Category Archives: Voter Suppression

Working as Intended

ThinkProgress shares the story of a 93-year old veteran who was turned away from voting in Texas even though he carried several forms of photo identification. The man [election judge] Parsley said he had to turn away was a registered … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Wisconsin Republicans Really Hate High Voter Turnout

With Wisconsin’s voter ID law on hold, Republicans in the state have revealed their backup plan: volunteer fraud police. Milwaukee County’s Republican Elections Commissioner Rick Baas warned a crowd of volunteers and supporters Friday night to be “concerned about voter … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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AFP Under Investigation in North Carolina

The Koch Brothers’ Americans for Prosperity group is under investigation in North Carolina for sending thousands of mailers giving voters bad information. According to the State Election Board, thousands of North Carolina residents have been calling to complain about an … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Perdue: Nunn Supporters Are Like ACORN

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) is investigating the New Georgia Project, a third party voter registration organization, following allegations that they may be committing fraud. There are a few reasons why I’m skeptical, but Democratic Senate candidate Michele … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Chris McDaniel Puts $1,000 Bounty on Black Voters

Not content to merely file a lawsuit challenging the validity of black voters, the McDaniel campaign is now offering a reward if you can point out a black voter who voted for Thad Cochran. Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel’s (R) … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Desperate for Voter Fraud

The Republican party is so desperate to uncover voter fraud, they’re paying cash-money to find it. “The Alabama Republican Party is serious about stopping voter fraud,” Armistead wrote. “So serious we are offering a $1,000 reward for information that directly … Continue reading
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Missouri Republicans Fight Non-Existent Voter Fraud

The Missouri state Supreme Court has previously ruled against voter ID laws in the state so local Republicans are pushing to amend the state constitution to explicitly allow voter ID laws. [The] proposed Missouri constitutional amendment would overrule this court … Continue reading
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BFD: Federal Judge Rules Wisconsin Voter ID Law Unconstitutional

This is a significant ruling because the law doesn’t only violate the Voting Rights Act; it also violates the Fourteenth Amendment according to Judge Lynn Adelman. From the Associated Press U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman sided with opponents of the … Continue reading
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Revolting and Justice Scalia

What a week Justice Scalia is having. He’s all over the place selling the dream. Like a detestable version of Bill Murray, no one will ever believe you when you tell them he’s a Supreme Court justice. Just this past … Continue reading
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Posted in Elections, Ethics, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Lying Liars, Quote, Republican Electoral Vote Scam, Republican Party, Taxes, Voter Suppression, War Against Women, Wingnuts | Tagged , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

The Miami-Dade County Elections Department Are Dicks

The fact that you will no longer be able to use the bathroom at polling precincts in Miami-Dade County is not as amazing to me as the reason why. After a disability rights lawyer asked the county elections department if … Continue reading
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Touchdown

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday that Florida Governor Rick Scott’s 2012 voter purge was illegal. Meanwhile, it was Benghazi all day all the time on Fox News and in the House of … Continue reading
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Scott Walker Has Seen Enough Voting

Wisconsin has the second highest voter turnout rate in the nation, second only to its neighbor Minnesota. To you or I this an impressive feat that local residents and public officials should be proud of, but Governor Scott Walker clearly … Continue reading
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Crimea Suppression

I laughed and laughed. Artist – Joel Pett The Daily Beast has a very bruising story on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Apparently while he was U.S. attorney he let a business owner trafficking in underage slave girls (14 years … Continue reading
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Sen. Harry Reid Drops The Gloves

Career scumbag-propagandist Tim Phillips, head of the Koch-funded Americans For Prosperity, lashed out at Harry Reid this past week for taking to the Senate floor in two separate speeches to call his bosses out for being “un-American” and having “no conscience,” … Continue reading
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Posted in Elections, Harry Reid, Koch Brothers, Quote, Republican Party, Voter Suppression, Wingnuts | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Already A Banner Election Cycle For Dark Money

From The Daily Beast: In this second midterm election since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, nonparty groups such as super PACs and politically active nonprofits have already spent nearly $31 million on these kinds of ads, three times more than they had dumped … Continue reading
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Class Clowns On Parade In Chattanooga

Big win for union-busters this weekend. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Workers at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant today have voted against union representation that would have led to the establishment of a works council that would have been the first such model of labor-management … Continue reading
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Big Ideas

Artist – Rob Rogers In other news, an animal feed processing plant exploded in Omaha, Nebraska today, injuring at least nine and killing an unknown number of persons. Meanwhile, Marco Rubio will decide sometime during the next 12 months whether … Continue reading
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Whoops! Voter Fraud Poll Finds It Isn’t a Big Deal

Larry Klayman’s Judicial Watch (yes, that Larry Klayman, the one that wants to overthrow the government) and Breitbart.com sponsored a poll on voter fraud and found that very few people view it as a “major problem.” Just 36 percent indicated … Continue reading
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Tell Us Something We Don’t Know

I snark, but this is an important academic study that could be cited in future court battles. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts have studied voter suppression laws and found that, as you suspected, they’re racist. “We looked at proposed … Continue reading
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Republicans To Get ‘More Aggressive’ With Women

As Republican party leaders struggle to overcome news that a recent poll shows them all but being placed in a jar for scientific study among 63% of women, they’re looking to fill up their lady-binders with a sleeker, more sensitive-to-the-touch … Continue reading
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