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Next Battle: The “NO”vember 4th, 2014 Mid-Term Elections.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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The 2014 United States elections will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. During this midterm election year, all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested in this election along with 38 state and territorial governorships, 46 state legislatures (except LouisianaMississippiNew Jersey and Virginia), four territorial legislatures and numerous state and local races.

 

 

2014 United States elections
Midterm elections
Election day November 4
Senate elections
Seats contested 33 seats of Class II
and various mid-term vacancies

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Map of the 2014 Senate races
Light red: Retiring Republican
Dark red: Incumbent Republican
Light blue: Retiring Democrat
Dark blue: Incumbent Democrat
Gray: no election
House elections
Seats contested All 435 seats to the 114th Congress
Gubernatorial elections
Seats contested 38

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English: Color coded map for the 2014 U.S. gubernatorial races (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Map of the 2014 gubernatorial races
Light red: Term-limited or Retiring Republican
Dark red: Incumbent Republican
Light blue: Term-limited or Retiring Democrat
Dark blue: Incumbent Democrat
Green: Incumbent Independent
Gray: no election

 

 

Congressional elections

 

Senate elections…. All seats in Senate Class II will be up for election. Additionally, special elections will be held to fill vacancies in the other two Senate Classes.

 

Senate Class II 

Class 2 consists of:

 

States with a Class 2 senator: AlabamaAlaskaArkansasColoradoDelawareGeorgiaIdahoIllinoisIowaKansasKentuckyLouisiana,MaineMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMontanaNebraskaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNorth Carolina,OklahomaOregonRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasVirginiaWest Virginia, and Wyoming.

 

 

House of Representatives elections

 

All 435 voting seats in the United States House of Representatives will be up for election. Additionally, elections will be held to select the delegates for the District of Columbia and four of the five U.S. territories. The only seat in the House not up for election will be the Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico, who serves a four-year term.

 

On March 11, there was a special election for Florida’s 13th congressional district.

 

 

Gubernatorial elections

 

Elections will be held for the governorships of thirty-six of the fifty U.S. States and threeU.S. territories. Special elections may be held for vacancies in the other states and territories.

 

OBAMA CORNELL

 

The 2014 Midterms are coming. Less than 7 months away. Get registered, get your voter ID. Get educated on new voting rules in YOUR State, county, districts.

 

The Mid Term Elections Are 7 Months Away. Here Is ALL You Need To Know For Voter Registration. Get Links, Facts, Phone Numbers & Mailing Information To Get Registered AND Learn New Voter I.D. Laws In YOUR State.

Mid Term Election Day November 4th, 2014…7 Months Away. Get Prepared. Barack That Vote!

 

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Voter Registration

 

VOTER REGISTRATION

 

 

Registration Deadline: Voter registration is closed for the ten (10) days before an election

 

Party Affiliation: No party registration required for primary voting

 

VOTER REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS:

 


Age: Must be 18 years old

 

Citizenship: Must be a United States Citizen

 

Residency: Must be a resident of your state

 

Mental Competency: Have not been legally declared “mentally incompetent” by a court

 

Felony Convictions: Have not been convicted of a disqualifying felony (or have rights restored)

 

ID Requirements: Driver’s license number or Social Security number

 

OBTAINING A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM

 

 

Online: http://www.sos.state.  your state here /elections/GetRegForm.aspx

 

 

In person
- Local County Board of Registrars
- Driver’s licensing office
- County and select municipal public libraries
- Department of Human Resources
- WIC Program, Department of Public Health
- Medicaid Agency
- Department of Rehabilitation Services
- Public 4-year universities
- Select private 4-year universities

 

By mail/ in writing : Must write/phone your local elections office

 

 

 

VERIFYING YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS

 

 

Check Status of Your Voter Registration

 



The NAACP has once again teamed up with the National Urban League to sponsor the National Voter Empowerment Hotline at 1-866-MyVote1 (1-866-698-6831).

 

ABSENTEE BALLOT QUALIFICATIONS

 

 

Who can vote absentee

 


   - Will be absent from the county on election day
- Is ill or has a physical disability that prevents a trip to the polling place
- Is a registered Alabama voter living outside the county, such as a member of the armed forces, a voter employed outside the United States, a college student, or a spouse or child of such a person
- Is an appointed election officer or poll watcher at a polling place other than his or her regular polling place
- Works a required shift, 10-hours or more, that coincides with polling hours

 

 

Other absentee voter qualifications: Business/MedicalEmergency Voting application can be made after the absentee deadline but no later than 5 PM on the day before the election, if the voter is required by an employer under unforeseen circumstances to be out of the county on election day for an emergency business trip, or has a medical emergency requiring treatment from a licensed physician.

 

 

OBTAINING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT

 

 

Absentee Voting Information for U.S. Citizens Abroad

 

 

Get Your Absentee Ballot Now! 

 

 

Federal Voting Assistance Program – Home – To Vote Absentee

 


In person: Visit the local absentee election manager(usually the Circuit Clerk) to request and absentee ballot.

 

 

By mail: Link to address/contact info – County election offices

 

 

Military and oversees voting: http://www.sos.state. your state here us/elections/MilitaryOverseas.aspx

 

 


Emergency Voting: For medical or business emergencies; must apply no later than 5pm the night before the election

 

 

Other absentee ballot information:The absentee ballot application must be returned to the Absentee Election Manager by the voter in person (or by the voter’s designee in the case of medical emergency voting) or by U.S. Mail.  No absentee ballot application may be mailed in the same envelope as another voter’s absentee ballot application.

 

 

SUBMITTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT

Location and time: An absentee ballot returned by mail must be postmarked no later than the day prior to the election and received by the Absentee Election Manager no later than noon on election day. If hand-delivered, the ballot must be in the office of the Absentee Election Manager by the close of business (but no later than 5 p.m.) on the day prior to the election.

 

Other absentee ballot submission information: An absentee ballot cannot be counted unless the affidavit is  notarized or has the signature of two witnesses. If the absentee ballot application is approved, the Absentee Election Manager forwards the ballot by U.S. mail or personally hands the absentee ballot to the voter (or to a designee in the case of emergency voting).

 

EARLY VOTING

 

Early Voting States

 

Absentee and Early Voting

 

Early Voting and Absentee Voting


Deciding how to vote: http://www.votesmart.org

 

Time off to vote: Employees can take time off to vote in any election for which the employee is qualified and registered to vote, unless the employee’s work hours commence at least two hours after the polls open or end at least one hour before the polls close. The employer may determine what hours are available for the employee to vote.

 

Polling Place: https://myinfo. your state here votes.gov/


ID Requirements: Photo ID or HAVA approved ID

 

How to Vote: Paper ballots + Optical scan voting equipment Link to Sample Ballots

 

Problems with voting: HAVA Voter Complaint Form

 

Verifying provisional ballot status: https://myinfo. your state here votes.gov/

 


Verifying absentee ballot status: https://myinfo. your state here .gov/

 

 

One Common Ground, Philipsburg, MT 59858 Hotline: 888-Vote-Smart (888-868-3762)

 

 

2014 U.S. Senate Midterm Election Races

 

Georgia, Iowa, New Mexico, and Virginia. We moved Iowa from “Democrat Hold” to “Tossup.”

 

We currently rate six races in the “Tossup” category (AK, CO, KY, LA, MI, IA), five Democrat seats and one GOP seat, with an additional five seats already projected as “GOP Takeaways” (AR, MT, NC, SD, WV). Republicans need a net six takeaways to regain control of the Senate. Polls and projections on the thirty-five 2014 U.S. Senate Midterm Election races. Get the latest information on the Senate contests here.

 

The Democrats have a five-seat majority (55-45) when you include the two “Independents” who caucus with them. That means Republicans will have to net gain six seats to retake control of the U.S. Senate (If it is 50-50 with the two Independents voting with the Democrats, it would remain in Democratic control because the Vice-President would cast the tie-breaking vote). There are 35 races, 21 of them seats currently held by Democrats, and 14 by Republicans.

 

The 35 races (including special elections) are listed in the table here:

Polls and Projections

 

 

2014 United States elections

 

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U.S. House

 

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Mayors

 

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The Manchin-Toomey Gun Bill Vote


 

By Jueseppi B.

 

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The Senate is scheduled to vote today on the crucial Manchin-Toomey amendment – a bipartisan effort that would expand background checks to include gun shows and online sales.

 

An overwhelming majority of Americans, including gun owners and several prominent pro-gun groups, support Manchin-Toomey. Yet the vote is too close to call and six Senators are undecided on how they will vote.

 

Send a message to key senators that their vote will affect the safety of the entire country:

 

 

“Vote YES on the Manchin-Toomey Amendment to expand background checks and save lives. #DemandAction”

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This is a critical moment for gun reform in America. The Manchin-Toomey amendment will keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.

 
Thank you for making your voice heard. Please forward this message to your friends and family and ask them to do the same:

 

http://DemandAction.org/KeySenators

 

 

 

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URGENT: This afternoon is the big Senate vote on guns.

 

The NRA is opposing the bipartisan Manchin-Toomey proposal for background checks on gun purchases. A vote was delayed last week due to concerns that it lacked the votes, and today’s vote will be tight.

 

It’s incredibly important that senators hear from constituents TODAY.

 

Can you call Senators and tell them you want background checks!!

 

The Manchin-Toomey proposal expands background checks to gun sales online and at gun shows — where criminals and other dangerous people too often get their hands on deadly firearms.

 

It has support from groups as diverse as the pro-gun Independent Firearm Owners Association and the 900 mayors of the pro-reform Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

 

It is sound policy that will save lives.

 

Our calls today can persuade fence-sitting Democrats. We must also bolster Democrats who are with us, but are bombarded with NRA calls. And, believe it or not, some Republicans are on the fence.

 

Call right now and tell them you support the Manchin-Toomey proposal.

 

 

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The Senate is expected to vote today on expanding background checks for gun sales — a measure that would go a long way toward reducing gun violence and making our communities safer.

 

Our senators are debating right now, and we expect the vote to be very close — now is the time to speak up.

 

Can you pick up the phone right now and call the Senate?

 

 
It only takes a few minutes of your time to make your voice heard.

 

 
Then, make sure you report back on how it went.

 

If you need help, here’s a suggestion on what you can say:

I’m a constituent and I’m calling today to ask :are you supporting expanded background checks as a part of S. 649, the current gun violence prevention legislation on the floor of the Senate.

 

Make sure to tell your senator where you’re from. And if you’d like, let them know your reason for taking action on gun violence. Maybe you have a friend or a family member who’s been affected by gun violence, or maybe you were moved to stand up after the shooting in Newtown, or Tucson, or Virginia Tech. Whatever your reason, your passion will come through and that will make a difference.

 

These are common-sense reforms that will actually save lives and make our communities safer. If we want the Senate to pass a bill to reduce gun violence, we have to speak up — the special-interest groups on the other side are already well represented in this debate.

 

Our senators need to know their constituents are demanding action — and that, if they stand up to the special interests, we’ll be right there fighting alongside them.

 
After you’re done, let us know how it went here:

http://my.barackobama.com/Senate-Calls-Report-Back

 

Thanks for being a part of this.

Now start calling.

 

 

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Photography Potpourri


 

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Wednesday’s Potpourri: We Got Cartoons.


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What you do AFTER you kick the shit outta The TeaTardedRepubliCANTS…..

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Shrink Government By Abolishing The House Of Representatives


By Jueseppi B.

 

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Yes. I strongly believe The House Of Representatives is a waste of taxpayer money and serves a purpose only to obstruct the proceedings of government.

 

 

It took the Senate a matter of hours last night to pass The Tax Relief Extension Bill with an 89 Yays to 8 Nays vote. The House Of Representatives have informed the press it could be two days before they even reach the point of voting on the The Tax Relief Extension Bill, because they intend to go through the The Tax Relief Extension Bill, with a fine tooth lice comb.

 

If they find anything they don’t agree with, they will make amendments, then vote on THAT amended version of the The Tax Relief Extension Bill, then send it BACK to The Senate….for another Senate vote.

 

This is called The Washington Political Game. While America hangs in the balance, The Tax Relief Extension Bill goes back and forth between both Houses Of Congress. Why?

 

The House Of Representatives is run by a bunch of Un American TeaTardedRepubliCANT Pseudo-Freudian Psycho-Sexual  Secret-Whore Pro-caucasian Pro-Racist Anti-LGBT Anti-Feminist  Reich Wing GOPretender Conselfishservative NRA-Gun Loving Nut Bag racist caucasians, who think THEY won the election on November 6th, 2012. Thats why.

 

They didn’t. They think they did.

 

My suggestion is to abolish the TeaTardedRepubliCANT Pseudo-Freudian Psycho-Sexual  Secret-Whore Pro-caucasian Pro-Racist Anti-LGBT Anti-Feminist  Reich Wing GOPretender Conselfishservative NRA-Gun Loving Nut Bag racist caucasian Party led House Of Representatives. Their primary mission is to obstruct government business.

 

The House Of Representatives does not care if America is successful on the world stage. The House Of Representatives does not give a damn about whether American citizens, who voted for them in the 2010 mid term elections, will pay a higher tax rate than millionaires & billionaires.

 

The House Of Representatives is NOT concerned that middle class families who are out of work, may not be able to pay their rent or their light bill because the House Of Representatives allows unemployment insurance to expire.

 

We don’t need The House Of Representatives. There would be a smoother running government system without The House Of Representatives. Money saved from salaries, perks, committee budgets and just plain House Of Representatives waste, would bolster bringing down the deficit. Not by much but every tiny bit saved, does help.

 

An example of waste: It will ultimately take The House Of Representatives two days to accomplish something The Senate did in hours. Not 24 to 48 hours but in a few hours.

 

Just think of all the cash saved if there is NO House Of Representatives with their wasteful Washington spending. Imagine the legislation sitting in The House Of Representatives, tabled & shoved to the side, because The House Of Representatives don’t like The Presidents skin color, that would finally be voted on and put into play. Presidential Appointments & Nominations that The House Of Representatives refuses to even bring to the House floor.

 

That is not the way the American government should work.

 

TeaTardedRepubliCANTS desire to shrink government. Make government smaller & less intrusive in everyday American lives. Abolish The House Of Representatives and you do just that.

 

Make ‘Em Get A Real Job.

 

From The Washington Post:

 

The Senate approved a bipartisan agreement early Tuesday morning to let income taxes rise sharply for the first time in two decades, fulfilling President Obama’s promise to raise taxes on the rich and avoiding the worst effects of the “fiscal cliff.” The agreement, brokered by Vice President Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), passed 89 to 8 in a highly unusual New Year’s morning vote. It now heads to the House, where leaders have not guaranteed passage but top officials believe it could win passage in the next few days.

 

The agreement primarily targets taxpayers who earn more than $450,000 per year, raising their rates for wages and investment profits. At the same time, the deal would protect more than 100 million households earning less than $250,000 a year from income tax increases scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.

 

From President Obama:

“Leaders from both parties in the Senate came together to reach an agreement that passed with overwhelming bipartisan support today that protects 98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of small business owners from a middle class tax hike. While neither Democrats nor Republicans got everything they wanted, this agreement is the right thing to do for our country and the House should pass it without delay.”

 

“This agreement will also grow the economy and shrink our deficits in a balanced way – by investing in our middle class, and by asking the wealthy to pay a little more.”

 

“What’s more, today’s agreement builds on previous efforts to reduce our deficits. Last year, I worked with Democrats and Republicans to cut spending by more than $1 trillion.  Tonight’s agreement does even more by asking millionaires and billionaires to begin to pay their fair share for the first time in twenty years.  As promised, that increase will be immediate, and it will be permanent.”

 

“There’s more work to do to reduce our deficits, and I’m willing to do it. But tonight’s agreement ensures that, going forward, we will continue to reduce the deficit through a combination of new spending cuts and new revenues from the wealthiest Americans.  And as we address our ongoing fiscal challenges, I will continue to fight every day on behalf of the middle class and all those fighting to get into the middle class to forge an economy that grows from the middle out, not from the top down.”

 

 

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