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  • Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander - Netanyahu avoids 'electioneering' in the US

    03/08/2016 6:53:02 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/8/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Just about a year ago, the Obama administration, furious with Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu, let everyone who would listen know that it deemed the Prime Minister's address to a joint session of Congress two weeks before the Israeli elections to be 'electioneering.' In the summer of 2012, the administration went out of its way to accuse Netanyahu of interfering in the US election by hosting Republican nominee Mitt Romney three and a half months before that election took place. Now, the shoe is on the other foot. With the media paying less and less attention to Obama, he wants a...
  • Let’s Celebrate the Death of the Mainstream Media! (extremely satisfying read alert)

    05/18/2015 4:29:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 18, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Picking on the mainstream media is easier than offending radical feminists, and almost as much fun, but just because it’s barely a challenge doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do it. We should. We must. All decent, patriotic Americans yearn for the day when the effects of emerging technologies combine with the mainstream media’s insufferable progressive cheerleading to finally destroy it. Its death throes are underway, but it won’t buy the farm overnight. The body of the mainstream media is still shambling along, wreaking havoc, long after it its brain has died. So we need to put down the mainstream media like...
  • New mayor of Mo. city met by police, suspended over alleged voter fraud

    04/26/2015 9:18:20 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 25, 2015
    The new mayor of a Missouri city [next to Ferguson] had a tough first day on the job when she was met by police at City Hall and informed she had been suspended over allegations of voter fraud. Betty McCray, the newly elected mayor of the city of Kinloch, was met in the parking lot at City Hall Thursday by police officers and the city attorney holding articles of impeachment, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. “You can’t come in as mayor,” attorney James Robinson told McCray. “You have been suspended.” McCray, however, was defiant, telling Robinson, “You may be the...
  • Homeland Security Working Overtime to Add ‘New Americans’ by 2016 Election

    04/24/2015 2:06:42 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    P.J. Media ^ | April 23, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Sources at the Department of Homeland Security report to PJ Media that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is reallocating significant resources to sending letters to all 9,000,000 green card holders urging them to naturalize prior to the 2016 election. President Obama’s amnesty by edict has always been about adding new Democrats to the voter rolls, and recent action by the Department of Homeland Security provides further proof. Sources at the Department of Homeland Security report to PJ Media that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is reallocating significant resources away from a computer system — the “Electronic...
  • 'God bless you' cited in firing of Derry election worker

    11/10/2014 9:32:11 AM PST · by Boston Blackie · 13 replies
    Union Leader .com ^ | HUNTER McGEE
    Ruth Provencal was terminated last month for saying “God bless you” to voters and other forms of “electioneering,” Renee Routhier, chairman of Derry’s Supervisors of the Checklist, said Saturday.“We have to be politically correct at the polls; I can’t allow certain things to go on because it falls under electioneering,” Routhier said.
  • IL Poll Workers Break Law – Tell Obama to “Vote Democrat” at Chicago Polling Booth (Video)

    10/21/2014 10:48:08 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-21-14 | Jim Hoft
    After spending the weekend golfing, President Barack Obama flew to Chicago Monday to vote in the 2014 midterm elections. Reporters were there to film the event. At one point one of the workers tells Obama to “Vote Democrat.” Of course, this is against the law. Cook County is a Campaign-Free Zone – asking voters to vote a particular way is strictly prohibited..
  • GOP runoff shows new angle to minority voting

    06/28/2014 5:32:46 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    AP ^ | June 28, 2014 | Jesse Holland
    Sen. Thad Cochran's GOP primary victory, thanks in part to black Mississippians who turned out to vote for him, exemplifies a new math that politicians of all persuasions may be forced to learn as this country's voting population slowly changes complexion. [Snip] "I think that Thad Cochran is a shot across the bow to be felt for a long time," said the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who was the first minority presidential candidate to win a statewide primary or caucus in 1984 and 1988. "You cannot win in the new South or win in national elections with all-white primaries. This is...
  • Madison group sues IRS over political activity by churches

    11/15/2012 11:10:35 AM PST · by Ellendra · 36 replies
    Channel 3000 ^ | 11-15-2012
    MADISON, Wis. - The Madison-based Freedom from Religion Foundation argues in a federal lawsuit that the Internal Revenue Service is violating the U.S. Constitution by allowing tax-exempt churches and religious organizations to get involved in political campaigns. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Madison cites full-page ads run this fall in the New York Times and other newspapers by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and a letter that Illinois Bishop Daniel Jenky required to be read in churches the weekend before the presidential election. The lawsuit argues that not enforcing the law prohibiting tax-exempt religious organizations from...
  • Unreal: Giant Obama Mural Painted On Wall Inside Philly Polling Place…

    11/06/2012 8:32:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/6/12 | Tim Miller
    Unreal: Obama mural inside polling place in Philly. No wonder they are kicking out GOP officials.
  • Detroit Polls: Obama Campaigner Punches Voter in Face

    11/06/2012 7:44:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/6/12 | Election Journal
    REPORT: A woman in a Detroit polling location was aggressively campaigning for Obama. A female voter in line objected. The Obama supporter punched the woman in the face.
  • Woman Blocked from Voting over 'Bible' T-Shirt

    11/01/2012 12:45:38 PM PDT · by massmike · 58 replies ^ | 11/01/2012 | n/a
    A woman was blocked from early voting near Austin, Texas, last week after wearing a T-shirt that said "Vote the Bible." A pro-family group called Texas Values said election workers told resisdent Kay Hill at the Taylor City Hall polling place in Williamson County her shirt was quote "offensive." She was told to turn the shirt inside out, go home and change, or cover up the words "Vote the Bible." Hill tried to disagree but was eventually forced to cover up her Bible message. Poll workers reportedly provided a jacket for her to wear over the shirt. "It's outrageous that...
  • “Vote the Bible” T-Shirt Banned In A Texas County, Called “Offensive”

    10/31/2012 11:22:14 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 44 replies
    Texas Values ^ | October 31, 2012 | David Walls
    Texas Values Assists Intimidated Voter Forced to Cover Up Her Religious T-Shirt Before Voting Austin, TX, October 31, 2012–During early voting last week, a Texas voter in Williamson County was banned from wearing a t-shirt with the words “Vote the Bible” printed on the front. On October 24, Williamson County election workers at the Taylor City Hall polling place told Kay Hill that before she would be allowed to vote she had to turn her shirt inside out, go home and change, or cover up the words “Vote the Bible” because they “may be offensive to some people.” After voicing...
  • Administration Tells Defense Contractors to Flout the Law

    10/10/2012 11:57:06 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 Oct 2012 | John Semmens
    The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice (WARN) Act is intended to alert workers of firms holding government contracts if their jobs might be in danger due to government budget actions. Right now, unless Congress takes preventative measures a significant reduction in defense outlays will occur on January 1, 2013. According to statute, firms must notify workers 60 days in advance of that date. The Obama Administration’s Department of Labor (DOL), contrary to this law, has instructed contractors not to comply with this legal requirement. Though failure to comply would expose these firms to potential tort damages, the DOL has assured...
  • Feds: Sebelius violated federal law by campaigning for Obama

    09/12/2012 7:07:06 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept 12, 2012
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius violated federal law when she campaigned this winter for President Obama, federal investigators announced Wednesday. Sebelius broke the law by making “extemporaneous partisan remarks” during a speech in February at a Human Rights Campaign Event in Charlotte, N.C., according to the Office of Special Counsel (OSC). She made the comments in the city that would later host the Democratic National Convention. ... The agency said Sebelius’ comments violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits public officials from campaigning in an official capacity. The agency said the Department of Health and Human Services after the...

    08/06/2012 7:56:44 PM PDT · by magna carta · 2 replies
    Texas Secretary of State- Hope Andrade ^ | July 19,2012 | Keith Ingram
    Petition Signature Gathering Please be advised that any persons who wish to gather petition signatures must do so beyond the 100-foot distance markers. Petition signatures for any type of election may not be collected inside the early voting or election day polling place or within the 100-foot distance marker. Petition gathering is considered electioneering for or against a measure, which is prohibited within the 100-foot distance marker. Id. §§ 61.003, 85.036.
  • (Democrat) Wood wins by 5 votes in recount reversal (Rat steals another South Texas election alert)

    11/15/2010 11:44:21 AM PST · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Brownsville Herald ^ | November 14, 2010 | Emma Perez Trevino
    Carlos Cascos stood his ground Sunday, disputing reports from Democratic Party officials that a review of the recount of Nov. 2 election returns showed him losing to John Wood by five votes for county judge instead of winning by 50 votes as the Cameron County Elections Department had reported Saturday night. “I look forward to continuing my work for the people of Cameron County as their county judge,” Cascos, the Republican incumbent, wrote in a press release issued at noon Sunday. Shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday, word began to spread that a review of tally sheets at the recount —...
  • Palin rips Murkowski over radio host

    10/29/2010 11:32:32 PM PDT · by freespirited · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/30/10 | Shira Toeplitz
    Sarah Palin took aim at Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski late Friday evening, after a phone call from the senator’s camp resulted in the suspension of a local conservative radio talk show host. Palin charged on her Facebook page that one of Murkowski’s “hired guns threatened” radio personality Dan Fagan, who encouraged hundreds of Alaskans to file as write-in candidates Thursday afternoon just hours before the filing deadline – a development that was seen as a blow to the senator’s write-in candidacy. Murkowski’s media buyer, John Tracy, called Fagan’s radio station Friday to tell the station manager that he believed the...
  • Would-be Emperor and Empress Obama Continue to Flout US Laws

    10/18/2010 7:47:03 AM PDT · by unspun · 12 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | October 18, 2010 | Sher Zieve
    It appears--as it has for a long long time--that Democrat “leaders” are not subject to any laws save the ones they make up…all by themselves. And as the US Department of Justice is now as corrupt as any has ever been, no one will do anything to stop the open crookedness and thievery going on in an open and “in your face” fashion. So, here are a few (at the very least) things to remember that We-the-People will probably have to look forward to on 2 November 2010: Intimidation by the New Black Panthers and Obama union thugs of--specifically--white...
  • OH NO, MICHELLE O: First Lady Allegedly Campaigns for her Husband's Agenda Inside a Polling Place

    10/15/2010 5:17:42 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 24 replies
    WebToday | 10-15-10 | WebToday
    As a former ACORN official turned whistleblower, Anita Moncrief knows a thing or two about electioneering. In fact, in the months leading up to the 2008 election, she had been in contact with a writer at the New York Times – Stephanie Strom – about how the Obama campaign was corrupting the voting process. Taken in the context of Michelle Obama's alleged comments inside a polling station days before the 2010 elections, the first lady has added yet another sad chapter in the questionable practices of Team Obama and the electoral process, including the case involving the New Black Panther...
  • Elections Board refusing to look at Michelle Obama for polling place campaigning

    10/15/2010 4:13:22 AM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | October 15, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    The Democrat Chairman of the Chicago Board of Elections refuses to investigate Michelle Obama for her reported poling place campaigning. Democrat Chairman Langdon D. Neal and his Chicago Board of Elections are not investigating the First Lady for her, if true, complete violation of Illinois state law that strictly forbids electioneering at any polling place. The First Lady was in Chicago’s South Side yesterday, where she cast her ballot early at a voting center. However, reports soon emerged that she had actively campaigned on behalf of her husband—who is about to possibly lose both chambers of Congress and currently has...
  • Oh my: Michelle Obama electioneering in polling place?

    10/14/2010 4:52:25 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Oct 14, 2010
    Oh my: Michelle Obama electioneering in polling place? posted at 7:15 pm on October 14, 2010 by Allahpundit regular view When Drudge puts up the red font — with italics, no less — we’re almost obliged to blog it, aren’t we? I’m … outrageously outraged?
  • Today: Obama Day at Public Schools & 8 Primaries(Electioneering)

    09/14/2010 7:41:02 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 3 replies
    Various | Sept 14, 2010 | libertarian27
    Today, September 14th is Obama Day at schools across the country. From the White House site: 1:00pm - The President delivers his second annual Back-to-School Speech Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Pooled TV, Open to Correspondents Today is also Primary Day in 7 States and DC: DC, Delaware, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Maryland. There are rules against Electioneering and Passive Electioneering in all districts across this country. A speech by a Democrat Elected official that will be broadcasted to every public school in the country, where the majority of primary polling...
  • RASMUSSEN Shock: Obama Lead Down to 3 Points... Developing...

    10/29/2008 4:20:21 AM PDT · by ViceroyArgus · 339 replies · 14,709+ views
    RASMUSSEN Shock: Obama Lead Down to 3 Points... Developing...
  • Va. Bans Political Clothing at Polling Places[Virginia]

    10/15/2008 5:09:37 PM PDT · by BGHater · 9 replies · 501+ views
    NBC29 ^ | 14 Oct 2008 | Loretta Boniti
    The Virginia State Board of Elections has unanimously adopted a policy that prohibits voters from wearing anything that expressly supports a candidate at polling places on November 4. State law has always said no campaigning, but all 134 Virginia counties had different ways of interpreting that. "Some very permissive, allowing people to wear anything in; some only removing stickers; others not allowing t-shirts, caps or anything with a candidates name," Virginia State Board of Elections Chair Jean Cunningham said. But some say even this policy leaves the door open for interpretation. "Interpreting other people's speech on their t-shirts and buttons...
  • Need help in determining if my school district is showing partisanship to Obama campaign

    10/02/2008 11:29:36 AM PDT · by Scarpetta · 22 replies · 707+ views
    Abington School District ^ | October 3, 2008 | Scarpetta
    I got this email from my school district (I'm on their listserv for school closings etc.) proudly announcing the appearance of Senator Obama at the high school stadium tomorrow. The entire senior high is invited along with the public. Isn't this highly inappropriate to alter the regular school schedule so students and teachers can attend a political campaign event? And why was I notified using the usual conveyence of "real" school news and information to parent? Why was I notified at all? I think the school district is overstepping its bounds and acting like a shill for the democrat candidate....
  • First-hand account of District 2 electioneering violations

    09/21/2008 5:19:49 AM PDT · by CE2949BB · 3 replies · 324+ views
    Grand Lake Guardian ^ | 11/15/06 | Susan Bergmann
    First-hand account of District 2 electioneering violations Susan Bergmann recounts a disturbing day of District 2 poll watching and electioneering violations by partisans. — • — [Editor's note: California Elections Code § 18370 forbids certain activities within 100 feet of a polling place, such as electioneering, placing an election sign, or speaking to a voter about whom to vote for.] Just two days before the election, I decided I wanted to spend Election Day as an observer. So I read some materials about election rules, charged up my digital camera, and found a friend willing to spend part of the day with...
  • Board may decide that logos on apparel are Election Day no-nos

    07/22/2007 11:29:42 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 18 replies · 694+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | July 21, 2007 | Lynn Hulsey
    Board may decide that logos on apparel are Election Day no-nos Dayton Right to Life planned to put its name on workers, bringing about the debate of fairness with all decals. The Montgomery County Board of Elections may ban poll workers from wearing clothing with any names or logos after members heard of Dayton Right to Life's plan to put its name on poll workers' shirts.The plan, approved by a top board official, caught board members by surprise. Possible backlash They hope it won't discourage companies and organizations from helping the county find the 2,200 poll workers needed to staff...
  • Salesforce to productise politics

    04/06/2007 10:27:35 PM PDT · by rmlew · 4 replies · 418+ views
    the INQUIRER ^ | April 06 2007 | Martin Veitch
    NOT CONTENT with hypergrowth in the business world, ubiquitous on-demand software pioneer is moving into politics after providing the underlying CRM program for US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s ComMitt fundraising efforts. Political campaigns have traditionally been concocted using a ham-handed combination of chewing gum and string but the face of the Salesforce platform probably fits for anybody seeking a highly distributed and shareable programme that is accessible over the web. Having done the deed for Romney, Salesforce wants to productise its work in a programme called CampaignForce that will be distributed on the AppExchange trading site for Salesforce-compatible...
  • Fox Dumps Exit Polls (biased 8% toward Dems)

    11/07/2006 6:27:38 PM PST · by pabianice · 162 replies · 9,651+ views
    Fox News | 11/7/06
    Just announced -- Fox is dumping exist polls after determining that they are biased towards Dems 6-8+ percent. Will use just raw vote totals for rest of election.
  • (Vanity) How Are Things At Your Polling Place?

    11/07/2006 9:55:15 AM PST · by TBP · 151 replies · 3,481+ views
    What are the conditions at your polling place? How is turnout? The weather? The voting equipment? Was checking in easy? Were there people outside electioneering? if so, who was there, Republicans or Democrats or others? At my polling place, thigns were slow when my wife and I went to vote about 8-ish. One of the few guys passing out literature (for the newly-Republican State Senator inmy district) was saying that the turnout had been very low. (I'm going to go over there later and see how it's going.) The only people electioneering were two guys handing out literature for the...
  • Deported Woman Adjusts To Life In Mexico

    11/07/2006 7:10:27 AM PST · by kerryusama04 · 104 replies · 3,135+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/7/2006 | The Kansas City Channel
    Dick's American husband, Brady, and son, Zachary, joined her in Mexico. "We don't know what to do," Myrna Dick said. "You feel like, 'We're stuck here,'" Brady Dick said. KMBC's Donna Pitman traveled to Mexico with Brady Dick's aunt and uncle, Bob and Julie Zoller, of Paola, Kan. Myrna Dick and her family now live in Playa de Tijuana. "I just pray every day God will give me the strength to survive here," Myrna Dick said. "This is ... this is not a very nice place. You've got rotting garbage all over. Sewage is pumped directly into the ocean," Brady...
  • Overheard

    11/05/2006 4:54:51 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 77 replies · 2,128+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 5, 2006 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    <p>Democrats playing catch-up to Republicans in courting religious voters have found a secret weapon: nuns.</p> <p>In Ohio and Michigan, Democrats have recruited nearly two dozen nuns in each state to work phone banks. In Ohio, the nuns have made calls for the campaign for governor of Representative Ted Strickland and the Senate campaign of Representative Sherrod Brown.</p>
  • Busby on defense, says she misspoke

    06/03/2006 6:35:43 AM PDT · by Vision · 69 replies · 2,264+ views ^ | June 3, 2006 | Dani Dodge
    If an election can turn on a sentence, this could be the one: “You don't need papers for voting.” On Thursday night, Francine Busby, the Democratic candidate for the 50th Congressional District, was speaking before a largely Latino crowd in Escondido when she uttered those words. She said yesterday she simply misspoke. But someone taped it and a recording began circulating yesterday. After she made that statement at the meeting, Busby immediately said: “You don't need to be a registered voter to help (the campaign).” She said that subsequent statement was to clarify what she meant. The recording, which was...
  • email from VEA Teachers union, support/oppose these bills

    01/30/2006 11:20:59 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 3 replies · 274+ views
    January 30, 2006 Dear Cyber-lobbyist: The Senate Finance Committee will take up three bills of great importance to the VEA at tomorrow morning’s meeting. Senator Hanger’s SB398 increases the retiree health credit from $2.50 per year of service per month to $4, the amount now provided to state workers. Retired teachers now receive a maximum of $75 while state workers can get up to $120. It also removes the thirty year cap on the creditable years of service and provides the credit to Educational Support Professionals. Senator Wampler’s SB175 increases the Virginia Retirement System multiplier from 1.7% to 2% by...
  • Supreme Court will hear (anti-abortion group's) challenges to campaign law

    09/28/2005 9:56:46 PM PDT · by Kryptonite · 12 replies · 504+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 9/27/05 | Craig Gilbert
    Washington - The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a case pitting a Wisconsin anti-abortion group against the landmark 2002 campaign law co-authored by U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold. ... The McCain-Feingold law was upheld only two years ago, but that ruling came on a 5-4 vote. ...In the Wisconsin Right to Life case, the organization launched an ad campaign last year knowing it would force a test of the law's reach. The ads asked people in the state to telephone Feingold and U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl and urge them to oppose efforts to block Bush's judicial nominees. Though the...
  • EFF files complaint with Department of Justice regarding late military ballots

    09/23/2005 4:23:47 PM PDT · by truth49 · 15 replies · 739+ views
    Olympia—The Evergreen Freedom Foundation (EFF) today filed a complaint with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, alleging that King County deceived federal and state authorities when it claimed all ballots for military voters were mailed on time for the November 2004 election. “After months of attempting to obtain definitive mailing records from King County through public records requests, we are now able to conclude that King County Election officials failed to meet the federal deadline for the mailing of numerous military ballots,” said EFF President Bob Williams in the complaint. The county has recently admitted it...
  • They're Stealing the Election [LA]-Did voter fraud swing last year's [1996] closest Senate race?

    11/26/2002 10:52:02 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 17 replies · 1,174+ views
    Reader's Digest | August 1997 | Trevor Armbrister
    Note: Links show how the facts of the case this article describes correspond to patterns uncovered in San Francisco's stadium election investigation. Earlier this year in an office building in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie, witnesses were still talking about the 1996 election for the U.S. Senate in which Democrat Mary Landrieu defeated Republican Louis "Woody" Jenkins. "This nice person drove up and asked whether I was registered," one woman said to the lawyers and investigators for Jenkins. "I told him I was but I didn't feel like going. He said, 'If I paid you, would you go?' I...
  • Report Documents Massive Democratic Voter Fraud

    08/09/2005 1:45:46 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 46 replies · 2,628+ views
    Political Gateway ^ | Steve Bowers
    All reasonable people know it -- it was well documented by various media sources throughout the 2004 election and now we have the concrete proof: Democrats and their operatives were far and away more involved in voter intimidation, fraud, suppression and, yes, disenfranchisement, than Republicans. It's not even close. But don't take our word for it liberals, read the 368-page report by the non-partisan American Center for Voting Rights yourself. The mission statement on the American Center for Voting Rights web site describes the organization in the following manner: The American Center For Voting Rights (ACVR) was founded in February...
  • Bruce Cobbeldick For Mayor of Bay Village, OH

    08/07/2005 6:25:46 AM PDT · by bruce_cobbeldick_for_congress · 43 replies · 2,723+ views
    SUN HERALD NEWSPAPER ^ | 8-9-05 | Friends of Bruce Cobbeldick
    Cobbeldick aims his sights on town's top office Thursday, August 04, 2005 By CAROLYN STEIGMAN BAY VILLAGE _ If Bruce Cobbeldick isn't elected mayor of Bay Village in November, it won't be for lack of trying. He has been campaigning at a feverish pace since first announcing his plan to run for the position in March 2004. No one goes door to door like me, tries this hard to be accessible to people, or takes the initiative to have Web sites and campaign headquarters in place for the convenience of citizens, Cobbeldick said. What other candidate has rented out the...
  • Wash. state's 'top two' primary struck down

    07/15/2005 6:05:19 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 14 replies · 484+ views
    KGW ^ | July 15, 2005 | KING and AP Staff
    A U.S. District Court judge on Friday struck down Washington state's new "top two" primary system, approved by voters last fall, as unconstitutional, saying it infringed on the rights of political parties to pick their own nominees for office. In a 40-page ruling, Judge Thomas Zilly said the state cannot allow voters to skip back and forth along party lines as they pick a favorite candidate for each office. Nor can it allow candidates to identify themselves by party on a ballot without that party's approval, the ruling said. The state Republican, Democratic and Libertarian parties sued in May to...
  • UK - No checks, no questions asked: that's how easy it is to obtain 11 postal ballots

    05/01/2005 2:14:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies · 387+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | May 1, 2005 | David Harrison
    It was frighteningly easy. Within five days I was able to obtain postal ballot papers enabling me to vote 11 times in the general election - and in county council elections on the same day. No checks, no questions asked. I could, if I chose to, vote this week for candidates in areas ranging from London to York and from East Sussex to Cornwall Of course, I will not do that. The point of The Telegraph's investigation was not to steal votes, but to expose how flaws in the postal ballot system mean that the general election is, despite repeated...
  • Five East St. Louis Democrats Indicted in Alleged Vote-Buying Scheme

    03/23/2005 6:24:46 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 24 replies · 884+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Mar 23, 2005 | Anon
    FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) - Five East St. Louis Democrats were charged in a scheme to buy votes in November's election in a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday. An undetermined number of voters were paid $5 or $10 to cast a Democratic ballot in the Nov. 2 election, court records said. The money allegedly came from the St. Clair County Democratic Committee, though there was no indication the county committee knew how the funds would be used. Federal prosecutors charged four Democratic committeemen and one precinct worker, a day after three other committeemen and a precinct worker pleaded guilty to related...
  • IRS probes politics at church

    03/22/2005 8:23:42 AM PST · by Brian Mosely · 115 replies · 3,240+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | ANDREA ROBINSON
    The IRS has notified a Liberty City church that it is under investigation for possibly engaging in political activity -- putting its tax-exempt status into question. The probe is related to an appearance last October by Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry and several black leaders, including U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek of Miami, the Rev. Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson. The reason for the investigation, an IRS official wrote in a 10-page letter obtained by The Herald, is that ``a reasonable belief exists that Friendship Missionary Baptist Church has engaged in political activities that could jeopardize its tax-exempt status...
  • The IRS probe of the NAACP

    02/03/2005 3:13:52 PM PST · by neverdem · 46 replies · 1,479+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 3, 2005 | Masthead Editorial
    The Washington Times The IRS probe of the NAACPPublished February 3, 2005 The NAACP has sent a letter to the IRS telling the federal agency that it was refusing to cooperate with the investigation of its tax-exempt status. The privileged tax status of the nation's oldest civil rights organization may be in jeopardy if the NAACP engaged in prohibited partisan political activity during last year's presidential election. At issue are the remarks made by NAACP Chairman Julian Bond on July 11, 2004, at the NAACP's annual convention.     NAACP Interim President and CEO Dennis Hayes has charged that the...
  • East St. Louis (Illinois) Police Chief and Deputy in FBI Custody

    01/21/2005 10:37:47 AM PST · by Clintons Are White Trash · 154 replies · 13,079+ views
    http://971 Talk Radio ^ | 1/21/05 | 97.1 Talk Radio
    Links not updated yet, this was just announced on 97.1 Talk FM. The Chief of Police and his assistant/deputy are in FBI Custody. There is to be a press confrence at 2:30 to announce the details. All indications is that this is in regard to an investigation into Voter Fraud that began immediately after the November presidential election.
  • Did Bush really win Wisconsin? Possible voter fraud identified in Milwaukee

    01/17/2005 9:49:18 AM PST · by Nascardude · 47 replies · 2,296+ views
    We're all completely familiar by now with the pretty rock-solid indications that the Democrats stole the Washington governors race - and now that we're getting proof of the rather large Democratic efforts at voter fraud, I think it is high time we started to look everywhere - and some people have started to take a look at Wisconsin. Stranded on Blue Islands gives us the whole scoop about the Wisconsin vote but I'll just note three things: 1. You can register to vote on election day in Wisconsin. 2. In Miwaukee alone, 10,000 votes cannot be verified - ie, they...
  • Texas County Cracks Down on Illegal Voting

    01/16/2005 4:43:38 PM PST · by mdittmar · 29 replies · 881+ views
    ABC News ^ | Jan 16, 2005 | Associated Press
    Officials are investigating how at least 35 foreign citizens, and possibly dozens more, were allowed to vote in elections in Harris county. One of those illegal voters was a 73-year-old Brazilian woman whose registration was canceled in 1996 after she acknowledged on a jury summons that she was not a U.S. citizen. But the following year she was again given a new voter card, which wasn't discovered until recently. Records show that since 1997 the woman voted at least four times in general and Democratic primary elections, most recently in November. Last year, at least 35 foreign citizens either applied...
  • 10,000 same-day registrations in Milwaukee illegible

    01/14/2005 3:01:13 PM PST · by steveegg · 228 replies · 9,909+ views
    <p>10,000 people, despite filling out illegible registration cards, were given ballots.</p> <p>The other 74,000 registrations have yet to be verified through mailing a confirmation to the address listed.</p>
  • Doubts linger as Gregoire win certified (3500 more ballots than voters)

    12/31/2004 12:53:58 AM PST · by 4woodenboats · 177 replies · 7,318+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 12/31/04 | David Postman
    "This is exactly the kind of issue that I think can be brought up in the contested-election statutes," Reed said. But why did he certify the election if the numbers are in doubt? "What I signed was a certification for the numbers that were submitted to us by the counties," he said. "I am not in a judicial or an investigative role here." The latest questions about King County came after the elections office released on Wednesday a list of all registered voters in the county, broken down by those who voted and those who didn't. The Republican Party, among...
  • Democrat Wins by 130 in Latest Washington Count [NY Times]

    12/24/2004 5:39:40 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 15 replies · 878+ views
    NY Times ^ | Dec 24, 2004 | SARAH KERSHAW
    With all the votes tallied after a recount in the roller coaster race for governor, Christine O. Gregoire, the Democrat who trailed in the campaign and in a previous recount, won by 130 votes as battered Republicans demanded more vote counting and vowed to use every legal weapon to reverse the extraordinary turnaround. The Republican candidate, Dino Rossi, 45, won the Nov. 2 election in the initial count by 261 votes and a machine recount by 42 votes. But a statewide hand recount completed Thursday gave Ms. Gregoire, 57, a microscopic but notable lead out of the 2.9 million votes...