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  • ACLU seeks copy of proposed changes to US election law

    01/24/2017 10:01:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 24, 2017 12:50 PM EST | Roxana Hegeman
    The American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal court to force Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to turn over proposed changes to the nation’s voter registration law that the conservative Republican was photographed bringing to a meeting in November with Donald Trump. That draft document — which is partially obscured by Kobach’s left arm and hand in the photograph taken by The Associated Press — is being sought as part of the ACLU’s lawsuit challenging Kansas’ restrictive voter registration law. The ALCU filed its request for the proposed amendments late Monday. Kobach has championed Kansas’ proof-of-citizenship requirement as an...
  • Ohio official: 'Extremely questionable, if not illegal behavior' outside polling station

    11/06/2016 5:31:20 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 6, 2016 | Peter Doocy
    Video: 30 seconds at link. EXCLUSIVE: An unidentified male on Sunday potentially violated Ohio election law by standing outside a polling station to hand out invitations to an event touting appearances by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and NBA star LeBron James. “It is clear that this is extremely questionable, if not illegal behavior,” a spokesman for Secretary of State Jon Husted’s office said after reviewing a video of the incident taken by the Fox News Channel. Husted told Fox last week that his office would investigate any allegation of fraud or tampering that is brought to his attention by...
  • Wikileaks - Did Robby Mook *openly* meet with Priorities For America?

    10/25/2016 3:33:19 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 15 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | Oct 25 2016 | released by Wikileaks To: Date: 2015-07-13 18:03 Subject: Re: Midday Roundup / Wednesday Afternoon Issues On Jul 13, 2015 3:23 PM, "John Podesta" wrote: > Can ypu put together a picture book of tomorrow's attendees. Just the > President's not the +1's. > Might be in HRC's briefing book for tomorrow in which case that will do. > On Jul 13, 2015 1:27 PM, "Milia Fisher" wrote: > >> Correct- Thursday 12:30 pm meeting with WJC/CVC is at the midtown office. >> Thanks, Eryn! John, I'm also available but on the bus until 4:30/5:00. >> >> On Monday, July 13, 2015,...
  • Watchdog group accuses Clinton campaign of election law violations

    10/06/2016 7:31:21 PM PDT · by PROCON · 8 replies ^ | Oct. 4, 2016 | Michael Isikoff
    A nonpartisan watchdog group Thursday called for a federal investigation of Hillary Clinton’s campaign committee, accusing it of illegally accepting millions of dollars worth of “opposition research” and other assistance from Correct the Record, an outside super-PAC, in violation of U.S. election laws. The Campaign Legal Center also filed complaints with the Federal Election Commission to initiate probes of Donald Trump’s campaign, and two super-PACs backing it, for similar violations of laws barring “coordination” between political campaigns and outside groups. But the Campaign Legal Center’s detailed 52-page complaint against Hillary for America and Correct the Record — part of the...
  • Harry Reid admits to violating election law, but FEC won't prosecute

    07/30/2016 5:23:11 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 17 replies
    Washinton Examiner ^ | 07-30-2016 | Paul Bedard
    The Federal Election Commission, which considered legal action against former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee for joking about fundraising, won't punish Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid for admitting to violating an election law. The reason: It's not worth the effort.
  • Little Pavel Puts Things Off

    07/11/2016 3:48:49 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 9, 2016 AD | John F. Di Leo
    Join us, as our fictional young campaign volunteer learns the “benefits” of postponement... to a party that practices vote fraud… Pavel Syerov, Jr. was home from college, doing errands, when he found himself in the old neighborhood, about to pass by the old 51st Ward Party Headquarters where he had spent so much time as a youth. When he was a teenager, unable to get a summer job in Obama’s “summer of recovery,” his parents encouraged him to volunteer at the local party office. “It would be a learning experience,” Mr. and Mrs. Syerov had told him. And was it...
  • It’s True, Ted Cruz May Have Violated Election Law With Super PAC Ads

    04/07/2016 9:26:00 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 75 replies
    Lawnewz ^ | 4:07 pm, April 6th, 2016 | Rachel Stockman
    After Ted Cruz‘s big win in Wisconsin, Donald Trump immediately went on the offensive, claiming that Cruz ‘illegally’ coordinated with a super PAC to produce damaging anti-Trump ads. Under FEC rules, candidates are not supposed to directly coordinate with super PACs which are allowed to raise unlimited funds from individuals, companies, and other groups. We did some digging into Trump’s claim, and found that he may, in fact, have a case. The rules around what it means to ‘coordinate’ are murky. consulted with election law experts who agree that Cruz got himself into some gray area with at least...
  • Indians and ‘Idiots’: DOJ Attacks State Power Over Elections

    06/04/2015 12:45:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 4, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Loretta Lynch's DOJ looks to further federal control of elections in ways that benefit the Democrats. The Obama Justice Department has quietly launched an effort to erode traditional state powers over elections. In the first instance, Attorney General Loretta Lynch has drafted and sent a bill to Congress which would force state election officials to turn over power to tribal governments to determine the location and number of polling places on Indian reservations in state-run elections. In the second instance, the DOJ is seeking to erode the power of states to prohibit the mentally incompetent from voting, as long as...
  • North Carolina’s election law fundamentals: Why Tom Tillis may win after all

    10/09/2014 10:26:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/9/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    There is no doubt that Tom Tillis, Karl Rove’s candidate in the North Carolina Senate race next month, was forced on us and many Tar Heel State conservatives deeply resent both of them. This is not an argument in favor of Tillis election, but rather an examination of the political rules both Tillis and the incumbent Democrat have to operate under. A few cycles ago North Carolina became the last Southern state to flip to Republican control. The rampant corruption of the last Democrat governor and many of her cohorts in the State’s Legislature caused a blow back that brought...
  • Wisconsin Elections Board urges voters to not use older registration forms

    07/03/2014 10:09:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | By Kyle Maichle
    MADISON – The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB) is urging voters to not use old voter registration forms in a press statement issued by the state’s elections authority on Tuesday. The reason for the advisory is because Governor Scott Walker signed into law new legislation that would require the proof of residency of a voter to be disclosed on the official form used for voter registration. Kevin Kennedy, the Director of the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, said: “State law changed on April 4, and most voters who register must now provide proof of residence. The G.A.B. has revised the form...
  • He said what?? (Chuck Schumer)

    01/25/2014 4:14:20 PM PST · by digdem · 63 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Jan 24,2014 | Susan Jones
    ( - Although the tea party's influence is "undeniable," it is not inevitable -- and it must be crushed for the good of the nation, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) argued in a long political speech on Thursday. "They've won elections, stymied Democratic priorities and taken a sledgehammer to programs that are important to tens of millions of Americans," he complained. Among other recommendations, Schumer suggested an IRS crackdown on funding for tea party groups. "We have to look at electoral reform," he said. "Our very electoral structure has been rigged to favor tea party candidates in Republican primaries, even when...
  • Meet the Dishonest Radical Academic Eric Holder Tapped to Oversee Federal Election Law

    12/21/2013 11:07:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 20, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    Her name is Pam Karlan. She has described herself as a “snarky, bisexual, Jewish woman.” She is a radical progressive. She is currently a law professor at Stanford, and a dishonest one at that. She will be joining Eric Holder’s Justice Department to oversee the enforcement of federal election laws during the 2014 midterm elections. PJ Media readers already know Pam Karlan as the professor who published dishonest scholarship about the Bush Justice Department’s voting rights enforcement. From PJ Media’s “ The Dangerous Dishonesty of Possible Supreme Court Nominee Pam Karlan “: Karlan’s dishonesty goes beyond womyn’s issues, and extends...
  • The Left Owns the Election Law Industry

    11/29/2012 9:53:02 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Front Page Magazines ^ | 8-12-11 | J. Christian Adams
    Before the 2000 presidential election, most Americans assumed the mechanics of elections functioned smoothly. The thirty-six day battle for the presidency demonstrated otherwise. Today, most Americans still assume the institutions, firms and foundations that fight about election law disputes are equally matched and similarly funded as between left and right. That is a dangerously incorrect assumption, especially with the 2012 election fast approaching. From an election administration perspective, the 2012 presidential election is already upon us. And the Left is fully engaged. Like so many other institutions, whether academia or the media, leftists dominate the field of election law, and...
  • MISSOURI ELECTION LAW - 115.359. Withdrawal of candidacy, deadline for, how made

    08/22/2012 8:40:08 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 42 replies
    115.359. Withdrawal of candidacy, deadline for, how made.—1. Any person who has filed a declaration of candidacy for nomination and who wishes to withdraw as a candidate shall, not later than the eleventh Tuesday prior to the primary election, file a written, sworn statement of withdrawal in the office of the official who accepted such candidate’s declaration of candidacy. Any person nominated for an office who wishes to withdraw as a candidate shall, not later than the eleventh Tuesday prior to the general election, file a written, sworn statement of withdrawal in the office of the official who accepted such...
  • Where do I go to get my Reputation Back? Media Smears Private Citizen

    08/15/2011 7:08:57 PM PDT · by DEConservative · 6 replies
    DEConservative Blog ^ | 8/15/11 | DEConservative
    Today I recieved some news that is just, well vindication that the Truth shall set us free. After being publicly smeared as a campaign finance violator by the Delaware Republican Party simply for supporting Christine O'Donnell over Mike Castle. The FEC had previously reached a split decision on the matter but the investigative committee found no reason to believe that the O'Donnell campaign nor I had done anything wrong. Here is a link to the entire report and here is the excerpt that vindicates me. Finally, the complainant alleges that the O'Donnell Committee's press secretary stated on his Facebook page...
  • Joe R. Hicks: When did carrying an ID become ‘a white thing'?

    08/15/2011 9:40:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies · 1+ views
    OC Register ^ | August 25, 2011 | Joe R. Hicks
    The NAACP recently brought its 102nd annual convention to Los Angeles. The gathering touched on a variety of topics, but clearly one issue dominated the three-day affair: voter identification laws. Congresswoman Maxine Waters gave a speech telling the delegates that voter ID laws are "21st century poll taxes and literacy tests." Apparently unafraid of the race card charge, Waters unapologetically defended race-conscious policies and told the audience, "We cannot be worried that some people will say, 'Oh, they're playing the race card' ..." Benjamin Jealous, the NAACP's president, opened the convention by saying, "Our voting rights are under attack ..."...
  • Stealing the Election of 2012 (Dem voter fraud)

    06/10/2011 7:51:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Human Events ^ | June 10, 2011 | Roger Hedgecock
    Americans take the integrity of our elections for granted. Every citizen has an equal right to vote, and every vote cast is counted. Rubbish. The voter rolls of this country are stuffed with illegal aliens, felons and dead people, who not only vote, they vote overwhelmingly Democrat. Citizens in uniform serving overseas, who might vote Republican, are routinely denied the right to vote when ballots are mailed "too late" to be returned in time to count. When a Republican wins a close race, uncounted ballots are "found" in the backseat of a Democrat poll worker's car. American elections are getting...
  • Rahm will be found ineligible to run: Election-law expert

    09/30/2010 12:04:44 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 136 replies
    WLS ^ | 09/30/10 | Jim Johnson
    Attorney Burt Odelson, a noted elction-law expert, is predicting Rahm Emanuel will be ineligible for mayor because he is not a legal resident of Chicago. Odelson told Roe and Roeper on WLS Radio that when Emanuel leased out his Chicago home he could no longer claim he is a resident. “He rented his house out in Sept 09 and has not been back since and has no residency in Chicago,” Odelson said. Odelson says he has been involved in several residency cases in Illinois that “the law is clear.”
  • Letter recognizes what we hesitate to say (Mega) Kennedy Bum-Kissing Barf Alert!

    08/20/2009 5:53:07 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 29 replies · 1,785+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 20, 2009 | Scot Lehigh
    Letter recognizes what we hesitate to say By Scot Lehigh Globe Columnist / August 20, 2009 It’s hard to read Ted Kennedy’s letter without shaking your head in sadness and in wonder.
  • Election Lawyer Statement in Support of the People of Iran

    07/01/2009 7:51:51 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 3 replies · 337+ views
    Email | July 1, 2009
    From: Justin Riemer [mailto:]   For Immediate Release     Contact: Justin Riemer July 1, 2009 (202) 744-7317                                                                                                                               Today, in response to recent events, including the Iranian election authority’s announcement closing any inquiry into last month’s election, a group of leading election law attorneys released the following statement in support of the people of Iran: Statement in Support of the People of Iran As election lawyers, we wish to express our support for the People of the Islamic Republic of Iran and stand in solidarity with their desire for free, fair and honest elections.  Regardless of our individual political...
  • Senate in the wrong, says legal scholar

    01/07/2009 8:22:26 AM PST · by ToddThurman · 14 replies · 564+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 1/6/2009 | Jim Brown
    A legal scholar and former member of the Federal Election Commission says the decision by the Democratic-controlled Senate to deny Roland Burris entry to the chamber today was an "arbitrary" move and a "gross abuse of the Constitution."
  • HARDAWAY: Election Day's integrity fading

    10/21/2008 6:22:20 PM PDT · by keepitreal · 37 replies · 601+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | October 21, 2008 | Robert Hardaway
    Many states permit early voting in presidential elections. While early voting as good public policy may be a matter of fair debate, the practice is in direct violation of federal law. Under the Constitution, states are of course free to adopt whatever procedures they deem appropriate for the election of state, county and local officials as long as those procedures do not violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution or the guarantee of Republican state government as set forth in Article IV, Section 4. States are also free to appoint presidential electors in any manner they choose, although since...
  • Pa. elections office: Buttons, T-shirts OK at poll

    09/08/2008 1:31:31 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 6 replies · 203+ views ^ | Posted on Mon, Sep. 8, 2008 | The Associated Press
    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Voters who show up at the polls wearing campaign buttons or T-shirts should be allowed to cast ballots, the Pennsylvania Department of State has told county elections officials. State elections Commissioner Chet Harhut said that, as long as a voter does not try to campaign in the polling place, his or her attire should not matter. Harhut's position was outlined in a memo sent last week to county elections officials. "Of primary concern is that no duly registered person be turned away at the polls," Harhut said. "If the conduct and apparel of a voter is determined...
  • Flood of Campaign Operatives Cause Worry

    12/14/2007 6:11:18 AM PST · by digger48 · 20 replies · 156+ views
    MyWay News ^ | Dec. 14, 2007 | MIKE GLOVER
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Will they be checking for out-of-state IDs at the caucuses? The major presidential campaigns are flooding the state with hundreds of field staffers, and there's at least some concern that those operatives could show up for the Jan. 3 precinct caucuses and distort the outcome of the opening test of the presidential nominating season. Spokesmen for the leading campaigns reject that suggestion, saying there are strict rules banning operatives brought into the state from actually participating in caucuses. They note that the number of operatives potentially involved is far too small to have an impact...
  • [Ron] Paul To Surprise Again? (Fundraising)

    09/30/2007 3:16:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 153 replies · 865+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 30, 2007 | Reid Wilson
    As the fundraising quarter draws to a close at midnight tonight, candidates are scrambling to boost their numbers by any means necessary (we've received two fundraising pitches signed by candidates with the subject line "Hey," and one from a spouse headed "Re: Hey"). And while he's gotten little attention outside his fervent and fanatic fan base, Texas Congressman Ron Paul, who finished the second quarter with more cash on hand than Sen. John McCain, could have another surprise in store for the media establishment his supporters so often malign. In the run-up to the filing deadline, Paul's supporters were asked...
  • Recall Reid. (Vanity) Does anyone know NV Law?

    04/20/2007 11:04:15 AM PDT · by Dutchgirl · 4 replies · 255+ views
    lots of 'em ^ | 4/20/07 | self
    I've been reading letters from the military to Harry Reid from Michelle Malkins blog. I wonder if this is the representation the people of NV hought they would be getting. Can he be recalled a la Grayout Davis? (exerpt of comment below) I have a message for Senator Harry Reid, a message from the past that is heard in the wailing and groaning of our founders turning in their graves: “Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say, ‘What should be the reward of such sacrifices?’ Bid us and our posterity bow the knee, supplicate the friendship, and...
  • Supreme Court upholds Arizona's photo ID law for elections

    10/20/2006 5:41:38 PM PDT · by ritewingwarrior · 15 replies · 650+ views
    Drudge ^ | October 20, 2006 | Amanda Crawford
    Arizona voters will have to present identification at the polls on Nov. 7 after all. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that Arizona can go ahead with requiring voters to present a photo ID, starting with next month's general election, as part of the Proposition 200 that voters passed in 2004. The ruling overturns an Oct. 5 decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which put the voter ID rules on hold this election cycle. The Supreme Court on Friday did not decide whether the new voter ID rules are constitutional. That decision is still pending in federal district...
  • Voters create surge for absentee ballots (MD)

    10/18/2006 11:32:34 AM PDT · by JZelle · 26 replies · 795+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10-18-06 | Metro
    ANNAPOLIS (AP) -- The number of Marylanders requesting absentee ballots already exceeds the number of absentee votes cast in the last gubernatorial election, and requests are still coming in at a rapid rate, with three weeks left until the Nov. 7 general election. A law that took effect this year removed all restrictions on the use of absentee ballots, which previously were available only to voters who could not make it to the polls on Election Day.
  • Court Blocks Arizona Voter ID Law

    10/09/2006 10:23:17 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies · 458+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 7 Oct 2006 | John Semmens
    A federal appeals court blocked an Arizona state law requiring voters to present identification at polling stations and proof of citizenship when registering to vote. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an emergency motion by opponents of the law for an injunction to prevent the law's voter identification requirements from taking effect for the November 7 elections. Opponents of the Arizona law said it discriminated against minorities and the poor, who might not have funds to obtain the necessary proof of identification. “The law sets a burdensome requirement,” Victor Meiser, attorney for the plaintiffs. “To get a driver’s...
  • Hip Hop Caucus President to Use Civil Disobedience at White House

    09/20/2006 11:35:47 AM PDT · by Maceman · 46 replies · 969+ views ^ | 2006-09-20 | Abena Agyeman-Fisher
    Giving Congress up to September 21 to stop the invasion of Iraq, Reverend Lennox Yearwood, CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus of Washington D.C., and Church of God and Christ minister, plans to lead a press conference in front of the White House to protest the war in Iraq on Thursday (Sept. 21). Yearwood, citing a moral obligation, says that he, along with 270 cities and 350 organizations nationwide, will no longer be passive observers of Bush's War on Terror. "We are in a time of peril in which people of morals have to stand up. We are willing to...
  • Library Budget Vote

    04/28/2006 2:58:35 AM PDT · by Jon Alvarez · 8 replies · 264+ views
    Yesterday the Baldwinsville Public Library held it's annual budget vote. First off, why do these even take place at such odd times when no one remembers or cares to vote, except the friends of the library? My question is this. With a sign posted noting that a polling place was established and no electioneering or loitering within 100 yds was to be permitted, I noticed that a table with baked goods and manned by little old ladies aka "Friends of the Library" was set up within 10 yds of the polls. Isn't that a violation? By the way, my beef,...
  • CA: FPPC shelving about 225 cases because of funding shortage

    10/04/2005 6:37:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 278+ views
    ap on Monterey Herald ^ | 10/4/05 | Steve Lawrence - ap
    SACRAMENTO - Hamstrung by funding and staff shortages, California's political watchdog agency is dropping about 225 cases and instead is sending warning or advisory letters to some candidates or officials accused of violating election or ethics laws. "We have to prioritize cases," John Appelbaum, head of the Fair Political Practices Commission's enforcement division, said Tuesday. "If we don't have the resources, they may get closed." The enforcement division currently has 23 members, down from a high of nearly 33 in 1997. Overall, the FPPC has lost about 30 staff positions - a third of its work force - since 1991....
  • WSJ: Bush Picks May Tip Court Against McCain-Feingold - Campaign Finance Reform & Free Speech

    09/28/2005 5:42:31 AM PDT · by OESY · 7 replies · 712+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 28, 2005 | JESS BRAVIN
    ...[T]he Supreme Court agreed to hear campaign-finance and tax cases whose outcome could hinge on the candidate filling the court's second vacancy.... Campaign-finance cases have revealed a philosophical split on the court, with more conservative justices, such as Antonin Scalia, considering political expenditures the functional equivalent of speech, and thus beyond state restriction. More liberal justices, such as Stephen Breyer, have viewed such regulations as lawful means to fight political corruption and keep moneyed interests from drowning out other voices. One of the political cases challenges a provision of the McCain-Feingold law that prohibits corporations from direct expenditures on electioneering...
  • Arrests sought in election fraud (Milwaukee)

    05/12/2005 3:45:14 AM PDT · by steveegg · 17 replies · 1,005+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 5/12/2005 | Derrick Nunnaly and Greg J Borowski
    Two arrest warrants were issued Wednesday alleging election fraud by two voter-registration workers employed last year to sign up new voters. According to warrants filed by the Milwaukee County district attorney's office, Urelene Lilly, 48, and Marcus L. Lewis, 23, both admitted to authorities that they filled out multiple voter-registration cards using fictitious information to earn money from Project Vote, which paid workers such as them $40 per day plus $1.75 for each registration above the daily quota of 24 new voters.... Lilly and Lewis were charged with five felonies each: three counts of forgery, one count of election fraud...
  • The “Lawyers, Guns and Money” Cases

    11/11/2004 10:57:31 AM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 5 replies · 628+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 11 November, 2004 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    [In using the link, go to "ACLU Watch" and then to "The 'Lawyers, Guns and Money' Cases" This is a unitary website, so the URL cannot go directly to this article.] Election Day Lawsuits None of the cases discussed this month are likely to arrive on the bench of the US Supreme Court. Nonetheless, when taken as a group these cases represent a direction in the use of lawyers and litigation to influence the results of elections. As such, they represent a negative development in American elections that may be of great interest to the readers of these Updates. The...
  • Cameras in Voting Centers?

    11/02/2004 10:57:16 AM PST · by RockAgainsttheLeft04 · 11 replies · 168+ views
    11/02/04 | RockAgainsttheLeft04
    This is nothing but a vanity guys, but I was just wondering... Well, are cameras allowed in the voting centers where you live (in your county, state, whatever)? I just got back from doing my civic duty for Pres. Bush, Mobile congressman Jo Bonner, and Sen Richard Shelby, and I was quite surprised to find out from the poll workers at my voting center that my camera wasn't allowed INSIDE the voting center due to state law. Weird, but true. I've heard from other people I know that this law is far from common in some other states, and that...
  • OSU Election Law Swing State Daily Update - October 30, 2004 (OH, FL, PA, NV, NM, MN, MI, NJ)

    10/30/2004 2:41:27 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 7 replies · 1,273+ views
    Swing State Daily UpdateOctober 30, 2004 Please note: We will conduct today (Saturday) our 3pm telephone briefing for media; tomorrow (Sunday), we will post to our website our 2pm Swing State Daily Update, but there will be no 3pm telephone briefing; on Monday, we will conduct our 3pm briefing from our Election Law Center at WOSU studios, as well as posting our usual 2pm Update. OhioWith all the legal developments, it is important to keep focused on two main issues: (1) in-precinct challenges to voter eligibility on November 2; and (2) potential disputes after 11/2 concerning whether provisional ballots should...
  • Woman Arrested For Stealing Signs Speaks Out (update)

    10/26/2004 6:55:08 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 162 replies · 4,966+ views
    First Coast News (FL) ^ | 10/26/2004 | Maria Tsataros
    Fabiola Armitage is back on television, only instead of a campaign ad the focus has been on her mugshot. Armitage is a Kerry supporter and a strong believer in stem cell research. She's featured in an advertisement urging Floridians to vote against Amendment 3 on this year's ballot. The amendment would cap how much money a lawyer can make from a medical malpractice lawsuit. St. Johns County Sheriff Deputies arrested Armitage for grand theft and battery this week. They say she had 78 campaign signs supporting George Bush and Mel Martinez in her trunk. Armitage tells First Coast News that...
  • I witnessed a Democrat voter registrar try to disefranchise a black voter in Bakersfield.

    10/19/2004 9:23:41 AM PDT · by tame · 151 replies · 5,137+ views
    October 19, 2004 | tame
    Yesterday, I drove by the welfare department in Bakersfield, California to see if anyone was registering voters there (as sometimes is the case). Sure enough, there was a democrat voter registration table. Now, hold your fire on the location. In all fairness, we Republicans have sometimes registered voters at the welfare office, though with probably far less of a natural constituency. Anyways, I parked, walked up, and listened to a woman I will refer to as "Rat-lady" as she attempted to register voters. A woman I will refer to as Maisha came over to the table to register to vote....
  • 17-Year-Old Girl Running for Mayor of Minnesota Town

    10/04/2004 12:41:17 PM PDT · by georgiadevildog · 24 replies · 1,014+ views
    AP ^ | 10-4-04
    Erin Feehan-Nelson, running for mayor of this St. Croix River town, has a campaign slogan that's hard to dispute: "Uncorrupted by years of experience." The reason? She's 17. ....state law says candidates must be eligible voters and at least 21 years old when they take office. "I doubt the judge would be able to say no to the popular vote," she said. "The people's right to choose prevails over (state law)."

    09/22/2004 11:54:51 AM PDT · by dandelion · 19 replies · 2,302+ views
    The Kerry Fairy ^ | 09/22/04 | Becki Snow
    Once again, CBS continues to carry water for the Kerry Campaign - even going so far as to "partner" with a Soros-funded 527 designed to push polls for John Kerry. MTV's "CHOOSE OR LOSE" - ROCK THE VOTE 2004 - Poll Gives Kerry Big Lead Among Voters Under 30 09.21.2004 11:53 AM EDT Younger voters think the country is heading in the wrong direction and that President Bush does not share their priorities, but they like Bush personally and are unsure about John Kerry. Overall, Kerry has a substantial lead among voters under thirty, a reversal of the Bush's nine-point...
  • Ralph Nader Off the Florida Ballot... Again

    09/15/2004 12:48:40 PM PDT · by ChuckShick · 23 replies · 991+ views
    pMSNBC ^ | September 15, 2004 | AP
    Judge Orders Nader off Florida ballot The Associated Press Updated: 3:08 p.m. ET Sept. 15, 2004 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Ralph Nader is again off Florida’s presidential ballot, at least for now. Circuit Judge P. Kevin Davey on Wednesday ordered that Nader’s name be removed from the November ballot, finding that the Reform Party — which nominated Nader — isn’t a legitimate party under state law. Davey also ordered that four counties that have already mailed absentee ballots listing Nader send out amended ballots without his name. Davey had issued a temporary order last week keeping the consumer advocate off the...
  • McCain urges 'corrupt' FEC leaders to resign

    08/30/2004 12:30:32 AM PDT · by kattracks · 22 replies · 847+ views
    The Federal Election Commission leadership is "corrupt" and should resign for refusing to regulate political groups that are spending millions of dollars to attack both presidential candidates, Sen. John McCain said yesterday. [snip]Retired Adm. Roy Hoffman, founder of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and Mr. Kerry's former commander, also told Time that his group will run the ads until the election, despite condemnation from Republicans and Democrats. The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth has raised $2.5 million on its Web site since the original advertising buy of $500,000. Anti-Bush groups such as America Coming Together, and the Media...
  • The $50 million Dems - wealthy funders of progressive ‘527’ groups

    07/25/2004 11:48:26 PM PDT · by weegee · 22 replies · 3,481+ views
    Boston Phoenix ^ | Issue Date: July 23 - 29, 2004 | BY DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
    The $50 million Dems The real VIPs in the fight to oust George W. Bush won’t be on the FleetCenter stage next week. They’re the wealthy funders of progressive ‘527’ groups. BY DAVID S. BERNSTEIN ONE YEAR AGO, conventional political wisdom held that the Democratic presidential nominee would be in trouble right now. After spending all his cash in a tough primary battle, the thinking went, the candidate would have to spend April through June scrambling to raise money for the general campaign. In the meantime, Bush’s team would be free to use that three-month window to define the Democrats’...
  • THIS IS THE RELEVANT STATUTE, 18 U.S.C. 793 (f), governing Berger's behavior:

    07/20/2004 7:46:40 PM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 38 replies · 1,465+ views
    Instapundit ^ | 7/20/04
    I BELIEVE THAT THIS IS THE RELEVANT STATUTE, 18 U.S.C. 793 (f), governing Berger's behavior: Sec. 793. - Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information (f) Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the...
  • Why Berger Pilfered

    07/20/2004 5:54:43 PM PDT · by silverleaf · 54 replies · 3,053+ views
    Why did Sandy Berger smuggle highly classified documents past security guards? Perhaps this will shed some light.
  • Ginsberg: "Kerry Must Answer This ESSENTIAL Point Re: Sandy Berger"

    07/20/2004 9:06:44 AM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 207 replies · 8,145+ views
    My videotape of Fox Interview. ^ | 7-20-04 | Ben Ginsberg
    The following excerpt was transcribed by me from my videotape of the 5 minute segment on Fox News Channel this morning entitled, "Bracing For Battle". The segment began at 9:44 AM and ended at 9:49 AM Eastern. Guests: Richard Goodstein, Democrat strategist and former advisor to the 2000 Gore/Lieberman Campaign Ben Ginsberg, Election law expert, and national counsel for the Bush/Cheney 2004 Campaign. (He was also counsel to Bush/Cheney during the 2000 election re-count) Bottom line excerpt: Ben Ginsberg: "The essential point is, did Sandy Berger, who is one of John Kerry's top advisors, get those documents - those classified...
  • Michael Moore broke election law, alleges young Tory

    07/14/2004 8:46:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 657+ views ^ | 7/14/04 | CBC - Toronto
    TORONTO - An Ontario university student is urging Elections Canada to charge American filmmaker Michael Moore over comments he made during the recent federal election campaign. While promoting his movie in Toronto days before the election, Moore weighed in on the issue of who should lead Canada. He urged Canadians to reject the Conservatives and its leader, Stephen Harper. Viewpoint: Michael Moore doesn't belong in Canada Moore was in Canada to promote his latest film, Fahrenheit 9/11, which questions U.S. President George W. Bush's actions during the Sept. 11 attacks. Kasra Nejatian, a member of the Ontario Campus Conservatives and...
  • Kerry forms legal team to fight abuse at polls

    07/13/2004 12:35:04 AM PDT · by weegee · 84 replies · 2,975+ views
    Hearst News Service via Houston Chronicle ^ | July 13, 2004, 1:41AM | By STEWART M. POWELL and MARK HELM
    July 13, 2004, 1:41AM Kerry forms legal team to fight abuse at polls By STEWART M. POWELL and MARK HELM Hearst News Service BOSTON --Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry on Monday announced creation of a nationwide legal SWAT team of election lawyers to combat the kind of voting irregularities that occurred in Florida four years ago, contributing to the disputed election of President Bush by five electoral votes. Kerry said his team would take "tough action" to prevent the kind of voter "intimidation and harassment" that kept an estimated 1 million African-American voters from the polls in 2000 and prevented...
  • Are You Too Stupid to Vote Properly?

    07/06/2004 5:39:38 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 29 replies · 1,839+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | July 6, 2004 | Joe Mariani
    According to some Democratic lawmakers, you aren't capable of voting this year without a United Nations monitor making sure you get it right. Nine prominent Democrats, elected members of the House of Representatives, have sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, begging him to send UN monitors to oversee the 2004 election. Florida representative Eddie Bernice Johnson led the latest effort to subvert the sovereignty of the United States and place us under the control of the increasingly-corrupt United Nations. Let me get this straight. A group of Democrats want to bring some people from countries like North Korea,...