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Election 2018: Voter Registration

What if you know that you’re registered to vote, but they can’t find you in the poll books when you go to vote? 

As of May 18, 2018, 18 states and the District of Columbia have same-day voter registration: CA, CO, CT, DC, HI, ID, IL, IA, ME, MD, MN, MT, NH, NC, UT, VT, WA, WI, WY. 

To make sure you can vote in these states even if your previous registration has “disappeared”, be sure to take along your ID and a current proof of residence.  Check your state voter information for a list of allowed documents, but generally it’s a valid form of ID (often a photo ID, the list varies by state), and proof of current address (such as a current utility bill, bank statement, copy of a lease/mortgage payment). …

CFPB: Student Loan Ombudsman Resigns

On August 27, 2018 Seth Frotman, Student Loan Ombudsman at the CFPB since 2016, resigned. He had been instrumental in returning over $750 million to students who had been defrauded by student loan services. 

Frotman came to the CFPB from the Treasury Department in 2011 as part of the team tasked with creating the new agency. He began in the Office of Servicemembers Affairs where he helped crack down on lenders and retailers who preyed on service members.

When Dodd-Frank was passed into law, it included a specific position for a Student Loan Ombudsman to deal with the increasing number of cases of fraud by student loan services. …

Kavanaugh on Supreme Court Despite Serious Concerns

On Saturday October 6, 2018, The US Senate voted 50-48 to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court. (One absent, one voting “present”.)  He was sworn in that same evening. He re-took his oath at the White House Monday evening. Many previous justices have chosen to not take their oath at the White House, as a symbol of their independence from the president who nominated them.

Kavanaugh was confirmed despite having lied to the Senate multiple times while under oath during his nomination process. …

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