Voter Registration

Living behind a tree? Tougher to prove under pending voter bill in Texas statehouse

By   /  May 19, 2015  /  News, Texas, Voter Registration  /  No Comments

By Steve Miller | Watchdog.org
Residential requirements for voting in Texas are murky at best — an official at the secretary of state’s office once said an address could be determined “by the voter.”
Living “behind a tree” would be a little harder to use as an address for voting purposes under a bill authored by state […]

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Brand-new PA House member faces AG investigation

By   /  November 10, 2014  /  News, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, State Government, Uncategorized, Voter Registration  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of the Ortitay campaign.

One newly-elected member of PA’s House of Representatives is facing an investigation by the state attorney general’s office. The complaint alleges that Jason Ortitay did not live at the address he declared on his voter registration form. The local district attorney has referred the case to the AG’s office, perhaps because of contributions to the candidate.

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Obama program puts noncitizens on voter rolls

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Federal Government, Immigration, National, News, North Carolina, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

PROTEST TODAY, VOTE TOMORROW: Illegal immigrants are using the federal Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program to register to vote in North Carolina.

With early voting starting Thursday, North Carolina’s election board found 154 ineligible voters on its poll lists — and officials are examining thousands more questionable registrations.

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E-signatures just one concern, election integrity advocate says

By   /  October 13, 2014  /  News, Politics & Elections, State Government, Virginia, Voter Registration  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

The acceptance of electronic or e-signatures on voter registration forms from third parties poses risks, but there’s a lot more to be worried about leading up to Nov. 4, says one election integrity advocate.

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No ID? Maryland gins up voters, and potential fraud

By   /  September 18, 2014  /  Maryland, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

CATCH THEM IF YOU CAN: Frank Abagnale, former conman and imposter told Watchdog.org that a lack of  ethics is largely to blame for the spike in fraud.

Lowering the bar for voting while raising the opportunity for fraud, a Maryland task force wants to “modernize” the state’s online registration process — and much more.

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Voter integrity questioned by ‘challenged voters’ in Vermont

By   /  June 23, 2014  /  News, Politics & Elections, Vermont, Voter Fraud, Voter Registration  /  No Comments

GAPS IN SYSTEM: A new report found 308,000 people were simultaneously registered to vote in Virginia and other states.

In part one of this Watchdog.org feature on election integrity in Vermont, Linda Chagnon, a member of the Board of Registration of Voters in Burlington, explained ways in which unregistered voters are being allowed to vote in local and federal elections. In part two of our interview, Chagnon discusses how mismanagement of “challenged” voters creates the potential for additional voter fraud.

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