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Report: Experiment shows that ballot signature verification has an 89% failure rate



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Victor Joecks, a Las Vegas reporter, tested voter verification and found that ballot signature verification has an 89% failure rate, FoxNews reports.

Both state and local election officials assured the public that signature verification safeguards prevented someone from successfully voting multiple times. 

Joecks experiment discredited that, he reports.

“I wanted to test the accuracy of signature verification,” Joecks said. “I had nine volunteers and what happened is, I signed their name as is appeared on the ballot, I took a picture of it, I sent it to them and then they copied my signature onto their ballot return envelope.”

Eight of the nine ballots went through.

“Signature verification, which has been built up as this infallible security measure had an 89% failure rate.”

Joecks experiment was completely legal and was simulating instances such as finding ballots in the trash and still submitting them.

The Clark County registrar, home to Las Vegas, said they don’t have anyone looking into voter fraud issues.

“Widespread fraud was certainly possible and the lack of interest by elected officials, by election officials is simply concerning and frankly, irresponsible,” Joecks said.

Joecks emphasized that officials need to “stop assuming that the election was conducted honestly and with integrity. (They should be) going and trying to find out if anyone cheated. Don’t expect someone to admit it after the fact.”

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House passes debt-ceiling deal with support from two thirds of GOP caucus



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After hours of debate, the House voted Wednesday night to approve a bipartisan debt-ceiling deal, taking a step toward averting a default on U.S. debt. The measure passed with 314 members voting in favor and 117 members voting in opposition.  149 Republicans and 165 Democrats voted to approve the bill, while 71 Republicans and 46 Democrats voted against it.

National Review writes the measure’s passage secures “a victory for House speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who managed to keep his caucus together despite a challenge from House Freedom Caucus members intent on securing greater spending concessions from the Biden White House.”

The bill will now head to the Senate. McCarthy said the measure is the “largest spending cut that Congress has ever voted for,” but faced opposition from members of his caucus who believe the deal “didn’t go far enough in restoring pre-Covid spending levels.”

In his speech on the House floor Wednesday before the vote, McCarthy pleaded with his colleagues to support what he had bargained for with Biden:

“They demanded a clean debt limit, which really means they spend more and you pay more in taxes. House Republicans said ‘no’,” McCarthy said.“Over the past four months, we fought hard to change how Washington works. We stopped the Democrats from writing a blank check after the largest spending binge in American history… The Fiscal Responsibility Act is the biggest spending cut in American history.”

National Review reports:

The agreement suspends the nation’s $31.4 trillion debt limit through January 1, 2025, and caps spending in the 2024 and 2025 budgets.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated that the deal will reduce budget deficits by about $1.5 trillion between 2023 and 2033. Director of the CBO Phillip Swagel projected that there would be reductions in discretionary outlays of $1.3 trillion over the 2024–2033 period. Mandatory spending would decrease by $10 billion, revenues would decrease by $2 billion over the same period, and the interest on the public debt would decline by $188 billion.

Biden warned of the consequences of default, saying what would follow would include an economic recession, devastated retirement accounts, and millions of jobs lost.

“I made clear from the start of negotiations that the only path forward was a bipartisan budget agreement,” explained Biden on Twitter. “No one got everything they wanted. But that’s the responsibility of governing.”

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