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DNA Used to Catch Man Voting Over and Over

Robert Monroe cast 5 ballots in Wisconsin recall vote: police

(Newser) - How convinced may Robert Monroe have been that his vote in the 2012 presidential election mattered? So much so that the Wisconsin man allegedly cast an in-person absentee ballot in Shorewood on Nov. 1 then rented a car and drove some 250 miles to Lebanon, Ind., five days later, using... More »

Maine GOP Chair Suspicious of 'Dozens of Black Voters'

'Nobody in town knows anyone who's black,' Charlie Webster protests

(Newser) - Maine GOP chair Charlie Webster thinks his state is rife with voter fraud—and he has evidence. "In some parts of rural Maine, there were dozens, dozens of black people who came in and voted on Election Day," Webster told WCSH 6 . "Everybody has the right to... More »

Our Voting System Is a Joke

David Frum thinks it's time we created a credible, national system

(Newser) - When you vote today, you'll be doing it differently than your countrymen in other states. When the polls close, we'll wait hours to see who won. And we could have legal battles over how those polls were run—like those already unfolding in Florida . Yes, America has a... More »

GOP Lawyer: New Yorker Ran 'Hit Piece' on Me

Hans von Spakovsky accuses journo of ignoring the facts

(Newser) - With election day looming, a Republican lawyer is accusing New Yorker writer Jane Mayer of penning "a journalistic hit piece" about his support for voter ID laws. Hans von Spakovsky accuses her of maligning his character and ignoring many instances of voter fraud in her article "The Voter-Fraud... More »

Bogus Letters Tell Floridians They Can't Vote

FBI, USPS investigating

(Newser) - At least 50 to 100 Florida residents have received bogus letters over the past few days telling them they're not eligible to vote. The letters, postmarked in Seattle and sent under the names of actual county election supervisors in Florida, claim that "information" about the recipient's citizenship... More »

O'Keefe Video Nabs Va. Dem's Son in Voter Fraud Scandal

Patrick Moran quits father's campaign after caught discussing ways to cheat

(Newser) - A Democratic congressman from Virginia is in the midst of a voter fraud scandal sparked by a James O'Keefe video, the Hill reports. Rep. Jim Moran's son Patrick has stepped down from his father's campaign after he was caught discussing secretly casting votes in place of people... More »

Fla. GOP Cans Firm Over Bogus Voter Registrations

Other voter ID problems cropping up in other swing states

(Newser) - Florida, no stranger to voting trouble, is home to a new controversy: The state's Republican Party last night fired Strategic Allied Consulting, a company it hired to register voters, after it turned in 106 suspicious and allegedly fraudulent voter registration applications. The firm appears to belong to Nathan Sproul,... More »

Oops: House Candidate Withdraws, May Have Voted in 2 States

Maryland's Wendy Rosen is registered in Florida, too

(Newser) - A congressional candidate in Maryland is dropping out of her race for a doozy of a reason: She allegedly voted in both Maryland and Florida in 2006 and 2008, reports the Baltimore Sun . Democrat Wendy Rosen was a longshot challenger for the House anyway, and now her party is scrambling... More »

County Candidate Quits Race After Dead Friend Votes

Absentee ballots came in for years after Sheila Nassar's death

(Newser) - With a politician for a close friend, it's no surprise Sheila Nassar was a regular voter; trouble is, she kept exercising her civic duty even after she died. The revelation prompted Republican John Enright, who calls himself Nassar's "lifelong companion," to drop out of a race... More »

James O'Keefe Makes Grab for Eric Holder's Ballot

'Sting' video intended to prove election fraud is real

(Newser) - James O'Keefe is at it again, and this time he's getting personal with the US attorney general. In a new video released today to Breitbart , the infamous fake pimp puts voter fraud in his crosshairs, and sets out to show the danger inherent in not having voter ID... More »

In Chechnya, 107% Turnout —for Putin

Obvious ballot-stuffing spotted in region

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin may have engaged in a brutal crackdown on Chechnya over the last, say, decade-plus, but it appears to have done wonders for his popularity, as evidenced by his extraordinary results there in Sunday's elections. A little too extraordinary, reports the New York Times: Putin garnered 1,482... More »

On Voter Rolls: 1.8M Dead People

One in 8 voter records are flawed, Pew estimates

(Newser) - The Walking Dead is more than a hit TV show, it might just be a successful get-out-the-vote strategy. Thanks to 24 million out-of-date and inaccurate voter registration records, the United States has up to 1.8 million dead people registered to vote, reports USA Today . "We have a ramshackle... More »

GOP Election-Law Rewrites Pose Threat to Dems

Minorities, young people targeted in new rules, say voting-rights groups

(Newser) - Pennsylvania’s Republicans aren’t the only ones instituting voting laws likely to hurt Democrats. Some 12 states have begun requiring voters to carry picture ID; Florida and Ohio have reduced early-voting time; and Florida has cracked down on ex-felons voting, the Washington Post reports. Republicans say they want... More »

America Risks a Return to 'Jim Crow Voting Laws'

States are rigging the 2012 election: EJ Dionne Jr.

(Newser) - After electing its first African American president—thanks in part to a surge of new voters—the US is in danger of seeing “a subtle return of Jim Crow voting laws,” writes EJ Dionne Jr. in the Washington Post . New laws being passed here, supposedly to prevent voter... More »

Romney Committed Voter Fraud: GOP Opponent

Fred Karger claims Romney voted in Massachusetts, didn't live there

(Newser) - When Mitt Romney voted for Scott Brown in last year’s Massachusetts special election, his voter registration listed him as living in his son’s basement. Considering Romney is worth $500 million, that little tidbit struck Fred Karger—one of Romney’s opponents in the 2012 presidential race—as odd.... More »

GOP Sparks Fight Over College Kids' Voting Rights

NH, Wisconsin, North Carolina could make it trickier for students to vote

(Newser) - Republican state legislators across the US are stirring up controversy with proposals to tighten voting laws in ways that would affect college kids. The Washington Post points to a particularly heated bill in New Hampshire that would bar out-of-state students from voting in their college towns. Opponents say the efforts,... More »

Afghan Elections: A Corrupt 'Free-for-All'

Widespread fraud reported in nearly a third of provinces

(Newser) - From stuffing ballot boxes to arresting election workers to, incredibly, haggling over the sales price of a vote, Afghanistan's election is so rife with corruption and fraud that the results are questionable in one-third of its provinces, reports the New York Times. And as a test of Afghanistan's nascent democracy,... More »

Just in Time for Afghan Election: Fake Voter Cards

Voter fraud feared as elections near

(Newser) - Printers in a Pakistan city near the Afghan border say they have produced thousands of fake voter registration cards at the request of Afghan politicians for use in that country's parliamentary elections on Saturday. The cards, some shown to the AP, add to evidence that fraud could undermine the elections... More »

Karzai Accepts UN Recount, Runoff Looms

Runoff election looms as prez bows to pressure

(Newser) - Hamid Karzai will bow to international pressure and accept the results of a UN-backed recount of Afghanistan's presidential election, US and European officials tell the New York Times. The incumbent will publicly acknowledge he fell short of 50% of the first-round vote as early as today, setting the stage for... More »

ACORN Chief Blames Everyone But ACORN

Bertha Lewis not contrite enough for Dana Milbank

(Newser) - ACORN chief Bertha Lewis wasn’t in the mood to apologize at the National Press Club yesterday. For anything. Not for the internal ACORN review showing that $5 million had been embezzled from the group, rather than the previously alleged $1 million (“This is speculation, completely false”), not... More »

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