UPDATE on my article: “Citizens Have The Right To Be Reassured Before Any More Elections”.
Anyone that continues to note there is no evidence of poor election integrity needs their heads examined. Media needs to start investigating for themselves and stop hyping false information. States that are not already actively updating their data really need to get their “ducks in a row”. As you know there is an actual administration now operating who believes in the constitution and has every right and obligation to ensure we as citizens have no more doubts about forthcoming elections.
Trump may be the most vocal and visible but there are other highly respected groups already discussing and in some cases bringing lawsuits on the integrity of elections across the country.
WND just posted an interview with Former Federal Elections Commission member Hans von Spakovsky entitled “Election expert: ‘Obama told a whopper of a lie’ on voter fraud”. Read the article HERE.
In a November 13, 2016 post, Spakovsky who now manages Election Law Reform Initiative at the Heritage Foundation wrote about election fraud going into detail about several incidents of fraud in the election system.
…while watchdog groups and investigative journalists uncover election fraud virtually everywhere they look, the U.S. Justice Department and self-proclaimed civil rights groups have attacked voter ID laws in the courts. They have sued to stop states from requiring people to provide proof of U.S. citizenship at the time they register, despite the reports from all over the country that noncitizens — both legal and illegal — are registering and voting.
Heritage Foundation has a PDF called “A Sampling of Voter Fraud Cases Across The Country” if interested in learning of more.
Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) is a 501(c)(3) public interest law firm dedicated to election integrity. The Foundation exists to assist states and others to aid the cause of election integrity and fight against lawlessness in American elections. Drawing on numerous experts in the field, PILF seeks to protect the right to vote and preserve the Constitutional framework of American elections. They have been filing lawsuits in several counties and states concerning election integrity in the past year or more.
All that is needed is for Trump to direct his Department of Justice to comply with their “Federal Prosecution of Election Offenses – Seventh Edition, revised August 2007″. Unless there is a newer updated version, this appears to still be applicable and it is available online for any to read in PDF form.
“In 2002, Congress passed the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA). One of the goals of this legislation was to close major loopholes involving so-called “soft money” and “issue advocacy” that had developed since enactment of the original Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) in 1971. Another of BCRA’s goals was to provide enhanced criminal penalties for knowing and willful FECA violations. Yet another goal was to put in place a strong sentencing guideline for FECA crimes. The following year the United States Sentencing Commission obliged, promulgating a sentencing guideline, U.S.S.G. § 2C1.8, that recommends imprisonment for most campaign financing offenses. Subsequent First Amendment challenges to BCRA’s broad provisions were resoundingly rejected by the Supreme Court, which upheld the landmark provisions as constitutional anticorruption measures designed to address public corruption and the appearance of public corruption. McConnell v. Federal Election Commission, 540 U.S. 93 (2003).”
During the Obama administration, the Department of Justice did not fulfill their obligations. This should have been addressed and states in compliance long ago.
Now if only Jeff Sessions could be confirmed so the Department of Justice can actually get to work. But perhaps the Democrats are so worried about setting the record straight on election integrity and a few dozen other serious issues, that they are deliberately stalling because they know that Mr. Sessions is quite capable of running a lawful agency unlike their buddies in the last administration. Now they may have to hope Obama’s flunkies did as he asked and destroyed all their dirty secrets.