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  • White Voters More Likely to Support Voter ID Laws When Shown Images of Blacks Voting (AFRO Reports)

    10/20/2014 7:44:20 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 32 replies
    The Afro ^ | 10/17/14 | Roberto Alejandro Special to the AFRO
    White voters are more likely to say they support voter ID laws if primed with a picture of an African American voting, versus a White person voting, or no picture at all, according to a recent study. In order to examine the way bias might play a role in support for voter ID laws, researchers with the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication conducted an online survey in 2012 of a nationally representative sample of 1,436 adults.
  • Republicans Need to Call Off the Voting Wars—for Their Own Good

    10/14/2014 9:33:21 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 43 replies
    The New Republic ^ | October 13, 2014 | Alec MacGillis
    We are now three weeks to Election Day, which means we are deep into another round of the voting wars—the ceaseless legislative, legal and regulatory battle over which Americans can vote, and when and where and with what paperwork they must do so. Here's a modest proposal: How about we finally call off the fight? Forget it, you say. There is no way the Republican Party and conservative movement, which have invested so much time and effort in restricting the franchise to serve partisan ends, are going to give up now. But what if there are some good reasons why...
  • Hey GOP: Don't rig the vote, rock it

    08/21/2014 10:51:45 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 8-21-2014 | Eric Liu
    This month, a federal judge allowed North Carolina to put into effect new laws that would make it more difficult to vote. Most of the American public didn't notice. The Republicans pushing to restrict voting rights nationwide are betting on such inattention. Emboldened by a recent Supreme Court case limiting the reach of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, GOP legislators have moved swiftly in numerous states to cut early voting and same-day registration, and to require ID cards at the ballot box. Democrats claim these measures will discourage young and nonwhite voters from voting, who tend to vote more often...
  • Miss. GOP refuses to hear challenge to Cochran win

    08/06/2014 7:08:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    AP ^ | 8/6/2014 | JEFF AMY
    Mississippi's state Republican Party is refusing to hear challenger Chris McDaniel's effort to overturn his June 24 GOP runoff loss to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. The party says McDaniel would do better taking his challenge to court. In a Wednesday letter to McDaniel's lawyer, state Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef said a court is needed to ensure a "prudent" review of the challenge.
  • Chris McDaniel Formally Becomes the Defeated Tea Party Candidate That Won't Go Away

    08/04/2014 2:15:48 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 40 replies
    The Wire/Yahoo ^ | 07/04/2014 | Russell Berman
    Tea Party hopeful Chris McDaniel lost his Republican primary challenge to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran in Mississippi on June 24. Cochran beat him by about 7,700 votes. On July 7, the state's Republican Party certified Cochran's victory. Six weeks after the run-off election, McDaniel is having a tough time moving on. On Monday, McDaniel, a state senator, announced he was formally challenging the results and asking the Mississippi Republican executive committee to declare him the party's nominee in the November general election. "Justice has no timetable, and yet here we stand," McDaniel, 42, told reporters assembled at a press conference...
  • Breaking: McDaniel Finds 8,300 Questionable Ballots – Plans Wednesday News Conference

    07/13/2014 10:18:46 AM PDT · by blueyon · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/13/14 | Jim Hoft
    In June Senator Thad Cochran won the GOP primary runoff election over conservative challenger Chris McDaniel after 25,000-35,000 Democrats helped push him to victory. Cochran and the Republican establishment also were behind the racist anti-Tea Party ads that ran in Mississippi prior to the runoff election. Thad Cochran won the election over Chris McDaniel by 6,880 votes in the June 24 runoff.
  • Man who accused Cochran campaign of vote-buying changes story

    07/11/2014 8:35:53 PM PDT · by Sister_T · 22 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | July 11, 2014 | GOPUSA Staff
    A Mississippi man who accused the Thad Cochran campaign of paying African-Americans to vote for the senator in his primary runoff last month is walking back his story. Stevie Fielder told California-based blogger Charles C. Johnson he was asked to buy votes for $15 a pop in the June 24 runoff between Cochran and state Sen. Chris McDaniel. Now, he's saying he never paid anyone to vote, saying the conversations he claimed he had with Cochran campaign staffers Kirk Sims and Amanda Shook were "hypothetical" and the interview with Johnson was edited.
  • Holy Crap: Corruption in the Mississippi Senate race looks much worse than we thought

    06/30/2014 8:17:06 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 151 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 6-30-2014 | The Right Scoop
    According to the work of Charles C. Johnson and Joel S. Gilbert, what we thought was just a racist campaign to get people out to vote in the Cochran vs McDaniel Mississippi Senate race was the tip of the iceberg. It now appears to be a vote buying scandal right out of the office of Thad Cochran himself: Reverend Stevie Fielder, associate pastor at historic First Union Missionary Baptist Church and former official at Meridian’s redevelopment agency, says he delivered “hundreds or even thousands,” of blacks to the polls after being offered money and being assured by a Cochran campaign...
  • A left-wing Tea Party may be closer than you think

    06/28/2014 9:43:07 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    Salon ^ | 6-28-2014 | AP/Susan Walsh/Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/AP/Jason DeCrow
    After supposed RINO Thad Cochran relied in part on African-American voters to defeat Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel and win the Mississippi GOP’s nomination to the Senate, FreedomWorks president Matt Kibbe was very upset. Kibbe was so angry, in fact, that he was moved to petulantly declare, “If the only way the K Street wing of the GOP establishment can win is by courting Democrats to vote in GOP primaries then we’ve already won.” This Black Knight-like declaration of victory following conspicuous defeat was widely mocked as yet another example of the Tea Party’s preference to curate reality.
  • Democrats propose Internet voting in 2016, making Republican also consider the idea

    05/10/2014 12:31:49 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 133 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 10 2014 | Fox News
    Democrats are thinking about using Internet balloting in 2016 to expand their voter base and select a president -- prompting Republicans to consider such a strategy to keep from losing ground. Iowa Democrats proposed the idea and several others during a recent Democratic National Committee meeting, saying Internet balloting could expand access to their unique caucus process to overseas military personnel, absentee voters and others. -SNIP- “I think it’s a very bad idea,” says the Heritage Foundation’s Hans von Spakovsky, who thinks computer-based voting will never happen, or at least not in the “foreseeable future.”
  • Four Counties in Alabama Have More Registered Voters than Adult Residents (Guess the party)

    04/22/2014 1:47:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies ^ | April 22, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    Four counties in Alabama have more registered and active voters than the number of voting-age adults in the county. An active voter means the person has voted within the last four years.
  • "FaithVoters4Hillary" Verified Twitter Account Has Thousands of Fake Followers

    04/06/2014 2:07:54 PM PDT · by don-o · 17 replies ^ | April 6, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    A verified @Faith4Hillary Twitter account purporting to be the "Faith and Value Voters for Hillary Clinton 2016" appears to have purchased a large percentage of its 42.6k followers. The website Twitter Audit determined that more than half of the account's followers were obtained by "inorganic, fraudulent, or dishonest means," and the similar website StatusPeople calculated that only 18 percent of the account's followers were "good." Per StatusPeople, the rest of the followers were either fake accounts or accounts that are inactive. Additionally, the account has a comparatively small amount of interaction via retweets and favorites compared to the amount of...
  • Dems’ Voter-Fraud Denial - How do you address a problem they insist doesn’t exist?

    04/05/2014 9:20:07 AM PDT · by neverdem · 39 replies
    National Review Online ^ | APRIL 3, 2014 | John Fund
    The spin doctors who deny the existence of voter fraud have no boundaries. “Plans to fight voter fraud are based on nightmares, tall tales, and paranoid fears,” says Scott Keyes of the liberal Center for American Progress. Voter fraud is so rare “you’re more likely to get hit by lightning than find a case of prosecutorial voter fraud,” asserts Judith Browne-Dianis, co-director of the liberal Advancement Project. Kim Strach, the new director of North Carolina’s Board of Elections, disagrees. She just searched a database that comprises about half the registered voters in the U.S. and found 35,750 voters in her...
  • Local couple upset after receiving pre-marked voter registration card from Covered California

    03/29/2014 4:52:27 PM PDT · by blueplum · 24 replies
    ABC 10 News ^ | March 28, 2014 11:02am PDT | Preston Phillips
    LA MESA, Calif. - A local couple called 10News concerned after they received an envelope from the state's Obamacare website, Covered California. Inside was a letter discussing voter registration and a registration card pre-marked with an "x" in the box next to Democratic Party. The couple – who did not want their identity revealed – received the letter and voter registration card from their health insurance provider Covered California, the state-run agency that implements President Obama's Affordable Care Act.
  • Oklahoma State Senate Votes To Bind State's Electoral Votes To National Popular Vote

    02/15/2014 6:14:40 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 155 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/15/14 | LD Jackson
    Here in Oklahoma, we like to call ourselves the reddest of red states. But even here, the insanity is encroaching and hard to keep at bay. That is why it is ever so important to keep a watchful eye over those who represent us, both on the national and state level.The President and Vice President of the United States are elected by a process known as the Electoral College. I'm not going to bore you with a long and complicated explanation of why that is the case, so here is my simple and condensed version. The United States is made...
  • Election officials expect Voter ID problems in Texas [Problems for Dead Voters]

    02/03/2014 3:48:43 PM PST · by fwdude · 15 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | Feb 3, 2014 | Anna M. Tinsley
    FORT WORTH — As the March primary election approaches, election officials throughout the state are gearing up for potential problems. This March 4 primary will be the biggest election since the state’s Voter ID law, which requires voters to show government issued photo identification at the polls, went into effect last year.
  • Voter fraud? What voter fraud?

    01/13/2014 7:19:52 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1-13-14 | Rick Moran
    Barack Obama's election not only caused the oceans to recede, but the dead to rise from the grave. At least, that's what an investigation by New York officials revealed when they sent out dozens of agents to vote in a New York election. Barack Obama's election not only caused the oceans to recede, but the dead to rise from the grave. At least, that's what an investigation by New York officials revealed when they sent out dozens of agents to vote in a New York election. *snip* Vote buying? Say it ain't so, liberals. This is actually a far more...
  • 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............
  • Four NY Democrats Sentenced to Community Service, Jail Time For Role in Voter Fraud Case

    03/13/2013 2:33:07 PM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 33 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 03/13/2013
    Four Democrats involved in an upstate New York voter fraud scandal were sentenced yesterday for their respective roles, receiving punishments ranging from hundreds of hours of community service, to jail time. The group consisted of a former city clerk, an ex-City Councilman, a Democrat operative, and a Committeeman who a year ago had declared ballot forgery in upstate New York to be “a normal political tactic“. Those sentenced yesterday were cooperating witnesses in a scheme which saw dozens of voters testify that absentee ballots had been submitted in their names during the 2009 Working Families Party (WFP) primary. Securing the...
  • Rep. Jim Moran’s Son Resigns Over James O’Keefe Video

    10/24/2012 2:55:33 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 73 replies
    tpm ^ | 10-24-12
    Patrick Moran, son of Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), resigned from his father's campaign on Wednesday after conservative activist James O'Keefe released a video that appears to show him offering advice to an undercover videographer who claimed to want to commit voter fraud. "Effective immediately, I have resigned from the Moran for Congress campaign," Patrick Moran said in a statement to TPM sent from his campaign email address.
  • Florida Union: 'Vote Early, Vote Often' 6:37 PM, OCT 16, 2012 • BY DANIEL HALPER

    10/16/2012 4:47:05 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/16/12 | Daniel Halper
    The Florida chapter of the AFL-CIO appears to be encouraging folks to break the law. In a message on the homepage of their website, the union writes, "There is a mantra that we --at the Florida AFL-CIO-- like to live by, 'Vote Early, Vote'. The mantra of the Florida AFL-CIO encourages illegal activity. There appears to be two federal laws this would violate: 42 USC 1973i(e) and 42 USC § 1973gg–10(2). "The former federal law makes it illegal to vote twice. The latter law prohibits fraudulent voting in a federal election. 18 USC 2 makes it illegal to aid and...
  • New O’Keefe video: Obama campaign staffer caught helping activist vote twice

    10/10/2012 6:40:12 PM PDT · by Southnsoul · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 10, 2012
    Videographer James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas caught an official for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign helping who she thought was an Obama supporter set herself up to vote more than once in November. Stephanie Caballero is the regional field director for Obama’s Organizing For America in Houston, Texas. Federal Election Commission documents show, according to Project Veritas, that Caballero is a “salaried employee of the DNC [Democratic National Committee].” Caballero is caught on camera helping the young woman try to vote in Florida and Texas in the upcoming election.
  • Hidden Camera In MINNESOTA Voting

  • Justice Dept. seeks Florida noncitizen voter-purge information

    08/10/2012 3:56:26 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    McClatchy via The Miami Herald ^ | 8/10/2012 | Marc Caputo and Steve Bousquet
    The U.S. Department of Justice has sent subpoenas to nine of the largest counties in South Florida, Tampa Bay and Central Florida, demanding extensive information over how they identified and purged potential noncitizens from the voter rolls. The subpoenas, sent July 30, were issued in a federal lawsuit in which the Justice Department has argued that any purges of voters done less than 90 days before a statewide election are in violation of federal law. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle in Tallahassee indicated in a previous ruling in the case that the removals could be lawful within 90 days of...
  • Voter Fraud Explodes in Wisconsin; Eye Witnesses Speak Out

    06/05/2012 2:22:58 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 62 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/5/12 | Aurelius
    From students using class schedules to "prove" that they live in Wisconsin (but not who they actually are), to multiple accounts of people being "bused" in, dozens of accounts of Democrat and Union attempts to commit voter fraud in Wisconsin have hit the news. One town even has turnout that was reportedly six times the votes normally cast in a "heavy" participation election- and that was at 10:30 am in the morning. First is a story from Milwaukee, in which students printed out a piece of paper in order to "prove" their identities. Last Friday, on a High School field...
  • 53,000 Dead Voters Found in Florida

    05/20/2012 8:37:30 PM PDT · by iowamark · 25 replies
    PJMedia ^ | May 16, 2012 | J. Christian Adams
    I have learned that Florida election officials are set to announce that the secretary of state has discovered and purged up to 53,000 dead voters from the voter rolls in Florida. How could 53,000 dead voters have sat on the polls for so long? Simple. Because Florida hadn’t been using the best available data revealing which voters have died. Florida is now using the nationwide Social Security Death Index for determining which voters should be purged because they have died. Here is the bad news. Most states aren’t using the same database that Florida is. In fact, I have heard...
  • Obama Campaign Grapples With New Voter ID Laws

    04/29/2012 8:42:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 29, 2012 | by Michael D. Shear
    WASHINGTON — Field workers for President Obama’s campaign fanned out across the country over the weekend in an effort to confront a barrage of new voter identification laws that strategists say threaten the campaign’s hopes for registering new voters ahead of the November election. Many of the laws in question — including the ones in Florida and Wisconsin — are the subject of legal challenges by Democratic groups who say they are part of a partisan, Republican effort to dampen the turnout of voters, particularly members of minority groups, for Mr. Obama and his party. But senior aides to Mr....
  • Minn. Gov. Dayton Urges Voters to Reject Voter ID Amendment, Says He'll Fight to Defeat It

    04/09/2012 9:08:00 AM PDT · by Son House · 41 replies
    The Republic ^ | April 09, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he's ready to do whatever he can to urge voters to reject the proposed voter ID constitutional amendment that will appear on the ballot in November. Dayton issued a symbolic veto of the amendment Wednesday, though he has no legal power to stop it from appearing on the ballot. The GOP-controlled Legislature signed off on it last week. Dayton says the amendment would cripple Minnesota's election system by curbing same-day voter registration, absentee balloting and mail-in voting. Backers say requiring voters to prove their identity is an election integrity measure. The...
  • If voters are dumb, are voter registrars dumber?

    03/20/2012 10:46:48 AM PDT · by landsbaum · 2 replies
    We’ve already lamented that elections pretty much are decided by the muddled middle, those folks with the lightest grasp on principles and the vaguest knowledge of candidates and their positions. That’s why they are the muddled middle. They can’t make up their minds because of these handicaps. Elections boil down to these quasi-informed, wishy-washy people finally deciding. Might as well flip a coin. But here’s something that makes that sad state of affairs almost welcome by comparison.
  • Wikileaks reveals Democrat 2008 election crimes

    03/05/2012 4:05:28 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 26 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | March 05, 2012 | Andrea Shea King
    The latest activity by Wikileaks dumped some 5 million emails and documents hacked from the database of Stratfor Intelligence. The emails reveal Democrats’ effort to steal the 2008 election. Shocking revelations from a Wikileaks document dump show the Democrat Party committed a felony when it stuffed ballot boxes in Ohio and Philadelphia during the 2008 presidential election. A memo further revealed that the so-called “Reverend” Jesse Jackson was paid a handsome figure to keep his mouth shut about candidate Obama, a man for whom he had little regard. The same internal memo revealed that Obama’s campaign was taking Russian money...
  • Privacy concerns stall release of WI recall signatures

    01/31/2012 8:06:08 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 1-29-12 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON — What’s in a million names? Wisconsin and the world were supposed to find out Monday. Now, the Government Accountability Board, or GAB, which oversees state elections and campaigns, is reportedly holding off posting the reported 1 million signatures on petitions seeking to recall Gov. Scott Walker due to privacy concerns. GAB spokesman Reid Magney told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Monday evening the board was holding off on posting the names online after hearing concerns about a stalking victim and others who did not want their names released. Earlier in the day, Magney told Wisconsin Reporter that the...
  • GOP To Push Stronger Voter I.D. Laws, Says ‘Voter Fraud Is Real’

    07/18/2011 9:50:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 15, 2011 | Matt Cover
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus repeated his party’s commitment to stronger voter identification laws, saying that the GOP would not give up the fight against voter fraud. “I think that we need to make it easy to vote, hard to cheat, and I think that that’s a mantra that we ought to shout from the rooftops all over the country as a Party,” ... Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) Chairman David Norcross said that voter fraud issues were very real, despite complaints from liberals that it is largely a phantom problem. Cross cited several cases where states had found...
  • Donna Brazile: Voter Photo ID Not the Answer

    05/08/2011 11:29:42 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 74 replies
    In the month since political analyst Donna Brazile took the helm as interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, she's been focused on matters relating to the 2012 election, including a push by Republican-controlled state legislatures to require photo identification at the polls. Republicans say that the laws are necessary to prevent voter fraud, but Brazile claims that they're a partisan tactic designed to weed out voters who are more likely to be Democrats and help the GOP on Election Day. "The photo-identification laws that Republicans are pushing across the country are most likely to disenfranchise young Americans, poor Americans...
  • Memory Cards Forgotten in 7 Ga. Voting Machines

    11/04/2009 3:11:59 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 13 replies · 751+ views
    13 WMAZ ^ | 11/04/2009 | 13WMAZ
    Memory cards in seven voting machines were unintentionally left in Atlanta precincts Tuesday night, in a poll worker error that election officials say is not expected to affect the outcome of any race. Fulton County Board of Elections Director Barry Garner says he expects to gain access to the memory cards Wednesday morning and tally the remaining votes. Garner says poll workers in the seven precincts were in a hurry and did not ensure that all the cards were removed from the machines. He called the oversight unacceptable and said his office would put procedures in place to prevent such...
  • Democrats Ask New Jersey Secretary of State to Ignore Mismatched Signatures on Ballot Requests

    10/29/2009 12:36:23 PM PDT · by Ballygrl · 34 replies · 2,230+ views
    National Rewview Online ^ | 10/29/09 | Jim Geraghty
    Thursday, October 29, 2009 Democrats Ask New Jersey Secretary of State to Ignore Mismatched Signatures on Absentee-Ballot Requests This year, New Jersey’s registered voters can request a mail-in ballot for any reason. (Before 2005, voters needed to provide a reason for why they needed an absentee ballot.) The state received about 150,000 absentee-ballot applications this year. On about 2,300 of those applications so far, the signature on the request form does not match the signature on the voter’s registration forms with the state. In a development that is depressingly predictable, the New Jersey Democratic party is asking the state to...
  • DOJ rejects Handel appeal

    10/16/2009 12:13:49 PM PDT · by Dacula · 55 replies · 4,404+ views
    AJC ^ | 2:48 p.m. Friday, October 16, 2009 | Aaron Gould Sheinin
    The U.S. Justice Department has denied Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel’s appeal of its decision to reject Handel’s plan for verifying voters’ citizenship. Handel, a 2010 Republican gubernatorial hopeful, asked the department in August to reconsider its decision to reject the system. The Justice Department in May said the verification program is frequently inaccurate and has a “discriminatory effect” on minority voters. The decision meant Georgia had to halt the citizenship checks, which Handel launched in 2007 in response to the Help America Vote Act. That federal law required states to verify voters’ identity, but not necessarily citizenship. Handel...
  • AP Poll: Americans high on Obama, direction of US

    04/23/2009 2:04:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 61 replies · 2,905+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 23, 2009 | Ron Fourner and Trevor Tompson
    For the first time in years, more Americans than not say the country is headed in the right direction, a sign that Barack Obama has used the first 100 days of his presidency to lift the public's mood and inspire hopes for a brighter future. Intensely worried about their personal finances and medical expenses, Americans nonetheless appear realistic about the time Obama might need to turn things around, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. It shows most Americans consider their new president to be a strong, ethical and empathetic leader who is working to change Washington. Nobody knows how long...
  • Court rejects Coleman argument; state board poised to declare Franken winner

    01/05/2009 9:45:55 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 89 replies · 4,201+ views ^ | 1/5/09 | AP
    The Minnesota Supreme Court has rejected Republican Norm Coleman's request to count an additional 650 rejected absentee ballots in the state's U.S. Senate recount. The court's ruling Monday likely paves the way for the state Canvassing Board to certify results showing Democrat Al Franken won the race. But Coleman's attorneys have said they are likely to sue if he loses the recount, meaning it could be weeks more before the outcome is final.
  • Minn. Court Denies Coleman Suit on 'Duplicate' Votes

    12/24/2008 12:24:16 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 86 replies · 5,027+ views
    Minn. Court Denies Coleman Suit on 'Duplicate' Votes @ 3:15 pm by Michael O'Brien The Minnesota Supreme Court unanimously rejected a suit by Sen. Norm Coleman (R) on Wednesday that sought to prevent a state board from certifying election results Coleman had alleged includes errors. In a 5-0 decision, the court ruled that the state's Board of Canvassers had the authority to certify election results that might have included so-called “duplicate ballots.” The Coleman campaign had claimed that such ballots, created by local election officials to mirror original ballots that were somehow damaged, were sometimes counted twice by accident, and...
  • Ballot Madness: Tipping the Scales in Minnesota's Senate Recount [Blatant Examples of Rat Cheating]

    12/22/2008 8:38:33 AM PST · by Zakeet · 31 replies · 2,298+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 22, 3008 | John R. Lott, Jr. and Ryan S. Lott
    The Canvassing Board overseeing the vote recount for Minnesota’s tightly contested U.S. Senate race isn’t quite done examining disputed ballots, but the board issued a projection Saturday night that Al Franken will pick up 270 votes when it finishes. Currently the board is determining voter intent in disputed ballots. If the projection proves correct, Franken will beat incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman by 78 votes.Vote totals have changed a lot since Nov. 4, when Coleman led Franken by 725 votes. Correcting typos cut Coleman’s margin to 215, and a recount by all the counties reduced it further to 192. Yet, the...
  • Coleman's Lead Dwindles to 2 Votes in Minnesota Senate Race

    12/18/2008 4:44:52 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 178 replies · 10,765+ views
    fox news ^ | Dec. 18, 2008
    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The tight Minnesota U.S. Senate race between Republican incumbent Norm Coleman and Democratic challenger Al Franken has become incredibly close -- with Coleman clinging to a two-vote lead. That's the latest tally after the state Canvassing Board spent a third day ruling on disputed ballots. There are hundreds of challenges yet to decide, as well as thousands of withdrawn challenges that have yet to be tallied. Coleman had entered Thursday's session leading Franken by 360 votes. But that lead eroded all day as the board considered a pile of challenges brought entirely by the Coleman campaign....
  • Minnesota Recount: Coleman down to +43

    12/18/2008 2:05:49 PM PST · by pillut48 · 56 replies · 3,844+ views
    Minnesota State Canvassing Board review of challenged ballots in the U.S. Senate race Produced by Brett Akagi Live feed provided by The Office of the Secretary of State
  • Franken Demands 'Immediate and Intensive' Search for 133 Lost Ballots

    12/04/2008 11:50:37 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 96 replies · 2,969+ views ^ | 12/04/08 |
    The Al Franken campaign is demanding the Minnesota Secretary of State oversee an “immediate and intensive search” for a lost envelope in November’s election. The lost envelope contains 133 ballots from Minneapolis Ward 3, Precinct 1. Minneapolis Ward 3, Precinct 1 covers the Dinkytown neighborhood and includes a large population of students at the University of Minnesota. "These ballots must be found,” Franken attorney Marc Elias said. “The outcome of this election is at stake. But let me be clear: The integrity of this election is also at stake, as is the integrity of Minnesota's electoral process. We won't stand...
  • Caption those performing the recount process in Minnesota (Al Franken vs. Norm Coleman)

    12/01/2008 6:43:06 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 23 replies · 1,257+ views
    Yahoo! New sPhotos ^ | 11/21/08 | staff
    "Recount observers watch as election judges Julia Nelson (L) and Marge Dolan (behind ballot) examine a marked ballot during the first day of vote recounting for the 2008 Minnesota U.S. senate race between former Saturday Night Live comedian Al Franken (DFL-MN) and incumbent Norm Coleman (R-MN) at an elections warehouse in Minneapolis.""Minneapolis elections officials Dani Connors-Smith (R) and Ginny Gelms (L) unpack ballots from the 2008 Minnesota U.S. senate race.""Election judges Lucy Karml and Diana Kittelson count ballots by hand over the watchful eyes of Geri Katz, a representative of Al Franken."
  • Minnesota "Recount": More Ballots Being "Recounted" than Cast on Election Day - All For Franken!

    11/20/2008 2:06:47 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 31 replies · 2,537+ views
    COLEMAN CAMPAIGN NOT HAPPY WITH FRANKEN'S GAIN IN RAMSEY Mike Roman, Coleman's lead representative in Ramsey County, says he remains unsatisfied with the apparent emergence of 12 new ballots in a St. Paul precinct, but that the campaign's only recourse might be to take the issue to court — a step that would be made by campaign officials superior to him. The issue could be important because, as of Thursday afternoon, Franken had picked up at least 13 more votes than he did Election Day. The concern arose late yesterday when the total number of ballots sorted in Ward 3,...
  • Judge rules Ohio homeless voters may list park benches as addresses

    10/28/2008 6:25:39 PM PDT · by AlwaysMsBHaven · 181 replies · 2,507+ views
    The Columbus ^ | Tuesday, October 28, 2008 1:32 PM
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A federal judge in Ohio has ruled that counties must allow homeless voters to list park benches and other locations that aren't buildings as their addresses. U.S. District Judge Edmund Sargus also ruled that provisional ballots can't be invalidated because of poll worker errors. Monday's ruling resolved the final two pieces of a settlement between the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless and Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner. The coalition agreed to drop a constitutional challenge to Ohio's voter identification law until after the Nov. 4 election. In return, Brunner and the coalition agreed on procedures...
  • Could the US election be stolen?

    10/20/2008 9:52:47 AM PDT · by NCjim · 60 replies · 863+ views
    AFP ^ | October 20, 2008
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AFP) — With John McCain and Barack Obama already swapping accusations of widespread voter fraud, experts warn that a bitter and protracted fight could ensue if the race to the White House is decided by a narrow margin. The legal battle over election rules has already made it all the way to the Supreme Court as Republicans fight to block potentially false registrations from being validated and Democrats struggle to prevent voter disenfranchisement. Compounding the problem is the decentralized US electoral system, which hands often partisan local officials the power to make rules and maintain the voter registration...
  • McCain ACORN Fears Overblown: Experts (More Expert Libs)

    10/16/2008 11:43:16 AM PDT · by rightinthemiddle · 24 replies · 678+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 16, 2008 | JUSTIN ROOD
    Charges of Voter Fraud Are Out of Proportion to Reality, They Say Charges of potential vote fraud volleyed by Republicans, including Sen. John McCain himself, are out of proportion to reality, according to election experts. During Wednesday's final presidential debate before the November election, Sen. John McCain said Sen. Barack Obama is tied to ACORN, a nonprofit group that McCain said "is now on the verge of maybe perpetrating one of the greatest frauds in voter history in this country, maybe destroying the fabric of democracy." But election experts say McCain's charges of potential vote fraud are overblown. Collapse The...
  • Poll workers clash at Falls nursing home (Obama's Thugocracy in Action)

    10/13/2008 11:14:21 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 100 replies · 5,500+ views
    <p>Poll workers from opposing sides in the presidential race apparently clashed in a physical altercation Friday at a Cuyahoga Falls nursing home when one accused the other of improperly marking a ballot.</p> <p>George Manos, the 75-year-old Republican, told police that Edith Walker, the 73-year-old Democrat, jumped on his back and struck him in the head three to four times with her fists. Manos said two other elections workers had to pull Walker off his back, according to a report filed with Cuyahoga Falls police.</p>
  • McCain offers no proof to back voter-fraud charges (ACORN/Obama are INNOCENT spin-o-thon)

    10/10/2008 7:33:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies · 958+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 10/10/08 | Greg Gordon
    McCain offers no proof to back voter-fraud chargesBy Greg Gordon McClatchy Newspapers Posted: Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 WASHINGTON — John McCain's campaign charged Friday that a liberal-leaning voter registration coalition is seeking to “steal votes” in next month's presidential election and alleged that Democrat Barack Obama has had a long and “intimate” relationship with the group. Republicans have leveled similar allegations against the coalition known as Acorn in every election since at least 2000, but they have yet to produce proof that the group poses a threat to election integrity. In its latest attack on Acorn, the McCain campaign provided...