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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…

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…

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…

Activists spend millions on new ads slamming Romney’s climate change denial

Two new election ads have attacked Mitt Romney for making jokes about sea-level rise, as campaigners move to tap concern about climate change after Sandy. In the final days before the vote, two groups are running television ads based on Romney’s dismissive remarks about climate change. Activists are following the candidate on the campaign…

Harris-Perry: Tea party group aims to tie up election results

Citing a report from one of her “Nerds,” MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry said the real goal of the allegedly non-partisan voter observation group True The Vote is to tie up this year’s elections in the court system. In a first-hand account of poll watcher training posted on the show’s blog…

SNL’s ‘Fox & Friends’ spoof blames Obama for Hurricane Sandy

In a sketch broadcast Saturday night, NBC’s generation-old variety show “Saturday Night Live” poked fun at the notoriously anti-Obama morning talk show “Fox & Friends,” depicting the conservative network’s hosts blaming the president for failing to stop Hurricane Sandy. “We’re on day seven of the recovery after Hurricane Sandy, the…

Extended early voting hours in Miami marked by long lines, office shutdown

Extended voting hours at the Miami-Dade County Elections Office in Florida led to angry voters when the office temporarily shut down an hour into the four-hour voting window for absentee ballots. According to The Miami Herald, elections officials closed the office, citing a lack of staffers and printing materials, leaving…

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