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joint world cup bidders: trump hasn’t sparked voter concerns


organizers of the north american bid to host the 2026 world cup insist fifa members have not expressed concern about president donald trump’s harsh words about foreigners or the u.s. justice department prosecuting corrupt soccer officials.“look, this is not geopolitics,” new u.s. soccer federation president carlos cordeiro said monday during a conference call. “we’re talking about football and what fundamentally at the end of the day, what’s the best interests of football and our footballing community, and we’ve had no backlash. we’re very focused on the merits of our bid.”a joint bid by the united states, mexico and canada was submitted to fifa on friday along with a proposal by morocco. the 207 other members of the international soccer governing body will vote on june 13 in moscow.cordei






arizona won’t give trump extensive voter registration info


phoenix (ap) — arizona secretary of state michele reagan has done an about-face and now says the state won’t provide extensive voter registration information to the trump administration.in a statement monday evening, reagan said the presidential advisory commission on election integrity’s request “could implicate serious privacy concerns.”last friday, reagan said arizona would hand over voter data to a commission looking into allegations of voter fraud. however, the state planned to withhold voters’ birth dates and social security numbers.now, reagan said the request for extensive voter information is not in the state’s best interest.most read storiessave over 90% on select subscriptions.arizona joins a growing number of states that have balked at aiding president donald trump’s commission






arizona won't give trump extensive voter registration info


phoenix — arizona secretary of state michele reagan has done an about-face and now says the state won't provide extensive voter registration information to the trump administration.in a statement monday evening, reagan said the presidential advisory commission on election integrity's request "could implicate serious privacy concerns."last friday, reagan said arizona would hand over voter data to a commission looking into allegations of voter fraud. however, the state planned to withhold voters' birth dates and social security numbers.now, reagan said the request for extensive voter information is not in the state's best interest.arizona joins a growing number of states that have balked at aiding president donald trump's commission.numerous state residents reportedly sent emails to reagan's






arizona won't give trump extensive voter registration info


phoenix — arizona secretary of state michele reagan has done an about-face and now says the state won't provide extensive voter registration information to the trump administration.in a statement monday evening, the republican said the presidential advisory commission on election integrity's request raises privacy concerns.last friday, reagan said arizona would hand over voter data to a commission looking into allegations of voter fraud. however, the state planned to withhold voters' birth dates and social security numbers.now, reagan said the request for extensive voter information is not in the state's best interest.arizona joins a growing number of states that have balked at aiding president donald trump's commission. some other conservative states, such as texas, say state laws only al






arizona won’t give trump extensive voter registration info


phoenix (ap) — arizona secretary of state michele reagan has done an about-face and now says the state won’t provide extensive voter registration information to the trump administration.in a statement monday evening, the republican said the presidential advisory commission on election integrity’s request raises privacy concerns.last friday, reagan said arizona would hand over voter data to a commission looking into allegations of voter fraud. however, the state planned to withhold voters’ birth dates and social security numbers.now, reagan said the request for extensive voter information is not in the state’s best interest.most read storiessave over 90% on select subscriptions.arizona joins a growing number of states that have balked at aiding president donald trump’s commission. some othe






state election officials push back on data request from trump voter fraud panel


a growing number of state election officials are raising concerns about a request from a trump election commission to provide voter information.        






trump border wall bids due today


get ready for some really wacky wall ideas.with as many as 400 companies expected to meet today’s deadline and turn in their proposals to build president trump’s border wall, some of the ideas already floated are off the charts:think “solar panel wall” and “monorail wall” and “nuclear waste wall.”these are just a few of the ideas being bandied about by wall-building companies and other concerns who’ve shown an interest in helping with trump’s as-yet-unfunded $15 billion barrier. there have been as many as 700 bidders who’ve shown interest, though not all of them were expected to submit bids for the 2,000-mile-long wall by today’s deadline.here are a few things we know about the proposed wall and the bidding process now underway: one potential bidder asked if authorities would rush to help






donald trump says mike pence will head investigation into voting irregularities,


by ashley parker,the washington postvice president mike pence will lead a commission to investigate voter registration issues, president trump said sunday.in an interview with fox news’ bill o’reilly before super bowl li, trump – who shortly after taking office told congressional lawmakers that 3 to 5 million illegal votes had cost him the popular vote against hillary clinton – reiterated his concerns about voter irregularities, saying he planned to task his vice president with looking into concerns over voter registration.“i’m going to set up a commission … headed by vice president mike pence, and we’re going to look at it very, very carefully,” trump said.despite no credible evidence that any m ive voter fraud occurred, especially on the scale trump suggested, during the 2016 presidentia






voter advocates push illinois to exit multistate database


chicago — voter rights advocates are pushing illinois election officials to withdraw from a longtime multistate voter registration database over questions of accuracy, security and voter suppression.the interstate voter registration crosscheck program is aimed at cleaning voter records and preventing voter fraud. states voluntarily provide their voter lists and the program searches for duplicates.while a few states have quietly exited over data quality concerns, advocates in democrat-leaning illinois are taking it a step further with fresh claims about lax security, discrimination against minorities and questions about the role of kansas secretary of state kris kobach, a contentious republican who oversees the program and is vice chairman of president donald trump's election fraud commissi






election employees raise concerns on voter fraud program


boise, idaho (ap) — elections employees are raising concerns about an interstate program meant to detect voter fraud that they say has led to errors.the idaho statesman reported sunday that interstate voter registration crosscheck program was launched in the state in 2014.the program compares voter registration records from its 30 state members to find people who vote in more than one state.the records contain personal information such as birth dates and partial social security numbers.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeksin its first year the program identified several thousands of possible duplicate voter registrations which ada county elections employees later found were errors.ada county chief deputy clerk phil mcgrane says his office has been leery of the program e






should americans be worried about trump's voter-fraud commission? (4 letters)


cliff grassmick, daily camera filea voter enters the boulder county clerk’s office in longmont on nov. 8, 2016. president donald trump’s advisory commission on election integrity has requested all of colorado’s publicly available voter data as part of its nationwide analysis on voter fraud.re: “trump’s ‘election integrity’ commission seeks voter info from colorado, other states,” june 29 news story.the trump voter commission attempt to take states’ private voter registration information is the most egregious and horrific power grab by this administration yet, and will end democracy in america. the federal government has no business looking into our party registration and voting records, as we are guaranteed the right to a secret ballot.losing this right will allow a one-party system to int






divided vote keeps illinois in crosscheck voter database


the state board of elections on monday rejected an effort to remove illinois from the interstate voter registration crosscheck program, leaving the state in a controversial system aimed at flagging voters registered in multiple states.the 4-4 split along partisan lines pitted election officials’ desires to have accurate voter rolls against concerns the system can be inaccurate and vulnerable to hackers looking for personal information — with a dash of political intrigue on the side. republicans voted against leaving the system at monday’s election board meeting, and democrats were for it.illinois is among more than two dozen states participating in the program known as crosscheck. but the program has drawn increasing criticism after other states have wiped out voter registrations based sol






trump dissolves controversial voter fraud commission, says states fought informa


president donald trump has signed an executive order disbanding his voter fraud commission.a white house statement is blaming the decision on numerous states that have refused to provide voter information to the presidential advisory commission on election integrity.white house spokeswoman sarah huckabee sanders says that, "rather than engage in endless legal battles at taxpayer expense," trump has signed an order to dissolve the commission and asked the department of homeland security to determine the administration's next steps.critics saw the commission as part of a conservative campaign to strip minority voters and poor people from the voter rolls, and to justify unfounded claims made by trump that voter fraud cost him the popular vote in 2016.past studies have found voter fraud to be






in europe, four main concerns about trump


when donald trump addresses a joint session of congress this week, his words will be studied with closer attention than usual in europe.across the atlantic, mr. trump’s arrival on the world stage has been met with widespread anxiety. many fear that his america first rhetoric, skepticism toward multilateral institutions and enthusiasm for brexit signals a disengagement from the rules-based order that most europeans consider the...






hs2 franchise: bidder shortlist revealed


image copyrightpaimage caption an artist's impression of how the new link will look the companies bidding for the west coast partnership rail franchise, which will design and run the hs2 high speed services between london and birmingham, have been revealed.the department for transport (dft) said first trenitalia west coast, mtr west coast partnership and west coast partnership had all been shortlisted.the franchise will also be responsible for the west coast main line. four bidders for the south eastern franchise have also been announced.in the case of the west coast partnership franchise all three bidders have a non-british partner.the winner will be "expected to work with hs2 ltd to launch the first service on hs2", said the dft. transport secretary chris grayling said the west coast par






states respond to trump “voter fraud” commission's request for voter data


sacramento, calif. -- states are steadily disclosing whether or not they will cooperate with a request for voter information from the commission set up by president trump in may to investigate alleged voter fraud in the 2016 elections. new york gov. andrew cuomo, a democrat, tweeted friday that his state would not comply with the commission's request for a list of the names, party affiliations, addresses and voting histories of all voters, if state laws allow it to be public.virginia gov. terry mcauliffe said there is no evidence of voter fraud in the state."at best this commission was set up as a pretext to validate donald mr. trump's alternative election facts, and at worst is a tool to commit large-scale voter suppression," he said in a statement.playvideocbsntrump "voter fraud" commiss






voter id laws exist to suppress minority voices


this article originally appeared on the conver ion. president donald trump has “voter fraud” on the brain. bizarrely, after winning the 2016 presidential election, trump has raised questions about the legitimacy of his own victory by claiming that the election was tainted by widespread voter fraud. indeed, the president recently suggested that as many as 3,000,000 people…






'not a serious process': bidders question handling of border-wall project


the federal government has said it will narrow this week the list of companies in the running to build prototypes of a u.s.-mexico border wall. but some bidders expressed skepticism about the process.        






trump’s decision to create a ‘voter fraud’ panel backfires — now it might invest


president donald trump earlier this year created a panel to investigate the “voter fraud” that he believes cost him the popular vote in the 2016 election — but now it appears that decision might backfire on him.the boston globe reports that two members of trump’s “voter fraud” commission now want to investigate whether russian hacking that targeted voting systems in multiple states compromised the integrity of the 2016 presidential election.“there’s stuff coming out now that states were hacked in this election,” said new hampshire secretary of state bill gardner, a democrat who is a member of trump’s commission.maine secretary of state matthew dunlap echoed gardner’s concerns, and said that any commission on voter fraud would have to investigate russian hacking to have legitimacy.“if you a






toshiba draws bids for chip business


toshiba corp.’s memory-chip unit has drawn bidders from south korea, the u.s. and taiwan, and some involved in the process see a ntages to a deal with western digital corp., people familiar with the matter said.in a regulatory filing released after close of trading tuesday, sk hynix inc. said it submitted a nonbinding proposal for the toshiba unit last friday but hasn’t decided whether to submit a final bid. other bidders include...






cybersecurity experts flay trump administration request for voter info from stat


a request from a senior member of president donald trump’s commission on voter fraud for states’ data on registered voters — including names and addresses and social security numbers, is being flayed by cybersecurity experts — with one calling it, “beyond stupid.”according to politico, kansas secretary of state kris kobach’s request for personal information on voters, as part of trump’s quest to prove there was voter fraud in the 2016 election, is getting more than push-back from states which are refusing to share the data.as of friday evening over 20 states have refused to turn over the info to kobach, citing privacy laws and concerns over how it will be used.cybersecurity experts claim that is a wise move on the part of the states.“the bigger the purse, the more effort folks would spend






can facebook be trusted with your personal info? voter harvesting scheme shows p


facebook had allowed apps to access users personal info and that of their friends. news that one gave it to a voter targeting firm has renewed concerns over user privacy.        






ex-colo. gop leader said only democrats committed voter fraud. now he's charged


a man who president donald trump has promoted as an authority on voter fraud was registered to vote in multiple states during the 2016 presidential election, the associated press has learned.gregg phillips, whose unsubstantiated claim that the election was marred by 3 million illegal votes was... (tribune news services)






uncounted kansas ballots fuel fears about kobach’s proposals


wichita, kansas (ap) — a conservative firebrand promoting president donald trump’s unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud oversees a kansas election system that threw out at least three times as many ballots as any similarly sized state did, fueling concerns about massive voter suppression should its practices become the national standard.only six states — all among the top 10 in population — discarded more votes during the 2016 election than the 33rd-largest state of kansas, according to data collected by the bipartisan u.s. election assistance commission, a federal agency that certifies voting systems. kansas’ 13,717 rejected ballots even topped the 13,461 from florida, which has about seven times as many residents.critics of kansas’ election system argue its unusually high num






disillusioned trump voter tears apart fans who still excuse his egregious flip-f


a panel of trump voters on cnn went completely off the rails on tuesday morning after one regretful trump voter lashed out at the others for making outlandish excuses for trump’s flip-flops on key issues.while discussing trump’s newfound support for nato — despite the fact that he had called it an “irrelevant” institution as a presidential candidate — several trump supporters made excuses for the president and said that he simply didn’t have access to the same information as a candidate that he does now as the president.“i think he was as informed as they could make him,” one voter told cnn.“he wasn’t the president [at the time],” said another of trump’s changing positions.however, disillusioned trump voter scott mccommons chimed in and said that these kinds of excuses were not convincing.






hed goes here – trump/voter fraud (4 letters) – the denver post


the trump voter commission attempt to take the states’ private voter registration information is the most egregious and horrific power grab by this administration yet, and will end democracy in america. the federal government has no business looking into our party registration and voting records, as we are guaranteed the right to a secret ballot.losing this right will allow a one-party system to intimidate and threaten those who are not registered as republican, just as is done in china, russia, cuba, venezuela, north korea to name a few. if you think that is a pretty picture, think again. i urge all americans to vigorously defend our voter privacy. if we don’t draw a line in the sand on this one, we will have nothing left to face down government’s threats and intimidations.peter drobeck,






voter data: leave it alone


i am writing in response to the article “trump commission seeks data on voters; many states resist.”i disagree with washington secretary of state kim wyman’s partial response to president donald trump’s presidential advisory commission on voter integrity request for voter rolls, some of which lie in the public record.this commission’s request represents an attempt by the trump administration to access voter-roll data for political purposes. there has been no credible evidence of data fraud. participation would serve to legitimize the false and already debunked claims of massive voter fraud. this request raises serious questions about its intent, including invasion of privacy, possible data manipulation, voter-roll purging, and voter intimidation.commission vice chairman kris kobach, kansas






voter tells cnn he regrets his choice for ‘unpresidential’ trump


although polls have consistently shown that president donald trump’s supporters are fanatically loyal, one trump voter told cnn on monday that he would not support the president again if he knew last year what he knows now.during a cnn panel of trump voters, a man named scott mccommons said that he thought trump’s first 100 days were a “disaster,” and he said he regretted his vote for the president in november.“he’s got enough time to get on twitter, and rant and rave, and on top of that lie on twitter,” he said. “i voted for the man to make america great again, and i’m willing to give him a chance, but he’s not doing what i thought.”mccommons, in particular, found himself put off by trump’s efforts to repeal the affordable care act, which he said showed someone who didn’t know how to nego






trump says pence will head investigation into voting irregularities, despite lac


vice president mike pence will lead a commission to investigate voter registration issues, president trump said sunday.in an interview with fox news' bill o'reilly before super bowl li, trump - who shortly after taking office told congressional lawmakers that 3 to 5 million illegal votes had cost him the popular vote against hillary clinton - reiterated his concerns about voter irregularities, saying he planned to task his vice president with looking into concerns over voter registration."i'm going to set up a commission ... headed by vice president mike pence, and we're going to look at it very, very carefully," trump said.despite no credible evidence that any m ive voter fraud occurred, especially on the scale trump suggested, during the 2016 presidential race, the president has continue






essential politics: a deadline comes — and goes — for california's landmark clim


-- ken blackwell has been tapped to serve on the trump administration’s bipartisan voter fraud commission, despite some high-profile flubs while handling ohio’s voting process.logisticsessential politics is published monday, wednesday and friday.you can keep up with breaking news on our politics page throughout the day for the latest and greatest. and are you following us on twitter at @latimespolitics?miss friday’s newsletter? here you go. please send thoughts, concerns and news tips to [email protected] someone forward you this? sign up here to get essential politics in your inbox. captionstates are pushing back against the trump administration’s voter fraud commission. (july 6, 2017) (sign up for our free video newsletter here http://bit.ly/2n6vkpr)states are pushing back against






u.s. launches joint bid to host 2026 world cup with canada and mexico


the united states launched its bid to co-host the 2026 world cup with mexico and canada on monday after gaining the support of president donald trump amid regional political tensions.trump derided mexico as a source of rapists and criminals in his campaign and has vowed to build an impenetrable wall on the southern border.us soccer president sunil gulati was asked about the impact of trump's policy toward mexicans as he presented the bid alongside his counterparts from mexico and canada."we have very specifically addressed this with the president," gulati said of the trump controversies. "he is fully supportive of the joint bid, encouraged the joint bid, and is especially pleased with the fact mexico is participating in the joint bid."the north american nations are seeking to bring the wor






governor pocket vetoes proposal to consolidate local elections


heath haussamen / nmpolitics.neta statue outside the roundhouse in santa fe.gov. susana martinez killed on friday legislation that would have consolidated most local elections into one beginning in 2019.the pocket veto was a defense of local laws requiring photo identification to vote, martinez spokesman chris sanchez said.“it would have taken away voter id in the local jurisdictions that have implemented it,” sanchez said. “the governor is a strong supporter of voter id.”satisfying concerns about preserving local voter id laws in albuquerque, rio rancho and elsewhere was key to winning gop support for the bill during legislative deliberations. cities would have been allowed to opt out of consolidated elections if the bill had become law. supporters said those that did opt out would have b






democrats on trump's voter fraud commission urge leaders to be more transparent


president trump’s voter fraud commission, launched by executive order in may with the stated goal of restoring confidence and integrity in the electoral process, is now confronted with pushback from an unlikely group: its own members.two democrats on the bipartisan commission sent letters to leaders of the panel last week condemning a lack of transparency.“i honestly do not know what’s going on with the commission,” maine secretary of state matthew dunlap, the author of one of the letters, said on wednesday. “this very much concerns me.”the correspondence adds to mounting criticism that trump created the commission with the aim of blaming his popular vote loss on fraud and to look for new ways to suppress turnout among voters who tend to favor democrats.trump has alleged — without evidence






few bidders in online sale of south african rhino horn


johannesburg (ap) — a rhino breeder in south africa who held what he called the world’s first legal online auction of rhino horns says there were fewer bidders and sales than expected.however, a law firm representing breeder john hume said saturday that the two-day auction sets the stage for future sales. it says “very few” bidders signed up because they had fewer than two days to register after a court ordered the south african government to grant a selling permit to hume.hume says a legal trade will undercut rhino poaching. critics believe it will spur demand and tempt poachers to launder horns into the legal trade.while the court opened the way to a domestic trade in rhino horn, south africa says it respects an international trade ban dating to 1977.most read storiesunlimited digital ac






trump’s voter fraud panel failed to heed ‘warning’ that states may not comply wi


last week, in a prescient move, maine secretary of state matthew dunlap (d) warned his fellow members of the presidential advisory commission on election integrity that their request for voter information needed to be worded carefully to avoid drawing the ire or suspicion of the states.as a huffpost report reveals, dunlap’s warning via the commission’s first conference call before going live with their request appeared to be heeded — but perhaps not enough.the request, which was signed under the name of commission vice chair and kansas secretary of state kris kobach (r), only makes reference to “publicly available voter roll data,” which in some states does include the last four digits of a social security number and party affiliation.“i said, you want to be careful how you go at this beca






voter data: outrage | the seattle times


at first i was appalled at washington secretary of state kim wyman’s decision to comply with an unnecessary request to send voter data to the presidential advisory commission on voter integrity. now i am outraged to read her rationale: “ … we are required to comply pursuant to state law … ”i could support her decision if there were any truth to president donald trump’s claim of widespread voter fraud. even if this information is a matter of public record, the fact that wyman would acquiesce to such false and needless claims makes me wonder if party affiliation and loyalty clouds her ability to act objectively.ella larrick, bothell






trump's "election integrity" commission seeks voter info from colorado, other st


president donald trump’s advisory commission on election integrity has requested all of colorado’s publicly available voter data as part of its nationwide analysis on voter fraud, the colorado secretary of state’s office said thursday.trump in may signed an executive order launching the commission, which is tasked with reviewing alleged voter fraud and voter suppression. the order came after trump alleged — without evidence — that 3 million to 5 million people voted illegally in his 2016 election against democrat hillary clinton.in a june 28 letter to colorado secretary of state wayne williams, kris kobach, the vice chair of the commission, requested a wide range of voter information as part of the review, including names, addresses, party affiliation and which elections voters have partic






'what are they trying to hide?' trump slams election officials over voter data r


president trump saturday accused state election officials of having something to hide by not turning over voter information.        






disillusioned trump voter tears apart fans who still excuse his egregious flip-f


a panel of trump voters on cnn went completely off the rails on tuesday morning after one regretful trump voter lashed out at the others for making outlandish excuses for trump’s flip-flops on key issues.while discussing trump’s newfound support for nato — despite the fact that he had called it an “irrelevant” institution as a presidential candidate — several trump supporters made excuses for the president and said that he simply didn’t have access to the same information as a candidate that he does now as the president.“i think he was as informed as they could make him,” one voter told cnn.“he wasn’t the president [at the time],” said another of trump’s changing positions.however, disillusioned trump voter scott mccommons chimed in and said that these kinds of excuses were not convincing.






colorado voters clamor to unregister in wake of integrity commission fear and co


coloradans are canceling their voter registrations by the hundreds in the wake of the trump administration’s blanket request for voter information earlier this month, alarming county elections officials who say they’ve never seen such a surge of withdrawals in their careers.the withdrawals represent only a small fraction of the state’s 3.3 million active registered voters, but officials say the trend is clear, nonetheless — particularly in the democrat-heavy metro area.nearly two weeks have elapsed since the commission requested all of the state’s publicly available voter data, and state and county elections offices say they’re still being flooded with calls and emails from voters with two chief complaints: they don’t trust president donald trump’s voter integrity commission, and they didn






deconstructing trump’s whopper about california voter fraud


until then, what trump keeps repeating has to be categorized as a myth. it's important to remember that no one can say voter fraud is non-existent in california; there's data that proves otherwise. what's being said is that the confirmed number of cases are exceedingly rare. anyone, including the president of the united states, who has solid and substantial proof to the contrary should step forward.






lawmaker pushes automatic voter registration


by the time the 2016 presidential election rolled around, new mexico had one of the lowest rates of voting-age citizens registered to vote. only two-thirds of the state’s eligible voters had signed up to cast a ballot, compared to at least 80 percent in maine and the district of columbia, according to the u.s. census bureau.courtesy photodaniel ivey-sotoperhaps unsurprisingly, new mexico also had one of the lowest rates of election turnout among its voting-age population.one state lawmaker wants to make it easier for people to vote through an amendment to the new mexico constitution that would require the state to ensure every citizen who is eligible to vote is at least registered.senate joint resolution 5 would ask new mexicans to put the state among a growing number with what is known as






lawmaker pushes automatic voter registration


by the time the 2016 presidential election rolled around, new mexico had one of the lowest rates of voting-age citizens registered to vote. only two-thirds of the state’s eligible voters had signed up to cast a ballot, compared to at least 80 percent in maine and the district of columbia, according to the u.s. census bureau.courtesy photodaniel ivey-sotoperhaps unsurprisingly, new mexico also had one of the lowest rates of election turnout among its voting-age population.one state lawmaker wants to make it easier for people to vote through an amendment to the new mexico constitution that would require the state to ensure every citizen who is eligible to vote is at least registered.senate joint resolution 5 would ask new mexicans to put the state among a growing number with what is known as






illinois governor signs automatic voter registration law


chicago (ap) — republican gov. bruce rauner signed a measure monday allowing automatic voter registration in illinois, a move that comes a year after he rejected a similar measure over concerns about voter fraud.illinois joins more than half a dozen other states with some form of automatic voter registration, which proponents say boosts civic participation.“this is good bipartisan legislation and it addresses the fundamental fact that the right to vote is foundational for the rights of americans in our democracy,” rauner said at a chicago bill signing ceremony attended by supporters. “we as a people need to do everything we can to knock down barriers, remove hurdles for all those who are eligible to vote, to be able to vote.”he said the new law addressed his concerns about fraud and errors






trump to create panel to study voter fraud, suppression: official


president donald trump plans to create a commission on thursday to investigate voter fraud and voter suppression, a white house official said, a move that follows trump’s unsubstantiated claims of massive voter fraud in the 2016 u.s. election.trump planned to sign an executive order creating the presidential commission on election integrity, which would be chaired by vice president mike pence, abc news reported.trump, who took office in january, has said that there was widespread voter fraud in the november election. the republican won the white house through victory in the electoral college, which tallies wins in states, but lost the popular vote to his democratic rival, hillary clinton, by some 3 million ballots.trump announced in january that he would seek an investigation into voter fr






california's top elections officer finds his critique of trump's voter fraud acc


secretary of state alex padilla, one of the most vocal critics of president trump's unproved accusations of voter fraud, lost in an effort friday to convince other elections officials to take a stand on the issue. padilla, attending a conference of the national assn. of secretaries of state, had drafted a resolution calling trump's repeated allegations of widespread illegal voting "without merit" and urging the president to "cease his baseless allegations about voter fraud." but he was blocked at the last minute from introducing the resolution at the washington gathering, even though the bipartisan organization issued a statement last month disputing trump's comments. the president's assertions, never backed up with any specific information, have included the election results certified






right-wing group cancels saturday rally in san francisco that had sparked concer


share storyby the associated pressthe associated presssan francisco (ap) — right-wing group cancels saturday rally in san francisco that had sparked concerns about violence.the associated press






trump voter fraud commission researcher arrested on child pornography charges


as president donald trump's voter fraud commission prepared to convene in new hampshire this week, it already faced questions about its seriousness of purpose and whether it was a hopelessly biased endeavor. then things got worse. an email surfaced in which the heritage foundation's hans von spakovsky,... (john wagner)






democrats focus on voting rights to fight trump's voter fraud commission


the dnc is launching a new voting commission to combat voter suppression        






trump commission on voting fraud asks states for voter data


sacramento, calif. — president donald trump's commission investigating alleged voter fraud during the 2016 election is asking states for a list of the names, party affiliations, addresses and voting histories of all voters, if state law allows it to be public.a letter sent wednesday from the presidential advisory commission on election integrity asks secretaries of state to provide about a dozen points of voter data and respond to questions about fraud and election integrity. trump lost the popular vote to democrat hillary clinton but has alleged, without evidence, that 3 to 5 million people voted illegally.on thursday, democratic officials in california and virginia said they will not comply because the letter is based on false notions of widespread voter fraud. missouri's republican secr