Skip to comments.Sample Ballots in Pr. George's Misidentify Candidates (Ehrlich-Steele camp. dirty tricks?)
Posted on 11/07/2006 12:17:23 PM PST by GraniteStateConservativeEdited on 11/07/2006 12:40:55 PM PST by Lead Moderator. [history]
Inaccurate sample ballots describing Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and Senate candidate Michael S. Steele as Democrats were handed out to voters in at least four polling sites in Prince George's County this morning.The ballots were handed out by people who said they arrived by buses this morning from Pennsylvania and Delaware.
After a two-hour bus ride to Maryland, Markle said the workers were greeted early this morning by first lady Kendel Ehrlich, who thanked them as they were outfitted in T-shirts and hats with the logo for Ehrlich's reelection campaign. Nearly all of those recruited, Markle said, are poor and black. Workers traveled to Maryland in at least seven large buses.
Ehrlich spokeswoman Shareese DeLeaver said the sample ballot was produced by a local branch of the campaign that targets Prince George's Democrats who support Ehrlich. She said it was not a deceptive effort.
He calls it Steele Democrat...Like a Reagan Democrat. If someone is too stupid to know who their candidates are SCREW THEM. That's how I feel.
I have already asked the mod to add some paragraph tags to kick the second image over to the left. Sorry.
They aren't Steele Democrats, except for 1 of them.
Oh, and NONE are Ehrlich Democrats.
If memory serves, CNN also identified Steele as a Democrat some time back.
Only idiots don't understand that these "ballots" are from a GROUP calling itself Ehrlich/Steele Democrats.
WAPO's complaining about dirty tricks? WAPO?
Seems to be a lack of english comprehension. If they were trying to say that Steele and Elhrich were democrats then the "democrats" would have been before the names not after. Putting it after would mean those democrats belonging to Steele and Ehlrich. Oh by the way, for democrats to call that low, after throwing oreos at Steele, is beyondm hypocrisy.
This was brought up when both candidates were on MTP. Steele explained exactly what he meant by his campaign handing out Steele Democrat stickers. He was sending them out to Dems who were for him, much like the phrase Reagan Democrat in the 80s. It's a weak arguement and blatant whining on the part of the Post/Dems.
These are the Democrats we heard about last week who endorsed Steele. It's no trick.
The funny thing was Fox News identifying Foley as a Democrat all day when he resigned. The liberals were so pissed off.
This stuff is an old trick btw. This one has been going on forever. It's a way to trick stupid voters. Both parties pull this one. You are a candidate who isn't that well known. You put yourself on a card with a whole bunch of candidates from the other party people vote for usually. You offer this guide and pray somebody who doesn't know better votes for you too. This one has been going on for over 30 years. It's just typical politics. Dems are getting whiny.
Does anybody actually determine their vote based on the literature handed out in front of the polls? Seems to me if you don't know who to vote for when you go to the polling place, why go?
I got it. You got it. Why is WAPO so dense?
Pathetic in what way? Reagan Democrats helped elect Dutch.
hee hee hee..... i love politics
The dems broke off keys in the locks of some republican office this morning... childish, AND illegal (seriously illegal) but clever....
Don't bother... some people like him just 'feel' reactions, and don't think.
Only 1 of the 3 has endorsed Steeler and 0 of the 3 have endorsed Ehrlich. It's a totally false claim.
I agree!! Go Steele, Go Ehrlich!!
Democrats, and rightfully so. This is wrong.
I believe they also supported the Democrat candidates for Comptroller and Attorney General. Yeah, these must have been Republican efforts.
Is the Post really that dumb?
Actually it's from the Steele and Ehrlich campaigns. They admit to it.
Some folks never fail to demonstrate their ignorance...
In addition to demanding proof of citizenship to vote - it would also protect the Republic to require voters to demonstrate some level of political comprehension beyond checking out the color of one's skin or simply voting the Preacher's ballot or Massa's field boss's ballot..
That is not what this is. Not at all. This is a brochure saying that the following three black leaders support Democrats in general but are supporting Steele and Ehrlich this election. The problem is that THEY ARE NOT supporting those two (except one of them does support Steele).
They DID NOT endorse Steele and Ehrlich, except for 1 who ONLY endorsed Steele.
Every election has crossover groups , Democrats for Reagan, Republicans for Clinton, etc, What's the big deal? The complainers are predicating on the concept that Prince George County voters are mentally handicapped, a racist concept, but then, we already know the Cardin campaign is racist.
Wow, so MFume or however it is spelled supports Steele? I knew his son did, and it was suppose to be a backhanded support, but if this is true, then Steele will win.
The brochure states that those 3 black leaders endorsed Steele-Ehrlich, making them Steele-Ehrlich Democrats. The problem is THEY DID NOT endorse those two candidates. 1 of the 3 endorsed Steele -only-, and that is it.
Please read my responses on this thread. No one is bothering to read the article.
Well I hope they admit to it they were interviewed about it.
Mfume has not endorsed Steele or Ehrlich, he has endorsed Cardin, albeit with little enthusiasm. The flyer is misleading, especially since it apparently is from Ehrlich campaign according to his press secretary. I doubt that most voters even look at the flyers they are given at the polls, so it won't change anything either way, IMO.
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Sort of lame if they bused in hired blacks from out of state to hand out literature - I actually now suspect this may have been the case with two guys I saw standing outside my polling site.
WAPO is short for The Washington Post.
I can, however, draw my own conclusions ... given the source.
Exactly. If someone is that stupid to not know, then that is their own fault. Why must we continually be required to hold the hands of the Democrats to vote? In many cases, they vote and can't even read. Geez.
Jesus! This is like satire. Doesn't anyone read things?
Mfume's son did endorse Steele, but Mfume himself DID NOT. But the brochure lies (like it lied to you!) and tells voters that Mfume did endorse both Steele and Ehrlich.
I can't see the whole brochure but where does it say Mfume and company endorsed Steele?
1 of them endorsed Steele -only-. That's it. Nothing else is true in any way.
You know, you keep saying that, then why not point out who supports who.
OK, I will for you since you are to lame to
The article says
Curry has endorsed Steele
Now, you could of done that instead of posting 5 times some crap.
To be fair, many campaigns on both sides seem to be using these paid pollworkers, often gathered from the streets and given money to work on election day. I saw it a lot during the primary (voted absentee for general). You can often tell that they have no real connection with the campaign.
It's legit, actually. It's a simple brochure headlined "Ehrlich-Steele Democrats" followed by 3 photos of black leaders, including Kweisi Mfume, followed by "There are our choices." The only thing true is that one of the 3 are Steele Democrats. Other than that, it's a total lie.
On the back is a list of candidates who to vote for, mostly (I'm assuming) are Republicans.
This leads one to believe the three black leaders pictured are all Democrats who endorse Steele/Ehrlich.
It says it on the front. "Ehrlich-Steele Democrats" followed by 3 photos of black leaders, including Kweisi Mfume, followed by "These are our choices." It's pretty straightforward what those three sections together are meant to communicate.
A total lie? Well, as Steny Hoyer is a candidate I'll agree. I think he's barely breathing let alone a viable candidate.
Other than that, um, ok.
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