Voter Fraud Does Not Exist, Except Maybe In Wisconsin

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Before you read this story, there is one thing you need to know beyond a shadow of a doubt: voter fraud does not exist. Period. Never has, never will. And like state Senator Uvalde Lindsey once said, voter ID laws are simply “solutions chasing a problem that doesn’t exist.” With that in mind, I direct your attention to this recent news story out of Wisconsin: A Shorewood man has been charged with more than a dozen counts of illegal voting, accused of casting multiple ballots in four … [Read more...]

The Q.T. On Voter ID

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Some of the specifics of the Arkansas voter ID cases are a little difficult to follow, so I thought I’d lay out some of the basics for our readers. 1. A central question in voter ID litigation is: is the statute constitutional? A related question is: will the courts find the statute constitutional? (Some people would say that, since the courts get to say what is constitutional, these two questions are really the same.) Last week, Judge Tim Fox found that Arkansas’s voter ID law was … [Read more...]

Barry Haas: ACLU Plaintiff Gone Wild! (Video)

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I was startled to read this recent interview with Barry Haas. Haas is one of the four plaintiffs in the ACLU’s lawsuit against Act 595 of 2013, which requires Arkansas voters to show ID at the polls. I appreciate that the integrity of the ballot is an emotional issue – and that it sometimes causes people to make intemperate statements – but with respect to the accuracy of Haas’s statements, he could have aimed higher. Haas explained during his interview that voter impersonation was … [Read more...]

ArkTimes Cites Non-Existent Voter ID Requirement As Evidence That Republicans Hate Minorities

Max Brantley, angry as always.

Liberals have long enjoyed tossing around the straw man argument that “voter ID laws are designed to suppress minorities” and “help elect Republicans.” (Thankfully, these scare tactics didn’t stop Arkansas from passing a strong voter ID law earlier this year.) You would think that a recent Wisconsin appellate court’s ruling would have torpedoed the false narrative that these laws create new requirements for voting (in fact, the laws simply require proof that voters meet existing requirements to … [Read more...]

What’s the Most Hilariously Shocking Story of the Day?

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There are just so many hilariously awful news stories out in the last few days. Like, for instance, the revelation that the Obama administration is supporting voter ID laws in Africa -- while litigating against them here in the U.S. And did you see this video that shows a shocking number of Americans don’t know why we celebrate the 4th of July or what country we broke away from (it was Mexico, right?) Even more horrifying: the Obama administration has announced that they’re going to institute … [Read more...]

Court Finds Wisconsin Voter ID Law Constitutional

Wisconsin's reformer Governor Scott Walker

As you probably know, the Arkansas legislature passed a voter ID law during the recent legislative session. The law requires voters to show a photo ID when casting their ballot. If they do not have one, one will be provided for them by the state. Many on the Left have decried these types of reasonable election reforms for years, claiming they are attempts at “voter suppression.” Such claims are groundless for several reasons. The Arkansas Times has routinely resorted to this kind of … [Read more...]

On the Arkansas Times, Part I

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One of the legislature’s most praiseworthy achievements this session was passing a “voter ID” bill. If you read the unsigned article in this week’s Arkansas Times, though, you’ll see a very different perspective on voter ID. Indeed, the Times explained: Republicans say the new law will protect the integrity of our elections; some may believe that. But there's no evidence of substantial in-person voter fraud, the only kind prevented by the new law. There is plenty of evidence, however, that this … [Read more...]

Voter ID Veto Override Delayed Despite 77% Support

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Two days ago, the Senate overrode Governor Beebe’s veto of the voter ID bill, SB2. The House was scheduled to vote on the override yesterday, but the vote was delayed. On Twitter, Rep. Stephen Meeks -- who carried the bill on the House side -- told me the vote was delayed due to a “LONG calendar.” A previous tweet from Rep. Meeks said the issue was not being brought up in order to allow legislators to get home early for Easter weekend. Perhaps, however, there is more to the story. On … [Read more...]