Posts Tagged ‘elections’

July 10th, 2024 - 6:49 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Do illegals vote?

No, illegals don’t vote, except in tiny numbers. Few things about U.S. elections are more true than this statement: Non-citizens can’t and don’t vote in federal and state elections. Voting by illegals is extremely rare and never affects election results. We’re talking about s[...]

June 21st, 2024 - 4:46 pm § in Politics

Elections don’t have to be perfect

There’s no such thing as a perfect election. Conducting a large election is a vast and complicated enterprise. Glitches occur: Polling place snafus, voting machines that didn’t work, miscounted ballots, lost ballots, and so on. But inadvertent problems and mistakes don’t target any[...]

June 6th, 2024 - 3:20 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Trump’s fake crowd waves

Trump is trying to make himself look popular. Recently he’s been caught several times waving at fictitious crowds. There was this incident, staged in a parking lot behind a stadium, and also the stunt in the video below. In addition, political operatives lie about his crowd size (as here), or [...]

May 26th, 2024 - 1:05 am § in Biden, Donald Trump, News Media, Politics, Republicans

Biden or Trump, some choice

The 2024 polls show most Americans prefer [x] neither of the above. But presidents don’t need to be popular, and usually aren’t. JFK’s popularity was a big thing in its time because popular presidents are rare. There are three important considerations in choosing a president and po[...]

May 13th, 2024 - 3:53 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

J. D. Vance hedges on 2024 election denial

Ohio isn’t really a purple state. Although one of its U.S. senators is a Democrat, its governor and two-thirds of its House delegation are Republicans, and Trump easily won the state in 2020 and is expected to repeat in 2024. J. D. Vance (photo, left), Ohio’s Republican junior senator, e[...]

May 23rd, 2023 - 6:26 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Kari Lake threatens to register dogs and gilas to vote

In the wake of her latest court defeat (details here), Kari Lake is vowing to “show up to a knife fight with a gun” and “register every man, woman, dog, Gila monster” to vote (read story here). In a ballyhooed “huge announcement” on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, Lake cla[...]

April 10th, 2023 - 10:26 am § in Politics, Republicans

These people don’t deserve to vote

And right now, they can’t. In Buckingham County, a sparsely populated rural area in central Virginia, there isn’t a functioning election system. Residents can’t register to vote, candidate paperwork isn’t processed, and there’s no one to conduct elections. Why? Because[...]

March 27th, 2023 - 3:58 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Republicans

GOP tale of disenfranchised veteran is fake news

I’m for fair, accurate, and transparent elections, and protecting the right to vote; and I have nothing against losing candidates pursuing legal remedies in the courts to straighten out election frauds, irregularities, or mistakes. But when the facts aren’t on your side, you lose. A GOP [...]

March 27th, 2023 - 3:26 pm § in Biden, Politics, Republicans

Why do Republicans think crazy is a winning election strategy?

Probably because they’ve been around their own voters too long, and need to get out of the barn more. After 3 teachers and 3 kids were murdered by an AK47-wielding woman at a Nashville Christian school on Monday, March 27, 2023 (see story here), a survivor of the July 4, 2022, Highland Park pa[...]

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[...]