Saturday, August 29, 2015

Saluting Biff Spackle

I am a fan of Doug Ross Journal especially the comics. I post this without permission to call attention to Biff Spackle's greatness. If the copyright owners ask me to remove it, I will gladly do so. Salute!

This Is Bigger Than It Might Seem: Ernie Boch Jr. Holds A Fundraiser For Donald Trump

Ernie Boch, Jr. might be hard to explain to an outsider because he doesn't fit a niche that every locale features. If he was from the South he would be called a good old boy but he is bigger than that label would suggest. I guess there are local personalities like him elsewhere but none come to mind.

Like Donald Trump, Boch inherited a fortune and turned it into a larger fortune. He likes to do philanthropy and seems like a fun guy. He is comfortable in front of crowds, appearing frequently on local TV and radio and playing in his rock band. He can speak at length about automobiles from consumer preferences to market share to horse power and cup holders. Everybody's Boston buddy.

Like most Massachusetts residents, Boch is presumed to be a bit left of center. He was rumored to be a prospective buyer of the once mighty "Boston Globe" and everyone seemed to think it was a nice fit (Red Sox owner would ultimately purchase the red ink slush pile from The New York Times Company).  As far as I know Boch is not overtly political. It became a news item that he was doing a fundraiser for The Donald. Not just a news item but a head scratcher. A brow raiser. Really? Ernie? Trump? Really?

 This is big, folks.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Nothing To See, Folks: 141 Counties With More Registered Voters Than People

(Alexandria, VA) – August 27.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) has put 141 counties on notice across the United States that they have more registered voters than people alive.  PILF has sent 141 statutory notice letters to county election officials in 21 states.  The letters are a prerequisite to bringing a lawsuit against those counties under Section 8 of the federal National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).

The letters inform the target counties that it appears they are violating the NVRA because they are not properly maintaining the voter rolls.  The NVRA, (also known as Motor Voter) requires state and local election officials to properly maintain voter rolls and ensure that only eligible voters are registered to vote.  Having more registrants than eligible citizens alive indicates that election officials have failed to properly maintain voter rolls.

States with counties which received a notice letter are (# of counties): Michigan (24), Kentucky (18), Illinois (17), Indiana (11), Alabama (10), Colorado (10), Texas (9), Nebraska (7), New Mexico (5), South Dakota (5), Kansas (4), Mississippi (4), Louisiana (3), West Virginia (3), Georgia (2), Iowa (2), Montana (2), North Carolina (2), Arizona, Missouri, New York (1 each).  Federally produced data show the letter recipients have more registrants than living eligible citizens alive.

Rest of story.

Remember, there is no such thing as voter fraud.