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FED’s Set Up New Jersey Voter Election Day Hotline for Complaints of Voting Irregularities or Abuses

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Hackensack NJ,  U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today that Senior Trial Counsel Allen B.K. Urgent will lead the office’s efforts in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the Nov. 6, 2018, general election.

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FBI Warns Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Staffers to Beware of Foreign Spies in US

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By MIKE LEVINE

Sep 1, 2016, 8:03 AM ET

Be careful when you’re meeting new people in the nation’s capital and elsewhere, because you could be a prime target for foreign spies.

That’s the warning FBI agents gave to presidential campaign staffers Wednesday during two separate security briefings in Washington, D.C., according to sources.

While the briefings were portrayed as routine, they come amid increasingly aggressive efforts by foreign governments to access U.S. secrets and potentially influence upcoming elections here.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/fbi-warns-donald-trump-hillary-clinton-staffers-beware/story?id=41793321

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FEC chief: We can’t stop election abuse

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“People think the FEC is dysfunctional,” she added. “It’s worse than dysfunctional.”

By Mark Hensch

The head of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) said in an article published Sunday that her organization is powerless to safeguard against misconduct in 2016 presidential campaign fundraising and spending.

“The likelihood of the law being enforced is slim,” FEC Chairwoman Ann M. Ravel told The New York Times.

“I never want to give up, but I’m not under any illusions,” Ravel said.

“People think the FEC is dysfunctional,” she added. “It’s worse than dysfunctional.”

Ravel told the newspaper that the commission’s partisan gridlock is its fatal flaw. The agency’s six commissioners often find themselves locked in unbreakable ties along ideological lines, she added.

Ravel, a Democrat, vowed she would “bridge the partisan gap” upon becoming the agency’s leader last December. Five months later, she finds herself embroiled in the exact conflict she hoped to avoid.

“What’s really going on is that the Republican commissioners don’t want to enforce the law, except in the most obvious cases,” she told the Times.

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/fundraising/240896-fec-chief-we-cant-stop-2016-election-abuse

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Jaw-Dropping Study Claims Large Numbers of Non-Citizens Vote in U.S.

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Jaw-Dropping Study Claims Large Numbers of Non-Citizens Vote in U.S.
By Jim Geraghty
October 24, 2014 5:45 PM

 This study’s claim is pretty eye-opening…

Our data comes from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES). Its large number of observations (32,800 in 2008 and 55,400 in 2010) provide sufficient samples of the non-immigrant sub-population, with 339 non-citizen respondents in 2008 and 489 in 2010. For the 2008 CCES, we also attempted to match respondents to voter files so that we could verify whether they actually voted.

How many non-citizens participate in U.S. elections? More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples indicated that they were registered to vote. Furthermore, some of these non-citizens voted. Our best guess, based upon extrapolations from the portion of the sample with a verified vote, is that 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in 2008 and 2.2 percent of non-citizens voted in 2010.

(Note that they keep using the term, “non-citizen,” without specifying whether they mean immigrants who have entered the country illegally or immigrants who are in the process of legally becoming citizens — lawful permanent residents, a.k.a. “green card” holders, or both. It’s a crime either way, but it’s easier to imagine a lawful permanent resident mistakenly thinking they have already earned the right to vote.)

If they mean 6.4 percent of 11 million illegal immigrants… we’re talking about roughly 700,000 votes being cast by non-citizens in 2008. Stunning. If true, it refutes my earlier contention that proven cases of voter fraud would only swing elections in races that come down to a few hundred votes.

http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/391134/jaw-dropping-study-claims-large-numbers-non-citizens-vote-us-jim-geraghty