If 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
Can you believe this smokescreen! All this talk of vote fraud revolving around people voting twice or dead people voting is a smokescreen for the real mega-vote fraud happening right under your noses. Those are old school LBJ or Daly in Chicago vote fraud tactics. Wake up! its not the 1950’s anymore. This is the age of computer hacking. ALL of our votes (except for some counties in NH) are “counted” by computerized systems. There is no way to verify a legitimate vote count. Information systems experts describe it: “not a door without locks but a house without doors.”
And the few companies that provide this service are, in effect, a monopoly with the veneer of competition. The media jointly owned ENS (Election News Service) which provided election night data to all media outlets at the same time. Yes the media is part of the scam (anyone surprised?). So they can drop the show of being first to announce the winner of some state– it is all a performance to make the pre-programmed results more believable.
As long as we have an unverifiable vote count, can you be sure you even voted?
Perhaps now you all understand why democrats tell their people to “Vote early and often”.
All it takes is for the left to claim racism, their usual mantra, and all of the snowflakes and Soros gets behind them. Time we used common sense instead of letting the mob rule prevail.
What this article does not explicitly point out is that the report showed the over all majority of these same day voters in NH were in three college towns and the number of actual folks that followed through an what they had said they would do to become residents was miniscule, under 100. It that ain’t fraud, what is?.
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!
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.
Of course, they do. Don’t want people to know it’s more than just an isolated case (if that) here and there. The left better be careful—if voter ID comes into play, and it absolutely should–their push to get rid of the Electoral College will backfire in their faces. Of course, NOT having voter ID would work right into their hands. They would get their votes without illegals, non-citizens and dead people and any other number of people not eligible to vote.
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 .
Politics is violence; it is the use of force to deny freedom of choice, free will, and to punish those who fail to hew to the politicians’ opinions. I don’t see how anyone has the right to take a vote to sanction the politicians to use lethal force against you to control your person and property. I don’t see that as a right, I see it as a crime.
When was the last time lethal force was used against YOU? Stop the BS.
Stop the Democrats’ nonsense about limiting Voter ID Requirements Nationwide!
This is nothing but an attempt to promote illegal voting and eventually create a one-party system in the USA (i.e., a Democratic Party Left-Wing Dictatorship!).
At minimum all voters should be required to present a registered photo id that can be verified as authentic and a nationwide confederation of vote databases which can be used to verify that the voter is alive, authorized to vote and is not able to vote multiple times in the same election in the same state or across multiple states.
With SQL Database technology and skills so readily available and widely used in most commercial, government and military enterprises this is not a difficult task – Only a lot of data to aggregate, which now is available and common practice, except where the political will has been to prevent this.
Likewise, any transactions of value (low to high) conducted today require some form of authentication and identification — To require essentially nothing is ludicrous! So many forms of ID are readily available, used and required today: Driver’s License / Citizen ID Cards / Green Cards (should not vote), Food Stamp Cards (weak choice since there is so much fraud and abuse today with them), Passports, etc.
In addition, ID technologies have become cheap: Card Fraud Technologies for ID cards themselves, Photos, Photos with matching laser digital images in the same card, Biometrics are now cheap and eliminate human errors such as: Hand Geometries, Facial Recognition; Better technologies (still inexpensive) are Fingerprint, Iris Scan (Probably the best today since it can be captured from a few feet away for both eyes even with glassed on and Iris Scan has an accuracy approximating that of a DNA test), for special high-security applications Retinal Eye scanning requires the use of a mono- or binocular viewer. For special cases, multiple of these techniques can be used in combination or alternatively (i.e., if Blind or bandaged Eyes, lost fingers, etc.).
No Cost or Technology Excuse is legitimate or logical against using rigorous Identification, especially for voting along with scrubbed voter roll databases. Whereas, the Dems have only the desire to fabricate & exaggerate Privacy Concerns in order to avoid individual accountability for their transactions — Many times, for sinister reasons such as illegally voting, illegally voting multiple times, criminal activities and the ability hide from actual identification when in police custody to avoid detection when they are wanted for other crimes as well as to enable false release from prison by taking another inmates place, etc.
When people can be ID’ed accurately then they can be treated FAIRLY to receive the benefits they are entitled as well as held accountable for their poor choices and actions. However, the Democrats would prefer not to be accountable for illegal voting or to hold illegal alien criminals accountable as well releasing them in sanctuary cities to commit more crimes and avoid appropriate consequences!
Any factions opposing accurate Voter Identification and Accountability must be considered unpatriotic, sinister and corrupt!
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.
While the headline mentioned Russia, I see no link in the article body. I also do not see any mention of the finding of the commission being squirreled away to the Obama Library where they will not become available for public view for five years. (As I understand an article printed by Judicial Watch.)
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.
I received my voter ID card in the mail last week here in MESA, AZ.
Do you post this on Facebook and other media outlets that support truth in reporting?
Where do you get the idea that FB supports truth in reporting? Zuckerberg is a major donor to Democrats and a self admitted Progressive committed to the cause. He was a big donor to Hillary last year. He routinely holds interviews where he extols the need to make America much more progressive (socialist) and he recently fired an employee for not towing the progressive political line.
Boycott facebook and the NFL you don’t need them. Photo ID should be required for voting and no same day registration.
I’d like to see a requirement to present a tax bill receipt and a photo ID in order to vote.
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.
I would also add that any state that doesn’t cooperate with the commission and clean up their voter registration rolls and also have voter I d would not have their votes counted in the next election and would no longer receive federal funds of any kind.
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.
If we take back the media from the left, they lose all their power.
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.
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.