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  • Young People Keep Marching After Parkland, This Time to Register to Vote

    05/20/2018 1:00:04 PM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/20/18 | Michael Tackett and Rachel Shorey
    WASHINGTON — The pace of new voter registrations among young people in crucial states is accelerating, a signal that school shootings this year — and the anger and political organizing in their wake — may prove to be more than ephemeral displays of activism. They could even help shape the outcome of the midterm elections. If voters in their teens and 20s vote in greater numbers than usual, as many promised during nationwide marches for gun control this spring, the groundswell could affect close races in key states like Arizona and Florida, where there will be competitive races for governor,...
  • State Dems don’t want Independents to vote in party primary (NY)

    05/15/2018 5:48:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/14/18 | Carl Campanile
    New York Democratic leaders say they want more people to vote — except they won’t allow anyone but registered Democrats to vote in party primaries. The New York State Democratic Party plans on blocking a proposed resolution at its May 23-24 convention that would allow independent or “unaffiliated” voters to vote in this year’s Democratic primary for governor. New York’s restrictive voting laws became a national embarrassment in 2016 as many younger voters realized they couldn’t vote for Bernie Sanders in the presidential primary against Hillary Clinton because they missed the deadline to enroll as Democrats.
  • Texas Voter ID Law Upheld

    04/29/2018 5:45:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2019 | Timothy
    The Associated Press reports that a Texas voter ID law has been upheld by a US Court of Appeals.  From the AP:“Texas' voter ID law that was twice blocked over findings of discrimination can stay in effect for the 2018 elections, a U.S. appeals court ruled Friday.It was the second major ruling over voting rights in the U.S. this week after an Arkansas judge on Thursday blocked that state's voter ID measure as unconstitutional.But in a 2-1 decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, the Texas law that critics have slammed as one of the...
  • Cuomo giving parolees right to vote via executive order

    04/18/2018 9:30:52 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/18/18 | Luis Sanchez
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said on Wednesday that he will sign an executive order giving all parolees in New York the right to vote. The announcement comes after he noted that the New York Legislature voted down such a measure. "I'm going to make it law by executive order," Cuomo said during a speech to the National Action Network’s annual conference. “In this state, when you're released from prison and you're on parole, you still don't have the right to vote,” Cuomo said. “Now how can that be? You did your time. You paid your debt. You're released,...
  • Don’t Fiddle with the Franchise

    04/15/2018 12:20:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    Tacoma Park, Maryland, became the first place in the U.S. to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in local elections. That was in 2013. Since then, two other Maryland towns have followed suit, while in Berkeley, California, the voting age was lowered to 16, if only for school board elections. Now our nation’s capital elbows its way into the trend. Last week, Washington, D.C., City Councilman Charles Allen introduced legislation “inspired by the high-schoolers who are campaigning for gun control and filled D.C. streets last month in a massive protest that mesmerized the country,” according to a breathless Washington Post....
  • It's easy to vote illegally in Nevada

    04/09/2018 11:29:48 AM PDT · by VegasVictor · 15 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | April 8, 2018 | Victor Joecks
    It’s easy to vote illegally in Nevada. All a non-citizen has to do is go the DMV and ask. The DMV uses the same form regardless of whether you’re getting a driver’s license, ID card or driver’s authorization card. The latter are for those, like illegal aliens, who can’t meet the proof of identity requirements for the other documents. At the bottom of that form is a voter registration application. The voter registration form asks if you’re a citizen and if you’re old enough to vote. What’s to stop someone from lying? Nothing and no one. You could get a...
  • Mexico Threatens to End Cooperation Against Violent Gangs [semi-satire]

    04/07/2018 10:47:07 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 April 2018 | John Semmens
    Irked at the prospect that President Trump may send US troops to guard the border against illegal immigration, the Mexican Senate unanimously passed a resolution that would end the bilateral cooperation between US and Mexican law enforcement agencies against the violent drug cartels that have run rampant along the border. President of the Senate, Pablo Escudero Mora defended the seemingly irrational move as “totally justified given the long history of US aggression toward our country. First they seized Texas. Then they invaded Mexico and forced us to cede California, and what are now Arizona and New Mexico to them. Now,...
  • California’'s illegal alien voting law is secession

    04/03/2018 4:03:35 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/2/18 | Lowell Ponte
    On April 12, 1861, the Confederacy opened fire on Fort Sumter, igniting a civil war that before its end killed more than 800,000 Americans. Mark the date April 1, 2018, April Fool's Day, as the day Civil War 2.0 began. On that day, the State of California began to automatically register illegal aliens who have driver licenses to vote. This new law immunizes illegals against any state criminal penalty for registering and voting. Leftist scholars say our states control their voting criteria and can legally register non-citizens to vote in state, county, and local elections. States, including California, however, may...
  • The Democrats’ Plan to Transform America

    04/02/2018 10:47:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2018 | Ken Blackwell
    The election high point this century for Democrats was 2008. They took the White House and Congress. They then hoped to addict Americans to government-provided medicine, causing people to vote Democratic forever. But the plan failed. Since then Republicans have won most elections. Not just nationally, for president and Congress, but also for governor, state legislatures, and other state and local offices. However, Democrats thought 2016 was the election they could not lose. But lose it they did. The presidency along with Congress and a record number of state governments. Which has made them desperate. Obviously, Democrats are out of...
  • West Virginia Launching Blockchain-Powered Mobile Voting System

    03/31/2018 3:49:18 AM PDT · by qaz123 · 26 replies
    Truth In Media ^ | 30Mar18 | Brenden Weber
    West Virginia is test launching a mobile voting system powered by blockchain technology in its upcoming primary election on May 8th. The system will initially be available only for active-duty military registered voters and their “eligible dependents” in Harrison and Monongalia county. The state is the first in the country to be testing a blockchain-backed voting system for a federal election, according to a recently released statement.
  • Tarrant County woman sentenced to five years in prison for illegally voting in 2016

    03/29/2018 3:25:33 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | 03/29/18 | Mitch Mitchelle
    A judge sentenced a Rendon woman to five years in prison Wednesday for voting illegally in the 2016 presidential election while she was on supervised release from a 2011 fraud conviction. Crystal Mason, 43, waived her right to a jury trial and chose to have state District Judge Ruben Gonzalez assess her sentence. J. Warren St. John, her defense attorney, said after the verdict was rendered that an appeal had already been filed and he is hopeful his client will soon be released on bond. "I find it amazing that the government feels she made this up," St. John told...
  • Michael Moore: ‘Voting Age Should be Lowered to 16’

    03/27/2018 10:58:00 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 74 replies
    breitbart ^ | 27 Mar 2018 | JEROME HUDSON
    Documentary filmmaker and left-wing activist Michael Moore took to Twitter on Monday and shared the “one thing” he says we’ve “learned” since last month’s horrific mass shooting. “If there’s one thing we’ve learned since Parkland, it’s that the voting age should be lowered to 16. Other countries do it, we should too.” Moore was among the throng of celebrities who took to social media to shower praise on the thousands of students and activists who hit the streets in Washington, DC, and in other cities across the country and marched in support of gun control. “I’d say at least one...
  • Wash. gov signs universal voter registration law

    03/20/2018 2:08:17 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/20/18 | Reid Wilson
    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) on Monday signed a package of measures aimed at increasing voter participation that would create potentially hundreds of thousands of new voters — in a state that already has one of the highest turnout rates in the country. Perhaps the most consequential measure is one that would require the state Department of Licensing to automatically register citizens obtaining a state driver’s license or identification card to vote. Among the other measures Inslee signed Monday: A bill to allow voters to register on election day and another bill to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to preregister to...
  • Pollster Testifies Most Kansas Voters Can Prove Citizenship

    03/19/2018 2:22:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | March 19, 2018 | AP
    A pollster hired by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach testified Monday that a survey of 500 adults he conducted found just one person who couldn't produce a document proving U.S. citizenship. The Topeka Capital-Journal reported his testimony came on the seventh day of a federal bench trial challenging Kansas' proof-of-citizenship requirement. Pollster Pat McFerron also acknowledged possible bias in his survey under questioning by an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union.
  • Hillary Defends Sexist Remarks [semi-satire]

    03/18/2018 11:46:12 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Mar 2018 | John Semmens
    While in India promoting her election memoir "What Happened," former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton laid a big share of the blame for her loss to Trump on "white women who were too weak to stand up to bullying by their husbands demanding that they vote for Trump." Clinton's former 2008 presidential campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle called Hillary's contention "wrong" and "unhelpful. To try to portray women as the pawns of men will clash with every woman's personal perception that she is the master of her own self. It won't ring true to women or to men. Rather than blaming...
  • Top ACLU Voting Rights Lawyer Rips Into Trump Expert’s Evidence Of Kansas Voter Fraud

    03/10/2018 7:43:52 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 17 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 3/10/18 | Sam Levine
    The ACLU’s top voting rights lawyer faced down one of President Donald Trump’s voter fraud commissioners in court on Friday, getting him to concede that he had shaky evidence of significant voter fraud in Kansas. The exchange came on the fourth day of a trial over a Kansas law that requires residents to prove they are U.S. citizens when they register to vote. Several residents who were not allowed to vote in the 2016 election are being represented by the American Civil Liberties Union in the suit against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R). Dale Ho, director of the...
  • Asian Americans Should Take Their Loyalty And Their Vote Somewhere Else

    03/07/2018 12:05:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/07/2018 | Helen Raliegh
    A former employee of YouTube (a subsidiary of Alphabet, parent of Google) alleged in a recently filed lawsuit that YouTube is discriminating against white and Asian men. “YouTube last year stopped hiring white and Asian males for technical positions because they didn’t help the world’s largest video site achieve its goals for improving diversity,” the suit alleges. Liberal discrimination against white men is nothing new, but many people are caught by surprise to see such explicit discrimination against Asian males in the name of diversity from one of the most progressive companies in one of the most liberal zip codes....
  • Silvio Berlusconi is confronted by a topless woman activist (Truncated)

    03/04/2018 12:46:08 PM PST · by Enterprise · 68 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4 March 2018 | IAIN BURNS
    Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has been surprised by a topless activist while casting his vote in the Italian elections today. The woman, who had the words 'Berlusconi, you've expired' written in black marker on her chest, jumped onto the table at the Milan polling station as Berlusconi was voting.
  • Why We Should Lower the Voting Age to 16

    03/04/2018 9:25:53 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 164 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 2, 2018 | Laurence Steinberg
    The young people who have come forward to call for gun control in the wake of the mass shooting at their high school in Parkland, Fla., are challenging the tiresome stereotype of American kids as indolent narcissists whose brains have been addled by smartphones. They offer an inspiring example of thoughtful, eloquent protest. Unfortunately, when it comes to electing lawmakers whose decisions about gun control and other issues affect their lives, these high schoolers lack any real power. This needs to change: The federal voting age in the United States should be lowered from 18 to 16. Skeptics will no...
  • Texas Democrats' early voting totals should 'shock every conservative to their core,'

    02/28/2018 3:55:30 AM PST · by ckilmer · 36 replies
    https://www.dallasnews.com ^ | Mon, Feb 26 7:56 PM EST | Jackie Wang
    AUSTIN — Early voting for the March primary is more than half over, and Democrats have outpaced Republicans at the polls on each day. Through Sunday in the 15 Texas counties with the most registered voters, 135,070 people had voted in the Republican primary and 151,236 in the Democratic. Compared with the first six days of early voting in 2014, Democratic turnout increased 69 percent, while Republicans saw a 20 percent increase.