Saturday, December 16, 2017

Tag: GOP

Making Russia The Enemy

The rising hysteria about Russia is best understood as fulfilling two needs for Official Washington: the Military Industrial Complex's transitioning from the “war on terror” to a more lucrative “new cold war” – and blunting the threat that a President Trump poses to the neoconservative/liberal-interventionist foreign-policy establishment. By hyping the...

Whither the Iran Deal Under Trump?

How the president-elect might pick apart one of the Obama administration's signature accomplishments. In the aftermath of Donald Trump's upset victory, no foreign policy question looms larger than the fate of the Iran nuclear deal. That central component of President Barack Obama’s legacy was the focus of Trump's contempt on...

Donald Trump was right: The Election was Rigged. In his favour.

ETHNIC VOTES STOLEN IN CRUCIAL STATES HELP FIX US ELECTION FOR TRUMP, REVEALS GREG PALAST. Throughout the US election campaign one of The Donald’s main refrains was “this election is rigged.” Turns out this particular Trump election rallying cry wasn’t a lie... Well, not entirely. Veteran election investigator Greg Palast has uncovered...

Did Republicans Rig the Election?

Fred Leidel was born in 1916, before women got the right to vote. At 99 years old, he biked to the polls in Madison, Wisconsin, on Election Day. He designed propeller blades for airplanes during World War II and was an engineering professor at the University of Wisconsin. Everyone...

The Election was Stolen – Here’s How…

Before a single vote was cast, the election was fixed by GOP and Trump operatives. Starting in 2013 – just as the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act – a coterie of Trump operatives, under the direction of Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State, created a system to purge...

Never Trump GOP preparing to work with Trump to squeeze Iran

Republicans in Congress who vigorously opposed Donald Trump's run for president are now preparing to work with the incoming Trump administration on a number of foreign policy and national security issues where their policies overlap. First on their agenda is drastically increasing sanctions on Iran. “There are several issues that...

There Are 868 Fewer Places to Vote in 2016 Because the Supreme Court Gutted...

Nearly half of counties that previously approved voting changes with the federal government have cut polling places this election. When Aracely Calderon, a naturalized US citizen from Guatemala, went to vote in downtown Phoenix just before the polls closed in Arizona’s March 22 presidential primary, there were more than 700...

A City Clerk Opposed an Early-Voting Site at UW–Green Bay Because Students Lean More...

Carly Stumpner, a junior biology major at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay, had an hour between classes to vote during Wisconsin’s April 5 presidential primary. But when she arrived at her polling place on campus, the line stretched for two hours across the student union. She returned to the...

GOP States Keep Ignoring Court Orders to Restore Voting Rights

On July 29, US District Judge James Peterson called Wisconsin’s process for issuing voter IDs “unconstitutional,” “a wretched failure,” and “pretty much a disaster.” The state’s strict voter-ID law “has disenfranchised a number of citizens who are unquestionably qualified to vote, and these disenfranchised citizens are overwhelmingly African American...

Voter ID in Wisconsin, a Slow-Motion Train Wreck

MADISON -- A federal judge held a hearing Wednesday to determine if procedures put in place by Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to implement the state's new voter ID law were sufficient to protect the right to vote. The advocacy organization One Wisconsin Now was asking the judge to...

Ohio’s process for removing voters from rolls is illegal, court rules

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted on Friday in a case involving removal of names from voter registration rolls. The case was based on a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and other entities arguing that Husted was...

There’s no such thing as a victimless billionaire: Inside the shadowy voter fraud conspiracy...

Greg Palast uncovers voter suppression beneath alleged fraud in new documentary, "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy". On Dec. 4, 2000, Salon ran a story by investigative journalist Greg Palast that added a whole new dimension to the controversy over the election in Florida — a premeditated, racially skewed effort...

Controversial anti-voter fraud program risks disenfranchising voters through racial bias, report finds

Back in 2005, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach — who as chair of his state's Republican Party championed an illegal voter suppression technique called "caging" — launched a program called Interstate Crosscheck to compare voter registration data across states and ferret out evidence of double voting. The program has...

Why Did the Saudi Regime and Other Gulf Tyrannies Donate Millions to the Clinton...

As the numerous and obvious ethical conflicts surrounding the Clinton Foundation receive more media scrutiny, the tactic of Clinton-loyal journalists is to highlight the charitable work done by the foundation, and then insinuate — or even outright state — that anyone raising these questions is opposed to its charity. James Carville...

The GOP’s Stealth War Against Voters

Will an anti-voter-fraud program designed by one of Trump's advisers deny tens of thousands their right to vote in November? When Donald Trump claimed, "the election's going to be rigged," he wasn't entirely wrong. But the threat was not, as Trump warned, from Americans committing the crime of "voting many,...
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Why Ohio has purged at least 200,000 from the voter rolls

CHRIS BURY: Larry Harmon, a lifelong Ohioan who has lived in the same house near Akron for 16 years, never gave his voting registration a second thought. LARRY HARMON: I’ve been voting since 1976. A couple of times I didn’t vote. If I felt I wasn’t up on the issues...

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina Voter ID Requirement

A federal appeals court decisively struck down North Carolina’s voter identification law on Friday, saying its provisions deliberately “target African-Americans with almost surgical precision” in an effort to depress black turnout at the polls. The sweeping 83-page decision by a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the...

Democratic Congresswoman Suggests Trump May Be a Clinton Plant

Some conservative Republicans disgusted by Donald Trump's offensive, scorched-earth campaign have long suspected their party’s nominee to be secretly in league with his erstwhile friends Bill and Hillary Clinton. They wonder whether Bill Clinton and Trump worked out an agreement — perhaps during the course of that “casual” phone...

Use it or lose it: Occasional Ohio voters may be shut out in November

When Larry Harmon tried to vote on a marijuana initiative in November in his hometown of Kent, Ohio, the 59-year-old software engineer found his name had been struck from the voter rolls. Two hours south in Zanesville, restaurant worker Chris Conrad, 37, was also told he was no longer registered. Both...

State failing on voter ID

New, restrictive voter ID rules will be in place for the first major election come Wisconsin's primary on April 5. And while the law also mandates that the state run a public service campaign to educate voters on what forms of ID are acceptable, the state simply has failed...

A Mafia Don with a Pompadour

Every four years Americans get to vote for a President. The last President who might have made a positive difference to the country and the world was John F. Kennedy. Just before his assassination, JFK was moving to disengage from Vietnam. He was in a back-channel dialogue with Soviet...

New Filing in Voter Rights Lawsuit Exposes Serious Flaws at DMV Providing Voters With...

Erroneous Denials and Bureaucratic Bumbling Taking the Franchise Away From Legal Voters. MADISON, Wis. — A new filing in a lawsuit brought by One Wisconsin Institute and other voter rights advocates exposes serious flaws at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in the process for providing Wisconsinites with the ID...

A conservative judge’s devastating take on why voter ID laws are evil

In a rational world, the debate over voter ID laws would be ended by the eloquent, incisive and angry opinion issued late last week by U.S. Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner of Chicago in a case concerning Wisconsin. But this isn't a rational world. So not only will the debate...

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