Here’s a recent story from Think Progress:
OHIO’S HUGE VOTER FRAUD INVESTIGATION TURNS UP NEARLY NOTHING
Forty-four non-citizens may have voted illegally in Ohio at some point since 2000... Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has been on a mission to weed out purported voter fraud in the state since he took office in 2011. After launching an investigation into what he called an “expanding loophole” allowing non-citizens to vote in Ohio and potentially decide elections, he announced Thursday that 145 non-citizens were registered to vote illegally in 2014, amounting to just .0002 percent of the 7.7 million registered voters in the state. Husted’s office would not provide any information about the 27 people it referred to the Attorney General’s office for further review. But in 2013, his office sent 17 potential cases — .0003 percent of total ballots cast in the state — to the AG who eventually referred them to county prosecutors. Most reports of voting irregularities were dropped by the county prosecutors because the “voter fraud” problems were determined to have been caused by simple mistakes and confused senior citizens, according to a Cleveland Plain Dealer investigation.Read More
This week’s ‘Overtime’ is going international!
Bill and his roundtable guests – Fmr. Rep Barney Frank, S.E. Cupp, Zachary Quinto and Prof. Jay Famiglietti - will answer questions from viewers abroad after Friday’s show.
Submit your questions in the Comments section below. Selected questions will be answered on the Real Time YouTube channel immediately following the premiere. Please be aware that concise (50 words or less) single-topic questions have the best chance of being selected, so the shorter and more specific you can be, the better.
Check out Bill Maher's new rule.
Check out Bill Maher's new rule.
Lots of people were laughing at Rudy Giuliani’s recent comment that he wished an “African American president stood up and said — I hate to mention it because of what happened afterwards — the kinds of stuff that Bill Cosby used to say….” Because who better to teach black America lessons than a disgraced serial rapist?Read More
Bill Maher and his guests – Bob Costas, Christine Quinn, Mercedes Schlapp, former Rep. Jack Kingston and Gerald Posner – answer viewer questions after the show.
Bill Maher and panelists Mercedes Schlapp, Christine Quinn and Fmr. Rep. Jack Kingston discuss Bibi Netanyahu's reelection.
Bill Maher says that Iran's willingness to put boots on the ground makes them a U.S. ally in the fight against ISIS.
Sportscaster Bob Costas joins Bill Maher to discuss the intersection of sports and politics.
Bill Maher and panelists Mercedes Schlapp, Jack Kingston and Christine Quinn discuss Sen. Ted Cruz's recent comments.
In his editorial New Rule, Bill Maher calls for an end to college fraternities.
Bill Maher finds an old audio recording of Pope Benedict XVI that is oddly reminiscent of Robert Durst in “The Jinx.”
Bill Maher delivers the latest decrees from on high.
Bill Maher’s monologue from Friday, March 20, 2015.
Bill and his roundtable guests - Bob Costas, Gerald Posner, Fmr. Rep. Jack Kingston, Mercedes Schlapp and Christine Quinn - will answer fan questions after Friday's show.
Submit your questions in the Comments section below. Selected questions will be answered on HBO.com immediately following the premiere. Please be aware that concise (50 words or less) single topic questions have the best chance of being selected, so the shorter and more specific you can be, the better.
By Bill Maher
On the March 6th episode of Real Time, I quoted Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as saying, “Under Obama, the word is going to come down that there won’t be any prosecutions of black criminals.”
Kris Kobach did not say this. A caller into his radio show did. Kobach’s response was lame – “Well, it’s already happening, more or less, in the case of civil rights laws. So I guess it’s not a huge jump. I think it’s unlikely but, you know, I’ve learned to say with this president never say never” – but he’s not responsible for the original quote, which is worse.
There’s enough misinformation on TV – it sickens me to ever be its source. I sincerely apologize to Kobach and my viewers for getting it wrong.