36 Burst results for "Voter Registration"

Alabama revises voter form with religious oath, lawsuit ends

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 2 months ago

Alabama revises voter form with religious oath, lawsuit ends

"Alabama revises a voter registration form containing a religious oath an atheist group is ending a federal lawsuit after the state of Alabama revise voter registration forms that include a religious oath court documents show the freedom from religion foundation and the secretary of state's office asked a court Wednesday to dismiss the case the atheist organization had sued over Alabama's voter registration form which has a note that includes the words so help me god the foundation argued that the wording violates the rights of atheists a new statement has been added that allows registrants to opt out of the religious so I Walter Ratliff

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Fresh update on "voter registration" discussed on Michael Berry

Michael Berry

00:35 min | 13 hrs ago

Fresh update on "voter registration" discussed on Michael Berry

"Of the computer model guidance chose very little for the Houston metropolitan area, if any at all. Yeah, it's been pretty much a blob, but that system expected to start drifting north towards the Gulf Coast By tomorrow. President Biden returning to Washington he's claiming victory in the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Where we have differences. I want to President Putin understand why I say what I say and why I do what I do. Former President Donald Trump. He's had a lot of experience he weighs in on Biden. We didn't get anything. We gave a very big stage to Russia, and we got nothing. That was President Trump on Fox last night with Ktrh to Sean Hannity. We've got the entire interview for you posted at ktrh dot com. Vice President Who blocked the election integrity from becoming law in the legislative session by walking out of proceedings now, outgoing Texas GOP chair Alan West told Fox News. Those Democrats are nothing but cowards. I don't want any voter. I d. They don't want any voter roll registration reviews. They want online voter registration. They all the things that would undermine honest and elections here in Texas. As for West well, he wouldn't admit what his political future might be..

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AP-NORC poll: Majority in US back easier voter registration

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 2 months ago

AP-NORC poll: Majority in US back easier voter registration

"A a new new survey survey finds finds solid solid support support for for Democrats Democrats proposals proposals to to overhaul overhaul voting voting in in the the U. U. S. S. the the Associated Associated Press Press and and O. O. R. R. C. C. center center for for public public affairs affairs research research poll poll finds finds about about half half of of those those surveyed surveyed support support expanding expanding access access to to early early in in mail mail in in voting voting about about thirty thirty percent percent opposed opposed the the ideas ideas while while the the other other twenty twenty percent percent expressed expressed no no opinion opinion automatic automatic voter voter registration registration was was the the most most popular popular democratic democratic proposal proposal in in the the survey survey that that drew drew the the support support of of sixty sixty percent percent of of respondents respondents but but nearly nearly three three quarters quarters of of all all Americans Americans including including majorities majorities of of both both parties parties say say they they support support laws laws requiring requiring voters voters to to present present photo photo identification identification to to cast cast their their ballot ballot the the democratic democratic legislation legislation in in Congress Congress would would ease ease those those laws laws Ben Ben Thomas Thomas Washington Washington

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Personal data of all 6.5 million Israeli voters exposed

Cyber Security Headlines

01:55 min | 3 months ago

Personal data of all 6.5 million Israeli voters exposed

"Voting information on millions of israelis leaked ahead of election. The data leaked on march. Twenty third two days ahead of the general parliamentary election exposing voter registration. Details of six point. Five million israelis and the personal details of three point one million estimated of the nine point three million total population. This personal information includes the full names phone numbers. Id card numbers home addresses gender age and political preferences a threat actor calling itself. The israeli autumn took credit for the leak. The source appears to be the website elector. The web front end for the app used by the country's likud political party in february two thousand twenty a web developer discovered the site exposed an api endpoint. That allowed him to gain. Access to the sites adleman log ins and passwords facebook disrupts channels group targeting wieger community the company announced it took actions to disrupt the group known to security researchers as evil eye or poisoned carp targeting members of the wieger ethnic minority in the. Us turkey syria. Australia and canada facebook. I spotted the group in two thousand twenty which use fake accounts to target individuals visit malicious websites or download android apps that would have been installed the trojan malware action spy and plug in phantom. Although the group appears to operate out of china facebook did not link the campaign to efforts by the chinese government privacy and security issues with slacks connect. Dm rollout slack rolled out connect dm's letting any slack user direct message and other even if outside organization to send messages users must send email invitations once accepted the appear in the slack sidebar though organizations retained control of their own messages in these conversations many users pointed out that slacks implementation suffered from a major privacy and security flaw with users able to customize invitation emails with any text they like which would then be sent from slack originating email address easily getting around any existing black contacts slack. Said it's now disabling letting users customize invite emails.

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Warnock: GOP voting restrictions resurrect ‘Jim Crow era’

AP News Radio

00:53 sec | 3 months ago

Warnock: GOP voting restrictions resurrect ‘Jim Crow era’

"Georgia's first black senator Raphael Warnock used his first floor speech to blast a wave of Republican backed measures that would make it harder to cast ballots in states around the country Warnock says in his state Georgia after not getting the outcome desired there's a push to change the rules we are witnessing right now a massive them all the best assault on voting rights unlike anything we've ever seen since the Jim crow era the changes proposed include curtailing absentee voting eliminating automatic and same day voter registration and cutting back on early voting opportunities Warnock says it's not just in Georgia he says it's all part of a big ally of voter fraud as a pretext for voter suppression the same law that led to a violent insurrection all of this very capital Democrats in Congress are pushing for states to get federal approval for voting procedures at Donahue Washington

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Business is booming for tech companies during the coronavirus pandemic

Real Time with Bill Maher

06:15 min | 3 months ago

Business is booming for tech companies during the coronavirus pandemic

"It is the corona bursary Was a year ago minus two days where we did our last show here and i am boy at ended quick biden set at me the whole thing i mean i thought i was gonna come back next week. We had a panel book May i able to get a shot. July fourth biden says independence day yet. It we're going to be kind of independent. So i've been leading reading you know the year everybody's running recaps of this kind of stuff this dot. I have to start with that. I thought was most amazing. Jeff bezos law lost thirty eight million his divorce thirty eight billion divorced and he made it all back in a month may thirty five billion in one month. What does this tell us about america. Gentlemen it's worse than that. We've had one individual. Gdp of hungary to his net worth since the first virus. You on mosques just in time for him to peace out and moved to taxes so he doesn't have to pay taxes. We've seen billionaires go from one point nine trillion and wealth of four trillion. The dirty secret of this pandemic is at the top ten percent much less top. One percent are living best lives virus and that some be minute we see a lot of the we actually see places that went out of business by myself. Some of my favorite restaurant. Hey i drive by. And i wanna cry. Because they've been there for a log gone forever but the people who did if you're in the sit on your ass. Look at a screen business. Amazon apple google facebook right. They made their now worth twenty one percent of the whole economy. There we used we talk about the s. and p. five hundred it's the s. and p. seven there's now seven companies that have percent of the market cap amazon's since march has added more market capitalization than all of european retail. We have effectively four companies. That are so dominant. There's more we've been overrun. There's more lobbyists fulltime lobbyist in washington working for amazon than there are. Us senators there's more people working in pr and calms at facebook. Manicuring in march and cheryl's image than there are journalists at the washington post. Yeah we are so beyond any sense of balance in our economy. The eco-systems out of control. We absolutely need to break these companies up. Yeah it's almost like we're going to step ahead. I'm old school that stepping on a. It's almost like the way that you said there bill. It sounded nefarious. Almost like they plan or something you know not that they did of course but they took advantage of it but they took advantage of there's almost like an inevitability of this kind of progress. Let's let's call it. You know where how all that money just starts flowing in these these same directions. No matter what happens to the economy. It all keeps flowing that way but can ask this one question. When i read this about the amazon apple. Google facebook twenty one percent. I mean it was written. I forget where i read it. Maybe you yeah. It was written like oh my god. Twenty one percent of the economy four companies. Yeah but i was like. That's so bad. I thought it was eighty quite frankly. I hadn't read that. I mean the biggest four companies. Who really i mean this is. What's propping up. America as the rest of his goes to shit Is that such a big thing that those the four biggest companies are one fifth of the economy pennzoil. Not that alarmed at do we want one company deciding ninety three percent of the time when we type in overthrow government whether you get Instructions on how to build a dirty bomb or voter registration. Should one company control those decisions. Ninety three percent of the time should one person control the algorithms to decide the content that the southern hemisphere place. india rec- should one company effectively control ninety seven percent of all increase in value of all retail. The third and learn. I know you think healthcare is next right. Don't you think that walmart and is it is on. We're going to be battling to of course. Why wouldn't they want that. they own everything else. Where's the all the money going sick people. That's what america does best makes people look the fastest. The largest business in the world is us healthcare. it's seventy percent of gdp its prices. Keep going up. it's nps keeps going down. That spells here comes amazon but not only is it bad or morally corrupted these companies have so much power it's dangerous. the equivalent of the nasdaq and israel is down. Not up there vaccinating. Seven times the rate when the most powerful wealthiest people in the world are living their best lives. We don't show this virus the full-throated capitalist response. We are capable of if amazon amazon. Start if amazon stock had declined seventy percent instead of risen seventy percent in the last ten months when a van with a smile shows up in my driveway tomorrow morning someone with a somewhat jumped out in a lab coat and vaccinated us. We are living our best lives. This virus has not seen what with the. Us is capable of because stop. Stop at hurt so good. If you're the shareholder class but the other the other point is the every time you wanna talk. This guy's as usual. I said everything i wanted to say. No but the other side of it is providing a service that people like you know. I mean during the pandemic you wanted things delivered to you know so the. That's what i mean the confluence of them being there at exactly the right time with exactly the right service is was very convenient so i know so. Many people have signed up for amazon prime over the last five years because the all of the things that they come with it and amazon is amazing. The type of company that amazon is and how they position themselves to literally pacman. Every every type of that is out there. it really is. I don't think we've seen anything like that type that's He remember he cornered the diaper market. Lost like one hundred million. Just but i i don't care i want diapers to write something wrong with that guy anyway but it's not as bank

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Biden marks Bloody Sunday by signing voting rights order.

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

01:39 min | 3 months ago

Biden marks Bloody Sunday by signing voting rights order.

"I'm anthony davis new executive order from president. Joe biden directs federal agencies to take a series of steps to promote voting access. A move that comes. As congressional democrats press for a sweeping voting and elections bill to counter efforts by republicans to restrict voting access. His plan was announced during a recorded address on the fifty sixth commemoration of bloody sunday. The nineteen sixty five incident in which some six hundred civil rights. Activists were viciously beaten by state troopers as they tried to march for voting rights in selma alabama. every eligible voter should be able to vote and have it counted. Biden's order includes several modest provision it directs federal agencies to expand access to voter registration and election information calls on the heads of agencies to come up with plans to give federal employees time off to vote or volunteer as nonpartisan poll workers and pushes an overhaul of the government's vote dot gov website democrats are attempting to solidify support for house resolution one which touches on virtually every aspect of the electoral process. It was approved on wednesday on a near party line. Vote two hundred twenty. Two two hundred and ten bloody sunday proved to be a turning point in the civil rights movement that led to passage of the voting rights act of nineteen sixty five similarly biden is hoping the january six attack of the us capital by a pro. Donald trump mob

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Biden marks 'Bloody Sunday' by signing voting rights order

AP News Radio

00:55 sec | 3 months ago

Biden marks 'Bloody Sunday' by signing voting rights order

"I'm Julie Walker a new executive order from president Biden directs federal agencies to take a series of steps to promote voting access as congressional Democrats pressed for a sweeping elections bill to counter efforts to restrict voting access button says every eligible voters should be able to vote and have it counted elected officials in forty three states have already introduced over two hundred and fifty bills to make it harder for Americans to vote we can not let them succeed his plan was announced during a recorded address on the fifty six commemoration of Bloody Sunday when civil rights activists marching for voting rights were beaten by state troopers in Selma Alabama well I didn't order includes several modest provisions amongst other things expanded access to voter registration and an overhaul of the boat dock of website I'm Julie Walker

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Biden marking 'Bloody Sunday' by signing voting rights order

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | 3 months ago

Biden marking 'Bloody Sunday' by signing voting rights order

"I'm Julie Walker president Biden plans to sign an executive order directing federal agencies to take a series of steps to promote voting access the move comes as congressional Democrats pressed for a sweeping voting in elections bill to counter efforts by states to restrict voting access Biden's order include several modest provisions it directs federal agencies to expand access to voter registration and election information calls on the heads of federal agencies to come up with plans to give federal employees time off to vote or volunteer is nonpartisan poll workers and prescribes an overhaul of the government's vote dot gov website but it is announcing the order during a recorded address on the fifty sixth commemoration of Bloody Sunday the nineteen sixty five incident in which some six hundred civil rights activists were viciously beaten by state troopers as they tried to March for voting rights in Selma Alabama I'm Julie Walker

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Biden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access

Red Shield Radio

00:19 sec | 3 months ago

Biden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access

"President. Biden will sign an executive order later today to promote voting access. It will direct federal agencies to expand access to voter registration and election information. And assist states under the National Voter Registration Act, Among other things, it will also analyze barriers to voting for people with disabilities.

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Biden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access

The Moth Radio Hour

00:32 sec | 3 months ago

Biden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access

"The White House says President Biden plans to sign an executive order Sunday to make it easier for Americans to vote. It would direct federal agencies to submit plans to expand voter registration. And to distribute election information. This comes at a time when Republican lawmakers in dozens of states are trying to restrict voting access binds executive order is to be signed on the 56th anniversary of bloody Sunday. When police and state troopers attacked civil rights marchers in Selma,

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While All Eyes Were On the Covid Relief Bill House Passed Two Other Important Bills

5 Things

04:07 min | 3 months ago

While All Eyes Were On the Covid Relief Bill House Passed Two Other Important Bills

"Congress has been working on plenty of other legislation as well senior video producer. Hannah gaber talked with congress reporter savannah berman to catch us up savannah. You've been on the hill all week and it's pretty much been all is on the covid relief package for very good reason. But that's well on. Its way to becoming law. The democrats are looking good for getting. It passed before the march fourteenth deadline. That they're worried about well. We were all looking at the covid relief. Bill what else did we miss the senate. This week has largely been focused on president. Joe biden one point nine trillion dollar stimulus bill but the house passed two other bills. That people should know about those being the house passing the for the people act which would provide sweeping reforms to protect voter rights and then they also passed. The george floyd justice and policing acts but should usher in a series of police reform measures in the wake of national uprising. Saw summer and protest against police brutality and we saw a lot of support for police reform over the summer and this is also not the first time that the democrats have passed this bill. Isn't that right. Yeah so the. George floyd in policing act was actually passed last year. But senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. Who was the majority leader at the time. Didn't bring it to the floor. And since then we have actually seen support for. Police increased quite a bit in recent months so now that the democrats have a majority in the senate. It's a very slim one. Literally one person vice president khama harris there. Are they gonna be able to get this. Bill passed because this is not a reconciliation bill. They're going to need a two thirds majority for this to become law or at least they're going to need sixty votes to get passed a filibuster rate so are any republicans going to get on board. Yes they would need to have ten republicans. Join all fifty democrats in order for this to pass. But republicans have specifically taking issue with the qualified immunity provisions and the qualified immunity provision is a legal doctrine that showed police officers from being held personally liable in civil court. So republicans are arguing. That people will sue police officers. Try to take legal action against them if they simply disagree with being arrested or something else so. Republicans are arguing. That police officers will no longer be protected and that that is unfair for first responders law enforcement officials but how democrats feel about taking that provision out of the amenable to that kind of a compromise. You know i don't think so. There might be some movement with some of the moderates on in the senate side but progressives like cory booker who has really been the point person for democrats when it comes to policing hasn't been hasn't been wanting to budge on this. So i don't think democrats would be willing to take it out of the bill and for those of us who just absolutely love political fine print. There was also a campaign finance reform. Bill passed in the house this week was there not that is correct so the house also passed the four of the people act. And that's going to look at expanding. The voting poll and seeking to increase. Voter turnout by expanding. Early voting lessening identification requirements allowing same day registration and. It's also going to fight against gerrymandering. Boy this sounds like it is in direct contrast with a case that we are seeing in front of the supreme court this very week. So what do you think is the campaign finance and voter reform. Bill gonna make it through the senate. It faces a lot of the same issues. In the with democrats needing ten senate republicans joining them to break. Gop filibuster and for this act a lot of senate. Republicans dislike it and have actually called terrible. Senate majority senate minority leader mitch. Mcconnell has taken a particular dislike to it and one aspects that they dislike is that it will allow states to establish electronic voter registrations a permit voters to actually register on election day and republicans. Say that it's gonna make verification harder and may lead to an increase voter fraud

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Historic Anti-Corruption Bill "For The People Act" Passes House

Democracy Now! Audio

00:56 sec | 3 months ago

Historic Anti-Corruption Bill "For The People Act" Passes House

"The house of representatives has approved. The most sweeping voting rights bill in decades. The four. the people act also known as house resolution. One pass wednesday by a vote of two hundred twenty two two hundred ten with every republican opposing the bill. The legislation is aimed at improving voter registration and access devoting ending partisan and racial gerrymandering forcing disclosure of dark money donors increasing public funding for candidates and imposing strict at the goal and reporting standards on congress members and members of the us supreme court. The bill now heads to the senate where it's expected to be killed by republicans unless all fifty senate democrats unite to end the filibuster. The house measure comes as voting rights are under attack and courthouses and statehouses across the country. Republican state lawmakers have introduced over two hundred fifty bills in forty three states to limit voter access.

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White House narrows income limits for stimulus checks

Here & Now

04:30 min | 3 months ago

White House narrows income limits for stimulus checks

"Of a threat from far right groups, including followers of the Cuban on conspiracy. Those extremists claim Donald Trump will retake the presidency today. This is not stopping the Senate from carrying on the House adjourned, but not before Democrats passed two major bills last night. One on voting rights, the other on police reform for more. We're joined by NPR congressional correspondent Susan Davis. And so Democrats have railed against bills passed in state houses across the country that would make it harder to vote curbing things like mail in voting and early voting that work expanded last year during the pandemic. So what would this federal voting rights bill do about that? Well, this legislation has been a top priority for the party. It's not new. It was introduced in passed in the house in the last Congress. So this vote this week was a bit of a do over. They've called it the most sweeping government reform bill since the post Watergate era. And what wouldn't do it would do things like allow for automatic voter registration, it would make Election day of federal holiday. It would restore voting rights to people with past felony convictions. It would also expand early voting that we saw you so much in the 2020 elections. It would also do things like create more independent redistricting commissions to sort of end party controlled drawing of congressional district. On campaign finance. It would require more disclosure of big donors. It would require transparency about those ads you see in your social media feeds, and it would create a new public financing system for congressional candidates. Would also do things like expand conflict of interest laws that would ban members of Congress from serving on corporate boards and require presidents by law to disclose their taxes. Okay, sweeping to say the least. Thea other bill passed last night is the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. Police reform has been a democratic priority for a long time. What's in this one? This is another bill that passed in the previous congress. So they're doing it again. This'll legislation would do things that would ban choke holds, it would change so called qualified immunity protection so it would make it easier to pursue claims of misconduct against police officers. It would put restrictions on no knock warrants, and it would require new data collection on a police encounters. It would also direct more money to community based policing programs. This one is not. I mean, it's not as controversial as the voting reforms Bill, which has very strong Republican opposition. No Republicans supported it. There is a bit more support among Republicans for police reform, especially in the Senate. There's competing measure by Tim Scott, who's a Republican of South Carolina. So there's maybe a chance there could be more bipartisan effort to move that bill forward, But the other measure is purely a symbolic one of the stage. It's still a tall order in the House Democrats know based on previous failures that these bills don't have much hope of getting to 60 votes in the Senate, which, of course, is the magic number to break a filibuster, they would need 10 Republicans to vote with Democrats. So why are they so determined to pass them if the prospects looked in Part of this is just elections are making good on their promises. These issues are very important to the Democratic base, and I think it's about keeping that promise. But you're right. I mean, I think that's going to be one of the cork tensions, if not the court tension of this Congress. I think Democrats really sensitive this fact that they control Washington. Now they have Congress and the White House and they want to be able to run in 20 to 2022 on accomplishments. But they have these really narrow majorities in the House and Senate, which really limits what they're going to be able to do. You know, it's not just the filibuster to the parties are really divided right now. There's not much that they agree on. The bigger picture, though, is Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer just doesn't have the votes to change the filibuster, and it's not clear that he ever will in this Congress. One of the biggest opponents, a centrist Democrat, Joe Manchin, of West Virginia. He was asked last week if he could ever see changing his mind. And he literally yelled never at the reporters who asked him the question, Okay, digging in on the filibuster, So just in the moment we have left we have the Senate is still in session. They're debating that Cove in 19 relief package. What's the latest? You know they're making some tweaks to the bill. They've done things like reduced the income limits for people to get those $1400 stimulus checks. There was concerns among Senate Senate Democrats that too much money was going to people who didn't need it. Otherwise, The bill seems to be on a glide path. They don't expect to get any Republican support. But Democrats seem pretty unified behind it. If it passes this week, they gotta send it back over to the house to pass it back over there, but Right now. They're on track to meet a march 14th deadline that they've set, which is when current extended unemployment benefits run out, and they don't want to see those benefits lapsed. So there's a real pressure campaign to get it done by then. OK, that's NPR congressional correspondent Susan Davis with the latest thanks to your right welcome. Well, every

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House passes significant voting rights bill but it faces an uncertain future in the Senate

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:09 min | 3 months ago

House passes significant voting rights bill but it faces an uncertain future in the Senate

"Call for details. 2 35. Democrats have passed a sweeping new voting rights bill in the house, and it goes on to the Senate. It is called the four the People Act, but it faces Republican opposition in the Senate could become the most significant overhaul of U. S elections and government ethics in a generation. Before the People Act requires states to offer same day voter registration and would automatically register all eligible voters. It also limits state's ability to purge voter rolls and restore voting rights to felons have completed their sentences. Democrats say the reforms would expand voting access to marginalize groups, especially minorities, and established a national standards. Republicans say it gives too much power to the federal government to manage what is supposed to be state run elections, and the fate of this legislation isn't likely to be good in the Senate. Where the current filibuster rules require at least 10, Republican votes and all 50 Democrats to pass it. But it's part of House Speaker Pelosi strategy to pass Big Democratic Party priorities like police reform is they did last night and gun control is they will soon but would be even narrower margins in the Senate. Put even more pressure on majority leader Chuck Schumer to consider scrapping or at least modifying the Senate

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House passes sweeping elections and police reform bills

Kentuckiana's Morning News

00:38 sec | 3 months ago

House passes sweeping elections and police reform bills

"What would be the largest overhaul of the U. S election long at least a generation has cleared the house. CBS is Jennifer Keiper, with details headed to the Senate is sweeping voting and ethics legislation that Democrats say would expand voting rights and set up new national standards for automatic voter registration and how elections are conducted. It would also restore voting rights to former felons. The bill passed in the house over unanimous GOP opposition the same sentiment from Republicans in the Senate, which would make it hard to get the 60 votes needed to pass. The legislation comes his Republican controlled state legislators across the country, try to limit mail in voting and impose stricter voter identification

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House Passes Landmark Voting Rights Bill

This Morning with Gordon Deal

00:24 sec | 3 months ago

House Passes Landmark Voting Rights Bill

"Changes in elections, including automatic voter registration and more mail in ballots. But House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy says it's more like a Democrat Protection Act. They are so concerned about losing their majority. They're trying to consolidate his power. That's exactly what they're doing. He says The bill would stymie states efforts to stop voter fraud. The bill faces an uphill battle in the Senate. It's which is preparing to debate and vote on the big coronavirus

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House Democrats charge ahead with bills likely to stall Senate

San Diego's Morning News with Ted and LaDona

00:38 sec | 3 months ago

House Democrats charge ahead with bills likely to stall Senate

"Poised to advance a sweeping election reform bill through the house, the Democratic led house passed before the people at last Congress, it's told in the Senate Democrat They're bringing it up again this week, a measure that would require early voting windows, expand voter registration access and require future presidents to disclose their tax returns. A response the former president Trump's refusal to follow that tradition. Republicans opposed the measure. They describe it as a Democrat Political Protection Act that would shift control of elections from states to the federal government. Prospects in the Senate do remain uncertain without Republican support to overcome a 60 vote filibuster threshold.

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NFL Honors: Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson announced as 2020 Walter Payton Man of the Year

Our Auto Expert

01:50 min | 4 months ago

NFL Honors: Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson announced as 2020 Walter Payton Man of the Year

"But it's also a weekend where some top NFL honors of the year have been announced for me. Abed Buffet of Coma Sports says there's a Seahawk player among these honors. Russell Wilson is the epitome of what you want from a franchise player. No, he's never won the M v P, But he's a great athlete and an even better person. At the NFL honors, the league recognized that Wilson's value stretches far beyond The white lines. Russell Wilson was named the Walter Payton, NFL Man of the year for his charitable acts and excellent on and off the field with the help of his wife, Sierra Wilson, and the Why not You foundation donated one million meals to feeding America's food lifeline. In October, Wilson announced their latest efforts of starting the Why not You Academy who will be a charter school set to open next fall for the award, Wilson will receive $290,000. Go towards the white, not you Foundation. 2020 was the most difficult times of history, losing a sports icon like Kobe in a movie star and Chadwick witnessing losing George Floyd. Right in front of her eyes. A modern Briana and so many others the loss of so many because of this monster of a pandemic called Covert 19. We've lost so many things, but, Dad, I wish you were here. You to tell the world love changes things. Wilson is the second Seahawk to win the award after Steve Largent in 1988 and rightfully so. The list of contributions include partnering with the United Way's United Last Mile campaign, which is delivered 860,000 miles across King County, along with wine that you foundation Wilson has also helped raise more than $9 million for pediatric cancer research to go along. The hundreds of patients he's visited at the Seattle Children's Hospital since coming to the northwest and 2012 and this past fall he joined I am of voter to encourage voter registration. Nationwide. That's

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"voter registration" Discussed on The CSIS Podcast

The CSIS Podcast

03:26 min | 6 months ago

"voter registration" Discussed on The CSIS Podcast

"That i said does he do fundraising for nonprofit. Organizations is what headcount was just starting out. We didn't have nikola the back and she's like well let's find out. She gets the phone and she calls key lock. And bruce instantly got headcount and we started working together. We ended up putting on a fundraiser at somebody's house. The bobby game in played and it was a rolling stone and on the way to the fundraiser. Separate from headcount bobby stopped in the obama campaign headquarters. Mrs two thousand eight so this is right when obama is starting to look like he might rid and that connection got made separate from headcount. Don't work with the obama campaign at all but my point is there is a network of deadheads who are important political places in dc and as count. We don't really get involved in that too much because we really do. Stay away from partisan politics. Congressperson is dead head. There's not a lot. I can do with a member of congress that's going to help us achieve what we're trying to achieve but it is interesting to note that there is this network and we kind of have our insider diane blackman. Who's just a wonderful person. Very well known in dc circles and on the hill to your question about the role. The debt has played. We've just taken all of these building blocks over time and turned it into a lasting organization. Now that we have a partnership global citizen that we worked with brands like spotify and grubhub and jerry's for many years we've just built out those tentacles obviously jerry's as the natural but you know grubhub spotify things like that grinder was a partner this year. We have an initiative called pride. We also have initiative called the cannabis voter project. We want more people to know about that. That's a cannabis voter dot info and that has the voting records every member of congress on canvas Which is changing rapidly. We see cannabis as an issue. That can really bring out voters and i should mention. Our website had count data work where we have all that information about early voting about how you can volunteer get involved with thousands of volunteers around the country of every age but especially We have a lot of older volunteers. Who are dead heads and that we have a lot of younger volunteers who are like. What's with all debts. Runs the gamut andy. I really appreciate your time today. This is a great organization you lead and won. The csi will certainly be following. Really appreciate your time. Thanks so much. Well i appreciate it as well injured. It's great to talk about these topics. It's great to me yet. Another chilean grad as to grads of actually are part of that network and for those of your listeners. Who don't know to grads are secretly road in something. I don't know if we can stay there. Run in the world but they're all still working together all extreme take care man appreciate it all right. Thank you if you enjoy this podcast. Check out our larger suite of csis podcasts from into africa. The asia chessboard. China power aids. Twenty twenty the trade guys. Smart women's mar power and more you can listen to the mall on major streaming platforms like itunes and spotify visit. Csis dot org slash podcasts to see our full catalog..

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"voter registration" Discussed on The CSIS Podcast

The CSIS Podcast

08:16 min | 6 months ago

"voter registration" Discussed on The CSIS Podcast

"I'm bob schieffer. And i'm andrew schwartz of the center for strategic and international studies. And this is the truth of the matter. This is the podcast where we break down the policy issues the days since the politicians are having their say we will excuse them with respect and bring in the experts many of them from csis people who have been working these issues for years no spin no bombast. No finger-pointing just informed discussion. Today's episode of the truth of the matter. I'm flying solo as bob. Shieffer is a town to get to the truth of the matter about headcount a nonpartisan organization that the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy today. We're speaking to andy bernstein. The executive director of headcount andy. Welcome to the podcast. Thank you. I appreciate it. It's great to be here. So tell us what is head count. And what is its mission is a nonpartisan organization is mission is to promote civic participation through voter registration and just general participation and democracy and we do it largely through music and culture. So what we're best known for his registered voters concerts. we've registered over a million voters in our history at thousands and thousands of concerts and in a normal year. You'll see our volunteers if you see la music regularly you're going to see headcount whether it sounded a bit like allow loser or bonnaroo or on tour with ariana grande deadandcompany. Were all over the place this year. Of course That'll came to a screeching halt and we still had our best year. Ever through digital initiatives working with a lot of those same artists and partners as well as spotify an american eagle outfitters and global citizen is a big partner ours so we kind of took a very very fast pivot but of course young people live in a digital world with good digital tactics. You're going to reach young people and and we did it in our highest numbers ever so. This election obviously was one most important elections in american history. What did you guys do in the lead up to this election. And what were the results of what you were able to accomplish there. Few areas we focused on one was obviously voter. Registration and another was getting people. Information on male and early voting was a lot of education that needed to be done so on the voter registration front. We registered over four hundred thousand. That's amazing yeah it starts to feel like a really meaningful number and we did it. Through variety of things are number one. Most successful thing we did was work with a youtube concentrator. Need david dobric. Who if you're over the age of twenty two. you may never heard of they. Don't if or tina twenty two you be like of course. The data dobra has a really really following on youtube instagram tiktok. And what a his stick so to speak is to give things away so we work with the yogurt to give away five tesla's and the way to win the tesla's was to check your voter registration status and we had about half a million people do it of whom around one hundred and thirty thousand found. They weren't registered and that went on to register online. Wow and so. That was our number one contributor man. We did similar contests with a lot of different camilla. Tobago i every monster zoom call with a fan who won by checking her registration status. We did want with fish called. Check my status and if your fish fan you know that's official eric and we had about two thousand fans register. Nearly thirty thousand fans check their status to win a year supply of ben and jerry's ice cream and assigned fishcoaster. We just did a lot of different things online to drive people registering people checking their status and through that people were signing up for absentee ballots. They were checking their polling place. They were seeing. What's on their ballot. What's we kind of got them into the digital infrastructure. We drove about three million other actions other than registering to vote. And much of that as i said was centered around education about voting by mail and voting early. We created a page on our site. Cut make your vote count. We had over half a million visits to it and it was basically the core information. And what i think america learn together is. There's a lot of nets to mail in voting. The ballot secure period drop-off boxes things that were not part of the lexicon going into twenty twenty were a critical critical component of this election so there was a massive public education process that was needed on kadewe really safely vote and make sure your vote counted and you know there was a lot of concerns going into the election about the typical two and a half percent rejection rate. A mail ballots and know we had a believer with sixty five million. Americans voted by mail this year. So two and a half percent over two million votes. Roughly very significant in a close election very significant. And what we found. It's time around. Nobody's really written or told. This story is the rejection rates. Were much lower now if you ask some republicans it say well. That's the scandal. Like why are all these votes going through. That didn't go through the past and clearly georgia. That has some attention if you ask folks at the voter protection space. They'd said well. The scandal was how many votes were getting rejected. Because these boats weren't getting rejected because of fraud or because of malfeasance. They were getting rejected on technical errors. They were getting rejected on signature. Mismatch where there was no accusation that it was fraudulent. It's just people sign their names differently. Things like that. And i think it would really benefit society as a whole we kinda really got to the bottom of what happened and why the rejection rates were sober. Lower was because a better policy was fair policy or was it because things has got a lot laxer and if they did get laxer. Is there a way to ensure election integrity and security without throwing out you know. Millions of legally cast ballots. And my hope just to go there for a second is that we can come together as a country. Ha ha it really gets to the bottom of these things. Because we want people to believe in elections and their security and integrity and nobody wins when people believe in it and we shouldn't how wild swings in ballot rejection rates. There should be consistent standards things that a really across the country not just stay level. I mean the american elections. Don't work that way. But things like balladur's drop-off boxes. These are the things that helped yet that rejection rate number lower. One of the main reasons abouts rejected as they arrive late. And this happened all over the place in the primaries your city a quarter of ballots were rejected for the your primary. This was the carolyn maloney election. Yeah they mostly arrived in voters handley and then arrived at the Registrars -ly so there was a lot of work that got corrected on the fly. This year's huge credit to all of the people who work to make the voting by mail and early voting systems. Work the voter home institute. I think there's a lot of credit as do election workers but we still as a country really need to get to the bottom of what happened in this election. Good bat and there's obviously a lot of politics around it in politics gets in the way of truth usually and what i look at it. Somebody works in the election spaces. What were the dynamics. What were the policies that made two and a half percent go to half percent in georgia. Much others is exactly right. But that's sort of what the press reports said and for us it headcount. That's a real victory because we don't want people's doubts rejected. We want people's votes to count and that as much as voter. Registration was.

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"voter registration" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show

Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show

04:50 min | 11 months ago

"voter registration" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show

"Now according to NPR that's national public radio, almost every place where Americans usually registered to vote has been out of reach since March, and it's led to a big drop a huge drop in new registrations right before a presidential election that was expected to see record turnout. Okay, until the pandemic struck the twenty twenty presidential election had been on track to see a huge. Huge surge in new boat in new voters as a matter of fact, voter registrations in January and February of this year far outpaced those in two thousand sixteen. So, what can we do? That's the question. What can we do? We can register to vote right now. Go to when we all vote dot org. That's when we all vote. Dot Org just yesterday. Court refused Thursday to allow felons in the state of Florida. Who completed their sentences? Vote in a primary. I sang fees and fines and restitution. There are seven hundred and seventy-five thousand felons in Florida who completed their prison sentences, so that's seventy. Seven, hundred seventy, five thousand votes were looking at right. There S it can happen on his always a problem. It's always flown. With On well. Is Timpson get people to register to vote? Is the epicenter for all voter. Fraud. Suppression! WE WE'VE. We've got to be keenly aware of what's going on your with voter suppression I note. The voting is down. Voter registration is because a covert. Yes, but I can't help but think. That they are very much aware of this now. And I would not put it past this president. That's why the Focus Ainhoa. Covert, because covert can sway the election. You know you don't know ma'am. tenue data looked at all these numbers they know about how many peop- does how they can predict deaths. They know about how many people they'll lose. How many people get really really sick? How many people get require hospitalization? They know much now. What percentage of the people at what age group they're in, and they know who's most hardest hit. Eighty no rush. Before this election to cure this thing, ain't no russ to get everybody healthy. Because it was, we would have our leadership from the top talking about these mask and everything to do. Don't even mention they act like his allsteel. Big Hoax is an amazing guy, but I think I would not put it past this white. House to let this go on. Because they know it will affect voter turnout. Yeah, I, don't put that past him I really don't yeah. Speaking of a mass. Steve, the governor of Georgia. Brian Camp has I mean and it's not even funny. This is so crazy. He's suing mayor. The mayor of Atlanta Kisha lands bottoms for making people wear masks. Is that crazy? Safety. And yes, she has covert and Brian. Kemp wears a mask. The governor waves the math. FOR DONALD TRUMP YEP yeah because. Donald Trump was in town the day before yesterday and Mayor Kisha said that he was breaking the law because he didn't wear a mask, right? So he goes. You know. He's wasting tax. Credit about people. Yeah what is it? What's the loss of? Cared about. Care too much. But but let us not get distracted. Please register to vote. Please register to vote again go to. We had all by listening to this show vote. Yeah, that's it and we take five people with us. To the polls when we all vote dot Org Register and then vote okay. You gotTa vote because if you don't vote, you'll have a governor liking Georgia trying to sue the mayor of Atlanta. See what happens. Thing doing the right thing. Cheese. Backwards. Is that though low? He sooner lady with covert. That's. Yeah we'll save on. His own state. Logic man? We have to. We got a lot of work to do yet. Until November third, so let's go. Yeah, if they're if our votes coming up more music and trending topics and some headlines Twenty minutes after the hour right after this, you're listening east. Hardy morning show..

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"voter registration" Discussed on FiveThirtyEight Politics

FiveThirtyEight Politics

02:55 min | 1 year ago

"voter registration" Discussed on FiveThirtyEight Politics

"The DVD prompted by somebody in a scenario where you're already doing something you have to do this is I assume a big deal for civics groups like the League of women, voters, and so on that spending election years like you said setting up tables outside of fairs, graduations signing up new voters. Are they taking any measures to try to make up for it? Are they able to get back out in public? Now that some states are opening up? Like how do we expect the? The response to this major dip in new registrations to go rates, attorney depends on the group League of Women Voters. I spoke to one of the directors there and she said that they've really been hit hard. You know they typically go to new citizens ceremonies high schools like they're big dries the they do, and so both of those were taken off the table. She said they had something like eight hundred fifty high school graduations. They planned to go to the spring and all. All of them were canceled, so they've really been struggling. They're trying to turn to more online messaging directing people to how to do it themselves, but she said it's really going to be hard for third party groups to make up the difference on their own I, also spoke to someone from voter Latino been largely an online I group from the beginning, so they haven't had as much trouble and they've said that actually they've seen their numbers. Go up higher than they expected as. As people become more civically engaged especially with the protests happening. Yeah, I mean now that states have started to open back up an annual. Have we seen any trend back towards either what we were seeing in two, thousand, sixteen, or even more as we saw in January and February. We just don't have the data yet. Even the May registration data isn't available in a lot of states, and no states have the June registration data available which I. Think is when you start to. To show up, but there was no sign of any kind of recovery in the voter registration numbers in May. In any of the states which we have that data I think that there's a chance that we might not ever get all of the voters that we would have got. Had We not had a pandemic? It's really hard to predict obviously, but we have some cases that are, we can look at someone Florida for example two thousand eleven. They passed a law that made it. It really difficult for third party groups to run the registrations in the state, and a lot of those groups just stopped operating in Florida altogether in in two thousand twelve in spring of that year they ended up sort of overturning that rule, but by the time the election came around, and twenty different, had not really been made up so in two thousand, eight, more than a million new voters registered in Florida, and in two thousand, twelve, fewer than nine hundred thousand did so. So that's a gap of about one hundred thousand people at least that were potentially lost just from this law preventing third party groups from operating the way they normally would so when we have something that's more widespread like a pandemic can imagine that it might have some lingering effects, although we obviously won't know till this is all over. Yes, exactly I think the million dollar question is, are these quote unquote? Last registrations actually lost or are they just delayed and I think that..

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"voter registration" Discussed on Vicki McKenna

Vicki McKenna

02:30 min | 1 year ago

"voter registration" Discussed on Vicki McKenna

"The phone I'll be right back college. Voter fraud. There's two hundred thousand people in Wisconsin. That are supposed to be off the rolls. But are what we're going to keep them on the roles if three percent of them. Three percent. That would have been the difference between Brian Hagedorn winning. His Supreme Court race or losing. His Supreme Court three three percent of that two hundred thousand. Would have been the difference between hate it on winning and losing. Three, percent so you, the liberals would say well. It's ninety seven percent accurate. The roles are ninety seven percent accurate. Or there or the election was ninety seven percent reliable. Right. But if three percent of those two hundred thousand people decide, they're going to cheat. I mean Brian Hagedorn won his race in Wisconsin by a half a percent. A razor thin margin. Just a little bit more than David Prosser won his race by and actually the amount of fraud that would have been required to get David. Prosser over. The top would have been even less. And here in Wisconsin. Wisconsin, Institute for Law and Liberty is going to have to. Hope the Wisconsin, Supreme Court accepts the case and says. No you have to enforce state law, you have to keep those voter rolls clean. Because the biggest risk is going to be absentee ballot fraud. You can see how easy absentee ballot fraud would be to commit. You're a student. You decide to register to vote in Madison and Milwaukee. Then you no longer live there you graduated, or you've changed colleges, and now you live in a different town in Wisconsin you live in a different state, but you're still registered, and all you have to do is email the Wisconsin Elections Commission. If you've ever provided your ID once, you don't have to provide your idea again. And you're good to go. You can get yourself an absentee ballot. It isn't difficult. If you really want to make a really basic effort to cheat cheating in elections is not hard. This is the Vicki mckim show..

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"voter registration" Discussed on Vicki McKenna

Vicki McKenna

02:24 min | 1 year ago

"voter registration" Discussed on Vicki McKenna

"The phone I'll be right back college. Voter fraud. There's two hundred thousand people in Wisconsin. That are supposed to be off the rolls. But are what we're going to keep them on the roles if three percent of them. Three percent. That would have been the difference between Brian Hagedorn winning. His Supreme Court race or losing. His Supreme Court three three percent of that two hundred thousand. Would have been the difference between hate it on winning and losing. Three, percent so you, the liberals would say well. It's ninety seven percent accurate. The roles are ninety seven percent accurate. Or there or the election was ninety seven percent reliable. Right. But if three percent of those two hundred thousand people decide, they're going to cheat. I mean Brian Hagedorn won his race in Wisconsin by a half a percent. A razor thin margin. Just a little bit more than David Prosser won his race by and actually the amount of fraud that would have been required to get David. Prosser over. The top would have been even less. And here in Wisconsin. Wisconsin, Institute for Law and Liberty is going to have to. Hope the Wisconsin, Supreme Court accepts the case and says. No you have to enforce state law, you have to keep those voter rolls clean. Because the biggest risk is going to be absentee ballot fraud. You can see how easy absentee ballot fraud would be to commit. You're a student. You decide to register to vote in Madison and Milwaukee. Then you no longer live there you graduated, or you've changed colleges, and now you live in a different town in Wisconsin you live in a different state, but you're still registered, and all you have to do is email the Wisconsin Elections Commission. If you've ever provided your ID once, you don't have to provide your idea again. And you're good to go. You can get yourself an absentee ballot. It isn't difficult. If you really want to make a really basic effort to cheat cheating in elections is not hard. This is the Vicki mckim show..

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"voter registration" Discussed on Vicki McKenna

Vicki McKenna

07:25 min | 1 year ago

"voter registration" Discussed on Vicki McKenna

"Know when I was at the heritage, Foundation, we put together a database that proves the voter fraud is in fact, real ntn actually swing outcomes of election and folks go online at the the Heritage Foundation's website and see the database that I helped. Put together and what we're doing. Honest elections is we are trying to. To tackle this problem from every angle that we can, and that includes ensuring that we have clean, an accurate and reliable voter rolls you know. Election officials used these records to help plan today operation, so if you don't like waiting in long lines or don't like you know having to deal with precincts polling places that run out of ballots. You definitely want your election officials to. To know how many voters they are, and how many are likely to show up? They also use these records to make sure that people are eligible voters in that jurisdiction, and unfortunately, when these roles become unreliable, then they can't permit fraud to take place in one of the things that we noted when I was at heritage building. That database instances of absentee ballot fraud in particular where people. People can take advantage of the fact that there are people who are registered to vote never get registrations taken off or people who vote twice in different states. Right Watch. Yeah, and that's the thing you have. The the biggest risk is of course, absentee, voter fraud, and in very very close elections, and we've had elections in the. United States decided by coin tosses. There have been multiple elections. That have been decided in jurisdictions in either a state. Senate assembly. County board local elections that have been decided by I remember one in Dane County that was decided by eight votes eight votes now. That's not going to be a November election that would be a spring election, but still you're talking about the the ability of voter fraud actually change the outcome and election of course I'm. Everyone remembers how Al. Franken got elected. The United States Senate in Minnesota. Magical ballots that started to appear and in excess in in our numbers in excess of one hundred percent of eligible people were registered and voted so. It happens, and yet you run into roadblocks so in Wisconsin. For instance we have State Elections Commission. The WABC simply has decided to take it upon itself to to reinterpret state law that says thirty days after you discover, somebody is ineligible. If they do not return card saying Nope, you're wrong. I live here using various different official government sources. You're to remove them from the voter registration list. We've same day voter registration and Wisconsin so at the end of the day if the W. If! They made a mistake pretty easy to reregister on the very same day. You're going to cast your ballot. They don't WanNa, do it in fact, they're. They're going all the way through the court process just got an appeals court judge to agree with them, and we may actually have to have this. Go all the way to the Wisconsin. Supreme, court to finally get the State Elections Commission to follow the law. Well, that's right. You know this should have been an easy win. Because the law is is explicit in plain the the election officials there have an obligation to remove these registrations when they don't hear back from the voter thirty days the voter is given notice, and then the state has an obligation to remove them and the initial process. Ending notice is started when the state gets data from It's a a multi state a partnership called Eric, which is run in part by the Pew Center and it's whole. Purpose is to help states to improve the voting process improve the accuracy and reliability of voter walls by flagging voters. Voters who in official government transactions report an address that differs from their voter registration, and so the fact that when a state tries to use that and then follow its own law to clean up voter vols using this very reliable data, it has to go through a month long court process, and actually be sued and Wisconsin's case in order to get them to follow the law. I think most voters would agree that that's ridiculous. We ought to be doing better to make sure that elections are fair and secure what what is the process? Then with these other states? We've got Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty Working on it in Wisconsin. A swing state by the way and why it's important, you do not want to have the ability to give give the sense that election results can't be trusted in a swing state. What is the selections project? What is your lawsuit attempting to get as a relief for what's going on in these other states and these other counties around the United States. Sure, so here's what we've done so I walked I walked everyone through what we had done in terms of data analysis, and when we found these counties that have suspiciously unusually high rates of voter registration, we coordinated with several voters in those states who were as alarmed as we were by the results, and then those voters have now notified the secretaries of state and Colorado Florida and. And Michigan of the findings, using the data from beyond selections project now these States have ninety days to consider what they're going to do. And hopefully they will do something to take action to to cure that problem to establish some some good routine practices I, the clean up the roles and deal with the problem that already this right now and then keep that going In election years to come if we don't hear anything back from the states, if the states prefer to sit on their hands and do nothing, then the Gatien may follow at that time, the National Voter Registration Act which is a federal law passed by Congress about twenty years ago, empowers voters to sue their states to enforce the provisions of that law, which include a date to clean photovoltaic. However, we are not that far away from an election day, and if this goes to lawsuit again, you've got a ninety day. You know demand. If Ninety days from now, that's three months. You know they say. Go Pound Sand Jason then it's lawsuit time and that becomes. That becomes a lot harder particularly because you're gonNA probably walked right past November third. Well, it definitely becomes harder in some in some respects, but what we're trying to do here is winsome, long run victories, and we want to make sure that these states are held to account. We WanNa make sure that they are doing all they can for the voters which includes guaranteeing that they had clean accurate reliable voter rolls. So you know we're going to be working with. These voters will evaluate what what steps will be taken in terms of litigation when the time comes, but we. We intend to to do all that. We can't make sure that states are held to account and that they don't get away with these sorts of core election yet shouldn't take a lawsuit. It really shouldn't. It should not require a lawsuit to have the government. It's not a difficult task to have the government. Simply do what it's supposed to do. The one thing elections commissions are tasked to do is to make sure the voter rolls are accurate and make sure the elections results are counted. This. We're not talking about. They're not distracted by a whole lot of different things they gotta do. Hey, Jason, thank you very much for what you're doing here I. Appreciate It, folks. It's not just Wisconsin. There's other states around the United States that are doing the exact same thing that we have is a problem here in our state, so it does appear I. Don't want to cast aspersions, but it does appear that the Democrats seem to find some kind of upshot in not having accurate voter rolls maintained particularly in those swing states. We gotta take a break. Jason Sneed, the honest elections project on.

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"voter registration" Discussed on Vicki McKenna

Vicki McKenna

07:25 min | 1 year ago

"voter registration" Discussed on Vicki McKenna

"Know when I was at the Heritage Foundation. We put together a database. That proves the voter fraud is in fact real. Ntn actually swing outcomes of election and folks go online at the the Heritage Foundation's website and see the database that I helped put together and what we're doing. Honest elections is. We are trying to tackle this problem. from every angle that we can and that includes ensuring that we have clean an accurate and reliable voter rolls you know. Election officials used these records to help plan election day. So if you don't like waiting in long lines or don't like You know having to deal with precincts polling places that run out of ballots. You definitely want your election officials to know how many voters they are. And how many are likely to show up? They also use these records to make sure that people are eligible voters in that jurisdiction and unfortunately when these roles become unreliable than they can permit fraud to take place in one of the things that we noted When I was at heritage building that database instances of absentee ballot fraud in particular where people can take advantage of the fact that there are people who are registered to vote. Never get registrations taken off or people who vote twice in different states right. Yeah and that's the thing you have. The the biggest risk is of course absentee voter fraud and in very very close elections and we've had elections in the United States decided by coin tosses there have been multiple elections that have been decided in jurisdictions in either a state Senate Assembly County Board local elections that have been decided by. I remember one in Dane County. That was decided by eight votes eight votes. Now that's not going to be a November election. That would be a spring election but still you're talking about the the ability of voter fraud actually change the outcome and election. Of course I'm everyone remembers how Al Franken got elected. The United States Senate in Minnesota magical ballots that started to appear and in excess in in our numbers in excess of one hundred percent of eligible people were registered and voted so it happens and yet you run into roadblocks so in Wisconsin for instance we have state elections commission the WABC simply has decided to take it upon itself to to reinterpret state law. That says thirty days after you discover somebody is ineligible if they do not return card saying nope you're wrong. I live here using various different official government sources. You're to remove them from the voter registration list. We've same day voter registration and Wisconsin so at the end of the day if the W if they made a mistake pretty easy to reregister on the very same day. You're going to cast your ballot. They don't WanNa do it? In fact they're they're going all the way through the court process. Just got an appeals court. Judge to agree with them and we may actually have to have this. Go all the way to the Wisconsin Supreme Court to finally get the State Elections Commission to follow the law. Well that's right you know. This should have been an easy win because the law is is explicit in plain The the election officials there have an obligation to remove these registrations When they don't hear back from the voter thirty days the voter is given notice and then the state has an obligation to remove them and the initial process ending. Notice is started when the state gets data from It's a a multi state A partnership called Eric which is run In part by the Pew Center and its whole purpose is to help states to improve the voting process improve the accuracy and reliability of voter walls by flagging voters WHO IN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT TRANSACTIONS REPORT. An address that differs from their voter registration. And so the fact that when a state tries to use that and then follow its own law to clean up voter vols using this very reliable data. It has to go through a a month long court process and actually be sued and Wisconsin's case In order to get them to follow the law. I think most voters would agree that. That's ridiculous we ought to be doing better to make sure that elections are fair and secure. What what is the process then with these other states? We've got Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty. Working on it in Wisconsin a swing state by the way. And why it's important you do not want to have the ability to give give the sense. That election results can't be trusted in a swing state. What is the selections project? What is your lawsuit attempting to get as a relief for what's going on in these other states and these other counties around the United States sure. So here's what we've done so I walked. I walked everyone through what we had done. In terms of data analysis and when we found these counties that have suspiciously unusually high rates of voter registration we coordinated with several voters in those states who were as alarmed as we were by the results and then those voters have now notified the secretaries of State and Colorado Florida and Michigan of the findings using the data from beyond selections project. Now these states have ninety days to consider what they're going to do and hopefully they will do something to take action to To cure that problem To establish some some good routine practices I the clean up the roles and deal with the problem. That already this right now and then keep that going In election years to come if we don't hear anything back from the states if the states prefer to sit on their hands and do nothing then the Gatien may follow at that time. The National Voter Registration Act which is a federal law passed by Congress about twenty years ago empowers voters to sue their states to enforce the provisions of that law which include a mandate to clean photovoltaic however we are not that far away from an election day. And if this goes to lawsuit again you've got a ninety day. You know demand if ninety days from now. That's three months you know they say. Go Pound Sand Jason. Then it's lawsuit time and that becomes that becomes a lot harder particularly because you're gonNA probably walked right past November third. Well it definitely becomes Harder in some in some respects. But what we're trying to do here is winsome long. Run Victories and we want to make sure that these states are held to account. We WanNa make sure that they are doing all. They can for the voters which includes guaranteeing that they had clean accurate reliable voter rolls. So you know. We're going to be working with these. Voters will evaluate what What steps will be taken in terms of litigation when the time comes but we intend to To do all that. We can't make sure that states are held to account and that they don't get away with these sorts of core election yet shouldn't take a lawsuit it really shouldn't it should not require a lawsuit to have the government. It's not a difficult task to have the government. Simply do what it's supposed to do. The one thing elections commissions are tasked to do is to make sure the voter rolls are accurate and make sure. The elections results are counted. This we're not talking about. They're not distracted by a whole lot of different things they gotta do. Hey Jason Thank you very much for what you're doing here. I appreciate it folks. It's not just Wisconsin. There's other states around the United States. That are doing the exact same thing that we have is a problem here in our state so it does appear. I don't want to cast aspersions but it does appear that the Democrats seem to find some kind of upshot in not having accurate voter rolls maintained particularly in those swing states. We gotta take a break. Jason Sneed the honest elections project on.

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"voter registration" Discussed on Vicki McKenna

Vicki McKenna

05:08 min | 1 year ago

"voter registration" Discussed on Vicki McKenna

"If they do not return card saying Nope, you're wrong. I live here using various different official government sources. You're to remove them from the voter registration list. We've same day voter registration and Wisconsin so at the end of the day if the W. If! They made a mistake pretty easy to reregister on the very same day. You're going to cast your ballot. They don't WanNa, do it in fact, they're. They're going all the way through the court process just got an appeals court judge to agree with them, and we may actually have to have this. Go all the way to the Wisconsin. Supreme, court to finally get the State Elections Commission to follow the law. Well, that's right. You know this should have been an easy win. Because the law is is explicit in plain the the election officials there have an obligation to remove these registrations when they don't hear back from the voter thirty days the voter is given notice, and then the state has an obligation to remove them and the initial process. Ending notice is started when the state gets data from It's a a multi state a partnership called Eric, which is run in part by the Pew Center and it's whole. Purpose is to help states to improve the voting process improve the accuracy and reliability of voter walls by flagging voters. Voters who in official government transactions report an address that differs from their voter registration, and so the fact that when a state tries to use that and then follow its own law to clean up voter vols using this very reliable data, it has to go through a month long court process, and actually be sued and Wisconsin's case in order to get them to follow the law. I think most voters would agree that that's ridiculous. We ought to be doing better to make sure that elections are fair and secure what what is the process? Then with these other states? We've got Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty Working on it in Wisconsin. A swing state by the way and why it's important, you do not want to have the ability to give give the sense that election results can't be trusted in a swing state. What is the selections project? What is your lawsuit attempting to get as a relief for what's going on in these other states and these other counties around the United States. Sure, so here's what we've done so I walked I walked everyone through what we had done in terms of data analysis, and when we found these counties that have suspiciously unusually high rates of voter registration, we coordinated with several voters in those states who were as alarmed as we were by the results, and then those voters have now notified the secretaries of state and Colorado Florida and. And Michigan of the findings, using the data from beyond selections project now these States have ninety days to consider what they're going to do. And hopefully they will do something to take action to to cure that problem to establish some some good routine practices I, the clean up the roles and deal with the problem that already this right now and then keep that going In election years to come if we don't hear anything back from the states, if the states prefer to sit on their hands and do nothing, then the Gatien may follow at that time, the National Voter Registration Act which is a federal law passed by Congress about twenty years ago, empowers voters to sue their states to enforce the provisions of that law, which include a date to clean photovoltaic. However, we are not that far away from an election day, and if this goes to lawsuit again, you've got a ninety day..

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"voter registration" Discussed on Vicki McKenna

Vicki McKenna

05:50 min | 1 year ago

"voter registration" Discussed on Vicki McKenna

"Let me, just read. From this email I received not long ago. Did you know that five counties in Colorado? One County in Michigan in seven counties in Florida. I have over one hundred percent voter registration that means a swing state has five counties with are more registered voters in there are qualified individuals over eighteen that doesn't include dozens of additional counties with voter registration rates above ninety percent that is something that an organization called the honest elections. Project is looking at and indeed also filing lawsuits, regarding it is about making sure that in this upcoming election. We are going to reduce the possibility I might. Might even say the probability of cheating in the upcoming election and we don't have to go to. Russia, Russia Russia to try to worry about election conspiracies. This is something that is already going on in America. Of course in Wisconsin. We've got two hundred thousand voter. Registrations at the Democrats are desperately trying to keep active, even though the people don't live in Wisconsin any longer. I Have Jason Sneed on the phone. From the honest elections project to talk about all of this stuff. It's good to have you on the show Jason. Thanks for having me, so let's start first with. A hundred percent plus voter registration now. That's not even possible, right? Well it is indeed statistically possible to have more than one hundred percent voter registration now some of these counties might say that they're really solid overachievers when it comes to voter registration, but the fact is that the elections project which is a watchdog group that I I have the privilege to head up has done a simple comparison of publicly available records looking at the total eligible adult citizen population in counties across. Across the country, and comparing that with what these county say, they have in terms of voter numbers, and when you run, those figures side by side, there are some unfortunate standouts where you see counties that have voter registration rate over one hundred percents and dozens more that have voter reg rates that are twenty or thirty points higher than state or national figures. Okay so What is the explanation for this? Well the explanation likely comes down to the fact that states and counties are not doing what they're supposed to be doing. When it comes to cleaning up, notables you know every single year by some estimates, ten percent of the US population will more move and millions more will pass away where they'll be people who are convicted of felonies and disqualified under particular state laws from voting, and so you know election officials. Officials have a legal obligation to keep tabs on all of these individual voters who are basically leaving behind old and now invalid registrations, but when they don't do that, these old registrations will linger on the role sometimes for years without being detected, and that's how you wind up with you know voter registration rates of ninety five percent when the national average is thirty points lower..

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"voter registration" Discussed on Vicki McKenna

Vicki McKenna

03:28 min | 1 year ago

"voter registration" Discussed on Vicki McKenna

"From this email I received not long ago. Did you know that five counties in Colorado? One County in Michigan in seven counties in Florida. I have over one hundred percent voter registration that means a swing state has five counties with are more registered voters in there are qualified individuals over eighteen that doesn't include dozens of additional counties with voter registration rates above ninety percent that is something that an organization called the honest elections. Project is looking at and indeed also filing lawsuits, regarding it is about making sure that in this upcoming election. We are going to reduce the possibility I might. Might even say the probability of cheating in the upcoming election and we don't have to go to. Russia, Russia Russia to try to worry about election conspiracies. This is something that is already going on in America. Of course in Wisconsin. We've got two hundred thousand voter. Registrations at the Democrats are desperately trying to keep active, even though the people don't live in Wisconsin any longer. I Have Jason Sneed on the phone. From the honest elections project to talk about all of this stuff. It's good to have you on the show Jason. Thanks for having me, so let's start first with. A hundred percent plus voter registration now. That's not even possible, right? Well it is indeed statistically possible to have more than one hundred percent voter registration now some of these counties might say that they're really solid overachievers when it comes to voter registration, but the fact is that the elections project which is a watchdog group that I I have the privilege to head up has done a simple comparison of publicly available records looking at the total eligible adult citizen population in counties across. Across the country, and comparing that with what these county say, they have in terms of voter numbers, and when you run, those figures side by side, there are some unfortunate standouts where you see counties that have voter registration rate over one hundred percents and dozens more that have voter reg rates that are twenty or thirty points higher than state or national figures. Okay so What is the explanation for this? Well the explanation likely comes down to the fact that states and counties are not doing what they're supposed to be doing. When it comes to cleaning up, notables you know every single year by some estimates, ten percent of the US population will more move and millions more will pass away where they'll be people who are convicted of felonies and disqualified under particular state laws from voting, and so you know election officials. Officials have a legal obligation to keep tabs on all of these individual voters who are basically leaving behind old and now invalid registrations, but when they don't do that, these old registrations will linger on the role sometimes for years without being detected, and that's how you wind up with you know voter registration rates of ninety five percent when the national average is thirty points lower. THATT's all right. Let me let me. Put on my my left-wing Bernie Sanders Supporting Hatami Elizabeth Warren hat or my Joe Biden hat here. So what just ineligible voters I mean? What's the risk? It's not like these people are going to commit voter fraud. Jason because that never happens. Well. We certainly hear the narrative. The voter fraud doesn't occur, but you.

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"voter registration" Discussed on Reasons to be Cheerful

Reasons to be Cheerful

13:15 min | 1 year ago

"voter registration" Discussed on Reasons to be Cheerful

"We have a thing on the focus called the Jeffer- crecy. If I was to appoint you join minutes elections and you can have relations as a sham election. Yes okay. That'll get people motivated activated. I'm sure what is aside from abolishing the Jefferson. What is the first thing you would do is as ministers for elections. I think I would would lower the voting age. That's come up a lot. That's pretty uncontroversial previous. Amos that's at least maybe sixteen maybe fourteen. I quite like we lower the voting age enough enough. Everybody has an election at least locally ideally general election while they're still in education rather than just shutting schools so that they become polling stations we only young people involved help run those polling stations be engaged in that and it's a little bit liberal but I consider compulsory first time voting so you're not forced turn out and vote every time because of that habit thing. I talked about earlier that getting into the habit big so important as part of a citizenship education program as part of everybody but he being able to fight once while they're still in school. I think that is really worth considering to get young. People involved first time round. I think if I was a prominent before or or a minister for they I would go for what's mighty registration. The reason why is because I think it's a fundamental human right to be able to vote and I think that everyone should have that right ah their disposal and I don't think that you know you should be a point where you turn up to a polling station and you find out you're not registered to vote. I think it's a scandal economy. Check online that you're just to vote that you have to local not still in basing things very much paper based so I would push for my probation lovely all right Laura Gardner Macabre by the way this. Ben Is an old field road is that sometimes it's not worth time. I'll definitely check it out. Thanks very much. We're going to speak now. Danielle route two is associate director for voting rights and access to justice the Center for American Progress L. Hello thanks for joining us and and can you give us an overview of voter registration. Does it vary a lot from state to state we occasionally hear in the news about voter registration laws being used to suppress voting gives a picture of what that looks like in the US absolutely so many many voting laws and voter-registration lives is very across states voter registration in particular we see a lot of obstacles in the registration process that make it difficult for many the Americans but particularly young people to get to the polls so we see things like arbitrary voter registration deadlines which require people to register assertive vote several weeks or even months prior to an election. We've also seen in some states requiring people to show oh proof of residency. This is prior to registering to vote and this is particularly problematic for young people who attend university. We've we've also seen in places like Kansas requirements that individuals have to show proof of things like their birth certificate naturalization naturalisation papers and passports before they can register to vote. There seems to be an effort in some localities jurisdictions chance to make the process of registering the vote particularly for certain people and certain groups much harder than it needs to be so in recent years states eight touches. California and Oregon have introduced automatic voter registration or a VR also known as motor-voter laws. Tell us a bit about how that's worked and what impact it's Ed yeah no absolutely so both California Oregon have implemented. Apr To Great Success They've had thousands of new eligible voters to their voter registration lists and updated the voter registration information of thousands more so how the process works is officials facilitate voter registration by automatically registering Americans who are eligible to vote using the information that state already has on hand so ooh. Let's say somebody walks into a department of motor vehicles. DMV To apply for or renew their driver's license when they do this they provide side state officials with their name their address their birthdate other personal information as well as an affirmation that bay are they are. US citizens once the DNB receives that information they automatically transfer it to state election officials who confirm that the information that they've received is accurate and correct and then once they do that confirmation they add that individual to the voter registration rolls through this process the individual him or herself doesn't have to do any of the heavy lifting to register to vote instead. The burden is placed. He's on the government which is really how it should be. when we're talking about fundamental rights like voting so what impact of these changes had on voter turnout in these these days is it possible to measure the impact after implementing. Apr Twenty Sixteen Oregon saw more than two hundred seventy two thousand new people being added to their state St Voter Rolls Ninety eight thousand of them. actually turned out in the two thousand sixteen election. It's also worth noting that roughly thirty thirty seven percent of the people who were registered through Oregon's. APR Program were under the age of thirty demonstrating how beneficial APR is too young voters. That's a massive massive number. It sounds like voter. Automatic version is reading ahead at least in some states we are struggling in a similar way to the US with issues of turnout among younger people. Where's it going in the US this Av. We all a movement and what we can learn Apr.. I think in its early days I think any any voting reform is sort of met with some suspicion when it first being implemented and adopted in the first two states but we've seen broad support over the last two years across political local parties for adopting automatic registration. I will say that sort of lessons learned and what the U K can take away is that I think that we need to start really pushing. The idea that voting and participating in the democratic process is a right. It is not a privilege it is a right and should be treated as such by government officials. I think a lot of times government officials think that you should have to work hard to register and vote but when we're talking about a fundamental right like participating in our elections the government should be doing everything in their power to help empower people to exercise that right and have a say in our elections just one little insight from the US our electoral commission has to some controversy started halted experimented with this idea of voter idea at the moment you only have to turn up and guests and she gives you a name to vote. It's a moment of pilot and it's not quite clear what's going to happen next to it just because people in Britain on used to describe impact of these things where you have to present a driving licence or passport or or whatever live a just give us a little prime in terms of the US and the impact that has on the number of people voting so voter ID laws are incredibly incredibly harmful to voters and to sort of the foundation of our democracy. I think that you know the research. Urge has has shown time and time again that voter. ID requirements prevent eligible people but particularly people people of Color so we've seen native American communities being disenfranchised. We've seen African American voters being disenfranchised sized by strict voter. Id Requirements research has shown that strict voter ID laws can actually decrease voter participation by about two to three percentage points which in close elections can be determinative of the outcome it is it is certainly not recommended by any voting advocates here in the United States. We would like to see voter. ID requirements abolished so I would caution the UK eh about adopting them because they just no good comes from them all right well. Let's hope we take your advice well. I think we've completely sold hold on the motor voter laws Danielle route. Thank you so much talk into. Thank you so much for having me so. Do you think you'll bins are gonna be emptied yeah well. I know him now. If I see him in the straight can talk to him about Louis Paving Wall Guy Forever regret this podcast tell you what is astonishing to me. Apart from the bins yeah is this. I don't understand the arguments against some of these. Things are the automatic voter registration lowering the voting age. We've talked about before not having election on a week day it just it doesn't seem to me. Less people won't be exactly but people can't openly say that can they. What are the counter arguments against automatic voter registration. I just can't see what it would be well. It would have to be some kind of Luther Terry an argument that people should have the choice. What about not having an election election on a weekend. What's the go suits. We're talking. We did a googling and it turned out is nice too if there's a changeover of government to give people a few days to move into Downing Street overweight weekend of it. It's ridiculous. We she do a civil the weekend thing. I two days I stay on Sunday some people working on Saturday and Sunday but it it still would help. I'm sure that's a good idea. I wonder whether this the sort of quays as I planning that seem to be happening in Downing Street for election on Monday. My openness debate alphabet. You know you know what I mean because it's like well. It's it was the day some with those days like this little rather unwritten law but maybe opens up the space government on Monday ruled Thursday can be on a session Sunday this. Oh let's hope something good comes of it but any case. I think we should sal listeners a challenge which is not only ready to that we bureau devote find a person you know oh who might not be registered to vote and get them to register your and then report back to us on how you registration efforts have gone. We'll keep a register of registered voters. Yes and I felt that we got Danielle talk about the US where things the seems to be the head of steam towards making things easier whereas here the electoral commission if anything and making it more difficult reasons to be cheerful with Ed Miliband and Jeff Law. If you've got thoughts on this week's episode about voter registration or about other issues we should be covering. Please do get in touch with us. We read every email reasons that Shiva podcast dot com or you can find us on twitter and Instagram at Chivo podcast facebook.com Ford food slash reasons to be cheerful podcast and please do subscribe so you make sure you don't miss an episode and also rate us because it makes us feel nicer by ourselves act and also it means other people find the podcast preserve the way the we'd ratings chart funny right inches. If you'RE GONNA give us five stars well. That's good. It's more of a three or a few other things to do. If you're going to review is thinking of writing anything anything critical then maybe that negative channel into the world exactly is something that's good. I'm just a quick shoutout to Michael Watson. He Ross from Australia Higher Than Jeff on this week's pod you mentioned the you'd never done compulsory voting. I'm a trade unionist in Australia. I think it's vital subject hover deadly can genuinely we discussed gassed without also discussing things like how'd you get on the Electoral Roll Wendy vote. I don't believe it's silly. It's just mid week elections disenfranchise working people in Australia. All the polls are on a Saturday with two plus weeks of pre-polling early voting and you can go for any wet not just in your local polling station. How easy is it to a vote location identification and so on a well a lot of the conversation compulsory voting is around the freedom not to vote chilly access to voting is more important not spoil your ballot anyway rent rant complete love the podcast Michael Watson so what we read your email instantaneously and then this one comes from Connie from North Nottingham Hello. I just wanted to thank you both for helping me through my face returned to work after six months of Judah Anorexia. I've listened to all the episodes and just under two months. 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"voter registration" Discussed on Reasons to be Cheerful

Reasons to be Cheerful

12:09 min | 1 year ago

"voter registration" Discussed on Reasons to be Cheerful

"Through this as reasons to be cheerful with Camilli abandoned and Jeff Hello Hello I gotta very unusual request this week gone from Ed's. Oh yes so so so you take some of the other day you WanNa tell people you texted me about that. Basically friend of mine is having a big birthday and she wanted did some June's now in the nineteen eighties and was wondering if I could. Dj and I'm sort of into jail. Nick ground is not my natural skill set well this this. This is what initially struck me as interesting that somebody would ask of you. If you're thinking they might be mistaken. Identity Minister Another is in her phone I'm like why why don't you think she was asking Jeremy. Maybe share a possibly so. Why did you think she was asking you to? Dj in the first place you're not known for it no so I think I think we've mentioned for a long time and seek confession todd and university though some Labor Club disco was something that I tried to persuade to come to be nobody there which was true labor. Club disco felt like a contradiction on the grads. who were the coolest people take on the planet? I think I remember her saying that she walked in to see me and so lots of crates of drug beer then sort of fled so maybe the maybe this is a sort of way of saying you know what I missed that policy where nobody turned heart but this is the association in her mind of you and in discos which can't be true of many people on the planet people can admit you should give people a little bit of a insight into your excellent choices were so ed said a need some cheesy easy party music from the eighteen nineties and I did. I did run a mobile disco as a teenager about this goes Michael Steele ropy club. Did lots of people come to well. I have to say I wasn't that great. That's it you surprise me so I did one GIG older. Maybe like nineteen twenty where it was somebody's wedding reception reception at macclesfield liberal club and nobody danced all night. I tried every single different style of music. Nobody danced danced at all except for in desperation I on losing my religion by rem which the dance floor then filled then unplayed something similar to that straight afterwards emptied again that was the only song that and I was so embarrassed that at the end of the night I squatted down beneath my disco decks tax behind the flashing lights and I just sat on the floor until the room emptied because I couldn't make eye contact with the people whose wedding DJ ruined so I've got a certain amount yeah exactly it was it was just a wet. Did they not do the first arms now. No I mean it was the reason for why why was my religion so appeal don't know unless they were a bunch of people who recently lost their religion. We I've got no idea I mean if anybody can espouse any theories on that feel free to email is reasons seasons cheerful podcast DOT COM but I'm slightly worried that you've asked me for advice and you know that that is some of my experience of mobile. Give people some of the highlights. Let's hear sweet. Dreams are made of this by the rhythmic Gimme GimMe GimMe Abba Congress of my head. Kylie tainted love soft sal. Wake me up before you go go walking on Sunshine. WHOA like an Egyptian. Things can actually get better. Don't stop believing hey jude which I thought was interesting. That's the end of the night you won't believe as they will really yeah Paul back do do. I'm really grateful so you stand there behind the Dang though you don't get on the mic can do some patter. Here's one that's from the chance but not from our hearts is demon. Things can can only get vesa. Maybe maybe I could have a phone and you could tell to say the evidence of watch yeah. That was a good idea. Well let let us know I will. I didn't play any song with actions in there like a conger or the Birdie Sung or anything. MCA Yeah didn't put Ymca AMC. Should you ask him for cheesy and I left out the YMCA. Failing Inadequacy cheesy knows it's great. It's great list well. Let us know how it goes trying to explain to you how to use spotify was a lot like trying to explain to your grungy how to use a video recorder there or thereabouts right yeah. I work looking progress. So what are we talking about this right then this week. We're talking about voter registration. That is a general election in the offing and we have a real crisis in this country of people being registered millions of people. We still think are missing from the Electoral Register. There's there's a big gap. Between voting of older people and younger people that gap is not always been that some people think it has but it wasn't that thought you forty years ago but it's there now how we we we took into an organization this country that is trying to get people to register to vote and organization go my life my say somebody from the resolution foundation shirow done research on voter turnout among younger people and older people and some of the reasons for that and we'll be talking to somebody from the United States that they've got real problems with voter-registration but one good thing they have done. I is around a people registering for driving licence automatically becoming registered to vote and we're going to be talking about what's what's happened in a particular state. Oregon around this issue and try something new on this week's podcast something cheerful people through so many people doing doing great work in so many different fields and basically had tonight. How do we get to meet that person and have a little chat with them so we're going to do something new on the podcast where we get somebody on for five or ten minutes at the end just chat to them about what they're up to and this week is Anna Taylor from the UK student climate network. They are arranging in this big climate strike this coming. Friday and we're going to be talking to her about that. So what's your reason to be cheerful. I went something amazing the other night now. It has come. I'm up in conversation on the number of occasions. The markets the other one is vital says it Beatles obsessive and the world's Best Beatles historian is a guy called Mutt Louison. He is going on tour around the country talking about the Abbey road album and he invited a few people the other night select a select few people apple Beatles neuropathy lamb to watch a preview and I got to go this film of his show. It's a live tour around the Abbey road album people should go and see it and when it goes out on tour as of next week. It's going to be a couple of hours long. He was still at the editing stage so it was three and a half half closer to four hours and I just got to sit and Wallow Im- Beatles Trivia and facts that come across before he's unearthed a tape of the Beatles having a board meeting mating which changes your understanding of how the Beatles ended. It's so good and I got to go and see the extended version. So that's my reason you weren't bored after three three and a half hours okay it could have been six hundred as far as I was. Yeah yeah fidgeting interval. I mean I was at school and the finished thing isn't going to be as Nerdy as this is going to be for you. If you're interested in the Beatles also if you're interested in music and culture generally it's going to be around the country. The tourists called Hornsey road. Not Happy Road and I won't ruin why that is that something you can find out when you go and see what Lewis and talk about Abbey road sounds great and talking of events that go on for a few hours 'cause I went to a wedding last week of somebody who very close to me. He used to work for me. Jill Cuthbertson and I'm really delighted for her. She got married in Scotland fantastic weather which is not always true in Scotland so he was in Perth. She's married a lovely guy called Mo.. He used to remember special adviser but that put you off. I'm really happy for her. She basically worked her socks off for me. Run my diary in and really run my life. I was felt guilty because I kind of think. Maybe it's one good thing about me. Not Becoming Prime Minister or another good thing which is I fear that Jill would not have got married. Dole we'll find out how but she'd have been spending time with me. there is a sort of cools in effect here. which is a you know me kind of losing the election and Jill becoming happy for the best yes maybe people who disagree on that kgo eight anyways lane but I'm really pleased for her specific cheerful. Jeff we're joined now by Laura Gardner who is research director at the resolution foundation and was the author of that foundations vote team volte-face reports on on voter turnout and Medico Band who is co founder and CEO of my life my say and also labour councillor here where record podcast in in my attic in Stoke Newington. You've been on the road along. That seems to have gone what's going on. Is that cuts I mean had array of course we can countable. Actually they're always very difficult constituency. You've got an jeff is basically one of Philip avoided the question to be so so. Could we start by asking you how has turned out in UK. Elections changed over time both overall specifically among younger voters. Okay sure so if we look back to say the sixties which is the period since which we've got pretty good data there was a big drop in turnout it kind of started in the Early Ninety S. I think the low point was two thousand and one turn that was below sixty percent in that election having been mid to high seventies in the sixties and seventies been slowly creeping back up since then closer to seventy percent in two thousand seventeen but still quite a bit lower than the sort of post war era when you think about age there's been uneven stock changed so some people think that you know young. Some people have always been a bit disengaged with politics quite getting themselves together and therefore always less likely to vote. Actually that's not the case roll back to the sixties and seventies very we similar turnout for younger and ODA groups may be slightly lower five cents points lower for younger people big gap opened up in the ninety s so throughout the twenty first first century young people have a much less vote than older people. Maybe twenty percentage points less lightly. If you compare those in their twenty s those seventy so we've had a decline in turnout Evro true but I think even more importantly a big turnout got opening up by age of you. Look at what the reasons are behind that. I think I've got three reasons if you can bear with me Taylor quickly so the first one is whether you vote in election has become more related to when you were in whether you voted in the previous one and young people have become much more like to vote in their first elections which they are eligible so we've had a drought less likely so much like the election was there. I say that's happened and then that's had a stronger apart dependent stronger fee through affect subsequent elections second one renting private renting much less likely to register when you're renting privately. That's become more insecure. We know that many more young people are renting privately today than previously less attached to communities may be moving around more kind of hardly surprising that you're less likely to get on the register and vote the third one relates to attitudes so when you ask young people whether they care about what happens in the election. There's been a big drop off in the proportion that cares. It's the ninety s so I think we can look at you know that building the habit young in terms of first time voting big problems that we know exists for lots of reasons in the private rented sector feeding through to Democratic engagement and something about how engaged young people as a big group with politics..

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"voter registration" Discussed on KELO

KELO

02:45 min | 4 years ago

"voter registration" Discussed on KELO

"At question that i've guarding that whole voter registration um air quote scandal tom you why does the government the open need kuko wack our political philosophy information on the voter registration card why are we that could occur so willing and eager to give back to the government to put it into a database so that it can then go in be used by government or people who want to run government and become gubernatorial candidate cook said to use it again it may be time for all citizens to take action to their own hands to go to hungary register no political affiliation or start putting pressure on the wider flavor and vegetarian state could drop back check box off of the voter registration card ip no oh me for government at any level to know the political philosophy in quite a political philosophy of get greg delbridge or me cody or or anybody i appreciate what you're saying um i that's not i mean i understand why you have an issue with it i would say it i certainly don't it's for me it's i mean it's that's abadgiev were probably on that but i understand where you're coming from that for you it's it's an issue why are they getting it to be an issue for uh for everyone because that mean lower hopefully indicated that you know if he a like a governor he will go through and outlook at eu is people's path voter registration histories um again so for political motives and if she wants to our methods book beckham misuse of government what are you i i totally agree with their they out i totally agree with what you're saying it is very frightening that that somebody would be willing to do what though lower ordered it at the irs to go and try to harm people politically that's a great point because of their caught so i think uh the outing would be something to think about it seriously tony of giving me something to think about now i think that none said thoughtprovoking i understand exactly where you're coming from and i appreciate the irs analogy yeah yeah yeah so i don't i have been a register republican and register you know independent and you know i come from another area where we can go on how political party registration on the voter registration card and.

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"voter registration" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

01:30 min | 4 years ago

"voter registration" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Um but sometimes these voter registration systems um are connected to systems that are used to program the voting machines now this shouldn't be the case and in many cases election officials will assure us publicly that that's not the case but security is very difficult to get right and of security is not a third of the enemy of efficiency if you wanna do things efficient security is sort of against that because requires you to take all these extra precautions and so quite often you'll find that systems that should be separated aren't always securely separated now you've emphasized that we know what we know largely through reporters uncovering it then through leaks that the reporters received do you think that american citizens should know exactly what's going on with our voting an election system yes um i think that not just i mean you know not just the public but election officials right now are in the dark as well um those thirty nine states that were probed m a ito not all that information has been disclosed specifically to the ones who work who were targeted there and i think that um in some cases in election officials don't have security clearances so if there is more significant information that the intelligence agencies have on election officials right now aren't and even secretaries of states who are considered the top election official most states they don't have the um the clearances to actually get more information.

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"voter registration" Discussed on WTMA

WTMA

03:34 min | 4 years ago

"voter registration" Discussed on WTMA

"The the voter registration voter list here in south carolina well the trump administration had asked for states to give over some of the voter information and a lot of us and not we're not going to do that however and this is something you you might be interested she's beautiful fill her soul with words of affirmation that bring her heart.

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"voter registration" Discussed on WLAC

WLAC

01:49 min | 4 years ago

"voter registration" Discussed on WLAC

"They they believe what they see in the media and the media's telling about trump hijack the election that the russians stole the election a hacked and an end so here comes this leak which claims this this this document claims that the russians were trying to get in to certain states voter registration files nothing to do with actual election night stuff just voter registration files and but we don't even know if that's true if this is true wise with the fact that this document is hack is is been sitting away hidden away that nobody used it up to not tells me it's worthless in practical application there's nothing to it but used at this time thrown out there is a hail mary right before colmey is slated to testify on thursday all right here when the democrats are pulling their hair out claiming nobody can find any evidence wala it's all to pat and also when there's there's other terrorist attack they're trying to take away from the focus from the apparently packed off all and trying to compute focusing on trump dan you know obviously the russia married and things like that china different i i am so happy that you see through this we need more people able to emmer probably armour people to do than we we have confidence in believing but fox she is exactly right but there's a one other thing i want to point i want to make about the socalled hacked or stolen document from uh freedom serenity what what is your name right right reality winter again i.

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