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New York City Democrats are up to their old tricks The perp walk continues for New York City Democrats, who find more inventive ways to loot our hard-earned tax money. On Aug. 27, Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Queens) surrendered to the attorney general’s office, accused of funneling close to $300,000 to nonprofits she created to employ friends, relatives and supporters. The Parent Workshop Inc. was created to allegedly help Queens parents traverse the city school system. ...


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wmarincic
September 6, 2012
7:39 a.m.

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Marcia Sykes

I have not heard of a single republican arrested and charged with voter fraud. Do you remember ACORN who was charged with major voter fraud for Obama. How about the dozens of unions across the country being charged with voter fraud and lets not forget the Working Family Party (Communist Workers Party) in Troy being charged with voter fraud. I will give that he was not convicted due to the tainted testimony but he was charged. McInerney admitted the voter fraud in 2009. So please sho me the republicans in America charged with voter fraud.

While you are at it why don't yiou tell me about the new black panther party and the voter intimidation in Philidelphia. I will give you that you may find the one or two obscure republican voter fraud cases but I can counter with literally hundreds of Democrats cases of voter fraud.

Will1960
September 6, 2012
7:42 a.m.

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Virginia Newton: In addition to fully supporting your desire for the passage of medicinal marijuana in this state, I also beleive that MM is a smart, logic and progressive step toward legalization for recreational use. My father's declining health could have benefited greatly from using MM after his chemotherapy. However, he was too worried about breaking the law and had no safe path to obtain pot before his death.

The concern that pot use will rise among youth or send the wrong message to kids doesn't bear out with the facts. There's been no increase in that catagory of use for youth in the states that have passed MM laws.

If the 17 other states which passed MM laws can work out a system (and I'm not comparing California's liberal Prop 215 as the standard model), why can't New York's legislators pass a MM law so it's citizens can seek releif from their pain and suffering? Because powerful special interests groups (Pharmacutical lobby, the alcohol industry, the prison and police unions) that profit from the war on marijuana have too much influence and money in our politicians' bid to get re-elected. Citizens like Ms. Newton need to organize, tell their story and demand an end to this wastful, harmful and nonsensical war on pot.

biwemple
September 6, 2012
8:33 a.m.

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Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White (R) was found guilty on six felony counts of voter fraud, theft, and perjury in Feb this year. Voter fraud happens on both sides of the aisle. That was just ONE instance I picked from a simple google search.

capdisgeo
September 6, 2012
8:56 a.m.

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Mr. Higgins letter detailing the numerous crimes committed by NYC Democrats and their lack of serious prosecution, shines a light on the need for citizens to elect an Attorney General from the opposite party. Imagine the different results right now if there was a Republican State Attorney General? Instead we have one-party control and millions of dollars in theft at a time the State is laying off workers and cutting social programs. Gov. Cuomo came into town promising change but its now evident that Sheldon Silver is the real power and the corruption continues. Where is the F.B.I when we need them? Its obvious we cannot count on Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. He is from Silvers own Manhattan Democratic Club. The honchos of the State Police are appointed by the Democrats so they will not do their jobs either. As taxpayers, we are helpless while on our hard-earned pay is robbed by a political party that acts no different than an organized crime family.

seawitch1313
September 6, 2012
10:30 a.m.

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Diane Hombach......
I dont get where you think Philip Maddaus’ Aug. 28 letter,is unamerican. With our economy how do you know Americans dont want the jobs offered to illegals? I'm sorry, but it is NOT unamerican to expect US companies to hire legal workers, especially on our own soil. IMHO... If someone wants a job here, then he/she should become a US citizen, pay taxes, and contribute to society before they get hired.

SnowGrinch
September 6, 2012
4:47 p.m.

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wmarincic _ I have not heard of a single republican arrested and charged with voter fraud.

* Apr 26th, 2012 Feda Kidd Morton, who ran two years ago for the Republican nomination for the 5th District Congressional seat that was ultimately won by Robert Hurt, has been arrested, accused of election fraud. Morton, a former chair of the Republican party in Fluvanna County, is charged with the felony of falsely certifying a petition in a 2011 race.

* Republican Charles Patrick was removed from office on February 4, 2012 after a jury convicted him on six felony counts including perjury, theft and voter fraud.

* Feb 6, 2012 Republican Charlie White, Indiana Election Chief, Found Guilty Of Voter Fraud

* Republican Thaddeus McCotter ran for Congress, but he failed to qualify for the 2012 Republican primary in his congressional district after massive fraud resulted in the rejection of approximately 85% of his petition signatures as invalid. 4 of McCotters staffers were charged with 12 felon, and 24 misdemeanor charges of voter fraud.

How many more should I post?

janesjoys
September 7, 2012
3:14 a.m.

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Re: wmarincic comments

I think that wmarincic has totally missed the point of my letter. This seems to be the problem when you base your opinions on GOP talking points and fail to read, digest, and research before forming your OWN opinions. I think that the ACORN witch hunt has been debunked and they were cleared, but I will have to research a little further.

I was actually pointing out VOTER SUPRESSION by the GOP. I don't believe that there was any accusation regarding GOB fraud.

However, I thank SnowGrinch for his citings of actual Republican fraud. Interestingly, this is not VOTER FRAUD, but fraud by elected officials. I am not sure a picture ID would have prevented these instances.

Marcia Sykes

wmarincic
September 7, 2012
7:34 a.m.

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Voter supression, you mean like the new black panther party on video with a baseball bat not allowing whites in to vote? I see, and I'm not a republican, I'm a Conservative and believe it or not I even voted for Clinton his 1st term. I follow the truth not MSNBC.

SnowGrinch
September 7, 2012
8:40 a.m.

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No Wmarincic... The Black Panther party incident you refer to was an isolated incident and IS a violation of the law.
Voter suppression is an organized Republican program aimed at keeping legitimate voters from the polls this November.

Consider the case of 93 year old Viviette Applewhite:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6oetIv0t...

wmarincic
September 7, 2012
6 p.m.

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Come on SnowGrinch, you need ID to cash a check and to do just about anything in America, so by saying Republicans are suppressing voters by requiring ID is rediculous and without reading your article I would also say that is an isolated incident. I would watch it but I'm at work and youtube is blocked.

SnowGrinch
September 7, 2012
9:03 p.m.

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This entire voter ID campaign is about voter suppression, not ending voter fraud.

The analysis of 2,068 reported fraud cases by News21, a Carnegie-Knight investigative reporting project, found 10 cases of alleged in-person voter impersonation since 2000. With 146 million registered voters in the United States, those represent about one for every 15 million prospective voters.

However...

the Brennan Center estimates they could collectively disenfranchise more than three million people this year. In other words, for each case of voter impersonation these laws prevent, nearly 350,000 citizens may lose their right to vote.

If voter ID laws were so important, why didn't the GOP push these laws in off year elections, INSTEAD OF IN A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION YEAR?

janesjoys
September 8, 2012
2:47 a.m.

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Thank you SnowGrinch for your well researched FACTS!

wmarincic
September 8, 2012
7:20 a.m.

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http://www.groupsnoop.org/News21

News21 is an investigative journalism collaborative. Comprised of college students and led by academic advisors, News21 conducts in-depth investigative reporting. News21 provides its stories freely to the media. Liberal media outlets often publish work written by News21 students in a practice known as co-publishing. News21 work has been criticized for being sloppy and incomplete.

Prominent liberal media outlets such as the Washington Post, MSNBC and the Center for Public Integrity have republished News21 reports.[1]

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation have provided millions of dollars to News21.

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