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  • Top Latino group denounces voting irregularities on Super Tuesday (Long Lines)

    03/05/2020 8:36:16 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 05 2020 | Rafael Bernal
    The country's oldest Latino civil rights organization on Thursday denounced voter suppression incidents in areas with large minority populations during Tuesday's primary elections in 14 states. The president of the group said areas with large Latino communities experiences the biggest barriers to vote on Super Tuesday's slate of primaries. "Latinos have become the largest minority voting bloc in 2020, and our community is at the heart of the voting base in states like California and Texas. Yet, it is precisely in the largest minority communities around the country –specifically districts where the Latino vote makes the difference – that we...
  • Stacey Abrams, Still Believing She Was Robbed of Election, Launches 'Fair Fight 2020'

    08/14/2019 12:45:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies ^ | August 14, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    Democrat Stacey Abrams ran an unsuccessful campaign for Georgia governor last year. If you ask her, it only failed because it was unfair. She and many of her supporters maintain that voter suppression stole the election out of her rightful hands. The Republican prevailed with 1,978,408 votes over Abrams's 1,923,685 votes. But even with the 55,000-vote deficit, Abrams didn't concede. In fact, last April, she started claiming she'd won. Kemp was also the secretary of state at the time of the election, and Abrams argued he should have resigned that post. Her group, Fair Fight, sued the state for what...
  • The Ultimate Federal Government Twitter Directory

    05/08/2019 2:44:24 PM PDT · by DesertRhino · 16 replies
    FedTech ^ | 1/29/2014 | Jimmy Daly
    "Federal agencies maintain hundreds of Twitter accounts. Wouldn't it be nice to have them all in one place? We sorted through this list of executive branch agencies, commissions and boards to assemble the most complete federal government Twitter directory available. It's not yet complete. If you notice an agency that's missing, let us know on Twitter so we can update it."
  • Has Stacey Abrams 'Placed Her Ego Above Nation's Stability' in GA Election?

    11/16/2018 6:16:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | November 16, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    As reported by Matt Vespa, Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams has bowed out of the governors' race, saying it is evident that Republican candidate Brian Kemp will win. But in stark contrast to her support for the integrity of US elections in 2016, Abrams has declared that simply because she acknowledges his victory does not mean she is conceding and in fact, it means that "democracy failed Georgia."According to CNN, Abrams told her supporters and the media that "this is not a speech of concession, because concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true or proper. As a woman...
  • Trump’s Nationalism Is Breaking Point for Some Suburban Voters, Risking G.O.P. Coalition

    11/01/2018 11:04:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 01 NOV 2018 | Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns
    HOUSTON — J. Mark Metts, a 60-year-old partner at one of this city’s prestigious law firms, had never voted for a Democratic presidential candidate until 2016. Now he and some of his neighbors in the moneyed River Oaks enclave of Houston are about to oppose a Republican once again, to register their disapproval of President Trump. “With Congress not really standing up to Trump, this election is becoming a referendum,” Mr. Metts said, explaining why he would no longer support the re-election of Representative John Culberson, an eight-term Republican. Mr. Culberson is now running roughly even with the Democratic candidate,...
  • Stacey Abrams accuses GOP foe of voter suppression as Georgia breaks voter-registration record

    10/14/2018 12:28:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 14, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for Georgia governor, continued Sunday to accuse her Republican opponent of voter suppression even though the state recently broke its voter-registration record on his watch. Ms. Abrams alleged that Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp has stalled 53,000 voter-registration forms as part of a “pattern of behavior” aimed at gaming the election in the GOP’s favor. “It’s part of a pattern of behavior where he tries to tilt the playing field in his favor or in the favor of his party,” the Georgia House Minority Leader told NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “This should not require...
  • Trump: ‘Phony Polls’ Showing Me Losing to Clinton Were Voter Suppression

    05/04/2018 6:29:57 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    freebeacon ^ | May 4, 2018 | David Rutz
    President Donald Trump said Friday that polls showing him trailing Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election were a form of voter suppression. Trump spoke at the National Rifle Association convention in Dallas, Texas, and he again recounted his upset victory over Clinton as a way to rev up the crowd. "You weren't sure that Trump was going to win, but you all went out there. You all went out there and you voted," Trump said. "I remember they came out with a lot of phony polls. You know what that's called? Suppression," he added. "They convince you that you're wasting...
  • Comic Convention Bans Christian Conservative Actor Kevin Sorbo For Friendship With Hannity

    01/14/2018 12:11:33 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/14/2018
    The lead promoter and founder of East Coast Comicon, Cliff Galbraith, bragged on social media about banning Christian conservative actor Kevin Sorbo from the upcoming geek convention in New Jersey because of the actor’s friendship with Sean Hannity. “I turned down Kevin Sorbo for East Coast Comicon,” organizer Galbraith wrote on Facebook over the weekend. “He’s pals with Sean Hannity. Just can’t do it.” As with video games, YA literature, and tech, the comic book and nerd culture convention circuit has become progressively left-leaning over the past few years–and East Coast Comicon is no exception. Its founder, Cliff Galbraith, advertised...
  • What do Islamophobia and Voter Suppression Have in Common?

    11/08/2017 9:04:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/08/17 | Linda Goudsmit
    I unapologetically choose America first, national sovereignty, protected borders, the meritocracy, and unrestricted freedom of speech without which there is no other freedom. What do Islamophobia and Voter Suppression Have in Common? Predictable cries of Islamophobia are heard after every terrorist attack even when jihadis screaming “Allahu Akhbar” (Allah is greater) make it irrefutable that they are killing in the name of Islam. Leftists and their apologists ignore this obvious fact and instead steer the discussion to Islamophobia. So what is Islamophobia? A phobia is an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something. Islam is a set of...
  • State Police hit back against allegations of voter suppression

    10/15/2016 6:45:08 PM PDT · by digger48 · 26 replies
    WISH ^ | October 15, 2016 | Staff Reports
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indiana State Police have hit back against allegations of voter suppression from Patriot Majority USA. ISP has called them “completely false” going on to say that it has uncovered intentional acts of voter fraud. On October 4, Indiana State Police raided the offices of the Indiana Voter Registration Project. A spokeswoman for the group said it was politically motivated by Secretary of State Connie Lawson and her friends in the Indiana State Police. The group also states that the investigation is aimed at undermining urban black voters. ISP released the following statement from Captain David Bursten:...
  • Arizona Democrats say hours-long poll lines suppressed vote

    03/24/2016 9:11:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 24, 2016 7:34 PM EDT | Bob Christie and Ryan van Velzer
    Hours-long waits for some Arizona residents wanting to vote in the presidential primary have led to accusations of voter suppression from Democrats and civil rights proponents who cite a decision by elections officials to slash the number of polling places this year. Residents in metro Phoenix have been bristling for years over a perception that state leaders want to make it harder for them to vote, and the mess at the polls Tuesday only heightened their frustration. Republican lawmakers passed a series of measures in recent years aimed at cracking down on voter fraud, but opponents believe the changes were...
  • Scarborough Accusing MSNBC of Voter-Suppression 'Fearmongering?'

    06/04/2015 5:46:35 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Will Joe Scarborough be hearing from some MSNBC suits? You can imagine Joe being called on the carpet for having, on today's Morning Joe, not-so-subtly accused his own network of "fearmongering" the issue of minority voter suppression against Republicans. During a discussion of Hillary's planned speech of today on expanding the voting calendar, Scarborough spoke of "cable news" and "cable shows" driving ratings by "fearmongering" the notion of Republicans supposedly engaged in voter suppression. So which cable news network could Scarborough have in mind? Fox News? Nope. CNN? Meh. Googling "MSNBC voter suppression" yielded 136,000 hits, including links to virtually...
  • The World According to Obama and Holder Boils Down to Race

    04/17/2014 1:38:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | April 17, 2014 | Crystal Wright
    Listening to Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama address Al Sharpton’s National Action Network 16th annual convention last week, one would think Americans were living in the year 1964 not 2014. Holder pulled the race card blaming Republicans for criticizing him and Obama, merely because they’re black. Speaking prior to Obama, Holder suggested to the all black crowd that both he and the president had been treated badly by Republicans because they are black. “It has nothing to do with me, forget that. What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What president...
  • Rebutting a letter to editor

    09/16/2013 8:43:59 AM PDT · by a.c.t.32 · 7 replies
    Lansing State Journal | Sept. 15, 2013 | self
    I am writing a reply to a letter to the editor that appeared in the Lansing State Journal on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. In the 9/15 letter, the author cites "gerrymandering & vigilant denial of voter rights in some districts" as proof of Republicans' racist agenda. As I look at Congressional district maps, districts that appear gerrymandered (TX 15 & 28 NC 9 & 13), as I understand the word, appear to primarily favor democrats. Do you all think this is correct, or am I uninformed. I am unaware of proven cases of vigilant denial of voters rights. Does anyone...
  • PPP admits hiding Colorado recall poll

    09/11/2013 11:33:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    A spokesman for Public Policy Polling admitted Wednesday to withholding a poll showing Colorado voters were going to recall State Sen. Angela Giron by a 12-point margin.The reason, according to PPP pollster Tom Jensen, was that “in a district that Barack Obama won by almost 20 points, I figured there was no way that could be right and made a rare decision not to release the poll.”When the votes were counted in race, the poll turned out to be on target, as Giron lost by 12 points. “We should have had more faith in our numbers,” Jensen said.Interestingly, the poll...
  • Meet Madison Kimrey, 12-year-old voting rights activist

    08/31/2013 7:23:36 PM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 74 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 08/31/2013 | MSNBC
    Twelve-year-old Madison Kimrey may not be old enough to vote, but she is determined that North Carolinians should be able to do so without any kind of suppression. more...
  • The Real Voter Suppression of 2012

    05/23/2013 9:31:47 AM PDT · by National Review · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | May 23, 2013 | National Review
    Voter ID didn’t reduce turnout, but the IRS may have. By John Fund The 2012 election season was filled with angry cries of “voter suppression,” almost all of them regarding attempts by states to require voter ID and otherwise improve ballot integrity. Bill Clinton warned that “there has never been — in my lifetime, since we got rid of the poll tax and all the other Jim Crow burdens on voting — the determined effort to limit the franchise that we see today.” Democratic-party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said “photo-ID laws, we think, are very similar to a poll tax.”
  • Moore: Founding Fathers Suppressed The Vote; Calls It A "Founding Principle Of This Country" (video)

    11/06/2012 12:16:46 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 11 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 6, 2012 | Ian Schwartz
    On MSNBC's "Last Word" tonight, activist and filmmaker Michael Moore discussed what he believes is the origins of voter suppression and how to get people who aren't going to vote to change their minds. "Voter suppression was one of the founding principles of this country. Our Founding Fathers suppressed the vote by saying only white male property owners could vote," Moore said about voter suppression. Moore begged "Last Word" viewers to find someone they know isn't going to vote and change their minds by taking them out to lunch and the bar,. "Just take someone," Moore pleaded. "We all know...
  • UN to Monitor 'Republican Voter Suppression' this November

    10/23/2012 6:15:45 AM PDT · by tselatysr · 23 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-10-22 17:57:06 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:We can all breathe a sigh of relief. 150 observers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a United Nations-affiliated elections watchdog, will be on hand this November 6 to assure America's presidential balloting is fair and clean.Just in case you were wondering, no, they won't be monitoring Chicago's electoral corruption - where eager souls vote early and often, or that rise from the dead just for the occasion.According to The Hill, the NAACP, ACLU and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights approached the OSCE to express their concern that Republicans were engaging...
  • States and areas that are sending Military Ballots late

    10/14/2010 11:16:27 AM PDT · by airedale · 6 replies
    The press has just reported that military votes in parts of Illinois probably won't count because they were mailed out to late. The same thing happened in parts of New York. Several other states filed for an exemption from the new law requiring the states to mail out the ballots to our service men and women early enough for them to get them back. One of the things I haven't seen reported is the party affiliation of the people responsible for this in each of the areas. I can guess that they are all Democrats. If they are almost all...