Voter fraud commission may have violated law

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President Trump’s voter fraud commission may have violated the law by ignoring federal requirements governing requests for information from states, several experts on the regulatory process told The Hill.

Experts say the failure to submit the request to states through the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) violates a 1980 law known as the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). They also say the failure could be significant, since states could argue it means they are under no obligation to respond.

“If the commission gets heavy-handed with them, it seems to me that the states are within their right to say, ‘No, we don’t have to respond because you didn’t go through [OIRA],’” said Susan Dudley, a former OIRA administrator who is now director of the GW Regulatory Studies Center at George Washington University.

After an initial version of this story was published online, the White House in an email argued that the election commission is exempt from the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act, which requires federal agencies to take specific steps before making requests for public information. The reason is simple, according to a spokesman: The commission is not an agency.

“The Paperwork Reduction Act only applies to information collections by agencies,” Marc Lotter, spokesman for Vice President Pence, said in an email. “The Commission is an entity that ‘serve[s] solely to advise and assist the President,’ and is not, therefore, an agency subject to PRA.”

Experts interviewed by The Hill said they believed that the commission did fall under the Paperwork Reduction Act, a 1980 law that requires federal agencies to seek public input, including through a comment period, before making a request for information. A 1995 amendment extended OIRA’s authority to include not only requests for information for the government, but also requests for information to the public.

There are some exemptions from the Paperwork Act’s requirements, but Richard Belzer, a former OIRA economist, said in an email to The Hill that he didn’t recall Trump’s executive order including any provision that would exempt the commission from following the requirements.

Belzer said it would not be unprecedented for OIRA to wave through an approval or issue an exemption at the request of the White House, but he argued this would be “legally dubious” in this case.

Full article: Voter fraud commission may have violated law | TheHill

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Leftist Narrative Fail: 458 People Being Investigated For Voter Fraud In New Hampshire

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Authorities in New Hampshire are investigating hundreds of potential voting fraud cases based on data showing that at least 458 people may have lied about their residency when casting their vote in the 2016 presidential election.

On election day last year, a total 5,903 people voted in New Hampshire using an ID from other states, which is permitted by state law. However, that law requires those without a New Hampshire ID to produce evidence of domicile in the state, notes NH1.

Following up on the votes casted with proof of out-of-state IDs, the NH Secretary of State sent out “6,033 letters to voters with no proof of domicile and so far 458 of the letters have bounced back as undeliverable – a clear sign those who filled them out lied,” suggests the American Mirror

Additionally, the NH Secretary of State’s office sent out another 764 letters to “voters who cast a ballot without a satisfactory photo identification” in this past presidential election. There has yet to be confirmation on how many of those letters bounced back as undeliverable.

Full article: Leftist Narrative Fail: 458 People Being Investigated For Voter Fraud In New Hampshire | Daily Wire

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Florida Election Employees Caught Faking 1,000’s of Stolen Absentee Ballots in Massive Voter Fraud Scheme

You can read the affidavit here.

The affidavit by Chelsey Marie Smith accuses Broward County officials of filling out blank absentee ballots to officials who she saw filling the ballots out at the Supervisor of Elections headquarters.

Smith said she was asked to deliver numerous ballots to a secret locked room where employees were filling out the absentee ballots. At first she was not clear as to what was happening. When she finally clearly saw what was up and reported it, she was terminated and told to never come back!

According to the whistle-blower, the massive voter fraud went on day after day and included what had to be thousands of ballots.

Full article: BREAKING: Florida Election Employees Caught Faking 1,000’s of Stolen Absentee Ballots in Massive Voter Fraud Scheme!

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North Carolina Hillary Supporter Brags on Facebook About Voting Multiple Times

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They keep talking about how voter ID was a “voter suppression” law. These were the votes we were trying to “suppress.”

We were also trying to suppress the dead vote. And the non-citizen vote.

I hope this feed was forwarded to the police.

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Indianapolis Voter Fraud Registration Leads Police To Raid Office

Indiana State Police raided a voter registration agency in Indianapolis after they suspected that hundreds of records may contain false information.

Police said records in a nine-county area in the Hoosier State may contain fake names, addresses and dates of birth.

The probe could take weeks or months to complete, Smith said.

Full article: Indianapolis Voter Fraud Registration Leads Police To Raid Office – #NTB

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Doesn’t Matter If Vote-by-Mail Ballot Signatures Don’t Match…Votes Still Count

U.S. District Judge Mark Walker ruled that county election offices should notify voters if their signature on a vote-by-mail ballot and their voter registration forms don’t match. Voters would then be given a chance to fix the problem by 5 p.m. the day before the election.

The Florida Democratic Party sued the state because currently voters who don’t sign their vote-by-mail ballot are given a chance to fix it. But voters whose signatures don’t match aren’t told about the problem until after the election is over and their ballot is discarded.

Walker said that makes the law unconstitutional.

“It is illogical, irrational, and patently bizarre for the state of Florida to withhold the opportunity to cure from mismatched-signature voters while providing that same opportunity to no-signature voters,” Walker wrote. “And in doing so, the state of Florida has categorically disenfranchised thousands of voters for no reason other than they have poor handwriting or their handwriting has changed over time.”

Meredith Beatrice, a spokeswoman for Secretary of State Ken Detzner, said state officials were reviewing the decision.

It is not clear exactly how many voters would be affected by the decision. But more than 23,000 vote-by-mail ballots were rejected by Florida election officials during the 2012 presidential election where President Barack Obama carried the state by slightly more than 74,000 votes.

Full article: OBAMA NOMINATED JUDGE Sides With Dems In Critical Swing State…Doesn’t Matter If Vote-by-Mail Ballot Signatures Don’t Match…Votes Still Count » 100percentfedUp.com

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Potentially Thousands of Illegal Voters in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania secretary of state’s office recently sent out 2.5 million postcards to licensed drivers who were not registered to vote, inviting them to sign up in time for the November election.

Trouble is, some of those drivers are not American citizens.

One of them was Christopher Staab’s wife, who is a legal U.S. resident but not a citizen. He said he inquired about the matter and was told that his wife got the notice because a Department of Motor Vehicles employee in Butler County coded the information incorrectly. He said the state should ensure the accuracy of its information before inviting millions of people to register.

“Why would you rush this mailing right before an election if it’s not recorded properly?” he asked. “What is going on is not OK.”

Staab said he spoke directly with Secretary of State Pedro Cortés but did not come away satisfied.

“He basically said most are honest,” he said.

Full article: Potentially Thousands of Illegal Voters in Pennsylvania | LifeZette

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