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Apr 9, 2018

This Week: Trump Won’t Let The Voter ‘Fraud’ Lie Go; Victories For Voting Advocates Across Country

It slipped under the radar during a busy news week, but President Trump on Thursday re-upped his false claim that “millions and millions of people” voted illegally. The statement was especially jarring given that some of the biggest purveyors of voter fraud allegations have struggled in recent weeks to prove those allegations in court. I covered the difficulties Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach had in backing up his claims of mass non-citizen voter registration during a federal trial last month. And, on March 30, one of Kobach’s fellow commissioners on Trump’s now-defunct voter fraud commission,┬áJ. Christian Adams, suffered a major defeat in a lawsuit that his organization spearheaded. The judge in her opinion said that the formula used by the Adams’ organization, the Public Interest Legal Foundation, to allege mass voter fraud was “misleading.” The last week has brought a number of court decisions favoring voting rights. A federal judge in Texas ruled on Tuesday that the state had…

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