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  • New York’s ‘shut up’ rule

    09/03/2014 10:01:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 15, 2014 | Scott Blackburn
    Keep quiet. That’s the message being sent by New York State Board of Elections, which disregarded the First Amendment to enact new “emergency regulations” on political speech that could become permanent at the end of this month. Intended to regulate spending by independent groups during campaign season, the regulations are so expansive that almost anyone, citizen or organization, hoping to have their say on any issue could find themselves in bureaucratic dire straits. Imagine you hear a radio ad where your state representative — let’s call him Fred — claims to oppose higher taxes. But you know that Fred voted...
  • Vote Fraud (Questionable Spanish Language Ballots In New York)

    12/27/2012 7:52:50 AM PST · by OddLane · 21 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | December 27, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    Although many on the left have a vested interest in denying it exists at all costs, the ineluctable truth of the matter is that voter fraud is a widespread phenomenon. Whether it is so rampant that it influences the outcome of major elections, as some maintain, or has unseated incumbent congressmen in past races, is open to debate. However, the recorded episodes of fraudulent voting and the manipulation of the election process, from corrupt Democratic officials in Indiana, to vote harvesters in Texas, to political apparatchiks in Ohio, to the Republican secretary of state of Indiana, demonstrate that the number...
  • Md. elections officials looking at complaint on tuition petition

    06/11/2011 6:13:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 10, 2011 | John Wagner
    The Maryland State Board of Elections said Friday that is looking into concerns about the potential for fraud with the online petition-gathering system being used by opponents of a new law that grants college tuition breaks to in-state illegal immigrants. In a May 31 letter to elections officials, the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland asks for a review of the online system’s legality. The group MDPetitions.com is using the system to mount what appears to be a highly effective campaign to put the new law on hold. If the group collects 55,736 valid signatures — or 3 percent of...
  • MVP Project Wins Court Battle in Maryland

    10/30/2010 7:12:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Military Voter Protection Project ^ | October 29, 2010 | Press Release
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A federal judge in Maryland today granted the Military Voter Protection Project’s request for a preliminary injunction to ensure that Maryland’s military members have sufficient time to vote in November. Under the terms of the order, the Maryland State Board of Elections will be required to count all military and overseas absentee ballots so long as the ballot has been cast on or before Election Day and is returned by 5:00 p.m. on November 22, 2010. The MVP Project filed this case after the Maryland State Board of Elections sent military voters an absentee ballot that only...
  • Bloomberg Slams Board of Elections for Failure to Mail Military Ballots [NYC is why they out there]

    10/11/2010 10:59:46 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | Oct 11 2010 | By Jana Winter
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg slammed the state's Board of Elections on Monday for failing to mail out absentee ballots to military and overseas voters from New York City and four additional counties. "I don’t know whether or not the Board of Elections has failed to send out absentee ballots to the military or anybody else, but if they have failed it really is reprehensible," Bloomberg told Fox News. "We send our young men and women overseas to fight and to die for us and we don’t care enough to make sure they get the right to exercise their...
  • Court Ruling on Parties’ Influence May Affect Primary Contests, Experts Say (NY)

    07/21/2006 7:53:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 182+ views
    NY Terrorist Tip Sheet ^ | July 21, 2006 | RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA
    Political parties must be allowed to spend money to directly influence other parties’ primary elections, a state appeals court ruled yesterday, throwing out a century-old prohibition in state law. That finding, if it stands, will be very important to New York politics, but another aspect of the case could matter even more, election law experts said. The decision can also be read, they said, as allowing parties to take sides in their own primaries, rather than remaining neutral, which is the current practice. For decades, parties in New York have taken sides in one another’s primaries, in part because of...