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  • Box of Stashed Ballots Could Invalidate Contested Broomfield Election [vote fraud Colorado ]

    01/08/2014 10:46:14 AM PST · by george76 · 46 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | January 8, 2014 | Leslie Jorgensen
    In the wake of lawsuits and complaints against Broomfield for attempts to cover up and ignore problems in the error-riddled November election, city officials now admit finding a box containing about 75 ballots that for unknown reasons were not counted or reconciled to the voter records. ... Unknown is where the ballots came from, why they were tossed in a box, who had access to them and why they were not properly processed – even spoiled ballots are processed and documented to reconcile election records. Blank ballots are processed through the voting machines and accounted for. The box of ballots...
  • 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...
  • The Battle Of Athens Or How Common Citizens Removed A Corrupt Government From Their County.

    05/20/2013 5:53:15 PM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    Wake Up America ^ | May 20, 2013
    The Battle of Athens (sometimes called the McMinn County War) was a rebellion led by citizens in Athens and Etowah, Tennessee, United States, against the local government in August 1946. The citizens, including some World War II veterans, accused the local officials of political corruption and voter intimidation. Here is what happened: Following World War II in 1946, violence erupted when returning American soldiers discovered their Tennessee county had been taken over by political corruption. Their plan to take it back involved bullets—lots of bullets—and dynamite. Why Athens in McMinn County, Tennessee became a battleground was due to Paul Cantrell,...
  • Almost 1K ballots found in Broward elections warehouse

    11/14/2012 5:38:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 11/14/12 | staff
    LAUDERHILL, Fla. (WSVN) -- Nearly a thousand ballots that were not included in Florida's final count have been found in a warehouse in Broward County. Tuesday morning and into the night, there was a buzz of activity at the Voting Equipment Center in Lauderhill, a week after the general election. There was a recount going on for two commission seats that were too close to call, one in Hallandale Beach and another in Dania Beach. Workers had to count those votes manually. Also keeping elections officials busy is the fact that 963 filled ballots were found in a warehouse. The...
  • Did mishandling of the military ballots cost Romney the election?

    11/09/2012 7:21:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/09/2012 | Clarice Feldman
    Duffleblog says that the tardy delivery of the ballots caused them to be returned too late to be counted but these hundreds of thousands of ballots seem preliminarily to have been enough to hand Romney the election. Sources confirmed today that hundreds of thousands of military absentee ballots were delivered hours after the deadline for them to be counted, with preliminary counts showing that they would have overturned the vote in several states and brought a victory for Governor Mitt Romney.Officials say the ballots were delivered late due to problems within the military mail system. Tracking invoices show the ballots...
  • California Unprocessed Ballots Report (Over 500,000 uncounted votes from only 7 counties)

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

    11/08/2012 12:10:46 AM PST · by jdirt · 12 replies
    Duffelblog ^ | Nov 7,2012 | Drew
    http://www.duffelblog.com/2012/11/military-absentee-ballots-delivered-one-day-late-would-have-swung-election-for-romney/#ixzz2BbgTjupg
  • Do You Trust Your Unionized Postman in Battle Ground States?

    11/04/2012 1:26:56 PM PST · by RetSignman · 31 replies
    Me | November 4 2012 | RetSignman
    In light of several instances of voting 'irregularities' already sited in some of the states, maybe we should consider one that could be critical. We all know that millions of voters have opted to vote by absentee ballot in battle ground states but the system relies on the American Postal Workers Union to deliver those ballots. WHAT IF certain zip codes are targeted by the Unionized Postal Workers and they never arrive to their destination? Think that is paranoia thinking? Just revisit past elections where ballots were found in dumpsters. Fortunately, many of these battle ground states have links where...
  • ObamaCare mandate big on state ballots that also include gay marriage, marijuana

    11/04/2012 10:01:23 AM PST · by Libloather
    Fox News ^ | 10/29/12
    ObamaCare mandate big on state ballots that also include gay marriage, marijuanaPublished October 29, 2012 FoxNews.com Four states are continuing to fight against ObamaCare by including a ballot measure on Election Day that asks residents whether they want to block the mandate requiring Americans to have insurance under the new federal health-care law. Alabama, Florida, Montana and Wyoming will join 16 other states that have already passed laws or made changes to their constitutions to say they will not enforce the so-call “individual mandate” in the law. Missouri residents -- who in 2010 became the first to reject the mandate...
  • Time running out for Palm Beach County voters waiting to get absentee ballots...

    10/26/2012 8:11:28 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 23 Oct 2012 | Jane Musgrave
    RIVIERA BEACH — At age 20, Nicole Shibley is ready to vote in her first presidential election. The Yale University junior has her candidates selected. She understands the importance of making sure her ballot arrives at the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office by Nov. 6. The only problem: No ballot. The ballot she said she ordered Sept. 18 still hasn’t arrived. Each time she calls the elections office she said she gets a different explanation for the delay. Last week, officials promised her it would arrive on Saturday. It didn’t. “I would really like to vote for president...
  • Florida Republicans receiving fake ineligibility letters aimed at suppressing their vote

    10/23/2012 7:11:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/23/2012 | Caroline May
    The Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections is investigating a number of fraudulent letters sent to voters in the state questioning their citizenship and voter eligibility, in a possible attempt to keep them home on Election Day. “The Florida Department of State unequivocally opposes all attempts at voter fraud or intimidation and will pursue every avenue to ensure free, fair and open elections for all eligible voters,” Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner said in a statement. “Voter fraud and intimidation can deny voters their voice in government and will not be tolerated.” The statement alerted the public of...
  • Election underway as 1.9 million Colorado ballots are mailed to voters (> 1/2 mailed on 10/15/12)

    10/17/2012 7:18:42 PM PDT · by catnipman · 39 replies
    KDVR Denver ^ | 10/15/2012 | Eli Stokels
    DENVER — Colorado voters could be filling out their ballots as early as Tuesday, with 1.95 million ballots now in the mail and on their way to voters across this critical swing state. Of the 3.6 million registered voters in the state, more than half of them are receiving mail ballots this week. According to Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s office, 1,950,185 ballots are being mailed out Monday. Of those, 598,503 are being sent to unaffiliated voters; 673,676 are being sent to registered Republicans; and 654,129 are being mailed to registered Democrats.
  • Report: Military voters in four states not receiving absentee ballots

    10/17/2012 8:00:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 10/16/2012 | BY: JOE NEWBY
    Jurisdictions in at least four states - Vermont, Michigan, Mississippi and Wisconsin - failed to send absentee ballots to members of the military by the required September 22 deadline, Breitbart.com reported Monday. Republican lawmakers sent a letter to the Departments of Justice and Defense demanding assurances that the rights of military personnel and overseas citizens who vote absentee will be protected in the November elections after learning the states failed to mail the ballots by the deadline, the Army Times said. “We are concerned that, absent prompt and effective remedial action, some men and women in uniform will be deprived...
  • What can I make of this?

    09/26/2012 12:23:53 PM PDT · by ctpsb · 13 replies
    National Journal ^ | 09/21/2012 | National Journal Staff
    With absentee and early voting set to begin next week in IowaIowaPopulation (2010): 3,046,355Registered Voters: 31.20% R, 33.40% D, 35.40% I Governor: Gov. Terry Branstad (R)Senators: Sen. Chuck Grassley (R), Sen. Thomas Harkin (D) Read Full Almanac Profile », a battleground state in the presidential race, Democrats have a 6-1 edge in ballot requests so far, The Wall Street Journal reported....
  • SOS Phone Banking for Military Voters

    09/19/2012 6:16:18 AM PDT · by seekthetruth · 13 replies
    Special Operations Speaks ^ | September 19, 2012
    Everyday our soldiers risk their lives to make this country safer. They fight to protect our civil liberties and safeguard our rights. One of those basic rights is the right to vote. The 2009 Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act guaranteed the voting rights of deployed military, and Attorney General Holder's Justice Department continues to let them down and refuses to monitor compliance with this law!
  • Ark. lawmaker pleads guilty to election charge (Democrat commits election fraud)

    09/05/2012 5:03:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    FOX16.com ^ | 9/5/2012
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Democratic state legislator from east Arkansas, his father and two campaign workers pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit election fraud after federal prosecutors said they bribed absentee voters and destroyed ballots in a special election last year. Prosecutors said Democratic Rep. Hudson Hallum of Marion, Kent Hallum, Phillip Wayne Carter and Sam Malone acknowledged that they participated in a conspiracy to bribe voters to influence absentee votes in the Arkansas District 54 primary, runoff and general elections in 2011. The three were released pending a sentencing hearing. "In a nation in which every...
  • Sister of absentee voter denies signing ballot collected in Hialeah

    08/02/2012 2:53:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 2, 2012 | Melissa Sanchez, Enrique Flor and Alfonso Chardy
    Of the 31 absentee ballots that have become the focus of an investigation into possible election fraud in Hialeah, at least one appears to have a forged signature. The ballot belonged to Zulema Gómez, 81, who entered a nursing home five months ago suffering from Alzheimer’s and a brain tumor. On the ballot’s envelope someone wrote: “The lady is my sister. I sign like this because she has arthritis + she has difficult signing. Thank you.” However, her sister, Olga Gómez, said Wednesday that she never wrote that message. Two weeks ago, she said, Daisy Cabrera took the blank absentee...
  • State: Federal lawsuit coming because 70 clerks missed Ballot deadlines to military.

    07/27/2012 5:14:31 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 23 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | July 27, 2012 | David Eggert
    LANSING, MI - The U.S. Justice Department is expected to sue the state because at least 70 city and township clerks across Michigan missed deadlines to give absentee ballots to military and overseas voters, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said late Friday. Under state and federal law, clerks are supposed to make absentee ballots available at least 45 days before an election to military and overseas voters who request them. The primary election is Aug. 7. Johnson, a Republican, said the suit could force clerks to extend the time for receiving and counting affected ballots. Johnson said 70 communities missed...
  • Defiant: O’Keefe Team Offered Media Matters, NAACP Ballots

    04/16/2012 11:05:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/16/12 | Breitbart News
    James O’Keefe and Project Veritas are back for more. In the aftermath of James O’Keefe’s shock video showing a young white man strolling into a polling place in Washington DC and promptly being offered Attorney General Eric Holder’s ballot, the District of Columbia Board of Elections acted … by condemning O’Keefe. Board chairwoman Deborah Nichols railed: “I have directed our attorneys to conduct a thorough investigation and refer all evidence to law enforcement authorities for appropriate action. Our polling places are open to the media and observers who want to legally document our procedures for checking in voters. There is...
  • Is this how foreign company infiltrated D.C. elections?

    01/21/2012 5:45:41 AM PST · by tutstar · 4 replies
    wnd ^ | 1 20 2012 | Aaron Klein
    A U.S. elections officer who served in voting districts that partnered with a controversial online voting firm recently retired from his government position to work for the firm in question, the foreign-headquartered company SCYTL. WND reported yesterday that SCYTL has faced questions about the security of its electronic voting technologies, which are now set to be deployed in 900 U.S. jurisdictions. The firm already provides balloting for overseas U.S. military and civilian voting in nine states along with elections technologies in several districts. Concerns have also been raised about SCYTL’s ties to the Spanish government and to international venture capital...
  • Postal closings’ value questioned (Oregon's mail-in-ballot system, prescriptions)

    01/01/2012 6:18:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Register Guard ^ | 12/29/11 | Saul Hubbard
    Postal closings’ value questionedDozens turn out in Springfield to air concerns about a plan to close a processing center By Saul Hubbard The Register-Guard Published: Midnight, Dec 29, 2011 First-class next-day delivery could be a thing of the past, and a letter mailed in Eugene would travel 100 miles up and down Interstate 5 to Portland before arriving at its local destination, if the U.S. Postal Service moves ahead with a proposal to close its Gateway processing center in Springfield. Where will that leave veterans and seniors who rely on mail-order medical prescriptions, small businesses who require prompt mail delivery...
  • Gingrich, Perry fail to make Va. ballot

    12/24/2011 7:43:46 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 216 replies · 6+ views
    cbsnews.com ^ | December 24, 2011 7:25 AM | cbsnews.com
    (AP)WASHINGTON — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has failed to qualify for Virginia's March 6 Republican primary, a development that complicates his bid to win the GOP presidential nomination. "After verification, RPV has determined that Newt Gingrich did not submit required 10K signatures and has not qualified for the VA primary," the Republican Party of Virginia announced early Saturday on its Twitter website. Perry also fell short of the 10,000 signatures of registered voters required for a candidate's name to be on the primary ballot, but former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Rep. Ron Paul will be on the...
  • Fiasco: Bachmann, Huntsman, Santorum fail to make Virginia ballot

    12/22/2011 6:14:28 PM PST · by TBBT · 69 replies
    HotAir ^ | 12/22/2011 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    That’s not even the worst part. The worst part is that Perry and Gingrich, either one of whom could still become the Great Grassroots Hope against Romney, might not have qualified either. You need 10,000 signatures to make the ballot but 15,000 are recommended since a bunch are bound to be thrown out as false or duplicative as the petitions are scrutinized. You also need at least 600 signatures from each of Virginia’s 11 congressional districts. Romney submitted 16,026 and Ron Paul submitted 14,361. Perry’s total: 11,911. Gingrich’s: 11,050. If they end up getting bounced, the Republican primary ballot for...
  • The scary truth about voting machine hacking risk (exclusive video)

    10/24/2011 11:01:51 AM PDT · by SERKIT · 10 replies
    ZDNet ^ | October 23, 2011 | David Gewirtz
    The scary truth about voting machine hacking risk (exclusive video) By David Gewirtz | October 23, 2011, 9:28pm PDT Summary: In this exclusive interview, ZDNet’ Government’s David Gewirtz sits down with Dr. Jon Warner of Argonne National Laboratories for a deep dive into voting machine hacking. A few weeks ago, I wrote a column here on ZDNet Government entitled, Four outrageous political stories that will make you scream. In it, I discussed a number of outrages, but one in particular caught my eye: research by the scientists at Argonne National Labs showing the ease at which voting machines could be...
  • Ballots or Bullets?-Ballot Box Barriers to Restoring Constitutional Integrity

    08/26/2011 9:18:28 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB
    patriot post ^ | 8-25-11 | mark alexander
    The most significant obstacle to restoring liberty by way of the electoral process is the fact that so many Americans know so little about civics or civic responsibility. When it comes to getting government right, ignorance is not bliss. It follows, then, that there is a dearth of qualified candidates who are able to articulate the difference between Rule of Law and rule of men, who instead get lost in the high weeds of lesser political issues.
  • Dirty tricks in Wisconsin? Ballots being thrown away in heavily pro-Prosser county

    04/06/2011 7:01:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/6/11 | Mark Tapscott
    Right on schedule, allegations that somebody committed voter fraud or other election illegalities in yesterday's Wisconsin Supreme Court balloting are being heard this afternoon in a county that voted heavily for incumbent conservative Justice David Prosser. Pundit Press, which closely followed the election balloting yesterday, offers this analysis: "As if the situation in Wisconsin wasn't tense enough, it appears that one county in particular is going to a new extreme. This comes after word that there may have been voter fraud in the nonpartisan State Supreme Court election yesterday between incumbent
  • Wisconsin City Caught Destroying Ballots

    04/06/2011 1:44:56 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 216 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/6/11 | Thomas Ferdousi
    As if the situation in Wisconsin wasn't tense enough, it appears that one county in particular is going to a new extreme. This comes after word that there may have been voter fraud in the nonpartisan State Supreme Court election yesterday between incumbent David Prosser and JoAnne Kloppenburg. For some reason one of the counties in the state is destroying ballots that 'were not counted' yesterday. Apparently this is a very bizarre and egregious move. There is now a call for an injunction to preserve the 'discarded' ballots: I have filed a Wisconsin Open records request with the City of...
  • Michigan Dem Leaders Charged in Tea Party Election Fraud

    03/17/2011 9:34:10 AM PDT · by GVnana · 9 replies
    Two former leaders of the Oakland County Democratic Party are facing a total of nine felonies for allegedly forging election paperwork to get fake Tea Party candidates on November’s ballot.
  • The Ballots Have Been Counted in NY-25, Ann Marie Buerkle (R)Comes Out on Top

    11/21/2010 11:54:50 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 24 replies
    It’s now almost three weeks since election day. Thanksgiving is right around the corner. All of the ballots in the NY25 congressional race have been counted and Ann Marie Buerkle has won the election. Republican Ann Marie Buerkle leads in the 25th District by about 567 votes. The tally among Wayne County absentee ballots was 790 for Buerkle, 521 for Maffei. Maffei has so far not conceded the race. More than 160 ballots were challenged by either campaign for a judge to examine, but that doesn’t appear to be enough for Maffei to bridge the gap, even if they all...
  • Emmer asks court for help in Minn. gov's race

    11/17/2010 12:21:27 PM PST · by daler · 28 replies
    Mpls Star & Sickle ^ | 11/17/2010 | Martiga Lohn, Associated Press
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Republican Party of Minnesota took the governor's race to the state Supreme Court on Wednesday, seeking to shrink the ballot pool in the undecided contest between Democrat Mark Dayton and RepublicanTom Emmer before a recount begins after Thanksgiving. A person with direct knowledge of the filing told The Associated Press that the GOP was asking the high court to force election officials to remove ballots in all precincts statewide where more votes were cast than the number of voters recorded.
  • Bag of Uncounted Ballots Found in Bridgeport

    11/05/2010 8:27:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 141 replies · 2+ views
    www.nbcconnecticut.com ^ | 11-05-10 | BY Bob Connors
    In what has become one of the stranger twists in an already bizarre Governor's race, a bag of uncounted ballots was found in Bridgeport Thursday night. Republican officials were approached by Democratic operatives and told about the surprise ballot bag, according to Bridgeport GOP Chairman Marc Delmonico. “It adds to the inconsistencies from the Democratic Party in Bridgeport. It just keeps adding to it,” said Delmonico. “There’s nothing odd about it; there’s certainly nothing missing about it,” said Ed Maley, a representative for the Democratic Party. Delmonico said Democrats asked to have several people deputized to count the uncounted ballots,...
  • GOP claims bag of uncounted (photocopied) ballots found in Connecticut

    11/04/2010 6:49:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/04/10 | Susan Haigh
    GOP claims bag of uncounted ballots found in Conn.By Susan Haigh, Associated Press – 2 hrs 39 mins ago HARTFORD, Conn. – The Republican candidate for governor in Connecticut says a bag of uncounted photocopied ballots has been found, further throwing into question the outcome of the race. Tom Foley says the bag was found during the counting of ballots in Bridgeport, where a shortage Tuesday night forced officials to photocopy ballots. Foley says it's unclear where the ballots originated and whether they are valid. He wants them impounded. Foley and Democrat Dan Malloy have claimed victory in Tuesday's election....
  • Dayton (D) lead less than a half point with 99% of pcts. in

    11/03/2010 3:33:27 AM PDT · by LiveFreeOrDie2001 · 38 replies · 2+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 11/3/2010 | By DENNIS J. McGRATH, RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER and BAIRD HELGESON, Staff Writers
    The Minnesota governor's race is so close it has come to this: another recount appears almost certain. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, DFLer Mark Dayton leads Republican Tom Emmer by less than one half of 1 percent -- 43.67% to 43.24%. For any race where the margin is less than one half of 1 percent, there is an automatic recount, as happened two years ago in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race. "It looks like it's recount part II: And this time it's personal," said state Republican Party Chair Tony Sutton.
  • Record number of early ballots cast

    11/02/2010 6:48:45 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 4 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, November 2, 2010; 8:43 AM | Krissah Thompson
    A record number of voters have cast early ballots for a midterm election. The total number of early votes has topped 16 million, according to one preliminary analysis, and is on track to be slightly shy of the historic number of early ballots cast in the 2008 presidential election. "It's going to easily beat any midterm we've had," said Michael McDonald, a George Mason University government professor who has tracked early voting for several election cycles and estimates that 29 percent of midterm votes have been cast in the days and weeks before Election Day. All 50 states have sent...
  • Millions Of California Vote-By-Mail Ballots Unreturned

    11/01/2010 8:05:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies
    CBS 13 ^ | 11/01/10
    Millions Of Calif Vote-By-Mail Ballots UnreturnedNov 1, 2010 2:00 pm US/Pacific SACRAMENTO (AP) - Millions of Californians have not yet returned their vote-by-mail ballots, and county election officials say the flood of returns expected on Tuesday could delay results in tight races. As of Monday morning, many counties had received only about half of the absentee ballots they had mailed out. More than 7.6 million absentee ballots were requested statewide for the general election. In some counties, vote-by-mail is expected to exceed in-person voting. That means a huge number of last-minute returns will not be counted on election night, and...
  • US Customs stopping ballots from Israel

    11/01/2010 7:27:07 AM PDT · by stealthman5758 · 36 replies
    Nov. 1, 2010 | stealthman5758
    I am an American citizen living in Israel. I sent my and my wife's absentee ballots in to the St. Louis County Board of Elections this past Tuesday. I sent them using international express mail because I needed the ballots to be at the Board of Elections by this coming Tuesday. On the 25 or so previous occasions that I have used express mail to mail to the US, the mail would never take more than four business days to arrive at the destination. I could track it on the internet. It would leave Israel within 24 hours of sending...
  • Afghan govt throws out nearly a quarter of ballots

    10/20/2010 12:20:25 PM PDT · by jackspyder · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 20, 2010 | HEIDI VOGT
    KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghanistan has thrown out nearly a quarter of ballots cast in last month's parliamentary elections because of fraud, but it is still far from clear whether the public will accept the results as fair. The full preliminary results from the Sept. 18 poll were released Wednesday after multiple delays as election officials struggled to weed out results from polling stations that never opened, along with bunches of ballots all cast for one candidate, or suspiciously split 50-50 between two people. After last year's fraud-marred presidential election, the government wanted to prove to the Afghan people and international...
  • Counties Miss Overseas Ballot Deadline (Seven Kansas counties to accept military votes thru Nov 8)

    10/18/2010 10:37:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    WIBW ^ | 10/18/10
    Counties Miss Overseas Ballot DeadlineThe Secretary of State's Office announced seven counties will have to take military ballots until Nov. 8. Posted: 9:42 PM Oct 18, 2010 (WIBW) - Three northeast Kansas counties are among seven statewide that failed to send their overseas and military ballots on time. The Secretary of State's Office announced the counties Monday. The delays means clerks in Jackson, Marshall, and Wabaunsee counties, as well as Stevens, Finney, Hamilton and Ellis, will have to accept military ballots until November 8th, the 45th day after they were sent. That is also six days after Election Day, which...
  • FREEDOM RADIO WELCOMES JED BABBIN!

    10/17/2010 3:32:33 PM PDT · by HonestConservative · 6 replies
    Freedom Radio ^ | October 17, 2010 | Honest Conservative
    Share a NiteCap and an interview with HonestConservative and Mr. Jed Babbin former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense under George H.W. Bush, Jed Babbin is a bestselling author and contributor to RealClearPolitics , The American Spectator, BigPeace and BigGovernment. and is the author of best selling books, "In The Words of our Enemies" and "Showdown, Why China Wants War with the United States". We of course will discuss the impact and results of the upcoming congressional elections on National Security. Our number is 646 478 5613.
  • Exclusive:Illinois Election Officials Caught Lying About Military Ballots

    10/16/2010 8:37:14 AM PDT · by Bigun · 14 replies
    Big government .com ^ | 10/16/2020 | Andrew Breitbart
    This is a national disgrace. The Illinois State Board of Elections has been lying about the status of military absentee ballots and a lazy Department of Justice has allowed itself to be duped. In an e-mail exchange between the Illinois State Board of Elections and the Department of Justice’s Voting Section shows the State has been misleading DOJ for almost a month.
  • Ballots will be fixed to read 'Whitney' instead of 'Whitey'

    10/15/2010 10:55:45 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 17 replies
    Chicago election officials say crews will work overtime to reprogram thousands of electronic voting machines that mistakenly list a gubernatorial candidate's name as "Rich Whitey" instead of Rich Whitney. Chicago elections board chairman Langdon Neal said 530 machines being used for early voting and an additional 4,200 destined for the Nov. 2 election will be reprogrammed and retested. The mistake in the Green Party candidate's name appears on a review screen that allows voters to double-check their selections and not on the screen where the vote is registered. It also is not on paper ballots, Neal said. He said the...
  • Whitney is 'Whitey' on some ballots

    10/14/2010 12:06:23 PM PDT · by FTJM · 24 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 14, 2010 | Dave McKinney
    The last name of Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney is misspelled as "Whitey" on electronic-voting machines in nearly two dozen wards -- about half in predominantly African-American areas -- and election officials said Wednesday the problem cannot be corrected by Election Day. The misspelling turned up on touch-screen machines in 23 wards overall. Whitney's name is spelled correctly on the machines' initial screens showing all of the candidates' names, but it is misspelled on review screens that later show a voter his or her choices, said Jim Allen, spokesman for the Chicago Board of Elections. "This is a difficult...
  • Republicans Warn Obama Admin On Military Ballots

    10/12/2010 10:30:32 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 54 replies
    politico.com ^ | 10/12/10 8:19 AM EDT Updated: 10/12/10 10:56 AM EDT | MIKE ALLEN
    GOP prods Justice on military vote A group of Republican lawyers and law students called Tuesday for the Obama administration to do more to ensure that members of the military are able to cast ballots in the Nov. 2 elections. David Norcross, chairman of the Republican National Lawyers Association, said in a statement: “The MOVE Act was passed last year to ensure that these brave men and women would have a voice in this fall’s elections. It’s unacceptable that any state would fail to meet that obligation. The Obama administration must act swiftly to guarantee that every service member receives...
  • Board of Elections gaffe may nullify New York soldiers' overseas absentee ballots.

    10/11/2010 3:46:21 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 62 replies
    Sen. Charles Schumer blasted Board of Elections officials Monday for blowing a deadline for sending ballots to troops overseas - putting their chance to vote at risk. "Our troops sacrifice their lives to protect our freedoms. They should never, ever be denied the right to vote," Schumer said. There are approximately 50,000 New York City residents serving overseas - and 320,000 statewide. Elections officials were originally supposed to ship the ballots to troops by Sept. 17. Because New York primaries were held Sept. 14, the federal government granted local officials an extension until Oct. 1.
  • (300,000) NY service members don't have ballots (Just another SNAFU?)

    10/11/2010 7:27:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    WIVB ^ | 10/11/10 | Shannon Ross
    NY service members don't have ballotsShannon Ross Posted by: Emily Lenihan Updated: Monday, 11 Oct 2010, 8:55 AM EDT BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Only 22 days remain until Election Day, and more than 300,000 New York service members and overseas voters still don't have their absentee ballots. Fox News reports that Albany has failed to send the ballots to military voters more than one week after the deadline, a violation of the "Move" Act.
  • Trashing Military Ballots...Again

    09/26/2010 9:23:51 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 2 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 09-27-10 | stolinsky
    When ballots of our troops serving overseas were trashed in the 2000 election, it was a disgrace that we hoped would never be repeated. If all the military votes had been counted, the Florida result might not have been so close, and the nation might not have had to wait weeks to discover who our new president would be. Now we are engaged in a war, and our troops are risking death and disability daily. We not only hope that their right to vote will be respected − we demand it. But in a severe case of déjà vu, once...
  • State Gains Exception from Law on Military Ballots

    09/11/2010 2:19:29 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    The failure of military ballots to be mailed out in a timely manner during the 2008 election inspired Congress to enact legislation requiring a minimum of 45 days between the mailing of ballots and election day. It was believed that this would provide enough time for most overseas troops to cast votes that could be counted. The Obama dministration, however, just granted an exemption to the state of Wisconsin—allowing military ballots to be sent only 32 days prior to election day. Attorney General Eric Holder defended the exemption calling the “effort of state election officials to conduct elections as they...
  • No names on Mass. town's ballots

    03/23/2010 2:01:44 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 378+ views
    upi ^ | March. 23, 2010
    HAWLEY, Mass., March 23 (UPI) -- Officials in a small Massachusetts town said a deadline passed without a single resident filing to run in the May 3 election. Hawley Town Clerk Cyndie Stetson, 62, who also serves as a justice of the peace and a notary in addition to substitute teaching, said the March 15 deadline passed without anyone submitting the required 25 signatures to run for positions including selectmen and a tree warden in the town of 336 residents, The Boston Globe reported Tuesday. Stetson said the town will vote write-in only May 3, with candidates needing at least...
  • Coakley Campaign To Sound Alarm On Reported Ballots Pre-Marked For Brown (hires Franken lawyer)

    01/19/2010 3:31:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 56 replies · 2,140+ views
    TPMDC ^ | 1/19/10 | Eric Kleefeld
    Coakley Campaign To Sound Alarm On Reported Ballots Pre-Marked For Scott BrownEric Kleefeld | January 19, 2010, 5:34PM The Martha Coakley campaign just sent out a media advisory, announcing a press conference at 5:30 p.m. ET, alleging irregularities in the special Senate election. The press conference will involve reports of voters who received ballots that were already marked for Republican candidate Scott Brown. It should be noted that the Coakley campaign will have on hand as an attorney one Marc Elias, who was previously the head recount lawyer for Al Franken in Minnesota, a legal drama that lasted for eight...
  • Laws Change for Military, Overseas Voters

    01/08/2010 3:34:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 380+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2010 – Servicemembers and overseas voters shouldn’t assume they automatically will receive ballots for the 2010 elections just because they have in the past. Previously, voters would receive absentee ballots for up to two cycles following their request, Bob Carey, Federal Voting Assistance Program director, said yesterday during the 2010 election year kick-off. He said new laws require voters to submit federal postcard applications for absentee ballots on a yearly basis. In the coming months, Carey and his team will travel worldwide to train voting assistance officers at embassies, consulates and overseas military facilities to ensure voters...