Results 1 to 2 of 2
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Judy

Thread: What Trump’s ‘Major Investigation into Voter Fraud’ Could Look Like

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

  1. #1
    Administrator Jean's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    California
    Posts
    61,518

    What Trump’s ‘Major Investigation into Voter Fraud’ Could Look Like



    by LOGAN CHURCHWELL
    25 Jan 2017
    Washington, D.C.

    Partisan outrage and media curiosity swirled anew early Wednesday morning when President Trump announced on Twitter his decision to charge his administration with investigating “voter fraud”, potentially leading to reforms made in the future.
    White House spokesman Sean Spicer was careful to note in his Wednesday briefing that any “investigation”–regardless of the form it takes–would not be limited to the recent 2016 Election and focus more broadly on issues related to outdated voter records where people had died, moved or became ineligible.

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) quickly threw cold water on the announcement by castigating Trump for wanting to “investigate something that can clearly be proven to be false,” Roll Call reported. The former Speaker of the House added that she felt sad for the new White House occupant, noting that she “even prayed for him”. Republican National Lawyers Association Executive Director Michael Thielen disagreed, arguing in a statement that Democrats “deny reality”, but grants that America’s decentralized system of elections and current integrity controls largely make voter fraud “hard to catch and hard to prosecute.”

    For what may appear to be a herculean research task, there exists clear precedent for how a Trump Administration could move forward. The most direct avenue to study weaknesses in voter registration systems would be for the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department to return to its practice of enforcing Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act against counties and states that allow their records to fall into disrepair. The federal law requires local jurisdictions to create uniform and nondiscriminatory measures that remove dead, relocated, and otherwise ineligible voters from the rolls. When research demonstrates that a state is apparently failing the task, the DOJ has the option to bring a suit to force a correction. The Bush Justice Department made multiple examples of states in this manner when jurisdictions in Missouri, Arkansas, Indiana, Maine, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania were not properly maintaining records.

    As the DOJ record shows, the changeover to the Obama DOJ exhibited an abrupt halt to such activity, leaving nonprofit organizations like the Public Interest Legal Foundation and the American Civil Rights Union to bring similar cases when the feds refused. These groups found that 141 counties across the United States had more registered voters than residents aged 18 and up. Shortly before Trump’s announcement, the organizations inked a settlement with one Mississippi county that would begin to clean its records after showing greater than 110 percent registration there. Without a DOJ willing to loom large over states in apparent violation, nonprofits will be slow to enforce federal laws on their own without budgets comparable to the Civil Rights Division.

    The Trump Administration also has the option to empanel a commission in the mold of Carter-Baker, which in 2005 set out 87 recommendations for election reform that most notably argued photo voter identification rules should be passed either on a federal or individual state levels, according to The Washington Post. The duo also found that at the time, 46,000 New York City residents maintained dual voter registrations in various Florida counties. In response, the Commission stressed that states adopt updated standards to compare data that would better identify duplicate voter registrations.

    A Trump Justice Department can also revive enforcement of a criminal statute that apparently was missing from former Attorney General Eric Holder’s law books: 42 U.S.C. § 1973i(e). Twice, the Obama DOJ declined to prosecute cases where individuals voted more than once in a single federal election despite national media coverage. A Democrat candidate for Maryland’s First Congressional District, Wendy Rosen, resigned from the race after her pattern of double voting in Florida and Maryland came to light in September 2012, according to The Washington Post. The Baltimore Sun later reported a plea agreement in state court was made in 2013. Shortly after the 2012 Election, Cincinnati voter Melowese Richardson admitted to casting multiple ballots to help President Obama’s re-election chances in front of a local television camera. State prosecutors brought appropriate charges while a U.S. Attorney did not. Breitbart News later reported that Ms. Richardson was labeled a hero for voting rights by the Ohio Democratic Party in 2014.

    Whether “millions” of noncitizen voters cast ballots or not in the 2016 Election will likely prove a mystery since federal and state laws do not currently require proof of citizenship when registering to vote or verification after the fact. If states follow Kansas’ lead and enact such reforms, the level of uncertainty surrounding this question will likely reduce to zero in future elections.

    http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/...aud-look-like/
    Support our FIGHT AGAINST illegal immigration & Amnesty by joining our E-mail Alerts at http://eepurl.com/cktGTn

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    41,757
    This is a job for the DOJ Civil Rights Division, because for every illegal vote that cancels out a citizen vote, the civil rights of the citizen were violated. The right to vote and have your vote counted without being canceled out by an illegal vote is a fundamental civil right of all US citizens.

    And we aim to protect those rights and prosecute violators. Maybe sue them too!

    No Commissions. Just a very simple but necessary DOJ Civil Rights Division Investigation.
    Beezer likes this.

Similar Threads

  1. President Donald Trump Says He Will Ask for ‘Major Investigation’ Into Voter Fraud
    By Judy in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 01-25-2017, 02:42 PM
  2. Bill O'Reilly Calls On Trump To Launch Investigation Into "Illegal Alien" Voter Fraud
    By Jean in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-25-2017, 11:03 AM
  3. Largest Voter Fraud Investigation in Texas History Underway
    By lorrie in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-17-2016, 08:02 PM
  4. Investigation Reveals Lax Punishment for Voter Fraud
    By Newmexican in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-29-2014, 11:53 AM
  5. 2 More People Charged in Voter Fraud Investigation
    By Newmexican in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-24-2013, 11:12 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •