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  • 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...
  • Editorial Should non-citizens in the U.S. vote?

    12/21/2014 11:26:46 AM PST · by PROCON · 63 replies
    latimes ^ | Dec. 21, 2014 | The Times Editorial Board
    As of Jan. 1, 2012, an estimated 13.3 million lawful permanent residents lived in the United States, and 8.8 million of them were eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship but had not done so. In California, 2.48 million out of 3.4 million green-card holders were eligible to apply but chose not to. And, of course, not all non-citizens residing in this country are “lawful.” An estimated 11 million people live here without permission, though President Obama recently took action to defer the deportation of as many as half of them. .
  • Commissioner: Planned Parenthood Advocates violated Montana campaign laws

    12/12/2014 6:37:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | December 11, 2014 | Tom Lutey
    Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana violated state law in its campaign against a Billings Republican in the 2014 elections, the state Commissioner of Political Practices has ruled. Commissioner Jonathan Motl, in an opinion issued Monday, said Planned Parenthood Advocates failed to notify GOP legislative candidate Tonya Shellnutt of attack ads targeting her in the last 10 days before the Nov. 4 election. State law requires that candidates receive notice of attacks launched during the election cycle’s last 10 days so they can respond. Planned Parenthood Advocates acknowledged to Motl that its attack against Shellnutt didn’t comply with state law, then...
  • Deny Government Employees the Vote

    12/11/2014 7:36:11 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 14 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 12/11/2014 | Sacra Pizza Man
    Deny Government Employees the Vote During fifteen years in civil service, I only found out after being laid off from a government jurisdiction whose tax base collapsed, that it was an unreal world."Civil Servants" aren't servants at all, they are de facto superiors of the citizenry whose lives they regulate.Their government union representatives feel free to hijack compulsory union dues, promote socially destructive, sexually-radical policies, in the meantime, corrupting the political process that is supposed to regulate government employment.The only solution is to politically disenfranchise public employees–deny them the vote. Let's set up the brouhaha this invites, by contrasting some...
  • 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
    Who are the Republicans?