In January, Haley appointee and DMV Director, Kevin Shwdeo told a legislative committee that over 900 dead people had voted. South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman, Dick Harpootlian, released the following statement and video in response to the litany of lies from the Haley and her appointees:
In a country where the freedom to vote has been paid for with the blood of American patriots, Republican Governor Nikki Haley continues to look for ways to interfere with the exercise of this fundamental right.
She has trotted out her Department of Motor Vehicles director to claim hundreds of dead people have voted in South Carolina elections but it’s just not true as confirmed by the South Carolina Election Commission.
If Nikki Haley can’t earn your vote, her solution is simple: you must be dead.
Good afternoon,Today, I was in Michigan. Yesterday, it was Colorado and Nevada. Before that, it was Iowa and Arizona. The day after I delivered my State of the Union Addressto Congress, I took off to connect with ordinary Americans around the country, talk more about our Blueprint for an America Built to Last, and get some feedback.That’s why I’m writing you.
On Monday we’re going to do something a little different. At 5:30 p.m. ET, I’ll walk into the Roosevelt Room across the hall from the Oval Office, take a seat, and kick-off the first-ever completely virtual town hall from the White House.
All week, people have been voting on questions and submitting their own, and a few of them will join me for a live chat.
This is going to be an exciting way to talk about the steps that we need to take together at this make-or-break moment for the middle class.
We have to foster a new era for American manufacturing — rewarding companies for keeping jobs here at home and eliminating tax breaks for those who ship jobs overseas. We have to invest in homegrown energy in the United States — starting with an all-out, all-of-the-above energy strategy that’s cleaner, cheaper, and full of new jobs. We have to build an economy that works for everyone — where every hard working American gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and the rules are the same from top to bottom.
I’m ready to get started, but I know you have questions and ideas for ways to help. So let’s hear them:
The U.S. economy picked up speed at the end of 2011, as consumers increased their spending.
Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of the nation’s economic health, grew at a 2.8% annual rate in the last three months of the year, the Commerce Department said Friday. That’s up from a 1.8% growth rate in the prior quarter and the strongest reading since the second quarter of 2010.
Still, economists had expected higher growth in the fourth quarter.
Growth of at least 3% is considered enough to prompt hiring by employers. During the quarter, the unemployment rate fell to 8.5% in December from 9% in September. [Quote:CNN]
Republicans have a lot to say when it comes to attacking President Obama’s agenda, but are silent when it comes to defending LGBT youth who continue to face discrimination in schools. All too often, the bullying and discrimination ends tragically. Enough is enough.
I’m not surprised by their reckless actions, but I sure am sick of it. We’re just days away from the critical January Federal Election Commission deadline, the first big reporting deadline of 2012. Help me send an unmistakable message to the Republicans that Democrats will fight back.