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At our Citizen Watchdog Summit this Saturday in AC, AFP Foundation is affording you the opportunity to meet three rising stars in the conservative movement while receiving the best training in the business on how to become a citizen journalist! Read the rest of this entry »

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As reported by the Newark Star-Ledger:

ELIZABETH — In a decision that could impact bloggers across New Jersey, a Superior Court judge ruled today that a self-declared citizen watchdog who writes stinging critiques of Union County government has the same legal protections as a professional journalist.

While questioning the quality and tone of the writing in Tina Renna’s blog posts, Judge Karen Cassidy concluded Renna “obtained material in the course of professional newsgathering activities” with the aim of disseminating it over the internet. Read the rest of this entry »

You see this kind of thing in the third world: Regimes using food as an inducement to vote a certain way. The United Nations got its knickers in a twist a few years ago, when the authoritarians who run Burma used the promise of free rice and cooking oil as an inducement to vote their way.

Closer to home there have been accusations by Republicans in the 2010 and 2012 congressional elections that Democrats were trying to induce voters with the promise of free food. In the 2010 race to unseat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada, Republicans were incensed by the liberal Democrat’s offer of “free food” at “voter turnout events.”

The Las Vegas Sun reported that the Republican’s lawyer called it “ACORN-style tactics” after the leftist organization that got caught up in scandal after the 2008 election. Republicans have called such tactics “voter enticement”. Read the rest of this entry »

As an attorney, Alicia Ferrante should have known better than to use a not-for-profit organization to promote her candidacy for Sussex County Surrogate. She should know what the law says about the prohibitions on mixing politics with the good work that charities do for the community.

At Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Newton, Ferrante had her supporters wear t-shirts that explicitly promoted her candidacy for Surrogate. Her supporters marched in the parade route and held a banner that asked people to vote for her for Surrogate. This violates the policies of the not-for-profit organization that runs the parade. Read the rest of this entry »

Should the Sussex County Democrats be reporting the help they get from the New Jersey Herald as in-kind corporate contributions? Should the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission be alerted? Maybe it’s our imagination but the Herald seems to be sucking more than usual these days.Take a look at the lengths to which they are going to suppress the image of the Democrats’ new candidate for State Senate.

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