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October 31st, 2022 - 10:03 pm § in Politics, Racism, Republicans

Florida GOPers target ex-felons for voter suppression

In 2018, Florida voters restored ex-felons’ voting rights, except for murder and sex felonies (see story here). The GOP governor and legislature hate that law, but can’t repeal it, because it’s enshrined in the state constitution. So they first tried whittling it back, by tacking o[...]

September 16th, 2022 - 10:16 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

The voting machine wars

Voting machines have been breached by Trump loyalists in at least three states. In all these cases, they gained physical access to the machines and/or obtained confidential software and data. The consequences: “Sensitive voting system passwords posted online. Copies of confidential voting soft[...]

May 31st, 2022 - 5:39 pm § in Politics

Say no to “vote integrity” doorbellers

They’ve come to Washington. Volunteer canvassers want to know if you or someone in your household shouldn’t be registered to vote. That’s between you and election officials, and none of their business. If they come to your home, there’s no point in being rude, but you should [...]

October 18th, 2020 - 12:21 am § in Politics

If you die before Nov. 3, does your vote count?

Generally speaking, it depends on your state’s election laws, and those laws vary. At least two states, South Dakota and Wisconsin, require you to be alive on Election Day for your vote to count. Florida, by law, does not. Ohio, in practice, does not. In addition, there are all sorts of odd t[...]

September 6th, 2018 - 6:19 pm § in Donald Trump

ICE subpoenas N. Carolina voter records

Trump’s immigration police want North Carolina’s voting records. All of them. Not just those of individuals suspected of being non-citizens, but everybody’s. Why? Are we all illegal now? Read story here. Note: If you live in a Republican state, don’t expect your state officia[...]

November 19th, 2016 - 4:06 am § in Misc.

Susan Goding on Proportional Voting

Howard Dean’s Oped in the NY Times Promotes Ranked Choice Voting. The headline makes it seem like a proportional voting is a narrower issue than it really is. Proportional voting would create more partisan and racial diversity on city and county council and school boards. District elections ma[...]

October 28th, 2014 - 2:05 pm § in Politics

Why Do So Many Republicans Commit Voting Fraud?

Voting fraud is rare in America. All reputable studies confirm this. So we’re speaking in relative terms. Most people, whether Democrats or Republicans, don’t vote on other people’s ballots, vote more than once, etc. But, though rare, it does occasionally happen. This article exami[...]

October 27th, 2014 - 10:12 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Why Do Some UW Professors Feel Voting Is Beneath Them?

One of my contacts at the University of Washington told me this weekend some of his colleagues won’t vote in next week’s election. I asked him why — after all, you expect intellectual types to be socially and politically engaged — and he said because once they’ve got th[...]

October 23rd, 2014 - 7:32 pm § in America, Politics

VOTE, DAMN YOU, VOTE

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October 21st, 2014 - 12:13 pm § in America, Politics

Yes, We Need A Republican Party

Let’s face it, the GOP has plenty of followers, whether we like it or not.  These include flat earthers, birthers, tinfoil hatters, flying saucer and black helicopter believers, Ku Kluxers, abortion doctor killers, and other assorted misfits and morons.  Look, I’m not against having a [...]