Alveda King: Obama Proves Skin-Color Voting Doesn't Help Blacks

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 09:13 PM
By Greg Richter
Alveda King, niece of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., is at sharp odds with the Rev. Al Sharpton about which political view can most help African-Americans, and she has never shied from saying President Barack Obama hasn't helped the black community.
Both her uncle and her father, the Rev. A.D. King, whom she described as independents, favored seeing people educated about the parties, and thought that if they were they wouldn't vote so overwhelmingly Democratic, she said Tuesday on Fox Business Network's "Cavuto."

"People have not really been educated – do not understand – that voting for the color of someone's skin has not repaired the problems," Alveda King said.

She is attempting to take care of some of the education through her website Restorethedream2014.com.

Holding up the November issue of Newsmax magazine with Sharpton on the cover, she called the MSNBC host "another comedy of errors anointed by President Obama. God has anointed Jesus of Nazareth, not Al Sharpton."

King said she likes about 10 Republicans, but wouldn't be specific other than to mention retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. Both are thought to be considering possible 2016 presidential bids. 

When host Neil Cavuto asked her opinon of Hillary Clinton, the expected Democratic frontrunner, King replied, "She needs to stay home and pray real hard."

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Bridgeport State Rep. Christina Ayala arrested on 19 voting fraud charges

HARTFORD >> State Rep. Christina “Tita” Ayala, D-Bridgeport, was arrested Friday on 19 voting fraud charges.
Ayala, 31, is accused of voting in local and state elections in districts she did not live, the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office said in a press release.
The arrest warrant affidavit also alleges Ayala provided fabricated evidence to state Election Enforcement Commission investigators that showed she lived at an address in a district where she voted while actually living outside the district, according to the release.
Ayala, who represents the 128th District, was elected in 2012, replacing her cousin, Andres Ayala, who was elected to the state Senate. She chose to run for reelection earlier this year, despite the voting fraud investigation, but lost a four-way primary in August.
The Elections Enforcement Commission referred the case to the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney in October 2013, recommending criminal charges.
Ayala allegedly voted in various Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee elections, a municipal primary election and a state primary election between 2009 and 2012 in districts inconsistent with the location of her residence, according to the release. She is also accused of voting in the Bridgeport state general election in 2012 in a district where she didn’t live.
According to the Connecticut Post, Ayala’s mother, Santa, was also investigated by the Elections Enforcement Commission. The commission also recommended criminal charges be filed against Santa Ayala, the Democratic registrar of voters in Bridgeport, but none have been filed as of Friday.
Christina Ayala was charged with eight counts of fraudulent voting, 10 counts of primary or enrollment violations and one count of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
According to the release, fraudulent voting is a felony punishable by not less than one year or more than two years in prison and a fine of $300 to $500 per count. Primary or enrollment violations and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence are class D felonies carrying a maximum prison sentence of up to five years per count.
Ayala’s arrest is not her first run-in with the law since her political career began in 2012.
She was fined $350 for a hit-and-run car accident shortly after winning the 2012 Democratic primary for the House seat. She later got into a fight with her boyfriend and faced domestic violence charges, which were dropped after she completed counseling.
In this case, Ayala was released on a promise to appear in court Oct. 7 for her arraignment.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.

Surveillance Video Catches Guy apparently stuffing Ballot Box. Republican Monitor Stunned

Surveillance video allegedly captures man stuffing "hundreds" of ballots into a ballot box in Maricopa County, Arizona, Aug. 25, 2014. (Image source: YouTube)

An Arizona county party official said he saw a man stuffing “hundreds” of ballots into the ballot box and later told a local news outlet the entire incident was caught on surveillance video. 
“A person wearing a Citizens for a Better Arizona T-shirt dropped a large box of hundreds of early ballots on the table and started stuffing the ballot box as I watched in amazement,” said A.J. LaFaro, chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party.
Surveillance video allegedly captures man stuffing “hundreds” of ballots into a ballot box in Maricopa County, Arizona, Aug. 25, 2014. (Image source: YouTube)
The Maricopa County GOP chairman provided the Arizona Daily Independent with the following account of what happened during the Aug. 26 primary election cycle:
Guy: “What’s your problem?”
LaFaro: “I don’t have a problem.”
Guy: “Stop watching me. You’re annoying me.”
LaFaro: “One of your ballots isn’t sealed.”
Guy: “It’s none of your business. What’s your name?”
LaFaro: “I’m the chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party. What’s yours?”
Guy: “Go f*** yourself. I don’t have to tell you who I am.”
LaFaro said he later submitted a public information request and obtained this surveillance video from 12:30- 1:30 on Aug. 25 (audio unavailable):
LaFaro said it all happened as he was working with the elections staff during early ballots processing. The team in charge of processing the ballots got “way ahead” so the information systems coordinator convened an extended lunch period from 11:30- 1:00 p.m.
It was between 12:54 and 1:04 that LaFaro said he was seated at one of the cubicles, heard a loud thud and turned around to see the man who he claims was caught on tape stuffing “hundreds” of ballots. LaFaro described the man as a “vulgar, disrespectful, violent thug” with “no respect for our laws.” He said he would have followed the man to his car to get his tag number but “feared for [his] life.”
“America used to be a nation of laws where one person had one vote,” LaFaro said, the Daily Independent reported. ”I’m sad to say not anymore.”
On its website, Citizens for a Better Arizona says it is an “outgrowth of the grassroots movement that led to the historic recall of former [Republican] President of the Senate Russell Pearce.” The group is ”committed to improving the quality of life of all Arizonans – better schools, better health care, better jobs, better government and a better, more civil tone of respect and decency.”
TheBlaze has attempted to contact Maricopa County officials to find out whether any investigation is ongoing. Such attempts have been unsuccessful as of the time this story was last updated.
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Former poll worker, sentenced for five years on voter fraud charges

Brian Mains, WCPO Digital
CINCINNATI - A long-time poll worker who admitted to illegal voting was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday and received a rebuke from the judge, who cited her criminal past.
Melowese Richardson, 58, pleaded no contest to four counts of illegal voting in 2009, 2011 and 2012. One count charged her with voting for her sister, who is in a coma. Four other counts were dropped in exchange for Richardson's plea.
During a passionate sentencing speech, Hamilton County Judge Robert P. Ruehlman laid out a laundry list of past charges against Richardson - from witness harassment to theft to assault - as Richardson stood before him.
"I'm Melowese Richardson. I take the law into my own hands. I do what I want," Ruehlman said. "It's about criminal activity. You are a criminal."
Watch Ruehlman's rebuke in the video player above or go tohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXe3PdFStc4&feature=share&list=UUQaDjAIpg-pd44ats-HXCyA
Ruehlman also took exception to Richardson's claims that she didn't intend to commit voter fraud when she voted twice for President Barack Obama in 2012.
"I think he (Obama) would be appalled by your conduct if asked about it," Ruehlman said.
Richardson admitted to 9 On Your Side in a Feb. 6 interview that she submitted an absentee ballot and voted again in person in 2012.
"I can't understand these charges against me," Richardson said in the Feb. 6 interview. "Have they never heard of a simple mistake? Have they never heard of overlooking? Mailing in a ballot (and) registering to vote at a precinct after you've forgotten that you mailed in a ballot?"
Richardson was one of six people accused of voter fraud in 2012 in Hamilton County.
Sister Marge Kloos and Russell Glassop pleaded guilty and were accepted into a diversion program.
Kloos, a dean at the College of Mount St. Joseph, admitted that she submitted an absentee ballot in the name of her deceased roommate, Sister Rose Marie Hewitt. Kloos lost her position at the Mount.
Glassop admitted that he submitted his wife's absentee ballot after she died.
If Kloos and Glossop complete the diversion program, their records will be expunged.
The three other cases referred to the prosecutor's office were:
  • Margaret Allen -- allegedly voted absentee, but is not a Hamilton County resident. She has a court hearing Thursday.
  • Ernestine Strickland -- lives in Tennessee, but allegedly voted in Hamilton County while staying for six months with family members in Colerain Township. She has not been arrested and has not turned herself in.
  • Andre Wilson -- allegedly registered and voted during Golden Week, listing an address that was not his home. His case is continuing.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said in a March statement announcing Richardson's indictment that "every vote is important and every voter and candidate needs to have faith in our system."
Hamilton County Board of Elections member Alex M. Triantafilou said in a statement Wednesday:
"Judge Ruehlman's sentence is just and appropriate for this serious breach of the public's trust. Ms. Richardson was paid by the taxpayers to administer elections in her polling place fairly and she acted contrary to her oath to uphold the law. In the end, justice was served in this case."

Triantafilou said the Board of Elections continues to review cases of voter fraud. "We will continue to work to identify and urge prosecution of this behavior," he said.
Amy Searcy, director for the Board of Elections, said she believed a positive message came from the conclusion of Richardson's case.
"It is that the integrity of voting in Hamilton County has been maintained," Searcy said.
Richardson had faced up to 12 years in prison if she had been convicted of all eight original charges.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.



The New York Giants, a few days removed from a shutout loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, face the daunting task of traveling to Dallas to play the Cowboys, fresh off a road-dog win over the defending Super Bowl champions. 

The team isn't just game-planning to stop DeMarco Murray. They're learning about how to prevent Ebola, which has effected three in the Dallas area.   
"Our athletic trainers and team physicians have been briefed on the scope of the Ebola virus disease," Giants communications vice president Pat Hanlon told the New York Daily News. "We have distributed a fact sheet to our employees and distributed similar information to our players electronically this morning."
The Giants players quoted by the Daily News, including quarterback Eli Manning, seem unfazed. Defensive back Antrel Rolle offered a measured response to the Ebola scare: "Can't worry about things you can't control."
The Duke University Medical Center has sent a primer on the disease to the 32 NFL teams.
"At this point we do not advise screening of players or staff to make sure that they have not had close contact with anyone who traveled to or from areas where Ebola is now endemic," the Duke memo reads. "We do recommend that medical personnel educate their players and staff about the need to inform club medical personnel in the unlikely event that they actually have such contact."

Houston subpoenas pastors’ sermons, then backs off amidst outcry

Pastors had slammed demand from Mayor Annise Parker, as a threat to religious freedom

 - The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 15, 2014
After calling church sermons “fair game” for subpoena, Houston Mayor Annise Parker backed down Wednesday from the city’s effort to force local pastors to turn over speeches and papers related to a hotly contested transgender rights ordinance.
The city had asked five pastors for “all speeches, presentations, or sermons” on a variety of topics, including the mayor, and “gender identity.”
Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/15/houston-backs-off-church-sermon-subpoenas-in-trans/#ixzz3GL57nZaI 
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