Formal Criminal Charge Filed in Florida Against Lorraine Brown, President of Notorious Foreclosure Document Processor DocX UPDATE: Plea Deal

By: Tuesday November 20, 2012 10:55 am

The US Attorney in the Middle District of Florida, Robert O’Neill, has submitted an information, basically a criminal charge without the use of a grand jury for the indictment, of Lorraine Brown, the founder of DocX, for the fraudulent production of mortgage assignments, notarizations, and other documents used to foreclose on borrowers (h/t 4closure fraud). [...]

Voter Suppression In Action in Florida, Ohio Over the Weekend

By: Monday November 5, 2012 6:20 am

Polls predicting a narrow victory for President Obama in tomorrow’s Presidential election are only “skewed” in the sense that they don’t take into account the persistent attempts at voter suppression in key battleground states controlled by Republicans. The Obama campaign’s strategy to bank early votes and get sporadic voters out to cast their ballot only [...]

Disenfranchisement of Ex-Felons Bars 2 Million from Voting in Key Swing States Virginia and Florida

By: Friday November 2, 2012 10:00 am

The above graphic comes from the Prison Policy Initiative, and it shows the impact of summary disenfranchisement of adult-age ex-convicts in our political system, unique around the world. No other country disenfranchises ex-felons to the degree we do here in America. Prisoners pay their debt to society but their ability to have a voice in [...]

Republican Voter Suppression Efforts Continue

By: Thursday September 27, 2012 1:00 pm

The Commonwealth judge in the Pennsylvania voter ID case will not rule today on the fate of the law. But even if the judge vacates the voter ID law for Pennsylvania, that does not end the spate of voter suppression efforts nationwide. In fact, two new efforts have just heated up. In Florida, Governor Rick [...]

FL-25: “Envelopes Stuffed With Cash” Turn Up in Rivera Fake Candidate Scandal

By: Saturday September 22, 2012 1:54 pm

I’ve mentioned the saga of Rep. David Rivera once before. He’s the South Florida Republican Congressman who paid for mailers for a fake Democratic “candidate” in the hopes that he could either drive up the negatives or defeat his likely opponent, Joe Garcia. Investigators, including the FBI, have already discovered a bounty of evidence showing [...]

Florida Essentially Gives Up on Voter Purge Efforts

By: Wednesday September 12, 2012 10:56 am

The state of Florida has backed down in their attempts to purge voter-rolls of suspected non-citizens. In the settlement of a lawsuit with civil rights organizations, Florida has basically rolled back the entire voter purge, including their initial list of 2,600 “potential non-citizens,” which ended up netting exactly one non-citizen voter, out of the 8.3 [...]

RNC Calls Off Monday Events Due to Hurricane Isaac

By: Sunday August 26, 2012 8:41 am

The Republican National Convention will be a three-day affair, much like the Democratic convention this year. RNC Chair Reince Priebus announced yesterday that, because of the threat of Hurricane Isaac, the convention will quickly gavel into session and then adjourn on Monday, returning Tuesday for the remainder of the events. The initial plan was to [...]

Federal Court Blocks Florida Early Voting Restrictions

By: Friday August 17, 2012 8:55 am

A quick dispatch from the war on voting: a federal judge in Florida has overturned state limits on early voting saying that the law would violate the civil rights of minorities in several counties. Several counties in Florida are covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which requires certain areas with a history [...]

Republican Voter Suppression Efforts Designed to Shave Off Votes at the Margins

By: Thursday August 16, 2012 8:15 am

Amid the fallout from a Pennsylvania judge allowing the state’s voter ID law to advance, the Philadelphia Inquirer, um, inquires as to whether the law could affect the outcome of the Presidential election: Political strategists and experts in election law caution that it is difficult to predict the electoral impact of such laws in Pennsylvania [...]

Lisa Epstein Challenging Incumbent for Palm Beach County Clerk of Courts, Election on Tuesday

By: Sunday August 12, 2012 3:45 pm

Lisa Epstein, the foreclosure fighter who gained national recognition for her research and discovery, attempts to pull off an upset on Tuesday in the race for Clerk of Court in Palm Beach County. This is the equivalent of a register of deeds, the official who records mortgage transfer documents in counties across the country. Epstein [...]

Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Will End in Chaos at Polls, Official Says

By: Thursday August 2, 2012 12:22 pm

A court case in Harrisburg over Pennsylvania’s new voter ID law continues this week. And one election official from Philadelphia warned of carnage at the polls in testimony yesterday. The state’s new voter identification law is expected to create great confusion in Philadelphia on Election Day, when thousands may discover they are ineligible to cast [...]

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