Archive for the 'Voting Rights'

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. Read more

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. Read more

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 only support for this is the ridiculous myth about voting in Philadelphia, which has been debunked even by True the Vote, the anti-voter fraud group. Read more

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. Read more

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 Voter Registration Act could not be more clear: Read more