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Letter to the Editor of the Moment: 'One of Four' 22.4.2015 BradBlog
Recently, North Carolina opinion columnist and NC Insider editor Patrick Gannon misinformed readers of the Asheville Citizen-Times by telling them that the anti-voting law passed by Republicans after they took over the statehouse in 2013 -- a law which we (and others) have described as "the nation's worst voter ...
Ohio and ACLU Reach 'Far From Perfect' Settlement on New Early Voting Rules 18.4.2015 BradBlog
A deal announced today by Ohio's Secretary of State may help avoid some of the legal nightmares that plagued the Buckeye State's 2014 elections. While the legal settlement [PDF] restores some of the early voting access Republicans have been attempted, for years, to impose, it also leaves other rollbacks to ...
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Hackable With a Smartphone: Virginia Finally Dumps 100% Unverifiable 'AVS WINVote' System 17.4.2015 BradBlog
Virginia has decided to learn what much of the country already knows. The 100% unverifiable touch-screen voting systems they have long been using in their public elections are also 100% hackable. After ignoring the warnings and using them anyway for more than a decade -- and three Presidential elections -- a ...
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Lottery Computer Hacked for $14M Jackpot - Yet Partisans and Profiteers Want Internet Voting?! 15.4.2015 BradBlog
BRAD BLOG reader "Plumb Bob" left this comment recently, following our short piece on concerns about the results of last week's Mayoral race in Chicago: This alleged rigging of a lottery drawing reported today: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/04/prosecutors-suspect-man-hacked-lottery-computers-to-score-winning-ticket/ So if one guy can do it with all the security measures (and lottery dollars are government money) ...
Koch Brothers Don't Know, Don't Care, Don't Give a Damn About the Suckers They're Hoping to Con 14.4.2015 BradBlog
How little do the Koch Brothers' "local" apparatchiks actually care, or even know, about the denizens of the various localities they are hoping to scam, with millions of dollars of misleading propaganda (lies), into voting against their own interests? This little: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) bashed the Koch brothers-funded conservative outside ...
Pre-Marked Ballots Reported in Chicago Mayoral Runoff 8.4.2015 BradBlog
At In These Times, author and journalist Rick Perlstein covers reports from some Chicago voters claiming that they received paper ballots today that were pre-marked for Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) in his runoff election against the more progressive Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (D): Around 10:30 this morning, Sam Dreessen, ...
New Republican Anti-Voting Scheme Gets Vetoed in Ohio...Mostly... 6.4.2015 BradBlog
A provision added to Ohio's new transportation bill by Republican lawmakers would have made it more difficult -- and expensive -- for out-of-state students to vote in the Buckeye State. The scheme would have required anybody who registers to vote there to obtain an Ohio driver's license and register their ...
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Pence, Fuller, Good Journalism and 'None of the Above': KPFK 'BradCast' 2.4.2015 BradBlog
We covered a lot of ground on this week's BradCast on KPFK/Pacifica Radio. From today's breaking news on Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ); to today's breaking news on mandatory water restrictions in CA; to a shockingly good act of MSM journalism helping to force Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN) to do the right ...
'Green News Report' - March 31, 2015 1.4.2015 BradBlog
  IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: All-time record high temp in Antarctica; Record low snowpack spells trouble for California summer; Biblical rain and flooding in Chile; Gulf Stream slowdown could spell trouble for Europe; PLUS: US unveils targets for big, upcoming UN climate treaty in Paris....All that and more in today's Green ...
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Was Netanyahu Win Actually GOOD for Palestine?; That and Much More on the KPFK 'BradCast' 26.3.2015 BradBlog
Was Netanyahu/Likud's win last week in Israel the best possible outcome for Palestinians? While it seems counter-intuitive at first blush, some who follow Israeli/Palestinian politics very closely say it was. My guest on this week's Pacifica Radio BradCast, Estee Chandler of JewishVoiceForPeace.org and the producer/co-host of KPFK's Middle East in Focus ...
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The Right to NOT Vote (Or, At Least the Right to Vote for 'None of the Above') 26.3.2015 BradBlog
I wrote a bit about this after last year's elections, though from a different direction. But, given the recent remarks by President Obama (and more than a fair bit of questionable reporting about those remarks), its worth adding a few more thoughts here. Over the years, I've seen folks misinterpret The ...
SCOTUS Declines to Hear WI Photo ID Challenge 24.3.2015 BradBlog
A few weeks ago, our legal analyst Ernie Canning warned how the U.S. Supreme Court's pending decision on whether or not to hear the ACLU's challenge to the Wisconsin GOP Photo ID voting law might be the last chance before the 2016 Presidential elections to determine the Constitutionality of such ...
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'Critical' Vulnerability Found in Australian Internet Voting System in Advance of Next Week's Election 23.3.2015 BradBlog
Another new Internet Voting system, another major vulnerability to massive election fraud discovered along with it. This time in Australia, as reported by ABC: A "major security hole" that could allow an attacker to read or change someone's vote has been discovered in the New South Wales online iVote platform, security ...
KPFK 'BradCast': Update on Judge Fuller 'Wife-Beating' Case w/ Exclusive 911 Audio; MORE... 19.3.2015 BradBlog
On this week's BradCast on KPFK/Pacifica Radio, we air, for the first time, the complete EXCLUSIVE audio obtained via public records request from the Atlanta PD, that appears to contradict 'self-defense' claims by U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller following his arrest on domestic battery charges last year after his wife ...
About Israel's Election... 19.3.2015 BradBlog
I am prepping for today's KPFK/Pacifica Radio BradCast, so don't have time to offer much detail at the moment. But, as so many have been dropping me email asking for my thoughts on yesterday's election in Israel -- and, specifically, the disparity between the reported final results and the earlier ...
Oregon Enacts Universal Voter Registration 18.3.2015 BradBlog
Oh, look! A glimmer of common sense rationality in an otherwise World of Stupid of late! As readers know, I'm no fan of Oregon's all Vote-by-Mail elections. (Yes, I understand most of you Oregonians love it. Save your hate mail and/or read this and this and this and this and this.) ...
Politics of Stupid as Far as the Eye Can See 10.3.2015 BradBlog
In his "Morning Plum" round-up today at Washington Post, Greg Sargent's collection of items on legislative priorities in the new Congress reads more like a warning than anything else. Buckle up. The serious dysfunction in the Republican House and Senate is only going to get very bad before it gets ...
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Obama Calls for Restoration of Voting Rights Act at 50th Anniv. of 'Bloody Sunday' March in Selma 8.3.2015 BradBlog
President Barack Obama offered a stirring speech this afternoon at the entrance to the Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Bloody Sunday March in Selma, Alabama in 1965. The brutal police violence brought against courageous, peaceful marchers that day, and the subsequent peaceful marches that followed it, ...
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'Nightly Show' on 'Netanyahu & Partners' [VIDEO] 5.3.2015 BradBlog
During Tuesday night's Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, the show lambasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for showing up to showboat before Congress two weeks before his own election back home, and for misleading everybody on Iran. But it was this "ad" -- as seen in the video below from 1:50 ...
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U.S. 'Electoral Integrity' Ranked 45th Among 107 Nations, 'Worst of Established Democracies' 25.2.2015 BradBlog
Electoral integrity has not improved in the U.S. over the past year, according to a new study. In fact, elections in Mexico now have more integrity than ours, the new survey, based on the observations of some 1,400 international election experts, finds. Last year we reported: "A report [PDF] by researchers ...
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