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  • Venezuela opposition submits 1.85 million signatures in recall effort

    05/02/2016 2:28:25 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 7 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/2/16
    see what happens when they run out of beer: Venezuela's opposition said it delivered 1.85 million signatures to the country's elections authority on Monday as part of the process of seeking a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro. Food and medicine shortages, triple-digit inflation, rampant violent crime and increasingly frequent water and power cuts have stoked anger against Maduro. The Democratic Unity coalition (MUD) gathered far more than the required 1 percent of voters' signatures, or nearly 200,000, needed to trigger the next phase of a recall referendum. "With this successful strategy the MUD has progressed in achieving urgent political...
  • Kasich Admits He Did Not File Enough Valid Signatures to Appear on Pennsylvania Ballot

    03/12/2016 6:38:40 PM PST · by ak267 · 33 replies
    Red State ^ | 3-10-2016 | Leon Wolf
    A couple days ago we reported that team Kasich was facing a court challenge to their ballot access in Pennsylvania. Specifically, the plaintiff in the case alleged that Team Kasich failed to file the required 2,000 valid signatures to appear on the ballot in Pennsylvania. The Kasich campaign filed 2,184 signatures, but the plaintiff alleged that well over 184 of those signatures were invalid and/or fraudulent for a whole host of reasons.
  • [Rep. Colorado Sec. of State] Scott Gessler's visit prompts Boulder County ballot policy change

    11/05/2014 6:09:21 AM PST · by catnipman · 7 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 11/4/2014 | Joe Rubino
    A morning visit from Secretary of State Scott Gessler on Election Day prompted a last-minute change to the ballot verification process at the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder's Office. Gessler arrived at the Boulder office, 1750 33rd St., around 10:30 a.m. and had a closed-door meeting with Clerk Hillary Hall. His visit followed complaints from Boulder County Republicans that their party was not equally represented on bipartisan election judge teams, and a lawsuit filed — and dismissed — Monday alleging deficiencies in the oversight of ballot signature verification in the county. ...
  • Md. court rejects lawsuit challenging redistricting referendum

    08/19/2012 5:41:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 17, 2012 | David Hill
    Maryland’s highest court rejected an appeal Friday by state Democrats who were hoping to block a referendum on the state’s new congressional map. The Maryland Court of Appeals filed an order upholding the state Board of Elections‘ decision to hold a November referendum on the map after it received signatures from more than 59,000 registered voters hoping to get it put on the ballot. The Maryland Democratic Party sued the board this summer, alleging that it erroneously validated thousands of signatures that were collected using the website MDPetitions.com. Read more: Md. court rejects lawsuit challenging redistricting referendum - Washington Times
  • Same-sex marriage question will be on Maryland ballot

    06/08/2012 10:08:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 7, 2012 | David Hill
    ANNAPOLIS — Organizers of a petition against Maryland’s same-sex marriage law have collected enough valid voter signatures to send the law to a November referendum, state election officials said Thursday. The state Board of Elections announced that local elections boards have verified 70,039 signatures on the petition to force a statewide vote on the law — exceeding the 55,736 signatures that were required to be turned in by June 30. The Maryland Marriage Alliance has led the petition effort against the law, which was passed in February by the General Assembly. The group says it submitted more than 122,000 signatures...
  • Board seeks more time to review Walker recall petitions

    03/01/2012 5:50:20 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 1 replies
    JS Online ^ | 2-19-12 | Patrick Marley and Jason Stein
    Madison - State election officials say they likely will need extra time to review recall signatures even though Gov. Scott Walker has said he will not challenge the petitions against him - a move that would give Walker more time to raise unlimited sums of money. Meanwhile, Republican legislators groused Wednesday that the Government Accountability Board was not doing a thorough enough analysis of the signatures even as it was asking them for $975,000 to do its work. "It just seems like they are doing the bare minimum but not enough to instill confidence in the system," said Rep. Robin...
  • GOP leader Fitzgerald sees recall elections moving ahead (WI)

    02/16/2012 8:59:34 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Wisconsin State journal ^ | 2-15-12 | SCOTT BAUER
    The Republican leader of the state Senate said Friday he expects recall elections to proceed against three of his colleagues, despite challenges they made to thousands of signatures on petitions seeking their ouster from office. Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said he is hopeful, though, that his election can be blocked through the challenges he made to the Government Accountability Board on Thursday. As for the others, Fitzgerald said, "They're not even close." Fitzgerald was the only one of the four who clearly challenged more than enough signatures to void an election. But whether to reject the signatures is up to...
  • Missing signatures? Review finds gap in Wisconsin recall figures

    02/11/2012 8:37:14 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 2-11-12 | M. D. Kittle & Ryan Ekvind
    MADISON — The numbers don’t add up, and Wisconsin’s elections watchdog can’t explain it. A third-party analysis of petition signatures in recall campaigns lodged against four Republicansenators found large disparities between the number of signatures claimed by recall committees and the signature count scanned and made public by the Government Accountability Board, or GAB. That means one of two things, said Mark Antill, executive director of TruetheVote.org, a nonprofit aligned with the tea party that advocates for election integrity. Either the campaigns inflated the number of signatures or the GAB, which oversees the state’s campaign finance, elections, ethics and lobbying...
  • Judge doubles time GAB has to review recall signatures

    01/25/2012 2:33:23 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    JSOnline ^ | 1-25-12 | Patrick Marley
    Madison - A Dane County judge on Wednesday doubled the amount of time state election officials could have to review an unprecedented number of recall signatures filed against Gov. Scott Walker and five other Republicans. That will give the Government Accountability Board 61 days instead of 31 days to examine the petitions and determine whether recall elections should be held this summer. Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess also granted the Republicans more time to challenge the signatures. Their challenges will be due next month, and the accountability board will take those challenges into account as it determines whether recall...
  • Wisconsin Recall: Yes It's A Vanity...But An Important One

    01/21/2012 12:21:23 PM PST · by NoGrayZone · 50 replies
    1/21/12 | Me
    I signed up a while ago to help verify the signatures on the recall petition against Scott Walker of WI. I just received an email asking me to download a program so that I may help. Problem is, I'm afraid to download ANYTHING. I put nothing against these b@st@rds to scr&w us, so I am hesitant about downloading the program. I tried to contact the office and of course no one was available to speak to, so I left a message. I am eager to help Gov. Walker out, which is the reason for this vanity post of mine. Has...
  • Aldermanic candidates disqualified for flawed nomination papers

    01/07/2012 11:44:19 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    JS ONLINE ^ | 1-6-12 | Larry Sandler
    Four Milwaukee aldermanic candidates won't appear on the ballot because of flaws in their nomination papers, the city Election Commission staff has ruled. Unless the commission overturns those decisions, five incumbent aldermen will be running without opponents on the April 3 ballot - up from three initially - and the number of aldermanic primaries Feb. 21 will be reduced from four to three. Two other incumbents filed challenges to another two candidates' papers, which could bring the number of primaries down to two. Sue Edman, the commission's executive director, said nominating petitions submitted by 1st District candidate Virgie Wynn, 4th...
  • Judge rules for Walker campaign in case against state election officials (NO Bugs Bunny!)

    01/05/2012 3:41:51 PM PST · by milwguy · 65 replies
    jsonline ^ | 01/05/2012 | tom tolan
    judge ruled Thursday that the state Government Accountability Board needs to take more aggressive action to vet recall signatures that are expected to be submitted in two weeks against Gov. Scott Walker and other Republican office holders. The ruling by Waukesha County Circuit Judge J. Mac Davis came in a case filed Dec. 15 by Walker's campaign committee and Stephan Thompson, executive director of the state Republican Party, asking Davis to order the accountability board to seek out and eliminate duplicate and fictitious signatures and illegible addresses in recall petitions. Davis, who refused to enter injunctions in the case, based...
  • Signatures of Hitler, Mickey Mouse acceptable on Scott Walker recall petitions

    12/14/2011 11:57:06 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/14/11 | Caroline May
    CBR® - World's LargestSee Why 46,811 Parents in Your Area Banked Newborn Stem Cells with CBR. www.cordblood.com Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker The signatures of Adolf Hitler and Mickey Mouse will be counted in the effort to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, so long as they are properly dated and bear a Wisconsin address. The Government Accountability Board reviewing the petitions unanimously approved a plan that would allow questionable names to be counted if they are signed within the circulation dates and have a proper address, WISN Milwaukee’s Channel 12 is reporting. According to the ABC affiliate, the suspicious names...
  • Suspicious recall signatures, with proper dates and locations, will be counted

    12/13/2011 12:02:04 PM PST · by knittnmom · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | Tuesday, December 13, 2011 12:35 pm | SCOTT BAUER
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  • UPDATE: Butch Morgan, Democratic chairman, resigns his position (ANOTHER Obama Scandal!)

    10/17/2011 8:31:52 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    WSBT-TV ^ | 10-17-11 | WSBT
    t's official. WSBT first told you that a long-time St. Joseph County Democratic Chair Butch Morgan had resigned. But there was some confusion over whether that in fact did happen, until shortly before 10 p.m. when his attorney confirmed it. Earlier Monday night, Morgan’s attorney told WSBT he was considering a leave of absence, not a resignation. That was after Indiana State Democratic Chairman Dan Parker sent WSBT an email stating Morgan resigned effective at 6 p.m. This comes as the St. Joseph County Prosecutor investigates the local Democratic Party for possible voter registration fraud. A South Bend Tribune and...
  • Md. elections officials looking at complaint on tuition petition

    06/11/2011 6:13:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 10, 2011 | John Wagner
    The Maryland State Board of Elections said Friday that is looking into concerns about the potential for fraud with the online petition-gathering system being used by opponents of a new law that grants college tuition breaks to in-state illegal immigrants. In a May 31 letter to elections officials, the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland asks for a review of the online system’s legality. The group MDPetitions.com is using the system to mount what appears to be a highly effective campaign to put the new law on hold. If the group collects 55,736 valid signatures — or 3 percent of...
  • He's In! Traficant Will Be On The Ballot

    09/02/2010 6:43:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies · 2+ views
    TPM Muckraker ^ | September 1, 2010 | Rachel Slajda
    It's official. TPMmuckraker's favorite ex-convict ex-Congressman Jim Traficant will appear on the ballot for his old House seat in Ohio. A county board of elections ruled today, in a meeting that lasted less than a minute, that Traficant has enough signatures to make it on the ballot. Traficant, who was a Democrat while serving in the House, is running in the 17th District as an independent against Rep. Tim Ryan (D). Ryan replaced Traficant in 2002 when he was kicked out of Congress over 10 felony convictions for bribery, racketeering, tax evasion and other charges. Traficant was released from prison...
  • Excerpts: George E. Pataki -(Gathering Signatures To Repeal HC Bill)

    04/14/2010 10:12:54 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies · 851+ views
    The Wall Street Journal: I understand you made a decision about the Senate race and I was hoping you could talk to me a little bit about why you decided not to challenge Sen. [Kirsten] Gillibrand (D., N.Y.). George E. Pataki: I'm very excited about Revere America. This is a great group of people that I'm going to be working with and as I've said for some time, I do want to get more involved in the national political dialogue and I think this is the best way to do it. We're going to be kicking off the end of...
  • Apparently, signatures all you need to run for president in Virginia

    12/03/2008 8:50:27 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 4 replies · 366+ views
    Democratic party of VA ^ | 12-19-2007 | democratic party of VA
    Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama, and Bill Richardson all turned in enough signatures to the Virginia State Board of Elections to qualify to run in the Commonwealth.
  • Scottish Masons' Mysterious Signatures In Stone To Be Recorded

    02/09/2008 6:38:15 PM PST · by blam · 41 replies · 173+ views
    24 Hour Museum ^ | 2-8-2008 | Courtesy Historic Scotland
    SCOTTISH MASONS' MYSTERIOUS SIGNATURES IN STONE TO BE RECORDED By 24 Hour Museum Staff 08/02/2008 Courtesy Historic Scotland Mysterious symbols carved into Scotland’s medieval churches, castles and bridges are to be studied and recorded in a new scheme supported by Historic Scotland. Masons’ marks are enigmatic signatures cut into stone wherever they worked, and hold clues as to dates of construction as well as the craftsmen who worked on the structure. However, little is known about the identities and life stories of these men who played such an important role in creating the country’s most cherished buildings from the Middle...