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  • Tuesday’s New Hampshire Primary Will Be First With Voter ID Law In Place

    02/05/2016 1:54:20 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    WBUR ^ | Feb. 4, 2016 | Zeninjor Enwemeka
    This year's presidential primary is the first in which New Hampshire's voters will be required to show identification before they can cast their ballots ... When New Hampshire voters go to the polls Tuesday for the first presidential primary of the 2016 race, they will have to do something new. This year's presidential primary is the first in which the state's voters will be required to show identification before they can cast their ballots. Before the state's new voter ID law went into effect in 2013, voters could just give their name and address, get checked off the roll, and...
  • Political Participation and the Sanction of the Victim

    01/31/2016 5:37:12 PM PST · by huckfillary · 12 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | January 31, 2016 | Artful Dilettante
    In her 1957 masterpiece, Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand introduced us to a powerful concept which she called “the sanction of the victim.” This concept is defined as “the willingness of the good to suffer at the hands of the evil, to accept the role of sacrificial victim for the ‘sin‘ of creating values.” As Rand explains through the character of her hero, John Galt, “Evil is impotent and has no power but that which we let it extort from us,” and, “I saw that evil was impotent…and the only weapon of its triumph was the willingness of the good to...
  • The Latest: Iowa election official criticizes Cruz mailer

    01/31/2016 4:11:00 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Iowa's Secretary of State says a recent mailer from Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign "misrepresents Iowa election law." The mailer bills itself as a "voting violation" and tells the recipient it's been sent due to "low expected voter turnout in your area." It then grades the recipient's voting history and that of several neighbors, citing public records. Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate says in a statement that there's "no such thing as an election violation related to frequency of voting" and insinuating otherwise is "not in keeping in the spirit of the Iowa Caucuses." The bottom of...
  • Iowa Caucuses, a Subsidy for Iowa's Political Establishment

    01/29/2016 7:25:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    First, kill the Iowa caucuses. Please note: I didn't say, "Kill the Iowans." I like Iowans and I like Iowa. But we need to get Iowa's boot off our neck. That may be misunderstood, as well. You see, we're not under the heel of all Iowans. If we were, that'd actually be better because that would mean lots of Iowans turned out to vote. But most don't. As Jeff Greenfield recently noted in Politico, rumors of Iowa's commitment to democratic engagement are wildly overstated. In 2008, a record-shattering 350,000 caucus-goers caucus-went. All the buzz was about the precedent-shattering turnout for...
  • Michigan Voters Will Now Have to Select Their Politicians Individually

    01/18/2016 10:02:55 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 24 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/14/2016 | Jack Spencer
    On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law Senate Bill 13, which eliminates the option on election ballots to vote a straight party ticket with a single action. Michigan voters who want to vote a straight-party ticket can still do so, but will have to mark their votes for each candidate one at a time. Some evidence suggests that Democratic voters use the straight-party voting option more than Republican voters do. Republicans in Michigan have tended to support eliminating it, while Democrats have been united behind keeping it in place. This marks the third time the Michigan Legislature has voted...
  • Quotes by Robert Higgs

    01/14/2016 7:03:00 PM PST · by huckfillary · 17 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | January 14, 2016 | Robert Higgs
    Anarchists did not try to carry out genocide against the Armenians in Turkey; they did not deliberately starve millions of Ukrainians; they did not create a system of death camps to kill Jews, gypsies, and Slavs in Europe; they did not fire-bomb scores of large German and Japanese cities and drop nuclear bombs on two of them; they did not carry out a ‘Great Leap Forward’ that killed scores of millions of Chinese; they did not attempt to kill everybody with any appreciable education in Cambodia; they did not launch one aggressive war after another; they did not implement trade...
  • Here's the Technology That Will Change the 2016 Election

    01/14/2016 6:18:32 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    inc.com ^ | 1-14-2016 | PAUL GROSSINGER
    Progress comes at the ballot box - and nothing changes the ballot box more than drastic changes in national demography. ... Democracy Works, a New York 501C3 is perhaps the epitome of this trend: its first product, TurboVote, focuses directly on the voter and removes barriers to their actual participation in elections by using software to automate sending a filled out envelope with completed voting forms and text messaging for reminders to ensure voters complete needed tasks at the deadline, and Ballot Scout, their second, is software that local election officials integrate into their systems to better track mailed in...
  • Who Put This Huge Database of U.S. Voting Records Online? (online for the taking)

    12/28/2015 1:57:13 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 57 replies
    CSOonline ^ | 12/28/15 | Steve Ragan
    Massive database exposed to public, major political data managers deny ownershipA misconfigured database has led to the disclosure of 191 million voter records. The database, discovered by researcher Chris Vickery, doesn't seem to have an owner; it's just sitting in the public – waiting to be discovered by anyone who happens to be looking. What's in the database? The database was discovered by researcher Chris Vickery, who shared his findings with Databreaches.net. The two attempted to locate the owner of the database based on the records it housed and other details. However, their attempts didn't pan out, so they came...
  • Why Evangelicals Should Vote For Trump If He Gets The GOP Nod

    12/20/2015 5:02:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2015 | Doug Giles
    A couple of weeks ago, before a "moderate Muslim" couple lit up San Bernardino, a duo, by the way, that BHO's boys "vetted" to immigrate into the US, I read a column telling Christians not to vote for Trump should he win the GOP ticket because he didn't pass the "Word of God" litmus test. The Christian writer said evangelicals shouldn't support The Donald primarily because Trump mocked the disabled NYT reporter Serge Kovaleski. That, for said writer, was a holy deal breaker. He also pointed out that Trump was cocky, cheeky and braggadocious and that, my dear brethren, was...
  • Supreme Court Hears Arguments on ‘One Person, One Vote’ (Hugely Important)

    12/08/2015 8:29:15 AM PST · by NRx · 53 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12-08-2015 | ADAM LIPTAK
    The case, Evenwel v. Abbott, No. 14-940, will address a question many thought had been settled long ago: What is the meaning of the principle of “one person, one vote”? The principle, rooted in cases from the 1960s that revolutionized democratic representation in the United States, applies to the entire American political system aside from the Senate, where voters from states with small populations have vastly more voting power than those with large ones. Everywhere else, voting districts must have very close to the same populations. But the Supreme Court has never definitively ruled on who must be counted: all...
  • FOREIGN COMPANY BUYS U.S. ELECTION RESULTS REPORTING FIRM

    12/03/2015 9:36:44 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 12 replies
    http://www.drudgereport.com ^ | unknown | Bev Harris
    In a major step towards global centralization of election processes, the world's dominant Internet voting company has purchased the USA's dominant election results reporting company. When you view your local or state election results on the Internet, on portals which often appear to be owned by the county elections division, in over 525 US jurisdictions you are actually redirected to a private corporate site controlled by SOE software, which operates under the name ClarityElections.com. The good news is that this firm promptly reports precinct-level detail in downloadable spreadsheet format. As reported by BlackBoxVoting.org in 2008, the bad news is that...
  • NAACP sues Alabama over state's voter identification law

    12/02/2015 7:04:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 2, 2015 | Karen Brooks
    A civil rights group in Alabama targeted the state's voter identification law in a federal lawsuit filed on Wednesday, saying the requirement that a photo ID be shown at the polls in order to vote discriminated against minorities. The lawsuit, filed by the Alabama State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Greater Birmingham Ministries, asked for a permanent injunction to stop the law, which took effect last year.
  • The Democrats' Demise, the Republicans Rise

    11/30/2015 8:19:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    "It's a great day to be a Republican in California!" I thought to myself when my colleagues elected me to be the next Beach Cities Republicans Club President, a growing grassroots organization in an otherwise deep blue state, which has witnessed and assisted remarkable Republican gains. I was following a long-list of who's who in the South Bay. The prior president, David Hadley, won the state assembly seat for my district, the first Republican in over two decades. Another fiscal conservative Republican won a seat in the East Bay, the first in over thirty years. Los Angeles County will enjoy...
  • Why Evangelical Christians Should Not Support Donald Trump

    11/29/2015 6:12:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 283 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2015 | Michael Brown
    I understand the tremendous popularity of Donald Trump in America in 2015. He is a larger than life reality TV star; he is incredibly rich and not beholden to anyone; he is fearless and speaks his mind; he articulates the frustrations and anger of millions of his countrymen; he gives the impression that he can fix our economy and will put an end to illegal immigration; he is not a Washington insider; he could be a strong leader who could face down our global enemies; he can even be winsome and self-effacing at times. Yes, I do understand all this...
  • DOCUMENT LEAK: VA GOP Establishment’s "Loyalty Oath" Scheme to Suppress Insurgents Trump & Cruz

    11/27/2015 11:19:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | November 25, 2015 | Doug Ross
    The Last Refuge blog (also known as The Conservative Treehouse) has done yeoman's work exposing the GOP establishment's plot to jam Jeb Bush down the collective throats of the electorate. Despite Bush's single-digit poll numbers, the GOPe remains fixated on a Bush candidacy (and, by extension, a Hillary presidency, since Bush has zero chance of winning a general election). Most recently, Virginia's old guard has proffered a laughably obvious ploy to deter independent, Tea Party, Reagan Democrat, and Constitutional Conservatives who have abandoned the Republican establishment from voting in the GOP primary....
  • Why do Racist Democrats Oppose Voter ID laws?

    11/02/2015 5:52:54 PM PST · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-02-15 | Brother Bob
    With a recent decision in Alabama to close 31 DMV offices, the predictable howls of outrage form the Radical Left have come out - "Voter disenfranchisement!' "Jim Crow!" "Taking away our right to vote!" Expect to hear a lot more of this as we lead up to the 2016 election. PJTV's Christopher Coates responds to Contributor at The Nation Ari Berman's new book on voting rights with "Give Us the Ballot". Unsurprisingly, Berman's research leaves out some key facts, like this gem: Another serious omission is Berman's failure to discuss the controversies surrounding lawsuits brought during the George W. Bush administration against...
  • Will search engine algorithms affect our voting preferences?

    10/26/2015 8:12:20 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 3 replies
    https://powermore.dell.com ^ | 1 WEEK AGO | Megan Anderle
    Plenty of users take what they read online at face value, which some social experiments have proven. The average user often doesnt check facts or consider whether the source is credible. You look at a Wikipedia article and assume that it all must be true, said Christo Wilson, a computer science professor at Northeastern University who researched algorithms and personalization extensively. Or you search for something on Google and think the results are subjective and correct off the bat.
  • Will search engine algorithms affect our voting preferences?

    10/26/2015 8:11:51 AM PDT · by Beowulf9
    https://powermore.dell.com ^ | 1 WEEK AGO | Megan Anderle
    The presence of Russian submarines and spy ships near undersea cables carrying most global Internet communications has U.S. officials concerned that Russia could be planning to sever the lines in periods of conflict, the New York Times reported on Sunday. The Times said there was no evidence of cable cutting but that the concerns reflected increased wariness among U.S. and allied officials over growing Russian military activity around the world. The newspaper quoted naval commanders and intelligence officials as saying they were monitoring significantly greater Russian activity along the cables' known routes from the North Sea to Northeast Asia and...
  • De Blasio administration joins fight against law that would exclude immigrants, felons from voting

    10/04/2015 4:39:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/04/15 | Jennifer Fermino
    EXCLUSIVE: De Blasio administration joins fight against law that would exclude immigrants, felons from voting district count The de Blasio administration has joined a Supreme Court fight that could change the way voting districts are carved up to exclude residents like immigrants and felons from the population count, the Daily News has learned. If successful, Evenwel vs. Abbott would dramatically change the political landscape in immigrant-rich communities like New York, because it would draw districts to include only eligible voters. Immigrants, felons who have lost the right to vote and children would be excluded. In court papers filed last week,...
  • Show Me Tyranny

    09/13/2015 10:23:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    Ron Calzone has committed the most shocking political crime possible: daring to actively participate in his state’s legislative process as a private citizen and as leader of an NGO (non-governmental organization). Wait, no, it’s much, much worse than that: Calzone has also been effective. Now, that is serious. The restless citizens of Mizzouland might be getting [gasp!] organized. Mr. Calzone is the president of Missouri First, an organization advocating constitutional, accountable government. More importantly, this citizens lobbying group does the hard work of communicating with people and finding ways for their voices to be heard in the capitol — their online...
  • Requesting Loved Ones Not Vote For Hillary in Obituaries Is Becoming A Thing

    08/29/2015 1:44:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    Hillary Clinton is so unpopular among some older voters that their last dying wish, literally, is that their loved ones do not vote for the former secretary of state. Since Hillary launched her campaign, at least three people have requested in their obituaries that in lieu of flowers, their loved ones give their vote to anyone but Hillary on Election Day. The Washington Free Beacon reports: An Arkansas man has requested in his obituary that loved ones do not vote for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, making him at least the third individual to do so since Clinton launched...
  • Controversial proposal to make black votes count for more than white votes as form of reparations

    08/24/2015 6:33:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | August 24, 2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    A former White House fellow has a unique proposal to take affirmative action to a whole new level. He wants to give votes cast by African-Americans a greater weight than those cast by non-blacks. So much for one man, one vote. Racial reconciliation is impossible without some kind of broad-based, systemic reparations, career Naval officer and PhD candidate Theodore R. Johnson wrote in The Washington Post. But if a pecuniary answer cant fix the structural disadvantage and it cant what can? Johnson proposes that each black vote count as five-thirds of a vote, flipping around the old constitutional...
  • Municipal IDs could give Detroit homeless access to city services, voting

    08/02/2015 4:16:51 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 13 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
    http://www.Electoral College.org ^ | July 24, 2015 | HarleyLady27 none
    I just read about the Electoral College....
  • Theres 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
    Theres 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 arent 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 arent 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. Its a good feeling because were truly trying to help people get registered to vote. Furtado said the leagues 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 its 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. Its religious attendance. 60 percent of Jews that attend weekly religious services disapprove of Obama. Only 34 percent approve. Among those who dont 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...
  • Hillarys 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 wouldnt 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 Americato rid it of the parasitic infestation that is sucking Americas life blood awaykilling the host while feeding on it? By parasitic infestation I mean the myriad parasites who feed off of Americas 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 richa 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 CBSs Face the Nation. Our elections are governed by state law and for a long time Ive believed we need to make a fundamental series of reforms, he said. Lets 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.)...
  • Dont 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 dont 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 isnt 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 governments 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: Whos 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 nownot next yearis 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 years 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. Lets just say we had starkly different assessments. Heres 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 nations 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 universitys 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 Blasios approval ratings have slipped below 50 percent, making it possible he could face a serious primary challenge in 2017. But New Yorks prode 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. Thats one in five adult New Yorkers. Mayor de Blasios 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: Lets 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,...