Article: Texas Democrat Leaves Washington, Returns to Austin to Work on Voting Bill

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Texas Democrat Leaves Washington, Returns to Austin to Work on Voting Bill

A Texas state Democrat lawmaker who left the Lone Star State to block a special session over a voting overhaul bill announced he’s returning to Texas to address the bill.

Rep. Philip Cortez, who was one of about 60 Democrat lawmakers who traveled from Texas to Washington this month, said he was asked by other Democrats to return to Texas to work on improving the bill. Republicans have argued the bill is necessary to safeguard future elections and restore the public’s confidence in them, while Democrats say the measure would place unfair restrictions on minority groups when they cast their ballots.

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Article: Texas Senate Passes Election Integrity Bill–Stalled In House Until Dem Lawmakers Return

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Texas Senate Passes Election Integrity Bill–Stalled In House Until Dem Lawmakers Return

The Texas Senate passed its version of an election reform bill Tuesday. However, it is stalled until Texas House Democrats return.

In an 18 to 4 vote along party lines, Senate Republicans passed SB1, which would add new identification requirements for absentee and mail-in-voting, ban some early voting, and create new criminal penalties for breaking certain election codes, according to CBS News.

The bill passed despite Texas Democrats’ attempt to deny Republicans a quorum, the number of legislators needed for the state legislature to conduct business. On Monday, 50 House Democrats and nine Senate Democrats fled the state to Washington D.C. to deny the quorum. However, 22 state senators remained, enough for the Senate to debate, vote on, and pass the bill.

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Article: Utah State Rep. Steve Christiansen After AZ Audit Tour: “GOLDEN, INCREDIBLE, AMAZING EXPERIENCE”

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Utah State Rep. Steve Christiansen After AZ Audit Tour: “GOLDEN, INCREDIBLE, AMAZING EXPERIENCE”

On Friday, FIVE states received a walkthrough of the “golden” Arizona audit process including Utah, Oklahoma, Michigan, Washington, and Georgia.

TGP’s Jordan Conradson spoke with Utah State Representative Steve Christiansen, who represents a state which Trump won by over 20 points.

Rep. Christiansen was in Arizona on the basis of preserving election integrity in Utah.

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Article: Wyoming lawmakers to consider changes to statewide elections

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Wyoming lawmakers to consider changes to statewide elections

A legislative committee in Wyoming has voted to pursue legislation that would significantly change the way statewide elections are run as early as next year, including a bill that would create a rank-choice system and another bill that would institute an open primary.

The state Legislature’s Joint Committee on Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivision voted Monday to draft the two bills after initially discussing legislation that would require a runoff if a candidate did not receive a certain portion of the vote, the Casper Star-Tribune reported Monday. But many were unsure if that approach would be feasible by next year’s election.

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Article: BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Democrat Non-Profits and Secret State Election Groups Met with the UN to Discuss 2020 Election Cybersecurity – Now Same Groups Are Working Against State Audits

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BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Democrat Non-Profits and Secret State Election Groups Met with the UN to Discuss 2020 Election Cybersecurity – Now Same Groups Are Working Against State Audits

Members of some of the Democrat’s most connected non-profits met with UN officials before the 2020 election.  Now the same groups are trying to derail the audits moving forward across the nation.

What were Harri Hursti, Ph.D., election cybersecurity expert and computer scientist, and Elizabeth Howard, Esq., Cybersecurity and Elections Counsel at the radical Brennan Center for Justice in Manhattan, doing when they gave a briefing on election cybersecurity to a U.N. committee of international election observers in Washington, D.C., just three days before the U.S mid-term elections in 2018?

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Ted Cruz: Democrats’ top priority is to change the rules to stay in power

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Ted Cruz: Democrats’ top priority is to change the rules to stay in power

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said at a press conference Thursday that the Democrats’ drive for statehood for Washington, D.C. and to pack the Supreme Court is an attempt to ensure that they never lose control.

His comments came on the same day that the United States House of Representatives approved legislation to make Washington, D.C. the country’s 51st state. In a purely party-line result, the vote was 216 to 208.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., praised the statehood vote, calling it a “momentous day for American democracy.” Democrats argued that statehood was a question of civil rights and a critical step toward redressing a historic injustice of taxing D.C. people without providing them with representation in Congress.

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Reform Initiative: The National Committee for Voting Integrity-Electronic Voting Law, Acts, and Bills

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The National Committee for Voting Integrity-Electronic Voting Law, Acts, and Bills

The National Committee for Voting Integrity (NCVI) is an EPICproject that brings together experts on voting issues from across the country to promote constructive dialogue among computer scientists, elections administrators, voting rights advocates, policymakers, the media and the public on the best methods for achieving in practice: fair, reliable, secure, accessible, transparent, accurate, accountable, and auditable public elections. In keeping with the goal of public election administration we are working to ensure that election systems preserve the secret ballot, accuracy, privacy, integrity, and the proper tabulation of the voter’s intent regardless of his or her physical condition, language of origin, or literacy ability.

Electronic Voting Law, Acts, and Bills

The United States Constitution outlines roles for both the state and federal governments in elections. States are given the authority to regulate the elections process itself. This includes the power to decide details of registration procedures, absentee voting requirements, establishment of polling places, and counting and certification of the vote. States are, in general, also responsible for covering the costs of elections. While election policy and regulations are decided at the state level, most states have decentralized the process so that details of election administration, including the choice of voting technologies, are done at the city or county levels.

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U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Voter Suppression and Voter Fraud Case Brought By Single Mom Representing Herself

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U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Voter Suppression and Voter Fraud Case Brought By Single Mom Representing Herself

Washington-D.C.  Arizona resident, Staci Burk, was denied her right to vote. Now, she represents herself at the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) to remedy the loss of her voting right. Burk suffers from a life-threatening chronic illness, leaving her permanently disabled. She is a single mother and domestic violence survivor who endured her young son’s murder. Given her history, Burk is protected by Arizona’s, “protected address voter laws”. It is a challenge for Burk to vote and maintain her safety. It is even harder when the State cancels her ability to vote without warning.

As a survivor of domestic violence and stalking, Burk and her children qualify as “protected address voters“. Arizona’s protected address voter laws ensure physical addresses are protected. As a participant in this program, Burk’s voter registration is not supposed to be cancelled because her address is not on record. In 2010 Arizona cancelled Burk’s voter registration, claiming it could not verify her physical address. Burk’s address had not changed, nor was it legally accessible.

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Article: 70% of states offer mail and early voting, new report says

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70% of states offer mail and early voting, new report says

A new report examining voting access across all 50 states and Washington, D.C., finds that more than 70% of states offer all voters access to a mail ballot and early voting, while 15 others lag in the methods available to cast a ballot.

The data from the Center for Election Innovation and Research (CEIR), provided first to CBS News, shows that 35 states, plus Washington DC, provide the most access. Those states, colored green in the chart below, offer either all mail elections or no-excuse mail voting, along with access to some form of early in-person voting. These states span the political spectrum, including deep-blue states like California, battleground states such as Michigan and Republican strongholds like Wyoming.

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Reform Sponsor: Friends Committee on National Legislation

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Friends Committee on National Legislation

The Friends Committee on National Legislation is a national, nonpartisan Quaker organization that lobbies Congress and the administration to advance peace, justice, and environmental stewardship.

Founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), FCNL fields an expert team of lobbyists on Capitol Hill and works with a grassroots network of tens of thousands of people across the country to advance policies and priorities established by our governing General Committee.

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Reform Sponsor: Government Accountability Project

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Government Accountability Project

In 1977 the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) launched Government Accountability. The impetus for this new organization grew out of IPS’ positive experiences working with national security whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg before he released the Pentagon Papers and IPS’ negative reaction to President Nixon’s illegal and direct efforts to retaliate against Ellsberg and legendary Pentagon whistleblower Ernie Fitzgerald.

As a result of these and other Watergate scandals, the perception of whistleblowers had reached a tipping point.

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