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    Voter Fraud in Missouri: Wrong Candidate Was Elected

    A guilty plea in a Kansas City, Missouri, voter fraud case this week illustrates something the U.S. Supreme Court pointed out when it upheld Indiana’s voter ID law in 2008: [F]lagrant examples of [voter] fraud…have been documented throughout this Nation’s history [and] occasional examples have surfaced in recent years that…demonstrate … More

    NEW VIDEO: The Voting Dead

    Can dead voters sway an election? While there are genuine instances of people casting absentee ballots before passing away and dead voters simply being misidentified, there are also cases of voter impersonation and other types of fraud. According to WMCTV in Tennessee, the Shelby County Election Commission has confirmed the … More

    Serve Your Country by Working at the Polls in November

    I am often asked what an ordinary citizen can do in the upcoming election to make sure we have a fair, secure process. My number one recommendation: Work the polls in your city or county as an election officer. As John Fund and I outline in our book Who’s Counting? … More

    Preserve the Constitution: 2012 Event Series

    Today we celebrate Constitution Day—the 225th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution at the Constitutional Convention. The U.S. Constitution remains the object of reverence for nearly all Americans, and an object of admiration by people around the world. Sadly, the assault by 20th century liberal theorists and activist judges … More

    VIDEO: The Bloggers Briefing With John Fund, Hans von Spakovsky

    Voter ID laws have emerged as a major dispute in the months before the 2012 election, pitting the Obama administration against a growing number of states seeking to ensure the integrity of their elections. Two states, South Carolina and Texas, are already engaged in lawsuits with the Justice Department to … More

    Scribecast: John Fund Explains Why Voter ID Laws Benefit Minorities

    Former President Bill Clinton recently compared voter identification laws to Jim Crow-era statutes that suppressed the black vote after the Civil War. “There has never been in my lifetime, since we got rid of the poll tax and all the Jim Crow burdens on voting, the determined effort to limit … More

    Votes Have Consequences, Too

    Where Chairman Mao believed that all power comes from the barrel of the gun, the late Mayor Richard J. Daley believed that all power comes from the barrel into which precinct totals have been tossed. –David Nyham, The Boston Globe, Dec. 16, 1982 In America, it’s understood that power lies … More

    'A Lot of Underbrush and 14,000 People With Matches'

    The Wall Street Journal’s John Fund predicted the 2008 presidential election would “go into overtime” with a close race creating “incentives for some actors to create chaos.” Speaking to Heritage’s weekly Conservative Bloggers’ Briefing, Fund noted that this election would be just the second election under the Help America Vote … More