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  • Clinton Appointee Judge Rules that PA does not have to send correct absentee ballots to military.

    10/21/2004 8:28:16 AM PDT · by sportutegrl · 118 replies · 5,695+ views
    Some of those overseas voters, including soldiers serving in Iraq, are now being asked to pick from an incorrect slate of presidential candidates. And, as a result, they are being deprived of the same options given to voters at home, Justice Department lawyer Amy Zubrensky argued. They "have the right to correct ballots," she said. Philadelphia lawyer Mark Aronchick, a special election-law expert hired by the Rendell administration, called the number (of military voters) "a theoretically tiny universe of people."
  • Racially Charged Pamphlet Causing Chaos in Missouri

    10/21/2004 11:03:14 AM PDT · by Hugenot · 73 replies · 2,948+ views
    SeaMax News ^ | 10/20/2004 | Andrew Rubin
    Last week in St. Louis Missouri, a racially-charged pamphlet has been the latest attempt made by Democrats to win minority votes in the African-American community. “This is what they used to do to keep us from voting,” proclaims the brochure, featuring a photo of a 1960’s snapshot of a firefighter hosing a colored person. “Now Attorney General John Ashcroft is trying to prevent African Americans from voting at all. Don’t let them do it again." Missouri Democratic spokeswoman Sarah Howard insists she absolutely will not pull the flier. This is an outrage. This year the attempts made by both parties...
  • Kerry strategy: Don't repeat Gore mistakes

    10/20/2004 12:15:14 AM PDT · by kattracks · 19 replies · 1,069+ views ^ | 10/20/04 | RON FOURNIER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John Kerry has a simple strategy if the presidential race is in doubt on Nov. 3, the day after the election: Do not repeat Al Gore's mistakes. Unlike the former vice president, who lost a recount fight and the 2000 election, Kerry will be quick to declare victory on election night and begin defending it. He also will be prepared to name a national security team before knowing whether he's secured the presidency. [snip] The prospects for another contested election grow with every poll showing the race neck and neck. Gore prematurely conceded the 2000 race...
  • I witnessed a Democrat voter registrar try to disefranchise a black voter in Bakersfield.

    10/19/2004 9:23:41 AM PDT · by tame · 151 replies · 5,137+ views
    October 19, 2004 | tame
    Yesterday, I drove by the welfare department in Bakersfield, California to see if anyone was registering voters there (as sometimes is the case). Sure enough, there was a democrat voter registration table. Now, hold your fire on the location. In all fairness, we Republicans have sometimes registered voters at the welfare office, though with probably far less of a natural constituency. Anyways, I parked, walked up, and listened to a woman I will refer to as "Rat-lady" as she attempted to register voters. A woman I will refer to as Maisha came over to the table to register to vote....
  • Protests Already Planned for November 3 (regardless of EVs, fraud, turn-out)

    10/18/2004 4:49:54 PM PDT · by mabelkitty · 82 replies · 2,500+ views
    We all remember the votes that were never counted in Florida 2000. So, while we are all working hard for a positive outcome on November 2nd, we also have to be prepared for a repeat of a 2000 stolen election. Below is a pledge for people to sign, supporting efforts to mobilize and protect the vote on November 2nd and making a commitment to protest starting on November 3rd in the case of a fraudulent vote count. By signing this pledge, you will be joining with thousands of others in the November 3rd Urgent Response Network. Please sign the pledge...

    10/19/2004 12:20:45 AM PDT · by kattracks · 5 replies · 508+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/18/04 | IAN BISHOP
    October 19, 2004 -- WASHINGTON — A red-faced League of Women's Voters yesterday said it plans to correct a big-time gaffe in its 2004 New York voting guide that butchers President Bush's resume and indicates he has been out of work since 2000. "We're in the process of correcting it right now," explained Rob Marchiony, executive director of the league's New York chapter.

    10/18/2004 10:22:26 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 226 replies · 13,589+ views
  • WI Absentee FRAUD: Callers Report Receiving Ballots PRE-Marked for Kerry

    10/18/2004 10:50:40 AM PDT · by fanningp · 70 replies · 3,890+ views
    WTMJ Radio | 10/18/2004 | fanningp
    Callers to the Jeff Wagner Radio show are reporting having received Absentee ballots WITHOUT having requested them over the weekend, and the are PREMARKED for John Kerry. The WTMJ news department is talking to these people and hopefully a followup story will come about. This is an absolute OUTRAGE.
  • Faulty voter applications are blamed on workers

    10/17/2004 10:01:59 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 7 replies · 379+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | October 15, 2004 | Gabrielle Crist
    Sneaky voter-drive employees are to blame for submitting hundreds of faulty registration applications in Colorado, said an official with the nonprofit organization that mobilized the effort. These workers were able to thwart the drive's system of checks and balances, said Jim Fleischmann, regional coordinator of the voting registration effort of the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now, commonly known as ACORN. But he stressed that it was only a small number of employees involved in the deception and a small percentage of the total voters the organization registered. ACORN was one of several organizations across the country to aggressively...

    10/17/2004 4:33:10 PM PDT · by rocklobster11 · 224 replies · 11,561+ views
  • Official Democrat Field Guide For Voter Fraud

    10/17/2004 1:34:42 PM PDT · by festus · 7 replies · 917+ views
    Democrapic National Kommittee | 10-17-2004 | Unimpeachable Source
    Official Democrat Field Guide For Voter Fraud As the election nears polls are showing that this will be a close election. We need everyone, and I mean everyone, living or dead, resident or non-resident, felon or non-felon to vote for Kerry this November 2nd. In order to help you help us win the election the following points have been developed : DEAD VOTERS : + NOTE: It is not necessary to actually bring the dead person to the polls to vote. As long as they are a registered voter you can simply show up youself, or have someone else show...
  • NC Board of Elections Warning! Voting Straight Ticket Doesn't Vote for President!

    10/16/2004 4:06:11 PM PDT · by Diva Betsy Ross · 47 replies · 2,553+ views
    I got this by email today. This is my first election in North Carolina. I don't know if this is common knowledge or not.. so if it isn't:NC Board of Elections Warning! Voting Straight Ticket Doesn't Vote for President! Yes its true. If you select a straight party ticket vote you will not be casting a vote for President. Additionally North Carolina has decided to remove the party affiliation for all judges on the ticket this election which means you cannot view the party of a candidate and you will not be casting a vote for any judges if you...
  • TEXAS TACKLES VOTER FRAUD (get this going in your state)

    10/16/2004 12:38:52 AM PDT · by Liz · 27 replies · 1,310+ views
    Press Release from Secretary of State Geoff Connor Zero Tolerance Policy on Voter Fraud Don't Mess With Texas Voters; Don't Mess With Texas Votes Secretary of State Connor Joins State & Federal Law Enforcement in Election Alert AUSTIN - Secretary of State Geoff Connor announced Friday that his office is joining with the Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas' four U.S. Attorneys in an effort to insure the integrity of Texas balloting by launching a statewide watch for incidents of voter intimidation or voter fraud on Election Day. "Voter interest appears to be...
  • Is anyone else a little concerned about the stories of voter fraud all over the place?

    10/15/2004 12:48:45 PM PDT · by kyperman · 33 replies · 532+ views
    I heard something on Rush today about a county in Wisconic that has ordered 800,000 ballots or something like that with only 350,000 registered voters. What are these extra ballots for? I can see having 5-10 percent extra for mistakes, etc, but not this. Sounds fishy to me. I am very concerned about all these reports that are coming out. These sleazy democraps are really trying to steal this election, yet this is not getting any coverage in the MSM, or even on FOX.
  • Democrat playbook opened to criticism

    10/15/2004 2:02:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies · 1,126+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | October 15, 2004 | Peggy Lowe
    Democrats got caught with their election playbook open Thursday when a leaked page was published urging operatives to lodge a "pre-emptive strike" of claiming voter intimidation, whether it's true or not. Gleeful Republicans quickly called a press conference after the page from The Drudge Report went online, in which they denounced "a new low in gutter politics" that "played the race card." "They want to rile up the minorities to denounce tactics that do not exist," said Ted Halaby, chairman of the Colorado GOP. Halaby said it was "a criminal act to falsely allege something that does not exist." He...

    10/14/2004 7:55:37 AM PDT · by Pete · 422 replies · 18,286+ views
    Drudge ^ | 10/14/04 | Drudge
  • My fellow non-Americans ...(Guardian trying to have foreigners influence elections)

    10/12/2004 7:07:47 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 30 replies · 1,144+ views
    Guardian ^ | 10/13/04 | Oliver Burkeman
    My fellow non-Americans ... The result of the US election will affect the lives of millions around the world but those of us outside the 50 states have had no say in it - until now. In a unique experiment, G2 has assembled a democratic toolkit to enable people from Basildon to Botswana to campaign in the presidential race. And with a little help from the folks in Clark County, Ohio, you might help decide who takes up residence in the White House next month. Oliver Burkeman explains how Get the name of a US voterOliver BurkemanWednesday October 13, 2004The...
  • My fellow non-Americans ...

    10/13/2004 2:44:47 PM PDT · by Byron Norris · 7 replies · 629+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | Oliver Burkeman
    My fellow non-Americans ... The result of the US election will affect the lives of millions around the world but those of us outside the 50 states have had no say in it - until now. In a unique experiment, G2 has assembled a democratic toolkit to enable people from Basildon to Botswana to campaign in the presidential race. And with a little help from the folks in Clark County, Ohio, you might help decide who takes up residence in the White House next month. Oliver Burkeman explains how Get the name of a US voter Wednesday October 13, 2004...
  • City, county spar over ballot supply (TWICE AS MANY BALLOTS THAN LEGAL AGE VOTERS IN MILWAUKEE!)

    10/13/2004 7:47:14 AM PDT · by Right in Wisconsin · 62 replies · 3,787+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10/13/04 | By DAVE UMHOEFER and GREG J. BOROWSKI, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
    Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker, citing vote-fraud concerns, is publicly balking at a City of Milwaukee request for almost 260,000 additional ballots in anticipation of high turnout for the Nov. 2 presidential election. Mayor Tom Barrett blasted Walker's stance, and Common Council President Willie Hines Jr. immediately joined in, saying it was an attempt to suppress the central-city vote. "I'm going to lay this at the footsteps of the county if there aren't enough ballots in the city," said Barrett. Barrett said that the 679,000 ballots the county had agreed to print were less than the amount prepared for the...
  • RS: Bush Like Me - Ten weeks undercover in the grass roots of the Republican Party

    10/13/2004 11:34:04 AM PDT · by weegee · 103 replies · 5,703+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | (Posted Oct 06, 2004) | By MATT TAIBBI
    I never felt any longing to go to Orlando, Florida. What I felt, in traveling south to volunteer for the campaign of George W. Bush, was an obligation. Let me explain by first saying something about the critics of our president. A great many of them like to laugh at George Bush for not reading books and for being uninterested in visiting other countries. But a lot of those same people are guilty of the opposite offense. They prefer to read books and travel abroad rather than actually getting to know their own country face to face. These critics do...
  • GOP Stifles Free Speech - Read All About It

    10/08/2004 11:13:19 AM PDT · by FlyLow · 21 replies · 772+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | 10-8-04 | Lisa Fabrizio
    As the days dwindle down to a precious few leading up to November second, the big three branches of the Liberal election machine have kicked into high gear. Charges have been leveled by the political, entertainment and news divisions. Tales of galloping woe fill the crisp autumn air as accusations of repression, suppression and downright aggression emanate daily from the Left. Out on the hustings, at the obligatory Democratic pander-stop at a black church in Cleveland, John Kerry said, "We're seeing efforts by the Republicans, unfortunately, in various parts of the country to suppress votes and intimidate people, to do...
  • Michael Moore responds to underwear charges by Michigan Republican Party

    10/08/2004 7:41:07 AM PDT · by Area Freeper · 27 replies · 2,189+ views
    AP ^ | October 7, 2004
    Filmmaker Michael Moore responded Wednesday to the Michigan Republican Party's request that he be prosecuted for offering underwear and food to college students in exchange for their promise to vote. "It's ironic that Republicans have no problem with allowing assault weapons out on our streets, yet they don't want to put clean underwear in the hands of our slacker youth," Moore said in a statement. "The Republicans seem more interested in locking me up for trying to encourage people to participate in our democracy than locking up bin Laden for his attacks on our democracy." Moore said Republicans missed the...
  • Michael Moore off hook for underwear gimmick

    10/08/2004 3:14:38 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 27 replies · 827+ views ^ | Friday, October 8, 2004
    Michigan prosecutors won't bring charges against filmmaker Michael Moore who state Republicans say broke the law when he offered new underwear and food to young people who promised to vote in the presidential election. On Tuesday, the Michigan GOP asked prosecutors in counties where Moore had spoken to bring charges against him. State law prohibits offering something of value in exchange for agreeing to vote. "It's ironic that Republicans have no problem with allowing assault weapons out on our streets, yet they don't want to put clean underwear in the hands of our slacker youth," Moore said, according to the...
  • Michael Moore Email Decrying Charges of Buying Votes in Michigan

    10/06/2004 4:49:39 PM PDT · by weegee · 30 replies · 1,926+ views
    email | received 10-6-2004 | Michael Moore
    REPOST FROM MICHAEL MOORE: Friends, You may have heard by now that the Michigan Republican Party has called for my arrest. That's right. They literally want me brought up on charges -- and hope that I'm locked up. No, I'm not kidding. The Republican Party, yesterday, filed a criminal complaint with the prosecutors in each of the counties where I spoke last week in Michigan. My crime? Clean underwear for anyone who will vote in the upcoming election. Each night on our 60-city "Slacker Uprising Tour" through the 20 battleground states, I've been registering hundreds (and on some nights, thousands)...
  • Warning issued on City of Milwaukee Election Comm web site because of ongoing registration fraud

    10/05/2004 2:29:17 PM PDT · by UB355 · 42 replies · 2,073+ views
    City of Milwaukee, WI ^ | 10/05/04 | unknown
    ATTENTION VOTERS who have recently registered: Accurate identification data may not have been properly relayed to the Election Commission office for registration. Therefore, it would be advisable for you to be prepared to re-register with identification on election day. (The warning is in red, which I don't know how to duplicate)
  • State GOP says Michael Moore illegally offered underwear in exchange for voting

    10/05/2004 5:12:12 PM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 18 replies · 864+ views
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The Michigan Republican Party is asking four county prosecutors to file charges against filmmaker Michael Moore, charging that he illegally offered underwear, noodles and snacks to college students in exchange for their promise to vote. "We want everyone to participate in this year's election, but not because they were bribed or coerced by the likes of Michael Moore," said Greg McNeilly, executive director of the state Republican Party. The GOP said it asked prosecutors in Wayne, Ingham, Antrim and Isabella counties to charge Moore with violating Michigan's election law. The law prohibits a person from contracting...
  • Drudge radio - More registered voters than residents in some Ohio counties

    10/04/2004 12:49:13 AM PDT · by smokinleroy · 18 replies · 1,164+ views
    I couldn't find this posted anywhere nor does it appear on Drudge's site, but on his radio show tonight, he was citing a report that in some Ohio counties, there were more people registered to vote than there were citizens in those counties per the latest census. When asked how this could be, the democrats (I believe) replied that more people moved into those counties after the census.
  • Las Vegas area has huge spike in voter sign-ups

    10/02/2004 10:24:11 PM PDT · by Souled_Out · 34 replies · 1,502+ views ^ | October 2, 2004 | AP
    A massive spike in voter registrations has placed the Las Vegas area on a pace to lead the nation in the percentage of new voters and has resulted in Democratic gains that could affect the general election in Nevada, a key battleground state.
  • What can we do about the VOTER FRAUD that is going on?

    09/29/2004 11:46:39 AM PDT · by Minus_The_Bear · 67 replies · 1,727+ views
    Is there anything we can do to combat the voter fraud that is already happening? The democrats are registering thousands of suspicious voters in Ohio, Wisconsin, and Minnesota (who knows if physical people actually exist to vote with those registrations). Are we helpless to sit back and watch while they TRULY steal a close election with fraudulent votes? When there's no more room in hell... the dead will vote for Kerry.
  • Kerry Pins Hopes in Iowa on Big Vote From Absentees [heads up]

    09/27/2004 8:55:34 PM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 61 replies · 1,668+ views
    New York Times ^ | Sep 28, 2004 | R.W. Apple, Jr.
    DES MOINES, Sept. 26 - They're off and voting in Iowa, even before all the corn has been harvested. In the state's 20 most populous counties, which account for about 60 percent of the vote, more than 140,345 absentee ballots had been applied for as of last Wednesday, according to a survey of county auditors by The Des Moines Register. Under Iowa law, anyone can request an absentee ballot, no questions asked, and roughly three times as many Democrats as Republicans did so in the counties studied by The Register. Early voting began on Thursday, 40 days before Election Day....
  • Keyes Slams 'Phony' Polls [Calls for ban on political polling]

    09/21/2004 9:53:19 AM PDT · by Scenic Sounds · 207 replies · 2,521+ views ^ | September 21, 2004 | Kurt Erickson
    BLOOMINGTON -- Political polls are "phony" and should not just be disregarded, but banned, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Alan Keyes argued Monday. "They (polls) are manipulative and degrading and damaging to our political system, and they should not be allowed when it comes to the actual time frame in which people are making up their minds," Keyes said during a meeting with The Pantagraph's editorial board. His comments came in response to questions about a Pantagraph/St. Louis Post-Dispatch poll published Monday showing him trailing Democrat Barack Obama 68 percent to 23 percent. The survey, released 43 days before the election,...
  • Dist. Judge York is Asked to Resign in Wake of Nader Ruling

    09/19/2004 11:18:11 AM PDT · by USA_Soccer · 121 replies · 3,889+ views
    A Republican state senator from Roswell and several people from other political parties on Saturday called for state District Court Judge Wendy York to resign. Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's federal disclosure records show a $1,000 campaign contribution earlier this year from Wendy E. York of Albuquerque. Meanwhile, the judge ruled Friday that Ralph Nader cannot run in New Mexico as an independent presidential candidate, knocking him off the state's Nov. 2 ballot. State judges may contribute to a political organization, according to New Mexico's Code of Judicial Conduct. But York should have recused herself from the Nader case, state...
  • Forged Doc 'Source': I Contacted Kerry Campaign

    09/18/2004 7:13:58 PM PDT · by hope · 24 replies · 937+ views
    News Max.Com ^ | 9-18-04
    Reprinted from Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004 9:10 p.m. EDTForged Doc 'Source': I Contacted Kerry Campaign AUSTIN - A retired Texas National Guard official mentioned as a possible source for disputed documents about President Bush's service in the Guard said he passed along information to a former senator working with John Kerry's campaign. Also Saturday, a White House official said Bush has reviewed disputed documents that purport to show he refused orders to take a physical examination in 1972 and did not recall having seen them previously. The long-running story on Bush's Texas Air National Guard service took an unusual...
  • Ralph Nader Off the Florida Ballot... Again

    09/15/2004 12:48:40 PM PDT · by ChuckShick · 23 replies · 991+ views
    pMSNBC ^ | September 15, 2004 | AP
    Judge Orders Nader off Florida ballot The Associated Press Updated: 3:08 p.m. ET Sept. 15, 2004 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Ralph Nader is again off Florida’s presidential ballot, at least for now. Circuit Judge P. Kevin Davey on Wednesday ordered that Nader’s name be removed from the November ballot, finding that the Reform Party — which nominated Nader — isn’t a legitimate party under state law. Davey also ordered that four counties that have already mailed absentee ballots listing Nader send out amended ballots without his name. Davey had issued a temporary order last week keeping the consumer advocate off the...
  • Overseas Voters Registering in Huge Numbers

    09/13/2004 2:36:20 PM PDT · by JeffAtlanta · 77 replies · 2,457+ views
    From I have it on good authority that overseas voters are registering in huge numbers this time, maybe double or triple 2000. I was told that the number of people who showed up at the Democratic party caucus in England earlier this year was 10 times what it was in 2000, ditto in other countries. Americans overseas vote in the state they last lived in, even if that was decades ago. There are about 7 million overseas Americans and probably about 5 million are over 18. In Florida, it was the overseas absentee ballots that swung the election. I...
  • Kerry Hints GOP May Suppress Black Votes (Barf Alert!)

    09/11/2004 7:17:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 76 replies · 1,754+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/11/04 | Nedra Pickler - AP
    WASHINGTON - Democrat John Kerry (news - web sites) suggested Saturday night that Republicans may attempt to suppress black voter turnout to help President Bush (news - web sites) to victory in November. "What they did in Florida in 2000, they may be planning to do in battleground states all across this country this year," the Democratic presidential nominee said in remarks prepared for delivery to the Congressional Black Caucus (news - web sites). "Well, we are here to let them know that we will fight tooth and nail to make sure that this time, every vote is counted and...
  • Carville Implores John Kerry to Bring on Paul Begala to Run Message & Strategy (man the lifeboats!)

    09/02/2004 9:21:00 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 109 replies · 4,101+ views
    ABC News 'The Note' ^ | 9/2/04 | Mark Halperin
    Many democrats have told Senator Kerry in private to elevate the role of Clinton White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart. Kerry was also advised to reconfigure the department for managing the message, arguably the most important job in politics--dominated by round the clock media coverage. One top Democrat said James Carville, the Clinton's top strategist, is urging the campaign to bring on Paul Begala, who worked for Carville, in a senior position to help with message and strategy. Begala is a Kerry friend who already informally advises the campaign. Several Kerry friends have also privately told the candidate to quit...
  • Diebold GEMS central tabulator contains a stunning security hole

    09/01/2004 6:37:32 PM PDT · by Joe Brower · 99 replies · 2,561+ views
    BlackBoxVoting ^ | 8/26/04 | Bev Harris
    Look at this:The Diebold GEMS central tabulator contains a stunning security holeSubmitted by Bev HarrisThu, 08/26/2004 Issue: Manipulation technique found in the Diebold central tabulator -- 1,000 of these systems are in place, and they count up to two million votes at a time. By entering a 2-digit code in a hidden location, a second set of votes is created. This set of votes can be changed, so that it no longer matches the correct votes. The voting system will then read the totals from the bogus vote set. It takes only seconds to change the votes, and to date...
  • Liberal Women trading Sex for Votes Against Bush.

    09/01/2004 7:00:53 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 114 replies · 5,938+ views
    Better than a cuddle party, and cheaper too.
  • Rev. Sharpton fires up Democratic voters at Miami church

    08/30/2004 8:53:11 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 45 replies · 1,723+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | august 30, 2004 | Jamie Malernee
    They danced, clapped, shouted and sang, and that was before the Rev. Al Sharpton even opened his mouth. By the time the former presidential candidate finished his sermon to more than a thousand people gathered in a Miami church Sunday, blending politics and religion into a call to action to South Florida's black community, congregation members churned with energy. When he was done, Sharpton introduced the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. McAuliffe apologized to the congregation for the 2000 election and for not being in Florida to stop voting problems.
  • Absentee ballots' errors total 2% (Palm Beach voter alert!)

    08/30/2004 5:42:25 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies · 639+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 8/29/04 | Deana Poole
    Here we go again. Four years after the 2000 election fiasco, Palm Beach County's three-member canvassing board will meet Monday to determine the intent of about 300 absentee voters who incorrectly filled out their broken-arrow primary election ballots. The canvassing board also will look at about 180 absentee ballots where voters either failed to sign ballot envelopes or whose signature differed from the one on file with the Supervisor of Elections Office. In total, the questionable ballots make up about 2 percent of the 23,395 absentee ballots the elections office had received by Saturday, three days before Tuesday's primary election....
  • McCain urges 'corrupt' FEC leaders to resign

    08/30/2004 12:30:32 AM PDT · by kattracks · 22 replies · 847+ views
    The Federal Election Commission leadership is "corrupt" and should resign for refusing to regulate political groups that are spending millions of dollars to attack both presidential candidates, Sen. John McCain said yesterday. [snip]Retired Adm. Roy Hoffman, founder of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and Mr. Kerry's former commander, also told Time that his group will run the ads until the election, despite condemnation from Republicans and Democrats. The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth has raised $2.5 million on its Web site since the original advertising buy of $500,000. Anti-Bush groups such as America Coming Together, and the Media...
  • Where Prosecutors Say Votes Are Sold

    08/28/2004 11:15:57 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 28 replies · 788+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 29, 2004 | JAMES DAO
    LONDON, Ky., Aug. 26 - It was not so long ago, historians say, that some voting places in eastern Kentucky were virtual vote-buying bazaars. Brokers bartered half pints of whiskey and $10 bills for votes just outside polling station doors. The cheap ones could be bought for beer. The smart voters always sold twice. Those brazen days are gone. But, prosecutors and political experts say, the mountain tradition of vote-selling is not. And in a wide-ranging conspiracy trial that opened here this week, federal prosecutors are contending that influential people still try to buy elections in eastern Kentucky, just in...
  • Abolish the Electoral College

    08/28/2004 11:34:36 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 296 replies · 4,869+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 29, 2004
    When Republican delegates nominate their presidential candidate this week, they will be doing it in a city where residents who support George Bush have, for all practical purposes, already been disenfranchised. Barring a tsunami of a sweep, heavily Democratic New York will send its electoral votes to John Kerry and both parties have already written New York off as a surefire blue state. The Electoral College makes Republicans in New York, and Democrats in Utah, superfluous. It also makes members of the majority party in those states feel less than crucial. It's hard to tell New York City children that...
  • Planned Parenthood in Trouble With IRS, Justice Dept Over Support for Kerry

    08/28/2004 3:25:22 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 29 replies · 1,459+ views
    Talon News ^ | 8/27/04 | Jimmy Moore
    LOS ANGELES (Talon News) -- After being recently named the subject of several complaints of racism and discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Los Angeles-based chapter of the pro-abortion group Planned Parenthood now faces another formal complaint with the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Justice Department. The group is being charged with actively campaigning for and supporting Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kerry. Lively & Ackerman law firm filed their complaint with the Department of Justice on August 25, 2004 alleging several electioneering violations by Planned Parenthood in Los Angeles, California. Since the group is a tax-exempt...
  • Keyes WILL BE ON THE BALLOT [See post #441]

    08/27/2004 3:22:02 PM PDT · by Southside_Chicago_Republican · 800 replies · 12,627+ views
    Illinois Leader ^ | August 27, 2004 | The Leader Chicago Bureau
    5:00 PM: has just learned that proposed Republican U.S. Senate nominee Alan Keyes' spot on the November 2 ballot is in jeopardy. The Illinois State Board of Elections is currently in an overtime meeting in Chicago to deliberate the decision. 5:05 PM: At question is whether the Illinois Republican State Party had the authority to appoint anyone to the U.S. Senate position vacated by Jack Ryan. Stay tuned as we blog the unfolding events.
  • State Democrats Accused of Intimidating Unregistered Voters

    08/26/2004 3:47:36 PM PDT · by Dane · 24 replies · 1,114+ views
    Fox Carolina ^ | 8/25/05
    There is quite a brouhaha in South Carolina politics this week as we let You Decide 2004. It’s all over a voter registration mailer that seems to suggest if you don’t vote, you might get drafted. The United States has the largest volunteer military in the world. Mostly young people go to recruiting stations to either serve their country or reap the education benefits. But mention a draft--and it gets a lot of people going. The democrats managed to do exactly that this summer. It may have come as a surprise in your mailbox, and an unpleasant one. When you...
  • NewsMax Finds Kerry's Ties to 527 Groups (NewsMax Uncovers Kerry’s Ties to Anti-Bush Groups)

    08/23/2004 1:26:00 PM PDT · by jmstein7 · 82 replies · 5,875+ views
    NM ^ | 8-23-04 | Chuck Noe
    Even as Sen. John Kerry and his cheerleaders in Big Media try to associate President Bush with the modestly funded Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, they remain silent about the links Kerry and the Democrat party have to multimillion-dollar Bush-hating groups. But they cannot keep concealing these ties, because NewsMax has uncovered multiple examples. Thanks in part to tips from readers nationwide who are outraged about the blatant bias of the media establishment, we have found the following: # From, a Web site of the Democratic National Committee, May 9, 2003: “The Democratic Party is partnering with, People...
  • Man Charged With Forging Voter Registration Forms

    08/22/2004 8:22:44 PM PDT · by esryle · 57 replies · 2,767+ views
    DENVER -- Forgery charges have been filed against an Aurora man accused of submitting 48 false voter registration forms to state officials. John Samuel MaCarthy, 27, faces four counts of forgery and one count of procuring false registration. He's accused of submitting fake registration forms for people in Arapahoe, Jefferson and Denver counties while working for a voter registration collection business known as Choose 2 Vote. He had forged voter registration documents or falsely registered residents with the intent to defraud his Lakewood employer, said Attorney General Ken Salazar. The 48 false registrations occurred between April 19 and April 22...
  • Critics: Fla. Absentee Ballot Confusing

    08/22/2004 6:19:53 PM PDT · by demlosers · 75 replies · 2,794+ views
    abc ^ | 22 Aug 2004
    Critics Say Palm Beach County Absentee Ballot Even More Confusing Than One Used in 2000 Election The Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. Aug. 22, 2004 — Palm Beach County has introduced an absentee ballot that requires voters to indicate their choices by connecting broken arrows, sparking criticism that it is even more confusing than the infamous "butterfly ballot" used in the 2000 election. Theresa LePore, the elections supervisor who approved the 2000 butterfly ballot, opted for a ballot design for the Aug. 31 primary that asks voters to draw lines joining two ends of an arrow. Critics say the...