Posts Tagged ‘elections’

September 14th, 2022 - 1:17 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Voting fraud unearthed!

Republicans insist there’s voting fraud, and even though our elections are generally secure, it’s hard to argue with them — because they keep committing it. Today’s story comes from Rensselaer County, New York (see map here), which includes the city of Troy, and politically l[...]

September 1st, 2022 - 10:22 pm § in America, Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics

Was Biden’s “Soul of the Nation” speech political and divisive?

That’s what Republicans claim (here), but I doubt they’d praise anything Biden said, no matter what it was. Biden delivered his “Soul of the Nation” speech on Thursday, September 1, 2022, using Philadelphia’s Independence Hall and two U.S. Marines as props. (All politic[...]

August 25th, 2022 - 6:46 pm § in Politics

Will Florida governor’s “voting fraud” cases blow up in his face?

Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis, who wants to be president, set up a special squad of election cops to hunt down voting fraud. They went after the low-hanging fruit first: Ex-convicts. In 2018, Florida voters voted overwhelmingly in favor of restoring ex-felons’ voting rights by passing a state [...]

August 25th, 2022 - 3:34 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, News Media, Politics

How to deal with GOP fantasies

The world is a cacophony of noise, and we learn to tune it out. My professional background is news reporting and law; so I was trained to be careful about factual accuracy, and reach conclusions by a process of fact-based reasoning. In my lines of work, getting the facts right mattered. But then, th[...]

August 21st, 2022 - 5:30 pm § in Politics

Kansas abortion foes got their recount and here’s what it shows

In the first ballot-box test of abortion rights after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the Kansas electorate kept abortion legal in their state, by a vote of 543,855 (59%) to 378,466 (41%), see details here. Anti-abortion activists requested a recount, raising $50,000 online, with another $[...]

August 18th, 2022 - 2:10 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Racism

Florida voting police nab 20 vote thieves!

Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis’s new “Office of Election Crimes and Security” has identified 20 cases of suspected voting fraud since going into business on July 1, The Hill reported on Wednesday, August 18, 2022 (read story here). All of the cases are from Palm Beach, Broward, and [...]

August 17th, 2022 - 5:25 pm § in Politics

Why you must do due diligence on down-ballot candidates

It isn’t just big political races that matter anymore. Extremists are trying to take over everything from election offices to library and school boards. If they win, the consequences will be unpleasant. It’s essential now to know what you’re voting for in every race for every offic[...]

August 2nd, 2022 - 10:00 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Dead voters in Arizona

You may recall after Fox News called Arizona for Biden an angry mob of Trumpers threatened to storm the Maricopa County elections office (story here). Weeks later, they called GOP Gov. Ducey a “traitor” for certifying the election (story here). Even after Biden took office, disgruntled A[...]

July 29th, 2022 - 12:53 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Rogue sheriff backs vote fraudsters, not election laws

At its heart, it’s a partisan stunt, but also a crime. Kinda like setting fire to a barn to “prove” an arsonist is on the loose. In Wisconsin, GOP activists fraudulently applied for absentee ballots using the names of prominent people, including the state assembly speaker, to ̶[...]

June 30th, 2022 - 3:47 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Biden’s hypocritical new stance on filibuster

Biden, who has opposed changing the Senate filibuster rule, is now calling for a “carveout” to pass federal abortion rights (see story here). But he still hasn’t endorsed carveouts for anything else, beyond the existing exceptions for spending bills and judicial nominees. Look, abo[...]