Tag: Voter ID

Joe Selvaggi talks with Harvard Business School Professor Vincent Pons about his recently released NBER paper on the effects of strict voter ID laws on voter behavior and fraud across the United States over 10 years, examining the results of the 1.6 billion observation dataset by age, race, gender, and party affiliation.

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Jim & Greg cheer on the Cubans taking to the streets to demand their freedom, despite the very real threat of punishment from the government. They also shake their heads at a new Wall Street Journal report showing the massive amount of debt Master’s degree students are piling up and then not getting the lucrative jobs they dreamed about. And they get a kick out of Vice President Kamala Harris being reluctant to support voter ID requirements because she believes Americans in rural areas don’t have access to photocopiers.!

Greg is back. Join him and birthday boy Jim Geraghty as they hammer the National Education Association for wanting every student vaccinated before agreeing to face-to-face instruction. They also slam Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf for vetoing legislation that would require Voter ID and signature matching there. And they are grateful for the inspiring Independence Day message from former President Thomas Whitmore.

It’s Not Jim Crow

 

The outrage from Democrats and Republicans (for different reasons) regarding the changes to Georgia’s voting laws is just plain pathetic. Although it’s tempting to ignore them, the arguments from both sides are misleading, incomplete, and dangerous. And more of these laws are being passed and proposed by other states to bring integrity and fairness to the voting laws.

The Federal government is doing everything in its power to wrest away the power to define elections that have been governed by the states, and Republicans have to stop making vague and general protests about the accusations, denying the incorrectness of the criticisms and, and state why the new laws will actually benefit all peoples, black, white, and other races.

We must overcome the hyperbolic language of the Left from dominating the conversation and educate the public. We also must acknowledge that we have allowed our schools to deprive our children of a legitimate education about the history of race, particularly in the areas of voting rights and elections; these are the people who will influence how we move forward into the elections of the future. I propose that we briefly review the origin of “Jim Crow Laws,” limit our discussion to their application to elections, and then identify how to enlighten the public about the efficacy and appropriateness of the election changes we anticipate.

Deliberately Losing Georgia?

 

Democrats barely won Georgia in 2020.  In sane times, a party that barely wins a state for the first time would do everything it can to shore up (fortify?) its margin of victory, hoping for bigger future wins.

Democrats are doing the exact opposite.   They are doing everything they can to alienate the state by preventing members of their most loyal constituency from making money off the All Star game.

I guess that kind of craziness isn’t surprising in an era where mayors let their own cities burn, thinking it will enhance their resumes.  Or a time when large companies openly alienate half of their customers.  The Democrats’ attitude toward Georgia would seem to fit with the other craziness.

Jim and Greg enthusiastically welcome polling showing 75 percent of likely voters think presenting a photo ID should be required to cast a ballot. They also hammer Joe Biden for going back on his guarantee that “anybody” making less than $400,000 per year would not get a tax increase while he’s in the White House. And they blast White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki for saying there’s “no question” that President Trump calling COVID the China virus is contributing to an increase in violence on Americans of Asian descent, including the recent murders in Atlanta.

Vote-by-Mail Must Never Be Implemented

 

Now that the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic is full-fledged, many politicians and government officials across the US are pushing for a dangerous policy— voting by mail. This policy would allow citizens across the country to mail-in ballots instead of going to a secure polling location. This policy should raise a plethora of red flags when it comes to the legitimacy of US elections.

Inaccurate Voter Rolls

Government oversight group Judicial Watch recently filed a lawsuit with the State of California and LA County, claiming that 1.5 million voter registrations were inactive, which violated the National Voter Registration Act. Since the lawsuit, California and LA County have agreed to remove the 1.5 million inactive registrations.

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I’ve been debating for a week now whether or not to write a post about the ongoing voter roll and election controversies that have been occurring in Wisconsin for at least the last six months, and have ramped up during the Corona Virus pandemic. It’s a long and complex story, with lawsuits, counter-suits, city clerks […]

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4. The black community needs to become politically competitive. Today Democrats know they will win without even bothering to campaign, without any regard for candidate quality. Republicans, on the other hand, know there’s zero chance of winning, no matter how good their candidate or his roots, record or pedigree in the district. Preview Open

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Welcome to this special edition of the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast – because, well, because, …, because, because, because, because, becaaaauuuuse – because we wanted to do more to fill the world with silly podcasts.

In this special edition we talk about three topics. First, what happened in Virginia? Was it the repudiation of Trumpism? Was it rather the repudiation of NeverTrumpism? Is there any meaningful justification for the continued existence in the pundit sphere of Evan McMullin, Bill Kristol, Jennifer Rubin, Bret Stephens, etc, etc, etc??? Mike tries his hardest to advance the “dignity in the White House”/”the (Grand Old) Party is better off out of power than being trodden upon by Trump” arguments of the McMullin holdouts amongst our listeners. We know you are out there. I won’t go as far as to say that we feel your pain.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America enjoy watching California Democrats fight over who won the election to be the next state party chairman, with supporters of the losing candidate alleging lax voter identification enforcement.  They also wince as Jon Ossoff moves to a seven-point lead over Karen Handel in the special House race in Georgia.  And they sigh as the Manchester terrorism attack elicits more generic calls for unity rather than identifying the obvious motivation for such heinous attacks.

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Over on NRO Andrew C. McCarthy has a good piece on the problems with trying to save Chicago, “Can the Feds Save Chicago?” In it he summarizes by saying,  “President Trump should get the feds to address Chicago’s carnage. But the first feds to get marching orders should be the ones at the Justice Department […]

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This image appeared at the top of my Facebook feed today, as soon as I saw it the alarm bells started ringing.  Here’s why.    If you share the status, people now know you’re on the rolls.  Not All States Have Voter ID Laws.   If you live in a state that has no voter ID […]

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Clinton Deploys ‘They Hate You’ Strategy

 

HCTXHillary Clinton had one of the worst campaign rollouts in living memory. Her low-key (to the point of inaudibility) announcement video came in the midst of a months-long period of deeply damaging stories about her mania for secrecy (the private email server), which she indulged even at the expense of the law and national security, and her cavalier acceptance of favors in the form of donations to the Clinton Foundation.

As these stories mounted, Clinton seemed oddly disengaged. She neither answered questions nor attempted to change the subject. Some Republicans began to get smug. “She’s a terrible candidate,” they said (your humble columnist may even have let these words slip herself). “She doesn’t have the skills of her husband,” they said, even predicting that “This woman will never be president of the United States.”

This week, Mrs. Clinton demonstrated that Republicans should wipe the smiles off their faces. On Saturday, June 13, she’ll deliver a do-over of the announcement speech, and if it’s anything like the talk she delivered at Texas Southern University, it will be fierce and effective.

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So you voted. What do you want — a medal? When did voting become the adult equivalent to riding a bike without training wheels? For that matter, when did it become the only right which comes with a sticker?  No other right comes with a sticker. You never see stickers which read “I bought a gun today,” which makes much more […]

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When I voted yesterday, and did not have to show any ID, it reminded me of something I heard somewhere, maybe on Ricochet:  In a way, all you need to know is that one party thinks it is better to allow citizens to vote without presenting any identification, and the other party thinks citizens should present […]

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There’s audio out there of His Excellency Colonel Obama saying that ID is not the problem for voter turnout, never has been.  He’s not crazy, he’s surrounded by people who are actually pretty good at this, and he has goals which are unseen from the White House in nearly one hundred years. So what is […]

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