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Election Fraud

Friday Talking Points -- Bad Hombres And Nasty Women Unite!

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.21.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Maybe this, together with all the dark talk of "rigged elections" from Trump will finally provide a dash of enthusiasm for Clinton, here at the homestretch -- it'd certainly be a fitting end to the most bizarre presidential campaign of everyone's lifetimes.

Trump's Bogus Election Rigging Claims

Inge Fryklund | Posted 08.23.2016 | Politics
Inge Fryklund

Trump has warned that the election process is "rigged," and if he loses, it will mean the election was stolen from him. How does Trump think election rigging would actually occur?

A Majority Of Republican Voters Fear Something That Virtually Never Happens

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.23.2016 | Politics

More than one in three Americans is very concerned about a boogeyman named “voter fraud,” so it’s time to shine a flashlight under the bed: Neit...

Trump Says Only Way Clinton Can Win Pennsylvania Is If 'They Cheat'

Reuters/HuffPost | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.13.2016 | Politics

Republican Donald Trump on Friday said the only way Hillary Clinton can win Pennsylvania is if “they cheat,” and backed away from comments calling...

The Summer of Trump: Vulnerability and the Social Contract

Paul Stoller | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Paul Stoller

Several days ago I went ocean fishing with a friend and colleague. We looked forward to a glorious day out in the Atlantic--blue skies, calm seas, an...

Trump Attacks Legitimacy Of Elections, Top Republicans Go Silent

The Huffington Post | S.V. Dáte | Posted 08.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump appears to have decided that the only way he can lose the November election is if it is stolen from him, thereby putting R...

I'm A Sanders Supporter Who Is Happily Voting For Clinton/Kaine

Ming Holden | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Ming Holden

I'm a pro-choice liberal who voted for Sanders in the primary, so it should surprise no one that Tim Kaine, a Midwestern white man who voiced personal beliefs against abortion, was not my first pick for Hillary Clinton's running mate. But maybe that puts me in a unique position to contribute some thoughts about why I'm voting for Clinton/Kaine.

Senate Candidate Fails Miserably At Dodging Questions About Election Fraud

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics

DENVER -- There's dodging questions, and then there's... whatever you call this: Jon Keyser is the Republican establishment's favored candidat...

Maybe Republicans Should Be More Concerned About Election Fraud Than Voter Fraud

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics

The Republican primary to determine who will challenge Colorado’s Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet this fall has been consumed by allegations that one...

Naive Americans Continue to Sign Internet Petitions as Obama Laughs and Laughs

Riley Waggaman | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Riley Waggaman

It was clear from its inception that the White House's "We the People" internet petition system was a shameless public relations gimmick perhaps only ...

Only Voter Suppression Can Stop Bernie Sanders

Tony Brasunas | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
Tony Brasunas

On March 16, the media said it was over, and they're saying it's over now. But those who "do their own research" knew then that the movement had many contests left to win, and they know now that 19 states and 1,401 delegates are still available.

63,500 Reportedly Purged of Voter Registration in Brooklyn -- How Many in the US?

Carbonated.TV | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics

According to Shyla Nelson, a spokesperson for Elections Justice USA, over 63,500 individuals have been purged from voter registration rolls in Brooklyn, New York alone.

It's Not Just Arizona: Election 'Shenanigans' Have Defined the Democratic Primaries - and Benefit Hillary Clinton

Riley Waggaman | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics
Riley Waggaman

Beginning in Iowa and climaxing with the holy mess that occurred in Arizona, the Democratic presidential primaries have been a Wagnerian Ring Cycle of...

The Perils of Voting In a Texas Democratic Primary

Fred Lundgren | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics
Fred Lundgren

President Franklin D. Roosevelt remarked. "Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and...

Uganda's President Extends 30-Year Rule, Detains Rivals After Election

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 02.20.2016 | World

KAMPALA, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni extended his 30-year rule on Saturday, winning an election that international observers ...

Haiti Postpones Presidential Election As Violence Erupts

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.23.2016 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti called off its presidential election on Friday, two days before it was due, over concerns of escalating violence spar...

5 Years After the Earthquake in Haiti, The Sad State of Democracy and Human Rights

Beverly Bell | Posted 03.13.2015 | Impact
Beverly Bell

Some things never change. In Haiti, no matter the century or decade in question, one can be certain that: the state and elite are trouncing the rights and needs of the majority, the population is protesting to demand land and justice, and the international community is taking the wrong side.

E.U. Confirms Wide Fraud in Afghan Presidential Runoff Election

New York Times | Posted 12.16.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A new report by European Union election observers on Tuesday supports some of the most stark estimates of systematic electoral ...

If Mike Royko Were Here

Roger Wright | Posted 02.01.2015 | Chicago
Roger Wright

Mike Royko died young in 1997. But it's when real stories like this one about the robocalls bubble up from the political stew of chicanery, comedy and crime that is Chicago---that Royko inspires. Like he inspired this.

Citizens United? Latinos, Blacks, Wage Earners and All of Us

Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D.

Beware the thinking that the midterms draw a lower voter turnout and that recently won seats will be up for grabs come 2016. For those remotely left of center, whatever that means anymore, who think that this day after the election was a mighty hangover, just wait.

Democracy's Most Cherished Act

Robert Koehler | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Maybe democracy is still a viable concept. I harbor a vestige of hope that it is. But democracy's most cherished act has got to be something more profound than pulling a lever or making an X in a box.

Afghan Presidential Election Takes Dangerous Turn

Sam Schneider | Posted 08.20.2014 | World
Sam Schneider

Afghanistan's presidential election has taken a turn for the worst. Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah announced his decision to boycott the national election commission and demand the vote-counting process be brought to a grinding halt.

Friday Talking Points -- From Bears to Zombies

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Gay marriage is becoming legal in so many states, it's hard to keep up these days. As federal court after federal court strikes down laws against marriage equality, some politicians have realized it's a losing battle.

Leave Election Integrity to Chance

American Statistical Association | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
American Statistical Association

Even if we count votes by hand, there will be mistakes. How can we have confidence in the results?

John Celock

Kansas Immigration Foe Gets Mixed Message From Republicans | John Celock | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas state Senate passed legislation Thursday evening that would give Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) power to investig...