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Rep. Steve Kagen (D-Wis.): 'Turnout isn't where we need it to be'
The Hill ^ | November 2, 2010 | By Michael O'Brien

Posted on 11/02/2010 1:16:39 PM PDT by MaestroLC

Rep. Steve Kagen's (D-Wis.) campaign manager e-mailed supporters to warn them that turnout numbers were flagging and that they needed more voters to make their way to the polls.

"We have just been going over the morning voting numbers — and turnout isn’t where we need it to be in our strong areas," campaign manager Julie Heun wrote in an e-mail. "This race is going to be a squeaker — and every vote will count."

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: elections; kagen; turnout; wisconsin
First Coons sends a S.O.S. about low Dem turnout (and also claiming voter intimidation), now Steve Kagen says the same.

This is no coincidence. We have seen this M.O. before on election day: Dems setting up for legal fights in close races.

The Gallup enthusiasm gap poll of +19 GOP that was released today seems to be bearing out.

Is today a Superwave election? Dems appear to be in real trouble.

1 posted on 11/02/2010 1:16:42 PM PDT by MaestroLC
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To: MaestroLC

I want NO liberal Democrats to show up at any polling station.


2 posted on 11/02/2010 1:18:22 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: MaestroLC

Whoopeee!! Heads exploding tonight.


3 posted on 11/02/2010 1:20:30 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: MaestroLC
Oh the Horror!!! Doctor Millionaire many finally be going down. Granted he had a few townhalls on health care, but the turnout made it very clear how he should of voted. The long knives are out today...Finally PAYBACK!!!!
4 posted on 11/02/2010 1:20:36 PM PDT by John in Wisconsin
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To: MaestroLC

A rat’s idea of “voter intimidation” is actually nothing more than a show of resistance to rat vote fraud.


5 posted on 11/02/2010 1:20:53 PM PDT by chilltherats (He was born with a roaring voice, and it had the trick of inflaming half-wits against their betters)
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To: MaestroLC
"This race is going to be a squeaker" as in the sound Rats make when they panic and head for cover.

6 posted on 11/02/2010 1:20:53 PM PDT by Genoa (Put the kettle on!)
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To: MaestroLC

don’t believe it. get out and VOTE ANYWAY!


7 posted on 11/02/2010 1:23:50 PM PDT by sappy (criminalibs)
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To: Genoa

It’s also what they say just before they stuff the ballot box.


8 posted on 11/02/2010 1:24:34 PM PDT by chilltherats (He was born with a roaring voice, and it had the trick of inflaming half-wits against their betters)
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To: MaestroLC

To bad, so sad. SEE YA!


9 posted on 11/02/2010 1:24:38 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Palin-Bachmann Overdrive 2012 - takin' care o' business!)
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To: MaestroLC

Not so sure these reports aren’t just a strategy to try to get a more decisive win for the dem candidate. To get more people to the polls. I don’t trust this to be true.


10 posted on 11/02/2010 1:24:49 PM PDT by Lets Be Frank
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To: MaestroLC

Could this be a lie? I am hearing this a lot from Democrats....I really think they are playing it down.


11 posted on 11/02/2010 1:26:30 PM PDT by Texas4ever (God is in control!)
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To: MaestroLC

From The Hill article,
>>>She said O’Donnell backers were crowding the exterior of several polling places in anticipation of the candidate’s arrival, which briefly restricted access for some voters.<<<

“Briefly restricted access for some voters” is not voter intimidateion.

Give me a break.


12 posted on 11/02/2010 1:29:05 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: chilltherats

They need high turnout in order to justify or mask the fraud they need to commit in order to win.


13 posted on 11/02/2010 1:30:27 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: MaestroLC
Rep. Steve Kagen's (D-Wis.) campaign manager e-mailed supporters to warn them that turnout numbers were flagging and that they needed more voters to make their way to the polls.

"You hear that, amigos? Double-time! On to Wisconsin!"


14 posted on 11/02/2010 1:32:39 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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Food for thought: Things are far below expectations in Ohio.

Voting slowing down in Cuyahoga County; 410,000 ballots expected

The director of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has lowered her expectations for voter turnout in the county for this midterm election.

Director Jane Platten said that based on the number of votes cast by 2 p.m., she only expects closer to 410,000 ballots by the time the polls close at 7:30 p.m. Earlier, she predicted more than 430,000 of the county's 978,268 registered voters would turn out.

But by 2 p.m. today, only 10.5 percent of the voters had been heard from. Between 42 and 44 percent of the 205,000 absentee ballots had been returned

15 posted on 11/02/2010 1:35:07 PM PDT by MaestroLC ("Let him who wants peace prepare for war."--Vegetius, A.D. Fourth Century)
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To: MaestroLC

That’s code for: SEIU, we need more voter fraud!


16 posted on 11/02/2010 1:37:33 PM PDT by rintense
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To: MaestroLC

I think Kagen is right to think that low turnout is bad news for Democrats. If so, that means only the most enthusiastic voters (i.e, Republicans and right-leaning independents)are going to the polls.


17 posted on 11/02/2010 1:37:41 PM PDT by random_user_827 ((b) use DHCP to automatically assign IP addresses to hosts)
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To: MaestroLC
"turnout isn’t where we need it to be in our strong areas"

Allow me to translate: "We need more falsified ballots!!!!!!!!!!!"

18 posted on 11/02/2010 1:38:02 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Uncertainty: it's the new normal)
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Jake Tapper, ABC News, just tweeted this nugget:

"wow those early voting numbers from Florida aint pretty for Dems"

19 posted on 11/02/2010 1:38:58 PM PDT by MaestroLC ("Let him who wants peace prepare for war."--Vegetius, A.D. Fourth Century)
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To: rintense

you beat me by 30 seconds....


20 posted on 11/02/2010 1:40:13 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Uncertainty: it's the new normal)
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To: John in Wisconsin

I surely am praying for that...


21 posted on 11/02/2010 1:40:44 PM PDT by gibsosa
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To: MaestroLC
I just voted in my Republican leaning district (it did go Obama by less than 100 votes in 2008, but voted for Kagans competitor Jon Guard by a 200 vote margin the same year).

I was voter 609 at around 1:00. That turnout rivals 2008.

Things aren't looking good for Kagan in my district!!!!!!

22 posted on 11/02/2010 1:42:06 PM PDT by codercpc
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To: Cheerio
Whoopeee!! Heads exploding tonight.

HEAD EXPLODE Pictures, Images and Photos

23 posted on 11/02/2010 1:51:03 PM PDT by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: MaestroLC
Coons is a snot nosed know it all who thinks the Founders didn't get it right, the Constitution as they wrote it needs to be changed on a constant basis.

Thank God he will be back in Delaware raising taxes instead of in DC.

24 posted on 11/02/2010 1:52:19 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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Don’t forget, white Democrats are turning against obama in record numbers, so high turnout of white voters in Dem strongholds doesn’t guarantee anything....


25 posted on 11/02/2010 1:59:47 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Maverick68

This is the same old Democrat GOTV PM e-mail tactic they do every election ... why everybody falls for it time after time & Hannity out there doing the GOTV for the Democrats is amazing.


26 posted on 11/02/2010 2:11:50 PM PDT by Steven W.
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