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Perry invited to attend Florida pastor policy briefing as part of Christian voter drive

By | 09.16.11 | 5:43 pm

Image by Matt MahurinGov. Rick Perry may join Focus on the Family’s James Dobson and other conservative figures during a two-day “Pastor Policy Briefing,” in Orlando, Fla., an October event being organized by David Lane, who also directed fundraising for Perry’s August prayer rally, “The Response.”

Court Rules Arizona Can’t Demand Proof of Citizenship for Voter Registration

By | 10.26.10 | 6:03 pm

The state of Arizona cannot require documents proving citizenship for new voter registration, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. The court ruled that a 2004 law created by Proposition 200 that made voters show a birth certificate, driver’s license or passport before registering to vote violated federal law. More…

Kobach Claims Illegal Immigrant Voting Is Rampant

By | 10.25.10 | 4:20 pm

Via Talking Points Memo, Kris Kobach, the Republican nominee for Kansas Secretary of State who is quickly making a name for himself as an anti-immigration hardliner, is hoping to win votes by claiming illegal immigrants are fraudulently registering to vote in large numbers in his state. “Voter fraud More…

Florida News - October 28, 2008

With voting rights groups reeling, new registrations decline

By | 10.15.10 | 6:00 am

After more than a decade of success expanding voter rolls, voting rights advocates are noting a disturbing trend in the run-up to the 2010 elections. Dramatically fewer groups are engaged in registering voters during the current election cycle than in previous midterm elections, and fewer voters, especially in poorer areas More…

In Texas, a Fire Kindles Fears of Voter Fraud

By | 09.23.10 | 3:37 pm

Democrats actually have a chance of winning a few races in Texas this year, but to do so, they have to be able to vote. In Harris County, a key county where progressives have targeted voter registration efforts, an August fire destroyed much of the the county’s voting infrastructure.

ACORN Wins Rare Injunction Against Defunding Law

By | 12.12.09 | 1:34 pm

In a highly unusual move, a federal court in New York issued a preliminary injunction late Friday afternoon to stop the government from enforcing a new law Congress passed that defunded the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN. The court found that the law likely More…

McCain Campaign Has Own Voter-Registration Scandal

By | 10.22.08 | 6:02 am

After weeks of escalating Republican attacks on the Assn. of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, for alleged voter registration fraud, it turns out the McCain campaign has its own fraud charges to respond to.

The Huffington Post reports that McCain has paid $175,000 to Lincoln Strategy Group, a More…

Federal Appeals Court Rules for GOP in Ohio Matching Case

By | 10.15.08 | 9:55 am

Yesterday, the full Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals handed a surprising victory to state Republicans by requiring Ohio election officials to check all new voters’ registration information against existing databases by Friday.

As the Associated Press reports, the court, sitting en banc (all 16 judges), reversed the ruling just last More…

Attacks on ACORN Just Keep on Coming

By | 10.15.08 | 6:01 am

It’s amazing the vitriol that the community-organizing group ACORN has inspired among the right in this election cycle.

In recent days, the National Review jumped on the bandwagon, referring to the low-income ACORN workers who register new voters as “lazy crackheads” — supposedly quoting another ACORN worker it deemed More…

A Glimpse Into ACORN’s Procedures

By | 10.14.08 | 5:18 pm

I just received some materials from ACORN that shed light on its procedures for handling falsified registrations.

Consider the following example from Lake County, IN., which many critics of ACORN have pointed to as a case of voter fraud: