TRUMP SLAMS 20 STATES FOR REFUSING TO GIVE 2016 VOTERS DATA TO ‘distinguished VOTER FRAUD PANEL. What are they hiding?”
- ‘Numerous states are refusing to give information to the very distinguished VOTER FRAUD PANEL. What are they trying to hide?’ Trump said on Twitter.
- Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity sent a letter to all 50 states on Wednesday asking them to turn over voter information
- The letter asked for names, the last four digits of social security numbers, addresses, birth dates, political affiliation, felony convictions & voting histories
President Donald Trump lashed out on Saturday at the growing number of states refusing to give voters’ names, addresses and sensitive personal information to a commission he created to investigate alleged voter fraud.
‘Numerous states are refusing to give information to the very distinguished VOTER FRAUD PANEL. What are they trying to hide?’ Trump said on Twitter.
More than 20 states have declined the requests, saying they are unnecessary and violated privacy, according to statements from election officials and media reports.
TRUMP’S VOTER FRAUD COMMISSION: STATES SUBMIT VOTERS DATA – VOTING HISTORY, PARTY ID, ADDRESS, SOCIAL SECURITY
The chair of Donald Trump‘s Election Integrity Commission has penned a letter to all 50 states requesting their full voter role data, including the name, address, date of birth, party affiliation, last four Social Security number digits and voting history back to 2006 of potentially every voter in the state.
In the letter, a copy of which was made public by the Connecticut Secretary of State, Kris Kobach said that “any documents that are submitted to the full Commission will also be made available to the public.”
On Wednesday the office of the Vice President released a statement saying “a letter will be sent today to the 50 states and District of Columbia on behalf of the Commission requesting publicly-available data from state voter rolls and feedback on how to improve election integrity.”
Under federal law, each state must maintain a central file of registered voters. Different states collect different amounts of information on voters. While the files are technically public record, states usually charge fees to individuals or entities who want to access them. Political campaigns and parties typically use these files to compile their massive voter lists.
In May, President Donald Trump created a commission to investigate alleged acts of voter fraud after he claimed, without evidence, that 3 million to 5 million illegal immigrants voted illegally in the 2016 election. The commission is chaired by Kansas Secretary of State Kobach, a voter-fraud hardliner.
( Daily Mail ) Republican candidate Greg Gianforte used his victory speech after winning the Montana special election on Thursday to apologize for body-slamming a Guardian journalist the day before.
Within minutes of being declared the winner, Gianforte appeared on stage at his campaign headquarters in Bozeman, Montana, with his wife Susan.
Between chants of ‘drain the swamp’ from his gathered supporters, he found a moment to apologize to reporter Ben Jacobs who he ‘body-slammed’ the previous day.
‘Last night, I made a mistake and I took an action that I can’t take back and I’m not proud of what happened.
‘I should not have responded in the way that I did…I should not have treated that reporter that way and for that I am sorry, Mr Ben Jacobs,’ he said.
It was a marked change from the campaign statement he issued on Wednesday which blamed the scuffle on ‘liberal journalist’ Jacobs and came after calls from House Speaker Paul Ryan who implored him to apologize.
Gianforte won the election with 50.4 percent of the vote over his Democrat opponent Rob Quist’s 43.9.
Paris (AFP) – A third of French voters declined to choose between centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s presidential election, either abstaining or spoiling their ballots — a record rate in nearly half a century.
According to official results with more than 80 percent of votes counted, the abstention rate stood at 24.52 percent — the highest since the presidential election in 1969.
In addition, the interior ministry reported a record number of blank and invalid ballots, accounting for nine percent of all registered voters, compared to two percent in the first round.
“That would make a total of one French person out of three who decided not to choose between the two candidates. It’s really a lot for a presidential election,” Anne Jadot, political science professor at the University of Lorraine, told AFP.
Macron claimed a thumping victory Sunday with some 65 percent of the vote, but it was the first time since the 1969 election that participation in the second round has been lower than in the first, which saw him and Le Pen go through to the run-off as the highest-scoring candidates.
“The presence of the far-right in the second round did not prompt a lot of mobilisation compared to the first round, in contrast to what happened in 2002,” Jadot said in reference to the election where Le Pen’s father Jean-Marie saw voters of all stripes mobilise to block him by backing his opponent, conservative Jacques Chirac.
That election saw a dip in the abstention rate to 20.3 percent.
But this year, “there wasn’t the ‘shock’ effect, because (Marine Le Pen’s) presence was expected,” Jadot said.
Casting a blank ballot — traditionally used by disgruntled French voters as a protest vote — usually increases in the second round.
But this year it went as far as to quadruple, thanks in part to an unprecedented situation of neither the two mainstream left-leaning or right-leaning parties making it to the run-off.
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( Breitbart ) Several voting machines were stolen in Georgia as the state gears up for a hotly contested special election to replace a Republican who left Congress to take a job in the Trump administration, reports say.
The devices were taken on Monday from a Cobb County precinct manager’s vehicle, according to Channel 2 Acton News.
In a public statement, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp said, “It is unacceptable that the Cobb County Elections Office waited two days to notify my office of this theft.”
“We have opened an investigation, and we are taking steps to ensure that it has no effect on the election tomorrow. I am confident that the results will not be compromised,” Kemp added.
Cobb County’s elections director, Janine Eveler, insisted that the information on the machines is “hard to access” and says she does not think the thieves will be able to interfere in the election.
The election has been called to fill the House seat vacated by Rep. Tom Price, who left Congress to become President Trump’s secretary of Health and Human Services.
Wikileaks released new email showing Clinton campaign believes Obama commit voter fraud during 2008 primary with Hillary Clinton. The email chain from May of 2015 claims that Obama’s presidential campaign “flooded the caucuses with ineligible voters” during the 2008 primaries. The email also ask support for Clinton supporter lawyers, James Lyons and Michael Driver, to organize lawyers for “caucus protection” to prevent the same vote fraud during the 2016 race.
“I met with Jim and Mike in Denver. They are both old friends of the Clintons and have lots of experience,” Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta wrote to Marlon Marshall, and aid to Hillary. “They are reliving the 08 caucuses where they believe the Obama forces flooded the caucuses with ineligible voters. They want to organize lawyers for caucus protection, election protection and to raise hard $.”