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  • Why Conservatives Win Elections and Lose the War

    04/16/2014 7:24:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | April 16, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On April 1, 2014, President Barack Obama triumphantly announced that 7.1 million Americans had selected a health insurance plan through Obamacare. In doing so, he nastily labeled his political opposition uncaring and unfeeling. "Why are folks working so hard for people not to have health insurance?" Obama asked. "Why are they so mad about the idea of people having health insurance?" That night, Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert sat behind his desk at "The Colbert Report," playing his version of a conservative: vicious, mean and cruel. "I wish I could come to you with some good news, but the worst...
  • Dick Morris: Democrats Conspiring to Rig Electoral College, Law Passed in 9 States So Far

    04/15/2014 11:40:27 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 84 replies
    A plan, now stealthily making its way through state legislatures with astonishing speed, would junk the Electoral College and award the presidency to the winner of the popular vote. The plan involves an Interstate Compact where states would commit to select electors pledged to vote for the national popular vote winner regardless of how their own state voted. When enough states pass this law, sufficient to cast 270 votes which is the majority of the Electoral College, it will take effect. So far, nine states and the District of Columbia, casting 136 electoral votes, have joined. This is halfway to...
  • EDITORIAL: North Carolina answers Democrats’ question ‘What vote fraud?’

    04/13/2014 5:52:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    It’s an article of the faith of the Democrats that voter fraud is nothing to worry about because it never happens. Kim Strach, the North Carolina director of elections, has living proof — and some dead proof — otherwise. She has identified 35,750 persons who voted in North Carolina sharing a name, birth date and Social Security number with someone who voted in another state in 2012. Another 81 North Carolinians voted after they died. Ghosts have no constitutional rights, not yet, but Barack Obama and the Democrats think rigor mortis need not keep voters from practicing good citizenship. President...
  • Obama decries ‘bogus’ voter fraud complaints

    04/11/2014 2:42:09 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    April 11, 2014, 04:52 pm Obama decries ‘bogus’ voter fraud complaints By Justin Sink President Obama labeled complaints about voter fraud “bogus” and accused Republicans of cynically trying to prevent Americans from accessing the polls in a fiery speech Friday at a civil rights forum hosted by Al Sharpton. Obama argued that attempts in some states to impose new voter identification restrictions were actually efforts by Republicans to make “it harder, not easier to vote.” And the president said that while voter fraud should be prevented, it rarely occurred. “So let's be clear, the real voter fraud is the people...
  • Audit Suggests Voter Fraud Widespread [I know it's hard to tell, but it is satire]

    04/08/2014 8:13:55 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 Apr 2014 | John Semmens
    An audit of voter registration rolls in North Carolina uncovered tens of thousands of duplicate voter registrations in which the first and last names as well as last four digits of Social Security numbers matched for voters registered in both North Carolina and elsewhere. The odds of randomly producing a single match using these three variables is infinitesimal. Nevertheless, the audit found more than 150,000 matches. In 35,000 cases, votes were cast both in North Carolina and in other states for the November 2012 election. US Attorney General Eric Holder rejected calls for a more comprehensive investigation, calling the findings...
  • Rob Lowe: 'I Want The Government Out Of Almost Everything'

    04/07/2014 6:04:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies ^ | 4/7/14 | Ericka Andersen
    Actor Rob Lowe identified himself as an “independent moderate” this weekend in an interview with the New York Times. Lowe, a former Democrat, spoke about his views on government, saying: “My thing is personal freedoms, freedoms for the individual to love whom they want, do with what they want. In fact, I want the government out of almost everything.” The former teen heartthrob and current Parks and Recreation actor spoke negatively of political party loyalty as well: “Belonging to one party is acceptable. But my days of just ticking the party box are long over. I judge the candidates for...
  • N.C. State Board Finds More Than 35K Incidents of Double Voting

    04/02/2014 7:13:57 PM PDT · by mcenedo · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | April 2, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    North Carolina’s Board of Elections found that tens of thousands of registered voters from the state have personal information matching that of registered voters in other states, and appear to have voted in states other than North Carolina in 2012. In some cases, votes were cast under names of individuals who had passed away before Election Day.
  • Linking California (Democratic) Sen. Yee's voting record to major donations

    03/29/2014 8:39:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 3/29/14 | John Coté
    As state Sen. Leland Yee aggressively campaigned in the 2011 San Francisco mayor's race, he blasted interim Mayor Ed Lee as beholden to City Hall power brokers with "selfish interests" and vowed to "throw them out" if elected. At the same time, Yee was allegedly soliciting $10,000 from an undercover FBI agent posing as a real estate developer who had already illegally funneled $11,000 to Yee's campaign, telling the agent to "cover your tracks," and boasting that "there's tremendous opportunity in local levels ... because whoever's gonna be the mayor controls everything." **SNIP** Instead, it's of a man driven by...
  • 78% Favor Proof of Citizenship Before Being Allowed to Vote

    03/25/2014 12:06:48 PM PDT · by usconservative · 49 replies ^ | March 25th, 2014 | Scott Rasmussen
    Excerpted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 A federal judge last week upheld the right of states to require proof of citizenship before allowing someone to register to vote. Voters continue to overwhelmingly support such a requirement. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 78% of Likely U.S. Voters believe everyone should be required to prove his or her citizenship before being allowed to register to vote. That’s up from 71% a year ago. Just 19% oppose that requirement. (
  • In The United States District Court For The District Of Kansas

    03/20/2014 7:18:25 AM PDT · by Twotone · 6 replies ^ | March 19, 2014 | Eric F. Melgren, US District Judge
    Does the United States Election Assistance Commission (“EAC”) have the statutory and constitutional authority to deny a state’s request to include its proof-of-citizenship requirement in the state-specific instructions on the federal mail voter registration form? The Plaintiffs— Arizona and Kansas and their secretaries of state—say it does not, and have asked this Court to order the EAC to add the requested language immediately.
  • In Defeat for Obama, Federal Judge Rules Arizona, Kansas Can Require Proof of Citizenship to Vote

    03/19/2014 7:55:03 PM PDT · by montag813 · 17 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 03-19-2014 | John Urban
    by John Urban | Top Right NewsIn a victory for fair elections, a Federal judge ruled Wednesday that Arizona and Kansas may require residents to prove they are U.S. citizens in order to register to vote -- a clear rebuke to the Obama Administration, which had strongly fought the move.The ruling by U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren, which applies to the federal voter registration form, imposes the same requirements as Arizona's and Kansas' state registration forms. Arizona voters passed such a requirement as part of the landmark Proposition 200, way back in 2004. But liberal justices had blocked the rule...
  • Federal judge: Yes, Arizona and Kansas can require voters to prove their citizenship

    03/19/2014 7:20:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/19/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Under the oh so august leadership of Attorney General Eric Holder, the Obama administration has been doing their very best to thwart various states in their individual endeavors to implement voter ID laws. In this latest iteration of that ongoing battle, the Federal Election Assistance Commission has so far refused to help state officials in Kansas and Arizona change federal election registration forms to include proof of citizenship. Both states have new voter-ID measures measures that require new voters to provide a birth certificate, passport, or other documentation to prove their citizenship, while the federal registration form only requires that...
  • Report: Pennsylvania Dem took bribe to oppose voter ID law, but never got charged

    03/19/2014 3:46:52 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | MARCH 18, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Pennsylvania Democrats reportedly were caught on tape accepting cash bribes, including one lawmaker who was paid to vote against a state voter identification law, but Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane shut down the investigation. "Before Kane ended the investigation, sources familiar with the inquiry said, prosecutors amassed 400 hours of audio and videotape that documented at least four city Democrats taking payments in cash or money orders, and in one case a $2,000 Tiffany bracelet," the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "Typically, the payments made at any one time were relatively modest -- ranging from $500 to $2,000 -- but most of...
  • Montana ballot measure urging equal number of men, women in Legislature passes first test

    03/17/2014 12:51:44 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 56 replies
    Politics - ^ | March 12, 2014 | Staff
    A ballot measure in Montana that would require an equal number of men and women to serve in the state Legislature is a step closer to getting on the November ballot.
  • Detroit Woman Dead for 4 Years Went on Voting

    03/12/2014 7:40:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/12/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    When politicians chant, “4 More Years”, this usually isn’t what they mean. But sometimes it is. Voting records are raising questions amid an investigation into the discovery of a woman’s mummified body in the garage of a foreclosed metro Detroit home.The body found last Wednesday in Pontiac is that of Pia Farrenkopf — according to her sister, Paula Logan. Authorities investigating the case haven’t released her name, but they have said that the woman apparently died in 2008 at the age of 49.According to a report in the Detroit Free Press, records show Farrenkopf as voting in the November 2010...
  • Voting Records Raise Questions After Mummified Body Found

    03/11/2014 7:09:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    CBS - Detroit ^ | March 11, 2014
    Voting records are raising questions amid an investigation into the discovery of a woman’s mummified body in the garage of a foreclosed metro Detroit home. The body found last Wednesday in Pontiac is that of Pia Farrenkopf — according to her sister, Paula Logan. Authorities investigating the case haven’t released her name, but they have said that the woman apparently died in 2008 at the age of 49. According to a report in the Detroit Free Press, records show Farrenkopf as voting in the November 2010 gubernatorial election. Officials say, however, that it may represent an administrative error. Oakland County...
  • Vote Buying Bill Advances on Party-Line Vote from House Elections Committee

    02/26/2014 5:34:37 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    Minnesota Majority ^ | 2-26-14 | Dan McGrath
    Minnesota Statutes 204C.18 and 204C.22 contain protections against vote buying fraud that have been in place in some form through court rulings and statutes as long as Minnesota has had a secret or “Australian” ballot, which was adopted statewide in 1891 with strong bipartisan support. Prior to the advent of the Australian ballot system, scholars and historians note that vote buying corruption was common practice, but voters would generally need to provide evidence that they have voted the “right” way to collect their bounty, typically ranging from $2 to $20 in those days. The proof could often be a mark...
  • Rand Paul fights for felon voting rights

    02/20/2014 3:59:31 PM PST · by Innovative · 88 replies
    CNN ^ | FEb 19, 2014 | Halimah Abdullah
    Tayna Fogle sat just behind Sen. Rand Paul, nodding her head and listening as he pressed the case with Kentucky state senators to restore felon voting rights.
  • Candidate for GOP Co. Chair arrested for fight outside Early Voting Site (TX)

    02/20/2014 10:43:05 AM PST · by Din Maker · 10 replies
    Radio Station KOGT, Orange, TX ^ | February 20, 2014 | Din Maker
    A candidate for Orange County Republican County chair was arrested for beating up a man outside an early voting site Tuesday afternoon. 70-year-old Jerry Wilson was arrested for Class A misdemeanor assault and taken to the Orange County, TX jail. Vidor, TX Police Chief Dave Shows said the victim in the attack was bleeding. He had a bloody nose, and injuries around the eyes and head. Chief Shows said the disturbance started at the early voting poll at the Vidor community center off Interstate 10. The victim was working for another candidate. The argument apparently started with a confrontation about...
  • BIPARTISAN BYPASS: Hick Signs Election Fraud Bill Into Law ( Colorado )

    02/19/2014 10:38:25 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | February 19, 2014 by
    Well, that was fast. Just a few days ago, we reported that liberal Gov. John Hickenlooper told The Yuma Pioneer that he would veto any bill without bipartisan support. Like many Coloradans, we thought that was a step in the right direction. That sentiment lasted less than a week. Last night, Gov. Hickenlooper signed into law the bill that opens the door wide for election fraud – the infamous H.B. 1164. The bill had no bipartisan support. ... Coloradans must hold Hick’s feet to the fire on his eagerness to break his promises

    02/19/2014 8:45:00 AM PST · by mandaladon · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Feb 2014 | BRANDON DARBY
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas—In an apparent violation of state law, Battleground Texas officials are exploiting legally protected information to turn voters out to the polls as part of the Democratic party's quest to paint the Lone Star State blue, a new undercover video from James O'Keefe reveals. The footage shows Battleground Texas volunteer Jennifer Longoria saying the group uses the phone numbers from voter registration forms in later efforts to boost turnout on election day. Texas Election Code prohibits the use of, or even the copying of, phone numbers provided by individuals registering to vote. “Every time we register somebody to...
  • Why Dems Are Willing to Flout the Law in Texas 2014 Election

    02/19/2014 7:04:21 AM PST · by Paine in the Neck · 13 replies
    Beitbart Texas ^ | 19 Feb 2014 | Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski
    National Democrats and liberal activists are taking enormous legal and political risks with the lawless activities in Texas caught on the Project Veritas tapes. But they see Texas as such a strategic prize that they believe it’s worth that risk, and that victory must be achieved at any cost. When registering voters, Texas law makes it illegal for a volunteer registrar to “transcribe, copy, or otherwise record a telephone number furnished on a registration application.” It specifically provides that you cannot copy the name, address, or phone number. Yet the latest video James O’Keefe has made public, focused primarily on...
  • Early voting begins Tuesday (Feb. 18, 2014) -- TEXAS primaries

    02/18/2014 5:36:37 AM PST · by deport · 15 replies
    AUSTIN — Texans can start casting ballots for the March 4 Democratic and Republican primaries. Early voting begins Tuesday. Secretary of State Nandita Berry says voters can cast early ballots through Feb. 28. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is Friday. Photo identification is required to vote in person. The general election will be held Nov. 4. What’s on the ballot? Finding my Polling Place
  • NAACP: Bring Photo ID To Protest Photo ID Laws

    02/10/2014 9:34:12 AM PST · by grundle · 18 replies ^ | February 9, 2014
    The NAACP planned a peaceful march to protest the requirement of voter ID laws on Saturday at the "Moral March on Raleigh." Organizers said 20,000 to 30,000 Americans showed up to the protest. Rev. William Barber, president of the state NAACP, stated, "We return to Raleigh with a renewed strength and a renewed sense of urgency. This Moral March inaugurates a fresh year of grassroots empowerment, voter education, litigation and nonviolent direct action." Read more here: In a flyer sent out entitled “Important Do’s and Don’ts for Marchers,” some very responsible marching elements were listed for people's safety....
  • Feds deny state bids to tighten voter registration

    02/09/2014 7:39:45 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 31 replies
    Administration Propaganda(AP) ^ | 2-9-14 | Roxana Hegeman
    Feds deny requests from 3 states to require proof-of-citizenship on voter registration forms WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Election Assistance Commission found Friday that heightened proof-of-citizenship requirements likely would hinder eligible citizens from voting in federal elections, handing down a ruling that denied requests from Kansas, Arizona and Georgia to modify the registration form for their residents. The decision came just hours before a court-imposed deadline in a lawsuit filed in federal court by Kansas and Arizona that seeks to force the commission to modify state-specific requirements for registering to vote in those states. Georgia, which has a similar...
  • Boehner Immigration Reform Outline Garners Praise

    02/03/2014 9:24:48 AM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 Jan 2014 | John Semmens
    House Speaker John Boehner’s outline for a prospective immigration reform bill received an encouraging “thumbs up” of approval from Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY). “With the Republicans agreeing on a broad-based amnesty we have a good foundation for the type of reform we need.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) was more cautious in her assessment. “I don’t want to say what John has done isn’t a worthy effort,” she declared. “However, legalizing these immigrants without giving them a fast-track to citizenship is unacceptable. They’ve been mowing our lawns and making our beds for under-the-table wages for too long. It’s time...
  • Wisconsin Republican aide charged with felony voter fraud

    01/31/2014 4:46:57 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-31-14 | ap
    MADISON, Wis.—An aide to a Republican state lawmaker has been charged with election fraud for allegedly voting in the wrong district in 2008 and 2010. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Wednesday ( that Marcie Malszycki was charged Monday with two counts of election fraud and pleaded not guilty. She allegedly voted in Onalaska in 2008 and 2010, when her home address was in Madison. The 33-year-old Malszycki is an aide to state Rep. Warren Petryk, a Republican from Eleva in west-central Wisconsin.
  • Cantor in a pickle on voting rights

    01/20/2014 3:54:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 20, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    The bill also includes a sweetener for Virginians. Under the old provisions shot down by the Supreme Court, the Old Dominion was one of nine states with histories of voter discrimination required to get federal approval before they changed their election procedures. Under the new proposal – which aims to update the formula dictating which states are subject to the extra scrutiny – only four states would be forced to seek such approval. Virginia is not among them. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), a long-time voting rights champion and a lead sponsor of the updated protections, noted Thursday that Rep. Spencer...
  • Dear International News Agencies Imbeciles (Egyptian Voting Videos at Link)

    01/18/2014 9:16:54 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Eman Nabih ^ | January 17, 2014 | Eman Nabih
    I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being. ” said Jackie Robinson” If you want Egyptians to respect you, you better respect yourselves and treat us fairly. You can criticize us, disagree with us but with honesty and fairness, not by false accusations and fierce attacks, and ruining the reputation of our country in front of your public opinion and misleading your readers and spreading lies and fabricated narrative stories. Your job is to publish facts and not to incite for violence or biased to terrorism against...
  • MSNBC’s Alex Wagner: Voting is fine. IF YOU HATE WOMEN.

    01/15/2014 8:44:22 AM PST · by absentee · 56 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/15/2014 | Caleb Howe
    This image was posted on the MSNBC tumblr this week: Not just in the spirit, in the practice. So Wagner thinks that our laws should create gender parity in Congress. I wonder what those laws would be. Would she have men barred from running for Senate in a state that already has a male Senator? What about in congressional districts? What about people who run unopposed? Or perhaps she'd rather have the laws create parity after the election. Once we see who got elected we just, what, have a committee pick gender appropriate replacements for the incorrectly elected? And what...
  • The price of political ignorance: More government

    01/02/2014 10:02:16 AM PST · by DWar · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 1, 2014 | George Will
    It was naughty of Winston Churchill to say, if he really did, that “the best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” Nevertheless, many voters’ paucity of information about politics and government, although arguably rational, raises awkward questions about concepts central to democratic theory, including consent, representation, public opinion, electoral mandates and officials’ accountability.
  • Report: New York Investigators Obtain Fraudulent Ballots 97 Percent of Time

    12/31/2013 10:30:34 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    National Review -- The Corner ^ | 12-31-13 | John Fund
    New York City’s Department of Investigation (DOI) has just shown how easy it is to commit voter fraud that is almost undetectable. Its undercover agents were able to obtain ballots for city elections a total of 61 times — 39 times using the names of dead people, 14 times using the names of incarcerated felons, and eight times using the names of non-residents. On only two occasions, or about 3 percent of the time, were the agents stopped by polling-place officials. In one of the two cases, an investigator was stopped only because the felon he was trying to vote...
  • [Gov] Perry names Houston lawyer secretary of state [Nandita Berry, wife of Michael Berry]

    12/19/2013 11:36:24 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 19, 2013 | Peggy Fikac
    AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday appointed Houston lawyer Nandita Berry to be secretary of state, succeeding John Steen Jr. of San Antonio, who announced his resignation this month. Berry's appointment, effective Jan. 7, will make her the first Indian-American to hold the position of chief elections officer for Texas, Perry said. "Nandita Berry personifies what is possible through hard work and dedication in the state of Texas," Perry said in a statement announcing the appointment. She was 21 when she arrived from India "with nothing but $200 to her name" and has become "one of the most accomplished...
  • If liberals love Mandela then this should be a debate ending fact on Voter ID laws...

    12/11/2013 5:11:52 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-11-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Hot on the heels of my earlier post about how Nelson Mandela's death has been a real revelation of liberal stupidity and ignorance comes a story from the Daily Caller about how one liberal group called One Wisconsin Now is using his death, and their perception of his legacy to call on Republicans to end their fight for Voter ID laws (because that should be reserved for REALLY BIG DEALS, like for cashiers at any store after you have the temerity to flash your credit card).Well, stupid is as liberal does. And not only does South Africa REQUIRE an ID to...
  • D.C. Wants to Let Non-U.S. Citizens Vote in Elections

    12/10/2013 11:17:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 10, 2013
    Amid a number of scandals that have made national headlines, the elected officials running Washington D.C.’s perpetually corrupt local government have come up with another winner—a bill to allow non U.S. citizens vote in elections. It’s simply business as usual for local government in the District of Columbia, still renowned for the appearance of Mayor Marion Barry in an FBI surveillance video smoking crack. Since being convicted—and serving time—for cocaine possession Barry has been elected to the D.C. Council multiple times and has been embroiled in a number of scandals, including taking cash payments from city contractors, failing to pay...
  • Arizona Immigration Activists Oppose Proof of Citizenship to Vote

    12/02/2013 9:55:29 AM PST · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Nov 2013 | John Semmens
    Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett’s plan to require proof of citizenship in order to register to vote in his state was assailed by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. “There is no need for this,” MALDEF attorney Nina Perales insisted. “The US Supreme Court has already ruled that federal law trumps state law on this issue.” Federal law merely requires that those registering to vote attest that they are citizens. They are not required to provide any documentary proof. “Mr. Bennett’s suspicion that people could falsely swear denigrates the integrity of every Latino,” Perales complained. “Not everyone...
  • Vanity - How is this different?

    11/30/2013 11:44:43 AM PST · by MarkL · 40 replies
    Me | 11/30/2013 | Me
    The other day as I was driving, I was listening to a Fox News show on Sat Radio (free demo for a couple more days). Anyway, the host was interviewing recent graduates, and the typical questions (who did you vote for? Why did you vote the way you did?) were getting the typical answers, but then I heard something that just really clicked and made me wonder. The host asked who would vote for Hillary in 2016, and I guess there was only 1 guy who raised his hand. (the following is very much paraphrased) When the host asked why,...
  • Former Abortion Clinic Owner Leads Democratic Candidates for Pennsylvania Governor

    11/27/2013 6:51:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Want to know which candidate for governor Pennsylvania Democrats prefer? According to a new survey released today, the answer is a former owner of an abortion clinic. Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Allyson Schwartz refuses to say if, when she ran an abortion business in the state, she would refer women to Kermit Gosnell’s infamous abortion facility. But she is leading all Democratic candidates for governor. From a poll: Things are pretty wide open when it comes to the Democratic primary for Governor. The leader is undecided, with 27% of voters unsure on who they want the nominee to be. Allyson Schwartz...
  • Activists oppose continued effort to require citizenship proof to vote

    11/25/2013 2:50:13 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 14 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | November 23, 2013 12:00 am | By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Attorneys for four Arizona groups involved with voter registration are trying to get a federal judge to kill a bid by Secretary of State Ken Bennett to require proof of citizenship from all who register to vote. Nina Perales of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund said the U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that Arizona cannot enforce its documentation requirement on those who use a registration form from the federal Election Assistance Commission. Perales said  Bennett’s lawsuit “is essentially trying to make an end run around the U.S. Supreme Court decision.” But Bennett...
  • Maryland to Return to Paper Ballots in 2016.

    11/25/2013 9:23:42 AM PST · by A'elian' nation · 18 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 11/20/2013 | Pat Warren
    The state of Maryland is returning to the paper ballot in 2016. “When we say `paper ballot,’ what do we mean?” said Linda Lamone, State Board of Elections. Which brings up the irony and another candidate for the Coburn government waste file. “Then we have to do a very extensive public outreach because the voters in Maryland have been using a very different voting system,” Lamone said. “We need to make sure people know how to vote when they go to the polls in 2016.” Yes, the low information voter will have to be trained on how to use something...
  • Arapahoe DA Brauchler charges four after voter fraud investigation ( Colorado )

    11/22/2013 2:36:59 PM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | November 22, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    <p>DENVER — Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler has charged four individuals with misdemeanors after a lengthy voter fraud investigation of more than 40 people.</p> <p>The investigation started last summer after Secretary of State Scott Gessler informed Brauchler’s office of 41 people in the 18th Judicial District who appeared as thought they might have been voting illegally.</p>
  • Record early voting in Albuquerque’s “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance”

    11/15/2013 11:10:18 PM PST · by Amish · 17 replies
    NRL News ^ | Nov. 11, 2013 | Dave Andrusko
    The city clerk’s office has informed KRQE-TV that there’s been a record number for early voting on a proposed ordinance. What has caused over 23,000 people to vote as of this morning? The city of Albuquerque’s “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance,” which would ban abortions after 20 weeks, the juncture by which science shows the unborn child can experience pain. Early voting ends November 15th and Election Day is November 19th. (There is also a run-off election in one city council district that will give the city a new councilor.) There are four known late abortion centers in the...
  • Visual Map: Voting Relationships in the US Senate

    11/14/2013 8:13:02 PM PST · by DubbleBlubble · 15 replies
    WWW ^ | 11/14/2013 | Self
    See the corruption, your gut instincts are correct.
  • HHS Resurrects 'ACORN' Through ObamaCare [VOTER REGISTRATION!]

    11/12/2013 11:41:19 AM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 8 replies ^ | April 03, 2013 | Mike FLynn
    ObamaCare provides millions of dollars in grants to hire community activists and others as "navigators" to assist individuals enroll in health insurance provided by state or federal exchanges and, according to recent reports, register people to vote. In a new rule proposed Wednesday, HHS lays out numerous guidelines for these "navigators", including paying them up to $48/hour for their work. The rule, guidelines and voter registration effort are a potential vehicle to resurrect ACORN or an ACORN-like entity.
  • Colorado Taxpayers Reject Tax Increases, Choose Growth

    11/07/2013 1:56:29 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 4 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 11-7-13 | Ben Wilterdink
    On Tuesday a ballot measure to raise income taxes on Coloradans to raise funds for increased education spending failed. In fact, the measure, Amendment 66, didn’t just fail–it went down in flames. The measure was defeated by a 32 percent margin. This major defeat was in spite of the fact that the measure’s backers outspent the opponents by a large margin, raising $10 million to support the initiative, including a $1 million each from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Bill and Melinda Gates. Amendment 66 would have eliminated Colorado’s flat rate income tax of 4.63 percent in favor of...
  • Activist Training @ Harvard

    11/01/2013 9:46:19 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 31, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When a course is entitled “History of the U. S. for Policymakers, Activists, and Citizens,” you can bet that the target audience is the second group of constituents. According to the Kennedy School at Harvard, “This is a course intended for policy students, both from the U.S. and from abroad, who would like to enlarge or shore up their knowledge of U.S. history. The course will deal with the major themes, issues, and turning points in the evolution of the modern U.S. (largely post-1900) with an eye towards developments that are likely to be relevant to understanding current and future...
  • Does Government Dependency Influence Voting Behavior?

    10/24/2013 8:08:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/24/2013 | David Waciski
    Alexis de Tocqueville once prophesied "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." The Left vehemently denies that their social spending is anything but altruistic. Any correlation between federal spending on individual aid and voting behavior would reveal this altruism to be politically self-serving. The Left's denial (e.g., Klein, Matthews, Altman, Ponnuru) is often based on state-level observations and Moran has claimed that red states receive greater benefit from federal spending than blue states.The Right (e.g., Bauer and Romney) innately believes that federal largesse buys votes, but has...
  • Lawmakers: Latest voter fraud conviction makes case for voter ID

    10/23/2013 7:51:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-22-13 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON — Chad Gigowski is a convict, pleading guilty last month to felony voter fraud for voting twice in the 2012 presidential election. He was sentenced to six months in jail, though granted work release privilege with 2 1/2 years probation to follow. That much is clear through court records and media accounts of the 28-year-old Milwaukee man’s sentencing Thursday in Milwaukee County Court. We also know Gigowski claimed he was high on booze and drugs when he cast his ballots, and that he was not part of any organized election fraud effort, according to a story in the Milwaukee...
  • Starship Troopers and the Right to Vote

    10/20/2013 7:55:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    Making It Up As I Go..... ^ | November 7, 2011 | Dan Thompson
    Tomorrow is election day here in the U.S., though it’s an off-year, so it’s mostly local elections, bond votes, and the occasional state constitutional amendment. I plan on voting, and I vote every chance I get. In fact, it’s a bit strange that I haven’t already voted because I’ve become a big fan of early voting in the last few years. (Notably, I had to bust out of the hospital to vote in the 2008 presidential primary, so I don’t like to leave things until election day.) Voting and science fiction almost inevitably brings up Robert Heinlein’s novel “Starship Troopers.”...
  • Who Expected Premiums to Skyrocket with Obamacare? We Did!

    10/19/2013 6:32:27 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | October 18, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Therese in Detroit. Therese, glad you called. Great to have you. Open Line Friday. Hi. CALLER: Hi. How are you? RUSH: Superb. How are you? CALLER: Well, our accountant came in today for a visit, and we always talk about Obamacare, and he told us that he got a letter from Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He lives in North Carolina, but he does business in both states, and for him and his wife and two kids, the premium went from $800 a month up to $1700 a month, and his deductible went from $3,000... RUSH: Whoa ho!...