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humphrey

“Am I overreacting?”……………..NO!

Since when have Republicans showed a hint of Election Integrity?

humphrey

Also too. Any involvement of Kris W. Kobach in the matter reeks to high heaven. He is a real gem!

Benny

RNC has our voter profiles anyway that were breached a couple of weeks ago. Why would anyone comply?

Subir Grewal

We should all e-mail ElectionIntegrityStaff@ovp.eop.gov with our thoughts on the subject.

orlbucfan

T and R!! Nope, we need to focus a laser beam on this garbage, and keep it focused.

polarbear4

Geez. Thanks, mags!!!!

humphrey

The group keeps getting worse if that is possible.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/hans-von-spakovsky-voter-fraud_us_59566b20e4b05c37bb7de798

President Donald Trump on Thursday tapped Hans von Spakovsky, one of the most prominent voices for voter fraud, to his federal commission to investigate elections.

Von Spakovsky, who served in the Department of Justice’s voting section and the Federal Election Commission under former President George W. Bush, has long been an unapologetic proponent of voter ID measures. His appointment to the Election Integrity Commission raises serious questions about its neutrality, given his belief in widespread voter fraud and support of restrictive voting measures. Voting rights groups have been critical of the probe, which they say is merely a pretext for implementing more restrictive voting laws and justifying Trump’s claim that millions voted illegally in the 2016 election. Several inquiries have found that while voter fraud does occur, it is not widespread.

“There are few people who have worked harder to push voter suppression efforts than von Spakovsky. He was one of the key drivers of the politicization of the Justice Department’s civil rights work during the Bush administration,” said Kristen Clarke, president of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in a statement. “His appointment makes clear that the Election Integrity Commission is a vehicle intended to promote and advance policies that restrict access to the ballot box.”

Prior to von Spakovsky’s appointment, advocates raised concerns about Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), who is leading the probe. Kobach is a staunch advocate for restrictive voting legislation and pushed a law in his state that required people to prove their citizenship when they register to vote and show photo ID at the polls. Federal courts have stepped in to block the law.

humphrey

Also posted in the open thread.

I am glad for the negative feedback.

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/340311-states-push-back-on-requests-from-voter-fraud-commission

A growing number of states are refusing to cooperate fully with President Trump’s voter fraud commission, setting the stage for a showdown over the nation’s elections.

The White House commission, led by Vice President Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, has asked all 50 states and Washington, D.C., to turn over publicly information on its voters, including names, birth dates, the last four digits of their Social Security numbers and party affiliation if the state law allows in the hopes of shoring up the nation’s election systems.

But state officials are crying foul over the request, refusing to turn over some or all of the information requested by the White House. Some states are going further, lampooning the request as part of an attempt to justify Trump’s repeated claims, presented without evidence, that millions of fraudulent votes were cast in the 2016 election.

Blue states aren’t the only ones refusing to provide information to the commission. A bipartisan list of officials in at least 20 states, including reliably red states like Mississippi and Oklahoma, had pushed back on the request as of Friday afternoon.

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