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FBI Looking Into Possible Va. Voter Intimidation
MSNBC ^ | 11/7/06

Posted on 11/07/2006 12:52:16 PM PST by steve-b

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into the possibility of voter intimidation in the hard-fought U.S. Senate race between Sen. George Allen, a Republican, and Democratic challenger James Webb, officials told NBC News.

State officials alerted the Justice Department on Tuesday to several complaints of suspicious phone calls to voters who attempted to misdirect or confuse them about election day, Jean Jensen, Secretary of the Virginia State Board of Elections, told NBC’s David Shuster....

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: votefraud

1 posted on 11/07/2006 12:52:18 PM PST by steve-b
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To: steve-b

I loved the one last year where someone went around telling people that to avoid congestion republicans were supposed to vote on Tuesday and Democrats on Wednesday..

And some people complained that they fell for it (stuck on stupid)


2 posted on 11/07/2006 12:54:35 PM PST by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: steve-b

I confess! I am deliberately trying to suppress voters who aren't citizens or legally registered voters. So sue me!


3 posted on 11/07/2006 12:55:02 PM PST by TommyDale (Iran President Ahmadinejad is shorter than Tom Daschle!)
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To: steve-b

MSMBC: Rat CRap....don't believe it...


4 posted on 11/07/2006 12:55:16 PM PST by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: Mr. K
"...to avoid congestion republicans were supposed to vote on Tuesday and Democrats on Wednesday"

This year is the same. Republicans Tuesday, Democrats Wednesday. It works quite well.

5 posted on 11/07/2006 12:56:05 PM PST by TommyDale (Iran President Ahmadinejad is shorter than Tom Daschle!)
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To: steve-b
The "intimidation" card -- one of the Rats' favorites.

attempted to misdirect or confuse them about election day

"So, Mr. Gonzalez. Tell us whom you'll be voting for next Wednesday."

If you don't know where and when to vote, you shouldn't be voting.

6 posted on 11/07/2006 12:56:07 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: steve-b

Related thread: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1734132/posts?q=1&&page=1#1


7 posted on 11/07/2006 12:57:21 PM PST by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: steve-b
The viewer's e-mail stated after he had voted, he received a call from an unknown caller who said they knew the voter was registered out of state and would be arrested if they voted today.

Well....as long as the viewer said so. I guess he's an "unimpeachable source"......much like the one Dan Rather had.

8 posted on 11/07/2006 12:57:36 PM PST by edpc (Violence is ALWAYS a solution. Maybe not the right one....but a solution nonetheless)
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To: steve-b

We should just go back to parking police cars near the polling stations like they claimed in Floriduh


9 posted on 11/07/2006 12:57:46 PM PST by digger48 (there went breakfast)
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To: HarleyLady27

MSMBC:


That would be PMSDNC. (according to Rush)


10 posted on 11/07/2006 12:58:05 PM PST by wolfcreek (A personal attack is the reaction of an exhausted and/or disturbed mind.)
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To: steve-b
OK, OK ~ here's the telephone numbers of people who called me and INTIMIDATED ME with respect to matters involving the election. We even discussed whether or not "W" had changed the election to Wednesday.

I'm giving these evil doers up now because the election is almost over and they deserve a knock on the door from the FBI this evening:

212 529 5461

703 573 6811

There they are ~ cops, do your thing!

11 posted on 11/07/2006 12:58:24 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: steve-b

just laying the groundwork for contesting the elections.


12 posted on 11/07/2006 12:59:33 PM PST by elc (Slingin' away)
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To: steve-b
State officials alerted the Justice Department on Tuesday to several complaints of suspicious phone calls to voters who attempted to misdirect or confuse them about election day, Jean Jensen, Secretary of the Virginia State Board of Elections

Oh no, Dumocrats were told to vote on Wednesday and believed it!!!

13 posted on 11/07/2006 12:59:33 PM PST by Always Right
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To: Mr. Mojo

yep, voter intimidation is always charged.

I remember a couple of elections ago, Jesse Jackson complained there was a police roadblock set up to intimidate voters. It turned out the police roadblock was down the road from the polling place, it was part of legitimate law enforcement activity, and was not on the road to the polling place. Traffic going to and from the election site was unaffected.

But truth doesn't matter. It's what side of the political aisle or issues that you are on that matters. That's all we are supposed to care about.


14 posted on 11/07/2006 12:59:59 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: HarleyLady27

Fox News's Major Garrett and Carl Cameron were saying that this was election was going to be disappointing to Republicans, esp. George Allen. They did not say anything about fraud.


15 posted on 11/07/2006 1:00:20 PM PST by hsmomx3 (Steelers in '07--Go BIG BEN!!!)
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To: steve-b

I don't believe any of it.


16 posted on 11/07/2006 1:00:49 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: steve-b

"There are also allegations that fliers that say, "Skip This Election," are blanketing African-American communities, News4 reported."

Uh-oh, I think I hear the demmie's favorite song "Disenfrancised Voters" warming up in the background!!

Fortunately most of these 'allegations' never amount to anything but hot air...


17 posted on 11/07/2006 1:01:15 PM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX (Bible Thumper and Proud!))
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To: pillut48

Disenfrancised=disenfranchised


18 posted on 11/07/2006 1:01:39 PM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX (Bible Thumper and Proud!))
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To: steve-b
For the good of our nation, our troops in harms way and the unborn, victory for the GOP is essential and must be achieved by what ever means necessary.
19 posted on 11/07/2006 1:02:43 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: steve-b
"...several complaints of suspicious phone calls to voters who attempted to misdirect or confuse them about election day,..."

"Duh. When's election day? Duh. Whom do I vote for?"

"I'm sooo confused."

20 posted on 11/07/2006 1:07:46 PM PST by Cobra64 (Why is the War on Terror being managed by the DEFENSE Department?)
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To: steve-b

It's probably Dan Rather calling people so he can get them to say they were intimidated later. What else does he have to do?


21 posted on 11/07/2006 1:09:07 PM PST by RecallMoran (Recall Brodhead)
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To: steve-b

This is setting up for a possible dem loss, so they can blame it all on voter fraud.


22 posted on 11/07/2006 1:10:21 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (The American Left: morally bankrupt, corrupt, and willing to do anything by any means necessary to i)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

A question: How can anyone be intimidated into voting for someone they don't WANT to vote for? Nobody is in the booth with them. Nobody keeps track of how they vote.


23 posted on 11/07/2006 1:11:13 PM PST by I'm ALL Right!
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To: TommyDale
I confess! I am deliberately trying to suppress voters who aren't citizens or legally registered voters. So sue me!

Yep. and I went out in the dead of night, under the cover of darkness, and locked the gates to all the local cemeteries

24 posted on 11/07/2006 1:26:13 PM PST by maine-iac7 ( "...but you can't fool all of the people all the time." LINCOLN)
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To: wolfcreek

MSNBC="More Socialist Nonsense By Creeps"


25 posted on 11/07/2006 2:04:02 PM PST by TBP
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To: muawiyah
212 529 5461

703 573 6811

Anyone call these numbers to see what they are?

26 posted on 11/07/2006 2:10:04 PM PST by TBP
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To: steve-b

Sir, we'll need your name and some form of ID, it's not enough to have a another Democrat voter tell us you're family.

27 posted on 11/07/2006 2:41:58 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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