elections Archive

At long last, America's racist, crazy tough-on-crime prosecutors are losing elections

Historically, being an elected prosecutor was a sweet gig: operating with “unchecked power and no transparency,” you generally got to run unopposed for re-election, and on the rare instances in which someone did dare to run against the incumbent, the incumbent usually won. Prosecutors are the reason that so many Americans were put behind bars on the basis of flimsy forensic evidence based …

Vogue Endorses Hillary Clinton for President of the United States

Vogue Endorses Hillary Clinton for President of the United States / Boing Boing Vogue today endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton as the first ever female president of the United States of America, and ran this gorgeous portrait of our future POTUS by photographer Annie Leibovitz for Vogue, in December 1993. For all the chaos and unpredictability and the sometimes appalling spectacle of …

SNL's Trump/Clinton debate sketch makes Saturday Night great again

We laughed so hard, we woke up the neighbors — if you need any further enticement, look no farther than this endorsement from the pencil-neck Hitler wannabe with a face from Wal-Mart himself: report this ad Sequoia Capital Chairman Michael Moritz and angel investor Ron Conway have donated to San Francisco’s Proposition Q: if passed, “the city would give residents of tent encampments …

Donald Trump performs Mahna Mahna

Donald Trump performs Mahna Mahna / Boing Boing The Elfman score highlights the triggering, abuser body-language and pro-wrestler grimaces but Mahna Mahna deploys Jacob Two Two‘s law: “Monsters can’t abide the laughter of children.” Genius editing, too. report this ad The developers behind the hotly anticipated Shadow Warrior 2 have gone on record explaining why they didn’t add DRM to their new …

What it takes to secure the elections

While virtually every industry and domain is flourishing and being revolutionized by technological advances, more than three-quarters of U.S. citizens will vote for their next president on paper ballots this November. The main reason for this is concern over cybersecurity threats against the electoral system and process. In the wake of major breaches, such as the hacking of the Democratic National Convention and attacks against …

Hillary and Trump skull-stickers

They’re $10 for 12 at Urban Medium, whose awesome designs I’ve been tracking since 2004. report this ad Under Section 1201 of the DMCA, a law passed in 1998, people who fix things can be sued (and even jailed!) for violating copyright law, if fixing stuff involves bypassing some kind of copyright lock; this has incentivized manufacturers so that fixing your stuff means …

On 'ET,' host Nancy O'Dell addresses Donald Trump's sexual assault boasts

“There is no room for objectification of women, or anyone for that matter — not even in the locker room,” Nancy O’Dell says on “Entertainment Tonight.” On the Monday night broadcast of “Entertainment Tonight,” host Nancy O’Dell will speak about the 2005 video in which then-“Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush sucks up to Donald Trump bragging about sexual assault. Donald Trump …

Where the #trumpwon trend came from (not Russia)

After the #trumpwon hashtag topped the Twitter trending charts — something Trump gleefully noted, saying it proved he’d won the initial debate with Hillary Clinton — @DustinGiebel’s claim that the trend had originated in St Peterburg, Russia (along with an accompanying map, supposedly from Trendsmap) went viral, with more than 15,000 retweets. But no one else has been able to get …

What it's like to register to vote in states with voter suppression law

Leroy Switlick, a 67-year-old visually impaired man who has voted in every election for the last 40 years may not get to vote this year, because he lives in Wisconsin, where Republican governor Scott Walker passed a voter-suppression law that requires people like Switkick, who’ve never traveled and never held a driver’s license, to show photo ID (like a passport or driver’s license) to …

What has Trump lied about in his "apology", chart edition, Oct 8

Part of an ongoing series by weird chart-maker Scott Bateman; link to today’s edition. report this ad Chloe Eudaly, whose zine emporium Reading Frenzy (previously) and publishing makerspace the Independent Publishing Resource Center are PDX institutions, is running for Portland City Council, campaigning on affordable housing for all in a city whose longterm residents are being …