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(Think Progress)   Member of Trump's Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of High-Melanin Voting: "Mitch McConnell is too much of a wishy-washy, liberal, Hillaryite Obama-lover to be on this august body"   ( thinkprogress.org) divider line
    More: Dumbass, Voting system, voter fraud, Voting, Election, Democracy, Hans von Spakovsky, Elections, Hans A. von Spakovsky  
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2017-09-13 11:55:17 AM  
Voter ID and gerrymandering and state-run propaganda television and Bernie Bros.

Boy howdy. Democrats have a steep uphill climb in the midterms and beyond.
 
2017-09-13 12:22:34 PM  
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2017-09-13 12:35:58 PM  
Is there a better name for a cartoon villain trying to prevent minorities from voting than "Hans von Spakovsky"?
 
2017-09-13 12:36:31 PM  

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"I didn't get a Sieg Heil outta that guy..."

 
2017-09-13 12:44:59 PM  
2016
Uncovering Kris Kobach's Anti-Voting History
This decision, and Kobach's enforcement of the law in the 2016 election cycle, are the subject of at least four separate lawsuits.[61] Over the course of its implementation over the past several years, it has blocked tens of thousands of would-be voters from registering.[62]

But in 2016, several courts stepped in to help Kansans register and vote. In May, a federal court in Kansas ruled against the law and ordered Kobach's office to register people who signed up to vote at the DMV but did not provide documentary proof of citizenship.[63] That decision was upheld by the Tenth Circuit last fall.[64]

Despite a clear court order, however, it soon emerged that Kobach was not, in fact, registering these voters as required. Instead, Kobach created a separate classification for these tens of thousands of would-be voters. When they went to look for themselves on the state's online voter registration look-up, their names were nowhere to be found.[65] Kobach instructed election officials to give these voters provisional ballots only, rather than regular ballots.[66]

The court scheduled a contempt hearing after discovering Kobach's defiance, but the secretary avoided this process by quickly settling with the plaintiffs in the case.[67] Concurrently, a state court ruled against Kobach's attempt to permit citizens affected by these cases to vote only in federal elections, ordering him to allow them to cast their full ballots.[68]


July 2017
Federal judge upholds fine against Kris Kobach for 'pattern' of 'misleading the Court' in voter-ID cases

A federal judge has upheld a $1,000 fine against the vice chair of President Trump's Election Integrity Commission, citing a "pattern" of "misleading the Court" in voter-ID cases. The ruling represents another blow to the credibility of a commission plagued by lawsuits and controversy in its first months of existence.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, vice chair of Trump's commission, was fined earlier this year for making "patently misleading representations" to a federal court about a binder he was photographed carrying into a meeting with Trump late last year. As the defendant in a lawsuit over Kansas' strict citizenship requirements for first-time voter registrants, Kobach had initially refused to produce that document in court, arguing that it did not contain "relevant information" to the case.


August 2017
Federal Judge Scolds Trump Vote Fraud Panel For Lack of Transparency

A federal judge scolded President Donald Trump's Election Integrity Commission on Wednesday for failing to fully disclose information ahead of its first meeting this past July.

U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly in Washington, D.C., called out the panel for releasing few documents to the public ahead of its July 19 meeting and not disclosing reams of material presented at the meeting - possibly flouting federal disclosure laws.
 
2017-09-13 12:45:56 PM  
FTA: "There isn't a single Democratic official that will do anything other than obstruct any investigation of voter fraud and issue constant public announcements criticizing the commission and what it is doing,"

I'm shocked that he used the proper form of "Democratic" when describing somebody from the DFL. Have we finally found a Republican politician who read the farking style guide?
 
2017-09-13 01:13:06 PM  

dv-ous: FTA: "There isn't a single Democratic official that will do anything other than obstruct any investigation of voter fraud and issue constant public announcements criticizing the commission and what it is doing,"

I'm shocked that he used the proper form of "Democratic" when describing somebody from the DFL. Have we finally found a Republican politician who read the farking style guide?


Pfft.  RINO.
 
2017-09-13 01:52:05 PM  
Did I miss something?

I see no mention of McConnell at all and this has nothing to do with TFA.

Not to say that TFA isn't very interesting and deserves a thread, it is and it does.

Just thought that maybe the wrong link was pasted.
 
2017-09-13 02:18:21 PM  

HedlessChickn: Did I miss something?

I see no mention of McConnell at all and this has nothing to do with TFA.

Not to say that TFA isn't very interesting and deserves a thread, it is and it does.

Just thought that maybe the wrong link was pasted.


You get this pulled after I posted all those links and I'll stomp on your foot.
 
2017-09-13 02:30:05 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: HedlessChickn: Did I miss something?

I see no mention of McConnell at all and this has nothing to do with TFA.

Not to say that TFA isn't very interesting and deserves a thread, it is and it does.

Just thought that maybe the wrong link was pasted.

You get this pulled after I posted all those links and I'll stomp on your foot.


Calm down.  Nobody wants Bonnie Stomp Foot; it isn't covered by Trumpcare. :)
 
2017-09-13 02:33:08 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: You get this pulled after I posted all those links and I'll stomp on your foot.


That's not my intention.

If it happens, I apologize.

It really is a great article.
 
2017-09-13 02:42:28 PM  

HedlessChickn: Did I miss something?

I see no mention of McConnell at all and this has nothing to do with TFA.

Not to say that TFA isn't very interesting and deserves a thread, it is and it does.

Just thought that maybe the wrong link was pasted.


Mitch McConnell isn't a Democrat?  When did that happen?
 
2017-09-13 02:45:11 PM  
It's September now, subby dummy.
 
2017-09-13 02:47:59 PM  
Didn't their guy just cozy up with Schumer and Pelosi?  It doesn't get much more liberal than that, unless they had Bernie on speaker phone.
 
2017-09-13 02:53:12 PM  
"There isn't a single Democratic official that will do anything other than obstruct any investigation of voter fraud and issue constant public announcements criticizing the commission and what it is doing,"
This is true but only because the only fraud is the Commission itself.  Just a blatant attempt at voter suppression.
 
2017-09-13 02:57:20 PM  

runwiz: "There isn't a single Democratic official that will do anything other than obstruct any investigation of voter fraud and issue constant public announcements criticizing the commission and what it is doing,"
This is true but only because the only fraud is the Commission itself.  Just a blatant attempt at voter suppression.


That stood out to me, along with "SOME people think Kris Kobach is too controversial" and "mainline Republicans don't know enough about this issue."

So that leaves... Me and my cousin Benny over in New Jersey who can cut us a great deal on voting machines?
 
2017-09-13 02:58:06 PM  

dv-ous: FTA: "There isn't a single Democratic official that will do anything other than obstruct any investigation of voter fraud and issue constant public announcements criticizing the commission and what it is doing,"

I'm shocked that he used the proper form of "Democratic" when describing somebody from the DFL. Have we finally found a Republican politician who read the farking style guide?


You mean he didn't write, "Demon-rats" or "Dumbocrats" instead?
 
2017-09-13 02:59:02 PM  
I always thought he had more of a post-Thanksgiving November body, when the shame, regret and hangover kicks in.
 
2017-09-13 03:11:40 PM  

El_Perro: Is there a better name for a cartoon villain trying to prevent minorities from voting than "Hans von Spakovsky"?


Dude, Russian-American is the preferred nomenclature.
 
2017-09-13 03:19:05 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: 2016
Uncovering Kris Kobach's Anti-Voting History
This decision, and Kobach's enforcement of the law in the 2016 election cycle, are the subject of at least four separate lawsuits.[61] Over the course of its implementation over the past several years, it has blocked tens of thousands of would-be voters from registering.[62]

But in 2016, several courts stepped in to help Kansans register and vote. In May, a federal court in Kansas ruled against the law and ordered Kobach's office to register people who signed up to vote at the DMV but did not provide documentary proof of citizenship.[63] That decision was upheld by the Tenth Circuit last fall.[64]

Despite a clear court order, however, it soon emerged that Kobach was not, in fact, registering these voters as required. Instead, Kobach created a separate classification for these tens of thousands of would-be voters. When they went to look for themselves on the state's online voter registration look-up, their names were nowhere to be found.[65] Kobach instructed election officials to give these voters provisional ballots only, rather than regular ballots.[66]

The court scheduled a contempt hearing after discovering Kobach's defiance, but the secretary avoided this process by quickly settling with the plaintiffs in the case.[67] Concurrently, a state court ruled against Kobach's attempt to permit citizens affected by these cases to vote only in federal elections, ordering him to allow them to cast their full ballots.[68]

July 2017
Federal judge upholds fine against Kris Kobach for 'pattern' of 'misleading the Court' in voter-ID cases

A federal judge has upheld a $1,000 fine against the vice chair of President Trump's Election Integrity Commission, citing a "pattern" of "misleading the Court" in voter-ID cases. The ruling represents another blow to the credibility of a commission plagued by lawsuits and controversy in its first months of existence.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, vice chair of Trump's commission, was fined earlier this year for making "patently misleading representations" to a federal court about a binder he was photographed carrying into a meeting with Trump late last year. As the defendant in a lawsuit over Kansas' strict citizenship requirements for first-time voter registrants, Kobach had initially refused to produce that document in court, arguing that it did not contain "relevant information" to the case.

August 2017
Federal Judge Scolds Trump Vote Fraud Panel For Lack of Transparency

A federal judge scolded President Donald Trump's Election Integrity Commission on Wednesday for failing to fully disclose information ahead of its first meeting this past July.

U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly in Washington, D.C., called out the panel for releasing few documents to the public ahead of its July 19 meeting and not disclosing reams of material presented at the meeting - possibly flouting federal disclosure laws.


We need to buy this Grand Wizard a one-way helicopter tour of the Atlantic, Chile-style.
 
2017-09-13 03:20:11 PM  

El_Perro: Is there a better name for a cartoon villain trying to prevent minorities from voting than "Hans von Spakovsky"?


Hans Von Dalever?
 
2017-09-13 03:20:37 PM  
Christ, what an asshole.
 
2017-09-13 03:21:27 PM  
Hans von AreYouFarkingKiddingMe Spakovksy

Mein Führer! I can vote!
 
2017-09-13 03:23:33 PM  
But remember, it's the violent leftist antifa thugga thugs who are the threat to democracy.

Along with browns of course.
 
2017-09-13 03:30:56 PM  
Sigh.  I suppose if KY will never ditch Mitch, at least there's a chance the continued GOP dipshiattery could theoretically make him flip.  The ongoing conservative purity tests have gone into overdrive now that the party is catering exclusively to the fascism-craving majority portion of its base.

Shh.  Let me have this!

/Kris Kobold is only a one hit dice monster, how is he still around?
 
2017-09-13 03:36:13 PM  
Jesus fing Tap Dancing Christ on a Cracker, I tried to read that.

That person should be strung up from a lamppost as a traitor to this country.
 
2017-09-13 03:38:10 PM  
+1 subby, for "High Melanin Voter"
 
2017-09-13 03:40:47 PM  
Is there any better clue that we are indeed living in a computer simulation than the fact that the person in charge of suppressing "urban" voters is the Hon. Kris Kobach of Kansas?
 
2017-09-13 03:48:12 PM  
Can we just label these guys the New HUAC and get it over with?
 
2017-09-13 04:00:01 PM  
He's got a point, Mitch McConnell is a Republikaaner whereas Kobach and Trump are more Republiklan.
 
2017-09-13 04:28:01 PM  

Gr3asy: /Kris Kobold is only a one hit dice monster, how is he still around?


Kobolds were 1/2 a hit die in my old rule books.
 
2017-09-13 04:29:15 PM  

LL316: Didn't their guy just cozy up with Schumer and Pelosi?  It doesn't get much more liberal than that, unless they had Bernie on speaker phone.


Really? You can't think of anyone more liberal than those three? Good God, you must have really chugged that Kool-Aid.
 
2017-09-13 04:29:41 PM  
In response to the revelations, a Heritage Foundation spokesperson described the think-tank as "scrupulously nonpartisan".

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2017-09-13 05:01:36 PM  
phalamir: Calm down.  Nobody wants Bonnie Stomp Foot; it isn't covered by Trumpcare. :)

Bonnie Stomp Foot is my jugband Jethro Tull tribute band.
 
2017-09-13 06:19:49 PM  
There are just no mainstream Republicans who have studied psychology like we have, Matt! You're just being glib!
 
2017-09-13 06:56:48 PM  
What I read.... We want  to be dishonest as possible and having someone looking over our shoulder as we do evil things would be bad.
 
2017-09-13 07:27:30 PM  
I know these people are caricatures of giant pieces of shiat (or giant pieces of shiat are caricature of them) and I can't help but laugh at the absolute ignorance and stupidity rampant in their twisted, simple minds at times. They're so farking corny. Then I remember as funny as it is to me it's no farking joke to them. I can't help but believe that people who think a guy like McConnel can't pass a  purity test would love to see me dead or at least 'me' in general. you know, a dyed in the wool filthy liberal dem.
 
2017-09-13 07:40:38 PM  
Hans von Spakovsky?

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2017-09-13 07:43:54 PM  

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Weird reading a Trump supporter complain about the idea of appointing someone to a body who doesn't believe its mission and might work against it by preventing it from doing its job.
 
2017-09-13 07:48:46 PM  
Hans von Spakovsky ....
What is with conservatives and weird, and even suggestive joke names...
 
2017-09-14 12:25:31 AM  
It's September... too late for this august body.
 
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