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Category Archive: Voting Rights

Apr 15 2014

Judson Phillips Has a Thinking Problem

Some people have drinking problems; Judson Phillips of Tea Party Nation seems to have a thinking problem. In his latest missive, he stirs up a frothy mix of bad math, false assumptions and lies to claim that more than a million Democrats voted twice in the 2012 election, ensuring Obama the win.

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Apr 13 2014

Miami-Dade Closes All Bathrooms on Election Day

In one of the most staggering bits of malfeasance I’ve ever heard of, Miami-Dade County in Florida has decided to shut all the bathrooms at polling places on election day, preventing anyone in line to vote from going to the bathroom.

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Apr 11 2014

Root Claims Massive Voter Fraud

Wayne Allen Root, a birther and major conspiracy monger who was once the vice presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party, put out a video commentary a few weeks ago claiming that Obama only won in 2012 because “Democratic voters across this country are voting four times, five times, 10 times each for the Democrats.” His …

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Apr 06 2014

Another False Voter Fraud Freakout

It’s been a couple months since a state official announced that they had found vast numbers of possible instances of voter fraud, prompting a tsunami of outrage from Republican legislators who demand that Something Be Done. This time it’s North Carolina.

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Apr 03 2014

FL Purge Declared Illegal. Again.

Rick Scott’s 2012 voter purge, which was so blatantly illegal and the lists so inaccurate that even Republican county clerks in the state refused to go along with it, has been declared illegal (PDF) by a federal appeals court. The DOJ said at the time it was illegal and they’ve now been vindicated. The National …

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Mar 27 2014

Abbott’s Anti-Voting Rights Crusade

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, likely the next governor of that state, has been on a crusade against the “epidemic” of voter fraud, pushing a voter ID law and other measures, to stop it. But his office can only come up with a grand total of six cases in the last 13 years, two of …

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Mar 27 2014

O’Keefe’s Latest Bit of Stupid

The ongoing shitshow that is perpetual frat boy James O’Keefe continues to emit staggering amounts of idiocy. His latest undercover video, in which he dresses up as a hunter (I guess the pimp outfit was at the cleaners), has him asking a Republican congressman about an amendment he sponsored to the Voting Rights Act that …

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Feb 17 2014

Holder: Restore Felon Voting Rights

Attorney General Eric Holder gave a talk at a criminal justice symposium at Georgetown Law School and urged states to change their laws that restrict felons from voting after they serve their sentence. The federal government has no authority to order this, it’s up to the states. From his talk:

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Feb 01 2014

More Voter Fraud Lies

One of the leaders of a black conservative group is lying about voter fraud yet again and OneNewsNow, the American Family Association’s “news” outlet, is spreading that lie far and wide. In an article about a proposed update to the Voting Rights Act, you find this little gem:

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Feb 01 2014

Monckton: Poor, Elderly Shouldn’t Vote

Just in case you had the absurd notion that “Lord” Christopher Monckton couldn’t get any more loathsome than he already is, you really should read his latest Worldnetdaily column. He actually argues that anyone who gets any form of public assistance, including Medicare, should be prevented from voting.

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Jan 26 2014

Bipartisan Election Commission Destroys Republican Talking Points

The Presidential Commission on Election Administration, led by Democratic lawyer Bob Bauer and Republican lawyer Ben Ginsberg, who ran the Bush recount efforts in Florida in 2000, has issued a final report that pretty much destroys Republican claims about voter fraud and how elections should be run. Rick Hasan, one of the leading election law …

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Jan 18 2014

Fischer: Only Property Owners Should Vote

Bryan Fischer delivered his usual inane screed, saying that we should go back to the old days when only those who owned property were allowed to vote. “You know, back in the day, in the colonial period,” Fischer said, “you have to be a landowner, a property owner to be eligible to vote and I …

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Dec 27 2013

Iowa SOS Misused Federal Funds for Voter Fraud Investigation

Iowa’s Republican Secretary of State Matt Schultz is in hot water even with a fellow Republican, the state auditor, who sent him a letter telling him that he must repay the $140,000 in federal funds he used in the investigation that found a whopping 16 cases of voter fraud in that state (out of more …

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Dec 22 2013

‘Voter Fraud’ in ‘Key Swing State’

Here’s another state investigation that found “rampant” voter fraud, a whopping 17 cases in Ohio, most of which were probably just mistakes by secretary of state office workers. But Fox News wants you to know that this happened in a “key swing state.”

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Dec 18 2013

Another Voter Fraud Investigation Comes Up Empty

Another Republican launches an investigation into “rampant” voter fraud only to come up pretty much empty in finding actual cases. This time it’s Iowa, where Secretary of State Matt Schultz has spent the last year and a half looking for cases and found a whopping five of them, most of whom had nothing to do …

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