Category Archives: Voter Suppression

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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Posted in Voter Suppression | Tagged | 13 Comments

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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Posted in Benghazi, Open Thread, Rick Scott, Voter Suppression | Tagged , | 1 Comment

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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Posted in Voter Suppression | Tagged , | 5 Comments

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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Posted in Chris Christie, Open Thread, Russia, Voter Suppression | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

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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Posted in Corporate Crime, Elections, Voter Suppression | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

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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Posted in Ethics, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Jobs, Republican Party, Unions, Voter Suppression, Wingnuts | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

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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Posted in Open Thread, Voter Suppression | Tagged , | 2 Comments

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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Posted in Poll, Voter Suppression | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

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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Posted in Voter Suppression | Tagged | 2 Comments

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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Posted in Congress, Diversity, Misogyny, Poll, Quote, Rebranding, Republican Party, Science, The Economy, Voter Suppression, War Against Women, Wingnuts | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Racism Ended Today, But Was Quickly Reinstated By The RNC

The RNC reminds us today that it’s all over and Rosa Parks ended racism: Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism. pic.twitter.com/uxIj1QmtkU 8:58 AM – 1 Dec 13 This sparked a Twitter laughfest to which … Continue reading
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Posted in Epic Fail, Far-right Intellectual Violence, History, Racism, Rebranding, Republican Party, Voter Suppression, War On Women, Wingnuts | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

“Political Apartheid”

Writing for the New York Times, Thomas B. Edsall pulled no punches while telling it like it is. We all know that Republican voter suppression efforts are aimed at suppressing the minority vote, but Edsall documents the systematic and perverse … Continue reading
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Posted in Racism, Voter Suppression | Tagged , | 6 Comments

Suppression

Former representative and Speaker of the House Jim Wright (D-TX) was denied a voter ID in Texas because his license is expired. Wright told the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram that he couldn’t get an ID because he only had an expired … Continue reading
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Posted in Voter Suppression | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

This Could Be a Problem

If the state attorney general is forced to sign an affidavit to vote because the name on his driver’s license doesn’t match his name on the voter rolls, that may be a sign that your voter ID law was ill-advised. … Continue reading
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Posted in Voter Suppression | Tagged , | 16 Comments

North Carolina Republicans Honoring Jesse Helms

Seriously, fuck these guys. After a week in which Republicans in North Carolina revealed that they are running nothing less than an election fraud scheme in the state in an attempt to thwart imaginary voter fraud, with the GOP’s signature legislation … Continue reading
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Posted in Healthcare, North Carolina, Racism, Republican Party, Voter Suppression, WTF | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Suppression

On Monday of this week voter ID became a requirement in the state of Texas but, wouldn’t you know, a lot of people lack ID and very few have been able to obtain one so far. Voter ID’s defenders often … Continue reading
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Posted in Voter Suppression | Tagged , | 5 Comments

The RNC Wants You To Vote (On The Wrong Day)

The RNC tweeted today encouraging residents of New Jersey to vote in the special election. The problem is they told people to vote on the wrong day. Shortly after the entire internet pointed out their error, they issued a new … Continue reading
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Posted in Voter Suppression | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Death Before Obamacare

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, the Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against the state of North Carolina over it’s voter suppression law which is widely seen as the most egregious in the country. Meanwhile — remember … Continue reading
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Posted in Congress, Education, Food, North Carolina, Open Thread, Voter Suppression | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Your Father’s Republican Party

Kind of lengthy, but here’s some excerpts from the Republican party’s 1956 presidential platform under Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon:  Some basic tenets of your Father’s Republican party: Our Government was created by the people for all the people, … Continue reading
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Posted in Abortion, Atlas Shrugged, Birthers, Civil liberties, Crazy Caucus, Elections, Ethics, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Food, Foreign Policy, Fracking, Gun Fetishists, History, Immigration, Jobs, Justice, Koch Brothers, LGBT, Liberalism, Moderation, Patriotism, Racism, Rebranding, Republican Party, RNC 2012, Super Stupid, Taxes, Technology, Terrorism, The Economy, Torture, Unions, Voter Suppression, War On Women, Wingnuts | Tagged , , | 35 Comments