Republicans could make it easier to steal an election

  1. House Republicans Just Voted to Eliminate the Only Federal Agency That Makes Sure Voting Machines Can’t Be Hacked
    Republicans would make it easier to steal an election by killing the Election Assistance Commission.
    In a little-noticed 6-3 vote today, the House Administration Committee voted along party lines to eliminate the Election Assistance Commission, which helps states run elections and is the only federal agency charged with making sure voting machines can’t be hacked.
    The EAC was created after the disastrous 2000 election in Florida as part of the Help America Vote Act to rectify problems like butterfly ballots and hanging chad
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    House Republicans Just Voted to Eliminate the Only Federal Agency That Makes Sure Voting Machines Can’t Be Hacked | The Nation
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   toomuchbaloney
    Republicans clearly seem to believe that election fraud will generally benefit them rather than Democrats so they are not really interested in preventing it or investigating claims.

    More evidence that the GOP is heavily invested in ethical and moral conduct which is contrary to American values.
  4. by   Markperry
    State run and control the elections, each state one of city or county runs them. I have never seen a Federal official there.

    It would of been nice to have California more regulated and cut down on all the illegal aliens voting.

    I suspect you will see more cases come forward in the next few years where Illegals have voted. During Obama tenure if you had voted and tried to get your US Citizenship, Dept. Of Homeland Security would just give you a warning during the interview process.

    In reality it is a grounds for disqualification for US Citizenship and also a Federal Crime. It appears as if we have a illegal facing 20 years for voting on trail right now in Dallas, Texas.
  5. by   toomuchbaloney
    It is wonderful that Trump places such high value in the conspiracy theories and political ranting of Alex Jones and Infowars. We don't get to sit in on the high level security and intelligence briefings that other presidents have utilized to form public policy but all Americans can tune into Infowars and see what makes Trump tick.

    Wasn't it impressive the other day when Trump provided remarks on our crime rates to people based on Infowars rants and fabrications rather than on actual data?

    Similarly, he gets his facts and thoughts about terrorist attacks and media coverage from Alex's team. Wasn't the Trump list spectacular in it's misspelled and hilariously ineffective attempt to make Trump's unpresidential point?
  6. by   elkpark
    Quote from Markperry
    In reality it is a grounds for disqualification for US Citizenship and also a Federal Crime. It appears as if we have a illegal facing 20 years for voting on trail right now in Dallas, Texas.
    Ooooh, y'all found one! You must be sooo excited. I was going to say, "One down, 2,999,999 - 4,999,999 to go," but I see from the reporting (if you can believe it, since it's from Fox and Breitbart) that she didn't vote in the 2016 election, so y'all still haven't found any of the fantasy 3-5 million illegal votes that Trump's ego insists cost him the popular vote. Keep looking, though!!
  7. by   Extra Pickles
    I remember hearing of one man who was attempting voter fraud, but he was trying to vote for Trump for a second time, so that is just about as valid a claim as any that Trump is currently making---- that there were 3-5 million illegal votes cast for HIM.

    Silly, isn't it?
  8. by   herring_RN
  9. by   elkpark
    Ahhh, Diebold ... I lived and voted in Ohio for a few years in the late '90s, and, because of that personal connection (and the nature of the allegations), I followed the controversy about the 2004 OH election results with great interest. At that time, I was back in NC and my county used optical scanning machines and ballots for our elections. Fast forward to 2011, I move to Pennsylvania. The first time I show up to vote in my new precinct, I discover, to my horror, that my new polling place (most of PA, I guess?) uses those same horrible Diebold touch-screen machines from the OH scandal days. I grind my teeth every time I vote now, and, every time I show up to vote, I complain to the nice lady who is always running the polling place that I don't trust the machines, the technology is outdated and deeply flawed, there have been problems with those machines all over the country, and when are we going to get better voting machines????? I'm sure she's sick of seeing me. I have no sense of confidence that my vote is being correctly tabulated and counted (and no way to know -- there's no paper trail; you get a little receipt from the machine, but it just says that you voted; it says nothing about what votes you cast). But I will keep showing up for every election, and complaining every single time ...

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