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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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Expert: Out of 1 Billion Votes in 14 Years, Just 31 Incidents of Voter Fraud That MIGHT Have Been Stopped by Polling Place Photo ID Restrictions 8.8.2014 BradBlog
We're on the road this week, so can't get into great detail. But not much is needed, as Justin Levitt's piece at Washington Post's "Wonk Blog" does all the heavy lifting. We've previously reported on the exhaustive study by the non-partisan News21 consortium which found just 10 incidents of possible voter ...
Rep. Amash (R-MI) Smashes U.S. Chamber of Commerce-Backed Opponent After GOP Primary 7.8.2014 BradBlog
Washington Posts' "The Fix" blog describes Rep. Justin Amash's (R-MI) victory speech after his primary election on Tuesday as "absolutely amazing", noting that "Politicians who win campaigns, no matter how dirty, will almost always kiss and make up with their political opponents in their election-night speeches." Amash did no such thing, ...
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Complaint Against 'Illegal' Electioneering by Rove's 'Non-Profit' Crossroads GPS Inflames Stark Partisan Divide at Federal Election Commission 31.7.2014 BradBlog
While Congressional Republicans are busy filing a lawsuit against President Obama, in a purported attempt to bring accountability for...failing to enforce the law...or something, Republican Commissioners on the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) are going to extraordinary lengths to avoid enforcing the law. In the bargain, its GOP Commissioners are railing against ...
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KPFK 'BradCast': The Good Fight Continues... 24.7.2014 BradBlog
This week's BradCast on KPFK/Pacifica Radio was a fund drive show for the station, but it included some interesting stuff along the way, including an in-studio visit with documentary filmmaker and election integrity advocate John Wellington Ennis, who's newest film, Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes, has its L.A. "green ...
Aborted Statewide Controllers Race 'Recount' Reveals Its a Great Time to Steal a CA Election 22.7.2014 BradBlog
Over the weekend state Assembly John Pérez called off his request for a statewide "recount" in the state Controllers primary race, despite the results from the June primary remaining the closest in a statewide race in California history. The vast majority of ballots never received a review by human eyeballs. ...
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'I Never Realized Voter ID Fraud Had Not Been Proven': A RWer's Admission on NC Talk Radio 22.7.2014 BradBlog
During an appearance last week on the Allan Handelman Show on WSJS in North Carolina -- a state, like almost every one in the union now, where non-corporatist, non-wingnut views are almost non-existent over our public airwaves -- I was discussing the state Republicans' new voter suppression law, which is, ...
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