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As Evidence of Election Fraud Emerges, the Media Wants to Keep You in the Dark

election vote fraudIf you have no idea what happened at the second meeting of President Donald Trump’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in New Hampshire on Sept. 12, I’m not surprised.

Though a horde of reporters attended the meeting, almost all of the media stories that emerged from it simply repeated the progressive left’s mantra that the commission is a “sham.”

Almost no one covered the substantive and very concerning testimony of 10 expert witnesses on the problems that exist in our voter registration and election system.

The witnesses included academics, election lawyers, state election officials, data analysts, software experts, and computer scientists.

The existing and potential problems they exposed would give any American with any common sense and any concern for our democratic process cause for alarm.

The first panel included Andrew Smith of the University of New Hampshire, Kimball Brace of Election Data Services Inc., and John Lott. They testified about historical election turnout statistics and the effects of election integrity issues on voter confidence.

Lott also testified that his statistical analyses show that contrary to the narrative myth pushed by some, voter ID does not depress voter turnout. In fact, there is some evidence that it may increase turnout because it increases public confidence in elections.

In a second panel, Donald Palmer, the former chief election official in two states—Florida and Virginia—testified about the problems that exist in state voter registration systems.

He made a series of recommendations to improve the accuracy of voter rolls, including working toward “interoperability” of state voter lists so that states “can identify and remove duplicate registration of citizens who are registered to vote in more than one state.”

Robert Popper, a former Justice Department lawyer now with Judicial Watch, testified about the failure of the Justice Department to enforce the provisions of the National Voter Registration Act that require states to maintain the accuracy of their voter lists.

He said there has been a “pervasive failure by state and county officials” to comply with the National Voter Registration Act, and complained about the under-enforcement of state laws against voter fraud.

Ken Block of Simpatico Software Systems gave a stunning report on the comparison that his company did of voter registration and voter history data from 21 states. He discussed how difficult and expensive it was to get voter data from many states—data that is supposed to be freely available to the public.

According to Block, “the variability in access, quality, cost, and data provided impedes the ability to examine voter activity between states.”

Yet using an extremely conservative matching formula that included name, birthdate, and Social Security number, Block found approximately 8,500 voters who voted in two different states in the November 2016 election, including 200 couples who voted illegally together. He estimated that “there would be 40,000 duplicate votes if data from every state were available.”

Of those duplicate voters, 2,200 cast a ballot in Florida—four times George W. Bush’s margin of victory in 2000. His analysis “indicates a high likelihood [of] voter fraud” and that there is “likely much more to be found.”

As a member of the commission, I testified about The Heritage Foundation’s election fraud database. That non-comprehensive database has 1,071 examples of proven incidents of fraud ranging from one illegal vote to hundreds. It includes 938 criminal convictions, 43 civil penalties, and miscellaneous other cases.

Heritage is about to add another 19 cases to the database. This is likely just the tip of the iceberg, since many cases are never prosecuted and there is no central source for information on election fraud.

The commission also heard about a report published by Shawn Jasper, the Republican speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. That report stated that over 6,500 individuals in 2016 used an out-of-state driver’s license to take advantage of New Hampshire’s same-day registration law to register and vote on Election Day.

Despite a law that requires an individual with an out-of-state license to obtain a New Hampshire license within 60 days of establishing residency in the state, only 15.5 percent have done so.

Many have tried to explain this away be saying those voters must all have been college students living in New Hampshire. Perhaps that is true.

But it may also be true that voters from Massachusetts and other surrounding states decided to take advantage of New Hampshire’s law to cross the border and vote in a presidential and Senate race, which were decided by only 3,000 and 1,000 voters, respectively.

Of course, we won’t know the truth of what happened unless we do what should be done, and what the commission’s critics don’t want to be done: investigate these cases.

Finally, the commission heard from three computer experts—Andrew Appel of Princeton University, Ronald Rivest of MIT, and Harri Hursti of Nordic Innovation Labs. Their testimony about the ability of hackers to get into electronic voting equipment and just about every other device that uses the internet (and even those that don’t) was chilling.

As Appel stated, our challenge is to ensure that when voters go to the polls, they can “trust that their votes will be recorded accurately, counted accurately, and aggregated accurately.” He made a series of “technological and organization” recommendations for achieving that objective.

All in all, the Sept. 12 meeting, which was hosted by Bill Gardner, New Hampshire’s longtime Democratic secretary of state, was both informative and comprehensive. But anyone who didn’t attend would never know that based on the skimpy and biased coverage it received in the media.

The hearing is evidence of the good work the commission is already doing in bringing to light the problems we face in ensuring the integrity of our election process.

From - The Daily Signal - by Hans von Spakovsky

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Wayne Peterkin

Good article. Lest people forget, some very important elections for Senators and at least one for President were decided by roughly 200 votes or less and in the case of the senatorial races there were highly suspect last-minute ballot boxes that tilted those elections. The point is that very important elections including those for president can hang on a single state and on very tiny margins within that state. Election integrity, the American public knowing with no doubt that results are fair, honest and impartial, that the voter’s will was carried out, is so important to our democratic process that it cannot be over emphasized. Honest election results are simply paramount and surpass any other concern. Anything less reduces our nation to third-world status.

PaulE

Yet another example of why a national Voter ID law is essential to ensuring the integrity of our entire voting process. There have been other similar commissions over the decades and all have essentially come to the exact same conclusion. That fraudulent voting is not only possible, but is highly likely to have been occurring in substantial numbers for quite some time. In all cases, the mainstream media has always buried the story, since it contradicts the phony narrative the Democrat Party and the mainstream media have been shoveling down the throats of the American public for years. This current story will also go under-reported or completely ignored by the mainstream media. When the final commission report by this group is issued, it will quickly be filed in the nearest round filing cabinet (garbage can) available. The same place every other similar report has historically ended up. Until the American… Read more »

Martin

By not having ID to vote and having early voting. same day registration, having the Motor Voter law just makes voter fraud that much easier.
Those who believe there is no evidence of voter fraud are the same ones that believed Obama when he said there is not a smidgen of evidence of fraud with the IRS.

Tom Wilde

Just three things PROVE that voter fraud is rampant in this country. One – the Governor of Virginia adamantly refuses to cooperate with any kind of investigation into voter fraud. He and others shriek the usual garbage about “racism” as the reason. California and other states have said the same thing. Simple question. What does “race” have to do with voter fraud? Two – Barack Obama openly invited millions of illegal aliens, refugees, criminals and other kinds on non-eligibles to vote in the November 2016 elections and told them to vote for Clinton. That right there is loud, open blaring PROOF of Democrat voter fraud. The Media allowed him to issue his invitation, then clammed up and pretended it never happened. Three – the entire Democrat Party refuses to participate in any form of comprehensive investigation into voter fraud and has for decades now.. Strike three! Democrats, yer out! The… Read more »

Mamaw5

I once moved from MS to AL with new husband. Stayed one year. Registered to vote, voted in that election. Once I moved back home to MS realized I was still registered in my local poll book. Wonder if, 20 years later, I am still registered in AL? I do know there is fraud and I do know the media covers the sins and crimes of the Dems up…and they are unfairly attacking President Trump. What I do NOT know is when are we going to stop this?

B.J.

I live in Ca, where illegals can receive driver licenses and when they do are also given voter registration forms. The names & addresses of these illegals who filled out the forms were NOT sent to the Voter Registrar Dept. Mail-in ballots WERE sent to the illegals, who could fill them out and mail to the Registrar. There would be no way for the Registrar to parse out any of these illegal ballots. Nobody is talking about this open invitation for voter fraud; Thousands of illegals likely voted.

Burton Pauly

The only solution is to get true voter ID for all qualified voters. And to prosecute all who are guilty of voting illegally. I’m all in for voter ID, because one has to show photo ID for most things . Social Security cards are not truly ID. And neither is a permit to drive…

E Theilen

There is only one reason to NOT have voter ID laws in every state and that is because you want to make it easy for there to be voter fraud.

Carol

We will always have voter fraud, no matter how hard we improve the system. There are always those who want power at any cost and don’t care about how they get it. The best way to keep voting clean is to find those who cheated, prosecute everyone of them and then subract their votes from the totals and deny those candidates that won, their positions if the illegal votes gave them the win, reguardless of which party they are in! Until the politician is denied power for cheating, cheating and voter fraud will always remain a part of our system!

Doug

When is the next meeting of the Advisory Commission on Election Integrity?

This is extremely important work. All states should eagerly be involved and contribute to this effort. Not to is frankly treason against our nation.

Khedoikhe

All of the o bam bam administration should be on trial and prosecuted,including him. We the people voted trump and won. Lock the trash democrats up and shut the fake media down.

Teresa Buhs

Of course they want to keep us in the dark so that the peasants don’t demand voter ID.

Cherie Lynn Davis

All of this information confirms one thing! Voter fraud exists, despite the Democrats’ denial. It is obvious that they do not want oversight as they would never again win another election and they know it!! As it now stands, there are no comprehensive guidelines governing all states to coordinate information to insure fair elections. They are vital to America’s survival as the Founder’s intended and whatever it takes to prevent voter fraud in the future, should be a priority for Congress and every state in the Union. There should be serious consequences, i..e. hefty fines and jail time, for any official in any state refusing to comply and any citizen or non-citizen choosing to abuse voter laws should be dealt with in a like manner.

Don McConnell

New member and I found this so interesting and informative. Thank you so much. It’s also very scary. This needs fixing right now. We need to find a knowledgeable, and independent panel to study and recommend what and how this can be fixed. I believe wholeheartedly President Trump is the. Man to get this done.

Steve

The nutjobs could care less about facts . The illegals voting , dead people voting , felons who break the law and our founding fathers who put into our laws you can’t act civilized you lose all your rights , but the nutjobs hail that as a great victory . Ask the innocent people who have suffered from these thugs , how do you feel that criminals can vote!!??? Wake up America , stop listening to the polls the same polls that said Mr. Trump lost the election .

william

I received my voter ID card in the mail last week here in MESA, AZ.

Kamelhaj

If we take back the media from the left, they lose all their power.

Lora

People say that voting is the most important we have and that people must not be disenfranchised. But, often they are the people who are against voter I’d laws because it might lead to their candidate not being elected. I feel disenfranchised if we cannot have equality and truth in voting!

Bob

I live in NM a sanctuary state. We have 800000 undocumented mexicans out of a population of 1.2 million. All this talk about double voting us good but no one is talking about motor voter, welfare voter, WIC voter and street voter registration. All u have to do is ✔ check the box I am a citizen. In sanctuary state’s whom is going to check actual citizenship.

Maria Rose

As an active poll worker, the dead can vote if someone is aware of the name and information listed on the roll books, and comes in and votes as that person.
Depending on state, most times the only way, we ,the poll workers, have as verification of person is their signature. We can question and have them re-sign but unless they volunteer an authentic ID, we have to accept person as the registered voter.
Voter registration and voting on same day has to have a verification step included, which means that vote has to be done as an affadivit vote.
Sure you want everyone to vote but not fraudulently.