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December 3rd, 2018 - 6:38 pm § in America, Bill of Rights, Politics, Repugnants

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, 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[...]