Election Law Live
Arizona is considering becoming the 11th state to join an interstate compact called the National Popular Vote plan, an effort to create an agreement among states that vow to automatically elect the president of the United States using the national popular vote instead of the final vote count in each respective state.
However, the plan is likely unconstitutional. Article I, Section 10 of the Constitution reads: “No state shall, without the consent of Congress … enter into any agreement or compact with another state or with a foreign power.” If enough states join the plan to reach 270 electoral votes, it would almost assuredly wind up at the Supreme Court.
Having already advanced through the Missouri House of Representatives, two voter identification proposals now move to the full Senate after moving out of committee by an 8-2 vote.
The proposals include a bill and a constitutional amendment. The latter would require the approval of voters before taking affect.
Three ballot initiatives have been proposed in California that would require the state to allow online voting. Security experts say such a system would be too easy to hack, putting our elections at risk.
The war on voting integrity measures like voter ID continues to include a similar tactic: wildly exaggerate the number of individuals without acceptable identification to vote and let it echo through the media chamber.
The answer is “yes,” according to David Sinclair, a candidate, whose team demonstrated how they were able to infiltrate one of the Supervisor of Elections servers and retrieve sensitive information. According to Sinclair, hackers could cause massive chaos during an election: “They could go in there and change the dates of elections, send people to the wrong place, they could change whose running for office. They could take candidates information down. There’s all kinds of things they could do in there. It’s pretty scary.”