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  • Donald Trump’s Mass. Headquarters Spray Painted With Vulgar Graffiti

    01/09/2016 6:08:14 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 59 replies
    CBS 4 Boston ^ | 1/9/16 | CBS 4 Boston
    LITTLETON (CBS) – Donald Trump’s Massachusetts headquarters was vandalized with vulgar graffiti. The front entrance at the Trump state campaign headquarters in Littleton were spray painted with a phallic drawing, a curse word, and “Nazi” written in large letters. Trump’s Massachusetts headquarters is located on King Street. The controversial presidential candidate is currently leading polls in the Republican party. “These types of acts are surprising and certainly not representative of the kind of town that Littleton is and the kind of people who live in this community. People have a right to express their views and disagreements, but the line...
  • Elections chief: State needs to revise laws on campaign giving

    03/24/2015 10:40:18 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 3-24-15 | Jason Stein
    Madison The state must revise its laws governing political spending especially that done by independent groups in light of recent free speech decisions by federal courts, the head of Wisconsin's elections agency told lawmakers Tuesday. Spurred by federal judges, outside groups and their own preference for less regulation, GOP lawmakers are considering changes to the state's complex campaign laws that would likely make it easier for independent groups to spend money to influence Wisconsin politics. Kevin Kennedy, executive director of the state Government Accountability Board, told a joint elections committee of legislators that decisions in federal appellate...
  • FEC deadlock keeps Internet free from broadcast campaign ad regulations

    10/26/2014 7:27:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/26/14 | Stephen Dinan
    The Federal Election Commission deadlocked in a crucial Internet campaign speech vote announced late last week, leaving online political blogging and videos free of many of the reporting requirements attached to broadcast ads for now. All three Republican-backed members voted against restrictions, but they were opposed by the three Democrat-backed panel members, including Vice Chairwoman Ann M. Ravel, who said she will lead a push next year to come up with rules for government political speech on the Internet. It would mark a major reversal for the commission, which for nearly a decade has protected the
  • Ruling a blow to Roberts in Kansas

    09/18/2014 3:23:14 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 45 replies ^ | 9/18/14 | Kyle Cheney
    The Kansas Supreme Court sided Thursday with Democrats attempting to remove their candidate from the ballot in Kansass razor-tight Senate race, a blow to incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts reelection prospects. The withdrawal of the Democratic nominee in the race, Chad Taylor, clears a path for independent Greg Orman to challenge Roberts one-on-one. Polls show Orman leading in the contest in a head-to-head matchup. Although Taylor announced earlier this month that he was ending his campaign, Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach had ruled that Taylors name must remain on the ballot because his withdrawal failed to meet the precise...
  • Lerner Associate: "I Dont Understand How Anyone But Straight White Men Can Vote Republican

    07/16/2014 12:46:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7/16/14 | Guy Benson
    Federal employees, like all Americans, are entitled to hold passionate political beliefs. Most executive branch federal employees, however, may not engage in certain political activities, thanks to an anti-conflict of interest principle enshrined in a federal law called the Hatch Act. To wit, President Bush requested the resignation of his GSA administrator in 2008 after the US Office of Special Counsel determined she had violated federal law by participating in a video conference with Karl Rove and sending out partisan letters. (The New York Times was scandalized at the time, though I strangely cant find their editorial calling for Kathleen
  • Muslim Brotherhood Launches Own U.S. Political Party

    04/01/2014 4:39:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies ^ | April 1, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Islamofascism: With an eye toward the 2016 election, the radical Muslim Brotherhood has built the framework for a political party in America that seeks to turn Muslims into an Islamist voting bloc. 'Muslim voters have the potential to be swing voters in 2016," said Nihad Awad in launching the benign-sounding U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations, whose membership reads like a Who's Who of Brotherhood front groups. "We are aiming to bring more participation from the Muslim community." USCMO also aims to elect Islamists in Washington, with the ultimate objective of "institutionalizing policies" favorable to Islamists that is, Shariah law....

    10/08/2012 6:13:10 PM PDT · by Snuph · 21 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8 Oct 2012 | WYNTON HAL
    Minutes after Newsweek published a story on the threat of illegal foreign and fraudulent online campaign donations late Monday afternoon, the Obama campaign struck back hard with a response smearing one of the articles authors and offered an anemic defense of its online fundraising operations.
  • Voter intimidation case proves WH involvement

    08/04/2012 12:38:43 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    One News Now ^ | 8-4-12 | Chad Groening
    .S. District Judge Reggie Walton ruled that Obama political appointees, through a series of e-mails, did confer with Justice Department lawyers about the status and resolution of the case prior to the DOJ's dismissal of the charges. Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, says the ruling contradicts the testimony of Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez that political leadership was not involved in the decision. "Surely the public has an interest in the documents that cast doubt on the accuracy of government officials' representations regarding the possible politicization of agency decision making," Fitton states. "So, it's clear here the court found...
  • Obama Aims at Election Laws

    11/02/2011 2:08:00 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 32 replies
    CHICAGOThe Obama re-election campaign has quietly opened a counteroffensive against Republican-backed changes to election laws that Democrats say will suppress votes for their candidates and limit their get-out-the-vote drives. The effort, led by former White House counsel Robert Bauer, prompted the suspension of an Ohio law limiting early voting. Campaign officials produced educational materials to counter a Wisconsin law that requires voters to produce photo I.D.sbut disallows those used by Wisconsin colleges. By this spring, the Obama re-election campaign will mount what Mr. Bauer called an unprecedented "voter protection" effort, fielding thousands of volunteers in battleground states to help navigate...
  • We Will Not Be Silenced: Democrats Produce Documentary Alleging Rampant Vote Fraud by Team Obama

    07/12/2010 10:22:32 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 12, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    A group of lifelong Democrats recently produced a compelling documentary allleging rampant voter fraud by the Obama campaign during the 2008 election. Doug Ross reported: Referring to the controversial 2008 Democrat presidential primary, Carolyn Tackett asks, Was Barack Obama selected rather than elected?. Fox & Friends had an explosive interview with Gigi Gaston, a writer/director who has made a documentary outlining the rampant voter fraud perpetrated by the Obama campaign during the 2008 primaries against Hillary Clinton. Gaston is a lifelong Democrat whose grandfather was a Democratic governor of Massachusetts Gaston is not some partisan hack but someone who cares...
  • How the Democrates could win in November.

    04/10/2010 6:57:32 AM PDT · by Blackhawk · 32 replies · 1,110+ views
    Madistan | 4-10-10 | Various
    The Democrates can still win in Novemember. In fact, if they paly their cards right, they can get back their super majorities in both houses of congress. Here's how... Just fast track a Bill like this through state legislatures. Bill makes many changes to election law including the following: 1)The bill allows municipalities to set up satellite absentee ballot stations for early voting. These stations apparently could be done in college dorms, outside of bars, or other inappropriate locals. 2) The current open government practice of allowing any citizen to challenge individual ballots would end as monitoring of elections of...
  • Justices Reject Campaign Finance Limits

    01/21/2010 7:15:59 AM PST · by steve-b · 118 replies · 6,238+ views
    The Supreme Court has ruled that corporations may spend freely to support or oppose candidates for president and Congress, easing decades-old limits on their participation in federal campaigns....
  • On Panthers, Justice Gives Finger.....

    01/12/2010 9:30:20 AM PST · by MadisonReagan · 14 replies · 2,234+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/12/10 | Quin HIllyer
    By QHillyer on Jan. 12, 2010 into Water Cooler Much more on this later. For now, just a heads-up that the Justice Department "responded" to subpoenas from the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, concerning the New Black Panther voting intimidation case, by citing (or inventing) seven different grounds to "object to each and every Interrogatory and Document Request" from the Commission......
  • Time for a Military Suffrage Movement

    07/31/2009 11:27:57 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 494+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 31, 2009 | Keli Carender
    Remember the last election and all the rhetoric from the Democrats about making sure every vote counted, and reaching out to "traditionally" disenfranchised voters and communities? Remember how they were constantly accusing Republicans of deliberately and maliciously alienating and suppressing minority voters? Remember all that? In fact, claims of specific instances of disenfranchised voters were alleged long before the Oneran for office. It turns out that the brave men and women of our military are the most disenfranchised group of voters today. Literally. The Heritage Foundation has published the results and analysis of research performed by Hans A. von Spakovsky,...
  • Liberal Hackers at it Again

    03/12/2009 4:00:38 AM PDT · by drellberg · 67 replies · 2,496+ views
    Powerline ^ | March 11, 2009 | John Hinderaker
    ""Wikileaks" explained in an earlier email that it was making public the information on Coleman's donors, including their credit card numbers, because of the "Coleman campaign's effort to impugn the election processes in the State of Minnesota." As a result of Wikileak's mass email of a spread sheet containing credit card information for thousands of Coleman donors, the Coleman campaign sent an email to its supporters today suggesting that they cancel their credit cards."
  • Prop 8 Supporters Say Theyre Being Harassed; Challenge Campaign Finance Rules

    01/09/2009 1:22:52 PM PST · by Caleb1411 · 22 replies · 1,002+ views ^ | January 09, 2009 | Susan Jones
    Supporters of California's Proposition 8 say they are being harrassed by homosexual activists who use California campaign finance rules to get their names, addresses, and other personal information. (AP File Photo) ( Citizens who supported Californias Proposition 8 say they are being systematically harassed because of disclosures required by California campaign finance laws. A marriage protection group is now challenging the constitutionality of California campaign finance laws that compelled Prop 8 donors to submit personal information. Prop 8, a voter initiative that passed in November, amended the California Constitution to say, Only marriage between a man and a woman...
  • Obama's Lottery , is it legal in Minnesota or any other State that has gambling laws?

    07/08/2008 8:13:18 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 44 replies · 116+ views
    Make a donation of $5 or more between now and midnight on July 31st, and you could be one of 10 supporters chosen to meet Barack backstage and watch his acceptance speech in person. Each of the 10 selected supporters can bring a guest, and will be flown to Denver to spend two days at the convention, culminating in Barack's speech on Thursday, August 28th.
  • Obama to accept nomination 'for entire American people' (barf-up a lung Alert)

    07/07/2008 11:52:38 AM PDT · by pabianice · 56 replies · 127+ views
    Obamanation Headquarters | 7/7/08 | Plouff
    Friend -- I wanted you to be the first to hear the news. At the Democratic National Convention next month, we're going to kick off the general election with an event that opens up the political process the same way we've opened it up throughout this campaign. Barack has made it clear that this is your convention, not his. On Thursday, August 28th, he's scheduled to formally accept the Democratic nomination in a speech at the convention hall in front of the assembled delegates. Instead, Barack will leave the convention hall and join more than 75,000 people for a huge,...
  • Legal but Controversial, It Helped Get Out the Vote [Democrats Buying Votes Alert]

    05/13/2008 5:42:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 6 replies · 153+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 13, 2008 | Mike McIntire and Michael Luo
    In the threadbare border towns of South Texas, one of the countrys poorest regions, enterprising locals like Candelaria Espinoza have long been paid to round up votes for candidates on Election Day. There is even a name for these electoral soldiers of fortune: politiqueras. So when Senator Hillary Rodham Clintons presidential campaign arrived in South Texas in February seeking an edge in its uphill battle against Senator Barack Obama, Ms. Espinoza was happy to oblige, for a price. The campaign paid her and seven other members of her family $100 to $200 each to knock on doors, deliver fliers and...
  • Superdelegate ( Steve Ybarra) Wants $20 Million (For his vote)

    05/09/2008 5:25:32 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies · 114+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 9, 2008
    He is Steve Ybarra. He's a superdelegate in California and he, now, says he's willing to take either Clinton or Obama's side but for a big price. -snip For the last eight years, I've been trying to get the Democratic Party to pay attention to the needs of voter registration and education and get out the vote to the Mexican-American community. And guess what? We managed to lose two elections because of it. So, we're coming up on an election where the Mexican-American voter will be the person who makes the decision in this upcoming election. HEMMER: How did you...
  • DNC Superdelegate Puts His Vote Up For Sale

    05/08/2008 2:14:24 PM PDT · by MSMLies · 60 replies · 262+ views
    DNC Superdelegate Puts His Vote Up For Sale Steven Ybarra Wants $20 Million For His Vote SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS13) ― In this tight battle for the Democratic nomination we've heard a lot about the candidates courting superdelegates. But, one superdelegate is courting the candidates. He says he'll sell his vote for a price. A very high price: $20 million. Steven Ybarra of Sacramento says that eight-figure price is peanuts for the presidency.
  • 8 Charged in St Louis Voter Fraud

    12/21/2007 10:20:53 AM PST · by Clintons Are White Trash · 56 replies · 274+ views
    St. Louis Post Disgrace ^ | 12/21/07 | Todd C. Frankel
    Eight people have been charged with faking voter registration forms in St. Louis city and county in 2006, federal authorities announced today. The federal indictments were unsealed this morning. Some of the accused have not been arrested yet, so their names are being withheld. The eight people were employed as voter registration recruiters by ACORN, the not-for-profit Assoication of Community Organizations for Reform Now. ACORN ran a voter registration drive for the general election in November 2006.
  • Clinton Donors Could Do With Some Profiling

    10/25/2007 9:25:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 146+ views
    IBD ^ | October 24, 2007 | Michelle Malkin
    Asian-American groups don't like the increased public scrutiny that Hillary Clinton's mysterious Chinese dishwasher donors are getting. To which I say, in words that should be universally understood: Boo-hoo. In the wake of eye-opening investigations by the New York Post and Los Angeles Times of more dubious foreign funny money flowing into Hillary's coffers, ethnic grievance organizations are stepping forward to condemn these stories as examples of "negligent journalism." Yep. The newspapers are guilty of "negligence" because they actually broke news instead of covering it up. Both papers uncovered dishwashers, cooks and other suspect Hillary campaign contributors in New York's...
  • Judge: FEC Can Regulate Case-By-Case

    08/30/2007 5:11:34 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 420+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/30/7 | JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Election Commission can continue to regulate independent political groups on a case-by-case basis and does not need to adopt new rules to govern them, a federal judge said Thursday. The decision was a blow to advocates of more restrictive campaign finance laws, who say the lack of precise rules will result in widespread abuses of campaign spending in the 2008 presidential and congressional elections. FEC lawyers argued that election commissioners were adequately policing the activities of so-called 527 groups, named after the section of the IRS code under which they are registered. These groups, which...
  • Hillary Clinton Could Use Bill Clinton's Foreign Cash for 2008 Campaign

    06/19/2007 12:54:57 PM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 3 replies · 315+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 19, 2007 | Greg Simmons
    WASHINGTON It is against the law for a candidate for federal office to take political contributions from foreigners. But a potential "loophole" could help at least one high-profile candidate in the 2008 presidential race: It is perfectly legal for a candidate for federal office to use personal income earned in foreign countries or personal income earned by a spouse in foreign countries... The New York senator has access not only to her own wealth, but also to the bankroll of her wealthy husband, former President Bill Clinton, who has capitalized greatly on his rsum since leaving office in...
  • Hillary Clinton Could Use Bill Clinton's Foreign Cash for 2008 Campaign

    06/19/2007 1:15:14 PM PDT · by visualops · 14 replies · 406+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 19, 2007 | Greg Simmons
    WASHINGTON It is against the law for a candidate for federal office to take political contributions from foreigners. But a potential "loophole" could help at least one high-profile candidate in the 2008 presidential race: It is perfectly legal for a candidate for federal office to use personal income earned in foreign countries or personal income earned by a spouse in foreign countries. The New York senator has access not only to her own wealth, but also to the bankroll of her wealthy husband, former President Bill Clinton, who has capitalized greatly on his rsum since leaving office in...
  • Ailing Texas Pol Makes His Bed at State Capitol to Block Anti-Illegal Immigrant Voting Bill

    05/24/2007 8:44:29 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies · 802+ views
    AP/Fox News ^ | May 22, 2007
    Against his doctor's advice, a stooped and feeble Sen. Mario Gallegos arrives at the Texas legislature each day, just to make sure lawmakers do not take up a bill requiring voters to show identification proving they are not illegal immigrants. And when the rigors of the job start to wear on the Democratic lawmaker, whose body is trying to reject a liver transplanted four months ago, he retires to a hospital-style bed — donated by a Republican colleague — in a room next to the Senate chamber. From there, he can be summoned at a moment's notice should his vote...
  • Gore pulled off Oscars stage before presidential 'announcement'

    02/26/2007 5:20:51 AM PST · by ryan71 · 58 replies · 2,971+ views
    AFP ^ | Feb 26 12:49 AM US/Eastern
    "Even though I honestly had not planned on doing this, I guess with a billion people watching, it's as good as time as any. So, my fellow Americans, I'm going to take this opportunity right here and now to formally announce my intention..." But suddenly the Oscars orchestra struck up its keynote tune, signalling that Gore and DiCaprio had overstayed their time and had to leave the stage
  • DEMS HOTDOGGING FOR VOTES (WI Univ. violations begin)

    11/06/2006 5:46:09 PM PST · by unspun · 24 replies · 1,250+ views
    email news release ^ | 11-6-2006 | Republican Party of Wisconsin
    (Madison, WI)….First it was “Smokes for Votes.” Then it was “Pastries for Votes.” Now Democrats are continuing their assault on the health of voters by offering “Wieners for votes.” Democrats in Eau Claire are illegally offering free food in an effort to bribe people for their vote. Today, a complaint had to be filed against Democrat Kathleen Vinehout’s campaign for handing out free food in violation of Wisconsin’s “election bribery” law. The Executive Director of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, Rick Wiley, says he doubts even free food will help Vinhout’s campaign. “Apparently, Kathleen’s campaign is so out of steam,...
  • Man accused of voting twice in Bush-Gore election (Guess which party?)

    08/16/2006 8:07:56 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 120 replies · 2,534+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 8/16/06 | Abdon M. Pallasch
    If there's one thing Donovan Riley apparently learned during his time in Chicago, it was "Vote early and often." Riley, 69, the former CEO of the University of Illinois Medical Center and a former law professor at Loyola University, is running for a state senate seat in Milwaukee. On Nov. 7, 2000, the day of the big election between Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush, Riley appeared at the polling place in Oconomowac, Wis., where he had registered to vote just the day before, voting records show. His ex-wife owned a home there. "Then he drove...
  • Dems say Hall ideal to seek old seat

    08/16/2006 5:20:43 AM PDT · by Dane · 14 replies · 352+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | August 16, 2006 | Lynn Hulsey
    Dems say Hall ideal to seek old seat Studebaker's exit leaves party with need for candidate to run against Turner. By Lynn Hulsey Staff Writer Local Democrats will not only need to find a candidate to run for Congress in place of Stephanie Studebaker on less than three months notice, but they'll also need to find someone who can quickly raise the money needed to beat an incumbent. Montgomery County Democratic Party Chairman Dennis Lieberman said he thinks former U.S. Rep. Tony Hall might be just the guy. A special primary election will be held to choose a Democrat to...
  • Cindy Sheehan Registers To Vote In Crawford - Illegally?

    08/10/2006 1:06:43 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 161 replies · 3,173+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | August 10, 2006 | N/A
    From our intrepid correspondent on site down in Texas, Crawford Activist, we have this photo of Cindy Sheehan registering to vote in the local post office last Tuesday: Crawford Activist reports that Mother Sheehan then left Crawford late Tuesday afternoon to attend a conference in Seattle she is headlining. Ms. Sheehan is supposed to return to Crawford Friday morning in time to protest the RNC fundraiser near the President's ranch. Then Cindy is off again to give a speech in Washington, DC on Saturday. It seems she just can't resist those speaking fees.But hasn't our hero mother broken Texas law...
  • Detroit clerk to purge 55,000 names from voter rolls

    07/18/2006 1:51:40 PM PDT · by oxcart · 82 replies · 2,452+ views
    AP via ^ | 07/18/2006 | Unknown
    DETROIT (AP) The city clerk plans to purge the names of nearly 55,000 dead people and those who no longer live in the city from voting rolls as part of an effort to ensure integrity in elections. Clerk Janice Winfrey bought lists of deaths from the state and city health department. Then she moved to eliminate the names of people who hadn't cast a ballot since before the 2002 election and who had been mailed voter card registration renewal forms that were returned as undeliverable. Already the names of about 33,000 deceased voters have been removed, The Detroit News...
  • A backdoor plan to thwart the electoral college

    06/16/2006 4:26:42 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 32 replies · 1,450+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 16, 2006 | Randy Dotinga
    Some states try to ensure that the winner of popular vote becomes president. SAN DIEGO Picture it: On election day in some future year, a presidential candidate ends up with the most popular votes but not enough electoral votes to win. It's a repeat of the 2000 election in which one contender, Democrat Al Gore, took the majority of the national popular vote, while the other, Republican George W. Bush, clinched the most electoral college votes and, hence, the presidency. But this time there's a twist: A bunch of states team up and give all their electoral college votes to...
  • Photo IDs could improve image of election process

    05/10/2006 12:41:11 PM PDT · by mathprof · 26 replies · 610+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 5/10/06 | ED FEULNER
    "Vote early -- and often." We hear this quip every time an election rolls around, and with good reason: Electoral fraud is as old as the ballot box itself and still happens in the United States. Just last year a judge in Washington state ruled that some 1,678 illegal votes were cast in its 2004 election -- more than enough to change the outcome of the governor's race. Few concepts matter more in a republican democracy than the credibility of "one person, one vote." Yet no nationwide standard exists to prevent fraud at the voting booth. Some states, including Virginia,...
  • Shareholder shove comes to PUSH ( Jesse Jackson Alert )

    05/04/2006 8:56:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies · 722+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | May 4, 2006 | CHERYL V. JACKSON
    A shareholder group is gaining momentum in its efforts to pressure companies to disclose charitable giving -- with donations linked to the Rev. Jesse Jackson... The National Legal and Policy Center has stepped up efforts to require corporations to disclose more details about their donations... The Rainbow/PUSH Citizen Education Fund, which in 2001 provided payments to Jackson's former mistress. The Church Falls, Va.-based non-profit group hit two shareholders meetings this week -- Boeing on Monday and PepsiCo Inc. on Wednesday. "Many shareholders would certainly object to their money going to a controversial and divisive figure like Jesse Jackson," said Peter...
  • Alderman: Election Day troubles could be part of 'international conspiracy' (Chicago)

    04/08/2006 4:31:45 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 15 replies · 653+ views
    ABC Chicago ^ | April 7, 2006 | Andy Shaw
    One of Chicago's most powerful aldermen has a conspiracy theory for the voting problems experienced during the March primary. Alderman Ed Burke wants to know why the Chicago board of elections would pick a Venezuelan company to supply the city's new voting machines, a company Burke believes has the ability to rig an election for political gain. Both the voting machine company and the board of elections are calling alderman Burke's suggestion of a conspiracy absurd. This happened during a city council hearing Friday on problems during last month's primary. Alderman Ed Burke, whose wife just got appointed to the...
  • Bloggers push politics aside in fight against FEC

    03/20/2006 2:44:50 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 81 replies · 1,974+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | March 19, 2006 | John Reinan
    This might be the first time Freepers and Kossacks have agreed on anything. From the conservative website Free Republic to the liberal Daily Kos, Internet users of all ideologies are uniting in opposition to federal regulation of political blogs. As early as this afternoon, the Federal Election Commission will publish regulations that, for the first time, could put limits on what bloggers can do and say in support of political candidates. The FEC is trying to define the line between offering political opinions and operating as part of a political campaign. The full commission is expected to vote Thursday on...
  • State election law doesn't give soldiers enough time to vote [AL]

    03/08/2006 3:21:17 AM PST · by charrisGOP · 230+ views
    THE DECATUR DAILY ^ | MARCH 8, 2006 | M.J. Ellington
    MONTGOMERY Alabamians fighting overseas have as much right to vote as someone in line at the local voting booth, and election laws need to change for that to happen, officials said. At a Tuesday meeting, officials said June primary and runoff votes might be disrupted either by extending the time between the primary and the runoff or some other means to comply with new federal edicts. Attorney General Troy King, who called the meeting, said Alabama has little choice but to comply with U.S. Justice Department demands that the state correct absentee voting regulations. Justice officials said Alabama law...
  • 11,500 Dead Washingtonians Still Registered To Vote

    01/26/2006 4:24:20 PM PST · by pissant · 69 replies · 1,438+ views
    KOMO 4 News ^ | 1/26/06 | staff
    EVERETT - A statewide computer sweep of voter registration records in Washington found 11,500 voters listed as dead by the state Health Department. The sweep this month also found 36,000 voters who appear to be registered in two counties. The manager of the new $6 million database project, Pam Floyd, says the names have been flagged for further scrutiny. Snohomish County immediately canceled the voter registrations for the more than 1,400 dead people. The state has 3.5 million registered voters. Monthly sweeps are planned for duplicate and deceased voters. In March, officials plan to create the first comprehensive list of...
  • Sudden plea deals in tire slashing case

    01/20/2006 1:22:41 PM PST · by mafree · 100 replies · 4,566+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1/20/05 | Greg Nunnaly
    In an unexpected twist in the Election Day tire slashing trial, four former Kerry-Edwards campaign staffers, including the sons of U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) and former Acting Mayor Marvin Pratt, have agreed to plead no contest to misdemeanors. The plea agreements came in the middle of jury deliberations after an eight-day trial on felony property damage charges that carried potential 3 1/2 year prison terms upon conviction. Michael Pratt, 33, Sowande Omokunde, 26, Lewis G. Caldwell, 29, and Lavelle Mohammad, 36, have all pleaded no contest to misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property. Omokunde is Moore's son. Prosecutors...
  • Milwaukee Democrats To Face Felony Charges In Election-Day Conspiracy

    01/23/2005 9:21:59 AM PST · by CT CONSERVATIVE · 15 replies · 966+ views
    Captains Quarters ^ | 1/23/05 | Captain Ed
    Two sons of prominent Democratic polticians and three paid party activists will face felony charges as a result of a widely-publicized attempt to keep Republicans from voting on Election Day in Milwaukee. The charges will be filed on Monday, highlighting the other unrelated issues of voter fraud in Wisconsin's largest city and Democratic stronghold:
  • Expect tire-slashing charges Monday (Milwaukee)

    01/23/2005 8:03:05 AM PST · by Jean S · 52 replies · 2,072+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 1/23/04 | Cary Spivak & Dan Bice
    Expect tire-slashing charges Monday Sources say politicians' sons, 3 other Democrats will be hit with felonies Posted: Jan. 22, 2005 Spivak & Bice Cary Spivak &Dan Bice E-MAIL | ARCHIVE The investigation into the Great Tire-Slashing Caper will end Monday with felony charges against the adult sons of two prominent Milwaukee politicians - U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore and former Acting Mayor Marvin Pratt. Sources close to the 83-day-old probe said Sowande Omokunde, Michael Pratt and three other paid Democratic activists will each be charged with a single felony count of criminal damage to property, legalese for vandalism. Omokunde, also...
  • Stolen Election?

    01/12/2005 5:46:59 AM PST · by Brilliant · 69 replies · 2,612+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 12, 2005 | WSJ
    Democrat Christine Gregoire will be sworn in as Washington's Governor today, possibly thanks to voters such as Mary Coffey, James Courneya and Rosalie Simpson. Why do we mention them in particular? Because, as the Seattle Post-Intelligencer recently reported, they're all dead... Revelations of the formerly living casting ballots in elections isn't new to American politics, although it's something most of us thought was a relic of the late Richard Daley's Chicago. But this isn't the only jaw-dropper to have come out of Washington's gubernatorial race, which Ms. Gregoire claims to have won -- on a third recount, by 129 votes...

    12/27/2004 4:59:12 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies · 878+ views
    The Progress ^ | 12/22/02 | Cindy Hatfield
    SCOTT REESE WILLEY The Progress Karnes County attorney and rancher Eric Opiela said he has presented evidence to a special committee of state lawmakers on Friday showing that more than 1,700 fraudulent ballots were cast in the Nov. 2 general election in Jim Wells and Bee counties. In addition, he added, a precinct by precinct mathematical analysis of the illegal votes show that when the fraudulent ballots are deducted from the vote totals, Opiela won the race for State Rep. District 35 by 110 votes. District 35 includes Atascosa, Bee, Goliad, Jim Wells, Karnes, Live Oak and McMullen counties. The...
  • Kerry's daughter in violation of Massachuesetts election laws

    11/03/2004 1:44:17 PM PST · by johnandrhonda · 13 replies · 1,362+ views
    my own daughter | 11/3/04 | johnandrhonda
    My daughter was the Judge at a precinct here in Ohio yesterday, and is familiar with election laws. Today, on Kerry's website ( she saw photos of Kerry, Teressa, and a daughter(whatshername) casting their votes in Boston. The daughter is wearing a campaign button in violation of Massachausetts law. This was confirmed by a phone call to the Massachusetts Seceretary of The Commonwealth, elections division. They looked at the photos on-line and said it was a violation of election law, and would refer the matter to their legal advisor (ya, sure). Theressa didn't vote in Boston--she is registered in Pennsylvania--near...
  • Daschle flames out in his bogus lawsuit

    11/01/2004 7:55:51 PM PST · by eddiebear · 110 replies · 561+ views
    November 01, 2004 Live Report From Courtroom A Mr. Jordan was just testifying at the hearing in Daschle's lawsuit to stop poll watching. He worked for Howard Dean in Iowa. He said that poll watchers would "roll their eyes" and make a "negative face" at times and that, in his opinion, this constituted "intimidation" of voters. See SDP for a look at the complaint. UPDATE: Another report on Daschle's first witness, the Howard Dean worker. He's a lawyer from Virginia who works for Lexis-Nexis and has been in South Dakot for 48 hours. He testified to "note-taking" and "faces" being...
  • Daschle sues Thune in Federal Court

    11/01/2004 6:20:35 PM PST · by jwalburg · 134 replies · 551+ views
    Story in Argus Leader now. We can't link, but the address is: A hand-picked Daschle judge will hear the case to keep GOP poll watchers from observing tomorrow.
  • Daschle Taking Thune to Court Eve of Election

    11/01/2004 7:10:58 PM PST · by SoDak · 798 replies · 1,374+ views
    John Thune For Senate | 11/01/2004 | Thune Press Release
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, November 1, 2004 Contact: Dick Wadhams, John Wood (605) 221-1010 INTERVENTION TO HEAD OFF ELECTION LOSS DASCHLE LAWYERS GO TO FEDERAL COURT AT 8:00 PM TONIGHT TO STEAL VOTES, ELIMINATE REPUBLICAN POLL WATCHERS SIOUX FALLS Anticipating a loss to Republican challenger John Thune tomorrow ending his 26-year congressional career, Senator Tom Daschle will seek federal judicial intervention in the election process tonight, Monday, November 1 during an emergency hearing in federal court in Sioux Falls at 8:00 PM. The hearing will be before Federal Judge Larry Piersol who was appointed by Daschle to federal court...

    11/01/2004 5:35:33 PM PST · by blogblogginaway · 122 replies · 1,127+ views
    fox | Nov, 1,2004
    Just announced on fox. Big victory for us!!!