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  • Dem lawmaker seeks to lower voting age to 16

    08/13/2018 12:34:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 113 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/18 | Aris Folley
    Rep. Grace Meng is sponsoring a resolution that would extend the right to vote to U.S. citizens 16 years of age or older. The New York Democrat’s resolution, introduced earlier this month, would repeal the 26th Amendment of the Constitution, which currently states the right to vote for citizens who are 18 years of age or older "shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State." If the resolution is passed, the amendment would instead say the right to vote for citizens who are 16 years of age or older "shall not be denied or...
  • Yes, Opposing Voter ID Is UnAmerican

    08/12/2018 9:17:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2018 | Kevin McCullough
    It was merely a comment, a reply, not even a full throated post on Twitter.Shannon Bream of FoxNews’ ratings’ dominant prime time line-up had linked a post about a headline of an election related story in Ohio.@ShannonBream: “Well, that’s an interesting headline: 170 Voters in Ohio Race ‘Over 116 Years Old,” World’s Oldest Person is 115.Generating, as you can imagine it would, thousands of replies, I decided to add a simple one. @KMCRadio: “If you oppose voter ID you’re unAmerican.”Simple and to the point.Twitter didn’t seem to think so. The arguments they made in response ran the gamut but the gist...
  • Smartphones or pen and paper? Cybersecurity experts split on tech in voting

    08/10/2018 6:55:58 PM PDT · by vannrox · 10 replies
    NBC ^ | 10AUG18 | Alyssa Newcomb
    Some of the brightest minds in cybersecurity want the U.S. voting system to embrace technology. Others want to keep tech as far away as possible. LAS VEGAS — Some of the brightest minds in cybersecurity want the U.S. voting system to embrace technology. Others want to keep tech as far away as possible. Election hacking was one of the main themes at Black Hat, a conference in Las Vegas this week that brought together thousands of ethical hackers to discuss cybersecurity threats and solutions. Most cybersecurity experts at the conference fell into one of two camps. In the first are...
  • New York City Launches Voter Registration Drive in Jails

    08/07/2018 5:35:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    New York City Launches Voter Registration Drive in Jails Casting a ballot will be easier for eligible inmates under a new program announced by Mayor de Blasio By Katie Honan Aug. 7, 2018 7:19 p.m. ET New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio laid out a new voter registration drive in the city’s correctional facilities. Eligible inmates will be able to directly sign up to vote and have their absentee ballots picked up from jail. In the past, these forms and ballots were sent through regular mail, where security measures could cause delays. Inmates would register to vote using their...
  • No Takers? Illegal Immigrants Not Exactly Flocking To Register To Vote In San Francisco

    08/06/2018 9:22:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/06/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Ever since San Francisco passed their new measure allowing non-citizens (including illegal aliens) to vote in school board elections, the debate over such a concept has flared up yet again. Despite polls showing that only Democrats approve of such an idea in anywhere near majority numbers, there are a lot of Democrats in the Bay area, so you’d think it would be a welcoming environment for them. That’s why it’s rather odd that so few non-citizens have been lining up to register to vote. How few, you ask? Registration opened on July 16th, but as of last Thursday, August...
  • Kris Kobach: Democrats’ ‘Long-Term Strategy’ is Importing Foreign Voters to Replace Americans

    08/03/2018 8:30:43 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 August 2018 | John Binder
    Kansas Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach says the Democrats’ “long-term strategy” is to import foreign-born voters to replace Americans. In an interview with SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight, Kobach told Senior Editors-at-Large Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak that the ultimate goal — as many Democrats now admit — of the party is to import as many illegal and legal immigrants into the country for the purpose of using them as new voters. “What used to be something that very few elected Democrats would talk about publicly, Barney Frank would talk about it in 2006 … this is a...
  • National Right to Life announces general election endorsements for Congress (Nebraska)

    08/02/2018 12:04:33 PM PDT · by Morgana
    National Right to Life ^ | August 2, 2018 | National Right to Life
    WASHINGTON – National Right to Life and Nebraska Right to Life PAC today announced their endorsements for the November general election. Citing the outstanding pro-life records of all four lawmakers, the organizations endorsed pro-life Sen. Deb Fischer, and pro-life Reps. Jeff Fortenberry, Don Bacon, and Adrian Smith for reelection. “Nebraska’s mothers and their unborn children are well-served by Nebraska’s pro-life congressional delegation,” said Carol Tobias, National Right to Life president. “National Right to Life is pleased to endorse Deb Fischer, Jeff Fortenberry, Don Bacon, and Adrian Smith, whose positions on life reflect the pro-life values of Nebraska’s voters.” They oppose...
  • Rasmussen: Majority Of Democrats Support Letting Illegal Immigrants Vote

    07/28/2018 7:21:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2018 | AllahPundit
    There were actually two polls about illegal immigrants voting published this week, inspired by news from San Francisco that the, ahem, “undocumented” would be allowed to vote in school board elections. (San Fran isn’t the first American city to allow that, by the way.) The first survey I saw was one conducted by The Hill and HarrisX showing majorities in both parties opposed to the idea — although of course one party’s majority was much more robust than the other’s. Ninety-one percent of Republicans polled said they opposed giving the right to vote to noncitizens, as did 54 percent...
  • Liberal enclaves embrace noncitizen voting: 'I think this is another good step forward'

    07/27/2018 7:06:31 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Forget the Russian government — foreign nationals are increasingly gaining the ability to influence American elections more directly. They’re being granted the right to vote. From Boston, where the city council is debating the move, to San Francisco, where noncitizens gained the right earlier this month in school-board elections, jurisdictions are looking to expand the boundaries of the electorate beyond its citizens.
  • Newt Gingrich: Democrats’ latest election strategy? They aim to win by allowing non-citizens to vote

    07/25/2018 11:16:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 25, 2018 | Newt Gingrich
    In San Francisco, immigrants who are in the country illegally are now eligible to register and vote in school board elections. Of course, this is clearly illegal under the California Constitution. Article II, Section 2 of the California Constitution says: “A United States citizen 18 years of age and resident in this State may vote.” However, the pro-illegal immigration, sanctuary state-supporting Democratic majority in the state Legislature has no interest in enforcing the law when it’s being ignored by fellow Democrats. After all, the long-range plans Democrats have for a ruling majority depend on continuous law- breaking to get enough...
  • Majority of young people not planning on voting in midterm elections, says survey

    07/22/2018 7:26:59 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 07/22/18 | Adam Sabes
    Only 28 percent of young adults ages 18-29 say they are “absolutely certain” of voting in the 2018 midterm elections, according to a new survey. On the other hand, the Public Religion Research Institute (PPRI) and The Atlantic also found that 74 percent of seniors said they are “absolutely certain” about voting in the midterm elections, in what the survey-takers described as a “massive” generational gap in voting intent. Overall, half of Americans are “absolutely certain” about voting in the midterm elections, which is about the same compared to the 2014 midterm elections. According to the poll, young adults are...
  • Poll: Young People Don’t Like Trump, But They Don’t Like Voting Either

    07/19/2018 9:20:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/19/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    How much does the rumored “blue wave” rely on the youth vote? This is of particular concern for Democrats when it comes to the 18-29 demographic which regularly leans toward the progressive side these days. If a recent poll from the Public Religion Research Institute and the Atlantic is any indication, there’s plenty to worry about. (I actually picked this up from a Vox article, but the poll seems legitimate.) While the youngest voters seem to be quite vocal out on the protest beat, fewer than a third of them are sure that they’ll actually show up on election...
  • N.H. Supreme Court upholds constitutionality of voter residency bill

    07/13/2018 9:06:42 PM PDT · by bitt · 64 replies
    concord monitor ^ | 7/13/2018 | Ethan DeWitt
    A fiercely contested bill to make residency a condition of voting in New Hampshire was determined by the state Supreme Court to be constitutional Thursday, in a major ruling that clears its approval by Gov. Chris Sununu. In a 3-2 ruling, the court found that the bill, House Bill 1264, is not a burden on the right to vote, but rather a means to better organize state laws “in order to place voters and residents on equal footing as New Hampshire citizens.” The court’s decision, which came without warning, now sets up a high-stakes choice for Sununu. On Thursday afternoon,...
  • (Illegal) Immigrants find noncitizen voter registration easy

    07/12/2018 8:18:47 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, July 12, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Abdel showed up at his local Pennsylvania motor vehicle office to take his driver’s license test — and walked out having registered to vote, even though he is not a citizen. He said his command of English isn’t good and the computer system was unclear, but he somehow managed to sign up even though he knew he shouldn’t. Then there was Angelo, who figured he could vote because he joined the U.S. military, even though he wasn’t a citizen. He, too, signed up at the Pennsylvania motor vehicle bureau and registered as a Democrat. He then voted nearly every year...
  • Noncitizen voting has Boston residents worried

    07/10/2018 7:15:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 10, 2018 | Antonio Planas
    Some city residents worried about “watering down” what it means to be an American have hit the phones to object to a proposal before the City Council today to allow noncitizens the right to vote in municipal elections, Councilor Michael Flaherty told the Herald. “I got a lot of calls today from folks who are concerned we are watering down what it means to be a citizen of the United States and have the privilege to vote,” Flaherty said.
  • Rob Reiner: Voting Republican Is a Vote for the ‘Destruction of Democracy

    07/10/2018 5:17:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 92 replies
    brietbart ^ | 07/09/2018 | Ben Kew
    Film director Rob Reiner says that those who vote Republican at the upcoming midterm elections are endorsing the “destruction” of America’s democracy. In a tweet on Monday, Reiner made a rallying cry for people to vote for Democratic candidates instead of their Republican counterparts, who he described as sexist, racist, and anti-democratic. “Let’s be clear. At this point in our history, a vote for a Republican is a vote for institutional racism, sexism and a vote to enable the destruction of Democracy,” Reiner wrote on Twitter. “To Democrats: VOTE! To principled Republicans: VOTE DEMOCRATIC!”
  • Should 16-year-olds be able to vote? A majority of the D.C. Council thinks so

    06/28/2018 6:04:49 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 78 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | June 27, 2018 | Reis Thebault
    As scores of young people crowded into a hearing room in the Wilson Building on Wednesday, D.C. Council members saw the future of D.C. politics. “There are multiple future council members and a future mayor in this room,” said D.C. Council member Charles Allen (D-Ward 6). But before they run for office, Allen wants to make them voters. A bill he introduced in April would do just that, lowering the voting age to 16. If passed, the bill would enfranchise up to 10,600 16- and 17-year-olds, according to Census Bureau data. It would also be historic. The nation’s capital would...
  • California Democrat's Voting Scam: The Golden State does favors for illegal immigrants

    06/22/2018 8:27:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 06/22/2018 | Lloyd Billingsley
    “The California state budget on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk puts tens of millions of dollars into programs that could help undocumented immigrants fight federal efforts to deport them,” the Sacramento Bee reports, “including opening up $10 million to hire lawyers for unaccompanied minors trying to stay in the U.S.” For that crowd, the Democrats’ $200 billion budget has even more to give. The budget “expands funding for immigration legal services offered through the Department of Social Services and public colleges,” and “includes $1.6 million to build a team of eight attorneys and investigators in the Labor Commissioner's office at the...
  • Michigan Democrats propose lowering voting age to 16

    06/14/2018 7:07:18 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/14/18 | Justin Wise
    June 14, 2018 - 01:20 PM EDT Michigan Democrats propose lowering voting age to 16 Michigan Democrats propose lowering voting age to 16 BY JUSTIN WISE 34 TWEET SHARE MORE Two Michigan state lawmakers have introduced a proposal that would lower the voting age to 16 for state elections. Rep. Yousef Rabhi (D) and Sen. David Knezek (D) introduced bills in both the House and Senate on Tuesday. Knezek told the Detroit Free Press that 16-year-olds should be able to vote if they are old enough to get a job and pay taxes. "Young people are setting aside their differences...
  • Supreme Court rules in favor of Ohio 'voter purge'

    06/11/2018 7:48:32 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/11/18 | Lydia Wheeler
    The Supreme Court on Monday upheld Ohio’s "use it or lose it" practice of cleaning up its voter rolls. In a 5-4 decision, the court’s majority said the practice, known as the “supplemental process,” does not violate the National Voter Registration Act, which bar states from removing the names of people from the voter rolls for failing to vote. The court's five conservative justices voted in the majority, with the court's four liberals dissenting. Under the supplemental process, voters who have not voted in two years are flagged and sent a confirmation notice. Voters who then fail to respond to...