Voter Fraud

E.J. Dionne’s bad advice to Democrats

Featured image E.J. Dionne advises Democrats on how they can avoid a “thumpin'” in this year’s congressional elections. Notice that Dionne isn’t offering a prescription for retaining a majority in the House. He’s merely talking about how not to “get crushed.” Dionne thereby exhibits realism. However, the same cannot be said of his strategy for escaping a shellacking. Dionne says the Democrats’ best hope is to make the 2022 election about democracy. »

Americans Don’t Buy the Democrats’ Line on Election Integrity

Featured image Democrats insist that there was little or no cheating in the 2020 election, and that election integrity measures are not just unnecessary but “racist.” Today’s Rasmussen survey indicates that a substantial majority of Americans don’t buy that line. First, these are the questions that Rasmussen asked: 1. How closely have you followed news stories about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s efforts to influence U.S. elections? 2. It has been reported that »

Bob Dole Gets the Last Laugh

Featured image Yesterday Bob Dole’s funeral was held at the National Cathedral in Washington. His daughter Robin delivered a eulogy in which she read Dole’s farewell letter to the American people: Daughter Robin Dole read a quip from her father’s farewell letter to America about vote integrity. “As I make the final walk on my life’s journey, I do so without fear. Because I know that I will, again, not be walking »

Buy This Book!

Featured image Tuesday evening my organization hosted Mollie Hemingway at our annual Fall Briefing, where in past years we have featured speakers ranging from Benjamin Netanyahu to Mark Steyn. The subject of the event was Mollie’s hot-off-the-press book, Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections. Mollie’s book is important, I think, because it casts a sober eye on what really happened in 2020. What took place was »

Virginia Democrats Panic

Featured image Paul has been covering the tight race between Republican Glenn Youngkin and Democrat Terry McAuliffe for Governor of Virginia. Youngkin has pulled even or ahead in some polls, and the formerly confident Democrats are beginning to panic. Now they want to change the election rules in the middle of the game: [T]he Democrat-dominated Fairfax Board of Supervisors has asked Gov. Ralph Northam to waive the witness signature requirement that Virginia »

That Fella From Down Under

Featured image “That fella from down under” is what Joe Biden called Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. But on Saturday night (Sunday in Australia), I was the fella from down under as a guest on Sky News Australia’s excellent “Outsiders” program. We covered three or four topics from American news of the day. I think it was a fun and informative segment; I hope you enjoy it: Sunday’s entire Outsiders program can »

The 2020 Election: What Really Happened?

Featured image Controversy has swirled around the 2020 election for almost a year now. What really happened? Did the Democrats steal the presidential election? And if so, how? Mollie Hemingway has been investigating issues surrounding the election since the beginning of 2021. She is one of the best and most fearless analysts and writers now working. (For just one example, see the acceptance speech that she delivered earlier this week upon being »

A new form of voter fraud in California?

Featured image Mail-in voting is fraught with the danger of fraud. The obvious danger is that ineligible voters will cast ballots or have ballots cast in their name. But now comes word from California that eligible voters are in danger of not being able to vote in person on the pretext that they have already voted. And guess what. It appears, anecdotally, that the voters who showed up to vote in the »

William Barr and the DOJ’s investigation of voter fraud in the presidential race

Featured image Politico has a report today about how then-attorney general William Barr upset career Justice Department employees by ordering the Justice Department to investigate claims of voter fraud and how the investigation he ordered “debunked” one such claim relating to Georgia. Ed Morrissey speculates about Barr’s motives in this affair. Here is my understanding of the Justice Department’s probe of election fraud claims in the period after the November 2020 election: »

Election Integrity: An Experiment

Featured image Election integrity is a critically important issue. In Minnesota, we have an administration and particularly a Secretary of State whose object seems to be maximizing opportunities for fraud. We have same-day registration, but no provisional balloting. This means people vote first, and we try to find out whether they are actually qualified after it is too late. Counties send post cards to same-day registrants who can’t verify their names and »

The trouble with Kinko’s

Featured image At Legal Insurrection Ms. Fuzzy Slippers asks “Why Is Kamala The Last Democrat Still Arguing Against Voter I.D.?” The answer to Ms. Slippers’ question has something to do with Kinko’s. According to Harris, rural voters can’t find a Kinko’s at which to copy their id’s. This is true, but that is because FedEx deep-sixed the Kinko’s name in 2008 with an accompanying $891 million charge-off (“non-cash impairment”). That was 13 »

An all-star game worth boycotting [With Comment by John]

Featured image Major League Baseball is heading into the all-star break. Next week, it will hold its home run derby on Monday and the all-star game on Tuesday. Both events, and various others, will be held in Denver, Colorado, not Atlanta, Georgia as originally scheduled. MLB pulled the game from Atlanta because the Georgia legislature passed election integrity reforms that Democrats don’t like and contend are racist. MLB thus inserted itself into »

Supreme Court delivers major blow to Dems’ campaign against state election laws

Featured image On the last day before its summer recess, the Supreme Court upheld two Arizona voting provisions that Democrats and civil rights groups challenged as disproportionately burdening minority voters. The vote was 6-3, with only the three hardcore liberals dissenting. Justice Alito wrote the opinion. That’s always a great sign. Amy Howe at Scotusblog observes that the decision “will make it more difficult to contest election regulations under the Voting Rights »

DOJ sues Georgia over its voting law

Featured image The Biden Justice Department announced yesterday that it is suing Georgia over the voting procedures the state recently adopted. The suit alleges civil rights violations under Section 2 of he Voting Rights Act. It will be prosecuted by Kristen Clarke, the racist head of the Civil Rights Division, with the help, presumably, of her brainy principal deputy, Pam Karlan. On the merits, the lawsuit is a joke. As Andy McCarthy »

Are Democrats Against Voter Fraud? It All Depends

Featured image Several weeks ago, a friend who lives in Minneapolis and is participating in the Democratic caucuses there emailed to point out that when it comes to their own election, the DFL suddenly cares about ballot integrity: Dear ____: You registered as a caucus attendee. ✅ You also confirmed your address. ✅ Now the next step of the caucus is to elect delegates from your precinct. ✅ You are joining a »

The Dems’ lies of Texas

Featured image Rich Lowry notes this inconsistency in the Democrats’ position on filibusters: In Washington, D.C., where Democrats control the White House and both chambers of Congress, the Senate filibuster is portrayed as a Jim Crow relic that is profoundly undemocratic. In Austin, Texas, where Republicans control the governor’s mansion and both chambers of the legislature, House Democrats’ walking out to prevent the passage of a bill with majority support is portrayed »

Coke to Republicans: Why can’t we all just get along?

Featured image When woke corporations started attacking Georgia over its new voting law, Coca-Cola led the charge. Its chief executive James Quincey went on television to declare the law “unacceptable.” But now, following outrage by Republicans over corporate America’s attempt to do the Democrats’ bidding on state election law issues, Coke isn’t so sure that alienating a large portion of the electorate is a good idea. Thus, as Karen Townsend observes, Coke’s »