Posts Tagged ‘elections’

March 4th, 2020 - 8:20 am § in Politics


Joe Biden, derisively called “Sleepy Joe” by Trump, and written off as politically dead by pundits just a few days ago, leaped ahead of Bernie Sanders in the Democratic nomination race on Super Tuesday by sweeping the South and winning the home states of two other erstwhile candidates (K[...]

November 6th, 2019 - 12:34 pm § in Politics

Kentucky GOP legislators threaten to overturn election!

ILLEGITIMATE. That’s a word you may hear describing Kentucky’s Republican governor, Matt Bevin, if the state’s GOP-controlled legislature follows through on a threat by Republican Senate President Robert Stivers to keep him in office by invoking a state constitutional provision [...]

December 3rd, 2018 - 6:38 pm § in America, Politics

Republicans don’t believe in democracy or respect elections.

It’s bad enough that Republicans enjoy unequal voting power in the Electoral College and U.S. Senate,* and obtain further electoral advantages from gerrymandering and vote suppression. But for them, that’s not enough. If the voters comprising the Not-Republicans majority can get over the[...]

November 30th, 2018 - 7:20 pm § in Politics

GOP House win in North Carolina comes under scrutiny

State election board investigating theft of absentee ballots; new election possible The outcome of a House election nominally won by the GOP in North Carolina was thrown into doubt Friday when the state election board declined to certify a winner, and instead opened an investigation into whether an[...]

November 11th, 2018 - 9:16 pm § in America, Politics

How Americans settle close and disputed elections (in fact, not fantasy)

Ultimately, our government’s legitimacy derives from the consent of the governed, and we agree to abide by election results by mutual consent. While our system of government is not strictly based on majority rule, all of our elections are governed the principle of majority rule — i.e., h[...]

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

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 Uncategorized

If horses could vote …

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

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

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

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 Uncategorized

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-[...]