Archives for November 2, 2010

Which I take to be some kind of improvement. Human rights advocates who felt that this resolution wasn’t exactly what they were looking for have continued to fight on behalf of Ashtiani, a 43-year-old mother of two. But according to the International Committee Against Stoning, Iranian authorities have given the green light for Ashtiani’s execution…

Have a look at the Carnival of Evolution and the I and the Bird Carnival. Both have lists of excellent, amazingly wonderful non-political bird and evolution posts, the best of the best in the blogosphere for these topics.

The Delaware Democratic Party claimed Tuesday that Republican Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell’s supporters were rallying outside polling places and creating a disturbance that amounted to illegal “voter intimidation”… The state Democratic Party first leveled the charge in a brief written statement Tuesday afternoon. “There have been some reports of voter intimidation from the O’Donnell campaign…

The Kansas Democratic Party has leveled a charge of voter intimidation and has filed a complaint with the Kansas Attorney General’s office. According to the Kansas Democratic Party, they received allegations from “individual” voters from around Kansas who claimed to have received a robo-call from who they called an “as yet named Republican organization” reminding…

Chalk one up to the Republicans: A liberal leaning African American acquaintance was talked out of voting today because “they changed the rules and you need two forms of ID and a Minnesota Drivers License this year” etc. etc. Yes, folks, he was lied to, he gave up, and that’s one point for the Teabaggers…

TPM reports that the Kansas Attorney General is looking into reports that some voters were called and told “the election has been moved to Wednesday, that they need to bring their voter registration cards to the polls and that they need proof of homeownership to vote.” and The Delaware Democratic Party tweeted this afternoon about…

Voter Intimidation in South Carolina

Surely, South Carolina is the suckiest state in the union these days. So, it is not a surprise to discover that teabaggers are intimidating voters they think may be against them. Early this morning, self-identified tea party activists showed up at a polling station near Benedict College in Columbia, “basically harassing students–telling people not to…

A group called Minnesota Majority is said to have deployed over 10,000 people to polling stations across Minnesota in what is being called “an aggressive campaign to fight what organizers claim is a widespread problem of voter fraud.” And, in so doing, have launched a major episode of voter indimidation. … Minnesota Majority is directing…

Minnesota media is reporting several instances of overzealous election challengers in polling places as the Republican Party of Minnesota ramps up its allegations of voter fraud. In several Minnesota precincts, reporters confirmed that GOP poll challengers have overstepped their bounds. … …The Associated Press reports that in Hennepin County there have been some tense conversations…

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