Hans von Spakovsky: Latest Election Fraud Cases Underscore Importance of Election Integrity

With the latest cases of impersonation, registration fraud, absentee ballot fraud, bribery, and illegal vote trafficking added to The Heritage Foundation’s Election Fraud Database, the database now contains 1,365 proven instances of election fraud. These cases demonstrate the wide variety of ways in which bad actors set out to submit fraudulent ballots or steal elections.The database is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all election fraud in the states. Rather, it presents a sampling of recent, proven instances of election fraud from across the country that is intended to highlight the many ways in which fraud has been committed.

Arizona woman admits guilt in ballot collection scheme

An Arizona woman accused of illegally collecting early ballots in the 2020 primary election pleaded guilty Thursday in an agreement with state prosecutors that saw the more serious forgery and conspiracy charges dismissed and limited any potential for a lengthy prison sentence. Guillermina Fuentes, 66, could get probation for running what Arizona attorney general's office investigators said was a sophisticated operation using her status as a well-known Democratic operative in the border city of San Luis to persuade voters to let her gather and in some cases fill out their ballots.

By |2022-06-03T15:35:17-04:00June 3, 2022|Elections, News, Vote Fraud, Voting Fraud News, Vulnerable Voters|

Von Spakovsky: Latest Cases of Election Fraud Underline Need for Vigilance and Action

Election integrity continues to be an important issue to citizens across the country, regardless of their political affiliation. While many politicians on the left continue to downplay the issue of election fraud to the dismay of their constituents, threats to free and fair elections continue at an alarming rate,

Pa. Testimony Explains How Leftist Money Infiltrated Elections In 2020

The Democrat governor’s office in Pennsylvania colluded with left-wing activists to secure millions of dollars in private money to run get-out-the-vote efforts in blue counties in the swing state in 2020, new, explosive testimony revealed. The Pennsylvania legislature heard this testimony, backed up by email evidence, on Tuesday during the first public hearing on two new bills seeking to block private grants.

By |2022-04-09T13:32:24-04:00April 9, 2022|Elections, News, Vote Fraud, Voting Fraud News|

Macomb County Nursing Home Employee Pleads Guilty in Attempted Election Fraud Case

Forged signatures on absentee ballot applications that led to criminal charges against a Centerline nursing home employee has resulted in a guilty plea and jail time, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced today. Last year, Trenae Myesha Rainey, 28, was charged with the following in Macomb County’s 37th District Court:

DeSantis Aims to Fix Failure to Prosecute Florida Election Crimes

In just the 2018 and 2020 federal elections, election officials in just nine large Florida counties made over 150 election crime referrals to county prosecutors. Guess how many were prosecuted? You’d be right if you guessed zero.

By |2022-01-28T03:22:54-05:00January 28, 2022|Elections, News, Voter ID|

Fraud? What Fraud? PA Election Officials Caught on Video Destroying Election Records

Nightly news anchors dutifully repeating identical mantras of “baseless claims of election fraud” is telling. Every election is rife with fraud — the only variable is how much. A lawsuit against former Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, Delaware County, the Delaware County Board of Elections, and more than a dozen individual election officials is backed by video evidence of election officials illegally destroying election records. It’s time to demand strict adherence to the most simple concept of “easy to vote, hard to cheat.” We deserve better.

By |2022-04-08T22:27:07-04:00November 22, 2021|Elderly Voting, Elections, News, Voting Fraud News, Vulnerable Voters|

Why The Wisconsin Elder-Fraud Voting Story Has National Implications

Last week, the Racine County, Wisconsin sheriff’s office held a 75-minute press conference to announce the results of their investigation into absentee voting at residential care facilities. As reported here, the press conference showed that the Wisconsin Election Commission illegally directed municipalities not to “use the Special Voting Deputy process to service residents in care facilities,” but instead to “transmit absentee ballots to those voters by mail.”

By |2022-04-08T22:29:41-04:00November 14, 2021|Elderly Voting, Elections, News, Voting Fraud News, Vulnerable Voters|

ACRU Action Board Member Ken Blackwell: Legislators, not jurists, are responsible for vote integrity

“In Pennsylvania, there was a clear violation of Article II of Constitution that gives authority to state legislatures to set the calendar and electoral rules for the state’s voters - not the state judiciary, not the Governor, and not the Secretary of State. In other states, liberal lawsuits waved through by liberal judges usurped the power of the people by dismantling vote security measures passed by their state legislators. This must be corrected, and state legislative bodies must reclaim their authority to protect voters against fraud, political criminals and activist judges that overreach. A recent article from The Federalist, noted below, provides a few simple steps legislators can take to ensure the integrity of the election process.”

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