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The following voting record is extracted from the ACLU’s Congressional Scorecard. Here, one can look up the record of the entire Congress as a whole, or type in the name of a particular Congressperson after you have opened up the link to any particular bill (such as, for example, the FISA broadening bill called the Protect America Act). That way, you don’t have to search through the entire Congressional record to get to your Senator’s or Representative’s record.

To see record of the entire Congress’s scorecard based on the ratings of the ACLU, go to:


Governor Mitt Romney’s voting record can be seen here:



Protect America Act/ FISA Broadening  (Wiretapping without Court warrant) 

CLINTON:   no   OBAMA   no   MCCAIN:    no vote

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Patriot Act Reauthorization   (FBI arrest/subpoena  powers without warrant or probable cause, death penalty expansion, warrantless searches, etc).

CLINTON:    yes    OBAMA: yes        MCCAIN:    Yes 


Habeas Corpus  Restoration Act  (restore the rights of Terrorist suspects
to challenge the legal grounds for their detention)

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CLINTON: yes     OBAMA:   yes       MCCAIN:    no


Military Commissions Act  (torture bill with War crimes Immunity for the

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