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  • Voter fraud is real

    08/21/2016 7:50:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/21/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Heritage maintains a database of election fraud convictions. It stands at more than 400 and growing The Heritage Foundation provides a helpful pre-election reminder that voter fraud remains a problem in the United States. “Progressives insist that voter fraud is a myth, a charade meant to justify repressive voting laws,” write Peter Tapsak and Jason Snead. “The facts, however, tell a different story: Voter fraud is real, and if we ignore it, we leave our ballot boxes open to fraudsters who would rather steal elections than risk losing in a fair and open contest.”
  • Texas Attorney General announces suit against Obama administration on Twitter

    03/14/2012 5:57:35 AM PDT · by blueyon · 13 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 3/12/2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Greg Abbott @GregAbbott_TX I'm suing Holder b/c DOJ won't approve Texas' Voter ID law. SCOTUS has upheld similar law. After news came down today that the Obama administration had successfully blocked a Texas voter ID law from going into effect Greg Abbott, the Texas Attorney General, took to twitter to announce he was suing Eric Holder and the Department of Justice. The Texas Attorney General also released this statement on his website today: “The Justice Department’s decision to deny preclearance to Texas’ Voter ID law is no surprise given the Obama Administration’s denial of a similar law in South Carolina....
  • Renee Ellmers Needs Our Help NOW!

    11/04/2010 2:42:06 PM PDT · by bwc2221 · 42 replies
    e-mail | 11/4/10 | bwc2221
    I just received this e-mail: Dear Supporter, Election night, after the ten counties in my district had reported their votes, I led Bob Etheridge by 2,100 votes. (That number is crucial because under North Carolina law Congressman Etheridge is not entitled to an ‘automatic recount’ if he trails by more than 1% – or 1,888 votes.) Then, yesterday afternoon – unexpectedly – the vote totals changed. The State Board of Elections reported my lead had dropped to 1,600 votes. Two hours later Bob Etheridge announced he intended to call for a recount. As a result, last night my campaign began...
  • Vote Fraud Woes Already Mar Mid-Term Elections

    11/01/2010 8:25:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | November 1, 2010 | Deroy Murdock
    NEW YORK — November 2 is not here yet, but polling problems have begun. From possibly malfunctioning ballot gear to potential fraud, the 2010 mid-term vote is marred even before Election Day has dawned. •Like jurors who deliberate before a trial concludes, some Nevadans who have tried voting early for Republican Senate nominee Sharron Angle instead have seen Democrat Harry Reid’s name appear on their electronic voting machines. Some voters have complained about this apparent glitch, but how many others unwittingly have miscast their ballots? Intriguingly, these machines are maintained in Las Vegas by members of the Service Employees International...
  • Stop Election Fraud By Phone, and By App FREE download texts your pic to report fraud

    10/30/2010 6:41:41 PM PDT · by tutstar · 19 replies
    American Majority Action ^ | American Majority Action
    If you see voter fraud, take a pic with your phone and send it in. Just in time for Election Day, American Majority Action has created the nation’s first mobile application to help identify, report and track suspected incidents of voter fraud and intimidation. This free, cutting edge system will enable voters to take action to help defend their right to vote. Whether you’re a campaign junkie, or just want a better America, Voter Fraud will help you report violations at the election booth and serve to uphold the democratic process. Take a look at the full list of features...
  • The Democrats' Final Recourse: Massive Vote Fraud

    10/28/2010 7:55:01 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 47 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 28, 2010 | Selwyn Duke
    The reports are rolling in from all over the country. A Craven County, NC resident attempts to vote a straight Republican ticket but his choices come up straight Democrat four times, despite receiving assistance from poll workers. In NC's Lenoir County, registered Democrat Ervin Norville also tries to vote straight Republican but finds that his ballot has the names of several Democrat candidates selected. Boulder City, NV resident Joyce Ferrara says that when she and several others went to vote for Sharon Angle, they found that Senator Harry Reid's name was already checked off. In Dallas County, TX' congressional district...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Vote Fraud Essential to Democrats

    10/28/2010 4:29:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/28/2010 | Connie Hair
    Giving insight as only the Great Maha Rushie can, Rush Limbaugh put some sunlight on yet another scheme to interfere in America's ability to self-govern by left-wing billionaire George Soros.  Rush points out that even a small influx of cash into your state Secretary of State race can make a huge difference.  Something to ponder.RUSH LIMBAUGH, HOST:  Let me illustrate for you just how essential vote fraud is to the Democrat Party.  George Soros sank a lot of money into a project called the Secretary of State Project, starting in 2006.  Have you ever heard of the Secretary of State Project?...
  • Impeach & Remove Obama

    02/27/2010 12:53:46 PM PST · by STD · 103 replies · 2,633+ views
    2/27/10 | STD
    Dear Congress, Based upon the behavior and the circumstances of Barack Obama's election, it has become increasingly obvious that Barack Obama has loyalties and allegiences to foreign powers and foreign ideologies. Based upon both dishonest public statements and a failure of Obama to produce authentic documentation of his elgibility to hold public office, I pray for relief from this executive branch led by an avowed marxist.
  • EDITORIAL: Black Panther battle intensifies- Is the Justice Department against civil rights?

    12/14/2009 6:43:12 AM PST · by opentalk · 19 replies · 1,668+ views
    The dispute between the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and the Justice Department is starting to look like the legal equivalent of World War II's Anzio campaign, which represented a major escalation late in the war. The battleground is the controversy about the department's decision to drop voter-intimidation cases against members of the New Black Panther Party. The commission is mounting a massive legal assault; Justice is refusing to be budged; and the casualties could be high. The shame of it is that the department itself would be well-served if it would merely cooperate. That's what it would do if...
  • Does a second home mean a second vote? (vanity)

    06/28/2009 3:14:57 PM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 61 replies · 1,371+ views
    We all know how many lefties from NYC moved to Vermont and changed the voting pattern in that state. Vermont now has two left wing senators because of this mass migration from New York. If they are living in NYC as their primary address, it would not be difficult to imagine that many of them could have second homes in Vermont. I wouldn't put it past them to use both of their addresses to vote. I wouldn't be surprised if this was a mass scale organized action to take over a small state.
  • Why Norm Coleman Will Win (+GOP Activists to Sue)

    01/17/2009 10:02:03 AM PST · by flattorney · 33 replies · 3,235+ views
    Town Hall ^ | Saturday, January 17, 2009 | Ron Carey
    Anyone following the recount has no doubt heard the bluster and bravado regularly coming from the Al Franken campaign. However, in recent days, Franken and his Washington legal team have seemed awfully desperate for a campaign that is trying to convince people they are winning. They have now tried to shove Al Franken onto the Senate floor through three separate venues – only be to be rebuffed and delayed because their effort clearly violates Minnesota law. Why, if they claim to have a lead, are they so desperately anxious to put Al Franken in a Senate seat? Simple: They know...
  • Senate recount: Order expected today on trial date (MN Franken/Coleman)

    01/16/2009 11:30:29 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies · 873+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 1/16/09 | Mike Kaszuba
    A special judges panel held its first meeting with campaign lawyers today, a day after DFLer Al Franken and Republican Norm Coleman dueled over how broad Coleman's legal challenge to the U.S. Senate recount should be and how long it should take. After the closed-door meeting in St. Paul, attorneys for both campaigns said the three-judge panel is likely to issue an order later today saying when the trial will begin and what the schedule will be. They also said a hearing will be held Wednesday at which the panel will consider Franken's motion to dismiss Coleman's lawsuit. One of...
  • Coleman camp: Franken at (MN) Supreme Court like bank robber asking for receipt

    01/13/2009 7:36:42 PM PST · by flattorney · 14 replies · 1,937+ views
    The Minnesota Independent ^ | January 13, 2009 | Chris Steller
    Al Franken filed a petition with the Minnesota Supreme Court … that’s a bit like a bank robber stopping on his way out the door to ask the teller for a receipt.” That’s how an e-mail appeal for funds from the campaign of former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman described today’s legal move by the Al Franken campaign that asked the state’s high court to order the governor to issue an election certificate. In another response, Coleman attorney Fritz Knaak told reporters that Franken has gone beyond the “epitome of arrogance … [by] asking to go above the laws of our...
  • As judges named, Minn. Senate legal fight grows

    01/12/2009 6:21:06 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 8 replies · 1,091+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 1/12/09 | Brian Bakst/AP
    Three judges put on the bench by governors of three political parties will hear the highly charged election lawsuit that stands between Minnesota and its second U.S. senator. The panel named Monday by the state's highest court will preside over a Republican Norm Coleman's court case that seeks to overturn Democrat Al Franken's 225-vote advantage following a long recount. The case is expected to take months to resolve. The three district judges are:
  • Video: The O'Reilly Factor: Hollywood-Soros-Franken, + Can Coleman Still Win?

    01/12/2009 11:34:05 AM PST · by flattorney · 11 replies · 2,161+ views
    The O'Reilly Factor ^ | January 9, 2009 | Staff/MDE
    FOX "The O'Reilly Factor"Video: "Minnesota Madness" Segment Aired Friday, January 9, 2008       Bill and two Republican guests(1) discuss Hollywood’s and George Soros massive donations to elected “Porn-o-Rama” Franken. This includes, a rare and calculated move(2), by George Soros who personally held a large post-election Franken fundraiser at his residence in New York City to support Al in the ballot recount/contest(3). I wrote about and published the list of Hollywood/high profile Franken donors three days before this news piece, not that this was new Soros Shadow Party news for anyone that has closely followed/been involved in this Coleman-Franken fiasco....
  • (GOP Former MN SOS, 99-07,) Mary Kiffmeyer slams (Coleman-Franken) U.S. Senate recount

    01/09/2009 4:23:56 PM PST · by flattorney · 12 replies · 1,701+ views
    Capitol Report ^ | January 09, 2009 | Kevin Featherly
    - - Former GOP MN secretary of state says absentee ballots should not have been included in recount Former Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer is now criticizing the handling of the U.S. Senate election recount in the race between Democrat Al Franken and Republican Norm Coleman that ended with Franken on top. Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake, now a freshman state representative from District 16B, did not speak publicly about the recount while it was ongoing, but is willing to talk about it now that the results are certified and the dispute has moved into the courts. Kiffmeyer, who from 1999 to...
  • Why Soros wants Norm Coleman out of the Senate (A Must Read)

    01/09/2009 2:27:47 PM PST · by flattorney · 44 replies · 3,807+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 09, 2009 | Ed Lasky
    George Soros is the biggest sugar daddy of the Democratic Party, and naturally wants to ensure that the Democrats have a monopoly of power in America. Recently, I wrote an article for American Thinker on the role that George Soros has played in helping the Democrat Al Franken in his race against the Republican incumbent Norm Coleman for a Senate seat in Minnesota. However, there may be one other reason that Soros was determined that Norm Coleman in particular lose his seat. This was personal. Norm Coleman was the chairman of the Senate Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and as...
  • Send in the Clown (Al “SorosBoy” Franken)

    01/09/2009 12:18:12 PM PST · by flattorney · 14 replies · 1,644+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | January 09, 2009 | Kathy Shaidle
    Send in the Clown It sounds like the plot of a 1990s straight-to-video Hollywood flick, but barring any dramatic developments – such as a successful court challenge by Republican opponent Norm Coleman – former “Saturday Night Live” cast member and comedian Al Franken will become the next U.S. Senator from Minnesota, likely on the strength of fraudulent votes. Franken’s fitness for office has been a matter of debate ever since he announced his candidacy in February 2007. Having made a career of “debunking” provocative statements made by famous conservatives in books like Rush Limbaugh Is a Big, Fat Idiot, The...
  • The Stealing the (MN U.S. Senate) Election Project (+ Latest Coleman News)

    01/08/2009 11:41:00 AM PST · by flattorney · 5 replies · 1,614+ views
    Frontpage Magazine/CNSNews ^ | January 08, 2009 | Fred Lucas
    The highly publicized vote recount in the Minnesota Senate race between Democrat Al Franken and Republican Norm Coleman is shining a light on Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, the state’s chief election officer. Ritchie is chairman of the Minnesota Canvassing Board, which on Monday certified that Franken received 225 more votes than Coleman did. Ritchie gave partial credit for his 2006 election to a liberal 527 group, the Secretary of State Project, which says its goal is to “ensure fair, clean elections” by replacing conservative secretaries of state with liberal Democrats. “I want to thank the Secretary of State...
  • A Message From Norm Coleman's Campaign (We're Gonna Contest This!)

    01/05/2009 4:12:21 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 119 replies · 6,145+ views
    Norm Coleman's Relection Campaign | 1/05/09 | Team Coleman
    Dear Supporter, As you may have read or heard by now, today the Minnesota State Canvassing Board met and made their determination in the U.S. Senate Recount, effectively proving that the only declaration coming today is one of an inaccurate count. There are a number of problems with the total certified today, including double counted votes, over 650 potentially wrongly rejected absentee votes, resulting in the disenfranchising of Minnesota voters and jeopardizing the integrity of Minnesota's election system. Harry Reid and national Democrats have now publicly said they will try to seat Al Franken tomorrow when the 111th Congress convenes...
  • Panel to declare Franken winner of Senate race

    01/04/2009 6:15:32 PM PST · by gondramB · 217 replies · 9,289+ views
    CNN ^ | Sunday January 4, 2009 | Chris Welch
    MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (CNN) -- A state election board on Monday will announce Democrat Al Franken has defeated Republican incumbent Norm Coleman in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, state officials told CNN Sunday. The canvassing board on Monday will say a recount determined Franken won by 225 votes, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie told CNN. However, Coleman's campaign, which contends the recount should have included about 650 absentee ballots it says were improperly rejected in the initial count, has indicated it will challenge the certification. Coleman campaign manager Cullen Sheehan said his team believes the recount process was broken and that "the...
  • Senate GOP to block attempt to seat Franken early

    01/02/2009 9:45:31 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 36 replies · 1,823+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 1/2/09 | Brian Bakst/AP
    The top Senate Republican said his caucus would block any attempt to seat Democrat Al Franken until an anticipated court case over Minnesota's close election is finished and an official election certificate is conferred. Texas Sen. John Cornyn said Friday that Republicans would object to seating the race leader Franken sooner. A filibuster would require 60 votes to break — a few more than Democrats currently hold in Washington.
  • Minn. Supreme Court intervenes in recount case

    12/15/2008 3:07:25 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 71 replies · 8,631+ views
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Supreme Court is getting involved in the state's unsettled U.S. Senate race. The court said Monday it will weigh whether to stop the sorting and counting of wrongly rejected absentee ballots until clear instructions are handed down. Republican Sen. Norm Coleman petitioned the court to step in after the state board overseeing the recount recommended those ballots be considered last week. Coleman maintains there aren't clear guidelines for the recommendation and could lead to disarray among the 87 counties.
  • Al Franken gets boosts in Minn. Senate recount

    12/12/2008 11:42:25 AM PST · by dr_who · 40 replies · 2,617+ views Press ^ | 12/12/08 | BRIAN BAKST
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Democrat Al Franken got good news Friday in his bid for the Senate, winning favorable rulings from a state elections board on rejected absentee ballots and the tally in one of his strongholds. The Canvassing Board overseeing the race recount recommended that county election boards sort and count wrongly rejected absentee ballots. The five-member panel also urged that a recount in one University of Minnesota area precinct be based on Election Night tapes from a ballot counting machine. The recount there, where results favor Franken, ended with 133 missing ballots that could be counted if...
  • Franken camp claims four-vote lead (Oh no Franken might win :()

    12/05/2008 6:36:58 PM PST · by gocats5 · 63 replies · 2,472+ views
    With all but one precinct re-counted in the Minnesota Senate race, Franken campaign attorney Marc Elias is claiming Franken leads Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) by four votes. The number from Franken's internal tally does not include the Minneapolis precinct where 133 ballots went missing. The Franken count includes the thousands of disputed ballots that both campaigns objected to during the recount process.
  • Senate recount: Finish line is within sight (MN)

    12/04/2008 7:58:19 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies · 1,337+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 12/04/08 | MIKE KASZUBA and BOB VON STERNBERG
    The U.S. Senate recount neared its final hours Thursday, buffeted by the kinds of disputes over missing ballots and challenged ballots that have become familiar in the month since the post-election drama began. Yet at day's end, with 99 percent of the ballots counted, the gap separating Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken was only 36 votes larger than it had been at the start. Coleman now leads by 251, according to Star Tribune tabulations. As on Wednesday, the case of 133 missing ballots in Minneapolis held center stage. The city's top election official said she did not...
  • Franken campaign claims first lead in recount

    12/03/2008 12:39:11 PM PST · by jessduntno · 66 replies · 2,659+ views
    minnesota independent ^ | By 12/3/08 1:17 PM | Paul Demko
    Al Franken’s campaign claims it now holds a 22-vote lead in the U.S. Senate race with just 138,000 votes left to be recounted. This figure contrasts with other tabulations, based on numbers from the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office, that show Coleman maintaining a 303-vote lead. The Franken numbers differ in a couple of respects from the SOS data. Most importantly the Democratic camp’s vote tally relies on the call made by local election officials in determining which candidate an individual intended to support. By contrast the other tallies don’t take into consideration the roughly 6,000 ballots that have been...
  • Franken May Appeal To Senate, Courts

    12/01/2008 3:45:30 PM PST · by Red Steel · 57 replies · 2,417+ views
    cBS ^ | December 1, 2008, 5:55 PM | Brian Montopoli
    Minnesota Senate candidate Al Franken's campaign says it may appeal to the U.S. Senate or the courts because it believes that up to 1,000 absentee ballots were improperly disqualified in the state's recount of votes, The Hill reports. "Wherever the numbers stand todayÂ…that number simply cannot be relevant if it does not include all the votes that were legally cast," Franken attorney Marc Elias said, according to the newspaper. "No recount can be considered accurate or complete until all the ballots cast by lawful voters are counted." Franken trails Republican rival Norm Coleman by 282 votes with most of the...
  • Franken May Seek Senate's Help to Win Race

    12/01/2008 2:09:15 PM PST · by lewisglad · 72 replies · 3,323+ views
    The Hill ^ | Posted: 12/01/08 04:01 PM [ET] | By Michael O'Brien
    Al Franken’s (D) campaign may ask the Democratic-led Senate to intervene on his behalf to allow some disqualified absentee ballots to be counted in his quest to unseat Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.). Franken attorney Marc Elias made the case to reporters Monday that as many as 1,000 absentee ballots were improperly disqualified and that the Senate or the courts may need to step in to resolve the issue. “No recount can be considered accurate or complete until all the ballots cast by lawful voters are counted,” Elias said of the recount that became necessary when only about 200 votes separated...
  • VANITY - Analysis of Minnesota Recount

    11/29/2008 10:21:55 AM PST · by ex-Libertarian · 13 replies · 1,237+ views
    11/29/2008 | vanity
    The recount is around 88% complete with Coleman ahead in the official tally by 282 votes. At the same time, there are 5,623 ballots which have been challenged by one or the other campaign, and these ballots are removed - temporarily - from the official tally. Therefore the 282 vote lead is not very meaningful; what matters is the dispensation of the challenged ballots. For example, if these challenged ballots break 52.6% to 47.4% in favor of Franken, he wins. Note also that the vast majority of challenged ballots will go against the candidate making the challenge. That's because most...
  • Minnesota Senate Recount, Update IX

    11/28/2008 6:26:06 PM PST · by newbie2008 · 80 replies · 2,866+ views
    ST. PAUL - Hours after the Franken campaign failed to convince the Minnesota State Canvassing Board to intervene on its behalf, Senate President Harry Reid (D-Nev) supported Franken's attorney's statement that they are prepared to take the Minnesota election to the U.S. Senate for a decision. According to comments published by Talking Points Memo, Franken's lead recount attorney, Marc Elias, said: "There are a number of ways this can happen, whether it is at the county level, before the state canvassing board, before the courts of Minnesota, or before the United States Senate, we do not know," said Elias --...
  • Minnesota Senate Recount, Update IX

    11/26/2008 3:13:41 PM PST · by chessplayer · 42 replies · 1,960+ views
    The Coleman campaign has just issued the following press release that confirms the nightmare scenarios sketched out by John Fund in his Wall Street Journal column today: ST. PAUL - Hours after the Franken campaign failed to convince the Minnesota State Canvassing Board to intervene on its behalf, Senate President Harry Reid (D-Nev) supported Franken's attorney's statement that they are prepared to take the Minnesota election to the U.S. Senate for a decision. Later Wednesday afternoon, Reid opened the door for Senate intervention into the Minnesota election processing, saying: "Today's decision by the Minnesota Canvassing Board not to count certain...
  • The Battle for Minnesota Is Just Getting Started

    11/25/2008 8:57:11 PM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 19 replies · 1,208+ views
    WSJ ^ | Nov 26, 2008 | John Fund
    If the absentee names are made public, a mad scramble will ensue to contact those voters and get them to demand their ballots be counted. That's just what happened in the 2004 governor's race in Washington State after King County Judge Dean Lum allowed local Democrats access to the list of provisional voters that hadn't been counted because either there was no signature or no match between the signature and the voter registration on file with officials. Judge Lum's ruling was criticized by many election lawyers because, in the 2002 Help America Vote Act, Congress stipulated that provisional ballot votes...
  • Holy Ballot Box! Did BART to San Jose Just Pass? (17,000 provisional ballots still left to count)

    11/17/2008 12:52:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 842+ views
    NBC 11 ^ | Mon, Nov 17, 2008
    New numbers are expected Monday for the razor thin race to extend BART to San Jose. An unexpected surge in "yes" votes Friday pushed Measure B within .06 percent of passing. It requires a 66. 67 percent "yes" vote to pass. The "yes" vote is at 66. 61 percent. Election workers have 17,000 provisional ballots left to count. The measure would fund part of the BART extension with a one-eighth of cent sales tax increase in Santa Clara County. BART officials on Monday will showcase new parking payment machines that are supposed to make parking easier at a news conference...
  • Coleman camp calls Franken's D.C. visit 'presumptuous'

    11/17/2008 12:11:46 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 33 replies · 1,307+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 11/17/08 | Bill McAuliffe
    Although he doesn't have a seat, Al Franken will have the floor Tuesday when he meets with Democratic leaders in the U.S. Senate. Franken, who is locked in a mandatory recount of the Nov. 4 balloting with Republican incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman, will update Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and others on the recount process, said his spokeswoman, Colleen Murray. The Senate leaders and the candidate also will talk about upcoming legislation, she said. "If he should win this election, it would be irresponsible for him not to get ready to take office," she said. "Minnesota deserves a senator...
  • Franken Asks State to Count Disqualified Ballots

    11/17/2008 12:03:28 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 1,872+ views
    Franken Asks State to Count Disqualified Ballots @ 2:44 pm by Hill Staff Democrat Al Franken’s (Minn.) campaign filed a campaign with Minnesota’s Board of Canvassers Monday asking the organization in charge of certifying election results to include some originally disqualified provisional and absentee ballots in the vote totals. “There are, of course, legitimate reasons to reject absentee ballots,” said Franken spokesman Andy Barr in a conference call with reporters. “But it is clear that there are some absentee ballots that have been rejected in error. Those votes should be counted.” The Franken campaign said they expected their campaign and...
  • Alaska Senate: Begich Widens Lead Slightly

    11/15/2008 2:37:53 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies · 1,040+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | November 15, 2008 | Chris Cizilla
    Democrat Mark Begich now leads Sen. Ted Stevens (R) by just over 1,000 votes with more than 90 percent of the total ballots counted in the high-profile Alaska Senate race. The Alaska Division of Elections counted another 14,500 votes on Friday and Begich's lead increased from 841 before the day started to 1,022 when the counting ended.
  • Minnesota's U.S. Senate recount under scrutiny

    11/14/2008 3:53:45 PM PST · by Kenny · 22 replies · 1,337+ views
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | November 13 2008 | Janna Goerdt
    As the official recount for Minnesota’s U.S. Senate seat slowly approaches, political wonks from across the country are wondering why so many of the miscounted or misreported ballots that have narrowed Norm Coleman’s lead over Al Franken were from Northeastern Minnesota. The Coleman campaign has questioned an additional 100 votes awarded to Franken from a Mountain Iron precinct, and bloggers have been blustering about a 246-vote swing to Franken that came out of Two Harbors.Lake County Auditor Steve McMahon took a little flak from a FOX News reporter over that Wednesday, the same day the Wall Street Journal ran an...

    11/14/2008 10:39:30 AM PST · by JohnRLott · 41 replies · 2,623+ views
    New York Post ^ | Thursday, November 13, 2008 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    IF Al Franken wins his Minnesota race, Democrats will get at least 58 US senators, giving them an effectively filibuster-proof majority. When Franken woke up on the day after the election, his GOP opponent, Sen. Norm Coleman, led by what seemed a relatively comfortable 725 votes. By that night, Coleman's lead had shrunk to 477. By Thursday, it was 336. Friday, 239. By late Sunday, the difference had gone to just 221. When counties finally certified the results on Monday, Coleman's lead had been cut to 206. A pickup of 519 votes over 5 days - pretty impressive when you...
  • Latest tally: Begich leads Stevens by 3 votes

    11/12/2008 5:14:18 PM PST · by mathwhizz · 40 replies · 1,588+ views
    The elections division still has over 10,000 ballots left to count today and thousands more through next week, but the latest numbers show Mark Begich leading Sen. Ted Stevens 125,019 to 125,016. The new numbers, reflecting nearly 43,000 absentee ballots counted today, are from all over the state. Election night, Ted Stevens led the Democratic Begich by about 3,000 votes. The state today is counting a total of about 60,000 absentee and questioned ballots. The Division of Elections said it expects to count roughly 35,000 additional absentee and questioned ballots over the next week.
  • Alaska Senate race tightens

    11/12/2008 5:02:26 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies · 617+ views
    Alaska Senate race tightens ^ | November 12, 2008 | Joel Connelly
    Hold onto your seatbelts: The U.S. Senate race in Alaska may be headed for a photo finish between incumbent GOP Sen. (and convicted felon) Ted Stevens and his Democratic challenger, Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich. After a count of 28,000 absentee ballots, from all over the 49th state, Stevens' lead of 3,500 votes had been reduced to 971 votes. State officials expect to count 60,000 absentee votes. They will count an additional 35,000 provisional ballots and challenged ballots next week.
  • Mischief in Minnesota? Al Franken's recount isn't funny.(Coleman Senate Race)

    11/11/2008 9:28:01 PM PST · by Fred · 43 replies · 2,070+ views
    WSJ ^ | 111208 | op ed
    You'd think Democrats would be content with last week's electoral rout. But judging from the odd doings in Minnesota, some in their party wouldn't mind adding to their jackpot by stealing a Senate seat for left-wing joker Al Franken. When Minnesotans woke up last Wednesday, Republican Senator Norm Coleman led Mr. Franken by 725 votes. By that evening, he was ahead by only 477. As of yesterday, Mr. Coleman's margin stood at 206. This lopsided bleeding of Republican votes is passing strange considering that the official recount hasn't even begun. The vanishing Coleman vote came during a week in which...
  • Could recount referee’s résumé color the result? [MN-Frankenslime]

    11/11/2008 7:27:14 PM PST · by Gondring · 45 replies · 849+ views
    [Minneapolis] Star Tribune ^ | November 11, 2008 - 8:38 PM | KATHERINE KERSTEN, Star Tribune
    Let's assume the 32 disputed ballots in Minneapolis were legitimate. Let's assume the newly discovered 100 votes in Pine County -- all for Al Franken -- were just overlooked by a sleepy official, and the 100 votes found in Mountain Iron -- again, all for Franken -- were valid. Let's suppose the trickle of votes moving inexorably in Franken's direction is just a function of a normal process, as Secretary of State Mark Ritchie's office assures us. One fact remains troubling. The referee in Minnesota's hotly contested Senate race must act in a nonpartisan fashion, yet Ritchie came to office...
  • Milwaukee Puts Vote Fraud Cop Out of Business

    11/11/2008 12:10:02 PM PST · by PBRCat · 13 replies · 424+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 4, 2008 | John Fund
    Mr. Sandvick's unit released a 67-page report on what it called an "illegal organized attempt to influence the outcome of (the 2004) election in the state of Wisconsin" -- a swing state whose last two presidential races were decided by less than 12,000 votes. The report found that between 4,600 and 5,300 more votes were counted in Milwaukee than the number of voters recorded as having cast ballots. Absentee ballots were cast by people living elsewhere; ineligible felons not only voted but worked at the polls; transient college students cast improper votes; and homeless voters possibly voted more than once....
  • "Typo correction" brings Franken closer to Coleman

    11/06/2008 7:33:16 PM PST · by freedomwarrior998 · 45 replies · 4,500+ views
    KARE11 ^ | 11-06-2008 | AP
    The vote gap between Senate candidates Norm Coleman and Al Franken fluctuated throughout the day Thursday, with Franken closing to within 236 votes by Thursday evening.
  • Voters' word may not be last in Minn. Senate race

    11/06/2008 1:37:23 PM PST · by SmithL · 29 replies · 3,069+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/6/8 | BRIAN BAKST, Associated Press Writer
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- One Senate candidate says the voters have spoken. The other says the electorate still needs to be heard. In the end, experts say, it could be the courts or even the Senate that speaks the loudest on Minnesota's unsettled Senate race. While the race is headed for an automatic recount, Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and Democratic challenger Al Franken have other options to alter the outcome. The recount is due to start once results are made official Nov. 18, and it could take weeks. Coleman clung to a 342-vote lead, out of nearly 2.9 million...
  • Judge Denies NAACP lawsuit

    11/03/2008 1:08:33 PM PST · by iceskater · 12 replies · 485+ views
    WRVA | 11.3.08 | WRVA Radio
    Judge has denied NAACP lawsuit asking that Virginia polls be kept open later than 7pm. GOP is also suing Virginia regarding military absentee ballots. Suit claims that ballots mailed out too late for military voters to return ballots by deadline.
  • Local ACORN cleans up act after '06 scandal

    10/29/2008 1:08:14 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 7 replies · 387+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | October 29, 2008 | Sara JeanGreen
    After King County Elections officials uncovered what would later be described as the most egregious instance of voter-registration fraud in state history, John Jones was summoned to the office of then-King County Prosecutor Norm Maleng. It was early last year and Maleng's office was preparing to file charges against six canvassers who had filled out nearly 1,800 voter-registration cards the previous fall with names they made up using phone directories and books of baby names. Jones' organization, the state chapter of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now — commonly known as ACORN — had paid the workers $8...
  • Obama: We don’t need ACORN’s help (lol?)

    10/14/2008 7:21:23 PM PDT · by DrHannibalLecter · 47 replies · 1,130+ views ^ | Kenneth P. Vogel
    OREGON, Ohio — Barack Obama for the first time on Tuesday addressed the ACORN controversy that Republicans are seeking to attach to his campaign......“We’ve got the best voter registration and turnout and volunteer operation in politics right now, and we don’t need ACORN’s help,” he told reporters at the secluded leafy resort outside Toledo where he is preparing for Wednesday’s debate.
  • Obama to amend report on $800,000 in spending(Paid ACORN to get-out-the-vote)

    10/14/2008 2:57:56 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 24 replies · 969+ views
    PittsburghLive ^ | 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. FEC spokeswoman Mary Brandenberger said it is not unusual for campaigns to amend reports, even regarding large...