This story is an update to last week’s post where we learned that 145 non-citizens were found on North Carolina’s voting rolls. It was reported that many of these names were people who were bused into the state under the DACA program and this prompted North Carolina to conduct a more thorough investigation into the voting rolls.
The investigation is now complete and it turns out that over 1,400 people who are ineligible to vote are on the voting rolls. Here is the statement, reprinted in full, that the North Carolina State Board of Elections released:
Even when you consider the IRS targeting scandal this New York Times story might just be the most egregious abuse of power by the IRS and it just might dwarf the aforementioned scandal.
If the above-linked story is true the IRS is seizing the bank accounts of some small business owners without even alleging a crime has been committed and in some cases no charges are ever brought forward.
Here is more:
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The election is right around the corner and the Democrats are running away from the President, so here is Iron Maiden performing ‘Run to the Hills’ live in 1982.
You have probably seen the picture of Barack Obama hugging Nina Pham, the nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for Thomas Duncan, but in case you have not here it is.
We are all happy that Nina Pham is Ebola-free of course, but it is interesting to note that this was a staged event at the request of the President.
Not that this news is going to come as a surprise to too many people but a new study has been released which shows that non-citizens do vote in United States elections.
They write, “we bring real data from big social science survey datasets to bear on the question of whether, to what extent, and for whom non-citizens vote in U.S. elections. Most non-citizens do not register, let alone vote. But enough do that their participation can change the outcome of close races.”
The percentage is small:
This story is a few days old but I have not had a chance to get to it until now, so here goes. Last week the IRS won a major court decision over the Tea Party groups which were suing the corrupt agency when Judge Reggie Walton threw out most of the charges.
But what is interesting about this ruling is why the judge ruled the way he did: He did not throw the charges out because this targeting scandal did not happen, but rather he threw the charges out because he claims the IRS is not doing it any more so there is no need to go forward with the case.
Here is more:
Okay, I admit it, the title of this post was designed specifically in an attempt to draw more traffic to America’s Watchtower because we all know there is no chance of Massachusetts turning red in November.
However it is getting just a little bit interesting in what was once known as the cradle of liberty for according to this story, in what could turn out to be a replay of the special election in which Scott Brown upset Martha Coakley to win Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat, Charlie Baker may be poised to pull off another upset against Martha Coakley in the race for the governor’s seat.