Co-Chair Bauer’s Firm Doesn’t Follow his Commission’s Recommendations on Elections

Today, the Co-Chairs of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA) testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration on their recent report recommending improvements to voting in the United States. Among the key recommendations made by the Co-Chairs, Democrat Bob Bauer and Republican Ben Ginsberg, was to expand interstate data sharing agreements for voter registration list maintenance. Particularly, the Commission recommends that “[s]uch projects should strive to improve the accuracy of voter registration records, enhance the ability to detect ineligible voting and prosecute voter fraud, reduce administrative costs, and increase registration rates.”

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Public Financing 2.0?

Last week House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Paul Sarbanes published an op-ed in the Washington Post discussing H.R. 20, the Government by the People Act. The bill seeks to balance the effect of Citizens United, which according to the op-ed “shook the foundation of our democracy.” The Act would provide:

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NAACP Requires ID to Protest ID

At the 2012 Democrat convention delegates were required to have IDs to vote.  Given the extreme rhetoric against voter ID this was the height of hypocrisy.   Well the NAACP has got into the act.  To protest Voter ID in North Carolina, they advised protesters to bring an ID.

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Obomination: Presidential Report Proves Again Liberals Would Rather Cry Race Than Fix Elections

A major bipartisan commission that includes prominent Democrats and Republicans issues a report making recommendations to improve our elections. However, over time some Democrats and the far left not only disagree with the report, they label all those who attempt to implement many of its recommendations (even fellow Democrats) as in favor of voter suppression and either state or imply that they are “racist.”

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Early Voting Debate Part II: More Spending on Elections?

Following up on the thoughtful piece by Professors Eugene Kontorovich and John McGinnis or early voting, J. Christian Adams writes eight reasons against early voting.  While the professors laid out the case against early voting from a civic duty and traditional angle, Adams goes after early voting by undercutting the very reason its proponents are advocating it.

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When it comes to politics, no NSA needed

Despite the President’s recent reassurances, Americans continue to question how much government snooping is acceptable in a free society. But in the political arena, the spooks don’t need clandestine technology to monitor our every move. They ply their trade in election boards and commissions throughout the country. No matter how minuscule the expenditure, obscure the speaker, or trivial the issue, political activity is forcibly registered, catalogued, categorized, and published.

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Are Democrat Attorneys General Becoming Governor Generals?

On the most basic level an Attorney General is the leading law enforcement official for the state or country.  He is most definitely not a legislator or governor.  Yet as Colorado Attorney General John Suthers points out that is what many Attorneys General are becoming:

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Vote Fraud: Ironic and "Legal"

New Hampshire editorial pointed out yet another ironic vote fraud case:

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The Early Voting Debate

Professors Eugene Kontorovich and John McGinnis have a very thoughtful article on the subject of early voting. One of their points is as follows:

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Obama's State of the Union: "The President that Richard Nixon Always Wanted to Be"

 A few reactions to the State of the Union from the perspective of the law.  First off some of the key legal excerpts from the speech are here onProfessor Josh Blackman’s blog. 

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