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  • Scott OKs Elections Supervisors in 8 Michael-Affected Counties to Adjust Voting Days, Sites

    10/19/2018 3:40:21 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 13 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | October 19th 2018 | Unknown
    Answering a call from supervisors of elections in the devastated counties Hurricane Michael directly targeted, Gov. Rick Scott issued Executive Order 18-283 Thursday, granting Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Liberty, and Washington counties the authority to extend and enhance voting options based on needs and challenges they have identified. -- Locally-elected supervisors of elections in the impacted counties are now able to extend the amount of days of early voting, designate additional early voting locations and expedite the delivery and acceptance of vote-by-mail ballots. Each of these locally-elected supervisors of elections have reported significant obstacles created by Hurricane Michael...
  • Texas Dems ask noncitizens to register to vote, send applications with citizenship box pre-checked

    10/18/2018 6:04:23 PM PDT · by kevcol · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 18, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    The Texas Democratic Party asked noncitizens to register to vote, sending out applications to immigrants with the box citizenship already checked “Yes,” according to complaints filed Thursday asking prosecutors to see what laws may have been broken. . . The Texas secretary of state’s office said it received complaints from immigrants and from relatives of dead people who got mailings asking them to register. Spokesman Sam Taylor said it was “a pretty large volume of calls.”
  • Here’s Six Amazing Pro-Life Women You Can Vote For in November

    10/17/2018 6:11:58 PM PDT · by Morgana
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 17, 2018 | Marjorie Dannenfelser
    This year’s high-stakes midterm elections are fast approaching, and much ink has been spilled about a surge in women candidates running for office. Unfortunately, most of the hype has focused on only one type of woman: anti-Trump, pro-abortion, and angry about it. What about the millions of women and men who are eager to see more protections for unborn children and their mothers – who revere the Constitution and want more fair, impartial judges like Justice Kavanaugh appointed? Who is running to represent folks who not only decline the pink hats and handmaid outfits, but are happy about the direction...
  • Arizona Senate Candidate Kyrsten Sinema Voted to Allow Abortions Up to Birth

    10/17/2018 6:03:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 17, 2018 | Mallory Quigley
    Today the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) and Center for Arizona Policy Action announced a ground campaign to expose Rep. Kyrsten Sinema’s extreme views on abortion ahead of the midterm election. Since the summer of 2017, SBA List’s field team of more than 700 pro-life canvassers has visited more than two million voters at their homes across Indiana, Florida, Ohio, Missouri, North Dakota, and Montana. The campaign is part of an historic effort to educate and mobilize voters for the 2018 midterm elections. “When it comes to abortion, Rep. Sinema could not be more out of...
  • Pelosi Outlines Dems’ Priorities if They Take House: Gun Control, Immigration

    10/16/2018 5:11:35 PM PDT · by kevcol · 59 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 16, 2018 | Jeffrey Cimmino
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said the Democrats would prioritize new gun control legislation and protecting illegal immigrants if they regain control of the House of Representatives after the midterms next month. Democrats will look to pass a gun background check bill and protect Dreamers, undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, Pelosi told Politico.
  • These States Are Voting On Abortion Bills In The Midterms. Here’s What You Should Know

    10/15/2018 3:49:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 15, 2018 | Grace Carr
    Voters in Alabama, West Virginia and Oregon will cast their ballots in November against or in support of bills amending their state’s abortion laws. Alabama’s proposed constitutional amendment, “Statewide Amendment 2,” will ask voters to affirm that “the constitution of this state does not protect the right to abortion or require the funding of abortion.” It would also “recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children.” “The real aim is to ban abortion, but that’s not what you see in the language. This is just very broad. We have seen some split among conservatives...
  • High rate of absentee ballots thrown out in Gwinnett

    10/15/2018 1:44:24 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 24 replies
    AJC ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | Mark Neisse and Tyler Estep
    Nearly one in 10 vote-by-mail ballots have been rejected by Gwinnett County election officials, alarming voting rights groups. Gwinnett is throwing out far more absentee ballots than any other county in Georgia, according to records from the Secretary of State’s Office. Ballots were discarded because of allegedly mismatched signatures, incomplete forms or missing residential addresses....
  • Extreme Danger. Elections Ahead

    10/15/2018 6:04:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/15/18 | Fredy Lowe
    It now comes down to turn-out numbers. Anyone who plans to stay home will actually be voting for the democrat. Get out and vote only for Republicans Billy Joel once sang, “..the closer you get to the fire the more you get burned, but that won’t happen to us, because it’s always been a matter of trust.” And, likewise America’s 242nd year experiment in self-government, has always been a matter of trust. Our societal framework and the United States Constitution only work when We The People trust our government. Coincidently, we may also know how close any one of us...
  • Democratic Activists Push for the Polls in Third Chicago Women's March

    10/14/2018 3:11:06 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 14 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October14, 2018 | Rachel Hinton
    Democratic allies gathered downtown Saturday for Chicago’s latest Women’s March, with organizers pushing for participants to help get out the vote ahead of next month’s midterm elections. Organized as a nonprofit — and not specifically endorsing candidates — the group Women’s March Chicago is bankrolled by Democrats and Democratic supporters. Major donors include the Chicago Federation of Labor and Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker’s campaign. Several thousand took part in Saturday’s march and rally, which was the third Women’s March through Chicago. It was a far cry from the roughly 250,000 who marched through the city shortly after President Donald...
  • It’s Time for Employees to Get Paid Leave to Vote

    10/13/2018 6:53:00 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 60 replies
    Fortune ^ | October 10, 2018 | Matt Cartwright and Tom Perez
    On Nov. 6, Americans will vote in one of the most important elections in our lifetime. Companies and their employees have a significant stake in the outcome. But too many people still say they don’t vote because they are too busy or their schedule won’t allow it.We’ve seen this before. In November 2016, about 40% of eligible voters did not cast a ballot. Some made a conscious decision not to go to the polls on Election Day. But many of these voters simply didn’t have a choice. Around half of states do not require employers to give employees paid leave...
  • Election security groups warn of cyber vulnerabilities for emailed ballots

    10/10/2018 8:43:32 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/10/18 | OLIVIA BEAVERS
    Election security groups are sounding the alarm about emailed ballots ahead of the November midterm elections, warning in a new report that PDF and JPEG ballot attachments sent to election officials could be exploited by hackers. The organizations, including watchdog group Common Cause, issued a report Wednesday that found election workers who receive emailed ballots are at risk of clicking on unsafe attachments, sent from unknown sources, that could contain malware. "In jurisdictions that receive ballots by PDF or JPEG attachment, election workers must routinely click on documents from unknown sources to process emailed or faxed ballots, exposing the computer...
  • Tuesday, Oct 9 is voting day

    10/07/2018 7:25:55 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 12 replies
    vote.org ^ | 10/7/2018 | Vote.org
    Early voting takes place in person before Election Day. You don’t need an excuse to vote early — you can vote early even if you are capable of voting at the polls on Election Day. Most states offer early voting at this point. Delaware, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, South Carolina, and Virginia will let you vote early ONLY if you have a valid excuse for not voting on Election Day. This is technically NOT early voting, although it does take place before Election Day. We call this “absentee in-person voting.”
  • Minnesota woman pleads guilty in rare North Dakota double voting case

    10/06/2018 7:55:10 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 68 replies
    Fargo Forum ^ | 25 September 2018 | John Hageman
    BISMARCK — A Minnesota woman pleaded guilty to voting twice during the 2016 election in a Cass County (N.D.) court Tuesday, Sept. 25, marking a rare prosecution of such an offense in North Dakota. Hannan Yassin Aboubaker of Shakopee, Minn., entered an Alford plea on a Class A misdemeanor "election offense," meaning she didn't admit wrongdoing but acknowledged she may have been found guilty based on the evidence. Her sentence was deferred and she was placed on unsupervised probation for six months, two months after which the case would be dismissed and the file would be sealed.
  • Hackers Report Cites ‘Staggering’ Vulnerabilities in U.S. Voting Systems

    09/28/2018 5:23:45 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 27 replies
    Nextgov.com ^ | 9/27/2018 | Joseph Marks
    https://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2018/09/hackers-report-cites-staggering-vulnerabilities-us-voting-systems/151637/ Hackers Report Cites ‘Staggering’ Vulnerabilities in U.S. Voting Systems By JOSEPH MARKS SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 04:19 PM ET The report from DEF CON’s Voting Village found one bug that alone could flip the Electoral College. Another has gone unfixed for 11 years.The number and severity of hackable vulnerabilities in voting machines across the U.S. is “staggering,” according to a Thursday report from computer security researchers at the DEF CON cybersecurity convention, which took place in August in Las Vegas. Among other vulnerabilities, the report cites a voting tabulator that can be remotely hacked and is in use in 23 states. “Because the...
  • House passes resolution blasting cities that allow noncitizen voting in certain elections

    09/26/2018 3:21:27 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/26/18 | Juliegrace Brufke
    The House passed a resolution Wednesday to rebuke cities that allow noncitizens to cast votes in certain local elections. The nonbinding measure spearheaded by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) notes that while illegal immigrants are unable to vote in federal elections, they are able to register to vote for school board elections in places like San Francisco. McCarthy, who is seeking to succeed retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), argued it's critical that the U.S. take strides to protect the legitimacy of its elections, whether it be from foreign interference or illegal voting. He said officials had expressed concerns to...
  • Google/YouTube Prompting to Register to Vote

    09/26/2018 8:51:54 AM PDT · by SarahPalin2012 · 11 replies
    This is legal to do of course, but they know that they reach a younger, more liberal audience. This is a very effective strategy for the Left. We do need to combat this as a coordinated social media campaing (including the new smartphone voting in WV), may be a overwhelming advantage in a close electorate. Let's discuss what conservatives can do to shift the advantage to our side.
  • Is new voter law sparking confusion? Murphy: It will work. Lawmaker: It sucks

    09/14/2018 6:38:24 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    NJ.com Advanced Media ^ | September 14, 2018
    Jersey voters, take note. There's a big change in the state's voting laws that you'll need to pay attention to under a measure signed by Gov. Phil Murphy designed to expand voter participation. Critics say the new law is sparking voter confusion. And county clerks say it's forced them to scramble to comb voting rolls to meet its requirements on short notice. The big change is about mail-in ballots. You have always had the option of mailing in your ballot. You could get a ballot if you applied for one by the deadline, then mailed it in or dropped it...
  • Let's Say Bob Woodward Is Right, How Then Should We Vote?

    If Bob Woodward’s Trump-bashing, mega-bestseller is true, how should conservatives vote in the midterms? If the White House is in chaos, led by an unqualified and out of control president, what course should we take on November 6? Woodward speaks of “a nervous breakdown of the executive power of the most powerful country in the world.” And he describes Trump as “an emotionally overwrought, mercurial and unpredictable leader.” The infamous, anonymous op-ed piece in the New York Times spoke of Trump’s leadership style, “impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective” and claimed he was “amoral.” Yes, we are told, “Meetings with him...
  • NM Supreme Court halts bid to bring back straight party voting

    09/12/2018 8:36:11 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | September 12, 2018 | Dan Boyd
    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court today blocked Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver from bringing back straight party voting for the November general election, ruling the secretary of state does not have the authority to unilaterally make the policy change. The unanimous decision, which was handed down after more than an hour of deliberations, makes it clear that only the Legislature can reinstate straight party voting, which allows voters to vote for a major party’s entire slate of candidates by filling in an oval at the top of the ballot. “This power is theirs alone, and the...
  • Michelle Obama’s ‘Non-Partisan’ Group Only Employs Democrats

    09/09/2018 8:41:24 AM PDT · by gattaca · 17 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | September 5, 2018 | Matt
    In today’s political landscape, it seems like anything even remotely conservative is branded “far-right” by the left, while left-wing views are treated as if they’re the default. The media is advertising a supposedly “non-partisan” organization that Michelle Obama is backing ahead of the midterms, but the organization is not only partisan, it’s explicitly partisan in one direction. The group is called “When We All Vote” and aims to register as many people as possible to vote before the midterms. The group has an $8 million budget, which will be raised through corporate sponsorships and foundation grants. In other words, by...