Federal Court in TX “Made Winners out of Losers”

Texas:

Lawyers for the state of Texas have accused a federal district judge of wrongfully awarding “a consolation prize” of more than $1 million in attorney fees to groups that challenged the state’s redistricting plans.

The challengers, which included Texas state legislators, voters and civil rights organizations, argued that they were entitled to the money because a court found that the redistricting plans ran afoul of the federal Voting Rights Act. Texas argued it was the winner because the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013 struck down a section of the voting rights law that required the state to go to the court for approval in the first place.

Jail for Community Organizer for Election Fraud

A far-left community organizer is going to jail for at least 2 and a half years for election fraud in Michigan.  Edward Pinkney was sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for rigging a recall election for the mayor of Benton Harbor Michigan.

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As often happens, a defiant voter fraudster defended by protesters outside the courthouse.  “Free Robert Pinkney” they chanted.  Robert Pinkney was handcuffed and hauled off to jail to begin serving his 2.5 to 10 year sentence.  Benton Harbor City Commissioner Marcus Muhammed (D) questioned the legitimacy of the criminal justice system and called the court a “kangaroo court.”

Protests

Protests

At the root of the crime was a recall election.  Far left groups had targeted the mayor of Benton Harbor arguing in the (ironically named) “People’s Tribune” that “an economic system that doesn’t feed, clothe, and house its people must be overturned and replaced with a system that meets the needs of the people.” Here’s the story.

Two and a half years in prison. That’s the minimum sentence given to a Southwest Michigan political activist convicted of election fraud.

Edward Pinkney of Benton Township was taken to prison Monday after his conviction. 

Pinkney said he did nothing wrong and that he was disappointed in the jury and the system that found him guilty of changing the dates on several recall petitions.

The judge responded by reminding Pinkney he was a habitual offender and then sentenced him to two and a half to ten years in prison.

A large group of protestors chanted and held up signs outside the Berrien County Courthouse today following the sentencing of Pinkney.

Pinkney argued the jury who convicted him of five felony counts of election forgery was wrong and that he was innocent.

“I know I did nothing wrong. And I am very disappointed in the system itself,” he said.

Anatomy of a Voter Fraud Scanal

AJC: Imagine someone shy, he said, in a small town who wants to vote privately. But an activist comes into their home, and “because of my position in the community, maybe I have some sway over them, maybe I’m just a dynamic personality, I say, ‘Didn’t you get an absentee ballot? Let me take a look at that.’

“In any world would that be right?”

In fact, a few of the people who actually voted absentee did lodge complaints. Johnny Parker’s was one. Parker cast an absentee ballot marked only for the school board race, not the other contests.

He showed up on Election Day intending to vote in the other races and became angry when a poll worker told him he couldn’t. He filed a complaint, and told investigators Smart had urged him not to worry about the other races on the absentee ballot.

Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board failed to follow election laws, audit finds

“No accountability whatsoever”

 

Wisconsin Reporter:

An audit of the state Government Accountability Board shows an agency that has failed to follow its own laws and a staff that has failed to follow the directives of the six former judges who preside over the “nonpartisan” board.

 

Among other failures:

The audit found that, from February 2010 through April 2014, GAB staff did not conduct 16 statutorily required post-election reviews to identify individuals with ongoing felony sentences who may have voted. State law requires the GAB to “notify the relevant district attorney if such individuals are identified.”

 

Full Legislative Audit Bureau report and Report Highlights.

“Dissolve the Federal Election Commission”

ICYMI, an editorial before the election that suddenly rings loud.  American Spectator

The Democrats, seeing the approach of the 2016 campaign, are determined to regulate political speech wherever it occurs on the Internet, and regardless of the Constitutional protections preserved by the First Amendment. The current FEC regulations require reporting and disclaimers only on paid internet ads, not on those that appear unpaid on the literally millions of websites that will carry political content throughout the next presidential campaign.  The problem stems from the Supreme Court’s various decisions that give the FEC the authority to do what they do, which, of course, like every federal agency, the FEC will extend as far as it can unless further limitations are placed on it.