Tag: voter registration

Mexican National Found Guilty of Illegal Voting

A Texas jury convicted a Mexican national for the crime of “illegal voting” on Wednesday and was sentenced to eight years in prison. At trial, she claimed she did not know the difference between being a resident and a citizen.

People vote on the US presidential election at Santa Monica City Hall on November 8, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. America's future hung in the balance Tuesday as millions of eager voters cast ballots to elect Democrat Hillary Clinton as their first woman president, or hand power to the billionaire populist Donald Trump. / AFP / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

Thomas 'Tom' Steyer, founder of Farallon Capital Management LLC, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in Pescadero, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Keystone XL will be a 'major driver' of oil sands expansion that significantly raises the risks of climate change, said Steyer, a former hedge fund manager who has spent some of his fortune fighting the pipeline. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Tom Steyer Claims to Have Registered 1 Million New Voters

Left-wing billionaire and environmental activist Tom Steyer announced on Monday — the last day to register to vote for the November 8 election — that his NextGen Climate Action Committee super PAC has registered 1 million voters, including 743,000 new voters in California and 294,000 in battleground states.

Federal Judge Rules Against Democrats in Florida Voter ID Verification Case

After a week of controversial rulings by United States district judge Mark Walker, a President Obama nominee, he has finally decided to rule against a third pro-Democrat initiative put forth by the Florida Democratic Party in regard to voter ID. On Thursday, Walker ruled against allowing rapid verification to take place during early voting that starts Monday in some major counties in Florida.

Campaign Official Says, ‘Democrats, Republicans, Independents Coming Together’ as Pence Visits Pennsylvania, GOP Voters Surge

Hundreds of thousands of new and formerly Democrat Pennsylvania voters have registered Republican in the past eleven months and, following Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence’s visit to the state on Thursday, a senior campaign official told Breitbart News that the trend is part of the “movement” seen at Trump-Pence rallies across the country, of Americans that see the “world spinning out of control” under President Obama’s foreign policy.