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Democrat voter fraud in Montana?
The Billings Gazzette ^ | Sept. 13, 2008 | By JENNIFER McKEE

Posted on 09/15/2008 1:04:09 AM PDT by BigSkyDream

Schweitzer 'joke' may have grain of truth By JENNIFER McKEE Gazette State Bureau

UPDATE 3:30 p.m. : HELENA - Gov. Brian Schweitzer said this week he was "just joking" this summer when he suggested he tampered with the hotly-contested 2006 Senate election.

However, at least one Big Horn County observer was escorted out of a Crow Indian polling place that election night, (snip) Schweitzer has been criticized this week for remarks he made to a lawyer’s group in Philadelphia this July. In the remarks, Schweitzer insinuates that he tampered with election to secure a victory for Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester over incumbent Sen. Conrad Burns.

Schweitzer told the group that Democrats wanted to make sure American Indians turned out to vote because they generally vote Democratic.

Schweitzer said Democrats had a plan to have tribal police attempt to arrest poll observers on bogus charges. (snip) He said he called the election office and talked to an election clerk who was "as nervous as a pregnant nun."

As a Catholic woman, McMahon said she was offended by Schweitzer's "pregnant nun" comment and demanded an apology on behalf of all women.

She said she is angry over Schweitzer's suggestions that Butte elections could be fixed.

(snip) In the July speech, Schweitzer said there was no room for error in the 2006 Senate race, so "we were prepared."

"And the advantage is, you know, when you've got a governor of a state on your side, whoa!" a transcript of the speech says. "You can turn some dials and we did."

Tester wound up defeating Burns by only about 3,500 votes out of around 406,500 cast in a three-way race.

(Excerpt) Read more at billingsgazette.net ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Montana
KEYWORDS: baucus; burns; corruptdems; mt2008; schweitzer; tester; votefraud; voterfraud
Back in 2006 the GOP basically gave up on supporting Sen. Conrad Burns due to unfounded allegations of ties to Jack Abramoff which have since found to be groundless.

This also brings to questions rumors of an Operation Montana Chaos where supporters for Sen. Max Baucus crossed over and voted in the GOP primary for the weakest candidat Bob Kelleher who has run for office as member of the Green Party, Libertarian Party and Democrat party in the past.

1 posted on 09/15/2008 1:04:10 AM PDT by BigSkyDream
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To: BigSkyDream
"MONTANA: Schweitzer told the group that Democrats wanted to make sure American Indians turned out to vote because they generally vote Democratic."
2 posted on 09/15/2008 1:08:01 AM PDT by drzz (I)
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To: BigSkyDream
Isn't this the same governor who at the Democrat convention in Denver told Fox news that they were just a bunch of ignorant somethings?

Can someone repeat what he said because it was rather harsh against Fox.

BTW; Isn't he a rather fat little turd looking fellow.

3 posted on 09/15/2008 1:08:07 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (The Difference Between Palin and Obama is Common Sense, She's GOT IT, He DOESN'T)
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To: BigSkyDream
Hall said Schweitzer boasted in the speech that "he designed a plan to threaten poll watchers on Indian reservations, personally applied pressure to the elections officer in Butte/Silver Bow while the votes were being tabulated and manipulated the media for purposes of diminishing a call for a recount."

Schweitzer apologized Wednesday for these remarks in his speech to the American Association for Justice and denied interfering in the election.

First many criminals are caught after bragging about their crime. Two this man has no respect for Montanans to say something like this if he did not do it. Shameful either way.

4 posted on 09/15/2008 1:36:42 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: BigSkyDream
Hall said Schweitzer boasted in the speech that "he designed a plan to threaten poll watchers on Indian reservations, personally applied pressure to the elections officer in Butte/Silver Bow while the votes were being tabulated and manipulated the media for purposes of diminishing a call for a recount."

Schweitzer apologized Wednesday for these remarks in his speech to the American Association for Justice and denied interfering in the election.

"I was just joking around and making it colorful," Schweitzer said. "I can now see it was offensive to some people, and I’m deeply sorry if I offended anyone."

First many criminals are caught after bragging about their crime. Two this man has no respect for Montanans to say something like this if he did not do it. Shameful either way.

Sorry had to repost with proper italics.

5 posted on 09/15/2008 1:38:05 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: OKIEDOC

he is completely a turd looking fellow. He is from Havre and clearly is all over himself at all this attention. Very partisan. I am surprised Montanans like him so much.


6 posted on 09/15/2008 1:39:57 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: drzz

The Democrats have done to Indians what they have done to Blacks! And STUPID Indians and Blacks LOVE voting for their own demise.


7 posted on 09/15/2008 3:03:32 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: GOP Poet

I thought Montana was a MANLY state, but Max Baucus and now Schwietzer?? YIKES....GIRLIE MAN STATE!


8 posted on 09/15/2008 3:04:32 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: BigSkyDream; All
I covered this subject until I got tired of doing so:

-The Vote Fraud Archives--

9 posted on 09/15/2008 3:12:38 AM PDT by backhoe (For a Real Change, Vote Palin)
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To: BigSkyDream

Ping for later


10 posted on 09/15/2008 3:53:38 AM PDT by Former Dodger ( "Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." --Einstein)
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To: Ann Archy
I thought Montana was a MANLY state, but Max Baucus and now Schwietzer?? YIKES....GIRLIE MAN STATE!

I know what you mean. I don't know WHAT's happenin' up there. They must 'av all moved to Alaska! :-)

11 posted on 09/15/2008 4:16:25 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: BigSkyDream

Vote fraud??

I thought Obama was “organizing” in Illinios, not Montana.


12 posted on 09/15/2008 4:21:47 AM PDT by ovrtaxt ( One useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a Congress. --John Adams)
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To: drzz

Some joke.

According to one very reliable source I know, poll watchers were physically threatened by groups of thugs after they saw and tried to intervene against election workers sifting through ballots on the Blackfeet rez, tossing out GOP votes. They left as instructed in fear of their safety.

The outcome was something like 4,000 to 100 in favor of Tester at one precinct.

This story made the rounds the week of the election. And, as I say, it was no joke but a commentary as business as usual on the rez. Now if such behavior was reported to law enforcement and no action taken based on instructions from Gov. Blowhard in a bolo tie . . .

In fairness, I must add I did not witness the allegations and only mention them because Schweitzer himself brings up the topic. To him of the huge face, it’s a joke. To me, and a lot of Montanans, he’s the joke.

If this story ever was investigated, we might have a new gov this election cycle.


13 posted on 09/15/2008 4:30:53 AM PDT by StAntKnee (Why'dja say I was a community organizer? You know how I always wanted to pretend I was a soldier.)
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To: timer

*ping*


14 posted on 09/15/2008 6:08:26 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: drzz

The American Indian is another sad story similar to the American black — Indians’ heritage was one of independent self-supporting survival. They have now been turned into wards of the goobermint. Thus of course, they vote Democrat.


15 posted on 09/15/2008 6:13:56 AM PDT by webschooner (McWhatshisname/Palin 2008 !!)
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To: BigSkyDream
"Schweitzer told the group that Democrats wanted to make sure American Indians turned out to vote because they generally vote Democratic. "

Just an aside:

I wonder How Todd Palin being a native American affects all this?

16 posted on 09/15/2008 6:26:29 AM PDT by cookcounty ("A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not why the ship is built." ---Governor Sarah Palin)
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To: BigSkyDream

Bookmarked.


17 posted on 09/15/2008 6:33:45 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: cookcounty

“I wonder How Todd Palin being a native American affects all this?”

If you ever want to see some really rampant, vicious down-and-dirty racism, go hang at your neighborhood rez.

Right after targeting the good old reliable Whitey, the local Tribe doesn’t have much use for any...and I mean ANY...other tribe. Especially if it might affect the amount of money their pet politicians deliver to them for their votes.

Run on down to the Crow reservation and mention that Palin is Native American, the first question will be “What Tribe?”. If the answer ain’t Crow, he ain’t sh**.


18 posted on 09/15/2008 7:09:32 AM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet (Dealing with a situation with a speech or voting "Present" just doesn't hack it.)
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To: GOP Poet
I don't know WHAT's happenin' up there. They must 'av all moved to Alaska! :-)

Let me explain in a few words what has been happening for decades in places like Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Liberal d!psh!ts emmigrate from places like California and begin to adversely affect the demographics.

There are two types of Californians (not the only place these d!psh!ts come from): those who move in and want us to be become like CA, and those who move in because they want to live like we have for 150 years. The second type are welcome.

19 posted on 09/15/2008 9:23:06 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Man, that's stupid ... even by congressional standards.)
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet
When obama was in Billings he went to the Crow, made an honorary member. They gave him an honorary name, can't think of it now, but the locals call him white eagle. Brian, Jon and I'm sure Max are also members. If you're a ranking dem it's almost automatic to be a member. Wonder if they also get put on the dole. all you see is obama stickers.
Brian has done a few good things, not going along with the fed drivers license being the best. but as with any dem everything is calculated. maybe this news will help but i don't think so. So many libs have moved into Mt. that i don't have a lot of optimism. It's hard to tell if it's a guy or gal by the tracks in the snow anymore around here.
20 posted on 09/15/2008 9:46:59 AM PDT by ErnestT.Bass (LeRoy was right!!)
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To: drzz

Mont.and Pa. it seems are having the ACORN problem that Dems do in every, every federal election. No one investigates them. No one cares except AFTER the election. It is time for the Pubs to really spread the info on election fraud. Whether it is voting felons, not voting military ballots et al, it is time for the Pubs to stop being wussies on this affair.


21 posted on 09/15/2008 9:55:42 AM PDT by phillyfanatic
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To: ErnestT.Bass
When obama was in Billings he went to the Crow, made an honorary member. They gave him an honorary name, can't think of it now, but the locals call him white eagle

I thought it was "Walking Eagle" (as in too full of it to fly).

Native Americans Against Obama

22 posted on 09/15/2008 12:37:31 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: ErnestT.Bass
When obama was in Billings he went to the Crow, made an honorary member. They gave him an honorary name, can't think of it now, but the locals call him white eagle

I thought it was "Walking Eagle" (as in too full of it to fly).

Native Americans Against Obama

23 posted on 09/15/2008 12:37:59 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: OKIEDOC

I am not sure about what he said at the convention about FOX, but I did hear him on airhead America one day where he is a regular guest, call folks that want to drill our own resources a bunch of knuckle heads!

Imagine that? We want to develop our own resources for matters of National Security and that makes us knuckle heads!

Montana is turning red and we need to do what we can to not send Sen. Baucus back for another term as the sitting chairman of the Committee on Finance.

With all the problems in the financial markets we have to question the competence of the person in charge.

The dems say that we can’t afford 4 more years. I say we can’t afford two more years like the past two where they have been in charge.


24 posted on 09/15/2008 2:50:25 PM PDT by BigSkyDream
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To: StAntKnee
We lost majority control of the Senate by one!

If Tester was elected by fraudulent means done at the bullying tactics of Schweitzer then they both should share a cell.

25 posted on 09/15/2008 2:55:23 PM PDT by BigSkyDream
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To: drzz

You betcha there is massive voter fraud on Indian reservations.


26 posted on 09/15/2008 8:25:50 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Drill ANWR, Personal Accounts NOW ,)
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To: BigSkyDream
Did you see Schweitzer speak at the Democrat Convention?

I just happened to flip on the tube and there he was.

What a buffoon.

27 posted on 09/15/2008 8:26:14 PM PDT by happygrl
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To: drzz
Ironically, the Crow Indians were on the side of Custer and the US Army during the Indian Wars.

Now they've thrown in with the other Victim Groups in the Rat Party.

28 posted on 09/15/2008 8:29:28 PM PDT by happygrl
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To: RobinOfKingston
I see you are from Idaho.

My cousin and her spouse moved there from San Francisco 20 years ago. They were UC Santa Cruz alumni.

At the time there was a lot of talk about Californication, but they said they were merely returning to their roots as the family had pioneered in Idaho 100 years ago.

They were both Obama delegates to the DNC.

Errrrrggghh!

29 posted on 09/15/2008 8:42:17 PM PDT by happygrl
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To: happygrl
They were both Obama delegates to the DNC.

Errrrrggghh!

Their politics will be smothered in the delightfully conservative atmosphere here. I just hope, for their own sakes that they left the happy-clappy life behind when they left San Fran.

(I drove through SF a few years ago, heading for Ariz. Got lost. Wound up on Castro Street. Twisted around and came out on a street I recognized which lead to 101, and away I went.)

30 posted on 09/15/2008 9:35:46 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Man, that's stupid ... even by congressional standards.)
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To: Smokin' Joe
Yeah, walkin eagle was mentioned but then it kinda went down hill from there. all colors of the rainbow and then some.
Saw something from the from the debate tonite, brian pushing oil drilling and development. didn’t sound like the same person who spoke at the convention. oh well. I’m sure he's got higher plans than just governor of Montana.
another great conversation starter is the unopened prison that sits in the middle of Hardin.
31 posted on 09/16/2008 4:23:53 AM PDT by ErnestT.Bass (LeRoy was right!!)
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