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  • Federal judge stops Michigan law that bans straight-ticket voting

    07/21/2016 5:46:14 PM PDT · by Impy · 35 replies ^ | 7-21-16 | Brad Devereaux
    A federal judge ruled Thursday that a Michigan law banning straight-ticket voting would place a disproportionate burden on African Americans' right to vote, and granted a request for a preliminary injunction to block enforcement of the law. Mark Brewer, a lawyer in the case and former head of the Michigan Democratic Party, argued that the elimination of straight-party voting would likely have a larger impact on African-American voters, noting "extremely high" correlations between the size of the African-American voting population within a district, and the use of straight-party voting in that district. New straight-ticket voting law in Michigan prompts lawsuit...
  • Pima County (AZ) discovers additional CD2 ballots

    11/12/2014 1:33:22 PM PST · by fifedom · 84 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Nov. 12, 2014 | Joe Ferguson
    Pima County has discovered 208 additional valid general election ballots this morning that have not been counted, an official said. The uncounted ballots (come) from Congressional District 2, where Republican Martha McSally has a 133 vote lead over incumbent Democrat Ron Barber.
  • Double-Voting for Obama

    02/13/2013 5:47:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 13, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    After publicly boasting that she voted twice for President Obama in November, a left-wing Ohio activist associated with a George Soros-funded group claims she did nothing wrong by double-voting. “There’s absolutely no intent on my part to commit voter fraud,” said Melowese Richardson, a longtime Cincinnati poll worker and Democratic activist whose unlawfully cast ballot canceled out a lawful ballot and thereby deprived another citizen of his or her right to vote. Voter fraud, also known as vote fraud, election fraud, and electoral fraud, refers to the specific offenses of fraudulent voting, impersonation, perjury, voter registration fraud, forgery, counterfeiting, bribery,...
  • Romney internal polls mystery deepens after New Republic report

    12/01/2012 6:40:57 AM PST · by dirtboy · 110 replies (Inquirer and Daily News) ^ | 11/30/2012 | Scott Bomboy
    It may take election experts years to unravel the mystery of why Mitt Romney was convinced he had won the 2012 presidential election, as a new report shows some skewed internal poll numbers, and explains Romney’s two trips to Pennsylvania. But at the same time, the article from The New Republic’s Noam Scheiber shows inconsistencies with reports from November 5 and November 6 about the numbers that might have convinced Romney and his team that he had a good chance of beating President Obama in Ohio. Obama’s resounding win is starting to take on more of a resemblance to Harry...
  • Officials probe how secret confetti rained on Macy's parade

    11/26/2012 6:27:46 PM PST · by thecodont · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times / ^ | November 26, 2012, 11:40 a.m. | By Michael Muskal
    When Thanksgiving Day parade-goers in Manhattan looked into the confetti-filled sky last week, they may have seen more than they bargained for. Nassau County police announced that they are investigating how some of their confidential records including social security numbers and even details about a motorcade for Mitt Romney, then the GOP presidential candidate, ended up as joyous scraps raining from buildings on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. “I'm just completely in shock. How could someone have this kind of information, and how could it be distributed at the Thanksgiving Day Parade?” Inspector Kenneth Lack, from the Nassau County Police...
  • FBI asked to probe Obama 'vote-changing' machines

    11/26/2012 6:34:16 PM PST · by wesagain · 46 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 26, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    A state lawmaker in Maryland has asked the FBI to impound two voting machines used in the 2012 election to determine whether there was a malfunction or something nefarious going on. “I just feel it is my duty to try to get to the bottom of this,” state Delegate Kathryn Afzali told WND today. “We’re not making any accusations. The Board of Elections are good people. They have checks and balances … but we want to make sure everything is fair.” She said a number of people contacted her after the Nov. 6 election to report that they pressed a...
  • Schultz expects more voter fraud arrests in Iowa

    11/22/2012 6:13:59 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Thursday, November 22, 2012 | DAVID PITT
    <p>DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's top elections administrator is vowing to continue to ferret out fraud and to push lawmakers for a voter ID law. Secretary of State Matt Schultz says the voter fraud cases resulting in arrests so far are only the beginning. Three more cases involving a Bosnian citizen living in Clive and two Canadians who were living in Shenandoah were announced on Wednesday. They are charged with election fraud for registering and voting in Iowa without U.S. citizenship. Two Canadian citizens and a citizen of Mexico and two convicted felons who allegedly registered to vote also have been charged. Schultz says it's likely more arrests will come as the Iowa Criminal Investigation Division works through a list of more than 1,200 people he believes registered to vote without citizenship.</p>

    11/16/2012 6:41:44 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 123 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11-16-2012 | Jason Howerton
    ST. LUCIE COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD ORDERS RETABULATION OF ALL EARLY VOTES IN ALLEN WEST RACE Jason Howerton The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board has ordered the retabulation of all early votes in the highly contested congressional race between Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) and Democrat Patrick Murphy, according to Jeffrey Scott Shapiro, a volunteer lawyer for the West campaign. The board voted 2-1 in favor of recounting the votes. “This retabulation of all early votes as the Supervisor of Elections originally planned is a victory for democracy,” Shapiro told TheBlaze. “This restores some level of trust and public confidence in the...
  • RNC chairman calls for full recount in West-Murphy race

    11/14/2012 2:36:43 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-14-2012 | Alexandra Jaffe
    November 14, 2012 RNC chairman calls for full recount in West-Murphy race Alexandra Jaffe Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is echoing Rep. Allen West's (R-Fla.) call for a full recount of early ballots in his race, offering a rare show of support for a Republican lawmaker still locked in a yet-undecided race. "The voters of Florida's 18th Congressional District deserve to have their ballots counted properly. Congressman Allen West has asked election officials in St. Lucie County to count all early voting ballots, and I strongly urge them to do so in order to erase any existing concerns about...
  • Col. Allen West's Facebook Page

    11/11/2012 9:22:17 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 24 replies
    Please check updates on Col. Allen West's fight against the corrupt Democrat Banana Republic machine. He has them on the ropes. Col./Congressman Allen West's Election Facebook Page
  • Vote Was Astronomical For Obama In Some Philadelphia Wards (99% or more in 13 different wards!)

    11/08/2012 4:31:41 PM PST · by drewh · 36 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 11/8/2012 5:46:53 PM | Miriam Hill, Jonathan Lai*
    Some Philadelphia neighborhoods outdid themselves in Tuesday's presidential election. In a city where President Obama received more than 85 percent of the votes, in some places he received almost every one. In 13 Philadelphia wards, Obama received 99 percent of the vote or more. Those wards, many with large African American populations, also swung heavily for Obama over John McCain in 2008. But the difficult economy seemed destined to dampen that enthusiasm four years later. House Speaker Sam Smith, musing over "staggering" turnout in some city precincts and reacting to wrong information that "90 percent of the precincts in Philadelphia...
  • Ohio 48K; Florida 42K (vanity)

    11/06/2012 8:30:46 PM PST · by gotribe · 14 replies
    politico ^ | 11/6/2011 | gotribe
    These states are very close right now.
  • With Voter ID out the window, don’t be overwrought by the onslaught of fraud

    04/05/2012 9:35:44 PM PDT · by cold666pack · 6 replies
    Denver Examiner ^ | April 5, 2012 | Sunana Batra
    I’ve been noticing every time I access my banks account online, or my water bill, and particularly by cell phone bill, I am compelled to jump through more hoops than Alex the cat, ‘for my own good’ they insist. Yet at the same time banks beef up their security, force you to create cheat sheets to remember half a dozen passwords just to access your account in an effort to protect your privacy, our elected officials clear the way for your vote to be stolen. Way to go! Yesterday, Colorado Senate Democrats nixed a proposal to ask voters whether people...
  • New RNC Ad: “No More Frankens – Don’t Let the Left Get Away with It Again” – Video

    10/31/2010 5:28:24 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 13 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 30, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a new RNC video ad urging voters to not “let the Left get away with it again” – “No More Frankens.” Minnesota Sen. Al Franken was elected with some rather dubious vote-counting, and the RNC is urging a strong voter turnout to keep that from being possible again.
  • Franken: 2010 Senate races could be as close as mine in 2008

    10/22/2010 1:15:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct. 22, 2010 | Michael O'Brien
    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Friday asked Democrats to provide more donations to his colleagues, warning that several of his fellow Democratic senators could end up reprising the months-long recount that kept him from taking his Senate seat. Franken wrote in a fundraising e-mail for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) that some of his colleagues — like Sens. Barbara Boxer (Calif.), Russ Feingold (Wis.) or Patty Murray (Wash.) — could end up in races that are determined by just a few votes. "Barbara Boxer, Russ Feingold, Patty Murray: Any of these great Democrats could end up in a race...
  • Soros Eyes Secretaries

    12/04/2009 4:40:47 AM PST · by Scanian · 33 replies · 1,528+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | December 4, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    History's most notorious Georgian-turned-Russian, the politically astute Joseph Stalin once remarked, "The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything." The lesson has not been lost on the increasingly notorious Hungarian-cum-American George Soros. A group backed by Soros is gearing up to steal the 2012 election for President Obama and congressional Democrats by installing left-wing Democrats as secretaries of state across the nation. From such posts, secretaries of state can help tilt the electoral playing field. This is, of course, the same Soros, the same hyperpolitical left-wing philanthropist who makes no secret of...
  • ACORN eligible for billions from stimulus plan

    01/27/2009 6:11:30 AM PST · by Joiseydude · 38 replies · 2,024+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 26, 2009 | Rick Moran
    Barack Obama has spent the last week basically paying off some campaign debts. He gave a nod to his far left base by closing Guantanamo and stopping the military tribunals (without any plan for housing the detainees or prosecuting them), he pandered to the feminists by rescinding the Mexico City rule preventing federal monies from being used to promote abortion overseas. He had most of the left on their feet cheering when he took on Rush Limbaugh. So I suppose it's not surprising that stuck inside his monstrosity of a "stimulus bill," would be a multi-billion dollar gift to his...
  • Commentary: The partisan elephant unnoticed in the room

    01/11/2009 10:25:16 AM PST · by thecodont · 21 replies · 1,767+ views
    SCOTUS Blog ^ | Wednesday, January 9th, 2008 12:18 pm | Lyle Denniston
    The Supreme Court, studiously avoiding almost all mention that it was examining a thoroughly partisan political battle, spent a spirited hour on Wednesday looking for ways either to scuttle a major test case over voters’ rights or to find a way — as if the Justices were writing a law themselves — to soften the impact of a tough state requirement for a photo ID before a voter may cast a ballot at the polls. Only two Justices — Ruth Bader Ginsburg and John Paul Stevens — even hinted at the real-world fact that the photo ID law in Indiana...
  • Selling or Stealing a Senate Seat?

    01/06/2009 4:29:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 1,395+ views ^ | January 5, 2009 | Richard Olivastro
    By now, just about everyone knows that IL Governor Rod Blagojevich has reportedly been caught on tape as saying that “Obama's Senate seat was “*expletive deleted* valuable” and that “it wasn't something to be given away for free”. The scenario is that ‘Blago’ - as he is called by both supporters and opponents - was being taped by the Feds as part of another investigation. And, if true, just about everyone concluded, among other descriptors, ‘how stupid’ ‘Blago’ must be. But now, ‘Blago’ has shown he can also be ‘politically clever’. Rather than wait to see what the Feds will...
  • Franken takes the lead in Minnesota

    12/19/2008 12:45:11 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 46 replies · 2,719+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/19/08 | Michael O'Brien
    For the first time since Election Day, Democrat Al Franken is ahead of incumbent Norm Coleman (R) in Minnesota’s still-undecided Senate race. According to a tally by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Franken has taken the lead as the state’s Board of Canvassers continues to review ballots challenged by both campaigns during the state's hand recount.
  • Coleman Lead Over Franken Down To 2 Votes

    12/18/2008 8:21:23 PM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 13 replies · 2,062+ views
    News 4 ^ | December 18, 2008
    Sen. Norm Coleman saw his lead over Al Franken in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race dwindle to just two votes Thursday. Meanwhile, a key court ruling put hundreds of improperly rejected ballots in play and promised the recount would drag into the new year.
  • For Senate Democrats, 60 seats still a possibility (C'mon Al Franken!)

    11/15/2008 7:31:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies · 2,204+ views
    WFMJ ^ | 11/14/08 | Glenn Thrush & Josh Kraushaar
    For Senate Democrats, 60 seats still a possibilityPosted: Nov 14, 2008 09:50 AM EST By Glenn Thrush and Josh Kraushaar The dream of 60 Senate seats simply refuses to die - with positive signs suddenly popping up for Democrats in all three unresolved races. Around 1 a.m. EST, news that Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich has inched ahead of Alaska Republican Sen. Ted Stevens rekindled flagging Democratic hopes they would reach the mythical filibuster-proof majority. In Minnesota, Al Franken has steadily eroded incumbent Republican Norm Coleman's lead before the recount has even begun - with a highly contentious recount on the...
  • Mischief in Minnesota? -- Al Franken's recount isn't funny.

    11/12/2008 5:03:29 AM PST · by GOP_Lady · 61 replies · 2,121+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-12-08 | The Wall Street Journal Opinion
    Mischief in Minnesota? Al Franken's recount isn't funny You'd think Democrats would be content with last week's electoral rout. But judging from the odd doings in Minnesota, some in their party wouldn't mind adding to their jackpot by stealing a Senate seat for left-wing joker Al Franken.
  • The Democrats’ SoS Project and ACORN Own the Man in Charge of Minnesota Senate Recount

    11/07/2008 7:34:58 AM PST · by vadum · 15 replies · 1,830+ views
    Capiptal Research Center ^ | November 7, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    “The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” - Joseph Stalin * * * * *I have an article in the American Spectator today called "SOS in Minnesota." It's about the ties that Minnesota's Democratic Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie, has to ACORN, and whether his background as a community organizer and as an ally of ACORN might affect his handling of the upcoming Senate race recount (Republican Norm Coleman versus Democrat Al Franken). A Democratic non-federal 527 fundraising group, the Secretary of State Project, that raises money to help elect Democrats...
  • Pennsylvania 2 to 1 for OBAMA?? WTF???

    11/04/2008 7:09:27 PM PST · by TheConservator · 92 replies · 8,765+ views
    ABC ^ | 11/04/2008 | Me
    Pennsylvania running 61% for Nobama, 38% for McCain, with 49% of precincts reporting???
  • Question: Is Early Voting Unconstitutional?

    11/02/2008 4:30:48 AM PST · by careyb · 57 replies · 1,582+ views
    US Constitution ^ | 11/2/08 | Me
    Here is what the Constitution says: "The Congress may determine the Time of choosing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States." Note the last several words. The election has to be on the same day throughout the United States. In my opinion, early voting violates this principle in two ways: 1. It says "day" not "days". Which means the election should be held on a singular day, not over multiple days. 2. It says "the same throughout the United States." Early voting laws vary from...
  • GOP seeks federal monitoring of mail-in ballots(Florida interest)

    11/02/2008 4:36:35 AM PST · by lovesdogs · 10 replies · 787+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 11/02/08 | Scott Wyman
    (Very important information included in the comment for South Florida residents) Republican Party leaders are asking the U.S. Justice Department to monitor post offices as well as polling precincts, upping the ante in their allegations that postal workers might throw away ballots. The request for Justice Department monitors came hours after the National Association of Letter Carriers demanded an apology. The GOP is concerned that absentee ballot envelopes identify the voter’s party affiliation. Here’s a copy of the Republican Party’s press release: Download file
  • Military ballots being thrown in garbage

    10/28/2008 5:59:31 PM PDT · by mimi from mi · 36 replies · 2,071+ views
    This is an outrage! Sorry if this is a duplicate posting.
  • Nearly Half Of Calif. Voters Casting Early Ballot

    10/27/2008 6:48:11 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 10 replies · 682+ views
    KPIX ^ | October 27, 2008
    Close to half of all California voters are expected to cast their ballots by mail this election. According data recently released by the California Association of Clerks and Elected Officials, at least 40 percent of the state's registered voters have already decided to vote by mail. That percentage, the association said, is expected to grow over the coming days. Voting experts say a majority of voters prefer voting by mail in Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado. In all 28 states allow residents to vote by mail. Santa Clara has the second highest percentage of mail-in voters in California, with...
  • Judge Surrick “Received” the Decision He Issued

    10/25/2008 8:18:39 PM PDT · by RatsDawg · 92 replies · 6,397+ views
    Judge Surrick “Received” the Decision He Issued In the “never-ending” drama that is known as the 2008 Presidential election, there is an appearance that the decision issued yesterday by the Honorable Judge R. Barclay Surrick in the matter of Berg v. Obama might have been SENT to the judge just a short time BEFORE he released the decision. A fax copy of the decision from Judge Surrick was faxed to Mr. Berg from the Judge’s Chambers, pages 1-36, beginning at 18:09 October 24, 2008, and that is clearly notated by the receiving fax, starting at page 01/36. Page 36/36 is...
  • Clinton Campaign Alleges Massive Fraud By Obama

    10/25/2008 2:14:27 PM PDT · by wistful · 74 replies · 2,231+ views
    The Huaria ^ | October 24, 2008 | The Husaria
    To: The Honorable Michael B. Mukasey Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530-001 Dear Chair Derby: I write on behalf of Hillary Clinton for President (”the Committee”) in regard to the January 19, 2008 Nevada Democ-ratic Caucus. The Committee is aware of a letter addressed to you today from the Obama for America campaign requesting an inquiry into the conduct of the caucuses. The Committee shares the Obama campaign’s concern that full participation in the democratic process may have been compromised by the substantial number of irregularities occurring at the caucuses, and we fully...
  • City of Milwaukee Election Official Encourages Voter Registration Fraud/Forgery

    10/05/2004 1:52:53 PM PDT · by BigJohn44 · 19 replies · 1,561+ views
    Mark Belling Late Afternoon Show on Newstalk 1130 WISN | 10/5/04 | Mark Belling
    On his 10/5/04 Late Afternoon Show, Mark Belling, talk show host on Newstalk 1130 WISN, conducted a chilling interview of a woman, "Katie," who had witnessed blatant complicity by the City of Milwaukee Election Commission in WISCONSIN DEMOCRAT ELECTION FRAUD. Belling's interviewee said that she overheard a city of Milwaukee election official encourage a registration operative to FORGE signatures on voter registration applications. "Katie" related that on or about 10/4/04, she was in the office of the Milwaukee Election Commission. In walked an operative carrying a stack of voter registration applications, asking to file these forms. The applications were not...
  • Anti-American Speaker on C-SPAN

    04/05/2003 3:44:21 PM PST · by AlaninSA · 10 replies · 231+ views
    C-SPAN1 | Today | N/A
    I've been watching C-SPAN's coverage of a meeting of the OAH, the Organization of American Historians. One of the speakers called the Bush Administration an "illegal regime."
  • AP Analysis: Certified Baldwin vote in line with state trend (Alabama Gov's Race)

    11/07/2002 12:24:11 PM PST · by BamaG · 11 replies · 134+ views
    AP ^ | 11/7/02 | Jay Reaves
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- An analysis of disputed election returns showed that if Gov. Don Siegelman received 19,070 votes in Baldwin County -- as officials there initially reported -- the county's vote totals would be far out of line with voting patterns in Alabama's other 66 counties. But if Siegelman received the lower figure of 12,736 votes, as Baldwin's elections board later certified, the total would be in keeping with the trend in other counties, a review by The Associated Press found. Such statistical comparisons could become crucial if either candidate challenges the outcome of Tuesday's election, in which both...

    11/01/2002 2:45:06 PM PST · by sonrise57 · 56 replies · 381+ views
    World Magazine ^ | 11/01/81 | By Joel C. Rosenberg, WORLD magazine contributor
    * * * * WASHINGTON UPDATE * * * * EXCLUSIVE: MONDALE DROPS 7 POINTS AS POST-WELLSTONE MEMORIAL BACKLASH DEVELOPS Plus: Exclusive internal GOP tracking poll numbers from key Senate and House races By Joel C. Rosenberg, WORLD magazine contributor ( (WASHINGTON, 10/31/02) -- Just got off the phones with several top GOP Senate and House strategists. Fascinating developments. Exclusive new poll numbers will soon be posted at and SENATE SNAPSHOT: MINNESOTA -- COLEMAN SURGES 7 POINTS AS MONDALE FACES INDEPENDENT BACKLASH A political backlash against Walter Mondale is developing after Democrats turned the memorial service for...
  • McKinney Contemplating Run For Georgia US Senate Seat

    08/26/2002 12:50:28 PM PDT · by kattracks · 34 replies · 400+ views ^ | 8/26/02 | Jim Burns
    ( - Only days after losing the Democratic nomination for another term in the U.S. House, Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney is already said to be considering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2004. If she did run for the Senate, McKinney would presumably challenge Democratic incumbent Zell Miller, who earlier this year called McKinney's comments about the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks "loony." McKinney last week lost the Democratic primary in Georgia's 4th District to state court judge Denise Majette. McKinney drew heavy support from the Muslim community, but could not overcome a determined Republican bid to oust her....
  • Cynthia: the Sequel? (The McKinney story from a Dems' view?)

    08/28/2002 7:39:34 AM PDT · by mhking · 52 replies · 449+ views
    The Green[e]house Effect ^ | 8.28.02 | Greg Greene
    I have no intention of turning this into a single-issue blog. But . . . Some careful observers found an odd note over the weekend on Cynthia McKinney's campaign site. It read: Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney is going through all the letters and e-mails asking her to continue the struggle, to run again, to run for the US Senate. Shortly, there will be an announcement on this button -- more to come.That cryptic message sparked plenty of talk come yesterday, as you might expect, about the smackdown Zell Miller would put on her -- with relish -- if she tried. But...
  • Voters file suit to invalidate Mckinney election. (Dems at it again)

    10/06/2002 1:39:42 PM PDT · by raybbr · 32 replies · 317+ views
    Fox News | 10-4-02 | Fox News
    Friday, October 04, 2002 ATLANTA — Arguing that defeated Georgia Rep. Cynthia McKinney was the victim of a "malicious crossover" vote by Republicans, five DeKalb County voters asked a federal court Friday to throw out the results of the primary. Democrat McKinney lost her bid for re-election to former Judge Denise Majette by a 58 percent to 42 percent margin on August 20. Majette faces Republican Cynthia Van Auken in November, but is expected to win in this heavily black Democratic district. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Atlanta and names as defendants, among others, Secretary of...
  • GOP asks Supreme Court to decide NJ ballot issue - GOP lawyers warn of election-year shenanigans

    10/04/2002 2:33:20 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 71 replies · 376+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 4, 2002 | By DAVID JACKSON / The Dallas Morning News
    GOP asks Supreme Court to decide NJ ballot issue Just like 2000, justices could affect course of national politics 10/04/2002 By DAVID JACKSON / The Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON - Once again, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have the future of national politics in their hands. Rather than the presidency, control of the U.S. Senate could wind up on the high court docket this time. Republicans on Thursday asked the justices to intervene in a New Jersey ballot dispute, saying the state Supreme Court acted illegally when it allowed a last-minute replacement candidate for Sen. Robert Torricelli....
  • Take the Torricelli Case - Wall St. Journal Editorial

    10/03/2002 11:09:29 PM PDT · by pittsburgh gop guy · 42 replies · 379+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | Friday, October 4, 2002 | Wall St. Journal Editorial Board
    <p>Given the outcry directed at the U.S. Supreme Court after it ended the 2000 Florida recount, we'd understand if the Justices aren't too keen on getting involved in another election dispute.</p> <p>But when it comes to the Republican appeal yesterday of the New Jersey Supreme Court's decision to allow a late switch on the state ballot, we don't think they have much of a choice. Article I, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution specifically delegates to state legislatures, not to state governments as a whole, the authority over the "times, places and manner" of holding Senatorial elections. As such, the "equitable powers" invoked by the New Jersey court to "liberally construe" this particular law simply do not exist.</p>