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Scrutiny of Voting Is Set to Soar

From The Wall Street Journal: The Organization of American States and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe plan to send a record number of election observers to U.S. polling places. The Justice Department is promising a robust presence in about two dozen states. And activist groups, political parties…

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Watchdog Rallies Citizens to Fight Voter Fraud in Virginia

From LifeZette: A conservative watchdog group announced Monday that it will train volunteers to monitor polling places on Election Day throughout Virginia, where hundreds of non-citizens have been shown to be on the voter rolls.

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Campaigns Brace for Election-Day Legal Battles

From The Wall Street Journal: Building an extensive legal network has become more of a priority for political campaigns since Bush v. Gore. Lawyers are needed to respond to unexpected complications as voters go to the polls and to stay on top of any potential recounts in the event of…

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Judicial Watch Will Monitor Virginia Polls on Election Day

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today, as part of its ongoing Election Integrity Project, announced that Judicial Watch volunteer poll observers will monitor polling sites in Virginia on Election Day. Judicial Watch poll monitors will be in Virginia in response to significant concerns about the integrity of the election process…

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Video: Will Your Vote Really Count? – Assuring the Integrity of the American Election Process

From The Heritage Foundation: Free and fair elections are the key to preserving our democracy. Every American citizen who is eligible should be able to vote, but it is equally important that every citizen’s vote not be diluted or stolen through fraud, especially fraud that could change the outcome of…

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Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton’s Clean House Debuts at #11 on New York Times Hardcover Non-Fiction List

On the Stands Just Two Weeks, Clean House is Also #18 on the Times “Combined Book and E-Book Bestsellers,” #4 on the Publishers Weekly Hardcover Non-Fiction List, and #1 on Amazon’s Politics and Government List  (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that President Tom Fitton’s new book, Clean House:…

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Judicial Watch Statement on Ohio Court’s Ruling in Early Voting Case

Judicial Watch and Allied Educational Foundation Victory on Amicus Brief Supporting Ohio Absentee Voting Period Law: Current Law “applies even-handedly to all voters” (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton today made the following statement in response to the ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversing a…

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Carl Leubsdorf: Voter ID fight is far from over

From The Commercial Appeal: Though he provided no evidence, Trump will soon be able to cite a forthcoming book by the president of the conservative legal group Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton, which alleges Justice Department efforts to block voting curbs could instead trigger widespread voter fraud.

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Soon-To-Be-Released Book by Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton Warns of Massive Voter Fraud Danger in Current Presidential Election

‘This is especially important because of the lack of interest of the Obama Justice Department in investigating and prosecuting voter fraud’ – from attached pre-release chapter of Clean House (Washington, DC) – A soon-to-be-released book by New York Times bestselling author Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton warns that America may…

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Judicial Watch, Allied Educational Foundation File Brief Supporting Election Integrity in Ohio Court Fight

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it joined with the Allied Educational Foundation (AEF) in filing an amici curiae brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit arguing that the appeals court should reverse the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Southern…

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Fate of Virginia felon voting rights in hands of state court

From the Associated Press: The governor’s order also faces a separate federal challenge from the conservative legal advocacy group Judicial Watch. McAuliffe has said that he will restore all roughly 206,000 felons’ political rights individually if he has to. Republicans claim the governor’s order was politically calculated to help his…

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Judicial Watch and Allied Educational Foundation File Amici Curiae in Support of North Carolina Election Integrity Law in Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

‘[T]he District Court carefully examined the pertinent questions … in its determination that the changes to North Carolina’s voting laws … do not cause racial minorities to be deprived of the opportunity to participate equally in the political process.’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it has joined with…

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Md. congressional districts violate First Amendment, lawsuit says

From The Washington Post: Judicial Watch, a conservative legal foundation, argued that the state’s “egregious” gerrymandering could be stopped by ensuring that all congressional districts are physically compact without regard to partisan makeup. Attorney Robert Popper proposed a mathematical formula he developed with law professor Daniel D. Polsby to form…

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MD’s Congressional District Maps To Be Challenged In Court

From WGMD: A special, three-judge panel will consider a constitutional challenge to Maryland’s gerrymandered congressional district map on Tuesday, July 12.  Judicial Watch Attorney Robert Popper will appear before the panel on behalf of voters from each of Maryland’s eight congressional districts.  The plaintiffs challenging Maryland’s congressional district plan

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Judicial Watch Sues Virginia Gov. McAuliffe Over Executive Order Granting 206,000 Felons Voting Rights

“Gov. McAuliffe’s felon voting rights ‘executive order’ is outside the law and undermines free and fair elections in Virginia,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton

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New-Voter Drive Targets Latino Immigrants

Latino advocacy and media groups are coordinating a major effort to spur eligible Hispanic immigrants, many angered by campaign rhetoric, to become U.S. citizens and register to vote ahead of the November election.

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The Obama Administration Wants to Make Sure Non-Citizens Vote in the Upcoming Election

Several well-funded organizations — including the League of Women Voters and the NAACP — are fighting efforts to prevent non-citizens from voting illegally in the upcoming presidential election.

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

U.S. Election Comm. Quietly Lets States Verify U.S. Citizenship

Recognizing that voter identification is not sufficient, the government agency created by Congress to oversee the administration of elections has quietly reversed itself to allow states to verify U.S. citizenship before permitting voters to register. It’s a crucial issue that’s left the voter ID argument in the dust considering it’s…

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Two views of North Carolina’s voter-ID law

From The Washington Post: Minority turnout increased in 2014 in North Carolina under a law that included a “soft rollout” of the voter-ID law, similar to what happened in other states with voter-ID laws. The article quoted people comparing voter-ID laws to literacy tests used to disenfranchise minority voters during the…

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Judicial Watch Opposes Obama Administration Executive Action to Create Race-Based ‘Tribe’ in Hawaii

Grassroots Group Warns Hawaii Plan Is Racially Discriminatory, Unconstitutional and Would Set a ‘Dangerous Precedent’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced its opposition to an effort by the Obama administration to recognize a new race-based “tribe” of Native Hawaiians.  The government watchdog details how the Obama Interior Department’s


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