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    07/24/2020 12:06:59 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 9 1984 | Frank Lynn
    ''Vote early and vote often'' was not just an election-year gag in Brooklyn last week as a grand jury disclosed that cemetery voting and other forms of stuffing the ballot box were not buried with Tammany Hall. Only days before this Tuesday's state primary elections, the jury said it had uncovered systematic and widespread fraud in the primaries in two of the borough's Congressional Districts - or half of Brooklyn - between 1968 and 1982. In one state legislative race, up to 2,000 bogus registrants were discovered; in another, there were 1,000. The results of at least one race were...
  • Judge orders 2017 MLB letter to Yankees unsealed; plaintiffs say it details sign stealing

    06/13/2020 10:53:11 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 19 replies
    The Athletic ^ | Jun 12, 2020 | Evan Drellich
    A New York judge ruled on Friday that a letter sent by Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred to the Yankees addressing the findings of a 2017 investigation into the team should be unsealed. MLB and the Yankees may submit a minimally redacted version of the letter “to protect the identity of the individuals mentioned” by noon ET on Monday, as part of the proceedings in a lawsuit brought against the league by daily fantasy sports contestants in the wake of the sign-stealing scandals in Houston and Boston. The Yankees argue the letter would cause “significant reputational injury,” Judge Jed...
  • Governor Whitmer explains Boatgate

    05/26/2020 1:51:46 PM PDT · by McGruff · 84 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 26, 2020 | Young Americans for Liberty
    Forced to address why her husband tried to use the office of the governor to get his boat in the water ahead of everyone else, @GovWhitmer claims it was just a "failed attempt at humor." short video at link. She did not comment on her failed attempt at governing.
  • GOP groups sue California Gov. Newsom, claim vote-by-mail order is 'brazen power grab'

    05/24/2020 8:51:20 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/24/2020 | Ronn Blitzer
    The Republican National Committee, National Republican Congressional Committee and California Republican Party sued Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state's Secretary of State Alex Padilla on Sunday, claiming an executive order sending mail-in ballots to all registered voters in the state is an "illegal power grab" that invites potential fraud. Newsom's order, aimed at allowing voters to avoid exposure to coronavirus, will send ballots to all registered voters including inactive voters. This has led to concerns that ballots sent to people who have moved or died will end up being filled out and submitted anyway unless voter rolls are inspected and...
  • Amazon declines to commit to Jeff Bezos testimony in Congress

    05/16/2020 8:38:59 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 1 replies ^ | FRI, MAY 15 2020 | ANNIE PALMER
    The Journal investigation found Amazon employees used nonaggregated or easily identifiable data from third-party sellers to figure out which products to make on its own. The report was based on interviews with more than 20 former Amazon employees and documents reviewed by the Journal. The report appeared to contradict testimony by Amazon’s associate general counsel Nate Sutton at a July hearing, during which he denied that individual seller data is used to manipulate search algorithms to favor Amazon’s own products, or in any other way to directly compete with merchants.
  • APStylebook: We now say not to use the archaic and sexist term "mistress" for a woman in a long-term sexual relationship with, and financially supported by, a man who is married to someone else.

    05/09/2020 8:48:57 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 72 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 8, 2020 | APStylebook
    We now say not to use the archaic and sexist term "mistress" for a woman in a long-term sexual relationship with, and financially supported by, a man who is married to someone else. Instead, use an alternative like companion or lover on first reference. Provide details later.
  • News anchor allegedly caught cheating when half-naked woman walks into live shot

    04/30/2020 2:04:19 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 29 2020 | Natalie O'Neill, New York Post
    A Spanish news anchor was accused of cheating on his TV star girlfriend when viewers spotted a semi-naked woman saunter behind him while he was filming a live segment, according to a report. Alfonso Merlos, 41, was hosting the Estado de Alarma channel news report from his home amid the coronavirus lockdown when the scantily clad gal walked into the background of the shot, according to The Sun. Eagle-eyed fans pointed out the woman was not his partner Marta López, a former star of the “Big Brother” reality show — sparking a media firestorm earlier this week, according to the...
  • Trump says establishment Democrats came together to ‘crush’ Bernie Sanders

    03/04/2020 7:32:11 AM PST · by ManHunter · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4 MAR 2020 | Emily Jacobs
    President Trump blasted the Democratic Party on Wednesday, saying its moderate wing united to destroy Sen. Bernie Sanders in Super Tuesday’s primary races. “The Democrat establishment came together and crushed Bernie Sanders, AGAIN!” the commander-in-chief wrote in a Wednesday morning tweet.
  • Is Voter Fraud Real?

    02/26/2020 12:21:43 PM PST · by Dogbert41 · 41 replies
    youtube ^ | 02/24/2020 | Eric Eggers of PragerU
    What is the greatest threat to free and fair elections in America? Here’s a hint: it’s not Russia or any other foreign power. It’s not a person, either. It’s something much more subtle, and much more dangerous. Investigative reporter Eric Eggers has the answer.
  • Astros owner Jim Crane says cheating didn’t cost the Yankees a World Series: ‘This didn’t impact the game’

    02/13/2020 7:16:08 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 35 replies
    MY Daily News ^ | 13 February 2020 | N/A
    Astros owner Jim Crane spoke Thursday morning as the franchise trotted out several players and execs to try to apologize for the sign-stealing scandal that has rocked the baseball world for the last few months. But when directly asked if his team’s cheating cost the Yankees a shot at winning a World Series title in 2017, Crane said "Our opinion is this didn’t impact the game. We had a good team. We won the World Series and we’ll leave it at that.”
  • The world just learned of the Astros’ cheating. Inside baseball, it was an open secret.

    02/12/2020 6:35:42 PM PST · by NRx · 31 replies
    WaPo ^ | 02-12-2020 | Barry Svrluga and Barry Svrluga
    …The Astros’ system for using electronics to steal signs came into full public view Nov. 12, when former pitcher Mike Fiers exposed the machinations in a story published by the Athletic. The report prompted an MLB investigation that resulted in the suspension and firing of both Luhnow and Hinch. Paranoia about the Astros’ methods had gripped baseball, affecting the way other teams scouted and prepared to face Houston — in some cases crippling officials with worry. According to people at all levels throughout the sport — players, clubhouse staff members, scouts and executives — the idea that the Astros employed...
  • Democrats Are Now OPENLY CHEATING And Don't Care, Leftist Democrats TOO WEAK To Actually Stand Up

    02/01/2020 3:06:37 PM PST · by Jess Kitting · 46 replies ^ | Feb. 1, 2020 | Tim Pool
    Democrats Are Now OPENLY CHEATING And Don't Care, Leftist Democrats TOO WEAK To Actually Stand Up. DNC members are now on record plotting rule changes to stop Bernie Sanders from being able to win the democratic nomination. While most of us know that the DNC was cheating in 2016 what they are doing now is the most brazen and overt cheating they have done yet. The Democratic National Committee is changing the rules for debate requirements to billionaire Mike Bloomberg can enter the race without having to qualify. In the past Andrew Yang, Tulsi Gabbard, Tom Steyer, and Cory Booker...
  • Georgia State Patrol fires over 30 new troopers for cheating on speed detection test

    01/30/2020 5:31:32 PM PST · by Ken H · 41 replies
    My Fox 8 / WJBF Atlanta ^ | Jan 30, 2020 | Web Staff
    ATLANTA (WJBF) – Thirty-three new troopers with the Georgia State Patrol are out of a job after it was discovered they allegedly cheated on exams, authorities said at a press conference Tuesday. Col. Mark McDonough, commissioner of the Department of Public Safety and head of GSP, said that students with the 106th trooper school cheated during an online test for speed detection in October of 2019. The investigation began just days after testing and included interviews with each of the students. Top DSP officials learned about the scandal from the girlfriend of one of the cadets, Demon Clark, WJBF reported....
  • Why Anger Is Boiling Behind the Scenes About Houston Astros' Sign-Stealing Punishments

    01/15/2020 2:47:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    ESPN ^ | 1/14 | Jeff Passan
    The kneecapping of the Houston Astros went off Monday in exquisite fashion. Big names were fired. Draft picks were revoked. A record fine was levied. Pounds of flesh were exacted from egregious cheaters. The optics worked. The Astros' comeuppance was here, and it was severe. Major League Baseball was righting an obvious wrong. As the day rolled on and people around baseball pondered exactly what had happened, a less obvious version of the story emerged. It was all so tidy, all so clean, so carefully orchestrated and meticulously calibrated -- like something the Astros, ever lauded for their efficiency and...
  • Astros' Luhnow, Hinch suspended for '20 season

    01/13/2020 11:20:04 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 102 replies ^ | 1/13/2020 | Mark Feinsand
    Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch have each been suspended without pay for the 2020 season by Major League Baseball, which on Monday released the findings from its investigation into Houston’s sign-stealing allegations. Houston also forfeits its first- and second-round picks in the 2020 and 2021 MLB Drafts as part of the penalties. In addition, the Astros were fined $5 million, which is the highest allowable fine under the Major League Constitution.
  • Patrick Reed's lawyer tries to shut down media over the word 'cheating'

    01/11/2020 5:23:06 AM PST · by Conserv · 14 replies
    I did not imagine things could get much worse for Patrick Reed, but it appears that they have. One month after Reed's bunker incident at the Hero World Challenge, where he was filmed moving sand from behind his ball with his golf club, it was revealed that he recently sent a letter to Brandel Chamblee of Golf Channel warning him about using the word "cheating" on air. According to Eamon Lynch of Golfweek, Chamblee received a letter from Reed's lawyer warning him about some of his language following the Hero World Challenge. Here's what Chamblee said: "To defend what Patrick...
  • Patriots caught videotaping Bengals after 'unintended oversight'

    12/10/2019 12:56:15 AM PST · by twister881 · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 10, 2019 | Fox Newe & AP
    [The Patriots] -- still trying to distance itself from the 2007 Spygate scandal -- had to deal with a new report that said a video crew working for the team filmed the Cincinnati Bengals sideline during Sunday's game. The latest allegations came to light when Bengals coach Zac Taylor, whose team plays New England on Sunday, confirmed that the league was investigating the crew's activities.
  • Patriots Cheating Scandals Are Always Overblown

    12/11/2019 10:17:56 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 28 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/10/2019 | Alex Reimer
    Here is the reality about the the myriad of Patriots cheating scandals that have surfaced under Bill Belichick: despite the sensationalist national media coverage, they are all minimal infractions, and going on the facts, incredibly dull. That is the case regarding the latest allegation of supposed Patriots subterfuge. It all started Monday afternoon, when Bengals head coach Zac Taylor confirmed at his press conference the NFL is investigating New England for filming the Cincinnati sideline from the press box during its contest Sunday against the Browns. The bullet-point description of the claim reads like a redux of Spygate, the infamous...
  • Astros Stole Signs Electronically During 2017 MLB Season

    11/12/2019 11:21:56 AM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 42 replies ^ | 12 Nov 19 | Adam Wells
    Following accusations of sign-stealing during this year's postseason, one former Houston Astros pitcher said members of the organization devised a system in 2017 to steal signals from opposing teams. Per The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich, Mike Fiers and three other people who were with the organization in 2017 said the Astros developed a system for home games that was aided by a television camera set up in the outfield. "That's not playing the game the right way," said Fiers. "They were advanced and willing to go above and beyond to win." Rosenthal and Drellich reported the system began...
  • Transgender cyclist Rachel McKinnon dominates as competitors raise questions

    10/21/2019 6:26:17 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 77 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 21, 2019 | 8:44pm | Mollie Walker
    Transgender cyclist Rachel McKinnon continues to dominate women’s cycling. It has not been an easy ride. Last weekend at the Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Manchester, England, the 37-year-old Canadian first set a world record in qualifying for the 35-39 age category 200-meter sprint, then went on to defend her title in the finals. Her success, however, has been overshadowed by frustrated competitors. In an interview with Sky News, former cycling champion Victoria Hood said, “It is not complicated. The science is there and it says that it is unfair. The male body, which has been through male puberty,...