Elections

Names of non-US citizens increasingly found on voter rolls

Non-American citizens are increasingly found on voter rolls thanks to covert registration methods, with nothing actually stopping them from casting a ballot in an election. Elizaveta Shuvalova, a Russian citizen who became a U.S. citizen only last year, was registered as an eligible voter in 2012 and added to the San Francisco voter rolls, the Washington Times reported. She was perplexed to find herself in the voter rolls, saying she wasn’t an American citizen and didn’t even register to vote. “I’ve never registered for anything in my entire life,” Shuvalova told the paper. “This is news to me.” The woman’s voter log shows that she signed up as a Democrat in July 2012. In 2016, her registration was canceled after she informed election authorities that she wasn’t eligible to vote because she wasn’t yet a U.S. citizen. “This is definitely a shocker to me. It is like an identity fraud because this is not coming from my end,” the woman, who identifies as a Democrat, said. “Like I told you, I haven’t even been a citizen during that time frame. So what can we do about it?” But the case of Shuvalova is part of a larger concern some groups have when it comes to the integrity of elections. They claim that stories like hers are a common occurence in many parts of the country. The Public Interest Legal Foundation, a nonprofit specializing in election integrity, found that non-Americans are being added to voter rolls in states such as Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia. The group says that a large portion of the non-citizens even managed to cast their ballots in elections as well. For instance, in 2017, the group found that nearly 5,600 people on the voter rolls in Virginia were deemed as non-citizens, with a third of them voting in previous elections. “Our voter registration system masks non-citizens and allows the opportunity to vote until they decide to self-report at their own peril. All of this could have been prevented if states actually verified citizen eligibility upfront,” Logan Churchwell, communications and research director for the foundation, told the Times.

For more of this shocking story, click on the text above.

Supreme Court rules state law banning political apparel at polls is illegal

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a Minnesota law banning voters from wearing political apparel to the polls, saying it was too draconian in stifling Americans’ First Amendment rights. The 7-2 decision said it may be possible for states to restrict stridently political T-shirts and buttons, but the justices said Minnesota didn’t justify why its law needed to be so broad. Minnesota’s ban covered any “political badge, political button, or other political insignia” a voter might wear. Andrew Cilek, a state voter, challenged the law after he was told he couldn’t vote in 2010 because he was wearing a T-shirt with the emblem of a local tea party group and had a button asking for poll workers to check his ID. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., writing the majority opinion, said the law left it up to poll workers to decide what was political, creating the potential for conflicting or mischievous decisions over whether something is political. He wondered whether someone wearing a Boy Scout uniform would have to cover it up. “A rule whose fair enforcement requires an election judge to maintain a mental index of the platforms and positions of every candidate and party on the ballot is not reasonable,” the chief justice wrote. Mr. Cilek said the ruling meant free speech and the Constitution prevailed in his legal fight. “It’s ridiculous that the state would dig in its heels to the point we had to take them to the highest court in the nation,” he said. “Well, we showed that our right to free speech doesn’t stop at the polling place. Our Framers would be proud.” The lower courts had sided with the state, which argued the law was meant to avoid campaigning and disturbances near the ballot box. Thursday’s ruling overturns that decision. Justice Roberts said they weren’t striking down other state laws, saying there may be room for states to impose reasonable restrictions that can meet constitutional muster.

Agreed!  A well thought-out decision…and a decision in support of free speech.  For more on today’s ruling by the Supremes, click on the text above.   🙂

GOP keeps control of Virginia House of Delegates as Yancey defeats Simonds in drawing

Virginia Republicans will retain their control of the state House of Delegates after incumbent GOPDel. David E. Yancey held his 94th District seat after defeating Democrat Shelly Simonds in a rare random drawing Thursday in Richmond. After several recounts election officials said the November vote was an exact tie, with the GOP’s 18-year control of the state’s lower house hanging in the balance. The race literally came down to the luck of the draw and Mr. Yancey’s name was pulled out of a blue ceramic bowl by a member of the Virginia State Board of Elections, ending at least for now a political saga that started to unfold after Democrats made stunning gains in the November election, which was widely viewed as a rebuke of President Trump. “The winner of House District 94 is David Yancey,” said James Alcorn, chair of the state board of elections. It was much needed good news for Republicans who had seen their 17-seat majority in the House of Delegates the House of Delegates whittled down to a single seat and a bitter pill to swallow for Democrats who have served in the minority since the 1999 election. With Democrat Ralph Northam winning the governorship, Democrats were on the verge of seizing a much bigger share of power in Richmond. The last time a tie was decided by “lot” in Virginia was for a House of Delegates seat in 1971, but this tie-breaker was seen as more crucial because control of the chamber was up for grabs. “As everybody knows voting is the civic sacrament of democracy and this election has certainly shown the importance of every vote and the power of one single vote,” Mr. Alcorn said minutes before pulling Mr. Yancey’s name. “This election certainly will be a reminder for everybody that every vote counts and we encourage all eligible Virginians to participate in elections.” Mrs. Simonds attended the event. Mr. Yancey did not. The drawing came a day after a three-judge panel in Newport News refused to reconsider the decision it made regarding a contested ballot, paving the way for the high-profile tie-breaker. “This election has certainly shown the importance of every vote and the power of one single vote,” Mr. Alcorn said minutes before pulling Mr. Yancey’s name.

Crazy..  Next time someone says, “my vote doesn’t matter,”…have them read this.  To see a video of the drawing of Mr. Yancey’s name, click on the text above.

Analysis: Why Democrats are scared to death of voter fraud investigations

As President Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity met on Tuesday in New Hampshire to discuss voter fraud, the usual liberal suspects cried wolf. During last year’s election, the president voiced what we know — that voter fraud exists. The only question is to what degree, and that’s the mission of the commission. For anyone who dismisses concerns about voter fraud, the unhinged reaction by the left at investigating it should, at the very least, make a logical person wonder what they’re so concerned about. After all, if you believe the issue is false, or at the most an irrelevant factor in end results, you should welcome confirmation of that fact. Unless, of course, one fears the actual outcome may prove how voter fraud impacts local and state races to the point of shifting the balance of power in Washington, D.C. Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state and vice chairman of the president’s commission, has already caused quite the stir. In a Breitbart article, Mr. Kobach revealed that out-of-state voters may have changed not only the outcome of the New Hampshire U.S. Senate race, but also could have impacted who won the state’s presidential contest. Mr. Kobach’s assertion is quite simple and demands an investigation, which is exactly what the commission will do. He noted that New Hampshire is a state with same-day voter registration, which eliminates the ability to determine the eligibility of those voters. He said that last year there were 6,540 same-day registrants with out-of-state driver’s licenses. The state requires residents to obtain a state driver’s license within 60 days of moving, yet since the election “5,313 of those voters neither obtained a New Hampshire driver’s license nor registered a vehicle in New Hampshire. They have not followed the legal requirements for residents regarding driver’s licenses, and it appears that they are not actually residing in New Hampshire. It seems that they never were bona fide residents of the State.” This number, Mr. Kobach pointed out, is large enough to have made the difference in the state’s U.S. Senate race as well as the presidential election. Hillary Clinton won the swing state by only 2,738 votes. Incumbent Republican Kelly Ayotte lost her Senate seat to Democrat Maggie Hassan by the slim margin of 1,017 votes. Some critics of Mr. Kobach’s assertion argue that the driver’s license issue could reflect voting by out-of-state college students who live in New Hampshire. Sure, that’s possible, so let’s find out, shall we? Liberals usually claim if there is fraud, it’s so small and isolated that it doesn’t impact end results. The margins in New Hampshire prove the falsity of that argument. This issue and others were discussed in Manchester on Tuesday, as a cacophony of liberal whiners and harpies demanded a dismantling of the commission itself. Because, you know, it’s just so much easier to burn down something with which you disagree. Just ask the #Resist gang antifa. The ACLU’s farcical headline serves as a good example of how panicked the left really is: “Kris Kobach Pushes Voter Fraud Lies While Meeting With Fellow Suppression Activists.” Looks like they ran out of room for “Klan,” “Nazi,” and “Puppy killers.” Prior to this week’s meeting, Stephen Dinan of The Washington Times reported on the thousands of comments that have poured into the commission. “For a problem that critics say doesn’t exist, Americans seem to have a lot of stories of voter fraud or the potential for it. They are sharing those stories with President Trump’s voter integrity commission as it wades into one of the administration’s thorniest fights,” Mr. Dinan reported. “Democrats have vowed to use the legislative process to try to derail the commission. Last month, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer of New York compared the commission to the white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, and said he would try to eliminate the panel as part of a must-pass bill,” The Times noted. Why so afraid, Chuck? The issue of voter fraud must be addressed so every voter can be sure that their right as a citizen is not being erased by a fraudulent vote. Last year, this newspaper reported on a variety of fraudulent situations demanding reviews, including dead people voting in Colorado, illegals voting in Virginia, some Pennsylvania citizens voting twice, underage voters voting in the Wisconsin primary, and vote rigging in Texas. Meanwhile, “[A] Heritage Foundation database tracking documented voter fraud now contains 492 cases and 773 criminal convictions, with untold other cases unreported and unprosecuted,” the National Review reported. “Across the country, as Heritage’s database shows, voter-fraud convictions include everything from impersonation fraud and false registrations to ineligible voting by felons and noncitizens. American voter fraud continues apace, and the United States remains one of the only democracies in the world without a uniform requirement for voter identification,” the magazine continued. Democrats and their allies are afraid of something — an end to a scheme that they have relied on for far too long. And now, with the president’s voter fraud commission and the tenacity of people like Mr. Kobach, perhaps they’re also afraid of losing a Senate seat and an increase of Mr. Trump’s 2016 electoral college victory.

Exactly!!  And well said, Tammy.  NY Times best-selling author, and radio talk-show host Tammy Bruce brought us that outstanding op/ed.  As we’ve documented here at The Daily Buzz on numerous occasions, voter fraud in this country is HUGE, and a problem which the dominantly liberal mainstream media either avoids or lies about, and which Democrat politicians like at the state and federal level fight tooth and nail.  We’ll continue to document this problem, and applaud the President for putting a commission to actually investigate this issue.  After all, we the actual legal, registered, voters have a right to know if our votes are counting.

Opinion/Analysis: If voter fraud by out-of-state Democrats managed to sway New Hampshire elections the implications are huge

Did voter fraud in New Hampshire save ObamaCare from being repealed? The Presidential Commission on Election Integrity is meeting Tuesday in New Hampshire and may eventually provide an answer. A debate is raging in the state, home of the first presidential primary, about whether state election laws were violated last November by out-of-state Democrats who entered New Hampshire and took advantage of the same-day voter registration law to falsely claim they were New Hampshire residents. The election featured a photo-finish race for president – Hillary Clinton won by 2,467 votes – and in the race for the U.S. Senate. Democrat Maggie Hassan narrowly defeated incumbent GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte by only 1,017 votes. Since all of New Hampshire’s neighboring states are Democratic, it’s likely that if any of their residents crossed into New Hampshire to use the same-day voter registration law to cast ballots most of these people voted Democratic. That could have wound up costing Ayotte and possibly Trump a victory in New Hampshire. Should that have happened, the implications are huge. Trump won the Electoral College comfortably, but he could easily have been in a position where the Granite State’s four electoral votes would have determined the outcome of the presidential race. As for Ayotte, Republicans in the Senate failed to pass a “repeal and replace” bill for ObamaCare by only a single vote. If Ayotte had been in the Senate, she would have provided that missing vote and ObamaCare would have been repealed. Lawmakers would now be in the middle of a rousing debate over how to replace ObamaCare. In the 15 states that have same-day voter registration, the vast majority of voters who use the law are recent arrivals who’ve moved from other states. But apparently not in New Hampshire. The vast majority of the 6,240 voters in New Hampshire who registered on the same day they cast ballots – 70 percent – used out-of-state identification to prove their identities, according to the Public Interest Legal Foundation. That’s something that people who have just moved into the state can do, prior to obtaining New Hampshire ID. Some of the out-of-state ID holders were no doubt college students using ID from their home states, even though state law requires they get a New Hampshire ID within 30 days of moving into the state to be considered a true resident. But only about 7 percent of those same-day registrants went on to obtain New Hampshire driver’s licenses and only 3 percent have since registered vehicles in New Hampshire – a state with very little public transportation. This raises serious questions about whether many of the people who took advantage of same-day registration to vote were out-of-state residents voting improperly in the Granite State. Kris Kobach, the vice chair of the presidential commission and the secretary of state for Kansas, says the anomalies are important because they could have swung both the Senate race that Ayotte narrowly lost and the presidential race the Trump barely lost. New Hampshire lawmakers have already recognized the problems that same-day registration poses for the integrity of their elections. Last spring, a bill was signed into law that clearly requires anyone registering to vote less than 30 days before an election take one of more specified steps to make New Hampshire “the one place, more than any other, from which he or she engages in the domestic, social, and civil activities of participating in democratic self-government.” Examples would be changing one’s driver’s license and registering a vehicle in the state. So in the future, New Hampshire will have some mechanism in place to ensure that only its residents vote, rather than having drive-in partisans and overeager political activists from other states cancel out the ballot of legitimate voters.

This article written by veteran reporter John Fund is a follow up to this shocking story out of New Hampshire that we reported the other day (scroll down about 5 articles).

Nearly 2 million non-citizen Hispanics illegally registered to vote

A large number of non-citizen Hispanics, as many as 2 million, were illegally registered to vote in the U.S., according to a nationwide poll. The National Hispanic Survey provides additional evidence for use by anti-voter fraud conservatives and bolsters an analysis by professors at Old Dominion University who say non-citizens registered and voted in potentially large numbers. President Trump has announced he will appoint a task force on voter fraud headed by Vice President Mike Pence. He says he wants the investigation to focus on inaccurate voter registration rolls, which are maintained by the states and the District of Columbia. “It is a fact and you will not deny it, that there are massive numbers of non-citizens in this country who are registered to vote,” White House adviser Stephen Miller told ABC News. “That is a scandal. We should stop the presses.” The little-noticed Hispanic survey was conducted in June 2013 by McLaughlin and Associates to gauge the opinions of U.S. resident Latinos on a wide range of issues. Inside the poll is a page devoted to voter profiles. Of the randomly selected sample of 800 Hispanics, 56 percent, or 448, said they were non-citizens, and of those, 13 percent said they were registered to vote. The 448 would presumedly be a mix of illegal immigrants and noncitizens who are in the U.S. legally, such as visa holders or permanent residents. A 1996 federal law, and other statues, makes it a felony for non-citizens to register.

This is a follow up to our earlier article a couple weeks ago where a study found that over 800,000 illegals voted in the last presidential election.  All of this is more than ample evidence to warrant a thorough investigation into just how wide spread voter fraud is in this country.  THEN, we need to take proactive, substantive actions to prevent it from happening again going forward.

Investigation Finds People Voting Twice in Colorado

An ongoing CBS4 voter fraud investigation has uncovered a dozen cases where Coloradans are suspected of voting twice. Previous CBS4 Investigations revealed ballots cast in the names of Coloradans who had been dead for months– sometimes years- before votes were cast in their names. In six of the new cases, voting records show the same people voting twice in Colorado elections. In another six cases, people are suspected of voting in Colorado and another state during the same election cycle.

To read about the individual stories, click on the text above.