Posts Tagged ‘elections’

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[...]

December 16th, 2022 - 3:15 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Republican blood is thinner than water

Tom Baio and his wife, residents of Morris County, New Jersey, forwarded their daughter’s mail ballot to her in New York City, where she works as a photographer. And she voted. Against him. Baio, a Republican, is a New Jersey township committeeman — or was. He lost by 3 votes. Now heR[...]

December 10th, 2022 - 12:33 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Racism

A tale of two prison sentences

Ronald Sandlin, 35, a Capitol rioter, traveled from Tennessee to Washington D.C. with two other men “in a rental car packed with two pistols, two magazines of ammunition, cans of bear mace, gas masks, body armor, several knives and other gear, according to prosecutors.” On Jan. 6, 2021, [...]

December 2nd, 2022 - 12:17 pm § in Republicans

The GOP’s “stolen 1960 election” myth debunked

Republicans have been lying about elections for a very long time. From Raw Story (here): “Grab the nearest Republican and ask them, ‘How did John Kennedy win the election in 1960?’ Most will answer, ‘Mayor Daley stole the election in Chicago.’ In the modern era, that [...]

November 30th, 2022 - 2:02 pm § in Law and Courts, Republicans

Two media outlets, two headlines

The backstory: James Holkeboer, 68, a Michigan election worker, was arrested and “charged with two felonies after allegedly inserting a flash drive into a computer containing confidential voter registration data” during the August 2, 2022, primary, according to Reuters (story here). Head[...]

November 23rd, 2022 - 1:56 am § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

How prevalent is voting fraud in Washington?

Prosecutors have filed criminal charges in 42 voting cases since 2007, and 3 of those were dismissed, according to a Seattle TV station (read story here). Those cases involved a variety of behavior: Voting in two states, voting someone else’s ballot, a mail thief voting stolen ballots. Does th[...]