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Fraudulent Document Cited in Supreme Court Bid to Torch Election Law


Supporters of a legal challenge to completely upend our electoral system are citing a fraudulent document in their brief to the Supreme Court. It’s an embarrassing error — and it underscores how flimsy their case really is.


This fall, the court will hear Moore v. Harper, an audacious bid by Republican legislators in North Carolina to free themselves from their own state constitution’s restrictions on partisan gerrymandering and voter suppression. The suit also serves as a vehicle for would-be election subverters promoting the so-called “independent state legislature theory” — the notion that state legislators have virtually absolute authority over federal elections — which was used as part of an attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election.


The North Carolina legislators’ case relies in part on a piece of paper from 1818. But there’s a problem: The document they quote in their brief is a well-known fake. So as the Supreme Court considers whether to blow up our electoral system, it should know the real American history.


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Alabama GOP chair refused to show license to vote. That became a problem for poll workers.


Clyde Martin is a retired TVA supervisor at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant who now rides motorcycles and does a little yoga. He has a wife and a kid, but that only comes up when I ask him later. Rather, the first thing he tells me about himself is that he’s a Republican. He considers himself a fierce fiscal conservative, which he cares about more than his party’s positions on social issues.


He also cares a lot about election integrity, which is why, for the last four election cycles, he volunteered as a poll worker outside Athens in Limestone County.


It was there he would butt heads with one of the most influential Republicans in Alabama, John Wahl, a 36-year-old butterfly farmer chosen last year to be chairman of the state party.

Their conflict was over a bread-and-butter issue of Republican Party politics — voter ID.


Martin insisted Wahl and his extended family show photo IDs like everybody else when they voted.


And as a result, Martin isn’t a poll worker anymore.


Most of the facts of this story are not in dispute. Martin and Wahl give similar accounts, as do others. The differences turn on motivations.


Martin lost his job as a poll worker because he pushed back on John Wahl, insisting Wahl and his extended family use photo ID to vote, as all Alabamians are now expected to do.


And some members of the state Republican Party chairman’s family have been disenfranchised for lack of photo ID.


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‘A theft of taxpayer resources’: Delco still paying to fend off election fraud lawsuits from 2020


Remember those four Pennsylvania counties that helped deliver President Joe Biden a victory during the 2020 election?


In the immediate days following Election Day, Philadelphia’s collar counties were the center of national attention as the vote count continued to add up.


One of those counties is still dealing with the legal fallout from the baseless election fraud lawsuits that followed the election.


Delaware County has been in and out court fighting off 15 lawsuits focused on claims of fraud regarding its vote counting methods.


While the county has a pristine 15-0 record in the courtroom, county solicitor Bill Martin said, all of that winning comes at a cost.


From election recount litigation to lawsuits from President Donald Trump’s campaign, the county has had to argue every single one. And it has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on outside counsel to help with the effort.


Delaware County Councilmember Kevin Madden called the ongoing lawsuits a “drain” on taxpayer resources.


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Voter challenges, records requests swamp election offices


Spurred by conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election, activists around the country are using laws that allow people to challenge a voter’s right to cast a ballot to contest the registrations of thousands of voters at a time.


In Iowa, Linn County Auditor Joel Miller had handled three voter challenges over the previous 15 years. He received 119 over just two days after Doug Frank, an Ohio educator who is touring the country spreading doubts about the 2020 election, swung through the state.


In Nassau County in northern Florida, two residents challenged the registrations of nearly 2,000 voters just six days before last month’s primary. In Georgia, activists are dropping off boxloads of challenges in the diverse and Democratic-leaning counties comprising the Atlanta metro area, including more than 35,000 in one county late last month.


Election officials say the vast majority of the challenges will be irrelevant because they contest the presence on voting rolls of people who already are in the process of being removed after they moved out of the region. Still, they create potentially hundreds of hours of extra work as the offices scramble to prepare for November’s election.


“They at best overburden election officials in the run-up to an election, and at worse they lead to people being removed from the rolls when they shouldn’t be,” said Sean Morales-Doyle of The Brennan Center for Justice, which has tracked an upswing in voter challenges.


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Arizona Supreme Court rules in favor of voter funding disclosures on ballots


Arizona voters will be able to see who is funding the candidates directly on the ballot for the November election.


Any group spending more than $50,000 on a statewide race or $25,000 in a local race must disclose who is funding them, according to the "Voter's Right to Know Act" initiative.


The initiative, also called Proposition 211 , was created as a bipartisan effort led by former state Attorney General Terry Goddard to hold political groups to the same rules as individual donors. In August, the groups had collected over 350,000 signatures in support of the initiative.


The Arizona Free Enterprise Club and other political groups filed a lawsuit earlier this year against the secretary of state's office on the basis that it hindered free speech and could put off large donations.


They argued that the initiative was not properly registered with the state, but the lawsuit was tossed out of court by both the state Superior Court and Supreme Court.


Business leader David Tedesco told a local CBS affiliate that voters deserve to know who is paying for all of the ads and that there is no other agenda.


"We’re not seeking to limit the amount people spend, not seeking to limit spending — we’re not seeking to limit ads,” Tedesco said. “All we’re saying is if you are going to spend significant money on Arizona elections, you’re going to raise your hand and say, ‘Hey, it's me.’”

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Ken Paxton’s Second-in-Command Scores Big Win as Court Throws Out State Bar’s Election Interference Case


Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office scored a win when a state court judge ruled on Sept. 13 that the court lacked jurisdiction over the Texas State Bar’s lawsuit against First Assistant Attorney General Brent Webster for trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election.



BREAKING: Texas judge throws out meritless lawsuit against AG Paxton’s First Assistant as unconstitutional, upholding “the Attorney General’s broad power to file lawsuits on the State’s behalf.” AG Paxton and his team work for Texans, not for unelected State Bar bureaucrats. pic.twitter.com/lqKndrPku2


— Texas Attorney General (@TXAG) September 20, 2022


The case, filed by the Commission for Lawyer Discipline in Milam County against Paxton’s second-in-command, parallels another lawsuit filed in Collin County against Paxton himself; both cases allege that work conducted to overturn the results of the 2020 election violated standards of attorney ethics and warranted sanctions. In the case against Webster, Judge John Youngblood ruled that allowing the litigation to proceed would violate the Texas state constitution’s separation of powers guarantee.


Youngblood detailed his reasoning in a brief letter:  “To find in the Commission’s favor would stand for a limitation of the Attorney General’s broad power to file lawsuits on the State’s behalf, a right clearly supported by the Texas Constitution and recognized repeatedly by Texas Supreme Court precedent.”


The Commission, an arm of the Texas State Bar, is an agent of the judicial branch; the Attorney General is an executive official.


The Commission’s central argument was that Paxton attempted to file an earlier lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to invalidate votes in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin while knowing that the lawsuit was frivolous. The Supreme Court’s ultimate rejection of Paxton’s case in Dec. 2020 was widely expected; it was also immediately followed by formal complaints arguing that Paxton violated attorney disciplinary rules by pursuing a case that lacked merit.


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House passes plan to head off future Trumpian election challenges


The House on Wednesday passed a proposal aimed at preventing another Jan. 6, mostly along party lines, setting up some wrangling with senators as they consider their own bipartisan version across the Capitol.


The proposal to modernize the Electoral Count Act, which backers of Donald Trump tried to manipulate on Jan. 6, 2021 to keep the former president in the White House, cleared the House in a 229-203 vote. Only nine Republicans — including Reps. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and Peter Meijer of Michigan, who aren’t returning to Congress next year — joined all Democrats in voting for the legislation.


“To all those who oppose this legislation, I ask you, how could anyone vote against free and fair elections — the cornerstone of our constitution?” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday on the House floor. “How could anyone vote against our founder’s vision: placing power in the hands of the people? How could anyone vote against their own constituents, allowing radical politicians to rip away their say in our democracy?”


It’s a sign that Democrats view the MAGA moniker, and the fallout from Trump supporters’ violent attack on the Capitol, as a potent path to persuade voters of the former president’s connection to this November’s crop of Republican candidates. While Democrats have struggled to counter GOP economic attacks, they’re hoping democracy protection can join abortion rights as a way to pump turnout in the fall.


Republicans, for their part, aren’t sweating the pressure from Democrats. They largely opposed the election reform legislation, openly whipped against it and viewed party-exiled Cheney’s endorsement as a black mark on the bill.


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Georgia county validates thousands of voters challenged by Trump allies


A Georgia county has validated 15,000 to 20,000 registered voters whose status was challenged ahead of the Nov. 8 midterm election, officials said on Wednesday, leaving another 16,000 pending cases to resolve, according to the group leading the challenge.


The voter challenge campaign in Gwinnett County, a suburb of Atlanta, is led by VoterGA, which backs Donald Trump's false claims that widespread fraud cost him the 2020 election. Supported by prominent allies of the former president, VoterGA has contested 37,000 voter registrations in the county of about 562,000 active voters.


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Will election conspiracy theories cause permanent damage to democracy in Kansas?


In early September, Johnson County Sheriff Calvin Hayden spoke with a group of Johnson County conservatives known as the “Liberty People” about his efforts to investigate voter fraud.


It was a free-wheeling discussion that included calls for the elimination of all voting machines, unfounded insinuations that undocumented immigrants are voting, and promises that the sheriff was closing in on one of the biggest investigations of his career — despite no evidence of widespread fraud in Kansas’ most populous county.


An hour in, an older woman piped up with an apparent call for action. “Now that I’m older, I’m not afraid to go to jail,” she said to Johnson County’s top law enforcement officer.


Hayden chuckled and reminded her he’s bound by the constitution. “We are not,” the woman responded. The episode, posted to right-wing video sharing site Rumble, highlighted a phenomenon that has grown over the past two years in Kansas and the country as a whole.


A growing collection of citizens no longer trust the outcomes of elections and promote claims of massive fraud without any basis or proof.


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Conservative activists in Georgia wage campaign to purge voter rolls ahead of November’s election


One morning in late August, Zach Manifold showed up at his job running the elections office in Gwinnett County, Georgia, to find eight boxes waiting, all filled with documents challenging the eligibility of tens of thousands of people to cast ballots.


It was the physical manifestation of a law passed by the Republican-controlled state legislature in 2021, making it explicit that any voter in the state could challenge an unlimited number of fellow Georgians’ voter registrations.


Conservative activists have seized on that power to attempt to remove thousands of voters from the rolls with just weeks to go before the October 17 start of in-person early voting in this battleground state.


This year’s election in Georgia features a high-stakes rematch race for governor between incumbent Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams. It also has one of the marquee battles for the US Senate, pitting Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock against former NFL star, Herschel Walker, a Republican, the outcome of which could determine which party controls the chamber next year.


Ahead of voting starting in those and other races, voter challenges have cropped up in at least nine counties – including Fulton, Cobb and DeKalb in the metro Atlanta area and Chatham, home to Savannah, according to the New Georgia Project, a voting rights group that’s tracking the developments.


The group says more than 64,000 voters have been challenged statewide and at least 1,800 voters’ names have been removed from the rolls.


“It’s a scary time for our democracy,” said Aklima Khondoker, New Georgia Project’s chief legal officer. “Anybody in your neighborhood, for whatever their reasons are, can challenge your voter eligibility.”


While election officials in other states have reported voter challenges, the biggest number appears to have been lodged in Georgia. And the challenges attempted so far in this state far exceed Joe Biden’s margin of victory in the 2020 presidential election, which he won by fewer than 12,000 votes out of some 5 million cast. That year, Biden became the first Democrat to win this traditionally red state in nearly three decades.


Khondoker said her group fears the challenges are most likely to affect “historically marginalized and Black and brown” voters.


“They are the ones that led to the historical turnout that we saw in 2020,” she said. “This is a clear way to minimize their voting strength and voting power.”


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Conservative Court Blocks Texas AG from Prosecuting Election Law Violations at Will. He Says the Ruling Is ‘Shameful.’


Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) slammed the Lone Star State’s highest criminal appeals court Wednesday for its “shameful decision” that his office lacks unilateral authority to prosecute fellow members of state government for election law violations.


The all-Republican appeals court (eight of them elected and one appointed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott) ruled 8-1 that the Texas constitution’s separation of powers mandate blocks Paxton’s office from the kind of prosecutorial authority it desires.


The case grew from the 2016 election of Democrat Zena Stephens, Texas’ first Black female sheriff. Stephens, the incumbent, defeated her Republican challenger in a county that narrowly voted in favor of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the same election. Paxton’s office, however, indicted Stephens in early 2018 for accepting excessive campaign donations.


An FBI investigation found that Stephens received cash contributions in excess of $100 in violation of federal campaign-finance law. It referred its findings to the Texas Rangers, which presented the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney. That prosecutor’s office declined to prosecute Stephens, but Paxton pursued the case against Stephens independently.


Paxton presented the case to a grand jury, secured a three-count indictment for tampering with government records and accepting unlawful contributions. Stephens succeeded in quashing the first count of the indictment on the grounds that the attorney general had no authority to independently prosecute criminal violations. The second two counts remained in place during the parties’ appeal, with Stephens arguing that any attempted delegation of authority to pursue election code infractions violated separation of powers.


The Court of Criminal Appeals (the highest criminal appellate court in Texas) sided with Stephens on Wednesday, but did not issue a majority opinion. However, Judge Scott Walker authored a 12-page concurrence that laid out his take on the basis for the decision against Paxton.


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Wisconsin GOP sues Milwaukee mayor over 'get out the vote' effort


The Wisconsin Republican Party is suing Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson. The party's lawsuit filed in Milwaukee County asks a judge to deem the mayor's involvement and promotion of "get out the vote" work called "Milwaukee Votes 2022" to be illegal. The suit also asks the judge to stop the city from helping or coordinating with the project in the future. The mayor's spokesman said the city will strongly fight the allegations.


After FOX6 broke the original story about "Milwaukee Votes 2022" earlier this month, FOX6 filed an open record request asking for the mayor's texts and emails regarding the project.

The debate and lawsuit was sparked after the mayor spoke on Sept. 12.


"We’re doing more. And I’m going to be embracing outreach and engagement through what we’re calling ‘Milwaukee Votes 2022,'" he said at an event marking Disability Voting Rights Week.


Johnson said the effort would include a widget on Milwaukee city web pages – and more.


"Milwaukee Votes 2022 will also have door-to-door canvassers that will be underway, funded by the private sector. Dozens of canvassers will be face to face with eligible voters encouraging them to exercise their right to vote for the November election," added Johnson at the Sept. 12 event.


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Grand Rapids area election worker admitted using USB drive in poll book device: court records


A 68-year-old Grand Rapids area election worker charged with two felonies has allegedly admitted using a USB drive to access an election-related machine, court records show.

MLive is not naming the man pending his Oct. 17 arraignment.


Kent County election officials said the man was seen inserting a thumb drive into an electronic poll book after the polls had closed for the Aug. 2 primary election.

Court records show he was an election inspector in Precinct 8 for Gaines Township.


A Kent County sheriff’s detective, in a probable cause affidavit, wrote that the man admitted to working the Aug. 2 election in Gaines Township


“Following the election, (suspect) admitted to inserting personal USB drive into the Electronic Poll Book computer in an attempt to obtain copies of the election reports for unauthorized, personal use,” according to the affidavit.


Police did not go into further detail about the worker’s motives.


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Fox News parent must face defamation lawsuit over election coverage


A Delaware judge on Tuesday rejected a motion by the parent of Fox News Network to dismiss Dominion Voting Systems Inc's $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit over the network's 2020 presidential election coverage.


Delaware Superior Court Judge Eric Davis, who last December said Dominion could sue Fox News Network, said the voting machine company can also sue Fox Corp on a theory it was directly liable for statements on the network.


Fox Corp did not immediately respond to requests for comment. In a statement, Dominion said: "We are pleased to see this process moving forward to hold Fox accountable."


Dominion accused Fox of trying to avoid viewer defections to conservative rivals Newsmax and One America News by amplifying false theories that the company rigged the 2020 election so Republican Donald Trump would lose to Democrat Joe Biden.


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Fox News CEO warned against 'crazies' after 2020 election, Dominion says


Besieged by angry viewers, denounced by then-President Trump, questioned by some of its own stars, Fox News found itself in a near-impossible spot on Election Night 2020 after its election-analysis team announced before any other network that Joe Biden would win the pivotal swing state of Arizona.


Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott proved so flummoxed by what ensued that she warned colleagues, "We can't give the crazies an inch."


That's according to the account of a lawyer for Dominion Voting Systems, which is seeking $1.6 billion from Fox in a defamation suit over false allegations on the network that the company committed election fraud. A trial date is set for April in Delaware.


The voting machine and technology company's attorney, Justin Nelson, revealed Scott's remarks in a court proceeding earlier this week, in which he argued that Dominion's legal team is entitled to receive the employment contracts of 13 Fox News executives, including Scott. She has served as CEO since 2018. (Dominion is also suing Fox Corp., the network's parent company.)


In a ruling Wednesday, Delaware Superior Court Judge Eric M. Davis affirmed that Dominion should receive the contracts — the point of contention in the hearing.


For days after the election, Trump and his top aides demanded the network rescind its announcement of Biden's victory in Arizona, even pressuring the network's controlling owners, Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch. In the weeks that followed, a cadre of Fox News stars hosted Trump's advisers — and even Trump himself — to peddle baseless conspiracy theories of election fraud. Many of those false claims asserted without evidence that Dominion's technology and machines had been used to rig the vote and to cheat Trump out of the White House.


According to Nelson's remarks at the hearing, senior Fox News executives interceded to try to block Fox Business stars Lou Dobbs and Maria Bartiromo from having Trump's campaign attorneys, Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani, on their shows to repeat such lies. In late 2020, Dobbs and Bartiromo hosted Trump's advocates to make those accusations.


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Can someone explain to me how being a vet makes one automatically qualified to teach?


Ohio bill would allow military vets to become teachers without license


State lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow military veterans to become teachers without any teacher license requirements.


State Senator Jerry Cirino, of Kirtland, is co-sponsor of Senate Bill 361.


“It deals with the shortage of teachers but it also recognizes that there are vets out there who have tremendous training and background,” said Cirino.


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Protecting ballot boxes or voter intimidation?


Armed Fringe Groups Are Gearing Up to ‘Protect’ Midterm Ballot Dropboxes


A “patriot group” in Arizona called Lions of Liberty—which is closely tied to the Oath Keepers—is organizing their supporters to go out and conduct round-the-clock surveillance of ballot dropboxes during the midterm elections. It’s the latest sign that groups with clear ties to extremists, galvanized by conspiracy theories, are seeking to take matters into their own hands this election season. 


Ballot dropboxes have become the central focus of election fraud conspiracy theorists, thanks to the debunked documentary 2,000 Mules, by right-wing commentator Dinesh D’Souza.

That film claims that a shadowy network of hired “mules” in contested states were hired by nonprofits as part of a giant ballot trafficking operation to stuff dropboxes with fake absentee ballots, all with the goal of stealing the 2020 election from Donald Trump. The film was released in May, six months before the midterms, reinvigorated the “Stop the Steal” movement and inspired vigilante efforts around the country—in some cases spearheaded by innocuous-sounding groups that obscure the known ideologues and extremists behind them. 


Lions of Liberty is the “political arm” of a newly-formed nonprofit called Yavapai County Preparedness Team (YCPT), led by the former vice president of Arizona’s Oath Keeper chapter, Jim Arroyo. At a meeting in August that was posted to YouTube, Arroyo explained that they had turned the Oath Keeper chapter into a corporate nonprofit under the name of YCPT, which in turn gave them the ability to get a bank account. 


In an email to VICE News, Arroyo said that the Arizona chapter officially broke ties with the national leadership of the notorious militia group after it was  implicated in the violent riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6. (Five members are currently standing trial for seditious conspiracy charges, including the group’s leader Stewart Rhodes. Prosecutors allege that Rhodes and his cohort plotted an “armed rebellion to shatter a bedrock of American democracy.”) However, they had been operating more or less independently from the national organization for about four years, said Arroyo; Rhodes broke ties with the Arizona contingent after they declined to assist in armed vigilante activities at the border, out of respect for Border Patrol. 


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Arizona candidate wants to ban mail-in voting. He uses it a lot.


Finchem is the Donald Trump-endorsed extremist and Colonel Sanders look-alike vying to become Arizona’s secretary of state and take control of the state’s elections.


And he’s an enemy of democracy. He’s a member of the Oath Keepers extremist militia; he appeared outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6; he has parroted Trump’s lies about fraud costing him the 2020 presidential election; and he unsuccessfully tried to ban voting machines in Arizona.


Finchem’s campaign emerged from a muck of Republican lies, and weeks out from Election Day, those lies — along with his hopes of running Arizona’s elections — seem like they’re crumbling in humiliating fashion.


Remember a couple of weeks back, when Finchem effectively admitted that Trump’s lies about election fraud were baseless? 


Now, Finchem has been caught in a lie from that same debate, where he said: “I don’t care for mail-in voting — that’s why I go to the polls.”


Arizona-based journalist Dillon Rosenblatt reported Wednesday that public records show that Finchem has voted by mail in 28 of Arizona’s previous 30 elections. In other words, as Rosenblatt wrote, “Finchem votes by mail almost 100% of the time.”


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Bullet-proof glass, guards: U.S. election offices tighten security for Nov. 8 midterms


When voters in Jefferson County, Colorado, cast their ballots in the Nov. 8 midterm election, they will see security guards stationed outside the busiest polling centres.


At an election office in Flagstaff, Arizona, voters will encounter bulletproof glass and need to press a buzzer to enter.


In Tallahassee, Florida, election workers will count ballots in a building that has been newly toughened with walls made of the super-strong fibre Kevlar.


Spurred by a deluge of threats and intimidating behaviour by conspiracy theorists and others upset over former president Donald Trump's 2020 election defeat, some election officials across the United States are fortifying their operations as they ramp up for another divisive election.


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Kristina Karamo, a 2020 election denier, wants to oversee Michigan’s voting laws


Two years ago, Kristina Karamo was not a name millions of Michiganders needed to know. But after being a Detroit poll challenger in 2020, she has turned false claims of widespread election fraud into statewide candidacy.


Karamo beat multiple local clerks and a state lawmaker at a Republican convention this spring, securing the party’s nomination for Michigan Secretary of State, the office that oversees elections. She will face Democrat incumbent Jocelyn Benson on Nov. 8.


MLive made multiple requests to Karamo’s campaign manager to interview her about her vision if elected on Nov. 8, but none were fulfilled. Karamo also did not participate in the Vote411 voter guide, an MLive and League of Women Voters initiative.


An idea of how she would govern, then, can be gleaned from her website, a small number of press conferences and various videos and speeches she has done.


On policy, she writes on her website of “securing chain of custody” throughout the voting system, from ballot printing to processing. Karamo also says “all reports” from citizens that allege election fraud “must be investigated in-depth.”


Karamo wants every voting software and hardware manufacturer operating in Michigan to “turn over all source and/or object codes” to her administration.


“The Secretary of State must have full access to every detail, of all election hardware and software, in order for any provider to be able to sell the state of Michigan software or hardware impacting voting results,” her website says.


Non-voting proposals she outlines include giving SOS branch office managers more say in what happens at their locations, plus reforming the SOS auto shop inspection process so to minimize the possibility that fines intimidate shops or generate income for the state.


Jobs she held before running for SOS, according to her LinkedIn profile, include teaching an orientation class at Wayne County Community College, being a “youth enrichment instructor,” hosting trivia events and working at an auto parts store.


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Pennsylvania to count undated ballots, election official says, despite US Supreme Court ruling


A top election official in Pennsylvania says the state will disregard the U.S. Supreme Court's guidance on counting mail-in ballots arriving in envelopes with typos or incorrect dates, saying that the state's Commonwealth Court has already established the practice as licit.


Pennsylvania's election laws have historically required voters to include a signature and date on the outside of return envelopes when voting by mail. 


However, acting Secretary of State Leigh Chapman announced that Pennsylvania election officials should continue counting ballots that arrive with improperly filled-out envelopes, in accordance with the Commonwealth Court's previous ruling on the matter. 



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Overwhelming majority favors early voting and photo ID laws: Gallup


A large majority of American voters say that they support early voting (78 percent) and requiring photo identification to vote (79 percent), according to a new Gallup poll.


The poll, released Friday, found that majorities favor four different election law policies, three of which are geared toward making voting easier and the remaining one toward protecting against voter fraud.


Almost all Democrats (95 percent) favored allowing early voting, compared to 60 percent of Republicans.


Conversely, 97 percent of Republicans support voter ID laws, while about half (53 percent) of Democrats support the measure.


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