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    Voter Fraud: Who's Counting in the Upcoming Election?

    On Friday at noon, The Heritage Foundation will hold its second event in the Preserve the Constitution series when it hosts John Fund and me talking about our new book Who’s Counting? How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk. With the pundits and pollsters predicting that the upcoming … More

    Somalia: New President, Same Challenges

    Yesterday, Somalia’s newly appointed parliament voted Hassan Sheikh Mohamud into office as the country’s new president. A political amateur and academic from central Somalia, Mohamud is considered to be a moderate. As such, he contrasts greatly with the former president of the Transitional Federal Government, Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Mohammed. A … More

    Morning Bell: Union Money in Elections

    This election year, millions of Americans will donate to the political candidates and initiatives of their choice at the local, state, and federal levels. But for unionized workers, union dues come out of their paychecks and go to political causes—and they aren’t consulted on where that money will go. In … More

    French Socialist's Victory Is A Symbol of the EU's Decline

    Nicolas Sarkozy’s defeat at the hands of French Socialist leader Francois Hollande has sent shock waves throughout Europe, and will significantly challenge the fragile austerity consensus across the EU. Jean-Marc Ayrault, the likely next prime minister of France, puts it in uncompromising terms: We must get out of this austerity … More

    Judicial Mischief in Wisconsin Surrounds Effort to Recall Gov. Walker

    The political battle over Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s (R) recall is heating up. Four Democrats have filed paperwork to appear on the ballot opposite Walker, and the President’s re-election team has joined the fray, attacking Walker by name. The conflict has even infected the supposedly independent state judiciary. Recent investigations … More

    What Would Our Founders Say About Elections Today?

    With Super Tuesday coming up, Americans are reflecting on the Republican presidential campaign: Has the fighting among candidates been normal? Is the presidential campaign process too long? How important are debates? Reflecting on these questions can be put into better context by looking at the evolution of the presidential selection … More

    Russian Elections Did Not Bring a Surprise--but Now What?

    A recent Heritage event analyzed Russia’s presidential election and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency. The election was held in the aftermath of mass protests against Russian leadership’s corruption and disregard for the rule of law. According to David Kramer, President of Freedom House, Putin already lost in … More

    Heritage vs. ACLU at Voter ID Debate

    Voter fraud has a history of plaguing elections, inspiring a growing number of states to enact voter identification laws in recent years. The issue was the focus of a debate Thursday at the National Press Club between Heritage senior legal fellow Hans von Spakovsky and Laura Murphy, director of the … More

    Morning Bell: Voter ID Prevents Election Fraud

    Last night’s nail-biter in Iowa marked the beginning of election year 2012. And with Americans heading to the polls — next in New Hampshire, then South Carolina and beyond — they will hope to rely on the integrity of the election system to ensure that every legitimate vote counts and … More

    Seventy Percent of Americans Agree It's Time for Voter ID

    Think that you ought to be required to show photo identification before being able to vote? If so, count yourself among the majority of Americans — 70 percent — who support the requirement. Rasmussen reports on their findings in a new poll: Seventy percent (70%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe … More