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  • Illegals voting

    07/16/2018 6:22:10 PM PDT · by rey · 19 replies
    16 July 2018
    I just turned off the local news in northern California where they just spend 20 minutes ripping on Trump and the summit. Trump is treasonous, weakening our defense, selling out our allies, siding with the enemy, etc.. The story that followed was about registering illegals aliens to vote. Seems in CA (Crazy America) illegals are allowed to register and vote for certain offices in local elections (The one they were specifically talking about was the local school board.). They were hopeful that someday illegals would be free to vote in wider elections. How can anyone lament foreign influence in an...
  • With another Supreme Court pick, Trump is leaving his mark on higher federal courts

    07/16/2018 2:00:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    pewresearch.org ^ | 7/16/18 | John Gramlich
    Donald Trump has successfully appointed more federal appeals court judges so far in his presidency than Barack Obama and George W. Bush combined had appointed at the same point in theirs, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of data from the Federal Judicial Center. And with his nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Trump soon could install his second justice on the nation’s highest court, too. But while Trump has already left a considerable imprint on the nation’s higher federal courts, he trails Obama, Bush and other recent presidents in the number of lower-court judges he has...
  • [Flashback 2004} My fellow non-Americans … (the Guardian attempts to interfere in US elections)

    07/16/2018 1:54:57 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    The result of the US election will affect the lives of millions around the world but those of us outside the 50 states have had no say in it - until now. In a unique experiment, G2 has assembled a democratic toolkit to enable people from Basildon to Botswana to campaign in the presidential race. And with a little help from the folks in Clark County, Ohio, you might help decide who takes up residence in the White House next month. Oliver Burkeman explains how It's just possible that you have heard this once or twice before recently, but the...
  • Election system firm with Maryland contract has ties to Russian oligarch, FBI tells state

    07/15/2018 3:51:54 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | July 13, 2018 | By Ovetta Wiggins
    Top Maryland officials have asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help ensure that the state’s election system is secure after learning that a Russian-backed firm is linked to the Maryland state Board of Elections. Gov. Larry Hogan (R), Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) and House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel) sent a joint letter on Friday to Homeland Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen asking for technical assistance to evaluate the network utilized by the state board. Miller and Busch said late Friday during a hastily called news conference in Annapolis that the FBI briefed them...
  • Progressive candidates who could be the ‘next Ocasio-Cortez’ in primaries

    07/15/2018 7:17:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/15/18 | Meena Venkataramanan, Adia Robinson, Roey Hadar
    Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez lavished praise on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently calling her “the future of our party.” After the 28-year-old progressive candidate unseated House Democratic Caucus chair Rep. Joseph Crowley in an upset in New York’s 14th Congressional District, candidates across the country are looking to her for inspiration. ABC News spoke with a few of them about their visions for the upcoming primary elections and the nation. Abdul El-Sayed Running to be Michigan’s next governor, Abdul El-Sayed, 33, is a medical doctor and Rhodes Scholar who’s been endorsed by Justice Democrats, a progressive advocacy group, Our Revolution,...
  • DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Says Russia Isn't Targeting Midterms Like 2016

    07/15/2018 4:56:11 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 25 replies
    time.com ^ | 7/14/18 | Geoff Mulvihill
    (PHILADELPHIA) — The U.S. homeland security secretary said on Saturday there are no signs that Russia is targeting this year’s midterm elections with the same “scale or scope” it targeted the 2016 presidential election. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen spoke at a convention of state secretaries of state, an event that’s usually a low-key affair highlighting voter registration, balloting devices and election security issues that don’t get much public attention. But coming amid fresh allegations into Russia’s attempts to sway the 2016 election, the sessions on election security have a higher level of urgency and interest.
  • 2018 And The Rise Of The “Meh” Voters: There seems to be no rising "red" or "blue" waves at all

    07/14/2018 11:49:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/14/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Is it a blue wave? Or maybe a red wave? It’s too soon to tell, but one thing you may be sure of is that people on both sides of the aisle are fired up and ready to charge out to the polls this November in a showdown over President Trump’s policies and the very future of the soul of America. Or are they?If you spend a lot of your time following people like the writers here at Hot Air on social media, you’d certainly think so. Spending too many hours of your day watching cable news and browsing...
  • Massachusetts Senate passes automatic voter registration

    07/14/2018 8:13:28 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 62 replies
    MassLive ^ | Jul 12 2018 | Shira Schoenberg
    BOSTON -- The Massachusetts Senate passed automatic voter registration on Thursday, moving the bill one step closer to Gov. Charlie Baker's desk. The bill already passed the House, but differences between the bills will still have to be reconciled before a final version reaches the governor. It passed the Senate unanimously, 38-0. "It should be the state's burden to register voters - not yours," said Senate President Harriette Chandler, D-Worcester, in a statement. Chandler said long work hours and confusion about the voter registration process are barriers for many citizens.Under the bill, H.4671, any adult Massachusetts citizen who completes a...
  • Illinois’ elections board requests confirmation Mueller identified hackers in data breach

    07/14/2018 10:12:14 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    The Illinois state election board said Friday that it is likely the state referred to in special counsel Robert Mueller’s latest indictment as having been hacked into by Russian intelligence officers, the Chicago Tribune reported. Illinois officials said Friday that they had requested confirmation from the Justice Department that it was the state mentioned in the indictment. The hack has been public knowledge for nearly two years, with the FBI issuing an alert about the cyber attack in August 2016, one month after it took place. “We are grateful that DOJ has identified who the perpetrators are,” state election board...
  • Meanwhile, Inside Plato’s Cave

    07/14/2018 5:08:47 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-14-18 | MOTUS
    If  Leftists are outraged about Russians interfering with our elections why are they not more outraged about them infiltrating the basic institutions of democracy – education, religion, law, culture, media – in order to foment unrest and destroy this country from within? “EVERYTHING WE SEE IS A SHADOW CAST BY THAT WHICH WE DO NOT SEE.”- Martin Luther King, Jr. Oh, right; they’re on the same team.BEWARE THE LIGHTBRINGER, FOR HE SHALL BLOCK THE LIGHTPosted from: MOTUS A.D.
  • One Judge Confirmed This Week (who 27 republicans voted against)

    07/14/2018 3:12:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count is now at 43. The McConnell slow-walk of conservative judges continues.
  • N.H. Supreme Court upholds constitutionality of voter residency bill

    07/13/2018 9:06:42 PM PDT · by bitt · 64 replies
    concord monitor ^ | 7/13/2018 | Ethan DeWitt
    A fiercely contested bill to make residency a condition of voting in New Hampshire was determined by the state Supreme Court to be constitutional Thursday, in a major ruling that clears its approval by Gov. Chris Sununu. In a 3-2 ruling, the court found that the bill, House Bill 1264, is not a burden on the right to vote, but rather a means to better organize state laws “in order to place voters and residents on equal footing as New Hampshire citizens.” The court’s decision, which came without warning, now sets up a high-stakes choice for Sununu. On Thursday afternoon,...
  • AFL-CIO Chief (Trumka) Warns Red to Blue Candidates That Being a Democrat Isn’t Enough

    07/13/2018 4:08:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Rollcall ^ | 7/12/18 | Simone Pathé
    House Democratic candidates in town this week for training at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Washington got a visit from AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka for some tips on how they can win back working-class voters. “I don’t have to tell you that you can’t count on the D next to your name to gain our support,” Trumka told Democratic leadership and a room full of candidates on Red to Blue, the DCCC’s program for its strongest candidates. This is the first time the labor leader has spoken to DCCC candidates this cycle, though he has done so in...
  • Elections Are the Only Thing Standing in the Left’s Way

    07/12/2018 11:27:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 7/11/18 | El Rushbo
    RUSH: Mark in Fort Worth, Texas, is next, and it’s your turn. Hello. CALLER: Hello, Rush. Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to make the host look good this afternoon. I wanted to take events of the last 72 hours and dovetail them with what you’ve been preaching to us for about the last two years, and that is that the media’s number one priority is separating Trump voters from Trump. In the last 72 hours, the cacophony from the left and the media has been so outrageous in part because I think the Kavanaugh decision, along...
  • (Illegal) Immigrants find noncitizen voter registration easy

    07/12/2018 8:18:47 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, July 12, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Abdel showed up at his local Pennsylvania motor vehicle office to take his driver’s license test — and walked out having registered to vote, even though he is not a citizen. He said his command of English isn’t good and the computer system was unclear, but he somehow managed to sign up even though he knew he shouldn’t. Then there was Angelo, who figured he could vote because he joined the U.S. military, even though he wasn’t a citizen. He, too, signed up at the Pennsylvania motor vehicle bureau and registered as a Democrat. He then voted nearly every year...
  • Latino groups intervene in Alabama census lawsuit

    07/12/2018 8:42:40 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/12/18 | Rafael Bernal
    A coalition of Latino civil rights organizations asked Thursday a judge in Alabama to include them as co-defendants in a lawsuit brought by the state against the federal government, seeking to exclude undocumented immigrants from the 2020 Census. The groups, led by the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF) and Birmingham civil rights attorneys James U. Blacksher and Edward Still, said they don't trust the Trump administration to mount a defense to Alabama's lawsuit. “One legal outcome of the Civil War was a Constitution that abandons the previous ‘3/5 rule’ and treats all persons as full ‘persons’; that Alabama, of...
  • Dear Senator John McCain,

    07/11/2018 7:47:02 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 54 replies
    (Vanity) | 11 July 2018 | areukiddingme1
    It is time for you to step down with dignity and grace and allow the Arizona Governor Doug Ducey to appoint your replacement. You are 82 years old, you have spent 36 years in Washington DC and 23 years in the Navy (27 if you include the four years at the Naval Academy) -- You have earned to the right go out on your terms, certainly, but the party and your country needs your selfless commitment and devotion one last time. We are all aware that the seat you are vacating was once filled by another giant of the Republican...
  • Big Blue Bellyflop: Polls Show Democrats Losing Bid to Capture U.S. Senate

    07/11/2018 5:59:05 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 58 replies
    brietbart ^ | 07/10/2018 | John Nolte
    The latest batch of Axios/Survey Monkey polls shows that Democrats are in real danger of losing three U.S. Senate seats, which means they have no chance of capturing that chamber in 2018. In order to take control of the Senate, Democrats must hold on to all 10 seats currently up for grabs in states President Trump won in 2016. On top of that, they must snatch two seats from incumbent Republicans. According to these polls, Democrat incumbents in Florida, North Dakota, and Indiana are losing to their Republican challengers by three, five, and two points, respectively. Another endangered Democrat incumbent,...
  • Thank You God for #CLUELESS Democrats (And why they're on track to lose in November)

    07/09/2018 2:13:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/09/2018 | Wayne Allyn Root
    The Democrat Party is #CLUELESS. The Democrats probably weren’t going to beat Trump anyways, or the GOP, no matter what they did, or said in either November 2018, or 2020. The economy is just too good. But they certainly had a chance, if they didn’t go completely off the rails. But then they chose illegal immigration as their headline issue. Really? And as their new star (DNC Chair Tom Perez calls her “the future of the party”) Dems just elected Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a proud Socialist. She was a bartender last year, now call her “Congresswoman.” She believes in open borders, abolishing ICE,...
  • Supreme Court Fallout: Calif. Teachers Sue Unions to Recoup Unconstitutional 'Agency Fees'

    07/08/2018 5:55:51 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/7/2018 | TYLER O'NEIL
    Justice is coming for unions that forced non-members to pay "non-political" agency fees that went to prop up Democratic candidates. Last month, the Supreme Court ruled that forcing workers who disagree with a union to make these payments anyway violates the workers' First Amendment rights. Less than a week after that ruling, Janus v. Association of Federal, State, City, and Municipal Employees (FSCME), seven California teachers have filed a class-action lawsuit to recoup unjustly forced fees. "This lawsuit will enable teachers like me to recover the agency fees that we were wrongly forced to pay against our will," Scott Wilford,...