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  • Senator Reid Scores Early Victory as Opposition Leader, warns against taking victory laps

    03/05/2015 5:46:19 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | March 5, 2015 | Siobhan Hughes and Michael R. Crittenden
    Politics and Policy Senator Reid Scores Early Victory as Opposition Leader But minority leader warns fellow Democrats against taking victory laps after homeland security win By Siobhan Hughes and Michael R. Crittenden WASHINGTON—Senate Democrats think they have had a good couple of weeks, including a win in a battle over immigration and homeland security funding, but their leader is warning members of his caucus against taking any victory laps. “We cannot be gloating,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said he told his caucus at a closed-door meeting on Tuesday. “We have a lot of things we have to...
  • Require Research Assistance..

    03/01/2015 4:17:56 PM PST · by DaleinAtlanta · 32 replies
    03/01/15 | DaleinAtlanta
    I CLEARLY remember an article or two, in the last 2 - 3 years (sorry, can't narrow that down), where Obama was talking at an event, and he mentioned something along the lines of...the Democrats has all these "extra" votes in California & New York, in elections, and if they could just take them and scatter them around a bit, they'd never lose another election. That was the general gist of it; I remember it clearly, I think I saw it on Gateway Pundit, and maybe Weasel Zippers made mention of it, and I know I saw it somewhere else,...
  • Legislators Missed 1,626 Votes in 2014

    01/06/2015 1:52:03 PM PST · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/5/2015 | Jack McHugh
    Michigan’s 38 senators and 110 representatives missed a combined 1,626 votes in 2014 according to the Missed Votes Report compiled by Jack McHugh, editor of MichiganVotes.org. The 2014 Legislature held 1,747 roll call votes, 936 in the Senate and 811 in the House, not counting purely procedural votes. This is up from the combined total of 1,256 roll call votes held in 2013, when individual legislators missed 1,093 votes altogether. In contrast, there were 21,162 missed votes in the 2001-2002 legislative session, the year MichiganVotes.org began. “The days of some legislators no longer showing up for work are long past,”...
  • Help Us Restore Election Integrity (MN-MVA)

    12/28/2014 11:52:13 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    Minnesota Voters Alliance ^ | 12-10-14 | Andrew Cilek
    Formed in 2005, the Minnesota Voters Alliance (MVA) is the only conservative organization in Minnesota, and one of a few in the nation, dedicated solely to expanding liberty through legal action, determined to strike at the liberal forces which degrade and reduce our freedoms. A critical component of that dedication is the ability to pursue an objective for as long as it takes to win. So, while we have achieved several recent victories in other cases, our commitment to changing Minnesota’s defective Election-Day Registration (EDR) laws continues in full force. Today, I am requesting your support for our impending lawsuits...
  • Obama Changes tune on immigration: Yes, I changed the law

    12/01/2014 6:31:00 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec. 1, 2014 | Byron York
    Did President Obama change the law or not when he unilaterally decided that millions of illegal immigrants in the U.S. would be protected against deportation? Until this week, both the president and White House staff insisted that Obama did not change the law and indeed could not change the law without the cooperation of Congress. Obama's move was just a revision of executive branch enforcement priorities, according to the official White House line. A Justice Department memo backed up the president's contention. "This notion that somehow I can just change the laws unilaterally is just not true," Obama said at...
  • Amnesty for Unamerica

    11/23/2014 10:33:34 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/23/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama wants to import illegal aliens while deporting American jobs. He wants to trade American jobs to illegal aliens for Democratic votes Obama’s excuse for his illegal amnesty will be that the immigration system is “broken” forcing him to act. But when Obama says that the system is broken, he means that some parts of it still work and so he intends to break immigration all the way through to benefit his own corrupt political allies. That will hurt his own voters the most, but the Democratic Party has a notoriously masochistic relationship with its voting base. It beats them...
  • Bill Clinton Predicts GOP 'Boogie Dance' Over Senate Win

    11/08/2014 6:14:48 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Nov 8, 2014 | Jordyn Holman
    Newsmax Bill Clinton Predicts GOP 'Boogie Dance' Over Senate Win Saturday, November 8, 2014 By: Jordyn Holman Former President Bill Clinton weighed in Friday on the results of Tuesday's midterm elections, suggesting that Congress and the White House can still "get things done" and reflecting on his experience working with a divided government during a period of intense partisanship. "The retrospective memory of my six years tends to be one that is airbrushed," Clinton told the crowd at USC. "For this time, what you gotta have is an agenda and get things done. There's going to be a boogie dance...
  • Obama May Have Been Elected With Illegal Votes

    10/28/2014 6:06:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 79 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 10/28/14 | staff
    A large number of non-citizens cast ballots in U.S. elections and it’s possible that the illegal votes were responsible for President Obama’s 2008 victory, according to an in-depth academic study that confirms Judicial Watch’s assessment that foreign nationals have helped Democrats steal elections. Non-citizens tend to favor Democrats and Obama won more than 80% of the votes of non-citizens in the 2008 sample gathered by the Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES), a large-scale academic survey project operated by teams of researchers from across the country. In fact, enough ineligible voters cast ballots in 2008 to conceivably account for Democratic victories...
  • Votes? Inherent Value or Political Means to an End

    10/27/2014 2:54:37 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/27/14 | Leigh Bravo
    When we lose our voice in the voting booth, the very foundation of our Nation will exist no more. With midterm elections around the corner, we have to ask ourselves if our voting system should be about the inherent value of our votes, or simply about winning elections? Currently, voter ID laws are the object of fights around the country in a game played out by politicians wanting to broaden their base and win elections. Unfortunately, the only losers in this game are the American people.
  • 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...
  • Is Obama The President We Deserve?

    10/07/2014 7:25:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/07/2014 | Bruce Thornton
    In 1920 H.L Mencken wrote prophetically, “As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.” Like the long tradition of antidemocrats from Plato to Founding Father Fisher Ames, Mencken believed that a democratic leader would reflect the self-interested aims and passions of the necessarily mediocre mass of voters. The disaster of Barack Obama’s administration invites...
  • Records: “Politiqueras” offered cocaine and money in exchange for votes (party not mentioned)

    09/02/2014 2:28:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Valley Central ^ | 8/31/14 | Cristina Garcia
    **SNIP** “A politiquera is a person who works for a candidate to encourage people to vote, to bring voters to the polls, to ensure that voters select the appropriate candidate, to pay voters for their votes”, according to court documents. Veronica Saldivar was allegedly given part of an “eight ball” of cocaine to bribe voters to cast their ballot for a Hidalgo County Commissioner. Court documents reveal a campaign manager distributed the cocaine in baggies to campaign workers. A voter told FBI agents Saldivar promised to pay $10 in exchange for their vote.
  • Short of votes, House abandons border bill at last minute

    07/31/2014 11:19:34 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/31/2014 | Susan Ferrechio
    The House abandoned efforts to pass a bill to deal with the surge in migrants on the southern U.S. border Thursday. House Republicans, who had authored a plan to spend $659 million on humanitarian aid as well as additional border security and judges, failed to garner enough support among their rank and file to come up with the 218 votes needed for passage. They plan to adjourn today until Sept. 8, which virtually guarantees no action on legislation until after the August recess. Republicans had to pass the bill entirely on their own because no Democrats were likely to support...
  • Reid backtracks on money votes (Exempt Dingy frightened about 2014 election)

    07/09/2014 4:38:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/09/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has upset some Democratic senators by backtracking on his commitment to put spending bills on the floor this summer. The broken promise is not sitting well with appropriators, but Democratic sources point to the November elections, noting appropriations bills attract a slew of controversial amendments. Keeping the legislation off the floor shields vulnerable Democrats from taking tough votes that could be used in campaign ads this fall. Reid told Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) earlier this year that he would set aside June and July for debating appropriations bills on the floor, but...
  • Freeper Research Help Needed

    06/19/2014 2:47:50 PM PDT · by RobaWho · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh | 6-19-2014 | Robawho
    On today's Rush program, he stated: "So Bush magnanimously said, "Okay, we'll do the vote again," and every Democrat -- including John Kerry and including Hillary Clinton -- voted for the use of force in Iraq. And then only a few short years later, they acted like it never happened. Some of them even went so far as to try to deny it." Can anyone link me to this 2nd, unanimous Democrat vote?
  • GOP Rep.: House ‘Probably’ Has the Votes to Impeach Obama

    06/16/2014 6:10:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 92 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6/16/14 | Josh Feldman
    A Republican congressman said in a radio interview today that the House probably has the votes to impeach President Obama, if things got so bad that impeachment became their only recourse. Congressman Lou Barletta told Gary Sutton that the issue of impeachment is an important one to address with Obama “absolutely ignoring the Constitution and ignoring the laws.” A couple of Republicans have floated the idea of impeachment and the House having enough votes for impeachment before, and Barletta’s no different, claiming there’s a good chance impeachment could pass the Republican-led House if they took a vote. “For those that
  • It's All About Vote Buying: Unemployment Benefits Extension Not About Helping Unemployed

    01/12/2014 7:07:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/12/2014 | Warren Beatty
    Last month, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said: "Economists agree that unemployment benefits remain one of the best ways to grow the economy in a very immediate way." Pelosi continued, "[It's an] ...essential lifeline that millions of Americans and their families depend on..." and "about the 1.3 million Americans who will lose the federal unemployment compensation on December 28 -- right in the middle of the holidays," and "...1.9 million more Americans will lose their state benefits in the first half of next year." Pelosi said that "economists agree," but I could not find where Pelosi identified those economists, nor could I...
  • Free Advice for the GOP

    10/28/2013 12:37:08 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    National Review -- The Corner ^ | 10-28-13 | Jonah Goldberg
    We now know that millions of people will lose their existing health-insurance policies thanks to Obamacare. Already hundreds of thousands of people have gotten letters from their insurance companies letting them know they’ll lose their coverage. Millions more are bound to get similar letters, particularly when the small-business mandate kicks in. They should also get another letter, however. And that letter should come from the GOP, either from Reince Priebus or, better, from their local GOP representative, senator, governor or whichever local politician makes the most sense. And that letter should, without stridency, hyperbole or annoying appeals for money, explain...
  • Press Release of Senator Cruz

    09/27/2013 11:02:19 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 62 replies
    Senator Ted Cruz ^ | 9-27-2013 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Press Release of Senator Cruz Cruz: Vote Latest Example of Washington Not Listening to the People Contact: press@cruz.senate.gov / (202) 228-7561 Friday, September 27, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) released the following statement regarding today's vote in the Senate to invoke cloture on H.J. Res. 59: "Today's vote by Sen. Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats to fully fund Obamacare was yet the latest example of Washington not listening to the people. "Obamacare is a 'train wreck,' a 'nightmare,' to use the words of its Democratic author and a union leader who previously supported the bill....
  • A Battle Won but the War Continues to Defund Obamacare

    09/14/2013 8:08:58 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 9-14-13 | David Bossie
    This week, thanks to a groundswell of opposition from conservative activists, the House Republican leadership decided to delay voting on their continuing resolution. Leadership would never admit it, but they canceled Thursday’s scheduled vote because they did not have enough support from Republican members. Using tactics that only Washington insiders could dream of, House leadership attempted a questionable parliamentary scheme which is known as "deem and pass." The goal was to give Republicans a chance to say they voted to defund Obamacare while simultaneously passing a bill out of the House that funds it. If that sounds confusing, that’s because...
  • Freshman Democrats Cause Pelosi Problems

    08/02/2013 7:12:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 8-2-13 | Mary Chastain
    Many freshman Democrats in the House are defying Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and not voting with the party on key issues. They told Politico they are there to represent their constituents and not make big points with House leadership. Dan Maffei (D-NY) has voted less with his party than any other freshman Democrat. He voted with Republicans to delay the mandates in Obamacare for one year. Fourteen of his colleagues joined him and Pelosi accused them of undermining her. Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Shultz (D-FL) took to the House floor to attack the defectors, but Maffei does not regret his actions:...
  • Senate votes to restrict abortion as women yell ‘shame’

    07/03/2013 9:46:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 7/3/13 | Lynn Bonner and Craig Jarvis
    RALEIGH The Senate, after a long debate that invoked faith, constitutional rights and health statistics, approved a bill that would restrict abortions by stepping up requirements for clinics and doctors. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 29-12 as opponents filled the gallery above and hundreds more waited outside. The bill now goes to the House. After the vote, people in the hall began chanting, “Shame, shame, shame.” A woman in the gallery who yelled “Shame on you” was arrested. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest ordered the gallery cleared moments before the Senate adjourned.
  • Byron York: Winning Hispanic vote would not be enough for GOP (told ya)

    05/03/2013 2:36:46 PM PDT · by jdirt · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 3, 2013 | Byron York
    After six months of mulling over November's election results, many Republicans remain convinced that the party's only path to future victory is to improve the GOP's appeal to Hispanic voters. But how many Hispanic voters do Republicans need to attract before the party can again win the White House? A lot. Start with the 2012 exit polls. The New York Times' Nate Silver has created an interactive tool in which one can look at the presidential election results and calculate what would have happened if the racial and ethnic mix of voters had been different. The tool also allows one...
  • Gun Control Fight Shows Signs Of Splitting The Democratic Coalition, And Liberals Don’t Seem To Mind

    04/03/2013 3:42:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 1 April, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    The debate over stricter gun control laws appears to be the hill that progressive Democrats want their congressional representatives to fight on regardless of the odds stacked against them – maybe even because of those odds. On Monday, one progressive voice on MSNBC’s Now called some Democratic lawmakers representing purple states “chicken” for failing to champion new gun control laws, even if that means risking the Democratic Senate majority and President Barack Obama’s second term agenda. The idea that Republicans and pro-gun rights advocates could defeat their progressive legislative aims is, apparently, too terrible an outcome to contemplate. They would...
  • White House chief of staff on assault weapons ban: "We’re going to find the votes,"

    03/19/2013 3:54:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Blue Grass Pundit ^ | 3/19/13 | wapo
    This brings back visions of a naked Rahm Emanuel accosting congressmen in the congressional locker room... Via WaPo: White House chief of staff Denis McDonough said in an interview Tuesday that Senate Democrats’ decision to introduce a gun control bill that doesn’t include an assault weapons ban does not constitute a setback for President Obama’s gun control efforts. In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, McDonough said the bill can still be brought up as an amendment and that there should still be a concerted effort to pass it. “We’re going to work on this. We’re going to find the...
  • House votes 253-167 to require balanced budget date from President Obama

    02/06/2013 7:47:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/6/13 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Republican-led House passed legislation Wednesday that would force President Obama to estimate when the federal budget will balance again — and outline the steps he proposes to eliminate the budget deficit. The Require a PLAN Act is part of a new Republican attempt to force Obama and the Democratic Senate to engage in efforts to cut the deficit. Republicans have roundly criticized Obama for submitting late budgets that don´t balance, and the Senate for failing to produce any budget plan at all in nearly four years. As expected, the
  • Politicians Playing Games and Fooling Their Constituents

    01/02/2013 8:32:06 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/31/2012 | Jack McHugh
    H.L. Mencken famously coined the term “boobeoisie” to characterize the gullibility of American voters. That’s probably unfair to regular people who — at least in our Founder’s vision — shouldn’t be required to focus very much on politics and government. But the term may capture the attitude of many politicians who are all too willing the exploit the “rational ignorance” of the average voter. A prime example is legislation to exempt from sales tax the value of a used car that is traded in on a new car purchase. Like daisies in the spring, this measure is introduced in every...
  • SEIU Worker Sought Fake Names To Sabotage LA Pension Switch

    11/21/2012 11:44:33 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | November 21, 2012 8:18 AM | Bill Polish
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A former Los Angeles mayor leading an effort to change pensions plans for newly-hired public employees says he has evidence that a low-level union member is behind an alleged illegal counter-campaign. KNX 1070′s Bill Polish reports Richard Riordan is hoping to amass enough signatures to put a plan to transition newly-hired city workers away from taxpayer-guaranteed pensions and towards 401(k)-style accounts before voters in May. Download: 2-fraud-bpo-w-rick-riordan-fmr-la-mayor.mp3 According to an email obtained and released by Riordan, an employee with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 721 sent out an email calling on members to sign...
  • Approximately 4 Million MORE votes for Romney than McCain (Vanity)

    11/08/2012 8:26:30 PM PST · by Strategerist · 13 replies
    November 8, 2012 | Strategerist
    Based on CNN vote totals and estimated percentage of votes in by state (a number of states still have less than 90% votes counted), through spreadsheet analysis Romney will end up with approximately 64 million votes; McCain received approximately 60 million votes. Of course, we can't know how the uncounted votes will turn out; my assumption is that it matches the relative percentages of the votes already counted in each state. I'd be pretty surprised if it ended up less than 3 million more votes for Romney than McCain. Even adjusting McCain's total upward to reflect growth in the voting...
  • 332,754 Votes Would Have Secured a Romney Victory

    11/08/2012 1:59:35 PM PST · by CreviceTool · 67 replies
    Quora ^ | November 8, 2012 | Richard Tabassi
    Ran across this on Quora: What is the minimum number of people who would have had to change their vote for Romney to have won? Richard Tabassi, Renaissance Ape, Occasionally Witty Biped Around 1/3 of a million in the right states. [1,2,3,4] EC 18:Ohio[1] Romney needed 103,520 people to win EC 29:Florida[2] Romney needed 50,869 people to win EC 13: Virginia[3] Romney Needed 111,985 people to win EC 6: Nevada[4] Romney Needed: 66,380 to win Total: 332,754 to win Electoral College There might be a combination that get him there in a shorter amount that I am not seeing yet,...
  • California Unprocessed Ballots Report (Over 500,000 uncounted votes from only 7 counties)

    11/08/2012 1:32:40 PM PST · by Strategerist · 3 replies
    During each election cycle, hundreds of thousands of ballots are not counted on Election Day. Elections officials have approximately one month to complete their extensive tallying and certification work (known as the official canvass). Most notably, voting by mail has increased significantly in recent years and many vote-by-mail ballots arrive on Election Day. In processing vote-by-mail ballots, elections officials must confirm each voter's registration status, verify each voter's signature on the vote-by-mail envelope, and ensure each person did not vote elsewhere in the same election. Other ballots that are processed after Election Day include provisional ballots (processed similar to vote-by-mail...
  • Vanity: Understanding the numbers.

    11/07/2012 2:31:08 AM PST · by Frapster · 14 replies
    Vanity | 11-7-12 | Self
    I spent a lot of time following the interpretations that many on here had been offering in regards to the polls. They made sense and that appeals to the Spock side of me. Yes, I'm a nerd. I'm looking for those who are interested in understanding why our interpretation of the polls failed to begin sharing their continued observations.
  • Obama Seems to Have Early Vote Lead in Key States

    11/04/2012 5:29:07 AM PST · by nuconvert · 58 replies
    -excerpt- No votes will be counted until Election Day but several battleground states are releasing the party affiliation of people who have voted early
  • GOP alleging Obama supporters traded pizza for Ohio votes

    10/29/2012 9:39:00 PM PDT · by staytrue · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 27, 2012 4:17 a.m. | Associated Press
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Republicans in battleground Ohio accused Democrats of possibly trying to buy votes with pizza. The Ohio Republican Party filed a complaint Wednesday with the Franklin County Board of Elections alleging the Buckeyes for Obama student organization at Ohio State University violated a law that prohibits offering something of value for a person’s vote.
  • President’s Ad Puts the Moves on First-Time Voters

    10/27/2012 12:45:00 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Oct 2012 | John Semmens
    A new ad from the Obama campaign aimed at first-time voters lurched into the realm of bad taste by comparing voting to losing one’s virginity. “You want your first time to be something you can always remember,” said Lena Dunham, creator and star of the HBO series Girls. “Voting for Romney would be like doing it with that Boy Scout your parents are always complimenting and hoping you will go out with. Voting for Obama would be like doing it with the boy they’re trying to keep you from seeing. Is there any question about who you really want to...
  • Fact Check: Does George Soros Own an Overseas Company That Will Count U.S. Votes?

    10/18/2012 12:31:44 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 9 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | September 13, 2012 | Becket Adams
    Does a major Obama donor own an overseas company that will control the U.S.Â’s entire vote-counting system? The simple answer: No. But letÂ’s expand on this because, obviously, it would be highly disturbing (to say the very least) if it were true.The claim goes something like this [as noted by Snopes]: The Obama administration has sold the processing rights of our votes in the general election to a company from Spain (SCYTL) It will no longer be possible to track and verify our votes. The CEO of the company donated the maximum amount to ObamasÂ’ 2008 campaign. And, according to...
  • Romney campaign files federal suit to ensure all military ballots count in Wisconsin

    10/15/2012 8:45:33 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 8 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | October 15, 2012 | Caroline May
    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign has filed a federal lawsuit in Wisconsin to extend the amount of time military and overseas absentee ballots can be returned. The federal suit came on the heels a campaign request to the state’s Government Accountability Board to extend the deadline after at least 30 Wisconsin municipalities failed to send overseas ballots 45 days before the election, which is required under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voter Act (UOCAVA). The campaign proceeded with the suit against GAB after their initial request was denied. “Because members of the military are often stationed in remote,...
  • Defense Department Brushes Off Absentee Ballot Issue

    10/09/2012 11:56:18 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 27 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 Oct 2012 | John Semmens
    Reports that a majority of the nation’s overseas soldiers and sailors won’t be able to cast votes in this election because the Department of Defense hasn’t made the effort to implement an effective absentee ballot process were brushed off by DOD brass. Secretary Leon Panetta said he “regrets that some of our valiant warriors will be disenfranchised,” but attributed the problem to “the need to set priorities.” “Among the lengthy enumeration of ‘things to do’ that are on my plate, ensuring that the troops get to vote is pretty far down the list,” Panetta said. “I have to meet with...
  • Chávez got reelected; What about the U.S. November Election?

    10/08/2012 4:00:21 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 6 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 8, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Chávez is said to have got fifty-four percent of the vote. Assuming that he did, why and does it augur anything for our own election? Here are some thoughts from my favorite Venezuelan blogger, Daniel Duquenal (pseudonym) about yesterday's election. A student of Venezuela, he lives and votes there. He also dislikes el Presidente Chávez, with good reason. The people who reelected Chavez today know exactly what they voted for. They know about crime and violence. They know about inflation and scarcity. They know about vulgarity as a way of life. They know about political prisoners while the most corrupt...
  • Obama to designate Chavez home as nat'l monument

    10/01/2012 5:12:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 1, 2012 | MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON — In a move aimed at shoring up support from Hispanic and progressive voters, President Barack Obama will designate the California home of labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument. Obama will establish the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument in Keene, Calif., during a campaign swing through California next week.
  • More symbolic votes please!

    07/19/2012 7:20:08 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 1 replies
    Self | 20120719 | Self
    Propose voting on all the hot issues every week in either house of Congress. Maybe the right should explore the possibility of symbolic votess. Seriously, explore this option and then decide to vote on all kinds of things. It makes the news and it is smart, right? It's free to a certain extent, and at least bit of the wealthy left-wing folks pay taxes and help contribute to the plan. Gold in peace, iron in war.
  • Florida leads nation in excluding ex-felons from the polls

    07/12/2012 5:56:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 12, 2012 | William E. Gibson
    One in ten Florida adults -- and nearly one in four African Americans – cannot vote because of a felony conviction, by far the highest rate in the nation, a report released on Thursday indicated. The report by The Sentencing Project, an advocate for voting rights, found that more than 1.5 million felons were disenfranchised in Florida in 2010, including 1.3 million who were longer behind bars. Florida, a big swing state known for close elections and snafus at the polls, sends an extraordinary number of its residents to prison and has imposed some of the nation's toughest requirements for...
  • House will vote today to repeal Obamacare but will not summon Roberts to testify. WHY?

    07/11/2012 5:51:29 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 27 replies
    7-11-12 | johnwk
    The House is getting ready to vote today on repealing Obamacare. See House debate on health care repeal: Boss Hogg or Groundhog Day ``That's why we've voted over 30 times to repeal it, defund it, replace it. And we are resolved to have this law go away and we're gonna do everything we can to stop it," House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters Tuesday.`` I am absolutely astonished that the House leadership would take up a bill to repeal Obamacare, knowing it will go nowhere in the Senate, while it has yet to exercise its authority to call upon...
  • Hispanic vote overrated?

    06/27/2012 8:35:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/27/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Both parties and both Presidential candidates have focused intently on the growing Hispanic demographic in the US in hopes of either maintaining an edge (Barack Obama) or eroding it (Mitt Romney). Both candidates addressed the NALEO conference this month, and both regularly run Spanish-language ads to woo these voters in the Southwest and in Florida. But will it make that much of a difference? National Journal's Josh Kraushaar looks at turnout data from primaries in these areas and concludes that the Hispanic vote may be significantly overrated: If there was any doubt about the importance of the Hispanic vote this...
  • White House Commie uses free ObamaPhone to buy more votes!

    06/25/2012 6:55:45 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 6 replies
    ObamaPhone.net ^ | June 25, 2012 | Stayfree
    Be cool, get a free Obama Phone and free minutes paid by the Gore tax(taxpayers)
  • A state-by-state look at the road to 270 (electoral votes)

    05/28/2012 3:49:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/28/12
    A state-by-state look at the road to 270By The Associated Press – 15 hrs ago An analysis of the state-by-state race to 270 electoral votes, the total needed to win the presidency, and where Democratic President Barack Obama and probable Republican nominee Mitt Romney stand now. The numbers reflect electoral votes: SOLIDLY DEMOCRATIC (186): California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. **SNIP** SOLIDLY REPUBLICAN (159): Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah,...
  • Will Democrats Win the Dead Vote?

    02/21/2012 12:04:22 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    CE ^ | February 21, 2012 | KEITH KOFFLER
    One of my dad’s favorite sayings was, “Live fast, die young, and leave a good looking corpse.”How about a corpse that can vote?An outfit called Project Veritas – run by James O’Keefe, who made the videos that brought down ACORN – ran a little experiment in New Hampshire Tuesday and found that without voter ID requirements, dead people were offered a rare opportunity to participate in the political process.Because you see, Mssrs. Obama and Holder, states want voter ID laws not to prevent minorities from voting, but to PREVENT THE DECEASED FROM VOTING.Attorney General Eric Holder has been waging an...
  • How do I (we) counteract the success of this birth control wedge issue? (vanity)

    02/18/2012 8:42:00 AM PST · by occam's chainsaw · 72 replies
    self | self
    Now that the left is successfully employing this wedge argument over insurance birth control mandates, what can we do on an individual basis to counteract it? I am suddenly seeing local boards and even my face book page being flooded with emotional posts by hysterical women who claim their uteruses (uteri?) are being attacked. They are being successfully distracted from the real issues and seem quite anxious to throw their vote away for red herrings. They have been tricked and I am trying to figure out the best way to dodge their emotional arguments and enlighten them. Some (most) of...
  • Early, absentee voting rises in Florida's GOP primary, making Tuesday less important?

    01/30/2012 5:56:09 PM PST · by varina davis · 35 replies
    Bay News 9 television ^ | 1/30/2012 | Bay News 9 television
    More than 600,000 Republicans have already turned in their ballots for Tuesday’s Florida primary. By Troy Kinsey , Capitol Reporter Last Updated: Monday, January 30, 2012 More than 600,000 Republicans have already turned in their ballots for Tuesday’s Florida primary. That's around 100,000 more early and absentee votes compared to four years ago, meaning the vote Tuesday may not matter nearly as much. Absentee voting began nearly a month ago. Early voting kicked off more than a week ago. The Republican Party of Florida's Brian Hughes says between 30 and 40 percent of the primary vote is already in. "The...
  • Gingrich Surging, Race 'Tighter Than Expected'

    01/30/2012 1:58:31 AM PST · by OPS4 · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Newsmax
    A new InsiderAdvantage poll conducted Sunday night of likely Republican voters in the state of Florida shows a significant surge for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The poll has former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leading with 36 percent of voters, followed by Gingrich at 31 percent. The Sunday results of 646 likely GOP voters are as follows: Romney 36 percent Gingrich 31 percent Santorum 12 percent Paul 12 percent Other/Undecided 9 percent "The race will be tighter than expected," Matt Towery, chief pollster of InsiderAdvantage told Newsmax. Towery noted that his poll showed a surge for Romney on Wednesday, with...