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  • Municipal IDs could give Detroit homeless access to city services, voting

    08/02/2015 4:16:51 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 12 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | August 02, 2015 | Ian Thibodeau
    DETROIT - Following suit with Washtenaw County, City of Detroit officials are working on a plan for city municipal IDs. The program would allow the city's homeless, immigrants and others to obtain proof of person. According to a report from the Detroit Free Press, members of the Detroit city council and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan are currently working on a plan they hope to implement in the next six months. Councilwoman Raquel Castaneda-Lopez said in a press conference discussing the IDs that requirements to obtain an ID from the Secretary of State can make it hard for some to prove...
  • I have a question.....

    07/24/2015 12:14:09 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 59 replies
    none ^ | July 24, 2015 | HarleyLady27
    I just read about the Electoral College....
  • There’s no mystery about why Democrats resist enforcing our immigration laws.

    07/18/2015 12:51:55 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    The National Review ^ | 7-16-15 | Ian Smith
    There’s no mystery about why Democrats resist enforcing our immigration laws. A new “sanctuary cities” map from the Center for Immigration Studies goes a long way toward explaining why open-borders Democrats are so addicted to flouting our immigration laws. When you consider the political makeup of the cities, counties, and states where illegal aliens are welcomed, you start to suspect that the liberal elite in San Francisco and elsewhere aren’t interested only in cheap nannies and gardeners. For them, pulling in more illegal aliens is, perhaps first and foremost, about pumping up their political power. The Census Bureau includes aliens...
  • Italians set fire to beds in angry anti-immigrant protests [Genesis 11]

    07/17/2015 1:58:43 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 30 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 7/17/2015 | Staff
    Residents in a chic Rome suburb and a northern Italian village staged angry anti-immigrant protests on Friday, with villagers setting mattresses ablaze in a bid to stop authorities from housing migrants. Authorities in the village of Quito plan to accommodate 101 immigrants in empty apartments, but several residents broke into one of the buildings, removed camp beds, mattresses and televisions intended for the newcomers and set them on fire outside. The protesters then put up tents, with the Corriere della Sera newspaper quoting them as saying: “We aren’t going home until they leave — this is an invasion.” Italy is...
  • Illinois 18th CD Special Election Results

    07/07/2015 6:14:16 PM PDT · by parksstp · 10 replies
    Page for Election Results (This was hard to find and I couldn't find another post on it) http://www.connecttristates.com/elections/results/
  • Supremes: citizenship not necessary for voter registration

    07/01/2015 2:58:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 6-30-15 | Newsmachete
    In a commonsense decision, the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a case that decided that people registering to vote in federal election don't have to prove their citizenship. That means that people registering to vote won't be bullied into proving citizenship, which now seems to be an irrelevant criterion for voting. “I am very pleased, obviously,” said Dolores Furtado, president of the Kansas chapter of the League of Women Voters. “It’s a good feeling because we’re truly trying to help” people get registered to vote. Furtado said the league’s main interest is in increasing participation in the...
  • My Friend, the Hillary-Hater (vanity)

    06/27/2015 6:31:46 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 20 replies
    June 27, 2015 | me
    A friend of mine really, really dislikes Hillary Clinton. And he is not shy about telling you why. He sees Hillary as an unprincipled money-grubbing shill for the corporations. And he is very offended by her coronation-like campaign style. I recently asked him, "So what will you do if Hillary is the Democratic nominee for president?" "Vote for her," he said instantly. His answer did not surprise me much. My friend is a life-long democrat.
  • The One Number That Shows Why Jews Really Vote Liberal

    06/25/2015 6:04:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 25, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The debate over why Jews vote the way that they do is an old one, but it’s rarely backed by much data except the estimates of the Jewish vote from the last election. There is, however, one piece of data that currently predicts the Jewish vote. It’s religious attendance. 60 percent of Jews that attend weekly religious services disapprove of Obama. Only 34 percent approve. Among those who don’t attend religious services, approval of Obama stood at 58 percent to 38 percent. There are really two Jewish votes; the religious Jewish vote and the secular Jewish vote. ... When we...
  • Hillary’s Still Rockin’ That Democrat Race Lie

    06/15/2015 9:18:55 PM PDT · by impetrio1 · 10 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 6/16/15 | Bob Parks & Laura Erickson
    Democrats believe black people are stupid. Actually they're kept ignorant by liberal educators because if they knew the truth about their experience in the United States, Hillary Clinton wouldn’t be able to say what she recently did.
  • Hack the vote: Cyber experts say ballot machines easy targets

    06/11/2015 3:19:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 11, 2015 | By Malia Zimmerman
    The recent cyber theft of millions of personnel records from the federal government was sophisticated and potentially crippling, but hackers with just rudimentary skills could easily do even more damage by targeting voting machines, according to security experts. In many cases, even the electronic ballots could be manipulated remotely, according to a new report. The report found that the AVS WINVote machines Virginia has used since 2002 have such flimsy security that an amateur hacker could change votes from outside a polling location. “This means anyone could have broken into the machines from the parking lot,” said Cris Thomas, a...
  • An Amendment to Restrict the Privilege of Voting

    06/10/2015 7:30:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/10/15 | JIM ONEILL
    Is there any way to delouse America—to rid it of the parasitic infestation that is sucking America’s life blood away—killing the host while feeding on it? By “parasitic infestation” I mean the myriad parasites who feed off of America’s largesse and blessings without any thought of gratitude or recompense. Across the board I see arrogant entitlement attitudes exhibited among the very poor through the very rich—a supercilious self-centered gimme-gimme-gimme narcissistic moral squalor that affects all economic levels. “Is there anything that can be done to salvage the USA?” In addition I see much social injustice. It is socially unjust that...
  • NYC mayor: America has a 'democracy problem' (needs different voting laws alert)

    06/07/2015 11:52:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 7, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said on Sunday that Americans would benefit from reformed national voting laws. “We have a democracy problem,” de Blasio told host John Dickerson on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “Our elections are governed by state law and for a long time I’ve believed we need to make a fundamental series of reforms,” he said. “Let’s face it, a lot of the people in the political class have tried to discourage voter involvement and a lot of incumbents prefer a very small electorate,” he added. De Blasio said he disagrees with Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.)...
  • Don’t Believe Voter Fraud Happens? Here Are Some Examples

    06/03/2015 1:10:01 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 13 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | May 22, 2015 | Hans von Spakovsky
    In the interest of helping out the editorial writers and pundits of media outlets who don’t think voter fraud occurs, I wanted to note just a few recent cases (and readers interested in seeing almost 200 more such cases can do so at this link). In McAllen, Texas, two campaign workers (known as politiqueras in local parlance) who bribed voters with cocaine, beer, cigarettes and cash during a 2012 school board election have been sentenced separately to serve eight and four months in prison, respectively. U.S. District Court Judge Randy Crane called this election fraud “terrible” and said that “our...
  • The Mysterious Number of American Citizens

    06/03/2015 6:01:03 AM PDT · by Svartalfiar · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | June 02, 2015 | Nathan Persily
    Many Americans believe that someone, somewhere in Washington, must be in charge of tracking who is and who isn’t a citizen of the United States. Apparently, so does the U.S. Supreme Court, which just accepted a voting rights case that turns on the government’s ability to count the number of citizens in each voting district. But despite all the talk these days about government and Big Data, the justices, like the rest of us, might be surprised to learn that the most basic information as to who is an American citizen cannot actually be found in any publicly available government...
  • Scott Walker's New Restrictive Voting Laws Challenged By Top Clinton Lawyer

    06/02/2015 12:54:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    TPM - Talking Points Memo ^ | June 1, 2015 | Tierney Sneed
    A series of Wisconsin voting restrictions signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker(R) are being challenged in lawsuit spearheaded by a lawyer associated with the Hillary Clinton campaign, MSNBC reported Monday.The complaint, filed in federal court Friday, alleges, "These measures were intended to burden, abridge, and deny, and have had and will have the effect of burdening, abridging, and denying, the voting rights of Wisconsinites generally and of African-American, Latino, young, and/or Democratic voters in Wisconsin in particular."Since coming into office after the 2010 elections, Walker and his counterparts in the statehouse have passed a number of new regulations to...
  • Supreme Court to Weigh Meaning of ‘One Person One Vote’

    05/26/2015 2:55:52 PM PDT · by Theoria · 57 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 26 May 2015 | Adam Liptak
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a case that will answer a long-contested question about a bedrock principle of the American political system: the meaning of “one person one vote.” The court has never resolved whether that means that voting districts should have the same number of people, or the same number of eligible voters. The difference matters in places with large numbers of people who cannot vote legally, including immigrants who are here legally but are not citizens; unauthorized immigrants; children; and prisoners. The new case, Evenwel v. Abbott, No. 14-940, is a challenge to voting districts...
  • Supreme Court to Hear Texas Senate Districts Case

    05/26/2015 7:52:50 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/26/2015 | Mark Sherman
    The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an important case about whether states must count only those who are eligible to vote, rather than the total population, when drawing electoral districts for their legislatures. The case from Texas could be significant for states with large immigrant populations, including Latinos who are children or not citizens. The plaintiffs claim that redrawing electoral districts based on the population of citizens and non-citizens alike violates the constitutional requirement of one person, one vote. The challengers claim that taking account of total population can lead to vast differences in the number of voters in...
  • Minnesota felons should finish full sentences before being allowed to vote

    05/07/2015 5:40:08 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 39 replies
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | 5-3-15 | Andrew Cilek
    There is a good reason liberal lawmakers and governors across the country are eager to pass laws allowing felons to vote. A recent study conducted by the Academy of Political and Social Sciences indicates that seven out of 10 convicts register as Democrats.The DFL-controlled Senate in Minnesota is leading the way with its recent passage of a bill allowing felons to vote while still on parole or probation. Proponents of changing the law are focused almost entirely on what they view as good for the felon rather than being concerned with the rights of law-abiding citizens. Proponents claim that allowing...
  • Analysis: Who’s afraid of absentee balloting in Israel?

    04/30/2015 12:23:45 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/30/2015 | GIL HOFFMAN
    Dozens of countries around the world have allowed their citizens who happen to be abroad on Election Day to vote by absentee for decades. Practically speaking, absentee balloting is more necessary in a country like Israel, where elections are set three months in advance, than in the United States, where Americans know their presidential races will be held every four years in November. So why is absentee balloting for Israelis such a controversial issue, and why have governments promised it for years and never delivered? To answer the first question, it is important to understand the ethos of Israeli society....
  • 2016 Elections: Why This Year is the Time To Focus on Asian American Voter Power

    04/21/2015 10:59:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Asian Fortune ^ | April 21, 2015 | Jennie Ilustre
    Next year, the country will elect a new president. But next year is already here. Notice how candidates are already positioning themselves for the primaries and caucuses? It is urgent that now–not next year–is when all candidates must realize that American voters of Asian and Pacific heritage will play a major role in the 2016 elections. Republican Jeb Bush was first at the gate, albeit unofficially, in next year’s presidential elections. Bush is of course, former Florida governor and son and brother of two former presidents. In a crowded Republican field, Senator Ted Cruz was the first to officially launch...
  • Vote Me In As President (Vanity)

    04/20/2015 1:15:01 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 26 replies
    4/20/15 | A Navy Vet
    Vote me in as President of the United States of America and for (2) months and I will do all the below within my Executive powers, while not over-reaching Congressional authority.
  • Should Christians Vote for Hillary Clinton?

    04/16/2015 8:42:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/16/2015 | David French
    Earlier this week, the Religion News Service asked liberal pastor Tony Campolo to make the Christian case for Hillary Clinton and asked me to make the case against. Campolo calls himself the “positive prophet of red letter Christianity” and is a personal friend of the Clintons. Let’s just say we had starkly different assessments. Here’s Campolo: Clinton also understands how Congress works — a needed skill since legislative gridlock has characterized Washington over the last several years. Amid dire problems, the last session of Congress proved to be one of the least productive of any in our nation’s history. It...
  • Voting machine password hacks as easy as 'abcde', details Virginia state report

    04/15/2015 4:42:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4-15-15 | Sam Thielman
    AVS WinVote machines used in three presidential elections in state ‘would get an F-minus’ in security, said computer scientist who pushed for decertification Touchscreen voting machines used in numerous elections between 2002 and 2014 used “abcde” and “admin” as passwords and could easily have been hacked from the parking lot outside the polling place, according to a state report. The AVS WinVote machines, used in three presidential elections in Virginia, “would get an F-minus” in security, according to a computer scientist at tech research group SRI International who had pushed for a formal inquiry by the state of Virginia for...
  • WSU statistician sues seeking Kansas voting machine paper tapes

    04/07/2015 1:35:15 PM PDT · by Theoria · 29 replies
    AP ^ | 06 April 2015 | Roxana Hegeman
    A Wichita State University mathematician sued the top Kansas election official Wednesday, seeking paper tapes from electronic voting machines in an effort to explain statistical anomalies favoring Republicans in counts coming from large precincts across the country. Beth Clarkson, chief statistician for the university’s National Institute for Aviation Research, filed the open records lawsuit in Sedgwick County District Court as part of her personal quest to find the answer to an unexplained pattern that transcends elections and states. The lawsuit was amended Wednesday to name Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Sedgwick County Elections Commissioner Tabitha Lehman. Clarkson, a certified...
  • Will New York City Give Non-Citizens the Right to Vote?

    04/06/2015 7:10:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2015 | John Fund
    New York City mayor Bill de Blasio’s approval ratings have slipped below 50 percent, making it possible he could face a serious primary challenge in 2017. But New York’s pro–de Blasio city council may have found a way to stop that cold: A majority of the council supports giving more than 1 million non-citizens full rights to vote in local elections. That’s one in five adult New Yorkers. Mayor de Blasio’s approval ratings are much higher among minorities than with whites, who oppose him by a two-to-one margin. Giving non-citizens — most of whom are minorities — the vote could...
  • Mandatory Voting: Let’s Do It (The Author Can't Be Serious)

    03/29/2015 6:51:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    resident Obama has tried to make many things mandatory like health insurance, but he has finally come upon a proposal that warrants adopting – mandatory voting. It is truly an idea whose time has come. And I suggest you get behind this idea or you will find yourself on the wrong side of history. We live in the greatest democracy in the world. We are the cornerstone of the movement to people having freedom on this planet. If we do not set an example by having our citizens turn out for elections then we will cede our heritage to other...
  • Why I favor a current events test to vote

    03/27/2015 6:38:26 AM PDT · by econjack · 27 replies
    Texas Tech ^ | 3/27/2015 | unknown
    These are voting-age college students and yet we wonder why we get the politicians we do. Check out the video at: http://safeshare.tv/w/oHbxeOtsOP
  • Hillary Rode More Coattails Than She Broke Glass Ceilings

    03/26/2015 12:09:23 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 11 replies
    IBD ^ | March 24, 2015 | Betsy McCaughey
    Hillary Clinton's expected presidential run is being hailed as a chance to shatter the glass ceiling. That, of course, is nonsense. Hillary rose to power solely on her husband's sleazy coattails. She's not self-made. And it shows. The recent email scandal is the latest in a lifelong pattern of entitlement and hubris — traits successful women know can torpedo a career. Strangely, feminists ignore the damning facts about how Hillary got where she is. Recently, she addressed 5,000 Silicon Valley business women — real career women. Vowing to "crack every last glass ceiling," a hint at her White House ambitions,...
  • The Siren Call of Universal Democracy

    03/25/2015 8:30:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 2015 | Robert Knight
    It’s not enough to propose liberal ideas. Eventually, you must use force against your fellow citizens if they don’t embrace them. Coercion is at the heart of the liberal enterprise. Hence, President Obama has unveiled his latest plan to fundamentally transform the United States – mandatory voting. It comes on the heels of his unconstitutional order granting legal status to five million illegal immigrants. Coincidence? Ironically, it also landed the very same day that Hillary Clinton floated the idea that summer camps should be created for adults because we have a “fun deficit.” Perhaps they will get together and create...
  • Ted Cruz Wants to Lead an Evangelical Ghost Army in 2016

    03/24/2015 10:41:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Vice Magazine ^ | March 24, 2015 | Grace Wyler, politics editor
    Someone had to be the first to jump into the 2016 presidential race, and it seems only fitting that that someone was US Senator Ted Cruz, leapfrogging over his likely opponents to launch his campaign early with a Jesus-soaked speech at the world's largest fundamentalist college. Cruz is a long shot for the GOP nomination, partly because he lacks experience, and mostly because no one likes him. But tucked into his speech Monday, in between stories about sin and redemption and abolishing the IRS, Cruz offered one reason he actually thinks he can win. "Today, roughly half of born again...
  • Decoding Obama’s Mandatory Voting Fantasy

    03/23/2015 9:47:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 23, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    There’s nothing that excites someone to vote like being forced to do it. But federal force is one of President Obama’s favorite things, so his recent announcement that mandatory voting might be a good idea is hardly a surprise. Normally, Americans have an aversion to being told what to do. Imagine if a president had proposed mandatory prayer for all Americans. Most previous presidents thought prayer was a good idea, so why not prayer for everybody — by mandate? Mandatory voting is just as unappealing. After all, part of the right to vote we hear so much about also includes...
  • Supreme Court turns away challenge to Wisconsin’s voter ID law

    03/23/2015 8:30:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2015 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a challenge to Wisconsin’s voter ID law, which it had previously kept from going into effect before November’s elections. The court’s decision not to review a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the law was a victory for Gov. Scott Walker (R) and perhaps other states that have tightened voting procedures to require additional identification.
  • You Blew It! Force People to Vote

    03/22/2015 10:31:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 22, 2015 | Mark Skousen
    “Other countries have mandatory voting. Why not us?” — President Barack Obama On Wednesday, March 18, Barack Obama was speaking at a town-hall event in Cleveland, Ohio, when he openly endorsed mandatory voting laws. “It would be transformative if everybody voted,” President Obama said. “That would counteract [campaign] money more than anything. If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country.” President Obama continued, “Other countries have mandatory voting,” referencing nations such as Australia, which passed compulsory voting laws in 1924. Down Under, citizens will be fined and can even be jailed in certain situations...
  • Old Enough to Vote, Old Enough to Drink?

    03/22/2015 9:24:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 22, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    San Francisco's board of supervisors is considering a proposal to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in some city elections, showing how desperate the left wing of the city's left wing is to retain their ebbing power in City Hall. Clearly Supervisor John Avalos and ally Supervisor Eric Mar fear they need to register minors to win elections. Of course, I don't like the idea. I think only adults -- who presumably assume responsibilities -- should vote. Registering teenagers, who for the most part don't really understand money, is a recipe for folly. Avalos thinks the board of supervisors will...
  • An Unlikely Ally Comes to Netanyahu's Defense: Liberal Comic Bill Maher

    03/21/2015 1:11:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 21, 2015 | Jack Coleman
    Two victories this week for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, one seismic, the other minor though not insignificant. First, he won a solid re-election victory that affirmed his dire warning of the peril from a nuclear-armed Iran. Secondly, he persuaded an influential American liberal that his campaign warning that Israel's Arab citizens might swing the election against him was not a despicable, race-baiting tactic as alleged by other liberals. Netanyahu may never learn of this second vote of approval from liberal comedian Bill Maher, but it remains worth savoring for conservatives here in the U.S. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)It was heard on last...
  • Mandatory voting? What else should be made mandatory?

    03/21/2015 6:37:10 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 71 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-20-15 | Wordsmith
    (CNN)The president whose major policy achievement is mandatory health insurance thinks maybe voting should be mandatory, too. Asked how to offset the influence of big money in politics, President Barack Obama suggested it's time to make voting a requirement. "It would be transformative if everybody voted -- that would counteract money more than anything," he said, adding it was the first time he had shared the idea publicly. The clout of millionaires and billionaires in campaign funding has been enormous, and many claim the uber wealthy have undue leverage in politics. Speaking of "big money in politics", I live...
  • Ignorance versus Apathy

    03/20/2015 7:08:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/20/15 | Jim Yardley
    I don’t know. And I don’t care. I recalled an old, make that VERY old joke. Students were asked “What is the difference between ‘Ignorance’ and ‘Apathy’?” The most common answer the questioners received was “I don’t know, and I don’t care.” I thought of this while I was listening to all of Barack Obama’s blather on Thursday suggesting that it would be an absolutely terrific idea if voting was made mandatory in the United States. And “blather” is a fairly accurate description which pleases all of Obama’s handlers, or if he prefers “communications specialists” who desperately want to change...
  • Obama Urges Soviet-Style Voting Laws

    03/19/2015 6:32:35 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | March 19, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    Forcing Americans to vote under threat of legal penalty would help to fundamentally transform America, President Obama told a town hall-style meeting in Cleveland yesterday.
  • Obama calls for mandatory voting in U.S.

    03/18/2015 2:34:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 136 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama, whose party was trounced in last year’s midterm election due to poor turnout among Democrats, endorsed the idea of mandatory voting Wednesday. “It would be transformative if everybody voted,” Mr. Obama said during a town-hall event in Cleveland. “That would counteract [campaign] money more than anything. If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country.” Mr. Obama raised the subject during a discussion of curbing the influence of campaign donations in U.S. elections. The president said he had never discussed the idea publicly before, but said Australia and some other countries have compulsory...
  • Israelis Flock to New York’s JFK’s Airport for Flights Home to Vote

    03/17/2015 11:25:38 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 22 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | Staff
    New York’s John F. Kennedy airport was bustling with Israelis this morning who were seeking to catch flights home. For many, their goal was to make it back in time to vote in the general elections being held today, Israel’s NRG reported on Tuesday. While for some their flight home today is just a coincidence, today’s elections are the main topic of discussion among the travelers in the terminal. Some of the travelers even joked that a debate could be held in the airport, with representatives from all parties, according to the report. One couple, David and Betty Gordon, told...
  • Police investigate 51 cases of alleged voting fraud (Israel)

    03/17/2015 3:05:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    ynet ^ | 3/17/15 | Ahiya Raved
    Police opened 51 investigations on Tuesday related to alleged voting fraud ranging from impersonation, stolen ballots and threats against ballot officials, and 23 suspects were being pursued. Several attempts to subvert the voting process were noted in the north – four voters who arrived at their designated voting stations in Nahariya, Kiryat Tiv'on and Kiryat Ata found that someone had already voted in their name. Local police began investigating each incident. Police said that one man claimed that someone else may have used his lost drivers license to vote in his name. A similar incident was reported in Afula where...
  • Voting at 16 in S.F.? Supervisor says the time has come

    03/17/2015 10:39:19 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 58 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | March 15, 2015 | Emily Green
    ixteen-year-olds can drive, work, pay taxes and be sentenced to life in prison. Now, some want the right to vote, too. On Tuesday, San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos will attempt to make that happen by introducing a measure that would extend the right to vote to 16- and 17-year-olds. Avalos and other supporters say it will encourage civic engagement among youths and instill in them lifelong voting habits at a time when turnout is low.
  • Oregon will now register you to vote whether you want to or not, you peasant

    03/17/2015 9:30:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/17/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    So I’m guessing this was supposed to be good news, right? In Oregon, you will now be registered to vote pretty much automatically whenever you have any interaction with the DMV. That’s the new initiative being signed into law by newly inducted Governor Kate Brown (the nation’s first openly bisexual Governor!) and considered to be her first signature piece of legislation. Sweeping first-in-the nation legislation making voter registration automatic in Oregon was signed into law on Monday by Governor Kate Brown, potentially adding 300,000 new voters to state rolls.The so-called Motor Voter legislation will use state Department of Motor...
  • Ferguson Payback: ‘If There Was Any Justice … They’d Be Suppressing White People’

    03/15/2015 2:34:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    PJ Media's Rule of Law Blog ^ | March 14, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies bills itself as a nonpartisan think tank with a focus on racial issues that is distinctly above the fray. This is how it describes itself: Originally known as the Joint Center for Political Studies, the Joint Center brought together black intellectuals and professionals to provide training and technical assistance to newly elected black officials. Today, the Joint Center is recognized as one of the nation’s premier think tanks on a broad range of public policy issues of concern to African Americans and other communities of color. Sounds mainstream, right? So imagine my...
  • Chart: The United States of Catholics and Protestants

    03/09/2015 12:25:02 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 4 | Ana Swanson
    As the chart ... shows, Catholicism is the most common religious tradition in 17 states, while white evangelical Protestants are first in 15 states, mostly in the South. The religiously unaffiliated are the most common religious group in 13 states, mostly in the Pacific Northwest and the Northeast. Three states are outliers: Utah, which is 56 percent Mormon, the largest percentage of one single religious tradition, and Iowa and North Dakota, where white mainline Protestants are the dominant religious tradition.
  • Sen. Paul Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Restore Voting Rights to Ex-Criminals

    02/14/2015 5:58:44 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 43 replies
    MRCTV ^ | 02/13/2014 | Monica Sanchez
    en. Rand Paul (R-KY) re-introduced the Civil Rights Voting Restoration Act of 2015 on Friday, a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) that would restore federal voting rights for non-violent, “low-level” ex-offenders. Sen. Paul explained, “A criminal record is currently one of the biggest impediments to voting in federal elections. The Civil Rights Voting Restoration Act will reform existing federal law and give low-level ex-offenders another opportunity to vote.” Non-violent, so-called "low-level" crimes include: Theft, trespassing, arson, and other forms of property offensesFraud, bribery, and other forms of “white collar” offensesDrug possessionPublic intoxicationProstitution Whether a crime...
  • Amnesty ‘Loophole’ May Allow Illegals to Vote [semi-satire]

    02/14/2015 9:26:50 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Feb 2015 | John Semmens
    Secretaries of state from Ohio and Kansas say that the documents—driver’s licenses and Social Security numbers—being provided to the illegal immigrants granted amnesty by President Obama open a “loophole” that will make it easy for these non-citizens to vote in our elections. Presidential Press Secretary Josh Earnest questioned the characterization of potential voting by these persons as a “loophole. I would say it would be more accurately described as a ‘feature’ of the President’s executive action regarding the ‘dreamers’ he is trying to aid.” Earnest also took issue with the premise that the “dreamers” being granted these privileges are “non-citizens....
  • Are Christians Commanded to (Always) Vote? [And should you care if you're not religious?]

    01/11/2015 7:14:22 AM PST · by Moseley · 37 replies
    Fairfax Free Citizen ^ | January 10, 2015 | Jonathon Moseley
    Is it a requirement for all Christians to vote? The question is not merely whether Christians should “dirty their hands” by participating in politics. Are Christians actually required to participate in politics? Can you be an obedient Christian without voting? I am starting to believe that nothing else can save the Republic. Everyone comments that we are a sharply-divided nation, with really no clear majority for either the Republican or Democrat Party. However, what if 10 million new voters showed up and voted Republican? The nation would no longer be 50-50. The balance would tilt sharply to the GOP Every...
  • Court Refuses to Reconsider Citizenship Lawsuit [satire]

    01/06/2015 8:51:07 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Jan 2015 | John Semmens
    A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver tersely rejected a request from Arizona and Kansas that an earlier decision overturning those states’ proof of citizenship requirement for registering to vote be reconsidered. “The law that these states want to enforce directly contradicts the policy that President Obama decreed last November,” the panel ruled. “The President has mandated new rights for those illegally in the country. To allow states to dilute these rights by imposing their own requirements violates the presidential supremacy clause of the US Constitution.” if you missed any of this week's other...
  • Help Us Restore Election Integrity (MN-MVA)

    12/28/2014 11:52:13 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    Minnesota Voters Alliance ^ | 12-10-14 | Andrew Cilek
    Formed in 2005, the Minnesota Voters Alliance (MVA) is the only conservative organization in Minnesota, and one of a few in the nation, dedicated solely to expanding liberty through legal action, determined to strike at the liberal forces which degrade and reduce our freedoms. A critical component of that dedication is the ability to pursue an objective for as long as it takes to win. So, while we have achieved several recent victories in other cases, our commitment to changing Minnesota’s defective Election-Day Registration (EDR) laws continues in full force. Today, I am requesting your support for our impending lawsuits...