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  • Why the Republicans Swept the Midterms

    11/17/2014 5:16:41 PM PST · by RetiredArmy · 16 replies
    Rapture Ready web site ^ | November 17, 2014 | Andy Wood
    What the Talking Heads Are Not Telling You In last week's midterm elections, the Republican Party scored historic victories at the national, state, and local levels of American government. Thus, the American political landscape and balance of power is vastly different today than it was before the November 4th election. While a wave election, such as what we saw last week, does not solve all of our national problems, it certainly will go a long way toward slowing down the progress of evil that has dominated our nation over the past six years. However, very few of the pundits and...
  • Gruber Studied Church Attendance’s Impact On Voting

    11/12/2014 9:57:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/12/14 | Patrick Howley
    MIT professor and Obamacare consultant Jonathan Gruber conducted a government study to determine whether or not church attendance impacts voter turnout, and whether repealing state laws banning retail commerce on Sundays could diminish voter turnout. Gruber drew fire after The Daily Caller published a video Monday in which he revealed that certain aspects of Obamacare’s design were concealed from the public because the “stupidity of the American voter” would have killed the law’s chances at passage. (RELATED: Gruber: Lack of Transparency Was Key For Obamacare) A second video then emerged in which Gruber credited Obamacare’s passage to the American people...
  • Obama’s AG Pick Says Voter ID Laws Are Racist, Must Be Stopped

    11/12/2014 7:33:40 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 42 replies
    defund.com ^ | 11/12/14 | Defund
    Obama’s AG Pick Says Voter ID Laws Are Racist, Must Be Stopped President Obama’s Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch said that voter ID laws are meant to reverse Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s accomplishments and promised that DOJ lawsuits against “Deep South” states with voter ID laws will continue. Lynch was nominated two days after President Obama’s post-midterm election White House meeting with Al Sharpton, who previously revealed that he was working with the White House on choosing Holder’s replacement. Lynch was a U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn and prosecutor on the Abner Louima assault case against New York police officers....
  • ACLU lawsuit challenges Iowa’s felon voting rules

    11/08/2014 6:12:03 AM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 7, 2014 | Ryan J. Foley
    The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Friday challenging Iowa’s tough policies that bar felons from voting, seeking to restore the right to thousands of former offenders before the 2016 presidential election. The case aims to end confusion over rules that followed a 2011 policy change by Gov. Terry Branstad and a criminal investigation into people who improperly voted. Iowa is among three states where felons cannot vote after completing their sentences unless their rights are restored by the governor. “The widespread denial of voting rights on the basis of a felony conviction is the single biggest denial of...
  • Blind man claims he was forced to vote

    11/06/2014 4:43:30 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 28 replies
    WAFB ^ | 4 Nov 2014 | CBS
    WESLACO, TX (KRGV/CBS) - Officials are investigating allegations of voting irregularities after legally blind resident Rodrigo Yrigoyen said he was forced to vote against his will. The 65-year-old said two women knocked on his door, dressed him and took him to a curbside voting center in his neighborhood last Monday. They told him he had to vote for one of the women's cousins that was running for office. "When they knocked on my door, I thought it was my nurse. That's why I opened the door," Yrigoyen said. Yrigoyen said he repeatedly told the women no, but they took him...
  • We Have Become Bad Voters. How We Can Change.

    11/05/2014 7:26:09 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 3, 2014 | Arthur Milikh
    Elections have become theater.By regularly promising the impossible, political candidates give the dangerous impression that salvation is only one bill, one policy solution away. It breeds impatience, impetuosity and ecstatic hopes in citizens.And it can make us bad voters.James Madison and Alexander Hamilton had a different understanding of voting than we currently do. The authors of The Federalist Papers understood voting as an exercise in elevating citizens’ minds above the concerns of their engrossing private lives. That is, voting was to be a kind of civic education, preceded by genuine debate, perhaps similar to the Lincoln-Douglas debates.Such elections might be...
  • After Losing Phony War on Women, Planned Parenthood Will Target African-Americans

    11/05/2014 7:58:50 AM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/5/14 | Carole Novielli |
    As Planned Parenthood’s phony war on women mantra gets aborted we watched as the map turn red in last night’s election. Today, Planned Parenthood appears to be placing their future election hopes in women of color and young women. Planned Parenthood lobbied heavily for many pro-abortion candidates in 2014 who lost by a landslide. Candidates like North Carolina Senate hopeful Kay Hagan who Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood called their number one priority. Wendy Davis in Texas nick-named “Abortion Barbie” for her filibuster of a late term abortion ban in the state, also fell hard after Planned Parenthood flooded...
  • MSNBC: ‘Old White People’ in the South Who Vote Republican Are ‘Going to Die Someday’

    11/04/2014 7:36:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 4, 2014 | David Rutz
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Liberal MSNBC contributor Jimmy Williams said the “old white people” in the South who vote Republican are “going to die someday” and hopefully usher in a new era of Democratic rule in the region. Host Krystal Ball, a former failed Democratic congressional candidate, asked Williams whether white Southerners should just be written off by the party, but Williams said never, saying that since they are “for people” and Republicans aren’t, they would eventually win the day. “Mitt Romney only won South Carolina with 53 [percent], John McCain with 52,” he said. “That’s a changing South. Those old white people? They’re...
  • Voting Machine Disabled After Allegedly Failing to Show Greg Abbott's Name on Ballot

    11/04/2014 5:38:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/4/14 | Kristin Tate
    Election officials in San Antonio, Texas are examining a disabled voting machine after it allegedly left Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott's name off of the ballot. Earlier on Tuesday, the machine was being utilized in Bexar County's First Chinese Baptist Church of San Antonio. Bexar County Election Administrator Jacque Callan told local media outlet KENS 5 that the machine was "experiencing issues." According to Callan, the machine has a counter which will allow election officials to determine exactly how many voters used it. At this point, there is no explanation as to how -- or why -- the glitch occurred.
  • Issues reported at polling locations in Davidson County (Tennessee)

    11/04/2014 2:54:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    WSVM ^ | : Nov 04, 2014 | Nancy Amons
    NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Issues have been reported at some polling locations in Davidson County on this Election Day. he polling location at the Church of the Redeemer in Oak Hill opened an hour and 10 minutes late because election officials said a church employee left the wrong key for poll workers. Three satellite locations were given as alternatives for the voters who were affected. Some voters were frustrated, while others just shrugged it off.
  • Man Tries to Vote for Republican Candidate on Voting Machine, But This Happened

    11/04/2014 12:53:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/4/14 | Steven Ertelt
    While polling data makes it appear pro-life Republicans will take over the Senate from pro-abortion Democrats, whether votes cast on Election Day line up with those polls in another question. And one of the worries some pro-life voters have is whether illegal voting will prevent pro-life candidates from winning. virginiaIn Virginia, early reports are showing that some voters may be having problems getting votes registered properly for the candidates they support. One news report indicates voters have experienced voting errors — including voters who say votes for a Republican candidate have been registered for his Democrat opponent. According to a...
  • Virginia GOP: Voting Machines Malfunctioning in Several Precincts

    11/04/2014 12:18:27 PM PST · by mbarker12474 · 72 replies
    CBS News Washington DC CBS DC ^ | 4 november 2014 | CBS DC
    UPDATED: November 4, 2014 2:22 p.m. LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Malfunctioning voting machines are causing issues for voters in several Virginia precincts, the Republican Party of Virginia says. RPV wrote a letter to the Virginia Department of Elections this morning stating there were problems with some of the electronic voting touch screens in at least four different Congressional Districts. “Voters have difficulty selecting the candidate of their choice using the touch screen because the screen’s touch sensor is not properly aligned with the text that appears on the screen,” a RPV spokesman said in the letter. A video link included...
  • Many holding their noses as they cast ballots

    11/04/2014 11:59:33 AM PST · by mdittmar · 76 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/4/2014 | NANCY BENAC AP
    It's only fitting:Check in with voters at Our Mother of Sorrows church in Louisville, Kentucky, to get a sense of the sour mood rippling across the country this Election Day.Seventy-four-year-old Jim Brinley, casting his ballot for Republicans, thinks an over-reaching government is "ruining us" and wants to "get back to government as it should be."Democrat Keisha Matlock, a 38-year-old college student,wonders aloud,"Why do we even vote?" as she casts her ballot for Democrats.Matlock sees "constant griping back and forth about who's right. And, who's going to do this. And, who's going to do that in office. Sometimes, they say these...
  • Startling Change in North Carolina Early Voting Pattern: 52.2% of early voters were age 60 or over.

    11/04/2014 7:52:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/4/2014 | Rosslyn Smith
    There is one set of numbers in this breakdown of North Carolina early voting that really jumps out.  This year 52.2% of early voters in North Carolina were age 60 or over.  In 2012, that percentage was 35.5%.  Young voters were scarce among early voters this election.  In 2012, 13.2 percent of the early voters were ages 18-29.  This year the percentage fell to 5.1%, while there was a drop from 21.8 to 13.7% in the age 30-44 age bracket. We won't know what this all means until tonight, but I suspect that these numbers may be more significant than...
  • 5 Gubernatorial Races Where Your Gun Rights Are on the Ballot

    11/04/2014 7:22:04 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/3/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Gun rights are essentially on the ballot in a number of Governor's races around the country. Among these are the races in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Texas. In all fives of these states, a pro-Second Amendment candidate or incumbent is running against a pro-gun control candidate or incumbent.
  • Who are the Republicans?

    11/04/2014 4:01:58 AM PST · by 7thson · 5 replies
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  • Video: It Matters (Voting Motivator)

    11/03/2014 6:47:31 PM PST · by bizzyblog · 4 replies
    BizzyBlog, PJMedia, YouTube ^ | 11/3/2014 | Tom Blumer
    Back in August, I suspected that we would be where we are today. That expectation led me to shake off the musical cobwebs and do something I haven’t done since I’ve been old enough to vote, and to do something else I had never done before: write a song and produce a music video, respectively. Here, with the help of a tremendous singer and a first-rate recording engineer, is the result: It Matters I encourage readers (and now, viewers) to show “It Matters” to people who don’t think their vote matters, and persuade them to get out and vote. Because it...
  • Rock the Vote hypocrites: Lena Dunham, Whoopi Goldberg and other celebs

    11/03/2014 2:25:30 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15:19 EST, 3 November 2014 | Francesca Chambers for MailOnline
    Didn't vote in the last midterm elections? It turns out many of the celebrities pressuring young people to vote in tomorrow's off-year elections didn't cast a ballot last time, either. According to the Washington Post at least five stars who participated in a recent Rock the Vote video urging youth to exercise their franchise didn't bother to show up to the polls themselves in 2010. View co-host Whoppi Goldberg, Orange is the New Black's Natasha Lyonne, Glee's Darren Criss, Girls creator Lena Dunham and Rich Kids of Beverly Hills star E.J. Johnson did not vote in the last midterm election,...
  • Three Reasons Pro-Life People Need to be Involved in the Political Process

    11/03/2014 8:02:55 AM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/3/14 | Josh Brahm
    It’s Election Day on Tuesday. (Not a Calvinist holiday. People are voting in booths…) A lot of pro-life advocates are fed up with politics, especially in a state like California where it seems like the pro-life vote doesn’t matter. I have a lot of empathy with people who feel apathetic about the entire political process, but I want to offer a few reasons to stay involved. voteprolife26I spoke at a pro-life conference in Southern California recently put on by California Pro-Life Council, and Bryan Johnston asked me to spend the last part of my speech encouraging the attendees to stay...
  • How big will the fraud factor be tomorrow?

    11/03/2014 7:22:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/3/2014 | Carol Brown
    Voter fraud definitely exists, no matter what Eric Holder says.  The only question is, how many races will it determine? What hit me hard these past few weeks is how voter fraud perpetuated by leftists is an expected norm.  See here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here among many examples. We read about places across the country where fraud is being planned and executed, yet nothing seems to come of it.  I wonder: why aren’t these people arrested? We read about tens of thousands of people who are in this country...
  • One of Eight Voter Registrations Is Flawed, James O’Keefe Shows

    11/03/2014 7:16:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/3/2014 | John Fund
    A Pew Center on the States study in 2012 found that one out of eight voter registrations is inaccurate, out-of-date, or a duplicate. Some 2.8 million people are registered in two or more states, and 1.8 million registered voters are dead. So O’Keefe decided to take some of the 700,000 “inactive” voters the Voting Integrity Project says are on the rolls in North Carolina, the site of one of the nation’s most hotly contested Senate races, and see just how easy it would be to obtain a ballot in their name. Sadly, it was child’s play as his video demonstrates....
  • Vote Like Your Constitution Depends On It . . . Because It Does

    11/03/2014 4:08:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    You need to vote Tuesday, and you need to work to get your friends, neighbors and family to vote too. How should you vote? Straight-up Republican down the ballot. Is the GOP establishment packed with hacks, squishes and weasels? Yep. And that’s irrelevant. The party will fall in line with conservative values soon enough as these doddering clowns age their way out of office. We have one opponent – the progressives – and the progressives have one party – the Democrats. They must be stopped before they destroy this country. They are shredding our Constitution, bankrupting us, and turning the...
  • New App Launching to Report Voter Fraud

    11/02/2014 8:59:39 PM PST · by Windflier · 22 replies
    A new app, which allows users to conveniently report voter fraud, will be available for iOS and Android on November 1. The app, called VoteStand, is being launched by True the Vote, an anti-voter fraud group that was one of the groups unconstitutionally targeted by the Obama IRS. According to the VoteStand website, “the app uses a high level encryption, inside the app allowing information to get to the right people to make reporting voter fraud easily.”
  • Last Chance (EVERYONE who is old enough MUST vote on Tuesday!)

    11/02/2014 8:14:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 2, 2014 | Michael Oberndorf, RPA
    On Tuesday, every one of We the People who is old enough needs to get out and vote. Period. No excuses. The Democrats have nearly destroyed free, capitalist, constitutional America, and if they are not soundly, roundly, and decisively defeated, they will do so. Period. Repeat, PERIOD. Misleadership of the party – McConnell, Boehner, and their lackeys and toadies – have made it painfully clear that they are not conservatives I have no illusions that a Republican victory will take us back to the Reagan years. The misleadership of the party – McConnell, Boehner, and their lackeys and toadies –...
  • Why You Shouldn’t Vote

    11/02/2014 5:33:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 883 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Look, I’m not going to lie to you – your vote matters. But let’s be honest, there are Republicans on the ballot who aren’t very conservative. Most of them don’t agree with me on everything and surely don’t agree with you on everything. In fact, many of them are downright awful. So if you find yourself in a state where the Senate race is close, and you don’t like some of the things the Republican candidate stands for – just stay home. A message must be sent: We conservatives could not beat all the people we don’t like in the...
  • GOP up 104,000 in CO early voting

    11/01/2014 4:28:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Hot Air / The Associated Press ^ | November 1, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    When Democrats pushed through mail-in voting for Colorado, Republicans objected over the potential for vote fraud. So far, though, the GOP has become its biggest beneficiary. Late yesterday, a report from the Secretary of State showed Republicans with a 104,000-ballot lead, giving them a nine-point edge in early voting: Republicans are blowing out Democrats in Colorado early voting, the secretary of State there says. … The AP said that 41 percent of the 1.1 million early ballots were from Republicans, with roughly a third coming from Democrats and a quarter from independent voters. Colorado’s voters are basically evenly split among...
  • Non-Citizens Are Voting

    10/31/2014 8:31:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | October 30, 2014 | John Fund
    OCTOBER 30, 2014 Non-Citizens Are Voting James O’Keefe documents the problem in North Carolina, where the Senate race is close. By John Fund Could non-citizen voting be a problem in next week’s elections, and perhaps even swing some very close elections? A new study by two Old Dominion University professors, based on survey data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, indicated that 6.4 percent of all non-citizens voted illegally in the 2008 presidential election, and 2.2 percent in the 2010 midterms. Given that 80 percent of non-citizens lean Democratic, they cite Al Franken ’s 312-vote win in the 2008 Minnesota...
  • Dems Send Letters to Voters: You Better Watch Your Back if You Don't Vote, Because We'll Know

    10/31/2014 11:40:12 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 22 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/31/14 | Aurelius
    The New York State Democratic Committee is sending threatening letters to New York residents, threatening them that, should they not vote, they'll know. And they'll be talking to you soon to ask why. The letters were sent to New York Democrats and demanded that they vote. “Who you vote for is your secret. But whether or not you vote is public record,” the letter cautioned. “We will be reviewing voting records... to determine whether you joined your neighbors who voted in 2014,” it continued, assuring the voter that the Democratic Committee would be investigating them. And if you don't vote?...
  • Democrats send threatening letters to possible non-voters ...Tony Soprano-style

    10/31/2014 9:19:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 10/31/2014 | Robert Laurie
    “Dear _______ Our records indicate that you are registered to vote in Kings County. Who you vote for is your secret. But whether or not you vote is public record. Many organizations monitor turnout in your neighborhood and are disappointed by the inconsistent voting of many of your neighbors. Here is some information you may need to vote: The polls are open from 6am to 9pm. You can confirm your voter registration by visiting [a website] If you have any questions about voting, please call [telephone number] We will be reviewing Kings County official voting records after the upcoming election...
  • Massive Non-Citizen Voting Uncovered in Maryland

    10/30/2014 8:59:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/30/2014 | Bryan Preston
    An election integrity watchdog group is suing the state of Maryland, alleging that it has discovered massive and ongoing fraudulent voting by non-U.S. citizens in one county. But because of the way that the non-citizens are able to cast votes in elections, the fraud is likely happening in every single county and subdivision across the state. The group believes that the illegal voting has been happening for years. The group, Virginia Voters Alliance, says that it compared how voters in Frederick County filled out jury duty statements compared with their voting records. The group’s investigation found that thousands of people...
  • Calling All Married Women — VOTE ON TUESDAY! Not exactly the message Democrats will send out.

    10/30/2014 8:35:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 30, 2014 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    Not only have women been a majority of the voters in recent elections (53% in 2012), they also kept President Obama in the Oval Office (55% of those women — nearly 30% of all voters — voted for President Obama in 2012). Obviously, women — specifically, unmarried women — decided the 2012 election. According to exit polls from 2012 conducted by Edison Research, Obama’s margin among unmarried women was 67 percent to Romney’s 31 percent, giving him more than 11 million more unmarried women’s votes than Romney’s total; Romney’s 53 percent of married women’s votes compared to Obama’s 46 percent...
  • Obama to Wisconsin Supporters: “You Can Only Vote Once… This Isn’t Chicago”

    10/30/2014 8:32:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/30/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    If you can’t cover it up anymore, turn it into a joke. President Obama poked fun at the checkered political history of his hometown Chicago on Tuesday, reminding voters in Wisconsin to vote early — but not often.“You can only vote once — this isn’t Chicago, now,” Obama said at a rally in Milwaukee for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke.Obama was brought in to fire up the Democratic base, traveling to a ward in which he carried 99 percent of the vote in the 2012 presidential contest against Republican Mitt Romney. At least it’s not one of those places where...
  • Massive Non-Citizen Voting Uncovered in Maryland

    10/30/2014 6:08:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    PJM ^ | October 29, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    An election integrity watchdog group is suing the state of Maryland, alleging that it has discovered massive and ongoing fraudulent voting by non-U.S. citizens in one county. But because of the way that the non-citizens are able to cast votes in elections, the fraud is likely happening in every single county and subdivision across the state. The group believes that the illegal voting has been happening for years. The group, Virginia Voters Alliance, says that it compared how voters in Frederick County filled out jury duty statements compared with their voting records. The group’s investigation found that thousands of people...
  • The NYT has had enough of you bumpkins deciding elections

    10/29/2014 3:48:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 29, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    At first glance, it’s tempting to think that Mark Leibovitch is calling various Republican candidates stupid in his New York Times article, The Bumpkinification of the Midterm Elections. It would be an easy and understandable mistake to make, given that the introduction focuses almost entirely on Joni Ernst, with a generous sprinkling of Sarah Palin and other, almost exclusively GOP figures throughout the piece. But a closer reading reveals that even though the author might be thinking the candidates are toothless, drooling hicks, he’s really casting stones at those of you stupid enough to fall for their homespun, down on...
  • Obama at Mary Burke Rally: "You can Only Vote Once. This Isn't Chicago"

    10/29/2014 10:11:56 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 14 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/29/14 | Aurelius
    At a rally for Mary Burke last night, President Obama joked about voter fraud while talking about early voting. Speaking in Wisconsin, the President was extolling early voting and urging Democrats to vote before election day so that they don't forget when the time comes. "So, one week Wisconsin. One week," the President said. "One week from today you get to choose a new governor. "And because early voting runs through this Friday, you don't have to wait til election day. You can vote all week! I mean, you can only vote once. This isn't Chicago, now." The President continued,...
  • Illegal Voters Tipping Election Scales?

    10/29/2014 8:55:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/29/2014 | Matthew Vadum
    Voting by illegal aliens and other non-citizens is so prevalent throughout the nation that it gave us Obamacare, according to a disturbing new study.And if illegal voting by non-citizens, who tend to support Democratic Party candidates and who heavily supported President Obama, could tip the scales in the 2008 congressional elections, it can do so again in congressional elections next week and in the presidential contest in 2016. In 2008 one report estimated that as many as 2.7 million non-citizens were registered to vote nationwide.The academic report, to be published in the December issue of Electoral Studies, continues the...
  • Planned-Parenthood-Supporting Catholic Politicians: “A Pathetic Spectacle”

    10/28/2014 1:56:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 49 replies
    Courageous Priest ^ | October 28, 2014 | Bishop Thomas Tobin
    The Gospel of life must be proclaimed, and human life defended in all places and all times. The arena for moral responsibility includes not only the halls of government, but the voting booth as well. (American Bishops, “Living the Gospel of Life”)by Bishop Thomas Tobin: Prior to the recent primary election I received a heartfelt letter from a member of the Diocese who had just discovered that the candidate for whom she had intended to vote was “pro-choice and for same-sex marriage.” She wrote: “Dear Bishop Tobin, for whom do I vote? Do I vote at all?”I responded to my...
  • The Voter-ID Myth Crashes: New Study -- Enough non-citizen votes have decided close elections

    10/28/2014 7:50:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/28/2014 | Mona Charen
    Democrats want everyone to vote: old, young, white, black, Hispanic, Asian, citizen, non-citizen. Wait, what was that last one again? We’ll get to that. Voter-ID laws, passed by thirty states so far, are efforts by legislatures to ensure the integrity of votes. Being asked to show a photo ID can diminish several kinds of fraud, including impersonation, duplicate registrations in different jurisdictions, and voting by ineligible people including felons and non-citizens. The Democrats have made a number of arguments against voter-ID laws. They argue a) that the problem of voter impersonation or in-person voter fraud is nonexistent; b) that black...
  • WaPo Publishes Scientific Evidence of Voter Fraud on a Massive Scale [Short Title]

    10/27/2014 5:23:13 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    Patterico's Pontificatioons ^ | October 24, 2014 | Patterico
    What you are about to read should be front-page news in every newspaper in the country tomorrow. You know it won’t be — but I want you to treat it as that important . . . because it is. Jesse Richman and David Earnest write in the Washington Post: Could control of the Senate in 2014 be decided by illegal votes cast by non-citizens? Some argue that incidents of voting by non-citizens are so rare as to be inconsequential, with efforts to block fraud a screen for an agenda to prevent poor and minority voters from exercising the franchise, while...
  • Washington Post: Obama Won 80% of Non-Citizen Votes in 2008

    10/26/2014 12:15:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/25/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Voter fraud still totally not an issue. How many non-citizens participate in U.S. elections? More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples indicated that they were registered to vote. Furthermore, some of these non-citizens voted. Our best guess, based upon extrapolations from the portion of the sample with a verified vote, is that 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in 2008 and 2.2 percent of non-citizens voted in 2010.Because non-citizens tended to favor Democrats (Obama won more than 80 percent of the votes of non-citizens in the 2008 CCES sample), we find that this participation was...
  • Can Ferguson Swing the Election?

    10/26/2014 7:50:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 26, 2014 | Joshua DuBois
    Low African American voter turnout helped create Ferguson’s mostly white government. Black leaders nationwide are using that fact to get their constituents to the polls.For many African Americans, this is shaping up to be the Ferguson Election. Around the country, black voters are being mobilized to vote in the 2014 midterms with the argument that the death of Michael Brown resulted, in part, from lack of black civic participation. While the population of Ferguson is nearly 70 percent African American, only 6 percent cast a ballot in the last municipal elections. This led to a majority-black city where the mayor...
  • Study: Non-citizens are voting in federal elections Probably tipped at least one Senate race

    10/25/2014 5:15:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/25/2014 | AllahPundit
    I’m thinking this is more important than a “Quotes of the Day” post, no? In fact, so jaw-dropping is it, I had to read it twice to make sure I wasn’t misreading it. The site that posted it isn’t partisan either: It’s The Monkey Cage blog at the Washington Post, a “data journalism” hub a la Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight that prioritizes insights gleaned from number-crunching above left/right argumentation. In fact, the conclusion to the post isn’t that the study’s results necessarily cast a pall over the integrity of some U.S. elections and even the legitimacy of ObamaCare’s passage. It’s...
  • Gallup poll shows Tea Party supporters the most motivated to vote

    10/24/2014 1:39:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 24, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    They’re baaaa-aaack, as Carol Anne said in Poltergeist II. No, not the cheesy ghosts from the cemetery under their house, but the ghosts of the previous midterm election, and they’re about to haunt Democrats. Gallup’s survey from the end of last month shows that the most enthusiastic voters in this cycle are Tea Party supporters — and it’s not even close: Although the Tea Party has not been as visible in this year’s midterm elections as it was in 2010, Tea Party Republicans have given more thought to this year’s elections and are much more motivated to vote than are...
  • 'Calibration error’ changes GOP votes to Dem in Illinois

    10/23/2014 2:31:14 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 43 replies
    LiveLeak, Watchdog.org ^ | unknown (very recent) | unknown
    CHICAGO — Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats. Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library. “I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.” The conservative website Illinois Review reported that “While...
  • Chicago man to Obama: 'Don't touch my girlfriend'[with Video of event]

    10/22/2014 1:19:01 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 22 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 21, 2014 | Jeremy Diamond and Justin Peligri
    The woman who voted next to President Barack Obama on Monday says she was "embarrassed and just shocked," after her fiancé jokingly told him "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend." Casting his ballot in Chicago on Monday, Obama stood at a voting booth next to Aia Cooper, whose fiancé, Mike Jones, decided to crack wise with the president, which prompted Obama to reply with "I really wasn't planning on it," before adding that Jones was "an example of a brother just embarrassing you for no reason."
  • Shocker: Voting machines changing votes from GOP to Dem...

    10/22/2014 11:41:28 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 32 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-22-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Every election cycle I see this story and it's always...ALWAYS...accidental votes for Democrats.From Fox News Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats.Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library.“I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote...
  • Obama: Apathy, not Voter ID, keeps minorities from polls

    10/22/2014 12:48:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 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...