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  • The 17th Amendment - A Mistake That Keeps on Giving

    04/08/2016 9:19:57 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 8 replies
    Our previously Free Republic continues to reel from a one hundred and three year old mistake: the 17th Amendment. Pardon me if I don’t celebrate today’s anniversary. Republican theory demands the consent of the governed. From ancient Greece, republican Rome, Saxon Germany, and even in the English kingdom from which we declared our Independence, the component members of their societies had a place at the lawmaking table. Greek ecclesia, Roman tribunes and senators, Saxon Micklegemots, English commons, lords and king, encompassed the totality of their societies. By this, the consent of the governed was present in every law. Unlike simpler...
  • These States Have The Highest Representation In The US Military

    07/16/2014 8:02:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/16/2014 | JEREMY BENDER, ANDY KIERSZ AND ARMIN ROSEN
    The U.S. military does not fully reflect the demography of the United States, at least not in terms of the places American service members hail from. According to data from the Census Bureau's 2013 population estimates and the Department of Defense, young adults from some states are more likely to enlist in the military. As the above map demonstrates people between the ages of 18 and 24 from Florida, Georgia, or Maine, are more likely to join the armed forces than their counterparts in lower enlistment-rate states like North Dakota or Utah. These differences exist at the regional level...
  • Cruz: 'I don’t work for the party bosses'

    10/20/2013 7:45:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 19, 2013 | Justin Sink
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in an interview that aired Sunday dismissed criticism from his congressional colleagues, saying that he was "not remotely" upset that party leaders had chastised him over a legislative strategy many believe forced the 16-day government shutdown. "I don’t work for the party bosses in Washington. I work for the people of Texas, and I fight for them,” Cruz told CNN's "State of the Union." “Look, the reason people are frustrated all over the country is that far too many people get elected and they think they’re there to be part of the club,” he continued. Cruz...

    10/02/2013 6:58:28 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 20 replies
    Graewoulf | October 2, 2013 | Graewoulf
    The Original Boston Tea Party had the slogan: “NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION !” Back then in the 1700’s the Colonists did not like Tyranny, and eventually went to War to rid themselves of it. Today, low-information people, and their "Mainstream" Media's attitude is: “Tyranny? Is that like “bad” or something?” High-information people realize that we have had Tyranny imposed on us by our own NINE SUPREMES when they told us that ANY Administration can force us to buy anything they want us to buy as long as it is called a MANDATORY TAX. The Obama Administration then decreed that the...
  • Vanity

    03/22/2013 8:12:50 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 10 replies ^ | 3-22-2013 | Mortrey
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  • 'Taxation Without Representation' plates on Obama motorcade

    01/19/2013 1:35:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/19/13 | Kevin Bogardus
    President Obama’s motorcade sported “Taxation Without Representation” license plates for the first time on Saturday. As part of the National Day of Service kicking of a weekend of inaugural events, the president has traveled to the Burrville Elementary School in Northeast Washington to participate in a City Year service project. Three vans in Obama’s motorcade were outfitted with the unique D.C. license plates as the president traveled to the school, according to a White House pool reporter. The reporter said other vehicles in the motorcade had Maryland, Virginia or U.S. government plates. The White House decision earlier this week to...
  • Is Mitt Romney right to question representation without taxation?

    12/03/2012 1:39:01 AM PST · by Smokin' Joe · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 19th, 2012 | Ian Cowie
    Most commentators agree that Mitt Romney has committed political suicide by pointing out that 46pc of Americans pay no income tax but he may have done us all a favour by raising a fundamental weakness in many developed economies – including Britain’s – which is also one of the causes of the credit crisis. Whether or not his candour costs the Republican candidate any hope of winning the Presidential Election in November, he has certainly demonstrated the modern meaning of the word ‘gaffe’ – that is, a statement of the bleedin’ obvious by someone in the public eye. There can...
  • Paul Moreno: A Short History of Congress's Power to Tax

    07/14/2012 12:38:10 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal (Opinion) ^ | July 6, 2012 7:14 PM ET | PAUL MORENO
    In 1935, Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins was fretting about finding a constitutional basis for the Social Security Act. Supreme Court Justice Harlan Fiske Stone advised her, "The taxing power, my dear, the taxing power. You can do anything under the taxing power." Last week, in his ObamaCare opinion, NFIB v. Sebelius, Chief Justice John Roberts gave Congress the same advice—just enact regulatory legislation and tack on a financial penalty, as in failure to comply with the individual insurance mandate. So how did the power to tax under the Constitution become unbounded? (Read the rest at the WSJ page) ============Dr....
  • Richard Lugar doesn’t live here anymore

    02/01/2012 5:47:46 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2-1-12 | Will Rahn
    Indiana Republican Sen. Richard Lugar is running for re-election in a state he has not lived in for over 30 years. Lugar sold his home at 3200 Highwoods Court in Indianapolis shortly after first assuming office in 1977. But due to a loophole in Indiana law, both he and his wife Charlene Lugar are still registered to vote at that address. Greg Wright, an Indiana tea party member and certified fraud examiner, told The Daily Caller that he has been investigating Lugar’s residency situation “for a few weeks” and has not been paid for his efforts. He just heard one...
  • No Representation without Taxation (The dangers of placing power in the hands of non-taxpayers)

    10/26/2011 6:34:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/26/2011 | Bruce Walker
    The recent Occupy Wall Street ruckus and the drumbeat rhetoric of Democrats in Washington that the rich pay too little shows the dangers of placing power in the hands of those who have no real interest beyond self-interest in the governance of the nation. One rallying cry of our forefathers when the British Crown sought to impose taxes -- really, very modest taxes -- on the colonies without the consent of us colonials was "No taxation without representation!" The logic of that slogan ran something like this: if I have no say in who passes taxes that I must pay,...
  • Tax Hike Hinged on Legislator with 1 Week of Experience

    01/13/2011 10:13:19 AM PST · by PBRCat · 5 replies
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | January 13, 2011 | Andy Shaw
    “She” is Kathy Moore, a Lincoln Park friend and former public school teacher who was put in that unenviable position by the stark reality of political hide-and-seek. Or, in this case, seek-and-hide. Her reliably Democratic 11th District, which includes Lincoln Park and Lakeview, elected a brand new state representative, Ann Williams, in November, to replace John Fritchey, a popular long-time rep who won election to a seat on the Cook County Board. Fritchey began his new job in December, so Williams could have been sworn in as a state rep a month ago to represent the district in the lame-duck...
  • Cities Weigh Letting Noncitizens Vote

    10/25/2010 11:58:05 AM PDT · by chickadee · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/25/10
    Portland residents will vote Nov. 2 on a proposal to give legal residents who are not U.S. citizens the right to vote in local elections, joining places like San Francisco and Chicago that have already loosened the rules or are considering it. Noncitizens hold down jobs, pay taxes, own businesses, volunteer in the community and serve in the military, and it's only fair they be allowed to vote, Rwaganje said. "We have immigrants who are playing key roles in different issues of this country, but they don't get the right to vote," said Rwaganje, 40, who moved to the U.S....
  • Census Officials in New York Instructed Workers to Falsify Questionnaires, Says Inspector General

    07/20/2010 11:46:15 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies · 1+ views
    CNS News ^ | 7/20/2010 | Edwin Mora
    ( - The Commerce Department’s Inspector General (IG) has confirmed whistleblower allegations that management at a local Census office in Brooklyn, N.Y., “directed employees to falsify Census questionnaires during” the decennial count’s largest and most expensive operation known as Non-response Follow-Up. Furthermore, the IG noted that during the Census Bureau’s efforts to re-count the fabricated questionnaires, employees charged with that task “were inferring the number of household residents through improper means.” “The complaints specifically alleged that the [Brooklyn Northeast local Census office] manager and assistant manager for field operations had directed employees to falsify enumeration questionnaires using information from an...
  • Puerto Rico Democracy Act – Legislation Biased in Favor of Statehood

    04/27/2010 3:43:23 PM PDT · by GailA · 84 replies · 2,111+ views ^ | 4/ 27/ 2010 | N/A
    According to Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), the House will vote on H.R. 2499, the Puerto Rico Democracy Act, later this week. The legislation provides Puerto Rico a two stage voting process and makes some non-resident Puerto Ricans eligible to vote on Puerto Rican statehood. This legislation has rigged the process in favor of making Puerto Rico the 51st state and is not a fair way to force statehood on a Commonwealth whose people may not want it. Furthermore, this may be an expensive proposition for the American people who are already on the hook for approximately $12.9 trillion in...
  • Census urges undocumented to get counted

    02/12/2010 12:25:06 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies · 626+ views ^ | Feb. 12, 2010 | ELIZABETH LLORENTE
    Latino organizations and the U.S. Census Bureau plan in the coming weeks to step up their campaign to persuade Latino immigrants — especially the undocumented — to participate in the population count. Latino leaders and census officials say the effort is unprecedented, and made all the more urgent by a campaign spearheaded by a Bergen County pastor calling on illegal immigrants to boycott the census because of the failure of Congress to reform immigration laws. With Latinos fueling most of the population growth in New Jersey and nationwide since the 2000 census, Latino organizations in New Jersey and New York...
  • States get new leeway to tally prisoners in census

    02/11/2010 3:54:57 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 2 replies · 206+ views
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | February 11, 2010 | Hope Yen
    WASHINGTON – States are getting new leeway in tallying their prisoners in the 2010 census — a move that could reshape the political map, increasing urban population numbers while reducing the figures for rural voting districts where inmates are incarcerated. The Census Bureau said this week it would release data on prison populations to states when they redraw legislative boundaries next year. Previously, the agency provided the breakdowns on group quarters, like prisons, after states finished their high-stakes redistricting. That resulted in districts with prisons getting extra representation in their legislatures, despite laws in some states that say a prison...
  • One Of Us (Bill Whittle)

    02/05/2010 12:46:46 PM PST · by Jake from AZ · 187+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 4 Feb. 2010 | Bill Whittle
    [...] That’s a Republic. And despite the mind-numbing terror of it, it’s actually not a bad way to go. But why would so many free citizens be willing to put their lives and their fortunes into the hands of so few people? Well, we would do it if we believed that the person in question was one of us. We do it because we believe that the person we send to Washington represents not every little detail but at least the core of our values and desires, our needs and our hopes. We do it because the person – in...
  • Behind the House Health Care Vote

    11/12/2009 2:59:36 AM PST · by Scanian · 12 replies · 721+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | November 12, 2009 | Andrew Foy and Brenton Stransky
    Where was the American people's representation on health care reform in Washington on Saturday night? Or better, why did our representatives in Washington move so hastily to advance an inclusive health care reform bill that will permanently alter 1/6th of our economy and affect every citizen when most Americans don't support it? Despite the fact that the bill that was introduced only eight days earlier, has 1,990 pages (and nearly as many words as Tolstoy's War and Peace), House majority leader Steny Hoyer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi strong-armed 220 votes in favor of the "Affordable Healthcare for America Act" (HR3962)....
  • Sacramento Tea Party - Fri. Aug. 28th!

    08/24/2009 10:24:37 AM PDT · by AuntB · 7 replies · 1,080+ views
    Sacramento Tea Party ^ | Aug. 24, 2009 | SactoTeaParty
    On August 28, 2009 Taxpayers will go back to the Capitol to Demand our Representatives stop taxing us and start representing us! In California's vast and fertile central valley, the federal government has shut off the water to farmers. Fields lie fallow, and once thriving orchards are dry and dead. After generations on the land, families are losing their farms. In some areas unemployment exceeds 40%. All this to protect a "minnow." The government is putting fish before families. This insanity must end. In the mountains, family owned timber operations, working and managing our forests for generations, are being forced...
  • Eric Massa (D- NY)-The Congressman Who Doesn't Care

    08/17/2009 2:35:21 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 10 replies · 664+ views
    washingon times/the lid ^ | 8/17/09 | The Lid
    As outlined in Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution, the members of the House of Representatives are elected every two years. The reason for this was to guarantee the House members would be responsive to their constituents. Delegates at the constitutional convention felt that a two-year term of office would give new House members the opportunity to learn their job, while at the same time keep them dependent upon and therefore responsive to the wishes of the people. In a young nation where the town meeting was a common part of the governmental process, the House of Representatives was...
  • Arlen Specter and the Case for Term Limits

    05/06/2009 3:01:47 AM PDT · by plsjr · 8 replies · 575+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 06, 2009 | Paul Miller
    President James Madison, considered by many to be the "Father of the Constitution" and author of over a third of the Federalist Papers, wrote that legislators should be "called for the most part from pursuits of a private nature and continued in appointment for a short period of office." President Abraham Lincoln stated during the Gettysburg Address "that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." No honest person would argue that both these presidents were not only brilliant statesman, but also possessed an intellect rarely matched. They would also agree that...
  • U.S. Internet gambling laws breach WTO rules(Taxation without Representation)

    03/26/2009 11:29:31 AM PDT · by rgr · 74 replies · 1,297+ views ^ | Thu Mar 26, 2009 | Foo Yun Chee and Dale Hudson
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A U.S. crackdown on European online gambling breaches World Trade Organization rules and would justify action at the World Trade Organization, the European Commission said on Thursday. The European Union executive, which oversees trade policy for the 27-nation bloc, said its draft report found that such U.S. laws hampered trade and thus were inconsistent with WTO rules but stressed it would seek a negotiated solution. "It is for the U.S. to decide how best to regulate Internet gambling in its market, but this must be done in a way that fully respects WTO obligations," EU Trade Commissioner...
  • Michael Warnken's Update on Taxation without effective Representation in California...

    01/20/2009 3:47:14 AM PST · by J. E. Quidam · 4 replies · 401+ views
    On December 1, 2008, a California voter filed a federal lawsuit, charging that the population of California legislative districts (the lower house in particular) is so vast, that Californians do not have true representation in either house of their state legislature. The lawsuit is filed in federal court and argues that the U.S. Constitution protects the ability of ordinary voters to have meaningful representation. It argues that given the 475,000 population of California Assembly districts, there is no real representation.For those of you interested in learning about the litigation to end the legislative oligarchy in California, watch this interview of...
  • LA Times Opines There Are Too Many Catholics, Jews and Mormons in Congress

    12/21/2008 6:50:45 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 56 replies · 1,728+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12/21/08 | Andrew Malcolm
    When the 111th Congress convenes on Jan. 6, Buddhists, Muslims and Hindus will be underrepresented in its membership. No shocker there perhaps. But a new analysis of incoming members' religious affiliations by the Pew Forum indicates there's no small measure of change in Congress' religious ties: It's much more diverse than just half a century ago.
  • "E-Voting Complaints Heat Up With Early Voting"

    10/29/2008 8:59:14 PM PDT · by lifelong_republican · 5 replies · 683+ views
    "Information Week" ^ | 27 October, 2008 | K. C. Jones
    "Voters in Tennessee have complained that their Republican choices switched to slates of Democrats..."
  • America is lucky - it’s being saved by the mob

    09/27/2008 7:02:10 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 1,036+ views
    Times of London ^ | 09/28/08 | Simon Jenkins
    September 28, 2008 America is lucky - it’s being saved by the mob Simon Jenkins Party politics is customarily suspended in time of war. It should have been suspended in America this weekend, with a crisis raging in the markets and confidence in the nation’s leadership on the line. The purpose of an election campaign is to expose weakness in contenders for high office. Today the purpose should be to restore confidence in their strength. Friday’s presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain was, as a result, a flaccid affair. They were clearly discomfited, like boys caught fighting during...
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Congress!

    07/17/2008 7:53:42 PM PDT · by dvan · 9 replies · 117+ views
    Human Events ^ | 07/15/2008 | Chuck Norris
    I think it's time to let Congress feel our election fury this November. As reflected in the latest Rasmussen Reports, "Just 9 percent (of Americans) say Congress is doing a good or excellent job." It is the first single-digit approval rating for Congress in Rasmussen's history, and it makes Bush's 30 percent approval rating seem like a stat to boast. The study went on to explain: "Just 12 percent of voters think Congress has passed any legislation to improve life in this country over the past six months. That number has ranged from 11 percent to 13 percent throughout 2008."...
  • "Voting with (Little) Confidence"

    01/29/2008 5:08:42 AM PST · by lifelong_republican · 17 replies · 57+ views
    MIT Technology Review ^ | Tuesday, 29 January, 2008 | Erica Naone
    "...many experts say that a paper trail alone can't solve the problem..."
  • "House Electronic Voting System Malfunctions"

    01/29/2008 5:04:00 AM PST · by lifelong_republican · 36 replies · 117+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, 16 January, 2008 | Chad Pergram
    "...electronic voting system shut down across the board..."
  • "Clerks facing blackout on election information"

    10/16/2007 4:12:22 AM PDT · by lifelong_republican · 2 replies · 68+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 16 October 2007 |
    "...The issue of voting machine certification is critical because of tests that have revealed teams of computer hackers sanctioned by California Secretary of State Debra Bowen were able to hack without difficulty into various vendors' touch-screen voting machines during a "top to bottom review" of every system certified by the state, according to a University of California study. Diebold touchscreen voting machine The report concluded the machines could be manipulated using "tools that can be found in a typical office and could be executed by a very low-skilled attacker." Voting equipment for the timed test included devices from Sequoia, Hart...
  • Canadian Pro-Life Group Opposes Ontario Proportional Representation Proposal

    08/31/2007 6:49:45 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 209+ views ^ | August 30, 2007
    Canadian Pro-Life Group Opposes Ontario Proportional Representation Proposal Proposal will be a ballot question in the upcoming Oct. 10 Ontario general election TORONTO, August 30, 2007 ( -  Campaign Life Coalition (CLC), the political arm of the pro-life movement in Canada, has come out in opposition to the proposed alteration to Ontario voting procedures which includes a system of partial proportional representation.  The proposal will be a ballot question in the upcoming Oct. 10 Ontario general election. The following is reproduced from CLC's September newsletter: We Oppose Proportional Representation We are generating much interest regarding our position opposing proportional representation....
  • "Electronic voting not safe, warns election watchdog"

    08/02/2007 4:17:52 AM PDT · by lifelong_republican · 12 replies · 412+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 02 August 2007 | Will Woodward, chief political correspondent
    "..."significant and unacceptable" security risk..."
  • "Voting machines still questionable"

    08/02/2007 3:54:46 AM PDT · by lifelong_republican · 28 replies · 376+ views
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | 01 August 2007 | (AP) Tallahassee Florida
    "...Florida’s optical scan voting machines are still flawed, despite efforts to fix them, and they could allow poll workers to tamper with the election results..."
  • "Researchers expose flaws in California voting machines"

    08/02/2007 3:45:59 AM PDT · by lifelong_republican · 58 replies · 741+ views ^ | 01 August 2007 | Alex Blonski
    "...the team was able to bypass security in every machine they tested..."
  • "Senate OKs paper-trail votes"

    04/11/2007 6:25:53 AM PDT · by lifelong_republican · 5 replies · 425+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7 April 2007 | Melissa Harris
    "...The Maryland Senate unanimously approved a bill yesterday that would require the state to scrap its $65 million electronic-voting system and switch to new machines that have a paper record..."
  • "Voting device pact at issue"

    04/11/2007 6:18:44 AM PDT · by lifelong_republican · 6 replies · 427+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 26 March 2007 | Sean P. Murphy
    "...Weisberg said Diehold was so stunned it did not get the contract that it now believes "it's worth the time and money" of going to court to challenge the contract's award, even though the company at this stage has no hard evidence of unfair treatment. Galvin yesterday called the Diebold suit "frivolous" and unlikely to succeed. "My office made a very reasonable selection after a long, open process of evaluating the voting machines," Galvin said. "We are entirely confident we will prevail," he said..."
  • "Electronic voting machines dumped"

    04/11/2007 6:07:38 AM PDT · by lifelong_republican · 4 replies · 610+ views
    The Sun Herald ^ | 10 April 2007 | Ryan LaFontaine
    "HARRISON COUNTY --The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday to revert back to the old paper ballot voting methods here, dumping the new electronic voting machines after just a few elections. "We've had a lot of problems with the machines... the costs, I was real concerned about the problems we had last time and it was going to cost us a lot," said Harrison County Circuit Clerk Gayle Parker, who recommended scrapping the high-tech machines after problems during the November elections. Dozens of Mississippi counties reported problems with the new machines. Poll workers had trouble getting the machines to work....
  • "O.C.'s 7-vote election goes to court" [Patriotic Republican fights for election integrity]

    03/22/2007 6:06:27 AM PDT · by lifelong_republican · 26 replies · 499+ views
    LA Times ^ | 22 March 2007 | Mike Anton
    "Trung Nguyen's attorneys focused on 124 so-called undervotes — electronically cast ballots on which no candidate was selected — saying that reviewing the paper audit could have shed light on the voters' intentions and whether the electronic recording of those ballots was flawed. "It seems to defy all logic that someone would travel to the polls on election day and not vote…. These machines make mistakes — sometimes large mistakes," Schroeder said. Rebecca Mercuri, a forensic computer scientist and expert on electronic voting, testified that clusters of undervotes are a sign of a potential flaw with the electronic vote that...
  • "Differently Enabled Americans Call for Election Systems Featuring Both Accessibility and Security"

    03/18/2007 6:50:56 AM PDT · by lifelong_republican · 6 replies · 312+ views
    " differently enabled people and communities actively oppose the use of Direct Record Electronic (DRE) voting systems, that they disapprove of any false suggestion that accessibility and security are somehow at odds with one another as valuable features in any proper voting system, and that they reject the cynical use of the needs for accessibility of differently enabled citizens to undermine the needs for security of all citizens, including, of course, differently enabled ones (however construed)..."
  • "US Gov warned on messed up e-voting systems"

    03/10/2007 4:17:14 AM PST · by lifelong_republican · 13 replies · 372+ views
    The Register ^ | 10 March 2007 | Lucy Sherriff
    "...acknowledges wider concerns about the security and reliability of machine voting, saying that the concerns are legitimate, and "merit the combined and focused attention of federal, state, and local authorities responsible for election administration"..."
  • "A vote in the hand is worth …"

    03/08/2007 11:22:27 AM PST · by lifelong_republican · 2 replies · 270+ views
    Rutland Herald ^ | 7 March 2007 | Kevin O'Connor
    "People will stay up all night if necessary to reconcile the votes," resident Gary Katz said. Added Mandell: "We like the sense of community we have now with the present system." And fellow Selectman Daniel DeWalt: "There's everything good about us counting our own votes."
  • ‘Paper’ tigers push for safer elections - Greens say electronic voting should be scrapped

    03/03/2007 6:41:44 AM PST · by lifelong_republican · 24 replies · 343+ views
    Bay News ^ | 2 March 2007 | Helen Klein
    "Voters have no idea if their votes have miscarried,” he stressed, “At the end of the day, the problem with all electronic voting machines is there’s no way to know” if votes have been recorded accurately or if votes have been lost."
  • "Holt bill would demand paper record of votes"

    03/02/2007 3:13:06 AM PST · by lifelong_republican · 17 replies · 344+ views
    The Red Bank NJ Hub ^ | 01 March 2007 | Chris Gaetano
    "The bill says that there shall be no parts of a machine that have unknown functions, both in terms of hardware and software. They would need to be disclosed. However, some parts, such as chips, could be manufactured in places where the U.S. has no jurisdiction, and so the design would need to be redone."
  • "State Criticizes Montrose County Election Officers"

    03/01/2007 6:21:24 AM PST · by lifelong_republican · 169+ views
    CBS4 Denver ^ | 28 February 2007 | AP Staff
    "...a large number of voters were forced to wait up to three hours to vote at two polling centers because of problems with electronic voting machines..."
  • "Konami Slot Machines Flashing Subliminal Messages?"

    02/27/2007 4:09:29 AM PST · by lifelong_republican · 55 replies · 2,514+ views
    CBC News ^ | 26 February 2007 | CBC News Staff
    "Ontario's provincial gambling operator has pulled 87 video slot machines out of service or physically removed them from its casinos after a CBC investigation found what appear to be subliminal messages flashing at players..."
  • "Call for new election audit rules in Illinois" [Corrupt Democrat Subterfuge]

    02/27/2007 3:59:39 AM PST · by lifelong_republican · 5 replies · 395+ views
    ABC7Chicago ^ | 26 February 2007 | Chuck Goudie
    "...By requiring 10percent you get a statistical confidence level that can guarantee that the election has integrity," said David Larson of the Illinois Ballot Integrity Project..."
  • "Texas Bill Would Require Voting Machine Paper Trail" [Another Courageous Patriotic Republican]

    02/26/2007 9:33:54 AM PST · by lifelong_republican · 77 replies · 660+ views
    Government Technology ^ | 26 February 2007 | Wayne Hanson
    "A voting system that consists of direct recording electronic voting machines," says the text, "may not be used in an election unless the system produces a voter-verified permanent paper record suitable for a manual audit." In addition, the bill as written would require the system to allow the voter to inspect and verify the paper record before the electronic vote is recorded and provide an opportunity to alter the electronic vote after viewing the paper record..."
  • "Software fight delays use of high-tech ballots" [Corrupt Democrat Promotes Vote Fraud]

    02/22/2007 5:02:48 AM PST · by lifelong_republican · 4 replies · 289+ views
    The San Francisco Examiner ^ | 22 February 2007 | Joshua Sabatini
    "...keeping private how the software counts the votes could lead to voter fraud and provides no assurance that every vote is, in fact, counted..."
  • "Va. Senate ..." Courageous Republican Patriot

    02/21/2007 10:15:03 AM PST · by lifelong_republican · 13 replies · 402+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 21 February 2007 | Amy Gardner and Tim Craig
    "Responding to bipartisan concern that electronic voting machines are susceptible to fraud and error, the House approved a bill by state Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis (R-Fairfax) that would no longer replace them when they break down"
  • "Princeton Professor finds no hardware security in e-voting machine"

    02/20/2007 4:15:13 AM PST · by lifelong_republican · 29 replies · 746+ views
    IT News ^ | 19 February 2007 | Techweb Staff
    "...the machines' lack of security make them unsuitable for use..."