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  • 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 WisPolitics.com, 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, FoxNews.com 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
    vanity
    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...
  • Democratic Party bars Florida party members from 2008 convention if primary is held before Feb. 5

    08/26/2007 10:04:56 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies · 797+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 8-25-07 | NYTimes
    <p>WASHINGTON | The Democratic National Committee voted Saturday to refuse to seat any Florida Democrat at the 2008 presidential convention if the state party did not delay its primary.</p> <p>The committee gave Florida Democrats 30 days to propose a primary date that conformed with Democratic rules prohibiting all but four states from holding their primaries or caucuses before Feb. 5.</p>
  • Disenfranchisement of Military Personnel, again?(Vanity)

    11/06/2006 8:18:00 PM PST · by Spruce · 46 replies · 1,100+ views
    self | 11-06-2006 | self
    I just finished my daily phone conversation with my daughter. She is stationed overseas in the Air Force and we talk every day when possible. During the conversation I asked her if she voted yet. She sighed and said "I was told my ballot was rejected because it was late. Again.". I asked "Were you timely?". She answered "Dad, I filled out my ballot and sent it back the day I received it. They did this to us the last time I tried to vote. WTF?"
  • NYT- 'A Silent Disenfranchisement ' of Voters?

    10/30/2006 6:53:54 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 25 replies · 902+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 10/30/06 | warner todd huston
    The New York Times is sure that voters are losing their rights the country over, in essence yelling "the sky is falling, the sky is falling" for voters this year. They have been ballyhooing that voters are being "disenfranchised" all across the country by voting machines and voting law changes -- their biggest worry being ID requirements. The Times points in horror to the continuing effort of the States to nail down who is eligible and a proliferation of new laws assuring that eligibility before casting a ballot claiming this is proof of such "disenfranchisement". Ridiculously, the Times has decided...
  • A NATIONAL LAUGHINGSTOCK ONCE MORE

    01/23/2006 5:36:56 PM PST · by MrBallroom · 11 replies · 1,588+ views
    The American Partisan ^ | January 23, 2006 | Timothy Rollins
    A NATIONAL LAUGHINGSTOCK ONCE MORE by Timothy Rollins, Editor and Publisher January 23, 2006 For many Americans, Milwaukee is best known for Hall-of-Famer Bob Uecker, homosexual pedophile and cannibal-turned-serial-killer Jeffrey Dahmer, and most recently, voter fraud on a larger scale than any other major U.S. city, with the exception of Philadelphia, where in all likelihood, Democrats there are probably still casting Benjamin Franklin's ballot every two years.In a news story that broke nationwide 14 months ago when it happened, five operatives with the Wisconsin Democratic Party were arrested for slashing tires on a fleet of vans rented by the Wisconsin...
  • Sudden plea deals in tire slashing case

    01/20/2006 1:22:41 PM PST · by mafree · 100 replies · 4,566+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1/20/05 | Greg Nunnaly
    In an unexpected twist in the Election Day tire slashing trial, four former Kerry-Edwards campaign staffers, including the sons of U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) and former Acting Mayor Marvin Pratt, have agreed to plead no contest to misdemeanors. The plea agreements came in the middle of jury deliberations after an eight-day trial on felony property damage charges that carried potential 3 1/2 year prison terms upon conviction. Michael Pratt, 33, Sowande Omokunde, 26, Lewis G. Caldwell, 29, and Lavelle Mohammad, 36, have all pleaded no contest to misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property. Omokunde is Moore's son. Prosecutors...
  • For the First Time, Justice Department Alleges Voting Disenfranchisement Against Whites

    12/28/2005 4:33:46 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 60 replies · 2,438+ views
    http://abcnews.go.com/ ^ | 12 28 05 | JAKE TAPPER and AVERY MILLER
    MACON, Miss., Dec. 28, 2005 — In overwhelmingly black and Democratic Noxubee County, Miss., everybody knows local Democratic Party chairman Ike Brown. Officials at the U.S. Justice Department know Brown too; they're suing him. Using the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the government has alleged that Brown and local elections officials discriminated against whites. It is the first time the Justice Department has ever claimed that whites suffered discrimination in voting because of race. "When I read the letter, it was junk, you know, bogus," Brown told ABC News. The Justice Department says Brown and local elections officials disenfranchised whites —...
  • OVER THE TOP

    10/31/2005 3:41:35 PM PST · by MrBallroom · 12 replies · 987+ views
    The American Partisan ^ | 31 October 2005 | Timothy Rollins
    OVER THE TOP by Timothy Rollins, Editor and Publisher First of Two Parts October 31, 2005 Once again, Democrat Governor Jim Doyle of Wisconsin (right) has gone over the top in his decision to veto - for the third time - legislation requiring photo ID for voting at the polls. Despite addressing past flaws in earlier versions of similar bills submitted by the Republican-controlled legislature that deservedly died a quick death over failure to have sufficient safeguards, the fact that Doyle was quick at the trigger to veto this latest version only serves to reinforce in the minds of many...
  • Possible Disenfranchisement of military vote in El Paso - help

    05/09/2005 9:02:48 PM PDT · by Captain El Paso · 11 replies · 505+ views
    Captain El Paso
    My family has lived on Fort Bliss for almost 6 years. Like all military families, our business is not limited to the facilities on post. Our daughter attends preschool at our church on off-post. We regularly shop at Basset Center, businesses around Fort Bliss, and, when we want to get away, the Sunland Park Mall area. We are zoo society members, cheer for the UTEP Miners, and regularly support the El Paso Diablos, our minor league baseball team. Until Saturday, 7 May, I thought that El Paso appreciated the military. Mayor Joe Wardy, Dem., touted his achievements this campaign season,...
  • Kerry Charges Disenfranchisement in '04 Election (Barf Alert)

    01/17/2005 6:55:50 PM PST · by imskylark · 59 replies · 1,061+ views
    AP ^ | Monday, January 17, 2005
    BOSTON — Sen. John Kerry (search), in some of his most pointed public comments yet about the presidential election, invoked Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy on Monday as he criticized President Bush and decried reports of voter disenfranchisement (search). The Massachusetts Democrat, Bush's challenger in November, spoke at Boston's annual Martin Luther King Day Breakfast. He reiterated that he decided not to challenge the election results, but "thousands of people were suppressed in the effort to vote." "Voting machines were distributed in uneven ways. In Democratic districts, it took people four, five, eleven hours to vote, while Republicans (went) through...
  • Would somebody please tell the Democrats that Bush won

    01/06/2005 7:14:20 AM PST · by thebiggestdog · 2 replies · 159+ views
    www.hotchicken.com ^ | 1-06-04 | www.hothchicken.com
    I am still in shock. Here we are, less than twenty days from the inaguration of W. part II and John Conyers is still protesting the election in Ohio! My first question is why? Didn't his buddy Michael Moore have hundred of election day observers with video cameras stationed all around the state looking for trouble? They found none, but that isn't good enough for John. Conyers is claiming there were serious election irregularities and "significant disenfranchisement" of Ohio voters. As claim of this, he and his buddies have compiled a 102 page report listing what they say is enough...
  • DNC leader plans investigation of Ohio voting irregularities

    12/08/2004 3:21:04 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 29 replies · 899+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | December 7,2004 | Darryl Fears
    The leader of the Democratic National Committee announced Monday that he will start an investigation into voting irregularities in Ohio, where lines snaked outside some inner-city polling places on election day and provisional ballots were sometimes in short supply. Terry McAuliffe, chairman of the DNC, said the aim of "this comprehensive study is not to contest the results of the 2004 election, but to help ensure that every eligible vote cast is truly counted." McAuliffe made his announcement on the same day that Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell certified the state's final presidential election results, declaring President Bush...
  • Representative-elect's son arrested in tire slashings

    11/05/2004 11:13:28 PM PST · by alydar · 142 replies · 5,388+ views
    Milwaukee Journal ^ | 11/5 | JOHN DIEDRICH
    The 25-year-old son of newly elected congresswoman Gwen Moore was arrested Friday by Milwaukee police and later released in connection with the election day slashing of tires on 20 vans and cars rented by the Republican Party, according to police records. Sowande Ajumoke Omokunde, also known as Supreme Solar Allah, arrived at the Milwaukee police administration building Friday morning with his attorney, was arrested at 9 a.m. and held in the police holding facility for several hours before being released, according to records. Omokunde is one of three suspects who had been arrested as of late Friday. Opel E. Simmons...
  • Talk about disenfranchisement

    11/01/2004 4:49:46 PM PST · by repub_phdstudent · 28 replies · 204+ views
    I am a 22-year old living and attending school in New York City, and I have been an avid supporter of our President from day one. I re-registered to vote two months ago in my hometown, which is located in Essex county, New Jersey, after having been registered in the town of my undergraduate institution for the last four years. I also applied for an absentee ballot, anticipating that because I had just moved to NYC to begin my graduate school career at NYU, I would probably not have the opportunity to return to New Jersey on election day. My...
  • Quinn calls for impeachment of Rendell

    10/28/2004 8:40:51 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 40 replies · 1,743+ views
    Quinn in the Morning ^ | October 28, 2004 | ManHunter
    This morning, regionally-syndicated talk show host, Jim Quinn (www.warroom.com), called for a statewide movement to impeach Governor Rendell, should he not change his position on a USDOJ petition to extend the deadline for receipt of military absentee ballots.
  • VoteFraud04: New site covers all things voting-related

    10/27/2004 12:31:29 PM PDT · by logocentric · 9 replies · 547+ views
    One thing is certain: 2004 will not repeat 2000. History never does. We can be certain that both campaigns and both parties are frantically trying to predict (and manipulate) the impact of voter error-and-fraud before, as well as after, this election. When the state-wide nature of the electoral system (think: battleground states) is factored into this equation plus the likelihood that the Supreme Court is going to stay out of the mess this time around ... your guess will therefore be as good as mine...
  • Letter from Senator John Warner: This Fall, Help Our Brave Troops Vote

    10/26/2004 2:35:24 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 388+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | October 26, 2004
    Of the millions who will head to the polls this November, who among them takes greater risks to protect our Constitutional voting rights than the military men and women serving the world over, often in harm’s way, to guarantee our freedom? The 2004 Presidential election is the first in over three decades to take place while America is at war. As November 2 approaches, we owe it to our brave men and women serving overseas to do everything we can to ensure that they, too, can cast a ballot for the candidate of their choice. Although our laws guarantee every...
  • Duval County Supervisor Of Elections Resigning

    10/18/2004 9:40:18 AM PDT · by tutstar · 62 replies · 1,916+ views
    First Coast News ^ | 10/18/2004 | First Coast News Staff
    John Stafford, Duval County's Supervisor Of Elections, has sent a letter to the Governor saying he was resigning for medical reasons effective today.
  • No Evidence of 2000 Voter Intimidation

    10/17/2004 8:58:43 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 16 replies · 764+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Oct. 15, 2004 | FoxNews
    BRIT HUME, HOST: It is an article of faith among Democrats that the 2000 election was stolen from them by the deliberate disenfranchisement of hundred of thousands, if not millions of voters in Florida alone. After the election, the U.S. Civil Rights Commission (search), not noted for having Republican sympathy, conducted an investigation. And what did it find? Peter Kirsanow (search) is a Republican member of the commission. He joins me now from Cleveland. Mr. Kirsanow, welcome and thank you for joining us. PETER KIRSANOW, CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION: Thank you. HUME: Tell me about the Civil Rights Commission's inquiries into...
  • Fearful Voters? (The "Disenfranchisement" Lie)

    10/17/2004 4:26:08 PM PDT · by MisterRepublican · 13 replies · 439+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 17, 2004 | Jennifer C. Braceras
    Recently, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held its fourth hearing this year into voting in the 2004 presidential election. To date, much of the testimony has focused on claims — by liberal activists — that Republicans plan to "steal" the November presidential election by stripping African-Americans of their constitutional right to vote. Such claims were previously regarded as the stuff of urban legend. But they have been given new life by Democratic politicians, including Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois, who has brazenly referred to Republicans as "voter terrorists," and former President Jimmy Carter, who has claimed Florida election...
  • FLORIDAS ALL OVER DEMS EYE ELECTION LAWSUITS

    10/14/2004 6:21:25 AM PDT · by OESY · 19 replies · 1,331+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 14, 2004 | COLLIN LEVEY
    ...Call it the sour-grapes insurance policy: If John Kerry loses, Democrats can always use their lawyers to say the Republicans stole the election — again. [T]he Kerry team, has said the campaign intends to be able to "fight five statewide recounts and still have funds available to the campaign." The ...local Lawyers Committee for the Kerry Campaign has raised $2 million to support recount efforts [and] set up its own nationwide legal network, in lieu of the usual local Democratic Lawyers Associations.... The lawsuits may materialize even in the wake of a decisive Bush victory: Democrats have learned that hinting...
  • Kerry says Republicans suppressing voting in swing states

    10/03/2004 9:48:03 PM PDT · by ambrose · 54 replies · 1,296+ views
    AP ^ | 10/3/04
    Posted on Mon, Oct. 04, 2004 Kerry says Republicans suppressing voting in swing states MARY DALRYMPLE Associated Press CLEVELAND - Republicans have been trying to suppress voting in states where the presidential race is too close to call, Democratic nominee John Kerry said Sunday at one of the city's largest predominantly black churches. "In battleground states across the country, we're hearing stories of how people are trying to make it harder to file for additional time, or how they're making it harder to even register," Kerry told an enthusiastic congregation at East Mt. Zion Baptist Church. "We're not going to...
  • The 2000 Election: Where's the Disenfranchisement?

    09/28/2004 8:09:40 AM PDT · by DRILL SGT. D · 17 replies · 716+ views
    Glenn Beck website ^ | Joseph Kerry
    The 2000 Election: Where's the Disenfranchisement? --------------------------------------------------------------------------by Joseph Kerry Senator John Kerry made a fantastic statement while speaking to a predominantly black audience in Indianapolis this past spring. While criticizing the Bush administration for calling "[the Kerry campaign] pessimists for speaking truth to power," Kerry stated: "Don't tell us disenfranchising a million African Americans and stealing their votes is the best we can do. This time, in 2004, not only will every vote count - we're going to make sure that every vote is counted." This wasn't a new accusation by Kerry. Both he and Edwards made similar statements in...
  • The Florida Myth [Black Voter Disenfranchisement]

    09/23/2004 6:29:27 PM PDT · by The Real Indepman · 15 replies · 640+ views
    National Review ^ | October 15, 2003 | Peter Kirsanow
    John Kerry's Jim Crow America... "The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights investigated these allegations over a six-month period beginning in January 2001. Its 200-page majority report, Voting Irregularities in Florida During the 2000 Presidential Election, excoriates Florida's election officials for various acts of misfeasance. But the conclusions drawn by the report often bore little relationship to the facts contained therein. And media descriptions of the report did little to dispel the widespread belief among the black electorate that blacks had been systematically targeted for harassment, intimidation, and disenfranchisement."
  • Nader disqualified from ballot (Oregon)

    09/01/2004 5:50:41 PM PDT · by ambrose · 16 replies · 586+ views
    kgw news ^ | 9-1-04
    Nader disqualified from ballot 09/01/2004 By CHARLES E. BEGGS / Associated Press Once an admired figure in Oregon, Ralph Nader has failed to qualify for the state's presidential ballot because some petition sheets turned in by his supporters failed to comply with state law, Secretary of State Bill Bradbury said Wednesday. It was a serious setback for Nader, who captured 5 percent of the Oregon vote in the 2000 presidential election. Now-President Bush was barely defeated by Democrat Al Gore in Oregon in that election, and Democrats contend Gore's slim 6,700-vote margin over Bush was due to Nader. But Nader...
  • Keyes WILL BE ON THE BALLOT [See post #441]

    08/27/2004 3:22:02 PM PDT · by Southside_Chicago_Republican · 800 replies · 12,627+ views
    Illinois Leader ^ | August 27, 2004 | The Leader Chicago Bureau
    5:00 PM: IllinoisLeader.com has just learned that proposed Republican U.S. Senate nominee Alan Keyes' spot on the November 2 ballot is in jeopardy. The Illinois State Board of Elections is currently in an overtime meeting in Chicago to deliberate the decision. 5:05 PM: At question is whether the Illinois Republican State Party had the authority to appoint anyone to the U.S. Senate position vacated by Jack Ryan. Stay tuned as we blog the unfolding events.
  • Challenger hard to find for newly anointed Lipinski

    08/18/2004 5:29:42 AM PDT · by Southside_Chicago_Republican · 3 replies · 334+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 18, 2004 | Carol Marin
    Honestly, I don't know how Bill Lipinski, John Daley, Mike Madigan or Tom Hynes kept a straight face Tuesday. Or how the other dozen political bosses in the room did either. There they were, Democratic committeeman sitting side by side in a Holiday Inn meeting room just south of Midway Airport in the heart of Lipinski territory. These scions of Chicago political dynasties were engaged in the "serious" business of picking a candidate to replace Lipinski on the November ballot in the 3rd District congressional election. Little wonder few members of the public showed up. This gathering had nothing to...
  • The Florida Myth: An urban legend to fire up the base

    07/15/2004 9:22:17 AM PDT · by OESY · 51 replies · 3,028+ views
    National Review ^ | July 15, 2004 | Peter Kirsanow
    This article from October 15, 2003 was basically reprinted today in the New York Post under the title "2000 Vote Myths." It takes on a special relevance because of Kerry's false claim that one million blacks were disenfranchised in the 2000 election: * * * The Florida Myth: An urban legend to fire up the base, by Peter Kirsanow Political myths can overcome facts through sheer repetition: The New Deal ended the Depression, tax cuts caused budget deficits in the Eighties, etc. These myths serve vital partisan imperatives — especially when the policy cupboards of the partisans are bare or...
  • Nader ordered off Arizona ballot

    07/02/2004 9:45:06 AM PDT · by AntiGuv · 82 replies · 805+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 2, 2004 | Paul Davenport
    PHOENIX – A judge Friday ordered independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader off Arizona's ballot after Nader supporters surrendered in the face of a challenge mounted by Democrats. Two Democratic voters last week filed a lawsuit, backed by the Arizona Democratic Party, challenging the validity of Nader's nominating petitions and other documents.
  • Absentee ballots to be mailed late; some worry votes may not be counted

    06/29/2004 7:12:45 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 6 replies · 362+ views
    Nashville Tennessee's primary liberal newspapaer | 6/29/04 | BRAD SCHRADE
    Link to Article.Due to copyright complaints, the article cannot be posted. Here is the meat of it: The law requires that absentee ballots be mailed 45 days before any election to give military and other citizens living outside the US plenty of time to get their ballot and return them. The way the article reads that at the time of the printing (today), the ballots are already 8 days late and the (Democrat run) Davidson Co. Election commission says that they will be mailed "in a day or two". With the holiday weekend coming, some say that it will be...
  • It Is Only Disenfranchisement When Democrats Lose An Election

    10/09/2003 8:14:13 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 6 replies · 314+ views
    NewsPundit.net ^ | 10/9/2003 | By Kevin L. Martin
    It Is Only Disenfranchisement When Democrats Lose An ElectionPolitical Commentary Liberal Activists did not even wait for the polls to close in California's historical recall election of Governor Gray Davis before they were screaming about their voters being disenfranchised. Liberal Activist and Democratic Party Operative Jesse Jackson wasted no time in charging that the Davis Campaign had received calls from over 30,000 California residents who Mr. Jackson claimed were being disenfranchised, could not find polling places, and that there were not enough polling place available in an appearance on Fox News's Hannity and Colmes. Host Sean Hannity pressed Mr. Jackson...
  • Can A Supreme Court Re-define Words?

    07/26/2003 10:08:40 AM PDT · by Eastbound · 90 replies · 1,845+ views
    self-vanity | 7/26/03 | Eastbound
    In a recent discussion on a 'right to marry' thread, a new poster made the statement that the Mass. supreme court was in the process of 're-defining' the word, 'marriage'' to include homosexual unions. Throughout the history of the human race, the word, 'marriage,' always referred to the union of a man and a woman. In fact, the legal dictionary specifically defines 'marriage' as pertaining to a man and a woman. The question I would like to address is not whether homosexuals do or do not have the 'right' to marry, but more importanty, does a supreme court have the...
  • Early-voting ballots in Bexar ruled illegal

    11/02/2002 8:55:00 AM PST · by wildbill · 26 replies · 607+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 11/02/2002 | Sherry Sylvester
    As the last day of early voting wound down Friday, a federal judge ruled that the two-sheet ballot Bexar County has been using for two weeks violates state and federal laws. U.S. District Judge Edward C. Prado wrote that the ballot, which requires voters who want to vote a straight ticket to mark both sheets, "is a change affecting voting and is ineffective without preclearance from the Department of Justice under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act." The League of United Latin American Citizens, which filed the lawsuit protesting the two-sheet ballot, and the Democratic Party of Texas, which...
  • 1,000 Republican Students Denied Right to Vote

    10/24/2002 2:35:49 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 219 replies · 1,184+ views
    1,000 Republican Students Denied Right to Vote Posted Tuesday, October 22, 2002 | Email a CommentStudent Voter Rights Denied By Clark County JudgeDemocrats to Blame for Disenfranchisement of Registered Voters Arkadelphia, AR In what is perhaps one of the most egregious acts of voter disenfranchisement in Arkansas history, Judge John A. Thomas a Clark County circuit judge today issued a decision to prohibit registered students from voting who attend Ouachita Baptist University and Henderson State University. The decision comes after a complaint was filed by Floyd Thomas Curry, an Arkadelphia resident and the son of a local Democratic candidate....
  • Articulate conservative response politely requested. Florida election debacle.

    04/17/2002 10:57:50 PM PDT · by smaturin · 67 replies · 690+ views
    Gregpalast.com ^ | March 1, 2002 | Gregory Palast
    Hello, I'd like to discuss this article about the mistakes that were made in stripping voters from the rolls in Florida. It seems like serious stuff to me, and I'd like to hear a reaction from a conservative. I'm hoping to start understanding the conservative position on a number of things, and I think this site might be a way to get beyond shallow namecalling and partisanship. Cheers!