Election sleuthing by Brian Maass of KCNC-TV in Denver exposed multiple instances in recent years where dead Coloradans were still voting. A dead World War II veteran named John Grosso voted in a 2006 primary election, and a woman named Sara Sosa who died in 2009 cast ballots in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Mrs. Sosa’s husband Miguel died in 2008, but a vote was cast in his name one year later.
“This is the kind of thing you hear rumored, joked about in Chicago, that kind of thing,” Mr. Maasssaid during a Thursday evening broadcast. “Tonight, that changes. We did find voter fraud in Colorado that essentially waters down your vote.”
But the Left keeps mocking such concerns, claiming that it never happens. Were it not for the reliable dead votes, Democratics would be hard-pressed to win elections.
Electoral integrity advocates are frequently scolded and demagogued by the Left for supporting and pursuing voter ID laws, which institute a simple and straightforward manner of asking eligible voters to prove that they are who they say they are when they arrive at a polling station to cast their ballot. Such legislative efforts are not foolproof catch-alls that root out all forms of fraud, but they erect a minimally-burdensome safeguard against certain types of illegal voting. Nevertheless, these bills are often met with fierce, loud opposition from people who claim the proposed legislation is a "solution in search of a nonexistent problem," and probably a nefarious racist scheme to disenfranchise voters of color.
Yet hundreds of dead voters are casting ballots each year in southern California as well. This "nonexistent problem" is occurring all across the country, and the only people being disenfranchised in our elections are actual living voters. In other words, the voters that the Left fears and despises.
The Obama administration is working fast and furiously. There's an election at stake.
Johnson and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, in a Wednesday letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, said it appears the agency is trying to swear in new citizens as the election between Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton and GOP choice Donald Trump approaches.
“Your department seems intent on approving as many naturalization cases as quickly as possible at a time when it should instead be putting on the brakes and reviewing past adjudications,” the senator’s letter read.
"Considering that USCIS already has a troubling record of inadequate review of naturalization applications, and mistakenly giving away citizenship to terrorists, criminals and other fraudsters, it is disturbing that they are now in full and blind rubber stamp mode to crank out new citizens," said Jessica Vaughan, director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies.
As mentioned here previously, they're pushing them through in as little as ten weeks, whereas for people that I know who came here legally and went through the process had to spend a year and a half to gain admission to our country. This administration finds the concept of law and order quaint, outmoded, and ultimately amusing.
Democratics want you to believe that they disenfranchise minority voters, but they don't. You have to have a photo ID to fly. You need one to by beer, wine, and tobacco. You have to have one to drive, or even to obtain an annual bus pass. Somehow, to Democratics, none of that's a problem, but it's racist when it comes to voting - and only then. Show an ID to enter a bar or a strip joint? No problem. Show an ID to vote? Big problem.
Now, why would that be the case?
One possibility: when the expansion of O'Hare airport was approved, Democratics in Chicago were outraged, primarily because the new runway bisected a cemetery and thus disenfranchised hundreds of reliably Democrat voters.
Oregon's Democrat state officials have declined to alter the wording of the upcoming sales tax referred to as ballot measure 97 to reflect the true effects as determined by two separate economic studies; opting instead to stick with wording preferred by the public employee unions pushing the measure:
The explanation states that "The increased revenue will require increased expenditures by the state in the areas of public early childhood and kindergarten through grade 12 education, health care, and senior services, but the exact amount and the specific uses within the three identified programs cannot be determined."
Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins, appointed to the position by the fiercely partisan Democratic from Minnesota, Kate Brown, sees no problem with the wording which states that passage will require increased expenditures in the three areas cited, despite the fact that legal opinions on the matter have confirmed that it would do no such thing. And there's a very good reason why she sees no problem with it:
It was Atkins who suggested during a committee meeting in July that the explanation should state the measure would "require" the Legislature to spend more money on early childhood and K-12 education, health care and senior services.
Hey, she's a Democratic, so she has no compunction about lying to voters.
Polyamory is the practice of intimate relationships involving more than two people with the consent of everyone involved. In recent years, polyamory is working its way to becoming a household term. Researchers have estimated that 4 to 5% of Americans practice some form of consensual non-monogamy. A 2014 blog post by Psychology Today revealed that 9.8 million people have agreed to allow satellite lovers in their relationships, which includes poly couples, swinging couples and others practicing sexual non-monogamy.
And in Portland – home to swingers’ clubs, the most strip bars per capita, and annual porn festivals – it seems you can’t throw a stone without finding a poly relationship.
Showtime’s reality TV series, Polyamory: Married and Dating, has certainly helped herald the lifestyle into homes across the US. But this spring another show, hailed as television’s first polyromantic comedy, also launched. You Me Her follows married couple Jack and Emma – attractive, suburban and professional – as they enter into a polyamorous relationship with grad student Izzy. Unsurprisingly, the show is set in Portland.
Because of course it is. Portland is so "progressive" it can hardly stand itself, these days. No wonder every weird television show seems to gravitate to the place, prompting even more freaks to decide to move here. And its even less surprising that our elections seem to tilt further to the left each cycle.
The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday agreed with a lower court judge that the $35 tax is not a "head" tax and therefore doesn't violate the state constitution.
Portland voters approved the arts tax in November 2012, and city resident George Wittemyer wasted little time challenging it. The Appeals Court agreed with a Multnomah County judge that it's not a head tax because due to exemptions it isn't assessed on each eligible person.
The tax applies to Portland residents who are at least 18 and have at least $1,000 in annual income.
This should go to the Supreme court, but there's likely no point; they're all Democratics as well.
The city claimed it was "For The Children™", but half the money goes to groups like the Opera and Ballet. And of course, they didn't mention that they can't legally tax PERS recipients and various others, so after voters passed that thing, the city took to tinkering with it. As things now stand, it in no way resembles what was initially pitched to voters.
It may seem difficult to believe, but wherever there are a lot of Democratics there are a lot of dead voters. Chicago's long been legendary for that, but True the Vote and Oregon Tea Party found a large number of instances of dead people voting in Oregon a while back, which they reported to fiercely partisan Democratic Kate Brown, who was then Secretary of State. She declined to take any action for fear of disenfranchising the voters. And yesterday, CBS reported the same thing happening in Southern California:
“He took a lot of time choosing his candidates,” said Annette Givans of her father, John Cenkner.
Cenkner died in Palmdale in 2003. Despite this, records show that he somehow voted from the grave in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010.
And then there’s Julita Abutin.
Records show she voted in Norwalk in 2014, 2012, 2010 and 2008 though she died in 2006.
Abutin’s daughter, Marivic, says it’s impossible that her mother voted.
But the Los Angeles County Registrar confirms they have signed vote-by-mail envelopes with her mother’s name for the 2014 and 2012 election, though she died 10 years ago.
“It’s very troubling because it basically dilutes the voice of the lawful voter,” said Ellen Swensen with the “True the Vote,” a nationwide voter-rights group.
No kidding. Congress enacted laws back in 2002 that were supposed to have put a stop to these kinds of fraudulent activities, but Democratics up and down the West Coast not only ignored federal law, they have actively undermined it every step of the way; enacting "motor-voter" laws, statewide "vote by mail", and seeking ways to allow illegal aliens to vote.
How else are they gonna stay in office?
Los Angeles County supervisors are expected to call for a full investigation Tuesday as a result of this story.
Welp, the sailboarder set in Hood River threw themselves a big party at a local watering hole to celebrate their crushing defeat of a plan by the small town of Cascade Locks (population: ~1200) to sell Nestle a portion of water from Oxbow Spring (which is within the Urban Growth Boundary of the town and nowhere near Hood River), which would have generated 50 full-time jobs in the town and - due to construction of a $50 million water-bottling plant - doubled the town's property tax revenue. But the sailboarder crowd up in Hood River wasn't having any of that, so they put a measure on the ballot to ban the plan. It passed handily; a prime example of the tyranny of the majority. Thus, their big party.
While highly successful in the arena of public opinion countywide, 14-55 still faces legal unknowns, according to county officials.
“We know there are questions over the authority of the county to impose the measure,” County Administrator David Meriwether said.
Several county commissioners told the News this month they opposed the charter amendment on legal grounds. They argued it would leave the county responsible for defending the measure in court, and they anticipated it wouldn’t be defensible because Oregon water rights are held by the state.
Meriwether said some challengers who might bring forward a lawsuit against the county were Nestlé, municipalities, or water management districts. County Chair Ron Rivers said the county would likely ask the Oregon Department of Justice to overturn the measure if it passed.
For one thing, the town of Cascade Locks has its own city charter, which Hood River County can't override. So the fate of the measure remains unclear, but the sailboarders vow to fight on, citing "the will of the people". It may not be their town or their water, but they're going full-on dog in the manger.
Corvallis, OR - Attorneys representing the state’s largest pro-abortion organizations — Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette, Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon, and NARAL Pro-choice Oregon — have appealed to the Oregon Supreme Court in an attempt to delay signature gathering for a petition seeking to stop taxpayer funding for abortion.
Aren't these the same folks who claim that voter identification "disenfranchises" minorities?