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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, ...
Tricky Dick, Still Tricking Everyone 21.7.2014 BradBlog
Citing a related-ish piece of mine last week over at Salon, Paul H. Rosenberg attempted to slay yet another Zombie Myth that just won't die over the weekend: The myth that JFK "stole" the 1960 election from Richard Nixon, and that Nixon was just too much of a gracious statesman ...
GOP Voter Fraud Queen Ann Coulter Urges MS Senate Candidate to NOT Pursue Fraud Concerns 12.7.2014 BradBlog
Funny thing. For some reason, professional, weapons-grade Rightwing troll Ann Coulter doesn't think her fellow Republicans should waste their time looking into issues of vote fraud. We wonder why. Coulter, writing an op-ed in Jackson, Mississippi's Clarion-Ledger yesterday, is hoping to urge Republican "Tea Party" Senate candidate Chris McDaniel to not ...
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Challenging 'The Nation's Most Restrictive Voter Suppression Law' and More: KPFK 'BradCast' 10.7.2014 BradBlog
We had a very enlightening conversation with The Nation's Ari Berman, straight out of the courtroom in North Carolina, on today's KPFK/Pacifica Radio BradCast. Ari is in NC covering this week's hearings in federal court challenging what we've described as "the nation's most restrictive voter suppression law", as enacted by state ...
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A Reminder About the 'Sourcing' of Pretend Journalist Matthew Boyle, the Man Who Published the Fake Menendez/Hooker Story 10.7.2014 BradBlog
With the story about the 2012 hit job against NJ's Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez back in the news, it seems a good time to remind folks about the clown, Matthew Boyle, who originally wrote the now-discredited article breaking the fake "news" at Tucker Carlson's The Daily Caller. We had a run-in ...
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'Green News Report' - July 8, 2014 9.7.2014 BradBlog
  IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Japan hit with monster typhoon, while Hurricane Arthur breaks a record on the US East Coast; No time for deniers: BBC smacked for false balance in climate change coverage; Voters reject climate change-denying politicians; Paltry fine for Freedom Industries poisoning drinking water in WV; Oklahoma ...
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Hearings Begin in Federal Challenge to Nation's Most Radical Voter Suppression Law in NC 8.7.2014 BradBlog
The case against North Carolina's radical voter suppression law begins hearings today, as the U.S. Dept. of Justice, the ACLU, the League of Women Voters and other plaintiffs seek a preliminary injunction on the most sweeping and restrictive "election reform" bill in the nation. After Republicans took over both the legislature ...
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Iowa SoS Race Provides Further Evidence We May Have Reached Peak GOP 'Voter Fraud' Fraud 4.7.2014 BradBlog
If the race for Sec. of State in Ohio is any indication, we may have still more evidence now to suggest that the decade-long Republican effort to enact disenfranchising poling place Photo ID restrictions, under the guise of fighting "voter fraud", may be turning a corner toward its final end ...
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