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Vermont town clerk not told about vote tabulator machine vulnerabilities

By   /  September 22, 2016  /  Issues, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vote tabulation machines can be hacked to switch votes without officials knowing it, but one town clerk in Vermont says she’s never heard of the vulnerability and received no guidance from the Secretary of State’s office for how to spot it.

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Big labor spending big to buy a Dem-controlled state Senate

By   /  September 20, 2016  /  Labor, News, Politics & Elections, State Government, Transportation, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Three-dozen unions had dumped nearly $220,000 into campaign coffers benefiting seven Democrats running for state Senate, according to campaign finance records through earlier this month.

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Different day, same old tired and faulty John Doe narrative by mainstream players

By   /  September 16, 2016  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, News, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Gov. Scott Walker speaks during a rally for South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley, who announced her candidacy for a second term at the Bi-Lo Center, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013,  in Greenville, S.C. Supporting Gov. Haley were Perry, Bobby Jindal-La. and Scott Walker-Wis. (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro)

The left hates Citizens United, at least as it relates to corporate spending. They hate it so much that they are willing to prosecute the speech laws they would rather have into existence.

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Is Vermont’s election safe from hackers?

By   /  September 16, 2016  /  Issues, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont, Voter Fraud  /  No Comments

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Vermont’s secretary of state says the election system is secure after hackers breached databases in Arizona and Illinois, but the ballot-counting machine at the center of the state’s voting process offers little reason for confidence.

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Vermont attorney general candidates say state opioid addiction policies are failing

By   /  September 16, 2016  /  News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Attorney general candidates Republican Deborah Bucknam and Democrat T.J. Donovan criticized Vermont’s handling of the opioid addiction crisis during a debate at Johnson State College on Thursday.

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Campaign finance expert: Feingold’s Progressive United was ‘legalized slush fund’

By   /  September 13, 2016  /  Accountability, News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Progressives United belongs in the same category of some of the other PACs that I called out because of its shady marketing and highly questionable spending,” he said.

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