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Brad on Thom Hartmann Radio: Wrapping Up a Few More Races From Election 2014 18.12.2014 BradBlog
I'm already on the road for the holidays this week, but pulled over long enough for a quick appearance on Thom Hartmann's radio show to update a couple of the late-contested results from the November 4th elections, including Maine's amazing "phantom ballots" mystery and Oregon's GMO labeling Measure 92 "recount"... (Thanks ...
Proponents of Oregon's GMO Labeling Measure 92 Concede Defeat Following Adverse Court Ruling 13.12.2014 BradBlog
Proponents of Oregon's Measure 92, a GMO labeling initiative, are conceding defeat in what had become the most expensive ballot campaign in state history. The proponents from RightToKnow.org were unsuccessful in their lawsuit this week arguing that some 4,600 ballots were illegally left uncounted and should be included in the ...
The Clint Curtis Story, Ten Years Later: A KPFK 'BradCast' Special Edition... 11.12.2014 BradBlog
Incredibly enough, it's been ten years this month since we broke the story about vote-rigging software whistleblower Clint Curtis. It was certainly the biggest story we'd broken up until that time, in December of 2004, and, for some, it is still the story we may be best known for. That's not ...
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MAINE 'PHANTOM BALLOT' MYSTERY SOLVED! 11.12.2014 BradBlog
In the tiny seaside town of Long Island, Maine -- and for the national media that followed it -- it was an inscrutable mystery fit for Murder She Wrote's Jessica Fletcher. Except that it wasn't murder at the heart of this mystery, it was a potentially 'stolen' election, which, upon ...
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'Deep, Deep Irony': 'Fox & Friends' Calls for Literacy Tests for Voters [VIDEO] 9.12.2014 BradBlog
We'll let our friend Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks handle this one... "Deep irony", indeed. In addition to the bizarre questions from Louisiana's literacy test for African-American voters in the 1960s that Cenk cites above, here are some of the ridiculously difficult questions from one of Alabama's Jim Crow-era tests [PDF] ...
Oregon GMO Ballot Measure 'Recount' Highlights Concern About Excluded Vote-by-Mail Ballots 9.12.2014 BradBlog
[Update: An 'emergency lawsuit' has now been filed by proponents. See details at bottom of this article.] A statewide hand-count of millions of hand-marked paper ballots is currently underway in Oregon, as proponents of a GMO-related ballot initiative hope to overcome the computer-tallied margin of less than one-fifth of one percent, ...
NC Attempting to Run-Out Clock in Voter Suppression Lawsuit (Again!), Charge Plaintiffs 6.12.2014 BradBlog
North Carolina Republicans are now seeking to delay the full federal trial challenging their massive election reform law, which has been described as the worst-in-the-nation and as a "monster" voter suppression law. The tactic threatens to, once again, undermine any ruling by the court, should it be made too close to ...
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KPFK 'BradCast': UNspinning Climate Change and 'Recounting' Arizona 4.12.2014 BradBlog
On this week's very busy BradCast on KPFK/Pacifica Radio: • After a bit of breaking news on yet another failure to indict a white cop who killed a black man (in NYC), it's a quick (if disturbing) update on the continuing election recount mystery in Maine. • The U.S. House race in ...
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Controversy and 'Recount' for U.S. House Seat in Arizona's 2nd Congressional District 2.12.2014 BradBlog
Yes, we're still working on Election 2014 around here. As we've told you many times, problems in elections often take days, weeks or even months or years to reveal themselves, even after the mainstream media has long since moved on. Last week we told you about the "recount" that awaits the ...
'KPFK' BradCast: Maine Mystery, Ferguson Fury and Thanks for Something... 27.11.2014 BradBlog
I had hoped to keep this week's Thanksgiving BradCast on KPFK/Pacifica Radio kinda light, cuz, ya know, it's Thanksgiving. St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch didn't make that easy. Nonetheless, we ended up with a very lively show, covering one helluva election fraud mystery in Maine; some good election news in ...
'Phantom' Ballots in Maine State Senate Recount Reverse Result From Democratic to Republican 26.11.2014 BradBlog
An election fraud mystery has emerged in Maine's tiny Town of Long Island. The strange case has not only changed the previously announced "winner" of the election, but the contested results affect the entire state Senate and are now the subject of an investigation demanded by the Maine Democratic Party. On ...
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'Recount' Ahead for Oregon's GMO Ballot Measure 25.11.2014 BradBlog
The November 4, 2014 elections are not over in several parts of the country. One of those places is Oregon, where progressive candidates and ballot measures were largely successful in bucking the rightward trend of election results produced by much of the rest of the nation. Nonetheless, a GMO-related ballot ...
Greg Palast and Brad Friedman on Thom Hartmann TV's 'Bigger Picture Panel' [VIDEO] 23.11.2014 BradBlog
It's investigative Election Integrity muckraking in East Coast/West Coast stereo! My thanks to Thom for inviting me for this week's longer-than-usual panel conversation on his Big Picture TV show, and to Palast for being the inimitably indefatigable Greg Palast! Lively discussion includes everything from the secret GOP Crosscheck program to Greg's assertion ...
'This is How Clever Satan Is': Exposing Those Monster Energy Drinks for What They Really Are! 22.11.2014 BradBlog
It's a pretty cut and dry case here. Satan is totes busted... As of Friday, November 21, the video above, posted on November 9, has received 7,082,535 views. If that's not further proof of Satan, I don't know what is. [P.S. Speaking of the devil...Heading in to the studio to do a ...
'Electoral Integrity Project' Report Ranks U.S. 26th Amongst World Democracies 20.11.2014 BradBlog
A new report [PDF] by researchers at Harvard and the University of Sydney finds the U.S. ranks just 26th on a global index of election integrity. That finding places the U.S. in the category of nations with "Moderate" election integrity, ranking the country one notch above Mexico and one notch ...
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Bernie Sanders' Remarks on 2014 Election Results Sound Familiar [VIDEO] 19.11.2014 BradBlog
For what it's worth, just a quick note in response to some of the folks who either disagreed with or were otherwise disgruntled by my observation over the weekend explaining why I believe that "Not Voting IS a Vote", following the 36% voter turnout during the midterm elections. Though I said ...
Exclusive: Officials in Ferguson, St. Louis County, MO Were Warned Paper Ballots Would Run Short 18.11.2014 BradBlog
Election officials in St. Louis County, Missouri were repeatedly warned by local Election Integrity advocates that a plan to supply enough paper ballots for only 15% of the electorate at polling places on Election Day there would not be enough, according to emails obtained by The BRAD BLOG. The emails, sent ...
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In Defense of Non-Voters: Not voting IS a Vote 17.11.2014 BradBlog
Bill Maher offered a very reasonable response to the ridiculously lazy argument that there's "no difference" between the two major parties or in who wins elections or that "voting doesn't matter." Part of his argument, however, includes a bit of tantrum thrown against those who don't vote at all... I'd like ...
Greg Palast on the GOP 'Crosscheck'; Tomas Young in Crawford, TX (2005): KPFK 'BradCast' 13.11.2014 BradBlog
On this week's KPFK/Pacifica Radio BradCast I was joined by investigate journalist and author Greg Palast to discuss his disturbing report on the GOP's secret "Interstate Crosscheck" database and the hundreds of thousands of voters it may have knocked off the rolls this year. PLUS: A flashback to my interview with ...
A Very Smart Post About Why Touch-Screen Voting Can Never Work From a Guy Named 'Potatohead' 11.11.2014 BradBlog
This is a very smart post, particularly from someone calling themselves "potatohead" at DailyKos: "About Touch Screen Voting". I'd quote something from it, but then you'd be less likely to click over and read the whole thing. The author has almost everything exactly right, discussing concepts that BRAD BLOG readers should understand ...
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