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  • Did the New York Times Just Stumble Across an IRS Motive for Targeting the Tea Party?

    07/09/2014 4:41:35 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 38 replies ^ | 7/8/14 | Matthew Clark
    In its latest liberal rant coming to the aid of the IRS – that poor defenseless government leviathan – it repeats the same tired leftist talking points about the root of all the IRS’s problems being that it doesn’t have enough money. Yet in doing so, it may have just stumbled across a new motive behind the targeting, good old-fashioned revenge. He’s what the New York Times calls the “real scandal”: There is a scandal going on at the Internal Revenue Service, but it has nothing to do with Lois Lerner or her missing emails. . . . No, the...
  • Three Cheers For Obama

    05/18/2010 10:15:44 PM PDT · by justme346 · 11 replies · 857+ views
    The Right News ^ | 5/19/10 | Unknown
    He destroyed the Clinton Political Machine - Driving a stake thru the Heart of Hillary's Presidential aspirations--something no Republican was ever able to do. Remember when a Hillary Presidency scared the daylights out of you! He killed off the Kennedy Dynasty - No more Kennedys trolling Washington looking for booze and women wanting rides home. American women and freedom are safer tonight! He is destroying the Democratic Party before our eyes! Dennis Moore had never lost a race - quit Evan Bayh had never lost a race - quit Byron Dorgan - had never lost a race - quit Harry...
  • Harry Reid’s victory may have been due to violation of federal campaign laws

    11/07/2010 4:17:40 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 58 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 7, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Harry Reid’s victory over Sharron Angle this past Tuesday may have had a great deal to do with the senator’s campaign breaking not only federal campaign law, but, just to make things worse, criminal law also. According to the Justice Department itself, as recently as this past Friday, it is currently looking over a complaint that Angle’s lawyer has filed, demanding that Reid be investigated for what appears to be coordination between his campaign and a corporation, Harrah’s casino in Las Vegas. The complaint is based on damning e-mails that were exchanged between executives at Harrah’s casino and a staffer...
  • IRS pushes to rein in tax-exempt political groups

    11/27/2013 5:28:50 AM PST · by expat_panama · 17 replies ^ | November 26, 2013 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration Tuesday launched a bid to rein in the use of tax-exempt groups for political campaigning. The effort is an attempt to reduce the role of loosely regulated big-money political outfits like GOP political guru Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS and the pro-Obama Priorities USA. The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department said they want to prohibit such groups from using ‘‘candidate-related political activity’’ like running ads, registering voters or distributing campaign literature as activities that qualify them to be tax-exempt ‘‘social welfare’’ organizations.
  • Obama’s states of despair: 2010 losses still haunt

    07/26/2013 8:15:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies ^ | 7/26/13 | Glenn Thrush
    Barack Obama has spent well over $1 billion on his political campaigns, but it’s the $20 to $30 million Democrats didn’t shell out three years ago that is costing the White House as he slogs through the first six months of his second term. The GOP’s wildly successful, low-key, and stunningly cheap campaign to seize state capitals in 2010 has come back to haunt Obama and his fellow Democrats. It’s now clear that the party’s loss of 20 state legislative chambers and critical Midwestern governor’s seats represents an ongoing threat every bit as dangerous as the more-publicized Republican take-back of...
  • Research Shows Obamacare Resulted in 25 Additional Democratic Losses in 2010 Elections, but....

    03/12/2012 6:10:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 1+ views ^ | March 12, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchel
    I like to think people in the United States still believe in liberty, and I’ve cited some polling data in support of American Exceptionalism. And it seems like that philosophical belief in individualism and limited government sometimes has an impact in the polling booth. According to a recent study, Obamacare was poison for Democrats in 2010.Here’s an excerpt from a report in The Hill.Voting for President Obama’s healthcare reform law cost Democratic incumbents 5.8 percentage points of support at the polls in 2010, according to a new study in the journal American Politics Research. The study helps explain why Democrats lost 66 House seats, significantly...
  • The Obamacare Shellacking

    03/09/2012 5:05:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 9, 2012 | Andrew Stiles
    Democratic support for President Obama’s controversial health care overhaul may have single-handedly caused the party’s historic “shellacking” in the 2010 mid-term elections, a new study finds. The study was conducted by a group of political science professors and published this week by American Politics Research. It found that, had it not been for the health care law, House Democrats likely would have held at least 25 seats and maintained their majority.
  • American Spectator Interviews a Troublemaker

    08/09/2011 3:32:40 PM PDT · by DEConservative · 12 replies
    DEConservative Blog ^ | 8/9/2011 | DEConservative
    Jeff Lord at the American Spectator recently sat down with a real troublemaker for an interview. 2010 U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell sat down with Jeff and the first copy of her new book “Troublemaker” for a chat. I’ll let you read most of Jeff’s piece over at the American Spectator but I thought that the following excerpt aptly described O’Donnell’s campaign. THE REAL POINT HERE, as more and more Americans get with every passing day, is that this is precisely the game played with non-Establishment politicians right from the get-go. A viewing of the 1939 classic film Mr. Smith...
  • Republicans in Congress Still Don't Get It

    Having spent most of their lives as elected politicians, the GOP old guard keeps trying to stay in control. However the newbies may be getting restless and instead of feeling challenges by Democrats, it is the Republicans who may be their actual foes.
  • GOP Makes Historic State Legislative Gains in 2010

    12/29/2010 6:54:40 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies · 4+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | December 10, 2010 | Tim Storey
    Late last week, a state judge on Long Island in New York certified that Mineola mayor Jack Martins, a Republican, had won the race for state Senate District 7 by a mere 451 votes out of the more than 85,000 cast. With that win, the GOP took control of the New York Senate by a 32-30 majority making it the last state legislative domino to fall in the 2010 election cycle. The New York state Senate was the 20th legislative chamber picked up by Republicans in the 2010 elections. In addition to gaining new majorities in 20 chambers, Republicans won...
  • Among Young Voters, Obama's Campaign Magic Fades

    12/11/2010 5:15:02 PM PST · by neverdem · 60 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | Dec 10, 2010 | Peter W. Fulham
    In the days after Barack Obama was elected in 2008, Kevin Hollinshead hoped the president would become a leader reminiscent of Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- capable of steering the country out of a massive economic crisis while taking on his sharpest critics. But Hollinshead, a senior at Colorado State University, now feels that the president has ceded too much to his Republican opposition and failed to live up to the ideals of his campaign. "They've decided that he's public enemy No. 1, and they'll do whatever it takes to ruin him," Hollinshead said of Republicans in Congress. "And rather than...
  • Rick Santorum now TRASHES candidates he SUPPORTED in September

    12/07/2010 11:27:00 AM PST · by Moseley · 91 replies
    RED STATE ^ | December 7, 2010 | Grassroots1773
    Will the real Rick Santorum please stand up? BEFORE the November 2, election, Rick Santorum defended Christine O’Donnell in her US Senate race in Delaware (though trying to have it both ways to some extent). Now, AFTER the election, Rick Santroum is now trying to jump on the bandwagon and attack the GOP’s losing candidates. Goal: NOT win elections, NOT learn how to win elections, but simply for personal aggrandizement by Rick Santorum. ________________________________________________ On September 21, 2010, Rick Santorum defended Christine O’Donnell as a candidate on Greta Van Sustren’s “On the Record” Rick Santorum Santorum — famous for dumping...
  • Upton flips a switch on CFL bulbs--Feeling heat, lawmaker sees light on incandescents

    12/06/2010 6:42:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 82 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 6, 2010 | Stephan Dinan
    Three years after he led the charge to require consumers to ditch their comfortable old incandescent lights in favor of those twisty CFL bulbs, Rep. Fred Upton now wants to be the man to help undo that law as the next chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. That about-face is not unique among lawmakers looking to atone for stances they've taken over the past decade as they seek to gain top posts in a decidedly more conservative Republican Congress, but his reversal underscores how intent the GOP is on proving it has broken with past practices. "We have...
  • Democratic Attacks Fell on Deaf Ears This Fall

    12/02/2010 6:05:44 AM PST · by randita · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Rothenberg Political Report ^ | 12/2/10 | Nathan L. Gonzales
    Democratic Attacks Fell on Deaf Ears This Fall NATHAN L. GONZALES DECEMBER 1, 2010 · 6:30 PM EDT For most of the election cycle, Democratic strategists were optimistic they could hold the House because of their arsenal of opposition research. But Democratic attacks failed to bring down enough Republican challengers to keep the majority. Democrats thought GOP challengers were simply too flawed to be acceptable alternatives to voters who wanted change. But as Republicans learned in 2006 and 2008, the messenger and the audience matter just as much, if not more, than the message when it comes to political attacks....
  • Political divide between coasts and Midwest deepening, midterm election analysis shows

    11/22/2010 12:28:06 AM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 21, 2010 | T.W. Farnam
    Results from November's midterm elections have exposed a deepening political divide between cities on the coasts and the less-dense areas in the middle of the country. The Republican Party's big gains in the House came largely from districts that were older, less diverse and less educated than the nation as a whole. Democrats kept their big majorities in the cities. That's a contrast to the last GOP wave in 1994, when Republicans' share of the vote was consistent inside and outside metropolitan areas, according to a Washington Post analysis. That year, Republicans captured seats in a broader array of places....
  • Did SEIU Ballot Fraud Play Role in Harry Reid Re-Election?

    11/12/2010 11:03:56 AM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | November 11, 2010 | Carl Horowitz
      Votes without voters - the notion seems like something from "The Twilight Zone." Yet this outcome, the result of a mysterious computer glitch, may have helped re-elect Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid over his Republican challenger, Sharron Angle, last week by a 50.2%-44.6% margin. Actually, the "mystery" is very likely the doing of a local of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which nationwide provides votes, money and muscle for the Democratic Party. Critics are charging that voting machines throughout Clark County (Las Vegas), where about three-fourths of the state's population resides, were rigged to place check marks next...
  • Democratic Losses Hit State Farm Teams Hard

    11/10/2010 9:42:23 AM PST · by randita · 42 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 11/9/10 | Steve Peoples
    Back to Article Democratic Losses Hit State Farm Teams Hard By Steve Peoples Roll Call Staff Nov. 9, 2010, 11:30 p.m. While the GOP celebrates historic gains in the House, Republicans in state capitals across the country are cheering massive pickups that wiped out key Democratic bench players — a shift that they say may shape elections for years to come. From Minnesota to Montana, Democrats lost state Speakers, Senate Majority Leaders, lieutenant governors and other up-and-comers whose political futures are now uncertain at best. Nowhere is the shift more apparent than in New Hampshire, where the GOP won all...
  • Election 2010: An Inconsistent Wave

    11/09/2010 8:31:20 AM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies · 1+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 9, 2010 | Sean Trende
    One of the most striking aspects of the 2010 election is how uneven the wave was. Rather than striking down Democrats across the land, it spared most Democrats on the coasts and in cities. In New England, Republicans will pick up only two congressional districts, no Senate seats, and will actually lose ground in governorships. On the West Coast, the GOP finds itself picking up one or two congressional districts, and will be shut out of governorships and Senate seats. And while the GOP performed well in congressional races nationally, and very well in state legislative races, the Democrats clearly...
  • Elderly voters the biggest push behind the GOP wave

    11/08/2010 8:00:40 AM PST · by Racehorse · 49 replies
    The Washington Independent ^ | 8 November 2010 | Jesse Zwick
    The election post-mortems keep rolling in. Politico's Byron Tau's report on the remarkable shift in voting patterns among America's oldest voters goes a long way to explain why last week's contest became such a rout for Republicans. Voters over 65, he writes, favored Republicans by a 21-point margin after breaking narrowly for Democrats in 2006, and in some key races the margin was even more lopsided: In New Hampshire, for instance, seniors backed GOP Senate candidate Kelly Ayotte over her Democratic challenger by 33 points. In the narrow Illinois Senate contest, Republican Mark Kirk won older voters by 22 points....
  • Guest commentary: What just happened? What does it mean as we move ahead?

    11/07/2010 9:23:21 PM PST · by jerry557 · 4 replies ^ | 11/07/10 | Jack Tymann
    A majority of American voters have just rejected a decades-long progressive agenda in favor of a shift back toward center-right. Republicans took control of the House for the first time since 2006, capturing 64 additional seats, the largest shift in 78 years, when Democrats gained 97 seats in the Franklin D. Roosevelt-led landslide of 1932. Democrats now have fewer House members than any time since World War II. Republicans gained seven seats in the Senate, even though only 17 Democratic seats were in play. Twenty-three Democratic senators will run in 2012. Republican governors replaced Democrats in 10 states. North Carolina...
  • Cartograms of the 2010 US midterm election (Those with 3-D glasses, please don them now)

    11/06/2010 6:48:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Imperial Ac ^ | 11/06/10
    \ Each of the 435 congressional districts is rescaled to have the same area. The white districts are too close to call (4 Nov 2010) or do not send voting delegates to the House (Washington DC). A comparison with the 2008 cartogram reveals not only that the Republicans made gains, but also where these occured. The next cartogram shows those districts that have changed parties.
  • Midterm Elections 2010, House Armed Services Shakeup

    11/06/2010 11:53:27 AM PDT · by brucek43 · 5 replies
    The Coach is Right ^ | November 6, 2010 | Jim Emerson
    The Republican victories in Tuesday’s midterm election removed 10 Democrats from the House Armed Services Committee (HASC). Texas Democrat Rep. Solomon Ortiz, current HASC readiness panel chairman most likely will be the eleventh. The most noticeable Democrat departures are current HASC chairman Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO.), (after 33 years in office) and Rep. John Spratt (D-S.C.), also lost his seat after 28 years. The leading candidate for HASC chairmanship, Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA.) announced his priorities for the 112th Congress as: “…support [for] military personnel and their families; and investing in the necessary capabilities and force structure, “while mandating...
  • This is just too funny, so I'm posting it again

    11/05/2010 12:52:57 PM PDT · by paterfamilias · 30 replies
    The Hope for America ^ | Nov 3, 2010 | Glenn Beck
    This is the full 8-minute video of "Happy Days Are Here Again" from the Glenn Beck radio show on November 3rd, the day after the election. It is so funny that I'm still watching it!
  • The 2010 Election Was Bad; 2012 Will Be Worse

    11/05/2010 1:33:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/5/2010 | Dan Gainor
    Congratulations to the GOP, which just trounced both Democrats and liberal journalists alike.There’s only one hitch: Somebody hit the reset button and everything started over again like the movie “Groundhog Day.” The campaign for 2012 has already begun with a vengeance.And vengeance is exactly what the losing side wants. They are angry – from journalists to pundits to the Twitterati. They want revenge, and they want it in its most base forms. The Internet is a great leveler and allows everyone to express an opinion. Unfortunately, the level we’ve all settled at is somewhere deep into the gutter where bloggers...
  • DNC members escorted from Hazleton City Hall

    11/04/2010 5:29:15 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 11 replies
    Two men and a woman who identified themselves as members of the Democratic National Committee were asked to leave an election poll in the City of Hazleton on Tuesday. Eileen Whitaker, the election judge in Ward 8, which has its polling place in Hazleton City Hall, said the men, one of whom identified himself as Edmund F. Brown, were escorted out when they told poll workers they didn't reside or vote in Hazleton. Whitaker said Brown appeared at the poll as it opened at 7 a.m., but became a nuisance. "He was obnoxious, but a nice obnoxious," Whitaker said. "He...
  • One-Party Universitie$

    11/04/2010 9:05:02 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 4, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    If national elections were held exclusively on college campuses, America truly would become a one-party state. “While conservatives have always had to go up against a much smaller number of liberals, it is the influence of the progressives and their strategic location—in such power centers as the media and academia—that gives them the strategic advantage,” Accuracy in Media editor Cliff Kincaid writes. “Now, with their power in the Democratic Party more concentrated than ever, they are relishing a fight they think they can win.” In fact, “A new Young America’s Foundation [YAF] study reveals that the nation’s top ten colleges...
  • Oil at $85 /barrel...ok,House Republicans, Start the Drilling Mantra!

    11/04/2010 5:49:14 AM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 15 replies
    11-4-10 | Self
    Ok, oil is hovering at $85/barrel, which means like $3.00/gallon where I live. That is unacceptable with ANWR and our shallow and deep waters off our coasts just sitting there. Gas affects everyone, even the folks who take the bus as their fares will rise (or they'll pass the redistribution to us). It's time to start yelling at the White House and Senate from our newly elected Reps. Not later, now...pressure now and don't let them start on their wave of lame duck legislation.
  • Ann Marie Buerkle surges into lead over Dan Maffei in NY-25 congressional race (Switch from D to R)

    11/03/2010 4:34:27 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 41 replies
    Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | 11/3/2010 | Mark Weiner
    Syracuse, NY -- Republican Ann Marie Buerkle surged ahead of U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei by 659 votes this afternoon in the 25th Congressional District race after Wayne County reported its unofficial results. Buerkle sealed her victory in the western part of the district with a convincing win in Wayne County, trouncing Maffei 15,429 (63 percent) to 9,191 (37 percent), according to returns Wayne County released at about 5:30 p.m. Before Wayne County reported its results -- more than 20 hours after polls closed -- Maffei held on to a slim lead of about 5,600 votes from the other three counties...
  • Results Are In And Many Agree: Fox News Offered More Balanced Election Coverage Than MSNBC

    11/03/2010 3:44:36 PM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 39 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 3, 2010 | Colby Hall
    If you believe that the cable news landscape is symptomatic of our two-party political system, then you also probably, and predictably, saw a different tone in last nights election results. Fox News presented its coverage with a patina of celebration, while MSNBC’s took a more gloom and doom approach. But there was one important distinction between the two outlets: Fox News offered a far more balanced set of analysts for the election coverage than did MSNBC. Almost all of the results from yesterday’s midterm elections are in, and there is little question that the GOP has good reason to celebrate...
  • [WA summary] Election Day 2: Key races to watch [Senate, WA-2, state house all in play]

    11/03/2010 12:26:12 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 7 replies ^ | Nov. 3, 2010 | Chris Vance
    The 2010 election has so far gone as expected: Republicans take the U.S. House, but not the Senate; Republicans make major gains in the Washington legislature but are, so far, short of winning majorities; Republicans Dave Reichert and Jaime Herrera win comfortably; and the races for the 2nd  Congressional District and the U.S. Senate are literally too close to call. Today (Nov. 3) will be Election Day 2 in Washington state, as 23 of 39 counties, including all the large counties, will count a significant number of ballots. In addition, the counties will report how many ballots they have received to...
  • House becomes HQ for 'Hell no' mood toward gov't

    11/03/2010 4:13:00 AM PDT · by EBH · 11 replies · 1+ views
    KFMB-8 (CBS) ^ | Updated: Nov 03, 2010 6:00 AM EDT
    The midterm elections that returned House control to the GOP after four years was a rebuke to Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, their stewardship of the struggling economy, their overhaul of the nation's health care system, and more. Obama made no promises. But he called Boehner and McConnell around midnight to congratulate them, the White House said. Obama spoke more generally of working with Republicans to "find common ground, move the country forward and get things done for the American people." Pelosi, meanwhile, remained defiant to the end. The Californian issued a statement early Wednesday saluting Democratic candidates who...
  • CT GOV: Foley (R) 533,197 49% Malloy (D) 531,567 49% (93% reporting)(RAT judge may give D win)

    11/03/2010 9:03:15 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 30 replies
    Hartford Courant/AP ^ | 11/3/2010 | Hartford Courant/AP
    Governor - General Total 699/751 Malloy (D) 531,567 49% Foley (R) 533,197 49% Marsh (I) 16,686 2%
  • 55% Of Today’s Voters Say Views of Congressional Democrats are Extreme

    11/03/2010 7:47:45 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 17 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 11/3/2010 | Scott Rasmussen
    Most people who voted in Election 2010 on the East Coast think the average Democrat in Congress is more liberal than they are and describe the views of most congressional Democrats as extreme. These results come from a Rasmussen Reports telephone polling of people who have already voted in states in the Eastern Time Zone. Fifty-eight percent (58%) of these voters say the average Democrat in Congress is more liberal than they are. Only 10% say that member of Congress is more conservative, while 27% see his or her views as about the same as theirs. Fifty-five percent (55%) say...
  • Exit poll: Economy dominates voters' worries (40% of voters identify with tea party)

    11/02/2010 3:12:25 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | 11/2/2010 | AP
    Only about a quarter of voters in Tuesday's House races blamed Obama for the nation's economic troubles. But about half think Obama's policies will hurt the country. About four out of 10 voters said they support the tea party movement, and they overwhelmingly voted Republican.
  • Exit polls: Economy the No. 1 issue

    11/02/2010 2:56:49 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/2/2010 | CNN
    Sixty-two percent of voters name the economy as their most important issue this year. Health care ranks a distant second, at 19 percent. Illegal immigration and Afghanistan follow at 8 and 7 percent.
  • At 11th hour, Obama works black radio audiences

    11/02/2010 9:47:38 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 26 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 11/2/2010 | MARK S. SMITH
    The voting is under way, but President Barack Obama is still working to turn out blacks for Democratic candidates. He phoned in to a series of urban-format radio stations on Tuesday, interrrupting music and chat with a pitch for the importance of the midterm vote. He told listeners to KPWR radio in Los Angeles that even though his name isn't on the ballot, his agenda is. He said "across the board" things have improved on his watch — but the question being decided is, "Can we keep that up?"
  • An Election to Decide the Imminent Destiny of the United States

    11/02/2010 8:31:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 2, 2010 | David Solway
    What we are observing is not so much an election as a kind of plebiscite on the presidency of Barack Obama and the direction in which he has taken the country. November 2 is the moment when the imminent destiny of the United States will begin to be decided. What we are observing is not so much an election as a kind of plebiscite on the presidency of Barack Obama and the direction in which he has taken the country. His name may not be on the ballot, but his name is stamped, as it were, on the forehead of...
  • 52% Say Election Is Referendum on Obama’s Agenda

    11/02/2010 8:52:40 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 8 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | NOVEMBER 2, 2010 | Rasmussen Reports
    Most voters say today’s election is a referendum on President Obama’s agenda and that he should change course if Republicans win control of the House. But most also don’t expect him to make that change. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters believe this election is more a referendum on the president’s agenda than about individual candidates and issues. Thirty-eight percent (38%) disagree and say the candidates and issues are paramount. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Only 40% of voters think the president should continue to pursue the same agenda if...
  • Election Officials Address Problems at the Polls

    11/02/2010 8:53:55 AM PDT · by lwd · 12 replies
    Eye Witness News 9 - CBS Affiliate ^ | November 01, 2010 - 6:55 PM | Smitha Rao
    NEW BERN, N.C. - Election officials say they are taking steps to deal with issues that have surfaced at polling places. In Craven County, some people complained the voting machines didn't correctly count their votes. Over the weekend, a Federal judge ruled counties like Craven that use touch-screen voting machines must tell voters that the machines are sensitive. Poll workers also need to keep detailed records of complaints about the machines. Erin Burridge works with the Craven County Board of Elections and says "Any mandate that comes down from the state or any directive in regards to election day and...
  • Union Accused of Voter Fraud Involving Mentally Handicapped

    11/02/2010 8:17:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11/2/10 | Staff
    Authorities in Crow Wing County are investigating possible voter fraud involving people with mental disabilities. An affidavit, filed Monday by Brainerd resident Montgomery Jensen, claims a large group of mentally handicapped people were told whom to vote for by mental health staff members and that staff filled out the ballots themselves without the disabled voters close by. Jensen said he came to the Crow Wing County Auditor's Office in Brainerd at approximately 4:40 p.m. Friday to fill out an absentee ballot, because he wouldn't have time to vote there on Nov. 2.
  • Continuous, live, streaming video coverage of elections without the liberal B.S.

    11/02/2010 7:24:08 AM PDT · by dangus · 8 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | 11/2/10 | Dangus
    I've seen a couple vanities asking about online news sources for the upcoming election, so I thought I'd just let everyone know about this: NumbersUSA is presenting ten hours of continuous, live, streaming coverage of the elections, featuring interviews with candidates, especially reformers like Tom Tancredo and Allen West. No liberal spin, a strategy to beat the networks on calling races (including their own post-vote polls), and attention to the sort of races the MSM would rather not talk about (West, Webster, Martinez, Sandoval).
  • Obama Gets Out the Prisoner Vote But US Troops Votes Won't Count

    11/02/2010 7:27:53 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs and YouTube ^ | 1 Nov 2010 | unknown
  • Priority One for Republicans

    11/02/2010 7:56:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | November 2, 2010 | Cal Thomas
    For newly empowered congressional Republicans, priority one must be an extension of the Bush tax cuts. There should be enough votes not only from a new Republican majority, but also from some of the decimated and dispirited (and even newly elected) Democrats. If President Obama is smart, he won't veto the bill. If the tax cuts are allowed to expire, everyone who gets a paycheck and has taxes withheld is going to see less money in the "net" column starting January 1. has published some calculations. It reports that, according to the Tax Institute at H&R Block, "for a...
  • Minnesota Election Officials Treat Voters Like Confused Children

    11/02/2010 7:58:06 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 19 replies
    Editor’s note: A group of citizen watchdog groups in Minnesota have implemented a program called Election Integrity Watch. Part of the initiative involves wearing buttons to the polls which say “Please ID Me” and presenting photo identification as a silent protest in advocacy of legislation requiring photo identification to vote. In the final days leading up to the election. A handful of state and county election officials banned the buttons, along with any apparel referencing the Tea Party. The groups co-sponsoring Election Integrity Watch filed a lawsuit challenging the ban. The case was heard Monday. The following is addressed to...
  • Voter Fraud Watch: Get the App (Updated)

    11/02/2010 8:03:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 1, 2010 | Bryan Preston
    Download the app to be ready for anything you see at the polls. Plus: a look at Gallup's final generic voter preference poll. Election Day is almost upon us. The final Gallup generic ballot poll shows that Republicans are poised for a historic win, going into the vote with a whopping and unprecedented 15-point advantage over the Democrats. Gallup’s historical model suggests that a party needs at least a two-point advantage in the national House vote to win a majority of the 435 seats. The Republicans’ current likely voter margin suggests that this scenario is highly probable, making the question...
  • Dems, GOP make final push Will early Colorado voting trends hold up?

    11/02/2010 7:41:08 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 3 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | 11/2/2010 | John Ingold
    Republicans head into Election Day today with a significant advantage over Democrats in terms of ballots cast, according to figures released Monday by the Colorado secretary of state's office. Whether that spells success come Election Night, though, is an open question. In numbers up to date through the weekend, Republicans had about a 61,500-ballot advantage over Democrats. Republican voters also had voted at a higher rate — about 5.5 percentage points higher — than Democrats. Unaffiliated voters, who make up the state's largest voting bloc, lagged behind the two major parties but still accounted for about a quarter of the...
  • CALIFORNIA: Most votes already cast in state's long election

    11/02/2010 7:41:03 AM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/2/10 | John Wildermuth, Wyatt Buchanan,Heather Knight, Chronicle Staff Writers
    The election campaign that never seemed to end finally reaches the finish line today as an estimated 9.5 million voters will cast ballots across California.While polls elsewhere in the country suggest the possibility of a Republican sweep that could grab control of the House from Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats and possibly capture the Senate, there's no guarantee that a GOP wave will make it past the Sierra Nevada.In the top-of-the-ticket races, Democrats Barbara Boxer and Jerry Brown and Republicans Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman closed out their efforts Monday by once again barnstorming the state in a final...
  • It's up to us. ...Bring cameras and audio recorders. Document the fraud.

    11/02/2010 7:43:02 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 20 replies
    Atlas Shrugs and Big Government ^ | 1 Nov 2010 | Pam Geller
    ...Watch your polling places. Volunteer. ... Check out my latest column at Big Government: Stealing the Election Pamela Geller, Big Government Fifteen Missouri counties have more people registered to vote than they have people who are aged eighteen or older. This is egregious, illegal and contemptuous of the rule of law. And it is just the tip of the iceberg. Voter fraud is rampant. Nevada voting machines are automatically registering votes for Harry Reid, no matter who you vote for. And who are the voting machine technicians? Members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which donated $500,000 to the...
  • Voter turnout running higher than expected (PA)

    Voter turnout is reportedly higher than normal, shocking polls workers across the Lehigh Valley area who were not expecting much interest in races for key positions like senator in Washington, D.C., and governor in Harrisburg. In Allentown's mostly Democratic 7th Ward, Gus Kruz, the judge of elections, was seeing high interest in voting already a few minutes after polls opened at 7 a.m. Although not a large district, a dozen people had already voted in the 7th Ward by 7:15 a.m. At that point, Kruz couldn't predict if more Democrats would come out than Republicans. The same was true in...
  • Vote!

    11/02/2010 6:42:52 AM PDT · by tje · 10 replies
    The internet ^ | Gil Elvgren