Entries by Fred Lucas

4 Keys to Understanding Why This Arizona County Still Has Election Problems

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On Election Day, Cathi Herrod received calls and emails about problems in Arizona’s Maricopa County about voting machines not accepting ballots, ballot tabulators being broken, and other questions regarding paper ballots. “Voters are skittish in Maricopa County about election integrity,” Herrod, president of the Center for Arizona Policy, a conservative think tank, told The Daily […]

‘Zuckerbucks 2.0’: Lawmakers Eye Private Money to Get Out Vote in Milwaukee Elections

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Two dozen states banned the use of private money to finance election operations in response to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s pouring part of his $400 million fortune into the 2020 election process. Wisconsin wasn’t one of them. Now, an initiative to boost voter turnout called Milwaukee Votes 2022 involves some private partners, including a Democrat-aligned political communications company […]

With 87,000 New Agents on Way, 4 Facts About IRS Gun Arsenal

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Some of the 87,000 new agents whom Democrats propose to hire at the Internal Revenue Service could come with some extra firepower. On Friday, House Democrats gave final passage to the tax and spending bill they dubbed the Inflation Reduction Act, which, among other things, would double the size of the IRS with 87,000 new agents to beef up […]

By the Numbers: How Many Men in California Prisons Identify as Women

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California’s prison population includes 1,115 biological males who say they identify as women, according to the state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. About 1 in 3 in that population has requested transfers to women’s prisons, but only about 1 in 10 of those requests have been approved, the corrections department says. California’s prison agency provided […]

Lifting Title 42 Will Mean Fewer Border Patrol Agents in Field

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Border security experts expect the nation will bear the consequences of more illegal immigration whether the Biden administration ends a key public health measure by the end of the month or does it later. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last month that the policy, known as Title 42, would expire May 23. […]

FBI, Tech Giants Miss New York Subway Shooting Suspect’s Hateful Social Media Trail

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The man charged with shooting commuters on a New York subway train Tuesday left a trail on social media in which he disparaged whites and complained about racism, homelessness, and violence.  “What are you doing, brother?” Frank James, 62, of Milwaukee, said in one video, addressing New York Mayor Eric Adams. “What’s happening with this […]

Study Raises New Questions About 2020 Election Results in 6 States

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At least 255,000 excess votes were cast in the 2020 presidential election across six battleground states, according to a new study that examined individual voting precincts. Economist John Lott, president of the Crime Research Prevention Center, is the author of the peer-reviewed study, which looked at precincts in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. […]

Soft on Crime? Here’s Jackson’s Record on Sex Offenders and Other Criminals

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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson once expressed concern about a “climate of fear, hatred, and revenge” surrounding sex offenders. Jackson later opposed the confinement conditions of a Taliban leader suspected of running a terrorist cell. The judge also routinely ruled against the Trump administration on immigration enforcement cases, as detailed here. Now, as President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, Jackson […]

Fact-Checking 3 Biden Claims on Gas Prices

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President Joe Biden has insisted that rising gas prices are not a result of his administration’s policies. This week, he announced the United States would ban oil imports from Russia because of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s full-scale invasion of neighboring Ukraine. Biden also has suggested that U.S. oil companies are responsible in part for the higher prices […]

Find Out Which States Best, Worst for Honest Elections

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Georgia ranks at the top among states for the strongest laws in the nation to guarantee honest elections, while Hawaii ranks at the bottom, according to a new Election Integrity Scorecard from The Heritage Foundation. Heritage’s scorecard, announced Tuesday, measures all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on a dozen election-related categories. Categories in which […]