Trump incorrectly claims you need to show ID to buy cereal in latest push for tight voter ID laws

Getty Images/Mark Wilson President Donald Trump appeared to incorrectly suggest that buying cereal requires shoppers to present identification — and therefore should do so when voting. Buying cereal does not require ID. Trump made the comments as part of his latest vendetta against voter fraud and “illegal voting,” though he provided no evidence that either […]

Trump spreads wild conspiracy about voter fraud, claiming people change clothes before voting a second time

President Donald Trump continued to spread unsubstantiated conspiracies about voter fraud in American elections as midterm election ballots continue to be counted — and recounted — in key races in Florida and Georgia.  Trump has aggressively accused elections officials of forging and “finding” votes in Florida in order to hand the key Senate and gubernatorial […]

Three recounts, baseless voter fraud claims and mixed messages from candidates: Here’s what’s going on with the Florida elections

MediaPunch /IPX via AP Florida’s midterm elections have descended into chaos. The secretary of state ordered recounts in three races Saturday. A top election official said Sunday it would be “impossible” to meet the Thursday deadline.  Political tensions have reached a fever pitch amid baseless claims of voter fraud from Republicans including President Donald Trump.  […]

Florida judge orders voter records inspection, siding with Republicans as recount looms

A Florida judge ruled the Broward County elections supervisor must allow inspection of voter records in response to a lawsuit from outgoing Governor Rick Scott, whose Senate victory is now in jeopardy thanks to late-counted votes. Judge Carol-Lisa Phillip ruled that Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes must allow the records to be inspected before 7 […]

Russian hackers not found… again: DNC retracts claim voter database targeted by cyber-attack

The latest alarming news on a sophisticated cyber-attack on the Democratic National Committee’s voter database may have cemented one’s worst fears over Russia hacking into the US elections… except it was really a “phishing test.” Bob Lord, the committee’s chief security officer, raised the alarm on Wednesday after detecting a fake login page that mimicked […]

Trump voter on Manafort jury says one holdout prevented complete conviction on all counts in high-stakes fraud trial

Fox News A juror who participated in the trial of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, said just one holdout prevented the jury from convicting Manafort on all of the 18 federal charges he faced. In a Fox News interview on Wednesday, Paula Duncan, a self-described Trump supporter, said the unidentified juror was […]

Some 118,000 people were left off voter lists in Los Angeles County because of a printing error

David McNew/Getty Images The names of more than 118,000 voters were omitted from Los Angeles County voter lists because of a printing error, election officials said on Tuesday. The error caused confusion at some polling places. The county registrar-recorder’s office said workers were instructed to offer provisional ballots to every voter whose name didn’t appear […]

Merkel’s party bought voter data from Deutsche Post during 2017 election race – report

Germany’s national mail service Deutsche Post reportedly sold personal data, including information on voters’ gender, wealth and consumer habits, to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party ahead of the 2017 elections. Both the Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) began acquiring information from a Deutsche Post subsidiary in advance of the September 2017 […]

Voter turnout at Russian polls – why pay attention

Russian politicians, researchers and reporters all attach great importance to voter turnout. To understand this, RT compares preliminary figures from polling stations to those from other countries and other periods in history. Is there a way to forecast it? The discussion about future turnout started way before the actual presidential campaign, along with attempts to […]