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Voter Fraud

Ohio Public Radio

In North Carolina this week, President Trump told people to vote twice - once by mail and once in-person. 

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine told CNN Sunday he and First Lady Fran DeWine tested negative on Sauturday for COVID-19. 

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A senior U.S. Postal Service official says the agency is prepared to handle an unprecedented influx of absentee ballots this November, and any reports of the agency being overwhelmed or incapable are false. 

Florida's elections system, which has been the butt of political jokes for almost two full decades, got a reprieve this week, as President Trump seemed to indicate it was the only state he felt confident could run a vote-by-mail system.

"Whether you call it Vote by Mail or Absentee Voting, in Florida the election system is Safe and Secure, Tried and True," Trump tweeted Tuesday. "I encourage all to request a Ballot & Vote by Mail!"

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Voting-rights groups and Democrats have filed separate lawsuits in Ohio aimed at making voting easier this November amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

President Trump has made it clear that he does not support allowing all registered voters access to mail ballots this fall, even during a pandemic. But he keeps changing his story about why he's opposed.

A prominent Republican has tough words for President Trump's campaign against the expansion of mail-in voting and says the president's criticism could undermine his own party's efforts to retain control of the Senate.

"It's got to be pretty discouraging, I would think, to incumbent members of the Senate, who probably have very aggressive absentee ballot programs ... to have the president telling your supporters: 'Go to polls. Don't use absentee,' " former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge told NPR.

The day after eight states and the District of Columbia held primaries — amid both a pandemic and civil unrest — proponents of mail-in voting said there were lessons to be learned for November, when millions more voters are expected to use absentee ballots.

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President Trump on Wednesday escalated his rhetorical campaign against an expansion of mail-in voting amid the coronavirus pandemic by threatening federal funding to two states with Democratic governors.

Trump appeared to be set off by an announcement Tuesday from Michigan's Democratic secretary of state, Jocelyn Benson, who said her office will mail an absentee ballot application to every voter in the state for August and November elections.

Republican state officials who want to expand absentee and mail-in voting during the pandemic have found themselves in an uncomfortable position due to their party's rhetoric.

President Trump has claimed repeatedly, without providing evidence, that mail-in voting is ripe for fraud and bad for the GOP. He and other Republicans have charged that Democrats might use it to "steal" the election.

Voting rights groups and many Democrats are ratcheting up pressure to make mail voting more available nationwide in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but President Trump is standing in opposition.

"Mail ballots are a very dangerous thing for this country, because they're cheaters" said Trump, during Tuesday's daily White House briefing. "They're fraudulent in many cases." He was responding to a question about Wisconsin, which proceeded with in-person voting Tuesday despite objections that the election should move to all mail-in ballots.

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio's Secretary of State says 354 non-U.S. citizens registered to vote or actually cast ballots in 2018.

Ohio Public Radio

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is disputing claims of voter fraud in last week's 12th Congressional district special election. 

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday upheld Ohio's purging of voters who have not cast ballots for several years. 

Updated 6:34 p.m. ET

An ideologically split U.S. Supreme Court Monday upheld Ohio's controversial "use-it-or-lose-it" voting law by a 5-to-4 margin. The law allows the state to strike voters from the registration rolls if they fail to return a mailed address confirmation form, and don't vote for another four years, or two federal election cycles.

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Courtroom drama marked the first week of a high-stakes federal trial underway in Kansas, the outcome of which could encourage or hinder tighter voter registration requirements across the country.

At the center of the lawsuit is Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, one of Donald Trump's key backers on voter fraud and the president's unsubstantiated claims that millions of illegal ballots gave Hillary Clinton the 2016 popular vote.

Kobach led Trump's now-defunct election integrity commission.

Ohio Public Radio

President Trump  has disbanded the commission he created to investigate the casting of what he claimed were millions of fraudulent votes in the 2016 election.

President Trump dissolved the presidential commission he established last year to investigate claims of voter fraud in the 2016 election. Multiple states have refused to comply with the commission's requests for information, but the commission was also mired in several lawsuits, including one from Democratic members of the panel.

courthousenews.com

The U.S. Supreme Court is delaying hearing arguments in early November over Ohio's effort to purge its voter rolls because one of the attorneys for the challengers is ill.

Ohio Public Radio

Opponents of Ohio's system for removing inactive voters from the rolls are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the practice.

Republican Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien says seven people have been indicted on charges of voting illegally during elections in 2012, 2015 and 2016 because they weren't citizens.

Ohio Public Radio

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says he has complied with a request from a presidential commission on voter fraud with a series of web links to publicly available data.

An East Liverpool woman was sentenced today to jail time for voter fraud. 

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says he has identified an additional 385 non-citizens who are registered to vote in the presidential battleground state, including 82 who cast ballots in at least one election.  

Statehouse News Bureau

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled the process Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is using to remove voters from the rolls is illegal.

joniparsley.com

The wife of central Ohio televangelist Rod Parsley has been given a suspended jail sentence for violating state election laws.

A northeast Ohio woman accused of falsely registering more than 30 people to vote has been indicted on charges of voter registration fraud after an investigation started when election officials found at last five dead people's names among new registrations. 

Ohio Public Radio

A Democratic State lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would prevent the Republican Secretary of State from removing many people from voter rolls.

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says he's found another 145 people who are registered to vote but shouldn’t be, because they are not U.S. citizens.

Husted Claims Problems With Voter Rolls

Dec 19, 2013

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is asking county prosecutors to investigate 17 people who voted during the 2012 election.

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