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How Apportionment Defrauds American Citizens

May 5, 2021 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ The news that six states will gain seats in the House of Representatives and another seven will lose seats, thanks to new census numbers, was widely reported. What was missed, though, is that the inclusion of noncitizens, including illegal aliens, in the population used to determine apportionment means that many […]

Leftists’ Objections To Election Reform In West Virginia Seem Like A Parody Of Themselves

April 8, 2021 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ The Judiciary Committee of the West Virginia House of Representatives held a virtual hearing on an election reform bill on April 5. What took place was like a story from the parody site The Babylon Bee. I was invited to testify in support of the bill by some West Virginians, […]

The New York Times Can’t Get Basic Facts Right On Election Reform

March 27, 2021 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky and Jessica Anderson ~ Not surprisingly, the New York Times is pushing liberal talking points when it falsely asserts in an article from Tuesday that reforms by state legislatures to remedy the vulnerabilities in their election laws are “voting restrictions.” Trying to guarantee the fairness and integrity of the election process, when […]

CNN’s Biased ‘Facts First’ Can’t Get Its Facts Straight About HR 1 Or Pence

March 7, 2021 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ The so-called “mainstream” media, including CNN, is apoplectic over former Vice President Mike Pence’s recent commentary in The Daily Signal in which he says that “election integrity is a national imperative.” Apparently, they disagree, and don’t like that he points out the serious problems with HR 1, which just passed […]

As Biden Attorney General, Merrick Garland Will Face Political Pressures

January 12, 2021 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ With President-elect Joe Biden’s choice of federal Judge Merrick Garland as his new attorney general last week, the question arises: Will Garland carry out his responsibilities in a nonpartisan manner, or will he return the Justice Department to the days of the Obama-Biden administration — when, as I have argued, Eric Holder […]

Effort To Win Georgia Senate Races By Bringing In Out-Of-Staters To Vote Is Illegal

November 17, 2020 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ Celebrities and politicians urging people to visit Georgia and falsely claim residency for the sole purpose of voting in two critical U.S. Senate runoff elections Jan. 5 are advocating criminal actions and should be ashamed of themselves. This call for voter fraud should be rejected. The Georgia runoff elections are extraordinarily important […]

US Election Fraud Is Real – And Its Impact Is Being Ignored

November 4, 2020 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ Mark Harris was riding high on Election Day in 2018. The Republican candidate for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District had beaten his Democratic opponent in a very close race. Next stop: the U.S. House of Representatives. Or so it seemed. Harris had won by 905 votes, a margin of only […]

Pelosi Bill To Remove President From Office Is A Needless Political Stunt

October 20, 2020 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ Although House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed earlier this month that President Donald Trump is “in an altered state right now,” she is the one who appears to be in an “altered state” if she thinks she can use congressional authority under the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office. It seems that […]

Tens Of Thousands Of Cases Of Possible Vote Fraud Cited In New Report

October 6, 2020 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky and Kaitlynn Samalis-Aldrich ~ One of the constant refrains from those who oppose election reforms designed to protect the security and integrity of the voting process is that serious vote fraud is a myth. But as a shocking new report from the Public Interest Legal Foundation shows, those naysayers could not be more wrong. The […]

The Washington Post’s ‘Fact Checker,’ Not Pence, Deserves The 4 Lying ‘Pinocchios’

August 9, 2020 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ Glenn Kessler, the so-called “fact checker” at The Washington Post, this week called out Vice President Mike Pence’s answer to an interview question about election fraud. But it’s Kessler, not Pence, who deserves four “Pinocchios” for many of the misleading claims he makes about it in his column. Pence said: […]

The Risks Of Mail-In Voting

August 1, 2020 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ Many people misinterpreted President Donald Trump’s tweet Thursday morning about a possible delay in the Nov. 3 election as a threat by him to postpone the election. But that’s not what his tweet said—and in any event, no president has the power to delay Election Day. “The president is simply […]

Supreme Court Ruling On Illegal Immigration A Victory For Trump

June 28, 2020 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky and Cully Stimson ~ In a victory for border security that will help the federal government regain control over the immigration process, the Supreme Court has upheld commonsense rules used by the Trump administration to effectively deter illegal immigrants from making false asylum claims. The 7-2 ruling by the high court Thursday allows the […]

DACA Ruling Is Supreme Court’s Latest Act Of Political Timidity

June 19, 2020 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ With the Supreme Court’s latest erroneous decision on immigration, Chief Justice John Roberts and other justices have done lasting damage to the Constitution, the rule of law, and accountable government. It is not just the legally wrong decision Thursday in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of […]

Appeals Court Rebukes Imperious Judge Over Absurd Absentee Ballot Ruling

June 15, 2020 by

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By Zack Smith and Hans von Spakovsky ~ The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has taken federal District Judge Fred Biery to the proverbial woodshed over an outlandish order he issued in late May. In that order, Biery required Texas to allow all voters to vote by mail even if they didn’t […]

Database Swells To 1,285 Proven Cases Of Voter Fraud In America

May 10, 2020 by

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By Kaitlynn Samalis-Aldrich and Hans von Spakovsky ~ All-mail elections have received heightened attention in the media these past few weeks. Prominent liberals highly endorse the idea, claiming it allows people to do their patriotic duty without risking being infected by the coronavirus. In reality, without rigid safeguards to prevent fraud, misuse, and voter intimidation, […]

Potential For Fraud Is Why Mail-In Elections Should Be Dead Letter

April 11, 2020 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky and Kaitlynn Samalis-Aldrich ~ Twice the usual number of suspects, including CNN’s combative Jim Acosta, have been criticizing President Donald Trump for the concerns he has raised about elections conducted entirely by mail. As the president said in a tweet, we do need absentee ballots for “many senior citizens, military, and others who […]

‘Panic In The Streets’: Life Imitates Art With Coronavirus

March 19, 2020 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ In 1950, the great Hollywood director Elia Kazan produced a movie, “Panic in the Streets,” about a desperate attempt to stop a pandemic (pneumonic plague, the pulmonary version of the bubonic plague, or “Black Death”) from spreading out of New Orleans and across the United States. What’s most interesting about […]

Trump Begins Counterattack On Sanctuary Cities

February 17, 2020 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky and Lora Ries ~ With the recent federal lawsuits filed against California, New Jersey, and King County, Washington, the Trump administration has finally launched a fierce counterattack against the sanctuary movement. States and local jurisdictions that provide a safe haven for dangerous criminal aliens and obstruct federal immigration enforcement are on notice. Until […]

The Double Voting Problem

January 25, 2020 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky and Kaitlynn Samalis-Aldrich ~ It’s 2020, which means election year is upon us. And although Washington is currently preoccupied with the impeachment melodrama going on in the Senate, we should not lose sight of problems in our voter registration and election process that imperil the integrity of upcoming local, state, and federal elections. […]

Trump’s Impeachment Would Mean A Senate Trial. Here’s How That Would Work.

December 15, 2019 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ The vote by the House Judiciary Committee Friday to adopt two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump makes it clear that Democrats are moving full speed ahead on the road to impeachment—regardless of the merits of their accusations or the integrity of their process. But speeding down this road looks like […]

The Left’s Revealing Overreaction To Attorney General Barr’s Landmark Speech

November 25, 2019 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ Watching the hysterical reaction of the radical left—such as Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post—to Attorney General William Barr’s thoughtful, well-reasoned, important speech at the Federalist Society convention on the constitutional doctrine of the unitary executive is like history repeating itself. Liberals had the same overreaction to then-Attorney General Edwin […]

Crimes By Illegal Immigrants Widespread Across US

September 5, 2019 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ The decision by a California appeals court Friday overturning the conviction of an illegal immigrant who shot and killed Kate Steinle in San Francisco in 2015 once again put the national spotlight on the serious problem of crimes committed by people in the U.S. illegally. The appeals court in San […]

Why The Supreme Court Got It Right On Gerrymandering

June 28, 2019 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ In a much-awaited decision, the Supreme Court held on Thursday in a 5-4 decision that partisan gerrymandering is a political question beyond the reach of the federal courts. This should come as no surprise, since it’s the same conclusion the court reached the last time this issue was before it […]

Will Trump Be Impeached? Here’s Everything You Need To Know About the Process

June 9, 2019 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ To impeach, or not to impeach? That is the question House Democrats are ferociously debating among themselves as they try to figure out the best way to attack President Donald Trump. But what exactly is impeachment? And how hard would it be to impeach the president and actually remove him from office? […]