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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 23, 2015
SCOTUS Declines to Hear WI Photo ID Challenge After U.S. District Court Judge Lynn Adelman soundly rejected the law in 2014 -- finding that "evidence adduced at trial demonstrates" WI's Act 23 "disproportionately impacts Black and Latino voters" and that the law would "prevent more legitimate votes from being cast than fraudulent votes" -- the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals deadlocked (disingenously) 5 to 5 on whether to stay the original ruling.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 17, 2014
Exclusive: Officials in Ferguson, St. Louis County, MO Were Warned Paper Ballots Would Run Short Election officials in St. Louis County, Missouri were repeatedly warned by local Election Integrity advocates that a plan to supply enough paper ballots for only 15% of the electorate at polling places on Election Day there would not be enough, according to emails obtained by The BRAD BLOG.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 7, 2014
In Every Election, a "Surprise" Victory for Republicans Once again this week, the election was a surprise victory for Republicans. Republicans always do better in the election than in the polls. Are the polls biased? Or is the computerized black box voting to blame?
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 1, 2014
Mitch McConnell's Sleazy "ELECTION VIOLATION NOTICE" Mailer Being Sent to Kentucky Voters Mitch McConnell and the Kentucky Republican Party just sent a frightening, and possibly illegal, letter to Kentucky voters in an attempt to keep them from voting.
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 11, 2014
Reagan-Appointed Judge Who Approved Photo ID Law in 2008 Writes Devastating Dissent AGAINST Photo ID Voting Restrictions Posner's dissent includes a devastating response to virtually every false and/or disingenuous right-wing argument/talking point ever put forth in support of Photo ID voting restrictions, describing them as "a mere fig leaf for efforts to disenfranchise voters likely to vote for the political party that does not control the state government."
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 29, 2014
5 to 4 SCOTUS Ruling Reinstates OH GOP's New Restrictions on Early Voting Bad news for voters in the Buckeye State. Good news for partisan Republicans who prefer to win elections by making it more difficult for voters to vote.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 24, 2014
GOP Operative Threatens BRAD BLOG With Legal Action After Probe Confirms Our Reports on Deceptive Voter Registration A two-year Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) investigation has finally wrapped up the 2012 allegations in that state. It has led to yet another arrest of one of Sproul's workers, found no evidence of conspiracy by the company in that state, confirmed The BRAD BLOG's reporting on their deceptive registration technique, and sent Sproul scurrying to threaten us via email with a lawsuit...for something...
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 21, 2014
U.S. Senators, Representatives Finally Call for Accountability for Wife-Beating Federal Judge Mark Fuller The plan--which a senior Republican federal judge described last week as "a sweet deal...that will allow Fuller to erase his criminal conviction for beating the crap out of his wife in a fancy hotel room while reeking with booze"--would allow him to return to his lifetime $200,000/year job where he sits in judgment of others, while leaving his next victim, whoever that might be, with little if any protection.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 1, 2014
Erick Erickson and the Bleeding Edge of Purposely Ignorant Climate Change Denialism Wingnut Erick Erickson is on the verge of toppling the proverbial chess board entirely as, once again, he finds himself on the losing side of both the factual and political game when it comes to the "debate" about global warming.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 25, 2014
Federal Judge Who Was Arrested for Beating His Wife (and Who Sentenced Don Siegelman) Is Now Hoping to Avoid Prosecution Alabama's former Democratic Governor Don Siegelman is currently serving a 6.5 year sentence in a federal prison for something that he did not personally profit from, did not know was a crime, and that 113 bi-partisan former state Attorneys General agree had never been a crime before Siegelman was convicted of it.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 19, 2014
CA Bans "Dark Money" in Elections After Undisclosed Koch Brothers Spending in 2012 Through a complicated scheme of millionaires and billionaires giving money, secretly, to non-profit "social welfare organizations", who gave the money to other such groups, who then gave it to other groups to directly influence elections, they got away with it.
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(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 6, 2014
Another Cold Blast of "Global Warming is a Hoax!" Nonsense to Grip Parts of the Gullible U.S. the extraordinary cold beginning to blast a large portion of the Midwest this week in the U.S. (accompanied by unusual warmth in places like Alaska and down here in Southern California at the same time), that is another troubling example of the same record-breaking and extreme weather patterns which climate scientists have long predicted would be the result of global climate change.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 5, 2013
Clear Channel to Remove L.A. and San Francisco Progressive Talk Radio, Replace Them with Rightwing Talk KTLK is owned by Clear Channel Communications, Inc., the nation's largest owner of radio stations. Clear Channel is now owned by Mitt Romney's Bain Capital LLC. The talkers mentioned above who will be taking over the previously-progressive station are also syndicated by Clear Channel-owned Premiere Networks, the largest radio syndicator in the nation.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 24, 2013
Health Care Spending Flattens Since Passage of "Obamacare," Corporate Media Fail to Notice On Wednesday, the new head of the White House Council of Economic Advisers released a bombshell report finding that U.S. health care spending since 2010 has increased by just 1.3 percent -- the smallest cost growth over a three-year period in American history. But media published about 10 times as many pieces on the troubles with the Obamacare site than they did on the new health care spending report.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 24, 2013
Diebold Charged With Bribery, Falsifying Docs, "Worldwide Pattern of Criminal Conduct" The two-count criminal information and deferred prosecution agreement calls for Diebold to pay nearly $50 million in penalties: $23 million to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and $25 million to the Department of Justice. The government agreed to defer criminal prosecution for three years, and drop the charges if Diebold abides by the terms of the agreement.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 26, 2013
EXCLUSIVE: Former Gov. Don Siegelman Brings the Hammer Down on Tom DeLay from Prison In his statement, the former governor speaks out against "The Hammer" and hammers him hard for what he describes as collusion to "engineer a money laundering scheme to defeat me in my race for re-election as governor and to elect Karl Rove's and Tom DeLay's Republican colleague from the U.S. House, then Congressman Bob Riley."
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Experts Say Release of Secret Surveillance Court Ruling Underscores Overclassification The U.S. government's legal requests for secret surveillance are, themselves, filed in secret at the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), and the FISC's rulings on those secret requests are themselves a secret as well.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 2, 2013
PA Police Chief Turns Self Into Poster Boy for Propagandized NRA Stooges & Tools Everywhere Super genius Chief Mark Kessler calls Vietnam war hero, long-time U.S. Senator and now Sec. of State John Kerry a "piece of sh*t traitor" before continuing with a long string of expletives followed by a long burst from his very manly automatic weapon.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 1, 2013
Stephen Colbert's Sister Will Run for U.S. House on 100% Unverifiable Voting Machines in SC When Stephen Colbert's older sister, Elizabeth Colbert Busch (D), faces her likely opponent, former Gov. Mark Sanford (R), in the May 7 U.S. House special election in South Carolina, it will all take place, once again, on the state's oft-failed, easily-hacked, always 100% unverifiable touch-screen voting systems.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 2, 2013
RAGING BULL: Radical Activist Jurist Antonin Scalia, Legislating from the Bench There was a loud chorus of gasps, literal and otherwise, in the wake of Scalia's offensive and inaccurate remark during Wednesday's hearing when he charged that the Voting Rights Act, presumably Section 5 specifically, but he was speaking of the bill in its entirety at the time, served as little more than a "perpetuation of racial entitlement."

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