Latest twist in the great imaginary vote fraud epidemic of 2012: Now Republicans are nabbed doing exactly the same stuff they have accused Democrats of doing. In a piece in this morning's New York Times we get a peek at voter hanky-panky, GOP-style.
An operative named Nathan Sproul, who has receive ... More >>
What timing. Just as the trial of Texas' voter ID law kicks off in D.C., a new analysis by the Associated Press has found that such laws in other states have led to hundreds of ballots being rejected, both in 2008's general election and in the primaries this year.
The Associated Press looked a ... More >>
Given Texas's dicey history with electoral rights, the Obama Administration has expressed concern in recent months about the state's new Voter ID law, which requires voters to bring government-issued identification to the polls. So the state, naturally, is suing to put the new and allegedly discrimi ... More >>
The voter ID law passed by Texas lawmakers in May continues its circuit among activists, lawmakers, academics and social commentators as a discriminatory, unjustified and absolutely necessary measure, depending on who's yelling. Words like "voter fraud" on the right and "disenfranchisement" o ... More >>
OK, I do understand that we're all primed now to string up the entire Medrano family for a massive vote fraud conspiracy bordering on terrorism, communism and cannibalism. All I want to do is toss out a couple modest words of caution.
The Dallas Morning News has a lead editorial today insist ... More >>
Rachel Maddow takes on Debbie Georgatos and her fear of Dallas County's "Super-Massive Blue Hole."Just remember: A grand total of 235 people voted to make Wade Emmert the new chairman of the Dallas County Republican Party. But 33,000-and-still-rising have now watched his rival Debbie Georgatos's ... More >>
From Carlos Medrano for JP CampaignCarlos and Pauline MedranoTill a few minutes ago, Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Pauline Medrano and I had been playing a marathon game of phone tag in recent days, following District 2 council candidate Billy MacLeod's efforts to get the city, county and even the Departm ... More >>
During the 2007 mayoral campaign, former city council member Ed Oakley sent out mailers depicting himself and convicted felon Don Hill as Democrats and Tom Leppert and former Mayor Pro Tem Max Wells as Republicans. Oakley also accepted the endorsement of the Dallas County Democratic Party and printe ... More >>
Gone, just like that. Almost.I know Rowdy is gone and we haven't lifted a sports championship trophy this millennium, but it could've been much, much worse.
As in, we almost had a sleezeball for a mayor and - more ominous - we were almost all blown to smithereens.
While we were busy diagra ... More >>
Well, looks like the frequent mentions of former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller in the federal Dallas City Hall corruption trial ain't just Dixie. The defense clearly plans to argue that the FBI should have gone after Miller, because she took a ton of money from developer Brian Potashnik, who's agreed t ... More >>
In the comments to our earlier Don Hill item this morning, a Friend of Unfair Park points our direction to this Web site: DonHillTrial.com. Hoo-boy. What gag order indeed. But, this question: Is this the first public corruption trial in history to provide its own logo?
Judge Sharon KellerIt's only been two days, but, sure, why not -- back to Judge Sharon Keller, who Fort Worth Democratic State Rep. Lon Burnam wants impeached for refusing to stick around a few extra minutes for a Death Row inmate's last-minute appeal back in September 2007. She's worth a mention th ... More >>