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  • Donna Brazile Worried About VOTER FRAUD at DNC Chair Election.

    02/25/2017 12:28:21 PM PST · by topfile · 50 replies
    youtube ^ | Feb 25, 2017 | PolitiStick
    "We have to make sure that, we can not just count the ballots but verify every name and signature!"
  • BREAKING: Cruz Camp STEALS St. Louis County Delegates After Trump Wins Initial Vote!

    04/09/2016 4:32:53 PM PDT · by McGruff · 427 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 9, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    The St. Louis County Republican Caucus was held today at the Missouri River Township Caucus at the Westminster Christian Academy – near highways 40 and 270 this afternoon. Lloyd Sloan was at the conference today. Here is his firsthand account: There were two slates that were voted on today at the convention. One was called “Cruz” and the other “Trump.” So there was no confusion there. The vote took place by a public count. It’s when there is a standing vote and everybody is counted off. It is pretty above board. The vote was tied, 27-27. But a few people...
  • Video: McConnell “proudly” announces his presidential votes

    10/14/2014 6:40:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot ^ | October 14, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    Mary Katharine already covered the first part of this exchange and noted the second, but it’s worth revisiting for Mitch McConnell’s brief rebuttal. The Republican incumbent scoffs at Alison Grimes’ invocation of a sacred right to avoid answering an obvious question, and demonstrates it by announcing he “proudly” voted against Barack Obama in the last two presidential elections: Mitch McConnell Proudly Voted For Mitt Romney There’s also no sacred right to not announce how we vote. I voted for Mitt Romney, proudly. I voted for John McCain. And by the way, 116 out of 120 Kentucky counties agreed with my...
  • Union Vote In Chattanooga Shows Danger Of Card Check

    02/18/2014 4:42:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies ^ | February 18, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Labor: Union bosses have contended for some time that a secret ballot isn't needed to unionize a workplace. All that's needed, they said, was employees' signatures on cards. But Chattanooga proved them wrong. For months the United Auto Workers have said a majority of workers at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee had signed cards expressing their interest in unionizing. Why bother with a secret ballot when the workers had already spoken through the "card check" approval process? Before a much-anticipated and widely followed union-representation vote held last week, the AP reported that Gary Casteel, Tennessee-based regional director for the UAW,...
  • Now Euro MPs want a secret vote to block budget deal and defy the 27 leaders

    02/08/2013 10:38:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 20:38 EST, 8 February 2013 | James Chapman
    Euro MPs prompted uproar last night by plotting to try to block the budget deal using a secret ballot so voters cannot hold them to account. It emerged that they are planning to use a little-understood procedure to allow them to vote in private and defy the 27 EU leaders. Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament and former leader of its socialist group, suggested a vote on the budget should be conducted in secret to allow MEPs to break away from prime ministers and party leaders and maximize the chances of it being rejected. A vote behind closed doors...
  • Virginia Moves to Make Card-Check Unconstitutional

    12/13/2012 3:37:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 13, 2012 | Matt Cover
    Virginia is moving towards making card-check—the controversial union proposal to replace secret-ballot elections with simple card-signing petitions—unconstitutional in the state. The effort is led by State Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) who said that “no citizen” should be denied the ability to vote by secret ballot. …
  • Federal judge says no constitutional right to secret ballot in Boulder case

    09/22/2012 10:41:52 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 22 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | 11:29:23 PM, Sep 21, 2012 | Tim Hoover
    Saying there is no fundamental right to a secret ballot, a federal judge Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by elections integrity activists that challenged whether counties can print ballots with identifying numbers that critics say can be traced back to individual voters easily. ... [Judge] Arguello said activists had not shown the plaintiffs had suffered or would suffer any specific injury that could be remedied by a federal court. She said that even if a ballot could be traced back to a specific voter, it doesn't show that a person's voting rights were violated, saying there was no "fundamental right"...
  • Federal Court Upholds 'Save Our Secret Ballot' (NLRB loses!)

    09/05/2012 5:22:47 PM PDT · by inkling · 24 replies
    Goldwater Institute ^ | September 5, 2012 | Lucy Caldwell
    Phoenix—In a strong rebuke to the Obama Administration Wednesday, federal district court Judge Frederick J. Martone ruled that the Secret Ballot Amendment, which protects workers’ right to secret ballot in union-organizing elections, is constitutional. Drafted by the Goldwater Institute in 2009, the Save Our Secret Ballot amendment was added in 2010 to state constitutions in Arizona, South Dakota, South Carolina, and Utah, by voter majorities ranging from 60 to 86 percent. The constitutional amendment was sought after President Obama and congressional Democrats attempted to end the use of secret ballots in union-organizing elections and force workers into a system called...
  • Brown vetoes card-check legislation for farmworkers

    06/29/2011 8:18:06 AM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/29/11 | Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have made it far easier for farmworkers to join labor unions, 36 years after making history in his first term by signing a law giving the low-wage employees the right to organize. Brown's veto disappointed and angered dozens of farmworkers who had camped outside his office late into the night Tuesday to try to pressure him into signing the measure. Democratic lawmakers joined supporters in the hallway as they awaited his decision, which came at 11 p.m. in the form of a press release to reporters. The governor refused to come...
  • EDITORIAL: Protect workers from union bosses--It's time to pass the Secret Ballot Protection Act

    01/17/2011 5:16:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 17, 2011 | Editorial
    Labor unions can't persuade Congress to destroy workplace voting rights, but their Obama-appointed lackeys at the National Labor Relations Board do their dirty work anyway. Twice in the past six weeks, the NLRB has sided with union bosses over ordinary workers, smothering the ideal of secret elections. On Friday, the NLRB threatened to sue four states whose voters recently passed referendums guaranteeing the right to secret-ballot elections for union organizing. The NLRB says the new laws in Arizona, South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah would deny unions a second method of organizing allowed by federal law, namely by showing "majority...
  • U.S. Plans to Sue 4 States Over Laws Requiring Secret Ballots for Unionizing

    01/14/2011 6:58:22 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 50 replies
    NYT ^ | 01/14/2011 | Steven Greenhouse
    The National Labor Relations Board announced on Friday that it planned to sue Arizona, South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah in an effort to invalidate recently approved state constitutional amendments that prohibit private sector workers from choosing a union through a process known as card check. The labor board asserts that the amendments conflict with federal laws and are pre-empted by those laws. The state amendments were promoted by various conservative groups concerned that Congressional Democrats and President Obama would enact legislation allowing unions to insist on using card check, in which an employer recognizes a union as soon as...
  • Big Labor’s Stealth Card-Check Strategy (NLRB will "pass it" after election)

    09/07/2010 3:46:00 PM PDT · by pabianice · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/7/10 | Mix
    Having failed to pass the legislation they want, union bosses turn to the executive branch.After spending over a billion dollars to elect Barack Obama president and Democratic majorities to Congress in 2008, Big Labor thought it had bought enough support to ram through a “card check” bill that effectively eliminates secret-ballot votes for unionization and lets federal bureaucrats dictate contracts to employees and employers. But despite an intense, union-boss-backed lobbying campaign, attempts to pass card check stalled as elected officials felt the heat from voters, who are overwhelmingly against the bill. With a vote on the legislation unlikely between now...
  • Card Check By Fiat?

    03/26/2010 5:20:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 451+ views ^ | March 26, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Unions: Republican senators have warned the president not to appoint Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board while Congress is in recess. But he will — and American workers and consumers will be worse off for it. There's good reason to oppose Becker sitting on the NLRB, the five-member federal agency that administers the National Labor Relations Act governing relations between unions and private-sector employers. It's not so much because Becker is a lawyer for the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union and would be the first NLRB member to come straight from the legal staff of organized...
  • Members Only

    02/09/2010 4:45:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 249+ views ^ | February 9, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Labor Policy: And you thought card check legislation was dead? That certainly appeared to be the case last spring. But now there's talk of attaching it to a jobs bill. Dirty politics and lousy policy. Card check, known last year as the Employee Free Choice Act, is an attempt to fundamentally change the way unions organize. Under a card check law, a union would be certified if a simple majority of workers signed the cards that were used to gauge their interest in unionization. A follow-up vote through a secret ballot, the traditional method of certifying a union, would not...
  • Defeat the EFCA and Card-Check

    02/09/2010 7:25:27 AM PST · by James H. Shott · 1 replies · 152+ views
    Annuit Coeptis ^ | February 9, 2010 | James H. Shott
    Still looming on the legislative horizon is something deceptively called the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA, H.R. 800), the provisions of which will make it easier for union organizers to impose union representation on a group of workers by circumventing the current secret ballot method of deciding for or against union representation with an odious mechanism called “card check.” Secret ballot voting has been a feature in US elections for more than two centuries, and that includes union elections. However, if the EFCA were to become law, the federal government will have tilted the playing field toward labor unions by...
  • AFL-CIO Predicts 'Card Check' Passage This Spring

    01/11/2010 12:25:04 PM PST · by Big Labor Hater · 6 replies · 508+ views
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 1/11/10 | Brian Buetler
    Speaking at the National Press Club this afternoon, AFL-CIO president, Richard Trumka made a bold prediction: The Employee Free Choice Act--the flagship legislation of the labor movement--will pass in the first quarter of 2010. "I think you'll see the Employee Free Choice Act pass in the first quarter of 2010," Trumka said. "You'll have it have some real effect. We'll start creating and making new jobs in this country again."
  • Teaching the Democrats the Value of a Secret Ballot.

    12/07/2009 7:37:31 PM PST · by SwaggerStick · 2 replies · 336+ views
    If you want to teach those unscrupulous Democrats down there in that Congressional Cesspool the value a secret ballot follow these instructions. 1. Establish a small temporary office manned by two people in each congressional district. Post a big sign in the office “Your share could be thousands of dollars !”. 2. Put the following ad in the newspapers, on the radio and television. “Order your absentee ballot now – bring your blank ballot to the office listed below and receive your share of the canceled one trillion dollar stimulus package if the republicans gain the majority in the House...
  • Biden: Labor legislation to pass this year

    09/07/2009 5:47:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 948+ views
    The Hill ^ | 9/7/09 | Eric Zimmermann
    Controversial legislation that would make it easier to organize unions will pass this year, Vice President Joe Biden said today. Appearing at a Labor Day rally in Pittsburgh, Biden praised the role of unions in building the middle class and said the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) will make it through Congress before the end of the year, the Associated Press reports. That's a very optimistic timeline, considering that Democrats are already putting all their legislative muscle behind healthcare reform.
  • Anti-democratic - Push to end secret union ballots is indefensible (Just say No to SB 789, aRnie)

    08/29/2009 5:56:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 580+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 8/29/09 | Editorial
    Some scholars squabble about the particulars, but there is no question that democracy's roots go back at least 2,500 years to practices developed in the Greek city-state of Athens. But the adoption of a key pillar of democracy — the secret ballot — came far more recently. In England in the 1830s, disenfranchised working-class men and sympathetic members of Parliament launched the Chartist movement. The most crucial of its six objectives was universal suffrage for all men over 21, but not far behind was the secret-ballot provision. It took decades, but eventually the secret ballot became the democratic norm —...
  • Senate Dems Are Against Secret Ballot for Unions... But Not Themselves

    08/20/2009 11:31:11 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 1 replies · 267+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/20/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    It has to be the ultimate hypocrisy, but the Democrat Party has been touting its support for the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), a bill that would eliminate the secret ballot for potential union members, but recently decided that a secret ballot for Senators on whether or not to vote in committee chairmen is quite important. The hypocrisy is stark. I say again, even as Senate Democrats have found no reason to protect the democratic right of the secret ballot for union workers they’ve decided that it is a must for themselves when voting in or out Senate committee chairmen....