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  • Early voting, registration won’t overlap (OH court ruling)

    08/24/2016 8:53:25 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 8 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | August 24 2016 | JIM PROVANCE
    A Cincinnati appeals court Tuesday dealt a blow to Democrats as it overturned a ruling that would have resurrected the so-called Golden Week, in which Ohioans may simultaneously register and cast a ballot. [ ] Voting 2-1, a panel of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the General Assembly’s law shortening the early vote calendar does not discriminate against particular blocs of voters. [ ] “The state election regulation at issue allows early in-person voting for 29 days before Election Day,” he wrote. “This is really quite generous. The law is facially neutral; it offers early voting...
  • "Anecdotal Evidence is Wrong"--or is it?

    08/23/2016 3:31:05 PM PDT · by LS · 38 replies
    self | 8/23/2016 | LS
    In the wake of the constant dichotomy between mass rallies, obvious energy for the Trump campaign, internet dominance beyond all imagination . . . and those darned polls . . . we are regaled with tales of 2012. Then, we constantly are reminded, anecdotal evidence was wrong and Obama won. I have thought about this a lot, and looked at the 5 million vote difference for Obama---but to be fair, a mere 450,000 votes in five states would have made Romney president. This is old news. I bring this up because of what is today an even starker contrast between...
  • Donald Trump Only Offends Soft Ignorant Black People (another black man speaks out)STRONG LANGUAGE

    08/22/2016 12:28:55 PM PDT · by GilGil · 31 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/20/2016 | Oshay Duke Jackson
    Any black who votes democratic is just idiotic. You get nothing for your vote. Why do you continue to endorse a party that refuses to do anything for you?
  • Some voting happens well before Election Day

    08/22/2016 8:27:28 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    AP ^ | August 22, 2016 | GARY D. ROBERTSON
    <p>N.C. AP Voters in tightly contested North Carolina have seen the presidential candidates and their surrogates a lot this summer.</p> <p>What helps make the state such a political hot spot is that voting begins there before anywhere else.</p> <p>Election officials begin mailing ballots Sept. 9 to any registered voter in North Carolina who formally requested one. That's the earliest in the country and 60 days before the Nov. 8 election.</p>
  • Outrage Building as CNN Associates Black Voters with Felons

    08/21/2016 9:11:16 AM PDT · by wrrock · 27 replies
    butasforme ^ | 8/21/16 | butasforme
    Hashtag #racistcnn is trending on Twitter as people express outrage over headline associating black voters with felons.
  • Can the 2016 election be rigged? You bet

    08/16/2016 8:26:39 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 16, 2016, 09:27 am | By Roger Stone
    Donald Trump has said publicly that he fears the next election will be rigged. Based both on technical capability and recent history, Trump’s concerns are not unfounded. A recent study by Stanford University proved that Hillary Clinton’s campaign rigged the system to steal the nomination from Bernie Sanders. What was done to Bernie Sanders in Wisconsin is stunning. Why would the Clintons not cheat again? The issue here is both voter fraud, which is limited but does happen, and election theft through the manipulation of the computerized voting machines, particularly the DIEBOLD/PES voting machines in wide usage in most states....
  • TRUMP Handles Erie Protester: “Go Back to Mama!… And Your Mother’s Voting for Trump!”

    08/12/2016 1:19:55 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Man, this guy is SO GOOD! Trump held ANOTHER MASSIVE RALLY today – This time in Erie, Pennsylvania. Look at the #Trump Crowd in Erie, PA! Don't let the media tell you he isn't the people's candidate! #mepolitics pic.twitter.com/EQUpUmaFql — Matt McDonald (@Matt_McDonald_) August 12, 2016 Look at this Crowd! Look at the #Trump Crowd in Erie, PA! Don't let the media tell you he isn't the people's candidate! #mepolitics pic.twitter.com/EQUpUmaFql — Matt McDonald (@Matt_McDonald_) August 12, 2016 Trump handles angry protester at Erie rally — where THOUSANDS of supporters turned out to see him!Donald Trump: Oh, here’s another one....
  • Hold On: Appeals Court Discards Ruling that Upended Wisconsin Voter ID Law

    08/10/2016 12:03:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Last month, U.S. District Court Judge James Peterson struck down what he deemed was a much too strict voter ID law in Wisconsin and suggested that proponents of the law were overly paranoid about voter fraud. As a result the judge's ruling, voters would not have to provide a valid form of identification at their polling stations and residency requirements would be relaxed. On Wednesday, however, a U.S. appeals court issued a stay in the case, allowing the "strict" practices to remain in place. A Justice Department statement said that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit issued...
  • Hinckley, Reagan’s would-be assassin, likely to cast ballot (for Hillary) after settling in Virginia

    08/10/2016 1:54:46 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 9, 2016 | Andrea Noble
    The conditions of John Hinckley Jr.'s full-time release from a psychiatric hospital after a three-decade long commitment are a laundry list of dos and don'ts meant to help him assimilate into society — he can’t own a gun, he must work or volunteer three days a week, and he can't have any overnight guests while staying alone at his mother’s home in Williamsburg, Virginia. But one privilege that won’t be curtailed any longer is his right to vote - meaning that come November, the only living man to have shot a U.S. president could register to be among the millions...
  • Hacker demonstrates how voting machines can be compromised - CBS News

    08/10/2016 8:58:19 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 46 replies
    CBS ^ | 08/10/2016 | CBS staff
    Hacker demonstrates how voting machines can be compromised - CBS News http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rigged-presidential-elections-hackers-demonstrate-voting-threat-old-machines/ Concerns are growing over the possibility of a rigged presidential election. Experts believe a cyberattack this year could be a reality, especially following last month's hack of Democratic National Committee emails. The ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee sent a letter Monday to the Department of Homeland Security, saying in part: "Election security is critical, and a cyberattack by foreign actors on our elections systems could compromise the integrity of our voting process." Roughly 70 percent of states in the U.S. use some form of electronic...
  • Texas agrees to weaken its voter ID law for November election

    08/03/2016 12:37:18 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 79 replies
    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas agreed Wednesday to weaken its voter ID law as courts across the U.S., with only months before the November election, are blocking Republican-controlled states from imposing polling place restrictions that critics say target minorities and the poor.
  • U.S. Seeks to Protect Voting System Against Cyberattacks - NYTimes.com

    08/03/2016 12:09:41 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 32 replies
    NY Times ^ | 08/03/2016 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    U.S. Seeks to Protect Voting System Against Cyberattacks - NYTimes.com http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/us/politics/us-seeks-to-protect-voting-system-against-cyberattacks.html?referer=http://drudgereport.com/ By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS August 3, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is weighing new steps to bolster the security of the United States’ voting process against cyberthreats, including whether to designate the electronic ballot-casting system for November’s elections as “critical infrastructure,” Jeh Johnson, the secretary of Homeland Security, said on Wednesday. In the wake of hacks that infiltrated Democratic campaign computer systems, Mr. Johnson said he was conducting high-level discussions about “election cybersecurity,” a vastly complex effort given that there are 9,000 jurisdictions in the United States that...
  • Undercover video exposes eye-popping ease of voter fraud

    08/03/2016 7:23:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    WND.com ^ | August 3, 2016 | Chelsea Schilling
    An explosive undercover video shows just how startlingly simple it is for anyone to commit voter fraud in Michigan – even when the voter provides no I.D. and falsely assumes the identity of a well-known columnist. The undercover footage was released Tuesday by Project Veritas founder and pioneering investigative reporter James O’Keefe.
  • America’s Electronic Voting Machines Are Scarily Easy Targets | WIRED

    08/02/2016 5:17:23 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 31 replies
    Wired ^ | 08/02/2016 | Brian Barrett
    America’s Electronic Voting Machines Are Scarily Easy Targets | WIRED https://www.wired.com/2016/08/americas-voting-machines-arent-ready-election/ When people think that people think about doing something major to impact our election results at the voting machine, they think they’d try to switch results,” says Norden, referring to potential software tampering. “But you can do a lot less than that and do a lot of damage… If you have machines not working, or working slowly, that could create lots of problems too, preventing people from voting at all.” The extent of vulnerability isn’t just hypothetical; late last summer, Virginia decertified thousands of insecure WinVote machines. As one...
  • Maslow And The Inner City Democrat Voter

    08/02/2016 10:33:30 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 12 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 8/2/2016 | blueunicorn6
    One of the tools used to examine human behavior is Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs. I think this tool is useful in examining the voting behavior of inner city Democrat voters. Let's give it the old college try. Maslow wrote that there are five levels of needs. These needs are: Physiological Safety Love/Belonging Safety Physiological He argues that there is a ranking of these needs. The first need is Physiological. The second need is Safety. The third need is Love/Belonging. The fourth need is Esteem. The fifth need is Self Actualization. The famed Maslow Pyramid looks like this: Self Actualization Esteem...
  • President Obama Declares Donald Trump 'Unfit' to Be President

    08/02/2016 9:30:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 92 replies
    NBC | August 2, 2016
    President Obama Declares Donald Trump 'Unfit' to Be President Obama to GOP: Why keep endorsing him? 5:03 President Barack Obama called Donald Trump "unfit" and "woefully unprepared" to be president on Tuesday, his strongest comments yet against the Republican presidential nominee. During a press conference at the White House with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Obama posed the question to the Republican Party: "If you are repeatedly having to say what Trump says is unacceptable, why are you still endorsing him?"
  • Welfare is the new work

    08/01/2016 11:53:07 AM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | July 31, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    Two recent news stories highlight how pernicious the welfare state has become in America today. The first was an announcement by the feds that food stamps can be used to have groceries delivered right to a recipient’s door. Service with a smile. The Obama administration says it is too much of a hardship for those on welfare to actually travel to the grocery store. What’s next? Cooking the meal for them? If only the DMV would do home deliveries for drivers licenses.The second story was about the hullabaloo over a proposal by Maine governor Paul LePage to prohibit food stamp...
  • Roger Stone on The Milo Show: How Trump Can Fight Voter Fraud

    07/30/2016 6:35:08 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 29, 2016 | Charlie nash
    Republican strategist, lobbyist, and Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone joined Breitbart‘s Milo Yiannopoulos to discuss voter fraud and how Trump has the ability to beat it. “I think your audience knows, I think we all know, that in this day and age, a computer can do anything. These voter machines are essentially a computer. Who is to say they could not be rigged?” asked Stone on the topic of voter fraud. “Of course they can. Now, you ask me why the Republicans don’t do it, but sadly I think they do,” Stone said. “That’s why I briefly had to leave...
  • Why Voting for Donald Trump Is a Morally Good Choice

    07/29/2016 8:12:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2016 | Wayne Grudern
    Some of my Christian friends tell me they can’t in good conscience vote for Donald Trump because, when faced with a choice between “the lesser of two evils,” the morally right thing is to choose neither one. They recommend voting for a third-party or write-in candidate. As a professor who has taught Christian ethics for 39 years, I think their analysis is incorrect. Now that Trump has won the GOP nomination, I think voting for Trump is a morally good choice. American citizens need patience with each other in this difficult political season. Close friends are inevitably going to make...
  • Poll: Black Women Most Fearful Of Wrong Candidate Winning Presidency

    07/25/2016 2:08:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    News One for Black America ^ | July 24, 2016 | Nigel Roberts
    Most Americans believe there’s a lot at stake in the 2016 presidential election—but none more than Black women. According to a new poll reported in the Washington Post, nearly three-quarters of African-American women are “strongly” afraid of the consequences of their candidate losing the election. The Gallup poll found that 72 percent of Black women, who are by far Hillary Clinton supporters, fear a Donald Trump presidency. White women (at 56 percent) and Black men (at 55 percent) are a distant second and third, among those who strongly fear their candidate losing. What explains the high level of anxiety for...
  • Voting with your conscience not really an option

    07/24/2016 7:46:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/24/16 | Judi McLeod
    When will we wake up to realize that it is America who is the Lady in Distress much more so than the wife of any politician? The America-wrecking ‘progressives’ are heading to their all glitz and glamor Democratic National Convention tomorrow, laughing hilariously every step of the way. The last time the DNC hit the global limelight they introduced a narcissist with zero to qualify him from faux Greek columns at Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver. It was back then when a jumped-up street fighting community organizer was passed off as The Messiah—and none of the groans...
  • McAuliffe begins to grant voting rights for convicted felons individually after court ruling

    07/23/2016 9:52:36 AM PDT · by PROCON · 116 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Saturday he’s already begun restoring the voting rights of convicted felons one-by-one, after the state Supreme Court rescinded his executive action granting voting rights en masse to more than 200,000 people convicted of serious crimes. “Last night I instructed my staff to comply with the court’s order and individually restore the rights of the more than 13,000 Virginians who had successfully registered to vote following my April 22nd executive order,” Mr. McAuliffe said in an email to supporters. “Soon they will have their rights back and will be able to have a voice in their...
  • Va. Supreme Court strikes down McAuliffe's order on felon voting rights

    07/22/2016 7:33:05 PM PDT · by randita · 19 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 7/22/16 | Graham Moomaw
    The Supreme Court of Virginia on Friday struck down Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order restoring voting rights to 206,000 felons, dealing a severe blow to what the governor has touted as one of his proudest achievements in office. In a 4-3 ruling, the court declared McAuliffe’s order unconstitutional, saying it amounts to a unilateral rewrite and suspension of the state’s policy of lifetime disenfranchisement for felons. The court ordered the Virginia Department of Elections to “cancel the registration of all felons who have been invalidly registered” under McAuliffe’s April 22 executive order and subsequent orders. As of this week, 11,662...
  • Virginia court invalidates Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s order restoring felon voting rights

    07/22/2016 3:55:51 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 87 replies
    Wa Post ^ | 7 | Fenit Nirappil
    The Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled against Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s order restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 felons who completed their sentences, a decision that dealt a major blow to the Democratic governor and has implications for the November presidential race in the crucial swing state. In a 4-3 ruling issued Friday, the court ruled that McAuliffe overstepped his clemency powers under the state constitution by issuing a sweeping order in April restoring rights to all ex-offenders who are no longer incacerated or on probation or parole. The court agreed with state Republicans who challenge McAuliffe’s order, arguing...
  • Va. Supreme Court overturns felons’ rights restoration

    07/22/2016 3:26:13 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 81 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 22, 2016 6:23 pm | Amanda Iacone
    WASHINGTON — The Virginia Supreme Court has struck down executive orders issued by Gov. Terry McAuliffe that would have allowed more than 200,000 felons to register to vote and participate in the November presidential election. The decision, issued late Friday, requires registrars to strike the names of any felons who registered to vote under the umbrella of three executive orders McAuliffe signed this year. The order gives county and state officials a month to strike those names. Chief Justice Donald Lemons wrote the decision. Three justices issued dissenting opinions. In April, McAuliffe restored the civil rights of felons who had...
  • 5 Reasons Donald Trump Should Focus On The White Vote

    07/22/2016 3:58:15 PM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | John Gibbs
    Prepare to be mindblown. A black dude is going to tell you why the GOP’s winning strategy is to focus like a laser on the white vote. One key result of the increased polarization happening in America under President Obama is that Republicans have a chance to decisively capture the white vote in a historic fashion. In fact, the key to a Trump victory will be the white vote, not the Hispanic vote, the black vote, or any other vote. Why? For one, the Democratic Party has already lost the white vote, and lost it big. Mitt Romney won the...
  • Federal judge stops Michigan law that bans straight-ticket voting

    07/21/2016 5:46:14 PM PDT · by Impy · 35 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | 7-21-16 | Brad Devereaux
    A federal judge ruled Thursday that a Michigan law banning straight-ticket voting would place a disproportionate burden on African Americans' right to vote, and granted a request for a preliminary injunction to block enforcement of the law. Mark Brewer, a lawyer in the case and former head of the Michigan Democratic Party, argued that the elimination of straight-party voting would likely have a larger impact on African-American voters, noting "extremely high" correlations between the size of the African-American voting population within a district, and the use of straight-party voting in that district. New straight-ticket voting law in Michigan prompts lawsuit...
  • Appeals court strikes down Texas voter ID law

    07/20/2016 12:44:44 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 28 replies
    Texas’s voter ID law violates federal laws prohibiting electoral discrimination, an appeals court ruled Wednesday. The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the 2011 state law, widely viewed as the one of the nation’s strictest such requirements, ruling that it violates section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. "The record shows that drafters and proponents of SB 14 were aware of the likely disproportionate effect of the law on minorities, and that they nonetheless passed the bill without adopting a number of proposed ameliorative measures that might have lessened this impact," Judge Catharina Haynes wrote in the ruling.
  • Federal appeals court orders changes to Texas voter ID law

    07/20/2016 12:48:16 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 67 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/2/16 | AP
    AUSTIN, Texas – A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Texas' strict voter ID law violates the Voting Rights Act and ordered changes before the November election. ADVERTISEMENT The ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals instructs a lower court to make changes that fix the "discriminatory effect" of the 2011 law, but to do so in a way that disrupts this year's election season as little as possible. President Barack Obama's administration took the unusual step of deploying the weight of the U.S. Justice Department into the case when it challenged the law, which requires Texas residents...
  • Federal judge: Voters without ID may vote in November by signing affidavit

    07/19/2016 2:28:08 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 62 replies
    People without photo identification will be able to vote in November's general election by signing an affidavit stating they could not obtain identification, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman issued a preliminary injunction order on Tuesday in a case challenging the state's law requiring voters to have photo identification, granting a request from the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU's request called for an affidavit option for voters who face a "reasonable impediment" to obtain a valid photo ID.
  • Mister Trump, our Active Duty Military votes count, right???

    07/18/2016 4:36:15 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 86 replies
    Free Republic ^ | July 18, 2016 | little jeremiah
    A great memeber here and Navy veteran, MagUSNRET, made some comments that need to stand alone so more people read them, take heed, and hopefully TAKE ACTION! Without honest and open elections, with NO voter fraud, we do not have a Republic. Her comments: As this is the third election cycle convention thread I have been on, I am compelled to post this yet again, in hopes it gets some traction THIS time. Active Duty Military votes are very often claimed to have arrived “too late” to be counted,or were “lost at sea”, or they are not counted unless and...
  • "Broken Glass Trumper's?" Read On...

    07/18/2016 4:01:24 PM PDT · by taildragger · 25 replies
    N.A. | 7/18/16 | taildragger
    Freepers,We have heard about "The Monster Vote", and add to that, folks who won't speak about voting for Trump because it could cost them, but what if their are Trump Voters are like the "Broken Glass Republican" and will crawl over broken Glass to vote for him?Think about this, in regards to Law Enforcement. Via some quick research, and I see we have something like 1.4 million Law Enforcement Officers in America. Now count the Spouses, Siblings, Parents, Inlaws, Kids, Cousins etc that will stand with Law Enforcement as they go in the booth in November, and they will be...
  • Deconstructing the logic of the Hillary voter

    07/13/2016 10:16:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/13/16 | Herman Cain
    Put down the Fool-Aid and think I know many of you are going to vote for Hillary Clinton for president, because she is a woman. That’s a shallow gender-biased reason but that’s your choice. Some of you are going to vote for Hillary because she is the presumptive Democrat nominee. You have voted Democrat all your life and you are not going to change now, even if you do not think she can lead this country.
  • DON'T LET OLD PEOPLE VOTE!

    06/30/2016 9:38:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    OZY ^ | JUN 292016 | FIONA ZUBLINJUN
    Sixteen years. That’s how much longer the average British voter aged 65 and older will live, according to one analysis, which means that’s how long they’ll have to live with the outcome of last week’s Brexit referendum. Since older voters are estimated to have turned out in huge numbers — and voted overwhelmingly to leave the European Union — Britain’s graying generation is partly responsible for the biggest drop in the pound in decades, for the uncertainty in lives of millions of EU citizens in Britain and British citizens in the EU, and for bringing to power a group of...
  • Paul Ryan: House Republicans should vote ‘conscience’ on Donald Trump

    06/17/2016 4:06:01 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 90 replies
    Fox 6 Now ^ | 06/17/2016 | CNN Wire Service
    WASHINGTON — Speaker Paul Ryan said House Republicans should not betray their conscience when it comes to backing their party’s presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump. “The last thing I would do is tell anybody to do something that’s contrary to their conscience. Of course I wouldn’t do that,” he told NBC News’ Chuck Todd in an upcoming episode of “Meet the Press” airing Sunday.
  • Possible use of Bitcoin/Blockchain technology for voting

    06/09/2016 2:36:31 PM PDT · by ganeemead · 39 replies
    There is evidence of large-scale fraud involved in last Thursday's democrat primary in California. The present voting system in America involves a voter walking into a room, pulling a lever on a machine, and thereafter having nothing resembling control over how the record of his vote is maintained nor any sort of confidence that his vote is being counted as he might wish. That is clearly untenable, hugely subject to abuse and fraud, and it is remarkable that the American people have ever tolerated it. If we do not have some sort of a rational and decent voting system in...
  • Like a Bad Zombie Flick, Dead People Just Keep on Voting

    06/01/2016 3:38:38 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 23 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | June 1, 2016 | Benny Huang
    Who says there's no such thing as life after death? If voting rolls are any indicator, dead people these days are living very active lifestyles. According to an investigative report by CBS2, Los Angeles's CBS affiliate, some dead people continue to vote years after meeting their maker. The investigation revealed that 265 dead voters across five counties in southern California voted in recent elections, 215 of them in Los Angeles County. Some of the deceased cast ballots in multiple elections. Thirty-two of those deceased voters were found to have voted eight times since kicking the bucket. One woman who died...
  • The third evil: Not voting at all

    05/24/2016 6:44:16 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/16 | Herman Cain
    However much you may not like the choices, silencing your own voice is by far the worst thing you can do. As disgruntled Republican voters and disappointed Democrat voters languish over a choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, some of them are saying it’s voting for the lesser of two evils, or, they’re not voting at all. And that’s a problem. For those determined to avoid evils, they’re missing something huge.
  • So if Trump is the only one in the race, why are Republicans still voting?

    05/06/2016 10:42:55 AM PDT · by Spunky · 38 replies
    WHIO Breaking News ^ | 5-6-2016 | Debbie Lord
    "There are two Republican primaries next week – one in Nebraska and one in West Virginia, both set for Tuesday." "But with the announcement that Donald Trump is the only Republican left with an active campaign, some are asking why bother to go to the polls?" "................................................""If you’ve noticed, when a candidate decides to get out of the race, he or she announces they are “suspending” their campaigns, they don’t say they are ended them. The use of the word ‘suspend” is not by chance." "The Federal Election Commission considers a candidate who has suspended campaigning to still be running...
  • "We Just Want People to Vote!" and Other Lies the Democrats Told Me

    05/04/2016 3:52:17 PM PDT · by Benny Huang · 5 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | May 4, 2016 | Benny Huang
    White House College Reporter Day took an interesting turn last week when President Obama showed up unannounced to deliver a speech to journalism students on the importance of voting Democrat. He didn't actually tell them to vote Democrat, of course -- he just told them to vote, though there's no doubt which party he was hinting they should vote for. The message was about as subtle as a punch in the face. The students were listening to Press Secretary Josh Earnest drone on and on when the president suddenly burst onto the stage. Earnest feigned surprised because, you know, everything...
  • Virginia elections board adopts new voter registration form on party-line vote

    04/28/2016 10:15:32 PM PDT · by EDINVA · 5 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | April 29, 2016 | Michael Martz
    This year’s impending presidential election loomed large in a party-line vote by the State Board of Elections on Thursday to overhaul Virginia’s voter registration form to make it easier for Virginians to vote. ..... The board’s action was not related directly to McAuliffe’s sweeping executive order last week to restore voting and other civil rights to an estimated 206,000 felons.
  • McAuliffe tells Republicans to 'quit complaining' about felons voting

    04/25/2016 6:03:04 AM PDT · by detective · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 24, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) on Sunday slammed Republicans who have complained about an executive order he signed extending the right to vote in his state to convicted felons who have served their sentences. "Well, I would tell the Republicans, 'Quit complaining and go out and earn these folks' right to vote for you. Go out and talk to them,' " he said in response to a question about people saying his order was an election-year ploy to help Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.
  • Virginia Gov. McAuliffe to Restore Rights to 200K Felons

    04/22/2016 4:55:52 PM PDT · by Abiotic · 34 replies
    The Washinton Free Beacon ^ | April 22, 2016 | Morgan Chalfant
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, will sign an order Friday restoring the voting rights of more than 200,000 felons in the state. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that the unprecedented move will also allow felons living in Virginia to sit on a jury, serve in elected office, or become a notary. The order will effectively restore the civil rights of both nonviolent and violent felons who have served their time in prison and completed parole. According to the McAuliffe administration, the move will affect roughly 206,000 felons currently living in Virginia who have finished their prison sentences but not applied...
  • Gov. McAuliffe’s move on felon rights upends 2017 races [he just turned VA deep blue]

    04/22/2016 4:10:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/22/16 | Norman Leahy and Paul Goldman
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s (D) unexpected decision to give a blanket, automatic restoration of voting rights to ex-felons – the order covers those convicted of all crimes, non-violent to the most heinous – has upended the 2017 contests for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. The state’s pundits have been calling McAuliffe’s surprise decision — he never hinted at this while campaigning — a politically motivated effort to help longtime friend Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president. This is based on their belief that African Americans will benefit the most, and skin color determines voting choices today. This belittles...
  • What Religion Was Prince That Caused Him to Not Vote for Obama, Talk About Prophecy?

    04/22/2016 9:19:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/22/2016 | Kevin Proter
    The late music icon Prince rarely spoke about his personal faith, but he did open up about his religious beliefs seven years ago and why he didn't vote for President Obama. Although Prince didn't publicly share much about his religion, he was a practicing Jehovah's Witness, and confirmed such with TV host Tavis Smiley during a 2009 interview. When Prince told Smiley that he didn't vote in political elections, the singer explained saying, "The reason why is that I'm one of the Jehovah's Witnesses and we've never voted. That's not to say I don't think … President Obama is a...
  • Are you an independent voter? You aren't if you checked this box

    04/19/2016 5:41:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 17, 2016 | By John Myers, Christine Mai-Duc and Ben Welsh
    With nearly half a million registered members, the American Independent Party is bigger than all of California's other minor parties combined. The ultraconservative party's platform opposes abortion rights and same sex marriage, and calls for building a fence along the entire United States border. Based in the Solano County home of one of its leaders, the AIP bills itself as “The Fastest Growing Political Party in California." But a Times investigation has found that a majority of its members have registered with the party in error. Nearly three in four people did not realize they had joined the party, a...
  • Obama Allots $19 Mil to Register Immigrant Voters

    04/18/2016 9:52:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 18, 2016
    A year after President Obama launched his Task Force on New Americans the administration is injecting it with a $19 million infusion so it can achieve its key initiative of registering new voters that will likely support Democrats in the upcoming election. Officially, this is being described as enhancing pathways to naturalization by offering immigrants free citizenship instruction, English, U.S. history and civics courses. The cash is being distributed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Homeland Security agency that oversees lawful immigration, and the obvious goal is to register more immigrant voters because they tend to be Democrat....
  • 2016 Republican Delegate Allocation: WYOMING/ 66% less voted than 2012!

    04/16/2016 10:20:05 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 16 replies
    FHQ Frontloading Headquarters blogspot ^ | December 27, 2015 | Josh Putnam U. of GA professor
    This is #16 in a series that examines the Republican delegate allocation rules by state. The main goal is to assess the rules for 2016 -- relative to 2012 -- in order to gauge the potential impact the changes to the rules along the W-T-A/proportionality spectrum... The RNC recalibrated its rules, cutting the proportionality window in half, but tightening proportionality rules. Those alterations will trigger subtle reactions, other rules changes, particularly the new binding requirement, will be more noticeable.... ...Changes since 2012: As FHQ argued at the outset of the... plan to allocate delegates for 2016, there are only so...
  • A question for discussion this weekend (Vanity)

    04/16/2016 8:11:47 AM PDT · by Baynative · 12 replies
    Creative thinking ^ | 4/16/16 | Baynative
    Given that Governor Jerry Brown has opened the door to as many as 3 million illegals to vote oi the coming election; should California electoral college votes in the presidential election be disallowed?
  • Please help.

    04/16/2016 7:35:08 AM PDT · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 10 replies
    http://www.mainetv.net/ ^ | 4-16-2016 | Self
    I have a question for all, The two videos at www.MaineTV.net make it perfectly clear that computer voting machines and computer vote counting machines are easily hacked and corrupted, stealing elections, so that, the one sworn is is not the one elected, but the one anointed by the powers to be. Now my question: Why do you think it is literally impossible to get the Maine State Legislature and/or the Governor to work to ban these machines and return to paper hand counted ballots. I am serious with this question, I don't know how to work to remedy this till...