Federal Court Upholds NC Reforms to Ensure Election Integrity

As we discussed previously, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina upheld North Carolina's voter ID law in a long opinion that thoroughly considered all of the evidence.  The decision also upheld a number of procedural election changes that North Carolina made to ensure the integrity of its elections.

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Senate Should Remain Firm on Not Confirming Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court

With Donald Trump becoming the presumptive Republican nominee for President last week, some conservatives urged the Senate to confirm President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, because they had already given up hope of a Republican victory in the fall.  (Note polls today show that Trump is in a dead heat in key states.)  Putting aside any debate over the outcome of the November election for the moment, this advice to Senate Republicans is not sound.  

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The Immoral and Unconstitional Act of Governor McAuliffe

A Friday afternoon a few weeks back, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe made an unprecedented and likely unconstitutional “executive order” allowing felons to vote.  As National Review wrote:

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Chuck Cooper to be Presented RNLA's Highest Award

The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) is pleased to name Charles “Chuck” Copper as the recipient of the 2016 Ed Meese Award.  Cooper was selected for the Ed Meese Award, named after the 65th United States Attorney General, as he has upheld the rule of law in the face of adverse political challenges. 

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The Left Continues to Try to Effectively Repeal the 1st Amendment

The Left’s war on free speech is not just with Citizens United; it has spread to debate on the issues.  The left is actually trying to chill debate, even criminalize it. 

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An Honest Liberal on Citizen's United

Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have stated they will only appoint Supreme Court Justices who will overturn Citizens United, a promise that would go against judicial ethics.  Noted liberal Michael Kinsley points out why they are wrong on the substance:

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A Third Strike for Obama at the EAC

Yesterday, President Obama nominated Kate Marshall to the Election Assistance Commission (EAC). A brief review of his previous nominations seems to be in order. All too often the Democrats consider election administration in a partisan fashion, seeking to advance a political agenda or scare their base.  

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ICYMI: NY Punishes GOP Election Official For Democrat Errors

It seems like anything goes in New York elections.  New York City's election on April 19 was an election administration disaster with massive problems reported in Democrat precincts.  So how did New York Board of Elections deal with the problem?  (emphasis ours.)

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Federal Court Upholds NC Voter ID Law

Yesterday, Judge Thomas Schroeder of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina upheld North Carolina's voter ID law in a479-page opinion that carefully considered and analyzed all the evidence presented by both sides.  The court also dismissed challenges to other election reforms - more about those in a later post.

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Will McAuliffe’s Fourth Try at Vote Fraud for Virginia Succeed? (Part 1)

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is a former DNC Chair under President Bill Clinton.  As a former DNC Chair, he knows a thing or two about vote fraud and stealing elections for Democrats.  Last Friday, he took the unprecedented step of signing a possibly unconstitutional order (more on that in part II) allowing felons to vote in Virginia, including those convicted of murder, rape, and other violent crimes. 

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