Election Integrity Legal Update!
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Judicial Watch announced recently it settled a federal election integrity lawsuit on behalf of the Illinois Conservative Union against the state of Illinois, the Illinois State Board of Elections, and its director, which grants access to the current centralized statewide list of registered voters for the state for the past 15 elections.
“All of Joe Biden’s grandchildren can receive Secret Service protection while he’s in office. We frankly can’t imagine any good reason to deny security to this child,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
U.S. unemployment is low and stable, yet the Biden administration keeps giving states millions of dollars to boost the number of minorities—especially non-English speaking or limited-English proficient—that sign up for government jobless benefits. The goal is to address racial disparities and promote “equitable access” to the program.
The Biden administration will again delay enforcing a law requiring driver’s license security standards designed to avert another terrorist attack because it could cause “undue burden and confusion” for those using licenses that fail to meet federal standards. The administration has already used COVID-19 as an excuse to postpone the security measure’s implementation, asserting that more time—two years—is needed to address the lingering impacts of the pandemic on the ability to obtain a compliant license. It is important to note that states had many years to comply long before COVID-19.
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While the administration has stepped up security around other key figures in the public eye recently, such as Trump special counsel Jack Smith, the U.S. Secret Service does not appear to be providing security for Navy Joan Roberts or Lunden Roberts despite at least one documented threat.
Early on, Wray brought up the targeting of pro-lifers, but not by his own agency. When giving examples of domestic violent extremism that the FBI is focused on, Wray mentioned, “Of course, recently we’ve had a lot of violent extremism against pro-life facilities, and we’re investigating those.”