FEC Commissioner Goodman Warns About Stifling Political Speech on the Internet

Federal Election Commissioner Lee Goodman recently published an excellent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on whether the FEC should regulate political communications posted on the Internet. As a champion of the First Amendment it is no surprise that Goodman’s answer to that question is a resounding “no.”     

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Top 10 Posts for 2014 in the Republican Lawyer Blog

The Top 10 blog posts as selected by RNLA staff and volunteers for 2014. 

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Liberals Look Gift Horse in Mouth as Iowa Moves to Enact Online Voter Registration

Iowa’s Voter Registration Commission is poised to adopt a rule that will allow the state to enact online voter registration for individuals who have a driver’s license or photo ID issued by the Iowa Department of Transportation. By the National Conference of State Legislature’s count, Iowa would be the 22nd state to offer online voter registration.

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North Carolina and the Myth of Voter Suppression

Judicial Watch’s Robert Popper has an excellent piece in today’s Wall Street Journal about the ongoing federal litigation challenging several changes to North Carolina’s election laws and how statistics from November’s election dispel the myth the changes suppressed the vote there. As we have seen in other states that have adopted voter integrity measures such as photo ID laws, North Carolina’s changes are proving to have zero impact on minority turnout, despite the hysterical claims made by the NAACP and Eric Holder’s Department of Justice (DOJ). In fact, African-American voter registration and turnout increased for the 2014 election.

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Another Democrat Exposes Same Day Registration Fraud

In less than two years the most important primary in the nation will take place in New Hampshire.  The long time Democrat Secretary of State Bill Gardner is concerned that Same Day registration can lead to vote fraud.  From a recent TV interview:

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Commissioner Goodman passes baton after stellar chairmanship

As federal agencies go, perhaps only the bungling, vindictive IRS receives more criticism than the Federal Election Commission. The tax-collecting behemoth intentionally targeted its perceived political enemies,repeatedly lied about its conduct, and then “lost” much of the evidence of its wrongdoing. It deserves little sympathy.  

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The Impact of Obama’s Executive Amnesty on the Integrity of Our Elections

Part of the fallout from President Obama’s granting tentative legal status to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants is the impact on the integrity of our elections, specifically is the concern it will make it easier for those covered to register to vote and vote. This issue is explored in a piece today in Bloomberg View that argues Obama’s executive action may spur states to push for laws requiring proof of citizenship to register and/or beefed up ID requirements.

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President Obama Sabotaging Our Elections and Making Elections More Parisian

The President took a step forward toward making elections less partisan and more open fair and honest with the Presidential Commission on Election Administration he announced in his 2013 State of the Union.   While parts of the report of the commission were Democrat talking points (more early voting despite the overwhelming evidence that early voting does not help with turnout), the report led by his own former counsel Robert Bauer had a number of items RNLA could agree with and that garnered support from all sides of the political spectrum. 

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Election Fraud Conviction of Community Organizer in Michigan

Christian Adams at Election Law Center has a good scoop on a recent election fraud conviction of a local left-wing political activist in Southwest Michigan:

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Tea Party stance against Cromnibus Campaign Finance Rider Misguided

RNLA campaign finance blogger Paul Jossey wrote an op-ed in the Daily Caller about Tea Party resistance to the ‘Cromnibus’ campaign finance rider. This apprehension is misplaced. It ignores the benefits stronger parties play in stabilizing government.

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