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  • Watch Out For Far Left Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren

    01/21/2019 3:57:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2019 | Rachel Alexander
    Everyone knows that Democratic Senator Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren of Massachusetts falsely claimed to be Native American. But what do we know about her record? She announced a couple of weeks ago that she has formed an exploratory committee for president, and is considered one of the leading contenders for the Democratic ticket. Don’t buy into her pseudo-populist rhetoric. She is no moderate Democrat. The Boston Globe correctly observed about her early campaigning in New Hampshire, “Elizabeth Warren’s N.H. swing is about poaching Bernie Sanders’ base.” The Guardian notes that “commentators often talk of a ‘Sanders-Warren wing’ of the Democratic party.” And New York Magazine points out that it...
  • Opposition parties in Turkey point to several irregularities on voters roll (Voter Fraud)

    01/19/2019 4:42:47 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Rudaw | 14 hours ago | None stated
    ERBIL, KurdistanRegion— As Turkey prepares for its first local election in the post-coup era, political parties are racing to get every vote possible and opposition are finding irregularities on voter registration lists.  Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Tuesday that 53,099 Syrian refugees who have gained Turkish citizenship can vote in the upcoming local election. Turkey will hold provincial and local elections on March 31. The Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) has claimed that thousands of names of AKP supporters have been abnormally added to voter lists. The pro-Kurdish party says it has visited mukhtars of the locations of supposed...
  • Gov. Northam Calls for California-style Voting Laws in Virginia

    01/14/2019 11:11:49 AM PST · by blueyon · 42 replies
    newvirginiapress.com ^ | 01/10/19 | ???
    Advancing on gains made last year, Democrats in Virginia are pushing for another big play. After last year’s success pulling in soft Republicans to help pass their agenda, Democrats are eagerly asking for more. This year they’ve announced a bold agenda to import California-style voting laws into the Commonwealth with Governor Northam confident he has all the votes he needs. Northam Announces His Plan to End Voter ID and Usher-in Early Voting California’s voting laws caused a flurry of conservative outrage after the Midterm elections last year. On election night the Republican party was down just 26 seats. But when...
  • Text messaging startup used in midterms fires third of staff (Dem. Astroturing)

    01/12/2019 4:26:45 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/12/19 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Hustle, a text-messaging startup that worked closely with several Democratic candidates in the 2018 elections, fired a third of its staff this week. CEO Roddy Lindsay announced the move via a blog post on Thursday. "While we are incredibly proud of our impact in the 2018 midterms, delivering more than 200 million text messages to and from voters, it was an enormous operational challenge supporting such an effort; one that required a team size that is not yet sustainable for us on an ongoing basis," Lindsay wrote. "And while we have an exciting set of initial commercial customers using Hustle...
  • Did Ballot-Harvesting By Illegals Flip Elections To Democrats?

    01/09/2019 9:37:09 AM PST · by bitt · 35 replies
    investors.com ^ | 1/8/2019 | admin
    Voter Fraud: Democrats say they oppose President Trump's demand for money to start building a border wall on moral grounds. More likely it's because they know that unchecked immigration — legal or illegal — helps them win elections. If you don't think so, look at what happened in California in the midterms. A recent Los Angeles Times article — titled "How young immigrant 'Dreamers' made flipping control of the House a personal quest" — talked about how those who came to the country illegally as children had been running around California helping otherwise nonvoters fill out ballots. Ballot-Harvesting By 'Dreamers'...
  • Is the media’s Elizabeth Warren coverage repeating the same mistakes of 2016?

    01/05/2019 10:35:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Boston ^ | 1/04/19 | Nik DeCosta-Klipa
    Just a few days into 2019, some Democrats and media critics are seeing ghosts of the type of 2016 campaign coverage they say sunk Hillary Clinton. And now it’s haunting Elizabeth Warren. Shortly after the 2016 election, a Harvard study on the media’s campaign coverage found that policy — what Clinton and Donald Trump would actually do as president — accounted for just 10 percent of their overall news coverage. In the case of both candidates, their policies were by far overshadowed by coverage about the “horse race” and their “alleged scandals.” Follow-up research concurred that the coverage disproportionately focused...
  • Illegal Aliens tell of ballot-harvesting in California to flip the House blue

    01/03/2019 9:11:40 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 21 replies
    In Orange County the Democrats harvested 250,000 absentee ballots—enough to kill off four members of Congress, a State Senator and Assemblyman. Now we find out, through a technicality in the law, the harvesters in many cases were illegal aliens!! “The Times describes how California’s famed ballot-harvestors, who flipped places such as Orange County blue in the last midterm, aren’t actually citizens. They did it by “helping” voters fill out, and turn in, and continue to turn in, ballots from otherwise uncommitted voters until they got the result they wanted. Here’s the DREAMers “helping” the voters vote the way they wanted,...
  • DREAMers tell of ballot-harvesting in California to flip the House blue

    01/02/2019 12:31:18 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 88 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1-2-19 | Monical Showalter
    It was one of those heartstring-tugging, tear-jerking, carefully curated narratives about DREAMers we're supposed to read and then respond to with sympathy. But a story that ran in the Los Angeles Times yesterday accidentally did more to raise questions about the issue of ballot-harvesting in California than any raving right-wing warning tome could ever do. The Times describes how California's famed ballot-harvestors, who flipped places such as Orange County blue in the last midterm, aren't actually citizens. They did it by "helping" voters fill out, and turn in, and continue to turn in, ballots from otherwise uncommitted voters until they...
  • DREAMers discuss going ballot-harvesting in California to flip the House blue

    01/02/2019 8:54:56 AM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 2, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    It was one of those heartstring-tugging, tear-jerking, carefully curated narratives about DREAMers we're supposed to read and then respond to with sympathy. But a story that ran in the Los Angeles Times yesterday accidentally did more to raise questions about the issue of ballot-harvesting in California than any raving right-wing warning tome could ever do. The Times describes how California's famed ballot-harvestors, who flipped places such as Orange County blue ... foreign nationals voting, without any fear of prosecution. That changes the nature of the election, and in fact, the U.S. republic itself. Voting up until now has been a...
  • Campaign Slogans For Dems in 2019/2020

    01/01/2019 11:14:08 AM PST · by Waverunner · 50 replies
    So, as my New Year Contribution, I challenge all freepers to come up with sarcastic, but funny slogans for the dems in 2019/2020 campaogn Season. Here are three to start it off.
  • The Steele Dossier and the perils of political insurance policies

    12/25/2018 6:54:22 PM PST · by bitt · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/22/2018 | Jonathan Turley
    The wonderful thing about insurance is that you can cover just about anything, so long as you are prepared to pay the premium. Model Heidi Klum insured her legs for $2.2 million, twice the amount of the insurance on fabled actress Betty Grable’s limbs. Lloyd’s of London once insured a 12-foot cigar. KISS bassist Gene Simmons’ tongue ($1 million), Pittsburgh Steeler Troy Polamalu’s hair ($1 million), Bruce Springsteen’s vocal cords ($6 million), even Rolling Stone Keith Richards’ middle finger ($1.6 million) — all insured. But what about an election? According to former British spy Christopher Steele, that was precisely the...
  • The Mueller delusion

    12/23/2018 3:58:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Week ^ | 12/19/18 | Matthew Walther
    **SNIP** Meanwhile Mueller is doing a good impersonation of a delusional power-crazed middle-school librarian. "Did you ever have a conversation with Rob and Pat in this library? Did you use your library voice? Okay, was it on a Tuesday? No, it was actually a Wednesday, and you, sir, are getting detention. Oh, what's that? You happen to know that Kev and Phil were smoking cigarettes on the loading dock back in the seventh grade? Thank you, thank you so much! No, that's all right, I can ring their employers." If you don't recognize this as a more or less accurate...
  • FARRELL: HOW THE FBI RAN AN ILLEGAL COUNTERINTELLIGENCE MASQUERADE IN PLOT TO GET TRUMP

    12/20/2018 7:54:31 PM PST · by bitt · 60 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/20/2018 | chris farrell
    In examining the cast of FBI and senior Department of Justice (DOJ) officials fired, retired, resigned and under investigation since May 2017, the breathtaking scope of the FBI’s unprecedented criminal efforts to steer a presidential election and frame a newly elected president serves as Exhibit A for the organization’s disbandment. The “leadership” that willfully and corruptly ignored Hillary Clinton’s criminal mishandling of highly classified information had no problem faking a counterintelligence investigation to smear and destroy President Trump. A recitation of the FBI/DOJ Litany of Shame is called for: Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Baker, Ohr, Yates, Priestap, Rybicki, Kortan, Campbell,...
  • Why Biden, Bernie and Beto Shouldn’t Get Cocky

    12/18/2018 5:12:28 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    Why Biden, Bernie and Beto Shouldn’t Get Cocky Polls and predictions this far ahead of November 2020 aren’t worth much. By Frank Bruni Opinion Columnist Dec. 18, 2018 Promise me something: Over the coming weeks, whenever you hear a pundit or read a poll on the subject of who the 2020 Democratic nominee might be, you’ll flash back four years. You’ll remember predictions about the Republican nominee at this same point before the 2016 election. Republicans then were in a situation similar to the one that Democrats are in now. More than a dozen candidates were poised to run. And...
  • 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...