After Garland County, Arkansas closed 40 of its 42 polling places for today’s runoff election, voters who wanted to vote early were turned away all week. Now, on Election Day, the full extent of the county’s boneheaded decision to make it more difficult for residents to vote is coming to bear with “long lines and parking problems.”
|By: Michael Whitney Tuesday June 8, 2010 11:57 am|
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday June 8, 2010 9:55 am|
It’s hard to know whether the New York Time’s content or the timing of the piece are more suspect, but appearing as it does on a hotly contested election day it does not rise to the level of responsible journalism.
|By: Jon Walker Monday June 7, 2010 8:31 am|
Tuesday, June 8 is one of the biggest days in politics this cycle with primary elections in 11 states: California, Iowa, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia and Arkansas, which hosts a primary runoff. In three of these states–Arkansas, California and Nevada—voters are choosing contenders for crucial seats in the US Senate, and one incumbent is fighting for her job.
|By: Jane Hamsher Sunday June 6, 2010 4:00 pm|
Voters are in fact being turned away as seen in the video posted here. Says Blue Arkansas, “make no mistake about it, they’re stealing the election for Blanche Lincoln.”
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday June 5, 2010 12:45 pm|
Remember that promise Charles Tapp made to open the Garland County polls so that there would be more than two polling places available in Bill Halter’s strongest county?
That was a lie.
|By: David Dayen Thursday June 3, 2010 12:15 pm|
This latest ad from Arkansas for Change, hits Lincoln on her biggest selling point: her chairmanship of the Senate Agriculture Committee, which the ad claims she has used to funnel money toward agribusiness and away from family farmers.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday June 1, 2010 1:55 pm|
Lincoln’s phoniness on derivatives is the key point of the campaign, IMO. She’s wearing this bill as a badge of honor, when she couldn’t even defend her own proposal to her colleagues, and chose not to defend it on the floor of the Senate, when Maria Cantwell tried to close a massive loophole inserted into the language.
|By: David Dayen Thursday May 27, 2010 12:33 pm|
Lincoln has two problems – she needs to actually attract more Democratic voters, which she has appeared unable to do thus far, and she needs to have motivated supporters turn out for her again, which defies the logic of where the motivated voters are in this primary. If numbers like these persist, I’d guess Lincoln may change her tune on holding another debate. Or maybe she won’t, since Halter destroyed her in the last one.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday May 25, 2010 1:25 pm|
Lincoln voted to repeal Glass-Steagall, and just last week voted against states getting the responsibility to set their own credit card interest rates for their constituents. That’s fine, and so is this ad from AFSCME targeting Lincoln on her entire record over many years. But it’s important to set the record straight on the point in question – Blanche Lincoln can’t explain her own derivatives proposal, chose not to defend it, and won’t stand in the way when it’s watered down. Those are just the facts.
|By: David Dayen Monday May 24, 2010 2:25 pm|
The vote today provides an opportunity to see, in full view, who supports consumer protections and who supports auto dealers getting a free pass. Public Citizen, one of the pro-reform groups working on this effort, has a guide to which members of the Senate would be most likely to support the auto dealers on this one. And an interesting name tops the list. . . .