Statements about Elections
Texas is "the state that has now gone the longest without electing a Democrat statewide."
"I am going to be on the ballot in all 50 states. There is no other third-party candidate that’s going to come close to achieving that."
"Since 2000, only 10 cases of in-person voter fraud have been proven nationally."
An aide "acted on his own" and "was not representing the Thompson campaign" when he sent an email criticizing the sexual orientation of U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin.
"In Cuyahoga County ... 56 percent of weekend voters in 2008 were African American while adult African Americans comprise 28 percent of the county population."
Voter identification laws make it complicated and expensive to get an ID, essentially instituting a modern-day poll tax.
Says that if Texas, California and New York all voted for Democratic presidential nominees, "it would be mathematically impossible for Republicans to elect a president."
"We know there are more Democrats in Georgia than Republicans. We know that for a fact."
Says Chris Christie was the "first governor in America to endorse" Mitt Romney.
Says Republicans supported legislation on early voting and in-person voting in 2005.
Says under Wisconsin law, he cannot remove his name from the ballot for re-election to Congress.
"Paul Ryan got his start in politics, as a young staffer just out of college, working for then-Congressman John Kasich’s Budget Committee."
"Austin is the largest city in the U.S. or Texas with no geographic representation" on its city council.
"13,000 Floridians are able to vote -- but their governor won't tell them."
Says "a Republican hasn't won [an election] for a presidency in New Jersey since 1988."
Voter turnout for some groups in the 2008 presidential general election in Georgia "was far greater than it should have been demographically."
"We actually made history in 2010. We came the closest in 24 years to defeating Frank Pallone."
"I have voted every year in Wisconsin."
"This ban will only apply to Oregon commercial fishermen. Washington commercial fishermen would still be allowed to use gillnets on the Columbia River."
As Florida secretary of state, Kurt Browning "allowed 1,800 illegal voters to register in Florida."
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