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Monday
Jun302014

Watchdog - Voter registration rollover causes big mess 

Voter registration rollover causes big mess

 

Some 6.9 million Americans are registered to vote in two or more states, according to a report obtained by Watchdog.org.

 

“Our nation’s voter rolls are a mess,” says Catherine Engelbrecht, president of the election-watch group True The Vote.

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Ride-sharing companies fight New Mexico regulators

It’s called ride-sharing, a way to catch a ride using 21st century technology, embraced by millennials and free-market advocates as efficient and entrepreneurial, but regulators in New Mexico aren’t jumping on board.

Why are state regulators saying no?

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Where are North Dakota's guns?

ND Watchdog was mentioned on a local news station for its coverage of the Game and Fishing Department, which has failed to recover 100 of its 784 guns.

What are the pros and cons of ride sharing?

Glenn Woods’ Bold Republic Radio Show discusses bans on ride sharing services, featuring Watchdog's Eric Boehm.

Pinnacle Bank Arena losing money in Nebraska

As tensions rise, KMTV cites Nebraska Watchdog's investigation into losses suffered by the prized Pinnacle Bank Arena.

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Monday
Jun302014

Watchdog - Double voting causes double trouble 

Friday
May232014

Watchdog.org - Who's registered twice? 

308,000 Virginia voters registered in other states

Some 308,000 Virginia voters are also registered elsewhere, according to an analysis of 22 states’ election records. The finding follows Watchdog.org’s report of 44,000 people who appear to be registered in both Virginia and Maryland. The latest survey found the 308,000 double registrations by matching names, birth dates and the last four digits of Social Security numbers.

 How will Virginia solve this gap in the process?

Are prairie chickens worth the investment?

State aircraft are flying to Kansas and transporting prairie chickens back to the Land of Lincoln. And at a time state lawmakers are looking at raising the state income tax, Illinois state employees have been hiking across Kansas trapping these chickens. Talk about fowl fiscal deed.

At a time when both our federal and state government are running massive deficits, is this really the best use of taxpayer money?

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Florida VA gives veterans the boot

Florida veterans were denied their PTSD treatment due a clerical error. For these veterans, they were denied because their service dogs lacked the right paperwork.

NM congressional candidate guilty of slashing tires

After his loss, Gary Smith was found guilty of slashing the tires of his opponent and former campaign manager. The article cites poor sportsmanship as a cause of vandalism to the vehicles.

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Tuesday
May202014

NHDP - Frank Guinta Plotting a 2014 Voter Suppression Scheme 

Guinta in Denial About 2012 loss: “[Voter fraud] happened all throughout our state”
 

Concord, NH – Former Congressman Frank Guinta has a new excuse for his loss in the 2012 election: he was ousted not because of his terrible far-right voting record, but because of voter fraud. In recent interviews and speeches, Guinta has espoused the baseless Tea Party talking points that voter fraud led to Republican losses, including his own, in the 2012 election.
 
Last Wednesday, in an interview with WRKO’s Howie Carr, Guinta admitted that he will try to stop New Hampshire residents from voting in 2014, and that his top targets will be young people, who are opposed to his Tea Party politics.
 
HOWIE CARR: “Every place there’s a college, there should be lawyers everywhere.”
GUINTA: “We will make sure that happens.”
 
“Frank Guinta’s secret plan to stop New Hampshire’s young adults from voting is straight out of his dirty-trick playbook, and shows blatant disregard for New Hampshire citizens and their right to vote,” said Julie McClain, Communications Director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party. “Before Frank Guinta and the NHGOP take their secret plan any further, they should tell Granite Staters exactly what makes them think voter fraud is a problem in New Hampshire, given that there have been only 20 documented instances from 2000-2012, one of which was Republican Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley’s son.”
 
In a speech two weeks ago, Frank Guinta claimed that voter fraud was “going on everywhere.”
 
GUINTA: “We had 100,000 same day registrants in our state in 2012. 10,000 here in Manchester. Where I voted, in Ward 1, Joe Biden’s niece voted…that happened all throughout our state. And not just places like Manchester or Concord or Nashua. It happened in Rye. It happened in Epping. It happened in Epsom. It happened up in Carroll County. It was going on everywhere!”
 
Same-day registration is legal in New Hampshire.
 
“Every U.S citizen, 18 or older, who lives in New Hampshire has a right to vote here,” McClain added. “Republicans’ determination to stop fair elections and impede certain groups from voting weakens the state. Democrats continue to believe that New Hampshire is stronger when all Granite Staters participate in our democracy.”
 
Even Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has said that the GOP’s push for tough voter ID and related laws is “offending” minorities and that the party shouldn’t “go too crazy” on the matter [Politico, 5/9/14].
 

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GUINTA GUARENTEES THERE WILL BE LAWYERS EVERYWHERE ON ELECTION DAY
 
HOWIE CARR: “It’s like beating our heads against a wall. We always talk about it. I really hope you guys are mobilized. And I hope you have every precinct covered. And I’m not just talking about the border towns either. You oughta have ever place – you know, like in Plymouth, where they have the – every place there’s a college, there should be lawyers everywhere
GUINTA: “We will make sure that happens.”
[The Howie Car Show, exchange begins at 7:335/14/14,]

GUINTA RAILS AGAINST LEGAL SAME DAY VOTER REGISTRATION
GUINTA: “We had 100,000 same day registrants in our state in 2012. 10,000 here in Manchester. Where I voted, in Ward 1, Joe Biden’s niece voted…that happened all throughout our state. And not just places like Manchester or Concord or Nashua. It happened in Rye. It happened in Epping. It happened in Epsom. It happened up in Carroll County. It was going on everywhere!” [Manchester GOP Candidate Forum, 5/10/14]
Wednesday
Jan152014

Watchdog.org - Voter fraud is real and we have proof 

Most in Congress are millionaires, but not because they’re getting rich off the system
 
For the first time in history, more than half of America’s elected representatives in Congress are worth more than $1 million.

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks political spending in Congress, at least 268 of the current 534 members of Congress had a net worth of at least $1 million in 2012.
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Taxpayers paid nearly $175M for penis pumps from 2006 to 2011
Taxpayers paid nearly $175 million for vacuum erection systems (VES), commonly known as “penis pumps,” from 2006 to 2011, according to an inspector general report released on Monday.
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Voter fraud: We’ve got proof it’s easy
Liberals who oppose efforts to prevent voter fraud claim that there is no fraud — or at least not any that involves voting in person at the polls. But New York City’s watchdog Department of Investigations has just provided the latest evidence of how easy it is to commit voter fraud that is almost undetectable.
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