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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
    townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • 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...
  • 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • 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
    Breitbart.com ^ | 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...
  • 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,...
  • Virginia House passes bill to award electoral votes to whoever wins the popular vote

    02/12/2020 10:41:58 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 148 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 12 2020 | Aris Folley
    The Democratic-led Virginia House of Delegates has passed legislation that seeks to award the state’s electoral votes to the presidential candidate that wins the national popular vote in an election. The measure, also known as House Bill 177, passed the legislative chamber in a 51-46 vote on Tuesday after clearing the body’s Privileges and Elections Committee in a vote last week. If the legislation is passed by the Senate, where Democrats also hold control, and signed into law by the governor, Virginia would subsequently be entered into the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. “Under the compact, Virginia agrees to award...
  • The Myth Of Pete Buttigieg, ‘Moderate’: From health care, abortion to guns, immigration, Supreme Court and Electoral College, He is a radical.

    02/03/2020 9:43:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 02/03/2020 | Christopher Bedford
    What are Pete Buttigieg’s politics?If you read CBS, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Guardian, and a host of their friends, the former mayor is decidedly a moderate. According to The Washington Post and a few more, he’s “a traditional centrist” who embodies “the Democratic primary’s rightward drift.” And if you listen to the left-wing activists trailing him around, he’s “Wall Street Pete” and “will kill us.”His supposed moderation and support (almost solely) among white liberals torments Lucy, a white liberal who graduated high school more than a decade ago but writes for Teen Vogue. “Why I’m Not...
  • Judicial Watch: Eight Iowa Counties Have Total Registration Rates Larger than Eligible Voter Population – at Least 18,658 Extra Names on Iowa Voting Rolls

    02/03/2020 8:59:04 AM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 3, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced that eight Iowa counties have more voter registrations than their eligible voting-age population. According to Judicial Watch’s analysis of data released by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) in 2019 and the most recent U.S. Census Bureau’s five-year American Community Survey, eight Iowa counties are on the list of 378 counties nationwide that have more voter registrations than citizens living there who are old enough to vote, i.e., counties where registration rates exceed 100%. These 378 counties combined had about 2.5 million registrations over the 100%-registered mark. In Iowa, there are at least...
  • Democrats’ Openly Alinsky Tactics Are Destroying America

    01/27/2020 2:46:43 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 14 replies
    Don’t look now, but the Democrats are about to self-destruct. I wouldn’t mind that so much, really, except they’ll take our entire country down with them. This is not a new phenomenon. The Plan has been decades in the making. In the sixties, a little-known couple wrote a series of strategy papers that were intentionally designed to transform America into a socialist country. Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven (aka Cloward-Piven) have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. They called the first of their papers, “The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty”. The Plan: to overwhelm our welfare...
  • Democrats introduce Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United

    Senate Democrats introduced a constitutional amendment on Tuesday to undo the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision. A group of Democrats, led by Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), and progressive activists rallied outside the Supreme Court to unveil the amendment, which faces an unlikely path to being ratified. "Few decisions in the 200 and some odd years of this republic have threatened our democracy like Citizens United. People say they want to get rid of the swamp. Citizens United is the embodiment of the swamp," Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said at the rally. Schumer added that "overturning Citizens United...
  • Florida gains presidential and congressional clout — at expense of loser states (like New York)

    01/13/2020 2:52:18 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | Jan, 13, 2020 | ANTHONY MAN
    The steady flow of people moving to Florida helps keep the roads clogged with traffic and housing prices high. But the 640 newcomers every day for the last 10 years are bringing something that will benefit every Floridian: increased political clout. The latest analysis of population trends shows Florida is likely to gain two seats in Congress and two more votes in the Electoral College that decides the presidency.