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  • Obama: Apathy, not Voter ID, keeps minorities from polls

    10/22/2014 12:48:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 21, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Controversial voter identification laws are not the primary reason minority voters are failing to cast their ballots, President Obama said in a radio interview airing Tuesday. "Most of these laws are not preventing the overwhelming majority of folks who don't vote from voting," Obama said during an interview with Rev. Al Sharpton. "Most people do have an ID. Most people do have a driver's license. Most people can get to the polls. It may not be as convenient, it may be a little more difficult." The Justice Department has challenged new voter identification laws in Texas and North Carolina. Those...
  • Obamacare users pitched for voter registration

    10/21/2014 9:12:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 21, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Sharyl Attkisson has dug up another interesting story of government activity which is certainly questionable in nature. It appears that at least some of the people who signed up for Obamacare have been getting some unsolicited e-mail… and it has nothing to do with healthcare. Last spring, John* purchased health insurance through the Washington State healthcare exchange. He was surprised when, last month, he received an email from the exchange at the address he’d provided when he signed up. The email was entitled, “Voter Registration Information.” It read, in part: “ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE? If you would like to...
  • Democratic turnout flyer: ‘If you want to prevent another Ferguson…’

    10/21/2014 6:59:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Political Insider ^ | October 21, 2014 | Jim Galloway and Daniel Malloy
    The Democratic effort to pump up the African-American vote in Georgia just took an interesting turn. A reader has sent us this early-voting turnout mailer sent out by the Georgia Democratic party that focuses on the shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent unrest in Ferguson, Mo. It contains an interesting line that concedes the problem of low interest among black voters: “If we want a better, safer future for our children, it’s up to us to vote for change. The choices may not always be perfect, but the cost of inaction is simply too great.” Here’s a complete look: And...
  • Justice Department Expert Witness: Blacks 'Less Sophisticated Voters'

    10/21/2014 3:03:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 20, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    An expert witness paid with tax dollars by the United States Department of Justice testified that North Carolina election laws impact black voters disproportionately and that blacks are less sophisticated. Charles Stewart, a political scientist was retained by the Justice Department to testify against voter identification laws and other election integrity measures. His testimony argued that ending same day voter registration and requiring voters to vote in the precinct where they live constitutes racial discrimination. When asked if terminating the ability to register to vote on the day that someone casts a ballot impacts blacks disproportionately, Stewart testified in court...
  • Abortion CEO committed to keeping Tiller’s legacy alive endorses Greg Orman for U.S. Senate in Kansa

    10/20/2014 6:24:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life Site ^ | 10.20.14 | Ben Johnson
    FULL TITLE: Abortion CEO committed to ‘keeping Tiller’s legacy alive’ endorses Greg Orman for U.S. Senate in Kansas A longtime associate of abortionist George Tiller, who is now the CEO of her own Wichita abortion facility, has thrown her support behind Greg Orman in his bid to defeat Republican incumbent U.S. Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas. “As CEO of South Wind Women’s Center, an organization that provides reproductive health care to Kansas women, I am disheartened that, once again, the lives of women are up for debate,” Julie Burkhart wrote in The Wichita Eagle. “We live in a time when...
  • Union Says Photo IDs not Necessary to Vote — Unless You Vote to Leave Union

    10/20/2014 11:45:48 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/19/2014 | Tom Gantert
    In recent arguments against states requiring voters to show a photo ID, the United Auto Workers Local 6000 has compared concerns about voter fraud to belief in the fictional Loch Ness monster and Yeti. The union wrote on its Facebook page that requiring a photo ID for voting is the goal of the “billionaire funded” American Legislative Exchange Council, and is intended to create obstacles for voters who might support a more “progressive” agenda. When its own members, however, want to exercise their freedoms under the new right-to-work law in Michigan to opt out of paying union dues as a...
  • Donna Brazile: ‘Voter fraud is a big ass lie'; James O’Keefe: You’re ‘going to regret saying this’

    10/19/2014 8:02:55 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    Is James O’Keefe’s next undercover video about to expose Democratic voter fraud? Could be. O’Keefe just tweeted this tease of his next project, writing that hacks like Donna Brazille and others who claim voter fraud isn’t happening will come to “regret” their words. Get the popcorn
  • The Deceivers

    10/19/2014 10:01:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    Many politicians prove themselves nothing better than powerful arguments for term limits. But Arkansas State Senator Jon Woods rivals the very best of them. Sen. Woods (R-Springdale) and State Rep. Warwick Sabin (D-Little Rock) co-authored a 22-page, 7,000-plus-word constitutional amendment that voters will find on this November’s state ballot. If passed, the amendment, simply known to voters as Issue 3, will constitute roughly one-eighth of the entire Arkansas Constitution — even including all 85 previous amendments to that document. Issue 3 is so long, in fact, that it cost Arkansas taxpayers more than $1 million to print it in newspapers...
  • The case for voting Republicans, even those you think are Rinos

    10/18/2014 4:45:34 AM PDT · by chrisnj · 766 replies
    10/18/2014 | chrisnj
    Many conservative voters are disillusioned at the Republicans for not standing up for their principles, for compromising with the Democrats, for having no spines etc. etc. They vow not to vote for the Republicans, or outright vote for the Democrats, to send them a message, to teach them a lesson. I think this kind of message/lesson serves no purpose but to cut off your own supply of oxygen. Almost all the Republicans rejected obumbocrap (obamacare) but Harry Reid and his crooked Dems jammed it through deviously. The House Republicans have passed many legislations to repeal obumbocrap but Reid et al...
  • Black Voters in Ferguson Considering Voting... GOP?! Don't Tell MSNBC!

    10/15/2014 6:21:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 15, 2014 | Ken Shepherd
    Below the fold on the front page of the October 15 edition of the Washington Post was a rather fascinating story out of Ferguson, Missouri, about how young black voters in the St. Louis suburb are considering casting at least one vote on the ballot this November for a Republican. Post staff writer Sandhya Somashekhar delivered the scoop you are very unlikely to find noted on race-obsessed MSNBC. Here's a relevant excerpt (emphasis mine): FERGUSON, Mo. — Darren Seals experienced waves of disbelief and anger after Michael Brown’s death, but two months later, he has found a way to channel...
  • I short circuited a Liberal Poll worker yesterday ~ Vanity

    10/15/2014 3:29:21 PM PDT · by GraceG · 14 replies
    GraceG
    A few days ago I had to endure the Dementor's Lair known as the DMV office. So as I approched the door to this house of line waiting horror there was this college age liberal hippie type girl with a clip board asking people if they are registered to vote. She approached me and asked me if I am regiostered to vote. (I am registered already). So i decided to get snarky.. In my Best Deadpan Tone i said the following: "I Don't Vote, Because there is no option on the Ballot for "None of the Above" ". As I...
  • All eyes are on Tennessee

    10/15/2014 9:35:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    LIVE ACTION ^ | Susan Allen
    All eyes are on Tennessee. Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State, Music City USA, home of Elvis Presley, Beale Street, the buckle of the Bible belt, and the Great Smokey Mountains. Now it has another moniker…abortion destination of the Southeast. Tennessee ranks as the third state nationally for out of state women coming to get their abortions. This occurred because the ACLU and Planned Parenthood sued the people of Tennessee in a lawsuit known as Planned Parenthood vs. Sundquidst. Planned Parenthood sued to remove three regulations around abortion that had been voted into place by bi-partisan legislators. These were...
  • Keeping Elections Honest [Heritage Foundation Video]

    10/14/2014 2:56:15 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 17 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | Oct. 14, 2014 | Heritage Foundation
    The United States has a long history of voter fraud that has been documented by historians and journalists. Such fraud can make the difference in a close election, and we have many elections – particularly at the local and state level – that are decided by a very small number of votes. Every American citizen who is eligible should be able to vote, but it is equally important that every citizen’s vote not be diluted or stolen through fraud, especially fraud that could change the outcome of an election. Election integrity is fundamental to securing free and fair elections, which...
  • Op-Ed: Forgive Me for Voting for Our Current President

    10/12/2014 12:21:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 79 replies
    inn ^ | 10/2/14 | Lisa Surany-Cyrulnik
    It is the Ten Days of Repentance between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, a time for the Jewish people to repent for their sins and ask others for forgiveness for any wrongdoing. In that spirit, please accept my open apology to my fellow Jews. I have truly put you all in danger. On November 6, 2012 I took part in a historic event in of which I am very ashamed. In fact, I am quite embarrassed. I helped put into the White House an imposter and a fervent enemy of the Jewish people. Barack Hussein Obama Maybe my wrongdoing is...
  • No Sign of Increased Turnout for Dems on Election Day

    10/11/2014 4:14:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | October 11, 2014 | Rick Moran
    At the beginning of the summer, the White House and Democrats on the Hill promised to highlight issues that were near and dear to the hearts of their core constituencies of single women, minorities, and young people. To that end, they launched a series of attacks on Republicans: “war on women,” income inequality, exploiting racial tensions in Ferguson, and a promise from the president to take executive action on immigration. None of those issues have resonated with their targets. The needle has hardly moved and it appears that Senate Democratic incumbents, as well as other Democratic congressional candidates, are going...
  • Not voting Democrat prevents STDs (really!)

    10/10/2014 5:11:53 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-10-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Thinking of making this a poster, or put it on a shirt...or something.
  • Voter ID vs. Concealed Carry – Liberal Hypocrisy Unmasked

    10/08/2014 10:49:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | Bob Barr
    “Let me be clear,” Attorney General Eric Holder emphatically declared in a 2012 speech to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, “we will not allow political pretexts to disenfranchise American citizens of their most precious rights.” Holder’s remarks were a call to arms against efforts by Republicans to require that voters show identification when they go to vote. His words reflect a belief that the right to vote is so “precious” that requiring individuals to show an ID before casting a vote is tantamount to being “disenfranchised.” However, when it comes to protecting the right to “keep...
  • Rocking the Vote to the Left

    10/10/2014 4:46:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    That left-wing group called Rock the Vote has released its latest silly new video urging the youth of America to vote. But vote for what? As usual, they featured celebrities and young people urging a turnout for marriage equality, for global warming awareness and against deforestation. It comes with visual aids for their pet issues. There's a globe with an old-fashioned ice bag on it, a gun with a padlock on the trigger, and a ball-and-chain representing student loans. There are those edgy figures, like the rapper whose "song" drones throughout the video: "My name is Lil Jon and I'm...
  • Their Names Weren’t on Voter Registration Rolls. This City Let Them Cast a Ballot Anyway.

    10/09/2014 11:01:23 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 27 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 09, 2014 | Bruce Parker
    Previously unpublished data from the last big election in Burlington, Vt., reveals a significant number of votes were cast by individuals whose names were not on the statewide checklist. In the 2012 presidential election, 17,383 votes were cast in Burlington, according to city-published data. According to data not published by the city, but made available to a reporter, 639 of those votes, or 3.7 percent, came from election day walk-in voters whose names were not on the voter rolls and whose registration status was unknown. As previously reported, votes by individuals whose names don’t appear on the checklist count whether...
  • Get Out and Vote

    10/09/2014 4:38:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Ever since the 1976 election, I've understood the importance of voter turnout. My father was running for United States Congress in rural Georgia, having lost in 1974. He realized in early 1976 that running as a republican in Georgia, while Jimmy Carter was topping the democratic ticket, was going to be a hard feat to pull off, but confident of his ability to work hard, he trudged forward. Working through the spring, my father felt good about his potential win. That is until Election Day. He drove up to the Neva Lomason Memorial Library, his polling place, and noticed there...
  • Rev. Al Sharpton urges Eatonville congregation to vote in upcoming election

    10/07/2014 11:44:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Bright House Networks News 13 ^ | October 7, 2014 | Bakari Savage, Reporter
    EATONVILLE -- Rev. Al Sharpton spoke to the congregation at the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Eatonville, invoking Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis as he urged members to vote in the upcoming election. “How do we answer Stand Your Ground in Florida? How do we answer our outrage over Trayvon Martin? How do we answer the things that we consider abusive and disrespectful and offensive? We go to the polls!" Sharpton said Tuesday. "They should not say, in the light of all that we’ve seen in Florida, that we were missing in action when we had an opportunity to do...
  • Extreme Conservatives in Search of Purity

    10/04/2014 8:54:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/04/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Don't give America to the hard left liberal progressive commie bastard democrats because you can't find purity in the Republican Party A listener to my Constitution Radio with Douglas V. Gibbs program on KCAA AM1050, and regular reader of Political Pistachio, emails me often to challenge what he considers to be my oath to the Republican Party. I have no oath to the GOP. My oath is to God, and my political ideology is that of a Classical Centrist, which is someone that, without compromise, supports the original intent of the United States Constitution. I wish, I have told Nathan,...
  • Americans Have a Civic Duty To Vote Intelligently

    10/01/2014 6:25:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    Many recent surveys indicate that the vast majority of Americans feel our country is moving in the wrong direction. This country was intentionally designed to be different from others in which a monarch or strong central government controlled almost every aspect of the lives of its citizens. In most other nations, the lives of the populace conform to the will of the government. In America, the government is supposed to conform to the will of the people. Also in most other countries, it was declared that the rights of the people were conferred by the government; whereas, our founding documents...
  • SCOTUS blocks extended early voting options in Ohio

    09/30/2014 7:06:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    This will certainly go down as one of the last minute, whistle beating acts of the Supreme Court. Very nearly on the eve of the recently extended – and highly contentious – early voting period in Ohio, the Supreme Court has delivered a 5-4 decision overturning a lower court’s ruling and forcing the state to file a new petition if they want the case heard. SCOTUSblog has the details. With just sixteen hours before polling stations were to open in Ohio, the Supreme Court on Monday afternoon blocked voters from beginning tomorrow to cast their ballots in this year’s general...
  • Conservative Political Operatives Form 'Conservative Review' Mega-Scorecard for Congress

    09/29/2014 11:30:54 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/28/14 | Matthew Boyle
    In a move that's likely to cause heartburn for the GOP establishment and Democratic Party, a band of hardcore conservative politicos have grouped together to form a new scorecard and rating system for members of Congress. FreedomWorks’ director of minority outreach Deneen Borelli; Daniel Horowitz, a conservative who worked for Madison Project and has written columns for Breitbart News and RedState; former U.S. Senate Steering committee policy adviser Gaston Mooney; and conservative communications staffer Rachel Semmel, among others, have just launched the “Conservative Review.” “I am excited to be a part of an organization that pulls back the curtain on...
  • Five Reasons Why You’re Too Dumb to Vote - Reason 1: You get your politics from Lena Dunham

    09/28/2014 4:04:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The National Review ^ | September 28, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    If you would like to be filled with despair for the prospects of democracy, spend a few minutes attempting to decipher the psephological musings of Lena Dunham, the distinctly unappealing actress commissioned by Planned Parenthood to share with her presumably illiterate following “5 Reasons Why I Vote (and You Should, Too).” That’s 21st-century U.S. politics in miniature: a half-assed listicle penned by a half-bright celebrity and published by a gang of abortion profiteers. It is an excellent fit, if you think about it: Our national commitment to permanent, asinine, incontinent juvenility, which results in, among other things, a million or...
  • Huckabee: If Just 10 Percent More Evangelicals Had Voted, Obama Would Not Be President

    09/27/2014 12:15:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/27/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    WASHINGTON — Gov. Mike Huckabee encouraged pastors to speak out on political issues and for social conservatives to get more fellow adherents registered and to the polls. Social conservatives are not in trouble because of the actions of government, they are in trouble because social conservatives are not speaking out and are not voting in large numbers, Huckabee said Friday at the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit. Huckabee estimated that there are probably over 100 million social conservatives in the United States. Using just the example of Evangelicals, he said there are about 80 million, but only half of...
  • A Right-Wing Truck Dispatcher Is America’s Fairest New Election Night Vote Counter

    09/27/2014 1:31:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | September 25, 2014 | Ben Smith
    There was really no reason to think that the “Ace of Spades HQ Decision Desk” would be a hopeful sign for American democracy in 2014. The Decision Desk swings into action on primary election nights, with Brandon Finnigan, a burly 29-year-old, nailed to a busted black leather armchair at one of those cheap beige aluminum desks, halfhearted fake wood top, toward the back of a low-slung house at a truck stop crossroads deep in California’s monotonous Inland Empire. Dripping sweat every day since the air conditioner broke, Finnigan is the sole employee of a small truck dispatching company where he...
  • Texas Democrats Indicted for Buying Votes With Cocaine

    09/25/2014 6:24:20 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 50 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | September 25, 2014 | Dignitas News Service Team
    As Democrats seek to turn Texas blue, it seems they are employing a little Bolivian white to assist them in this goal. In yet another disturbing example of Democrat Party malfeasance,  Texas Democratic Party power-broker Francisco Garcia was indicted for allegedly buying votes by providing cocaine to voters in an attempt to sway control of a local School Board. Garcia, a long-time San Antonio Democrat leader was campaign manager for four candidates in the Donna School Board race of 2012, and per the indictment, offered voters in the most lower-income, minority district the option of taking $10 cash or a small vial...
  • Wisconsin voters can't get IDs, liberal group says

    09/23/2014 4:39:42 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 41 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 9-22-14 | Administration Propaganda
    Wisconsin offices that issue driver's licenses aren't open enough hours to issue photo IDs to all the voters who need them before the Nov. 4 election, a liberal group told federal judges in a brief filed Monday. Wisconsin's 2011 law requires voters to show a government-issued ID with a photo to vote. Because of legal challenges, the requirement had not been enforced since the February 2012 primary. But a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago said Sept. 12 that the law could be used for the Nov. 4 election and other elections while it considers...
  • LA’s Brilliant Plan to Boost Voter Turnout: Bribery

    09/20/2014 6:54:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The Los Angeles Ethics Commission (the term “ethics” is used rather loosely in this case) has a plan to get more voters to turn out on Election Day. Basically, they think the city should bribe people to show up at the polls. According to LA Times:Alarmed that fewer than one-fourth of voters are showing up for municipal elections, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission voted Thursday to recommend that the City Council look at using cash prizes to lure a greater number of people to the polls. On a 3-0 vote, the panel said it wanted City Council President Herb Wesson's Rules,...
  • Maryland County Proposes Lowering Voting Age To 16, Allowing Noncitizens To Vote

    09/18/2014 1:57:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller's DC Trawler ^ | September 18, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Montgomery County, Maryland, is one of the wealthiest and most liberal counties in America. If there’s a dumb progressive idea that didn’t start there, it will get there sooner or later. Along those lines, the powers that be in Montgomery County are very concerned about low voter turnout. So concerned, in fact, the all Democrat County Council formed a “Right to Vote” Task Force to come up with ways to encourage more people to vote. The task force produced a 76-page report with more than a few suggestions that could raise a few eyebrows. Recommendations 1-3 are: 1. The Task...
  • Duck Dynasty star: Don’t ever vote for pro-abortion politicians

    09/17/2014 10:12:22 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    JILL STANEK ^ | Jill Stanek
    There are about 90 to 100 million of us who claim Jesus. The problem is only half of you register to vote and out of the half of you that registers to vote, only half of that group actually goes and votes…. Therefore, when you’re looking up there and griping and complaining about what you see in Washington, D.C., you might as well shut up. The reason they’re there is we’re putting them there. If you don’t get anything else out of this, remember this — register to vote for crying out loud… If the dude or woman is for...
  • Kent Black Action Commission plans No Ferguson in Kent rally, march on Sept. 16 (Washington State)

    09/11/2014 3:09:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Kent Reporter ^ | September 11, 2014 | Steve Hunter, Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter
    The Kent Black Action Commission (KBAC) plans a No Ferguson in Kent rally and march on Tuesday evening, Sept. 16 from the Maleng Regional Justice Center to City Hall. The ongoing events in Ferguson, Missouri surrounding the shooting death of Michael Brown have caused the KBAC to take pause and reflect on the likelihood of a similar incident taking place in Kent, according to a KBAC press release. "Although we all agree that community relations in Kent are a long way from being a Ferguson, we feel that we should take this opportunity to start the process of having the...
  • Low Voter Turnout Didn't Kill Michael Brown

    09/10/2014 7:10:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Black Agenda Report ^ | September 10, 2014 | Bruce A. Dixon
    It doesn't matter that low voter turnout did not kill Ferguson Missouri's Michael Brown, any more than it killed Trayvon Martin or Troy Davis or even James Byrd back in 1998 Jasper Texas. What really matters to our black political class is not what we need but what they need. They need their perks, they need their careers, they need to constantly reaffirm and to re-legitimize their privileged status as the imaginary representatives of all the rest of us. Their answers to every question reflect what they need, and not what we need. South Carolina representative James Clyburn was on...
  • There Were Elections on Tuesday? Do We Have a New President?

    09/10/2014 11:53:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 10, 2014 | Desmond Miller, student and advocate
    Michigan's primary elections were last month and for a young progressive who loves all things political, it was Christmas in August for me. As a member of LaunchProgress PAC's Candidate Advisory Board, I was excited to support our Michigan candidates Jon Hoadley, Stephanie Chang, and Kristy Pagan who won big on August 5, and Rebecca Thompson, a strong LaunchProgress candidate who was just 500 votes shy of winning her election. But still, I'm haunted by the text message I received the afternoon of the primary, "Today are elections? Wasn't Obama just re-elected?" Sadly this is the reality our country lives...
  • The Surprising Rise of the Hispanic Millennial Libertarian

    09/08/2014 6:11:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2014 | Rachel Burger
    Libertarianism isnÂ’t confined to caucasians anymore. The Pew Research Center recently released a study on who in America describes themselves as libertarian while being able to accurately identify what the label actually means. Of the total demographic, 12 percent of respondents who identified as libertarian were white, unsurprisingly the largest demographic population. However, Hispanics self-identified as libertarian at almost the same rate, 11 percent. By comparison, only three percent of blacks fell into the same category (other demographics were not included in the final results). Libertarians also tend to be young; Millennials are the largest group of libertarians, with the...
  • Sarah Anzia: Unfair election rules stack the deck against Ferguson's blacks (Unbelievable)

    08/30/2014 5:59:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Madison Capital Times - Your Progressive Voice ^ | August 30, 2014 | Professor Sarah Anzia, UC Berkeley
    Even after the unrest in Ferguson has subsided, we're left with questions about the tension that built up and exploded in the small St. Louis suburb. Among those questions: How did a city where two-thirds of the residents are black elect an almost entirely white city government? The answer is simple: Ferguson holds its city elections entirely separate from state and national elections, and that can make all the difference. People rarely think about the timing of elections. But Missouri's election rules set the stage for the discontent that has tormented Ferguson recently. The state requires its cities to hold...
  • Trial set for woman accused of running over husband

    08/27/2014 2:04:18 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    CBS ^ | 8-27-14
    <p>An Oct. 20 trial has been set for a Mesa woman accused of running over her husband with an SUV because he didn't vote in the 2012 presidential election.</p>
  • Florida Catholic parish stops acting as polling place after pro-abort, pro-gay complaints

    08/27/2014 11:03:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Life Site ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    A Florida Catholic parish's 45-year tradition of serving as a polling place for elections came to an end after Tuesday's primary after ongoing complaints by a handful of pro-abortion and pro-homosexual activists led church leaders to end their partnership with the Brevard County Board of Elections. Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Indialantic, FL, has hosted about 5,000 voters from three precincts in a multi-use area of the building that is separate from the main church. Florida Today reported that the trouble began in 2008, when the church displayed a message on its marquee urging parishioners to vote for...
  • Another Dumb Idea From Los Angeles (paying people to vote)

    08/22/2014 12:38:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 21, 2014 | Editorial
    Elections: The city of Los Angeles is considering paying voters to encourage turnout. Needless to say, it's a ridiculous idea that will reward low-information voting, foster political demagogues and breed corruption.Sure, some in the political class will say what's not to like? Higher voter turnout sounds good and, more to the point, the political left likely will benefit from paying people to vote.This is what's done, officially or not, in places like Venezuela, Central America and southern Mexico, where the political class doles the goodies and subliterate voters sell their votes for bags of beans. Lots of left-wing demagogues have...
  • Ferguson and the Urban-Suburban Race Conflict (Hurl 'em if you got 'em)

    08/18/2014 12:33:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 18, 2014 | Michael Tomasky
    In Ferguson and many towns like it, majority African-American communities most grapple with mostly white county governments. How this leads to dysfunction, racial tension, and a skewed justice system. As we watch Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson bumble his way through press conferences, let’s take a couple steps back and think about how this two-thirds African-American town has retained such a nearly complete all-white power structure. It is partly, as Slate noted, a question of voting power, as whites are more entrenched and vote in greater numbers. But there’s a larger story here about race in America that involves the...
  • Give tea party credit for learning how to make a difference

    08/17/2014 1:54:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | August 15, 2014 | Joe Henderson
    I seriously admire one thing in particular about most tea party members. If you ever wonder how a relatively small group of people have so much impact on state, local and national policy, the answer is simple: They show up. They outwork most other groups. They go to meetings, study the issues and rally the faithful to the cause. They make sure their voices are heard (and man, are they heard). ItÂ’s also easy to say they make the most noise, but thatÂ’s because theyÂ’re often the only outside voice in the room when issues are being decided. In short,...
  • Los Angeles Looks Into Making Ballot Bankable [BRIBING PEOPLE TO VOTE!]

    08/15/2014 11:03:13 AM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 15, 2014 | Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles is considering turning voting ballots into lottery tickets. With fewer than a fourth of voters showing up for recent local elections, the city's Ethics Commission voted unanimously Thursday to recommend that the City Council consider a cash-prize drawing as an incentive to vote. Commission President Nathan Hochman suggests the prizes could be $25,000 or $50,000, saying a pilot program should be used first to find out the number and size of prizes that would bump up turnout. The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1uV1Ekw) that federal law prohibits payment for voting, but Ethics Commissioner Jessica Levinson says that statute...
  • Signature rosters to be replaced by iPads at some polling places

    08/11/2014 12:07:11 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 8-11-14 | Joe Ferguson
    A pilot project at 25 Pima County polling places will have workers asking voters to scan their driver’s licenses with an iPad. The goal is to replace the signature roster books currently used at the polling places, Pima County Elections Director Brad Nelson said. Poll workers will use the iPads to scan voters’ driver’s licenses and verify their identification. Voters will then sign their names on the iPad screens with their finger. The information scanned will be matched to data already contained in county databases that’s filled out when a person registers to vote, Nelson said. An Arizona driver’s license...
  • 5 human rights abuses America commits at home (Hurl-worthy! Beyond bizarre!)

    08/09/2014 2:55:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Salon ^ | August 9, 2014 | Terrell Jermaine Starr
    From voter ID laws to broken immigration detention centers, the U.S. is not the model democracy it fancies itself. Watching Israel’s brutal treatment of Palestinians in Gaza over our TV screens makes it easy to forget about the human rights abuses taking place right here on American soil. Sybrina Fulton and Ron Davis, whose sons were killed in what many believe were racially motivated attacks, are using their children’s deaths to remind Americans that human rights are being violated right here in the United States. More than a year after George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin, Fulton felt the humiliating pendulum...
  • VANITY---How Can I Get an Astorino Lawn Sign????

    08/09/2014 3:06:18 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 24 replies
    I've been trying till I'm blue in the face to get an Astorino Lawn Sign!!
  • Students Challenge Texas Voter ID Law in Court

    08/09/2014 2:10:58 AM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | Aug 8, 2014 | Maya Rhodan
    Abbott said requiring voters to present government issued IDs is “the first step in the process is to ensure that only those that are legally allowed to vote actually vote.” Under the law, seven forms of identification are accepted at Texas polling stations, among them state drivers’ licenses and identification cards, election identification certificates, military IDs, passports, citizenship documents with photos, and concealed handgun licenses. And noticeably absent from that list: student identification cards. Ryan Haygood, director for the Legal Defense Fund’s political participation group, said student IDs were specifically left off the list because they fail to prove whether...
  • Wisconsin voter ID ruling creates confusion

    08/02/2014 7:38:37 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 31 replies
    Pioneer Press/AP ^ | 8-2-14 | Scott Bauer
    MADISON, Wis. -- A court-ordered change to Wisconsin's photo identification law that's designed to cut down on voter fraud is creating confusion and may even open the door to the very type of behavior Republican lawmakers were trying to prevent. Policy makers, attorneys and voter ID experts were struggling Friday with how to interpret a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling from a day earlier, which mandated a change to the law in order to make it constitutional. The court said the state can't require applicants for state-issued IDs to present government documents that cost money to obtain, such as a copy...
  • The Movement to Give the Vote to Non-Citizens Begins

    07/05/2014 6:44:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/05/2014 | Victor Keith
    With the newest border crisis focusing on the influx of immigrants from Central America, many of them children, the political punching bag that is immigration reform is again leading the news.  Democrats, incongruously, claim that the obvious ineffectiveness of our border is proof that we need to reform immigration laws to allow current foreigners who are here illegally to stay.  How this stops the flow rather than increase it is not explained.Many Republicans have taken up the cause of amnesty by raising the curious proposition that many of those currently here illegally may eventually join the ranks of the Republican...