• “Stolen elections are the gateway to stealing all the rest of it.”

    Via Texas Watchdog.org After beating state Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa in court, an election law attorney says South Texas’ tide of corruption is turning. But slowly. Dealing a double defeat to Hinojosa, a district court and appellate court voided the election of Weslaco City Commissioner Lupe Rivera. The courts found that Rivera was aided by a string of forgeries, false addresses and “flexible residencies.”

    Hinojosa, who represented Rivera, argued the shady activities were business as usual in the Rio Grande Valley…

    Jerad Najvar, who represented Rivera challenger Letty Lopez, said, “The kind of violations we proved in this case — false registrations and manipulation of mail-in ballots — are commonplace in South Texas elections. The majority of folks are sick of it.”

    Najvar said his client’s court victories proved that election fraud exists, and can be beaten back… “we got an opinion from the Corpus Christi court of appeals reaffirming that the voting residency definition is a meaningful standard, and enforcing the ballot by mail chain of custody provisions. That’s a precedential opinion…”

    As Hinojosa considers appealing to the State Supreme Court, further delaying the ordered new election and keeping his client Rivera in office, the state Attorney General’s Office is considering a criminal investigation.

    Mary Helen Flores, president of the non-partisan group Citizens Against Voter Abuse that helped expose illegal vote harvesting in the Rio Grande Valley by politiqueras – over a dozen have already been prosecuted for federal crimes – says:

    “Each and every individual who participates in the degradation of our electoral process should face mandatory jail time. Gilberto Hinojosa is openly condoning this activity. Through his words and actions, he is telling the people who’ll listen to him that cheating is OK.  Cameron County is paying dearly for this philosophy. We are the poorest, and among the least educated populations in the country, due in large part to chronic public corruption. Stolen elections are the gateway to stealing all the rest of it.”

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  • Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann takes note via Y’All Politics:

    A statewide comparison of absentee ballots cast thus far in the Primary Election shows several counties have a high number of absentee ballots requested.

    “High absentee ballots are always cause for concern with our Agency,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “Now that Mississippi has passed Voter ID, absentee balloting has the highest potential for fraud in our State.”

    Percentages are based on the total number of eligible voters to the total number of requested absentee ballots. On average, the percentage of absentee ballots cast in an election is 5-6%.

    Counties whose requested absentee ballots are higher than 5%:

    • Noxubee 13.66%
    • Quitman 10.77%
    • Claiborne 7.73%
    • Tallahatchie 7.20%
    • Benton 5.8%

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    28th of July 2015
  • Overall turnout and turnout among black voters was higher in 2014 than 2010

    Evidence shows that HB 589, the North Carolina election law enacted in 2013, had no negative impact on voter turnout in 2014, and in fact turnout increased compared to 2010, the state’s second expert witness in the federal trial challenging the law testified.

    Trey Hood, a professor of political science at the University of Georgia, said in U.S. District Court in Winston-Salem that he could find no evidence that North Carolina’s shortened early voting period discouraged a significant number of people to vote…

    Hood compared turnout rates for the 2010 and 2014 mid-term elections and Democratic primaries, and found that with an early voting period of ten days in 2014, compared to 17 days in 2010, more total voters voted and more black voters voted.

    Hood argued that the Democratic primary in 2010 was more competitive than the one in 2014. He said he would have expected higher voter turnout in 2010, but his analysis of the data revealed the opposite – the overall turnout was higher in 2014 than 2010. The turnout among black voters was also higher in 2014 than it was in 2010.

    The turnout was high both during the early voting period and on Election Day, Hood said.  Hood said black voters cast ballots during the shortened period of early voting at higher rates than whites in 2014.

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    28th of July 2015

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