Hans von Spakovsky
Hans von Spakovsky admits he can't name an election that turned on noncitizen ballots in a trial over proof-of-citizenship law.
He was also concerned the White House would pick "mainstream Republicans."
Von Spakovsky claims that he wants to protect our "vibrant democracy" by making it "easy to vote and hard to cheat." But what he really seems to want is to make it harder to vote and not much harder to cheat.
If you need proof of the relationship between voter suppression and big money in politics, look no further than today's Heritage Foundation panel starring Hans von Spakovsky.
A simple before-and-after turnout test won't ever be up to the task. It's bad math that leads to bad legal analysis. Think of it as cotton-candy statistics: It looks tempting, at least at first, but there's absolutely no substance to it. It should not be used to gum up the conversation.
"The ball remains squarely in President Obama's court to nominate new FEC commissioners, as it has since the day he took
With the Supreme Court poised to hear a conservative-led attack on the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act, you would think the Heritage Foundations' Hans von Spakovsky would be on the top of the world. Instead, he's increasingly becoming a real embarrassment to the right's efforts.
"The conspiracy theorists are at it again, and again without any facts to back up what they say," J. Gerald Hebert, a former
Brady, however, said that the voter integrity effort was not a "grand conspiracy" as some would like to believe. He said
Kirk's campaign confirmed his comments about the voter integrity squad to the Chicago Tribune, but "rejected Democrats' suggestion
Another person subpoenaed by the grand jury, according to several sources, was Jason Torchinsky, who, like Spavosky, was
It looks like Hans von Spakovsky, an old TPM favorite, is back in business. The former Justice Department official, whose
GOP Vote Suppressors Blackwell and Von Spakovsky Set to Testify in House on "Lessons Learned from 2004 Election"
Former Ohio Sec. of State Kenneth Blackwell and disgraced former FEC chair Hans Von Spakovsky have confirmed that they will testify about the myriad crimes that occurred on and by their watch in the 2004 Presidential Election.
Federal Election Commission nominee Hans von Spakovsky's withdrawal is undoubtedly good news, and will help to assure that the FEC will be restored to its previous, albeit minimal, functionality.
Bush has made a move to break the impasse over Federal Election Commission nominations, and the result may impact the enforcement of McCain's public financing withdrawal request.
They don't want the government functioning, and if they must have it they want it doing their bidding -- funneling cash to their cronies and protecting the corporations from the citizenry.