After no word on the UK's Brexit for over a year, member of Parliament Boris Johnson, current leader of the Brexit movement, said Britain would have a glorious future after leaving the EU.
The Virginia Department of Elections announced Friday that it has called for the immediate decertification of Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting equipment in Virginia. The phrase "direct recording" refers to electronic voting equipment where the voters’ choices are transferred directly from the display on the screen to the voting booth’s internal database without any intermediate paper ballot for the voter to verify.
President Trump formed a committee to probe election fraud. Though both Democrats and Republicans are claiming vote tampering, neither side is eager for the probe to start.
One Texas state representative is reportedly being provided protection by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) following a scuffle on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives, which reportedly began when State Rep. Matt Rinaldi called U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in response to disruptive demonstrators at the Texas State Capitol Monday.
The demonstrators were opposed to SB 4, a sanctuary cities ban, already passed by the Texas Legislature and signed into law.
On May 11, President Trump signed an executive order creating the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity to file a report to the president detailing which aspects of federal elections are enhancing voter confidence and those aspects of elections that are not. It will be looking for election fraud.
Hillary Clinton’s allegations that Russian hackers attempted to help President Trump’s campaign were dealt another in a series of setbacks based on facts when NASS (National Association of Secretaries of State) issued a report on the matter last month.
The Obama administration’s DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson announced on January 6 that he had determined that U.S. elections need to be protected by the federal government because they are "critical infrastructure."
University of Michigan faculty members J. Alex Halderman and Matt Bernhard, both computer scientists, stated that in their limited recounts, they found no evidence that the election was hacked. But, they emphasized, that was not the same as finding solid affirmation that the election wasn't hacked.
Bev Harris, elections expert and founder of Black Box Voting, believes our elections are vulnerable to wholesale fraud via manipulation of vote totals in the centralized computer databases.
Early voting in Chambers County, Texas, took place using paper ballots while a software problem that resulted in votes for one office not being counted was being resolved.