vowed Democrats will get “big, bold change” “no matter what.” He also commented on the possibility of abolishing the filibuster by stating, “failure is not an option. We must create...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — State Rep. Ed Gainey wants to automate voter registration. Rep. Gainey is behind a bill that would automatically register people who use services in the departments of Human Services, Transportation or Military and Veteran Affairs. Nineteen states and Washington, D.C. already have automatic voter registration.
    The Virginia House unanimously passed legislation Wednesday that would let the governor extend the voter registration deadline for a person if there was an error with the voter registration system. House Bill 1810 would allow the governor to extend the registration deadline for a period of time equal to the amount of time during which the voter registration...
              Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced Wednesday that 97,795 voters were removed from the rolls after Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections identified the abandoned registrations as part of the maintenance process required by Ohio and federal law. “Getting rid of bad voter data from the voter rolls helps prevent fraud, makes...
    Loading the player... President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani voted in NYC in the 2020 election with an affidavit ballot, also known as a provisional ballot, because his voter registration had been moved to his residence in Long Island.  As it turns out, this is the same voting method he publicly criticized in his attempts to overthrow the...
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    (CNN)President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani personally voted in the 2020 election using a voting method he publicly disparaged and bashed in his attempts to overthrow the presidential election results, a CNN KFile investigation has found. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, voted in Manhattan by an affidavit ballot, also known as a provisional ballot, after his...
              Dick Morris told Newsmax TV that Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger created “serious problems” in the November election for several reasons. Morris appeared on the Monday episode of “American Agenda,”according to a story by Newsmax. He told Bob Sellers that Raffensperger: Refused to allow double-verification for signatures on absentee and mail-in...
    New York is set to launch automatic voter registration and prohibit the use of facial recognition in schools under bills the governor signed Tuesday. Lawmakers who have largely met virtually this year passed those bills this summer. Several bills that lawmakers have passed are still in limbo — including a bill to end driver’s license suspensions for unpaid fines and fees.
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo inked legislation Tuesday that will give New Yorkers the option to automatically apply to become voters when they fill out forms for other services, a reform long sought by good government groups who say it will boost turnout in elections. “The right to vote is one of, if not the most, sacred pillars of our...
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law Tuesday mandating designated state agencies to establish an automatic voter registration system, thus expediting voter registration and cutting associated red-tape. The 2020 New York Automatic Voter Registration Act assigns to New York’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and other State agencies that directly interact with New York residents the responsibility of working with the...
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    By MARINA VILLENEUVE, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is set to launch automatic voter registration and prohibit the use of facial recognition in schools under bills the governor signed Tuesday. Lawmakers who have largely met virtually this year passed those bills this summer. Several bills that lawmakers have passed are still in limbo — including a bill...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate Abby Broyles said Wednesday she plans to launch a not-for-profit organization aimed at boosting voter registration and turnout in the Sooner State. Broyles announced in a press release that she plans to serve as president and CEO of Grit for Democracy, Inc. The group aims to increase voter registration and...
    The Republican secretary of state shredded the senators for demanding voter registration data their campaigns already had. Georgia's Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger unleashed on the state's Republican senators for their latest dishonest smear this week, saying Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue have embarrassed themselves with a recent public...
              A week after the new voter registration deadline, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger hasn’t issued an updated version of Georgia’s voter registration list. Senators Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) published a joint statement requesting an updated list: It’s been one week since the voter registration deadline passed and the Secretary...
              As of the first day of early voting for the closely contested runoff election, Georgians haven’t received an updated voter registration list. The Republican Party of Georgia issued a press release posing seven questions about the list pertaining to the upcoming runoff election – stating the “Secretary of State has failed to answer basic...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Kansas that sought to revive a law requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote. A federal appeals court had declared the law unconstitutional. Kansas had been the only state to require people to show a physical document such as a birth certificate or passport when applying to...
    The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by Kansas Republicans to revive laws that require people to prove their citizenship before voting. The law, which a Kansas district court struck down in 2018, was instituted in 2013 and required voters to present a passport, birth certificate, or other proof of citizenship before registering. It had been championed by former...
    The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Kansas that sought to revive a law requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote. A federal appeals court had declared the law unconstitutional. Kansas had been the only state to require people to show a physical document such as a birth certificate or passport when applying to register to vote....
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Kansas that sought to revive a law requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote. A federal appeals court had declared the law unconstitutional. Kansas had been the only state to require people to show a physical document such as a birth certificate or passport when applying to...