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  • Poll: Young People Don’t Like Trump, But They Don’t Like Voting Either

    07/19/2018 9:20:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/19/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    How much does the rumored “blue wave” rely on the youth vote? This is of particular concern for Democrats when it comes to the 18-29 demographic which regularly leans toward the progressive side these days. If a recent poll from the Public Religion Research Institute and the Atlantic is any indication, there’s plenty to worry about. (I actually picked this up from a Vox article, but the poll seems legitimate.) While the youngest voters seem to be quite vocal out on the protest beat, fewer than a third of them are sure that they’ll actually show up on election...
  • N.H. Supreme Court upholds constitutionality of voter residency bill

    07/13/2018 9:06:42 PM PDT · by bitt · 64 replies
    concord monitor ^ | 7/13/2018 | Ethan DeWitt
    A fiercely contested bill to make residency a condition of voting in New Hampshire was determined by the state Supreme Court to be constitutional Thursday, in a major ruling that clears its approval by Gov. Chris Sununu. In a 3-2 ruling, the court found that the bill, House Bill 1264, is not a burden on the right to vote, but rather a means to better organize state laws “in order to place voters and residents on equal footing as New Hampshire citizens.” The court’s decision, which came without warning, now sets up a high-stakes choice for Sununu. On Thursday afternoon,...
  • (Illegal) Immigrants find noncitizen voter registration easy

    07/12/2018 8:18:47 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, July 12, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Abdel showed up at his local Pennsylvania motor vehicle office to take his driver’s license test — and walked out having registered to vote, even though he is not a citizen. He said his command of English isn’t good and the computer system was unclear, but he somehow managed to sign up even though he knew he shouldn’t. Then there was Angelo, who figured he could vote because he joined the U.S. military, even though he wasn’t a citizen. He, too, signed up at the Pennsylvania motor vehicle bureau and registered as a Democrat. He then voted nearly every year...
  • Noncitizen voting has Boston residents worried

    07/10/2018 7:15:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 10, 2018 | Antonio Planas
    Some city residents worried about “watering down” what it means to be an American have hit the phones to object to a proposal before the City Council today to allow noncitizens the right to vote in municipal elections, Councilor Michael Flaherty told the Herald. “I got a lot of calls today from folks who are concerned we are watering down what it means to be a citizen of the United States and have the privilege to vote,” Flaherty said.
  • Rob Reiner: Voting Republican Is a Vote for the ‘Destruction of Democracy

    07/10/2018 5:17:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 92 replies
    brietbart ^ | 07/09/2018 | Ben Kew
    Film director Rob Reiner says that those who vote Republican at the upcoming midterm elections are endorsing the “destruction” of America’s democracy. In a tweet on Monday, Reiner made a rallying cry for people to vote for Democratic candidates instead of their Republican counterparts, who he described as sexist, racist, and anti-democratic. “Let’s be clear. At this point in our history, a vote for a Republican is a vote for institutional racism, sexism and a vote to enable the destruction of Democracy,” Reiner wrote on Twitter. “To Democrats: VOTE! To principled Republicans: VOTE DEMOCRATIC!”
  • Should 16-year-olds be able to vote? A majority of the D.C. Council thinks so

    06/28/2018 6:04:49 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 78 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | June 27, 2018 | Reis Thebault
    As scores of young people crowded into a hearing room in the Wilson Building on Wednesday, D.C. Council members saw the future of D.C. politics. “There are multiple future council members and a future mayor in this room,” said D.C. Council member Charles Allen (D-Ward 6). But before they run for office, Allen wants to make them voters. A bill he introduced in April would do just that, lowering the voting age to 16. If passed, the bill would enfranchise up to 10,600 16- and 17-year-olds, according to Census Bureau data. It would also be historic. The nation’s capital would...
  • California Democrat's Voting Scam: The Golden State does favors for illegal immigrants

    06/22/2018 8:27:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 06/22/2018 | Lloyd Billingsley
    “The California state budget on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk puts tens of millions of dollars into programs that could help undocumented immigrants fight federal efforts to deport them,” the Sacramento Bee reports, “including opening up $10 million to hire lawyers for unaccompanied minors trying to stay in the U.S.” For that crowd, the Democrats’ $200 billion budget has even more to give. The budget “expands funding for immigration legal services offered through the Department of Social Services and public colleges,” and “includes $1.6 million to build a team of eight attorneys and investigators in the Labor Commissioner's office at the...
  • Michigan Democrats propose lowering voting age to 16

    06/14/2018 7:07:18 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/14/18 | Justin Wise
    June 14, 2018 - 01:20 PM EDT Michigan Democrats propose lowering voting age to 16 Michigan Democrats propose lowering voting age to 16 BY JUSTIN WISE 34 TWEET SHARE MORE Two Michigan state lawmakers have introduced a proposal that would lower the voting age to 16 for state elections. Rep. Yousef Rabhi (D) and Sen. David Knezek (D) introduced bills in both the House and Senate on Tuesday. Knezek told the Detroit Free Press that 16-year-olds should be able to vote if they are old enough to get a job and pay taxes. "Young people are setting aside their differences...
  • Supreme Court rules in favor of Ohio 'voter purge'

    06/11/2018 7:48:32 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/11/18 | Lydia Wheeler
    The Supreme Court on Monday upheld Ohio’s "use it or lose it" practice of cleaning up its voter rolls. In a 5-4 decision, the court’s majority said the practice, known as the “supplemental process,” does not violate the National Voter Registration Act, which bar states from removing the names of people from the voter rolls for failing to vote. The court's five conservative justices voted in the majority, with the court's four liberals dissenting. Under the supplemental process, voters who have not voted in two years are flagged and sent a confirmation notice. Voters who then fail to respond to...
  • Election officials concerned by outdated voting machines: report

    05/31/2018 7:40:42 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/31/18 | John Bowden
    Voters heading to the polls this November in more than a dozen of the most competitive House races in the country will be confronted with aging voting machines that cannot be verified by paper ballots, according to election officials. Reuters reports that officials in 14 districts where congressional races are expected to be close are concerned about malicious actors accessing voting data and changing voter outcomes. In total, more than 140 House elections will be held in regions of the country where all or some voters do not have access to machines capable of providing a paper recount for auditors....
  • Iowa State University student files lawsuit against Iowa’s voter ID law

    05/30/2018 5:51:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jacqueline Thomsen - 05/30/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen - 05/30/18
    A new lawsuit alleges that Iowa’s new voter ID law violates the state constitution and will make it more difficult for some residents to vote. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday by the League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa and Iowa State University student Taylor Blair, is the first major legal challenge to the law since it was passed last year, according to the Associated Press. The law requires that election officials ask voters for a form of identification starting this year, including during Iowa’s primary elections on June 5. This year, those without ID can sign an oath verifying...
  • Young People Keep Marching After Parkland, This Time to Register to Vote

    05/20/2018 1:00:04 PM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/20/18 | Michael Tackett and Rachel Shorey
    WASHINGTON — The pace of new voter registrations among young people in crucial states is accelerating, a signal that school shootings this year — and the anger and political organizing in their wake — may prove to be more than ephemeral displays of activism. They could even help shape the outcome of the midterm elections. If voters in their teens and 20s vote in greater numbers than usual, as many promised during nationwide marches for gun control this spring, the groundswell could affect close races in key states like Arizona and Florida, where there will be competitive races for governor,...
  • State Dems don’t want Independents to vote in party primary (NY)

    05/15/2018 5:48:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/14/18 | Carl Campanile
    New York Democratic leaders say they want more people to vote — except they won’t allow anyone but registered Democrats to vote in party primaries. The New York State Democratic Party plans on blocking a proposed resolution at its May 23-24 convention that would allow independent or “unaffiliated” voters to vote in this year’s Democratic primary for governor. New York’s restrictive voting laws became a national embarrassment in 2016 as many younger voters realized they couldn’t vote for Bernie Sanders in the presidential primary against Hillary Clinton because they missed the deadline to enroll as Democrats.
  • Texas Voter ID Law Upheld

    04/29/2018 5:45:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2019 | Timothy
    The Associated Press reports that a Texas voter ID law has been upheld by a US Court of Appeals.  From the AP:“Texas' voter ID law that was twice blocked over findings of discrimination can stay in effect for the 2018 elections, a U.S. appeals court ruled Friday.It was the second major ruling over voting rights in the U.S. this week after an Arkansas judge on Thursday blocked that state's voter ID measure as unconstitutional.But in a 2-1 decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, the Texas law that critics have slammed as one of the...
  • Cuomo giving parolees right to vote via executive order

    04/18/2018 9:30:52 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/18/18 | Luis Sanchez
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said on Wednesday that he will sign an executive order giving all parolees in New York the right to vote. The announcement comes after he noted that the New York Legislature voted down such a measure. "I'm going to make it law by executive order," Cuomo said during a speech to the National Action Network’s annual conference. “In this state, when you're released from prison and you're on parole, you still don't have the right to vote,” Cuomo said. “Now how can that be? You did your time. You paid your debt. You're released,...
  • Don’t Fiddle with the Franchise

    04/15/2018 12:20:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    Tacoma Park, Maryland, became the first place in the U.S. to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in local elections. That was in 2013. Since then, two other Maryland towns have followed suit, while in Berkeley, California, the voting age was lowered to 16, if only for school board elections. Now our nation’s capital elbows its way into the trend. Last week, Washington, D.C., City Councilman Charles Allen introduced legislation “inspired by the high-schoolers who are campaigning for gun control and filled D.C. streets last month in a massive protest that mesmerized the country,” according to a breathless Washington Post....
  • It's easy to vote illegally in Nevada

    04/09/2018 11:29:48 AM PDT · by VegasVictor · 15 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | April 8, 2018 | Victor Joecks
    It’s easy to vote illegally in Nevada. All a non-citizen has to do is go the DMV and ask. The DMV uses the same form regardless of whether you’re getting a driver’s license, ID card or driver’s authorization card. The latter are for those, like illegal aliens, who can’t meet the proof of identity requirements for the other documents. At the bottom of that form is a voter registration application. The voter registration form asks if you’re a citizen and if you’re old enough to vote. What’s to stop someone from lying? Nothing and no one. You could get a...
  • Mexico Threatens to End Cooperation Against Violent Gangs [semi-satire]

    04/07/2018 10:47:07 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 April 2018 | John Semmens
    Irked at the prospect that President Trump may send US troops to guard the border against illegal immigration, the Mexican Senate unanimously passed a resolution that would end the bilateral cooperation between US and Mexican law enforcement agencies against the violent drug cartels that have run rampant along the border. President of the Senate, Pablo Escudero Mora defended the seemingly irrational move as “totally justified given the long history of US aggression toward our country. First they seized Texas. Then they invaded Mexico and forced us to cede California, and what are now Arizona and New Mexico to them. Now,...
  • California’'s illegal alien voting law is secession

    04/03/2018 4:03:35 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/2/18 | Lowell Ponte
    On April 12, 1861, the Confederacy opened fire on Fort Sumter, igniting a civil war that before its end killed more than 800,000 Americans. Mark the date April 1, 2018, April Fool's Day, as the day Civil War 2.0 began. On that day, the State of California began to automatically register illegal aliens who have driver licenses to vote. This new law immunizes illegals against any state criminal penalty for registering and voting. Leftist scholars say our states control their voting criteria and can legally register non-citizens to vote in state, county, and local elections. States, including California, however, may...
  • The Democrats’ Plan to Transform America

    04/02/2018 10:47:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2018 | Ken Blackwell
    The election high point this century for Democrats was 2008. They took the White House and Congress. They then hoped to addict Americans to government-provided medicine, causing people to vote Democratic forever. But the plan failed. Since then Republicans have won most elections. Not just nationally, for president and Congress, but also for governor, state legislatures, and other state and local offices. However, Democrats thought 2016 was the election they could not lose. But lose it they did. The presidency along with Congress and a record number of state governments. Which has made them desperate. Obviously, Democrats are out of...