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  • State election officials across country returning to paper ballots

    02/19/2018 10:12:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies ^ | February 19, 2018 | By Matt Viser
    WASHINGTON — Hoping to counter waves of Russian Twitter bots, fake social media accounts, and hacking attacks aimed at undermining American democracy, state election officials around the country are seizing on an old-school strategy: paper ballots. In Virginia, election officials have gone back to a paper ballot system, as a way to prevent any foreign interference. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolfe this month ordered county officials to ensure new election equipment produces a paper record. Georgia lawmakers are considering legislation to replace a touch-screen voting system with paper. Top election officials around the country are growing increasingly alarmed about this fall’s...
  • Proposed law would make Trump reveal tax return to be on Oregon's 2020 ballot

    01/23/2018 4:39:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | January 23, 2018 | Gordon R. Friedman
    Donald Trump was the first presidential candidate since Richard Nixon not to reveal his federal income tax return. Some Oregon Democrats want to try to make him the last. A bill introduced Monday in Salem would require candidates for president and vice president to give a copy of their most recent tax return to the Oregon Secretary of State with written permission that the document can be made public. Alternatively, the candidate could fill out Oregon’s standard income disclosure form for public officials. The requirement would apply to candidates on primary and general election ballots and those wishing to be...
  • Are you a LOW INFORMATION VOTER ? (Vanity)

    11/07/2016 3:39:01 PM PST · by UCANSEE2 · 28 replies
    Vote411 ^ | 11/7/2016 | Myself
    Are you a LOW INFORMATION VOTER ? Think not ? When you go to vote tomorrow, can you name ANYONE ELSE who is up for election and will be on the ballot ? Can you name any of the other propositions that will be on your state ballot ? IF NOT, then the remedy is in your hands right now. Just GOOGLE "NOV 8 BALLOT FOR (your state here)". Go through it and use GOOGLE(or whatever search engine your prefer) to get info on the candidates for each office, or position (usually Judgeships). Read about each of the propositions and...
  • Islamic State to U.S.: jihadis "have come to slaughter you and smash your ballot boxes"

    11/06/2016 2:17:03 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 37 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Sunday, November 6, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    "It is not for a prophet to have captives until he has made wide slaughter in the land." (Qur'an 8:67)But not to worry: Hillary Clinton has said that if we just don't call them Islamic, all will be well."ISIS calls on supporters to 'slaughter' American Presidential election voters on Tuesday," by Anthony Bond, Mirror, November 6, 2016: has called for the "slaughter' of Americans voting in Tuesday's Presidential election.The terror group has called on its followers to attack voters in the election and has told Muslims not to cast a vote.It comes after the FBI was reportedly probing a major...
  • Benton’s ballot experiment (Oregon)

    10/27/2016 10:47:22 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 14 replies
    The Register Guard ^ | 10/27/2016 | The Register Guard
    In a ranked-choice election, voters rank all candidates on the ballot in order of preference. If no candidate is the first choice of a majority of voters, the candidate who receives the fewest votes is eliminated. The ballots of voters who supported the last-place candidate are then recounted, and their No. 2 preferences are tallied and awarded to the remaining candidates. The process of elimination continues until one candidate has a majority of votes.
  • 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...