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  • Californians can register to vote on election day at any polling place under new law (*facepalm*)

    10/09/2019 12:11:43 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 38 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 10/8/19 | JOHN MYERS
    SACRAMENTO — Californians will be able to register to vote on election day at local polling places and voting centers under legislation signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday, a potentially significant step toward boosting turnout in key contests next year. The new law provides for a significant expansion of so-called conditional voter registration, which allows a new voter to cast a ballot that is counted after eligibility is determined during the 30-day vote-counting period after an election. That process began in last year’s statewide election, but registration was available only in county elections offices. Starting next year, voters can...
  • Pelosi's Sidestep on Impeachment Vote Cuts Both Ways

    10/03/2019 8:57:15 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 10/02/2019 | Susan Crabtree
    With House Democrats barreling toward impeaching President Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is continuing to stave off a full House vote authorizing a formal inquiry – a step Republicans argue not only insulates vulnerable Democrats running in red districts but shuts down the GOP’s ability to wage a legal offensive of its own. House Democrats who support Trump’s impeachment have more than enough votes to follow through, with 223 now backing his ouster compared to just 12 holdouts, several tallies show. So far, however, Pelosi has declined to hold a vote on moving forward with the inquiry, and her aides make...
  • In Just Two States, All Prisoners Can Vote. Here's Why Few Do.

    09/20/2019 12:41:45 PM PDT · by Norski · 24 replies
    The Marshall Project ^ | June 11, 2019 | Nicole Lewis
    "When Sen. Bernie Sanders championed voting rights for prisoners during a CNN town hall, he spotlighted an intensifying national debate about why going to prison means losing the right to vote. In only two states, Maine and Vermont, all prisoners are eligible to vote. However, some prisoners in Mississippi, Alaska and Alabama can vote while incarcerated, depending on their convictions. Sanders is the sole presidential candidate to support the idea of prisoners voting, regardless of their crimes. His stance may reflect the reality that his home state of Vermont, and its neighbor Maine, have long-established procedures, and general public acceptance,...
  • Gov. Mills allows ranked-choice voting in Maine’s presidential elections ME

    09/06/2019 2:19:39 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 33 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 09.06.19 | SCOTT THISTLESTAFF WRITER
    Gov. Janet Mills said she will allow Maine to become the first state in the country to use ranked-choice voting in presidential elections by letting the legislation to go into effect without her signature. However, by not signing the bill and instead releasing it without a signature, the law will not take effect in time for ranked-choice voting to be used in the presidential primary in March. In her memo to the Legislature released Friday afternoon Mills said she was not signing the bill, in part, because lawmakers had failed to allocate money to cover the additional expense and she...
  • MS PRIMARY ELECTION AUG 6, 2019 RESULTS

    08/06/2019 9:58:00 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 9 replies
    Aug 6, 2019
    Goverenor's Race: at 11:30 pm central, Reeves tells supporters that a runoff is likely. Goverenor's Race: at 10:15 pm central, Robert Foster conceded. Sec. of State: Sam Britton conceded at 10:16pm. Lt. Gov.: at 9:00pm Dilbert Hosseman defeats Shane Quick.
  • Cory Booker Calls out Mitch McConnell: Demands Gun Control Vote

    08/05/2019 7:41:44 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/05/2019 | Awr Hawkins
    Democrat presidential hopeful Cory Booker blasted Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) after the Texas and Ohio shootings, demanding the Senate be convened for a gun control vote. USA Today reports universal background check legislation has been sitting in the Senate since being passed by the Democrat-controlled House in February of this year. Demands for Senate passage of the checks has been made again and again following high profile, firearm-based crimes. Breitbart News reported Hollywood calls for “universal background checks” following the July 29, 2019, Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting in California. But the majority of shooters–like the Gilroy Garlic Shooter–acquire...
  • Real Women Vote Trump

    08/02/2019 3:44:02 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    We don't care if you're white...
  • Alarm over voter purges as 17m Americans removed from rolls in two years

    08/01/2019 3:20:39 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 30 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | no byline
    Alarm over voter purges as 17m Americans removed from rolls in two years  Areas with discriminatory history purging at higher rates Brennan Center report finds millions ‘wrongfully purged’ US election jurisdictions with histories of egregious voter discrimination have been purging voter rolls at a rate 40% beyond the national average, according to a watchdog report released Thursday.  At least 17 million voters were purged nationwide between 2016 and 2018, according to a study by the Brennan Center for Justice. The number was basically unchanged from the previous two-year period.  While the rate of voter purges elsewhere has declined slowly, jurisdictions released from...
  • House Votes to Check Trump's Authority to Strike Iran

    07/12/2019 3:29:08 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 29 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 7/12/19 | no byline
    WASHINGTON — The House voted Friday to curb President Trump’s ability to strike Iran militarily on Friday, adopting a bipartisan provision that would require the president to get Congress’s approval before authorizing military force against Tehran. The 251-170 vote reflects lawmakers’ growing desire to take back long-ceded authority over matters of war and peace from the executive branch, a reclamation legislators contend has grown increasingly urgent amid escalating tensions with Iran. It also reflected a war weariness on both sides of the aisle after 17 years of conflict in the Middle East; 27 Republicans joined all but seven Democrats to...
  • Mark Zuckerberg Brags: We Didn't Allow Pro-Life Groups to Advertise Before Ireland's Abortion Vote

    07/09/2019 7:00:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JULY 9, 2019 | MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN
    During this year's Aspen Ideas Festival, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained that Facebook is increasingly trying to work with governments to determine what political speech it does and does not allow. Oh sorry, I mean: what kind of political ads it is willing to approve. In the particular example Zuckerberg cited, in 2018, American pro-life groups wanted to run advertisements for Facebook users in Ireland. This is because the Irish were about to vote in a referendum on whether abortion should be legalized. When Facebook saw the ad requests, the company contacted the Irish government asking whether this should or...
  • Taliban kills eight Afghanistan election commission employees

    06/30/2019 11:49:24 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Sunday, June 30, 2019 | Reuters
    <p>Taliban fighters killed eight election commission employees on Saturday night inside a district centre in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, officials said.</p> <p>The employees of the Independent Election Commission were stationed at the government office in Maruf district to register voters when fighters of the hard line Islamist group launched an attack.</p>
  • E-Mail from VOTE.ORG With Poll Questions

    06/18/2019 9:00:59 AM PDT · by mabarker1 · 6 replies
    Vote.org ^ | 06/18/2019 | The Leftistdemonratcommiescumbags
    Vote.org Official 2019 Voter Survey Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic republic, and yet the United States trails most developed countries in voter turnout. Only about 60% of the voting eligible population votes during presidential election years. At Vote.org, we're working to increase voter turnout by fighting for voting reforms, registering more voters, and getting out the vote. But there's a lot of work to be done. Please take a few minutes to answer our quick three-question survey. Your answers will help determine our strategy for the 2020 elections. Every opinion, and every vote, matters. SPONSORED BY Vote.org HAVE...
  • Maryland Gov. Hogan wins key approval for toll lanes project in D.C. suburbs

    06/14/2019 3:51:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 5, 2019 | Pamela Wood
    Maryland’s Board of Public Works approved the state’s use of private companies to widen highways in the Washington suburbs, but agreed to delay work on the Capital Beltway after running into opposition. The vote came during a lengthy and tense meeting Wednesday on Gov. Larry Hogan’s plan to enlist the private sector to widen the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270. The private contractors would recoup their investment through tolls charged on drivers who use the new lanes. The Hogan administration has sold the plan — known as a “public-private partnership” or P3 — as a way to alleviate traffic congestion...
  • New York State Assembly Passes Bill Allowing Illegal Immigrants To Obtain Driver's Licenses

    06/13/2019 6:38:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 06/12/19 | Jon Brown
    The New York State Assembly passed a bill Wednesday that would allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. Passing the lower chamber of the New York State Legislature with a vote of 86-47, the bill needs only to pass the New York State Senate before heading to the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has expressed his readiness to sign it. The law would allow residents to use passports from other countries and other foreign-issued documents to prove their identities at the Department of Motor Vehicles. The state's Association of County Clerks is opposed to the law, arguing that its...
  • Top voting machine manufacturer urges Congress to make paper records required

    06/10/2019 2:34:59 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/10/19 | Maggie Miller
    The CEO of one of the top U.S. companies that manufactures voting machines called on Congress this week to pass legislation requiring the use of paper records for all voting systems, while pledging that his company would no longer sell machines without these records. Tom Burt, the CEO of Election Systems & Software (ES&S), wrote in an op-ed for Roll Call that the need to pass election security legislation to restore voter faith in elections is “essential to the future of America.” “If Congress can pass legislation that requires a paper record for every voter and establishes a mandated security...
  • The Best War Movies Ever Made (vote 'em up or down)

    05/10/2019 6:45:10 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 252 replies
    ranker.com ^ | 2019 | ranker.com
    This list ranks the best movies about war, battles, and military conflicts. These films recreate some of the most significant events in world history from a variety of perspectives and with a variety of purposes and intentions. Some top war films attempt to recreate as realistically as possible the events they depict, either from an omniscient perspective permitted by historical study or from the point of view of the soldiers and civilians involved in the conflict itself. Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down, for example, was both praised in its time and heavily criticized for bringing a "you are there" sense...
  • AG Barr contempt vote LIVE

    05/08/2019 7:44:34 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 151 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/8/19 | Fox News
    Live now. Disgusting spewage by Nadler, Jackson Lee, etc. Yet, it's a hilarious dog and pony show.
  • Worried That Trump Won't Concede? What a Perfect Opportunity For Voter ID by 2020!

    05/06/2019 11:52:10 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 47 replies
    chickensoup | 05.06.19 | chickensoup
    So Clinton and the Dems are Worried That Trump Won't Secede? What a Perfect Opportunity For Voter ID by 2020! She is claiming she won the election and Trump cheated? She is worried that he might not walk away if he loses? This is a big issue for the Dems? Big issue in general. No one wants cheating on Voting Day. Well the only answer is to make sure our Elections are as clean as can be, with every voter accounted for with VOTER ID. Everyone re-registers and gets a voting card. All voting happens in front of voting officials...
  • Two Little Words Missing from Bernie Sanders Allowing Boston Bomber To Vote

    04/26/2019 12:03:54 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/26/19 | Judi McLeod
    Democrats have cornered the market on the young, the dead, illegals flooding the southern border and the general prison population as a viable voting bloc. Two little words are missing from the trending headline, ‘Bernie Sanders Wants Boston Bomber To Be Allowed to Vote’. The two missing words? “FOR ME!”. But it’s not just Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, whose vote Sanders wants, but the potential votes of some possible 183,000 murderers and 164,000 rapists. In fact, Socialist Sanders, Sugar Daddy Dispenser of Free Stuff for All, wants all convicted U.S. felons, no matter how heinous their crime, to be able...
  • Gutfeld on Bernie Sanders letting felons vote from prison

    04/24/2019 12:11:36 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | Greg Gutfeld
    Crazy Bernie wants Boston Marathon bomber to vote.