Tag Archives: early voting

  It's Definitely Not About Race

Georgia Republican Will Save Democracy From Black People

Frank Millar's nightmare
Republican Georgia state Sen. Fran Millar knows what elections are about. Elections are about winning. They are NOT, however, about letting just anybody vote, especially if they comprise the majority in a particular part of Atlanta, if you get his drift. Actually you don’t need to get his drift, because he just says it openly: Millar has vowed to end early voting at a DeKalb County polling place that simply has too many blacks in the neighborhood. Read more on Georgia Republican Will Save Democracy From Black People…
  year of the ratfuck

Some Lady Trying To Stop Ohio From Suppressing Minority Voters, Right, As If

So here’s what happens when Republicans start turning voter suppression into a competition: In Ohio, it’s gotten so bad that a state representative is leading an effort to add a Voter Bill of Rights to the state Constitution to prevent any more efforts to muck around with the ability to vote. Ohio state Rep. Alicia Reece had been told by several of her older family members that there was no way the Supreme Court would ever rescind the federal Voting Rights Act — and then last year, the bastards went and did it, because of how there’s no more discrimination anymore. Just efforts to restrict ways of voting that a lot of minorities use to vote, like early voting, weekend voting, and same-day registration. And hey, if those changes happen to impact Democrats than Republicans, that’s just too bad, as long as no one’s foolish enough to come right out and announce that’s the laws’ intent. Read more on Some Lady Trying To Stop Ohio From Suppressing Minority Voters, Right, As If…
  the voting whites act

Tyrannical Justice Department Will Sue To Force Its ‘Let Everybody Vote’ Agenda on North Carolina

The U.S. Department of Justice will sue to block North Carolina’s terrible new voter suppression laws, according to the Associated Press. Attorney General Eric Holder seems to think that even after the Supreme Court threw out part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the rest of it still remains in effect and the federal government has an interest in ensuring that blacks and poors can vote, so he will ram equality down North Carolina’s throat. Why is Holder so indifferent to the state legislature’s perfectly legitimate desire to engineer a voting advantage for the Republican party? Read more on Tyrannical Justice Department Will Sue To Force Its ‘Let Everybody Vote’ Agenda on North Carolina…
  flotus files

Michelle Obama Invites Awesome Haitian Lady To SOTU FLOTUS Box

Your FLOTUS correspondent can smell an ABC Family original movie a mile away, and this one smells like some combination of Ruby Bridges, that documentary about the choir for elderly people, and scallions. It is the story of Desaline Victor. Who is Desaline Victor? “At age 102, it’s possible Desaline Victor is the oldest guest ever to attend a State of the Union address.” We are apparently not one hundred percent sure that she is the oldest, but we will run with it! Desaline Victor is also “an immigrant, former farm worker, and respected elder and minority from one of the poorest parts of South Florida.” Naturally, she will be sitting with First Lady Michelle Obama during the State of the Union as part of the all-important Second Term Agenda Item Dream Team. As both an immigrant and victim of Florida voting procedures, Victor brings age and experience to a guest box that will also include military families and victims of gun violence. Read more on Michelle Obama Invites Awesome Haitian Lady To SOTU FLOTUS Box…
  vote early and often

Destroying Democracy Thirty-Five Days Early: Ohio Voting Edition

Who’s got two thumbs and voted yesterday? THIS GUY. Ohio allows early voting (sort of maybe if the Secretary of State allows it?) thirty-five days before the election. Because I am a shameless political hack, I knew exactly who I was voting for when the 2012 presidential race began in 2009. (Mitt Romney, obviously.) I voted in Dayton, which Lewis Black once called “Detroit’s little brother.” That is unfair, because Detroit is kind of awesome and has Miguel Cabrera, and Dayton is the birthplace of the Incredible Hulk. Well, Bruce Banner; the Hulk was borne out of Banner’s psychological trauma and exposure to a massive dose of gamma radiation, which kind of happened in multiple places but mainly New Mexico. I did not vote in New Mexico. Yet. Read more on Destroying Democracy Thirty-Five Days Early: Ohio Voting Edition…
  those stupid confused voters

Ohio Secretary of State John Husted Refuses to Comply With Court Order That Would ‘Confuse’ Voters

Remember when Ohio Republican Secretary of State John Husted tried to extend voting hours in Republican counties, and then when everyone bitched and moaned about it he was all FINE, I WILL TURN THIS CAR AROUND AND NO ONE GETS WEEKEND VOTING, and then it came out that this was all part of a heroic plan to save the election from being sullied by certain kinds of voters? Well, now Jon Husted has had it with all of these shenanigans and with the contortions of the electoral process. This has become too darned confusing, all these voting hours being extended and then not extended and then extended for everyone except for “urban” people and whatnot, so he’s refusing to comply with a court order to expand voting hours so that voters are not “confused.” Read more on Ohio Secretary of State John Husted Refuses to Comply With Court Order That Would ‘Confuse’ Voters…
  the liberal courts ruined the weekend

Judge Restores Early Voting To All Ohioans Because He Hates The Troops

The Obama campaign filed a lawsuit way back when, like last month or something, to claim that it was unconstitutional for Ohio to allow military voters early voting time in the three days before the election without extending the same time to all Ohio voters. Mitt Romney predictably lied about it, because the only things that come out of Mitt Romney’s mouth are nouns, verbs, and lies about the nouns and verbs he just used. A federal district court judge ruled today that everyone in Ohio gets to vote the Saturday, Sunday and Monday before the election. YAY VOTING (BUT NOT FOR THE BLACK GUY, OKAY?) Read more on Judge Restores Early Voting To All Ohioans Because He Hates The Troops…
  one man no vote

Ohio May Choose The Next President (Who Will 100% Be Mitt Romney Guaranteed)

It was only a few short days ago that Mitt Romney lied for no apparent reason about Barack Obama wanting to disenfranchise military voters. Somehow, giving everyone in Ohio three extra days to vote would be like the next Pearl Harbor, except instead of Japanese bombs, Obama’s planes would drop little Dennis Kuciniches to socialize everything. But hey, Mitt Romney, turn that frown upside down! (Or that weird grin-grimace thing you do when confronted with the spectre of human feelings.) Even if you can’t hide behind the military to temporarily disenfranchise Democrats, there’s like a million other ways you could do it, because Ohio Republicans are the Steve Jobses of Democrats not voting. Read more on Ohio May Choose The Next President (Who Will 100% Be Mitt Romney Guaranteed)…
  lies and the lying liars who tell them

What Is Mitt Romney Lying About Today?

Did you know that Barack Obama hates the US military soooo much that he is trying to take away their voting rights? Mitt Romney said it, so it is a thing that could possibly have been true! (Haha, no it isn’t.) Yes, according to Old Mr. “You’ll Just Have to Trust Me,” the Barack Obama campaign is suing the state of Ohio to take away early voting for members of the military. Now, it gets a little complicated here, see if you can follow along: until last year, all Ohio voters could vote early. Then the GOP passed a bill taking away early voting for everyone but members of the military. Now the Democrats are suing to get early voting reinstated for everyone. We know that was really, REALLY complex, but were you able to follow it? You were? You didn’t read that and then have a stroke that made you differently abled, in your brain? Then you are a better man than Mitt Romney. Read more on What Is Mitt Romney Lying About Today?…
  giving ACORN more time to cheat

Charlie Crist Ruins John McCain’s Chances In Florida By Letting People Vote

We may mock Florida Governor Charlie Crist (pictured, center) for his weird penchant for dating women, but it is all in good fun: he seems like a very nice fellow and a good sport. Most of the time! Except, say, when it comes to John McCain, whom he now clearly loathes. Read more on Charlie Crist Ruins John McCain’s Chances In Florida By Letting People Vote…
  they hate freedom

EARLY VOTING IS TREASON! “This nation of lazy slobs would rather spend the next five weeks on a scum-encrusted sofa eating Hot Cheetos and watching pornography on a flat-screen than caring about our country.” [AOL Political Machine] Read more on …
 

Will Barack Obama’s Youth Voters Choose Him…Or Finals?

Today Barack Obama’s political fate rests in the hands of 19-year-old college students who now must choose between bong rips, taking their final exams, finally getting with that senior they drunkenly “friended” on Facebook last October, and voting. You see, The Kids have many competing priorities in the spring and only one of them involves their beloved Barry. Read more on Will Barack Obama’s Youth Voters Choose Him…Or Finals?…