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  • Students in Vietnam under fire in college admission scandal

    04/22/2019 2:08:34 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    UPI ^ | April 22, 2019 / 1:35 PM | By Elizabeth Shim
    April 22 (UPI) -- More than 100 university students in Vietnam are accused of manipulating their test scores in order to gain admission to the country's top colleges, according to a South Korean press report. Television network KBS reported Monday from Vietnam public anger is rising following revelations 108 students used their elite connections to gain entry into top schools. A total of 53 students in the group have voluntarily dropped out following the charges, or have been expelled from their institutions, the report said, quoting local Vietnamese news sources. All students accused of cheating in last year's June entrance...
  • The slow-motion disaster undermining New York’s economy

    04/07/2019 7:30:39 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 82 replies
    New York Post ^ | 04/02/2019 | Micheal Goodwin
    Over the last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature picked the pockets of city and state taxpayers with a spending plan that takes and takes, then takes some more. They did it quietly, like assassins, with only peeps of protest. Disagreements over which taxes to raise were settled by raising them all. Such is life in a one-party town. As a result, New York is taking a giant leap toward the promised land of democratic socialism. The cost of living here already is soaring and Albany responded by injecting a huge dose of high-octane fuel. Expect a crash landing....
  • Time to get rid of sheriffs in California

    01/27/2019 3:41:35 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 43 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Jan. 27, 2019 | Joe Mathews
    The county sheriff is the problem child among California elected officials. No office is less accountable or more reliable in producing scandal.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Huawei’s Retaliation: Massive Apple Boycott Sweeps China Amid U.S. Disputes

    12/27/2018 11:33:15 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 20 replies
    iDropNews ^ | 12/27/2018 | Troy Thompson
    Tech-industry juggernauts Apple, Samsung and Huawei each have their own unique and strategic (yet often hilarious) way of taunting one another’s flagship devices. But amid recent events like the uncertain state of U.S. China Trade relations and arrest of the firm’s Chief Financial Officer, Meng Wanzhou, the riff between China’s Huawei Technologies Co. and U.S.-based Apple, Inc. has escalated far beyond their typical friendly-fire. Some 20+ Chinese firms have already urged their employees to boycott Apple products and, in retaliation, encourage them to buy from Huawei instead. Most firms partaking of these anti-Apple boycotts are reportedly offering their employees up...
  • California governor: Democrats are likely to spend too much

    12/19/2018 10:48:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 19, 2018 | Kathleen Ronayne
    Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown helped make his party even more powerful in California during the last eight years and now, less than a month before leaving office, he predicts that dominance will make it difficult for his successor to control Democrats’ hunger for spending and regulations. The leader of the most populous state has kept Democratic lawmakers in check by limiting spending on social programs in favor of saving it to protect against a future economic downtown. He sometimes butted heads with legislative leaders, warning spending too much now could hurt taxpayers or require budget cuts later. Democrats hold all...
  • The stomach-turning 'ballot-harvesting' that enabled Democrats to walk off with California

    12/03/2018 8:56:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/03/2018 | Monica Showalter
    The picture emerging from California's election is grotesque. How again did Democrats engineer their strange midterm victory in Orange County and in other traditionally Republican areas? In that election, apparently-winning Republican candidates were all unseated as the ballots just kept arriving, and arriving, and arriving, until the results flipped. Each and every time. And no such flips happened for Republicans, just Democrats, after Democratic operatives had enough information from televised results to know that Republicans were winning. Democrats say it's just 'counting all the votes.' Welcome to ballot-harvesting. The Daily Caller has an ace report with a video showing...
  • Democratic sweep in California raises GOP suspicion

    11/30/2018 1:57:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 30, 2018 | Michael R. Blood and Stephen Ohlemacher
    A combination of recent changes in California’s election rules have lengthened the ballot-counting process and upended traditional voting patterns in a year that Democrats captured a string of U.S. House seats in the state. Suspicious Republicans have pointed a finger at the state’s dominant Democratic Party, suggesting the changes intentionally left Republicans at a disadvantage. Whether Democrats have a clear edge is debatable. What’s not is that vote counts in California now routinely stretch long beyond Election Day. A stunning five million ballots, or more than 40 percent of the overall total, were counted after Nov. 6. Some counties still...
  • California’s late votes broke big for Democrats. Here’s why GOP was surprised (Ballot Harvesting)

    11/30/2018 8:44:41 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 48 replies
    San Francis Chronicle ^ | 11/30/2018 | John Wildermuth and Tal Kopan
    --snip-- Some Republicans have cast a skeptical eye on Democrats’ use of “ballot harvesting” to boost their support. The idea’s backers say it’s just one of several steps California has taken to enable more people to vote. Few people noticed when Gov. Jerry Brown signed the changes in AB1921 into law two years ago. In the past, California allowed only relatives or people living in the same household to drop off mail ballots for another voter. The new law allowed anyone, even a paid political campaign worker, to collect and return ballots — “harvesting” them, in political slang.
  • "Ballot Harvesting" in California. Legalized voter fraud

    11/30/2018 8:30:50 AM PST · by ssaftler · 26 replies
    KSFO Morning Show ^ | 11/30/2018 | KSFO Morning Show Blog
    Wondering why so many California Republican seats flipped, many in the last week or so? As heard on "November 30: Ballot Harvesting in California – VIDEO" via the KSFO Morning Show Blog. No real discussion, just a link to the video.
  • Paul Ryan Is Right: California’s Election Laws Are Vulnerable To Fraud

    11/30/2018 10:13:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/30/2018 | Bre Payton
    <p>Outgoing House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) made headlines Thursday morning when he said GOP losses in the state of California were suspicious at a Washington Post Live event.</p> <p>In response, California’s secretary of state, Alex Padilla condemned Ryan’s remarks and defended California’s election laws.</p>
  • Ryan: There's Something 'Really Bizarre' About California's Election System

    11/30/2018 5:47:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    House Speaker Paul Ryan questioned California’s ballot-counting process after Democrats were able to flip several GOP-held seats.The state’s election system “defies logic to me,” he said during an interview with the Washington Post’s Paul Kane. “We had a lot of wins that night, and three weeks later we lost basically every contested California race. This election system they have, I can’t begin to understand what ballot harvesting is.”“We were only down 26 seats the night of the election and three weeks later, we lost basically every California race,” he continued. “This election system they have — I can’t begin to...
  • Crock the Vote Grand theft election in California.

    12/04/2018 11:51:57 AM PST · by detective · 58 replies
    Front Page ^ | December 4, 2018 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Back on election night, Republicans were heading for victories in California. Three weeks later, Paul Ryan lamented, “we lost every close race.” For the outgoing House Speaker, it “defies logic,” and quite possibly election law as well. This year California legalized “ballot harvesting,” which empowers a third party to collect ballots and deliver them to election officials. The more than 250,000 election day vote-by-mail drop-offs were also the result of ballot harvesting. And the Election Integrity Project California found discrepancies in the totals of poll and mail ballots cited by the state and four counties in southern California. “It shouldn’t...
  • California Democrats rewrite the voting rules in their favor

    12/04/2018 12:50:57 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 71 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | December 1, 2018 | By SHAWN STEEL
    Election night was painful for California Republicans, but it was nothing compared to the slow torture we’ve endured ever since. For three agonizing weeks, Republicans have watched registrars update their tallies with late absentee and provisional ballots. From Orange County to the Bay Area, it’s the same story playing out with different candidates: Democrats flipping seats with late ballots. First, Mimi Walters. Then, Young Kim. Now, David Valadao. It’s not unusual for late absentee and provisional ballots to break against Republicans. What is unusual is the scale of the carnage. As of this writing, Republicans lost election night leads for...
  • Dems gain veto-proof supermajority in California legislature

    11/12/2018 8:56:32 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 97 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    Democrats gained a veto-proof supermajority in both chambers of the California legislature on Monday after picking up two more seats in the state Senate. Democrats Melisa Hurtado and Assemblywoman Anna Caballero were declared victors after vote totals were updated following last week’s election, The Associated Press reported. The two female candidates won seats in the Fresno area. Hurtado won the open 12th seat and Caballero beat out California Sen. Andy Vidak (R) in the 14th District. Democrats now have a two-thirds advantage in the 40-person Senate and in the 80-person Assembly. The massive supermajority gives the party the ability to...
  • Millennials Should Break the Cycle of Alternating Political Parties

    10/01/2018 12:01:32 PM PDT · by kathsua · 27 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | 09/30/18 | Reasonmclucus
    For the last century control of the United States has cycled between the 19th Century Democratic and Republican parties. Voters choose between the old ideas of the Democratic Party and the old ideas of the Republican Party. The two parties are mired in the same old partisan conflicts election after election. The Democrats in particular seem more interested in playing partisan political games than in dealing seriously with the nation's problems. Republicans are increasingly following their example. Millennials need to decide whether they want to continue the politics of their grandparents' generation or replace the 19th Century parties with 21st...
  • In the Heart of Trump 'Resistance' so much Apathy in California

    06/05/2018 10:06:57 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 5, 2018 | Steve Lopez
    Sure, it’s just a primary. And the general election is five months away. But is that reason enough, in a state that has screamed its political resistance loud and clear, to sleep through an election? The answer, my fellow Californians, is yes. Andrew Hernandez, 30, told me he had not voted but he had the materials at home and might still cast a ballot. I asked who was running for governor. He thought for a moment, as if the answer might bubble up, but there was no fizz. “I couldn’t tell you,” he said. U.S. senator? Hernandez shook his head....
  • Reverend Franklin Graham Encouraging California Evangelicals to VOTE

    06/05/2018 10:17:21 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    California Republican Party Chairman Jim Brulte on Franklin Graham encouraging Evangelicals in California to get out and vote, the latest in California's governor's race and the debate over the state's new gas tax hike. Video at link!
  • Gavin Newsom and John Cox advance to November election in California's governor's race

    06/05/2018 10:22:25 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 96 replies
    CNN projected Republican John Cox will finish in the top two, and advance to the general election in the California governor’s race. Cox, a San Diego businessman, was endorsed by President Trump. Republicans feared they could be shut out of the governor’s race in November, which could have depressed GOP voter turnout and adversely affected the party's congressional candidates. Former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was attempting a political comeback in the race, but will fall short of making the general election.