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  • How Ballot-Harvesting Became The New Way To Steal An Election

    12/14/2018 1:48:48 PM PST · by detective · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 14, 2018 | Eric Eggers
    America’s electoral obsession isn’t Russian meddling anymore. It’s ballot-harvesting, a long-disputed practice implicated in fraud that’s come to the fore with the nationwide embrace of absentee voting in recent years — and especially in last month’s midterms. With ballot-harvesting, paper votes are collected by intermediaries who deliver them to polling officials, presumably increasing voter turnout but also creating opportunities for mischief.
  • Byron York: Why Republicans 'shrug off' the Michael Cohen case

    12/13/2018 1:53:50 PM PST · by libstripper · 17 replies
    Washingtpon Examiner ^ | Dec. 13, 2018 | Byron York
    Democrats and media commentators are noting that many Republicans are "shrugging off" the fact that Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to felony campaign finance violations which prosecutors say President Trump directed him to commit. The president, they say, is "implicated in two felonies." How could GOP lawmakers shrug that off? * * * In that spirit, with the Cohen case, some of the best conservative thinkers on campaign finance are arguing that Cohen's offense, to which he has pleaded guilty, wasn't really an offense at all. And it certainly wasn't an offense for which President Trump could be prosecuted.
  • Former election commissioner: Cohen and Trump didn't violate campaign finance law

    12/12/2018 11:02:51 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/12/18 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Trump-haters hoping the president’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, will provide the evidence needed to impeach the president and perhaps even “lock him up” are likely headed for a bitter disappointment. The Cohen guilty pleas are likely irrelevant to the fate of President Trump. That’s because in my judgment – as someone who served for two years as a member of the Federal Election Commission – the campaign finance law violations Cohen pleaded guilty to committing, allegedly at Donald Trump’s direction, aren’t really violations. If I’m right – that is, if Cohen didn’t really violate campaign finance law, despite his...
  • One Man Asked For Nearly 600 Absentee Ballots In Bladen County

    12/06/2018 7:30:45 AM PST · by mooncoin · 51 replies
    WUNC ^ | 12/6/2018 | Jason Debruyn
    One man – McCrae Dowless – filed in-person requests for 592 absentee ballots at the Bladen County Board of Elections in the month's leading up to this year's midterm election. That's more than twice any other single applicant and accounts for 44 percent of the 1,341 in-person absentee ballot requests made at the Bladen County Board of Elections.
  • California's 'Grand Theft Election'

    12/05/2018 8:11:18 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/05/18 | Katy Grimes
    California's People's House has become a den of thieves On election night, California Republicans were heading for victories. Less than one month later, while ballots are still being counted, half of California’s Republican Congressional races were flipped by Democrat challengers, none of whom have ever held an elected public office. Republicans lost election night leads for five members of Congress, three state Assembly races, two state Senate seats and a Board of Equalization candidate, Shawn Steel wrote in a column this week.
  • Political Operative Convicted of Federal Campaign Finance Crimes in Two Congressional Campaigns

    12/03/2018 6:57:12 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    Justice.gov ^ | 12-3- | Justice.gov
    A jury sitting in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania convicted longtime political operative Kenneth Smukler, 58, of Villanova, Pennsylvania, today on charges of making and concealing illegal campaign contributions in two Congressional primary elections, and of obstructing justice in an investigation by the Federal Election Commission (FEC), announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. “Today’s convictions demonstrate the Department of Justice’s commitment to ensuring a level playing field in the financing of federal elections,” said Assistant Attorney General Benczkowski. “We will hold...
  • President George H. W. Bush Blamed the Fed for his 1992 Reelection Loss – And the Fed is Doing ..

    12/02/2018 12:30:27 PM PST · by bitt · 50 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 12/2/2018 | Jim Hoft
    The Fed has done all they can to derail Republican Presidents for the past half century. President George H. W. Bush blamed the Fed for his loss in 1992. George H. W. Bush believed balancing the budget was his top priority, but his efforts to do so were constantly hindered by his “no new taxes” pledge. He held conservative views on government spending and believed that issues like homelessness and crime were important, but that the government should not use more tax money to fix such issues. Bush agreed to a budget agreement in 1990 which looked to the long-run...
  • Texas woman with four children gets eight years in jail for voter fraud

    11/28/2018 6:19:50 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 46 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11-28-2018 | Jane Timm
    A Texas appeals court upheld the conviction of green card holder Rosa Maria Ortega for voter fraud on Wednesday, cementing a sentence of eight years in jail and a likely deportation. Ortega, a mother of four, reportedly thought she was able to vote because she was a permanent resident. She voted five times between 2004 and 2014 — once for the attorney general, Ken Paxton, who later prosecuted her, according to her attorney. She also reportedly served as a poll worker. "She doesn't know. She's got this [green] card that says 'resident' on it, so she doesn’t mark that she's...
  • Voting Day - A poem

    11/28/2018 5:08:06 AM PST · by vannrox
    eatgrewldog ^ | November 28, 2018 | unattributed
    Voting day Posted on November 28, 2018 Raven Standing on a Gallows with a Swinging Noose on a ... You have lied and betrayed To get your way You sit in power And still get paid But there are footsteps Marching Beat by beat This time On a different street And they are coming Coming for you To cast their vote Around your throat
  • Cindy Hyde-Smith has won the election, according to A.P.

    11/27/2018 7:36:09 PM PST · by kyneocon · 66 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2018-11-27 | Kyneocon
    Cindy Hyde-Smith, a Republican who was appointed to the Senate this year, faces Mike Espy, a Democrat and former congressman, in a special election runoff on Tuesday after neither candidate won a majority on Election Day. The election was held to fill the seat of Senator Thad Cochran, who retired earlier this year for health reasons.
  • MISSISSIPPI ELECTION NOV 27 LIVE THREAD

    11/27/2018 3:53:53 PM PST · by goldstategop · 611 replies
    Final election tonight in Mississippi for the US Senate and a few House races.
  • Vanity - POTUS, Trump said it all. Vote for Cindy Hyde-Smith for MS Senator today!!!

    11/27/2018 3:30:37 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 19 replies
    A victory for Republican, Trump Supporter, Cindy Hyde-Smith today in the "Run-Off" Senate race in MS would literally be "The Icing On The Trump Cake"!!! Words need not be spoken...it's results that count. Trump helped get these folks elected: - Ted Cruz - Texas - Greg Abbott - Texas - Mike Braun - Indiana - Josh Hawley - Missouri - Marsha Blackburn - Tennessee - Ron DeSantis - Florida - Rick Scott - Florida - Doug Ducey - Arizona - Brian Kemp - Georgia - Henry McMaster - South Carolina - Bill Lee - Tennessee - Roger Wicker - Mississippi...
  • Why Are So Many Election Ballots Confusing?

    11/26/2018 3:43:40 PM PST · by jonascord · 30 replies
    All Things Considered NPR ^ | November 24, 2018 5:38 PM ET | Rebecca Ellis
    This year, the errors weren't so little. New York City's voters were subject to a series of setbacks after the election board unrolled a perforated two-page ballot. Voters who didn't know they had to tear at the edges to get at the entire ballot ended up skipping the middle pages. Then the fat ballots jammed the scanners, long lines formed, and people's ballots got soaked in the rain. When voters fed the soggy ballots into scanners, more machines malfunctioned. In Georgia, hundreds blundered on their absentee ballot, incorrectly filling out the birth date section. Counties originally threw out the ballots...
  • Mia Love criticizes Republicans and Trump; calls McAdams 'wolf in sheep's clothing

    11/26/2018 10:33:53 AM PST · by LiberalismDestroys · 54 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 11/26/2018 | Lisa Riley Roche
    In a wide-ranging speech that included swipes at fellow Republicans, including President Donald Trump, outgoing Rep. Mia Love on Monday called her successor in Congress a "wolf in sheep's clothing." Speaking from a teleprompter at the Utah GOP headquarters in downtown Salt Lake City surrounded by her family, Love confirmed she called Rep.-elect Ben McAdams, D-Utah, to congratulate him on winning the 4th Congressional District race.
  • Cindy Hyde-Smith leads Espy 54-44 in Mississippi.

    11/25/2018 12:32:40 PM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 105 replies
    RRH elections ^ | 11/25/18 | RRH elections
    Ahead of Tuesday’s runoff election, a new poll from RRH Elections with Bold Blue Campaigns and JMC Analytics & Polling of 684 likely voters in Mississippi shows appointed Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) with a significant lead in the runoff election to hold her Senate seat. The survey shows Hyde-Smith leading former Rep. and Clinton US Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy (D) by a margin of 54% to 44%, with just 1% undecided at this late date. The survey was conducted November 19-21 and 23-24, 2018 with 684 Live Response calls by Bold Blue Campaigns and JMC Analytics & Polling, and has...
  • John Fund: Mississippi US Senate race features two problem-plagued candidates

    11/24/2018 11:43:47 AM PST · by libstripper · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 24, 2018 | John Fund
    The final U.S. Senate race of 2018 takes place Tuesday in Mississippi. It pits a gaffe-prone Republican who has inflamed racial tensions with a comment about a “public hanging” against a former member of President Clinton’s Cabinet with questionable ethics who accepted a $750,000 lobbying contract from an African despot accused of crimes against humanity. * * * In late 1998 Espy was acquitted of all charges by a jury in Washington, with the only white juror insisting that race was not a factor in the deliberations. But even though jurors concluded prosecutors failed to show Espy took anything in...
  • Trump’s Base Isn’t Enough (ie. How to win 2020)

    11/24/2018 5:32:10 AM PST · by Galatians328 · 45 replies
    Five Thirty Eight ^ | Nov. 20, 2018, at 12:05 PM | Nate Silver
    Most incumbent presidents win re-election, and although Democrats had a strong midterm this year, midterm election results aren’t strongly correlated with what happens in the presidential election two years later.... Independent voters went for Democrats by a 12-point margin, and voters who voted for a third-party candidate in 2016 went to Democrats by 13 points...
  • Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Buying the Media In Time for 2019 Election

    11/23/2018 7:54:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/23/18 | Judi McLeod
    The take-away from Justin Trudeau’s latest worrisome move, is that while the leftwing media may be up for sale, the average Canadian IS NOT Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants an American-like, left-leaning mainstream media for Canada—and is investing more than half a billion taxpayers’ dollars to get it. Watching from the country next door how the American media, which supplies a 90-plus-percent negative coverage of all things President Donald Trump and whose blatant intent is to drive him out of office, Trudeau wants a 90% left-leaning media in place for Canada’s upcoming 2019 federal election.
  • Democrats turn accusations of trickery, illegality to explain election losses

    11/23/2018 4:41:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/22/18 | S.A. Miller
    Democrat Stacey Abrams‘ refusal to concede and her challenge to the legitimacy of the election after losing a close race for governor in Georgia would have stunned the nation if not for the frequency of such alarming claims. From Democrat Andrew Gillum withdrawing his concession at one point in Florida’s governor’s race to objections — including a congressional challenge to the Electoral College vote — in all three Republican presidential victories this century, Democrats increasingly level accusations of trickery and illegality to explain their election loses. But Republicans didn’t issue similar claims of illegitimacy when Barack Obama won the White...
  • Dr. Gina Loudon Commentary: I Am ‘Becky,’ and I’ll Vote How I Darn Well Please

    11/21/2018 12:03:38 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    Tennessee Star ^ | November 17, 2018 | Dr. Gina Loudon, Ph.D.
    Bitter liberals have found a scapegoat for their mediocre performance in the midterm elections: her name is “Becky,” and they can’t stand her. While the Democrats did take the majority in the House, they fell short of running the tables on election night. Two years after a majority of white women voted for Donald Trump, liberals are furious that a constituency they once thought was firmly in their extremist camp would defy them yet again and deliver defeats for some of their favorite Democrats. For instance, they’re struggling to understand how these women could dare vote against heroes in the...