Voter Fraud

Did Tweeden’s Reticence Cost Coleman His Senate Seat?

Featured image Last Thursday evening, I served as master of ceremonies for a dinner at which several politicians and former politicians spoke. I introduced Norm Coleman as a man who, many believe, was twice elected to the United States Senate. Today the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports Coleman’s thoughts on Leeann Tweeden’s revelations about her encounters with Al Franken in 2006: Former U.S. Sen. and St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman said he »

New study documents voter fraud in 2016 election

Featured image I wrote here about the attempt of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity to obtain voter data from the states to determine whether, or to what extent, voter fraud is a problem. More than a few states have resisted, even though many of them make the same information available for purchase by campaigns, political parties, researchers or even the general public. What, it must be asked, are these states »

Court rejects attempt to block election integrity panel from doing its job

Featured image Many conservatives believe that voter fraud exists on a significant scale in this country. The left insists that it does not. Indeed, says Roger Clegg, some on the left deny that voter fraud exists at all. The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity wants to find out whether, and to what extent, voter fraud exists. To do so, it needs data, specifically voter data from the states. The left filed »

Democrats Refuse to Cooperate In Voter Fraud Investigation

Featured image To its credit, the Trump administration is trying to get to the bottom of the voter fraud issue. President Trump has established an Election Integrity Commission headed by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. The commission has requested publicly available data on voter registrations from the states, and, despite the seemingly innocuous nature of the request, a number of states have refused to cooperate. One »

A stellar choice for the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity

Featured image President Trump has appointed our friend Hans von Spakovsky to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. As with Eric Dreiband, Trump’s excellent pick to head the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, the liberal media is already attacking von Spakovsky. For example, this Washington Post story begins: “President Trump on Thursday appointed a divisive conservative voting rights expert to spearhead the White House’s search into allegations of widespread fraud in the »

The AP Attacks Voter ID

Featured image The Associated Press is generally a mouthpiece for Democratic Party talking points. That is the case as to voter ID, as this rather pathetic piece shows: “In Wisconsin, ID law proved insurmountable for many voters.” State Sen. Mary Lazich was adamant: The bill Republicans were about to push through the Wisconsin state Senate, requiring that voters present identification at the polls, would do no harm. “Not a single voter in »

Can Mass Voter Fraud Be Proved In California?

Featured image Voter fraud is a Rorschach test of American politics. If you are a liberal, you fervently believe that it is virtually non-existent, and any effort to prevent it must be a pretext. If you are a conservative, you believe that voter fraud is a reality and are probably suspicious that it sometimes swings elections. At Breitbart News, former California State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly points out that California’s record keeping in »

No Vote Fraud, Eh?

Featured image Democrats hotly deny there is any vote fraud taking place in American elections. Funny that only Democrats seem sensitive about this charge. The asymmetry of outrage suggests something, I think. Once upon a time, Chicago Democrats justified their shenanigans by charging that downstate Illinois Republicans stole votes, too. And maybe they did. Consider this note from our friend Roger Beckett, executive director of the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University in »

Washington Post demonstrates importance of voter ID laws

Featured image Little agitates Democrats more than claims of voter fraud. Such fraud is a hardy perennial of American politics. Our history is full of examples, such as Mayor Daley’s Chicago. Yet, Democrats want us to believe that, notwithstanding solid evidence to the contrary, it’s not a problem in modern American politics. The reason is obvious. Democrats don’t want laws and procedures to protect against voter fraud because they want to preserve »

Did Donald Trump Carry Minnesota?

Featured image Voter fraud is in the news again, with President Trump vowing an investigation and the liberal media assuring us that voter fraud does not exist. My question is always: why are they so confident that there is little or no fraud, when so few efforts are made to look for it? Here in Minnesota, there is no possible way for anyone to know how much voter fraud occurred last November. »

Obama Exits Stage Left, With a Lie and a Threat

Featured image When Barack Obama speaks, especially without a teleprompter, you can almost see the zzzzzzs rising over the heads of his audience. You can only listen to platitudes for so long. But then, suddenly, Obama will come out with a falsehood so other-worldly that you sit up and say, “WTF was that?” This was one such moment in today’s press conference: OBAMA: We are the only country in the advanced world »

Illegal voting and what to do about it [UPDATED]

Featured image Donald Trump says that illegal voting may have put Hillary Clinton ahead of him in the popular vote. Clinton leads Trump by around 2.5 million votes, so the president-elect’s claim seems far-fetched. However, as Hans von Spakovsky and John Fund explain in the Wall Street Journal, we simply don’t know the extent of illegal voting in American elections. Moreover, the Obama administration has done everything it can to keep it »

Analyze this

Featured image Democrats have abandoned the rule of law insofar as it deters their political advancement. In the video below, President Obama assures an aspiring illegal voter that she need not fear negative repercussions. “The sanctity of the vote is strictly confidential,” he tells her. Sanctity, however, has its limits. Your vote is not so sacred that Obama would not like it to be cancelled by illegal misconduct. On the contrary, he »

Could Minnesota Voter Fraud Swing the Election to Hillary?

Featured image After I wrote a post on voter fraud in Minnesota earlier today, a frequent email correspondent wrote: Nate Silver (I think it was) just published an electoral college scenario in which Minnesota becomes the Florida of 2016, reprising 2000. Trump wins Ohio, Iowa, Nevada and Florida while retaining the Romney states…EXCEPT Utah, which votes improbably for Evan McMullen. He also wins one elector in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. That results »

Voter Fraud In Minnesota [Updated]

Featured image That’s a big topic, as Minnesota’s same-day registration scheme is notoriously subject to–in fact, invites–abuse. But a group called Minnesota Voters Alliance has brought to light another problem: substantial numbers of felons, among others, are illegally being allowed to vote, because Minnesota’s Secretary of State refuses to follow the law. Yesterday, lawsuits were commenced by three election judges: Minnesota Secretary of State and county election managers are being sued by »

Trump’s refusal to commit to “accepting” defeat — some historical perspective

Featured image Ignorance and anti-Trump bias continue to prevail in the denunciations of Donald Trump’s statement that he doesn’t know yet whether he will “accept” the result of the presidential election. For example, Michael Gerson asserts that Trump’s lack of belief in the fairness of our electoral system “is disqualifying” in a presidential candidate. Gerson notes that the fairness of our electoral system has been “hard-won through a long history of strife »

Obama Voter Fraud In Colorado

Featured image I have been working my way through the John Podesta emails that were released by Wikileaks. They provide an interesting look behind the scenes of the Hillary Clinton campaign, but generally don’t seem to contain a lot of blockbusters. This one was spotted by Breitbart. Podesta reports on a meeting with two friends of the Clintons from Colorado, at least one of whom is a lawyer. In his email, Podesta »