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  • 12 [Pennsylvania Democrats] face charges in bonus scandal

    07/11/2008 5:35:04 AM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies · 267+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 11, 2008 | Dennis B. Roddy and Tracie Mauriello
    HARRISBURG -- Grand jurors here and in Pittsburgh cataloged what they described as a culture of corruption that allowed former state Rep. Michael Veon, current Rep. Sean Ramaley and 10 current and former Democratic staffers to divert millions of dollars in state resources, including more than $1 million in illegal pay bonuses. The jurors said Mr. Veon and the staff members conspired to arrange hefty year-end pay bonuses to House employees who worked on political campaigns over a three-year period, while Mr. Ramaley is accused of working full-time on his 2004 House campaign in Beaver County while drawing a taxpayer...
  • Dead Voters Still Showing Up on Election Records, Puzzling Officials

    06/06/2008 8:16:11 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 51 replies · 556+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 6/4/08 | Eric Shawn
    Jane Drury voted last year in an election in Stonington, Conn. The only problem is, she died eight years ago. Her daughter Jane Gumpel thought someone must have goofed. “I was surprised because this is not possible,” she said. But it did happen. The town clerk’s record clearly shows Drury’s vote, marked by a horizontal line poll workers put next to her name. And it turns out, Drury isn’t the only voter to apparently cast a ballot from the grave. [snip] 8,558 deceased people who were still registered on Connecticut’s voter rolls. They discovered more than 300 of them appeared...
  • Kucinich booted from Iowa debate

    12/12/2007 11:18:23 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 76 replies · 1,061+ views
    The Hill ^ | December 12, 2007 | Klaus Marre
    Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D) is being excluded from this week’s Iowa presidential debate because he has not rented office space in the Hawkeye State, his campaign said Wednesday. The Des Moines Register informed the campaign that Kucinich is not invited because the newspaper determined “that a person working out of his home did not meet our criteria for a campaign office and full-time paid staff in Iowa,” the campaign said. Kucinich, who is running his second consecutive presidential campaign but is doing poorly in national polls, has received strong support in online surveys from liberal groups such as Democracy...
  • GOP (Pennsylvania) Fuss Over Absentee Ballots for Troops.... A Phony Issue

    11/01/2004 9:57:43 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 12 replies · 478+ views
    GOP fuss over absentee ballots for troops was all politics, a phony issue As if candidates and issues domestic and foreign weren't enough to debate in this election, Pennsylvania Republicans stirred up a phony issue at the end of last week to add to the tension. The dispute was over absentee ballots filed by members of the military. Protecting the votes of all Americans, at home and abroad, is serious business. In this case however, the problem was fabricated and political sniping was substituted for real voter advocacy. The whole matter stems from the contested candidacy of Ralph Nader. Some...
  • Primary School - Field organization (Albert Gore's team sabotaged 2000 New Hampshire primary)

    02/06/2003 11:38:01 PM PST · by weegee · 3 replies · 495+ views
    Boston Phoenix ^ | FRIDAY, FEB. 07 2003 | BY SETH GITELL
    • Field organization. Vice-President Al Gore may have won the 2000 New Hampshire primary — and subsequent primaries, which fed on the New Hampshire–generated momentum — thanks to a traffic jam. At least that’s what many Democratic operatives with experience in New Hampshire seem to think. Today, when people look back at the 2000 Democratic-primary season, the prevailing memory is of Gore trouncing former New Jersey senator Bill Bradley. But he beat Bradley in New Hampshire by just four points, a relatively narrow margin of 6395 votes. The bulk of these votes — more than 3000 — came from Hillsborough...