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  • Pollster Testifies Most Kansas Voters Can Prove Citizenship

    03/19/2018 2:22:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | March 19, 2018 | AP
    A pollster hired by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach testified Monday that a survey of 500 adults he conducted found just one person who couldn't produce a document proving U.S. citizenship. The Topeka Capital-Journal reported his testimony came on the seventh day of a federal bench trial challenging Kansas' proof-of-citizenship requirement. Pollster Pat McFerron also acknowledged possible bias in his survey under questioning by an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union.
  • Hillary Defends Sexist Remarks [semi-satire]

    03/18/2018 11:46:12 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Mar 2018 | John Semmens
    While in India promoting her election memoir "What Happened," former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton laid a big share of the blame for her loss to Trump on "white women who were too weak to stand up to bullying by their husbands demanding that they vote for Trump." Clinton's former 2008 presidential campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle called Hillary's contention "wrong" and "unhelpful. To try to portray women as the pawns of men will clash with every woman's personal perception that she is the master of her own self. It won't ring true to women or to men. Rather than blaming...
  • Top ACLU Voting Rights Lawyer Rips Into Trump Expert’s Evidence Of Kansas Voter Fraud

    03/10/2018 7:43:52 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 17 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 3/10/18 | Sam Levine
    The ACLU’s top voting rights lawyer faced down one of President Donald Trump’s voter fraud commissioners in court on Friday, getting him to concede that he had shaky evidence of significant voter fraud in Kansas. The exchange came on the fourth day of a trial over a Kansas law that requires residents to prove they are U.S. citizens when they register to vote. Several residents who were not allowed to vote in the 2016 election are being represented by the American Civil Liberties Union in the suit against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R). Dale Ho, director of the...
  • Asian Americans Should Take Their Loyalty And Their Vote Somewhere Else

    03/07/2018 12:05:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/07/2018 | Helen Raliegh
    A former employee of YouTube (a subsidiary of Alphabet, parent of Google) alleged in a recently filed lawsuit that YouTube is discriminating against white and Asian men. “YouTube last year stopped hiring white and Asian males for technical positions because they didn’t help the world’s largest video site achieve its goals for improving diversity,” the suit alleges. Liberal discrimination against white men is nothing new, but many people are caught by surprise to see such explicit discrimination against Asian males in the name of diversity from one of the most progressive companies in one of the most liberal zip codes....
  • Silvio Berlusconi is confronted by a topless woman activist (Truncated)

    03/04/2018 12:46:08 PM PST · by Enterprise · 68 replies ^ | 4 March 2018 | IAIN BURNS
    Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has been surprised by a topless activist while casting his vote in the Italian elections today. The woman, who had the words 'Berlusconi, you've expired' written in black marker on her chest, jumped onto the table at the Milan polling station as Berlusconi was voting.
  • Why We Should Lower the Voting Age to 16

    03/04/2018 9:25:53 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 164 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 2, 2018 | Laurence Steinberg
    The young people who have come forward to call for gun control in the wake of the mass shooting at their high school in Parkland, Fla., are challenging the tiresome stereotype of American kids as indolent narcissists whose brains have been addled by smartphones. They offer an inspiring example of thoughtful, eloquent protest. Unfortunately, when it comes to electing lawmakers whose decisions about gun control and other issues affect their lives, these high schoolers lack any real power. This needs to change: The federal voting age in the United States should be lowered from 18 to 16. Skeptics will no...
  • Texas Democrats' early voting totals should 'shock every conservative to their core,'

    02/28/2018 3:55:30 AM PST · by ckilmer · 36 replies ^ | Mon, Feb 26 7:56 PM EST | Jackie Wang
    AUSTIN — Early voting for the March primary is more than half over, and Democrats have outpaced Republicans at the polls on each day. Through Sunday in the 15 Texas counties with the most registered voters, 135,070 people had voted in the Republican primary and 151,236 in the Democratic. Compared with the first six days of early voting in 2014, Democratic turnout increased 69 percent, while Republicans saw a 20 percent increase.
  • Stuart Varney: There Is No Penalty For Illegals Voting In California…

    02/27/2018 10:37:51 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 27 replies ^ | 2/26/18 | Kane
    Stuart Varney: There Is No Penalty For Illegals Voting In California… VIDEO _______ Leftist politicians driving rift within California: Varney _______________
  • A Reason For Alarm, A Cause For Action

    02/27/2018 9:22:01 PM PST · by Baynative · 8 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | 2/27/18 | Jim Boyer
    The election of Donald J. Trump and momentum behind the movement to “Make America Great Again” has the media and the radical left pulling out all the stops to take back political control. They are using every tool they can put into action from lying media outlets to scripted town hall meetings featuring hysterical children who’ve been told the NRA is responsible for every problem from corrupt politicians and an incompetent liberal sheriff to a mentally disturbed assassin. While propaganda is their first wave of assault on our freedom it is not their big weapon. If they can’t control the...
  • Pennsylvania Officials Accused of Hiding Data on Noncitizen Voting

    02/27/2018 8:50:45 PM PST · by Cheerio · 16 replies
    PoliZette | 27 Feb 2018 | Brendan Kirby
    Complaint by Public Interest Legal Foundation voter integrity group alleges more than 100,000 illegals could be on the Keystone State's rolls Pennsylvania state elections officials are hiding data on noncitizen voters, obscuring what could be as many as 100,000 illegal voters in the crucial swing state, according to a federal lawsuit filed Monday. The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), which promotes “clean” voter registration rolls across the country, has sought records from Pennsylvania required under the so-called motor voter law. The law, formally known as the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), allows members of the public to inspect records related...
  • Where to Draw the Line?

    02/26/2018 10:51:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | February 26, 2018 | Ken Blackwell
    Democrats believe in democracy. As long as elections return Democratic majorities. Today the Democratic Party is going to court to avoid losing legislative districts. If only purely objective, independent judges draw the lines, all will be well. The Democrats’ concern for fairness is oddly convenient. While they controlled the government, they were happy to leave redistricting to state legislators. But over the last quarter century Republicans have done most of the winning and today control two-thirds of state legislative bodies. Now Democrats oppose letting the people’s elected representatives set election rules. Every ten years election lines must be adjusted to...
  • Chicago ID Card Will Allow Illegals to Vote [semi-satire]

    02/26/2018 10:52:49 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Feb 2018 | John Semmens
    In a bid to “harness the political potential of adding hundreds of thousands of new Democratic voters,” the City of Chicago has authorized government-issued photo ID cards for all residents, including “undocumented persons” in the country illegally. State Board of Elections spokesman Matt Dietrich said “the determination of who will be allowed to vote will be in the hands of local election authorities. There is no state law requiring proof of citizenship in order to register to vote. All you have to do is check a box on the voter registration form that says ‘yes, I am a citizen.’” Chicago...
  • Texas Early Voting Data Shows Democrats Up 70% & Republicans Down 8%

    02/23/2018 11:30:31 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 78 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 23, 2018 | G. Elliot Morris
    Early voting data from Texas is just bonkers. % change over 2014: Democrats: 70% Republicans: 8% This is the first midterm since 2006 when Democrats are casting more early ballots than Republicans. (This is from the Texas SOS, and there are a couple of graphs present.)
  • Parkland students show why 16-year-olds should be able to vote

    02/20/2018 8:36:35 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 140 replies
    CNN ^ | February 19, 2018 | Joshua Douglas
    The real adults in the room are the youth from Parkland, Florida, who are speaking out about the need for meaningful gun control laws. They are proving that civic engagement among young people can make a difference. The ironic part? They can't even vote yet. Several municipalities in the United States allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in local elections. Takoma Park, Maryland, was the first city to lower the voting age, thanks mostly to the advocacy efforts of youth themselves who convinced the city council that they should have a voice in local governance. Other cities in Maryland, like...
  • State election officials across country returning to paper ballots

    02/19/2018 10:12:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies ^ | February 19, 2018 | By Matt Viser
    WASHINGTON — Hoping to counter waves of Russian Twitter bots, fake social media accounts, and hacking attacks aimed at undermining American democracy, state election officials around the country are seizing on an old-school strategy: paper ballots. In Virginia, election officials have gone back to a paper ballot system, as a way to prevent any foreign interference. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolfe this month ordered county officials to ensure new election equipment produces a paper record. Georgia lawmakers are considering legislation to replace a touch-screen voting system with paper. Top election officials around the country are growing increasingly alarmed about this fall’s...
  • California to Register Illegal Aliens to Vote - Automatically?

    01/21/2018 1:39:09 PM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 94 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | January 21, 2018
    WASHINGTON – California will take the next step in blurring the lines between citizens and non-citizens beginning April Fool’s Day when the state complies with a court order to begin automatically registering to vote all those who are granted driver’s licenses. The state has long provided driver’s licenses to all who simply claimed, without proof, that they were citizens of in the country legally. There were no checks made or documentation required. But beginning April 1 every person who gets a California driver’s license will be automatically entitled to vote.
  • Federal Judge Upholds Alabama Voter ID Law

    01/17/2018 2:28:37 PM PST · by FreedomPoster · 38 replies
    Southern Political Report ^ | Jan 17, 2018 | Hans von Spakovsky
    A federal judge in Alabama has thrown out a lawsuit against the state’s voter ID law, finding that the law doesn’t prevent anyone from voting because “nearly the entire population of registered voters in Alabama already possess a photo ID that can be used for voting.” For those who don’t, obtaining a qualifying ID can be done “with little to no effort and no cost.” In 2011, the Alabama legislature passed a photo ID requirement for both in-person and absentee voting. The law was enacted in an effort to strengthen voter confidence and to reduce the potential for voter fraud...
  • U.S. Supreme Court will hear Texas redistricting case

    01/13/2018 9:38:14 AM PST · by Elderberry · 18 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 1/12/2018 | Andrea Zelinski and Kevin Diaz
    Texas' disputed U.S. and state House maps will come under an election-year review by the U.S. Supreme Court in a nationally-followed case that alleges racial discrimination by the state Legislature. The justices agreed Friday to review a lower-court ruling that took issue with a pair of U.S. House districts and several state House districts. The Republican-drawn maps – hotly disputed by Democrats – have muddled through the courts for three election cycles amid challenges that several of the districts were drawn in a way that diluted voting power for Latino and African American voters. "They didn't just cheat to get...
  • Supreme Court appears sympathetic to Ohio voter roll purge effort

    01/10/2018 3:36:21 PM PST · by mairdie · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 10, 2018 | Mark Sherman
    The Supreme Court appeared sympathetic Wednesday to states that seek to prune their voting rolls by targeting people who haven't voted in a while. In a case from Ohio, opponents of the practice called it a violation of a federal law that was intended to increase the ranks of registered voters. Justice Sonia Sotomayor said minorities and homeless people appear to be disproportionately kicked off the rolls. But the court's conservatives and possibly also Justice Stephen Breyer indicated that they would uphold the state's effort.
  • Dems Admit They Need Illegals For Their Votes

    01/10/2018 11:25:50 AM PST · by detective · 14 replies
    Front Page ^ | January 10, 2018 | Matthew Vadum
    Democrats at the Left’s premier think tank have finally admitted in a leaked memo that illegal immigration is key to their party’s future electoral success. Republicans may not be angels but they have never wielded compassion as a cudgel the way Democrats do. But this memo ought to end Democrats’ phony compassion shtick for all time. Power is the only thing that matters to them. They don’t care about America or Americans. They care only about winning. Honest observers have known this for years. What did Democrats actually do this time to help solidify their image as the party of...