Category: Project 21 Papers

Watch Your Step: First Step Act Could Harm Minority Communities, by Horace Cooper, Stacy Washington and Council Nedd II

Watch Your Step: First Step Act Could Harm Minority Communities, by Horace Cooper, Stacy Washington and Council Nedd II

National Policy Analysis #680 /
Senator Mitch McConnell is considering taking the “First Step Act” (S. 2795), a criminal justice reform bill, to the Senate floor for a vote during the lame duck session. He should not. The U.S. criminal justice system is in need ...
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The Brennan Center is Wrong: Voter Fraud is a Real Threat to Every Citizen's Constitutional Rights, by Horace Cooper

The Brennan Center is Wrong: Voter Fraud is a Real Threat to Every Citizen’s Constitutional Rights, by Horace Cooper

National Policy Analysis #642 /
The Brennan Center for Justice has been the go-to resource for many opponents of commonsense anti-voter fraud efforts such as voter ID. The essence of the Brennan Center's argument against voter ID is that that voter fraud isn't a real ...
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Voter ID Opponents' Latest Spurious Claim: Voter ID Allegedly Slows Election Tabulations, by Horace Cooper

Voter ID Opponents’ Latest Spurious Claim: Voter ID Allegedly Slows Election Tabulations, by Horace Cooper

National Policy Analysis #643 /
Critics of commonsense anti-fraud measures such as voter ID continue to engage in desperate efforts to change public opinion on the issue, racing from one complaint to another. They've claimed that requiring voters to present identification is a form of ...
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Victims of Voter Fraud: Poor and Disadvantaged are Most Likely to Have Their Vote Stolen, by Horace Cooper

Victims of Voter Fraud: Poor and Disadvantaged are Most Likely to Have Their Vote Stolen, by Horace Cooper

All is not well in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The state has announced the shocking preliminary results of an extensive police investigation of voter registration "irregularities" – a polite word for the ugly reality of voter fraud. As the Richmond ...
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Voter Fraud is Real: Why the Voting Rights Act Should Be Used to Fight Election Fraud, by Horace Cooper

Voter Fraud is Real: Why the Voting Rights Act Should Be Used to Fight Election Fraud, by Horace Cooper

Election fraud in America is no laughing matter. Florida election officials have discovered that the state's voter polls have 53,000 dead voters still registered to vote.1 That's a whole city of dead voters still "eligible" to vote – more than ...
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Misleading Statistics Driving Voter ID Criticism in Pennsylvania, by David Almasi

Misleading Statistics Driving Voter ID Criticism in Pennsylvania, by David Almasi

Contrary to breathless media reports, there's no reason to believe over 750,000 Pennsylvanians will be turned away from polling places in November as a result of new voter ID protections. Upon closer inspection, such reporting is much ado about nothing ...
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Voter ID and South Carolina: The Supreme Court Speaks Yet DOJ Won't Listen, by Horace Cooper

Voter ID and South Carolina: The Supreme Court Speaks Yet DOJ Won’t Listen, by Horace Cooper

Summary The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice has formally objected to South Carolina's new voter identification law. The Department of Justice is effectively ignoring Supreme Court precedent, signaling a willingness to ignore electoral voter violations, raising grave ...
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Justice Department Plays Fast and Loose with Facts and Constitution in Challenging Texas Voter ID Law, by Horace Cooper

Justice Department Plays Fast and Loose with Facts and Constitution in Challenging Texas Voter ID Law, by Horace Cooper

Summary The civil rights division of the Department of Justice has formally objected to Texas' new voter identification law. The state of Texas has rightly appealed this decision. Unfortunately for taxpayers in Texas, they will have to cover the costs ...
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When the Dead Vote, the Living Suffer: Department of Justice is Wrong to Oppose Voter ID, by Horace Cooper

Dead men tell no tales, the old saying goes – but that doesn't mean they can't vote. Shocking new video footage has just been released showing undercover reporters with their hidden cameras rolling, strolling into New Hampshire polling locations and ...
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Should Earmarks be Spent on Lobbying? Should Lobbyists Represent Congressmen?

Should Earmarks be Spent on Lobbying? Should Lobbyists Represent Congressmen?

ConservativeBlog.org /
Should earmarks paid for with public funds be spent promoting projects under consideration by Congress? Is it OK for a lobbyist to represent a Congressman at a meeting about one of the Congressman's bills? As far as I know, these ...
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