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  • Take the Impossible “Literacy” Test Louisiana Gave Black Voters in the 1960s

    06/29/2013 6:30:34 PM PDT · by Wellington VII · 277 replies
    Slate ^ | June 28, 2013
    This week’s Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder overturned Section 4(b) of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which mandated federal oversight of changes in voting procedure in jurisdictions that have a history of using a “test or device” to impede enfranchisement. Here is one example of such a test, used in Louisiana in 1964.
  • Hoax! Couple behind Birth or Not abortion voting website are internet fraudsters

    11/23/2010 9:07:14 AM PST · by CharlieOK1 · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/23/10 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The Minneapolis couple behind the website have been revealed as internet fraudsters. Pete and Alisha Arnold, both 30, set up a website claiming they were torn about aborting or keeping their healthy baby boy and asked the public to vote online and help them decide. But the alternative weekly City Pages revealed Pete is a pro-life activist who posts his beliefs on the internet under the alias Zeeboid.
  • 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...
  • Obama’s Electioneers: Documentary to Reveal the Extent of 2008 Voter Fraud

    08/26/2010 9:59:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 26, 2010 | Gigi Gaston
    I am a documentary filmmaker, a Democrat. During the 2008 primaries, I was asked by a former congressional investigator to watch for and document any voter fraud occurring in the Democratic Party caucuses. Complaints had been filed, claims that Hillary Clinton had won the popular vote but lost the caucus vote. What I witnessed in Texas — and later in many other states — were things I could never forgive.The New Black Panther case — think that was an isolated incident? It certainly wasn’t. That type of lawless behavior got started in the primaries. I listened to first-hand accounts of Obama’s...
  • 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.
  • Census workers scramble to deliver forms (forms not delivered in 2/3rds Republican county)

    04/02/2010 9:48:02 AM PDT · by Atlas Sneezed · 20 replies · 1,010+ views
    The Record-Courier (Douglas County Nevada) ^ | April 1, 2010 | Sheila Gardner
    Feeling left out by the U.S. Census Bureau? You are not alone. According to officials, some Douglas County neighborhoods have been overlooked by census workers who were to deliver forms to residents with post office boxes instead of fixed street addresses. “My phone has been ringing off the hook,” said Cheryl Bricker, executive director of the Partnership of Community Resources. “People know April 1 is magic count day and they don't have the form. They're not coming in for assistance because they never got a form.” Bricker said Wednesday census workers were to distribute official forms to the homes of...
  • Voting Section Chief Out Amid Controversy (New Black Panthers Intimidation Case)

    12/27/2009 6:42:05 PM PST · by kristinn · 22 replies · 3,083+ views ^ | Sunday, December 27, 2009 | Ryan J. Reilly
    Veteran Civil Rights Division attorney Christopher Coates is no longer chief of the Voting Section, according to the division’s Web site. There was no official announcement of the personnel change in the long-troubled section, which most recently has been embroiled in the controversy over the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case. Main Justice noticed the change on the Voting Section Web site. Taking over for Coates in an acting role is Chris Herren, a deputy chief of the section, according to the Web site. Alejandro Miyar, a spokesman for the Civil Rights Division, wasn’t available for comment Sunday. Coates...
  • ACORN Throws Out Republican Voter Registrations

    10/07/2009 8:37:36 AM PDT · by khnyny · 98 replies · 6,629+ views ^ | October 7, 2009 | Pamela Geller
    ACORN wants people to register to vote – as long as they’re Democrats. Republican registrations go into the trash. Here is a first-hand account of how it happens. In February 2008, Fathiyyah Muhammad of Jacksonville, Florida, heard that ACORN was paying people three dollars for each voter they could register. ACORN paid her three dollars for each voter she registered, but Fatiyyah Muhammad says that the group threw out her votes and fired her when she brought them registrations of Republican voters. Fathiyyah Muhammad voted for Obama. “I’m a Republican,” she says, “and this was the first time that I...
  • The audacity of one final act of political corruption

    08/21/2009 12:18:47 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 26 replies · 1,565+ views
    Philadelphia Examiner ^ | 8-21-09 | Leo Shishmanian
    The audacity of one final act of political corruption August 21, 9:04 AM · Leo Shishmanian - Ada County Conservative Examiner My heart goes out to Massachusetts senior Senator Ted Kennedy as he battles fatal brain cancer.  No one should have to suffer slowly toward their demise.  That said, Kennedy's latest--and perhaps his last--major act as a senator constitutes nothing short of blatant political corruption. Usually, politicians try to keep their wrongdoings shrouded from view in darkened rooms.  It's easier to get away with what you want when the lights are off.  For example: South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford...
  • Cancer-stricken Sen. Kennedy asks state leaders for speedy process to replace him in Congress

    08/20/2009 2:24:37 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 310 replies · 11,212+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 08/20/2009 | GLEN JOHNSON
    Cancer-stricken Sen. Kennedy asks state leaders for speedy process to replace him in Congress BOSTON (AP) — A cancer-stricken Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has written a poignant letter to Massachusetts leaders asking that they change state law to allow a speedy replacement of him in Congress. The note to Gov. Deval Patrick and the state's Senate president and House speaker acknowledges the state changed its succession law in 2004 to require a special election to fill any vacancy. At the time, legislative Democrats were concerned Republican Gov. Mitt Romney would be able to fill any vacancy created as Sen. John...
  • Time for a Military Suffrage Movement

    07/31/2009 11:27:57 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 494+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 31, 2009 | Keli Carender
    Remember the last election and all the rhetoric from the Democrats about making sure every vote counted, and reaching out to "traditionally" disenfranchised voters and communities? Remember how they were constantly accusing Republicans of deliberately and maliciously alienating and suppressing minority voters? Remember all that? In fact, claims of specific instances of disenfranchised voters were alleged long before the One ran for office. It turns out that the brave men and women of our military are the most disenfranchised group of voters today. Literally. The Heritage Foundation has published the results and analysis of research performed by Hans A. von Spakovsky,...
  • Voter intimidation ok with Obama-Holder Justice Department if done by its side

    07/31/2009 11:11:28 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 9 replies · 788+ views ^ | July 31, 2009 | Paul Mirengoff
    We wrote here and here about the Justice Department's dismissal of a voter intimidation case against a group of armed Black Panthers who threatened would-be voters outside a polling place in Philadelphia. The Justice Department won the case after the defendants defaulted (a wise move by them, it turns out), but decided to give the victory away. This struck us as another instance in which the Obama-Holder Justice Department made its decision based on political considerations, rather than considerations of justice. This was a case in which members of a political organization showed up at a polling place in uniform...
  • Fourth of Overseas Votes Uncounted

    05/20/2009 8:48:08 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 15 replies · 908+ views ^ | 05/15/09 |
    WASHINGTON - One out of every four ballots requested by military personnel and other Americans living overseas for the 2008 election may have gone uncounted, according to findings released at a Senate hearing. Sen. Charles Schumer, chairman of the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, said the study released Wednesday, while providing only a snapshot of voting patterns, "is enough to show that the balloting process for service members is clearly in need of an overhaul." The committee, working with the Congressional Research Service, surveyed election offices in seven states with high numbers of military personnel: California, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania,...
  • Text: Democratic National Committee legal memo re: Michigan and Florida delegates

    05/28/2008 1:02:21 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 10 replies · 49+ views
    DNC legal memo ^ | May 28, 2008 | Democratic National Committee
    Excerpt - WASHINGTON--The Democratic National Committee Rules and Bylaws Committee meets Saturday to wrestle with the disputed delegates from Michigan and Florida. The essential questions, according to documents prepared for the meeting by the DNC--and obtained by this blog--is whether the Florida and Michigan delegates are to be seated and how these delegates then should be allocated between Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and the likely Democratic presidential nominee, Sen. Barack Obama. The package of materials includes staff analysis of the various issues, arguments and potentials. solutions. Michigan and Florida were stripped of their delegates as punishment for holding January primaries,...
  • DNC: Fla., Mich. Can't Be Fully Restored

    05/28/2008 7:15:58 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 67 replies · 626+ views
    DNC: Fla., Mich. Can't Be Fully Restored By AP/NEDRA PICKLER (WASHINGTON) — A Democratic Party rules committee has the authority to seat some delegates from Michigan and Florida but not fully restore the two states as Hillary Rodham Clinton wants, according to party lawyers. Democratic National Committee rules require that the two states lose at least half of their convention delegates for holding elections too early, the party's legal experts wrote in a 38-page memo. The memo was sent late Tuesday to the 30 members of the party's Rules and Bylaws Committee, which plans to meet Saturday at a Washington...
  • After purge, Obama campaign reinstates Calif. delegates

    04/10/2008 7:47:25 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 14 replies · 253+ views
    insidebayarea ^ | 4/10/2008 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD AP Political Writer
    LOS ANGELES—Facing a backlash from supporters, Barack Obama's campaign reversed course Thursday and reinstated hundreds of people to lists of prospective California delegates for the Democratic National Convention. The campaign's decision this week to block approximately 900 people from trying win seats to the convention as Obama delegates set off a deluge of criticism that reached Web sites, newspaper headlines and party offices, shaking a campaign known for galvanizing the party's grass roots. Campaign manager David Plouffe said in a letter to potential delegates that all names would be restored to ballots that will be used Sunday to elect delegates,...
  • (Former Michigan Democrat Senator) Riegle: Clinton's actions manipulated the ballot-(Soviet Style!)

    01/15/2008 12:15:40 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 25 replies · 327+ views
    US News ^ | 14 Jan 2008 | Political Bulletin
    The Detroit Free Press reports the Michigan Democratic ballot "is a sham that was rigged by Hillary Rodham Clinton, her husband and her supporters to give the nation the impression that she's the leading candidate in Michigan, an angry former Sen. Don Riegle said Monday." Riegle said, "What happened in Michigan is not very different from what used to happen in the old Soviet Union. The Clinton machine manipulated the ballot. They don't care how they win, only that they do. It's wrong and people need to know that."

    11/07/2006 6:19:26 PM PST · by FNG · 16 replies · 583+ views
    I just stood in line an hour to vote here in TX, and I was denied a vote because I was not registered. I put in for registration when I changed my TDL address, but it was never processed. The official at the polls told me it happened to a bunch of people. I live in Gregg county, and the DPS office is in Longview. I'm planning on calling the state number and complaining. If I were not a Caucasian Republican, I'd have an army down here tomorrow and make the news. This SUCKS. FNG out.
  • 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."
  • Presidential Candidate section of the Michigan Absentee ballot (UPDATE: No hoax, small exposure

    10/02/2004 10:40:30 PM PDT · by NavySEAL F-16 · 186 replies · 21,430+ views
    Live Journal ^ | October 1, 2004 | ann_arbor_ypsi
    <p>I'm posting this because I feel it should be seen, and because I know many people here are going to vote absentee for this upcoming election.</p> <p>Here is a picture of Presidential Candidate section of the Michigan Absentee ballot, and if you take a look, you might notice something VERY wrong.</p>
  • Two Men Seriously Burned After Lighting Fireworks In Vehicle

    06/29/2004 12:33:04 PM PDT · by Sweet_Sunflower29 · 94 replies · 938+ views ^ | June 29, 2004
    Two men are being treated in the burn trauma intensive care unit of Orlando Regional Medical Center with burns on 90 percent of their body. The victims are 23-year-old Artavis Walker and 27-year-old Antonio Robinson. Melbourne police say the men were driving in the area of Carver Street in a Toyota Corolla while lighting fireworks. Detectives believe an ember from a cigarette or a lit firework fell on the back seat and ignited the other fireworks. The car then caught on fire. Robinson was able to get out of the vehicle a few blocks before the car crashed into a...

    03/17/2004 5:58:20 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 122 replies · 616+ views ^ | March 17, 2004 | Neal Boortz
    By now I'm sure you've heard of ... a website where your Democrat neighbors can go to trade ideas and thoughts about this year's election. One of our alert listeners lifted a few postings on this website that I thought you might enjoy. Here, my friends, are your loving, compassionate Democratic neighbors at work. Why don't we all sit back and let them chose our next president ... waddaya say? Here's the first post: As we've heard again and again recently, if we are going to beat this bunch of rule breaking GOP misanthropes, we're going to have to...