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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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Texas GOP Photo ID Two-Step: Turnout Numbers Way Down, Provisional Ballot Numbers Way Up 11.11.2014 BradBlog
Despite a larger population and a contested race for an open gubernatorial seat, turnout in the state of Texas was reportedly down this year, as compared to the last mid-term election in 2010, by more than a quarter of a million votes. That data point -- a decrease of some 271,000 ...
WI Paper Ballot Scanners Failed to Count 1000s of Votes in 'Citizens United' Ballot Referendum 9.11.2014 BradBlog
Though some 5,350 voters are known to have voted in the city of Stoughton in Dane County, Wisconsin on Tuesday, just 16 of those voters were interested in voting in a local ballot referendum calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to help overturn the infamous Citizens United decision ...
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The Results Were Skewed Toward Republicans: A Response to Nate Silver 7.11.2014 BradBlog
It's been happening for years now. On the day after elections like last Tuesday's, media figures begin navel gazing to figure out how pre-election polls, created by dozens of independent pollsters using dozens of different methodologies, could all find the same thing but turn out to be so wrong once ...
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Rightwing 'Voter Integrity' Group 'True the Vote' Fails To Find Polling Place 'Voter Fraud' (Again) 7.11.2014 BradBlog
For some reason, this tweet of mine, from about 4am on Election Night, has become very popular... Man, those Democrats really suck at all that massive voter fraud they do.— Brad Friedman (@TheBradBlog) November 5, 2014 Perhaps we can chalk up its popularity to the joke it makes of right wing groups ...
KPFK 'BradCast': About Last Night 6.11.2014 BradBlog
Well, that was interesting. On this week's KPFK/Pacifica Radio BradCast I was joined by old friend Matthew Segal, co-founder of OurTime.org, to discuss whether the failure of young voters to turn out was really to blame for the results of Tuesday's red tide mid-term elections, or whether it was something else ...
Day After... 6.11.2014 BradBlog
It was a very long night here last night (just scroll down the marquee at right to get an idea), and now I'm scrambling to try and make enough sense of things to coherently put together today's BradCast on KPFK/Pacifica Radio. Wish me luck. So, for the moment, I just want ...
Reuters: Voting Probs Across Nation, Bizarre Targeting of '2,000 Election Judges' In Chicago 5.11.2014 BradBlog
While most of the media is reporting the huge Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate tonight, and the big GOP wins in a whole bunch of Governor's races, Reuters notices that there were a lot of problems for voters across the country today... (Reuters) - Voting machine and voter identification problems ...
Arkansas Poll Workers Illegally Demanding Photo ID to Vote: Arkansas Times 5.11.2014 BradBlog
Arkansas Times' Max Brantley reports tonight there are "Voter suppression reports from all over," including a "steady stream of complaints...from voters who say election officials around Arkansas demanded a photo ID before they could vote today." "The law requires election officials to ask your identity — name, age address. But they ...
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Paper Ballots 'Ran Out' in Ferguson, MO 5.11.2014 BradBlog
Long time BRAD BLOG reader Cary Aye tells us via Facebook: Just Voted in St Louis County, Ferguson 005. They ran out of paper ballots at 4:20 this afternoon and had hours long lines for 3 electronic voting machines. The poll workers said paper ballots were running out at other polling ...
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'Serious Problems' At Polls in Several States 5.11.2014 BradBlog
Zach Roth and Trymaine Lee of MSNBC highlight a number of the problems at the polls being reported so far in various states today. "Voters in Connecticut, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Alabama and other states all encountered potentially serious problems casting ballots as Americans went to the polls Tuesday," they report. ...
Touch-Screen Votes Reportedly Flipping R to D and D to R in Several VA Towns [VIDEO] 5.11.2014 BradBlog
By our count, Virginia is now the 7th state to report touch-screen voting flipping in the 2014 election (though we may have missed a few in Pennsylvania and elsewhere). During Early Voting, prior to today's mid-term, we've covered 100% unverifiable touch-screen votes reportedly flipping on screen in Texas (D to R), ...
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Alabama Reportedly Changes Rules at Last Minute to Bar Public Housing IDs for Voting 5.11.2014 BradBlog
According to a report from Aviva Shen at Think Progress (please see the cautionary note about that reporter below), the state of Alabama has decided at the last minute, just last Friday, that Public Housing IDs would not be sufficient for voting in today's mid-term elections. The determination is reportedly a ...
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