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Scarborough repeatedly shouts ‘Benghazi!’ to block voter suppression talk

Conservative MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Monday attempted to shut down any talk of voter suppression by shouting “Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!” over and over again to change the subject to the September attacks on Americans in Libya, a topic that Republicans believe hurts President Barack Obama. During a discussion about…

GOP strategist: Voter fraud part of Republican ‘mythology’

Republican strategist Steve Schmidt admitted Monday that allegations of voter fraud have been invented by his party. While both the GOP and the Democratic party want to maximize the ranks of eligible voters, said Schmidt, who helped coordinate Rep. John McCain’s (R-AZ) failed bid for the presidency four years ago,…

Republican candidate’s robocalls tell Ariz. Democrats wrong polling place

More than a half dozen Democrats in Scottsdale, Arizona have come forward to say that they received automated telephone calls — or robocalls — from Rep. Jeff Flake’s (R-AZ) Senate campaign that told them to vote in the wrong place. “It was totally wrong,” lifelong Democrat Mary Crecco told KPNX.…

99-year-old Florida woman casts first-ever ballot for Obama

After living through women’s suffrage, Jim Crow and dozens of presidencies, a 99-year-old Florida woman cast her first-ever ballot last week, and she voted for President Barack Obama. “I said I’m going to vote if the Lord spares my life this time,” Rosie Lewis told NBC affiliate WBBH-TV in Fort…

Romney vows to put ‘ghoulish ghosties to bed’ in ‘Scooby-Doo’ spoof

“Perennial presidential candidate and TV dad” Mitt Romney and his five sons were the subject of a new “Election eve special” animated short released by Funny or Die on Sunday. The GOP presidential nominee, voiced by Fred Willard, was a guest star in the “Romney Boys Mysteries,” which recast the…

‘KKK’ painted on ‘dozens’ of Missouri homes and cars

Police in Richmond Heights, Missouri have arrested a man suspected of a hate crime for spray painting “Ku Klux Klan” and “KKK” on houses and vehicles. KSDK reported that “dozens” of residents of one neighborhood woke up on Sunday to find racist symbols of the Ku Klux Klan white supremacists…

Superstorm recovery poses challenges for New Jersey voting

With 300 polling places around the state of New Jersey shut down by superstorm Sandy, residents found themselves balancing their civic obligations with day-to-day survival, Mother Jones reported Monday. “We really don’t care about the election right now,” one storm victim said. “It’s the furthest thing from our mind. We…

Texas marching band features Big Bird decking Romney as Obama does backflips

During a Saturday night football game in Beaumont, Texas, a half-time show featured Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney getting decked by Big Bird while President Barack Obama did backflips, busted some moves and led the marching band to its grand finale. Students at the Beaumont Central Medical Magnet High School put…

Kilmeade: ‘The best thing’ poll watchers can do is ‘intimidate people’

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade on Monday suggested that the “best thing” that the presidential campaigns could do would be to send poll watchers to “intimidate people into playing it straight.” Appearing on Fox & Friends on the Monday before election day, Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano explained…

Maddow tells voters stuck in long lines, ‘Your country needs you to stick it out’

In a special commentary at the conclusion of a special Sunday night episode, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow had a message for voters in states where their road to the polls has been obstructed by Republican forces: don’t give up. “If you are one of those people being forced to stand…

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