Thank you Wikileaks – now we know that: Annually the DNC spends millions on election integrity/voter rights – MORE than all the groups that also work on elections COMBINED ELECTION BUDGETS – THE DNC has VIRTUALLY nothing to show for how they have spent our money for more honest elections/ensuring voter rights. We are actually much worse off after 20 Years of their efforts. Pathetic.
Date: 2016-04-24 11:54 Subject:
RE: FNS 4-24-16 … and the money quote is:
“Yes, Super PAC paying young voters to push back online on Sanders supporters”
WOW!!! Stunning omission. Here is what is wrong with that for CA Campaigns – because their paid posters often – or always – chose to not identify themselves online when posting – choosing to attack anonymously instead – their actions violate CA Fair Political Practices Commission CA online election law. Last Dec-7-8-2015 i did two detailed posts on the CA online election law on the dkos site – The information in the series comes from the CA FPPC – CA-RULES Brief CA Information for Campaign Staff and Volunteers using the Internet – Part 1 – and CA-RULES Brief CA FPPC Rules on Independent Campaign Expenditures – Part 2. [side note: i was repeated attacked for these posts (and troll rated and temporarily banned because i troll rated the hostile comments – likely from paid unidentified staffers on the dKos site [still they were likely known by dKos since i let them know – and i strongly suspect dkos collects IP and other data from their posters to sell to others]. It now appears dKos has scrubbed all comments from these stories.).
Note: The Koch brothers (and/or other hidden right wing campaign groups) also hire regular anonymous and illegal online posters (many of whom seem to be supporting Trump – or maybe they are Trump paid posters?)
NEW SECTION – Other 2016 State Election Issues in case you had forgotten:
MARYLAND 4-26-2016 election
5-12-2016 – WAPO -Maryland decertified Baltimore election results, investigates irregularities – Maryland decertified the results of Baltimore’s primary election following widespread reports of fraud: Election officials said the number of ballots cast were “hundreds more” than the number of voters who checked in at polling places, and identified 80 provisional ballots that hadn’t been considered. While it does not appear likely the investigation will change results of Baltimore’s competitive mayoral primary, results in the U.S. Senate and presidential primary cannot be certified until the investigation is complete.
5-3-2016 – WAPO – Election watchdogs call for state probe of Baltimore primary – Some election watchdogs have questioned the integrity of the primary, citing concerns about vote tallies that went missing from several precincts for about 24 hours, polling stations that opened late and alleged conflicts of interest among election judges as well as problems with staff training and voting equipment, including shortages of ballots and ballpoint pens at some centers.
New Action Item?
Not even sure i should even list this since it disgusts me with it’s hypocrisy: the official DNC Election Justice Page called –DNC VOTER EXPANSION PROJECT – “because it’s not enough anymore for the DNC to simply protect against voting restrictions” – and – Voting Rights By the DNC – and – the DNC Voting Rights Institute “a permanent organization created to monitor developments in election law” – [not sure where the action items are in the multimillion dollar DNC institute – this could be a honey pot to attack donors to one of their off the DNC books Super PACS – like the End Citizens United conservative DEM Super PAC] – “Under the leadership of its chair Donna Brazile, the Voting Rights Institute focuses on the protection and expansion of voting rights in a variety of ways, including:
- Voting Rights Policy Development
- Research and Publication
- Voter Protection Organizing
- Redistricting Support
- Voting Rights Litigation Support”
In the lawsuit brought by ODP and others, a federal district court has held that the Ohio legislature’s elimination of “Golden Week” violates both the 14th amendment of the Constitution and section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. This is a big win.
Perkins, the campaigns and our team are still reviewing the decision.
Pratt Norton Wiley National Director of Voter Expansion Democratic National Committee w.m. 617-953-8579 firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> @prattwiley http://www.democrats.org/voterexpansion