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  • Flukes Testimony

    03/04/2012 1:54:02 PM PST · by Netizen · 114 replies · 2+ views
    Law Students for Reprodutive Justice ^ | March 2012 | Sandra Fluke
    This is the html version of the file http://abcnews.go.com/images/Politics/statement-Congress-letterhead-2nd%20hearing.pdf. Page 1 Leader Pelosi, Members of Congress, good morning, and thank you for calling this hearing on women’s health and allowing me to testify on behalf of the women who will benefit from the Affordable Care Act contraceptive coverage regulation. Myname is Sandra Fluke, and I’m a third year student at Georgetown Law, a Jesuit school. I’m also a past president of Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice or LSRJ. I’d like to acknowledge my fellow LSRJ members and allies and all of the student activists with us and thank them...
  • Will Democrats Win the Dead Vote?

    02/21/2012 12:04:22 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    CE ^ | February 21, 2012 | KEITH KOFFLER
    One of my dad’s favorite sayings was, “Live fast, die young, and leave a good looking corpse.”How about a corpse that can vote?An outfit called Project Veritas – run by James O’Keefe, who made the videos that brought down ACORN – ran a little experiment in New Hampshire Tuesday and found that without voter ID requirements, dead people were offered a rare opportunity to participate in the political process.Because you see, Mssrs. Obama and Holder, states want voter ID laws not to prevent minorities from voting, but to PREVENT THE DECEASED FROM VOTING.Attorney General Eric Holder has been waging an...
  • Media Matters Allegations: “Virtually all the mainstream media was using our stuff”…Politico Upset

    02/13/2012 6:40:45 PM PST · by Starman417 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-13-12 | Curt
    Politico is a bit upset about the recent investigative journalist piece done by The Daily Caller on Media Matters. In that piece they spoke to many former staffers at Media Matters, and what did they find? Yet those same interviews, as well as a detailed organizational planning memo obtained by The Daily Caller, also suggest that Media Matters has to a great extent achieved its central goal of influencing the national media. Founded by Brock in 2004 as a liberal counterweight to “conservative misinformation” in the press, Media Matters has in less than a decade become a powerful player in...
  • Privacy concerns stall release of WI recall signatures

    01/31/2012 8:06:08 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 1-29-12 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON — What’s in a million names? Wisconsin and the world were supposed to find out Monday. Now, the Government Accountability Board, or GAB, which oversees state elections and campaigns, is reportedly holding off posting the reported 1 million signatures on petitions seeking to recall Gov. Scott Walker due to privacy concerns. GAB spokesman Reid Magney told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Monday evening the board was holding off on posting the names online after hearing concerns about a stalking victim and others who did not want their names released. Earlier in the day, Magney told Wisconsin Reporter that the...
  • Deciding the president by popular vote is a flawed idea

    01/25/2012 5:32:51 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 58 replies
    Wa Po ^ | 1/23/12 | Charles Lane
    Last Thursday’s GOP presidential debate was a doozy. Some of the commercials weren’t bad, either. My favorite was the ad from the National Popular Vote movement, promoting legislation in the 50 states to guarantee that the people, not the electoral college, choose our president. Mind you, I’ve always found it kind of fallacious to worry that our current system elevates popular-vote losers to the presidency: that’s because popular votes cast in a state-by-state contest for 270 electoral votes do not reflect the national will. Rather, they reflect the results of a competition in which candidates tailor their messages and deploy...
  • Fake CNN email used as dirty trick in South Carolina (Anti-Gingrich)

    01/20/2012 9:01:48 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | 1-20-12 | Peter Hamby
    Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - In what appears to be a last ditch attempt to halt Newt Gingrich's late momentum in South Carolina, a fake CNN Breaking News alert was emailed to state Republican activists early Thursday morning claiming that the former House Speaker pressured his ex-wife to have an abortion. CNN did not send out the email alert. It's not clear how many people received the fake email, though at least two members of the South Carolina GOP Executive Committee, who did not want to be named, were among those who found the missive in their inboxes this morning....
  • Bias in new vote-counting system? Obama donor’s company funds controversial election firm

    01/20/2012 6:50:17 AM PST · by tutstar · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Klein Online ^ | January 18, 2012 | Aaron Klein
    A top director at a venture capital firm that finances a controversial new online voting system donated to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and also contributed the maximum allowable to Obama’s inauguration, KleinOnline has learned. The internationally-headquartered company, SCYTL, has previously faced questions about the security of its electronic voting technologies, which are now set to be deployed in 900 U.S. jurisdictions. The firm already provides balloting for overseas U.S. military and civilian voting in nine states plus elections technologies in several districts. Concerns have also been raised about SCYTL’s ties to the Spanish government and to international venture capital firms....
  • Liberal Web Site Lies: Claims Santorum's Wife Had Abortion

    01/06/2012 9:12:30 AM PST · by julieee · 55 replies · 1+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 6, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Liberal Web Site Lies: Claims Santorum's Wife Had Abortion The liberal, pro-abortion web site Jezebel, which recently named as its woman of the year an abortion practitioner who injured a woman in a botched abortion, is now making false claims that Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum's wife had an abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/01/06/liberal-web-site-lies-claims-santorums-wife-had-abortion/
  • Obama’s plan to steal the election of 2012

    01/05/2012 2:46:49 PM PST · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-05-11 | DrJohn
    "I will see nutting!" Or, why Eric Holder will remain in office until 2013 at least. A pair of articles from the Washington Times make clear that the White House has a plan for the 2012 election, and that is to guarantee victory for Obama regardless of the outcome of the vote. A large part of it depends on Eric Holder and his continual bastardization of the law. The first comes from Robert Knight and his account of why democrats despise voter id laws: Assistant AG Thomas Perez, the same official who terminated the Black Panther voter intimidation case, ordered...
  • Holder's Racial Politics: The AG's attack on voter ID laws may backfire legally and politically.

    12/30/2011 7:02:36 PM PST · by Comrade Brother Abu Bubba · 58 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 30, 2011 | The Wall Street Journal
    Holder's Racial Politics Eric Holder must be amazed that President Obama was elected and he could become Attorney General. That's a fair inference after the Attorney General last Friday blocked South Carolina's voter ID law on grounds that it would hurt minorities. What a political abuse of law. In a letter to South Carolina's government, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Thomas Perez called the state law—which would require voters to present one of five forms of photo ID at the polls—a violation of Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Overall, he noted, 8.4% of the state's registered...
  • Virginia Must Change Its Election System

    12/28/2011 7:17:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2011 | Terry Jeffrey
    When I managed Pat Buchanan's presidential campaign in 1996, I learned that some states conducted fair and honest caucuses and primaries and that some did not. Iowa, historically the first caucus state, and New Hampshire, historically the first primary state, conducted their political business fairly. New York did not. Today Virginia's political system is beginning to resemble New York's in 1996. To get on the Republican primary ballot in New York that year, a candidate needed to submit signatures from 1,250 registered Republican voters in each of the state's 31 congressional districts or signatures from 5 percent of registered Republicans...
  • Holder Plays the Race Card Even Before Election Day (Without it the Left cannot win)

    12/20/2011 7:42:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2011 | Robert Knight
    Is it racist to require people to show a photo ID when they vote? You need a photo ID for nearly any meaningful transaction, such as cashing checks, including government checks. If this simple requirement “suppresses” the vote, maybe we need to ask why it’s such a great idea to push for universal suffrage for every adult who is merely breathing. Of course, even this latter requirement would suppress the vote in Chicago and New Orleans, where dead people get to vote all the time – and do so cheerfully! In a speech Tuesday at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library...
  • ACLU sues Wisconsin over photo ID law

    12/14/2011 1:27:50 AM PST · by bjorn14 · 70 replies · 1+ views
    Milwaukke Journal Sentinel ^ | 14 November 2011 | Jason Stein
    The American Civil Liberties Union sued the State of Wisconsin on Tuesday over a new law requiring voters to show government-issued photo identification, charging that the measure violates the U.S. Constitution. The lawsuit says that the state is infringing on some citizens' right to vote and to be treated equally under the law and amounts to a kind of poll tax on voters who lack the documents needed to get an approved ID. Republican lawmakers and Gov. Scott Walker, who is named in the lawsuit along with a long list of other state officials, have said they believe the measure...
  • Holder to push against voter-ID laws

    12/13/2011 8:34:28 AM PST · by Justaham · 64 replies · 1+ views
    hotair.com ^ | 12-13-11 | Ed Morrissey
    The Obama administration on Tuesday will wade into the increasingly divisive national debate over new voting laws in several states that could depress turnout among minorities and others who helped elect the president in 2008. Â… With the presidential campaign heating up,Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will deliver a speech Tuesday expressing concerns about the voter-identification laws, along with a Texas redistricting plan before the Supreme Court that fails to take into account the stateÂ’s burgeoning Hispanic population, he said in an interview Monday. Holder will speak at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Libary and Museum in Austin, Tex.,...
  • NAACP to petition UN to stop voter-ID legislation in states

    12/06/2011 9:09:22 AM PST · by IbJensen · 54 replies · 2+ views
    I understand that the NAACP opposes voter-ID laws. Given the long history of fighting against uses of state law to deny blacks and other minorities the franchise until the Civil Rights Movement prevailed, their deep skepticism over proposed stricter enforcement of eligibility laws can’t help but recall echoes of voter suppression in their communities, even if the new laws are innocent of any racial animus. We still have plenty of mistrust that will take generations to undo, especially given that we still have those with living memories of having been denied the right to vote. Still, if the NAACP wants...
  • Trump-ed up: You won’t believe what Eason Jordan’s up to now

    12/04/2011 10:22:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/4/11 | Michelle Malkin
    Here’s a blast from the past. Remember Eason Jordan? Every conservative political blogger worth his/her salt knows and remembers who he is. Former CNN head Eason Jordan is the disgraced journalist who admitted in a 2003 New York Times op-ed piece titled “The News We Kept to Ourselves” that he deliberately and intentionally whitewashed Saddam Hussein’s atrocities and regurgitated Hussein propaganda for a decade in exchange for access. Let me underscore that: In 2003, after the U.S.-led Coalition invasion of Iraq and the fall of Saddam Hussein, Jordan confessed that CNN had deliberately reported Baathist propaganda during the Saddam era...
  • The Disfranchisement of Our Military Voters

    09/08/2011 7:51:25 PM PDT · by seekthetruth · 44 replies
    Eric Eversole and Hans A Von Spakovsky ^ | September 8, 2011 | SeekTheTruth
    The Disfranchisement of Our Military Voters By Hans A. von Spakovsky and Eric Eversole Published September 07, 2011 | FoxNews.com Time and again, Eric Holder’s Justice Department and its Civil Rights Division has shown how highly partisan it is. From its dismissal of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case, to its harassment of jurisdictions with voter ID laws, the Division has proven that its far-left liberal ideology determines whether it will enforce (or not enforce) the law. Now it is ignoring the plight of military voters.
  • The GOP War on Voting

    09/05/2011 11:31:17 AM PDT · by americanophile · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | August 30, 2011 | Ari Berman
    As the nation gears up for the 2012 presidential election, Republican officials have launched an unprecedented, centrally coordinated campaign to suppress the elements of the Democratic vote that elected Barack Obama in 2008. Just as Dixiecrats once used poll taxes and literacy tests to bar black Southerners from voting, a new crop of GOP governors and state legislators has passed a series of seemingly disconnected measures that could prevent millions of students, minorities, immigrants, ex-convicts and the elderly from casting ballots. "What has happened this year is the most significant setback to voting rights in this country in a century,"...
  • Three North Carolina Democrats admit voting twice for Obama

    08/12/2011 2:03:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/11/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Three Wake County, North Carolina, Democrats have admitted to voter fraud charges, according to local news reports.Kierra Fontae Leache, Shelia Romona Hodges and Brandon Earl Mclean each admitted to casting two ballots in recent elections. Local reports indicate all three voted for President Barack Obama twice in 2008.According to ABC News Channel 11 in Raleigh-Durham, authorities have placed the three on $10,000 bonds.The North Carolina Republican Party says this kind of fraudulent voter behavior is why the state needs a voter ID law. In July, Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue vetoed state Republicans’ latest attempt at instituting such a law, calling...
  • NAACP Ejects Media from ‘Non-Partisan’ Voter Registration Seminar

    07/25/2011 4:38:34 PM PDT · by Cecilia Trent · 4 replies
    Big Government ^ | 07/25/11 | Joe B Pollak
    A few minutes ago, NAACP officials asked me to leave the NAACP’s seminar on “civic engagement.” The seminar was listed in the official program, among several concurrent workshops. However, I was soon informed that it was “not open to media.” I complied by leaving, though not before collecting my belongings, including the NAACP’s manual for voter registration, canvassing, and get-out-the vote efforts in 2012. The few seconds of video below are all that I managed to obtain before being asked to leave.
  • GOP To Push Stronger Voter I.D. Laws, Says ‘Voter Fraud Is Real’

    07/18/2011 9:50:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 15, 2011 | Matt Cover
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus repeated his party’s commitment to stronger voter identification laws, saying that the GOP would not give up the fight against voter fraud. “I think that we need to make it easy to vote, hard to cheat, and I think that that’s a mantra that we ought to shout from the rooftops all over the country as a Party,” ... Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) Chairman David Norcross said that voter fraud issues were very real, despite complaints from liberals that it is largely a phantom problem. Cross cited several cases where states had found...
  • Hacker Allegedly Leaks Part of Florida’s Voter Database

    This is a doozy, even as it's still unverified. According to Anonymous, hacker @Abhaxas just leaked a lengthy text file revealing part of Florida's voter database. Included are voter statistics, candidates, and electoral race data. In the release, Abhaxas writes: So, this is a little ironic. Here is inside details of florida voting systems. Now.. who still believes voting isn't rigged? If the United States Government can't even keep their ballot systems secure, why trust them at all? FAIL!
  • DHS Stealth Amnesty Cover Up Exposed

    06/27/2011 9:57:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 27, 2011
    Officials at the Department of Homeland Security lied to Congress and the media to cover up a secret amnesty program that dismissed the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions. The scandalous story of how the government agency charged with keeping America safe systematically cancels pending deportations was first reported by Texas’s largest newspaper last year. The remarkable program stunned the legal profession and baffled immigration attorneys who say the government bounced their clients’ deportation even when expulsion was virtually guaranteed.After the story broke other media outlets began to dig around and Senate leaders launched...
  • Fannie Mae Exec Who Hired Barney Frank's Boyfriend Used to Work for Frank

    05/27/2011 11:05:13 AM PDT · by CharlyFord · 7 replies
    JammieWearingFool ^ | 27 May 2011 | JammieWearingFool
    Nothing improper here, folks. Just move along. You're a homophobe if you think there was anything unseemly going on. The Fannie Mae executive who hired U.S. Rep. Barney Frank’s former lover was a campaign donor and once worked for the congressman — but denies the Newton Democrat’s recommendation played a role in the controversial 1991 hiring.
  • Fantasy Island - Are Republicans losing their grip on reality? (liberal hypocrisy writ large...)

    05/24/2011 3:08:36 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 15 replies
    Slate ^ | Friday, May 20, 2011, at 12:22 PM ET | Jacob Weisberg
    At a press conference last week, someone asked Chris Christie for his views on evolution vs. creationism. "That's none of your business," the New Jersey governor barked in response. ...it says even more about the current state of the national Republican Party, where magical thinking trumps rationality, and even to acknowledge basic realities about the world we live in runs the risk of damaging one's political future. Christie is not part of the natural constituency for Darwin-denial... (but) he must constantly ask himself the question: Am I about to say something to which a white, evangelical, socially conservative, gun-owning, Obama-despising,...
  • Democrats in Texas Senate unite against sanctuary cities bill

    05/24/2011 8:32:44 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | 23 May 2011 | Dave Montgomery
    The Texas Senate's 12 Democrats formed a united front against a revived "sanctuary cities" bill Monday as Hispanic leaders argued that it would lead to racial profiling and undercut relations between law enforcement and Latino communities. Several Hispanic residents from Tarrant County drove to Austin to participate in a rally on the south grounds of the Capitol after the bill appeared to regain renewed momentum over the weekend. The Rev. Stephen Jasso, pastor of the All Saints Catholic Church in Fort Worth, said the measure would "hurt and endanger" Latino communities. The bill, SB12, is one of Gov. Rick Perry's...
  • NY-26: Jack Davis is the First Tea-In-Name-Only

    05/12/2011 3:19:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 12, 2011 | Sam Foster
    NY-26 special election may not be in the forefront of conservative minds, but the race has serious national implications: "A win by the Democrat in this Republican district -- even if created by a phony Tea Party candidate siphoning off votes from the Republican-- will be spun as a major victory for Obama.  You will hear nothing but how it signals Obama's turnaround, how it reflects Obama's new found popularity after the bin Laden kill, and how it signals unhappiness with Republicans.  You will not hear a word in the MSM about the fact that Davis is not a real...
  • Donna Brazile: Voter Photo ID Not the Answer

    05/08/2011 11:29:42 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 74 replies
    In the month since political analyst Donna Brazile took the helm as interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, she's been focused on matters relating to the 2012 election, including a push by Republican-controlled state legislatures to require photo identification at the polls. Republicans say that the laws are necessary to prevent voter fraud, but Brazile claims that they're a partisan tactic designed to weed out voters who are more likely to be Democrats and help the GOP on Election Day. "The photo-identification laws that Republicans are pushing across the country are most likely to disenfranchise young Americans, poor Americans...
  • What? No Easter Greeting? [Obama announces every Muslim holiday, but not Easter]

    04/25/2011 1:21:55 PM PDT · by grundle · 28 replies
    whitehousedossier.com ^ | April 25, 2011 | Keith Koffler
    Just when I thought the current team running the White House might have used up all its allotted mistakes comes word that President Obama failed to issue either an Easter or a Good Friday greeting to the nation. Now, let’s forget for a moment that these greetings, which presidents issue on many holidays and commemorations of events, are largely perfunctory and symbolic gestures that nobody cares about. Until there’s a problem with them. Fox News first caught the blunder and put it into context that makes the omission insulting to Christians. The mistake is odd enough to call into question...
  • Walter E Williams predicts an OBAMA win in 2012, and here is why: BOGUS! SEE LINK

    04/24/2011 3:07:21 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 95 replies
    Walter E. Williams ^ | 04/2011 | Walter E. Williams
    <p>Walter E. Williams, (born 1936 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania ) is a conservative American economist, commentator, and academic. He is the John M Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University , as well as a syndicated columnist and author.</p>
  • The SEC Employees Watching Porn At Work Were Making Over $200,000/Year

    03/14/2011 2:18:56 PM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 14, 2011 | Courtney Comstock
    Last year, an investigation revealed that there were 24 SEC employees and 7 employees who had been contracted by the SEC who were caught watching porn on work computers (one of whom admitted doing it for 8 hours per day). Now Denver lawyer Kevin Evans's letter requesting that the SEC release their names (the SEC refuses) via the FOIA has more details on the employees: 1.The locations the employees worked at were: Atlanta; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Fort Worth, Texas; Los Angeles; and Washington, D.C.
  • City tries again for reimbursement from Obama campaign

    03/12/2011 8:42:25 AM PST · by SPI-Man · 14 replies
    The State Journal Register ^ | 03/12/2011 | SPI-man
    Dear President Barack Obama: Please pay up. Springfield Mayor Frank Edwards this week sent a letter asking the president to help see that the city is reimbursed for the expense associated with hosting Obama’s presidential campaign stop in Springfield in the fall of 2008.
  • Holder's Dept. Of (Social) Justice

    12/15/2010 4:29:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 2+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 15, 2010 | Staff
    Politics: This Justice Department's social activism knows no bounds. First it meddled in a border state's right to protect itself. Now it's trying to rewrite school policy to pander to Muslim law. On Monday, Justice sued an Illinois school district for rejecting a Muslim teacher's request to take a three-week leave of absence to travel to Mecca. The suit claims that the Berkeley School District discriminated against middle-school instructor Safoorah Khan, whose religion "required" her to perform the hajj, and is seeking damages for this so-called victim. But it's not stopping there. It seeks an order mandating school officials adopt...
  • Democrat Media Hosting Republican Presidential Debates

    11/12/2010 5:43:40 AM PST · by red meat conservative · 30 replies
    Red Meat Conservative ^ | 11/12/10 | Daniel
    Presidential primary politics has already begun to percolate into the media following the midterm elections.  There is now discussion of hosting the first GOP primary debate at the Reagan Library as early as this coming spring.  While many conservatives are upset that we are already contemplating debates before the field of candidates is set, I have another bone to pick concerning this development.  Politico announced yesterday that they will be sponsoring that debate at the Reagan Library along with ...... NBC news!  This is astounding.  We have already ceded over the general election debates to be controlled and orchestrated by...
  • Bag of Uncounted Ballots Found in Bridgeport

    11/05/2010 8:27:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 141 replies · 2+ views
    www.nbcconnecticut.com ^ | 11-05-10 | BY Bob Connors
    In what has become one of the stranger twists in an already bizarre Governor's race, a bag of uncounted ballots was found in Bridgeport Thursday night. Republican officials were approached by Democratic operatives and told about the surprise ballot bag, according to Bridgeport GOP Chairman Marc Delmonico. “It adds to the inconsistencies from the Democratic Party in Bridgeport. It just keeps adding to it,” said Delmonico. “There’s nothing odd about it; there’s certainly nothing missing about it,” said Ed Maley, a representative for the Democratic Party. Delmonico said Democrats asked to have several people deputized to count the uncounted ballots,...
  • Brakes put on removal of red light cameras [Houston refuses to give up $10 million cash cow]

    11/03/2010 11:23:21 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    chron.com ^ | 3 Nov 2010 | JAMES PINKERTON and BRAD OLSON
    Although voters abolished Houston's red light camera system Tuesday, the 70 cameras have the green light to keep recording traffic violations for months as the city weighs a legal strategy for exiting its contract with the firm operating the cameras, city officials say. Anti-camera activists slammed the delay Wednesday, insisting on immediately terminating the five-year contract — whatever the cost - with ATS, the Arizona firm that manages Houston's system. The May 2009 contract has a termination clause that requires the city to provide the company with a 120-day notice of cancellation, a period when the cameras will still be...
  • State Poll Worker Steals Up To 75 Ballots, Flees (CA)

    11/03/2010 9:15:54 AM PDT · by epithermal · 15 replies
    KTVU ^ | November 3, 2010 | unknown
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The director of elections in San Francisco says a polling inspector made off with up to 75 ballots, a voting roster and other election materials in a bizarre heist. John Arntz said Tuesday that around 4 p.m. Pacific a polling inspector broke into the ballot-counting machine, scooped up the ballots and stole a memory pack that records information from the ballots. He also stole the cell phone of a teenage poll worker. Arntz says police and sheriff's officials know the poll worker's name and are investigating the theft. A call to a police spokesman after business hours...
  • Dayton (D) lead less than a half point with 99% of pcts. in

    11/03/2010 3:33:27 AM PDT · by LiveFreeOrDie2001 · 38 replies · 2+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 11/3/2010 | By DENNIS J. McGRATH, RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER and BAIRD HELGESON, Staff Writers
    The Minnesota governor's race is so close it has come to this: another recount appears almost certain. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, DFLer Mark Dayton leads Republican Tom Emmer by less than one half of 1 percent -- 43.67% to 43.24%. For any race where the margin is less than one half of 1 percent, there is an automatic recount, as happened two years ago in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race. "It looks like it's recount part II: And this time it's personal," said state Republican Party Chair Tony Sutton.
  • Is The Media Ready To Go Straight?

    11/01/2010 11:47:24 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 30 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 11/01/10 | CaroleL
    With little doubt about the outcome of tomorrow's elections, the speculation turns to what the reaction will be to the historic GOP victories. Will President Barack Obama shift toward the political center? Will all those shiny new Republican lawmakers keep their campaign promises to shrink government and control spending? Will those in the Tea Party movement remain engaged and involved once this battle has been won? All those answers will come in time but what we'll probably find out instantly is will the mainstream media abandon its self-assigned role of liberal cheerleader and return to honest reporting?
  • More Media Shenanigans: Delaware TV Station 'Forgets' to Broadcast O'Donnell 30 Minute Ads

    11/01/2010 7:40:03 AM PDT · by kristinn · 198 replies · 1+ views
    Monday, November 1, 2010 | Kristinn
    The Christine O'Donnell campaign bought three thirty minute blocks of time on Delaware TV channel 28 to broadcast an infomercial on her candidacy the last two days before Tuesday's election.Last night's scheduled 11:30 broadcast failed to happen. This morning, the scheduled 10:00 broadcast also failed to happen.The O'Donnell campaign just Tweeted about the incidents:This isn't our show either! We are told channel 28 "forgot" to air it...both times... even though we paid for the time slot last week. 4 minutes ago via txtThe infomercial, entitled We the People, was posted this morning to O'Donnell's campaign website and can be viewed...
  • Houston Media: Mouthpiece of the Left

    10/28/2010 1:28:55 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 21 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | Oct 28th 2010 at 9:21 am | Catherine Engelbrecht
    What happens when a group of everyday citizens does their part to alert the authorities to potential vote fraud?  Apparently, Democrat drone media is unleashed to crush the effort.  Check out this Houston, Texas ABC affiliate, Channel 13 News, report claiming leaders of King Street Patriots “may serve jail time,” quoting the Democrat Party as their source: King Street Patriots is the organization that launched True the Vote, an initiative to encourage citizens to help improve elections by reviewing voter rolls and volunteering to work at the polls.  Their honest intentions were met with coordinated lawsuits and an ethics complaint...
  • Daytona Beach commissioner arrested in election-fraud investigation

    10/27/2010 9:51:05 AM PDT · by subterfuge · 20 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10-27-2010 | Gary Taylor
    Daytona Beach City Commissioner Derrick Henry and his campaign manager were arrested this morning and charged with absentee ballot fraud, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said. Henry, 41, is charged with two counts of absentee ballots/voting violations, nine counts of being a principal to absentee ballots and voting violations-one count of conspiracy to commit absentee ballots and voting violations. Genesis Robinson, 21, is accused of 11 counts of being a principal to absentee ballots and voting violations and one count of conspiracy to commit absentee ballots and voting violations. All of the charges are third-degree felonies. They will be taken...
  • The Daily Kos, Twittergate & Obama's Birth Certificate Controversy

    10/25/2010 12:30:00 PM PDT · by rxsid · 128 replies · 1+ views
    jeffersonsrebels.blogspot.com ^ | 10/24/2010 | Erica
    "The Daily Kos, Twittergate & Obama's Birth Certificate Controversy Posted by Erica The Zapem blog has produced a video, Twittergate - The Democrats Hire A Twitter-Thug, which details how the Democrats hired Neal Rauhauser, a Daily Kos blogger, to paint the tea party movement as racist, homophobic, extremist and every other pejorative you can imagine. Rauhauser owns a company co-founded with Beth Becker called Progressive PST. Zapem says,"The evidence submitted demonstrates the systematic and deliberate provocation towards people in an attempt to elicit unfavorable responses after a series of malicious and vile attacks. The idea was to antagonize, collect and...
  • SHOCK: PA Dem: "We Still Have The Street Money" To Pay For Voters

    10/25/2010 11:44:32 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 29 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 25, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    ANDREA MITCHELL, NBC: "What is the secret here to turn out? In the old days, the old machine days, what we called 'walking around money,' handing out money to get people to vote. Is it still the case? What do you do, what is the magic in Philadelphia? REP. ROBERT BRADY (D-PA): "We still have the street money and we're very knowledgeable." Rep. Brady is also the chairman of the Philadelphia Democratic party.
  • Poll Watchers Claim Harassment And Intimidation At Houston, Texas Voting Places

    10/20/2010 12:44:17 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 152 replies
    libertypundits ^ | 10/20/10 | Melissa Clouthier
    Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher reports voter intimidation in Harris County, Texas (Houston) by volunteer poll watchers trained by King Street Patriots, a local non-partisan group who started the True The Vote campaign. Tommy leads with this inflammatory paragraph saying: In a story that’s sure to draw comparisons to the New Black Panther Party member who brandished a nightstick at a Philadelphia polling place in 2008, a Tea Party group called the King Street Patriots has been accused of “1960s style” voter intimidation in primarily minority precincts on the first day of early voting in Texas. The group is being sued by...
  • The Democrats Will Steal the Election if We Let Them

    10/19/2010 3:08:14 AM PDT · by Scanian · 41 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 19, 2010 | J.R. Dunn
    The longstanding Democrat tactic of stealing elections threatens a reappearance on November 2. It would be foolish to pretend otherwise and rely on the voters' voice to be heard merely because the public has turned on the Democrats. A number of comments on my recent pieces dealing with electoral issues (particularly "The American Left Slides Into Psychosis") have mentioned the importance of protecting the vote to assure that standard corrupt Democratic tactics are not allowed to lessen the weight of the impending November avalanche. This is certainly a valid point in this age, when Stuart Smalley has found his way...
  • Obama's foreign money can of worms (Hey Obama, check this)

    10/19/2010 10:32:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 19, 2010 | Thomas Lifson
    The Democrats, including President Obama, have embarked on a disastrous campaign impugning the US Chamber of Commerce as a source of nefarious foreign money corrupting our campaigns. Not only has the accusation failed to resonate, it has opened a door that Democrats would prefer remain closed. And because Washington Post writer Marc A. Thiessen has taken up the question, it will be impossible to contain the very valid questions raised: ...one of the largest labor unions in America, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), ... is spending lavishly to elect Democrats. The SEIU claims 100,000 members in Canada. According to...
  • Illinois officials "caught lying" about military ballots

    10/15/2010 11:55:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Election Law Center ^ | October 15, 2010 | Christian Adams
    An amazing revelation over at BigGovernment.com. They report Illinois has been “lying” about whether or not military ballots mailed on September 18 as required by Federal law. They lied to the DOJ.  Obviously if they did lie, this is not a happy day for America’s servicemembers. But take special note of why the lie worked: because the Department of Justice deploys a Keystone Kops enforcement operation. You can actually read the extent of the Justice Department’s inquiry to Illinois here.  It isn't much.  After the Illinois board of elections tells the DOJ that the ballots mailed in time in all the...
  • Illinois Candidate's Name Misspelled As 'Rich Whitey' On Electronic-Voting Machines

    10/14/2010 2:35:39 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 52 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 10/14/2010 | Eric Lach
    There are typos and then there are complete and utter catastrophes. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the name of Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney is misspelled "Rich Whitey" on electronic-voting machines in 23 wards -- "about half in predominantly African-American areas." The error only occurs on screens voters would see when they are reviewing their choices (Whitney's name appears correctly on the initial screens), but officials say the error cannot be corrected before election day. Jim Allen, spokesman for the Chicago Board of Elections, told the Sun-Times he expects 90% of votes on election day to be cast on...
  • Military ballots may not count in Illinois

    10/13/2010 4:37:02 PM PDT · by MaestroLC · 120 replies · 1+ views
    WLS-AM 890 ^ | October 13, 2010 | By Adam Zielinski
    CHICAGO (WLS) - The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether the state of Illinois missed the deadline for mailing absentee ballots to members of the military and other overseas American voters as part of a new federal overseas voting law. Cris Cray, Director of Legislation at the Illinois State Board of Elections, says not all of Illinois' 110 jurisdictions were compliant with the 2009 Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (MOVE). The law requires every state to mail their absentee ballots 45 days prior to Election Day to overseas troops, government employees and other Americans who want to vote from...