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Election Fraud

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
Carbonated.TV

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Playing Dirty: Lying, Fraud Rock Elections

Mother Jones | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

America has come a long way from the days of Jim Crow segregation, but our voting system is far from perfect, and even today there are organizations c...

America: Land of Shady Elections

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

If a country proclaimed itself as the standard-bearer for democracy around the world, while a son of one of the country's presidential candidates owned voting machines in a state known for swinging elections, would you take that country's claims seriously?

Throwing a Yellow Flag at Election Officials

Mike Edwards | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Mike Edwards

The NFL removes an official from a game for merely being a fan, and yet our elections are being officiated by the players themselves. This, of course, has consequences.

GOP-Linked Firm's Fraud Puts Thousands Of Voters At Risk

Miami Herald | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE -- The obviously fraudulent applications filed by a vendor hired by the Republican Party of Florida have gained wide attention in a case t...

Voter ID Defenders Make Major Admission

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

Defendants in a case against one of the nation's strictest voter ID laws in Pennsylvania made a major concession to plaintiffs this week, just days ah...

Text Messages Implicate Speaker And State Rep In Election Fraud

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.19.2012 | Detroit

While a fiery prosecutor's report condemns their actions and Democrats call for their resignations, it appears that, for the moment, Michigan House Sp...

Gessler: A 'Good Election' Is When 'Republicans Win'

Posted 06.26.2012 | Denver

On Tuesday, ColoradoPols.com unearthed a video of Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler talking about election integrity that may raise some eyebr...