"A Hattiesburg man whose absentee ballot was never counted in the mayor's race is now suing city attorney Charles Lawrence for allegedly breaking attorney-client confidentiality.
Arthur Smith said Lawrence's actions caused him embarrassment and humiliation and is asking for a trial by jury.
Arthur Smith is an African American who filled out his absentee ballot for mayoral challenger Dave Ware. However, a search of the ballots did not find an Arthur Smith vote, which became just one of may alleged absentee ballot irregularities brought into question by Ware.
During the July voter fraud trial and behind closed doors, it was revealed that the Hattiesburg Police Department on orders from Charles Lawrence did a background check on Smith through NCIC, a
crime information center run by the FBI."
... << MORE >>Confusion at the polls seemed limited. Dallas County administrators said Wednesday that they had reviewed about a third of the provisional ballots cast on Tuesday. They counted only five so far that had been submitted because of problems related to the new law.Those results seemed to deal a blow to Democrats’ arguments that the law will disenfranchise voters. “I think this is a made-up issue by many Democrats,” said Wade Emmert, chairman of the Dallas County Republican Party. “As time goes on, fewer and fewer people believe that there is any voter suppression because of it.”But Taylor Holden, executive director of the Dallas County Democratic Party, said Tuesday’s experience doesn’t necessarily indicate how the law will affect future elections. Primary turnout is typically lower than in the November general election, she said.
President Obama predictably called the vote a “travesty” because Adegbile's qualifications were “impeccable.” The real travesty, however, was that he nominated Adegbile in the first place; he should be ashamed of promoting race-baiting.
But the vote shows that some Democrats still are willing to put morals above their political party.... << MORE >>
There was the case of Ike Brown, the black chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee in Noxubee County, Miss"... << MORE >>
National Review has Senator Ted Cruz reacting to my story on the Sensenbrenner bill. Snip:
"It is disturbing that new efforts are being made in the House and Senate to resurrect voting rules that were recently deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. We should protect the civil rights of every American, and other sections of the Voting Rights Act already provide strong protections against racially discriminatory voting practices. The Supreme Court held that circumstances have changed dramatically in the last 50 years, and the old justifications for preclearance are no longer constitutionally applicable. We should respect the Supreme Court’s judgment.
Texas has a strong record regarding minority voting rights. According to 2012 census data, African-American voter turnout in Texas was ten percentage points higher than white turnout, and African-American voter registration was more than six percentage points higher than white registration. Additionally, the gap between Hispanic and white voter registration in Texas for 2012 was a percentage point better than the national average, and the gap in voter turnout was nearly identical to the national average. Moreover, federal legislation should treat every state equally, and Texas–which has elected more African-Americans and Hispanics statewide than most other States–should not have its legislative decisions unfairly subjected to second-guessing by unelected federal bureaucrats."
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I went on Wisconsin's News Talk 1310 with Vicki McKenna to talk about the National Review article regarding James O'Keefe's undercover footage of Jim Sensenbrenner and statements he made about his Voting Rights Act amendments. Audio here. I'll be joining Vicki on her Milwaukee show Friday on the same topic.... << MORE >>
My piece at National Review about James O'Keefe visiting Jim Sensenbrenner Town Halls and finding out some very interesting information about the Voting Rights Act amendments, including the fact Mr. Sensenbrenner didn't seem to know what they do.