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  • Linn Auditor catches likely violation

    04/15/2014 4:39:36 AM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | April 15 2014 | Rick Smith
    CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa’s heavily used absentee voting system is open to irregularities and sloppy shortcuts that actually are violations of law, said Joel Miller, Linn County auditor and commissioner of elections. As a case in point, Miller has identified an example in recent days in which it appears a door-to-door campaign worker in the 1st Congressional District race accepted paperwork from a resident who signed an official absentee ballot request form for herself and for someone else living at the address. An individual voter can sign only one request form and cannot sign a form for a spouse or...
  • Congressman Joe Garcia’s chief of staff implicated in phantom absentee-ballot requests scheme

    06/01/2013 2:46:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 31, 2013 | Patricia Mazze
    Congressman Joe Garcia’s chief of staff abruptly resigned Friday after being implicated in a sophisticated scheme to manipulate last year’s primary elections by submitting hundreds of fraudulent absentee-ballot requests. Friday afternoon, Garcia said he had asked Jeffrey Garcia, no relation, for his resignation after the chief of staff — also the congressman’s top political strategist — took responsibility for the plot. Hours earlier, law enforcement investigators raided the homes of another of Joe Garcia’s employees and a former campaign aide in connection with an ongoing criminal investigation into the matter. “I’m shocked and disappointed about this,” Garcia, who said he...
  • How Much Did We Pay for Barry's Absentee Ballot?

    11/06/2012 11:43:05 AM PST · by SERKIT · 6 replies
    My pea brain | 11/6/2012 | Self-Vanity
    If Barry is hanging out at his Chicago crib and playing hoop TODAY, election day, in his home town, why did WE have to pay for him to fly out to Chicago a few days ago so he could cast an absentee ballot? Not too long ago, you had to prove why you could NOT vote on election day in order to get an absentee ballot. What did his publicity stunt cost us?
  • Have you voted Yet? (Vanity)

    10/31/2012 2:44:02 PM PDT · by BornToBeAmerican · 139 replies
    I just voted, I hope everyone has or is going to. The place was packed and it was good to see. I know Texas is safe, but one is never safe doing nothing. Go Vote
  • Early voting: Half of U.S. begins voting by tomorrow (which was today)

    09/22/2012 5:55:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/21/12 | Kyle Inskeep
    Early voting: Half of U.S. begins voting by tomorrowBy NBC's Kyle Inskeep 1 day ago Election Day may be Nov. 6th, but with President Obama grabbing a lead nationally and in key swing states, Americans are already starting to vote. Idaho, South Dakota, and the crucial swing state of Virginia are the first states to begin early, in-person voting today. Also today, absentee voting begins in Minnesota, West Virginia, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Georgia, Arkansas, Idaho, and Maryland, bringing the total number of states already accepting ballots to 13. Twelve others -- South Carolina, New Jersey, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire,...
  • Pennsylvania Primary Results

    04/24/2012 7:42:19 PM PDT · by P.O.E. · 75 replies
    PA Dept. of State ^ | 4-24-12 | PA Dept. of State
    President of the United States Republican Primary Candidate Votes Percent GINGRICH, NEWT (REP) 62,556 10.6% ROMNEY, MITT (REP) 339,097 57.3% PAUL, RON (REP) 77,897 13.2% SANTORUM, RICK (REP) 112,061 18.9% Democratic Primary Candidate Votes Percent OBAMA, BARACK (DEM) 484,958 100.0% -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- United States Senator Republican Primary Candidate Votes Percent CHRISTIAN, DAVID ALAN (REP) 54,691 9.8% SCARINGI, MARC A. (REP) 40,834 7.4% WELCH, STEVEN D. (REP) 114,296 20.6% SMITH, TOM (REP) 231,013 41.6% ROHRER, SAM (REP) 115,072 20.7% Democratic Primary Candidate Votes Percent VODVARKA, JOSEPH JOHN (DEM) 108,888 20.2% CASEY, JR, BOB (DEM) 429,419 79.8%
  • Barack Obama and Valerie Jarrett: Brought Together by Fickle Fate, or Something More?

    08/15/2011 11:09:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 8/15/11 | Trevor
    Henry Wallace’s Progressive Party of the 1940s was nothing but a tool the Communist Party USA – and by extension, the Soviet Union. Today’s Democratic Party is also heavily infiltrated by the now pro Chinese Communist Party USA and their almost as equally extreme comrades from Democratic Socialists of America. Here’s an interesting picture from the 1940s. Henry Wallace chatting with Chicago journalist and Progressive Party supporter Vernon Jarrett. It turns out that around this time Vernon Jarrett was a leader of the Chicago chapter of American Youth for Democracy – the youth wing of the Communist Party. Chicago communist...
  • Vote Fraud Woes Already Mar Mid-Term Elections

    11/01/2010 8:25:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | November 1, 2010 | Deroy Murdock
    NEW YORK — November 2 is not here yet, but polling problems have begun. From possibly malfunctioning ballot gear to potential fraud, the 2010 mid-term vote is marred even before Election Day has dawned. •Like jurors who deliberate before a trial concludes, some Nevadans who have tried voting early for Republican Senate nominee Sharron Angle instead have seen Democrat Harry Reid’s name appear on their electronic voting machines. Some voters have complained about this apparent glitch, but how many others unwittingly have miscast their ballots? Intriguingly, these machines are maintained in Las Vegas by members of the Service Employees International...
  • Absentee ballots hint at a higher voter turnout (Virginia)

    11/03/2006 9:37:35 PM PST · by freespirited · 21 replies · 1,065+ views
    Virginia Pilot ^ | 11/01/06
    A hotly contested Senate race and an amendment on marriage have led tens of thousands of voters statewide to request absentee ballots before next week's election, an indicator that turnout could be abnormally high on Election Day. "It sounds more like a presidential than a midterm election," said Virginia Garrett, Chesapeake's voter registrar. Across the commonwealth, 102,852 people had requested absentee ballots as of Monday morning, said Jean Jensen, the secretary for the State Board of Elections. That's more than twice the number of absentee ballots received in 2002, when John Warner was re-elected to the Senate, and 35 percent...
  • Voter access demagoguery displays LA's backwardness

    03/29/2006 7:12:04 PM PST · by Ellesu · 1 replies · 153+ views
    jeffsadow.blogspot ^ | 03/29/06 | Jeff sadow
    Most Louisianans missed the dramatic transformation that occurred yesterday in a tiny segment of Baton Rouge, a time vortex that flung the state back about 50 years forming in the John Hainkel Committee Room at the Louisiana Capitol, where the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee met to deal with a monstrous problem threatening our democracy. Leading state luminaries such as Senate President Pro Tem Diana Bajoie, state Sen. Cleo Fields and state Rep. Cedric Richmond delivered powerful oratory, arguing how the Legislature could strike a blow against a massive disenfranchisement of voters and how it could protect liberty and democracy....
  • State election law doesn't give soldiers enough time to vote [AL]

    03/08/2006 3:21:17 AM PST · by charrisGOP · 230+ views
    THE DECATUR DAILY ^ | MARCH 8, 2006 | M.J. Ellington
    MONTGOMERY — Alabamians fighting overseas have as much right to vote as someone in line at the local voting booth, and election laws need to change for that to happen, officials said. At a Tuesday meeting, officials said June primary and runoff votes might be disrupted either by extending the time between the primary and the runoff or some other means to comply with new federal edicts. Attorney General Troy King, who called the meeting, said Alabama has little choice but to comply with U.S. Justice Department demands that the state correct absentee voting regulations. Justice officials said Alabama law...
  • Poll: CA State political landscape in flux (VERY interesting poll results)

    02/04/2006 6:13:10 AM PST · by AZRepublican · 18 replies · 986+ views
    SFGate ^ | 2/4/06 | John Wildermuth
    The growing power of Latino voters, the state's stark east-west social divide and the skyrocketing number of absentee voters have changed California's political landscape, a new Field Institute study shows. Voters already are seeing the results of those changes. The barrage of political mail has started arriving earlier, and partisan TV spots are interrupting programs long before election day. Latino voters are seeing an explosion of Spanish-language political advertising, while candidates are using very different messages to attract votes in Oakland than they are in Riverside. Although these trends have been visible in recent voting, their long-term effects have for...
  • Need Help finding information on local politicians

    10/08/2005 12:48:05 PM PDT · by Grizzled Bear · 4 replies · 272+ views
    8 Oct 05 | Me
    I am an absentee voter registered in Westland Michigan. I am trying to find information about city council members. I've already tried Google and Dogpile. I checked the votesmart website but they don't have anything for city level elections. I couldn't even find biographies for the incumbents on the city website. My family members are very liberal and I don't feel they would be unbiased. I would rather not vote than make an uninformed choice. Can anyone point me to some helpful resources? Any assistance is greatly appreciated. God bless you all!
  • Absentee Ballots

    11/02/2004 4:17:40 PM PST · by red in brea · 4 replies · 166+ views
    Fox news reportes that absontee ballots in Floriday may not get counted tonight due to a close race at the polls. The absentee ballots are expected to favor Bush. So an apparent close Kerry victory may not be so.
  • 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...
  • Second primary election in East Chicago (Surprise, Dems involved in absentee ballot fraud)

    10/20/2004 3:55:56 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 6 replies · 520+ views
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | October 20, 2004 | ABC 7 Chicago
    October 20, 2004 — One week from tonight, a new primary will be held in the race for mayor of East Chicago, Indiana. A new primary was ordered after evidence of wrongdoing surfaced with absentee ballots. Now, it looks like more East Chicago voters plan to cast their ballots in person this time around. When the East Chicago mayoral primary is re-run next Tuesday, there will be half as many absentee ballots as were cast in the scandal-ridden election in 2003. In that first primary, disputed absentee ballots were the difference for longtime incumbent Robert Pastrick. So, with fewer absentee...
  • Edwards bashes Bush, then urges students to vote absentee

    10/19/2004 8:09:37 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 33 replies · 746+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | October 19, 2004 | AP
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards fired up the crowd on the U-W Eau Claire campus this afternoon. Then he told them to hop on some waiting buses and travel to City Hall to vote absentee. Edwards continued to rip President Bush, calling his administration incompetent with its strategy in the war on Iraq. Hundreds of people jammed into the gym on campus and chanted ``Two More Weeks'' as Edwards took the stage. Edwards accused Bush of transforming Iraq into a haven for terrorists. He told the crowd Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney are the...
  • Pentagon Moves to Improve Troubled Military Voting

    08/06/2004 5:38:11 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 1 replies · 195+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/6/04 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Stung by voting problems four years ago, the Pentagon announced on Friday it was pressing to improve absentee balloting by the U.S. military and civilians overseas in what could be a close 2004 presidential election. Deputy Undersecretary of Defense Charles Abell said he expected even greater military participation in the Nov. 2 election than in 2000 based on cooperation with states and efforts ranging from new postmarks on ballots to announcements at base movie theaters. Florida and other states experienced major problems with late and undated military votes from overseas in President Bush's razor-thin 2000 election victory....
  • I need information re: How military ballots are mailed

    07/10/2004 2:59:59 PM PDT · by The Libertarian Dude · 30 replies · 435+ views
    7/10/04 | The Libertarian Dude
    Where do I look?
  • Online voting offers alternative [every military vote counts!]

    11/26/2003 6:59:06 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 18 replies · 229+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Staff Sgt. Jeff Schoen
    Online voting offers alternativeby Staff Sgt. Jeff SchoenAir Force Reserve Command Public Affairs 11/25/2003 - ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFPN) -- Potentially hundreds of airmen serving worldwide may be eligible to vote online in 2004 based on a major government initiative to simplify the absentee-ballot process. The secure electronic registration and voting experiment program is part of the Federal Voting Assistance Program. Program organizers hope the experiment will encourage as many as 100,000 absentee voters, including reservists stationed worldwide, to register and vote in state primaries and the general election in 2004. The initiative is designed to improve access to the polls...
  • Online absentee voting eliminates postmarks

    08/05/2003 10:21:06 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 186+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, August 6, 2003 | By Guy Taylor
    <p>The Pentagon is putting the finishing touches on an electronic voting system that will allow about 100,000 military personnel and other Americans living abroad to cast their ballots through the Internet in the 2004 elections.</p> <p>Military absentee ballots were a hot issue in the most recent presidential election, when Republicans accused Democrats of pushing Florida officials to reject overseas ballots that were improperly postmarked.</p>
  • Race on despite disputed ballots; Judge refuses to halt voting in recall election

    03/04/2003 1:11:44 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies · 248+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel On Line ^ | 3-4-03 | DAVE UMHOEFER
    County Board Chairman Lee Holloway's recall election proceeded today under a cloud after a judge refused to halt voting, and multiple instances of possible fraud surfaced as absentee ballots poured into the city Election Commission from a group campaigning for Holloway. An absentee-ballot application from a vacant lot; admissions of forgery; erroneous names on returned ballot envelopes; mismatched signatures; and other discrepancies surfaced in interviews with voters and a review of the sealed ballots. The head of the Election Commission said late Monday she would not allow counting of the disputed absentee ballots the group submitted until she receives a...