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GOP APPOINTEES ON FEDERAL APPEALS COURT RESTORE PHOTO ID VOTING RESTRICTION IN WI

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GOP APPOINTEES ON FEDERAL APPEALS COURT RESTORE PHOTO ID VOTING RESTRICTION IN WI
Republican voter suppression laws getting huge boost from GOP jurists in WI and NC, where hundreds recently disenfranchised...

Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker notched a huge victory today at the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling could very well result in the controversial Governor's re-election this November --- at the expense of untold thousands of legally registered voters who may now not be able to vote at all this year.

This morning, a three-judge panel heard Walker's appeal to the federal ruling that previously struck down his Photo ID voting restriction law. By afternoon, almost immediately following the hearing, the three GOP-appointed federal judges (a Reagan appointee, and two George W. Bush appointees) restored the restrictive voting measure in advance of the November general election…

FULL STORY: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10807


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Federal Judge Who Presided Over Siegelman Case & Who Recently Beat His Own Wife Bloody Strikes Deal

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BREAKING: Federal Judge Who Presided Over Siegelman Case and Who Recently Beat His Own Wife Bloody Strikes Deal to Avoid Prosecution
Mark Fuller's charges to be dropped, record expunged following court-approved drug and alcohol evaluation and successful completion of once-a-week domestic violence program...


While Don Siegelman continues to serve out a 6.5 year prison sentence for something that 113 bipartisan former state Attorneys General argue has never ever been a crime until the former Democratic Governor of Alabama was charged with it, the federal U.S. District Court judge who presided over the trial and sentenced him has now struck a deal to avoid his own prosecution all together after having beaten his wife bloody in an Atlanta hotel room last month.

As we reported in an update last week, Judge Mark Fuller --- appointed to a lifetime job on the federal bench by George W. Bush in 2002 --- had reportedly checked into an unspecified "treatment program" in hopes of avoiding prosecution after being charged in August with domestic battery. Police reported at the time that they discovered the federal judge had dragged his wife around the hotel room by her hair, kicked her, and struck her several times in the mouth, leaving her with lacerations on her face, bruises on her legs, and blood found on the bathroom tub.

In court on Friday, Fuller struck a pre-trial deal to avoid prosecution entirely, despite reports that he had also beaten his previous wife as well, according to records from his 2012 divorce. Those records are said to have included accusations of drug abuse, domestic violence and infidelity with his court bailiff. The divorce papers were mysteriously sealed by the court at the time against the wishes of his former wife.

According to AP this afternoon, following the arrest on domestic abuse charges with his new wife, who has similarly charged that Fuller had an affair with his law clerk, it appears that Fuller will, once again, get off the hook...

FULL STORY: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10797

Edit: Details above, as well as full story, now updated with additional information.

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GOP Voter Fraud Queen Ann Coulter Urges MS Senate Candidate to NOT Pursue Fraud Concerns



GOP Voter Fraud Queen Ann Coulter Urges MS Senate Candidate to NOT Pursue Fraud Concerns
Now why might that be?!...

Funny thing. For some reason, professional, weapons-grade Rightwing troll Ann Coulter doesn't think her fellow Republicans should waste their time looking into issues of vote fraud. We wonder why.

Coulter, writing an op-ed in Jackson, Mississippi's Clarion-Ledger on Thursday, is hoping to urge Republican "Tea Party" Senate candidate Chris McDaniel to not challenge the results of his very close, June 24th primary runoff election against six-term incumbent Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, warning that doing so is a "primrose path to political oblivion."

The irony here --- and the hypocrisy --- and even the criminality, as those familiar with The BRAD BLOG's years of exclusive reporting on Coulter's own personal problems with voter fraud --- is extraordinary...

FULL STORY: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10709

Questions about e-voting systems in Cantor/Brat VA-07 race...



I've been asked tonight about the e-voting systems used in the race between Eric Cantor and David Brat in VA-07 and the many concerns about them.

Here are some answers I just published for ya:

UNVERIFIED COMPUTERS REPORT CANTOR LOSS TO 'TEA PARTY' PRIMARY CHALLENGER
D.C. reels after reported upset victory by Dave Brat over the GOP House Majority Leader in Virginia's 7th Congressional District...

FULL STORY: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10670

MS Election Official: No Evidence McDaniel Supporters Accessed Election Ballots or Central Tabulator

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MS Election Official: No Evidence McDaniel Supporters Accessed Election Ballots or Central Tabulator During Primary Night Courthouse Caper
So why was the 'Tea Party' trio locked inside Hinds County election HQ at 2am on night of incredibly close race with Cochran?...


You may have already heard at least some of the bizarre story about three "Tea Party" supporters of Mississippi's Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel who found themselves locked inside the Hinds County Courthouse around 2am on primary election night last Tuesday. McDaniel himself is now locked in a run-off for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate against six-term Senator Thad Cochran, after the nail-biter on Tuesday which left the two men reportedly about 1,400 votes apart out of more than 300,000 cast.

But with one of the original headlines about the story focused on the fact that the three had been locked in the empty courthouse "with ballots on Election Night," there remain a number of questions about what actually happened, despite initial reportage indicating that "ballots had been secured prior to the intrusion" and a subsequent report noting that "some precinct information wasn't sealed."

So, The BRAD BLOG contacted the Hinds County Election Commissioners to get more information on the exact type of voting system used there, which aspects of it might have been vulnerable to the three McDaniel supporters alone inside the courthouse, and what type of information was left unsealed there on election night.

We received detail answers to our questions from one of the five Hinds County Election Commissioners --- the one who would, perhaps, have the most reason to be suspicious of the trio of McDaniel supporters...

FULL STORY: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10666


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'BECKSTABBED!': Glenn Beck Supporters Turn on Him After 'Operation American Spring' Failure



'BECKSTABBED!': Glenn Beck Supporters Turn on Him After 'Operation American Spring' Failure
Frankenstein's monsters finally turn against the good doctor...


Glenn Beck's natives are getting very restless, and many of them are now taking their frustrations out on him.

The organizers of last Friday's "Operation American Spring" (OAS) had claimed their massive Washington D.C. protest, "calling for the removal of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, and Eric Holder as a start toward constitutional restoration," was likely to draw 10 million to 30 million fed-up American patriots to the nation's capital.

To the weekend-long bemusement of Democrats and progressives, the number of attendees at the rally was closer to 10 than 30 million. As even the rightwing Washington Times reported, attendance fell "woefully below expectations," with turnout claims varying from a few hundred to a few thousand. "Hundreds is more like it," said one of the attendees quoted by the Times.

Progressives were predictably entertained by the dismal failure of the umpteenth rally to save our nation from the "outlaws" or "commies" or "Muslims" or "Constitution haters" who have now taken it over the government --- through peaceful elections. But once the King of the American Patriots himself, Glenn Beck, and his online "news" outlet The Blaze, appeared to join in to mock the event, the real patriots could no longer hold their tongues.

Long-time supporters of Beck's turned their sights on the radio host-turned-CNN-host- turned-Fox-"News"-host-turned-multi-millionaire-Internet-entrepeneur after The Blaze's Oliver Darcy covered the event, describing it as "only millions short of projected turnout," featuring "only a few dozen protesters" and as having "failed incredibly."

Many of Beck's fans were decidedly not happy about that, some going so far as to declare Beck himself "the enemy"...

FULL STORY: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10639

Arkansas Supremes Strike Down Judge's Ruling That Nixed Photo ID Voting Law, But...

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BREAKING: Arkansas Supremes Strike Down Judge's Ruling That Nixed Photo ID Voting Law, But Fail to Rule (Yet) on Law's Constitutionality

The Arkansas Supreme Court has tossed a ruling by a lower court judge who had found the state's Photo ID voting requirement to be in violation of the state Constitution. The high court did not, however, rule on the constitutionality of the law, finding only that Circuit Court Judge Tim Fox went too far in his previous ruling.

Late last month we described Fox' decision , declaring the state's Republican-enacted Act 595 "null and void" and "unconstitutional in that it violates Articles 3, Section 1 and Article 3, Section 2 of the Arkansas Constitution."

Those sections of the state Constitution describe both the "Qualifications of Electors" as well as the "Right of Suffrage," stating that "Elections shall be free and equal. No power, civil or military, shall ever interfere to prevent the free exercise of the right of suffrage; nor shall any law be enacted whereby such right shall be impaired or forfeited, except for the commission of a felony, upon lawful conviction thereof"...

FULL STORY: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10627

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Exclusive: ES&S iVotronic Touch-Screen Voting Systems Now For Sale on eBay!

(No clue why this item got locked at LBN. http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014759535 So here it is again here. Sigh... -BF)


Exclusive: ES&S iVotronic Touch-Screen Voting Systems Now For Sale on eBay!
The nation's most ubiquitous unverifiable e-voting machine makes a perfect gift for the hacker who has it all!...

Hey! Great news! Just in time to practice up your hacking skills before the 2014 mid-term elections, you can now buy your very own ES&S iVotronic touch-screen voting system from eBay!



Yes, the very same voting systems that are so incredibly sensitive and vulnerable to tampering (and which have failed so often in so many states and in so many elections) that both election officials and Elections Systems & Software, Inc. (ES&S) have long attempted to keep them out of the hands of the public, can now be yours for just $499.99 or "Best Offer" via eBay! And that includes Free Shipping!

And, oh, look! One of them is already sold!...

FULL STORY: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10544

Read more: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10544

Exclusive: ES&S iVotronic Touch-Screen Voting Systems Now For Sale on eBay!

Source: BRAD BLOG

ES&S iVotronic Touch-Screen Voting Systems Now For Sale on eBay!
The nation's most ubiquitous unverifiable e-voting machine makes a perfect gift for the hacker who has it all!...

Hey! Great news! Just in time to practice up your hacking skills before the 2014 mid-term elections, you can now buy your very own ES&S iVotronic touch-screen voting system from eBay!



Yes, the very same voting systems that are so incredibly sensitive and vulnerable to tampering (and which have failed so often in so many states and in so many elections) that both election officials and Elections Systems & Software, Inc. (ES&S) have long attempted to keep them out of the hands of the public, can now be yours for just $499.99 or "Best Offer" via eBay! And that includes Free Shipping!

And, oh, look! One of them is already sold!...

FULL STORY: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10544

Read more: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10544

'Mistakes Were Clearly Made': Christie's State of the State Speech

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'Mistakes Were Clearly Made': Christie's State of the State Speech

Borrowing a long-time favorite phrase of politicians who wish to take responsibility without actually taking responsibility --- a phrase used famously and repeatedly by Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal --- NJ Gov. Chris Christie (R) admitted that "mistakes were clearly made" in his State of the State addressed being delivered in Trenton at this moment.

The beleaguered Governor, however, did not identify who exactly made those "mistakes" in his ongoing "BridgeGate" scandal...

FULL STORY: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10456


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