Statements about Elections

Says gubernatorial candidate Clay Pell "hasn't spent a dime on advertising."

"Nine out of the 10 poorest states are Red states."

Twenty four states have voter ID or comparable restrictions; before Barack Obama was elected, it was two.

"Seventy-four percent of Rhode Islanders support [a] national popular vote [for president] because they, as I, believe in one person-one vote."

"There hasn’t been a Republican in the legislature or the City Council in Providence in over 30 years."

Rhode Island is the last state still using the Optech III P voting machines and they don’t meet suggested federal standards.

"In 32 other states and Washington D.C., they [voters] can avoid the wait by voting before Election Day."

"More than 9,000 Rhode Island voters used the Moderate Party master lever mechanism and they didn't have a single Moderate on their ballot."

"Eleven states complete their [legislative] sessions within three calendar months, and another five only meet biennially."

Public employees receive "something like 25 percent of the paychecks that are issued in Rhode Island."

"Our welfare system now consumes 42 percent of our budget."

Three thousand felons voted in Rhode Island in 2008.

"One of the first states in the union to pass a voter ID bill was Rhode Island, 85 percent Democratic legislature."

Rhode Island’s voter identification law was pushed by "a black Democrat in the House, a black Democrat in the Senate. That's a fact."

"An April study found that about 70 percent of ads in this election cycle have been negative [due to SuperPACs], up from only 9 percent through the same period in 2008."

In 2011, Alabama and Massachusetts passed legislation allowing non-citizens who are legal residents to vote in state and local elections.

"The number of new businesses started per year has dropped by 100,000 during this president’s term."

"Having an entirely Democrat congressional delegation in 2009, when the [federal stimulus] bill passed, increases the per capita stimulus dollars that the state receives per person by $460."

"After filing a lawsuit in Rhode Island, we reached an agreement with state agencies that resulted in more voters being registered in the first full month after our lawsuit than in the entire previous two-year reporting period."

"Legally, it doesn't make any difference" which state district you live in when running for Congress.

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