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Sample Ballots in Pr. George's Misidentify Candidates (Ehrlich-Steele camp. dirty tricks?)
Washington Post ^ | 11-7-06 | Ernesto Londo

Posted on 11/07/2006 12:17:23 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative

Edited 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.

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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.

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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.























































TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: bencardin; bobehrlich; martinomalley; michaelsteele
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I think this is pretty pathetic, myself.
1 posted on 11/07/2006 12:17:25 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative
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To: GraniteStateConservative

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.


2 posted on 11/07/2006 12:19:13 PM PST by Hildy
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To: All

I have already asked the mod to add some paragraph tags to kick the second image over to the left. Sorry.


3 posted on 11/07/2006 12:19:50 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: Hildy

They aren't Steele Democrats, except for 1 of them.


4 posted on 11/07/2006 12:20:56 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: Hildy

Oh, and NONE are Ehrlich Democrats.


5 posted on 11/07/2006 12:21:22 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative
So who is complaining here? Is it the Dems or the Republicans?
6 posted on 11/07/2006 12:22:39 PM PST by CT-Freeper (Said the perpetually dejected Mets fan.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

If memory serves, CNN also identified Steele as a Democrat some time back.


7 posted on 11/07/2006 12:24:51 PM PST by Arm_Bears (See Rock City!)
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To: GraniteStateConservative
I am sure the Post or New York Times would be a twitter if their was a voting guide in CT for "Lieberman-Republicans".
8 posted on 11/07/2006 12:25:25 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: GraniteStateConservative

Only idiots don't understand that these "ballots" are from a GROUP calling itself Ehrlich/Steele Democrats.


9 posted on 11/07/2006 12:25:25 PM PST by justshutupandtakeit (If you believe ANYTHING in the Treason Media you are a fool.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

WAPO's complaining about dirty tricks? WAPO?


10 posted on 11/07/2006 12:26:11 PM PST by Soul Seeker (Kobach: Amnesty is going from an illegal to a legal position, without imposing the original penalty.)
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To: Hildy

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.


11 posted on 11/07/2006 12:26:17 PM PST by mykpfsu
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To: GraniteStateConservative

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.


12 posted on 11/07/2006 12:26:20 PM PST by edpc (Violence is ALWAYS a solution. Maybe not the right one....but a solution nonetheless)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

These are the Democrats we heard about last week who endorsed Steele. It's no trick.


13 posted on 11/07/2006 12:26:58 PM PST by mak5
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To: CT-Freeper
So who is complaining here? Is it the Dems or the Republicans?

I think they're just getting warmed up in the complaint department.
14 posted on 11/07/2006 12:27:38 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: Arm_Bears

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.


15 posted on 11/07/2006 12:27:40 PM PST by dogbyte12
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To: GraniteStateConservative
I agree, pathetic is an understatement.
16 posted on 11/07/2006 12:27:43 PM PST by padre35 ("money is the crack cocaine of politics" J. McCain before he left for a fundraiser)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

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?


17 posted on 11/07/2006 12:28:21 PM PST by usapatriot28
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To: Hildy
He calls it Steele Democrat...Like a Reagan Democrat.

I got it. You got it. Why is WAPO so dense?

18 posted on 11/07/2006 12:29:02 PM PST by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

Pathetic in what way? Reagan Democrats helped elect Dutch.


19 posted on 11/07/2006 12:31:05 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: GraniteStateConservative

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....


20 posted on 11/07/2006 12:32:20 PM PST by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: Ole Okie

Don't bother... some people like him just 'feel' reactions, and don't think.


21 posted on 11/07/2006 12:33:32 PM PST by FreedomNeocon (Success is not final; Failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts -- Churchill)
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To: Ole Okie

Only 1 of the 3 has endorsed Steeler and 0 of the 3 have endorsed Ehrlich. It's a totally false claim.


22 posted on 11/07/2006 12:33:48 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: Hildy

I agree!! Go Steele, Go Ehrlich!!


23 posted on 11/07/2006 12:33:55 PM PST by Abbeville Conservative (We are the Orkin Men and it's time to kill the Islamofacist cockroaches)
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To: CT-Freeper

Democrats, and rightfully so. This is wrong.


24 posted on 11/07/2006 12:34:29 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

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?


25 posted on 11/07/2006 12:35:06 PM PST by TBP
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To: justshutupandtakeit

Actually it's from the Steele and Ehrlich campaigns. They admit to it.


26 posted on 11/07/2006 12:35:22 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

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..

Semper Fi


27 posted on 11/07/2006 12:35:49 PM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: edpc

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).


28 posted on 11/07/2006 12:37:21 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: mak5

They DID NOT endorse Steele and Ehrlich, except for 1 who ONLY endorsed Steele.


29 posted on 11/07/2006 12:38:15 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

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.


30 posted on 11/07/2006 12:41:20 PM PST by cookcounty (John Kerry: On both sides of 3 wars. Four if you count the Battle for his Mouth.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

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.


31 posted on 11/07/2006 12:41:54 PM PST by Kev from Ohio
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To: FreedomNeocon

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.


32 posted on 11/07/2006 12:42:43 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: cookcounty

Please read my responses on this thread. No one is bothering to read the article.


33 posted on 11/07/2006 12:44:16 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative
They are Democrats for Steele, i.e. "Steele Democrats."

IQ of over 50 required for voting.
34 posted on 11/07/2006 12:44:21 PM PST by msnimje (You simply cannot be Christian and Pro-Abortion.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

Well I hope they admit to it they were interviewed about it.


35 posted on 11/07/2006 12:45:22 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (The UN's greatest success is the Korean War - which has been going on for over 50 years)
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To: Kev from Ohio

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.


36 posted on 11/07/2006 12:45:34 PM PST by LWalk18
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To: GraniteStateConservative
My Eyes, My eyes, someone get some papragraph tags quick lol. The WAPO is pathetic- I swear they stay up late at night making up convoluted crap to write about in the morning.

Christian news and commentary at: sacredscoop.com ...

37 posted on 11/07/2006 12:46:30 PM PST by CottShop (http://sacredscoop.com)
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To: LWalk18

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.


38 posted on 11/07/2006 12:46:52 PM PST by Strategerist (Those who know what's best for us must rise and save us from ourselves)
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To: Soul Seeker
WAPO's complaining about dirty tricks? WAPO?

WAPO is short for The Washington Post.

39 posted on 11/07/2006 12:47:14 PM PST by FoxInSocks
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To: GraniteStateConservative
Given that dailykos is blocked here at work, I can't see the pic.

I can, however, draw my own conclusions ... given the source.

40 posted on 11/07/2006 12:47:29 PM PST by tx_eggman (Democrat Campaign Slogan - 2006: "Bring Out The Gimp!")
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To: Hildy

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.


41 posted on 11/07/2006 12:47:32 PM PST by TommyDale (Iran President Ahmadinejad is shorter than Tom Daschle!)
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To: Kev from Ohio
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.

Jesus! This is like satire. Doesn't anyone read things?

NO!!!

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.

42 posted on 11/07/2006 12:47:34 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

I can't see the whole brochure but where does it say Mfume and company endorsed Steele?


43 posted on 11/07/2006 12:48:54 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (The UN's greatest success is the Korean War - which has been going on for over 50 years)
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To: msnimje

THEY ARE NOT DEMOCRATS FOR STEELE-EHRLICH!

1 of them endorsed Steele -only-. That's it. Nothing else is true in any way.

44 posted on 11/07/2006 12:49:14 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

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.


45 posted on 11/07/2006 12:50:50 PM PST by Kev from Ohio
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To: Strategerist
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.

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.

46 posted on 11/07/2006 12:51:10 PM PST by LWalk18
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To: tx_eggman

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.


47 posted on 11/07/2006 12:52:15 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: VeniVidiVici
The flyer has photos of three black leaders in Maryland. One of those pictured is Mfume. The brochure is titled "Ehrlich-Steele Democrats" and subtitled as "Official Voter Guide"

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.

48 posted on 11/07/2006 12:54:02 PM PST by CT-Freeper (Said the perpetually dejected Mets fan.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

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.


49 posted on 11/07/2006 12:54:31 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

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.


50 posted on 11/07/2006 12:54:55 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (The UN's greatest success is the Korean War - which has been going on for over 50 years)
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