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  • Trump vows to 'strongly regulate' social media after Twitter flags two of president's posts

    05/27/2020 9:56:09 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 65 replies
    Just The News ^ | 5/27/2020 | Joseph Weber
    President Trump said Wednesday that he will “strongly regulate” or even “close down” social media platforms, one day after Twitter flagged two of his posts. The president made the vow on Twitter after the social media platform added a message to the tweets that linked to a page disputing the accuracy of his posts. Trump and other conservatives argue that social media is censuring or silencing their messages. Read more “Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices,” Trump said over two tweets Wednesday morning. “We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow...
  • Fraud: Michigan Democratic Official Charged With Altering Ballots in 2018 Election

    05/26/2020 9:26:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 5/26/2020 | Guy Benson
    Whenever I write about voter fraud, I feel obliged to inject some nuance and caveats, which typically boil down to this: The Right tends to exaggerate the prevalence of the problem, while the Left tends to dismiss and downplay it entirely. The truth is that while there is no evidence of widespread and systemic abuses, fraud does occur, and common-sense steps to ensure the integrity of the ballot and electoral process should not be reflexively assailed as racist or forms of (heavily debunked) "suppression." Indeed, measures like voter ID requirements are broadly popular among the electorate, despite frequent demonization. Democrats...
  • Voting By Mail In 2020 Would Create Chaos To Advantage Democrats

    05/26/2020 10:28:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 26, 2020 | Sarah Lee
    Vote-by-mail would federalize a state-based electoral system, introducing something Democrats tend to use when they're desperate for a win: chaos. Leftists know that changing the rules of the game can bring victory, and have long tried to change election rules to do just that. When COVID-19 came, facing a contentious race with a populist incumbent president, Democrats turned to their vast network of money-men, many under the umbrella of the “dark money” empire known as the Arabella Network, and set about using the new crisis to their advantage. Their latest push is an expansion of vote-by-mail and its cousin, ballot...
  • Senate Democrat: Mail-in ballots needed because GOP trying to stop 'people of color from voting'

    05/20/2020 11:53:46 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 20 2020 | Sam Dorman
    Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., pushed mail-in voting as a way to counter alleged Republican attempts to suppress minority votes. “It's really a great system," Merkley said, referring to mail-in voting. "One of those valuable things, which will become more and more important is it stops so many forms of voter suppression and voter intimidation. The Republicans are trying to stop poor people from voting, they’re trying to stop college students from voting, people of color from voting, Indian tribes from voting." He made those comments during a Tuesday interview with Sirius XM host Dean Obeidallah. Merkley added that mail-in balloting...
  • California announces disaster relief assistance for undocumented adults

    05/14/2020 6:19:21 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 40 replies
    KION ^ | May 14, 2020 | Avery Johnson
    The California Department of Social Services announced that it will be providing state-funded disaster relief assistance to undocumented immigrants through the Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI) Project.
  • U.S. Supreme Court to hear presidential Electoral College dispute

    05/13/2020 4:33:08 AM PDT · by EBH · 146 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/13/2020 | Andrew Chung, Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court is set on Wednesday to consider a dispute involving whether “electors” in the complex Electoral College system that decides the winner of U.S. presidential elections are free to disregard laws directing them to back the candidate who prevails in their state’s popular vote. If enough electors do so, it could upend an election. The nine justices will hear two closely watched cases - one from Colorado and one from Washington state - less than six months before the Nov. 3 election in which presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden challenges Republican President Donald Trump. The...
  • ‘Track your ballot like a package’: How technology will smooth the way for November’s mail-in ballot surge

    05/08/2020 7:29:13 PM PDT · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 73 replies
    Fast Company ^ | 05-07-20 | Talib Visram
    As part of a string of voting laws signed by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam in mid-April, the state became the 34th in the country whose residents may vote by mail without having to prove that they couldn’t vote in person. Of the remaining 16 states that don’t grant that right, governors and election officials in 11 allowed exceptions during the primaries on account of the pandemic—and if the coronavirus is still lingering in November, might be expected to continue those exceptions. “Whether they want to or not, all states are going to see a dramatic surge in mail voting this...
  • Honoring America’s Great Generation by Protecting Their Votes

    05/05/2020 2:49:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | May 5, 2020 | Ken Blackwell
    America holds its “Greatest Generation” in a unique place of honor. We treasure the enormous contributions the men and women who are now our senior citizens have made to our freedom and prosperity, at home and abroad. Yet the sacred right of today’s seniors to have their political choices honored at the ballot box are at high risk because of vote fraud. Faced with challenges of aging such as sensory and mobility changes, access to transportation or a residence change to a new voting jurisdiction, seniors often rely on others to assist them with voting. They are also the trusting...
  • America should prepare now for voting by mail in November’s election

    04/18/2020 9:21:10 AM PDT · by krny9 · 120 replies
    The Economist ^ | 04/18/2020 | Economist
    One of Donald Trump’s special talents is to hold every conceivable position on a given subject at the same time. So it is with voting by mail in American elections. The president used a postal ballot to vote in Florida’s Republican primary last month. He has also denounced postal voting as an invitation to fraud. He has said voting by mail “doesn’t work out well for Republicans”. And he has said that postal voting should be expanded for older voters and for members of the armed forces, two groups he assumes would favour him in November. The president’s interventions have...
  • Kentucky lawmakers override Gov. Beshear's veto of voter ID measure

    04/14/2020 9:16:43 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 59 replies
    KLKY and AP ^ | April 14, 2020 | Mark Vanderhoff
    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky's Republican state lawmakers took advantage of their supermajority in both the House and Senate on Tuesday and voted to override Gov. Andy Beshear's vetoes of five bills. They're also expected to vote to override his line-item vetoes of the budget either Tuesday night or Wednesday. Advertisement By far, the most high-profile of the bills Beshear vetoed in its entirety was Senate Bill 2, which requires voters to present a photo ID at their polling location.
  • KKK-Blackface Governor Ralph Northam Repeals Virginia Voter ID Laws, Expands Early Voting Programs

    04/13/2020 12:26:41 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    GP ^ | Cristina Laila
    KKK-Blackface Governor Ralph Northam (D) on Monday signed sweeping legislation repealing voter ID laws and expanded early voting programs. “Voting is a fundamental right, and these new laws strengthen our democracy by making it easier to cast a ballot, not harder,” said Governor Northam in a statement. “No matter who you are or where you live in Virginia, your voice deserves to be heard. I’m proud to sign these bills into law.” Northam signed legislation allowing early voting 45 days prior to an election without even stating an excuse. Voters used to have to provide a reason for absentee voting from an approved...
  • Federal Data: 16.4M Mail-In Ballots Went Missing in 2016, 2018 Elections

    04/12/2020 11:23:15 AM PDT · by bitt · 95 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/10/2020 | John Binder
    About 16.4 million mail-in ballots went missing in the 2016 and 2018 elections, data provided to Breitbart News reveals. The data from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and the Election Administration and Voting Surveys for 2016 and 2018, provided by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), shows that between the 2016 and 2018 elections, roughly 16.4 million ballots mailed to registered voters went missing. In the 2018 election, about 42.4 million ballots were mailed to registered voters. Of those mailed, more than one million were undeliverable, more than 430,000 were rejected, and nearly 10.5 million went missing. The 2016 election...
  • Don't Let Democrats Federalize Elections

    04/10/2020 1:48:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | April 10, 2020 | David Harsanyi
    I'm sorry, but you have no constitutional "right" to vote by mail. You have no constitutional "right" to vote six days after an election is over. Nor do you have any "right" to censor information related to an election. Not even during a pandemic. This week, the Supreme Court ruled that a federal court was not empowered to overwrite Wisconsin's election laws and force the state to accept ballots without any postmark deadline nearly a week after the election. Likewise, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that Governor Tony Evers did not have the authority to arbitrarily suspend in-person voting....
  • Progressive youth groups issue demands for Biden ahead of general election

    04/08/2020 12:55:44 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04 08 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    A slate of progressive youth groups have issued a list of demands they want to see presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden adopt ahead of the general election. Eight progressive groups said in a joint letter released Wednesday that they feared Biden’s centrist policies would alienate younger voters, who trend more liberal, and hinder Democrats’s efforts to unseat President Trump in November. The groups noted that while Biden racked up delegates with a March winning spree, he consistently ceded voters under 45 years old to Sanders in the primaries. SNIP While Sanders, who had garnered the endorsements of all eight...
  • Trump Admin Names Gun Makers, Retailers Essential Businesses Nationwide

    03/28/2020 8:00:33 PM PDT · by rktman · 82 replies ^ | 3/28/2020 | AWR Hawkins
    President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security released updated guidelines naming gun manufacturers and retailers as essential on Saturday, which means they are to stay open and operational nationwide during a Chinese coronavirus shutdown. The DHS guidelines list as essential: Workers supporting the manufacturing of safety equipment and uniforms for law enforcement, public safety personnel, and first responders. Workers supporting the operation of firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, and shooting ranges. The Second Amendment Foundation’s Alan Gottlieb commented on the DHS declaration, saying, “Every freedom loving American owes President Trump and his administration a very big thank you...
  • BREAKING: Sotomayor recuses herself from electoral college case

    03/10/2020 7:47:34 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 39 replies
    newsthud ^ | March 10, 2020 | Paul Goldberg
    Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor will recuse herself from a case regarding the electoral college according to a new report from Wapo. A letter explains her rationale as she is friends with one of the parties. Last month, reacting to a Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s claim that the GOP appointed Justices are being biased in his favor, President Trump called for both Sotomayor and Ginsburg to have to recuse themselves from “Trump related” matters. “Sotomayor accuses GOP appointed Justices of being biased in favor of Trump.” @IngrahamAngle @FoxNews This is a terrible thing to say. Trying to “shame” some into...
  • Democrats’ Selective Concern Over Voter IDs

    03/08/2020 5:27:06 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 3, 2020 | John Lott and Thomas Massie
    If free voter IDs create such a hardship, why don’t we hear more complaints about the various fees and expensive IDs that are required to own a gun and pass a background check?
  • Group threatens lawsuits over ‘suspiciously high’ voter registration rates in swing states

    02/27/2020 7:34:45 AM PST · by knighthawk · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 28 2020 | Ronn Blitzer
    EXCLUSIVE: Voters in Florida, Michigan and Colorado are threatening to sue their states after an independent organization discovered that each has counties with unusually high voter registration rates -- in some cases, they found more registered voters than actual people eligible to vote. The data was compiled by the Honest Elections Project, a new nonprofit organization that blames the seemingly implausible statistics on a failure of states to properly update voter rolls to account for people moving, dying or being incarcerated. The group examined publicly available registration records and compared it with citizen voting-age data from the U.S. Census Bureau,...
  • ICYMI: Stacey Abrams Calls Electoral College a 'Classist, Racist System'

    02/19/2020 2:56:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 77 replies ^ | February 18, 2020 | Bronson Stoccking
    Failed politician Stacey Abrams wants to do away with the electoral college. Her reasoning? The electoral college is a "classist, racist system whose time has passed and we need to get rid of it," so it's the same argument the left makes to get rid of everything they don't like. Naturally, Abrams attacked the centuries old constitutional system with the cast of ABC's "The View" on Monday morning.   Abrams claims the founding founders created the electoral system as a racist system designed somehow to prevent blacks from voting. To make her point, Abrams repeated the historically illiterate lie about...
  • Chris Matthews to Dems: Tell Socialist Bernie He's ‘Full of It,’ Could Lose 49 States!

    02/18/2020 4:56:01 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 77 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Back on February 7, our Curtis Houck caught Chris Matthews in an epic rant against socialism and the dangers that a Bernie Sanders candidacy would pose to Democrats. Matthews continued his anti-Sanders tirade Tuesday afternoon on Nicolle Wallace's MSNBC show. He urged Sanders's opponent to "punch" at him, and say he was "full of it." Matthews warned that a Sanders's candidacy could cause the party to lose 49 states. Ping to Liberal Media Criticism list.