WASHINGTON—Fred Lucas, chief news correspondent and manager of the Investigative Reporting Project for The Daily Signal, today released his latest book, “The Myth of Voter Suppression: The Left’s Assault on Clean Elections.”
“The Myth of Voter Suppression” exposes the widespread lies about election security initiatives in various states and the real threats to democracy posed by unsecured elections. It also investigates the big money that’s bankrolling the voter suppression hysteria industrial complex.
When nearly half of states adopted election integrity laws, such as voter ID provisions and restrictions on ballot harvesting, the left inaccurately howled “Jim Crow 2.0.” But in subsequent elections, voter turnout soared, putting the brakes on the left’s goal of a federal election takeover in the form of the failed H.R. 1/H.R. 4. When these efforts were rejected, President Biden used executive power for an “all-of-government approach” deputizing federal agencies in a get-out-the-vote effort.
Voter fraud is still a problem, as proven by numerous convictions and overturned elections in recent years documented in The Heritage Foundation’s Election Fraud Database. “Voter suppression” is a myth, a soundbite, an excuse by leftists for their failure to win elections across the country. “The Myth of Voter Suppression” reveals the truth that every informed voter needs to know, making it clear that election security is facing a very real threat.
“The left’s election-fraud tactics may have evolved over the years, but their blithe contempt for election integrity is as strong as it ever was,” Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts writes in the foreword of the book. “‘The Myth of Voter Suppression’ marshals years of investigative research and reporting into a timely and definitive guide to American election integrity and its enemies.”
An award-winning journalist and veteran White House correspondent, Lucas has written and reported for Fox News, National Review, Newsweek, Washington Examiner, The Federalist, and other outlets. He is also the author of “Abuse of Power: Inside The Three-Year Campaign to Impeach Donald Trump” and “Tainted by Suspicion: The Secret Deals and Electoral Chaos of Disputed Presidential Elections.” Before covering Washington, he reported on state Kentucky and Connecticut.
Earlier this year, The Daily Signal expanded Lucas’ role to oversee the Investigative Reporting Project, devoted to original reporting and breaking news. Lucas works closely with The Daily Signal’s team of news reporters and his colleagues at Heritage’s Oversight Project to conduct investigative reporting on a range of policy issues, including voter suppression.