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  • The Trial of Susan B. Anthony For Illegal Voting (Great Story: Tea Party Like!)

    02/16/2011 2:25:36 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 5 replies
    Jurist Law @ Pitt ^ | February 2001 | Douglas Linder
    The Anthony trial of 1873 helped answer the important question of whether women as "citizens" under the recently adopted Fourteenth Amendment were entitled, as one of the "privileges and immunities" that came with citizenship, to vote. The answer given by prim and conservative Justice Ward Hunt will surprise few, but the trial also shows Hunt with his hands full, not quite knowing how to shut up his feisty defendant. Read now about what "Aunt Susan" described in her diary as "the greatest outrage in judicial history!"
  • How Colorado confusion could spell convention trouble/Unseat CO delegates

    04/13/2016 2:23:08 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 62 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | April 11,2016 | Maeve Reston & Gabe Ramirez
    Cruz's resounding win in Colorado's GOP contest this weekend provided fresh evidence that Trump's campaign is still scrambling to catch up in the delegate hunt. But the Trump campaign's threat that they might challenge the Colorado results at the Republican National Convention showed something else: Their campaign is gearing up for battle in Cleveland -- and no error will go unnoticed. The debate over the national delegate selection in Colorado this weekend qualified as the very definition of inside baseball............. READ: The Colorado delegate process has to be see to be believed
  • Federalist #60, on "rendering it impracticable to the citizens at large to partake in the choice"

    04/12/2016 2:49:54 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 29 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 2/23/1788 | Alexander Hamilton
    ... But it is alledged that it might be employed in such a manner as to promote the election of some favourite class of men in exclusion of others; by confining the places of election to particular districts, and rendering it impracticable to the citizens at large to partake in the choice. Of all chimerical suppositions, this seems to be the most chimerical. On the one hand no rational calculation of probabilities would lead us to imagine, that the disposition, which a conduct so violent and extraordinary would imply, could ever find its way into the national councils; and on...
  • Conservative[?] activists plot to stop Donald Trump

    03/17/2016 9:08:38 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 66 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3-17-2016
    A group of conservative activists huddled behind closed doors Thursday at a Washington hotel to plot strategy to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump , including calling for a unity ticket to oppose him and a floor fight at the GOP convention to deny him the nomination. The meeting was led by conservative talk radio host Erick Erickson, a longtime outspoken critic of Mr. Trump . “We believe that the issue of Donald Trump is greater than an issue of party. It is an issue of morals and character that all Americans, not just those of us in the conservative movement,...
  • Joe Biden’s Israel stunner: American Jews should let Israel protect them

    03/29/2015 6:05:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Salon ^ | 3-29-15 | Corey Robin
    "No matter how deeply involved you are in the U.S. … there’s only one guarantee ... and that's the state of Israel" In the April issue of The Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg reports on a remarkable incident last fall at the residence of Vice President Joseph Biden. Speaking before guests—including leaders of Jewish organizations and Jewish officials in the Obama administration—invited to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, Biden recalled meeting Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir when he was a young man in the Senate: “I’ll never forget talking to her in her office with her assistant—a guy named Rabin—about the Six-Day War,” he...
  • AP Exclusive: Disabled often banned from voting

    07/10/2014 11:09:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 10, 2014 10:12 AM EDT | Michael R. Blood
    At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically denied that basic right in the nation’s largest county. A Voting Rights Act complaint to be filed Thursday with the U.S. Justice Department goes to a politically delicate subject that states have grappled with over the years: Where is the line to disqualify someone from the voting booth because of a cognitive or developmental impairment? The complaint by the Disability and Abuse Project...
  • In Va., bid to restore rights to nonviolent felons

    07/15/2013 5:35:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 15, 2013 6:00 PM EDT | Steve Szkotak
    The door opened Monday for tens of thousands of nonviolent felons in Virginia to regain the right to vote, with state officials outlining steps each will have to take to recapture their basic civil rights. Gov. Bob McDonnell has said up to 100,000 disenfranchised felons ultimately could be added to the voter rolls, serve on a jury or hold political office.“For past offenders, our goal is to grant civil rights back to as many as possible,” McDonnell said in a statement. “This is the right thing to do for all Virginians to help make the commonwealth a safer and better...
  • Another Massive Problem with Military Ballots in Wisconsin

    10/01/2012 5:52:13 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 32 replies
    MacIver Institute ^ | October 1, 2012 6:09 PM | MacIver News Service
    [Madison, Wisc...] At least 30 Wisconsin municipalities failed to send absentee ballots to military voters before the 45 day deadline, according to former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Anthony Principi, and he's demanding the Government Accountability Board address the problem immediately. As reported by the website, Principi sent a letter to the GAB on Monday pointing out the failure to meet the 45 day deadline is in violation of Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voter Act. "This violation is particularly unsettling in light of the fact that, only six months ago, a federal court entered a consent decree against...
  • VA: Military absentee ballots going AWOL in 2012

    09/30/2012 7:46:37 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 36 replies
    Military Vote Project ^ | Sunday September 30, 2012
    FREDERICKSBURG — A 92 percent drop in absentee-ballot requests by military personnel in Virginia is raising concerns that the Pentagon is failing to carry out a federal voting law. With only 1,746 military voters in Virginia requesting absentee ballots so far this year — out of 126,251 service members in the state —the Military Voter Protection Project says the system has broken down And it’s not just in the Old Dominion. MVPP Executive Director Eric Eversole reports significant declines in absentee-ballot requests by service members across the nation.
  • Voting laws may disenfranchise 10 million Hispanic U.S. citizens: study

    09/24/2012 6:20:51 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 77 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/24/2012 | Patricia Zengerle
    New voting laws in 23 of the 50 states could keep more than 10 million Hispanic U.S. citizens from registering and voting, a new study said on Sunday, a number so large it could affect the outcome of the November 6 election. The Latino community accounts for more than 10 percent of eligible voters nationally. But the share in some states is high enough that keeping Hispanic voters away from the polls could shift some hard-fought states from support for Democratic President Barack Obama and help his Republican rival, Mitt Romney. >>SNIP<< That imposes onerous and sometimes expensive documentation requirements...
  • ROB THE VOTE! - Obama’s secret strategy for staying in power

    08/02/2012 9:41:01 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    WND ^ | August, 02, 2012 | Staff
    The Obama administration is widely regarded as the most lawless in U.S. history. This much you already know. Not enough votes to pass Obamacare? Bribe senators. Don’t like the Defense of Marriage law? Refuse to defend it in court. Congress won’t pass the “Dream Act” granting amnesty to a million illegals? Do it yourself by executive fiat. Don’t want to defend America’s borders? Sue states that do. Don’t like congressional inquiries? Ignore their subpoenas. Obama’s violations are so blatant and manifold that nine states have joined together to sue the federal government for its rampant lawlessness. So, now comes election...
  • Obama Campaign Sues to Restrict Military Voting

    08/02/2012 7:04:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/2/12 | Mike Flynn
    President Barack Obama, along with many Democrats, likes to say that, while they may disagree with the GOP on many issues related to national security, they absolutely share their admiration and dedication to members of our armed forces. Obama, in particular, enjoys being seen visiting troops and having photos taken with members of our military. So, why is his campaign and the Democrat party suing to restrict their ability to vote in the upcoming election? On July 17th, the Obama for America Campaign, the Democratic National Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party filed suit in OH to strike down part...
  • U.S. District Court orders VA Board of Elections not to order/print ballots (Perry v VA SBoE)

    01/11/2012 9:31:14 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 17 replies · 1+ views
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of VA ^ | January 10, 2012 | Honorable John A. Gibney, Jr.
    In a five-page order yesterday, Judge Gibney of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, wrote: The Court finds that there is a strong likelihood that the Court will find the residency requirement for petition circulators to be unconstitutional. (...) If absentee ballots are printed, and particularly if they are mailed, it will impair the Court's ability to enter an order granting relief to the plaintiffs. They are presidential candidates and will have no chance to secure the delegates from Virginia at the Republican convention. The harm to them would obviously be irreparable. (...) The defendants point...
  • Hard Data Supporting Fraudulent Activity in Nevada Election - ACTION NEEDED

    11/03/2010 2:03:15 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 128 replies · 1+ views
    <self> | 11/3/2010 | lexinom and Black_Shark
    I put some effort into compiling this data and hope it may help prove, with hard data, that the Nevada "election" was not a one-legal-citizen, one-vote affair. I believe the Angle campaign has a case based on a comparison of the accuracy of polling of other races with that of their own, where the result was well outside the MOE of an aggregate of polls. Off one pull fine. Off seven by a wide margin, not kosher. The first data points (EXHIBIT A) are from a sampling of races and the poll aggregates leading up to election day. The second...
  • Military Ballots Late? UNACCEPTABLE. What To Do?

    10/16/2010 5:10:31 AM PDT · by ez · 25 replies
    Freeper Activism ^ | 10/16/10 | ez
    It seems that there are several instances of military ballots not being sent on time. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE in America. WE all rermember judges keeping the polls open in St. Louis and New Jersey in the past, because lawyers went before them claiming some couldn't vote. It is time to do that here. The purpose of this thread is for knowledgeable FReepers to tell us what steps must be taken to get the judiciary to extend these elections until all military ballots have been able to be counted. If we lose control of the vote, we lose control of the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: New York Violating MOVE Act

    10/10/2010 12:35:28 PM PDT · by Marty62 · 146 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published October 10, 2010 | By Jana Winter
    More than one week after its extended deadline, New York still hasn’t mailed out absentee ballots to all its 320,000 military servicemen and women and overseas voters, in clear violation of the MOVE Act, has learned. According to the 2009 MOVE Act, a state must send out its military and overseas ballots 45 days prior to elections. New York was granted a waiver to this deadline by the Department of Justice and given an additional 15 days -- until October 1 -- to send out all its ballots. On October 5, New York State Board of Elections co-directors informed...
  • Isn't it Ironic?

    10/24/2008 6:20:43 AM PDT · by Pagan Power · 4 replies · 236+ views
    Pagan Power ^ | October 24, 2008 | Pagan Power
    It is a well known fact that Obama gained his claim to fame by challenging the legitimacy of voter signatures on the petitions of his one time political mentor, Alice Palmer. At the time he declared that his actions were legitimate and perfectly legal. So he used the tactic to knock out his opponents one by one until the people of Illinois had no other choice than to vote for him. Here is a refresher course. Obama played hardball in first Chicago campaign In his first race for office, seeking a state Senate seat on Chicago's gritty South Side in...
  • Take the Money and Run

    10/10/2008 8:17:35 AM PDT · by Pagan Power · 3 replies · 212+ views
    Pagan Power ^ | October 10, 2008 | Pagan Power
    This sure is turning out to be an interesting election. The things we are learning daily only confirm the suspicions many of us have had from the start. There is a concerted effort on the part of the Obama campaign and the DNC to commit voter fraud and thus voter disenfranchisement. Chicago style. Anything we might have imagined way back when is suddenly coming to pass. Thankfully the light of truth is beginning to be shined upon all of these nefarious activities. Hell, even the New York Times is starting to actually do little semi-unbiased but not really reporting. Fictitious...
  • Florida Disenfranchisement Part 2

    04/08/2008 8:05:57 PM PDT · by airedale · 3 replies · 87+ views
    The media didn't talk about it but in the 2000 election contest the Democratic strategy if they couldn't get the vote count to go their way was to tie the results up in the court so that Florida wouldn't be able to field electors. This would have cut 25 electors from Bush's total and given Gore the election. The Florida state legislature was dominated by the Republican party who let it be known that they could appoint the electors and with the Supreme Court decision the Democrats effort to win the election by disenfranchising Florida was shelved. In the primary...
  • L.A. County ballot flaw could void hundreds of thousands of votes(Florida In L.A.!!)

    02/06/2008 9:47:49 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 37 replies · 14,218+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 1-6-08 | Troy Anderson
    Problem involves nonpartisan crossovers for president Fearing a "Florida in Los Angeles County" fiasco over the confusing "double bubble" voter ballot, officials said Tuesday they are concerned a ballot design flaw could prevent hundreds of thousands of nonpartisan votes for president from counting. Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo called on Secretary of State Debra Bowen and acting Registrar-Recorder Dean Logan to review the county's unique and potentially confusing ballot. "It would be unfortunate if nonpartisan voters, confused by the county's unique `double bubble' ballot design, did not have their vote counted," Delgadillo said. Secretary of State's Office spokeswoman Nicole...