Kobach Calls League of Women Voters ‘Communist’

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is clearly positioning himself either for higher office or for a long career as a right-wing radio talk show host. He's lied continually about non-existent voter fraud to justify voter suppression policies and now he's calling the venerable League of Women Voters "communist" for opposing him. … [Read more...]

John Oliver on Photo ID and Voter Fraud

John Oliver has pioneered an entirely new idea, long-form comedic journalism, and he's doing it brilliantly. Here's an absolutely brilliant takedown of those who claim photo ID laws are needed to combat virtually non-existent voter fraud. … [Read more...]

Another Court Orders Redistricting Due to Gerrymandering

A judge in Florida has already ordered the redrawing of heavily gerrymandered congressional districts in Florida and now a judge in North Carolina has done the same thing after the Republican-controlled legislature drew districts that minimized the electoral influence of racial minorities. … [Read more...]

Voter ID Laws Really Do Suppress Minority Votes

A new study of the last few election cycles that compares minority turnout in states that have strict photo ID laws to be allowed to vote and those that don't shows that such laws have precisely the effect that Republicans want them to have, suppressing the votes of racial minorities that are more likely to vote for Democrats. … [Read more...]

Florida Redistricting Ruled Unconstitutional

A state judge in Florida has declared the redestricting maps drawn by the Republican-dominated legislature after the 2010 census was intentionally drawn to ensure Republican control and therefore is forbidden by the Florida state constitution. The Campaign Legal Center sent out this email on the ruling: … [Read more...]

Republican Voter Fraud. Again.

Republicans are continually screaming about voter fraud and using absurd and vastly exaggerated data to "prove" it, but when real voter fraud is caught it's usually done by Republicans. Here's another example, a wealthy Republican donor in Wisconsin charged with 13 counts of voter fraud. … [Read more...]

No Extreme is Too Extreme for GOP. Example 1,502,846.

Here's yet another example of the undeniable fact that in today's Republican party, it's nearly impossible to say something so extreme that it will prevent you from winning office or get other Republicans to condemn you. Rep. Ted Yolo of Florida thinks only property owners should have the right to vote. … [Read more...]

More Voter Fraud Hysteria at the Worldnetdaily

Right wing radio host Barry Farber has a column at the Worldnetdaily calling voter fraud a "serious threat to America." As usual, he provides no evidence at all of such a threat or of widespread voter fraud and manages to distort the findings of one recent report on the subject. … [Read more...]

Another Dishonest Report on Voter Fraud

Accuracy in Media, founded by Reed Irvine and now run by his even-dumber son Don Irvine, has released a breathless report on voter fraud. Predictably, it vastly overstates the problem -- I mean by orders of magnitude -- and cranks up the absurd rhetoric to 11. … [Read more...]

Barton: Denying Women’s Suffrage Protects the Family

David Barton says a lot of really stupid, bigoted, moronic things, but this one still takes me a little bit by surprise. On his radio show Thursday he actually claimed that women were denied the right to vote as a means of protecting the family. … [Read more...]

Judson Phillips Has a Thinking Problem

Some people have drinking problems; Judson Phillips of Tea Party Nation seems to have a thinking problem. In his latest missive, he stirs up a frothy mix of bad math, false assumptions and lies to claim that more than a million Democrats voted twice in the 2012 election, ensuring Obama the win. … [Read more...]

Miami-Dade Closes All Bathrooms on Election Day

In one of the most staggering bits of malfeasance I've ever heard of, Miami-Dade County in Florida has decided to shut all the bathrooms at polling places on election day, preventing anyone in line to vote from going to the bathroom. … [Read more...]


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