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January 9th, 2023 - 9:08 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Pennsylvania county recounts 2020 election

“More than two years after the last ballot was cast in the 2020 election, Lycoming County plans to recount all presidential votes by hand — an extraordinary step no other Pennsylvania county has taken,” Raw Story reported (here) on Monday, January 9, 2023, adding, “County commiss[...]

December 16th, 2022 - 3:15 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Republican blood is thinner than water

Tom Baio and his wife, residents of Morris County, New Jersey, forwarded their daughter’s mail ballot to her in New York City, where she works as a photographer. And she voted. Against him. Baio, a Republican, is a New Jersey township committeeman — or was. He lost by 3 votes. Now heR[...]

December 10th, 2022 - 12:33 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Racism

A tale of two prison sentences

Ronald Sandlin, 35, a Capitol rioter, traveled from Tennessee to Washington D.C. with two other men “in a rental car packed with two pistols, two magazines of ammunition, cans of bear mace, gas masks, body armor, several knives and other gear, according to prosecutors.” On Jan. 6, 2021, [...]

December 2nd, 2022 - 12:17 pm § in Republicans

The GOP’s “stolen 1960 election” myth debunked

Republicans have been lying about elections for a very long time. From Raw Story (here): “Grab the nearest Republican and ask them, ‘How did John Kennedy win the election in 1960?’ Most will answer, ‘Mayor Daley stole the election in Chicago.’ In the modern era, that [...]

November 30th, 2022 - 2:02 pm § in Law and Courts, Republicans

Two media outlets, two headlines

The backstory: James Holkeboer, 68, a Michigan election worker, was arrested and “charged with two felonies after allegedly inserting a flash drive into a computer containing confidential voter registration data” during the August 2, 2022, primary, according to Reuters (story here). Head[...]

November 23rd, 2022 - 1:56 am § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

How prevalent is voting fraud in Washington?

Prosecutors have filed criminal charges in 42 voting cases since 2007, and 3 of those were dismissed, according to a Seattle TV station (read story here). Those cases involved a variety of behavior: Voting in two states, voting someone else’s ballot, a mail thief voting stolen ballots. Does th[...]

November 23rd, 2022 - 12:10 am § in Democrats, Law and Courts, Republicans

Is the Georgia Senate runoff election fair to Republicans?

God gave us brains to think with, so let’s see if we can figure out this brain-teaser. Political factions have been gaming elections since the first Neanderthal tribal chieftain election ~400,000 years ago, when voting was with clubs. Today’s USA elections aren’t necessarily a whol[...]

November 8th, 2022 - 10:27 am § in Democrats, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Ohio man is killed by neighbor for being a Democrat

An Ohio father was killed for being a Democrat on Saturday, November 4, 2022, right before midterm elections. Anthony King (below), 43, was gunned down in cold blood in his backyard in front of his family. A next-door neighbor, Austin Gene Gibbs (photo, left), 26, is charged with the crime (read sto[...]

November 7th, 2022 - 6:06 pm § in Politics

U.S. elections are a foreign tourist attraction

I once read about a man who attends circuses to watch the lion tamer acts. He said he hopes the lions don’t eat the trainer, but if they do, he wants to be there. Our elections are now that kind of circus. “On Monday, The New Republic reported that foreign tourists are coming to the Uni[...]

November 3rd, 2022 - 3:47 pm § in Politics, Republicans

A brief primer on legal standing

A Michigan county judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Michigan Republican Party and Republican National Committee complaining the city of Flint didn’t hire enough GOP election inspectors. On the surface, they might have a good case on the merits. State law requires election administrators t[...]