Written Testimony of Lori Roman, President, American Constitutional Rights Union [...]
Last week, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania’s top election official admitted that duplicate ballots had been sent to registered voters but said he did not know how many were sent, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Trump Threatens To Withhold Michigan Funding Over ‘Illegal’ Absentee Ballot Plan; MI Sec. State Responds
In a social media post Wednesday, President Trump threatened to withhold federal funding to Michigan for what he described as a “rogue Secretary of State” “illegally” sending absentee ballots to 7.7 million people — a claim prompted by Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s announcement of a plan to send absentee ballot applications to qualified Michigan voters.
Federal and state prosecutors in West Virginia announced Tuesday that it they had charged a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier with attempted fraud for allegedly tampering with requests for vote-by-mail absentee ballots.
Although the court sided with state Attorney General Ken Paxton's interpretation of what constitutes a disability, it indicated that it is up to voters to assess their health and determine if they meet the state's definition, which could allow them to vote by mail.
The number of registered voters is fluid. Voters move, they pass away, and in California, people can register to vote when applying for a driver’s license even if they are not citizens. Those residing in institutional settings are a revolving door of voters. Therefore, Governor Newsom’s directive to send a ballot to every “registered voter” is the opposite of vote integrity. The state’s GOP is suing to stop this travesty. We wish them the best in nipping this potential fraud in the bud.
A few weeks ago, ACRU named MI Governor Whitmer “Crisis Tyrant of the Week.” We could add “Vote Fraud Promoter of the Year” to her credentials. Whitmer is sending absentee ballot request forms to both legal MI voters AND 30,000 ineligible voters still on voting rolls in Detroit alone. The state has records of who moved and who died. It would be an easy place to start protecting real voters casting legal votes. Whitmer, so far, is a “no” on integrity measures.
This story is the week’s best example of why universal mailed ballots are a welcome mat for fraud. After being caught changing ballot requests from Democrat to Republican, a West Virginia mailman claimed he did it as a “joke.” Charged with felony vote fraud, we presume Mailman Cooper will find his fines and/or jail time as unfunny as his crime.
ACRU Senior Fellow Hans von Spakovksy with Zack Smith writing for the Heritage Foundation notes the U.S. Supreme Court determined Americans do not have a right to vote by absentee ballot through the mail. But never mind all that, says Texas Judge Fred Biery. Judge Biery is widely known for his bias against religious freedom. Now he can also be famous for elevating his own biases against decisions made by our nation’s highest court.
Pro-vote integrity citizen activist Colleen Vera made a recording of Houston-area Democrat operatives bragging about swaying an election through nursing homes ballot harvesting, and she collected documentation to prove it. It’s amazing what one hero can do. The state’s AG is now investigating. Nursing home vote fraud is all too real.