Elections & Voting

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Texas Votes to Secede

Well, not exactly. It would be more accurate to say that enough people have signed a petition in favor of allowing Texas to secede that the White House will have to issue a formal but in no way binding response…


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Woman Arrested for Voting

In 1872, but still. Here are two things I did not know until recently: Susan B. Anthony was actually arrested, tried, and convicted of the crime of voting while female. The "B" stood for "badass." According to "The Trial of…


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UPDATE: Birthers’ Record Is Worse Than I Thought

Last week I mentioned that the lawsuit (if you can call it that) filed against me, the President of the United States, and a number of other dignitaries by birther/dentist/lawyer Dr. Orly Taitz had been dismissed. I also mentioned having seen…


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Orly Taitz Now 0-158?

I saw a chart the other day that was said to contain information about every "birther" lawsuit that's been filed, and according to that chart, including appellate decisions the birthers' record is currently 0-157. I can't vouch for that number,…


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Texas Settles With Previously Dead Voters

According to the Austin American-Statesman (via Courthouse News), the lawsuit filed by Texas voters who had been told they were "potentially deceased" has been settled. See "'We're Not Dead, Say Texas Voters Informed They Were Dead," Lowering the Bar (Sept….


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Orly Taitz Is Trying to Sue Me, I Think

The publicity would probably be good but she doesn't seem to be able to do it right. I occasionally write a column for Forbes.com, and a few months ago I wrote something about the nutballs who were then running in…


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“We’re Not Dead,” Say Texas Voters Informed They Were Dead

It must be awkward when you've declared someone dead and then they not only show up alive, they show up with lawyers. According to Businessweek, a Texas judge has granted an injunction at least temporarily halting officials' plans to purge…


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CHICAGO: Candidate Indicted for Bribery Is Leading by 40 Points

The seat representing the 10th House District in the Illinois General Assembly seems to be a pretty safe one for the Democrats. I infer this from the fact that a recent poll showed that the current Democratic candidate for that…


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“Politics is Weird. And Creepy.”

So said Shepard Smith of FOX News back in May (doing some catch-up today). Newt Gingrich had just withdrawn from the race, and although the primary had been vicious ("[Gingrich] was a failed leader and he had to resign in…


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ORLY TAITZ CALLED ME AN ATTACK DOG IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS

Earlier I posted a version of "Nutballs on the California Ballot (or, the Furtwängler Principle)" over at Forbes.com, where it quickly drew a couple of puzzling comments, at least one of which was meant to be insulting. (The other one…