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Voter Suppression
  • From the Pork Barrel: Shifting Currency

    * Congress is considering doing away with the $1 paper bill and replacing it with a coin. Which is kind of appropriate since the dollar is only worth about a quarter anyway.

    * Show me where in the Constitution its says that the Founding Fathers intended for Christian Slater to get to vote to begin with.

    * John Boehner appointed Candice Miller to a House chair position. That should effectively solve the Republican's problems with women, don't you think?

    * Download our free iPhone and iPad app Indecision Election Companion and join us for our last Peanut Gallery event of the 2012 election cycle. We'll be watching and responding to Timothy Geithner's appearance on CBS's Face the Nation this Sunday on CBS, 10:30 am ET. So, please join us and contribute your two cents. Though, that might be asking a bit much in this economy, am I right?

    Tags: Candice Miller, House of Representatives, John Boehner, Money, Timothy Geithner, Voter Suppression
  • The Republican Plan to Win Florida for Mitt Romney

    Florida GOP logoHave you heard? The Florida State GOP came up with an ingenious and devious plan to win the Sunshine State for Republican candidate Mitt Romney this past election? Just listen to this bit of Machiavellian brilliance

    Republican leaders said in proposing the law that it was meant to save money and fight voter fraud. But a former GOP chairman and former Gov. Charlie Crist, both of whom have been ousted from the party, now say that fraud concerns were advanced only as subterfuge for the law’s main purpose: GOP victory.

    Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer says he attended various meetings, beginning in 2009, at which party staffers and consultants pushed for reductions in early voting days and hours.

    "The Republican Party, the strategists, the consultants, they firmly believe that early voting is bad for Republican Party candidates," Greer told The Post. "It's done for one reason and one reason only. … 'We’ve got to cut down on early voting because early voting is not good for us,' " Greer said he was told by those staffers and consultants.

    Unfortunately, they forgot the most important part of the plan: winning. Barack Obama received 50.01 percent of the state's vote to Romney's 49.13 percent.

    Ugh! So close, Florida Republicans. But you've got to remember the last part of the plan was the most important part. Actually, strictly speaking, it was the only important part. You can make poll lines as long as you like, but if your candidate loses, the plan kinda didn't work.

    Just remember that for next time maybe.

    Tags: Florida, Voter Fraud, Voter Suppression
  • Karl Rove: Obama Won by "Suppressing the Vote"

    Now, you may think that voter suppression is an electoral tactic favored by Republicans, due to the fact that they worked so hard to suppress votes this past cycle. But Karl Rove believes it goes both ways.

    The political strategist and super PAC heavy-hitter — who is currently on his I Didn't Lose $400 Million of Conservative Money media tour — explained to Fox News how the President engaged in a little voter suppression of his own

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    Tags: Barack Obama, Karl Rove, Voter Suppression
  • HysteriaWatch 2012: Voting Might/Will Kill You

    It's not just that nice guy next door who kept to himself or everyday household products. Now voting can kill you too…

    Ty Houston, 48, a home care registered nurse, was toiling on his absentee ballot Monday afternoon when things got strange at township offices on 13 Mile.

    Oooooo, exciting. Like the back cover of a new Stephen King novel!

    "I was filling out the form as were an elderly couple sitting at a nearby table," said Houston on Tuesday. "His wife, who was helping him fill out the ballot, asked him a couple of questions but he didn't respond. She screamed for help and I went over to see what I could do."

    Now that's how you build suspense! What sort of horrors is this innocent (OR IS HE?) bystander about to witness?

    Houston laid the victim on the floor and went to work.

    "He was dead," Houston said. "He had no heartbeat and he wasn't breathing. I started CPR, and after a few minutes he revived and started breathing again. He knew his name and his wife's name."

    Maybe he has some new special powers since he's seen THE OTHER SIDE. Can he tell us who won the election?

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    Tags: Barack Obama, Election Day 2012, HysteriaWatch 2012, Michigan, Mitt Romney, Voter Suppression
  • Self-Aware Voting Machines for Mitt Romney [VIDEO]

    For months, the Obama campaign has been targeting discrete demographics in the hopes of securing a victory of the president: they've gone after Ohio autoworkers and Pennsylvania muppeteers, binders of women and satchels of young men, single moms and office park dads. But it's possible that for all their effort, they'll be unable to overcome the advantage Mitt Romney has among one key demographic: Our nation's voting machines.

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    Tags: Election Day 2012, Pennsylvania, Voter Suppression