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Was Obama and White House warned 48 hours in advance that Libyan Embassy was a target?

PV, Thursday, September 13th, 2012

“American officials believe the attack was planned, but Chris Stevens had been back in the country only a short while and the details of his visit to Benghazi, where he and his staff died, were meant to be confidential.” Read the story here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/revealed-inside-story-of-us-envoys-assassination-8135797.html

TSPLOST is Not A Constitutional Referendum

PV, Monday, July 2nd, 2012

PRESS RELEASE Transportation Leadership Coalition Initiates Legal Inquiry Against Secretary of State Brian Kemp Kemp has no legal authority to add promotional language to Georgia ballot. July 2, 2012, Roswell, GA – Today, the Transportation Leadership Coalition (TLC) took the first formal step towards litigation challenging Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp for adding promotional […]

HD 43 Update; Herman Cain’s Surprise; Brian Kemp’s Big Decision, & Other News

politicalvine, Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

HD 43-Brian Laurens vs. Geraldine Wade In a previous PV, we described an incident regarding Brian Laurens of the Robert Lamutt Campaign and Geraldine Wade, who was a candidate for the HD-43 Special Election. That election has come and gone, and Wade, while receiving an impressive 22.2% for her first time out with a pure […]

The MacGinnitie Campaign Continues To Show How Classless It Is

PV, Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Rumors have it that at a recent fundraiser for Brian Kemp held in Athens, the Doug MacGinnitie campaign hired a photographer to stand across the street from the house where the fundraiser was being held, and just take pictures one-by-one as fundraiser attendees (some of them with their children in tow) drove-up and got out […]

The Real Shawn LaGrua

PV, Friday, February 12th, 2010

Introduction Rumors have it that when Governor Perdue’s recently appointed Atlanta Circuit Superior Court Judge Shawn LaGrua takes her oath of office in a few months, the life, liberty, and property of every single man, woman, and child that comes before her court will be put in serious jeopardy in her courtroom. How can this […]

US Attorney to Investigate Constitutional Rights Violations by Handel, LaGrua?

PV, Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

February 4, 2010 Garland Favorito: (404) 664-4044 garlandf@msn.com VoterGA.org SAVANNAH, GA – Former Republican Chatham County Commissioner, Jeff Rayno, announced today that he is filing a letter of complaint with the U.S. Justice Dept. The complaint cites potential Constitutional violations committed by former Secretary of State (SOS) Karen Handel and her Inspector General (IG) Shawn […]

Memo To SOS Brian Kemp

Bill Simon, Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Honorable Brian Kemp: Due to a conversation I had yesterday with your legal counsel, Vincent Russo, I took it upon myself to do a little bit of research on Mr. Russo. Mr. Kemp, according to the Georgia State Ethics Commission Website, Mr. Russo has made significant contributions to Gubernatorial Candidate Karen Handel, his former superior. […]

Karen Handel & Shawn LaGrua: Multiple Violations of Their Oaths of Office?

PV, Friday, January 29th, 2010

Rumors have it that in at least one circumstance (and, possibly, many others), former Secretary of State Karen Handel violated her oath of office by asserting authority she did not possess, and allowing Secretary of State Inspector General Shawn LaGrua free reign to initiate an investigation of a complaint of an election night irregularity without […]

Questions Surface On Karen Handel’s SOS Administration…

PV, Monday, January 25th, 2010

Rumors have it that questions are beginning to surface regarding just how the Elections Division’s Office of the Inspector General was established under former Secretary of State Karen Handel’s administration, and whether aspects of it were legally operating under Georgia state statute. PV Background: Prior to Handel’s administration, there was no “Office of the Inspector […]


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