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  • New Voter Suppression Laws Could Turn Back the Clocks for Years to Come (Sore Loser Alert)

    11/05/2014 10:29:26 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    Truth Out ^ | 11-5-2014 | Amy Goodman and Aaron Mate
    Earlier this year, Ben Jealous, the former head of the NAACP and current chair Southern Election Fund, put out a report showing how a targeted wave of voter registration among people of color voters could shift the balance of power in key Southern states. But these efforts have come up against a series of cumbersome voter ID laws that have made it harder for people to vote, buttressed by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling invalidating key parts of the Voting Rights Act. "The Republicans aren't doubling down on voter suppression in states they're trying to acquire," Jealous says. "They're doubling...
  • Parties brace for war over voter [40K] registrations in Ga. Senate race

    10/31/2014 2:27:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    Georgia's tight Senate race could be headed for the courtroom after voters head to the ballot box. A state judge ruled earlier this week against civil rights groups seeking to force the Georgia secretary of State to account for roughly 40,000 voter registrations that were filed but allegedly haven't shown up on the voting rolls. Those voters could have a big impact on the tight open seat contest between Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue. That initial ruling raises the possibility of further post-election legal action — and is likely to increase the number of potential provisional ballots, the...
  • Georgia judge rules against civil rights groups on voter registrations

    10/28/2014 1:37:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 28, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    A Georgia judge has denied a push from civil rights groups to force the state's secretary of State to add 40,000 recently registered voters to the rolls, a setback for groups working to register minority voters that could have a big impact on Georgia's hotly contested races next week. Judge Christopher Brasher has declined to issue a writ of mandamus filed by Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the New Georgia Project and the Georgia branch of the NAACP that would have forced Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) and local counties to make sure the voters the...
  • Obamacare Used to Register Voters

    10/21/2014 9:33:58 PM PDT · by upchuck · 7 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Last spring, John* purchased health insurance through the Washington State healthcare exchange. He was surprised when, last month, he received an email from the exchange at the address he’d provided when he signed up. The email was entitled, “Voter Registration Information.” It read, in part:“ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE? If you would like to register to vote or update your information, visit the Washington Secretary of State website at https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/myvote?Org=confidHBE&language=en” “I did think it was an effort to [register voters] for the Democrat party,” says John, a union member for the better part of four decades.He wasn’t the only healthcare...
  • Obamacare users pitched for voter registration

    10/21/2014 9:12:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 21, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Sharyl Attkisson has dug up another interesting story of government activity which is certainly questionable in nature. It appears that at least some of the people who signed up for Obamacare have been getting some unsolicited e-mail… and it has nothing to do with healthcare. Last spring, John* purchased health insurance through the Washington State healthcare exchange. He was surprised when, last month, he received an email from the exchange at the address he’d provided when he signed up. The email was entitled, “Voter Registration Information.” It read, in part: “ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE? If you would like to...
  • Voter fraud probe roils Ga. Senate race

    09/12/2014 9:40:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 12, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A group helmed by a major donor and policy adviser to Democratic Senate candidate Michele Nunn is under investigation by the Georgia secretary of State for alleged voter fraud. Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) said in a memo, reported by WSB-TV, that his office has “received numerous complaints about voter applications submitted by the New Georgia Project,” an organization launched to register and turn out voters to the polls. “Preliminary investigation has revealed significant illegal activities, including forged voter registration applications, forged signatures on releases, and applications with false or inaccurate information,” Kemp wrote in the memo. Nunn is...
  • Democrats See New Voter Turnout Techniques as Ace in the Hole

    09/10/2014 6:45:48 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 22 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/6/2014 | Jack Spencer
    Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson has told party faithful that the road to victory runs through new voter turnout technology and tactics. At the State Democratic Party Convention over the Aug. 23-24 weekend, Johnson discussed the “Win Machine,” an application that gives Democrats access to maps on their phones that help them find fellow Democrats in their neighborhoods who didn’t vote in 2010. Being armed with this information will give them the chance to contact the potential voters and try to get them to go to the polls. “I was at the Democratic convention,” Inside Michigan Politics founder Bill...
  • Missouri GOP: Michael Brown Voting Registration Booths 'Disgusting'

    08/19/2014 2:51:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Charlie Spiering
    Republicans are criticizing efforts by liberal organizers to set up voter registration booths at the site where Missouri teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by a local police officer. Reports of the voter registration tables have been reported via liberal activists on social media. “In front of the makeshift memorial where Mike Brown was killed, they've set up a voter registration table,” tweeted Jessica Lee, a Human rights attorney at the Center For Constitutional Rights wrote on Twitter.
  • Jesse Jackson, Liberal Activists Launch Voter Registration Drives In Ferguson

    08/19/2014 2:39:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 19, 2014 | Patrick Howley, political reporter
    Jesse Jackson and other liberal activists are rolling out voter registration efforts as part of a coordinated left-wing push to sign up voters during the wave of violent protests engulfing Ferguson, Missouri in the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting. Racial activist and former Democratic presidential candidate Jesse Jackson met with St. Louis clergy Monday to plan a formal Ferguson voter registration drive. “Five thousand new voters will transform the city from top to bottom” Jackson explained during a stop at a Ferguson McDonald’s, where he discussed voter registration with local denizens. Liberal activists — including from the George Soros-funded...
  • Paul Diverges From His Party Over Voter ID

    05/10/2014 8:46:41 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 75 replies
    NYTIMES.COM ^ | MAY 9, 2014 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    Senator Rand Paul broke with fellow Republicans by saying that the focus on stricter voting laws to crack down on fraud alienates African-Americans and hurts the party. “Everybody’s gone completely crazy on this voter ID thing,” Mr. Paul said in an interview. “I think it’s wrong for Republicans to go too crazy on this issue because it’s offending people.” ... “The bigger issue actually is whether you get to vote if you have a felony conviction,” he said. “There’s 180,000 people in Kentucky who can’t vote. And I don’t know the racial breakdown, but it’s probably more black than white...
  • Over 40,000 voters are registered in both Virginia and Maryland, group finds

    04/23/2014 1:27:37 PM PDT · by topher · 90 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 23, 2014 | Kenric Ward - Watchdog.org
    A crosscheck of voter rolls in Virginia and Maryland turned up 44,000 people registered in both states, a vote-integrity group reported Wednesday. And that’s just the beginning. “The Virginia Voters Alliance is investigating how to identify voters who are registered and vote in Virginia but live in the states that surround us,” Alliance President Reagan George told the State Board of Elections.
  • Can States Require Proof of Citizenship for Voting?

    04/01/2014 6:18:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 1, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    In 2011, Kansas passed the SAFE Act — Safe and Fair Elections — which requires voter ID, proof of citizenship and signature verification. In other words, it’s designed to make sure that all votes cast in Kansas are cast legally by the person identified as the voter. The law was to go into effect January 1, 2013. But the Obama administration stood in the way. At issue are the forms states use to register voters for federal elections. Kansas and Arizona require proof of citizenship, while the federal government’s form — incredibly — does not. The federal government attempted to...
  • Texas Border County Sued for 105 Percent Voter Registration

    03/31/2014 6:42:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Mar 2014 | Logan Churchwell
    A conservative-leaning nonprofit, the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU), recently filed a federal lawsuit over allegations that Zavala County is “failing to make a reasonable effort to conduct voter list maintenance programs.” The ACRU claims the county—which supported the re-election of President Obama by 83%--allegedly holds a 105 percent voter registration rate. Lead litigator for the case, former DOJ attorney J. Christian Adams, argues to Breitbart Texas that despite Zavala County’s smaller population—voter roll maintenance failures can distort voter turnout and total tabulations in local races. ... The filed federal complaint claims, “Voter rolls maintained by the Defendant for Zavala...
  • Local couple upset after receiving pre-marked voter registration card from Covered California

    03/30/2014 10:10:52 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 35 replies
    10news ^ | 03-29-2014 | Preston Phillips
    A local couple called 10News concerned after they received an envelope from the state's Obamacare website, Covered California. Inside was a letter discussing voter registration and a registration card pre-marked with an "x" in the box next to Democratic Party.
  • Voting rights activists appeal proof-of-citizenship ruling

    03/28/2014 3:38:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 28, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Civil rights groups on Friday appealed last week’s federal court decision that said states can require proof of citizenship on their voter registration forms — a ruling the activist groups said runs counter to Supreme Court precedent. The judge had ruled that the federal Election Assistance Commission couldn’t refuse requests by Kansas and Arizona that registration cards distributed in their states include proof of citizenship requirements. But the activists said that imposes an illegal burden on would-be voters. “The EAC has the authority to reject the states’ unproven claims and unreasonable request to require more paperwork from eligible Americans who...
  • Fla. TV Station Exposes Voter Fraud, DOJ Sues State to Stop Purging Rolls

    03/12/2014 11:40:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 12, 2014
    While the Obama Justice Department mounts a legal challenge against Florida for purging ineligible voters from its rolls, a television news station broadcasts an unbelievable segment that proves non U.S. citizens living in the Sunshine State vote regularly in elections. The investigative piece was aired this week by an NBC affiliate in southwest Florida that actually tracked down and interviewed non U.S. citizens who are registered to vote and have cast ballots in numerous elections. The segment focused on Lee County, which has a population of about 620,000 and Collier County with a population of around 322,000. The reporter spent...
  • Liberal groups: O-Care breaking voting law - ACA website not properly registering voters

    01/23/2014 10:39:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 23, 2014 | Jonathan Easley
    According to the NVRA, government offices that provide public assistance of any kind are also deemed voter registration agencies, and must provide a host of voter registration services.Two liberal voter rights advocacy groups sent a letter to the White House on Wednesday saying the voter registration services provided under the Affordable Care Act are “grossly inadequate” and violate the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). Demos and Project Vote contend that the application process through the federal exchanges don’t provide sufficient voter registration services, and that the “several million” people who have sought coverage under ObamaCare “did not receive an...
  • James O'Keefe tweets to Secretary Sebelius: Might want to cancel your plans tomorrow

    11/19/2013 7:34:41 PM PST · by Diago · 452 replies
    James O'Keefe ‏@JamesOKeefeIII 5h Might want to cancel your plans tomorrow, @Sebelius. It's going to be a busy day. @Project_Veritas __________________________________ .@SenTedCruz praises @Project_Veritas... more to come soon... ___________________________________ James O'Keefe ‏@JamesOKeefeIII MSM: please do ignore it. That won't bode well for you. This screenplay's already written. My favorite part is still coming up.
  • HHS Predicted Obamacare Exchange Sign Up Would Take 28 Minutes

    10/24/2013 12:31:09 PM PDT · by library user · 15 replies
    free beacon ^ | Oct. 24, 2013 | by Elizabeth Harrington
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) estimated consumers would take an average of 28 minutes to sign up for Obamacare, according to a notice the agency sent to the White House in February. The American Action Forum revealed Thursday that HHS earlier this year predicted consumers would need less than 30 minutes to complete online applications for the health care insurance marketplace. HHS reported those projections to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The Healthcare.gov process has not proven so easy in practice. Since its rollout on Oct. 1, the Obamacare exchange has been plagued with technical...
  • Is Healthcare.gov Designed To Register Dem Voters?

    10/17/2013 6:50:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 17, 2013 | IBD Editorial
    Corruption: The crash-prone government health-care site asks applicants if they want to register to vote as they try to sign up for ObamaCare. By sheer coincidence, a plurality of the uninsured are likely Democratic voters. Call it Motor Voter on steroids — the piggybacking of voter registration to an otherwise unrelated government function. Those trying to navigate Healthcare.gov, a website that looks and functions as if designed by the department of motor vehicles, are being asked if they want to register to vote just in time for crucial 2014 midterm elections that are likely to be a referendum on ObamaCare....
  • Ex-ACORN operatives helping roll out ObamaCare

    10/15/2013 12:23:00 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies
    Ex-ACORN operatives helping roll out ObamaCare By Perry Chiaramonte Published October 15, 2013 FoxNews.com A group formed from the ruins of ACORN is hard at work signing people up for ObamaCare, and may be collecting taxpayer cash for their work despite Congress' efforts to cut the organization and its affiliates off from government funding, a watchdog group charged. The United Labor Unions Council Local 100, a New Orleans-based nonprofit, announced last month it would take part in a multi-state "navigator" drive to help people enroll in President Obama's health care plan. The labor council was established by ACORN founder Wade...
  • Barry Soetoro is Registered to Vote in Washington D.C. and Barack Obama Still Votes in Illinois

    07/20/2013 9:50:00 AM PDT · by deandg99 · 30 replies
    The Slate on D.C. Clothesline Blog ^ | Posted on Slate November 6, 2012; D.C. Clothesline Blog 07/20/2013 | By Brian Palmer, Slate; Dean Garrison, D.C. Clothesline Blog
    Did President Barack Obama find a way to vote twice in the 2012 elections? I honestly have no idea but we do have some incredible new evidence that raises serious questions. First let’s start with what we know about Barack Obama. Let’s go back to a November 6th article on Slate.com: President Obama will be able to spend as much time campaigning on Election Day as he wants to because he voted in Illinois on Oct. 25. An Explainer reader points out that the Obama family resides more than 700 miles from Chicago, at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW in Washington,...
  • “Barry Soetoro” Has Registered to Vote at White House Address

    07/19/2013 9:26:15 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 41 replies
    http://pjmedia.com/ ^ | July 19, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    “Barry Soetoro” is a registered voter in the District of Columbia with a White House address according to the D.C. Board of Elections. According to a search at the D.C. Board of elections using the search terms Barry Soetoro, President Obama’s date of birth and the zip code of 20500, a registered voter of that name is registered to vote at the White House for D.C. elections. Barry Soetoro is a name that President Obama has used in the past. Did President Obama submit this registration, or is it a fraud? Who knows? Obtaining the actual registration forms (or on-line)...
  • Dane County Referendum

    03/28/2013 7:55:47 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 8 replies
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    DANE County Referendum on ballot for Tuesday, April 2: Should the state of Wisconsin continue to allow people to register to vote at the polss on Election Day?
  • Draft Obamacare application asks about voter registration

    03/25/2013 4:31:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/25/2013 | Caroline May
    The online application draft for health care insurance under Obamacare inquires if the applicant would like to register to vote and directs the applicant to a registration page if they answer in the affirmative.Page 59 of the 61 page draft application, “List of Questions in the Online Application to Support Eligibility Determinations for Enrollment” developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and first reported by The Washington Examiner, asks applicants “Would you like to register to vote?” The “yes” answer linking to a blank registration form.On Monday, House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Charles Boustany of Louisiana...
  • Obama & left-wing nonprofits ignore voter registration laws & limits on electioneering

    03/01/2013 6:56:37 AM PST · by Edmunds mom · 12 replies
    PhilanthropyDaily.com ^ | 3-1-2013 | Scott Walter
    Civitas discovered that in the recent election, when as always North Carolina forbade online voter registration, State Board of Elections officials nonetheless helped groups connected to the Obama campaign register over 11,000 (and counting) persons by online means.... What’s the scope of this, uh, innovative approach to voter registration? Nationwide, over 100,000 online registrations in all 50 states were made by Allpoint this cycle, according to a politics and technology website. North Carolina’s second current scandal involves leaked documents from the state’s sprawling left-wing nonprofit world.... As we go to press, America Votes, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit linked to George Soros,...
  • I'm quiting the GOP and registering as a Democrat.

    02/23/2013 6:21:42 AM PST · by Trteamer · 112 replies
    2-22-2013 | Trteamer
    After a lifetime of being a Republican, I'm leaving the GOP and registering as a Democrat. Why? I've tried to change the GOP from within, wiht little luck, so I figure it's time I help to change the Democrat Party from within....
  • Rebellion Begins February 27th, Goodbye Republican Party

    12/29/2012 10:19:13 AM PST · by fantail 1952 · 36 replies
    Self
    Our Declaration of Independance in its first sentance, includes "it becomes neccessary to dissolve the political bands" will take on a new meaning startng February 27. There is a movement afoot to celebrate the fourth anniversary of Rick Santelli's tea party rant on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live on CNBC television, which had the effect of spurring thousands, and then millions to form Tea Parties all across America, by re-registration of Tea Party members from Republican to indeependant.It is believed that a sudden drop of more than millions of GOP registrations will send a message to the...
  • Holder: U.S. Should Automatically Register 'Every Eligible Voter'

    12/12/2012 3:13:42 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    Holder: U.S. Should Automatically Register 'Every Eligible Voter' by Tony Lee 12 Dec 2012, 2:30 PM PDT On Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Holder said the United States should automatically register "every eligible voter in America" by coordinating modern technology and existing databases that are available, while insisting in-person voter fraud rarely occurs. In a speech at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, Holder said "modern technology provides ways to address many of the problems that impede the efficient administration of elections." The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold hearings on "the state of the right to...
  • Pennsylvania down voters from 4 years ago

    10/24/2012 11:47:41 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 14 replies
    TribLive.com ^ | Oct 24, 2012 | Adam Smeltz
    Pennsylvania is approaching the Nov. 6 presidential election with 3 percent fewer registered voters than in fall 2008, an unusual slip that political analysts blame on a drop in voter enthusiasm across the country. Democrats especially experienced a slump, bleeding 229,396 registered voters in Pennsylvania since the last presidential race, state data show. Republicans are down 112,796 registrants, but voters unconnected to either major party grew by 7 percent, or 73,043, according to Pennsylvania Department of State figures. As of Monday the state had 8,487,093 voters, down from 8,755,588 in November 2008, despite a 2 percent population gain. Democrats still...
  • Left-leaning Florida voter groups deny allegations of registration fraud

    10/13/2012 2:36:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | October 13, 2012 | Michael Van Sickler
    TALLAHASSEE — Representatives with three left-leaning voter groups suddenly facing allegations of voter registration wrongdoing say Florida elections officials are diverting attention from a criminal investigation into suspicious applications filed on behalf of the Republican Party of Florida by trumping up accusations against them. Florida Division of Elections spokesman Chris Cate told reporters last week that forms filed by the state Democratic Party, the Florida New Majority Education Fund and the National Council of La Raza involved "potential irregular voter registration activities" that "constituted a legally sufficient complaint of voter registration fraud." Representatives for all three deny fraud took place...
  • Democrats' voter-registration effort swamps GOP's (FL)

    10/02/2012 5:48:52 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 31 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10/2/12 | Scott Powers
    Since the Republican Legislature passed laws last year to regulate groups that independently register voters in Florida, Democrats have swamped Republicans in registering new voters. State elections data show that, through Sept. 24, the Florida Democratic Party had registered more than 230,741 new voters since the laws went into effect July 1, 2011. Republicans had turned in just 46,373 new voter registrations during that time. Still, both parties are bucking a strong tide against them. In the past four years, the number of voters registered "No Party Affiliation" — the principal category for unaligned voters — has increased by 282,000....
  • Suspicious Voter Registration Forms Found in 10 Florida Counties

    09/30/2012 5:23:40 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 44 replies
    WASHINGTON — Florida elections officials said Friday that at least 10 counties have identified suspicious and possibly fraudulent voter registration forms turned in by a firm working for the Republican Party of Florida, which has filed an election fraud complaint with the the state Division of Elections against its one-time consultant. The controversy in Florida -- which began with possibly fraudulent forms that first cropped up in Palm Beach County -- has engulfed the Republican National Committee, which admitted Thursday that it urged state parties in seven swing states to hire the firm, Strategic Allied Consulting.The RNC paid the company...
  • Changes in Voter Registration Favor Republicans in Many States

    09/28/2012 12:44:07 PM PDT · by MrChips · 3 replies
    RED RACING HORSES ^ | June 2012 | anon
    For key states . . . What has happened in voter registration stats since 2008? Have we seen a massive D surge? Here is May 2012 stats-click on highlighted links lets start with Nevada May 2012 That 433,000 D and 394,000 R. Wow only a 39K gap. Oct 2008 That's 531K D and 430K R. So in the last 42 months nearly 100K in D's have rolled off while only 36K republicans. The gap that was 100,000 voters is now less then 40,000. December 2011 showed 446,000 Ds and 395,000 Rs so the trend towards R in total registration has...
  • YouTube video spurs voter registration flap

    09/24/2012 9:47:42 PM PDT · by Washi · 6 replies
    The Gazette (Colorado Springs) ^ | Sept. 23, 2012 | Tom Roeder
    A shaky YouTube video of a voter registration effort outside a Colorado Springs grocery store led the county's elections boss to clarify Sunday that campaign volunteers aren’t on the government payroll. The incident caught on video shows an encounter between a patron and a young female volunteer who was apparently working to make sure voters backing Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney made it to the polls. The problem: The young woman, after some head-scratching, says her work to boost the GOP turnout is funded by the county clerk.
  • For first time, Californians will be able to register to vote online

    08/27/2012 10:34:37 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 31 replies
    Ventura County Star ^ | August 23, 2012 | Tim Herdt
    Beginning next month, Californians for the first time will be able to use the Internet to register to vote, giving them about six weeks of online access to register in time to participate in the Nov. 6 presidential election. In an advisory sent late Wednesday, the office of Secretary of State Debra Bowen informed the state's 58 county elections officers that the California Online Voter Registration System is in its final stages of testing and will become operational in early September. Software upgrades are scheduled to be electronically transmitted to the counties Friday, with online training for local officials to...
  • Politics Blog: How hard is it to register voters at a Phish concert? (VIDEO)

    08/22/2012 6:41:14 PM PDT · by thecodont · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Aug 22 2012 at 4:54 pm | Posted By: Joe Garofoli
    Spent some time “for work” at a Phish concert Sunday at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Auditorium, the fruits of which is in this San Francisco Chronicle story. The purpose of this “research” was to check up on efforts to register young voters, who cast ballots in record numbers in 2008 — helping to propel one Barack H. Obama to the White House. One of the nation’s leading such outfits is HeadCount, which decamps at pop music concerts in an effort to connect with the yutes. They’re hooked up with more than 100 bands and are currently spiriting their volunteers around...
  • Judge refuses to lift ban on Texas voter laws

    08/15/2012 1:15:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 15, 2012 | Harvey Rice
    GALVESTON - A federal judge Tuesday refused to lift an order blocking enforcement of Texas laws that make voter registration drives difficult, but modified his order to allow counties to more easily track deputy voter registrars. U.S. District Judge Gregg Costa refused a request by Secretary of State Hope Andrade that he stay a preliminary injunction issued Aug. 2 while the state appeals the ruling to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Galveston County Tax Assessor-Collector Cheryl Johnson is also a defendant. Costa blocked enforcement of five provisions of Texas voter registration law in a lawsuit brought by two...
  • Judge refuses to block Florida voter purge

    06/27/2012 11:53:53 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 27, 2012, 2:02 PM EDT | GARY FINEOUT
    A federal judge has refused to stop Florida from removing potentially non-U.S. citizens from its rolls. The U.S. Department of Justice sued the state to halt the purge, arguing it was going on too close to a federal election. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle said Wednesday that there was nothing in federal voting laws that prevent the state from identifying non-U.S. citizens even if it comes less...
  • Bedford County dead dog receives voter registration forms

    06/19/2012 6:24:36 AM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    WSLS ^ | 06/18/12 | Aaron Martin
    When Tim Morris got his mail last week he found a pretty big surprise, a document asking his dog Mozart to register to vote. Not only is Mozart a dog but he's been dead for two years. "I opened it up and looked at it and I just laughed," Morris said. "I thought it was a joke at first and it turns out it's real." The form is addressed to Mo, the family's nickname for the dog. What amazed Morris is that if Mozart was human he would have been eligible to vote for the first time in 2012. "He...
  • Voter Rights Are Not Free

    06/11/2012 4:47:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2012 | Star Parker
    Engraved large on one of the walls of the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC are the words “Freedom is not free.” It is sad that so many are unable or unwilling to appreciate the truth of this simple phrase or are ready to heed those who have or seek power who distort it. I cannot think of anything hurting us more today than false and confused notions about the nature of the ideal of freedom. Recently Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) appeared on Chris Matthews’ Hardball show and in discussion about voter ID laws...
  • The View from Ward 177 [Milwaukee]

    06/06/2012 1:26:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The National Review Online ^ | June 5, 2012 | Robert Costa
    Milwaukee, Wis. — As the polls closed, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Central, I was an observer at an elementary school in Ward 177, a blue-collar area, just a few steps from Democrat Tom Barrett’s campaign office on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The lines were strong for the first hour, but during the last hour, things began to fizzle. Outside, there were a couple of college-age men making $25 an hour to canvass, but even that pair — two fraternity types — were unethusiastic. “I’m not going to Barrett’s party,” one told me. He was going to spend...
  • House Democrats push to make voting easier

    05/17/2012 4:50:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 17, 2012 | Mike Lillis
    House Democratic leaders on Thursday introduced legislation to streamline Americans' trips to the polls. The bill is a response to a slew of recent state legislation – some proposed, some already law – setting stricter standards for voters to register or cast a ballot. Supporters of those state efforts — including new picture ID and proof-of-citizenship requirements – say they're necessary to weed out ineligible voters and maintain the integrity of elections. But critics contend they're designed to suppress eligible voters, particularly minorities and low-income Americans who tend to vote Democratic. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a hero of the civil...
  • Obama campaign denies voter registration erosion

    05/07/2012 10:59:07 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/7/12 12:10 PM EDT | BYRON TAU
    The Obama campaign is pushing back against reports that voter registration is eroding among key constituencies like Hispanics and blacks. "Registration among Latinos and African Americans has never been higher. There are more Americans of both backgrounds registered to vote today than there were when President Obama was elected," Clo Ewing, director of constituency press, wrote in a blog post attacking a recent Washington Post story on registration erosion. The Post reported last week, using Census data, that Hispanic voter registrations declined 5 percent nationwide, while black voter registration declined 7 percent nationwide. The state-by-state picture showed Hispanic voter registration...
  • Christian right starts high-tech voter-registration drive

    04/22/2012 5:55:47 PM PDT · by hope · 13 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 4/19/12 | Anthony Man and Scott Powers, Staff Writers
    First came the prayer, then the political rallies. Then came the data mining and target marketing. The venues for a series of recent Christian political rallies couldn't have been more different — one night at the Marks Street Senior Center in downtown Orlando; the next at McKenna's Place, an Irish pub in Greenacres; the next at Calvary Chapel, a megachurch based in Fort Lauderdale — but the purpose was the same: Enlisting Florida Christians in a high-tech outreach program by identifying and signing up tens of thousands of area Christians who aren't registered to vote so they can cast ballots...
  • New curbs on voter registration could hurt Obama

    04/21/2012 7:34:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/21/12 | Deborah Charles - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New state laws designed to fight voter fraud could reduce the number of Americans signing up to vote in this year's presidential election by hundreds of thousands, a potential problem for President Barack Obama's re-election bid. Voting laws passed by Republican-led legislatures in a dozen states during the past year have sharply restricted voter-registration drives that typically target young, low-income, African-American and Hispanic voters - groups that have backed the Democratic president by wide margins. A further 16 states are considering bills that would end voter registration on election days, impose a range of limits on groups...
  • If voters are dumb, are voter registrars dumber?

    03/20/2012 10:46:48 AM PDT · by landsbaum · 2 replies
    We’ve already lamented that elections pretty much are decided by the muddled middle, those folks with the lightest grasp on principles and the vaguest knowledge of candidates and their positions. That’s why they are the muddled middle. They can’t make up their minds because of these handicaps. Elections boil down to these quasi-informed, wishy-washy people finally deciding. Might as well flip a coin. But here’s something that makes that sad state of affairs almost welcome by comparison.
  • Confusion Reigns over Expired Texas Voter Registration Cards

    03/15/2012 8:55:13 PM PDT · by Altariel · 7 replies
    Texas Public Radio ^ | February 29, 2012 | Texas Public Radio
    Now that the San Antonio federal court has released new redistricting maps, some Texas voters are getting trying to sort out conflicting information about their voting status. February 29, 2012 · When the redistricting dust finally settles, whenever that is, some Texans are wondering if they’ll be able to vote in the in the state party primaries. But a problem has arisen because an email currently circulating tells folks they are no longer a registered voter. "I think it’s some sort of informed ignorance," says Fred King, communications manager for the Harris County Voters Registrar. He said Texas counties have...
  • Millions of Dead Voters, Brought to You By Eric Holder

    02/15/2012 10:30:06 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 14, 2012 | J. Christian Adams
    Over a year ago, I first warned that the Obama administration adopted a policy of refusing to enforce federal laws which require states to purge dead and ineligible voters from the rolls. I discuss at length the details of this policy as revealed to me when I worked at the Justice Department in my book Injustice. Today we learn that American voter rolls are infested with millions of dead and ineligible voters heading into the presidential election. Eric Holder and his Leftist political appointees at the Justice Department have gotten exactly what they wanted. The Pew Center on the...
  • With massive errors in voter rolls, states move to data sharing, online registration

    02/14/2012 1:27:16 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 4 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 14, 2012 | Kathleen Foster
    An antiquated voter registration system is to blame for listing 1.8 million dead people as registered "active" voters in the United States, the Pew Center on the States concludes in a new study that shows millions of mistakes in voter rolls across the nation and recommends online sign-up. The study found 24 million voter registrations, or one out of every eight, were no longer valid or are significantly inaccurate. Beside the nearly 2 million dead potential voters, 12 million registrations had the wrong address and 2.75 million voters were registered in more than one state. "The system has been using...