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  • Five Colorado counties vote to secede, form new state

    11/11/2013 11:22:35 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 38 replies
    The Examiner ^ | November 6, 2013 | Joe Newby
    On Tuesday, five Colorado counties voted to approve the 51st State Initiative, directing county officials to explore secession from the state, the Denver Post reported. Voters in Kit Carson, Washington, Phillips, Cheyenne, and Yuma counties approved the measure, while voters in Weld, Moffat, Elbert, Lincoln, Sedgwick and Logan counties said no. "Weld County voters said this is an option we shouldn't pursue and we won't pursue it," said Weld county Commissioner Sean Conway. "But we will continue to look at the problems of the urban and rural divide in this state." Fort Lupton Mayor Tommy Holton acknowledged Tuesday that secession...
  • The Voter Fraud That ‘Never Happens’ Keeps Coming Back

    02/08/2013 9:56:43 AM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/8/2013 | John Fund
    Critics of voter ID and other laws cracking down on voter fraud claim they’re unnecessary because fraud is nonexistent. For instance, Brennan Center attorneys Michael Waldman and Justin Levitt claimed last year: “A person casting two votes risks jail time and a fine for minimal gain. Proven voter fraud, statistically, happens about as often as death by lightning strike.” Well, lightning is suddenly all over Cincinnati, Ohio. The Hamilton County Board of Elections is investigating 19 possible cases of alleged voter fraud that occurred when Ohio was a focal point of the 2012 presidential election. A total of 19 voters...
  • Just Voted ROMNEY-RYAN, My Friends...

    10/05/2012 4:18:06 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 5, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Straight GOP right down the ballot... from president to dog-catcher! btw, voting absentee in a MAJOR battleground state, and damn proud to partake in the opening volley... ________________________________________________________________________ Hey Barry, that lil' debate spanky was just the beginning-  gonna to roll you to the curb!!! That's not just bluster: although some Republicans grew skittish watching Obama outspend Romney by as much as 50% on the airwaves to this point, RNC/Romney/Rove PAC money has mostly been saved for an all-out advertising assault in the closing weeks of the campaign ($200M+). While also many GOPers fret that Romney should have established a lead over such a lame candidate/record...
  • WH: Obama regrets vote against raising debt limit

    04/11/2011 11:18:09 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 10, 2011 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON – The White House says President Barack Obama regrets his vote as a senator in 2006 against raising the debt limit. A fight over raising the debt limit is looming, and the White House is trying to explain away the apparent contradiction between Obama's previous opposition, and his position now that it must be increased. Press Secretary Jay Carney said Monday that Obama believes his vote was a mistake. He said Obama now realizes that the debt ceiling is too important to be trifled with. Republicans are threatening to withhold their votes to raise the ceiling unless Obama agrees...
  • The 19 Senators Who Voted To Censor The Internet

    11/20/2010 10:46:57 AM PST · by Libloather · 113 replies
    Techdirt ^ | 11/19/10
    The 19 Senators Who Voted To Censor The Internetfrom the free-speech-isn't-free dept This is hardly a surprise but, this morning (as previously announced), the lame duck Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to move forward with censoring the internet via the COICA bill -- despite a bunch of law professors explaining to them how this law is a clear violation of the First Amendment. What's really amazing is that many of the same Senators have been speaking out against internet censorship in other countries, yet they happily vote to approve it here because it's seen as a way to make many...
  • Why I voted for this health care bill

    03/26/2010 11:30:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies · 1,375+ views
    denver post ^ | 3/26/10 | By U.S. Rep. Betsy Markey
    Before I was a public servant I was a small-business owner, keeping the books in the Web-development firm my husband and I started. I crunched numbers, evaluated costs and always looked for solutions that combined good budgeting with good management. Every time we made a major business decision, we evaluated that decision on its own merit. That was the approach I brought to Congress a year and a half ago: weigh costs with results, and make decisions based on the facts, not politics. I know this has angered people on the left as well as the right. Frankly, I take...
  • These are the Democrats who voted no tonight on the Senate-passed health-care bill, FYI:

    03/21/2010 10:17:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies · 1,724+ views
    National Review ^ | 3/21/10 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    These are the Democrats who voted no tonight on the Senate-passed health-care bill, FYI: Adler (NJ) Altmire Arcuri Barrow Berry Boren Boucher Bright Chandler Childers Davis (AL) Davis (TN) Edwards (TX) Herseth Sandlin Holden Kissell Kratovil Lipinski Lynch Marshall Matheson McIntyre McMahon Melancon Minnick Nye Peterson Ross Shuler Skelton Space Tanner Taylor Teague
  • How many Blue Dogs voted for Pelosicare?

    11/12/2009 12:12:43 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 22 replies · 822+ views
    Humanevents.com ^ | November 10, 2009 | JEd Babbin
    Last Saturday night – at about 11:15 pm Eastern Standard Time – hyperliberal House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal) rammed her healthcare reform bill through with the smallest of margins. Pelosi needed 218 to get the bill passed, and she got all of 220, opponents registering 215.  In short, three votes pushed the Pelosicare through to the point where the Senate can now consider it or some other version of it. Where did those 220 votes come from?  Too many came from the so-called “Blue Dog Coalition” in Congress, a group of 52 Democratic representatives that claim to hold in high...
  • 23 felons charged with voter fraud in Ramsey County (Frankenland/MN)

    10/14/2009 7:37:22 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 22 replies · 1,493+ views
    Pioneer dePress ^ | 10-14-09 | Maricella Miranda
    Theresa Marie Barslou said she voted for the first time in the November 2008 elections. Nearly a year later, her vote has come back to haunt her. Barslou, 29, of St. Paul, illegally voted as a felon on probation, states a Ramsey County criminal complaint charging her with felony voter fraud. Barslou was arrested Monday after she failed to appear last month at a court hearing. She was released the next day on $3,000 bail. Barslou is one of the 23 felons charged with voter fraud in Ramsey County since the 2008 elections, County Attorney Susan Gaertner said. During a...
  • "I'm so sorry I voted for Obama" website

    08/21/2009 10:27:24 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 35 replies · 1,867+ views
    Official website ^ | Aug '09? | unknown
    This website invites those who voted for Obama and now regret it to post their comments. There are about 1000 posts at the time of this writing and their goal is two million. Those who did not vote for Obama are invited to post comments made by friends or family who now regret voting for Obama. I encourage anyone interested to go to the site and post - but I hope that those of us who are infuriated by Obama will not use it to bash prior Obama voters. This opportunity for them to post Obama voter regrets can play...
  • Scores of Felons Voted Illegally [ 2005 Revisited, Washington(State) Post-Election ]

    11/02/2008 7:22:18 AM PST · by Son House · 3 replies · 255+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | January 23, 2005 | By Seattle Times staff
    Scores of convicted felons voted illegally in the state's 2004 general election, and officials never noticed because of serious flaws in the system for tracking them, The Seattle Times has found. The Times, reviewing felony convictions as far back as 1997, identified 129 felons in King and Pierce counties who were recorded as having voted in the Nov. 2 election. Another 23 likely voted. Several methods were used to confirm the findings. Either the counties failed to flag or purge felons on the voter rolls as required by state law, or they allowed them to register without checking their status....
  • Barack Obama Voted Against Extending Health Care to Pregnant Women

    10/01/2008 4:13:46 PM PDT · by julieee · 3 replies · 341+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | October 1, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- Barack Obama claims he is the best candidate when it comes to improving health care for Americans and he touted better health care during the first presidential debate. However, his record is blemished with a vote against extending a health care program to cover pregnant women and their unborn children.
  • July 1st Nationwide Rally and Boycott to Stop Illegal Immigration

    06/05/2006 2:35:25 AM PDT · by michellena · 10 replies · 889+ views
    U.S.A. Citizen Day ^ | 6/1/2006 | Citizen Day
    Nationwide Rally to Stop Illegal Immigration on Saturday, July 1st, at noon, at every City HallOn May 1st - Million of Illegal Aliens Marched in our StreetsTwelve million illegal aliens demonstrated their political power, and declared May 1st to be A Day Without Undocumented Workers ( illegal aliens ). They boycotted the USA, all US businesses and institutions. Millions of them marched in our streets, carried Mexican flags, shouted "Si se puede!", and demanded new laws from our Congress. On July 1st - U.S. Citizens Nationwide Rally and BoycottRally to stop the invasion by millions of illegal aliens. 1-Day boycott...
  • Senate Voted to End U. S. as a Nation Surrender to Latin Invasion Now Clear

    06/02/2006 9:56:05 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 20 replies · 1,424+ views
    http://www.americanpatrol.com/ ^ | 6 2 06 | .americanpatrol.com
    Senate Voted to End U. S. as a NationSurrender to Latin Invasion Now Clear Lou Dobbs Tonight - CNN - June 1Dobbs: The issue, as you said, that the nation would cease to exist, what do you mean by that? West: Well, the kind of provisions that are in the Senate... and it will be mainly Hispanic. It will be mainly Mexican. -- And so, what the question becomes is, do we want to become a northern section of Latin America? Do we cease to become literally an English- speaking people, become bilingual, and / or Spanish- speaking? And...
  • Questioning the Iraq War

    11/17/2005 5:42:42 PM PST · by forty_years · 6 replies · 622+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | November 17, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    5 Marines were killed in Iraq yesterday. The more than 2000 U.S. troops lost in Iraq makes me want to vomit. But now, as calls to pull our troops out of Iraq grow, I fear that a premature withdrawal will lead to an even greater disaster than the sacrifices already made. Cutting and running now would render this ultimate in human toll meaningless. Unfortunately, the great gains that have come from American sacrifices go under-reported. Iraqis are learning the intricacies of democratic politics, as “accountability has taken root.” Coalitions are being formed and reshuffled. Pundits are speculating on party endorsements....
  • House RollCall Super Rifles export ban(see how your congressmen voted)

    06/21/2005 3:39:43 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 18 replies · 978+ views
    http://www.newsday.com ^ | 6 21 05 | The Associated Press
    The 278-149 roll call Thursday by which the House rejected an effort to restrict gun manufacturers' exports of high-powered, .50-caliber rifles. A "yes" vote is a vote to pass the amendment restricting the gun exports. A "no" vote is a vote to reject the amendment. Voting yes were 134 Democrats, 15 Republicans and no Independents. Voting no were 65 Democrats, 212 Republicans and 1 Independent. X denotes those not voting.
  • Man charged with voting three times

    02/23/2005 9:12:19 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 63 replies · 2,267+ views
    pioneer press ^ | Feb. 23, 2005 | PATRICK SWEENEY
    On Election Day, people often tell their friends — in jest — to vote early and often. But a Brooklyn Park man is accused of taking that advice to heart. A felony charge filed Tuesday in Hennepin County District Court accuses Darin Randall Johnson, 34, of registering to vote and casting ballots in three different places in the November election. Johnson refused to comment when contacted by a reporter. The criminal complaint alleges he filled out same-day registration forms and voted once in Brooklyn Park and twice in Minneapolis. The alleged voter fraud was uncovered by a member of the...
  • GOP alleges (1,108) felons voted in Wash. race

    02/22/2005 10:27:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 838+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/22/05 | Rebecca Cook - AP
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Republicans dissatisfied with the balloting that installed Democrat Gov. Christine Gregoire alleged Tuesday that 1,108 felons voted illegally in the 2004 election. Dino Rossi, the failed GOP candidate, is challenging Gregoire's election in court on the grounds that illegal votes and election workers' errors irrevocably tainted the results. He's pushing for a new election. Gregoire won the election by just 129 votes, after a hand recount of 2.9 million ballots. Rossi had won the first two counts. Democrats say Gregoire is the legitimate governor, and say Republicans don't have enough evidence to warrant nullifying the election....
  • Iraq has voted

    02/01/2005 1:00:53 PM PST · by forty_years · 2 replies · 355+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | February 1, 2005 | Michael Rubin
    Braving bullets and bombs, millions of Iraqis cast their ballots yesterday in Iraq's first free elections in half a century. First reports suggested turnout in excess of 70%. While the Independent Election Commission of Iraq will not announce the official results for another two weeks, the encouragingly high voter turnout undercuts the cynicism of a press corps that questioned the election's legitimacy before the first ballots were even cast. The Associated Press, for example, opined, "If the vast majority of the Sunnis shun the polls--either out of fear or lack of confidence in the process--it would undercut the new government's...
  • GOP: Felons, dead people voted in Wash.

    01/26/2005 7:52:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 1,339+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/26/05 | Rebecca Cook - AP
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Republicans asking a judge to throw out the results of Washington's ultra-close gubernatorial election said Wednesday they have found that 300 ballots were cast illegally by felons and others. The ballots included people who voted twice, or in the names of people who died before absentee ballots were mailed back, state GOP leaders said. Those votes, combined with 437 provisional ballots that were illegally fed directly into voting machines, should call Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire's 129-vote victory over Republican Dino Rossi into question, the GOP said. "Clearly we have more illegal votes than the margin of...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Is Israel's Security Barrier Unique?

    11/16/2004 5:10:49 AM PST · by stevejackson · 57 replies · 1,366+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | November 16, 2004 | Ben Thein
    On July 9, 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Israel's security barrier was a violation of international humanitarian law and human rights law. Eleven days later, the United Nations General Assembly voted 150-6 to condemn Israel and demand removal of the barrier. All twenty-five members of the European Union supported the motion.[1] The EU position would not have been so offensive had it not then undertaken an act of stunning hypocrisy. In August 2004, the EU put out tenders for companies to construct a European separation fence to prevent migration into the EU from countries excluded from...
  • Las Vegas Survey: People want receipt showing how they voted

    11/12/2004 4:03:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 68 replies · 2,931+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 11/12/04
    Survey: People want receipt showing how they voted LAS VEGAS SUN November 12, 2004 at 9:43:50 PST An Election Day poll in Las Vegas indicated that 81 percent of voters surveyed want to take home a private "ATM style" receipt to verify for themselves their vote was counted correctly, a consulting group said Wednesday. Lombardo Consulting Group said it surveyed 362 voters in conjunction with political science professor Michael John Burton of Ohio University. Given a choice between leaving a voter-verified paper ballot at the polling place or taking home a receipt, 60 percent of those asked said they preferred...
  • Hating America's Success

    10/12/2004 8:43:03 AM PDT · by forty_years · 4 replies · 800+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | October 12, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    "The creation of the United States of America is the central event of the past four hundred years." Thus does Walter A. McDougall of the University of Pennsylvania begin the first volume of his acclaimed new American history, Freedom Just Around the Corner (HarperCollins).Not surprisingly, this central event has evoked a wide range of opinions. Tens of millions of immigrants have voted with their feet to slough off prior allegiances and join the boisterous experiment that makes "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" its official goal.The result has been an astounding success. "We dominate every field of human endeavor...
  • Senator misses votes in Capitol (Since July 6, Edwards hasn't voted at all) AWOL ALERT!

    10/02/2004 5:39:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies · 750+ views
    News & Observer ^ | 10/02/04 | LYNN BONNER
    Senator misses votes in Capitol Dole's office serves more constituents By LYNN BONNER, Staff Writer Published: Oct 2, 2004 Modified: Oct 2, 2004 7:45 AM Since he became John Kerry's running mate July 6, Sen. John Edwards hasn't been to the Senate much -- and he hasn't voted at all. Edwards, North Carolina's senior senator and the Democratic nominee for vice president, cast his last vote June 24, against the confirmation of a federal appeals court judge from Wisconsin. He has missed more than three dozen votes since then while campaigning. He was not in Washington last month to vote...
  • Deja Vote In The Desert (Effin' Kerry Voted Yes On "Screw Nevada" Bill)

    08/12/2004 11:02:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 471+ views
    Deja vote in the desert The presidential campaign of Sen. John Kerry often seems to embody Yogi Berra's line, "This is like deja vu all over again." Mr. Kerry takes a popular position in a potential swing state, only to have his Senate record show that he had often voted the opposite way. Mr. Kerry committed that deja vu all over again earlier this week. While campaigning in Las Vegas for the five electoral votes of the currently deadlocked state of Nevada, Mr. Kerry declared his opposition to the high-level nuclear waste repository being built at Yucca Mountain: "I can...
  • The Candidate With No Name

    07/29/2004 7:49:46 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 2 replies · 666+ views
    www.netwmd.com ^ | July 29, 2004 | Andrew Jaffee
    The Candidate With No Name By Andrew L. Jaffee, July 29, 2004 Home   Search   Forum   Terms ”Defeat Bush – VOTE In 2004!” I’ve seen more bumper-stickers with this platitude than I’ve seen ones that simply state, “Kerry/Edwards 2004.” While my liberal friends rarely mention Kerry and Edwards, they constantly remind me of how much they hate President Bush. This year, the politics of hate rule. The Left doesn’t even have a candidate. They are galvanized mainly by visceral hatred -- a hatred which stands on shaky assumptions, like the lies that Michael Moore sells as truths. In Fahrenheit 9/11, Moore insinuates that...
  • How they voted - UN Monitoring of U.S. Elections

    07/17/2004 6:56:15 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 34 replies · 3,024+ views
    How they voted for the Rep Buyer,(R,IN) amendment to prohibit us of funds to petetion the UN to monitor U.S elections. Vote held 7/15/04 Who voted how http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2004/roll385.xml Amendment http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d108:6:./temp/~bdlPza:: H.AMDT.701 (A010) Amends: H.R.4818 Sponsor: Rep Buyer, Steve [IN-4] (offered 7/15/2004) AMENDMENT PURPOSE: An amendment to insert at the end of the bill (before the short title) a new section stating that none of the funds made available in the Act may be used by any official of the United States Government to request the United Nations to assess the validity of elections in the United States. STATUS: 7/15/2004 4:40pm:...
  • Democrat Lockyer Voted For Schwarenegger

    10/18/2003 9:20:58 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 159+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 10-=19-2003
    Democrat Lockyer Voted for Schwarzenegger Sunday October 19, 2003 3:46 AM BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Attorney General Bill Lockyer, often mentioned as a possible Democratic candidate for California governor in 2006, said Saturday he voted for Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger in this month's recall election. ``It was the first time I ever voted for a Republican in my life,'' Lockyer said during a speech at the Institute for Governmental Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. ``What Arnold Schwarzenegger represented for me was hope, optimism and change, and I want that.'' Lockyer said he voted against the recall of Gov. Gray...