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  • GOP Says Voting Machines 'Miscalibrated' in District Lamb Won, Saccone Votes Switched to Lamb

    03/15/2018 5:45:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 162 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 03/15/18 | Chris Menahan
    Serious shenanigans may have gone down in Pennsylvania's special election on Tuesday. From the Washington Free Beacon:Lamb currently leads Republican Rick Saccone by just 627 votes and there are still absentee and provisional ballots that have not been tabulated, but Republicans are already preparing for the likely recount and even a possible lawsuit regarding issues at polling sites, according to a Republican source familiar with the deliberations. "We're actively investigating three instances and likely to file court action on them," the source said. Among the listed concerns are "miscalibrated" voting machines in Allegheny County, the only county of four in...
  • Pro-Life Democrats Who Switched Vote for Health Bill Request Billions in Earmarks

    03/30/2010 3:09:37 AM PDT · by Son House · 19 replies · 1,755+ views ^ | March 29, 2010 |
    Since the health care reform push hit its final stretch, numerous sweeteners for lawmakers' districts and states have been found inside the package. Earmark requests are made outside of the health care bill, making them a bit more difficult to link to any vote-trading. But it is precisely that kind of tricky-to-catch deal-making that Republican Sen. Tom Coburn said he and other GOP senators would be monitoring for months to come. "If you think you can cut a deal now and it not come out until after the election, I want to tell you that isn't going to happen," Coburn...
  • Kan. gov. selects running mate for race (who switched party affiliation yesterday)

    05/31/2006 6:10:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 705+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/31/06 | David Twiddy - ap
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius announced Wednesday that the former state Republican party chairman, who switched his affiliation to Democrat only a day earlier, will be her next running mate. Mark Parkinson will replace retiring Lt. Gov. John Moore, also a former Republican, on the Democratic ticket. "My philosophy has always been good leaders and great ideas don't come with a party label," Sebelius said at a news conference. The Kansas GOP fired off a statement calling Parkinson a hypocrite and pointing out that four years ago Parkinson had called Sebelius a "left-wing liberal Democrat" and said...
  • N.C. Republican Switched Vote on CAFTA

    07/29/2005 9:59:36 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 882+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/29/05 | Tim Whitmire - AP
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - For weeks, Rep. Robin Hayes (news, bio, voting record), R-N.C., was colorfully adamant in his opposition to the Central American Free Trade Agreement. "What does CAFTA sound like? NAFTA," Hayes declared. "It's not in the best interests of a core constituency I represent. Every time I drive through Kannapolis and I see those empty plants, I know there is no way I could vote for CAFTA." But an hour into what is normally a 15-minute roll call — and still short the votes needed to avoid handing President Bush an embarrassing defeat — Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill.,...