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Boxer Introduces Bill on Day One of the 113th Congress to Fight Long Election Lines

Press Release of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

For Immediate Release:
January 22, 2013

Contact:
Washington D.C. Office (202) 224-3553

The “LINE Act” Would Set National Standards and Require Action by States Where Voters Waited in Line for Hours

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), on the first day of the 113th Congress, reintroduced her election reform bill – the LINE Act – which would help ensure that all American voters can cast a ballot in federal elections without enduring hours-long delays at their polling places.

President Obama signaled his commitment to this important election reform yesterday in his Second Inaugural Address when he said, “Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote.”

Boxer Introduces Bill to Help Voters Avoid Long Lines on Election Day

The “LINE Act” Would Set National Standards and Require Action by States Where Voters Waited in Line for Hours

For Immediate Release:
December 5, 2012
Contact: Washington D.C. Office (202) 224-3553

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today introduced the LINE Act, election reform legislation designed to guarantee that all American voters can cast a ballot in federal elections without facing hours-long delays at their polling places.

Senator Boxer said, “It is unacceptable that many Americans had to wait in line for five, six or seven hours to cast their ballots. The LINE Act will help ensure that every American has an equal chance to vote without enduring hours-long delays at their polling places.”

Million Dollar Reward Offered To Expose Election Fraud

Today, we offered a million dollar reward for hard information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone using corrupt or fraudulent means to rig a 2012 federal election so the real winner loses.  The information must result in a correction of the fraudulent election and must be new information not previously reported.

There has been a great deal of nefarious activity in the run up to this election mostly by partisans on the Republican side of the aisle. Karl Rove is receiving a great deal of scrutiny for raising hundreds of millions from GOP billionaires to defeat President Obama.

So we want cyber sleuths and whistleblowers of all stripes to keep an eye out for things that normally stay hidden, such as manipulation of the tabulation results.  We have a tip line 1-888-VOTETIP or send to tips@velvetrevolution.us.

Press Release: Kucinich Announces ‘Game Changing’ Constitutional Amendment to Publicly Finance Federal Elections

Washington, Jan 19 -

On the eve of the second anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling known as Citizens United, which opened the floodgate of unlimited, shadowy corporate spending in public elections, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) has introduced H. J. Res. 100, a constitutional amendment to rescue American democracy from corporate money’s corrupting influence.

“Because of the decision by the Supreme Court majority in the Citizens United case, more money was spent on campaigns in the 2010 election than has ever been spent in a mid-term election.

“Because of the Citizens United case, more money will be spent in the 2012 elections than has ever been spent in an election in the history of our country.

“Because of the Citizens United case, American democracy has been put up on the auction block,” said Kucinich.

NJ Governor Secretly Gave Keynote Speech To Koch Brothers Seminar

Calls New Jersey Democrats “Stupid” And Brags About Crushing Unions And Public Employees

KochWatch.org Calls For Ethics Investigation And Legislative Hearings

09.07.2011– Washington, DC—Brad Friedman, writing for Mother Jones, reports today that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie secretly gave the keynote speech at the Koch brothers’ Vail, Colorado Summer Seminar on June 26th. Governor Christie kept the event off of his daily calendar and kept it hidden until today.

David Koch introduced Governor Christie as “my kind of guy” and disclosed that he had met privately with him for two hours at the Koch New York offices.

Secret Recording Of Koch Brothers Retreat: Charles Koch Calls President Obama “Saddam Hussein” While GOP Governors Applaud

Governors Rick Perry, Rick Scott And Bob McDonnell in Attendance, along with Hundreds of Corporate Titans

09.07.2011–
Washington, DC— The billionaire ultra-conservative activist Charles Koch was exposed today alluding to President Obama as “Saddam Hussein” to his supporters and inadvertently reeling off the names of donors who have given at least a million dollars to the otherwise secretive political foundation he runs with his brother. http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/09/exclusive-audio-koch-brothers-seminar-tapes

The revelations, published in Mother Jones, were based on an unprecedented audio recording made at a recent Koch Foundation retreat in Vail, Colorado.

Protect Our Elections Asks Ohio FBI To Investigate Smoking Gun Contract Implicating GOP In Rigging 2004 Presidential Election

On August 19, 2011, Protect Our Elections attorney Kevin Zeese wrote a letter to the Cincinnati, Ohio FBI Office asking that it launch a criminal investigation into the 2004 presidential election in light of new filings in a civil case which included a contract proving the relationship between Ohio SOS Ken Blackwell and the GOP hosting company SmarTech. In short, the contract combined with the analysis of cyber security expert Stephen Spoonamore confirm that SmarTech was used for a man in the middle computer attack on election night 2004.

Protect Our Elections Asks FBI To Expand Its Investigation Of NewsCorp To Include Its Relationship With US Chamber Of Commerce

On August 14, 2011, Protect Our Elections attorney Kevin Zeese wrote a letter to the FBI asking that it expand its investigation of NewsCorp to include (1) its million dollar donation to the US Chamber of Commerce to gut the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in order to cover up, obstruct and undermine an investigation under the FCPA, and (2) a conspiracy with the Chamber to use private investigators, military intelligence contractors, and law firms to spy on Americans and organizations that they consider threats, either on political, financial or ideological grounds.

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