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  • Brownsville woman allegedly voted 5 times in 2012 election

    08/20/2013 2:41:39 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 20, 2013 | Dale Lezon
    ...........Officials said the indictment alleges Solis lived in Brownsville during the runoff election and cast five votes by absentee ballot in the names of five different people. Authorities did not release what candidate received the votes............
  • The Left’s Faux Martyr: A 92 year old black woman's ability to vote is not harmed by NC's new law

    08/19/2013 9:54:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/19/2013 | Sterling Beard
    The Left has a new martyr. Rosanell Eaton is a 92-year-old black woman with a compelling story about the harm done to vulnerable people, especially members of minority groups, by North Carolina’s new voter-ID law. But none of it holds up. Rosanell Eaton isn’t a martyr at all, in fact. The law, signed by Republican governor Pat McCrory a week ago, ends same-day voter registration, pre-registration of high-school students prior to their 18th birthday, and straight-ticket voting. It also reduces the number of days of early voting by a week, from 17 days to 10 (though early-voting hours and locations...
  • As Hialeah absentee-ballot probe continues, voter regrets accepting help

    07/30/2012 3:21:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 29, 2012 | Melissa Sanchez and Enrique Flor
    Matilde Galindo, who is 75 and illiterate, has no clue who she voted for last week. She said that late in June, Daisy Cabrera, an acquaintance of a distant relative, offered to help her register as a Miami-Dade County voter. Then, on July 22, Cabrera dropped by the Hialeah home that Galindo shares with her husband, Basilio, 78. “She filled out the ballot and asked me to sign it,” Galindo said Saturday. “On that long ballot, she made little marks and told me, ‘This one and this one, that’s how you should vote.’ ” Galindo and her husband said they told...
  • Democrats Charged In Massive Vote Fraud Scam In Jennings County (Indiana)

    12/08/2011 1:03:26 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 15 replies
    A former state representative and prominent Democratic leader and political consultant from Jennings County, Mike Marshall, has been indicted on multiples counts of vote fraud, forgery and perjury, along with Marshall's son, Chris, and another local Democrat, John Cook. The Columbus Republic has the story on the grand jury indictments just returned against the men: Three Jennings County residents face a combined 65 felony counts after being indicted by a grand jury on charges of vote fraud, forgery and perjury. Mike Marshall, a Democrat and president of North Vernon's Utilities Service Board, faces 12 Class D felony counts of forgery,...
  • Daytona Commissioner Arrested For Ballot Fraud (Dem. Of Course!)

    10/27/2010 10:24:24 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Orlando ^ | 27 Oct 2010 | Fox Orlando
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Daytona Beach City Commissioner Derrick Henry and his campaign manager were arrested Wednesday, charged with committing absentee ballot fraud during Henrys 2010 re-election campaign. The arrest of Henry and Genesis Robinson comes a little more than two months after Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Ann McFall requested an investigation into irregularities in absentee ballot requests coming into her office. McFall brought her concerns to the Volusia County Sheriffs Office in August, prompting the Sheriffs Office and the State Attorneys Office to immediately launch a joint investigation that ultimately led to the filing of a dozen felony...
  • Absentee ballot requests favoring GOP [Pennsylvania]

    10/16/2010 4:44:19 PM PDT · by freespirited · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Morning Call ^ | 10/15/10 | Colby Itkowitz
    More bad news for Democrats: Of the 104,000 absentee ballot requests in Pennsylvania so far this election, 49 percent are Republicans, 41percent Democrats, and 10 percent Independents, according to a source.
  • Will The US Military Be Disenfranchised this November?

    08/27/2010 9:49:17 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 18 replies · 1+ views
    The Silent majority ^ | 08-27-10 | J. D. Longstreet
    Will Those Fighting To Protect The Right To Vote Not Have Their Votes Counted? A commentary by J. D. Longstreet ****************************** There is concern that Obama’s DOJ, under the leadership of Eric Holder, the US Attorney General, might not be enforcing the new Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act as vigorously as they should. The MOVE Act, which was passed last October, is supposed to ensure that servicemen and women serving overseas have plenty of time to get in their absentee ballots. However, if the DOJ does not enforce this law by holding the states to compliance, thousands of...
  • New York State Opens a Door to Vote Fraud

    05/10/2010 11:33:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 1,059+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 11, 2010 | David Pietrusza
    Card check -- the scheme that violates the traditional American freedom of the secret ballot in labor union organizing elections -- has just captured a beachhead in New York State general election law, arguably opening the floodgates to massive ACORN-style voter fraud and intimidation. The event at hand involves absentee ballot "reforms" hurriedly signed into law by New York's hapless accidental governor David A. Paterson. In the era before the Australian "secret ballot" came to America, voting could be a tricky -- and often violent -- proposition. Goons from such big-city machines as Boss Tweed's Tammany Hall knew how you...
  • Absentee Ballots In Massachusetts On Election Day?

    01/19/2010 11:25:59 AM PST · by Biggirl · 25 replies · 1,898+ views
    http://radioviceonline.com ^ | January 18, 2010 | Steve McGough
    Why does one person have so many absentee ballots in MA when it should be just one per person? You would think absentee ballots would be one of those documents strictly controlled, not something a community activist would have stacks of. Except of course… Here is the video posted recently by Michelle Malkin who credits Election Journal.
  • UH-OH: Massachusetts Sec. of State Has History of Playing Games With Absentee Ballots

    01/13/2010 10:55:16 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 19 replies · 977+ views
    The Lid/Various ^ | 1/13/10 | The Lid
    The latest polls show the race for Massachusetts Senator is too close to call. Looking at the history of the state's entrenched Democratic political machine, if Republican Scott Brown wins he better win big as Secretary of State has been known to play a little fast and loose with absentee ballots. In 2008 was found to have violated the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act passed in 2002, in which he failed to report and collect the number sent and the number returned of absentee ballots from overseas Military personnel registered to vote in Massachusetts. After an investigation by...
  • Military Voting Rights

    06/16/2009 9:23:30 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 183+ views
    Campus Report ^ | June 16, 2009 | Evan Sumortin
    Military Voting Rights by: Evan Sumortin, June 16, 2009 The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was originally passed to fight against discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement of African-Americans. Nevertheless, there is still a significant group of disenfranchised Americans: the men and women of the armed forces serving to defend our country abroad. At the weekly bloggers briefing held June 9 at the Heritage Foundation, Edward Fitzmaurice Jr. of Military Voting Rights USA presented his effort to pass a resolution calling for express mail to bring military ballots home from overseas. A survey by the...
  • Today is the deadline to request an absentee ballot in Broward County (voter fraud alert)

    11/01/2008 4:46:11 PM PDT · by dervish · 10 replies · 803+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | 10/29/08 | Scott Wyman South Florida Sun-Sentinel
    "Republican Party leaders are urging their supporters not to mail back absentee ballots, but deliver them by hand. They are concerned that the outer envelope for the ballots lists the person's party affiliation and allege postal workers may throw away votes from parties they oppose." Absentee ballots in Florida go 60/40 Republican
  • Decision Voids Absentee Ballot Apps in Ohio:

    09/14/2008 10:54:16 AM PDT · by HaplessToad · 19 replies · 208+ views
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | September 14, 2008 at 12:17pm | [Jonathan Adler
    Decision Voids Absentee Ballot Apps in Ohio: It is interesting to juxtapose Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner's decision to allow some absentee voters to register and vote on the same day with another recent decision that has the effect of invalidating over 1,000 absentee ballot applications collected by the McCain campaign. More than 1,000 absentee ballot applications in Greater Cincinnati have been ruled invalid because Republican Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign printed a version of the form with an extra, unneeded box on it. The forms were sent to more than 1 million registered voters statewide, according to a...
  • Dead woman votes in StL primary

    01/30/2008 7:33:32 AM PST · by Clintons Are White Trash · 47 replies · 110+ views
    St. Louis Post Disgrace ^ | 1/30/2008 | Carolyn Tuft
    ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Election Board discovered that a woman dead since October cast an absentee ballot in the city presidential primary, an official said. The case is being turned over today to the Department of Justice, said Scott Leiendecker, the Republican director for the St. Louis Election Board. Leiendecker said officials at the election board believe that the woman's son cast the ballot by purporting that his mother signed with an "X" and then he signed as a witness. Leiendecker would not divulge the name of the woman or her son.
  • Rare Stamp Gets Licked (See how much it's worth.)

    11/11/2006 11:10:32 PM PST · by xtinct · 2 replies · 254+ views
    AOL ^ | 11-12-06 | staff
    Ft. Lauderdale: An absentee ballot was mailed with what may have been a rare stamp worth as much as $200,000 -- the famous Inverted Jenny -- but the envelope is in a box that by law can't be opened. Broward County Commissioner John Rodstrom discovered the stamp while reviewing absentee ballots. There was no name on the envelope, so the vote didn't count. Stamp mailed on absentee ballot
  • Ohio Absentee Ballots Scanned Early

    11/06/2006 7:56:55 AM PST · by blogblogginaway · 13 replies · 812+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | nov. 6, 2006 | breitbart
    Cuyahoga County elections officials began scanning absentee ballots Monday with a judge's permission, despite a request by state officials that counties hold off until Election Day. About 70,000 ballots needed to be scanned in the county, the state's most populous, Cuyahoga elections director Michael Vu said. His office was determined to get through all of them Monday, even if it took until midnight. Franklin County, which includes Columbus, also started scanning absentee ballots Monday, officials said. Counties wanted to begin tabulating the ballots early because of the large volume turned in under a new state law liberalizing absentee voting. The...
  • Absentee vote in Iowa: Better for the GOP than 2002, at least in one county

    11/04/2006 8:08:57 AM PST · by freespirited · 5 replies · 535+ views
    NRO ^ | 11/4/06 | Jim Geraghty
    In Black Hawk County, Iowa, usually Democratic territory, the election office has seen an interesting shift in who's requesting absentee ballots this year: "Through Wednesday, absentee ballots have been returned to the county election office by 3,994 registered Democrats, 2,264 registered Republicans and 1,396 voters who list no party affiliation. But compared to six days before the 2002 election, the number of absentee ballots returned by Democrats are down 780 ballots while Republicans enjoyed a net gain of 391 ballots. Absentee balloting among those listed with another party or "no party" also are up 331 ballots over 2002. Black Hawk...
  • Voters create surge for absentee ballots (MD)

    10/18/2006 11:32:34 AM PDT · by JZelle · 26 replies · 795+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10-18-06 | Metro
    ANNAPOLIS (AP) -- The number of Marylanders requesting absentee ballots already exceeds the number of absentee votes cast in the last gubernatorial election, and requests are still coming in at a rapid rate, with three weeks left until the Nov. 7 general election. A law that took effect this year removed all restrictions on the use of absentee ballots, which previously were available only to voters who could not make it to the polls on Election Day.
  • Criminal Charges Against Orlando Mayor Dropped (vote fraud)

    04/21/2005 4:28:40 AM PDT · by MichaelP · 1 replies · 215+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 4/21/05 | Mike Branom
    Charges were dropped against Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and three others who were indicted for alleged violations of a state ban on payments for absentee-ballot collection. Story here
  • NYT: The Return of the 'Butterfly Ballot'

    10/29/2004 6:35:57 AM PDT · by OESY · 20 replies · 659+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 29, 2004 | Editorial
    Residents of Ohio's largest county, Cuyahoga, who are voting by absentee ballot this year have to solve a brainteaser. They were each given a ballot with candidates' names, arrows pointing to the right and small numbers. And they each got a punch card with hundreds of little boxes and a number inside each one. A voter is supposed to ignore the arrows on the ballot - which appear to be there by mistake - and punch out the chad in the box on the punch card whose number corresponds to the candidate selected. If, instead, the voter follows the arrow...
  • Pa. soldiers file ballot action

    10/28/2004 5:26:08 PM PDT · by sportutegrl · 45 replies · 1,098+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Thursday, Oct 28, 2004 | By Mario F. Cattabiani and Stephan Salisbury
    Pa. soldiers file ballot action The two seek a federal court order extending the deadline for overseas tallies to be received, counted. By Mario F. Cattabiani and Stephan Salisbury Inquirer Staff Writers HARRISBURG - Two soldiers from Pennsylvania serving abroad filed a motion in federal court yesterday to force the state to accept overseas absentee ballots received after Tuesday's election. Without an extension, U.S. Army Specs. Matthew J. Schramm of Schwenksville, Montgomery County, and Steven J. Reitz of Venango County, probably won't have their votes counted, according to the court petition filed by lawyers with the Republican State Committee. "With...
  • Rally in Philadelphia PA today 2PM Support Absentee Ballot Extension (vanity)

    10/27/2004 8:48:17 AM PDT · by cinives · 12 replies · 490+ views
    The Glenn Beck show | 10/27/04 | cinives
    There will be a rally today at 2PM, lead by US Congressman Curt Weldon, starting at the Bellevue Stratford Hotel, Broad and Walnut Sts, Philadelphia. Weldon is going to lead (hopefully) a crowd to City Hall to protest Gov. Rendell's actions to suppress the military absentee ballots from being counted.For those who don't know, PA absentee ballots were sent out late or incorrectly due to the Democrats' lawsuits to get Ralph Nader off the ballot, meaning for almost all in the military who are serving overseas, they might not even receive their ballots until after the election.Weldon has filed or...
  • Ohio 86 year old invalid DROPPED from polls

    10/26/2004 7:56:46 AM PDT · by DollyCali · 6 replies · 286+ views
    self | 26 oct 04 | Dolly Cali
    Another Ohio voting problem -- in our house. Did NOT receive mom's absentee ballot in yesterdays mail. The aps were dropped off Oct 14 (Thursday)at the election board for summit county. I recieved my ballot on Monday the 18th. We have mucho mail problems & waited the little longer to give the mail a chance. I called today. Was told she was dropped for inactivity in not voting the past few elections !!! Did they call to tell us? Of course notShe is an invalid & 86 years old. In 1993 she did not leave the home (or her room)...
  • Long Days Just Part of the Process (ACT activists absentee ballot "couriers" in Iowa!)

    10/22/2004 11:58:42 AM PDT · by PLK · 9 replies · 403+ views
    Mount Vernon Sun ^ | 10/20/04 | Rob Poggenklass
    If it were up to one Mount Vernon man, we might already know the results of the November general election. As Election Day draws closer, the push for participation continues, and Ben Rogers is pouring in the hours. The Mount Vernon resident works for America Coming Together (ACT), an organization that aims to increase voter turnout this fall. ACT is a "527" group that does not endorse any particular candidate, but has the goal of electing progressive candidates and defeating President George W. Bush. As ACT's regional director for the greater Cedar Rapids area, Rogers, 24, manages the effort to...
  • DoD Announces on-Line Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (they must do better, but it is a start)

    10/21/2004 3:51:54 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 3 replies · 228+ views
    U.S. Department of Defense ^ | Oct 21, 2004 | IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) has made available an official On-line Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (OFWAB). The OFWAB like the paper version has been prescribed by FVAP to serve as an emergency ballot for those overseas citizens covered by the Uniformed and Overseas Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) who do not receive their requested state absentee ballot. The OFWAB is an alternative to the multipart paper version. Generally, a citizen can only use the FWAB under three, very specific conditions. To be eligible for this ballot, the U.S.citizen must: 1) Be located outside the United States (including APO/FPO addresses); 2)...
  • DoD Announces on-Line Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

    10/21/2004 3:34:43 PM PDT · by Lunatic Fringe · 6 replies · 284+ views
    The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) has made available an official On-line Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (OFWAB). The OFWAB like the paper version has been prescribed by FVAP to serve as an emergency ballot for those overseas citizens covered by the Uniformed and Overseas Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) who do not receive their requested state absentee ballot. The OFWAB is an alternative to the multipart paper version. Generally, a citizen can only use the FWAB under three, very specific conditions. To be eligible for this ballot, the U.S.citizen must: 1) Be located outside the United States (including APO/FPO addresses); 2)...
  • 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."
  • Democrats Voice Concerns About the Overseas Vote

    10/02/2004 12:46:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies · 614+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 2, 2004 | MICHAEL MOSS
    Amid new evidence that civilians lagged far behind soldiers in voting from abroad four years ago, political operatives on both sides of the presidential campaign raced this week to help Americans overseas cast their ballots in time for next month's election. Sixty percent of the overseas military voted in the 2000 election, up from 53 percent in 1996, according to a new Pentagon report obtained yesterday by The New York Times. At the same time, voting by civilians dropped to 22 percent from 29 percent, the report said. Civilians' low participation rate is raising fears among Democrats who believe that...
  • For many voters, election nearly over (hand delivered early ballots)

    09/30/2004 12:33:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies · 432+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 30, 2004 | Liz Marlantes and Linda Feldmann |
    WASHINGTON – Thursday night's presidential debate, likely to be watched by some 50 million Americans, could change the course of the entire campaign. But for some voters at least, the outcome will be irrelevant, as they've already cast their ballots. In a gradual but significant change to the political process, many more states are now allowing people to vote ahead of Election Day, without having to provide the usual excuses. The idea is that, in an age when many Americans are juggling demands of work and family and are increasingly strapped for time, more convenient forms of voting may help...
  • Huge absentee vote predicted for November election

    09/20/2004 7:12:11 AM PDT · by buzzyboop · 7 replies · 806+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | September 19, 2004 | James O'Toole
    "Hello, this is George W. Bush." Darl McMahon isn't a personal friend of the president, so she was understandably startled to hear that greeting a few weeks ago as she answered the phone in her Mt. Lebanon home. It wasn't the president, but it was his recorded voice.
  • JACOBY: How to steal an election

    09/16/2004 1:48:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 82 replies · 2,496+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | September 16, 2004 | Jeff Jacoby
    A RECENT story that didn't get nearly the attention it deserved was the New York Daily News report that 46,000 registered New York City voters are also registered to vote in Florida. Nearly 1,700 of them have had absentee ballots mailed to their home in the other state, and as many as 1,000 have voted twice in the same election. ........... It is illegal to register to vote simultaneously in different jurisdictions, but scofflaws have little to worry about. As the Daily News noted, "efforts to prevent people from registering and voting in more than one state rely mostly on...
  • Overseas Voters Registering in Huge Numbers

    09/13/2004 2:36:20 PM PDT · by JeffAtlanta · 77 replies · 2,457+ views
    From Electoral-Vote.com: 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...
  • Secret Ballot

    09/07/2004 6:28:41 AM PDT · by Freeaa · 4 replies · 179+ views
    Denying the Troops a Secret Ballot Published: September 3, 2004 Members of the military will be allowed to vote this year by faxing or e-mailing their ballots - after waiving their right to a secret ballot. Beyond this fundamentally undemocratic requirement, the Electronic Transmission Service, as it's known, has far too many problems to make it reliable, starting with the political partisanship of the contractor running it. The Defense Department is making matters worse by withholding basic information about the service, and should suspend it immediately. The Defense Department is encouraging soldiers to use absentee ballots or fax votes directly...
  • 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....
  • Both Parties See New Promise When the Ballot Is in the Mail

    08/24/2004 8:28:29 AM PDT · by OESY · 4 replies · 284+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 22, 2004 | MICHAEL MOSS
    Between work and his seven children, Felipe Lundin was sometimes just too busy to get to his polling place in Tucson and vote. Then a local Democratic official knocked on his door one day to tell him about voting by mail with an absentee ballot. "He told me how to get it and explained it to us," said Mr. Lundin, 58, an administrative worker for Pima County. When the ballot arrived, Mr. Lundin continued, "he called to see that we were fine." The house call was part of an aggressive absentee-ballot campaign by Democrats in 2002 to win the governor's...
  • Army Program Helps with Absentee Voting [contact your soldiers!}

    08/10/2004 10:58:43 AM PDT · by blu · 26 replies · 1,147+ views
    Military.com ^ | 02-05-04 | Andrea Takash
    For some reason, I'm suddenly very concerned about the military vote issue. They fight for us, they ought to be assured that their votes count! Please forward this to all your servicepeople. I know, some of them may be kinda busy right now (how's the weather over there, Mr. Sadr? Got enough metal rain?), but maybe someone in their unit can take care of it. Army Program Helps with Absentee Voting By Andrea Takash Army News Service February 5, 2004 WASHINGTON -- Americans across the country are now voting for president in state primaries, but most Soldiers can't make it...
  • Absentee Ballot Data Question (California Recall Election Vanity)

    10/24/2003 4:56:22 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 2 replies · 165+ views
    California Secretary Of State ^ | 2003 | California Secretary Of State's Office
    10/08/2003 TOTAL Alameda 24,000 10,000 0 34,000 7,000 Alpine 0 0 0 0 0 Amador 337 111 31 479 Count Completed Butte 5,034 1,327 0 6,361 6,361 Calaveras 0 0 0 925 Count Completed Colusa 101 79 0 180 Count Completed Contra Costa 20,000 7,000 300 27,300 27,300 Del Norte 300 5 5 310 310 El Dorado 4,610 946 25 5,581 Count Completed Fresno 6,075 6,700 1,800 14,575 14,575 Glenn unknown 0 0 481 0 Humboldt unknown 680 0 680 680 Imperial 2,543 782 50 3,375 Count Completed Inyo 766 177 0 943 Count Completed Kern 5,844 3,022 850 9,716...
  • Holloway wins easily in recall election - But...

    03/05/2003 3:33:52 PM PST · by steveegg · 3 replies · 169+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 3/3/2003 | Dave Umhoefer
    But 10% of ballots are sealed in probe of absentee vote tacticMilwaukee County Board Chairman Lee Holloway trounced his challenger in Tuesday's recall election, but an investigation into possible absentee vote fraud intensified and his opponent, Yolanda Staples-Lassiter, vowed to fight on. Holloway dominated with 74% of the vote to retain his job and leadership post amid the lightest turnout yet in a recall election, but 10% of the nearly 1,100 ballots cast were challenged and sealed as potential criminal evidence in a dramatic polling-place action by prosecutors. As just 5% of registered voters trickled to the polls, a police...
  • State attorney probes ballots (FL-where else)

    10/31/2002 10:15:44 AM PST · by randita · 2 replies · 532+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10/31/02 | By David Damron | Sentinel Staff Writer
    ELECTION 2002 State attorney probes ballots By David Damron | Sentinel Staff Writer Posted October 31, 2002 A suspected ballot-stuffing scheme aimed at Hispanics prompted Orange-Osceola State Attorney Lawson Lamar to launch an absentee-ballot fraud investigation Wednesday. Nearly 100 "questionable ballot request" complaints have been received recently within the two counties, leading investigators to suggest that hundreds or thousands of absentee ballots might be cast under false pretenses. The fear is that any number of possibly illegal ballots could be dumped in Orange and Osceola election offices on Nov. 5, potentially swaying election results, state attorney spokesman Randy Means said....
  • Choice of successor is up to DFL Party

    10/26/2002 7:32:05 AM PDT · by Valin · 41 replies · 347+ views
    St Paul Pioneer (de)Press ^ | 10/26/02 | HANK SHAW
    It's unclear whether voters will see Sen. Paul Wellstone's name on the ballot Nov. 5. The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party has until Fridayto choose a successor whose name will appear with the names of all other candidates for the U.S. Senate on a separate ballot. A similar situation happened in 1990, when Republican John Grunseth dropped out of the governor's race in late October. Arne Carlson succeeded him on the ballot, the courts upheld it and Carlson was elected and went on to serve two terms. But if the DFL does not nominate a candidate, Wellstone's name will remain on the ballot...
  • Ask once, then vote by mail each time [California]

    08/06/2002 3:01:28 AM PDT · by snopercod · 23 replies · 171+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | August 5, 2002 | John Holland
    <p>Until this year, most Californians wanting to use absentee ballots had to make requests before each election.</p> <p>Not anymore. All registered voters now can get permanent absentee status, which had been available only to people with certain disabilities.</p> <p>A single request allows a voter to use absentee ballots indefinitely -- a convenience for someone who doesn't care to go to the neighborhood polling place.</p>