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Texas Lawmakers Fast-track Voter ID Expansion

Leading Texas Republican lawmakers and officials publicly endorsed a bill that would make permanent a voter ID “safety net” allowing those without proper documentation to cast a regular ballot if they sign an affidavit.

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Six Things to Know About DHS’ ‘Not a Takeover’ of Elections

The Department of Homeland Security could not have picked a better succeeding week to perform a Friday news dump announcing its decision to designate state election systems as “critical infrastructure” like previously done for the nation’s transport, electrical, financial, and water systems. Though this largely predictable move has sparked concerns among state election officials and watchdogs with respect to federal over-reach, equal uneasiness has been expressed about the incredibly vague nature DHS has chosen to describe how it will intervene in Constitutionally-prescribed state matters.

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‘How Trump Won’: Connecting with Voters Clinton Took for Granted

Joel Pollak and Larry Schweikart’s new book, How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, includes a passage describing the last days of the campaign that answers the question rather neatly: Donald Trump won because he went after voters Republicans are supposed to ignore, and that threw a huge monkey wrench into the gears of the Democrat machine.

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Seven Ways Obama Is Trying to Sabotage the Trump Administration

President Barack Obama’s final weeks in office seem dedicated to setting foreign and domestic policy on fire to make life as difficult as possible on his successor, Donald Trump. Here are some of the biggest mousetraps Obama scattered across the White House floor on his way out:

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Bob Carey: Veterans Voted in ‘Record Numbers’ for Trump

Bob Carey, director of Military Affairs and Veterans Engagement for the Republican National Committee, joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Wednesday’s Breitbart News Daily to talk about the record support of military veterans for Donald Trump during the 2016 election.

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Poll: Only 29% of Americans Believe Russian Hacking Impacted 2016 Election

A new Politico/Morning Consult poll marks the crashing and burning of another media narrative, as a mere 29 percent of respondents agreed with the statement, “We know with near certainty that Russia is responsible for the hacking and cyber-attacks that impacted the U.S. elections. Numerous U.S. intelligence agencies have used advanced techniques to determine Russia is responsible for these attacks and we are only playing into an unfriendly country’s hand when we deny this.”

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is seen on the television at the Republican National Committee (RNC) before  a news conference about the GOP's success on Election Night, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Russians Also Tried to Hack Republican National Committee, and Failed

The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that, according to anonymous U.S. officials (who are still driving the entire “election hacking” story with unsubstantiated leaks, on a daily basis), Russian hackers tried to hit the Republican National Committee as well as the Democrats, but were foiled by superior RNC security.