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  • Mitt Romney: GOP Senate Will Put Immigration Reform On President's Desk

    11/02/2014 7:54:58 AM PST · by Mariner · 104 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Nov 2nd, 2014 | Arthur Delaney
    WASHINGTON -- Former Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said Sunday that if Republicans win the U.S. Senate after Tuesday's election, they will send immigration reform legislation to the president's desk. "You'll see a provision first of all to secure the border, second of all to deal with those who have come here illegally and third [to] make sure our immigration policies are open and transparent," Romney said on "Fox News Sunday." "That's going to happen," Romney continued. "You're going to see a bill actually reach the desk of the president if we finally have someone besides Harry Reid sitting in...
  • RNC Attacks Liberal ‘Haircut Strategy’ as ‘Voter Suppression’

    10/14/2014 7:41:24 AM PDT · by shuck and yall · 51 replies
    national review online ^ | By Joel Gehrke October 14, 2014 9:49 AM | Joel Gehrke
    Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer’s super PAC, Next Gen Climate, wants to implement a “haircut strategy” against Republican campaigns in order to depress conservative turnout. “Our Republican Haircut Strategy — a precision focus on a specific harm in target Republican markets — we will seek to degrade Republican performance,” a memo from Steyer’s super PAC explains in a memo obtained by Politico that the RNC flagged as a “voter suppression” tactic. “The election results in many states may be as narrow as a few thousand votes, so we sought to determine whether we could have an impact at the margins of...
  • Military Voters in Wisconsin Told to Submit Ballots a Week After Deadline

    09/25/2012 3:46:56 PM PDT · by madameguinot · 23 replies
    MacIver News Service ^ | 9/25/12 | Breitbart
    "The Federal Voting Assistance Program website published an incorrect deadline for the return of returning military ballots in Wisconsin." "The FVAB website incorrectly stated ballots must be returned by November 16. The actual deadline is 4 p.m. November 9. Any military ballots received in that intervening week would not have been counted by local and state election officials. MacIver News Service contacted the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board about the error on Tuesday and requested comment. "All Wisconsin absentee ballots are due by 4 p.m. the Friday after the election. The FVAP site was incorrect.." See rest of article at source.
  • Many in U.S. military don't get time to vote: study (states don't send out absentee ballots in time)

    01/06/2009 11:12:20 AM PST · by FocusNexus · 28 replies · 903+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan. 6, 2008 | Andy Sullivan
    Many U.S. troops serving overseas are effectively excluded from voting because they are not given enough time to cast absentee ballots, according to a report released on Tuesday. Sixteen U.S. states and the District of Columbia do not send out their absentee ballots early enough to allow those serving in conflicts like Iraq and Afghanistan to fill them out and return them before their voting deadline, the Pew Center on the States found. Another six states force soldiers, sailors and marines to return their ballots by fax or e-mail to meet the deadline, risking the privacy and security of their...
  • Calls intended to squelch voting in states not called?

    11/04/2008 5:32:24 PM PST · by boughtwithaprice · 7 replies · 884+ views
    Suppression robo? A reader in Northern California's El Dorado County reports getting what may be a voter supression robocall on his answering machine at about 7:40 Eastern: “This is a breaking news alert. Early returns show Barack Obama will win Florida, Ohio and Virginia, closing John McCain’s only path to the White House. The Obama landslide a virtual certainty. Early returns also show Democrats will have large majorities in both houses of Congress regardless of final results from Western states like Colorado and California. This is a breaking news alert.” Identification of caller was blocked. Please shoot me an e-mail...
  • Federal Judge orders Virginia to "Preserve" Military Ballots that are late.

    11/04/2008 2:31:43 PM PST · by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 · 9 replies · 1,111+ views
    This is a headline on, no story yet.
  • Networks May Call Race Before Voting is Complete (See-BS Says Yes to GOP Vote Supression?)

    11/04/2008 10:52:14 AM PST · by lewisglad · 18 replies · 1,684+ views
    NY Times ^ | 11/4/8 | Jacques Steniberg
    At least one broadcast network and one Web site said Monday that they could foresee signaling to viewers early Tuesday evening which candidate appeared to have won the presidency, despite the unreliability of some early exit polls in the last presidential election. A senior vice president of CBS News, Paul Friedman, said the prospects for Barack Obama or John McCain meeting the minimum threshold of electoral votes could be clear as soon as 8 p.m. — before polls in even New York and Rhode Island close, let alone those in Texas and California. At such a moment, determined from a...
  • Soggy ballots challenging scanning machines in Chesapeake, VA

    11/04/2008 9:17:03 AM PST · by ricks_place · 6 replies · 901+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/4/08 | Sarah Hagen
    Virginia voters faced rainy weather early Tuesday morning while waiting to vote.(CNN) - Some voting machines are not working properly in Chesapeake, Virginia because of wet weather, according to voters and the State Board of Elections. Spokesman Ryan Enright confirmed the rain is throwing a wrench in the works in a few places that use optical-scan paper ballots. He said ballots were getting soaked as water drips off wet voters walking into polling stations. That makes the scanner unable to read a ballot. The Virginia State Board of Elections is encouraging all voters to dry off before filing out ballots...
  • On Fox News - Black Panthers Blocking Polling Place - Philly

    11/04/2008 9:11:24 AM PST · by khnyny · 68 replies · 14,531+ views
    Fox News | November 4, 2008
    On Fox News now: Republicans: 2 Black Panthers with night sticks blocked polling place in Philly. Police were called....
  • BREAKING: Black Panthers Blocking Door At Polling Place In PA [FOX Video Post 57]

    11/04/2008 9:08:58 AM PST · by markedmannerf · 266 replies · 32,850+ views
    11/04/08 | Fox News
  • wow...young AA voting for McCain/Palin gets dissed at polling place

    11/04/2008 8:30:32 AM PST · by dascallie · 56 replies · 7,079+ views
    Today, 12:15 PM rob3gdd Silver Member = >250 Posts Join Date: May 2008 Posts: 363 Poster Rank: #278 i voted at 7.30 this morning. of course the line was mostly black people but i am black so it doesnt matter. i am 18 and its my first time. when i tried to vote, i didnt know how so i asked a lady, wich all the pollworkers was black in my hood, but i asked her how to use it and she tried to demonstraight it for me. she assumed i would vote for Obama/biden and almost bubled it in until...
  • Beware of voter suppression!

    11/03/2008 3:36:25 PM PST · by dq4 · 6 replies · 944+ views
    New York - In an effort to sabotage the McCain Palin victory at the polls, Democrats and their friends in the Media have taken to drastic measures to prevent history from being made in the election of the first female vice president in US history. Democrats, no strangers to dirty tricks, have for months been setting the stage for this final push to suppress the vote and steal the election from the American people. They seek to demoralize and dash the hopes of hard working Americans who just want to exercise their constitutional right to vote. One elderly voter was...
  • Boy shocked after man powers up campaign sign

    10/30/2008 1:15:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 48 replies · 2,178+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/30/8
    Chapel Hill, N.C. (AP) -- Shawn Turschak of Chapel Hill was tired of someone stealing McCain-Palin campaign signs from his yard. Turschak, with a degree in electrical engineering, hooked up a third sign to a power source for an electric pet fence Monday and also put up a surveillance camera. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that a 9-year-old boy with an Obama-Biden sign grabbed the McCain-Palin sign and got a jolt on Tuesday. ...Sheriff Lindy Pendergrass said he doesn't plan to file charges.
  • Ballots from U.S. troops risk being discarded

    10/28/2008 12:52:28 PM PDT · by pabianice · 22 replies · 667+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/28/08 | Costello
    States' rules for absentee ballots vary; rules can change during election season 30 percent of overseas military ballots returned, counted in 2004, official estimates Mail from war zones sometimes does not get to county registrars in time Military ballots were a focus in the 2000 recount in Florida WASHINGTON (CNN) -- As absentee ballots pour in from U.S. troops overseas, officials are voicing concerns that many of those votes won't be counted. An absentee ballot from Arlington County in Virginia shows the names of the general election candidates. "It's dismal," said Rosemary Rodriguez, who works for the U.S. Elections Assistance...
  • Election Day Exit Polls: Already Slanted for Dems

    10/21/2008 8:20:09 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 6 replies · 623+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | October 21, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    The best way to avoid shock and demoralization from a repeat of the 2004 exit poll nightmare is to expect it again this year and ignore it. Remember that pleasant afternoon on Election Day 2004 when the exit polls were leaked showing a Kerry blowout in the making? Politico. More recently, in 2004, exit poll data that began circulating early in the afternoon led to short-lived Democratic elation and deep Republican anxiety. By evening, some of President George W. Bush’s key strategists were frantic, emailing reporters at polling organizations to better understand the gap between what they were finding on...
  • Deputy pulls driver over, finds bevy of (GOP) election signs theft

    10/06/2008 9:17:59 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 67 replies · 2,678+ views
    Finger Lakes Times ^ | Monday, October 6, 2008 11:06 AM CDT | By CRAIG FOX /
    MANCHESTER NY— Ontario County sheriff’s deputies said a passing motorist saw someone stealing a McCain for President sign from a yard on North Main Street in the village Sunday night, so the motorist called 911. Deputy Joe Murphy stopped a car — around 8:20 p.m. on Route 96 in Victor — that matched the description given by the caller. He reported finding numerous other signs for McCain and Republican congressional candidate John “Randy” Kuhl — along with some Cub Scout signs — inside in the car driven by Roger B. Wood, 35, of 101 Harper St., Apt. 2, Rochester. Wood...
  • FL: Obama image painted on Republican Club building

    09/30/2008 11:17:31 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 15 replies · 1,435+ views
    Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | September 30, 2008 | Mark I. Johnson
    Obama image painted on Republican Club building NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama made an appearance here over the weekend at the campaign headquarters of the Republican Club of Southeast Volusia, or at least his image did. A likeness of the Illinois senator, in purple spray paint, was stenciled on the front window and outside columns of the Third Avenue headquarters overnight Friday. Club officials reported the vandalism Saturday morning and told police they would be willing to prosecute the responsible party. "I think it is some un-American, uninformed and misguided individual," headquarters committee chairman Bob McKeen...
  • Vandalism at McCain/Palin Headquarters

    10/03/2008 5:40:08 AM PDT · by tomymind · 41 replies · 2,412+ views
    Last night after the debate the McCain/Palin headquarters was vandalised. Someone threw a rock at the front window of the Worcester office on 149 Highland Street. The window was severely cracked and the police are being called upon to investigate. This action is very disappointing and I would hope the Democratic Party would condemn it.
  • GOP wins one: Ohio ordered to accept McCain absentee ballot applications

    10/02/2008 3:46:31 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 23 replies · 1,178+ views ^ | 10-02-08 | Reginald Fields
    GOP wins one: Ohio ordered to accept McCain absentee ballot applications Posted by Reginald Fields October 02, 2008 15:13PM Categories: Real Time News The Ohio Supreme Court today ordered Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner to accept absentee ballot applications that do not contain a checked box indicating the person is a qualified elector. The applications were mailed to registered Ohio voters by the presidential campaign of Republican Sen. John McCain. But thousands have been returned without a checkmark in a box stating the requester is qualified to vote in Ohio. Brunner, a Democrat, issued a directive last month telling county...
  • Some missing voter registration forms found(Fransiscan University-many more reported missing)

    09/29/2008 2:37:47 PM PDT · by MadelineZapeezda · 19 replies · 1,320+ views
    The Herald Star ^ | September 29,2008 | Dave Gossett
    STEUBENVILLE -EMPTY ENVELOPE — Brian D’Amico, vice president of the College Republicans at Franciscan University of Steubenville, holds the torn and empty envelope that was received Friday at the Jefferson County Board of Elections. D’Amico said he had mailed the envelope containing 115-130 voter registration forms a week ago but it was stamped at the Youngstown postal center as “received unsealed.” Some voter registration forms originally thought to be missing were delivered today to the Jefferson County Board of Elections. Diane Gribble, director of the board of elections, said 56 voter registration cards were delivered today from the Pittsburgh post...