Article: GOP lawmakers say their election bills will make it easier to vote. A fact check

Election Reform

GOP lawmakers say their election bills will make it easier to vote. A fact check

Republicans in Michigan’s Senate recently unveiled a massive package of proposals to change election laws that they say will improve voting security and integrity, and boost voters’ confidence in the election process.

They’ve also pitched their reforms as expanding voting access.

“This package is designed to make it easier for people to vote and ensure our elections are conducted fairly and honestly,” state Sen. Michael MacDonald, R-Macomb Township, said in a statement, echoing similar claims from other Republican lawmakers.

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Article: Labour MP ‘deeply disappointed’ that Tory candidate allowed to stand in local election

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Labour MP ‘deeply disappointed’ that Tory candidate allowed to stand in local election

Labour Warrington North MP Charlotte Nichols says it is ‘deeply disappointing’ that a Tory council candidate has been allowed to stand in the upcoming elections.

The Conservative Party confirmed it was investigating allegations against Warrington Conservatives in February. It came shortly after it was reported that a Tory borough council candidate would no longer be standing for the party in the election in May after a ‘truly terrifying’ tweet to Jewish Labour MP Ms Nichols.

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Article: Benson touts Michigan reforms in lobbying for federal election law changes

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Benson touts Michigan reforms in lobbying for federal election law changes

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson urged a congressional panel Wednesday to support one of the largest overhauls of U.S. election law in decades.

The “For the People” bill, passed by the U.S. House 220-210 earlier this month, would make sweeping changes to federal election law, including instilling restrictions on gerrymandering; lifting photo identification rules; allowing same day registration, early voting and no-reason absentee voting; restricting purges of state voter rolls; and tightening restrictions on campaign financing.

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Article: Bills introduced in Michigan Legislature for election reform

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Bills introduced in Michigan Legislature for election reform

Republicans say the 39-bill election reform package would make improvements in five areas ­— making it easier to vote, protecting the vote, election day operations, increased transparency, and absentee voting.

Senate Republicans on Wednesday introduced sweeping reforms to improve voting access in Michigan, ensure election integrity and restore trust in the outcome of a system vital to democracy in the state.

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Article: Judge Releases Dominion Audit Report: System ‘Designed’ to ‘Create Systemic Fraud’

Election Fraud

Judge Releases Dominion Audit Report: System ‘Designed’ to ‘Create Systemic Fraud’

A Michigan judge has released the bombshell report on the audit of Dominion Voting Systems, revealing that the machines and their software were “designed” to “create systemic fraud.”

The report covers the forensic audit of Dominion’s machines in Michigan’s Antrim County — which received national attention after it was discovered that 6,000 votes for President Donald Trump were “flipped” to Democrat Joe Biden due to an “error.

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Article: Months after Trump complaints, some courts are finding irregularities in 2020 elections

Election Fraud

Months after Trump complaints, some courts are finding irregularities in 2020 elections

Long after former President Donald Trump dropped his legal challenges to the 2020 election, some courts in battleground states are beginning to declare the way widespread absentee ballots were implemented or counted violated state laws.

The latest ruling came this month in Michigan, where the State Court of Claims concluded that Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s instructions on signature verification for absentee ballots violated state law,

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Article: Election officials face threats, intimidation as Trump pushes false fraud claims

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Election officials face threats, intimidation as Trump pushes false fraud claims

 Jocelyn Benson, Michigan’s top election official, had just finished hanging Christmas decorations with her young son on Saturday night when a crowd demanding November’s presidential election result be reversed gathered outside her home to denounce her as a “traitor” and a “criminal.”

The demonstrators, some armed and holding up placards saying “Stop the Steal”, clustered on the sidewalk outside Benson’s Detroit home as security and police officers looked on, video broadcast live on Facebook by one of the participants showed.

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Article: US election fact check: The voting dead?

Election 2020, Election Reform

US election fact check: The voting dead?

US President Donald Trump shows no sign of conceding the presidential election. Instead, his supporters are making further allegations about irregularities. DW Fact Check examines the latest claims.

Claim: Some 14,000 voters in Michigan cast a ballot under the names of deceased people.

In one instance, the ballot of a 118-year-old deceased man, William Bradley, was counted in Michigan.

Article: Data Quality and Election Integrity: How Voter Registrations Are Validated

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Data Quality and Election Integrity: How Voter Registrations Are Validated

Casting a ballot in the 2020 state primaries is proving no small feat. Several states have grappled with serious blunders over the past few months – sounding the alarm for what could transpire come the US general election in November.

Long lines, faulty machines, untrained personnel, and registered voters missing from voter rolls are all signs of a system in peril. Toss in health and safety concerns surrounding a global pandemic, and you have a system nearing its breaking point.

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