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  • Why Facebook's 'Voter Megaphone' Is the Real Manipulation to Worry About

    07/06/2014 10:26:31 AM PDT · by dalight · 11 replies
    Techpresident.com ^ | July 3, 2014 | Micah L. Sifry
    Two years ago, on the morning of the 2012 election in the United States, I got an email with an urgent subject line: "You should write the story of how Facebook blew an opportunity to turn out 300k voters." The sender, a veteran progressive online activist who would prefer to remain anonymous, was upset for good reason. The election was bound to be close, and as of 10am that morning he hadn't yet seen an "I'm Voting" button on his Facebook page, nor had another colleague of his. Nor was one on my own Facebook page. Given that when Facebook...
  • Where is the RNC's VoteBuilder Software?

    11/07/2013 9:45:48 AM PST · by Huskerfan44 · 22 replies
    Americanthinker ^ | November 7, 2013 | Peter Wilson
    A friend went to help another friend who is running for the local School Committee. I'm being coy because my friend did a little undercover work and showed me screenshots of the software the candidate was using, something called VoteBuilder, "a partnership between the DNC and the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee." It was as sophisticated as anything I have seen while volunteering for Romney and McCain. The software provides the voter name, age, phone number, the voter's polling location, a script for the caller to read with questions like, "Do you need a ride to the polls?" Nothing revolutionary here,...
  • A Revealing Hour in Harlem With Anthony Weiner

    08/09/2013 10:10:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 8-9-13 | Scott Conroy
    NEW YORK -- It was just a few minutes into Anthony Weiner's door-to-door canvass of a Harlem public housing complex Thursday night, and the New York City mayoral candidate was already agitated. As he scanned his staff-prepared list of apartment numbers and corresponding residents' names, the candidate shook his head in disapproval. "This is no good, the way you have this organized," he said to one of two young, female aides who were accompanying him. “This is N.G. -- not great.” A few minutes later, Weiner remained fixated on the quality of his staff’s advance work, voicing his displeasure in...
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson: ‘We’ve bled too much’

    06/25/2013 6:24:04 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 37 replies
    politico.com ^ | June 25, 2013 | BREANNA EDWARDS
    Rev. Jesse Jackson slammed the Supreme Court’s decision on the Voting Rights Act saying that civil rights activists have “bled too much” to be “stabbed in the heart” this way. “The right to vote is too precious. We’ve bled too much, we’ve died too young, the price has been too great to now watch it be stabbed in the heart by the Supreme Court today,” the civil rights leader told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Tuesday. Jackson urged President Obama to use his executive power to convene Congress and make a case to set the record straight on the court’s ruling...
  • Biggest late poll problem long lines in key states

    11/06/2012 7:17:28 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 6, 10:02 PM EST | By CURT ANDERSON
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Voters in key states such as Florida and Virginia waited in long lines hours after polls closed Tuesday night to cast ballots, even as politicians and their supporters urged them not to give up despite the long delays. Candidates turned to social media to encourage voters through the long wait.
  • First Lady: ‘Bring ... That Little Lazy Friend’ to Campaign for Obama

    08/10/2012 1:03:14 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 29 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 10, 2012 | Penny Starr
    (First Lady Michelle Obama speaking in Centennial, Colo., on June 20, 2012.) (CNSNews.com) – Speaking at the University of Sciences in Philadelphia on Thursday, First Lady Michelle Obama encouraged attendees to recruit their "little lazy friend" to campaign for President Barack Obama’s reelection. “And that’s why we have launched this wonderful effort that we’re calling It Takes One,” Mrs. Obama said. “It’s simple. It is as simple as it sounds. Every time you take action to move this campaign forward, we’re asking you to inspire just one more person to step up and do their part as well. “So...
  • Michelle Obama: If You Disagree with Barack, You're Probably Confused

    08/10/2012 12:40:20 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 64 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8-10-12 | Kate Hicks
    Michelle Obama spoke with the Tom Joyner Morning Show about the things people can do to get out the vote for her husband, and actually offered a rather insulting portrait of those who are undecided -- as well as inaccurately portraying the race as between grassroots Democrats and a handful of rich Republicans. The most damning passage: "All of us know that one person in our lives -- that one knucklehead nephew that's not registered to vote. That one neighbor who's not really paying attention. That one coworker who's confused about how Barack's tax plan will benefit that individual. Those...
  • Gwen Moore: Wisconsin Dems Have ‘Tremendous Ground Game"

    06/04/2012 5:05:48 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 32 replies
    Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) extolled the Democratic ground game in Wisconsin in an appearance on MSNBC Monday, and said it would launch Democratic nominee Tom Barrett to a win against Gov. Scott Walker, defying conventional wisdom that Walker is a lock to stay in office. “I do think that people have underestimated our ground game, and I think we’ve developed the critical mass of factors to lead us on to victory on Tuesday,” said Moore. “No. 1, Tom is surging with independents, such an important constituency for winning an election. Secondly, we have a number of switchers, of — you...
  • Fox News Reports: Obama Warm Up Act Hoffa Says of Tea Party "Let's Take these SOBs Out!"

    09/05/2011 10:20:43 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 319 replies
    Just reported on Fox News...at a Detroit rally for Obama to preview his joke of a jobs bill, Jimmy Hoffa Jr. warming up the crowd said of the GOP and the Tea Party "Let's take these sons of b-tches out!" This is a clear incitement to violence which Obama must condemn at once. If he does not, then he is a rank hypocrite accusing conservatives of incivility and incitment as part of his attempt to politicize the Gabby Giffords shooting. This is a MUCH MORE CLEAR CALL FOR VIOLENCE than anything they can pin on anyone in the Tea Party,...
  • 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.
  • Obama’s Electioneers: Documentary to Reveal the Extent of 2008 Voter Fraud

    08/26/2010 9:59:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 26, 2010 | Gigi Gaston
    I am a documentary filmmaker, a Democrat. During the 2008 primaries, I was asked by a former congressional investigator to watch for and document any voter fraud occurring in the Democratic Party caucuses. Complaints had been filed, claims that Hillary Clinton had won the popular vote but lost the caucus vote. What I witnessed in Texas — and later in many other states — were things I could never forgive.The New Black Panther case — think that was an isolated incident? It certainly wasn’t. That type of lawless behavior got started in the primaries. I listened to first-hand accounts of Obama’s...
  • (Houston) Mayor, faith leaders urge census participation (Shelia Jackson Lee alert)

    03/02/2010 10:39:59 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 7 replies · 306+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 01, 2010 | Mike Snyder
    "When you take a census of the Israelites to count them, each one must pay the Lord a ransom for his life at the time he is counted. Then no plague will come upon them when you number them." -- Exodus 30:12. No one talked about plagues or ransoms during a news conference today at St. John's United Methodist Church downtown.... These local leaders gathered to promote "Census Sabbath" (PDF) March 5-7. They encouraged pastors, rabbis, priests and other spiritual leaders to dedicate sermons and other messages to the value of returning 2010 Census forms that will arrive in mailboxes...
  • Chris Matthews Worried There Aren't Any Votes for Democrats to Buy in Massachusetts Tuesday

    01/16/2010 7:29:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies · 2,235+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 01/16/2010 | Noel Sheppard
    Things are looking so bad for Democrats in Tuesday's special election for the Senate seat vacated by Ted Kennedy that MSNBC's Chris Matthews is concerned there aren't any left-leaning votes for his Party to buy. "You know in the old days...if the Democrats faced this kind of a disaster in the works, you`d go back to your ones, the people you were sure are going to vote Democrat, and you`d make sure they got to the polling place," Matthews told NBC's Chuck Todd on Friday's "Hardball." "You`d get them lunch, you`d get them a car. You`d make sure they got...
  • Chris Matthews: Just Buy Votes in Massachusetts.

    01/16/2010 7:18:24 PM PST · by biggien · 31 replies · 1,499+ views
    Liberal Fail ^ | Jan. 16th, 2010 | Liberal Fail
    Thanks to Newsbusters Noel Sheppard for posting this story first. Here is an example of liberal fail big time. Chris Matthews laments there aren't that many to go out and have their votes bought. What if a Republican had said this on tv? It would be all over the place.
  • Beware: SEIU’s Purple Army marches on Massachusetts

    01/15/2010 8:43:20 AM PST · by truthandlife · 69 replies · 2,869+ views
    http://michellemalkin.com/ ^ | 1-15-10 | Michelle Malkin
    They’ve dumped nearly a $1 million of rank-and-file dues into Martha Antoinette Coakley’s coffers. They “pulled out all the stops” before the primary and they’ll be throwing all their ground troops into the Bay State over the weekend. We know how the SEIU thugs operate. I told you in Culture of Corruption about Andy Stern’s organizational motto: “[W]e prefer to use the power of persuasion, but if that doesn’t work we use the persuasion of power.” They’ll go after Boy Scouts. And baby-sitters. And home health-care providers. They raided their treasury to pour $60-$80 million into Obama and the Democrats’...
  • The Democrats Hired GangBangers to GOTV for Corzine

    11/04/2009 11:20:03 AM PST · by OneVike · 13 replies · 1,491+ views
    Post Scripts ^ | 11-4-09 | One Vike
     If you are the Democrat party of New Jersey and it looks like you may lose the Governors office to a 500 pound fat guy (Jon Corzine's words, not mine), what do you do? After all, even the great One, Obama himself, could not seem to turn the tide that was ready to hit them from the Republican Party and it's candidate, Christie. Well, we have documented the story after story about intimidation tactics used by the left in this country, but what the Democrats did in this election has even left some liberals scratching their heads. Imagine you are...
  • NY votes for inmate community organizing

    11/04/2009 9:15:04 AM PST · by paltz · 7 replies · 541+ views
    Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 11/4/09 | Kerry Picket
    In the midst of New York's 23rd District race, a disturbing amendment allowing inmates to volunteer for non-profits was given the thumbs up from New York voters by an overwhelming 67 percent. According to the New York Times, The amendement would allow New York's State Legislature to write a law allowing prisoners to volunteer at churches, social service groups, and other nonprofit organizations. As of December of 2008, around 60,000 inmates are currently serving time in the state's correctional facilities, according to New York's Department of Correction
  • NJ Democrat Party Hires Gangbangers For Voter Influence Campaign - With Video

    11/03/2009 11:08:40 AM PST · by Ballygrl · 19 replies · 1,694+ views
    Pat Dollard ^ | 11/3/09 | Election Journal
    Here's the youtube of the woman talking about what happened: Link to youtubeHere's the story: http://patdollard.com/2009/11/nj-democrat-party-hires-gangbangers-for-voter-influence-campaign-with-video/ November 3, 2009 by EJ How would you like to be a New Jersey police officer and look out your window and see several known criminals, including a man you arrested several weeks ago and another who had just been released from prison for shooting a cop? And then find out that the men were sent into the neighborhood by the Democratic Party for GOTV operations - complete with lists of voters names, addresses and phones numbers! That is what happened Sunday on a...
  • DNC Organizing Phony Grassroots Support For Obama Socialized Healthcare Proposals !

    07/22/2009 12:58:14 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 39 replies · 1,751+ views
    Organizing for America is a semi-underground DNC organizations designed to keep the Great Unwashed clamoring for more government handouts, and therefore, ensure more "love" for Obama. They are trying to organize phony demonstrations tomorrow to show how people supposedly really want Obamacare. This is the E-mail they sent out to Florida supporters today. Notice how the indoctrination phase, "victims" and speeches are already arranged planned and programmed. Can we all say ACORN! EMAIL: Friend -- Organizing for America volunteers have done amazing work over the last couple weeks -- and the pressure is working. Draft proposals are moving through Congress,...
  • Democrats Steal Old Folk's Identity in Propaganda Mailing

    04/09/2009 6:45:17 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 6 replies · 1,232+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 4/09/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    So what would you call it if someone picked some elderly man's name out of a phone book, then sent a mailing in his name out to people to convince them that a political cause is worth supporting? Would you call it identity theft? To a degree. A newer term might be astroturf. But what ever you call it, at the very least it is a lie. Well, leave it to Democrats to perpetrate this theft/lie to gin up support for a political cause. This is what happened in Massachusetts as uncovered by newspaperman Matthew Nadler of the Halifax-Plympton Reporter...
  • Obama campaign paying people on the street $10/hr to solicit Obama voters

    11/02/2008 2:06:59 PM PST · by dascallie · 38 replies · 1,121+ views
    ( of course Obama camp has all that illegal, middle eastern, donated over the internet anonymously, money to burn....) Today, 03:45 PM PalinPower Silver Member = >250 Posts Join Date: Sep 2008 Location: Florida **My aunt just called, says Obama campaign in restaurant she's at, saying they'll pay her $10 hr. to go out and get people to vote over the next three days!** She agreed. Except that she's going to tell people to vote for McCain ... and get paid by Obama for doing so!!!!! Today, 04:18 PM DrLisa Gold Member = >500 Posts Join Date: Mar 2008 Location:...
  • Dems sweating over street $ from Obama

    10/22/2008 7:08:37 AM PDT · by Prov1322 · 41 replies · 1,890+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 10.21.08 | Dave Davies
    When the Philadelphia Democratic Party's faithful gathered for their pre-election fundraiser last night, conversation among many anxious ward leaders kept coming back to the same question: Would Barack Obama come up with street money? Street money, typically between $100 and $300 per voting division, is used to pay expenses such as meals and transportation and sometimes pay election workers for their day's work. Many thought Obama had changed his mind and would provide street money for the general election, but ward leaders said last night that they still hadn't heard of a commitment from the campaign. "Honestly, they'd be crazy...
  • Get your neighbors voter ID, courtesy of the Obama Campaign

    09/20/2008 1:10:28 PM PDT · by Dianna · 124 replies · 635+ views
    mybarakobama.com ^ | 9/20/08 | Dianna
    The Obama Campaign is giving out names, phone numbers, voter ID numbers, gender and age information to any yahoo who signs up at their web site. I got all the above information for 50 people in the 502 area code. Here is a quote from that portion of Obama's web page. In all states, you'll be able to immediately start calling potential supporters. Once you select a campaign on the right, you'll get a list of voters either in your state or in an important battleground state. You can pick up the phone and get calling immediately. Or if you'd...
  • Obama to amend report on $800,000 in spending

    08/22/2008 5:57:17 AM PDT · by libstripper · 9 replies · 154+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | August 22, 2008 | David M. Brown
    U.S. Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign paid more than $800,000 to an offshoot of the liberal Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now for services the Democrat's campaign says it mistakenly misrepresented in federal reports. An Obama spokesman said Federal Election Commission reports would be amended to show Citizens Services Inc. -- a subsidiary of ACORN -- worked in "get-out-the-vote" projects, instead of activities such as polling, advance work and staging major events as stated in FEC finance reports filed during the primary.
  • Obama to pony up street money in November

    08/19/2008 5:15:46 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 25 replies · 147+ views
    Philadephia Daily News ^ | 08/19/2008 | CATHERINE LUCEY
    REST ASSURED, Philadelphia. Come Election Day, there will be street money. According to U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, the local Democratic Party chairman, Sen. Barack Obama's general-election presidential campaign in Philadelphia will be run different from his primary operation, which relied more on volunteers than on Democratic ward leaders and did not provide street money on Election Day. "We're not going to pay for votes or pay for turnout," Obama said before the Pennsylvania primary.
  • Obama campaign aggressively targeting undecided Minnesota voters

    08/12/2008 1:43:36 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies · 288+ views
    twincities.com ^ | August 12, 2008 | Bill Salisbury
    If you're an undecided Minnesota voter, expect a volunteer for Barack Obama's campaign to knock on your door — probably early and often. The Obama campaign in Minnesota today announced what its leaders described as the largest volunteer effort ever in the state to identify voters' candidate preferences, persuade the undecided to support the Democratic presidential candidate and turn them out to vote. An estimated one in five voters is undecided, and the Obama campaign will come calling "as many times as it takes to move them," Jeff Blodgett, Obama's Minnesota campaign director, said during a conference call with reporters....
  • Register to Vote and Get Paid?

    08/12/2008 1:30:12 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies · 196+ views
    wjla.com ^ | August 12, 2008 | ABC 7 News
    A casual encounter sparked a controversy over the methods of the Democratic National Committee. Several women say they saw volunteers offering to pay people to register to vote.
  • Beauty Salons to Register Black Voters in Florida

    08/11/2008 10:09:20 AM PDT · by TommyJoe · 25 replies · 212+ views
    http://www.sun-sentinel.com ^ | August 10, 2008 | By Gregory Lewis
    Barack Obama's campaign went looking for unregistered black voters in barbershops and beauty salons across the state Saturday, including Broward and Palm Beach counties, in a new outreach effort to African-Americans.
  • GOP chief urges investigation into 'widespread' voter fraud

    07/29/2008 8:59:53 AM PDT · by ricks_place · 14 replies · 218+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 29, 2008 | Bob Lewis
    <p>RICHMOND (AP) | The chairman of Virginia's Republican Party on Monday sought a statewide probe of what he said was voter registration fraud across a battleground state in this year's presidential race.</p> <p>The chairman, Delegate Jeffrey M. Frederick, Prince William Republican, decried a "widespread problem across the commonwealth" after the arrests of three people last week in Hampton on election fraud charges. He urged Gov. Tim Kaine, a Democrat, and Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell, a Republican, to begin a statewide investigation.</p>
  • Price for Obama tickets? Activism

    07/24/2008 8:56:54 AM PDT · by keepitreal · 11 replies · 91+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | July 24, 2008 | Chuck Plunkett
    Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) (Joe Amon, The Denver Post)The crowd enveloping Barack Obama when he accepts the Democratic nomination for president at Invesco Field at Mile High will be asked to get to work for the privilege of witnessing the historic event live. In a half-hour interview Wednesday with The Denver Post, Obama's deputy campaign manager, Steve Hildebrand, said he wants to use the ticketing process as a massive recruitment tool meant to bring in supporters from all 50 states and energize them to carry the campaign into the final 60 days of the general election. "We're going to ask...
  • Legal but Controversial, It Helped Get Out the Vote [Democrats Buying Votes Alert]

    05/13/2008 5:42:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 6 replies · 153+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 13, 2008 | Mike McIntire and Michael Luo
    In the threadbare border towns of South Texas, one of the country’s poorest regions, enterprising locals like Candelaria Espinoza have long been paid to round up votes for candidates on Election Day. There is even a name for these electoral soldiers of fortune: politiqueras. So when Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign arrived in South Texas in February seeking an edge in its uphill battle against Senator Barack Obama, Ms. Espinoza was happy to oblige, for a price. The campaign paid her and seven other members of her family $100 to $200 each to knock on doors, deliver fliers and...
  • Obama campaign urges supporters to lie to their bosses today(call in sick)

    05/06/2008 8:12:39 AM PDT · by wsjreader · 17 replies · 120+ views
    ... Only you can do that. You know how important this is! I know I don’t have to ask, but I will one last time – please join us tomorrow. Call in sick if you have to and help us all day by canvassing or offering rides to the polls. ...
  • Barack Obama may lose support in Philadelphia over 'street money'

    04/11/2008 6:03:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies · 104+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | April 11, 2008 | Peter Nicholas
    Fourteen months into a campaign that has the feel of a movement, Sen. Barack Obama has collided with the gritty political traditions of Philadelphia, where ward bosses love their candidates, but also expect them to pay up. The dispute centers on the dispensing of "street money," a long-standing Philadelphia ritual in which candidates deliver cash to the city's Democratic operatives in return for getting out the vote. Flush with payments from well-funded campaigns, the ward leaders and Democratic Party bosses typically spread out the cash in the days before the election, handing $10, $20 and $50 bills to the foot...
  • email from Queen Hillary, seeks volunteers for new voter contact program

    10/04/2007 11:34:47 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 28 replies · 479+ views
    Dear Friend, Will you to talk to someone for me? When I'm out on the campaign trail, I love talking to people. The stories they share are inspiring and remind me every day how much Americans are ready for change. But no matter how often I travel -- or how early I wake up -- I can't talk to everybody one-on-one. That's why I need your help. If voters hear from you about why you joined our campaign and why you want change -- that will make the difference on Election Day. Today my campaign is launching a nationwide voter...
  • email from John Kerry, raising money for 4 RATS

    06/07/2006 1:51:51 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies · 466+ views
    Dear xxxxx, This morning, Republicans are making laughable claims of momentum in the 2006 elections. They poured over $5 million dollars of national Republican money into a California special election to hold onto a seat that they've held since it was created by the GOP, for the GOP 15 years ago. And they eked out a victory by 5,000 votes. Their claims of momentum are as phony as their claims of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Help make today a day of defiant determination by personally joining in a remarkable display of grassroots support for four key Democratic challengers...
  • Democrats' packets say don't buy votes

    03/21/2006 2:28:21 PM PST · by mathprof · 12 replies · 1,260+ views
    Bellville News ^ | 3/21/06 | GEORGE PAWLACZYK
    Party money bought backing in the past St. Clair County Democratic leadership has distributed election packets to countywide precinct committeemen, which include an affidavit stating that money from the party will not be used to buy votes. The unusual action follows the vote buying convictions in June of five East St. Louis politicians. They had helped distribute more than $70,000 received by city Democratic precinct committeemen two days before the 2004 election from the county Democratic organization. While St. Clair County Democratic Central Committee Chairman Robert Sprague could not be reached for comment, a fax received Monday from his Belleville...
  • GOP Complains About School Voting Over Alleged Ice Cream Bribe -School Admin. Denies Wrongdoing

    11/02/2004 1:00:33 PM PST · by weegee · 20 replies · 338+ views
    NBC 5 Dallas-Ft. Worth ^ | November 2, 2004 | no byline
    GOP Complains About School Voting Over Alleged Ice Cream Bribe School Administrator Denies Any Wrongdoing POSTED: 10:41 am CST November 2, 2004 UPDATED: 11:58 am CST November 2, 2004 LUFKIN, Texas -- Lufkin-area Republicans are complaining about voting by residents from the local state school for the mentally disabled. The Lufkin Daily News reports the Angelina County GOP headquarters was told that Lufkin State School employees bribed students with ice cream. They also alleged improper use of a state van to take students to the poll for early voting. County Republican Chairman Dale Ingle alleges the school was trying to...
  • Racine, WI - Need FReeper help to counter massive liberal GOTV effort using public school students!

    10/29/2004 9:09:32 AM PDT · by LouD · 26 replies · 2,096+ views
    Horlick voter drive will proceed By Phyllis Sides RACINE - Horlick High School students will still help get out the vote next week, despite the decision to pull the plug on a similar program in Milwaukee. Jose Martinez, Racine Unified's assistant superintendent for secondary education, said students' efforts are part of a service learning project that is nonpartisan. The participating students are part of social studies classes that have been studying presidential elections and the democratic process. Students will spend the entire school day Tuesday going door-to-door, in all of the city's 35 wards, providing information on how people can...
  • Horlick voting project canceled

    11/01/2004 6:26:26 PM PST · by TexKat · 40 replies · 802+ views
    The Journal Times ^ | 11/1/04 | Phyllis Sides
    RACINE - The get out the vote project planned by Horlick High School students has been canceled. Racine Unified School District Superintendent Thomas Hicks said what started out to be a class-related activity last week turned out to be a partisan event. The decision to cancel the event was made Monday morning after he learned the facts had changed and it was no longer a bipartisan endeavor. "At one point it appeared it was going to be bipartisan and reach out to all of the community. But some groups decided they didn't want be part of it. Not everyone was...
  • Don’t vote early? Expect to get call (get out the vote plans)

    10/24/2004 1:56:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies · 569+ views
    Lancaster Newspapers, PA ^ | October 24, 2004 | Helen Colwell-adams
    LANCASTER COUNTY, PA - A busload of John Kerry supporters from Washington, D.C., was waving Kerry/Edwards placards Saturday in Penn Square. Teams of volunteers from a Democrat-leaning national organization are knocking on doors in the city. And some voters can expect to find a soap opera star on their front steps Monday, asking them to vote for President George W. Bush and U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter. With voter registration at a close for the Nov. 2 election, the political parties are marshaling hundreds of volunteers for the next step in the election game: voter contact and voter turnout. Get-out-the-vote, or...
  • GOP Stifles Free Speech - Read All About It

    10/08/2004 11:13:19 AM PDT · by FlyLow · 21 replies · 772+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | 10-8-04 | Lisa Fabrizio
    As the days dwindle down to a precious few leading up to November second, the big three branches of the Liberal election machine have kicked into high gear. Charges have been leveled by the political, entertainment and news divisions. Tales of galloping woe fill the crisp autumn air as accusations of repression, suppression and downright aggression emanate daily from the Left. Out on the hustings, at the obligatory Democratic pander-stop at a black church in Cleveland, John Kerry said, "We're seeing efforts by the Republicans, unfortunately, in various parts of the country to suppress votes and intimidate people, to do...
  • Democrats fighting over registration push (MONEY)

    09/23/2004 1:48:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies · 650+ views
    Times-Picayune ^ | September 23, 2004 | Miles Benson
    WASHINGTON -- A new strategy to expand the black vote, primarily in swing states, has triggered infighting among black and white Democratic activists over money, turf and political priorities. The plan, launched by "527" groups led by powerful white Democrats, has angered Jesse Jackson and other black leaders who say they have been bypassed and denied funds. "Of black organizations that have been traditionally responsible for increasing voter registration and turnout, none have been empowered to determine priorities for the resources," Jackson said. "We know what to do and how to do it. We've done it before. It's insulting that...
  • Kerry Hints GOP May Suppress Black Votes (Barf Alert!)

    09/11/2004 7:17:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 76 replies · 1,754+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/11/04 | Nedra Pickler - AP
    WASHINGTON - Democrat John Kerry (news - web sites) suggested Saturday night that Republicans may attempt to suppress black voter turnout to help President Bush (news - web sites) to victory in November. "What they did in Florida in 2000, they may be planning to do in battleground states all across this country this year," the Democratic presidential nominee said in remarks prepared for delivery to the Congressional Black Caucus (news - web sites). "Well, we are here to let them know that we will fight tooth and nail to make sure that this time, every vote is counted and...
  • Where Prosecutors Say Votes Are Sold

    08/28/2004 11:15:57 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 28 replies · 788+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 29, 2004 | JAMES DAO
    LONDON, Ky., Aug. 26 - It was not so long ago, historians say, that some voting places in eastern Kentucky were virtual vote-buying bazaars. Brokers bartered half pints of whiskey and $10 bills for votes just outside polling station doors. The cheap ones could be bought for beer. The smart voters always sold twice. Those brazen days are gone. But, prosecutors and political experts say, the mountain tradition of vote-selling is not. And in a wide-ranging conspiracy trial that opened here this week, federal prosecutors are contending that influential people still try to buy elections in eastern Kentucky, just in...
  • State Democrats Accused of Intimidating Unregistered Voters

    08/26/2004 3:47:36 PM PDT · by Dane · 24 replies · 1,114+ views
    Fox Carolina ^ | 8/25/05
    There is quite a brouhaha in South Carolina politics this week as we let You Decide 2004. It’s all over a voter registration mailer that seems to suggest if you don’t vote, you might get drafted. The United States has the largest volunteer military in the world. Mostly young people go to recruiting stations to either serve their country or reap the education benefits. But mention a draft--and it gets a lot of people going. The democrats managed to do exactly that this summer. It may have come as a surprise in your mailbox, and an unpleasant one. When you...
  • Going Door to Door to Do Voter Outreach (last year's Dem. Blueprint in action today)

    08/18/2004 9:49:47 AM PDT · by Cedar · 12 replies · 350+ views
    Going Door to Door to Do Voter Outreach-- Door by Door Progressives hit the streets in massive voter outreach By Christopher Hayes Election Day is a year away and the Democrats don’t yet have a presidential nominee, but for labor activists, environmentalists, pro-choice advocates and other progressives, the battle for the White House is well under way. About a dozen groups—backed by the likes of Emily’s List, the AFL-CIO, the Sierra Club and MoveOn.org—are quietly building an infrastructure to undertake the most extensive door-to-door grassroots voter contact operation in U.S. history. Its potential to turn the election already is well...
  • Florida Forever - The political urban legend that facts won't kill

    03/09/2004 8:33:33 AM PST · by So Cal Rocket · 29 replies · 822+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 09, 2004, 8:58 a.m. | Peter Kirsanow
    Several pundits have predicted that there will be a huge turnout for the Florida Democratic primary Tuesday, particularly among black voters. This, despite the fact that John Kerry has effectively secured the nomination. The reasons are twofold: (1) Democrats will make every effort to get out the vote to demonstrate that Florida will be in play during the general election; and (2) black voters, incensed that they were systematically harassed, intimidated and prevented from voting in the 2000 presidential election — the "stolen" election — will stream to the polls in droves. The second reason is a political myth repeated...
  • Democrat Blanco Wins La. Governor's Race (pulling people out of their cars to get them to vote)

    11/15/2003 11:42:20 PM PST · by Nexus · 111 replies · 343+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 11/16/03 | ADAM NOSSITER
    Democrat Blanco Wins La. Governor's Race 1 hour, 47 minutes ago By ADAM NOSSITER, Associated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS - Democratic Lt. Gov. Kathleen Blanco became the first woman ever elected governor of Louisiana on Saturday, defeating a conservative Indian-American and scoring a rare gain for Democrats in an election season that has seen a string of Republican victories. Blanco's victory puts the Louisiana governorship back in the Democratic column for the first time since GOP Gov. Mike Foster won the first of his two terms eight years ago. He could not run again because of term limits. With all...
  • Knock and Drag: Ryan Lizza reveals how Dems got out the black vote [Hillary hypocrisy alert]

    12/20/2002 6:53:54 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 30 replies · 1,484+ views
    The New Republic, thru Free Republic ~ election 2000 ^ | originally 9 November 2000 | Ryan Lizza
    Knock and Drag: Ryan Lizza reveals how Dems got out the black vote Politics/Elections News Keywords: VOTER INTIMIDATION FRAUDSource: The New RepublicPublished: 9 November 2000 Author: Ryan LizzaPosted on 11/11/2000 08:47:29 PST by James Madison follower "Democrats have a simple phrase that sums up their voter-turnout effort: "knock and drag." A crew of paid workers storms through predominantly black neighborhoods and coaxes, cajoles, or browbeats every registered voter to the polls. It's a form of political activity that was well-known in the big-city, white-ethnic machines of the past but has only recently emerged as a key to black turnout."...
  • Welcome to "Operation Big Vote," a non-Democratic Party effort ~ WSJ.

    11/07/2002 3:26:47 AM PST · by Elle Bee · 6 replies · 439+ views
    The Wall Street Journal. editorial page ^ | November 7, 2002 | Jason L. Riley, the WSJ.'s Editorial Interactive Editor
    <p>INDIANAPOLIS -- It was 5:45 a.m. when I arrived, tired and a little cranky, at Rep. Julia Carson's home. It was dark and chilly, and my cotton raincoat proved entirely inadequate. But I forgot about all that as I approached the scene in front of her modest residence. Vans and SUVs were pulling in and out of the driveway, and scores of volunteers were funneling into the large garage attached to the house.</p>