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June 12th, 2018 - 4:38 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Infantile governor throws election tantrum

“Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) said he would ‘probably not’ certify the results of Tuesday’s primary election” because he doesn’t like his state’s new “ranked choice” voting system that Republicans unsuccessfully fought against in federal and state co[...]

December 28th, 2017 - 7:42 am § in Repugnants

If horses could vote …

… get a load of that expression.  [...]

December 28th, 2017 - 7:32 am § in Repugnants

Sore loser.

Roy Moore has filed suit to block today’s scheduled certification of the U.S. Senate special election he lost to Democrat Doug Jones, alleging unspecified “irregularities” and demanding a new election. Moore previously claimed the election outcome was tainted by voting fraud, witho[...]

December 12th, 2017 - 9:28 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Moore refuses to concede

But Alabama law requires an automatic recount only if an election is within 0.5%, and Doug Jones’ election-night lead over Moore is three times that much. The Alabama secretary of state said it’s very unlikely that Jones “is not the winner.” Recounts can change a few dozen or[...]

December 7th, 2017 - 6:14 pm § in Repugnants

A real case of voting fraud!

Steve Curtis, a former chairman of Colorado’s Republican Party, said on his radio show during the 2016 election campaign, “virtually every case of voter fraud I can remember in my lifetime was committed by Democrats.” Today, a jury found Curtis guilty of signing and voting his ex-[...]

July 7th, 2017 - 12:40 am § in The Ave Scene

It’s time to fix Washington’s flawed public disclosure rules

One hundred eighty-five candidates just filed to run for public office in Spokane County, many were in  violation of the Public Disclosure Commission rules . “If everybody’s violating the law, there’s something wrong with the law, there’s not something wrong with everybody,” said conser[...]

October 14th, 2016 - 1:27 am § in America, Politics

Game of Thrones …as we approach election season

Understanding Game of Thrones as an American[...]

April 30th, 2016 - 10:23 am § in Politics

If you want to vote, don’t move to Kansas

The ACLU says only a third of new voter registrations in Kansas are being approved. The rest are stymied by the state’s stiff proof-of-citizenship rules. So if you’re thinking of moving to Kansas for a job or to start a business, don’t plan on voting in the upcoming presidential e[...]

April 21st, 2016 - 12:05 pm § in Politics

Tea Party loses another high-stakes redistricting fight in SCOTUS

For the second time in a row, the Supreme Court has rebuffed efforts by Tea Party activists to redraw America’s election maps in favor of rural conservatives. First, let’s quickly review the SCOTUS redistricting jurisprudence of the last half century. In Baker v. Carr (1962), the Court [...]

October 12th, 2015 - 8:50 am § in Misc.

How Much Does Democracy Cost?

NYT: Just 158 families gave nearly half early money in presidential race… Donors revealed…[...]