Judicial Watch Sues for Records on Biden’s Covid Corps Program; Lawsuit Investigates Biden DOJ Attack on Georgia’s Election Integrity Law
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Judicial Watch Sues for Information Concerning Justice Department’s Decision to Challenge Georgia’s Voter Integrity Bill
A week after the DOJ filed its lawsuit against Georgia, on July 1 of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld two Arizona voting provisions that Democrats and civil rights groups had challenged as disproportionately burdening minority voters. Judicial Watch and the Allied Educational Foundation filed amici curiae (friends of the court) briefs in support of Arizona’s law. The court’s decision is what Fitton called “a knockout blow to the Left’s tsunami of harassing lawsuits challenging virtually any effort by any state to modestly increase the security of elections and minimize the impact of voter fraud.” In response to the Supreme Court ruling, the Left appears to have become, in Fitton’s words, “desperate to short circuit the efforts of states to implement security measures such as voter ID.”
Judicial Watch: New HHS Documents Reveal Sexual and Physical Abuse of Unaccompanied Minors
The records include a spreadsheet of data from the HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement and lists 33 “sexual abuse allegations” involving “unaccompanied children” (UAC) for the time period of January 21, 2021, to February 26, 2021. These incidents seemed to be tied to “voluntary agencies” (VOLAGs), which are contractors for the federal government. Ten of the allegations of sexual abuse were made against staff and “non-staff” members. Twenty-one incidents of children sexually assaulting other children while in government contracted care facilities were reported.
Judicial Watch Sues for Records on Biden Administration’s COVID-19 Community Corps Program
The HHS website describes the COVID-19 Community Corps as “an initiative to increase confidence in COVID-19 vaccines and reinforce basic prevention measures.” The government program also seeks to enlist minors (16 and older). The site reports “over 4,000 organizations and almost 10,000 individuals across the United States have joined the COVID-19 Community Corps. They’ve committed to take action to encourage their families, friends, and members of their communities to get vaccinated for COVID-19.”
Hearings into President Biden’s disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal got underway last week on Capitol Hill. Like many Americans, here at Judicial Watch we were shocked and outraged by the Kabul debacle—the collapse of U.S. foreign policy, the chaotic airfield scenes, the suicide bombing that killed thirteen American military personnel and scores of others, the bungled U.S. drone strike that took down no ISIS enemy but managed to wipe out ten members of an American-friendly Afghan family, including seven children.
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Judicial Watch:Universal Mail-In-Voting: Chaos on Election Day
There’s certainly no shortage of evidence when it comes to the dangers of a national mail-in-voting system, according to Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. In fact, “what’s going on is a revolution against the rule of law on elections. The Left doesn’t want any checks on ballots… and dirty voting rolls can mean dirty elections.”
U.S. News: California to Mail Every Voter a Ballot in Future Elections
Every registered California voter will get a ballot mailed to them in future elections under a bill signed Monday by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. Voters like having options for returning their ballot whether by mail, at a secure drop box, a voting center or at a traditional polling station.
Fox News: Will judge in Sussmann case consider recusal after wife represented Lisa Page?
The judge in the case of recently indicted Democratic lawyer Michael Sussmann is married to the lawyer who represented a disgraced former FBI official that worked on the Donald Trump–Russia probe that Sussmann played some role in advancing.