voter fraud

Senators deadlock in committee vote on major U.S. elections bill

BY: - May 11, 2021

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Tuesday tackled a massive voting reforms bill in committee in a heated daylong debate. But the final vote on the bill by the Senate Rules Committee was a 9-9 tie, which means Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer likely would have to use a Senate procedure to bring the legislation to […]

COMMENTARY

Making it easier to vote does not threaten election integrity

BY: - March 21, 2021

As state legislators consider hundreds of bills on election policies this spring, false claims of voter fraud are being repeated as justification for proposals to claw back recent advances that have made voting easier for Americans. In debates about election policy, making it easier to vote and election integrity are frequently presented as opposing goals. […]

Iowa’s new elections bill already facing its first legal challenge

BY: - March 9, 2021

Calling Iowa’s new election law “a cynical manipulation of the electoral process” and “an exercise in voter suppression,” the League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa has filed a lawsuit against the state to block its implementation. The lawsuit, filed in Polk County District Court, names Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and Iowa […]

Governor signs election bill into law, shortening absentee voting period

BY: - March 8, 2021

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed into law a controversial elections bill that will shorten the absentee voting period and introduce new penalties for election officer misconduct. “It’s our duty and responsibility to protect the integrity of every election,” Reynolds said in a statement Monday. “This legislation strengthens uniformity by providing Iowa’s election officials with consistent parameters […]

House speaker says limiting early voting in Iowa will shorten political campaigns

BY: - February 18, 2021

Iowa House Speaker Pat Grassley says shortening the time window for Iowans to cast their ballot in future elections will help shorten the campaigns of politicians such as himself. Last November, close to 1 million Iowans took advantage of the early-balloting process, in part because of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 80% of registered Democrats, […]

Seven U.S. Senate Democrats call for ethics probe of Hawley, Cruz

BY: - January 23, 2021

WASHINGTON — Seven U.S. Senate Democrats are urging the chamber’s ethics panel to look into two Republican senators’ unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in connection with the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. The Democrats want a probe of actions by Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and […]

Some in GOP echo Trump’s boast he’ll win with ‘legal votes’

BY: - November 6, 2020

WASHINGTON — Some GOP lawmakers, including Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, have fallen in line with President Donald Trump’s claim that he will win the election if the “legal votes” are counted. “If you count the legal votes, I easily win,” Trump said Thursday night, without citing any evidence that votes have been cast fraudulently or […]

Lawsuit seeks to block counties’ use of private money for election expenses

BY: - October 13, 2020

A political organization with conservative ties is going to court to block two Iowa counties from using private money to facilitate voting in the upcoming general election. A federal lawsuit brought by the Iowa Voters Alliance seeks a restraining order that would prevent Black Hawk and Scott counties from using grants awarded by the Center […]

Voter fraud myth persists despite constant failure to prove claims

BY: - October 6, 2020

TOPEKA, Kansas — Scott Moore had never heard of the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck program before election officials in Kansas and Florida exposed his personal information, along with 944 other Kansas voters. The now-defunct Crosscheck was designed to help county clerks clean up registration lists by looking for voters who had moved to neighboring states. […]

‘I just don’t trust the system any more’: Voters on edge as election nears

BY: and - October 5, 2020

  WASHINGTON — Widespread anxiety and confusion around voting, compounded by the pandemic. A vastly underfunded and decentralized electoral system that could take days and possibly weeks to certify results.  Attempts to suppress voting, interfere with elections and cast doubt on the integrity of mail-in ballots — including by none other than the president.  These […]