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  • URGENT: Leak Shows NAACP Is Planning Mass Fraud on Election Day [DETAILS]

    10/22/2014 6:57:49 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 33 replies
    The government watchdog group Judicial Watch is announcing that they have come across evidence of plans for massive voter fraud set to take place in the lead up to the 2014 midterm elections. Judicial Watch has been involved in the fight against voter fraud across the country, specifically in North Carolina, which is where this voter fraud is planned to occur. A lawyer for the state of North Carolina sent a letter to Judicial Watch, informing them of remarks made by a speaker at a recent NAACP conference in the state. The speaker was encouraging audience members to deliberately mislead...
  • Dem GOTV Group Caught on Camera Endorsing Voter Fraud

    10/22/2014 1:11:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 22, 2014 | Lachlan Markay
    Mark Udall Advocates Condone Voter Fraud:"That’s Not Even Like Lying or Stealing"A top official at a Democratic get-out-the-vote outfit working to reelect Sen. Mark Udall (D., Colo) appears to endorse voter fraud in a hidden camera video released on Wednesday. The video, released by conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe, shows Meredith Hicks, director of the political canvassing group Work for Progress, endorse the casting of fraudulent mail-in ballots for ineligible voters. “If they are not eligible to vote, and all these people are throwing out ballots, lets use those ballots to vote. So we can get as many votes as possible,”...
  • 850 voters in NYC are officially 164 years old

    10/22/2014 3:14:50 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 22, 2014
    A single Bronx voter listed in official records as being 164 years old led Board of Elections officials to review their files — where they turned up another 849 New Yorkers who were supposedly alive when Abe Lincoln was president.
  • Michelle Malkin and Dave Bossie talk about their new film on the Kelly File

    10/22/2014 4:46:51 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 8 replies
    The RIght Scoop ^ | Oct 21, 2014 | The Right Scoop
    Michelle Malkin and Dave Bossie went on Megyn Kelly tonight to discuss their new film Rocky Mountain Heist, about how a small group of wealthy liberals have overtaken Colorado. Kelly played the trailer first and since it’s not in the interview below, I’ll post it below:
  • Review "Crimes Against the Republic": Democrats Voter Fraud Transforming America

    10/22/2014 2:32:49 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | HANS VON SPAKOVSKY
    Original Title:A Review of Crimes Against the Republic: How the Democratic Party’s Voter Fraud is Fundamentally Transforming America A Review of Crimes Against the Republic: How the Democratic Party’s Voter Fraud is Fundamentally Transforming America J. Christian Adams' new ebook details how the American Left and the Holder Justice Department have undermined efforts to improve the integrity of the election process and deter voter fraud. Crimes Against the Republic is available free for a limited time only, exclusively through the PJ Store. This ebook is downloadable in .mobi or .epub format, for all ereading apps and devices. With the publication...
  • Shocker: Voting machines changing votes from GOP to Dem...

    10/22/2014 11:41:28 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 26 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-22-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Every election cycle I see this story and it's always...ALWAYS...accidental votes for Democrats.From Fox News Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats.Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library.“I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote...
  • ‘Calibration error’ changes GOP votes to Dem in Illinois county

    10/22/2014 10:42:11 AM PDT · by JeepRubicon · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 22, 2014
    CHICAGO — Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats. Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library. “I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”
  • ‘Calibration error’ changes GOP votes to Dem in Illinois county

    10/22/2014 9:33:13 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 59 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | October 22, 2014 | Fox News, via WatchDog.org
    Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats. Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library. “I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”
  • James O’Keefe Strikes Again: Guerilla filmmaker exposes Voter Fraud, Easy and Condoned in Colorado.

    10/22/2014 7:51:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/22/2014 | John Fund
    Many liberals are adamant there is no threat of voter fraud that justifies efforts to improve the integrity of elections. “There is no real concrete evidence of voter fraud,” tweeted Donna Brazile, former acting chair of the Democratic National Committee, this week. “It’s a big ass lie.” James O’Keefe, the guerilla filmmaker who brought down the ACORN voter-registration fraudsters in 2010 and forced the resignation of NPR executives, politely disagrees. Today, he is releasing some new undercover footage that raises disturbing questions about ballot integrity in Colorado, the site of fiercely contested races for the U.S. Senate, the U.S....
  • ‘Calibration error’ changes GOP votes to Dem in Illinois county

    10/22/2014 6:55:23 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 36 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 10/22/2014
    Dem in Illinois county Published October 22, 2014 watchdog.org Facebook0 Twitter0 Email Print CHICAGO — Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats
  • What could go wrong? Volunteers go door-to-door ‘ballot harvesting’ in Colorado

    10/22/2014 5:16:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 22, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — It’s harvest time in Colorado, and not just for pumpkins. Concerns are running high over door-to-door campaign workers asking voters for their mail-in ballots in what is known as “ballot harvesting.” Now that all-mail voting is the law of the land in Colorado, the challenge for campaigns is to persuade voters to drop off or mail in their ballots — or hand them to the foot soldiers who turn up on their doorsteps offering to do it for them..... [snip] .....“I guarantee you right now if you went to an apartment complex anywhere in Colorado, you would find...
  • Obama vs. Voter ID [It's evolved since June 2014]

    10/22/2014 1:34:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 9, 2014 | Jason L. Riley
    June 9, 2014: For years, President Obama and black civil rights leaders have been telling the nation that voter ID laws are being pushed by racist Republicans who want to disenfranchise blacks. "The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act was passed in to law nearly five decades ago," Mr. Obama told a conference hosted by Al Sharpton earlier this year. Dismissing the notion that voter ID laws could have anything to do with ballot integrity, the president said that "the real voter fraud is people trying to...
  • Obama: Apathy, not Voter ID, keeps minorities from polls

    10/22/2014 12:48:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 21, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Controversial voter identification laws are not the primary reason minority voters are failing to cast their ballots, President Obama said in a radio interview airing Tuesday. "Most of these laws are not preventing the overwhelming majority of folks who don't vote from voting," Obama said during an interview with Rev. Al Sharpton. "Most people do have an ID. Most people do have a driver's license. Most people can get to the polls. It may not be as convenient, it may be a little more difficult." The Justice Department has challenged new voter identification laws in Texas and North Carolina. Those...
  • Chicagoland voting machine casts candidate’s vote for his Dem opponent

    10/21/2014 6:03:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Admitting his confidence in Cook County ballot integrity is shaken, State Representative Candidate Jim Moynihan (R-56), was shocked today when he tried to cast a vote for himself and the voting machine cast it for his opponent instead. “While early voting at the Schaumburg Public Library today, I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” said Moynihan. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a...
  • GOP candidate in Cook County, IL discovers voting machine casts his vote for the Democrat

    10/21/2014 7:00:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The Democrat mantra that voting fraud is rare takes another blow today with the stunning story of a GOP candidate unable to vote for himself in Cook County Illinois. The Illinois Political Review reports: Admitting his confidence in Cook County ballot integrity is shaken, State Representative Candidate Jim Moynihan (R-56), was shocked today when he tried to cast a vote for himself and the voting machine cast it for his opponent instead. “While early voting at the Schaumburg Public Library today, I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” said...
  • Vote all you want. The secret government won’t change.

    10/21/2014 6:23:16 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 47 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Oct 19, 2014 | Jordan Michael Smith
    ... Though it’s a bedrock American principle that citizens can steer their own government by electing new officials, Glennon suggests that in practice, much of our government no longer works that way. In a new book, “National Security and Double Government,” he catalogs the ways that the defense and national security apparatus is effectively self-governing, with virtually no accountability, transparency, or checks and balances of any kind. He uses the term “double government”: There’s the one we elect, and then there’s the one behind it, steering huge swaths of policy almost unchecked. Elected officials end up serving as mere cover...
  • Van Hollen abandons any hope of voter ID for now-(Wisconsin Attorney General)

    10/20/2014 9:04:11 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 17 replies
    Fox 11 Online ^ | 10/20/14 | AP
    MADISON (AP) – Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is giving up on finding a way to get a voter photo identification law in place for the Nov. 4 election.
  • CAUGHT ON TAPE: Dem Operative Stuffs Ballot Box in Arizona (Video)

    10/20/2014 8:05:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/20/14 | Jim Hoft
    They don’t even try to hid their lawlessness anymore. A vulgar, violent Democratic operative was caught on tape stuffing a ballot box.The man dropped a large box of hundreds of early ballots on the table and started stuffing the ballot box.
  • Surveillance Video Apparently Catches Guy Doing Something at the Ballot Box

    10/20/2014 8:30:28 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 54 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10-20-14 | Jon Street
    An Arizona county party official said he saw a man stuffing “hundreds” of ballots into the ballot box and later told a local news outlet the entire incident was caught on surveillance video. “A person wearing a Citizens for a Better Arizona T-shirt dropped a large box of hundreds of early ballots on the table and started stuffing the ballot box as I watched in amazement,” said A.J. LaFaro, chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party.Surveillance video allegedly captures man stuffing “hundreds” of ballots into a ballot box in Maricopa County, Arizona, Aug. 25, 2014. (Image source: YouTube) The Maricopa...
  • Early voting problems arise in Cook County suburbs

    10/20/2014 4:58:28 PM PDT · by knak · 48 replies
    daily herald ^ | 10/20/14 | eric peterson
    Problems were reported in the Northwest suburbs of Cook County on the first day of early voting Monday -- including one case of a Republican candidate being unable to vote for himself or other members of his party on a touch screen. The other issue, which occurred at Arlington Heights village hall and a few other locations, involved the wrong signatures popping up for voters who came in to cast ballots. Both issues were addressed as soon as election judges were made aware of them, and they did not interfere with voters being able to cast ballots in the way...
  • Why Do Democrats Oppose Voter ID?

    10/20/2014 11:08:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 19, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Lots of folks think Democrats oppose voter ID laws because they want to cheat and such laws interfere with their plans. That’s an attractive explanation, but it ignores the far more complex architecture of voter ID opposition. Here’s the real reasons Democrats oppose voter ID. Understanding these three reasons will help you decode the whole narrative behind voter ID. 1. Opposition to Voter ID Is a Base-Mobilization Tool. Simply, Democrats and civil rights groups spend millions of dollars opposing voter ID because they are trying to scare minority voters into thinking that Jim Crow is back. If Jim Crow is...
  • Democrats Support Voter Fraud When Opposing Picture ID’s

    The Supreme Court recently upheld a Texas voter ID law. This outrageous piece of legislation would require voters to present a photo ID prior to voting. This is the same sort of requirement that is in place in nearly every country in the world. India requires a photo ID in order to vote, almost every country in Europe has such a requirement. Yet here in the United States requiring a photo ID to vote is met with howls of racism from the Democrats. Interestingly here in Michigan to vote in the Democrats Presidential primary in 2012 voters had to present...
  • Donna Brazile: ‘Voter fraud is a big ass lie'; James O’Keefe: You’re ‘going to regret saying this’

    10/19/2014 8:02:55 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    Is James O’Keefe’s next undercover video about to expose Democratic voter fraud? Could be. O’Keefe just tweeted this tease of his next project, writing that hacks like Donna Brazille and others who claim voter fraud isn’t happening will come to “regret” their words. Get the popcorn
  • Too Much Burden To Show ID To Vote? What About Jury Duty?

    10/18/2014 4:47:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Shannon Goessling
    How much is too much of a burden when it comes to being an American? As Americans, we’re required to engage with our government at all levels, in all sorts of ways. Many of those ways create burdens, but are part of the deal when we live under the rule of law and decide who represents us in government. Our relationship with our government is a two-way street. Consider some of the pillars of civic duty – voting, jury duty, registering for Selective Service, participating in the Census, challenging a property tax assessment. All of these carry burdens on us...
  • Supreme Court Allows Texas to Use Strict Voter ID Law in Coming Election

    10/18/2014 4:34:03 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/18/14 | ADAM LIPTAK
    The Supreme Court on Saturday allowed Texas to use its strict voter identification law in the November election. The court’s order, issued just after 5 a.m., was unsigned and contained no reasoning.
  • Supreme Court Weighs In On Controversial Voter ID Law [Wise Latina & Two More Leftists Dissent]

    10/18/2014 10:24:45 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 45 replies
    CBSNews ^ | October 18, 2014
    October 18, 2014 Supreme Court Weighs In On Controversial Voter ID Law WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election. A majority of the justices rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit the state from requiring voters to produce certain forms of photo identification in order to cast ballots. Three justices dissented. Voter ID laws in the spotlight as midterm elections near The law was struck down by a federal judge last week, but a federal appeals court had put...
  • One Last Hurrah for Texas Voter ID

    10/18/2014 11:55:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 18, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Overnight the Supreme Court refused to reverse the stay imposed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and thus allowed voter ID to be required in the mid-term election in Texas. This is procedural delay based on the idea that election rules shouldn’t change at the last second. So voter ID gets one last hurrah in Texas. But election integrity advocates shouldn’t celebrate too much. Texas Voter ID is doomed. After this next election, it is prohibited from being used. Nor should much faith be placed in any appeal. The plaintiffs won on two separate theories under the Voting Rights...
  • Biggest Labor Union Throws Support Behind "Independent" Greg Orman ( Kansas )

    10/18/2014 6:44:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Townhall. ^ | Oct 17, 2014 | Kevin Glass
    This week the AFL-CIO threw its considerable weight behind Democrat-turned-independent Greg Orman in his bid for U.S. Senate in Kansas. This came on the heels of a debate that was all about defining who Greg Orman really is: ... The AFL-CIO won't run TV ads for Orman, spokesman Jeff Hauser said, but his campaign will now be incorporated into the union's extensive ground game there. The AFL-CIO had previously endorsed Kansas's Democratic Party's gubernatorial nominee, Paul Davis, who is locked into one of the country's most competitive gubernatorial contests with incumbent Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. During Wednesday's debate, incumbent Sen....
  • Supreme Court Upholds Texas Voter ID Law

    10/18/2014 4:44:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | October 18, 2014 | By SAM HANANEL
    The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election. The Supreme Court's order was unsigned, as it typically is in these situations. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan dissented, saying they would have left the district court decision in place. "The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the right to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters," Ginsburg wrote in dissent.
  • Grimes radio ad claims McConnell is working to take away voting rights [race card]

    10/17/2014 12:49:43 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 30 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/17/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    The campaign of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is reaching out to different demographics, including the urban areas of the state with a radio ad claiming McConnell is not only implementing policies hurtful to the communities but also trying to take away their right to vote. Politico was first to report on the ad, which they say is running in Louisville and likely other areas of the state. In the ad, which can be heard below, a man tells listeners that Grimes is a “champion” for civil rights while also bashing McConnell for many things Grimes has hit...
  • Opponents ask U.S. Supreme Court to block Texas voter ID law

    10/15/2014 11:03:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 14, 2014 | BY LAWRENCE HURLEY
    Civil rights lawyers on Wednesday asked a U.S. Supreme Court justice to block a Texas law requiring voters in the state to show certain forms of identification in order to cast a ballot. The request, made to Justice Anton Scalia, was filed by lawyers representing various plaintiffs who challenged the law, including the League of United Latin American Citizens.
  • Why Do Most Democrats Oppose VOTER ID Laws? Cheating On Their Minds?

    10/15/2014 9:55:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/15/14 | Jerry McConnell
    There is no crime in being up front with honesty and practices of fairness in vote casting when truth replaces theft of honor by deception In the past several years, elections, local, regional and national in particular have seen lawlessness at the voting polls in many areas of these once-squeaky-clean United States. And even when definite proof is available, such as the case in Ohio, where the number of votes for Democrats in the ballot tallies exceeded the total number of all eligible residents, Democrat, Republican, and all other voters registered in that area. A very simple (and simple minded)...
  • Two new polls show races tight in Senate, governor races ( Colorado )

    10/15/2014 8:03:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    KDVR TV ^ | October 15, 2014
    Republican Cory Gardner has opened a four-point lead in the Colorado Senate race that’s key in determining whether Democrats can hold onto their majority... Gardner held a 50 percent to 46 percent edge on first-term Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in the survey of 665 likely voters, conducted Oct. 9-13. ... Udall is getting clobbered in the all-important suburbs, as well as in rural areas, and his lead in Colorado cities is not enough to overcome that ... Hurting Udall is an underwater favorability rating of 45 percent — with 51 percent of those surveyed saying they have an unfavorable opinion...
  • Texas Gets a Stay, Saves Voter ID for November

    10/14/2014 6:06:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 14, 2014 | Amy Miller
    An en banc ruling of the Fifth Circuit has issued a stay against last Friday’s order striking down Texas voter identification laws. The Court looked at four key factors when deciding whether or not to grant a stay pending appeal: (1) whether the stay applicant has made a strong showing that he is likely to succeed on the merits; (2) whether the applicant will be irreparably injured absent a stay; (3) whether issuance of the stay will substantially injure the other parties interested in the proceeding; and (4) where the public interest lies. The first two factors are the most...
  • Appeals court reinstates Texas voter ID law

    10/14/2014 3:08:10 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 109 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 10/14/14 | Jim Vertuno
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated Texas' tough voter ID law for the November election, which the U.S. Justice Department had condemned as the state's latest means of suppressing minority voter turnout. The ruling by the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily blocks last week's ruling by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos in Corpus Christi, who determined the law unconstitutional and similar to a poll tax designed to dissuade minorities from voting. The 5th Circuit did not rule on the merits of the law; instead, it determined it's too late to change...
  • Republicans Need to Call Off the Voting Wars—for Their Own Good

    10/14/2014 9:33:21 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 43 replies
    The New Republic ^ | October 13, 2014 | Alec MacGillis
    We are now three weeks to Election Day, which means we are deep into another round of the voting wars—the ceaseless legislative, legal and regulatory battle over which Americans can vote, and when and where and with what paperwork they must do so. Here's a modest proposal: How about we finally call off the fight? Forget it, you say. There is no way the Republican Party and conservative movement, which have invested so much time and effort in restricting the franchise to serve partisan ends, are going to give up now. But what if there are some good reasons why...
  • Liberals at National Journal whine because 2002 Voting bill comes back to bite them

    10/14/2014 8:27:08 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/14/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Kansas Democrats may live to regret their party’s support of the Help America Vote Act of 2002. Though Democrats have fought to preserve voter fraud as a weapon against honest elections, it is not going well for them. They have argued that requiring a Photo ID to cast a ballot is discriminatory, but that hasn’t worked. They have claimed that Voter ID with photos will keep people from the polls because—[please fill in your favorite reason here.] But that hasn’t worked because surveys have shown, with few exceptions, that minority voting increases when Voter ID is required. Now liberals are...
  • Braced for Voter Fraud in Colorado

    10/13/2014 4:01:11 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | October 12, 2014 | John Fund
    Perhaps the most hard-fought Senate race this year will be ColoradoÂ’s showdown between Democratic senator Mark Udall and Republican congressman Cory Gardner. The RealClearPolitics average of polls in the race shows Gardner holding a lead of 1.3 percentage points. The outcome may determine control of the U.S. Senate, and the margin of victory could be less than the 11,000-vote margin by which Democratic senator Michael Bennet was reelected in Colorado in 2010. But there is a significant difference in this yearÂ’s Senate race. In 2013, a new Democratic state legislature rammed through a sweeping and highly controversial election law and...
  • Federal judge orders Texas to drop voter ID law immediately

    10/11/2014 3:55:04 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 108 replies
    The Houston Comical ^ | October 11, 2014 | Jennifer Radcliffe
    A federal judge is ordering Texas to immediately drop its voter ID law after she found it unconstitutional. In a court filing Saturday, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzalez Ramos of Corpus Christi issued a permanent and final injunction against the law, one of the toughest of its kind in the country. A day earlier, the state had asked for clarification about whether law would be in place for the upcoming elections in November. Gonzalez Ramos last week ruled the law was illegal, equating it to a “poll tax” that unfairly targets minority voters.
  • Latina Judge Strikes Down TX Voter ID, Blasts History of 'Discrimination'

    10/10/2014 4:54:40 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 73 replies
    NBCNews ^ | October 10, 2014 | SANDRA LILLEY
    Latina Judge Strikes Down TX Voter ID, Blasts History of 'Discrimination' BY SANDRA LILLEY A Texas-born and raised Latina federal judge, Nelva Gonzalez Ramos, did not just block a Republican-sponsored state voter ID law, she equated it to laws enacted by states after slavery was abolished to ensure blacks could not vote. "The Court holds that SB 14 creates an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote, has an impermissible discriminatory effect against Hispanics and African-Americans, and was imposed with an unconstitutional discriminatory purpose," Gonzalez Ramos stated in her lengthy ruling issued Thursday. "The Court further holds that SB 14...
  • Supreme Court’s blockage of WI voter ID law only temporary, election reform expert says

    10/10/2014 11:34:47 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-10-14 | Adam Tobias
    MADISON, Wis. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday may have blocked Wisconsin’s voter identification law, but an election reform expert is calling the decision purely procedural and expects the requirement to be in place at some point in the future. The high court didn’t give a reason for its decision in a brief order overruling the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, but three of the nine justices who dissented said there is a “colorable basis” for the court’s conclusion due to the proximity of the upcoming general election Nov. 4. Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas,...
  • Courts block voter ID laws in Texas, Wisconsin

    10/10/2014 10:45:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-10-14
    AUSTIN, Texas – A federal judge likened Texas' strict voter ID requirement to a poll tax deliberately meant to suppress minority voter turnout and struck it down less than a month before Election Day — and mere hours after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a similar measure in Wisconsin. The twin rulings released Thursday evening represent major and somewhat surprising blows to largely Republican-backed voter identification rules sweeping the nation that have generally been upheld in previous rulings. Approved in 2011, Texas' law is considered among the nation's harshest and had even been derided in court by the Justice Department...
  • Federal Judge Blocks Texas Voter ID Law Weeks Ahead of November Elections

    10/10/2014 7:40:52 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    AP via The Blaze ^ | 10/-09/14
    A federal judge on Thursday blocked Texas from enforcing voter ID requirements just weeks ahead of the November elections, knocking down a law that the U.S. Justice Department condemned in court as the state’s latest means of suppressing minority turnout. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos of Corpus Christi is a defeat for Republican-backed photo ID measures that have swept across the U.S. in recent years and mostly been upheld in court. However, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday night blocked Wisconsin from implementing a law requiring voters to present photo IDs.
  • Wisconsin, Texas voter ID laws blocked by courts

    10/09/2014 8:51:56 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 72 replies
    LATimes ^ | 10-9-14 | David G. Savage
    The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked Wisconsin from enforcing its strict voter identification law in this year's election.. By a 6-3 vote, the justices granted an emergency appeal from civil rights lawyers who argued it was too late to put the rule into effect. Lawyers for the ACLU had noted the state had already sent out thousands of absentee ballots without mentioning the need for voters to return a copy of the photo identification. It would be "chaos," they said, for the state now to have to decide whether or not to count such ballots because the voters failed to...
  • Federal judge strikes down Texas voter ID law

    10/09/2014 6:51:47 PM PDT · by thestob · 75 replies
    Lubbock Avalanche Journal ^ | October 9th 2014 | Enrique Rangel
    AUSTIN – The Texas law requiring voters to show government-issued photo identification before casting a ballot has been struck down – at least temporarily.
  • US Supreme Court blocks Wis. voter ID law

    10/09/2014 7:50:40 PM PDT · by gorush · 63 replies
    AP ^ | Oct 09 2014 08:19:29 PM CDT | N/A
    MADISON, Wis. - The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked Wisconsin from implementing a law requiring voters to present photo IDs. Related Content US Supreme Court blocks Wis. voter... New bike path will connect Madison,... Court orders tribal night deer case... Dogs, bird rescued from hoarder... » View More The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday declared the law constitutional.
  • Their Names Weren’t on Voter Registration Rolls. This City Let Them Cast a Ballot Anyway.

    10/09/2014 11:01:23 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 27 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 09, 2014 | Bruce Parker
    Previously unpublished data from the last big election in Burlington, Vt., reveals a significant number of votes were cast by individuals whose names were not on the statewide checklist. In the 2012 presidential election, 17,383 votes were cast in Burlington, according to city-published data. According to data not published by the city, but made available to a reporter, 639 of those votes, or 3.7 percent, came from election day walk-in voters whose names were not on the voter rolls and whose registration status was unknown. As previously reported, votes by individuals whose names don’t appear on the checklist count whether...
  • North Carolina’s election law fundamentals: Why Tom Tillis may win after all

    10/09/2014 10:26:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/9/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    There is no doubt that Tom Tillis, Karl Rove’s candidate in the North Carolina Senate race next month, was forced on us and many Tar Heel State conservatives deeply resent both of them. This is not an argument in favor of Tillis election, but rather an examination of the political rules both Tillis and the incumbent Democrat have to operate under. A few cycles ago North Carolina became the last Southern state to flip to Republican control. The rampant corruption of the last Democrat governor and many of her cohorts in the State’s Legislature caused a blow back that brought...
  • Five Voter Fraud Myths and Truths

    10/09/2014 8:34:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/09/2014 | J. Christian Adams
    PJ Media has put together a new publication about voter fraud called Crimes Against the Republic.When it comes to voter fraud, there are several myths and several truths of note — enough to leave everyone unhappy. Here are five:1. Myth: President Obama won reelection because of voter fraud. Nonsense. The margins in key swing states such as Ohio and Virginia were too vast to be driven by voter fraud. No voter fraud scheme can move tens of thousands of votes. That’s impossible and would be detected. The machinery of elections simply doesn’t allow for the possibility of organizing and...
  • Liberals prepare to blame a Scott Walker victory on voter ID

    10/07/2014 5:01:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 7, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin has had his political obituary penned and published so many times that Badger State civil courts are probably flooded with copyright infringement lawsuits, yet he stubbornly remains in office. 2014 may wind up being his Waterloo if liberal union enthusiasts have their way – and a delicious win it would be for them indeed – but the Left side punditry is preparing for the worst and seem to have identified where to affix the blame. Obviously, it must be those racist voter ID laws. On September 12, Wisconsin voting-rights groups began to scramble when the...