Election Integrity News
Drawn from various sources and updated frequently by our editorial team, the Election Integrity News is a compilation of the latest developments in the area of election integrity. That means stories covering everything from the administration of elections, the security of the vote, voter suppression, gerrymandering, money in politics, and much more.
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October 26, 2017
GAO to Investigate Possible Fraud by Voter Fraud Commission?
The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, a/k/a the Pence-Kobach Voter Fraud Commission, has ignored several congressional requests for information about its motives and operations since its inception by President Trump’s executive order in May. Now, prompted by a recent letter from Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the US Government Accountability Office — a nonpartisan, independent watchdog agency — has agreed to investigate the Voter Fraud Commission. However, “staff with the required skills will be available to initiate an engagement,” it says — “in about five months.”
October 14, 2017
Zealously Guarded Election Officials Begin to See the Light
State and local election officials, who zealously guard control of state-administered elections, are implementing security measures for shoring up antiquated voting equipment, systems and protocols before the midterm and 2020 elections. West Virginia added a National Guardsman to its staff; Colorado and Rhode Island will use audits to verify that voters’ ballots were cast and counted in the way they intended; and Delaware will replace its outdated paperless voting system and move its digital voter list off its mainframe computer server.