Project Vote Research Sharpens Picture of Voter Fraud Claims as Political Strategy

This is a special note from Project Vote Deputy Director Michael Slater regarding the scandal engulfing the US Department of Justice.

 
Who would expect that a week after we released Barnard College Professor Lorraine Minnite's "The Politics of Voter Fraud," the White House would prove her right? White House counselor Dan Bartlett attributed the firing of several US Attorneys to "lax voter fraud investigations." The media was quick to respond.

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Myth of Voter Fraud Still Used to Push Voter Suppression Attempts in WI

Weekly Voting Rights News Update

By Erin Ferns

This an entry in a series of blogs to keep people informed on current election reform and voting rights issues in the news.


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Voter ID measure debated - Associated Press, The Janesville Gazette

    Despite the recent upsurge of news reports uncloaking the phantom issue of voter fraud, Wisconsin's Assembly is still determined to fight it.

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Weekly Election Reform and Voting Rights News Update

By Erin Ferns

This an entry in a series of blogs to keep people informed on current election reform and voting rights issues in the news.

Featured Story of the Week:
Voter Turnout Among the Young Still Lags - Associated Press

More than half of American citizens ages 18 to 24 do not vote on Election Day, according to a recent Associated Press story. Their  parents and grandparents, in comparison, vote at a rate of about 70 percent. This story considers why young people do not vote, despite flashy efforts to mobilize them, and considers what can be done to change the situation.

The story proposes two reasons why young people don't vote at high rates: their transient lifestyles (many prospective young voters are either students or starting careers) and their inability to relate to current political issues.

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Weekly Election Reform and Voting Rights News Update

This is the first in a series of blogs to keep people informed on current election reform and voting rights issues in the news.

Featured Story of the Week:
Make it easier, not harder, to cast ballot - The Kansas City Star: Opinion

Voter fraud is a hot topic for people who care about participating in American elections. In a Feb. 26 column, Kansas City Star writer Laura Scott points out the glaring election protection issues that are overshadowed by the voter ID debate. MO Secretary of State Robin Carnahan released a report on election problems, showing that voter fraud - intentional corruption of the electoral process - does not exist.

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All You Gotta Do is Act Locally

After the 2000 Presidential election debacle in Florida, I did what many of my fellow Floridians did. After I got done slamming my head up against the wall and puking at the sight of Katherine Harris (I still do that, BTW), I started doing some soul searching and some number crunching.

What came out of that was the realization that if we had just been a little smarter, worked just a little harder, we could have changed the course of history. And it was right there in front of us the whole time.

So, below the fold, I'm gonna take you to the big time, all you gotta do is...

Cross Posted from Florida Kossacks

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