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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    I don't think 18 votes is likely to be critical in any election, and that assumes all of those registered 'voters' actually voted, and voted for the same party....
    Particularly not in Virginia, which Clinton won by 212000 votes

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    Trump abolishes controversial commission studying alleged voter fraud
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    President Trump announced Wednesday that he is disbanding a controversial panel studying alleged voter fraud that became mired in multiple federal lawsuits and faced resistance from states that accused it of overreach.

    The decision is a major setback for Trump, who created the commission last year in response to his claim, for which he provided no proof, that he lost the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 because of millions of illegally cast ballots.

    The commission met only twice amid the series of lawsuits seeking to curb its authority and claims by Democrats that it was stacked to recommend voting restrictions favorable to the president’s party....

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    The new NSW Electoral Act contains a good measure to reduce multiple voting. If a voter is reasonably suspected of having multiple-voted (including unintentionally) at an election they can be transferred to a special roll so they can only vote by declaration-vote.
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    Texas secretary of state resigns after leading botched voter purge that questioned the citizenship of almost 100,000 people
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    Texas’s acting secretary of state, David Whitley (R), resigned Monday just months after leading the botched voter purge of nearly 100,000 suspected noncitizens that erroneously also targeted U.S. citizens, efforts that drew rebukes from a federal judge and numerous voter rights groups....

    He revealed the investigation in January, causing unsupported fears of rampant voter fraud while emboldening Republican politicians who had made similar voter fraud claims — including President Trump. Whitley’s office had claimed that, of 95,000 suspected noncitizens, 58,000 had voted in at least one Texas election over the last 18 years. Letters sent to all those suspected noncitizens threatened to disenfranchise them unless they proved their citizenship within 30 days.

    But there was a problem: Nearly a quarter of those identified as possible noncitizens were actually naturalized citizens ― a realization the secretary of state’s office made just four days after its initial announcement....

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    It's weird that voting by mail is so controversial in the US: "Weeks before President Donald Trump lashed out at Michigan leaders for considering a plan to send absentee ballot applications to all registered voters, West Virginia did exactly what Trump is now condemning. So did Nebraska. And Iowa. And Georgia. And several other states."

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    "Trump says Republicans would ‘never’ be elected again if it was easier to vote" - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...rm-coronavirus
    "Donald Trump admitted on Monday that making it easier to vote in America would hurt the Republican party."

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    It's hilarious that Trump himself probably committed voter fraud:

    Donald Trump has made unfounded accusations of widespread voter fraud a centerpiece of his presidency, as well as his reelection campaign. He claimed millions of people voted illegally in 2016, created an inept committee to investigate voter fraud, and now opposes mail-in voting, claiming it’s inherently fraudulent.

    Now it appears that the president himself committed voter fraud.

    On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that when Trump registered to vote in Florida, he claimed the White House as his legal residence. On the same day he filled out his voter registration, however, Trump formally declared himself a “bona fide resident” of Palm Beach, the location of his Mar-a-Lago club. The president therefore tried to register to vote under an out-of-state address that is not, in fact, his legal residence.

    Under Florida law, providing false information on a voter registration form is a third-degree felony, punishable by five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. As the Washington Post notes, the state has previously targeted individuals for registering under the wrong address. In 2018, Deltona City Manager Jane Shang faced charges for listing City Hall as her residence to avoid disclosure of her home address. She ultimately avoided prison through a deferred prosecution agreement that included a hefty fine and community service. In 1993, a restaurateur was charged with voter fraud and jailed for registering under the wrong address.

    Lock him up!

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