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GOP Furious That Arkansas' Republican AG Candidate Removed From Voting Rolls After Confirmation of Multi-State Registration, Voting 2.10.2014 BradBlog
UC Irvine law professor Rick Hasen says this development, which he describes as coming from the "Irony Dept", is just "too delicious". Leslie Rutledge, the Republican candidate for Attorney General in Arkansas, has been discovered to have been registered to vote in multiple states in addition to Arkansas, and even voted ...
Disinformed Rightwing Facebooker 'Geraint Roberts' Has Some Questions for 'American Leftists' About 'Voter ID' Laws; We Have Answers 1.10.2014 BradBlog
Last night, some silly Rightwing dude calling himself "Geraint Roberts" on Facebook, posted a comment on an item on BRAD BLOG's Facebook page, in which he purported to ask "Questions for American Leftists on the subject of voter ID". As is our usual, courteous custom (when time allows), we quickly answered ...
My Appearance on Thom Hartmann TV: SCOTUS Allows OH GOP Voting Restrictions; GOP Operative Threatens BRAD BLOG with Lawsuit [VIDEO] 30.9.2014 BradBlog
Last night on Thom Hartmann's Big Picture TV show... If you missed either of the stories mentioned above at The BRAD BLOG, our coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court allowing GOP voting restrictions to move forward in OH is here, and our disturbing coverage of longtime GOP operative Nathan Sproul's threat ...
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BREAKING: 5 to 4 SCOTUS Ruling Reinstates OH GOP's New Restrictions on Early Voting 30.9.2014 BradBlog
Bad news for voters in the Buckeye State. Good news for partisan Republicans who prefer to win elections by making it more difficult for voters to vote. In a 5 to 4 decision, the Rightwingers on the U.S. Supreme Court have now overturned the 6th Circuit's earlier ruling that had blocked ...
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Too Much Voting Going On in GA, Says Republican Bibb County, GA Election Board Member 28.9.2014 BradBlog
Remember that Republican state Senator from Georgia who recently objected to early voting on the Sunday before the election in DeKalb County because, as he was caught saying in email, it was an area "dominated by African American shoppers and it is near several large African American mega churches"? Sen. Fran ...
GOP Operative Threatens BRAD BLOG With Legal Action After FL Probe Confirms Our 2012 Reports on Deceptive Voter Registration Scheme, Fraud 24.9.2014 BradBlog
Well, this is an interesting turn of events. It includes a bizarre twist that even we would not have foreseen, involving a Republican operative who is now threatening legal action against us for reporting (accurately) on his companies' relationship to voter registration fraud and deceptive voter registration practices during the ...
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Report: Armed Scott Walker Supporters In WI Planto Follow Dem Voters Home from Polls 23.9.2014 BradBlog
Working on an unrelated in-depth story at the moment, hopefully for publication tomorrow. So, in the meantime, please see this report from TPM about disturbing allegations (yet again) from Scott Walker supporters concerning plans for voter intimidation of Democrats in Wisconsin... An armed militia group in Wisconsin plans to confront people ...
I'll be Appearing After 'Pay 2 Play' Wednesday Night in L.A. - Come and Say 'Hey'! 17.9.2014 BradBlog
Though I am not being paid to play, I will be speaking for free a few minutes after the 7:50p showing of documentary filmmaker John Wellington Ennis' latest years-in-the-making masterwork, Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes, on Wednesday (9/17) out here in L.A. I'm also in the film, but don't let ...
GOP APPOINTEES ON FEDERAL APPEALS COURT RESTORE PHOTO ID VOTING RESTRICTION IN WI 13.9.2014 BradBlog
Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker notched a huge victory today at the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling could very well result in the controversial Governor's re-election this November -- at the expense of untold thousands of legally registered voters who may now not be able to vote ...
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GA GOP State Senator Complains About Too Much Voting in Area 'Dominated by African Americans' 10.9.2014 BradBlog
Just another reminder for those of you who have been stooged into believing that Republican attempts to restrict Early Voting (or any voting, for that matter) has anything to do with anything other than keeping Democratic-leaning voters from being able to conveniently participate in their own democracy... A Republican state senator ...
NYTimes Public Editor Dings Paper (Again) for Phony Balance on Voter Fraud, Global Warming 9.9.2014 BradBlog
We've written about this problem for years here and, indeed, have spent no small part of those years repeatedly spanking papers like the New York Times for being amongst the worst repeatedoffenders. Fairness is one thing. Balance, on the other hand -- particularly in cases of known, independently-verifiable, well-established facts on ...
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Federal Judge Rules Cuts to Early Voting in Ohio Violate U.S. Constitution, Voting Rights Act 5.9.2014 BradBlog
This statement from the ACLU follows today's federal court ruling [PDF] restoring Early Voting hours -- yet again -- in Ohio in advance of the November mid-term elections: COLUMBUS, Ohio – A federal judge today ruled that cuts to early voting in Ohio must be restored in time for the November ...
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The Corruption of U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman: KPFK 'BradCast' 4.9.2014 BradBlog
On Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman became the first federal judge since the U.S. Supreme Court's 2013 Windsor decision to uphold a state marriage-equality ban. But it's hardly the first questionable ruling by Feldman. On this week's KPFK/Pacifica Radio BradCast I was joined by BradBlog.com's legal analyst Ernest A. ...
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CA Repubs Block 'Recount' Bill That Would Have Made Oversight Easier, Stealing Elections Harder 3.9.2014 BradBlog
Earlier this summer, a statewide primary election and an aborted recount that followed it, revealed a pretty enormous problem with California's recount laws. Several enormous problems, actually. As we reported in July, those problems revealed, among other things, that it's now "a great time to steal an election in California." The ...
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Paul Ryan on How to Win Friends and Influence Elderly Voters: Ignore Them [VIDEO] 23.8.2014 BradBlog
Speaking of folks who think they are running for President, 2012 Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan is now on a book tour in Florida getting to know the voters there and how much they enjoy the repeated budgets he's written and passed in the U.S. House that would slash ...
Yes, Elections Are Still Important: My Conversation on the David Pakman Show [VIDEO] 18.8.2014 BradBlog
Just like the headline says, from my interview on Friday with David Pakman... * * *Please help support The BRAD BLOG's fiercely independent, award-winning coverage of your electoral system -- now in our ELEVENTH YEAR! -- as available from no other media outlet in the nation... MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION ONE-TIME DONATION Choose monthly amount... $10 ...
California Supreme Court Nixes Corporate Personhood "Advisory Measure" From November Ballot 16.8.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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97-Year Old Woman Denied Right to Vote in Kansas Primary for Lack of Photo ID 15.8.2014 BradBlog
Way to go Kansas Sec. of State Kris Kobach (R)! You caught another one! Last Tuesday, Beth Hiller, a 97 year-old nursing home resident from Topeka, Kansas, boarded a shuttle along with several other residents of the nursing home's health care unit. It was a difficult process for many of the ...
Bizarre 'Overtime' Election in Just Two Precincts in Hawaii's Democratic U.S. Senate Primary 14.8.2014 BradBlog
A very bizarre situation is occurring right now in the Democratic U.S. Senate primary in Hawaii, where last Saturday's Election Day was disrupted by a hurricane. While voting was successfully carried out in most of the state's precincts, 2 out of 247 were unable to open for voting due to ...
CA Supreme Court Nixes Corporate Personhood 'Advisory Measure' from November Ballot 12.8.2014 BradBlog
The "Overturn Citizens United Act", or Prop 49, will not appear on California's ballot this November after all. As we reported in some detail last month, the unusual "advisory measure" was placed on the ballot very recently by the California state legislature. It called for Congress to "propose an amendment...to the ...
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