Archive for the ‘ELECTIONS’ Category

Nov
2012
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USArchaic: Map Comparing 2012 Election Results to Civil War Era Divisions Is Hard to Look At

USArchaic: Map Comparing 2012 Election Results to Civil War Era Divisions Is Hard to Look At
This map comparing the 2012 electoral college results to the states/regions which, during Civil War times, practiced slavery or were open to slavery is downright troubling. If you use computers you’ve likely seen it, puked, shared it, and then puked again by now. It’s embarrassing…
Nov
2012
8

Maryland’s Progressive and Labor-Backed Measures Won on Tuesday

Maryland's Progressive and Labor-Backed Measures Won on Tuesday
In Maryland, voters gave an overwhelming mandate to the progressive policies that have made Governor Martin O’Malley an early mention in the open field of 2016 presidential candidates. Among the more contentious of the state’s ballot questions were 4, 6, and 7, all of which passed. Question 7 allows for the expansion of gambling in …
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Nov
2012
8

Prop 32 was Labor’s Big Win in CA, but THREE Charter City Measures Were Defeated As Well!

Prop 32 was Labor's Big Win in CA, but THREE Charter City Measures Were Defeated As Well!
In what became the theme of the 2012 elections, $110 million was spent with the end result being that nothing changed. California’s Prop 32, the thinly veiled initiative to disenfranchise unions while simultaneously granting more power to special interests, was defeated by a margin of 56.2% to 43.8%. The proposal would have banned both…
Nov
2012
7

LOSE-WIN: In Michigan, Collective Bargaining Enshrinement, Public Approval of International Bridge Construction Both Voted Down

Michigan voters headed to the polls on Tuesday with the direction of their state’s foreseeable future in the balance and they chose to reject Proposal 2 which would have enshrined in the state’s constitution a worker’s right to collectively bargain. Nearly $48 million was spent on the proposal. As of late last night, with 70 …
Nov
2012
6

VIDEO: Voter Pushes “Obama” On Electronic Voting Machine in PA but “Romney” Gets Highlighted

Here we friggin’ go. May the horror stories mount. This was just posted to the We Party Patriots Facebook page. In the video you can see the voter select “Barack Obama” but have “Mitt Romney” become highlighted. Here is an excerpt from the video’s description. “I asked the voters on either side of me if …
Nov
2012
6

Remarkably Impeccable Election Day Weather Can Only Mean One Thing: God Hates Voter ID

Remarkably Impeccable Election Day Weather Can Only Mean One Thing: God Hates Voter ID
If you believe in God, then today you know that He is on the side of voter turnout. This may strike you as odd considering many of the people who have pushed unAmerican, Jim Crow-esque Voter ID laws are the same people who claim to be protecting the legacy of Christianity. But, truly religious people …
Nov
2012
6

In String of Letters to the Editor, Citizens Stand Up for Important Construction Measures on CA’s Ballot

In String of Letters to the Editor, Citizens Stand Up for Important Construction Measures on CA’s Ballot
Voters in California are taking to the pages of their local newspapers to tell editors about the non-stop misinformation campaign against ballot measures aimed at jump-starting the economy and protecting workers’ rights. Most opposition to Measure Q (which supports a $348 bond for Solano Community College) and Measure J (which supports…
Nov
2012
5

Offbeat, Unlikely PA House Candidate Earns Harrisburg Patriot-News Endorsement

Offbeat, Unlikely PA House Candidate Earns Harrisburg Patriot-News Endorsement
Two months ago, We Party Patriots wrote about Gene Stilp, a lifelong political activist running for Congress against Tea Party incumbent Rep. Lou Barletta in Pennsylvania’s 11th District. The campaign represents the ultimate concerned citizen vs. establishment ideologue in the age of big money campaign. See, Stilp refused to accept donations…
Nov
2012
1

Eat Your Spinach or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Vote for Romney

Eat Your Spinach or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Vote for Romney
Imagine getting a letter from your boss telling you that you could personally face dire consequences if a certain political candidate were elected President. Would your behavior be affected? If a co-worker lived in your neighborhood, would you take down their yard sign supporting the guy who might allegedly threaten your well-being? Would you stop…
Oct
2012
26

GOP Voter Registration Scandal Intensifies w/New Info About Colin Small, FL, and IN’s 13,000 Voter Purge

Here’s an update to the awful story of widespread GOP voter registration fraud and its connection to Nathan Sproul. A young man with direct ties to Sproul’s Strategic Allied Consulting, the Virginia Republican party and the Republican National Committee was caught throwing voter registrations into a dumpster behind a shopping center in…
Oct
2012
25

TAGG OF TRICKS: Word Surfaces that Romney’s Family Owns Voting Machines in Swing States

TAGG OF TRICKS: Word Surfaces that Romney’s Family Owns Voting Machines in Swing States
In the final weeks before the 2012 election, cries of GOP voter suppression from social justice groups such as the ACLU and the NAACP have intensified as attempted voter fraud appears to be linked to the Republican National Committee itself. It has gotten so bad that the United Nations may be needed to monitor the …
Oct
2012
23

Scott Brown Apologizes for Calling Man Whose Father Died of Mesothelioma a “Paid Actor”

Scott Brown Apologizes for Calling Man Whose Father Died of Mesothelioma a
The heated Senate race in Massachusetts between incumbent Scott Brown and Democratic party darling Elizabeth Warren has produced its share of jabs, but as the campaign enters its final weeks Warren has a small lead in the most recent batch of polls, roughly 49% to 47%. Disparaging remarks during the campaign often make the news …