When “F” Stood for Freedom at the FEC

In a series of crucial votes yesterday, the Federal Election Commission defied Washington’s hyper-partisan zeitgeist and its own recent history to garner votes necessary to update its regulations and strengthen the political parties. In rulemakings concerning Citizens United v. FEC and McCutcheon v. FEC, the Commission broke longstanding deadlocks and looked to the future with an advance notice of proposed rulemaking. The Commission also approved an Advisory Opinion Request, which will allow the political parties to set up separate accounts to fund their conventions within FECA’s hard money limits.

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The EPA is "pulling" an IRS

Yet another federal agency under the Obama Administration has lost federal records – this time, the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Democrats are Losing the "War Against Voter ID"

With one month to go before the 2014 midterm elections, the Democrats are losing the “war against voter ID,” and bad. As explained by John Fund and Hans Von Spakovsky,

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ICMYI: NY Ballot Box Stuff Scheme Now Importing People from Israel

In the last two years in New York we thought we had seen it all when it comes to vote fraud but apparently not. In the tiny town of Bloomingburg, New York, voters are even coming from Israel in a scheme, in the words of a judge to “stuff the ballot box.”

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Are Californians Tiring of Liberal and Incompetent Election Administration?

The Help America Vote Act was passed in 2002.  One of its requirements was states clean up their voter rolls.  In the twelve years since then, California is the only state not to comply with this provision.  Worse, the office has languished under Democrat control where nothing is done and even the LA Times points out that there is “little urgency.”

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Another "Win" for Campaign Finance Freedom

On September 20, 2014, a Colorado District Court ruled on the pending case regarding political party contribution limits for the Colorado Republican Party’s independent expenditure committee (IEC). District Judge Robert L. McGahey, Jr. granted summary judgment for the Colorado Republican Party (CRP).

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We Need a Special Counsel to Investigate IRS Targeting of Conservatives

On May 7, 2014, a bipartisan House Resolution was passed, calling for Eric Holder to appoint a Special Counsel in the investigation of the IRS targeting of conservative groups.

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RNLA Responds to Dirty Tricks by Arkansas Official Illegally Cancelling Registration of Republican Attorney General Candidate

The RNLA has responded to news that Larry Crane, a Democratic County Clerk in Arkansas, has cancelled the voter registration of the Republican candidate for Attorney General, Leslie Rutledge, a step almost certainly in violation of federal law. The clerk, citing Rutledge’s registration in both Washington, DC and Arkansas, cancelled the candidate’s registration on Tuesday, only 34 days before the November election notwithstanding the fact that Rutledge renewed her voter registration and voted in Arkansas after no longer residing in Washington, DC. The National Voter Registration Act prohibits officials from conducting these types of activities within 90 day period before a federal election. 

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Obamacare Loses Again

Yesterday, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt won a victory for the rule of law when he successfully challenged illegal subsidies used to compel states to accept Obamacare. In a decision in favor of the State of Oklahoma's motion for summary judgment, US District Judge Ronald White ruled that the IRS provision enacted outside of congressional authority was "arbitrary, capricious, and abuse of discretion or otherwise not in accordance with the law."  In 2012, General Pruitt was the first to file a lawsuit challenging the use of taxpayer-funded subsidies to enforce Obamacare in states that had chosen to not establish a healthcare exchange under the law. General Pruitt said of the victory:

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Another Democrat State Representative in Hot Water Over Voter Fraud

Connecticut State Representative Christina Ayala (D-Bridgeport) was arrested September 26 on 19 charges of voting fraud.

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