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  • I just filled out my early voting ballot.

    10/22/2016 2:40:05 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 31 replies
    10-22-2016 | Jeff Chandler
    Funny. I have been voting since 1976 and this is first time I have been nervous.
  • Got My Colorado Ballot Today (Reality Check, pls.)

    10/19/2016 3:12:20 PM PDT · by dsc · 26 replies
    Mesa County Clerk | 19OCT16 | dsc
    Got my Colorado ballot today. The heading for the block containing presidential candidates is headed "Presidential Electors." I went down to the election office and asked them about it, pointing out that "elector" does not mean "candidate," and asking about the use of that term. They seemed puzzled and said that was the terminology passed to them by the CO Secretary of State.
  • Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein won’t appear on Nevada ballot

    10/05/2016 6:55:02 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 18 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | September 2, 2016 | Sean Whaley
    OK, no excerpt. The bottom line is this: Illary used her Machine to keep Jill Stein off the ballot in Nevada, and the Greenies are MADDER THAN HELL about it. Basically, the Hilliarites planted an operative into the Stein ballot qualification signature-collecting process, and the operative submitted a bunch of phony signatures. When Stein's people submitted all their signatures, they had a 90% validation rate - except for this person's group. The pro-Hillary Secretary of State sprang, and refused to allow Stein on the ballot. They appealed, and the SoS slow-walked it, finally submitting the appeal to an 0bama-appointed, Reid...
  • 524k Ohio absentee ballots requested, 40k more than 2012

    09/20/2016 5:44:58 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sept 20 2016 | AP
    State officials say more than 524,000 absentee ballots have been requested in Ohio this year - an increase of 40,000 compared to the same period during the 2012 presidential election. Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) says nearly 12,000 of the absentee ballot applications are from military and overseas voters. The rest are from in-state residents. Absentee ballot applications must be submitted by Nov. 5, the weekend before the Nov. 8 general election. Husted says voters should submit them as soon as possible
  • Minnesota Supreme Court's Decision Keeps Trump on Ballot

    09/12/2016 1:51:58 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 42 replies ^ | 9/12/16 | AP
    Minnesota's Supreme Court has dismissed a legal challenge by Democrats to have Donald Trump removed from the ballot. The state Democratic party filed the lawsuit late Thursday. Democratic officials argued that the state GOP party erred in how it sent in Trump's name for a spot in the ballot because Republicans hadn't properly chosen alternate electors.
  • GOP FAIL: Donald Trump Not Listed on Minnesota Ballot

    08/24/2016 7:56:21 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 83 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 24, 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    Just days after his supporters and motorcade were attacked by protesters in Minneapolis at a GOP fundraiser, the Minnesota Republican party has not submitted the names of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and his vice presidential nominee Mike Pence to the secretary of state’s office for the November election, it was reported Wednesday night. A check of the sample ballot listed at the website for the Minnesota secretary of state shows the tickets of Democrat Farm-Labor Hillary Clinton, Libertarian Gary Johnson, Green Jill Stein, anti-Trumper Evan McMullin and others with Socialist, Marijuana and other parties–but no Donald Trump. A check...
  • Done deal: Evan McMullin qualifies for the ballot in Utah

    08/16/2016 5:05:19 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 59 replies ^ | 8/15/16 | Allahpundit
    If my theory about his candidacy is correct then this was the only state ballot that really mattered to him and his team. Mission accomplished. McMullin, running as an alternative to Donald Trump, filed the required 1,000 signatures on Monday to be on the ballot, Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox’s office confirmed. “Petition filed. He will be on the ballot,” Mark Thomas, Cox’s director of Elections told POLITICO moments after members of McMullin’s campaign walked into his office to file. The deadline to file the signatures was Monday by 5 p.m. Mountain Time, 7 p.m. Easter
  • James O’Keefe Obtains Eminem’s Ballot

    08/09/2016 7:08:15 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 15 replies ^ | August 4, 2016 | Staff Report
    Continuing the recent Project Veritas video series regarding this week’s primary election in Michigan. Undercover reporters from Project Veritas have already released videos where they could have obtained the ballot of Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, State Senator Morris Hood, MI House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel as well as several area journalists. In this video, James O’Keefe requested the ballot of famous rapper Eminem, otherwise known as Marshall Bruce Mathers III. Election officials told O’Keefe he doesn’t need I.D. to vote.
  • Pima elections director on 'ballot harvesting': 'We're not police'

    08/03/2016 4:47:33 PM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 19 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 08/03/2016 | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX — The top election officials in Pima and Maricopa counties say they will not enforce a new state law that makes “ballot harvesting” a crime. “We’re not police,” said Pima County Elections Director Brad Nelson.
  • Here Is The GOP Ballot VS. The Democratic Ballot In Pennsylvania--Notice Anything Strange?

    04/26/2016 4:14:29 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    Hannity ^ | April 26, 2016 | Sean Hannity
    Donna from Staten Island, a caller on Tuesday's Sean Hannity Show, has provided with a pair of photos--one of the Democratic ballot and one of the GOP ballot--that perfectly illustrate the bizarre way the Pennsylvania GOP elects its delegates to the Republican National Convention. The photos were taken by Donna's sister, who is voting in Pennsylvania's 15th district. Take a look at the side-by-side comparison of the two ballots. On the left, you'll see the Democratic ballot. On the right, the GOP. Notice a difference?
  • Trump Convention Manager: "There's Not Going To Be A Second Ballot"

    04/20/2016 3:59:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 56 replies ^ | April 20, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Following Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s runaway victory in the New York State GOP presidential primary on Tuesday, Trump convention manager Paul Manafort appeared on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” to discuss the win and what will happen with the campaign going forward.
  • Reports: Trump Left Off Some Florida Ballots; “Dozens of Complaints”

    03/15/2016 10:50:14 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 107 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/15/2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s name was left off Florida primary ballots according to reports relayed by Fox News’ Jennifer Eckhart on Twitter who said the local Fox affiliate has received “dozens of complaints.” Eckhart wrote the irregularities are in “Jupiter County” which does not exist. She probably meant the town of Jupiter or Palm Beach County where Jupiter is located. Palm Beach County is where Trump’s Florida base Mar-a-Lago is located.
  • Kasich Admits He Did Not File Enough Valid Signatures to Appear on Pennsylvania Ballot

    03/12/2016 6:38:40 PM PST · by ak267 · 33 replies
    Red State ^ | 3-10-2016 | Leon Wolf
    A couple days ago we reported that team Kasich was facing a court challenge to their ballot access in Pennsylvania. Specifically, the plaintiff in the case alleged that Team Kasich failed to file the required 2,000 valid signatures to appear on the ballot in Pennsylvania. The Kasich campaign filed 2,184 signatures, but the plaintiff alleged that well over 184 of those signatures were invalid and/or fraudulent for a whole host of reasons.
  • Kasich, Cruz ballot paperwork challenged in Pennsylvania

    02/26/2016 6:47:22 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 33 replies ^ | February 25, 2016 | uncredited byline
    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Court challenges seeking to knock Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich off the Pennsylvania primary ballot have been scheduled for hearings in March. The challenge to Kasich was filed by a Marco Rubio activist and will be heard March 9. It questions the signatures collected to get Kasich on the April 26 ballot. Two Cruz challenges will be heard March 10. One was filed by Carmon Elliott, a Pittsburgh Republican, who says Cruz isn't qualified to run for president because he was born in Canada. The other challenges the signatures collected to put Cruz on...

    12/18/2015 4:06:59 PM PST · by windhover · 4 replies
    Many of us are carrying a burden of rejection and betrayal by the party we thought stood for strong Constitutional conservative values, Life, and family strength. For those of us who have voted, sacrificed, and worked for the GOP over decades, the disappointment with the National Party is deep. I have come to believe now, with recent passage of the Omnibus Bill sell out, that there is utterly no hope left for us left with the National Republican Party; and by default they no longer can be distinguished as a separate and viable opposition to the Democrat Party. In effect...
  • Mississippi VOTES TODAY Nov 3, 2015

    11/03/2015 1:54:26 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 8 replies
    Get out and VOTE TODAY ! Here's a PDF File SAMPLE Official Election BALLOT, State of Mississippi 2015 Statewide General Election. And here is two more post about it.DECLARE YOUR INDEPENDENCE FROM GOP ESTABLISHMENT: PROTEST ILLEGAL MISSISSIPPI VOTES Mississippi legislature votes to give attorney general his own �strike forces�
  • Analysis: Who’s afraid of absentee balloting in Israel?

    04/30/2015 12:23:45 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/30/2015 | GIL HOFFMAN
    Dozens of countries around the world have allowed their citizens who happen to be abroad on Election Day to vote by absentee for decades. Practically speaking, absentee balloting is more necessary in a country like Israel, where elections are set three months in advance, than in the United States, where Americans know their presidential races will be held every four years in November. So why is absentee balloting for Israelis such a controversial issue, and why have governments promised it for years and never delivered? To answer the first question, it is important to understand the ethos of Israeli society....
  • Close, Chaotic Elections Spur States to Train Ballot Keepers [professionalizing election adm]

    03/12/2015 5:01:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Governing the States and Localities ^ | March 12, 2015 | Mary Ellen McIntire |
    “In the years since the Florida issue in the 2000 presidential election, there’s been increasing interest in how election officials get their jobs and how they do their jobs,” Chapin said. “Most recently, in the wake of a presidential commission report, there’s been a push to think a lot more broadly about the notion of professionalism or professionalization in the field of election administration.” A Connecticut official wants to require formal training for the state’s election administrators to try to avoid another election where voters have trouble casting their ballots. Denise Merrill, Connecticut’s secretary of state, pitched a plan in...
  • California’s Plastic-Bag Ban Suspended By Ballot Referendum

    02/24/2015 12:55:17 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 02/24/2015
    <p>SACRAMENTO (AP) — A trade group has turned in enough signatures to qualify a referendum on California’s plastic bag ban law, suspending implementation of the nation’s first statewide ban until voters weigh in on the November 2016 ballot, state elections officials said Tuesday.</p>
  • An Ultra-new unmarked mega-bus full of Hispanic Males-Florence,SC Truck stop

    11/05/2014 12:49:06 PM PST · by John S Mosby · 48 replies
    Vanity | 11/05/2014 | John S Mosby
    Mrs. Mosby and I were traveling through SC Southbound I-95 on 3 Nov, and encountered a huge VanHool brand new white charter tour bus- unmarked. It pulled into the Flying J truckstop in Florence,SC and disgorged about a 100 hispanics (from business experience and listening to them in the store-these were Mexican indios, and all were males). They all went into the store, purchased snacks, then got back aboard and it left, having fueled at the diesel truck pumps. While it was fueling, we went around and took down the GA license plate- tried to locate the driver and make...
  • Voting Machine Disabled After Allegedly Failing to Show Greg Abbott's Name on Ballot

    11/04/2014 5:38:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/4/14 | Kristin Tate
    Election officials in San Antonio, Texas are examining a disabled voting machine after it allegedly left Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott's name off of the ballot. Earlier on Tuesday, the machine was being utilized in Bexar County's First Chinese Baptist Church of San Antonio. Bexar County Election Administrator Jacque Callan told local media outlet KENS 5 that the machine was "experiencing issues." According to Callan, the machine has a counter which will allow election officials to determine exactly how many voters used it. At this point, there is no explanation as to how -- or why -- the glitch occurred.
  • Greg Abbott NOT ON THE BALLOT for Gov on voting machine in TX

    11/04/2014 10:43:08 AM PST · by wtd · 74 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 11/4/2014 12:35PM | The Right Scoop
    Greg Abbott not even listed on the ballot below at the First Chinese Baptist Church of San Antonio (see caption): image of electronic ballotRead more:
  • Surveillance Video Apparently Catches Guy Doing Something at the Ballot Box

    10/20/2014 8:30:28 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 54 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10-20-14 | Jon Street
    An Arizona county party official said he saw a man stuffing “hundreds” of ballots into the ballot box and later told a local news outlet the entire incident was caught on surveillance video. “A person wearing a Citizens for a Better Arizona T-shirt dropped a large box of hundreds of early ballots on the table and started stuffing the ballot box as I watched in amazement,” said A.J. LaFaro, chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party.Surveillance video allegedly captures man stuffing “hundreds” of ballots into a ballot box in Maricopa County, Arizona, Aug. 25, 2014. (Image source: YouTube) The Maricopa...
  • CAUGHT ON TAPE: Dem Operative Stuffs Ballot Box in Arizona (Video)

    10/20/2014 8:05:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/20/14 | Jim Hoft
    They don’t even try to hid their lawlessness anymore. A vulgar, violent Democratic operative was caught on tape stuffing a ballot box.The man dropped a large box of hundreds of early ballots on the table and started stuffing the ballot box.
  • Man with 42% approval rating: This midterm election is all about my policies

    10/02/2014 5:09:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Hot ^ | October 2, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via the Standard, my mental image of Democratic incumbents and their strategists reacting to this clip is of Toht’s face melting off after the Ark is opened in “Raiders.” He’s saying this, mind you, on a day when Mitch McConnell’s Democratic opponent in Kentucky refused to answer a question about whether she voted for him in 2012. A study released a few days ago found that barely more than a third of the Democrats running for Congress this year have expressed support for ObamaCare. The GOP made more noise yesterday about the one-year anniversary of the federal O-Care exchange opening...
  • Cesar Chavez removed from ballot

    06/17/2014 10:29:55 PM PDT · by Rabin · 5 replies
    politico ^ | 6/17/14 | Staff
    A relative of labor leader Cesar Chavez, filed a legal challenge on Tuesday to have a man using his grandfather's name stricken from the ballot in Arizona. The challenge, alleges that the man who changed his name to Cesar Chavez from Scott Fistler should be removed from the primary election ballot for misleading voters in the largely Hispanic seventh congressional district.
  • Detroit Federal Judge OKs Rep. John Conyers For Primary

    05/23/2014 2:05:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 112 replies
    NPR ^ | May 23, 2014 | Scott Neuman
    This post was updated at 4:40 p.m. ET. A federal judge in Detroit has ruled that Democratic Rep. John Conyers, the second-most-senior member of the U.S. House, will appear on the August primary ballot, overturning a decision by Michigan's secretary of state who said the candidacy was invalid.
  • US Rep. Conyers joins suit to get back on ballot

    05/16/2014 12:00:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2014 1:24 AM EDT | Jeff Karoub
    Longtime Michigan Congressman John Conyers joined a federal lawsuit Thursday taking aim at the requirement that petition collectors be registered voters, as part of a larger challenge to an order removing his name from the primary ballot in August. Conyers, who was first elected to the House in 1964 and represents a district including Detroit and several suburbs, joined the suit two days after Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett determined he didn’t have enough signatures to appear on the Aug. 5 Democratic primary ballot. She found Conyers was more than 400 signatures short of 1,000 needed. The suit was filed...
  • Medical marijuana ballot called 'plan' to help Crist beat Scott

    01/27/2014 12:46:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies ^ | January 24, 2014 | By William March |
    TAMPA -- Some Florida Republicans fear, and some Democrats hope, that a November referendum on legalizing medical marijuana in Florida will drive young and liberal voters to the polls, helping Democratic candidates including gubernatorial challenger Charlie Crist. The initiative, still not certified for the November ballot, is generating charges of political motives from both sides. Some Republicans call it an expensive ploy by Crist's backers to help him win. "It is no coincidence that Charlie Crist's law partner and biggest supporter, John Morgan, is financing medical marijuana," said Gainesville-based GOP consultant Alex Patton. "It's a plan." Some Democrats, meanwhile, say...
  • Sanity: California lawmaker submits a plan to put high-speed rail back on the ballot

    01/13/2014 7:38:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/13/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Last week, California Gov. Jerry Brown released his headdesk-worthy budgetary plans for divvying up the first round of a planned state budget surplus, largely borne of the temporary tax hike voters elected to add via the ballot measure Proposition 30 in 2012: Namely, to use the ‘extra’ $4.2 billion in revenue to practically gloss over the state’s hundreds of billions in debt while growing their general-fund spending by more than eight percent. Part of that esteemed plan includes a provision to redirect some funds away from California’s cap-and-trade fund and into the high-speed rail boondoggle that Brown insists upon wearing...
  • GOP surges ahead of Democrats in 2014 generic ballot

    12/26/2013 12:42:10 PM PST · by Innovative · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | Dec 26, 2013 | Rebecca Kaplan
    A new CNN/ORC International poll released Thursday shows Republicans holding a 49 percent to 44 percent edge over Democrats in the “generic ballot,” ... Just two months ago, after the government shutdown, Democrats were up 50 percent to 42 percent. But a month later, the GOP had a narrow edge - 49 percent to 47 percent.
  • Senate Votes to Ban Third Parties from Ohio Elections

    10/14/2013 5:31:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 108 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | October 14, 2013 | Joshua Cook
    Since 2008, the idea of third parties started to gain more popularity across America.  Principled conservatives and libertarians united against both the Democrat and Republican establishment started to explore methods of opposing Washington elites and the status quo. The Tea Party had some success – and has continued most successfully – with primary campaigns which put principled people like Ted Cruz and Rand Paul in races as the Republican candidate.  Once they won the GOP nomination, winning the general election was often pretty straightforward. Yet many liberty activists have become disenchanted by the two party system and are turning to other options....
  • Officials continue ballot investigation (Winston-Salem RAT only ward)

    09/01/2013 4:26:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Journal Now ^ | 8/29/13 | Wesley Young
    Elections officials are continuing to investigate an incident in which nine absentee ballots were mailed to a man who lives across the hall from Phil Carter, a candidate for the Winston-Salem City Council. The absentee ballot requests came mostly from residents of Holland Homes apartments on Mount Zion Place. What got the attention of local elections officials was that the elections office was asked to send all of the ballots to one address – the home of Benjamin Parker on E. Fifth Street. Parker lives in an apartment across a hallway from Carter’s apartment. Carter is in a three-way race...
  • Gillard calls leadership ballot (7pm tonight)

    06/25/2013 11:36:36 PM PDT · by Dundee · 4 replies
    The Australian ^ | June 26, 2013 | DENNIS SHANAHAN AND BEN PACKHAM
    JULIA Gillard has called for a Labor leadership ballot to be held at 7pm tonight. ''Anyone who believes they should be Labor leader should put themselves forward for this ballot,'' the Prime Minister said. She said anyone who entered the ballot should commit, in the interests of the party, to resigning from parliament if they lost. The move forces the Rudd camp to bring forward their preferred timetable for a challenge. They had hoped to engineer a special caucus meeting tomorrow and a challenge on Friday. “I am asking my political party to endorse me as a leader and Prime...
  • VA absentee by mail ballot deadline TODAY, Oct. 30 at 5 pm

    10/30/2012 12:36:28 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies
    See This form must be printed and faxed/carried in to your city/county registrar's office by 5 pm today to request a ballot be mailed to you.
  • Proposal 2 Would Protect Union Bosses at the Expense of Qualified Teachers

    10/30/2012 6:33:19 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/27/2012 | Michael Van Beek
    For most school districts, value is placed highest on teacher seniority. In fact, nearly all teacher union contracts require that layoff, recall and placement decisions be made strictly by seniority. But oddly, several districts appear to value union bosses the most. The Hamtramck school district is a good example. Its union contract specifies that the local union president "shall have district-wide super seniority." Essentially, the union boss gets first dibs at any available job in the district he or she wants and will be the last person ever pink-slipped. The Warren Woods school district grants the same perk to its...
  • Palm Beach County Ballot Flaw Causes Another Recount

    10/26/2012 6:35:55 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 7 replies
    Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg Times) ^ | Friday, October 26, 2012 | Michael Van Sickler
    It's a ballot recount in a tight presidential race that invites easy comparisons to the electoral crisis of 2000. About 27,000 absentee ballots can't be digitally scanned because of a recently discovered design flaw. Elections workers began Monday duplicating the markings from bad ballots to new ones so that the votes could be recorded, an effort that has led some to question the accuracy of results. And it's all happening in Palm Beach County. "By now, questions can be asked about why these type of problems keep happening in this one county," said Ed Foley, an Ohio State University law...

    10/25/2012 11:57:00 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 25 replies
    self | Oct.25, 2012 | swampsniper
    I received my absentee ballot October 6th, mailed it back on the 9th. I've been checking on the local election supervisors site and it still hadn't been logged as of October 22. I requested another ballot now in the mail. If I hadn't checked I would never have known my vote was lost. St. Johns County Florida allows you to track your ballot online, don't know about other places, but if you voted absentee better check it out.
  • Hundreds of local tax measures fill California ballot

    10/24/2012 5:52:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 10/21/12 | JUDY LIN
    Hundreds of local tax measures fill Calif. ballotJUDY LIN, Associated Press Updated 1:28 p.m., Sunday, October 21, 2012 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has competition on the November ballot, and it's not just from a rival statewide tax initiative seeking to raise income taxes for school funding. **SNIP** In addition to Brown's initiative, Proposition 30, more than 230 measures for local taxes, bonds and fees will appear on the local ballots, said Michael Coleman, fiscal policy adviser to the League of California Cities. More than 100 of those initiatives are being put forward by school districts and community...
  • Detroit will remove citizenship box from ballot applications, defies Secretary of State Ruth Johnson

    09/27/2012 7:46:16 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 25 replies ^ | September 26, 2012 | David Eggert
    The city of Detroit plans to remove a citizenship question from ballot applications before the November election - another direct challenge to the Republican secretary of state's authority to require the check-off box. "There's no mandate," Detroit Elections Director Daniel Baxter told MLive on Wednesday. "The governor vetoed that part of the bill. There's no legal requirement for electors to declare their citizenship when they go to vote. That's the bottom line." Election workers will black out the box ordered by Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, he said. Johnson spokeswoman Gisgie Gendreau said Johnson still expects local clerks to use...
  • Tom on the California 2012 Propositions (McClintock recommendations)

    09/24/2012 12:28:54 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 49 replies ^ | 20 September 2012 | Tom McClintock
    Prop 30: Your Wallet or Your Kids. NO Either approve $36 billion in higher sales and income taxes or else Gov. Brown threatens to shoot the schools. Don't worry, the income taxes are only on the "very wealthy," but it turns out the "very wealthy" include many small businesses filing under sub-chapter S, meaning lower wages, higher prices and fewer jobs. California already has one of the highest overall tax burdens in the country and yet has just approved a budget to spend $8 billion dollars more than it's taking in. Moral of the story: it's the spending stupid. Prop...
  • Manhattan man to challenge Obama's appearance on the November ballot (Kansas)

    09/13/2012 4:19:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 101 replies
    The Mercury ^ | 9/13/12
    Manhattan man to challenge Obama's appearance on the November ballotStaff reports September 13, 2012 12:00 AM A Manhattan man was scheduled to argue before state officials Thursday afternoon that President Obama's name should not be allowed on the November general election ballot. The appeal by Joe Montgomery was to be heard by The Kansas Board of Objections, a three-person body that resolves ballot-eligibility issues. The board is comprised of Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Atty. Gen. Derek Schmidt. All three are Republicans. In material filed with the Secretary of State's office, Montgomery argues that Obama's...
  • Republicans Lose Ballot Lawsuits as Swing-State Rulings Loom

    09/07/2012 11:44:32 AM PDT · by MacNaughton · 48 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9/07/2012 | MacNaughton
    Republicans are losing most of the court fights with Democrats over whether GOP-backed state voter regulations will illegally suppress turnout among the poor and minorities in the Nov. 6 presidential contest. As the general election begins in earnest today following the conclusion of the Democratic national convention, legal battles continue in a half dozen swing-states where court challenges await decisions by state and federal judges. ...
  • In secretly recorded video, an offer to deliver absentee ballot votes for money (Rhode Island)

    08/29/2012 9:49:59 AM PDT · by Kolath · 13 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | 8/25/2012 | W. Zachary Malinowski
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Two days after Democrat Anthony Gemma claimed in a news conference that he had evidence of rampant voter fraud in Rhode Island, a videotape has surfaced showing a Providence man offering to deliver absentee ballot votes for money. The recording, obtained by The Providence Journal, captures a meeting secretly recorded by investigators working for Gemma in which the man promises hundreds of such absentee ballot votes for the congressional candidate in exchange for a weekly paycheck of $500.
  • Jeremiah 33:24 Whom the LORD hath chosen.

    08/19/2012 7:45:47 PM PDT · by elijah1757 · 3 replies ^ | 8/19/2012 | elijah1757
    Considerest thou not what this people have spoken, saying, The two families which the LORD hath chosen, he hath even cast them off? thus they have despised my people, that they should be no more a nation before them. – Jer 33:24 KJV Really?… Whom the Lord hath chosen?So when we have been cast down, even by the chastisement of the Almighty, consider not what others may think, say, or do.You are of them – which the Lord hath chosen.Though thinks look bleak, depression and grief are our companions, and the calendar is a frightful thing, it is not up...
  • Concealed-carry backers file petitions for ballot measure (IL)

    08/10/2012 8:00:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 9 August, 2012 | NA
    Cambridge, Ill. — Petitions were filed this week to place a “concealed carry” referendum on the ballot in the November election in Henry County. Jon Zahm of Osco, a Henry County Board member and co-chairman of the Constitutional Carry of Arms petition campaign, filed the petitions at the office of the Henry County Clerk in Cambridge. “This will allow the people of Henry County to express at the ballot box whether they support the right of an individual who is legal to own a firearm, to have the right to carry that firearm, open or concealed, for personal protection and...
  • absentee-ballot broker arrested; state attorney recuses herself from ongoing case

    08/03/2012 12:01:59 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 3, 2012 | Patricia Mazzei, Daniel Chang, Charles Rabin and Christina Veiga
    A Hialeah boletera at the center of a weeklong absentee-ballot investigation that muddied the Miami-Dade mayor’s race was arrested Thursday after police say she fraudulently obtained an absentee ballot from a terminally ill woman in a nursing home. Deisy Penton de Cabrera, 56, was charged with absentee-ballot fraud, a third-degree felony, and two misdemeanor counts of violating a county ordinance that makes it illegal for anyone to possess more than two ballots belonging to other voters. Investigators say Cabrera illegally collected at least 31 absentee ballots for the Aug. 14 primary election. Hours after her office made the arrest, Miami-Dade...
  • Dick Morris: ‘Clinton is going to cast his ballot for Mitt Romney’

    08/01/2012 2:43:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/31/12 | Jeff Poor
    Dick Morris: ‘Clinton is going to cast his ballot for Mitt Romney’By Jeff Poor Published: 1:44 PM 07/31/2012 On Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” on Monday night, Dick Morris predicted that his old boss, former President Bill Clinton, will work behind the scenes to undermine President Barack Obama’s reelection bid. There has been a well-documented history of tension between Obama and Clinton going back to the sometimes racially charged 2008 Democratic primary. And according to Morris, the author of “Screwed!”, the two men’s relationship remains strained to this day.
  • 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...
  • 'Dues Skim' Ballot Proposal Proponents Cloud Issue With Mistruths

    07/23/2012 9:27:54 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/22/2012 | Jack Spencer
    Embedding the unionization of Michigan's so-called home health care workers into the state constitution is the goal of a prospective ballot proposal called “Keep Home Care Safe.” Those who support the proposal have made it clear how they plan to get it passed. First and foremost, they are counting on well-meaning voters who don't know that the federal Home Help Program exists. Under that program, elderly patients and others suffering from various dysfunctions can be cared for at home instead of being placed in nursing homes or other institutions. In roughly 75 percent of the cases, those providing the care...