1/ The House passed a $15 billion disaster relief package, sending the measure to Trump to sign. The bipartisan deal also raises the debt limit and funds the government through December, despite objections from conservatives. (NBC News / ABC News)
TIL: The White House thinks having a car or knowing how to drive is a requirement to vote.
(I’d seriously doubt, btw, that any members of the Trump family have cars registered in their names (instead of some LLC) or have actually driven a car in decades, if ever… I’d be pretty shocked if Melania, for example, has a car registered in her name or has a valid driver’s license.)
Mueller’s interest in the aides, including trusted adviser Hope Hicks, former press secretary Sean Spicer and former chief of staff Reince Priebus, reflects how the probe that has dogged Trump’s presidency is starting to penetrate a closer circle of aides around the president.
Persons who move to New Hampshire with the intent of becoming a permanent resident must register their vehicle and apply for a NH driver’s license within 60 days of arrival.
The companion bill to the photo voter ID law was Senate Bill 318, which “modifies forms and procedures for voter registration and links a person’s voting domicile to state motor vehicle records.”
I could be wrong, but it seems motor vehicle records are supposed to be only used as a matching tool to confirm information (verify accuracy), not as an exclusionary screening tool to eliminate voters if no match—or a possibly incorrect partial match—exists.
In other words, the matching procedure is sensitive (i.e, casts a wide net to lower the chance of a false negative “miss” of potential cases of fraud) but it is NOT specific (i.e., has a high false-positive rate whereby a “hit” does not necessarily mean fraud occurred).
(B) REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE OFFICIALS.—
(i) SHARING INFORMATION IN DATABASES.—The
chief State election official and the official responsible
for the State motor vehicle authority of a State shall
enter into an agreement to match information in the
database of the statewide voter registration system
with information in the database of the motor vehicle
authority to the extent required to enable each such
official to verify the accuracy of the information provided
on applications for voter registration.
Feel free to forward all of this information to Kobach
“It is important to remember that anyone who testifies in front of a Senate committee is under the restrictions of the False Statements statute that says material false statements to Congress are criminal and punishable with fines or imprisonment or both,” Coons said in the statement.
Hicks, who is now White House communications director, and Raffel were involved in internal discussions in July over how to respond to questions about a Trump Tower meeting that Donald Trump Jr. organized with a Russian lawyer during the presidential campaign in June 2016.
Hmmm… just what I thought.
Mouseam we should collaborate connecting the Russia investigation to the the individuals that are now officially part part of the investigation. I don’t know the Russia stuff like you but I know these people as best as one can from reading about them.