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  • Senator slips up: ‘You’re not going to disenfranchise the NRA overnight’

    04/16/2013 5:54:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Biz Pac ^ | 4/16/13 | Joe Saunders
    It’s not often that the confiscation crowd is nakedly honest, but when they think they’re just preaching to the choir, they might forget the heathens are listening, too. That was the case in Sunday’s New York Times column by Maureen Dowd when Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy blurted out the real goal of the gun grabbers: Getting weapons out of your hands means getting the vote out of your hands, too. “You’re not going to disenfranchise the NRA overnight,” Murphy told Dowd. “Disenfranchise.” This isn’t the usual, misty-eyed “if it will save one life” claptrap; and the speaker isn’t some unshaven...
  • New Voter ID Laws Could Trip Up Obama

    08/06/2012 9:20:05 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/8/23 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    As many as 5 million voters, most of them potential Democrats, might find themselves barred from voting in November because of new ID laws in some states. Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney holds a narrow edge in the popular polls but needs to win at least four critical “swing states” in order to gain the need majority of electoral college votes, which are allocated to each state based on population and on a “winner take all” basis. The new ID laws, mostly in states with GOP legislatures, will affect young voters, most of whom are Democrats. They include the key...
  • Report: Dems Seek To Disenfranchise Obama Arkansas Challenger's Voters

    05/21/2012 4:35:55 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 7 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | May 20, 2012 | John Nolte
    If this report is true, if indeed Arkansas state Democrats are threatening to ignore any delegates President Obama's primary challenger, John Wolfe, might win this Tuesday, this is an obvious attempt to not only disenfranchise his voters but to also suppress the turnout of his voters, who are now being informed their vote might not count. Michael Warren at The Weekly Standard: After a poll released this week showed President Barack Obama only beating his Democratic primary opponent John Wolfe Jr. by seven points, 45 percent to 38 percent, in Arkansas's Fourth Congressional District, state Democrats moved to practically disenfranchise...
  • Rift Over Jury Duty Shows Trust Still An Issue (attempt to discourage Christians from voting?)

    11/27/2011 6:07:01 AM PST · by Wage Slave · 11 replies
    The News & Advance ^ | 27 Nov 2011 | Alicia Petska
    ...“The latter scenario would amount to corruption in the jury selection process according to the Attorney General’s office,” Corry wrote. “We hope that there was no attempt to discourage Liberty students from registering locally by selecting more of them to serve on juries than the general population and it remains a serious question in our minds.”
  • Aren't The Voters in Wisconsin Being Disenfranchised?

    02/20/2011 10:51:51 AM PST · by paul in cape · 12 replies
    self | 2/20/11 | self
    Not for nothing, but if I lived in Wisconsin, and voted in the last election, I'd be upset that the Democrats and Union thugs there are preventing my vote from being counted. I would think that the Reverend Jackson, et al, would be marching in the streets to protect the sanctity of my vote, which has been stolen by the union mob, and the cowardly actions of the faux state senators.
  • [9th Circuit Court Judge] Reinhardt refuses to recuse himself in Prop 8 Appeal.

    12/02/2010 8:53:05 AM PST · by freedomwarrior998 · 34 replies
    Here, for reasons that I shall provide in a memorandum to be filed in due course, I am certain that “a reasonable person with knowledge of all the facts would [not] conclude that [my] impartiality might reasonably be questioned.” United States v. Nelson, 718 F.2d 315, 321 (9th Cir. 1983); see also Sao Paulo State of the Federated Republic of Brazil v. Am. Tobacco Co., 535 U.S. 229, 233 (2002) (per curiam). I will be able to rule impartially on this appeal, and I will do so. The motion is therefore DENIED.
  • Military ballots may not count in Illinois

    10/13/2010 4:37:02 PM PDT · by MaestroLC · 120 replies · 1+ views
    WLS-AM 890 ^ | October 13, 2010 | By Adam Zielinski
    CHICAGO (WLS) - The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether the state of Illinois missed the deadline for mailing absentee ballots to members of the military and other overseas American voters as part of a new federal overseas voting law. Cris Cray, Director of Legislation at the Illinois State Board of Elections, says not all of Illinois' 110 jurisdictions were compliant with the 2009 Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (MOVE). The law requires every state to mail their absentee ballots 45 days prior to Election Day to overseas troops, government employees and other Americans who want to vote from...
  • Will The US Military Be Disenfranchised this November?

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

    07/08/2010 9:01:40 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 5 replies · 1+ views
    You Tube ^ | 7-4-10 | Citizens4Cedra
    Cedra Crenshaw, Candidate for IL State Senate 43rd District, exposes the Chicago Machine ELECTION SCAMS being used to try to knock her off the ballot. The Chicago Machine would prefer to disenfranchise the voters of the 43rd State Senate District because they can not defend her opponent's record as a big spending, tax hiking, tool of the Democratic Machine.
  • McDonnell rules Viginia must count military overseas votes

    10/28/2008 11:44:44 AM PDT · by JZelle · 17 replies · 786+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10-28-08 | Gary Emerling
    Virginia Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell on Monday said federal absentee ballots from military voters overseas must be counted, following a local registrar's decision to set some ballots aside in an attempt to follow state law. In a seven-page advisory opinion delivered to the state Board of Elections, Mr. McDonnell said Virginia law requires overseas military voters submitting a Federal Post Card Application and Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) to include the name and address of a witness on the application envelope. But he said federal law pre-empts the state provision requiring that certain absentee ballots include the witness's printed...
  • GOP wins one: Ohio ordered to accept McCain absentee ballot applications

    10/02/2008 3:46:31 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 23 replies · 1,178+ views
    cleveland.com ^ | 10-02-08 | Reginald Fields
    GOP wins one: Ohio ordered to accept McCain absentee ballot applications Posted by Reginald Fields October 02, 2008 15:13PM Categories: Real Time News The Ohio Supreme Court today ordered Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner to accept absentee ballot applications that do not contain a checked box indicating the person is a qualified elector. The applications were mailed to registered Ohio voters by the presidential campaign of Republican Sen. John McCain. But thousands have been returned without a checkmark in a box stating the requester is qualified to vote in Ohio. Brunner, a Democrat, issued a directive last month telling county...
  • Clinton Campaign: Obama Campaign Intimidated Voters in Nevada

    08/21/2008 2:05:39 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 11 replies · 139+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 8/21/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    “Voter suppression, intimidation and harassment systematically engaged in by the Obama campaign, its allies and supporters.” It is obvious that Hillary Clinton endorsed Obama only because she would probably have been excommunicated from the Democratic Party for failure to do so. The truth is that her campaign accused, and credibly so, the Obama campaign of serious misconduct during the Nevada Caucuses. This misconduct included intimidation of voters and what sounds a lot like Chicago-style machine politics at their worst. We encourage our readers to circulate the following PDF file, and/or the optical character transcription of it, as widely as possible...
  • Advocates: Voter ID ruling may disenfranchise US voters

    04/28/2008 3:55:37 PM PDT · by SmithL · 57 replies · 284+ views
    AP via CoCoTimes ^ | 4/28/8 | DEBORAH HASTINGS AP National Writer
    The Supreme Court's refusal to strike down an Indiana law requiring government-issued photo identification at the ballot box could disenfranchise minority and elderly voters at next week's primary and prompt other states to pass similar laws, voting advocates said Monday. The court, in a splintered 6-3 ruling Monday, said Indiana's law, which took effect in 2006 and requires voters to present a state or federal photo ID card at the ballot box, does not violate the First or 14th amendments. The court said the law served as a justifiable protection to the electoral process. "It's especially worrisome that the court...
  • Voting Rights of Whites Violated in Mississippi County, (Federal) Judge Says

    07/01/2007 2:03:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies · 1,882+ views
    SignOnSanDiego.com ^ | July 1, 2007 | Jack Elliott Jr.
    Voting rights of whites violated in Mississippi county, judge says By Jack Elliott Jr. ASSOCIATED PRESS July 1, 2007 JACKSON, Miss. – A federal judge has ruled that a majority black county in eastern Mississippi violated whites' voting rights in what prosecutors said was the first lawsuit to use the Voting Rights Act on behalf of whites. U.S. District Judge Tom S. Lee ruled late Friday that Noxubee County Democratic Party leader Ike Brown and the county Democratic Executive Committee “manipulated the political process in ways intended and designed to impair and impede participation of white voters and to dilute...
  • Voter ID: A “Who’s Who” Of The Electorate

    09/30/2006 8:30:56 AM PDT · by CTposterBoy · 11 replies · 839+ views
    Radiofree West Hartford ^ | September 30, 2006 | Doug Wrenn
    I have seen billboards that are harder to read than liberal Democrats. This is a group of people with no vision. They complain without offering solutions. When they do complain, they cannot do so without resorting to personal attacks. They offer nothing but vitriol. They don’t have a platform, they have a paragraph, “Republicans are evil, we hate Bush and get us out of Iraq.” When I was of the age and size to play in a sandbox, a common argument closer was, “Just because.” The Democrats are still playing in the sand box. “Just because” doesn’t get you far...
  • Ithaca-Area Democrat Wins Election, Judge Tosses Military Ballot

    12/14/2005 9:05:20 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 38 replies · 2,104+ views
    Federal Review ^ | Wednesday, December 14, 2005
    ITHACA NY—A Republican Town Supervisor has lost re-election by one vote, after a judge ruled on Tuesday that a military ballot not be counted.According to the Ithaca Journal, the decision by Supreme Court Justice Walter Relihan left incumbent, Gary Fisher of Enfield, one vote shy of his opponent, Democrat Jean Owens.The military voter was Fisher's son, who was stationed aboard a ship in the U.S. Navy and unable to receive the ballot prior to the election. The ballot was returned to the BOE by the deadline for military ballots, with supporting documentation from a military commander explaining the circumstances. But...
  • Vote Fraud, Intimidation & Suppression In The 2004 Presidential Election(MUST READ!)

    08/04/2005 12:25:10 PM PDT · by kellynla · 36 replies · 1,596+ views
    American Center for Voting Rights ^ | July 2005 | Mark F. “Thor” Hearne
    The American Center for Voting Rights Legislative Fund (“ACVR Legislative Fund”) is proud to present the following report as the most comprehensive and authoritative review of the facts surrounding allegations of vote fraud, intimidation and suppression made during the 2004 presidential election. Using court records, police reports and news articles, ACVR Legislative Fund presents this “after action report” which documents hundreds of incidents and allegations from around the country, notes whether a factual basis for the charge exists and assesses what actions, if any, were taken by the responsible party, law enforcement or the courts. Most importantly, ACVR Legislative Fund...
  • A "Partial" List of Damages

    11/06/2004 8:01:58 PM PST · by TeemuSan · 7 replies · 794+ views
    Newsmax, FreeRepublic | 11/6/04 | Temple_Drummer
    Somebody earlier was looking for a listing of criminal acts committed against RNC Offices and Supporters. Here is a partial list of acts: Offices Vandalized, Ransacked or Broken Into: Raleigh, NC, Orlando, FL, Bozeman, MT (TWICE!), Bellvue, WA, Canton, OH, Fairbanks, AK, Edwardsville, IL, Tampa, FL, Independence, MO, Kansas City, MO, Dearborne, MI, St.Paul, MN, West Allis, WI, Gettysburg, PA, Columbus, OH, Milwaukee WI, Madison County, IL, Easton, MD, Vilas County, WA SHOTS FIRED INTO HEADQUARTERS Knoxville, TN Huntington, WV CAMPAIGN WORKERS ASSAULTED Miami, FL PROPERTY DISTRUCTION Too numerous to fully account, but here are some of the more nasty:...
  • Pa. soldiers file ballot action

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

    10/22/2004 6:39:47 AM PDT · by sportutegrl · 18 replies · 886+ views
    WASHINGTON - Ralph Nader asked the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday to place him on the ballot in Pennsylvania for the Nov. 2 election. In a sign the high court planned to move swiftly, Justice David H. Souter immediately requested that Pennsylvania officials file a response to Nader's emergency request by 2:30 p.m. today.
  • Defense Dept. Is Adding a Step to Assist U.S. Voters Overseas.

    10/21/2004 5:50:54 PM PDT · by markedman · 11 replies · 643+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 21, 2004 | Michael Moss
    Political wrangling and late primaries caused local election offices in at least eight swing states to miss a Sept. 19 cutoff for sending out ballots that would have ensured their timely return from far-flung locales where mail service is slow. Partisan groups vying to get out the overseas vote had begun posting the substitute write-in ballot, which covers federal but not local races or measures, on their own Internet sites out of concern that its distribution to consulates had made it too hard to get. The Defense Department is offering its new help "at the request of both political parties...
  • Clinton Appointee Judge Rules that PA does not have to send correct absentee ballots to military.

    10/21/2004 8:28:16 AM PDT · by sportutegrl · 118 replies · 5,695+ views
    Some of those overseas voters, including soldiers serving in Iraq, are now being asked to pick from an incorrect slate of presidential candidates. And, as a result, they are being deprived of the same options given to voters at home, Justice Department lawyer Amy Zubrensky argued. They "have the right to correct ballots," she said. Philadelphia lawyer Mark Aronchick, a special election-law expert hired by the Rendell administration, called the number (of military voters) "a theoretically tiny universe of people."
  • Statement by Former Senator Bob Dole (On Democrats Trying to Disenfranchise Military Voters)

    10/15/2004 3:42:03 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 28 replies · 1,702+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | October 15, 2004
    ARLINGTON, VA – Former Senator Bob Dole issued the following statement: “Here we go again. In 2000 Democrats tried to disenfranchise military voters in Florida. They tried to do it again in 2004 using the same cast of characters. “In other key states, like Ohio and Pennsylvania, we are seeing a similar strategy, with Kerry operatives trying to block the extension necessary to ensure military votes are counted. Rather than filing as soon as possible, Democrats waited until the litigation would hold up state and local election officials. “With less than 20 days until the presidential election, it is likely...
  • Democrats Disenfranchising Absentee Ballots in PA.

    10/13/2004 7:55:08 AM PDT · by sportutegrl · 2 replies · 409+ views
    The Pennsylvania Department of State advised county election officials last week to wait for a court ruling, because state law does not require the counties to clear the backlog of absentee ballot petitions until Oct. 19. But some county officials said waiting too long would disenfranchise voters by not giving them enough time to return the ballots by the Oct. 29 deadline.
  • LIVE THREAD: Estrada Filibuster DAY 2

    02/13/2003 7:55:05 AM PST · by Howlin · 1,517 replies · 1,099+ views
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | February 13, 2003
  • N.C. Rep. Michael Decker Switches to Democrat Party (Switches Control to Democrats)

    01/24/2003 10:59:33 AM PST · by jern · 116 replies · 570+ views
    NCGOP ^ | NGOP
    N.C. Representative Michael Decker Switches to Democrat Party NORTH CAROLINA REPUBLICAN PARTY 1506 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, North Carolina 27605 Tele. (919) 828-6423 • Fax (919) 899-3815 • www.NCGOP.org For immediate release January 24, 2003 ........................................................................................................ Decker To Go Down As “North Carolina’s Own Jim Jeffords” (RALEIGH) – In a call today to N.C. Representative Mike Decker of Forsyth County, North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Bill Cobey was informed that Rep. Decker has switched to the Democrat Party, changed his registration, and will be voting for Jim Black for Speaker. No reason was given. “Given Mike Decker’s conservative voting record in...
  • Maryland only had sign in Spanish at my poll

    11/05/2002 11:01:06 AM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 13 replies · 233+ views
    Me ^ | 11-05-2002 | Me
    Sorry for the vanity, but, I was wondering if I am required to be able to read Spanish to be able to properly vote in Maryland?This morning I went to my polling place, fought past the annouing liberals trying to force their material on me, and walked up to the first table to get my voting card. On that table was a sign, green paper with 1" high black paper, about 2 feet by 1 foot, with somewhere around 7 lines of text on it. It was all in Spanish. I asked the woman behind the table if there was...