Voter Registration/Fraud
Getting voters registered and to the polls on election day are critical to success during any election. In recent years complaints have been raised against both major political parties regarding inappropriate and even fraudulent registration and poll activities. The hottest registration issue revolves around voter ID. The left says there is no such thing as voter fraud … and if you disagree, you’re a racist. It is discriminatory and depresses minority turnout. They attack those who dare to support voter ID laws as “anti-voting rights activists and voter fraud hucksters”. The right says voter fraud is real. Indeed, Its practically a tradition in this country to do things the Daley way in Chicago, or the Philadelphia way, or voting control as with Tammany Hall in New York City. The right says we need to verify that each voter is legal and besides it is nonsense not to have to show an ID in this country to vote ... we do it for much less critical activities (such as, cash a check, drive a car, board an airplane, buy medicine, visit a doctor, get government assistance, etc). So, what is the real issue? Voter registration got a lot of attention during the 2008, 2012, 2014 & 2016 election season. We expect it will get a lot of attention before and during the 2018 mid term election season.

U.S. Charges Russian With Trying to Influence 2018 Midterms

10/19/18
from The Wall Street Journal,
10/19/18:

U.S. intelligence agencies also say Russia, China and Iran unsuccessfully attempted to intervene in elections.

Federal prosecutors have charged a Russian national in a wide-ranging conspiracy designed to undermine U.S. elections including next month’s midterms, according to charges unsealed Friday, in the first-known case targeting the November campaign. In a 73-page affidavit accompanying the charges, authorities described Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova, 44, of St. Petersburg, Russia, as the “chief accountant” of a broad online disinformation campaign designed to inflame U.S. public opinion and exacerbate tensions within U.S. society Ms. Khusyaynova managed an effort called “Project Lakhta,” which targeted U.S. elections in 2016 and 2018 with a total operating budget of $35 million between January 2016 and June 2018, authorities say. The effort was funded by a Russian oligarch and two companies he controls--and continues through today, according to the charges. Ms. Khusyaynova, who resides in Russia, couldn't immediately be reached. As a Russian citizen operating with the backing of powerful Russians, she is unlikely to face trial in the U.S

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