Alarming! 100%+ voter registration rates

August 28, 2015

136 counties in 21 states have more registered voters than adult residents

True the Vote, the nation’s leading voters’ rights and election integrity organization, has announced its latest findings in an ongoing effort to reduce outdated records in America’s voter rolls.

136 counties in 21 states were given notices of potential violation of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, requiring election officials to make reasonable efforts to maintain voter rolls. Counties in receipt are demonstrated to have more than 100 percent voter registration at the time of the 2014 Election and have not indicated any significant effort to address the problem in the months following.

“It’s important that engaged voters keep the pressure on election officials to ensure that outdated or ineligible records are quickly addressed,” True the Vote Founder Catherine Engelbrecht said. “Bloated voter rolls hurt everyone. Deceased voters aren’t removed, duplicate registrations aren’t revoked and the records of voters who’ve relocated aren’t corrected. Low verification standards, like absence of voter ID, add to the confusion.”

“Bloated rolls create the ideal environment for identity theft and voter fraud.  With the U.S. Justice Department still refusing to set a national standard and enforce federal maintenance requirements, we’re now starting to see entire states come close to showing over 100 percent registration,” Engelbrecht added.

Key Highlights:

  • Who’s the Worst: Kentucky, Michigan and Indiana lead the nation in counties with 100% plus voter registration rates with more than 10 each (total voter registration rate per state)
  • Kentucky – 94%
  • Michigan – 95%
  • Indiana – 92%
  • Becoming an Urban Problem: Larger, suburban counties in Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan without a history of 100% plus rates are now over the line
  • 2016: The states represented in this most recent finding account for 305 Electoral College votes –a landslide total

Counties in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia received pre-litigation notices. True the Vote has requested that the counties outline efforts to remove dead, felon, moved or otherwise ineligible voters ahead of the 2016 election season to avoid litigation.

This latest research finding builds upon a body of work that has led to lawsuits against the States of Indiana and Ohio to update voter rolls in 2012.

Seeing Red AZ has addressed the issue of voter fraud several times over the past years. This post,  Voter fraud? “We’re not the police” contains links and a video that are valuable resources on this crucial issue as we head into the 2016 election cycle.

 


City of Phoenix election results – 2015

August 25, 2015

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We’ve got what you’re looking for

Today, Tuesday, August 25, 2015, was Election Day in the City of Phoenix. Staggered council seats and Mayor‘s race are being decided along with Propositions 101, 102, 103 and 104. Council members in Districts 1 (Thelda Williams), 3 (Bill Gates), and 7 (Michael Nowakowski), are all running unopposed. Only District 5 councilman Daniel Valenzuela, a Democrat and former firefighter union boss has a Republican challenger, Felix Garcia.

The election is virtually a closed shop contrivance, intentionally scheduled to coincide with late August scorching heat, rather than in conjunction with regularly scheduled fall elections which would produce greater voter turnout as well as cutting costs.  The intent of the scheme is to maintain the liberal status quo, union control and sanctuary city policies by suppressing a greater voter turnout.

The unofficial City of Phoenix election results can be viewed HERE.


Phx election today! Don’t let the left decide our fate

August 25, 2015

Judging by the large number of searches for information on the 2015 City of Phoenix election we‘ve received, we’re reposting a link to Phoenix Councilman urges “No” vote on ALL Props — which provides an overview of the ballot Propositions. We also direct your attention to Phoenix election: Vote NO on Props, YES for Brennan. Don’t be fooled by the $ multimillion campaign being waged in support of Prop. 104 by liberal political insiders, the Chamber of Commerce cadre and unionists who would benefit from the passage of this monstrosity.

Americans for Prosperity answers the questions and exposes the fallacies about Arizona ballot Proposition 104. SRAZ urges a NO vote against doubling the city transit tax over 35 years and spending over $31 billion on the unaccountable light rail expansion. Notice all of the professional campaign signs in support and the home made ones opposition?  That alone tells who has the money and benefits from the massive extension of the essentially rider-less light rail. The Arizona Free Enterprise Club recently released its study on the Phoenix Transit Plan Tax Hike, which debunks many of the claims made by the tax increase proponents.

Special polling places are open 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, Aug. 25 (Election Day). Any registered city voter residing in Phoenix can use any one of the 29 voting centers to cast a ballot. Additional questions? Call: 602-262-6837.

The unions and liberal special interests have voted their early ballots. We need to make getting our own voices heard a priority in this vitally important election. If you haven’t already voted, make it a point to do so today. There will be no do-overs.


Dems to enlist Pope on illegals, voter base expansion

August 24, 2015

Breitbart News carries an intriguing report on the less-than-devout Catholic Democrats in the U.S. Congress who are now looking to Pope Francis for aid in expanding their political base by increasing illegal immigration.

In a first, the Pope is scheduled to address Congress on Sept. 24. He intends to follow that by meeting with a group of Hispanic illegals. Liberal lawmakers hope his advocacy will inspire their colleagues and constituents.

Last year, Francis called the calculated flood of Central American children crossing the border into the U.S. a “humanitarian emergency.” In a June encyclical where he delved into the issue of climate change using the left‘s talking points, Francis cited the “tragic rise” of immigrants fleeing poverty.

The Pope is clearly opposed to capitalism. Earlier this year, using his closest adviser Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, as his spokesman, he issued this statement: “The ideology surrounding environmental issues is too tied to a capitalism that doesn’t want to stop ruining the environment because they don’t want to give up their profits.” 

In May we posted Pope Francis embraces leftist doctrines, in which we noted Francis sounded a lot like Karl Marx, as he called on governments to redistribute wealth and benefits to the poor to help curb an “economy of exclusion.” That was followed by  Pope Francis: “Global Political Authority” needed to tackle climate change. His provocative mastery of Marxist, anti-capitalist buzzwords is disturbing, with redistribution of wealth one of his frequent themes. Yet he does not deny himself the latest technology as he travels the globe like a jetsetter, frequently tweets and even takes selfies. Last year his tweet, “inequality is the root of social evil,” set off a heated debate in which he was  criticized for increasingly driving a wedge between conservatives and the Catholic Church. Francis previously blasted ‘trickle-down’ economics, a basic tenet of President Reagan’s economic policy as a “crude and naive” theory.

Francis clearly relishes promoting radical political positions. The Blaze reported Vatican Officially Recognizes ‘State of Palestine’ in New Treaty, observing he shifted to referring to PLO leader Mahmoud Abbas as the president of the “state of Palestine,” giving authenticity to those who are sworn to the annihilation of Israel.  

The Institute for Works of Religion, often referred to as the ‘Vatican Bank’ manages $8 billion of the church’s worldwide wealth, and investments, as well as 33,000 accounts for clergy and parishes, held in Euros. This is in addition to priceless High Renaissance art collections on display as well as in vast underground storage facilities.

Pope Francis has written, “Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity and should be accorded ‘their human dignity’ in the countries where they reside.”

Kevin Appleby, policy director on migration for the pro-amnesty U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C., said: “What we do know from his record is that it’s an issue close to his heart” and “one of the issues central to his papacy.”

Rather than lecturing the United States, the time is ripe for this political Pope to put his mouth where his money is on his central issue and swing open the doors of Vatican City to accommodate and respect the “human dignity” of the hundreds of thousands of impoverished, uneducated and unwilling to assimilate, North African Muslims fleeing Libya in an effort to reach Italy. Their plight should also qualify as a “humanitarian emergency” demanding immediate action.


Phoenix Councilman urges “No” vote on ALL Props

August 21, 2015

Prop. 104 authorizes recklessly squandering $31.5 BILLION in taxpayer money on boondoggle

As Phoenix residents prepare to cast their ballots in the Aug. 25, 2015 city election, we suggest they read the Guest Commentary written by District 6 Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio

Printed in the Thursday edition of the East Valley Tribune, DiCiccio’s in-depth review of ballot Propositions 104, 103, 102 and 101 mirrors the conclusions Seeing Red AZ arrived at when assessing them.

Unfortunately, DiCiccio stopped short of endorsing Anna Brennan in the Phoenix Mayor’s race. It should be a no-brainer since current Mayor Greg Stanton supports the Propositions DiCiccio opposes. We are not so reticent. Three weeks ago, on Aug. 3, we headlined our post, “Phoenix election: Vote NO on Props, YES for Brennan.”

 This is a crucial election, with far-reaching and exceedingly costly consequences that will double the city transit tax over 35 years and spend $31.5 billion on the unaccountable light rail expansion — which is actually used by less than ONE PERCENT of Phoenix residents. Just EIGHT PERCENT of the money will be allocated for street improvements, although the ubiquitous signs dotting Valley roadways claim the money will address Phoenix streets. The words “light rail” are oddly MIA.

Take control of your future and that of your children and theirs. Authorizing $31.5 billion for over three decades into the future to be spent by unknown and unaccountable people is beyond recklessness.

Those unionists, Chambers of Commerce, ethnic and  gender-based special interest groups plus political insiders who expect such submission from Phoenix voters obviously regard us as fools.  

Prove them wrong! 

If you have not already mailed in your early ballot, voting centers for this election will be open for three days. Any city voter residing in Phoenix can use any one of the 29 voting centers to cast a ballot.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24

6 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25 (Election Day)

Early voting locations for this important election are listed here. Additional questions? Call: 602-262-6837.

The unions and liberal special interests are casting their ballots. We need to make getting our own voices heard a priority in this vitally important election.


Rick Perry expected to close 2016 campaign

August 11, 2015

The unwieldy list of 17 Republican presidential candidates appears to be paring itself down.

It’s being reported that Rick Perry’s presidential campaign team is no longer being paid. Fundraising has not met expectations for the former Texas governor and his polling numbers have never risen beyond 2 percent.  That fact prevented Perry from participating in the Top 10 prime time Presidential debate Aug. 6, hosted by Fox News and viewed by a record 24 million.

Wikipedia has a listing of the current 2016 GOP candidates. Expect the roster to continue to narrow. Watch for shuffling to take place as others follow Perry off the political stage and a second tier candidate repositions.  We’re expecting the impressive Carly Fiorina to advance. 

Fiorina shared the earlier non-prime time debate stage with Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal, Lindsey Graham, Rick Santorum, George Pataki, and Jim Gilmore. 

Establishment favorite Jeb Bush is lagging with American voters, who haven’t warmed to him as Karl Rove and the illegal labor profiteers at the Chamber of Commerce have. 

Donald Trump continues to dominate the news and poll numbers as evidenced in this NBC News survey taken after the debate. Fiorina and Ted Cruz had the biggest gain in favorability ratings, at seven and six points, respectively. Trump gained one additional point, adding to his 22 percent surge in the polling last week.

Poll results showed that 54 percent of Trump’s supporters indicated they would vote for him as an Independent candidate if he doesn’t win the Republican nomination. 

A rash of controversial comments that would have deep-sixed other candidates by now, don’t stick to the Teflon Trump.

Trump’s steadfast commitment to addressing America’s easily penetrable border and his resolve to build a wall, have driven his continually burgeoning numbers. Promises of amnesty for illegals and inaction on the invasion of our country don’t resonate with American voters.

 


Mayor Stanton: More botched financial disclosures

August 5, 2015

Greg Stanton’s ongoing pattern of questionable filings

The daily reports that for the second time in a month Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has had to amend his financial disclosure reports. The first case involved his lack of disclosure relating to campaign fundraising. The second involves his personal financial disclosure forms. 

According to the newspaper, in both instances the errors have persisted through several years’ worth of filings. Stanton’s statement falsely claimed he and his wife, Nicole, have no personal investments or retirement accounts. He made the same claim in at least five separate disclosure forms going back to his 2011 campaign for mayor.

This is not Stanton’s first rodeo. During his first mayoral race, we reported he had serious problems with campaign funds, his thieving campaign treasurer and her union boss father. Stanton, not wanting to alienate his powerful friend Billy Shields, desperately wanted to get the embezzling charges dropped against his former campaign treasurer, Mindy Shields. His efforts were in vain. She pled guilty to a felony.  Papa Shields’ firefighter’s union endorsed Stanton’s opponent.

In another stunning recent example, a report Stanton’s campaign filed earlier this summer incorrectly listed the amount of money he had raised and spent. The report said he had raised $528,000 total through the May 31 deadline. His campaign later said his correct fundraising total was $985,900. A campaign spokesman said an amended report would be filed in early July, although the corrected report had not been filed by the time the newspaper’s report was printed this week.

The newspaper account states Stanton’s spokesman Robbie Sherwood called the ongoing inaccuracies “unintentional oversights,” and said Stanton didn’t realize what he was required to report in the section related to personal investments and retirement accounts. “The mayor filled the form on his own without an attorney’s review and will update all of his incorrect forms,” Sherwood said.

Since both Greg Stanton and his wife Nicole are lawyers, that explanation falls just a tad short of the mark.


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