Category Archives: Election/Voting Issues

Vulnerable Voting Machine Raises Questions About Election Security

NOTE: It is our understanding that Pennsylvania has some of these machines. Report from NPR April 16, 2015 5:03 AM ET Pam Fessler (excerpt) When state auditors investigated, though, they didn’t find that particular problem. Instead, they found something more … Continue reading

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Woman Wants to Investigate Machines for Voter Fraud or Demographic Trend

Wichita State mathematician sues Kris Kobach, Sedgwick County elections commissioner seeking to audit voting machines Posted: April 1, 2015 – 4:58pm By Roxana Hegeman The Associated Press WICHITA — A Wichita State University mathematician sued the top Kansas election official … Continue reading

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Big-Bank Bad Guys Bully Democracy – And Blow It

From the Campaign for America’s Future (http://www.ourfuture.org/): Posted at http://ourfuture.org/20150330/big-bank-bad-guys-bully-warren-dems-and-blow-it March 30, 2015 By Richard Eskow For so-called “masters of the universe,” Wall Street executives sure seem touchy about criticism. It seems they don’t like being painted as the bad guys. But if they don’t like being criticized, why do so many of them keep behaving like B-movie villains? … Continue reading

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Sign Petition to Protect Voting Rights

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (VA-06) has said that he believes that the Voting Rights Act as it currently stands – after the Supreme Court gutted it – provides … Continue reading

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Election 2014 Roundup from Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): Gov. Tom Corbett lost his reelection bid to Democrat Tom Wolf, a York County businessman and former state revenue secretary, in an otherwise Republican sweep in Tuesday’s mid-term election. Consequently, the new … Continue reading

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2013-14 Environmental Scorecard

Clean Water Action, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, and the Sierra Club present the 2013-2014 Pennsylvania Environmental Scorecard, a permanent record that scores every Pennsylvania state legislator on environmental votes cast during the 2013 – 2014 Legislative Session. The organizations delayed … Continue reading

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Voting Toolkits

From the Ecumenical Poverty Initiative (http://www.faithendpoverty.org/): NOTE: This year’s election is on November 4—IT IS YOUR DUTY TO VOTE! We have gathered links to some great voting toolkits for you from our denominational and state ecumenical partners and friends! Some … Continue reading

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Get the Facts on Education Job Losses & PA Job Growth

From Keystone Research Center (http://www.keystoneresearch.org): The Keystone Research Center has distributed two new fact sheets on topics that have been the subject of controversy in the Pennsylvania gubernatorial debate: Pennsylvania’s job-growth ranking and the number of jobs lost in public … Continue reading

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Where Do Your Candidates Stand on Torture?

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): The 2014 election is less than two months away, and you can help the NRCAT Action Fund put candidates for Congress on record about torture.  Determining what a candidate thinks about torture … Continue reading

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