Download here or click below to play On the eve of the Nevada caucuses, Nicole Sandler is thrilled to welcome the nation's leading election law expert, Rick Hasen, to the show. His new book, Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy, is a must-read for anyone who cares about the future of our Republic.
Nicole attempts to get the facts behind the new "voter fraud commission" with the guy who's been telling us about Kris Kobach for years, independent investigative reporter Greg Palast. In a report published just as Greg came on the air with us today at The Progressive , Greg shows that even as 44 states say they won't cooperate with Kobach's request for voter data, at least 28 already have!
November 4. It's my birthday, and one for which I am incredibly grateful. I was diagnosed with and appear to have kicked cancer during my 56th year. Election Day, as it falls on the first Tuesday in November, occasionally falls on my birthday. My first presidential vote was cast November 4, 1980. I voted for Jimmy Carter, but Ronald Reagan was elected president on my 21st birthday! Fast forward to my 49th ... November 4, 2008, Barack Obama - our first African American president - was elected on my 49th birthday. Today I turn 47 and in a few days, [...]
It was a busy second full day in our new studios at my new time. And with the commute up to Delray Beach, and the engineer in house doing some final tweaking, it was a looong day. So sorry for getting the details of today's show posted so late. But better late than never! Brad Friedman, who's been covering election issues for over a decade at The Brad Blog and for the past year or so on his BradCast (heard here on The Nicole Sandler Show stream weekday evenings at 8pm Eastern/ 5 Pacific) joined me to give his journalistic [...]
There's something fishy in California, where there are still somewhere in the neighborhood of 2.5 million outstanding votes not yet counted, and there were many millions more who complained that they were either purged from the voter roles, their ballots had no presidential choices or encountered other issues and were given provisional ballots, not knowing when or even if their votes will be counted. Welcome to the voting system in "the greatest nation in the world™"! On March 27, two election integrity activist attorneys from Ohio participated in an event with the Institute for American Democracy and Election [...]
I live in Florida, and have experience first hand the problems with touch screen voting machines. If you've never seen the movie Hacking Democracy, I urge you to watch it now. It'll make this story a whole lot more troublesome to you. Or you can bury your head in the sand the way most of the country seems to be doing. As Brad Friedman of BradBlog reports, From the State of Delaware's Elections website with 100% reporting: Verifiable Paper-Based Absentee Results: CASTLE: 54.7% - O'DONNELL: 45.3% Unverifiable Election Day E-Voting Machine Results: CASTLE: 46.7% - O'DONNELL: 53.3% This is a [...]