News Archive for February 2013

"Election Day voting by hospital patients needs tracking"

Nebraska Secretary of State offers some recommendations on the regulation of nursing home and hospital voters. ...

100 Democracies require photo ID for voting

So says the 2005 Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform via the Tampa Bay Times. That is a lot of suppressing and oppression. ...

The Super Bowl Didn't Exist When the Emergency Started

Stateline has this report on the Shelby case. A ...

Bill Maher doesn't like the Voting Rights Act

Mediaite has the video. He doesn't like it because it creates "lily white districts where you could have crazy right-winger Republicans get elected."  Of course those laws also produce Congressmen who think an island can tip over.   ...

"The Low Information Voter's Guide to Politics"

 PJ Media. "ELECTIONS: These are like the Teen Choice Awards: the coolest and most popular wins. Democrats always win because they are cool and popular. Republicans are more like your weird friend’s parents." ...

MSNBC Panel on Section 5

Since hardly anyone watches MSNBC, reposting here an MSNBC discussion on the Voting Rights Act with some old familiar faces. "Racism has taken a different face. It is kind of concealed." While you are watching the video, remember that Chris Hayes, th...

"Voting Rights Act Stuck in the Past"

Washington Post's George Will: "Progressives are remarkably uninterested in progress. . . . Chief Justice John Roberts, noting that Massachusetts has the worst rate of white turnout compared with that of blacks, and that Mississippi has the best, ask...

Section 5 reauthorization based on questionable objection in small town of 2,202 people

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court noted during the oral argument that in the year before reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act, there was 3700 submission under Section 5. Of that high total, there was a total of one objection in that crucial ...

"Section 5 is a politicized weapon wielded by DOJ"

 National Review: "Liberal groups may very soon see a provision of the Voting Rights Act they cherish and exploit declared unconstitutional because they would not listen to the Supreme Court’s warning about its deficiencies. Instead, they engag...

Going on Fox News this weekend

I will be appearing on Fox and Friends this Saturday to talk about the Justice Department and whistleblowers. ...

Justice Sotomayor wrong on the facts - Alabama has one objection in 12 years

Justice Sotomayor was quick out of the gate alleging discrimination and 240 violations of the Voting Rights Act in Alabama.  When Bert Rein, the attorney representing Shelby County, commented that “the South had changed,” Supreme Court Ju...

Shelby Audio

Grab the popcorn and enjoy the audio of the Shelby v. Holder arguments. ...

Rick Hasen Resorts to Name Calling

For a couple of months I've pointed out that Pam Karlan has published false scholarship in the Duke Law journal about the Bush administration's record of voting rights enforcement. I cover all the details here. I became particularly interested in Kar...

Maryland Supports Voter ID

Seventy-six percent of Marylanders say they support voter ID according to a poll.   This will mean absolutely nothing in the Maryland Legislature, of course. The well funded special interests opposed to election integrity won't let any...

Democrat Election Commissioner Arrested

From KUAM: Carillo told the agents, "I know why you guys are here, because of the marijuana." While he allegedly denied knowledge of the contents of the package, when asked why he opened it, Carillo responded, "We always do that." During the execut...

In Arkansas on Voter ID, Democrats suddenly become stewards of tax dollars

ArkansasMatters: Democrats are questioning the "cost impact" hoping it is so much more. ...

"Kansas Senate debates election fraud bill"

The Kansas Senate is debating legislation that expands the definition of election fraud and gives the secretary of state authority to prosecute the crime. Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach has made election fraud a major focus of his tenure s...

TRUE THE VOTE COMMENT ON VOTER SUPPRESSION REPORT

HOUSTON, TX. March 1, 2013 - True the Vote (TTV), the leading national, nonpartisan voters’ rights and election integrity organization, today issued a comment regarding its latest report, “The 2012 Voter Suppression Myth” and ongoing false informatio...

"Group under fire for McConnell tweets also faces FEC questions"

When it rains, it pours. The super PAC under fire for posting racist tweets about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s wife failed to disclose its December fundraising numbers and received a warning notice from the Federal Election Commission. Pr...

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Intimidation Time: Mother Jones' Foggy Time Warp

The left wing media campaign to intimidate the Justices of the Supreme Court regarding the Shelby case has commenced. Mother Jones deploys the familiar tactic of personalization and too clever twists of the truth. The piece "Chief Justice Roberts' Lo...

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"Voter ID bill passes North Dakota House"

The Bismarck Tribune reports that: The North Dakota House passed a bill strengthening the state’s voter identification requirements and killed a bill that would have created a state ethics commission. ...

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"Arkansas House panel delays Voter ID bill"

Democratic Rep. Jim Nickels of Sherwood asked that the vote be delayed so a fiscal impact study could be performed. The panel continued taking testimony but won't vote until after the study is complete. Link to story. ...

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