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  • McAuliffe begins to grant voting rights for convicted felons individually after court ruling

    07/23/2016 9:52:36 AM PDT · by PROCON · 116 replies ^ | July 22, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Saturday he’s already begun restoring the voting rights of convicted felons one-by-one, after the state Supreme Court rescinded his executive action granting voting rights en masse to more than 200,000 people convicted of serious crimes. “Last night I instructed my staff to comply with the court’s order and individually restore the rights of the more than 13,000 Virginians who had successfully registered to vote following my April 22nd executive order,” Mr. McAuliffe said in an email to supporters. “Soon they will have their rights back and will be able to have a voice in their...
  • Orlando Terror Update (Weekly Update)

    06/18/2016 11:09:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 17, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Orlando Terrorist Worked at Company Hired by DHS to Transport Illegal Aliens The Secrets of Benghazi Are Back in the News Judicial Watch Sues Virginia Gov. McAuliffe Over Granting 206,000 Felons Voting Rights The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech Orlando Terrorist Worked at Company Hired by DHS to Transport Illegal Aliens We were not completely surprised by some of the disturbing details emerging from the Islamist terrorist massacre in Orlando, Florida. In particular, we were already aware of the killer’s employer. Our Corruption Chronicles blog summed things up: The ISIS terrorist who committed the worst...
  • Judicial Watch Sues Virginia Gov. McAuliffe Over Executive Order Granting 206,000 Felons Voting...

    06/14/2016 8:26:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 14, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Full title: Judicial Watch Sues Virginia Gov. McAuliffe Over Executive Order Granting 206,000 Felons Voting Rights (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced that it today filed a lawsuit on behalf of several Virginia voters against Governor Terry McAuliffe and other commonwealth official over McAuliffe’s executive order that attempts to restore voting rights to about 206,000 convicted felons. The lawsuit was filed in the Circuit Court of Bedford County, VA, requesting an injunction preventing the enforcement of ( Walker et al. v. McAuliffe et al. (No. CL16000358-00)). On April 22, 2016, McAuliffe signed an executive order titled “Order for Restoration of...
  • "We Just Want People to Vote!" and Other Lies the Democrats Told Me

    05/04/2016 3:52:17 PM PDT · by Benny Huang · 5 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | May 4, 2016 | Benny Huang
    White House College Reporter Day took an interesting turn last week when President Obama showed up unannounced to deliver a speech to journalism students on the importance of voting Democrat. He didn't actually tell them to vote Democrat, of course -- he just told them to vote, though there's no doubt which party he was hinting they should vote for. The message was about as subtle as a punch in the face. The students were listening to Press Secretary Josh Earnest drone on and on when the president suddenly burst onto the stage. Earnest feigned surprised because, you know, everything...
  • Wyoming voters choose Trump (65%) when they are allowed a vote; Cruz17%;Kasich17%. 4,083 total votes

    04/20/2016 12:55:28 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 35 replies
    Elections Board Results (NYS) | April 20, 2016 | Self-
    Wyoming County is picturesque rolling hills country dotted with apple orchards and maple groves located in the western part of the state. Both the state of Wyoming and Wyoming County are predominantly white 92% with similar per capita income. Where they differ significantly is in their ability to vote within a Republican Primary Election. Although the State of Wyoming has a population 10 times the size of Wyoming County, only a fraction of a percentage of Wyoming republicans are chosen to vote for the delegates that pick the presidential nominee. Wyoming County, NY had a 40% voter turnout in 2016....
  • Obama: People who love this country can change it

    08/08/2015 7:38:35 AM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies ^ | Aug. 8, 2015 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    President Obama's weekly remarks Hi, everybody. The right to vote is one of the most fundamental rights of any democracy. Yet for too long, too many of our fellow citizens were denied that right, simply because of the color of their skin. Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon Johnson signed a law to change that. The Voting Rights Act broke down legal barriers that stood between millions of African Americans and their constitutional right to cast ballot. It was, and still is, one of the greatest victories in our country’s struggle for civil rights.
  • Hillary’s Divisive, Reckless Rhetoric on Voting Rights

    06/08/2015 5:10:57 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/7/2015 | John Fund
    The late Saul Alinsky, the father of the community-organizing model that inspired both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, would be delighted. The man who championed moral relativism in tearing down the establishment (“In war, the end justifies almost any means”) is calling the tune of the Democratic party on voting issues. Last March, President Obama rhapsodized about what would happen under mandatory voting: “If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country.” Obama once served as the lawyer for the disgraced and defunct voter-registration group ACORN, and he is still toeing its line. Then last...
  • Hillary Clinton plays to raucous but HALF-EMPTY arena at black university

    06/05/2015 6:47:32 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 59 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 6-4-15 | David Martosko
    Hillary Clinton closed a three-day campaign fundraising swing through Texas and New Mexico on Thursday with a rare public appearance at Texas Southern University in Houston and a stemwinder on voting rights. She took no questions and spoke with no reporters, but angrily complained that Texas voters can present their concealed-carry gun permits as a voter ID, but not their college student identification cards. Clinton was received with wild applause at the historically black college, but organizers arranged the 8,100-seat basketball arena so that three-quarters of the seats were roped off and empty. They added rows of chairs on the...
  • Democrats Push Voting Rights for Non-Citizens to Ensure Election Wins!

    04/13/2015 5:37:43 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/13/15 | Leigh Bravo
    President Obama and Democrats have decided to cater to anyone and everyone except Americans President Obama in a recent interview, admitted that he would pass his agenda items by “hook or by crook.” Was he just waving the green flag to all Democrats to do whatever is necessary to win and in turn, further the liberal agenda? This seems to be the new platform for the Democrats. If you can’t accomplish it on your own steam and through the proper channels, then lie, cheat, and steal to get it done. By “hook or by crook!” Mayor Bill DeBlasio, Mayor of...
  • Vermont town could let those ages 16, 17, vote locally

    03/01/2015 7:20:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 1, 2015 9:09 AM EST
    Residents of Brattleboro, Vermont, will vote on a ballot item that would let 16- and 17-year-olds vote in local elections. Vermont’s current voting age is 18, and that wouldn’t change for state and federal elections. The proposal by Brattleboro resident Kurt Daims would move the minimum age two years younger for town elections. …

    02/17/2015 7:07:16 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 64 replies
    Democrat Keith Ellison thinks it’s difficult to vote in America and that it should be made far easier. Why does someone have to register to vote? Because voting is a privilege and it should be hard (relatively speaking) to vote in order to prevent voter fraud: About a hundred years ago, both political parties were caught STUFFING BALLOT BOXES with bogus votes, and the states decided to make it more difficult for a person to vote. So most of them set up a host of VOTING REQUIREMENTS, including REGISTRATION at least 10 to 30 days before an election. Most other...
  • The ugly history of the Democrat party part twenty six

    11/03/2014 9:04:23 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/3/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This final installment exposes the hatred Democrats have for all minorities and for conservatives. It wraps up the argument for never letting these people be in charge of our lives. Jim Crow Laws When the Democrats were forced at gun point to free their slaves they passed new laws called Jim Crow laws which added subtlety to their oppression. The result of these laws brought about de facto rather than de jure slavery. From 1876 through 1965 the Democrats did whatever they could to destroy the hopes and dreams of African Americans living in the old Confederacy. They made racial...
  • The Constitution and Original Intent are Still Relevant Today

    10/06/2014 12:17:14 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 4, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    Contrary to the assertions of critics of the original intent approach to the Constitution, super majority rules, such as requiring a two-thirds majority to amend the Constitution, “tend to produce desirable constitutional provisions” such as granting blacks voting rights and women as well, Michael Rappaport, a law professor at the University of San Diego, said recently in remarks at the Cato Institute. Rappaport coauthored the recently released book, Originalism and the Good Constitution, with John McGinnis of Northwestern University’s Law School, who also appeared in the seminar at Cato. McGinnis also noted that the problem with the original Constitution, regarding...
  • Voter citizenship issue goes before federal court

    08/24/2014 12:31:36 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 8-24-14 | Roxanna Hegeman
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by Kansas and Arizona will be argued before a federal appeals court panel this week as the states seek to force federal election officials to impose proof-of-citizenship requirements on national voter registration forms. At the crux of the closely watched case in the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver is whether the federal government or states have ultimate authority to regulate voter registration. Each side contends the U.S. Constitution supports its position. Monday's arguments come after the U.S. Election Assistance Commission filed an appeal seeking to overturn a federal judge's order...
  • What Liberals Really Want: 5 Goals for End of Obama’s Presidency (Voting, guns, student loans)

    07/18/2014 3:54:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 17, 2014 | Caleb Jackson and Noah Weiland
    From reducing student loan debt to expanding voter rights to dealing with the scourge of violent crime, liberals have laid out an ambitious agenda for the waning years of the Obama presidency. At a day-long summit Wednesday organized by Generation Progress, the youth division of the influential Washington-based think tank Center for American Progress, speakers such as Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi articulated their goals to a Washington audience of more than 1,000. Here are five issues that came up again and again at the Make Progress National Summit, and the...
  • GOP’s Impeachment Gambit (Voter ID & talking about impeachment equals Jim Crow or worse)

    07/15/2014 12:44:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Those who’ve found it difficult to connect with the racial history of post-Civil War America – when Black Americans were stripped of the citizenship rights they gained right after that conflict – should pay special attention to the national political arena now. Because the conservative movement, in its desperate mania to destroy Barack Obama’s presidency and neutralize the growing political clout of Americans of color, is dramatizing how that betrayal and the construction of a post-slavery racist society was accomplished. The tricked–up claims of “voter fraud” by state legislatures in order to deny Blacks access to the ballot box. Federal...

    06/26/2014 11:39:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Powerline ^ | June 26, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    I wrote here about Rand Paul’s unconstitutional plan to propose federal legislation that would enfranchise some felons. Now, Sen. Paul has addressedthe constitutional issue posed by such legislation. He argues, in essence, that states decide who votes in state elections, but the federal government has the final say on who can vote in federal elections. Roger Clegg makes short work of Paul’s contention: The U.S. Constitution itself explicitly gives the authority to decide who votes in federal elections to the states (consistent, of course, with other constitutional guarantees, like the prohibition of poll taxes). And the recent Supreme Court decision...
  • In rare move, Reid applauds Rand Paul

    06/24/2014 8:55:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    In a rare gesture, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) applauded Tea Party favorite Rand Paul on the Senate floor Tuesday to express his approval for Paul’s proposal to restore voting rights to ex-felons. Paul, the junior Republican from Kentucky, plans to introduce legislation to restore voting rights to people convicted of nonviolent felonies. Reid beamed over the development and noted that he introduced similar legislation earlier in this career. “I want to congratulate Rand Paul,” Reid said. “About 15 years ago … I offered an amendment here on the Senate floor that said if someone has been convicted of...
  • Jim Crow Prowls Paradise

    05/23/2014 12:58:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 23, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Imagine if a state didn’t let someone vote in an election because their grandfather wasn’t the correct race. Surely lawyers in Eric Holder’s Justice Department would be typing up a lawsuit as fast as fingers could fly across the keyboard. After all, Obama is the president who boasted he was a champion for voting rights, falsely we’d later learn. Eric Holder compared voter ID to a modern version of Jim Crow. But a recent federal court opinion shows Jim Crow is alive and well, and living in paradise. This week, the United States District Court in the Commonwealth of the...
  • Judge says ex-cons under supervision have the right to vote (Alameda County CA)

    05/07/2014 8:47:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 7, 2014 3:09 pm | Paige St. John
    An Alameda County judge has ruled that Secretary of State Debra Bowen erred when she told California election officials to forbid some 42,000 former prisoners and other felons from registering to vote. Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo’s decision Wednesday likely comes too late to permit former state inmates and others put under community supervision because of the state’s prison overcrowding to register in time to vote in the state’s primary elections. […] The case centers on Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision in 2011 to make room in the state’s crowded prisons by creating new classes of offenders—low-level felons who serve their...
  • Coming Soon: Blistering New Book on DOJ and Voting Section (Obama's Enforcer)

    04/14/2014 2:08:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Election Law Center ^ | April 14, 2014 | Christian Adams
    On June 10, a blistering new book on the Justice Department and the shenanigans inside the DOJ Voting Section is released. "Obama's Enforcer" by John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky will detail abuses of power at Holder's Justice Department. It has disturbing stories from inside the Department about Justice Department staff both giving a pass to criminal election activity as well as naming the names of those inside the Civil Rights Division who engaged in criminal activity. Amazon link here.
  • Rand Paul fights for felon voting rights

    02/20/2014 3:59:31 PM PST · by Innovative · 105 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.
  • Resurgent Holder pushes agenda

    02/15/2014 4:11:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 15, 2014 | Niall Stanage
    Conservatives hoping to celebrate the departure of Attorney General Eric Holder might be in for a long wait. The attorney general’s position has looked perilous at various points during his tenure. But these days, he seems resurgent, pushing states to strike down voting restrictions on ex-felons and fighting hard to restore some of the key powers of the Voting Rights Act. It has been an uphill climb. In 2012, Holder became the first attorney general to be held in contempt by the House of Representatives while, the year before, he had to retreat from his earlier insistence that suspects in...
  • Holder Urges States to Repeal Bans on Felons’ Voting

    02/11/2014 8:00:55 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2-11-14 | Matt Apuzzo
    WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Tuesday urged states to repeal laws that prohibit felons from voting, a move that would restore the right to vote to millions of people. The call was mostly symbolic — Mr. Holder has no authority to enact these changes himself — but it marked the attorney general’s latest effort to eliminate laws that he says disproportionately keep minorities from the polls. “It is unwise, it is unjust, and it is not in keeping with our democratic values,” Mr. Holder said at civil rights conference at Georgetown University. These laws deserve to...
  • HKonJ: Thousands march in downtown Raleigh

    02/08/2014 8:26:38 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    .newsobserver ^ | February 8, 2014 | THOMASI MCDONALD
    RALEIGH — State NAACP President William J. Barber II laid out goals for a diverse coalition of groups Saturday afternoon at a rally attended by thousands of people from all over the state and the nation who marched, sang, chanted, cheered and even danced through downtown Raleigh. Organizers said the “Mass Moral March” was intended to push back against last year’s Republican-led legislation in North Carolina. Barber called for well-funded public education, anti-poverty policies, affordable health care for all that includes the expansion of Medicaid, an end to disparities in the criminal justice system on the basis of class and...
  • MSNBC Panel: 2013 "Worst Year For Voting Rights Since 1877"

    12/28/2013 4:10:42 PM PST · by absentee · 26 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 12/28/2013 | Caleb Howe
    “I really think this was the worst year for voting rights since 1877 when federal troops pulled out of the south and ended reconstruction.” He goes on to say it’s not a similar situation. But then he goes on to say it’s totally the same thing. Harris-Perry tries to somehow moderate Ari’s outrageous comparison toward the end of the above clip by putting the words in his mouth that this isn’t exactly the same but sort of the same, but differenty. Or something.
  • Community organizer, elected president in 2008, Retires

    09/09/2013 12:33:43 PM PDT · by Red Statements · 3 replies ^ | 09/09/2013 | Steven H Ahle
    <p>He was born of a mixed race parentage, who graduated from Columbia University, and worked as a community organizer, before being elected president. He has now announced his resignation.</p>
  • Holder's Texas Vendetta: He Suppresses Voter ID Truth

    09/06/2013 2:45:56 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 4 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 6, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Voting Rights: While the Department of Justice sues Texas over its Voter ID law, analysis of Georgia's 2008 statute shows turnout increased among all groups, including blacks and Hispanics. Jim Crow, call your office. When on June 25 the U.S. Supreme Court freed southern states from the most onerous part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, ruling that continuing certain requirements could not be justifiably based on past voter suppression but could be justified only if current discrimination against minorities could be proved, the decision did not sit well with Eric Holder's Department of Justice. In August, DOJ's civil rights...
  • Eric Holder Tangles with Texas (On the Voting Rights Act)

    08/28/2013 6:32:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/28/2013 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Hillary Clinton is not alone. This week former secretary of state Colin Powell and ABC’s Cokie Roberts chimed in to agree that asking people to prove they are who they say they are when they show up to vote is completely beyond the pale. Then the Department of Justice joined in, launching a lawsuit against Texas over its voter-ID law last Thursday. Colin Powell is not known for his expertise in this area. But that didn’t stop him from saying that requirements like voter ID “are being put in place to slow the process down and make it likely that...
  • Eric Holder will “transcend partisanship” by overturning a Supreme Court decision

    08/01/2013 9:05:26 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/1/13 | Doug Book
    “This issue transcends partisanship, and we must work together,” said AG Eric Holder in a speech before the National Urban League in Philadephia a week ago. (1) The “issue” Holder referred to was the overthrow by the Supreme Court of the preclearance requirement–Sections 4, 5–of the Voting Rights Act. Thanks to the ruling in Shelby County v Holder it will no longer be necessary for selected states and jurisdictions to have all proposed changes to voting procedure approved (precleared) by the Department of Justice or the DC District Court. And how has the Attorney General decided to “transcend partisanship” and...
  • Sharpton Claim: I Briefed Hillary, Holder And Obama On Voting Rights Act

    07/30/2013 4:07:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | July 30, 2013 | Larry O'Connor
    Al Sharpton claims he has briefed Barack Obama, Eric Holder, and Hillary Clinton on the Supreme Court's recent Voting Rights Act decision. The MSNBC host took to the Huffington Post to criticize Bill O'Reilly for speaking out against black on black crime in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict. In his post, Sharpton draws a contrast between the crime issue and the recent decision rolling back portions of the Voting Rights Act. As Sharpton bragged about his critical insight and influence at the highest levels of power, he revealed that he has briefed the President, the Attorney General and...
  • Eric Holder Takes the Fight for Voting Rights to Texas

    07/27/2013 1:00:43 PM PDT · by Innovative · 33 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 27, 2013 | Hilary Hylton
    After a key provision in the Voting Rights Act was struck down by the Supreme Court in June, the Obama Administration turned to another tactic to seek pre-clearance for changes to election laws, starting with the Lone Star State. In Texas, following Holder's announcement, the DOJ claimed clear evidence of discrimination both in the past and present, and asked a federal court to impose at least 10 years of required pre-clearance. Holder also pledged to block a Texas voter ID law passed in 2011 that state Attorney General Greg Abbott had green-lighted immediately following the Supreme Court’s Shelby County ruling...
  • Kansas voting laws could face Justice Department scrutiny

    07/25/2013 7:17:58 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies ^ | July 25, 2013 | Dion Lefler
    Kansas laws could be targeted as the U.S. attorney general on Thursday announced a new federal offensive against state restrictions on voting rights. Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday that he is shifting resources in the Justice Department to pursue more legal action against state-by-state voting restrictions. He said his efforts will begin with Texas and expand to other states where voting issues have surfaced. Joan Wagnon, chairwoman of the Kansas Democratic Party, applauded Holder’s speech and said she’s considering contacting the Justice Department over the issue of more than 12,000 Kansas voters whose registration is “in suspense” because of...
  • After Supreme Court Ruling, States Rush to Enact Voting Laws

    07/07/2013 6:05:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/06/2013 | By MICHAEL COOPER
    State officials across the South are aggressively moving ahead with new laws requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls after the Supreme Court decision striking down a portion of the Voting Rights Act. The Republicans who control state legislatures throughout the region say such laws are needed to prevent voter fraud. But such fraud is extremely rare, and Democrats are concerned that the proposed changes will make it harder for many poor voters and members of minorities — who tend to vote Democratic — to cast their ballots in states that once discriminated against black voters with poll...
  • The Supreme Court has broken up a first-rate, election rigging scheme

    07/02/2013 8:57:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/2/13 | Doug Book
    Justice Antonin Scalia shocked liberal sensibilities during oral arguments in the recently decided Shelby County, Alabama v Holder, voting rights case. Providing his analysis of the 98-0, 2006 Senate vote to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act (VRA) for an additional 25 years, Scalia said: “Now, I don’t think [the lop-sided vote] is attributable to the fact that it is so much clearer now that we need this [law]. I think it is attributable, very likely attributable, to a phenomenon that is called perpetuation of racial entitlement. It’s been written about. Whenever a society adopts racial entitlements, it is very difficult...
  • Silver Linings in the Supreme Court Decisions

    06/28/2013 10:23:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/28/2013 | Matt Towery
    As I often say, "OK, I get it." People have very passionate views both on the value of the Voting Rights Act and its past requirements of certain states and on the issue of same-sex marriage. Polls show people split on the issues. Delving into the merits of the central issues involved in all of the major decisions handed down by the Supreme Court on these matters will obscure a valuable silver lining for devotees of our constitutional framers. In the instance of the Voting Rights Act, the court in essence said that to single out certain states based on...
  • MSNBC on Voting Rights Act: Clarence Thomas is a symbolic Jew inviting a metaphorical Hitler

    06/27/2013 7:45:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/27/2013 | AllahPundit
    Via Mediaite. If you believe Eric Holder is the Moses of our time because he’s the “chief lawgiver of the United States,” I guess you’ll believe this. We should be thankful, at least, for the creativity of the metaphor. Most of the nastier left-wing attacks on Thomas rely on lazy smears of him as an “Uncle Tom” or a “house slave.” If you’re going to go that far, you might as well go full Godwin. No sugar-coating.Semi-related: A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters consider radical Muslims to be the bigger threat to...
  • Left Loses Big in Citizenship-Verification Supreme Court Case

    06/17/2013 8:03:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 132 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 17, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    Something perverse happened after the Supreme CourtÂ’s decision today invalidating citizenship-verification requirements in Arizona for registrants who use the federal voter registration form. The Left knows they lost most of the battle, but are still claiming victory. ThatÂ’s what they do. Election-integrity proponents and the states are saying they lost, but donÂ’t realize they really won. The Left wins even when they lose, and conservatives are often bewildered and outfoxed in the election-process game. Earlier today, I called the decision a nothingburger. After re-reading the case and reflecting a bit more, itÂ’s clear that the decision was a disaster for...
  • Va. governor restores Scooter Libby’s vote rights

    03/03/2013 11:59:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 28, 2013 10:46 PM EST
    Former vice presidential adviser I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby is among more than 1,000 felons whose voting rights were restored in the past year by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, according to a report to the General Assembly. Libby’s name is listed in the Feb. 23 report on pardons, commutations, reprieves and other forms of clemency the Republican governor is required to submit annually. Without elaboration, the report says Libby’s civil rights were restored Nov. 1, 2012. … In Virginia, only the governor can restore felons’ civil rights. McDonnell has streamlined the process and, consequently, has restored the rights of more than...
  • US Supreme Court justices voice skepticism of voting rights law

    02/27/2013 2:15:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/27/2013
    The U.S. Supreme Court's conservative justices voiced deep skepticism Wednesday about a section of a landmark civil rights law that has helped millions of Americans exercise their right to vote. In an ominous note for supporters of the key provision of the Voting Rights Act, Justice Anthony Kennedy both acknowledged the measure's vital role in fighting discrimination and suggested that other important laws in U.S. history had run their course. "Times change," Kennedy said during the fast-paced, 70-minute argument. Kennedy's views are likely to prevail on the closely divided court, and he tends to side with his more conservative colleagues...
  • Key provisions of Voting Rights Act appear in jeopardy after high court argument

    02/27/2013 10:00:52 AM PST · by ColdOne · 17 replies ^ | 2/27/13 | Tom Curry
    Central parts of an election law dating back to the civil rights struggles of the 1960s, the Voting Rights Act, appeared to be in jeopardy Wednesday after the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a challenge to them.
  • Concerns raised over possible exploitation of mentally disabled voters

    11/03/2012 9:22:36 AM PDT · by thecodont · 25 replies
    FayObserver via Drudge Report ^ | Published: 08:48 AM, Fri Nov 02, 2012 | By Gregory Phillips
    Jimmy Green's stepdaughter had never voted before. The 57-year-old is mentally disabled, and Green said she doesn't understand the concept of casting a ballot. But this week, she called her parents to say she had voted for President Obama. The care home in Fayetteville where she lives registered its residents to vote and drove them to the polls, Green said. "My concern is that somebody told her who to vote for," he said. "She didn't even know there's two different parties." Complaints of uncomprehending voters being ferried to cast ballots surface every election. And in a presidential race as close...
  • Another big Supreme Court term kicks off Monday

    09/30/2012 2:51:59 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 56 replies ^ | 9/29/12 | MARK SHERMAN/Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — When last we saw the chief justice of the United States on the bench, John Roberts was joining with the Supreme Court’s liberals in an unlikely lineup that upheld President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
  • NAACP Urges U.N. to Investigate U.S. for ‘Racially Discriminatory Election Laws’ [Felon rights]

    09/27/2012 10:49:13 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 12 replies
    CNS ^ | September 27, 2012 | Patrick Goodenough
    Charging that millions of citizens, two-fifths of them black, have been denied the right to vote because of felony convictions, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People called on the United Nations this week to investigate America’s “racially discriminatory election laws.” An NAACP delegation visiting Geneva hosted a panel on the “disenfranchisement” of U.S. citizens and addressed the U.N. Human Rights Council, which is in session in the Swiss city. A delegate told the HRC that the right to vote was a cornerstone of democracy and that in the U.S. a patchwork of divergent laws and procedures have...
  • Obama campaign sues Ohio over early-voting restrictions

    07/17/2012 6:27:33 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Tuesday, 07.17.12 | STEPHANIE WARSMITH
    AKRON, Ohio -- More than 1.7 million Ohioans voted before Election Day in the 2008 presidential election - about 30 percent of all ballots cast. And nearly 100,000 of them voted in-person in the final three days before the November election. Noting the significance of those numbers, President Barack Obama's campaign filed a federal lawsuit in Columbus on Wednesday, seeking to restore the three days of early voting prior to Election Day that the GOP-controlled Ohio Legislature eliminated earlier this year. The suit was the first legal action Obama's campaign has filed in this election. "This lawsuit seeks to treat...
  • Is Ohio depriving Black Voters civil rights by using Jim Crow tactics

    07/16/2012 10:40:13 AM PDT · by Kfobbs · 13 replies
    Examiner ^ | July, 16, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs
    Some Democrat leaders in Ohio are alarmed by the recent decision by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted to deep-six extended hours and weekend early voting for the period leading to the November general election. The liberal alarmists’ volume has been turned up by recently primary deposed Cleveland-based congressman Dennis Kucinich. He insists that the secretary of state must reverse his decision in order to insure that urban voters have a chance to vote. Kucinich believes that this would be a show of good faith and a “vote for democracy.” Yet, it seems that the soon to be former congressman...
  • Chief Justice John Roberts Does It Again!

    07/02/2012 4:27:58 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 10 replies ^ | July 2, 2012 | J. Christian Adams
    I was just on the Glen Beck show on GBTV and had occasion to note that Chief Justice John Roberts’ opinion in the Obamacare case was familiar to me. It turns out that Roberts adopted a similar activist rewriting of the parties’ arguments in Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District v. Holder. Most people just call it the “MUD” case, but it provides some clarity about what happened last week in the Obamacare ruling. In MUD, a small utility district in Texas was challenging Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act as unconstitutional. (Shelby County Alabama and Texas are currently doing...
  • Voter identification laws may effect 2012 election

    01/27/2012 8:49:51 AM PST · by usalady · 12 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 27, 2012 | Martha R Gore
    Changes in elections laws have been enacted many times since 1790 when only American white males were legally allowed to vote. Included were the 1870 law that allowed former slaves to vote, in 1920 women’s suffrage came about, in 1924 the Indians Citizenship Act gave Native Americans the right-to-vote and in 1964, the poll tax was banned in all federal elections. These were all considered positive changes.
  • Voter ID: Holder Looks Through Race-Colored Glasses

    12/29/2011 4:35:52 PM PST · by raptor22 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | December 29, 2011 | IBD staff
    Suffrage: Fresh from using his race as a defense in the Fast and Furious scandal, the attorney general blocks South Carolina's voter photo ID law as discriminatory. Tell that to the Department of Motor Vehicles. The Palmetto State can't seem to catch a break from this administration. First, the right-to-work state gets harassed by the National Labor Relations Board over Boeing's expansion into a new plant. Now the Justice Department has blocked a voter ID law passed in May and signed by Gov. Nikki Haley. Both federal actions, along with a Justice Department investigation into Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, have...
  • Bill Clinton Calls Out Rick Scott on Ex Felon Voting Rights (FL)

    07/06/2011 2:50:50 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 40 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | July 6th 2011 | Staff
    ....“There has never been in my lifetime, since we got rid of the poll tax and all the Jim Crow burdens on voting, the determined effort to limit the franchise that we see today,” Clinton added. Clinton mentioned Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s move in March to overturn past state precedent — including under former GOP governors — that allows convicted felons to vote once they’ve served they’ve finished probation periods.