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Hans Von Spakovsky

Vote Suppressors At It Again: A Response to Hans van Spakovsky

J. Gerald Hebert | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
J. Gerald Hebert

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.

Meet Hans von Spakovsky, the Face of the Right-Wing Defense of Citizens United

Michael Keegan | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Michael Keegan

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.

Facile Turnout Stats on Voter ID: Wrong, the First Time

Justin Levitt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Justin Levitt

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.

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Accused Of Failing 'This Critical Test' | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- All five sitting commissioners at the Federal Election Commission are now serving expired terms, while the sixth seat remains unfilled s...

The No Good, Very Bad Week of Hans von Spakovsky

Doug Kendall | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
Doug Kendall

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.

Ryan J. Reilly

Conservative Group Wants To Sabotage New Hampshire's Bailout From Voting Rights Act | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The state of New Hampshire and the Justice Department agree that the state shouldn't have to seek permission from the federal government...

State GOP Calls Voter Integrity Squads Business As Usual, Others Claim Voter Intimidation

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Tuesday night, Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk and his Democratic opponent Alexi Giannoulias faced off in a televised debate. Of course, the ...

Senate Candidate Kirk Hires 'Voter-Suppression Guru' To Recruit 'Voter Integrity' Squad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Is Mark Kirk planning a Karl Rove-inspired voter intimidation program in Chicago this November? His opponent Alexi Giannoulias thinks so--and MSNBC's ...

Justice Department Subpoenas Its Former Lawyers In Civil Rights Probe

Murray Waas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Murray Waas

A federal grand jury has subpoenaed several former senior Justice Department attorneys for an investigation into the politicization of the Department'...

Notorious Vote Suppressor Back In Civil Rights Work

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It looks like Hans von Spakovsky, an old TPM favorite, is back in business. The former Justice Department official, whose nomination to the Federal El...

GOP Vote Suppressors Blackwell and Von Spakovsky Set to Testify in House on "Lessons Learned from 2004 Election"

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

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.

In Victory for American Voters, Von Spakovsky Withdraws From Consideration

Laura MacCleery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura MacCleery

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.