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  • Gillum officially concedes in Florida gubernatorial race

    11/17/2018 2:30:07 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/17/18 | Tal Axelrod
    Democrat Andrew Gillum officially conceded to Republican former Rep. Ron DeSantis in Florida’s gubernatorial race as a recount of votes showed a margin Gillum was unlikely to close.
  • Cuomo received donation from Weinstein law firm before halting probe into his case

    08/29/2018 6:11:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    Page Six ^ | 8/29/2018 | Nolan Hicks and Lia Eustachewich
    A prominent law firm that formerly represented Harvey Weinstein handed over a $25,000 check to Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s campaign six days before the governor called off a probe into the handling of sexual misconduct allegations against the disgraced movie mogul, public records show. The hefty contribution from Manhattan firm Boies Schiller & Flexner came on June 20, according to records on the state Board of Elections website. Less than a week later, Cuomo called for a six-month halt of state Attorney General Barbara Underwood’s investigation into Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance for deciding not to prosecute Weinstein for a 2015 groping...
  • Al Gore says Trump driving, not weakening, climate change momentum

    08/11/2017 12:19:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 11, 2017 | by Sarah Mills
    Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said on Friday that President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate change agreement was fueling, rather than weakening, momentum among environmental activists. "The entire world the next day re-doubled their commitments to the Paris agreement and in the U.S, the governors of our largest states and hundreds of mayors, thousands of business leaders all stood up to fill the gap and said 'We are still in the Paris agreement,'" Gore told Reuters. "I do think that the reaction to Donald Trump is actually driving much more momentum in the climate movement," he added.
  • Gore: 'I think I carried Florida'

    08/05/2017 9:33:56 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 5, 2017
    Former vice president and Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore told HBO's Bill Maher he thinks he carried the state of Florida in 2000, a state that would have given Gore the presidency over George W. Bush. Gore, 69, visited Maher on HBO's "Real Time" on Friday to discuss his follow-up climate change documentary "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" when the host broached the issue of rising sea levels. .... “So when the sea levels rise, obviously we could lose Venice. We could lose Florida. And who would know better about losing Florida?” Maher joked, leading to some groans from the live...

    11/07/2016 6:09:55 AM PST · by shortstop · 148 replies ^ | 11/07/16 | Bob Lonsberry
    Only one thing is certain about Wednesday morning, half of America is going to be pissed off. Infuriated, alienated, disenfranchised. If the winner is known, if the presidential race isn't hung up in some court challenge or Russian hack, the only prediction that can be made with any confidence is that this election will leave about 50 percent of the people in this country feeling like this isn't their country. The divide will be wide and deep. And the prospects of bridging it are meager. But first, who's going to win. It's anybody's guess. Reasonable arguments can be made for...
  • U.S. Rep. William Delahunt shells out $500G from coffers (the next Dem to retire?)

    02/27/2010 4:10:55 AM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 21 replies · 668+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/26/2010 | Jessica Van Sack
    U.S. Rep. William Delahunt blew nearly $560,000 in campaign cash last year - much of it on lavish meals and a family-friendly payroll that includes his ex-wife, son-in-law and daughter - stoking speculation the Quincy Democrat is emptying his war chest and won’t seek re-election. -snip- Delahunt told the Herald last week that he was still weighing whether to seek re-election, but Democratic Party sources have privately indicated his departure is anticipated - and expected to draw a host of candidates-in-waiting out of the woodwork.
  • Big Win For Coleman

    02/03/2009 1:24:30 PM PST · by Buck W. · 174 replies · 15,477+ views
    PewerLine ^ | 2/3/08 | John Hinderaker
    This report (link), hot off the press, signifies a victory for Norm Coleman in the election contest with Al Franken: the court hearing the contest has ruled that "all absentee ballots that complied with state law should be counted, along with those where errors occurred through no fault of the voter." Franken has been trying to prevent a number of ballots that complied with state law from being counted.
  • New Freeper to Old guys 11/21/00, We won but FL Supremes ruled 4 Gore,Where did u put your efforts

    11/03/2008 9:30:55 PM PST · by steve0 · 10 replies · 754+ views
    Without giving away the store, what did you old Freepers do after we won, when the chips were down because Gore wouldn't concede? What did you do in response to November 21, 2000, when the Florida Supreme Court ruled in favor of Gore. I'm sure some then then felt all was lost. What did you do then to persevere and ensure that Gore didn't steal the election? If conservatives didn't have the resolve to appeal to the Supreme Court, Gore may have prevailed. I pray that if we are in a similar situation McCain will have the resolve to fight...
  • The question remains: Who verifies who's qualified to vote?

    06/28/2008 1:26:04 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 9 replies · 210+ views
    Illinois Review ^ | Saturday, June 28, 2008 | Fran Eaton
    When Chicago GOP's Tom Swiss alerted IR to the possibility that Cook County was sending voter registrars to a huge immigration rally this weekend, it reminded us of the serious allegations we ran across in 2006. In August of 2006, we first realized the heated nature of registering illegal aliens to vote while working on a registration drive among churches in the 6th CD. When IR questioned a report in the Chicago Tribune about Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-4th CD) encouraging illegals to register to vote, a blog controversy erupted as Illinois Coalition of Immigrant and Refugee Rights blasted us for...
  • Gary Mayor Predicts Possible Indiana Shocker

    05/06/2008 8:08:18 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 260 replies · 443+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5-6-08 | Alec MacGillis
    As the fate of a nailbiter Indiana primary -- and possibly the course of the Democratic race -- hung on his city, Gary Mayor Rudy Clay said just now that it might take a while yet to finish counting the vote in Lake County, which includes Gary, and said that his city had turned out so overwhelmingly for Barack Obama that it might just be enough to close the gap with Hillary Rodham Clinton. "Let me tell you, when all the votes are counted, when Gary comes in, I think you're looking at something for the word to see," Clay,...
  • Al Gore, Media Whipping Boy (Laugh riot and barf alert in one!)

    07/02/2007 12:03:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies · 2,567+ views
    CBS News ^ | June 30, 2007 | Eric Alterman.
    That Al Gore's 2000 presidential candidacy was treated unconscionably by most members of the mainstream media is not really arguable by sentient beings. The very idea that a candidate like George W. Bush — extremist, incompetent, unprepared for office, addicted to cronyism and incapable of admitting even the simplest human error — could have been held by so many reporters to be a better choice for President than the two-time Vice President, Senator, Representative and environment and nuclear weapons expert, to say nothing of his central role in the Clinton Administration's successful two-term presidency, would be laughable were its consequences...
  • Maryland balloting beset with doubts, vulnerability

    11/02/2006 12:12:36 PM PST · by JZelle · 5 replies · 409+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11-2-06 | Jon Ward
    Maryland is on track to repeat the chaos of the 2000 election in Florida. Even without "butterfly" ballots and hanging chads, Maryland faces several elections-related problems that threaten the accuracy and promptness of Tuesday's results. Uncertainty looms about the state's electronic voter rolls, the number and training of poll workers, and anticipated challenges in the aftermath of Election Day.
  • Leftist tells U.S. network he is president of Mexico

    07/26/2006 4:42:00 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 23 replies · 1,225+ views
    Agencia EFE ^ | 26 July 2006 | Staff
    Mexico City, Jul 26 (EFE).- Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told the biggest Spanish-language television network in the United States that he is president of Mexico "by the will of the majority," though election authorities have yet to rule on his challenge of results that gave the victory to his conservative opponent. Officials results showed Felipe Calderon with an advantage of 0.58 percent over Lopez Obrador in the July 2 balloting, but the leftist is demanding a vote-by-vote recount. Mexico's electoral tribunal has until Sept. 6 to declare who will be sworn-in Dec. 1 to succeed conservative incumbent Vicente Fox...
  • Bewildering Those Too Young to Vote (Like Grandpa, Like Grandson)

    02/20/2006 12:15:46 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 10 replies · 529+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 2/20/06 | anon
    Palm Beach County, Fla., created the controversial "butterfly ballot" in the 2000 presidential election that reportedly confused more than 1,000 Gore-Lieberman voters such that they wound up marking their ballots for a minor-party candidate. In February 2006, local education officials told the Palm Beach Post that too many of the county's high school students apparently knew answers on the statewide comprehensive test but were incorrectly marking the answer sheets. The multiple choice questions require only one circle to be darkened on the sheet, but other questions require darkening digits of an actual numerical answer, apparently bewildering students into darkening too...
  • Truck with allegedly fake ballots detained

    12/13/2005 6:20:08 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 37 replies · 1,235+ views
    CNN ^ | December 13, 2005
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- With the country's parliamentary elections slated for Thursday and early voting already under way, a truck carrying what are believed to be fake ballots was detained in the Iraqi border province of Wasit, the U.S. military said Tuesday. U.S. investigators were being sent to examine the ballots in Wasit, located on the Iranian border southeast of Baghdad. The truck's driver was Iranian, as was the truck's license plate, said an Iraqi Interior Ministry source. Authorities are investigating reports that other vehicles with possible fake ballots have been trying to cross the border into Iraq.
  • DFU SONG: Beep Beep (yes, Algore really rode off in a Cadillac Escalade after Sierra Club speech)

    09/13/2005 7:21:26 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 4 replies · 2,515+ views
    DFU SONGS | 9-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    Background: Gore gives a speech about global warming at the Sierra Club Summit in San Francisco. He is driven away afterwards in a gigantic gas guzzling planet killing Cadillac Escalade SUV. ========================================================== MIDI - BEEP BEEP Al went to San Francisco to give a great big speech We do not know whether he hit all the bars that they have at North Beach Poor Al it seems was disappointed 'cause Carol Doda is there no more But, after all, she's old enough that they'd hang to the floor Bleep bleep...bleep bleep...what Al said we must bleep His driver parked the...
  • Brother, can you spare a dime for the Democrats?

    06/28/2005 11:59:51 AM PDT · by XR7 · 21 replies · 1,493+ views
    Gulf1 ^ | 6/28/05 | Don Gaetz
    Ed Ball, the legendary curmudgeon who ran the St. Joe Company every day and the State of Florida most days, always accompanied his hoisted bourbon glass with the same toast: “Confusion to the enemy!” For Florida Republican leaders, that wish couldn’t have come truer or sweeter than the confusion which befell their political enemies this past week. Governor Bush called it “ shameful” and other GOP officials clucked their disgust and shook their heads. But the truth is we Republicans can hardly keep the grins off our faces as Democrats are turning red, then purple, then ghastly white. It seems...
  • CHAD IS BACK [In Ohio they use punch cards]

    11/02/2004 10:39:37 PM PST · by Ruth C · 3 replies · 172+ views
    RuthC | 11-03-04 | RuthC
    Please NO, not the chad!
  • Absentee ballots' errors total 2% (Palm Beach voter alert!)

    08/30/2004 5:42:25 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies · 639+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 8/29/04 | Deana Poole
    Here we go again. Four years after the 2000 election fiasco, Palm Beach County's three-member canvassing board will meet Monday to determine the intent of about 300 absentee voters who incorrectly filled out their broken-arrow primary election ballots. The canvassing board also will look at about 180 absentee ballots where voters either failed to sign ballot envelopes or whose signature differed from the one on file with the Supervisor of Elections Office. In total, the questionable ballots make up about 2 percent of the 23,395 absentee ballots the elections office had received by Saturday, three days before Tuesday's primary election....
  • Fla. Judge Rules on Manual Vote Recounts

    08/28/2004 2:56:56 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 1 replies · 434+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/28/04 | AP
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A state rule barring the 15 Florida counties with touchscreen voting from conducting manual recounts is at odds with state law, which requires hand recounts in some close elections, a judge ruled Friday. A coalition including a labor union, government watchdogs and other interest groups sued the state, arguing the law requires provisions for hand recounts in every county, no matter what voting technology is used. Administrative Law Judge Susan Kirkland agreed, writing that state law clearly contemplates "that manual recounts will be done on each certified voting system, including the touchscreen voting systems." With a primary...