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Republicans Remove 'Civil, Human Rights' From Name of U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee 24.1.2015 BradBlog
While the specific names of U.S. Senate and House committees don't always foretell precisely what very specific areas they may oversee or regard as their own purview, the renaming of such a committee by its new chair, as is occasionally done at the start of a new session, particularly when ...
St. Louis County Election Director Forced Out by Election Board After November Failures 21.1.2015 BradBlog
St. Louis County Director of Elections Rita Days, a former Democratic state Senator who we reported on last November, was unanimously removed from office by the County Board of Elections Commissioners on Tuesday night, according to a late report from KMOV... ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- After coming under scrutiny ...
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Brad on Thom Hartmann Radio: Wrapping Up a Few More Races From Election 2014 [VIDEO] 7.1.2015 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 ...
Oh, Yeah, Jeb's Running... 7.1.2015 BradBlog
As Florida prepares to become the 36th state in the union to follow the Constitution and allow marriage equality after midnight tonight, Jeb Bush is still trying to figure out how to win the 2016 nomination for President from the base of the Republican Party, while still maintaining viability for ...
Oh, Yeah, Jeb's Running... 6.1.2015 BradBlog
As Florida prepares to become the 36th state in the union to follow the Constitution and allow marriage equality after midnight tonight, Jeb Bush is still trying to figure out how to win the 2016 nomination for President from the base of the Republican Party, while still maintaining viability for ...
Posner's Penance: Revered Reagan-Appointed Jurist's Plea to SCOTUS to Overturn His Own Landmark Ruling on Photo ID Voting Laws 5.1.2015 BradBlog
- with Brad Friedman [An earlier version of this article was originally published by Truthout...] Both election integrity advocates and dissembling GOP proponents of Photo ID voting restrictions were taken by surprise in late 2013 when 7th Circuit Court Judge Richard A. Posner said, during an interview with HuffPo Live, that the ...
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"A Terrible Idea": The Full Failure of E-Voting, E-Counting, "Open Source" and Internet Voting 31.12.2014 Truthout.com
This guy, Tom Scott of Computerphile, is right on the money in every respect, when it comes to electronic voting --- be it via touch-screen computers, paper ballot optical-scan systems or, God forbid, Internet Voting. If I was British, and younger, and better looking, and smarter, this would be me... After almost 11 years at this, it's great to see that at least a few folks are finally getting it. While many understand some of the problems of e-voting, too many still think those probs can be solved with "paper trails" or "open source systems" or Vote-by-Mail or, somehow, even Internet Voting (via phone, tablet or elsewhere). Scott clearly understands, and smartly explains in the short video above, why the problems of electronic voting and tabulating cannot be solved by any of those methods, no matter how much many otherwise well-intentioned folks may wish they could be. Scott starts off by citing the extraordinary failure of Gov. Chris Christie's emergency Internet Voting scheme , hurriedly (and ...
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'A Terrible Idea': The Full Failure of E-Voting, E-Counting, 'Open Source' and Internet Voting [VIDEO] 23.12.2014 BradBlog
This guy, Tom Scott of Computerphile, is right on the money in every respect, when it comes to electronic voting -- be it via touch-screen computers, paper ballot optical-scan systems or, God forbid, Internet Voting. If I was British, and younger, and better looking, and smarter, this would be ...
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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 ...
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